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Bangkok: Southeast Asian leaders are eager to sign a sweeping China-led trade pact by the end of this year, Thailand’s prime minister said Friday, with further talks expected at a Bangkok summit on the world’s biggest commercial deal. Beijing is seeking to shape the rules of free trade across the Asia-Pacific, as America retreats from multilateral deals under US President Donald Trump. The China-crafted Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes all 10 economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) who are meeting this weekend in the Thai capital. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: London But it also sweeps in China’s main regional rival India, as well Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, covering half the world’s population and around 40 per cent of its trade. Squabbles with India over access to its giant consumer market — as well as Australia and New Zealand over the lack of ‘high quality’ labour and environmental standards — have undercut talks in recent months. Analysts say these competing priorities mean signing the deal any time soon may be unlikely. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassador But ASEAN, hosted this year by Thailand, is determined to hustle the pact through as tit-for-tat tariffs between the US and China tariff darken the outlook for global free trade. “Thailand is trying to expedite the conclusion of the RCEP negotiations this year,” Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Thailand’s former junta leader who is now premier, told a business forum in Bangkok Friday. “This is the agreed intention of all leaders.” Seven of the 18 chapters within the deal have been “concluded”, according to the Philippines’ Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez. “We have reached a point to really demand from different negotiating parties to be more realistic, pragmatic,” he said, adding the US-China spat should prompt ASEAN to “fast-track” the RCEP deal. Shortly after taking office, Trump pulled out off an American-led Asia-Pacific trade pact — called the TPP, preferring to leverage the power of the world’s largest economy bilaterally with Southeast Asian nations. That opened the door for Beijing to champion free trade across the Asia-Pacific. But the US is at pains to insist it has not abandoned the region and remains “very committed” to Southeast Asia, Peter Haymond, US Charge D’Affairs to Thailand said at the forum. “We see this as a hugely dynamic region,” he said, adding the Trump administration “has put more priority on updating and improving” existing trade agreements. “But (it) is very committed to strengthening its partnerships throughout ASEAN and throughout the region.” read more
MONTREAL – In Montreal’s Gay Village, a red-orange glow radiates from a Vietnamese tapas restaurant onto a side street lined with red, brown and grey-bricked apartment buildings.Neon-infused glass tubes have been melted and twisted into the words “Cang dong cang vui,” meaning “the more the merrier,” and mounted conspicuously on a wall above the kitchen, which serves dishes inspired by Southeast Asian street food.Lucent scenes such as this can be found across the cityscape, from a tiki bar in Chinatown with a green neon pineapple adorning its entrance to a cherry-red neon condor stretching its wings in a downtown Peruvian restaurant serving pisco cocktails.Behind much of the resurgence of the city’s neon lights is a 59-year-old artist who works out of a 75-square-metre studio in a slightly derelict, repurposed factory that used to make porcelain toilets along the southern bank of Montreal’s Lachine Canal.“They used to say you made it when you get your name in neon lights,” said Gerald Collard, who has spent 40 years working with neon gas and electrified tubes.Collard, along with his sister and daughter, opened “Neon Family” three years ago to satisfy the renewed and growing demand for neon lighting.Neon connotes nightlife, action, the inherent vice of urban centres, he said. “It’s poetry in the city.”Montreal’s downtown, like many other North American cities, was bathed in neon for a good part of the 20th century.Today, however, neon in the city can be found indoors — sought after by restaurateurs seeking carefully manicured spots in their venue to serve as backdrops in pictures destined for social media pages.Designer Guillaume Menard, who chose the neon tubing for the Gay Village’s Vietnamese tapas restaurant, Le Red Tiger, said young restaurateurs are highly conscious of how the interiors of their restaurants will look on Instagram.“It’s really a constraint they impose on me,” said Menard, of Atelier Mainor. He said he noticed a change in restaurateurs over the last couple years.“For my clients younger than 35, they ask, ‘What will people take photos of at our place?’”To have a young woman with 50,000 Instagram followers snap a shot of “the best sandwich I had all week” with a neon logo of the restaurant in the background is free advertising for the venue, he said.If a photo of a recognizable architectural feature is widely shared on social media, it is also great visibility for the designer, Menard explained.“The more people take photos of your place the more visibility you have — it’s simple,” he said.Back at Neon Family, artist Fanny-Jane Pelletier is sitting on the studio’s mezzanine with her legs dangling over the main workspace.She is one of Collard’s apprentices and spends time learning how to melt, bend and twist neon glass tubes for school credit.“He’s my guru,” she said of Collard. “This morning I was actually thinking of making something with neon and cement.”Collard said he chose the name, Neon Family, in part because he wanted to create a family of artists who would carry on the traditional techniques of melting, bending and blowing glass when he retires.But for that to happen, orders need to keep coming in, something Collard recognizes is not guaranteed.“It’s probably going to fade,” he said about neon’s current popularity. “But right now we are enjoying the wave.”Menard, meanwhile, said he has stopped suggesting his clients use a neon sign as a centrepiece in their venue.“Personally, for me, it’s finished,” said Menard. “We will start to exploit (neon) in different ways. But I think Neon Family has many good years ahead of it.” read more
Danielle Rochette APTN NewsAn Innu singer form Maliotenam made her dreams come true this week in Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Que.Kathia Rock gathered authors, composers and performers from different nations for five days of musical collaboration“My dream was to bring together a number of Quebec artists and have them sing in the other’s language because I want to make Aboriginal languages heard in Quebec. How to bring art to the same level as those of Quebecers and Canadians,” said Rock, coordinator of the Mamuitum Project.Beatrice Deer, a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award winner from Quaqtaq, was paired with two Quebecois artists.“It is a great experience for me. I have never written music in French so I am exploring that and I am having fun with it,” said Deer.“It is inspiring to be exposed to a lot of artists who have been in the scene for a long time and we are all getting inspired by each other’s stories.”As for Rock, she has high expectation about the project.“I’m dreaming that the festivals are taking this show, I’m already in talks with some of them and maybe an album,” she said. “It has to travel and not only in Canada. I want it to go everywhere because it is the language of the earth.”firstname.lastname@example.org read more
