HALIFAX 2011 –– Halifax accepte le flambeau

first_imgAujourd’hui 29 août, le flambeau des Jeux du Canada a été passé officiellement à Halifax après avoir été éteint dans le cadre des Jeux d’été du Canada de 2009 à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Hannah Vaughan, kayakiste de Dartmouth, a accepté le flambeau au nom des Jeux du Canada de 2011 à Halifax. Mlle Vaughan a remporté trois médailles pour l’équipe de la Nouvelle-Écosse au cours de la deuxième semaine des Jeux de l’Î.-P.-É. Mlle Vaughan s’entraîne sur le lac Banook –– un legs des Jeux d’été du Canada de 1969, les derniers Jeux du Canada qui se sont déroulés à Halifax et à Dartmouth. On a invité à se rendre à Halifax en 2011 toutes les personnes qui ont assisté à la cérémonie de clôture, ainsi que les téléspectateurs, pour participer aux compétitions, contribuer et célébrer les Jeux d’hiver du Canada de 2011. « En fin de compte, le succès des Jeux de 2011 reposera sur la réalisation d’un événement qui aura engagé l’ensemble de la collectivité, et ce, au cœur même de cette expérience. Il s’agit non seulement d’athlètes, mais aussi d’admirateurs, de bénévoles, d’entraîneurs, de commanditaires, de dirigeants communautaires et du grand public, » a dit Jean-Paul Deveau, président des Jeux de 2011. Des athlètes, des admirateurs, des citoyens et des personnes bien connues, comme Sidney Crosby et le premier ministre Darrell Dexter, ont participé à la réalisation d’une vidéo présentée aux cérémonies de clôture pour promouvoir les Jeux de 2011 par l’intermédiaire du thème « Qu’apporterez-vous aux Jeux? » Cette vidéo peut être visionnée en ligne sur le site Web www.jeuxducanada2011.ca. Certains employés et bénévoles de la Société hôtesse des Jeux du Canada de 2011 à Halifax ont été choisis pour assister aux Jeux d’été à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, du 15 au 29 août, afin d’observer l’ensemble des activités, de la compilation des résultats jusqu’aux services d’accréditation et d’hébergement, en prévision du déroulement des Jeux d’hiver. « Nous avons rapporté beaucoup de connaissances de l’Î.-P.-É. et nous avons l’intention de collaborer étroitement au cours de la prochaine année et demie afin de réaliser, d’abord et avant tout, un événement sportif exceptionnel, a dit Chris Morrissey, directeur général des Jeux de 2011. Nous désirons que chaque personne touchée considère les Jeux d’Halifax comme exceptionnels et particuliers. » Les Jeux d’hiver du Canada de 2011 seront le plus important événement multisport jamais tenu à Halifax et les premiers Jeux d’hiver du Canada pour la ville. Plus de 2 700 athlètes seront sur place pour prendre part à des compétitions dans plus de 20 sports attirant ainsi des milliers de visiteurs, de dignitaires, d’officiels et de membres des médias. Au-delà de l’impact sur la communauté sportive, on prévoit que les Jeux rapporteront environ 80 millions de dollars à l’économie locale. De plus amples renseignements sont disponibles sur le site Web www.jeuxducanada2011.ca.last_img read more

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Police Investigate Death of Two Moroccans in Southern France

Rabat – Residents in Marguerites in southern France found the bodies of two men  on Sunday, June 16.French news outlet  Midi Libre reported  that both men have been identified as Moroccan nationals who were living  in Nimes in southern France.The victims, aged 33 and 40, were murdered in cold blood. Morocco World News has contacted the embassy of France in Morocco to confirm the news, but it was unreachable.An autopsy carried out by the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Nimes showed that the two victims were killed by bullet wounds to the neck and eye socket respectively.Read Also: Wydad Fan Dies in Tunisia Under Suspicious Circumstances, Stirs BacklashThe injuries to the eye and neck sustained by the victims killed them instantly. The French news outlet added that while one of the victims had been resident in France for a long time the other had only been in France for a few months and did not have a residency permit. The outlet speculated that the murders were connected to drug trafficking. read more

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Security Council calls for genuine dialogue in Myanmar to achieve reconciliation

11 October 2007Strongly deploring Myanmar’s recent use of violence against peaceful protesters, the Security Council today underscored the need for dialogue between the Government and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to accelerate its national reconciliation process. In a presidential statement read by Ambassador Leslie K. Christian of Ghana, which hold the rotating Council presidency this month, the Council called on authorities and other parties to “work together towards a de-escalation of the situation and a peaceful solution.”Last week, the Council was briefed by Ibrahim Gambari, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, after returning from a visit to Myanmar, the scene of what the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro characterized as a “brutal crackdown” against peaceful demonstrations led by monks.The Government must take steps for a “genuine dialogue” with Ms. Suu Kyi – a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been under house arrest for four years and has spent 11 of the past 17 years in detention – and “all concerned parties and ethnic groups in order to achieve an inclusive national reconciliation with the direct support of the United Nations,” the Council said today.It also stressed the importance of releasing all political prisoners and remaining detainees.Emphasizing that “the future of Myanmar lies with its people,” the 15-member body called on authorities to take necessary steps to address the people’s concerns.Earlier this month, both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Mr. Gambari welcomed news that Senior General Than Shwe has is prepared to meet Ms. Suu Kyi, albeit with certain conditions.“The Security Council welcomes the Government of Myanmar’s public commitment to work with the United Nations and the appointment of a liaison officer with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,” Mr. Christian said today.However, the Council also highlighted the importance that “such commitments are followed by action.”Mr. Gambari has been invited back to Myanmar by authorities, and the Council voiced its support for a return visit as quickly as possible to “facilitate concrete actions and tangible results.” The body also urged the Government and other parties to cooperate fully with the Special Adviser and to consider his proposals and recommendations seriously.In a related development, the Secretary-General today dispatched Mr. Gambari to the region, where he will hold consultations in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China and Japan, with a view to returning to Myanmar shortly thereafter. read more

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Closing Bell TSX ekes out minor gain Syrian worries push oil to

