New Delhi: The government in the last five years has deregistered over 14,800 NGOs which were registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and had been receiving funds from abroad, the Lok Sabha was told Tuesday. Replying to a written question, Union minister of state for home Nityanand Rai said the registrations were cancelled because the NGOs committed violations of the provisions of the FCRA. Rai also said Rs 16,894.37 crore foreign contribution has been received by various NGOs in 2017-18, Rs 15,343.15 crore foreign contribution was received by them in 2016-17 and Rs 17,803.21 crore in 2015-16.
New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday kick-started the South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s three-day-long drive to raise awareness about vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, from Hauz Khas in South Delhi.Vardhan said while the number of dengue and malaria cases have been considerably low in the last few years, estimates show that the numbers might increase this year. However, he added that there is no need to panic because most of the cases are treatable from home and only a few of them become serious enough for hospital attention. Vardhan said that extra efforts of dengue breeding checkers will certainly bring positive results in making Delhi free from these diseases; hence, the role of the DBCs will become valuable and substantial.
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway has spoken today at the UN official commemoration of International Women’s Day in New York.Anne Hathaway, UN Women’s Global Goodwill Ambassador“In late March, last year, 2016, I became a parent for the first time. I remember the indescribable — and as I understand it universal — experience of holding my week-old son and feeling my priorities change on a cellular level,” she said. “I remember I experienced a shift in consciousness that gave me the ability to maintain my love of career and cherish something else, someone else, much, much more. Like so many parents, I wondered how I was going to balance my work with my new role as a parent, and in that moment, I remember that the statistic for the US’s policy on maternity leave flashed through my mind.“American women are currently entitled to 12 weeks’ unpaid leave. American men are entitled to nothing. That information landed differently for me when, one week after my son’s birth I could barely walk, when I was getting to know a human who was completely dependent on my husband and I for everything, when I was dependent on my husband for most things, when we were relearning everything we thought we knew about our family and relationship. It landed differently.“Somehow, we and every American parent were expected to be “back to normal” in under three months. Without income. I remember thinking to myself, “If the practical result of pregnancy is another mouth to feed in your home and America is a country where most people are living paycheck to paycheck, how does 12 weeks unpaid leave economically work?”“The truth is, for too many people it doesn’t. One in four American women go back to work two weeks after giving birth because they can’t afford to take any more time off than that. 25 per cent. Equally disturbing, women who can afford to take the full 12 weeks often don’t because it will mean incurring a “motherhood penalty”— meaning they will be perceived as less dedicated to their job and will be passed over for promotions and other career advancement. In my own household, my mother had to choose between a career and raising three children- a choice that left her unpaid and underappreciated as a homemaker- because there just wasn’t support for both paths. The memory of being in the city with my Dad is a particularly meaningful one since he was the sole breadwinner in our house, and my brothers and my time with him was always limited by how much he had to work. And we were an incredibly privileged family—our hardships were the stuff of other family’s dreams.“The deeper into the issue of paid parental leave I go, the clearer I see the connection between persisting barriers to women’s full equality and empowerment, and the need to redefine and in some cases, destigmatize men’s role as caregivers. In other words, to liberate women, we need to liberate men.“The assumption and common practice that women and girls look after the home and the family is a stubborn and very real stereotype that not only discriminates against women, but limits men’s participation and connection within the family and society. These limitations have broad-ranging and significant effects, for them and for children. We know this. So why do we continue to undervalue fathers and overburden mothers?“Paid parental leave is not about taking days off work; it is about creating freedom to define roles, to choose how to invest time, and to establish new, positive cycles of behavior. Companies that have offered paid parental leave for employees have reported improved employee retention, reduced absenteeism and training costs, and boosted productivity and morale. Far from not being able to afford to have paid parental leave, it seems we can’t afford not to.“In fact, a study in Sweden showed that every month fathers took paternity leave, the mothers’ income increased by 6.7 per cent. That’s 6.7 per cent more economic freedom for the whole family. Data from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey shows that most fathers report that they would work less if it meant that they could spend more time with their children. How many of us here today saw our Dads enough growing up? How many of you Dads here see your kids enough now?“We need to help each other if we are going to grow.“Along with UN Women, I am issuing a call to action for countries, companies and institutions globally to step-up and become champions for paid parental leave. In 2013, provisions for parental leave were in only 66 countries out of 190 UN member states. I look forward to beginning with the UN itself which has not yet achieved parity and who’s paid parental leave policies are currently up for review. Let us lead by example in creating a world in which women and men are not economically punished for wanting to be parents.”To read her full speech, click here.