World championship leader Nico Rosberg ended the opening day of practice for the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix in a strong position after setting the pace in both sessions on Friday.The German set his fastest time of one minute, 32.250 seconds on an overcast afternoon in Suzuka in the second of Friday’s two sessions, after also having topped the timesheets at the end of the morning’s opening 90-minutes of running.Rosberg’s Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton was second in both and while the Briton was 0.214 seconds off his title-rival’s pace in the morning he closed the gap to just 0.072 seconds in the second session.Rosberg extended his advantage over Hamilton to 23 points in the overall standings after the reigning champion was forced to retire 16 laps from the finish while holding a comfortable lead during the last race in Malaysia.Hamilton heads into Sunday’s Japanese round desperately needing to revive his title hopes by clinching a third successive win at the Suzuka circuit.Their Mercedes team could also wrap up their third successive constructors’ crown on Sunday.Kimi Raikkonen ended third-fastest for Ferrari, 0.323 seconds off Rosberg’s pace. The Finn had been fourth-quickest in the morning behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who was fifth fastest in the second session.Vettel heads into the weekend carrying a three-place grid penalty for tipping Rosberg into a spin in Malaysia.Max Verstappen, sixth in the morning, split the two scarlet cars in fourth.His team-mate Daniel Ricciardo who inherited the win in Malaysia after Hamilton retired, fell to 12th in the second session from fifth earlier after he was forced to abandon his flying lap when the virtual safety car was deployed after Esteban Gutierrez ground to a halt by the side of the track.advertisementForce India, locked in a battle for fourth in the overall standings with Williams, continued to show a strong turn of speed.Mexican Sergio Perez went sixth fastest ahead of German Nico Hulkenberg with the duo having set the seventh and eighth-fastest times in the morning.Fernando Alonso, who survived an encounter with the barriers after losing control of his car at the fast Spoon corner early in the first session, ended the day eighth.
World number one Andy Murray will play two exhibition matches at next week’s Aspall Tennis Classic event in Hurlingham as he steps up preparations for his title defence at Wimbledon in July.The 30-year-old has struggled to impose himself this year and did not win any of his five clay competitions, losing out in the semi-finals at the Barcelona and French tournaments.Murray made an early exit at Queen’s Club last week and is yet to add to his Dubai Open title triumph in March.”It is great to be back at The Hurlingham Club. It’s a great setting and an ideal opportunity to get grass court practice ahead of Wimbledon,” Murray told the event website(www.hurlinghamtennisclassic.com).The Hurlingham Club event starts on June 27 and ends three days before Wimbledon commences on July 3.
ADLINK Technology announces a new generation of all-in-one software solutions: Measurement, Automation, and Platform Suite (MAPS). To improve process efficiency and shorten development time and effort, developers working with DAQ and PXI modules may immediately begin work with MAPS software packages such as ADLINK Connection Explorer (ACE), diagnostic tools, and easy-to-use testing utilities to analyze device functionality in one click. By continuously working with customers and engineers, ADLINK strives to make application development time faster, easier and more productive than ever.Faced with heavy deadlines to rapidly create solutions, measurement and automation developers are often hindered by a lack of crucial setup and development tools. After buying new systems and modules, engineers often spend hours visiting various websites to collect drivers, diagnostics, analysis tools, and documentation before even getting started on a project. ADLINK eliminates this bottleneck with its new Measurement, Automation, and Platform Suite (MAPS), an all-in-one software solution that may be used in conjunction with ADLINK’s DAQ and PXI modules.ADLINK Connection Explorer (ACE) is a single quick-access screen for exploring and validating functionality for DAQ and PXI modules. No