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher at the end of a volatile session as worries about the prospect of a U.S.-led military strike on Syria inflicted losses on most sectors.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,607.22 +16.01 0.13%S&P 500 — 1,634.96 +4.48 0.27%Dow — 14,824.51 +48.38 0.33%Nasdaq — 3,593.35 +14.83 0.41%The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 16.01 points at 12,607.22 on Wednesday as gold and base metal stocks lost early gains amid falling metal prices.The market found support from energy companies as investor jitters sent crude oil to its highest level in more than two years and record earnings from National Bank (TSX:NA).“I don’t think the international community is worried about Syria in itself — they’re worried about the fallout in the area if things were to escalate further,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president investment management and research at Richardson GMP.National Bank, Canada’s sixth-biggest bank, earned $419 million or $2.39 a diluted share, up from $353 million or $1.98 per share in the same 2012 period. Revenue rose 5% to $1.29 billion. Ex-items, net income was a record $391 million or $2.22 per diluted share, 16 cents higher than analysts expected and its shares rose $1.89 to $81.14. The Canadian dollar was lower as investors avoided riskier assets such as commodity based currencies and equities, falling 0.1 of a cent to 95.37 cents US.U.S. markets fared better amid data showing the recovery in the U.S. housing sector remains on track despite higher mortgage rates.The National Association of Realtors said its latest seasonally adjusted index for pending home sales declined 1.3% to 109.5. That compared with a reading in May of 111.3, which was the highest since December 2006.The Dow Jones industrials were ahead 48.38 points to 14,824.51, the Nasdaq climbed 14.83 points 3,593.35 and the S&P 500 index rose 4.48 points to 1,634.96.Concerns about an attack grew after the United Nations’ special envoy to Syria said that evidence suggests that some kind of chemical “substance” was used in Syria that may have killed more than 1,000 people. But Lakhdar Brahimi added that any military strike in response must first gain UN Security Council approval.The comments came as a UN inspection team was investigating an alleged poison gas attack near Damascus on Aug. 21.The energy sector led advancers, up 1.5% as oil ran up to its highest level in over two years on worries over supply disruptions despite data showing an unexpected climb in oil inventories last week.“When you add it all up — the problems in Libya, Egypt, Syria — you’re looking at three million barrels a day in potential production outages,” said Nick Koutsoftas, a commodities-focused portfolio manager at Cohen & Steers in New York.The October contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed up $1.09 to US$110.10 a barrel, its highest close since May, 2011. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) was ahead $1.21 to C$32.95 and Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) was up 81 cents to $30.86.The industrials sector was also positive, up while transport giant Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) has signed a preliminary agreement with a Russian state corporation for the purchase of as many as 100 Q400 NextGen aircraft in a deal that could be worth up to US$3.39 billion. The agreement includes 50 Q400 NextGen aircraft to be sold to Russian operators and the potential placement of at least another 50 in the region. Bombardier shares gained 12 cents to $4.69.Technology stocks were also supportive with BlackBerry (TSX:BB) ahead 31 cents to $10.85 amid reports that Chinese technology company Lenovo will make a US$17 a share bid for the smartphone maker.The gold sector led decliners, down about 2.5% following a slide of 4% Tuesday as gold prices slipped. The December bullion contract lost $1.40 to US$1,418.80 an ounce after sent prices surged $27 on Tuesday. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) faded 38 cents to C$20.26 while Iamgold (TSX:IMG) dropped 26 cents to $6.46.Gold has also been in demand through its status as a haven in times of geopolitical uncertainty. Earlier in the session, it had hit a three-month high of US$1,434.The metals and mining sector was down 0.6% while the September copper contract was down three cents to US$3.30 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) fell 48 cents to C$17.39.In other corporate news, Capital Power (TSX: CPX) announced a deal to sell three New England power plants to Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA) in a US$541 million deal that will see it will wind down its commodity and energy trading business outside Alberta.Capital Power shares gained 54 cents to $20.42 while Emera slipped 11 cents at $30.24. TOP STORIES WHAT’S ON DECK THURSDAYBombardier to do Q400 assembly work in Russia after $3.4B deal for 100 planes struckNational Bank impresses as earnings surge to ‘record’‘Banging the close’ in the US$4.7 trillion-a-day currency marketAs Syria fears send oil higher, Canada looks like bastion of safetyECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Current Account Balance (Q2): Economists expect deficit of -$14.8-billion Industrial Product price index (July): Economists expect 0.3% rise Raw material price index (July): Economists expect expect 0.8% rise UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 332,000 new claims, down from last week Real GDP (Q2): Economists expect 2.2% gain annualized CORPORATE NEWSCANADACanadian Imperial Bank Comm: Q3 earnings: Analysts expect $2.12 a share Royal Bank Of Canada: Q3 earnings: Analysts expect $1.37 a share Toronto-dominion Bank Q3 earnings: Analysts expect $1.53 a share UNITED STATESCampbell Soup Company: Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 42¢ a share Salesforce.com, Inc. Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 7¢ a share Pall Corp. Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 89¢ a share read more

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Black Hockey Star Joel Ward Says He Wont Protest

San Jose Sharks right wing Joel Ward lines up against the Arizona Coyotes during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward says he has decided not to protest by kneeling during the national anthem.Ward had said he was considering a protest to raise awareness to the issues of racial inequality and excessive force by police against minorities in the United States. But he said Thursday that he doesn’t want the focus to be on the anthem and wants to work on bringing minorities and law enforcement together.Ward says he wants to spend more time talking about these issues in the locker room, at kitchen tables and in the community.The 36-year-old Ward, one of about 30 black players in the league, is from Canada. read more

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Xavi Sabate leads Hungarian national team

Hungary got a new national team head-coach – Xavi Sabate! After Talant Dujshebaev, another Spaniard will lead the team, who missed to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio. The current MVM Veszprem coach decided to accept dual role in the next few months with the only goal – to beat Serbia at World Championship 2017 Play-Off and qualify for France.Before June, Sabate will have chance to test his players only in April, when Hungary will meet France in friendly matches.-Our focus is to qualify for the World Championship, so rejuvenation isn’t in our plans right now – said Sabate on official presentation.His assistant coach will be promoted soon, and will be Hungarian.Sabate is in Hungary since 2012, firstly as assistant of Antonio Carlos Ortega in Veszprem, and then, as the first coach since September 2015. ← Previous Story 2019: Andreas Nilsson to stay in Veszprem Next Story → Samuel Honrubia to Tremblay Hungary handballXavi Sabate read more

