The moment Harry Daniels son learned they won at the Supreme Court

first_img(Gabriel Daniels, right, with his late father Harry Daniels.)Kenneth Jackson APTN National News OTTAWA – As Gabriel Daniels walked up the stairs of the Supreme Court of Canada Thursday people were rushing down, hugging him and saying, “We won!”Daniels was arriving a little late to hear that the country’s highest court had just declared Metis and non-status Indians “Indians” under the Constitution Act of 1867.“They were cheering and saying, ‘We won,’ but what did we win? Did we win everything?” he recalled afterwards.They basically did – read the full story on decision here.Daniels was briefed by lawyers on exactly what they won – potentially the same rights as status Indians, a fight his late father Harry Daniels started in 1999 with Dwight Dorey when the pair first took the government to court for the rights of the Metis and non-status Indians.After Harry Daniels died in 2004, his son picked up where he left off and “immediately” added his name to the court action.The carpenter and part-time actor was no politician, but knew what the fight meant.“I knew what the case meant to (my dad) and, not only that, I knew what it meant to all us,” he said.After lawyers briefed him, Daniels came down to the main foyer of the Supreme Court where representatives of groups of various Metis and non-status organizations were giving media interviews.The politician’s son quickly found himself being pulled into the circus.When one interview would wrap up, another reporter was pulling at his jacket collar – television, radio, print, online – even people asking him to sign the court’s decision.“It happened pretty fast. I was overwhelmed,” said Daniels, a father of two girls who flew in from Winnipeg. “I haven’t had a chance to sort of breathe and let it sink in.”Gabriel Daniels, centre, at the Supreme Court of Canada Thursday.The Supreme Court ruling provides a starting point for Metis and non-status who now have to take their case to the federal government, which could take years.The court was asked to rule on three points – that Metis and non-status were “Indians” under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act of 1867, that the federal government had a fiduciary duty and an obligation to negotiate and consult on their rights.The court granted the first point and found existing laws already obligated the federal government of fiduciary duty and negotiate or consult on their rights.But how those existing laws can be used by the 600,000 Metis and non-status Indians remains to be seen.“They are all ‘Indians’ under s.91(24) by virtue of the fact they are all Aboriginal peoples,” wrote Justice Rosalie Abella, on behalf of the court’s unanimous, 9-0, decision.The court also determined there doesn’t need to be a “consensus” on who is considered Metis.“’Metis’ can refer to the historic Metis community in Manitoba’s Red River Settlements or it can be used as a general term for anyone with mixed European and Aboriginal heritage,” Abella wrote. “There is no consensus on who is considered Metis or a non-status Indian, nor need there be. Culture and ethnic labels do not lend themselves to neat boundaries.”Metis and non-status Indians have consistently found themselves in a jurisdictional “wasteland” when it came to securing rights. The federal government has argued s. 91 (24) precluded the Crown from assuming legislative authority over them.When they turned to provincial governments they were often refused on the basis the issue was a federal one.“It is true that finding Metis and non-status Indians to be ‘Indians’ … does not create a duty to legislate, but it has the undeniably salutary benefit of ending a jurisdictional tug-of-war in which these groups were left wondering about where to turn for policy redress,” said Abella.The Supreme Court didn’t fully explore whether non-status Indians are “Indians” as Ottawa conceded that they are at trial.Determining who is Metis and non-status Indians will be decided by a “case-by-case” basis going forward, the court ruled.The ruling cements the legacy of Harry Daniels, who is best known for getting Metis in the Constitution, 1982, said his son.Dwight Dorey, left, with Gabriel Daniels, centre, at the Supreme Court Thursday.But it also the legacy of Dwight Dorey, the current national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, who was there with Harry Daniels when they first filed the court action.Dorey said he and Harry Daniels talked about the action for years prior over coffee or maybe a “pint of beer.”“Harry was the godfather of my only daughter … it’s a proud day for me and Gabriel,” said Dorey.It may be a whirlwind of a day for Gabriel Daniels, but his mind keeps going back to one thing.“I’m really proud of my father,” he said.The late Harry Daniels in this undated photo provided by Gabriel Daniels.kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more

BC to legislate pollution reduction targets appoints climate advisory council

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia has appointed a team of environmental and industry advisers to help the New Democrat government set and meet legislated pollution reduction targets.Environment Minister George Heyman says he plans to introduce climate legislation next spring that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent below 2007 levels over the next 13 years.He says the legislation will also include targets to cut emissions from buildings and homes by 50 per cent, and 30 per cent from industry and transportation.Former premier Gordon Campbell introduced legislation nine years ago to reduce the emissions by 33 per cent by 2020, but the former Liberal government of Christy Clark said it won’t hit that target.Heyman says the new advisory committee includes representatives from industry, environmental, Indigenous, rural and academic communities who will meet regularly with the government about reaching its climate targets.B.C. is set to increase its carbon tax by $5 per tonne next April, raising the tax to $35 per tonne.last_img read more

Haiti UN expands humanitarian activities in former hotbed of armed criminal gangs

