About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Willian: Chelsea must be sharper with our finishingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWillian says Chelsea must be sharper with their finishing after victory over Brighton.The midfielder struck in the 2-0 win.It was his first goal of the season, and his first since March when he netted in the Europa League against Dynamo Kiev.”We needed it,” he told chelseafc.com”We have been working hard every day, every game and this time we finally got the result, got the three points at home and we have to carry on,” he added. “We have to continue in the same way.”The game could have been 3-0 or 4-0. In the first half we created a lot of chances and I think we have to be more clinical. We cannot miss chances like this and we have to now think about the next game.”
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 28: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches his team warm up before a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)A lot of things went wrong for Nebraska in its 34-31 overtime loss to Colorado last weekend. The Huskers blew a 17-point lead and allowed a Buffaloes game-tying touchdown with less than a minute to go.But Urban Meyer has an idea of what went wrong overall for the Huskers and how they can improve moving forward.Appearing in his weekly spot on The B1G Show, Meyer reflected on the game and how Nebraska can bounce back. He said that quarterback Adrian Martinez hasn’t found “his rhythm yet.” But he still thinks Nebraska can still win the Big Ten West.“That was a terrible loss, and I was one of the guys who thought that Nebraska (would win the Big Ten West), and I still think they can. They’ve got really good players, I still love their quarterback, but he hasn’t found his rhythm yet this year. The way they finished the season last year with the momentum, I think they have good staff, (and) good players.”Meyer hearkened back to a serious loss his Ohio State Buckeyes suffered against Virginia Tech at home in 2014. Ohio State lost that one 35-21 before winning the national championship. He urged Nebraska head coach Scott Frost to “rally the troops and keep swinging.””We lost early in 2014 in a terrible loss to Virginia Tech. You just gotta rally the troops.”– @CoachUrbanMeyer shared how a team like Nebraska can bounce back from a tough loss and dropped wisdom on some other early @B1Gfootball scenarios: pic.twitter.com/7MoyBorREq— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 11, 2019Meyer reminded everyone that there’s “a lot of football left” and expressed confidence that Nebraska will get things going once they begin in-conference games.Nebraska is still well-situated for a strong season. Their next two games will be against Northern Illinois and Illinois. After that, they get most of their toughest opponents at home.Late-September may be an issue though with the Ohio State Buckeyes coming to Lincoln. A win in that game would be tremendous for the Huskers. But a loss would leave them with no margin for error down the stretch.Can Scott Frost and the Huskers right the ship before the end of the month?
VH1’s beloved franchise “VH1 Divas” caught dance fever at the L.A. Shrine Auditorium Sunday night for a live, concert event filled with performances, theatrics, and a roster of musicians and actors ready to boogie down to benefit The VH1 Save The Music Foundation.The star-studded affair incorporated performances from today’s biggest hits and dance classics by host Adam Lambert, Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks, and was accompanied by House DJ Havana Brown.The evening included an incredible line-up of performers ready to shake their groove thing for a good cause, including Natasha Bedingfield, Kelly Clarkson, Ledisi, Melanie Fiona, VH1 “You Oughta Know” Artist Metric, Paloma Faith, Pitbull, Iggy Azalea, and Bootsy Collins.Special appearances by L.A. Reid, Amber Riley, Ellie Kemper, Elisha Cuthbert, Kat Graham, Kelly Osbourne, NeNe Leakes, Stacy Keibler, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Brandy, Paula Abdul, Sheila E. and La La Anthony rounded out the disco-themed night.Adam Lambert kicked off the night with a cabaret themed “Let’s Dance,” followed by a special introduction to Kelly Clarkson ’s latest single “Catch My Breath.” With a genuinely enthusiastic Kelly Osbourne introducing one of her favorite groups “Blondie,” VH1 You Oughta Know artist Metric brought the house down with their rendition of “Heart of Glass.” Donning a studded jacket and rocker attitude, Miley Cyrus commanded the room with her vivacious delivery of “Rebel Yell” by rock god Billy Idol .Newly inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, diva legend Donna Summer created some of the biggest dance hits guaranteed to get the crowd going. Kelly Rowland , Adam Lambert , and Keri Hilson paid tribute to one of the greats with a musical medley of “I Feel The Love,” “Bad Girls,” “She Works Hard The Money,” “Love To Love You Baby,” “Hot Stuff,” and “Last Dance.” An emotional Brandy introduced Jordin Sparks , Ledisi and Melanie Fiona for a power-driven tribute to the late Whitney Houston. The trio dazzled with an electric performance of “I’m Every Woman,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay,” and “How Will I Know.”After two hours of non-stop dancing and entertainment, Pitbull closed the show in style with his hit “Don’t Stop The Party,” leaving the night on a high note.As in previous years, this edition of “VH1 Divas” will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping music education alive in American public schools. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 128 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children.
Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his iconic role of A-list movie star Vincent Chase in eight seasons of the HBO smash hit and film “Entourage” received this week in New York his designation as UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador.In his new role, Grenier will advocate for drastically reducing single-use plastic and for the protection of marine species. He will also encourage his followers to make conscious consumer choices to reduce their environmental footprint.“Together we must usher in a new era of compassion and carefulness through forward thinking environmental programs to drive measurable change,” said Adrian Grenier. “I am personally committed to creating ways in which the global community can come together to help solve our most critical climate crises through routine, collective action.“The more we connect to nature in our daily lives, the more dedicated we will become to our individual commitments. Together, I believe we can go further, faster in our race to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.”“I am delighted to welcome Adrian on board,” said UN Environment chief, Erik Solheim. “His charisma, energy and genuine passion for the environment inspire us to change our throw-away habits. He reminds us that global problems, from pollution to climate change, start with our everyday decisions and that we do have the power to stop them.”Nature conservation has long been at the heart of Adrian Grenier’s social activism. Earlier this year, in Bali, he helped UN Environment launch its #CleanSeas campaign to end marine plastic pollution. He also threw his support behind the UN #WildforLife campaign, advocating for the conservation of sawfish.Adrian Grenier actively supports organizations focused on habit-changing education, most notably through his work with the Lonely Whale Foundation, which he co-founded, and also in his work with Dell.The Lonely Whale Foundation, launched by Grenier and producer Lucy Sumner in December 2015, strives to inspire empathy towards marine species and develop lifelong advocates for ocean health.This year, the Foundation launched the innovative #StopSucking campaign to discourage the use of single-use plastic straws, which are particularly harmful to marine wildlife. The Foundation sees giving up or reducing single-use plastic straw as a first step people can take to reduce their plastic footprint.The designation ceremony took place on the roof of the Empire State Building where Grenier threw the switch to bathe the iconic monument in green light to mark World Environment Day.The Empire State Building is one of over 50 landmarks around the globe to turn green today in celebration of nature. Others include the Egyptian Pyramids, Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Niagara Falls and the world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa.Adrian Grenier will actively participate in this week’s UN Ocean’s Conference, where he will call for urgent measures to reduce marine pollution and protect the wildlife that inhabits our seas.
Mr. Ban told a press conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York that he shared the frustration “many feel with the situation in Myanmar, [where] we have not seen the political progress I had hoped for.“We want to see the parties – in particular, the Government of Myanmar – take tangible steps towards establishing a credible and inclusive political process in the country, which of course must include progress on human rights,” he added.UN Special Adviser Ibrahim Gambari, who has just completed a visit to Myanmar, his fourth over the past year, briefed the Security Council today on his findings and on the latest developments in the South-East Asian country.Mr. Gambari later told journalists that “the tangible results of my last visit fell below our expectations,” but added that the UN “will not give up on working for national reconciliation, democracy and respect for human rights in Myanmar.”He said he had informed the Government during his visit that it is now time to build on the cooperation with the UN that had emerged in response to the catastrophic impact of Cyclone Nargis, which claimed tens of thousands of lives in early May.“It is imperative for the Government of Myanmar at this point to deliver substantive results in responsive to our key concerns and suggestions, particularly with regard to the release of political prisoners and the resumption of dialogue between the Government and [National League for Democracy leader] Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.”Ms. Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for 12 of the past 18 years and her current period of detention started in 2003.Mr. Gambari added: “The very much talked about fact that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi did not meet me on this visit is disappointing to all of us as it means that I could not ascertain and report her own views, as I have always done in the past. I therefore look forward to continuing our discussions at the earliest opportunity.“Aung San Suu Kyi’s health is also our concern, of course, and I have again asked the Government to ensure regular access to her doctor.”In response to questions today, Mr. Ban said he would also convene an ambassador-level meeting of the Group of Friends on Myanmar tomorrow to discuss the latest developments with concerned UN Member States.“I’ll try to continue to do whatever I can, in close coordination with Member States, particularly those countries which may have some influence on Myanmar.” 11 September 2008Myanmar has not experienced the political progress as anticipated and its Government should take real measures towards setting up a more inclusive political process that promotes human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
