A United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) official today asked Lebanon to continue protecting the 40,000 Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers who have fled their country. Following a three-day visit to neighboring Syria, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Erika Feller is in Lebanon to meet with authorities to raise the agency’s concern about the detention – especially prolonged and indefinite detention – of refugees and asylum seekers. Ms. Feller has expressed appreciation for Lebanon’s flexible and humanitarian approach towards Iraqi refugees, in spite of the complexity of the Lebanese situation and in light of the country’s security concerns. She asked the Government to find a balance between Lebanon’s security needs and the refugees’ humanitarian concerns. The Commissioner visited Roumieh Prison, the largest in the country, in which 400 people of concern to UNHCR, mostly Iraqis, are being detained mainly for illegal entry or stay. She met with Iraqis in their cells, where she witnessed their conditions first-hand and heard of their plights in fleeing their country. “Of particular concern is the fact that many refugees suffer prolonged detention periods, even beyond the normal expiry of their sentence, with no prospect of release in sight unless they agree to return to Iraq,” UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva. Of the countries in the region, Lebanon has the largest number of detained refugees and asylum seekers, he added. Only 7,878 of the estimated 40,000 Iraqis in the country have registered with UNHCR, although numbers have risen in recent months. In Syria, the Commissioner met with Syrian authorities, UNCHR’s partners on the ground and Iraqi and Palestinian refugees. At Al Tanf camp, situated in the no-man’s land between Iraq and Syria which shelters 350 Palestinian refugees from Iraq stranded there since last April, refugees appealed for a solution to their plight. They told Ms. Feller that life in the camps is no longer sustainable and that they deserve to be treated like human beings. Yesterday, Ms. Feller stopped at Bint Jbeil, a village in Lebanon’s south which was severely damaged during last summer’s Israel-Hizbollah war, and she noted that the humanitarian consequences of the conflict were still very visible. While in Bint Jbeil, she saw the progress made in implementing a UNHCR-run and European Commission-funded recovery project which aims to assist vulnerable displaced Lebanese and returnees. Meanwhile, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro last night paid tribute to the work of UN peacekeepers serving with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). “The men and women of UNIFIL illustrate what is most noble about United Nations peacekeeping,” she said last night at the opening of an exhibition on the mission. “They come from every corner of the globe. They are united in their mission for peace. They display professionalism and courage under difficult and even dangerous circumstances.” She noted how UNIFIL is crucial in supporting “Lebanon’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security, as well as stability in the wider region,” and also paid tribute to those who lost their lives in last year’s hostilities. 7 September 2007A United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) official today asked Lebanon to continue protecting the 40,000 Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers who have fled their country.
Michael Williams, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, told reporters following his talks with Lebanese Defence Minister Elias Murr that the two men discussed the incident on early Monday morning when Israel took control of a six-ship flotilla in international waters. Nine civilians were reportedly killed and dozens more were wounded.Mr. Williams reiterated Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s condemnation of the acts that led to the deaths and the Special Coordinator stressed that the root cause of the deadly incident was the three-year blockade of Gaza.The UN has repeatedly spoken out against the closure of Gaza and raised concern over the insufficient flow of materials into the area to meet the basic needs of its estimated 1.5 million Palestinian residents and to spur reconstruction.“And now, after such a tragedy, it is even more imperative that that blockade is lifted on Gaza and its people,” Mr. Williams said today.Mr. Ban, the Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council have all called for an independent probe into the incident.Another topic of discussion between Mr. Williams and the Lebanese official today was resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 conflict between Israel and Hizbollah. It calls for respect for the so-called Blue Line separating the Israeli and Lebanese sides, the disarming of all militias operating in Lebanon and an end to arms smuggling in the area.“The minister and I agreed that we both would like to see a further progress from all sides with this key resolution, which is so important for Lebanon and the region,” the Special Coordinator said. 4 June 2010The deadly Israeli military interception of an aid convoy bound for the Gaza Strip topped talks today between the top United Nations envoy to Lebanon and the country’s defence minister.
by Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Posted Dec 23, 2015 1:54 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email White House Christmas: Obamas, Bidens release 31 of their favourite holiday tunes on Spotify President Barack Obama tips his cap to a crowd of onlookers after hitting a long chip shot on the 18th hole during a round of golf at Mid-Pacific Country Club, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, in Kailua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) HONOLULU, Hawaii – Ever wonder what music gets President Barack Obama in the Christmas mood?Sign in to Spotify to find out. Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden and their wives on Wednesday released matching lists of their favourite holiday songs on the popular music streaming service, just in time for Christmas.Topping the list for Obama and his wife, Michelle, is “O Tannenbaum,” the instrumental version by the Vince Guaraldi Trio featured in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”“Let it Snow” by Boys II Men was next for the Obamas, followed by Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.” Their list of 14 songs also features The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Nat King Cole, Ledisi, Luther Vandross, Frank Sinatra and Whitney Houston, among others.Biden and his wife, Jill, went with a slightly edgier No. 1: Bruce Springsteen’s “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.” Second for the Bidens is Neil Diamond’s “You Make it Feel Like Christmas,” followed by “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” by Ella Fitzgerald. Andrea Bocelli, Mary J. Blige, Tony Bennett, U2 and Coldplay are among the other musicians on the Bidens’ list of 17 songs.This past summer, the White House boosted its already active online presence by launching an official channel on Spotify in August. Obama shared his summer daytime and evening playlists, and Mrs. Obama followed with a music list for the International Day of the Girl.Obama and other White House officials regularly use Twitter, Facebook, Medium and other social media platforms.Obama recently taped an appearance on comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s online talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” that’s scheduled for release Dec. 30. He is the first elected official to appear on the show, the White House said, continuing a strategy designed to put him in front of new and non-traditional audiences.Obama’s holiday music playlist was released during his Christmas vacation in Hawaii. The Bidens are spending the run-up to Christmas at their home in Wilmington, Delaware.OBAMA PLAYLIST“O Tannenbaum,” Vince Guaraldi Trio (“A Charlie Brown Christmas”)“Let it Snow,” Boyz II Men“All I Want for Christmas is You,” Mariah Carey“Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” The Jackson 5“8 Days of Christmas,” Destiny’s Child“Someday at Christmas,” Stevie Wonder“The Christmas Song,” Nat King Cole“Silent Night,” Ledisi“Do You Hear What I Hear,” Yolanda Adams“Away in a Manger,” Kenny Burrell“Santa Baby,” Eartha Kitt“The First Noel,” Frank Sinatra“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Luther Vandross“Little Drummer Boy,” Whitney HoustonBIDEN PLAYLIST“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” Bruce Springsteen“You Make it Feel Like Christmas,” Neil Diamond“Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” Ella Fitzgerald“Adeste Fidelis,” Andrea Bocelli“Wexford Carol,” Govannen“This Christmas,” Mary J. Blige“A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay“Celebrate Me Home,” Kenny Loggins“Delaware Slide,” George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers“Merry Christmas Baby,” Bruce Springsteen“Snowfall,” Tony Bennett“Cheek to Cheek,” Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett“We Need a Little Christmas,” Percy Faith“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” U2“Jingle Bells,” Diana Krall“Christmas All Over Again,” Tom Petty“Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime,” Paul McCartney___Online:Obama playlist: http://go.wh.gov/ObamaHolidayBiden playlist: http://go.wh.gov/BidenHoliday___Follow Darlene Superville on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dsupervilleap
Alabama 10-121359%66% ▲ 2122% Florida 10-18101932%17% ▼ 5a3% Clemson 11-014660%69% ▲ 2116% Michigan 9-21213157%6% ▲ 21<1% LSU 7-31538120%<1% ▲ 21<1% Utah 8-31337260%<1% ▲ 21<1% Northwestern 9-22021550%<1% ▲ 21<1% RankingProbability of … USC 7-424261033%<1% ▲ 21<1% Iowa 11-05122937%29% ▲ 6a3% Stanford 9-21111952%11% ▲ 212% Oklahoma 10-175163%55% ▲ 1022% North Carolina 10-11781640%11% ▲ 212% Navy 9-116163826%<1% ▲ 21<1% College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings as of Nov. 17. Playoff probability changes are since Nov. 18; only changes greater than 5 percentage points are shown. Florida State 9-21419130%<1% ▲ 21<1% Notre Dame 10-1478—a31% ▲ 216% TeamCFPEloFPIConf. TitlePlayoffNat. Title Baylor 9-1109216%19% ▲ 217% Oklahoma St. 10-16141420%9% ▼ 162% Wisconsin 8-32531280%<1% ▲ 21<1% Memphis 8-32152490%<1% ▲ 21<1% Houston 10-119284431%<1% ▲ 21<1% Michigan St. 10-1921747%44% ▲ 336% (But first, a reminder: Our predictions are probabilistic for a reason. There’s a lot we don’t know! With only one year of data to work off, it’s not clear how the playoff committee weighs winning a conference championship against not playing in one, or how it judges a one-loss team in a strong conference versus an undefeated squad from a weak one. We’ll learn a lot more on Dec. 6 when the committee makes its picks.)Clemson and Alabama cruised on Saturday and retain pole position to make the playoff at 69 percent and 66 percent, respectively. Oklahoma sweated out a thrilling TCU comeback and remains the best bet from the Big 12 to make the playoff: The Sooners’ odds have risen to 55 percent. If they can win at Oklahoma State next Saturday, the Sooners make the playoff in 85 percent of our simulations.After that, it’s a pair of Big Ten teams — and things get hairy. Our model now gives Michigan State the inside track to be the fourth team in the playoff (with a 44 percent likelihood). Right behind the Spartans are the Buckeyes, at 33 percent. Luckily for Michigan State, it has a clear path to the playoff: Beat Penn State next week (the Spartans are 80 percent favorites) to wrap up the Big Ten East and then win over Iowa in the conference title game. Should Michigan State win out, our model gives them a 92 percent shot to make the playoff.Ohio State is not out