21 March 2007From security and justice to water and electricity to health and education, United Nations agencies are teaming up with the Haitian authorities to bring sorely needed services to the Cité Soleil neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince, the capital, one of the violence-ridden country’s most dangerous areas until a recent UN-backed crackdown on armed gangsters. “Recent security operations in Cité Soleil have allowed a more serene climate to take hold after a very difficult period for the inhabitants of this slum,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest update on the impoverished Caribbean country, which the UN has been helping to stabilize after an insurgency forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile in 2003. “This new panorama, beyond facilitating the realization of humanitarian activities and development already underway, has also allowed the reinforcement of cooperation between the United Nations system and the Haitian Government in their joint efforts to improve the living conditions of the population in Cité.” After sending in hundreds of UN peacekeepers together with Haitian police in several sweeps over the past two months in a crackdown that netted scores of suspected gangsters and several arms caches, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) took immediate humanitarian steps to improve the lot of Cité Soleil’s inhabitants, including restoring schools, health care posts and the water supply. Now UN agencies, including the World Food Programme (WFP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), as well as MINUSTAH, are planning further initiatives over the coming days together with other international partners. The Haitian Government has set up four sub-groups for this international operation in Cité Soleil: security and justice; infrastructure, water, sanitation and electricity; health; and education/leisure and psychosocial services. “In this way the UN system in Haiti will continue to engage in the different sectors identified by the Government for the necessary support of vulnerable people and in backing the efforts of the national authorities to achieve Haiti’s social stabilization and economic development,” OCHA said. read more

Coverup fears haunt family of Red Cross worker killed in Lanka

“Despite assurances from the government that there would be a swift and straightforward trial, this is going nowhere and ministers and police are sitting on their hands,” he says.“David Cameron should think twice about attending this meeting while British nationals are being brutally murdered in Sri Lanka with local politicians implicated and their government is not even prepared to investigate properly.”However, Neville de Silva, Sri Lanka’s acting high commissioner to the UK, dismisses suggestions of government interference or deliberate delay. He says he had been told by the attorney general’s department that “non-summary inquiries” are due to begin shortly. Twelve months after Khuram was murdered while on holiday in Sri Lanka, his relatives are far from coming to terms with his death. They still do not know exactly how or why he died, and are still waiting to see his killers brought to justice. Mohammad Shaikh has observed the same ritual almost every day for the past 11 months. After a short drive to a Rochdale cemetery, he prays and then checks the flowers on his youngest son’s grave. He always brings a fresh bunch.Since he buried Khuram, a 32-year-old Red Cross worker, on 6 January this year, Mohammad has interrupted his routine only for the three weeks it took him and his wife to perform the hajj on their son’s behalf. Khuram, who had just spent months fitting prosthetic limbs in Gaza, was spending Christmas and the new year in Sri Lanka when, early on Christmas morning last year, he became involved in an altercation at his hotel in the resort of Tangalle. Khuram’s family cannot understand why, now that the police investigation is complete, things are taking so long.His brother, Nasir, an NHS project manager, describes the situation as “disheartening, upsetting” and unacceptable. “It should have been fast-tracked, and yet 12 months on, we’re not at that stage,” he says. “Something that was being pushed so quickly at the beginning is slowing down.”The Foreign Office, which has been keeping the Shaikhs informed of developments on the island, is also urging action. It said in a statement: “The UK cannot interfere in Sri Lanka’s legal system, but we hope that a trial occurs without any undue delay to bring the perpetrators of this terrible crime to justice.” Eight men, who are said to have been armed and drunk – and to include a prominent local politician with ties to the government – are accused of attacking him. Stabbed and shot, Khuram died; a female colleague who was with him was assaulted and left badly injured.Despite assurances from the Sri Lankan government that those responsible for his murder would “be severely dealt with even if a ruling-party politician is involved”, no charges have been brought. The eight suspects were recently granted bail. The family’s MP, Simon Danczuk, fears “political interference” may be responsible for the lack of progress, and wants David Cameron to consider boycotting the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Sri Lanka next year in protest. After that, he says, the indictment for murder could be served in the high court.He adds: “Those who advocate adherence to the rule of law and proper legal procedures would appreciate that persons cannot be indicted on the basis of allegations made by others.”The Shaikhs say they have been overwhelmed by tributes paid to Khuram by those he worked with and helped. His job with the International Committee of the Red Cross had taken him from North Korea and Ethiopia to Gaza, and he had just been appointed rehabilitation programme manager.The room in Gaza where people learn to use their prosthetic limbs and work to recover mobility has been named in his honour and a plaque in his memory was unveiled by the mayor.“He loved his job,” says Nasir. “It was a perfect match for his personality: he put other people before himself and he had a warm, loving heart.”Although Khuram had been due to take up another field post in Cambodia when he was murdered, his ambition was to reach the senior ranks of the Red Cross.“I remember he showed me a photograph of when he went to the Red Cross’s headquarters in Geneva for his job interview,” says his brother. “He said to me, ‘Nass, you know what? One day that’s where I’m going to be working.’”The family, says Nasir, is dreading this Christmas and the memories it will bring.“Reliving that day itself is the bit I’m scared of. I’ve got a little girl who’s four now. That’s the bit I struggle with: as much as I keep a brave face, I break down when she asks about how Khuram is. She calls him chachoo, which is uncle in Urdu. When she says, ‘I’ve not seen chachoo in ages’, that just breaks my heart.”When the first anniversary has passed, the Shaikhs will continue their fight for justice for Khuram. Nasir will keep pushing for progress in Sri Lanka and his parents will keep asking themselves how their son, who had worked in some of the most dangerous places in the world, came to die in an apparently random eruption of violence at a tourist resort.Until the trial comes, and perhaps long after it ends, the family will continue their visits to Khuram’s grave.“It’s just so sad,” says Nasir. “I can go to work and think of Khuram on the way there and on the way back and in the evening. But my parents think and breathe it every day. I can see them continuing their daily routine of taking flowers and praying for the rest of their lives.” (The Guardian) read more

Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect transferred to UN tribunal