“President Al-Nasser extends his condolences to the families and friends of those who have been killed in this disaster and wishes a speedy recovery to those who were injured,” added a statement issued by Mr. Al-Nasser’s spokesperson.According to media reports, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the area 60 kilometres northeast of the city of Tabriz on Saturday around 4:53 pm, local time. Another earthquake followed just eleven minutes later near Varzaghan, located 49 kilometres northeast of the city.The earthquakes reportedly left at least 250 people dead and more than 2,000 injured, causing damage to more than 100 villages. While relief operations are underway, they have reportedly been made difficult by the dozens of aftershocks that followed the two major seismic events.Mr. Al-Nasser also reiterated the need for all Member States to do more in the area of disaster prevention and response, which is a key issue that was covered in a previous General Assembly session.Yesterday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply saddened by the incident and reiterated the UN’s readiness to respond to humanitarian needs created by the disaster and to mobilize international support for this end.
OSU junior H-back Curtis Samuel (4) attempts to break a tackle during the first half of the Buckeyes’ season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe Ohio State Buckeyes opened up their 2016 season with an explosion of offense, routing the visiting Bowling Green Falcons 77-10. Junior H-back and running back Curtis Samuel did more than his part.Dubbed the team’s No. 1 playmaker by Meyer in August, Samuel touched the ball 22 times on 13 carries and nine catches. Either out of the slot, out wide or next to redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett in the backfield, Samuel was undoubtedly the go-to player for coach Urban Meyer’s offense.Samuel’s first score came at the end of the first quarter when he caught a pass over the middle from Barrett, then dashed another 60-some yards to the end zone, putting OSU ahead 21-7.Samuel said he saw a one-on-one opportunity with the safety and knew that he can win that battle.“You see that matchup, the way we train in this program, we feel like we can win that matchup 100 percent of the time,” he said.OSU opened the second half with the ball featuring a strong dose of the Brooklyn, New York, native. Samuel caught a 37-yard pass from Barrett, then two plays later Barrett found Samuel for a 21-yard score, and the rout was on.Samuel carried the ball three times on the next drive for OSU, ending in a 12-yard scamper off of redshirt freshman right tackle Isaiah Prince to pad the score to 49-10. Samuel had seven touches for 100 yards in the third quarter, five touches for 106 yards in the first quarter and 10 touches for 56 yards in the second quarter.Meyer said he didn’t envision 22 touches for Samuel before the game, but was more than pleased with the workload he handled.“I had 15 (touches) in mind,” Meyer said. “He’s a tremendous talent and it was great to see him have success. He’s the first true hybrid I’ve had in awhile.”Samuel carried the ball 13 times for 84 yards and a score, while he caught nine passes for 177 yards and two scores.Last season, it was no secret OSU would rely on Ezekiel Elliott to take up a considerable amount — if not all — of the workload. Samuel was Elliott’s backup, but even he hardly touched the ball. Defenses could gameplan against OSU’s run game, but this season, opposing defenses have to account for more than one, or two, or three guys to get the ball out of the backfield.Redshirt freshman Mike Weber held his own rushing for 136 yards on 19 carries, but simply having Samuel — or even senior H-back Dontre Wilson — in the backfield taking snaps next to Barrett or straight from the center provides new challenges for defenses that Meyer and Co. didn’t present last year.Weber even made the comparison of him and Samuel together in the backfield to a fairly successful duo from USC.“Lendale White and Reggie Bush,” Weber said. “If we can get there, I think we could even be better. We could be a really good one-two punch.”While the confidence is sky high, the likelihood of Samuel and Weber reaching that level is unlikely. But the speed and athleticism might be comparable, especially with Wilson taking reps with Barrett in the backfield and in the wildcat formation.For now, Samuel is content with his performance but quickly pointed out he should have hit a few holes better than he did today. But to the naked eye, Samuel was the most dominant performer on an offense which fed off of his explosiveness.“The great thing about Curtis (Samuel) and Dontre (Wilson) is that they’re able to do so much. They’re able to find mismatches on the opponent’s defense and try to exploit those things,” Barrett said. “We always try to get the ball in our playmakers’ hands.”After Samuel’s performance on Saturday, it appears he will have a massive role at nearly every skill position on offense. Samuel believes he has had that capability since his arrival in Columbus in 2014.“I feel like I always had the skill set and mentality to go out there and be a great player,” Samuel said. “It was just up to my coaches to feel whenever I was ready. This year they give me the ball a little more and I’m excited about it.”
