Senate overturns new rule allowing class-action suits against banks

first_img continue reading » U.S. consumers are on the verge of losing the right to sue their banks and credit card companies through class-action lawsuits.Vice President broke a 50-50 Senate tie Wednesday night, narrowly approving the repeal of the rule that blocked financial companies from requiring consumers to resolve disputes via individual arbitration proceedings.The Senate vote followed earlier House approval and now goes to President Trump for expected signing. The action hands Wall Street and the financial industry a victory while dealing a defeat to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal watchdog that approved the rule in July.The bureau is headed by Richard Cordray, an Obama administration appointee who has been targeted for removal by some congressional Republicans. Created as a new safeguard after the national financial crisis, the watchdog agency had moved to ban most mandatory arbitration clauses found in the fine print of agreements that consumers typically agree to automatically and often unwittingly when they open a checking account or get a credit card. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Kyle Naughton cleared to face Watford after red card is scrapped

first_img “A claim of wrongful dismissal for Naughton in relation to Swansea City’s game against Sunderland on Wednesday 13 January 2016 was upheld.” Both Curtis and Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce criticised referee Graham Scott’s decision to send off Naughton in what was the Oxfordshire official’s only fourth Barclays Premier League game. Naughton will now be available for Monday’s home game with Watford and Curtis has a fully-fit squad to choose from as he attempts to win for only the second time as Swansea manager. Provisional squad: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Cork, Ki, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Nordfeldt, Naughton, Amat, Bartley, Tabanou, Grimes, Montero, Barrow, Eder, Kingsley. Press Association Naughton was sent off in the first half of the 4-2 defeat for a challenge on Black Cats midfielder Yann M’Vila, although television replays showed the defender had clearly won the ball. ” Kyle Naughton’s 3-match suspension for serious foul play withdrawn with immediate effect following Independent Regulatory Commission hearing,” the Football Association posted on their official Twitter account on Friday. center_img Swansea have won their appeal against the red card Kyle Naughton received at home to Sunderland on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Ethanol advocates file suit against EPA over small refinery exemptions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and National Farmers Union (NFU), with support of Farmers Union Enterprises, filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to challenge several waivers from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted in secret to profitable refining companies.The petitioners are challenging three EPA decisions, made under unusually clandestine proceedings, to exempt refineries in Wynnewood, Oklahoma; Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Woods Cross, Utah from the RFS requirements of the Clean Air Act. The Wynnewood refinery is owned by Wynnewood Refining Company, a subsidiary of CVR Energy, and the Cheyenne and Woods Cross refineries are owned by Holly Frontier Corporation. The companies have since estimated in financial disclosures that the exemptions have saved them a collective $170 million in compliance costs.When Congress enacted the RFS program a decade ago, it sought to protect certain small refineries from the law’s impacts temporarily by providing an exemption for refineries with no more than 75,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil throughput. After a two-year blanket exemption expired, Congress also allowed those same refineries to ask for extensions of the temporary exemption if they could show that compliance with the RFS program was causing that particular facility a “disproportionate economic hardship.” Until late last year, EPA only granted a handful of exemptions per year. EPA denied many extension requests, presumably because the refineries failed to meet one or more of these requirements for an extension. In recent months, EPA has granted over two dozen exemptions — including the ones challenged here — without providing any basis for its reversal.“EPA is trying to undermine the RFS program under the cover of night,” said Bob Dinneen, CEO and President of RFA. “And there’s a reason it has been done in secret — it’s because EPA is acting in contravention of the statute and its own regulations, methodically destroying the demand for renewable fuels.“With the little information we’ve been able to piece together through secondary sources, it’s clear that EPA has been extending these exemptions to refineries that didn’t qualify for them.”Although EPA typically publishes its proposed actions and final decisions in the Federal Register, EPA has not followed those protocols for small refineries; nor has EPA even informed the public by any means that it had received or acted on such carve-out requests. Instead, the petitioners learned of the unprecedented number of exemptions second-hand, through media reports and secondary sources.“EPA left us with no choice but to challenge their systematic cuts to ethanol blending in the U.S. by distorting the intent of the law to grant secret hardship waivers to refineries which in some cases exceed the definition of ‘small’ and fall short of demonstrating ‘disproportionate economic hardship,’” said Brian Jennings, CEO of ACE. “We cannot sit by and allow EPA to violate the RFS which requires increasing the use of renewable fuels in the U.S.”The petition also notes that EPA has consistently rejected all attempts to bring greater transparency to the small refinery exemption extension process. EPA has refused to provide even the most basic information requested in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from RFA and other parties. More surprisingly, the Agency has also ignored demands from members of Congress for the same essential facts.“EPA’s improper handling of the RFS has significantly cut demand for biofuels grown and produced by American family farmers and their communities. The success of the law lies in the requirement that certain amounts of renewable fuel be blended into our transportation sector. Yet EPA has unlawfully allowed massive refineries to skirt compliance with these requirements, effectively reducing the amount of renewable fuels blended into the transportation sector by more than one billion gallons. These actions must be reversed immediately,” said Roger Johnson, President NFU.The petitioners are not challenging EPA’s underlying authority to exempt certain small refineries; rather they are challenging three granted exemptions as abuses of EPA’s authority. EPA should be forced to explain why an otherwise profitable refinery faces disproportionate hardship from compliance with the RFS. We want EPA to explain why it is reasonable for HollyFrontier, which apparently could not afford to comply with the RFS, could nonetheless afford to undertake a $1 billion stock share repurchase program during the same time—and that’s before the company received over $300 million in tax cuts last year. Likewise, the petitioners would like to understand how EPA could find hardship at CVR Energy, which reported a $23 million profit in the biofuels credit market in the first quarter of 2018 due to what it called a lower RFS obligation.“With their rapidly rising profits, it’s difficult to see what economic hardship these refineries are facing. The apparent lack of hardship raises serious questions of why EPA granted these exemptions, which is compounded by the fact that there is zero transparency in EPA’s small refinery exemption process,” said Kevin Skunes, president of the National Corn Growers Association. “America’s corn farmers, who are expecting their fifth consecutive year of low commodity prices and who are experiencing the lowest net farm incomes since 2006, understand economic challenges. When refineries are reporting profit increases and repurchasing stock shares, we expect EPA to explain why these refineries were granted exemptions from their RFS volume obligations.”In practice, EPA is attempting to use the small refinery exemptions to waive a significant part of the annual volumes of renewable fuel that are otherwise required to be blended into transportation fuel. Based on EPA data, RFA estimates that small refinery exemptions granted for the past two years have effectively reduced volumes of renewable fuel by as much as 1.6 billion gallons. In enacting the RFS program, however, Congress did not envision the small refinery exemption process would be abused in such a way.last_img read more

