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More than one in four human trafficking victims in Canada is under

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first_imgOTTAWA – A new Statistics Canada report suggests the majority of human trafficking victims in Canada are women and girls younger than 25, while most of the people charged with the crimes are men between 18 and 34.The report on police-reported human trafficking says there were 340 reported incidents of human trafficking in 2016, up from 50 in 2009, the first year these statistics started being kept.It describes a rate of one incident of human trafficking for nearly every 100,000 people, the highest incidence rate ever in Canada. The report also suggests the true rate is likely far higher, given the high level of victim vulnerability and the fact such crimes often go unreported.Between 2009 and 2016, 865 victims of human trafficking became known to police, 95 per cent of them female and 72 per cent under the age of 25.The report says children under the age of 18 accounted for more than a quarter of the victims, while one-third were trafficked over international borders.Two-thirds of the accused in the police-reported cases were male, and 80 per cent were between the ages of 18 and 34, the report says.Alberta Conservative MP Arnold Viersen, one of the co-chairs of a new all-party parliamentary group to end human trafficking, said the report confirms the global trends showing human trafficking is getting worse, and that the victims are most often female.“In Canada we are seeing as the awareness grows we definitely see more reporting of it but that doesn’t mean it’s not also following the global trend and increasing,” Viersen said.A parliamentary committee recently concluded a study of human trafficking — a problem the federal government is determined to address, said Scott Bardsley, spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.“This terrible crime exploits human vulnerability created by poverty, racism, conflict and lack of social support networks,” Bardsley said.Viersen said a national action plan is urgently needed. Canada launched a national action plan in 2012, but it expired in 2016. The government spent two years evaluating that plan, reported on that evaluation late last year and is in the process of developing a new one, Bardsley said.In this year’s federal budget, Ottawa announced about $2.9 million a year to establish a national human trafficking hotline to report cases to police, connect victims with help and collect data on the problem.Another $86 million was set aside for Canada’s strategy against gender-based violence, Bardsley said.The U.S. State Department’s annual report on human trafficking around the world was published June 29, and praised Canada’s ongoing efforts to combat the problem. It did, however, lament the lack of a national strategy, and the fact the number of convictions in Canada has been steadily declining for three years, even as the number of reported incidents went up.That report says in 2016, 107 people were charged with human trafficking in 68 cases and 10 convictions. In 2017, 78 people were charged in 47 cases, with five convictions.The cases of nearly 300 accused remain before the courts, the U.S. report.last_img read more

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Marrakech: Monkey Attacks Tourist in Jamaa El Fna Square

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Rabat – A South Korean tourist was attacked by a monkey in Jamaa El Fna square on Monday, June 1 9in the tourism spot’s second recent major incident .Al Massae reported on Thursday that the tourist suffered injuries to her hand and had to be taken to a private clinic to receive treatment, including injections to prevent potential diseases.An investigation has since been opened to determine the circumstances of the incident. A 46-year old snake charmer based in Jmaa el Fna died recently after a snake bit him and transmitted poisonous venom. A rumor has since circulated that the local authorities plan to ban snake charmers in the square.

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Lebanon UNICEF pledges continued aid one year after conflict

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One year after conflict erupted in southern Lebanon, ongoing political instability and security threats continue to hamper the progress of children there, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, pledging ongoing efforts to address their plight. “We can see visible signs of recovery from the 2006 conflict, such as the rebuilding of water reservoirs and children completing their school year,” said Roberto Laurenti, UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, where Israel and Hizbollah fought a war for 34 days.He pointed out that the suffering of children is not always evident but must be addressed. “Emotional recovery takes much longer than rebuilding a bridge, and in a country in chronic crisis, this will be a long-term, ongoing process.” UNICEF noted in a news release that the past several months have seen bombing incidents throughout the country and conflict and resulting displacement in Palestinian refugee camps in the north, provoking a renewed sense of insecurity and anxiety for Lebanon’s children. The agency pledged today to continue helping the children of Lebanon, including through continued efforts to improve water quality in villages, enhance the quality of education, strengthen the primary health care system and foster peace and tolerance by providing opportunities for children and youth to interact with peers from different religious, political and social backgrounds. “Children throughout Lebanon now live their lives under the constant shadow of political instability, and all of us – from humanitarian organizations to families, from the private sector to government decision-makers – need to keep children’s wellbeing in the forefront of our minds. Together we are responsible for their road to the future,” said Mr. Laurenti. The 2006 war, which began on 12 July, killed more than 1,100 people in Lebanon and forced 900,000 to flee their homes in the south of the country, according to the Government of Lebanon. UNICEF was among the agencies rushing aid to thousands of children affected, providing safe drinking water, emergency health and hygiene kits, and essential pediatric medicines, measles and polio vaccinations.The agency also helped to assist families returning to their homes after the hostilities ceased, bolstering water supply systems to benefit more than 300,000 people, vaccinating more than 300,000 children against polio providing learning materials to 400,000 students, and training more than 600 people to help children recover from distress. 12 July 2007One year after conflict erupted in southern Lebanon, ongoing political instability and security threats continue to hamper the progress of children there, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, pledging ongoing efforts to address their plight. read more

