Highlights of Rona Ambroses political career

first_imgOTTAWA – As Rona Ambrose prepares to step down as interim Opposition leader and Conservative MP, here’s a brief look at some of the highlights of her political career:2004: Elected as the member of Parliament for the riding of Edmonton-Spruce Grove with 60 per cent of the vote.2006:— Appointed environment minister in Stephen Harper’s minority Conservative government, youngest women ever named to cabinet.— Announces Canada can’t meet emissions reductions targets set in Kyoto Protocol.— NDP and Bloc Quebecois try to force her resignation, but the move is blocked by Liberals after Conservatives try to make it a confidence motion.2007:— Shuffled out of Environment to take over Intergovernmental Affairs, Western Economic Diversification and president of Queen’s Privy Council.2008-2009— Appointed labour minister.— Works on strikes by Ottawa bus drivers, VIA Rail engineers and CN rail employees.2010-2013— Appointed minister of public works and government services, as well as minister of state for status of women.— Sponsors a successful resolution before the United Nations calling for the International Day of the Girl Child.— Announces National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.2013-2014— Appointed minister of health.— Sponsors a law requiring community consultations before any new safe injection sites are approved, following a 2011 Supreme Court decision that stopped the Harper Conservatives from closing the safe injection site in Vancouver.— Quarterbacks government’s efforts to prepare Canada for possible cases of ebola fever after global outbreak.— Arranges for Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai to visit Canada, an event that has to be cancelled when a gunman storms Parliament Hill.2015— Re-elected as an MP in the new riding of Sturgeon River—Parkland with 70 per cent of the vote, despite Conservative loss of government.— Elected by caucus vote to be interim leader.— Says Conservatives will support inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, which they opposed when in government.2016— Introduces motions in House of Commons calling on MPs to condemn actions by Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria as genocide, but Liberals don’t allow it to pass.— Some Conservatives try to get party’s constitution changed so Ambrose can run for leadership, but they lose.2017— Opposition leads charge following media reports about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s vacation in Bahamas with Aga Khan; a short time later it is revealed Ambrose was on a businessman’s yacht in the Caribbean at the time.— Introduces a private member’s bill to require would-be judges to get training on sex assault laws; government promises to support it.— Announces she will resign as MP in the summer, after working on the new party leader’s transition.last_img read more

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2019-10-17

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One day one song at a time with dark memories

first_imgAPTN National NewsCanada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission was in Yellowknife Thursday.This is the commission’s first leg of their tour across the Northwest Territories.It is a chance for former students there to share their experiences and begin healing journeys.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has this story.last_img

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2019-10-14

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Algerian PM Asks Wives to Beat their Husbands if They Refuse

Casablanca – Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, has created another controversy after calling on women to beat their husbands with sticks if they refuse to vote in Thursday’s legislative elections.Sellal’s statement came during a women’s gathering last Saturday in the city of Setif, in the east of Algeria. The Algerian official told the women “In fact I came here to see your faces and hear your cries[…] Why is your role so important? Because behind every man is a woman…”Sellal added that “the men of Setif are men, and their women are also men.” This sparked laughter within the room. Later, Sellal urged the women to vote in Thursday’s legislative elections.“I urge you to be strong on the day of the elections. It is necessary that you participate and call on your husbands to do so and wake them up in the early morning. Don’t bring them coffee, just send them off to vote,” said Sellal before adding “whoever does not vote, beat him with a stick.”Algerian social media users have shared the statement on Facebook, many dismissing it as pre-election fever, especially in light of a strong anti-voting campaign that has swept through social media. Others mocked the Algerian Prime Minister who is known for his highly controversial declarations. read more

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2019-10-12

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Airbus Bombardier CSeries deal to close on July 1

