Small & Medium Businesses: How to Deliver Intel vPro Technology – PROS004 class highlights

first_imgTeaser – Booting a minimal Linux* kernel* use 2Mg disk image to boot a small kernel* create a beach front: serial, disk and network* User serial for control, disk for caching, network to download more toolsHe will show how to build a linux kernel.Mesh time- Provisioning intel AMT in a mesh.This was by far the best session for IDF for vPro that I was in.      I will put a link here to the material as soon as possible. 2 Options for provisioning for Service Providers#1.   Manually Provision in SMB Sitego to SMB Talk#2.  Pre-Provision before shipping to SMB Now onto Ylian talking about two innovative concept ideas:*Use IDE-r on the internet*using Intel AMt in a mesh configuration Teri McFaul – Talking about MSP’s and her work w/ the SP’s.   3 major IT service task SP’s perform area:  HW maintenance tasks, sw/anti-virus updates, hwupdates/remediation. Abdul kicks us off with the core message – SMB is important, Talking about SMB, MSP & Mesh.last_img read more

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Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari chooses between CR7 and Lionel Messi

first_imgAdvertisementThe manager of Real Madrid, Santiago Solari chose his favourite player between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Accoding to the new manager of the Los Blancos, Lionel Messi will never have any competitor as the Argentine superstar plays some other sport than football.Just ahead of the El Clasico, Santiago Solari was asked about his favourite player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Solari told,“Cristiano is the best player in the world because Messi is playing another sport,”Lionel Messi scored 21 League Goals in 20 matches for the Catalan Giants and also scored 6 Champions League Goals in this campaign. The Argentine superstar is having a great season with Barcelona. The Catalan Giants are now at the top of the table in the La Liga. The contribution of Lionel Messi has been phenomenal for Barcelona over the years.On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo is also a great player. The star Portuguese footballer won 3 consecutive UEFA Champions League titles for the Catalan Giants. Cristiano Ronaldo has also won the European Championship with his National side Portugal few years back. The footballing icon of Portugal is successful in three different top Leagues of Europe. So, he is certainly one of the best footballers of this modern era; but noone can be compared with Lionel Messi.Barcelona reportedly have Cristhian Stuani on their radar Advertisementlast_img read more

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How the US Can Save Billions by Reducing Electricity Use

first_imgAnd the benefits go beyond the savings seen by those who buy efficient products or upgrade their homes. When electricity demand goes down, utilities can avoid investments in new power plants and other infrastructure, saving money for all electricity customers in the region. The local economy benefits when consumers buy other goods and services with the money they saved on their bills. Plus, less power generation can lead to better air quality and improved public health. Here are a few real-world examples of these benefits:Energy efficiency investments of $440 million from 2009-2011 as part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade program for carbon dioxide emissions from power plants among nine states in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, are expected to add $1.6 billion in economic value and create 16,000 net job-years (a measure of employment that means the creation of one job for one year) in the region through 2021.The lifetime public health and economic benefits of Massachusetts’ efficiency programs implemented from 2010-2012 are expected to reach $4 billion USD.Wisconsin’s energy efficiency program is projected to add more than $900 million USD into the state’s economy and generate 6,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.Greater Savings Are on the TableThe cost and climate benefits of reducing electricity use are clear. The problem is that market barriers and misaligned incentives prevent the widespread adoption of efficiency measures even when the benefits well outweigh the costs. This leaves a surprising amount of potential untapped—studies by the National Academy of Sciences, Rocky Mountain Institute, and others suggest that the United States could reduce electricity use 14 to 30 percent below projected levels over the next two decades by putting cost-effective efficiency measures into place, generating hundreds of billions of dollars in savings for consumers.One of the biggest challenges is that utility profits are typically linked to how much electricity they sell. That means profits decline with sales revenue as efficiency programs expand, creating natural disincentives for utilities to pursue cost-effective energy efficiency. Breaking the link between revenue and sales can encourage utilities to take advantage of energy efficiency as a resource.Over the past several years, some states have taken steps to do just that—16 now have policies that decouple utility profits from sales, 28 offer utility incentives for efficiency, and 24 have mandatory electric savings targets. But many other states are missing out on these opportunities. Scaling Up the SavingsEven with these advances, states need new federal policy signals to truly capitalize on all the efficiency opportunities before them. This is where EPA’s greenhouse gas standards for existing power plants could play an important role. Proposed standards would allow states to use efficiency programs to comply with mandatory emissions limits. By finalizing ambitious and flexible standards, EPA could encourage more widespread adoption of state efficiency policies.Other strategies to support greater efficiency include:Federal agencies like the Department of Energy should expand existing initiatives, such as by strengthening appliance standards and increasing research and development;States should adopt and enforce the most up-to-date building energy codes;Federal agencies and states should implement measures that encourage retrofits of existing buildings, such as building labeling and assessment tools, energy auditing and disclosure policies, mortgages that consider building efficiency, and financial incentives (e.g., rebates for retrofits); andStates and federal agencies should improve access to low-cost financing for efficiency projects, such as states’ adoption of innovative financing models like “green banks”.Tune in for our next installment of the Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy blog series, where we’ll explore the economic benefits of cleaner and more fuel-efficient vehicles. See also our related publication, Seeing is Believing: Creating a New Climate Economy in the US. A new WRI study finds that there are many “win-win” opportunities for the United States to reduce emissions and save money for consumers and businesses.Over the coming weeks, our blog series, Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy, will evaluate these opportunities across five key areas—power generation, electricity consumption, passenger vehicles, natural gas systems, and hydrofluorocarbons—which together represent 55 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.Homes and commercial buildings account for 74 percent of electricity demand in the United States, making them a critical part of any plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The good news is that policies put into place over the last three decades—including appliance efficiency standards, voluntary labeling programs like ENERGY STAR, and state energy-savings targets—have already helped offset rising demand for electricity and saved consumers billions of dollars. New research shows that with the right policies in place, consumers and the environment can capture even greater benefits. Consumers and Businesses See Big Savings with Energy EfficiencyAmerican consumers have seen massive savings from energy efficiency programs. Federal appliance standards implemented since 1987 saved consumers nearly $370 billion USD in lower utility bills as of 2012, and are projected to save another $570 billion USD through 2020. And state programs that help improve the efficiency of homes and businesses regularly save consumers $2 USD for every dollar invested, in some cases as much as $5 USD. last_img read more

