This Courtyard House is Designed to Connect with Nature While Keeping Elk Out

first_img How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home Sleep With the Wolves in Canada’s Parc Omega Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts Editors’ Recommendations Previous For many, a small cabin in the woods makes for the ideal retreat. Quiet, surrounded by nature, and hopefully near the water for some fishing or boating — a simple space to unwind on the weekends is the dream. Courtyard House on a River delivers all of that, but there’s nothing simple about this small home.Designed by Robert Hutchison Architecture, this home on the White River, a short drive from Mt. Rainier, Washington, provides everything a place in the forest should: plenty of outdoor space to enjoy nice weather, a wide open family room with a fireplace for gathering in the evenings, and a strong connection to nature.Of course, you can’t create too strong of a connection to nature, especially when your home is smack in the middle of elk country. For Hutchison, this meant designing an entry courtyard that allowed the family to be outside while keeping the elk herd at bay. The wall of the courtyard is enough of a visual barrier to let the animals know they can’t walk through there. This allowed Hutchison to put in a full wall of windows on either side of the family room. Had he not included this barrier wall of the courtyard, the elk may have mistook the glass for a pathway and barreled straight into it. A clever solution to a very unique problem. 1 of 12 Next Stepping inside the home, Hutchison did a masterful job making a small space feel roomy. Double-height ceilings with exposed beams, light wood finishes, white walls, and plenty of windows to let in natural light all make the home appear larger than it is. The family room is outfitted with simple furnishings, allowing the black stone clad fireplace to become a focal point of the space. The office was designed with a wall mounted desk and storage shelves allowing enough room for two people to work in the tight space. The master suite features a spa-like bathroom with frosted glass partitions that keep the space feeling open yet private.But the star of the home is the outdoor living room, complete with fireplace. This space created that deep connection to nature the owners were seeking. Another double-height ceiling and cutouts in the walls keep the room open, while the warmth of the fireplace adds a cozy touch. The concrete floor extends out to an open air patio providing more space for relaxing and taking in the sounds of the forest.By today’s bloated “McMansion” standards, a 1,900 square-foot floor plan seems tiny. However, Courtyard House on a River proves you can pack maximum usability, and style, into such a “small” space.We’re no strangers to Robert Hutchison’s work. We went nuts over his Copper Guest House on Lake Washington. The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Nowlast_img read more