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Powerranking the Champions League contenders ahead of todays quarterfinal draw

first_imgSource: PA Wire/Press Association Images8. Manchester UnitedHave Manchester United ever been 20/1, rank outsiders to win the Champions League? They are now.Given their current form and the cloud of despondency that hangs over Old Trafford, it seems almost unthinkable that United can cobble together a challenge for their fourth European title. In the good old days you could never rule them out — not even if they were trailing by a goal in the 89th minute of the final — but this is a very different prospect.Wednesday’s win against Olympiakos was one of their most coherent performances in a long time, and their quarter-final opponents will rightly fear a sting in the tail, but it’s hard to have any real faith in United’s chances. NK7. Borussia DortmundThey may be last season’s finalists but Jurgen Klopp’s side have slipped back in the rankings to be one of the outsiders entering the quarter-final stage. They did finish top of their group, just edging out Arsenal and Napoli on goal difference, before getting past Zenit St Petersburg during the week.They lost Mario Gotze last summer to Bayern Munich while cruciate injuries have ruled winger Jakub Blaszczykowski and defender Neven Subotic out for the rest of the season. Ilkay Gundogan, Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski ensure they carry a threat but it’s difficult to envisage Dortmund repeating last year’s heroics. FOT Source: AP/Press Association Images6. Paris Saint-GermainPSG have hardly put a foot wrong in the tournament yet this season. They were already comfortably through to the last 16 as winners before they lost their final group game against Benfica, and then continued that form with a 6-1 aggregate smashing of Bayer Leverkusen.Only Cristiano Ronaldo (13) has scored more goals than Zlatan Ibrahimovic (10) — so why can’t PSG get any love?If you want to find fault their defence hasn’t always been rock solid, though that rarely matters to their domestic dominance. The lingering concern is that they will be outthought and outplayed by one of the established powerhouses who have been here plenty of times before. NK Source: AP/Press Association Images5. Atletico MadridThe surprise package in this season’s La Liga title race, Atletico have lasted the course to be still challenging with ten games to go. Diego Simeone has also translated his side’s league form to the continent. They topped their group before Christmas and then claimed a 5-1 aggregate victory over AC Milan.The star man is undoubtedly Diego Costa. He has hit a rich goalscoring vein that has yielded 30 goals, causing Spain to savour the fact he is available to them for the World Cup and Brazil to bemoan his switch. The support cast of David Villa, Juanfran, Koke and Gabi isn’t bad either. FOT4. ChelseaChelsea’s squad has evolved considerably since their Champions League win in 2012 and the vast majority of those changes have been for the better.Eden Hazard’s class was glaringly obvious again in Tuesday night’s win over Galatasaray and if he stays fit and firing, Jose Mourinho’s side can rightly fancy their chances against any of the remaining teams.But can you win a Champions League with the strikers that Chelsea have? It doesn’t make the task any easier but as things tighten up in the knockout rounds, their defensive solidity could ease that burden. NK Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images3. BarcelonaThe beating they suffered last year at the semi-final stage against Bayern Munich brought a period of sobering reflection for Barcelona. Their elite status in Europe was altered even if they did win La Liga. Managerial upheaval has effected them in recent years while last summer’s marquee signing Neymar has not caught fire yet.They have slipped back in La Liga recently, magnifying the importance of next Sunday’s El Classico. But they are still likely to be one of Bayern’s biggest rivals for the title. In despatching Manchester City in the last 16, there was flashes of their class and with 31 goals this season, Lionel Messi’s stars shows no sign of dimming. FOT Source: EMPICS Sport2. Real MadridCarlo Ancelotti’s side need no introduction and if they do, they 29 goals they have scored on their unbeaten run to this point should do the job nicely.They’re hitting their peak at the perfect time too — they have won 17 games and drawn two in all competitions since the turn of the year — and they have managed to keep their star men fit.If there’s any hint of concern, it’s the pressure that they will come under as the competition reaches its climax. La decima — the club’s tenth European title — is spoken of in whispered tones around the Bernabeu and Ancelotti needs to manage that expectation. NK Source: Kirsty Wigglesworth1. Bayern MunichThe reigning champions are arguably stronger as they attempt to defend their title. The additions of Thiago Alcantara and Mario Gotze last summer have strengthened their hand while in Pep Guardiola at the tiller, they have a manager who knows how to land the Champions League crown. Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos and Arjen Robben are all in terrific form.Bayern have steamrolled through the Bundesliga and will retain their title shortly while a loss at home to Manchester City in the group stages is their only blip so far in Europe. Deserved favourites but the upcoming challenges will be greater than any they have been accustomed to so far this season. FOT– Fintan O’Toole and Niall KellyWho do you fancy to go all the way? United and Chelsea fans, what’s your dream draw? Let us know in the comments >Craven Cottage confirmed for Ireland v Italy friendlylast_img read more

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Italie un banquet de viande dours pour sopposer à leur réintroduction

first_imgItalie : un banquet de viande d’ours pour s’opposer à leur réintroductionHostile à la réintroduction des ours dans le massif des Dolomites en Italie, le parti politique la Ligue du Nord a convié la population, le week-end dernier, à un banquet de viande d’ours slovène auquel ont participé quelque deux cents personnes. L’évènement a fait scandale dans le pays.Cela fait longtemps maintenant que les pro et anti-ours s’affrontent dans les Pyrénées. Mais il en va de même dans la chaîne des Dolomites, en Italie, où la Ligue du Nord vient de quitter sa réserve concernant son hostilité à la réintroduction des ours. Ce parti politique, allié principal de Silvio Berlusconi au sein de la majorité, n’a pas hésité a convier la population à un banquet de viande d’ours slovène. Deux cents Italiens ont répondu présents à l’invitation jusqu’à ce que les carabiniers interviennent pour mettre un terme à cet insupportable évènement. À lire aussiL’attaque spectaculaire d’un ours polaire affamé sur un phoqueLe ministre des Affaires étrangères, Franco Frattini, a jugé “scandaleuse” cette manifestation qui a également été condamnée par les ministres du Tourisme et de l’Environnement, Michela Vittoria Brambilla et Stefania Prestigiacomo. Les associations de protection des animaux ont elles aussi été outrées et il y a fort à parier que la perte de vitesse de la Ligue du Nord au niveau politique ne fasse que s’accentuer suite à ce dramatique et macabre banquet. Pour se défendre la Ligue objecte que la viande a été achetée légalement. Si l’on en croit les autorités sanitaires, il manquait néanmoins des justificatifs pour cinquante kilos de denrées, indique zegreenweb.com.Dix ours déjà réintroduitsSi le ministère des Affaires étrangères italien fait des efforts pour faire revenir les ours dans les montagnes (lesquelles les ont accueillis pendant plusieurs siècles), le député de la Ligue du Nord, Maurizio Fugatti, a invoqué le ras-le-bol des agriculteurs devant les attaques perpétrées contre les moutons et les poulets ainsi que la nécessité d’envoyer “un signal fort aux citoyens qui ont le droit de reconquérir leur territoire et de circuler librement”. En effet, dix ours ont été réintroduits au cours des dix dernières années, portant à trente-cinq le nombre d’animaux circulant dans les Dolomites.Le 6 juillet 2011 à 16:34 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Encore beaucoup de travail pour préparer Rio20 selon lONU

