US firms to Trump Dont raise tariffs on more Chinese goods

first_imgWASHINGTON – Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee.Those and hundreds of other American businesses are delivering the same plea to President Donald Trump as he considers imposing tariffs on nearly 40 per cent of imported Chinese goods:Don’t do it.The Trump administration will hold six days of hearings starting Monday in Washington on the next barrage in an escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies: Trump’s proposed tariffs of 10 per cent to 25 per cent on $200 billion in Chinese goods that could kick in as early as next month.Once in effect, the tariffs would immediately inflate the prices that American companies would have to pay for Chinese components they need to build their products. Those companies would have to decide whether to pass those costs on to their customers or absorb the higher prices themselves.The first shots have already been fired: In July, Trump slapped 25 per cent tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports. Taxes on an additional $16 billion are set to kick in this week. China is counterpunching with tariffs of its own.But the $200 billion in additional Chinese goods that the Trump administration is considering taxing would mark a significant escalation in its trade fight with Beijing.Washington and Beijing are clashing over U.S. allegations that China uses predatory tactics to try to overtake American technological dominance: Those tactics, the administration argues, include cyber-theft and pressure for U.S. companies to hand over trade secrets in return for access to the Chinese market.So far, the U.S. tariffs have targeted imported Chinese industrial products — not the electronics, toys and food that ordinary Americans might buy at a mall or order online. But adding $200 billion to the target list would expose to hefty taxes many more of the $506 billion in goods that China shipped to the United States last year, including many consumer products. The list includes 6,031 Chinese imports — an eclectic compilation that ranges from buttons to burglar alarms to motorboats.JO-ANN Stores, which sells fabric and crafting supplies, says it imports about 500 items on the tariff list, including fleece, yarn and cotton fabric. Ed Weinstein, JO-ANN’s vice-president of tax and public affairs, said he doesn’t understand how supplies for knitters and crafters became caught up in a trade dispute over high-tech policy.“Our products are very simple,” Weinstein told The Associated Press. “I would never have expected to see fabric and craft components on the tariff list.”In their filings to the Trump administration, companies that import from China complain that the tariffs will force them to raise prices, pay higher costs, try to find alternative suppliers or lose business to foreign rivals that don’t have to pay a penalty on components and machinery they import from China.“If you look at the filings, a lot of them are mom-and-pop businesses saying, ‘Please don’t do this to us,’ ” said Bryan Riley, director of the Free Trade Initiative at the conservative National Taxpayers Union.Consider:— Seattle’s Groundfish Forum, a trade group for the operators of 19 fishing trawlers off Alaska. It warns that the tariffs will hit flatfish caught off the U.S. coast that are sent to China for processing before being shipped back to the United States. Trump’s proposed 10 per cent tariff on those fish would leave the “sustainably harvested fish caught by U.S. fishermen at a competitive disadvantage,” the group says in a filing with the administration’s Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.— Magic Tilt Trailers, a company in Clearwater, Florida, that makes boat trailers. It says it has to buy Chinese tires and parts on Trump’s target list; there are few alternatives.“The tariffs will have little to no impact on the sourcing options of members in the trailer manufacturing community,” the company wrote. “We will just be getting a 10 per cent tax, payable to the general treasury.”— Building Plastics Inc., a Memphis-based building materials distributor. It buys 400- to 800-pound slabs of Chinese quartz and sells them to fabricators that turn them into countertops and other items for homes and offices. The company says it’s tried and failed to find alternative sources of the mineral.“We did not want to go to China, but we were forced to go to China,” said Mike Perkowski, a product manager for the company.Perkowski said the tariffs could prove “catastrophic.”“There’s a possibility we could be priced out of the market,” he said in an interview. “We’re definitely going to have to pass along the tariffs … We’ve been educating our customer base that tariffs are coming. There will definitely be a price increase.”Can the U.S. and China avoid a $200 billion tariff collision? Hopes rose last week on news that China will send an envoy to Washington this month to discuss a way out of the standoff.But many trade analysts aren’t very optimistic. A solution would likely require China to widen its market to foreign companies, reduce subsidies to domestic industries and rethink industrial policies that are considered vital to helping Chinese companies become leaders in such advanced fields as electric cars and robotics and thereby strengthening China’s economy.“China is not going to become a functioning market economy as we would like to see it in the next two months or even in the next two years,” said Bradford Ward, a former U.S. trade official and now at the law firm King & Spalding. “People need to prepare for and plan for the long haul. This is not going to be resolved quickly.”The tit-for-tat tariffs between the U.S. and China, Riley said, “could be become the new normal.”___Follow Paul Wiseman on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PaulWisemanAPlast_img read more

