No-confidence appeal – Swift resolution would be great – US Ambassador

first_img…US Govt to continue to respect democratic process hereUnited States Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch answers a question asked by Guyana Times senior journalist, Vahnu Manikchand (right) during the interview on Monday at the US Embassy’s Young and Duke Streets, Georgetown office (Dexter Ceres photo)While recognising that political leaders in Guyana have utilised democratic processes available in settling the No-confidence Motion case, United States Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch believes the faster this matter is resolved, the better it would be for the country.“I think the faster there is a resolution, I think the better. I think that’s probably best for everyone. The democratic process is being followed and the democratic institutions are being used and a swift resolution would be great. But I understand also that the CCJ (Caribbean Court of Justice) has given a date of May 10, so we should hear more then,” the US diplomat said in an interview with journalists from local newspapers in Guyana on Monday at the Embassy’s Young and Duke Streets, Georgetown office.Without speculating on the outcome of the proceedings currently before the Trinidad-based regional court, Ambassador Lynch stressed that her country is emphatically firm in its respect for the democratic institutions and democratic processes being undertaken in Guyana, as well as the commitment of local political leaders to ensure peace and stability in the country.“I have been heartened in my short amount of time here that all the political leaders – in Government, the Oposition, other political parties – indicated that they will respect this ruling and there will be a peaceful reaction to it. So I am hopeful that would happen and I would encourage all political parties and citizens to react in a peaceful way even if they disagree with the outcome,” she contended.Following the December 21, 2018 passage of the Opposition-sponsored No-confidence Motion in the National Assembly, Government had subsequently asked the House to reverse the passage, but its Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland, had declined the request and redirected it to the courts. As such, Government moved to the High Court to challenge the validity of the motion, saying a 34 majority is needed for it to be successfully passed.Acting Chief Justice Roxane George, in January, had upheld the passage of the No-confidence Motion, ruling that in Guyana’s 65-member National Assembly, a majority is 33. The High Court ruling, however, was appealed by Attorney General Basil Williams.While Justice Rishi Persaud last month dismissed the appeal and conferred with the ruling of the High Court, his colleague appellate judges allowed the state’s appeal.Both Justices Yonette Cummings-Edwards, acting Chancellor, and Dawn Gregory opined that while 33 is the majority of the 65- member National Assembly, the successful passage of a no- confidence motion requires an “absolute majority” of 34, and not the “simple” majority of 33 that has been used to pass ordinary business in the House.According to the two appellate Judges in their March 22 decision, half of the National Assembly would be 32.5 and since there is no half vote then that would be rounded up to 33, which is a “simple” majority of the House, and so in order to make it “absolute”, one more has to be added to bring about a 34 majority.Nevertheless, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, through his battery of lawyers, on March 26, appealed the Appeal Court’s majority ruling.Jagdeo, in his application, is seeking orders setting aside or reversing the majority judgement of the Court of Appeal of Guyana and resorting to the decision of the acting Chief Justice Roxane George made on January 31, 2019; a declaration that the resolution of the National Assembly is valid; and a declaration that the No-confidence Motion moved by Jagdeo was validly passed on December 21, 2018.The Opposition Leader, through his attorneys, is also seeking a declaration that puts to rest that 33 votes/members constitute a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly within the meaning of Article 106 (6) of the Constitution of Guyana. The application is also seeking costs. In a case management hearing subsequently last month, the CCJ set May 10 at 09:00h for the hearing of the cases, with April 8 being given as the deadline for filing cross appeals. In addition, April 17 was given for written submissions and the April 23 to reply. However, a pre-trial hearing will be heard on April 24, where issues concerning the order and length of oral submissions will be addressed.Apart from Jagdeo, there were two other sets of appeals filed. In total, the cases before the regional court are: Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo v the Attorney General of Guyana, Dr Barton Scotland and Joseph Harmon; Christopher Ram v the Attorney General of Guyana, the Leader of the Opposition and Joseph Harmon; and Charrandas Persaud v Compton Herbert Reid, Dr Barton Scotland, Bharrat Jagdeo and Joseph Harmon – which deals with Persaud’s, a former parliamentarian on the Government’s side, eligibility to vote in the House and the validity of his December 21, 2019, vote in favour of the Opposition’s motion of no-confidence against the coalition Government.In the case of Ram v the Attorney General, the political activist had petitioned the High Court to have Government resign and President David Granger call elections within 90 days as stipulated by Articles 106 (6) and (7) of the Constitution.last_img read more

