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La route jusquà Ottawa sannonce difficile pour lexprésidente de lAFAC

first_imgNouvelles nationales de l’APTNMichèle Audette aura eu l’occasion de se présenter deux fois sous la bannière libérale au cours des présentes élections. Elle le fera dans la circonscription de Terrebonne, en banlieue de Montréal. Ses rivaux sont le bloquiste Michel Boudrias, le conservateur Michel Surprenant et la députée NPD sortante Charmaine Borg, qui n’avait que 20 ans lorsque la vague orange néo-démocrate a déferlé sur le Québec en 2011.Mme Audette est née dans la communauté innue de Mani-Utenam, près de Sept-Îles, au Québec. Elle n’était cependant pas considérée comme une Indienne de plein droit, sa mère s’étant mariée avec un non autochtone. Ce n’est qu’en 2010 qu’elle a obtenu le statut d’Indienne. Selon une biographie (en anglais), c’est cette injustice qui l’a poussée vers l’activisme. Âgée d’à peine 16 ans, Mme Audette s’est impliquée comme bénévole au Centre d’amitié autochtone de Montréal pour défendre la cause des femmes des Premières Nations du Canada. Michèle Audette n’est certainement pas une étrangère pour le public du réseau APTN. Les auditoires d’APTN National News et de Nation to Nation ont pu se familiariser avec elle alors qu’elle était présidente à la fois de l’Association des femmes autochtones du Québec et de l’Association des femmes autochtones du Canada (AFAC).  Mme Audette est bien connue pour sa défense de longue date de la cause des femmes autochtones assassinées et disparues. Dans le cadre du programme Sœurs par l’esprit–et son successeur, De la preuve à l’action, l’AFAC a commencé à dénombrer le nombre de cas de femmes disparues et assassinées au Canada. Mme Audette s’est démenée auprès de la GRC pour amener cette dernière à reconnaître les chiffres compilés et auprès du gouvernement conservateur pour faire financer leurs efforts. Cette lutte est racontée en détail dans ce long article de Ken Jackson, d’APTN National News. C’est le refus de Stephen Harper de tenir une enquête nationale sur les femmes assassinées et disparues qui a convaincu Mme Audette de se lancer sur la scène politique fédérale. « Je me plaignais », a‑t-elle confié au Globe and Mail il y a plus d’un an. « Alors, je me suis dit, pourquoi ne pas me faire entendre à l’intérieur du système? »Sa première tentative fut dans la circonscription de Manicouagan, où se trouve sa communauté natale. Toutefois, à l’assemblée de mise en candidature en mars, elle a perdu lors d’un vote très serré remporté par Mario Tremblay. Cela aurait pu donner lieu à une course captivante puisque le candidat néo-démocrate sortant là-bas est Jonathan‑Genest‑Jourdain, également innu. Après avoir perdu de justesse, elle avait à l’époque dit à APTN que la météo défavorable et les bulletins de vote postaux perdus ou retardés avaient joué en sa défaveur.En mai, elle a laissé entendre au Soleil qu’elle envisageait un retour en politique et qu’elle avait reçu l’offre de briguer les suffrages ailleurs au Québec. Par conséquent, ce ne fut pas une grande surprise quand le Parti libéral a annoncé le mois dernier la candidature de Michèle Audette à Terrebonne. Bien qu’il s’agisse d’une nouvelle circonscription, Terrebonne est constitué d’autres territoires qui, jusqu’à la vague orange néo-démocrate de 2011, élisaient régulièrement des députés bloquistes. Michèle Audette correspond à la définition d’une candidate parachutée, et bien qu’elle souhaite représenter les citoyens de la banlieue de Montréal, elle a avoué à Ici Radio-Canada que Manicouagan reste dans son cœur. Elle devra surmonter le fait qu’elle vient de l’extérieur et tirer parti de la grande jeunesse de Mme Borg si elle veut avoir une chance de livrer personnellement son message sur les femmes assassinées et disparues à Ottawa.last_img read more

