Toxic toads could devastate Madagascar’s biodiversity

first_img In 2014, a toxic invasive species—the Asian common toad—was spotted in Madagascar’s largest seaport. Conservation biologists quickly sounded an urgent alarm, warning that the invader could devastate the African island’s unique biodiversity, which includes lemurs and hundreds of other animals found nowhere else in the world. Now, scientists have confirmed that the toad’s toxic slime will likely kill nearly everything in Madagascar that tries to eat it, according to a study that surveyed the susceptibility of 88 species.The findings “strengthen the idea that these [toads] are a major threat,” says Guinevere Wogan, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who wasn’t involved in the study. Knowing how many species are potentially vulnerable is “critical for thinking about how to approach this invasion and save the diversity,” she says.The toads (Duttaphrynus melanostictus) ward off predators by secreting a deadly toxin, which can trigger cardiac arrest. But some snakes, rodents, and even hedgehogs can eat the toads and come out unscathed, thanks to genetic mutations that render the toxin harmless. But no one knew whether Madagascar’s predators, which evolved on the relatively remote island, had developed similar mutations. “Madagascar has been isolated for 80 or 90 million years, and has never had toads,” says Wolfgang Wüster, a herpetologist at Bangor University in the United Kingdom.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)So Wüster and his colleagues decided to inspect the DNA of a diverse subset of Madagascar’s snakes, lizards, frogs, mammals, and birds and see whether they carried the protective mutations. They discovered that only one native species—a rodent called the white-tailed antsangy—is genetically capable of eating toads, the team reports today in Current Biology. The rest of the predators lack the complete set of mutations that confers resistance, leaving lemurs, snakes, lizards, and other native species highly vulnerable should they start snacking on toads. “Small amphibians are very, very easy prey,” Wüster says. “There’s not that many things that wouldn’t eat them.”The toads aren’t within arm’s reach of most native species just yet, as they’ve only been spotted along a roughly 350-kilometer strip of the island’s northeastern coast. But “their range is rapidly expanding,” says James Reardon, a conservation biologist with New Zealand’s Department of Conservation in Te Anau. The toads are prolific breeders—one female can produce thousands of eggs—and there are plenty of rice paddies, waterways, and drainage systems in Madagascar that are helping them expand, he says. “It’s toad heaven.”“This [is one of] the two most invasive toad species in the world,” with the other being the infamous cane toad, says Fred Kraus, a herpetologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “So I don’t see anything stopping it. … At this point, you’d need millions and millions of dollars.”To make matters worse, many of Madagascar’s native species are already struggling to hang on in small pockets of habitat, as most of the island has been deforested, Wüster says. The toad, he adds, “is the kind of thing that could really knock them over the edge.” Asian common toads are an invasive species in Madagascar, threatening the island’s unique biodiversity. Benjamin Marshall By Katie LanginJun. 4, 2018 , 11:00 AM Toxic toads could devastate Madagascar’s biodiversitylast_img read more

Paul is right again, Germany beat Uruguay in third place match

first_imgGermany beat Uruguay 3-2 in the most hostly contested match at the FIFA World Cup, thus winning the third place here in Port Elizabeth. [See pics of the match]Paul the oracle octpus had tipped Germany to win this match and Spain tomorrow’s final against the Netherlands. [See pics of Paul the octopus]Thomas Mueller put Germany ahead with a goal in the 19th minute. Uruguay drew level nine minutes later with Edison Cavani’s strike.The score was 1-1 at half-time after which Diego Forlan scored in the 51st minute to put Uruguay ahead. The lead didn’t last long when Marcell Jansen headed one in 56th.Sami Khedira scored in the 82nd minute to give Germany the lead again. It all boiled down to a free kick for Forlan in the final play of the match.Forlan, who has been Uruguay’s hero in the Cup, hit the bar thus narrowly missing the chance to keep the game alive by taking it into extra time.Mueller and Forlan have thus finished their tournament with five goals each, level with Wesley Sneijder and David Villa.  Having won the World Cup bronze in 2006 as well, Germany wanted to go out on a high against Uruguay, who had fought resolutely in this tournament.Germany’s march to the bronze round: beat Australia 4-0lost to Serbia 0-1beat Ghana 1-0R16: beat England 4-1 [Pics]QF: beat Argentina 4-0 [Pics]SF: lost to Spain 0-1 [Pics]Uruguay were beaten in the semifinals by the Netherlands and Germany by Spain.advertisementTheir march to the bronze round:drew with France 0-0beat South Africa 3-0beat Mexico 1-0R16: beat S Korea 2-1QF: beat Ghana 1-1 (4-2 P) [Pics]SF: lost to Netherlands 2-3 [Pics]One of the interests in this match was whether German striker Miroslav Klose could equal Ronaldo’s record of 15 World Cup goals.Klose, on 14 goals, failed to score and this may well be the 32-year-old’s final World Cup appearance.last_img read more

