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Montreal man convicted of terrorism for attack on Michigan airport officer

first_imgFLINT, Mich. — A Montreal man who told investigators that his mission was “to kill and be killed” was convicted of terrorism and other crimes Tuesday in the stabbing of a Michigan airport officer.Federal prosecutors had an easy time persuading jurors: Witnesses wrestled Amor Ftouhi to the ground after seeing him attack Lt. Jeff Neville at the Flint airport in June 2017.Ftouhi, 53, was convicted of three charges. A native of Tunisia, he also had Canadian citizenship and was living in Montreal at the time of the attack.“This isn’t a mystery. He was caught right there. He has the knife in his hand,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Cathleen Corken told jurors.Investigators say Ftouhi wanted to stab Neville, seize his gun and shoot people in the airport. He legally drove into the U.S. at Champlain, N.Y., and arrived in Flint five days later. He tried unsuccessfully to buy a gun at a gun show and instead bought a large knife.Witnesses said he yelled, “Allahu Akbar” — God is great — during the attack.Neville survived but has lost feeling in part of his face as a result of being stabbed in the neck. He no longer works at the airport.“This is what a Muslim is born for,” Ftouhi said in a handwritten note to his wife that was found in his apartment.FBI agent Shadi Elreda told jurors about his interview with Ftouhi after his arrest. He said Ftouhi was upset that Neville might survive.“His mission was to kill and be killed. He said his mission was not over,” Elreda testified.Ftouhi’s lawyers didn’t offer an opening statement at trial and didn’t call any witnesses. In her closing argument, attorney Joan Morgan said Ftouhi was unstable and believed it would be easier to be killed by police in the United States than in Canada.“He was a person who was absolutely looking for a way out,” she said.Neville described the attack in testimony last week. “I was watching this puddle of blood underneath me that was spreading and I just remember how weird that was. … I felt like if I laid down on my back, I might not get back up,” he said.Airport police Chief Chris Miller said he jumped on Ftouhi and tried to handcuff him.“He said, ‘Allahu Akbar. You have killed people in Afghanistan, and you have killed people in Iraq,”’ Miller testified.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Advocate calls on Canada to remove sexism from Indian Act before MMIW

first_img(Sharon McIvor, left, outlined her concerns at a press conference in Vancouver on Thursday. Photo: UBCIC)Cara McKenna APTN National NewsA prominent Indigenous feminist says Canada’s upcoming inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women can’t be taken seriously until the federal government addresses sexism within its own legislation that’s existed since 1876.Sharon McIvor said she was dismayed to find out recently that the federal government asked the United Nations Human Rights Committee to suspend consideration of a petition she launched aiming to stop gender inequality in Indian status designations.McIvor has been fighting for several decades against provisions in the Indian Act that stop Indigenous women from gaining Indian status and passing it along to their descendants on the same basis as men.“Because of this, Aboriginal women and their descendants have been separated from their families and communities, treated as less worthy, less human, less Indian, and not full members of their cultures and communities,” McIvor said in a statement.The federal government’s reason for blocking her petition to the UN is that it will be embarking on its own wider consultations in an effort to fix the problem.It said in a written statement to the UN that it will no longer be appealing a 2015 Superior Court of Quebec ruling that concluded parts of the Indian Act are discriminatory on the basis of sex.“The Government of Canada is now exploring various opportunities and approaches for engagement with First Nations and other Indigenous groups on necessary legislative changes,” the statement said.“The exact nature of the engagement, including how information will be shared and received from First Nations and Indigenous organizations, will be determined in the coming months.”But McIvor said Canada has not committed to actually removing discriminatory rules from the Indian Act – something she said is a proven root cause of violence against Indigenous women.She is now calling on Canada to drop its request to suspend her petition and remove sex discrimination from the Indian Act as soon as possible.“The national inquiry and any consultations on a new nation-to-nation relationship can only start on a credible footing if the Government of Canada begins by publicly undertaking to eliminate the sex discrimination in the Indian Act immediately,” McIvor said.“Without this, Indigenous women do not begin these processes as equals.”Her call has been met with support from various groups including the Native Women’s Association of Canada, the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action.“There is no need for further study,” said NWAC president Dawn Lavell-Harvard.“In 2016, it is time for Canada’s new government to end this discrimination, once and for all. This is the necessary beginning for a national inquiry.”The federal government is expected to launch its inquiry into the country’s disproportionate number of missing and murdered Indigenous women any day now.last_img read more

