first_imgREGINA — A funding dispute has emerged between a remote First Nation and the Saskatchewan government over money to upgrade its runway.Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation Chief Louie Mercredi is accusing the province of abandoning its commitment to improve the runway of the airport near his northern community.He began lobbying for improvements to the airport after one person died after a plane crash there in December 2017.The federal government announced in February it was giving $12 million for safety upgrades at the airport.Mercredi says the province also promised funding for the runway.Saskatchewan Minister of Government Relations Lori Carr says the province never received a completed application for the project.She says officials requested in June that the First Nation hand in a full application, but it was not done.Carr says Fond du Lac’s existing runway is safe to use and the Transportation Safety Board didn’t find the airstrip contributed to the crash.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgAs part of his recent Australian Tour, Sir Elton John met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to thank him for supporting The Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, and urged him to do more.Sir Elton took to Instagram to say: “Thank-you Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for welcoming me so warmly into your office. Thank-you for supporting the Global Fund in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Together we can all make AIDS history.”The Austrailian PM replied in kind, saying: “Elton John wrote in recent years: ‘It is all too easy for political leaders to think about AIDS only in the abstract. It is all too easy for them to forget that there are real people counting on them for help, people who deserve the same chance to live a long life as anyone else.’“He has spent much of his life reminding people of the human toll of AIDS – as well as reducing the stigma around AIDS and lobbying Governments to help eradicate it.“Australia has a proud record in fighting the spread of HIV infection, both at home and in our region. The number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Australia has remained stable over the past three years, and is low by global standards. We have also pledged $200 million to The Global Fund for 2014-16 to help global efforts in eliminating AIDS, as well as tuberculosis and malaria.”Since the year 2000, infection rates have fallen by 36 per cent in countries in which the fund is active, proving that with focus and support, AIDS can be beaten. There is still more work to be done, but with the support of politicians like Malcolm Turnbull and countries like Australia, initiatives such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria will prove successful.Source:Elton John AIDS Foundationlast_img read more

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first_img(New Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick was involved in government efforts to battle Cindy Blackstock and her human rights complaint. APTN/file)APTN National News OTTAWA—Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett defended the appointment of former long-time Indigenous Affairs deputy minister Michael Wernick as the top bureaucrat in the federal government.Bennett said Wernick, who is now Clerk of the Privy Council, was doing the bidding of the previous Stephen Harper government when he was involved in a long battle against a human rights complaint launched by Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nation Child and Family Caring Society.“The public service in this country’s primary goal is loyal implementation,” said Bennett, during question period Wednesday. “There is a new government here and the Clerk of the Privy Council is empowered to deliver the work we have promised in the past election and he will do it.”Bennett was responding to a question from NDP MP Charlie Angus who challenged the Liberals over Wernick’s appointment.“For reconciliation to be real, action should be louder than words,” said Angus. “So what kind of message is the prime minister sending to Indigenous families by appointing Mr. Wernick to oversee the entire civil service?”The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal sided with Blackstock and the Assembly of First Nations Tuesday in a ruling that blasted the federal government for discriminating against First Nation children by underfunding child welfare agencies on-reserve.Blackstock launched the human rights complaint in 2007 because Ottawa refused to implement any of the changes recommended to it by a number of joint reports that involved federal officials.Wernick become deputy minister for then-named Indian Affairs in 2006 and held the position until 2014.Blackstock faced documented retaliation from the then-named Aboriginal affairs minister’s office and was spied on by federal bureaucrats. Wernick was involved with an internal investigation that absolved the department of spying on Blackstock, but the claims were later substantiated by the federal Privacy Commissioner.Indigenous Affairs also fought to have Blackstock’s human rights complaint thrown out and took the issue to the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, losing at both levels.The federal department was also caught sitting on 100,000 documents it had failed to disclose as part of the case.Wernick was deputy minister of the department throughout the majority of these events.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Google celebrated 30 years of the World Wide Web with a colourful doodle on Tuesday. On this day in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, then a 33-year-old software engineer, submitted “Information Management: A Proposal” to his boss, which then came to be known as the World Wide Web as we know it today. “Initially, Berners-Lee envisioned it as ‘a large hypertext database with typed links’, named ‘Mesh’, to help his colleagues at CERN (a large nuclear physics laboratory in Switzerland) share information amongst multiple computers,” the search engine giant said in a blogpost. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app Initially terming the proposal as “vague but exciting”, his boss encouraged Berner-Lee to “develop the humble flowchart into a working model, writing the HTML language, the HTTP application, and WorldWideWeb.app – the first Web browser and page editor”. By 1991, the external Web servers were up and running. Not to be confused with the internet, which is a huge network of computers connected together, the World Wide Web is an online application built upon innovations like HTML language, URL addresses, and hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails The web made technology into something that linked information together and made it accessible to everyone. “Your browser uses the internet to access the world wide web,” the blogpost explained. Starting from a proposal, the Web over the last 30 years has become a decentralized community, with nearly 2 billion websites online, founded on principles of universality, consensus, and bottom-up design.last_img read more

