first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador aims to shape up physically and fiscally with a throne speech that opposition critics swiftly dismissed as a “stay-the-course” political shrug.The province eclipses others across Canada for health care spending as it faces higher than average chronic disease indicators, mounting debt and an aging population.The throne speech read Tuesday by Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan charts a course for almost the next two years until the next provincial election in 2019. It includes a new modernized public health act to lower obesity rates and medical expenses.It also commits to better supports for victims of family violence, Indigenous reconciliation and efforts to attract and retain immigrants.But the speech puts any big spending plans into dismal financial context.“Quite simply, we must continue to do better with less and build on the work that we have undertaken over the past two years,” Fagan read.“The challenges are real and we must make every fiscal decision by balancing the provision of critical programs, services and infrastructure that our residents need and deserve with the requirement to eliminate our deficits, return to surplus and pay down our debt.”The province of about 529,000 people is now expecting a deficit of $852-million this fiscal year, up from $778-million predicted in last April’s budget. A fall fiscal update indicated net debt is approaching a historic high of almost $14.7 billion.The next budget is March 27.Finance Minister Tom Osborne has said the increased shortfall is largely due to lower offshore oil royalties. By last fall they had dropped $147-million from budget projections thanks to deflated prices and higher exchange rates. Recently higher values for Brent crude oil are expected to slightly brighten a bleak fiscal outlook.The throne speech also cites new efforts to build the economy and curb population decline.It says the provincial immigration nominee program will launch new international entrepreneur and international graduate entrepreneur categories to attract newcomers.“Increasing the province’s population through immigration not only benefits us economically, but also strengthens us socially and culturally,” Fagan read.The speech also says the governing Liberals will review the province’s environmental assessment process to offer certainty for industry while also protecting the environment.The province wants to accelerate offshore oil production to fill what it says will be ongoing demand for fossil fuels as the renewable energy sector grows.Opposition Leader Paul Davis, the former Progressive Conservative premier, said high taxes since the Liberals took power in 2015 are killing economic prospects as younger families leave.“The most significant story in our province right now is a story of loss,” he said in the legislature. “We’ve lost hope that there’s a plan for better things to come.”Interim NDP Leader Lorraine Michael called it a disappointing “stay-the-course” speech. She especially seized on the notion that Newfoundland and Labrador must continue to do better with less.“I just find that, Mr. Speaker, such a weak, defeatist attitude,” she said.“What is the plan we can work on together to build our economy — an economy that’s not there just to make money for business, but an economy that’s there to take care of our people?”Premier Dwight Ball lashed back, accusing his rivals of exaggerated “doom and gloom.”Ball said the Tory government mismanaged the province’s sudden wealth from an offshore oil boom that lasted most of a decade before prices slid in 2014, leaving its finances in shambles. Expenses still haven’t been brought in line with lower revenues, however.A Conference Board of Canada economist recently described overspending in the province as “a ticking time bomb.”Follow @suebailey on Twitter.last_img read more