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Government insists will continue to defend Sri Lankas sovereignty

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He said the Government will also affirm the honor of the institutions of the army, navy and the air force, and project their professionalism including in UN peacekeeping missions, and increase their opportunities for collaboration with the best militaries in the world, by investigating allegations and prosecuting any abuse that may have taken place in accordance with the due process of the law. Samaraweera said that nothing more and nothing less is what the Government is committed to do for all the people of Sri Lanka. “We will, in this journey, work with the international community. They will be our partners as they have always been. They will also be our witness as well as supporters of this solemn undertaking, and they will tell our story so that others too in this world can learn from Sri Lanka’s example of reconciliation,” he said.The Finance Minister said that the journey toward reconciliation will continue. The Government will continue to defend Sri Lanka’s sovereignty by reaffirming the commitments to seek durable reconciliation and promote and protect human rights of all, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today.He said the Government will ensure justice through the national system, in free and fraternal cooperation with experts of other nations going through similar transitions, based on Sri Lanka’s requirements. He said the people of Sri Lanka are tired of pessimists and compulsive liars and fear mongers.The Minister says the people know that their future lies not in fear but in truth and that the economic prosperity of the nation depends on achieving sustainable peace, non-recurrence of conflict, strengthening the rule of law and democracy, and protecting and upholding the rights and dignity of all, and in working towards Sri Lanka’s goals together and in partnership with all the countries of the world and international organisations in which Sri Lanka is a member. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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UNICEF urges Tamil Tigers to stop recruiting child soldiers in Sri Lanka

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In a report on children affected in 2003 by Sri Lanka’s civil war, UNICEF noted that the LTTE recruited 709 children during the year – nearly half between August and October.The report stated that over the same period the LTTE released 202 children either directly to their families, or to the transit centre that was opened by UNICEF in Kilinochchi in Sri Lanka’s northeast in October.But UNICEF added it was aware, from reports submitted by families, that the LTTE still had 1,301 children serving with them.In August, the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE agreed to a UNICEF action plan to monitor, report and tackle violations of child rights in the country’s northeast. The Kilinochchi transit centre was set up as part of the plan.UNICEF’s report estimates that 50,000 children in the northeast are not attending school and about 140,000 have been displaced from their homes. The agency has called for an influx of teachers, health staff and social welfare workers to help local children.The Sri Lankan Government is engaged in a peace process with the LTTE after two decades of civil war. The LTTE are concentrated mostly in the north and east and are seeking greater autonomy. read more

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Airdrops in Syria continue as UN mediator meets with Iranian official in

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“I came to Tehran to meet Deputy [Foreign] Minister Amir-Abdollahian because this is part of the preparation for the Geneva resumption of its talks, which are expected to take place already on the 13th,” UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura told reporters.“What we discussed was how the future intra-Syrian talks – because they are among Syrians – can be effective,” he explained. “We agreed that what is very important is that cessation of hostilities continues, that humanitarian aid reaches every Syrian, in particular of course those besieged areas, but every Syrian, and three that a political process leading to a political transition is now crucially urgent.”Meanwhile, in Geneva, UN humanitarian agencies briefed the press on relief activities. World Food Programme (WFP) spokesperson, Bettina Luescher, said another successful airdrop was conducted over Deir ez-Zor this morning, following the first successful airdrop on Sunday. This included rice, chick peas and beans, and 26 pallets – enough for 2,000 people for one month.Ms. Luescher noted that over the past few weeks, WFP has been conducting trial airdrops in Jordan and has changed the types of parachutes being used as well as the packaging of the commodities and the altitude. Excellent cooperation with several partners from the international community had been key, she highlighted. In addition, WFP reported that meteorological data has been received from several sources including the United Kingdom, Jordan, Russia and Syria. The agency said it is grateful for support from Russian, Canadian and US-based parachute companies for sourcing, technical guidance and mission planning, and reiterated its call for the lifting of all sieges to allow regular humanitarian access. Briefing on the latest trip to Syria by the head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), agency spokesperson Leonard Doyle said Director-General William Lacy Swing spent three days in the country visiting Homs and other parts of rural Damascus.Mr. Swing appealed for humanitarian access and increased international aid, and met with the UN country team, Special Envoy Mr. de Mistura, as well as 200 IOM staff. A meeting also took place with Syrian government officials on issues of humanitarian access to besieged towns and cross-border access for humanitarian convoys. read more

