Will ‘lazy’ fish benefit most from new U.S. marine megareserve?

first_imgPresident Barack Obama has moved forward with a plan to vastly expand three remote U.S. reserves in the central Pacific Ocean into a massive national monument.In June, White House officials announced that they were considering expanding the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM), which covers about 225,000 square kilometers. On Wednesday evening, the White House announced that Obama will sign a proclamation expanding the monument to about 1.27 million square kilometers. Obama is acting under authority granted by the Antiquities Act, which allows a president to create a national monument with the stroke of a pen, and without action by Congress.The total is somewhat smaller than a proposal to protect some 1.8 million square kilometers that the White House floated in June. Obama will extend fishing bans and other monument protections to include the entire U.S. exclusive economic zone around the islands of Jarvis, Johnson, and Wake (the zone extends to up to 200 nautical miles offshore). But the White House did not advance plans to greatly expand protections around the islands of Palmyra, Howland, and Baker, which are targeted by tuna fishing boats. Making that move would have allowed the new U.S. monument to bump up against another megareserve, the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, and create the world’s largest swath of ocean closed to fishing. 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But they note any benefits could be decades away for some of the region’s most heavily exploited fish, including certain species of tuna. And how fast those populations recover could depend partly on just how “lazy” some of the fish are.In general, relatively little fishing occurs in the remote waters covered by the new reserve. Few fishing boats ply the waters around the atolls of Wake and Johnston, east of Hawaii, where fish abundance is naturally low. A fleet does target the more tuna-rich waters around the islands of Howland, Baker, Palmyra, Kingman Reef, and Jarvis. But those areas produce less than 4% of their total catch (mostly bigeye and skipjack tuna), according to figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Tuna species that don’t stray far from the reserve during their lives could see quick benefits. For example, recent studies suggest that more than 90% of yellowfin tuna found around the main Hawaiian Islands remain in the region. (Yellowfin populations are estimated to be at 38% of historic levels.)The reserve’s immediate impact could be more muted, however, for fish species that routinely travel vast distances, and so spend relatively little time in the new preserve, biologists say. In particular, recent tagging studies suggest that bigeye tuna—prized for sushi and down to just 16% of historic populations—“do not exhibit any prolonged residency in this or any other area of the equatorial central Pacific,” wrote John Hampton, director of the Oceanic Fisheries Programme at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in Nouméa, in an e-mail. (The group advises Pacific states on how to fish sustainably.)Even within mobile species, however, the reserve could help, researchers say. That’s because fish are like people: Some like to travel, and others are homebodies. For bigeye tuna, the proportion of lazy fish is unknown, but “the point is that some will [stay within the reserve, and] they will produce more offspring during a longer life than those who don’t,” says fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. The lazy fish may also “pass on their short-travel habits to their offspring, who will grow in numbers.”Indeed, over many years, modeling studies suggest the reserve could even encourage the evolution of “lazier” but healthier fish populations, says fish geneticist Jon Mee, a former colleague of Pauly’s who is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary in Canada. “We have lots of evidence that mobility has a genetic basis and is inherited to a fairly high degree,” he says. And if fish “that move more, die more, you will get evolution.” In simulations that Mee is developing, lazy individuals living in protected areas can have higher reproduction rates than their more mobile—and more vulnerable—relatives, leading to larger but less mobile populations.Another long-term benefit provided by the new reserve could be to make fish populations less vulnerable to climate change, says Patrick Lehodey, an oceanographer at the French satellite company CLS in Toulouse, France. In a recent study published in Climatic Change, he and colleagues found that by 2060, waters in the Central Pacific, where the reserves are located, will become warm enough to attract more skipjack tuna from the Western Pacific, where populations are now usually denser and fishing is more intense.Such results suggest there are few downsides to expanding marine reserves, says Jane Lubchenco, a marine ecologist at Oregon State University and NOAA administrator from 2009 to 2013.  “It makes sense to protect an area before it’s seriously degraded,” she says.See here for more on conservation science.*Update, 25 September, 7:30 a.m.: This story has been updated to clarify how the final White House plan differs from the proposal presented in June.*Update, 25 September, 11:46 a.m.: The lead has been corrected; the new additions will fall short of doubling the total area of the world’s marine reserves. The details of the expansion have been clarified. Jane Lubchenco’s quote has also been updated.last_img read more

