PM to apologize Nov 24 for residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – It was described as a “double dagger to the heart” when former residential school students from Newfoundland and Labrador were shut out of a national apology in 2008.They’re to be included at last when the prime minister visits Labrador on Nov. 24, his office confirmed Friday.Justin Trudeau will be in Goose Bay to offer an apology that will be crafted with input from those abused in the now defunct schools.“The vast majority of our clients are just happy that finally they’re going to be recognized as having gone through the same trauma,” said Steven Cooper, a lawyer for several plaintiffs who sued for compensation.It was a devastating step backward when aboriginal students from four residential schools in Labrador and one in northern Newfoundland were excluded from then-prime minister Stephen Harper’s apology in 2008, Cooper said.“This is going a little ways to healing that wound.”Cooper said the event is still in the planning stages but is expected to include at least 300 people.About 1,000 class-action members accepted a $50-million package last year from the Trudeau government to settle claims of sexual and physical abuse along with language and cultural losses.Harper left out Newfoundland and Labrador’s former residential schools from his apology and a related compensation package. His Conservative government argued they weren’t “akin” to institutions established under the federal Indian Act and therefore didn’t qualify.Cooper called the exclusion “a double dagger to the heart” that left many of his clients feeling abandoned and disbelieved.He was among lawyers who argued over a nine-year legal battle that Ottawa owed the same duty of care to those students once the province joined Confederation in 1949. More than 100 class members died waiting for a resolution and to hear someone say they’re sorry.Danny Pottle, who lived in a Labrador school dormitory in North West River, said last year an apology was more important than any cash settlement.“I think those experiences have to be validated by Prime Minister Trudeau on behalf of everybody in Canada,” he said in an interview. “To me, that’s the most important thing, and that’s what other people have told me all along.“That apology is first and foremost.”The $50-million settlement was approved by a judge in September 2016. Aboriginal students who attended the schools after the province joined Confederation in 1949 were eligible to apply for compensation so long as they were alive as of Nov. 23, 2006 — one year before litigation began. The estates of those who died since the 2006 cutoff could also apply.Students who lived in school residences for less than five years were eligible for $15,000 in general compensation, while those who lived there five years or more could receive $20,000. Approval was based on a streamlined, trust-based application process overseen by a judge.One in 10 applications are to be randomly audited.Cooper said Friday that about 965 people applied for general compensation and that cheques went out in June.Compensation for sexual or significant physical abuse, based on sworn testimony, could be up to $200,000. Those matters are expected to wrap up this month, Cooper said.The schools were located in North West River, Cartwright, Nain and Makkovik — all in Labrador — and in St. Anthony, in northern Newfoundland. The International Grenfell Association ran three of the schools, while the Germany-based Moravian missionaries ran the other two.Lawyers from three firms who worked on nine applications over most of a decade were to receive about one-third of the $50-million settlement. Several students who attended a related briefing last year in St. John’s said it was fair payment.“It’s the most important case I’ll ever work on, and I’m 54 and 30 years in as a lawyer,” Cooper said.“It’s so important for survivors in these situations, I’ve learned over the years, to be heard and believed.”Follow @suebailey on Twitter.last_img read more

Province to increase number of MRI scans completed in Northern BC

first_imgThe Province says it will reach this target by running existing machines longer, establishing a central intake at the regional level to reduce duplicate referrals and appointments, adding already planned MRI machines and by adding additional capacity to the public system.In 2017-2018, Northern Health did 7,632 MRI scans, and under the new plan, the Province says Northern Health will complete 13,000 from 2018-2019.The new MRI at the Fort St. John Hospital became operational in late September of 2017. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province says it will increase the number of MRI scans completed in Northern B.C. from 7,600 to over 13,000 by 2019.Minister of Health Adrian Dix has announced that the Province will do 37,000 more MRI exams by the end of March 2019 compared to the previous year.  To meet this number, the Province has made $11 million available to the public health-care system to add resources and capacity.“Wait times are simply too long in B.C., in part due to volumes that are 35% to 40% less than other provinces,” said Dix. “Increasing MRI exams by 37,000 exams in B.C. this year, with further increases planned for 2019-20, will reduce the uncertainty and pain caused by long waits. We plan to maximize resources and employ best practices in the public system to reduce wait times and improve care.”last_img read more

Walmart Stirs Controversy Over Halloween Costume of ‘Israeli Soldiers for Kids’

New York – Walmart, U.S. largest supermarket chain, stirred controversy this Halloween celebration, for offering a costume of an “Israeli soldier for kids”.The “Israeli soldier” costume depicting an olive green uniform with red headpiece worn by Israeli Defense forces was being sold at Walmart store’s website for $28.81, according to several media sources.Social media users around the world lashed out at the U.S. supermarket denouncing the costume as “extremely offensive.” The costume is “extremely offensive and highly insensitive, not only to the millions of Palestinian-Americans that shop in your stores, but to anyone who has an ounce of humanity in their bodies,” a Facebook user said.“Way to go teaching kids to dress up like murderers! Disgusting!” a Twitter user posted.Another user tweeted: “Hey Walmart, do you realize you’re supporting the killing and occupation of innocent children with this costume?”Following the harsh critics and boycott threats, Walmart removed the “Israeli soldier” outfit from its stores and website on Wednesday, Haaretz reported. read more

