Are sandbags effective A look at the popular floodprevention tool

first_imgWHAT CAN MAKE SANDBAGS MORE EFFECTIVE?The federal government’s guide to reducing flood damage contains numerous tips for effective sandbag deployment. It suggests digging a trench to support the sandbag dike, as well as covering it with some form of plastic sheeting to further limit its permeability. Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency and other municipal sites urge users not to fill homemade sandbags up beyond the halfway point and to ensure they overlap one another as the dike is built. Blatz echoed that advice and stressed the importance of tamping bags down with one’s feet to further compact the sand inside. For centuries, residents of flood-prone areas have looked to sandbags to stave off rising waters. Flood management experts say that while it’s easy to understand why sandbags have become the first line of defence, they may not necessarily be the best one. Here’s a look at sandbags and their effectiveness: DO SANDBAGS WORK AS FLOOD-PREVENTION TOOLS?It depends entirely on the type of flood. Tamsin Lyle, principle engineer at British Columbia-based flood management company Ebbwater Consulting, said sandbags can be very effective in situations where they won’t have prolonged exposure to water. Examples she cited include flash floods or holding off ocean waves that only reach impacted areas at high tide. But Lyle said sandbags lose much of their value once they become saturated with water, making them relatively ineffective in prolonged floods such as those currently unfolding in much of eastern Canada. WHY ARE SANDBAGS SO POPULAR?  Lyle said the primary benefits of sandbags lie in their low cost and ease of use. Nearly anyone armed with a shovel and the right materials can construct a temporary flood barrier for next to nothing, she said, adding that pre-filled sandbags can also be stockpiled at home with relative ease. According to the Water Security Agency of Saskatchewan, optimal materials include burlap or plastic sacs filled with relatively heavy rather than gravelly soil. These factors, Lyle said, confer other “intangible benefits” that contribute to the sandbag’s popularity. “It makes people feel like they’re doing something,” Lyle said of filling and deploying the barriers. “It brings communities together. You feel like you’re fighting the flood.”center_img WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES?In addition to their lack of durability in longer-term flood conditions, Lyle said sandbags can easily spring leaks if not assembled or deployed properly. James Blatz, a University of Manitoba civil engineering professor who studied the effectiveness of sandbags, said their drawbacks become even more evident once floodwaters have receded. The bags are generally made of materials that are not resistant to UV rays, ensuring they degrade quickly. Once sand contaminated by dirty floodwaters are added to the mix, Blatz said the result is a single-use product that quickly makes its way to the landfill. He recognizes, however, that these disadvantages won’t carry much weight for people in the midst of a flooding crisis. “When there’s a flood happening, you don’t have time to sit and chat with the academics,” he said. “You put whatever you can in front of the water and do your best.” ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES TO SANDBAGS THAT MIGHT WORK BETTER?Yes, there are several, though they can’t be deployed for the same low cost as sandbags. Lyle said an increasingly popular option is a sort of large rubber tube known as an aquadam that fills up with floodwater and creates a barrier in the process. Another option gaining popularity in Europe, she said, involves sets of interlocking blocks that can be stored in off-seasons and assembled between pillars installed outside a home. Lyle said both tools outperform sandbags, adding they also have the advantage of being reusable. But she said a crucial part of flood prevention involves governments and municipal planners being more proactive in ensuring communities are ready to react if floodwaters rise.Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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OPP Aboriginal unit fell under sway of Six Nations in Caledonia book