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What You Need to Know about 3D Technology & Vision Problems

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout sarah perez As the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2011) kicks into high gear this week in Las Vegas, we’re again seeing a number of 3D-enabled products from TVs to tablets to mobile devices. It’s the second (or is it third?) coming of 3D, it seems, and this time around it’s often glasses-free.Much of the development around the technology is concerned with bringing 3D to your living room, such as is the case with the 3D-enabled TVs from LG and Toshiba, for example, Samsung’s 3D LED monitors, or the addition of 3D movies to the streaming service VUDU, which can pipe Hollywood entertainment directly into your living room. But 3D is showing up on other screens, too – mobile phonesand tablets, gaming devices and mobile 3D DTV devices – although still in early forms.But before you go all in, early-adopting this new craze, there’s a little tidbit of not-inconsequential data you need to know first.3D Impacts Vision Development, Says Toshiba Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Analysis#Multimedia#news#NYT#Real World#Trends#Video Services#web Apparently, viewing 3D images, even the glasses-free kind, can negatively impact the vision development in small children. According to a report from The Wall St. Journal, both Nintendo and Toshiba have recently issued warnings about the vision damage that could occur when children under six view 3D video images. To quote, Toshiba’s warning says that “due to the possibility of impact on vision development, viewers of 3D video images should be aged 6 or older.”?Outside the U.S., a Japanese 3D consortium with members like Samsung and LG for example, has issued similar warnings, the WSJ reported.That sounds serious, right?Engadget recently downplayed the dangers though, specifically referencing Nintendo CEO Reggie Fils-Aime’s statement from six months prior that his company’s warning is only in place because children, especially young children, have eyes that are not fully-formed. In other words, it’s no big deal.But the warnings, you should know, aren’t just your run-of-the-mill precautions (do not eat silica gel packets, do not leave child alone with plastic bag) – they’re based on the recommendations of an electronics industry group’s recommendations, Toshiba says. The company’s TV marketing chief, Yuji Motomura declined to tell the WSJ which one, however.We think we may have an idea. The unnamed group could be the well-known [email protected] Consortium, especially considering it recently held a meeting on an oddly related topic: using 3D to diagnose vision problems in young children.Wait: 3D Identifies Vision Problems in Children? Doesn’t Cause It? 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App According to [email protected]’s website, the group met on Dec. 7 in San Diego to discuss several topics relating to vision standards, including the “promotion of the benefits of utilizing stereo viewing for diagnosing and improving vision in children and adults.” In fact, reads the article, “early research by experts has shown that binocular vision issues, which inhibit successful perception of 3D images, are often linked with reading and comprehension issues in children.”Or, more simply put, vision issues mean other developmental problems may be present. And 3D technology could help identify these problems.Well now, that sounds great, right?On the conference’s home page, a session regarding “special issues related to 3D and children” was held mid-day on the 7th. Included in this session was a presentation by Dr. Maureen Powers of the Gemstone Foundation, a research institute in California. You can read through it for yourself here. In it, she described several issues related to viewing 3D images. To save you time, the conclusion is that a large number of school-aged children have binocular vision problems and a relatively large number have binocular dysfunction.What This MeansWhat this means, says Dr. Powers, is that while most children will be fine viewing 3D, but some children will not be comfortable – in fact, the group experiencing discomfort may be as high as 25%. Some of the children will complain, some will not and some will be so uncomfortable that they will not watch 3D video images at all or play games. The best guess at this time is that latter group will be about 5% to 10% of school-age children. This early research has clearly resulted in the “recommendations” to warn against 3D viewing by small children by the hardware manufacturers like Toshiba, we would guess, as it’s believed that these types of problems fade as children age. (Dr. Powers notes that it’s expected that children will “differ from adults” in terms of discomfort and related issues).At the end of the day, what this really means is that tech enthusiast or not, it may be unwise to plop your smallest children in front of 3D movies like Avatar or Toy Story, for example, and it may be unwise for you to do the same. There’s actually very little research in the effects of long-term 3D viewing on children and adults.Until now, 3D video viewing has been a somewhat isolated experience – a movie here and there, where you wear silly shades for a couple of hours. But with the advancements in the technology, there’s an industry-wide push to 3D-enable all your screens, before the research on what happens by doing so is even complete.And for that reason, manufacturers are prescribing caution, at least for children. What 3D-related warning labels will crop up in the future for the rest of us is still unknown.Image credits: plant – Callipygian, phone – PocketLint, TV – Toshiba 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Cartoon: And the Winner is…

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts More Noise to Signal. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#Cartoons#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout rob cottingham The official Oscar nominations are out, and there’s a movie up for best picture that has a lot to say about social media and the online communications revolution sweeping the world.The Social Network? Hell, no. I’m talking about The King’s Speech.Set mostly in the years leading up to the Second World War, The King’s Speech deals with the extraordinary relationship between speech therapist Lionel Logue and Albert, Duke of York. Albert has a persistent stammer, an affliction that might have gone largely unremarked in past generations. But this is the era of radio, and when he ascends (a little relucantly) to the throne as King George VI, he must deliver an address to a nation suffering from grave fear and doubt.(Spoiler alert: If you have some knowledge of history, you are probably assuming his address was at least good enough to avoid demoralizing the nation and forcing Britain’s capitulation to the Nazis. And you are correct. Also, you were probably a little surprised by the ending of Inglorious Basterds.)This is the story of a friendship that crosses some very deep divides of class and colonialism. But it’s also a story of entrenched institutions confronting the transformational changes brought about thanks to technological innovation. And it’s a story of the changing relationship between the public and those in power, who have had a long time to become used to deciding when, where and how any communication will take place between them.That’s a timely theme for anyone watching the past day’s events unfold in Tunisia and Egypt – or, for the matter, the past decade’s events in much of the rest of the world.last_img read more

