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Three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldo, who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, confirmed his retirement on Monday at the age of 34.”I’m stopping my career as a professional footballer,” Ronaldo announced at a press conference in Sao Paulo. “It’s been a beautiful, emotional, marvellous career.”Ronaldo also revealed that he suffered from a thyroid problem that had made it difficult to control his weight.
Royal Challengers Bangalore lived to fight another day in the Indian Premier League as the pair of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were involved in a 118-run stand off 64 balls as RCB scripted a five wicket win over Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Saturday.Kohli (70 off 40) and De Villiers (72 not out off 37) helped RCB race to the 182-run target in 19 overs despite being reduced to two for 18 in the third over.”I started off slowly, luckily Virat was going well at the other end. Started feeling much better after 10-15 balls,” de Villiers said at the post match presentation where he was awarded with the man-of-the-match.AB de Villiers told me we were going to win: Virat KohliDelhi had scored 181 for four, largely due to the efforts of Rishabh Pant (61 off 34) and debutant Abhishek Sharma (46 not out off 19) of Under-19 fame.The much-needed win on Saturday night was RCB’s fourth in 11 games, keeping them in contention for a play-off spot. The loss for the hosts meant their campaign got worse as they registered their ninth defeat in 12 matches.MATCH REPORT | MATCH HIGHLIGHTSDe Villiers smashed four boundaries and six sixes as well as finishing the match with a straight hit over the fence off Trent Boult.Virat Kohli smashes 34th fifty to become leading IPL run-scorer againEarlier, Pant continued his destructive form before Sharma impressed immensely on his IPL debut.Sharma was one of three IPL debutants for Delhi alongside Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane and South African pacer Junior Dala.advertisementLamichhane too stood out with his performance as he took Parthiv Patel’s wicket and conceded 25 runs in four overs. Dala, on the other hand, was disappointing leaking 34 runs in three overs.”It’s admirable to see youngsters come here and perform well, very happy to be a part of a tournament like this,” de Villiers said.”We play for a great franchise and that is what motivates me,” he added.(With inputs from PTI)
Touch Football Australia (TFA) would like to announce the appointment of the following people:Men’s 30’s Coach – John SinghMen’s 35’s Coach – Emmanuel BuhagiarMen’s 40’s Coach – Bruce AgerWomen’s 30’s Coach – Sue SalterSenior Mixed Coach – Manu WakelyTFA wishes them all the best during the World Cup campaign.
zoom Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is set to enter uncharted territory starting from 2018 as the company aims to achieve sustainable growth.With its expanding activities in Japan, but also across Asia, the Americas and the rest of the world, MHI said it needs to continue to develop solutions that respond to global needs and “take on the world’s toughest challenges.”Together with expansion, the company aims for a future of sustainable development, as outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.“MHI now stands at a crossroads in our evolution. We must create a new way forward that combines our core engineering strengths with revolutionary new advancements in IT and digital communications,” Shunichi Miyanaga, MHI President and CEO, said.Based on these fundamental guidelines, the company expects 2018 to be the first step towards a new stage of sustainable growth.With only three months remaining in the final year of MHI’s 2015 Medium-Term Business Plan, MHI informed that it has fallen short in reaching the financial targets set in the plan, despite implementing a number of measures.“While this is certainly disappointing, I want all of us to continue to make progress toward better results in the future,” Miyanaga added.The company will continue to make progress on the issues that remain. In May 2018, MHI is scheduled to release its new Medium-Term Business Plan, when it will take “the next step toward our new phase of sustainable growth.”
DETROIT – An underwater commuter traffic tunnel between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., is closing for more than a week as part of a nearly $22-million renovation project.The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is scheduled to close Friday night and reopen the morning of Oct. 30 as crews replace the concrete ceiling and make other infrastructure improvements.Border crossings in the Detroit area will be diverted to the Ambassador Bridge.Renovations are scheduled to be completed next June.Other periodic closings are planned during the construction project, and details are posted on the tunnel’s website .The tunnel opened in 1930 and runs beneath the surface of the Detroit River.About 12,000 vehicles use the tunnel daily.
