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PIL for Uniform Civil Code not maintainable MPLB tells HC

first_imgNew Delhi: A fresh tug of war is on the cards in the Delhi High court between the supporters of Uniform Civil Code and those opposing it as a new PIL was filed on Monday seeking that a high level panel be set up for drafting the UCC.The PIL was tagged with a similar pending petition which has been opposed by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said it will hear both the petitions on Tuesday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The first petition, filed by Bharatiya Janata Party leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, has sought direction to draft a UCC to promote unity, fraternity and national integration. The fresh petition, filed by advocate Abhinav Beri, was mentioned by Upadhyay before the bench and both the petitions have been tagged together for hearing on Tuesday. The fresh plea has sought a direction to the Centre to constitute a judicial commission or a high level expert committee to draft a UCC for securing gender justice, equality and dignity of women. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIt said gender justice and gender equality, guaranteed under Articles 14-15 of the Constitution and dignity of women, guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution, cannot be secured without implementing the Article 44 (the State shall endeavour to secure for citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India). The AIMPLB has sought to be impleaded as a party in Upadhyay’s petition, claiming that the plea was not maintainable in law and ought not to be entertained. The BJP, in its manifesto before the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, had mentioned the UCC saying that Article 44 of the Constitution lists it as one of the Directive Principles of State Policy. BJP believes that there cannot be gender equality till such time India adopts a UCC, which protects the rights of all women, and reiterates its stand to draft UCC, drawing upon the best traditions and harmonising them with the modern times, the manifesto said. Upadhyay claimed that the issue of UCC is there in the BJP’s manifesto since the time of Jan Sangh in 1952. He contended that the Centre has “failed” to put in place a UCC as provided under Article 44 of the Constitution. The lawyers who have filed the petitions have claimed that a UCC would replace the personal laws, based on the scriptures and customs of various religious communities, with a common set of rules governing every citizen of the country. Beri’s petition also sought that a direction be given to the Law Commission to draft a UCC within three months taking into account the best practices of all religions and sects, civil laws of developed countries and international conventions and publish that on its website for at least 90 days for wide public debate and feedback. It said the nature and purpose of the Article 44 is to introduce a common civil code for all, which is essential to promote fraternity, unity and national integration. “It proceeds on the assumption that there is no connection between religion and personal laws in a civilised society. “While the Constitution guarantees freedom of conscience and of religion, it seeks to divest religion from personal law and social relations and from laws governing inheritance, succession and marriage, just as it has been done even in the Muslim countries like Turkey and Egypt etc. The object of Article 44 is not to encroach upon religious liberties,” the plea said. The need of the hour for national integration is a draft copy of UCC, it added. In last 70 years, the Constitution has been amended 125 times and judgment of the Supreme Court has been nullified five times but the executive has not taken serious steps to implement Uniform Civil Code, the plea said. The high court had on May 31 issued notice to the Centre seeking its response to Upadhyay’s PIL. In December 2015, the Supreme Court bench headed by then Chief Justice of India TS Thakur had declined to hear Upadhyay’s petition. PTIlast_img read more

Moroccan Government to Increase Wages and Family Benefits

Rabat – The Moroccan government, three trade unions and the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco (CGEM) have signed an agreement to increase wages and social benefits in Morocco.The agreement was signed on Thursday and will be effective from 2019 to 2021.The agreement affects minimum wages, social protection payments, and trade union freedoms, said Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani in his address to the signatories on Thursday evening. Read Also: Government Will Not Deduct 14% from Employees’ Wages for PensionsThe agreement will increase the wages of around 800 thousand state body and public administration employees. Depending on the employee’s position, wages will increase by up to MAD 400 or 500 ($42 or $52) per month, starting at MAD 200 ($20) per month on May 1, 2019. El Othmani indicated this would involve a total spending of MAD 2.5 billion ($260 million) during 2019, and up to MAD 7 billion ($724 million) in 2021.The agreement will establish a new minimum wage for national education sector employees. This is expected to benefit more than 24,000 employees, with a government spending of over MAD 200 million (roughly $21,000).The government will also increase the minimum wage in the private sector (industry, trade, services, and the agricultural sector) by 10% over two years, with a 5% increase taking effect in July 2019 and a further 5% increase in July 2020.The agreement also stipulates an increase in family benefits for public and private sector workers. Family compensation will increase by MAD 100 ($10.35) per child, for up to three children, from 1 July 2019, tweeted Moroccan television channel 2M.“The Government is committed to mobilizing the necessary financial resources to cover the costs of this agreement,” the Head of Government told the signatories.The agreement was signed by the Head of Government El Othmani, the Secretary-General of the Moroccan Work Union (UMT) Miloudi Mouharik, the Secretary-General of the General Union of Moroccan Workers (UGMT) Naam Miyara, the Secretary-General of the National Work Union of Morocco (UNMT) Abdelilah El Halouti, and the President of the CGEM Salaheddine Mezouar.The Democratic Confederation of Labor (CDT) boycotted the agreement to protest against the government failing to  respond to its demands in separate negotiations on revenue, pension tax, and workers’ right to strike. read more

