Researchers make rare sighting of sperm whale near Alert Bay BC

first_imgVANCOUVER – Researchers studying the activity of whales off British Columbia’s coast have had an unusual and “surreal” encounter with a sperm whale.Jared Towers is part of a Fisheries and Oceans Canada team monitoring the sound of cetaceans and marine mammals using a network of hydrophones in the Johnstone Strait off northeastern Vancouver Island.Towers said his colleagues at a research station on Hanson Island heard an unusual echolocation and determined on Sunday that the sound didn’t belong to orcas typically found in the area.“We started inferring that it was a sperm whale and kind of convinced each other that’s what it was,” he said Wednesday.They sent recordings to other specialists who study sperm whales and had their suspicion confirmed.Sperm whales are typically found in deep waters offshore, Towers said. Males typically occupy cold waters while females and juveniles frequent waters in the tropics.Conditions were too rough on Sunday to attempt tracking down the whale but Towers said the water was calm when he headed out with a colleague on Monday.“I had to sleuth for it,” he said.Towers used a hydrophone to follow the sound of the whale, which would go quiet while it surfaced, leaving him and the team to wait and watch.“We had to be patient,” he said. “It was often 30 to 40 minutes between surfacing.”Towers said his colleague described the experience of spotting the whale as surreal, and he agrees.“I’ve worked and lived in the area almost my entire life. I spend a lot of days on the water researching whales, that’s what I do, and I’ve never known there to be a sperm whale here before,” he said. “It’s pretty cool to know there is one out there and be fortunate enough to see it.”A sperm whale was last documented in British Columbia in 1984, and it was only heard, not seen, Towers said.It’s unclear why the whale came to the strait, but Towers said it could have been looking for a new source of food.The whale may have been attracted to fish and cephalopods, such as squid, in the area, Towers said, adding it was still there as of Wednesday morning.The sperm whale’s presence is likely an anomaly and doesn’t indicate significant changes about the environment, Towers said, adding orcas that frequent the waters can be an important sign of health of the ecosystem.“That’s why I do the work I do,” he said. “I like to see healthy whale populations out there.”last_img read more


Pastor reminds Halifax police brutality disrespect are not part of their jobs

first_imgHALIFAX – A Halifax pastor used a service against racial discrimination to urge police to never use brutality or unnecessary roughness in carrying out their duties.Rhonda Britton told officers gathered at the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church that disrespect, vulgar language and violence should not be employed in the way they police the city.“Unnecessary roughness is not a part of your job. Disrespect of persons is not a part of your job. Profanity is not a part of your job. Brutality is not a part of your job,” Britton said, turning multiple times during her sermon to address police members in attendance, including the police chief.Speaking at the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Sunday, she repeatedly stated that police, politicians and others need to speak up to help address inequalities faced by African-Nova Scotians.“This community is a vital part of this city and we deserve the care, the attention, the facilities and the amenities given to every other community, and we might deserve more because we’ve been neglected for so long,” Britton said.“Your silence makes you complicit.”Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais said he attended the service to show support for the elimination of racial discrimination. Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, a municipal councillor and two provincial politicians also attended.Halifax police Insp. Dean Simmonds said he had been racially targeted and discriminated against.“Don’t pass judgment or make assumptions because of what you may have been conditioned to until you’ve taken the time to truly try to understand,” Simmonds told the crowd.“Imagine waking up every day feeling like you have to put a piece of armour on to protect yourself from what’s outside your doors.”He wouldn’t comment on the force’s controversial practice of police street checks, which have been one focus of the Board of Police Commissioners after data was released showing black people are three times more likely to undergo such checks.Blais has supported the practice, saying it helps with policing. The data is being reviewed by a third-party for a study, with recommendations expected this year.(Global News)last_img read more


Child in BC hospitalized after eating cannabisinfused gummy bears RCMP

first_imgCOURTENAY, B.C. – RCMP in British Columbia say a young child has been hospitalized after eating marijuana-infused gummy bear candies she found while in the back seat of a vehicle.Police say the girl’s parents took her to hospital when she showed signs of medical distress and she was airlifted to another hospital for further medical treatment.Const. Monika Terragni of the Comox Valley detachment says the girl’s condition brings to light the dangers of edibles made with cannabis, especially those that resemble candy.Terragni says such products should be treated with the same care and control as prescription drugs.Police say it’s not known how many gummies the girl ate before she became ill but she is expected to make a full recovery.Last year, police in Victoria urged parents to check Halloween candy after a family reported their child was given a package of marijuana gummies while trick or treating.last_img read more


