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BC grapples with future of Site C as Premier Horgan sends ministers

first_imgVICTORIA – The fate of the largest public project in British Columbia’s history, the Site C hydroelectric dam, will be the focus of intense scrutiny this week as provincial cabinet ministers travel north for last-minute consultations.The New Democrats promised to decide Site C’s fate by the end of the year after a review by the B.C. Utilities Commission, the province’s independent energy regulator, concluded the dam is over budget and behind schedule.Construction work on the $8.3-billion project began near Fort St. John in the northeastern part of the province more than two years ago.The heat is on, said Premier John Horgan, who is sending his ministers of Indigenous relations and energy to the region for consultations with First Nations and community representatives this week.Horgan said he will continue to crunch numbers and try to decide what’s best for rate payers.“This is not an easy choice. This is not an easy decision,” he said. “We’re going to be grappling with it for the next couple of weeks. I’m not underestimating the challenge ahead of me.”Deciding the project’s future is the first major test of the minority New Democrats, who have said it will impact the entire province. Site C has been marked by environmental, economic, technological and Indigenous rights concerns that have become the front lines of political battles in the province.“I, now as the leader of the government, have to look at what the consequences are of what our decision will be going forward,” Horgan said.Environmental studies expert Karen Bakker said the utilities commission’s recent report shows the project’s cost could grow to $12 billion, all to provide energy that isn’t required.“It’s a very expensive project,” said Bakker, who led a team at the University of British Columbia that produced five reports on Site C. “That’s the conundrum the province is facing. This could be a huge money sink for the province.”The utilities commission was asked by the NDP government to confirm whether Crown-owned BC Hydro is on target to complete construction of Site C on budget and by 2024. It was also asked to provide advice on three possible outcomes: proceeding with the project, suspending construction until 2024 or terminating it.The commission concluded suspending and restarting the project in 2024 is the least attractive option, and would add at least $3.6 billion to the price tag.The review didn’t make a recommendation on whether the province should proceed with or cancel the dam, but said terminating Site C would cost $1.8 billion while completing it could cost more than $10 billion.The commission also said there are viable alternative energy sources, including wind, geothermal and industrial curtailment, that could provide similar benefits with an equal or lower cost.“The commission’s report is very clear that there are high economic risks,” Bakker said.She said the project also faces potential lawsuits from Indigenous groups.But Liberal Mike Bernier, who represents the Dawson Creek area near the dam, said killing Site C would result in the province losing $4 billion, with nothing to show for its investment.He said more than 2,000 people are currently working on the dam and their jobs are now under threat.“Site C is a generational opportunity to help the province grow, give us cheap renewable power and have opportunities for my kids and everybody else’s kids,” Bernier said. “To me that’s why this project is something I’m fighting for because I see the opportunities of building our province.”He said six of eight Indigenous groups near the dam site have signed benefits agreements with BC Hydro.Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser said he will speak with supporters and opponents of Site C when he visits northeastern B.C. this week.“We will be meeting with all of the nations regardless of their take on the project or their involvement in any benefits agreements or their opposition,” he said. “It’s to listen because we don’t know what we are going to do.”Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nation, which is opposed to the dam, had a message for the government during a recent protest at the legislature.“It’s not this government that approved this project, but it is this government that has the ability to stop this thing,” he said.last_img read more

Rare Barbary Macaque Born at Morocco’s National Zoo in Rabat

Rabat –  Morocco’s National Zoo in Rabat has announced the birth of a Barbary Macaque on May 28. The zoo shared its exciting news on Twitter yesterday.The Barbary Macaque, or Macaca Sylvanus, is endemic to Morocco, Algeria, and Gibraltar, and is the only species of macaque outside Asia. In Morocco, it inhabits the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas mountains near Ifrane and west of Marrakech, as well as the Rif Mountains and near Tangier. It is one of the many tourist attractions in the country. Barbary Macaque distribution in Morocco. Photo credit: IUCNAccording to the High Commission for Water and Forestry, Morocco has lost 65% of its macaque population in the last 30 years, mainly due to deforestation and consequential loss of habitat, but also due to hunting, and illegal traffic.They can sometimes be seen at the Jemaa El Fna plaza in Marrakech, where they are kept on chains, performing tricks or posing for photos with tourists to make money for their handlers. They are also sold illegally in Europe as pets.The species was listed in 2008 as “endangered” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List. In 2016 it was also listed as a protected species under the Convention on the International Trade of Species Threatened with Extinction.Wild Barbary Macaques near Azrou, Morocco.Despite the listings, numbers have still continued to decrease. Morocco does not have a national strategy in place to protect the species, but NGOs like the Barbary Macaque Awareness & Conservation (BMAC) run education and research programs to help preserve the species. read more

