Museum of Natural History Going to the Dogs

first_imgThe Museum of Natural History in Halifax is going to the dogs forthree days. The fun begins Friday, Oct. 24 — a provincewide in-service dayfor public schools — and continues until Sunday, Oct. 26 with aseries of events and display featuring all kinds of dogs, bothwild and domestic. Coyotes, wolves and foxes may be canine cousins to our familydogs, but they have different social lives, diets andrelationships with humans, all of which will be examined duringthe event. Museum zoologist Andrew Hebda says wild dogs exist on everycontinent except Antarctica. “Nova Scotia is no exception. Ourprovince is home to coyotes and foxes, and once to wolves. Dogsare pack animals with instincts to herd their group; it is traitssuch as these that have been fined tuned in domestic dogs, likeborder collies, which are bred to herd sheep.” Visitors to the museum will enjoy Dogs with Jobs, featuring apolice dog from the Halifax Regional Police Service caninedivision, Alaskan malamute sled dogs, St. John Ambulance therapydogs, sheep herding border collies and partner guide dogs for thevisually impaired. There will also be entertaining performances of flyball, frisbeeand agility dogs. More than 100 dogs will participate in variousactivities over the three days. And owners will learn a thing or two also. Dogs need and enjoyexercise and training, says Margaret Bond of the All Round K-9Sports Club. “We show how it can be achieved in a beneficial waythat is fun for both the dog and the owner. Our K-9 agilitycourses and our version of Canine Idol, a doggy twist on thepopular Canadian Idol, demonstrates how dogs truly like to learnand play, and its entertaining too.” Booths on grooming, alternative medicine, food, and doggy daycarewill also be available. Presentations will include SPCA Dogs MakeGood Pets Too, The Secret Lives of Wolves, and a fabulous displayof wolf photographs by local photographer Len Wagg. “The Museum Goes to the Dogs event was offered at the Nova ScotiaMuseum of Natural History seven years ago and visitors have beenasking us to do it again,” says Alex Wilson, museum manager.”This time we’ll make it bigger and better with a grand finale onSunday – The Fashion Show of Breeds — featuring some of ourmost poplar pooches.” Shows, talks and demonstrations will be held throughout theweekend. For specific times, call the museum information line at902-424-6099 or visit the Web site at:http://nature.museum.gov.ns.ca . Admission to the Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St., is$3 for adults and $2 for youths aged 6 to 17 years. A family rate of $7.50 is available for one adult and children or two adultsand children. Children under five are admitted free. The event isopen to participating dogs only.last_img read more

Sources: Jamal Khashoggi’s Remains Found at Saudi Consul General’s House

Rabat – The dismembered body parts of the murdered Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, have allegedly been found in the garden of the Saudi consul general’s home.Sky News broke the news just hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech at the Turkish parliament today on the murder of the journalist.According to Sky News sources, the writer’s body was “cut up” and his face “disfigured.” One of the sources implied Khashoggi’s remains were found in the garden of the Saudi consul general’s home.Read Also: Erdogan: Khashoggi Murder Suspects Should be Tried in IstanbulErdogan called on Saudi authorities today to provide information on where the body is and who ordered his murder.He said, “Why has the body of someone who was officially said to have been killed not been found yet? Who is the local collaborator who disposed of Khashoggi’s body? Saudi must answer all these questions.“On October 19, Saudi Arabia announced that the journalist was killed on October 2 during a “fistfight” in his visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The kingdom also said it arrested 18 suspects and fired 5 top officials.The international community, however, questioned the account, pressuring Saudi Arabia to provide more information about the murder.Erdogan described the murder as “very savage” and a political assassination.While Erdogan did not reveal how the journalist was killed, the president confirmed that the journalist’s murder “did not happen at the drop of a dime but was a planned affair.”Erdogan also urged Saudi authorities to provide answers on who ordered the 15-man Saudi team to kill the journalist. “When the murder was so clear, why were there so many different statements given by Saudis? ” Erdogan said. read more

