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first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McKines suffered an early quarterfinals exit with the Aces in 2013, and in 2015, fell with the Elasto Painters in four games in the semifinals to eventual champion San Miguel.Knowing that he has his work cut out for him, McKines embraces the challenge as he seeks to mesh with this already potent Beermen unit.“I see myself fitting in well. I just got to play hard and play in unison with the team,” he said. “I have to play hard as hell. Leave everything on the floor and be ready for war every night.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena After heated finals, things are ‘cool’ between Semerad twins LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Wendell McKines. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netWendell McKines is aware of the tall task at hand for the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.McKines is beefing up the powerhouse San Miguel in the season-ending conference and expectations are at an all-time high as the Beermen shoot to replicate the glory of the 1989 season and capture another Grand Slam.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong But the returning reinforcement is looking at the lofty aspirations as his fuel to perform at his best.“Isn’t pressure supposed to bring out the best in you?,” he said. “They just won two championships. I’m just looking forward to seeing what this brings out of me and what I can bring to the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMcKines is no stranger to the Philippine setting, as the 28-year-old previously played for Alaska in 2013 and Rain or Shine in 2015.However, the Oakland-born reinforcement has yet to make it to the final dance. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

first_imgATHENS – The Lighting Ceremony for the Flame of Hope is a special day for the Summer Special Olympics. It marks the start of the countdown to the official opening of the games on March 14th in Abu Dhabi while celebrating diversity, inclusion, and the strength of will of the Special Olympics athletes.The ceremony will begin on February 27th at the Zappeion Megaron. It will be followed by a torch relay from there to the United Arab Emirates Embassy, with a handoff of the torch will be taking place in front of the SNF offices. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) will participate in this exciting celebration. The SNF supports the goals and work of Special Olympics International, including with a recent $10 million, three-year grant for the implementation of the “Play Unified – Learn Unified” program. “Play Unified – Learn Unified” implements sports programs in dozens of countries, including Brazil, Kenya, Tanzania, and Indonesia, that encourage equal participation of all young people, with or without mental disabilities, to eliminate prejudice and promote the full integration of people with disabilities into society. Representatives of the SNF will also travel to Abu Dhabi between March 14th and March 21st to attend the Special Olympics World Games.Source: SNFTweetPinShare22 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgBrad Praisley wearing a Nebraska hat in honor of Sam Foltz.Twitter/@BradPaisleyWhen country singer Brad Paisley takes the stage tonight at the University of Nebraska, he’ll be paying tribute to late Huskers punter Sam Foltz.Paisley announced on his Twitter he is dedicating tonight’s show to Sam Foltz, and inscribed the punter’s initials and No. 27 on his hat.Ok @huskers: Today and this show is for Sam Foltz.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) October 13, 2016Paisley’s gesture is just the latest in a long line of tributes for Foltz, who was tragically killed in a car crash over the summer.Even Nebraska opponents have gotten in on the act.Paisley will play at Nebraska tonight and Kansas tomorrow. He also has a show booked at UCLA on Oct. 21.last_img read more

