Race plays no role in kids language skills

first_imgNew York: Researchers have discovered that race plays no role in the amount and quality of words mothers use with their children or with the language skills children later develop. The study evaluated the language use of black mothers in comparison with white mothers with the same education levels to measure the amount and complexity of the words they use with their infants and young children. “Our findings represent a big shift from previous thinking that race-based differences in maternal language play a significant role in children’s language outcomes,” said Mary Bratsch-Hines from University of North Carolina in the US. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe current study followed 1,292 children from birth and is part of the Family Life Project which focuses on disentangling race, socioeconomic status and educational attainment to better understand the factors that influence child outcomes. Researchers measured the interactions between mothers and their children during four picture book interactions in the home between the ages of 6 and 36 months. It was found that maternal education played an important role in predicting the amount and quality of the mother’s language use and the child’s language development. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardMaternal education was very related to children’s later language at school age regardless of maternal race and that mothers’ early language input quality and complexity were even more related to children’s later language at school age, researchers said. This study is significant because earlier studies generally included parents with higher incomes who were primarily white and parents with lower incomes who were primarily black, they said.last_img read more

Fix low incomes among family class immigrants to help Canadas economy study

first_imgOTTAWA – Chronic low income among so-called “family-class” immigrants is a concern that needs to be addressed not just for humanitarian reasons, but also to help sustain the Canadian economy, a new report from the Conference Board of Canada suggests.As the country becomes more dependent on newcomers to fill labour needs, Canada should be looking to improve the labour market barriers and quality of life for newcomers, says the report released Tuesday.“Low earnings and the prevalence of chronic low income among the family class are issues of concern that need to be addressed to help boost the living standards of immigrant families,” it says.Doing so, it continues, would “help Canada benefit from their human capital in the labour market as it becomes more dependent on immigrant support for its economic growth.”The study measures how the three classes of immigrants contribute to the economy and shows that while Canada has prioritized economic-class immigrants since the mid-1990s, family-class immigrants do more to boost retention rates and improve outcomes for immigrant families.Newcomers to Canada through family reunification and private sponsorship programs earn significantly less on average than the average Canadian wage, but having family on hand to help with child care allows them to boost their household income by working longer hours.Family reunification also promotes settlement and integration of immigrants into communities, which encourages better retention rates.“This underscores the utility of family reunification to economic development policy, as it helps to stimulate demand within the economy and add workers to the labour supply,” says the report — especially key for Atlantic Canada, where family-class immigrants have been staying in larger numbers than their economic counterparts.The findings emphasize the importance of viewing family-class immigrants through an economic policy lens, the board notes, given the fact Canada will continue to be dependent on a steady stream of new arrivals to maintain a sustainable level of economic growth.Statistics Canada data shows the number of deaths in Canada is forecast to overcome the rate of births by 2034, meaning a shrinking workforce that not even the rapid advancement of automation will be able to absorb.Shutting the doors to immigrants completely would likely lead to a smaller workforce, higher taxes and dwindling social services, the study found, while boosting immigration rates to one per cent of the population would result in modest growth.“Immigration has been vital to Canada’s prosperity throughout the country’s history and is poised to play an even bigger role moving forward. Canada needs to remain proactive in its efforts to benefit from immigration,” the report concludes.— Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitter.last_img read more

Sit Down To Lunch With Paul Rudd

first_imgPaul Rudd hosted his 5th annual All-Star Bowling Benefit for SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, held on February 13 at Lucky Strike Lanes and hosted by Hamilton’s Brandon Victor Dixon, and there are still several ways to support this great cause.Stars including Paul Rudd, Sutton Foster, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Everett Bradley, and more are offering up exclusive opportunities to join them, all while supporting SAY.Now up for auction at Charitybuzz.com are items such as: • Sit Down to Lunch with Paul Rudd in NYC • See Bon Jovi in Concert and Enjoy a Pre-Show Hang with Band Member Everett Bradley • Meet Sutton Foster During a Visit to the Set of “Younger” in NYC • 2 House Seats to Groundhog Day Plus Lunch with Andy Karl and Orfeh in NYC • 2 House Seats to Sunday in the Park with George • 2 House Seats to See Billy Joel in Concert at Madison Square Garden • 2 Tickets to Present Laughter on Broadway Plus a Backstage Tour • 2 House Seats to The Book of Mormon on Broadway Plus a Backstage Meet & GreetBidding closes on March 8th at 3:00pm ET. You can access the auction here.last_img read more

