The Secretary-General will be honoured “for his work in conflict resolution and his promotion of international cooperation and peace,” spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva told reporters in New York. The ceremony will take place at the Library of Congress. Mr. Annan will arrive in Washington on Sunday evening to attend the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, where he will speak about Luciano Pavarotti, one of the honourees who currently serves as a UN Messenger of Peace.
Dave Mowat, the Provincial Royalty Review Panel’s chair and CEO of ATB Financial, held a community engagement session October 5th at the Telus Convention Centre. Lucas Meyer Most small and mid-sized businesses don’t think the provincial economy has hit rock bottom yet.In the latest ATB Business Beat survey, 75 per cent say they think the economy will be worse off six months from now, but they are also optimistic about their own businesses, with 64 per cent feeling they will be the same or better six months from now.ATB Executive Vice President Wellington Holbrook told 660 NEWS why he thinks that’s the case.”There’s kind of a bit of a disconnect there I think, but certainly I think that might be a little bit of a reflection of the Albertan entrepreneurial spirit. Business owners in Alberta are always very confident about their prospects and I think that certainly comes out loud and clear in that number there,” said Holbrook.The businesses surveyed vary greatly; some only have one employee, others have tens of millions in revenue. by Mark Strashok Posted Apr 18, 2016 4:36 pm MDT Signs of optimism in latest ATB Business Beat survey AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
“Over the lifetime of the United Nations, the balance has shifted, and today, more than 160 Member States have either abolished the death penalty or do not practice it”, said UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Ivan Šimonović, who moderated the discussion.“Despite these positive developments, however, a number of States continue to impose the death penalty,” he told the panel, one of the many events taking place during the UN Crime Congress, which opened Sunday and is expected to conclude on 19 April.The participants at the panel included the Minister of Justice of Italy, Andrea Orlando, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, the Deputy Director in Penal Reform International in charge of regional Middle East and North Africa office, Haitham Shibli, a non-governmental organization working on penal and criminal justice reform, and Jeffrey Fagan, Professor at Columbia Law School in New York.Mr. Šimonović stressed that Amnesty International noted in a recent report on global sentences and executions that in 2014 there were fewer registered executions but there was an increase of people condemned to death. “The spread of drug trafficking and terrorism is an important factor for many States when considering to retain or even reintroduce the death penalty,” he added, noting that China, Iran, Viet Nam, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Malaysia have the highest rate of executions for drug trafficking.The event, organized with Italy, provided the opportunity to present a publication by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Moving away from the Death Penalty, Arguments, Trends and Perspectives. The book, launched at UN Headquarters in October 2014, has been translated into Arabic and will be available soon, said Mr. Šimonović.“The world is certainly moving away from the death penalty, in just the way the world moved away from slavery, from judicial torture and from other such practices”, Mr. Heyns said, recalling that in 1948, only eight States had taken the death penalty out of their laws. “Now, 99 have done so,” he said, adding that only five States now execute more than 25 people a year – China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United States.The Special Rapporteur stressed that “the most important consideration coming into play over the last seven years is that it is not clear that the death penalty has any special deterrence value. In fact, there is no evidence to that effect.”“The death penalty creates a false sense of security,” he continued, underscoring that the punishment will not solve the problem of criminal activity and that countries should rather focus on better policing and addressing underlying causes. Mr. Heyns said that there has been a “shift” regarding death penalty. “It seems that it is a matter of decades before there will be a situation where it is very likely that very few States will still have the death penalty officially in their books.”Regarding the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, Mr. Shibli stressed the use of death penalty on a very wide and vague scope in the region.He took the examples of Yemen, where there are more than 360 crimes punishable by death penalty, Morocco where there are more than 325, and Egypt with more than 40.“It is widely used in the criminal law as a punishment in the region,” Mr. Shibli said. “Generally in the region now, especially after the political instability, the governments feel more at ease in using the death penalty.”Mr. Fagan discussed the situation in the United States, where capital punishment is a legal sentence in more than 30 states. He pointed out empirical research that shows that “there is no evidence that death penalty has any greater deterrent effect than would other punishments.”“Deterrence is one of the essential justifications. Without that justification, I think there is a constitutional issue,” he added.He said that because of that evidence, things are changing in the United States. “There is a deep change in the American society in respect to the beliefs about the death penalty,” he concluded.
“Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals is not about ticking boxes, but about making a real difference, said Francine Baron, who stressed that the effects of climate change continue to impact development in her region, as countries are experiencing more severe and prolonged droughts, often times followed by sudden and high volumes of rainfall which result in massive soil erosion and catastrophic loss and damage. “Likewise, the ongoing phenomenon of beach erosion, destruction of coral reefs – so vital to our tourism product and the character of our islands – risk untold damage, to our prized tourism assets,” she said, calling for more urgent and wide-ranging action “to ensure our very survival.” In this regard, she looked forward to building on the momentum generated by the Paris Agreement ahead of the next meeting of the States Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Marrakesh next year. As an example of the urgency of the issue, Mr. Baron noted that Dominica had been painfully reminded of that in 2015, when Tropical Storm Erika had killed 30 of its citizens. That event had caused economic damage estimated at $483 million, the equivalent of 90 per cent of national gross domestic product (GDP), she recalled. While Dominica has since made great strides in building more climate-resilient and adaptive infrastructure in a process facilitated by the support of bilateral and multilateral partners, it “still suffers the disproportionate burdens and impacts of climate change,” which hamper its efforts to develop in a sustainable manner, she said, adding that resources intended for sustainable development programmes have instead been shifted to post-disaster rehabilitation efforts. Dominica, therefore, continued to call for the establishment of an international natural disaster risk fund, she said, describing the Caribbean Risk Fund and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Disaster Recovery Facilities as “good starting points.” In her address, Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, said it is necessary to act now to make the vision of the 2030 Agenda a reality, and that this is particularly true for the small island developing States. She was proud to have participated in the launch, in Barbados, of the Caribbean Human Development Report 2016, and noted the three central issues it highlighted for low-lying coastal Caribbean States: vulnerability, resilience and sustainability. The existential threat which climate changed posed for island States is well-documented. The Prime Minister of Barbados had participated in the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement at the UN in April, and deposited the instrument of ratification on the same occasion. Barbados developed a National Climate Change Policy Framework, and recognized the potential of sustainable ocean exploitation as an important component of its future development. “As we seek to protect and preserve our oceans and seas for future generations, Barbados will continue to participate actively in the various oceans-related processes of the United Nations,: reported Ms. McClean, noting that during this current session, her delegation will collaborate with other members of the Association of Caribbean States to strengthen the level of support for the ‘Caribbean Sea Resolution,” with the ultimate aims of designating the Sea as a “special area in the context of sustainable development.” In his remarks, Elvin Nimrod, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Grenada said history has shown that development is tenuous wherever human rights and the environment are not prioritized. The 17 SDGs are the product of “deep reflection and learning, and the realization that development without human rights and environmental considerations is unreliable.” Foreign Minister Elvin Nimrod of Grenada addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-first session. UN Photo/Cia Pak Foreign Minister Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean of Barbados addresses the general debate of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak With this in mind, he said Grenada is resolute in its commitment to conserve and promote the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources, in line with SDG 14. Indeed, the ocean economy is an important starting point for thinking about conservation. “The natural capital of the ocean is like the principal deposit of an interest-bearing bank account. Unfortunately, instead of living off the interest, we have been drawing from the principal,” he said. Mr. Nimrod said the work done by the World Wildlife Fund and the Boston Consulting Group on the Ocean Economy notes a $24 trillion asset value of the oceans, which generates $2.5 trillion per year. “The need to preserve this natural capital is self-evident,” he said, adding that Nine Caribbean nations have committed to conserving and managing 20 of the region’s marine and coastal environment by 2020.