first_imgEncore beaucoup de travail pour préparer Rio+20, selon l’ONULe secrétaire général de l’ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a souligné hier qu’il “restait encore beaucoup à faire” pour réussir le sommet de Rio+20. Il a ainsi invité les dirigeants mondiaux à en faire “une priorité personnelle”.La prochaine conférence des Nations unies sur le développement durable rassemblera du 20 au 22 juin près de 130 chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement. Cette conférence Rio+20 devra permettre d’”inventer un nouveau modèle [qui permette la croissance et l’inclusion sociale] un modèle plus respectueux des ressources limitées de notre planète”, a expliqué Ban Ki-moon, secrétaire général de l’ONU. Celui-ci a en effet rappelé que le sommet devait favoriser l’émergence d’une “économie verte” et définir de nouveaux “objectifs du développement durable”. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Parmi les 26 domaines de discussions envisagés, les plus importants concernent entre autres la sécurité alimentaire, l’énergie et l’eau. Il s’agit en fait de concilier croissance économique et préservation des ressources. Toutefois, l’ONU a tenu à insister : elle souhaite obtenir non pas un traité, mais “un engagement politique”. A l’issue des négociations préparatoires, “les bases d’un accord sont en place”, même si M. Ban reconnaît que ni le nombre ni la définition des objectifs ne faisaient encore l’objet d’un consensus. Il reste dans le projet de déclaration finale “beaucoup de paragraphes” entre parenthèses, sur lesquels les dirigeants devront trancher à Rio.Selon l’ambassadeur sud-coréen Kim Sook, co-président du Comité préparatoire, la séance de négociations qui s’est déroulée à New York n’a permis de mettre au point définitivement que 20% du document final. Néanmoins, selon M. Ban, “ce n’est pas inhabituel dans ce genre de négociation multilatérale”. La dernière réunion préparatoire se tiendra à Rio même, du 13 au 15 juin. Ce qui est en tout cas sûr pour le secrétaire général, c’est que les dirigeants devront faire preuve de “courage politique et de vision à long terme. Il faut que les dirigeants mondiaux fassent des questions sur la table à Rio+20 une priorité personnelle”, a-t-il affirmé cité par l’AFP.Des dirigeants absents Pourtant, l’absence de certains dirigeants sera notoire, le président américain Barack Obama, la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel et le premier ministre britannique David Cameron, notamment, ne seront pas là. En revanche, François Hollande et Vladimir Poutine ont annoncé leur présence, de même que le président de la Commission européenne, José Manuel Barroso et le chef du gouvernement espagnol, Mariano Rajoy.Le 8 juin 2012 à 14:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Un cousin géant des cloportes sabote des caméras sousmarines

first_imgUn cousin géant des cloportes sabote des caméras sous-marinesSelon le Smithsonian Magazine, les câbles du système de caméras submersibles d’un institut de recherche sur les requins, aux Bahamas, ont récemment été sectionnés par… un crustacé apparenté au cloporte. Mais un cloporte des profondeurs, de 30 cm de long et aux redoutablesmandibules.C’est en constatant une panne de caméras sous-marines ainsi que des ‘marques de dents’ sur les câbles reliant celles-ci à la surface que des chercheurs ont fait la surprenante découverte. Intrigué par ses dégâts, Edd Brooks, chargé de leur entretien au Cape Eleuthera Institute aux Bahamas a décidé d’y regarder de plus près et a remarqué que les marques en question avaient été faites par un crustacé bien particulier.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Il n’y a rien d’autre qui ait des mandibules aussi acérées : c’est une attaque de bathynome”, a assuré le spécialiste. Le bathynome géant (de son nom scientifique Bathynomus giganteus) vit normalement à 2.500 mètres de profondeur. C’est un crustacé isopode – comme ses cousins les cloportes – d’une taille de 30 centimètres environ mais atteignant parfois 50 cm. Pour compléter cette description impressionnante : il est en outre doté de 7 paires de pattes, dont celles situées à l’avant apportent la nourriture à ses… 4 jeux de mâchoires. Abondant dans les eaux froides et profondes de l’Atlantique et du Pacifique, ce charognard se nourrit de cadavres de baleines, de poissons et de crevettes mais il est habituellement assez rare qu’il s’attaque à des câbles ou des dispositifs sous-marins. Le 12 juin 2012 à 11:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Florentinos transformation as Real Madrids president