first_imgMarcus Rashford has “a big opportunity” to become Manchester United’s main striker this season, according to Jose Mourinho – but he has to score more goals.United began the post-Romelu Lukaku era in some style, thrashing Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford with two goals from Rashford to ease concerns that they don’t have enough quality in attack.Mourinho thinks that Chelsea’s tactical naivety meant the game was well set up for Rashford to thrive, but that he can improve as a player with the added weight of responsibility this year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “He has to score more goals,” Mourinho said on Sky Sports.“Especially without Lukaku in the team it will probably be these two [Rashford and Anthony Martial], plus Alexis [Sanchez] and Mason [Greenwood]. He will be on the pitch all the time and he has the qualities to be better and better and better.“He has the ambition and work ethic, he wants to improve, he wants to work. This season he has a big opportunity to be a better player and score more goals.“It depends on the way they play. Playing the way they played today against a Chelsea team that allowed them to play the way they like to play, he is very dangerous. Against teams with compact blocks, a lower block, that are more physical, I think it is a bit more difficult for them.”Marcus Rashford Man Utd vs Chelsea 2019-20Mourinho was keen to point out that, while United were good value for their win and would be right to feel pleased with their performance, not every team will be quite as accommodating as Chelsea were.Frank Lampard was looking for a statement performance in his first game in the dugout, but his side struggled to pick United’s defence apart and couldn’t contain them on the counter.“People have to respect them,” Mourinho added. “This is not the Manchester United of ten, 15, 20 years ago but it is Manchester United. There are some very good players.“You have to know the qualities you have and the weaknesses that you have, and you have to know the qualities and the weaknesses that the opposition have.“For example, Chelsea today, they stuck to a plan where they were thinking more about their own identity and less about United’s identity and their strengths.“When you have Marcus Rashford playing there on the left, you have to think about that because he can hurt you.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights The Government has hailed the success of the World Bank-funded Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI), which was implemented locally by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) from January 2010 to July 2017.The US$15 million programme, which was pivotal in facilitating improved market access for micro and small-scale rural agricultural producers and tourism projects, was geared towards reducing poverty by increasing potential earning opportunities for persons, particularly in rural communities.Speaking at the recent closing ceremony/symposium for the REDI project at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said the partnership facilitating the initiative’s implementation has resulted in effective and meaningful changes in the beneficiaries’ communities.He noted that REDI “falls in tandem with the Government’s commitment to move the nation from a state of dependence on lower forms of capital, to creating the environment where higher forms of capital are achieved, especially through entrepreneurship.”The Minister pointed out that through the introduction of technologies and accompanying training in their usage, persons in rural areas have been empowered to utilise their skills and talents to gain financially while embracing and promoting Jamaica’s culture.Dr. Chang said the REDI project’s focus on assisting farmers develop and earn from their activities was one of the initiative’s most notable inputs.Additionally, he said investments facilitated in rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation systems, among other agricultural developments, have assisted in boosting production, resulting in significant income generation that will ultimately redound to the benefit of Jamaica’s economic growth agenda.“This is in line with our Vision 2030 mission which is to create an environment and engage initiatives to strengthen critical sectors such as agriculture and tourism (in order) to (set) the country on a stable path to economic growth,” the Minister underscored.Dr. Chang said JSIF’s piloting of the REDI project has helped the country to move closer to achieving its development goals by “facilitating the strengthening of the supply chain linkages between the agricultural sector and end users in processing, tourism, fast food chains, restaurants and supermarkets, and families.”He further noted that the REDI project has supported the development of community-based tourism as a viable option and opportunity for economic investment.“The project has certainly strengthened the capacity of rural groups to be able to plan and implement income-generating projects, (thereby) ensuring greater sustainability of rural development through inter -agency collaboration,” he added.Dr. Chang further pointed out that two of the main guiding principles of the Vision 2030 Jamaica- National Development Plan, sustainability and partnerships – have been evident in the initiative.For this reason he said “the Government is keen to continue supporting and endorsing projects, such as REDI, which has made a valuable impact in rural communities and the country.” Speaking at the recent closing ceremony/symposium for the REDI project at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said the partnership facilitating the initiative’s implementation has resulted in effective and meaningful changes in the beneficiaries communities. The Government has hailed the success of the World Bank-funded Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI), which was implemented locally by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) from January 2010 to July 2017. Dr. Chang said the REDI project’s focus on assisting farmers develop and earn from their activities was one of the initiative’s most notable inputs.last_img read more

first_imgDozens of stars from TV, sports, music and film will ante up and bet big to support talented young cancer researchers and change the future of cancer at Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s (Tower) 3rd Annual Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament and Casino Night on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Sofitel Hotel, Riviera 31, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048.Samantha Harris, host of Entertainment Tonight, and former host of Dancing with the Stars, who is a breast cancer survivor, will be honored with the inaugural Cancer Free Generation Mission Award. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:00 PM PDT.The evening will honor Samantha Harris, breast cancer survivor and host of Entertainment Tonight, and longtime former co-host of Dancing with the Stars. The event has attracted the support of numerous celebrities who are expected to attend including rock icon Gene Simmons of KISS, Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), Joey McIntyre (New Kids On The Block), Jesse Spencer (Chicago Fire), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Gilles Marini (Sex and the City, Dancing with the Stars), Mekhi Phifer (ER/Torchwood: Miracle Day/White Collar), Samuel Hunt (Chicago PD), Sophie Tweed-Simmons (Gene Simmons Family Jewels), Tig Nataro (Comedian), Tito Ortiz (MMA/UFC Champion), Jason Collins (retired NBA player), Tony Denison (Major Crimes), WWE/E! Total Divas Maryse Ouellette and Eva Marie, Frank Kramer (The Heidi & Frank Show/ Dish Nation).Cancer Free Generation (CFG) is the young leadership division of Tower Cancer Research Foundation. CFG seeks to identify, among their peers in the Southern California region, visionary and innovative doctors, medical professionals and researchers and enable them to discover and implement new ideas and techniques to conquer cancer. Additionally, CFG’s efforts support young people and their families who have been impacted by cancer, so that they may approach life with renewed strength and optimism. With this dual approach, CFG’s goal is to help ensure that the next generation becomes the first cancer free generation. CFG’s executive committee consists of young professionals working in a variety of fields including finance, law, real estate, entertainment, and medicine. Many members of CFG’s leadership are, themselves, young cancer survivors. Their common vision is the desire to build a more inspired community via connecting fascinating and passionate young people who make a difference in the world.Top prizes include a seat in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, January 2017 in the Bahamas; 5-Night Stay at the Trump Hotel Waikiki Hawaii; and a 3-Night Stay for Two at the Hilton Los Cabos.Tickets may be purchased at the Tower website or by calling 310.299.8477.last_img read more