New Delhi: Over 4,000 specialised personnel as part of 81 NDRF teams have been deployed to deal with the ‘extremely severe’ cyclone ‘Fani’ which is likely to affect Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal upon its landfall on Friday. NDRF chief S N Pradhan told PTI that about 50 teams have been pre-positioned in the coastal areas of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal which are feared to be affected while another 31 teams have been kept on standby. Twenty-eight fully equipped teams have been deployed in and around Puri in Odisha as the cyclonic storm is expected to make a landfall there Friday noon, the NDRF Director General (DG) said. Similarly, 12 teams have been deployed in Andhra Pradesh and six in West Bengal. The rest of the teams, that comprise about 50 personnel each, have been kept on standby in these states. Pradhan said a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and a commandant-rank officer have also been tasked to monitor the activities of the rescue and relief teams from ground in Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar and Puri. The teams have been equipped with additional boats, satellite phones, medical equipment, medicines, tree cutters, pickup and common mobility vehicles, and other gadgets, he said. The force has also activated a round-the-clock control room at its headquarters here and a team of officials is in constant touch with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the disaster response units of the three states. NDRF teams have also been kept on alert in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. “Cyclone ‘Fani’ is expected to cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali to the south of Puri on May 3. NDRF teams are creating awareness among the locals in vulnerable areas about the measures to be taken to deal with the cyclonic storm and other eventualities. The state administration has set up a number of relief camps,” an NDRF spokesperson said. The spokesperson said the NDRF teams have doctors, paramedics, engineers, deep divers and are equipped with boats, buoys, life jackets, scuba sets and latest communication equipment like quick deployable antenna (QDA), HF/VHF sets so that communication links function even if normal communication network fails. Fani lays centred over West Central Bay of Bengal, about 430 km south-southwest of Puri in Odisha, 225 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and 650 km south-southwest of Digha in West Bengal, as per the latest bulletin of the IMD. read more
30 November 2007The International Criminal Court (ICC) is now over halfway towards achieving its goal of universal acceptance, the court’s President, Judge Philippe Kirsch, told the Assembly of States Parties today, calling for ratifications and accessions by the world’s countries to continue. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is now over halfway towards achieving its goal of universal acceptance, the court’s President, Judge Philippe Kirsch, told the Assembly of States Parties today, calling for ratifications and accessions by the world’s countries to continue. Judge Kirsch told the Assembly’s sixth session, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, that the Court has made “significant progress” as it nears the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute in July 1998, which led to the tribunal’s founding. “The Court is fully operational,” he said. “Investigations and proceedings are ongoing in four situations. Victims are participating in proceedings and the Trust Fund for Victims is functioning. “Most importantly, it is increasingly recognized that the Court is having the impact for which it was created by the States Parties by contributing to the deterrence of crimes and improving chances for sustainable peace.” Some 105 countries have become States Parties to the ICC, with Japan and Chad the latest to do so, and Judge Kirsch called for the number of accessions and ratifications to keep rising. “Working together, we can ensure that the Court makes lasting and sustainable contributions to justice, peace and accountability around the world.” He also stressed that the Court, which is based in The Hague in the Netherlands, regards the establishment of permanent premises as a priority, and added that the Court has held fruitful dialogue on this issue with the Dutch Government. In addition, he called for the world’s countries to demonstrate greater support for the ICC, whether in practical cooperation measures such as the arrest of suspects or by advocating publicly on behalf of the Court. ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo used his address to detail the work of his office, particularly in the cases it is investigating concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAR), northern Uganda and the Sudanese region of Darfur. He urged States Parties to play their part to ensure the arrest of the men who have already been indicted by the Court: Joseph Kony and four other commanders of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda, and two figures from the Darfur conflict. “In Rome, States created a new system of justice where the worst criminals would not be allowed in the sharing of power any longer [and] where the use of massive violence against civilians would neither be rewarded nor forgotten,” he said. “The Rome system was built upon the lessons learned from the last century when the international community failed, failed to protect entire populations,” he added, cautioning that “the lack of arrest can affect the credibility and long-term deterrent impact of the Court.” read more
The Prime Minister said that talks are underway to ensure a political solution to the National issue through a new Constitution. The Prime Minister expressed these views while speaking at an event during a visit to Jaffna today. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the United National Party (UNP) is having talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) based on the proposals of the All Party Representative Committee (APRC).He says the UNP has not reached any agreement on devolution of powers but is only discussing what was put forward by the APRC, which was formed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. However he said that a draft Constitution has not yet been prepared.The Prime Minister noted that the very people who backed the APRC proposals on power devolution when Rajapaksa was President are now against it. Wickremesinghe said that the Tamils in the North supported moves in 2015 to establish democracy in the country.He said that the rights of the Tamils must be protected like the rights of others are protected in other parts of the country.The Prime Minister also assured the Tamil community that all their concerns will be addressed by the UNP-led Government. (Colombo Gazette) read more
The committee made recommendations related to several sections of SriLankan Airlines. Cabinet has approved a proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena to implement proposals submitted by a committee to restructure SriLankan Airlines.The Committee headed by State Minister Eran Wickramaratne submitted its report to President Maithripala Sirisena in January.