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Morocco Poised to Be Chinas Gateway to Africa The Diplomat

Washington  – Morocco is on the way to becoming China’s gateway to Africa by actively courting more Chinese investment and closer ties, said an article published on Wednesday by  US magazine “The Diplomat”.“Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca, is increasingly recognized as an important African financial center. This year Casablanca surpassed Johannesburg to be ranked the number one financial center in the Global Financial Centers Index,” said the article’s author Joseph Hammond, noting that few countries have positioned themselves aggressively for the position in the way that Morocco has.“Moroccan banks are interested in China, and Chinese banks are interested in Morocco. The Bank of China, China’s oldest financial institution, opened its first branch in Morocco this year. The bank seeks to manage its involvement in various African markets from Casablanca,” he said. “Moroccan BMCE bank recently opened its full branch in Shanghai. We are in Asia because of Africa; we opened the Shanghai branch because of Africa. Morocco can be China’s gateway into West Africa and beyond, where Moroccan companies and businessmen are already playing a leading role,” he said quoting Brahim Benjelloun Touimi, the director general of BCME Bank and chairman of the Bank of Africa.The author pointed out that Casablanca, Morocco’s financial and economic capital, has been ranked Africa’s  top financial center ahead of Johannesburg, according to the Global Financial Centers IndexThe author recalled that, last year, the government of Morocco hosted the first Sino-African Entrepreneurs Summit in Marrakech, where Morocco later hosted the COP22 summit. “Similar forums are planned in the future.”The author also quoted Mohamed Boussaid, Morocco’s minister of economy and finance, as saying that “HM the king’s trip in May 2016 played a major role in moving the relationship forward.” read more

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UN meeting in Bonn moves world closer to action on climate change

“This meeting has served to resolve a number of issues ahead of the Bali conference,” Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the close of the discussions in Bonn, Germany, which were attended by around 1,800 participants, including the 191 Parties to the Convention and 173 Parties to its Kyoto Protocol, which contains legally binding targets for reducing emissions through 2012. Topics covered included methods for increasing the transfer of clean technologies, adapting to the inevitable effects of climate change and preventing deforestation, estimated to account for more than 20 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The conference was also the first opportunity for delegates to react to the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in early May, which maintained that climate change can be mitigated at relatively low cost with the right policies and incentives. The current high level of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere was caused by industrialized countries, said developing countries at the meeting, advocating for their own right growth and poverty alleviation, according to Mr. de Boer. “This is why the issue of economic incentives to green investments in developing countries is so important,” he said, adding that these would probably involve carbon trading schemes. “The fact that European, American and Australian business groups here in Bonn have been calling on governments to adopt long-term, legally binding emission reduction targets is as strong signal that they feel the carbon market will be an important part of any 2012 agreement, “ said Mr. Boer. The talks will resume in Vienna this August. 18 May 2007Parties to United Nations-backed agreements on climate change today concluded a preparatory session on stemming the emission of greenhouse gasses and mitigating their effects ahead of a major world conference on the issue in December in Bali, Indonesia. read more

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Oil ends with gain after drop in oil supplies decision by Fed

Oil ends with gain after drop in oil supplies, decision by Fed to taper stimulus NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil closed with a small gain Wednesday as the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to start reducing its monetary stimulus and U.S. oil supplies fell for a third straight week.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery gained 58 cents to US$97.80 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after having risen as high as US$98.01 in the morning.The Federal Reserve decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement.Investors had feared such a move because Fed policies have encouraged investment in risky assets like oil. But the notion of a stronger U.S. economy, and more demand for fuel, prevailed on Wednesday.Meanwhile, the Energy Department said U.S. crude oil supplies fell by 2.9 million barrels last week. Supplies of distillate fuels like diesel fell, while gasoline supplies rose less than expected, helping to boost oil prices.In London, the February contract for Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was up $1.19 to US$109.63 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.In other energy futures trading on Nymex, wholesale gasoline gained five cents to US$2.70 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil added five cents to US$3.01 a gallon and natural gas fell four cents to US$4.25 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS), (TSX:CVE) by The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2013 2:18 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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BMW Group backs Motor Show 2006