Canadians debt mountain tops 15trillion

TORONTO — Canadians continue to pile on debt and now collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion, according to the latest figures from Equifax Canada.[np_storybar title=”How Canada’s auto loan bubble has become a ticking time bomb” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/11/22/how-canadas-auto-loan-bubble-has-become-a-ticking-time-bomb/”%5DSpurred by tantalizingly low interest rates, sweeteners like stretched out loan timelines, and increasingly confident consumers who worship their wheels, car debt has been growing at a phenomenal pace. Read on [/np_storybar]The consumer credit rating agency says the level at the end of the third quarter was up 7.4 per cent from $1.409 trillion a year ago.Nearly two-thirds of the total owed, or $985.1 billion, is mortgage debt.Excluding mortgages, the average debt held by Canadians stands at $20,891.The auto loan and instalment loan sectors showed the most significant increases, at 6.8 and 5.8 per cent year-over-year respectively.“Following a frenzied start to the festive shopping season with more to come in the countdown to Christmas, we can expect the consumer debt to rise even further,” said Regina Malina, senior director of decision insights at Equifax Canada.How this couple paid off over $20,000 of credit card debt in 14 monthsHow this family got into $109,000 of credit card debt while earning 6 figures — and paid it off in 4 yearsAbout half of Canadians expect to be in debt when they retire Despite the increase in debt, the delinquency rate  — defined as bills more than 90 days past due — remains on a downward trend and now stands at just 1.1 per cent, Equifax said.“While the debt numbers are worrisome, it’s certainly positive to see delinquency and bankruptcy rates inch down each quarter,” said Malina. “The fact is, while debt figures have gone up, they have increased at a slower rate in the third quarter with most Canadians seemingly still spending within their means.”Equifax said the increase in consumer demand for new credit has been driven mainly by credit card and auto credit inquiries.As well, demand for consumer credit has now increased for six consecutive quarters in the West, while activity in the Eastern provinces continues to slow. read more

Anna Hazare to visit Sri Lanka

“Hazare will visit Canada and Sri Lanka some time in September. He has also received invitations from various parts of the country and abroad. Keeping the fact in mind that he is travelling to far off places, the state government should give him foolproof protection even if he refuses security cover,” he said. “It is the government’s responsibility to protect his life.” The fast led to nation-wide protests in support. The fast ended on 9 April 2011, a day after the government accepted Hazare’s demands. The government issued a gazette notification on the formation of a joint committee, consisting of government and civil society representatives, to draft the legislation Meanwhile Hazare’s lawyer, Milind Pawar, told the Times of India that the activist has received death threats and they have urged the authorities to provide protection to him. Well known Indian social activist Anna Hazare is to visit Sri Lanka sometime this month.Hazare started an indefinite hunger strike on 5 April 2011 to exert pressure on the Indian government to enact a stringent anti-corruption law, The Lokpal Bill, 2011 as envisaged in the Jan Lokpal Bill, for the institution of an ombudsman with the power to deal with corruption in public places. read more

Sri Lanka keen to resume oil import from Iran

Sri Lanka is interested to resume import of crude oil and oil products from Iran, Susil Premajayantha, the country’s minister of science, technology and research, said.Premajayantha made the remarks during a meeting with Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, the IRNA news agency reported today. Iran hasn’t resumed oil export to Sri Lanka due to banking problems despite almost one year has passed since the sanctions on Iran have been eliminated.The dispute over a huge unpaid oil bill due to Iran by Sri Lanka remains unresolved. Last October, Mohsen Qamsari, the then director for international affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said that the two countries are negotiating to resolve banking problems and it is expected that oil exports will be resumed in the near future.Sri Lankan media reported that President Maithripala Sirisena has cancelled a planned visit to Iran beginning on January 21.The Foreign Ministry has told Iranian authorities that President Sirisena will be unable to visit on the agreed dates due to other urgent commitments. However, no formal reasons have been announced. (Colombo Gazette) He expressed hope that the two countries’ energy co-op would be boosted after settling the “remaining financial obstacles.” Zarif, for his turn, said that developing cooperation with Asian countries including Sri Lanka in various fields is a priority for the Islamic Republic, the Trend news service reported. read more