Ex IRA official disappointed Lanka chose war

“Dialogue, using new language and making new compromises to create trust are the seeds of a new future for us all. Sometimes in politics, compromise is a negative word,” McGuinness said when speaking on the Northern Ireland peace process. (Colombo Gazette) “I had been involved in efforts to make progress in the conflict in Sri Lanka. And I want to take this opportunity to express my disappointment that the Sri Lankan Government and Tamil Tigers, both of whom I have met, were unable to build a genuine peace process, a fact which resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Tamils and the continuing displacement of tens of thousands more in government-run holding camps,” he said. The conference in Dublin was Ireland’s first ever hosting of the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe conference held to discuss how Northern Ireland can be a model for other peace processes around the world. Former Irish Republican Army (IRA) chief of staff turned Northern Ireland deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness, has expressed disappointment Sri Lanka chose war over peace to resolve the conflict.Speaking at Dublin on Friday at a major pan-European peace and security conference, the former chief negotiator for the IRA said that the failure by the government and the LTTE to opt for peace led to the death of thousands of civilians. read more

Russia launches major new telescope into space

MOSCOW — Russia’s space agency says a Russian Proton-M rocket has successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit after days of launch delays.Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a parking orbit before a final burn Saturday that kicked the spacecraft out of Earth’s orbit and on to its final destination: the L2 Lagrange point.Lagrange points are unique positions in the solar system where objects can maintain their position relative to the sun and the planets that orbit it.Located 1.5 million kilometres (0.93 million miles) from Earth, L2 is particularly ideal for telescopes such as Spektr-RG. If all goes well, it will arrive at its designated position in three months.If Spektr-RG reaches L2 successfully, it will be the first Russian spacecraft to operate beyond Earth’s orbit since the Soviet era.The Associated Press read more