first_imgWe give you a brief historical account of the way that Real Madrid went from a buyer to a selling club in less than 20 years, all thanks to Florentino Perez.There is no doubt that Real Madrid under Florentino Perez has been under two different periods, both were successful in their own right but both of them had completely different philosophies. Back when the club’s president started his first spell leading the Spanish giants, he believed in a more globalized club that could win trophies by spending inhumane amounts of money and he never really paid attention to the player factory he had at his disposal. The arrivals of players like Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo Nazario, and even David Beckham, spoke clearly about Florentino’s flamboyant style of dealing with other clubs. The man became a true sensation who could convince any player to play for Real Madrid, but the model he utilized failed him miserably because the trophies simply stopped coming his way exactly after one year that Zinedine Zidane scored that magical volley in Glasgow. Things went downhill from there and the fans started doubting their president, Florentino stepped down a few years after failing to implement this model.QUÉ FÁCIL LO HACE REAL MADRID. La broma de Isco Alarcón a Florentino Pérez tras ganar La Decimotercera: https://t.co/bk6MXibH7a pic.twitter.com/zT7YqQskFV— Invictos (@InvictosSomos) September 6, 2018After a couple years of resting from the public eye and watching Real Madrid fall apart from the sidelines under president Ramon Calderon, the fans were in desperate need of a savior and they started to think that Florentino Perez needed to make a triumphant comeback regardless of his transfer politics. The man did come in with a bang after signing many world-class players for the squad, a pack that included Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Xabi Alonso, Alvaro Arbeloa, and Ricardo Kaká. Out of all the players that cost Los Blancos over €200 million overall, only the Brazilian didn’t reach the expectations but the rest were very successful at the club. Florentino’s model seemed to be working perfectly but something had changed in the president, nobody expected this brand new philosophy that has completely transformed Los Blancos from a club that was used to buying all the top quality players, into pro footballer factory that buys players with untapped potential and then sells them back for incredible figures.Florentino Pérez presentará las mejores cuentas de la historia: 750,9 millones de euros en ingresos https://t.co/6TUqIRxNtS— OKDIARIO (@okdiario) September 6, 2018Florentino’s new plan after the last spending spree.The club’s president as intelligent as he’s always been, truly became a club management mastermind during his last five years leading Real Madrid. The man started tapping into a personal network of scouts he started setting around the world that has brought him many impressive talents to the club, the most prominent ones are located in Brazil and Spain as Florentino started paying a lot more attention to local players for the club’s future. After setting up these networks and just waiting for a little while, Florentino has managed to get Spanish players like Marco Asensio, Daniel Carvajal, Isco Alarcon, and Nacho Fernandez. But his outside network has brought him the ability to sign players of the likes of Casemiro, Raphael Varane, Vinicius, Mariano Diaz, and Federico Valverde. All of these players came at an early age and some of them got the chance to leave on loans and grow their skills to then return and win many trophies with the club. Florentino’s plans suddenly changed from a man who didn’t care about spending a lot of money for great players, to a true businessman who worried about the club’s economy.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.? @RealMadrid president Florentino Pérez? Goalkeeper of the Season (@NavasKeylor)? Defender of the Season (@SergioRamos)? Midfielder of the Season (@lukamodric10)? Player of the Year (@lukamodric10) pic.twitter.com/KJ3TltrHz5— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 30, 2018This more austere approach is the reason all the club’s members are incredibly happy with the way that Florentino Perez has managed the club in the last decade, they understand his philosophy perfectly now and they almost never go against his decisions because they know that he is looking two or three steps ahead. Only this year, Real Madrid won their third consecutive Champions League and also closed the year with an estimated budget of €752 million which is 11% more than the club had closed the year with last season. Plus, the Spanish giants have transformed into a club that sells players with the fourth consecutive year selling over €100 million in professional footballers to other major clubs in European football. Doing things like this and still competing for trophies, is the perfect way for Florentino Perez to remain in power at Real Madrid until the day he decides to retire. Right now this man is untouchable because the fans know that their beloved club is in the perfect hands and great things will keep happening for them as long as Florentino is on their side.#TS: RONALDO decidió en el último minuto cancelar su vuelo a Montecarlo para la gala de la UEFA, ya que se le informó que el Presidente del #RMadrid, Florentino Pérez, estaba presionando a la UEFA para que premiara a MODRIC.El poder político de Pérez no es secreto para nadie. pic.twitter.com/1Vl5GAqjHI— Juventus Venezuela (@Juventus_VEN) September 5, 2018How would you describe Florentino Perez management skills at Real Madrid? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Update on Lionel Messis injury ahead of El Clasico

first_imgTime to give you the latest on Lionel Messi’s injury ahead of next Wednesday’s El Clasico at Camp Nou, he didn’t practice with his teammates today.After FC Barcelona’s 2-2 draw against Valencia last Saturday, the major concern was with Lionel Messi and his physical state due to a muscular problem.During the second half of the game, the Argentine player wasn’t able to continue playing at his usual level after he suffered a blow on his right thigh from one of Valencia’s players and needed to get medical attention on the sidelines.Even after he received treatment on the affected area, Lionel Messi still wasn’t able to return to full beast-mode and the fans at Camp Nour were really worried because of the upcoming Copa del Rey Clasico that’s coming on Wednesday.The Catalan club has been determined to tell the press that he is not going to miss the match, but everybody was expecting him to come on Monday and see if he practiced alongside all of his teammates.Missing this first crucial match against Real Madrid on Wednesday could be catastrophic, Lionel Messi is arguably the most important player they have and his absence has proved to be detrimental for the Catalan club this season.#FCB 🔵🔴 | 🚨🚨🚨💥 Leo Messi no entrena con el grupo. El argentino sigue con molestias en su muslo derecho💥 Dembelé hace trabajo sobre el campo y mantiene opciones de jugar #ElClasico pic.twitter.com/tNQuHah7p4— Diario SPORT (@sport) February 4, 2019The cameras and reporters were waiting for Messi to arrive, the fears were as expected. Lionel wasn’t seen on the practice with the rest of the squad, he was told to remain at the gym throughout the whole session getting the proper treatment for recovery.Messi was spotted getting the proper recovery methods by two different physical therapists, the player did get an important knock on the right thigh and there is still no confirmation about his participation for next Wednesday.A report from Diario Sport suggests that the Catalan club has told everyone in the press that Messi will be 100% ready for El Clasico, but the images of him coming to practice and how worried he look to tell a different story.Messi will try to complete tomorrow’s training alongside his teammates exactly one day before the crucial match, his participation and the evolution of his pain will be the ones that decide whether he will be available for manager Ernesto Valverde or not.The Argentine is eager to play against Real Madrid, one of the favorite victims he’s had throughout his career.On this day in 2004, Messi signed his first professional contract.Top 5 Barcelona players to watch in the Champions League Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Barcelona players to watch in the competition.The UEFA…In the 15 years since:663 games581 goals246 assists33 trophies5 Ballons d’Or(via @brfootball) pic.twitter.com/PC18ICGNiE— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 4, 2019Dembele is back in full force for ValverdeAs we wait for whatever happens with Lionel Messi during the next couple of days, we have to give you all the good news that manager Ernest Valverde has completely recovered Frenchman Ousmane Dembele from the injury he suffered.To those who didn’t know, the young player missed the last four matches due to an ankle injury he suffered during the La Liga match against Leganes.Ankle injuries can be very tricky for dribblers like Dembele, which is why the manager decided to give him such an extended resting period in order to have him completely recovered for the Copa del Rey semifinals.Regardless of who the Catalan club was facing, it was evident that Dembele’s absence could affect the squad but not as much as Lionel Messi missing this upcoming game.We will keep you all posted on what happens with the Argentine, but chances are that he will get to play against Real Madrid without a problem.A victory for FC Barcelona at Camp Nou is very important if they want to play at the Bernabeu with a slight advantage, especially now that Real Madrid are playing amazing football compared to the start of the season.Most assists in Europe’s top five leagues so far this season:🇦🇷 Lionel Messi (10)🇧🇪 Eden Hazard (10)🇩🇪 Leroy Sané (9)🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Ryan Fraser (9)🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Jadon Sancho (9)🇩🇪 Joshua Kimmich (9)A fascinating collection. pic.twitter.com/qyA9mgVa55— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 4, 2019How important is it for Barcelona to have Messi play against Real Madrid on Wednesday? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Kimmich Havertz would be a good fit at Bayern Munich

first_imgBayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich suggested that the club should perhaps look at signing Kai HavertzThe 19-year-old midfielder set up Serge Gnabry’s 18-yard stunning strike to seal Germany a 3-0 friendly win over Russia in only his second appearance.Havertz, who idolises Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, has been frequently linked with a switch from Bayer Leverkusen to Bayern.And Germany teammate Kimmich says that Havertz has his vote at the club.“I cannot buy him, but Kai Havertz is a player who would suit us well,” Kimmich, according to SportsStarLive.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…Germany boss Joachim Low added: “He impressed me,”“He is very secure on the ball and has good positioning going forward.“When he gets the ball, he always tries to bring the ball forward. You can see that in training as well.”Havertz has managed six goals and five assists in 16 appearances for Leverkusen this season.Germany will next face Holland in a UEFA Nations League clash on Monday.last_img read more