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments this week in the case of Bradley Barton, accused of killing Cindy Gladue. File photo.Justin BrakeAPTN NewsCanada’s criminal justice system is under intense scrutiny this week over its treatment of Indigenous people.On Thursday the Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments in an appeal of an Alberta court’s decision last year to order a new trial for Bradley Barton.Gladue, a 36-year-old Cree woman, was found dead in an Edmonton motel room in June 2011.She bled to death from an 11-centimetre wound in her vagina.In 2015 Barton, an Ontario trucker who admitted to causing the wound and Gladue’s death—accidentally, he argued—was acquitted of first degree murder and manslaughter.The decision prompted vigils and protests across Canada.In a unanimous ruling last year Alberta’s Court of Appeal ordered a new trial based in part on the belief that the trial judge’s instructions to the jury were “inadequate to counter the stigma and potential bias and prejudice that arose from the repeated references to Gladue as a ‘prostitute’, ‘Native girl’ and ‘Native woman’” throughout the trial.Those references, the three judges wrote in their decision, “implicitly invited the jury to bring to the fact-finding process discriminatory beliefs or biases about the sexual availability of Indigenous women and especially those who engage in sexual activity for payment.”The 11-person jury consisted of nine men and two women, none of them Indigenous.Cindy Gladue’s “dehumanizing treatment” indicative of justice system’s regard for Indigenous peopleWomen’s and Indigenous rights advocates say Canada’s criminal justice system is failing Indigenous people.“The dehumanizing treatment of Cindy Gladue in this case raises critical issues, including of the law of consent, the mistreatment treatment of Indigenous women by the criminal justice system, and the pervasive problem of violence against women,” reads a joint press release this week from the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), who are among 16 intervenors in the case.“The trial of Bradley Barton is another, horrific example of a system designed to dehumanize and punish Indigenous women,” Julie Kaye, Research Advisor for IAAW, said in the statement.During the 2015 trial part of Gladue’s preserved corpse was brought into the courtroom as evidence, a rare move that critics say represents the Canadian justice system’s regard for Indigenous women and their bodies.“The introduction of Ms. Gladue’s actual vaginal tissue as evidence is the pinnacle of two things: how prostituted women are reduced to a mere sum of their body parts, and that our life’s total never figures into whether or not we choose prostitution,” Trisha Baptie of Formerly Exploited Voices Now Educating (FEVNE) said at a press conference on Parliament Hill Wednesday.FEVNE is part of the Women’s Equality and Liberty Coalition (WELC), which is also intervening in the case.“I am positive Ms. Gladue never gave her consent to live in poverty, to suffer the effects of colonization, to experience life as she understood it. If she had no ability to consent to the life she experienced, that moulded her, why do we think she consented to being a prostituted woman?”Cindy Gladue was a 36-year-old Cree mother, daughter and sister. She died in 2011 from a wound inflicted on her by Bradley Barton, who was later found not guilty of first degree murder or manslaughter. File photo.This week the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women announced it too will intervene in the case.“The death of Ms. Cindy Gladue and acquittal of Mr. Bradley Barton is emblematic of how Indigenous women are seen as less than worthy victims in general, but specifically within the justice system,” MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion Buller said in a statement Tuesday.“The National Inquiry has a legitimate interest in this case, and in ensuring the law of consent accurately takes into account issues that contribute to the violence and vulnerability Indigenous women and girls experience,” said Christa Big Canoe, the commission’s lead counsel who will be making oral submissions on behalf of the National Inquiry.Potential for precedent on consent lawsObservers say the case could also set new precedent on consent laws in Canada, including whether an “objective likelihood of harm” cancels out sexual consent.Lise Gotell, a gender studies professor at the University of Alberta and chairwoman of LEAF, says the court has previously ruled that a person killed in a fist fight couldn’t have consented to bodily harm.“But the court has never made a ruling on whether or not this rule applies in a sexual context.”Gotell says LEAF won’t argue for the new consent provision because it believes Gladue didn’t agree at all.Barton has testified that he hired Gladue for two nights of sex that included putting his fist in her vagina. When he woke up after the second night, he said, he found her dead in the tub.The Alberta Crown, as well as attorney generals in other provinces, including Ontario, is arguing for an addition to the law.Barton’s lawyer, Dino Bottos, says it would be a big deal if the top court agrees. He plans to argue that the Crown brought up the consent versus harm argument on appeal, not at trial, and it shouldn’t affect his client’s case.It would be akin to double jeopardy, Bottos says. “We’re just trying to hold the line.”“The original trial exposed how much judges are ignorant in holding myths and stereotypes when it comes to victims of sexual assault. There was a complete lack of understanding of what consent means, the intention of consent laws, the application of consent when a woman is drunk and where her consent is not given to the particular act in place, and the power balance that undermines any real ability to have a voluntary agreement to have a consensual act,” Hilla Kerner of the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter said Wednesday during the WELC press conference in Ottawa.Diane Matte of La concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle, also a member of the Women’s coalition intervening in the case, said violence against women, “whether it’s in the sexual form or the physical form, has to end.“And we have to recognize that racism and colonialism have, in this case, been matched once again by the ultimate misogynistic act of a man killing a woman.”With files from the Canadian Press.
EDMONTON — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Alberta’s Alison Redford are to meet next month in Vancouver to work on a joint plan to expand energy exports.The two premiers plan to talk on Nov. 5 after Redford delivers a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade.The premiers say they have set the terms of reference for a joint group to explore energy issues.The group is to consult with First Nations, explore resource transportation options, look at how to promote resources and study ways to reduce the impact of oilspills.It is also to examine how to make sure both provinces get a fair share of resource revenues.Alberta has been promoting Calgary-based Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline that would take crude from the oilsands across B.C. to tankers on the coast.