Lanka wants accountability on NGO funding

“It has been Sri Lanka’s experience as a country that defeated one of the most ruthless terrorist organisations in the world, that certain NGOs and associations can also play a fundamental role in feeding terrorism and conflict.  For example, front organisations of the LTTE posing as legitimate civil society organisations and charities based overseas formed part of a complex international terrorist network which through various means injected the funding and resources needed to nurture the thirty-year terrorist conflict in Sri Lanka,” the Sri Lankan delegation said. The Sri Lankan government says regulation, transparency and accountability of funding to NGOs and NPOs (Nonprofit Organisations) is a pre-requisite in the interest of national security and counter-terrorism as recognized by states.Speaking during the Clustered ID with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association on the rights to Peaceful Assembly at the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday (Friday), the Sri Lankan delegation highlighted the obligation placed on states to adhere to the regulatory framework all countries are expected to put in place in compliance with 40 Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force, which makes it mandatory to monitor fund transfers of all financial institutions inclusive of NPOs and INGOs (associations) and other financial institutions, in countering financing of terrorism, money laundering or other related trans-national crimes. The Sri Lankan delegation also said that while peaceful assembly including demonstrations is permitted under the law, law enforcement authorities retain the right to disperse such assembly in the event it ceases to be peaceful and impinges on the rights of others, particularly in instances where such demonstrations lead to disturbance of public tranquillity. “Any person who alleges violation of these rights is entitled to seek redress through the highest court of Sri Lanka or to seek relief through the National Human Rights Commission,” the Sri Lankan delegation added. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Sri Lanka urged to free fishermen before the Pongal festival

In a letter to Mr. Jaishankar, the forum also pointed out that fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are incarcerated and their boats confiscated. The National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) in India has appealed to the Indian Union Ministry of External Affairs to ensure the early release of Indian fishermen who are languishing in Sri Lankan jails before Pongal festival and their boats, The Hindu newspaper reported.S. Jaishankar, Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs, is on an official trip to Sri Lanka to discuss various issues concerning the relationship of both the countries. “Right now, there are 114 fishermen languishing in various prisons of Sri Lanka and 75 boats were confiscated. Apart from venturing for fishing to earn their livelihood, they have not committed any criminal act. Their boats are deteriorating since no maintenance was undertaken”, said the forum chairperson M. Elango. The forum also requested Mr. Jaishankar to impress upon the Sri Lankan Government to release the fishermen and their boats before the Pongal.The forum also expressed hope that the Secretary would be able to announce a proper date for the fourth round of dialogue of the fishermen between both countries after holding discussion with Sri Lankan authorities. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Jack M Miller Excellence in Research Awards

