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BC Wildlife Federation holding 63rd Annual General Meeting and Convention in Fort

first_imgThe Peace B.C. Conservation Officer Service provided members of the BCCOS Ceremonial Troop as part of the ceremonies.The B.C. Wildlife Federation’s 63rd Annual General Meeting and Convention is taking place now until May 11 at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.The B.C. Wildlife Federation is dedicated to conserving and protecting British Columbia’s wildlife and wild spaces.For more information, you can visit FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Wildlife Federation is currently holding their 63rd Annual General Meeting and Convention in Fort St. John.The theme for this year’s AGM and Convention is Predator-Prey Dynamics.Various guest speakers will be discussing the importance of ecology and taking care of the environment.last_img read more

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Russia confers PM with state decoration for role in boosting IndoRussia ties

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been honoured with Russia’s highest state decoration, the Order of St Andrew the Apostle, for his role in promoting close ties between the two countries.The award comes days after the United Arab Emirates announced conferring Modi with ‘The Order of Zayed’. The Russian government said Modi is given the highest state decoration of Russia for “exceptional services” in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India and friendly relations between the Russian and Indian peoples. A Russian official said the ‘Order of St Andrew the Apostle’ is awarded to prominent statesmen, public figures and those working in the fields of science, culture and arts in recognition of their exceptional services in promoting prosperity and glory of Russia. The order can also be awarded to foreign heads of state for outstanding services. The Order of St Andrew the Apostle is the highest order of the Russian Federation. The foreign awardees of the award included President of China Xi Jinping, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Geydar Aliev. The award ceremony is usually held at the St Andrew Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace. The Order was established in 1698 by Tsar Peter the Great, in honour of Saint Andrew, the first apostle of Jesus and patron saint of Russia, said the official.last_img read more

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UNbacked programme to curtail spread of HIV among women in Brazil kicks

This initiative, run in concert by the Government, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other partners, is the first of its kind in Latin America.“Only by addressing the specific needs, as well as the human rights of women, will we change the course of the epidemic,” said Alanna Armitage, UNFPA’s Representative in Brazil, asserting that the programme will “make a real difference in women’s lives.”The scheme aims to expand voluntary counselling and testing to double the number of women being tested, including pregnant women; reduce mother-to-child HIV transmissions from 4 to less than 1 per cent by 2008; eliminate congenital syphilis; and increase investment in HIV research.It is estimated that as of last year, 17.7 million women are infected with HIV worldwide, and since 1985, the percentage of women among adults living with HIV/AIDS has globally increased from 35 per cent to 48 per cent.In Brazil, HIV infection has surged 44 per cent among women between 1996 and 2005, and women represent over 40 per cent of all registered cases of HIV as of 2005. The initiative, being launched on the eve of International Women’s Day, is widely viewed as critical.“The rise in the number of infections among women is a global phenomenon, which reflects the inequalities in power relations between women and men, and it demands specific attention,” said Ana Falú, UNIFEM Regional Programme Director for Brazil and the Southern Cone. “That’s why the Brazilian plan is so important.” 7 March 2007United Nations agencies and the Brazilian Government today launched a ground-breaking programme aimed at stemming the ‘feminization of HIV,’ raising awareness about the disease and helping women become less vulnerable to it. read more

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President calls for regional cooperation in several areas

In the Maldives, the Sri Lankan President assured continued support for the socio-economic development of Maldives.  The discussions he had there placed particular emphasis on strengthening the economic engagement between the two countries including in investments and tourism, the Foreign Ministry said. Having discussed various aspects of regional and international issues of concern, President Sirisena articulated Sri Lanka’s approach of working with the international community adhering to the objectives and principles of the United Nations, Commonwealth and SAARC.President Sirisena also emphasized the need to invigorate the economic development in the region with the sustainable use of natural resources, use of innovation and technology to be the catalyst in the region’s development. Sirisena, who returned to Sri Lanka yesterday after concluding his State Visit to Maldives for the 50th Anniversary of Independence, called for regional cooperation in these areas. President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized the need for regional cooperation in several areas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement today.The President had said that the future priorities for Sri Lanka are in food security and sustainable domestic food production, eradicating the drug menace including narcotics smuggling and environmental protection and conservation. Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake and senior officials as well the Actg. High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Maldives (Mrs) W.A.T. Gunatillake accompanied the President for the meetings and events in Maldives. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Providing income to poor household is key to successful development Malawi says