first_imgBy Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsAn Ontario Provincial Police unit created to deal with First Nations protests and blockades developed “Stockholm syndrome” with the leaders behind the Six Nations land seizure of a residential development in Caledonia, Ont., a new book claims.The recently released book, called Helpless, Caledonia’s nightmare of fear and anarchy and how the law failed all of us, was written by Globe and Mail columnist Christie Blatchford.The book focuses primarily on the lives of Caledonia residents who were caught in the middle of an escalating land claims battle between the Iroquois of Six Nations and the federal government that dates back 200 years and was even a file on the desk of Canada’s first prime minister.Blatchford’s Caledonia book aims to prove that the OPP administered “two-tiered justice” that treated the First Nations protestors more favourably than the non-Aboriginal Canadians caught in the cross-fire.The book relates stories from Caledonia residents who say they felt abandoned by the police who did little when non-Aboriginal locals faced harassment and threats from Six Nations protestors, had their cars sabotaged or rocks thrown at their homes. Caledonia residents also recounted how they felt that the police treated the non-Aboriginal residents who were simply trying to protect their property and lives like criminals.Blatchford also delves into the workings of the Aboriginal Relations Team (ART), a special OPP unit created in 2004 in response to the shooting of Dudley George at Ipperwash Provincial Park in 1995. Quoting unnamed and named OPP sources, Blatchford paints a picture of an ineffectual unit that appeared to have fallen under the sway of Six Nations leaders.The Caledonia crisis exploded after the OPP botched a raid in April 2006 on Douglas Creek Estates (DCE), a nascent residential development on long-claimed land that was seized by Six Nations residents.The ART team was led at the time of the Caledonia uprising by Dudley George’s cousin, Superintendant Ron (Spike) George, who was the head of Aboriginal Issues, Operations for the OPP.Blatchford wrote that frontline OPP officers were beginning to wonder which side the ART team was on.According to Blatchford, ART initially relied on four “contacts” from Six Nations and they included Dick Hill, Clyde Powless, Jesse Porter and Janie Jamieson, who was one of the original protestors to march onto DCE.Blatchford writes that in the first years of the Caledonia crisis, George and the ART would check any planned DCE-related OPP operation with Hill.“The OPP was essentially seeking the permission of the occupiers before taking any law-enforcement action,” writes Blatchford.Blatchford also quotes a “well-regarded OPP officer” who says Hill vetoed numerous OPP operations.“‘The answer was always the same: ‘If we do this there will be a huge backlash, rising tensions and the natives will have 200 men here at sunrise blocking roads,” this officer says. ‘So every operation was stood down.’”Blatchford writes that George fell “into a posture of trying to please or appease (Hill)” and traces it back to the initial encounter between Hill and George and the discussion of an ancient battle between the Iroquois and Ojibway.“(Hill) is alleged to have made a disparaging remark about his tribe (Iroquois) having routed George’s (Ojibway), and (Hill) said, ‘We kicked your ass hundreds of years ago, and I’ll be fucked if I negotiate with you.’”Blatchford quotes former Windspeaker reporter Paul Barnsley, and now the head of APTN’s investigative unit, to describe Hill as a “Warrior Society member.”Hill could not be reached for comment.Quoting Karl Walsh, the OPP’s union head, Blatchford writes that the ART had developed “Stockholm syndrome” as a result of working too closely with the key players from Six Nations.Stockholm syndrome is a term usually used to describe what happens to hostages who begin to empathize with their captors after a long period of captivity.“‘(Walsh) kept hearing that the ART members were ‘talking to, cavorting with, drinking with , eating with, getting subject to Stockholm syndrome with’ the occupiers and their leaders,” writes Blatchford.Blatchford also writes that “OPP members were also hearing reports of the ART becoming too tight with some of the less savoury characters” of the Six Nations land seizure and that the unit was withholding key intelligence from other OPP units.ART’s actions defended by OPPThe ART no longer exists, but it became a model for the existing provincial liaison team program created to deal with all major events, including First Nations issues, dignitary visits and other situations where there is a high potential for conflict, said OPP spokesman Insp. Dave Ross.Ross said the unit’s work in building ties to the Six Nations leadership actually “minimized the potential for violence and bloodshed in a very trying” situation.“They did admirably well in that situation in building that trust and relationship that allows that dialogue to happen when we get to serious incidents,” said Ross.Ross dismissed the allegations of two-tiered justice, saying that the OPP laid a total of 162 charges against 69 people in relation to incidents in and around the seized DCE territory. He said about 46 OPP officers were injured trying to keep the peace.“It is a difficult and complex matter,” said Ross. “Our primary role is to prevent violence and keep the peace.”Those who study and have policed conflicts between First Nations communities and the Canadian state say the OPP was caught in the middle of a volatile and political conflict that they had no ability to solve.A security source, who requested anonymity, but was involved in the early days of Caledonia, Ipperwash and with policing the Mohawk Warrior Society, said that the Oka crisis, the Gustafson Lake conflict and Ipperwash all weighed heavily on the decisions of the OPP. The source defended the actions of George and the ART.“The ART were really trying to embed themselves with the people in the community and the people involved in the disputes,” said the source. “What happened during Oka and Ipperwash was that communication breaks down and if you don’t know the players and they don’t know you, how do you build it? You can’t build a house when it’s burning down.”The source said that the Six Nations leadership was also trying control a “few hotheads” within its ranks.“Sometimes that is hard to do without inflaming things,” the source said.The source said the OPP were facing a well-financed group that had widespread community support. There was no easy way for police to dislodge Six Nations from the DCE site so they had to adjust their response accordingly.“Whenever you attach emotion and history to a situation, don’t expect a quick resolution and don’t think that force is going to resolve it.”The people who lived near the conflict zone became victims of historical and political forces far outside their control, said the source.“When you are standing in the middle of a fire, whether you put yourself there, or someone else put you there, you are going to get burned a little, it is going to be tough.”Queen’s University military studies professor Douglas Bland says police forces in general are not equipped to deal with conflicts involving First Nations and land claims.A situation like Caledonia cannot be treated purely as a criminal matter because it carries heavy political and historical baggage often involving a whole community, Bland said. Police in these situations have to act more like UN Peacekeepers because things could easily spread across the country.“The police are barely trained to deal with these kinds of things and they don’t like to deal with these kinds of things,” said Bland, who recently wrote a novel on a fictitious Indigenous revolt. “The thing that you hope to do in these peacekeeping missions is to settle everybody down and put out the immediate fires and get reasonable members of both communities to sit down and sort things out…a bar fight, they can sort out, but a community in uproar, they can’t deal with it, and anyway, that is not their business.”He said police are forced to make stark choices when it comes to keeping a lid on these sorts of situations.“(The OPP) didn’t want this local situation to explode in their face where they couldn’t control it and they were willing to tolerate the discomfort of the Canadians who had settled on what was reserve land rather than try and force the Six Nations people to give up that,” said Bland. “(The OPP) were more willing to take the heat from citizens who took them to court and lost their houses because they knew they would be compensated, rather than get into a fight with people on the reserve, who were armed and no one knew where that would go.”last_img read more