The integration of Norddeutsche Affinerie and Cumerio is progressing well. The new enlarged company is to be called Aurubis. “The name represents all that unites us and makes us strong, our common passion for copper”, said CEO, Dr Bernd Drouven, yesterday in Hamburg. Aurubis is the largest copper producer in Europe and is the global leader in copper recycling. It produces some 1 Mt/y of copper cathodes and more than 1.2 Mt/y of copper products per annum. It has about 4,800 employees at 12 production sites in seven European countries (Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland, Great Britain and Slovakia). In its core business, Aurubis produces marketable copper cathodes from copper concentrates, copper scrap and other recycled raw materials. These are processed in the group into continuous cast wire rod and shapes, rolled products as well as specialty wire made of copper and copper alloys. Precious metals and a series of other products, such as sulphuric acid and iron silicate, complement the product portfolio.Aurubis is derived from Latin and means ‘red gold’. “The name puts in a nutshell what copper symbolizes for us and our customers – a metal of extraordinary value. It is the oldest metal in the world and has always been the cornerstone for progress and civilisation. This holds true even today: mobile phones, computers, electricity – nothing would function without copper. This special meaning makes us work with passion on our product. To us, copper not only glitters like gold, it is just as valuable”, continued Drouven.Norddeutsche Affinerie’s (NA) well-known logo, the blue triangle, will not be changed. It has a long tradition and originally showed three metallurgical tools. It has been modernised several times in the course of the company’s 142-year history.The official renaming under German commercial law will not take place until after the official resolution is passed at the Annual General Meeting in February 2009. Until then the shares will also still be listed as Norddeutsche Affinerie AG.NA significantly improved its earnings in the fiscal year 2007/08 ending on September 30, 2008. Preliminary earnings before taxes (EBT) increased to € 341 million (€ 251 million in the prior year). The earnings include positive one-off and valuation effects in the amount of about € 73 million, of which most result from the reduction of metal inventories at NA. Revenues rose 30 % to € 8.385 billion (€ 6.469 billion in the prior year). A considerable contribution to the revenues and earnings was made by the full consolidation of Cumerio since March 2008 as well as the high commodity prices and shortage of metal.The overall very successful business performance was influenced inter alia by the following factors:Constantly good production rate of metals at high metal pricesLower treatment and refining charges for processed copper concentrates than in the prior year but considerably above market levelVery good level of refining charges for scrap and other recycled materialsPositive results from backwardation and reduced inventoriesHigher prices for sulphuric acidIncreased cathode outputHigher volume of sales and increased revenues for wire rodProfit contribution from subsidiaries at the level of the prior yearProfit contributions from Cumerio despite high write-downs on metal inventoriesIncreased personnel expenses due to a higher number of employees because of the inclusion of Cumerio, tariff wage-scale increases and restructuring measuresThe very good earnings situation resulted in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of € 475 million, up from the already high level of € 318 million in the prior year. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) reached € 383 million, compared with € 260 million in the prior year.After deducting net interest and tax expense, consolidated net income amounted to € 237 million (€ 159 million in the prior year). The increase in net interest expense included in this figure results from the financing of the shares acquired in Cumerio as well as its first-time consolidation. At the same time the tax rate was reduced from 36.7 % to 30.4 % on account of the Corporate Tax Reform Law 2008 and the tax-neutral release of negative goodwill.After elimination of the minority interest, earnings per share amounted to € 5.82, compared with € 4.24 for the prior year.The extraordinarily high earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation resulted in an increase in gross cash flow to € 403 million (€ 231 million in the prior year). This was due to the reduced tax rate in the group as well as the cash flow of Cumerio that is included. The strong cash flow enabled the credit lines, which were taken up in conjunction with the acquisition of Cumerio, to be significantly reduced in the course of the fiscal year.Capital expenditure totalled € 114 million in the reporting period (€ 94 million in the prior year) and primarily focused on expansions in the concentrate processing facilities and measures to optimise the Hamburg rod plant. In addition, capital expenditure was directed into various smaller projects, such as the expansion of the