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Rabat – The 23rd edition of the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) kicked off on Wednesday with the participation of three Moroccan publishers and the ministry of Culture.Moroccan publishers “La Croisée des Chemins”, “la Fontaine du livre” and “Dar Taouhidi” showcase their books in the six-day event.Their participation in the 23rd BIBF is part of the support of the Ministry of culture which enables Moroccan publishers to participate in some 20 international book fairs every year. A total of 2,407 publishers both from China and abroad take part in the BIBF.The BIBF, which first launched in 1986, is the third largest book fair in the world, after the Frankfurt Book Fair and the London Book Fair. read more

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 21, 2012 9:31 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fewer people getting EI in April, with drops in nine provinces: StatsCan OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the number of people receiving regular EI benefits dropped for the third consecutive month in April, down 28,600 to 513,700.The agency says the number of beneficiaries fell in nine provinces, with the largest percentage declines occurring in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan.To receive EI benefits, individuals must first submit a claim and the number of claims provides an indication of the number of people who could end up on EI.Nationally, the number of initial and renewal claims was essentially unchanged in April at 235,700, a level which has held relatively stable since September 2011.On a year-over-year basis, the number of men receiving regular benefits fell 16.4 per cent to 366,800, continuing a string of declines that started in March 2010.The number of women on EI dropped 15 per cent from April 2011 to 195,500. read more

by The Canadian Press Posted May 28, 2014 12:18 am MDT Valeant Pharmaceuticals to sell some assets to Nestle For $1.4 billion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LAVAL, Que. – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. ((TSX:VRX) says it has agreed to sell the rights to five products to Nestle S.A. for $1.4 billion.Laval, Que.-based Valeant says Nestle expects to complete its acquisition of Galderma S.A. in July and would expect to operate the acquired assets through Galderma.The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and Valeant says it is not contingent upon a successful transaction with Botox-maker Allergan, Inc.Valeant has made a hostile takeover offer for California-based Allergan, which fired back Tuesday by saying Valeant’s growth is overstated and questioned its ability to cut US$2.7 billion of expenses if it acquires the company.The broadside came ahead of what is expected to be an improved offer from Valeant on Wednesday.“We are pleased to enter into this transaction,” said Valeant chairman and CEO J. Michael Pearson, adding Galderma is “firmly committed to the aesthetic dermatology.”The five anti-aging skin treatments being sold by Valeant are Restylane, Perlane, Emervel, Sculptra and Dysport. read more

first_imgDéveloppement durable : neuf villes créent un label pour leurs espaces vertsFrance – Neuf grandes villes françaises dont Paris, Lyon et Marseille, ont signé un partenariat afin de créer un label de gestion écologique de leurs espaces verts. Elles renonceront ainsi à l’utilisation de produits phytosanitaires et s’engageront à former leurs agents au jardinage bio.Lyon, Lille, Besançon, Paris, Montpellier, Marseille, Orléans, Nantes et Rennes travaillent à la création d’un label qui garantira la gestion écologique de leurs espaces verts. Toutes espèrent lancer ce label courant 2011.”On a engagé, depuis plusieurs années, la gestion écologique de nos espaces verts mais maintenant, il est important que cette démarche ne se fasse pas ville par ville” a expliqué Fabienne Giboudeaux, adjointe au maire de Paris Bertrand Delanoë. Et de souligner “l’impact négatif des pesticides sur la nature et les agents qui travaillent dans les espaces verts”.Le cahier des charges qui devra être respecté par les villes labellisées “jardin écologique” les engagera à abandonner l’utilisation des produits phytosanitaires chimiques, à réduire la consommation énergétique, à préserver la biodiversité en améliorant la qualité des cours d’eau, ou encore à promouvoir le recours aux énergies renouvelables.Les jardiniers seront donc formés à cette gestion respectueuse de l’environnement, tandis que grâce aux espaces verts écologiques, les élus bénéficieront d’un outil de choix pour sensibiliser les habitants de leur ville à la protection de l’environnement. Le 10 avril 2010 à 19:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgHarry Kane is pleased with how well his fellow World Cup participants have done, despite a reduced summer breakThe England captain was joined by Three Lions team-mate Kieran Trippier and Lucas Moura on the scoresheet as Tottenham maintained their winning start to the new season by beating Fulham 3-1.Kane and Trippier’s England teammate Dele Alli has also scored for Spurs, as has Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen.This comes despite the fact that Spurs’ World Cup players had only returned to full training a week before the campaign began.