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a month agoChelsea midfielder Willian: I wanted to take it

first_imgChelsea midfielder Willian: I wanted to take itby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Willian admits he wanted to take last night’s penalty in defeat to Valencia.Ross Barkley took the spotkick and missed to hand Los Che the Champions League win.Willian said: “I wanted to take it but he (Barkley) was confident to take it.”This is football. He missed the penalty but it could be me that missed, or Jorginho or whoever. So football is like this. But when we win, we win together, and when we lose, we lose together.”Barkley added: “If there was another penalty in the game, I would have been confident of taking it,You can miss penalties. It’s not the end of the world. We’ve got five more group stage games to go that we’re aiming to win. The Valencia game just didn’t go our way, it’s disappointing really.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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College Football QB Accused Of Selling Marijuana To His Teammates

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A college football quarterback has been accused of selling marijuana to his teammates. The quarterback was arrested on Friday.Florida Institute of Technology quarterback Brandon Ziarno was arrested on Friday during a routine traffic stop. The quarterback was reportedly arrested on marijuana charges after police found 65.7 grams of pot in small, plastic bags.Ziarno reportedly told police he would tell them anything they wanted to know, which apparently included admitting to selling to his teammates.From News 6 in Orlando:Ziarno, 21, told officers he would tell them anything they wanted to know after he was pulled over for running a stop sign and police smelled marijuana coming from his vehicle on Country Club Road, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.Police reports state that Ziarno, a Melbourne Central Catholic graduate, confessed to selling marijuana to a “few” of his Panthers teammates.Ziarno was charged with possession of cannabis over 20 grams and possession of cannabis with intent to sell or deliver.Ziarno has been Florida Tech’s backup quarterback. He’s heading into his junior season. The quarterback was a standout performer in high school, throwing for more than 7,000 yards.last_img read more

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We need to be more clear with the fingers: Rafael Nadal tells Stefanos Tsitsipas in hilarious video

first_imgWe need to be more clear with the fingers: Rafael Nadal tells Stefanos Tsitsipas in hilarious videoRafael Nadal just couldn’t understand what Stefanos Tsitsipas meant with his finger instructions during their doubles match at the Laver Cup.advertisement India Today Web Desk GenevaSeptember 22, 2019UPDATED: September 22, 2019 14:22 IST Reuters PhotoHIGHLIGHTSNadal and Tsitsipas lost 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 against Nick Kyrgios and Jack SockNadal and Federer won their singles matches as Team Europe maintained a 7-5 lead over Team World on Day 2The first team to reach 13 points will be crowned champions, with each win worth three points on SundayPlaying with a new doubles partner in tennis can get confusing sometimes specially when one is giving finger instructions to the other on which side to move on the court as it happened with Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas during their Laver Cup match on Saturday.Nadal is not used to playing doubles tennis and was completely unaware of what Tsitsipas meant with his finger instructions behind his back during their match against Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock.The player at the net usually gives instructions with his/her fingers, behind their backs, on which side to move on court or which side to serve. Tsitsipas did the same but Nadal was clueless with what he saw.So during the break in the second set when they were leading 4-1, after losing the first 4-6, Nadal decided to tell Tsitsipas about his instructions and how he needs to be clearer with them.Roger Federer, who was assisting the players courtside, couldn’t control his laughter as Nadal explained his problem to Tsitsipas.”We need to be more clear with the fingers,” Nadal told Tsitsipas and burst out laughing himself.Nadal and Tsitsipas were eventually beaten 4-6, 6-3, 6-10 by Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock in the final match of the day as Team World narrowed Europe’s lead to 7-5.advertisementCoaching each other courtside, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won their singles matches Saturday to help Team Europe retain its lead.Federer got his great rival’s input at his shoulder before rallying late and raising his game in the decisive super-tiebreaker to beat Nick Kyrgios 6-7 (5), 7-5, 10-7 in the afternoon session.Nadal then got the favor back from Federer during a 6-3, 7-6 (1) win over Milos Raonic that opened the evening session.John Isner began Saturday’s play with a win for Team World, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 10-1 over Alexander Zverev.The third edition of the annual Laver Cup is decided Sunday by a doubles match, then three more singles – each worth three points with 13 needed for overall victory.Also Read | Spin, slice… you know, like in the old days: Roger Federer advises Rafael NadalAlso Read | Laver Cup: Nadal, Federer help Team Europe maintain lead over Team WorldAlso Read | Roger Federer beats Nick Kyrgios to keep Europe ahead in Laver CupFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rafael NadalFollow Stefanos TsitsipasFollow Laver CupFollow Roger Federer Nextlast_img read more

