China attacks provision of new USMCA deal said to be aimed at

first_imgOTTAWA – China says it deplores a controversial new clause in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that calls on the countries to notify each other if they enter into trade talks with a “non-market” economy.In a scathing statement, the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa says section 32.10 of the new USMCA amounts to an act of political dominance by the U.S., which it blames for inserting the clause some argue gives the Americans a veto over Canada and Mexico pursuing free trade with China.The Trump administration is embroiled in a trade war with China and has slapped tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods, prompting retaliation from Beijing.Now, China says the White House is using the contentious clause in the new agreement with Canada and Mexico to prevent those countries from trading with it.While the clause does not mention China specifically, the provision is being widely seen as an attempt to single out Beijing.China has no doubt it is the target of the clause, which requires an USMCA member country to provide notice and information to the other two partners if it plans free trade talks with a “non-market” economy. It also gives the other partners a say in the text of such a deal.In a statement to The Canadian Press, Chinese Embassy spokesman Yang Yundong calls the move “dishonest behaviour” that blatantly interferes with the sovereignty of other countries.China disputes that it is a non-market economy, saying it is a member in good standing of the World Trade Organization.“China firmly supports the multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core and props up an open world economy,” said Yang.“We oppose to fabricating the concepts of ‘market country’ and ‘non-market country’ outside the framework of WTO, which in essence is the excuse made by some countries to shirk their obligations and refuse to meet their international commitments.”China will continue to pursue commerce with other countries in the face of “trade restrictions,” added Yang.“China will consistently pursue opening-up at its own pace and continuously carry out mutually beneficial and win-win economic and trade co-operation with countries worldwide treating it in an equal-footed and friendly way.”In an interview with Reuters published Friday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the USMCA pact’s “poison pill” provision to deter deals with China was a move to try to close loopholes in trade agreements that have served to legitimize China’s trade, intellectual property and industrial subsidy practices.Conservative MP Michael Chong accused the Liberals of giving up a significant degree of sovereignty in the USMCA deal.“We now have to ask for Washington’s permission to enter into trade negotiations with certain countries that the U.S will designate as non-market countries,” he said Friday.“It literally makes us a vassal state of the Americans.”A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland repeated the government’s view that nothing in the new trade agreement would prevent Canada from deepening its trade ties with other countries.Jim Carr, the international trade diversification minister, also played down concerns about China’s comments.Derek Burney, a veteran of Canada’s continental trade wars, blames Peter Navarro, one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s top trade advisers, for pushing China considerations into the text of the USMCA.“He is mercantilist, protectionist hawk in the administration with strong anti-China convictions,” said Burney, who was a key player in the Brian Mulroney government that negotiated the original Canada-U.S. free trade deal and the follow-up NAFTA that included Mexico.Burney said he’s not convinced the controversial clause has any teeth to prevent Canada from moving forward economically with China “as assertively” as possible.last_img read more

Concerned over potential violence in Burundi UN chief urges resumption of dialogue

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the United Nations chief urged the Burundian authorities “to abide by their international commitments with respect to human rights, including the right to peaceful assembly.” Burundi has been embroiled in a political crisis since mid-April when popular protests erupted after the country’s ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy – Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza as its presidential candidate for a third term.The situation escalated shortly thereafter, on 13 May, following an attempted coup d’état as President Nkurunziza left for the Summit of the East African Community, which was intended to try to resolve the crisis.In today’s statement, Mr. Ban called on the country’s authorities to ensure that security forces avoid the use of excessive force in handling demonstrations and stressed that those responsible for ordering or committing human rights violations would be held accountable. In addition, he noted that the Security Council intended to consider “the various tools at its disposal to safeguard peace in Burundi and ensure accountability.”Further, the Secretary-General encouraged Burundian stakeholders to “resume in earnest” the consultative political dialogue facilitated by his Special Envoy, Said Djinnit, and hoped that the parties to the dialogue will implement, without delay, the confidence-building measures already agreed.Mr. Ban also urged the swift implementation of measures “to help create the conditions for the holding of peaceful, inclusive and credible elections in Burundi,” such as the disarmament of all armed youth groups associated with political parties. The Security Council was briefed today in a closed-door session by Mr. Djinnit as well as the UN Special Advisor for the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, who visited the country on 30 and 31 May. In a statement released to the press, the 15-member body reiterated their concern with the violent acts perpetrated in Burundi and the impact of the crisis on the region. “They called on all Burundian stakeholders to demonstrate their sense of responsibility, to exercise restraint, not to resort to violence or retaliatory attacks, to settle disputes peacefully and to prioritize Burundi’s peace and stability above all else and in the best interests of the nation.”The Council also called on all Burundian parties to reach agreement on a new electoral calendar; reinstatement of private media; protection of civil and human rights; release of detainees; holding accountable those who have used violence; respect of the rule of law; and the urgent disarmament of all armed youth groups allied to political parties.In addition, it reiterated their intent “to respond to violent acts which threaten peace and security in Burundi.”The crisis in Burundi has not only led to growing tensions within the country but has also spawned a troubling humanitarian crisis across the region as thousands of Burundian refugees stream across the country’s borders and into neighbouring States such as Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since early April, nearly 100,000 Burundians have fled their country, according to UN estimates. read more