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first_imgRabat – Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane held talks on Friday with Qatari Attorney General Ali ben Fetais al- Marri on the restitution of stolen assets in the countries of the “Arab Spring”. The two officials discussed the issue on the eve of the Conference on “recovering Arab Spring countries’ assets” which opens Saturday in Marrakech, Fetais al- Marri said in a statement to MAP after this meeting.Stressing that Morocco has been among the first countries to support the UN efforts in this area, the Qatari official recalled that the Forum of Marrakech comes after the first conference on this issue held last year in Qatar. The forum, which will be attended by ministers of (G8) countries, and justice ministers of Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and other countries, will focus on the challenges of recovering these assets and their importance in reviving the ailing economies of these countries.last_img read more

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TORONTO — North American markets were mixed Wednesday after U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank has considered ending its extraordinary stimulus program, but added that it is too soon to do it now.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,752.50 +10.07 0.08%S&P 500 — 1,655.35 -13.81 -0.83%Dow — 15,307.17 -80.41 -0.52%Nasdaq — 3,463.30 -38.82 -1.11%Indexes in Toronto and the U.S. initially surged on news that the Fed had no immediate plans to turn the tap off on its $85-billion-a-month bond buyback program.But by the end of the day, the S&P/TSX composite index was ahead just 10.07 points at 12,752.50. The Canadian dollar fell 0.98 of a cent to 96.41 cents US.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials index was down 80.41 points at 15,307.17. The S&P 500 dropped 13.81 points to 1,655.35 and the Nasdaq fell 38.82 points to 3,463.30.The indexes had hit records as day earlier after two Fed presidents hinted that the U.S. central bank should be cautious with pulling back on quantitative easing.On Wednesday, in testimony before the Congress, Bernanke said scaling back, or even stopping the $85-billion-a-month bond buyback program would be a bad idea because the U.S. job market remains too weak.Yet when pressed, he said that it could happen as early as U.S. Labor Day.“I don’t think (Bernanke’s) quite comfortable that ending QE (quantitative easing) is going to go on without a hitch, meaning that the economy will continue to move up and the markets will handle it well,” said Ian Nakamoto, a portfolio manager at MacDougall, MacDougall and MacTier.“I don’t think he wants any abrupt change in the direction of unemployment… and I don’t think he wants to put any impediment on the economy from moving up.”Meanwhile, minutes of the Fed’s last monetary meeting from April 30-May 1 released following Bernanke’s speech showed that some officials had considered slowing down the asset purchases as early as June.But a number of other members voiced concerns that the program might need to be expanded if inflation continued to weaken.Investors had been worried that the Fed would begin pulling back its monetary stimulus since recent data showed that outlooks for housing and jobs in the U.S. were rosier than expected. Quantitative easing has boosted liquidity in financial markets over the past few years.The move has been replicated in some other countries, although not in Canada, and has resulted in stock indexes flying upwards despite a patchy recovery from recession in many parts of the world.Over the past few weeks, a number of the world’s main markets, such as the Dow Jones and Germany’s DAX have recorded a string of all-time highs, while others such as Japan’s Nikkei and Britain’s FTSE 100 have hit multi-year highs.Nakamoto called Bernanke a “student of history” who knows not to pull stimulus out too soon or run the risk of slowing the economic recovery altogether, like Japan in the 1990s.In the meantime, he predicted the markets will continue to enjoy the long runs it’s seen, particularly in the past few weeks.