BMW Group has announced that BMW and MINI will be exhibiting at the 2006 British International Motor Show, which takes the motoring showcase back to London after a thirty-year absence. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will also take part, completing a full BMW Group line-up. Taking place in July 2006 at the 100-acre ExCel site based in London’s docklands, the decision will see the return of the BMW brand which has not been present for the past two British International Motor Shows.Commenting on the decision, Jim O’Donnell, managing director of BMW (UK) Ltd., said: ‘We have been critical of rising costs at the NEC motor shows and felt that we could spend our marketing budget more wisely. However, I believe the new show, in the heart of our capital city, has addressed my concerns and I am delighted that we will be attending the 2006 show with BMW and MINI. MINI has been present at every British motor show since the car’s launch in 2001 and I can guarantee that we will use every opportunity to present our brands in an interesting and innovative way. We hope the new show will prove to be a huge success.’Organised by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the first motor show took place at Crystal Palace in 1903. From 1937 to 1976 it was held at Earls Court before moving to the NEC in Birmingham in 1978. The British International Motor Show has taken place every other year since then, with the last show in May 2004.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Five questions with WPSC keynote Shauneen Pete

Shauneen Pete is an Associate Professor at the University of Regina and is the Executive Lead on Indigenization of the university. She will be presenting a keynote address and workshop at the upcoming White Privilege Symposium at Brock University Sept. 30-Oct.1. The following is a Q&A with Pete.Q: Why is a conversation about white privilege important in Canada?A: Whiteness is the unexamined norm in Canada. With it flows many privileges that contribute to entitlement and sense of superiority and the generalized belief in meritocracy. Where white dominance operates, othering emerges and forms a racial hierarchy that while rooted in our colonial past operates still especially in regard to First Nations and Inuit people. White dominance explains social inequality. The story of Canada is not a story about multiculturalism but a story of colonial white dominance: this truth must become a part of the social narrative we tell about ourselves.Q: How does your experience as an educator inform your understanding of white privilege?A: I became a teacher nearly 30 years ago to transform the learning experiences of Indigenous children and youth in my province. Since 2001, I’ve been teaching courses in anti-oppressive education to white, middle-class mostly female pre-service education students. I work with the hope that some of them will take up the social justice and anti-oppressive work that I model as one way of disrupting dominance in educational systems. By this I mean, I hope that they will revise curricular, expand pedagogical practices, participate in a broad range of relationships with diverse peoples, and work alongside Indigenous peoples towards reconciliation. Unfortunately many of them have taught me that they won’t do this work because they perceive it as too uncomfortable – when all they risk is social inclusion. The pressure to conform in our profession is very high and many do not take the risks to change the system, rather they leave that work to more marginalized educators.Q: In your role at the University of Regina, you are working to indigenize the university. What does that mean?A: Indigenization works towards the transformation of the academy through the reformation of all systems within the university. It requires university decolonization to identify the places where colonial ignorance is invisible, unquestioned and unchallenged and works toward changing those systems. For me, Indigenization begins with a revision of hiring and promotion policies as well as the recruitment of Indigenous peoples to board governance. In this way, Indigenous leadership and vision can more respectfully be included in reformation efforts. I believe we have a responsibility as educators to critically examine curricula and pedagogical practice to ensure that we better reflect our communities and a more accurate portrayal of our historical and contemporary challenges. At the U of R, Indigenization also includes faculty development toward academic Indigenization; Indigenous research capacity building; Indigenous student support; and community engagement. Indigenization and decolonization acknowledges white dominance in the academy and works to name it, and work towards the inclusion of other than dominant ways of knowing.Q: In what ways can society start moving towards greater equality for all people?A: Indigenous peoples have been freely offering the gift of learning since the early days of settlement. Over time, white dominance ensured that members of the dominant group minimized, denied, and in some cases violently rejected the offer of the gift of learning. In order to achieve the dream of reconciliation, members of the dominant group and those new Canadians who align with them, must learn the truths of our racialized past and begin to practice anti-racism in their personal and professional lives. This is the white work needed for reconciliation to be achieved. Reconciliation is not one-sided; it requires the participation of members of the dominant group for reformed relationships to be achieved.Q: Why should white privilege matter to white people?A: White folks have an identity and marginalized peoples are very familiar with how it operates in society; but those closer to norm often never think about their identities as anything but individual – they express the narrative that they are good people and therefore innocent of historical and contemporary wrongdoing on the part of dominant groups. It’s easy for them to distance themselves from membership in the dominant group; and in some cases they adamantly deny that they are white. Members of the dominant group need to recognize that their experiences are shaped by their identity; that privileges flow because of their membership in the same way privilege is denied to racialized minorities. They must recognize that their social positioning has led to the luxury of ignorance (Howard) and that this hinders their ability to work/study/live/relate within diverse communities. If white people are committed toward reconciling relationships with Indigenous peoples, they must take an earnest look at white privilege. They must be willing to unpack it or I will never believe that they honestly want to reconcile anything. read more

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Brock President advises encourages newcomers to Canada