Fired coach Mike McCarthy returns to speak to Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Fired coach Mike McCarthy was welcomed back to bid farewell to the Packers players on Wednesday.“Mike came by the office, I think Tuesday we all saw him as a staff, which was great,” interim coach Joe Philbin said before Thursday’s practice.“Then we talked, and he wanted an opportunity to speak with the team. I was 100 per cent, fully supportive of that, and he did a fantastic job talking to the team. Not just about football and winning football games, but his passion.“His passion for the game, his love for the players was clearly evident. I’m sure it was emotional for him and everybody in the room. It was awesome. I thought he did a great job.”McCarthy, who was in his 13th season, was fired after Sunday’s home loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The team’s fifth loss in six weeks sent the Packers to 4-7-1 on the season.Philbin’s first game as interim coach will be at home against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.___More AP NFL: and Associated Press read more

Theresa you must be SO proud Sue Perkins bashes Prime Minister on

first_imgTheresa May’s speech impressed some, as she laid out her 12 point plan to leave the single market but stay in Europe and get the “best deal” for Britain.However, some were less than impressed, including beloved television presenter Sue Perkins.After seeing Nigel Farage praise Mrs May’s words, tweeting: “I can hardly believe that the PM is now using the phrases and words that I’ve been mocked for using for years. Real progress.”Ms Perkins sarcastically replied: “Oh Theresa, you must be SO proud…”. Oh Theresa, you must be SO proud….— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) January 17, 2017 Brexit means Clean Brexit, Deal means No Deal. No single market but best possible access to single market. #waffle— lily allen (@lilyallen) January 17, 2017 Brexit ?? Blah blah blah. Big L is not impressed #hotairvent— norman smith (@BBCNormanS) January 17, 2017 Lily Allen, however, dismissed it as “waffle”. The Prime Minister used a major speech to warn that the EU will be torn into “tiny pieces” if it does not give Britain the deal it wants, insisting that she will walk away from negotiations with Brussels if they attempt to give Britain a “bad deal”.She promised to give MPs and peers a final vote on the Brexit deal, and confirmed we will leave the single market.center_img And Larry the cat spent the majority of the speech lying on a hot air vent. Today, our Prime Minister @theresa_may found her voice. Strong, bold, courageous leadership. Bravo. 👏👏👏— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 17, 2017 She was also unimpressed by the Labour Party, accusing them of not being a real Opposition.The presenter wrote: “Democracy, of course, only really works when there’s an opposition…”Other celebrities and prominent figures expressed their views on the speech.Piers Morgan tweeted that Theresa May had “found her voice” and virtually applauded her. 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

