Man kills labourer for insurance claim money

first_imgA man faked his death allegedly for making insurance claim, but ran out of luck as the police nabbed him on suspicion that he had killed a labourer and burnt his body in his car. Aakash, a resident of Chandigarh, was arrested on Tuesday from Palwal Railway Station in a joint operation of the Sirmour Police and the Government Railway Police, Haryana, Sirmaur Superintendent of Police Rohit Malpani said Wednesday. Prima facie, Aakash and his family wanted to grab the huge life insurance money, the value of which will be estimated after further investigation and interrogation of the accused, the SP said. He said Aakash’s nephew Ravi Kumar (29) was also involved in planning and executing the alleged crime and he was arrested on Monday from Himachal Pradesh’s Nahan.The accused will be produced in a court to seek his remand for interrogation, police said.last_img read more

Six injured as bus falls into drain

first_imgSix persons were injured when a Rajasthan Roadways bus, in which they were travelling, plunged into a drain near Chaksu on National Highway-12, about 40 km from here, early morning on February 5. The accident took place at a bridge near the Sheetla dam in Chaksu town.The bus was pulled out of the drain with the help of a crane, while the passengers were rescued through boats. Three of those injured were referred to Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital in Jaipur for treatment.The civil defence and police teams were pressed into service for the rescue operation, while the local villagers rushed to pull the passengers out of water. The bus with about 30 passengers was travelling from Jaipur to Kota.According to the initial reports, the driver lost control when the bus was crossing the bridge. The bus fell into the drain after breaking the railing of the bridge.last_img read more

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs in their Indian Premier League match, here today.Chasing a challenging 173—run target, Sunrisers Hyderabad could reach 155 for six in their allotted 20 overs with Kolkata bowlers putting on a commendable performance.For Hyderabad, David Warner and Yuvraj Singh top scored with identical 26 each.Earlier, Robin Uthappa struck a gritty 68 off 39 balls to help the Knight Riders recover from a jittery start and post 172 for six.Despite seeing off openers —— Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir —— early, the Sunrisers bowlers failed to make further in—roads in the middle overs and the Karnataka duo of Uthappa and Manish Pandey (46) put on a solid 77—run partnership from 52 balls. April 15, 2017 Published on COMMENT IPL 2017 SHARE COMMENTS cricketlast_img read more

McGregor No-Show, Off UFC Card

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor’s seat was vacant, and so now is his spot headlining the big UFC 200 card this summer.The Irish fighter was a no-show at a press conference April 22 promoting the card, and UFC President Dana White said he would not meet Nate Diaz in a rematch on top of the July 9 card in Las Vegas.“You have to show up to promote the fight,” White said. “It’s part of the job. It’s what we do here.”Not to be outdone, McGregor tweeted that he respected the fact other fighters traveled to the press conference “but not everyone up there made the company ($)400 million the last 8 months.”The dispute over promotional duties means UFC’s biggest card of the year will be without McGregor, the wildly popular fighter who lost to Diaz last month in a major upset. Diaz indicated he might not fight, either, though White said he was looking for an opponent for him.“If it doesn’t happen I’m going on vacation,” Diaz said.White left a seat on the dais vacant at a press conference at the MGM Grand, though McGregor made it clear earlier this week that he wouldn’t be attending.McGregor posted on Facebook that he couldn’t afford the time he would need to leave his training camp in Iceland for a series of promotional appearances for the card.But White noted the fight was nearly three months away, and that UFC is spending $10 million to promote the card and needed McGregor to participate in the promotion.“People (other fighters on the card) came from Poland and Brazil. Is that fair?” White asked. “It sets a bad precedent. These guys came in from all over the world and they’re here.”McGregor had asked for a quick rematch with Diaz, after moving up in weight to lose to him in a fight he dominated early. The two signed contracts, but McGregor disrupted plans when he refused to travel to Las Vegas from Iceland to promote the bout.White said he is not angry with McGregor and expects him to fight again, just not on the landmark UFC 200 card that will be held at the new T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip.He said McGregor could fight the winner of the bout between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, which is on the UFC 200 card.Also on the card is Miesha Tate, who upset Holly Holm last month and will meet Brazil’s Amanda Nunes. White said it is also possible that light heavyweight Jon Jones could meet Daniel Cormier on the card if Jones wins his fight April 23 against Ovince Saint Preux.McGregor is the biggest pay-per-view attraction the UFC has, but White said the card will have plenty of attractive fights. He said he understands fans want to see McGregor on UFC 200, but that he had to take a stand.“It’s an unpopular decision, but it’s the right decision,” White said.The press conference took place before the weigh-in for UFC 197, which features Jones vs. Saint Preux for the light heavyweight title and Demetrious Johnson against Henry Cejudo in a flyweight title bout.(TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Llull inspires Madrid into second place