Meyer Turku to Invest More in New Facilities

first_imgzoom Finland-based shipbuilder Meyer Turku has enlarged its investment package with a new steel storage and pre-treatment facility to EUR 75 million (USD 83.7 million), the company said.The move represents the shipbuilder’s third investment announced this year, previous being new gantry crane and building a new modernized cabin factory on the original Piikkio Works cabin factory grounds.The new steel storage and pre-treatment facility is expected to increase the steel pre-treatment capacity, improve dimensional accuracy and increase productivity, the shipbuilder said.“With this investment we are working on productivity improvements and dimensional accuracy improvements to boost the following process steps,” CEO of Meyer Turku, Jan Meyer, said.The production of the new steel storage and pre-treatment facility starts in the autumn of 2016 and will be ready in the spring of 2017.The shipbuilder said that it will start the co-op negotiations with the unions about the modified content of the work, adding that, “this investment will not cause any negative impacts on headcount.”last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img COLCHESTER COUNTY: Truro, Robie Street RoundaboutConstruction is underway on the new Robie Street roundabout in Truro. All work in the travel lane will be completed at night with traffic control people on site. Work will be a mix of day and night work, and is expected to continue until Saturday, Aug. 31. Drivers are asked to travel through the work zone with extra caution and be alert for construction staff and slow-moving vehicles. NEW WORK YARMOUTH COUNTY: Bad Falls BridgeThe Bad Falls Bridge on Frotten Road remains closed to traffic because of flooding. The situation will be monitored throughout the weekend. CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Highway 4, Coxheath RoadCoxheath Road, from Keltic Drive to Highway 125, is reduced to one lane for paving. The ramps on Highway 125, exits 5A and 6, and the Highway 4 intersection are also reduced to one lane for repairs. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is expected to continue until Monday, July 15. INVERNESS COUNTY: Long Stretch Road ClosureA section of Long Stretch Road, north of Port Hawkesbury, will be closed at Sugar Camp Brook for culvert repairs. A detour will be marked near the construction area. Work is to be completed Monday, July 15. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Coldstream RoadColdstream Road, about a half-kilometre south of Johnson Road to Route 224, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Sept. 15. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. QUEENS COUNTY: Wagner Brook BridgeWagner Brook Bridge in Port Mouton, near Highway 103, is reduced to one lane for upgrading until Saturday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CONTINUING WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Joseph Howe Drive OverpassRepairs are being made on the Joseph Howe Drive overpass on Highway 102, Exit 0 until Saturday, Nov. 30. Travel lanes are shifted to accommodate rush hour traffic. Please reduce speed to 50 km/h and drive with extra caution in the area or use an alternate route. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. KINGS COUNTY: New Minas to North AltonHighway 1 in New Minas to Prospect Road, ending at Trunk 12 in North Alton, is reduced to one lane for culvert repairs, ditching and repaving until Monday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Red Bridge, Big Baddeck The Red Bridge on the Old Margaree Road in Big Baddeck is closed to traffic. A detour is in place. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced this summer. PICTOU COUNTY: Millbrook Road, Alma Road, Marshdale Road, and Three Brooks RoadMillbrook Road, Alma Road, Marshdale Road, and Three Brooks Road are reduced to one lane for re-paving until Monday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people are on site but delays are expected. Work takes place Monday to Friday, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Bayfield BridgeBeginning Monday, July 8, the Bayfield Bridge on Summerside Road is closed for repairs. A detour route is marked. The bridge is scheduled to reopen on Friday, Aug. 2. QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 3Highway 3, from Highway 103 west to Eastern Shore Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrading until Saturday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103Highway 103, from the King Street overpass to Century Drive, will have a one-lane closure for micro surfacing until Monday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104Highway 104, from the Mines Bass River Road overpass to the Masstown Road overpass, is reduced to one lane for repaving until Wednesday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis BridgeCrowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215The northbound lane of Route 215, north of Beaver Pond Road at Centre Burlington, is reduced to one lane to replace the culvert until Wednesday, July 31. Temporary automatic traffic signals are in place to control traffic. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 256Route 256, from Route 311 to one kilometre west of Truro Road, will be reduced to one lane for culvert installation, gravelling and chip seal work until Thursday, Aug. 1. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105Highway 105, north of the Aberdeen Motel, for about a half-kilometre, has a one-lane closure for repairs until Friday, July 12. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Forties RoadForties Road, from Highway 12 west to Fraxville Road, and from Barss Corner Road west to Aylesford Road, is reduced to one lane for road repairs until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Expect delays of 5 to 10 minutes. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Masstown RoadMasstown Road, from the Highway 104 overpass to Debert Road, is reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie RiverTraffic on Highway 102 at the bridges over Shubenacadie River will be reduced to one lane in each direction to allow for repairs on both bridges until Friday, July 5. Drivers are urged to travel with extra caution in the area, and should be prepared for delays or use an alternate route. PICTOU COUNTY: Waterside Bridge ReplacementShore Road will be closed at Waterside Bridge for a bridge replacement project. Shore Road traffic will be detoured onto R. Grant Road, Highway 6 (Sunrise Trail), Three Brooks Road, and Otter Road. Detour signs will be posted. Work is scheduled for completion in late October. LUNENBURG COUNTY: LaHave Islands Bridge ClosureRepairs are underway to the abutments on the LaHave Islands Bridge on Crescent Beach Road in Lunenburg County. The bridge is open but traffic is regulated and delays of up to 20 minutes are possible. The bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 and Tuesday, Aug. 20 to install and remove jacks at the ends of the bridge. Pedestrians and emergency vehicles will be able to use the bridge during these times. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104Highway 104, westbound lanes from Exit 19 for about 11 kilometres to the Pictou-Colchester county line, is reduced to one lane until Wednesday, July 31 for paving. Motorists are reminded to use caution when travelling through the construction zone. RICHMOND COUNTY: Cape Auguet RoadStarting Tuesday, July 2, traffic on Cape Auguet Road, from the intersection of Lower Road south for about five kilometres, is reduced to one lane for repaving and other improvements. The work is scheduled for completion on Monday, Sept. 30. Drivers should travel with caution and obey signs and personnel in the area. RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 4Starting Tuesday, July 2, traffic on Highway 4, from west of Campbells Bridge west for about five kilometres to Hay Cove Bridge, is reduced to one lane for repaving and the replacement of the Hay Cove bridge. Work is scheduled for completion on Monday, Sept. 30. Drivers should travel with caution and obey signs and personnel in the area. HANTS COUNTY: Bridge Repairs, Highway 101Starting Tuesday, July 2, traffic on the Highway 101 bridge over the railway tracks near Falmouth, will be reduced to one lane. Traffic will be regulated by traffic control people and delays are expected. A detour route is available on Highway 1 between Exits 7 and 8. The work will be completed on Monday, July 15. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16Highway 16, at Halfway Cove for about a half-kilometre north, is reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, and some Saturdays. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Clyde River Bridge Repairs, Highway 103Traffic on the Clyde River Bridge on Highway 103 is reduced to one lane for repairs. Traffic will be controlled by automated traffic signals and delays of about five minutes are expected. The work is scheduled for completion on Friday, July 19. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Bridge ClosedThe Raynardton Bridge on Raynardton Road west of Gavelton is closed for replacement. Drivers should use alternate routes.Work is scheduled to be completed by Sunday, Sept. 15. -30-last_img read more