Morning Newswrap January 6

first_imgPathankot attack: Drug cartels-Indian officials’ nexus under scanner The terrorist attack on the Air Force base in Pathankot has alarmed security agencies about a possible nexus between Pakistani terror groups, local drug cartels and Indian officials.5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Korea nuclear test siteAn earthquake that appears to have been man-made near a known nuclear testing site in North Korea was detected by several monitoring agencies on Wednesday.Serena Williams retires from Hopman Cup match with knee injury World number one Serena Williams retired from her Hopman Cup match against Australian Jarmila Wolfe on Tuesday with a knee injury barely two weeks before launching her bid for a seventh Australian Open title.Here’s how Katrina Kaif reacted to the viral photo of her kissing Ranbir KapoorKatrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor have put all the rumours of their breakup to rest, after the two attended the Christmas lunch together at Kapoor’s residence. Ever since they have started dating each other, speculations of their marriage and alleged break-ups have always been doing the rounds.last_img read more

Kiran Bedi joins villagers to celebrate Pongal

first_imgPuducherry, Jan 15 (PTI): Dispensing with protocol, Lt Governor Kiran Bedi today celebrated Pongal with people of T N Palayam village, a hamlet jointly adopted by Raj Nivas and NCC to make it a model one in cleanliness,environmental upkeep and provision of amenities. Today is the second day of the Pongal festival and is celebrated as the day for welfare of cattle and milch animals. On arrival at the village, the Lt Governor was given a colourful reception by the villagers. She offered prayers at a local temple, witnessed folklore presented by women and also various events, including a yoga demonstration by the youth. She held talks with the villagers with the help of officials accompanying her.The Lt Governor later tweeted that prayers, music, dance and sports unite people. PTI COR APR APR MAVlast_img read more


first_imgLeading sporting footwear manufacturer, Azuma Sports has signed a three-year deal to become an official partner of Touch Football Australia (TFA).The partnership agreement will see Azuma become TFA’s leading sponsorship partner.The six-figure agreement is one of the most significant partnerships TFA has brokered to date and has been designed with benefits for all affiliates from the elite player through to the park level.”Azuma is very excited to be the major sponsor of touch football and look forward to establishing a great relationship over many years.” said Paul Smart, Managing Director of Azuma Sports.Azuma have also created a new shoe, Bexsta, designed specifically for Touch Football and Australian conditions and will be available exclusively through TFA and associated distribution channels.Azuma’s Touch Football boots have been designed to provide greater comfort through superior cushioning, support and grip. They are extremely lightweight and provide elite players with a significant competitive edge.Through their partnership with TFA, Azuma will become the presenting partner of the National Open teams and squads and will also be the official footwear of Touch Football Australia.”As a young Australian company we are excited by the challenge of entering new markets and look forward to working with elite sports people to further develop our products with their valuable feedback,” said Mr Smart.TFA Chief Executive Officer Kevin Thompson believes TFA’s sponsorship consultant’s, P4 Group have been instrumental in securing the support of Azuma and TFA looks forward to seeing the benefits of the deal flow through to all levels of the sport.”The signing of Azuma is very exciting for Touch,” Kevin said. “Azuma have come on board during a period of change in the organisation and we know their support will help us service the needs of our sport even better,” he said today.For more information please contact:Kevin ThompsonTouch Football Australia Chief Executive OfficerP: (02) 6285 2703Rachel GrantTouch Football Australia Media ManagerP: (02) 6285 2703E: Paul SmartAzumaDirectorP: (03) 9857 read more