yet, however. The Buckeyes’ path is just much less clear. They first need to beat Michigan at The Big House next week — no easy task, as the Buckeyes are only 58 percent favorites. Then they need the Spartans to lose. In a scenario in which Michigan State does slip up and a one-loss Ohio State team wins out — including over Iowa — the Buckeyes make the playoff in 96 percent of those simulations.But that is not the Buckeyes’ only way to the playoff. Should they win out and be excluded from the Big Ten championship game, they still make the playoff 54 percent of the time. As I explained last week, Ohio State as a one-loss defending national champion presents an impressive résumé for the committee to consider, even if the Buckeyes are prevented from vying for their conference title. It’s possible that two Big Ten teams make the playoff.Other takeaways from our model: Notre Dame, even if it wins out, is not assured a playoff spot. Three teams ranked behind it by the committee — Iowa, Michigan State and Oklahoma — have a good chance to leapfrog the Irish if they win out. Still, if the Irish beat Stanford next week to finish their regular season, their chances jump noticeably, to 69 percent.Baylor notched an impressive win over undefeated Oklahoma State on Saturday, but it didn’t help its playoff chances much. Currently, the Bears’ chances are 19 percent. Florida, on the other hand, had an overtime scare against Florida Atlantic, but despite a Gator victory, the model revised Florida’s playoff odds down to 17 percent. Oregon 8-3236240%<1% ▲ 21<1% TCU 9-2181850%<1% ▼ 5a<1% Mississippi 8-3221779%<1% ▲ 21<1% Ohio State 10-133410%33% ▼ 299% Michigan State kicked a field goal on the last play of its game on Saturday to topple the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes — and made the College Football Playoff picture more complicated. You may have some unanswered questions: What does the upset of the Buckeyes mean for the eventual Big Ten champ’s chances? Does it help or hurt Notre Dame’s playoff position? And what about the Big 12? Fear not! FiveThirtyEight’s college football model has some (probabilistic) answers. Here are our updated projections following Saturday’s games (these numbers will change again on Tuesday night after the new committee rankings are released):
After the dramatic way this World Series played out through its first five contests, is anyone really surprised that the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will require the full seven games to determine a champion? LA ensured the series would go the distance with its 3-1 victory Tuesday night, finally getting to Justin Verlander in the sixth inning and shutting down the high-powered Astros bats down the stretch. Now, everything will come down to the outcome of Wednesday’s Game 7 in Los Angeles — and that’s probably how things should be, given the way these teams have jockeyed back and forth with each other all season long.The Astros had their chance to end things earlier than expected. Although they were on the road for Game 6, they sent Verlander — their top starter according to our pitcher ratings — to the mound in a potential closeout game (games in which he’d previously had a 0.78 ERA in his postseason career), and they even held a slim lead for most of the middle innings. According to The Baseball Gauge, Houston had an 87 percent chance of winning the championship at one point in the fifth, their highest mark of the entire series. But Verlander went from cruising early to sputtering in the sixth inning for the second time in the series. Joc Pederson tacked on an insurance homer (extending the record for most home runs in a World Series to 23) that helped seal the victory.Now the Astros have to be wondering whether their best shot at ending the franchise’s 55-year championship drought — the team was founded in 1962 and has never won — has passed them by. They’ve won on the road in this series, but Game 7 will be on a different level. They’ll be facing four-time All-Star and former Cy Young runner-up Yu Darvish, whom LA picked up at the trade deadline, with Clayton Kershaw potentially looming in relief. Houston will counter with Lance McCullers, who won Game 3 but is inferior to Darvish by the numbers.So the championship odds will be stacked in Los Angeles’s favor. We have them pegged at a 60 percent win probability for the Dodgers.But we probably also haven’t seen the end of this series’ many twists and turns. According to The Baseball Gauge, it’s tied for the seventh-most exciting postseason series ever, in terms of its average per-play movement in championship probability added — and that’s without yet having the benefit of a Game 7, where the stakes are magnified to mind-bogglingly high levels. The tension can only rise from here, in a winner-take-all game to crown the champion of one of the most stacked seasons we’ve ever seen.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A cryonics expert from UCL says the technology to successfully preserve a human body in order for the individual to be brought back to life is at least 20 years away.Professor Barry Fuller said at present it is only possible to successfully cryo-preserve cells and tissue such as blood, sperm and embryos, but not a whole human body. While Professor Barry Fuller says the cryo-preservation of singe organs for transplantation would be a “big step forward”, he believes that the technology to do so is at least 5-10 years in the future, and scaling that to a whole human body is at least 20 years away.He added that at the moment there is no “objective evidence” that it’s possible to recover bodies from cryo-preservation.The debate over cryo-preservation began after a terminally ill 14-year-old girl won a historic legal fight shortly before she died which allowed for her body to be frozen, in the hope that she could be brought back to life. Show more Professor Fuller says that in order to successfully cryo-preserve something, cells and tissues have to undergo three stresses.Firstly, they need to be bathed in special anti freezes that help them survive the process before the cells and tissue are dehydrated and shrunk.”Successful cryo-preservation means that the cells are not frozen, they are very shrunken,” said Professor Fuller. “They contain no ice, because ice will kill them.”However to withstand the dehydration, the cells and tissue have to be at ultra low temperatures.While the process is currently used to preserve cells and small tissue, the process is not yet “optimised” for whole organs, or even a body.