Junior corner back Denzel Ward (12) tackles Taivon Jacobs of Maryland during the Ohio State game on Oct. 7 at Ohio Stadium. Ward was ejected immediately after for targeting. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterOhio State head coach Urban Meyer said the Big Ten admitted to him that its controversial targeting penalty called on junior cornerback Denzel Ward Saturday during the Buckeyes’ 62-14 win over Maryland was incorrect.“What you do is you turn [the video] in each week and I’ll have a guy on our staff call the Big Ten officiating and then report back was that you know on the field, it’s a snap judgment, but replay official was in error,” Meyer said Tuesday on the Big Ten coaches teleconference. “And so we’re going to reward Denzel Ward today at practice for a caused fumble and he should not have been ejected. And it was a mistake.”Meyer said the biggest concern he has is that a call of that magnitude could be made in a more important game, like the Big Ten championship, where the loss of his top corner could affect his team’s chances of winning.“Oh, concerned, irate, all the above,” Meyer said. “I just don’t understand how that happens. But that’s for the higher-ups to figure out. Yeah, of course. Concern is probably not strong enough.”Ward laid a hit on Terrapin wide receiver Taivon Jacobs that knocked the ball loose. The junior cornerback appeared to lead with his shoulder on the hit and drive into Jacobs’ chest, but the call on the field was that it was a targeting call. A short video review later confirmed the ruling on the field and Ward was ejected from the game.Cornerback Damon Arnette was ejected later in the game with the penalty, but he was clearly deserving of being called for targeting as he hit Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager in the head or neck area as the sophomore signal-caller was sliding.The Lantern reached out to the Big Ten for comment on the Ward targeting call.The consequence for targeting is for the immediate disqualification of the player and a 15-yard penalty if video review confirms or upholds the targeting call on the field. If the incident happens in the first half, the player will be disqualified for the remainder of the game and miss no further time beyond that. If the penalty happens in the second half — as it did with Arnette — the player will miss the remainder of the game and the first half of the following game.The NCAA defines targeting as the following:Targeting and Making Forcible Contact With the Crown of the HelmetARTICLE 3. No player shall target and make forcible contact against anopponent with the crown (top) of his helmet. This foul requires that therebe at least one indicator of targeting (See Note 1 below). When in question,it is a foul. (Rule 9-6) (A.R. 9-1-3-I)Targeting and Making Forcible Contact to Heador Neck Area of a Defenseless PlayerARTICLE 4. No player shall target and make forcible contact to the heador neck area of a defenseless opponent (See Note 2 below) with the helmet,forearm, hand, fist, elbow or shoulder. This foul requires that there be atleast one indicator of targeting (See Note 1 below). When in question, it isa foul (Rules 2-27-14 and 9-6). (A.R. 9-1-4-I-VI)Note 1: “Targeting” means that a player takes aim at an opponent forpurposes of attacking with forcible contact that goes beyond makinga legal tackle or a legal block or playing the ball. Some indicators oftargeting include but are not limited to:• Launch—a player leaving his feet to attack an opponent by anupward and forward thrust of the body to make forcible contact inthe head or neck area• A crouch followed by an upward and forward thrust to attack withforcible contact at the head or neck area, even though one or bothfeet are still on the ground• Leading with helmet, shoulder, forearm, fist, hand or elbow toattack with forcible contact at the head or neck area• Lowering the head before attacking by initiating forcible contactwith the crown of the helmetNote 2: Defenseless player (Rule 2-27-14):• A player in the act of or just after throwing a pass.• A receiver attempting to catch a forward pass or in position toreceive a backward pass, or one who has completed a catch and hasnot had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a ballcarrier.• A kicker in the act of or just after kicking a ball, or during the kickor the return.• A kick returner attempting to catch or recover a kick, or one whohas completed a catch or recovery and has not had time to protecthimself or has not clearly become a ball carrier..• A player on the ground.• A player obviously out of the play.• A player who receives a blind-side block.• A ball carrier already in the grasp of an opponent and whoseforward progress has been stopped.• A quarterback any time after a change of possession• A ball carrier who has obviously given himself up and is sliding feet-first.
Freshman forward Katie Matheny (23) prepares for a faceoff during a game against the Toronto Aeros Sept. 28 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 2-1.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Asst. multimedia editorFresh off a sweep of then-No. 7 North Dakota, the Ohio State women’s hockey team (14-15-5, 9-14-5) is set to travel to Minnesota Duluth (13-13-6, 11-11-6) for a best-of-three series in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.Coach Nate Handrahan’s team won three straight to end the regular season, finishing fifth in the WCHA for the third consecutive year.But both of the squads the past two years had more wins than this year’s edition, and a lot of that has to do with the first half of their seasons. The Buckeyes went 5-11-2 in their first 18 games, a run that included a stretch of nine games without a win.Assistant coach Carson Duggan said the first half of the season was tough, but once the team came back from its holiday break, things began to change.“The break might’ve come at the right time,” Duggan said. “They were mentally fresh and came back a different group, and it showed in the intensity and execution of practices.”Since the turn of the year, the Buckeyes are 9-4-3 and have swept Penn State, Minnesota State, St. Cloud State and North Dakota in that time.Junior forward Taylor Kuehl, who is one of five Buckeyes with at least 20 points this season, also credited the holiday break as the catalyst for the team’s improvement.“We really struggled at the start of the season,” Kuehl said. “We weren’t pleased with how we started and I think ever since Christmas break, we’ve been a completely different team and we have so much more determination and motivation.”Now with the postseason beginning, the Buckeyes face a familiar foe in Minnesota Duluth. The Bulldogs have been OSU’s first round opponents for the past two years, and OSU leading scorer, senior forward Ally Tarr, said that familiarity gives her team confidence.“We’ve always had a little bit of a rivalry with Duluth,” Tarr said. “They beat us my sophomore year and then last year we beat them, so we know that we can beat them and we know that if we play our best we have a good chance of coming out of there with a victory.”The two teams have played each other four times so far this season, with the Bulldogs winning twice and the other games ending in ties. In the past 10 games in the series, the away team is 8-0-2.But regardless of what statistics say, Duggan said neither team can take anything for granted.“When it comes down to it, you still have to go out and do your job,” Duggan said. “Come playoff hockey, anything can happen.”