The team, which includes the UN Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, Charles Petrie, as well as representatives from UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) and the departments of peacekeeping, field support and political affairs at UN Headquarters in New York, will hold talks in Nairobi and Addis Ababa. Violence continues in Somalia, which has not had a functioning central government since 1991, despite the signing in June of the UN-facilitated Djibouti Agreement by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS). Both sides agreed in that pact to end their conflict and called on the UN to deploy an international stabilization force to the troubled nation. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated that conditions are not yet right for a UN peacekeeping operation in Somalia. Instead, he recommends strengthening the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) through financing, logistical support, training, equipment and other reinforcements facilitated by the UN and Member States. Mr. Ban has “undertaken a number of contacts, including with regional leaders, to ensure that AMISOM urgently receives the necessary support,” according to a statement issued by UNPOS. In addition to discussing ways to support AMISOM, the team will also hold consultations on support to Somalia’s transitional security forces and police. UN Special Representative for Somalia Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah said he was hopeful that the visit would result in concrete and swift action. Meanwhile, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported that gunmen shot and killed one of its staff members yesterday near the Somali capital, Mogadishu – the second killing of a WFP worker in the country in three days. Mohamud Omar Moallim, a 49-year old food monitor, was killed during a distribution to displaced people about 10 kilometres northwest of Mogadishu, according to the agency. Despite the challenging security circumstances in Somalia, WFP has managed to provide food aid to more than 1.5 million needy people in the country each month. WFP shipped some 260,000 metric tons of food to Somalia in 2008, almost four times what it provided in 2007. An estimated of 3.2 million people in Somalia – 43 per cent of the population – are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the combined effects of conflict and drought. 9 January 2009A United Nations team will head to the Horn of Africa next week to explore how the world body can support the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Somalia, which has seen an upsurge in violence in recent months despite the signing of a UN-facilitated peace accord last June.
Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised “quiet Australians” for delivering his party a “miracle” election victory on Saturday after his Labor challenger conceded defeat.Morrison had entered the election as an underdog, but after a hard-fought campaign defied the odds to extend the Liberal-National coalition’s six-year rule. Pre-election opinion polls had suggested that the coalition would lose its bid for a third three-year term, and that Morrison would have had one of the shortest tenures as prime minister in the 118-year history of the Australian federation. “I have always believed in miracles!” he told jubilant supporters in Sydney. “How good is Australia!”? Earlier, National broadcaster ABC called the election for Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s coalition.The Liberal Party-led coalition seemed on track to win at least 73 seats and the opposition Labor Party at least 65 seats in the 151-seat House of Representatives, where parties need a majority to form a government.The close result from Saturday’s election raises the prospect of the coalition forming a minority government. Australian election favourite Bill Shorten conceded defeat after his defeat in national polls on Saturday, saying he would resign as party leader. “It is obvious that Labor will not be able to form the next government”, Shorten told disbelieving supporters in Melbourne.“In the national interest, a short while ago I called (Liberal leader, Prime Minister) Scott Morrison to congratulate him,” he said. Morrison is the conservatives’ third prime minister since they were first elected in 2013. He replaced Malcolm Turnbull in a leadership ballot of government colleagues in August. (Courtesy TRT World)
Score: 6.0/10 Platform: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Xbox One, Windows PC Developer: id Software, Avalanche Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Release Date: May 14, 2019 ESRB: M A special kind of frustration swells up from playing a game that delivers pristine action mechanics set within a creatively vapid world.Rage 2, a sequel to id Software’s mostly forgotten 2011 post-apocalypse shooter Rage, provides players a cornucopia of fine action filled with imaginative weapons and abilities — local singularities FTW! — and fully invests in the storied studio’s trademark gore, with headshots that make skulls bloodily blast off bodies with a satisfying pop and micro-rockets that transform people into unidentifiable smears of scarlet. And there’s no shortage of ways to augment and improve your guns and skills via perks and upgrades. By the end you’ll be an unmitigated agent of havoc and carnage of the peculiar variety that only springs from and exists within the weird world of video games.Qualms with the frenetic, fantastical firefights are few and far between. But it seems the designers spent all of their