Stricken nuclear plant to be fully shut down by end of year

“Currently, we are focusing our efforts on moving up the existing target period to achieve cold shutdown by the end of the year,” Mr. Noda told the Assembly’s general debate in New York, referring to the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.“Although some countries, regrettably, are still imposing undue restrictions on imports from Japan, our Government will continue to provide prompt and accurate information on this matter, with transparency. I would request that all countries make sound judgements based upon scientific evidence.”He announced that Japan will next year hold an international conference in the Tohoku region that was struck by the earthquake and tsunami in an effort to boost international cooperation on responding to natural disasters.“The first lesson from Japan’s recent tragedy is the importance of international cooperation in disaster risk reduction.”The country will also co-host with the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) a second international conference next year to share the results of the overall assessment of the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, as a contribution to the various measures taken by the international community to raise the standards of nuclear energy safety.Mr. Noda said that Japan was pursuing a growth path that promotes low-carbon technologies and a transition to a greener economy. “The key to achieving these goals is technological innovation in the areas of renewable energy, energy saving and clean use of fossil fuels.”He expressed Japan’s readiness to support the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and announced that his country is preparing to send military officers to serve in the mission. A Japanese military engineering unit would also be dispatched to join UNMISS.On the drought-induced humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa, Mr. Noda said that Japan had already disbursed about $100 million in assistance.He also announced that Japan will support reforms and democratization efforts in North Africa and the Middle East, saying Tokyo will provide the equivalent of $1 billion in loans to fund infrastructure and industrial development projects as a way of boosting employment and human resource development. 23 September 2011Japan is making steady progress in stabilizing the nuclear power plant damaged by the massive earthquake and catastrophic tsunami which hit the country in March, but a number of challenges remain, including the removal of debris and restoring the livelihoods of people in the affected region, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told the General Assembly today. read more

Advisory panel raises concerns about Sidewalk Labs plans for Quayside

TORONTO — An advisory panel has raised concerns about Sidewalk Labs’ plans for the Quayside development on Toronto’s waterfront.Preliminary commentary from Waterfront Toronto’s digital advisory panel says the plan from Google’s sister company Sidewalk is “frustratingly abstract” and that some of the innovations proposed were “irrelevant or unnecessary.”Some on the 15-member panel, an arm’s-length body that gives expert advice to Waterfront Toronto, have also found the scope of the proposal to be unclear or “concerning.”The report says that some members also felt the official Sidewalk plan did not appear to put the citizen at the centre of the design process for digital innovations.The panel’s early report is not official commentary from Waterfront Toronto, the multi-government body that is overseeing the Quayside development, but is meant to indicate areas that needs improvement.Sidewalk Labs spokeswoman Keerthana Rang said the company appreciates the feedback and already intends to release more details in October on the digital innovations it hopes to implement at Quayside.The Canadian Press read more

Presbyterians to divest stock to protest Israeli policy on Palestinians 3 companies

