Case against man for posting objectionable remarks against HM Shah on social

first_imgSambhal (UP): A case has been filed against a man for allegedly posting objectionable remarks against Home Minister Amit Shah on Facebook, police said on Wednesday. Sambhal Kotwali in-charge, Dharampal Singh, said the case has been filed against Zarif Ahmed on the complaint of district unit secretary of Hindu Yuva Vahini, Anuj Kumar Sharma. Sharma had alleged that Ahmed posted a picture of Shah with objectionable remarks on Facebook. The case has been filed under the IT Act and 501 (printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory) of the IPC.last_img read more

Indigenous fashion week in Vancouver to celebrate cultural appreciation

first_imgOrganizers of Vancouver’s first indigenous-focused fashion week say the event will celebrate “cultural appreciation” for designers and creators who are used to seeing their work appropriated by others.Vancouver-born producer Joleen Mitton says the four-day showcase will feature collections from about 32 designers, most of whom are indigenous.The models are also mostly indigenous, and will include former and current foster care kids — a vulnerable group that often struggles with identity and self-acceptance, says Mitton, whose heritage is a mix of Plains Cree, French and Scottish.“A lot of these kids don’t feel that they’re visible because they’ve been discarded by their family a lot of times and obviously you don’t see indigenous people in media,” says the 33-year-old, who began modelling at age 15 and now works with disenfranchised youth in Vancouver.The July exhibit will feature emerging and established designers including Sho Sho Esquiro, Pam Baker and Jeneen Frei Njootli.And it comes as debate over cultural appropriation is especially fractious thanks to recent controversies in the art and literary worlds.An outcry over a white Toronto painter who embraced an Anishinaabe painting style forced the cancellation of her art show and sparked debate over the line between inspiration and theft.More debate followed with an editorial in the Writers’ Union of Canada magazine that dismissed the notion of cultural appropriation and encouraged writers to explore cultures and traditions that were different from their own.That also raised immediate protest, prompting the author and magazine editor Hal Niedzviecki to apologize and resign from his post as debate erupted in various media.Most notably, former National Post editor Ken Whyte branded the matter an assault on free speech and solicited donors on Twitter to establish an “appropriation prize.”Model and fellow fashion week organizer Ellena Neel says the issue is “complicated” for many outside of the indigenous community to grasp. And she finds herself constantly defending efforts to preserve indigenous culture.She says the Neel family has been especially entrenched in the debate since her great-grandmother, celebrated carver Ellen Neel, began making and selling Vancouver’s iconic totem poles in Stanley Park in the 1950s and 1960s.“With the introduction of mass production, cheaper totem poles and mass-produced totem poles started coming in from China and that started to affect her business,” notes Neel, a photographer and video artist.Indigenous creations — including clothing — are more than just crafts or hobbies, she adds. Clothes are often handmade and infused with meaning, identifying who you are, where you’re from and the First Nation you belong to.“From the West Coast, at least, we take great pride in wearing the crest from your clan and your family. For my sake, me and my brothers always take pride in wearing our thunderbird crest,” says Neel.Mitton’s modelling career took her through Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Korea during her impressionable teenage years, when she was asked to promote products that blatantly incorporated indigenous iconography.“I look at the photos now as a person who’s been through the fashion world…. it’s very infuriating. Those things have cultural attachment to them, spiritual attachment to them.”Mitton’s mixed heritage allowed her to pass as half-Asian, and when she returned to Canada in 2008, she struggled to reclaim her identity.“I wasn’t really happy. The fashion world itself is pretty shallow and oppressive,” says Mitton, whose career included campaigns for Kenzo, Vivienne Westwood, Lancome and Clinique.“I’ve partied with Mick Jagger, Jamie Foxx, Bradley Cooper (but) I wasn’t really proud of being a model. People would come up to me before, they would be kind of stoked: ‘Oh, you’re on this magazine,’ or ‘You’re on this shampoo bottle,’ or ‘You’re in this commercial in Asia.’ I was never super-comfortable about it.”Mitton began working with children in foster care as well as older girls aging out of foster care. She started mounting fashion shows to engage the older girls and teach them “to walk with pride and beauty”.Mitton now sees the positive influence fashion can have on a young person, and hopes she can inspire Canadians to know that high-quality, unique designs exist here at home.“You don’t have to buy that stuff from Urban Outfitters or Dsquared2 or any of that stuff, we’ve got that stuff already,” says Mitton.“If you like indigenous esthetic, buy it from those who create it and live it”The Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week runs July 26 till July 29.———Online: read more