‘No more McDonald’s!’ – Ledezma out to emulate Pulisic

first_imgWhen Christian Pulisic left the United States to join Borussia Dortmund at the tender age of 16, he was by no means the first young American to try his luck abroad.However, there is no denying that the success of the Chelsea winger has led to a bit of a trend.In fact, the USA team that made it to the quarter-finals at the Under-20 World Cup back in June relied heavily on players plying their trade in Europe, with expats such as Timothy Weah, Sebastian Soto and Alex Mendez the standout performers. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Another member of that talented squad who has already made the jump to Europe is gifted midfielder Richard Ledezma.The 18-year-old joined Eredivisie giants PSV at the start of 2019 and, even though an injury initially slowed him down somewhat, he is now slowly but surely getting used to his new surroundings.“It wasn’t that difficult to make the move to Netherlands,” Ledezma told Goal and Voetbalzone.  “I’ve been away from my family for almost two, three years, playing with Real Salt Lake in Utah. So we were living in dorms and I don’t think it’s much harder.” That’s not to say nothing’s changed at all for the youngster, though, as he’s had to accept a change to his diet. “When I arrived, I was a little chubby – they called me fatty!” 😂#USMNT youth international Richard Ledezma tells us about Christian Pulisic’s Fortnite advice, and Ruud van Nistelrooy tells us about PSV’s next promising talent 🔥— Goal (@goal) July 22, 2019“PSV help me with my nutrition, with my food and how I eat. It’s the quantity of food you eat, I guess,” he added. “Because I came a little chubby, when I got here, I guess. They all called me ‘fatty’ and stuff, so I was like, cool, you know? So no more McDonald’s!” Having spent the first six months of his PSV career with the Under-19 team, he worked closely with legendary striker Ruud van Nistelrooy and the former Manchester United ace is impressed with Ledezma’s potential. “He’s making a difference in midfield with very quick-thinking passes, movement, can score a goal, play people in, he’s creating chances for the whole team,” the PSV U-19 coach stated. “So a very promising talent, I was really happy to work with him for now.” Ledezma himself, meanwhile, agrees with Van Nistelrooy’s assessment of his biggest strengths. “I play as a No.10 or No.8, although I can also play the No.6 role. But I’m more flashy as a player, so I like going forward more,” the USA U-20 star said.  “I like to assist, to create goals. I’m not about scoring goals, but about assists, you know, that’s my thing.” Richie Ledezma USA PSVWith that in mind, it’s no surprise that Ledezma idolises former Barcelona superstar Andres Iniesta, as well as his aforementioned compatriot Pulisic.  “Role-models? Iniesta… He’s a big player obviously. I know it’s hard to compare, but I think I could do it one day. You have to aim high,” he added. “Pulisic is an inspiration too. I played Fortnite with him once, the video game. It was nice talking to him, giving me a little advice. I look up to him, he’s the number one when it comes to Americans playing soccer in Europe.” But whereas Pulisic has already earned himself a big-money move to Chelsea after making over 100 appearances for BVB, Ledezma still very much has his work cut out to prove himself in the European game. His contract with PSV is due to expire at the end of the 2019-20 campaign and he’s well aware of the importance of the season ahead, with the Eindhoven side having a unilateral option to extend his deal by two years. “My ambition here at PSV is to convince the club to trigger that option. So hopefully I get those two extra years and move up to the first team quickly. And then just experience first-team minutes. “My ideal route would be to get those two extra years, but to be playing with the first team and some games with Jong PSV obviously. And hopefully move higher and higher. “[I would] play in the first team for a few years and then maybe move to Spain.  “Real Madrid are my favourite club in the world, but I don’t necessarily see myself playing there…”last_img read more

Key specs of Samsung Galaxy A50 leak, could launch soon after Galaxy S10, S10+

first_imgKey specs of Samsung Galaxy A50 leak, could launch soon after Galaxy S10, S10+The report furthermore reveals that Galaxy A50 will come with in-display fingerprint sensor but it is said to sport the optical sensor and not the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint like S10, which is after February 2019.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiDecember 31, 2018UPDATED: January 2, 2019 09:24 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung is seemingly working on two other mid-tier phones which are – Galaxy M20 and Galaxy A50.Report about the Galaxy A50 reveals that the phone will not come with 5000mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy A50 is expected to launch running on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box based on its own One UI.Samsung is on a roll. The South Korean smartphone maker has recently launched its first punch hole display phone aka the Galaxy A8s. The smartphone is yet to go official in India, but considering Samsung brings all its popular phones to the country and also that the competitor of the A8s aka Honor View20 is coming to India soon, we expect the Galaxy A8s to also hit the Indian shores very soon. Possibly by the early days of 2019. Currently, Samsung is working to launch its flagships of the year – Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ — in or around Mobile World Congress 2019 which is scheduled for Feb 25. Alongside the S10 series of phones, Samsung is seemingly working on two other mid-tier phones which are – Galaxy M20 and Galaxy A50.While the M series phone is expected to go official before the S10, the A series phone might launch only after the Mobile World Congress 2019. Previous rumours had revealed that the Galaxy A50 will be backed by a massive 5000mAh battery, but now a new report denies the past rumours. A new report about the Galaxy A50 reveals that the phone will not come with 5000mAh battery instead it will pack a 4000mAh battery.The Galaxy A50 is said to belong to Samsung’s mid-range segment but even though the phone is said to be affordable rumours claim that the A50 will come with wireless charging support. This bit of information could be authentic as Samsung had previously revealed that it’s planning to bring wireless charging support its mid-range segment in the future.advertisementIn addition to the battery details, the new report also reveals that the Samsung Galaxy A50 will have more than one camera on the back panel and the primary camera among them will include a 24MP sensor. The report also affirms that the A50 will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7 9610 chipset with four Cortex-A73 cores and four A53s. This A series phone from Samsung is said to come in two variants – 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 4GB RAM/128GB storage.The Samsung Galaxy A50 is expected to launch running on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box based on its own One UI. This makes us believe that Samsung could launch the A50 after the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ as the company’s yearly flagships are usually the first ones to launch with the latest software. Galaxy S10 series of phones are said to launch running on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. The report furthermore reveals that Galaxy A50 will come with in-display fingerprint sensor but it is said to sport the optical sensor and not the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint like S10, which is after February 2019.ALSO READ | This is when Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users in India will get Android 9 Pie updateALSO READ | Over 20 Samsung devices to get Android Pie in 2019: Check here if your device is one of themALSO READ | Samsung begins rollout of Android 9 Pie based OneUI version 1.0 for Galaxy S9 and S9+Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxylast_img read more