Obama to unveil spying reforms on January 17

first_imgUS President Barack Obama will unveil reforms to the country’s spying activities on January 17, his spokesman said Friday, following a review of the National Security Agency (NSA).White House spokesman Jay Carney said that Obama’s remarks next Friday would show the “outcomes of the work that has been done on the review process.”The White House said on Thursday that the president was nearing the end of his soul searching about US spying reforms as he met lawmakers who oversee the intelligence community. Obama met the delegation in Washington as part of consultations with players on all sides of the debate on how best to balance US security and privacy rights, following revelations of massive spy agency snooping by fugitive contractor Edward Snowden.The meeting included several prominent critics of NSA phone and data sweeps. Obama says revelations over the program by Snowden have undermined public confidence in the work of the US intelligence community and reforms are needed.Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, who was one of the lawmakers in the meeting, called on the president to explain why such vast data mining programs — which spy chiefs say help piece together links between terror suspects worldwide — were necessary.Senior US officials have indicated Obama is considering whether to permit the programs to continue while requiring data to be held either by technology companies or a third party instead of the NSA. Intelligence officers would have to obtain court permission to access the phone records.last_img read more

Striking workers at Bombardiers La Pocatiere plant reject deal

MONTREAL — Striking workers at a Bombardier Inc. factory in Quebec have voted to reject a tentative contract with the Montreal-based company.About 90% of the votes cast at a special meeting of the workers at the rail-equipment plant northeast of Quebec City were against the deal.The vote was held late Wednesday and the results were published by their union, an affiliate of the Confederation of National Trade Unions.Subcontracting, pension and salaries have been the key issues.The strike affecting 330 unionized Bombardier workers in La Pocatiere, Que., is the first at the plant in 30 years.The workers have been without a contract since Sept. 30, 2011.

Boeing wins delay in duty ruling on petition against Bombardier CSeries

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 28, 2017 9:25 am MDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2017 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Bombardier CS 300 performs its demonstration flight during the Paris Air Show, at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Monday, June 15, 2015. Bombardier may have to wait an extra two months to find out if its CSeries commercial jets will be hit by punishing U.S. duties.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francois Mori – AP Boeing wins delay in duty ruling on petition against Bombardier CSeries MONTREAL – Bombardier will have to wait an extra two months to find out if its CSeries commercial jets will be hit by punishing U.S. duties.The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday granted Boeing’s request to delay its preliminary determination on the aircraft giant’s petition until Sept. 25 from July 21.A final determination is still expected later this year.In April, Boeing petitioned the U.S. Commerce Department and U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging that the Montreal company has been selling CSeries planes in the U.S. below cost thanks to public subsidies in violation of trade rules.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) has rejected the allegations and argued that their CSeries planes never competed with Boeing in a key sale to Delta Airlines.Boeing said respondents such as Bombardier have been granted several extensions and that the complexity of the financial support provided to Bombardier requires that the investigation take more time.“It is important that the department have sufficient time to investigate each of these subsidies thoroughly,” Boeing wrote in its letter.Boeing has asked the U.S. government to impose preliminary countervailing duties of 79.41 per cent, followed later by anti-dumping duties of 79.82 per cent.“Bombardier agrees that the Department of Commerce should have sufficient time to examine the evidence that demonstrates that Boeing’s motion is unfounded,” Bombardier spokesman Bryan Tucker said.Boeing declined to comment on its request, which a spokesman described as “routine” in complex cases.The Bombardier-Boeing dogfight has also taken on a political dimension. The Canadian government said it is reviewing bids from the Chicago-based company for military contracts, a hint that Ottawa may be reconsidering its purchase of Boeing’s Super Hornets. read more