first_imgSergio Llull masterminded an exciting victory for Real Madrid as Los Blancos moved into a share of second place in the standings with an 87-84 triumph over Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens in a contest that went right down to the final shot at Barclaycard Center. Llull led his team with a career-high 30 points, including the crucial go-ahead score in the last minute to settle a game which was enthralling throughout. Llull’s 30 points were complemented by 12 from Anthony Randolph, while Gustavo Ayon made a big overall contribution with 8 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Defeat was harsh on Panathinaikos’s outstanding point guard Nick Calathes, who scored 15 points and dished 9 assists, while the top scorer for the Greens was James Feldeine, who scored 19 points on 6-of-7 three-point shooting. Big men Ioannis Bourousis and Chris Singleton provided 13 points apiece in a losing cause.Panathinaikos took early control as Feldeine heated up quickly, scoring 3 triples in the first five minutes to establish a 6-point lead. The second quarter delivered an explosion of points, especially from Madrid as Llull started to take command and Trey Thompkins came off the bench to score 8 points in a minute. But Calathes’s playmaking skills allowed Panathinaikos to keep in touch, and the visitors struck 11 three-pointers by half-time. The Greens then scored the first 6 points of the second half to go ahead, before Madrid battled back and leads were traded until the hosts went 7 points clear early in the fourth. But Panathinaikos would not submit easily, going on a 0-8 burst to retake the lead. It was back and forth until Llull broke the tie by driving to the basket to score, and KC Rivers couldn’t get away a clean shot as Panathinaikos attempted to force overtime on the buzzer.Source: EuroleagueTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Bold choices and a change of mood: how Ed Smith has performed so far