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Family of dead Labrador teen wants meeting with Penashue

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe family of Burton Winters is still searching for answers.Winters, 14, from Makkovik, Labrador, went missing two weeks ago.His body was found four days later.Now a mother is trying to discover why search and rescue officials didn’t do more to find the boy.APTN National News reporter Taryn Della has this story from Halifax.last_img

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Bill Murray Moroccan Actors Couldnt Attend Marrakech Film Festival Over Tuxedo

Marrakech – American actor and comedian Bill Murray said on Friday that Moroccan amateur actors he worked with on the film “Rock the Kasbah” could not attend the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival simply because “they do not own a tuxedo.”After delivering a strong and moving message in French about the terrorist attacks in Paris, the American actor said he was happy to be back to Morocco, and met with his friends Jamal, Mohammed, and Abdul, with whom he worked on Rock the Kasbah, filmed in Morocco a year and half ago and released last month.“I am going to interrupt these serious remarks by saying: I am really happy to be back here in Morocco and see my friends Jamal, Mohammed, and Abdul with whom I worked on the film.” “They could not have been here this evening because they do not own a tuxedo.”Murray was among those who received a special honor for his lengthy career in film at Morocco’s Film Festival.Murray expressed his thanks to the King of Morocco, the organizers of the festival, and the Moroccan people.“I love Morocco,” he said.According to the organizers of the festival, “Fifteen feature films celebrating youth and diversity are vying for the Golden Star. They will be judged by an internationally-recognized jury, chaired by famous American director Francis Ford Coppola.”During the eight days of the festival, 93 films from 33 countries will be screened in all sections in this year’s session dedicated to the celebration of Canadian cinema. read more

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Canadian light oil prices hit with the same discounts crushing oilsands prices

CALGARY — The same factors that have inflated the discount paid for Canadian oilsands heavy crude compared with U.S. oil are also driving a substantial rise in the discount for light Canadian oil.Accounting firm Deloitte says in a report that the difference between New York-traded West Texas Intermediate and Edmonton Light oil prices widened to US$7.32 per barrel in January, an 86 per cent increase over the average of US$3.93 per barrel in the fourth quarter of last year.Deloitte partner Andrew Botterill says the lower relative pricing for Canadian crude is partly caused by pipeline capacity constraints as oil production rises in Canada. A key conduit to the U.S. market, TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline, remains at lower capacity following a leak in November.‘Who would’ve done that?’: Capacity crunch forces desperate gas producers to sign 100-year deals with TransCanadaCanada’s crude-by-rail terminals sitting idle amid locomotive shortage as oil glut growsCanadian crude just found a new way to Asia — no pipeline necessaryHe says there’s also less room for Canadian crude in American refineries, which are running at a 13-year high of more than 90 per cent of capacity, because of strong U.S. crude oil production in 2017.Deloitte predicts that Canadian price differentials will start to return to historic norms as the new Sturgeon Refinery northeast of Edmonton ramps up production this year, soaking up some of Alberta’s oilsands crude surplus, and as more refinery room becomes available in the U.S.It adds that the Alberta government’s recent initiatives to encourage building partial upgrading facilities for oilsands crude, if successful, will also help free up more export pipeline room.About 850,000 barrels per day of Canada’s oil production is conventional light oil — the rest of the 4.5 million bpd total is oilsands bitumen and conventional heavy oil. read more

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Oil prices barely budge lower World Bank forecast offsets dip in US

The price of oil bounced around before finishing with a slight gain Wednesday. U.S. supplies declined more than expected, but a reduction in the World Bank’s estimate of global economic growth raised concerns about demand.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for July delivery rose five cents to US$104.40 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Brent crude, the benchmark for international varieties, gained 43 cents to US$109.95 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London amid increased tensions in Iraq.The U.S. Energy Department reported that oil supplies fell by 2.6 million barrels in the week ended June 6. Analysts had expected a decline of 1.2 million barrels, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.The World Bank downgraded its forecast for the global economy this year, citing a bitter American winter and the political crisis in Ukraine. It now estimates growth of 2.8 per cent, down from a previous estimate of 3.2 per cent.Geopolitical risks for energy markets were reinforced by al-Qaida inspired militants overrunning much of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday. Mosul is in an area that is usually — though not currently — a major gateway for Iraqi oil.In other energy futures trading on Nymex, wholesale gasoline rose three cents to US$3 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil added two cents to US$2.90 a gallon and natural gas slipped two cents to US$4.51 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS), (TSX:CVE) by The Associated Press Posted Jun 11, 2014 1:55 pm MDT Oil prices barely budge; lower World Bank forecast offsets dip in U.S. supplies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Football Ohio State molds offense to best suit Dwayne Haskins

