“Keep your friends and your family close, because they will provide the best connections and network of your life.” said FraserMLA Dan Davies was on hand trying to inspire the children with the words of Walt Disney.MLA Davies. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“In the words of Walt Disney all of our dreams can come true if we just have the courage to follow them.”After a plethora of guest speakers it was valedictorian Alissa Minard’s turn to speak to her grad class.Valedictorian Allisa Minard. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“Academics are certainly important, but thats not what high school is about. Its about the lunch times, the Friday nights, the first jobs, and the best friends. Its the successes that we celebrated and the failures we learnt from. Its about the moments in which we realized who we are, what we love and what we want to do for the rest of our lives.”The event concluded with the students receiving their diploma’s and tossing their cap and tassels.The full 2018 NPSS grad class graduation can be seen below. Mayor Lori Ackerman as well as city of Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser were both on hand to address the students.Mayor Lori Ackerman. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“Graduates I want you to enjoy today, but more so I want you to make it so this isn’t the best day of your life.” said Ackerman, “When you come back to your class reunion I want you to have days that are better than today because you have an opportunity to make the best of your life.”Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser. Photo by John Luke Kieper. The event started with NPSS’s own Brittany Welsh singing the National anthem. The first speaker of the event was Blueberry River First Nation’s Chief Marvin Yahey who spoke words of wisdom to the students.Brittany Welsh singing the National Anthem. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and lead a trail. Congratulations to the class of 2018.” said Chief Yahey.Up next was School District #60 Superintendent David Sloan who gave his input on the class.Superintendent David Sloan. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“Your days in public school are coming to an end, but learning never stops, and it doesn’t just happen in school.” Said Sloan, “Where and what you learn next is really up to you, so make good choices. Take some risks but be considered of the safety of yourself and others.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School students gathered at the North Peace Arena to celebrate their high school graduation today.The school saw approximately 370 students walk across the stage and handed out $350,000 in scholarships. Jessica Telizyn won the Loran Scholarship worth $100,000, the first time an NPSS student has ever received the honour.Jessica Telizyn receiving her Loran Scholarship. Photo by John Luke Kieper.
The Canadian Press Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,015.89, down 21.60 points).Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Health care. Down half a penny, or 12.5 per cent, to 3.5 cents on 11.6 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down three cents, or 1.48 per cent, to $2.00 on 10.9 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down $2.34, or 4.7 per cent, to $47.42 on 10 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 63 cents, or 6.13 per cent, to $9.64 on 9 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Up 84 cents, or five per cent, to $17.65 on 7.5 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up four cents, or 0.56 per cent, to $7.17 on 6.7 million shares. Companies in the news:Bombardier Inc. — The De Havilland brand will take flight once again, as its parent company announced the re-launch of the Dash 8 aircraft program following its newly minted purchase from Bombardier Inc. Longview Aviation Capital Corp. unveiled the de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., its new subsidiary that will operate the turboprop family following the Monday close of Bombardier Inc.’s Q Series sale to Longview for about $250 million after liabilities, fees and closing adjustments. The sale also includes the de Havilland trademark and Bombardier’s full Dash 8 program, composed of the 100, 200 and 300 series.Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM). Unchanged at $3.50. Aimia Inc. says the final price for the sale of Aeroplan to Air Canada has increased to $516 million following the finalization of all financial adjustments after the deal’s January close. Air Canada signed a definitive agreement last November to buy the flagship points program from Aimia, a loyalty analytics company, at an initial price of $450 million in cash. It was increased to $497 million after original adjustments. Aimia says it will receive a final payment of $19 million to complete the transaction. It says the post-closing adjustments stem mainly from favourable working capital relative to the target working capital set out in the agreement.BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Up 22 cents to $61.08. The chairwoman of a government-appointed panel looking at Canada’s telecommunications and broadcasting laws says it must take into account that international borders are disappearing. Janet Yale says the panel’s goal is to come up with recommendations for legislation that will guide the communications industries for the next 20 to 30 years. Yale was commenting at the Canadian Telecom Summit, an annual event that will feature a speech on Wednesday by Navdeep Bains, one of the two ministers who appointed the panel last year.Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (TSX:AQN). Up four cents to $15.81. Algonquin Power & Utilities has signed a deal to buy Ascendant Group Ltd., the parent company of Bermuda Electric Light Co., for US$365 million. Algonquin chief executive Ian Robertson says the deal will be immediately accretive to the company’s earnings. Bermuda Electric Light, which has roughly 370 employees, serves 63,000 residents and businesses in Bermuda. Under the deal, Ascendant will maintain its headquarters in Bermuda.
