1. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act 2000 (“the Act”) enjoined the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

1. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act 2000 (“the Act”) enjoined the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (“the TRC” or “the Commission”) to make findings in relation to the causes, nature and extent of violations and abuses during the armed conflict in Sierra Leone.1  In particular, the Commission was mandated to deliberate on the question of whether such violations and abuses were the result of deliberate planning, policy or authorisation by any government, group or individual.  The Act required investigation into the roles of internal and external factions in the conflict.2 2. This chapter summarises the main findings of the Commission.3  The detailed findings of the Commission are to be found in the different chapters of the report.  The main findings are preceded by primary findings.  The primary findings are the central or most important findings made by the Commission. 3. In the course of its proceedings, the Commission amassed a large amount of evidence and information from public and closed hearings, interviews, investigations and research.  Based upon the totality of this information, the Commission has made findings concerning the roles played in the conflict ...

MorningStar Launches New “Incogmeato” Vegan Meat Line 

In early 2020, MorningStar Farms—a subsidiary of the Kellogg Company—will debut its “Incogmeato” vegan meat line at grocery stores and through foodservice partners. The new line will feature the company’s first ready-to-cook, “next-gen” plant-based burger patties to be sold in the refrigerated meat case, and the company’s new non-GMO soy-based Chik’n tenders and nuggets will be sold in the freezer aisle. “As more consumers are choosing a ‘flexitarian’ lifestyle and actively reducing meat, we’re thrilled to be extending the MorningStar Farms portfolio with a delicious and satisfying meat-like experience,” said General Manager of the MorningStar Plant-Based Proteins Department Sara Young. “We know that about three-fourths of Americans are open to plant-based eating, yet only one in four actually purchase a plant-based alternative. So, the intent is fully there, but it hasn’t necessarily been followed with action. We know the number one barrier to trying plant-based protein is taste. These consumers are still seeking the amazing taste, texture, and sizzling qualities of meat but want a better alternative for themselves and the planet.” Earlier this year, MorningStar announced it wo...

New details emerge on Cleveland Cyclewerks’ upcoming light electric motorcycle

Ohio-based Cleveland Cyclewerks (CCW) is planning to become the next US-based electric motorcycle manufacturer. The big reveal of their upcoming electric motorcycle won’t take place for another two months, but the company is keeping the hype alive by dropping a slew of new details. Earlier this year, Electrek became the first to break the news about Cleveland Cyclewerks’ new electric motorcycle program. While Cleveland Cyclewerks had previously only built gas-powered motorcycles, this will be the first electric motorcycle designed and built by the company. We dug around a few weeks ago and did some sleuthing to find as many details as we could about the project. As it turns out, CCW’s new details show we were pretty darn close with our original findings. And as an added treat, the new specs for CCW’s upcoming e-moto are certainly intriguing. First of all, the company will apparently be releasing not just one but two new electric motorcycles, or at least two new versions of the Falcon Rising e-moto. The two models will be known as the Falcon 01 and the Falcon BLK. According to the company, the bike will feature a 12kW (16hp) IPM electric motor and a 300A speed controller. The sp...

In today’s story, we’ll meet a man who’s famous for helping others – and he does so in a most dazzling way! Our story is called “The Nine Sticks.” Versions of this tale come from the South Asian country of India, where it’s one of many legends featuring Birbal: a wise advisor to an emperor long ago. Voices in this episode include Nikesh Patel and Maulik Pancholy. Grown-ups, you might recognize Nikesh Patel from Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu. And you might know Maulik Pancholy from 30 Rock on NBC and Phineas and Ferb on The Disney Channel. He’s also the author of the new young-adult novel, The Best At It. This episode was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir. It was edited by Virginia Marshall. Circle Round’s original music and sound design is by Eric Shimelonis. Our artist is Sabina Hahn. Circle Round’s executive producer is Katherine Brewer. ADULTS! PRINT THIS so everyone can color while listening. We’re also keeping an album so share your picture on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest, and tag it with #CircleRound. We’d love to see it! To access all the coloring pages for past episodes click HERE. Our resident artist is Sabina Hahn and you can lear...

