As humanitarian donors prepare to gather in Geneva, award-winning British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo has joined Nigerian luminaries and international charities in writing an open letter warning global leaders of the tens of thousands of children who could starve in North East Nigeria unless the world acts immediately.Selma star Oyelowo joins compatriot Aliko Dangote, one of Africa’s leading businessmen, U2’s Bono and Save the Children in demanding decisive action to address the crisis when the donors meet to agree world-wide humanitarian emergency funding in Geneva this week.Oyelowo, who was raised in Lagos and London, co-writes in the letter: “The tragedy now unfolding in North East Nigeria is one of the world’s deadliest but least reported emergencies.“Over 4.7 million people are in need of food assistance and some 400,000 children are at imminent risk of starvation. It must be addressed when humanitarian emergency donors gather this week in Geneva.”An appeal by Nigeria as part of the UN’s global Humanitarian Response Plan is announced today in Abuja, as Save the Children’s new report on North East Nigeria ’Children’s Lives and Futures at Risk’ warns of a threat of full-scale famine.The Famine Early Warning Systems Network estimates that more than 65,000 people are in famine conditions. 14 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN.Kevin Watkins, Save the Children CEO, who visited North East Nigeria last month said: “North East Nigeria is teetering on the brink of widespread famine. The UN estimates that 75,000 children could die over the next year from malnutrition: that’s as many as 200 children who could die every day.“Some of the mothers I spoke to had walked for two weeks to get their children treated at Save the Children’s clinic. There is still a window of opportunity to prevent a full blown famine – but that window is closing fast. Failure to act would be indefensible and unforgivable.”Among other interventions, Save the Children and ONE are calling for innovative financing opportunities to ensure the UN appeal is fully funded. Today’s report from Save the Children highlights that large sums of illicit finance from Nigeria are laundered through banks and the property markets in the United Kingdom.It has been recently agreed that criminal assets stolen from Nigeria and seized in the UK can now be returned to Nigeria, with the Nigerian government pledging to use any returned funds to benefit the poorest.Watkins continued: “This is a very welcome step forward. Save the Children is now calling on the UK Government to expedite the return of these funds, and for the Government of Nigeria to use the funds for the humanitarian response. Other OECD countries and the Nigerian government itself should apply the same principle.”As the Nigerian army continues its advance into insurgent strongholds in areas bordering Niger, Chad and Cameroon, it is almost inevitable that more humanitarian suffering will be revealed. The conflict has been characterised by systematic, widespread and grave violation of children’s rights. Killing, abductions and sexual abuse, and the forced recruitment into militias has been tragically commonplace. Many children have witnessed atrocities first-hand, or have themselves been subject to attacks, and are in desperate need of psychosocial support.Three teenage brothers captured and imprisoned for three months told Save the Children staff during a counselling session for displaced children:“The day our village was attacked, our teacher was with us. They cut off our teacher’s head with a sword. They killed our parents. They dropped them in a well. They told us to stop crying or we will also be killed. We heard the voices of our parents screaming inside our heads.”Save the Children has already witnessed the deadly effects of a delayed international response. As the crisis has intensified, it has established seven outpatient therapeutic-feeding sites and an emergency unit to which children with life threatening malnutrition can be referred for treatment. Children referred to the centre display the classic symptoms of Kwashiorkor (lack of protein leading to fluid-retention), Marasmus (energy deficiency) and extreme hunger, with distended stomachs, pencil thin limbs, loss of hair, acute anaemia and severe skin conditions. Most arrive with complicating conditions, including diarrhoea and pneumonia.Many of the children being treated have been carried or walked for between three days and two weeks from areas like Mafa and Konduga. One mother in Save the Children’s emergency feeding clinic in Maiduguri told of how her husband, uncle and three children were beheaded in front of her. Another described sometimes going for five days without food.Another concern, widely voiced by parents in Save the Children clinics, is that children leaving the stabilisation clinic are returning to an environment marked by extreme poverty, rising food prices, and little or no support.
Singer Justin Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin were spotted in his hometown of Stratford, Ont. over the weekend. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The famous couple announced their engagement in July.Back then, Mathieson said the city was prepared to host the “Sorry” singer’s wedding, if he decided to hold it there.Thanks @justinbieber for stopping by this very busy lemonade stand run by some of @cityofstratford brightest young entrepreneurs on your ride thru your hometown! You made the day of these kids & there are some parents who really appreciate your act of kindness! pic.twitter.com/PjGYVbr81F— Dan Mathieson (@Danmathieson) August 10, 2018 Login/Register With: (2) Another photo of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin out in Ontario today. (August 12) pic.twitter.com/U7JAYupQRy— Justin Bieber Crew (@JBCrewdotcom) August 12, 2018 Facebook August 12: @justinbieber with a fan today in Stratford, Ontario. pic.twitter.com/f6Vokd4OEo— ?Official Beliebers (@OfficialJFCHQ) August 13, 2018 Another photo of Justin Bieber with a fan in Ontario today. (August 11) pic.twitter.com/hPORM2AgGk— Justin Bieber Crew (@JBCrewdotcom) August 11, 2018 Twitter Advertisement August 11: Fan taken photos of @justinbieber with his siblings and @haileybaldwin spotted out and about in Shakespeare, Ontario. pic.twitter.com/5luUmISVg9— ?Official Beliebers (@OfficialJFCHQ) August 12, 2018 Advertisement Photo of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin out in Ontario today. (August 12) pic.twitter.com/1UeY00mP4U— Justin Bieber Crew (@JBCrewdotcom) August 12, 2018By THE CANADIAN PRESS STRATFORD, Ont. — Justin Bieber fans flooded social media with photos of the pop star and his fiancee Hailey Baldwin spending time in his southern Ontario hometown over the weekend.The fan site Justin Bieber News tweeted several photos of the duo meeting fans and checking out local hangouts, including a Tim Hortons restaurant in Stratford, Ont., and an ice cream shop in Shakespeare, Ont.Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson (@Danmathieson) tweeted a photo of Bieber at a children’s lemonade stand, thanking the star for stopping by.