inventiveness on the action, making the world in which it is set feel bland and lifeless by comparison. Days Gone review: Surviving the freakshow Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 review: Polished and playable, right out of the gate Anthem review: Think Destiny, with better storytelling, worse loot and more repetition We are thrust unceremoniously into a fictional universe that players unfamiliar with the game’s nearly decade-old predecessor will be hard pressed to understand. It’s clear that there’s been a calamity of some sort that has laid waste to the world, leaving the population looking like cyberpunk rejects from one of William Gibson’s lesser stories. And there’s a bad guy who was supposed to be killed in the last game who now needs to be killed again because he’s running an outfit of bad guys intent on doing bad things with no apparent motivation beyond that they’re bad. Kudos to anyone who can make more of the plot than that.The characters aren’t much more developed than the story. Our hero — a soldier named Walker who is trained to be a Ranger (that’s about as clever as the humour gets) — has almost no back story and zero personality. He (or she) functions as little more than a player avatar who occasionally talks tough and grunts in appropriate circumstances.It’s the setting, though, that disappoints most. Rage 2‘s post-apocalyptic landscape is an uninspired expanse of desert dunes, toxic swamps, and twisty canyons that could have been plucked from Borderlands, Mad Max, or any number of other wasteland adventures. And it’s pocked with a seemingly endless collection of cookie-cutter encampments. Gas stations that need to be cleared of goons. Mutant nests so similar in design you’ll experience déjà vu. Ugly, rusted, maze-like fortresses built of scrap. Once you’ve cleared a couple of one type of location, you’ll have seen pretty much everything that the other dozen or more waiting to be found have to show you. Suffice to say the thrill of discovery is not a driving force here.That I’ve continued to play is testament solely to the great gunplay. Collecting — and then gradually augmenting — weapons and abilities has proven a powerful lure. Once I unlocked the Firestorm revolver — a pistol that fires rounds that explode on command at the touch of a button — I couldn’t wait to head out and give it a whirl on the nearest den of enemies. And each time I upgraded and modified it to make it an even more efficient and spectacular weapon I was just as eager to do it all over. This is the game’s hook, and it’s a great one.But it’s not sufficient to fully satisfy. Rage 2 is simply fun with guns, and there are plenty of games that fit that bill. Pity, when it could have been so much more.
While recognizing the serious challenge posed to the rule of law by terrorism, the insurgency and criminal activity, the UN issued a statement voicing regret over Iraq’s choice and pointing out that evidence around the world suggests that capital punishment is a poor deterrent to crime. “The United Nations will continue to assist the Government in Iraq in its attempts to foster a culture based on the rule of law and respect of human rights,” the statement said. “In this spirit, the United Nations urges the Government of Iraq to commute all future sentences of capital punishment and to base its legitimate quest for security on the protection and promotion to the right to life.”
In a news release, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said its most recent Food Price Index averaged 206.7 points, nearly the same as the 206.4 in November. The FAO’s Index measures the monthly change in international prices of a basket of 55 food commodities, including meat, dairy, sugar, and cereals. “Last month, the FAO Food Price Index remained elevated as strong demand for certain high-protein foods continued to drive up prices overall, countering falling prices of major food crops after last year’s abundant harvests,” said FAO economist Abdolreza Abbassian.A sharp increase in dairy prices and high meat values balanced out a steep decline in sugar quotations and lower cereal and oil prices, the UN agency summarized.In a news release, the FAO said the price index for 2013 overall averaged 209.9 points – the third highest annual value on record – down 1.6 per cent from 2012 and well below the 2011 peak of 230.1.The price index of dairy in December averaged 264.4 points, a rise of 13.2 points over November. Demand for milk powder in China among the factors for the strong demand. The gain is part of an upward trend. In 2013, the dairy price index averaged 243, its highest annual average ever, FAO said. The price for meat is also up, driven in particular by demand from China and Japan. The price index averaged 188.1 points in December, in line with historically high levels in 2013 overall, the UN agency reported. Meanwhile, record harvests kept cereal prices down during the year, particularly wheat and maize. The Cereal Price Index averaged 219.1 points, down as much as 17 points or 7.2 per cent from 2012, according to the latest figures. The grains index for December dipped 2.8 points from the previous month to 191.5 points, its lowest since August 2010.Sugar also slipped, 15.8 points from November to 234.9. A boom sugarcane harvest in Brazil, the world’s largest producer and exporter, along with good harvests in Thailand and China, kept prices down. FAO’s Vegetable Oil Price Index averaged 196 points in December, a decrease of 2.5 points from November. For 2013 overall, the index averaged 193 points, as compared with 224 points in 2012.
