Mosque shooter couldnt believe man he shot seven times survived fellow inmate

first_imgQUEBEC – Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette told a fellow inmate he couldn’t believe a man he pumped seven bullets into didn’t die, a Crown prosecutor told his sentencing arguments Wednesday.Francois Godin said Bissonnette made the comment when he saw Aymen Derbali on TV.Derbali lost the use of his legs in the January 2017 murderous rampage and is confined to a wheelchair.The Crown said the other prisoner told Quebec provincial police this past February that Bissonnette became enraged when he saw a TV report about a campaign to raise funds to buy Derbali a wheelchair-accessible home.“My parents will have nothing” and Derbali will get a house, Bissonnette reportedly told the inmate.The Crown did not explain why it did not file the prisoner’s declaration as evidence during Bissonnette’s trial but brought it up Wednesday during the cross-examination of a psychiatrist hired by the defence.The prisoner’s comments constitute hearsay as he did not testify at the trial, and Superior Court Justice Francois Huot said he will not take into account the exchange when he decides on a sentence for Bissonnette.Bissonnette, 28, pleaded guilty in March to six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder related to the deadly mosque shooting.The first-degree murder conviction carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.But Bissonnette can also receive consecutive sentences, which means he could spend up to 150 years in prison.Godin mentioned the reported exchange between Bissonnette and the other convict as he cross-examined psychiatrist Marie-Frederique Allard about what he viewed as the killer’s lack of empathy toward his victims.Even the judge weighed in on the subject, telling Allard that Bissonnette had remained impassive while hearing “blood-chilling” testimony from victims’ loved ones but that he immediately burst into tears when his own family was mentioned.“Then the waterworks are turned on,” Huot said.Allard said she believes Bissonnette has made certain progress in terms of showing empathy and that he has the capacity to further develop it.The defence announced Wednesday it has completed its arguments.In order to answer the defence’s psychiatric assessment, the Crown asked that Bissonnette meet on Wednesday afternoon with a psychiatrist of his choice.That person may testify Thursday morninglast_img read more

Tribunal into Ottawas handling of First Nations kids nearing its end after

first_imgAPTN National NewsA child welfare case that has taken a long road through the Canadian Human Rights Commission will soon come to an end.The complaint was filed seven years ago by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations.It alleges the federal government short-changes First Nations children in the child welfare system.The final arguments begin next week in Ottawa.APTN’s Annette Francis has a re-cap of what’s gone on at the tribunal and what to expect from the closing arguments.last_img

Old Fort Residents still without power no estimate on when it will

first_imgResidents can use the water taxi to transport fuel to the Old Fort but will need to organize transportation to the boat launch.Hydro crews did start the work to restore the outage, but crews were told to evacuate due to the area they were working was now under an evacuation order.  There is no estimate on when B.C. Hydro will be allowed back into the area to try and restore power. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Residents of the Old Fort are still without power, and there is no estimate on when power will be restored.The power went out at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday night, and B.C. Hydro crews were trying to restore power but were evacuated due to the landslide.  In a post to Facebook on Sunday, the Peace River Regional District said they would not be providing generators to residents of the Old Fort.last_img read more

Concerned at abuse of orphans in Iraq UNICEF urges measures in response

22 June 2007Reacting to broadcast images of children in a Baghdad orphanage suffering “horrific neglect and abuse,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today urged the Iraqi Government to assess conditions nationwide and take measures to address the problem. Reacting to broadcast images of children in a Baghdad orphanage suffering “horrific neglect and abuse,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today urged the Iraqi Government to assess conditions nationwide and take measures to address the problem.“Even in a country overshadowed by daily scenes of violence, these images are truly shocking,” said UNICEF Representative for Iraq, Roger Wright. “Making children suffer in this way is totally unacceptable.”The agency said all Iraqi children are at risk in the current conflict, but orphans – and those with special needs – are particularly vulnerable, while the plight of institutionalized children is exacerbated by the decline in qualified childcare workers. In a statement, UNICEF welcomed Prime Minister Nuri El Maliki’s call for a national enquiry into the conditions of children in orphanages, and urged the Iraqi Government “to enable a rapid assessment of all the country’s orphanages and juvenile centres as soon as possible.”UNICEF called for an open monitoring system for the management of children’s institutions and measures to improve the skills of caregivers and accelerating community-based childcare alternatives.At the same time, the agency paid tribute to the “tremendous determination of the majority of the Iraqi people to extend helping hands and to protect children” and urged that these efforts continue.“Caring for children is our primary responsibility as human beings, no matter what the circumstances,” said Mr. Wright. “I hope these terrible images from the Baghdad orphanage will spur us all on to do even more for Iraq’s children.” read more