Jack MillerIf Brock University were to create a Builders’ Hall of Fame, one of the first inductees would have to be Professor Emeritus Dr. Jack Miller.Walk into Miller’s 13th Floor office and a mountain of building plans is stacked on a table. He’s fondly known as Brock’s space czar – the official title is Special Advisor to the President on Buildings and Space.Miller has been actively involved on the University’s campus expansion starting with the old Glenridge campus in 1967, the year after he arrived as an assistant professor in chemistry. He has been a major contributor to the design and construction of almost every campus building since then. As a consultant on facilities for researchers, his expertise has been invaluable.Beyond the bricks and mortar, Miller has helped build Brock’s reputation for academic programming and research excellence in more ways than meet the eye.Miller served as Associate Vice-President of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies from 1999 to 2004. In that time, the number of graduate programs tripled and funding to Brock researchers skyrocketed from about $2 million to $15 million.This year, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will recognize Miller by naming one of its most prestigious student awards in his honour. The Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award is a fitting tribute given that Miller first established the award while Dean of Graduate Studies.“We are very pleased to be the first at Brock to honour Jack Miller for all that he has done to make Brock the institution that it is today,” says Mike Plyley, Dean of Graduate Studies. “Our graduate students owe much to Jack’s commitment to expand programming in a way that would ensure students receive a quality research and scholarship experience throughout their graduate careers.”Marilyn Rose, who followed Miller as Dean of Graduate Studies, says Miller’s administrative work was central to Brock’s success in positioning itself as a comprehensive university, known for undergraduate and graduate education, and research and innovation.“Jack put graduate studies on the map here – he charted new territory by overseeing the creation of programs across all Faculties,” she says. “More importantly, he gave graduate studies a strong voice in the planning and priorities exercises which served as the groundwork for so much that has happened since at the institution.”The Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award has a proud history – a total of 31 master’s and doctoral students have received the award that is presented at Convocation ceremonies. Along with recognition as one of the best and brightest graduate student researchers, recipients have received between $1,000 and $1,500 to support their work.Beginning this year, the Faculty will expand the number of awards offered with as many as 12 graduate student researchers from Brock’s six academic Faculties to be selected to receive the Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award.Going forward, the Faculty of Graduate Studies is looking for donor support to increase the value of awards to be offered each year.Donations to the Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award qualify for matching funds through the Ontario Graduate Fellowship Program. That means the value of a contribution will double and go further in the University’s efforts to invest in many of our most promising and talented graduate students.Miller is very pleased to have his name associated with a graduate funding opportunity that recognizes research excellence. As an accomplished researcher with approximately 40 years of continuous NSERC funding to his credit, Miller is aware of the importance of funding to a successful research career.“Graduate students are the hands-on people in the laboratory,” Miller says. “They support the work of faculty of supervisors and then apply that experience to their own original work. There are a lot of demands on their time and awards like these provide much needed financial support.”For information or to make a donation to the Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award, contact: Morena Bertholds x 5685 or visit brocku.ca/bold-new-brock and click on The Family Campaign, then the Donate Now button for online donation, payroll deduction or pledge form options. read more

Political uncertainty forces tens of thousands people to flee The Gambia for

The UN agencies have separately voiced concern about the long-term impact of the crisis, if it is not resolved peacefully. Some families are hosting up to 50 people and will soon need support as they may run out of resources, Ms. Baloch said. In addition to people from The Gambia fleeing, the country had hosted some 8,000 refugees who are “anxious and worried” about the political situation, the spokesperson noted. “Over 75 per cent of arrivals are children, accompanied mainly by women. They are staying with family members, host families or in hotels. Some families are hosting up to 40 to 50 people and will soon need support as they may quickly run out of resources,” said Babar Baloch, spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Briefing journalists in Geneva, Mr. Baloch said UNHCR and humanitarian partners are working to support authorities in Senegal, which surrounds The Gambia. The support includes distribution of food and relief items ranging from mattresses to sheets and soap. As the situation continues, UN officials are voicing particular concern about children, and their access to health care, water, sanitation and education. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is setting up support for about 40,000 people for three months, and is locating host communities in the border areas to provide shelter to families and potentially provide temporary schooling. VIDEO: Political crisis in The Gambia: UNHCR says already 45,000 people have fled to Senegal. Credit: UN News The agency is also working with partners to supply water and sanitation services to the most affected areas on the border. “Our teams in Senegal and The Gambia are on standby to ensure that children’s needs are at the centre of any response as the situation evolves,” said Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa. Some 40 tons of food aid arrived in the Ziguinchor region of Senegal on Thursday 19 January 2017 for distribution to recent arrivals from Gambia and host families. Photo: UNHCR/Hélène Caux read more

Gambling company bets Ozzy Osbourne online slot machine will be big hit

As Britain’s most famous heavy metal singer, Ozzy Osbourne has indulged to excess in nearly every vice known to hedonistic rock superstars. But the so-called Prince of Darkness, renowned for his drink and drug binges, has sparked controversy after signing a deal to promote a new extravagance – online gambling. The Black Sabbath frontman has been criticised for allowing betting sites to cash in on his worldwide fame amid fears the gambling industry is using him to target middle-aged punters. The Committees of Advertising Practice has banned the use of young celebrities or animated film or television characters to endorse gambling over concerns it was attracting under age gamblers. Now NetEnt,… read more