Team Tankers International Shakes Up Fleet

first_imgzoom Tanker owner Team Tankers International Ltd. has engaged in considerable reshuffling of its fleet with a dozen of vessel transactions carried out since November.The most recent ones saw Team Tankers sell the 20,000 dwt stainless steel ship the North Fighter, and agreeing to sell two 3,500 dwt stainless steel ships, the Sichem Colibri and the Sichem Sparrow.TTI said it expects to record a USD 0.3 million gain from the sale of the North Fighter.Further, the company committed to acquire the Sichem Mumbai, a 13,000 dwt epoxy coated ship currently hired on a bareboat charter.“Since rolling out our focused growth strategy in November 2015, we have completed or committed to 12 vessel transactions, adding 7 vessels in our key ship classes and disposing of 5 non-core vessels,” says Hans Feringa, CEO of Team Tankers.“The 5 sales, which generated USD 42 million in proceeds, were all done at or around the estimated fair market value of these vessels and lend strong support for published estimates of the total market value of our fleet,” added Feringa.In the 4th quarter, the company acquired the Sichem Amethyst and the Sichem Contester, previously chartered in on time charter agreements. Two of the company’s older and smaller ships, the Sichem Houston and the Sichem Fumi, were sold.The tanker owner also committed to acquire the Southern Zebra, a 8,900 dwt stainless steel chemical tanker, expected to be delivered in March 2016.During the quarter, the company also took delivery of one IMO2 MR on a one-year time charter.“As part of our growth strategy in the regional coated ship class, the company acquired two ships, and took delivery of two ships on time charter in this class subsequent to quarter end,” TTI further added.Team Tankers reported an EBITDA for the 4th quarter of USD 17.4 million, compared with USD 6.9 million in the corresponding quarter in 2014. Net profit in the 4th quarter of 2015 was USD 4.9 million, compared with a net loss of USD 114.1 million in Q4’14.The market conditions from the 4th quarter are expected to continue in the 1st quarter of 2016, the company went on to say.last_img read more

UP to hold 2nd groundbreaking of Rs 70000 cr industrial project

first_imgLucknow: The two-day second ground breaking ceremony of industrial projects worth Rs 70,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh, will begin in Lucknow on July 28. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the event and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will preside over the concluding ceremony on July 29. During the investors’ summit held in 2018, the Uttar Pradesh government had signed MoUs for investment of Rs 4.68 lakh crore with various public sector undertakings, private companies and industrial houses. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! State Minister for industrial development Satish Mahana said: “The state government plans to launch industrial and infrastructure projects worth almost Rs 70,000 crore next month. The projects come from the 1,047 MoUs, the state government and companies signed during the ‘UP Investors Summit’ in Lucknow in February, 2018.” The projects lined up for foundation laying at the proposed ground breaking event pertain to different sectors, including electronics, infrastructure, food processing and textiles. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed The companies and industrial houses whose projects are likely to be launched comprise Aditya Birla Group, Vivo, Azure Power, Adani Gas, Samsung, Torrent, Medanta Hospital and J K Cement, among others. On July 29 last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of projects worth over Rs 60,000 crore during the first ground breaking. He had also exhorted Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra to race for becoming India’s first trillion dollar state economy. Later, Uttar Pradesh announced it will organize a second ground breaking ceremony, but the proposed ceremony was postponed multiple times owing to lack of adequate groundwork, including land acquisition and clearances. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had even expressed displeasure over the delay. Of the projects launched at the first ground breaking ceremony in July 2018, the state claims that 29 projects worth Rs 30,000 crore have started commercial production and the rest 52 projects were nearing completion. The state is also planning to host the next investors’ summit in February 2020. It would be organized on a grand scale to position the state as an ideal investment destination. In the last summit, the state had hosted foreign delegates from Mauritius, Japan, the Netherlands, Finland, Czech Republic, Thailand and Slovakia.last_img read more