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I felt afraid of the woods Akwesasne woman testifies about sisters loss

first_imgLucy ScholeyAPTN NewsAfter they found her sister’s remains in the woods, Cheryl McDonald feared walking through the forest during the fall.The Mohawk from Akwesasne is still haunted by the memory of visiting the scene where Carleen McDonald’s remains were found in October 1988.After police investigated the site, her family found Carleen’s hair and an empty bottle of rum.“Going into the woods and thinking how she laid there, what happened to her body after in the seven weeks,” said Cheryl on Monday, during the first day of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls hearings in Montreal. “It was painful. If I saw a log in a distance, I would get afraid. I felt afraid of the woods. I had bad memories.“The woods became this place of death.”It was the middle of the night on Sept. 4, 1988 when Carleen McDonald snuck out of her parents’ house in Akwesasne, leaving her sleeping children and relatives. It took seven weeks before a deer hunter found the young mother’s remains in the woods nearby. A suicide note had been left behind, in Carleen’s handwriting.But Cheryl initially had suspicions about how her sister died. She testified that Carleen had recently broken up with her abusive common-law husband and the father of their three children. She had questions for him but she said he was never a suspect.“I was frustrated with the police,” she said, adding she felt officers in Akwesasne did not thoroughly search the woods near her parents’ house.Carleen McDonald.While testifying, a picture of Carleen appeared on a screen behind her. She’s wearing a red Mohawk Nation shirt, spikey hair in the style of Rod Stewart, who she adored, and a big, toothy smile. She had been to the orthodontist for braces and it was orthodontist records that would help identify her remains.It took 27 years for Cheryl to face her sister’s tragic story. She began her healing journey almost three years ago. She started publicly talking about it during pre-consultations for the inquiry. And she took up beading floral designs onto a red dress.Her and her sister never danced at ceremonies as children, but Cheryl dons the dress now and dances in Carleen’s spirit.Growing up in New York State, Cheryl and her sister were tomboys, hunting, fishing and playing in the woods.Now Cheryl is able to go for long walks through the woods alone, hugging the trees and reconnecting with the Creator.“Her spirit is there,” she said.More than 70 people are expected to testify at the inquiry this week in seven languages: English, French, Cree, Naskapi, Algonquin, Attikamekw and Inuktitut.lscholey@aptn.calast_img read more

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PM briefs premiers on NAFTA developments as more ministers bound for US

OTTAWA — As negotiations to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement falter, the Trudeau government is expecting premiers and federal cabinet ministers to fan out across the United States to push the merits of the trilateral trade pact.Federal cabinet ministers will be heading south in the coming days to continue their full-court press for the deal, following the end of the fourth round of NAFTA talks that saw American negotiators drop bombshell proposals on dairy, autos and other issues that Ottawa views as non-starters.Transport Minister Marc Garneau will attend Friday’s meeting of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence governors and premiers in Windsor and Detroit.Government officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the trade talks, say these moves are not a just a response to the latest round of talks, which exposed massive gaps between American bargaining positions and those of Canada and Mexico.They say the effort has been long planned as part of a co-ordinated attempt to reach out to U.S. lawmakers, using premiers and cabinet ministers to target key states.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., briefed the premiers on the latest NAFTA developments during a first ministers meeting two weeks ago.“It’s in everyone’s interest to continue the outreach that has been ongoing,” said one source.“I think the provinces and territories understand that as much as we do, which is why we’ve seen a strong level of engagement on their part.”Later this month, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will use a meeting of the Toronto Global Forum to meet Florida Gov. Rick Scott.“In the face of the NAFTA renegotiations and U.S. protectionism, our partnerships are demonstrating that free trade benefits businesses and workers on both sides of the border,” Wynne says in a statement promoting the conference.Earlier this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dispatched 11 cabinet ministers to key U.S. states to make the case for NAFTA and to keep people and goods flowing over the border.Their key talking point is that 35 U.S. states call Canada their top customer, while nine million Americans depend on trade with Canada for their jobs.Those efforts continued on Wednesday when Freeland met in Washington with Sen. Bob Corker, the Tennessee Republican who has been highly critical of Trump.In the coming days, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is to travel to North Carolina to meet politicians and academics.In November, MacNaughton and Andrew Leslie, Freeland’s parliamentary secretary on U.S. relations, are to attend the Halifax Security Forum in anticipation of meeting Sen. John McCain.Garneau’s visit to the Friday meetings in Detroit and Windsor will have him in the company of several key U.S. politicians, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan.Wisconsin was the setting for some of Donald Trump’s harshest anti-Canadian trade rhetoric when he criticized Canadian dairy policies for hurting mid-western farmers.This week, U.S. negotiators called for an end to Canada’s supply management system for dairy, chicken, eggs and turkey within the next decade.On auto parts, the U.S. also tabled a proposal for all cars to have 50 per cent U.S. content to avoid a tariff. The U.S. has requested this policy be phased in within one year, which automakers call impossible.Government officials say they are noticing how U.S. business and labour groups are starting to speak out in support of NAFTA and its economic benefits. They point to warnings coming from prominent business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that tearing up NAFTA would be bad for the economy. read more