Julian Assanges 50week prison sentence concerning United Nations says

Assange's lawyer adnd the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks talk to reporters outside Southwark Crown Court “It is equally worth noting that that prosecutor did not press any charges against Mr Assange and that, in 2017, after interviewing him in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, she discontinued investigations and brought an end to the case.”The Working Group is further concerned that Mr Assange has been detained since 11 April 2019 in Belmarsh Prison, a high-security prison, as if he were convicted for a serious criminal offence.”This treatment appears to contravene the principles of necessity and proportionality envisaged by the human rights standards.” The Working Group has previously said that Assange was arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadorian embassy and should have had his liberty restored.Assange is also fighting an extradition request by the United States for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks.The website has published thousands of classified documents, covering wide-ranging subjects including the film industry, national security and war.WikiLeaks has said Assange is living in “appalling” conditions at the prison, spending 23 hours a day in his cell.During a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court last month after he was ejected from the embassy, Assange sat silently in the dock reading a book by Gore Vidal.On Wednesday, a judge revealed his self-imposed exile had drained £16m from the public purse, largely for a round-the-clock police watch lasting three years. 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. The UN has claimed Julian Assange’s prison sentence is “disproportionate”, dismissing his skipping bail as a “minor violation”.Assange, 47, lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost seven years – a self-imposed exile which cost the taxpayer £16m.He took refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations, which he has denied.The WikiLeaks co-founder was dragged from the building by police officers last month after relations between him and the embassy soured, and he was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for a bail violation. Now rights experts from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention have criticised the length of his sentence, which was close to the maximum penalty which can be given for the offence.They have also criticised the UK authorities for jailing Assange in high-security Belmarsh Prison in south east London, where he has been detained for the last three weeks.The Working Group said in a statement today that it was “disproportionate” and they were “deeply concerned”, adding: “The Working Group is of the view that violating bail is a minor violation that, in the United Kingdom, carries a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison.”It is worth recalling that the detention and the subsequent bail of Mr Assange in the UK were connected to preliminary investigations initiated in 2010 by a prosecutor in Sweden. Assange’s lawyer and the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks talk to reporters outside Southwark Crown CourtCredit:Facundo Arrizabalaga/REX read more

Less than 75 days to worlds biggest mining equipment show

first_imgJoin 40,000 attendees heading for MINExpo INTERNATIONAL®2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch for the International Mining booth – 1967. Between September 24 and 26, MINExpo will showcase mining’s most advanced technology and services and draw more than 40,000 mining executives, engineers and operators in a record-breaking exhibition of the world’s mining industry. Hosted every four years by the National Mining Association (NMA), MINExpo puts mining on dramatic display, providing rich visuals and story lines for mining, business, energy and environmental reporters. More than 1,800 exhibitors from 35 countries will showcase a wide range of new product introductions and exhibit some of the largest mining equipment ever assembled under 850,000 square feet of exhibition space. Separate pavilions for China, Australia, Germany, Chile and Canada will highlight mining’s growing role across the world.“Mining has played a dominant role in powering the world economy,” said NMA’s President and CEO, Hal Quinn. “MINExpo is an extraordinary opportunity to see the industry that is building the future.”The event draws equipment manufacturers, mining machinery and service providers from around the world to highlight an industry that has powered industrial revolution and rapid urbanisation in the developing world and provides metals and minerals that have become indispensable for new communications and energy technologies. No wonder MINExpo 2012 will be 40% bigger than the 2008 exhibition.Leading industry figures will be on hand Monday, September 24, at the Opening Session to provide wide-ranging insights into the outlook for sustainable growth and development in the world mining economy, highlight major capital investments in new mining ventures and the quality of global ore deposits, and discuss new applications and markets for metals and minerals, as well as opportunities and challenges to the industry’s continued strong performance.MINExpo will provide the backdrop for two major annual award announcements. The 2011 winners of the annual Sentinels of Safety Awards will be announced at a luncheon on Tuesday, September 25, and the US Department of the Interior will announce its annual environmental and reclamation awards at a luncheon on Wednesday, September 26.In addition, education sessions will tackle some of the most timely and pressing issues facing mining and will be led by experts from all segments of the mining industry. www.minexpo.org.last_img read more