“It’s great to win two out of two, especially as we had a lot of players coming back late from the World Cup,” Kane told the club website.“It was always going to be a tough job to start well but credit to everyone – everyone has come back sharp, everyone has come back ready, (we’ve had) two good games, two good wins and now we have to try to continue that.“Personally, I’m fine and I feel good. I’m in the same boat as a lot of the other players. We all knew we’d have to come back ready to go pretty early and that’s what we’ve done.“It’s part of football. You have to be physically ready all year around and that’s what we’ve done.”2️⃣ wins from 2️⃣? @LeagooOfficial #COYS pic.twitter.com/EcRzuP9ZQzHarry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 19, 2018Kane was pleased to finally score a Premier League goal in August after 15 attempts.“It’s nice to get on the scoresheet, nice to know what it feels like to score in August!” he smiled.“It was a great game from the team, first and foremost. After Fulham got it back to 1-1, I thought we stepped up a gear and played well, creating chances. Thankfully we took a couple and deserved the result.”The 25-year-old was denied a penalty and later hit the crossbar before finally ending his August drought by scoring 13 minutes from time on Saturday.“I’ve said all along, as a striker you have to be ready for the next chance. That’s what happened,” he said.“As I’ve said before, whether or not I score, as long as I’m holding the ball up, bringing others into the play and switching the ball, that’s my job and that’s the most important thing.“Thankfully I got a goal and all that talk about August can be put to bed. Now, the focus is on (Manchester) United next Monday.”Kane scored 30 goals in 37 league appearances last season.last_img read more

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri intends to start Cristiano Ronaldo for their Serie A game with Empoli on SaturdayRonaldo is quickly establishing himself to be an integral part of the Juventus squad with the Italian side winning 11 of their opening 12 games this season.After scoring their only goal in last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Genoa, Ronaldo again had a vital impact for Juventus at former side Manchester United by helping set-up Paulo Dybala’s 17th-minute winning goal in the Champions League.Now, due to his growing fears that Juventus are not being clinical enough in front of goal, Allegri plans to start Ronaldo on Saturday – just four days after their match at Old Trafford.“He’ll play,” Allegri told reporters on the club website.“Let’s take things one step at a time. I can’t know what’s going to happen in a month. We have two league games and then we have to make sure we get through against United [to the Champions League last 16].“Our passes must be more precise in the final third because we don’t score enough goals for what we produce.”The Italian coach is concerned that his side could slip again just like last weekend, where they conceded a second-half equaliser against Genoa.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Empoli play good football and control the ball well. They’ve never lost badly in any game so far,” Allegri said.“It could be a tricky game for us if we don’t face it in the right way.“You can’t always win in football. Genoa scored from a cross when we fell asleep. We had a good game for 55 minutes and we were punished with our first mistake.”Defenders Alex Sandro and Joao Cancelo will also play, while captain Giorgio Chiellini will start if he can prove his fitness in time.Anche voi vi siete svegliati con questo sorriso? 😀#MUFCJuve #UCL #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/rTzkfK38QW— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) October 24, 2018last_img read more