MONTREAL — Bombardier and Airbus have finalized a partnership agreement that will see the European aircraft manufacturer acquire a majority 50.01 per cent stake in the CSeries commercial jet program effective July 1, the companies announced Friday.Bombardier Inc. will work with Airbus to ramp up production on the CSeries passenger jets, which were designed with improved fuel efficiency and less seating capacity than most passenger jets offered by Airbus or its rival Boeing.The CSeries partnership’s head office and main assembly line will be located in Mirabel, Que., and a second line — yet to be built — will be based in Mobile, Alabama, to service the U.S. market.Bombardier said that, as of July 1 when its second quarter begins, the CSeries will not be included in its consolidated results — meaning, among other things, that revenue from the plane’s sales won’t be included in financial statements.However, Bombardier and the Quebec government will remain minority shareholders in the CSeries program under previous agreements between the province and the company.Under the final agreement with Airbus, Bombardier has also committed to fund cash short-falls for the CSeries, to agreed maximums, in the second half of 2018, and following years as the partners ramp up production and sales of the C Series.Bombardier expects to double its CSeries deliveries this year from the 17 aircraft in 2017 and is positioned to capture a large chunk of the estimated 6,000 aircraft needed in this market segment over the next 20 years.“It is clear that in the early phase of the ramp up there is still lot of investment to do . .. . But looking forward, I am very confident that the CSeries is going to contribute positively to the cash generation of Airbus in the future,” Harald Wilhelm, Airbus chief financial officer, said in a media conference call Friday.“We will give further financial information later this year.”Bombardier issued revised financial estimates for 2018 to reflect the finalized Airbus agreement, which was achieved several weeks earlier than anticipated after the companies received all necessary approvals.Under terms of the deal with Airbus, Bombardier will fund any cash shortfalls during the second half of 2018 to a maximum of US$225 million, then up to a maximum of US$350 million in 2019 and to a maximum of US$350 million over the following two years.Any excess shortfall during these periods will be borne by the partnership’s class A shareholders. The companies said further financial information on the transaction will be provided later this year.Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains issued a statement Friday morning calling the Bombardier-Airbus announcement “a good day for Canada’s aerospace sector.”Investment Canada reviewed the deal and Bains said he is satisfied it will “benefit Canadians by growing our aerospace sector and creating good jobs.Bains also called the decision to maintain Mirabel as the primary site for the CSeries program is “fantastic news for the talented women and men working in that important aerospace hub.” read more

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2019-10-07

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Annan calls for global effort to translate World Summit pledges into reality

In an address to the 60th General Assembly, meeting for the General Debate at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Annan said he would start immediately on the process of making the UN Secretariat “more efficient, more effective, and more accountable.”The UN’s ongoing mandates from its first 55 years will be reviewed, its budgetary and human resources rules re-assessed and reformed, and an independent oversight audit committee set up after a full review of UN oversight and management is completed, he told the Assembly. The details of the previously announced independent ethics office, designed to protect any whistleblowers and to encourage greater financial disclosure, will also be unveiled soon.Mr. Annan said there will be a one-time buyout of staff so that “we have the personnel best suited to carry out the priorities you have set” and he will devise proposals so that the Secretary-General in future is “fully equipped” to act as chief administrative officer and can be held accountable by Member States.“This is the way to restore the confidence of people everywhere in the Organization’s integrity and ability to deliver,” he said.The Secretary-General urged Member States to play their part as well to implement the commitments made at the Summit, which he hailed for making progress “across a broader front than on any other single occasion in the 60-year history of the Organization.”While “we did not achieve everything,” Mr. Annan said there were real breakthroughs in promises to fight poverty and disease, establish lasting peace in war-torn countries and preventing genocide, as well as advances in combating terrorism, promoting democracy, upholding human rights and strengthening the humanitarian response to crises.But he added that agreement is still needed on several fronts, including Security Council reform, turning “an unequivocal condemnation” of terrorism into a comprehensive global treaty, and fixing “our distressing failures on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.”“The consensus underlying the Non-Proliferation Treaty is badly frayed,” Mr. Annan said, noting that two attempts this year by Member States to tackle “this existential threat” have ended in stalled negotiations. He criticized some States for being “content to point fingers at each other, rather than work for solutions… We face growing risks of proliferation and catastrophic terrorism, and the stakes are too high to continue to down a dangerous path of diplomatic brinkmanship.”But Mr. Annan cited this week’s agreement to take collective action to protect civilians threatened by genocide and other crimes and humanity as both “a hard-won revolution in international affairs” and a sign that “we can find collective answers to common problems.” read more

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2019-10-06

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Guterres hails historic Convention banning violence and harassment at work