Irish roots: Mike Pence and Paul Ryan to entertain the Taoiseach during shamrock trip The Taoiseach is on a whirlwind tour of the east coast of America for St Patrick’s Day. http://jrnl.ie/3274104 Kenny is meeting with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker today, before making an appearance at a reception to mark the 100th anniversary of US President John F Kennedy’s birth in the JFK Library at Columbia Point, in Boston.Tomorrow, he will enjoy an early business breakfast for the Boston College-Ireland Business Council Club, before stopping by visiting TF Green Airport to mark the commencement of new transatlantic routes operated by Norwegian Airlines.The Taoiseach will make his way to Washington DC on Wednesday.TheJournal.ie’s political reporter Christina Finn will be bringing you all the latest updates from Enda Kenny’s visit to Washington this week, including his meeting with US President Donald Trump on Thursday. Stay up-to-date by following @ChristinaFinn8, @TJ_Politics and TheJournal.ie’s Facebook page. Read: Donald Trump’s St. Patrick’s Day hat has been pulled from his website>Read: Taoiseach says he will raise the new travel ban with Trump when he visits the White House> Taoiseach @EndaKennyTD in #Philadelphia announces referendum on voting rights in Presidential elections for citizens outside the State pic.twitter.com/Uj38dGzIDP— Irish Consulate NYC (@IrelandinNY) March 12, 2017 18,148 Views Source: Enda Kenny/Twitter 53 Comments Source: Irish Consulate NYC/Twitter Mar 13th 2017, 6:10 AM Short URL Source: Press Association I take great pride in my Irish roots, so it was a pleasure to have #Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs visit my office yesterday. 🇮🇪 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/1sP9tTp1qL— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) February 2, 2017 Share Tweet Email1 However, it makes sense that Pence would take a central role this week as he does have bona fide Irish roots.Pence’s grandfather emigrated to the US from Tubercurry, County Sligo in the 1920s, and it is understood he passed through immigration inspections at Ellis Island.His great-grandmother came from Doonbeg, County Clare, home to Trump’s famous Irish golf resort. Pence is believed to have been quite close to his grandfather, someone he says was a great inspiration to him.The vice-president has returned to his ancestral home on many occasions over the years.In 2009, he told the Irish Voice newspaper how he remembers spending summers in Ireland, cutting turf and saving hay in Clare and Sligo.Irish Central reports that Pence also has relatives in Doonbeg in Clare and last visited with his family in 2013, showing up in Morrisey’s Pub on one occasion.Although raised a Democrat by Irish-Catholic parents, Pence became a born-again Christian and shifted politically to the right. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesHailing from KilkennyWhile Pence is to be guest of honour at Wednesday’s gala dinner in the National Building Museum, the Taoiseach will also meet House Speaker Paul Ryan while in Washington.Irish Central reports that Ryan identifies as Irish-American and even has a Kilkenny GAA jersey hanging in his office.Clearly proud of his ancestry, he showed it off to Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan only last month. Source: Charlie Flanagan/Twitter Had a really good conversation tonight with US VP Elect Mike Pence. He certainly knows Ireland and the issues that matter to our people.— Enda Kenny (@EndaKennyTD) November 18, 2016 By Christina Finn Raised the plight of the 50,000 undocumented Irish at a recent meeting on Capitol Hill with House Speaker Paul Ryan. pic.twitter.com/KWmXngnnQD— Charlie Flanagan (@CharlieFlanagan) February 21, 2017 Monday 13 Mar 2017, 6:10 AM While Kenny will be spending a lot of time with the two Republicans, he will also meet with many Democrats.The guest speaker at the American Ireland Fund dinner is Senator George Mitchell – a man who was instrumental in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.The Taoiseach began his Stateside visit over the weekend, setting down in Philadelphia. Guests crowd the East Room of the White House during St Patrick’s Day celebrations at the White House in 2011. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesHe attended the city’s 247th St Patrick’s Day parade, and a reception a hosted by GAA, the Brehon, Law Society, Irish American Business Chamber and the Immigration Centre.While in Philadelphia, Kenny announced that a referendum would be held to extend voting rights in the Irish presidential election to Irish citizens living outside the State. Source: Paul Ryan/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article I’m Irish. No, really. I am.IT’S SOMETHING EVERY Irish person has heard said in an American accent at one time or another.But if US Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan utter these words to the Taoiseach during this week’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations, they won’t have to delve too far into their ancestry to prove it.Enda Kenny is on a whirlwind trip of the east coast of America this week (with some calling it the farewell tour – he has indicated he will outline a timeline for his departure as Fine Gael leader after 17 March).While in the US, he is visiting Boston, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Washington and New York.He’ll be meeting many high-powered American politicians on his travels, such as those mentioned above, as well as US President Donald Trump (of course) and a handful of governors and business people.Irish roots Just like his predecessor Joe Biden, former US congressman and governor of Indiana Mike Pence is central to this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations. St.Patrick’s Day luncheon with House Speaker Paul Ryan in 2016. Source: Pablo Martinez MonsivaisHe is the 2017 guest of honour at the American Ireland Fund Gala in Washington DC (which commands $1,000 dollars a seat).He will also be hosting a special breakfast for the Taoiseach at his residence on 16 March (the day Trump will be presented with the traditional bowl of shamrock). President Barack Obama and Taoiseach Enda Kenny hold up a bowl of shamrocks during a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington in 2015. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesKenny had high praise for the vice-president last year on Twitter, something he was widely criticised for: Ryan claims his Irish roots go all the way back to the Famine, explaining that his relatives hail from Kilkenny.His grandfather, James Ryan arrived in the United States in 1851, in search of the American dream, writes Niall O’Dowd of Irish Central.What will they talk about? The undocumented Irish is top of Kenny’s list of talking points during his visit.With his Irish ancestry, Pence has a history of getting involved in immigration issues.He was criticised by some Republicans in the past for meeting with the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR) during the immigration bill battle in 2009.Whether he will discuss the issue with the Taoiseach – risking the same ire again – is yet to be seen.The day the Taoiseach is due to meet Trump also happens to be the day the US president’s revised travel ban comes into effect.The executive order bans entry visas from six Muslim-majority countries: Libya, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.Kenny told TheJournal.ie that he will raise the issue with both Trump and Pence.When his running mate first floated the idea during his campaign, Pence called the proposed ban on Muslims entering the US “offensive and unconstitutional”.However, the vice-president has since defended Trump’s stance on the issue.Flanagan has also raised the issue of Irish immigration with Ryan while on a recent visit to the US.