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ICC World T20: Chris Gayle blasts fastest World T20 ton after teammate asks for entertainment

first_imgSwashbuckling West Indian batsman Chris Gayle, whose unbeaten hundred on Wednesday helped his side thrash England in a World T20 match, attributed his sensational knock to strenuous practice and preparation in the run-up to the ICC event.”The preparation has been really good, it’s all about practising and then doing it in the middle,” Gayle said after his 100 not out took Windies to a comprehensive six-wicket win.Gayle, who on Wednesday became the only second batsman after recently retired Brendon McCullum to score two T20 International hundreds, said the flat pitch also helped in his knock. (Chris Gayle’s record ton blows away England)”The pitch was flat and dew played a part as well. After facing the first over I took a while to get back on strike, but Marlon helped ease the pressure. The guys who play the IPL know it’s a good wicket so we knew we always had a chance to chase it down,” he said.”We wanted to stay ahead of the run-rate, pleased to finish the game and not leave it to anyone else. I was pumped today.”Before I went out, Sulieman Benn said ‘entertain me’.Hopefully we can move onto Sri Lanka now. Bangalore, my home town. Hopefully I can entertain again. The celebration was all about DJ Bravo and his new song.”Lauding Gayle for his record-breaking hundred, West Indies captain Darren Sammy said, “It’s always fun watching Gayle.”We were quite happy at halfway, at no stage did England get away. To restrict them to nine-an-over we were quite happy. Marlon is a big-match player. I had a feeling it would be his day and the way he took control of the Powerplay,” said Sammy.advertisement”It became quite easy. We aware of all that has been said about our team, but we have belief among ourselves in this format. We will go out and try to entertain.”A disappointed England captain Eoin Morgan said conceded that Gayle made all the difference in the match.”We never really took the game away from them. Credit to West Indies. In the chase, things were difficult. Gayle is a hard guy to stop. West Indies didn’t allow us to get going on what was a really good batting surface,” said Morgan.last_img read more

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Champions Trophy: India will have edge over Pakistan, says Chris Gayle

first_imgWest Indies batsman Chris Gayle said on Monday that India will have the edge when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a much anticipated group match at the upcoming Champions Trophy cricket tournament.The 37-year-old made it clear that both India and Pakistan are his favourites for winning the eight-nation tournament which starts from June 1 in England and Wales.”That will be the biggest match of the tournament and to be frank that’s my two teams as well. So, it will be a nice match. And yes, India is holding an edge against Pakistan when it come to an ICC event,” Gayle told reporters in a promotional event.”In white ball cricket, you cannot call for one team. Everyone will have a chance, especially in England where the conditions will be different. So, you have to see the conditions before you can pick that one team as your favourite,” he added.The eight-team tournament will be played in June, with defending champions India pooled with South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Group B.India have not played outside the sub-continent for the last eight to nine months, so it should be a tough task for Indian batsmen to adjust to foreign ground and weather conditions.But Gayle clarified that Indian batsmen will not struggle in England as they have played there earlier and are familiar with the conditions.”No, I don’t think that. Indian batting line is superb and experienced as well. The good thing is that everybody has played in England,” the explosive opener said.advertisementPlaying for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Chris Gayle has this season failed miserably with the bat unlike earlier editions of the tournament.In the nine league matches that he has played this year, Gayle has scored only 200 runs.”This is cricket and these things do happen. Last year we were fantastic but this season we failed to click in unison. In this edition, we were struggling in all departments, so all we can do is rebuild as an individual and will regroup again for the next season,” Gayle added.Fellow West Indies Sunil Narine has been in great form with the bat in this year’s IPL. Primarily an off-spinner, Narine has been employed as an opener by the Kolkata Knight Riders and the move up the order has done wonders for his form.The 28-year-old has scored 214 runs from 14 matches, including the fastest ever half-century in the IPL when he plundered 54 runs off a mere 15 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore.Commenting on Narine’s form, Gayle said: “Sunil is doing great. It’s good to watch him like this. I love how he is hitting those sixes. So, no tips from my side.”last_img read more

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WATCH: OSU Hype Video Should Get You Pumped For 2016 Season

first_imgIf somebody produced one of these every day for the next three months, I would watch every minute of every single one of them. The season is still almost 100 days away, but watching this got me jacked up for what should be an intriguing and terrific 2016 campaign. [CRFF]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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How to trade in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team