Light Distance and Ranging (lidar) systems have been utilised in atmospheric monitoring system to give researchers

Light Distance and Ranging (lidar) systems have been utilised in atmospheric monitoring system to give researchers powerful insight in atmospheric properties. These include studying clouds, wind, temperature and gases. Typically a lidar system would consist of an output and input beam. The output beam would transmit a laser into the atmosphere and the backscattered light would be collected by the receiver. The data would be linked to computers with algorithms to process the ample information and to provide meaning information such as wind velocity, cloud altitude, cloud classification, concentration of gases and more. Laser Components can manufacture a range of precision lenses, mirrors, protective windows and beamsplitters optimised for custom and common lidar wavelengths (1550nm, 1064nm and 532nm). These coatings can be manufactured with high laser induced damage thresholds (LiDT) for high powered lasers and are hard coated resulting in highly durable coated optics suitable for the harshest outside environment. Light Distance and Ranging (lidar) systems have been utilised in atmospheric monitoring system to… Read More 1390 Laser Cutter 6-D Laser LLC was formed in 2018 as...

These are the 28 bestselling and top-rated products of 2019

At TODAY we take care to recommend items we hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY may get a small share of the revenue.Using interviews with specialists, online reviews and personal experience, TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! TODAY does have affiliate relationships with various online retailers. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue. As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular products shoppers couldn’t get enough of in 2019. This past year we saw a slew of style, toy, electronics, food and beauty items — including the most-searched-for on Google — stand the test of time and even become TODAY viewer favorites. Yahoo contributing editor Chassie Post visited TODAY to give us one last look at the bestselling and top-reviewed products of the year. From the always-popular Instant Pot to a pair of highly-rated leggings, Post gives us the scoop on the items you’ll want to snag to kick off 2020 in style. Amazon’s most popular leggings are a favorite among TODAY...

New York – Bath accessories lend a dash of fashion to the bathroom counter and fulfill the

New York – Bath accessories lend a dash of fashion to the bathroom counter and fulfill the utilitarian function of holding toothbrushes, soap bars, lotions and cosmetics. Excell is looking to change that equation. Its new Diatomite collection of hard bath accessories is made of diatomaceous earth, the naturally occurring fossilized remains of single-celled aquatic algae. Diatomite bath mats and accessories absorb water, dry quickly and resist mildew. “It’s a natural material. You don’t get soap scum in the dish; it doesn’t sit on top. And with the accessories, we can infuse them with scents,” said Akeem Glaze, senior designer for business development. Diatomite is a material commonly used in swimming pool filters, noted Rosie Iglesias, VP of sales for Excell Home and Glenoit. “The fact that you can speak to it being a real material is important, especially to the Millennial customer. It’s a really fun story to tell.” Excell is also adding benefits to the lowly tub mat. One new construction is studded with mini magnets, which have been used for healing properties since ancient times. Other tub mats designed to offer grooming benefits include an attached pumice stone, scrub brush ...

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. A good cake pan can make or break your baking experience. If you decide to skimp on bakeware, you might end up with a pan that rusts, warps, or burns the batter you carefully prepared. On the other hand, when you buy one of the many excellent cake pans in our guide, you can look like a pro with minimal effort. For me, the right pans have made baking with my preschooler that much more enjoyable for both of us. In this guide, we help you find the best cake pan, whether it’s round, square, or rectangular. There are a wide variety of cake pans, but for the purposes of this guide, we are going to focus on traditional, flat-bottomed, high-sided metal pans. So here, we will not cover Bundt pans, springform pans, baking sheets, baking dishes, or muffin tins  — You’ll have to check out our other guides for those pieces of bakeware. The best cake pans are made of metal, specifically aluminum or aluminized steel. Aluminum is the best material for baking the perfect cake because it distributes heat quickly and evenly. W...