In his speech to delegates in the Swiss city, Mr. Guterres congratulated Member States for “building upon a legacy of achievement, guided by that age-old vision of social justice through social dialogue and international cooperation”.The Convention passed with 439 votes in favour, with seven against and 30 abstentions, after a ballot involving representatives of governments, employers and workers, in line with ILO’s tripartite structure.History is made! The @ILO has just adopted a new Convention on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. Here’s what you need to know. #ilo100 pic.twitter.com/ekPD8Nhben— ILO (@ilo) June 21, 2019 It is the first new Convention – a legally binding international instrument – agreed by the International Labour Conference since 2011, when the Domestic Workers Convention, was adopted.According to the new labour standard, violence and harassment at work “constitute a human rights violation or abuse”.Defined as behaviour that is likely to lead to “physical, psychological, sexual or economic harm”, violence and harassment are also regarded as “a threat to equal opportunities” which are “unacceptable and incompatible with decent work”.In signing the Convention, Member States have a responsibility to promote a “general environment of zero tolerance”, while also protecting trainees, interns, volunteers, jobseekers and employees “irrespective of their contractual status”.This includes some 2.5 billion people in the informal work sector, whose collective bargaining power should be utilized to promote workers’ rights, ILO said this week.For ILO, the Convention reflects the organization’s belief that labour is not a commodity and that people’s wellbeing – and peace – depends on respect.“Without respect, there is no dignity at work, and, without dignity, there is no social justice,” said Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO’s Workquality Department. “We now have an agreed definition of violence and harassment; we know what needs to be done to prevent and address it, and by whom. We hope these new standards will lead us into the future of work we want to see.”Protections must become a reality: RyderILO Director-General Guy Ryder, meanwhile, highlighted that the “next step is to put these protections into practice, so that we create a better, safer, decent, working environment for women and men”.In his speech at the ILO Conference, Mr. Guterres also welcomed its Centenary Declaration, which he said marked “an historic opportunity to open a door to a brighter future” for people around the world.“The Centenary Declaration is much more than a statement of wishes or intent,” he added. “It proposes a shift in the paradigm of how we look at development. The wellbeing of people must be at the centre of economic and social policies”.Mission statements like these were crucial, the UN chief insisted, warning that globalization and climate change had left those on the margins of society “paying the highest price”.He added: “More than ever, multilateralism is under fire… And everywhere, we see deficits of trust and a surplus of fear-mongering. You could call it an age of disillusion. The most effective way to rebuild trust is by listening and by delivering. The International Labour Organisation plays a central role for a simple reason: Your agenda is at the centre of people’s concerns.”Describing the ILO as being “ahead of its time” for its tripartite governing structure, Mr. Guterres insisted that new mechanisms for cooperation and governance had to be reimagined in future, to cope with current challenges.Amid unprecedented change encompassing climate shocks, demographic, technological and societal transformation, the UN Secretary-General insisted that all of these things “profoundly affected” workers everywhere.And while these changes offered opportunities, they could also generate “fear and anxiety”, he warned.“As we look ahead, we know new technologies – especially artificial intelligence – will inevitably lead to massive destruction of jobs and a massive creation of new jobs,” he said, calling for a “massive” investment in education to ensure lifelong learning in a world where the concept of “work” itself is evolving.Listen to an interview with Professor Catharine MacKinnon, who established the legal grounds for defining sexual harassment as sex discrimination. read more

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2019-10-02

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Council scheme to collect bins only once a month forcing people to