First game for resurrected womens hockey team after long discrimination battle

first_imgFREDERICTON – The University of New Brunswick women’s varsity hockey team is set to play its first game Saturday, after a former player successfully fought to have it resurrected in the name of gender equality.“It’s a pretty significant sense of closure,” said Sylvia Dooley, who alleged a 2008 decision to downgrade the women’s varsity team to a sports club amounted to discrimination on the basis of sex.“This story will now shift to be more about this new team and what they’re going to do going forward. I’m really happy to see that finally actually happening.”In 2016, the province’s Labour and Employment Board agreed with Dooley and ordered the school to reverse its decision.Dooley, who played defence at UNB and is now based in Ottawa, said she will be in the stands when the Varsity Reds hit the ice for the first regular season game in a decade.She said she had an opportunity to revisit her old stomping grounds on Thursday.“The arena was empty, but I just kind of sat there and soaked it in,” said Dooley in an interview on Friday.“The arena, it has changed since I’ve played, but it still feels exactly the same as well… There’s a lot of anticipation and a lot of nostalgia.”Dooley said she met head coach Sarah Hilworth and that the team appeared excited to start the season with a home game Saturday in Fredericton against Mount Allison University.“I think they’re starting to recognize and see that it’s a big deal. They know that it’s a pretty significant shift to have the team back at UNB,” she said.“They’ll all excited to be part of that. For a lot of them, it was the reason why they came.”George MacLean, vice-president academic for the Fredericton campus, said the team is a “pretty impressive group.”He said there are women from across Canada and from a range of faculties, from engineering to arts.“There’s been quite a positive buzz ahead of Saturday’s game,” said MacLean.A reception was held on campus Friday to present the players with their new home jerseys.UNB had applied for a judicial a review of the Labour and Employment Board ruling compelling the school to reinstate a women’ varsity hockey team, and had also struck a task force in June 2016 to review the matter.The task force recommended the parties enter into a settlement conference. The agreements reached included the reinstatement of the team for this season, and that UNB withdraw its application for judicial review.UNB had also agreed to produce a revised gender equity policy no later than September 2017.MacLean said the policy was completed by the deadline and has been adopted by the university.— By Aly Thomson in Halifax.last_img read more


George HW Bush Be Bold Be Bald

first_imgPresident George H.W. Bush has been named the first Honorary Ambassador to the grass roots movement, Be Bold, Be Bald!George H. W. Bush has been named the first Honorary Ambassador to the Be Bold, Be Bald! movement taking place across the nation on October 18th, 2013 to help support cancer awareness.The cancer fundraising organization encourages people from all over the country to “go bald,” sporting a bald cap in a show of solidarity for those who don’t have a choice in losing their hair. Similar to a bike ride or road race, participants will encourage friends and family to sponsor them to go bald. Be Bold, Be Bald! will share President Bush’s touching show of solidarity this past summer when he shaved his head for the 2-year-old son of long time secret service agent. If President Bush can shave his head at 89-years of age, then others across the country can sport a bald cap for one day of support. Be Bold, Be Bald! does recognize shaving your head as an alternative to wearing the bald cap.“President Bush was our obvious first choice to serve as our Honorary Ambassador after we saw his amazing show of solidarity this past July when he shaved his head for 2-year-old Patrick who is battling leukemia in Kennebunkport, Maine,” says CEO of Be Bold, Be Bald! Jeff Freedman. “We are so incredibly touched and honored to have President Bush as a member of our movement. By his example, we know that he can challenge the country to show support for cancer awareness and we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for his participation.”In celebration of five successful years of cancer fundraising, Be Bold, Be Bald! is offering participants from across the nation a chance to become even more involved through their newly launched Ambassador Program. Ambassadors for the 5th annual event, taking place on October 18th will encourage fundraising groups and beneficiaries in their area to spread the word and “go bald,” sporting a bald cap. In addition to the Ambassador Program, registration for group or individual participation is available at the online registration site.Be Bold, Be Bald! was founded in honor of the late Mike Connell, co-founder and former Creative Principal of Boston-based advertising agency Small Army, in 2009 by friend and business partner, Jeff Freedman.Mike lost his 3rd battle with cancer after a heroic 2-year fight in 2007, leaving behind a wife and three children. To date, the event has raised more than $600,000 for more than 40 organizations, with approximately 10,000 participants across the United States.Be Bold, Be Bald! is managed by Small Army for a Cause, a 501c3 organization committed to helping raise awareness and funds for medical-related causes. For more information please visit the Be Bold, Be Bald! website and watch their compelling video here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more