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) catches a snap in the second quarter of the game against Rutgers on Sept. 8. Ohio State won 52-3. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorWhen recruiting high school players to come to Ohio State, head coach Urban Meyer said he does not try and find players that fit the offense the team runs. For Meyer, it’s the opposite. It’s finding the best talent and molding the offense around particular players. With that, Meyer brought together a coaching staff with the goal of building an offense best suited to highlight the specific talents of the players they have. That idea continued with redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Haskins is taking over for J.T. Barrett, a former quarterback who specialized in the dual-threat option game, using his arm and his running ability intermittently to move the ball downfield, something the Buckeye offense built itself around. With Haskins, Ohio State had to mold a brand new offense, something Meyer has had to do before. “When we recruited Dwayne he had a very good skill set. So it’s our job as coaches to adapt,” Meyer said Monday. “So we’ve tried to have very good offensive coaches obviously, and they take what people can do and do what they do best.” That’s exactly what Ohio State has done. Instead of running an offense that leads the conference in rushing, something Barrett did in his final season with Ohio State, Meyer and his coaching staff have an offense that leads the Big Ten in passing, averaging 365.8 passing yards per game with quarterbacks completing 76.9 percent of passes for an average of 13.3 yards per completion. For Meyer, this is a product of what opposing defenses have given the Ohio State offense. He said opposing teams are still giving the wide receivers single coverage, and that Haskins takes advantage of the coverage with the timing the offensive line gives him inside the pocket. Leading quarterbacks like Alex Smith at Utah, Tim Tebow at Florida and Braxton Miller at Ohio State, Meyer said he rarely has a quarterback like Haskins, a pro-style, pass-first quarterback who has thrown 16-of-17 total passing touchdowns this season at the helm of his offense. “I don’t think we’ve ever had a team average over 300 yards passing in a game,” Meyer said. “It’s different. But the one thing that Ryan [Day] and Kevin [Wilson] have done is utilize the skill set we have of the offensive personnel.”With Ohio State averaging 54.5 points per game and leading the Big Ten with 599 yards of total offense per game, Meyer will take the yardage any way he can get it. “It’s all about equating numbers,” Meyer said. “You equate numbers a handful of different ways. And in the pro-style traditional guy like Dwayne, you equate it by throwing.” The change does not stop in the passing game. Without a quarterback who can run a run-pass option similar to Barrett or what Penn State redshirt senior quarterback Trace McSorley will run against the Ohio State defense on Saturday, Meyer cannot run the double option where the second option is the quarterback run. Meyer said the Ohio State offense still runs the double option, but in a different way than in past seasons. “The double options are, sometimes you’ll see it looks like a called pass, but that’s a run where we’re reading the second-level defenders,” Meyer said. With sophomore J.K. Dobbins and redshirt junior Mike Weber splitting series at running back, Ohio State has the No. 5 rush offense in the Big Ten, averaging 233.3 yards per game with backs averaging 5.4 yards per carry. Compared to the 17 touchdowns Ohio State has recorded in the passing game, six different backs have combined for 10 rushing touchdowns, with Weber and Dobbins combining for five scores. However, the true read-option offense is not exactly gone. In terms of personnel, Meyer said Ohio State still has the ability to run a similar kind of offense Barrett did in his collegiate career with redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell — who has averaged 6.7 yards per carry and scored two rushing touchdowns. As Meyer has said multiple times, Haskins is not Barrett. With that, Haskins will not run a dual-threat offense that serviced to Barrett’s strengths, just like Barrett would not have run a pro-style offense that would have complemented a quarterback like Cardale Jones. For Meyer, it’s about creating an offense that puts Haskins in the best situation to beat opposing defenses. “When you watch the film, it’s like I said, it’s not the same,” Meyer said. “It’s a very different offense right now. One was a run first, pass second. This is a do what they give you.” read more

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Protecting our children from sexual exploitation

first_imgA new partnership has been created between Victoria Police and the Department of Health and Human Services in a bid to protect children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation.This will see each child identified as being at a serious risk, for the first time allocated a Victoria Police Sexual Offence and Child Abuse investigator.Together with child protection staff, the investigator will seek to build a relationship of trust with their subject to help bring perpetrators to justice. The approach is part of the Labor government’s ‘Keeping them safe from sexual exploitation’ strategy, which has so far seen the employment of four specialist sexual exploitation child protection practitioners and the allocation of $8 million to provide minimum qualification training for residential care workers looking after children who are unable to live with their families.To further help children at risk, Child Protection will also be introducing improved ways to respond when children and young people go missing.“The sad fact is that any child or young person can find themselves targeted by people who want to exploit them – and as a community, we have to do all in our power to prevent that,” said Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos. “Child Protection workers, community agencies and Victoria Police work very closely to keep children safe. I welcome this additional assistance from the Victoria Police child sexual exploitation experts.” The model will initially be introduced in Epping, Dandenong, Brimbank, Ballarat and Shepparton. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Battle Ground Ridgefield vie for Clark College satellite campus

first_imgClark College leaders want to build a satellite campus in north Clark County, spurring Ridgefield and Battle Ground officials to attempt to woo the Vancouver-based community college. Both communities say that it would anchor north Clark County’s economy, boosting job growth, and adding education and training programs.Leaders of both cities have sent letters encouraging Clark College officials to expand the community college’s offerings to their towns.Barbara Kerr, a spokeswoman for Clark College, declined to comment on the details of any real estate discussions. Under state open meetings law, she said, the college’s Board of Trustees is allowed to discuss some matters privately, including certain real estate issues.Kerr said the college is exploring building another facility in north or central Clark County for the same reason it developed an east Vancouver campus in the Columbia Tech Center complex: population growth.Based on the state government’s financial outlook, Kerr said, the college believes it could take up to 10 years before ground could be broken.But local municipal leaders are not waiting.The campus would be a “tremendous asset to the Ridgefield community,” according to a letter sent to the college’s Board of Trustees from the Port of Ridgfield, thelast_img read more

