Winnipeg backs call for murdered missing inquiry

first_imgAPTN National NewsWinnipeg’s council added its voice Wednesday to the call for a national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women.The vote comes after what some have called a turning point this summer in Winnipeg. The murder of 15 year-old Tina Fontaine, whose body was found in the Red River, touched a nerve right across the country.APTN’s Dennis Ward has this story.last_img

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6 police killed as Tunisia waits for govt to quit

first_imgTUNIS- Six Tunisian police were killed in clashes with gunmen Wednesday, as the country waited for the government’s expected resignation and the launch of talks on ending months of political deadlock.Fighting erupted in the central Sidi Bouzid region, when members of the National Guard raided a house where the militants were holed up, a police source told AFP.In the ensuing firefight, six police were killed, a medical source and the official TAP news agency said, while two gunmen also died, according to state television. In the meantime, a keenly awaited speech in which Islamist premier Ali Larayedh was expected to announce his government’s intention to step down under the terms of a deal with the opposition was heavily delayed.And the hard-won national dialogue between Larayedh’s ruling Ennahda party and the opposition, which was the centrepiece of the plan for ending the crisis, had yet to begin by early evening, as anti-government protesters massed in the capital.“We hope that Larayedh will have enough courage to announce the resignation of his government within three weeks to save the country,” Hamma Hammami, a leader of the opposition Popular Front party, told AFP.Parliament speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar said on Tuesday evening that he expected Larayedh to announce his commitment to resign, paving the way for the launch of the dialogue with the opposition.“In principle, the government will announce its commitment to respecting the roadmap and its resignation within a few weeks,” Ben Jaafar said in a televised interview.Some 60 opposition MPs who have been boycotting parliament since the the July murder of opposition MP Mohamed Brahmi said they had received assurances the dialogue would begin with a “clear commitment” by Larayedh to quit.The prime minister has previously said he would step down only after a new constitution has been adopted, in line with the roadmap drawn up by mediators and agreed to earlier this month by his party.Mediators hope the long-awaited dialogue will mark a crucial step in the country’s democratic transition and avert the kind of turmoil that has rocked Egypt since a military coup ousted elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.Some 10,000 opposition protesters gathered on the capital’s Habib Bourguiba Avenue on Wednesday, waving Tunisian flags and shouting slogans such as: “Government of traitors, resign!”Mourning strikeThe deadly fighting in Sidi Bouzid highlighted opposition complaints of inadequate action by the Islamist-led government to rein in jihadist groups, who are blamed for the murder of Brahmi and another opposition MP in February.The powerful UGTT trade union confederation has called a strike in the central region on Thursday to mourn the slain members of the security forces.Last week, two policemen were killed in the Beja region west of the capital, and while the authorities said nine “terrorists” were killed in an operation to catch those responsible, the deadly violence has fuelled anti-government sentiment within the security forces.Dozens of police trade union activists drove Larayedh and President Moncef Marzouki away from a memorial service last Friday for the policemen killed in Beja.The defence ministry has admitted it lacks the resources to combat militant groups and has struggled to contain them.Wednesday’s planned dialogue comes exactly two years after Ennahda emerged as much the largest party in an election for a National Constituent Assembly, following the 2011 overthrow of veteran strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.The Islamist group was heavily repressed under the Ben Ali regime.  But since its triumph at the polls, the party has been weakened by accusations that it has not done enough to fix Tunisia’s ailing economy and improve living standards.After three months of political uncertainty and a false start to the national dialogue on October 5, the Tunisian press has grown increasingly critical of the ruling elite and sceptical of efforts to end the crisis.“A national dialogue starts on the day of a symbolic anniversary. But it has been compromised by the prevalence of suspicion, deceitful language and ambiguity,” Le Temps said in an editorial on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Morocco Absent from Paris Conference on ISIS

Rabat- Morocco will not take part in a conference scheduled to be held in Paris on Monday to devise a strategy to destroy the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS).The conference, which is being convened by French President, Francois Hollande, will be attended by 30 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, and Jordan.The conference comes four days after the Jeddah meeting attended by the six Gulf countries, as well as Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey in addition to the United States. Like other countries of the Maghreb, Morocco was not invited to participate in the Jeddah meeting. Following the meeting, the participating countries issued a communique in which they pledged to undertake the necessary “actions to combat terrorism, including stopping the flow of foreign fighters through neighboring countries, countering the financing of ISIS and other terrorist groups and repudiating jihadist ideology.”In addition, they agreed to “join in the many aspects of the coordinated military campaign against ISIS, as appropriate.”The Paris meeting will be followed by a Security Council meeting scheduled to be held on September 25 on the sidelines of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly. President Barack Obama will preside over the Security Council meeting as the head of the delegation from the member-state that holds the rotating presidency for September 2014, the United States.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