electronic scrap processing, and in infrastructure measures. At Cumerio, capital expenditure focused on the new tankhouse in Pirdop that was commissioned in July. The cash outflow for the acquisition of shares in Cumerio in the past fiscal year amounted to € 525 million.The average copper price over the year of $7,785/t was significantly higher than the prior-year figure of $7,088/t. The raw material markets showed disparate trends. While as in the prior year only limited quantities of copper concentrates were available due to production disturbances at the mines, the supply situation on the recycling markets was very good. As a result, the development of the treatment and refining charges for copper concentrates was unsatisfactory, while the refining charges for recycled raw materials developed very well overall.The Copper Production Segment, including Cumerio from March 2008 onwards, processed 1,606,000 t (1,115,000 t in the prior year) of copper concentrates. Cathode output rose to 852,000 t (572,000 t in the prior year). Sulphuric acid production increased to 1,600,000 t (1,103,000 t in the prior year).In the Copper Processing Segment, growth declined towards the end of the fiscal year, following a positive start. The market trend for the main product, continuous cast wire rod, was very good, but was by contrast unsatisfactory for continuous cast shapes. Wire rod output, including Cumerio from March 2008 onwards, increased substantially to 718,000 t (445,000 t in the prior year). Shapes output fell to 222,000 t (232,000 t in the prior year).Personnel expenses rose from €215 in the prior year to €266 million, primarily on account of the significantly higher number of employees due to the Cumerio takeover (4,764 including apprentices and trainees compared with 3,284 in the prior year) and increased production in the rest of the group. This item also includes tariff wage-scale increases and restructuring costs at Cumerio.The combination of the two companies has already resulted in the implementation of a considerable number of improvements. As a consequence, synergy effects of some €5 million were recognised in income in the past fiscal year. Implementation of the medium-term synergy potential of more than €40 million/y is progressing steadily.Following the outstanding results of the last fiscal year, NA initially expects earnings to be significantly weaker in the first quarter. “We expect business performance to stabilise as the fiscal year continues, even if it is at a weaker level than in the prior year”, said Drouven.
IRISH NURSES WERE “allowed emigrate” rather than being trained as specialists, meaning the HSE has had to recruit nurses from abroad.That is the view of David Hughes, the Deputy General Secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).The executive is to tender for an agency to recruit 88 specialist nurses, with skills in intensive and critical care and theatre care, a move that has been criticised by Hughes.He says that the implementation of the recruitment moratorium in the HSE had prevented Irish nurses from being trained in the specialities.“This is chickens coming home to roost. The moratorium has been applied in a totally unplanned way and the foreseen shortages in the specialist area have come through.“Instead of putting the training courses in place to train Irish nurses, they were allowed emigrate and now the HSE is going with the more expensive option of hiring in foreign nurses.”Nurses recruited from abroad carry additional costs in terms of agency fees and the cost of foreign interviews.Hughes added that morale among nurses is at “all-time low” due to dropping staff numbers, pay cuts and longer hours.ShortageThe HSE confirmed that it will tender for the nurses, citing a worldwide shortage of specialists workers.“The HSE has invited tender submissions from suitably qualified organisations (e.g. recruitment agencies) for appointment to a Framework Agreement for the International Recruitment of Specialist nurses to the HSE.“There is a worldwide shortage of nurses with this specialist experience and there is an immediate requirement for Theatre and Critical Care Specialties nurses nationwide.“Currently the HSE is seeking 54 theatre nurses and 34 critical care posts to be filled nationally across the HSE. Nurses recruited could be posted to any acute HSE hospital with a requirement for staff nurses with the experience outlined above.”Read: ‘We have to get answers’: TDs set to grill CRC officials over top-upsRead: HSE will need nearly €200 million extra for this year