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SecretaryGeneral meets with UN staff in India

Mr. Annan’s talk with UN workers focused on UN reconstruction assistance for victims of last December’s tsunami, and the rise of HIV/AIDS in India.Wednesday the Secretary-General is scheduled to hold high-level meetings with government officials – including President Abdul Kalam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Foreign Minister K. Natwar Singh.Mr. Annan is also slated to take part in a roundtable discussion on HIV/AIDS, during which he will meet people living with HIV and hear of the work undertaken by key aid providers. read more

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New Disability Inclusion Strategy is transformative change we need says Guterres

To this end, the UN chief said he was launching a new UN Disability Inclusion Strategy on Tuesday, “to raise the standards of the UN’s performance on disability inclusion across the board, and action to bring about the unified and transformative change we need”.  With an accountability framework to monitor progress and address challenges, the new strategy has clear benchmarks, and will encourage more persons with disabilities to work in, and be better supported by, the UN.“I want the United Nations to be an employer of choice for persons with disabilities”, he stressed. “I want the United Nations to be fully accessible for one and all”. According to Mr. Guterres: “We can no longer be a platform for change when persons with disabilities cannot access that platform, to speak”. “Realizing the rights of persons with disabilities is a matter of justice as well as a common-sense investment in our common future”, the UN chief said, but “we have a long way to go in changing mindsets, laws and policies to ensure these rights”. He urged participants to make the goals and the objectives of the Convention “a reality on the ground”. Mr. Guterres cited last year’s first-ever UN Flagship Report on Disability and Development, which highlights core challenges, including disproportionate levels of poverty, lack of access to education, health services, employment and the under-representation of persons with disabilities in decision-making and political participation.  Together, we can raise awareness and remove barriers – UN chief“We must do much more to address discrimination and exclusion, particularly against girls and women with disabilities”, he underscored. “We must also do much more on transportation, infrastructure and information and communications technology to make our cities, rural areas, and societies inclusive”. “Together, we can raise awareness and remove barriers”, he maintained. “Together, with persons with disabilities as agents of change, we can build an inclusive, accessible and sustainable world”. “My hope,” he concluded, “is that people with disabilities – particularly women and girls – one day live in a world that protects, respects and values us.”‘Greater visibility’Addressing delegates in the General Assembly Hall, Catalina Devandas, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities said that despite multiple agendas and competing priorities, “the rights of people with disabilities cannot be marginalized”.She lauded the new UN Disability Inclusion Strategy to ensure that “people with disabilities are included in all development, human rights and humanitarian aid efforts”. While calling it “an ambitious and far-reaching proposal that can mean a turning point for the inclusion of people with disability” in all pillars of the UN’s work, she warned that the strategy is “just the starting point of a long process”.The UN expert called for the Member States to politically and financially support the strategy, flagging it as “a good investment” in strengthening the UN’s capacity to provide “better and greater support to national efforts to realize the rights of people with disabilities.”“Social gains are only achieved when people fight for them”, she concluded. “It is this tireless fight that now allows people with disabilities to enjoy greater visibility on the international agenda”. “When we fight to secure those rights, we move our world closer to upholding the core values and principles of the United Nations Charter”, he explained. “When we remove policies or biases or obstacles to opportunity for persons with disabilities, the whole world benefits”.“Disability inclusion is central to the promise of the #2030Agenda. Together, we can raise awareness & remove barriers. Together, with persons with disabilities as agents of change, we can build an inclusive, accessible & sustainable world.” – @antonioguterres speaks at #COSP. pic.twitter.com/zNNJlTST8B— Global Goals (@GlobalGoalsUN) June 11, 2019 Model and Disability Rights Activist Visits the UN (American Sign Language version), by United Nations read more