first_imgGerman legend Michael Ballack, explained why he believes that Eden Hazard needs to be more demanding towards Chelsea if he wants to leave.The situation between Chelsea and Eden Hazard is reaching a point where the player is starting to get a little frustrated, club legend Michael Ballack already noticed this and wanted to send the Belgian forward a message.Just this Wednesday, manager Maurizio Sarri came after the player by stating that he is not a leader as a way to push him to make a decision about his future.But Hazard doesn’t want to precipitate anything until Real Madrid makes a move that ultimately convinces him to choose, Michael Ballack doesn’t agree with this behavior because he thinks the fans are the ones who are suffering the most with this whole situation.Eden Hazard is easily the best Chelsea player since Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba left the institution, which is why Ballack considers that the Blues fans have grown quite fond of the Belgian winger and the least he can do is to be straight with them.If Hazard wants to leave the club, all he needs to do is tell the board members and they can make it happen. Playing games is something that a veteran like Michael Ballack never appreciated.It’s time for Eden Hazard to decide whether he wants Real Madrid or Chelsea, according to Michael Ballack 👇https://t.co/GpjkqXdJIF— Goal UK (@GoalUK) January 23, 2019“Eden Hazard has to decide if he wants to stay or not,” he told Omnisport via Four Four Two.“He’s not only an outstanding player at Chelsea but also in the Premier League. Now, he has to decide if he wants to play at an ultimate, top club. That’s what he’s already communicated from time to time.”“In my opinion, he is a little bit too calm, especially at Chelsea. There, he should be more demanding and expressing of his wishes. He can do that because he is in an outstanding position. If he wants to win more titles with Chelsea, something has to happen, otherwise Eden Hazard will think about looking for another opportunity.”The German former player also analyzed the club’s recent form under the Italian manager: “Maurizio Sarri is also from Italy, like former coach Antonio Conte. As we know, Italians focus on discipline and an organized style of play but at the beginning I had the feeling that they want to play a little bit more offensive and creative,” he added.“He is a very relaxed guy who started well, although Chelsea lost some important and easy games now. In the Premier League, that’s dangerous because you lose sight of teams like Liverpool and Manchester City who have a big and well-balanced squad. Then you suddenly suffer a 10-point deficit, which is difficult to cut.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I don’t see any players in the team who really want to attack the top of the table. For the manager, it’s difficult to add quality to the squad. As I said, the squad is good but not good enough for the top.”Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard told to DEMAND Real Madrid move by Michael Ballack https://t.co/JjtZYNHPBY #sports #soccer https://t.co/GA5oXyiqcm pic.twitter.com/k2LtupPUgE— Manfred Rosenberg (@4PawShop) January 23, 2019There is still nothing written in stone about Eden Hazard’s future, Real Madrid keeps remaining silent and it kinda looks like president Florentino Perez doesn’t really want to buy the Belgian winger from Chelsea.The player keeps getting mixed signals from the Spanish press and he keeps talking about his burning desire to sign for Los Blancos, but he still doesn’t tell Chelsea what he really wants.This situation is getting tiring for everybody, but mostly for the Chelsea fans because they have a lot of uncertainty about their best player’s future in the club.If Eden Hazard doesn’t decide for himself soon, the whole situation will become uncomfortable for the club and he will have to leave next year for no money because his contract expires exactly one year from now.Chelsea obviously prefers to sell him now, but Real Madrid also remains silent. We will report anything that happens as soon as we get some news on the matter.Nice to see you boss! #CHEEVE @ChelseaFC pic.twitter.com/FLozS3x0Hr— Michael Ballack (@Ballack) November 11, 2018Why do you think Real Madrid doesn’t make a move on Eden Hazard? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Indian captain has so far played 239 ODIs, 77 Tests and 70 T20Is for the country. He currently has 11,520 ODI runs, 6613 Test runs and 2369 T20I runs.In order to honour his role and recognise his achievements in international cricket, the Delhi District Cricket Association has planned to name a stand at the Ferozshah Kotla after him. IANS Back in 2008, a chubby and feisty young cricketer was making splashes in Under 19 cricket. He led India to a title win and was soon after inducted into the Indian team and made his debut against Sri Lanka on August 18, 2008. He made 12 runs in his first innings but the journey had begun and 11 years down the line, Virat Kohli has transformed himself from a brash young man to the captain of the Indian side.He is ranked the number 1 batsman in Test and ODI cricket and captains the number 1 Test side in the world. The skipper took to social media