By AFP http://jrnl.ie/3258401 Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 7:32 AM 160 Comments 29,297 Views BBC, New York Times and other media barred from White House press briefing Much smaller conservative outlets like the One America News Network that have provided favorable coverage did attend. Share Tweet Email Feb 25th 2017, 7:32 AM Image: AP/Alex Brandon Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S White House barred several major US media outlets from a daily press briefing last night, raising accusations of favouritism.The White House excluded some outlets that have provided critical coverage like CNN and the New York Times from an off-camera event that replaced the traditional on-camera daily briefing.Those allowed into the room included ABC, Fox News, Breitbart News, Reuters, the Washington Times, and the One America News Network.Trump earlier decried the media as the “enemy of the people,” a day after his top strategist promised relations with the press will get “worse every day.”Trump’s attacks on the media are popular with his core supporters.Media protestA number of news outlets that regularly cover the White House as part of the “pool,” including newswires Reuters and Bloomberg attended the briefing.The Associated Press boycotted in protest. AFP protested being excluded, despite being in the “pool,” and attended the briefing uninvited.The White House Correspondents Association said it was “protesting strongly” against the White House decision.“The board will be discussing this further with White House staff,” said president Jeff Mason.During the off-camera briefing Sean Spicer defended its stance, saying the White House has shown an “abundance of accessibility.”“We’ve actually gone above and beyond, with making ourselves, our team and our briefing room more accessible than probably any previous administration.”It is not uncommon for Republican and Democratic administrations to brief select reporters, but the event was initially billed as a regular briefing which is open to any credentialed media.- © AFP 2017.Read: ‘They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name’: Trump attacks mediaRead: ‘Neither confrontation nor submission’: Trump’s top diplomat in Mexico to calm tensions Short URL Image: AP/Alex Brandon
The high value of the Australian dollar has boosted the spending power of households the past decade, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) says. RBA Deputy Governor Phillip Lowe today said households were reaping the benefit of the currency’s high value. He said that while household incomes had grown by around 60 per cent in the past decade, the Australian dollar’s rise meant that the price paid for many manufactured goods had remained, on average, virtually unchanged. “The stable prices for many goods, combined with strong disposable income growth, means there is more disposable income to be spent on services,” he said in an address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) in Sydney. Source: news.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Déforestation : mauvais point pour l’Amérique CentraleLa FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) a publié un rapport sur l’état des forêts mondiales, montrant une diminution sur toute la planète.Dans son nouveau rapport, la FAO a mesuré le taux de déforestation sur une période de 10 ans, de 2000 à 2010, dans les régions les plus boisées du monde. La perte sur cette période est estimée à au moins 2,5 millions d’hectares : au niveau mondial, nous sommes passés de 21,9 millions d’hectares de forêts à 19,4 millions.À lire aussiLes tamanoirs, des animaux plus dangereux qu’ils n’en ont l’airCette perte radicale a été ressentie surtout en Amérique Centrale, où les programmes de lutte contre la déforestation ont du mal à être mis en place à cause de l’expansion agricole et de l’urbanisation. Ce phénomène est ressenti au Nicaragua, Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize et Panama. Ces pays ont perdu en moyenne 1,19% de leurs zones boisées, contre 0,13% pour la moyenne mondiale.Pour terminer sur une note positive, on remarque que dans les Caraïbes les zones boisées ont eu tendance à augmenter, principalement grâce à l’abandon de terres cultivées sur lesquelles la forêt a repris ses droits.Le 2 mars 2011 à 19:01 • Emmanuel Perrin
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Max Allegri explained Juventus tactics in their hard-fought 1-0 win over Torino in the Turin derby.The Derby della Mole was decided by a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty when Mario Mandzukic pounced on Simone Zaza’s poor back-pass.“I didn’t see the penalty, as I turned my back to it. I very rarely watch the penalties, to be honest,” the Coach told Football Italia via DAZN.“It was rarely going to be a game with a lot of goals. When Toro’s tempo and intensity began to fall away, we took control of the match.Massimiliano Allegri hails the mentality of Cristiano Ronaldo Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Massimiliano Allegri opened up on his great respect for old star player Cristiano Ronaldo, but warned Juventus that Inter Milan “can win the Scudetto”.“It was an extremely difficult fixture because of the derby because Torino were coming off a strong period of form and we played in the Champions League only three days ago.“The team was set out well, the lads showed a spirit of self-sacrifice and were very unified. In the first half, Torino caused us problems with their pressing, but we took control after the break and our forwards did well.“It’s a positive sign that we emerged in the long run, as it means the team is in good shape physically. This is a positive result and it allows us to take another step forward.”