Expansion du programme de prestation au fournisseur de soins

first_imgEnviron 600 autres Néo-Écossais qui offrent des soins à domicile à des adultes recevront du soutien dans le cadre de l’expansion du programme de prestation au fournisseur de soins. « Les fournisseurs de soins offrent un appui considérable à leurs proches, affirme Leo Glavine, ministre des Aînés, au nom de Randy Delorey, ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être. En offrant le programme de prestation au fournisseur de soins à un plus grand nombre de personnes, nous pouvons atténuer la responsabilité financière souvent associée à la prestation de soins, et permettre à un plus grand nombre de Néo-Écossais de demeurer dans leur maison le plus longtemps possible. » Jusqu’à présent, le programme offrait 400 $ par mois aux personnes qui offrent des soins non rémunérés pendant 20 heures par semaine ou plus à un adulte ayant des besoins très élevés en matière de soins. Les critères d’admissibilité ont été révisés pour inclure les gens qui offrent des soins à des personnes ayant des besoins élevés ou très élevés en matière de soins. Il peut s’agir de personnes qui ont une combinaison quelconque des problèmes suivants : Problèmes modérés ou considérables en matière de perte de mémoire, de prise de décisions et de communication qui ont une incidence sur le fonctionnement quotidien Niveau élevé d’invalidité physique Nombreux défis en matière de gestion des besoins personnels Problèmes graves de comportement Risque élevé de chute Risque élevé de placement en établissement de soins de longue durée À l’heure actuelle, 1 979 fournisseurs de soins sont inscrits au programme. L’expansion entre en vigueur immédiatement. Il s’agit de la première phase du plan du gouvernement visant à améliorer l’accès au programme. Les critères pour la deuxième phase sont en cours d’élaboration. L’intention est d’offrir le programme à des fournisseurs qui offrent des soins à des personnes ayant des besoins modérés en matière de soins, y compris les personnes qui vivent avec des problèmes de santé mentale qui ont une incidence sur leur capacité d’effectuer les activités de leur vie quotidienne. Des renseignements supplémentaires sur la deuxième phase seront publiés au printemps 2019. « Caregivers Nova Scotia est ravi de cette expansion du programme. Il s’agit du seul programme de ce genre au Canada, et les fournisseurs de soins eux-mêmes nous disent souvent à quel point la somme de 400 $ par mois peut changer les choses dans la vie du fournisseur de soins et de la personne qui reçoit les soins, souligne Angus Campbell, directeur général de Caregivers Nova Scotia. Les critères d’admissibilité révisés permettront à un plus grand nombre de Néo-Écossais à faible revenu d’avoir accès au programme. » Les critères d’admissibilité financière demeurent les mêmes. Pour être admissible au programme, la personne qui reçoit les soins doit avoir un revenu annuel net de 22 125 $ ou moins si elle est célibataire, ou un revenu annuel net de 37 209 $ ou moins si elle est mariée ou dans une union de fait. « Souvent, la présence d’un fournisseur de soins peut permettre à la personne de demeurer dans sa maison plutôt que de déménager dans un foyer de soins, déclare Susan Stevens, directrice principale des services de soins continus à la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Il est essentiel d’appuyer les fournisseurs de soins, et l’expansion du programme de prestation aux fournisseurs de soins est une façon d’atteindre cet objectif. » Pour obtenir plus d’information au sujet du programme, consultez le https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs ou composez le numéro sans frais des services de soins continus de la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse au 1-800-225-7225.last_img read more

Crews doing maintenance on Blue Grave Creek Bridge this week

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Yellowhead Road & Bridge North Peace crews will be doing work on the Blue Grave Creek Bridge on the Upper Halfway Road for the first half of this week.The bridge, which is located at the 73-kilometre marker of Upper Halfway Road, will also be closed Monday, March 12th until Wednesday, March 14th because of routine maintenance from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.YRB apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. If you require further information feel free to contact us by phone 250-262-2600 or email rodney@yrb.ca.last_img