More effective than a carbon tax Saskatchewan digs in heels on climate

first_imgMOOSE JAW, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government is doubling down on its climate change strategy and continues to defy Ottawa’s demand it put a broad-based price on carbon emissions.Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said Wednesday the province is expanding emission limits based on production for facilities such as potash mines and pulp mills. Those facilities generate 11 per cent of the province’s emissions.“We’ve made it clear that the federal carbon tax is ineffective and will not reduce emissions in Saskatchewan and we’ve made it clear that we do not believe the federal government has constitutional authority to implement a backstop in Saskatchewan,” Duncan said.The federal climate plan calls for taxes of greenhouse gas emissions starting at $10 per tonne this year and rising $10 a year to $50 a tonne in 2022. It leaves it to the provinces to decide how to do that either through a tax, a cap-and-trade system or have a price imposed by Ottawa.Saskatchewan is asking the Court of Appeal to rule on whether that plan is unconstitutional. The province has argued its climate change plan is enough to reduce emissions and a carbon tax would hurt the Saskatchewan economy.Saskatchewan is the lone holdout from the federal climate strategy although has received support from Ontario, which is also challenging the plan in court.A spokesperson for Environment Minister Catherine McKenna referred a request for comment to Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. In an emailed statement, LeBlanc said Ottawa is pleased Saskatchewan is putting a price on pollution.“While the price applies to a limited number of businesses, it is an acknowledgment from the province that putting a price on pollution is an effective way to tackle climate change while growing the economy at the same time,” the statement said.“We encourage the province to submit this plan for evaluation.”Ottawa set a deadline of Sept. 1 for provinces to submit their climate change plans for assessment to determine if they meet the federal government’s standard. But Duncan said Saskatchewan won’t be submitting its plan because he said the province doesn’t need approval.“This is the right plan for the province of Saskatchewan and more than any of the work done by the federal government, it’s actually tailored to the specifics of Saskatchewan’s economy,” Duncan said.Saskatchewan has already announced emission limits for electricity generation and methane from oil and gas.Duncan said that the province’s new emission standards were developed after consultation with industry, as well as environmental experts. The new standards are expected to reduce emissions by 10 per cent or one million tonnes by 2030.Saskatchewan has applied for more than $200 million in federal funding to fight climate change even though Ottawa has said the province will not be eligible because it has not signed on to the federal carbon tax strategy.The Opposition NDP accused the government of essentially putting a price on carbon while missing out on federal funding.“It’s a little bit rich for the Sask. Party to say they don’t want a carbon tax when they’re allowing the federal government to impose one on the province and now they are looking at what is essentially a carbon pricing plan,” said NDP critic David Forbes.— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more

PostDeMo notes exchanged for commission Congress

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday cited a ‘sting operation’ to allege exchange of old notes post-demonetisation for hefty commissions by people claiming proximity to the government and the BJP, but the ruling party refuted the allegations and said it would take appropriate legal action.At a press conference here, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal also alleged that currency notes worth thousands of crores were printed abroad and transported into India. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsHe alleged that “a team of government officials drawn from different departments were engaged in the exchange of old notes for new post demonetisation”. He, however, did not authenticate the videos he showed at the conference and said these are in the public domain and the concerned agencies should initiate a probe. Sibal also claimed the Election Commission was not acting on their complaints. Responding to the charges, union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Patna that “Kapil Sibal has made false allegations on our (party) president (Amit Shah) and we will take legal action.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”Demonetisation is the biggest scam in the history of India. Current notes (issued after the old Rs 500/100 notes were demonetised in November 2016) were printed abroad and transported into India, and there can be nothing more anti-national than this,” Sibal told reporters. “Modi started his tenure by fooling us, and he is ending his five-year-tenure by traumatising us. He traumatised the people of this country; he has traumatised the poor of this country; he has traumatised journalists and his political opponents. He has used the agencies to target people who are opposed to him,” he said. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Sibal had exposed the “stench of corruption that has reached the highest echelons of the Modi Government”. “If this is not ‘anti-national’, then what is? Will, the Supreme Court, show the courage to take note and hold the corrupt accountable?” he asked. Referring to the Income-Tax Department action against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s aides, the Congress leader said the alacrity with which the Enforcement Directorate and I-T have acted; they should also move fast and arrest the people in the video and tell the country what has happened. He said the government should initiate a probe into allegations made in the video. He accused the government agencies of acting against BJP’s political rivals but not against those who are close to the ruling party or the government despite complaints against them.last_img read more

Relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea unstable but not explosive UN envoy says

Legwaila Joseph Legwaila, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Ethiopia and Eritrea, told the press in New York that while UNMEE has been very successful since September 2000, it “was being stalemated, or spoiled by the failure to demarcate the border, which is the sole responsibility of the Boundary Commission working out of The Hague” in the Netherlands.Mr. Legwaila recalled that on 13 April 2002 the Boundary Commission appointed by the two sides reached a decision on the boundary, which the parties accepted immediately. Last September, however, Ethiopia “found something wrong with that decision” and informed the UN that it could not cooperate in the demarcation of the border “as is.”He pointed out that the situation was particularly dangerous given the fact that two countries had fought a terrible war, which took the lives of more than 100,000 people.”At present, however, there are no indications that there will be a resumption of hostilities,” he said, adding that UNMEE is closely watching the situation. “We are monitoring the Temporary Security Zone,” he said. “The forces of the two sides remain separated and remain respectful of the Temporary Security Zone, which it is our responsibility to manage.”Nearly 4,200 soldiers of UNMEE were monitoring the Temporary Security Zone, the envoy said.The international community is trying to break the impasse, meanwhile, and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan recently appointed former Canadian Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy a Special Envoy to deal with the problems related to the border, Mr. Legwaila noted.Asked why both sides attached so much importance to getting the small town of Badme, the envoy said he had been told that since the war had started there, whoever lost Badme would lose the propaganda war.”If you lose Badme, then you have been declared the aggressor in the war,” he said. “If you win Badme, then you are the aggressed.” read more