A report issued by the Republic of Korea in its capital, Seoul, on Thursday morning reportedly found that the Cheonan was hit by a DRPK torpedo in late March.The explosion killed 46 Republic of Korea sailors.“The facts laid out in the report are deeply troubling,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement, adding that the Secretary-General, a national of the Republic of Korea, learned of the findings with a “heavy heart.” Mr. Ban voiced his appreciation for the Republic of Korea’s Government for its “restrained and patient efforts” to look into the Cheonan incident in an “objective and scientific manner by both domestic and international experts.”He reiterated his deep sadness over the loss of the sailors’ lives, extending his sympathy to their families as well as to the people and Government of the Republic of Korea. 20 May 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced serious concern over the results of the investigation into the sinking of a navy ship off the coast of the Republic of Korea, alleged by the country to have been carried out by its northern neighbour, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK).
WATERLOO, Ont. — Smartphone maker BlackBerry says it has received an order for 2,000 new keyboard smartphones from Hispanic broadcaster Univision Communications.The Waterloo, Ont.,-based company says the order for the BlackBerry Q10 devices will upgrade all of the BlackBerry phones used by employees at Univision.Univision is one of the largest broadcast networks in the United States, owning more than 60 local broadcast TV stations and nearly 70 radio stations that broadcast primarily in Spanish.BlackBerry has spent much of its marketing efforts on securing longtime business customers with orders of its new phones that operate on an updated BlackBerry 10 operating system. The move is part of a strategy to help slow the number of defectors to a growing number of competitor’s phones, including Apple’s iPhone, devices on the Android operating system and others.Earlier this month, BlackBerry’s new phones passed what the company called a “critical step forward in the security certification process” by the U.S. Department of Defence, which give them permission to operate on the Pentagon’s networks.Despite its efforts, BlackBerry is still struggling to retain a notable market share. In the U.S., the recent launch of its touchscreen and keyboard BlackBerry 10 devices have been perceived as a sales flop.A report from U.K.-based Juniper Research said the company is also starting to lose market share in parts of the world where it once had a certain stronghold, like South Africa and Indonesia.As part of an effort to turn around its operations, BlackBerry has been trying to reduce expenses across its operations. The effort has seen the company cut thousands of jobs over the past year, from lower-level employees to executives. The latest reduction came earlier this month when it laid off about 100 workers.The company is also in the midst of a review of its “strategic alternatives,” which could result in the sale of its operations or an agreement to take the company private.BlackBerry shares were ahead 19 cents at $11.05 near midday Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The Ceylon Workers’ Congress staged a protest in Hatton today resulting in roads being closed for traffic.
“There is strong and growing evidence that sufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables helps prevent many diseases and promotes good health, but large parts of the world’s population consume too little of these,” World Health Organization (WHO) Director Pekka Puska told WHO’s annual Global Forum on Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Prevention and Control, meeting this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.“To effectively promote more consumption of fruit and vegetables, prevailing diets need to be more systematically assessed for their nutrition and health implications,” Kraisid Tontisirin, Director of the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO’s) Food and Nutrition Division, said.A recently published report by nutrition experts, jointly convened by FAO and WHO, recommends a minimum of 400 grams of fruit and vegetables per day, excluding starchy vegetables, for the prevention of such chronic diseases as heart disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.The consultants said eating a wide variety of fruit and vegetables helps to ensure an adequate intake of most micronutrients, dietary fibres and beneficial non-nutrient substances, the two UN agencies said.According to the FAO statistical database, the total supply of fruit and vegetables is far below the intake minimum in many countries, especially in Asia, Africa and in Eastern and Central Europe.Mahmoud Solh, Director of FAO’s Plant Production and Protection Division, said many countries needed to find more efficient ways of producing and marketing cheaper fruits and vegetables, while using less pesticide.