first_imgeSports How to trade in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team & top coin-making tips and tricks Ronan Murphy 22:00 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Trading EA Sports eSports Premier League Buying the top players in the game to make your best XI can often prove expensive, so earning money through trading can help you get there The top rated players are usually very expensive in FIFA Ultimate Team. In FIFA 18, Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest rated player, starting at 94 overall. His amazing in-game stats mean that he will be extremely sought after in Ultimate Team squads, but not many will be able to afford him.Playing matches and winning tournaments is the main way most people earn FIFA Coins, while others purchase FIFA Points to buy packs on the market. This allows you to sell packed players for coins and then save up to buy players for your Ultimate Team.Another way to make coins is to use the Transfer Market for trading, buying and selling players for profit with the intention of purely using them for making money rather than ever using them in a match. Trading in FIFA 18 may seem daunting at first, but follow these tips and tricks to help you turn a profit! Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. MAKE MONEY FROM PACKSFIFA Ultimate Team Bronze PacksBuying gold packs in FIFA Ultimate Team can net you premium players, especially when you buy the limited time special packs such as all-player packs or all-rare packs. However, most of the time, you are more likely to pull a Christian Benteke than a Cristiano Ronaldo from packs bought in the store.However, there are some packs that you can make money from, as long as you have some patience. The Bronze Pack Method involves purchasing the lowest price pack available – the 400 coin bronze one – and then selling everything from it. If you get even one good item, you will make a profit, but most of the contents can be listed and re-listed until it sells.Bronze fitness cards are always popular, and should prove even moreso in FIFA 18 as player stamina decreases from playing matches. Opening even one of these in a bronze pack will earn you coins to buy more bronze packs.The Bronze Pack method requires a lot of patience, but is an almost guaranteed way to make small profits. Sometimes you will open rare bronze players that sell for thousands, especially if they are needed to complete particular Squad Building Challenges. But even if you list everything at 150/200 coins, you will surely make a profit anyway.BUY UNDERPRICED PLAYERSFIFA Ultimate Team MarketA lot of FIFA gamers are often impatient when it comes to buying players on the market. Therefore rather than bidding in auctions, they will pay the Buy It Now (BIN) price to ensure they get the player they want as soon as possible.As a result, there is a discrepancy from the normal auction price and the BIN price on each player, meaning that you can buy most players for less than their normal BIN. When selling players on the market, five per cent of the sale price will be lost to stop people price-fixing and swapping players between teams. Therefore, to ensure you make a profit when trading on the market, always take this EA tax into account. For example, if you buy a player for 900 coins and sell him for 1,000 coins, you will only receive 950 coins after the item is sold because of this five per cent tax. Many basic rare gold cards sell for 1,000 coins Buy It Now, but can be purchased for less. You can purchase many players for 650 or 700 coins who have a 10,000 BIN and then place them up for sale with a 1,000 BIN and see them sell quickly. This can result in a 250-300 coin profit on each player. Like the Bronze Pack method, this also involves a lot of patience to make big profits over time.BUY AND SELL FAMILIAR PLAYERSFIFA Ultimate Team Familiar PlayersA key tip to keep in mind when trading on the market is to buy and sell players from a league or nation you are familiar with. This ensures you do not panic buy a player when you see what looks like an excellent BIN, only to lose coins on them when you sell them later.Certain leagues only have a small number of players in certain positions e.g. full-backs or wingers, while high-pace players are usually highly sought-after. If you are familiar with these players in your favourite leagues, you will understand the supply and demand for them and therefore can buy them for under their market value and then sell for higher BIN prices.Also, some of the lower-rated players are also more valuable than higher-rated ones – like Marcus Rashford in the Premier League, for example. Knowledge of players like this can give you the edge on the transfer market, while repeatedly buying and selling from the same league will help you know how much you should be paying for particular players in order to turn a profit.SNIPE PLAYERS ON 59 MINUTESFIFA Ultimate Team 59 MinsThe 59-minute method has been used for many editions of FIFA Ultimate Team. A lot of gamers do not realise the correct value of the players they get in packs and then sell them for low prices on the market.If you use the Buy It Now filter when searching for players, you can restrict your searches for underpriced players and try to get in quickly with a BIN bid before someone else does the same thing. You can do this with individual players, searching over and over until you find one that has been listed at a low price. Another approach is to carry out a wider search with fewer filters and cycle back and forth through the transfer pages at 59 minutes-1 hour and watch for new items appearing on the market. Going back and forth through the pages will reload them and show newly added players on the market.PLAN FOR MARQUEE MATCHUPSFIFA Ultimate Team Marquee MatchupsA new feature in FIFA 17, Squad Building Challenges (SBCs) proved hugely popular and allowed gamers to get special edition players. Some of these SBCs also provide coin and pack rewards, but all require certain players to be used.A lot of SBC requirements cannot be predicted, but each week there are Marquee Matchups involving four big matches from the leagues included in FIFA 18. These usually include big derby matches as well as some surprise inclusions that may not be as easy to predict.Users on FIFA Reddit and FIFA Forums often try to predict these Marquee Matchups in advance, and the games included each week always see a spike in the value of their players. As a result, correctly predicting upcoming Marquee Matchups can allow you to invest in players to sell at a higher price once the SBCs go live.NEVER BUY FIFA COINSDo business like a PROKnow what you can and can’t do with you coins and points #FIFA18 #PLAYBYTHERULES https://t.co/m2foZK73VL pic.twitter.com/PlOHcxr5Qn— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 15, 2017Many gamers try to exploit the game by buying FIFA coins online. However, this is against the game’s rules and can result in severe punishments from EA Sports. Buying FIFA coins is banned because it allows these gamers to cheat their way to better players.Anyone found buying FIFA coins will be warned by EA Sports and could have their coin balance emptied, their team deleted or even see their account banned. Selling FIFA coins is also prohibited and usually results in even harsher penalties from EA Sports, including immediate banning of your account.Banned players can no longer play FIFA 18, so buying and selling coins is never a good idea.INVEST IN IN-FORM CARDSFIFA 18 Ultimate Team TOTW1Every Wednesday, EA Sports release the FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week (TOTW). As well as this, special edition upgraded cards are released regularly during the season. These cards are usually available for limited periods and thus become rarer as the season goes on due to players discarding them or using them in SBCs.Many of these in-form cards (IFs) increase in price as they become less common on the market. Investing in these cards early can allow you to sell them later for a larger price as the market value increases. However, if a player gets more in-form versions of their cards during the season, the price for the previous editions may fall due to people selling up to replace them with the newer, better version.The release of even more premium players can also see the values decrease further, as viable alternatives become available and some gamers try to sell their most-valuable players in order to get coins to buy packs. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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I’d love to see Coutinho back at Liverpool – Carragher