At least one council in Scotland – Falkirk – already makes four-weekly collections.Under European Union targets the UK must recycle at least half of all household waste by 2020, with the figure currently at around 43 per cent.Conwy council said the move could save £390,000 a year. It said: “We currently recycle 64 per cent of our waste, which is really good, but we need to recycle 70 per cent by 2024/25 to meet the Welsh Government’s targets. If these targets are not achieved the council may be fined.”It said the trial of four-weekly collections led to a 14 percent increase in recycling and a 31 percent decrease in the amount of rubbish discarded in wheelie bins.The council put extra measures in place to help residents recycle, including free collection of large items, free nappy bins for grandparents who look after children and bespoke collections for those who miss bin collections if they are on holiday.Three and four-weekly bin collections were non-existent until 2014/15, when two councils adopted the system, data from waste charity Wrap has shown. In 2009/10, some 245 councils organised weekly bin collections, a figure which has fallen by 34 per cent to 160. This is despite vigorous campaigning by waste activists and this newspaper to preserve a weekly service.Over the same period the number of fortnightly collections has risen by 38 per cent from 219 to 303 councils.  Meanwhile, it emerged last week that cling film, plant pots and takeaway trays are being recycled by less than 10 per cent of councils. Monthly bin collections have been introduced for the first time in England and Wales, causing fury amongst residents who say they are having to burn their rubbish.The controversial scheme was launched in the county of Conwy, North Wales, following a year-long trial for its 11,000 households.But it was met with anger from locals who said the trial had attracted more rats, seagulls and flies as the rotting piles of rubbish created hideous smells.Several said they had been forced to buy incinerators to burn the bulging piles of waste.Others have claimed the policy has led to an increase in fly-tipping and warned that there was a public health risk when the weather was warm.At least 18 councils across England and Wales have moved to three-weekly rubbish collections, with a handful trialling four-weekly collections as they come under increasing pressure to reduce waste and increase recycling rates. 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. Data from Wrap showed that local authorities have drastically different recycling regimes, under which some households are able to recycle different items to others.It means some households may be wasting their time trying to recycle some items marked as “recyclable” because they are unaware their council cannot recycle it.Three councils – Rotherham, the Isles of Scilly, and Tonbridge and Malling – do not recycle plastic at all.The Government is consulting on an overhaul of the recycling regime in the hope of improving recycling rates. read more

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2019-09-25

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2000 clergy sign letter saying new Church of England service for trans

Despite the huge outburst of opposition to the changes, many in the C of E want the church’s hierarchy to move faster and further in affirming LGBT people.The Revd Tina Beardsley, a transgender priest who helped draw up the new service, said opponents of the reforms were burying their heads in the sands by trying to delay churches holding services for their trans parishioners.“It does seem a little strange to be saying ‘I’m sorry but you’ve got to wait another two years and possible longer beyond that before we can actually pray with you’. That doesn’t feel right to me.”Another trans priest involved in the process, Canon Rachel Mann, said she could not understand how anyone could object to the House of Bishops’ guidance.“This is a classic example of Anglican thoughtfulness. This is a set of guidance that addresses the deep human desire that we all have, whether trans or non-trans, to reaffirm our baptismal commitment to Jesus Christ,” she said. 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. A new Church of England service for transgender people could “harm” children, an open letter signed by more than 2,000 clergy has claimed. Some 2,155 bishops, priests and lay members of the church have added their names to the letter which condemns new guidance released last month on gender transition.In December, the church announced vicars would now be able to hold a special service so transgender people could celebrate their new identities.But there has been a steadily growing backlash to the proposals, culminating in the open letter which attacks them as “deeply concerning” and “lacking in serious theological analysis”.The signatories caution rapidly-developing theories about gender could cause “more harm than good” to children experiencing gender dysphoria and call on the Church of England’s House of Bishops, which approved the reforms last year, to “revise, postpone or withdraw” them until concerns have been addressed.The letter states that while gender dysphoria was an “emotionally painful experience that requires understanding, support and compassion”, the House of Bishops appears to have ignored the potential for damage caused by “novel and largely untested theories about sex and gender”.It also argues the guidance implicitly undermines the church’s understanding of marriage by endorsing the idea there is no difference between male and female. Among the other groups to have criticised the new liturgy is the Church of England Evangelical Council, which said in a statement the guidance was “highly divisive and theologically and pastorally questionable”.Even the Bishop of Blackburn, a leading evangelical who had piloted the process of drawing up the gender transition service, has now disavowed his own reforms and said he regretted his involvement in the process. Other evangelical leaders have castigated the service as a “false gospel” which “denies the teachings of Jesus Christ”.But a spokesperson for the Church of England insisted the guidance had not changed the church’s doctrine on sexuality or gender. “The guidance is not a restatement or a new statement on matters relating to gender, nor does it change the Church of England’s teaching.”“The bishops will give the letter their serious consideration, especially in the context of the preparation of a major new set of teaching and learning resources on identity, relationships, marriage and sexuality which will be published next year.” Among the senior Anglicans who have added their names to the letter are two archdeacons, two former bishops, and a member of the Archbishops’ Council, one of the C of E’s central governing bodies. read more