more back-and-forth searching to determine the root cause of an error installation.Engineers developing solutions with third-party PXI platforms from Keysight, National Instruments and other providers may now enjoy full device transparency with ADLINK Connection Explore (ACE). Conversely, users may view ADLINK PXI platform and modules on third-party interfaces such as NI-MAX and Keysight Connection Expert. Users can also use ADLINK DAQ modules on NI LabVIEW.The MAPS toolset includes Soft Front Panel for DAQ modules users and ChassisWatch for developers using any ADLINK PXI chassis. Both offer easy-to-use testing utilities that analyze functionality in one click for seamless field and site deployment.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Cervoz Industrial DDR4-2666 32GB Memory ModuleNext emtrion introduces compact module with i.MX 8M Mini processor
ARIESPersonal relationships need to be assessed and attitudes transformed, as you need more clarity therein. A journey is on the cards! Some plans may change or be postponed due to lack of funds and availability of material so conserve energy and resources. Lucky number 12. Colour white. TAURUSYou are likely to be laid back while waiting for things to happen. Take stock of situations and put energy into making changes and achieving goals. Health needs watching and finances need to be managed. A Pisces person supports you through ups and downs. Lucky number 8. Colour white. GEMINISince emotions are reflected or projected in relationships it’s important to remain clear, loving and positive. Avoid clutter in the home or office by not acquiring unnecessary objects and luxuries. Ignore gossip and sudden bursts of anger or emotion. Lucky number 7. Colour rose pink. CANCERYou are firm about priorities for others to respect them. You are subtle and affectionate in relationships while you need to be more expressive and demonstrative. Children need quality time and attention. Intellectual activity is rewarding and lucrative. Lucky number 8. Colour pastels. LEOYou are individualistic and brilliant while handling ventures. A promotion or a position of power is likely to be assigned to you. Relationships are rejuvenated with fresh energy. This is a time of change and letting go for progress in every aspect. Lucky number 7. Colour sea blue. VIRGOYou reach out towards goals and achieve them now. Children and family gather around you for a happy occasion and renew old ties. You are closer to achieving your heart’s desire at this point as you move towards new opportunities, dimensions and horizons. Lucky number 1. Colour pink.advertisement LIBRAYou are rewarded with success in whatever aspect you choose to pursue, be it a matter of the heart or business. You are satisfied in relationships and professional projects. You receive a valuable gift from a close friend. Be light, playful and remain free. Lucky number 10. Colour red. SCORPIOSay a fond farewell to the past and stop dwelling on anything that hurt you. Discourage discord, which may be instigated by a disgruntled employee. Promises are fulfilled in relationships and your faith restored. Participation in sport can be rejuvenating. Lucky number 3. Colour gray. SAGITTARIUSYou regain vigour to indulge in sporty pastimes and work schedules. Beware of over indulgence in food or drink, as you tend to go to extremes. You are fortunate with deals and transactions. Relax with loved ones and enjoy this time of contentment. Lucky number 9. Colour pink. CAPRICORNWorry and tension about finances and health can deplete your strength and energy. Put the same effort into action. Health and finances need to be conserved at this point and practical details to be dealt with clearly and efficiently. Rejuvenate energy. Lucky number 5. Colour pink. AQUARIUSYou realize your potential in an intellectual venture as you are given independent control. A trip is in the offing. People and communications are likely to connect and surprise you with an unplanned visit. You are gregarious and socially inclined today. Lucky number 17. Colour blue. PISCESYou are in harmony with existence and in rhythm with life – accept this gift and share it with loved ones. Personal relationships are special. You are a whirling force of activity with so much to be achieved. Your social life is likely to be a bit tiring. Lucky number 1. Colour green.