“The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that three convoys were dispatched from Beirut today, bringing the number of convoys sent since 26 July to 52,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York.“OCHA also reports that the entire Sidon region, with the exception of Marjayoun, is heavily contaminated by unexploded ordnance; de-mining will take up to six months in the region of Nabatiye alone. UN agencies have worked with the Government on a public awareness campaign on the dangers posed by the ordnance.”Since the current crisis started, the World Food Programme (WFP) has fed 460,000 people, and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided essential drugs for 70,000 people and carried out vaccination campaigns against measles for 13,000 children and against polio for 9,000, Mr. Dujarric added, outlining some of the relief work.To help deal with the chronic fuel shortage in Lebanon, the UN also assisted in bringing in 135,000 tons for the Government and aid agencies between 2 and 17 August.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimated today that only a few thousand of the 180,000 Lebanese who found shelter across the border were still in Syria and it also reported a similar situation inside Lebanon with most of the hundreds of thousands of displaced returning to their homes.However, with many discovering that they had lost their homes or livelihoods, or both, they may require considerable assistance as they rebuild, the Agency said, as it continued to bring in more supplies today for those affected by the recent conflict.
Just like that, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team’s season is over. After sweeping Notre Dame, 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Lexington, Ky., the No. 14 Buckeyes were dropped at the hands of a No. 14 Kentucky team playing in their own backyard. In the second round of the tournament, the Wildcats (22-10) outlasted OSU, 3-1, Saturday night at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington.. The Buckeyes, who finished the year with a 23-11 mark, killed and aced their way to a 25-18 victory in the contest’s first set, though they didn’t seem able to carry such momentum. In what might have felt like a back-and-forth period, Kentucky pulled off a 26-24 victory in the second match that propelled them past the Buckeyes. “We were under in the second game, but we came back and we got the lead,” said senior outside hitter Mari Hole. “It was just those few plays, they really got some good plays going. We weren’t able to respond right away, and they kind of just took the air out of the balloon at the moment. We kept talking like we really wanted it and we kept working through it, but we weren’t able to respond at the same level as Kentucky did and just kept pushing us.” The second set might have been crucial in terms of controlling pace and tempo. Senior outside hitter Emily Danks said it was a tough loss. “It was rough because we had been rolling through that set, and I think we were feeling pretty good and it was just that moment of let up that they took control of the game – they grabbed it and ran with it,” Danks said. During halftime, the Buckeyes tried to regroup after losing set two, but Danks said it wasn’t enough. “In the locker room, our fellow senior (middle blocker) Mariah (Booth) really got fired up and kind of lit a fire, and I guess it was just a little too late,” Danks said. “It was a little disappointing to see it go down like that, but you have to give it to Kentucky for being so steady and aggressive with everything they did.” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said he knew going into this game that his team would have to defend and react well against Kentucky’s tough serves. It wasn’t the only thing that seemed to give OSU fits, though. “We knew they were a tough serving team. They are a little bit tougher than I thought they were when I watched video last night, but we knew that coming into the game,” Carlston said. “Really they won the serve and pass game. We knew that was No. 1. We had to win that.” Like Danks and Hole, Carlston emphasized the importance of the second set and said it might have been what cost the Buckeyes in the end. “Whoever won (set two) was going to win the match, and they did,” Carlston said. “Especially at the end of the second set, they kept it going in the third and fourth set and we didn’t respond very well.” The opportunities were there for OSU, though. “Our plan was to spread out, but we just didn’t pass the ball,” Carlston said. “We passed very well in the first set and first two sets up until the very end in the second set. We had some chances to win that second set, which obviously makes it a whole different match.” A rematch with No. 1 Penn State, which defeated the Buckeyes on Oct. 17 and Nov. 21, was something OSU was hoping for, along with advancing to the tournament’s Sweet 16 for the third straight year. For Danks, Hole, Booth and senior setter Amanda Peterson, their journey as Buckeyes has ended, but in their time together they might have helped the program get to where it is today. Danks, Booth and Peterson have played in the NCAA Tournament four years in a row. Hole, who transferred to Columbus after playing two years at UCLA, joined the Buckeyes for her junior and senior seasons. This senior group has also led their team to the Sweet 16 twice, and the second round four times. With their conference record at 13-7, they finished fourth in the Big Ten this year, which is OSU’s best finish since 2009.