The Knicks Rookie Center Is A Statistical Enigma

7Tim Duncan21Spurs1997-985.5 4Mitchell Robinson20Knicks2018-196.3 Among players who qualified for the minutes-per-game leaderboard.Source: Basketball-Reference.com Mitchell Robinson is in elite company by one metricThe best rookie seasons in the NBA by Box Plus/Minus 3David Robinson24Spurs1989-906.5 6Arvydas Sabonis31Trail Blazers1995-965.6 1Michael Jordan21Bulls1984-858.2 5Chris Paul20Hornets2005-066.1 9Rich Kelley22Jazz1975-765.4 8Magic Johnson20Lakers1979-805.5 Mitchell Robinson is a unicorn. His forte is shot-blocking in an era when offenses are designed to attempt field goals 25 feet from the rim. On offense, the almost-21-year-old rookie shoots mostly at the iron — and “shooting” is probably not the right word to describe what he does with the ball on offense, since nearly half of his field-goal attempts are dunks. Robinson stands 7-foot-1 with a 7-foot-4-inch wingspan, so it’s hardly a surprise that he is virtually unstoppable around the rim, explaining his 68.2 field-goal percentage that would lead the league if he had enough attempts.Robinson’s skills run counter to today’s game. And the various performance-rating systems disagree radically on how to assess his value. Maybe he’s one of the best rookie players in NBA history, as is indicated by win shares per 48 minutes (WS/48) and Box Plus/Minus (BPM). Or perhaps he’s just a bottom-rung NBA center, as ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus (RPM) system says. On the one hand, Robinson is a player who can go a long way in helping pull the Knicks up from the pit in which they’re currently mired as the NBA’s worst team. But on the other hand, he is a mere statistical mirage to Knicks fans so thirsty for hope.There’s not even broad agreement on Robinson’s defensive prowess, despite his historic rate of blocking shots. While rejections are not required to be a great defender, it’s the most obvious manifestation of stopping an opponent from scoring. And in this area, Robinson is unquestionably a generational talent. Forget about being tied for 12th since the 1983-84 season1Which is as far back as the data goes. with his (current) streak of two or more blocks in 22 straight games. Sure, only three other rookies have topped that. But even more impressive is that he’s blocking an all-time best 10.9 percent of 2-pointers, a stratosphere that no NBA player has approached since the heyday of 7-foot-7 Manute Bol three decades ago.And Robinson is blocking 3-pointers, too — though that might remind Knicks fans of the team’s best chance for its only championship since the Nixon era, which was snuffed out by an athletic center who ventured out beyond the arc.ESPN’s RPM doesn’t even rate Robinson’s defensive performance highly. He’s just the 46th best defensive center this season — likely because, according to RPM, his shot blocking doesn’t do much to help his teammates stop opponents from scoring.2RPM also adjusts for opponent quality, so if Robinson is playing against the guys at the end of the bench in garbage time, his play won’t grade as highly.In BPM, however, Robinson’s on-court performance is placed in the context of an average player on an average team, according to Basketball-Reference.com. This metric says Robinson is the best defender in basketball, at 5.7 points better than average per 100 possessions.If BPM is accurately assessing Robinson, he’s on pace to become one of the better second-round draft picks of all-time — and certainly the best, value-wise, in recent Knicks history. Robinson is having the fourth-best rookie season ever by this metric,3Among players who qualified for the minutes-per-game leaderboard. at 6.3 points over average on an average team. But the rookies ahead of him — 1984-85 Michael Jordan (8.2), 1975-76 Alvan Adams (6.7) and 1989-90 David Robinson (6.5) — were all Top 4 picks. Mitchell Robinson was picked 36th overall. 10Larry Bird23Celtics1979-805.3 2Alvan Adams21Suns1975-766.7 PlayerAgeTeamSeasonBox +/- Robinson has barely played compared with those all-time rookies, averaging just 19 minutes per game. And even with that limited amount of playing time, the rookie appears to have hit a wall of late, scoring 2 points or less in four of his past six games (but 30 combined points in the two others).WS/48 is equally effusive in its praise of Robinson for the full season. This system explicitly adjusts all players as if they’re hypothetically playing a full, regulation 48 minutes — one-fifth of the court time. So you take his rate and multiply it by five and get an expected winning percentage on a hypothetical team with five players exactly like him. That means a Knicks team of five Robinson’s (.211 WS/48) would never lose a game. Who needs Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving?Perhaps opposing players can settle the issue. After all, talent knows talent. The Knicks are such a perpetual laughingstock that Robinson can escape notice. But Joel Embiid, hardly quick to praise opponents, opined after being repeatedly stuffed by Robinson that Robinson’s “long-ass arms” and athleticism give him a chance to be a top center.In typical Knicks fashion, the lottery picks New York has earned for losing so often have all become nonfactors. Kristaps Porzingis was shipped to Dallas to open up cap space that the Knicks hope to use to attract top free agents like Durant and Irving (rinse, repeat). And what all the player evaluation systems agree on is that Frank Ntilikina (drafted eighth overall in 2017) and Kevin Knox (ninth, 2018) are terrible players. Knox (minus-.028 through Sunday, according to WS/48, is essentially tied in having the eighth-worst rookie season in the 3-point era, a year after Ntilikina waged what is now the 11th-worst (minus-.026) rookie campaign. The only thing that could salvage these apparent early mistakes is recouping major surplus value with the Robinson pick. But that’s largely dependent on which of the major player performance models proves most prophetic.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

No winner in 94th German derby in Kiel

The 94th derby of German North between THW Kiel and SG Flensburg Handewitt ended without winners – 20:20. Like in Kielce, two great teams were in the strong battle full of excitement until the end. The “Zebras” had Niklas Landin in good form with 18 saves and Marko Vujin who netted five goals. On the other side, Svan Hansen and Mahe scored four each… THW Kiel: Landin (1.-60., 18 saves), Wolff (); Firnhaber (n.e.), R. Toft Hansen, Weinhold (2), Dissinger (3), Wiencek, Ekberg (3/2), Zeitz (1), Frend Öfors (n.e.), Rahmel (n.e.), Dahmke (3), Zarabec, Vujin (5/1), Bilyk, Nilsson (3); Trainer: GislasonSG Flensburg-Handewitt: Andersson (1.-60., 10 saves), Lind (n.e.); Karlsson, Glandorf (3), Mogensen (2), Svan (4), Wanne (3), Jeppsson (1), Steinhauser, Heinl, Zachariassen, H. Toft Hansen (1), Lauge (1), Mahé (4/3), Röd (1); Trainer: MachullaSTANDINGS: 8.Aalborg5104131:1432 6.Celje5113152:1633 1.Telekom Veszprem5410154:1409 3.Flensburg-H.5221135:1296 7.Kiel5113114:1293 ← Previous Story EHF CL GROUP C: Four teams with 6 points! Next Story → NO MORE 100%: Fuchse Berlin stopped in Hannover! 5.Vive Kielce5122141:1374 4.Meshkov Brest5212138:1395 2.Paris SG5401151:1368 read more