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Liberia capital weapons free for Tuesday inauguration – UN mission

The statement, released in Monrovia yesterday, said UNMIL Force Commander Lt. Gen. Daniel I. Opande made the remarks in a meeting on Saturday to discuss security arrangements for tomorrow’s inauguration of a National Transitional Government of Liberia.The statement said General Opande, “expressed gratitude to the Government of Liberia and to the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) for their cooperation in making Monrovia, Bushrod Island and Paynesville a weapons-free zone. He appealed to the parties to continue to cooperate in this endeavour and to ensure that displaced persons camps were also free of weapons.” Bushrod is considered part of Monrovia and Paynesville is a suburb. According to UNMIL, “The parties to the conflict agreed that there had been no significant violations of the ceasefire” since last Monday’s meeting of the joint monitoring committee made up of government officials and representatives of rebel groups. “General Opande informed the parties that UNMIL forces would continue to search for weapons in the areas identified,” the statement said. “Weapons collected are being held under lock and key in containers provided by UNMIL.” In New York, a UN spokesman said that Jacques Paul Klein, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General led a military parade through Monrovia and neighbouring suburbs to mark the eve of the inauguration. The march included peacekeepers from Bangladesh, Ghana and Nigeria.The spokesman also said that Charles Gyude Bryant, the chairman-elect of the National Transitional Government, was expected to arrive later today from Ghana. read more

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No change to interest rate Bank of Canada

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Bank of Canada has kept its overnight lending rate at one per cent, where it has been since September 2010.The central bank maintains tightening bias for future rate decisions and says the Canadian economy performed better than expected in the first quarter.MORE TO COME No change to interest rate: Bank of Canada by News Staff Posted May 29, 2013 8:08 am MDT

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UN report 55 million displaced by war in first half of 2014

Main destination countries for new asylum-seekers Who is hosting the world’s refugees? Refugee population under UNHCR’s mandate Where do the world’s refugees come from? The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in its new Mid-Year Trends 2014 Report showcases that of the 5.5 million who were newly displaced, 1.4 million fled across international borders becoming refugees, while the rest were displaced within their own countries also known as IDPs or internally displaced persons.That said, the new data brings the number of people being helped by UNHCR to 46.3 million as of mid-2014 – some 3.4 million more than at the end of 2013 and a new record high.“In 2014, we have seen the number of people under our care grow to unprecedented levels. As long as the international community continues to fail to find political solutions to existing conflicts and to prevent new ones from starting, we will continue to have to deal with the dramatic humanitarian consequences,” António Guterres, head of UNHCR, said in a statement. “The economic, social and human cost of caring for refugees and the internally displaced is being borne mostly by poor communities, those who are least able to afford it.” Mr. Guterres explained that enhanced international solidarity is a must to avoid the risk of more and more vulnerable people being left without proper support. IDPs protected/assisted by UNHCR Among the report’s main findings are that Syrians, for the first time, have become the largest refugee population under UNHCR’s mandate, overtaking Afghans, who had held that position for more than three decades. As of June 2014, the three million Syrian refugees now account for 23 per cent of all refugees being helped by UNHCR worldwide. Despite dropping to second place, the 2.7 million Afghan refugees worldwide remain the largest protracted refugee population under UNHCR care. Following that, the leading countries of origin of refugees are Somalia (1.1 million), Sudan (670,000), South Sudan (509,000), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (493,000), Myanmar (480,000) and Iraq (426,000).Pakistan, which hosts 1.6 million Afghan refugees, remains the biggest host country in absolute terms. Other countries with large refugee populations are Lebanon (1.1 million), Iran (982,000), Turkey (824,000), Jordan (737,000), Ethiopia (588,000), Kenya (537,000) and Chad (455,000).Relative to the sizes of their populations, Lebanon and Jordan host the largest number of refugees, while relative to the sizes of their economies the burdens carried by Ethiopia and Pakistan are greatest.Another major finding in the report is the shift in the regional distribution of refugee populations from Asia and the Pacific and now as a result of the crisis in Syria, the Middle East and North Africa.UNHCR’s Mid-Year Trends 2014 report is based on data from governments and the organization’s worldwide offices. It does not show total forced displacement globally. Those figures are presented in June each year in UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report, which as of end 2013 showed that 51.2 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide. read more

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Ohio States LaQuinton Ross hearing Thad Matta seeing the court

