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Canada wants renewed NAFTA to include easier crossborder movement of labour

first_imgOTTAWA – Enhanced labour mobility is high on the list of goals for the Canadian government as it gears up for next month’s start of negotiations on a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement.Ohio-based trade lawyer Dan Ujczo shares an anecdote that explains why:A U.S. company was looking to make a “major investment” in either the Toronto area or Nashville, Tenn. The CEO had just decided Toronto would be the beneficiary when he was stopped at a border crossing by a Canadian border agent who told him he needed a work permit to enter Canada.“The young woman said … ‘You know, sir, it’s my job to save Canadian jobs, I can’t let you across’,” Ujczo recounts.“And he said, ‘Young lady, you just lost yourself 300 jobs.’”That, says Ujczo, is an example of “the real world consequences” of antiquated labour mobility provisions in NAFTA.“Companies, when they’re making those investment decisions, they want as streamlined a process as possible. And when they’re saying, ‘Look, I’m not going to be able to get my talent across the border,’ boom! Why even deal with the headache?”NAFTA is supposed to ease the flow of labour between Canada, the United States and Mexico. It eliminates the need for companies to do a labour market impact assessment to prove that a job being temporarily filled by an eligible American or Mexican worker can’t be done by a Canadian.For business visitors, it eliminates the need for a work permit. For professionals and intra-company transferees, it expedites the work visa process.But NAFTA does not apply to all professionals. It applies only to some 60 occupations, including doctor, dentist, lawyer, accountant, hotel manager, economist, engineer and scientist.Many of the jobs most in demand today, particularly in the high-tech sector, didn’t exist when NAFTA was negotiated more than 20 years ago. Indeed, systems analyst is the only listed profession involving computers.It’s a problem for manufacturers too, says Ujczo, who can’t move welders or tool and dye workers across the border to fill labour shortages or specialized employees needed to install, maintain and repair products sold to another country.Moreover, NAFTA’s labour mobility provisions are inconsistently applied. The CEO in Ujczo’s anecdote, for instance, had crossed the border 19 times without a problem before being refused entry on his 20th trip.“In our view, you can’t modernize the NAFTA and put in a new digital chapter and not address the movement of talent,” Ujczo says.“It will be the biggest failure of the NAFTA modernization if we don’t achieve this.”Both U.S. and Canadian companies are pushing hard for a freer flow of labour across the border. Nevertheless, Andrea van Vugt, the Business Council of Canada’s vice-president for North America, believes there’s a good chance it won’t materialize.“I think you have both a legislative and political problem,” she says.She notes that Congress has in the past blocked the U.S. president’s ability to include immigration issues in trade deals. And the environment for broaching greater labour mobility isn’t exactly favourable, what with Donald Trump’s unabashedly anti-immigration, protectionist, “Buy American, Hire American” agenda.Indeed, Chris Smillie, a principal at Tactix, an Ottawa-based government relations firm, fears that Canada will wind up fighting to simply preserve the existing NAFTA labour mobility provisions rather than pushing to expand the list of eligible professions.Under former president Barack Obama, an ostensible free trader, he notes that the U.S. refused to include any labour mobility provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement with 11 other countries, including Canada. What are the chances that Trump, who has withdrawn the U.S. from the TPP, will be more open to the idea?“I’m concerned,” says Smillie, who specializes in the labour mobility aspect of trade deals.“I’m an advocate that Canada will need to just preserve what’s there.”When the U.S. released its objectives for the NAFTA negotiations last week, he notes there was no mention of labour mobility. Nor was it among the issues mentioned on which the U.S. wants to maintain the status quo.“So, if they’re interested in the status quo in labour mobility, you’d think it might have been in there,” Smillie says. “That sort of sends me a signal … this might be at risk.”last_img read more

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Increase wolf cull pen pregnant cows to save endangered caribou study