UN health agency warns of rise in urban air pollution with poorest

Some 98 per cent of cities in low- and middle-income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants do not meet WHO air quality limits, according to the latest global urban ambient air pollution database presented today by the agency. In high-income countries, however, that percentage drops to 56 per cent. “Air pollution is a major cause of disease and death. It is good news that more cities are stepping up to monitor air quality, so when they take actions to improve it they have a benchmark,” said Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant-Director General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health. “When dirty air blankets our cities the most vulnerable urban populations – the youngest, oldest and poorest – are the most impacted.” In the past two years, the database – which now covers 3,000 cities in 103 countries – has nearly doubled, with more cities measuring air pollution levels and recognizing the associated health impacts. As urban air quality declines, the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma, increases for the people who live in them, WHO stressed. Global urban air pollution trendsDuring the five-year period from 2008 to 2013, WHO compared 795 cities in 67 countries for levels of small and fine particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5 – particles smaller than 10 or 2.5 microns). This included pollutants such as sulfates, nitrates and black carbon, which penetrate deep into the lungs and into the cardiovascular system, posing the greatest risks to human health. Data were then analyzed to develop regional trends. Among the key trends from the period include that global urban air pollution levels increased by 8 per cent, despite improvements in some regions, according to the agency. In general, urban air pollution levels were lowest in high-income countries, with lower levels most prevalent in Europe, the Americas and the Western Pacific region. The highest urban air pollution levels were experienced in low- and middle-income countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean and South-East Asia regions, with annual mean levels often exceeding five to ten times the limits set by the agency, followed by low-income cities in the Western Pacific region. Photo: UNEP In the Eastern Mediterranean and South-East Asia regions and in low-income countries in the Western Pacific region, levels of urban air pollution increased by more than five per cent in more than two thirds of the cities. WHO noted that urban air pollution data remain sparse in the African region, although the available data revealed particulate matter levels above the median. The database now contains particulate matter measurements for more than twice as many cities than previous versions. Reducing the toll on human health Ambient air pollution, made of high concentrations of small and fine particulate matter, is the greatest environmental risk to health – causing more than three million premature deaths worldwide every year, WHO said. “Urban air pollution continues to rise at an alarming rate, wreaking havoc on human health,” said Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health. “At the same time, awareness is rising and more cities are monitoring their air quality. When air quality improves, global respiratory and cardiovascular-related illnesses decrease.” Most sources of urban outdoor air pollution are well beyond the control of individuals and demand action by cities, as well as national and international policymakers to promote cleaner transport, more efficient energy production and waste management, WHO said. More than half of the monitored cities in high-income countries and more than one third in low- and middle-income countries reduced their air pollution levels by more than 5 per cent in five years. Levels for available mega-cities of more than 14 million habitants for the last available year in the period 2011-2015. Graphic: WHO Reducing industrial smokestack emissions, increasing use of renewable power sources such as solar and wind, and prioritizing rapid transit, walking and cycling networks in cities are among the available and affordable strategies, the agency noted. “It is crucial for city and national governments to make urban air quality a health and development priority,” said WHO’s Carlos Dora. “When air quality improves, health costs from air pollution-related diseases shrink, worker productivity expands and life expectancy grows. Reducing air pollution also brings an added climate bonus, which can become a part of countries’ commitments to the climate treaty,” he added, referring to the Paris Agreement on climate change WHO’s air quality guidelines provide global guidance on thresholds and limits for key air pollutants that pose health risks. The guidelines indicate that by reducing particulate matter pollution from 70 to 20 micrograms per cubic metre, air pollution-related deaths could be reduced by about 15 per cent. From 23 to 28 May, at the next session of theWorld Health Assembly – WHO’s decision-making body – Member States will discuss a road map for an enhanced global response to the adverse health effects of air pollution. read more