APTN National NewsSeven years ago the Queen of the North sank off the coast of British Columbia.Of the 101 people on board 99 made it off safely.Two perished.If it wasn’t for the quick response from Danny Danes, a local First Nation, things may have been worse.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith spoke to Danes.
Fez- The inaugural International Casablanca Half Marathon will welcome runners from around the world to take part in a 21-kilometer race this Sunday, May 25. The Athletics League of Greater Casablanca (ALGC) will host the sporting event as “a new opportunity to promote sport and physical activity as an innovative service for education, health, social inclusion and youth development,” the ALGC stated at a press conference Thursday.More than 5000 participants are expected to attend the first edition of the Casablanca Half Marathon. Both international and Moroccan runners will pound the pavement in Morocco’s famous coastal city for the initial event. “It is also the project of the city of Casablanca, open to the world, known for its traditional welcome and hospitality. All city officials have expressed strong interest to support this event of international significance,” the ALGC stated. Runners from 11 countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, France, Switzerland, and Libya are expected to head to the starting line in Casablanca this Sunday.Special guests attending the event include some of Morocco’s Olympic champions like gold medalist hurdler Nawal El Moutawakel, world record holder and “king of the mile,” Hicham El Guerrouj as well as gold medalist runner Moulay Brahim Boutayeb.The race will start at 9am on Blvd Rachidi and take runners on a 21-kilometer loop around the city. The race course will pass the Casablanca Marina, Hassan II Mosque and various neighborhoods of Casablanca to bring runners to the finish line at La Casablancaise track near the Arab League Garden. Runners interested in registering for the event can do so at the ALGC Headquarters, Complex MedV, and local Casablanca branches of City Sport and Planet Sports. More information is available online at www.casaathletics.com.
New York – American TV channel CNN said in a report on Thursday that Morocco played a central role in helping French authorities locate the two terrorist that were killed on Wednesday in Saint Denis, near Paris.One of the terrorist killed was Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged mastermind of the Paris carnage, which killed at least 129 people last Friday.”Morocco’s intelligence agency alerted French authorities that Abaaoud was in France, a source close to the investigation said,” CNN said. “The information was relayed after last Friday’s carnage, according to the source. Earlier, Cazeneuve said his country learned only Monday that Abaaoud was France,” it added.Earlier on Thursday, French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said a non-European country had helped French intelligence services corner Abdelhamid Abaaaoud and another terrorist.In a tacit reference to Morocco, the French official said that ““It was only on November 16, after the attacks in Paris, that the Intelligence Services of country outside Europe reported that it was aware of his presence in Greece.”
Taroudant – Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman said on Friday that the UN Secretary General wants the divided Security Council to clarify its stance on the UN dispute with Morocco over the Sahara.According to Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, “Ban will raise the thorny issue during a lunch meeting on Monday with Security Council ambassadors.”The same source said that it would be “at the top of the agenda” of the talks. Following the escalating row between Morocco and the UN Secretary General over his biased statements earlier this March, the Security Council has shown no unanimous support to Ban Ki-moon.The 15-member council did not urge Morocco to reverse its decision and did not express support for Ban in his personal feud with Morocco.During a press briefing on Thursday, the President of the Security for the month of March, Angola’s Ambassador to the UN Ismael A. Gaspar Martins, told reporters that members of the council would held negotiations with Morocco in order to bring things back to normal and diffuse the tension between Rabat and Ban Ki-moon.During his recent trip to the Tindouf camps and Algiers, Ban angered Rabat by describing Moroccan rule in the Sahara as “occupation.”In an attempt to calm the dispute, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that Ban’s word was not used with a “legal definition” in mind, but that it was “a slip of the tongue because he has dismayed by the situation of refugees he saw.”The UN chief’s statements “violates his mandates and the language used in the United Nations regarding the conflict, analysts say. Ban is the first siting UNSG to describe Morocco’s presence in the Sahara as “occupation.” While the UN relevant resolutions on the territorial dispute describes the Western Sahara as non-self-governing territory, the word “occupation” has never been used.Reacting to Ban Ki-moon’s misstep, Morocco decided to reduce the presence of the UN mission in the territory, known by its French acronym as MINURSO and to cut $3 million of annual voluntary funding it has been contributing to the mission since 1991.Dujarric said “an initial three-day deadline for the staff to leave had been extended and discussions were continuing on the decision.”“We very much hope that we can salvage this mission,” he concluded.