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Soy Growers Promote Sustainable US Soy in Romanian

first_imgDuring the second day of ANFNC’s event, industry delegates visited Smithfield’s Romania Feed Mill in Vinga, Arad County in small groups. Photo Courtesy of USSECU.S. Soy growers traveled to Romania this month to increase awareness of U.S. soy and promote sustainable U.S. soy among members of the Romanian Feed Manufacturer Association.The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)  attended the National Conference of the Romanian Feed Manufacturers Association, hosted by Smithfield, on March 16 -17 in Timisoara City, Romania. More than 80 industry delegates and 10 foreign speakers from European and U.S. organizations participated in this event. The USSEC delegation included American Soybean Association (ASA) Vice President Bret Davis, United Soybean Board (USB) Director David Iverson and USSEC Regional Director – European Union (EU) / Middle East – North Africa (MENA) Brent Babb.After a brief introduction of USSEC provided Babb, Davis spoke on “U.S. Soybeans’ Sustainability and Biotechnology” and Iverson discussed “U.S. Soy Outlook for 2017.” Both presentations were well-received by the audience and fit the conference agenda entitled “Security, Safety, and Sustainability for Increasing Competitiveness of the Feed Industry.”In addition to the sustainability presentations made by the keynote speakers from USSEC, DSM, and Smithfield Romania, the audience saw presentations approaching new sustainable feed products including extruded linseed or feed additives such as soy chelates. The event also provided the delegates with insight on the latest trends in raw materials, feed additives, and feed manufacturing, besides creating ample opportunities for feed companies and suppliers to interact and network.“The solid presence and support of USSEC confirms our belief that the local feed and livestock industries will expand in the near future,” said USSEC Animal Utilization Consultant – Romania Dr. Iani Chihaia, acting as a facilitator for this event. “We hope that the Feed Association will continue to serve as a platform for the industry players that allows our members to grow and implement the latest standards in safe and sustainable production.”During the second day of ANFNC’s event, industry delegates visited Smithfield’s Romania Feed Mill in Vinga, Arad County in small groupsDuring the second day of the event, participants were invited to tour Smithfield’s Ferme Feed Mill, located in Vinga, Arad County. More than 60 people had the chance to take a tour to the largest and uniquely American-designed and -engineered feed mill in the country. The plant is an example of a feed manufacturer being able to produce different feeds under the latest safe and sustainable feed industry standards.According to an ANFNC press release about the event, the conference in Timisoara was by far the best meeting of the feed association since its inception. Romanian representatives who attended and listened to the presentations were truly impressed with Smithfield’s overall organization, the quality of speakers and presentations and the networking opportunities.As for the foreign speakers and sponsors of the conference, the event allowed them to get a better understanding of the Romanian feed and livestock actual reality and potential for progress and expansion. It clearly showed the opportunities and potential that exists in this particular market for growth in livestock production and, consequently, the use of sustainable feed additives and manufacturing technologies, with U.S. soy being one of the key products in this regard.Even though Romania is not one of the largest soy markets in Europe, its livestock and feed industries are growing and set a good example for other Eastern European countries to develop their industries.Having USSEC delegates participating and giving speeches at the conference and offering support over the past several years for the development of ANFNC, as a strong professional organization and professional forum, is probably one of the most important success stories on how U.S. soy farmers are committed to building relationships with European industry professionals and end users. USSEC will continue its promotional efforts to accompany the growth of this market and to position U.S. products in this market.last_img read more

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Happy hour at Talde Miami Beach

first_imgTalde’s food will fill you up and not empty your wallet.Dale Talde: “The Kung Pow Wings are $1 apiece. Going back to old school when you are in college.”From the samosas to the Bao Buns, the happy hour menu has some of Talde’s most popular dishes.Dale Talde: “For our happy hour, pricing our pretzel pork and chive dumplings, it’s 2 for $3.”Customer: “It’s a great happy hour. It’s always fun to come to the restaurant. It’s a great crowd.”Dale Talde: “We take what we do seriously, but we don’t take ourselves seriously.”FOR MORE INFO: Talde Miami Beach4041 Collins Ave.Miami Beach, FL 33140(786) 605-4094http://www.taldemiamibeach.com/Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. It’s almost Friday, which is one reason to be happy. Another reason is the South Beach spot where grabbing a drink and a bite won’t drain your bank account. That’s why it’s tonight’s Cheap Thrills.Cheers, South Florida! Welcome to Talde Miami Beach at the Confidante Hotel.Dale Talde, chef: “Food is very fun. It’s meant to share. It’s a very jovial space. Great takes on Asian classics with an American point of view.”Talde is the brainchild of Chef Dale Talde.If Dale looks familiar, then bravo, you’re a reality cooking show fan.Dale Talde: “‘Top Chef,’ I did three seasons of that. You might recognize me from that.”The restaurant got its start up north and has a very New York vibe. center_img Dale Talde: “We wanted to bring a little bit of Brooklyn, a little up north, down to South Beach.”And their new happy hour will have you feeling very happy.Dale Talde: “Here at Talde Miami Beach, our happy hour is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and it’s seven days a week.”Maybe they should call it — half off hour.Dale Talde: “For happy hour, our drink program, everything is half off, so if it’s wine, specialty cocktail, or beer, it’s half off.”And since you’re saving a bit of green…Dale Talde: “I love the Green Lightning. It’s green tea, vodka, crushed ice. Super refreshing.” last_img read more