In Scotland snowfall saw the M80 closed in both directions, as well as schools shut and some ferry services cancelled.In Ireland almost 46,000 households woke up to no electricity after violent gusts battered large swathes of the country throughout the night.As Doris cleared to the East, the Met Office warned drivers to be wary of ice on Friday in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and North West England.”It’s an ice risk so when people wake up tomorrow morning and head out to work there could be some difficult driving conditions,” meteorologist Alex Burkill said. Storm Doris has caused havoc at Chadderton Hall Park and so tomorrow’s Primary School Cross Country is postponed. 😢 pic.twitter.com/usSyE8Drkr— Oldham School Sport (@oldhamssp) February 24, 2017 With fallen trees, objects caught in overhead wires, flooding and debris on the tracks causing delays across many services, a spokesman said employees are “doing all we can to keep the network running”.Flights were also affected, with a Heathrow spokesman warning of a “10% reduction” in the airport’s schedule.Highways England also issued a weather alert on major roads.A number of carriageways were closed as Doris lashed Britain, including the M6 Thelwall Viaduct in both directions between junctions 20 and 21 in the North West and the QE2 Bridge in Dartford, Kent. The coffee giant has said it is “shocked and saddened by the terrible incident”, which happened at around midday.Miss Martin worked at the University of Wolverhampton.Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “We are all deeply saddened by this tragic loss.”During Tahnie’s short time at the University, she made a real impact both in a professional and personal capacity. She became a very popular member of the team and was highly valued.”Two other people were also left with head injuries.A man was left in a “serious condition” in a central London hospital, following reports of “debris falling from the roof of a building” by Victoria Station at around 3pm, the Metropolitan Police said. The clear up behind 🌀 #doris #stormdoris #DorisDay pic.twitter.com/btOjheBDIm— Sale G.C. Greens (@sale_greens) February 24, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The lorry driver, a man in his 50s, died at the scene in New Cross, south east London, amid high winds at around 2.30pm yesterday.A Met Police spokesman said: “At this early stage, it is not believed that another vehicle was involved.”A girl was also left with life-threatening injuries as Storm Doris brought winds of up to 94mph to the UK.The girl, who was among multiple people seriously injured, was taken to hospital after a school sports hall ceiling collapsed as gales battered Britain.Doris is now set to leave a trail of ice, wintry showers and a 7C plunge in temperatures to around 3C (37F) in the south.The third death happened in Wolverhampton city centre when a 29-year-old woman, named on Friday as Tahnie Martin, was struck by “wooden debris” while walking past a Starbucks cafe. The Storm Doris death toll has risen to three after it emerged a mother was blown into path of a roadsweeper and a lorry driver crashed in high winds.The 32-year-old woman was pushing an empty pushchair to pick up her young child from a nearby childminder when she was struck by the vehicle in Swindon.Witnesses said the “wind took hold of her” and swept the empty pram into the path of the road cleaner. In Stoke-on-Trent a woman in her 60s was taken to hospital for a “serious head injury” after being hit by a carport roof.West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said it was called to a property in Hartshill Road shortly before 2.15pm.A spokesman said: “Crews were told the roof fell down and hit the woman, which subsequently caused her to collide with a wall.”WMAS said she was also treated for injuries to her face, hand and chest before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further care.Meanwhile, Thames Valley Police and Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service were investigating whether the collapse at Southwood Middle School in Conniburrow, Milton Keynes, was due to the storm. The top wind speed of 94mph was recorded in Capel Curig, north Wales, on Thursday morning.The weather system which brought gales, snow and rain to much of the UK, caused travel disruption on the roads and rail network, brought down trees, grounded planes, and toppled large vehicles.Network Rail advised “Storm Doris has caused significant disruption throughout the country”, with an enforced speed limit on some lines. Show more Storm Doris smashed into North Wales and took snaps off end of Victoria Pier in Colwyn PierCredit:DGDImages / Alamy Live News
There’s a lot of anticipation for iTunes to finally enter the cloud as a streaming music subscription service, but for us Europeans, we’ve already got iTunes in the cloud, and it’s called Spotify. The only problem is that Spotify — as amazing as it is — is limited to Europe, and only some European countries at that… but it might be coming to American shores soon, if the Financial Times it to be believed.According to that paper, Spotify is trying to launch in the United States with as aggressive a time table as possible. This isn’t really news: Spotify has previously said that they want to launch in the United States by the end of the year. Unfortunately, if Spotify is successful, it looks likely at this point that the service will be hobbled by the notoriously convoluted politics of American music licensing when it finally reaches domestic shores.What’s the problem? In a word, Universal, Sony, Warner and EMI still haven’t inked any deals with Spotify for US licensing of their artists. In the past, Spotify has been patient, refusing to gimp the service by leaving out the major labels from launch, but Spotify’s own shaky financials now seem to be pushing their hands: it recorded a £16.6m ($26.4m) loss in the UK last year, and the company’s auditors seem unsure if the service will ever start being profitable.As such, Spotify wants to launch in America as soon as possible, even if they don’t have any major artists to boast of, just to show that they are still growing. It’s sad news for American music fans who have held out hope for Spotify coming to the States for the last two years: once Spotify lands in America, it might be Spotify in name only.Read more at Financial Times