Wearing a grey polo-shirt and chinos he pats customers on their backs before serving thirsty guests in the town’s square. Fluttering in the gentle breeze sweeping in from the Mediterranean Sea, a flag mourns the “executed leaders” who died in the 1916 Easter Rising against British Rule in Ireland. At first, the bar appears like any other Irish-themed hostelry on the… Beneath the flagpole erected on the Celts Well Irish Pub in Majorca, Harry Flynn is jovial as he discusses with a Spanish salesman what new cushions to buy for the seats outside his bar. To his regulars drinking pints of ice cold cider yesterday, the 65-year-old Irish landlord of the Santa Ponsa pub is as popular as he is friendly.
Sedgman has started work on an A$18.5 million design contract for a Coal Handing and Preparation Plant (CHPP) at Aston Resources’ Maules Creek project. The contract relates to the first phase of the project in the Gunnedah Basin of New South Wales where Aston Resources is preparing to commence operations in late 2012. Maules Creek is one of Australia’s largest coal deposits and full ROM production rate from the mine is expected to be 13 Mt/y. Sedgman Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Nick Jukes said Sedgman was also in negotiations with regards to contracts for later stages of the project. “We are very pleased to be working with Aston Resources and their management company on this very exciting project,” Jukes said. “We have already commenced engineering design work and procurement activities for the CHPP and will continue with this work in the coming months, as well as continue with negotiations for the supply, construction and commissioning of the CHPP.“Sedgman is a global leader in the design, construction and operation of coal handing and processing plants and we have more than 50% market share of CHPP projects in Australia. We have the expertise and skills that will enable us to be a long-term service provider to the Maules Creek project.”The design contract is Sedgman’s third significant contract win announced since January when the company announced $31 million in contracts at Mongolia’s UHG coal mine. In February the company announced a A$145 million coal plant expansion contract with Joint Venture partner Thiess in central Queensland.
FLSmidth has introduced a locally manufactured and supported apron feeder under its Buffalo product line that effectively extends the focus of this equipment brand beyond the coal sector and into the hard rock arena. “There’s a major demand for apron feeders in the African mining industry and establishing a manufacturing and aftersales support hub for this equipment in sub-Saharan Africa will greatly reduce lead times,” Johan Fourie, FLSmidth’s Buffalo operations director, said. “This line of equipment will be fully supported by field service teams, technical know-how and spares from our facility at Ferrobank, eMalahleni, with additional backup from the greater FLSmidth Group globally.”The FLSmidth apron feeder offering includes horizontal and inclined units for extracting bulk materials from under a dump hopper or regulated feed to a crusher. Raw material is dumped directly into a reinforced feed hopper and extracted by the apron feeder ensuring a steady flow of material to the next stage of the process, typically a crushing plant. The rugged and reliable construction of these feeders makes them easy to operate and maintain, with minimum operator attention required. They are designed for uninterrupted service and only need to be stopped for the occasional replacement of wear parts. Worn aprons and chains are accessed from the take-up end of the feeder for easy replacement and sprocket wheels feature bolted-on tooth segments which can be interchanged or replaced. Impact rollers are lubricated by a central lubrication unit, while the chain rollers are lubricated manually with a grease gun.The Buffalo product line is managed from Ferrobank, a facility that employs 180 dedicated personnel and includes an 8,000 m2 manufacturing area with 100 t of cranage capability and a large area for storage of spare parts. The Buffalo brand started out as McCarthy Mine Machinery, which had an original focus on the manufacture and supply of feeder breakers to South African coal mines in the 1970s. Buffalo was acquired by the FLSmidth Group in 1999. Constant product development and innovation has seen the equipment offered under this brand expanding steadily over the years. Today the line-up comprises underground flameproof feeders and feeder breakers, ROM stockpile reclaim feeders up to 2,500 t/h, ROM plant feeders, primary underground feeder sizers and roller screens.“From this facility we’re able to offer our customers the full business cycle from sales to manufacturing, supervision of installation, engineering services, 24/7 standby technical services and readily available spares,” Fourie says. “This integrated service has been a key driver for a gratifying growth the FLSmidth Buffalo brand has experienced year-on-year for the past eight years. However, one of our main market differentiators is flexibility. We adapt our designs to suit specific customer applications and these customers are able to come and view the equipment they’ve ordered throughout the manufacturing process. We can often accommodate design changes while the machine is still on the factory floor. Having extremely long serving personnel in our sales team is also a big advantage, since we’ve been able to build excellent relationships with our local customers over the years. Where issues arise with their materials handling processes, we work alongside our customers’ own engineers to develop application-focused equipment from our basic designs. In addition, we’re committed to improving our products on a regular basis to ensure that we stay at the forefront of the technology and can offer customers equipment with increased efficiencies and longer life.”“Being part of a major global organisation has allowed the Buffalo brand to exploit technological synergies within the FLSmidth Group that have significantly boosted growth and enabled innovation. We see immense growth potential for the future and as an OEM we will continue to add new and necessary products to our line-up,” he concludes.