Moving income into poor households, not increasing GDP (gross domestic product), is the key to solving poverty and related ills as the world seeks a development agenda to succeed the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Malawian President Joyce Banda told the United Nations General Assembly today. “The issues that affect population growth, malnutrition, girls’ access to education, maternal health are all rooted in poverty and particularly lack of income at the household level,” she said on the first day of the annual General Debate, adding that those who suggest the best strategy to achieve the MDGs is to realize GDP growth are presupposing a top down approach.“If we have to overcome these challenges, we need to promote policies and programmes that bring decent incomes into households,” she stressed. “If we cannot uplift the people that are in our rural areas, as is the case for many developing countries, to earn decent income in the household, the vicious cycle of population growth, malnutrition, maternal risks and poverty will remain with us. If the Post-2015 Development Agenda is to realize its dream, we need to go to the grassroots where the poor are.” The post-2015 agenda, the theme of the 68th General Assembly, aims to set the stage for sustainable development in the decades after the expiry of the 15-year MDGs cycle, the eight targets that seek to slash extreme hunger and poverty, boost access to health care and education, achieve gender equality and environmental stability, and reduce maternal and child mortality and the incidence of HIV/AIDS, all by the end of 2015.Ms. Banda said Malawi is on track to achieve four of the eight MDGs – reducing child mortality; combating HIV and AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensuring environmental sustainability; and developing a global partnership for development.“However, we are unlikely to meet the goals for eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; achieving universal access to education; ensuring gender equality and empowerment of women; reducing child mortality and improving maternal health,” she added.But she noted that Malawi is registering a strong economic recovery through the painful but necessary reforms her Government has undertaken to address political and economic governance problems that she inherited. “I sought to achieve macroeconomic stability, restore the rule of law, and the observance of human rights,” she said, reporting that foreign exchange and fuel are available, the currency has stabilized, inflation is declining, and industrial production is up from 30 per cent in 2012 to 75 per cent in 2013. Economic growth is forecast at five per cent this year, up from 1.8 per cent last year and Malawians are once again enjoying their freedoms and civil liberties as enshrined in the constitution, she added.One of scores of leaders to speak at the annual General Assembly session, Ms. Banda will join other heads of State and Government and high-level officials to present views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance. read more

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Students recognized for hard work at Brock and beyond