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Zion Williamson-Tacko Fall matchup highlights NCAA 2nd round in East

first_imgPagasa: LPA strengthens into Tropical Depression ‘Perla’ PLAY LIST 03:43Pagasa: LPA strengthens into Tropical Depression ‘Perla’01:50IED blast rocks Bilibid’s Quadrant IV00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Count on both players continuing what has them a step away from the Sweet 16.Fall, a senior, had 13 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks in helping UCF (24-8) to its first-ever NCAA victory, 73-58, over eighth-seeded VCU .Williamson had 25 points and put on a dazzling, dominant show in the second half to lift Duke (30-5) to an 85-62 victory over North Dakota State.Williamson knows Fall, with an armspan of 8 feet, 4 inches, will be a hurdle like none the Blue Devils have faced before.“I got a lot of respect for him because for him to be that size and be able to move the way he does and have as much skill as he does, he’s a great player,” Williamson said.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fall will do all he can to do what most other opponents haven’t this season — limit Williamson’s effectiveness down low.“I’m going to be out there and be aggressive and be the (rim) protector that I am,” Fall said. “Zion is obviously a very talented kid, great kid.”But, Fall continued, “he’s going to do his job and I’m going to do my job and whatever happens, happens.”FAMILY TIESDuke coach Mike Krzyzewski will see a few friendly and familiar faces on the UCF bench Sunday. The Knights are coached by Johnny Dawkins, one of Krzyzewski’s first stars at Duke who played for the Blue Devils from 1982-86 and coached there from 1998-2008. UCF assistant Vince Taylor was a Duke standout when Krzyzewski first arrived in 1980-81 season. And UCF starting guard Aubrey Dawkins is Johnny’s son who spent much of his youth hanging around the Duke program with his dad.Krzyzewski does not like going against ex-Duke assistants or players. “Why would you want to?” he said. “They’re family.”The two have met once before with Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils defeating Stanford, where Dawkins was head coach, in November 2014 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Dawkins believes that took away many of the awkward feelings if this were the first time. “You still don’t relish it,” he said. “But it’s still something you’ve already experienced.”PICTURE PERFECTDuke freshmen RJ Barrett and Williamson enjoy each other — and enjoyed seeing their excitement captured in an amazing photo from Friday night’s win over North Dakota State. The picture shows Barrett holding the rim after a dunk and Williamson in the background leaping almost as high in celebration.“We like to celebrate for each other,” Williamson said. “So whenever one of us gets it done, you’ll probably see the other one in the background jumping just as high as him.” Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Serena Williams withdraws, No. 1 Naomi Osaka loses, Roger Federer wins at Miami DO IT AGAINVirginia Tech and Liberty played way back before the season even started in a charity game to raise money for hurricane relief.The Hokies (25-8) won that game 86-70 but came away impressed enough that it was no surprise when the 12th-seeded Flames (28-6) upset Mississippi State in the first round to earn a rematch.“We kind of predicted as a team that we were going to end up playing Liberty because we thought they were going to get overlooked by Mississippi State, and that’s kind of what happened I think,” point guard Justin Robinson said. “We just know they’re a good team, they run good sets and it’s going to be a battle. It’s so long ago. We’re a whole different team and they’re a whole different team so it’s not really what you can take from that game.”Robinson scored 20 points in that game for Virginia Tech and figures to be a key piece again in the rematch after returning from a 12-game absence from a foot injury. Robinson came off the bench in the fourth-seeded Hokies 66-52 first-round win over Saint Louis.The key for the Hokies will be slowing down Caleb Homesley, who scored 30 points in the first round to key the comeback from 10 points down in the final seven minutes. LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Central Florida’s Tacko Fall (24) dodges a loose ball with VCU’s De’Riante Jenkins and Corey Douglas (4) defending during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tacko Fall really hopes the UCF-Duke NCAA Tournament game is not all about the Knights’ 7-foot-6 center and the Blue Devils’ explosive freshman star Zion Williamson.Sorry, Tacko, it’s way too late for that with excitement strong for the East Region’s marquee matchup Sunday between college basketball’s tallest player vs. its most dynamic performer in Williamson.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google Philippines names new country director “Obviously, it’s very exciting,” said Fall, a full 11 inches taller than Williamson. “You got a guy who’s 7-6. You got a guy who’s a freak athlete, very talented. But at the end of the day, it’s a ballgame. It’s basketball. We can’t make it bigger than what it really is. I don’t want it to be like a freak show between Zion and I.”Already, Fall has pledged to stand tall and not let Williamson dunk on him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsChallenge accepted, sort of.“What is he supposed to say?” Williamson responded. “He said the right thing.” View comments MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantslast_img read more