A group of 100 Canadian and U.S. scientists has issued an urgent call for governments to place a moratorium on new oilsands projects.[np_storybar title=”The 10 reasons” link=””]1. Incompatible with climate protection2. Slowing the shift to clean energy3. Inadequate monitoring and enforcement4. Contamination of the landscape5. Insufficient reclamation6. First Nations treaty violations7. International implications8. Economically affordable alternatives9. Cumulative impacts ignored10. Canadians demand solutionsSource: OilSandsMoratorium.org [/np_storybar]The group’s letter, released today, offers 10 reasons why no new oilsands developments should be allowed.The reasons include environmental damage, aboriginal concerns and the need to move the global economy away from its dependence on fossil fuels that cause climate change.The group includes some of the top biologists, climatologists, economists and political scientists in both countries, as well as a Nobel prize-winner.“Based on evidence raised across our many disciplines, we offer a unified voice calling for a moratorium on new oil sands projects,” reads the consensus statement.“No new oil sands or related infrastructure projects should proceed unless consistent with an implemented plan to rapidly reduce carbon pollution, safeguard biodiversity, protect human health, and respect treaty rights. [Our] ten reasons, each grounded in science, support our call for a moratorium.”Their letter took over a year to draft and was extensively examined to ensure its assertions were scientifically sound.Canadian oil production to rise at slower pace over next 15 years because of price painEnd of the oilsands by 2050? G7 puts Canada on the spot with target for low emissionsA copy has been sent to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as well as to all members of Parliament.Social scientist Thomas Homer-Dixon, one of the letter’s authors and a professor of governance innovation at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, said in a release that Canada needs to stop expanding the oilsands if it is serious about combatting climate change.More growth simply shows Canada has gone rogue“If Canada wants to participate constructively in the global effort to stop climate change, we should first stop expanding the oil sands. More growth simply shows Canada has gone rogue,” he said in the statement.The document’s authors have also requested meetings with Canadian political leaders to discuss the details of the letter and to help plot a transition to “low-emission energy production,” which they say can happen without devastating Canada’s economy.The group has launched a website to provide a deeper explanation of the science behind their plea for a halt to new oilsands production.With files from Financial Post
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram With two new churches opening in the past two weeks and more in the pipeline, Melbourne is cementing its place as the Greek Orthodox Church capital of Australia and the wider diaspora.On Sunday, North Altona’s church The Dormition of Our Lady conducted its first service, with Archbishop Stylianos, Bishop Ezekiel and Bishop Iakovos leading proceedings. It’s the second church to open in just two weeks, with the Holy Epiphany Church in Frankston ringing its bell for the first time the Sunday before. Victoria is now home to 44 Greek Orthodox Churches, the most in any state of Australia. NSW comes in second, with 38 churches, while South Australia has 15 under the auspices of the Archdiocese.Per capita, Melbourne hosts the most Greek Orthodox Churches outside of Greece, considering the small population (around 5.8 million).New York State in the USA might boast 62 Greek Orthodox churches to its name thanks to its strong Greek American community, but considering the total population (19.6 million) its church numbers aren’t as impressive as Melbourne’s.The parish priest of the new Altona church, Father George Frangos, says with the growing urban sprawl and the changing dynamic of Greek Australian suburbs in the state, we’ll be seeing more churches popping up for years to come. The Altona church is proof of that, as it has been built to cater to a growing Greek community in the outer western suburbs. “It’s quite a large area, there’s probably about 9,000 registered Greek Orthodox (parishioners) according to the data under our parish,” he tells Neos Kosmos. “And regular visitors of our parish are about 500 families.”It’s one of the larger churches of the state, with the capacity to house almost 700 parishioners.Like many of the Greek Orthodox churches in Australia, the Altona church utilises both Greek and Australian influences. All the marble work has been hand-made in Greece to the church’s specifications, while the rest of the church is made with Australian materials. What the Altona church and the newly minted Frankston church show is that there is a growing need for the work the church does.Father Frangos says it’s a testament to the cultural and religious ties the Greek community has. “In adverse timeframes we see that other denominations (particularly Christian denominations) are starting to decline in numbers, but we’re seeing the Orthodox Church still gaining ground and thriving,” he says. Yet, with many of its current faithful ageing, the future of the church is in doubt in Australia.As a generation shift happens and with Greek proficiency levels diminishing in the second and third generation of Greek Australians, will the church still be relevant in the community? Will the 118 Greek Orthodox churches in Australia still bring in the crowds?Father Frangos sees the Archdioceses opening up to new parishioners outside of the Greek Australian community to fill the gaps. “What we’re seeing is the Orthodox faith is starting to open up to everybody,” he says.“So in anticipation of others joining our church from mixed marriages or those who have an interest within our church and our faith, we’ll see a growth and demand for it.”In visiting America, where the Greek community is much older and where the generational shift has already happened, Father Frangos says there’s no need to worry. “I’ve experienced it first hand, and although the majority of the people in the churches don’t know much Greek, they still maintain their cultural and religious traditions,” he says.“The churches are absolutely packed even just on a normal Sunday.”What might also be a problem for the church in future years is meeting demand as the old priest guard retires. The theological colleges will have to find a way to increase enrolments, while the Archdiocese will need to look at better promoting the priesthood career.