first_imgEDMONTON — An extensive study of caribou herds across British Columbia and Alberta suggests a way to reverse a long and steady decline of the endangered species — kill more wolves and moose and pen pregnant cows.“It’s go hard or go home,” said Rob Serrouya, a University of Alberta biologist and lead author of the study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“Unfortunately, it’s that black or white.”Another study released within days of Serrouya’s suggests another way. And wildlife advocates worry Serrouya’s findings could be misused, illustrating the complexity of what he calls the “toughest conservation challenge in North America.”Serrouya and his colleagues looked at 18 caribou herds ranging over more than 90,000 square kilometres. At the study’s start in 2004, 16 herds were declining.Restoring habitat damaged by oil, gas and forestry activity is too slow, said Serrouya. Herds don’t have the decades that takes.The scientists compared four government-run management programs — killing wolves, protecting pregnant cows, moving caribou between ranges and culling moose that attract predators. Six of the herds were not managed.By 2018, the unmanaged herds remained unchanged. But eight of the 12 managed herds improved. Half of them had either stabilized or begun increasing. One almost doubled over three years to 67 from 36 animals.“That’s almost unprecedented,” Serrouya said.“It doesn’t mean recovery, but it means some of these herds have turned around. It’s the first study to show management has turned around sharp declines of caribou on such a broad scale.”Herds with the best growth rates were linked to both maternity pens to protect pregnant cows during calving and extensive wolf kills. Ranges with the best herd growth had the most intense cull.Those five ranges saw a total of 144 wolves killed every year, mostly by aerial gunning and strychnine. A cull that large over the entire study area would result annually in nearly 650 carcasses, although Serrouya said that’s not being recommended.  Removing moose at the same time would allow managers to kill up to 80 per cent fewer wolves, he said. Still, moose numbers in any one range would have to be reduced by up to 83 per cent.Jonah Keim, an independent biologist and consultant, offers a different solution. In research published in the British Ecological Society’s journal, he suggests caribou can be adequately protected by making it tough for wolves to get to them.  “What we need to do is reduce the encounters between wolves and caribou,” he said. “You can do that without reducing the number of wolves.”Between 2011 and 2014, Keim studied what would happen if it weren’t so easy for wolves, deer and moose to follow cutlines and forestry roads into caribou habitat. Over an 800-square-kilometre area, researchers dropped 200 cubic metres of tree debris every 200 metres.The rate at which wolves stopped using the paths dropped 70 per cent, the study found.“It was unbelievably effective at reducing wolf use,” said Keim.Serrouya applauded Keim’s paper, but questioned its practicality on a landscape with 350,000 kilometres of linear disturbance.  “To block 350,000 kilometres would take years and years,” he said. “What would happen in the meantime?”Four herds vanished between 2004 and 2018.Keim said efforts could be focused on where they’d do the most good. He suggested that snowmobile trails could be designed to draw wolf packs away from caribou. It wouldn’t be that hard, he said.“That type of work can be done in the summer or winter by somebody on foot.”Carolyn Campbell of the Alberta Wilderness Association fears Serrouya’s findings could be used to declare “a war on wildlife.”“These findings could be used by industry and government to prolong unsustainable forest exploitation while endlessly harming wildlife species,” she said.She urged governments to keep restoring habitat.Serrouya said drastic measures will be needed into the foreseeable future.“Society would have to change the way it values natural resources. Society would have to decide to reduce the rate of resource extraction.”— Follow Bob Weber at @row1960 on TwitterBob Weber, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Grains livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery was down 4.4 cents at $4.5800 a bushel; May corn fell .2 cent at $3.6100 a bushel; May oats was off 1.4 cents at $2.776 a bushel; while May soybeans was up 6.8 cents at 8.8970 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Apr. live cattle was up .37 cent at $1.2637 a pound; Apr. feeder cattle fell .03 cent at $1.4592 a pound; Apr. lean hogs rose 1.23 cents at .7885 a pound.The Associated Press

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Tory MP briefly joins opposition chorus against massive budget bill

OTTAWA – A Conservative MP says plenty of government backbenchers share opposition concerns about the wide array of controversial measures crammed into the massive budget implementation bill.But British Columbia MP David Wilks says there’s nothing a lone member can do to defeat the bill or force the Harper government to split up its 425 pages.Wilks made the comments during a meeting Tuesday with a small group of constituents in his Kootenay-Columbia riding.Portions of the meeting were videotaped and posted online Wednesday, prompting Wilks to quickly backtrack.In the video, Wilks is urged by several constituents to vote against the omnibus budget bill, which features a host of non-budgetary measures including changes to the environmental assessment process, Old Age Security, immigration and Employment Insurance rules.But Wilks says without similar defiance from at least a dozen fellow Tories, voting against the bill would be an empty gesture that would get him booted out of the Conservative caucus.“Me doesn’t change the budget,” he tells the constituents. “If I stand up and say ‘no,’ it still passes.”Pressed by one woman to break party ranks and represent the views of his constituents on the bill, Wilks responds: “If you want me as an independent, I’ll do that.”In the candid exchange, Wilks reveals frustration over the way in which the bill has been presented.“I think you’ll find a barrage of Conservatives do hold your concerns and I am one of them,” he says. “I do believe some of (the provisions) should be separated out.”Opposition parties have dubbed the legislation a “Trojan Horse bill,” designed to sneak through a host of controversial changes to a wide array of programs with little individual scrutiny. But Wilks is the first Conservative MP to echo those concerns.Shortly after the video surfaced, Wilks was back-pedalling.“I wish to clarify my position with regard to Bill C-38, the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act,” Wilks said in a statement posted on his website.“I support this bill and the jobs and growth measures that it will bring for Canadians in Kootenay-Columbia and right across the country.”Spokesmen for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty declined to comment, saying Wilks’ statement speaks for itself.But in the video, Wilks has little good to say about the budget. Rather, he appears to agree with many of the concerns expressed by his constituents and spends considerable time explaining to that he has no choice but to support C-38 because party discipline is rigidly applied to budget bills.“There’s no argument … It doesn’t make it right but this is what happens in Ottawa.”He says it “concerns some of us backbenchers” that they’re not consulted in advance about legislation and have little opportunity, apart from 10 minutes each week during caucus meetings, to give their input. He notes that individual MPs can speak privately to cabinet ministers but suggests even that is fruitless.“At the end of the day, in my opinion, they’ve made up their mind … One MP is not going to make a difference.” by The Canadian Press Posted May 23, 2012 4:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Tory MP briefly joins opposition chorus against massive budget bill read more