Urban Meyer greets fans as the Buckeyes enter Ohio Stadium prior to the Ohio State-Penn State game on Oct. 28. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThree days after Ohio State’s 39-38 comeback win against Penn State, the Buckeyes came in at No. 6 in the season’s first College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday evening.Ohio State is the highest ranked Big Ten team in the season’s first playoff rankings. Three other Big Ten teams joined the Buckeyes in the top 25, with Wisconsin at No. 9, Penn State at No. 7 and Michigan State at No. 24. Ohio State will take on the Spartans at noon Nov. 11 in East Lansing, Michigan. No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Clemson led off the opening playoff rankings. Oklahoma, which handed the Buckeyes their only loss of the season, came in at No. 5.Though Ohio State is ranked No. 6 in the playoff rankings, the Buckeyes came in at No. 3 in this week’s Associated Press poll and the coaches poll. Here are the rest of the College Football Playoff rankings. GeorgiaAlabamaNotre DameClemsonOklahomaOhio StatePenn StateTCUWisconsinMiamiOklahoma StateWashingtonVirginia TechAuburnIowa StateMississippiSouthern CaliforniaCentral FloridaLSUNorth Carolina StateStanfordArizonaMemphisMichigan StateWashington State
FACED WITH RECENT setbacks in Iraq and Syria, al Qaeda is slowly but firmly gaining influence in Lebanon, helped by the country’s increasing sectarian violence and the turmoil caused by Syria’s civil war, sources close to the group say.Lebanon, a small Mediterranean state with a fragile sectarian power sharing system, has seen the worst of the Syria’s war spillover with car bombs in Beirut and Tripoli, gunfights in city streets and rocket fire in the Bekaa Valley.The violence is exacerbated by Lebanon’s own sectarian divisions and entrenching them. Shi’ite Hezbollah supports President Bashar Assad while his rebel opponents are backed by Sunni Muslims, including Islamists and al Qaeda fighters. In Syria, the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds territory in the north and east but has been on the defensive in recent weeks after coming under attack from rival rebel groups that resent its harsh rule.The sources say it is now seeking to expand in Lebanon, particularly the northern city of Tripoli, plagued by violence and lawlessness since the start of Syria’s uprising nearly three years ago.The accounts from the sources, including fighters who support and oppose al Qaeda in Syria, appeared to be supported at the weekend when a statement in the name of Abu Sayyaf al-Ansary – described as al Qaeda’s commander in Lebanon – said the group had put down roots in Lebanon.In an audio statement, Ansary declared allegiance to the head of ISIL. Speaking from Tripoli, he announced Lebanon would be a gateway for al Qaeda to strike at Israel.Several Syrian rebel sources said the group was in the final stages of establishing itself in Lebanon’s north – a region seen as fertile ground for the group where many people have adopted a stricter interpretation of Sunni Islam in the past few years.Dozens of people have been killed in Tripoli in the past year in violence between Alawites – the offshoot of Shi’ite Islam to which Assad and his family belong – and Sunnis.The #notamartyr campaign was started after a teenager died in a car bomb in Beirut. Roots of ConflictThe hatred goes back to the 1980s when Syrian troops, sent by Bashar’s father Hafez Assad, with the help of local Alawites in Tripoli, crushed Sunnis who were seen close to the Palestinian groups fighting in Lebanon.After Lebanon’s 15-year civil war ended in 1990, consecutive governments concentrated rebuilding and investment in the capital Beirut, leaving other cities struggling with relative poverty, unemployment and an alienated underclass.As well as the deprived cities, the mainly Sunni Muslim Palestinian refugee camps – home to most of the 440,000 Palestinians living in Lebanon – are also a potential breeding ground for jihadis. So far they have produced small groups who have gone to fight in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflicts abroad rather than building up forces in Lebanon itself.Against that backdrop, a local commander in Syria who is close to al Qaeda commanders there said Ansary had been given the conditional blessing of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to announce al Qaeda’s presence in Lebanon.There will be statement in the next few days and the world will know then what will happen in Lebanon, and with God’s will it will warm the heart of the faithful,” he said.While the group is expected to focus on Tripoli as a base, local commanders may be present in the northern province of Akkar, in the Bekaa Valley and the