Le prix du livre numérique fixé par les députésUn texte permettant notamment à l’éditeur de fixer le prix de vente au public du livre numérique a été adopté par l’Assemblée nationale.L’Assemblée nationale a tranché. Proposé par le député UMP Hervé Gaymard, le texte sur les livres numériques est censé “accompagner” et “encadrer” la mutation technologique pour qu’elle “se déroule dans le respect de notre patrimoine et du droit d’auteur”, selon les mots de son instigateur. Concrètement, les éditeurs pourront fixer le prix des livres numérisés, dont le taux de TVA a été fixé à 5,5%. Néanmoins, les plateformes de vente de livres numériques établies hors de France comme Amazon, Google ou Apple, ont été exclues du champ de la loi. Cette dernière disposition a d’ailleurs provoqué une réaction énergique du Syndicat des distributeurs de loisirs culturels, qui a dénoncé mardi “les pratiques commerciales prédatrices d’acteurs étrangers tout puissants” et réclamé “les moyens de travailler dans des conditions de concurrence équitable”. Mais pour le Ministre de la culture et de la communication, Frédéric Mitterrand, “ce texte équilibré préserve l’action de l’ensemble des acteurs de la chaîne du livre – auteurs, éditeurs, libraires, bibliothécaires – sans brider la volonté d’innovation des entrepreneurs ni la demande des internautes”. Cela tombe bien pour un secteur qui devrait connaître une forte croissance dans le futur, plus que les 1% du chiffre d’affaires des éditeurs à l’heure actuelle…Le 16 février 2011 à 13:59 • Emmanuel Perrin
Google Doodle : les 200 ans des contes de Grimm célébrés par GoogleAprès la musique, avec un doodle célébrant le ballet “Casse-noisette” tout en finesse, la télévision, avec les 50 ans de “Bonne nuit les petits”, Google finalise son exploration festive du monde de l’enfance avec le livre. Aujourd’hui, le géant de l’Internet revisite ainsi, via un doodle animé, l’histoire du petit chaperon rouge et fête les 200 ans des contes imaginés par les frères Grimm.Aujourd’hui, en arrivant sur la page principale du moteur de recherche Google, vous serez accueilli par un Doodle animé imageant le conte du Petit chaperon rouge. C’est la façon avec laquelle Google célèbre les 200 ans des célébrissimes contes de Grimm, du nom des deux frères qui les ont écrits, Jacob et Wilhelm, dans la deuxième partie du XIXème siècle.Jacob est philologue, et s’intéresse à la littérature médiévale. Wilhelm est critique littéraire. Le premier exposera, entre autre, une loi qui contribuera à la reconstitution des langues mortes, et se penche sur la mythologie d’outre-Rhin (Mythologie allemande, 1835), alors que le second s’attache à la parution de livres sur le folklore et les traditions populaires allemandes (les Légendes héroïques de l’ancienne Germanie, 1829). Mais les deux frères unissent surtout leurs savoir-faire respectifs sur l’édition de contes populaires allemands, avec la parution des Contes pour parents et enfants, entre 1812 et 1829, à l’origine-même de leurs fameux contes. Ils s’engagent à l’Université de Göttingen en 1830, l’un en tant que professeur de Droit ancien, et l’autre comme bibliothécaire. Mais ils la quittent, 7 ans plus tard, pour motifs politiques. Ils retournent alors là d’où sont nées leurs premiers engagements professionnelles, à Kassel, où les deux frères œuvrent dans la diplomatie et comme responsables de plusieurs bibliothèques.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Sur invitation de Frédéric-Guillaume IV de Prusse, ils s’installent à Berlin en 1841, et deviennent professeurs d’Université. Deux places de prestige d’où ils peuvent se concentrer pour paraître, six ans plus tard, une nouvelle édition de leurs contes, qui seront la version finale des fameux contes de Grimm. On y trouve 112 histoires (avec 5 œuvres supplémentaires : le poêle en fonte, la fille du roi et la grenouille, la princesse de pierre et Hansel et Gretel). Les plus célèbres d’entre eux sont connus de tous : Raiponce, Cendrillon, le petit chaperon rouge, Tom Pouce, Blanche-Neige ou encore la Belle au bois dormant. Des histoires adaptées de nombreuses fois sur scène ou à l’écran, devenues des classiques de la littérature et du divertissement, traversant les siècles avec aisance. Galvanisés par le succès rencontré par leurs contes, les frères Grimm s’attaqueront à une autre œuvre monumentale dont ils publieront le premier volume en 1852 : le dictionnaire allemand. Sept ans plus tard, Wilhelm meurt le 16 décembre 1859. Jacob disparaîtra, lui, le 20 septembre 1863. On notera que, comme leurs contes, l’histoire des frères Grimm a été adaptée sur Grand écran par Terry Gilliam en 2005. Une adaptation très libre de leurs vies, comme l’enchantement procuré par leurs histoires.Le 20 décembre 2012 à 13:22 • Maxime Lambert
The news of ITT Technical Institute’s systemwide closures last week left students across the country, including some in Vancouver, scrambling to determine the next steps in their education.Clark College hopes to make that transition easier for some, but a college spokesman was frank about limits on options available for students.“We want to be up-front with students,” Chato Hazelbaker said. “Your current academic progress at ITT is not going to be where you end up with us.”Clark College announced Tuesday that it would host an ITT Tech information session on campus at 3 p.m. Thursday. The free work session will be in Room 161 of the Penguin Union Building. Several staff members from the college’s Student Affairs department will talk about the school’s resources, and there will be an opportunity at the end for individual students to ask questions.Students may be able to work with Clark College one on one to determine if they qualify for any credits for prior learning, Hazelbaker said. But because Clark College’s accreditation body, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, doesn’t recognize ITT, Hazelbaker said credits are unlikely to transfer. Take nursing, for example.“If you’re three-quarters of the way (through a program), you’re not just going to be able to pick up those credits,” he said. “Nurses are essentially going to lose all of that progress.”
