The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC9) is being held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and is expected to attract more than 600 speakers, scientists, and guests willing to question whether man-made global warming is a problem worth addressing. The event has 32 cosponsors and features 60 prominent scientists and economists as keynoters or panelists. Click here to see the speaker list, and click here to see the event schedule. Ten awards will be given during plenary sessions at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change. For a list of award winners announced to date, click here . Weve live-streamed parts of our climate conferences in the past, but this is the first time weve offered every session on a live-stream to anyone, anywhere in the world, said Jim Lakely, director of communications at The Heartland Institute. Were pleased to partner with CNSNews.com to give this important conference even more exposure. There are no more excuses for those who say the debate is over concerning climate science, Lakely said. The debate will be happening next week in Las Vegas, and you can watch it all with the click of a button. Reporters, bloggers, and the public can interact via the chat rooms on the live-streams or by following @HeartlandInst and the hashtag #ICCC9 on Twitter. Program highlights include (ALL TIMES PDT): Monday, July 7 8:00 p.m.: Keynote addresses by Joe Bastardi and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) 8:45 p.m.: Awards presented to Sherwood Idso and Willie Soon 9:15 p.m.: James Delingpole speaks, introduces Austrian rap artist Kilez More to perform the song Klimawandel (Klimaluge, Klimaschwindel ) Translation: Climate Change (Climate Lies, Climate Swindle) My song Klimawandel is one of my most discussed and most debated videos because people are not used to music with critical points of view on global warming, Kilez More said. The reactions were enormous, because the massive propaganda in the mainstream media is overwhelming and other opinions are simply not accepted. Im honored to present my song at the ICCC in front of an audience of experts on this topic, More added. Its recognition of my work as a critical musician. Im pleased the Heartland Institute liked the song and invited me to present it live on stage. Tuesday, July 8 8:10 a.m.: Keynote addresses by Patrick Moore and John Coleman 9:00 a.m.: Awards presented to Patrick Moore and E. Calvin Beisner 10:00 a.m.: Panels titled Climate Change and the Hydrosphere, Carbon Taxes and the Social Cost of Carbon, and Combating Climate Myths with Science Facts 11:30 a.m.: Panels titled NIPCC versus IPCC: Physical Science, Who Benefits from Alarmism? and The Right Climate Stuff 1:27 p.m.: Keynote addresses by Australian MP George Christensen and Patrick Michaels 2:05 p.m.: Awards presented to Alan Carlin and Tom Harris 2:45 p.m.: Panels titled Solar Science and Climate, Costs and Benefits of Renewable Energy, and Communicating Climate Change: The Blogosphere 4:15 p.m.: Panels titled All Things Cold Ice Age Conditions, the Cryosphere, and Recent Cold Winters, Climate Change, Human Health, and Adaptation, and International Perspectives on Climate Change Wednesday, July 9 8:00 a.m.: Breakfast keynotes by Dr. Roy Spencer and Dr. Jay Lehr 8:55 a.m.: Awards presented to Art Robinson and Roy Spencer 10:00 a.m.: Panels titled Climate Change, Water, and Human Well-being, Weather and Climate Change: Is Climate Change Affecting Weather Patterns and Events? and How Reliable Are Temperature Records?
Robbers loot Samsung plant in Brazil - Standard Journal: Business
The gang of heavily armed men captured eight plant employees as they neared the factory in a company bus just before midnight, said civil police in Sao Paulo state. They stole the workers' ID tags and took two of them with them as hostages as they entered the factory in the college town of Campinas. The remaining six employees were taken to an unknown location. Once inside, the gang overpowered security guards and spent more than three hours in the plant, trucking out the electronics. "They subdued the guards, took their weapons and their ammunition and told them to continue working as if nothing had happened," police Lt.
Monroe marijuana farm patriarch sentence postponed for Smarter Sentencing Act passage ? Bangor ? Bangor Daily News ? BDN Maine
Fords sentence, states the motion filed by defense attorney Hunter Tzovarras of Bangor. In the interest of fairness and justice, it is respectfully requested the court use its discretion and continue the sentencing until November 2014. The government suffers no prejudice by waiting 5 months to have Mr. Ford sentenced, the motion later states. On the other hand, Mr. Ford may end up spending several additional years in prison if the continuance is not granted. Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCormack objected to the defense motion, saying the bill might not provide the desired reductions and there is a possibility the delay could mean the government could lose the right to seize the Fords home, where the marijuana growing took place. It is pure conjecture at this time as to the final form, if any, the Smarter Sentencing Act will take, McCormack said in his opposing motion. Even if the Act does eventually pass, it is almost certain to be in a form different than the current bill. The Fords have not paid their property taxes since their arrest three years ago and therefore the town of Monroe has started foreclosing on their Swan Lake Avenue property. The preliminary order of forfeiture does not prevent Monroe from foreclosing on an unpaid tax lien, McCormack said. If that occurs prior to entry of a final order of forfeiture, the governments interest in the property could be eliminated. U.S. District Judge John Woodcock Jr. agreed with Tzovarras and postponed Fords sentencing until Nov. 21, 2014.