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Huskies hosting 3 par scramble this Sunday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Huskies will be hosting a golf fundraiser tournament for the first time ever on Sunday.The tournament will be a Best-Ball Scramble, with the course set to be modified for the 3 par scramble at Lakepoint Golf and Country Club.The tournament is being put on to help the team raise money for the upcoming season, and for the team’s hosting of the Alberta Junior ‘B’ Provincial Championships next Spring.- Advertisement -Registration for the tournament takes place at 11:00 a.m. on September 17th, with a shotgun start at noon. Admission fees are $320 per team of four players, which includes 18 holes of golf, and a dinner after the tournament. Huskies President Mike Bacso says that since every hole will be a Par 3, there will be a chance at Hole-In-One prizes on every hole.For more information, or to sign up, contact Huskies President Mike Bacso at (250) 794-1777, or Lakepoint General Manager Ryan Galay at (250) 785-5566.last_img read more

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Lennox sings for HIV/Aids

first_imgAnnie Lennox performing in Hong Kong in April to raise funds for Sing. (Image: Sandy Lum) During a visit to the Bethany Children’shome in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape, one of the children fell asleep in Lennox’s arms. (Image: Sing)Khanyi MagubaneRenowned international pop star Annie Lennox is set to dazzle fans during a one-night performance in Johannesburg, to raise funds for her HIV/Aids charity organisation, Sing.Lennox’s concert, An Evening with Annie Lennox – Unplugged, in Concert and in Conversation, will take place on 8 July at the upmarket Teatro at Montecasino, one of South Africa’s premier casino and entertainment venues.The musician’s repertoire for the evening will include songs from her new compilation of hits, The Annie Lennox Collection, which features songs recorded throughout her music career.For this special performance, Lennox has waived her fee and will donate all the proceeds to her charity.Tickets for the once-off concert were selling at R1 000 (US$125) each, with organisers announcing that the performance is already sold out.On her blog Lennox shares her excitement about her upcoming visit: “I’m going to South Africa … AT LAST! I would have been there last year if it hadn’t been for the issue with my back/foot.”Fame for a good causeThe journey for Lennox, which resulted in the formation of Sing, started when she was invited in 2003, to take part in the inaugural 46664 concert in Cape Town.On her website, Lennox writes that it was during this visit and her interaction with Nelson Mandela that inspired her to start her charity work. “Several years ago I personally witnessed Nelson Mandela, standing in front of his former prison cell on Robben Island, addressing the world’s press.“His message was that the pandemic of HIV/Aids in Africa was in fact, a genocide. Since that time I resolved to do as much as I can to bring attention to the HIV/Aids crisis.”Lennox continued with her work as a 46664 ambassador, and has since performed at two other 46664 concerts .Former President Nelson Mandela formed the 46664 campaign to raise global awareness of the scourge of HIV/Aids in Africa. 46664 was Mandela’s prison number on Robben Island, where he was imprisoned for several years.He decided to use his prison number as symbol of hope, as opposed to a symbol of oppression that it once represented.As to why she decided to name the organisation Sing, Lennox says during her many visits to South Africa; she learned that music and singing was an intricate part of the country’s culture. “South Africa has a tradition of activist songs and singing, as a way to create solidarity and communicate messages.“When people get together to sing, they become encouraged and inspired. In the words of Nelson Mandela: ‘Let us use the universal language of music, to sing out our message around the world’.”Sing’s resources are mainly used to help women and children infected and affected by the pandemic.In conjunction with South African Aids lobby group the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Sing provided a grant of R3.9-million ($491 000) over a period of three years to conduct programmes which include; helping South Africans access HIV testing and treatment, educating the public about HIV/Aids and preventing further transmission.Part of the work that TAC is involved in includes advocacy for women’s rights, lobbying pharmaceutical companies and the government on the cost of medicine and its Aids policies.For the love of itScottish-born Annie Lennox is celebrated as one of the most successful pop artists alive.After touring the world in the late 1970s with the group The Tourists, Lennox and fellow band member, Dave Stewart went on to form the rock/pop band Eurythmics in 1980, during which Lennox gained most of her initial success as a musician.It was Eurythmics’ second album Sweet Dreams (are made of this), which catapulted the duo into worldwide success.After they were thrust into the limelight, the duo went on to tour incessantly, selling over 75-million albums and achieving more than 20 recognised hits across the world.In 1989, after much success, Lennox and Stewart amicably agreed it was time to pursue solo careers.Lennox’s first album Diva debuted at number one on the UK pop charts and sold about six-million albums around the world.The versatile singer has toured with the much-acclaimed singer Sting, and together they performed 52 concerts throughout the United States and Canada.At was also during this time, that Lennox started her philanthropy work.Since her involvement with Sing, Lennox has been vocal about a number of international issues concerning the scourge of HIV/Aids.In May this year, Lennox criticised Pope Benedict XVI for the comments he allegedly made in Angola during his multi-stop visit to African countries.Lennox was livid that the pontiff had spoken against the use of condoms, and rather called for abstinence as the preferred form of curbing transmissions.“If there was ever an example of irresponsibility, it’s the Pope going to a country like Angola, where people are dying … because of unprotected sex, and telling them they should carry on or that they should abstain. What planet is this person on?” she was quoted saying by the Australian newspaper, Herald Sun.Although Lennox was quick to point out her respect for the Catholic church, she did however feel that the Pope missed an opportunity as an influential leader of sending out the right message about HIV/Aids.In November 2008, Lennox was presented with the Award for Merit at the 36th American Music Award in the US.She was presented the award by US pop singer Justin Timberlake, who also paid tribute to her philanthropy work.“She’s been an activist for just causes all over the world, mostly in silent ways that you’ve never even heard about. She does this from her heart, motivated purely by love.”Related articlesHIV in South Africa stabilising Loving Life, fighting Aids Preventing HIV with OneLove HIV/Aids in South Africa Useful linksSing Annie Lennox – official websiteTreatment Action Campaign 46664Nelson Mandela Foundationlast_img read more

