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Nikola Jokic explodes for 31 as Nuggets stun Rockets

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Thunder win 7th straight, roll past Heat Guard Jamal Murray (left ankle sprain) missed his fourth straight game and probably won’t return soon. Murray is known for his ability to play through pain, so there is concern about how long he will be out.“Jamal is a guy we’re not used to see miss games, so you know it’s a really serious injury he’s dealing with,” coach Michael Malone said. “I definitely have concern with Jamal’s ankle, but I know that he’ll come back ready and he’ll help us out moving forward.UP NEXTRockets: Play at Utah on Saturday night.Nuggets: Play at Northwest Division rival Minnesota on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Nuggets couldn’t stop Harden, but they ended a nine-game losing streak against Houston.Harden’s streak started with a 50-point night against the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 13, and nearly ended on a tough shooting night for the reigning league MVP. He hit five of his first six shots and scored 15 points in the first quarter but then went cold. He missed 10 of his next 11 shots and also missed four free throws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to pull Houston within nine points, but Jokic scored six straight points to put it away. Harden’s step-back 3-pointer with 1:05 left gave him 30.Torrey Craig had a career-high 22 points for the Rockets, who scored 43 points in the first quarter. The Nuggets responded in the second with a 48-point outburst. They had 35 of those in the final 7:31 when they transformed a five-point deficit into an 83-71 lead at halftime. Denver led by 20 in the third quarter, but the Rockets got within nine twice before the Nuggets pulled away.TIP-INSRockets: Kenneth Faried scored a season-high 23 points against his former team. … The 43 points in the first period were a season best for a quarter. … Houston is being careful with guard Chris Paul, who missed 17 games with a hamstring strain, so he will “probably” sit out Saturday’s game at Utah, coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It’s not definite but he probably won’t play,” D’Antoni said.Nuggets: Denver’s 48-point second quarter matched its highest since March 16, 2008, against the Seattle SuperSonics. … Guard Gary Harris was out due to a right adductor strain. Harris missed 11 games in December with a hip injury and five more in January with left hamstring soreness.SORE POINTADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentscenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic checks the clock during a timeout in the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Nikola Jokic had 31 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, Malik Beasley had a career-high 35 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the Houston Rockets 136-122 on Friday night.Houston’s James Harden scored 30 points to extend his streak to 25 games of scoring 30 or more points. He needed a late 3-pointer to keep the streak alive, and it came well after the game was in hand for Denver.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

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Champions League: Bayern Made to Work for 2-0 Win over AEK (Pics)

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Bayern Munich exploited a brief lapse in AEK Athens’ determined defense to score twice in two minutes for a 2-0 win in the Champions League, easing pressure on the Bundesliga champions and coach Niko Kovac.Shaking off a mistake-prone first half, Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski struck in the 61st and 63rd minutes at the Olympic Stadium for Bayern’s second victory in Group E, as AEK suffered its third defeat.“We knew the goals would come. We pressed, tired them out and it worked,” Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said. “After their two goals, their morale suffered and we went on to win. … We’re in a better position but we’re still making mistakes.”Bayern stayed on the attack for most of the night but center-backs Dmytro Chygrynskiy and Vasilis Lambropoulos stopped them from creating chances.While keeping AEK’s back line busy, Arjen Robben had produced little threat until his shot helped break the deadlock. It struck a wall of defenders, and Martinez slotted in the rebound.AEK supporters ignite flares during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Lewandowski silenced the 55,000 home fans two minutes later. Standout Serge Gnabry flicked the ball to Rafinha, who set up the Poland striker for the tap-in.“We had a good first half but we were missing the finish. We insisted in our effort and in the end we prevailed and that’s what’s important,” Robben said. “We took our chances when we could. We needed that win.”Bayern outshot the Greeks 2-1 and held two-third of possession.Bayern’s players have struggled to show their usual domestic dominance this season, and visibly relaxed after the goals. Lewandowski narrowly missed a third in the 67th when goalkeeper Vassilis Barkas scrambled to stop his effort on the goal line.Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski, second left celebrates with Bayern defender Niklas Suele, left, after scoring his side’s second goalduring a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Germany striker Thomas Mueller played for the last 15 minutes but made little impact.“The players stood up very well to such a great side but after those two goals it was hard to fight back,” AEK coach Marios Ouzounidis. “But I’m proud of their performance. They were very professional throughout the game.”AEK won Greece’s championship last season after fighting back from bankruptcy and relegation to amateur football in 2013, and appeared delighted to be back in European competition despite Tuesday’s result.“It would be silly to compare ourselves with such a major team, but we were also a little unlucky to concede when we did. The players were a little tired and were late in falling back — so we had a small gap in our reflexes,” AEK midfielder Kostas Galanopoulos said.“But we did play well and now we’ll see what we can do.”—By DEREK GATOPOULOS , Associated PressBayern midfielder Joshua Kimmich, front, is challenged by AEK’s Andre Simoes during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski, center, is challenged by AEK’s Dmytro Chygrynskiy during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern midfielder Arjen Robben, left, is challenged by AEK’s Dmytro Chygrynskiy during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)AEK goalkeeper Vassilis Barkas makes a save during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)AEK’s Vasileios Lampropoulos, right, vie for the ball Bayern midfielder James David James Rodriguez during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern midfielder Arjen Robben, center, is chased by AEK’s Niklas Hult during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern forward Serge Gnabry, right, is challenged by AEK’s Andre Simoes during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Sources: Shea set to sign with Atlanta United