Hunched over the table at the front of the media room inside the Schottenstein Center Tuesday evening, LaQuinton Ross glanced at the box score resting beside the scarlet and gray microphone in front of him. The soft-spoken, often-reserved sophomore forward proceeded to whisper his thoughts about the statistics from the game Ohio State had just played to a pair of his teammates. “I didn’t get that many opportunities,” Ross muttered to Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft, who were sitting to his left, waiting to answer questions from the press. Most nights, Ross would likely have been talking about his playing time, or lack thereof. But that’s not what the lanky swingman was discussing with the Buckeyes’ junior leaders after OSU’s 58-49 defeat of Wisconsin. He was pointing out his four shot attempts. While Ross’ ability to make plays was limited, to an extent, by the Badgers’ defense, his playing time wasn’t. After receiving inconsistent minutes for most of the season, and having a relatively short leash from coach Thad Matta when he did enter a game, Ross was on the court Tuesday for numerous long stretches. The 20 minutes he played against Wisconsin tie a personal best in a Big Ten game this season. More so, Ross was on the floor for a 10-plus minute stretch in the first half – another career high – and received critical minutes in the waning moments of the close contest. Ross didn’t light up the box score, but he responded to an increase in playing time with one of his most efficient games of the season. Of the four shots he took, three sunk through the net. He made two 3-pointers – the most he’s made in a conference game this season – while adding two rebounds, an assist and a steal. “Tonight coach gave me the minutes so I had to step up,” Ross said. Nearly all of Ross’ plays came at significant junctures. His first 3-pointer gave OSU a two-point lead. His scooping layup at the eight-minute mark in the first half broke an 11-11 tie. His second three was part of a 15-0 run by OSU in the second half that all but won the Buckeyes the game. No. 11 OSU has been in search of a secondary offensive option to Thomas all season long. The Buckeyes (16-4, 6-2 Big Ten) probably still don’t have a concrete solution to that problem, but Ross proved he could be a possible answer against Wisconsin. “Him coming off the bench, hitting big shots, it’s another piece to the puzzle,” said Thomas, who led OSU with 25 points Tuesday. “It helps the team a lot by him coming in and producing the way he (did).” Ross wasn’t just a key factor on the offensive end, though. Matta has said Ross can be a defensive liability, which has kept him on the bench in other games. That wasn’t the case against Wisconsin. Late in the second half, Ross was guarding Ryan Evans. The Badger redshirt senior drove to the basket and had a look for a layup that would’ve cut OSU’s lead to two points. But Ross recovered, slapped the ball out of Evans’ hands and off the Wisconsin forward’s leg, forcing a turnover. Craft, a bulldog-type defender known in the college basketball world for his ability to get steals, was the first to congratulate Ross on the play. He sprinted over to Ross and slapped hands with the sophomore forward while yelling out, “That a boy!” “(I know) it’s not just about scoring. You have to do stuff on the other end. That’s what this team is known for,” Ross said. So, what’s the reason for an increase in key minutes, and performance, from the once highly coveted recruit from Mississippi? Ross and his coach agree Ross is hearing what his coach is preaching. “I think the biggest (area I’ve grown in) is listening,” said Ross, who was ineligible for the first month and a half of last season due to academics and only played 31 total minutes in Big Ten games in 2012. “Beginning of the year last year I was a little rebellious against stuff. I wasn’t playing so I was like, ‘You can’t tell me nothing.’” Ross said he has grown since last year and is continuing to evolve as a player on and off the court this season. “I see it was hurting me. Now, I’m taking it all in this year and doing what I have to do for my teammates,” Ross said. At 6-2 in the conference, OSU is very much in the race for a fourth-straight Big Ten regular season title. After facing Nebraska Saturday, the Buckeyes are set to travel to No. 1 Michigan Tuesday before facing No. 3 Indiana at home Feb. 10. That two-game stretch could determine whether the Buckeyes stay alive in the Big Ten hunt. Will Ross continue to receive big minutes in big-time moments? Matta said he doesn’t see why not. “It helps (his confidence) from the standpoint of being in there in critical junctions of the game. As he said, I don’t think I could have said it better than he said it, he’s listening (now),” Matta said. OSU is set to take on Nebraska (11-11, 2-7 Big Ten) Saturday at 7 p.m. read more

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The Suns Courtney Williams Is Playing An OldSchool Midrange Game — And