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Governments urged to adopt airline carbon offset plan

first_imgAircraft such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 are helping to reduce greenhouse emissions. Governments are being urged to work with the aviation industry to fight climate change as the UN-backed International Civil Aviation Organisation heads towards a vote on a global carbon offset scheme.Member states at ICAO’s 39th General Assembly in Montreal later this month are expected to agree to a less ambitious version of a scheme proposed by the International Air Transport Association to help airlines reduce carbon emissions.IATA had proposed a mandatory global carbon offset scheme to help the industry pursue its aim of carbon neutral growth from 2020 but a draft ICAO text released on September 2 called for a voluntary “pilot and implementation period’’ between 2021 and 2027 before it becomes mandatory from 2027.Nonetheless, new IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac said he was optimistic the industry was on the brink of an historic agreement on the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) .“The aviation industry would have preferred a more ambitious timeline than is currently outlined in the draft text,’’ he said.  “However, what is most important is that the substance of the negotiating text will allow for meaningful management of aviation’s carbon footprint.  Airlines support it and urge governments to agree when they meet at ICAO.’’IATA is urging governments to commit to the voluntary scheme as soon as possible and pointed to their commitment to voluntary climate measures agreed in Paris last year.“We expect no less of an outcome from the ICAO Assembly,’’ de Juniac said. “The industry is ready. There is really no reason for governments not to volunteer. Indeed, the United States, China, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, the Marshall Islands, and 44 European countries have already indicated their willingness to participate. ‘’Air Transport Action Group executive director Michael Gill argued against a pilot concept for the scheme.“We do not feel a pilot phase is necessary, because airlines and other aircraft operators will be ready and able to commence the scheme from 2020,’’ he said. “Offsetting is not a new concept. Indeed, a large number of airlines already offer offsetting to passengers on a voluntary basis. What the industry does need is certainty, with a clear set of metrics defined before the scheme commences and consistently applied throughout its lifetime.’Airlines have proposed a four-pillar strategy to reach their goal of carbon neutral growth from 2020 and an ambitious target of a 50 per cent a reduction in net C02 emissions by 2050, relative to 2005 levels.Improved technology in areas such as sustainable biofuels, more efficient aircraft operations and infrastructure improvements are expected to take them much of the way but they need a market-based measure to get them over the line.“Airlines are investing heavily in new technology, the development of sustainable alternative fuels and operational efficiency,’’ de Juniac said.“Our message to the states attending the ICAO Assembly is that they must match our efforts. This is particularly the case with investments to modernize air navigation infrastructure which will bring cost-efficiency benefits along with improved environmental performance.“Similarly, government incentives to commercialize sustainable alternative fuels are critical to unlocking their environmental benefits with increased production capacity and lower costs.’’last_img read more