first_imgShare on Facebook Jos Buttler is quick to find his feet on Test voyage of rediscovery Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger England cricket team Since you’re here… Pinterest Twitter Smith’s bravest choice has been Jos Buttler, airlifted straight from the Indian Premier League. It looked like backfiring when Buttler nicked off for 14 at Lord’s; but then he made a classy 67, often standing outside his crease, a ploy that several team‑mates aped at Headingley. Buttler added a memorable unbeaten 80, scoring fast, then slowly and finally at IPL speed. If Stuart Broad’s batting had not fallen apart, Buttler would have collected a first Test hundred.By promoting Sam Curran when Ben Stokes was injured Smith repeated his trick with Bess – injecting youthful energy and cheerful multitasking. One could see England’s mood change: Joe Root, who got in a fretful muddle at Lord’s with his field placings, was all smiles.The right amount of intellect Smith is the most educated selection supremo of the past half-century. While his predecessors left school for the county circuit or National Service he went to Peterhouse, Cambridge, to get a first in history. On Tuesday night, back in Cambridge, he is giving a lecture entitled “Why sport belongs to the humanities as much as to the sciences”. Smith’s brainpower has sometimes been resented in the dressing room, where a lot of learning is a dangerous thing. So it has been refreshing – even to a friend of his – to see him play it down this summer. At his first press conference he said there were no great principles at work, just the desire to win. This was probably two-thirds true. There are themes: he likes cricketers with flair, with “unique qualities” (as he said of Buttler) and/or a strong temperament, hence his admiration for Alastair Cook and preference for Keaton Jennings. So far Smith has played the former journalist – pragmatic, armed with the facts – rather than the intellectual. At 40 he may be wise enough not to be too clever. Read more Support The Guardian Find a fast bowler After being outgunned in Australia England turned back to Mark Wood. That continued at Lord’s even though the alternative, Chris Woakes, has a far better record in England. Wood is rapid but, while struggling with injury, has mislaid the ability to bother top batsmen. So it proved at Lord’s, though it did not help that Root had him bowling Bodyline. Smith reacted by recalling Woakes, who showed some glaring rust before taking four wickets. The challenge remains: find a bowler fast enough to trouble good players on flat tracks, not to mention a top-class spinner. But Smith has made his mark. As a player he swam in his first Test before sinking in the next two; as a selector he has already reversed that. This time he should last more than half a summer. Share on Twitter A certain presence A few former cricketers, hovering on the outfield before the start, look uncomfortable in their civvies – either forced into a suit and tie, if working for Sky, or going too far the other way, as in Michael Vaughan’s T-shirt under a blazer, or Geoff Boycott’s lifelong attachment to the short-sleeved shirt. Smith is a sharp dresser who may have been the first Times leader writer with a sideline in menswear features. He wears a suit for fun. And when the cameras find him sitting on a balcony, he is in grey-rimmed sunglasses which allow him to be inscrutable while exuding a certain presence. This is not something ever got from Alec Bedser.What he still has to do…Fine-tune the batting Dawid Malan was the only Pom to leave Australia with an enhanced reputation apart from the commentator Alison Mitchell. But he is less impressive in England, where his reluctance to go forward makes him vulnerable to the moving ball. In seven home Tests he averages only 21. The jury is out on Stoneman’s replacement as opener, Jennings, who was purposeful at Headingley but fell for 29 to a routine nibble. And the two keepers, Buttler and Jonny Bairstow, may be the wrong way round: the one with the gloves is two places higher, thus getting a shorter rest and less chance to make runs.center_img Reuse this content Facebook Cricket features Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Keaton Jennings in action during the second Test. Photograph: Matt West/BPI/Rex What he has achievedVictory, and clarity Ed Smith’s first Test in charge left him badly needing a win in the second match. He helped secure it by keeping faith with 10 of his first XI while showing a necessary ruthlessness by dropping Mark Stoneman (just as he had with James Vince). “Mark,” Smith said, “has experienced a disappointing start to the season and had a difficult Test match at Lord’s.” He struck the right balance between bluntness and empathy, and avoided the trap that lies in wait for anyone employed by the England and Wales Cricket Board: blathering jargon.A modest reboot Without making many unforced changes Smith has given the Test team a different tinge. When Jack Leach was injured Smith sprang a surprise by summoning another Somerset spinner, Dom Bess. Boyishly eager and undaunted, he has been a Bess of fresh air. Even his bowling, anodyne at Lord’s, blossomed at Headingley. It is hard to imagine him giving Virat Kohli nightmares in August but he can start googling the sights of Sri Lanka. Sign up for The Spin, the Guardian’s weekly cricket email.last_img read more

