Woman had assisteddeath assessment on sidewalk outside Catholic hospital

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta’s health minister says it’s unacceptable that a terminally ill patient at a Catholic care centre was wheeled off the property near a busy street to have an assessment for a doctor-assisted death.Sarah Hoffman says everyone deserves dignified and compassionate care, no matter the facility.She says Covenant Health has assured her that the heart-breaking case is an isolated one and steps have been taken to prevent it from happening again.Doreen Nowicki was suffering from ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, when she was admitted last year to the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre run by Covenant Health.Terry Nowicki says his wife wasn’t Catholic but his family was unable to find the 66-year-old a bed at another hospital.He says an exception had been made for the assessment to be done in her room but it was cancelled an hour before, so she was taken outside to answer a doctor’s questions near a busy road with people walking by.last_img read more

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Rosie Perez joins CBCTVs Pure

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement CBC-TV says it’s shooting in Nova Scotia until mid-November and will air the show next year.By The Canadian Press He’s forced to get involved in the illegal operation when Outerbridge’s mob boss threatens his family.Pure also features CSI: New York’s AJ Buckley as a local cop. CBC has added actress Rosie Perez to the cast of its upcoming Mennonite mob drama Pure.The public broadcaster says the U.S. star will play a DEA agent bent on taking down a gang leader, played by Orphan Black actor Peter Outerbridge.The six-part drama stars Arrow actor Ryan Robbins as a Mennonite pastor battling drug trafficking within his community.center_img Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Snowfall warnings remain in place and expand into Alberta and Fort Nelson

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The snowfall warning issued Friday for the B.C. Peace and Pine Pass remains in place, but has also been expanded into Alberta and Fort Nelson.Fort St. John and the rest of the B.C. Peace is expected to see heavy snow today with total amounts ranging from 10 to 15 cm.A low-pressure system will cross the region today. Heavy snow is expected to develop early this morning.  The wind will gust up to 60km/h Saturday afternoon causing temperatures to feel more like minus 26. Fort Nelson is expected to receive 5 cm today as the heavy amounts remain to the south. The snow will ease this afternoon as the low moves into Alberta.The Pine Pass could see up to 25 cm of snow.Before you head out on area highways, visit www.drivebc.ca or 511.alberta.ca for current road conditions and highway cameras.For more information on weather warnings where you live, click here.last_img read more

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Libya militias say they have left Tripoli

first_imgTRIPOLI- Libyan militias including two groups from the western city of Zintan have withdrawn from the capital in response to public pressure nearly a week after deadly violence, they said Thursday.The Al-Qaaqa Brigade said it had handed back to the authorities a site it had occupied and pulled out of the city with its weapons and vehicles, including tanks.Brigade commander Othman Mligta, a civilian, told AFP members of the group include military-registered border guards. “They are leaving from here and will head for their posts on the southern frontier,” he said.Another Zintan-based group, the Sawaek Brigade which is one of the most heavily armed units that battled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, also said it was pulling out.It said it was leaving the premises of a Kadhafi-founded organisation that it had occupied since rebels advanced into the capital in August 2011.On Tuesday, the government announced plans to remove militias from Tripoli and eventually integrate them into the security forces, after a weekend of deadly clashes between militiamen and residents.Prime Minister Ali Zeidan attended Thursday’s pullout by the Sawaek Brigade, and thanked the groups for complying with the government announcement.“The decision to evacuate armed groups from the capital will apply to all factions without exception,” he said.The Misrata militia, which was at the heart of the weekend violence in which 46 people died and some 500 were wounded, had already started pulling out of Tripoli on Monday at the behest of community leaders in their coastal city.Former rebels helped topple and kill Kadhafi in 2011, but have since banded into militias carving their own fiefdoms, each with its own ideology and regional allegiance.The unrest, the deadliest in Tripoli since the uprising, erupted on Friday when demonstrators protesting against militias in the Gharghour neighbourhood were fired upon from villas occupied by the Misrata fighters, who killed several of them.Rival militiamen then swept in, sparking clashes that continued until Saturday.The Misrata brigade saw some of the heaviest fighting during the uprising against Kadhafi, when their city was besieged by regime forces.But many such groups have rejected government calls to lay down their arms or integrate into the armed forces, triggering the frustration of Libyans who once hailed them as heroes for toppling Kadhafi.An Islamist militia that had run a prison facility at Tripoli’s Mitiga airbase also announced it was leaving the site.last_img read more

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UN elects Executive Board of new agency for womens empowerment