FIR against BJP’s Satti for using expletive against Rahul Gandhi

first_imgShimla: With the Election Commission (EC) cracking its whip against State BJP president Satpal Satti, Himachal Pradesh police on Tuesday registered FIR against him for making highly derogatory remarks against Congress president Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting on Sunday.The issue had already revoked a massive criticism in the state generally known for dignified political discourse and gentle behaviour. The development is likely to cast its shadow on the polls in the state, which still has more than a week’s time for the electoral process and filing of nominations. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’State Chief Electoral Officer Devesh Kumar told the Millennium Post that Baddi police, on his directions, have already registered an FIR against Satti under section 294 IPC. “Necessary action has also been initiative in the matter and a report has also been submitted to the EC,” he said. During an election rally at Nalagarh in Solan district, Satti, who is a three-time MLA, made obscene remarks against Rahul Gandhi over his ‘chowkidar chor hai jibe’ on PM Modi. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThough, Satti in a video, which had gone circular is heard quoting a comment made on the social media against Rahul Gandhi for calling Prime Minister “Chor”, crossed the limits to repeat the slur at Rahul Gandhi though admitting that what was written on the Facebook was derogatory. He claimed that one whose mother, brother-in-law (jija) and himself are on bail have no moral to call Prime Minister a thief. “If Rahul Gandhi can call the prime minister, who calls himself a Chowkidar (watchman), a thief then “I am also free to abuse him (Rahul Gandhi)”. The Congress was quick to protest against his remarks but Satti refused to tender apology saying he was simply quoting the Facebook remarks made by someone. The Congress filed a complaint with the Election Commission and held state-wide protests demanding arrest of Satti, also removal from the BJP president’s post by the party. Meanwhile, the issue also got a serious twist as a Congressman Vinay Sharma, who was Deputy Advocate General during the earlier Congress government, posted his video clip on his Facebook wall announcing a reward of Rs 10 lakh for ‘chopping off Satti’s tongue ‘. He also issued an open threat to Satti to deal with him if he did not tender an apology. On a complaint filed by the BJP, the Election Commission, during the day, ordered Deputy Commissioner Kangra Sandeep Kumar to order police action against Vinay Sharma. The BJP has also lodged two complaints with the police in Kangra and Shimla districts against Sharma.last_img read more


Uproar as RNI City Councilors Describe Syrian, Sub-Saharan Migrants ‘Social Disasters’

By Zainab CalcuttawalaRabat – A Moroccan anti-racist group has called a letter, sent by a group of Tiznit’s city councilors to the head of the city council in January, “irresponsible” for describing Syrian refugees and migrants from sub-Saharan Africa as “social disasters.”According to Mehdi Alioua, president of the Anti-Racist Group for the Support and Defense of Foreigners and Migrants (GADEM), the views expressed in the letter stand in contrast to the hospitality offered by the Tiznit community to the city’s newcomers. “These people are wrong and are not in tune with what is happening in Morocco on migration policy,” Alioua said on Wednesday. “The migrants living in Tiznit and other cities today were forcibly displaced by the Moroccan authorities in the north. And contrary to what one might think, Tiznit’s residents have expressed solidarity with migrants.”The city councilors who wrote the letter are affiliated with the National Rally of Independents (RNI) party. Upon inquiry by Telquel, RNI spokesman Anis Birou, distanced the party from the sentiments expressed in the letter.“Honestly I do not know about this story because I am abroad, but it is clear that these words shall in no case represent the RNI party or the government, ” Birou explained. “Our country has launched a migration policy praised by all for its regard for the human dimension, its vision and its comprehensiveness,” he added.In the letter, the city councilors also commented on the lack of funding to develop the city’s mental health resources after the closure of the Bouya Omar shrine in Marrakesh in July 2015. The shrine was closed after reports that mentally ill individuals—795 at the time of closure—who had come or been brought to the shrine for treatment were held in shackles, subjected to exorcisms and treated poorly at the site. After the shrine’s closure, many of the patients were brought to Tiznit for proper treatment.“The city of Tiznit has became a dumping station for social disasters,” said the letter, dated January 4. “Following the closure of Bouya Omar, Tiznit has hosted many with serious psychological disorders. A psychiatric medicine division was created rather than enlarging the provincial hospital [to provide for patients].”Edited by Kelsey Fish read more