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Whooping cough epidemic eases

first_imgThe pace of the whooping cough epidemic that’s tallied more than 2,600 cases across the state appears to finally be slowing.Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer, said Wednesday that while new cases continue to pop up in the county and across the state, the rapid pace experienced earlier this year appears to be losing steam.Last week, the state reported 47 new cases of the illness — significantly less than the 251 cases reported during the peak week of the outbreak (May 13-19).From Jan. 1 to June 23, health officials confirmed 2,647 cases of whooping cough. That’s compared with just 187 cases during the same time period in 2011.In Clark County, health officials have confirmed 186 cases of whooping cough since Jan. 1. That’s six times the number of cases this time last year, according to county records.Clark County Public Health staff investigated every local case, interviewing the ill person and identifying others who may have been exposed, Melnick said.During those investigations, health officialslearned that some kids with the illness were returning to school before completing five days of antibiotics, meaning they were still contagious, Melnick said. In response, public health staff sent notifications in April and May to local medical providers, alerting them to the pattern, he said.Health officials and medical groups across the state have also ramped up efforts to get people vaccinated against the respiratory illness.The county and Kaiser Permanente offered free whooping cough vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured adults and children throughout the month of June. The final two clinics are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and Friday at Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park Medical Office, 12607 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.last_img read more

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Germanys Merkel secures fourth term in power

first_imgThis file photo taken on 27 February 2018 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a press conference at the Chancellery in Berlin. AFPChancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday vowed to work with the Social Democrats for the “good of Germany”, after the centre-left party agreed to join her new coalition, but the veteran leader will go into her fourth term with weaker cards than before.Two in three of the SPD’s rank and file voting in a make or break referendum backed a new partnership with Merkel’s conservatives, heralding an end to the political stalemate that has plagued Europe’s biggest economy since September’s inconclusive elections.But the chancellor, in power for 12 years, has had to pay a high price to coax the reluctant Social Democratic Party (SPD) back into another loveless “grand coalition”.Congratulating the SPD for its “clear result”, Merkel said using her CDU party’s Twitter account that she was looking forward to “further cooperation for the good of our country”.Stung by their worst post-war results, the SPD had initially ruled out another four years under Merkel’s shadow.But after Merkel’s attempt to cobble together a government with two smaller parties failed, the SPD relented.With the party riven over its way forward, its leadership promised its more than 460,000 members the final say on any coalition deal.“We now have clarity. The SPD will be in the next government,” said SPD’s caretaker chairman Olaf Scholz, adding his party plans to send three male and three female ministers to the cabinet.European partners waiting impatiently for post-war Germany to end its longest stretch of coalition haggling heaved a sigh of relief, with French president Emmanuel Macron calling the SPD decision “good news for Europe.”“France and Germany will work together starting in the coming weeks to develop new initiatives for advancing the European project,” Macron’s office said.In a nod to the the abbreviation “GroKo” as the grand right-left coalition is known in Germany, European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans wrote on Twitter: “GroGO! For solidarity in Germany and EU!”Following the SPD’s emphatic decision for a new partnership, Merkel is expected to launch her fourth government by mid-March.‘Criticisms’But the long-serving leader faces a far rockier road ahead than in the last four years.Unlike in their previous partnership when Merkel’s conservatives and the SPD enjoyed a crushing majority, this time they now have only a slim 56 per cent (399 out of total 709) of seats in parliament.Both sides had been weakened as voters angry about the arrival of more than a million asylum seekers in Germany since 2015 turned to the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD).Noting that it would be the biggest opposition party now that the SPD has joined the government, the AfD’s parliamentary group leader Alice Weidel promised that “the bill will come at the latest in 2021.”Wary of ceding further ground to the far-right Islamophobic outfit as voters turn away from traditional parties, Merkel’s conservatives and the SPD have inserted a clause to review their cooperation in two years.Dissenting voices in the SPD also promise to keep the long-time partners on their toes.The SPD’s youth chief Kevin Kuehnert, who ran an impassioned campaign against the planned coalition known as “GroKo”, expressed disappointment at Sunday’s vote result.“When criticism is necessary, then it will come from us,” he vowed, adding that young Social Democrats won’t rest until there is a “fundamental renewal” in the party.Within her ranks too, Merkel, who once seemed invincible, is looking increasingly vulnerable as calls grow louder for change.Renewal soughtOpponents of her liberal refugee policy have grown more outspoken, while the conservative wing of her party is seething at having lost control of the powerful finance ministry to the Social Democrats as part of the coalition deal.For the chancellor, who is under pressure within her party to rejuvenate her ranks, the clock is essentially ticking to groom her successor.In a bid to tamp down criticism, Merkel has brought one of her most outspoken CDU critics, Jens Spahn, into her next cabinet as health minister.Spahn, 37, a former deputy to hardliner Wolfgang Schaeuble at the finance ministry, has repeatedly slammed Merkel’s centrist policies, particularly on immigration.He has also advocated a sharp conservative shift in a bid to woo back voters from the AfD, which garnered nearly 13 per cent in the September election.Announcing the new line-up, Merkel called Spahn “a representative of the younger generation” who would play a constructive role.But crucially, at a congress this week, her party also formally appointed its new general secretary, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, tapped by Merkel to kickstart the renewal process.Sueddeutsche daily noted that “she is the one who has made it clear that the CDU is now no longer without a successor for Merkel”.last_img read more