southern city of Sidon, where supporters of Sunni Islamist Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir clashed with the army last year.Calling the ShotsWith a new label – the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – the global terror network al-Qaida is positioning itself as a vanguard defending a persecuted Sunni community against Shiite-dominated governments across Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. (Uncredited/AP/Press Association Images)Residents say al Qaeda is already calling the shots in some Tripoli neighbourhoods and areas of the northern province of Akkar and the Bekaa Valley. Black and white flags associated with its uncompromising Islamist agenda openly fly from the streets and balconies of some Tripoli districts.Baghdadi, an Iraqi who leads thousands of fighters from across the world but mainly from Iraq, Egyptand Libya, initially sent his men to fight alongside Syrian rebels, most of them Islamists.But many Syrian fighters grew to resent his dominance, especially after his fighters killed and tortured hundreds of Syrians including other Islamist fighters.“His dream is to create a state, he cannot see anything else but that and will crush anybody who stands in his way,” said a Syrian commander who fights against al Qaeda.He even spilt our blood because we refused to consider him our Emir (leader). So for him we are infidels now standing in the way of the state just like the Shi’ites, Jews and others.Baghdadi even challenged the overall al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri a few months ago when Zawahri called on him to leave the Syrian battlefield to another al Qaeda affiliate, the Nusra Front. The two groups have clashed in recent weeks as Islamist fighters launched coordinated attacks on ISIL this month.Looking for a new homeIn this 5 January 2014 file picture, a gunman holds a rocket-propelled grenade during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, Iraq. (Image: STR/AP/Press Association Images)After that setback in Syria – and an army offensive against its stronghold in western Iraq – Lebanon could offer both a new recruiting ground and a base for attacks.“They are looking to fulfil their dream. They are ‘Iraq and the Levant’, which means Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. They will not stop now,” said a commander whose men detained fighters from ISIL during battles in northern Syria.The sources were divided over how powerful the group is at this stage in Lebanon. Some said it had already established its base and would launch more organised attacks in the country, while others said it was still in final preparatory stages.“Our understanding is that they are around 80 per cent established but not fully established. They are still not well organised or the cells connected to each other,” said another Syrian commander via Skype. “They are in the process of re-grouping, that is what we know.”Sources in Tripoli said that a debate took place for weeks among the jihadis on whether to go public. They were told by higher command to wait for approval from Baghdadi.Saturday’s audio statement, posted on YouTube in Abu Sayyaf al-Ansary’s name, suggests that approval has been granted.Ansary said Sunnis in Lebanon were mistreated by the powerful Shi’ite Hezbollah. He called on Sunnis to unite and saluted recent bombings in Shi’ite areas claimed by al Qaeda-linked Abdallah Azzam Brigades but said they were not enough.“After the flag of Islam was raised from Iraq to the Levant … we have decided to announce our allegiance to them,” he said. “We swear allegiance to Emir Abu Bakr al-Husseini al-Baghdadi, from Tripoli, so that we will be a door for him, God willing, from Lebanon to the holy site (Jerusalem).”“So we offered the idea of regenerating their cells in Lebanon so that we continue the path of jihad which has scared America in its den.”A spokesman named Abu Omar would issue a statement with more details soon, he said.Lebanon arrested a leader of the al Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam brigades this month, who died in custody days later.“The north (of Lebanon) is a fertile ground for this for many reasons. People are extremists – but because of ignorance,” said a third Syrian commander who lives in Turkey. He predicted an escalation in violence in Lebanon but said all-out conflict remained unlikely for now.“More car bombs and explosions will happen here and there. As for an all out war in Lebanon, I think it’s not possible in the near term,” he said.Copyright 2014 Thomson Reuters/ Click for Restrictions.Peace Protest: Have you heard about the ‘Not a Martyr’ campaign?Read: Meet the woman who wasn’t celebrating on her 100th birthday Read: Have you heard about the ‘Not a Martyr’ campaign?