Another match official for WWE Evolution WWE Hall of Famer to appear

first_img Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Twitter Alexa Bliss Reportedly Injured Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolution Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipAlexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At EvolutionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Trish Stratus WWE has confirmed another match for the Evolution PPV on October 28.Lita vs. Mickie James has been officially announced for the all-women’s PPV taking place in Uniondale, New York and streaming live on the WWE Network.WWE’s official hype for the match is as follows:“Together, the two Superstars have captured 10 Women’s Championships, with Lita winning four titles and James earning six. Both competitors can boast a championship victory over the other, including Mickie’s win in Lita’s retirement match at Survivor Series back in 2006. Fast-forward to 2018 where this storied rivalry is now set to be renewed in groundbreaking fashion.”Already announced for the show is Trish Stratus vs. Alexa Bliss.WWE Hall of Famer to appear on RAW next weekWWE has announced that Hall of Famer Mick Foley will be appearing on RAW next Monday night from New Orleans to reflect on his Hell in a Cell match 20 years later.Paul “Triple H” Levesque will also appear to respond to The Undertaker.Next week’s #RAW will be LEGENDARY, because @TripleH will respond to The #Undertaker, and @RealMickFoley will celebrate 20 YEARS of his iconic #HellInACell match… #HIAC— WWE (@WWE) September 4, 2018 WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Nikki Bella WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Alexa Bliss WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Videos Articles Google+ Pinterest Videos Articles Facebook Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WhatsApplast_img read more

Delhi pujas go the theme way

Innovation in times of financial crisis — this is a theme that seems common to the Durga Puja preparations across the Capital.As the puja committees blame the economic constraints, they are also making the most of it with innovative themes such as ecology, rural life, Bengali icons and cuisine.At the Kashmere Gate Durga Puja, one of Delhi’s oldest pujas where the festivities will enter the 103rd year, the colour green and Bengali tradition are touchstones for the rites of invocation. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Every year, we allow non-profit groups to collect flowers used in the rituals to extract eco-friendly colours. This year too, many groups are keen to harvest used flowers,’ said Samarendra Bose.Even the idol is eco-friendly, with the ek chala [single frame] idol sculpted in chalk to help it easily dissolve in water during immersion. The idol has been made by Biswajit Pal, an artisan from Calcutta. The pandal or marquee has a rustic flavour reminiscent of the idyllic life of Bengal’s lush countryside. The spotlight, however, is on food. ‘The Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixbhog is important. We feed at least 3,000 people every year,’ he said.Like Kashmere Gate, the emerging theme of this year’s Durga Puja in different parts of the Capital appears to be food.On Sunday, there was a four-hour Delhi Food Walk tour that took food lovers through Chittaranjan Park to taste kathi rolls, phuchka, jhaal-moori, mutton ghugni and fish cutlets and catch a glimpse of the dhunuchi naach, the arti (invocation) dance before the idols to the beat of the dhaks. At the K-Block puja, the scaling down of ostentation will be compensated by nine items on the bhog menu. The theme of the B-Block puja is the 150th birth anniversary of seer-philosopher Swami Vivekananda. The marquee resembles the Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari and the interiors echo the Belur Math. There are also portraits of Vivekananda and extracts from his address at a convention of religions in Chicago in 1897.The Navapalli Puja Samiti in Pocket 40 depicts how the households of landlords in rural Bengal celebrate the festival in thakur dalan — the pillared courtyard outlying private shrines.The Puja committee in Durgotsav, Greater Kailash-II has adopted the girl child as its theme all over the pandal. Maha Kumari — the figure of a schoolgirl standing over on a lion and carrying a trident and a disc — is at the entrance of pandal that has a village mud hut facade and have walls on which children will be allowed to paint. The high point is serving of bhog, served by the women of the puja committee. [IANS] read more