Dusan Knezevic, charged in two separate indictments for crimes allegedly committed in the Omarska and Keraterm camps, was transferred on Saturday to the ICTY’s detention unit in The Hague, the Tribunal said today.The Omarska indictment alleges Mr. Knezevic entered the camp “to kill, beat or otherwise physically abuse” Bosnian Muslims and Croats taken prisoner by Serb forces during the summer of 1992.According to the indictment, the living conditions were brutal at the Omarska camp, where more than 3,000 Muslim and Croat were held, many of them intellectuals, professional and political leaders from Prijedor municipality.Severe beatings were commonplace and the camp guards and others who came to the camp used all manner of weapons to physically abuse the prisoners, according to the Tribunal. Both female and male prisoners were beaten, tortured, raped, sexually assaulted, and humiliated. In addition to regular beatings and abuse, there were incidents of multiple killings. Many, whose identities are known and unknown, did not survive the camp.For these actions, Mr. Knezevic faces six counts of grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, six counts of violations of the laws or customs of war and another six counts of crimes against humanity.In the second indictment, Mr. Knezevic, who did not appear to hold a position in the Keraterm camp, supposedly entered the site “on numerous occasions for the purpose of abusing, beating torturing and/or killing detainees.”The indictment alleges that killings and various forms of physical and psychological abuse were commonplace at the Keraterm camp. These acts were particularly targeted against Bosnian Muslim and Croat political and civic leaders, intellectuals, the wealthy, and non-Serbs who were considered as extremists or to have resisted the Bosnian Serbs.For the acts allegedly committed at Keraterm, Mr. Knezevic faces 15 counts of crimes against humanity and 13 counts of violations of the laws or customs of war. read more

THW Kiel conquer SAP Arena

6.Fuchse Berlin8602221:20612 7.MT Melsungen8503229:22510 10.Goppingen8404190:1988 3.Kiel10802288:23216 Rhein Neckar Lowen suffered first defeat this season against THW Kiel 24:27 (12:11) at DKB Bundesliga. Even 12.500 fans weren’t enough to stop very good “Zebras”, who showed classy defensive performance with Niklas Landin (12 saves) between the posts, but also attacking skills led by Slovenian playmaker Miha Zarabec who definitely had perfect 60 minutes at SAP Arena.Rhein-Neckar Löwen – THW Kiel 24:27 (12:11)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka; Schmid (6), Lipovina, Sigurdsson (5), Radivojevic, Tollbring, Abutovic, Mensah (2), Fäth (2), Groetzki (1), Taleski, Guardiola, Petersson (2), Nielsen, Kohlbacher (6)THW Kiel: Landin, Wolff; Duvnjak (3), Reinkind (6), M. Landin (3/1), Firnhaber, Kristjansson, Wiencek (2), Ekberg (5/3), Rahmel, Damke, Zarabec (5), Bilyk (2), Pekeler (1), NilssonNow, only SG Flensburg Handewitt are still on 100%.STANDINGS: 16.Leipzig9117224:2453 ← Previous Story Radivoje Ristanovic for stronger RK PPD Zagreb Next Story → EHF CL SUNDAY: Eight matches, derby time in Kielce and Szeged 13.Erlangen8206196:2154 18.Ludwigshafen9018223:2691 12.Stuttgart9216232:2665 Rhein Neckar Lowensap-arenaTHW Kiel 9.Hannover-Burgdorf8404223:2238 4.Bergischer9702261:23714 11.Lemgo8305194:1996 17.Bietigheim-Metterzimmern8107191:2492 15.HSG Wetzlar9207222:2444 14.Gummersbach8206195:2364 2.SC Magdeburg10901321:25418 8.Minden8404232:2288 1.Flensburg-H.9900256:21218 5.Rhein-Neckar8611228:18813 read more

Dropbox offre 50 GB aux utilisateurs de Galaxy S3

first_imgDropbox offre 50 GB aux utilisateurs de Galaxy S3Pour la sortie du Galaxy S3, Dropbox s’associe avec Samsung et offre gratuitement, pendant deux ans, 50 GB de stockage. Le logiciel de stockage espère ainsi profiter de l’engouement du public pour le nouveau smartphone.Annoncé officiellement depuis hier, le nouveau smartphone de Samsung, le Galaxy S3, est l’un des téléphones les plus attendu du marché et certains comptent bien en profiter. C’est le cas du logiciel Dropbox, qui propose d’offrir, à l’achat du smartphone, 50 GB de stockage. Via son application, il sera possible de consulter et de télécharger ses données conservées sur le serveur Dropbox. Gratuit pendant deux ans, cet espace deviendra certainement payant par la suite. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Ce n’est pas la première fois que Dropbox s’associe avec un constructeur de smartphone et récemment, les utilisateurs d’HTC One se sont vus offrir 25 GB de stockage. Mais Dropbox n’a pas choisit le Galaxy S3 par hasard, car avec son processeur quatre cœurs Exynos 4412, cadencé à 1,4 GHz, son écran AMOLED HD de 4,8 pouces et la toute dernière version d’Android 4.0, Samsung espère bien dépasser son prédécesseur, le Galaxy S2, qui s’est vendu à plus de 20 millions d’exemplaires en un an. Si Samsung remporte son pari, Dropbox pourrait bien s’imposer face aux nombreux logiciels de stockage déjà existants.Le 4 mai 2012 à 14:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Becky and Charlotte storyline continues with altercation at Performance Center

first_imgFacebook WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) WWE announces new Performance Center signings, Including a former Impact star Google+ Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Smackdown Women’s champion, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair got into a “physical altercation” at WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando on Saturday.This was a unique way for WWE to continue the Becky/Charlotte storyline. The “news” was first broken on WWE’s NXT Twitter account this morning. eventually added an article about it too.“WWE and SmackDown LIVE officials are investigating the matter. For more on this developing story, stick with and tune into SmackDown LIVE this Tuesday at 8/7 C on USA Network.”Becky will be defending her Smackdown Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair at WWE Evolution in a Last Woman Standing Match.Below is what WWE tweeted on their NXT page:There was a physical altercation between @BeckyLynchWWE and @MsCharlotteWWE at the @WWEPerformCtr yesterday morning. @WWE and #SDLive officials are investigating the matter.— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 21, 2018center_img Pinterest Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Agriculture records high growth