US Governor tells black congressman a thank you would suffice for the

first_img Image: Matt Slocum Share25 Tweet Email1 Tuesday 17 Jan 2017, 8:05 PM Image: Matt Slocum Short URL 79 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3191698 Jan 17th 2017, 8:05 PM By Associated Press US Governor tells black congressman ‘a thank you would suffice’ for the abolition of slavery Maine Governor Paul LePage said John Lewis needs a history lesson. 22,757 Views DEMOCRATIC US CONGRESSMAN John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn’t see Donald Trump as a “legitimate president,” should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Governor of Maine Paul LePage said today.LePage, who’s white, said on WVOM-FM that the black Democratic Georgia congressman needs a history lesson.“We’re sick of the silver-tongued people. How about John Lewis last week? Criticising the president?” LePage said.You know, I will just say this: John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant that fought against Jim Crow laws. A simple thank you would suffice.Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and pushed for the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery. But historians say LePage is wrong about Jim Crow laws.Jim Crow laws didn’t exist during the Grant administration and an electoral deal that put Hayes in office led to the end of Reconstruction and the removal of federal troops, setting the stage for the creation of Jim Crow laws that followed, said Colby professor Dan Shea.“Paul LePage is going to give John Lewis a tutorial on the history of black oppression in the United States? That’s rich,” Shea said. Source: PALewis, a leader of the Civil Rights Movement who suffered a fractured skull while leading the march in Selma, Alabama, said last week that he would not attend Trump’s inauguration.“You know, I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It will be hard. It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis said in an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press that aired on Sunday.Read: Donald Trump in Twitter attack on Congressman who marched alongside Martin Luther King Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Three men charged after cocaine and cannabis herb worth around €250k seized

first_img Thursday 21 Feb 2019, 9:20 PM Share2 Tweet Email1 Image: Sam Boal Short URL Updated Feb 21st 2019, 9:20 PM THREE MEN HAVE been arrested after cocaine and cannabis herb with a street value of around €250,000 was seized by gardaí. As a result of an intelligence-led operation targeting an organised criminal group operating in the Dublin and Wicklow areas, a planned operation has been carried out by the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau and local gardaí. A number of searches were carried out in the Enniskerry, Tallaght and Ballymun areas yesterday. Cocaine and cannabis herb with a street value of around €250,000 (pending analysis) and around €20,000 in cash was seized. Two of the men – aged 41 and 37 – were scheduled to appear before Bray District Court this evening charged in connection with the seizure.A 28-year-old man remains in custody at this time, and he is set to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice tomorrow morning also charged in relation with the seizure.They are currently detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1996 at Bray and Ballymun garda stations. With reporting from Seán MurrayComments are closed as individuals have been charged No Comments By Hayley Halpin 31,443 Views Image: Sam Boal https://jrnl.ie/4505254 Three men charged after cocaine and cannabis herb worth around €250k seized A number of searches were carried out in the Enniskerry, Tallaght and Ballymun areas yesterday. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 21st 2019, 11:01 AM last_img read more

Quiet achiever

first_imgHaving delivered a complicated project for electronic and systems group Thales Australia just nine days before its deadline and against all odds, Charalambos Tavlaridis has every right to feel very proud and ready for a new challenge. With two of the company’s simulators located in Toowoomba – a full-flight helicopter mission simulator and a helicopter crew procedural trainer (CPT) and an additional second CPT based in Darwin, it has certainly been a very challenging and rewarding journey with Thales Australia. Mr Tavlaridis has been with the company, which operates in 84 countries and employs more than 65,000 people, as their program manager for the last 18 years. With a simulator costing anywhere between $12-$30 million each and with a reliability/availability lifecycle of approximately seven years, it is vital that all technical staff are trained sufficiently in order to ensure the simulators are operating at peak level with 98 per cent operational uptime efficiency. This project has now concluded. “After 18 years with the company, I have now decided that my job here is done and I feel that, although the time is never going to be perfect, it is a good time to test the waters and look at other opportunities,” Mr Tavlaridis says.But how did it all start for the eldest son of a Greek-Pontian family that migrated to Australia and settled in Coober Pedy back in 1968? Looking back to his childhood and watching his father work very hard as an opal miner, Mr Tavlaridis enjoyed the relaxed lifestyle in an ethnic environment that allowed him to maintain his heritage. But as much as he enjoyed the freedom, he just couldn’t see any future in Coober Pedy. “I love this place, I really think that my ‘can do attitude’ goes back to those years I spent in Coober Pedy,” he admits.“That’s where I learnt how to drive a car, at the age of 11. That’s where I made my first kite using only water, newspaper and flour. That’s where I built up my appreciation and passion for aeroplanes.”Being ambitious and passionate about aeroplanes but a realist at the same time, Mr Tavlaridis moved to Melbourne and made the conscious decision to join the army.“I wanted to learn how to make aeroplanes but didn’t have the financial support to study independently, so I decided that joining the army and studying Aerospace Engineering at RMIT was the best way to make my dream come true,” he says.“I wanted to gain the ability to understand technical, complicated concepts and apply the knowledge”, he adds. It has now been 30 years of working on simulators and he is still amazed at what technology has to offer. “With a simulator, what you see, visually, is exactly the same as it would be out in real life,” Mr Tavlaridis says.“Pilots practice all the emergencies and know all the procedures while the motion platform gives them more realism which results in better performance.”Being a project manager in a very demanding and high performance industry can be quite difficult at times. “You are continually being tested, but the most challenging part in my career relates back to people and culture,” he says. “Initially, we used to recruit our staff based on their relevant experience, training and then attitude. As the years progressed, I have come to realise that, when you have a team in a remote location, you can’t afford to lose talent. I examined the high turnover and realised that we were hiring all ‘wrong’. As soon as we put attitude first and experience second, the morale of the team changed. The lesson I took away from that is that if you have the right attitude, your team will run smoothly. You can teach skills but you can’t teach character. If you have the right attitude, there is nothing you can’t do.”It takes only a few minutes to see that Charalambos Tavlaridis is passionate about two things; his career and his Greek heritage. Back in 2007 and whilst the Pontian Brotherhood of South Australia was facing financial difficulties, Mr Tavlaridis was invited by the members of the Community to join them; he immediately was elected president and his strategic planning, organisational skills and collective efforts resulted in the SA parliament recognising the Pontian Genocide as the Brotherhood celebrates its 50th year anniversary. “We took advantage of the opportunity given to us at the time and worked very hard for the 50th anniversary to be commemorated in the SA Migration Museum with a plaque which finally recognised that Pontians were the genocidal victims of the Ottoman Empire,” he says.“South Australia was the first parliament in the world to recognise the genocide. I will be eternally grateful to Mr Michael Atkinson, Minister of Justice and Multicultural Affairs at the time, who unveiled the plaque and stood by our side,” Mr Tavlaridis adds. Although Mr Tavlaridis feels extremely proud and humbled by the whole experience, he hopes that “this gesture and accomplishment will inspire the next generation of Greeks to join in the efforts and keep the Greek culture alive in the years to come”. Now, if you think that this is all from the 49-year-old project manager, wait until you read about his next project. “I am training for the 2015 Greek Marathon,” he says. “I will be running the 42km marathon next November and I am looking forward to receiving my medal in Athens,” he concludes. Charalambos Tavlaridis is focused, determined and inspiring. He is most certainly one of those individuals who make you feel proud to be Greek. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Des quasars étudiés à la loupe autour de trous noirs