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How to Install a Firewall

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It seems like every day we hear of a computer security breach in the news: A hacker who has stolen records from one company or another; an ex-employee who remotely accessed a supposedly “off limit” company network and stole or destroyed data–and this is only the incidents we hear about. But like the more general crime news we hear, see or read about in the media, there’s much more that happens that we don’t hear about.Your business is no exception when it comes to online security, and as we speak, I’m sure hackers are testing your network or that of your competitor or partner for security weaknesses. How can you protect your business? How can you be secure? Unfortunately, you can never be 100% secure, but there is something you can do to ensure your computers and network are as secure as possible.A firewall is one of the best security roadblocks you can have and will help protect your computer from the malicious threats of the online world. In addition to a firewall, it’s important to always back up your data and have an anti-virus program installed on your computers and network as well (e.g., e-mail, file server and other entry points).Firewalls carefully scan each port on your computer to ensure the packets of data going through them comply with the specifications you have set. For example, maybe you don’t allow instant messaging (IM). Your firewall will ensure that no instant messages go in or out of your computer system. Why would you want to block IM? Maybe you want to prevent employees from using it to chat with friends and family instead of working. Furthermore, many online attacks happen through IM, so blocking IM is one way to bolster security.Firewalls act like security guards at a big building. There are many people going in and out of the building, but not each person is treated the same. Some people have full access to the building, while others need to be escorted by a staff member. Others might have to deliver certain packages to the back of the building. In the same way, a firewall can be configured to block (or allow) access to certain websites, “protocols” (the language different computer services use to speak to one another) or even certain words or phrases.There are two kinds of firewalls: software and hardware appliances.Software firewalls are installed on your computer system and are ideal for ensuring that every computer (including your in-office staff and remote employees) has a basic level of protection against threats when they’re online.A hardware appliance is best for installing at each entry point to your corporate network (such as your cable or DSL connection). Since it’s an appliance, it’s always on, isn’t dependent on a computer being turned on or off, won’t crash due to your operating system not working right, and is often more robust and powerful than software-based firewalls.Windows XP comes with a free Windows firewall (software based). If you have an older version of Windows or if you want to use a different firewall than what Microsoft provides, you can download a free firewall program from Download.com (a great resource for a lot of free or trial software) or purchase one from a number of vendors. (Type “Firewall” into any search engine and you’ll be given a list of many software and hardware firewall vendors). While Microsoft’s built-in firewall is “good,” there are more robust firewalls (usually that blend anti-virus, anti-phishing and other technologies) that you can purchase for better protection.When installing a firewall, keep these things in mind:It’s best to have a security expert configure your hardware firewalls to harden your network as much as possible. The configuration of your firewall is what will make it strong or weak.If your firewall is too secure, you might inhibit users from doing their work, so there must be a careful blend of being very secure but not too secure.Software or firewall? There’s a debate as to which one is best, and it’s best to use a mix of both. Have a software firewall on every computer. Have a hardware firewall on each main internet connection (such as your DSL line), or if you have several servers and want to boost protection even more, have one on each server. Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global June 19, 2006 4 min readlast_img read more

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Temptation Cancun now offering agent rates

first_imgTags: Temptation Cancun Share Temptation Cancun now offering agent rates Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Wednesday, June 26, 2019 MIAMI — Temptation Cancun Resort has launched exclusive rates for travel agents to visit the property.Rates are US$99 per person/per night, single occupancy, or US$69 per person/per night, double occupancy.Says a rep for the property: “With these unbeatable prices, agents curious about selling this to their clients can take advantage of the offer and become a walking testimony, while returning agents can relive the fun and see first-hand what’s new at the property.”The offer applies for travel between June 15, 2019 through December 20, 2020. An agent ID is required at the time of booking and upon check in. The maximum length per stay is seven nights.For reservations or more information, agents are asked to contact reservog@original-group.com or call 1-855-556-1632 from Canada and the U.S. Blackout dates are December 21, 2019 to January 1, 2020 and the agent rates are subject to availability and hotel confirmation. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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TG ships US blueberries to Vietnam for the