DETROIT – The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians, voting to sell church stock in three companies whose products Israel uses in the occupied territories.The General Assembly voted by a razor-thin margin — 310-303 — to sell stock in Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions. Two years ago, the General Assembly rejected a similar divestment proposal by two votes.The American Jewish Committee, a policy and advocacy group based in New York, said the vote was “driven by hatred of Israel.” But Heath Rada, moderator for the church meeting, said immediately after the vote that “in no way is this a reflection of our lack of love for our Jewish brothers and sisters.”The decision is expected to reverberate beyond the 1.8 million-member church. It comes amid discouragement over failed peace talks that have left activists desperate for some way to affect change and as the broader movement known as BDS — or boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel — has gained some momentum in the U.S., Israel’s closest and most important ally.Presbyterians who advocated for divestment insisted their action was not part of the broader boycott movement. Israeli officials, along with many American Jewish groups, denounced the campaign as an attempt to delegitimize the Jewish state. Separately, the assembly also voted to re-examine its support for a two-state solution.The top Presbyterian legislative body has been considering divestment for a decade. Representatives of the Presbyterian socially responsible investment arm told the national meeting in Detroit that their efforts to lobby the three companies for change had failed. Carol Hylkema of the Israel/Palestine Mission Network, a Presbyterian group that advocates for Palestinians and spearheaded the drive for divestment, said their action was modeled on the divestment movement to end apartheid in South Africa. The 2012 assembly had endorsed a boycott of Israeli products made in the Palestinian territories.“Because we are a historical peacemaking church, what we have done is, we have stood up for nonviolent means of resistance to oppression and we have sent a clear message to a struggling society that we support their efforts to resist in a nonviolent way the oppression being thrust upon them,” said the Rev. Jeffrey DeYoe, of the Israel/Palestine Mission Network.The vote was the subject of intense lobbying both from within and outside the church. Rabbis and other members of Jewish Voice for Peace, which advocates for Palestinians, lined the halls of the meeting and prayed in vigils outside the convention centre wearing T-shirts that read, “Another Jew Supporting Divestment.” Other rabbis and their Presbyterian supporters held panel discussions and sent letters to delegates urging them to vote no.Rabbi Rick Jacobs, head of the liberal Union for Reform Judaism, which is the largest branch of American Judaism, addressed the delegates twice, urging them to reject divestment. After the vote, Jacobs said the denomination as a whole is no longer “a partner for joint work on Israel-Palestine peace issues.”In leading an effort to strike down the proposal, Frank Allen of the Central Florida Presbytery told delegates, “Divestment will create dissension. Dialogue and relationship building will lay the groundwork for true peace.”Bill Ward of the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest, based in Spokane, Washington, argued the proposal was not an attack on Israel. The measure adopted Friday reaffirms Israel’s right to exist. “It is motivated by stewardship integrity, not partisan political advocacy,” Ward said.Two smaller U.S. religious groups have divested in protest of Israeli policies: the Friends Fiduciary Corp., which manages assets for U.S. Quakers, and the Mennonite Central Committee. Last week, the pension board of the United Methodist Church, the largest mainline Protestant group in the U.S., revealed plans to sell holdings worth about $110,000 in G4S, which provides security equipment and has contracts with Israel’s prison system. However, the United Methodist Church had rejected church-wide divestment.Motorola Solutions said in a statement that the company follows the law and its own policies that address human rights. Hewlett-Packard said its checkpoints for Palestinians were developed to expedite passage “in a secure environment, enabling people to get to their place of work or to carry out their business in a faster and safer way.” Caterpillar has said it does not sell equipment to Israel, just to the U.S. government.A church spokeswoman estimated the value of Presbyterian holdings in the companies at $21 million.____Zoll reported from New York. by Jeff Karoub And Rachel Zoll, The Associated Press Posted Jun 20, 2014 6:26 pm MDT Presbyterians to divest stock to protest Israeli policy on Palestinians; 3 companies targeted AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

CFIB vows to fight any Alberta tax hikes

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CFIB vows to fight any Alberta tax hikes by News Staff Posted Jan 19, 2015 11:09 am MDT Albertans have come out strongly against the introduction of a provincial sales tax to help make up for a budget shortfall caused by slumping oil prices, and now businesses are following suit.The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is vowing to fight any kind of tax hike in Alberta.The CFIB’s Alberta director Richard Truscott told 660News not having a sales tax is a big part of the ‘Alberta Advantage.’“It’s certainly been helpful for the homegrown businesses in Alberta that start here and grow and succeed here locally but it’s also been an attraction for businesses based in other parts of the country or other areas of North America,” he explained.Truscott said introducing a tax of any kind could do serious damage to that reputation, and that politicians need to look at their own spending sheets.“Rather than going back to taxpayers for more taxes or new taxes, really focus on the $40-billion plus we already spend on the Alberta government,” he suggested. read more

