Thomas Pringle TD has today introduced a Bill to criminalise the purchase of sexual services in Ireland.The Donegal Deputy says the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences Amendment Bill) will be in line with Swedish legislation in order to cut the demand for sexual services and to decriminalise the sellers of these services.The Killybegs-based Deputy has worked closely with the Immigrant Council of Ireland and the Turn off the Red Light campaign on the issue. The Bill sets out a number of offenses for the purchase of sexual services that are initially intended to act as a deterrent and lead to serious consequences for repeat offenders.Deputy Pringle said “It makes provision for the introduction of the criminalisation of the purchasers of sexual services and it will reduce the demand for sexual services thereby reducing the incidence of prostitution in society, and will therefore create a situation that will remove the attractiveness of prostitution and trafficking from organised criminal elements by creating the risk for purchasers of sexual services to be prosecuted with the element of ‘name and shame’ acting as a deterrent.“Ireland’s current approach to the regulation of prostitution is the partial criminalisation of prostitution, whereby the sale or purchase of sexual services in Ireland is currently not criminalised, provided it is conducted out of public eye and with some activities associated with prostitution such as pimping being a crime.”The Independent TD says he strongly believes that prostitution is incompatible with contemporary values and that it is a serious social problem, which can and should be abolished. “In reality, very few women choose to willingly engage in prostitution, with most who are involved having very few real choices. This issue must be addressed – we must decriminalise the victims in this trade and give them the option of rehabilitation.“One in four sex buyers in Ireland (24%) have come across women and girls who appeared trafficked, controlled or underage according to a major survey on prostitution published recently by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, with the findings showing that fear of a criminal record, jail time or name in a local newspaper have been selected as effective deterrents by the sex buyers and are only surpassed by fear of contracting disease. I believe that this Bill addresses these issues and that it will contribute to a more equal society, where the purchase of one human being for the gratification of another will be seen as unacceptable.He added “I look forward to a constructive debate on this issue in the Dáil. Sweden passed a similar law in 1999, I believe now is Ireland‚s time to follow in their footsteps.” PRINGLE TO LEAD CLAMPDOWN ON PROSTITUTION was last modified: March 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:prostitutionThomas Pringle
CHALK RIVER, Ont. – A proposed nuclear waste disposal site on land around Chalk River Laboratories is too close to the Ottawa River, says Bloc Quebecois Leader Martine Ouellet.A significant percentage of Quebecers use the river for their drinking water and a leak could be catastrophic, Ouellet told reporters while touring the nuclear facilities in Chalk River, Ont., earlier this week.“Radioactivity, just like heavy crude oil, doesn’t go away,” she said. “You can’t say, ‘we have contamination, we are going to clean it up.’ It can’t be cleaned.”Chalk River Laboratories, which produces medical and commercial isotopes, is owned by the federal government.Ottawa subcontracts the management of the site to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), a consortium of four engineering and tech companies including SNC-Lavalin and Rolls-Royce.CNL says it wants to consolidate all the nuclear waste around the site in one location, so it can be monitored, contained and isolated.Soil around the site, as well as underground water, have been contaminated and CNL says is looking for a way to dispose of the material as well as the waste produced by the laboratory in future.“The risk of doing nothing is significant because we have structures made of wood that are contaminated along the bank of the Ottawa River and we have plumes of contaminated underground water close to the river,” said Kurt Kehler of CNL.“The goal is to put all the material in a closed area.”Ouellet said CNL didn’t look for other disposal sites further away from the river.“I have not been reassured because their so-called best site, it’s located on their territory of Chalk River and they didn’t look outside the area because of the costs involved,” she said.Kehler said CNL did look for other locations.“We have considered the possibility of moving radioactive material elsewhere, but people wouldn’t be in favour of that,” Kehler said. “And the waste is already here.”CNL’s plan is to create a facility that can hold up to 1,000 cubic metres of nuclear waste for up to 50 years.Benoit Delage, an environmentalist in Quebec’s Outaouais region, said it’s a bad idea.“The idea of building a nuclear waste depot one kilometre away from a river that feeds a large part of the Quebec population, there is something missing there,” he said. “Anyone can tell you it doesn’t make sense.”The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission needs to conduct an environmental review of CNL’s depot proposal.Public consultations will also take place. Quebec’s environment minister has asked the federal government to hold the hearings in Quebec in order for them to be close to the people potentially impacted by the plan.