first_img T&G ships U.S. blueberries to Vietnam for the … South African blueberry industry forecasts soaring … February 25 , 2019 Successful International Blueberry Summit “raised … Chile expecting U.S. to lift blueberry fumigation … center_img Indian fruit importer IG International says that sales of blueberries – a relatively unknown fruit in the country – are on the upswing in urban areas.The leading importer is importing around 130 metric tons (MT) of the fruit, to sell in major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Ahmedabad.It attributed rising consumption levels largely to the superfruit’s numerous health benefits. The company is importing the varieties Semana, Jewel, Star, Ventura, Emerald, Legacy, Duke, and Brightwell, selling them at 2000 rupees (US$28) per kilogram.”Blueberries are incredibly healthy and help boost one’s heart and brain functions, among numerous other nutritious benefits. Moreover, they are colourful and sweet along with being healthy, thereby earning a place in the hearts of our consumers,” said Tarun Arora, director of IG International,”Considering the increase in sales of this batch of import, we at IG International are certain that this fruit’s healthy and sweet nature will continue to appeal to taste buds of our urban Indian audience.”In 2017 IG announced a joint venture with Mountain Blue to produce blueberries in India under a new company called BerryLife.IG International imports 32 global varieties of fruits to India from across 22 countries. The company also has global offices in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, China, and the U.S. You might also be interested inlast_img read more

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first_imgluxe packagenew south walesPort StephensThe AnchorageThe Anchorage Port StephensWinter dealswinter specials The Anchorage at Port Stephens has a Winter Luxe promotion currently running until 31 August 2018. Guests can Stay 3 and Pay 2 nights between Monday to Thursday evenings, or receive a straight 20 per cent off any two-night stay, 7 days a week during the promotion period.Throughout the month of July, a festive spirit will run during the Christmas in July month. Every night in July, adults can enjoy complimentary mulled wine by the fire while children receive a bonus gift from Santa. A five-course adults menu is on offer for $75 for adults between Sunday to Thursday (a $20 children’s menu includes meal, ice cream, soft drink and a festive activity pack).Hemingways BarThe Anchorage will also offer a five-course French dinner on Bastille Day, Saturday 14 July. On Friday 31 August, the restaurant will host a Semillon and Seafood Dinner with Brokenwood Wines and McWilliam’s Wines. At Hemingway’s Bar, you can also take part in daily whisky tastings at 5pm for $60 per person.Winter Packages excludes public holidays. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Block out dates and minimum night stays may apply. Valid for new bookings only.Visit The Anchorage or phone 02 4984 2555.last_img read more

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Karma Group has announced the acquisition of a new

first_imgKarma Group has announced the acquisition of a new property just outside the historical town of Agios Nikolaos, on the Greek island of Crete.Located five kilometres from town, Karma’s new address is between mountains and the sea. Karma Minoan will comprise a selection of hotel apartments and one- and two-bedroom suites along with a pool, bar, restaurant, library, spa and kids’ club.Each of the property’s 26 holiday apartments offer views of Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos and the surrounding mountains. Guests will be able to spend their days by the large swimming pool, or strolling down to Amoudara Beach to dive into the waters of the Aegean Sea.last_img read more