“Let me apologize to you. If I hurt you. That we haven’t been together.”#PlayersOnlyMonthly pic.twitter.com/nDpfDfZek8— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 20, 2017The 25-year-old feud between Hall of Famers Irvin “Magic” Johnson and Isiah Thomas has come to an end. The pair appeared on NBATV’s special, “Players Only Monthly” Tuesday, Dec. 19 and the reunion was an emotional one.Johnson and Thomas’ strife began after the 1988 and 1989 NBA Finals where the Los Angeles Lakers faced the Detroit Pistons. By the time the 1992 Olympic Games rolled around, things had truly fallen apart. Johnson admitted in the 2009 book, “When the Game Was Ours” that he helped keep Thomas off the legendary Dream Team. Why? He believed Thomas was instrumental in spreading rumors that Johnson’s was gay or bisexual.Today, things have changed and the two tearfully hugged it out on-air.“You are my brother,” Johnson says. “Let me apologize if I hurt you, that we haven’t been together and God is good to bring us back together.”News About Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson Praises LaVar Ball for Being Involved with Basketball Star SonsHow Did Samuel L. Jackson and Magic Johnson Get Mistaken for Italian Migrants?Magic Johnson Brings Smiles to Over 12,000 Michigan Residents with Clothes, Food and Other GiftsThe emotions were high both on screen and off, as viewers tweeted about how the reunion affected them.Magic Johnson and Isaiah ThomasI’m not crying … you’re crying 😢(H/T @NBATV) pic.twitter.com/aTaV32iIit— Troy Hughes™ (@TommySledge) December 20, 2017 Just saw the clip of @MagicJohnson & @iamisiahthomas WOW! Them BROTHERS NEEDED THAT MOMENT! Isiah told us stories. And he really missed having Magic in his life. So happy for them FOR REAL.— al harrington (@cheddahcheese7) December 20, 2017 This may be the Greatest NBA … NO let me rephrase, TV specials I’ve ever seen. In this crazy world, to see a relationship healed and to see a man say “I’m sorry”. The world needs more. Thank You @MagicJohnson and @isaiahthomas is for letting world see what’s possible.— Chris Tabb (@christabbshow) December 20, 2017Whew that Magic Johnson and Isaiah Thomas sit down interview where Magic apologized after all them years of not talking😩. Had my eyes sweating and that pollen floating around HEAVY after that😩— MSU 8-4 ~ CANES 10-2 (@heen_Doggish) December 20, 2017 seeing someone own up to their actions and just simply apologizing for doing what they did could really go a long way.— Brehanna Daniels (@Mindless_BMD) December 20, 2017Spots stars chimed in with their thoughts, too.Grown men stuff right here https://t.co/c3xZLCdeGD— DWade (@DwyaneWade) December 20, 2017 The Magic/Zeke interview on NBA TV was awesome..2 of my heros..When the game stops, we should all cherish the friendships that we built..forever..— Chauncey Billups (@1MrBigShot) December 20, 2017
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Under his leadership, said the USI, USIT “became a pioneering travel organisation”, adding that anyone who has ever availed of a student travel deal has him to thank.Colleary studied at UCD and was President of USI from 1964 to 1966. He is survived by his wife Máirín, and children, Barry, Conor and Emma.Read: Government officials intervene as Irish J1 students warned over faked passport ploy> THE DEATH OF student travel pioneer and business man Gordon Colleary has been announced.The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) said today that it was with “profound sadness and loss” that it learned of Colleary’s death yesterday.Colleary was co-founder of Magill magazine and a former chairman of the Sunday Tribune, as well as being involved with USIT.The USI described Colleary as: an inspirational figure in the student movement,whose development of student travel opportunities and USIT (originally Union of Students in Ireland Travel Bureau) created a social revolution which broadened the horizons of the Irish nation and ignited the J1 Visa phenomenon in Ireland and beyond.