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Revanth demands BJP to clear air on relations with TRS

first_imgHyderabad: Congress MP from Malkajgiri A Revanth Reddy on Friday posed five questions to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on its relations with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and demanded a reply from the saffron party. Addressing the media, he wanted BJP leader and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy to come clear on BJP’s relations with the TRS while the saffron party has been stating that it was the only alternative to TRS in the State. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us He said that he has enough evidence with him to prove his allegations. He alleged that the BJP has been trying to weaken the Congress through the TRS. Revanth said while the BJP has been pretending that it was fighting with the TRS in the State, it has been maintaining harmonious relations with it at Delhi level. “It is like ladayee in gallis and alay balay at Delhi,” he mocked. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us While listing his questions, Revanth wondered whether the BJP has shelved the CBI inquiry on Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in Sahara Provident Fund case. He wanted to know whether Chandrashekar Rao would be left out from the ESI hospital case. He wanted reply of BJP on holding inquiry into the illegal human trafficking case. Revanth asked the saffron party to tell whether the Gulabi Coolie case has been closed and also wanted to know as to whether it has been with holding its allegations on corruption in Kaleswaram project. Advertise With Us The MP said the deep relations between the BJP and the TRS have been exposed in the Parliament. He said the TRS rushed its MP J Santosh Kumar to Delhi in private flight on Thursday to vote in favour of BJP in Rajya Sabha on the amendment bill to Right to Information Act and helped the ruling party at the Centre to get the bill passed. “The TRS has opposed the amendment and its leader in RS K Kesava Rao signed the letter of opposition parties. But TRS changed the stand overnight after BJP president Amit Shah called on TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao. The TRS chief who was not available to MPs, MLAs and Ministers of his party has attended Shah’s call promptly and sent his MP of RS to vote in favour of BJP,” he alleged. Revanth said that the TRS MPs have participated in the plantation programme being held in Parliament premises on Friday. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and TRS MPs rubbed shoulders, he said. The MP said that MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi should spell out his stand against the TRS who has said in the past that he would prevent any relation between the TRS and saffron party. Posing questions to BJP leaders DK Aruna, Jitendar Reddy and G Vivek, he said that if they were truly opposing the TRS and believe that it was BJP which was only alternative to TRS, they should come out with their explanation on the recent happenings in which the nexus between the TRS and BJP have been exposed.last_img read more

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DU VC given ultimatum to expel accused BCL men

first_imgStudents, under the banner ‘Students Against Oppression’, demonstrated against the BCL men and formed a human chain near the Aparajeyo Bangla on Wednesday. Photo: Prothom AloA group of students of Dhaka University (DU) have demanded expulsion of leaders of ruling Awami League-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) from the university, who are responsible for assaulting female students on Monday.The agitating students, under the banner ‘Students Against Oppression’, demonstrated against the BCL men and formed a human chain near the Aparajeyo Bangla on Wednesday.Leaders and activists of several left-leaning students’ organisations and students, who were demonstrating for DUCSU (Dhaka University Central Student’s Union) polls, also joined the demonstration.More than 300 demonstrating students laid siege to the office of the DU proctor AKM Golam Rabbani and kept him confined inside his office for four hours in the afternoon.When the proctor came out of his office, the demonstrators said it was unacceptable the way BCL men assaulted the students, who were demonstrating on the campus demanding cancellation of the affiliation of seven colleges with the Dhaka University, in front of law enforcement on Monday.They said there are video footages and photographs of the BCL leaders and activists who committed the crime. The demonstrators insisted that the perpetrators have to be expelled immediately.The accused BCL leaders are DU’s Bangabandhu Hall unit general secretary Al-Amin Rahman, Sergeant Zahurul Haq Hall president Sohanur Rahman, Haji Muhammad Mohsin Hall general secretary Mehedi Hasan, Surya Sen Hall president Golam Sarwar, Rokeya Hall president BM Lipi Akhter, Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall president Benajir Hossain, Bangladesh-Kuwait Friendship Hall general secretary Sraboni Shaila and Kobi Sufia Kamal Hall president Sharjia Sharmin Shampa.The students also demanded that the authorities must form a committee, including two representatives of students, by 24-hour about the permanent expulsion of the perpetrators.The proctor sought half an hour time and held a meeting with other members of the proctorial body. After half an hour, he said to the demonstrating students, “I shall form an investigation committee and take steps to ensure proper punishment of the perpetrators.”He, however, said the proctorial body needs to go through a process.But the students, calling proctor AKM Golam Rabbani a failure, chanted slogans demanding his resignation.The proctor, then, said to them, “I am saying the perpetrators will be brought to book within seven days.”Golam Rabbani then led students to the vice-chancellor’s office.Vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman also mentioned about a ‘process’ for expelling anyone.Mass communication journalism department student Masud Al Mahdi said, “The trial of the murder of student Abu Bakr, Salimullah Muslim dormitory student Hafizur Molla, who was allegedly killed by BCL men, and several incidents of sexual harassments are trapped in such process.”He demanded a clear answer from the VC.In reply, vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman said, “Nothing can be done whimsically. Today, you are seeking someone’s expulsion, if I yield to that demand, another person will come tomorrow. This is not a process. Some principles have to be followed to expel someone.”He, however, assured students about forming a probe body within 24-hour.Later, the students announced to go for tougher programmes if actions against the accused were not taken by Sunday.On last Thursday, Dhaka University students started demonstrating on the campus demanding cancellation of the affiliation of seven colleges with the university.Amid demonstrations on Monday, the BCL presidents and general secretaries of the hall units warned the students of dire consequences should they take part in any agitation programmes to this end.They allegedly beat up the coordinator of the agitating students, Moshiur Rahman, inside the university proctor’s office.Later, the university’s proctorial body handed him over to the police. This prompted the students to demonstrate further.last_img read more

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Teddy Roosevelt – 10 Things to Know About Americas Rough and Tumble