Shaw Communications is selling its stake in Corus Entertainment for 548 million

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. is selling its stake in Corus Entertainment Inc. for $548 million.Under the deal, the cable and telecommunications company will sell 80.63 million class B Corus shares at a price of $6.80 per share through a secondary offering.Corus shares closed at $8.06 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday.The sale represents a roughly 38 per cent stake in Corus. Shaw said the money from the sale will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of debt.Corus will not receive any of the proceeds of the sale.Corus is a Canadian broadcasting company that owns Global Television Network, radio stations, and a portfolio of specialty TV channels including the HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, YTV and Treehouse networks. Why Canada’s next 5G spectrum auction could be even bigger Canadian households with streaming TV to eclipse traditional cable, satellite next year: report Shaw Communications swings to $155 million profit from loss a year ago read more

In France Ban and President Hollande discuss global issues including upcoming Paris

Both men discussed the different ways of engaging Heads of State and Governments on the issue of climate change, including on the margins of the 70th session of the General Assembly in New York in September, as well as at other meetings involving leaders, indicates a read-out.They agreed on the importance of drawing attention to the climate finance package for The meeting of States Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-21) “as early as possible,” such as at the meeting of Finance Ministers in Lima in October, while operationalizing the Green Climate Fund and reaching out to all Member States to further accelerate momentum in the coming months.The Secretary-General and the French President also discussed a number of peace and security issues, including the situations in Ukraine, Syria, Libya, as well as the Middle East Peace Process. While they noted progress towards elections and restoring security in the Central African Republic, Mr. Ban stressed his resolve and commitment in addressing issues of misconduct, including sexual exploitation and abuse, by UN peacekeepers.In the aftermath of his visit to Nigeria, the Secretary-General and President Hollande also discussed the threat of Boko Haram across the region and the need to address violent extremism everywhere. read more

UEFA charges AEK Athens Ajax for Champions League disorder

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA has charged AEK Athens and Ajax after fan violence at their Champions League game on Tuesday.UEFA says its disciplinary panel will meet Dec. 13 to judge six charges against AEK, including crowd disturbances, and two against Ajax.A fire bomb exploded near the section of visiting Ajax fans at the Athens Olympic Stadium, and flares and smoke canisters were thrown.Riot police clashed with fans in the stadium and in Athens ahead of the game, which Ajax won 2-0.AEK faces a potential stadium closure, though its next home European game will not be this season because it will finish last in its group.Ajax fans could be banned from the Round of 16 away game as part of a previous sanction for disorder at Benfica this month.___More at https://www.apnews.com/ChampionsLeagueThe Associated Press read more

Chasse à la baleine le Japon narrêtera pas cette longue tradition historique

first_imgChasse à la baleine : le Japon n’arrêtera pas cette “longue tradition historique”Le ministre de l’Agriculture et des pêches japonais a indiqué à l’AFP que Tokyo ne comptait pas arrêter la chasse à la baleine, une activité “qui fait partie de notre culture”, a-t-il indiqué. Les actions menées par les associations écologistes contre les baleiniers japonais ne changent rien à cette volonté pourtant contraire à la loi édictée par la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI).Depuis de nombreuses années, le Japon chasse la baleine en s’appuyant sur une tolérance de la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI) qui autorise la chasse à des fins de recherche. Pourtant, selon plusieurs enquêtes qui ont été menées, la chair des cétacés est bel et bien mise en vente à des fins culinaires au Japon. Ce faisant, Tokyo va à l’encontre de cet organisme international qui proscrit toute pêche commerciale. Cette hypocrisie a été dénoncée mardi par le ministre australien de l’Environnement, Tony Burke, qui a souligné : “Je ne vois pas ce qu’il y a de scientifique à harponner une baleine, la découper en morceaux et la mettre dans une assiette”. D’ailleurs, les nippons ne se cachent même plus de consommer les baleines qu’ils harponnent. En effet, le ministre de l’Agriculture et des pêches japonais, Yoshimasa Hayashi, a déclaré que la pêche à la baleine “est une culture, et une longue tradition historique. Le Japon est une île, alors prendre de bonnes protéines de l’océan est important pour l’alimentation. C’est très important pour la sécurité alimentaire”. Cité par l’AFP, il précise “je suis de Shimonoseki”, une ville portuaire d’où partent de nombreux navires japonais pour la chasse baleinière annuelle en Antarctique. Très clairement, Yoshimasa Hayashi n’envisage donc pas de mettre un jour un terme à cette pêche que de nombreux pays critiquent. Pour lui, ces critiques “sont des attaques culturelles, des préjugés sur la culture japonaise”. “Nous avons cette culture et vous ne l’avez pas”À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cette ligne de défense reste la même depuis des années et le ministre de rajouter “nous n’avons jamais dit que tout le monde devait manger de la baleine. En tout cas pourquoi ne pas au moins être d’accord sur nos désaccords ? Nous avons cette culture et vous ne l’avez pas”. Il poursuit : “Dans certains pays, on mange du chien, en Corée par exemple, en Australie on mange du kangourou. Nous, on ne mange pas ces animaux, mais on ne leur demande pas pour autant d’arrêter de le faire parce que nous comprenons que cela fait partie de leur culture. Alors je dis : s’il vous plaît comprenez la nôtre”.Actuellement, la Norvège et l’Islande sont les seuls pays au monde à pratiquer une chasse commerciale au petit rorqual (ou baleine de Minke). Ces deux pays ne s’estiment pas liés au moratoire international entré en vigueur en 1986, ayant émis des réserves officielles à l’égard du texte.Le 27 février 2013 à 20:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Bahamas Red Cross Society Announces 2018 Ball