Iraq launches UNsupported action plan to save lives of mothers and newborns

“Although progress has been made to lower maternal mortality rates, there has been slow headway in reducing the mortality rates for children under five,” said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in a joint statement. “Newborn babies are particularly vulnerable because of poor birth practices, inadequate referral mechanisms and inefficient neonatal care, particularly in remote areas,” they added. With the support of UNICEF, the Ministry of Health launched the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), which was developed jointly with UNICEF, WHO and UNFPA. The ENAP is an evidence based strategy to invest in, and improve the quality of maternal and newborn care. According to the agencies, breastfeeding, neonatal resuscitation, kangaroo mother care for preterm babies, and the prevention and treatment of infections will help prevent these infant deaths. “Providing high quality care before and after birth not only saves lives, it is also an investment to ensure Iraqi children have the best start in life and meet their full potential,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s Representative in Iraq. “WHO and other partners will work to support the Government of Iraq through the Ministry of Health to achieve equitable universal health coverage, including the provision of comprehensive services for every woman and newborn in Iraq in order to contribute to the substantial reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity,” added in Musani Altaf, WHO Representative in Iraq. Ramanathan Balakrishnan, UNFPA’s Representative in Iraq, added: “Neonatal mortality contributes significantly to child mortality in Iraq. UNFPA is proud to have played a part in the formulation of the Newborn Action Plan and commits to support the Ministry of Health in its implementation.” read more

FIFA ethics judge resigns while suspected of corruption

ZURICH — FIFA says one of its ethics committee judges resigned after he was investigated for alleged corruption in Malaysia.Sundra Rajoo was appointed one year ago after passing an integrity check to be a deputy chairman of the FIFA ethics committee’s judging panel.Rajoo was arrested last week in an investigation of alleged financial wrongdoing as director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre.A court in Kuala Lumpur gave him an unconditional release citing his diplomatic immunity, though he resigned from the job.During Rajoo’s time at FIFA, ethics judges imposed life bans on several soccer officials who admitted bribery charges in a sprawling U.S. Department of Justice investigation.FIFA said last week Rajoo would not be involved in ethics cases while he was under suspicion in Malaysia.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