The elections, held in the 54-member Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will enable the new Board to come together prior to the official establishment on 1 January 2011 of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The 41 board members were selected on the following basis: 10 from Africa, 10 from Asia, 4 from Eastern Europe, 6 from Latin America and the Caribbean, 5 from Western Europe and 6 from contributing countries. Elected from the African Group were Angola, Cape Verde, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Lesotho, Libya, Nigeria and Tanzania.Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea and Timor-Leste were elected from among the Asian States. Estonia, Hungary, Russia and Ukraine were elected from among the Eastern European States, while Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Sweden were elected from the Western European and Other States.In addition, the Council elected Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada and Peru from the group of Latin American and Caribbean States.The Council also elected Mexico, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Kingdom and United States from among the “contributing countries,” for three-year terms beginning today. The 35 members elected from the regional groups will serve two-year and three-years, beginning today, as determined by the drawing of lots. Chosen to serve two-year terms were Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, El Salvador, Estonia, France, India, Italy, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania and Timor-Leste.Angola, Cape Verde, China, Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Grenada, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of Korea, Sweden and Ukraine were selected to serve three-year terms.Headed by former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, UN Women is the merger of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW).The new agency was established on 2 July by a unanimous vote of the General Assembly to oversee all of the world body’s programmes aimed at promoting women’s rights and their full participation in global affairs. One of its goals will be to support the Commission on the Status of Women and other inter-governmental bodies in devising policies.It will also aim to help Member States implement standards, provide technical and financial support to countries which request it, and forge partnerships with civil society. Within the UN, it will hold the world body accountable for its own commitments on gender equality.In carrying out its functions, UN Women will be working with an annual budget of at least $500 million – double the current combined resources of the four agencies it comprises. 10 November 2010Member States today took the next step in enabling the newly-created United Nations agency on gender equality and women’s empowerment to begin its work by electing countries to serve on its Executive Board. read more

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Lockout reduces service at OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack

TORONTO — About 400 workers at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. facility at the Woodbine horse racing track were locked out Friday after their employer and union were unable to reach a new contract agreement.The lockout at the facility in northwest Toronto comes after the workers, who are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, voted last weekend to reject a tentative agreement that had been reached with OLG on July 5.The lockout began at 12:01 a.m. Friday and workers were escorted off the premises, a PSAC spokesperson said.The union has said its bargaining team sent a revised offer to the OLG on Wednesday, but it was rejected.A group of workers and union representatives were spending Friday picketing outside the facility.Woodbine will remain open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, but the electronic poker room is closed and an onsite courtesy shuttle will be unavailable because of the labour dispute, the OLG said.The main sticking point in the union’s discussions with OLG is around working conditions for part-time employees, who the union said represent 60 per cent of its members.“We have part-time workers who have been doing full-time hours for over 10 years, and yet they are still classified at part-time,” PSAC Ontario regional vice-president Sharon DeSousa said in a statement Friday.She added that means Woodbine employees are not entitled to paid sick days and they can go from working seven days in a week to just one day.“There is no consistency for these workers and they are tired of it,” DeSousa said. “The Liberal government needs to address why their Crown corporation has created such a precarious workforce at its most profitable gaming site in the province.”OLG said in a statement that it had made wage and lump sum proposals and was willing to put the offer before an arbitrator.“OLG respects the collective bargaining process and we treat our employees fairly and respectfully,” the Crown corporation said in a statement. “We are open to having discussions with PSAC at any time to resolve the issues in dispute.”The Woodbine facility features more than 3,000 slot machines, electronic games and horse racing. read more

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Guyana Goldfields investors founder call for board management shakeup

TORONTO — Guyana Goldfields Inc. shareholders are pushing for changes at the top after what they say is a disappointing run for the company’s performance and stock price.The investors say they have made an official request for a shareholder meeting to potentially replace the board with six independent directors as well as establish an ethics committee and launch a strategic review of the company.The move is the latest by shareholders in the mining industry to shake-up leadership on disappointing performance, including a successful push by hedge fund manager John Paulson to flip the board at Detour Gold Corp. and early efforts by investors in December to change management at Hudbay Minerals Inc.Guyana Goldfields said its board remains committed to constructive dialogue with shareholders and will respond to the request in due course.The dissident shareholders, including former executive chairman and founder Patrick Sheridan, Northfield Capital Corp., Robert Cudney, Donald Ross, and Gretchen Ross, together own about 5.4 per cent of the outstanding shares.The investors say the current board has governed over a steep decline in the share price, which has dropped from around $5 in June on the Toronto Stock Exchange to $1.69 on Thursday. It briefly peaked at $10.11 in mid-2016.They have also expressed dissatisfaction with management of the company’s gold mine in Guyana, including permitting and personnel issues.“The current board has made a series of seemingly irresponsible and misleading statements and generally questionable decisions that have put Guyana Goldfields’ share price into a freefall,” Sheridan said in a statement.The company said in a separate release Thursday that it had appointed Perry Holloway, a former U.S. ambassador to Guyana, as senior vice-president of strategy and corporate affairs to bring added expertise in operating in the country.“We are very pleased that Perry will be joining our team,” company CEO Scott Caldwell said in a statement.“He brings to the table an intimate working knowledge of Guyana, the government and its people from his time as the U.S. ambassador.”Companies in this story: (TSX:GUY) read more

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First peaceful transfer of power in DR Congo an extraordinary opportunity for