At UN African leaders voice range of concerns from development issues to

“In particular, duty-free quota-free market access and supply side capacity must be ensured to the least developed countries,” President Banda told the Assembly on the second day of its annual General Debate, adding that implementation must be “in its entirety and in an effective and timely manner.”The Istanbul Programme of Action, adopted at a UN summit in the Turkish city in May 2011, outlines a 10-year plan to support the most vulnerable countries in efforts to overcome poverty, calling on the private sector to play a greater role in the fight, urging wealthy nations to step up aid commitments and demanding the elimination of many trade barriers.The summit focused on ways to harness the potential of the 48 countries – many of them in sub-Saharan Africa – classified as LDCs so that they can lift themselves out of poverty and develop economically. Under the programme, affluent countries have committed to realize the target of spending 0.15 per cent to 0.20 per cent of their national incomes on official development assistance.The plan also calls for the abolition or reduction of arbitrary or unjustified trade barriers, and the opening up of markets in wealthier countries to products from poorer nations.President Banda also welcomed the outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Brazil in June, when countries renewed their political commitment to sustainable development, including the development of a strategy for sustainable development financing.“Most least developed countries are facing the adverse effects of climate change, which is causing flooding, land degradation as well as drought,” she said. “Implementation of these agreements is very crucial for our future.”The Malawian leader joined other African countries in demanding an expansion of the 15-member Security Council to include at least two permanent and five non-permanent seats for the continent.“Africa makes the single largest region within the United Nations and a very significant proportion of issues discussed in the Security Council concern the African continent,” she noted.King Mswati III of Swaziland.In his remarks to the General Debate, King Mswati III of Swaziland said full representation of all regions in the Council will ensure that “we all own the decisions of this important security organ.”“We wish to reiterate the African position on the Security Council, that of having two seats in the permanent category and five seats in the non-permanent category,” he added. “We should all be given equal treatment. No region or country should impose its influence over others. We wish to see finality to this urgent matter since it has dragged on for a very long time now.”Making a similar argument in his remarks to the gathering, Mali’s Prime Minister Mohamed Abdoulaye Dit Modibo Diarra noted the current “imbalance” affecting Africa on the issue.He also said that only the deployment of forces from the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS), under UN authorization, would succeed in recovering northern Mali from Islamic militants who seized control there earlier this year, imposing strict Sharia law, including amputation of limbs as punishment, and leading to the flight of 350,000 people, both internally and as refugees to neighbouring countries.President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia.In his statement to the Assembly, Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh, calling for Africa’s full representation on the Council, criticized the current structure as a stumbling block to urgent action in crisis flashpoints such as northern Mali, Syria and Guinea-Bissau.“The paralysis displayed by our common security mechanisms is astounding,” he said. “Geopolitical interests have trampled the goodwill and humanitarian concerns that should compel us all to address these raging infernos, be it in the Middle East, Asia or Africa.”“Our collective security will continue to be undermined by geo-political considerations unless and until we find the courage to reform the Security Council,” President Jammeh continued. “Ongoing conflicts in Mali, Guinea-Bissau and Syria are recent cases in point. The Security Council should not be the stumbling block in the settlement of disputes by peaceful or other means.”The Gambian leader also called for full implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action, warning that it “must not be written in the language of broken promises, unfulfilled commitments and weak resource mobilization.”Foreign Minister Mohamed Bazoum of Niger.Addressing the General Debate, Foreign Minister Mohamed Bazoum of Niger joined Mali in calling for a Security Council resolution authorizing ECOWAS military action in northern Mali. Action “must be immediate without any delay because it is well known that battle is deferred to one’s own detriment,” he said.“Consequently the international community, in particular the Security Council must with out delay take charge of the Mali crisis in order to restore a united, democratic and secular Mali,” he said.Foreign Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan of Côte d’Ivoire.Côte d’Ivoire’s Foreign Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan, in his remarks to the General Debate, echoed the concerns of his colleagues, calling on the Council to endorse an ECOWAS force in northern Mali. “The presence of movements linked to terrorist groups in northern Mali constitutes a veritable threat that can entail, if nothing is done, the implosion of the whole West African and Sahel region.”In his statement to the Assembly, the Central African Republic’s Foreign Minister, Antoine Gambi, stressed that an expansion of the Security Council and a revitalization of the General Assembly would fulfil the legitimate aspirations of developing countries and of Africa in particular.Foreign Minister Antoine Gambi the Central African Republic.Such changes would increase the UN’s “authority and its effectiveness, reinforce its capacity to confront new threats and new challenges and allow it to better assume the mission entrusted to it by its Charter.”The African leaders and officials are among scores of heads of State and government and other high-level officials presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