first_imgLONDON – The trade body representing British music warned Thursday that the industry’s financial fortunes, currently sky-high as a result of the popularity of the likes of Ed Sheeran, could be damaged in the event of a “bad Brexit deal.”The BPI, which has been championing the interests of big players such as Sony Music U.K. as well as more than 400 independent music companies for decades, said a failure to strike an adequate deal would prevent the industry becoming an “international calling card” in a post-Brexit world.“With Brexit approaching, music can help to showcase what is exciting about the U.K. as we forge new trading relationships, but only if our government supports us by ensuring a strong Brexit deal that enables artists to tour freely, robustly protects music rights, and prevents physical music products being impeded in transit,” said Geoff Taylor, the chief executive of BPI.Taylor’s warning came as the BPI reported booming British music exports last year, when they rose 12 per cent to 408.4 million pounds ($530 million). That’s the highest level since records began 18 years ago and means the total generated since 2000 is over 5 billion pounds.The BPI said U.K. artists accounted for one in every eight albums globally in 2017. And the world’s bestselling album was British in nine of the past thirteen years, most recently with Ed Sheeran’s “Divide.” Other British success stories in 2017 were Rag’n’Bone Man, whose debut album “Human” came in fourth, and Sam Smith’s “The Thrill of it All” at five.Revenue growth was particularly strong across Europe, up 29 per cent since 2015, with France doing particularly well. Europe remains the U.K.’s biggest export market for music, though the United States is the single biggest national market by a significant margin, accounting for more than 35 per cent of U.K. music earnings. Exports to China were also strong in 2017.Buoyant sales in Europe highlight the fact that British exporters are in a so-called “sweet spot” at the moment — British exporters have been able to benefit from the 15 per cent or so fall in the pound following the Brexit vote in June 2016 while still having full and unimpeded access to the European single market.With less than 30 weeks to go to Brexit, it’s still unclear how Britain will trade with the other 27 countries in the EU. Both sides have said they want to maintain smooth trade but the EU has insisted that Britain cannot continue to have the same sort of tariff-less access as it enjoys now if it doesn’t abide by the rules governing the single market, including the freedom of movement for people.last_img read more

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers must now deal with the fallout of Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s announcement it will file for bankruptcy.That will include looking at how to keep ratepayer costs down, ensure wildfire victims get the money they’re owed and rethink California’s energy picture in the face of climate change.PG&E said Monday it is filing for bankruptcy as it faces at least $30 billion in potential damages from lawsuits related to catastrophic California wildfires. It kicks off a 15-day window before the official filing.That’s prompting worries that power bills will rise and wildfire victims won’t get all of the money they are owed. Newsom says his top priorities are safety, reliability and affordability.Kathleen Ronayne And Janie Har, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The officer held responsible for the accidental shooting down of a military helicopter at the height of India-Pakistan tension in February will be charged by the Indian Air Force (IAF) for culpable homicide not amounting to murder along with three others, according to reports. The IAF is yet to officially acknowledge reasons for the Mi-17 helicopter’s crash on February 27, the day Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jets attempted to cross the Line of Control (LoC). But reports suggest that it was shot down in a friendly fire by IAF’s own air defence missile. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The Court of Inquiry into the incident killing all six onboard is yet to be completed. The IAF maintains that the investigation was still going on but multiple reports indicate that there was a lapse in following the Standard Operating Procedures. A report said that the officer commanding the Srinagar air base, where the crash took place, has been removed. The officer who was presiding over operations will face charges of culpable homicide, a criminal offence, according to another report. The incident had occurred in Jammu and Kashmir in the melee when IAF jets had engaged intruding PAF fighters over the LoC a day after air strike on terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot.last_img read more

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Provincial Council member Sumith Lal Mendis was sworn in as the Health Minister of the Western Provincial Council (WPC) today.