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights (OHCHR), Andrew Gilmour, welcomed Mr. Tshisekedi’s inaugural speech in January, in which he made a “clear commitment” to respect citizens’ rights and end discrimination.The president’s recent decree ordering the release of all political prisoners was also to be welcomed, Mr. Gilmour said, in anticipation of their actual release and the closing of all unofficial detention centres. Mr. Tshisekedi’s unexpected election win on 30 December, despite a week’s delay due to logistical concerns, coming on top of a two-year delay due to former President Joseph Kabila’s reluctance to leave office, marked the first peaceful transfer of power in the country of more than 80 million, since independence from Belgium, almost 60 years ago.Mr. Kabila governed DRC for 18 years, before agreeing to step down last year, although his former ruling coalition has a majority in the legislature.In his inaugural speech in late January, according to news reports, the new president said he and his party were committed to building a modern, peaceful, democratic State, and pledged then to release all political detainees. Mr. Gilmour said that “such measures, if fulfilled, would represent an exceptionally positive development towards the opening up of democratic space, which has been increasingly restricted in recent years.” “During the electoral process, such restrictions were obvious. In the weeks just before and after the elections, the Joint Human Rights Office in the DRC documented the killing of at least 36 civilians in elections-related violence” said the OHCHR official, “most killed by security forces using disproportionate use of force, including the use of live ammunition.”The Assistant Secretary-General’s comments coincided with the publication of a report into DRC violence and rights abuses, in 2018.It found that more than 1,100 people were killed in conflict-related violence, almost 900 were subjected to sexual violence in a war-setting, including 279 children.On the continuing inter-communal violence in the province of Mai-Ndombe, around Yumbi town, that left hundreds dead last December following an orchestrated and well-planned massacre, Mr. Gilmour urged the authorities to extend the rule of law throughout the country.There is an urgent need to take measures to defuse tensions and promote reconciliation in the region and avoid further bloodshed, he said, and to ensure that those responsible are prosecuted. In reply, Marie-Ange Mushobekwa, Minister of Human Rights in DRC, said that those responsible for the Mai-Ndombe killings, in the west of the country, on the banks of the Congo River – and earlier massacres in the Kasais – would be prosecuted.And she said convictions had been announced in association with the killing of UN experts, Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan in Kasai on 12 March 2017.The highly-regarded experts on the region, were brutally murdered while investigating reports of mass atrocities in the Kasais, around conflict between the Kamuina Nsapu militia and Government forces. The fallout from the case continues, with a Congolese army colonel, reportedly arrested in connection with the killing of the two UN monitors, early in December. read more

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Teenager who killed shopkeeper while on bail after being refused Rizla was

A teenager described by a judge as a “time bomb” was on bail when he killed a shopkeeper who refused to sell him Rizla papers.The 16-year-old boy “launched” himself at Vijaykumar Patel, 49, causing a “catastrophic” head injury in an unprovoked attack outside the minimarket in Mill Hill, north London.The youth, from Brent, had claimed self defence but was found guilty of manslaughter following an Old Bailey trial and has been jailed today for four years.The court heard the boy, who has ADHD and low intelligence, had previous convictions for weapons offences and kicking and punching a teacher at his school.And at the time of the killing, he had been on bail and was in breach of a curfew. Philippa McAtasney, QC, argued in mitigation that the boy was “not beyond hope and help”.She said he had been affected by the stabbing of a youth worker friend who had confronted a drug dealer.The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had used his “best handwriting” to express his remorse in a letter to the judge. However, Mr Justice Stuart-Smith said: “He is a time bomb. The record, the facts of this case, the contents of the PSR (pre-sentence report) with the analysis of very high risk of causing significant harm. I do not find the PSR surprising at all.” The Old Bailey He is a time bombMr Justice Stewart The Old BaileyCredit:Clara Molden/PA He sentenced the boy to an extended sentence of four years’ detention and a further three years on licence.The court heard the teenager had five alcoholic drinks at a party earlier on the evening of January 6.He went into the shop with two friends and tried to buy cigarette papers, but they were sent away for being under 18.The jury was told he became aggressive and shouted abuse before hurling himself at Mr Patel outside the shop.The attack was captured on CCTV and the court was shown the moment Mr Patel was hit. Mr Justice Stuart-Smith told the defendant: “The CCTV shows he was simply standing with his hands in his pockets doing nothing.”What happened next was that you deliberately moved to the left and launched yourself at Mr Patel taking him off his feet and to the ground. He was completely defenceless and did not move – you struck him.”Another shop worker then chased the boys away with a billboard sign and a broom. The boys were seen laughing, joking and happy as they fled the scene, the court heard.Mr Patel was found by police unconscious and bleeding in the street on January 6. He was rushed to St Mary’s Hospital in central London and died the next day from an injury to the back of his head. The court heard no victim impact statement had been prepared as the Patel family was in India. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Who is Sir Philip Green The billionaire Topshop owner known for his

At least that is the way he likes to tell it. Sir Philip had in fact been educated at a private prep school before attending Carmel College in Oxfordshire, known as the “Jewish Eton”, and left aged 15 without achieving any qualifications. But the 66-year-old always seemingly preferred the idea of himself as the outsider barging his way into the Establishment, racking up the millions and celebrity hangers-on along the way. When in 2016 MPs called… Rags to riches has always been the mantra of Sir Philip Green. He was the boot boy who started his career in 1973 in an East End shoe wholesaler and pulled himself by his laces to fulfil his destiny as a self-made billionaire and a knight of the realm. read more