Renatas journey started with Yo I write this thing yall want

By Lakhram BhagiratThere is something unexplainable about the way she speaks, the way she delivers, the way she shares her experiences. I question whether it is the power in her voice, or the ability of her words to soothe the searing pain of open wounds or the way the words just linger after speaking to our souls.For the past two years, her face has been gracing social media sites with her words spreading like wildfire. The name Renata Burnette is synonymous with modern-day Spoken Word Poetry in Guyana. The 22-year-old trailblazer is nothing short of inspiring as she speaks her truth which quite often is something a lot of people run from.Renata, a Communications major at the University of Guyana, never had in mind that her words would have made such an impact on society. Her journey has been, and continues to be, a learning experience for her as she aims for greater heights.After completing her secondary education at the Brickdam High School, Renata decided that she wanted to do CAPE Law and gained admission at the St Joseph High School. As usual, there were days when no teachers were available to teach and during that time students were urged to study or work on their own, but Renata and her classmates used that time for grounding sessions.They would trade advice and have heated discussions along with karaoke among other things. With the majority of students being female, it meant the discussions were almost always centred around relationships. It was during that time she experienced her first heartbreak and to add salt to the wounds the person she was dating almost instantaneously got into another serious relationship.“I felt as though I really couldn’t say how I felt and I started writing and then the words were coming consistently and then it started to make sense. It wasn’t necessarily a rhyme scheme, but it started to make sense because that was exactly how I felt. A day in class when we didn’t have any lessons or any teacher, I told my friends ‘yo I write this thing, Y’all want to listen to it and obviously why not’…they did.”“The first piece I wrote was called “Thank you for hurting me”, because it was like a healing process. It was like you hurt me, I was upset, I was angry, but now I see that you really weren’t meant for me, so thank you for showing me that, but you know, of course, in a way that caused me a lot of pain,” she explained.After hearing what she was capable of, Renata’s friends fell immediately in love with her talent and in an effort to encourage her, they told her to aim high. They encouraged her to shoot for the stars and said that they would be right there supporting her every step of the way. To date, whenever she performs or hosts an event, they are always there in her cheering section, pushing her to achieve every bit of success possible.Renata grew up in a family home at Better Hope on the East Coast of Demerara with her mother and sister. There were other relatives in the house as well. With her sister away at a school that required her to stay on campus and her mother a Sergeant in the Guyana Defence Force, Renata had a lot of free time since she was alone in the lower flat of their home most of the time.That alone time was spent with her numerous male cousins having a grand time. While growing up, despite being very good at Literature and English Language in school, Renata never felt an immediate connection to poetry. It may have been a work in progress, but she never connected the dots until she actually started to dip her feet in the poetry world.Back in high school, while attending mandatory Mathematics lessons, her friend Crystal would be constantly writing several long lines which were not mathematical formulas. Upon inspection of Crystal’s work, Renata thought it was “very sad and painful and deep, but that is how she felt and that was her comfort and I didn’t take heed to it until I started and it was very nice to know that somebody was interested in something I never heard about.”The Guyana Times in 2016 featured one of Renatta’s poems which went viral on social media.She also draws inspiration from several poets and artists whose work speak of their stories.Renata’s work is heavily influenced by her personal experiences since she does not write without feeling what she is writing.“I always describe myself as a self-sacrifice when it comes to my poetry. I could never write anything that I don’t feel or experience myself, hence I don’t recite other people’s pieces, you know. I have never recited anybody’s pieces. I have never really written anything that I have never experienced myself and to me, that’s how my poetry is because everything for me is personal because that is how I feel.”“Writing about the absence of my father, writing about how my mother saw men, writing about my family, writing about relationships, writing about societal issues and how they are affecting me and the people around me are all the things I felt personally. Things that made me angry, made me sad, made me feel scared and not in control and those were the easiest to write. Putting them down, it was hard because I hardly ever speak of these things because that’s where poetry works for me whereby that was my escape to let all of that out and then recite it in the hope of somebody would benefit from it,” she said.In Guyana, the common view is that a lot of emphasis is not being placed on the development of the creative sector. Renata shares this sentiment since she is of the view that we have failed to create a space where people can come and bask in their own art. She said that the Ministry of Social Cohesion should be placing more emphasis on the holistic development of the creative sector and not just when it sees an opportunity for benefit. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGirl, 5, makes US spelling bee historyMarch 8, 2017In “latest news”Vincentian woman set ablaze after refusing to have sexAugust 15, 2017In “Regional”Girl aged two can recite capital cities of 196 countries – in UNDER five minutesAugust 2, 2016In “World” read more