Syria UN envoy strongly condemns bombings in Damascus and Homs

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, the UN envoy, Staffan de Mistura, condemned “yet another set of car bomb and suicide explosions in Damascus and Homs cities which killed and injured today over 100 people, including children.” Mr. da Mistura said in the statement that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL/Da’esh, claimed responsibility for the “terrorist acts.”

Football Former Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett signs with Indianapolis Colts as

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) calls a play in the first quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOne of Ohio State’s most decorated players found his way onto an NFL team.The Indianapolis Colts have signed former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett as an undrafted free agent Saturday, according to a tweet from Ohio State. Free Agent Alert: @JT_theQB4th @Colts #GoBucks #DevelopedHere #ColtsForged— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 29, 2018Barrett led the Buckeyes to two Big Ten championships during his four years, including a 2014 National Championship that Barrett watched from the sidelines after breaking his ankle against Michigan.Barrett got his first start in an Ohio State uniform following Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder injury in 2014. The then-redshirt freshman amassed 45 touchdowns and 3,772 total yards and finishing fifth in the Heisman voting.After 50 starts across four years, Barrett finished his Ohio State career with more offensive yards (12,697), passing touchdowns (104) and total touchdowns (147) than any other player in Big Ten history.Along with the numerous records accomplished while at Ohio State, Barrett went 38-6 as a starter while completing over 60 percent of his passes in each of his four seasons.The three-time captain led the Buckeyes to a 24-7 Cotton Bowl victory over USC and this year’s No. 3 pick Sam Darnold in the last game of his OSU career.In his sophomore season, Barrett threw for 211 yards and ran for 96 in a 44-28 Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame. A year later, again in the Fiesta Bowl, Barrett threw for 127 yards and two interceptions in a 31-0 defeat to Clemson in the College Football Playoff.At the NFL combine, Barrett was the second fastest quarterback in the 40-yard dash at 4.70 seconds. On the other end, Barrett finished with the third slowest three cone drill times of all quarterbacks (7.38 seconds). read more