first_imgDefending MLS Cup champion Atlanta United is set to sign former U.S. national team midfielder Brek Shea, multiple sources confirmed to Goal on Thursday.Shea, 28, will join Atlanta United as a free agent after the Vancouver Whitecaps failed to pick up the option year on his contract. Shea spent two seasons with the Whitecaps after joining from Orlando City. He played in 28 matches in 2018, recording three goals and two assists.The former Stoke City midfielder gives Atlanta United a versatile left-footed option, and can play anywhere from left back to left wing, and even as a left forward. The 6-foot-3 American has made 34 appearances for the U.S. national team, and is a former USMNT teammate of Atlanta United general manager Carlos Bocanegra. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It has been a busy offseason for Atlanta United, having bid farewell to head coach Tata Martino, and having earlier this week hired Dutch coach Frank DeBoer as Martino’s replacement. Atlanta United is also set to sign Argentinian midfielder Gonzalo ‘Pity’ Martinez from newly-crowned Copa Libertadores champions River Plate. Martinez’s arrival is expected to help replace star playmaker Miguel Almiron, who is reportedly being pursued by multiple European clubs.Shea’s arrival should help give the team some depth on the left side, and could help offset the departure of U.S. national team left back Greg Garza, who operated both as a left back and left wing back for the Five Stripes. Shea has experience in both roles, and can also give the team an attacking option higher up the field.Garza has been the lone high-profile departure so far from Atlanta United, which succeeded in re-signing captain Michael Parkhurst to a new deal and avoided losing any players in the MLS expansion draft.Shea will be looking to rejuvenate a career that has faltered since a disappointing three-year stint in England after a $4 million transfer to Stoke City from FC Dallas in 2012. He eventually returned to MLS with Orlando City in 2015, but he never did reach the levels expected of him when he was an MLS MVP finalist in 2011 as a 21-year-old.Atlanta United will be hoping Shea can show more of the flashes he showed towards the end of his time with the Whitecaps. He managed seven goals and four assists over two seasons playing in a variety of different roles, but scored three goals in his final seven matches of 2018 with Vancouver.Atlanta United’s offseason is set to be a short one, with the MLS champions set to compete in the Concacaf Champions League. The Five Stripes will face Costa Rican champions Herediano in the Champions League Round of 16, with the first leg of their two-leg series set for February 21.last_img read more

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No apology from Nova Scotia premier to teen cleared in privacybreach case