Horizon North awarded conditional contract for two new work camps near Halfway

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Horizon North Logistics Inc. announced today that its Halfway River Horizon North partnership has been granted a conditional award to build two new work camps west of Fort St. John.The company says the conditional award is for the construction of two new accommodation facilities of 575 and 610 beds respectively, using Horizon North’s existing Kobes Creek Lodge. The contract is subject to external regulatory approvals, customer internal approvals, and an agreement on the final contract terms.“This conditional award pairs Horizon North’s presence as the largest open camp provider in the Montney region with our dedication to strong partnerships with Aboriginal communities,” said Horizon North President and CEO Rod Graham. “We look forward to continuing our work with the customer towards a completed contract and implementing our full turn-key workforce accommodations solutions with our partners from Halfway River First Nation.”Horizon North said it expects to generate revenue of $63 million between August 2018 and November 2019. The two new facilities and an expansion of the Kobes Creek Lodge will done entirely with the company’s existing infrastructure.“This conditional award shows the significant benefits that our Halfway River Horizon North partnership can bring to our community,” said Halfway River First Nation Chief Darlene Hunter. “From projects like these, we look forward to continuing to build financial prosperity, job opportunities and growth for our First Nation members.”last_img read more

China lashes out at US over Iran oil sanctions move

Beijing is again lashing out at a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil, calling it a violation of China’s interests that will intensify turmoil in the Middle East and international energy markets.Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Tuesday said the U.S. is operating outside its jurisdiction in unilaterally imposing the sanctions. He said normal interactions between Iran and other countries are “reasonable and lawful” and deserving of respect and protection.Shuang said China will continue to work to safeguard its companies’ interests, reflecting its desire to secure foreign markets as it pursues its massive “Belt-and-Road” infrastructure initiative.China was a strong backer of the agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear weapons program that was scrapped by President Donald Trump.The Associated Press read more

International Criminal Court asks for more data for Kenyan violence probe

19 February 2010The International Criminal Court (ICC) today asked for additional information as it decides whether or not to go forward with an investigation into the deadly post-election violence clashes which rocked Kenya in December 2007 and January 2008. The International Criminal Court (ICC) today asked for additional information as it decides whether or not to go forward with an investigation into the deadly post-election violence clashes which rocked Kenya in December 2007 and January 2008.Last November, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo sought authorization from the Court’s pre-trial chamber to open an investigation into the ethnic violence that erupted following the disputed polls in which President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner over opposition leader Raila Odinga, now the Prime Minister.Following an inquiry, former Secretary-General Kofi Annan submitted sealed materials about possible crimes to Mr. Moreno-Ocampo in early 2009.Judges from the pre-trial chamber today asked the prosecutor for extra information on the incidents likely to be the focus of an investigation, the groups of people likely to be scrutinized, and any investigations being carried out domestically with regard to potential cases.They also requested clarification on the linkages between the events, people and acts of violence allegedly committed in Kenya on the one hand, and the policies of a State and organizations on the other.The prosecutor, who met with both Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Odinga late last year, said that “there is a reasonable basis to believe that the attacks against Kenyan civilians during the post-election violence constitute crimes against humanity under the ICC’s jurisdiction.”Article 7 of the Rome Statute, under which the ICC operates, defines a crime against humanity as “a widespread or systematic attack directed against the civilian population.”Kenya became a State Party to the Statute in June 2005 and is now under the jurisdiction of the ICC if genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity are committed within its territory or by its citizens.Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Odinga, who agreed to serve in a power-sharing administration following the violence, had promised to cooperate with any investigation.Under the ICC’s complementarity principle, it can only intervene if there are no national proceedings against those responsible for the crimes.In a press release issued last November, the prosecution said that “ICC proceedings should go hand in hand with complementary investigations and prosecutions at the national level as well as healing and reconciliation processes.“These three tracks would complement each other. Kenyans could provide an historic example for the world in how to address and prevent massive crimes.”The Hague-based ICC is an independent, permanent court that investigates and prosecutes persons accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.Currently, four situations are under investigation by the prosecutor: the Darfur region of Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda and the Central African Republic (CAR). read more

Worlds onetime largest refugeehosting area now reduced to one UN camp

At the closing ceremony for Aisha, the seventh camp to be shut down, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Fernando Protti Alvarado said on Monday, “This milestone brings us one step closer to phasing out our operation in eastern Ethiopia, an area which 15 years ago was the largest refugee-hosting area in the world.”Since 1997 UNHCR has helped some 240,000 of the 628,000 Somali refugees in eastern Ethiopia to go home to north-western Somalia, the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, while hundreds of thousands of others returned on their own.The Somalilanders of Aisha camp fled civil war in the 1980s and the overthrow of the Siad Barre national regime in 1991. The last convoy to Somaliland, the 213th since repatriation started in 1997, left Aisha camp on May 28.Mr. Protti thanked the Ethiopian Government and the host community for their hospitality. He handed over to Aisha district authorities the facilities at the camp, including offices, a health centre, a school, a women’s community centre, a grinding mill, a warehouse, a food distribution centre, a borehole, a motorized water pumping system and a replacement generator. He said his team would repair the school, health centre and water facility over the next two weeks but regretted that UNHCR could not accede to the district authorities’ request that it help to run the machinery until the local government learned to manage it since UNHCR is a humanitarian agency dealing with refugees and not a development organization. UNHCR’s Kebribeyah camp is the only one remaining in eastern Ethiopia now. It houses more than 10,000 refugees from parts of Somalia to which it is not yet safe to return. read more