Saddles fitted slightly too wide are not better for horses’ backs, research finds *H&H Plus*

While the results may not come as a surprise to some, the study disproves the ‘commonly held’ belief that saddles fitted slightly wider than normal give the horse better freedom of movement The practice of fitting saddles slightly wider than ideal to allow horses more freedom of movement is having an opposite and detrimental effect, a study has found. Researchers found using one tree width fitting narrower or wider than that set out in Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) guidelines had a negative impact on equine locomotion and musculature. 300 So Flange Researchers found ‘significant reductions in range of motion of the rider’s centre of pressure’ in flapless saddles Sue Carson, founder and managing director of Sue Carson Saddles explains why autumn is an important time to check the Cast Iron Valves, Ductile Iron Valves, Steel Valves – Kingnor,https://www.valve-pipe-fitting.com/

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s career was abruptly halted 14 months ago with his arrest in

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s career was abruptly halted 14 months ago with his arrest in Japan on charges of financial wrongdoing. After an audacious escape from custody and a surreptitious trek to Lebanon, he declared that he was determined to restore his personal reputation. But however his legal troubles play out, there are growing questions about another aspect of his reputation: whether he left Nissan in good shape. Less than three years after Ghosn gave up the top job at Nissan, it has slipped into a deep slump. Revenue and profits are falling in markets around the world. Sales in the United States — its most crucial market after China — fell 11% in 2019, a staggering decline at a time when auto sales are at near-record levels. Analysts and industry executives lay much of the blame for Nissan’s woes on Ghosn. Over his last eight years at the helm, he led an unrelenting push for growth, often at the expense of the bottom line. To satisfy his demands for higher sales and more market share, Nissan executives turned to questionable practices that alienated a critical constituency: the dealers who sell its cars. “Almost nobody calls now an...

How To Handle A Massive Seaweed Invasion? Yucatán Towns Get Creative : The Salt : NPR

Men walk between the sargassum toward a boat in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in May. Victor Ruiz/AP hide caption The water off the coast of the Riviera Maya was warmer than I expected, but far murkier. Endless pieces of seaweed, floating on and just below the surface, wrapped themselves like wet masking tape around my flippers and mask as I examined the second-largest reef in the world. “It’s the sargassum,” my divemaster from Tulaka Diving told me resignedly. “It’s coming over from Brazil and getting worse every year.” Sargassum, a brown macroalgae, is wreaking environmental havoc in the Mayan Riviera, located along the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, as well as the Caribbean, coastal South America and Florida. The seaweed invasion is being fed by modern agricultural practices. As the Amazon is deforested to make way for farming, fertilizer used on that land is running off into the Amazon River and the ocean, encouraging blooms. Fertilizer runoff from other parts of the world is also fueling the problem. The seaweed isn’t just grouping in the water, but washing up in unsavory masses on beaches from Cancun to Tulum....

Spoons, forks, knives–they’re ubiquitous tools that often feel so natural to everyday life, they seem they

Spoons, forks, knives–they’re ubiquitous tools that often feel so natural to everyday life, they seem they should grow on trees. Eager to know more, we reached out to Edward Bottone, an adjunct professor and chef at Delaware Valley University who specializes in culture and cuisine, has been a restaurant owner and is working on, The Red Checkered Table Cloth: Italian-American Cuisine Eating In and Out. What is the earliest record we have of eating utensils being used? It’s obviously hard to reach back to the beginning of mankind, but I imagine there’s some documentation of early-history tools for eating.  Concerning the knife, spoon, and fork, “the big three,” it was all, to the best of my knowledge, a process of evolution.  Even if forks started out with two tines and ended up with four, it’s easy to see that fingers bear some resemblance to the fork. Same goes for the spoon, a cupped hand is the perfect ”vessel” for transporting liquid. With fire, establishing a distance between the heat and the hand helped the evolutionary process in the direction of utensils. With a long-handled point stick you could hold a soon-to-be tasty morsel over a fl...