and reflected on the journey in an emotional post.”From starting as a teenager on the same day in 2008 to reflecting on the journey 11 years after on this present day in 2019, I couldn’t have dreamt of the blessings god has showered me with. May you all get the strength and power to follow your dreams and always follow the right path. #forevergrateful,” Kohli wrote on social media.Kohli has been in roaring form in the ODI series Twitter/BCCIHe was in a roaring form in the ODI series against West Indies and slammed two consecutive centuries to take his tally to 43 tons in ODI cricket. He also became the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a decade. “Virat Kohli’s outstanding contribution to world cricket has done DDCA proud. We are happy to honour him for achieving certain milestones and unbeatable captaincy record. To cherish these memories, DDCA wanted to dedicate a stand in his name,” said DDCA president Rajat Sharma.Led by captain Virat Kohli, the Indian team has been in dominating form in the ongoing series against West Indies. The side has clinched both the T20I as well as the ODI series.”We are also delighted that Team India is not only led by a Delhi player but it also has a opening batsman, a wicket-keeper and a lead fast bowler. It’s a matter of pride for DDCA to felicitate the entire national cricket team and coach Ravi Shastri,” Sharma further informed on DDCA’s official Twitter account.last_img read more

first_imgpresident Donald Trump. File PhotoFielding a phone call from a seven-year-old on Monday, US president Donald Trump put himself on Santa Claus’s naughty list by raising doubts about his existence.The call to American defense agency NORAD, which “tracks” Santa’s movements around the world, was one of several answered by Trump and his wife Melania as part of a Christmas Eve tradition.It began innocuously enough: “Hello, is this Coleman? Merry Christmas. How are you? How old are you?”But Trump then ventured into dangerous waters, asking: “Are you still a believer in Santa Claus? ‘Cuz at seven it’s marginal, right?”The president’s question was not well-received on social media.“Belief in Santa should be preserved as long as possible. It’s the, or close to the, beginning of the end of innocence. For Mr Trump to be responsible for that is sad…but not surprising,” a Twitter user named Walt Corey wrote.Derryl Murphy tweeted that “Trump doesn’t know how to say anything appropriate, to anyone,” while Sarah Walker wrote on Twitter: “This further proves that he is the grinch.”It was not immediately clear whether Coleman decided to forego leaving cookies and milk out for Santa this year.last_img read more

first_imgFort Bend County Fort Bend County officials cut the ribbon for the new Grand Parkway frontage road.You can now take the Grand Parkway between U.S. 59 Southwest Freeway and U.S. 59 Eastex Freeway. But there are several segments that still haven’t been built, like the part between U.S. 59 and State Highway 288.Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Morrison says it’s not really what they need right now. “What that portion of the county needs is local roads to be able to relieve the tremendous congestion we have there on Crabb River Road,” says Morrison.  Crabb River Road hooks up with U.S. 59 and it also serves George Ranch High School. Morrison says the traffic volume has nearly tripled over the past two decades. “At that intersection there is just a huge pile-up during rush hour,” adds Morrison. “In the morning and the evening.”So to get local traffic flowing, Fort Bend County has moved ahead on what will eventually be the Grand Parkway frontage roads. They run from U.S. 59 to Sansbury, a distance of just under a mile. A new three-lane road opened this week to serve southbound commuters. Existing Crabb River Road is also being converted to a northbound frontage road.“Once we get the other side completed and that road completely opened up, I think it’s going to cause traffic to loosen up all up and down Crabb River Road,” says Morrison. The frontage road project costs about $8 million and it was paid for with local money. There are also plans to widen the road further south, and that project would use federal funds. 00:00 /01:23 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Sharelast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will use paver blocks in road construction.The first ever road with a paver block top will be constructed in Borough X, said Tapan das Gupta, its chairman. Paver blocks will be used on a road in Tilak Nagar off Golf Green. Paver blocks are used instead of tar. Though the initial cost is more, the roads are more durable and smoother as well.Because of the agencies running utility services, maintenance of roads in the city has become a major problem. The roads that are constructed or upgraded by spending lakhs of rupees are damaged by the utility services within a few months. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said at an administrative review meeting that the agencies looking after utility services will have to inform the civic authorities before taking up their work. To get rid of this problem on the Golden Quadrilateral, the utility services like electricity lines, drinking water lines and sewer lines have been shifted to the service road. Thus, when any situation to cut the road arises, the main thoroughfare is not damaged.It may be mentioned that in Howrah, Dr Bholanath Chakraborty Sarani, which runs in front of Dumurjala Stadium, paver blocks have been used instead of tar and heavy vehicles use the road regularly. But the road has neither been damaged, nor is there any subsidence on any stretch, despite the plying of heavy vehicles. The roads surrounding the stadium are also being constructed with paver blocks.last_img read more

first_imgBalurghat: The South Dinajpur district administration has closed a private clinic that was being run without a licence.The centre, set up at Gangarampur, used to conduct several tests including Ultrasonography.Situated next to the Gangarampur super-specialty hospital, its owner received a letter from the district Health department asking him to renew the licence.On Monday, a team from the health department went to the site and closed its USG clinic until Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedfurther order.The owner of the diagnostic centre, Rejaul Karim has also acknowledged that its USG clinic runs even after the licencehad expired.”We had appealed for a renewal immediately after the expiration. We had also deposited hard cash according to the norms. We hope to get the recognition soon,” he said.Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) of South Dinajpur Sukumar Dey said: “We have closed the USG clinic as we received information that the clinic had not renewed the licence.Concerned health authorities department had earlier served prior intimation before expiration but it was ignored. Following the expiration of licence, we have closed the clinic.”last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will soon take up emphatic awareness campaign throughout the city to ensure that the food vendors and the consumers do not compromise with the food safety standards.”We will be putting up banners and posters with messages regarding food safety and security at strategic locations in the city. We will also distribute leaflets with do’s and don’t’s among common people, food vendors and also street food vendors. The regular inspection by our food inspectors which is going on in full swing on a regular basis will continue,” said a senior KMC official of the Food Safety wing. This wing comes under the aegis of the Health department of the civic body. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have certain guidelines for those associated with food business so that the food that they serve to customers conform to standards. “We will be examining whether the vendors have valid FSSAI licence, whether they are using artificial colours and other requisites in maintaining food hygiene. The use of ice in drinks will also be under strong supervision. We have been conducting raids for the last two years to stop the use of industrial ice in drinks,” the official added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe KMC’s food drive has received a major boost with the recruitment of 80 contractual staffs. A team of six officials has been formed for all the 16 boroughs under the civic body for taking up food drive. Each team will be led by a food inspector . The necessary training has already been provided to these new recruitees. The mobile food testing laboratory introduced by KMC in October last year is used in drive during weekends. It checks food quality right at the spot after picking up random samples from eateries.last_img read more

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice in Staffordshire are asking people not to speculate about the circumstances of traffic collisions on social media. The Serious Collision Investigation Unit have urged people not to speculate about the causes of accidents in the area online – following a number of serious incidents on the county’s roads. A police spokesman said: “With several recent tragic events on the county’s roads can we remind people not to speculate on social media please as to the circumstances of collisions. “Whilst you may think your opinion is important for others to hear it is not helpful for grieving families.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. Police search for missing womancenter_img Punter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more