La Russie a perdu la trace de son satelliteSelon les rumeurs, l’Agence spatiale russe aurait perdu la trace d’Express-AM4, le puissant satellite qu’elle venait tout juste de lancer à l’aide de la fusée Proton. Il devait assurer plusieurs services de communication et de télédiffusion à la Russie.Présenté à son lancement comme “le satellite le plus puissant de télécommunications de ce type”, l’engin Express-AM4 semble bien être perdu dans l’espace. C’est du moins ce que suggère la rumeur qui a commencé à circuler jeudi, seulement quelques heures après le lancement du satellite de la base de Baïkonour au Kazakhstan. Si aucune source officielle n’a pour l’instant reconnu la perte d’Express-AM4, certains sites expliquaient jeudi après-midi que le satellite avait finalement été retrouvé, mais sur une mauvaise orbite. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESANéanmoins, aujourd’hui, la rumeur se confirme de plus en plus alors que le ministère des Télécommunications russe s’est déjà prononcé sur la situation. “La perte éventuelle du satellite porte un coup sévère au secteur des télécommunications, dans la mesure où Express-AM4 est un engin spatial moderne unique en son genre, d’une durée de vie de 15 ans” a t-il souligné. En effet, une fois mis en orbite, l’engin devait assurer des services de communication et de télédiffusion à la Russie et aux pays de la Communauté des États indépendants.Ainsi, le directeur général de l’entreprise de télécoms Race Telecom, Sergueï Pekhterev cité dans le quotidien Vedomosti, a indiqué que l’incident allait “retarder de deux ou trois ans le développement du secteur des télécommunications”. De même, la mise en place de la télévision numérique dans 19 régions russes pourrait être grandement impactée, alors que le ministère a toutefois assuré qu'”il n’est pas prévu” de reporter les délais de ce programme. La compagnie publique de télévision et radio se résoudrait alors à utiliser des émetteurs terrestres. Plusieurs incidents au cours des derniers mois Mais ce n’est en fait, pas la première fois que la Russie connait ce genre d’incident. En février dernier, elle avait perdu le contact avec un satellite militaire, seulement quelques mois après l’échec de la mise en orbite de trois satellites Glonass qui sont retombés dans l’océan Pacifique. Pour autant, les Russes ne baissent pas les bras puisqu’ils ont déjà prévu le lancement d’autres satellites pour 2012 et 2013.Le 19 août 2011 à 15:25 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Combing through data from the Parker Solar Probe’s first sunny encounter, NASA scientists found one hell of a photo.From Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, the robotic spacecraft sped through the Sun’s outer atmosphere (the corona), collecting “unprecedented” data, including this image of a coronal streamer.Snapped by the WISPR (Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe) camera during phase one of the mission, the picture—like an abstract piece of art—showcases at least two visible rays.The bright object near the center is Jupiter; the dark spots are a result of background correction.“Heliophysicists have been waiting more than 60 years for a mission like this to be possible,” Nicola Fox, director of NASA’s heliophysics division, said in a statement. “The solar mysteries we want to solve are waiting in the corona.”Illustration of Parker Solar Probe at the Sun (via NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)PSP recently broke the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object, when it passed within 26.55 million miles of the Sun’s surface in October, beating the previous achievement set by German-American Helios 2 in April 1976.“Parker Solar Probe is providing us with the measurements essential to understanding solar phenomena that have been puzzling us for decades,” according to Nour Raouafi, project scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. “To close the link, local sampling of the solar corona and the young solar wind is needed and Parker Solar Probe is doing just that.”The agency’s first spacecraft named after a living person (physicist Eugene Parker) launched on Aug. 12; it features a memory card containing photos of Parker and a copy of his 1958 scientific paper predicting important aspects of solar physics.Expect a lot more broken records at the Parker Solar Probe mission continues, prepared to make a final close approach of 3.83 million miles from the Sun’s surface in 2024.“We don’t know what to expect so close to the Sun until we get the data, and we’ll probably see some new phenomena,” Raouafi said. “Parker is an exploration mission—the potential for new discoveries is huge.”Data collected by the probe will add “key knowledge” to NASA’s understanding of our Sun, “where changing conditions can propagate out into the Solar System, affecting Earth and other worlds,” the agency said.More on Geek.com:NASA Responds to Steph Curry’s Bizarre Moon Landing CommentsISS Crew Better Watch Out For Elf on the Shelf SpyPenguin Poo Images From NASA Reveal Antarctic Ecosystem Changes
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Amazon’s Music Unlimited streaming service launches by Martin Brinkmann on October 13, 2016 in Companies, Music and Video – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 4 commentsAmazon Music Unlimited is a new music streaming service by Amazon that the company pits against established services such as Spotify and Apple Music.While it shares similarities with those services, it is offering something unique as well. For instance, instead of offering just one tiered pricing, Amazon Music Unlimited is available in three different price categories.While that sounds confusing at first, it may get even more confusing considering that Amazon is already operating a music streaming service called Prime Music.Lets take a closer look at the service for starters.Amazon’s Music UnlimitedAmazon’s Music Unlimited service starts at $3.99 per month for Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap device owners. That’s undercutting competing streaming services by a large margin, but is restricted to that single device.This means no mobile or web access, just access through the one Amazon device.The regular plan is available for $9.99, which other streaming services charge as well. Amazon