Reuters Indian WellsMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 11:45 IST Serena Williams smashed 39 winners to defeat Victoria Azarenka (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSerena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-5 6-3Serena will play Garbine Muguruza in the third roundSloane Stephens was stunned by Stefanie Vogele 6-3 6-0Swiss qualifier Stefanie Vogele stunned world number four Sloane Stephens 6-3 6-0 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday while Serena Williams got the better of Victoria Azarenka to advance.Vogele needed just over an hour to dispatch the fourth-seeded Stephens and push her overall record to 4-1 against the 2017 U.S. Open champion, who committed her 32nd unforced error on match point when she sent a forehand wide.”Obviously playing someone who you haven’t done that well against in the past is a little bit rough,” Stephens told reporters after the match, which was played amid high winds on a sunny day in the Southern California desert.”It was windy but it was windy for both of us. I just didn’t play a great match today.” Under the lights on the stadium court, Williams smashed 39 winners to defeat Azarenka 7-5 6-3 in a rematch of the 2016 final, which the Belarusian won.”I truly love her, she’s a really good friend,” 23-times Grand Slam champion Williams said.”She’s a fellow mom and a former number one, just like me.”It’s hard to play someone you’re so close with but it’s also really invigorating and cool.”William will play Garbine Muguruza in the third round after the 20th-seeded Spaniard crushed American Lauren Davis 6-1 6-3 earlier on Friday.Unseeded American Jennifer Brady defeated 19th-seeded Caroline Garcia 6-3 3-6 6-0 to book her place in the third round.The 23-year-old Brady thumped five aces en route to her third victory over the Frenchwoman this year, setting up a meeting with 12th-seeded Ash Barty, who defeated Tatjana Maria 6-4 6-4.advertisementCzech Marketa Vondrousova eased past error-prone Russian Daria Kasatkina 6-2 6-1 to book her place in the third round.With the loss, 14th seed Kasatkina, a finalist at Indian Wells last year, is projected to fall out of the top 20 when rankings are next updated.Second seed Simona Halep, Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko, Britain’s Johanna Konta, Belgian Elise Mertens and 18-year-old Bianca Andreescu all reached the third-round with straight sets victories on Friday.Also Read | Stan Wawrinka comes from behind to advance at Indian WellsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Serena WilliamsFollow Victoria AzarenkaFollow Sloane StephensFollow BNP Paribas OpenFollow Indian Wells Next Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens stunned at Indian WellsSerena Williams got the better of Victoria Azarenka while Sloane Stephens crashed out after losing to Stefanie Vogele in straight sets in the second round of the BNP Paribas Openadvertisement
How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know The type of wax does not matter; use old candles, order a bag of paraffin, use beeswax from your own hive, whatever. However, the egg cartons need to be cardboard, not Styrofoam. Break the pine needles up into smallish pieces and then fill the cups of the egg carton(s), packing the needles down gently. Now melt the wax and fill each cup of needles up to just below its brim. Let the wax cool for a few hours, and then there you go: great, slow-burning fire starters that create a Christmas-y smell.Pro tip: When melting the wax, use an old soup can or to cut the top off of a beer or soda can be filled with wax and placed on a hot grill. Another tip? Use a thick work glove when you pick up the can.Tea or BeerYou can brew all sorts of great stuff using pine needles! Actually, just tea and beer, really. But, hey, tea and beer! Those are great! And a great source of vitamin C, by the way, those pine needles!For a batch of pine needle tea, you can just toss a handful of needles (provided they are still green) into a cup or two of boiling water, cut the heat, add some lemon slices, and let everything steep for about five minutes. But a tastier idea is to mix about one part pine needle with five parts black tea and then steep as normal. As for brewing beer with pine, consider adding needles with each hop addition for an IPA or steeping your grains with a handful of pine when making an ale or a robust lager.Mulch or CompostIf you have a wood chipper, a ground-up Christmas tree makes amazing mulch. Once it’s fully dried, just chop that ol’ tree into pieces and spread it about wherever you need some ground cover.Even if you don’t have a chipper, the needles and smaller branches can still be added to a batch of compost. They are a rich source of all-important carbon, which a compost pile requires in much greater volume than nitrogen. Don’t put the whole trunk in there, though.FirewoodEver notice how trees are made of wood? Well, wood makes the best firewood, so use that wood from this year’s Christmas tree for next winter’s fires. Removing