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Maersk Line Ship Detained in Tunisia over Honam Claims

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Maersk Line A 1,068 TEU containership, owned by Maersk Line, has been detained in Tunisia in relation to claims on Maersk Honam fire, the Danish shipping major informed.“We can confirm that on September 10, 2018 the vessel Alexander Maersk was detained in the Port of Sfax, Tunisia,” a spokesperson from Maersk said.The spokesperson added that the detention is related “to different claims cases which we are looking into and have informed our insurance company about. We cooperate with all relevant authorities to resolve the matter as quickly as possible”The Danish flagged container vessel Alexander Maersk, deployed on a SeagoLine-service in the Eastern Mediterranean, arrived in Tunisia on September 8 and was subsequently arrested in relation to claims on losses shippers suffered in the Maersk Honam fire.The ultra large boxship was hit by a serious fire on March 6, while it was sailing around 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman. The fire claimed the lives of a total of five crew members.Maersk Honam, which was carrying 7,860 containers at the time of the incident, spent over two months at sea before berthing at Jebel Ali port on May 27.At the time, Maersk Line said that “containers which have been declared sound and for which all General Average and Salvage securities have been submitted” were released and loaded on other vessels for transport to their final destination.The company added that the condition of the vessel was to be further evaluated, confirming Maersk Line’s earlier announced plans to repair the fire-stricken Maersk Honam.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Government Investment in QEII Provides Emergency Care Sooner

first_imgNova Scotians are getting faster, better emergency care after improvements to the province’s largest hospital. Six months after opening a rapid assessment unit and new beds at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Capital Health is reporting improved care with almost 1,200 patients already benefitting. “Making emergency care more efficient is a significant part of our commitment to providing Nova Scotians with better care sooner,” said Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald. “I’m very pleased to see that our efforts are improving the flow of patients through the emergency and trauma centre, reducing bottlenecks and improving care for patients.” Patients from across the province are now diverted to a rapid assessment unit for faster access to a specialist. The number of surgical cancellations because of lack of intensive or intermediate care beds has been decreased by more than half. Additional beds have also helped decrease the wait time by more than an hour for admitted patients waiting for general medicine beds. “These projects have had a real, measurable impact on patient flow and experience at the QEII,” said Sandra Janes, health services director for Emergency, Medicine and Geriatrics, Capital Health. “We continue to see more and more patients at the emergency and trauma centre, and without these additional resources, we would be facing significant overcrowding on a regular basis.” These improvements are part of government’s Better Care Sooner plan, launched in December. Over the next three years, the plan will improve the quality of emergency care, reduce overcrowding and wait times for patients in emergency rooms, and provide better health care for families. For more information go to www.gov.ns.ca/health/bettercaresooner.last_img read more

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BC to spend 19 billion to help build rental housing over the

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia’s government is investing $1.9 billion over the next 10 years to help build 14,000 affordable homes for renters.Premier John Horgan says fixing the housing crisis in the province isn’t just about ownership, but making sure that those who rent can find and afford homes where they can have a future.The new rental homes will be built through partnerships with municipalities, non-profit group and housing co-operatives.Housing Minister Selina Robinson says people are struggling because of the housing crisis and the fund will help give people a place to call their own.Each project built under the fund must provide at least 30 per cent of the units for those with moderate incomes, 20 per cent for low incomes and half of the homes must be for a mixture of low- to moderate-income households.The government says the projects will be prioritzed based on the impact they would have in reducing the communities affordable rental housing needs.last_img read more

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The public is being invited to provide feedback on Freshwater Fishing Regulations