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, October 24, 2016 – Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says agricultural production recorded tremendous growth over the last two quarters.  “The quarter up to June, we had an increase over last year of 13.5 per cent. I understand that the figure coming out for the end of September is about 13.9 per cent over last year for that quarter,” he added.Mr. Hutchinson was addressing members of the Seville Benevolent Society Production and Marketing Organization (PMO) in St. Ann on October 21.  The Minister is attributing the increase in production to a major shift in the mode of operation between the Government and the farmers.He said the Government moved to have more farmers operating through organisations such as the production and marketing organisations (PMOs) and benevolent societies, and this has resulted in more benefits and Government support reaching the farmers directly.  “We have put on the front burner the production and marketing organisations. These are what we are working through now and we have found that putting the money through the PMOs…that production is increasing,” the Minister noted.He said the new policy has also resulted in more accountability for the support being given to farmers, as the PMOs are there to ensure that only farmers benefit.   “Once you have organisations and you are able to send the funds directly to them, farmers will use the inputs to increase their production. We are looking to see how we can structure agriculture and we have to do that starting from the base and the base is the farmers. We say to them get involved in the organisations,” the Minister urged.Meanwhile, Mr. Hutchinson lauded the work of the Seville Benevolent Society PMO to boost agriculture in St. Ann.  “I have heard about this organisation for quite some time and the good work that is being done here. I see that St. Ann has the potential of challenging St. Elizabeth as the breadbasket of Jamaica,” he said.The Seville Benevolent Society Production and Marketing Organization (PMO) is now a registered entity with the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies.last_img read more

Soldotna High School Students Receive ALICE Training

first_imgU.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) addressed the state legislature this afternoon and wrapped up her speech with acknowledging the shooting that took place Florida and briefly spoke about how it may impact Alaskan schools: “I don’t want our schools to be a place where you feel like you are on the verge of a lockdown at any moment’s notice, I don’t want it to be that way, but I also want to make sure that our kids to feel safe.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In the beginning of the year the students and staff members at Soldotna High School discussed instituting an ALICE protocol in the event of a dangerous intruder or an immediate threat. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Soldotna-ALICE-drill.mp3VmJennifer-on-Soldotna-ALICE-drill.mp300:00RPd After the school shooting in Florida, Soldotna High School and other schools within the district decided that students need to be ready for anything. Sen. Murkowski stated that she believes dealing with mental health issues must be the first step in addressing mass shootings: “The issue of mental illness and how we can be a better support for those, who not only are clearly ill, but in many cases are sending the signals that they are asking for help.” ALICE stands for; Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Soldotna High School held an intruder drill with the assistance of Soldotna Police and Central Emergency Services this afternoon. Sen. Murkowski talked briefly about co-sponsoring legislation to provide grants for training in schools aimed at preventing future violent incidents.last_img read more

Chickaloon man charged with assaulting rafters along river

first_imgA man suspected of using a knife to confront a rafting party along the Chickaloon River has been charged with four counts of felony assault.Listen nowAlaska State Troopers say 56-year-old Bruce Harrison of Chickaloon, claiming the group was trespassing, on Monday untied a raft carrying five juveniles and kicked it into fast water toward rapids.A guide swam to the raft and took control of it.Online court records Tuesday did not list an attorney for Harrison.The incident began when one of four rafts from Nova River Runners overturned, putting juveniles in the water. The four rafts tied up on the east bank.Troopers say Harrison confronted the rafters, claiming they were trespassing, and threatened a guide who attempted to explain the situation.Harrison was jailed in Palmer.last_img read more

