first_imgDera chief lodged in make-shift jail in Rohtak A special CBI court in Panchkula on Friday found Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty in a rape case. He is facing a minimum imprisonment of seven years, and can go up to life imprisonment.Holding the 50-year-old Dera chief guilty of rape, CBI judge Jagdeep Singh said the quantum of sentence would be pronounced on August 28, CBI counsel HPS Verma told reporters outside the court.A former follower had accused Singh of repeatedly raping her inside the Dera campus near Sirsa in Haryana. The incident took place in 1999. An FIR was registered in 2002. The Dera chief and the management of the sect have denied the allegations.Also Read  CBI filed the charge sheet against the Dera head in Ambala court in July 2007, about five years after the registration of the rape case. The charge sheet mentions sexual exploitation of two ‘Sadhvis’ (women followers) between 1999 and 2001.The Special CBI court framed charges against Ram Rahim under Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC in September 2008.Between 2009 and 2010, the two complainants recorded their statements before the court.The Special CBI court shifted from Ambala to Panchkula and the case against the Dera chief too was transferred to Panchkula CBI Court.In July, 2017, the court ordered daily hearing. Arguments of prosecution and defence were concluded on August 17, 2017.The judge fixed August 25 as the date for pronouncement of the verdict and Ram Rahim was directed to appear in person before the court the same day.last_img read more

first_imgARIESThe body, mind and spirit are in harmony and you experience a feeling of satisfaction. Your plans are matching with divine plans and they are likely to be perfected and completed. Success in business and love in personal relationships transforms your attitudes. Lucky number 1. Colour green. TAURUSYou are sensitive and can be thrown off balance easily in personal relationships and partnerships. Stabilize existing relationships to feel happy and relaxed. You make changes in negative and positive energies to achieve inner balance and feel rooted within. Lucky number 8. Colour pink. GEMINIYou are ambitious and can further your career with powerful energy and creativity. You climb the highest peak with a playful approach rather than a heavy one. Remain balanced to get the best response from loved ones. Witness the ups and downs you go through. Lucky number 15. Colour brown. CANCERBeware of over indulgence in emotion, food or drink. You are receptive to opportunities and people around you. Love and romance add a special flavor to your personal relationship. Creative occupations, like music, sport or theatre bring pleasure and gain. Lucky number 2. Colour yellow. LEOYou are vibrant, alive and flowering with energy today and life is full of possibilities! You are in harmony with existence and showered with blessings from everywhere. You share bliss and inner riches to add a special quality to your work and relationships. Lucky number 5. Colour green. VIRGOA financial settlement is finally made and you get some respite from anxiety. Clever maneuvers and subtle references lead to exposure of negative elements in the work area. Beware of taking a wrong decision due to over anxiety and hurriedness of action. Lucky number 4. Colour lush green. advertisementLIBRAYou glow with all the attention you receive today. You seem to control the life force to achieve impossible tasks and challenges at work and breakthroughs in difficult relationships. You are involved and happy in a great love affair. Avoid superficial people. Lucky number 11. Colour yellow. SCORPIOYou are in harmony with existence and in rhythm with life – accept this great gift and share it with others. Personal relationships are special. A single-pointed approach is important. You are receptive and intuitive in relationships. A good time to meditate! Lucky number 1. Colour green. SAGITTARIUSThis proves to be a therapeutic time as there is rest from sorrow at home, peace after war at work, and relaxation after anxiety! You are no longer caught in chaos regarding professional matters and choices but find direction. Meditation is recommended. Lucky number 4. Colour greens. CAPRICORNCentre within and heal yourself, focusing on your own priorities and emotional choices rather than worrying about others and what they want. Rejuvenation is imperative when you feel depleted. Personal relationships are loving and the family is supportive. Lucky number 6. Colour blues. AQUARIUSYou manage chores and business affairs with dexterity and speed today. Intellectual activity is rewarding. You are loving in personal relationships and considerate in family situations. A young woman or daughter is ready to make independent decisions. Lucky number 11. Colour turquoise. PISCESYou can call upon past connections to aid you in this hour of intensity at work and resolve at home. You have a charismatic aura around you that enables you to achieve tasks and get to important people. An older woman makes a big difference to your life! Lucky number 5. Colour red.last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal captain Xhaka hits back at Evra: You speak a lot of bulls***by Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal captain Granit Xhaka has hit back at Patrice Evra’s babies taunt as “bulls**t*.Xhaka was annoyed when Manchester United hero Evra called Arsenal “babies” after their 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United on Monday because the Sky Sports pundit claims they have always been fragile. “A lot of people speak too much,” fumed Xhaka. “I hear he speaks something against us.