“I deplore the death of Mahmoud Za’al. All too many journalists have been dying in Iraq,” UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said of last Monday’s killing in a statement issued at his agency’s Paris headquarters. “Media professionals are showing incredible courage in carrying out their commitment to keep the public informed. Their invaluable contribution to democracy inspires great respect and I call on the authorities to do their utmost to improve the safety of all media professionals in the country, in the interest of democracy and of the basic human right of freedom of expression,” he said. Mr. Za’al, 35, was killed while reporting on clashes in Ramadi, some 100 kilometres west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Philippines journalist Rolly Cañete was shot to death by unidentified gunmen on 20 January, and Graciano Aquino was killed by attackers said to be members of the Marxist-Leninist Party of the Philippines, Rebolusyonaryong Hukbo ng Bayan, on Saturday, 21 January, UNESCO said. “I condemn the assassination of Rolly Cañete and of Graciano Aquino,” the Director-General declared. “It is important for democracy and rule of law that journalists be allowed to do their work without let or hindrance, regardless of their political leanings. These heinous crimes represent onslaughts on the basic human right of freedom of expression and on another essential component of democracy: namely, media pluralism.”He expressed extreme concern about the number of journalists killed in the exercise of their profession in the Philippines. The Committee for the Protection of Journalists put the figure at 22 since 2000, seven of them last year alone. “I trust that that country’s authorities will succeed in upholding democracy as they continue to track those responsible for these crimes,” he added.According to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), 35 journalists killed in Iraq last year.The condemnation by the UNESCO chief is the latest in a long series he has issued recently over attacks on journalists around the world. UNESCO has the international community’s mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom worldwide. read more
United Nations agencies have started delivering food, safe water and other basic needs to the over 10,000 Sri Lankans displaced by recent clashes between the Government and the separatist Tamil rebels, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.A joint UN assessment team had gone to the Trincomalee district of northern Sri Lanka on Friday following clashes with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and military air strikes last week. The team reported that on April 21, some 8,500 people were displaced as a result of explosive attacks in the town of Muttur, according to a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).UNHCR said that on April 10, an estimated 3,000 other residents were displaced following a market place bombing in Trincomalee town that killed 16 people and sparked an upsurge in inter-ethnic violence, including the burning and looting of houses. The displaced have sought temporary shelter in schools, churches and other public buildings, UNHCR said Friday, adding that the situation seems to have stabilized enough to allow humanitarian agencies to gain access to the affected people, some of whom visit their homes during the day but return to safer havens at night. read more
The Russian doping affair that became public with a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency-supported independent commission in 2016 is only the latest doping scandal to rock the world of track and field. From the wide-scale doping programs in the 1980s Soviet Union and East Germany, to Ben Johnson and the Balco scandal that snared Marion Jones, doping has a long history in the sport.Now, a proposal developed by European Athletics and submitted to track and field’s international governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations, aims to wipe the slate clean.The proposed rules would essentially annul records set before 2005, when new anti-doping standards took effect. “It’s a radical solution for sure, but those of us who love athletics are tired of the cloud of doubt and innuendo that has hung over our records for too long,” EA President President Svein Arne Hansen said in a statement. IAAF President Sebastian Coe has also expressed support for the proposal, and the IAAF plans to consider it by the end of the year.We gathered a few runners and sports journalists to discuss the proposal, the ethical issues it raises and what track and field might do to improve the sport’s credibility. The transcript has been lightly edited.Our participants:Christie Aschwanden is a lifelong runner and lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight.Bonnie Ford is an enterprise and Olympics reporter for ESPN, where she has written extensively about doping in sports.Kara Goucher is a two-time Olympian, an American record holder, World Championships silver medalist, and one of America’s most accomplished distance runners.Alex Hutchinson is a former physicist and national-class runner who covers the science of endurance sport for Runner’s World and other publications.Christie: Let’s talk about the specifics of the proposed rules in a minute. But first, I want to ask about the intention here. According to the proposal’s text:The sad reality is that there are records on the books at the World, Area (continental) and national levels in which people in the sport, the media and the public do not have full and complete confidence.Do you agree that there are records on the books that are questionable? Solutions aside for a moment, is the EA’s characterization of the problem accurate?Kara: Yes, I’d agree that there are records that are suspect.Bonnie: True. I’d add that this could be said of any modern sport.Alex: That’s an understatement. There are records we know were drug-aided. And there are some that are suspect