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is not offering an apology to a 19-year-old man who was arrested after allegedly breaching the province’s freedom-of-information website.Police dropped the case against the young man on Monday, saying there was no criminal intent and “no grounds to lay charges.”McNeil initially referred to the man’s actions as “stealing,” but has since backed away from such strong language.On Tuesday he was asked about opposition calls for an apology for his early characterization of what occurred. McNeil wouldn’t address an apology directly, despite repeated questions from reporters.“The information was taken outside our system,” he said. “We had a responsibility … to turn that over to police. They did their due diligence and determined the course of action that they’ve taken.”The youth was arrested after a dramatic raid on his family’s home on April 11 after it was alleged he downloaded 7,000 documents from the public website.Prior to dropping the case, police gave him notice to appear under a rarely used section of the Criminal Code that prohibits unauthorized use of a computer with fraudulent intent.Both the Opposition Tories and NDP say the onus has shifted to the government to take responsibility for what the auditor general has warned were lax security measures around the portal.McNeil said it’s now the government’s job to ensure all safeguards are in place before the portal is put back in operation.“People deserve and expect their information that is provided to government be protected,” he said.Both the province’s privacy commissioner and the auditor general are considering whether the province upheld its own privacy procedures in the way the website was designed.last_img read more

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Conservatives accuse Liberals of politicizing terrorism report

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal Tories are accusing the Trudeau government of playing politics by stripping specific religious references from its annual report on terrorism.Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus suggests to the House of Commons national security committee that the Liberals bowed to pressure tactics simply to avoid insulting anyone.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the government removed the terms “Sikh,” “Sunni” and “Shia” from the report when referring to extremism to avoid conveying the impression that an entire religion or community is a threat to national security.He tells the committee it is not a partisan issue but rather an effort to be accurate, precise and fair in conveying information about terrorist threats.Goodale denies the changes will undermine the fight against extremism, saying Canadian security officials need the support and co-operation of different communities to do their work.Liberal and New Democrat MPs on the committee are welcoming the wording changes.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Moroccan Singer Saad Lamjarred Loses Appeal for Bail to Stay in

Rabat – Jean Marc Fedida, Lamjarred’s lawyer, had requested the singer be released on bail.The Moroccan singer is facing two pending cases of rape from two women in France. The most recent allegation came in August when French police put Lamjarred under formal investigation for the alleged rape of a woman in a hotel in Saint-Tropez in southeast France.Following the Saint-Tropez incident, Lamjarred paid €150,000 bail and left jail on probation. On September 18, Lamjarred went back to jail following the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal’s decision after the prosecutor’s office in Draguignan appealed Lamjarred’s release. The 33-year-old singer has faced three previous rape accusations. In 2010, he was accused of rape in New York. US prosecutors later dropped the case when the complainant withdrew. French police arrested Lamjarred in October 2016, and a Paris court charged him for “aggravated rape” in case brought by Laura Prioul. The case is still pending trial. Lamjarred spent six months in detention in Paris until April 2017.A French-Moroccan woman also accused Lamjarred in November 2016 of assaulting her in the spring of 2015, according to Huffpost Maghreb She later withdrew the complaint, “following pressure from her family.”Saad Lamjarred is one of the most popular artists in Morocco and the Arab world. His hit song “Lmaallem” (the boss), as of February 2018, was the most-viewed song by an Arab artist on YouTube. The music video has been seen more than 684 million times. read more

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UN sustainable development meeting in search for balanced solutions on energy

Energy policies that can fuel economic and social development while reducing air pollution and the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change will be considered by more than 2,000 participants at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development’s (CSD) annual session, which starts on Monday in New York.Almost 80 government ministers are expected to attend the Commission, which will attempt to chart a sustainable course of action on the interlinked issues of energy, climate change, air pollution and industrial development.The chair of this year’s session, Abdullah Hamad Al-Attiyah, Qatar’s Energy Minister, stressed ahead of the opening that all delegates should remember that many people still do not have access to modern energy services.About one in four people around the world do not have electricity, and an estimated 2.4 billion use traditional fuels such as firewood or dung for cooking or heating.“As long as women and children have to forage for firewood, for as long as students cannot read after sunset, and as long as new businesses and industries cannot get the power they need to operate, we cannot expect to achieve development that is economically, socially and environmentally balanced,” he said.Noting the gravity of the challenges ahead, Mr. Al-Attiyah said the task for this year’s CSD session is to decide specific policy options and practical measures that can work.“I am optimistic about the future,” he said. “The coming decades will witness significant investments in energy infrastructure, as well as in industrial development. We must seize the opportunity to make a difference by making the right policy decisions and choices.”This year’s CSD will mark the 20th anniversary of the Brundtland Commission report, Our Common Future, that was seen as a landmark document on sustainable development. To mark the anniversary, Gro Harlem Brundtland – a former Norwegian prime minister and director-general of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) – is planning to address the high-level portion of the meeting on 9 May.Energy use is expected to grow by 50 per cent over the next 25 years, with two thirds of that increase in developing countries. But there are numerous competing national and global energy issues that are also under consideration, including access to affordable energy, as well as reliable and clean energy supplies.The CSD brings together government delegates and representatives of civil society, including women, children and youth, indigenous people, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business, academia, local authorities, scientists, workers and trade unions. 27 April 2007Energy policies that can fuel economic and social development while reducing air pollution and the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change will be considered by more than 2,000 participants at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development’s (CSD) annual session, which starts on Monday in New York. read more