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Australian Mixed Assistant Coach Required

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is the current holder of the Trans Tasman Trophy, following the success of our Teams at the Trans Tasman Series held in Wollongong in April this year. In particular the Mixed Open team was very successful winning every match of the 3 match series. To ensure the momentum continues, TFA are calling for expressions of interest for 1 (one) Assistant Coach to the Mixed Open team and coach Bernie Morrison.  The coach will be appointed to join the coaching team at the January 2010 Trans Tasman series in Auckland, New Zealand.Please see attachment below.Related Filesmixed_assistant_advert_memo-pdflast_img

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10 months agoBrawl sparked as Barton sent off in Fleetwood defeat

first_imgBrawl sparked as Barton sent off in Fleetwood defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFleetwood Town boss Joey Barton was sent off in defeat to Bristol Rovers.Cod Army boss Barton was sent to the stands as referee Brett Huxtable lost control shortly after Rovers full back James Clarke had stolen the points in the 94th minute.Players and coaching staff from both teams then squared up by the dugouts as former Burnley captain Barton straight marched across the pitch to join striker Ched Evans who was shown a dubious 55th minute red card for a collision with Rovers skipper Tom Lockyer.Huxtable added eleven yellow cards to the reds including one for unused Rovers sub Stefan Payne and Barton said: “That’s as bad a refereeing performance as I’ve seen and that includes junior football. The Rovers staff even warned us about him.“It wasn’t that type of game. Unfortunately someone who was way out of his depth has ruined a good game of football.”Front row view of the Joey Barton show. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer chap pic.twitter.com/ldojMXAigB— Oliver (@Dodgy_Lino) December 22, 2018 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Five Peace Region students advance to Canadawide Science Fair at regional competition