Watch the full morning ceremony here:Watch the full afternoon ceremony here: Antwi Boasiako knows too well the ravages of HIV/AIDS. He watched as his best friend died of the autoimmune disease at the age of 20, only two years after being diagnosed.Growing up in Ghana, he said HIV/AIDS was highly prevalent, but also widely stigmatized.While battling the disease, his friend was no longer able to attend classes. Boasiako visited him and tutored him.“I was always looking to honour his memory and his life,” Boasiako said. “He was like a brother.”The Master’s of Political Science graduate found a way by volunteering with Positive Living Niagara while studying at Brock University.He has served in many roles at the organization from community outreach and advocacy to planning committee member and researcher.Antwi Boasiako is a graduate student in the Faculty of Social Sciences who was presented with the Spirit of Brock award at Spring Convocation.He created a database for the organization detailing the health and social profile of its clients to help it better direct services to those in need.Boasiako, an international student from Ghana, was awarded the graduate student Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock Award Tuesday during the Faculty of Social Sciences convocation.Winnie Murombedzi, Positive Living Niagara’s education and support co-ordinator, said Boasiako is “a true change agent and a global citizen who is committed to the social transformation of the lives of HIV/AIDS clients.”Boasiako said getting the award is the most prestigious honour he’s had in his academic career.“It’s the perfect icing on the cake for what has been an inspiring graduate studies program,” he said.Boasiako was one of 3,513 students who will cross the stage for their degrees this week.The undergraduate student Spirit of Brock award went to Rebecca Lepore, who studied Speech and Language Sciences at Brock.The award is given to students who demonstrate leadership, innovation, courage, inspiration and community involvement.Rebecca Lepore, an undergrad from the Faculty of Social Sciences, was the recipient of the Spirit of Brock award at Spring Convocation.The four-year member of the Brock Linguistics Network executive helped set up events for students and faculty and organized fundraisers. Lepore was a member of Smart Start and frequent ambassador at Brock Open House and the Ontario Universities Fair.She also received the Dean’s medal, while a second Dean’s medal for Social Sciences was given to Nicole Hinsperger.At Tuesday’s morning convocation, the Excellence in Teaching award was presented to Assistant Professor of Economics Ivan Medovikov.His colleagues praised his commitment to making “the teaching of our students a first priority.” They cite his use of innovative teaching techniques employing the latest technology in making his classes engaging for all students.His nominators emphasized his collegiality and mentorship, pointing to his willingness to share course materials he has developed, and to guide and advise his colleagues on their own teaching strategies.His teaching philosophy emphasizes clarity, creativity and student engagement. Students have called him “an excellent prof (who) made the course enjoyable and intellectually stimulating at the same time.”Honorary doctorates were presented to Liz Palmieri and Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish during convocation ceremonies Tuesday.Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo and President and Vice-Chancellor Jack Lightstone each addressed the students and shook their hands as they left the stage with their diplomas.Brock’s Spring Convocation continues Wednesday with the Faculties of Math & Science, Humanities and Education. University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi will be presented with an honorary doctorate in the 10 a.m. ceremony. read more

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Bielema Narduzzi object to Meyers recruiting tactics

The first day a prospect can make his commitment official is referred to as National Signing Day. This year’s National Signing Day was Wednesday and Meyer received commitments from 25 student-athletes. Several of Meyer’s recruits had previously made verbal commitments to other schools, but Meyer was successful in persuading them to officially commit at OSU. At least six of Meyers’ 25 commitments, including Dodson, were verbally committed to another school before flipping their decision and opting to play for the Buckeyes come signing day. Michigan State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Notre Dame all saw at least one recruit change his mind in favor of Meyer. It’s long been suggested that there’s an unwritten agreement within the Big Ten that once a recruit commits to a school, all other Big Ten coaches will leave the player alone. Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said such a rule existed between former OSU coach Jim Tressel and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and indicates Meyer might be breaking the rule. “(The agreement) has been between the coaches,” Narduzzi said while speaking at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club Monday in Canton, Ohio, according to the Canton Repository. “Jim Tressel and Mark Dantonio would never call or talk to each other’s commitments. People coach Dantonio knows well don’t come in and take players away. When you do, you lose friendships over that.” Meyer was able to lure defensive end recruit Se’Von Pittman from the Spartans despite Pittman verbally committing to Michigan State last summer. Pittman is considered by recruiting experts to be among the top 10 players in the nation at his position. “It sets a tone and starts a recruiting rivalry,” Narduzzi said at the luncheon. “I guess it’s fair game. You don’t want it to be that way, but that’s how it is.” Meyer defended himself Wednesday at a press conference in which he and some of his assistants talked about the incoming recruiting class. “Se’Von Pittman had a relationship with Luke Fickell,” Meyer said. “I think we helped it when I made that phone call. That was one of those things, he recruited us after a little bit … He always wanted to be an Ohio State Buckeye.” And in case there was any confusion, Meyer made it clear he had no problem recruiting players already committed to other schools. “There are some people that say, ‘How can you go and recruit a young guy that’s committed to another school?’ You ask a question, ‘Are you interested?’ If they say no, you move on. If they say, ‘Yes, very interested,’ then you throw that hook out there. If they’re interested, absolutely, especially if they are from your home state.” Pittman is a Canton, Ohio, native and played high school football at McKinley High School. But Meyer said despite his competitive nature, he gets no extra joy out of flipping a recruit away from another school. “Is it gratifying to go a take a guy from another school? Not at all,” Meyer said. “Is it gratifying to know that we got the two offensive tackles that we went out from day one … ? That amazes me.” Ultimately, Meyer said it’s up to “each individual school,” whether programs will recruit players committed elsewhere. He said in some cases, the players who are already committed recruit the coaches, but if, after an initial phone call, a recruited athlete doesn’t show interest, that’s the end of it. “We went after a young guy in Cleveland, Ohio,” Meyer said. “I asked him if he was interested in Ohio State. He said no. I wished him the best of luck, do well in school, move on … If a kid isn’t interested, we’re done. We move on.” OSU fullbacks and tight ends coach Tim Hinton defended Meyer. “We really didn’t go into those to try to flip somebody,” Hinton said. “If there’s no interest in Ohio State, there was no flipping. “At that time in their life, where they were in recruiting, for the reasons they were being recruited, they had an interest. From there, it begins.” Recruiting is often called a dirty business and more than one Big Ten coach has expressed his displeasure with the way Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer goes about attracting his student-athletes. Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema shared his discontent with recruiting Wednesday at a press conference in which he introduced the Badger’s recruiting class. “There are a few things that happened early on that I made people aware of that I didn’t want to see in this league,” Bielema said. “That I had seen take place in other leagues. Other recruiting tactics, other recruiting practices that are illegal.” Bielema went on to mention Meyer specifically. “I was very up front and was very pointed to the fact, actually reached out to Coach Meyer and shared my thoughts and concerns with him,” Bielema said. “The situation got rectified.” Meyer is making no apologies though. “We’re hired to go after recruits as hard as we can,” Meyer said. “I mean as hard as we can.” Offensive lineman recruit Kyle Dodson announced Wednesday that he will attend OSU even though he was previously committed to play for Bielema at Wisconsin. The change of heart is representative of a hot-button issue surrounding recruiting in college football. The best football players from around the nation draw interest from the top programs across the country. A player can commit to a school, but that commitment doesn’t become official until the player signs his national letter of intent. Until the player puts his name on the dotted line, he is free to change his mind as many times as he wants and coaches are allowed to plead their school’s case until the ink hits the paper. read more