Jobs not human rights focus of trade mission as premiers wrap Chinese

by Patrice Bergeron, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 30, 2014 9:19 am MDT Jobs, not human rights, focus of trade mission as premiers wrap Chinese trip BEIJING, China – Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said he never once mentioned the issue of human rights with Chinese officials on a trade mission with two other Canadian premiers to the Asian country.Couillard had said upon arriving in Shanghai earlier this week he didn’t intend to lecture his hosts about human rights and that it was prudent to tread lightly on the topic.On Thursday, he admitted he never raised the delicate issue — one that often follows Canadian leaders when they visit the economic powerhouse.“I did not (address the issue of human rights), I came here for investment and employment,” Couillard told a news conference alongside Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne and Prince Edward Island’s Robert Ghiz.Couillard said his goal was to promote jobs and investment and that there will be other opportunities to discuss human rights.The premiers headed a 240-member delegation that included business and education representatives.Commercial delegations from New Brunswick and Manitoba also took part in the trip.This trip saw the three premiers meet with several high-ranking officials in a country that is Canada’s second largest trading partner. In 2013, Canadian exports to China totalled $20.5 billion, while imports stood at $52.7 billion.Wynne, who was on her first international trade mission as premier, lauded what she called a successful trip that saw various new partnerships between Chinese and Canadian stakeholders.“China is obviously a priority market for Ontario and so we will continue to build on the foundations that have been established,” Wynne said.“In Ontario, we have a great story to tell when it comes to attracting international investments: we have talent, we have the infrastructure, the dynamic business climate that companies around the world are looking for.”Couillard said the mission’s success was a direct result of having a continuous presence in China.“This doesn’t happen overnight,” Couillard said.“We are physically present in Beijing since 1998 or 1999 and we’ve been coming to China for the last 30 years and we know that it takes time and it takes good quality of human relations as well between us and our Chinese partners.”Couillard said Chinese partners also better understand the Canadian political dynamic — that they must work with provinces on a number of issues including natural resources.Ghiz, the current chair of the Council of Federation, said the Canada-China relationship needs to continue to be nurtured.“Our relations seem good but it’s about continuously doing it,” said Ghiz, who was on his third trade mission.“Whether it’s the federal government or the provinces, both need to continue to build on this relationship.”Prime Minister Stephen Harper was expected to be in China next month for the APEC leaders’ meeting in Beijing, but has cancelled in order to be in Ottawa on Remembrance Day.A spokesman said earlier this week that Harper’s travel to Beijing was in flux and he couldn’t say whether a possible prime ministerial visit to China was being scrubbed entirely.Couillard became visibly irritated when asked later whether he abdicated his responsibilities by failing to discuss the rights issue, accusing reporters of trying to create a headline out of the response.“We had events here to meet partners to create jobs in Quebec, that’s the purpose of this mission,” Couillard said. “We did exactly what we said we would do. There will be other occasions.”For her part, Wynne said she was able to convey to a Chinese official her opinions about people being able to express themselves freely.“I did have the opportunity with the (communist) party secretary in Jiangsu to talk about what I have said consistently about many of these issues: that I support and will always support people’s freedom of speech … and people’s ability to gather peacefully,” Wynne said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

FIFAs Infantino gets election support from CONMEBOL

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The 10-member South American soccer governing body says it is backing FIFA President Gianni Infantino for re-election.The CONMEBOL executive committee unanimously agreed on Friday to ratify its support for Infantino for the 2019 election.Infantino was present during CONMEBOL’s meeting in Buenos Aires. He will also attend the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate on Saturday.Infantino is seeking a full four-year term from 211 FIFA member countries at a June 5 vote in Paris. He was elected in February 2016 to complete the mandate of Sepp Blatter, who was banned by FIFA’s ethics committee.Infantino has no challenger yet before a Feb. 5 deadline for potential candidates.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