Prime members may get it for $7.99 instead per month. The Prime member plan is also available for $79 per year.Additionally, Amazon plans to launch a family plan for $14.99 per month which provides access to the full streaming service for up to six family members. The price matches the family price plans of Spotify and Apple Music.The price point of $7.99 per month or $79 per year looks good on paper on first glance. But it applies only to Prime members who pay Amazon for the subscription already. In the US, Prime costs $99 per year which means that Prime members would have to shell out nearly the same amount to add Music Unlimited to their plan (or $20 less if they pay yearly).Considering that Prime Music is included with a Prime membership, one has to wonder if the service is worth the extra costs.If you compare Prime Music to Music Unlimited, you will notice that the former offers access to about 2 million songs while the latter to “tens of millions of songs”. Music Unlimited users get access to a new app, curated playlists, and artist commentaries on top of that.Is that worth the extra costs? Depends largely on whether you are satisfied with Prime Music. If music that you like to listen to is missing, you might be tempted to give Music Unlimited a try. Considering that the pricing is better than that of Spotify or Apple Music, Amazon Prime customers who are customers of these services may be tempted to leave those services in favor of Amazon Music Unlimited.The $3.99 per month price for Echo owners looks fabulous on paper, but it has the caveat that it works only on a single device. If you don’t require music streaming on the go, on your smartphone or computer, and have an Echo at home, then you may find the offer attractive because of its price.Amazon Music Unlimited is controlled by voice on Echo devices which means that you can ask Echo to play certain songs, songs by artists, but also by mood, occasion or anything else you may come up with (Echo, play cheesy 80s television shows theme songs).Closing WordsAmazon has deep enough pockets to stay long enough in the music streaming vertical to make Music Unlimited a success. Considering that it can push the service through its Amazon site and other properties, it will certainly grab a sizeable share of the market right from the get go.Now You: Do you use music streaming services?SummaryArticle NameAmazon’s Music Unlimited streaming service launchesDescriptionAmazon Music Unlimited is a new music streaming service by Amazon that the company pits against established services such as Spotify and Apple Music.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
In a tale that sounds like the plot of a Mario Puzo novel, a family-owned pizzeria in Queens, New York was the center of a trans-Atlantic drug trafficking operation that smuggled cocaine in refrigerated containers of cassava from Costa Rica.The cocaine was distributed in New York and Italy to members of the ’ndrangheta organized crime ring, Italy’s principal importer and wholesaler of cocaine.A total of 17 people have been arrested in Italy and the U.S., including the alleged ringleader and pizzeria owner, Gregorio Gigliotti. Gigliotti is a native of Calabria, ‘ndrangheta’s heartland in southern Italy. He had moved to the Queens district of New York where he ran a pizza restaurant called Cucino a Modo Mio with his wife and son.Gregorio and Eleonora Gigliotti, their son, Angelo, and another relative have been arrested and charged in Federal District Court in Brooklyn. Italian police arrested another 13 people suspected of being involved in the trafficking ring on Thursday, The New York Times reported.The Gigliottis traveled to Costa Rica — sometimes separately, sometimes together — nine times starting in 2012, according to Costa Rican immigration records. During one of Eleonora Gigliotti’s five flights into Juan Santamaría International Airport in 2014, she delivered $400,000 to the family’s Costa Rican suppliers, according to court documents.When an expected shipment did not arrive during the summer of 2014, Gregorio Gigliotti called one of the Costa Rican sources saying:Listen to me. If I don’t have the container by this next week, I’ll go over there. I know where you live, where they live. Don’t make me blow my mind. Do your job, send me the container.All but one of the couple’s stays in Costa Rica lasted less than five days.In October 2014 police uncovered 44 kilograms of cocaine in a shipment marked “fresh cassava” on its way to the family’s wholesale produce warehouse and another 15 kilograms in December inside the cardboard boxes carrying the food.The street value of the cocaine was estimated at $2 million, The New York Times reported.Drugs often move through Costa Rica’s ports in containers of food or flowers. Dutch authorities in Rotterdam uncovered 3.5 metric tons of cocaine hidden in a shipment of cassava from Costa Rica in December 2014.Spanish authorities found 2.5 metric tons of cocaine in boxes of pineapples from Costa Rica in May 2014.Costa Rica seized more drugs than any other country in Central America last year.AFP contributed to this story. Facebook Comments Related posts:Israeli tourist caught smuggling cocaine at Costa Rica airport Italian mafia ‘interested’ in drug trafficking in Costa Rica, says Interpol Costa Rica Coast Guard confiscates 810 kilos of cocaine near Quepos Beachcombing along the Caribbean drug trail in Nicaragua
by The Associated Press Posted Jan 29, 2019 10:22 am PDT NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers say the movie mogul is not a sex trafficker, despite claims in a class-action lawsuit.The lawyers in a court filing late Monday urged a New York judge to toss out civil claims by women that claim Weinstein tried to coerce sex in return for movie roles or career enhancement.They say the women’s lawyers are trying to stretch a law written to counteract modern-day slavery far beyond what Congress could have imagined.Two New York federal judges already have ruled that the sex trafficking statute can be used in suits against Weinstein.The written arguments were made by Weinstein attorneys Elior Shiloh (EH’-lee-uhr SHY’-loh) and Alan Dershowitz.Weinstein denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Weinstein lawyers argue against sex trafficking claim