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller has an offensive philosophy built around making his players take the most efficient shot — typically chances around the rim or threes. The Sun, who face the Los Angeles Sparks in a best-of-five playoff semifinal matchup starting Tuesday, finished this season with the third-most efficient offense in the league after finishing atop the WNBA in 2018.Even so, Miller realized that it was a mistake to try to turn his energy ball of a combo guard, Courtney Williams, into a model of the efficiency revolution that has altered the league’s offensive topography. “When we first got her, we tried to have her drive it more,” Miller said. “But she’s so good at getting those, what we call tough twos, we have just let her be what she’s going to be.”In that way, Williams’s journey in Connecticut echoed the lessons she taught her college coach, Jose Fernandez of South Florida. “We told her, ‘Hey, get to the free-throw line more. You need to drive it more,’ Fernandez recalled. “But then, it was like … she just got where she got.”That’s the deceptive simplicity of Williams’s game. She lets it fly from the dreaded midrange more than anyone in the WNBA — a combined 249 attempts from 10 to 19 feet, including a league-high 145 from 15 to 19 feet out. Williams also led the league in attempts from 15 to 19 feet in 2018 and finished second in 2017 to Indiana Fever forward Candice Dupree.“I just do what I do,” Williams said. “I do what got me here. I feel like that midrange makes me stand out from other players.”The other team with a double-bye in the playoffs, the Washington Mystics, is led by Elena Delle Donne and her three- and rim-heavy 50-40-90 season. So it may seem quixotic that the Sun are trusting a 5-foot-8 volume shooter from a spot on the floor considered inefficient. But to this point, both her methods and her path are anything but haphazard.There’s an obvious WNBA comparison for what Williams is doing, and it’s one that she’s consciously tried to emulate: all-time great Cappie Pondexter.“Cappie is my favorite player because I see so much of myself in her,” Williams said. “Being our size, pull-ups, being a scorer, being able to score at all levels anywhere on the floor, tattoos, don’t really care what nobody got to say about us. That’s how we look.”The numbers reflect a close parallel between the two. Pondexter finished second in attempts from 15 to 19 feet in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and led the WNBA in 2013. Her teammates see Pondexter in Williams, too.“They’re really difficult to guard because they can score in all types of ways,” Sun point guard Jasmine Thomas said. “And they’re athletic. I think that’s the similarity that I see, that explosiveness, that confidence. I feel like most of us, we’ve got confidence, we didn’t get here by not being confident — but, it’s just like that swagger. Even if you miss four, five shots in a row, you know you got to make this sixth one.”All the long twos, incidentally, haven’t kept Connecticut from getting a disproportionate amount of its points from beyond the arc — 27.7 percent of them, good for third-best in the league in 2019, up slightly from last season’s 26.0 percent, which was fourth in the league. Instead, Thomas sees the Connecticut attack as improved by Williams’s ability to rise and fire from a spot that defenses might ignore.“There are shots to take that are hard shots to make consistently,” Thomas said. “And that is her game. If we can’t get layups, or if our three-ball isn’t falling down, we know that we can count on her to really take over a game and string together some shots. Even when you think she can’t get a shot off, she rises up over anybody and can shoot it.”That’s another aspect to her game that isn’t accidental. While her jump-shot form can seem like a cross between natural athleticism and an almost supernatural motion, it really comes from hundreds of hours in the South Florida gym, getting off shot attempts with then-assistant coach Wil Bateast.“He really just molded me,” Williams said. “He told me, ‘You just need to be great at one thing because when you get to that professional level, people are great at what they do. You need to be great at what you do.’”So the drills would commence, with Bateast — who Williams said is “6-5, maybe 6-6” — with a hand in her face. She had to make 10 in a row, or she had to run sprints, halfcourt and back, and start over.“Coming from the baseline and coming from halfcourt, coming from the sidelines,” Williams said. “Just anywhere on the court. You need to be able to get the shot off, it don’t matter where the defender is at. No matter how big, how tall, how small, how fast — you need to be able to get your shot off.”Williams continues to evolve as a player. This season, she posted an assist rate of 23.2 percent, the best of her career, along with a steal rate of 2.4 percent, good enough for 16th among 60 qualified WNBA guards. And she’s anything but a one-dimensional scorer, either, hitting 56.5 percent of her shots inside of 5 feet, more efficient than bigs like Crystal Langhorne of the Seattle Storm and Reshanda Gray of the New York Liberty. She’s also continued to improve her 3-point shooting, hitting 45.7 percent from beyond the arc this year.“There is still room for growth,” Miller said of Williams. “There are a lot of areas where she can continue to take that next step. And if she does that, she’s already one of the elite players in the league, [but] she truly has the potential to be a first-team All-WNBA-caliber player.”But Miller doesn’t intend to change that trajectory. He’s learned, just as Fernandez did before him and just as defenders all over the league have since: When she rises, Courtney Williams is going to do what she does. read more

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WCh 2019 PlayOff Iceland and Sweden grab tickets

← Previous Story Macedonians force Pascual to leave Romanian bench! Next Story → GERMANY 2024: Modern infrastructure, huge capacity and very beneficial for handball in Europe Two places more stayed undecided in the battle for the IHF Men’s World Championship 2019 in Germany and Denmark.Here are the results of EUROpean Play-Off:Switzerland – Norway 33:30 (first match – 26:32)Romania – Macedonia 26:25 (24:32)Hungary – Slovenia 22:26 (29:24)Sweden – Netherlands 26:20 (24:25)Austria – Belarus 31:26 (28:28)Iceland – Lithuania 34:30 (27:27)Thursday20.00 Montenegro – Croatia (19:32)22.00. Portugal – Serbia (21:28) WCh 2019 Play-Off handball