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El Niño has put world in uncharted territory UN relief chief says

“We are here to re-sound the alarm; to spur a collective response to the humanitarian suffering caused by changes in weather patterns linked to El Niño and to take action now to mitigate its effects,” said Stephen O’Brien, the UN Under-Secretary-General for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, who added: “If we act now, we will save lives and livelihoods and prevent an even more serious humanitarian emergency from taking hold.”He said that in some regions, millions of people are already facing food insecurity caused by droughts related to El Niño. “In other parts of the world, we have a short window of opportunity now to prepare for what we know will happen within months. In both cases, we must act together and we must act quickly,” he stressed.Mr. O’Brien, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, was joined today by Paul D. Egerton, Representative to the UN and other International Organizations in North America, and Director, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Liaison Office to the UN , as well as: Osnat Lubrani, Resident Coordinator in Fiji (via phone); Valerie Julliand, Resident Coordinator in Guatemala (via video link); Christy Ahenkora, Resident Coordinator a.i. in Lesotho (via video link); Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie, Resident Coordinator /Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia (via video link); and Niels B. Holm-Nielsen, World Bank, Global Lead, Resilience and Disaster Risk Management.“The strength of the current El Niño has put our world into uncharted territory,” continued Mr. O’Brien, explaining that while the phenomenon is not caused by climate change, the fact that it is taking place in a changed climate means that its impacts are less predictable and could be more severe. While the current El Niño is expected to decline in strength in the first months of 2016, “this does not mean that the danger is past.” El Nino and a possible subsequent La Niña event would continue to effect different parts of the world – at different times – with a mix of above or below average rainfall. “The impacts, especially on food security, may last as long as two years,” he said, expressing particular concern about a number of countries spread across Central and South America, the Pacific region and East and southern Africa. And while countries in those regions are by no means the only ones that could be impacted by the phenomenon, the gap between projected needs and local government and humanitarian actors’ capacity to respond “requires our urgent attention.”He said that in Latin America and the Caribbean, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Haiti are particularly vulnerable. Indeed, below average rainfall from March to September 2015 had led to significant crop losses and triggered the need for food aid for millions of people. “More than 4.2 million people in Central America, including 3.5 million in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are affected by one of the most severe droughts in the region’s history, which is likely to grow in intensity until March this year,” he explained, adding that in Haiti, some 3 million people – or 30 per cent of the population – are classified as food insecure, with some 800,000 severely food insecure and in need of urgent assistance. Beyond those countries, the wider region is at risk of potentially devastating effects on the agricultural sector including floods, landslides and droughts, potentially leading to forest fires.“In the Pacific region, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea; these are the ones at greatest risk, but as many as 13 countries could be affected,” said Mr. O’Brien, noting that drought conditions are already affecting some 3.5 million across the region and that in some countries, El Niño is increasing the likelihood of typhoons and cyclones. Serious food insecurity is also foreseen in Timor Leste by March, when harvests are expected to fail, affecting about 220,000 people.Turning to East Africa, he said that poor rains had resulted in drought-like conditions in the northern parts of the region, mostly Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea, while other parts of East Africa had experienced a wetter than normal season. By early 2016, projections indicate that at least 22 million people will be food insecure across the region and between 2.7 million and 3.5 million people could be affected by floods.“Ethiopia is the country most affected so far as it faces the worst drought in 30 years. Humanitarian needs more than tripled in the past year,” reported the UN relief chief, adding that some 10.2 million people are in need of emergency food assistance. And while the Government is taking on an “impressive” leadership role in confronting the crisis – including the allocation of some $290 million of its own resources for response efforts – the scale of the challenges demand more significant and timely support, as it could take possibly three to five months for donor support to reach those in need on the ground. All these countries and regions need assistance now, to offset the impacts already being felt and to prepare “for what we know is to come,” said Mr. O’Brien, adding that: El Niño poses a critical test to the global humanitarian system in two fundament areas. First, it has tested the world’s commitment to early action. “The warning signs are there. Are we prepared to act on them? Are we prepared to make the resources available now based on these firm clues, or do we wait […] for the facts of a massive crisis?” he asked. The second challenge, he said, is ensuring cooperation between humanitarian and development actors and between the international community and local actors. Could humanitarian and development actors work together at all levels to build resilience at the community level to prevent major loss of lives and livelihoods? Mr. O’Brien stressed that previous crises had shown that early action is critical to reduce vulnerability and the need for humanitarian assistance later on. While major contributions from donors and humanitarian agencies had provided “a good start,” much more was needed, particularly as many of the response plans in affected countries remain seriously underfunded. read more

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UN Security Council concludes very positive threeday visit to South Sudan