THE BRITISH ROYAL family live their lives in the public eye, but there’s one thing about them that not a lot of people know: Their last name.That’s simply because, in general, they don’t need a last name. They’re so famous that they’re easily identifiable without one.But when members of the royal family need to use a last name — when they’re in school or in the military, for example — they actually have a few choices. Here’s a breakdown of all their options — and how it got to be this way in the first place.Here’s a summary:• Before 1917, the British royal family had no last name at all• That year, King George V decreed that the family surname would be Windsor• Today’s royals still don’t need a last name, but it’s technically Mountbatten-Windsor, a blend of the Queen and her husband’s surnames• Other royals use their family’s territorial designation (like Wales or York) as a last name Queen Elizabeth II Source: Stuart C Wilson PA Wire/PA ImagesBefore 1917, British royals didn’t use last names at all King George V in his coronation robes Source: Wikimedia CommonsBack then, royalty had only their first names and the name of the house or dynasty they were part of, according to the Royal Family’s official website. You’ve probably heard of some of these dynasty names, like the House of Tudor and the House of York.In 1917, when King George V had been on the throne for seven years, he decided to change the house name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor. He made the switch because of anti-German sentiments brewing at the start of World War I (the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha name was of German origin). Windsor came from Windsor Castle, one of the royal family’s properties.But he wasn’t just changing the dynasty name. George V also specified that Windsor was to became the royal family’s official surname, too.Today, the royal family is still known as the House of Windsor, and in a broad, general sense, Windsor is still the royal last name.When Queen Elizabeth II came to power, she made a slight modification Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip Source: APIn 1947, princess Elizabeth (George V’s granddaughter) married Philip Mountbatten, a former Greek and Danish prince who had joined the British Royal Navy. Just a few years later, the young couple were thrust to the very top of the monarchy: Elizabeth’s father died, making her Queen Elizabeth II. Mountbatten became Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.In 1960, Elizabeth and Philip decided that they wanted to differentiate their particular branch of the royal family tree from all the others. They decreed that their descendants would carry the hyphenated last name Mountbatten-Windsor.There’s one exception, though: Any royal with the title ‘His Royal Highness Prince’ or ‘Her Royal Highness Princess’ doesn’t need to use a surname at all. They can use Mountbatten-Windsor if they need to (the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, used it on her marriage certificate in 1973, for instance) but it’s not an obligation.The royals don’t always use the Mountbatten-Windsor name Princes William and Harry in 2009 Source: AP/Kirsty WigglesworthSome members of the royal clan have used their family’s territorial designation instead. For example: When Prince William and Prince Harry served in the military, they went by William Wales and Harry Wales — because their father is the Prince of Wales.The Daily Beast reports that Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice have gone by Eugenie York and Beatrice York, since their father, Prince Andrew, is the Duke of York.There are a few other last names kicking around, too: Princess Anne’s kids simply took their father’s last name — Phillips. And the daughter of Prince Edward, Earl of Essex, just goes by Windsor, without the Mountbatten.As the Royal Family’s official website notes: “A proclamation on the Royal Family name … does not pass into the law of the land.” No one’s really forced to use the official surname, and newly crowned kings and queens aren’t bound to follow the surname rules set by their predecessors.The bottom line: Unsurprisingly, the complicated royal family has a complicated buffet of acceptable surnames. Technically, their last name is Windsor, though direct descendants of the queen can use Mountbatten-Windsor if they ever need it. Some royals use territorial names, but most — including the young Prince George and Princess Charlotte — stick to first names only.Read the original article on INSIDER.- Caroline Praderio, InsiderRead: British Royal Family asks media to leave Prince Harry’s girlfriend aloneRead: RSPCA forced into warning after Britain’s Prince George offers ice-cream to family dog Here’s why the British royal family doesn’t use a surname Before 1917, the family had no last name at all. US oil firms are skyrocketing after Saudi drone attacks cause record price spike Jan 14th 2017, 5:30 PM 78,599 Views Las Vegas Aces player hits incredible, 38-foot, game-winning shot on a stolen pass in a chaotic finish http://jrnl.ie/3179609 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 5:30 PM Boris Johnson pulls out of Luxembourg press conference due to deafening boos from protesters The director of ‘Hustlers’ said the movie’s superstar cameo brought tears to her eyes while filming it By Business Insider 89 Comments Share Tweet Email2