all the branches from the tree can be a bit annoying, but with a good, sharp hatchet, the limbing won’t take long. The trunk of a hearty Christmas tree should yield enough wood for at least one great fire, or maybe two depending on the duration and size of your fires. Also, the lower foot or so of the tree can be split into great fire starting kindling thanks to the sap content.Article originally published on December 26, 2016. The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic Editors’ Recommendations Another holiday season has come and ere long will pass. The yule log will burn low, the carols will quiet, and the hangover will eventually fade. Soon, it will be time to pack up the ornaments, dump the rancid eggnog, and try to remember which projects you left uncompleted at work.You also have to figure out what to do with your Christmas tree now that the season is coming to an end. If you’re like most Christmas tree-having Americans, your approach is likely to haul the old evergreen outside, shedding countless needles you’ll be picking up well into the summer, and unceremoniously toss the thing — that same tree you festooned with tinsel, lights, and love — down onto the cold, hard curb to wait for its final destination: a municipal pile of trash. Sigh.Instead of callously disposing of your old Christmas tree, why not re-purpose that old, dead hulk you once loved instead? It’s time you start thinking of clever uses for a recycled Christmas tree. An evergreen offers myriad opportunities for new uses, and many of these projects are not only easy but fun.CoastersEveryone likes rugged, rustic wooden coasters, right? Well, most people. Many, at any rate. Some people like them. I like them, dammit! Provided you had a Christmas tree with a decently hearty trunk, all you need is a good miter saw and some lacquer to make multiple sets of charming coasters.You simply cut the thickest few inches of the trunk into discs. I recommend slicing them into sections about a half-inch thick and leaving the discs to sit for a week or two to let any residual sap bleed out. Next, tap a brad nail or even just a thumbtack into the edge of each pine disc and tie a string around it. Cover the discs in a thick, generous layer of store-bought lacquer, then suspend them (over cardboard, plastic, or an old newspaper) and let the excess lacquer drip off. Give them a couple days to dry fully. There, you just made awesome coasters from your old tree’s trunk. Homemade coasters make great gifts because they are oh-so-unique and thoughtful and because they cost you all of one can of lacquer.Fire StartersThe thousands of dried pine needles your old Christmas tree sheds can be a serious headache to clean up, but they can also be a great source of fire. This is simple stuff here, people. All you need to gather are:Lots of dried pine needles.Some empty egg cartons.A bunch of wax. Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities
OTTAWA – The Trudeau government has asked for a NAFTA review of a Trump administration tariff on solar panel cells, saying the 30-per-cent charge is illegal and unfair.The Liberal government considers the latest trade challenge a part of its broader defence of the international-rules based trading order — something U.S. President Donald Trump is regularly accused of undermining with his “America First” protectionist policies.The request Monday for a review under NAFTA’s chapter 20 provision comes one day after Mexico’s president- elect publicized a letter to Trump, calling for a reboot of the talks towards a new three-way continental trade pact.Global Affairs Canada said the tariff has hurt workers in the clean energy sector on both sides of the border.“Canada is a strong supporter of rules-based international trade and looks to its trade partners to also uphold their international obligations,” the department said in a statement.The move comes after three Canadian solar panel manufacturers filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in February. The suit claimed that a 2017 investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission concluded the Canadian products don’t significantly harm American manufacturers.The tariff on solar cells was also challenged at the World Trade Organization by the European Union, China, South Korea and Taiwan.“Canada is using every available avenue, including the mechanisms within the NAFTA, to challenge the Trump administration’s protectionism and defend Canadian interests,” said Roland Paris, a University of Ottawa international relations expert and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former foreign affairs adviser.The NAFTA challenge comes as the three countries take a pause from renegotiating the pact, and as Mexico and Canada fight back against punishing U.S. tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.The spat over metals has diminished relations between Canada and the U.S., with Trump hurling personal insults at Trudeau on Twitter, and raising questions about whether the NAFTA talks can proceed.Last week, Trump mused about separate deals with Canada and Mexico.The NAFTA renegotiation has been on hold since late spring because of the July 1 Mexican presidential election that will see Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sworn in this coming December.Obrador sent Trump a letter that urges a restart of the NAFTA renegotiations.