US business stockpiles post 02 per cent August gain weakest in 14

US business stockpiles post 0.2 per cent August gain, weakest in 14 months; sales drop by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Oct 15, 2014 8:32 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in August by the smallest amount in more than a year, while sales fell by the largest amount since January. The data suggest that the economy is still having trouble gaining momentum.Inventories edged up a slight 0.2 per cent in August after a 0.4 per cent July increase, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. It was the smallest gain in stockpiles since June 2013. Total business sales fell 0.4 per cent in August after a 0.7 per cent sales increase in July. It was the biggest monthly sales decline since a 1.1 per cent drop in January.When companies add goods to their stockpiles, it typically reflects optimism about future demand. When inventory growth slows, it can be a sign of concerns about future demand.Inventories held by retailers fell 0.3 per cent, while inventories held by wholesalers rose 0.7 per cent. Inventories at the manufacturing level edged up a slight 0.1 per cent.Sales by retailers were up in August but fell for manufacturers and wholesalers.In a separate report Wednesday, the government said that retail sales in September fell 0.3 per cent, another sign of potential economic weakness. Consumer spending accounts for 70 per cent of economic activity.Economist have been forecasting that the economy will post healthy growth rates of around 3 per cent in the July-September and October-December quarters, helped by solid gains in hiring. But there are now growing concerns that weakness around the world, especially in Europe, could pose a risk to growth.Inventory changes can have a big impact on the economy. In the April-June quarter, faster inventory building by businesses accounted for 1.4 percentage points of the 4.6 per cent annual growth rate .That rebound followed a big slowdown in inventory growth in the first three months of the year that subtracted nearly 1.2 percentage points from growth. The economy contracted at an annual rate of 2.1 per cent from January through March. read more


Myanmar UN human rights expert welcomes latest release of political prisoners

“When I look back to the start of my mandate in 2008, I was referring to figures of over 1,900 persons detained on political grounds. It is important to acknowledge the significance of the progress that has been made: today we are referring to figures of less than 50,” said Tomás Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar. He commended the work of the prisoner review committee, set up by the Government in February 2013 to identify remaining political prisoners, and reiterated his hope that the body’s mandate will be expanded to monitor the treatment of those released. The expert said the practice of arresting those who express views that are different to those of the Government became embedded during 50 years of military rule. “Moving to a culture of democracy, where people are free to express their views, will take time,” he stated. “The releases today are a step towards this, but need to be accompanied by legislative reforms.” Among those released today was human rights defender Moe Tway, whom Mr. Ojea Quintana met on his previous visits to the country. He was among a group of six activists sentenced on 21 November 2013 to one month’s imprisonment following their participation in a peaceful demonstration last December concerning a copper mine.They were sentenced under article 18 of the 2011 Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act which provides for a punishment of up to one year in prison and a fine of 30,000 kyat (around $30) for anyone participating in a protest without a permit from authorities.Mr. Ojea Quintana said if the Government can achieve its pledge to release all political prisoners by year’s end and also amend article 18, this will set it “on the right track” as it assumes the chairmanship of the regional bloc known as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights at the start of 2014.Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more


Womens Basketball Karlie Cronins multisport multischool journey has landed her on Ohio