Changes to Treasure Hunting Regulations Introduced

first_imgOwnership of Nova Scotia’s underwater cultural and heritage resources will be more secure as government introduces legislation today, Nov. 2, to repeal the Treasure Trove Act, amend the Special Places Protection Act and create the Oak Island Treasure Act. The repeal of the Treasure Trove Act will bring the province in line with other Canadian provinces and the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. The Special Places Protection Act will be amended to remove references to treasure. The Oak Island Treasure Act will be created to allow for regulated treasure hunting on the island. “People are concerned that our artifacts and cultural heritage are being exploited for commercial gain,” said John MacDonell, Minister of Natural Resources. “These legislative changes will help keep material from future excavations in Nova Scotia.” The Treasure Trove Act was created in 1954 to govern treasure hunting activities on Oak Island but eventually expanded to cover licensing of treasure hunting involving shipwrecks off Nova Scotia’s coast. “Artifacts in shipwrecks along our coast belong to Nova Scotia,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “We’ve reviewed research and best practices and will act to protect that history for the benefit of Nova Scotians.” The repeal of the Treasure Trove Act was recommended by the 2006 Voluntary Planning heritage strategy task force. Some treasure hunting licences were granted this summer to applicants who met policy guidelines for treasure hunting at that time. Their activities will expire Dec. 31. However, licences for treasure hunting on Oak Island will be continued.last_img read more

Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people marked at UN with calls

Addressing a commemorative meeting in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that Palestinians “continue to suffer the indignities and violence of occupation and conflict” but called the recent talks in Annapolis “a new beginning in efforts to achieve a two-State solution.” The talks on 27 November, which brought together Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, meeting under the auspices of US President George Bush and before a wide cross-section of the international community, agreed to launch negotiations on all core issues without exception, to try to conclude a peace treaty resolving all outstanding issues in 2008. “Implementation is now paramount,” said Mr. Ban. “What we do tomorrow is more important than what we say today.” The Secretary-General said the process launched at Annapolis “must change the lives of Palestinians, and secure their independence and freedom,” ending the occupation and creating an independent and viable State of Palestine, at peace with itself and its neighbours. “It also must deliver on the vital interests of Israelis: a Palestinian State that is a true partner and not a source of terrorism, secure and recognized borders, and a permanent end to the conflict,” he added. The Secretary-General acknowledged the difficulties ahead. “We cannot close our eyes to the profound doubt and mistrust on either side about the will and capacity of the other to achieve these goals,” he said. “The indignities, injustices, and fear on both sides make it difficult to build faith in the political process. But that is exactly what we have to do. We must abandon piecemeal approaches, and address all aspects of the conflict.” He also urged help for the Palestinian Authority to rebuild, reform and perform. “I hope a wide range of donors will step forward with political and financial support at the upcoming Paris conference and beyond,” he said. In addition, Mr. Ban urged humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza, while cautioning that this would not substitute for a functioning economy. “The time has come for concrete initiatives to ease their suffering.” Also addressing the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim hailed the outcome of the Annapolis conference as a “great opportunity for a permanent two-State solution” but echoed Mr. Ban by saying “the prerequisite for success requires a resolute commitment to boldly follow words with deeds.” The President cautioned that achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace requires continuous dialogue and compromise backed by a resolute commitment to achieve a permanent solution. “Both Israelis and Palestinians are going to have to be honest with their own people about the price of peace. This will require difficult choices and sacrifice from both sides, as part of a shared vision for a better future,” he said. “The stakes are high, but the alternatives are worse,” he declared, calling on all Member States to make every effort to support the peace process. Looking ahead, Mr. Kerim said the Paris donors’ conference to be held in December offers an important opportunity to fund key proposals and lay the foundation for a viable Palestinian State. Speaking to reporters today, Mr. Ban said that “we are going to have an important donor conference in Paris on December 17th, and the Russian Government offered their willingness to host a follow-up conference sometime early next year.” Mr. Kerim also spoke today at the General Assembly, which opened its debate on the Question of Palestine. “If we really want to succeed – to achieve lasting peace – I encourage all parties to learn from the mistakes of the past and confront the causes of failure,” he said. “True reconciliation requires not only an end to hostilities but also a change of attitude.” A commemorative meeting on the issue was also held today in Geneva, with speakers underscoring the international community’s obligation to assist the Palestinians and voicing support for a two-State solution. 29 November 2007Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, United Nations officials today called for steps to translate the promises of the peace process – most recently expressed at a major meeting in the United States city of Annapolis – into action to achieve a two-State solution to the conflict in the Middle East. read more