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Soldier murdered by boxer claiming to be hardest man in Brecon

first_imgA young soldier was beaten to death on a night out by a boxer who boasted he was hardest man in town, a murder trial has heard.Pte Matthew Boyd, of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, was off duty in the barracks town of Brecon when he was allegedly attacked by Jake Vallely, who had been drinking for seven hours.Cardiff Crown Court heard Pte Boyd was chased, punched to the ground and beaten before his body was dragged and dumped in the road. Vallely was described as a keen amateur boxer, ranked by a coach at the Brecon Amateur Boxing Club as being in the top 10 middleweight amateur boxers in Wales.Mr Quinlan said Vallely and Evans, both from Brecon, were “both were involved in that violent, senseless attack that caused that young man’s death”.Pte Boyd was originally from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, but had moved to Gibraltar. Just four days earlier, he started a training exercise at the infantry battle school in Brecon.The jury was shown CCTV images of the “fatal assault” in the street outside the Cellar bar in the town.Mr Quinlan said: “This camera caught what was Vallely’s sustained assault on Matthew Boyd.”Punching him, him going to the ground, then continuing to hit him remorselessly while he was on the ground. Thereafter he was beaten until he moved no more.”It was this camera that caught Vallely dragging him and then leaving him, either dead or dying.”The court heard Vallely returned to the bar to carry on drinking after the killing.Vallely had been drinking for seven hours before the alleged assault, the court heard, after going on a bar crawl following a Brecon Town FC match.He first went to the Rorke’s Drift pub with friends including Evans at around 5pm, but was thrown out after allegedly “erupting” during a row with a woman called Kelly Price.Mr Quinlan said: “He was volcanic. He went from calm to angry suddenly. He erupted or exploded, and became aggressive, intimidating, threatening.”He asked Miss Price, ‘Who the f— are you?’ He told her to f— off.”He said: ‘I’ve raped worse than you. I will fucking rape you. I’m the hardest man in Brecon.”The court heard Vallely and Evans then moved on to a cocktail bar but he was thrown out for chewing a menu.Mr Quinlan said: “A waitress described him as confrontational.”The trial at Cardiff Crown Court continues. Jake Vallely was described as one of the best amateur boxers in Wales Matthew Boyd was punched, he went to the ground, and then he was beaten until he moved no moreChristopher Quinlan QC, prosecuting Jake Vallely was described as one of the best amateur boxers in WalesCredit:Wales News Vallely, 24, accepts punching Pte Boyd but denies murdering him. His friend Aaron Evans, 23, denies manslaughter.Christopher Quinlan QC, prosecuting, told the jury of nine men and three women: “Matthew Boyd was a young soldier – Jake Vallely is the self-proclaimed ‘hardest man in Brecon’. That is how he described himself an hour or so before the attack.”A little after midnight, Matthew Boyd was punched. He went to the ground, and then he was beaten until he moved no more.””Vallely dragged and dumped his body and then ran off.” 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.last_img read more