“I think that prolonging the uncertainty could slow down investments in the medium- and long-term, which obviously hinders economic growth in Mexico,” wrote Obrador. He said his transition team members would take part in the talks with current government members.The office of Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland had no immediate comment on the letter.Freeland, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and International Trade Minister Jim Carr travel to Mexico City this week to meet the incoming Mexican leader.Paris said Obrador’s message is a welcome development, “but it won’t reduce Canadians’ apprehensions about President Trump and his administration.”Paris cited the results of research conducted by Earnscliffe Strategy Group for the Department of National Defence. One question asked respondents for their biggest national security concern.The top answer was terrorism at 29 per cent. But Paris said he found it “striking” that the runaway second-place result — at 16 per cent — was the “United States (and) Canada’s proximity to the U.S.”He said the answer has less to do with traditional perceptions of threats to national security, and “reveals a more general concern about the impact of the Trump administration on Canadian interests, including our economic interests.”The research was conducted between February and April and included eight focus groups and a telephone poll of more than 1,500 respondents. It had a margin of error of 2.5 per cent.
The widow of one of the victims of Quebec City’s mosque shooting has won her battle for compensation.Lawyer Marc Bellemare says Khadija Thabti and her children have been recognized as victims of crime by the provincial body that compensates them.Bellemare said the decision means Thabti will be reimbursed for lost income and travel fees and can obtain the psychological help she needs.Thabti’s husband, Aboubaker Thabti, was one of the six men that died when a gunman stormed a Quebec City mosque on Jan. 29, 2017 and opened fire.Bellemare said the widow was twice turned down for compensation because she hadn’t been at the scene of the crime as it occurred.He said provincial Justice Minister Sonia Lebel intervened in the case on Friday to help bring it to a close, just days before the two-year anniversary of the shooting.The Canadian Press
“If you’re thinking about going to a circus that uses animals, please reconsider.” That’s the message in the brand-new PETA Latino video narrated in both English and Spanish by Kate del Castillo.Kate del Castillo Unveils PETA PSACredit/Copyright: PETAThe La Reina del Sur star debuted the video — which reveals how circuses chain elephants and cage tigers for hours on end and whip, beat, and shock them in order to force them to perform — in front of Miami’s Stephen P. Clark Government Center this week, one day before the opening night of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.“Animals deserve better than this sad, lonely, dismal life,” says del Castillo in the video. “They deserve the opportunity to be free—to live as nature intended, not as slaves for our entertainment. Please do not support cruelty to animals by taking your family to a circus.”In Miami, del Castillo also answered questions about the letter she sent on PETA’s behalf to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez calling on him to enforce Florida’s law against forcing crippled animals to perform, when Ringling starts its performances at AmericanAirlines Arena. As she points out in her letter, Ringling Bros. routinely forces elephants suffering from painful arthritis and lameness to perform.“Florida has the strongest, clearest law in the country against exhibiting crippled animals, which gives officials the ability to intervene in situations such as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ infamous use of ailing elephants,” she writes. “I urge you to ensure that this law is enforced during Ringling’s stay in the city.”Del Castillo is part of a growing list of celebrities — including Wilmer Valderrama, Chilli of TLC, and Pablo Azar — who have teamed up with PETA to speak out against circuses that use animals.For more information, please visit PETALatino.com.Source:PETA
APTN National NewsCanada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is gathering statements from prisoners in Canada’s jails.The TRC is visiting two prisons in Saskatchewan later this week.And they just wrapped up a week-long visit the Northwest Territories. It was the first time that the TRC spoke with inmates there about their residential school experiences.But as APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier finds out, opening up about the past is sometimes easier said than done.