“I have a lot of respect for him because he was a great player. But you have to be careful what you say in those situations as well.”It’s not only him, it’s a lot of people. They speak a lot of bull**** about us. It’s always the same.“For me it’s strange because they were in the same situation as us. They were players as well.“Maybe sometimes we play good, sometimes not so good.”But if you speak every weekend, every game, bulls**t like this then they will not get respect for what they say.” last_img read more

first_imgQuinnen Williams of the Alabama Crimson TideATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Quinnen Williams #92 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after sacking Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs (not pictured) in the first half during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Once the national championship game was over, Quinnen Williams and other players around the country had a tough decision to make. While the star defensive lineman didn’t want to finish his collegiate career with a loss to Clemson, it’s hard for him to pass up on the opportunity of a lifetime.After putting together two impressive seasons with Alabama, Williams is ready for the NFL.The redshirt sophomore finished the year with 19.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks. His overall skillset and physical intangibles should help him translate well at the next level.It’s hard to find a legitimate pass rusher that can cause chaos from the interior of a defensive line, but Williams fits that mold.There isn’t much left for Williams to prove at Tuscaloosa, which makes his decision to forego his remaining eligibility very understandable.Not only will he finish his career with a national title, but he also won the Outland Trophy for best interior lineman in college football.Even though the consensus around the country was that Williams would leave for the draft, it wasn’t official until now.Quinnen Williams makes it official that he’s turning pro. Just a remarkable player who burst onto the scene this season to become the most dominant defensive player in CFB. “I believe it’s time for me to take the next step in my football career and declare for the draft.”— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) January 11, 2019Williams is widely considered as a top five pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and it could be argued that he’s one of the best prospects in recent years. Teams should have interest in his versatility and utter dominance, which isn’t seen by many 21-year-old athletes.Congratulations to Williams on an excellent career at Alabama.last_img read more

first_imgInvestigations into the death of a child whose family was receiving government services and a review of residential child-care facilities were among the cases addressed by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2013-14. During the year 2,260 new inquiries were made to the office. “It was a typical year,” said acting Ombudsman Christine Delisle-Brennan. “The number of cases was down slightly from 2012-13, and certain trends in the traffic of recent years continued.” Ms. Delisle-Brennan said those trends included more in-depth investigations and fewer Correctional Services cases, as more complaints by inmates are being dealt with by the institutions. She said each year a few major cases are launched at the ombudsman’s discretion. “These are mainly systemic investigations, based on similar recurring complaints. In recent years other investigations have been driven by the Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act, the province’s whistleblower legislation, for which the ombudsman is responsible.” The child death review involved more than a year of research. The review identified a fragmented government approach, communications issues and vague standards. It resulted in 13 recommendations to three government departments, including a revision of the Child Protection Services Manual to update and improve its standards, and a recommendation for a permanent child death review team. Many of the recommendations have been implemented, and work on the others continues. It is being monitored by the office. Of the 2,260 inquiries or complaints, close to half were resolved by administrative reviews, which are short investigations lasting from a few days to a few weeks. Of the 1,068 cases, 819 were resolved in discussions with complainants and the respondents