Ohio State womens basketball downs Illinois in shootout

The Illinois women’s basketball team hasn’t won a Big Ten game this year. That didn’t change Sunday afternoon when No. 10 Ohio State (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten) handed the Fighting Illini (6-14, 0-7 Big Ten) their seventh straight loss, 96-84. While the Buckeyes walk away with a victory, the Illini kept the game close until late in the match. “They’re as athletic as any team in the country,” OSU coach Jim Foster said. Before coming into Sunday’s game, the Fighting Illini had lost their last five games by a total of 18 points, including one overtime game. “We’re almost there, I just got to push them to get better,” said Illinois coach Jolette Law. At the end of the first half, the Buckeyes had a 44-36 lead, but it was in the second period of the game when the Buckeyes would be tested. Illinois cut the lead to four points after junior guard Tayler Hill was called for a flagrant foul. OSU then answered with consecutive 3-point plays from freshman guard Raven Ferguson and freshman forward Kalpana Beach to give OSU an eight-point lead with nine minutes left in the second half, but the lead wouldn’t last. With less than six minutes in the game, Illinois senior guard Lydia McCully hit both foul shots to knot the score at 76. The tie was short-lived though, as Hill and senior guard Samantha Prahalis drained consecutive 3-point shots to give the Buckeyes a six-point lead. “It comes with us being veteran guards and having the experience,” Prahalis said. “When the score is close like that, we need to score. We need to get a good shot.” The three points were among 10 Prahalis had in the final five minutes of the game. Prahalis led all Buckeye scorers with 28 points and six assists, followed closely by Hill, who added 26 points. While OSU only shot 48.6 percent in the first half, OSU rallied in the second half to finish with 96, their highest point total of the year. Sunday’s score was also the largest point total the Buckeyes have put up since 2009. The 84 points were the highest point total any opponent has scored against the Buckeyes this season. The Fighting Illini were led in scoring by junior forward and Ohio native Karisma Penn, who contributed 23 points. Penn was followed by junior guard Adrienne GodBold, who added 18 points and seven rebounds. Sunday’s win increases OSU’s winning streak to four, but the team is still a game behind Purdue for the conference lead. The top two teams in the Big Ten will face each other Feb. 12, when the Boilermakers travel to Columbus, Ohio. OSU will face the Fighting Illini again February 9. The Buckeyes return to action Thursday at Indiana. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. read more

Tokyo mesure ses taux de radioactivité

first_imgTokyo mesure ses taux de radioactivité Ce mercredi, les autorités de Tokyo ont lancé une campagne de relevés du taux de radioactivité dans la capitale japonaise. Une opération visant à rassurer la population, trois mois après la catastrophe de Fukushima engendrée par un séisme et un tsunami dévastateurs.Ce mercredi 15 juin, les autorités municipales de Tokyo ont lancé une campagne de mesure du taux de radioactivité de la capitale, rapporte 20 minutes. Des relevés ont ainsi été réalisés dans plusieurs quartiers de la ville, dansdes parcs et des cours de récréation notamment. Cette opération vise avant tout à rassurer la population inquiète. “Cela nous a été demandé par des mères de famille inquiètes pour la sécurité de leurs enfants. Les gens veulent également savoir quel est le taux de radioactivité dans leur quartier”, a indiqué un responsable de la ville.Les premières mesures ont révélé un très faible taux de radioactivité, assurent les autorités. Un niveau de 0,06 microsieverts par heure à un mètre du sol a été enregistré dans un parc de Tokyo. A cinq centimètres du sol, le taux passe à 0,07 microsieverts par heure. Des résultats bien en-deçà de la limite du niveau de radioactivité fixé à Tokyo, souligne le responsable cité par 20 minutes.A 200 kilomètres de là, dans la ville de Fukushima, situéeà une soixantaine de kilomètres de la centrale nucléaire accidentée, les autorités ont décidé de fournir dès l’automne prochain des dosimètres à quelque 34.000 enfants. Là-encore, le Japon affirme qu’il s’agit avant tout d’un moyen de rassurer les familles (voir notre article).Le 15 juin 2011 à 14:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Découverte de nouveaux éléments sur la résistance des punaises de lit aux