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Ioana Davies (Drutu) 5,491 Views EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #ANA KRIEGEL: A jury has been sworn in at the Courts of Criminal Justice as two 14-year-old boys go on trial for the murder of Ana Kriegel, who was killed in May last year.2. #IRA: The victim of an alleged IRA member who raped two teenage boys at a “republican safe house” two decades ago said his dream life was in “tatters” from the moment the man entered his house.3. #NAGP: The president and the national council of the National Association of General Practitioners have announced their resignations, citing “grave concerns with regards to the governance of the organisation”.4. #TRIAL: The jury in the trial of Patrick Quirke (50), who is charged with murdering his alleged love rival Bobby Ryan and hiding his body in an underground tank, has resumed its deliberations.5. #ELECTION: The Irish Freedom Party has breached election laws by accepting donations for political purposes despite not being correctly registered to do so.Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings in one or more of the above cases. Image: Shutterstock/Ioana Davies (Drutu) Share Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4611063 No Comments Short URL Monday 29 Apr 2019, 4:48 PM By Órla Ryan Apr 29th 2019, 4:48 PM The 5 at 5: Monday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…
AuchanBox : le très haut débit défiant toute concurrenceFrance – A partir de mi-février, la AuchanBox sera disponible. Elle fournira l’Internet à très haut débit basé sur le réseau fibre optique de Numericable-Completel.Présent depuis 2006 sur le réseau SFR, le géant de la distribution se distingue au sein du marché des MVNO (opérateurs de réseau mobile virtuel) en sortant la AuchanBox.Dans deux semaines, soixante-douze hypermarchés Auchan mettront à disposition l’offre triple play incluant jusqu’à 100 Méga, la téléphonie fixe, ainsi que la TVHD (télévision haute définition).Le nouveau fournisseur d’accès à Internet se veut compétitif, car Auchan Telecom propose cette formule pour la somme de 27,99 euros. De cette manière, Fabien Dhellemmes, directeur général d’Auchan Télécom “espère capter 10% du marché de la fibre en France.”Le 3 février 2010 à 17:35 • Emmanuel Perrin
Mediator : Servier harcèlerait au téléphone des patients ayant déposé plainteSelon un témoignage recueilli par RMC ce matin, le laboratoire Servier contacterait des patients qui ont déposé plainte pour leur proposer de grosses sommes d’argent. Marie, personne âgée ayant pris pendant longtemps du Mediator, dit avoir été appelée 17 fois. C’est une interview poignante qui a été réalisée par Jean-Jacques Bourdin ce matin. Le présentateur de la matinale de RMC a passé plusieurs minutes au téléphone avec Marie, une patiente qui pendant longtemps a pris le médicament Mediator. Aujourd’hui très malade, elle a porté plainte contre le laboratoire Servier. Tous les cinq jours, Marie dit recevoir un coup de téléphone. Une personne qui appelle en numéro masqué lui propose une grosse somme d’argent en échange du retrait de sa plainte. Sur RMC, elle explique avoir été contactée à 17 reprises. Et à chaque fois, comme des enchères, la personne au bout du fil lui propose encore plus d’argent. Aujourd’hui, Servier lui proposerait donc 140.000 euros en échange du retrait de sa plainte. Marie dit ne pas vouloir céder à l’argent, d’autant plus après avoir lu les révélations du journal Le Monde. Dans son édition daté d’aujourd’hui, le journal explique que le laboratoire Servier savait que le médiator était dangereux depuis au moins 1995. Le 13 mai 2011 à 09:44 • Emmanuel Perrin
Volunteers on bicycles maneuvered tree-laden trailers down neighborhood streets as part of a tree-planting event Saturday in west Vancouver.“It seemed like a more worthwhile way to spend a Saturday than anything I would do at home,” said volunteer Vicki Nier. “It’s a good way to get out and be part of the community, and it allows me to be on a bike.”The volunteers, some pedaling bicycles, others driving trucks, added about 150 trees Saturday to Vancouver’s tree canopy.Portland-based nonprofit Friends of Trees organized Saturday’s tree-planting expedition as part of an ongoing effort to help the city accomplish its goal of 28 percent tree canopy in the city by 2030, said Ian Bonham, a Friends of Trees volunteer outreach coordinator.The city currently has about 18 percent tree canopy, compared with about 30 percent in Portland, according to a city-commissioned study in 2011.“The planting today is a step toward reaching that goal,” Bonham said Saturday.The event happens in Vancouver about four times per year during planting season, which is October to March, and results in 300 to 400 trees being planted each year in the city, said Jessica Antoine, outreach coordinator for Vancouver’s Urban Forestry Program.About 115 volunteers turned out for Saturday’s event, which began with frost and sunshine. Volunteers gathered and staged the tree-planting operation at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., in Vancouver’s Shumway neighborhood.Neighborhood volunteers served coffee donated by downtown’s Torque Coffee and food donated by Sunrise Bagels before the volunteers, divided into 16 teams, branched out into the neighborhoods of Lincoln, Carter Park, Hough, Fruit Valley, Arnada, Shumway, Rose Village and Hudson’s Bay.
NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – One person has been transported to the hospital after an oven exploded inside a Northeast Miami-Dade cafeteria.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene near Northeast 189th Street and Fifth Avenue at approximately 10 a.m., Tuesday.7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where several firefighters could be seen walking in and out of the warehouse.One victim had to be transported to the hospital as a trauma alert.Officials said the original call came in about something burning inside of the building.Investigators do not believe it was gas related.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
In a tweet, officials said they expect traffic in the area to be affected “for a considerable amount of time.” The intersection was reopened to traffic just after 6:30 p.m.Police have not provided further details about the victim or the other vehicle involved in the crash, as they continue to investigate.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. COCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – A motorcyclist was killed after they collided with another vehicle at a busy intersection in Coconut Creek, police said.Coconut Creek and Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash at the corner of Lyons Road and Sawgrass Boulevard, Monday afternoon.Investigators said the vehicles collided just before 4:15 p.m. The motorcycle ended up on top of the other vehicle as a result of the impact.7Skyforce hovered above the scene as the damaged motorcycle lay in the middle of the cleared intersection.The driver of the other vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with police. All southbound lanes on Lyons Road at the intersection of Sawgrass Boulevard have reopened but remain congested due to the traffic fatality from earlier this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/rGUyVNLRKx— Coconut Creek Police Department (@CoconutCreekPD) July 29, 2019
Workers inspect fish unloaded at Unalaska’s UniSea processing plant. (Sarah Hansen, KUCB – Unalaska)On dinner tables across the country, Americans are eating more fish. The United States is responsible for more fish consumption than all other countries, except for China.Listen Now An annual National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report shows Americans added almost one pound of fish to their diets in 2015.For the 19th consecutive year, the port of Dutch Harbor is America’s largest fishing port, hauling in 787 million pounds of seafood, worth $218 million. That’s the most seafood ever brought into one port — and more than 250 million pounds above the next port, Kodiak.(Courtesy NOAA Fisheries) The Dutch Harbor haul is mostly thanks to the large volume of pollock from the Bering Sea, as well as crab and other ground fish.Frank Kelty was the fisheries analyst for the City of Unalaska, and he said fishing is the community’s main economic engine.“We have no other main industry,” Kelty said. “Everything feeds off how the fisheries do, and it works its way down through all sectors of the community.”Although it’s more money than last year, Dutch Harbor’s haul is still behind the nation’s most profitable port, New Bedford, Massachusetts, which took in an estimated $322 million.As a state, Alaska led the country in total volume and value of fish landings — bringing in three times the money and more than five times the amount of seafood as the next largest state’s catch.
Vijayawada: Handloom and Handicraft Fun Fair exhibition was inaugurated at Swarajya Maidanam here on Tuesday. Exhibition organiser M Rajasekhar Reddy told the media that the 60 days exhibition has many special attractions like latest amusement rides (Scream Tower, Tsunami Rides), giant wheel, snow world and train. About 200 shops were setup which includes fabric and readymade garments, jewellery, footware, decorative items, food courts, shops from various parts of the country, handloom items, crockery and others shops are setup in the exhibition. The special attraction will by Burj Khalifa tower model displayed in the exhibition. The exhibition will begin from 4 pm to 10 pm on week days and from 3 pm to 10 pm on holidays and Sundays.
X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /14:36 Courtesy James RichardsAn artist’s rendering of A-Dome Park, an idea to turn the Astrodome into an open-air, urban park complete with green space and a walking/running/biking trail spiraling to the building’s top. Listen It seemed like plans were settled to re-purpose the Astrodome as an indoor parking and event space. But, as recently elected Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said on this program back in January, there’s not enough money for the building’s air conditioning.That has left some questions about the state of the project – enough to revive one architect’s dream for a different course for the dome.We’ve talked with James Richards before about his concept, called A-Dome Park, which you can see a visualization of in this Arts InSight segment from 2016.But, in the audio above, he tells Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty why he has new hope – and refreshes our memories on the idea to transform the dome into an active, open-air urban park with a walking/running trail spiraling its way to the top of the historic structure.– / 4 Share