Africas largest refugee crisis now a childrens crisis – UNICEF

Day after day, week after week, thousands of refugees are being received by countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya In order sustain relief programmes, the Government of Uganda and UN are calling for $8 billion in funding for both emergency response and resilience interventions for the country’s refugees and refugee-hosting population over the next four years. Within this appeal, UNICEF operations require nearly $50 million in 2017 as well as $30 million each year from 2018-2020 to provide critical health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, early childhood development, adolescent development, and child protection interventions, for both refugee and host community children. Resources are also needed in Ethiopia and Kenya – together hosting about 800,000 South Sudanese refugees. UNICEF requires $13.6 million for its programmes to respond to the new influx of refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella Region, and $7.3 million for its response in Kenya. In addition to funds, the UN agency has also reiterated its call on governments to adopt its six-point agenda for action to protect refugee and migrant children and ensure their well-being, which was launched ahead of the G7 Summit in Italy in late May. At the same time, UNICEF also called for efforts ensure that families are kept together and uprooted children stay in school and stay healthy but above all causes that force children to flee in the first place are addressed. Raising alarm over the plight of refugees, in particular the situation of women and children, arriving in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya having fled violence and instability in South Sudan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on governments to do more to ensure that the most vulnerable are protected. Since violence erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, more than 1.8 million people, including more than one million children have arrived in neighbouring countries. Many of them have fled “horrific violence,” according to the UN agency’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Leila Pakkala. “Day after day, week after week, they are being received by countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya,” she added. In just one year the refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled from 500,000 to more over 1.25 million, making the country host to the fastest growing refugee emergency in the world. According to estimates, nearly 86 per cent of all refugees in the country are women and children and Uganda is now the third largest refugee-hosting country in the world, after Turkey and Pakistan. “Uganda has a progressive and generous open door policy to refugees […] providing better prospects for refugee children than in many contexts globally,” said Ms. Pakkala, expressing hope that such a model is supported widely across countries. However, the sheer scale of the crisis has put both the Government as well as host-communities under tremendous stress. UN agencies and humanitarian partners too are in urgent need of resources. read more

Brock Chancellor launches Indigenous film festival

A strong lineup of films from around the world will highlight a new Indigenous-focused event this weekend on Manitoulin Island.The Weengushk International Film Festival (WIFF), a joint venture between Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) and Brock University, was created to highlight Indigenous talent including actors, writers, directors and filmmakers from around the world.It was created by WFI founder and Brock Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo to explore Indigenous topics while breaking down stereotypes and racial barriers. WIFF creates an important venue where emerging talents and varying perspectives can be exposed to audiences, and where people can become educated about First Nations, Métis and Inuit issues in Canada and around the world.“I am proud that our people have a new platform to showcase their work and for all cultures to come together and share in this wonderful opportunity celebrating community and film,” said Cheechoo, an acclaimed filmmaker, writer, director and artist who has dedicated herself to highlighting and promoting Indigenous voices through film and bringing cultures together in the north.WIFF opens Friday, July 13 and will wrap up with a closing gala Sunday, July 15 at Aundeck Omni Kaning’s Four Directions Complex on Manitoulin Island.A wide range of films will be screened from emerging and experienced filmmakers, including feature, documentary and student films. These short student films include works from graduates of the Brock Certificate in Film Production and Television Production that are offered at Weengushk.The internationally acclaimed film Wind River opens the festival. The lineup also includes the award-winning documentary Rumble and closes with the powerful Canadian film Indian Horse.In addition to Cheechoo and Brock University President Gervan Fearon being in attendance, VIPs include Brenda Lintinger, a Tunica-Buloxi Council member, whose tribe helped produce Wind River, acclaimed filmmaker Jennifer Podemski, filmmaker and actor Nathaniel Arcand and Juno award winning singer/songwriter Crystal Shawanda.For more information, visit the WIFF website at weengushkfilmfestival.ca read more