Northwest Team 13 transferred command of the Swan Lake Fire to Eastern Area Type 2 Gold team at 8:00am on Monday. This is the third command team to take over the fire since it started back in early June.Steve Bekkerus with the Incident Command Team: “The swan lake fire remains active as it slowly burns through dry duff, which will not end without significant mop-up efforts by firefighters. Our basic strategy is to limit spread toward values to the south and west of the fire including the communities of Cooper Landing and Sterling.” A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) has expanded to include the western portion of the Chugach National Forest and still includes the Sterling Highway corridor. Crews are prepping a line through Juneau Falls into Resurrection Pass Trail as a control line. Contingency lines are being implemented along the Fuller Lake Trail and in Juneau Creek in effort to check the fires spread to the east towards Cooper Landing and secure the Sterling Highway. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Incident Command Team on the Swan Lake Fire announced on Monday that the overall objectives of the fire are at 50% complete. The fire remains estimated at 100,812 acres with roughly 441 on staff. A night shift will patrol lines, and monitor and evaluate smoke issues along the highway. Bekkerus: “In the North end of the fire perimeter, we intend to confine or monitor the fire spread, while also providing point protection for valued recreation trails and remote cabins to the East. We ask the public to keep vehicle traffic slow on Sterling Highway for the protection of firefighters. Smoke may be visible from the highway in the Southeast corner of the fire near Jean Lake at milepost 60, moving West towards milepost 70. Please stay alert and drive cautiously.” Continued updates will be posted as they are made available. Yesterday there were scattered showers over the Kenai Peninsula, however the fire area did not receive significant rainfall. Although crews are experiencing lower temperatures and precipitation, fuels remain abnormally dry. A warming trend is forecast with the potential to increase fire activity along open fire line beginning Thursday.
Tarek Rahman. Photo: Collected Tarek Rahman, a leader of the ongoing demonstration demanding quota reforms in public services, has been missing since Saturday, his family said.Tarek, himself a jobseeker who had Master’s degree from Comilla University, went to a Fakirapool shop on Saturday evening for printing some banners and papers for the quota reform demonstration and since then he could not be traced anywhere, said Tarek’s family quoting his friends.Another leader of the quota reform movement, and a Dhaka University student, Faruk Hassan, disappeared on 2 July but he was later found in police custody. Shown arrested on 3 July, he is now in jail on completion of two-day police remand and he was denied bail on Sunday.Tarek’s sister Tanjila Yasmin told Prothom Alo, “He was threatened in many ways since he joined the quota reform demonstration. We last talked to him over phone on Saturday at 3:00pm.””In the evening, we came to know from Tarek’s friends that he went missing. His phone is found switched off,” she added.Tarek is a joint convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, a platform which is leading the demonstration. He is also preparing himself for the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations, staying in Dhaka after completing his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Comilla University.His mother Shahana Begum went to Shahbagh police station around 12:30am on Sunday to file a general diary (GD) over Tarek’s disappearance. The police received Tarek’s details and told her to wait for one day.Contacted, the Shahbagh police station officer-in-charge (OC) told Prothom Alo that he knew nothing about it.
By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, firstname.lastname@example.orgThe vast majority of people who pass through the Upton Metro station, the second busiest Metro stop (Penn-North is first) in the city, probably don’t realize that an American art masterpiece hangs in their midst, looming over all that enter.“A Baltimore Uproar,” is perhaps the most famous mosaic of Romare Bearden, one of the most important American artists of the 20th century.Bearden’s masterpiece, the 14’x 46’, multicolored venetian glass mosaic depicts a jazz band featuring Baltimore’s Billie Holiday, perhaps the greatest jazz singer of them all on the mic, accompanied by six jazz musicians.“A Baltimore Uproar” by the legendary Romare Bearden, has been exhibited at the Upton Metro station since 1982. (Photo Credit: The Romare Bearden Foundation)A Baltimore Uproar has hung in the Upton station since 1982; it is undeniably beautiful, but far too few Baltimoreans know about Bearden’s art and his connection to the city.However, there are individuals and organizations that have been quietly working to introduce Bearden to a new generation of Baltimoreans.On April 19, a free workshop will introduce the work of Romare Bearden to the parents of students at the Henderson-Hopkins School, at 2100 Ashland Ave., in East Baltimore. The workshop will be conducted by Diedre Kelly of the Romare Bearden Foundation in Harlem. Kelly, who is Bearden’s niece, is co-director of the Bearden Foundation, which is one of the sponsors of the event, along with the Baltimore chapter of Pierians (an art appreciation organization), Starbucks and the Henderson-Hopkins School.The art of Romare Bearden was initially introduced into the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) curriculum in Nov. 2014 at Henderson-Hopkins. In March 2017, BCPS implemented system-wide workshops for all public school certified art teachers, which was 51 teachers at the time, at 51 schools.