“WHEN YOU ORDER a lamb kebab you expect to get a lamb kebab and not a beef and chicken kebab.”Those are the wise words of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland after it discovered chicken and bovine DNA in takeaway lamb dishes.The findings of two surveys carried out recently in Dublin city were published by the watchdog today.Out of twenty lamb kebabs and lamb dishes served in takeaway restaurants, seven contained other meats that were not declared on the menu.Bovine and chicken DNA were found but, luckily there was no horse, goat, pig or turkey DNA discovered in any of the samples.Six of the seven meals were described on menus as lamb kebabs, but most of these did not contain any lamb at all. Or, if they did, it was in tiny amounts.All six lamb kebabs with undeclared meat contained over 60% chicken and 5 to 30% beef. Only three of these six lamb kebabs were found to contain lamb, however, the levels were as low as 1 to 5%.Finally, one of the ten lamb dishes sampled – minced meat for lamb skewers – with undeclared meat that was described on the menu as lamb, was found to contain over 60% beef and over 30% lamb.FSAI chief Professor Alan Reilly was quick to point out there is no food safety issue at play here but raised concerns about customers being misled.“Incorrectly listing meat products on a menu or menu board, whether inadvertently or by design, is an unacceptable infringement of the labelling legislation,” he said.However, in good news, the FSAI study of beef products found no traces of horse DNA in the 52 beef products analysed.The watchdog says this indicates compliance by industry following last year’s scandal.The two studies were undertaken as part of an ongoing EU-wide programme on food fraud.Read: Leaving Cert students asked question on horsemeat scandal
Le vin vieilli en mer réellement meilleur que sur terre ? Faire vieillir le vin sous la mer, une technique inspirée d’anciennes traditions locales, permet paraît-il de le rendre meilleur. Simple légende ou réalité, un groupe d’amis s’est mis en tête de le découvrir en menant une expérience dans le sud-ouest de la France. Leurs conclusions, affirment-ils aujourd’hui, sont selon eux aussi “surprenantes” qu'”intéressantes”. Bruno Lemoine, le directeur général et vinificateur du Château Larrivet Haut-Brion, dans le sud-ouest de la France, a avec deux de ses amis, l’un tonnelier, l’autre ostréiculteur, décidé de vérifier une hypothèse intéressante : selon celle-ci, le vin vieilli dans la mer serait meilleur que celui vieilli sur terre. pour savoir ce qu’il en était, il a donc mené une expérience, dont il a dévoilé mardi les “surprenants” et “intéressants” résultats lors d’une conférence de presse.”J’avais entendu un tas d’histoires sur le vieillissement en mer”, a-t-il expliqué, évoquant notamment les vins de Bandol mais aussi ces bordeaux qui revenus d’Inde après y avoir été envoyés au XVIIIe siècle par le viticulteur Louis-Gaspard d’Estournel auraient été rendus bien meilleurs par leur voyage en mer. “Amusé” et intrigué, Bruno Lemoine a alors eu l’idée de tester cette légende sur “un millésime exceptionnel, riches en tanins” de 2009, raconte-t-il cité par l’AFP. Pierre-Guillaume Chiberry, son ami de la tonnellerie Radoux, a ainsi préparé deux petites barriques de 56 litres. La première a poursuivi son vieillissement pendant six mois dans un chai, et la seconde “au point zéro des marées basses” dans un parc à huîtres du bassin d’Arcachon, le Parc de l’Impératrice.C’est en janvier dernier que les deux barriques ont été récupérées. Le vin qu’elles renfermaient a été mis en bouteilles, puis goûté et analysé dans un laboratoire. Le vin vieilli sur terre, baptisé Tellus, du nom de la déesse romaine de la Terre, n’a pas tenu toutes ses promesses, affirme M. Lemoine. Mais son pendant conservé en mer, Neptune, s’est avéré “bien mieux que ce qu’il aurait dû être”. Bernard Burtschy, expert en dégustation ayant pris part à l’expérience, évoque du “moelleux et de la complexité” absente du bien plus “austère” Tellus.Moins d’alcool et plus de sodium À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une différence confirmée par le laboratoire vinicole, dont les analyses ont révélé une “osmose” entre le vin et la mer, même si une bonde en inox a assuré une parfaite étanchéité. Si le vin Neptune a vu son taux d’alcool diminuer, celui de sodium a augmenté, lui offrant un goût salin ayant pour effet d'”affinerlestanins”, souligne Bernard Burtschy. Et Bruno Lemoine de conclure “On goûte aujourd’hui à un instant “t”, mais après, il faut voir comment le vin continue à évoluer”.L’expérience est donc aujourd’hui loin d’être finie. Le vin vieilli en mer sera suivi pendant plusieurs années, tandis que d’autres cuvées, conservées dans différents types de barriques, seront à leur tour immergées.Le 10 juin 2012 à 19:29 • Maxime Lambert