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 21, 2017 – Nassau – The Committee for the 46th Annual Red Cross Ball today announced that planning was underway for the signature formal event of the 2018 calendar.   Under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG, Governor-General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Ball will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7pm at the Baha Mar Convention Centre, Cable Beach.The Ball is the Bahamas Red Cross’ largest annual benefit and has provided considerable funding to assist the Society in fulfilling its mandate of ‘alleviating human suffering wherever it may be found’.“Over the last three years, there has been varying levels of devastation experienced in The Bahamas be it from natural disasters or economic fallout,” said Craig Tony Gomez, President Bahamas Red Cross Society.   “As a result, the doors of the Bahamas Red Cross have been open and used as refuge and resource for many more persons across the archipelago, and in some instances for extended periods.   The proceeds from the Ball go directly to those in greatest need.”It was this very reason that the committee selected Code Red as its theme.“While the mood of the evening will be festive and celebratory, we thought it necessary to couple that with the more serious, emergency response role the Bahamas Red Cross plays and the all-hands-on-deck approach we make,” said Caroline Turnquest, Director General of the Bahamas Red Cross Society.Those glammed in the splendor of the evening will have no shortage of entertainment as guests will be soothed by the sounds of the Lou Adams Orchestra and dance the night away with the Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band and Visage Band.   Patrons will bid on luxury travel items including airfare, resort packages, excursions and fine dining in hopes of winning the opportunity to visit destinations in The Bahamas, all part of the ‘staycation’ themed silent auction.“We’re looking to corporate Bahamas to show their usual support and our aim is to make this an oversold event,” said Cyndi Williams-Rahming, Board Member, Fundraising and Ball Committee Chair.Tickets for this black-tie event are $275.   Those wishing to purchase platinum, gold or general tables, may contact the Bahamas Red Cross Society on JFK Drive at 323-7370.Release: Bahamas Red CrossPhoto caption:Committee members of the Bahamas Red Cross Society Ball – Pictured l-r: Kim Thurston, Committee Co-Chair; Caroline Turnquest, Director General of the Bahamas Red Cross Society; Cyndi Williams-Rahming, Board Member, Fundraising and Ball Committee Chair; Alexavia Dorsett & Nashon Rolle. Not pictured are Craig Tony Gomez, President Bahamas Red Cross Society; Alfred Culmer; Candise Rahming, Lisa Pinder; Nickola Dawkins; Brendalee Rolle & Dr. Mitchell Lockhart. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