“The path of least resistance is up,” said Nakamoto. “It’s got to hit something where the market is not expecting before we got a shock to the market and tumble back. Having said that, it might pause for a while.”Meanwhile, the U.S. National Association of Realtors said sales of previously occupied homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.97 million in April, up from 4.94 million in March and the highest level in 3 1/2 years. Home sales have risen 9.7% in the past 12 months.Statistics Canada reported that retail sales were flat in March, holding at $39.5 billion. After removing the effects of price changes, particularly lower gasoline prices, retail sales in volume terms rose 0.7%.The largest increase in sales was a 3.1% rise at clothing and clothing accessories stores, while sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers rose 0.7% for a third consecutive monthly gain.On the commodities front, June bullion fell $10.20 to US$1,367.40 an ounce as the gold sector on the Toronto Stock Exchange climbed more than two%. Shares in Aurizon Mines (TSX:ARZ) were up 4.17%, or 18 cents, to C$4.50, while shares in Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG) surged 3.56%, or 18 cents, to $5.23.The July crude contract lost $1.90 to US$94.28 a barrel as the energy sector was fell 0.13%. Oil giant Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) saw its shares dip by one%, or 33 cents, to C$32.50.July copper climbed four cents to US$3.38 a pound, while the metals and mining sector was up by 1.99%. Rio Alto Mining shares were up 2.33%, or seven cents, to C$3.08, while HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) saw its shares jump 2.64%, or 21 cents, to $8.21.Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) shares ended the day up 0.64%, or six cents, at $9.41 even as the national retailer reported a $31.2-million loss as well as lower revenue in its latest quarter.The loss amounted to 31 cents per share and contrasted with a year-earlier profit of $93.1 million or 91 cents per share, when its bottom line was boosted by an unusual gain. Excluding unusual items, however, Sears would have had a loss of $44.9 million in last year’s first quarter.Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPO), the world’s largest personal computer maker, reported after markets closed that it earned US$1.1 billion, or 55 cents per share, in its fiscal second quarter. That was down 32% from US$1.6 billion, or 80 cents per share, last year as year-over-year revenue fell for the seventh consecutive quarter. But in initial aftermarket trading, the stock was up almost 14%, or $2.95, at US$$24.18What investors were watching today:Home building to plunge 30% by 2015, costing 150,000 jobs, mortgage industry warnsCanadians’ spending spree is ‘playing havoc’ with their savingsBernanke says recovery must show more traction before Fed takes its foot off gasLoonie tanks after stalled retail sales signal rate hike unlikelyON DECK THURSDAY ECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 345,000 claims, down from last week 8:58 a.m.Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI (May): Economists expect a reading of 51.4, down from last month 9 a.m.FHFA House price index (March): Economists expect a 0.8% rise 10 a.m.New Home Sales (April): Economists expect a 1.9% rise CORPORATE NEWSCANADAToronto Dominion Bank Q2 earnings: Analysts expect $1.90 a share UNITED STATESDollar Tree Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 57¢ a share Hormel Foods Corp Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 49¢ a share Ralph Lauren Corp Q4 earnings: Analysts expect $1.30 a share Salesforce.com Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 10¢ a share read more