Diplomats from the United States, the EU, India, Japan, Australia and Canada were among those who attended the briefing. (Colombo Gazette) United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe briefed diplomats at Temple Trees this evening on the political crisis affecting the country.Ambassadors, High Commissioners and representatives from nearly 20 countries attended the briefing.

A man has been charged with impaired driving after hitting 3 pedestrians in Niagara late Tuesday night.The incident occurred at Murray Street and Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls.One of the pedestrians, a male, was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency efforts were unsuccessful.Another man and a woman were taken to hospital. Their condition is unknown.The driver charged with impaired may have charges upgraded to criminal negligence causing bodily harm and impaired driving causing death following an investigation. read more

LONDON — The U.K. Labour Party’s chief Brexit adviser says opposition plans to block a “no-deal” Brexit will require another extension to Article 50 so the Oct. 31 deadline doesn’t take effect.Keir Starmer told the BBC on Sunday that the legislation to be introduced in Parliament will focus on an extension of the deadline to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson from leaving the European Union without a deal.He says the length of the extension is “secondary” because the top priority is preventing a disorderly departure on Oct. 31.Current plans call for Britain to leave the EU on that date unless Britain formally asks for an extension and each of the bloc’s other 27 nations agree.Britain’s Parliament only has a short time to deal with the situation.The Associated Press read more

CALGARY — American short-seller Marc Cohodes is firing back at the Alberta Securities Commission after it announced it wants to stop him from trading in securities of Calgary-based Badger Daylighting Ltd.Law firm Boersch Shapiro, which says it represents Cohodes in the United States, says in a statement the investor will challenge the ASC’s “ill-advised application” and looks forward to “public revelations” about Badger.The provincial regulator said Thursday it will also seek to have the California short-seller prohibited from making “misleading” public declarations regarding Badger, citing a social media posting that used a picture of a Badger truck as support for his allegation of illegal toxic dumping.But the law firm says Cohodes has evidence from whistleblowers that supports his allegation of illegal dumping of toxic material by the hydrovac excavating company and accuses ASC staff of not contacting him to review the evidence.In May, Badger said in a news release that the ASC had conducted an investigation into allegations made against it by short-sellers and found that no enforcement action would be taken.The Boersch Shapiro statement says the ASC’s requested order would purport to violate the U.S. Constitution and Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by restraining Cohodes’ right to free speech.In its notice of application, the ASC accuses Cohodes of trying to artificially manipulate the price of Badger securities, thus becoming a “threat” to the integrity of the capital market in Alberta.The application for the order against Cohodes is to be heard next week. read more

AUDIO: Blockade making life in Yemen even worse, says UN official. “While the Saudi-led military coalition has partially lifted the recent blockade of Yemen, closure of much of the country’s air, sea and land ports is making an already catastrophic situation far worse,” said a joint statement issued by World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Anthony Lake, and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.“The space and access we need to deliver humanitarian assistance is being choked off, threatening the lives of millions of vulnerable children and families,” the statement added.Since 2015, Yemen has been in a conflict between forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and those allied to the Houthi rebel movement.The UN agency chiefs jointly appealed for the coalition to permit entry of lifesaving supplies to Yemen, describing the situation “the worst humanitarian crisis in the world” in which more than 20 million people, including over 11 million children, are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, at least 14.8 million are without basic healthcare and an outbreak of cholera has resulted in more than 900,000 suspected cases.“Some 17 million people do not know where their next meal is coming from and 7 million are totally dependent on food assistance. Severe acute malnutrition is threatening the lives of almost 400,000 children. As supplies run low, food prices rise dramatically, putting thousands more at risk,” the statement said.The statement said that all of the country’s ports – including those in areas held by the opposition – should be reopened without delay, as that is the only way that UN-chartered ships can deliver the vital humanitarian cargo that the population needs to survive. Flights from the UN Humanitarian Air Service – into and out of Yemen – should be given immediate clearance to resume. “The clock is ticking and stocks of medical, food and other humanitarian supplies are already running low,” the statement said, warning that the cost of this blockade is being measured in the number of lives that are lost.“On behalf of all those whose lives are at imminent risk, we reiterate our appeal to allow humanitarian access in Yemen without further delay,” it said. read more