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Ontario Teachers takes 400M stake in Assassins Creed producer Ubisoft

first_imgTORONTO – The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is spending about $400 million to take a 3.4 per cent stake in French video game giant Ubisoft as part of a complex deal that will allow French conglomerate Vivendi to sell all of its Ubisoft shares.Vivendi, which was said to be considering a takeover when it accumulated its Ubisoft stake over the past few years, has agreed to sell its 30.5 million shares and not buy any more for at least five years.Ontario Teachers’ has agreed to acquire 3.8 million shares in the company, which produces games including Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, while Chinese internet giant Tencent is to buy 5.6 million shares.The rest are to be bought by Ubisoft and cancelled, or sold to existing shareholders and, through an offering, to institutional investors.Ubisoft says it has a strategic partnership with Tencent that will “significantly accelerate” the reach of Ubisoft franchises in China in the coming years.last_img read more

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British Teenager Suffers from PTSD After Alleged Rape by 12 Israeli

Rabat – The trial of a British woman for causing “public mischief” began today, Wednesday, October 2, in Famagusta, Cyprus. The 19-year-old accused 12 Israeli tourists of rape in July of this year, only to retract her complaint.Speaking to the Independent, Michael Pollak, a human rights lawyer with legal aid group Justice Abroad, claimed that she retracted her statement under duress, after a night of intense questioning by Cypriot police. Police then charged the 19-year-old with “public mischief.” After one month in jail, she was released on bail at the end of August. Pollak condemned the actions of the Cypriot police, saying; “The process by which they obtained a retraction statement from a vulnerable and young girl who had obviously suffered a lot was very worrying. She was kept in the police station for a long time overnight without access to a lawyer or without any other support.” He added that she is now suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of her ordeal and the months following the alleged rape. “Being imprisoned after she was the victim of such a serious crime added to the impact on her. It is amazing that in 2019 nothing is recorded in police stations in somewhere like Cyprus, which is part of Europe and a developed country.”Pollak described his client, the defendant in the case, as a victim. He explained that the initial attitude towards the woman from the Cypriot police means that a thorough investigation into the rape allegations never took place. Read also: France Wants to Expand Tariq Ramadan’s Alleged Rape Investigation“It seems that the Cypriot police have jumped to an incorrect conclusion before investigating and considering the evidence in this case and in doing so they have treated the victim of this terrible crime as a suspect. The effect of the Cypriot authorities prejudging this matter is they are now unable to investigate the serious allegations against the Israeli youths for rape,” said Pollak. The human rights lawyer added that the teenager, whose name is being kept out of the press until the trial’s verdict, wants to clear her name.Witness testimoniesThe Famagusta court heard witness statements from an Isreali tourist who overheard the 12 Israelis accused of the rape. “They were going to f**k her, all of them. They were talking about it and laughing that they were going to do orgies with her.” “They were saying this in a very bad and aggressive way,” the witness statement, which was read out in court, went on. The alleged rape took place on July 17 in an Ayia Napa resort at the hands of 12 Isreali tourists aged from 15  to 18. Police arrested the 12 tourists but released them without charge. They are no longer under investigation and have returned to Israel.Read also: Moroccan MP Supports Sexual Freedoms, Calls for Repealing Law Against AbortionThe Cypriot police have strongly denied forcing the defendant to retract her statement, adding that she wrote the retraction of her own volition. Meanwhile, Pollak told the Independent that; “After providing a further written statement, the police officer told her that he believed that she was lying about the allegations and that he wanted to help her. He told her to write a confession and that if she did not do so he would arrest her friends in Cyprus for conspiracy.”The legal team defending the British woman is moving to have the “public mischief” charges dismissed. However, if the court rules against her, she could face up to one year in prison. read more

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Human rights dominate Bans talks with Iranian official

19 November 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed a range of human rights issues today with the head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights, Mohammad Javed Ardeshir Larijani, at United Nations Headquarters. They exchanged views on specific human rights issues in Iran, as well as the operation of the country’s domestic human rights mechanisms, according to information provided by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.The Secretary-General welcomed Iran’s invitation to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Iran in 2011.Among the other issues discussed by the two men were intergovernmental processes dealing with human rights in Iran, such as the recent Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review.The Universal Periodic Review is a process which involves a review by the Geneva-based Council of the records of all 192 UN Member States once every four years. read more

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US to expand navytonavy relationship with Sri Lanka