mediated by ombudsman staff. These informal dispute resolutions are a large component of the ombudsman’s day-to-day operation. Ms. Delisle-Brennan said around 25 per cent of inquiries and complaints received are beyond the jurisdiction of the office. “The office provides an important public service by directing those complaints to their appropriate channels, such as federal or private oversight offices, usually with detailed contact information and explanations of the services those offices provide.” Another significant service of the ombudsman is child advocacy. In 2013-14 this included 603 meetings with youth in the care and custody of provincial government departments. An informal approach to resolution also is used in those cases, usually involving face-to-face meetings with complainants and supervisory staff. Ombudsman cases are carried out confidentially to protect the privacy of complainants and encourage people to come forward. However, under the Ombudsman Act, the ombudsman has the discretion to make investigation reports public in circumstances where the public interest or the interests of parties involved warrant publication. FOR BROADCAST USE Investigations into the death of a child whose family was receiving government services and a review of residential child-care facilities were among the cases addressed by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2013-14. During the year 2,260 new inquiries were made to the office. Acting Ombudsman Christine Delisle-Brennan says it was a typical year. She says the number of cases was down slightly from 2012-13, and certain trends in the traffic of recent years continued. Those trends included fewer Correctional Services cases, as more complaints by inmates are being dealt with by the institutions. Of the 2,260 inquiries or complaints close to half were resolved by administrative reviews, which are short investigations. Most of them were resolved in discussions with complainants and the respondents mediated by ombudsman staff. This is a large component of the ombudsman’s day-to-day operation. -30-last_img read more

first_imgThis summer, Tourism Nova Scotia is teaming up with Food Network Canada to showcase Nova Scotia’s outstanding culinary scene on a brand-new show, Big Food Bucket List. In this original series from Corus Studios, John Catucci host of You Gotta Eat Here!, will take viewers along as he checks the most buzz-worthy culinary stops off his bucket list. Tourism Nova Scotia joins as a sponsor for three episodes this season, providing Mr. Catucci with restaurant recommendations for dishes that highlight Nova Scotia’s culinary culture and connection to the sea. “Nova Scotia is rightly earning a reputation as a culinary hotspot, and we can’t wait to showcase the amazing things happening here to motivate visitors to come taste for themselves,” said Joann Fitzgerald, chief marketing officer, Tourism Nova Scotia. The sponsorship also includes ads airing during the show and digital advertising on FoodNetwork.ca, including a homepage takeover on the show’s website and social media promotion. The stops include: “At The Canteen, we take a tremendous amount of pride in transforming local products into mouth-watering dishes. It’s for this reason that it’s so exciting to have the opportunity to showcase Nova Scotia’s incredible culinary products to an audience outside of the province,” said Renée Lavallée, co-owner and head chef. “We had a blast filming this show and showing John why Nova Scotia is truly bucket list worthy.” Viewers can visit http://foodnetwork.ca to learn more about the series, find featured restaurants through an interactive map, exclusive recipes, behind the scenes content, and watch full episodes after broadcast. Sugar Moon Farm, Earltown, Colchester Co., featuring pancakes made with local, red fife flour topped with wild blueberries, and Sugar Moon’s own sticky maple syrup. Episode 11 airing on June 28 at 10 p.m. The Canteen, Dartmouth, featuring Digby scallops and the Crobster – chock full of tender lobster meat and succulent snow crab. Episode 12 airing June 28 at 10:30 p.m. King of Donair, Halifax, featuring the traditional tastes and spices of the original King of Donair recipe — perfected in 1973. Episode 14 airing on July 5 at 10:30 p.m. last_img read more

RIM subscribers, cash to be closely watched in Q3 results reported today by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 20, 2012 4:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WATERLOO, Ont. – Today is the last peek the market will have into RIM’s financials before it releases its much anticipated new line of smartphones in the new year.Research In Motion posts its third-quarter after markets close.Analysts will closely be watching the company’s cash volume and subscriber numbers after the BlackBerry-maker surprised in the last quarter with better-than-expected numbers on both fronts.RIM has already said it expects to report an operating loss in the third quarter.Analysts are expecting a quarterly loss of 32 cents per adjusted share on revenue of $2.6 