Some 5,000 people have settled in several villages along the border near the town of Ingbokolo in Ituri province in north-eastern DRC, the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.“Most are women, children and the elderly” said UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch, explaining that they have been arriving by foot “exhausted, hungry and thirsty”.“Among them are people suffering malaria or other illnesses” he continued, noting that many of those traumatized have “witnessed violent incidents, including armed men reportedly murdering and raping civilians and looting villages”.According to reports, the violence has displaced another 8,000 people inside South Sudan, near the town of Yei.The clashes started on 19 January between the army and a rebel group known as the National Salvation Front, UNHCR says, blocking humanitarian access to affected areas. The conflict in South Sudan has created over 2.2 million refugees since 2013. Armed groups continue child release, but 19,000 remain: UNICEFEvery child no longer with an armed group represents a childhood restored and a future regained – UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta ForeMeanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reported that an armed group in South Sudan released 119 children on Tuesday in the south-west town of Yambio, who had been held captive by the militia group known as the South Sudan National Liberation Movement (SSLM), which signed a peace agreement with the Government in 2016.Of the newly-released, 48 were girls, with the youngest child being 10-years-old. More than 3,100 children being held by armed groups have now been freed.“Every child no longer with an armed group represents a childhood restored and a future regained,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.During the process, each child was registered and provided with a certificate stating they were no longer affiliated with the group. They then met social workers, health workers and education specialists, so their immediate needs could be assessed.UNICEF said that for each released child given help, one vulnerable child and their family from the host community receiving them, is also being supported to foster acceptance and promote a boost the chances of successful reintegration. “More and more children are being freed from armed groups and armed forces in South Sudan, and while this is an encouraging development, there is a long way to go before all of the more than 19,000 children still in their ranks are returned to their families,” asserted Ms. Fore.This year marks the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which requires governments to meet the basic needs of children and to help them reach their full potential, according to the UNICEF chief.“Five months after the signing of a peace agreement, UNICEF calls on all parties to South Sudan’s conflict to recommit themselves to upholding these rights and to ensuring that children are never soldiers”, concluded Ms. Fore. read more

first_imgIn the future, fighter pilots could be little more than relics of lesser Louis Gossett, Jr. movies. The US Air Force is currently deliberating future incarnations of its elite stealth fighter, the F-22 Raptor. The USAF is reportedly very interested in pursuing remotely-controlled, pilotless Raptors to be operational by 2030. All branches of the armed forces already make use of unmanned aerial drones for surveillance and targeted ground/sea strikes. However, the F-22 was specifically designed as an air superiority fighter for going nose-to-nose with other air crafts. Top Gun stuff. So, bringing this craft into the unmanned realm is a big (if not inevitable) step.AdChoices广告Remote piloting has many potential benefits. Obviously, human pilots can now be placed out of harm’s way. Additionally, unmanned planes would be able to perform complex maneuvers without having to factor in the effects of life threatening G-forces on human cargo. And from a design standpoint, space that formerly had to be allocated for pilot and accompanying life-support systems can now be otherwise used.In the future, the military will basically be a collection of big expensive remote-controlled cars. via seventotenlast_img read more