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – Ministry is going to be changing fishing regulations for 2019-2021 Freshwater Fishing and the public is being invited to provide feedback on these proposed changes.Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development have proposed changes that include; fishing methods, gear, bait, quotas, boundaries and fishery opening and closing dates.  These changes are based on regional requirements, conditions and aim to meet management objectives. In native and invasive fish species while maintaining sustainable angling opportunities for recreational fishers.A complete list and description of the proposed regulations can be viewed here: https://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte Comments must be received by Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. After final decisions have been made, the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis will be posted online in mid-March: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/#SynopsisComments will be considered in the final review process. The approved changes will be in effect on April 1, 2019.For general information about fishing regulations in B.C. CLICK HERElast_img read more

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International Media Forum Honors Morocco’s Progress in Civil Rights, Free Speech

Washington D.C. – The Moroccan American Network’s Second International Media Forum presented a star studded  program of top journalists, academics, experts, and others from both sides of the Atlantic on September 27 at the National Press Club and September 28 at the American University’s Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C.The forum, open to the public, addressed and raised awareness about some of the most important issues facing Morocco, the US, and the world:  the power, role and responsibilities of the media; national security; racism; bias; Islamophobia; truth in reporting; changing technologies; ethics and accuracy in journalism; freedom of speech; freedom of expression; and principles of democracy.Journalists, academics, politicians, lawyers, and think tank experts from Washington, DC, New York, Casablanca, and Rabat convened to present a diversity of viewpoints and expertise in five panel discussions over two days. Day 1 Panels at National Press ClubDay 1 kicked off with a keynote by Mamadou Samba, Director of the Office of African Affairs in the Executive Office of the D.C. Mayor. Samba, representing Mayor Muriel Bowser, recognized the importance of the conference with respect to the current elections and acknowledged its relevance to D.C.’s 202Creates program, an innovative initiative to promote use of new media and social media to create business opportunities in the “creative capital” of D.C.  in introducing Samba, Elisabeth Myers, an attorney and principal organizer of the forum, expressed the Moroccan American Network’s appreciation to the D.C. Office of Cable TV, Film, and Entertainment for its financial support for the program. The Changing Face of MediaThe first panel addressed the Changing Face of Media, innovations in technology that are changing the face of journalism and the way people do business. Moderated by Dr. Ali Ziyati, a professor at West Virginia State University, the panel featured Shara Gibson, Manager of Strategic Partnerships for the D.C. Government’s Small and Local Business Development Office, Bruce Fryer, Director of Media Relations for Sanitas International, and renowned veteran Moroccan-American journalist Mohamed Dourrachad, the CEO of 50 Frames TV Productions in Washington D.C.  Dourrachad received the Moroccan American Network’s award for Excellence in Journalism.Media, Civil Rights, and U.S.-Morocco RelationsThe second panel, ably moderated by Dr. Fatima Hadji, an expert on international development and democracy, featured six Moroccan and American speakers from both sides of the Atlantic:Mohammed Tijjini, Founder & CEO of Maghreb TV; Charles Dahan, an international advisor; Fawzia Talout Meknassi, journalist and Director of Presma Agency; Hanane Zelouani Idrissi, an expert on civil society, democracy, and human rights; Yasmine Khayat, an independent journalist based in Casablanca; and Gary Flowers, the founder of Gary Flowers & Associates and former CEO of the Black Leadership Forum, Inc., an alliance of national African American civil rights and service organizations in the U.S., and host of the Gary Flowers radio show.Dahan set the stage and addressed the historical background of King Mohamed’s reforms beginning in 1999 to family law and human rights and to “make human rights culture a cornerstone of Morocco’s democratic tradition.”Meknassi addressed the image of women in media in the context of the Morocco’s upcoming October 7 elections.  Idrissi addressed some of the difficulties faced by Moroccan’s outside Morocco in participating in the Moroccan elections.Khayat discussed the use of media by political parties to promote their image.  She remarked that “when conventional media fails, social media speaks.” She also stated that freedom of expression is expanding in Morocco.  “Even though the current press code has some shortcomings, it is bringing more freedom to the pursuit of journalism. Morocco is challenged by security and social issues, but it is still working toward establishing democracy and leaving behind the old practices.”Tijjini, well known for speaking his mind on his talk show in Arabic and speaking for the first time here in English, discussed media coverage in the electoral process.Gary Flowers, calling himself “an honorary Moroccan and a brother from another mother” to Mohamed El Hajjam, President of the Moroccan American Network and organizer of the Forum, addressed the power of the media in galvanizing public opinion to force civil rights reforms. He said he sees “a nexus” between Morocco and Black American history, suggested that there might be “some lessons we’ve learned in this country as Black Americans that could be useful going forward for the kingdom [of Morocco].”Flowers described the torture and murder in 1955 in Mississippi of a 14-year old African-American boy, Emmett Till, by a gang of men for reportedly flirting with a white woman.  His body was dumped in a river and when it was later discovered and sent home to Chicago for burial, Flowers said, “It was the media that showed his deformed body in an open casket that then affected the 1960 election when John Kennedy was elected President.” He offered two other equally poignant examples of media influencing public opinion and the course of history, how images shown by journalists such as Walter Kronkite were able to “open the hearts and minds” of those who had not yet joined the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. He noted also, much more recently, in places like Ferguson, how “citizen journalists,” with their cell phone cameras have had a rejuvenating effect on the African-American civil rights movement.Media and National SecurityOn the Media and National Security panel, Former Congressman Albert Wynn spoke on U.S. national security concerns. Think tank expert David Pollock from the Washington Institute, and Christopher Harvin, Founder of Sanitas International, who served the White House and held senior advisory positions with the Office of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and members of Congress.  