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UK MPs introduce bill to return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

first_img1 Return of the Parthenon Sculptures (1)Ownership of the collection of artefacts known as the ‘Parthenon Sculptures’, or the ‘Elgin Marbles’, is transferred to the government of the Hellenic Republic, subject only to subsections (2) and (4). (2)The artefacts comprising the collection in subsection (1) shall be determined by the Secretary of State by regulation.(3)Before making a determination under subsection (2), the Secretary of State must consult— (a)the Trustees of the British Museum, (b)representatives of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, and (c)any other person, body or institution that the Secretary of State believes to be appropriate.(4)Subsection (1) has effect on the coming into force of an agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of the Hellenic Republicin which terms are agreed relating to— (a)arrangements for the suitable transportation of the collection determined under subsection (2); (b)responsibility for the costs of such transportation; (c)arrangements and conditions for the maintenance and display of the collection; and (d)access to the collection for: (i)experts (ii)students, and (ii)members of the public. (5)The power to— (a) make regulations under subsection (2), or (b) enter into an agreement under subsection (4) is exercisable by statutory instrument which may only be made after a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament. “If there had been a justification for taking these sculptures into safe keeping in the UK in the early 1800s that moment has now long passed. These magnificent artefacts were improperly dragged and sawn off the remains of the Parthenon. “Indeed they have hardly been in safe keeping. Nearly lost altogether on their journey back and damaged by inept management whilst in the British Museum”.With these words, Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams introduced to the UK House of Commons a bill for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece on 11th July, supported by Conservative Jeremy Lefroy and 10 other MPs from Labour, the SNP and Plaid Cymru. “This Bill proposes that Parliament should annul what it did 200 years ago”, he said. “In 1816 Parliament effectively state-sanctioned the improper acquisition of these impressive and important sculptures from Greece. It’s time we engaged in a gracious act. To put right a 200 year wrong.”The full text of the draft legislation is as follows:Parthenon Sculptures (Return to Greece) Bill CONTENTS 1 Return of the Parthenon Sculptures 2 Amendment of the British Museum Act 1963 3 Other artefacts 4 Short title and commencement A BILL TO Make provision for the transfer of ownership and return to Greece of the artefacts known as the Parthenon Sculptures, or Elgin Marbles, purchased by Parliament in 1816; to amend the British Museum Act 1963 accordingly; and for connected purposes. BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: 2 Amendment of the British Museum Act 1963 (1)In section 5 of the British Museum Act 1963 (disposal of objects), after subsection (4) insert— “(5)Nothing in this section may be interpreted as applying to an artefact that— (a)has been determined to be part of the collection under section 1(1) of the Parthenon Sculptures (Return to Greece) Act 2016, or (b)is under active consideration by the Secretary of State for determination as to whether or not the artefact is part of that collection.” (2)In section 9 of the British Museum Act 1963 (transfers to other institutions) after subsection (1) insert— “(2)Nothing in this section may be interpreted as applying to an artefact that— (a)has been determined to be part of the collection under section 1(1) of the Parthenon Sculptures (Return to Greece) Act 2016, or (b)is under active consideration by the Secretary of State for determination as to whether or not the artefact is part of that collection.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramcenter_img A brief history of the Parthenon Marbles LootingThe ancient temple – arguably the most important standing monument of classical Greece – had stood intact as a functioning building for centuries, but was ruined during the siege of Athens in 1687, when Francesco Morosini, captain-general of the Venetian forces, used a cannon on the site, which was used as a munitions store by the Ottomans. The explosion caused the marble roof, most of the walls, 14 columns from the north and south peristyles and carved metopes and frieze blocks to collapse, scattering ruined artwork which could be easily grabbed by looters. Morosini himself tried to remove large sculptures, but the device used broke, dropping them downhill and breaking them into pieces. The most notorious looter was Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and 11th Earl of Kincardine, who served as ‘Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Britannic Majesty to the Sublime Porte of Selim III, Sultan of Turkey’ between 1799 and 1803. In this capacity, in 1800, he commissioned skilled artists and modellers to make drawings and casts of the ancient monuments of Athens. In 1801, Lord Elgin received a controversial firman from the Porte which allowed his agents not only to ‘fix scaffolding round the ancient Temple of the Idols [the Parthenon] and to mould the ornamental sculpture and visible figures thereon in plaster and gypsum’, but also ‘to take away any pieces of stone with old inscriptions or figures thereon. Due to the loss of the original firman, it isn’t sure that the translation is correct, though an existing original Italian translation dispels the claim that this is an official document by any means. It is now believed that Lord Elgin bribed local Ottoman authorities into permitting the removal of about half of the Parthenon frieze, 15 metopes, and 17 pedimental fragments, in addition to a caryatid and a column from the Erechtheion, upon his departure from the Ottoman Empire in 1803. Lord Elgin’s agents performed excavations on the site, retrieving sculptures, but the actual removal was a decision taken on the spot by Philip Hunt, Elgin’s chaplain (and temporary private secretary, i.e. representative, in Athens), who persuaded the voivode (governor of Athens) to interpret the terms of the firman very broadly. The excavation and removal went on after Lord Elgin’s departure and was completed in 1812; it cost him about £70,000. At first, he used the antiquities to decorate his mansion in Scotland, but later on, as his fortune waned, he tried selling them to the British Museum, to no avail. Then, on 11 July, 1816, the House of Commons granted the purchase of the ‘Marbles’ by Great Britain for £35,000, considerably below their cost to Elgin, and deposited them in the British Museum. Many opposed the British parliament thus sanctioning the improper removal, not least among them Lord Byron, who deemed Lord Elgin a “vandal”. Talks for the return of the ‘Parthenon Marbles’ to Greece began in the aftermath of the creation of the modern Greek state, to limited support. A consistent campaign for the return of the ‘Parthenon Marbles’ to its rightful place has been ongoing for decades, becoming the official Greek government stance since 1983, when then Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri committed to the cause. After the opening of the new and widely acclaimed Acropolis Museum in Athens, which hosts most of the original sculptures (they are replaced on site with high quality replicas, for fear of further corrosion), the campaign has gained momentum. Supporters of the cause seem to think that the time has come for the Parthenon Marbles to return to Greece – and the ongoing crisis has only augmented the voices of support, as this is regarded as something that would boost the economy. 3 Other artefacts Nothing in this Act shall be interpreted as applying to any artefact forming part of a collection within a national museum or gallery other than the artefacts mention in section 1. 4 Short title and commencement (1)This Act may be cited as the Parthenon Sculptures (Return to Greece) Act 2016. (2)This Act comes into force on the day after the day on which it receives Royal Assent.last_img read more