VIDEO Your weekend movies Bruce Willis kicks ass Paul Rudd shows his

first_imgRottenTomatoes critic rating: 51 per cent. Audience rating: 55 per centCatch up on all the recent Weekend Movies > RottenTomatoes critics rating: 46 per cent. Audience rating: 78 per cent RottenTomatoes critics rating: 11 per cent. Audience rating: 82 per cent This is 40(movieclipsTRAILERS/YouTube)I’m not sure if I can ever forgive Paul Rudd for this. But if you think you can, by all means go to This is 40 and then please report back in the comments section.Thanks.center_img WHICH NEW MOVIE release is worth the price of a cinema ticket this weekend?We’re here to help you decide just that, with these trailers.Beautiful Creatures(ENTV/YouTube)Shouldn’t this film be out in October? Because it looks, feels and smells like a Halloween movie, not really a ‘spring is in the air’ movie, you know?Lena (Alice Englert) is a ‘mysterious’ new arrival in town who is not very welcome at all due to her evil tendencies, while Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) looks to her to help him escape his life there. So far, so… run of the mill. But for those with a Twilight-shaped hole in their lives, maybe this will do in the meantime. A Good Day to Die Hard(CBMTrailers/YouTube)I have this theory that Bruce Willis takes these special anti-ageing capsules that only he knows about and that ensure he will always stay the same age forever and ever. And contained in those capsules is something that also makes him come out smelling like roses even when he does something stupid.By which I mean, this film looks like a load of malarkey, but most of us will watch it, enjoy it, and want to punch the air when John McClane does anything cool, because that’s the effect Willis has on us. And hey, I sort of love that. Yippee-ki-yay!last_img read more

They dont care about anyone but themselves – ExIreland international hits out

first_img‘They don’t care about anyone but themselves’ – Ex-Ireland international hits out at FAI Dave Langan has criticised the organisation and says Niall Quinn is the man to bring about change. Langan has backed Niall Quinn as the man to bring about change in the FAI. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOIn response to Langan’s criticisms in relation to the association, a spokesperson for the FAI said: “The FAI were more than happy to be involved with Dave’s dinner that night and continue to help many deserving causes.”Langan, meanwhile, reserves high praise for Quinn, who has been touted as a possible candidate to bring about change should he get the opportunity to work within the FAI.“He’d be perfect [given his experience as] chairman of Sunderland.He’s a very honest guy, a really down-to-earth fella, he’d be the top man with no problems whatsoever. He gets on with people, I think he’d be the top man for the job.”Langan adds that a lack of support to ex-players is not exclusively an Irish problem. He claims people within English football have been similarly unhelpful. And indeed, he is far from the only individual to have made this claim. There has been growing disillusionment across the water with those who run the Professional Footballers’ Association. The organisation’s chief executive Gordon Taylor is set to step down after 38 years in charge, with the £2.29 million salary he earns among the issues attracting controversy.Back in February, a report by David Conn in The Guardian noted in relation to the PFA: “Last year the total paid in benevolent grants to members and former members was £530,000, although £400,000 is also paid to the Sporting Chance Clinic, which helped 25 people with addictions to gambling, alcohol and substance misuse. Last year £230,273 was spent on a network of counsellors, who worked with 362 players, a need greatly increased because of the number of people coping with having been sexually abused as players, some of whom are giving traumatic evidence in court cases.“There are many people grateful for the help but many, too, who accuse the PFA of not providing the best possible assistance to enough people, including some families of well-known former players with dementia. The PFA says it tries to help everybody it knows of in need, but, given it is in effect soccer’s welfare organisation for former professionals, it is not helped by the benevolent grants’ last year amounting to less than a quarter of Taylor’s salary package.”And clearly, Langan, who won a League Cup with Oxford in 1986, is one of a number of individuals who feels hard done by, ever since the last appearance of his 12-year career in English football two decades ago at Peterborough United.“With the FA, you get a phone call, £1,500 to get on with your life and you’re just thrown to the wolves.“They just don’t care about ex-players. There’s uproar here about so many players from the ’70s and ’80s that have hit hard times because they didn’t earn much money. They’ve got millions and they won’t help the players.Gordon Taylor is on [big money]. It seems that the people with big money just don’t give a monkeys about the people that are struggling.“It’s shocking. I’m not the only one, a lot of ex-players are struggling. They’re not going to do anything unless there’s total change.“The public don’t know about it. Nobody brings up ex-players — it’s like you’re forgotten about. They’re looking after their number one and to hell with you.”Gavan Casey and Murray Kinsella are joined by Andy Dunne to preview the Champions Cup semi-finals and all the week’s news on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly: Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloudSubscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Monday 22 Apr 2019, 10:00 AM Apr 22nd 2019, 10:01 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email 49,478 Views Langan won 26 Ireland caps between 1978 and 1987.center_img 37 Comments FORMER INTERNATIONAL DAVE Langan has criticised the Football Association of Ireland for a lack of support shown to struggling ex-professional footballers, and has backed ex-team-mate Niall Quinn as a man capable of bringing about change within the embattled organisation.The association have become embroiled in a series of controversies in recent weeks, including confusion around a €100,000 loan that was paid to them by John Delaney, revelations by a Sunday Times investigation that the former CEO spent €40,000 on the company credit card in the last six months of 2016 and news that auditors have reported the FAI for breaking company law.Langan believe the association owe “a massive apology to the people of Irish football” if the investigation into these issues proves to be damning.The 62-year-old former Birmingham and Derby player, who earned 26 caps for Ireland, also feels the association has been neglectful in its treatment of struggling ex-footballers such as himself.The Dublin-born footballer was forced to retire early through injury and has been registered disabled after a series of operations.The cost of mending his aching body has been substantial for Langan, who has had to support himself down through the years with what he has described as “Mickey Mouse jobs”, including work as a car park attendant, security man and porter.A testimonial dinner was arranged with the help of the association for Langan in 2008 in order to raise funds for one knee operation, though he says he has not heard from them since. Image: Billy Stickland/INPHO When they did the dinner for me, I know it was done because of [pressure from] Boys in Green group. They haven’t spoken to me since then and it’s a long time ago. They all said to me: ‘We’ll keep in touch with you now and make sure you’re okay. We’ll make sure you’re in good form’ and all this. I haven’t heard from them, not a single word since that night. Nobody gets in touch with you, it’s a load of baloney. They don’t even send you a Christmas card, that’s how much they think of you… So I’ve no time for them at all.“After Jack [Charlton] left me out of the squad [for Euro ’88], I never heard a word from them [until the dinner].“I don’t want to hear from them again, to be honest, because if that’s the way they treat former players, I’m not interested.“I’m not the only one, there are a lot of ex-players who have been down the same road as me. The FA in England don’t bother with me either. I rang up for financial help for a [second] knee operation and they didn’t even get back to me.“A few years back, I needed another knee operation and I thought: ‘I’m not ringing the FAI, because they wouldn’t even speak to me.’ So I rang the FA, [they said]: ‘Send your wage slips in, do this, do that,’ but I never heard a thing [back]. I just left it and went in under national health.”Langan also cites the discrepancy between the money he has earned in recent years and reported salary of €360,000 that Delaney received during his time as chief executive.“The job I was doing I was getting £8.17 an hour. So there’s a massive difference to his €360,000. They look after themselves and we’re not even thought of. They don’t care about anyone but themselves.” By Paul Fennessy Subscribe Langan won 26 Ireland caps between 1978 and 1987. Image: Billy Stickland/INPHO Short URLlast_img read more