Welcome To The 2018 World Series Where Even SalevsKershaw Turns Into A

BOSTON — Tuesday night was billed as one of the greatest pitching matchups in World Series history: Clayton Kershaw versus Chris Sale — two of the elite starters of their generation. On a cool night in Boston, a sold-out Fenway Park was well-aware of the pedigree of its foe and greeted the Los Angeles Dodgers ace with chants of “Ker-Shaaawww, Ker-Shaaawww,” drawing out the last syllable of his surname as he pitched. But the lyrical taunting was short-lived as Kershaw didn’t make it far into Game 1 — and neither did Sale, for that matter.We didn’t get a classic pitching duel. Instead, we received a heavy dose of 2018 baseball. And that style of play — namely bullpenning — favored the Red Sox en route to an 8-4, series-opening victory.Six Red Sox relievers combined to allow just one run over five innings, and Boston pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez broke the game open with a three-run homer off Dodger reliever Alex Wood in the seventh inning.That both of the starting pitchers lasted only four innings is telling of how quickly the game is changing. Tuesday marked just the fourth Game 1 — the game that often features a pair of aces — in World Series history in which neither starting pitcher recorded an out in the fifth inning. In the three previous occasions — in 1923, 1966 and 2004 — all but one of the starters allowed as many or more runs as Sale or Kershaw did in fewer innings prior to departing.1And that other starter — Baltimore’s Dave McNally in 1966 — had walked the bases loaded in the third inning before getting the hook. In other words, those starters had been battered. That wasn’t the case Tuesday. Instead, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Red Sox manager Alex Cora had their aces on short leashes.Teams have become aware of how performance typically declines the deeper a starter pitches into a game, and teams are also eager to try to gain righty/lefty platoon advantages when they can find them in the later innings. Teams also monitor fatigue, and Sale was somewhat taxed in throwing 91 pitches.During the 232-minute game Tuesday, the two clubs combined to use 12 pitchers, who threw a total of 308 pitches. Through Tuesday, relievers have accounted for 50.5 percent of innings this postseason, which would be a record. That mark is up 4 percentage points from last postseason (46.5 percent) and significantly from the 2010 playoffs (32.3 percent). While bullpens have taken on more and more work in the regular season, their usage and importance in the postseason is reaching unprecedented levels.Dodger infielder Brian Dozier said “anything goes” in the World Series. But the urgent, anything-goes practices employed Tuesday were carryovers from the regular season. In fact, the Dodgers have already faced the most extreme form of pitching game strategy this postseason.While some traditionalists have bemoaned the move toward bullpens, Red Sox reliever and Game 1 winner Matt Barnes told FiveThirtyEight in a cramped postgame clubhouse that he is all for this style of play.“I’m about whatever it takes to get wins in the World Series,” Barnes said. “How you do it? It doesn’t matter to me. You just have to win 11 games before anyone else does.”Cora began the Red Sox parade of relievers in the top of the fifth when he summoned Barnes out of the right-field bullpen to replace Sale, who had walked the lead-off batter, Dozier. Barnes, who has become a trusted setup man, allowed a single to Justin Turner, and Dozier later scored on a Manny Machado groundout to tie the score at 3.Kershaw entered the game with questions about his postseason performances and left with a career ERA of 4.28 in 145 postseason innings. He also continues to suffer from declining fastball velocity, as the pitch sat between 90 and 91 mph Tuesday. He relied heavily on his breaking pitches. Only CC Sabathia owns a worse ERA among pitchers who have made at least 15 postseason starts. While Kershaw was hit hard at times on Tuesday — including a 105.9 mph single and a 109.1 mph double off the bat of J.D. Martinez — he wasn’t helped by his surrounding cast, either. L.A.’s starting first baseman, David Freese, failed to catch a foul pop-up in the first inning. It wasn’t ruled an error but was a play that could have been made — and it might have cost the Dodgers two runs.Kershaw allowed three runs through four innings. After walking Mookie Betts and allowing a single to Andrew Benintendi to begin the fifth, he was was pulled from the game. Roberts called on Ryan Madson, who allowed both inherited runners to score to give the Red Sox a 5-3 lead.More innings pitched by relievers requires lineups to remain flexible as offenses try to counter the platoon advantage gained by switching the handedness of pitchers. For instance, the Brewers had left-handed starter Wade Miley throw just five pitches in a start in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series before going to a right-handed-heavy cast of relievers against the platoon-heavy Dodgers. And on Tuesday, five of the six relievers that followed the lefty Sale were right-handed.In response to pitching strategies, Dozier joked Monday that the Dodgers have begun to pull hockey-style line changes in games. Los Angeles was the first club in World Series history to start nine right-handed batters with no switch-hitters. But by the seventh inning Tuesday, three L.A. lefties and a switch-hitter had joined the game, and only three Dodgers were playing positions they had occupied on the starting lineup card: Turner (third base), Machado (shortstop) and Yasiel Puig (right field).While the two managers traded chess pieces, it was Cora who seemed to win the most strategic battles, as he has done all October. He struck a decisive blow on Tuesday by pinch-hitting Nunez for left-handed hitter Rafael Devers when Roberts called the left-handed Wood into the game in the seventh.“Cora is prepared,” Barnes said. “Tonight is another example, pinch-hitting (Nunez). It’s a lot of fun playing for him. He knows exactly what he’s doing.”The Red Sox have won 116 games under Cora this season, a year in which the game seems to be changing so quickly. They are now three wins from a fourth championship this century.Check out our latest MLB predictions. read more

Hellenic Museum receives funding from VMC

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) has allocated a total of $800,000 in funding to eight Greek community groups across Victoria in a bid to boost engagement with the wider community.Among them was the Hellenic Museum whose CEO John Tatoulis announced that the funds will be used to improve the site’s accessibility for the elderly and people with disabilities.A portion of the funds will be allocated to the development of new gallery and event spaces as well as new public amenities.“I am delighted that the state government has provided these funds as they will allow us to better deliver new programs, exhibitions, and other services to the broader community,” said Mr Tatoulis, who added that while they are extremely lucky to be house in the heritage listed former Royal Mint, there are drawbacks when it comes to infrastructure.“Its public amenities infrastructure is currently totally inadequate for the Museum’s visitor numbers,” he said.“The State Government’s infrastructure grant will help us become even more relevant and accessible to the community we serve.”last_img read more