billion.On Jan. 30, the company (TSX:RIM) will unveil a new line of smartphones running its latest operating system.The launch will see the Waterloo, Ont., smartphone pioneer enter the most important months of its history — ones that will likely determine whether RIM survives in its existing form.The company is working through the transition to its next generation of BlackBerry smartphones and a cost reduction plan.In the second quarter, RIM said it had 80 million subscribers at the end of the quarter, an increase of about 2 million from the previous three months.With the company heading into uncertain territory in the new year, RIM’s stock price has traded erratically.Since falling to its lowest level in about a decade in September, the company’s shares have surged about 125 per cent, helped by a number of analyst upgrades.This year, RIM has watched its market share in North America dramatically fall to about four per cent as the BlackBerry became an afterthought in the face of Apple’s iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S3.And while other companies debuted new devices, RIM was forced to push the launch of its BlackBerry 10 operating system and new phones into next year, missing the crucial back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons.The company has also made significant reductions across its operations, closing facilities, severing ties with certain manufacturers and announcing plans to lay off 5,000 workers across its global operations in an effort to save $1 billion by the end of its fiscal year. read more

“The occupation, now nearing half a century, is not acceptable morally, politically, strategically – humanly,” Mr. Ban told the American Jewish Committee Global Forum in a video message.“I know many of you fully recognize that no interests are truly served by maintaining the status quo,” he added.In his message, Mr. Ban also reiterated support for “the two-State solution”, referring to the internationally endorsed plan for both Israel and Palestine to live side by side in peace within secure borders. The plan is championed by the US Government and Secretary of State, John Kerry, who addressed the AJC earlier today.“The United Nations will do all it can to help resume a meaningful peace process,” Mr. Ban said.Mr. Ban spoke in May separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, stressing the need for the parties to create the conditions conducive to resuming meaningful negotiations. He has repeatedly stated that 2013 will be a critical year for the peace process, and urged both leaders to make a concerted push to salvage the two-State solution.Addressing the World Leaders Plenary, Mr. Ban noted that this year’s forum takes place amid crisis across the Middle East stemming from the Syrian conflict. Since it started in March 2011, the fighting between the Syrian Government and opposition forces seeking to oust President Bashar Al-Assad has killed more than 70,000 people, and left 6.8 million people in need. In addition, the UN estimates that some 1.5 million Syrians have fled their country to escape conflict.“All those providing arms, or thinking of providing arms, must be mindful that this conflict will note be resolved through military means,” Mr. Ban said. “The current window of diplomatic opportunity is the best change for a negotiated solution we have had in nearly a year.”Secretary-General Ban is supporting a diplomatic solution to the conflict through the Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States on the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi.Mr. Ban also noted that for there has been firing across the Golan disengagement lines for the first time in decades. UN peacekeepers have been in the area monitoring the 1974 disengagement accord between Syria and Israel following their 1973 war. Dozens of UN peacekeepers in the area have also been seized and safely released. read more

Melissa Payne was killed 9 years ago during a robberyAfter almost a decade on the run, a thirty-five year-old mason of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo was on Thursday morning arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where he was charged with the capital offence of murder.The charge stated that Sylvester Vanderhyden on November 5, 2008, at Agricola East Bank Demerara, murdered Melissa Angela Payne.According to reports, the twenty-seven-year-old woman was fatally shot after she attempted to put up a fight with gunmen who carried out a brazen attack on her and a male companion on the fateful day, around 8:30am as the couple were making their way to Georgetown.The pair had encountered mechanical problems and had exited the canter truck in which they were travelling when they were accosted by several armed men who relieved them of a bag containing some $110,000 cash along with a quantity of jewelry.It was during the woman’s reluctance to hand over her hand bag that she was shot by one of the perpetrators, the men thereafter made good their escape.Payne’s companion who was named as David Fraser reported flagging down a