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Google Maps uses a variety of devices besides cars to capture footage from all over the world, they do.to be held on 26 April.It appears thatKuldeep Singh Sengar one of the accused in the rape case is a local strongman and the BJP needs his presence Really.I mean really Goons that may have been his people killed the victim’s father and there is concern about the political fallout The overhaul has to be total in its nature India has to revisit its legal system and the only pressure that will work is that of the younger generation waking up and mobilising itself Not by burning vehicles and rioting but by creating a sense of national oneness and by saying that this will not be our legacy An example of this is the mobilisation of the youth in the US over gun laws there At the moment the protests are sporadic and have no staying power The next generation must demand action and better punitive measures for acts of such cruelty It must seek a complete overhaul of the dynamics of crime and 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finalists of our #upwardfacingdog contest By Meghna SachdevMay 2 2015 5:00 AM Last month in response to research revealing that gazing into our dogs’ eyes triggers an oxytocin boost we asked you to send us photos of your puppy dog eyes The response was overwhelming Thanks to all of you who shared your pets with us—we received more than 1500 amazing submissions on Twitter Instagram Facebook and over e-mail That left our panel of judges facing one of the hardest decisions they’ve ever had to make: Choosing the top 10 contenders each of whom will receive a Science cover featuring their pup After days of deliberation (and not a few disagreements) our judges finally managed to narrow it down to just 30 pups Meet our finalists and stay tuned next week for the announcement of the top 10 On a hot January morning 2 years ago Chalachew Seyoum was searching for fossils at a desolate site in Ethiopia called Ledi-Geraru where no human ancestor had turned up in a decade of searching But Seyoum an Ethiopian graduate student at Arizona State University (ASU) Tempe was upbeat after a week off “I had a lot of energy and fresh eyes” he says “I was running here and there I went up a little plateau and over the top when I spotted this specimen popping right out” He sat down and closed his eyes When he opened them he could more clearly see the gray fossil poking out of the bleached sand and mudstone and he realized that he had found the jawbone of a hominin—a member of the human family He called out for the ASU expedition leader: “Kaye Reeeed” Reed scrambled up the steep slope on her hands and knees saw the fossil and yelled “Woo-hoo” Their excitement was justified In two papers online this week in Science the ASU team and co-authors introduce the partial lower jaw as the oldest known member of the genus Homo Radiometrically dated to almost 28 million years ago the jaw is a window on the mysterious time when our genus emerged With both primitive and more modern traits it is a bridge between our genus and its ancestors and points to when and where that evolutionary transition took place As a transitional form “it fits the bill perfectly” says paleontologist Fred Spoor of University College London Together with a reassessment of known fossils published in Nature this week by Spoor and colleagues the find is stimulating new efforts to sort out the mixed bag of early Homo remains and to and to work out which forms emerged first “This causes us to rethink early Homo” says paleoanthropologist Bernard Wood of George Washington University in Washington DC Researchers agree that small-brained hominins in the genus Australopithecus evolved into early Homo between 3 million and 25 million years ago but the Homo fossil trail disappears at the crucial time Until now the oldest known Homo fossil was a 23-million-year-old upper jaw from Hadar Ethiopia that has not been classified into a species It and other early Homo fossils paint a confusing picture Some have big skulls others small; some consist of a bit of skull others only a jaw resulting in a grab bag of mismatched parts As a result researchers have argued about whether there was a single species of early Homo or three The type specimen of H habilis for example includes a 18-million-year-old lower jaw called OH 7 from Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania But the type specimen of another species H rudolfensis is a 21-million-year-old skull without teeth or a lower jaw This week’s papers advance the work on two fronts Spoor and colleagues created a virtual reconstruction of the OH 7 specimen which was found 55 years ago to correct for postmortem distortion They used computed tomography and 3D imaging to digitize and reassemble pieces of the jaw in the computer Then they compared OH 7 with other specimens and found that it has more primitive features such as a long narrow palate than do the older Hadar jawbone and members of H rudolfensis Although OH 7 itself is relatively recent their analysis suggested that H habilis arose earlier than the other two species Meanwhile the ASU team spent years doing targeted searches for an older ancestor They hunted in sediments that were the right age—258 million to 284 million years old—and in an epicenter of early human evolution Ledi-Geraru is only 30 kilometers from Hadar home of the 23-million-year-old Homo jaw as well as to more than 100 individuals of Australopithecus afarensis the species of the famous skeleton called Lucy The oldest known stone tools dated to 26 million years ago are only 40 km away at Gona ERIN DIMAGGIO The new Ledi-Geraru discovery fits best in Homo says ASU paleoanthropologist William Kimbel Its molars are slimmer than those of Australopithecus the third molar is smaller and the jawbone is shaped differently The ASU team hasn’t assigned the jaw to a species yet because they hope to find more parts but say that it most closely resembles H habilis In fact the new jaw looks a lot like what Spoor imagined for the ancestor of OH 7 That suggests that although the two specimens are separated by almost 1 million years they belong to the same lineage and that the oldest Homo looked most like H habilis just as Spoor and others have predicted But the Ledi-Geraru specimen is not likely to be a member of H