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GreekAustralian petition for Macedonia goes online

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A petition started by a group of Greek-Australians, calling for Australia to maintain the use of the term Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, goes online.The campaign began with the form, printed in Neos Kosmos, among other outlets, which people were urged to fill out and return to the Pammacedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria.Now the same petition is already online, featured on the Parliament of Australia website. Filed under petition number EN0525, and addressed to the Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives and Members of the House of Representatives, the petition statement reads as follows:Petition ReasonThe Citizens of Australia request that the House of Representatives of Australia retains the recognised name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as per the United Nations Agreement.Petition Request We request the House of Representatives respects the negotiations undertaken between Greece and FYROM and refrains from considering any action on this matter until negotiations are completed and formal agreements reached.Anyone wishing to add their signatures to this cause, should go to this page.last_img read more

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Ode to the Greek language in Australian Parliament VIDEO

first_img🇬🇷 🇬🇷 🇬🇷 In parliament this week I got to speak on a day close to my heart – International Greek Language Day – celebrated on 9 February. The date was picked as it was also the official date for the commemoration of the Greek national poet Dionysios Solomos, who wrote the Greek national anthem, titled Hymn to Liberty or Ymnos is tin Eleftherian .Together with ancient Latin texts and traditions from the Roman world, the study of Ancient Greek writings and society constitutes classical Western learning. The Greek language is also one of the EU’s official languages, with Greek being spoken by millions of people around the world: in Greece and in Cyprus but also in the diaspora in Australia and everywhere that Greeks have made their home. It was an honour to be joined by Her Excellency, Ekaterini Xagorari, the ambassador of Greece to Australia, and High Commissioner Her Excellency Martha Mavrommatis, who have done so much to encourage and to promote International Greek Language Day.Posted by Steve Georganas MP – Federal Member for Hindmarsh on Thursday, February 14, 2019 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram “The Greek language is the Queen of all languages.”These are the words that federal MP Steve Georganas used during his speech on the importance of the Greek language last Thursday, 14 February, in Australian Parliament.His speech was to commemorate International Greek Language Day (9 February) – a date picked to coincide with the official date for the commemoration of Greek national poet, Dionysios Solomos, who wrote the Greek National Anthem, also known as the Hymn to Liberty.“It gives me great pleasure today to rise and speak about International Greek Language Day. The main aim of this initiative is to celebrate the vital, fundamental role played by the Greek language in the shaping of Western civilisation throughout the centuries,” said the federal MP, who was joined in the chamber by Ms Ekaterini Xagorari, Ambassador of Greece to Australia and Ms Martha Mavrommati, High Commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus.During his speech Mr Georganas stated that the Greek language is one of the world’s oldest languages that has shaped and codified the first layer of vocabulary as well as the basic concepts of Western civilisation and that over the centuries its contribution to the world has been immense.“Greek, a language that is spoken by millions of people around the world is the foundation language of science and medicine with an astonishing 80 per cent of scientific terms being of Greek origin.“Greek words are found across the world in fields such as astronomy, mathematics, philosophy, medicine, logic, politics and religion as well as many more areas of the human endeavour. Democracy—what we practice here every single day—is a Greek word,” continued the MP, encouraging everyone, irrespective of their origin or cultural background, to learn and embrace the Greek language not only because of its beauty, its colourful strikingness and its virtues but mainly because it expresses a great culture overall.Mr Georganas made a special mention and personally thanked Ms Xagorari and Ms Mavrommati for their invaluable contribution in promoting the Greek language, followed by Deputy Speaker of the House, MP Maria Vamvakinou who welcomed both women in Greek.last_img read more

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Énergie sociale une application déconomie dénergie sur Facebook

first_imgÉnergie sociale : une application d’économie d’énergie sur Facebook Opower, Facebook et Natural Resources Defense Council se sont associés pour concevoir une application œuvrant en faveur de l’écologie, du respect de l’environnement et de la réduction de consommation d’électricité.Opower a développé avec Facebook et le groupe de défense de l’environnement Natural Resources Defense Council une application permettant de faire le point et de partager sa vision de la consommation d’énergie, avec ceux qui le souhaitent. À lire aussiMarketing, cornée et Facebook, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 23 marsL’application “énergie sociale” encourage la maîtrise de sa consommation énergétique à domicile. Ainsi les bonnes recettes pour réduire sa consommation d’électricité peuvent se partager grâce à une simple application pour smartphones. Cette application sera disponible en début d’année prochaine selon CNet. Adolf Ogi Kavazovic, vice-président de la section marketing d’Opower a dévoilé que l’application permettrait aussi d’échanger des conseils, de réaliser des classements… par ailleurs, cette application est conforme aux efforts consentis par les services publics. C’est en effet une manière efficace de propager la bonne parole et le respect de l’environnement. Cela peut permettre de sensibiliser les jeunes générations en associant nouvelles technologies et consommation d’énergie. Le 18 octobre 2011 à 19:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Snowbound Oregon Man Survives for Five Days on Taco Sauce Packets