Canadian mining company reorganizes to seek damages from Costa Rica

first_img Facebook Comments The news last July that Canadian mining firm Infinito Gold was closing shop caused some to speculate that the company’s multimillion dollar case against Costa Rica before the World Bank’s arbitration court might be moot. Not so. Infinito announced last week that it has secured funding from a lender to continue pursuing damages stemming from Costa Rica’s cancellation of the firm’s gold mining concession in 2011.Infinito is seeking approximately $300 million in damages and lost profits, including interest, plus attorney fees and other expenses related to the arbitration.The sought-out amount also includes several million dollars it was ordered to pay last year by a Costa Rican court for restoration and reforestation of the mining site, located in northern Alajuela province near the border with Nicaragua.Erich Rauguth, who in September was appointed interim president and chief executive officer of Infinito after the previous board resigned, said the company’s sole purpose, for now, is to seek reparations for losses related to the never-realized Crucitas mine in Costa Rica. He said the firm has no assets.“[The company] produced a mine that could have been in production, and right now the obligation to shareholders is to make sure they get some return on investment,” he told The Tico Times in a telephone interview from Canada. Rauguth co-founded Infinito Gold, formerly Vannessa Ventures, and was a large stakeholder and a director of the company until 2006, according to an arbitration court filing. He was also president of the Costa Rican subsidiary of the company, Industrias Infinito.Infinito’s rebirthIn March 2014, after Infinito definitively lost a legal battle in Costa Rica courts that lasted more than a decade, the company filed a request for arbitration before the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). But just six months after the newly-formed arbitration tribunal held its first telephone conference in the case, Infinito announced that it was folding — or at least that’s what it sounded like.“Infinito Gold Ltd. (the “Company”) announces that all of the directors of the Company and all of the officers of the Company have resigned from their respective positions with the Company effective immediately,” a July 15, 2015 news release read. The company disclosed that it was more than $160 million dollars in debt and that because of this and the fact that the firm’s principal shareholder and creditor — billionaire Canadian investor Ron Mannix — “was unwilling to advance any further funds to the Company, the Company has concluded that it will not be possible for it to continue operations.”Nine days later, Costa Rica requested that the case before the World Bank’s ICSID be dropped.Apparently, other Infinito shareholders weren’t willing to give up the battle. In September, Infinito announced that a new board of directors had been approved by a British Colombia court. The board includes two shareholders and Rauguth, who was appointed to reorganize the company and get the arbitration claim back on track.The newly-reorganized company advised the World Bank court that it wished to continue the proceedings and filed its complaint, called a Memorial on the Merits, on December 23, its deadline to do so.Then, on January 15, the company announced that it had secured new funding to continue with its case against Costa Rica. Under the agreement, the funder, whose identity was not disclosed, would get a portion of any final settlement awarded by the arbitration court to Infinito. Infinito also announced that its secured creditors had agreed not to demand payment of the company’s debt pending the outcome of the ICSID case “or certain other events.”Infinito’s claimAt the heart of Infinito’s claim before the ICSID is the allegation that, despite continuous controversy over the mine, the Costa Rican government made numerous assurances — across several administrations — that the project could go forward. The company argues that these assurances culminated in the 2010 decision from the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, that the project was environmentally sound and could move forward.The following year, another branch of the Supreme Court, the Administrative Chamber, annulled all of the project’s permits based on a 2002 moratorium on open-pit mining. The company claims that this decision ignored several previous legal decisions by Costa Rica’s high court upholding Infinito’s rights to proceed with the project.Infinito says it spent approximately $81 million developing the Crucitas gold mine between 1993 and 2013.In its claim, Infinito blames much of its legal woes in Costa Rica on anti-mining activists and politicians, suggesting that they unduly influenced court and government decisions. (The Costa Rican conservation community saw the end of Crucitas as a major victory for the environment and the country’s green image.)In its Memorial on the Merits, the company, which is represented in the arbitration case by Canadian legal firm Torys, argues that Costa Rica violated four of its obligations under the Costa Rica-Canada Promotion and Protection of Investments treaty. The company claims that Costa Rica:Unlawfully expropriated Infinito’s investment by annulling the project’s approvals;Breached its obligation to provide fair and equitable treatment to Infinito’s investments, including the firm’s “legitimate expectations that it would be treated by Costa Rica in a consistent and predictable manner”;Failed to provide Infinito’s investments with “full protection and security”; andBreached the most-favored nation clause of the bilateral investment treaty by shirking “its obligation to do ‘what is necessary’ to protect Infinito’s investments.”The claim asks that Costa Rica be found liable for damages arising from these alleged violations “based on the fair market value of the Crucitas project as of the date of the breaches, or the date of the award, whichever is higher, assuming that the breaches had never occurred.”A consulting firm hired by Infinito estimated the damages at $321 million.The investorsIn its claim, the company says the trading price of its shares “began to free fall” right after the 2011 announcement from the Administrative Chamber of Costa Rica’s Supreme Court annulling Infinito’s mining concession. The price of Infinito shares reached zero in March 2013, according to the complaint, and has remained near zero ever since. (See a historical chart of Infinito’s trading price here.)Infinito claims that at least 620 individual investors lost their money because of Costa Rica’s alleged investment treaty violations, many of it held in retirement savings plans. Rauguth estimated the actual number of individual investors at near 1,000 (he said it used to be closer to 2,000).The company’s current relationship with Ron Mannix, who has been identified in earlier company documents and numerous news reports as the company’s biggest shareholder and financial backer through his companies Coril Holdings and Exploram Enterprises, is unclear.Coril Holdings does, however, appear to still own the biggest chunk of Infinito shares. The Tico Times contacted Coril Holdings but was told the firm had no comment on the matter.Another legal battle beginsNicolás Boeglin, a University of Costa Rica international law professor, said arbitration disputes before the ICSID usually take at least four years to resolve. He said it generally costs around $8 million for a country to defend itself in such cases — before potential damages.Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Ministry, COMEX, which is representing the country before the World Bank investment tribunal, said it couldn’t comment on the renewed litigation but said it would file its counter Memorial on the Merits by the end of March.Read more reporting on the Crucitas saga from The Tico Times Related posts:Infinito Gold files lawsuit against Costa Rican government over canceled gold mining contract Op-ed: ‘Zombie’ Canadian mining company, Infinito Gold, stalks Costa Rica Gold mining company that sued Costa Rica files for bankruptcy  Costa Rica court orders new trial over alleged Crucitas mine improprietylast_img read more

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