habilis itself Spoor says The jaw also has traits that link it with A afarensis such as a rounded chin region The similarities strengthen the proposal that Lucy’s species which lived from 295 million to 38 million years ago was the direct ancestor of Homo But other types of australopiths also lived during that time making the genealogy exercise premature The ASU team does rule out A sediba from South Africa as the Homo ancestor because at 19 million years old it is too recent But its discoverer paleoanthropologist Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa says that the known A sediba skeletons might simply be late examples of the species The new data may help solve a puzzle: Why did so many kinds of hominins roam East Africa between 2 million and 3 million years ago To understand this burst of evolution the ASU team analyzed the bones of other species living at that time As they report in the second Science paper fully one-third of the Ledi-Geraru mammals were new species not seen in older sediments at nearby Hadar Three million years ago Hadar was home to monkeys giraffes and elephants that favored a patchwork of woods and grasslands Ledi-Geraru hosted a different fauna just 200000 years later with grazers such as gazelles zebras wild pigs and a baboon at home in open grasslands like the Serengeti Climate change and the shift to more open terrain may have spurred the emergence of many species including members of Homo and Australopithecus Reed says “This is a snapshot of a hominin in a landscape that’s really open” agrees paleoclimatologist Peter deMenocal of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades New York who has argued that climate change sparked intense periods of speciation Researchers often reconstruct ancient climate from clues in sediment cores To better correlate climate and human evolution in 2013 researchers cored lakebeds close to key fossil sites “Stay tuned” deMenocal says “We’ll be answering this [climate question] within a year”Tropical forests may not save us from global warming Scientists have long believed that as atmospheric carbon dioxide rises the greenhouse gas could boost photosynthesis enabling tropical and other forests to take up more carbon and store it as wood Some data suggest this “carbon fertilization” effect is already happening and many climate models assume it will help slow the rise in CO2 But a new analysis of tree ring samples collected in Bolivia Cameroon and Thailand finds no sign of increasing growth over the past 150 years “Our study says that these models are too optimistic” says Peter van der Sleen a tropical ecologist at Wageningen University and Research Centre (Wageningen UR) in the Netherlands “We should not expect the tropical forests to help us much with mitigating climate change” At the scale of a leaf the carbon dioxide fertilization effect is well-documented Under higher CO2 plants in greenhouses not only grow faster but also need less water Higher CO2 lets them cut water losses because they can take in enough of the gas without opening their pores or stomata as widely At ecosystem scales however things are more complicated especially in the tropics where thousands of species interact and other factors—such as nutrients and rainfall—can also affect plant growth To find out whether carbon fertilization really works in nature some scientists are mounting sensors on airplanes balloons and towers to detect any net movement of CO2 into the rainforest canopy or back out Others are watching forest plots for years on end to see whether their growth rates are changing And most ambitious of all scientists are planning to bathe patches of rainforest in extra CO2 and measure their response Analyzing tree rings offers a way to track long-term tree growth over many decades when CO2 was steadily rising By examining carbon isotopes in the wood of 1100 trees the researchers found evidence that over time these trees were indeed using water more efficiently But increased growth was nowhere to be seen they report online today in Nature Geoscience Perhaps carbon fertilization was taking place but instead of laying down extra wood the trees might be wasting energy with a higher metabolism or putting carbon into short-lived fruits and flowers says study co-author Pieter Zuidema also a tropical ecologist at Wageningen UR “Trees can do all sorts of things with their extra sugars” Scientists studying forest plots who have seen hints that growth is increasing are critical of the tree ring study “This is a really troubling paper from my point of view” says Stuart Davies director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Forest Global Earth Observatory in Panama City which maintains a network of 61 plot studies in 24 countries Davies says that the 12 tree species in the tree ring study drawn from the seasonally dry peripheries of the rainforests in South America Central Africa and Southeast Asia are not representative of the rainforest itself (though the species were necessary to do the study because many rainforest species don’t have annual growth rings) Another issue is selection bias The oldest and biggest trees in the study—those with rings spanning 150 years—might have had extra advantages in their youth like extra light that allowed them to grow more vigorously This could have masked any growth spurt later in life due to CO2 fertilization “It’s the happy tree that is lucky to live and be in a good environment to survive” says Simon Lewis a tropical ecologist at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom and co-founder of a network of 260 plot studies across 12 African nations Even if carbon fertilization does influence forest growth other factors—heat drought nutrient availability—could overwhelm it “I think there’s still major uncertainty about the size of the future sink” Lewis says To help understand the limits of CO2 fertilization scientists are turning to free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) experiments Rather than waiting decades to see the effect of a gradual rise in CO2 a handful of studies have immersed stands of trees in a continuous bath of extra CO2 several hundred parts per million above ambient levels of about 400 parts per million So far there have been no FACE experiments in the tropics where logistics are much more difficult But at two pilot sites north of Manaus Brazil ecologists have just finished building forest floor walkways and strapping sensors around tree trunks to automatically measure growth changes says Richard Norby an ecologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee who is involved in the Brazil-led project Early next year he says researchers will install monitoring towers and vertical pipes that in a year’s time could begin to vent CO2 across the forest