Bundesliga 20112012 Round 5 Kiel beat RNL – HSV had problem again

9HSG Wetzlar320185 : 80+54 : 2 14TuS N-Lübbecke4103104 : 115-112 : 6 1THW Kiel5500165 : 106+5910 : 0 10HBW Balingen-Weilstetten4202114 : 112+24 : 4 17Eintracht Hildesheim300391 : 100-90 : 6 7HSV Hamburg5302148 : 140+86 : 4 5SG Flensburg-Handewitt4301106 : 109-36 : 2 8SC Magdeburg320185 : 77+84 : 2 4TBV Lemgo4301116 : 112+46 : 2 THW Kiel winsToyota Handball Bundesliga 13VfL Gummersbach4103120 : 131-112 : 6 18TV 05/07 Hüttenberg400488 : 123-350 : 8 Pos.MannschaftSpieleSUNToreDiff.Pkt. 3MT Melsungen4301122 : 110+126 : 2 6Rhein-Neckar Löwen5302148 : 138+106 : 4 11TV Grosswallstadt4202109 : 111-24 : 4 Derby match of the Round 5 in German Toyota Handball Bundesliga was seen in Mannheim, where THW Kiel beat Rhein Neckar Lowen 30:27 (18:16) and showed that, when “Zebras” are healthy, nobody can stop them. Momir Ilic has a great role again with 7 goals, while fantastic Uwe Gensheimer on the other side scored 9.Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Stojanović, Fritz (ab 38.) – Müller (7), Schmid (2), Šešum (3) – Groetzki, Gensheimer (9/3) – Gunnarsson (5) – Roggisch, Durak (n.e.), Bielecki, Lund (1), Ruß (n.e.), Lijewski (n.e.), Abt (n.e.).THW Kiel: Omeyer, Palicka (bei einem Siebenmeter) – Andersson (5), Narcisse (2), Ilić (7/3) – Sprenger (2), Klein (6) – Ahlm (1) – Kubeš (n.e.), Zeitz (n.e.), Pálmarsson (2), Jícha (5), Lundström (n.e.), Dragićević (n.e.), Reichmann (n.e.).Weak Gummersbach showed his strentgh against HSV Hamburg 31:32 (18:15). Current Champion wins, but very tough against “Gumi” for which many prognosis before the season talked as a “former team”.HSV Handball: Bitter (8 saves, 15.-60.); Beutler (1 P., 1.-15. );  Jansen 7, Vori 6, Hens 6, B. Gille 5, Duvnjak 3, Lackovic 3, Lindberg 2/1, G. Gille, Schröder, Flohr, Vugrinec n.e., Schliedermann n.e.VfL Gummersbach: Somic ( 0 .); Rezar (6 saves); Putics 10, Pfahl 7, Schindler 5, Lützelberger 4, Wiencek 2, Zrnic 2, Anic 1, Krause,  Mahé, Eisenkrätzer n.e., Gaubatz n.e., Teppich n.e.Round 5 matches:Flensburg-Handewitt : Melsungen 28:25 (14:13)TuS N-Lübbecke : Göppingen 31:27 (16:13)Balingen-Weilstetten : Hannover-Burgdorf 32:29 (18:11)Bergischer : Großwallstadt 25:29 (9:17)Hüttenberg : Lemgo 27:29 (17:15) 16FA Göppingen5104124 : 136-122 : 8 2Füchse Berlin330086 : 80+66 : 0 12TSV Hannover-Burgdorf4103118 : 124-62 : 6 15Bergischer HC4103100 : 125-252 : 6 ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2012: Tickets are sold for Group in Nis Next Story → In Skopje EHF Champions League for 1 (One) EURO! read more