Niagara Police explode suspicious packages in St Catharines

Niagara Regional Police say two suspicious packages found in downtown St Catharines do not pose a danger to the public. Today two suitcases were destroyed by a police robot. Police were called to Church and Ontario Sts around 9:30 after reports of a suspicious package. Shortly after, police were called to Lake St and Welland Ave for a second suspicious suitcase. Roads were closed off for several hours, but have since reopened. However media officer Phil Gavin told CHCH News “they’re still going to maintain a small scene around the actual suitcase or the remnants of it to review the contents and for an investigation as to what actually transpired here.”Police don’t know whether or not the two incidents are linked but say at this point there is nothing to suggest that they are. read more

Colorado Goldfields has obtained approval from the State of Colorado for the

first_imgThe approval of this project is particularly significant because it allows for an investigation to be made to determine the source of the existing mine drainage of some 20 gal/min and evaluate the potential for controlling or eliminating this discharge with an underground grouting program which could avoid the need for a discharge permit. If it is determined that the discharge cannot be eliminated, then an evaluation will be made of what actions can be taken to minimise the discharge, and assuming a permit is required, what permit conditions would be most effective and appropriate for preventing discharges of pollutants into the Animas River.“Colorado Goldfields is working to find the best way to address a very-long-term, pre-existing problem. The approval by the Division of this work, I believe shows confidence in our expertise and reinforces in real terms the company’s commitment to proper and careful mining in the area,” stated Stephen Guyer, CFO for Colorado Goldfields.The Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety, has approved the application to begin work at the Silver Wing mine. The formal name of the application is “Notice of Intent to Conduct Prospecting Activities.” The application was approved on November 18, 2011 and is the third consecutive approval of a permit received by Colorado Goldfields from the Division.Activities to be completed under this initial approval of work at the Silver Wing mine will include re-sampling key areas of the mine by taking approximately 250 channel samples to verify records of sample data taken by prior operators and consultants. In preparation for drilling, work will also include the verification of underground mine maps, evaluation of prior underground development work and the condition of existing workings. This information will be used to develop an on-going core drilling program and an initial mining plan.The Silver Wing mine consists of 10 patented mining claims across 70 acres in San Juan County, in southwest Colorado. “A thorough study of geological structures, past production, core drilling and extensive underground sampling records indicates that the total resource of the Silver Wing mine could exceed $200 million with approximately 80% of the resource value composed of silver and copper minerals,” stated Lee Rice, President & CEO for Colorado Goldfields.last_img read more

ZRK Vardar strikes again – Zebic and Khmyrova new signings

← Previous Story Gullden stays, Chana Masson coming to Viborg HK: “I only missing Champions League” Next Story → DHB-Pokal: HSV Hamburg first to reach the Final Four Maja ZebicTatiana KhmyrovaZRK Vardar SCBT ZRK Vardar SCBT Skopje making really strong team for the next season. After ambitious Macedonian team signed contract with Julija Nikolic, Andrea Lekic and Jovanka Radicevic, on the way to become a citizens of Skopje are also Croatian left wing Maja Zebic and Russian left back, Tatiana Khmyrova, find out Handball-Planet.com. Zebic is world class player with experience of playing at EHF Champions League with Podravka Koprivnica and Spanish Itxako. She is currently in Serbian champion RK Zajecar, who struggling to survive at Women’s Cup Winners Cup TOP 16 phase after defeat in Volgograd  – 31:23.Khmyrova is Russian NT member, playing for Dinamo Volgograd, two years in a row Russian champion, but this season on the third place… read more