“The fact that we are getting on the UN plane and going home, does not mean that we are going to forget about them,” United States Ambassador Samantha Power, the co-lead of the Council delegation, said at the conclusion of the visit.Ms. Power added that “what no one can endure is the legacy of having seen this beautiful newest country of the UN torn apart.”The visit followed the Council’s recent renewal of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), which included the approval of a 4,000-strong regional protection force to aid with security in the capital, Juba. It also came before the UN Secretary-General has to provide his first report on the progress achieved in implementing the new mandate.In early July, close to the fifth anniversary of the country’s independence, the youngest nation was plunged into fresh violence due to clashes between rival forces – the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), loyal to President Salva Kiir, and the SPLA in Opposition, backing former First Vice-President Riek Machar. That led to deaths and injuries, including those of several UNMISS peacekeepers, also undermining the implementation of the peace agreement between the political rivals in August 2015, which formally ended their differences.Ms. Power said that some good commitments came out of the trip, with the Transitional Government of National Unity announcing its acceptance to the deployment of the regional protection force.A joint communique issued on Sunday indicates that the government is committed to remove impediments to the ability of UNMISS to implement its mandate. This would include reviewing procedures related to movement of UNMISS and streamlining bureaucratic processes. She noted that the call for peace must be felt in the hearts of the leadership.Ms. Power, however, cautioned that these commitments will be measured by the extent to which South Sudanese people feel safer than they are now.Senegalese Ambassador Fode Seck, the co-lead of the Council delegation, said this was “a very positive visit, both on the side of the government and on the side of the UN Security Council.”Remaining optimistic that the government would stick to its commitments, he stressed the need for the citizens to unite for nation-building.“This country is so blessed by nature and it can become the giant of Africa, feeding Africa, exporting and contributing to the continents development,” he added.“Let them believe in themselves, let them work with their government, let them forget about the tribal divide,” Mr. Seck said.The delegation held a series of high-level meetings with President Kiir and other Transitional Government members, civil society groups, faith-based organization and senior UN officials.The Council member states represented in the delegation include Angola, China, Egypt, France, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, United States, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela. read more

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Graphex hopes for progress with Chilalo graphite in Tanzania

first_imgGraphex Mining Ltd has provided a submission to the Tanzanian Government with respect to the development of the Chilalo graphite project. In July 2017, the Tanzanian Government passed legislation that amended the legal and regulatory framework governing the resources industry and supporting regulations were published in January 2018 and July 2018.The Submission, which was requested by the Minister of Minerals, the Honourable Angellah Kairuki, is a comprehensive document that identified 10 key issues associated with the Amending Legislation and the Regulations that are central to the ability of resources companies operating in Tanzania to obtain the finance required for project development. It includes input from independent experts, comparison with the legislative position in other African countries and proposals to address the identified issues in a manner that allows for the development of new mines that delivers benefits to all stakeholders.Graphex expects to present the Submission to the Ministry of Minerals, other key Government departments and the Mining Commission in September.Graphex’s Managing Director, Phil Hoskins, commented “We were pleased to be asked by the Ministry to make the Submission, which we believe reflects the willingness of the Tanzanian Government to restore confidence in its resources industry. We believe that the proposals contained in the Submission strike a balance between the requirements of companies seeking to develop resources projects and the interests of the Tanzanian Government. We now look forward to meeting with senior Government officials to present the Submission and determine a way forward for development of our Chilalo project.”The Chilalo Graphite Project is located in southeast Tanzania, within the Mozambique belt, which is well known for hosting some of the world’s highest grade and coarse flake graphite deposits. Chilalo is host to a high-grade, coarse flake graphite deposit, where there is a Probable Ore Reserve (4.7 Mt @ 11.0% TGC) and a high-grade Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource (16.9 Mt @ 10.2% TGC).Since the initial discovery of Chilalo in 2014, Graphex has adopted a clear and differentiated strategy of understanding end markets and partnering with strategic investors to enable delivery of the Chilalo Project. Underpinned by the coarsest flake graphite in the world with exceptional expansion characteristics, the company has targeted the expandable graphite market, which among many applications, is ideally suited to the manufacture of flame retardant building materials, for which there is a sizeable market – in China alone, this is estimated to be 2 Mt/y.Test work carried out by Suzhou Design and Research Institute for Non-Metallic Minerals has confirmed that Chilalo graphite is the coarsest known flake graphite in the world. In general, coarser flake graphite attracts premium prices.Graphite companies produce products with different flake size distributions. Margins are therefore more relevant for peer comparison than cost curves. A comparison of the margins generated by ASX listed graphite companies are shown. The comparison is based on publicly released information and uses the same graphite prices used by Graphex that deliver a basket price of $1,914/t.Graphex completed a PFS in November 2015 and Suzhou, on behalf of CN Docking completed its own study in December 2016. These two studies are now in the process of being optimised and are expected to deliver material improvements from the results of the November 2015 PFS. Since completing the PFS in November 2015, there has been significant improvements in the flake size distribution, graphite prices and the size of the Chilalo Mineral Resource.last_img read more

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Trade groups set to crack down on illegal tradies