Cakecrushing porn tape shakes Greek Orthodox Church

first_imgFormer chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Father George Passias has been removed from his parish after the revelation he had an affair with his much younger god-daughter. The high-ranking Greek Orthodox priest starred in several kinky sex tapes with Ethel Bouzalas, a Peruvian woman married to a Greek man. Passias baptised the woman before she married Mr Bouzalas and has been her mentor since. Ethel Bouzalas has always been close to the priest and within few years he was promoted to parish-school principal, even without having proof of education. The 67-year-old Washington pastor, who has four children from his marriage impregnated his 45-year-old also married lover who also assumed church treasurer duties.In 2013, Passias had been accused of having an affair with the women who was reportedly seen sitting on his lap.He had then told the The New York Post that “the allegations were cooked up by a group of evil-minded people” of the parish who wanted him gone.“They have been saying I’m having a private affair with her,” he said. “She is a goddaughter to me. That’s it.”Meanwhile, members of the parish were worried about the management of four church-owned apartment buildings and a constant flow of funds being allocated into repairs at the school which never happened. The priest had once again denied everything calling the allegations “filthy lies.”Asked why the church had ignored the longtime allegations of the affair, the bishop said, “Lacking any concrete evidence of an affair, there was no responsible way the church could take any further action.”However, Ethel Bouzalas’ husband came forward and provided the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, with proof of the affair.The same cleric who had once ordered female worshipers to cover their heads during confession, starred in shocking sex videos, without a hint of modesty. In one scene, he watches his ‘god-daughter’ crush a banana bread with her bottom on top a bedside table, wearing stilettos. In another video Bouzalas rubs her feet on the priest’s face whilst recording him and then he performs oral sex on her. More revelations in this Saturday’s English edition. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Une météorite de 20 km aurait frappé lAustralie il y a 360