She reaffirmed the long-standing facet of U.S. foreign policy: that the United States is – and will continue to be – an Indo-Pacific power. “We are also expanding our navy-to-navy relationship with Sri Lanka, with our first-ever naval exercise set for October,” she said. “Already, American companies operate across the region, supplying everything from bottled drinks to airplane parts.  In India alone, over 600 American companies have contributed to a 500 percent increase in FDI over the past two years.  We are partnering with South Asian countries to develop legal and regulatory regimes that encourage transparent FDI, build resilient energy infrastructure, and connect budding entrepreneurs with the resources they need to develop their ideas.  As President Trump and Prime Minister Modi underscored during their June summit, both India and the United States are committed to bolstering regional economic connectivity through transparent infrastructure development and responsible debt financing practices,” she added.She also commended the progress in BIMSTEC and hopes agreements on electricity grid connectivity and transport can be finalized before the next BIMSTEC Summit.“While the region offers unprecedented opportunity, it is also confronting a myriad of security challenges, including terrorism, transnational crime, trafficking-in-persons, and illicit drugs,” she added. “For more than seven decades, we have embraced the responsibilities this distinction requires across this vast expanse, from the shores of East Africa to the western coast of the Americas.  This will not change in the decades to come,” she added.Wells said if South and Southeast Asia reduced non-tariff barriers by 50 percent – an ambitious but attainable goal – increased intra-region trade would net $568 billion in increased GDP by 2030. The United States says it hopes to expand the navy-to-navy relationship with Sri Lanka.US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice G. Wells told delegates at the Indo-Pacific Regional Architecture Indian Ocean Conference 2017 in Colombo today that Sri Lanka and the US will hold the first-ever naval exercise in October. Wells noted that to combat these challenges, the United States has sought to improve intelligence-sharing among regional partners and improve capacity-building in areas like community policing, counter-narcotics, aviation security, and forensics analysis. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Climate change could shrink animals warn scientists

first_img“Nutrient availability along with, and as a consequence of, rising temperatures and drought, may also have a direct effect on body size. Drought conditions have been known to lead to smaller offspring.“This suggests that dwarfing will be a likely natural response of some mammals to future global warming.”The research was published in the journal Science Advances. Evidence of mammalian dwarfing during the largest warming event on record, the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), is already well-documented and some creatures shrunk by as much as one third as temperatures rose between 5C and 8C.But the impact of less extreme ancient global warming events on animals has remained unclear until now.  The animals shrunk during a warming period similar to what we are experiencing today Credit:University of New Hampshire  The researchers analysed tooth enamel from mammalian fossils collected in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming including Arenahippus pernix, an ancestor of modern horses. The teeth provided information on ingested water and consumed vegetation as well as acting as a proxy for body size.  The authors propose several warming-induced mechanisms that could have caused the mammalian dwarfing, including lower nutrient availability.“Body size change during periods of climate change is commonly seen throughout historical and geological records among mammals and other organisms,” added Dr Ambrosia. Dr Ambrosia with the fossil horse teeth Animals could start shrinking because of global warming, scientists have predicted, after discovering that mammals became ‘dwarfed’ in a similar episode of climate change 50 million years ago.Paleontologists discovered the fossil teeth belonging to an early ancestor of modern horses as well as a rabbit-sized hoofed mammal.The teeth revealed that during Eocene Thermal Maximum 2, a warming event of around 3C that occurred approximately 53.7 million years ago, the animals shrank in size by 14 per cent.Climate researchers currently estimate that the planet will warm between 2C and 4C by 2100.   Britain's smallest and tallest horse meet  Britain’s smallest and tallest horse meet Credit:Alamy  Dr Ambrosia with the fossil horse teethCredit:University of New Hampshire  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Dwarfing appears to be a common evolutionary response of some mammals during past global warming events, and the extent of dwarfing seems related to the magnitude of the event,” said lead author Dr Abigail Ambrosia, of the University of New Hampshire. “Abrupt perturbations of the global carbon cycle during the early Eocene are associated with rapid global warming events, which are analogous in many ways to present greenhouse warming.” The animals shrunk during a warming period similar to what we are experiencing today last_img read more

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First Titanic expedition in 14 years reveals ship could be lost forever