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Illegal tradies may face on-the-spot fines for ripping off householders and putting their safety at risk by doing illegal trade work, as trade groups in SA are set to meet with government officials for a set of proposed reforms. Complains to the Consumer and Business Services (CBS) involving plumbing, as well as gas fitting and electrical work, have jumped 360 per cent in the past three years, and trade groups want to discuss proposals to enforce regulations for both licensed and unlicensed tradespeople. The National Electrical Association of SA, representing electricians, has joined the call for reform and the State Government has agreed to meet the associations to discuss their proposals. Adelaide Now published the following examples of cowboy operators provided to the plumbing association and forwarded to the CBS including: An unlicensed plumber who continues to work despite being caught four times for breaching regulations. A licensed plumber signing certificate of compliance forms for work undertaken by an apprentice but which he has never inspected. An Adelaide man who was fined for working as a gas fitter without a licence. A licensed builder who is using his son-in-law to do plumbing work even though he is not qualified. The Plumbing Industry Association has called for instant fines ranging from $500 to $2000 for tradespeople caught carrying out illegal work. “The minimum fine would be for minor breaches of regulation, while the maximum fine would hit those whose work – typically with gas or electricity – has the potential to put lives at risk,” PIA executive officer Andrew Clarke told Adelaide Now. “This would help rid the industry of ‘unprofessionals’ who at the moment know how slack the enforcement is and are exploiting it.” Small Business Minister Tom Koutsantonis’s spokesman said the State Government is open to discussion with the associations about “improving standards of conduct”.last_img read more

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Du fumier transformé en eau potable aux EtatsUnis

first_imgDu fumier transformé en eau potable aux Etats-UnisPuisque le fumier est majoritairement composé d’eau, pourquoi ne pas essayer de la récupérer pour obtenir de l’eau potable ? Des chercheurs de l’Université du Michigan ont mis au point un système similaire à celui utilisé pour la production de biogaz, permettant de filtrer l’eau contenue dans le fumier pour la réutiliser au sein des exploitations agricoles. Une solution de plus pour réduire l’impact environnemental du fumier. Le fumier est une matière organique polluante, mais sa production est malheureusement inévitable. Issu des déjections d’animaux, il est utilisé comme fertilisant en agriculture. Selon un rapport de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture (FAO) publié en 2006, le fumier serait responsable de 65% des émissions d’hémioxyde d’azote, aussi appelé gaz hilarant, et notamment connu pour être le 4ème plus important gaz à effet de serre. A défaut de pouvoir empêcher les animaux de produire des excréments polluants, il est possible de gérer ces derniers de manière écologique, en inventant de nouvelles solutions de traitement, voire de transformation. C’est l’objectif que s’est donné l’Université du Michigan, qui a développé un outil appelé ‘McLanahan Nutrient Separation System’, qui permet de transformer le fumier en eau potable. Purifier l’eau contenue dans le fumier Surprenant, et pourtant logique, si l’on se penche sur la composition du fumier : environ 90% d’eau, explique Steve Safferman, professeur associé en biosystèmes et ingénierie agricole à l’Université du Michigan. Les 10% restants sont constitués de “larges quantités de nutriments, de carbone et d’agents pathogènes qui peuvent avoir un impact sur l’environnement s’ils ne sont pas gérés correctement”, détaille le chercheur. On connaissait déjà le biogaz produit par la méthanisation du fumier. Les deux procédés sont assez semblables : pour produire de l’eau à partir de fumier, les chercheurs ont utilisé un digesteur anaérobique, c’est-à-dire une cuve permettant de produire du biogaz sans avoir besoin d’oxygène. Grâce à ce procédé, les nutriments se séparent de l’eau contenue dans le fumier et se transforment en gaz, qui une fois collecté, peut servir d’énergie. Le digesteur est par ailleurs couplé à un système combinant un dispositif d’aération mélangeant l’air avec l’eau, un système d’ultrafiltration et un autre de purification de l’eau, appelé osmose inverse. L’eau ainsi extraite est suffisamment propre pour être bue par le bétail. 50 cl d’eau pour un litre de fumier Avec 378 litres de fumier, on peut produire 190 litres d’eau, rapporte The Independent. “Si vous avez 1.000 vaches dans votre exploitation, elles produisent environ 38 millions de litres de fumier par an”, affirme Steve Safferman. En France, une exploitation bovine moyenne contient 99 têtes, selon les chiffres de 2010 du Ministère de l’agriculture, ce qui représente environ 3 800 000 litres de fumier par an. Un exploitant moyen pourrait donc obtenir près de 2 millions de litres d’eau par an en utilisant la technologie développée par l’université. Aux Etats-Unis, l’accès à l’eau potable est un problème réel dans certains Etats, compte tenu de leur climat parfois très sec. “Ici, dans le Michigan, nous avons tendance à considérer l’eau comme acquise. Mais à l’ouest par exemple, où la sécheresse reste un problème, l’accès à l’eau potable pourrait faire la différence entre une ferme qui a des chances de réussir, et l’une qui se retirerait des affaires”, poursuit Steve Safferman. Réduire l’impact écologique de la production de fumierÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Au delà de ces considérations économiques, le système mis au point par les ingénieurs de l’université permet de neutraliser des substances très nocives pour l’environnement, comme l’ammoniac, et de les transformer en fertilisants utilisables. Selon l’Agence de protection de l’environnement américaine, le fumier mal géré a de multiples impacts sur l’environnement, rapporte le Huffington Post. Il peut s’infiltrer dans les eaux que nous consommons, faisant augmenter les quantités de nitrate jusqu’à des niveaux dangereux pour la santé. Il peut également entraîner la propagation d’algues et faire des ravages au sein de l’écosystème des rivières. Développé par l’Université du Michigan depuis une dizaine d’années, le ‘Nutrient separation system’ pourrait être commercialisé par une société du nom de McLanahan Corporation d’ici la fin 2014.Le 10 juin 2014 à 12:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Washington judge upholds local pot business bans