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Les conséquences dramatiques de lobésité sur les organes internes en images

first_imgLes conséquences dramatiques de l’obésité sur les organes internes, en imagesGrande-Bretagne – Grâce à la méthode de l’IRM (Imagerie par résonance magnétique), des scientifiques ont mis en évidence les conséquences du surpoids au niveau des organes internes.Les deux images issues d’examens par IRM montrent deux femmes, l’une mince pesant à peu près 50 kilos, l’autre obèse pesant environ 107 kilos. On y constate aisément les conséquences néfastes de l’obésité sur les os, les muscles et surtout, les organes internes. Les muscles apparaissent en rouge, les os en blanc, les organes en noir et la graisse en jaune, y compris celle entourant les organes. À lire aussiL’IRM : à quoi ça sert, comment se passe un examen et quels sont les risques ?Le professeur Jimmy Bell de l’Imperial College de Londres, l’un des scientifiques ayant mis au point ce procédé, explique que la graisse, en plus d’entraîner de graves problèmes cardiovasculaires, s’introduit dans toutes les parties du corps. Elle peut provoquer des maux de tête et des douleurs à la nuque à cause de la pression qu’elle exerce sur les nerfs. Ainsi, selon une étude américaine ayant porté sur 143.000 personnes, les obèses sont très sujets à ce type de douleurs.D’autres effets ont été cités par le scientifique, notamment des problèmes d’arthrose, de rhumatismes (notamment au niveau des chevilles) ou de varices.Pour voir les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/ob%e9sit%e9/les-consequences-du-surpoids-sur-les-organes-internes_art7142.htmlLe 2 mai 2010 à 13:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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IVG une femme sur deux se dit mal informée

first_imgIVG : une femme sur deux se dit mal informéeD’après un récent sondage mené par Opinion Way à l’occasion du forum “Comment protéger le droit à l’IVG en 2011”, une femme sur deux s’estime mal informée concernant l’IVG (Interruption volontaire de grossesse) tandis que 74% des sondées pensent que l’intervention chirurgicale est le premier moyen de mettre fin à une grossesse de façon volontaire, occultant alors l’IVG par voie médicamenteuse.Il y a quelques jours, la sonnette d’alarme était tirée concernant le nombre d’IVG pratiquées sur les adolescentes, en augmentation importante depuis plusieurs années (voir notre article). La faute au manque d’information et d’éducation sur le sujet expliquait le Pr Israël Nisand qui confiait alors la méconnaissance des adolescents sur le sujet : “Ils s’imaginent que pendant le premier rapport on ne risque rien, que pendant les règles, on ne risque rien”.À lire aussiInfarctus : définition, signes et symptômes, causes, comment réagir face à un infarctus ?A présent, un sondage Opinion Way relate le rapport des femmes avec l’avortement, ainsi que la loi qui l’autorise. Ainsi, si 20% des femmes pensent que l’IVG par voie médicamenteuse est le principal moyen de mettre fin à une grossesse, 74% pensent qu’il s’agit de l’intervention chirurgicale. De plus, près de 9 femmes sur 10 estiment que la loi qui autorise les femmes à pratiquer librement l’IVG a contribué à l’amélioration de leur santé et à réduire les risques liés auparavant à l’avortement pratiqué de façon clandestine. Pour 82% des sondées, la légalisation de l’avortement a libéré les femmes. Mais les Françaises ne sous-estiment pas pour autant l’impact de l’IVG sur leur moral et leur corps : 92% des sondées considèrent l’avortement volontaire comme un événement traumatisant. En 2010, 227.00 IVG ont été pratiquées en France, un chiffre stable si l’on considère la population féminine dans son ensemble, mais qui est en réalité en très nette augmentation chez les mineures. Le Pr Nisand de son côté propose un libre accès à la contraception chez les adolescents, de façon anonyme et gratuite, ainsi qu’une meilleure information dans les écoles.Le 10 mars 2011 à 15:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Marcelo Its obvious Ronaldo is missed at Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid full-back Marcelo admits Cristiano Ronaldo is missed at the club after a difficult start to the seasonThe Portuguese superstar left Real in the summer for Juventus after a trophy and goal-laden nine years.While Ronaldo has since excelled in the Serie A, Real have struggled to adapt to life without their record goalscorer leading the attack.Los Blancos have already lost five of their opening 15 La Liga games this season and suffered their biggest ever European home defeat to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday at 3-0.Marcelo reckons it should come as no surprise to anyone that Real would miss the world’s greatest player, but added that the Spanish giants will always go strong regardless of who comes and goes.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“He is a player who as well as being my team-mate is my friend, as he is with Sergio [Ramos] and Luka [Modric],” Marcelo told Club del Deportista.“It’s obvious that when the best player in the world isn’t in your team you’re going to miss him.“But I don’t want to say that we don’t have the best players in the world in every position.“Any team would like to have Cristiano with them, but Madrid will continue to be Madrid despite players coming and going.”Real will host 19th-place side Rayo Vallecano today at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga with kick-off set for 18:30 (CET).last_img read more