Massif Tamu le plus grand volcan du monde se cache sous le

first_imgMassif Tamu, le plus grand volcan du monde se cache sous le PacifiqueLe plus grand volcan du monde, le Massif Tamu, se trouve sous l’océan Pacifique à 1.500 km à l’est du Japon. Il se serait formé il y a 145 millions d’années et s’étendrait sur plus de 200.000 kilomètres carrés.C’est une découverte de taille que des chercheurs américains viennent d’annoncer. A plus de 1.500 km au large de l’est des côtes japonaises sous l’océan Pacifique, ils ont révélé l’existence du volcan le plus large du monde. Connu sous le nom de Massif Tamu, il appartient à une chaîne de montagnes sous-marine appelée Shatsky Rise. S’il n’est pas très haut, le volcan s’étend sur une surface record. “Il s’agit d’un dôme large et arrondi de 450 km sur 650 km”, indiquent les auteurs dont l’étude paraitra le 8 septembre dans la revue Nature Geoscience. En guise de comparaison, le volcan hawaïen Mauna Loa, le plus grand volcan actif du monde, s’étend sur environ 3.200 kilomètres carrés, soit à peine 2% de la taille du Massif Tamu (plus de 200.000 kilomètres carrés). Pour trouver un dôme volcanique aux dimensions comparables, c’est sur Mars qu’il faut se rendre.Le plus grand volcan bouclier La planète rouge abrite en effet l’Olympus Mons, considéré à ce jour comme le volcan le plus large du système solaire. Ce dernier est environ 25% plus large que le Massif Tamu et peut être vu depuis la Terre par une nuit claire à l’aide d’un bon télescope. “Tamu Massif est le plus grand volcan bouclier jamais découvert sur Terre”, a commenté William Sager, professeur au Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science de l’Université de Houston. Un volcan bouclier est un type de volcan effusif qui se présente généralement sous la forme d’un mont conique avec en son centre, un large cratère rempli de lave fluide. Cette dernière peut voyager sur de longues distances et construire de vastes champs de lave. Néanmoins, le Massif Tamu qui s’est probablement formé il y a environ 145 millions d’années, s’est endormi quelques millions d’années seulement après sa formation et ne s’est pas réveillé depuis.Un mégavolcan unique ou un ensemble de volcans ?En vérité, cela fait bien longtemps que les géologues connaissent l’existence du Massif Tamu. Le Pr Sager l’étudie même depuis plus de 20 ans. Toutefois, les spécialistes n’avaient pas déterminé s’il s’agissait d’un simple “mégavolcan” ou d’un assemblage de nombreux points d’éruptions. Les “mégavolcans” contiennent des millions de kilomètres cubes de lave solidifiée. Mais ils sont si gigantesques que les scientifiques considèrent souvent qu’il s’agit d’un rassemblement de plusieurs volcans voisins. Le cas typique de mégavolcan est celui de l’île d’Hawaï qui est constitué de cinq “volcans boucliers” distincts. Même chose en Islande, l’île étant composée de dizaines de volcans. En analysant les échantillons et les données collectées, l’équipe du Pr Sager s’est cependant aperçue que la masse de basalte qui constituait le volcan Massif Tamu provenait d’une seule et unique source située près du centre. Il s’agit donc bien d’un véritable et unique mégavolcan. Mais comme l’ont expliqué les auteurs, il présente quelques particularités comparé aux autres.Pas comme les autres Outre sa taille impressionnante, sa forme est aussi inhabituelle. Il est bas mais large, ce qui signifie que la lave a certainement voyagé sur de longues distances comparé à la plupart des volcans terrestres. Le plancher marin est constellé de milliers de volcans sous-marins, la plupart d’entre eux étant petits et raides, à côté du Massif Tamu. “Il n’est pas haut, mais très large, donc les pentes de son flanc sont très graduelles. Si vous vous trouviez sur ses flancs, vous auriez du mal à dire de quel côté est le bas”, a indiqué le Pr Sager.”Nous savons que c’est un volcan unique immense construit à partir de flots massifs de lave qui ont émané du centre du volcan pour façonner une large forme de bouclier. Avant aujourd’hui, nous ne savions pas cela parce que les plateaux océaniques sont de gigantesques formations cachées sous l’océan. [Ces volcans] ont trouvé un bon endroit pour se cacher”, a t-il ajouté. Grâce à leur découverte, les géologues espèrent donc bien en apprendre davantage sur les mégavolcans.”Sa forme est différente des autres volcans sous-marins trouvés sur Terre, et il est très possible que cela nous donne quelques indices sur comment les volcans massifs peuvent se former. Une énorme quantité de magma est venue du centre, et ce magma a dû provenir du manteau de la Terre. C’est donc une information importante pour les géologues qui essaient de comprendre comment l’intérieur de la Terre fonctionne”, a encore précisé le Pr Sager dans un communiqué.D’autres à découvrir ?  À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une chose est sûre, selon les scientifiques, “le Massif Tamu démontre que les énormes volcans qu’on trouve sur d’autres planètes du système solaire ont des cousins, ici même sur Terre”. Il n’est donc pas du tout impossible que d’autres méga-volcans se situent sous les océans où ils restent tapis. “Nous n’avons pas les données nécessaires pour voir à l’intérieur et connaître leur structure, mais je ne serais pas surpris qu’on découvre que Tamu n’est pas seul”, a estimé le géologue. “En fait, le plus grand plateau océanique est l’Ontong Java, dans le Pacifique équatorial, à l’est des Iles Salomon. Et il est bien plus grand que le Tamu, il fait la taille de la France”, soit plus de 500.000 kilomètres carrés, a t-il relevé.(crédits photo : Will Sager) Le 6 septembre 2013 à 12:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Battle Ground naturopath organizes health network to focus on opioid addiction