Satellites leur bon fonctionnement menacé par le Soleil

first_imgSatellites : leur bon fonctionnement menacé par le SoleilD’ici à 2013, le Soleil devrait atteindre un pic d’activité succédant à une période d’accalmie. Orages magnétiques et éruptions solaires représenteront alors des risques accrus pour les satellites placés en orbite à haute altitude. Des risques qui doivent être pris en compte par les constructeurs.L’activité du Soleil évolue selon des cycles de onze ans. Il suffit d’observer ses taches, des zones plus sombres et moins chaudes, pour déterminer ce niveau d’activité. Plus elles sont nombreuses, plus l’astre est actif.À lire aussiSoleil : Pourquoi est-ce que l’on bronze ?D’ici à 2013, le Soleil devrait atteindre un pic d’activité. Les satellites de télécommunication positionnés à 36.000 kilomètres d’altitude, mais aussi ceux du GPS en orbite à 20.000 kilomètres d’altitude, risquent alors d’être les plus touchés. Comme l’explique Philippe Calvel, responsable du service d’expertise des radiations spatiales et nucléaires de la société Thalès cité par l’AFP, les satellites sont conçus pour supporter trois différentes sources de radiations spatiales : les ceintures magnétiques autour de la Terre, les éruptions solaires sporadiques, et les rayons cosmiques très énergétiques. Lors d’un cycle de onze ans, quatre ou cinq “éruptions majeures dont on voit les effets sur nos satellites” sont observées, précise-t-il.Au cours de ces éruptions, des protons très énergétiques venant du soleil touchent les panneaux solaires des satellites, risquant d’accélérer le vieillissement de l’équipement électronique, ou d’engendrer des erreurs dans les mémoires ou microprocesseurs. Les “éjections de masse coronale”, c’est-à-dire de particules comme les protons, les électrons et les noyaux d’hélium issus de la couronne solaire, représentent elles aussi un danger. Les particules chargées propulsées par ces tempêtes “vont mettre le bazar au niveau du champ magnétique terrestre”, explique en effet Philippe Calvel. Deux satellites ont déjà été victimes de telles décharges électrostatiques, Anik-E2, en janvier 1994, et Galaxy 15, en avril 2010. “Ce sont deux cas de pannes franches qu’on a tous en tête et les deux sont dues à des éjections de masses coronales”, indique ce spécialiste. Pour éviter que de tels incidents se reproduisent, ces risques sont pris en compte lors de la conception des satellites. Leurs panneaux solaires peuvent par exemple être surdimensionnés pour limiter les risques dus aux décharges électrostatiques, tandis que les composants électroniques sont parfois protégés par des blindages et des matériaux isolants. “On ne sélectionne que des technologies et des composants capables de survivre dans l’espace et qui tiennent aux radiations, c’est la condition numéro 1”, assure Philippe Calvel.Le 22 novembre 2010 à 09:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Un serpent géant du Paléocène reproduit en taille réelle à NewYork

first_imgUn serpent géant du Paléocène reproduit en taille réelle à New-YorkLa reproduction taille réelle d’un Titanoboa, terrifiant serpent géant du Paléocène, trône désormais au milieu de la Gare Centrale Terminale de New-York. Le modèle hyper réaliste du reptile a été exécuté par la Smithsonian institution à partir de fossiles retrouvés en Colombie. La nouvelle acquisition de la Gare Centrale Terminale de New-York a de quoi donner la chair de poule ! Il s’agit de la représentation d’un Titanoboa, un serpent géant de l’ère Cénozoïque, reproduit à l’échelle 1/1 par la Smithsonian Institution. Le modèle hyper réaliste représente le terrifiant reptile en train d’avaler un crocodile.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Cette créature est tellement hors du commun qu’elle apparaît comme un objet de fantasme. Elle semble tout droit jaillit de l’imagination de Spielberg”, concède au Dailymail David Royale, directeur de programmation au sein de la Smithsonian Channel. Selon les estimations, le Titanoboa mesurait près de 14 mètres de long, soit la taille d’un bus, pour un poids de plus d’une tonne. Son envergure et sa puissance faisaient de lui un super prédateur parmi les dinosaures étouffant ses proies, même les plus imposantes, par constriction.La représentation du spécimen a été réalisée à partir de fossiles, retrouvés dans une mine de Colombie en 2002. Les études menées sur les restes du reptile au sein des laboratoires de l’Université de Floride, supposent que le plus gros serpent du monde aurait vécu durant l’époque du Paléocène dans l’ancienne forêt tropicale de Floride, il y a environ 65 millions d’années. Mais la reconstruction du Titanoboa est destinée à promouvoir une exposition beaucoup plus vaste qui se tiendra du 30 mars au 6 juin 2013 au sein de la Smithsonian institution. Retrouvez les images du terrible prédateur Titanoboa sur Maxisciences Le 27 mars 2012 à 16:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sinkhole outside IPPS puts students at risks