first_imgMove over, Starlink. SpaceX’s global internet play might have caught the world’s attention with its 60-satellite launch last month, but little did we know that it had already been upstaged — at least in terms of sheer numbers. The KickSat-2 project put 105 tiny “femtosats” into space at once months earlier, the culmination of a years-long project begun by a grad student.KickSat-2 was the second attempt by Zac Manchester, now a professor at Stanford, to test what he believes is an important piece of the coming new space economy: ultra-tiny satellites.Sure, the four-inch CubeSat standard is small… and craft like Swarm Technologies’ SpaceBEEs are even smaller. But the satellites tested by Manchester are tiny. We’re talking Triscuit size here — perhaps Wheat Thin, or even Cheez-It.The KickSat project started back in 2011, when Manchester and his colleagues did a Kickstarter to raise funds for about 300 “Sprite” satellites that would be launched to space and deployed on behalf of backers. It was a success, but unfortunately once launched a glitch caused the satellites to burn up before being deployed. Manchester was undeterred and the project continued.He worked with Cornell University and NASA Ames to redesign the setup, and as part of that he and collaborator Andy Filo collected a prize for their clever 3D-printed deployment mechanism. The Sprites themselves are relatively simple things: essentially an unshielded bit of PCB with a solar panel, antennas and electronics on board to send and receive signals.The “mothership” launched in November to the ISS, where it sat for several months awaiting an opportunity to be deployed. That opportunity came on March 17: all 105 Sprites were sprung out into low Earth orbit, where they began communicating with each other and (just barely) to ground stations.Deployment would have looked like this… kind of. Probably a little slower.This isn’t the start of a semi-permanent thousands-strong constellation, though — the satellites all burned up a few days later, as planned.“This was mostly a test of deployment and communication systems for the Sprites,” Manchester explained in an email to TechCrunch. The satellites were testing two different signals: “Specially designed CDMA signals that enable hundreds of Sprites to simultaneously communicate with a single ground station at very long range and with very low power,” and “simpler signals for short-range networking between Sprites in orbit.”The Cygnus spacecraft with the KickSat-2 CubeSat attached — it’s the little gold thing right by where the docking arm is attached.This proof of concept is an important one — it seems logical and practical to pack dozens or hundreds of these things into future missions, where they can be released into controlled trajectories providing sensing or communications relay capabilities to other spacecraft. And, of course, as we’ve already seen, the smaller and cheaper the spacecraft, the easier it is for people to access space for any reason: scientific, economic or just for the heck of it.“We’ve shown that it’s possible for swarms of cheap, tiny satellites to one day carry out tasks now done by larger, costlier satellites, making it affordable for just about anyone to put instruments or experiments into orbit,” Manchester said in a Stanford news release. With launch costs dropping, it might not be long before you’ll be able to take ownership of a Sprite of your own.last_img read more

first_imgGerman multinational group Bayer has said it will hire an external law firm to investigate French media allegations that Monsanto, the U.S. seed maker it took over last year, may have violated ethical principles and legal regulations with its reported file of “influential personalities”.French newspaper Le Monde has claimed that the file, drawn up in 2016, lists 200 names of various journalists and lawmakers who Monsanto hoped to influence regarding pesticides.Shortly after the publication’s accusation, French prosecutors opened an inquiry on Friday.Following an internal review, Bayer said it understood that Monsanto’s initiative had raised concerns and criticism.