Charles Kestenbaum, President of BK International and Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa Consultants Association, addressed cyber security concerns.Awards for Excellence in JournalismThroughout the day, the Moroccan American Network recognized excellence in journalism.  MAN honored several Moroccan journalists with awards, presented the award for Strategic Partner 2016 to Christopher Harvin, and presented tokens of appreciation to others.According to MAN President and CEO of AV Actions Inc. Mohamed El Hajjam, “With this conference we wanted to inspire Moroccan-American strategic alliances by bringing journalists from all forms of media together.  We brought over Moroccan journalists such as Yasmine Khayat, Mohammed Tijjini, and Abdelouahid Mahir to meet with the U.S. media. We were pleased to honor them with awards for their excellence in journalism, along with my mentor, Mohamed Dourrachad, and Mohamed El Alami of Al Jazeera.”Moroccan Flag Presented to National Press ClubUndoubtedly, the highlight of Day 1 was MAN’s presentation of the Moroccan flag to the National Press Club as a gift to be exhibited in the Club’s foyer with flags from many other countries around the world that champion free speech and protections for journalists.Day 2 Panels at American UniversityThe American University’s new Washington College of Law hosted the second day of the Forum, featuring two star-studded panels and a book signing by Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston.Minorities, Media, and the US Presidential Election 2016 The panel on Minorities, Media, and the US Presidential Election 2016 featured well known radio journalist Carol Van Dam, formerly of National Public Radio and now with Voice of America. Khalid Saffuri, Director for Arab and Muslim Outreach for the George W. Bush presidential campaign in 2000 discussed statistics. Former Mayor of Alexandria, Bill Euille, a leading businessman and prominent member of the African American community, also offered insights.Moderator Elisabeth Myers, a lawyer and Adjunct Associate Law Professor at the American University’s Washington College of Law, called the forum “one of the most timely and important conferences of the year” when both Morocco and the U.S. are in the middle of highly contentious elections and the media is being both used and abused by the campaigns.Public Perception and Potential PerilsJohn Watson, Associate Professor and Director of Journalism at American University’s School of Communication, moderated the last panel that addressed the role and responsibilities of the media and the potential perils and pitfalls.Along with reporter David Cay Johnston, the panel included Dr. Mohamed Chtatou, a professor at ILCS Rabat, and also an invited participant in the White House’s Interfaith Dialogue that occurred the week before, and Moroccan journalist Yasmine Khayat.Addressing the roles and responsibilities of journalists in today’s world, Johnston pointed out that journalists are the “only people paid to tell the truth.”  While other occupations, such as doctors, he said, require people to tell the truth, “that’s not their mission.”Khayat added that the rhetoric around the media is incredibly important in making the audience understand the truth. “You have to educate people,” she said.  She called for training in journalistic standards, decrying the faux journalists who “don’t even know the 5 Ws of journalism.”  With the rise of social media, “anyone can become a ‘journalist,” she said. Citing Morocco World News, whose fifth anniversary the Forum was also celebrating, she explained that although this news source might not be as “popular” as other media outlets in terms of ratings and revenues, she said MWN is employing “real journalism,” not just “spreading gossip” or engaging in sensationalism.When the conversation shifted to images of Islam in American media, Dr. Chtatou emphasized that while Morocco is an ally of the U.S., much of the American media generalizes about the country, extrapolating only from its most extreme moments. He said when people living in the West ask him, “Are you a Muslim?” and he says “yes,” he must then “prove” three additional things:  that he is not an Islamist, not an extremist, and not violent.  From such a Westerner’s perspective, Dr. Chtatou continued, “to be a Muslim entails lots of things that are not true.”Professor Watson noted that “Journalists are not historians.”  Rather, journalists give the audience a “smaller view of the bigger picture.” Journalism can never be free of bias, he said, because journalists are only human.  Instead, reporting must reflect the “broadest possible bias.” He said that his responsibility is to teach his journalism students that “the role of journalism is to provide people with reliable information in order to make an informed decision.”Elisabeth Myers, a lawyer and law professor at the American University’s Washington College of Law, called this forum “one of the most timely and important conferences of the year” when both Morocco and the U.S. are in the middle of highly contentious elections.“We brought together the top journalists to engage in a cross-cultural debate about what is the essence of journalism. It highlighted the importance of both ethics and integrity in journalism in Morocco and the U.S., and explored the power of the media in an election year,” she said. “The conference also highlighted the importance of participation in the democratic electoral processes to combat injustices and problems in society, such as racism and Islamophobia.”Myers expressed her appreciation to the two main sponsors, DC Office of Cable TV Film and Entertainment and the Day Law Firm, for making the conference possible.  “With support from our sponsors, strategic partners, and a group of exceptional volunteers, we have succeeded in generating an important debate that will ripple across two continents.”Book SigningJohnston, whose latest book, “The Making of Donald Trump” is a poignant exposé of 30 years of fraud and abuse by the Republican Presidential candidate, signed copies of his fourth book that was released in August.Next Steps for the Moroccan American NetworkWhen asked what is on the horizon for the Moroccan American Network, El Hajjam said that MAN is working on establishing relationships with universities and other potential partners such as the National Press Club to be able to expand next year’s international media forum to other countries in the MENA region. While this year’s forum focused mainly on Morocco, branding it as a country that is implementing reforms and making advances in civil rights such as freedom of speech and freedom of the press, next year’s Third International Media Forum will provide an opportunity to honor other countries in the region that are making remarkable progress in the areas of business opportunities and social media, and broaden the scope of the forum to these areas.MAN’s next event will be a Moroccan Cultural Heritage Celebration to be held on October 22, 2016, as part of the Alexandria International Festival, at the Waterfront Park in Alexandria, Virginia.  More information is available at http://www.arabamerica.com/events/annual-alexandria-international-festival/.MAN is also planning its CEO Summit for next year. read more