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He added: “It was extraordinary to see it all, and the most amazing moment came when I was going along the side of the Titanic and the bright lights of the submersible reflected off a portal and came right back – it was like the ship was winking at me.”It was amazing.”A total of five dives to the wreck, which lies around 370 miles south of Newfoundland in Canada, were made over eight days using a submergence vehicle.The Titanic, built by Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard, sank after hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in 1912, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,500 people. “The captain’s bath tub is a favourite image among the Titanic enthusiasts, and that’s now gone.”Scientist Lori Johnson raised fears that the wreck could be lost forever, saying: “The future of the wreck is going to continue to deteriorate over time, it’s a natural process.  The wreck of the Titanic could be lost forever, say scientists, after the first dive expedition in 14 years showed key parts had been washed away.Explorers making the first manned voyage to the Titanic wreckage in more than a decade said they had uncovered a partial collapse of the ship’s hull and that the Captain’s quarters had also deteriorated heavily.Nearly 13,125ft (4,000m) beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, in water at a bitterly cold one degree, salt corrosion and metal-eating bacteria have worn away parts of the liner’s structure.The team of divers found that the hull near the officers’ quarters on the starboard side of the ship has started to collapse, taking with it the vessel’s luxurious stateroom accommodation, according to exploration company Caladan Oceanic.Titanic historian Park Stephenson said the deterioration of the ship was “shocking”, adding: “That whole deck hole on that side is collapsing, taking with it the staterooms, and the deterioration is going to continue advancing. “These are natural types of bacteria, so the reason that the deterioration process ends up being quite a bit faster, is a group of bacteria, a community working symbiotically to eat, if you will the Iron and the sulphur.”The first ever 4K quality images of the ship were captured during the expedition and will be published alongside a documentary, which is being made by film company Atlantic Productions.The footage will also make it possible to view the wreckage using interactive augmented reality and virtual reality technology.Explorer Victor Vescovo, who is also chief executive of Caladan Oceanic, said he “wasn’t quite prepared” for how large the wreckage is. Titanic historian Park Stephenson said the deterioration of the ship is ‘shocking’Credit:Atlantic Productions / PA Glass portholes on the titanic  The glass portholes are still in good conditionCredit:Atlantic Productions/PA The bow of the titanic read more

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Liebherr and KAMAZ start production of new diesel engines

first_imgOn March 25, 2014 in Ehingen (Germany), KAMAZ and Liebherr signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a new range of 6-cylinder in-line diesel engines with the power output ranging from 300 to 520 kW (400 to 700 hp). In the course of three years, the KAMAZ engine production site has undertaken large-scale adaptations to facilitate the manufacturing of the new engines: production facilities for the machining of cylinder blocks and heads, as well as a state-of-the-art assembly line including test benches and painting area have been installed. In December 2017, the first components of the new engine KAMAZ 910.10 were manufactured and put onto the assembly line.“In order to produce the most advanced range of KAMAZ vehicles an innovative approach behind our projects was required”, – remarked the general director of the KAMAZ, Sergey Kogogin. “We are striving to optimise our product for customers and to enter new markets. The new powerful and reliable engines, which are based on advanced global technologies and created in collaboration with our partner Liebherr, who has extensive experience in development and manufacturing of engines for difficult climatic and operational conditions, will allow us to significantly improve the technical and consumer-oriented characteristics of vehicles and to build trucks that are safer for people and the environment”.In the process of engine development, special attention was paid to the reduction of fuel consumption, optimisation of operational weight, improvement of reliability and extension of service lifetime. With a capacity of twelve litres, the new 6-cylinder in-line engine is equipped with a Common Rail system as well as an engine control unit (ECU) developed by Liebherr. Engines with similar configuration have successfully proven themselves in a variety of Liebherr machines. Some of the advantages of the new engine include a very economical fuel consumption and high environmental friendliness. As a result, the new engine complies with the Euro V emission standard and also provides sufficient capacity to comply with the requirements of Euro VI emission standard in the future. In addition, the engines’ service intervals have been increased to 150,000 km.“Our companies have been cooperating for many years, starting from the moment of the development of production facilities for KAMAZ gearboxes. Therefore, it is a particular pleasure to be present at birth of a new engine, which is the direct result of the mutual hard work of the developers and engineers. The impressive, cutting-edge production and assembly line has been constructed exclusively for the new engine series. I would like to express special gratitude to all Liebherr and KAMAZ workers, who have made this project possible, and wish them success with the new engine”, – remarked the president of the Liebherr Group, Willi Liebherr.Today, all the new assembly lines are working in start-up mode. The industrial production of the 6-cylinder in-line engine will be launched at the KAMAZ production site in March 2018. The new line is designed to produce 12,000 powertrains a year. Within the framework of the project, 150 new workplaces have been created at KAMAZ. These engines will be on board the K5 KAMAZ trucks of the next generation, which are planned for production in 2019.last_img read more