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#IanthePrattPrimarySchool, #magneticmedianews, #Sinkhole Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 19th 2017 – Providenciales – A large sinkhole located outside the Ianthe Pratt Primary School in The Bight is now posing a major threat to motorists and about 500 children who attend the school.According to Crossing Guard, W.C Stubbs otherwise known as “Mr. Joe”, the hazardous structure is estimated to be 10-15 feet deep and spreads west toward Pentecostal Road, and across the street under the walkway.Mr. Joe informed Magnetic Media that the Minister had been made aware of the situation and promised to have someone check it out. However, this is a matter of urgency, since he worries, “any big vehicle at any moment could drop in the hole or a small car, front wheel down, and from there another car could run into you.”In addition to this, he is also urging all motorists, including tourists, to be extra vigilant and slow down when driving in the school zone, pleading, “when you see the children crossing please slow down.”Mr. Joe also stressed on observations that motorists do not use their indicators. He said, “indicators in this country are costing lives, it’s costing most accidents.” By not lawfully using indicators or speeding, motorists are increasingly putting the nation’s kids in danger.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews#IanthePrattPrimarySchool#Sinkholelast_img read more

Kieran Tripper fired up for the North London derby

first_imgTottenham Hotspur full-back Kieran Tripper is optimistic they will go through on Wednesday as they travel to Arsenal for their Carabao Cup quarterfinal game.Arsenal won 4-2 in their first meeting this season a few weeks ago, but Trippier is confident they can go to the Emirates on Wednesday and qualify.Wednesday will be a tough game but hopefully, we can go there with the right mindset to get the win and go through to the next round.“Every time you play Arsenal it is always going to be a big game. Wednesday is no different,” Trippier told Sky Sports.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“They have got some very good players, they are a good team but make no mistake, all of us will be ready for the game on Wednesday to try and go through.”Trippier also shared the same sentiment with Harry Kane and tipped Spurs to end their trophyless run this season.“Every season since I have been here we have tried to win a trophy,” he said.“We have been so close as well.”last_img read more

DOF Continuing To Monitor Swan Lake Fire At MP 70 Of The

first_imgThe fire is burning in a limited protection area on the refuge and is not threatening any values at risk. It is being monitored by refuge and Alaska Division of Forestry officials. No action is being taken at this point because the fire does not pose a threat and is being allowed to play its natural ecological role in the refuge. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Residents throughout the Kenai Peninsula, and Anchorage may continue to see smoke again today from the Swan Lake Fire burning in the Kenai Wildlife Refuge near MP 70 of the Sterling Highway. This lightning-caused fire is burning of black spruce trees and grew to 470 yesterday, according to DOF officials.center_img For more information regarding smoke and fires, call the Alaska Interagency Fire Information Office at 907-356-5511last_img read more

Can key talks break Greek deadlock

first_imgCan key talks break Greek deadlock?91 viewsCan key talks break Greek deadlock?91 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Can key talks break Greek deadlock?91 viewsBusinessKick starting the week with a flash of optimism, global shares hit their highest since September and the euro firmed. Investors were placing their bets on the euro zone finance ministers reaching aVentuno Web Player 4.50Kick starting the week with a flash of optimism, global shares hit their highest since September and the euro firmed. Investors were placing their bets on the euro zone finance ministers reaching alast_img read more