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Frisch Auf Goppingen wins EHF Cup

← Previous Story EHF F4 Blog by Antonio Carlos Ortega: ” EHF F4 is a huge success for handball” Next Story → Vladan Matic and Gasper Marguc until 2015 in Celje PL! German Frisch Auf Goppingen wins EHF Cup for the second time in a row. After Grosswallstadt last year, this season team of coach Velimir Petkovic was better in two matches against French Dunkerque 34:28 (first match 26:26). Huge celebration started in front of 5600 home fans…FRISCH AUF!: Rutschmann, Tahirovic;Kneule 4, Oprea 2, Thiede 2, Schöne 3, Späth, Mrvaljevic 5, Lobedank, Markez, Anusic, Rnic 7, Schubert 4, Markicevic, Horak 7.Dunkerque: Gerard, Huyghe;Afgour 3, Lamon 3, Nagy 1, Touati 2, Bosquet 5, Causse, Siakam 2, Emonet, Grocaut, Vanseveren, Nilsson, Mokrani 2, Butto 10. EHF CupFrisch Auf Goppingen read more

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More layoffs than new jobs last month

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Last year produced a positive balance in terms of jobs, as within a year 99,112 more were created than those lost, even though dismissals outnumbered hirings by 91,761 in the last four months of the year, according to Labor Ministry data released on Wednesday.Out of a total 1,566,139 hirings during 2014, more than half (790,918) concerned flexible forms of labor, such as part-time or rotational employment.The Ergani database showed a slowdown in job creation last year, as the net growth of 99,122 jobs lagged 2013’s 133,488 net result. December was the fourth consecutive month when layoffs outnumbered hirings, to the tune of 834. The flow in salaried employment last month comprised 115,436 hirings and 116,270 departures. The decline compared to the same month in 2013 is considerable as hirings had overshadowed departures by 19,999 jobs a year earlier.On a yearly basis, hirings in 2014 rose by 36.3 percent from 2013 to reach 1,566,139, against 1,467,017 departures, of which 881,424 were the result of sackings or of the end of fixed-time contracts, while 585,593 concerned voluntary departures.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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La Trobe Universitys 50th anniversary celebrations set to kick off