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Poll Should Ireland introduce thirdlevel student loans for fees

first_imgYesNoI don’t knowVote Image: Shutterstock/Billion Photos Apr 6th 2017, 9:11 AM THE ISSUE OF third-level fees is one that rears its head every few months.Specifically, how to pay for them. Today on TheJournal.ie, Elizabeth Tandy Shermer argues that whatever Ireland does, we shouldn’t copy the American student loans scheme.But is some form of student loan the way forward?We’re asking: Should Ireland introduce third-level student loans for fees? 22,245 Views Poll Results: 69 Comments Share340 Tweet Email1 http://jrnl.ie/3326520 Image: Shutterstock/Billion Photoscenter_img Poll: Should Ireland introduce third-level student loans for fees? Is some form of student loan the way forward? By Paul Hosford I don’t know (647) Yes (5170) Thursday 6 Apr 2017, 9:11 AM No (6820) Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Hadopi son efficacité déjà remise en cause

first_imgHadopi : son efficacité déjà remise en causeFrance – D’après une étude de l’université de Rennes, le nombre de pirates aurait augmenté de 3% depuis trois mois. En cause : le développement, depuis l’adoption de la loi contre le téléchargement illégal, de pratiques échappant au cadre de la Haute autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur Internet (Hadopi). Selon l’étude publiée par Les Échos, “à peine 15% des internautes qui utilisaient les réseaux peer to peer avant l’adoption de la loi Hadopi ont définitivement cessé de le faire”.L’effet dissuasif de la loi contre le téléchargement illégal peut donc être remis en cause mais surtout, les internautes s’orientent vers d’autres pratiques. Au cours des trois mois qui ont suivi l’adoption de la loi Hadopi, les pratiques de téléchargement autres que le peer-to-peer, tel que le téléchargement direct via des sites d’hébergement comme Megaupload ou Rapidshare, ou le simple streaming, se sont en effet considérablement développées.  D’après l’étude de l’université de Rennes, 20% des internautes visionnent films et séries sur des sites de streaming tandis que 14% préfèrent utiliser les réseaux de partage. Ce sont ainsi quelque 3 millions d’internautes qui échapperaient à l’Hadopi, ces pratiques ne pouvant pas être détectées en l’état.Enfin, l’étude souligne un autre impact négatif de la loi Hadopi. Alors que la moitié des pirates se trouvent être également des acheteurs de musique et vidéos numériques, couper leur connexion Internet comme le prévoit la riposte graduée pourrait “potentiellement réduire la taille du marché des contenus culturels numériques de 27%”.Le 9 mars 2010 à 16:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Cloud Computing Dassault Systèmes proposera son propre projet

first_imgCloud Computing : Dassault Systèmes proposera son propre projetQuelques semaines après s’être retiré du partenariat qui réunit l’Etat, Orange et Thalès autour du projet de cloud computing français Andromède, Dassault Systèmes annonce son intention de développer un système concurrent. Un projet que le groupe espère voir choisi pour devenir Andromède.Alors qu’il a quitté en décembre dernier l’alliance qui réunit depuis 2009 l’Etat français, Orange et Thalès, autour du projet Andromède, Dassault Systèmes travaille sur un autre projet de cloud-computing. Bernard Charlès, directeur général du groupe, l’a annoncé sur BFM Business. Il affirme que s’il a quitté le partenariat, il n’a pas abandonné le projet en lui-même. Andromède – dont le coût estimé à 285 millions d’euros devait être assuré par l’Etat à hauteur de185 millions tandis qu’Orange et Dassault devaient injecter 60 millions d’euros, et Thalès 30 millions d’euros – vise à créer un système français de stockage des données stratégiques des PME, des grands groupes et des administrations françaises. Il s’agit de développer un cloud computing capable de rivaliser avec les géants américains comme Cisco, IBM, Microsoft ou Google. “Fin décembre, nous avons constaté que la structure de coûts […] ne permettait pas d’avoir une solution compétitivecar ces coûts étaient trop élevés. Donc on s’est retiré de la structure mais pas du projet, que je porte depuis deux ans et demi. Il y a donc un autre projet en gestation, avec d’autres acteurs, qui sera Andromède je l’espère. Il s’agira à l’Etat de décider du projet qu’il souhaite mettre en oeuvre. Mais celui-ci sera compétitif” a expliqué Bernard Charlès. Il reviendra alors au gouvernement de faire un choix entre les différentes propositions qui lui seront faites. Contacté par l’AFP, le ministère de l’Industrie s’est dit prêt à étudier le projet du groupe. “Si Dassault Systèmes souhaite déposer un nouveau projet de cloud computing en vue d’un soutien des investissements d’avenir, alors on examinera son projet dès lors qu’il l’aura déposé” a-t-il affirmé.Le 31 janvier 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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In the Face of Opposition Smith Vows to Advance Pentagons BRAC Request