first_imgGrade 11 NPSS student Kyra Taylor did her project on preventing and monitoring back complications in horses. The quartet will be joined by Dawson Creek Grade 11 student Amy Crandall. DCSS Central Campus student Ridley Chisholm was originally selected to go to Ottawa, but was replaced by Korfmann after he was unable to attend.The full awards results from the Northern B.C. Regional Science Fair on April 10th are as follows:SPECIAL AWARDS:AGAT Laboratories Outstanding Chemistry Project (Junior) – $50Winner – Alexander Rugina, Grade 6, CM Finch Elem., The Race of DiffusionAGAT Laboratories Outstanding Chemistry Project (Senior) – $50 Winner – Kayli Taylor, Grade 8, Upper Pine, Hydro Seeding: Plant Regrowth help for logging blocks where wood chips are used for erosion preventionBC Game Developers Innovation Award (Grades 6-8) – $50Winner – Ridley Chisholm, Grade 8, Dawson Creek Sec. Central Campus, Tapping Energy BC Hydro Power Pioneers Award – $100, Perpetual TrophyWinner – Ridley Chisholm, Grade 8, Dawson Creek Sec. Central Campus, Tapping EnergyBC Nature Award (Grades 6-8) – $75Winner – Kayli Taylor, Grade 8, Upper Pine, Hydro Seeding: Plant Regrowth help for logging blocks where wood chips are used for erosion preventionBC Science Teachers’ Award – $100Winner – Avary Tyrell, Grade 7, Freedom Thinkers, A Freezin’ FrenzyBCIC Young Innovator Scholarship – $2000 Scholarship to a BC UniversityWinner – Kyra Taylor, Grade 11, North Peace Senior Sec., A Novel Approach for Preventing and Monitoring Back Complications in EquinesBritish Columbia Dental Hygienist Award – $25 Each, Keeper TrophyWinner – Ava Gordon and Gemma Parsonage, Grade 4, Charlie Lake Elem., Will it Decay … or Will it Stay?CWL Energy Botany Award – $50Winner – Abi Krafczyk, Grade 5, Christian Life School, Does WI-FI Affect Plant LifeCWL Energy Health and Safety Award – $50Winner – Jack Webster, Grade 5, CM Finch Elem., Tide Pod Toxicity ChallengeCWL Energy Healthy Living Award – $50Winner – Justin Vander Linden, Grade 6, Clearview, H2 EwCWL Energy People’s Choice Award – $50Winner – Brianna Shuman, Grade 8, Dawson Creek Sec. Central Campus, Students vs GradesCWL Energy Physics Award – $50Winner – Maryam Khanum, Grade 4, Duncan Cran Elem., Potential Energy Height and Falling Impact RelationshipsCWL Energy Science of Sport Award – $50Winner – Adalyn Dutchak, Grade 4, Alwin Holland Elem., Skate, Swim, Sit, or FlingEngineers & Geoscientists of BC Award – $100Winners – Lucas Wuthrich, Grade 6, Heritage Christian Online School, Recycle BuddyGenome BC Award – 2 Awards of $100Winner – Hailey Dutchak, Grade 7, Dr. Kearney Middle School, Pesky MosquitoesWinner – Miranda Pauls, Grade 8, Bert Bowes Middle School, The Evolution of Wolves to DogsMichael Crooks Physics Prize – $75Winner – Jaleh Azarpaad, Grade 6, Ecole Central Elem., Spaghetti Bridge EngineeringNPVC Animal Care Award – $50Winner – Harlan Giesbrecht, Grade 4, North Peace Home Educators, Weight Gain in Eggs During IncubationRoy Northern Environmental Award Junior – $100, Keeper TrophyWinner – Emilia Dysterhuis, Grade 6, Upper Pine, No Air to Spare: Scrub That CO2Roy Northern Environmental Award Senior – $100, Keeper TrophyWinner – Kayli Taylor, Grade 8, Upper Pine, Hydro Seeding: Plant Regrowth help for logging blocks where wood chips are used for erosion preventionSCWIST Award – $100, Perpetual TrophyWinner – Miranda Pauls, Grade 8, Bert Bowes Middle School, The Evolution of Wolves to DogsTimberline Trail and Nature Club Award – $50Winner – Brynn Beswick, Grade 5, Hudson’s Hope Elem/Sec., The Dirt on SoilVibrant Communities Award Elementary – $100Winner – Nathan Tremblay, Grade 6, Robert Ogilvie Elem., Wind TurbineVibrant Communities Award Senior – $100Winner – Claire Urich, Grade 7, Bert Bowes Middle School, Bullying BehaviourDIVISIONAL AWARDS:Viper Innovations Top Grade 4 Project – $50, Keeper TrophyWinner – Maryam Khanum, Grade 4, Duncan Cran Elem., Potential Energy Height and Falling Impact RelationshipsViper Innovations Top Grade 5 Project – $50, Keeper TrophyWinner – Krispin Johnson, Grade 5, Upper Pine, Coming Soon: Ice Age the RealityViper Innovations Top Grade 6 Project – $50, Keeper TrophyWinner – Emilia Dysterhuis, Grade 6, Upper Pine, No Air to Spare: Scrub That CO2Honourable Mention Junior Project – $50, Keeper TrophyWinner – Hailey Dutchak, Grade 7, Dr. Kearney Middle School, Pesky Mosquitoes Second Place Junior Project – $100, Keeper TrophyWinner – Ridley Chisholm, Grade 8, Dawson Creek Sec. Central Campus, Tapping EnergyTop Junior Project – $200, Keeper TrophyWinner – Kayli Taylor, Grade 8, Upper Pine, Hydro Seeding: Plant Regrowth help for logging blocks where wood chips are used for erosion preventionSecond Place Intermediate Project – $100, Keeper TrophyWinner – Jaiden Gibbons, Grade 9, Freedom Thinkers, Trash TalkTop Intermediate Project – $200, Keeper TrophyWinner – Jade Haab, Grade 9, Freedom Thinkers, Elevated IQSecond Place Senior Project – $100, Keeper TrophyWinner – Amy Crandall, Grade 11, Dawson Creek Secondary, SPSS Campus, A Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome IITop Senior Project – $200, Keeper TrophyWinner – Kyra Taylor, Grade 11, North Peace Secondary School, A Novel Approach for Preventing and Monitoring Back Complications in EquinesNominations for Provincial Awards:Genome BC Scholarship – $1000 ScholarshipNominee – Amy Crandall, Grade 11, Dawson Creek Secondary, SPSS Campus, A Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome II W.E. Coates Award – $200Nominee – Haley Korfmann, Grade 8, Freedom Thinkers, Drowning in OilStudents Selected to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, May 12-19:Hailey Dutchak, Grade 7, Dr. Kearney Middle School, Pesky MosquitoesHaley Korfmann, Grade 8, Freedom Thinkers, Drowning in OilKayli Taylor, Grade 8, Upper Pine, Hydro Seeding: Plant Regrowth help for logging blocks where wood chips are used for erosion preventionAmy Crandall, Grade 11, Dawson Creek Secondary, SPSS Campus, A Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome IIKyra Taylor, Grade 11, North Peace Secondary School, A Novel Approach for Preventing and Monitoring Back Complications in EquinesNote: Ridley Chisholm, Dawson Creek Sec. Central Campus, was originally selected to attend the CWSF in Ottawa, but he is unable to attend, and he was replaced by Haley Korfmann. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Students in Grades 4 – 12 from around the Peace Region showed off their science knowledge at the Northern B.C. Regional Science Fair in Fort St. John on Tuesday.Of the hundreds of students that competed at this year’s regional science fair, just five earned themselves spots to compete at the Canada-wide Science Fair, which is taking place this year in Ottawa from May 12th to 19th. Haley Korfmann, Hailey Dutchak, and sisters Kayli and Kyra Taylor will represent the North Peace at the competition.Dutchak, who is currently in Grade 7 at Dr. Kearney Middle School, did a science project on mosquitoes. Kayli Taylor, who attends Upper Pine School in Grade 8, studied Hydro Seeding – a plant regrowth for logging blocks. Freedom Thinkers independent school student Haley Korfmann, also in Grade 8, did a project called ‘Drowning in Oil’.center_img Winner – Kordell Ollenberger, Grade 8, Clearview, Top ConductorAl Appleton Award – $100Winner – Elanor Copes, Grade 8, Clearview, Feel the HeatBC Agriculture in the Classroom Award – $65last_img read more