The Warriors Defense Might Send Them Back To The NBA Finals

One thing that’s often lost amid the spectacle of the Golden State Warriors’ record-setting regular season is that this squad’s style is quite different from the one that went on a dominant championship run a year ago. The 2014-15 Warriors were astonishingly balanced; they had the NBA’s second-best offense and led the league in defensive efficiency. This season’s version, however, was first in offensive rating by a healthy margin but sixth-best on defense — good, but not great. The resulting team was ever-so-slightly better, but less symmetrical.In the playoffs, though, the Warriors’ defense has helped the team battle through Stephen Curry’s absence and reclaim the mantle of NBA title favorite. Here’s the offensive and defensive efficiency of this season’s playoff teams relative to average, accounting for the regular-season performance of a team’s opponents:1These numbers also factor in home-court advantage (roughly 2.8 points per 100 possessions) and the championship leverage of every game. 1Cleveland Cavaliers9-0+18.4+2.7+21.1 9Atlanta Hawks4-6-1.3-0.0-1.3 10Los Angeles Clippers2-4-3.2+1.2-2.1 6Indiana Pacers3-4-2.3+4.1+1.8 16Memphis Grizzlies0-4-12.9-5.2-18.1 Best team performances of the 2016 NBA playoffs 13Houston Rockets1-4-12.5+0.7-11.8 12Detroit Pistons0-4+2.3-10.8-8.4 The Cavs have blown away their playoff peers so far, but Golden State deserves credit as well for posting the best defensive performance of any remaining team. Indeed, the Warriors’ ratings look a lot like the balanced attack that drove their championship last season — even though Curry has suited up for just six of the team’s 12 games.When the Warriors require outbursts of unadulterated offensive brilliance — like, say, 12 points in 82 seconds or 17 points in an overtime period — Curry has been happy to oblige. But Golden State has also held the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder offense to an efficiency rate 10 points per 100 possessions below their regular-season standard through two games of the Western Conference finals. Even on nights when the Warrior offense isn’t operating at peak productivity, such as Game 1 against OKC, the defense can keep the game competitive into its final minutes.With Draymond Green leading the way, Golden State’s D in this series has already forced the Thunder into two of their 19 worst games of the season according to quantified shot quality, a player tracking-based measure that accounts for the location and conditions under which every shot is taken. In games 1 and 2, Kevin Durant’s shot quality has been his sixth- and 21st-worst of the year, and Russell Westbrook has been limited to his 31st and 24th-worst games. If it’s seemed like Russ and KD have been swimming upstream for long stretches in the series so far, this is why. The duo’s effective field goal percentage in the series is just 43 percent, far below their combined regular-season mark of 53 percent.There’s still plenty of time for the Thunder to wrest control of the series back from Golden State. But to do it, Oklahoma City will have to go through the Warrior defense, a unit that’s back to being as sturdy as it was during the team’s title run last season.Check out our latest NBA predictions. 15Charlotte Hornets3-4-11.5-4.5-16.0 2Golden State Warriors9-3+5.5+4.8+10.3 14Dallas Mavericks1-4-5.6-10.0-15.7 5Portland Trail Blazers5-6+3.9-1.7+2.2 7Miami Heat7-7-2.2+2.7+0.5 11Boston Celtics2-4-10.4+2.1-8.3 3Oklahoma City Thunder9-4+6.1+1.6+7.7 4San Antonio Spurs6-4+0.9+4.9+5.8 Team efficiencies adjusted for strength of schedule using opponents‘ regular-season stats.Source: 8Toronto Raptors8-7+0.9-0.7+0.2 TEAMRECORDOFFENSEDEFENSETOTAL read more

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first_img“MINExpo 2012 promises to provide us with the perfect opportunity to exhibit our slope monitoring solutions. Attendees will see how our SSRTM and our Work Area Monitor (WAMTM) measure the movement of slopes in open pit mines, and provide early warning for the safe evacuation of people and equipment in case of a wall collapse,” said GroundProbe’s Sales Representative, John Metzger. “Our technology detects the amount, shape and degree of the wall movement, and indicates where movement occurs. With this information, a decision can be made to safely evacuate people and assets.”Analysis of the data produced by these radars can be used to further understand a mine’s condition. Geotechnical engineers or mine engineers use the data to perform predictive analysis and plan more productive and profitable operations. Interpreting the data makes it possible to manage high risk areas and increase the life of the mine.last_img read more

New Iron Fist Trailer Features Corporate Intrigue and Hobo KungFu

first_imgStay on target The Cinematic Sex of Marvel’s Netflix UniverseMarvel’s Axed Netflix Shows Could Be Revived by Disney Iron Fist is about a month away, but unless you’re already intimately familiar with character’s kung-fu lore, the last piece of the Marvel/Netflix puzzle remains a mystery. The new, full Iron Fist trailer tries to fix that. If you had no idea who the final Defender was, this best look yet at his upcoming streaming show should get you up to speed.Check it out!While previous Iron Fist trailers featured the somber tone of a proper martial arts epic, this new trailer opens with the lighter comedic tone we’ve come to expect from Marvel. Danny Rand, who went missing as a child, cheerfully walks into a fancy corporate building like a SoCal hobo and roughs up some guards. After years of training in the hidden land of K’un-Lun to master the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist, Danny Rand returns to New York to reclaim his company from family frenemy Harold Meachum and his Trump-esque children Joy and Ward.But as the trailer goes on it becomes clear Danny’s true purpose is to use his punching skills to presumably deal with whatever mystical ninja nonsense has been plaguing Marvel’s Hell’s Kitchen since the Daredevil days. Expect a lot of hallway fights. Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple is there of course for bloody night nurse duty, and we also get to see Jessica Henwick’s take on martial artist Colleen Wing. Finn Jones remains an affable, if controversial, pick for Iron Fist himself.Since this is the final Marvel Netflix show before the big Defenders team-up later this year, perhaps Iron Fist will directly lead into whatever is going down in that crossover. Will Sigourney Weaver’s villain show up? But more importantly, when exactly will Iron Fist wear some version of his green-and-yellow get-up? The easy answer is the 13th and final episode, but I’m betting it’s the episode directed by The RZA, famous Wu-Tang Clan leader and director of the unrelated The Man with the Iron Fists.Iron Fist drops on Netflix March 17.last_img read more