Canadian divers hold out hope as Thai soccer team awaits rescue from

first_imgAn Alberta-based explorer who was trapped in a partly flooded cave for days says her heart goes out to the members of a boys’ soccer team as they await rescue from an underground cavern in Thailand.Kathleen Graham, president of the Alberta Speleological Society, said she remembers “pure relief” washing over her as she emerged from the darkness of Mexico’s Sistema Huautla in April.Unlike the group of a dozen boys and their soccer coach who went missing on June 23 when flooding trapped them in a cave in northern Thailand, Graham said her team had supplies on hand. It helped sustain them through the four days they were stranded after torrential rains blocked their exit route.“We were planning to camp, so we had food, we had sleeping bags. These kids don’t,” she said in a phone interview from Calgary on Tuesday.“Still, it really weighs on you, because you don’t know. You’re just waiting. You don’t have any communication to the surface.”As her colleagues fretted over fears they would never again see the light of day, Graham said she focused her energies on survival.She said she had to stave off panic to keep water levels steady in the one-inch pocket of air that allowed her and her team to swim out of the cave.It was only then, she said, that the gravity of the situation hit her.“You’re trying to trick your own mind into being in a positive place,” she said, “but then when you get to the other side, it’s just pure relief.”She imagines that the boys, aged 11 to 16, and their coach have found some hope after being located by rescuers Monday. But even as the group of 13 receives medical attention and nourishment, she said, their path to safety remains uncertain.Floodwaters as murky as “chocolate milk” and narrow passageways could make it difficult for the young men to dive out of the cave, said Graham.But a Thai official said Tuesday that an underwater exit plan may be the only option if heavy rains forecast in the coming days worsen flooding in the mountain cave.Christian Stenner of the Alberta/BC Cave Rescue Service said coaching the young men to swim out of the cave could prove to be risky under conditions that would challenge even an experienced diver.Stenner said the perhaps safer option would be to wait for water levels to recede — but spending an extended period of time underground could take a psychological toll on the group.“To be able to keep them occupied would be helpful, but that group has shown great resilience,” he said Tuesday. “They seem to be in good spirits … so hopefully they can sustain that for an even longer period if they have to.”Stenner said there have only been about five flooding-related cave incidents in Canada in the past 25 years, but Graham said she is keeping an eye on the rescue in Thailand for lessons that could be useful back home.Before heading into a cave, she said, Canadians should ensure at least one member of their group is familiar with the underground layout. She also advised that explorers check weather forecasts ahead of venturing into one of the few caverns in the Rockies that are prone to flooding.— With files from the Associated Presslast_img read more

BC legislation targets Trans Mountain say proponent and Alberta government

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsA case is being heard this week in the B.C. Court of Appeal that could have a big impact on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.That’s because the B.C. government wants to be able to refuse a pipeline coming through the province if it finds it could hurt the environment, human health or communities.Environmental legislation proposed by the government is specifically targeting the pipeline expansion and would significantly impact it, the project’s proponent and the Alberta government argued Thursday.The court is hearing a reference case that asks whether the government can amend its Environmental Management Act to create a permitting system for companies that increase the amount of heavy oil they’re transporting through the province.B.C. has argued the amendments are not intended to block the project. They are being made to protect the environment from spills and require companies to pay for damages.But a lawyer for Trans Mountain ULC said B.C.’s motive is to obstruct the expansion.“Trans Mountain will be directly and significantly impacted by the proposed legislation. Indeed, we say it is the target of the proposed legislation,” Maureen Killoran told a panel of five judges.Killoran said Trans Mountain, which has operated since 1953 and runs from the Edmonton area to Metro Vancouver, is the only pipeline that transports liquid petroleum to the West Coast and the only pipeline to which the legislation would apply.The proposed law presented more risk than private-sector proponent Kinder Morgan was willing to accept, prompting it to sell the pipeline to Canada for $4.5 billion last year, she said.Since the plan to triple the pipeline’s capacity was first proposed in 2013, it has been through the largest review in the National Energy Board’s history, a number of court challenges and faced protesters and blockades, Killoran said.The energy board ruled the expansion is in the public interest because the country cannot get all its available energy resources to Pacific markets, she said.First Nations, the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, and environmental group Ecojustice have delivered arguments in support of B.C.’s proposed rules.The government of Canada opposes B.C.’s proposed permitting system because it says Ottawa _ not provinces _ has exclusive jurisdiction over inter-provincial infrastructure.The new rules would allow a provincial public servant with expertise in pollution management to apply conditions to permits, which B.C. says would be intended to address concerns posed by a company’s proposed activities.Peter Gall, representing the government of Alberta, said the permitting scheme is a “vague, amorphous” process that gives wide-ranging discretionary powers to a government official to do whatever he or she thinks is necessary to protect the environment.“We accept that the province genuinely wants to protect the environment,” he said. “The problem is … the province believes that the best, indeed the only, way to protect the environment is to stop the project.”Justice Harvey Groberman questioned why Gall would raise the motives of the legislation, given the argument that it interferes with federal jurisdiction should suffice.Gall said the court should not ignore the “reality of the situation” _ the B.C. government is committed to stopping the project.Premier John Horgan said while in opposition that he would use “every tool in the toolbox” to stop the expansion. The court has heard that after his minority NDP government took power in 2017, it received legal advice that it could not block the project.Gall quoted Environment Minister George Heyman as saying that the government could not delay or obstruct the project through “anything other than even-handed consideration of permit applications.”-with files from the Canadian Pressnews@aptn.calast_img read more