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Johnson says he considered leaving Georgia Tech in 2016

ATLANTA — Paul Johnson revealed Thursday he considered stepping down as Georgia Tech’s coach two years ago, before finalizing his decision this week.The 61-year-old Johnson said he thought about leaving before current athletic director Todd Stansbury was hired in 2016. He said his job had become “drudgery” under former athletic director Mike Bobinski.“It’s not like I just thought about it last week,” Johnson said in discussing his decision announced on Wednesday . “To be honest with you truthfully, if Todd had not shown up I was ready to do this before he came. It wasn’t as much fun. It was drudgery.”When Georgia Tech had a slow start this season, Johnson again began thinking about departing.“We had talks during the year and I told Todd in the middle of the year it wasn’t much fun,” Johnson said. “Then we talked before the Georgia game and set up a time to talk again. … I wanted to make sure I was good with my decision. I didn’t want to do it immediately after a game.”Georgia Tech recovered from a 1-3 start to finish the regular season 7-5 with last week’s 45-21 loss at No. 4 Georgia. The Yellow Jackets finished 5-3 in the ACC, their first winning record in conference play since 2014.Johnson will stay on the job through Georgia Tech’s bowl game, possibly in the Dec. 31 Military Bowl.Stansbury said he began updating the “list in your brain” of coaching candidates after the midseason meeting with Johnson.“You definitely are paying attention to what’s going on,” Stansbury said. “… The fact I’ve been able to watch a lot of games this year, I’ve kept that in the back of my mind as we figured out what Paul decided he was going to do. I think you’re doing that naturally anyway. You never know when something like this may happen.”Stansbury wouldn’t discuss potential candidates. He also wouldn’t say if he wants to hire a coach who would bring an offence with more passing than Johnson’s spread option with its triple-option plays.“At the end of the day, I just want to win games,” Stansbury said. “I don’t necessarily worry about schemes. I’m going to leave that up to the coaches. I’m looking for the best coach for Georgia Tech.”Possible candidates may include Los Angeles Chargers offensive co-ordinator Ken Whisenhunt, a former Georgia Tech tight end and former NFL head coach with the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans; Clemson co-offensive co-ordinator Tony Elliott; Appalachian State coach Scott Satterfield and Temple coach Geoff Collins, a former Georgia Tech assistant.If Stansbury considers coaches who would likely retain the spread option offence, Army’s Jeff Monken and Kennesaw State’s Brian Bohannon are among possible candidates. Each worked under Johnson at Georgia Southern, Navy and Georgia Tech.Johnson says he’s young enough to consider another job if he decides to return to coaching following a break.Johnson, who also coached at Georgia Southern and Navy, compiled a record of 82-59 in 11 seasons at Georgia Tech with three appearances in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. The Yellow Jackets won the 2009 ACC title that was vacated because of NCAA sanctions.Johnson’s overall record is 189-98, with only four losing seasons in 22 years.“Very rarely do you have coaches that have the opportunity to finish on your own terms,” Stansbury said. “In this case we have a hall of fame coach in Paul Johnson who has been able to do that.”Johnson told his players of his decision to “take a break” from coaching on Wednesday.“I think the two hardest things I’ve probably ever done in my life are when I left Navy and then yesterday,” Johnson said. “It’s just tough. It’s emotional.”Stansbury said players gave Johnson a standing ovation at the end of the meeting.Johnson said he plans to spend more time with his wife, Susan, and daughter, Kaitlyn, who attended the news conference.He also said he “got contacted immediately with other opportunities” after Wednesday’s announcement. Asked if he might consider a TV analyst job, Johnson acknowledged he joked with his staff about that possibility.“I could do that and take a shot at everybody,” he said, smiling, before adding “I don’t know what the future holds.”___For more AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Charles Odum, The Associated Press read more