for other reasons, i.e., Florence Griffith-Joyner’s record was almost certainly wind-aided.Christie: It’s interesting to see track and field address the doping issue in this way. Bonnie, do you know of any other sports that have seriously considered revising their records to account for doping (or other forms of cheating)?Bonnie: There was a big debate in swimming after the introduction/impact of the “tech suits,” [special suits that increased buoyancy and decreased drag] and 43 world records went down at the 2009 Rome worlds. Suits are now far more strictly regulated, but those records were ultimately left standing. Some “tech suit” records now have been broken or are being challenged.Christie: So in track and field, is this a case where there are certain records that are widely considered suspect, or are all of them suspect?Kara: That’s a good question. I think some are considered more suspect than others, but sadly, suspicion looms over most now.Bonnie: I do NOT by any means think all the extraordinary performances in track were achieved by doping.Alex: I don’t think it’s a binary answer. There’s no record I’m 100 percent sure is clean and no record I’m 100 percent sure is dirty. But as Kara says, some are a heck of a lot more suspicious that others. If the records are reset, there will absolutely be some clean athletes who lose records.Kara: I agree with Alex, and that’s why I think the reset is dangerous.Christie: OK, so let’s get to the proposal itself, which says that world and European records can only be recognized if:the performance is achieved at competitions on a list of approved international events where the highest standards of officiating and technical equipment can be guaranteed;the athlete has been subject to an agreed-upon number of doping control tests in the months leading up to the performance; andthe doping control sample taken after the record is stored and available for retesting for 10 years.Reasonable?Kara: I like the idea of stricter testing. I like the idea of scheduled retesting. But I think this must be grandfathered in. I am opposed to erasing records set prior to 2005.Bonnie: No. 1 seems like a no-brainer. No. 3 is now WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) standard and, as Kara said, should be grandfathered. Broad philosophy-wise: I oppose scrubbing any records for a few reasons. First, it does not give athletes due process. Second, record books are a reflection of actual events, not a perfect text.Alex: I think the specific rules are fine. In a sense, I think they just wanted some change in rules as a legally defensible way of wiping the record slate clean. They say as much in their report.Christie: So Kara, you would be in favor of adopting these rules going forward but not eliminating the existing records?Kara: Yes, I could agree to that. But I’d like to see more clarification on how many tests they need and how often the will retest the stored sample. No. 2 is the hardest to implement.Bonnie: No. 2 is the tricky one. It LOOKS like a simple, easy fix to require a certain number of drug tests. But that would require a change in the WADA code and would be a nightmarish extra layer of bureaucracy.Christie: Kara, you have been a whistleblower and a vocal advocate for clean sport. Do you have a sense of how this proposal is being received among your peers?Kara: I think most people are for the proposal moving forward, but we are more concerned with what is happening in competitions right now. We are a little frustrated that it is focused on world records and not just clean competition across the board.Bonnie: The International Olympic Committee has also advanced this notion of having a required number of tests in a period before the Olympics, but the global infrastructure simply doesn’t exist to do this right now.Kara: Agree with Bonnie that it sounds good but will be nearly impossible to implement.Bonnie: And how would you account for someone who was not in a testing pool but qualifies for an Olympic or world team? It happens.Kara: It does happen.Christie: You raise an interesting issue, Kara. With these sorts of proposals I wonder how much of it is aimed at showing that the bureaucrats are doing something versus doing the most effective things they can to address the problems.Kara: Christie, that’s honestly how I feel. This is to show they care, to get good press. But what are they doing about actual everyday problems? Are they addressing competitions now?Alex: That’s an interesting point — focusing on world records is “easier” than cleaning up the sport at large.Christie: Do we know that new records are cleaner? There’s been a lot of suspicion about some recent records.Kara: We don’t know that new records are cleaner. We have seen two “unbreakable” records go down in women’s distance running in the last two years. Are those breakable?Bonnie: I view erasing sports history as just as dicey as erasing other history! If there are questionable records, letting them stand is a continual reminder that the system failed the industry, the athletes and fans, and that the system needs to be constantly monitored and improved.Kara: Yes, and the IAAF doesn’t like that.Alex: It’s maybe worth pointing out that history won’t be fully erased. Those times will still be in the books as part of IAAF history, much like Uwe Hohn’s javelin record under the old specifications. They just won’t be recognized as the current records. No one will forget, say, Marita Koch.1Koch set the world record in the 400 meters in 1985 as a member of the East German team, which was later found to have carried out a systematic doping program.Christie: Given how many of the recent doping scandals have been exposed due to whistleblowing and investigative work, not doping tests, is the reliance of these proposed rules on doping tests going to assure that new records are clean?Kara: I’d say absolutely not.Christie: Yeah, one of the problems with doping (and the fallibility of testing) is that it makes