States new top general back in Alaska for the third time

first_imgLieutenant General Kenneth Wilsbach walking out on the runway at Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson to fly a training mission. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)Alaska has a new top military commander. Lieutenant General Kenneth Wilsbach started this August, taking over as head of the 11th Air Force, Alaskan NORAD region and Alaskan Command from Lieutenant General Russell Handy.Listen NowBut this is hardly Wilsbach’s first time serving in the Last Frontier.On a recent Wednesday inside a non-descript building nestled between airplane hangars at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, eight fighter pilots in green jumpsuits huddled around a desk. A few ate handfuls of Jalapeno popcorn as they listen to a pre-flight briefing.The pilots were getting ready to fly F-22 fighter planes for a training mission. Among them was Wilsbach, Alaska’s highest ranking officer, with duties sprawling all the way from JBER to installations in the Pacific.Lieutenant General Kenneth Wilsbach prepares to depart in an F-22 for a training mission. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)Wilsbach rose through the Air Force flying and commanding fighter squadrons. As he walked out to a jet-hangar buffeted by winds and temperatures in the teens, Wilsbach looked as calm as he was focused. Amid the din of roaring jet engines, he compared getting ready for flight to preparing for a sports game.During an interview, Wilsbach lit up describing his life-long love of flying: “I never met a plane I didn’t like.”In spite of his high rank Wilsbach still flies, which he believes informs his ability to command other pilots.“I did this even when I was in Afghanistan, and I can’t tell you how valuable that was, for me to be out in the airspace conducting operations when my fellow generals were back in the headquarters,” Wilsbach said.Inside his office, the general showed off commendations and gifts from his deployments around the globe, like a battle-ax from the United Arab Emirates, a framed sketch of the Soviet-built air-tower at Bagram Air Base and a painted flight helmet from Okinawa, Japan.“You can see it’s got my call sign, which is ‘Cruiser,’” Wilsbach said.Wilsbach was reluctant to divulge details on his call sign.“I can’t tell you that story,” Wilsbach said with a laugh.Lieutenant General Kenneth Wilsbach in his office, surrounded by momentos and awards, including a University of Florida Gators coffee-maker. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)On one side of the office was a coffeemaker emblazoned with a Gators logo for the University of Florida, where Wilsbach and his wife both went, and where he received his ROTC commission. The couple remain self-described “rabid fans” of the school’s sports.In another corner of the room sit several bulky grey telephones used for classified calls around the globe.“We try not to go through secretaries and middle people,” Wilsbach explained, pointing out a phone the size of a Thesaurus with speed-dial buttons to different high-ranking officers. “These are commanders talking to commanders on a classified phone.”“This is just a regular phone, but you put a card in it, it scrambles and encrypts the signal, so I can talk secret on that one, as well,” Wilsbach added.Wilsbach was stationed in Alaska from 1998 to 2002, and was in charge of an air squadron when 9/11 happened, which led to his first combat command.But Wilsbach actually lived in Alaska once before: his dad was stationed on Adak in 1969, where he would camp and play among remnants of the Pacific Campaign.“It was certainly remote for my folks, but for a little kid it was great,” Wilsbach recalled.Since his earlier postings in Alaska, the Air Force here and abroad has gone through substantial changes. Back then, the force was built to wage World War III and has since shrunk to the smallest it has ever been, primarily by shedding fighter squadrons. Instead, the current emphasis is on “intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance,” staples of counter-terrorism operations.Alaska in some ways bucks that trend, however.“We have about the same amount (of personnel) that we had here in the 90s in Alaska, it’s been modernized, though,” Wilsbach said.During his command, Wilsbach will oversee the installation of the newest generation of jet fighters to Alaska’s fleet. By 2022 there’ll be 54 F-35s here, doubling the size of Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks with 2,500 additional personnel and bringing up to $300 million in new construction, according to figures from Wilsbach.Integrating those new tools smoothly into the military’s Northern and Pacific forces is one of the jet pilot’s main tasks in the years ahead.last_img read more

AirAsia India episode reminiscent of Nira Radia tapes

first_imgThe latest development in the Ratan Tata-Cyrus Mistry corporate battle involving AirAsia India would remind long-time watchers of Indian politics and business of the infamous Nira Radia tapes that dragged the Tata Group into a series of controversies. The latest revelation by a forensic audit done by Deloitte India that an aide of former CEO Mittu Chandilya was allegedly paid by AirAsia India for arranging meetings with politicians could sting the low-cost carrier for a long time to come. Incidentally, the report by the auditing firm landed at Cyrus Mistry’s desk about 15 days before his ouster as chairman of holding company Tata Sons on October 24 2016.The audit was initiated by Tata Group’s audit committee at the behest of Mistry. Interestingly, in his first salvo after his removal, Mistry had raised the issue of wrongdoings at AirAsia India, including “fraudulent transactions” worth Rs 22 core.One of the two transactions involved payment of Rs 12.2 crore to a Singapore-based firm HNR Trading, where Rajendra Dubey is a director, for “government/regulatory framework”, the Hindustan Times reported, quoting from the report, adding there was “no evidence of actual service provided.”Besides, Rs 10 crore paid to Link Media Immigration Services Pvt Ltd by AirAsia India is also under a cloud since the firm is apparently linked to Chandilya’s father.It may be recalled that in a lengthy letter written to Tata Sons board of directors on October 25, Mistry had said, “Board members are also aware that in the case of AirAsia, ethical concerns have been raised with respect to certain transactions as well as the overall prevailing culture within the organisation. A recent forensic investigation revealed fraudulent transactions of Rs 22 crore involving non-existent parties in India and Singapore.”Executive trustee Mr Venkatraman, who is on the board of AirAsia and also a shareholder in the company, considered these transactions as non-material and did not encourage further study. It was only at the insistence of independent directors, one of whom immediately submitted his resignation, that the board decided belatedly to file a first information report.”AirAsia India responded by saying that it would not comment on the matter since a probe was going on.”There is an ongoing investigation against certain former personnel of AirAsia (India) Limited involving irregular personal expense claims and certain company charges. This has already been reported to and discussed at the previous Board meeting of AirAsia (India) Limited,” it said in a statement on October 31 2016.Nira Radia was owner of a public relations firm and was lobbying with politicians on behalf of the Ratan Tata and  Reliance Industries Limited’s Mukesh Ambani during 2008-09, as was revealed by the 104 audio tapes that got leaked after the Congress-led UPA won the general elections for a second term in 2009.The conversations between Nira Radia, politicians, journalists and businessmen were taped by the income tax department as part of its surveillance. The clandestine conversations were linked to allocation of 2G spectrum.The publication of controversies pertaining to AirAsia India evoked sharp reaction from Chandilya, though he did not refer to any specific story.Saw some really irresponsible journalism today by an Indian newspaper. Appropriate legal action would be taken against them— Mittu Chandilya (@MittuChandilya) November 1, 2016last_img read more