You might not expect much overlap between mellow, meticulous stitchers and booty-shaking funk fans, but proof of their community goes on display this weekend: darkly gleaming quilts that honor His Late, Great Purpleness.This year’s 44th annual Quiltfest Northwest, an extravaganza of quilting and fiber arts, is so awesomely up-to-date, it even includes dozens of handmade purple quilts honoring Prince, the distinctly hued funk-rock star who died too young, in 2016. The Cherrywood Challenge was issued by Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabrics, based in Prince’s native Minnesota. Hundreds of purple submissions were received, and 165 finalists were ultimately chosen and split into three different touring shows.Camas quilter Dianne Kane said she and two other local quilters took up the challenge — purchasing the mandatory purple fabric sold by Cherrywood at a steep markup — but none made the cut. Since they’re right here in Clark County, though, they decided to display their Prince quilts anyway. Kane and her fellow good sports will show their Prince quilts in a “Losers Lane” at Quiltfest, she said cheerfully.Prince quilts are only the sexy edge of a whole weekend of quilt and fabric festivities in Clark County. Quiltfest Northwest starts today and runs through Saturday, swamping the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds with opportunities for viewing, shopping, instruction and conversation. The featured quilter is Mathew Boudreaux of Camas, a maker of colorful, energetic quilts who bills himself and his online business as “Mister Domestic.” He’ll teach classes today and Saturday.If you just want to look, there’s so much to see. Don’t miss Vancouver’s own unique contribution to historical storytelling in stitchery, the Fort Vancouver Tapestry. That’s a 108-foot-long piece made of 70 linen panels that relate the history of this area, from leaping salmon and Chinook villages all the way up through today’s Vancouver Farmers Market and the clock tower in Esther Short Park.
The World Cup starts tomorrow but before the tournament kick starts with a match between host nation Russia and Saudi, dates for all 380 premier league matches will be revealed with the league campaign running from 11 August to 19 May.There are 380 Premier League fixtures every season and each one for the coming campaign will be released at 9 am on Thursday, June 14.Tottenham will have to confirm by Friday whether they will need to use Wembley as their home ground for 2017-18 – for any games next season as it is still not clear if their state-of-the-art £850m new stadium will be available in time for the start of the new season, according to BBC.Four rounds of Premier League fixtures are scheduled to be played before the first international break, which is over the weekend of 8 and 9 September.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The league resumes on 15 September, before the Champions League group stage begins on September 18.Manchester City are the reigning champions will defend the Premier League crown, with promoted sides Wolverhampton Wanderers, Fulham and Cardiff City all returning to the Premier League.Full fixtures for all three divisions of the English Football League will be announced the following week, on Thursday, 21 June.
Police arrested three suspected operatives of militant outfit neo-JMB, including Abdus Samad alias Arif Mamu alias Ashique, one of its founders, in the city’s Mohakhali area on Wednesday night, reports news agency UNB.Tipped-off, a team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) conducted a drive here and detained the trio along with firearms and ammunitions.The law enforcer recovered one pistol, five ammunitions and 200 detonators from the spot, said Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (Media) of DMP.The details of the arrestees will be disclosed later at a press briefing at DMP media centre, Masud added.