first_imgFormer Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has revealed he would love to see Philippe Coutinho rejoin the ranks at Anfield.The Brazil international midfielder left the Reds for Barcelona in January 2018 for £142 million ($201m) but he has failed to settle at Camp Nou and is rumoured to be on the market this summer as Barca potentially try to fund a move for Neymar.Carragher, who now works as a pundit, said Coutinho would offer the Reds a different option as a creative midfielder. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “I still think they could add a creative player,” Carragher told Pundit Arena.“I said it before, I’d love to see Liverpool bring back Coutinho if that was possible in any way. Obviously, it hasn’t worked out for him at Barcelona. I just think he would be a great addition.“You’ve got [Adam] Lallana and [Xherdan] Shaqiri in those positions, but they’re not Coutinho. He would give something that they don’t have compared to [Manchester] City.”The Premier League title went to City last season despite Liverpool amassing 97 points, and only losing once all season against the champions in January.And Carragher acknowledges that catching City is going to be a hard task for his former team.“I mean, only losing one league game was a phenomenal achievement,” he continued.“Ninety-seven points was a phenomenal achievement. So, in some ways, if Liverpool got 90 points, I don’t think they’ve gone backwards, because it’s so difficult to do again.“But they’ve got to hope that City come back as well, a little bit.”Mohamed Salah Champions League 2018-19 LiverpoolLiverpool did lift the Champions League trophy last season, something Carragher also achieved in a career that saw him appear 508 times for the Merseysiders, across 17 years.The native Liverpudlian thinks the team is in their best position for three decades, and finally have the financial muscle to compete with the big clubs in the Premier League.“Now, everyone has so much confidence in the club,” the 41-year-old added. “They know exactly what they’re doing.“The other era was Gerard Houllier, but you never felt we could really compete with [Manchester] United at that time.“Right now, it just feels like Liverpool, if they need to spend big, they can. They’ve got one of the top managers around, a great squad, the stadium now, the stand.“It’s probably the best place Liverpool have been in over 30 years.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Unnao Court frames murder charges against Sengar

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday framed charges of murder against the Unnao rape accused, MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, his brother Atul Sengar and three UP policemen, for the custodial death of the Unnao rape victim’s father. During the Supreme Court-mandated day-to-day hearing of the Unnao cases in a Tis Hazari court, Judge Dharmesh Sharma charged the expelled BJP legislator and the other accused with the assault and custodial death of the rape victim’s father, who was framed in a false Arms Act case and arrested by the UP Police. After Sengar had allegedly raped the then 17-year-old girl at his Unnao home, the victim was kidnapped and gang-raped by his henchmen. When the girl’s father was trying to get the case registered at one of the police stations in the UP town, Sengar allegedly instructed policemen in Unnao to plant a country-made pistol on his person and frame him in a purported Arms Act case.last_img read more

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Brothers with FAS who sexually assaulted girl sentenced to 12 years in

first_imgThe Canadian PressCALGARY – Two brothers with fetal alcohol disorder who sexually assaulted a teenage girl they abducted at a bus stop have been sentenced to 12 years each in prison.Corey and Cody Manyshots, both in their 20s, pleaded guilty in October 2015 to sexual assault, kidnapping, uttering threats and robbery.Court heard the Indigenous brothers abducted a 17-year-old girl from a bus stop in Calgary’s northeast in November 2014.They sexually assaulted her in an alley and then took her to their home where they sexually assaulted over eight hours.The Grade 12 student was able to escape a day later when they fell asleep. Police were contacted by her family when she made it home.Judge Terry Semenuk gave the brothers credit for time served, so they face less than eight more years behind bars.They were sent for additional psychiatric testing last June to determine if they were criminally responsible for their actions. Tests revealed that both suffer from severe fetal alcohol syndrome, have poor cognitive function and struggle with mental illness.At a sentencing hearing last fall, lawyers for the brothers argued that their clients should spend years in prison so they could get help for their issues.“These two men fell through the cracks of life,” Cody’s lawyer, Alain Hepner, said at the time. “They didn’t stand a chance from the minute they were born.”Reports presented as evidence said the two should be in a structured, supervised environment where their unique needs could be addressed.Hepner told the hearing that there is no treatment for fetal alcohol syndrome, but he hoped there was a way the brothers could get the support they need to lead a meaningful life once they get out of prison.The Crown argued there was a relatively high risk the two would reoffend and pointed out that they show little empathy for the victim.Having the brothers stay voluntarily at a residential facility following their sentence should not be seen as a solution, prosecutor Jonathan Hak said.Hepner presented a statement on behalf of his client, who he said cannot read, in which he said he was sorry for causing pain to the victim and that he wanted to get counselling.The defendants’ mother, Angelina Manyshots, also addressed court at the hearing.“I really love my sons,” she said. “I’ll do everything I can to help them.”last_img read more