ECB continues to fund banks

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Early on Tuesday, for the third working day in a row, the European Central Bank decided to further extend the amount of money available to Greek lenders in the form of emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) by an undisclosed amount, although the deposit outflow has clearly eased.ECB President Mario Draghi reportedly reassured Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday night that Frankfurt would continue to support the Greek credit system at least until June 30, when the bailout program ends. Bankers estimate that Tuesday’s ELA extension amounted to about 1 billion euros, taking the limit close to 88 billion euros.Bank officials estimated that withdrawals on Tuesday amounted to between 100 and 200 million euros, the lowest of the last three weeks.Bank sources say that the agreement between Athens and its creditors will have to be completed by Thursday for the ECB cash flow to continue, otherwise Frankfurt may pull the plug on its funding.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Three Christian hostages in Syria killed by Isis

first_imgAccording to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Islamic State militants appear to have killed three Christian captives in Syria. The men were captured in February when Isis overran a series of Assyrian settlements in north-east Syria.Kabur river villages that were populated in the early 20th century by Assyrian Christians fleeing Turkish genocide, were raided.A video released by the Islamic group shows one of the men delivering an Isis threat.Islamists vow to kill over 200 Assyrian Christians held hostage if the militants’ demands and ransom are not met. Isis has demanded a ransom of US $100,000 for each prisoner.“We condemn this latest act of barbarism in the strongest possible terms,” an Assyrian activist network said in a statement.“The systematic ethno-religious cleansing of Assyrian/Syriac/Chaldeans continues. They are helpless. They are children. They are women. They are somebody’s father and brother. We plea and beg of the international community to intervene immediately. We have been driven out of our ancestral lands. We have been killed and crucified. The international community must act now to save lives of others kidnapped.”Source: The Guardian Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Women inspiring women

first_imgTickets for the event are $50 per person including a two-course lunch and beverages with local entertainment and door prizes.For more information please visit www.fftn.org.au or call 04 03034527. When: Sunday 6 March, 11.30 am-3.30 pm Where: Manningham Function Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram On Sunday 6 March, the Food for Thought Network, in partnership with the Manningham City Council, presents an extended International Women’s Day luncheon.Topics on the day will cover many diverse perspectives on raising awareness about the issues women face in Australia’s multicultural society, while providing opportunities for networking and social action.The speakers will hold a broadened talk on stereotypes and how that affects social engagement and interaction, sometimes leading to discriminatory assumptions. Marking 15 years since the establishment of the organisation, its founder and chair Varvara Ioannou has launched yet another inspirational dialogue featuring a number of high-calibre women.Emeritus Professor and president of the Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs will provide the keynote address, followed by a discussion with Mayor Jennifer Yang, human rights activist Tasneem Chopra, Seven Women’s CEO Stephanie Woollard and gender equality advocate Maria Dimopoulos.“Our 2016 anniversary is celebrated with a first-class event not only in terms of the speakers, but because of the content, the support from the local council, as well as the philanthropic aspect of it,” says chair Varvara Ioannou.“We take pride in having created a community organisation for women with a multicultural appeal, which has never excluded men from its functions.” One of the multiple dimensions of the organisation is how people with power can make use of that privilege to help others succeed in life and contribute back to the community. Food for Thought, having a strong development focus, supports the education and goals of a young, inspirational woman every year. “Our event sponsoree this year is Alexandra Douros, a remarkable 18-year-old Doncaster resident who is blind and has cerebral palsy and received a very high Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 92.”“Any funds raised at the event will go towards the purchase of a Braille laptop and scanner that Alexandra will need for her studies,” the chair continues.Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and worked with governments and international organisations on human rights law. Professor Triggs has focussed her presidency on the implementation in Australian law of the human rights treaties to which Australia is party, and to work with nations in the Asia Pacific region on practical approaches to human rights.Tasneem Chopra – author, consultant and curator – is also chairperson of the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights, where she works tirelessly to address the challenges Muslim women face in Australia. As an Australian Muslim of Indian-Kenyan heritage, she has put much energy into conquering stereotypes that affect minorities. Tasneem has been named by The Age as one of Melbourne’s most influential ‘Movers and Shakers’ and The Australian listed her as one of 100 Emerging Leaders. Stephanie Woollard is the founder and director of Seven Women, an award-winning social enterprise which helps train marginalised and socially isolated women in Nepal, helping them to improve their quality of life. She believes that having a realistic understanding of the causes of poverty and culture in developing countries is essential in the field of international development and a crucial ingredient for bringing peace and tolerance in a globalised world. Maria Dimopoulos is nationally and internationally recognised as an expert on gender equality and violence against women, with particular expertise in working with multicultural communities. Much of her work has been aimed at promoting and enhancing a gendered approach in the ongoing complex legal and political reform processes and in ensuring the meaningful inclusion of diverse women’s voices and perspectives in those reform processes.Jennifer Yang was first elected to Manningham City Council in January 2011 and is the current mayor for 2015/16. Jennifer is a passionate advocate for a diverse range of community issues, particularly in the areas of services for senior citizens, young families, migrants and special needs groups. She is the multicultural committee member for the Municipal Association of Victoria and an executive committee member for the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (Victoria). Jennifer also sits on a number of other committees, including the National Australian Chinese Women Association.last_img read more