first_imgDOD’s new analysis of excess capacity failed to persuade one of its key targets, House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), that it badly needs a new round of base closures.Thornberry dismissed the study’s results — that the department’s excess capacity would be 22 percent under force levels projected for 2019 — over their reliance on a force structure he said is inadequate to meet the global threats confronting the nation.“The capacity report the Pentagon belatedly delivered to Congress simply doesn’t tell us what we need to know. In envisioning a military far smaller than anyone thinks is wise, it fails to comply with the law as badly as it fails to justify a BRAC round,” Thornberry said in a written statement last Friday.On Thursday, Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee, echoed Thornberry’s reaction to the study during his opening remarks to the markup of his panel’s portion of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill.“This mark prohibits the department from implementing another round of Base Realignment and Closure in the absence of an accurate end strength assessment,” Wittman said.Following the short markup, the Readiness Subcommittee approved its mark and its language rejecting DOD’s request to hold a BRAC round in 2019.There is at least one voice on the committee who has vowed to push Congress to authorize additional base closures — Washington Rep. Adam Smith (D), the committee’s ranking member.Following the release of DOD’s capacity analysis, Smith praised the report and made the case that allowing the military to shed some of its excess infrastructure will help pay for other critical needs.“This report makes clear that DOD maintains a large amount of infrastructure that it does not need,” he said in a written statement. “Disposing of excess infrastructure through a transparent, deliberative, and independent process, such as another round of Base Realignment and Closure, can be done in a responsible manner that enhances military readiness and frees up funds that can be used to strengthen our military in other ways,” Smith said.“I have consistently supported a responsible BRAC process that would produce exactly these kinds of efficiencies. I will continue to work toward legislation that authorizes an additional BRAC round, which also addresses the concerns and skepticism that linger from the 2005 BRAC,” he said.DOD estimated that the Army has 33 percent excess capacity, the Air Force 32 percent and the Navy 7 percent. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Catholic Syrian Bank mulls IPO again Report

first_imgA customer counts INR 100 rupee notes after withdrawing money at a bank on November 24, 2016 (representational image).INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesPrivate sector lender Catholic Syrian Bank (CSB) is back to mulling an initial public offering, having shelved the plan in March 2015 and an unsuccessful effort to sell a partial stake to Indian-origin Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial Holdings.”An IPO (initial public offering) is back on the table for Catholic Syrian Bank. They are seriously exploring that. They are in preliminary discussions, though no final decision has been taken as of yet. For now, they are exploring an IPO and continue to explore a private stake sale,” the Mint quoted a source as saying on Thursday.However, the bank did not confirm or deny IPO plans to the business daily.Differences over valuation led to 51 percent stake sale to Fairfax Financial Holdings not fructifying, prompting the Thrissur-based, 97-year-old bank to approach the primary market.A Bloomberg report in May this year said that the bank’s share was valued at about Rs 165-200 per unit and Fairfax Financial was offered at a 15 percent premium to the price for acquiring controlling stake.CSB was formed on November 26, 1920, and commenced business from January 1, 1921, with a paid-up capital of Rs 45,270. Currently, it has 430 branches and 240 ATMs in India.The last private sector commercial lender to hit the primary market was RBL Bank, while other segmented players such as AU Small Finance Bank have also raised money via the IPO route.RBL Bank shares listed at 22 percent premium to the issue price of Rs 225 per share on August 31 last year and closed 2.19 percent higher at Rs 546 on Thursday (July 13) on the BSE.AU Small Finance Bank, which debuted on the stock exchanges at 47 percent premium to the issue price of Rs 358 on Monday, and closed at Rs 689, up 9.55 percent from its previous close, on Thursday.last_img read more