first_imgLocal angleFriday’s ruling allowing a ban on pot shops in Fife came as no surprise to Brandon Brock, who hopes to eventually open a pot shop in Washougal, despite the city’s ban on marijuana sales.This spring, Brock, the owner of Mary Jane’s House of Glass, found himself the lucky winner of a license to sell pot in Washougal. Leading up to the license lottery, the Liquor Control Board allotted just one license apiece for Battle Ground, Camas and Washougal.Unfortunately for Brock, Washougal had a moratorium in place and has since enacted a longer, two-year ban on pot shops through Sept. 1, 2016. When that waiting period is over, the Washougal City Council will be forced to make the ban permanent or bring it to an end.Brock and other license winners in cities with bans have been watching the case in Fife, hoping for a decision that would set a precedent for the rest of the state and break the logjam. But Brock didn’t expect the decision to fall in his favor, and he’s prepared to stay in limbo.“We’ll just have to keep waiting and see, and hopefully the city council comes around,” he said, adding that he’ll make his case before them again when the two-year ban expires.last_img read more

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Mayor Turners Lowered Tax Hike Proposal Doesnt Satisfy Critics

first_img 00:00 /01:03 X Share Listen Bob Daemmrich for the Texas TribuneMayor Sylvester Turner said now that it’s clear FEMA will pay 90 percent of all costs for Harvey debris removal, he’s lowering his proposed 8.9 percent tax increase.“We’re looking at needing something maybe closer to $50 million, which is reducing the request by more than half,” he said.And if the state chimes in too, Turner said, maybe with monies from its rainy day fund, he might take the hike off the table entirely.Neither scenario works for state Sen. Paul Bettencourt.Because property values have risen, he said, Houstonians will pay more taxes anyway, even without a rate hike.He said the city should look at other options before asking for money from the state. “What are you doing with your reserve funds? Why are you not using them?” he said. “Why haven’t you used tax increment reinvestment zone money? Why are you not using the funds that are already there to avoid a tax increase?”The state has an obligation to provide disaster funds to school districts but not to cities, Bettencourt said.He also urged the city of Houston and Harris County to reappraise homes to reflect their values post-Harvey. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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Study finds modern relatives of Otzi alive and well in Austria

first_img Crucial mummy found 20 years ago Monday © 2013 Phys.org 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. (Phys.org) —A team of researchers from Innsbruck Medical University has found 19 modern humans living in Austria with the same genetic defect as the ice-man Ötzi, the APA News Agency is reporting. The ice-man was found by German tourists and is believed to have lived approximately 5,300 years ago. Citation: Study finds modern relatives of Otzi alive and well in Austria (2013, October 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-modern-relatives-otzi-alive-austria.htmlcenter_img Explore further Ötzi, named for the region in the Alps where his remains were discovered, has enjoyed worldwide fame since his discovery, owing to his well preserved remains. Over the past twenty years, the ice-man has been studied by various scientists looking for clues that might reveal the nature of the world he inhabited. In addition to his body, researchers also found artifacts that are believed to have belonged to him—the cause of his death, ranging from an arrow wound, to a blow on the head has also been the subject of much research and conjecture. In this latest effort, the researchers were looking to determine if anyone alive today can be tied genetically to the ancient ice-man.To find out, the researchers asked males of all ages living in the Austrian state of Tyrol, to donate blood samples for DNA testing. Subsequent analysis revealed that 19 of 3,700 volunteers had the same genetic mutation as the ice-man, indicating that they were related to the same ancestors as Ötzi—no mention was made regarding whether anyone alive today could actually be one of his descendants, however. The research team has already reached out to partners in Switzerland and Italy to organize a similar study to determine if there are matches in other nearby locales. Those men identified as a match in the original study have not been told of their connection to the ice-man.Study of the ice-man has revealed that he had Lyme disease, that he was approximately 46 years old at the time of his death, was approximately five foot two, was likely from Sardinia originally, and had a predisposition to heart disease. It’s still not known what he was doing in the Alps, or why he was killed, likely from falling after being shot in the collarbone by an arrow. His stomach contents indicated he ate a diet heavy in meat and because he was carrying a bow and arrows, researchers have speculated that he was likely either a hunter or a soldier. His remains have been kept in cold storage to prevent decay since his removal from his final resting place. Ötzi the Iceman, a well-preserved natural mummy of a Chalcolithic (Copper Age) man from about 3300 BC, who was found in 1991 in the Schnalstal glacier in the Ötztal Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. Credit: Wikipedia.last_img read more