More Than 1500 Live Turtles Worth Almost 100K Found in Luggage

first_imgStay on target More than 1,500 live turtles and tortoises, which were worth roughly $100,000, were recently discovered inside four pieces of abandoned luggage at a Manila airport.On Sunday, customs agents found 1,529 turtles and tortoises inside the unclaimed suitcases, which were likely left behind by a passenger traveling from Hong Kong to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The reptiles, which were alive and duct-taped, were possibly abandoned at NAIA Terminal 2 due to the Philippines’ strict policy on illegal wildlife trading, CNN Philippines reported. Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend center_img The group of exotic amniotes, which included redfoot tortoises, red-eared slider turtles, and star tortoises, would have sold for approximately $86,631, Newsweek reported. If the smugglers were caught, they could serve up to two years behind bars and pay a fine of $3,500 for illegally transporting the rare creatures.BBC noted that some of the turtles and tortoises, such as the sulcata tortoise, are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. The reptiles will now be looked after by the national Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit, while the airport continues to crackdown on illegal wildlife trade.Have you seen tortoiseshell for sale while traveling or online? Report it here and help us learn more about this trade: https://t.co/UkLLATR4PS pic.twitter.com/oVgk0nFnLo— Turtle EcoTraveler (@SEEturtles) March 1, 2019It’s unclear where these turtles and tortoises were headed to, however, illegal wildlife trade continues to be a major biodiversity issue worldwide. According to SEE Turtles, a sea turtle conservation organization, the illegal trade of eggs, meat, and shells threaten the survival of various sea turtle populations across the globe.“As trade occurs across borders between countries, monitoring illegal trade is sometimes impossible,” SEE Turtles said on its website. “Many conservation programs are underway worldwide implementing projects which bring more money to local communities in tourism dollars than they would receive from harvesting the animals.”More on Geek.com:Giant 700-Pound Alligator Found in Ditch in GeorgiaWatch: Dead Humpback Whale Found in Brazilian JungleScientists Find Owner of USB Stick Found in Frozen Seal Poolast_img read more

First ever Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal announced for WrestleMania 34