NAFTA survives key round US grumbles but says it wants talks to

first_imgMONTREAL – The NAFTA renegotiation has survived a key round of talks, with the United States expressing some annoyance but hailing modest progress, promising future rounds, describing the trade pact as important and toning down the imminent withdrawal threats.The week-long round concluded Monday with the U.S. trade czar sharing the widespread assessment of others that the latest talks marked the first concrete examples of constructive dialogue on hot-button issues.The talks are now scheduled to continue for at least two more months, with rounds scheduled for Mexico City and Washington, before policy-makers confront a major dilemma: what to do during the spring, summer and fall as Mexico and the U.S. hold national elections.Robert Lighthizer expressed myriad frustrations Monday. The U.S. trade representative said he was unsatisfied with Canadian proposals on autos, calling the progress too slow, dismissing another Canadian idea as a “poison pill” and bemoaning a Canadian complaint to the World Trade Organization, a tactic he characterized as a “massive attack” against the U.S. trading system.On balance, however, he sounded like a man willing to give NAFTA a chance.“Some real headway was made here,” Lighthizer said.“The United States views NAFTA as a very important agreement. We’re committed to moving forward. I am hopeful progress will accelerate soon. We’ll work very hard between now and the beginning of the next round — and we hope for major breakthroughs in that period. We will engage both Mexico and Canada urgently, and we will go where these negotiations take us.”With just eight weeks left in the current schedule of talks, unfolding under President Donald Trump’s persistent threats to blow up the deal, the U.S. administration has important decisions to make about NAFTA’s future.The Montreal round represented a new phase for the negotiations. It included a first significant back-and-forth dialogue on autos and other major sticking points. Sources say there were three hours of talks over two days about the autos proposal.Lighthizer’s long-awaited verdict on the latest talks came at a public event alongside Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Ildefonso Guajardo of Mexico. The three held a series of face-to-face bilateral meetings before their final closed-door, three-way huddle.It was the first such group appearance since the trio’s memorably tense encounter in the fall.Numerous participants in the Montreal round were sounding cautiously optimistic in the lead-up to Monday’s closing statements, calling the latest talks less negative and more constructive than initial ones, with the first true dialogue on serious sticking points — autos, dispute resolution and a five-year review clause in particular.And there was the political dynamic: Freeland and Lighthizer went to great lengths to dispel the notion that the two don’t actually like each other — an impression created by frosty body language and rhetoric the last time the two shared the NAFTA stage last fall.Lighthizer described his counterparts as friends. He also shared fond memories of vacationing in the Montreal area with his family. Freeland was asked whether her relations with her U.S. counterpart might derail the talks and offered a one-word reply: “No.”“Without being overly optimistic, I am heartened by the progress,” Freeland said, citing the closing of an anti-corruption chapter and other constructive conversations.The U.S. statement was being closely parsed.Lighthizer rejected the newest proposals as presented, and even disparaged some of them. He was especially scathing in an aside apparently referring to trade in services, where Canada suggested a protectionist measure in response to a protectionist U.S. proposal.“If the United States had made (this proposal),” he said, “(it) would be dubbed a ‘poison pill.’”But one prominent stakeholder expressed little concern over the grumpier snippets from Lighthizer’s appearance. Flavio Volpe of the Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association cast the U.S. representative’s reaction as purely tactical.“I think he’s a good negotiator,” Volpe said.“I don’t really take a lot of the stuff at face value. But it’s important for us to understand the sentiment. And the sentiment is, ‘We’re not satisfied, we’re not going to put our guard down, and we’ll see you in four weeks.’”The Canadian Chamber of Commerce also offered a mostly optimistic take on Monday’s events. President Perrin Beatty said he was encouraged by the progress reported, but tempered that by saying: “The work is far from over … and there is still no guarantee of success.”last_img read more

Imperial Oil reports 853M Q4 profit boosted by downstream operations

first_imgImperial says its upstream operations lost $310 million in the fourth quarter, compared to a loss of $481 million in the same period of 2017.Meanwhile, the company’s downstream operations earned $1.14 billion in the quarter, up from $290 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, boosted by stronger margins the absence of turnaround activities in the quarter.For the full year, Imperial says it earned $2.31 billion or $2.86 per diluted share in 2018, up from $490 million or 58 cents per share in 2017. CALGARY, A.B. – Imperial Oil Ltd. reported a profit of $853 million in the fourth quarter compared with a loss of $137 million in the same quarter a year earlier.Imperial says the profit amounted to $1.08 per diluted share for the last three months of 2018 compared with a loss of 16 cents per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2017, which included $566 million of upstream asset impairments.Revenue and other income for the quarter totalled $7.89 billion, down from $8.08 billion in the last three months of 2017.last_img read more

Swiss Region Imposes 9813 Fine on Women Wearing Burqa in Public

Rabat – The Swiss region of Tacino on Monday has approved a ban on wearing burqa or full face-veils, becoming the first part of the country to do so.A report by The Local said the region’s parliament decided that wearing burqa in all public places will be an offence punishable by a fine of up to 10,000 francs ($9,813USD).The new rules went into effect on November 24, after over 65 per cent of voters in the Italian-speaking region of Ticino voted in favor of banning the veil. ATS news agency reported that the ban was also supposed to be applied to people who cover their faces with, for example, masks and balaclavas during protests.However, lawmakers restricted the ban only to the Islamic veils to avoid comparing people who wear these garments to masked protesters and hooligans, according to the same source.No exceptions will be made for tourists, said the agency. But visitors coming into the region will be informed at airports and by customs officers.The ban on burqa echoes similar law passed by France against concealing one’s face in public spaces in 2010. Under this law, women who get caught wearing a burqa or niqab risk a €150 ($205) fine and can be ordered to take a class on the country’s republican values. read more