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Podcast Blatters Out Womens World Cup NBA Finals And The Astros Turnaround

Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (June 2, 2015), we discuss the announcement by FIFA’s Sepp Blatter that he will step down, and preview the Women’s World Cup, which kicks off Saturday. We also preview the NBA Finals and look at how the Astros and Twins got so good after being so bad. Plus, our Significant Digit of the week on a bold decision by Florida in the Women’s College World Series to hand the ball to two untested pitchers.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss in this week’s show:Adam Silver writes us a letter about our anti-tanking proposal.The FiveThirtyEight staff takes a crack at fixing FIFA after Blatter’s announcement.We’re doing Women’s World Cup predictions, and our tournament preview lays out how the U.S. team is favored, but just barely.Neil Paine writes that this is the second weakest team that LeBron James has carried to the NBA Finals.The Astros are making a historic turnaround.Significant Digit: Zero innings. In the Women’s College World Series finals, Florida handed the ball to two pitchers who hadn’t pitched in weeks. Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Hot Takedown If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

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Hurricane Irma leaves Caribbean totally devastated says Govt delegation

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIrma aftermath: Some Guyanese want to return home, while others will remain- CDCSeptember 19, 2017In “latest news”Public urged to donate to Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund- CDCSeptember 16, 2017In “latest news”Int’l Donors Conference to be called for hurricane-devastated islandsSeptember 15, 2017In “latest news” …secures British Military Cargo plane to shuttle relief suppliesThe Guyana Government’s delegation has returned from Antigua,  St Marteen and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) where it had sent a Needs Assessment Team, following the damages left in the wake of Hurricane Irma.Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix who spearheaded that team, on Thursday, met with members of the local media corps where he briefed operatives on some of the support initiatives government is currently considering and to provide a first-hand account of the extent of the devastationMinister of Citizenship Winston FelixAccording to Minister Felix, in addition to food, building and medical supplies, some of the affected Guyanese have been inquiring about the possible evacuation from the devastated islands to Guyana, specifically school aged children.He explained that many of the Guyanese present have expressed a willingness to remain on the on the Caribbean islands in order to cash in on the rebuilding efforts.According to Felix, the information supplied to him and his team indicates that in St Marteen there are some 7,000 Guyanese domiciled there while in Tortola, BVI, the population stands at around 1,500.Felix was quick to point out that whatever relief efforts will be made by Government it will be incumbent on the governments of those countries to spearhead the local relief efforts and that the supplies with not be sent directly to Guyanese groupings.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who was on hand for the Press engagement had earlier indicated that Guyana currently has 10 containers of supplies ready for delivery to Antigua—the designated hub for all of the relief efforts pouring into the region.Irma damage: Barbudan houses were ripped to pieces. This is what a touring CARICOM delegation saw on Wednesday. (CARICOM photo)According to Minister Harmon, government has secured the assistance of the British Government—through the local High Commissioner—for use of a C-130 military cargo aircraft in order to transport the supplies from Guyana to Antigua.Felix also used the opportunity to touch on the shortcomings encountered by the team which he said was due in part to the extent of the damage to the communities that led to the diaspora members being unprepared for the visit.This was compounded by curfews that had been set in place both in St Marteen and Tortola, BVI. Felix told media operatives the team was unable to travel to the neighboring Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke or Anegada, the other two of the larger populated islands in the BVI where Guyanese currently reside.Providing an extensive briefing, Minister Felix reported that Needs Assessment team was flown to St Marteen by Chartered Aircraft where there was a complete devastation of the island much like Barbuda—Barbuda has since had to evacuate all of the residents to the neigbouring sister island Antigua.According to Minister Felix, “there we met total devastation of the island, any house in sight was without roof, electricity, water, telephone services have been disrupted and there’s was severe damage to property.”The team did manage to meet with a pocket of Guyanese living in St Marteen and they “all expressed the need for assistance in terms of building materials, water, bedding and items to make them comfortable.”He did report however, that while they would have been able to meet with a few representatives in St Marteen, “they were so badly affected that the level of preparation we expected there we did not have it so we did not meet large numbers of Guyanese, remember those persons were also affected by the Hurricane.”According to Felix, the team while in Tortola managed to meet with only a few scores of Guyanese estimated between 80 and 100.He told media operatives, the team did manage to traverse the British Overseas Territory where they were able to have a first-hand assessment of the extent of the damage in addition to meeting with BVI’s Premier, Dr Orlando Smith.According to Felix, while the requests from the Guyanese living in Tortola were similar to those in St Marten in relation to food and medical supplies, “they needed some addition.”He spoke to the need for vector control materials such as treated mosquito nets as a result of the mosquitos.Minister Felix was quick to also point out that during his meetings with Guyanese living in Tortola, “many of them did not want, they did not express a need to return to Guyana, those we met did not express a need to return to Guyana but they wanted their children to return.”He told media operatives that this request poses a situation that will have to be carefully managed given the immigration and other demands that could make the process a tedious one.“Unaccompanied children on travel, is never advisable particularly where the aircraft might not be one, a private charter, so that is a situation we have to manage carefully.”The Minister did point out that the Guyanese delegation has made some recommendations namely, Antigua be made the staging point or hub for the relief efforts and that children returning to Guyana should be accompanied by an adult.It was reported that the Guyana Government has agreed to also repatriate to Guyana, Dereck Ragnauth’s corpse, the 55 year-old Guyanese that perished in the BVI when his house collapsed killing him during Hurricane Irma. read more