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Uber to pay 20m to settle misleading earnings claim

first_imgTaxi and ride-sharing organisation Uber is to pay $20 million (£16,252,235) to settle a claim that it misled prospective drivers by exaggerating how much they could earn in certain cities.The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which brought the charges against Uber, allege that in order to attract new drivers, Uber exaggerated the yearly and hourly income drivers could earn in certain cities, and misled potential drivers about the terms of its vehicle financing options.The FTC contends that although Uber advertised an annual median income of more than $90,000 (£73,230.27) in New York and $74,000 (£60,211.55) in San Francisco on its website, less than 10% of drivers earned these amounts. The FTC claims that drivers’ actual annual median income in these cities was $61,000 (£49,633.85) and $53,000 (£43,124.49), respectively.The FTC alleges that Uber also advertised hourly earnings in job listings, including on Craigslist, that are higher than the typical driver earned.In addition, the FTC claims that drivers were misled about Uber’s Vehicle Solutions Programme, which advertised that drivers could own a car for $140 (£113.91) a week or lease a car for $119 (£96.83) a week. The FTC, however, found these figures to exceed $160 (£130.19) and $200 (£162.73) respectively, with drivers receiving a worse rate on average than they would typically obtain with their credit rating.Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle the FTC claim. The money will be used to refund affected drivers across the country. The stipulated order also prohibits Uber from misrepresenting drivers’ earnings and auto finance and lease terms.Jessica Rich, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the FTC, said: “Many consumers sign up to drive for Uber, but they shouldn’t be taken for a ride about their earnings potential or the cost of financing a car through Uber. This settlement will put millions of dollars back in Uber drivers’ pockets.”An spokesperson at Uber said: “We’re pleased to have reached an agreement with the FTC. We’ve made many improvements to the driver experience over the last year and will continue to focus on ensuring that Uber is the best option for anyone looking to earn money on their own schedule.”last_img read more

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Qatar cuts gas price for India waives Rs 12000 crore penalty

first_imgQatar on Thursday agreed to reduce the price of gas it exports to India on a long-term contract by nearly $6 billion as the global energy markets continue to witness a slump.The energy-rich country has also waived the Rs 12,000 crore penalty it had imposed on India for ‘short-lifting’ in 2015.Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL), India’s biggest gas importer, has signed a revised long-term contract with the Qatar-based RasGas. As per the revised formula, the price of imported gas will fall to $6-7 per million British thermal unit (Btu) as against $12-13 per mm Btu, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.The reworked formula will be applicable to annual Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) of 7.5 million tonnes to be imported by India from RasGas on a long-term contract ending in April 2028, Pradhan told PTI.”Media reports have cited that RasGas of Qatar and Petronet LNG are renegotiating contract for the long-term sourcing of LNG. The formula tweaking, if it happens, will bring down the price of long term LNG, which is currently 50% more expensive than spot LNG,” Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL, had said in November.According to the revised formula, the price of gas will now be calculated by taking into account a three month average of Brent crude oil prices, replacing the existing five-year average of a basket of crude imported by Japan.Currently, the three-month average of Brent crude price is about $44 a barrel compared to the five-year average of Japan Crude Cocktail that stood at $94 by the end of September.Pradhan said, “Qatar will also not seek Rs 12,000 crore from PLL for ‘under-lifting’ LNG from RasGas by 32%.”Gas stocks soared after the media reported that RasGas has agreed to revise its long-term contract with Petronet LNG.While the stock price of Petronet LNG ended 3% higher at Rs 254.85 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Gas Authority of India (GAIL) shares closed at Rs 375.40, up 2%.last_img read more