Admiral Karambir Singh assumes charge as new Indian Navy chief

first_img Watch | ‘Pulling out’ ceremony of 23rd chief of Indian Navy Admiral Sunil Lanba Admiral Karambir Singh on Friday succeeded Admiral Sunil Lanba as the new Indian Navy chief. Admiral Lanba, 61, has retired after serving the nation for 42 years.Admiral Singh, who hails from Jalandhar in Punjab, was Commissioned in July 1980. He became a helicopter pilot in 1981 and has flown extensively on the Chetak (Alouette) and Kamov helicopters. He is the first helicopter pilot to lead the force.”It is a great honour for me to become the 24th Chief of Naval forces. My predecessors have made sure that the Navy has a very solid foundation and reaches new heights,” Admiral Singh was quoted as saying by ANI. “I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Sunil Lanba, who has provided us with great leadership in the 42 years of his service,” he added.Admiral Lanba expressed his happiness and stated that it was an honour for him to have commanded the Indian Navy over the past three years.Vice-Admiral Bimal Verma had challenged the appointment of Admiral Singh as the Indian Navy chief but the Armed Forces Tribunal deferred the case on May 29 and said that Admiral Singh can take charge on May 31. Karambir Singh the new Navy Chief of IndiaThe Indian Express IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:39Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:38?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

1 Dead 12 Hurt In Construction Explosion At Gatesville Hospital

first_imgTwitter via @tdtnewsOne construction worker was killed and a dozen others were injured after an explosion at an addition to a Texas hospital Tuesday, authorities said.Bob Harrell, the Coryell County emergency manager, said all of those killed or injured were construction workers and not hospital staff or patients.The incident was reported about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at a construction site at the 25-bed hospital in Gatesville, 36 miles (58 kilometers) west of Waco. Witnesses said an electric generator inside an uncompleted hospital expansion exploded, spreading shrapnel. However, Dave Byrom, the hospital’s chief executive, said the blast possibly started with a gas line.The explosion caused part of the construction project to collapse, Harrell said.Those injured were taken to trauma centers in Temple 34 miles (55 kilometers) to the southeast, and those sustaining severe burns were airlifted 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Harrell said. Three or four were in critical condition, said Dr. Jeff Bates, the hospital’s chief medical officer.Byrom said damage from the blast prompted the hospital to relocate its 12 existing patients to facilities in nearby cities, along with about 120 residents of the care homes that are part of the hospital campus.A spokesman for the Texas-New Mexico Power Company said the explosion knocked out power for a large portion of the city. Spokesman Eric Paul said most service had been restored within three hours of the blast.Gatesville has a population of about 12,400. Sharelast_img read more

The NBA doesnt need LeBron to carry the league

first_imgThe NBA doesn’t need LeBron to carry the league anymoreLeBron has carried the NBA for over a decade, and – as you may have noticed – Colin has been one of his most vocal supporters. Even though Colin still thinks LeBron is still incredible, he has come to the conclusion that the NBA has finally reached a point where it can thrive without him.The Cavs will trail the Pacers 1-0 in their first round series, but even if they come back and win, they have no shot at the title. They may not even win the East. After 7 straight trips to Finals, this year just feels different. The Patriots are Brady’s team now, not Belichick’s After news last week that Tom Brady wouldn’t attend the Patriots offseason workouts, another report from today said Brady was in the process of deciding if he will return to play in 2018 or retire. Colin doesn’t think there’s a real chance Brady retires, he does think the leaked reports are sending a message to Bill Belichick.Brady has been a good soldier and subordinate to Belichick for his entire career, but he’s not afraid of Bill anymore. After Belichick’s questionable decision to bench Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl, he’s no longer the leader of the franchise. It’s Brady’s team now, and Brady is taking every opportunity to let him know it.Also:– Cowboys will win the NFC East– Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay is like The Truman ShowGuests:Nick Wright – Host of First Thing’s First joins the show to push back on Colin for doubting LeBron and explain why Colin is way too bullish on Ben Simmons.Richard Jefferson – 16-year NBA veteran and NBA champ with the Cavs is in-studio talking LeBron; if this Cavs roster is good enough to win in the playoffs; and why Ben Simmons free throw shooting is a huge liabilityTrent Dilfer and John Brenkus – Hosts of Soul and Science discuss their new project studying the tangible and intangible aspects of this year’s QB prospects; why Josh Rosen needs to be challenged.last_img read more