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Police accused of cynically smearing the reputation of Sir Edward Heath

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first_imgTeri Pengilley He added: “As far as I’m concerned I worked very closely with Edward Heath for a number of years and I never had the slightest indication that there was anything inappropriate about his behaviour, and I’m horrified to think that the police have continued to try to dig up things about something which I think is totally false.”Sir Richard Needham, who served as a Tory MP between 1979 and 1997 and was a close friend of Sir Edward, said: “This feels like it is becoming very political as far as the police are concerned. This has been a smear from day one.“This is a man who has been dead for more than ten years and for the ten years before that was incapable of doing anything.“This is traducing the reputation of an extraordinary man who served his country with great distinction.” I think most people would say that this is very unfair , and not in keeping with the principles of the English legal systemLincoln Seligman 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. Wiltshire police have been accused of cynically smearing the reputation of Sir Edward Heath in order to fend off mounting criticism of its long running child abuse probe.Friends of the former Prime Minister described the timing of an announcement that two people had been arrested as “suspect” and accused the force of playing politics in order to protect its own interests.Operation Conifer was launched in August 2014 to investigate allegations of paedophilia against Sir Edward, despite the fact he died in 2005.With the cost of the investigation spiralling to almost £700,000, critics had called for the probe to be shut down.But just days after Sir Richard Henriques published his damning report in the Metropolitan Police’s handling of VIP child abuse probes, Wiltshire Police announced it had made two arrests.The two suspects were understood to have been questioned and bailed several months ago and Wiltshire Police refused to give any further information about where the arrests had taken place or what they had been arrested on suspicion of. Sir Edward’s godson, Lincoln Seligman, said the investigation was in danger of stepping outside the principles of the English legal system.He told the Daily Telegraph: “The timing of this announcement is clearly suspect. The arrests ,which happened months ago  , may well have emerged from  the broader investigation into Edward Heath . But the police do not say whether  there is an actual connection between the arrested individuals and Edward Heath. Their silence now is rather ironic given their ill-considered  broadcasts to all and sundry at the beginning of this business.“This continued obfuscation by the police in not revealing what they know, even if it would have no adverse impact on the investigation or potential prosecutions,  is continuing to damage  Heath’s reputation .“I think most people would say that this is very unfair , and not in keeping with the principles of the English legal system.”Lord Aldington, whose father was a close friend of Sir Edward, and who knew him from childhood, also questioned the decision of the police to appeal for “victims” to come forward.He said: “The way this investigation began with the appeal outside Arundells was reprehensible and not up to the standards one expects in British policing.“Once can’t criticise the force for investigating allegations, but one can question whether they are doing so with an appropriate measure of proportionality, speed and scepticism.”center_img Lincoln Seligman, Sir Edward Heath's godson, has questioned the police investigation Lincoln Seligman, Sir Edward Heath’s godson, has questioned the police investigationCredit:Teri Pengilley Teri PengilleyCredit:James Jackson Sources at Wiltshire Police admitted that the decision to release the information about the arrests had been done to “reassure the public”, amid mounting criticism of the investigation’s progress.But supporters of Sir Edward said such tactics were serving to further traduce the reputation of a man who had served his country with distinction and who deserved better.Lord Prior, one of the last surviving members of Heath’s cabinet, said: “There are a number of us who are very, very upset about it and we think that the police have better things to do than this – it’s utterly ridiculous.“I just hope that the police can be brought to their senses and told to just leave it alone.”last_img read more

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Cookery programmes must do more to save the curry trade Asian food