first_imgJill Stansbury is exploring new ways to help Clark County.Stansbury, a licensed naturopath with almost 30 years experience, is cutting back hours at Battle Ground Healing Arts. But she’s looking to replace that gap through work with Clark County Community Health Network.The network is a local volunteer organization that wants to address the county’s opioid epidemic and environmental health.Stansbury has treated patients with opioid addictions and has had family impacted by the opioid epidemic, which killed more than 39 people in Clark County in 2017, and nearly 48,000 nationwide, according to the most current statistics.“I’ve seen the struggle people have had with general medicine not always being in their camp to get them healthier,” she said.Stansbury wants to increase the options available for people struggling with opioid use. She said the network would help pair people with treatment centers and mental health services, while also showing them resources that naturopathic medicine can offer. The network offers education classes on recovery, and can connect people with physicians who specialize in opioid recovery.“I think alternative medicine has some tools that are worthy of knowing about or worthy of people’s journey to recover,” Stansbury said.She also wants to create networking events so that local leaders can come together to discuss health issues. The network will offer seasonal events and classes such as diabetes workshops and nutrition classes. Additionally, the network will operate a farmers market in downtown Battle Ground throughout the summer that will support Clark County organic farmers.“The overall mission is broad and I hope will evolve over time,” Stansbury said.last_img read more

Obama unveils federal budget plan

first_imgWASHINGTON — Taking a pass on reining in government growth, President Barack Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion election-year budget plan Monday, calling for stimulus-style spending on roads and schools and tax hikes on the wealthy to help pay the costs. The ideas landed with a thud on Capitol Hill.Though the Pentagon and a number of Cabinet agencies would get squeezed, Obama would leave the spiraling growth of health care programs for the elderly and the poor largely unchecked. The plan claims $4 trillion in deficit savings over the coming decade, but most of it would be through tax increases Republicans oppose, lower war costs already in motion and budget cuts enacted last year in a debt pact with GOP lawmakers.Many of the ideas in the White House plan for the 2013 budget year will be thrashed out during this year’s election campaigns as the Republicans try to oust Obama from the White House and add Senate control to their command of the House.“We can’t just cut our way into growth,” Obama said at a campaign-style rally at a community college in the vote-rich Northern Virginia suburbs. “We can cut back on the things that we don’t need, but we also have to make sure that everyone is paying their fair share for the things that we do need.”Republicans were unimpressed. While the measure contains some savings to Medicare and Medicaid, generally by reducing payments to health providers, both programs would double in size over the coming decade.last_img read more