first_imgUne météorite de 20 km aurait frappé l’Australie il y a 360 millions d’annéesDes scientifiques ont fait la découverte, en Australie, d’une zone de 200 km de diamètre qui serait le point d’impact d’une météorite colossale d’une vingtaine de kilomètres. Elle serait tombée là il y a 360 millions d’années.Alors que les astéroïdes et météorites sont au centre de toutes les attentions après le phénomène qui s’est produit dans l’Oural vendredi dernier, c’est une découverte étonnante que viennent d’annoncer des scientifiques australiens. Une trouvaille qui confirme que notre planète est une grande habituée des bombardements de météorites. En effet, selon les chercheurs, une météorite mesurant entre 10 et 20 km de diamètre se serait abattue sur l’Australie il y a 360 millions d’années. Cette annonce se base sur la découverte d’une gigantesque zone d’impact de 200 km de diamètre dans l’arrière-pays australien dans le bassin East Warburton, dans le sud du pays. Cela en fait la troisième plus grande surface dans le monde à avoir été impactée par un choc d’objet céleste. Andrew Glikson, professeur invité à l’université nationale australienne, a expliqué avoir étudié le terrain après qu’un autre scientifique lui a montré des échantillons comportant des anomalies microstructurelles. “Après ça, j’ai passé des mois dans un laboratoire à procéder à des tests au microscope, pour mesurer les orientations des cristaux [ … ] et j’ai constaté que ces roches portaient la trace d’un choc extraterrestre”, a expliqué le scientifique cité par l’AFP. Pour lui, “l’astéroïde, devenu météorite une fois au sol, a creusé un immense cratère aujourd’hui recouvert d’une couche de 3 km de sédiments. A sa chute, il a dû provoquer de gigantesques nuages de fumées et de vapeur qui auront recouvert la Terre”.Une chute qui a provoqué une extinction de masse ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Nous avons affaire à un astéroïde d’au moins 10 km de diamètre, dont la chute sur Terre aura forcément eu un impact non seulement régional mais mondial”, a-t-il ajouté. D’autant que cette météorite “qui remonte à quelque 360 millions d’années, faisait vraisemblablement partie d’un groupe et leur chute a provoqué une extinction de masse”, précise le scientifique. A ce jour, plus d’une vingtaine de cratères d’impact ont été découverts dans différentes régions d’Australie. Parmi ceux-ci figurent notamment le cratère de Wolfe Creek situé dans l’Etat d’Australie-occidentale qui mesure pas moins de 875 mètres de diamètre pour une profondeur de 60 mètres. Actuellement, le plus grand cratère d’impact connu est le cratère de Tookoonooka situé dans le Queensland dont la taille avoisine les 55 kilomètres et dont l’impact aurait eu lieu il y a 128 millions d’années. Néanmoins, un autre cratère, le cratère Acraman situé en Australie-Méridionale, pourrait avoir été bien plus grand. Celui-ci est aujourd’hui très érodé mais certains scientifiques suggèrent que son diamètre atteignait auparavant 85 à 90 kilomètres. L’impact aurait eu lieu il y a quelque 580 millions d’années. Si ces chiffres donnent à réfléchir, le Pr Glikson a tenu à rassurer “des astéroïdes de cette taille entrent en collision avec notre planète qu’une fois par plusieurs dizaines de millions d’années. Je ne pense pas qu’il faille les redouter autant qu’un accident nucléaire ou le changement climatique”.Le 20 février 2013 à 13:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

SPOILERS WWE Smackdown taping results for March 5

first_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Ronda Rousey The following was taped on Tuesday night in Washington, DC.Dark match:* The Lucha Dragons def. Bo Dallas & Tyler Breeze.WWE Smackdown tapings for March 5, 2015:* WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Tyson Kidd def. Los Matadores.* Ryback def. Kane.* Big Show def. Ryback.* AJ Lee def. Brie Bella.* Big E & Kofi Kingston def. The Miz & Damien Mizdow.* WWE U.S. Champion Rusev def. Jack Swagger.* Dean Ambrose & Dolph Ziggler def. WWE Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett & Luke Harper in the main event.* Post-taping Bonus Match: Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns def. Seth Rollins, Big Show & Bray Wyatt in a six man tag team match.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 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 Shawn Michaels Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Videos Articles WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Pinterestcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Twitter Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabialast_img read more