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Read more from our partners at NBC News Contact us at editors@timecomEditor’s Note: The rape of a 14-month-old girl by a migrant labourer from Bihar in Idar town of Sabarkantha district on 28 September gave way to the persecution of migrant labourers in seven of the 33 districts of Gujarat This incident ignited anger against migrant workers whom the locals believe are the real reason for unemployment in the state This multi-part series will examine issues concerning migrant workers and the animosity they face from locals *** Alang (Bhavnagar): Gujarat is a prosperous state with multiple industries that need to employ people from across states depending on their skill sets and working abilities The resentment towards migrant labourers over lack of jobs for locals that led to violence in seven districts across north and central Gujarat over several days since 28 September was not reciprocated in districts like Bhavnagar where immigrant population constitutes an important part of the workforce and the economy One such industrial unit is world’s largest ship-breaking and recycling yard at Alang in Bhavnagar district where business ran as usual while other districts like Vadodara Ahmedabad Mehsana and Gandhinagar witnessed violence Located on the shore of Gulf of Cambay the Alang ship breaking yard has 85-90 percent of its workforce from outside Gujarat of which most workers are from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Workers on site at Alang ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar Gujarat Arvind Bhatti/101Reporterscom Vipin Chaubey a labour contractor who hails from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and leads a team of around 400 workers at the yard says the attacks on migrant labourers in northern part of Gujarat had no impact on around 10000-12000 odd migrant workers of the yard Alang ship breaking yard which is around 30 kilometres from Bhavnagar and 230 kilometres from Ahmedabad is spread on a stretch of around 10 km along the sea-shore It has around 160 plots (units where ships are dismantled) which do not remain operational all at once; it depends on the work available Each of these units employ around 200 workers and currently about 80 units are operational “We are living peacefully here and there is no problem whatsoever to workers or any other person in Alang We have not received any threats from anyone and no one has returned home from here The police have also extended their support” Chaubey says Viping Chaubey at Alang Workers at Alang ship breaking yard Hemrajsinh Vala/101Reporterscom Along the road between Alang and Trapaj a close-by village on the approach way is a market for second hand goods taken out of dismantled ships including catering equipment furniture etc While this business is dominated by local Gujaratis who populate the town of Alang and nearby areas most of the migrant workers reside in the yard itself Chaubey said that even when the incidents of attacks were at their peak in parts of north and central Gujarat there was no feeling of discomfort in Alan “In Alang no one is bothered about it (attacks on migrants) Although nothing untoward happened here yet both the Superintendent of Police of Bhavnagar and Deputy SP of Mahuva visited the yard and assured all of us of our safety They also shared numbers of police officials with us for use in case of any emergency” says Chaubey adding that the migrant workers were told to inform the police immediately if they received any threatening or provoking messages on WhatsApp or other social media platforms The police action after initial incidents of violence in several districts has been swift More than 550 persons have been arrested in connection with incidents of attacks on north Indian labourers which were triggered after 28 September when the arrest of a migrant labourer from Bihar for raping a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district took political undertones Though an official figure declaring the number of migrant labourers leaving Gujarat due to these incidents has not been released news reports put the figure to as high as 50000 from across the state Production in several industrial units has reportedly been hampered However perhaps due to the almost absolute dominance of such migrants in the Alang ship-breaking yard and their living in groups they feel safer than others Arvind Singh another labourer from Bihar says that they were not worried about being targeted in Alang "We have no difficulty (due to the recent incidents) and all of us are living peacefully here” he says Workers at Alang ship breaking yard Hemrajsinh Vala/101Reporterscom There is a sense of community among workers from other states like Uttar Pradesh Bihar West Bengal Jharkhand Odisha and even from Nepal who live together in a particular area around the yard Reasoning why migrant workers in Alang were not bothered by the recent developments against their kind in the state Ram Patel vice-president Alang Sosiya Ship Recycling and General Workers Association says it is largely because not even a single incident of hate crime against migrant labourers was reported from Alang or even Bhavnagar district for that matter Patel adds that locals constitute only around 10-15 percent of the workforce at the yard as the nature of maximum work is not lucrative but rather tedious and hazardous which the migrant labourers take up readily The Gujaratis living in and around Alang are into various businesses associated with the ship breaking work so perhaps they wouldn’t be interested in hampering work at the yard explains Patel The author is Ahmedabad-based freelance writer and a member of 101Reporterscom a pan-India network of grassroots reporters The hit film was followed by Pokémon: The Movie 2000.
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