Brock President Dr. Gervan Fearon has two key messages for people who recently moved to Canada: you are not alone and you can achieve your dreams.“I’d like to congratulate you in joining the Canadian family,” Fearon told participants at the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre’s Mentorship and Networking Event Nov. 22.Fearon, who took office on August 1 after arriving from Brandon, Manitoba, described how he adjusted professionally and personally to life in four countries, starting from his birthplace in Birmingham, England with Jamaican parents up to his newest home in the Niagara region.“You may have actually lived in this city and region longer than I have, and you probably have lots of things that you can tell me about such as how I can integrate, and how I can be successful in the community,” he told the gathering.Fearon said “you may be new to Canada, but you are already members of the Niagara community to me.”A professional hurdle many newcomers face is translating their work experiences, university degrees and other educational credentials they earned from their home countries to build careers in Canada.Brock University and other educational institutions in the Niagara region are here to help.In their job search, newcomers may want to assess their skill sets, core competencies and natural capacities to determine the positions in the Canadian setting where they can make a contribution and join a new team, Fearon said. These roles may or may not have the same title or positions as they had before coming to Canada, yet it can be reworked and get you on a new and exciting path.Once employed, take time to understand the workplace’s culture and look for opportunities to contribute to the team, he said.When he worked in the U.S., the emphasis was on how he and his colleagues would deliver results. Canadian workplaces, on the other hand, tend to emphasize how employees can be members of a team, Fearon said.Sometimes, it might be necessary to take a lower-skilled job at first to achieve long-term goals or what he calls a “deeper mission,” which, in his parents’ case, was to send their four children to university. For example, someone may need a part-time job to get the credentials to purse their dream career. But it’s important to remember those dreams and aspirations that were the motivation to come to Canada.Fearon worked in factories, restaurants and on farms on his way to developing a career first in the Ontario Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and later, at York University, Ryerson University and his position in Manitoba as President of Brandon University.“That’s why it’s important for us to have our bigger vision, because that can motivate us through the steps up and down that we may take in life,” he said. “It may take us through the days when we’re doing the job versus the career.”But try not to get discouraged in the process, he said.“Where you’re standing today as a newcomer is not where you’ll be standing a year from now, five years from now, 10 years from now,” he said. “The sky is the limit.”“Where you start is not where you end up,” he said. “But where you start requires you to be motivated not to stop there, either.”In the area of translating degrees from other countries into credentials recognized in Canada, Fearon said, “as post-secondary educational institutions, we can do a better job at that.”He said he could meet with the Multicultural Centre to identify those needs and then “work to have a systematic solution of support.”Fearon encouraged participants to remember that different cultures have many ways of expressing and interpreting things. He said when he moved to Canada at the age of nine after living in Jamaica for three years, he was sometimes asked questions that embarrassed him.He eventually learned how to view things wearing different cultural ‘hats’ and that many Canadians ask questions as a way of building relationships.The Mentorship and Networking Event, organized by the Multicultural Centre’s Mentorship Program, drew together a crowd of around 80 people including newcomers in various stages of settling into Canada, representatives of community groups and employers.At the event, newcomers had the chance to meet with representatives from various companies in Niagara and apply for jobs.“It’s good that the head of our local academic institution is able to take some of his time to engage with the community at this level,” said Yusuf Al-Harazi, Mentorship Coordinator. “Newcomers will benefit from hearing from someone like him.”The Multicultural Centre’s Mentorship Program matches newcomers to Canada with career mentors, professional Canadians who work in the same field. read more

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Opposition Leader calls out Chronicle for misleading misquote

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPPP observes Dr Jagan’s 20th death anniversary at Babu Jaan todayMarch 5, 2017In “Politics”Jagdeo calls on supporters to be ‘foot soldiers’March 6, 2017In “Local News”Opposition Leader restates call for int’l probe into fake SoPs during 2015 electionsMarch 7, 2016In “latest news” Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat JagdeoBelow is a short statement emanating from the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharat Jagdeo, calling out the state owned Chronicle newspaper for misquoting him during his speech on the 20th death anniversary event of Dr Cheddi Jagan.The misquote even though just one word, significantly changes the context and interpretation of Jadeo’s speech, something which he outlined ‘may have very well been deliberate.’See full statement below:The attention of the Office of the Leader of the Opposition was drawn to an article published in the Chronicle Newspapers under the caption, “Jagdeo Extends Olive Branch to PPP Defectors.”  The article purports to be a coverage of the 20th death anniversary event of Dr. Cheddi Jagan, held yesterday at Babu Jaan, Port Mourant.The article attributes the following statement to the Leader of the Opposition “we have to be welcoming; a lot of people who left and went to the AFC are delusional and are coming back.”The Leader of the Opposition did not use the word “delusional.” The word used was “disillusioned.” This is borne out by all the videos and audio recordings of the speech of the Leader of the Opposition.We sincerely apologise for the error made by the Chronicle Newspapers, which may have very well been deliberate. read more