“This is not the way Bayer seeks dialogue with society and stakeholders. We apologize for this behavior,” Bayer was quoted as saying.It added, however, that there was no indication that compiling such lists is illegal.Besides investigating the Monsanto project, the law firm will also inform all of the persons in the company file of the information collected about them. Bayer and AlphaBio Control join forces to distribu … You might also be interested in May 13 , 2019 U.S.: Monsanto hit with US$80M verdict in first fe … center_img Roundup trial: Judge threatens to ‘shut down’ canc … Bayer says it will fully support the public prosecutor’s office in France in its investigations.Meanwhile, Matthias Berninger, the company’s new head of public affairs and sustainability, has been tasked with evaluating this issue internally.The company notes he will also assess the behavior of the internal and external parties involved, stating: “Our highest priority is to create transparency.”As an immediate measure, Bayer has suspended its cooperation with the involved external service providers for the time being.It stresses that the Monsanto manager responsible for the issue had left the company soon after the takeover.”Bayer stands for openness and fair dealings with all interest groups. We do not tolerate unethical behavior in our company. Of course, this also applies to data protection regulations in all jurisdictions in which we operate,” it says.This investigation is merely the latest fallout from Bayer’s US$63 billion takeover of Monsanto. It already faces potentially heavy costs from U.S. class-action lawsuits in which plaintiffs argue that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.Bayer shares have dropped more than 40% since the first adverse U.S. judgment on Roundup last August, leaving the company with a market capitalization smaller than the price it paid for Monsanto.Shareholders delivered a rare rebuke to CEO Werner Baumann’s management team at Bayer’s annual general meeting last month, with a majority voting against ratifying the executive board’s business conduct in 2018. U.S. jury urged to “send message” to Monsanto as R … last_img read more

first_imgTourism Fiji is pleased to announce that beginning in February, its two newly launched brand videos will be running on TV. And also through cinema advertising in Auckland, New Zealand. The two 60 second videos, titled “Bula Spirit” and “Singing,” were initially launched at Tourism Fiji’s annual Industry Day in December 2018.This exciting news was revealed during a Brand Screening Tourism Fiji hosted for its key partners at Event Cinemas in Auckland on Wednesday 23 January.Tourism Fiji New Zealand invited 26 key media, trade and industry partners, including Saatchi and Saatchi New Zealand, Ogilvy, NZME, Travel Today, Travelinc Memo, helloworld and House of Travel.“The footage is compelling and engaging. We can’t wait until Tourism Fiji rolls this content out through New Zealand media channels,” said Natalie Von Dincklage, Head of South Pacic, House of Travel.“We’re excited to unveil our new brand assets to key partners before they launch to the New Zealand public on TV and in cinema advertising. Travel to Fiji from the New Zealand market continues to grow, and we’re condent that the launch of these assets on TV and in cinema will help us to continue to encourage New Zealanders to choose Fiji for their next overseas holiday,” Tourism Fiji Regional Manager New Zealand Sonya Lawson said.Ms Lawson added that the event was also used to update partners on Tourism Fiji’s market activity for the rest of the nancial year.The post Tourism Fiji Hosts Brand Launch in Auckland appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Wednesday morning update: Sources tell FootballScoop that Chad Morris has agreed to become the next head coach of the Razorbacks.With Morris leaving SMU, the number of FBS head coaching changes is now at 20. Keep track of all head coaching movement, in both college and the NFL, here.Original Tuesday article>According to a report from Pete Thamel, SMU head coach Chad Morris has emerged as the top target for the Razorbacks, and a deal is expected within the next 24 hours. Source: Chad Morris has emerged as Arkansas top target. Expect a deal in 24 hours.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 5, 2017Our sources have communicated all along that Morris would take the job if offered.Morris took over a struggling SMU program following the departure of June Jones and has rebuilt it, branded it extremely well, and instilled an enormous amount of excitement back into the program.The rebuild at SMU started with a 2-10 year in 2015, then a jump to 5-7 and then 7-5 in 2016 and 2-17, respectfully. Overall that puts him at 14-22, and 8-16 in AAC play, but those that fully understand the rebuild he took on can put that in proper perspective. SMU was chosen to participate in the Frisco Bowl, which will take place December 30th.Before going to SMU, Morris was the offensive coordinator at Clemson for a few seasons, and spent a year at Tulsa before that. Prior to making the jump to the college level, Morris was a very successful Texas high school head coach at Eustace HS, Elysian Fields HS, Bay City HS, and most notably, Stephenville HS and Lake Travis HS. His relationships with high school coaches in the Lone Star state will prove to be invaluable as he looks to rebuild the Razorbacks.Our intel all along was that Arkansas would target an offensive minded head coach that could recruit Texas, and the Morris would certainly check both of those boxes.Sources tell us to expect Morris to target Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables for his defensive coordinator spot on staff. If Morris could land Venables, it would be huge news in the coaching world.Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latestlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Below is a quick look at where Michigan’s coaching staff stands as of Wednesday, January 17.But first, a look at where the Wolverines were in 2017.2017 Result8-5, fourth place in the Big Ten East (5-4 in league play), lost to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl2017 StaffHead coach: Jim HarbaughDefensive Coordinator: Don BrownOffensive Coordinator / interior offensive line: Tim DrevnoAssistant HC / passing game coordinator / quarterbacks / wide receivers: Pep HamiltonRun game coordinator / Tackles / tight ends: Greg FreyRunning backs / assistant special teams: Jay HarbaughDefensive line: Greg MattisonLinebackers / special teams coach: Chris PartridgeSafeties: Brian SmithCorners: Mike Zordich 2017 Key Off the Field PersonnelDirector of strength and conditioning: Kevin TolbertDirector of operations and performance: Fergus ConnollyDirector of player personnel and administration: Sean MageeDirector of recruiting: Matt Dudek2018 ChangesA number of changes have taken place in Ann Arbor since the Wolverines wrapped up their 8-5 season. Greg Frey, who coached the tackles and tight ends and had the run game coordinator title, left to become the offensive line coach for Willie Taggart at Florida State, and Harbaugh has brought in former Arkansas offensive coordinator Dan Enos under the title of “offensive assistant” for the time being, and Central Michigan tight ends coach / assistant head coach / recruiting coordinator Sherrone Moore to mentor the Wolverine tight ends. With the addition of Moore, Jay Harbaugh (who coached the tight ends the past few seasons) moves to running backs and will also serve as co-special teams coordinator.On the defensive side of things, versatile former Cincinnati and Boston College assistant Al Washington, who coached both running backs and defensive line at Boston College, was brought on board as a defensive assistant coach. The staff lost safeties coach Brian Smith, who left to become the defensive coordinator at Rice, but landed a big win as linebackers coach / special teams coach Chris Partridge turned down opportunities elsewhere, including Alabama.There has been plenty of public speculation in the media about changes on the offensive staff, including perhaps losing Pep Hamilton to an opportunity with an NFL organization. Enos’ contract, which was signed over a month ago, covers that possibility by noting Enos will make $150,000 in his current role, and if he were to add a coordinator title, he’d receive a bump to $750,000.The largest change in the off-the-field staff came with the dismissal of Kevin Tolbert, who had worked with Jim Harbaugh with both the Niners and at Stanford. Ben Herbert, who spent the past five seasons coordinating the strength efforts at Arkansas for Bret Bielema, was announced as Tolbert’s replacement in early January.Offensive analyst Scott Turner is leaving to coach quarterbacks for the Carolina Panthers.Saturday January 20th update>Source tells FootballScoop Jim Harbaugh has offered a position to Minnesota offensive line / run game coordinator Ed Warinner. Prior to joining PJ Fleck’s staff, Warinner previously coached offensive line (and then served as offensive coordinator) at Ohio State 2012-16. Warinner previously has coached offensive line at Notre Dame, Kansas, Illinois, Air Force, Army, etc…Tenth AssistantDan Enos is currently, effectively Michigan’s 10th assistant.2018 StaffHead coach: Jim HarbaughDefensive Coordinator: Don BrownOffensive Coordinator / interior offensive line: Tim DrevnoAssistant HC / passing game coordinator / quarterbacks / wide receivers: Pep HamiltonRunning backs / co-special teams coordinator: Jay HarbaughTight ends: Sherrone MooreDefensive Line: Greg MattisonLinebackers / special teams coordinator: Chris PartridgeSecondary / special teams coach: Michael ZordichDefensive assistant: Al Washington10th Assistant (“offensive assistant” for the time being): Dan Enos2018 Key Off the Field PersonnelDirector of strength and conditioning: Ben HerbertDirector of operations and performance: Fergus ConnollyDirector of player personnel and administration: Sean MageeDirector of recruiting: Matt DudekDisclaimer: The information provided here is current as of time of publishing. Any further changes to the staff will be posted to The Scoop.last_img read more