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Beyond the work of governments, other stakeholders such as businesses, cities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have a crucial role to play in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change, ‘Climate Champions’ Laurence Tubiana and Hakima El Haité said today in Marrakech, where the United Nations conference known as ‘COP 22’ is under way.Ms. Tubiana, French Ambassador on climate change, and Ms. El Haité, Moroccan Minister in charge of Environment, were appointed Climate Champions by the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris last year (COP 21), where nations adopted the landmark Agreement, which calls on countries to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future, and to adapt to the increasing impacts of the phenomenon.The two high-level Champions were tasked with heeding the call made at COP 21 and taking forward the idea that mobilizing stronger and more ambitious climate action by all Parties and non-Party stakeholders is urgently required if the Paris goals are to be achieved.Just last week, on 4 November when the Paris Agreement entered into force, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened at UN Headquarters in New York a special meeting with civil society representatives, thanking them for their courage, persistence and leadership in realizing the Paris Agreement and calling on them to “keep up the fight,” to press for action and to hold governments accountable.Ms. Tubiana and Ms. El Haité have meanwhile set out a detailed agenda to boost cooperative action between governments, cities, business, investors and citizens to cut emissions rapidly and help vulnerable nations adapt to climate impacts and build their own clean energy, sustainable futures. They have also launched a consultative process in order to seek the views of governments and non-State stakeholders on this vision. During COP 22, several thematic days have been planned, including on forests, water, cities, energy, transport and agriculture. “In Paris, it was about momentum, enthusiasm and political commitment. Now the question is how we will implement and how we will conduct a race against time,” said Ms. Tubiana during a press conference in Marrakech on about the launch of the Champion’s ‘Global Climate Action Agenda’ to mobilize non-State actors.The [Agenda] “is really the response to this race against time that everyone, governments first, but also cities, businesses, civil society, indigenous people, youth, women movements” is part of, she added.“We can’t be complacent,” underscored Ms. Tubiana. “We have everything to do, we are lagging behind.” She added that the [Action Agenda] “is a way to accelerate the movement, to accelerate action, develop cooperation, to do it faster, better, cheaper and to get everyone on the same page […] It is about concrete action on the ground, how to transform the transport, how to have better cities, how really to stop deforestation,” she added. Ms. El Haité stressed that 80 per cent of the decisions on climate action are implemented by non-State actors. “I think it is very important for all of us to recognize that the non-State actors are already moving and there are many [actions], initiatives and coalitions and they are very active,” she said.“This is the first time we are building a real partnership between the non-State actors and the actors,” she added. “We think it is very important to have these partnerships. We have built for many years walls between the negotiators and the parties and the real world and the non-State actors. Today we need to build bridges between them.”Asked by the UN News Centre about the link between climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Ms. Tubiana noted that there is a “single development agenda” and that climate is “a part of that development agenda.”“No doubt the negotiations on implementation are more advanced in the climate area than in other areas, but it is all the same thing […] There is one agenda that governments must implement and this new development model should really be supported by the citizens, the businesses, the financial sector in each country, and internationally,” she added. Delegates holding ‘Little Sun’ lamps during the opening ceremony in Marrakech, Morocco, of the UN climate conference known as COP 22. Photo: UNFCCC read more

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In the Round 3 of the DHB Cup, favourites celebrated easy victories and progress to the next stage, expect Fuchse Berlin who lost in Lubbecke 32:28:SG BBM Bietigheim        – HC Empor Rostock         31 : 26 (15:14)Bergischer HC            – HSV Hamburg              28 : 32 (14:14)TuS N-Lübbecke           – Füchse Berlin            32 : 28 (18:12)ASV Hamm-Westfalen       – HC Erlangen              21 : 28 (10:11)TuS Ferndorf             – SG Flensburg-Handewitt   31 : 42 (15:25)TBV Lemgo                – TSV Hannover-Burgdorf    31 : 33 (13:17)VfL Gummersbach          – Rhein-Neckar Löwen       25 : 32 (10:16)TV Emsdetten             – TV Neuhausen/Erms        33 : 20 (20:9)VfL Bad Schwartau        – HSG Wetzlar              33 : 30 (14:12)ThSV Eisenach            – TV Großwallstadt         27 : 20 (14:13)GWD Minden               – TuSEM Essen              27 : 23 (12:10)HSG Nordhorn-Lingen      – Eintracht Hildesheim     31 : 30 (14:17)DHfK Leipzig             – THW Kiel                 27 : 43 (15:23)TV Hüttenberg            – HBW Balingen-Weilstetten 30 : 32 (14:15)TSV Weinsberg            – MT Melsungen             24 : 44 (16:24)Frisch Auf Göppingen     – SC Magdeburg      35:37 n.V. (33:33,16:19) DHB CupFuchse Berlin ← Previous Story ehfTV.com to stream live five EHF EURO 2014 qualifiers Next Story → French Cup: HBC Nantes knocks out Paris HC, Dunkerque does the same to Montpellier read more

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Airline employee caught smuggling 9 pounds of cocaine at airport

first_img(WSVN) – An airline employee was caught trying to smuggle about $160,000 worth of cocaine through John F. Kennedy International Airport.Hugh Hall, a Fly Jamaica Airways employee and Jamaican citizen, went through security inspection at New York City’s JFK Airport on March 17, Fox News reports. That’s when U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they discovered four packages containing white powder taped to his legs.The powder later tested positive for cocaine.Officials said the packages weighed nearly nine pounds in total and that the cocaine had a street value of about $160,000.Hall faces federal narcotics smuggling charges.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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2yearold nearly drowns in Pompano Beach pool