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2019-09-25

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Bethesda asks Microsoft to drop Xbox Live Gold requirement for The Elder

first_imgMicrosoft already has a policy of requiring an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online multiplayer games on the Xbox 360. That policy is set to continue with the Xbox One, but Bethesda isn’t happy about it and is asking Microsoft to make an exception in their case.The reason for the request is the launch of The Elder Scrolls Online MMO early next year. Bethesda has decided to charge a monthly subscription for the game, which will be available to play on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Bethesda doesn’t think it is fair to ask players to pay $15 a month to play, and then require an additional subscription charge for the game to function on the Xbox One.Microsoft is apparently not entertaining the idea of dropping the requirement just for The Elder Scrolls Online, but Bethesda has stated it will continue to talk with Microsoft in a bid to change their minds. In the case of the PS4, which will have a similar subscription requirement for online play, Bethesda may see more success.Free-to-play titles includes DC Universe Online and Planetside 2 won’t require PlayStation Plus to function. If Sony is willing to drop the requirement for those games, why not The Elder Scrolls Online? Sony also has an added incentive to work with Bethesda on this if it knows Microsoft refuses to drop the Xbox Live Gold requirement. By doing so, the game effectively becomes cheaper to play on the PS4 and could attract more players.Ultimately, if either Sony or Microsoft agrees to drop the subscription requirement the other may have to do the same for fear of losing gamers to their rival. However, that $15 monthly charge could seriously limit the player base anyway.last_img read more

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2019-09-21

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Amazonie des Indiens prennent les ouvriers dun barrage en otage

first_imgAmazonie : des Indiens prennent les ouvriers d’un barrage en otageBrésil – Dimanche 25 juillet, des Indiens du Brésil ont pris une centaine d’ouvriers en otage sur le chantier d’un barrage hydroélectrique du sud de l’Amazonie. Une action organisée pour protester contre ce chantier, situé selon eux sur un ancien site funéraire.Armés d’arcs et de flèches, 400 Indiens issus de différentes tribus ont occupé le chantier, prenant les ouvriers en otage pour faire entendre leurs revendications. Ils exigeaient la présence de représentants du ministère de l’Énergie, des autorités locales de l’environnement, de la Fondation nationale de l’Indien (Funai) et de l’Institut brésilien de l’environnement (Ibama) pour négocier avec l’entreprise une indemnisation des préjudices que leur cause depuis trois ans la construction de ce barrage. Ils réclameraient ainsi quelque 5,6 millions de dollars. À lire aussiUne zone de l’Amazonie qu’on pensait inhabitée aurait en réalité abrité plus d’un million d’habitantsLes dirigeants indiens assurent que le chantier a été érigé sur un ancien cimetière indigène. “L’entreprise a fait sauter à la dynamite une partie du site archéologique” a déclaré Carlos Ferreira de Aquino, responsable local de l’agence brésilienne des affaires indigènes. Les Indiens déplorent subir un préjudice social et culturel, mais aussi environnemental en raison de l’éloignement du gibier. “Nous voulons être indemnisés pour la construction de cette usine. Le chantier se trouve à 30 kilomètres de notre réserve et a causé d’importants dégâts culturels et sociaux à notre communauté, sans parler des dommages écologiques”, a déclaré au site G1.globo.com, Aldeci Arara, l’un des chefs de tribu. L’entreprise de construction assure de son côté qu’elle tente de définir avec les pouvoirs publics un programme de développement à destination des Indiens.Le barrage de Dardanelos, qui doit entrer en service en janvier 2011, est situé sur la rivière Aripuana, à 400 kilomètres au nord de Cuiaba, la capitale de l’État du Mato Grosso. Le 28 juillet 2010 à 13:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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2019-09-20