first_imgTaylor stayed warm over the next four days by periodically starting his vehicle and used a few taco sauce packets he had as food.“Thank you everyone, I’m safe my Ally dog is safe,” Taylor posted on his Facebook page. “I really appreciate all the help.”In response to a friend’s comment, he said: “Taco bell fire sauce saves lives!”The Cascade Range in central Oregon has been hammered for more than a week by a series of intense snowstorms. Just last week, an Amtrak train traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles, via the Bay Area, with 183 passengers got stranded in the snowy mountains of Oregon for at least 36 hours.More on Geek.com:‘Ice Tsunami’ Prompts Evacuation Along Lake ErieWatch: Crack in Frozen Wisconsin Lake Swallows Pickup Truck WholeSnow Has Fallen in a Hawaii State Park for Perhaps the First Time Ever A man stranded for five days with his dog after their car got stuck in the snow in central Oregon survived by eating Taco Bell sauce packets and starting his car’s engine periodically for warmth, officials said.A snowmobiler found Jeremy Taylor, 36, and his dog, Ally, on Friday on a Forest Service road near Wake Butte. A search and rescue team member on a large snow tractor brought them out of the woods, the Deschutes Sheriff’s Office said in a post on Facebook.“Jeremy and Ally were found to be in good condition but hungry after being stuck in the snow for five days,” Sgt. William Bailey said.Taylor told investigators he got stuck in the snow on Sunday, Feb. 28. He awoke Monday to even more snow and was unable to get his vehicle unstuck. Taylor said he attempted to walk out, but the deep snow made it very difficult and he and Ally returned to his vehicle. Mini Satellite View of Hurricane Dorian Shows Intense Storm ActivityWild Horses of NC to Ride Out Hurricane With ‘Butts to the Wind’ center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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VIET launches skill development centre

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Skill development centre was launched at Visakha Institute of Engineering and Technology (VIET) here on Thursday. College Chairman G Satyanarayana was chief guest and he lit lamp and inaugurated the centre. He appealed to students to avail the opportunity and harness their skills. Principal Y Prasanna Kumar advised students to update themselves to cope up with the competitive world. ACD MD S Rama Raju was the resource person and explained how students could improve their technical skills. V Tech Principal Dr M Murali Krishna and VCAP B Ramateertham were guests of honour. Nodal officer Purna Chandra, heads of various departments, faculty and staff were present.last_img

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Tyangra stabbing case One local miscreant held

first_imgKolkata: Police have arrested a person for allegedly having a connection with the incident of stabbing one Tarak Mondal, alias Khatal Tarak, at Tyangra on Monday morning.Sources informed that the person arrested identified as Bulu Maity is a local and was present there when Mondal was attacked. Mondal was called by Maity and others when he was home. When he answered from inside, some of them dragged him out of his house and an altercation took place between them. All of a sudden, Maity and others started beating up Mondal. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThough Maity refused to admit that he was present there at that point of time, the sleuths have found clues which proved that Maity was. Later, they dragged Mondal to a distance and stabbed him multiple times and fled. Mondal’s family alleged that all the accused persons were locals and identified them as well. It is suspected that Mondal might have known something about the miscreants that seemed to have to put them in a dangerous position. To suppress the fact, Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedthey killed Mondal. The sleuths are trying to know about other accused by interrogating Maity. The installed CCTVs are being checked and mobile phone tower location is being monitored to trace them. Police have also found that the accused persons have criminal history. Several complaints are being found against them. Locals alleged that recently Mondal gained popularity in the area for which the accused were not happy. Locals assume that to dominate the locality accused persons killed Mondal to make their way clear.last_img read more

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Bengali actor Swarup Dutta passes away at 78

first_imgKolkata: Noted Bengali actor Swarup Dutta died in a city hospital on Wednesday morning.He was 78 years old and is survived by his wife and actor son Sharon. He was suffering from age-related ailments. Condoling Dutta’s death Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: “Saddened by the death of Swarup Dutta who died in the city on Wednesday. He was 78 years old. He had acted in Bengali and Hindi films for three decades. His acting in Aaapanjan directed by Tapan Sinha in 1968 left a deep impact on the audience. His death will create an irreparable loss in Bengali film industry. My condolences to his relatives and admirers.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDutta came in contact with Utpal Dutta during his school days. Inspired by him he acted in his troupe. His first break came in Tapan Sinha’s Aaapanjan (1968). The film was set against the political turmoil in Bengal in the 1960s.His co-actors in the film were Samjit Bhanja, Chaya Devi, Sumita Sanyal and Bhanu Bandyopadhyay. Based on Aapanjan , Gulzar directed his first film Mere Apne in 1971 starring Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha and Meena Kumari. He will be remembered for his roles in Sagina Mahato. Sagina Mahato was directed by Tapan Sinha starring Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Sumita Sanyal and Bhanu Bandyopadhyay. The story was based on a labour movement in the tea gardens in 1942-43. Dutta had acted in popular Bengali films like Harmonium, Pita Putra and Maa o Meye.last_img read more