Kaufman County JailDallas police officer Amber Guyger, 30, was charged with manslaughter Sunday in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Botham Jean.A white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black man in his home has been charged with manslaughter. Amber Guyger, 30, was arrested Sunday — three days after the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Botham Jean. She was booked into the Kaufman County Jail at 7:20 p.m. with bail set at $300,000. She was no longer listed in jail records by 8:30 p.m.According to police, Guyger returned home in her uniform Thursday after her shift. She called dispatch to report that she had shot Jean, and she later told the officers who responded that she believed his apartment at South Side Flats was her own when she entered it. Many questions remain about what led Guyger to shoot Jean. Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall said the officer’s blood was drawn at the scene so that it could be tested for alcohol and drugs. Investigators haven’t released the results of those tests.The Texas Rangers, the top criminal investigative agency in the state, are independently conducting the ongoing investigation of the shooting.On Friday, Hall said the department was seeking manslaughter charges against Guyger. But on Saturday, Hall said the Rangers told her to wait because they had learned new information and wanted to investigate further before issuing a warrant.S. Lee Merritt, who is representing the Jean family, said Saturday that the family isn’t calling on the authorities to jump to conclusions or to deny Guyger her right to due process. But Merritt said they want Guyger “to be treated like every other citizen, and where there is evidence that they’ve committed a crime, that there’s a warrant to be issued and an arrest to be made.”Guyger’s been with the Dallas Police Department for four years assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. She was publicly identified by police Saturday night.Jean, a native of the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia, attended Harding University in Arkansas and, after graduating in 2016, he had been living and working in Dallas at accounting and consulting firm PwC. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.Jean wasn’t the first person shot by Guyger. She shot another man, Uvaldo Perez, in May 2017, while she was on duty. She was not charged.Dallas mayor issues statementDallas Mayor Mike Rawlings issued a statement Sunday night: “I want to thank the Texas Rangers for thoroughly investigating this tragic case from the moment the Dallas Police Department requested that they take over on Friday morning,” he said.Rawlings continued: “I am grateful to Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall for her leadership and foresight in calling for the Rangers to handle the investigation to ensure there was no appearance of bias. I also greatly appreciate that our citizens and community leaders were so respectful of the investigative process over these past few days. Please continue to pray for the family of Botham Jean tonight and in the weeks and months ahead.” The Associated Press contributed to this report. Share
No related posts. Clinton’s reputation has paid off. An analysis of financial records by CNN done in 2010 showed that the former president had earned $75.6 million in speaking fees since leaving office in early 2001. In 2010 alone, Clinton earned $4.8 million speaking in 13 foreign countries, such as Mexico and South Africa.Naturally, the payment for Wednesday night’s speech was not disclosed. Each of the 650-plus seats looked filled during Clinton’s presentation at the Hotel InterContinental in Escazú, southwest of the capital. Tickets for the two-day congress, known as the Sustainability and Happiness Business Forum, cost $750 (see box).Clinton did his part by delivering a message on environmental sustainability. He cited statistics and gave colorful anecdotes, while relying on a practical theme: Green economies save the environment and money.“My advice to everybody is to do something [so] that other people can see that the only economics that can make sense in the long run are sustainable economics,” Clinton said.Clinton spoke for a little less than a half hour before joining event organizer del Campo for the sit-down interview for another half hour.He gave the typical platitudes about Costa Rica. The former U.S. president praised the country’s protection of jungles and use of hydropower, and he lauded Costa Rica as an example for the rest of the world on how green economies can succeed.Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla met with Clinton before the speech at Casa Presidencial, in the southeastern San José district of Zapote, where he suggested Costa Rica could be a leader in renewable energy technology. Clinton hoped to boost Chinchilla’s low approval rating by extolling her governing ability and her attempts to push a tax reform during difficult times. He called Central America an “innocent bystander” in a financial crisis that began in his own country, a swipe at the economic troubles that started under his successor, George W. Bush.The former president apologized for the crisis and for the effects of global warming on Costa Rica, adding that Central America has taken the brunt of the effects of climate change. The region has seen a dramatic increase in the number of hurricanes and floods, disasters experts link with global warming.Clinton also recalled his first visit to Costa Rica for the 1997 Summit of the Americas, where he joined Latin American leaders in pledging commitments to sustainable development. During that trip, Clinton and his vice president, Al Gore, joined then-Costa Rican President José María Figueres on an electric bus tour into the Braulio Carrillo National Park northeast of the capital.Yet, as Figueres recently acknowledged, it was he who shut down the cleaner-technology rail line to the Caribbean, forcing passengers and companies to travel via petrol-burning semitrailers and automobiles. In his new role as president of the Carbon War Room, a project created by Sir Richard Branson to reduce market barriers that prevent capital from flowing to sustainable projects and economies, Figueres is now calling for new rail projects to be established throughout the country.At last year’s Sustainability and Happiness Business Forum, the keynote speaker was former Vice President Gore. Figueres – who returned to Costa Rica from a seven-year self-exile at the end of 2011 – spoke at this year’s forum, as did special guests former Brazilian Environment Minister Marina Silva and an expert on the Bhutanese government’s National Happiness Index, Lhaba Tshering, among others.But the best way to sell a ticket was to snag a major headliner, and organizers one-upped last year’s guest star by bringing in his former boss.While Clinton has less obvious environmental credentials than Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2006 