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Le Canada privé de hockey sur glace à cause du réchauffement climatique

first_imgLe Canada privé de hockey sur glace à cause du réchauffement climatique ?Alors que le hockey sur glace est le sport national du Canada, le réchauffement climatique pourrait priver le sud du pays de ses patinoires extérieures au cours des prochaines années. Certaines patinoires verraient déjà leur durée de vie diminuer, selon une récente étude.Les patinoires extérieures des grandes villes du Canada pourraient disparaître en raison du réchauffement climatique. Cette saison déjà, elles ont souffert de températures trop élevées. A Ottawa, la plus longue patinoire du monde qui s’étend sur 7,8 kilomètres sur le Canal Rideau, n’a été ouverte que pendant 28 jours.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Dans une étude publiée par la revue Environmental Research Letters, des chercheurs des Université montréalaises McGill et Concordia affirment que ce phénomène va empirer au cours des décennies à venir. En étudiant les données météorologiques recueillies entre 1951 et 2005 par 142 stations disséminées dans le pays divisé en six grandes régions climatiques, les chercheurs ont déterminé le début de la saison des patinoires extérieures. Pour évaluer la durée de cette saison, ils se sont basés sur une estimation de la température nécessaire à l’ajout de couches de glace, établie à -5 degrés Celsius, et ce pendant trois jours.Ces travaux ont alors montré que les patinoires extérieures du sud-ouest, des Prairies et du centre du Canada, voyaient leur durée de vie diminuer. “Le nombre de jours qui sont suffisamment froids pour maintenir et ré-arroser une patinoire extérieure a changé au fil du temps”, explique à l’AFP Damon Matthews, l’un des auteurs de cette étude. “Cette tendance sur 50 ans est probablement due au changement climatique”, estime-t-il. “Si on extrapole à partir de la tendance des 30 dernières années, on peut estimer qu’il n’y aura plus de patinoires extérieures naturelles(sans système spécial de réfrigération) à Calgary, Montréal et Toronto en 2050”, alerte le chercheur. “Il n’y aurait pas suffisamment de jours assez froids pour arroser les patinoires dans la majeure partie du sud du Canada”, affirme-t-il encore. Depuis 1950, la température aurait d’après certaines études augmenté de 2,5 degrés Celsius en hiver au Canada. La disparition des patinoires extérieures dans le sud du pays où le hockey sur glace est un sport national, serait réellement à craindre. Des organisations écologistes organisent ainsi chaque année depuis 2005 la journée “Sauvons le hockey, luttons contre les changements climatiques !”.Le 9 mars 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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2019-09-20

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SPOILERS 89 Mae Young Classic Tournament Second Round tapings from Full Sail

first_img WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television The following was taped on Thursday night at Full Sail University.Mae Young Classic Tournament Second Round Tapings:Second Round Matches:* Toni Storm def. Hiroyo Matsumoto.* Rhea Ripley def. Kacy Catanzaro.* Lacey Lane def. Taynara Conti.* Meiko Satomura def. Mercedes Martinez.* Io Shirai def. Zeuxis.* Deonna Purrazzo def. Xia Li.* Tegan Nox def. Nicole Matthews.* Mia Yim def. Kaitlyn.* Rachel Evers def. Karen Q in a non-tournament match.Quarterfinals:* Meiko Satomura def. Lacey Lane.* Io Shirai def. Deonna Purrazzo.* Toni Storm def. Mia Yim.* Rhea Ripley def. Tegan Nox.* Xia Brookside, MJ Jenkins and Jessie Elaban def. Allisyn Kay (Sienna), Vanessa Kraven and Reina Gonzalez.* Aerial Monroe and Candice LeRae def. Jinny and Killer Kelly.* Triple H walked out to talk with the audience. A loud “PLEASE SIGN MIA” chant started up and Triple H said “okay.” Triple H announced that Tegan Nox suffered a broken leg during her final match tonight and hyped up the semifinals.Semifinals:* Toni Storm def. Meiko Satomura. After the match, Kairi Sane (last year’s Mae Young Classic winner) brought out flowers for Storm.* Io Shirai def. Rhea Ripley. Sane also gave flowers to Shirai after the match.The finals will now feature Toni Storm vs. Io Shirai. Triple H took photos with both.Source: F4WOnline Google+ Pinterest Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Twitter First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weekslast_img read more