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Wetsuweten ask province to issue pipeline company cease and desist order

first_imgHereditary leaders from the Office of the Wet’suwet’en are asking the province to stop CGL from doing further work on unceded Wet’suwet’en territories. APTN/File photo.Justin BrakeAPTN NewsWet’suwet’en hereditary leaders are asking the province of British Columbia to order a pipeline company to stop preliminary work in unceded Wet’suwet’en territories.On Wednesday the Office of the Wet’suwet’en, which represents the nation’s traditional governance system, said in a news release it has asked provincial Environment Minister George Heyman for “an immediate cease-and-desist work order for Coastal GasLink pipeline project on Wet’suwet’en territories.”The request comes amid tensions between the Wet’suwet’en, provincial and federal governments, the company building the LNG pipeline, and the RCMP.The RCMP’s enforcement of a Coastal GasLink (CGL)-initiated court injunction earlier this month garnered national and international media attention and prompted nationwide rallies in support of the Unist’ot’en House and Gidimt’en Clan, who have reoccupied their territories in an effort to stop the pipeline.Late last week members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation alleged CGL bulldozed a Unist’ot’en trapline and tents belonging to the Gidimt’en Clan, and that the company—a subsidiary of Calgary-based TC Energy—has not completed a required archaeological impact assessment.The Wet’suwet’en say the actions violate the company’s permits.Earlier this week the province said its Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and B.C.’s Oil and Gas Commission are jointly investigating the alleged violations.Wednesday’s letter from the Office of the Wet’suwet’en to Heyman also comes on the heels of news of past violations by the pipeline company.A recently released June 2018 inspection report from the EAO concludes “Coastal GasLink Pipeline is hereby warned that the project was not compliant” with six separate pre-construction requirements stemming from its Environmental Assessment Certificate.B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office told APTN News in an email Wednesday evening that CGL “has since addressed the six conditions and is now in compliance with the conditions and requirements of its EAC.”The office said “if there are any non-compliance issues, the EAO will determine the appropriate enforcement response which could include: warnings, orders to cease work or remedy, or a range of other potential sanctions set out in the [province’s] Environmental Assessment Act.”But Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders say they want work stopped immediately.“This [June 2018] report by the B.C Environmental Assessment Office Compliance and Enforcement Officer affirms our own Wet’suwet’en investigations about Coastal GasLink’s willful and illegal disregard for our territories and cultural practices,” Dini ze (Chief) Na’Moks, said in Wednesday’s news release.“The provincial government is required to uphold its own law and issue an immediate cease-and-desist work order for Coastal GasLink pipeline project on Wet’suwet’en territories. This project already does not have free, prior and informed consent under Wet’suwet’en rule of law, and now is violating B.C laws.”A request to CGL for comment was not returned by the time of publication.All five Wet’suwet’en bands have signed agreements with CGL that will provide money and jobs to their members.But the Office of the Wet’suwet’en, hereditary leaders and others have argued the band councils—which were established by Canada to replace the Wet’suwet’en governance system—the province, and company do not have jurisdiction outside the reserves.The hereditary chiefs have called the incursion on their territories by CGL and the RCMP an invasion.jbrake@aptn.ca@JustinBrakeNewslast_img read more

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Duo sentenced on third anniversary of teens death