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46-point third quarter help Spurs overcome Celtics

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (11) celebrates a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had to use some colorful language to explain to the Spurs at halftime that their lack of aggression was troubling him.The Spurs responded with their highest-scoring quarter in 25 years.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Spurs made 19 of 25 shots (76 percent) in the third quarter and finished with its best period since 1993. It was their 12th-highest output of any quarter in franchise history and second-highest in the third.The Spurs opened the game 1 for 6 from the field and shot 22 percent in the opening period while scoring a season-low 17 points in the first quarter. Boston shot better from 3-point (35 percent) than San Antonio did from the field (33) in the first half.Jaylen Brown had a season-high 30 points, but Boston was unable to maintain its first-half advantage.“Seemed like they were just waiting in the weeds,” said Kyrie Irving, who had 16 points and eight assists. “I’m pretty sure Pop got in their rear ends and really told them play hard or you’re not stepping on the floor and you just see that maximum level just go up and our level just stayed the same.”Irving suffered a scratched cornea in both eyes during a collision with Marco Belinelli with 7:22 remaining in the game. Irving exited to the locker room but returned to the bench and game a couple minutes later. Boston coach Brad Stevens was unsure of Irving’s status for Wednesday’s home game against Minnesota.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid View comments “I’m wearing sunglasses, so not too good,” Irving said when asked how he felt, “but it’ll be all right though.”Still, Irving was more upset with the pounding the Spurs put on the Celtics. San Antonio attacked the paint in the second half with brawny Boston post Aron Baynes out due to a fractured finger.Aldridge finished scored 12 points in the third quarter and 17 in the second half. He finished 13 for 23 from the field along with nine rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots.“He’s been a beast, without a doubt,” Popovich said.White also took advantage of the lack of rim protection, scoring 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting in the second half. He also led the defense on Irving.“For the game, they said you’ve got to make him work on defense,” White said. “If you just let him play one side of the court, it will be a long night for us. So, I just wanted to make him work down there and attack.”San Antonio forward Davis Bertans was 5 for 8 on 3-pointers in scoring 17 points. The Spurs finished 14 for 26 on 3-pointers.TIP-INSCeltics: After taking New Year’s Day off, Boston returns to action Jan. 2 to open a four-game homestand. . Brown’s previous season high of 23 points came Dec. 8 at Chicago.Spurs: Gay missed his fifth game of the season, missing three previously due to a sore right heel and sitting out another for rest. Popovich is not sure how long the sprained left wrist will sideline Gay. San Antonio is 2-3 without Gay. … Jakob Poeltl made his fourth start of the season and first since Oct. 24. Poeltl started three of the Spurs’ first four games before joining the team’s bench. … Spurs center Pau Gasol received a big ovation in his first game since Nov. 4. Gasol missed 26 games with a stress fracture in his right foot. He was active for the past two games on the road against the Nuggets and Clippers, but the Spurs chose to keep him out until returning home. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 32 points and San Antonio rode a 46-point third quarter to a 120-111 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.DeMar DeRozan, who had 13 points and 10 assists, said the Spurs were “cussed out by Pop” at halftime after shooting 22 percent in the first quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“We were playing really tentative, real indecisive, hesitating, wasn’t being aggressive,” DeRozan said. “The whole dynamic of us, our aggression, changed. We just got out (in the second half) and played like we’ve been playing.”Derrick White had a career-high 22 points for San Antonio, which has won 11 of 13 to close within four games of the top spot in the Western Conference. MOST READ LATEST STORIES On fire: James Harden’s 40-point triple double leads Rockets to 5th straight win Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting WHAT’S NEXTDeRozan was extremely upset when Toronto traded him and Poeltl to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green in the offseason. He vowed to gain revenge on the Raptors when they faced the Spurs but has since accepted the trade and admits he isn’t focused on Thursday’s matchup.“Honestly, I wish I had something cool to say to look for it, but I haven’t thought about it at all,” DeRozan said. “I’m pretty sure once I get the questions about it, at some point I’m going to get to it but I haven’t been thinking about it.”UP NEXTCeltics: Host Minnesota on Wednesday night.Spurs: Host Toronto on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