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How to open Windows Store apps on startup in Windows 10

first_imgTypically, people are looking for ways to remove apps from their startup sequence to speed reboots and the time needed to boot up for the first time. But there are good reasons to add startup programs as well. Launching Spotify or Outlook on a reboot, for example. Luckily, adding startup programs is just about as simple as removing them.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-startup-apps?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Click Start. Click the gear icon to open the Settings menu. Choose Apps to open a list of all the applications stored on your device. Click Startup to access the options menu. This menu allows you to customize what happens on startup. Find your app from the list of those available. If it’s not enabled as a startup application, just toggle the switch to enable it. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement How to Use Microsoft Excel Like a ProHow to Use Microsoft Word Like a ProHow to Use Windows 10last_img read more

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Pit bull escapes Cancun yard attacks neighbor and owner

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — A dog that escaped from its yard in Cancun attacked a neighboring family as well as its owner.The owner of a pit bull was bitten by his own dog after trying to subdue it when the animal entered a neighboring property and began to attack. The incident was reported at 10:00 a.m. in a residential region of Cancun when the 52-year-old owner of the dog opened the gate and the dog ran off.The animal entered the property of a nearby neighbor who was outside hanging laundry and began attacking her. Hearing screams, a man in the house was trying to scare the dog into leaving the property when the owner arrived and tried to subdue the animal.All three were bitten multiple times. The male neighbor received extensive bites to one of his hand that resulted in the loss of a finger. The owner of the dog also received extensive bites to his land, losing a piece of his palm.Red Cross paramedics arrived but were unable to get out of the ambulance to tend to the wounded until the animal was caught. Elements of the Municipal Secretariat of Public Safety and Traffic arrived and were able to catch the dog using rope.All three were transferred to hospital.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019 Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio of drug-loadable… read more News | April 15, 2013 Toshiba’s Spot Fluoroscopy Lowers Dose, Enhances Interventional Efficiency Showcasing Infinix-i’s unconventional collimation technology at SIR Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Interventional Radiology | June 19, 2019 Merit Medical Acquires Brightwater Medical Inc. Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced it has acquired Brightwater Medical Inc., based in Temecula, Calif. Brightwater… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more April 15, 2013 — Improving patient safety while offering clinicians a more complete picture during interventional procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. will showcase Spot Fluoroscopy for its Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems at this year’s Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2013 annual meeting.Spot Fluoroscopy allows clinicians to observe a region of anatomy using live fluoroscopy while viewing the Last Image Hold (LIH) surrounding area, resulting in lower dose and a larger image display for quicker diagnoses.“Spot Fluoroscopy changes visualization compared to conventional collimation with the ability to see inside and outside the region of interest in a single view,” said Allan Berthe, senior manager, Market Development, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “The technology enables greater efficiency and safer procedures with the ability to reduce dose to patients and clinicians.”For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D.,… read more last_img read more

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Azamara Club Cruises has added four additional sai

first_imgAzamara Club Cruises has added four additional sailings to its line-up of Cuba voyages. Departing from Miami, the sailings on board the recently revitalised Azamara Quest feature overnights in Havana, as well as visits to two maiden ports of call: Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. As the cruise brand that pioneered immersive destination experiences, Azamara is offering more opportunities for guests to travel deeper into Cuba.“Interest in travelling to Cuba from both new and loyal guests is undeniable,” said Larry Pimentel, President & CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “Destination Immersion is the heartbeat of our brand, so naturally we wanted to deliver authentic experiences in Cuba – from new ports to unique land discovery offerings – that truly bring the country’s rich history, culture and people to life.”Azamara has created a variety of unique people-to-people shore excursions in Cuba. Travellers can enjoy the destination from sunup to sundown – exploring historic sites by day, followed by mojitos and sultry Cuban music in the evening. Multiple overnight stays also allow guests the opportunity to experience the destination at night when the cobblestone streets are filled with music from salsa clubs, the scent of hand rolled Cuban cigars, and delicious local cuisine.Shore Excursion offerings feature a variety of experiences including a visit to the open-air cabaret, Tropicana, a Nelson Dominguez art gallery tour, Havana by classic car along the Malecón waterfront and Hemingway’s Havana, with more experiences coming soon. All tour programmes offered by Azamara are designed to meet US requirements for travel to Cuba.Two new Cuban ports of callCienfuegos: Known as La Perla del Sur (Pearl of the South), Cienfuegos sits on the south-central coast of Cuba. Cienfuegos translates to “100 fires” and the town adds a bright light to this fascinating country.Santiago de Cuba: Perched on the Caribbean Sea southeast of the capital of Havana is Santiago de Cuba. The soul of Cuba’s second largest city is bustling, diverse and bursting at the seams with fascinating history and cultural life.Six opportunities to experience CubaAzamara’s full list of Cuba itineraries for 2017 and 2018 is below. Demand is high, so travellers are encouraged to book early.Havana Discovery Voyage: 10-night round trip sailing from Miami departing on 20 November 2017 with a call to Florida, and overnights in Havana, Cuba and Cozumel, Mexico.Havana Getaway Voyage: Four-night round trip sailing from Miami departing 27 November 2017. The voyage includes an overnight stay in Havana, Cuba.Panama Canal & Costa Rica Voyage: 11-night cruise from Miami to Costa Rica departing 4 January 2018. The sailings includes overnight stays in Havana, Cuba; Fuerte Amador (Panama City) in Panama and Caldera in Costa Rica, as well as calls to Golfito, Quepos and Puntarenas in Costa Rica, and cruising through the Panama Canal.Cuba Intensive Voyage: 10-night round trip from Miami cruise departing 9 March 2018, which includes a call to Royal Caribbean’s private island of Labadee in Haiti, two overnights in Havana and maiden calls to Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos in Cuba.Cuba & Grand Cayman Voyage: Seven-night sailing round trip from Miami and departing on 19 March 2018. The voyage includes an overnight docked in Havana, as well as calls to George Town in Grand Cayman, Santiago de Cuba in Cuba and Royal Caribbean’s private island of Labadee in Haiti.Cuba Intensive Voyage: 10-night round trip itinerary from Miami departing 28 March 2018, with two overnights in Havana as well as calls to Key West in Florida and Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba in Cuba.last_img read more