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2019-09-19

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MidColumbia spring chinook fishing to close

first_imgWashington and Oregon announced Tuesday they will not extend spring chinook salmon fishing in the Columbia River between Bonneville Dam and the state boundary line east of Umatilla, Ore.Friday is the final day of salmon angling in that stretch of the river, yet due to the slow movement of chinook up the Columbia catch has been minimal. A hearing to extend the season was anticipated.The Washington and Oregon departments of Fish and Wildlife released an announcement stating: “Although few fish have been caught in this area to date, passage of spring chinook at Bonneville Dam remains very low. The joint staff will be closely monitoring the status of the upriver spring chinook run and will recommend a hearing to consider the recreational spring chinook fishery upstream of Bonneville Dam as soon as possible.’’Through Monday, the count for the season at Bonneville Dam was 3,816 adult spring chinook. The 10-year average cumulative count through May 1 is 63,327.The upper Columbia-Snake spring chinook forecast is 160,400. Anglers in the lower Columbia caught 6,482 upper Columbia-Snake spring chinook in sport seasons that ended April 23.last_img read more

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2019-09-19

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Argentina national team snub should motivate Dybala – Allegri

first_imgJuventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri was chosen Seria A’s best coach for the 2016/17 season over Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini and Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri. He shared his gratitude towards his players and had some choice words on Paulo Dybala.The fact that he was not called upon for the next Argentina friendlies has been a huge upset for everybody in Juve and mostly for Dybala himself, as he has been in an extraordinary shape lately and there is no obvious reason for the national coach to snub him.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Not being called up by Argentina [for friendlies] should motivate him even more because he’s still got every opportunity of earning a place at the World Cup,” Allegri shared, according to ESPN.“He’s got to be focused on this end of the season and we have all got to be ambitious when we face the best, like Real, as we search for a seventh straight title, which would be an achievement that would be hard for any other club to match.”last_img read more

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2019-09-18

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BSE closes points 7116 down on Dec 10

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed points 71.16 down to stand at 21249.80. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 31.05 points down to stand at 6,322.85. Hindustan Zinc and Oberoi Realty were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.03% and 5.21% along with Indian Hotels Company Ltd. and MRF Ltd with an increase of 5.05% and 4.54% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include NTPC and Torrent Power Ltd. with a decrease of 11.26% and 4.83% along with Adani Power Ltd. and Jaypee Infratech Ltd. with a decrease of 4.43% and 4.40% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 11.03 points at 12,455.14, while the banking sector is down 244.17 points at 13,510.63 and the realty sector is down 20.76 points at 1,380.42. The Indian currency is down 0.04% at Rs 61.16 per dollar.last_img read more

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2019-09-05

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Holy Week offerings for those in need

first_imgRelated posts:Name that beach On the ice and Florida-bound Whatcha lookin’ at up there? Costa Rica’s Castillo Knights on the road People arrange agricultural products donated for people in need as part of a Holy Week event at San José’s Central Park on March 28, 2018.Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or any other image you care to share? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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2019-08-19

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Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong wins SKYTRAX Awards Worlds Best Airpor

first_imgMr. Edward Plaisted, Chairman of Skytrax; Mr. Jan Kirstein, General Manager of Regal Airport Hotel (from left to right) Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong, has edged out airport hotels around the world to be named World’s Best Airport Hotel and Best Airport Hotel Asia. The annual Skytrax awards, known across the globe as the Passengers Choice Awards, are among the most highly recognised in the industry, with the results based on 11.38 million survey questionnaires, with over 860,000 hotel guests participating.Alongside this, Hong Kong International Airport took the lead in winning three Awards amongst others, the ‘World’s Best Airport’ , ‘Best Airport Asia’  and the ‘Best Airport Dining’. Source = Regal Airport Hotellast_img read more