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is fit and available for selection for the club’s Premier League game against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.The former Southampton midfielder suffered a groin strain at the start of September and has been side-lined since.He was closing in on a return to full fitness before the international break, but failed to play in any of the Reds’ matches.Lallana is now available for selection for the game against the Terriers this weekend.Speaking to Liverpool’s in-house media team, manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed the England international could feature.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Asked if Lallana was available, the Reds boss said: “Yes, of course.”“Now it’s getting a bit difficult with judging how fit he is really. But training looks tremendous; he obviously enjoys playing football. It’s easy to enjoy watching [him].”“We will see what we do. Nobody, not even he, knows how long he can [play] and stuff like that. We still want to be careful – not too careful but, of course, careful [so] that we reach the point where we don’t have to think about it anymore.”“A few things happened in the past that are already over, that’s good. But we cannot forget it completely or ignore it. But he is 100 per cent back and looks really good in training.”Lallana’s return to fitness could not have come at a better time for Klopp, with injury concerns over James Milner, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.
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Amazon had originally hyped the tools and its crowdsourced development system as a breakthrough way to use technology platforms to democratize the process of funding TV shows and movies. It had claimed its development process incorporated user ratings and comments about pilots and scripts, but it’s not clear how extensively Amazon Studios execs actually used the data to make greenlighting decisions.“There are a lot of great ideas in Hollywood, but not everyone can be there or get their work into the right hands,” the company said in the description of Amazon Storywriter. “Scripts are critically important in development, but they are just not accessible to most audiences.”Amazon’s open-submission program had been championed by Amazon Studios founder Roy Price, who was fired in fall 2017 in the wake of sexual-harassment allegations against him. Over the life of the program, Amazon Studios appears to have greenlit only one over-the-transom screenplay to a full series: children’s show “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street” from first-time writer and preschool teacher David Anaxagoras. Popular on Variety The last vestiges of Amazon’s vision of giving anyone in the world a chance to break into the Hollywood big time are getting mothballed next month.As of June 30, 2019, Amazon’s free, web-based tools for scriptwriters — Storywriter and Storybuilder — will no longer be available, according to a notice it sent to users on Sunday, May 5.That comes a year after Amazon Studios stopped accepting unsolicited project pitches. In a notice to customers, the company explained the shutdown of Storywriter and Storybuilder by saying “At Amazon, we are always reinventing ourselves and looking for ways to become even more efficient.” The ecommerce giant said users should download any Amazon Storywriter projects and/or print out their Storybuilder “virtual corkboards” before June 30, after which they’ll be deleted from Amazon’s servers. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Superconductors for electrical, defense, space, medical applications (PhysOrg.com) — A group of researchers in Japan have succeeded for the first time in superconducting power transmission of direct current over two hundred meters. The researchers, from Nano-Optonics Energy Inc., and Chubu University’s Superconductivity and Sustainable Energy Center conducted their experiment as part of Nano-Optics Energy’s Superconducting DC Power Transmission Project. The transmission loss of superconducting DC (alternating current) power transmission is ten times less than that of superconducting AC power transmission, and thirty times less than the transmission loss of ordinary AC power transmission. Since superconducting DC power reduces transmission loss, it could significantly reduce the amount of electricity that needs to be generated, if it could be used to replace normal AC power. With the current emphasis on lower carbon emissions, the idea is attracting a great deal of attention, not only because less electricity would be needed, but also because alternative electricity generation methods such as solar and wind power generate direct current, which in the present system has then to be converted to alternating current. Using direct current would also reduce the losses that occur during the conversion process.The system being developed uses a liquid nitrogen circulation system, an adiabatic double tube, and a newly developed type of superconducting cable. Other new technologies developed by the researchers for the new system include a new method of thermally insulating the ends of the cable. This method, called the Peltier Current Lead (PCL), drastically cuts heat transfer between the liquid nitrogen cooling system and the ambient temperature section.Direct current power transmission also has the advantage over AC of being cheaper and more efficient when transmitted over distances of 300 km and above. Superconducting power transmission theoretically has zero energy loss, and larger current power transmission is possible and over much longer distances, with transmission over distances as great as 10,000 km being feasible.Nano-Optonics Energy collaborates with Chubu University on a number of basic technology projects and research into developing more efficient batteries. Their aim is to develop the most efficient and largest current transmission system in the world, using high-temperature DC superconductors. More information: Nano-Optonics Energy — www.nano-opt.jp/en/superconductor.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com Superconducting cable. Image credit: Nano-Optics Energy Citation: World first superconducting DC power transmission system a step closer (2010, March 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-03-world-superconducting-dc-power-transmission.html