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A toddler nearly drowned at a Pompano Beach home Wednesday morning.At around 7:30 a.m., the 2-year-old girl was found face-down in a pool in the home’s backyard, located along Canal Drive, near A1A.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said the girl was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.She was then transported in critical condition to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital for advanced treatment.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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POLICE LOG for June 19 Fire Dept Delayed By Train When Responding

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, June 19, 2019:Police received report of a possible intoxicated male party walking the road at Middlesex Avenue and High Street. Police responded. Male party was returned to his home. (12:58am)Police assisted a Stonehedge Drive resident who had a turtle in their pool. Turtle was successfully relocated. (8:31am)State Police reported debris through a vehicle’s windshield on 93 North, prior to Exit 39. Driver suffered a small laceration to his hand. (9:12am)A vehicle struck a large turtle at Salem Street and Middlesex Avenue. Turtle appeared to still be alive. Animal Control Officer responded. (1:22pm)Animal Control Officer spoke with Reno Avenue homeowners regarding a groundhog under their shed. (2:31pm)Fire Department noted it was delayed by a train at North Wilmington station while responding to a 3-vehicle crash at Woburn Street and Salem Street. All parties refused medical attention. (3:50pm)A Suncrest Avenue caller reported a large duck flew into her house. (8:08pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for June 17: Issues At Teen Group Home; Wedding Album Found In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for May 17: Food Poisoning Causes Poor Driving; Suspicious Man Selling Gift Cards In Market Basket Parking LotIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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first_imgDownload AudioThe Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and a dozen regional Native non-profits are asking Governor Bill Walker to change his position in a case involving the adoption of Alaska Native children. They say the state’s position in the case Tununuk v. the state of Alaska erects barriers between tribal children and tribal homes.The state has said it’s only arguing for compliance with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.Under the terms of the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA, Alaska Native children must be placed for adoption with their relatives or tribal members unless it’s clearly in the child’s interests to do otherwise.An Alaska Supreme Court ruling last December allowed the non-Native Smith family to adopt “Baby Dawn” even though her Native grandmother wanted to adopt her.The state successfully argued the grandmother failed to file a required petition to adopt.Lloyd Miller is a partner in the law firm Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller and Munson, which is representing the village of Tununuk. He says the state is misinterpreting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling.Miller said that ruling requires formal action, a standard he says the grandmother met when she told the state’s Office of Children Services and testified in court that she wanted to adopt her grandchild.The village of Tununuk requested a rehearing in the cast. Briefs to the Alaska Supreme Court on that request are due Monday.last_img read more

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Maris Stella College celebrates foundation day

first_imgVijayawada: The 57th foundation day of Maris Stella College was celebrated in the college auditorium on a grand note on Tuesday. College principal Dr Jasintha Quadras briefed the students about the history of the college which was established in 1962. The special guest, Marjorie Ebenezer, former HoD English recalled her experience during her tenure of 31 years in the college. Special invitee Rama Rayudu, alumna of the college and entrepreneur (Rithivik Enterprises) also spoke. Correspondent Dr Sleeve, vice-principal Dr Innacia, Sr Lavanya, lecturers and students were present. Students performed a dance ballet on the occasion.last_img

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Sports Monday Texans Lose To Colts Dynamo Advance To Conference Finals

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /10:38 The Texans lost their first game without quarterback Deshaun Watson 20-14 to the Indianapolis Colts. The Dynamo advanced to the conference finals with a big road playoff win over the Portland Timbers. James Harden scored 56 points for the Rockets Sunday in a victory over the Jazz. And several Astros took a championship victory lap on SNL.We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine. X Listen Share last_img

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Aggressive tone can reflect your size strength to others