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Using a wheelchair Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3273370 Source: Gino Kenny TD/Twitter 47,156 Views Seven-year-old Ava has Dravet Syndrome, an extremely rare, drug-resistant form of epilepsy which at its worst can cause up to 20 seizures in a day.Vera says that medicinal marijuana in liquid form has the potential to save her daughter’s life, as it reduces the frequency of seizures.Before Christmas – having been frustrated by continuous efforts to contact the Department of Health, and after her daughter had a particularly violent seizure – Vera set off on a Cork-Dublin protest walk to try and get the government’s attention.On that occasion she only had to trek as far as Mallow before she got a call from Health Minister Simon Harris. A meeting was arranged, and the Minister announced a review of Ireland’s policy on medicinal cannabis.The Health Products Regulatory Authority last month recommended that access to such products should be allowed for certain conditions. Another meeting with the Minister took place, but Vera said she had been told her application for stronger drugs had been turned down as she and Ava need sign-off from a consultant neurologist to apply.Ava has been on a CBD-based treatment since last October, and has shown a marked improvement, according to Vera. This product contains very little THC — the active substance in cannabis which results in a high.The Cork woman is now campaigning for access to stronger THC-based medication. She says paediatric neurologists who have been working with the family are reluctant to apply on her behalf – but says this underlines why the law needs to be changed.She called on the government to speed up progress on Kenny’s bill to legalise medicinal cannabis.Kenny. meanwhile, accused the government of stifling the bill. Subscribe for more videos Short URL Monday 6 Mar 2017, 8:50 PM Using a wheelchair, Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to Dublin for her daughter Health Minister Simon Harris said he will be available to meet with Vera tomorrow. Updated: 20.45 Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube Share8305 Tweet Email5 center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 6th 2017, 8:50 PM 80 Comments We’ll make them change above in Dublin because people, the real people of Ireland, care.Vera began suffering from tonsillitis in recent days – but remains determined to keep talking to as many people who are listening, as she fights for her daughter. Local radio stations and newspapers have been covering the journey as she makes her way across country on secondary roads. Vera meeting supporters last week. Source: Facebook/Gino KennyShe had straps placed on both legs at the end of last week as the journey took its toll on her body – and by yesterday was making her way along on crutches. By this morning, the only option left was a wheelchair.Health Minister Simon Harris released a statement this evening and said he is available to meet with Vera when she arrives into Dublin tomorrow. He said that the HSE advised him that her consultant will be in touch to arrange a further consultation for her daughter.He added: “I also shared with her a statement by Dr Tony Holohan, the Department’s Chief Medical Officer, on the advice he has provided to me which stresses that the granting of a licence must come with the endorsement of a consultant who is familiar with and responsible for the care of the individual on whose behalf the application is being made.”Harris added that it is not within his power “to provide medicinal cannabis tomorrow”. He said he remains fully committed to “establishing an access programme for cannabis-based treatments in Ireland”.Gino Kenny, who has been campaigning to increase access to medicinal cannabis, called on supporters to join Vera on the route tomorrow. They would be starting at Rathcoole at around 8.30am, the AAA-PBP TD said. After welcoming more wellwishers at Newland’s Cross at 10am, they plan to walk to the Dáil via Inchicore, arriving around lunchtime.The Dublin TD has been walking the entire route, and said support had been incredible. Asked if he expected progress as Vera arrived in Dublin tomorrow he said he wasn’t too hopeful, and accused the Government of playing “mind games” on the issue. DETERMINED MOTHER VERA Twomey will approach the outskirts of Dublin this evening as she continues her trek from Cork for her sick daughter Ava.She began the 260km walk from her home to the Dáil last Monday as a protest against decisions to restrict her seven-year-old daughter, who has a rare form of epilepsy, from accessing cannabis-based medication.TheJournal.ie joined Vera and her supporters, including TD Gino Kenny, on Facebook Live as they made their way through Newbridge in Co Kildare this afternoon.She’s been battling injury, illness and dreadful weather in the last few days – but told us the support from people in towns and villages along the way had been phenomenal.As we talked, there was another boost for Vera’s spirits – as a marching band from Patrician Primary School in Newbridge came out for form a guard of honour for her.“I’m just so grateful that people care around the country,” an overwhelmed Vera said as the pupils finished playing. Day 2 Kildorriey Co Cork pic.twitter.com/2aRh0prD3T— Gino Kenny TD (@Ginosocialist) March 1, 2017 By Daragh Brophy In Vera’s case the compassionate access licence has been turned down – and the primary reason why I’ve been walking with Vera is to get access for Ava for medicinal cannabis.“But it goes much beyond that,” he said. There are “many, many people” who could benefit from access to medicinal cannabis, the TD insisted. “The law needs to be changed.”Last month, Twomey released a harrowing video of Ava suffering a seizure to TV3. Speaking in a later radio interview, she said that despite the coverage Ava’s case had received in recent months, very little had been done to change the situation she was in.When Twomey and her husband, Paul, released the video to TV3, they said they had reached their “last straw” and felt like they badly needed something to be done. She said Harris had acknowledged he’d watched it in their most recent meeting, saying it was “difficult to watch”.The Department of Health issued a statement after Harris’s latest meeting with Vera where he reaffirmed what he said when the HPRA review was released, namely that a pilot access programme for cannabis-based treatments would be rolled out for patients with specific conditions, including severe epilepsy.The statement added that, “until such time as the necessary legislative amendments has been made to facilitate the implementation of the Cannabis Access Programme, it remains open to the Minister to consider granting a licence to an Irish registered doctor for access to medicinal cannabis for named patients”.Video by Nicky RyanWith reporting by Garreth MacNameeRelated: You can follow Vera’s journey on Facebook here >Read: Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medicationRead: Health authority recommends medicinal cannabis to be made available for “specified conditions”last_img read more