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IPL 2017 Live streaming, KKR vs SRH: When and where to to watch

first_imgDefending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will have their task cut out when they take on a confident Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) square-up at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.The David Warner-led SRH have looked in good touch in their first three matches albeit succumbing to the guile of Mumbai Indians’ Harbhajan Singh and losing the previous encounter on the road.In KKR, the tourists will face a side basking in the glory of a marauding eight-wicket triumph over Kings XI Punjab on Thursday at the same venue.Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with an unbeaten 72 off 49 balls as the twice IPL champions recorded their season’s first home victory in style with 21 balls to spare.In nine matches played between the two teams, SRH have won only thrice, finishing second best six times.Where to watch online?The match will be streamed online on Hotstar.Which channel has the TV rights in India?The match will be broadcast live on TV by Sony Pictures Network (Sony Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD.Where to follow match updates online?For best and timely updates follow http://indiatoday.intoday.in/ipl2017.The match coverage begins at 15.00 IST.last_img read more

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Arsenal target Perisic requests transfer from Inter

first_imgIvan Perisic was left on the bench for Inter’s Serie A encounter with Torino on Sunday after club CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that the Arsenal target has requested to leave the club.Inter have reportedly rejected a loan offer made for the 29-year-old by the Gunners, whose boss Unai Emery has already confirmed he will only be able to sign players on a temporary basis in January.But a potential move for Perisic may have edged closer, with Luciano Spalletti having left the Croatia international out of his starting XI for Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Torino Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Perisic starred at Russia 2018 as Croatia made it to their first World Cup final, but his form for Inter has tailed off, with the former Wolfsburg star having netted just three goals across 25 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign.Spalletti hinted in his pre-match news conference that a deal could be done, but Inter’s head coach told Sky Italia that the price must be right.”It’s a player that has been talked about because everyone values him as much as we do, and if anyone wants to buy him they will need to pay him good money because we rate him a lot,” he said.It nows seems that deal for the winger is even closer after Marotta told Sky Italia that Perisic has requested to leave the club.”Perisic has asked to be sold and we have to try to satisfy him by respecting the value of assets,” he said.”No concrete offers have arrived yet but we have to understand and meet him. If he stays with us we will try to give him the chance to get to the end of the year.”Following the match, Spalletti suggested that he could be frozen out at San Siro no matter what happens in the rest of the window.”Players can say what they want, but they are owned by clubs and to give them away needs someone to buy them,” the coach said to Sky.”If he does not want to play, he will stay out. There are no problems. When you think you can’t make a help, you can do it staying out”.It therefore it seems likely that should Arsenal sign Perisic it would have to be on a permanent deal, something which could scupper any proposed move.The Gunners have also been linked with loans for Barcelona’s Denis Suarez and Paris Saint-Germain’s Christopher Nkunku.Should any of the above sign for Arsenal they will join an injury-ravaged squad.Unai Emery is without key defenders Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Hector Bellerin, and it has therefore also been reported he may attempt to bring in some defensive cover before the window closes on Thursday.last_img read more