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Judges Oliver Peyton, Andi Oliver, Matthew Fort of the Great British MenuCredit:Malou Burger  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. “Television programmes should be more inclusive of Asian cooking so young chefs do not just see traditional French cooking styles. Programmes like Masterchef and Great British Menu should promote the British curry, which is in fact a highly complex cooking technique and part of our British food heritage.” Judges Oliver Peyton, Andi Oliver, Matthew Fort of the Great British Menu John Torode and Gregg Wallace of Masterchef, which holds a ‘professionals’ seriesCredit:BBC The Bangladeshi-born businessman, who owns a restaurant in Epsom, Surrey, and was awarded an MBE for services to the catering business, urged television bosses to show how Asian spices and cooking techniques can be just as sophisticated as French cuisine.“Most cookery television programmes promote traditional French cooking techniques,” he said. “It means that would be curry chefs who see such programmes may shun a career cooking Indian food because they think perfecting French techniques will be better for their career.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––“So, young second and third generation Asians considering entering the catering industry may believe the future of cooking is not really in Asian food. John Torode and Gregg Wallace of Masterchef, which holds a 'professionals' series Research carried out by Mr Ali, 57, suggests that up to eight curry restaurants or takeaways close each week, in part because many owners struggle to find suitably skilled chefs and the current workforce is aging.He added that while the Asian food industry was generally pro-Brexit, hopes that leaving the EU would allow more Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi chefs into the UK were receding.Consequently, he believes cookery programmes, which have done a tremendous amount to bolster the industry, should do more to promote ‘high end’ Asian culinary skills, partly because more Indian restaurants are being awarded Michelin stars.The BBC last night declined to comment. Cookery programmes like Masterchef and Great British Menu are putting young chefs off pursuing a career cooking curries, a leading Asian restaurateur has warned. Enam Ali, a champion of the UK curry industry, fears popular professional cooking television programmes which promote traditional French culinary techniques could be contributing to the country’s shortage of curry chefs.Speaking the day before he hosts the annual British Curry Awards – the so-called ‘Curry Oscars’, Mr Ali warned that the curry industry, which employs around 100,000 people in Britain, is suffering a kitchen staffing crisis forcing some restaurants to close. read more

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Indoleaksorg Indonesias own WikiLeaks Goes Live With Secrets

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first_imgEven if the perturbed powers that be are able to take down WikiLeaks, state secrets will never again be as secret as they used to be. A website can be created on a netbook from a cafe anywhere in the world, instantaneously disseminating information to millions. WikiLeaks is like the original Napster–yeah, that site was shut down, but I can still download the new Katy Perry album if I really wanted to. And like file sharing, the concept of secret sharing is spreading through the wilds of the internet in various incarnations, never to be tamed. This past Friday saw the introduction of Indoleaks.org, a WikiLeak-inspired outlet written in Indonesian and specifically focusing on secrets from that archipelago nation. The site’s tag line “Sebab informasi adalah hak asasi” translates into “Because information is a human right.” AdChoices广告Apparent published secrets on the site date back as far as 1975, detailing meetings between former US President Gerald Ford and former Indonesian President Suharto, and as recent as 2005 with an official document recommending further investigations into the role of government officials into the death of human rights activist Munir Said Thalib.According to a story on The Jakarta Globe, the site has only been intermittently accessible, but I had no problem getting through whenever I tired. An Indonesian government spokesman said the site is currently not a huge concern commenting “We will only monitor this site to find out what kind of information it will release.”The US has, by far, been the largest source of published leaks, leading critics of WikiLeaks to call them out as “terrorists” or “enemies of the state.” But, these sites are just emblematic of the new flattened order of the world. The concept of a completely secure secret is a quaint relic. And that’s a reality all nations are going to face in very short order.last_img read more

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Report revealed 54 breaches on last years national tests