Guyana has more poverty crime than the regional average IDB

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedReport reveals widespread waste, inefficiencies in C’bean gov’t spendingSeptember 24, 2018In “Regional”Guyana’s capacity to investigate, prosecute crime below-average- IDBOctober 8, 2018In “Crime”Crime, high unemployment hampering economic growth in CaribbeanFebruary 12, 2018In “latest news” By Jarryl BryanGuyana has a long road ahead of it when it comes to poverty reduction, with a recent report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) highlighting that poverty remains entrenched. In fact, Guyana has more poverty than the regional average.According to the IDB’s Reformulation, Upgrade and Expansion of Road Network report, compiled under the Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme, 26.6 per cent of the population were “multi-dimensionally poor”.The Bank compared this with a regional average of 18 per cent. The report, which focused primarily on infrastructure and housing, went into detail about the real cost of housing deficiencies. The IDB noted that these shortfalls are perceived to contribute to crime rates.“In Georgetown, poverty is evident in various measures of the standard of living and housing deficits,” it stated. “Twenty-nine per cent of the population live in overcrowded housing (of) over two people per room.”“Criminality in Georgetown is also high, 33.8 murders per 100,000 people; above the regional average of 26, perceived to be exacerbated by the lack of community facilities and public spaces. Basic infrastructure in new and established housing sites developed incrementally by [Central Housing and Planning Authority] CH&PA,” it added.(File photo) Finance Minister Winston Jordan & IDB Country Rep Sophie MakonnenThe report acknowledged the work of the CH&PA, noting that there are programmes enabling housing construction and extensions by upgrading infrastructure, allocation of land and titles. But it noted that much more needs to be done.“Despite the gains made, an estimated 249.5 kilometres of roads and associated drainage still needs to be completed to improve the living conditions of over 32,000 households, according to the CH&PA. Census data shows these deficits occur in non CH&PA villages such as D’Urban area, Industrial Estate and East La Penitence.”The IDB also noted that local Neighbourhood Democratic Councils lack sufficient institutional capacity for long-term site management.It is understood that in June 2012, the IDB approved the operation “Road Network Upgrade and Expansion Programme” for US$69.2 million, following a request from the then People’s Progressive Party Government. The objective of the Multiple Works (MW) Programme was to enhance urban and suburban mobility and safety by reducing vehicle operating costs, travel times and road fatalities.The loan included civil works for primary roads and safety components in the capital Georgetown and surrounding regions. This included proposals to improve transport systems along Georgetown’s Sheriff-Mandela road, the sample project.In September, officials from the CH&PA held a consultation at the Sophia Primary School. The consultation saw the attendance and participation of residents of A and B Fields.The proposed works to be carried out include road construction, upgrades to community grounds and buildings, the installation of street lights, construction of sidewalks and providing subsidies for the construction of core home and home improvement projects.The communities to benefit were Pattensen/Turkeyen (Section B), Turkeyen (Section C and D), Section “C” Cummings Lodge (Cummings Park), Block E Sophia (Farmers group), Block “X” Liliendaal (Section A), Block “F” Sophia, Plum Park and Block “R” Sophia. read more

How to jailbreak the iPad 2 untethered on Windows or Mac

first_imgiPad 2 owners have been left out of the jailbreaking party for quite some time now. It only had one jailbreak, which was during a brief window last summer (before Apple patched comex’s jailbreakme) but that didn’t last long. That dry spell, however, is finally over. Owners of the iPad 2 can now get a full, untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 (the latest version of iOS). This uses the same Absinthe tool that the iPhone dev team released for the iPhone 4S (see our iPhone 4S jailbreak instructions here). The method is able to beat out the protection Apple put around the A5 chip that powers both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. It’s an untethered jailbreak, so there is no annoying requirement of tethering to a PC when you reboot.Note: If you’re using an older iOS device, you can check out our post for jailbreaking A4 devices on iOS 5.0.1.And now, instructions on how to hack Apple’s latest tablet…1. Download the jailbreak toolThe first thing you’ll want to do is get the Absinthe jailbreak tool. It can be downloaded from here for Mac and here for Windows.The package comes in a zip file, so you’ll want to unzip it before proceeding.2. Backup your iPad 2This isn’t necessary, but it’s a good idea to back everything up before ever doing any kind of hacking on your device. You can backup locally using iTunes or to iCloud, but the former is faster.3. Run the jailbreak toolFirst, connect your iPad 2 to your PC via USB,. Then open the Absinthe jailbreak tool. It should detect your device and show a “jailbreak” button. Click that button.You’ll then be guided through several steps (this takes some time). You can see the process in the screenshots below:The next stage of the process will show a “restoring device” screen on your iPad. This is normal.Your device will start to reboot. Again, this is normal.After rebooting, you will see that it’s “sending payload data”:Finally, you’ll see “almost done”:It then tells you to look for a “jailbreak” icon on your device’s home screen. The icon is actually called Absinthe:Your device will then reboot, and return with a Cydia icon in its place. You’re jailbroken! You can check out our list of the best Cydia apps to help you get started.* If you get an error when opening Absinthe, it’s because the Greenp0ison servers are down. You can do the following workaround: turn on the “jailbreak” VPN by going to Settings>General>Network>VPN. After turning on VPN, choose the option called “jailbreak.” This shouldn’t, however, be necessary anymore.via pod2glast_img read more