Two best friends survival story

Two best friends, two separate events that nearly took their lives. We learned about the bond that kept Joey Hackett and Brandon Clark fighting to survive.In April of 2016, a man armed with a shotgun opened fire on Brandon Clark and his friends during a get-together. Brandon was shot in the back before he could escape.Joe Hackett, Brandon’s best friend since grade school, was supposed to be out with him that night but opted to stay home with his then pregnant wife. But when he got the call, he sprung into action. “I drove right to the building where it happened, I was still in my pajamas, you heard someone was killed. You don’t know who it was and you can’t find two of your friends, it’s one of the worst feelings” says, Hackett.Brandon suffered serious internal injuries, his spleen was removed and his abdominal wall had to be rebuilt. He was hospitalized for five weeks, but he wasn’t alone.Just 16 months later, the friends switched spots. Hackett, now a father of a baby boy was caught in a freak accident when an 18-tonne road grater crushed him.Found without a pulse, Joey was rushed to the operating room and immediately put into a medically-induced coma.Three days later, “When my eyes first opened, Brandon was in front of me. Brandon called my parents, called my wife and told everyone ‘he’s waking up come to the hospital.’While Joey’s injuries and recovery were more extensive than his best friend, Brandon’s own brush with death and subsequent bounce back encouraged him.Both credit the regional trauma centres’ team for giving each of them a second chance at life.Two years after Joey’s accident, both men are living fuller lives and now share a friendship that near tragedy couldn’t break.Both men will be taking part in next month’s ‘Strides for the General’ to raise money for treatments not normally covered by OHIP. The run is in it’s 8th year and looks to raise $1-million this year. read more

UN agency calls for new approaches to fighting AIDS as infection rate

The “2004 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic” from the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) says it is time “to embark boldly upon the ‘Next Agenda’ – an agenda for future action that adopts the essential, radical and innovative approaches needed for countries to reverse the course of the epidemic.”If the world continues responding to the epidemic in “its well-meaning, but haphazard and ineffectual fashion, then the global epidemic will continue to outpace the response,” it says.In 2003, an estimated 4.8 million people – within a range of 4.2 million to 6.3 million – became newly infected with HIV. “This is more than any one year before,” it says.Some 37.8 million people are now living with AIDS and 20 million have died since the first cases of AIDS were identified in 1981, it says.The world was spending an estimated $4.7 billion on combating the epidemic in 2003, but that figure was less than half what would be needed by 2005 and only a quarter of what would be needed by 2007 to mount a comprehensive response to AIDS in low- and middle-income countries, the report says.”An unprecedented level of financial resources is now available to tackle the disease, but it is still half of what is really needed,” and the money appropriated is not being used in an effective, coordinated manner, it says.Efforts to prevent the spread of HIV need to focus on both risky individual behaviour and on broad underlying structural factors in society, it says.Part of the problem is that, in some instances, AIDS funding is blocked in government bank accounts, or is stalled under rules put in place by international donors, UNAIDS says.Meanwhile, whereas those affected by the epidemic were once predominantly male, at least half are now women worldwide. Among southern Africans infected women outnumber infected males by as much as two to one in some age groups.In other ways, women are affected by being the ones burdened with taking care of the sick and are the most likely to have to sacrifice jobs and schooling, a situation which the report highlights by including gender sections in each chapter.Noting the factors that make women more vulnerable, it says adolescent girls must have access to information and services, violence against women must not be tolerated, women must have property rights and access to prevention options, including an eventual microbicide.”Addressing vulnerability at the structural level includes reforming discriminatory laws and policies, monitoring practices and providing legal protections for people living with HIV,” the UNAIDS report says.Half of all new HIV infections are now found in the 15- to 24-year-old age group, with more than 6,000 contracting the virus every day, the report says. People in the same age group will be responsible for fighting the epidemic in future, so they should now play an integral part in responding to the epidemic. read more

UN envoy for Iraq condemns attacks on mosques in Babylon Province

“These attacks are an attempt to stoke sectarian tensions in Iraq and the region,” the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, said in a statement.”Those behind the attacks attempt to exploit the current regional circumstances and weaken the unity of Iraq and its people. They serve ultimately the interests of the terrorist ISIL,” he added.Mr. Kubiš recalled the recent appeal of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon for calm and restraint in reaction to the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr last Saturday by Saudi Arabian authorities. Mr. Ban also appealed to all regional leaders to work to avoid the exacerbation of sectarian tensions, voicing deep dismay over the recent executions by Saudi Arabia of 47 people, including the Sheikh.“I urge all Iraqis, all Iraqi political forces and representatives and the media to demonstrate their commitment to the unity and solidarity of Iraq and its people and to show restraint including in their statements,” the UN envoy further added, calling on the Iraqi authorities and the Security Forces to prevent and counter attempts to incite violence and divisions. read more

Stevenson sparks Wichita State to 9061 win over Rice

WICHITA, Kan. — Freshman Erik Stevenson came off the bench to score a career-high 21 points and Wichita State rolled to a 90-61 victory over Rice on Sunday.Stevenson sank 4 of 8 3-pointers and added five rebounds for the Shockers (3-3). Markis McDuffie had 14 points, five rebounds and five assists and Jaime Echenique scored 14. McDuffie came in averaging 21.6 points per game and needs 25 points to become the 47th Shocker to top 1,000 career points. Dexter Dennis scored 11 with six boards.Wichita State shot 53 per cent from the floor (18 of 34) to take a 49-24 halftime lead. The Owls (3-4) got no closer than 17 points after intermission.Jack Williams and reserve Chris Mullins scored 12 points apiece to pace Rice. Mullins had 10 points in the first half, hitting both of his 3-point attempts while his teammates missed all 13-shot attempts from distance.It was the second meeting between the schools and the first in 70 years. Rice beat the Shockers 72-66 in 1949. At the time it was the most points Wichita State had scored in a game.The Associated Press read more