every good performance suspect. How do you balance the need to root out cheaters with the desire to recognize truly great performances?Kara: That’s the sad part of all of this. It makes all great performances be taken with a grain of salt.Bonnie: I can’t stress this enough: You can’t ever be completely sure.Kara: Agree — you can never be 100 percent sure either way.Christie: Right, you can’t prove you’re clean. Remember when Lance Armstrong talked about how many tests he’d passed? And that Nike ad where he said, “What am I on? I’m on my bike, bustin’ my ass, six hours a day.” It really comes down to trust. How does the sport win that back?Kara: Well, that’s the frustrating part. Lance never failed a test (although that is now disputable), so what does that prove? Nothing. Trust will only be won when the IAAF isn’t afraid to nail big names.Christie: Good point. The Armstrong case shows just how vested a sport and all its stakeholders can be in the sport’s stars.Bonnie: So what truly is the point of putting some world records back “within reach”? It does not eliminate the mistrust factor, so is it to benefit athletes who would get bonuses, or sponsors who would promote those athletes? Kara — you would know more about this; are there big incentives for world records written into contracts, or has that faded from fashion?Kara: No, there are still big incentives.Christie: So one question is whether the focus on records actually has a negative effect here, by incentivizing unbelievable performances.Kara: I think that people want records; they think that makes the sport more popular and interesting. But the competition can be sold in a way that is interesting. We don’t need world records for people to watch.Alex: So to me, it feels a little extra unfair for once-in-a-generation athletes who spend their careers being compared to ridiculous records. But then again, I thought that about the women’s 10,000 record too, which, as someone mentioned above, went down last year.Bonnie: I know track is a point-A-to-point-B sport, but shouldn’t the work and results be its own reward? (Easy for me to say, I know.) For example, there are mountains in the Tour de France that will likely never be climbed as fast as they were a while ago, but there’s still a winner and a best athlete on the day.Kara: I like Bonnie’s point. We need better marketing and selling of stories and personalities.Alex: There’s always a tension in the sport between those who think it should be all about head-to-head competition and those who think it’s about the clock or measuring tape. I think both are important and exciting, but I definitely think the ability to compare current stars to “all time” is one of the sport’s attractions. So records do have some meaning, even given the haziness surrounding some of them. To me, that’s one argument for trying to make at least some sort of attempt at keeping the records “real.”Bonnie: Alex is right in that there is a thrill, even in the press box, of being present to see a world record broken.Alex: I’m actually kind of ambivalent about the proposal.But given that Kara and Bonnie seem to be skeptical, I’ll try to articulate a bit some of the pros … 🙂Bonnie: Alex, I am interested in the pros, because I’m totally down on this proposal. I see it as a mixture of shell game and ill-conceived PR.Kara: Alex, I hear what you are saying, but you liked the sub-two-hour marathon attempt, right? It was interesting. It was captivating. But at the end of the day, it wouldn’t have been a real record.Alex: Yeah, that turned out to be way more exciting than I expected — but to me, that sort of argues that the pursuit of never-been-done times does have an attraction.Christie: As a fan, I prefer to watch a race like the 1500, where tactics come into play, over a race where everything spreads out and one runner dominates.Bonnie: Same with the marathon, Christie. I like seeing how athletes interact in real (and imperfect) conditions.Kara: There is a place for records and fast running, but there is still just as much thrill in head-to-head competition on the track or on the field. We’ve gotten away from that.Alex: It seems we’re sort of arguing here that world records aren’t that important. But if so, why the angst about resetting them?Kara: Well, they are important. But a world record is a world record, and it should be hard and it should be rare and it shouldn’t be taken away because we don’t like that they haven’t been broken in a long time.Alex: To me, you scan down the list of current records, and the message it sends is a white flag of surrender — like we’ve given up even pretending that the records are supposed to be undoped. Marita Koch’s doping regimen was released after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and there are other records that aren’t much more credible than hers.Bonnie: There are outlier cases like Koch’s where there is specific evidence out there, but that doesn’t exist for many/most old world records. My angst is from the athletes’ rights perspective.Kara: Imagine you are Mike Powell and you had a magical day and now you are told that your record doesn’t matter because no one has broken it. That’s insane! World records should be rare — they are magical moments when people achieve a new level of human greatness.Alex: Maybe it’s a messaging problem. The proposal clearly states that they’re not implying guilt or “taking away” records. They’re just starting a new list as of 2005. Just like the javelin, which changed technical specs in the 1980s. Instead of talking about “erasing” world records, maybe we should talk about starting a new list of post-2005 records, which will be listed alongside the pre-2005 records in the books.Just like, since turning 40, I get to keep track of my new “masters” PRs …Bonnie: I hear you, Alex. But what I don’t like is the implication that anti-doping now is foolproof. What happens when the “new” records get upended after retesting? Even more of a credibility issue, IMO.Alex: I guess I don’t take the implication that anti-doping is foolproof. No one could possibly believe that. They’re not trying to be perfect, they’re trying to be better.Kara: And yes, I think that is a huge part of it. We are seeing people beat some of these records now that were thought to be unbreakable. So now we are just supposed to believe it because of stored samples?Bonnie: Christie said that for this discussion, we should pretend we’re at a bar. I feel like I’m a couple drinks in.Christie: Ha 🍸Alex: 🙂Christie: So what would you all think of adopting these new rules, but only henceforth? So the old records stay, but new ones have to meet the new criteria. Then you have a line in the sand where records before/after either did or didn’t meet these criteria. (For whatever the criteria are worth.)Kara: I’m fine with requiring more testing. Athletes should always want more testing. But it should not erase what has happened in the past.Alex: Yeah, people like Powell, Paula Radcliffe — I totally understand why they’d be opposed. And maybe that’s sufficient reason not to do it. But then again, maybe there are broader sport-wide benefits that outweigh their needs. (And of course, me naming those two names carries a lot of implicit judgment that is totally fallible!)Christie: Alex, to me this is one of the most insidious things about doping — the atmosphere of suspicion that it creates. It’s totally unfair to clean athletes, but every athlete insists that s/he’s clean! I wrote a story about doping in advance of the 2012 Olympics and while interviewing an athlete who’d started a foundation to promote clean sport, all I could think of was, this is great PR.Kara: Christie, I don’t blame you. And that’s sad! But that’s the world we are in now. To be honest, I am the most skeptical person. I hardly believe anything I see. But I feel so strongly that it is wrong to put an asterisk next to records before 2005.Alex: Kara, you’ve now got a World Championship silver — surely that’s the kind of past that deserves updating! 🙂Kara: But that’s the frustrating thing. I don’t have a WC silver. I have never heard from the IAAF or USA Track & Field [the governing body for the sport in the U.S.]. I still have my bronze. How about they help athletes who have been cheated? Focus on that instead of a big PR move about world records.Alex: Ha, well that’s a fair point.Christie: Kara, I will throw you a huge party and ceremony when they finally deliver that medal! (Hopefully I’ll still be young enough to stand up and clap.)Kara: Haha, I’d love that! I hope that it can be something special I can share with my son and not just mailed to me 10 years after the fact.Christie: OK, let’s start to wrap up. If you were put in charge of the IAAF, what would you do to address these issues and improve the sport’s integrity?Bonnie: 1) Get their own house in order. 2) Show leadership in quality and geographic reach/fairness of testing. 3) Show leadership in quality of service to athletes denied medals by doping. 4) Serious consequences for nations/federations with multiple violations (standard TBD) of organized doping.Kara: All of Bonnie’s points are spot on. How can we trust anything until WADA and IAAF get their act together?Alex: I wish I had a useful answer. Stop accepting bribes?Kara: Yes, that would be a start!Bonnie: I just downed another fictional drink! O-pa!Kara: 😂Alex: Seriously, I don’t have any magical solutions. They should start by doing all the stuff that people like me assumed they were doing all along, until the scandals really started breaking the last few years. As for world records, it doesn’t really bother me one way or the other. I’m not sure I see enough positives from resetting the records to be worth the hassle and ill will it creates. But if they do it, I won’t be too upset either. As long as they don’t touch my City of Toronto Grade 9 1500 record (which was actually scrubbed from the books when they changed the age categories, now that I think about it).Kara: Sounds like a good record!Alex: And now no one can break it. 🙂Christie: 🏆 for you, Alex. I held my high school 1600-meter record for 22 years. For most of those years, I thought the event was the mile, but then I found out that 1600m is just short of a full mile! Not only that, the official record was 3 seconds slower than I remembered it. (The older I get, the faster I was …)Bonnie: I have no records, other than “time spent procrastinating while writing.”Kara: Well, I’m sure that record is clean, Bonnie.Bonnie: Fortunately, chocolate and Diet Coke are not on the banned list.Christie: This has been really fun. Final thoughts?Kara: I do think that athletes should be demanding more change. The more people are outspoken and join forces, the more likely people in charge will be to listen. Look at how amazing the response was for Lily King in Rio. We need more of that.Bonnie: Athletes have more power than they know. I truly think they are the only ones who can force/shape a more rational, honest system.Alex: I agree with Kara that athletes have an important role to play in demanding change. But as Kara and others know, that’s a very, very hard role to play while also trying to compete at an elite level.Kara: People in charge don’t like “whistleblowers.” They are a problem. Do you think the IAAF is reaching out to them and asking what they know? They are not.Bonnie: There’s some interesting research ongoing now about how athletes themselves can probably exert the most pressure on each other, but that is hard for any human in any field.Kara: Competing while being outspoken has been impossible at times. But the more people that do it, the easier it becomes.Bonnie: But if we look at some of the really seminal labor events in sports — the women’s tennis tour, for example — active athletes can have such a huge impact. And anti-doping is part of working conditions, when you come right down to it.Christie: That feels like a nice note to end on. Thanks everyone!Alex: Thanks, all!Kara: Thanks for respectful dialogue!!Bonnie: Thank you! Fun and informative. read more