MIT IBM Train AI to Create and Edit Fake Images

first_imgStay on target Researchers from MIT and IBM trained artificial intelligence to generate realistic photographic images, then edit objects inside them.Dubbed GANpaint Studio, the system would be an ideal assistant to artists and designers looking to make quick adjustments to visuals.But it also offers insight into how neural networks learn context, and could help computer scientists identify fake or altered content.AdChoices广告Take GANpaint Studio for a test drive with the interactive demo.Simply upload an image and choose which aspects to modify: transform a wall into a window, a dome into a spire, a green spring tree into orange autumnal foliage.Spearheaded by MIT professor Antonio Torralba, as part of the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab he directs, the project could be used to improve or debug other GANs (generative adversarial networks) under development.“Right now, machine learning systems are these black boxes that we don’t always know how to improve, kind of like those old TV sets that you have to fix by hitting them on the side,” according to David Bau, a PhD student at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL).“This research suggests that, while it might be scary to open up the TV and take a look at all the wires, there’s going to be a lot of meaningful information in there,” lead study author Bau said in a statement.One unexpected discovery was that the system has learned simple rules about the relationships between objects. It knows not to put something where it doesn’t belong—like a window in the sky—or to insert different doors on two different buildings.“All drawing apps will follow user instructions, but ours might decide not to draw anything if the user commands to put an object in an impossible location,” Torralba said.The team’s goal is to give people more control over GANs, and ultimately better tools to stamp out forgeries.“You need to know your opponent before you can defend against it,” co-author Jun-Yan Zhu, a postdoc at CSAIL, said. “This understanding may potentially help us detect fake images more easily.”Adobe recently trained a convolutional neural network (CNN) to identify altered images of faces. The tool also pinpointed specific areas and methods of facial warping, and was able to revert images to what it estimated was their original state.The results, according to Adobe, impressed “even the researchers.”More on Geek.com:MIT Robot Learns to ID Objects by Sight, TouchNew AI Tool Can Help Doctors Detect Brain AneurysmsMIT Robot Helps Lit Objects by Looking at Your Biceps Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesMIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven Garments last_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Johnson is the focal point of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy’s offense. With veteran Sam Bradford expected to start at quarterback ahead of Rosen, it’s a sure bet Arizona’s run game will aim to keep defenses out of aggressive pass-rushing mindsets.When the team does have to pass, Johnson will not only provide quick escape options for whichever quarterback might be under pressure but act as a legitimate threat as a receiver.From what Wilks has voiced publicly, the ground game is going to be the Cardinals’ friend with the 224-pound back working behind a revamped line and potentially even fullbacks, something Arizona didn’t utilize under former head coach Bruce Arians.In short, Johnson will get a lot of touches in a lot of different ways.What’s the running back’s competition for the comeback player of the year honor in 2018? Let’s just say it’s an impressive list of talents.Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers are all returning for season-marring injuries. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) stretches out with teammates during a voluntary team activity Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the NFL football team’s training facility in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Was it the regular NFL cycle of injuries or just a bad year of luck?Whatever it was, injuries to All-Pro-caliber players in 2017 have lent the 2018 season plenty of storylines. Among those who saw their years end on a disappointing note was the Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson, whose third NFL season lasted just 11 carries and six receptions.But the running back is expected to be back in a big way under first-year head coach Steve Wilks.center_img 1 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo A new group of quarterbacks, an offensive line that will need to jell and a receiver group that doesn’t have a clear No. 2 option will put a lot on Johnson.Related LinksChase Edmonds’ chip on his shoulder makes him a great bet for CardinalsRosen-Kirk connection highlights first day of Cardinals rookie mini-campAnd when it comes to protecting those quarterbacks in terms of health and aiding the receivers with his own set of hands, few NFL players at any position could make more of an impact in 2018. That’s why Pro Football Focus listed Johnson third among the top five candidates to win the 2018 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.David Johnson’s dominance as a receiver in 2016 really shouldn’t be overlooked. So good in fact that he won our award for the Best Receiver in the NFL, with a PFF grade of 92.6 as a receiver, and 87.8 overall. The former third-round draft pick out of Northern Iowa forced 27 missed tackles on 80 receptions, and another 44 on his 293 carries, making a huge impact in the Cardinals running and passing game. His workload was huge for a running back as his 964 snaps on offense the second-most we’ve seen from a running back since 2006. Only Matt Forte’s 998 snaps in 2014 rank higher than Johnson in 2016. The key to Johnson being so important and so good as a wide receiver is how he can be utilized all over the field, and back in 2016 there were plays where he lined up out wide and made key receptions to keep drives alive. Assuming he is fully healthy, there’s no reason not to expect the Cardinals offense to run through him again in 2018, and don’t be surprised if he quickly becomes Josh Rosen’s top target when he assumes the starting job at quarterback.There’s a lot to unpack there, but here’s what we do know: Top Stories last_img read more

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