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first_imgFive Victorian schools have been found to be involved in 54 cases of cheating, security lapses or “maladministrative practices” in the 2011 NAPLAN tests, according to a report by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. At one Victorian school, staff tried to prevent ten students sitting the tests. The breach was reported and students were later able to take the test, while “all staff involved were immediately briefed on correct NAPLAN practices”. The report revealed there were 14 breaches in New South Wales, the highest count in Australia, which included a case in which a principal assisted students in completing the Language Conventions test. Victorian Education Minister Martin Dixon last year vowed to take measures to crack down on school’s that discouraged students from taking the national test to improve the school’s overall results on the My School website. The breaches on the NAPLAN tests have been attributed to the My School website. Save Our Schools national convener Trevor Cobbold said, “there was no cheating by teachers, no pressuring of parents to withdraw children from tests because they might reduce a school’s results, no children being kept home becasue they are too stressed by NAPLAN, no teaching to the test and no narrowing of the curriculum.” Students can only be excused from taking the tests if they have a significant disability or if they are from a non-English-speaking background and arrived in Australia less than one year before the tests. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Oz auditions for The Voice Greece

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Do you have a voice that could rival some of the world’s top performers? Could you have what it takes to make The Voice judges turn in their chairs and declare “I Want You” – or in this case, “Σε Θέλω”?If you answered yes, then this is the chance for you to make your dreams a reality, but in Greece. Star Channel’s TV show The Voice of Greece has put out a call in Australia for auditions for the popular show’s upcoming series. Following the success of the previous two seasons, the program’s judges are looking for a new talent to rival 2015’s winner Kostas Ageris, and Maria Elena Kiriakou from 2014.The unique talent show is famous the world over for its blind auditions, and for its third season, it is looking for Aussies who want to showcase their talent via a video entry online.If you would like to enter, submit a completed online form and your video entry via the following link: star.gr/tv/thevoicelast_img read more

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Découverte dun gène responsable de la calvitie

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first_imgDécouverte d’un gène responsable de la calvitieÉtats-Unis – Les chercheurs des universités de Columbia et Stanford sont parvenus à identifier le gène à l’origine de la pousse des cheveux. Cette découverte pourrait permettre la mise au point d’un nouveau traitement contre la calvitie et inversement à éventuellement réduire une trop importante pilosité.D’après l’étude, publiée mercredi dans la revue Nature, le gène APCDD1 serait à l’origine de l’hypotrichose, un développement réduit du système pileux et une forme rare de chute de cheveux. Cette pathologie commence généralement dès l’enfance et progresse tout au long de la vie. Les cheveux sont de plus en plus fins et vont, au fil du temps, ressembler à du duvet. À lire aussiPourquoi l’humidité fait-elle boucler les cheveux ?Les chercheurs ont identifié le gène en question grâce à l’analyse génétique de familles pakistanaises et italiennes souffrant d’hypotrichose simplex héréditaire.Mais si ce symptôme ressemble de près au processus de calvitie masculine, ce dernier est davantage complexe. La découverte pourrait toutefois permettre, d’après les chercheurs, de mettre au point un traitement efficace contre la calvitie masculine et même, d’aider les femmes à éradiquer définitivement les poils indésirables.Le 17 avril 2010 à 17:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Un supervirus mortel créé à partir de celui de la grippe aviaire