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Cancun le Brésil et la GrandeBretagne au secours du protocole de Kyoto

first_imgCancun : le Brésil et la Grande-Bretagne au secours du protocole de KyotoA Cancun, les participants aux discussions des Nations unies sur le climat demandent au Brésil et à la Grande-Bretagne de contribuer à sortir de l’impasse sur l’avenir du protocole de Kyoto. Les discussions de Cancun visent à créer un nouveau fonds afin d’aider les pays pauvres et à créer un mécanisme de partage des technologies propres. La Grande-Bretagne et le Brésil ont donc pour mission de réduire les importantes divisions qui opposent les pays riches aux pays pauvres. En effet, le Japon, suivi de la Russie et du Canada, a décidé de ne pas signer de prolongation au protocole de Kyoto qui oblige près de 40 pays développés à réduire d’ici 2012 leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Ces pays ont réclamé un nouveau traité, plus large, qui engagerait aussi les pays émergents.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?De leur côté, la Chine, l’Inde et d’autres pays en développement estiment que les pays riches, puisqu’ils ont émis la plupart des gaz à effet de serre (GES), doivent proroger Kyoto avant que les pays pauvres ne les suivent.Les binômes créés vont travailler sur différents points importants. Ainsi, la Suède et Grenade vont étudier les objectifs à long terme du ralentissement du changement climatique. L’Espagne et l’Algérie vont faire en sorte de régler les divergences qui existent concernant la manière d’aider les pays en développement. L’Australie et le Bangladesh travailleront sur le financement et la technologie pendant que la Nouvelle Zélande et l’Indonésie se pencheront sur d’autres questions relatives à la réduction des émissions de GES.Malgré l’impasse sur la question du protocole de Kyoto, le vice-ministre mexicain des Affaires étrangères, Juan Manuel Gomez, dit avoir relevé des progrès dans de nombreux domaines allant des forêts au financement de l’aide aux pays émergents.Le 6 décembre 2010 à 19:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Google célèbre la journée de la femme