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Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria celebrates 120 years

first_img• Thursday 16 November, 7.00 pm Researcher Juliana Charpantidou will present a lecture that focuses on the events that helped shape the Greek Community of Melbourne from its inception to the end of World War II.• Sunday 19 November, 3.00 pm A celebration of the 44th anniversary of the Polytechnic students uprising will be presented by the Polytechnic Commemorative Committee. The program includes a brief talk, live Greek music and a documentary depicting the events as they happened in 1973.• Thursday 23 November, 7.00 pm Researcher Juliana Charpantidou will present a second lecture on the history of the Greek Community of Melbourne focusing on the turbulent decades of the 1950’s & 1960’s• Thursday 30 November, 7.00 pm Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Υoung People Andrew Jackomos presents a lecture on the ‘Greek-Aboriginal connection’. Jackomos is the son of Alick and Merle Jackomos (of Yorta Yorta descent) and grandson of Castelorizian migrants who arrived in Melbourne in the early 1900s. Andrew takes a close look at the links and similarities between the Aboriginal and Greek communities. During the course of his lecture Andrew will speak of his father’s contribution towards Aboriginal justice in Victoria.• Sunday 3 December, 3.00 pm  In association with Democritus League, the Greek Centre will see the launch of George Michelakakis’ book ‘Hope in Crisis’ (Η κρίση της Ελπίδας) presented by Dr George Vasilakopoulos of La Trobe University. The artist and former GOCMV board member, delivers an in depth analysis of the works numerous post war Greek Australian artists, poets and writers and how their work reflected both their surroundings and experiences as migrants in Australia. • Thursday 7 December, 7.00 pm As part of the GCM’s 120-year anniversary, The National Union of Greek Australian Students (NUGAS) Victoria celebrates Greek Youth in the Community with an evening of panellist discussion, networking, drinks, and music. The purpose of this evening is to discuss the attitudes that Greek-Australian youths have towards their identity as third, or more, generation Greek-Australians with respect to culture, language, and heritage. The panellists and participants will be exploring such attitudes by addressing the needs of our young members, the role of organisations such as NUGAS, how such organisations can maximise the benefits of student participation, and finally, the attitudes of our parents and grandparents which have in turn influenced our understanding of what it is to be Greek.• Sunday 10 December, 3.00 pm A fourth generation Australian Lebanese, Dr Trevor James Anthony Batrouney will deliver a lecture titled “Humble beginnings of the Orthodox Church in Victoria”. Dr Batrouney’s great grandfather migrated to Australia in 1889 and as part of his lecture he will be outline a series of historical facts revealing the beginnings of Orthodoxy in Victoria. Did you know the Syrian Community were closely connected with the Greek Church and Community in the late 1800s? Come and find out the history of the first Orthodox Church in Victoria, The Annunciation of Our Lady. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Vitamine D Le bronzage artificiel nest pas une solution à la carence