Youll soon be able to access your Netflix account from every country

first_imgYou’ll soon be able to access your Netflix account from every country in the EU The new measures will apply only to online fee-based services. By Garreth MacNamee Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 9:15 AM Feb 12th 2017, 9:15 AM Image: AP/Press Association Images http://jrnl.ie/3235766 16,690 Views Share77 Tweet Email Image: AP/Press Association Images EUROPEANS TRAVELLING WITHIN the 28 EU member states will no longer be cut off from online services they have paid for back home, such as films, sporting broadcasts, music, e-books or games.MEP Brian Hayes said that an agreement has been reached this week between the European Parliament and Malta, which acts on behalf of all EU States in its role as the bloc’s current holder of the rotating presidency.The new measures will apply only to online fee-based services. Free services will be exempt and it will remain up to the provider to decide if they will be made available across the EU.Previously, streaming services such as Netflix were blocked when you attempted to access them from a different country.Hayes said: “This agreement is a first step towards modernising copyright rules in the EU, and comes after the abolition of roaming charges for mobile phones came into effect last year.“While this agreement still must be formally approved, this is another step towards breaking down barriers in the single market of 500 million people and good news for people travelling to other EU countries on business, holidays, or to study.”Read: Poll: Who would you support if an election was held tomorrow? >Read: North Korea fires ballistic missile drawing tough response from Trump > 28 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Catastrophes naturelles les télécommunications ont un rôle majeur à jouer

first_imgCatastrophes naturelles : les télécommunications ont un rôle majeur à jouerRéunis à Genève le 27 octobre, les ministres chargés des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) ont insisté sur le rôle que peuvent et doivent jouer ces dernières lors de catastrophes naturelles. Les télécommunications modernes peuvent sauver des vies, ont-ils martelé.L’année 2001 fut marquée par une succession de catastrophes naturelles de grande ampleur et particulièrement meurtrières. Mais avec le changement climatique, elles se feront de plus en plus nombreuses et dévastatrices, alertent les chercheurs. “L’an passé, les catastrophes naturelles allant des sécheresses aux éruptions volcaniques ont tué et blessé plus d’un million de personnes dans le monde”, a rappelé Brahima Sanou, membre de l’Union Internationale des Télécommunications (UIT), lors d’un congrès qui s’est achevé jeudi à Genève. Les TIC ont un rôle majeur à jouer dans la prévention et la gestion de ces catastrophes, a-t-il souligné. “Il incombe aux gouvernements et aux institutions internationales d’oeuvrer de concert à trouver des solutions pour atténuer la souffrance et réduire l’impact des catastrophes et les TIC jouent un rôle primordial en matière de préparation mais également d’information sur la manière dont il faut y réagir”, a également insisté Saeed Ahmad Khan, vice-ministre en charge des TIC au Pakistan. Et de rappeler qu’en 2005, suite au tremblement de terre qui a frappé le Cachemire, “l’infrastructure que nous avons choisie de remettre en état en priorité était celle des TIC”, parce que c’est grâce à elles que les autres peuvent l’être.Ruhakana Rugunda, le ministre ougandais, a quant à lui rappelé que les glissements de terrain qui ont frappé l’Ouganda en 2007 ont dévasté le système de communication du pays, bloquant alors l’arrivée des secouristes. Suite à cette catastrophe, le pays a acquis avec le soutien de l’UIT un système de communication par satellite pour les cas d’urgence.Des progrès constatés plusieurs fois dans le monde Avant même l’organisation des secours, les télécommunications ont un rôle primordial à jouer dans la prévention des catastrophes naturelles, via notamment les systèmes informatiques de prévisions météorologiques. “Nous avons constaté des progrès dans différentes régions du monde et nous sommes convaincus qu’elles pourraient nous être utiles”, a souligné le Sénateur en charge des TIC aux îles Grenades, Arley Gill. Et d’insister sur la nécessité de “partager la technologie car le développement économique ne doit pas être discriminatoire en ce domaine: sauver des vies humaines”.Le 28 octobre 2011 à 13:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