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How social media changes our grieving

first_img News • Photos of the Week Amanda Greene Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Three-year-old Crew Long has been gone a little more than a year and a half.But his mom still talks to him.Sometimes Mandy Long speaks to her son, who died on Sept. 18, 2017, through prayer or in her journal. Other times she posts notes to her son on her family’s Facebook group page, Crew’s Crew.“I think, for me, talking about Crew, saying his name, putting pictures out there and other people saying his name, I need that still,” she said, speaking from the Indiana home she shares with her two older boys and husband, Scott. “It does help me. It does feed my soul to know other people are still thinking about him.”The interweaving of social media into our daily lives is changing the way we mourn our dead.Grieving is no longer a private process, shared with just friends and family members during a wake or funeral. Today, we also reach out to our community of friends and family worldwide for solace on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter.We may even mourn people we’ve never met — celebrities we watched on television as kids or favorite rock stars whose music marked points in our lives. This was the case recently when former “90210” TV star Luke Perry died. His Facebook page quickly filled with hundreds of mournful tributes, many of them speaking directly to him.“The question at the time was why would you do that for a dead person?” said Glenn Sparks, who studies social media and mourning trends as a professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. “Once we become attached to celebrity characters, and when they die and have funerals, we can’t participate in the mourning events, and that’s why many people join — to feel connected. There’s a greater need to feel that we’re part of that larger community.”Changes to social media policies also mean that our dead remain with us longer, at least online.In 2014, Facebook changed its policies on the visibility of members’ accounts after their deaths, making it easier for friends and family to share memories for a longer period of time on that person’s page.On Instagram, members have founded accounts such as @Griefstagram or @Griefcast to publicly document mourning or speak about death as a natural process and not something to be ashamed of or hide.Kate George began @Griefstagram after her husband’s death at age 32. In an essay posted on Medium.com, George said the couple had shared most of the details of their life together online.A screenshot from Kate George’s @Griefstagram Instagram account.So posting about his death, even though it was difficult, seemed the right thing to do, she wrote.“I had been nervous about sharing the news of his death, and the cause, but the response to my post about Eric’s death was overwhelmingly beautiful and celebratory of his life,” she wrote.Memorialization and our initial visceral reactions to someone’s death are two types of traditional mourning practices that social media tends to amplify and digitize, according to Bonnie Stewart, an assistant professor of Online Pedagogy and Workplace Learning at the University of Windsor.“Many cultures traditionally had specific mourning markers that bereaved families wore for a period after a death or restricted certain activities for a given timeframe,” she said. “In the absence of those, people in our own culture often turn to social media to express the deep and complex feelings that anniversaries of death tend to provoke … as ways of bearing witness to those who have gone.”Annie McNally Anthony of North Carolina said social media can extend the grieving period, sometimes for years.“No one sends sympathy cards anymore, partially because of social media. I think we see more death now because it isn’t just in the local newspaper,” she wrote on Facebook. “We see everyone’s loss of relatives all over the country, not just the ones here.”When his friend Conrad died, North Carolina resident Jim Ware gained a sense of comfort from joining Conrad’s friends and family in posting memories, photos and music to a group page built in Conrad’s honor.“He had been on social media long before I did. Then all of a sudden he dropped off, and that’s how we found out he died,” Ware said.But for some, grieving in an open, public way is a privacy invasion. Texas resident David Caulkins said he left Facebook after the death of a high school friend. It was clear from posts about her that she had taken her own life. He was disturbed by people posting about how she died.“I felt like this was the wrong way to recognize her passing, and as a distanced ‘FB’ friend, I felt like a voyeur invading her friends’ mourning,” he said.Postmortem social media missives bothered Tommy Culver of Tennessee so much that he has a social media plan in place in the event of his death.“I have given the passwords to my social media accounts to a couple trusted friends. If I haven’t already deleted all social media pages before I die, they have been instructed to delete them before my corpse is cold,” he wrote in a Facebook message. “There’s little I’ve seen more ridiculous than people posting on a dead person’s Facebook.”JoAnn Norteman Daley disagrees.She was grateful for the support of memories that family and friends shared after her mother’s passing.“I received such encouragement and an outpouring of love from people in my circle when I posted pictures and memories of her,” Daley said. “I wish I had not deleted her page so soon after her death. I think I would still ‘communicate’ with her in some way if I had known to turn it into a memorial page.”Despite some concerns, Stewart believes sharing about death online is a positive thing.Social media, she said, has “brought conversations about grief — about how common some types of loss, like miscarriage, can be or how long grief can stay with a person after a loved one’s death — out into the open in ways we can all learn from positively if we choose to pay attention.” Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Tags@Griefcast @Griefstagram Facebook Grieving online homepage featured Mourning online Twitter,You may also like Share This! 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Three BlackOwned Eateries Featured in Metro Washington Restaurant Week