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Capt fumes as Canada removes all references to Sikh terrorism

first_imgChandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday protested the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, removing all references to Sikh extremism from its 2018 report on terrorism which had earlier listed it as one of the top five terrorist threats to the country.The 2018 report on terrorism, first released in December last year, drew the ire of the Sikh community at the time of its release as it was the first time it listed Sikh extremism as one of the top five extremist threats in Canada, the Toronto-based CBC news said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Singh protested the Trudeau administration’s decision, saying it “succumbed to domestic political pressure”. “The move is a threat to Indian and global security,” he said. Amarinder said the “knee-jerk decision” by the ruling Canadian Liberal Party was aimed at protecting its political interests in an election year. It could have serious consequences for the Indo-Canadian relations in the long run, Singh said. “(Canadian Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau is playing with fire with his decision to assuage inflamed domestic passions through this ill-considered move,” he claimed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe world cannot afford to fan extremism in any form, which is what the Trudeau government is effectively doing with such ill-thought moves, he added. He pointed out that he himself had given proof to the Canadian Prime Minister during his India visit last year, of his country’s soil being used to spread the separatist Khalistani ideology against a friendly country. Trudeau had been informed of Khalistani activists being involved in financing terror activities in India from Canada, said the Chief Minister in a statement here Sunday. Singh had handed over to the Canadian Prime Minister a list of nine Canada-based operatives allegedly involved in promoting radicalism in Punjab, which has the highest number of Sikhs in India. The chief minister dubbed the “erasure of the various references to Khalistan and Khalistani organisations” from the latest threat report “as an unpardonable act in the eyes of the peace-loving global community.” “It is obvious that Trudeau had played safe in view of the upcoming elections in Canada, giving in to pressure within his country. In the process, he has quite blatantly ignored the adverse impact this could have not only on Canada’s relations with India but also on geopolitical stability,” he added. The updated version of the ‘2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada’ was released on Friday, Toronto-based CBC news quoted The Canadian Press news agency as saying. The language in the report was changed to remove any mention of religion, instead discussing the threat posed by “extremists who support violent means to establish an independent state within India”, it reported.last_img read more

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