first_imgGoogle célèbre la journée de la femmeSur sa page d’accueil, le moteur de recherche américain célèbre les 100 ans de la Journée internationale de la Femme avec un nouveau Doodle.Depuis cent ans maintenant, la Journée internationale de la femme est célébrée dans de nombreux pays du monde entier. Les femmes sont mises en avant pour leurs réalisations et c’est également l’occasion de se rappeler les luttes et les réalisations passées.Cette journée trouve son origine dans les manifestations de femmes au début du XXe siècle en Europe et aux Etats-Unis. Elles réclamaient l’égalité des droits, et notamment le droit de vote.C’est en 1977 que l’Onu a officiellement désigné le 8 mars comme journée internationale de la femme.A cette occasion, Google invite aujourd’hui les internautes à participer à l’événement “Join Women on the Bridge”. Il s’agit de rejoindre d’autres personnes sur un pont (n’importe lequel à travers le monde), pour “démontrer son engagement pour la cause féminine et célébrer le chemin parcouru en 100 ans”.Le moteur de recherche américain convie également à faire un don auprès d’une des nombreuses associations qui oeuvrent pour améliorer le sort des femmes. Si l’initiative est appréciée, a-t-on réellement besoin d’attendre le 8 mars pour s’engager ?Le 8 mars 2011 à 09:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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After WWE 205 Live went off the air Daniel Bryan faced off

first_img Twitter Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) WWE 205 Live Results – 9/3/19 (Drew Gulak aligns with Tony Nese, Lince Dorado competes) Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Facebook When Smackdown Live went off the air in Montreal, they announced that later in the evening (after 205 Live) Shinsuke Nakamura would face Daniel Bryan. This was obviously done to keep fans in their seats as they normally do after Smackdown.It was very clear (as noted in the video uploaded below) that many fans left the taping after Smackdown concluded, most notably people with floor seats.Daniel Bryan def. Shinsuke Nakamura by disqualification in the dark match after 205 Live. Bryan was doing the “Yes!” kicks and then Shinsuke low-blowed Bryan causing a disqualification. After the match, Shinsuke was walking up the ramp and decided to come back. Shinsuke went in the ring ready to kick Daniel, then Bryan got up and kneed him in the face. Bryan celebrated with the crowd.Bryan said he loves coming to Montreal and cut the promo below:Daniel Bryan defeats Shinsuke Nakamura by disqualification after #205Live and addresses the crowd. pic.twitter.com/g67seWshEg— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) May 2, 2018 WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) WhatsApplast_img read more

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Tiny House Living Festival attracts enthusiasts of living small

It looked like a small-scale housing development had cropped up at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, as the Tiny House Living Festival descended on the site for the weekend.Long lines trailed from 17 tiny houses on wheels, eight converted school buses, a handful of converted vans and one teeny teardrop trailer small enough to be hauled behind a Subaru. After all, only a handful of people at a time fit into each home. Through today, the homes will be on display and a series of workshops will help visitors learn how to build their own homes, downsize their lives and raise children in homes averaging about 240 square feet.“I think it’s a pretty good indication of the excitement about minimalism and small space in general,” organizer Coles Whalen said of the large crowd.The Portland area is somewhat of a mecca for tiny house enthusiasts. Though tiny houses on wheels are not legal dwellings in Clark County, Portland has thus far tolerated the small wooden cabins, craftsman-style homes and converted school buses that some are parking in backyards as housing costs continue to rise in the region.Peggy and Robb Moretti, Portland residents in their 50s, visited Saturday to scope out their options for building a tiny house as an accessory dwelling unit in their back yard. read more

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Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech discusses Arsenal move