300 DAYS WITHOUT HANDBALL Mariusz Jurkiewicz is back

Mariusz Jurkiewicz is back! After 10 months of recovering, one of the best Polish players, but also one of the most complete players in the world of handball, has played his first match for his new team – Vive Tauron Kielce. The 35-years old left back, who can be more than useful in defensive tasks, entered the court in home win of his team over SLASK Wroclaw 37:20 (19:9).Jurkiewicz netted six goals from seven shots. More important, Talant Dujshebaev can count on him in the most important part of the season, battle for domestic titles against Wisla Plock and race for the VELUX EHF Final4 in Cologne.Jurkiewicz played for Wisla Plock in the last two years since bankrupt of BM Atletico Madrid.Poland missed him very much at Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Krakow…PHOTO: VTK FB ← Previous Story “New Blaugrana” to be ready for 2019/2020 season Next Story → Danish Aalborg mad at Norwegian Federation because of Sagosen’s case Mariusz Jurkiewicz read more

Shady Facebook app devs are selling your details for pennies

first_imgBy now, you’ve probably accepted the fact that if you’re on Facebook you’re unwittingly giving up at least some information about yourself to people you’d rather not — even if you’ve done your level best to batten down the privacy hatches. But the badness extends way beyond advertisers hoovering up data so they can target you with their latest campaigns. It’s abundantly clear that some Facebook app developers have no qualms about passing your information on to just about anyone.And by “just about anyone,” I mean people who have five bucks and want a spreadsheet with 1.2 million names, emails, and profile URLs. That’s precisely the deal that was presented to online marketer Bogomil Shopov, and he lept at the opportunity — because, hey, he likes a good bargain. To put it into perspective, that’s $0.000004 — about 1/300th what some spammers marketers will pay for a haul of email addresses.As an added bonus, the app maintainer who was selling this particular list guaranteed that the details were current, active, and belonged to English speaking users primarily from the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Europe.Now, presumably Facebook isn’t all that keen on people who offer apps to its users doing this kind of thing. Using that data to bombard users while they’re on Facebook is one thing, but providing ammunition that could lead to direct email campaigns targeting those same users? That’s a step too far, surely.The biggest offence, of course, isn’t really that the information is trickling out beyond Facebook’s perimeter. It’s that someone else has the nerve to do exactly what Facebook is trying to do to turn a profit.More at Bogo  Photo by Valerie Everettlast_img read more

Mise en examen de Jacques Servier et de cinq sociétés de son

first_imgMise en examen de Jacques Servier et de cinq sociétés de son groupeMercredi, le patron des laboratoires Servier, Jacques Servier, et cinq sociétés du groupe ont été mis en examen et placés sous contrôle judiciaire avec des cautions exceptionnellement élevées. La décision a été accueillie comme une première victoire par les victimes. Le patron et fondateur des Laboratoires Servier, Jacques Servier, ainsi que cinq sociétés du groupe ont été mis en examen et placés sous contrôle judiciaire mercredi. Une décision que la justice a assorti de cautions exceptionnellement élevée, suite à l’audition du patron du laboratoire pharmaceutique.  Ainsi, Jacques Servier a été mis en examen pour obtention indue d’autorisation, tromperie sur la qualité substantielle, tromperie sur la qualité substantielle avec mise en danger pour l’homme et escroquerie, a précisé une source judiciaire citée par l’AFP. Les cinq personnes morales, les Laboratoires Servier, Laboratoire Servier industries, Biopharma, Oril industrie et SAS Servier ont quant à elles été mises en examen pour obtention indue d’autorisation et escroquerie, selon cette même source. En outre, deux autres sociétés, Servier Monde et Art et technique du progrès, ont été placées sous statut de témoin assisté. Toutefois, dans un communiqué, Jacques Servier et les sociétés du groupe ont insisté sur le fait “que ces mises en examen, qui leur donnent un statut dans la procédure, ne préjugent en rien de leur culpabilité et leur permettront enfin de se défendre dans un cadre judiciaire”. Placé sous contrôle judiciaire, le patron du laboratoire doit payer une caution de 4 millions d’euros et fournir des garanties à hauteur de 6 millions d’euros avant le 15 décembre 2011, a précisé Me Temime, l’avocat de Servier. Les cinq personnes morales, également placées sous contrôle judiciaire, ont reçu obligation de verser une caution d’un total de 65 millions d’euros. “A ma connaissance, c’est l’un des montants les plus élevés de caution demandée en France”, s’est réjoui auprès de l’AFP Me Dominique Inchauspé, avocat d’une des victimes.Le scandale du MédiatorÀ lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?”Les victimes sont contentes, ça les conforte dans leur démarche”, a aussitôt réagi Me Charles Joseph-Oudin, avocat de plusieurs autres victimes. Il ajoute également : “il va falloir continuer et mettre en place des expertises pour que le lien de causalité soit conforté” entre la prise du Mediator et les dégâts qu’il est soupçonné d’avoir provoqués. Pour Me Temime, “c’est maintenant à nous de nous expliquer et de nous défendre”.De 1976 à 2009, date de l’interdiction du médicament, près de cinq millions de personnes ont pris du Mediator. Entre 500 et 2.000 en sont mortes, selon plusieurs études. Mais le Mediator, largement prescrit comme coupe-faim, est soupçonné d’avoir provoqué de graves lésions cardiaques chez des milliers d’autres. En décembre 2010, la justice a ouvert deux enquêtes, dont l’une pour tromperie aggravée élargie ensuite à l’escroquerie laquelle était au cœur de l’audition de Jacques Servier ce mercredi. Alors que de nouveaux témoignages sont récemment venus étayer les soupçons de tromperie pesant sur Servier, l’autre enquête, pour homicide et blessures involontaires, devrait durer beaucoup plus longtemps du fait de la nécessité d’établir un lien entre la prise du médicament et les dommages infligés aux malades. Le 22 septembre 2011 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Seth Rollins confirms the end of the Curb Stomp for now