first_imgDes quasars étudiés à la loupe autour de trous noirsDes quasars, objets les plus lumineux de l’Univers situés autour de trous noirs, ont pu être observés avec une grande précision grâce à une nouvelle technique agissant comme une loupe grossissante.Une équipe de chercheurs internationale a eu recours à une nouvelle technique pour pouvoir observer dans l’Univers lointain des quasars, ces objets qui situés autours des trous noirs, sont considérés comme les objets les plus lumineux de l’Univers. Cette luminosité permet de détecter des quasars jusqu’à 13 milliards d’années lumière. Toutefois, à une telle distance, leur observation en détails est rendue difficile.Comme l’explique le site Sciences et Avenir, les chercheurs, dirigés par Jose Muñoz, de l’université espagnole de Valence, ont alors eu recours à l’effet de lentille gravitationnelle. Une technique qui permet de faire d’une galaxie située entre le quasar et l’observateur – ici le télescope Hubble – une loupe grossissante. Les scientifiques ont ainsi pu observer des changements de couleurs dans le disque en rotation de plusieurs quasars, leur source d’énergie. Ils ont également mesuré leurs diamètres, compris entre quatre et onze années lumière de large, soit 100 à 300 milliards de kilomètres environ. En reconstituant ces couleurs, les chercheurs ont pu étudier les variations de températures dans le disque d’accrétion entourant les trous noirs. Leurs conclusions devraient être publiées dans le prochain numéro de l’Astrophysical Journal.Le 11 novembre 2011 à 10:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Pêche durable Intermarché prié de mettre fin à une publicité