motorist who transported the bleeding woman to the hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.News of the woman’s death sent shock waves throughout the Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara, community of the deceased. Fraser was  hospitalized, shortly after the incident, he suffered a heart attack when the gruesome reality finally hit him.A few days after the incident, several men were arrested and Jermine Savory of Agricola East Bank Demerara was charged with the murder of Payne after he allegedly cracked under pressure and admitted to his involvement in the crime. Savory however, denied ever firing the lethal shot at the woman.The accused also known as “Ja Ja” was jointly charged with several other high profile inmates including two suspects in the Bartica and Lusignan massacres in early 2009, for attempting a daring jailbreak on the dawn of December 28, 2008 at the local Camp Street Penitentiary.The master plan was nonetheless thwarted by the quick response of prison authorities along with the Joint Services, ultimately leading to their apprehension.The circumstances surrounding the recent arrest of Vanderhyden remains sketchy, and he was not required to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him by the Chief Magistrate. The unrepresented man was remanded to prison until May 10, when the matter is expected to continue at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSuspect in 2008 Agricola murder of woman further remandedOctober 11, 2018In “Court”Man to spend 15 years behind bars for 2008 Agricola murderJanuary 15, 2018In “Court”BREAKING: Woman confesses to have plotted father’s murderApril 29, 2016In “Crime” read more

first_imgPrimary Metals has entered into a support agreement with Sojitz Corp pursuant to which Sojitz will make a formal take-over bid to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Primary. Primary’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved the proposed transaction and will recommend that shareholders tender their shares to the offer. Capital West Partners, Primary’s financial adviser, has provided an opinion to Primary’s Board that the consideration to be received under the offer is fair from a financial point of view to Primary’s shareholders. Primary owns a 100% interest in the Panasqueira tungsten mine in Portugal, which is currently producing wolframite concentrates containing some 100,000 MTUs of tungsten trioxide per annum, with further improvements underway. Panasqueira has a long history of production of high-quality wolframite concentrates and is the dominant producer of high-grade tungsten concentrates outside China. Further information is available under Primary’s profile at www.sedar.com and on www.primarymetals.ca Sojitz, one of Japan’s leading trading companies, is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with revenues of C$42 billion, net assets of C$4.2 billion and a market capitalization of C$5.3 billion. Sojitz conducts its operations in 50 countries through approximately 500 consolidated subsidiaries and affiliated companies with over 19,000 employees worldwide. Its business activities cover machinery and aerospace, energy and mineral resources, chemicals and plastics, real estate development, forest products and consumer lifestyle-related business. Further information at www.sojitz.comlast_img read more

first_imgI believe the Government is actively undermining the ethos of ‘A Vision for Change’ which envisaged that service users would be included in policy formation and decisions making.I have received information which effectively the National Service Users Executive is being shut out of the process to the point that they can no longer function.Keaveney said that it simply was not good enough, stating, “we cannot tolerate a situation where the promised 250-280 new mental health staff is delayed, along with unfilled posts outstanding from 2013, is put on the long finger”.Conor Cusack: ‘By me talking about this part of my life, I am being true to myself’>Calls to St Patrick’s mental health support line up by almost one third> JUST 137 POSTS – 70 per cent – of the 459 community mental health posts were filled as of Novemeber 2013.According to new figures from Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health Colm Keaveney, just 30 per cent of posts for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services have been filled.The figures obtained by Keaveney can be seen here.Keaveney said he found the figures “very worrying” in light that as of the end of September, 413 children were over a year on a waiting list for a first appointment.“That is 413 children in some level of mental distress waiting over a year to be seen,” he said, adding that Ireland’s mental health services are stretched to the limit.He said the government is cherry picking from ‘A Vision for Change’, selecting aspects that save money and dragging its feet on areas that require extra investment.Children Figures show that only 24 posts have been filled out of 79 specifically allocated for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) which is running at 13 per cent above the anticipated level.He added:last_img read more