“Bearden is the foremost American collagist of the 20th century…the only Black artist honored with a one-man retrospective at the National Gallery of Art,” said Lewis Hudnell, a retired professor of Criminal Justice at American University and art impresario, who was integral in getting the Bearden art curriculum into BCPS and generally educating people about Bearden’s work. He is behind a series of events that will be revealed later this year celebrating the life and legacy of this transcendent American artist, who began his professional career in Baltimore as an editorial cartoonist for the AFRO American Newspapers.In 1935, Bearden was hired by Dr. Carl Murphy, the legendary AFRO publisher. From 1935-1937, Bearden’s cartoons captured the pulse of Black America, as the world moved to the brink of World War II and the Black community in Baltimore and around the country prepared to wage the decades-long fight to dismantle Jim Crow.During that time specifically, the AFRO led by “Mr. Carl” as he was known, forged a partnership with the resurgent Baltimore branch of the NAACP. The mission was to integrate the University of Maryland Law School at Baltimore. In 1935, a young lawyer named Thurgood Marshall orchestrated the legal strategy (guided by his mentor Charles Hamilton Houston, perhaps the greatest legal mind of the 20th century), that led to the first school desegregation victory in America.The integration of the University of Maryland Law School by Donald Gaines Murray, led to a series of desegregation victories around the state and began the arduous 20 year road to Brown v. Board of Education, in 1954.The year of the Murray victory, 1935, was the year Murphy hired Bearden as the AFRO’s cartoonist.For two years, Bearden’s dark and incendiary cartoons reflected the harrowing days of the Great Depression, international conflict and chaos and the battle to tear down government sanctioned White supremacy and racist terrorism against Black Americans.Before he moved on to international acclaim, which included him being awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Ronald Reagan, Bearden’s art fueled the editorial page of the AFRO at one of the most important and pivotal times in this newspaper’s history.Sean Yoes is the Baltimore editor of the AFRO and the host and executive producer of the AFRO First Edition video podcast, which airs Monday and Friday on the AFRO’s Facebook page.
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Sterilization technologies are processes used to eliminate all viable life forms including bacteria, prions, viruses, fungi, and spore forms from surfaces of equipment, pharmaceuticals, medications, food ingredients, and biological culture medium.Sterilization Technologies Market report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market is expected to garner $8,578 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.8% during the period 2016 – 2022. The chemical & gas sterilization segment dominated the market in 2015, with more than half share, in terms of revenue.Download PDF Report Sample @https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/1840Sterilization technologies are procedures used to eliminate transmissible agents, such as bacteria, virus, fungi, and prions, by using chemical and physical agents known as sterilants. Increase in number of surgeries, rise in number of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), and growth in demand for sterilization technologies in various end user industries, including food & beverage, are major factors that drive the market growth globally. Ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, and propylene oxide are active agents employed in sterilization technologies. Enhancement in low-temperature sterilization systems through continuous innovation has led to reduced processing time and capacity expansion for instrument reprocessing. Regulatory authorities present in this market include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). High cost of sterilization equipment & devices and stringent regulations associated with harmful gases hinder the growth of sterilization technologies; however, technological advancements and rise in use of sterilization technologies in emerging economies provide numerous opportunities for market expansion.Chemical & gas sterilization accounted for more than half market share, in terms of revenue, in 2015, owing to the ability of gases to penetrate multiple packaging layers. This sterilization technology is used for catheters, equipment with integrated electronics, assembled complex devices, stents, custom procedure packs, multi-lumen tubing products, and wound care dressings.Medical devices segment held the largest share by end user in 2015, in terms of revenue, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period. Sterilization technologies are used in the medical industry to sterilize tissues, medical products, and cleanroom consumables. Penetration and dose uniformity ratio, shorter processing time, enhanced polymer reaction, and flexibility have made X-ray processing as the preferred sterilization procedure for medical device products.Make an Enquiry before Buying@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/1840Key Findings of Sterilization Technologies MarketNorth America is expected to continue to lead the global sterilization technologies market, followed by Asia-Pacific.Cosmetic sterilization technologies market revenue is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period.Ethylene oxide is the expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 5.6% in chemical & gas sterilization technologies market.Turkey accounted for 32.5% share in LAMEA sterilization technologies market in 2015.India is projected to grow at the higher CAGR of 6.9% in Asia-Pacific sterilization technologies market.Belgium accounted for 12.9% share in the Europe market in 2015.North America and Asia-Pacific collectively contributed more than half of the revenue share in 2015. In the same year, North America dominated the market, owing to growth in geriatric population and increase in healthcare expenditure.The key market players profiled in this report are Advanced Sterilization Products Services Inc. (U.S.), Atec Pharmatechnik GmbH (Germany), Belimed AG (U.S.), Getinge Group (Sweden), Nordion (Canada) Inc. (Canada), Noxilizer, Inc. (U.S.), Sterile Technologies Inc. (U.S.), Steris Plc (U.S.), The 3M Company (U.S.), and TSO3 Inc. (Canada).About Us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small- & medium-scale enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one-stop solution right from data collection to investment advice. 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KIEV, Ukraine – A Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in rebel-held east Ukraine, regional officials said Thursday, as Ukraine’s president said the jet may have been shot down.Malaysia Airlines said it had “lost contact” with flight MH17, which Ukrainian officials said came down near the town of Shaktarsk, in the Donetsk region.Regional officials said the number of dead was “not yet known” but Russian news agency Itar-Tass cited an unnamed source at Ukraine’s aviation authority as saying there were no survivors.Eyewitnesses quoted by Russian news agency RIA Novosti spoke of dozens of bodies at the crash site.Interfax also quoted the deputy prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, Andrei Purgin, as saying a group of rebels had arrived at scene and found “many dead.”Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the jet may have been shot down.“We do not exclude that the plane was shot down and confirm that the Ukraine Armed Forces did not fire at any targets in the sky,” Poroshenko said in a statement.The Boeing 777 aircraft was expected in the Malaysian capital at around 6 a.m. on Friday (2200 GMT Thursday), Malaysia Airlines said.Still reeling from the disappearance of flight MH370, Malaysia announced on Twitter the loss of the airliner.Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on his Twitter feed he was “shocked by reports that an MH plane crashed.”“We are launching an immediate investigation.”Ukraine’s Poroshenko expressed his “deepest and sincerest sympathies for the families and loved ones of those killed” and vowed that “those behind this tragedy will be brought to justice.”The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama had discussed the shocking new development in crisis-torn Ukraine where fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Western-backed government has claimed over 600 lives.U.S. stocks fell sharply following reports the plane had been shot down, while Britain’s Foreign Office said it was “working urgently to find out what’s happened.”The incident comes just months after Malaysia’s Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 with 239 on board. The plane diverted from its Kuala Lumpur to Beijing flight path and its fate remains a mystery despite a massive aerial and underwater search. A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows smoke and wreckage of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Dominique Faget/AFPUkrainian jet ‘downed’ The crash came with tensions already soaring after Kiev accused Russia of downing a Ukrainian military plane on a mission over the east of the country.That allegation came a day after the U.S. and EU bolstered sanctions against Russia over its perceived support of the separatist insurgency in the ex-Soviet state.Moscow condemned the punitive measures as “blackmail” and warned of retaliatory actions against Washington.In the first direct claim of a Russian attack on Ukrainian forces, Kiev said a Russian airforce jet shot down a Ukrainian warplane Wednesday evening — before the fresh round of Western sanctions were announced — as it was carrying out its duties.The pilot of the Su-25 plane managed to eject and was rescued by Kiev forces, Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council said.Russia’s defence ministry — which NATO claims has massed some 12,000 troops along Ukraine’s porous border — dismissed the claim as “absurd”, Russian news agencies reported.Sanctions fallout The dramatic developments on the ground came alongside a major diplomatic fallout over fresh Western sanctions that Washington and Brussels hope will force Moscow to help halt the conflict.Obama took a swipe at major players in Russia’s finance, military and energy sectors in the new sanctions despite a warning from Putin that the measures would inflict “very serious damage” on the already tattered US-Russia relationship.In eastern Ukraine fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Moscow rebels has intensified in recent days with some 55 civilians killed since the weekend.The fighting forced more than a dozen Ukrainian border guards to flee into Russia seeking medical help with one dying from his injuries, the Russian authorities said.Germany and France have been spearheading a push to revive talks between Kiev and the rebels over a potential ceasefire but attempts to hold a Skype videoconference fell through Tuesday.Ukrainian forces made a string of major gains after Poroshenko tore up an unsuccessful ceasefire earlier this month, but progress has slowed since rebels retreated into two major regional centres where they have pledged to fight to the end. Facebook Comments Related posts:Flight MH17 and the role of Ukraine’s rebels Could the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have been stolen? Passengers on downed jet span cross-section of life, experience In court of public opinion, Putin goes on trial
– / 48 Top Stories Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals selected Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor with their fifth-round (No. 140) pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.Taylor, the team’s first offensive skill player taken in the draft, rushed for 1,530 yards and 13 touchdowns during the 2012 season. During his career in Palo Alto, he also set the school’s rushing record with 4,300 yards.“It’s the perfect situation for me,” Taylor said in a conference call Saturday. “I’m ready to go in and work.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo A three-year starter at Stanford, Taylor amassed 97 receptions and 45 touchdowns in his collegiate career.The Cardinal tailback appeared in three BCS games and was named the Offensive MVP at the 2013 Rose Bowl.“I feel like I’m a complete back,” said Taylor. “I run the ball, pass protect and catch the ball, have vision, patience and just know the game.”When asked what his weaknesses were, Taylor said “everything” and vowed to get better in every aspect of his game. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
London, United Kingdom – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineAs part of the illustrious celebrations to mark its 50th anniversary, Corinthia Hotels hosted a lavish musical evening featuring world-renowned opera singer Joseph Calleja. The evening took the form of an intimate recital for 130 guests at the group’s flagship, Corinthia Hotel London.What began as a small family-style restaurant in Malta in 1962 has become nine prestigious luxury properties across Europe and North Africa, each of which has been praised for its distinctive style, craftsmanship and outstanding guest service. Corinthia Hotel London, which opened in April 2011, is the latest addition to the group and has become widely recognized as the jewel in the crown. The meticulously restored Victorian building has become a new landmark hotel in London, with its ideal location overlooking the River Thames, moments away from Trafalgar Square and the Royal Festival Hall. Its seven penthouse suites have received critical acclaim for their extravagant and innovative designs and spectacular views across the city.The evening’s musical celebration serves as an expression of thanks towards all who have been part of the Corinthia journey. Select guests from the diplomatic, business and art worlds were invited for their friendship and longstanding association with Corinthia Hotels. Convening in the hotel’s magnificently restored Victorian ballroom, guests enjoyed the exclusive recital by the highly acclaimed singer just days before he appears as concert headliner for the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. The outstanding operatic display included sensational performances of Paolo Tosti’s Ideale, La fleur Que Tu M’avai Jetée from Carmen by Bizet and E Lucevan le Stelle from Puccini’s Tosca, providing a fitting way for friends of Corinthia to celebrate the luxury hotel group’s prestigious milestone.www.corinthia.com