first_imgVitamine D : Le bronzage artificiel n’est pas une solution à la carenceL’Institut nationale du cancer (INCa) rappelle que les cabines de bronzage comportent de nombreux risque et que les lampes à UV ne permettent en aucun cas de solutionner les problèmes de carences en vitamine D.L’INCa réaffirme ce qu’elle a toujours dit : les cabines de bronzage comportent plus de risques que de bénéfices. En effet, le syndicat national des dermatologues rappelle qu’elles émettent surtout des UVA qui “sont impliqués dans la survenue du mélanome malin”. Elles émettent également des UVB, un rayonnement quant à lui concerné “dans le vieillissement cutané et dans des dommages au système immunitaire de la peau”. Alors qu’en hiver le soleil se fait rare, certains messages cherchent à inciter les consommateurs à faire un détour par les cabines de bronzage. Les arguments mis en avant ne sont que d’ordre esthétique, ils surfent également sur la vague santé.Il s’agirait aussi de profiter de la « vitamine solaire », selon l’expression utilisée, la vitamine D. Puisque les UV sont à l’origine de la production de la vitamine D dans notre organisme, les cabines à UV seraient utiles pour lutter contre sa carence pendant l’hiver. Le manque de cette vitamine serait dommageable pour notre santé, il augmenterait notamment les risques de cancers. Imparable !Ce message est diffusé par les professionnels du bronzage artificiel (comme le Syndicat national des professionnels du bronzage en cabine) alors même que les rayonnements ultraviolets artificiels sont classés comme cancérigènes par l’OMS. Les promoteurs des « bancs solaires » tentent donc d’utiliser les études qui mettent en avant le manque de vitamine D chez les nordiques et les populations d’Amérique du nord pour souligner les bienfaits de l’exposition au Soleil. Inquiétée par la publication de ces messages dans la presse grand public, la Direction générale de la santé a demandé à l’Institut national du cancer (INCa) de donner son avis sur la question, rapporte Sciences et Avenir. C’est chose faite avec la publication du rapport de l’INCa, qui indique que rien ne permet de justifier l’utilisation des UV artificiels comme source de vitamine D.C’est principalement au niveau de la peau, sous l’action des UVB, que la vitamine D est synthétisée par notre organisme. Cette production atteint rapidement un plateau, souligne le rapport de l’INCa,  qui précise que pour une personne à la peau claire, 5 à 10 minutes de soleil sur le visage et les bras à l’heure de midi par une belle journée est suffisant pour faire sa dose quotidienne de vitamine D, affirme l’INCa.À lire aussiLes conseils de l’Afssaps pour se protéger du soleilLes études qui mettent en avant un lien entre faible niveau sanguin de vitamine D et augmentation des risques de cancers apportent des preuves insuffisantes, souligne l’INCa. Ce sont pour la plupart des études dites écologiques, c’est-à-dire analysant l’association entre l’environnement et la santé, dont les résultats peuvent être facilement faussés et les biais importants.Quant aux études montrant un lien entre les UV artificiels et la production de vitamine D, elles ont été menées sur de petits échantillons et souffrent de conflits d’intérêts, notent les auteurs du rapport. De plus, le manque supposé de vitamine D chez les Français n’est pas établi, estiment les experts de l’INCa. La carence toucherait 4,5 % de la population adulte alors la notion de déficience n’a aucune valeur clairement définie.En conclusion, on ne peut en aucun cas conseiller des UV artificiels pour fabriquer de la vitamine D. L’augmentation du risque de cancer cutané liée à l’exposition aux UV solaires et artificiels est bien connue et documentée. Il faut donc profiter du soleil sans en abuser. Le 20 décembre 2011 à 17:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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BCB Board of Directors and Executives Pay Courtesy Call on the Governor

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 20, 2017 – Nassau – Members of the Board of Directors and Executives of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) at Government House, October 18, 2017 in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of ZNS Television, which is being celebrated this week.Pictured from left: Deputy Chairman Patric Walkes; Director Elaine Gomez; DGM/HR & Training Sandra Duncombe-Knowles; Chairman Mike Smith; Dame Marguerite; GM Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs; Financial Consultant Eugene Higgs; DGM Radio, Plant & Maintenance Stanley Pinder; and AGM Sales & Business Development Sean Adderley.(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)last_img read more

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SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS Search For New Wilmington Middle School Principal Has Begun

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At Wednesday night’s School Committee Meeting, Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand announced the details of the search for a new and permanent principal for Wilmington Middle School.“This will be a wide-open open search that will be advertised broadly,” Brand told committee members. “This process will be inclusive of key stakeholders, through, and balanced in terms of gathering feedback and information on potential candidates.”A search committee will be formed to receive and screen initial applications and conduct screening interviews to identity the candidates to move forward in the process for further consideration. The committee will consist of 4 middle school teachers, 2 middle school assistant principals/CTLs, 1 support staff member, 1 central office administrator, 4 middle school parents/guardians, and 1 principal/director. The Wilmington Teachers Association will assist in selecting teacher representatives, while the Middle School PAC will assist with the selection of parent/guardian volunteers.Brand outlined the following search timeline:November 19 — Position AdvertisedDecember 5 — Community ForumDecember 10 — Staff ForumJanuary 4 — Deadline to receive applicationsMid-January — Initial interviews conducted by Search CommitteeWeek of January 28 — Finalists AnnouncedWeek of February 4 — Finalists visit WilmingtonWeek of February 11 — Site visits to finalists’ home districtsWeek of February 25 — Finalist selected & announced by SuperintendentBrand stressed there will be numerous opportunities for staff members and community members to become involved in the process. A survey will be emailed to staff and the community at the start of December to gather feedback on the qualities, characteristics and experiences sought in the next principal. A staff forum will be held on Wednesday, December 5, and a community forum will be held on December 10, to help establish the ideal candidate’s profile. Staff and community members will also have opportunities to meet the finalists and offer feedback when the finalists visit the district in early February.The position will be advertised on SchoolSpring, Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association (MSAA), National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and TopSchoolJobs.The selected candidate is expected to begin on July 1, 2019, or sooner, as negotiated with the Superintendent.Former Principal Amy Gerade unexpectedly retired on November 2016. Interim Principal Kevin Welch has served in the position since December 2016.(NOTE: The cover photos is from Jamie Boudreau of Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEW ROLES FOR 3 FAMILIAR EDUCATORS: Shelia Burke, Leanne Ebert & Kevin Welch Named To Leadership PositionsIn “Education”50+ PERSONNEL CHANGES: Who Joined & Who Left Wilmington Public Schools Over The Summer?In “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education”last_img read more