first_img Updated Jun 19th 2018, 1:15 PM Cork City’s Kieran Sadlier, Sean McLoughlin and Steven Beattie. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOCORK CITY WILL venture to Poland next month when they represent Ireland in the first qualifying round of the 2018/19 Champions League.The Leesiders, who won their first SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title in 12 years last season, were drawn against Legia Warsaw this morning in Nyon, Switzerland.City are due to have home advantage in the first leg on 10/11 July, with the return leg taking place in Warsaw on 17/18 July — although those details have yet to be finalised.Should they manage to overcome Legia Warsaw, John Caulfield’s side will advance to a tie in the second qualifying round against Spartak Trnava (Slovakia) or HŠK Zrinjski Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina). Those legs are scheduled for 24/25 July and 31 July/1 August.City, who were unseeded in the initial draw, will certainly be underdogs against Legia Warsaw, but they are guaranteed at least one more round of European football this season irrespective of the outcome.If they are eliminated from the first qualifying round in the Champions League, the current Premier Division champions and leaders will automatically enter the third qualifying round of the Europa League thanks to the luck of the draw.All beaten teams in the first qualifying round of the Champions League are entered into the Europa League’s second qualifying round. However, an imbalance in the number of teams involved meant that a draw took place for one club to receive a bye to the third qualifying round instead. That will be the losers of the Cork City-Legia Warsaw tie. Legia Warsaw took on Dundalk at the Aviva Stadium in August 2016. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOLegia Warsaw have been crowned Polish champions in five of the last six seasons. They denied Dundalk a place in the group stages of the Champions League in 2016/17, as well as getting the better of St Patrick’s Athletic in the second qualifying round in 2014/15. Tuesday 19 Jun 2018, 1:15 PM Short URL https://the42.ie/4078582 26,834 Views 20 Comments Jun 19th 2018, 11:22 AM center_img Share19 Tweet Email The club, who play at the 31,800-capacity Polish Army Stadium, currently have two players involved at the World Cup — Poland defenders Michał Pazdan and Artur Jędrzejczyk.Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City will all discover their Europa League opponents when those draws take place tomorrow at 11am.Elsewhere in today’s Champions League first qualifying round draw, Scottish champions Celtic were paired with Armenian champions FC Alashkert. The winner of that tie will face Valur (Iceland) or Rosenborg (Norway) in the second qualifying round.The only thing Kane hasn’t done is score in August – Southgate‘Football doesn’t give room for any of this’ – Babayaro hits out at ‘fashionista’ Eagles at World Cup By Paul Dollery Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Cork City face daunting task against Polish kingpins in Champions League opener However, a stroke of luck means the losers receive a bye to the Europa League’s third qualifying round.last_img read more

first_imgDes animaux pour tondre les espaces vertsL’association Entretien nature et territoire invite élus locaux et professionnels à remplacer les tondeuses par des animaux, pour un entretien écologique des espaces verts. “Adoptez les tondeuses du futur” argue l’organisme qui lancera ce jeudi 15 mars ses premières “rencontres de l’éco-pastoralisme”.Le 15 mars prochain, l’assocation Entretien nature et territoire organisera en Mayenne ses premières rencontres de l’éco-pastoralisme. L’organisme prône l’utilisation d’animaux, comme les moutons, les chèvres, les vaches ou les ânes, pour remplacer les machines d’entretien des espaces verts.À lire aussiLe chat de Pallas, un félin sauvage aussi irrésistible que méconnuUne solution écologique qui sera présentée et expliquée lors de ces rencontres réunissant experts, entreprises, élus locaux, techniciens des espaces verts, et bureaux d’études en aménagement ou en environnement. Des éleveurs de races anciennes seront également présents jeudi à l’Ecoparc de La Gravelle. “Les races anciennes, délaissées car peu productives, sont privilégiées, parce qu’elles sont rustiques, demandent peu de suivi, ont peu d’exigences, et peuvent entretenir des espaces verts de faible qualité fourragère” a expliqué à l’AFP le président de l’association fondée en 2010, Pierre-Alexandre Noury.Ce colloque est avant tout destiné aux professionnels ayant de vastes espaces à entretenir, précise-t-il. Il vise à les convaincre de suivre la voie déjà ouverte dans plusieurs communes françaises. C’est notamment le cas de Grigny et Viry-Chatillon, communauté d’agglomérations des Lacs d’Essonne, qui a loué de mai à octobre une vingtaine de chèvres des fossés, rapporte l’AFP. Cette race rare