By Associated Press 30 Comments 20,198 Views Clearly that’s a main line of our investigation is what led him to be radicalised. Was it through influences in our community, influences from overseas or through online propaganda?“Our investigations and our arrests will help in that, but the public appeal will make a big difference if people come forward with more information.”A security official who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed that Masood had spent time in Saudi Arabia but said investigators were still trying to determine how long he stayed and what he was doing.Prime Minister Theresa May said Masood was “investigated in relation to concerns about violent extremism” years ago. But she called him “a peripheral figure.”The Islamic State group described Masood as “a soldier,” claiming responsibility for the attack. Rowley said police are investigating whether he “acted totally alone inspired by terrorist propaganda, or if others have encouraged, supported or directed him.”Six people released without chargePolice made arrests across the country as they investigate whether anyone else helped Masood prepare his attack. Six people were released without charge tonight, leaving four in custody on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.Detectives have searched 21 properties in London, Brighton, Wales, Manchester and the central English city of Birmingham in one of Britain’s biggest counterterrorism operations in years. Wednesday’s attack was the deadliest in Britain since suicide bombers killed 52 commuters on London’s transit system on 7 July 2005.Once Masood’s identity became known, police and the media began tracing his final hours.The manager of the Preston Park Hotel in the beachside city of Brighton where Masood stayed the night before the attack said he seemed unusually outgoing and mentioned details about his family, including having a sick father.Sabeur Toumi told Sky News that Masood was “laughing and joking, telling us stories about where he lived.He was normal, in fact friendly, because we spent possibly five or 10 minutes talking to him about his background and where he came from.Police raided the room, searching for clues about Masood.‘Athletic and popular’When he was in school, he took his stepfather’s name, Ajao. He was athletic and popular in school, known as someone who liked to party, according to Stuart Knight, a former classmate, who said the young man was one of only two black students in the school of 600.I am in shock – that is not sympathy for what he has done – he was a nice guy and I’m surprised he turned and did what he did.In one of the last places Masood lived, a home in Birmingham, neighbours recalled him as a quiet man whose wife was veiled and who wore traditional Muslim clothing.But the neighborhood is not among one of the city’s many Muslim enclaves, suggesting he was not deeply embedded in its religious community.Read: British police release image of Khalid Masood in appeal for information> Share Tweet Email Short URL Mar 24th 2017, 10:43 PM London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage Six people arrested in relation to the Westminster attack have been released without charge tonight. Friday 24 Mar 2017, 10:43 PM LONG BEFORE HIS short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper.At least twice he was convicted of violent crimes, well before he stabbed a police officer to death in London with a motion that one horrified witness described as “playing a drum on your back with two knives.”But as he checked out of his hotel to head toward London for his deadly rampage, the manager said he was struck by his guest’s friendly manner.Within hours, Masood drove his rented SUV across the crowded Westminster Bridge, leaving a trail of dead and wounded. Then he jumped out and attacked Constable Keith Palmer, an officer guarding Parliament, stabbing him to death before being shot to death by police.In all, he killed four people and left more than two dozen hospitalised.Masood, who at 52 is considerably older than most extremists who carry out bloodshed in the West, had an arrest record dating to 1983. The violence came later, first in 2000 when he slashed a man across the face in a pub parking lot in a racially charged argument after drinking four pints, according to a newspaper account.The victim, Piers Mott, was scarred for life, said his widow, Heather.Masood’s last conviction was in 2003, also involving a knife attack. It’s not clear when he took the name Masood, suggesting a conversion to Islam.Heather Mott said Masood appeared to come out of jail “even worse.” She said she got chills when she learned the identity of the London attacker.Looking for cluesPolice are combing through “massive amounts of computer data” and have contacted 3,500 witnesses as they look for clues as to why the British-born man launched