first_imgDécouverte de nouveaux éléments sur la résistance des punaises de lit aux insecticidesDes chercheurs américains sont parvenus à élucider les mécanismes développés par les punaises de lit pour résister aux insecticides. Une découverte qui suscite l’espoir de lutter plus efficacement contre ces insectes.Si les punaises de lit ne mesurent généralement pas plus de 8 millimètres, elles peuvent être un véritable calvaire pour ceux qui sont envahis. Ces insectes peuvent en effet investir plusieurs pièces de la maison, notamment la chambre à coucher (d’où leur nom), mais aussi les hôtels, hôpitaux, maisons de retraite, école ou encore crèche. Or, comme d’autres espèces de punaises, ceux-ci sont hématophages. Autrement dit, pour se nourrir, une seule cible les intéresse : notre sang. Dans les années 1950, ces punaises de lit étaient extrêmement répandues, mais l’usage d’insecticides les a peu à peu fait disparaitre. Au cours des dix dernières années, cependant, les spécialistes ont constaté un retour en force de ces insectes aux Etats-Unis comme en Europe. Une raison à cela : ceux-ci sont semble-t-il parvenus à développer des mécanismes pour résister aux substances censées les tuer. Ainsi, deux des insecticides les plus utilisés, le deltaméthrine et le beta-cyfluthrine, qui appartiennent à la classe des pyréthroïdes, ne présenteraient plus que peu d’efficacité. Mais les efforts des petits insectes pourraient bien s’avérer vains car des scientifiques et entomologues américains ont réussi à identifier les gènes utilisés par les punaises de lit résistantes pour produire des enzymes qui désactivent les insecticides. Ils ont même découvert une mutation qui permet à ces insectes d’avoir un système nerveux partiellement résistant aux effets toxiques des substances. 5.200 fois plus d’insecticide pour les tuer À lire aussiBraconnage : les tigres désormais chassés avec des insecticides en ThaïlandePour cela, les chercheurs ont étudié deux populations de punaises de lit : une très résistante à ces insecticides et une autre ne montrant aucune résistance car élevée en laboratoire depuis 1973, rapporte l’AFP. Ils ont ainsi établi qu’il fallait, durant une période de 24 heures, pas moins de 5.200 fois plus de deltaméthrine ou 111 fois plus de beta-cyfluthrine pour tuer les punaises de la population résistante que celles de l’autre groupe. Des résultats publiés dans la revue PLoS One.  “Le séquençage de certains groupes de gènes des punaises de lit résistantes aux pyréthroïdes révèle des mécanismes multiples de résistance dans une seule population de ces insectes” étudiés, précise l’étude menée notamment par Zach Adelman, professeur adjoint d’entomologie à l’université Virginia Tech (est). Au vu de ces nouvelles connaissances, les chercheurs ont ainsi suggéré que leur découverte pourrait permettre de mieux lutter contre ces envahisseurs qui peuvent aussi être porteurs de pathogènes résistants aux antibiotiques, d’après une étude publiée en mai. Le 20 octobre 2011 à 19:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ridgefield man to run for Harris House seat

first_imgDamion Jiles, a resident of Ridgefield and former candidate for school board, has announced that he will run for the House seat currently held by state Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver.“I’m running because I want to see change in the district,” said Jiles, who is running as a Democrat.Jiles, 42, said he wants to see more action taken on transportation infrastructure, particularly with the congested Interstate 5 Bridge. Describing the I-5 Bridge as being of vital importance to business, he said he would like to see the bridge replaced. But he added that he’s also supportive of building new bridges across the Columbia River.“I’m willing to take a commonsense approach to whatever the answer has to be,” he said, adding that there are multiple solutions to the problem.Last year, the Legislature responded to a court mandate to fund basic education by approving a funding package that relied on a spike in property taxes. Jiles said that the court order should have never been an issue to begin with and that the state should have been upholding its constitutional obligation to fund basic education. However, he said that with the funding mechanism in place, the state is “headed down the right path.”He also added that he would like to see students offered trade apprenticeships as career pathways.In a follow-up email about the recently concluded legislative session, Jiles called the passage of the Washington Voting Rights Act, which is intended to improve minority representation in government among other aims, a “great success” that will help boost turnout. He said he was a proponent of the Breakfast After the Bell bill, which seeks to improve access to nutritional programs in schools.last_img read more

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla celebrates canine therapy volunteers

first_imgScripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla celebrates canine therapy volunteers 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsScripps Health therapy dogs and their human companions gathered in front of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Tuesday to celebrate the Best in Show canine volunteers and present them with blue ribbons.This annual event recognizes the important service provided by these specially trained dogs and their human companions — an important part of the caregiving teams at Scripps hospitals. KUSI Newsroom, April 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Lions Optometric Vision Clinic pizza fundraiser

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Lions Optometric Vision Clinic pizza fundraiser KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 10, 2019 Updated: 6:01 AMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings(KUSI) – The Lions Optometric Vision Clinic has two fundraisers at BJ’s and Blaze Pizza this summer.According to the organization, volunteers from the Lions Club and the San Diego County Optometric Society have made this an ongoing successful project helping over 10,000 individuals.For more information on the fundraisers visit their website here. KUSI Newsroom June 10, 2019last_img read more