first_imgRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Google+ Facebook Kurt Angle Will Retire After WrestleMania Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discovers his siblings through a 23andMe DNA test Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles WrestleMania 36 Will Be In Tampa Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Cesaro Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Video has hit YouTube from a recent Wizard World Comic-Con convention Q&A with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. During the clip, Rollins confirms that he will no longer be using the Curb Stomp as his finisher going forward. Rollins did note “never say never” and the move could be brought back at some point, but just not for the foreseeable future. You can view the video below. Seth Rollins Pinterest Updated RAW Preview: Clash of Champions contract signing, new Firefly Funhouse segmentlast_img read more

Jake Roberts on working with Hulk Hogan Infamous Spin The Wheel segment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Hulk Hogan To Return To WWE At Crown Jewel WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next André The Giant Hulk Hogan Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Hulk Hogan Says He’s Headed To WWE’s Crown Jewel Event Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hulk Hogan’s Apology To WWE Starscenter_img Videos Articles WWE RAW Results – 7/22/19 (RAW Reunion show, Hall of Famers and Legends return) Jamal Khashoggi Hulk Hogan Will Host WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Event In Saudi Arabia Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling passed along the following.With his brand new Dirty Details Tour up and running and the Snake Pit open for business, WWE Hall of Famer and timeless wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts stops by The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling to discuss his new road show and some of the classic moments from his illustrious and infamous career. In the following excerpt from the 45-minute interview, Jake reveals the details behind his cancelled program with Hulk Hogan and what was the worst match of his career.The full episode can be downloaded at this link.Cancelled program with Hulk Hogan“People started chanting DDT, DDT because they believed in that maneuver and rightfully so, they had just seen me kill Steamboat with it. It damn near killed him. Now they are going to go after Hogan and I dropped Hogan on the set and my God the guy is down and I split his skull too. That was one thing they just could not get through their heads and that is you cannot do that DDT on concrete or on a stage set because that would just don’t give much.”Was it Hulk Hogan or Vince McMahon worried that Jake may overshadow The Hulkster:“It was Vince. He just said that’s it. He said Oh my god I can’t believe this. After I walked through the curtain he told me to stand right there and that he wants me to hear these people start chanting Hulk and he’s going to come to his feet and he’s going to rip his shirt off and do all of this and you guys are going to make money for a long time and blah blah blah and we waited and waited and started looking at each other and at Pat Patterson and said I don’t know what is going on here and all of a sudden the people started slow at first going DDT and started chanting DDT and Vince looked at me and said wow, well that’s the end of that. He said he’s not going to split his marketing up and that was the whole thing. Vince made his money in marketing and not the wrestling shows. We were on the road to spread the marketing out there and for people to buy the marketing and to make us icons because he made stars out of so many people and sold so much and how many billions of dollars did the marketing make? I don’t know how many people were in the arena, not at all so that was a very expensive lesson to learn and cost me a lot of money.”Why wrestlers wanted to work with Jake:“I think most guys wanted to jump on the Jake train anyway. Dibiase for instance, when we wrestled we never said a word. He let me guide the ship and take us to where we needed to go and most guys have been that way with me. They let me run it and that is just being smart because you can’t have two guys out there that both want to run it and if you do you are going to have a cluster f*ck so to speak and are going to have a mess. You’ve got to have a captain and the rest of the guys are just soldiers and are following and they are going to react. My job is to sell it in a big way and I always tried to make my opponents and a lot of people don’t know how to do that. I’m going to go to that ring and if I’m going to lose that match than I am going to make this guy look good enough to beat me, if I am going to win the match than I am going to make him look like he is twice as good as I am because I don’t want to beat a guy that I’ve beat down. I want a beat a guy that had a clear edge to him because that is what makes Jake better than everybody else, was that I would go out and make my opponent and make my opponent a star that way I beat a star I didn’t just beat Joe Blow the popcorn carrier, I beat a star every time.”Match with Randy Savage years prior to the snake-biting incident:“It was unexpected for a lot of people to see that happening and I remember that night really well. Hogan was off doing a movie and Vince and the gentleman from NBC (Dick) Ebersol pulled us in a room and said that we are going to be on longer than anybody has ever been on a Saturday Night Main Event and this is the first time that we’ve ever done it without Hogan and we want you to know that if the numbers drop when down when we go to commercial break the chances are you will be back in Poughkeepsie working for some minor league promotion. I laughed but Savage went freaking nuts. He said that we’d have to do something spectacular or something they’d never expect and I said just lighten up man. I said Randy; lets just use what got us here. Don’t change and go off the wall with some fly by night seed of your pants thing that may not work, lets just go with what got us to the dance. He argued that point but I remember that match really well because for the first five to seven minutes I basically just had to block and block everything that he was throwing because he was throwing some taters. Rights and lefts and just zinging them in because he was pumped up and going for it all at once right there in the beginning and just going with everything and I was like we’ve got to make them wait. I finally blew him and he settled down once he blew up and than he was fine and we got back to working the match and everything was great. I remember one of the greatest compliments that I’ve ever got in this business was his father (Angelo Poffo) approached me in Tampa one night and told me that was the best match of Randy’s career by far and thanked me for putting it out there. That was a hell of a compliment because I myself never graded my stuff and I just wanted to have the best match that I could all the time. That doesn’t mean going out there and doing all this crazy stuff, it just means going out there and putting together a great match and to have an old timer like that come up and tell me that made my day, my year, my career actually.”Spin The Wheel Make The Deal match in WCW:“Great thing the commercials were good because that was it. The match stunk and so did the idea. That was such a horrible thing to choose. What in the hell man. I’m not climbing no pole, are you serious Bill (Watts)? That is the best thing that you could come up with? I thought it was ridiculous and the match was one of my worst matches. Sting wasn’t very excited to wrestle back then and he had gotten tired of being the guy that everybody depended on to bring in the big house and he was getting lazy because he had that contract and that is the bad thing about contracts is that guys get lazy and are like well, I’ll get all my money anyway. That is the wrong way to look at it brother, those are the guys that hurt wrestling. Those contracts and they didn’t go out there and put out and they didn’t push it and he went out there and did just enough to get by. Well, that is just not how you do it, that is not how you wrestle and never will and same goes for these shows that I’m doing now. I go out there and I gut it and it is kind of crazy but after an hour or an hour and twenty minuets out there on stage I feel like I worked a damn match and I am using that energy and I pour it out. I empty the damn bucket and by the end of the night I have to get out of there because I am exhausted and ready to collapse because I put everything I can into it and that is how much I believe in it.”For this and every other episode of The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling and The Triple Threat Podcast featuring “The Franchise” Shane Douglas please subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Podomatic, and Player FM. Also follow us on Twitter @TwoManPowerTrip & @rasslinpal.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipHulk Hogan Says He’s Headed To WWE’s Crown Jewel EventVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:50/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:49 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Videos Articles Videos Articles 20 episodes of WCW Saturday Night from January to May 1993 added to the WWE Network Twitterverse Responds To Hulk Hogan Hosting WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Google+last_img read more