first_imgThe aggression in your tone can help the listener determine how strong or weak, tall or short you are than them, with a high degree of accuracy, a study has found.While many animals – including sea lions, red deer, and dogs – have the ability to judge their competitor through hearing their vocalisations, researchers found that humans can also use nonverbal vocal cues, including aggressive roars, to judge one another’s size and physical formidability. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”When other animals produce vocalisations, they’re doing so for a reason – they’re communicating information about themselves, be it physical condition or internal state,” said Jordan Raine from Britain’s University of Sussex. “The information is often ‘honest’ but as our study shows, vocalisations can also serve to exaggerate traits such as physical formidability,” Raine added. For the study, the team measured the upper-body strength and height of men and women and recorded them producing aggressive roars and aggressive speech sentences. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe findings, reported in the journal iScience, showed that men could correctly determine whether a stranger was physically stronger than themselves 88 per cent of the time when listening to a clip of someone roaring.On the other hand, women tended to overestimate the strength of a man in a recording, compared to audio clips of female speakers with a similar level of strength.”Previous investigations have found that humans can estimate height and strength from the voice, but that they don’t do it very well,” Raine said. “However, no one has ever investigated to what extent people can judge whether someone is stronger or weaker than themselves – a judgment that may be more relevant to the survival of our ancestors than judging someone’s absolute strength or body size,” Raine noted.last_img read more

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And finally could the win against the Rams prove

first_imgAnd, finally, could the win against the Rams prove to be aturning point of sorts? Well, listen to the point thatCoach W made during our postgame radio interview aboutwinning close games: “You have to learn that lessonsomehow. I go back to our first year in ’07, when we had abunch of games that were close games. At the end of theyear, we won a game against Atlanta where we made a playat the end of the game to win it and we were pretty goodfrom that point on. Hopefully, that’s the way we’re goingright now.” Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Although the running game may have been lacking againstthe Rams, there was no lack of yelling about therunning game. By my count, a half-dozen Cards coaches &players took turns airing/chewing out the offense duringthe first half, including captain Lyle Sendlein and BeanieWells himself. After the game, Coach W said about hishalftime message: “Wasn’t pretty. I said we were gettingbeat up front. It was a shame, it was embarrassing, andwe had to change it.” Can you make a play and still blow the assignment? Sure.O’Brien Schofield told us on the Big Red Rage radio showthat he did exactly that in Baltimore. On his sack andstrip of Joe Flacco, he said he actually made a mistake:“I was supposed to stunt the B-gap.” Therein lies thechallenge for Cards coaches – can you count on young guysto make plays, when they may not know the plays?! Holy Cannoli Stat: So far this season, the teamwinning the coin toss in overtime is 1-5.#SoYou’reTellingMeThere’sAChance?Yeah!Is it worth pointing out that the original “P-Twice” happens to be “Paulie Pigskin?” Uh, didn’t thinkso. Like Peterson repeated during our live on-field interview:“give me five yards and I’ll meet you in the end zone.”My next question: “When did you know that you had a realshot?” Answer: “Once I got past the first surge, that’sall I needed. I knew that nobody else was going to catchme…” Quoting Andre Roberts from our postgame interview when Iasked him about Patrick Peterson: “They’re calling himspecial, but he’s something else. I don’t know what itis, but it’s something more than special.” As for the locker room scene, let’s just say it wasentirely different from the past month and a half. Infact, Ken Whisenhunt cited the postgame vibe when I askedhim what the OT win does for confidence: “There’s noquestion that we got some confidence, if you could see thelocker room after the game – you could feel it. Successalways helps that. I think our team now has more beliefnow that we can make a play at the end of a game to winit, where we saw 4 or 5 games this year where we didn’t dothat.” Arguably, the most telling single play of the game was theblocked field goal. Why? As Coach W said during ourpostgame radio interview: “If you want to judge afootball team, you put on the (film of) PAT/FG block andyou see the effort by those guys…” (By the way, Calaistold me after the game that blocking a FG is notlike blocking a shot in basketball. Sometimes you justhave to throw your arm up and pray. As Calais said –“That one, I got lucky…” ) D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation As I flip thru my Paulie Pigskin Official SidelineReporter Notebook, here’s a Sawed Off Shotgun ofScribblings… When you hear Adrian Wilson shout on the sideline: “…Hegot his five, he got his five…” AW is reacting to aPatrick Peterson punt return. As for “P-Twice,” when he says “gimme five,” like he didin a special teams meeting before the Baltimore game, he’snot talking about a handshake. The rookie is talkingabout giving him some room. As in, five yards ofspace on a punt return. Ding. last_img read more