SPOILERS 14 WWE NXT TV Tapings from Atlanta NXT TakeOver Philadelphia card

first_img Jim Cornette will be color commentator for brand new NWA studio wrestling series Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Jakobi Meyers, Jarrett Stidham Shine As Patriots Crush Lions Pinterest Twitter Lacey Evans Shows Up In Stellar Outfit To Make Monday Night RAW Debut Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Zach Steven Whitlow Jamie Collins Comes Back To Gillette Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Tom Keene Google+ The following WWE NXT TV tapings took place on Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia.* Dark Match: Candice LeRae def. Vanessa Borne.* Kassius Ohno def. Raul Mendoza.* Shayna Baszler def. Dakota Kai. Baszler continues the attack after until Ember Moon makes the save.* Lars Sullivan def. Lio Rush. Sullivan called out Killain Dain after, then laid out Rush again.* Backstage segment where Undisputed ERA laid out SAnitY.* In-ring promo by Undisputed ERA. Nikki Cross ran out to go after them, but was stopped. NXT GM William Regal said Fish and O’Reilly would still defend the NXT Tag Titles. Roderick Strong came out and said he would find a partner to face them. Aleister Black then came out and said he would team with Strong.* NXT Tag Team Champions Undisputed ERA def. Roderick Strong and Aleister Black to retain the titles after Adam Cole distracted Black, leaving Strong behind. Undisputed ERA laid out Black after. Regal then came out and made Cole vs. Black at TakeOver in an Extreme Rules Match.* NXT Champion Andrade Cien Almas def. Kassius Ohno.* Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss def. Heavy Machinery.* Lacey Evans def. Aliyah. Evans cut a promo after until Shayna Baszler chased her off. Baszler then went after Aliyah until Ember Moon made the save. Ember challenged Shayna, but Shayna declined and left.* Backstage segment where Regal makes Ember Moon vs. Shayna Baszler for the Women’s Title at TakeOver. Zelina Vega comes in and tries to convince Regal to make Johnny Gargano vs. Velveteen Dream later for Gargano’s NXT Title shot. Regal refused.* Roderick Strong def. Fabian Aichner. Strong challenged Lars Sullivan after.* In-ring promo by Johnny Gargano, accepting Vega’s request to put his title shot on the line against Velveteen Dream.* The Authors of Pain def. The Street Profits in a #1 Contenders Match.* No Way Jose def. Cezar Bononi.* Bianca BelAir won a squash match.* Authors of Pain destroyed a local team before the match got started, then cut a promo saying the same would happen to Fish and O’Reilly at TakeOver.* Johnny Gargano def. Velveteen Dream to keep his NXT Title shot. Almas attacked Gargano after, but Gargano eventually laid out Almas and posed with the NXT Title belt.Updated card for NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia:* NXT Title: Andrade Cien Almas (c) w/Zelina Vega vs. Johnny Gargano* NXT Women’s Title: Ember Moon (c) vs. Shayna Baszler* NXT Tag Team Titles: The Undisputed ERA (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) (c’s) vs. The Authors of Pain w/Paul Ellering* Extreme Rules: Adam Cole vs. Aleister Black* Roderick Strong and/or Killain Dain vs. Lars Sullivan (possible)Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBrexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. EconomyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:00/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 47.86%0:04Remaining Time -2:56 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 1 COMMENT Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. Economy Cole vs Black in Extreme Rules in Philly. Sign me up WhatsApp Facebook Patriots Offense Shows Much Promise But Can Get Even Better January 5, 2018 at 12:18 pm 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Comments are closed.last_img read more

Seth Rollins opens up coffee shop in Iowa Tye Dillinger now taking

first_imgFacebook Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? Google+ WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins WWE RAW Results – 4/22/19 (New era begins following the 2019 Superstar Shake-up) WWE has posted a video (above) interviewing Seth Rollins about opening up a coffee shop in Davenport, Iowa, where Rollins currently resides.Rollins notes in the video that during his travel schedule with WWE, he was able to visit and take advantage of different coffee shops around the world. He talked about how a good coffee shop was missing in Davenport and wanted to bring that to the community.Tye Dillinger taking first post-WWE bookingsFormer WWE star Tye Dillinger (Ron Arneill), who is now going by his former wrestling name of Shawn Spears on Twitter, revealed he is taking bookings at the end of May.Ok, under 2 weeks out and my excitement is already building. So, Let’s get to work. NOW accepting bookings for shows after May. 31st, 2019 and available now for select signings and appearances. Email: SpearsBookings@gmail.com Thank you all and I look forward to this.— Shawn Spears (@Perfec10n) March 1, 2019 Seth Rollins appears at NXT event in his hometown, WWE stars meet NY Mets players Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteDuration 0:00/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 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 Now Playing Up Next Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Dean Ambrose bringing back the Jon Moxley character, releases hype video Pinterest Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Torres talks about Japan move

first_imgFernando Torres has spoken about his move to Japan.Fernando Torres who joined Japanese side Sagan Tosu this summer has revealed he has been considering a move to Japan for a while now.The 34-year-old striker left his boyhood club Atletico on a free after his contract expired in Spain and opted to sign for Sagan Tosu.A host of clubs were interested in the services of the former Chelsea Man but Torres only had eyes for a move to Japan.“I’ve had the idea of playing in his country for a while, I’ve thought about it on numerous occasions. I’ve always received great affection from the Japanese people and I’m glad to be here,” Torres told reporters, according to Sports Mole.Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedReport: Vidic claims Aguero was his nemesis George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Nemanja Vidic claims that Sergio Aguero was his nemesis on the football field.At 37 years of age as Vidic reflects back on a career…“It was more a cultural decision than a footballing one. I enjoyed the atmosphere when I played here against Tosu in 2015. The aim for me at this point is to improve the current situation the team finds itself in.”“I received a lot of offers but Sagan Tosu showed they had more interest in me, my family and I believe this would be the best place for me.”“I’m looking forward to start training with my teammates and the coaching staff.”Sagan Tosu are currently second from bottom in the Japanese first division with just three wins from 15 games so far.last_img read more