Truck Crashes While Hauling 130 Million Bees

first_img NYPD Removes 25,000 Bees From Staten Island Ferry TerminalWorld’s Smallest McDonald’s Is Now Open (And It’s for … Stay on target Authorities in Montana were called to deal with a somewhat unique highway accident this week. It involved a tractor trailer and about 133 million bees.That’s probably a less than the number of bees that helped Barry Benson and Vanessa land a commercial airliner in the gripping drama Bee Movie. It’s nowhere near an exact figure, though. These bees were accounted for by the pound.Their combined weight: around 40,000 pounds. According to a local apiarist who spoke to CNN affiliate KBZK, a pound typically contains somewhere between 1,000 and 3,000 bees.AdChoices广告The truck hauling them was en route from California to North Dakota. Around 600 miles from its destination, the trailer toppled into the ditch. The truck began leaking both fuel and bees.Firefighters from the Hyalite Rural Fire Department attended the scene in full gear because of the potential fire risk posed by the fuel one the road and the millions of recently imprisoned and possible disgruntled bees looking to literally stick it to the man.Unsurprisingly, assistant fire chief Brian Nickolay said that this was a whole new experience for his crew.A truck carrying a load of bees overturned this afternoon on the west side of Bozeman. Numerous agencies responded, and a beekeeper was called in, but the intersection is expected to remain closed for hours.— NBC Montana (@NBCMontana) June 11, 2019A Montana highway patrol officer estimated that about a quarter of the bees got loose. Wrangling efforts were clearly incredibly successful as it’s believed that only a single pound of bees went missing.The trailer was returned to its original upright position and the leaked fuel was cleaned up. Authorities held the vehicle for observation overnight. Tuesday morning the driver was given the all clear and allowed to roll on with his hundred-million-bee convoy.There have been some pretty wild spills in the past few years. In May of 2018, a street in Poland was flooded with chocolate when a trailer overturned. In 2017 a stretch of Wisconsin highway had to be closed after a trucking mishap caused it to become covered in red Skittles (that were rejected and never received their S stamp).More on’s Smallest McDonald’s Is Now Open (And It’s for Bees)Notre Dame’s 180,000 Bees Survive Cathedral FireDoctor Finds Four Bees Living Inside Woman’s Eyelast_img read more

Japan may open 2020 Olympics with a manmade meteor shower

first_imgThe Olympics opening ceremony is an opportunity for all nations to come together and celebrate the spirit of competition. Or at least that’s what they’d like you to think. It’s really a chance for the host nation to totally show off with extravagant displays that often cost millions of dollars. Japan might be taking things to a new level when the 2020 Olympics kick off in Tokyo by creating a man-made meteor shower. A Japanese company called ALE Co is bidding to handle the pyrotechnics at the opening ceremony, and the key to its pitch is that it isn’t just planning on using fireworks like everyone else, it wants to fill the sky with hundreds of colorful shooting stars. If it gets the nod, this display would be visible from far outside Tokyo, up to 100 kilometers (62 miles) away. A meteor of such high apparent brightness would be potentially dangerous, but the company says that’s not a concern with its chemical payload.Creating an artificial shooting star is no simple process, according to the company. It would involve launching a satellite equipped with a payload of “source particles.” Each one is loaded with chemical components that will glow brightly upon reentering the atmosphere — bright enough to be highly visible in the light-polluted sky over Tokyo. They will move more slowly than a real shooting star. However, each one of the source particles will cost $8,100 to produce, which doesn’t include the cost of building or launching the “Sky Canvas” satellite. ALE Co has never actually tested the source particles in real world conditions, just in the lab. However, it claims the details would be easy to work out in time for the event. It hopes to have a prototype ready for launch in 2018 to prove it can deliver on the big day. The 2020 Olympic opening ceremony takes place on July 24, 2020 in Tokyo’s rebuilt National Olympic Stadium.last_img read more

Gynecological Cancer Drugs Market Expected to Expand at a Steady CAGR

first_imgGynecological Cancer Drugs Market The growth of the global gynecological cancer drugs market is driven by factors such as high incidence of gynecological cancers, growth in importance of targeted drug therapies, increase in investment from government, public & private organizations for the development of novel drugs to treat cancer, and increase in risk factors that lead to cancer. However, the market growth is hampered by high cost of drug development and threat of failure & adverse effects of cancer drug therapy. Conversely, advancement of cancer drug research and advent of personalized medicine approach are expected to provide numerous opportunities for market growth during the forecast period.The global gynecological cancer drugs market was valued at $9,269 million in 2016, and is expected to reach $16,107 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2017 to 2023.Download Report Sample with statistical info @ progresses when normal body cells transform into abnormal cells and continue to grow in an uncontrolled manner. It is named after the body part in which it originates; thus, gynecological cancer refers to a group of cancers that affect the reproductive organs of a female, such as uterus, endometrium, ovary, peritoneum, fallopian tubes, vagina, vulva, cervix, and muscle & tissue supporting the uterus.The cervical cancer segment is expected to maintain its dominant position during the analysis period, owing to increase in prevalence of cervical cancer globally.Targeted therapy segment is expected to grow rapidly, registering a CAGR of 8.9% throughout the forecast period, owing to increased benefits of targeted therapy over chemotherapy.Gynecological Cancer Drugs Market SegmentationThe global gynecological cancer drugs market is segmented on the basis of therapeutic modality, indication, and region. Based on therapeutic modality, the market is divided into chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and hormonal therapy. The indications segment is categorized into uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, vaginal & vulvar cancer, and cervical cancer. Geographically, the market is analyzed across North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain, and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Australia, India, South Korea, and rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and rest of LAMEA).Make an Enquiry for Promocode Of Discounted Price at: ReviewChemotherapy segment accounted for the largest market share in 2016, and is expected to maintain this trend throughout the forecast period. In recent years, combination chemotherapy is considered as a standard treatment mode for treatment of cancer due to its effectiveness in increase in survival & remission rates. For instance, combination therapy of gemcitabine with a platinum compound produced high response rates (as high as 71%) in patients suffering from ovarian cancer. Similarly, gemcitabine is used in combination with other compounds and cytotoxic agents for effective treatment of ovarian cancer. Popular combinations include gemcitabine with a platinum compound and paclitaxel, and gemcitabine with cisplatin or carboplatin. However, the standard approach of combination chemotherapy for treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer includes combination of a platinum compound, such as cisplatin or carboplatin, and a taxane, such as paclitaxel (Taxol) or docetaxel (Taxotere).Key Findings Of Gynecological Cancer Drugs Market:The chemotherapy segment accounted for nearly two-thirds share of the global market in 2016.Cervical cancer segment accounted for more than two-fifths share of the market in 2016.The ovarian cancer segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 10.0% from 2016 to 2022.Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region, registering a CAGR of 9.8% during the forecast period.North America accounted for more than one-third share of the global market in 2016, and is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to the increase in cancer incidence, growth in geriatric population, rise in patient awareness about the availability of treatment options, and favorable reimbursement framework for cancer drugs in the region. In addition, high adoption rate of cancer drugs and presence of highly sophisticated healthcare infrastructure are expected to present new growth opportunities to the players in this market.Access Full Summary at: Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions”. AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesUSA/Canada (Toll Free):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1(855)550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