first_imgPêche durable : Intermarché prié de mettre fin à une publicitéSuite à une plainte déposée par l’association BLOOM, qui lutte contre la surpêche et pour la préservation des écosystèmes marins, l’Autorité de régulation professionnelle de la publicité (ARPP) vient d’ordonner au groupement Les Mousquetaires de mettre fin à l’une de ses publicités. Dans cette réclame, le groupe se présentait comme un fervent défenseur de la pêche durable.Le groupement Les Mousquetaires, qui détient notamment l’enseigne Intermarché et de nombreux magazines comme L’Express, Le Point, Marianne, Le Figaro Magazine ou encore Courrier International, a été épinglé par l’Autorité de régulation professionnelle de la publicité (ARPP). C’est en mai dernier que l’affaire a été initiée par BLOOM, une association luttant pour le protection des écosystèmes marins et en faveur d’une pêche durable. Celle-ci a saisi l’Autorité suite à la diffusion d’une publicité qu’elle estime mensongère. Une réclame dans laquelle le groupe de grande distribution s’érigeait en défenseur des ressources marines jouant un véritable rôle dans leur préservation.À lire aussiL’impressionnant repas d’un héron surpris en pleine natureL’ARPP s’en est alors remise au Jury de déontologie publicitaire (JDP). Après examen de la plainte, cette instance indépendante a donné raison à l’ONG, et demande de “faire cesser cette publicité” tout en s’assurant qu’elle “ne soit pas renouvelée”. Dans un communiqué relayé par l’AFP, BLOOM précise que la réclame a été interdite car “son libellé peut”, selon le JDP, “”conduire à penser” que le groupement Les Mousquetaires joue un rôle “déterminant dans la préservation et le renouvellement des ressources marines”. En outre, ajoute l’association “”l’auto-label”, tel que le Jury désigne le logo “pêche responsable” d’Intermarché, s’est fait épingler pour sa “forte ressemblance avec le label du MSC1”, mondialement connu et qui certifie, lui, une “pêche durable” et non une pêche “responsable””.Claire Nouvian, la fondatrice de BLOOM, se félicite de la décision du Jury de déontologie publicitaire, qu’elle juge “rassurante”. Elle “met un terme à la tentative d’Intermarché de faire croire qu’il existerait une exception française en matière de pêche profonde” souligne l’association avant d’affirmer que de nombreuses études scientifiques ont prouvé que cette technique de pêche industrielle n’était absolument pas durable. Or “les deux ou trois acteurs français de ces pêches destructrices, Intermarché en tête, ont réussi le tour de force depuis le Grenelle de la Mer de verrouiller la possibilité d’un débat objectif sur ces pêches impactant l’environnement autant que les finances publiques” déplore Mme Nouvian.La Scapêche se défend BLOOM accuse la flotte d’Intermarché, la Scapêche, de réaliser un “lobbying actif au niveau européen”. Une accusation à laquelle Tristan Douard, le directeur de la Scapêche, répond. “Le JDP a reconnu que nous sommes soutenus par un bureau de certification international, Veritas, et une structure comme celle-là ne valide pas un cahier des charges qui ne soit pas conforme à la loi et aux orientations fixées par l’Onu en matière de pêche responsable” affirme-t-il tandis que l’association évoque également la menace que représentent les captures accidentelles par des chalutiers de spécimens appartenant à des espèces en danger critique d’extinction, et notamment des requins.Le 22 juin 2012 à 18:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

What You Missed Inside Day 2 of The Folio Show Content Track

first_imgBright and early on Nov. 2, content lovers from across the magazine industry piled into a conference room to learn about “Using Audience Engagement Data to Improve Editorial Content” at the second day of the 2016 Folio: Show.  Katherine Bell, editor of HBR.org, told the audience that traffic is not necessarily the most important measure of an article’s success. Closing out the Folio: Show, Samir Husni, esteemed professor and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi, led an all-star panel including Amy Keller Laird, EIC of Women’s Health, Randall Lane, editor of Forbes, and Sara Peterson, EIC of HGTV magazine. Vaccariello told a story about her early days as EIC at Reader’s Digest, when she consolidated all of the jokes into one section. Readers did not like it. And she listened. Keller Laird and Peterson shared similar stories about making their print magazines both sellable and collectable, leading Husni to conclude that magazines are as good as ever. However, regardless of the data, quality is always priority, Bell told the audience. The editorial team has had to set up safety nets “to make sure out standards are high for ourselves,” even when click-bait can give easy access to a lot of readers. Missed both days of the 2016 Folio: Show ? Read about Day 1 of the content track. By building a unified database, Hanley Wood was able to develop a unified source of actionable insights and resources, to the benefit of both editorial and marketing teams. “As soon as the magazine comes out, we put it online,” Lane told the Folio: Show audience. “As soon as there’s news, we put it online. There’s no fight.”   In a discussion about print versus digital, all three editors agreed that it’s no longer a question of which, but how to combine them effectively. Andy Reid, president of digital at Hanley Wood, closed out the session and showed how his company uses data to better capture their audiences. At the heart of his presentation is the idea that B2B publishers can write for their consumers by relying on a system of identifiable and verifiable data points. Later in the day, the content session switched to Q&A style conversations with top editors from throughout the consumer magazine landscape. Bell said that the Harvard Business Review was able to track the success of its articles and find correlations between high page counts, running themes, and author demographics. (Posts by women do better…) Bean emphasized the importance of saying “no,” and told the audience about avoiding projects that take away from the strongest arms of your magazine. Lane discussed using the digital properties for news, and making the print issue a special occasion. “We don’t have a magazine problem. We have a magazine industry problem,” he told the audience. “What we’re going for is impact,” she told the Folio: Show audience. “We’re trying to make the world a better place by improving people’s work lives…That’s a tiny little change but it will have a big impact over all if lots of people make that change.” By figuring out correlations between successful posts and an author’s gender, HBR was able to better understand the work habits — and thus, strengths — of its employees.   Matt Bean, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health, sat down with Liz Vaccariello, editor-at-large of Reader’s Digest, to discuss their morning routines, their day-to-day responsibilities, and what it means to be an EIC in 2016. As the definition of a magazine becomes more complicated, and top editors are faced with more and more diverse teams to manage, both Bean and Vaccariello have had to prioritize which projects get their staff’s attention.   “When the Forbes 30 Under 30 comes out in print, Twitter melts. Because when the magazine comes out, it’s an event,” he said.last_img read more