first_imgThis year marks La Trobe University’s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated with a range of events throughout the year.The first major event, the Lawn Lunch, will kick off on Sunday 5 March at the La Trobe Bundoora campus, with an exciting program lined up championing the institution’s history through music, film, food and drinks, and is a chance for former students, staff and friends of the university to return and relive their glory days.“For me personally, it’s a tremendous privilege to be vice chancellor of the university when it’s going through a celebration of this sort of milestone, and there’s a huge amount to celebrate from the last 50 years,” Professor John Dewar told Neos Kosmos.Having played a significant role in maintaining Greek language education and research into the Greek Australian community, Professor Dewar also stressed the event would be an opportunity to showcase La Trobe’s cultural awareness and inclusiveness.“Cultural inclusiveness is one of the university’s greatest strengths. We have one of the most diverse student populations in the country, where new and older migrant groups are also represented very strongly among the student community. So I think to be able to symbolise all of that in the 50th anniversary celebration is a really wonderful thing,” he said.In the spirit of this ethos, the Lawn Lunch is open to everyone, with tickets including food from one of the nine social enterprise catering partners and a drink upon entry, a La Trobe memorabilia bag, as well as access to an outstanding line-up of film, music and talks from some of the people who have made La Trobe a success.The music stage has a stunning line-up of some of Australia’s finest talent, including the captivating duo Xylouris White, The Harpoons, a reunion of This is Your Captain Speaking, and comedy folk duo The Astruds. There’ll also be screenings of historical shorts from the La Trobe archives and films connected to the university’s pioneering cinema studies department and filmmakers. A Speaker’s Corner will be set up, where conversations with esteemed academic thinkers will be taking place along with the launch of the university’s new book From the paddock to the Agora – Fifty years of La Trobe University, which will be available for purchase on the day at cost price. The event couldn’t have come at a better time, given the current political climate in the United States, and the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump last month. But the Professor says La Trobe is committed to welcoming scholars from around the world.“This is actually part of a 1,000-year-old university tradition, it’s just that LaTrobe has taken that ancient tradition and applied it to the northern suburbs and the regional communities we serve around Victoria. “The travel ban was such a profound attack on that sort of internationalism that universities have represented for so long. So it’s a really important tradition to maintain and to foster,” Professor Dewar said.So far the university has had a positive response to the event, with all funds going towards covering costs and supporting the work of the social enterprises involved.“La Trobe also has a well-deserved reputation for being at the epicentre of Melbourne’s vibrant social, cultural and political life. The Lawn Lunch will demonstrate why,” said Professor Dewar.The La Trobe Lawn Lunch will take place on Sunday 5 March, 2017 from 12 noon–5.00 pm at the Academic Lawn, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC. Entry is $20 general admission and $10 concession. For tickets, visit Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Printrbot une imprimante 3D accessible à tous

first_imgPrintrbot: une imprimante 3D accessible à tousLes imprimantes 3D sont hors de prix. Mais il y a une solution: acheter la sienne en pièces détachées et la monter soi-même. C’est en tous cas ce que propose Brook Drumm avec son Printrbot.Apparemment si simple à monter que même un enfant pourrait le faire, en suivant les instructions bien évidemment. Tous les composants électroniques sont déjà assemblés, il suffira à l’utilisateur de bien lire le mode d’emploi. À lire aussiL’extraordinaire imprimante 3D qui fabrique des objets à l’aide du soleil et de sableLe Printrbot est adaptable à vos besoins, avec une taille extensible selon ce qui vous convient le mieux. Les différentes parties de la machine peuvent même servir dans d’autres appareils…Convaincu ou non, sachez que l’inventeur aurait déjà atteint ses objectifs de vente sur le site Kickstarter mais vous pouvez encore pré-commander votre modèle (il faut cependant avouer que l’aspect de l’imprimante n’est pas aussi glamour que l’Origo 3D ou que l’IM-01…) pour 499 dollars, soit 370 euros environ ! Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous ici.Le 27 novembre 2011 à 16:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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TMZ Bret Hart teams with rapper Camron for new company

first_img Google+ Bret Hart Tackled During WWE Hall of Fame Speech TMZ is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart has teamed with rapper Cam’ron as part of the new Canadian financial company Sharpshooter. CEO Paul Pitcher notes that both Hart and Cam’ron are friends and that Cam’ron has already recorded an entire album of original music dedicated to Sharpshooter funding.TMZ: WWE Legend Bret Hart: Teams Up With Cam’ron … Sharpshooter Rap!Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBret Hart Attacked At WWE Hall of Fame CeremonyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:35 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 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pro Wrestler Attacked During WWE Hall Of Fame Speech Former WWE star Terri Runnels arrested at Tampa airport carrying a weapon, issues statement Facebook WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart set to appear at the SummerSlam meet and greet Pinterestcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Bret Hart Attacked At WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony The Rock Shares Old WWE Video Of Him Pranking Owen Hart Twitter WhatsApp Cardi B leads 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards with most nominations Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso arrested on DUI charge Thursday morning in Pensacola, Florida last_img read more