PostMortem CT Angiography Illuminates Causes of Death

first_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | June 25, 2018 Post-Mortem CT Angiography Illuminates Causes of Death PMCTA detects 90 percent of incidental findings in examination of 500 bodies, while autopsy only finds 61 percent Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. ReferenceGrabherr S., Heinemann A., Vogel H., et al, “Postmortem CT Angiography Compared with Autopsy: A Forensic Multicenter Study.” Radiology, May 1, 2018. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more center_img News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Related Content June 25, 2018 — Computed tomography (CT) angiography is a useful adjunct to autopsy that is likely to increase the quality of post-mortem diagnosis, according to a study appearing online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings could have important implications for criminal investigations and hospital quality control efforts.High-quality post-mortem investigations are vital for a number of reasons; most notably, as evidence in criminal investigations for which the body represents the main proof of a crime; and as a quality control measure for surgical interventions and medical treatment at hospitals.Modern imaging techniques like CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are often used in forensic pathology. However, post-mortem CT is limited by relatively low soft tissue contrast and poor visualization of the vascular system. A technique known as post-mortem CT angiography (PMCTA) was developed to address those limitations by introducing contrast agent into the body.“The idea of the PMCTA is to simulate a post-mortem circulation by establishing a post-mortem perfusion of the vascular system,” said study lead author Silke Grabherr, M.D., Ph.D., from the University Center of Legal Medicine Lausanne-Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland. “Therefore, the heart is ‘replaced’ by a perfusion device, similar to the heart-lung machine that replaces the heart during heart surgery.”To assess the performance of PMCTA, Grabherr and colleagues at nine centers in Europe performed conventional autopsies on 500 human bodies that had undergone PMCTA. All CT images were read by an experienced team, including one forensic pathologist and one radiologist who were blinded to the autopsy findings.Autopsy was performed on the day of the PMCTA, or the following day, in all cases. After examination of 500 bodies, a total of 18,654 findings were recorded.PMCTA performed surprisingly well compared to conventional autopsy. Out of 18,654 total findings, PMCTA found 90 percent, compared with 61 percent for autopsies. PMCTA missed only 10 percent of forensically essential findings, while autopsy missed 23 percent.“This method could — in many cases — be an alternative to invasive autopsy if such an opening of the body is not possible,” Grabherr said. “This offers new investigation possibilities, for example, in countries where a conventional autopsy is not accepted or in cases where family members can refuse it.”PMCTA was significantly superior to autopsy at identifying skeletal and vascular lesions, or areas of damage in the bones and blood vessels. PMCTA identified 96 percent of skeletal lesions and 94 percent of vascular lesions, compared with 65 percent for autopsy. These lesions can provide important information in post-mortem examinations, Grabherr said.“The combination of bone lesions and vascular lesions is especially seen in cases of traumatic death, such as falls from height, traffic accidents, ballistic trauma, and sharp trauma in homicides and suicides,” she said. “This means that PMCTA is an excellent choice to investigate such cases and can be used combined with or even independently of conventional autopsy for investigating in these cases.”In the future, the research group plans to study the combination of post-mortem angiography with MRI in order to increase the sensitivity of findings related to organs like the brain and liver.For more information: Image courtesy of Imago Systems Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read morelast_img read more

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmers care

first_imgArizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer’s career seems to be following the same trajectory as current NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner.They both had success with their first teams, Warner won a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams in 2000 and Palmer led the Cincinnati Bengals to the team’s first playoff appearance in 15 years in 2005.After Warner’s success with St. Louis, he went to New York to play for the Giants in 2004 where he lost his starting job midway through the year, while Palmer spent two injury-ridden and mediocre years in Oakland. Comments   Share   Warner talked about the similarities between himself and Arizona’s new signal caller at Cardinals’ practice on Tuesday.“There is a lot of accurate comparisons with that,” Warner stated. “The benefit for me is I wrote the last chapter and it went good for me.“At the end of the day that is what people are going to remember.”Warner led the Cardinals to their lone Super Bowl appearance and two division titles before he retired in 2010.Since Warner retired, the Cardinals have struggled to find his replacement at the position, and their failure to do so cost the old regime their jobs.“People are excited about him,” Warner said. “[Palmer] feels like he has a lot left and I hope he can resurrect this organization to where we were just a few years ago.”Last season, Palmer threw for over 4,000 yards with 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for the Raiders. – / 11 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The limitededition bl