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UN mission on impact of Libyan crisis on Sahel region heads to

16 December 2011A United Nations mission to assess the impact of the recent turmoil in Libya on the Sahel region is heading to Mauritania for talks with top officials in the West African nation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson announced today. The mission, dispatched by Mr. Ban, has already visited Mali, Niger and Chad, to discuss issues ranging from migration and humanitarian assistance to counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism.This year’s violent uprising in Libya, which led to the overthrow of the long-standing regime of Muammar al-Qadhafi and the deaths of thousands of civilians, also resulted in the displacement of thousands of people, mainly to other countries in the immediate region.Headed by Sam Bassey Ibok, deputy director of the Department of Political Affairs (DPA), the UN mission comprises representatives of the UN and the African Union (AU) in the humanitarian, development, political, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, migration, counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism fields.After visiting Mauritania, the team is slated to travel to Abuja, Nigeria, for meetings with representatives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and then to Dakar, Senegal, for a briefing with Said Djinnit, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa. read more

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Demand for light trucks fuelled auto sales 04 per cent higher in

Demand for light trucks fuelled auto sales 0.4 per cent higher in July TORONTO – DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says demand for light trucks helped drive auto sales 0.4 per cent higher last month compared to the same period a year ago.Canadians snatched up 177,844 new vehicles in July, compared with 177,108 in July 2014.Sales of light trucks grew by 8.2 per cent to 111,067, compared with 102,648 a year ago.Meanwhile, sales of passenger cars slipped 10.3 per cent to 66,777 vehicles, from 74,460 in July 2014.Fiat Chrysler claimed top spot with 28,611 vehicles, while Ford followed with 27,176 new vehicle sales.General Motors was third, reporting sales of 22,826 new vehicles last month.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 4, 2015 1:26 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 4, 2015 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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DR Congo UN peacekeepers transfer rebels to authorities after peaceful surrender

According to information from the UN mission, known by its French acronym MONUSCO, 245 Mayi-Mayi Kata Katanga combatants entered the UN compound on 23 March where they sought refuge following an earlier attack.“The Mayi-Mayi elements arrived at the MONUSCO compound at around 13:30 local time, on Saturday, after being repelled by Government troops, following a surprise attack against Government institutions in Lubumbashi,” said the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in New York. Following negotiations mediated by MONUSCO between the provincial authorities and the Mayi-Mayi, the Combatants were transported by the Congolese authorities to Kinshasa on two flights, the UN said. In a news release, MONUSCO welcomed the “peaceful surrender” of the combatants. Among them, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) had identified and separated 40 children to be demobilized and sent back to their families.Local non-governmental organizations estimated that at least 35 people, including civilians, were killed in the fighting in the city. An additional 16 combatants were injured and transferred to local hospitals for attention.The UN Security Council tasked MONUSCO with supporting the Congolese authorities in their stabilization and peace consolidation efforts, including assisting with the holding of elections, the monitoring of human rights violations and support for Government action against armed groups operating in the east of the country. A possible revision of the mandate is currently under review. read more

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UN food standards body kicks off session by tackling arsenic in rice