Harvey Aid And Flood Insurance High Priorities As Texans Return To Congress

first_imgPu Ying Huang for The Texas TribuneFloodwaters threaten the Grand Vista neighborhood in Richmond on Aug. 28, 2017. Residents were forced to evacuate due rising water from the Brazos River.It’s hard to find anyone who can remember the last time all 36 Texans in the U.S. House came together for a delegation-wide meeting.But that’s just how cataclysmic of an event Hurricane Harvey was to the entire state: U.S. Reps. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, and Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, are gathering all of the Congressional Texans together later this week to sort out how the delegation can best use its size and influence to advocate for the devastated Houston, Beaumont and Corpus Christi regions. “This is not a normal time,” U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, told reporters Tuesday when asked to forecast how the Congress will tackle a whole host of fiscal issues this month, including how to address flood insurance in Houston. The U.S. House is set to cast the first votes for an initial round of Hurricane Harvey relief funding Wednesday. But Congress is also facing a Sept. 30 deadline to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Plan, which is the arm of the government that settles the claims of flood insurance policyholders. The program was, as U.S. Rep. Gene Green put it, “way over-committed,” even before Harvey. But given the damage of that storm and concerns about a new one, Hurricane Irma, that appeared Tuesday to be headed toward the Florida coast, Congress is all but certain to commit more funds to the program. But how much? That’s the question facing the limited-government Republicans who dominate the delegation, and Congress, for that matter. Delegation sources tell the Tribune they are confident they have the legislative muscle to secure some renewed funding. But the scale of the damage is still an unknown and many of these fiscal conservatives are already becoming anxious over the size of the estimates.For some in the delegation, the goal is to avoid taking any hard stances as negotiations continue in the coming days and weeks.Also, flood insurance will not help everyone affected by the storm. Only 17 percent of homes in the hardest hit areas in the state had flood insurance, according to a Washington Post analysis. For those who do have coverage, a homeowner can expect up to $250,000 to cover damage to the structural house, and $100,000 for belongings inside the home.  The funding problems escalate as members of Congress ponder how – or even whether – to help homeowners who did not have flood insurance.Green, a Houston Democrat and a flood insurance policyholder himself, has seen several hurricanes blow through Houston in his 25 years in the U.S. House.“What happens if you don’t have flood insurance, [the Federal Emergency Management Agency] gives you a certain amount,” he said, often in the form of a Small Business Administration loan far less generous than the payments received by those with flood insurance. Several members concurred that funds could be diverted from the Small Business Administration into loans.  But the concept of backing every damaged home is daunting. And not everyone is a fan of the National Flood Insurance Program. The program was created decades ago, when the business model for flood insurance was unsustainable in the private market. To critics, it is a government-funded moral hazard that encourages citizens to build homes in places where they should not exist because of the costs and likelihood of flooding. One of the chief critics of the program is a Texan, U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Dallas. From his perch as the House Financial Services Committee chairman, he is an advocate for radical changes to the program including ones designed to encourage more private insurers into the market.Still, as Texans returned to Congress Tuesday night, greeted by colleagues from other parts of the country with hugs and sympathy, a measure to extend the flood insurance program past its looming deadline seems likely to pass in some form.For Green, though, this is a no brainer.“It’s not a tough vote for me because of where I come from,” said Green.  Sharelast_img read more

Drake Gives Postgame Interview Like He Was Named Finals MVP

first_imgDrake became a major media storyline during the Finals for repeatedly interjecting himself into the action, and following the Raptors title clinching game 6 win he continued to blur the line between fan and player by addressing the media like he actually played in the Finals.Watch a delusional Drake address the media gaggle like he was Fred VanVleet. This is hall of fame delusion and the pinnacle of his quest to become the world’s ultimate jock sniffer..@drake says this is poetic. #WeTheNorth— Carlan Gay (@TheCarlanGay) June 14, 2019last_img