Ohio State guard Karlie Cronin runs down the court during the Buckeyes game against the Boilermakers on Feb 18. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorWhen asked to take a few minutes to answer questions about one of her former players, Karlie Cronin’s former coach responded, “About Karlie? Oh, I’ll do anything for Karlie Cronin.”Cronin, a junior from Fairfax, Virginia, has spent time with three different college teams, which has ended at Ohio State as a walk-on.Her journey as a basketball player began as a child, but has taken many turns since then. In addition to basketball, Cronin picked up lacrosse during her sophomore year of high school. Aggie McCormick, Cronin’s AAU coach, said balancing multiple sports at one time could be a challenge for some — not for Cronin. “She has a motor that is unbelievable to me,” McCormick said. “She could go from practice to practice all day long and never run out of energy. It’s far beyond normal. Even having come straight from hours of lacrosse practice she would do cartwheels around her teammates on the court. I have coached some of the greatest kids in the country and she still amazes me.”  McCormick has been coaching for 25 years and is the founder of the Fairfax Stars AAU team. She keeps in touch with Cronin throughout the year and receives visits from her whenever she returns home for breaks. McCormick said Cronin frequently goes back to practice with the team and never misses a workout.Cronin had been playing basketball since she was 9 years old. Unfortunately, she suffered a torn ACL during her junior year of high school and could not play during July, a key recruiting prior for young athletes. As a result of her injury, she ended up at Southern Methodist University, a smaller Division-I progam than she had hoped for. But that did not last longAfter playing just two games at SMU in 2015, Cronin needed a change —and a big one at that. She was neither enjoying the school nor the basketball program as much as she had anticipated and decided to transfer to Ohio State for the following fall.Her experience was so negative that she was set on changing sports.“I was a little burnt out on basketball so I just made a highlight tape and sent that to schools to be recruited for lacrosse,” she said.Although she did enjoy playing lacrosse again in a college setting, Cronin said that she “missed the aggression that comes with basketball.”After one season as a college lacrosse player, she walked on to Ohio State to give basketball another shot. She practiced during the summer with her AAU team to prepare for the season.In her first season on the Buckeyes’ basketball team, she appeared in 20 games, but played just 52 minutes and scored two points.“Even if she’s on the bench a lot of the time, I know she loves being out there,” McCormick said. “She fought relentlessly to find a school that she could play basketball at.”Cronin seems to have handled what would appear to be a difficult transition quite smoothly. “She acclimated herself very quickly,” Ohio State women’s basketball head coach Kevin McGuff said. “She was excited about playing from Day One and works incredibly hard to do what she can to contribute to the team and the program.”Whether that hard work will translate into playing time remains unknown. But given the exit of five key seniors from the team, an increased reliance on Cronin might come sooner than many people expect. read more


Alfie Evans legal team could face investigation

Last week the Christian Legal Centre issued a statement calling the criticism of the organisation “unfair and detrimental”. “We also wish to make clear that we do not support the criminal prosecution of doctors involved in Alfie’s care,” chief executive Andrea Williams said. “We reject the prejudicial and inflammatory comments made by Mr Justice Hayden. We also reject the portrayal by the Court of Appeal of our role in this case and the assistance that we have offered to Mr Evans.” “Only those authorised by a legal services regulatory, such as the SRA, are allowed to carry out ‘reserved legal activities’, as defined within Section 12 of the Legal Services Act 2007, within the English and Welsh legal system.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Alfie Evans’s legal team could face an investigation over whether they were qualified to represent the family in court. The role of the Christian Legal Centre, which advised the family during their fight to prevent doctors from allowing Alfie to die, is under review by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. The organisation was criticised by judges during the court process, with one adviser, law student Pavel Stroilov, described as a “fanatical and deluded young man” by Mr Justice Hayden during one hearing. In a ruling the judge said that Mr Stroilov, who is not a qualified solicitor, had encouraged Alfie’s father Tom Evans to seek a private prosecution for murder against Alder Hey doctors. The Daily Telegraph understands that the SRA is considering information regarding the status of the company and the lawyers it employs, and has not yet decided whether to launch a formal investigation. A spokesperson for the SRA said: “We can confirm we will review the information provided and consider if any next steps are appropriate. read more