Vancouver police Woman slashes officer in face with knife

first_imgA Washougal woman faces an assault allegation after she reportedly slashed a Vancouver police officer in the face with a steak knife Monday night.Mariah C. Dickison, a 26-year-old transient, appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday morning. Judge Scott Collier found probable cause to support the referred charge of first-degree assault on an officer.Police were dispatched to a reported assault at the Royal Plains Apartment, 4517 N.E. Plains Way, shortly before 10 p.m. A witness flagged down arriving officers and pointed in the direction of Dickison, who had a large metal object in her hand, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Superior Court.Dickison had reportedly pulled a metal sign out of the ground. When officers arrived, she turned and ran, still holding the sign, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.The officers chased Dickison about 200 meters and then deployed a Taser to try to stop her, but it had no effect, the affidavit states.last_img read more

Prime Minister Minnis Addressed Bahamians and Friends of The Bahamas at Reception

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, December 20, 2017 – Washington, DC – Bahamas Ambassador to Washington, D.C., His Excellency Sidney Collie and Consul General Theo Neilly hosted an Official Reception attended by Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield and Mrs. Deidre Henfield, and Bahamians and Friends of The Bahamas residing in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland in the George Washington Room of the St. Regis, Washington D.C. on Saturday, December 16, 2017. On his first visit to the US capital since becoming Prime Minister, Dr. Minnis told the gathering his administration’s programme of reform and transformation includes innovative thinking about the role of government, “as we create new and innovative partnerships for national development. We are stabilizing public finances and reforming government. We are ensuring the greater ease of doing business for Bahamians and foreign investors. The Bahamas has a highly favourable investment regime. We are cutting the Red Tape and too-often-long, waiting times for international investment projects to be vetted and approved.”Photos show the Prime Minister in the mix and mingle with guests. In the group photo are: Prime Minister Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis, fifth and sixth left; Minister Henfield and Mrs. Deidre Henfield, third and fourth left; Ambassador Sidney Collie and Mrs. Mavis Collie, first and second left; and Consul General Neilly, at right.(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)Release: BIS Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgGary Neville has praised Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino concerning their works, stating that they’ve both done wonderful jobs.“If you could look at Mauricio Pochettino and the body of work before going into a new stadium, you think he’s had top-four finishes now, and he could win a trophy – Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino have done wonderful jobs at Liverpool and Spurs, there will always be that niggle in the back of people’s minds if they haven’t won a trophy at what point do they start to get judged by silverware,” Neville said as quoted by Sky Sports.“Every other manager at every other top club is judged by silverware, what they win and not just top four, top-two finishes. There comes that point, this season or maybe next, for Pochettino and Klopp, it would be extremely helpful for them to put an end to those niggles that exist because of a lack of trophies while they have been at their clubs.”last_img read more

Surveillance captures man fleeing Wynwood shooting

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Surveillance cameras captured a man jumping into a getaway vehicle after a shooting in Wynwood, Thursday night.Police said the man is one of three people who ambushed and robbed a group of men near Northwest 26th Street and Second Avenue.Shots were fired, hitting one victim.If you have any information on the man’s identity, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

After Request from Waste Industry EPA Will Reconsider Landfill Methane Rules

first_imgListen X M&R Glasgow via Flickr, CC BY 2.0A landfill in the Houston areaThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reconsidering proposed rules on methane emissions from landfills. It’s a move that comes at the request of the waste disposal industry.The emissions come from stuff like leaves and food scraps naturally breaking down. Landfills already have to capture methane if emissions get above a certain threshold, but the new rules – now delayed – would lower that limit. Waste disposal companies worry they’d have to build costly new control systems as a result.But the industry also promotes its ability to turn methane into energy.Anne Germain with the National Waste and Recycling Association talked about that at an energy forum in 2015. “By capturing the landfill gas and turning it into energy, we can power homes and factories, and even cars,” she said. “Sometimes, the trucks that pick up the waste and recycling are themselves powered by the trash that they pick up.”So why oppose these rules? Kerry Kelly with Waste Management, Inc. says it’s because as written, they’re just not feasible.“It’s never been our desire to repeal the rules,” she says. “We want the rules on the books, we want them to work.”Some environmental groups also oppose the rules, but for different reasons.They say they don’t do enough to limit methane, and that instead, the government should focus on getting the decomposing waste that causes methane into composting bins, and out of landfills.The EPA plans to draft a new rule on the issue, and to take public comment on it. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:19 Sharelast_img read more