Fire crews knocked down a large blaze in a detached garage Wednesday morning at a home in the Proebstel area east of Vancouver.The fire was reported at 5:17 a.m. at 22601 N.E. 68th St.Crews from the Vancouver Fire Department were on scene for about an hour and received assistance from East County Fire & Rescue and Clark County Fire District 3, according to Vancouver Fire spokesman Kevin Stromberg.When firefighters arrived, they found a one-story detached garage fully engulfed in flames. A resident at the home said no one was inside the garage, Stromberg said.Crews then turned their attention to preventing the fire from spreading to the nearby house, Stromberg said, which is about 80 to 100 feet away from the garage.Photos from the scene show fire had destroyed a pickup in the garage. Stromberg said the garage and all of its contents are a total loss. The house was not damaged. read more
Posted: December 5, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Some teachers at Gompers Preparatory Academy sign petition to unionize December 5, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Teachers at Gompers Preparatory Academy are looking to unionize. The educators say they are dealing with unequal pay among staff, a long work year with little time-off and a lack of teacher voice in decision making.Two-thirds of the teaching staff signed a petition to unionize.Right now the petition is awaiting verification by Californi’s Public Emplyee Relations Board. That board will decide if a union can form at the school. KUSI Newsroom, read more
Hyundai Motor India’s compact sedan Xcent has garnered 11,000 bookings and over 100,000 enquiries in the country within 30 days of its launch.The Xcent, a sub-4 metre compact sedan is pitted against the Honda Amaze, Maruti Swift Dzire and the upcoming Ford Figo Concept car in India and is offered in both petrol and diesel variants. According to the company, the car has created high interest among young families in metros and Tier II cities.”We appreciate and thank our customers for showing strong confidence in brand Hyundai and making Xcent a huge success in India. Xcent has created a benchmark in quality, features and technology offering higher value proposition in such a short span of time. We are committed and continuously working on the operational efficiencies to cater to the demand to reduce the waiting period,” said Rakesh Srivastava, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing- HMIL .The Xcent, which made its first appearance at the Delhi Auto Expo, is built on the Hyundai’s Grand i10 hatchback platform and shares similarities with its small car Grand i10. Under the hood, the petrol variant of the car comes with the same 1.2-litre kappa 2 motor, which powers the Grand i10 hatchback and the diesel model is powered by 1.1-litre diesel engine. These engines are mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.The second generation U2 CRDi diesel offers a fuel efficiency of 24.4 km per litre while the all-aluminium 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine claims to deliver a mileage of 19.1 km per litre.While the Base trim petrol is priced at 4.66 lakh, the diesel comes with a price tag of 5.56 lakh. The S petrol costs 5.32 lakh and the S (O) petrol is priced at 5.57 lakh. The top SX petrol variant comes at a price point of 6.22 lakh and SX diesel costs 7.13 lakh .The SX (O) petrol variant is available at 6.47 lakh, while the diesel is priced at 7.38 lakh .(ED:VS) read more
(Credit: Aleksandra Suzi/Shutterstock)It’s an ironic fact of life that the symptoms of a cold or fever are actually our bodies’ attempts at a cure. Runny noses, high temperatures and vomiting are all strategies aimed at forcing dangerous microbes from our bodies so we can feel better again. But, how the elevated temperatures that so often accompany an infection help us recuperate has been something of a mystery.“In spite of the fact that they are important to us, there remains very little understanding of what it is that fevers do to improve survival,” said JianFeng Chen, a cell biologist at the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology in China.“Understanding this could be important for people to fight against infections, allergy, autoimmune diseases, and even cancer.”Now, Chen and colleagues have figured out how fevers unleash the immune system to fight off infections. The team’s work could mean new treatments that not only combat infection but also curb inflammation during allergic reactions.Febrile FighterFevers raise body temps anywhere from 2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit. Fever’s protective effects may be in part because ratcheting temps up is sometimes more uncomfortable for pathogens than it is for us. Poliovirus’ ability to multiply plummets in the face of a fever’s heat, for example. But some research has suggested the scorching conditions might also flush out infections by setting immune cells in action. Chen and colleagues wanted to find out how.Heat ShockedThe researchers isolated immune cells from mice and then put them in incubators set to a normal body temperature (about 98.6 degrees F) or a feverish temp of 104 degrees F. They found the immune cells that grew in the febrile environment produced a suite of molecules called heat shock proteins. One of these proteins, known as Hsp90, quickly set in motion a cascade of events that eventually directed the immune cells to the infection, Chen and team report today in the journal Immunity.“During infection, this mechanism can enhance the [movement of immune] cells to… sites of infection and facilitate the clearance of pathogens,” Chen said.“This pathway is critical for animal survival during infection,” he added. Indeed, disrupting the pathway with a mutation in Hsp90 impaired the ability of mice infected with Salmonella to fight off the infection, the researchers found.The discovery suggests that therapies to raise Hsp levels could help fight infections, while lowering them could help those with allergies or autoimmune diseases by slowing down inflammation, Chen said.It also points to some new advice for people with a fever.“People should avoid using fever-reducing drugs immediately once they have a fever,” Chen added. Instead he recommends taking a fever-reducing drug only after several hours with a high temperature. That way Hsp90 has had a chance to mobilize the immune system to clear the infection. read more