ASA Honors Ray Gaesser with Distinguished Leadership Award

first_imgASA President John Heisdorffer (left) presents Ray Gaesser (right) with the Distinguished Leadership Award during the annual ASA Banquet at Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif on Feb. 28. Credit: Joe MurphyThe American Soybean Association (ASA) recognized Ray Gaesser, from Corning, Iowa, with its Distinguished Leadership Award at its annual awards banquet during the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif.The Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes a soybean grower or association staff leader whose leadership has strengthened the national or state association, enhanced soy-related policy efforts and increased farmer education or engagement.Gaesser served a number of years on the ASA Board, and was president in 2013-14. He also served on the Iowa Soybean Association board, as well as in multiple state leadership positions, including president of the Iowa Soybean Association in 2006-07.During his years of leadership, Gaesser helped create and increase demand for biodiesel, and strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). He also supported increased trade and market opportunities for soybean farmers.“Ray’s dedication to the industry, here in Iowa and at the national level, is second to none,” wrote Heather Lilienthal, Iowa Soybean Association director of producer services, in her nomination letter. “He can talk policy, and push tough issues with any lawmaker, and also recall the first time he and his wife visited Iowa and knew it would become home. He knows how to be tough, but always does this with a genuine smile on his face and a respectful nature to his delivery.”Gaesser is passionate about communicating the importance of adopting agriculture technologies and seed traits to help keep soybean farmers competitive in the global marketplace. He’s also committed to telling the story of conservation and sustainability in agriculture, and how it impacts everyone.And through his leadership roles, Gaesser has served as a continuing example of communication and collaboration among the many organizations in the soybean family.last_img read more