Rabat – Morocco imported over MAD 900 million of tobacco and MAD 300 of liquor in the last seven months, according to Morocco’s Exchange Office.The same source said that Morocco imported approximately 5,772 tons of liquor estimated at MAD 300 million, and approximately 8,534 tons of tobacco estimated at MAD 926 million since March 2016.The same source noted that Morocco’s exports of liquor showed an increase in the last seven months. It reached 5,772 tons, compared to the same period in 2015 when it reached 4,295 tons. With respect to Morocco’s exports of tobacco, the same source added that Morocco’s exports of tobacco also showed an increase in the last seven months. It reached 8,534 tons, compared to the same period in 2015 when it reached 6,250 tons.A communiqué of Morocco’s Treasury revealed that the revenues from cigarette consumption in July 2016 reached MAD 5.26 billion, compared to the same period in 2015 when it reached MAD 4.6 billion.Last year, L’Economiste reported that the Moroccan treasury received over MAD one billion in revenue from the sale of liquor in Morocco.Edited by Natalie Yazhary
Services that combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education would be the most effective energy solutions in Asia and the Pacific, according to United Nations analysis released today.A report by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) confirms that there can be no development without energy, and that poverty cannot be addressed sustainably without paying due attention to energy services.The study entitled “Towards an ‘Energy Plus’ Approach for the Poor” reviewed 17 energy access projects across the Asia-Pacific region to find out what works and what does not in breaking the vicious “poverty-energy-poverty cycle.” The poor need energy to get out of poverty, but energy alone is not enough, it states.“Energy services are often not affordable by the rural and urban poor and on their own have little impact,” says Martin Krause, who leads the UNDP regional climate, environment and energy team in Asia and the Pacific. “The poor need support to generate income so that energy becomes affordable, which in turn will improve household living standards.”Nearly half the world’s population lacks reliable access to modern energy services. And more than 20 percent of the global population, or 1.4 billion people, remain without access to electricity.Roughly 2.7 billion people – 40 per cent of the world’s population – depend on wood, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating. By 2030, household air pollution from biomass use in inefficient stoves is likely to cause more than 1.5 million deaths a year.The lack of energy access and its impact on health, education and income continue to be a significant cause of chronic poverty, according to UNDP. Since poverty in turn inhibits access to energy services, a vicious cycle develops.The findings indicate that most energy projects adopt a minimalist approach, focusing on the basic energy needs of the poor for lighting homes, cooking and heating.However, “energy services per se do not reduce poverty,” says the report. “Instead, they transform people from being ‘poor without energy access’ to ‘poor with energy access’.” “This is because the energy services provided do not open opportunities to poor households to increase their incomes. Therefore, the resources needed to acquire modern energy services continue to be limited, and energy programmes are forced to rely on perpetually unsustainable subsidies,” the report notes. 19 January 2012Services that combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education would be the most effective energy solutions in Asia and the Pacific, according to United Nations analysis released today.
Far Eastern International Bank was hacked by means of a computer virus and some US$60 million was wired to the accounts of the suspects at a Sri Lanka bank.Litro Gas is a Government owned gas company. (Colombo Gazette) Former Litro Gas chairman Shalila Moonesinghe, who was arrested over the hacking of a Taiwanese bank, was ordered to be further remanded till November 6 when he was produced in court today.Moonesinghe was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after US$1.1 million from the Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan was found in his personal bank account.
A 29-year-old Brantford man who is already facing criminal charges is now facing an additional charge of luring a child.Spencer Mathew Stockdale was arrested following an investigation by Brantford’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit.Stockdale was first charged on June 30 after police executed a search warrant at his home and seized several electronic devices.He was charged with two counts of luring a child and later released on bail with strict conditions.Police laid an additional charge against Stockdale on Tuesday after investigators examined the electronic devices that had been seized. They discovered a sexually explicit conversation between the 29 year old and a 17-year-old girl, where Stockdale had offered the girl money for sexual services via text message back in May.He has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on September 5.