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Get The Complete iOS 11 Developer Course iOS Mastery Bundle Create Apps

first_img Share Tweet Submit If you have a passion for coding and you want to learn to code for iOS then The Complete iOS 11 Developer Course + iOS Mastery Bundle is going to be your best friend. It will start from ground zero and create a base that is essential for you to work with iOS and its apps. Even if you haven’t written a code in your life, this course will have your back. The Complete iOS 11 Developer Course + iOS Mastery Bundle contains 5 courses.Introduction to SpriteKit: Build Practical GamesThis is the first course in the bundle and with it you will get: Access 51 lectures and 10.5 hours of content 24/7Learn how to navigate SpriteKit’s interface Put games you’ve built in SpriteKit in the App Store Add code to your game’s objects in Xcode Apply what you’ve learned to further experiment in SpriteKit or any other game development frameworkUltimate tvOS Guide for Beginners: Learn to Code In Swift 3This is the second course in The Complete iOS 11 Developer Course + iOS Mastery Bundle and you will get:Access 18 lectures and 9 hours of content 24/7Build three tvOS apps from scratchLearn the core tools for programming for iOS and macOSWatchOS Beginner Crash Course: Learn to Code In Swift 3This is the third course in the bundle and you will be able to:Access 25 lectures and 13 hours of content 24/7Cover key Xcode topics like labels, dates, timers, switches, sliders, pickers, tables, context menus and moreAdd images and movies into your Apple Watch appsEnable notificationsLearn the core tools for programming for iOS and macOSThe Complete iOS 10 Developer CourseThis is the fourth course and with this course you will get:Master iOS 10 development with 102 hours of contentLearn the basics of coding in Swift and building apps in iOS 10Work with iOS 10’s new facial recognition capabilityUse SiriKit to build apps that function better with SiriOptimize iOS 10’s significantly improved artificial intelligenceBuild games with SpriteKit GamesDevelop apps for TVOS, iPad, iPhone and Apple WatchThe Amazing iOS 11 CourseThe last course in The Complete iOS 11 Developer Course + iOS Mastery Bundle will give you:Access 100 hours of content 24/7Learn how to code in Swift 4.0Design apps from scratch in XcodeBuild apps quickly from start to finishBecome an app developerSo what are you waiting for? Get The Complete iOS 11 Developer Course + iOS Mastery Bundle on this site before the deal expires.last_img read more

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Increased Radiation Offers No Survival Benefit for Lowrisk Prostate Cancer

first_imgFeature | Radiation Oncology | July 17, 2015 Increased Radiation Offers No Survival Benefit for Low-risk Prostate Cancer Study suggests lowering dose could maintain survival rates while reducing radiation side effects Related Content 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 | 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 July 17, 2015 – Increased radiation dose is associated with higher survival rates in men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancer, but not those at low risk, according to a new study from Penn Medicine Already-high survival rates for men with low-risk prostate cancer were unaffected by higher radiation dosages compared to lower radiation dosages, according to the study published in JAMA Oncology.In 2014, low-risk prostate cancer was the most common type of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States, affecting about 150,000 patients, many of whom undergo aggressive treatment – either complete removal of the prostate or radiation.”Our study raises the provocative question of whether radiation dose reduction for patients with low-risk prostate cancer could achieve similar cure rates while avoiding the increased risk of side effects associated with higher radiation doses,” said the study’s lead author, Anusha Kalbasi, M.D., a resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.Doctors divide localized prostate cancer (prostate cancer that is only in the prostate gland and which has not spread outside of the prostate) into three risk groups. Low-risk prostate cancers are unlikely to grow or spread for many years. Medium-risk cancers are unlikely to grow or spread for a few years. High-risk cancers may grow or spread within a few years. Three criteria are generally used for classifying prostate cancer risk: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, Gleason score, and T stage. PSA is a protein produced by both normal and cancerous prostate cells; a high level of PSA can be a sign of cancer. The Gleason score is a qualitative assessment of any cancer cells that may be present. T stage refers to the size and extension of tumors.Radiation therapy is associated with side effects and those side effects have been shown to increase with radiation dose, said Kalbasi. For patients undergoing prostate radiation, side effects include, fatigue, urinary frequency and urgency, changes in bowel habits, and erectile dysfunction.Using data from a National Cancer Database, the study employed specialized analytic methods to compare the survival rates of 42,481 men in the absence of a randomized clinical trial. Some men received a standard dose of radiation while others received higher dose radiation. For men with medium- and high-risk forms of prostate cancer, the study found that for every incremental increase in radiation dose, there was a 7.8 percent and 6.3 percent reduction in the rate of death from any cause. For men with low-risk cancer, no differences in survival were found whether they received the standard dosage of radiation or a higher dosage.The study is the first to link increased radiation dose with higher survival rates. Previous studies have linked increased radiation dose with two key measures: steady prostate-specific antigen (PSA) scores and the absence of re-growth in tumors of the prostate following successful radiation.The Penn-led team examined men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer between 2004 and 2006 and followed through 2012. In 2004, 56 percent of these men received higher dosages of radiation. Today, the figure is approximately 90 percent.Kalbasi and his colleagues found that in the low-risk group, seven-year adjusted survival rates were 86 percent for both standard-dose and higher-dose patients. In the medium-risk group, seven-year adjusted survival rates were 82 percent and 78 percent for higher-dose and standard-dose patients, respectively. In the high-risk group, seven-year adjusted survival rates were 74 percent and 69 percent for higher-dose and standard-dose patients respectively.”Our findings show that the dose of radiation should be personalized to the specific characteristics of the prostate tumor,” said Justin Bekelman, M.D., an associate professor of radiation oncology at Penn, and the study’s senior author. “For some patients, personalized treatment will lower the chances of toxicity while maintaining similar survival rates; for other patients, personalized treatment will mean escalating radiation dose to achieve the highest survival while protecting normal tissues, like the bladder and rectum.”For more information: www.med.upenn.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). 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Ayia Napa tells louts theyre not welcome