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has discussed the new planing style under new manager Unai Emery.The former Chelsea shot-stopper was in fine form against Manchester City on Sunday making some important saves despite struggling to help the team play out from the back.“They’re a team that’s full of confidence and last year’s champions, so obviously it will always be difficult, but I have to say that we came to the game with our objectives to grow up as a team, to learn our way, how we want to play and obviously we had the task of doing it against one of the best teams, so it was difficult. But at times we did really well, and we put them under some pressure as well. Unfortunately, we just couldn’t find that final pass to finish the opportunities off,” Cech said as regards to City, according to the club’s official website.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.Cech also spoke about his struggles to play the ball from his pots, saying:“They pressed really well and obviously when you make one pass slower than it should be the player doesn’t have the time to use the ball quickly. Obviously you can be under pressure but at times we managed to get out pretty well. We didn’t want them to feel comfortable and have the ball always at their feet so that they could control the game.”Arsenal next travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea next weekend.last_img read more

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Exotic dancers protest say they want to continue as independent contractors

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom February 28, 2019 Posted: February 28, 2019center_img Updated: 8:10 PM Exotic dancers protest, say they want to continue as independent contractors 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A group of San Diego exotic dancers who say they want to remain as independent contractors and not become employees of local strip clubs, protested today.KUSI’s John Soderman joins us from downtown where the exotic dancers held what they called a “bikini protest.”Full video of Lorena Gonzalez speaking to the protesters:last_img read more

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Broward declares cold weather emergency for 2nd night in a row

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward County officials have extended a cold weather emergency as a cold front passes through South Florida.The National Weather Service predicts temperatures will again plunge overnight on Wednesday, with wind chills in the mid to upper 40s.As result, county officials extended a cold weather emergency from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday.Officials have established cold night shelters for homeless individuals at the following locations:Pompano BeachPompano Beach City Hall100 W. Atlantic Blvd. (Southeast Corner)(Pickup location to go to a shelter)Fort LauderdaleThe Salvation Army1445 West Broward Blvd.(Shelter and Pickup Location)HollywoodBroward Outreach Center2056 Scott St.(Shelter and Pickup Location)Officials said if the weather forecast changes, shelters may be extended or canceled. For more information, call the Broward County Homeless Hotline – 954-563-4357 (HELP).Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Brandon Routh to play Superman again in Arrowverse crossover

first_img More superheroes Comic-Con Honored, humbled, grateful, and still pinching myself. 😄#ReturnOfSuperman#Superman#Crossover#Arrowverse #SDCC2019 @DCComics@DEADLINE https://t.co/M5nQdTWYmh— Brandon Routh (@BrandonJRouth) July 19, 2019 Comments Tags 62 Photos 0 Actor Tyler Hoechlin has portrayed Superman in previous Arrowverse crossover episodes and will also be reprising his role as Superman.”Crisis on Infinite Earths” is based on the DC Comics miniseries in 1985 and 1986 that explored the idea of multiple incarnations of Superman.Currently, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman are all set on Earth-1, but Supergirl takes place on Earth-38, meaning Kara has to cross dimensions to team up with the other heroes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will debut on The CW starting in December, then continue in January 2020. More details of this Arrowverse crossover are expected at San Diego Comic-Con during Saturday’s DC Comics panel.  TV and Movies The best San Diego Comic-Con celebrity disguisescenter_img 3:00 The very best cosplay we saw at Comic-Con 2019 Dark Phoenix, Mystique and Storm just got their own X-Men Barbie dolls Cosplayer makes Spider-Man mask complete with movable mechanical eyes Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix: Trailer, release date, story details, and more Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Brandon Routh flies high in Superman Returns.  Warner Bros. Pictures Superman is complex superhero who depends on his disguise as reporter Clark Kent to keep his identity safe. He leads a double life so why not have his character played by more than one actor?Actor Brandon Routh, who played Superman in the 2006 movie Superman Returns, will step into The CW’s Arrowverse to play the DC Comics superhero yet again.Routh already stars on The CW’s superhero-packed series Legends of Tomorrow as Ray Palmer/The Atom. But the actor will  also play Clark Kent/Superman in the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” Arrowverse crossover.  Deadline first reported the news Friday and then Routh confirmed it via tweet by comment: “Honored, humbled, grateful, and still pinching myself.”The Arrowverse, by the way, refers to three DC Comics-based superhero shows that appear on The CW: The Flash, Supergirl and Arrow. (Disclosure: The CW is a joint venture between Warner Bros and CBS, the owners of CNET.)  “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will include The CW’s DC Comics shows — Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman. The CW DC Comics Supermanlast_img read more