Facebook sets targets for female minority staff

first_img 0 Share your voice Facebook The Facebook app on an iPhone. Fabian Sommer/Getty Images Facebook aims to double the percentage of women working at the social network around the world over the next five years, while simultaneously doubling the number of black and Hispanic employees in the US. The company stated the goals in a Tuesday blog post about its diversity efforts that showed the percentage of women in Facebook’s ranks had inched higher last year.Maxine Williams, Facebook’s chief diversity officer, called the goals “ambitious” and “incredibly important.””They add to our tangible ways of tracking our progress and measuring success,” Williams said of the goals. “They also create accountability, which is absolutely key to progress.”The annual diversity report showed women made up 36.9% of all Facebook employees, up from 36.3% in 2018. At the senior leadership level, women accounted for 32.6% of employees, up from 30% a year earlier. Black employees made up 3.8% of the workforce, up from 3.5% a year earlier, while Hispanic employees were 5.2%, up from 4.9%.Facebook has published its diversity report for six years, part of an effort to combat image of being male, white and Asian. Late last year, a former employee wrote that Facebook had a “black people problem.”  Post a comment Tags Mobilelast_img read more

Full Show City Hiring Freeze and Political Roundup Sept 26 2018

first_imgOn Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A hiring freeze is in effect for the City of Houston. We find out why and what it means for the city going forward.Also this hour: From the debates between Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O’Rourke, to the latest on allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, our experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.Then, an urban policy expert explains how investing in arts and culture could help Houston spur innovation.And we hear from two local writers whose work is featured in a new book, I Am Strength: True Stories of Everyday Superwomen.  WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /50:19 We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share Listen Xlast_img read more

Netflix Is Raising Its US Subscription Plan Prices

first_imgStay on target Binge-watching Netflix is about to get more expensive: The streaming service just increased its subscription plan prices for U.S. customers.According to Netflix’s website, U.S. customers will now have to pay $1 to $3 more per month to watch content.The Standard plan, which is a Netflix customer favorite and provides HD-quality streaming, will now cost $12.99 per month, which is up from $10.99 per month. Premium subscribers, who have access to Ultra HD-quality streaming, will now pay $15.99 per month compared to $13.99 per month. Basic subscribers are also impacted by the price hike: Netflix’s Basic plan went up from $7.99 per month to $8.99 per month.The Netflix price hike will immediately go into effect for new U.S. subscribers, Variety reported. Netflix told Variety that existing subscribers will be switched to the new pricing plans soon, so they’ll have time to choose whether they want to stay with Netflix or move to another streaming service.Some Netflix customers in Latin America will also be impacted by the Netflix price hike. Netflix customers that live in Belize, Barbados, and Uruguay will have to pay the new subscription rates, because they’re billed in U.S. dollars. Brazil and Mexico, Netflix’s largest markets in Latin America, will not be affected by the price hike for now.Netflix raising its prices isn’t a coincidence: The streaming service is currently competing with other digital subscription platforms, including Amazon Prime and Hulu, which also provide customers with access to more than 500,000 movies, TV episodes, and exclusive content.Netflix, which in in the process of expanding its entertainment library with new TV adult animation series and sci-fi flicks, also aims to reach more audiences in upcoming years.Read more on Geek.com:‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Publisher Sues Netflix Over TrademarksDavid Fincher’s ‘Love, Death & Robots’ Animated Series Is Coming to NetflixNetflix Permanently Removes iTunes Billing for New Customers What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies last_img read more