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first_imgUn supervirus mortel créé à partir de celui de la grippe aviaireUn groupe de scientifiques menés par le virologue Ron Fouchier vient d’annoncer qu’ils étaient parvenus à créer un supervirus à partir de la souche H5N1 responsable de la grippe aviaire. Fortement contagieux et mortel, ce microorganisme serait capable d’éliminer des millions de personnes. La nouvelle a créé l’inquiétude et un vif débat dans la communauté scientifique. Depuis peu, un groupe de scientifiques mené par Ron Fouchier un virologue du Centre Medical Erasmus aux Pays-Bas tente de faire publier les travaux qu’ils viennent d’achever. Mais la communauté scientifique est loin de les laisser faire. Le problème : le résultat de leurs travaux. Alors qu’ils menaient des recherches afin de mieux comprendre le virus H5N1 responsable de la grippe aviaire, ceux-ci en sont arrivés à créer un supervirus mortel et encore plus contagieux que le microorganisme originel. En effet, la souche actuelle de H5N1 a jusqu’à aujourd’hui entrainé la mort d’environ 500 personnes mais elle n’est pas assez contagieuse pour provoquer une pandémie mondiale. Au cours de leur étude, Ron Fouchier et ses collègues ont découvert que cinq mutations génétiques ajoutées au virus étaient suffisantes pour qu’il se propage bien plus facilement. Le virologue a ainsi avoué que l’organisme qu’ils avaient conçu était “l’un des virus les plus dangereux que l’on pouvait créer”, cite le Daily Mail. Selon les experts, il serait même tout à fait capable de se répandre et de causer des millions de morts, s’il venait à sortir du laboratoire. Mais pourquoi créer une telle menace ? Le virologue néerlandais a expliqué que le but de leurs recherches était de préparer l’humanité à l’éventualité qu’un tel supervirus apparaisse dans la nature, afin que les scientifiques entrevoient ainsi un moyen de le combattre et sache comment élaborer un vaccin. Toutefois, les capacités du virus effraient bien plus comparé à cet objectif aussi louable soit-il. Les spécialistes craignent notamment, qu’en publiant leur recette, les chercheurs ne permettent à certains de transformer le virus en arme biologique de destruction massive. “Comparé à lui, l’anthrax ne fait pas du tout peur” À lire aussiGastro-entérite : les remèdes pour aller mieuxAvec toutes les informations, il serait alors possible de recréer le virus, théoriquement du moins : “ce n’est vraiment pas difficile, si l’on possède assez d’argent, un certain savoir-faire et un laboratoire moderne”, confirme l’immunologue bernois Beda Stadler cité par 20 minutes.ch. “Je ne connais aucun organisme pathogène qui fasse aussi peur que celui-là. Comparé à lui, l’anthrax ne fait pas du tout peur”, a confié pour sa part Paul Keim, le président de National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), organisme qui est justement chargé de relire l’étude que souhaite publier les chercheurs. Toutefois, le NSABB n’est pas en mesure d’interdire la publication, il peut seulement demander aux revues de la refuser. Expert de la grippe et des défenses biologiques, Michael Osterholm qui est aussi directeur du Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy à l’université du Minnesota, reconnait quant à lui que les travaux ont une réelle importance médicale. S’il ne semble donc pas s’opposer à leur publication, il suggère néanmoins que certaines informations soient dissimulées et ne soient dévoilées qu’à ceux qui en ont réellement besoin. “Nous ne voulons pas donner à des personnes malintentionnées une carte routière de comment transformer un microbe mauvais en microbe très mauvais”, a t-il ajouté toujours cité par le Daily Mail.  Le 29 novembre 2011 à 17:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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ISS les spationautes sapprêtent à fêter 16 fois le Nouvel an

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first_imgISS : les spationautes s’apprêtent à fêter 16 fois le Nouvel anD’après un communiqué du Centre russe de contrôle des vols, l’équipage actuellement à bord de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) fêtera 16 fois le Nouvel an, en traversant à 16 reprises les fuseaux horaires. Le Nouvel an promet d’être mémorable pour l’équipage de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Alors que nous serons aux quatre coins de la planète des milliards à compter 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…, les spationautes auront eux la chance de fêter le Nouvel an à 16 reprises ! Soit 16 fois plus de “bonne année”. À lire aussiUn rover détecte un étrange gel sur la face cachée de la LuneC’est le Centre russe de contrôle des vols (Tsoup) qui a voulu marquer le coup en annonçant cet évènement cocasse rendu possible par la traversée des fuseaux horaires. En effet, l’ISS traversera durant la soirée à 16 reprises les fuseaux horaires correspondant au Nouvel an. “(Le premier franchissement de fuseau horaire) se produira le 31 décembre à 15h34 heure de Moscou (11h34 UTC), lorsque la Station sera au dessus de l’océan Pacifique, à l’est de l’Australie. (Le dernier franchissement) se produira le 1er janvier à 14h46 heure de Moscou (10h46 UTC), la Station sera au-dessus de la Nouvelle-Zélande”, lit-on ainsi dans le document cité par RIA Novosti.Actuellement, six spationautes se trouvent à bord de la Station : l’Américain Dan Burbank, les Russes Anton Chklaperov et Anatoli Ivanichine, rejoints la semaine dernière par le Russe Oleg Kononenko, l’Américain Don Pettit et le Néerlandais André Kuipers. Et si le communiqué ne le précise pas, il est fort probable qu’ils aient aussi le droit à un repas de fête, certes un peu adapté, pour l’occasion. Le 30 décembre 2011 à 13:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Rooney set to meet DC United

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first_imgWayne Rooney is set to travel to Washington this week in order to meet with DC United to discuss his transfer this summer, reports BBCThe 32-year-old has agreed in principle to join the MLS side in America for this summer after growing discontent in his second spell at Everton.The former England captain returned to his beloved boyhood club last summer after falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.But he struggled in the second part of this season and grew frustrated at Goodison Park.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…It is understood that Rooney intends to use this trip to the American capital as a fact-finding mission.The England and United record goalscorer has been offered a two-year deal at DC, although he will not be able to officially join the squad until July – when the US transfer window opens.After 13 years away, Rooney returned to Everton last summer and finished as the club’s top goalscorer with 11 goals in his 40 appearances.last_img read more