KUSI Newsroom January 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 30, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Governor Gavin Newsom will join several San Diego leaders on Thursday to meet and coordinate efforts to provide relief and humanitarian aid to asylum seekers.Newsom released his proposed $209 billion budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, a four percent increase over former Gov. Jerry Brown’s fiscal year 2018-2019 budget, his last in office.The budget includes a $144 billion general fund and a projected $21.4 billion surplus, the largest since at least 2000.Newsom also earmarked funding to assist undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers who have recently entered the U.S. as well as the humanitarian organizations that support them.“My constituents have seen an influx of migrants being dropped on San Diego streets by federal officials without the support system to help them,” said Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego. “I want to particularly thank Gov. Newsom for including $25 million (including an immediate $5 million) to assist our community-based organizations in providing services to address this crisis.”Full Story on Newsom’s 2019-2020 budget: https://bit.ly/2TGDrRm Updated: 10:55 AM Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics, Trending FacebookTwitter Gov. Newsom to visit San Diego, meet with San Diego leaders on asylum seekers
Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY For “Telefonía” Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Other competitors in the Song Of The Year category included established greats and newcomers from across the Spanish-speaking world, such as newcomer from Mexico, El David Aguilar, who received four Latin GRAMMY nominations this year. In addition to this nomination for writing “Embrujo,” the singer-songwriter was also up for Best New Artist and his album Siguiente was nominated for both Album Of The Year and Best Singer-Songwriter Album. From Puerto Rico, Kany García is a previous winner of two Latin GRAMMY Awards and a previous GRAMMY nominee. García’s song “Para Siempre” was also nominated for Record Of The Year & her album Soy Yo was nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Singer-Songwriter Album.Chilean star Mon Laferte was also nominated with her co-writer/nominee Manú Jalil for their song “Antes De Ti.” At last year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards, she won Best Alternative Song. for “Amárrame.” Another nominee “Danza De Gardenias” was written by Mexican star Natalia Lafourcade and her co-writer/nominee David Aguilar Dorantes. Its performance featuring Los Macorinos was also nominated for Record Of The Year. Her album Musas, Vol. 2 was nominated for Album Of The Year and won for Best Folk Album at the Premiere ceremony. A GRAMMY winner and previous recipient of eight Latin GRAMMY Awards, Lafourcade’s Musas, Vol. 1 won the Latin GRAMMY Award for Best Folk Album last year.”Bailar Contigo” was performed and co-written by Colombian ensemble Monsieur Periné, a previous Latin GRAMMY Award winner and GRAMMY nominee. The group was also nominated for Record Of The Year and their album Encanto Tropical was nominated for Album Of The Year. Their co-writer Mauricio Rengifo is a previous Latin GRAMMY Award winner and GRAMMY nominee who was also nominated a second time in this category, twice for Best Tropical Song as well as for Producer of the Year. Argentine rocker Fito Páez was also nominated this year for “Tu Vida Mi Vida.” A previous winner of five Latin GRAMMY Awards and a GRAMMY nominee, Páez’s composition won Best Rock Song at the premiere ceremony.Bringing a flamenco folklore style very much her own, Spanish sensation Rosalía and her hit “Malamente” won Best Alternative Song at the premiere ceremony and were also up for Record Of The Year, Best Urban Fusion/Performance, and Best Short Form Music Video. Her co-writers/nominees were Antón Alvarez Alfaro & Pablo Diaz-Reixa. “La Puerta Violeta” has brought wider recognition for Spanish artist Rozalén’s powerful talent both as a writer and performer. Her album Cuando El Río Suena… was nominated for Album Of The Year.”Robarte Un Beso” was one of this year’s feel-good anthems, bringing together Colombia’s Carlos Vives and Sebastian Yatra. A previous winner of ten Latin GRAMMY Awards and two GRAMMY Awards, Vives won Best Contemporary Tropical Album at the Premiere ceremony for his album Vives. Fellow Colombian Yatra received his first Latin GRAMMY nomination last year. Their co-writers/nominees were Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres, nominated together this year for Producer Of The Year as well as additional songwriting nominations in Best Tropical Song and another nomination for Rengifo in the Song Of The Year category for his work with Monsieur Periné. Torres won at the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards for engineering and both men shared in “Despacito”‘s Record Of The Year Latin GRAMMY win at last year’s awards, as the track’s producers. 