Welcome to Bergforsk

first_imgLed by the Swedish Mining Research Foundation (MITU), and in co-operation with other actors, companies and organisations involved in research and development (R&D), mainly for the metal extractive industry, have created the Bergforsk arena. The main purpose is to integrate and coordinate R&D between the industry and acamdemia, mainly Luleå University of Technology.Bergforsk is an arena where R&D-units, researchers, sponsors and societal stakeholders meet to prioritize and co-ordinate ongoing activities and future initiatives such as R&D Programmes, financing issues, reviews of plans etc. The work spans many issues, ranging from exploration, rock and mining engineering, mineral processing, environment and process IT to economics, law and social aspects.The third Bergforsk Annual Meeting will focus on Strategies for Excellence In Technology and Services. The anatomy of three commodity booms, wll be addressed by Marian Radetzki, Guest Professor in Economics at Luleå University of Technology. Patrik Söderholm, Professor of Economics at Luleå University of Technology, will talk on Mergers in the minerals industrie. Exploration in Sweden: Potential, opportunities and current R&, will be presented by Pär Weihed, Professor/Head of Division, Division of Ore Geology and Applied Geophysics. Erling Nordlund, Professor/Head of Division, Division Mining and Geotechnical Engineering, will discuss Modelling of failure in rock: Recent developments. Anders Nordqvist, LKAB, will talk on Application of seismic systems to pin-point the location of the drill-bit in real timeMoving downstream, Co-ordination chemistry of absorption in froth flotation will be discussed by Anna-Karin Larsson, Division of Chemistry at Luleå University of Technology, and Theo Lehner, Boliden Mineral will address Challenges and opportunities in modern smeltin. Jerker Delsing, Professor Industrial Electronics at Luleå University of Technology, will talk on Embedded systems for extreme and harsh conditions – Present status and outlook for the future.  Caisa Samuelsson, Lecturer, Process Metallurgy at Luleå University of Technology will talk on Recycling in metallurgical processes and Remediation of tailings impoundments: Time evolution of groundwater quality is the subject of Björn Öhlander, professor in Applied Geology at Luleå University of Technology.On the second day, Lars-Eric Aaro, Chairman of the Swedish Mining Research Foundation MITU and Vice President LKAB will provide the welcoming speech, followed by Current trends in the global metal and mineral market and industry responses by Magnus Ericsson, Raw Materials Group. Industry perspectives on R&D to maintain technological leadership will be discussed by Martin Ivert, Chairman SveMin, CEO LKAB.The Mining Research Programme – perspectives from VINNOVA and the industry will be presented by Per Eriksson, Director General, VINNOVA, Ulf Marklund, Boliden Mineral AB and Pia Sandvik Wiklund, President Luleå University of Technology will talk on Present status of mining R&D and education at Luleå University of Technology.Deming Whitman, CEO Amira International will present The Globalisation of Mineral Industry R&D; Strategic Research Agenda for Europe; R&D in Polish mining industry will be discussed by Henryk Karas, Chairman High Level Group for the Technology Platform Sustainable Mineral Resources, R&D Director KGHM Cuprum; Mining R&D at Xstrata Nickel will be presented by Graham Swan, Principal Rock Mechanics Engineer at Xstrata Nickel and R&D at Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique will be the subject of Sverker Hartwig, Vice President Technology at Atlas Copco CMT.Bergforsk is May 23 and May 24 in Luleå, Sweden. For registration by e-mail or fax: Pia Nyberg, (pia.nyberg@bergforsk.se). Tel: +46-970-165 90 or +46-70-375 39 79. Fax: +46 970 160 60last_img read more


8th edition of Mineral Processing Technology available soon

first_imgWills’ Mineral Processing Technology, 8th Edition: An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recover; Authors: Barry Wills and James Finch – is expected to be released on October 5, 2015. The industry standard reference for mineral processing, metallurgy and mining is now updated to address contemporary issues of waste disposal, recycling and sustainability.Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann. Print Book ISBN : 9780080970530. Pages: 704last_img


Hillary Clinton and James Comey are coming to Dublin on Friday week

first_img By Daragh Brophy 13,825 Views Wednesday 13 Jun 2018, 3:51 PM Image: PA Wire/PA Images Short URL Share127 Tweet Email HILLARY CLINTON AND former FBI boss James Comey will both be in Dublin on the same day next week.The two (both have books out at the moment, as you may have guessed) will be in the city for separate events on Friday 22 June.Clinton, the former Democratic presidential nominee and US Secretary of State, will be awarded with an honorary degree at Trinity.Earlier the same day she will also deliver a public lecture in the Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre. That will be followed by a public conversation with former Irish president Mary Robinson, who is the current Chancellor of the University.Clinton will “explore her views on democracy, women in politics and the current challenges facing American society” according to Trinity’s press notice.Comey, who was sensationally fired by President Donald Trump just over a year ago, will be in conversation with Hugh Linehan of the Irish Times at 6pm the same day at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar.The former FBI boss, who was also deputy attorney general under George W Bush, details his career highlights and spills the beans on his interactions with the current occupant of the White House in his recently published book A Higher Loyalty.He’s been on the media trail since its publication in April (appearing on pretty much every American media outlet you could possibly think of).Don’t expect the two US VIPs to be meeting up for pints in Mulligans during their visit or anything, however. They’re probably not on the best terms these days. In fact, here’s what the former First Lady had to say  about Comey in her own book, What Happened: Hillary Clinton and James Comey are coming to Dublin on Friday week (separately) Don’t expect them to be meeting up for a pint or anything though. center_img https://jrnl.ie/4068807 Jun 13th 2018, 3:51 PM Image: PA Wire/PA Images 43 Comments If not for the dramatic intervention of the FBI director in the final days we would have won the White House.Comey, as you may recall, wrote a letter in the dying days of the 2016 election campaign informing Congress that he had reopened the investigation into the handling of classified material on Clinton’s email server.More details on Comey’s IFI event can be found here. The Trinity event has just been announced this afternoon but you can expect more details on the university’s website. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