the deadly attack.Britain’s top counter terrorism officer Mark Rowley said: http://jrnl.ie/3306142 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Cancer du sein : la lutte continue avec La Parisienne France – Cette année encore, la Fondation pour la recherche médicale espère récolter un maximum d’argent pour lutter contre le cancer du sein grâce aux 22.000 joggeuses de “La Parisienne”.La Parisienne vient d’un concept international visant à rassembler des fonds pour lutter contre le cancer du sein : cette course est réservée aux femmes, avec des coureuses individuelles et des équipes formées au sein de grandes entreprises. L’argent est récolté grâce à trois biais différents : les coureuses collectent en ligne auprès de leur entourage, des opérations de vente caritative sont mises en place et les entreprises participantes apportent une contribution.À lire aussiUn vaccin contre le cancer du sein montre des résultats prometteursCette année, la Fondation pour la recherche médicale espère récolter 90.000 euros de dons grâce aux 22.000 femmes inscrites. Elles démarreront du pont d’Iéna, pour un trajet de 6 kilomètres. De nombreuses animations jalonneront le parcours, avec des musiciens brésiliens, des initiations à la samba ou à la capoeira. Le village départ de “La Parisienne” sera ouvert du vendredi 10 au dimanche 12 de 8h à 14h. La course aura lieu le dimanche.Le 9 septembre 2010 à 11:21 • Emmanuel Perrin
E.coli : le génome de la souche responsable de l’épidémie a été séquencéLe séquençage de la souche d’Escherichia coli qui a tué plusieurs dizaines de personnes en Allemagne durant l’épidémie de mai et juin a été effectué. Celui-ci révèle entre autres des facteurs de virulence et de résistance, rapporte SciencesetAvenir.frLa souche d’E.coli O104:H4, qui a fait une soixantaine de victimes et près de 4.400 malades en Europe et en Amérique du Nord, a pu être décryptée grâce à une collaboration internationale de chercheurs. Les premiers résultats de cette analyse sont présentés durant la conférence d’automne de la Society for General Microbiology et révèlent des informations essentielles. À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?En effet, le séquençage du génome de la souche responsable de l’épidémie et qui s’est avérée particulièrement mortelle, a notamment montré que celle-ci était très proche d’une autre souche isolée en Afrique centrale il y a quelques années et qui a causé quelques cas de diarrhée grave. Par la suite, cette variété aurait en fait acquis la capacité de secréter des toxines en récupérant le matériel d’un virus affectant les bactéries. Or, ce sont justement ces toxines qui sont à l’origine de la complication la plus grave de l’infection à E.coli : le syndrome hémolytique-urémique (SHU) qui conduit à une défaillance rénale aiguë, une anémie hémolytique et une diminution du nombre de plaquettes. Mieux connaître E.coli par la génétique et la sérologiePar ailleurs, les scientifiques ont également constaté que “la souche responsable de l’épidémie porte un très grand nombre de gènes connus pour être impliqués dans la pathogénicité. Il s’agit notamment des gènes qui influencent la capacité de la bactérie à se fixer sur des surfaces biologiques [paroi intestinale] et des gènes de survie qui augmentent sa tolérance à l’acidité, à la vie en milieu pauvre en oxygène, à la lumière UV et aux antibiotiques,” explique le Dr Lisa Crossman, responsable du projet de séquençage, cité par SciencesetAvenir.fr.Le fait d’acquérir une meilleure connaissance de ce sérotype et donc des propriétés antigéniques de la souche bactérienne, permettra une action plus efficace en cas de nouvelle épidémie. En effet, les chercheurs ont pu identifier dix variants différents de la souche O104:H4. “Ces variants représentent une ressource extraordinaire pour examiner cette bactérie d’une façon rapide et nouvelle. En étudiant les facteurs génétiques impliqués dans la survie de cette bactérie sur les surfaces, nous espérons obtenir plus d’information sur la façon dont cet organisme a été en mesure de mettre un pied dans la chaîne alimentaire mondiale “, a indiqué le Dr Crossman.Le 5 septembre 2011 à 17:48 • Maxime Lambert
iPad : une firme chinoise attaque Apple en justiceLa succursale chinoise d’une firme taïwanaise, Proview Shenzhen Technology, a engagé des poursuites judiciaires contre Apple, qu’elle accuse de violer ses droits d’utilisation du nom iPad en Chine. Une plainte déposée après que le géant de Cupertino a perdu une première bataille contre Proview l’année dernière.Au mois de décembre dernier, la justice chinoise a débouté Apple d’une plainte déposée contre la firme taïwanaise Proview Shenzhen Technology pour viol de la marque déposée “iPad”. Quelques semaines plus tard, la situation est renversée. La succursale chinoise de Proview vient en effet d’engager une action en justice contre Apple, réclamant l’interdiction de la vente de sa tablette sur le marché chinois, rapporte l’agence Chine Nouvelle.