a été choisie pour sa grande docilité. “On veut remplacer les tondeuses mais aussi voir, dans quelques années, quel retour il y a en termes de plantes, d’animaux et d’insectes, quand les lames ne passent pas et que le fumier procure des engrais naturels”, souligne Anne-Sophie Carnuccini, directrice de l’entretien des espaces publics de la communauté d’agglomérations.Des initiatives similaires sont également nées à Issy les Moulineaux où huit moutons d’Ouessant sont utilisés pour tondre des espaces, comme à Sceaux qui s’est dotée de 25 moutons des landes de Bretagne. Le 17 mars 2012 à 12:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgChristensen Shipyards, the luxury yacht builder in Vancouver, is set to close its receivership after two years.A Clark County Superior Court judge finalized the settlement Friday, allowing the disbursal of $6.1 million to more than 600 claimants who went unpaid as the company struggled.The receiver, Miles Stover, called the decision a success, considering the number of companies and people involved.“If you have any experience in this world, this was a very successful case,” he said. Stover expects to officially end the receivership in the next two months.Christensen Shipyards Ltd. struggled in the aftermath of the recession. The company was nearly bankrupted in early 2015 when several companies filed lawsuits claiming they were owed for supplies and services.Most of the claims will pay out 72 cents on the dollar, said Albert Kennedy, of the Portland law firm Tonkon Torp. He added the monthslong wait was due largely to the sheer number of claims that needed to be negotiated.Four large companies received their settlements, which amounted to a combined $2 million, last June, Kennedy said. Some 120 employees were awarded $400,000 total for unpaid benefits including vacation pay and sick pay; as well as taxes paid to government agencies.last_img read more

first_imgBusiness name: Shorty’s Garden and Home.Owner and general manager: Colin Mahoney.Address: 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver and 705 N.E. 199th St., Ridgefield.o Each week, The Columbian offers a brief snapshot of an interesting Clark County business. Send ideas to Mary Ricks: mary.ricks@columbian.com; fax 360-735-4598; phone 360-735-4550.What the business does: Shorty’s is a locally owned and operated, multilocation retail garden center company. It offers a broad array of flowers and soils, pottery, trees and shrubs, and garden treatments and fertilizers. For 42 years, Shorty’s has been independently and family run, focusing on high-quality plant material, solution-based customer service and community involvement. The business is founded on a vision of engaging customers, offering advice and plants suggestions that are appropriate for the Pacific Northwest climate.Steps to build your business as the economy recovers: Colin Mahoney said his nursery is expanding services and selection. He is seeing an increased interest in home care and gardening as homeowners and hobbyists alike take measures to improve their outdoor living spaces, home appearance or favorite flower bed.Greatest challenge: Given the fickle spring weather in the Pacific Northwest, Mahoney has to balance his inventory, timing and offerings to appropriately respond to the “last frost” dates, spring rain and customer interest.Favorite part of the job: Mahoney said he sells products that make people happy. His customers make purchases that are for their personal enjoyment rather than to fulfill a need. Mahoney said it is hard to have a bad day when people are shopping for things they want.last_img read more

first_imgLAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – Lauderhill police are searching for two subjects who lured their victim to a hold up via Craigslist.According to Lauderhill police, the armed robbery took place in the parking lot of a Bank of America, near Northwest 44th Street and Inverrary Boulevard, just after 11 a.m., Wednesday.Police said the victim came to the bank under the pretense of purchasing a car from someone he met on Craigslist. When the so-called seller arrived, he robbed the victim of a large sum of cash he had brought to the scene.A second suspect driving a getaway car helped the armed robber escape.Note: an earlier version of this story said the bank was robbed. This never happened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgGaza StripIsraeli tank fire at an Islamic Jihad observation post killed two Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday, the enclave’s health ministry and sources from the militant movement said.The ministry identified those killed as Hussein al-Amour, 25, and Abdul Haleem al-Naqa, 28. The incident happened east of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, a ministry spokesman said. Israel’s military said in a statement that the tank fire came after soldiers detonated an explosive device that had been placed near the border fence, targeting its troops.Separately on Saturday night, Israeli aircraft struck two targets belonging to Islamist