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today wrapped up its first-ever session, which Secretary-General Kofi Annan hailed as an “historic” initial step towards meeting future challenges.”With the inauguration of this Forum, indigenous issues assume their rightful place – higher on the international agenda than ever before,” Mr. Annan told the assembled participants, including many indigenous persons dressed in colourful traditional attire. “We begin a new chapter in the history of indigenous people at the United Nations.”The Secretary-General said it was “entirely appropriate” that as victims of discrimination who were often poor, indigenous peoples now had a platform for raising their concerns.”In a relatively short time, indigenous peoples have covered considerable ground, but of course there is a great distance still to be travelled,” he said. “As you conclude the Forum’s first session, I would like to congratulate you on the start you have made in charting those difficult waters.”Praising the diversity of indigenous peoples, and the “deep and abiding reverence for the natural world” which many shared, the Secretary-General paid tribute to their collective wisdom. “Among the traditions I find particularly powerful is the respect given to elders as carriers of wisdom, to women as carriers of language and culture, and to children as carriers of the identity that is transmitted to future generations,” he said.Noting that one out of every 20 people is indigenous, the Secretary-General voiced confidence that as members of the UN family, they would make “an immense contribution to the Organization’s mission of peace and progress.”Briefing reporters on the work of the session, the Forum’s Chairman, Ole Henrik Magga of Norway, stressed the need for a permanent secretariat to support the new body’s work, and voiced hope that the Economic and Social Council would establish it this summer. Representatives of 172 indigenous nations, organizations, groups and other entities from around the world gathered for the two-week session, which also attracted governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academia. Established in 2000 by the UN’s Economic and Social Council, the Forum, which is composed of 16 independent experts, is mandated to discuss indigenous issues relating to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.
Kiara Harper, a 20-year-old automotive engineering student from Surrey, has won this year’s Ford Motor Company Women Into Science and Engineering (WISE) award. Kiara (pictured right), studying at Kingston University in Surrey, received her £750 prize at the Young Women Engineers of the Year awards ceremony, presented by CBI director general Sir Digby Jones. Ford and the WISE campaign make the annual award, which is backed by the Institutes of Incorporated Engineers, Electrical Engineers and Mechanical Engineers, to a carefully chosen female engineering student. Kiara came first in a stringent selection process including interview by a panel of engineering professionals. The Ford WISE prize was created to recognise and reward exceptional women in the penultimate year of studying for their engineering degree. It also promotes the potential of engineering as a career. Ford’s European quality director, Kenna Kintrea, said ‘Kiara is an exceptional woman who is committed to the world of engineering. She not only studies the discipline but is also enthusiastic and dedicated.’ Leah Pellew, chair of Ford’s Engineers for the Next Generation (ENG) group at Dunton, said, ‘ENG works hard to increase the awareness of science and engineering as a career to all young people. The Ford WISE prize is supporting those young women who have chosen to pursue a degree in what is typically a male dominated arena.’Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
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A southwesterly flow aloft brought moisture and a few scattered thunderstorms Saturday afternoon over Clark County. A few sprinkles even accompanied the lightning and thunder.It was short-lived, but trailing behind were marine clouds off the coast that will dominate our weather today. Another front, this time from the northwest, will approach tonight and Monday for a brief light rain or showers.Some areas, mostly to our north, could pick up between a tenth- and a quarter-inch of rain. Temperatures will plummet and feel a bit chilly.After Monday’s front, high pressure reloads and gives us another round of very nice late-summer weather. If we get east winds, we could bounce back into the 90s later in the week.Friday’s high of 95 degrees was hot but no record.Seattle’s 90 degrees was just the 11th high of 90 degrees or better in September since records were kept at Sea-Tac. In downtown Seattle, where records go back to 1891, it was only the 13th! The Emerald City is experiencing its second-longest dry spell, with Saturday making 48 days.