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North Pacific Seafoods Fined 205000 for Ammonia Dumping

first_imgA Kodiak seafood processor has been fined over $200,000 after pleading guilty to illegally dumping 40 pounds of ammonia into the city’s sewer system in 2011. The announcement came Tuesday from U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler in Anchorage.North Pacific Seafoods chief engineer Bill Long is scheduled to be arraigned in state court on Friday on a charge of violating the permit regulated by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.The count North Pacific Seafoods pled guilty to was a violation of the federal Clean Water Act. The company is based in Seattle and is a subsidiary of Japanese seafood giant Marubeni.The 40-pounds of ammonia, which is used in cooling and ice making in canneries, broke the secondary treatment at the city’s sewer treatment plant, causing a violation of the city’s Clean Water Act permit.The dumping was detected Nov. 29, 2011 and was traced by the Kodiak Public Works Department to North Pacific’s APS plant on the Kodiak Waterfront. Long initially said the ammonia dump did not come from his plant, but later admitted to the discharge.A joint investigation by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation determined that the facility had been discharging ammonia into St. Paul Harbor before and after the sewer incident.The city of Kodiak will receive $55,000 of $205,000 fine to be used for hazardous wast response training. The terms of probation ordered by Judge Ralph Beistline also require that North Pacific Seafoods provide training for its employees at all five facilities in Alaska regarding proper handling of hazardous wastes and specifically ammonia.last_img read more

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New Lawsuit Alleges Baylor Failures Under New Rape Policies

first_img Share Flickr ImageBaylor University’s Neff Hall in Waco TexasA woman who reported that she’d been sexually assaulted filed a lawsuit Monday against Baylor University, alleging questions she faced from the university shifted blame away from her attacker toward her.The lawsuit filed in a Waco federal court on Monday alleges Baylor’s response to the attack violated federal Title IX laws against gender discrimination. That was even though university officials said new policies had been implemented before the attack in response to a sexual violence scandal that embroiled the Baylor football program.“I think that, unfortunately, it’s an example of how things still have not changed,” Jim Dunnam, a Waco lawyer representing the student, told the Waco Tribune-Herald. Dunnam and Houston lawyer Chad Dunn jointly represent 10 former students who allege that their sexual assaults weren’t handled adequately.This lawsuit alleges the student, who Dunn said still attends Baylor and was identified in the suit only as “Jane Doe 11,” was attacked in April while a sophomore attending under two scholarships, one athletic and one need-based. The lawsuit said the student underwent a sexual assault examination by a nurse and the assault was reported to Waco and university police and Baylor’s Title IX office. The person she accused told investigators that, aside from kissing, no sexual activity occurred. Baylor police investigated but filed no charges, the lawsuit states.When the student was interviewed by a Title IX official, she was asked what she had been wearing at the time of the attack, how easily the clothing could be removed, and what she had to drink and whether it was alcoholic. The university tried to have the student say the alleged assailant may have believed the assault was consensual, the 20-page complaint states.The experience “directly contradicted any assurance that meaningful change had occurred … despite the university’s repeated boasting of full implementation of the recommendations,” the complaint said.In a statement issued Monday, the Baylor University administration said the university “takes any allegation of sexual violence within our campus community seriously.” Otherwise, university officials were still reviewing the complaint and had no further comment, according to the statement.This is the eighth lawsuit filed amid the growing scandal and the fifth still active.___This story has been corrected to date victim’s assault in April 2017, not 2014.___Information from: Waco Tribune-Herald, http://www.wacotrib.comlast_img read more