first_imgThree Black-owned restaurants — Kith/Kin, Etete and The Park At Fourteenth — are serving up plenty of treats for the winter edition of Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which ends Jan. 28.Kith and Kin Family StyleDuring restaurant week, participating eateries offer prix fixe (fixed price) menus for at least one meal. Brunch and lunch each cost $22 while a three-course dinner will cost $35.The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington organizes the annual feast that has drawn 250 eateries from across the DMV, according to its website. A year after the closure of Shaw Bijou, former “Top Chef” contestant Kwame Onwuachi has moved on as executive chef of Kith/Kin, a new restaurant at The Wharf in the InterContinental Washington D.C. hotel.Chef Kwame prepares a tasty dish.The modern Afro-Caribbean restaurant pulls from Onwuachi’s Nigerian, Jamaican and American heritage, and for restaurant week, Kith/Kin offers a three-course lunch and dinner.Items from the lunch menu include oxtail cavatelli, salmon escovitch and chocolate rum cake. Dinner items include braised oxtails with jasmine rice, pigeon peas and oxtail jus tropical cream parfait and assorted sorbet. The children of Tiwaltengus “Etete” Shenegelene opened her namesake Ethiopian restaurant in Shaw 14 years ago and, since then, it has appearned on CNN, the Food Network, and other media outlets, according to the restaurant’s website. Shenegelene shares the kitchen with chef Christopher Roberson, who has worked at restaurants all over the District of Columbia. Etete’s prix fixe dinner menu gives vegetarians and carnivores plenty to choose from. Offerings include roasted pickled beets, sweet chili wings, lamb stew, smoked vegetables and homemade sorbet. The Park in downtown D.C. specializes in American comfort food and offers a prix fixe dinner with three salads, eight entrees and four desserts to choose from. The selections include jerk chicken wings with macaroni and cheese, Atlantic salmon with cornbread, barbecued beef short ribs with cole slaw and mashed potatoes, bread pudding and crème brulee.last_img read more

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Neutron star field decay could impact what we know

first_img Explore further And the implications of field decay? Link points out that since most neutron star ages are estimated assuming that a star’s magnetic field is constant, field decay would change estimates of neutron star ages. “If field decay takes place over about a million years, as our analysis indicates, then what we thought was a 10 million year old star may only be 2 million years old. If we’re getting the ages wrong for some stars, our whole picture of neutron star evolution should be reconsidered.” Age determinations are not the only thing that could change in the face of magnetic field decay. “These large field neutron stars are different from other neutron stars,” Link says. “It could be that magnetic fields in ordinary, lower-field, neutron stars decay little or not at all, due to the way the field was established at the stars’ births. More research is needed to consider the possibilities.” “We’ve opened a new can of worms,” Link continues. “There’s a lot more to be understood about how neutron star thermal and magnetic evolution proceeds. I hope we’ve opened up new lines of discussion and new areas of research that will eventually further our understanding of neutron star cooling and composition.” You can learn more about Bennett Link’s work by visiting www.physics.montana.edu/people … ?id_PersonDetails=15 .Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Neutron star field decay could impact what we know (2007, February 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-02-neutron-star-field-impact.html Until now, explains Link, a professor of physics at Montana State University in Bozeman, all evidence indicated that neutron star magnetic fields last essentially forever, except in very strongly-magnetized stars — magnetars — which have magnetic fields in excess of 1014 G. Link and his colleagues, José Pons, Juan Miralles and Ulrich Geppert from the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Alacant in Alacant, Spain present the findings from their study of about 30 neutron stars in a Letter published in Physical Review Letters. Their observations, and the conclusions drawn from them can be found in “Evidence for Heating of Neutron Stars by Magnetic-Field Decay.” The major finding from the team’s work is that stars with fields in excess of about 1012 G show evidence for decay of their magnetic fields. Previously, such stars were assumed to have constant magnetic fields like stars with weaker fields. “Our work fills the gap between the lower-field stars and the magnetars,” Link says. As the energy of the field dissipates into space, the cooling of these more strongly magnetized stars is delayed. A neutron star is a super-dense stellar remnant created from a supernova explosion. More mass than is contained in the Sun is packed into an object 20 km across. One reason these objects are so interesting is because they contain matter denser than anything we can study on Earth. “You can only study the properties of dense matter to a certain point in the laboratory,” Link explains. “But if you could figure out what’s going on in a neutron star, then you could learn more about how some of the more exotic particles that you get in particle accelerator experiments, like pions, hyperons and quarks, interact.” “One way to approach this problem is to look at how neutron stars lose their residual heat as they age. What we have found could have profound impacts on our understanding of how neutron stars cool, how old they are and even what they are made of,” Link says. It appears that only about five percent of neutron stars, the most strongly magnetized, undergo significant field decay; this may be why previous studies, which considered the entire neutron star population, missed the effect. Link expects that expanding the study to more stars will support the work presented by him and his colleagues in Spain. However, he points out, “expanding the sample will have to await the next generation of x-ray observatories.” The trend of neutron star temperature (in kilo-electron volts) versus magnetic field strength for different strongly-magnetized neutron stars. The research group interprets the general increase of temperature with field strength as strong evidence that a star´s temperature is controlled by heat from the magnetic field after a certain age. The solid line shows a prediction assuming that cooling bysurface emission is balanced by heating from the magnetic field. The position of the line implies an average decay time of about one million years. The diamonds and stars represent magnetars. Red symbols indicate stars younger than about 104 years which have not yet had time to cool down onto the solid line. Vertical lines represent uncertainty ranges, vertical arrows denote upper limits, and horizontal arrows denote upper limits on the field. Credit: Bennett Linkcenter_img “[W]hat we have found could have profound impacts on what we know about how neutron stars evolve, how old they are and even what they are made of,” Bennett Link tells PhysOrg.com. 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. Russia launches space telescopelast_img read more

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