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New Trump Administration Report on Climate Says Its Humans Fault

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. While Trump is a well-known climate change denier, his administration has just released one of the most damning reports yet on climate change.The National Climate Assessment is a whopping 470-page monster document that pulls together scores of the research paper and the absolute latest in the world’s data and understanding about how the Earth’s climate is shifting. It was mandated by the 1990 Global Change Research Act and is the fourth such report since the act went into effect.“For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence,” the report reads. “This assessment concludes, based on extensive evidence, that it is extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.”The report flies in the face of basically everything modern Republican leadership states. And that’s to say nothing of Trump or his appointees. EPA head Scott Pruitt has been hiring fossil fuel industry shills, barring climate scientists from advising the agency, and even appointing someone who believes that the air is too clean for children and that we should be pumping out more toxic shit.Wacky as that is, it’s actually pretty amazing that Trump didn’t do anything to interfere with the release of this report. Mandated by law though it may be, Trump’s EPA has been skirting norms and rules basically since Pruitt took office.“In addition to warming, many other aspects of global climate are changing, primarily in response to human activities,” the report adds. “Thousands of studies conducted by researchers around the world have documented changes in surface, atmospheric, and oceanic temperatures; melting glaciers; diminishing snow cover; shrinking sea ice; rising sea levels; ocean acidification; and increasing atmospheric water vapor.”These changes, the assessment warns are absolutely dire. We can expect more deadly heat waves, far more severe weather and sea level rises of up to eight feet by 2100. All of this puts millions of American lives at risk, severely compromises US businesses, poses a continued national security threat, and could have even more consequences that we cannot yet predict.“Without major reductions in emissions, the increase in annual average global temperature relative to pre-industrial times could reach 9°F (5°C) or more by the end of this century. With significant reductions in emissions, the increase in annual average global temperature could be limited to 3.6°F (2°C) or less.”All of this should be old hat to just about anyone who has read a science textbook in the last 30 years, but it’s yet another critical warning. We ignore these at our peril. Right now, the most effective tactic is to vote. Go out and put these ideas into action. If you want to take it a step further and are willing to make major lifestyle changes, going vegan, getting rid of your car, foregoing children and other strategies could help significantly curtail your own carbon footprint.The time for action is now. The science is in. This is one of the greatest threats to humanity in the coming years. Do something. Don’t be an ignorant idiot. Don’t be Trump.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Shaggy In Mortal Kombat Its Time For A HannaBarbera Fighting Game