PostPhotoshop Crisis Hearst Receives Shrink Wrap Demand

first_imgA campaign (which garnered over 33,000 signatures so far) is going so far as to demand the magazine be sold in a non-transparent wrapper. Weider summarizes the goal of the campaign, “That no one under the age of 18 sees the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine on newsstands or at their grocery stores, and that no one under 18 can legally buy Cosmopolitan magazine.”This is a tall order to ask of any magazine, as cover art is the only bait publishers have on the newsstand. And what about those over 18 who would like to preview the content of the magazine before they purchase it? If by some wild turn this campaign does go through (and I believe it won’t), it will certainly raise concerns about the rest of the industry. If Cosmo is considered pornographic, what about the scantily clad bunnies on Playboy? The “hot sex” tips covering Men’s Health? The breast-feeding antics of TIME? Surely, if one controversial magazine is bagged, the rest will shortly have to follow suit—and for an industry already struggling with single copy sales, that would be one costly bag.More on this topic Cosmo’s Chance With Joanna Coles Hearst Prez: November Cosmo Sold 450,000 More Copies Than a Year Ago Cosmopolitan Legend Helen Gurley Brown Dies at 90 Hearst Names Cosmo Editorial Brand Manager Hearst Jumps Into E-Book Publishing With Cosmo Red Hot Reads Joanna Coles Replacing Kate White as Cosmo EICJust In Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQPowered by Hearst can’t catch a break. Shortly after the dust settled (more or less) around the Seventeen/Photoshop controversy, a new crusade against another female-centric title (Cosmopolitan) began. According to a press statement released this week, Victoria Hearst (granddaughter of Hearst Corp. founder William Randolph Hearst) partnered with founder Nicole Weider in an “Anti-Cosmo Mission.”The Mission requests Cosmo not change its content, but “take responsibility for it,” according to Weider. The magazine already caught flack earlier this year after featuring two “underage” starlets (Selena Gomez, 19 and Dakota Fanning, now 18) on its February and March covers, alongside its typically racy headlines. Now, Hearst joins Weider in her efforts to ensure Cosmo is only sold to adults 18 and above.“About 11 years ago, I contacted Frank Bennack and the Board of the Hearst Corporation and told them that what they are publishing in Cosmopolitan magazine was pornographic. I had the support of two female psychologists and counselors who attest that this content hurts young girls. Like Nicole, I also asked that the magazine be sold only to adults 18 and older,” says Hearst in the statement. “I never received a reply from anyone at the Hearst Corporation, but I had peace because I delivered the message. When I heard about Nicole’s campaign, I knew I needed to join in her mission to put Cosmopolitan in a bag and make sure that its pornographic content cannot be sold to minors!”last_img read more

ATM robbery bid foiled in Mathura

first_imgMathura (UP): Police foiled an attempt to loot an ATM here early on Saturday, an officer said. The suspected robbers fled after a police response vehicle (PRV) came to the ATM of the Union Bank of India in Krishna Vihar Colony, Superintendent of Police (City) Rakesh Kumar said. CCTV footage show, that incident had taken place around 1 am. The fingerprints have been taken and a search is on, Kumar said.last_img

Green activists back Chenchus fight against uranium mining

first_imgNagarkurnool/ Hyderabad: The Union government’s recent decision to take up uranium mining in Nallamalla forest area at Amrabad in old Mahbubnagar district poses a big threat to the survival of 430 Chencu families who stay in the thick forest zone. The environmentalists, who have been expressing concern over the Centre’s decision, have decided to visit the tribal habitations on July 19 and join them in the stir. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us With news spreading about the government acquiring permission from the Wildlife Protection Board to take up mining has created fear among the Chenchus. They have resorted to agitations. “Forests are our lifeline. We are depending on the forests for our livelihood. We oppose government’s move and will go to any extent to contain their moves to destroy the green and peaceful environment of Nallamalla,” said a Chenchu leader. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us It is learnt that a few organisations had taken up aerial survey using helicopters, and this was opposed by the locals. “Mining in Nallamalla is against the environmental norms since it houses thousands of wild animals, endangered species like birds, tigers, deer and various other animals. If the government tries to go ahead with its plan of allowing uranium mining, it will be a disastrous decision not only for the habitats but also to fauna and flora. Advertise With Us We will never allow that to happen,” said Mahbubnagar CPI district secretary Paramesh Goud. The tribals say that the uranium mining would disturb the ecology of the mountain ranges in the Eastern Ghats and could contaminate the two major reservoirs Srisailam and Nagarjunsagar. Talking to The Hans India, environmentalist Prof K Purushottam Reddy said that the Central government is going for uranium at a time when the whole world is saying no to the nuclear energy. Chenchus gain support from Greens against uranium mining “Global public opinion is against the nuclear reactors. If the government is sincere, it should come out with a white paper specifying what is the money spent and what is the electricity generated on these projects. Several reactors are limping. The earlier experience of Jaduguda in Odisha, should not be forgotten. It has become a horrifying site in the world,” said Purushottam Reddy. Another environmentalist B Subba Rao said that taking up uranium mining in Amrabad is against law because, it is a tiger sanctuary. “I am surprised and shocked with the government’s move. They cannot enter into a declared project tiger sanctuary. The government itself is violating the Acts passed by the government,” said Subba Rao. Way back in 2010, a survey report by a private organisation (DeBeers) identified that about 2,000 hectares of land under Ambrabad mandal, which is located about 40 kilometres from the Srisailam- Hyderabad highway,deep in the dense forest has large deposits of uranium. The organisation during its survey had found deposits of diamonds, uranium and iron ore in the areas of Gattu in Gadwal and in the areas deep in Nallamalla forest which connects four districts, including Mahbubnagar (Telangana), Kurnool, Guntur and Prakasam (Andhra Pradesh). Based on the report, the then Central government, in 2012 had conducted another survey and prepared a detailed proposal as to how to protect the wildlife and to relocate 430-odd Chenchu families from the Nallamalla jungle in the event of permitting uranium mining. As part of this proposal, the state government then had also offered to give Rs 10 lakh to each Chenchu family and providing housing, job to a family member. However, this move was vehemently opposed by the Chenchus and also the political parties. The Congress government had to dump the proposal after protests.last_img read more