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Capital One to share how to become a destination employer

first_imgCapital One will share how to become a destination employer during the closing keynote session at Employee Benefits Live 2015 on 22 September.The session, entitled ‘How to become a destination employer’, will focus on how employers can connect their employees with the key goals of the business.This final keynote will also include tips on how employers can create an environment where staff can be the best version of themselves, as well as attract new workers.Karen Bowes, vice president HR, international at Capital One, will lead the session.She says: “Employers need to understand the power of purpose in an organisation and helping staff own the purpose of the organisation. If workers understand what they’re working for there is a value drive and it’s much more motivating.”She also believes that giving employees a choice as to how they spend their time in the workplace can increase motivation and engagement. She suggests that the provision of comfortable areas to relax in, family-friendly benefits or gyms could help boost employee wellbeing and productivity.In order to be a standout organisation, Bowes believes that employers must revamp their benefits offering. She says: “We need to debunk the myth that money is the primary feed of employee motivation.”This is why Capital One brings its staff together to remind them of the important role they play in the overall objectives of the business. It also utilises posters and digital displays to highlight the aims of the organisation and how staff can work towards these.The organisation also employs more traditional methods of communication, such as email campaigns, but uses them in a quirky way to ensure that they are memorable and engaging for staff. For instance, its chief executive officer writes weekly blogs to update the workforce of changes and developments within the business.Bowes adds: “It’s the small things that really matter. Something like a hand-written note sticks in someone’s mind and costs very little.”Employee Benefits Live 2015 will take place at Olympia National, London, on 21-22 September.View the full conference programme and register to attendlast_img read more

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Riverbed Technology hires Head

first_imgStuart Head has joined Riverbed Technology as global manager, benefits.Head’s previous roles include head of benefits Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Nomura, manager of international benefits at CME Group, and employee benefits analyst (interim) EMEA at BNY Mellon.last_img

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Not Enough to Go Around

first_img Between real estate investors, first time homebuyers, and repeat buyers, the current market has been bustling with new home hopefuls. Though June home sales are up 1.5 percent month-to-month, which is the first time in three months there’s been a monthly gain, NAR said home sales are flat in 2017 compared to 2016 due to inventory shortage. See what else they reported in the Video Spotlight.Pending home sales post first annual gain since March from CNBC.To see NAR’s report, click here. July 31, 2017 641 Views Not Enough to Go Around Inventory Shortage Pending-Home Sales 2017-07-31 Brianna Gilpincenter_img Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Media, Newslast_img read more

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How Long Will a Sellers Market Last

first_img Appreciation CoreLogic Homebuyers Prices Sellers Market 2018-09-04 Seth Welborn How Long Will a Seller’s Market Last? September 4, 2018 1,257 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Newscenter_img Home prices rose both year over year and month over month, according to a recent study from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) and HPI Forecast for July 2018 shows a 6.2 percent year over year from July 2017 to July 2018, as well as a 0.3 percent in July 2018 month over month.“With increased interest rates and home prices, the CoreLogic Home Price Index is rising at a slower rate than it was earlier this year,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic. “While markets in the western part of the country continue to experience rapid home-price growth, many of those metros are overvalued, and will likely experience a slowdown soon.”CoreLogic predicts the national home-price index to continue to increase by 5.1 percent year over year in July 2019, but expects the index to decrease by 0.2 percent month over month in August 2018.The CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators found that 40 percent of metropolitan areas had an overvalued market in July, meaning home values were 10 percent below the sustainable level. According to the Indicators, while 40 percent were at value. 20 percent of the top 100 metropolitan areas were undervalued.Additionally, 50 percent of the top 50 markets are considered overvalued. However, 62 percent of residents in these high-growth markets are holding off on selling, as they believe their home value will increase within three years. CoreLogic also notes that 47 percent of residents in high-price growth markets and 31 percent in lower growth markets feel they are in a “sellers’ market,” meaning these buyers are holding off on selling.“Many consumers see their homes as good investments,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “Our consumer research indicates homeowners, especially those in high-price growth markets, are confident that by waiting to sell, they will receive a greater return on investment than they would today. In other words, sellers are largely staying put. With fewer homes on the market, price pressure will continue to rise.”Find the full story here. Sharelast_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals signed quarterback Mike Glennon Friday.The deal will be for two years and worth $8 million with the upside for more, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.The reported news came on Wednesday minutes after the Chicago Bears released Glennon.With the Cardinals signing Sam Bradford, Glennon would be poised to back up Bradford.Related LinksArizona Cardinals officially sign quarterback Sam BradfordRapid Reaction: Cardinals to sign quarterback Sam BradfordIn Chicago, the 28-year-old Glennon played in four games to begin the 2017 season after inking a three-year deal worth $43.5 million last offseason. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling He lost his job to the No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft, Mitch Trubisky, after completing 66 percent of his passes for 5.95 yards per attempt, four touchdowns and five interceptions.After being drafted in the third round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Glennon threw for 2,608 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 13 games as a rookie in 2013. He played in six games the following season, didn’t play in 2015 and then only appeared in two games in 2016.last_img read more