first_img Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target Let’s talk about Norville “Shaggy” Rogers from Scooby-Doo. He’s great! He’s got a talking dog. He introduced several generations of children to the idea of a functioning 1970s drug addict. He eats a bunch. He ushered in an era of amazing knock-offs. And he’s been played to perfection by underappreciated actors like Casey Kasem, Billy West, and Matthew Lillard.Shaggy is also the star of a hot new internet meme. After folks dug up this absurd clip of him beating up some bikers, and paired it with Dragon Ball music and sound effects, the new canon is that Shaggy’s cowardice belies the true incalculable strength of a fighting god capable of bending reality with just a fraction of his total power.Shaggy worship became so fervent that soon fans were petitioning his inclusion in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. After all, it’s a fighting game published by Warner Bros., so they have the rights to the character. The series has a history of guest characters, albeit ones ones more explicitly violent. And after NetherRealm previously put guests like Hellboy and the Ninja Turtles alongside Superman and Batman in Injustice 2, the sky seemed like the limit when it came to crossover characters.Unfortunately, right now Shaggy appears to be the actual limit. While revealing returning MK11 characters speedster Kabal and bug queen D’Vorah, the team confirmed that “dead meme” Shaggy would not make the cut. This is a bigger crime than denying Waluigi his spot in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And the best way to rectify it is to finally pull the trigger on a Hanna-Barbera fighting game.Think about it. What makes people love a fighting game? Yeah satisfying competitive mechanics help a lot. But at the end of the day it’s the characters. That’s why fighting games based on other properties are so beloved. They let us bash our Nintendo or Dragon Ball or Power Rangers toys against each other to see who would win in a fight. A good crossover fighting game needs a universe with a diverse roster of icons to pull from. Marvel and DC have that. Capcom and Tatsunoko and Shonen Jump have that.And Hanna-Barbera’s culturally important cost-cutting TV animation, one of the craziest cinematic universes, absolutely has that. Take a look at Boomerang and blow your mind with how many potential amazing characters a Hanna-Barbera fighting game could have. The game would need full-on tag-team battles to do the roster justice.Imagine a team of Shaggy, Space Ghost, and Fred Flintstone vs. Jabberjaw, Harvey Birdman, and that laughing dog from Wacky Races. Finally, we can beat up Yogi Bear’s smug ass. And that’s just if we stay limited to classic Hanna-Barbera characters. 90s Cartoon Network hits like The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, and Dexter’s Laboratory technically fall under the Hanna-Barbera banner, too. Everyone is here!So yeah, if NetherRealm gets tired swapping between Mortal Kombat and Injustice games, WB should let them take a crack at the Hanna-Barbera fighting game we all deserve. Honestly, this wouldn’t even be that big a leap aesthetically after all of these mature Hanna-Barbera comic book reimaginings we’ve been getting these past few years. Or just let Shaggy develop it himself. It would only take 0.42069 percent of his power.For more on Hanna-Barbera insanity check out this WWE/Jetsons crossover and read our pitches for more Flintstones dinosaur slavery appliance ideas.last_img read more

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Pickford reveals Evertons season target

first_imgEverton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has revealed that qualifying for Europe is their target this season under Marco Silva.Everton endured a difficult start to the Premier League season after recruiting Marco Silva and a number of players in the summer and Pickford now believes the team has gelled are is now looking forward to European football next year.“We’ve got a very good base camp, the mood is very good,” Pickford told Sky Sports.“The new players have come in and just bedded in straight away, flying straight away, and we’ve got a lot of competition for players which is beneficial because everyone has to be training hard, and everyone wants that shirt. It gives the gaffer a good headache.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“He’s (Silva) very detailed, so every individual knows what they’re doing in that role. Attacking-wise I think we’ve got much more of a threat; Richarlison has come in, Bernard, Theo (Walcott) is flying, Mola (Ademola Lookman) is flying. So you’ve got a lot of choices here.“For Everton, I would say hopefully return back to Europe,” Pickford said. “I know the fans love it, and it’s a great status to have, and it’s quite tough being in Europe. It’s a stepping stone again from last season.“We’ve still got the FA Cup to play for, and the fans want some silverware, something to smile about. It would be a massive bonus, if not this year for Everton, then in the next few seasons.“Regarding England, we’ve got the opportunity to get some silverware. I know it’s a new competition, but it’s silverware, and we go in with the belief to be able to win that competition.”last_img read more