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According to ESPNs Chris Mortensen the National

first_imgAccording to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the National Football League has reached an agreement in principle with the NFL Referees Association.Mortensen writes that the regular officials could be on the field for Week 4 games this weekend:Although league sources said it would take a week to get the locked-out officials on the field, the NFLRA says its 121 referees have been trained on the new rules implemented last season, have already passed physicals or are prepared to pass physicals immediately. New official game uniforms designed by Nike are “hardly an obstacle,” according to a source.Replacement officials have been used by the league in the preseason and the first three weeks of the regular season, and the results have been controversial at best. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_img by Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 7, 2018 10:05 am PDT Last Updated Mar 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Actress Taylor Hickson sues producers over facial injury A Canadian actress whose face was badly cut while shooting a horror film in Winnipeg is suing its producers over an injury she says has derailed her burgeoning career and jeopardized future earnings.Taylor Hickson, whose credits include “Deadpool” and the Space TV series “Aftermath,” alleges in a lawsuit filed March 1 with the Court of Queen’s Bench that the Winnipeg-based Incident Productions Inc. was negligent in taking reasonable steps to ensure her safety.The suit claims she suffered a facial injury when she crashed through a glass door while filming the indie project “Ghostland,” also known as “Incident in a Ghost Land,” and details a brutal cut to the left side of her face that required about 70 stitches in hospital.“Prior to the injury she was an up-and-coming actor with a bright future in the movie industry,” says the statement of claim.“Due to the injury, post incident, the plaintiff has struggled to find work as an actor and states that … she has and will continue to suffer future financial losses in an amount to be proven at or before trial.”The allegations have not been proven in court.The 20-year-old, who lives in Kelowna, B.C., is seeking damages for lost income and future loss of income, as well as damages for mental distress and legal costs.The suit says she was performing “an emotionally charged scene” in December 2016 when the director asked her to place her face next to a pane of glass in a door while pounding on the glass with her fists.At one point, she asked one of the producers and the director if it was safe to do so.“That producer and the director both replied in the affirmative,” the court documents say.But while filming another take, the suit says the glass shattered, causing Hickson’s head and upper body to fall through the door and shards of glass.One of the Canadian producers reached Wednesday said there would be no comment on the case. Requests for comment from other producers were not immediately returned.Hickson’s lawyer Jason Harvey said Wednesday that Incident Productions Inc. has yet to respond to the allegations.Harvey said the accident has been hard on Hickson.“This has been very mentally and emotionally difficult for her and aside from the physical injury, the issue is the mental and emotional toll it’s taken on her,” said Harvey.The suit notes Hickson has since undergone laser and silicone treatments, but has been left with “permanent scarring on the left side of her face.”A grievance against the production company was filed shortly after the incident, said a spokesman for the Manitoba chapter of the performers’ union ACTRA.The union’s claims are similar to the ones in the civil suit, said Rob Macklin, including that Hickson should have had the option of using a stunt performer in her place.He called the accident “very tragic.”“Even right after the accident she was a very cheerful young woman but I certainly know she’s very much worried about her future in the acting business,” said Macklin.“An accident like this is a very scary to a young up-and-coming actress, there’s just no question about it.”Meanwhile, Macklin said a provincial workplace safety and health is investigation is also ongoing. He said that launched soon after the incident but can take up to two years to complete.Until then, he said ACTRA’s complaint has been put on hold: “We are all waiting for that report.”Macklin added that the accident does not suggest any broader safety issues with Canadian film sets, or indie projects.“Overall, I would say sets in Canada are actually quite safe,” he said. “But you know, things can happen. And it’s extremely important that everyone — producers and unions — make sure that safety is in everybody’s mind and is the most important thing.“There are safety guidelines within all the collective agreements that need to be followed and I’m quite confident that if producers did follow these, there wouldn’t be incidents, or maybe even less than the few that do happen.”last_img read more

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Turkey issues new Navtex

first_imgTurkey issued a new Navtex on Friday night, reserving areas south of Cyprus for a ‘gunnery exercise’ on April 3. The navigational warning posted on Turkish naval forces website outlines the area is reserved for three hours on Tuesday for an area south of the island, spanning most of what is comprised as Blocks 6 and 7 of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ).The move came only hours after it was agreed that President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader would have an informal meeting on April 16.You May LikeDefinithingThese Strangers In Massachusetts Came Together To Save A Great White SharkDefinithingUndorem12 Home Remedies for Getting Rid of a Stuffy NoseremUndoBuzznFunThe top 20 most expensive cities nowBuzznFunUndo Protest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoMorphou bishop now claims gay men have a ‘nasty smell’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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