Share Tweet Email2 Friday 24 Feb 2017, 10:30 PM 87 Comments ‘Get out of my country’ – Indian man shot dead in US in apparent hate crime The shooting dead of 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla has caused waves in his home country. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 28,375 Views “I am shocked at the shooting incident in Kansas,” tweeted India’s minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj.© – AFP, 2017Read: Doctor who skipped work to play tennis among staff investigated in mass absenteeism scamRead: Germany’s anger after Russian theme park creates mock-Reichstag for children to attack By AFP I am shocked at the shooting incident in Kansas in which Srinivas Kuchibhotla has been killed. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved family.— Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) February 24, 2017 Feb 24th 2017, 10:30 PM Source: Sushma Swaraj/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/3258217 Short URL Police photo of Adam Purinton Source: APAN INDIAN MAN has been killed and another wounded in a shooting being investigated by US authorities in the midwestern state of Kansas as a possible hate crime.The two men, one of whom reportedly had lived in the US for more than a decade, were shot at a bar outside Kansas City late on Wednesday, according to The Kansas City Star newspaper.Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani, 32, was wounded in the attack. Both men worked as aviation systems engineers for GPS manufacturer Garmin.Authorities arrested 51-year-old Adam Purinton, who allegedly told the men “get out of my country” before opening fire, according to the daily.Purinton was apprehended later the same night at a restaurant, after claiming he had killed two Middle Easterners, according to the Star.Purinton has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder and two counts of attempted premeditated first-degree murder. He is being held on a $2 million bond. FBI Special Agent Eric Jackson addressing questions from the media during a press conference at the Olathe Police Department Source: Tammy LjungbladThe FBI is trying to determine if the shooting was a hate crime, said Eric Johnson, Special Agent in Charge of the bureau’s Kansas City field office.“We’re less than 24 hours into this investigation. I have FBI personnel working this investigation from every angle,” he said.The shooting garnered headlines in Indian media, amid concerns that the immigration policies of President Donald Trump laid the groundwork for such an attack.The incident comes amid a tense atmosphere in the United States, as evidence grows of increased hate crimes since the contentious presidential campaign and the election of Donald Trump.The number of hate groups rose for the second year in a row in 2016 and anti-Muslim groups nearly tripled, according to an annual census by the Southern Poverty Law Centre. Jagan Mohan Reddy, father of Alok Madasani, speaking to the media at his residence in Hyderabad, India, today Source: Mahesh Kumar A.“The growth has been accompanied by a rash of crimes targeting Muslims,” the organisation said last week.Anti-Semitic crimes have also increased.The Jewish Community Centre Association of North America has recorded 69 bomb threat incidents at dozens of centres in 27 US states and one Canadian province since the start of the year.The Hindu American Foundation condemned the shooting, demanding that it be investigated as a hate crime.“Anything less will be an injustice to the victims and their families,” the group said.India’s government also chimed in:
10,086 Views By Sean Murray http://jrnl.ie/3322831 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Tuesday 4 Apr 2017, 7:38 AM Image: Shutterstock/Vladislav Noseek Share1 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/Vladislav Noseek The 9 at 9: Tuesday Here’s all the news you need to know this morning. Apr 4th 2017, 7:38 AM 1 Comment EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #TRACKER MORTGAGE: A widower who was charged the wrong interest rate may now lose the family home due to repossession.2. #RUSSIA: Sources have told Interfax news agency that police believe that yesterday’s St Petersburg attack that left 11 dead was carried out by a suicide bomber.3. #DIVORCE: A new law aims to cut the wait time for a divorce from four years to two.4. #ABUSE: A Meath man who sexually abused his fiancée’s three young daughters has been jailed for 10 years.5. #PREMATURE: The Dáil will debate extending maternity leave for the 4,500 Irish mothers who start it in hospital every year.6. #WANTED: A cute and well-behaved dog is needed to star in an opera in the National Concert Hall this month. The dog does not need to sing.7. #POLL: A majority of people think Irish should be optional in Ireland’s schools.8. #PLEA DEAL: Film director Roman Polanski has not received assurances on whether he will serve jail time if he returns to the US.9. #HISTORICAL ABUSE: A Catholic congregation has claimed that the government was “forced” to set up a €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims.