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New Alaska Chief Medical Examiner Named

first_imgA pathologist who has been working as an assistant Alaska medical examiner has been named the state’s chief medical examiner.Download AudioGary Zientek has worked for the Alaska Division of Public Health since 2009. Gov. Sean Parnell approved Zientek’s promotion in January.The Anchorage Daily News reports Zientek’s medical license was suspended for four years in Virginia because of alcohol and drug abuse. His Virginia license was restored in late 2007.Zientek says he has been sober for 10 years. He says his is a story about redemption.The Department of Administration says Zientek was the only person interviewed for the job, which pays about $225,000 a year.last_img read more

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Buy some wine at the childrens home auction

first_imgMôrester Child & Youth Centre is hosting a special wine auction, three-course meal and performance by Mathys Roets on February 21.The event will take place at 3 Carbineer Road (children’s home). Excellent quality wines will be on offer from Beyerskloof, Kanonkop, Groot Constantia and Cathedral Peak Wine Estates.Buy a table for eight to 10 people, or as many as you like, and help make this a night to remember.Signed Magnum-size bottles are available.The event will start at 6.30pm promptly. Please support this worthy cause.Take the opportunity to make a donation and get a tax receipt (Art 18 A) before year-end.Tickets are available from Môrester. For more information, contact Tina on 0366377977Hope to see you there!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

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Microsoft open sources InferNET its popular modelbased machine learning framework

first_imgLast week, Microsoft open sourced Infer.NET, the cross-platform framework used for model-based machine learning. This popular machine learning engine used in Office, Xbox and Azure, will be available on GitHub under the permissive MIT license for free use in commercial applications. Features of  Infer.NET The team at Microsoft Research in Cambridge initially envisioned Infer.NET as a research tool and released it for academic use in 2008. The framework has served as a base to publish hundreds of papers across a variety of fields, including information retrieval and healthcare. The team then started using the framework as a machine learning engine within a wide range of Microsoft products. A model-based approach to machine learning Infer.NET allows users to incorporate domain knowledge into their model. The framework can be used to build bespoke machine learning algorithms directly from their model. To sum it up, this framework actually constructs a learning algorithm for users based on the model they have provided. Facilitates interpretability Infer.NET also facilitates interpretability. If users have designed the model themselves and the learning algorithm follows that model, they can understand why the system behaves in a particular way or makes certain predictions. Probabilistic Approach In Infer.NET, models are described using a probabilistic program. This is used to describe real-world processes in a language that machines understand. Infer.NET compiles the probabilistic program into high-performance code for implementing something cryptically called deterministic approximate Bayesian inference. This approach allows a notable amount of scalability. For instance, it can be used in a system that automatically extracts knowledge from billions of web pages, comprising petabytes of data. Additional Features The framework also supports the ability of the system to learn as new data arrives. The team is also working towards developing and growing it further. Infer.NET will become a part of ML.NET (the machine learning framework for .NET developers). They have already set up the repository under the .NET Foundation and moved the package and namespaces to Microsoft.ML.Probabilistic. Being cross platform, Infer.NET supports .NET Framework 4.6.1, .NET Core 2.0, and Mono 5.0. Windows users get to use Visual Studio 2017, while macOS and Linux folks have command-line options, which could be incorporated into the code wrangler of their choice. Download the framework to learn more about Infer.NET. You can also check the documentation for a detailed User Guide. To know more about this news, head over to Microsoft’s official blog. Read Next Microsoft announces new Surface devices to enhance user productivity, with style and elegance Neural Network Intelligence: Microsoft’s open source automated machine learning toolkit Microsoft’s new neural text-to-speech service lets machines speak like peoplelast_img read more

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