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Europe will run out of PlayStation 3s in just three weeks after

first_imgEarlier this month, Korean electronics maker LG brought Sony to court, going after any Sony product that can play Blu-Ray discs because of a patent dispute. Specifically, LG wanted the International Trade Commission to block the sale of the PlayStation 3, several Bravia televisions and a number of Blu-Ray players for violating four LG patents describing a “way of dealing with multiple data streams, such as different camera angles, as well as a system to reproduce data that’s stored on a read-only device.”The ITC haven’t moved on LG’s request, but over in Europe — namely, in the civil court of justice in the Hague — LG has just won a preliminary injunction that will see all new PlayStation 3’s imported into the continent confiscated by customs for at least ten days, which are already being stored in a Dutch warehouse until the injunction is lifted or expires.In our previous post on the subject, we suggested tongue-in-cheek that Sony might actually welcome such a block, allowing them time to redesign the PS3 to be hack-proof. Unsurprisingly, Sony did not agree with this assessment, and is absolutely panicked as they try to supply Europe with PS3s again.As things stand right now, Europe will run out of PS3s in just three weeks. The question is, can Sony manage to reverse the Hague’s decision in time?Read more at The Guardianlast_img read more

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Yahoo is Going Portuguese Hound to Outwit Twitter

first_imgYahoo Meme In Brief: Yahoo! integrates ask and search sites This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further According to David Ruiz, a blogger, systems analyst and senior programmer in Brazil, Yahoo has released a Twitter clone called Yahoo Meme in Portuguese. The Yahoo Meme is by invitation only. David Ruiz received his invitation to the alpha-version of the Twitter-like social networking site. Interestingly, Yahoo Meme uses a dog instead of the familiar Twitter bird. Mr. Ruiz says the term “meme” is an adaptation of the scientific observations of Richard Dawkins in his book, “The Selfish Gene”. On the Internet, a “meme” is used to describe a sort of fever of popular content available to everyone. In the Yahoo sense of the term for its new social networking site, Yahoo Meme, it is a term which expresses the notion of free and expanded, within the context of the original idea. Simply put, Yahoo Meme is easy to access and easy to use. A click on the call, sign in and name your meme, attach your url, give a less than a 100 character description and you are Go. A screen lists all the meme images which allows users to verify who is meme-ing you. Users can post videos, images, music and text in the same way as Twitter. The search feature needs some tweaking, but it is pretty new.According to Ruiz, the Alph-phase is closed and he has only a few invites available for distribution. He distinguishes Twitter from Memes conceptually, saying memes is more like the “fever” of the moment. The actual differences between Twitter and Yahoo Memes may be a distinction without a difference. Except Yahoo Memes is in the Portuguese language.© 2009 PhysOrg.com Citation: Yahoo is Going Portuguese Hound to Outwit Twitter (2009, May 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-05-yahoo-portuguese-hound-outwit-twitter.html Brazil, a Portuguese speaking country is the 10th largest economy in the world and Yahoo has decided to get in on the action by coming up with a clone Twitter. The economic down-turn has affected Brazil to some degree, but its Foreign Minister Guido Mantega has announced it is cautiously optimistic for a turn around at years end. last_img read more

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Our View Poachers need to feel the full force of the law

first_imgFour cars in the same Larnaca neighbourhood were set alight and completely destroyed in the early hours of Thursday. Two of the cars, parked in a field, were used by a forestry department employee – one belonged to him and the other to the department – and the other two belonged to the employee’s sister and her son. An hour later a prefab on an agricultural plot in the Larnaca district, belonging to the same employee, was ablaze.Police said the cases were arson, as flammable substances were found at the scenes, and that the crimes may have been linked to the forestry department employee’s job activities. Although the police said the family had no differences with anyone, one newspaper reported that the police suspected the arson was the work of bird poachers. It also claimed that the forestry employee was targeted on suspicion that he gave information which landed the poachers in trouble.There might not be any hard evidence to make this link at present, but the very high fines imposed on poachers could have led some to seek revenge. Last month a man was fined €8,000 for using mist-nets to trap thrushes, while in early December a man was fined €7,000 after a police raid found bird-trapping equipment on his property. We are not suggesting these cases had anything to do with the Larnaca arson attacks, but it is entirely possible that someone forced to pay such a big fine might want to take revenge.The arson attacks were just another example of the intimidation and terror tactics conscientious public employees, trying to do their job, are subjected to. Members of the games fund have reported receiving threats from poachers on many occasions in the past, while activists have been beaten up. Illegal bird-trapping is a multi-million-euro business and the perpetrators aggressively defend their illicit earnings.If the fight against the bird-trapping is to succeed the police must take additional measures to protect members of the game fund and the forestry department, who often put their lives at risk when they do their job. Admittedly, they cannot be given police bodyguards, even though they have more of right to them than the politicians, but cracking down on the intimidation, threats and terror tactics is also a form of protection.This is why the police must spare no resource in the investigation of Thursday’s arson attacks. If the perpetrators are caught and brought before justice, fewer poachers will risk resorting to criminal acts of intimidation. Only when the poachers feel the full force of the law might they change their ways.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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