Southern Ocean LodgeSouthern Ocean Lodge celebrates a decade’s contributionKangaroo Island’s multi award-winning luxury retreat Southern Ocean Lodge celebrates ten years of operations this month, offering a chance to reflect on the boost generated to the island and South Australian economies over the decade.The Baillie Lodges property envisioned by life and business partners James and Hayley Baillie was an ambitious project for its location on Kangaroo Island’s remote, pristine southwest coast, demanding some five years’ planning and approvals in the lead up to opening on March 29, 2008.Designed by Kangaroo Island-born architect Max Pritchard, Southern Ocean Lodge appears to float along its clifftop position and represents a new breed of luxury, where the wildly beautiful location is reflected indoors, and local artworks, sculptures and custom furnishings create a timeless appeal.Over the past ten years, Southern Ocean Lodge has welcomed more than 37,000 guests to stay from across 40 different countries, with international and domestic visitors arriving in roughly equal numbers. Southern Ocean Lodge has attracted its share of loyal fans, with almost 200 guests returning for ten or more stays at over this time.In 2017 tourism to Kangaroo Island (KI) brought $137m^ in visitor expenditure to the South Australian economy, on track for an expected $168m contribution by 2020. More than 130 tourism businesses support 500 jobs on the island. A comparison of data from the Survey of Tourist Accommodation* (STA) on Kangaroo Island shows accommodation revenue grew from $6.4m in FY2008 to $16.8m in FY2016, an increase of 163 per cent.Essential to the Southern Ocean Lodge concept is a ‘sense of place’, where guests are treated to a world-class menu created exclusively from local ingredients – from American River oysters and Southrock free-range lamb to sustainably produced marron and barramundi – enjoyed with a help-yourself bar of fine South Australian wine and small-batch beers and spirits.On average every month, Southern Ocean Lodge’ local produce orders include:1200 bottles of premium South Australian wine14 bottles of KI Spirits Wild Gin55 kg of live Kangaroo Island marron390 dozen or 4680 KI free range eggs85 fresh KI pheasants and 85 fresh KI partridges65 sustainably produced barramundi from KI’s Parndana School50 dozen South Australian oysters, from American River and Coffin Bay85 kg of KI Sheep’s milk yoghurt345 litres of Fleurieu Peninsula milk and cream.To mark the milestone, Hayley Baillie has compiled a journal-style book, A Celebration of Timeless Design, charting the journey of the lodge from planning through construction and its first ten years of operation. The book champions the local operators who have played an integral role in the project, including tour operators, food and wine producers, artists, furniture designers and sandstone workers.A new airport lounge accessible exclusively to Southern Ocean Lodge guests will also be unveiled mid-year, designed by architect Max Pritchard as part of the redevelopment of Kingscote Airport.South Australian Tourism Commission Chief Executive Rodney Harrex said the standards set by Southern Ocean Lodge over its ten-year tenure had been incredibly high and were a benchmark for high end luxury tourism experiences.“Congratulations to Southern Ocean Lodge on this incredible milestone. The team are doing great work in building the profile of the region, creating jobs and supporting local communities and industries – all while providing guests a world class experience,” Mr Harrex said.“The luxury retreat has a strong reputation globally and is a key economic driver for Kangaroo Island.”Luxury Lodges of Australia Executive Officer Penny Rafferty said Southern Ocean Lodge marked a new era in Australian luxury lodging, with a new breed of super high end, experience-focused lodges established around this time in remarkable destinations around the country.“Southern Ocean Lodge was an absolute catalyst and leader in the luxury lodge field. The magnitude and plain gutsiness of the project was unlike anything we’d seen previously in Australia,” Ms Rafferty said.“It gave quality tourism and hospitality operators the confidence to invest deeply in this style of high-end experiential product in incredible, often very remote Australian regions. It was a game changer for Kangaroo Island, South Australia, and Australia globally.”Baillie Lodges’ James Baillie said Southern Ocean Lodge had been an incredible achievement both professionally and personally for him and his wife Hayley.“We were really up against it from the start. Southern Ocean Lodge is in a remote, difficult location, where the next stop south is Antarctica. But we both really believed in the project and were determined to see it through,” Mr Baillie said.“To see Southern Ocean Lodge thriving a decade on, exceeding guest expectations and recognised as setting the bar in luxury lodgings makes Hayley and I feel proud and privileged for the opportunity.”Just released: a new, short video of Southern Ocean Lodge is available to view and download here: https://southernoceanlodge.com.au/video/^Source: South Australian Tourism Commission Value of Tourism on Kangaroo Island*Australian Bureau of Statistics Survey of Tourist Accommodation (STA) is a census of all in-scope accommodation establishments with 15 or more rooms Source = Baillie Lodges read more
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