It took exactly three years to finish the case against those who killed 16-year-old Ashton VanEvery in what a judge called a “total disregard” for the rule of law.Irvin Allen Maracle, now 59, and his son, Dwight Ronald Walton, now 22, have been in custody since the day they were part of a shooting melee that killed VanEvery and injured two others on June 1, 2016.Friday, Justice Harrison Arrell sentenced Maracle to 12 years in prison and Walton to 10 years for manslaughter – both minus the three years they’ve already served, which is calculated to be worth four-and-a-half years.“The facts of the case are particularly disturbing,” said Arrell.“(They) were extracting vigilante justice and it won’t be tolerated by the Six Nations community or this court.”Arrell said the incident left the close-knit community of Six Nations anxious and fearing for their safety.He recounted the situation – a tale of escalation – which began with a debt of $40 for marijuana sold by Walton to a young woman. When the money wasn’t paid, Walton went to a home and removed $40 from the wallet of the girl’s boyfriend.The boyfriend then went to Walton’s home he shared with his father, Maracle, and smashed windows there.Walton and Maracle went to find the perpetrator and ended up beating another man, sending him to hospital.That led to Ashton VanEvery, his older brother and a 22-year-old friend, driving to Walton and Maracle’s Chiefswood home to confront them, armed with baseball bats.But the father and son were waiting, and they were armed with a rifle and shotgun.“Ashton VanEvery was only 16 when he was violently killed, shot in the back of the head as he clearly was trying to escape,” said Arrell.“Both offenders only stopped shooting when they ran out of ammunition.”One of the other men was shot in the stomach and airlifted to hospital. Faron VanEvery was treated at the scene for injuries.Walton and Maracle drove around for several hours and then turned themselves in to police in the evening. They were originally charged with first-degree murder.The judge said he accepted that both father and son have had difficult lives, spared the community a long and exhausting trial and expressed their remorse to both the court and the family of the victims.Walton had no criminal record and is well thought-of by family. He completed counselling programs while in custody. A psychiatric report found he has long-standing mental health issues, including an anti-social personality disorder.Maracle has had serious health issues since 2015 and, after a stroke and surgery while in custody, his cardiologist said he has a 50 per cent chance of surviving for 15 years.Maracle also has a record. Years ago, he was jailed for 15 months after forcibly confining a woman he was dating.In a Gladue report that recounted Maracle’s life, the judge learned Maracle may have fathered up to 12 children but has no contact with any of them but Walton.His own father was in the residential school system, alcoholic and physically abusive.Arrell noted that the Gladue considerations played a part in his sentencing decisions but said as crimes become more serious or violent, the likelihood increases that Indigenous and non-Indigenous offenders will get the same sentence.Assistant Crown attorney Ed Slater asked the judge to consider a sentence of 14 years for both Walton and Maracle and another year to be tacked on for a charge of assault causing bodily harm.But the defence lawyers suggested nine years for Walton and 10 for his father with the other offences to be served concurrently.While no Superior Court case is supposed to last more than 30 months under new legislation, this case ran a full 36 months due to numerous delays.There was an MRI for Walton, then 21, to see if he has fetal alcohol syndrome disorder; Maracle’s heart attack and triple-bypass surgery; and dates that couldn’t be accommodated by the three lawyers involved.The defence lawyers agreed Walton and Maracle would assume the responsibility for much of the delay, ensuring the case could not be thrown out for going overtime.Arrell decided on 10 years for the younger man with a five-year concurrent sentence on his plea of discharging a weapon, and another one-year concurrent sentence on assault causing bodily harm for the beating of the hospitalized teen.Arrell placed more of the blame on Maracle, even though the investigation showed it was the .22 rifle fired by Walton that actually killed VanEvery, saying the older man was the instigator of the events.“It was Mr. Maracle who was belittling Mr. Walton for not standing up for his rights,” said Arrell. “He stayed up the night before, waiting outside, with a gun hidden in the grass. There was never any thought of calling police.“He was the father and there was some planning involved. His moral blameworthiness was higher.”Both men received an order to provide a sample of their DNA and a weapons prohibition for life.SGamble@postmedia.com@EXPSGamble read more

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Bundesliga Round 11 HSV better than THW Kiel

In Super Derby match between HSV Hamburg and THW Kiel in the “O2 Arena” in Hamburg in front of 13179 spectators, home team won by 26:25 (12:16). The Champions from Kiel was in lead in the ending stage of the match, but superb Bitter “found” last few balls and brought final advantage to his team. Now, HSV is a leader of the Toyota Handball Bundesliga.HSV Handball: Bitter (12 saves, 1.-24., 45.-60); Sandström (5 saves, 24.-45.) Lackovic 6, M. Lijewski 6, Kraus 4/3, Vori 3, Schröder 2, Jansen 2, Lindberg 2, B. Gille 1, Duvnjak, Flohr, G. Gille, Hens n.e., K. Lijewski n.e.THW Kiel: Omeyer (12 saves, 1.-60.); Palicka n.e.; Jicha 7/1, Ilic 7/3, Ahlm 5, Palmarsson 2, Klein 2, Sprenger 1, Fernandez 1, Kubes, Reichmann, Lundström n.e., Dragicevic n.e.Result: 0:2 (4.), 2:2 (5.), 2:4 (7.), 4:4 (10.), 4:5 (10.), 5:5 (11.), 5:7 (12.), 7:7 (13.), 7:8 (15.), 8:8 (16.), 8:9 (17.), 10:9 (19.), 10:11 (22.), 11:1 (22.), 11:14 (28.), 12:14 (28.), 12:16 (30.) – 13:16 (31.), 13:17 (32.), 15:17 (34.), 15:18 (35.), 16:18 (38.), 16:19 (39.), 17:19 (39.), 17:20 (40.), 18:20 (41.), 18:21 (42.), 20:21 (44.), 20:22 (45.), 21:22 (46.), 21:24 (51.), 23:24 (52.), 23:25 (53.), 26:25 (60.) ← Previous Story Portugal (Round 11): Sporting beat Benfica! Next Story → Polish derby: Kielce conquered Wisla without problems read more

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Swedish Handball Federation invites on Stockholm Pride

Swedish Handball Federation ← Previous Story STRUGA 2016: Metalurg with Steaua – Alingsas with Africans and Chartres Next Story → RIO 2016: TOP 10 handball stars which you won’t see in Brazil! The Swedish Handball Federation continues to work on the field of “sports for all”. SHF invites all their membership to join the Stockholm Pride on July 30.“We encourage participation and hope to districts, clubs, teams, players, coaches, referees, parents, elected officials – in short, all the handball family – want to come and join with us in the parade. Together we create a sport for all”, writes in SHF announcement.Swedish NT captain Tobbias Karlsson wanted to play with “rainbow” captain bandage at Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland, but he couldn’t… read more