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter March 13, 2018 at 3:46 pm March 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm WhatsApp Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Cameron Huff Xavier Woods Google+ Now Playing Up Next The Miz Ronda Rousey states her UFC debut “felt bigger” than Wrestlemania main event Comments are closed. March 13, 2018 at 2:53 pm They got rid of the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal for this?! At first I was curious as to why there wasn’t a Fabulous Moolah Classic (instead of the Mae Young Classic) but after reading some articles and comments after comments I can see why. WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Batista talks about AEW not being legitimate competition, tripping during WrestleMania entrance A first ever Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal was announced during last night’s WWE RAW from Detroit for WrestleMania 34 in four weeks in New Orleans.You can check out the video package that aired on Monday introducing the match below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4upD8cJtsZ8The announcement noted that women’s wrestlers from all brands are eligible.Here is the updated card for WrestleMania 34 as of this week.WWE Universal Championship MatchBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman ReignsWWE Championship MatchAJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke NakamuraKurt Angle and Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahonWWE Intercontinental Championship – Triple Threat MatchThe Miz (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn BalorFirst ever Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle RoyalNames to be determinedSmackdown Women’s Championship MatchCharlotte Flair (c) vs. AsukaPlus, the finals of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship TournamentMatches that have yet to be finalized, but are expected includes:* John Cena vs. The Undertaker* Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax for the RAW Women’s Championship* Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal* The Bar vs. Braun Strowman and TBD for the RAW Tag Team ChampionshipsRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:29 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 assuming Andre match still on, and next year the Danny Hodge memorial for cruiserweights (sarcasm) Triple H Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Ronda Rousey To Make WWE Debut At WrestleMania Nick Noel Wayne Martin 4 COMMENTS The only good thing about this odds are is spares us a crappy Banks vs. Bayle match at mania Facebook Videos Articles Pinterest Al79 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 13, 2018 at 4:23 pm From what I have seen of her wrestling and promos, she was horrible, (Unless she wrestled before the invention of video tape) so I don’t know how she gets that honor. Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for the Superstar Shake-up, WrestleMania 35 fallout review Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Temperatures to climb back above 90 this week

first_imgBetter late than never.After waiting a little longer than usual for the arrival of summer weather this year, Vancouver can expect a relatively rare September heat wave this week, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.The temperature at Vancouver’s Pearson Field reached 91 on Tuesday — the first of what could be five consecutive days above the 90-degree mark, according to the weather service. A run like that hasn’t happened in September since 2003, said meteorologist Liana Ramirez.“It’s not unusual for us to see warm temperatures, but it is unusual to see them for a long stretch,” Ramirez said.This week’s forecast from the weather service calls for a high temperature of 92 degrees Wednesday. Thursday’s high is expected to dip to 90, then bump back up to 91 and 93 on Friday and Saturday.The reason? A strong high-pressure system will build over the Northwest in the next few days, Ramirez said. Combined with stagnant winds, that will allow temperatures to climb well above the average of about 78 for this time of year.Vancouver waited until Aug. 20 — almost two months after the official start of summer — to see its first 90-degree day of 2011. Three more followed by the end of the month.last_img read more

Driver slams into Opalocka business flees on foot

first_imgOPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida business owner is reeling after, police said, a driver smashed through his front wall and took off, Monday morning.7News cameras captured cleanup efforts at Hollymatic Sales, located along Burlington Street, in Opa-locka, hours after, the owner said, the inside of the store was reduced to rubble.The owner, Gale Mann, said he’s lucky he wasn’t working in his office at the time. “The car came through the cement wall, went all the way through my office, to the inner wall, so had I been there, I wouldn’t be here talking to you,” he said.Police said the driver took off on foot after the crash, leaving behind a passenger and a child. They are both OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Car crashes into fire rescue vehicle transporting patient in Lauderhill

first_imgLAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – A fire rescue vehicle was transporting a patient to Plantation General Hospital before a car slammed into it.The car crashed into the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue vehicle at the intersection on West Sunrise Boulevard and Northwest 31st Avenue, Friday.7Skyforce flew over the scene.According to officials, a firefighter was hurt in that crash. Three people who were in the other car also needed medical assistance.The patient that was being transported was not hurt.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of June 9 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, June 9, 2019:190693 — Benson — 26 Fairmeadow Road 190775 — Graham Estate190793 — Bids — Porous Pavement Sidewalk Shady Lane DrBurlington Self Storage Auction(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more