The Xbox One X Giveaway Is Here – Better Hurry Up If

first_imgXbox fans roam this planet and they love its features. With the Xbox One X being released soon, we can expect that every fan would love to get their hands on it. Whoever gets hold of it, will be the coolest kid (even adult) on the block. So do you want to be the one? Do you want to be known for your amazing console and become the talk of the town? Sounds shallow but come on let’s admit it. Becoming famous for your amazing console in kind of cool. So you up for it or are you scared of its very humble price tag (Sarcasm intended). Well no need to worry we have a solution to this problem. Wccftech deals is offering an Xbox One X giveaway for all the fans who want it.Xbox One X giveaway is worth itMicrosoft has made clear that the Xbox One X will be the most powerful console on the planet. It has amazing features and comes with an octa-core CPU that is overclocked at 2.3GHz, 12GB of GDDR5 memory and a GPU with 40 compute units and 6 Teraflops of power. These features will allow the console to run games in 4K resolution and HDR. The console will be able to do all this maintaining 60 frames per second in the first party-tiles.Microsoft has also allowed our hopes to rise by saying that the new hardware will be able to run VR headsets at speeds that will allow lag-free gaming. Now we all know how VR is taking all over the world and how we expect VR to exist in all the upcoming technologies. Well we can all agree on the fact that the new Xbox has everyone on their toes and we can’t wait to get our hands on it to experience the new gaming console. The question that remains is that how many of us would be willing to spend so many dollars on a console if we don’t have enough money. I know I wouldn’t buy it. So what do we do now.The simplest thing we can offer you is that you enter this Xbox One X giveaway and get a chance to get the console as soon as it is released? Will it take effort to do so? No. The process is pretty simple and definitely worth it if you want Xbox One X giveaway. So you better hurry up because the time is short and the deal is definitely worth it! Visit our giveaway section for more details on similar deals. Happy shopping! Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_img RelatedLBIA hopes to launch new flights to European destinationsLeeds Bradford International Airport has said it hopes to secure new flights to Germany, Switzerland and ScandinaviaIslamabad flights at Leeds Bradford AirportDirect flights to Islamabad will soon be available from Leeds Bradford International AirportRyanair to add two new flights at Leeds BradfordRyanair has announced two new cheap flights to Spain from Leeds Bradford International Airport. Pakistan International Airlines will increase its number of flights to Islamabad from Leeds Bradford International Airport from two to three times a week.The increase will come into effect on March 30th, just eight months after the route was introduced.Pakistan International said that an increased demand from passengers in the Bradford and Yorkshire region is the reason behind the decision to launch an additional weekly flight.Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford’s commercial and aviation development director, said that the airport had been working alongside local business tourism and cultural organisations to “guarantee the success” of the flight.”We are delighted that the significant demand from the Yorkshire region is now being satisfied with an additional weekly flight,” he said.Manx2 said in January that it had enjoyed a 15 percent increase in demand for its flights to the Isle of Man from Leeds Bradford in the first two weeks of 2009 compared to the same period last year. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_imgAtlanta, Georgia – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineSignature Flight Support has entered into a licensing agreement with Starlink Aviation for Starlink Aviation’s fixed base operation (FBO) at Montréal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport (CYUL) to become a branded Signature Flight Support FBO. Under the terms of this agreement, Starlink Aviation will re-brand and operate its FBO services as Signature Flight Support, forming part of Signature’s global network of FBOs. The Montréal FBO will offer its customers Signature’s full portfolio of services, with the benefits of the Signature Service PromiseTM. Starlink Aviation’s aircraft charter, aircraft management, corporate shuttle and maintenance, repair and overhaul services will remain unchanged and will continue to operate under the Starlink Aviation brand.“The value of Signature’s global FBO network will benefit our customers no matter where they fly around the world. The network offers enhanced connectivity from Montréal to all Signature locations and a consistent, exceptional service experience that they can depend on. The Signature brand represents exceptional customer service and efficiency.” said Glen Lynch, President and CEO of Starlink Aviation. “By entering into this agreement, our FBO becomes part of the largest global and best-in-class FBO network.”Signature Flight Support Corporation’s President, S. Michael Scheeringa states “We are excited about our entry into the Canadian market. This represents our first North American licensing agreement as we look for new ways to extend Signature’s customer offerings by expanding our global footprint and through our unwavering dedication to delivering world-class customer experiences at all of our 103 locations. Starlink Aviation is a quality facility staffed with dedicated professionals and we look forward to a sustained and prosperous future in Montréal.”The Signature Montréal FBO is 15 minutes from the city’s commercial, hospitality and entertainment districts. The facility features a secure, heated 65,000 sq. ft. hangar, crew and passenger lounge, sleeping room, shower facilities, café-bistro, conference room and wireless internet access. Services include: 24/7 operations, ground handling, BMW crew cars, Jet-A fueling, on-site customs (CANPASS), flight planning, computerized weather service, and anti-icing.“Signature Flight Support” and the related logos and proprietary processes are owned by SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT UK REGIONS LTD. and are used under license to CORPORATION STARLINK F.B.O. INTERNATIONAL INC., the owner and operator of the FBO.Starlink Aviation, a diversified business aviation company, providing regional air carrier services to a wide variety of clients world-wide. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in Montréal, Québec and Toronto, Ontario. A staff of 130 aviation professionals, 20 business aircraft under management, and an 88,000 square foot hangar and office complex, form the foundation for its Fixed Base Operation at Montréal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (CYUL). Starlink Aviation has broad and deep expertise in the operation and support of business aircraft, and the operation of a corporate shuttle. For more information, please visit: www.starlinkaviation.comSignature Flight Support Corporation, a BBA Aviation plc company, is the world’s largest fixed-base operation (FBO) and distribution network for business aviation services. Signature services include fueling, hangar and office rentals, ground handling and a wide range of crew and passenger amenities at strategic domestic and international locations. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Signature currently operates at more than 100 locations in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.www.signatureflight.comwww.bbaaviation.comlast_img read more

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