National Crime Victims Awareness Week

first_imgEach April, the Office for Victims of Crimes helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victim’ Rights Week (NCVRW) which will be observed April 19–25. This year’s theme is “Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims,” which emphasizes the role of the entire community, individually and collectively, as we support victims of crime and empower them to direct their own recovery.For more information on events held throughout the week, visit http://ovc.

The Amazing Survival of the Oldest HumanPlanted Tree in the World

first_imgThe oldest human-planted tree in the world has been around for over 2,000 years. Amazing if you think about it. As you walk around city streets, parks, and other locations and see all the different trees towering around you, have you ever wondered how old they truly are? How long have they been standing? When were they first planted? Well, we have evidence to show that trees can live for thousands of years, far outlasting the lifespan of any animal on Earth. According to Live Science, the oldest tree known to man is over 5,000 years old and located in the White Mountains of California, but the oldest human-planted tree can also be classed as relatively ancient, dating all the way back to 288 BC. The tree’s name is the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. It’s located in the Mahamenwa Gardens of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in 1891Not only is the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi an ancient tree with historical significance, it’s also seen as a very important spiritual symbol for many people too.It is believed that this sacred fig tree was grown from the iconic Sri Maha Bodhi tree in India. The Sri Maha Bodhi is the tree under which Lord Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment, over two thousand years ago.Sacred Bodhi before c.1913 and in recent past. Photo by MediaJet CC BY 2.0Naturally, this spiritual significance means that the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi has a very special place in the heart of the world’s Buddhists, particularly those in Sri Lanka. It’s seen as one of the most important ancient relics of the Buddhist faith, with Buddhists from all over the world coming to visit and pay their respects each and every year.Related Video:The story goes that back in the 3rd century BC, the tree was brought all the way to Sri Lanka from India by Sangamitte Theri, daughter of Emperor Asoka. Sangmitta founded her own order of Buddhist nuns at her home in Sri Lanka. The tree was then officially planted by King Devanampiya Tissa. It was given pride of place in Mahamevnawa Park.Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, a sacred fig tree, the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date, in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura, Sri LankaAs time went by, other kings and rulers visited the site of the tree and made their own contributions. King Vasabha, for example, in who ruled into the first century BC, placed several statues of Buddha around the tree. King Voharika Tissa, who ruled in the 3rd century AD, provided new metallic statues.King Mahanaga, who had a very short reign from 569 to 571 AD, made a water canal all around the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, while King Sena II of the 9th century helped with renovation and restoration of the various statues and relics left by his predecessors.Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka – February 7, 2015: Dirt field and south compound steps lead to sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi or Bodhiya fig tree in AnuradhapuraA large wall was also erected around the tree to keep it safe from wild elephants back in the 18th century, and a golden fence was also put up in the 20th century.Buddhists can be seen visiting the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi all through the year. Many make pilgrimages to the tree, traveling great distances to see it with their own eyes, and many people choose to leave special spiritual offerings. A lot of Buddhists also state that by leaving offerings at the tree, they later experience positive things in their own lives.Mahabodhi Vihara in AnuradhapuraAnother traditional custom is to visit the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi when expecting a baby. Buddhists ask the tree for their babies to be born happy and healthy, and some also visit to wish for cures to their illnesses and ailments. Local farmers bring a sample of their first rice harvest to the tree in the hopes that their crops will be kept safe from the elements and animals.Read another story from us: Buddha’s Head Hiding Inside a Tree in Thailand Continues to AmazeIn spite of the wall and fences around it, as well as the constant protection and surveillance of Buddhists and the tree’s year-round caretaker, the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi has suffered a little damage over the years. It lost a couple of branches in the early 20th century due to storms, but is mostly intact and will surely keep standing for many, many more years to come as a powerful symbol of both spirituality and nature.last_img read more

Police warn of road closures on Tuesday

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