movement Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, but there were no reports of casualties. The military said the operation was in response to a brief incursion across the border earlier in the day by Palestinians who immediately fled back into Gaza. It added that the strike was also in retaliation for repeated Palestinian attempts to damage the border fence and “security infrastructure” during ongoing border protests.At least 118 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip since mass protests and clashes broke out on March 30, according to figures from the Gazan health ministry.No Israelis have been killed during that time.Low-level demonstrations along the border have continued since protests peaked on May 14, when at least 61 Palestinians died as tens of thousands of Gazans protested the US moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Israel says its actions are necessary to defend the border and stop mass incursions into its territory.It accuses Hamas, with whom it has fought three wars since 2008, of seeking to use the protests as cover to carry out violence.last_img read more

first_img By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Share This! TagsCatholic bishops data Fox News homepage featured Pew,You may also like By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins News • Photos of the Week Catholicismcenter_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — When Catholic bishops want to know what’s going on in the world, they’re likely to tune in to Fox News.Their parishioners, however, appear to prefer CNN.Newly revealed data reported by the National Catholic Reporter shows that news-watching habits of Catholic bishops seem to skew significantly more conservative than American Catholics overall, hinting at a potential ideological disconnect between hierarchy and laity in the church.NCR recently reported on a 2016 survey of U.S. Catholic bishops, detailing everything from geographic distribution to the clerics’ sleeping habits. That survey, which interviewed active and retired bishops and was published earlier this year in the book Catholic Bishops in the United States: Church Leadership in the Third Millennium, revealed some surprising details about the news habits of the American Catholic hierarchy — ones that appear to contrast starkly with Catholics overall.According to the survey, almost half (47%) of U.S. bishops said they preferred to watch news on the Fox News channel, compared to 33% who listed CNN and only 4% who named MSNBC.In addition, more than a third (38%) of bishops say they regularly read The New York Times, followed by The Wall Street Journal (24%), USA Today (23%), and The Washington Post (6%). Eighty-eight percent read a local newspaper.While not a direct comparison, data from Pew Research suggests the bishops’ news habits are out of step with those of American Catholics overall.“News sources among U.S. Catholics.” Graphic courtesy of Pew Research CenterAccording to data compiled in 2014 by Pew Research and made available to Religion News Service this week, one of the most popular sources for government and politics news among U.S. Catholics was CNN, with 43% noting it as something they watched within the past week. It was followed closely by Fox News (42%), and MSNBC also claimed 28% — significantly more than the 4% mentioned among bishops.Only 12% of Catholics said they had read The New York Times recently, while 9% said they read The Wall Street Journal.There are points of agreement, however.Only 6% of American Catholics listed The Washington Post as a source for government and politics news — the same percentage of bishops who said they read the paper on a regular basis. And Catholics overall share the hierarchy’s passion for local news: 53% of Catholics said they got their news about government and politics from local television news in the past week.Overall, the news habits of U.S. Catholics in the 2014 Pew survey appeared to correlate roughly with Americans as a whole, only fluctuating a few percentage points in either direction depending on the news source. The one possible exception may be the apparent Catholic affinity for NBC News. About a third (37%) of Americans overall listed it as a source for government and politics news, whereas 45% of Catholics said the same.Both surveys — the 2016 bishops study and the 2014 Pew survey — are older, and questions were not asked the same way.Even so, evidence suggests that when it comes to news, bishops and their flocks may live in different bubbles. Jack Jenkins Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering U.S. Catholics and the intersection of religion and politics.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Share This! Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,To DC Dykes, the Star of David is a nationalist symbol; to Jews it’s a sign of f … Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! News Share This! In northern Nigeria, Muslims and Christians take small steps toward reconciliation Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more