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San Diego to hold public workshop on future Parks Master Plan

first_img KUSI Newsroom, April 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 23, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The city of San Diego will host the first of three workshops Tuesday to take public feedback on the future of the city’s parks.The workshop is part of the city’s outreach efforts as it prepares to establish a Parks Master Plan for the first time in more than 50 years. The plan will serve as a guide for the resource and funding needs of the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation in the immediate future.“The workshops are opportunities for residents to learn more about the Parks Master Plan and contribute ideas to help decide future parks and programs to meet the recreational needs of our citizens,” said city Planning Director Mike Hansen. “We encourage everyone to become involved in this important process.”The city plans to hold two more workshops over the next two weeks. The first will be held at 4 p.m. at the Balboa Park Club Ballroom at 2150 Pan American Road W. San Diego to hold public workshop on future Parks Master Plan Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Alaska Fred Meyers could start carrying overdose medication

first_imgNaloxone HCl preparation, pre-filled Luer-Jet package for intravenous administration. (Creative Commons photo by Intropin)A naloxone pilot project at Fred Meyer pharmacies down south could be expanding to Alaska. Eight stores in Washington have quietly rolled out access to a drug that stops opiate overdoses. The chain plans to eventually expand to all its locations. In Alaska, this largely depends on the outcome of Senate Bill 23.Download AudioTaelyn Coffee started using opiates about seven years ago. She says it started with OxyContin, after seeing her boyfriend and a family member become addicted to the drug. Then she switched to heroin when oxys became harder to find.One night, she was hanging out with her friends in Juneau.“We were laughing. We were high of course,” Coffee said.She remembers one those friends had just finished shooting up and the girl’s lips turned blue. Coffee says they all panicked.“Trying to shake her trying to get some kind of notion that she was still breathing or alive at this point. Nothing. We got nothing,” Coffee said.She says they were afraid of being arrested if they took the girl to the hospital. Still, they knew they had to get their friend help. She was overdosing.With the changes happening in Alaska that night could have gone differently. For starters, the good Samaritan law passed last year, could have protected Coffee and her friends when they called for help. And now, Fred Meyer pharmacies want to make it possible for people to have access to a drug that stops the overdose.“We see naloxone as a fire extinguisher. We hope you never have to use it but it’s great to have just in case,” said Melissa Hansen, a pharmacy sales manager at Fred Meyer.The Fred Meyer naloxone pilot project rolled out in October at some Washington stores, but it’s still getting off the ground. Other pharmacies that carry naloxone in Washington include Bartell Drugs, QFC and several independents. Hansen said people wanting to get their hands on the drug don’t have to go to a doctor.“So they can just walk into any of our pharmacies and say, you know, I’d like to get some naloxone. Even if we know that they’re not the end user,” Hansen said.Fred Meyer can’t prescribe naloxone sometimes called Narcan under its own pharmacy license. So they rely on something called a collaborative drug therapy agreement.For people who need it, Hansen says this reduces some of the barriers to getting the drug. After a short consultation with a pharmacist, the person is given an injection kit or nasal spray. Medicaid and some insurance providers cover the expense in Washington. The out-of-pocket cost for the nasal spray is only $40.Hansen thinks naloxone isn’t just for heroin users.“The other thing we’re really working on is convincing the medical community that they’re not having risky prescribing habits but that these are risky medications,” Hansen said.For example, cancer patients sometimes take high doses of opiates for pain. Hansen says it makes sense for them to also have naloxone and someone to administer it nearby.Fred Meyer Pharmacies plan to start advertising the program at their Washington stores soon. The program expands to Idaho in February and eventually it could come Alaska. Whether Alaska Fred Meyers pharmacies will carry naloxone depends on if the state passes SB 23.“As soon as this law passes in Alaska, they’re already on our radar to go up there,” Hansen said.The law gives protections for people administering naloxone.That night that Taelyn Coffee’s friend OD’d, the group got lucky. They were driving the girl to the hospital and performing CPR.“Halfway through the trip we were just getting past the intersection from McDonalds and she came to,” Coffee said. “That first breath, I can’t even tell you how that made me feel, and everyone else was just so relieved.”That was five years ago. Since then, Coffee has kicked her opiate addiction. She now works in an organization that helps women in domestic violence situations. She says naloxone isn’t going to stop heroin use in Juneau but it could save lives. She wouldn’t hesitate to have some on hand.“I’ll be the first in line to buy some,” Coffee said. “I’m not an addict anymore but I know tons of people who are still.”Fred Meyer representatives say the program could expand to their 11 pharmacies in Alaska by summer.last_img read more