Ukraine footballer dies during APMG

first_imgUkraine footballer Oleksandr Shcherbinin has died of heart attack during Asia Pacific Masters Games (APMG) 2018.The 57-year-old had complained of heart attack to his roommate before his attack, and despite the fact that an ambulance was called to the hotel after he collapsed, all attempts to resuscitate him failed.Shcherbinin died in his hotel room at 6:55 am on Thursday as confirmed by the doctors, who also revealed the cause of death to be a heart attack.Linda Geh, who is the chief executive officer of the APMG also revealed that Shcherbinin’s family in Ukraine have been informed of his death.“We are working closely with the authorities including the Ukraine embassy in Malaysia for arrangements to transport his body to Kiev,” said Geh in a statement, according to The Star.serbiaReport: Euro 2020 qualifying Group B George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group B sees Portugal and Serbia play catch up with Ukraine.While Cristiano Ronaldo broke records and his Portugal side ran out…APMG media and publicity director Loganath Velloo said the late Ukrainian played as a goalkeeper for the Kharkiv Masters team in the APMG’s Football 55 years and above category.The 57-year-old shot stopper hails from Kharkiv and leaves behind a wife and two daughters.Players and officials all observed one-minute silence during the games played on Thursday as a sign of respect for the late Oleksandr Shcherbinin.last_img read more

Spartak Moscow name Oleg Kononov as new manager

first_imgSpartak Moscow have announced the appointment of Oleg Kononov as their new managerThe Russian Premier League side fired previous coach Massimo Carrera last month after a poor run of results this season.Spartak’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal Tula on October 21 proved to be the final straw with Carrera being dismissed a day later.Now Spartak have turned to Tula coach Kononov to turn around their fortunes this season.“The offer from Spartak was unexpected for Arsenal, but they wished me success with a new team,” Kononov told the club website.“The fans also reacted warmly and I thank them for that.“I have been coaching for 18 years. I started as an assistant and went through every stage.Joao Mario is delighted to have joined Lokomotiv Moscow Manuel R. Medina – August 27, 2019 Joao Mario has left Italian Lega Serie A side Internazionale Milan to join Lokomotiv Moscow in the Russian Premier League.“I’ve always experienced pressure from my first days of work. The stronger the pressure was, the more I liked it.“Pressure is the path to progress. Under it, you work for more than 100 per cent. No coach or player will develop without it.“Nothing is lost yet. We need to win every match. I’m sure the players are ready to develop.“They just need to realise their potential on the pitch.”Kononov previously led Krasnodar to a third-place finish in the 2014/15 Russian league season.Spartak are eighth in the league table with 19 points from 14 games this term.last_img read more

San Diego Veterans for Peace gave out their 4000th sleeping bag in

first_imgSan Diego Veterans for Peace gave out their 4,000th sleeping bag in downtown this month May 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 4:09 PM Posted: May 5, 2019center_img 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) – San Diego Veterans for Peace gave out their 4,000th sleeping bag in downtown this month. This effort is part of their annual compassion campaign.When enough contributions are collected, they bring the sleeping bags o the homeless ath the end of the night..Veterans for Peace has been serving the homeless Veteran population in San Diego for almost 10 years.KUIS’s John Soderman looked at how important this program is. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Lifeguards rescue two men trapped inside cave near Point Loma

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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) – Two men were rescued from a cave near Sunset Cliffs Friday morning after their fishing boat became trapped inside, authorities said.The men were asleep inside a 26-foot-catamaran, which was on auto- pilot mode, as they returned from a fishing trip near Coronado Island when they woke up around midnight and realized the surf was pushing their boat into a cave.They were able to make a distress call, but it took crews around an hour to find the cave, which was near the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, reports said.The U.S. Coast Guard responded, but found their vessel was to large to enter the cave and the two men were eventually rescued by San Diego lifeguards.No injuries were reported.San Diego Fire Department lifeguard 2 Paul Nowakowski took the incredible video and was one of the three lifeguards who participated in the rescue. Lifeguards rescue two men trapped inside cave near Point Loma September 6, 2019 Updated: 9:13 AMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more