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Common viral infection could give you constipation

first_imgIndividuals with herpes have reported seemingly unrelated symptoms such as constipation and urinary retention (inability to empty the bladder), but the mechanism was not understood. So the research team decided to investigate using mice models of herpes simplex virus-1, the dominant cause of genital herpes in the US.They found that the herpes virus spread from the genitals to nerves in the spinal chord, and then on to neurons in the colon, killing them. The damage to the colonic neurons prevented the movement of food along the digestive tract, leading to an enlarged colon and disease.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“The key findings is that there is this unexpected infection in the neurons in the colon wall after herpes infection,” said lead researcher Akiko Iwasaki, professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, US. The findings were published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.“Other members of the herpes virus family, including Epstein-Barr virus, chicken pox virus, and cytomegalovirus have been found in the neurons of the colon of people with unexplained chronic constipation,” Iwasaki, who is also an investigator at Maryland-based non-profit Howard Hughes Medical Institute, said.“When doctors can’t figure out the cause of these chronic intestinal conditions, one thing to look at is a viral infection,” she explained.last_img read more

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Cambodia welcomes the Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort

first_imgCourtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort – Suite BedroomCambodia welcomes the Courtyard By Marriott Siem Reap ResortFirst Courtyard in Cambodia gives travelers a gateway to an ancient worldMarriott International announces the opening of its first Courtyard by Marriott in Cambodia with the debut of Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap. This only Marriott International’s first hotel in Cambodia with a second hotel to follow with the opening of Courtyard Phnom Penh to come. The brand’s flagship in Cambodia will feature modern Khmer architectural design, an innovative lobby space and contemporary room design, enabling guests to pursue both their personal and professional passions while visiting the seat of the ancient Khmer kingdom.“We’re excited to introduce the Courtyard brand experience to Cambodia. This opening marks the third Courtyard Resort in Asia Pacific, adding on to the growth story of Marriott International’s largest brand by distribution,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “The resort is a testament to the confidence we have in this stunning destination and our deep commitment to serving the burgeoning market of Cambodia.”The resort’s 233 contemporary guestrooms and suites are thoughtfully designed for good nights and good days, combining stylish comfort with functionality. Modern furniture and amenities, a bathroom with a separate walk-in shower, 43-inch flat screen television as well private balconies with views of the pool, city or gardens, make this a place that inspires creativity and enables our guests to pursue their passions, whether traveling for business or leisure.Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort – UpperdeckThe all-day-dining restaurant Lok Lak invites guests to experience a fusion of modern cuisine and authentic Khmer flavors brought to life by pristine local, seasonal and sustainable products. Lok Lak offers a “market to table” menu carefully crafted using locally sourced and organic produce and can be tailored to any event or dietary need. Upper Deck, a stunning rooftop bar, is surrounded by breathtaking, panoramic views of Angkor Wat on the horizon and brilliant sunsets to the West, while providing a wide range of exotic cocktails and an exquisite small plate menu.Meanwhile, QUAN Spa invites weary travelers into a haven of relaxation, as does the lure of a refreshing dip in the outdoor saltwater pool. The resort also has a fully equipped fitness center, Kids Club, recreation room and retail outlet.Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort is the ideal destination for meetings and events. Always looking ahead, the spaces, amenities and technology faultlessly account for emerging trends and the needs of next-gen travelers. The light, elegant, 410m2 Grand Room and five functional meeting rooms have been designed to host the most inspiring business events, meetings and celebrations.Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort is located in Siem Reap, a bustling cultural haven of markets, artisans and museums. The hotel is superbly positioned for guests to pursue their personal and professional passions – located just a 20-minute drive to Siem Reap International Airport. The resort also offers guests a gateway to the UNESCO heritage site of Angkor Wat, only 15 minutes away, is only a 5-minute walk to the lively bars, cocktail lounges, international restaurants and vibrant clubs of Pub Street and is located nearby an 18-hole golf course designed by Nick Faldo.“Through our décor and innovative amenities, we are able to provide our guests with tranquility and comfort while visiting Siem Reap on a meaningful journey of exploration,” said Ashley Lai, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort. “Our team looks forward to welcoming guests from all over the globe to experience the Cambodian hospitality in unparalleled surroundings.”Courtyard continues to expand into Cambodia with the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Pehn to open in the bustling capital later this year.For more information or to make a reservation, please call +855 63 968 888 email: reservations.repcy@courtyard.com, or visit www.courtyardsiemreap.com.About Courtyard by MarriottCourtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 1,100 locations in 50 countries and territories, Courtyard is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visitcourtyard.marriott.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @CourtyardHotels on Twitter and Instagram.  About Marriott International, Inc.Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram. Source = Marriott International, Inc.last_img read more

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