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2019-08-17

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Crooked CompassLisa PagottoSkal International Sydn

first_imgCrooked CompassLisa PagottoSkal International Sydney Travel trade can purchase tickets now for next week’s Skal International Sydney lunch, with guest speaker, Founder of Crooked Compass, Lisa Pagotto.A rising star in the industry – in 2017 she brought Crooked Compass to the scrutiny of some of Australia’s top business minds on Australia’s “Shark Tank” – Pagotto will share her knowledge on how to develop a strong niche brand.“I look forward to sharing my journey, from the struggle of being a lone ranger in a young business, through to the immense highs of seeing the idea boom. I hope my story can inspire others to back themselves and to focus on what they really want in their life and career.” Pagotto has lived and breathed the travel industry since 2003. Excelling in all facets from product development, price contracting and negotiations, to heading up sales, marketing and strategic teams across Asia Pacific. Adventure and experiential travel is close to Pagotto’s heart. She believes to truly experience a destination you must completely immerse yourself in it and live like the locals do. Crooked Compass is focused on the unique, remote, and lesser known or untouched destinations, as well as fresh ways to explore old haunts. The Skal International Sydney lunch is being held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 14 February at The Grace Hotel, 77 York St Sydney. last_img read more

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2019-08-12

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Arizona Cardinals Mike Iupati 76 gets ready to

first_imgArizona Cardinals’ Mike Iupati (76) gets ready to put a block on Josh Mauro, left, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It was 15 starts for Iupati in 2016, but he started only one game in 2017 before requiring surgery on his right elbow that ended his season.Related LinksSam Bradford must be a bridge to the Cardinals’ futureReport: Giants free agent OL Justin Pugh weighing Cardinals offerArizona Cardinals sign former Bengals OT Andre SmithIupati was the 17th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Idaho by the San Francisco 49ers. In San Francisco during his rookie year, he played under new Cardinals offensive line coach Ray Brown, then an assistant offensive line coach.Iupati played for five seasons in San Francisco, making three Pro Bowls and earning First Team All-Pro in 2012.Iupati’s contract restructuring follows the news of the Cardinals planning to sign quarterback Sam Bradford to a one-year, $20 million deal. That deal for Bradford has $15 million guaranteed and a team option for a second year at the same base salary, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Along the line, the Cardinals reportedly will sign former Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith. They also put former New York Giants lineman Justin Pugh through a physical on Wednesday that checked out, according to Jurecki.When healthy — Pugh ended 2017 with a back injury placing him on IR — the 27-year-old has been one of the better, most versatile linemen in the league. He played 128 snaps at left guard and 308 at right tackle last year. 18 Comments   Share   The Arizona Cardinals will retain a significant name on the offensive line, as guard Mike Iupati will return to the team despite its ongoing cost-cutting measures, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki reported Wednesday.Iupati agreed to take a pay cut, dropping his base salary from $7.75 to $5 million guaranteed. His contract is voidable next season, Jurecki confirmed.The 30-year-old Iupati signed a five-year, $40 million deal with the Cardinals in 2015. He started in 13 games for Arizona that season, making the Pro Bowl for the fourth time and being named a Second Team All-Pro. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Pugh would potentially slide in at right guard with Iupati returning and Smith and D.J. Humphries playing tackle.Meanwhile, it remains to be seen what will happen with Cardinals tackle Jared Veldheer, who remains under contract but could be the odd man out with the new additions. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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2019-08-11

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Providenciales Turks Caicos – Reported by Elite

first_imgProvidenciales, Turks & Caicos – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine.Want to enjoy the sun and get fit on your next luxury tropical vacation? The Gansevoort Turks & Caicos offers a new Get Fit package for guests, combining fitness and fun in the sun on a beautiful beachfront property.The Get Fit package includes one exhale core infusion class per-person per-stay in a beachfront open air yoga pavilion and the choice of either two 30-minute fusion massages or one 50-minute couples massage in tranquil treatment rooms. Signature “spa” drinks are available to guests after treatment, perfect for those newly-challenged muscles! Guests will also dine at a healthy breakfast buffet and are served grilled fresh fish daily at Stelle Restaurant.The Gansevoort Turks & Caicos, a Wymara Resort includes 91 spacious guest rooms with four stunning penthouse suites. Guests can also relax from their fitness fun at the 7,000 square foot infinity-edge ocean view swimming pool with lounging island surrounded a dining oasis and an expensive pool deck, Stelle Restaurant, and exhale spa. Short direct flights are available from many major cities, including NYC, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Miami. The package also includes private round trip VIP island airport transfers each way for two people.Rates for the Get Fit package starts at $500 a night based on double occupancy and a four night minimum stay. www.gansevoorttc.comlast_img read more

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2019-08-10

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