The Codex Alimentarius Commission, charged with protecting consumer health and ensuring fair practices in the food trade, is meeting in Geneva from 17 to 22 July 2017. Standards-setting for food is a joint initiative of two UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).At today’s session, the Commission set maximum residue limits for medicines Ivermectin, which is used to kill parasites in tissues from cattle; Lasalocid sodium, which is used for a similar purpose in tissues from chicken, turkey, quail and pheasant; and insecticide Teflubenzuron used in salmon. The Commission also adopted revisions to its risk-based Code of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to provide detailed guidance to stakeholders along fresh fruit and vegetable value chains – from producers through to final consumers.The aim is to minimize microbial hazards, avoid risks to health, and maximize the safety of these nutritious food products, which are also of major economic importance for many countries in global trade. The Commission also adopted the Nutrient Reference Values for vitamins D and E to be used for nutrient content labelling that would help consumers make informed choices to support healthy diets.On spices and culinary herbs, the Commission adopted commodity standards, such as tolerances for defects, permitted levels of food additives and labelling, for cumin, dried thyme and pepper, which are among the world’s most widely used seasonings. read more

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Royal Navy fires flares at Spanish vessel in Gibraltar

first_imgThe Royal Navy was forced to fire flares at a Spanish research vessel after it strayed into British Gibraltar territorial waters.HMS Sabre gave the warning to Angeles Alvarino after attempts to contact it by radio failed.The research vessel, which is investigating the geological risks to the seabed, left British waters after the flares were fired. Nice Picture of a Sabre (HMS Sabre) pic.twitter.com/TQgY1urXt8— George_CIG (@George_CIG) November 7, 2016 A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “The Royal Navy challenges all unlawful maritime incursions into British Gibraltar territorial waters (BGTW).”We back this up by making formal diplomatic protests to the Spanish government.”Gibraltar chief minister Fabian Picardo said he had been in contact with Commander of British Forces, Commodore Mike Walliker. HMS Sabre fires a warning flare in response to aggressive and harassing maneuvers by Spanish R/V Angeles Alvariño #OpWest— Michael J Sanchez (@key2med) November 20, 2016center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He said: “I have discussed all the tactical decisions taken and am satisfied that they have been designed to demonstrate untrammelled sovereignty jurisdiction and control over BGTW.”I congratulate the Royal Navy for the work they have undertaken so far in very challenging circumstances in light of the reckless disregard for safety displayed by the official Spanish vessels involved.”Diplomatic and political action must now support the excellent work undertaken by the navy personnel with limited resources.”last_img read more

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A different Mining Indaba for 2017

first_imgHarry Chapman, recently appointed Director of Content for Mining Indaba says “we are taking the event back to its core focus on investment and significantly improving mining company and investor participation.“I would also like to introduce myself. I’ve recently taken over the lead on content for Mining Indaba. Over the past weeks, I’ve been speaking to and meeting with investors, miners, governments and other stakeholders, including the likes of Appian Capital, Anglo American and RBC Capital Markets.“I’ve seen an optimistic set of themes emerging including more appetite for exploration, renewed investor interest and improved sustainability strategies. For me, it’s about catching the next wave of growth in the mining sector. I’ve seen particular excitement around battery metals (nickel, manganese, graphite, lithium and cobalt) – in fact one of our internal divisions is getting plenty of requests for information from investors – and improved interest in other minerals. “What will be different:·         A much larger investor representation on the program with 40 speakers planned from the investment community (private equity, streaming firms, asset managers, VCs and hedge funds) – investor registrations have increased already thanks to our new investor program·         A focus on battery metals and how Africa can ensure it takes advantage of buzz around these commodities ·         A significant involvement from Asian and Chinese SOEs, something we’ve been lacking at Indaba in the past.“Who’s confirmed so far? Here’s a selection of our leading speakers and there are many more to come:·         Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman and Founder, Ivanhoe Mines ·         Mark Bristow, CEO, Randgold Resources ·         Dambia Moyo, Macroeconomist·         Rick Rule, President and CEO, Sprott US Holdings ·         Hon. Dan Kazungu, Mining Cabinet Secretary, Kenya·         Nick Holland, CEO, Goldfields.last_img read more

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Une baleine meurt échouée en Écosse