AARP Rolls Out Social Monetization

first_img“This is an extension of a very successful program that has been running on AARP.org,” says Peter Zeuschner, who leads digital sales for the association. “In December we clocked in our 1 millionth follower so it became a logical extension of taking a successful program that lived in our site and moving it over to Facebook with this dedicated ‘Hot Deals’ tab where our Facebook followers are looking for discounts.”Zeuschner says that the association’s 37 million members own about 75 percent of the nation’s wealth, making them an attractive demographic for sponsors looking to promote deals. He says about 33 percent of Facebook’s global audience falls into the 50-plus category, making the space a natural place to extend the offers. The deals rolled out on March 1 and AARP has seen between two and four percent of its fans clicking through since the program was introduced.“The ‘Hot Deals’ program is a package—we’ve bundled all of our highest performing assets with this, like banner ads, interstitials, dedicated landing pages and now this Facebook tab together under one price point,” he says. “It’s priced per-month for a 30-day time period and this is considered our premier package. We have a very engaged audience that’s supported our business model—we’ve experienced a revenue growth of 35 to 50 percent for the last five years because our members are so engaged.”In addition to having a dedicated Facebook tab the social initiative will be promoted on AARP.org, through an e-newsletter and in the association’s magazine.“Above everything else AARP is a membership and social impact organization,” he says. “The key to this is member value. Our members are looking for quality discounts and great deals, so this is an opportunity for us to provide them with one place to go to get these great advertising bargains by taking advantage of the growth of Facebook.” Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter! AARP, the association for those aged 50-plus and publisher of the largest circulation magazine in the country, is taking advantage of Facebook to not only reach its core membership, but to offer advertisers integrated ad buys as well.The new program known as “Hot Deals” is designed for advertisers to reach the 50-plus audience through a dedicated Facebook tab that offers money-saving opportunities—the program promotes or tests timely offers that generate sales for new and repeat advertisers. AARP estimates that 75 percent of all of its members sign up looking for discounts, though these Facebook offers are not limited to members only. The deals are housed on the “Advertising Section” of AARP’s Facebook page—sponsors can provide up to 140 characters describing the offer and product benefit, a visual and a click-through URL to offer redemption on a brand’s website. Consumers also have the option of sharing the deal on Facebook or via email with their friends.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of May 26 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of May 26, 2019:Full-Time Client Relations Manager at Serur Group BostonFull-Time Customer Centric & Service Focused Manager at Smyth CompaniesFull-Time Marketing & Communications Intern at UniFirstFull-Time PC Technician/Handyware Technician at TekwissenFull-Time Water Mitigation Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time/Part-Time Chair Renters/Booth Renters at Nicholas Scott SalonFull-Time Summer Help at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time/Part-Time Licensed Nail Tech at La Chic Nails SpaPart-Time Sales Reps at Vector MarketingFull-Time Associate District Manager at NAPA AutopartsFull-Time Mechanical Repair Technician via Lighthouse Placement ServicesFull-Time Animal Technician via Kelly ServicesFull-Time Delivery Driver at LKQ CorporationFull-Time Toddler Teacher’s Aide at Little SproutsFull-Time (Temporary) Research Model Husbandry at Integrated ResourcesFull-Time Sales Manager at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Development Engineer at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Pricing Manager at Charles River LabsPart-Time Security Guard at Allied UniversalFull-Time Finance Director via KBW Financial Staffing & RecruitingFull-Time Mechanical Designer via Acara SolutionsFull-Time Program Manager at AmetekFull-Time Senior Network Engineer via AMS StaffingPart-Time Dental Hygienist at Wilmington Dentist OfficeFull-Time CNA/PCA/HHA at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonFull-Time Sales & Management Trainee at U.S. Electrical Services Inc.Full-Time Software Engineer at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Sr. Government Accounting Analyst at Charles River LabsFull-Time Service Technician at OrkinFull-Time Sales Associate at Verizon WirelessFull-Time Safety Manager at Crystal WarehouseFull-Time Customer Service & Inside Sales Representative at Scully Signal CompanyPart-Time Summer Help Warehouse Associate at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Skilled Laborer at Cam’s Demolition & DisposalFull-Time/Part-Time Crew Members & Shift Leaders at Dunkin’ DonutsFull-Time Cook For Senior Dining at Glendale Senior DiningFull-Time Delivery Drivers at FedExFull-Time Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician at Basuch HealthFull-Time Supervisor of Quality & Documentation Control at Spectra Medical DevicesFull-Time Special Education Teacher (Pathways Program) at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Educational Assistant (Stepping Stones Program) at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time LPN/Educational Assistant at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Middle School Science/Bible Teacher at Abundant LifePart-Time K-8 Physical Education Teacher at Abundant LifePart-Time Extended Day Director at Abundant LifePart-Time Extended Day Assistant at Abundant LifeFull-Time Service Advisor at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Pressroom Feeder at Kirkwood PrintingFull-Time Solar Service Technician at Vivint SolarFull-Time Service Technician at Ritchie & SonsFull-Time Sales Coordinator at New England Industrial TruckFull-Time Service Technician at Waltham Services LLCFull-Time Credit Analyst at Standard ElectricFull-Time Onboarding Specialist at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Assistant Manager of Customer Service at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Claims Coordinator at Ametros Financial CorporationPart-Time Mobile Patrol Officer at Securitas Security ServicesFull-Time Inbound Expert at TargetPart-Time Delivery Driver (Sundays) at Optima Shipping(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more