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Police condemned for buying sex to uncover pimping

first_imgThis past week has seen the controversial practice of police associates paying for sex so they can prove cases of procurement for intercourse back in the spotlight once again.A police associate who visited a Paphos pub last week was approached by the 72-year-old owner and told he could have sex for €100 with a 39-year-old woman who worked there.The man, who is not a police officer but a member of the public helping police, agreed and paid with two banknotes which had been marked by the police.He then went with the woman to a room above the bar to have intercourse. A little later police officers searched the pub and found the sum of €2,690 which included the two €50 notes the associate had paid with.Both the 72-year-old and the woman were arrested.Women’s groups and think-tanks have long argued against the practice, which police say they have no other choice but to adopt as legislation on other methods such as phone surveillance is not allowed in these cases.“It is unacceptable for police associates that are agents of the state to exploit women in the course of investigating a crime. It is unethical, professionally vulgar and politically wrong,” said Josie Christodoulou, policy coordinator at the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (Migs).“It’s been some years now that this practice is being followed by the police, but they had recently informed us that they no longer engage in it.  The buying of sex from women in prostitution by police associates – and actually engaging in the act – in order to uncover an organised crime, be it pimping or trafficking in women, is not the way to go.”While prostitution is legal in Cyprus, profiting from it – as the Paphos owner was allegedly doing – is not.The buying of services from victims of trafficking is criminalised under the current legislation, but according to Christodoulou the relevant article was never activated. Inevitably, however, the line between a woman who is a prostitute of her free will and one who is a product of trafficking is blurred.“We must recognise that trafficking in women for sex is taking place in the prostitution system, so any woman in this system may be potential victims of trafficking. It is in this way that the two phenomena are interrelated and cannot be addressed in isolation. Many women in prostitution are under the control of pimps which is illegal in Cyprus,” she added.Migs have called for immediate amendments to the legislation which allows police officers to buy women to crack down on trafficking.Police reacted saying this is currently the only legal way to catch pimps and traffickers.“Police investigate these cases in the context of implementing the relevant legislation and always act in accordance with the guidelines they have received on the matter from the legal services, knowing that the legal weapons for the purpose of combating the crime are very limited,” police spokesman Andreas Angelides told the Sunday Mail.  “Consequently, having no choice and weighing up the need to combat this phenomenon, police uses this practice.”Police say they have repeatedly asked to be allowed to use other legal means which are standard practice in other European countries such as the monitoring of suspicious telephone conversations and the application of specific investigative methods.But the public distaste over the latest incident may signal change. Justice minister Ionas Nicolaou and police chief Zacharias Chrysostomou have reportedly agreed to submit new proposals to make the appropriate legal arrangements to enable police to combat offences related to trafficking and sexual exploitation according to the methods used elsewhere.Disy MP and head of the House of Representatives human rights committee Stella Kyriakidou has long battled the practice and has requested a meeting with the justice minister.The legality of prostitution in Europe varies by country. Some outlaw its exchange for money while others, like Cyprus, allow prostitution itself but not most forms of procuring such as operating brothels and deriving financial gain from it.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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