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High River Warnings Issued For Kenai Peninsula

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享High water conditions are expected across Southcentral Alaska and on the western Kenai Peninsula, according to an alert from the from the National Weather Service. According to the warning, water levels are expected to continue and/or rise into action stage and bank-full conditions through the weekend. No significant impacts are expected along any of the rivers. Be prepared for localized minor flooding in low lying areas including Primrose Road on the south side of Kenai Lake, debris moving down river and possible erosion. The warning includes Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Cooper Landing, Whittier, Seward and Moose Pass. Residents and recreationalists along the upper Kenai River should expect bankfull conditions to persist for several days.last_img read more

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Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami announces the trifurcation of Vellore

first_imgChennai, Aug 15: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced the trifurcation of Vellore district and creating two new districts – Ranipet and Tirupattur. He made the announcement after unfurling the national flag to mark the 73rd Independence Day from the ramparts of the Fort St.George. the seat of power in the state. Besides Vellore’s trifurcation, he also announced an increase in the family pension of the freedom fighters to Rs 8,000 from Rs 7,500. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us Palaniswami added that a decision has been taken to purchase 2,000 more new buses in addition to the purchase of 5,000 new buses decided earlier. According to the Chief Minister, the state government will take steps to implement recycling of water and also desilt the reservoirs supplying water to the state capital Chennai. He said his government was focussed on not wasting even a drop of water and will implement various schemes for that purpose. Also Read – Delhi court acquits former coal secretary H.C. Gupta Advertise With Us Palaniswami said the government was steadfast on following two language formula in the state and would oppose any attempts to impose Hindi. Independence Day was celebrated across the state as district collectors unfurled the tricolour. In many schools, students turned out early in the morning with the national flag pinned on their uniforms.last_img read more

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House Votes To Require Medical Checks For Hot Air Balloon Pilots After

first_imgPhoto via Wikimedia CommonsThe vote comes after federal investigators last year scolded the FAA for lax oversight in the wake of the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history.The U.S. House has approved a measure requiring medical checks for commercial hot air balloon pilots in an effort to avoid a reoccurrence of a 2016 crash that killed 16 people in Texas.The House voted Friday on a wide-ranging Federal Aviation Administration bill that includes a provision requiring medical checks similar to those required for helicopter and airline pilots.The vote comes after federal investigators last year scolded the FAA for lax oversight in the wake of the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history.The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that Alfred “Skip” Nichols was probably impaired by Valium, opioids and other drugs before the takeoff south of Austin.The Senate has yet to consider its own version of the legislation. Sharelast_img read more

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Black Pearl Sings Stage Play

first_imgThe MetroStage will feature the play “Black Pearl Sings” by Frank Higgins from April 21-May 29. MetroStage is located at 1201 N Royal St. The play features two women in Depression-era Texas in a journey of race andreconciliation, religion and tenacity in their search for the origins of folk music. The play is loosely based on the discovery of Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, a legendary folk singer and guitarist. Tickets cost $55. To purchase tickets, visit boxofficetickets.com/bot/wa/event?id=302973 or call the box office at 703-548-9044.last_img read more

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Digital parking meters replace paper tickets in San José on Monday

first_imgStarting Monday, motorist will be unable to buy tickets to pay for parking spaces on the streets of the capital.New digital parking meters were inaugurated by the Municipality of San José on April 29, and will fully replace the use of paper tickets.Payments can be made using debit or credit cards, or via text messaging from a cellphone.In order to use the phone system, the municipality created the CPS Parking app, which works on most popular operating systems including Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Symbian.The cost of parking is ₡255 ($ 0.51) for half an hour and ₡510 ($ 1.02) for an hour. Parking on weekends is free.The fine, however, is steep: 10 times the value of one hour (₡5,100, or $10.20). Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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