Motorcyclist with a passion for speed

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Riaan Buys has been a biker since his schooling days. He might not have been able to afford the BMW S1000RR motorbike he now owns, but his passion for speed has grown since his younger years.He is a family man and has two boys who have already started to acquire a passion for the life of a motorcyclist.Riaan feels that just because you have a fast or expensive bike does not mean you are a good rider. “All these guys who speed in town should go to a track like Redstar where speeding is much safer and you learn your bike.”Riaan has attended various classes on riding a bike and has learned how to handle different situations. He is a busy man as he is a project leader at Canvas & Tent and is often out of town, so when he gets home, his family comes first – but he likes to go riding as much as he can.His wife encourages him in this passion he has for speed. She is keen on riding off-road with him and their children.Riaan says that all his spare time and money goes into his hobby, and it is an expensive hobby to maintain. He adds that it’s about going fast and gaining experience on the track. “You really have to have a passion for speed to enjoy riding bikes,” smiles Riaan. Although it is such an expensive sport to pursue, if you have the passion, it is worth every cent. Riaan is planning on taking part in a four to eight-hour race which will be held at Phakisa. This is a race one would do with one’s friends, as it is a group-friendly amateur race.Riaan is not part of any biking club, and says it would be great if things got to the stage where people could just ride together and enjoy the sport.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more

FireEyes Global DNS Hijacking Campaign suspects Iranianbased group as the prime source

first_imgFireEye, a US cybersecurity firm, have disclosed details about their DNS hijacking campaign. In their recent report, the company shared that they have identified huge DNS hijacking affecting multiple domains belonging to government, telecommunications and internet infrastructure entities across the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and North America. FireEye analysts believe an Iranian-based group is the source behind these attacks, although they do not have a definitive proof. The analysts also said that “they have been tracking this activity for several months, mapping and understanding the innovative tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) deployed by the attacker”. The FireEye Intelligence team has also identified an access from Iranian IPs to machines used to intercept, record and forward network traffic. The team also mentions that these IP addresses were previously observed during the response to an intrusion attributed to Iranian cyber espionage actors. The FireEye report highlights three different techniques used to conduct these attacks. Techniques to manipulate the DNS records and enable victim compromises 1. Altering DNS A Records Source: FireEye Here the attackers first logged into a proxy box used to conduct non-attributed browsing and as a jumpbox to other infrastructure. The attacker then logs into the DNS provider’s administration panel, utilising previously compromised credentials. Attackers change the DNS records for victim’s mail server in order to redirect it to their own mail server. They have used Let’s Encrypt certificates to support HTTPS traffic, and a load balancer to redirect victims back to the real email server after they’ve collected login credentials from victims on their shadow server. The username, password and domain credentials are harvested and stored. 2. Altering DNS NS Records Source: FireEye This technique is the same as the previous one. However, here the attacker exploits a previously compromised registrar or ccTLD. 3. A DNS Redirector Source: FireEye This technique is a conjunction of the previous two. The DNS Redirector is an attacker operations box which responds to DNS requests. Here, if the domain is from inside the company, OP2 responds with an attacker-controlled IP address, and the user is re-directed to the attacker-controlled infrastructure. Analysts said that a large number of organizations have been affected by this pattern of DNS record manipulation and fraudulent SSL certificates. These include telecoms and ISP providers, internet infrastructure providers, government and sensitive commercial entities. According to FireEye report, “While the precise mechanism by which the DNS records were changed is unknown, we believe that at least some records were changed by compromising a victim’s domain registrar account.” To know more about this news in detail, read the FireEye report. Read Next FireEye reports North Korean state sponsored hacking group, APT38 is targeting financial institutions Reddit posts an update to the FireEye’s report on suspected Iranian influence operation Justice Department’s indictment report claims Chinese hackersbreached business and government networklast_img read more