Pollution : alerte à l’ozone dans le sud-estFrance – Si les températures caniculaires ont laissé place à une chaleur plus raisonnable dans la majeure partie du pays, la pollution à l’ozone s’est installée dans le sud-est. Des mesures d’urgence ont à nouveau dû être mises en place ce lundi dans quatre départements.Dans le Gard, le Vaucluse et les Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, c’est une alerte de niveau 1 qui a été émise, en raison d’un risque de dépassement du seuil d’ozone de 240 microgrammes par mètre cube d’air pendant 3 heures. Engendré par les transports et les activités industrielles, l’ozone est un gaz nocif pour la santé humaine, agressif pour les muqueuses oculaires et respiratoires. À lire aussiWeTransfer, selfies et des vaccins, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 28 juinDans ces trois départements, les automobilistes sont invités à réduire leur vitesse de 30 km/h sur toutes les routes, tandis que les industriels ont reçu l’obligation de limiter leurs rejets polluants. Dans les Bouches-du-Rhône, l’alerte est de niveau 1 renforcé. En plus de la limitation de vitesse, les travaux de peinture en extérieur utilisant des produits à base de solvants, de même que les travaux d’entretien extérieurs nécessitant des moteurs à essence sont interdits dans le département.Dans toutes les régions concernées par cet épisode de pollution à l’ozone, il recommandé de limiter les déplacements en voiture, de préférer les transports en commun, et pour les personnes les plus sensibles, d’éviter de pratiquer des activités sportives.Le 12 juillet 2010 à 15:48 • Emmanuel Perrin
EDF épinglée par l’ASN au sujet des fuites de la centrale de CivauxL’autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN) a demandé à l’exploitant français EDF de respecter la réglementation relative aux fluides radioactifs, après le rejet de tritium à la centrale nucléaire de Civaux (dans la Vienne). L’ASN “considère que cet événement révèle une attention insuffisante à l’égard des risques de contamination par le tritium”.Le 13 janvier dernier, au cours d’un contrôle de la nappe phréatique située sous la centrale de Civaux, dans la Vienne, de l’eau contenant du tritium en quantité très largement supérieure aux valeurs attendues a été retrouvée. Ainsi, 540 Becquerel par litre avaient été détectés contre 8 Bq/l en temps normal. Bien que inférieure au seuil de potabilité établi à 7.800 Bq/l pour l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé, cette quantité restait anormale.À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylQuelques jours plus tard, le 17 janvier, “les inspecteurs ont constaté que le revêtement” au niveau de la capacité de rétention des réservoirs d’effluents était dégradé en de nombreux endroits et n’assurait plus sa fonction d’étanchéité”, rapporte l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN) dans son rapport publié mercredi. En effet, “des fissures sont présentes dans le béton, dont certaines ont manifestement fait l’objet d’une réparation d’étanchéité à l’aide de mastics ou de gels de silicone”. Ainsi, “de l’eau contenant du tritium s’est accumulée dans cette capacité de rétention non étanche, ce qui a conduit à un rejet non maîtrisé de tritium”.Depuis cette découverte, l’ASN s’assure que “l’exploitant met en œuvre les actions permettant d’éviter la poursuite des rejets dans la nappe”. Elle a néanmoins mis EDF en demeure “de restaurer l’étanchéité de la capacité de rétention des réservoirs KER sous dix jours” et de “procéder à la réparation pérenne de cet ouvrage avant le 31 août”, et ce “même si ce rejet de tritium non maîtrisé a un impact très faible sur l’environnement”.Le 26 janvier 2012 à 16:29 • Maxime Lambert
A wrong-way driver traveling south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 Wednesday morning struck a vehicle near the 179th Street exit, according to a Washington State Patrol spokesman.The driver continued navigating a green Ford Explorer against traffic even after sideswiping the vehicle as it entered the freeway, said Trooper Steve Schatzel.The collision occurred at about 8:15 a.m., shortly after spotters reported the wrong-way driver. No injuries were reported.A dispatcher at about 8:30 a.m. said 911 was no longer receiving calls reporting the SUV. Schatzel said Wednesday evening the driver had not been located.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or email@example.com.
(WSVN) – Broward County is offering free bus service to help early voters get to the polls.The offer will last all day until 7 p.m., Saturday.Commissioners approved the fare-free Saturday to make transportation affordable for would-be voters to get to an early voting site.The free fare is available for all bus riders and not just exclusively for voters heading to the polls.Broward’s free rides will not be offered on Election Day, Tuesday.Early voting ends Sunday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.