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Sponsors of a voter initiative to ban commercial marijuana businesses in the City of Fairbanks submitted over 500 signatures Friday in an effort to get the measure on the fall 2017 ballot. Petition sponsor Vivian Stiver, with the group “Drug Free Fairbanks”, says petitioners have gathered well above the 519 required, but the signatures must be of registered voters who live in the city, and are subject to review.Listen now“Say they look at the signatures, there are several that bring us under 519 because theyr’re thrown out for whatever reason,” Stiver said. “We would then be given an additional two weeks to collect the difference.”Stiver said petition sponsors have until September 15th to get the required number of valid signatures. Stiver said she gathered signatures at several locations this summer including outside the library and at the Tanana Valley State Fair.“It was interesting,” Stiver said. “A lot of people were just unsure about what all had been legalizded under this law. I think one of the biggest things they’re surprised by are the edibles that can be out there. They are very much likened to national brand foods. Very hard to distinguish for young children…the difference.”Stiver said many people she talked to also did not realize that under the statewide ballot proposition passed in 2014 legalizing recreational and commercial marijuana, local governments have the option of banning retail sale of the drug by ordinance or voter initiative. Drug Free Fairbanks also has a petition in the works to ban retail sale of marijuana in the North Star Borough, outside of the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole.
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May 29, 2014 461 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Origination The purchase loan share of the mortgage originations market continues to grow, according to the latest data from Ellie Mae. In April, purchase loans made up 63 percent of originations, up from 60 percent a month earlier and significantly higher than 42 percent a year ago.The refinance share of the market, necessarily then, is declining, falling to 37 percent in April, according to Ellie Mae.”This is the highest percentage of purchase loans we’ve seen since we began reporting data in August 2011 and two percentage points higher than the previous high of 61 percent in October 2013,” said Jonathan Corr, president and COO at Ellie Mae.Another significant finding in Ellie Mae’s Origination Insight Report for April is the continuing decline in the number of days it takes a loan to close. April marked the third consecutive month of declining days to close and the first time on Ellie Mae’s record the number has fallen below 40.The average loan originated in April took 39 days to close, down from 40 in March and 46 a year ago. Purchase loans took a few days longer to close than refinance loans—as usual.Purchase loans originated in April took 40 days to close, down from 41 in March, while refinance loans took 37 days to close, unchanged from March.A sign of loosening credit standards, one-third of loans closed in April went to applicants with FICO scores under 700, up 10 percentage points from 23 percent in April 2013, according to Ellie Mae.However, the average FICO score on all first-lien loans closed in April remains above 700, at 726. This rate has grown slightly from 724 at the start of the year but remains below last year’s overall average of 738.The average FICO score of a loan denied in April was 690. This rate is also lower than the 2013 average, which was 699.The average loan-to-value ratio for a first-lien loan closed in April was 82, remaining unchanged over the first four months of this year.The average debt-to-income ratio for a loan closed in April was 24/37, unchanged from March and little changed since the start of the year.Adjustable-rate mortgages continue to grow in market share, claiming 7.6 percent of the market in April, up from 7.4 percent in March and more than twice the market share recorded in April 2013—3.2 percent.On the other hand, 15-year loans have fallen in share since last year, declining from 15.3 percent in April 2013 to 12.2 percent in April 2014.The Federal Housing Administration’s market share remained steady at 22 percent, the same as both last month and last year.Conventional loans made up 64 percent of the mortgage originations market in April, down 1 percentage point from a month earlier and 4 percentage points from a year ago. Share Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Credit Standards Ellie Mae FHA Purchase Loans Refinance 2014-05-29 Krista Franks Brock Purchase Market Grows; Loans Take Less Time to Close
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