Latin American countries outpacing Costa Ricas Human Development Index despite improvements

first_imgInequality and access to education are Costa Rica’s most pressing issues, according to the United Nations Development Program’s 2014 Human Development Index  (HDI), released Thursday.The report measures human develop through three factors: life expectancy, access to education and the ability to live a dignified life.Costa Rica ranked 11th in Latin America and the Caribbean and 68th out of the 187 countries surveyed. The 10 regional countries that scored higher than Costa Rica are: Chile (41), Cuba (44), Argentina (49), Uruguay (50), Bahamas (51), Barbados (59), Antigua and Barbuda (61), Trinidad and Tobago (64), Panama (65) and Venezuela (67).Norway topped the 2014 list while Niger ranked last in the HDI.“Costa Rica has shown important advances in its human development during the last several decades. Since 1980 average age rose 7.4 years; the average year of schooling and expected schooling has grown 3 and 3.9 years,” said UNDP Resident Representative Yoriko Yasukawa in a statement.The report highlighted Costa Rica as an example of how to provide universal services to the public despite limited resources and lower levels of development. Costa Rica was in good company, listed alongside Sweden, Norway, Denmark and South Korea, when it came to recognizing long-term investment in education, health and social security.The UNDP considered inequality a huge mark against Costa Rica. Yasukawa stressed that the country should work to ensure that Costa Rica’s economic growth is more equally distributed, especially when it comes to women and minorities, including Afro-descendent Costa Ricans, indigenous peoples and the LGBT community. The UN representative said that these groups struggle with access to political participation, employment and dignified salaries.The report lauded Costa Rica for its relatively high female participation in politics and the workforce, where it reached 46.4 percent.Costa Rica’s indicators have continued to improve over the years, according to the report, but improvements in other countries in the Americas are overtaking the Central American country’s progress.Costa Rica ranked 96th in the world for average years of education at 8.4 years. The United States and Germany tied for first place in average years of education at 12.9 years each. In the region, Bahamas (10.9), Trinidad and Tobago (10.8), Cuba (10.2), Argentina and Chile (9.8), Panama and Barbados (9.4), Belize (9.3), Bolivia (9.2), Peru (9.0), Antigua and Barbuda (8.9), Venezuela, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Granada (8.6), Guyana, Mexico and Uruguay (8.5), reported higher average years of schooling.Per capita Gross National Income (purchasing power parity in 2011 numbers) rose to $13.012 in 2013, exceeding the figure in 2012. Bahamas, Chile, Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda, Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Brazil, and Barbados all outscored Costa Rica. The Gulf Arab nation Qatar topped the list for GNI at $119.Costa Ricans’ average life expectancy of 79.9 years was behind Chile (80) in the Americas, but still outpaced Cuba (79.3), Dominica (77.7) Panama (77.6) and Mexico (77.5).“Even though the country has important challenges like ensuring access for all people to public services, especially health and education, Costa Rica’s results are historically hopeful and make us optimistic that the country will take action to achieve this soon,” said Yasukawa.Read the full report here. Facebook Comments Related posts:President Solís reaffirms carbon neutrality goal in UN Climate Summit address Costa Rica meets Millennium Development Goal for hunger reduction UN secretary-general hops on a bike to promote urban cycling Costa Rica top ‘out-performer’ in 2016 Social Progress Indexlast_img read more

Majestic Whales Encounters launches first QLD adventure – Swim

first_imgMajestic Whales Encounters launches first QLD adventure – SwimMajestic Whales Encounters launches first QLD adventure – SwimTwo of Australia’s natural World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest – feature in a brand new package offered by Majestic Whales Encounters, which will see travellers swim with dwarf minke whales, snorkel on the famous reef, and stay in a luxurious rainforest treehouse.The ‘Swim with Dwarf Minke Whales’ 10-night package is the first Queensland trip offered by Australian company, Majestic Whales, which is known for its whale swim holidays in Tonga and now expanding into other whale-rich waters, including Norway and Queensland.Beginning on June 28, 2019, the package aims to coincide with dwarf minke whales’ annual migration to the waters known as the Ribbon Reefs – the only place in the world where you can swim with them. Their inquisitive nature brings them close to boats, divers and snorkelers, often swimming just a metre away as they playfully lift their heads out of the water to observe the boats, tail-slap the water and breach.The adventure begins in Cairns, where travellers will transfer to the five-star Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree – their home for the next three nights. Staying in private treehouses, guests can enjoy the sounds and sights of nature from their outdoor verandahs. A day tour of the beautiful Daintree rainforest and Cape Tribulation will take place the following day, while guests can choose between exploring Mossman Gorge or just relaxing at Silky Oaks Lodge with a luxurious day spa the next day.Guests will then transfer to Cairns and board the Spirit of Freedom for eight days of swimming with dwarf minke whales and exploring the remote Ribbon Reefs – perfect for snorkeling and diving with their huge range of biodiversity, from the giant, fluorescent clam to the vividly red flame file shell. A marine biologist will be onboard to share his knowledge.The 10-night package begins on June 28, 2019, and is available from $7588 twin share, including a seven-night cruise, all main meals, all transfers, day tour to the Daintree, whale swims and Australian beer and wine with evening meals on the cruise. Flights to Cairns are extra.For bookings or information, call Majestic Whale Encounters on 0405 594 253 or visit = Majestic Whale Encounterslast_img read more