Portland doctors remove 37 magnets from girl

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 3-year-old Oregon girl who swallowed 37 tiny magnets is expected to make a full recovery.The Buckyballs were removed from the girl’s intestines Monday by doctors at Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center.Spokeswoman Maegan Vidal told KGW her parents took her to be checked after several days of flu-like symptoms. An X-ray revealed the magnets had formed themselves in a ring that looked like a bracelet. Swallowed magnets can pinch the digestive tract and cause serious damage.The maker of Buckyballs issued a statement regretting the incident and saying the magnets are not toys intended for children.last_img read more

Mike Chenault Awarded KPBSD Golden Apple Award

first_imgGolden Apple nominator Sean Dusek: “It is with great pleasure that I nominate Mike Chenault for a KPBSD Golden Apple Award for his tireless support of public education in Alaska.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Mike Chenault, Alaska House of Representatives, is a graduate of Kenai Central High School in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and now a recipient of a Golden Apple Award through KPBSD. He served on the KPBSD Board of Education before becoming a State Representative. His time in the State House of Representatives culminated in his election as Speaker of the House where he led Alaska in its strong support of public education. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education honored Mike Chenault, Alaska House of Representatives, for his dedication to the students of the school district, past, present, and future at their board meeting on Monday. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones: “When Mike Chenault was elected to the House of Representatives for the State of Alaska, he took it upon himself to become highly informed and aware of the details involved with funding K-12 schools in Alaska. He learned about the intricacies of SB 36 (K-12 funding formula in place at that time) and the shortcomings and inequities it created.”last_img read more

VW eGon concept is a cutapart eGolf meant to get kids excited

first_img 2019 Volkswagen Arteon first drive: Flagship fastback feels familiar Post a comment Review • 2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen: Stirring sensibility Tags 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI first drive: Long live the sport sedan Enlarge ImageMight want to wear a helmet when driving this thing around. Volkswagen Vehicle cutaways are usually relegated to auto shows and vehicle launches, as they help describe some of the underlying parts that contribute to a car’s handling or safety. Rarely are they still drivable, functional conveyances, but Volkswagen’s eGon is.VW on Friday previewed its eGon concept ahead of its formal debut at the IdeenExpo in Hanover, Germany. It shows off just about every inner working of the electric e-Golf, and I mean just about every, because it’s still a drivable, functional vehicle — minus the body panels and all that jazz.There’s a big education component, too. Not only will expo attendees get to check out the intricate components that compose an electric car, some of the parts will have QR codes on them. Scan one, and it’ll open up specific information about that one part. It makes sense that it’s debuting at IdeenExpo, since it’s one large youth even focused on science and technology.The idea for the eGon didn’t come from a suit with a marketing degree. Instead, it came from students in Volkswagen’s vocational training program. Eight students from eight different disciplines came together to create it, and the result speaks for itself. It’s more dynamic than the average cutaway, and it gives kids a look at a type of car that will be far more present than it currently is. “This is the first time I’ve been involved in this kind of project and I’ve learnt so much. The eGon model is very complex and required lots of different skills,” said Justin Pausch, one of VW’s vocational trainees, in a statement. “We’re really looking forward to IdeenExpo and presenting our project to visitors at the event.”vw-egon-inlineEnlarge ImageYou versus the car they told you not to worry about. Volkswagen 2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit review: The best daily driver gets better Share your voicecenter_img More From Roadshow Volkswagen More about 2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Concept Cars Electric Cars Hatchbacks 0 Volkswagenlast_img read more