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La marque iPad avait été déposée en 2000 par Proview, qui lançait alors une tablette, en Chine et dans de nombreux autres pays. Mais en 2009 Apple a acheté les droits d’utilisation du nom pour un peu plus de 40.000 euros. Deux ans plus tard, la firme à la pomme décidait d’attaquer Proview Shenzhen Technology, qui a toujours conservé ses drois en Chine continentale, pour viol de marque déposée.Cette plainte ayant été rejetée, faute de preuves suffisantes, Proview a décidé d’attaquer à son tour Apple en justice, demandant à la cour de justice du district de Pudong, à Shanghai, de mettre un terme à “cette violation du droit des marques”, a déclaré son avocat à l’AFP. La firme réclame 10 milliards de yuans (1,21 milliard d’euros) de dommages et intérêts à Apple pour l’utilisation du nom iPad depuis son lancement en Chine en septembre 2010.Le 7 février 2012 à 19:15 • Maxime Lambert
New Delhi: In further trouble for former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned him to appear before the agency in connection with aviation scam involving lobbyist Deepak Talwar. Chidambaram has been asked by the agency to join the investigation on August 23, according to India Today report. While investigating the case, it was revealed that the file for approval of Airbus went through P Chidambaram and it became necessary for the investigators to question him in connection with the deal. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us India Today TV has learnt that the contract to buy 43 aircrafts from Airbus was finalised by a panel of ministers headed by P Chidambaram in 2009. Former aviation minister Praful Patel was earlier grilled by the ED on three occasions in connection with the deal. According to the ED, when the proposal to buy 43 aircraft from Airbus was sent to the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), there was a condition that the aircraft manufacturer would have to build training facilities and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) centres at a cost of USD 175 million. But later, when the purchase order placed, the clause was removed. The ED sources have said that they are in possession of ‘circumstantial evidence’ implicating Praful Patel.
Candice SwanepoelCandice Swanepoel Official Instagram (angelcandices)Candice Swanepoel is an angel alright. The Victoria’s Secret supermodel turned up the heat by posing topless for a social media pic. ‘Soft to the touch,’ was the caption on her Tropic Of C Instagram page account.Reportedly Candice Swanepoel was named the world’s most influential lingerie model last year and the sultry pics cure prove why. But the stunning model didn’t even need lingerie to get pulses racing with her post. The 30-year-old beauty appeared peaceful and composed as she posed side on for the risque picture. This is not the first time that the Victoria’s Secret Angel has set Instagram ablaze with her gorgeous swimwear snaps. Recently she posted images in a white bandeau bikini and an aqua swimsuit for another one.Candice has a stunning figure and the supermodel works really hard to be in swimsuit shape. Speaking to InStyle, the supermodel said: “It’s all about balance for me. One meal in the day will be lighter than others, probably during lunch I will [eat something] heavier so that my body has time to burn it off. Night-time is something lighter, and I will always have a big breakfast.” Candice Swanepoel presents a creation during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New YorkReutersNow, we know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we have skipped a few from time to time. But if we knew that it would help us look even a little like Candice, we would never have skipped a single breakfast.The model who sported the $10 million Fantasy Bra in 2013, sure is keeping busy with her other modelling ventures as well as parenthood. The stunning beauty has two children with partner Hermann Nicoli. You can check out the pic here: Candice SwanepoelCandice Swanepoel Official Instagram (angelcandices)
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Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt says his team can benefit greatly from spending some time this week practicing with the Kansas City Chiefs.Fresh off their preseason opener against the New Orleans saints in Canton, Ohio, the Cardinals made the trek to Missouri Western State University to continue their training camp. “It’s a great evaluation of your squad as well as seeing some of the players on their squad,” the coach said of what can be gained. “What you hope is that you can go back and look at the tape and say ‘OK we match up pretty good here’ or ‘we like this, we like what we’re doing here.’ D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “So it’s a great opportunity just to get out of the drudgery of camp as far as going against your guys every day.”The coach said he’s not concerned that practice could get a little extra chippy because of who they are facing, but that “if it happens it happens.”“That’s part of football,” he said. Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments Share What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke
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