Flash les concurrents dApple sen donnent à coeur joie

first_imgFlash : les concurrents d’Apple s’en donnent à coeur joieÉtats-Unis – Le marché des tablettes est impitoyable. Après les reproches d’Apple concernant la compatibilité du logiciel Flash avec son iPad, les autres acteurs comptent sur le produit d’Adobe pour développer leurs tablettes. A commencer par HP et Openpeak.La société Openpeak a présenté sa propre tablette internet, mettant en avant une utilisation optimisée du logiciel Flash, à l’inverse d’Apple qui a critiqué le logiciel d’Adobe. Ce dernier serait responsable de divers plantages selon la firme à la pomme. La concurrence s’annonce d’autant plus féroce pour l’iPad que, désormais, c’est au tour de HP d’entrer dans la danse. Composée avec Microsoft et équipée de Windows 7, la tablette Slate reçoit aussi Silverlight. L’appareil est doté d’une puce 3D et d’un processeur Atom. Dans sa publicité, HP met en avant les capacités de Flash. Serait-ce le bon argument commercial pour faire de l’ombre à l’iPad ?Le 10 mars 2010 à 12:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more



ASA Calls for Swift Congressional Approval of FTAs

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the Obama Administration for transmitting to Congress today implementing legislation for the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. ASA now calls on Congress to swiftly pass the FTAs so they may enter into force as soon as possible.The trade agreements combined represent nearly $3 billion of additional agriculture exports to these trading partners. Soybean farmers look forward to increased exports of soybeans and soy products, and domestically produced livestock and poultry that consume soy.”But these export gains can only be realized by passage and implementation of the three trade agreements. After nearly a five-year delay, we have experienced firsthand the loss of U.S. market share to competitors in those markets,” said ASA President Alan Kemper, a soybean producer from Lafayette, Ind. “We urge Congress and the White House to work together to take full advantage of the economic boost that these FTAs provide the American economy,” Kemper said.The ASA has been working for a number of years toward passage of these trade agreements.last_img read more


Police chase apprehend three burglary suspects in La Center

first_imgThree burglary suspects were arrested Wednesday afternoon in La Center after police pursued and apprehended two on foot and found another lying on a trampoline in a resident’s backyard.Around 12:30 p.m., residents of a home on Northeast Jenny Creek Road in the La Center area saw a gray sedan pulling away from their house. The homeowners called 911 to report that their home was burglarized and a shotgun was stolen, prompting the La Center Police Department to look for the sedan, said Chief Marc Denney.Officer Jerry Lester saw the vehicle heading south near Fifth Street and pursued the suspects in his patrol car. After coming to a dead end at the vacant First Independent Bank building, the three suspects ditched the vehicle and took off on foot, heading north across East Fourth Street and the parking lot of the New Phoenix cardroom, 105 W. Fourth St.Two suspects were apprehended at gunpoint on the backside of Chips Casino, Denney said. A Washougal K-9 unit attempted to track the third suspect.Soon after, Lester found the suspect lying on a trampoline in the backyard of a residence, 219 E. Fourth St., across the street from the La Center City Hall.last_img read more


South Florida cities unite in Miami Gardens backtoschool drive

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A group of South Florida cities came together to help hundreds of Miami-Dade students.The Miami-Dade County “League of Cities” hosted its seventh annual back-to-school drive, Thursday morning, at Brentwood Elementary in Miami Gardens.More than 500 students received backpacks filled with school supplies and lunch boxes.Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was also in attendance to help hand out the donations.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more