first_imgThough he is enshrined on the Mount Rushmore along with Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln, the 26th President of the United States tends to be overlooked by many today. Not historians, who are keenly aware of the immense changes he brought not only to the Office of President, but to the United States and the American people, and of his personal bravery in the Spanish-American War.Theodore RooseveltRoosevelt is widely credited with beginning the crusade against the abuses of Big Business, which in the years after the Civil War had helped make America one of the richest nations in the world, but had also caused wide-spread abuses in the workplace, violence against workers, and exerted immense corrupt political power from the local to the national level. “TR” (no one called him “Teddy” to his face”) is also credited with founding the National Park System, and bringing some sense of the importance of nature and ecology to the American people.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsTheodore Roosevelt at age 11Roosevelt is also credited with moving American military power onto the world stage, shifting it from just a regional power to a world power. His orders for the “Great White Fleet” to sail the globe was a message to the other nations of the world that the United States had arrived on the global stage.Here are a few things about the first president named Roosevelt that many people don’t know:He was shot in the chest during a speech, yet finished it before getting medical careRoosevelt shortly after leaving office, October 1910Running for president in 1912 on the 3rd party “Bull Moose” ticket after his last term in office in 1909, Roosevelt was making a speech and the crowd was going wild. But before the speech, something unreal had happened. TR’s first words were: “Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible.” His second words stunned the crowd: “I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot.” Yes, a would-be assassin had shot TR in the chest.The bullet-damaged speech and eyeglass case on display at the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. Photo by Rickster77 CC BY-SA 3.0Luckily for the ex-President and candidate, the long 50-page manuscript of the speech slowed the bullet down and changed its trajectory. Still, the bullet entered his body, missing his heart.This happened as he was getting in his car to make his speech. Looking at his shirt, he saw blood, but when he coughed intentionally and no blood came up, he got angry at his aides who wanted him to get medical attention. “You get me to that speech.” He had a bullet hole the size of a dime in his chest, but finished the speech – it took an hour and a half. Now you see why no one ever called him “Teddy” to his face.Related Video: Last Surviving Witness of Abraham Lincon’s Fateful Last Night Goes on a 50s Game Show to Speak About it:When first world war broke out, he volunteered for front-line dutyCol. Theodore RooseveltA veteran of the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt was no stranger to battle, and wished to fight for his country during the first world war. He lobbied Woodrow Wilson to let him go, but the Commander-in-Chief refused. Rallies in support of Roosevelt took place throughout the country, but to no avail. Sadly, Roosevelt had to endure something worse – the loss of his son Quentin, who was shot down over France in 1918. His eldest son, Theodore Jr., was a hero in the second world war, though a heart-attack claimed him before wars’ end.TR climbed the MatterhornTheodore Roosevelt and John Muir, 1906A famed outdoorsman in later life, Roosevelt had spent most of his youth working on his body and health, because much of his childhood was spent inside, in poor health with a bad heart.Roosevelt figured that if he was to die early, he might as well go out doing what he loved, not sitting in some bedroom. He also possessed immense energy and needed an outlet for it. A year after college graduation, on a honeymoon tour of Europe with his new wife, Alice, he took a side-trip and climbed the notoriously difficult Matterhorn – without mountaineering experience.TR was one of five presidents to have belonged to Harvard’s “Hasty Pudding Club”Theodore RooseveltThis entertainment and social organization also claims Jack Lemmon and Jodie Foster as alums, and has been putting on shows – including cross-dressing burlesque shows – since its inception in 1770. It is one of the oldest entertainment fraternities in the world, though it has been open to women in supporting choreographic roles for some time (this changed in 2018).Roosevelt was a tireless writerOrotone print of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, 1904, by Edward S. CurtisThough one might wonder where he found the time, TR was an accomplished and prolific writer. He wrote 38 books, including a four-volume series The Winning of the West, and many articles on hunting and the outdoors. His The Naval War of 1812 earned him kudos among professional historians at the age of 23.TR was almost completely blind in one eyeEx-President Theodore Roosevelt in Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1914TR liked to box. He got in the ring at Harvard and was a contender for the school’s lightweight championship. He also sparred during his campaigns – and in the White House.He sometimes invited boxing champions to the White House to give him a light workout – with the gloves. One young artillery officer was asked to spar with the president – and TR did not want anyone to pull punches. The officer didn’t, and destroyed a blood vessel in the president’s left eye.Roosevelt was the first sitting president to leave the countryRoosevelt driving through a sequoia tree tunnelThough many believe this claim to fame was Woodrow Wilson’s. After WWI, Wilson was the first person to visit a foreign country. TR was the first president to leave the nation (1906) – but he sailed to the Panama Canal, which was being built, and stayed on-board.Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace PrizeTheodore Roosevelt and pilot Arch Hoxsey at St. Louis, October 11, 1910While many credit Roosevelt’s ordering the Great White Fleet around the world as the symbol that America was now a world power, Roosevelt was keenly aware that it took more than merely bluster to get that kind of attention.Roosevelt offered the good offices of the United States to end the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05, and mediated between the two hostile countries, earning the famed Nobel Prize in 1906. He used the prize money to fund a trust that worked to reconcile workers and owners in violent industrial disputes.Washington threw a silver dollar across the Potomac, Roosevelt skinny-dipped in itWhile the first President of the United States didn’t actually throw a coin across the wide Potomac, the 26th President did. TR was famous for his strenuous walks – he led his family on them before and after his time as president, and he continued them in the White House.He often ordered the presidential yacht down the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, sometimes leading cliff-climbing parties, or going off into the woods for target practice with his revolver. After all that, he would doff his clothes, and take a plunge in the river to cool off.Roosevelt became a national name as Police Commissioner in New York CityRoosevelt in Pennsylvania on October 26, 1914If you’ve seen Gangs of New York, you know how dangerous pre-1900 NYC was. It was also intensely corrupt. As one of the city’s police commissioners, TR went after crooked cops and even went so far as to walk the streets at night to make sure police were walking their assigned beats, and not taking a nap.TR’s wife and mother both died on the same dayRoosevelt family in 1903 with Quentin on the left, TR, Ted, Archie, Alice, Kermit, Edith, and EthelOn Valentine’s Day 1884, Theodore lost his mother to typhoid fever. 12 hours later, sickened by the kidney ailment Bright’s Disease (today called “chronic nephritis”), and weakened by delivering her first child, Roosevelt’s wife Alice also passed away.Read another story from us: The Most Popular, Influential and Eccentric First Daughter in American HistoryIn his diary, Roosevelt wrote: “The light has gone out of my life.”last_img read more

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Foreign exchange drags Air Canada to Q4 loss but operating revenue up

first_img By: The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Air Canada says that negative changes to foreign exchange rates drove it to a $231-million net loss in the fourth quarter, but it would have otherwise turned a profit during the three-month period.The Montreal-based airline’s revenue was $4.24 billion, which was up from $3.82 billion a year earlier.Its net loss amounted to 85 cents per diluted share for the three months ended Dec. 31, including $269 million of foreign exchange losses recorded under generally accepted accounting rules.That compared with a net profit of $8 million or two cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2017, with $62 million of foreign exchange losses a year earlier.Air Canada’s adjusted net income, which excludes the impact of foreign exchange gains or losses, was $54 million or 20 cents per share, down from $60 million of 22 cents per share a year earlier.Analysts had estimated 15 cents per share of adjusted net income and $4.2 billion of revenue, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Share Tags: Air Canada, Income, Statistics Friday, February 15, 2019 Foreign exchange drags Air Canada to Q4 loss, but operating revenue up << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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