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Fortis TCI takes steps to start Renewable Energy efforts

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 2, 2016 – There is an integrated resource plan being advanced by the country’s power supplier, FortisTCI and that plan has caused the company to recently sign a Memorandum of Understanding with two power house actors in the move to reduce carbon emissions.  CEO of FortisTCI, Eddinton Powell said the MOU with Carbon War Room and the Rocky Mountain Institute helps them to check off a box in their own renewable energy plan.Not for the first time, Powell warns that renewable energy is not cheap to set up, infrastructure is however, he said becoming less expensive…Mr. Powell addressed some other misconceptions about alternatives like solar and wind energy.  The signing took place at the end of June. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Attic fire in Barrio Logan church causes 30000 worth of damage

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People on the street reflect on acid attack

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first_imgTwo nights after someone threw corrosive acid in a young woman’s face near Esther Short Park, several people on the sidewalks said they were puzzled about the unusual assault, which has gained nationwide media interest.“It’s definitely been on my mind,” said Dave Melton, a visitor from Riverside, Calif., who was walking with his daughter in the park shortly before dark Wednesday night.“We just don’t understand why it happened,” he said, adding that he’s wondering if the assailant might target someone else.In the Starbucks at West Eighth and Columbia streets, where 28-year-old Bethany Storro was planning to go when the assailant struck, an employee said, “People have been coming in and asking about it, just asking if she was OK.”Victim in acid attack undergoes surgeryCustomers weren’t saying they felt unsafe, said the employee, who said she wasn’t allowed to give her name to a reporter.Three young women who were ordering coffee in the shop also said they’d heard about the attack but didn’t feel unsafe in the area.Also in the shop were Detective Wally Stefan and another investigator with the Vancouver police Major Crimes Unit, interviewing a Starbucks employee.Stefan said he has received about 20 phone tips.A 48-year-old man, who said he’s lived near the park since 2007, said he wished police would release a more detailed description of the attacker.last_img read more

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No animal slaughter on streets LGRD minster

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first_img-Local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Wednesday categorically said none would be allowed to slaughter their sacrificial animals on the roads, outside of selected places during the coming Eid-ul-Azha.“However, those who have proper drainage and other proper facilities in their own yards, can slaughter the animals there,” he added.Khandaker Mosharraf was addressing a programme at his secretariat office, on the plans and preparations of the city corporations regarding slaughtering the sacrificial animals and removal of wastage swiftly.Besides the city corporations and municipalities, all the district, upazila and union parishad administrations of the country this year have taken initiative to encourage people to slaughter their sacrificial animals at selected places.last_img read more

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WATCH Houston Rockets Fans Optimistic About First Home Game Against San Antonio

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first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/05171718/rocketsFans.mp400:0000:0001:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 00:00 /01:08center_img Listen After two games in the second-round best-of-seven series, there’s no clear favorite.Yes, the Rockets unexpectedly blew out their Interstate-10 rival in the first game in San Antonio.But the Spurs reciprocated in Game 2.If you ask Houston fans, though, Friday’s game is a done deal.“Rockets,” said Travon Fields, who was playing on the basketball court outside Toyota Center Friday afternoon. “Rockets are gonna win, regardless. Of course.”“Of course, the Houston Rockets are gonna win!” fan Jessica Fleming said.And Mary Catherine Lewis said she was “real excited, Rockets are gonna do great!”Maximiliano Barchiesi was visiting from Argentina and buying tickets for Sunday’s game at Toyota Center.He likes the Spurs because of Argentine player Manu Ginobili, but he thinks the home court will help the Rockets Friday night.“They probably are stronger here,” he said. “But who knows.”Gregory Muhammad and his son Malik think the series is going to be long.“A lot of people were anticipating a sweep, since they (Rockets) won such a great win on the first game,” the older Muhammad said. “So we don’t think it’s going to be a sweep, but it’s going to be a seven-game series.”Florian MartinThe second round series against the San Antonio Spurs shifts home to Toyota Center for the Houston Rockets. last_img read more

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