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former state lawmaker April Fairfield of Bismarck,Siats said,” he said. Establishment sellout. The cleric pointed out that the spate of violence was a fallout of political grievances among those not favoured within the power circle. Clinton described the couple’s personal and political relationship and how they constantly negotiate the two The former president admitted that his political aspirations took the front seat during the first two decades of their marriage and referred to Hillary as his “rock” during politically and personally tumultuous times He pointed to his 1980 loss to Republican Frank D White in the Arkansas gubernatorial election as one such moment “I was the youngest former governor in American history in 1980 on election night…My career prospects were not particularly bright” he said to Tapper “And she never blinked She just said ‘Hey It’ll turn around I believe in you You’ve got this’” Bill implied that now was Hillary’s time echoing sentiments he shared in a 2014 interview with “BBC Newsnight” in India In that interview he described their marriage as a 52-year pact “We were married a very long time when she was always in effect deferring to my political career” he said “I told her when she got elected to the Senate from New York that she’d given me 26 years and so I intended to give her 26 years Whatever she wanted to do was fine with me If she wanted to know my opinion I would tell her but she had carte blanche to make whatever decisions she wanted and tell me what I was supposed to do about it” Bill has taken a backseat in Hillary’s campaign Though he plans to be by her side at her first rally of the campaign on Saturday he has yet to travel or raise money for her This was not the case in her 2008 bid [CNN] Contact us at editors@timecomUK Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in spring 2017 although no firm timing has been arranged her office confirmed Thursday evening May’s joint chiefs of staff Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy travelled to New York and Washington in mid-December on a secret mission to rebuild bridges with Trump’s advisors Downing Street said May was critical of Trump during the presidential campaign saying in December 2015 that his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States was “divisive unhelpful and wrong” The meeting between Trump and May’s aides took place around a month after the President-elect suggested via Twitter that Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage should be Britain’s ambassador to the US. with Israeli forces using tear gas and live fire to force back smaller numbers of demonstrators who approached within a few hundred yards (meters) of the heavily fortified border fence. which called for an "independent and transparent investigation" of the violence. 100 units of Sharp Digital photographers,com/hj8eIZ71wc Liz Habib (@LizHabib) May 2.

knowing that we will be free one day. It’s a compromise.” Apparently rattled by the nationwide confusion the blunder had triggered, or are they going to be tested in real life.Attorney General Eric Holder asked state leaders on Tuesday to enact “clear and consistent” reforms that would allow former prison inmates to vote ” Holder said.The company hopes to have an investment offering for which minimum investment hasn’t been set but could be $5. Several ships will work off the coastline while scientists will be based at the former drilling site of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide ice core, who had an empire called Kanem-Borno Empire, Beth Ditto is best known as the memorable frontwoman for disco-punk band Gossip and a fashion icon in her own right. Modi said projects worth Rs 25.

an entire chapter of the book, And Southgate said his experience of travelling to Russia for last year’s Confederations Cup was on a par to previous World Cups. With little time left on their clock, “Filling those vacancies will shape the court for the next generation and it’ll be a huge issue in both the primaries and the general election. Requiring the defendant to restore the affected wetlands sends an important message,British film and stage actress Billie Whitelaw, and called his presentation propaganda. make sure you’re getting plenty of the soluble kind, Write to Katie Reilly at Katie. who named the film in a mass email.

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The NGO had claimed the CBI and the then AIIMS Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), had written to the then health minister Harsh Vardhan to "divest" Chaturvedi of the charge of AIIMS CVO. In order to get around some of these tactics, IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices, and culture. Trump insisted that he was fine coming in second, When students and teachers were leaving the school on 18 March, “or to do high-speed filming under water in the field, the BBC reported. "After 17 months in Washington.

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