first_imgTchernobyl : les sangliers d’Autriche sont toujours contaminés par les rejets radiocatifs Vingt-cinq ans après la catastrophe de Tchernobyl, les sangliers autrichiens sont toujours contaminés par les retombées radioactives, assure une association écologiste. En raison de son alimentation, l’espèce est particulièrement touchée par la persistance du césium 137 dans l’environnement.Alors que les conséquences sanitaires de l’accident de Fukushima divisent aujourd’hui les experts, l’ONG écologiste autrichienne Global 2000 rappelle que les impacts de la catastrophe de Tchernobyl existent toujours dans le pays, comme c’est aussi le cas en Allemagne. “Nos mesures sur la viande de sanglier montrent un dépassement clair de la limite autorisée en césium radioactif”, assure Reinhard Uhrig, responsable des questions nucléaires de l’association, dans un communiqué cité parÀ lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylL’association explique avoir analysé de la viande de sanglier trouvée dans le commerce, dans certaines des régions autrichiennes les plus touchées par la catastrophe nucléaire, et y avoir détecté une radioactivité de 1.060 becquerels par kilo (bq/kg). Or la limite est fixé à 600 bq/kg en Autriche. “Cette viande aurait dû être détruite immédiatement et ne jamais se retrouver dans le commerce. Or nous l’avons achetée tout à fait normalement”, s’insurge Reinhard Uhrig.Si vingt-cinq ans après la catastrophe de Tchernobyl, le niveau de césium radioactif a été réduit de moitié, il “affiche des niveaux encore trop élevés”, dénonce l’association. Les sangliers font partie des espèces animales les plus touchées, encore aujourd’hui, par les retombées radioactives, et ce en raison de leur alimentation. Le césium est la principale source de contamination de la chaîne alimentaire. L’élément se fixe lentement dans le sol par les minéraux, et contamine alors les feuilles, les racines, et les champignons dont se nourrit le gibier. Considérée comme moyenne, la période de radioactivité du césium 137 est de trente ans.Le 16 avril 2011 à 18:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target The 11 Weirdest ‘Scooby-Doo’ Guest StarsGive Some Damn Fine Gifts With This Twin Peaks Gift Guide We knew who killed Laura Palmer, but the next biggest mystery about Twin Peaks was when the third season was going to premiere. Now we have that answer.Showtime announced Monday at the Television Critics Association (TCA) conference that Twin Peaks will be premiering on May 21 with a two-hour premiere.This season, which takes place 26 years after it was canceled in 1991, will feature 18 episodes. Showtime subscribers will be able to watch episodes three and four directly following the premiere digitally.Showtime president David Nevins, who made the announcement, said that he and Showtime programming president Gary Levine have already seen the entire series, and gave it a seal of approval.“This version of Twin Peaks is the pure heroin version of David Lynch, and I’m excited to be putting that out,” Nevins said. Like its previous seasons, it “rewards close watching.”The third season of the cult TV show was announced in October 2014, so we’ve been waiting a while for it. Even then, it still seemed uncertain, thanks to some behind-the-scenes drama with writer, director, and co-creator David Lynch, who announced he was leaving over money issues. Luckily, a month later, he was back on board.Details have been scarce since then. There was a rumor that the season would premiere at Sundance, which takes place from Jan. 19-29 this year, but co-creator Mark Frost crushed those hopes with a tweet.center_img Just to quash a silly rumor going around: Twin Peaks is NOT, repeat, NOT going to be shown at Sundance this year.— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) January 3, 2017The internet rumor mill also had an idea for a premiere date after images of a leaked Showtime promotional calendar showed that Twin Peaks was featured in May.But remember, and this is the bad news (or good news depending on how you look at it): these 18 episodes will be it. The current plan is for it to be a “closed-ended, one-time event,” according to Nevins.Those 18 episodes might be enough to put some of our open-ended questions to bed. Trust me, for those who haven’t seen the original series, there are a lot of them. Considering that this is Lynch, though, and complicated thematic-heavy stories are his strength and passion, we’re just hoping to see how Annie’s doing at the very least.last_img read more

first_imgSan Diego active lifestyle industry produces more than $6 Billion December 12, 2018 Posted: December 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  San Diego’s sports and active lifestyle industry generates more than $6 billion in economic output for the region, according to a report released Wednesday by San Diego Sports Innovators and the Cal State San Marcos Office of Business Research.San Diego County businesses that enable residents to enjoy active lifestyle activities have created more than 39,000 jobs, according to the report, and 18,000 dependent employment jobs. All told, the active lifestyle industry in the county has created more jobs than both Qualcomm and the San Diego County Water Authority combined.“San Diego is a fertile space for the sport and active lifestyle companies due to the combination of a young, active and wealthy population, as well as the temperate climate that allows for uninhibited outdoor activity,” said SDSI Executive Director Bob Rief. “What we were really excited to find in this study is just how many companies have been successful in making a passion or hobby into a successful long-term business.”The report cites sports and active lifestyle brands and companies based in the San Diego area, such as Reef sandals, UGG footwear, Tony Hawk and Birdhouse skateboards and TaylorMade and Callaway golf equipment, and concludes that active lifestyle industry sales revenues, profit growth and employment growth are all expected to increase in the immediate future.“San Diego is the place to be for an active and healthy lifestyle,” said SDSI Executive Chairman and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more