for the climate change film “An Inconvenient Truth,” the ex-president has contributed plenty to environmentalism movements.Clinton talked of these achievements along with successes and failures he’s witnessed in developing countries like Haiti, Brazil and Rwanda.He said he’s witnessing a change of thinking in Third World countries, where they’re beginning to realize an economy can “get healthy without putting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.”A campaign launched by the Clinton Foundation called the Clinton Climate Initiative attempts to address climate change by working with governments to reduce emissions, utilize clean energy and prevent deforestation. He touched on all three of these issues during his speech, heaping abundant accolades on Brazil and Costa Rica.The night ended with del Campo asking Clinton a question that the host said was written by his 11-year-old son. He didn’t go easy on the ex-president: He wanted Clinton to select six people who could save the world.Clinton made his choices: Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who helped topple apartheid; the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner; Bill Gates, Microsoft’s founder and a philanthropist; Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who invented microloans; Edward O. Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author; and the women of Rwanda, who survived genocide.The most resonating anecdotes described Clinton’s time in Rwanda, talking to survivors of genocide committed in the mid-1990s. He listened as women who lost their entire families and were betrayed by friends showed the fortitude to carry on, start new lives and forgive.Still, Clinton cautioned the audience to not focus too much on looking for the next hero or rock star. He said, “I think sometimes we make a mistake looking for saviors.” The reason people tend to search for them is because we’re hoping to find that type of courage in ourselves, he said.“Nothing elates us more than seeing a free spirit,” Clinton said. “We love Mandela because we’re afraid we couldn’t do it. We love those women because we believe we couldn’t do it. But if we want to save the planet in our own way. We have to do it.” Facebook Comments Former U.S President Bill Clinton meets with Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla Wednesday at Casa Presidencial in the capital. The two discussed Costa Rica’s role in the growing global market for “green” technology. Courtesy of Casa Presidencial See a photo gallery of Bill Clinton’s first visit to Costa Rica in 1997In 1997, Bill Clinton came to Costa Rica as the president of the United States. Fifteen years later, Clinton showed up again, in perhaps a different persona.After delivering a speech, Clinton sat down at a table to receive a few questions from Javier del Campo, director of Terra Partners, the organization that brought Clinton to Costa Rica. But before the Q-and-A session began, del Campo dubbed Clinton a “politician turned rocked star.”Clinton, with his hair grayer than ever and sporting a suit with a sharp red tie, jested: “Only in the sense that people like to go to museums and see mummies.”But whom was he kidding? Clinton, 65, is no relic.The ex-president’s popularity has skyrocketed in the past decade. He maintains a personality that’s both cultivated and suave. He’s assisted too by the fact that his successor in the White House demonstrated neither of those traits. Moreover, Clinton oversaw a soaring economy in the U.S. during his time in office from 1993-2001, and avoided getting bogged down in foreign conflicts.
Do you tell the players they’ve been cut yourself or how do you handle that?“If I have a relationship with a guy, and especially a veteran player, then I’ll do it personally. But overall, it’s a difficult time for the entire team because friendships are made, relationships are built, and then boom, they’re over. It’s harder when you go from 75 to 53. It’s a little bit easier right now, but it’s never easy.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Do you know who you will be cutting soon or can somebody save their job in Sunday’s game?“A couple guys can definitely do it, especially on special teams. My message in the meeting this morning was somebody’s going to make a statement on special teams in this game, and you’re going to say, ‘Ooh, we need to keep him and we can’t lose this guy.’ It’s not going to be a roster so much as it is a special teams spot.”How would you characterize how your camp went?“I’m very pleased. Obviously you’re never happy with injuries, and getting two guys back was shocking — I didn’t think either one of those guys would be back yet. Losing Darnell was just as shocking, but you know they’re going to happen. It’s just a matter of overcoming them, staying positive and marching on.”Is there anything tougher than having to make cuts?“No, no, because you get so attached to these guys coaching them so hard as our staff does to make them the best they can be. Then when you have to end the dream here — hopefully not end the dream — but end the dream here, it’s a very, very tough time.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories 0 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – / 7 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Head coach Bruce Arians, now in his second year with the Arizona Cardinals, met with the media every day during training camp.Here, in this space, we’ve highlighted many of the key topics and personnel conversations he has had with reporters following the morning walk-through. Friday was the last time for this, as it is the last day of training camp:“There’s really no change. Max Starks will be limited [Friday] and hopefully be available for the ball game. Kevin (Minter) and Coop (Jonathan Cooper) will be game-time decisions. “Other than that, I thought [Thursday] was a really solid bounce-back practice in a lot of ways. I was really pleased with it.”How did Tyrann Mathieu look in practice Thursday?“I thought he moved around better yesterday than he did the day before. Mostly on the scout team where he could stay out of the fray but just play football and run. He broke on a couple deep balls really, really well. I thought he made good improvement.”With players like Mathieu and Alameda Ta’amu returning for injury, do you check on their knees every day after practice or are they good to go?“They’re in the training room every single day getting treatment or getting them checked. The big thing you’re looking for with those guys is swelling, and they haven’t had any since the workouts began.”Is preseason really important for players like Kevin Minter and Jonathan Cooper given their lack of experience?“It is extremely important, these next seven days, for those guys, as would be the practices, the extra practices that we would have going into a Monday Night game getting those reps. So yeah, it’s a critical week for both those guys for the opener.”
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