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Pioneering a new way to search for travel Skyscan

first_imgPioneering a new way to search for travel, Skyscanner has launched a brand new way of finding flights via Facebook.Dubbed ‘Skyscanner for Facebook’ the new tool allows Facebook members to post a flight request on Skyscanner’s Wall and receive a price quote and flight details back in seconds. There is no need to navigate away from the Facebook site or install any apps; users simply have to ‘like’ the Skyscanner page to use the tool. As well as a quote, the post also includes a link to the flight details on the main Skyscanner site, from where flights can be booked or options filtered.tp://www.youtube.com/embed/67QFWgK3CtYThe innovation comes from technology that allows customers to use “free text” when posting flight requests, rather than having to select a pre-set dates or destinations. For example, a customer can post “London to Edinburgh in 29 June” to get a quote for the cheapest price for that route on that day, and a link to the Skyscanner site where results can be filtered by airline or time if desired.The tool is so versatile that users don’t even have to enter specific dates at all. Those flexible on when they travel can get a quote for the cheapest flight across an entire month by posting a query such as: “Manchester to Malaga in August”.The new tool is an evolution of Skyscanner’s ‘FlyScan’ Twitter search facility which was developed earlier this year during a 24 hour ‘hackathon’,Bonamy Grimes, Chief Analytical Officer explains:“The hackathon was very successful in developing the code that could be used to facilitate this type of free text search but we were constrained by the response limits set by Twitter. Once this became apparent we made the decision to migrate the tool to Facebook instead.“Facebook is the ideal platform for our flight search tool; earlier this year a poll we ran revealed that over 50% of our users have been inspired to book travel after seeing their friends’ pictures on Facebook, highlighting the importance of social media for the travel industry.“Travel companies are starting to realise that there is more to Facebook than collecting fans, and we’re proud to have developed a pioneering tool for users and are excited to see the response this gets.”The Facebook search tool is the latest in a range of search tools offered by Skyscanner. Earlier this year the flight comparison site launched an iPhone app, with a new improved version available on 25 June while an android app is currently in development.Try Skyscanner’s Facebook flight search now!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedHow to search for flights with Skyscanner’s new Facebook Messenger botIntroducing Skyscanner’s latest flight search innovation: the Skyscanner bot for Facebook Messenger. Using the latest technology, we’ve made it even easier for you to find the best flights, but how does it work? Let us explain…Skyscanner affiliate marketingDo you want to make money online and shout about a brand you love? Then Skyscanner’s UK & I affiliate marketing programme through Commission Junction is just what you need. With over 1700 publishers already signed up, our programme allows you to add our online flight finding tools, banners and…Skyscanner launches world’s most powerful and flexible flight search appSkyscanner launches world’s most powerful and flexible flight search applast_img read more

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Two dead in separate accidents over weekend Updated

first_imgA 21-year-old man lost his life in a traffic accident late on Sunday night in the Nicosia village of Dali.According to a police statement, Fedias Savvides, 21, was driving along Tefkros Anthia Avenue in the industrial estate of Dali towards the old Nicosia-Limassol highway.At one point, under circumstances which are still being investigated, lost control of the vehicle which then hit the curb, a fence and an electricity pole, which brought the car to a standstill.From the impact the car caught fire, which was put out by some passing people before it was able to reach the inside of the car and before the police and fire service were able to arrive.Firemen cut the 21-year-old out of the car who was then taken by ambulance to Nicosia general hospital, where doctors certified his death.Meanwhile, an 18-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident on October 28 Avenue on Saturday afternoon, police announced early Sunday.Marios Amanatides was riding along the avenue at 6.40pm when his motorbike collided with a car. After being thrown from his vehicle and sliding along the road, he became trapped underneath a parked car and had to be cut free by firefighters.Amanatides was taken to Limassol hospital where doctors confirmed his death.According to police deputy spokesman, Stelios Stylianou, Savvides was the 46th victim of fatal road accidents this year.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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