first_imgAyia Napa Mayor Yiannis Karousos has written a letter to media and tour operators abroad saying ‘low-quality’ tourists such as ‘lads-style’ holidaymakers were undesirable at the popular resort.The letter was published in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper under the headline ‘Boozy lads no longer welcome in Ayia Napa, mayor warns’ because he wants to make Ayia Napa into “the most cosmopolitan tourist resort of the Mediterranean”.Karousos said that after discussions with other interested parties it was time to end the “low quality youth” market because it only counted for around 8 per cent of arrivals to the resort and he did not want the other 90 per cent to be put off by loutish behaviour.Ayia Napa has had a rocky path to tourism success over the years from being popular with Cypriot youth back in the eighties to a noisy and troubled clubbing attraction in the nineties, a lull over the following decade and a resurgence in recent years as a party destination, and all of the headaches that brings in terms of law enforcement and reputation.“We shall not allow a small number of our visitors to turn away the remaining 90 per cent, with their negative actions and behaviours,” said Karousos in his letter.“We would therefore like to make it public that such inappropriate behaviour from certain clientele (low quality youth market) and all their related business partners (tour operators, nightlife event organisers, etc.) are not welcomed in Ayia Napa [sic].”Karousos said a new CCTV system would also be installed across the town to prevent and punish “illegal behaviour”.According to the Telegraph, quoting the mayor, Karousos said the resort had welcomed vast investment in new hotels and apartments but more was needed to rid a style of tourism “not in line with our future strategy and our vision”. It mentioned the new €220m marina is set to open next year.Karousos referred to the ‘organised youth’ who misbehave, do not respect the laws of Cyprus, “and with their actions creates negative publicity and actually do damage [to] the reputation of the brand name Ayia Napa”.The Telegraph said that some resorts in Spain were taking similar actions. Last December Tom Smedley, managing director of Compare-Travel.eu, which counts ladsholiday.com among its portfolio, told Telegraph Travel that the days of the lads holiday were numbered.“Society’s changing, drinking culture is changing. Early on the drinking was the main part of the holiday, now it is a part of it. It’s reflective of the UK: increasing sophistication of society is driving it. “People want to go to nice hotels, like they want to go to cocktail bars on a Saturday night in the UK.”Ladsholiday.com, site for boozy male holidays, describes Ayia Napa thus: “If you and your mates want a lads holiday destination that is a cut above many other resorts, then Ayia Napa on the island of Cyprus‚ has been giving groups of lads exactly what they want for the last few years.”It says with a massive number of clubs backed up by some top-class bars and pubs, and combined with some postcard-quality beaches where you can chill out in the day, “Ayia Napa is a lads holiday destination that ticks all the boxes”.“Ayia Napa used to be a tiny, peaceful, fishing village. Not any more – Cyprus has embraced club culture and the island now actively encourages groups to come here and party hard in what is always a destination with a good, friendly vibe, and lots of like-minded lads and classy ladies,” it adds.But not for Karousos. He said his vision for the resort is more in line with the island’s national tourism strategy.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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