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Hey Dummy Dont Bite a Smartphone Battery

first_img I may not know much about the inner workings of electronics. But I know not to take a bite out of a smartphone battery.Last week, while reportedly shopping for a replacement iPhone battery in China, a man chomped down on the gadget, causing a small-but-startling explosion.Perhaps he wanted to test the battery’s quality … like a pirate would test the quality of gold?Video of the incident was captured on the store’s security camera and posted online last week, garnering millions of views since Saturday.Keep an eye on the left side of the screen (screenshot via Miaopai video)As you can see in the short clip, the man stands over a counter, holding the battery to his mouth. And while the biting action is not overt, it’s not hard to see what happens next.No sooner has the customer sunk his teeth into the power unit then it detonates in his face, scattering shocked onlookers, none of whom seem too concerned about the fireball.According to Taiwan News, the blast miraculously left the madman and his presumed female companion (in the white coat and grey purse) unscathed. (Though I can only hope his ego was burned.)The Internet was quick to respond, calling the guy out for gnawing on a lithium-ion battery like a steamed bun. But, as Taiwan News pointed out, Chinese electronics stores are notorious for selling fake goods. So, while the unidentified man was rightfully skeptical, this was a pretty dumb move.And kabloom! (screenshot via Miaopai video)“In his defense, Apple’s logo does have a bite out of it,” one Redditor theorized, as reported by Taiwan News. “Had this been a real battery it would have performed flawlessly.”Cupertino recently landed in hot water when the company admitted it deliberately slows older iPhones to prevent damage.To “address customer concerns,” the tech giant has reduced the price of out-of-warranty iPhone 6 and higher battery replacements and promised an iOS software update “that gives users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery.” Rugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits KickstarterA Smart Speaker Could Save You From Cardiac Arrest Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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ANC Youth League holds road safety awareness campaign in Ladysmith

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) Eddie Smith branch conducted an ‘Arrive Alive’ road awareness campaign at the four-way intersection of Helpmekaar and Newcastle road on Saturday (May 20).“The purpose of the campaign was to reiterate to motorists the importance of road safety, and complying with the rules and regulations of the road,” said Sindi Phutini, secretary of ANCYL Eddie Smith branch.Read more: Keeping our roads safeAlso read: Roadblock to spread awarenessThe message of the day was to urge motorists to remain vigilant; to not text while driving; to not drink and drive; and lastly bid motorists a safe journey to their respective destinations.ANCYL members were seen waving placards, with children joining in the movement to raise road safety awareness. Motorists and members of the public applauded the ANCYL for raising this major concern, as it serves to protect everybody who uses our country’s roads, from motorists to pedestrians.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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New Death to America songs unveiled in Iran

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Hard-liners in Iran have unveiled two new “Death to America” songs at the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, hoping to keep anger high ahead of nuclear talks with Western powers.They performed the songs Saturday ahead of a planned massive protest Monday to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover in 1979.The anniversary this year is drawing greater attention due to hard-line opposition to moderate President Hassan Rouhani’s outreach to the West as talks over the country’s contested nuclear program continue. Hard-liners also criticized Rouhani’s historic telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama in September, a gesture aimed at ending three decades of estrangement between the two countries. Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Authorities pulled down dozens of anti-U.S. banners and posters around Tehran last week.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Patients with chronic pain give advice Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more

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Etihad Airways collaborates with IBM

first_imgEtihad Airways and IBM has announced a ten-year technology services agreement worth approximately US$700 million.This will allow the airline to enhance guest experience, develop world-class infrastructure and security, and improve efficiency.The transformational agreement, one of the most important strategic collaborations by Etihad Airways, will provide access to the latest cloud-based technologies and services for the airline, its group companies and equity partners.IBM will deliver a range of secure and efficient technology services, allowing Etihad Airways and its partners to transform their IT infrastructure into global, flexible and agile cloud-based platforms to better serve their guests and employees.The agreement includes plans for the creation of a new cloud data centre in Abu Dhabi. The centre, to be developed and operated by IBM, will be one of the most sophisticated technology facilities in the Middle East.James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is a long-term, strategic partnership which will allow Etihad Airways and its partners to harness the latest technologies as we deliver our award-winning services. This is a game-changing agreement for Etihad Airways, for our partners and employees, and for Abu Dhabi.”IBM was selected due its global reach, its experience and alignment with Etihad Airways’ technology and innovation strategy of deploying cloud-first initiatives to simplify its technology systems, while offering greater capabilities for lower operational costs.The cloud, analytics, mobile, security and cognitive technologies will drive increased efficiencies and effectiveness for all Etihad Airways businesses, as well as for the Etihad Airways Partners.Martin Jetter, Senior Vice President, IBM Global Technology Services, said: “By partnering with IBM in this transformation journey, Etihad Airways is accelerating the move to new technologies such as cloud computing and cognitive.These technologies will help the airline to improve efficiencies and achieve its ambitious growth plans as a globally integrated aviation group.”Etihad Airways’ current data centre, IT infrastructure, applications and security operations will be migrated to the new data centre in Abu Dhabi, and disaster recovery will be managed at an IBM Cloud data centre in Europe.This approach will allow the airline to scale and manage its IT resources more efficiently, while ensuring business continuity. Fly EtihadSource = Etihad Airwayslast_img read more

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