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sifting through the closets and taking tech equipment "I honestly think that they expected to find hundreds of thousands of dollars or something" he says “like I was some bitcoin kingpin” Klein wasnt arrested or immediately charged with any crimes but in the wake of the search he says he was presented with a list of potential violations that the government might bring before a grand jury It included serious offenses like money laundering which alone can carry a sentence of 10 years or more in prison according to Bureau of Justice Statistics "With the family and business and everything I couldnt even comprehend that" Klein says "Obviously I erred in continuing to meet with those guys but I never felt like I was doing anything wrong” Months of negotiating began The Kleins refinanced their home and depleted their savings anticipating that they would go to trial and be saddled with as much as $150000 in legal fees Klein also sold much of the bitcoin he was holding to foot the bills he says At the time each token was worth about $642 By the end of 2017 those same tokens would fetch nearly $20000 apiece "So that sort of stinks" he says Klein recalls agents carrying around a picture of a device known as a hardware wallet when they searched his house To him that was a sign of how new they were to the world of bitcoin In general the case law regarding cryptocurrencies is "early and inconsistent" says Angela Walch an associate professor at St Marys University School of Law in San Antonio whose research focuses on the intersection of governance and emerging technologies Klein got caught in the crosshairs at a time when regulators law enforcement and Congress are all scrambling to catch up with the implications of the cryptocurrency boom including how officials might control digital tokens that have no physical existence and were designed to sidestep traditional financial institutions While criminals have turned to this hard-to-trace form of payment for nefarious reasons investors are heralding the underlying technology as “the new Internet” In court documents in Klein’s case the government said that while bitcoin is not illegal in itself and has legitimate uses it is also "ripe for use as a financial tool within criminal enterprise" Klein’s lawyers in turn quoted legendary venture capitalist Marc Andreessen who once wrote that “Bitcoin at its most fundamental level is a breakthrough in computer science” Jason Klein demonstrates how he would typically check for counterfeit bills during a cryptocurrency transaction on Feb 28 2018 Klein typically did trades of bitcoin for cash in person often chatting about bitcoin over a meal or coffee as both parties waited for the electronic transfer to complete Klein would often keep the commission he made for the trade but use the bulk of the cash to purchase more bitcoin thus replacing what he had just sold and keeping enough on hand to do more trades Barrett Emke for TIME Regulators are increasingly focused on the risks that accompany this disruption Today cryptocurrencies are being traded on unstable exchanges; many believe that coins’ fast-rising values are part of a bubble that will eventually pop The tokens could be stolen by hackers and thieves and consumers have limited recourse when things go wrong There are fears that terrorists as well as drug traffickers will fund their enterprises with digital coins All that puts the government in a tricky position Walch says On one hand the government has an imperative to protect consumers and the financial system at large On the other regulators "want to let this innovation that could be important flourish" she says and have been loathe to stifle crypto with burdensome rules Experts say it is not clear how much authority the US government has to regulate these stateless decentralized financial instruments Several federal agencies have released guidance outlining legal views and concerns But that guidance is "not necessarily an image of clarity" says Andrew Hinkes an attorney who is teaching a class about crypto at New York University The likes of the Securities Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission which recently testified about cryptocurrencies before Congress are still finding their footing Authorities are trying to figure out how to wield old laws and powers in this brave new world and identify gaps that might require Congress to pass fresh statutes in a time when the language used to talk about the technology is still far from settled "What youre seeing right now is the attempt to implement the law as it exists" Hinkes says "and there will be areas where it doesnt make sense or its impractical" The nature of crypto makes consensus difficult: a circuit court judge in Florida for instance determined that an individual targeted in a sting similar to Klein’s couldnt be convicted of money laundering because in her view bitcoin wasn’t money (Judges elsewhere have ruled that it is) David Yermack a finance professor who is co-teaching with Hinkes at NYU says that even if everyone agreed how much authority the government has to regulate cryptocurrencies the practical challenges of enforcing the law would be enormous since much of this activity is happening offshore and in the cloud Yermack says it’s "almost comical" to see the Justice Department going after a relatively small fish like Klein when there are thefts and scams happening that potentially involve millions of dollars worth of crypto Klein’s St Louis-based lawyer Mark Milton believes prosecutors may have initially thought that pursuing his client was “going to lead to some bigger case” Klein starts to sound tearful as he describes the uncertainty that plagued his family as the negotiations wore on into early 2017 He knew he was in a developing legal landscape and wanted to take a stand He also says he gave the Justice Department "a laundry list" of reasons he didnt think he was really meeting with drug dealers Whatever the government might have thought of those arguments Klein says the prosecutors became more open to negotiation when it appeared that his side was willing to go to trial The US Attorney’s office offered him a deal he says: if he would plead guilty to charges of violating money transmitting laws prosecutors would not pursue other potential violations The government was suggesting that in exchanging bitcoin for cash Klein was essentially operating a business that functioned like a Western Union or a foreign-currency exchange booth in an airport Facing the prospect of an expensive trial that could go on for years Klein started considering that option Pro-crypto advocates have argued that these laws should not be applied to bitcoin sellers but there is also precedent for prosecutors doing so successfully in court In the end Klein agreed that under the Justice Departments interpretation of the law he was guilty of failing to register as a money transmitting business with the federal government and to get a license from Missouri In May 2017 he took the deal There remained the matter of sentencing Ahead of Klein’s September 2017 hearing the government planned to argue for 13 months of jail time In court documents prosecutors say that Klein showed "an eagerness to take advantage of bitcoins untraceable features and utilize the digital currency in facilitating criminal activity" They also argue that a prison sentence would serve as a deterrent for others and needs to because digital currencies pose serious new risks allowing criminals to “transfer funds across the globe at the click of a button” At the same time Kleins team tried to convince the judge he didnt deserve to be locked up His lawyers noted it would not be the best criminal strategy to advertise trades under the username of "jrklein” They also mention that the likes of Expedia and Overstockcom are now accepting bitcoin as a form of payment and that Klein did not hide his involvement in crypto becoming something of "a local expert" on the topic after he gave presentations to a local bar association and property rights council He says he attached profits from trades to his 1040 tax form each year An excerpt from one of the letters sent to the judge in support of Klein Klein’s lawyer was not the only one arguing that he was a good man who had made a bad mistake and who also did not understand quite what he was getting into with bitcoin More than 40 people sent letters to the court on Kleins behalf from coworkers to customers to the local mayor all asking the judge to show leniency to a man who often donates his time and technological skill to help the community Dozens of these authors showed up in court on the day of his sentencing in September It turned out they were there for the winning side The federal district judge ruled that Klein should not be imprisoned He was instead given five years probation a $10000 fine and 120 hours of community service (as well as a demand to pay the $212268 he earned back to the IRS as restitution) "I was giving out hugs like candy" Klein recalls His friends had a beer waiting for him at a local bar after it was all over and clapped when he walked in The Kleins were also able to recoup about half of the money they scraped together for a legal retainer by avoiding a trial Now that he has "a bitcoin crime" on his record Klein says he has been blacklisted from major crypto exchanges He has trouble finding anywhere to open an account and cannot do trades for cash like he used to as a condition of his probation Yet he remains an adamant believer The concept of digital currency and the ledger-like blockchain technology that makes it work will "transform" a slew of industries for the better he says He continues to promote the technology locally "There are going to be all these good healthy byproducts of this grand experiment" Klein says even if he himself became something of a casualty "Once this catches on and people start running with it I feel like its going to snowball” Write to Katy Steinmetz at katysteinmetz@timecom” Other dignitaries present included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, JSC.

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