first_imgUne baleine meurt échouée en ÉcosseMercredi 5 octobre, une baleine découverte la veille échouée sur une plage des îles Hébrides, en Écosse, est morte. Les autorités locales se trouvent très embarrassées par la gigantesque carcasse : faut-il l’enterrer ou laisser la nature se charger de sa dispersion ?   Sans doute victime d’une ‘erreur de navigation’, une baleine de 18 mètres – rorqual commun ou rorqual boréal – avait été découverte échouée mardi sur une plage près de Gerinish, sur l’île de South Uist en Écosse.À lire aussiLe monstre du Loch Ness : Écosse, lac, ce qu’il faut savoir sur la légendeMalheureusement, l’animal a succombé mercredi midi, alors même que des volontaires et du personnel d’un terrain d’essais militaires proche tentaient de faciliter ses derniers instants en éloignant badauds et surtout oiseaux charognards. Passée cette tragédie, reste maintenant l’encombrante carcasse…”Essayer de disposer d’un animal de cette taille est de toute façon un casse-tête, à cause de l’éloignement de cette région. Parfois, la meilleure chose à faire est de laisser la nature suivre son cours, et [la carcasse] sera alors probablement rejetée à la mer. Ou, si le conseil local peut intervenir avec des machines, elle pourrait être débitée en morceaux et peut-être enterrée sur place”, a expliqué Charlie Phillips, membre d’une société de protection des cétacés.Le 6 octobre 2011 à 17:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Séisme en Italie oui les répliques risquent de continuer

first_imgSéisme en Italie : “oui, les répliques risquent de continuer”Le 20 mai dernier, un séisme de magnitude 6 a ravagé une partie du nord-est de l’Italie et fait 7 morts. Cette semaine, la terre a de nouveau grondé, ajoutant 17 décès au bilan. Pour en savoir un peu plus sur le phénomène, Maxisciences a interrogé Jérôme Vergne, sismologue à l’Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre (E.O.S.T) de Strasbourg.Maxisciences : La région était-elle préparée à un tel cataclysme ?Jérôme Vergne : Il faut savoir que cette région n’était pas à priori la zone sismique la plus dangereuse de l’Italie, beaucoup moins que le sud du pays et la Sicile. C’est sûrement pourquoi les structures para-sismiques ont fait défaut dans le nord du pays et qu’il y a eu autant de dégâts et de victimes. Mais ce sont surtout les constructions anciennes comme les clochers d’églises et les vieux bâtiments qui n’ont pas résisté.M : D’autres répliques sont à prévoir ?À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?J.M : Oui, certainement. Depuis le 20 mai,  nous avons enregistré plusieurs centaines de secousses. Suite au dernier séisme du 29 mai, une vingtaine d’autres se sont ajoutées au compte en l’espace de quelques heures. Malheureusement, cela risque de continuer. Cependant, on peut voir que la magnitude des répliques décroît avec le temps nous ne devrions pas connaitre de secousse aussi fortes que ces derniers jours.M : L’Italie étant proche, est-il possible qu’un séisme survienne en France ?J.M : Certains secousses ont été légèrement ressenties en France proche de la frontière. Mais il n’est pas possible que le même évènement se produise chez nous car la faille de ce séisme à rompu sur quelques dizaines de kilomètres de l’épicentre. Or, la frontière se situe à 200 kilomètres, pas de séisme à redouter dans notre pays donc. Mais ce qui est intéressant ici, ce sont les similarités du contexte sismique avec celui que nous connaissons dans l’est de la France. Nous prévoyons donc de nous intéresser de près à ce phénomène.Merci Jérôme VergneRécapitulatif des grands séismes ayant touché l’Italie ces dernières années2001 : près de Bolzano (nord) dans le Haut-Adige, le séisme fait au moins trois morts.6 septembre 2002 : à Palerme en Sicile, deux morts.31 octobre 2002 : à San Giuliano di Puglia en Molise dans le centre du pays, bilan très lourd : 30 morts.2009 : à L’Aquila dans les Abruzzes, au moins 280 morts. mai 2012 : Le 20 mai, un séisme près de Modène provoque 7 décès.. Une nouvelle secousse se produit le 29 mai d’une magnitude plus faible mais faisant au moins 17 mortsLe 2 juin 2012 à 14:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Messi doesnt need World Cup win to be the best –

first_imgThe former Barcelona midfielder, Gaizka Mendieta has trashed claims the mercurial Argentine needs to win international honours to be considered a footballing great as he Lionel Messi does not need to win a World Cup to be classed as one of football’s greatest players, according to Goal.Messi has been regarded as one of the greatest players to have graced the game for Argentina but international honours have so far eluded him. He has secured nine La Liga titles, lifted the Copa del Rey on six occasions and is a four-time Champions League win since making his Barca debut in 2004. But, with Argentina, the 30-year-old has only a string of runners-up medals from major tournaments – including four years ago at the 2014 World Cup.Some critics have said Messi cannot be classified as legendary as names like Pele and Diego Maradona until he leads his country to success, but Mendieta disagrees.Speaking courtesy of Nissan, official Champions League partner, the Spaniard said:“You don’t need a World Cup title to be the best.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“He [Messi] has shown for many years with his level and pace. We don’t need to see him winning the World Cup to admire him.“He is among the greatest anyway.”The World Cup in Russia could end Messi’s long wait for international success, something Mendieta would like to see – providing it is not at Spain’s expense.“I am supporting Spain, but I have to say I will support Messi because we have a Barcelona link and a personal relationship,” he added.“It would be nice seeing Messi lifting a World Cup.last_img read more

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