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe limited-edition black truffle menus at Crown Perth’s word-class restaurants are set to captivate senses from 18 July to 28 August.Featuring premium West Australian manjimup truffle from Stonebarn Trufflerie, guests are invited to celebrate the ‘diamond’ of WA ingredients with expertly crafted menus by the acclaimed head chefs at Silks, Modo Mio, Nobu and Bistro Guillaume.Silks Master of Cantonese cuisine, Pat Cheong, showcases the truffle’s unique taste and texture with dishes including duck wonton consommé with freshly shaved truffle and braised pork belly with black truffle sauce.At Modo Mio, these local delights are at the heart of Alasdair Thompson’s authentic Italian cuisine comprising of veal cappelletti with truffle-infused goats cheese fetta, truffle risotto with quail breast and a tempting truffle and marsala semifreddo.Connoisseurs will be spoilt for choice at Nobu with Leif Huru’s creations such as braised wagyu striploin with truffle teriyaki sauce, warm cured ocean trout with shiitake truffle crumbs and a truffle and honey parfait.Or at Bistro Guillaume, Robert Murphy’s enticing menu including donnybrook marron with octopus and truffle carpaccio, braised wagyu short rib with truffle jus and a divine truffle cheesecake is sure to satisfy.When guests treat themselves to an item from the truffle menu at any of these restaurants, they can go into the draw to take home 200 grams of premium West Australian manjimup truffle from Stonebarn Trufflerie, valued at $500.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Summer is here and the festivals are coming We al

first_imgSummer is here and the festivals are coming. We all know about Glastonbury, Reading and T in the Park but if you’re after something a little different this year, Skyscanner takes a look at some of the lesser known music festivals of the world.**Rock Ness **(Dores, Scotland)When: 12th, 13th, 14th June 2009Line Up: The Flaming Lips, Basement Jaxx, Orbital, PlaceboAround 35,000 people are set to head to the shores of infamous Loch Ness to enjoy the mix of world class performers alongside heavyweight DJs. With stunning views of the Scottish Highlands from your tent, this is one of Scotland’s’ finest music events.Find cheap flights to Inverness, Edinburgh or GlasgowIsle of Wight Festival (Seaclose Park, Isle of Wight, England) ** **When: 12th 13th 14th JuneLine Up: The Prodigy, Stereophonics, Neil Young, RazorlightOne of the UK’s first big music festivals, it began back in 1968 when Marc Bolan sang to a bunch of hippies in a cold stubble field, but after only three years, the festival was discontinued due to problems with overcrowding. It was revived in 2002 and has been going strong ever since, even winning the ‘Best Major Festival’ award in 2007.Find cheap flights to SouthhamptonHellfest (Clisson, France) ** **When: 19th, 20th, 21st June 2009Line up: Manowar, Anthrax, Marylin MansonIf you like your music heavy and metallic, than Hellfest is the festival for you. Almost half of the punters attending the festival come from outside of France, creating a truly international crowd. With three open air stages, t-shirt clad fans will be moshing to the sounds of the world’s best metal bands.Find cheap flights to NantesHeineken Open’er Festival **(Babie Doly Airfield, Poland)**When: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th July 2009Line Up: Arctic Monkeys, Basement Jaxx, Faith No More, Kings of LeonOne of Poland’s largest festivals, Open’er has got the complete package. The Baltic coast provides the sun, sea and sand, plus plenty of space, and the four stages play host to over 100 acts which include some of Poland’s hottest new talent, along with international greats.Find cheap flights to GdanskSoundwave Festival (Petrcane, Croatia) ** **When: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th July 2009Line Up: DJ Yoda, Hexstatic, The BaysSet on the beautiful backdrop of the Adriatic Sea, this dance music festival takes place near the seaside town of Zadar, on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Here music fans will enjoy four days of music, spread over three arenas and a boat – all under the sun and next to a warm blue sea.Find cheap flights to ZadarItalia Wave Love Festival (Livormo, Italy) ** **When: 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th July 2009Line Up: Aphex Twin, Kraftwerk, Placebo, Chemical BrothersHeld on the coastal town of Livorno in Tuscany, four stages welcome an excellent line up of electronic and guitar based music and even better, the concerts are either free or very cheap. There’s also a range of theatre, comedy and music workshops to give revellers a chance to get involved, and for the super energetic, there’s even a surf and sport area too.Find cheap flights to PisaFuji Rock Festival ** (Naeba, Japan)**When: 24th, 25th, 26th July 2009Line Up: Oasis, Franz Ferdinand, Weezer, Public EnemyJapan’s answer to Glastonbury, Fuji Rock festival is a three day music extravaganza. Set in the hills of Naeba ski resort, you’ll find ice cold streams to cool off in, forest paths to explore and off course the best in international and Japanese live music playing across 10 stages and tents. Just watch out for the bears and snakes!Find cheap flights to JapanReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related10 Music Festivals Around the World 2010Skyscanner introduces ten excellent music festivals around the world10 of the cheapest music festivals in Europe for 2016Fancy dancing in a field in Portsmouth, on the beach in Croatia, or how about a fortress in Serbia? This year’s music festivals are about to kick off all over Europe – including the UK, Belgium and Tenerife – but a summer of festival fun needn’t cost a fortune. Check…Summer sounds: 15 of the best UK music festivals in 2016Done Reading, Leeds, Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, T in the Park and all the other major UK music festivals? Well we’ve got something a bit different for you this summer. Here’s our killer line-up of the best music festivals the UK has to offer this year, including trendy London weekenders…last_img read more