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Précautions à prendre pour réduire les risques dincendie

first_imgLe commissaire des incendies de la province rappelle aux Néo-Écossais d’être très prudents avec des flammes nues et autres sources de chaleur pendant une panne d’électricité. Voici des conseils qui vous aideront à déterminer les risques possibles pour la sécurité : — Utilisation de chandelles : L’utilisation de chandelles n’est pas recommandée, mais si vous devez les utiliser, assurez-vous qu’elles sont dans un contenant approprié, c’est-à-dire un contenant non combustible plus grand que la chandelle. Assurez-vous de garder un espace d’au moins un demi-mètre (deux pieds) entre la chandelle et tout autre objet. Éteignez toutes les chandelles avant de quitter la pièce. — Appareils portatifs : Utilisez le combustible approprié dans les appareils portatifs tels que les réchauds Coleman ou les lampes à l’huile. Il est extrêmement dangereux d’utiliser un autre type de combustible. Les réchauds au propane ou de camping ne doivent être utilisés qu’à l’extérieur. Les appareils de chauffage autonomes créent du monoxyde de carbone. Assurez-vous qu’ils sont utilisés dans des pièces bien aérées et qu’ils sont installés sur une surface plane et dure afin de les empêcher de basculer. Ces appareils ne doivent pas être laissés sans surveillance. Si vous utilisez un appareil de chauffage au kérosène portable et non raccordé, il est essentiel d’ouvrir une fenêtre d’au moins un pouce ou de garder une porte entrouverte afin d’assurer une ventilation appropriée, particulièrement si la pièce mesure moins de 14 mètres carrés (150 pieds carrés). — Rallonges électriques : Ne tentez pas d’utiliser une rallonge électrique d’une maison qui n’est pas touchée par la panne d’électricité à une maison sans électricité. Il s’agit d’un risque d’incendie électrique pour les deux maisons et d’un danger pour les équipes de techniciens. — Génératrices : Les génératrices doivent être utilisées dans des endroits bien aérés, à l’extérieur, et loin des portes, des fenêtres et autres ouvertures afin d’éviter que la fumée d’échappement pénètre dans la maison. Les génératrices doivent être certifiées et reliées au système électrique de la maison par un électricien en construction. Elles doivent être utilisées pour alimenter l’équipement tel que les lumières, les appareils de chauffage électriques portatifs et les pompes à eau, ou tout autre équipement qui peut être branché directement à la génératrice. — Détecteurs de fumée : Assurez-vous que les détecteurs de fumée, les détecteurs de monoxyde de carbone et les alarmes contiennent des piles neuves et qu’ils fonctionnent bien. N’oubliez pas que les dispositifs électriques ne fonctionneront pas lors d’une panne d’électricité. — Appareils électroménagers : Assurez-vous que les fours et autres appareils de chauffage sont éteints. Lorsque l’électricité est rétablie, un four ou autre dispositif de chauffage peut causer un incendie s’il est laissé sans surveillance. Comme toujours, composez le 911 en cas d’urgence. -30-last_img read more

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Did Asmaa Boujbar really join NASA as a fullfledged employee

first_imgCasablanca- News that Moroccan Asmaa Boujibar was hired by NASA went viral in recent days, with countless news outlets reporting on it and thousands of people sharing it on social media. MWN also reported it, though we noted that Asmaa Boujibar’s name does not appear on NASA’s website as an official employee.  In our quest for accuracy, we were curious to know for sure if Asmaa Boujibar had joined NASA.After a thorough search, we can confirm that the news reported by Moroccan media was not accurate.A source from Washington D.C told MWN that Boujibar is not an employee at the American space agency, but is rather a “potential” post-doctorate intern. According to the same source, she is expected to start an internship with NASA this September, but “she is not formally accepted yet.”The same source noted that Asmaa would be an intern and not a full employee, one of the more than 300 post docs that NASA receives from around the world every year.However, in an interview with news website Medias24, Boujibar said that she was “the first Moroccan woman to join NASA.”Boujibar also told Medias24 that she only needed to obtain her doctorate to be fully qualified to join NASA.“I haven’t signed my employment contract yet, because I still have to finish my doctorate research,” said Boujibar.“At NASA, I will work on the chemical evolution of planets,” she added.The 27-year-old Moroccan researcher, who is from northern Morocco, is the daughter of a Moroccan architect, and a Tunisian mother. Asmaa Boujibar studied at Université Blaise Pascal – Clermont-Ferrand II in France.She obtained her master’s degree in 2010, after working on a thesis entitled “Study of chemical equilibrium between mantle and core in the context of the formation of terrestrial planets.”Edited by Jessica Rohan© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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