WASHINGTON — Scorched by a dragon, overrun by enemy soldiers and its buildings reduced to rubble, King’s Landing, the capital city in “Game of Thrones,” seems destroyed for good. But history suggests that the city could rise again.Despite the horrifying death and destruction, with enough time, King’s Landing could even reclaim its glory as the wealthy hub of Westeros.It’s hard to imagine a bright future when a city is in flames and ash is falling like snow. But that’s been the historical pattern. Cities typically grow in places where it makes sense for large numbers of people to congregate — near a river or in a valley — and even harsh wartime attacks don’t change that.That has helped cities, like Dresden, Germany after its World War II firebombing and San Francisco after its 1906 earthquake, bounce back.In the AP’s weekly “Wealth of Westeros ” series, we’re delving into the latest plot twists and analyzing the economic and business forces driving the last season of “Game of Thrones.” This week, the devastation wrought by Daenerys made us wonder how other cities that have suffered widespread destruction have fared.Most have rebounded, though it can take years for a full recovery.Plenty have actually suffered worse fates than King’s Landing, where the dragon attack appeared to end after a few hours of hellish suffering. Following the massive earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906, fires burned for four days. And the controversial firebombing of Dresden occurred over three days.In San Francisco, the earthquake and fires killed roughly 3,000 people. More than half the city’s population of 400,000 was left homeless. Some city residents still lived in tent cities two years later. Eighty per cent of the city was destroyed, with property damage reaching $11.2 billion in today’s dollars.But rebuilding was largely complete less than a decade later, when the city hosted the 1915 World’s Fair. San Francisco is now the 6th largest metro area economy in the United States with the second-most expensive housing market (after nearby San Jose).Yet the disaster still had long-term economic consequences. According to a study published last month, population growth remained lower in the areas hardest-hit by the earthquake, compared with nearby places that weren’t as affected, well into the late 20th century.That makes sense: Some people don’t want to live near an earthquake zone. For that reason, other research has found that major natural disasters can have longer-lasting economic impacts than wartime damage. That study by Leah Boustan, an economist at Princeton University, and several other economists found that severe natural disasters spur significant migration away from a city, lowering its housing prices and increasing poverty.Wars typically have more temporary impacts. Recent economic research , also led by Boustan, has found that the sons of Southern white slave owner families rebounded quickly after the Civil War, despite a significant hit to their wealth from the end of slavery. By 1880, their incomes had recovered and in some cases surpassed similarly wealthy families that didn’t own slaves.This was true even in parts of the South where Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman engaged in a Daenerys-like destructive march through Georgia.Dresden, Germany is particularly relevant example. The city was subjected to a terrible firebombing in World War II by the U.S. and British air forces that killed as many as 25,000 people.Like Dany’s scorching of King’s Landing, the attack was controversial among U.S. and British leaders at the time and has grown even more so since the war. Historians have questioned the military value of Dresden, which was mostly known as a cultural centre.Many historians argue that — like Dany’s destruction of King’s Landing — one goal of the attack was simply to spread fear, including to a potential future enemy, the Soviet Union.Dresden was also rebuilt, though more slowly than San Francisco. The city is now a vibrant centre of culture and business that receives 2 million tourist visits a year. It is also a centre of Germany’s high-tech economy and calls itself “Silicon Saxony,” after the German state where it is located.Perhaps this is all part of Dany’s calculations. She has said she doesn’t want to be “Queen of the ashes,” and with some luck, in a few years she may not be. That is, if she even makes it to the Iron Throne.___Follow Christopher Rugaber on Twitter at Paul Wiseman on Twitter at Josh Boak on Twitter at more Wealth of Westeros: Rugaber, Paul Wiseman And Josh Boak, The Associated Press read more

14 May 2010The United Nations agency tasked with preserving the world’s cultural heritage will on Saturday open the doors of its Paris headquarters to the public for guided tours of its rich collection of masterpieces and artistic works. This is the second time the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is taking part in the “European Night of Museums.” The event offers unique presentations of the culturally diverse museum collections around Europe, and coincides with the agency’s International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures.It is also linked with the “International Museum Day” declared by the International Council of Museums and celebrated on 18 May every year since 1977. The event will start at 8 p.m. and last until midnight.UNESCO has an impressive and diverse collection of 600 works of art by masters such as Picasso, Miro, Arp, Appel, Afro, Matta, Calder, Chillida, Giacometti, Moore, Tamayo, Soto, Vasarely, Cruz-Diez and many others.The collection has grown continually over the years thanks to the generosity of UN Member States committed to enriching and embellishing UNESCO’s headquarters. The agency boasts the largest artistic heritage within the UN system.Meanwhile, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will be paying an official visit to China from 17 to 22 May, during which she will meet with senior Government officials in the capital, Beijing, and take part in the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.Speaking ahead of her first visit to the country as head of UNESCO, Ms. Bokova paid tribute to China’s ancient culture and praised its “exemplary dynamism and creativity.” read more

MEXICO CITY — Canada and Mexico are prepared to engage the United States on one of its most contentious demands for NAFTA, in an early indication that proposals currently deemed non-starters could, in theory, be redesigned into something all three countries can live with.It involves a U.S. idea deemed so hideous by the other parties that they refused to even look at it in the previous negotiating round. But with a significant facelift, the other countries say, the U.S. proposal could be turned into something a little more palatable, or at least worthy of discussion.That controversial U.S. idea: a five-year sunset clause.Also referred to as a termination clause, the proposal would end NAFTA after five years unless all three countries agree to extend it. Proposed by the Trump administration at the last negotiating round, the demand was derided by the other countries, business groups, and American lawmakers as a recipe for permanent uncertainty, contrary to the spirit of a trade agreement that is supposed to provide investor confidence.But as the latest round of talks kicks off in Mexico City, the other countries are revealing a willingness to discuss modifying the idea. They say the termination clause could be turned into a review clause, meaning the agreement would still undergo assessments at regular intervals — without creating a climate of constant uncertainty, in which the deal could be cancelled by default.The Mexican government has publicly and explicitly acknowledged its willingness to discuss this revised version. Now Canadian officials are saying similar things privately.“We are going with a counter-proposal: Let’s put more force into evaluations, but let’s not establish an automatic phase-out mechanism,” Mexico’s economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, said this week. “Let’s establish a commitment that every five years we will evaluate what is happening, an analysis, what effects the agreement is having. And based on those results, each country can decide what to do in the future.”That’s compatible with the Canadian position.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland have frequently spoken about the value of reviewing trade agreements, but have not publicly discussed the idea of embedding such a practice in a formal clause of NAFTA.Yet one Canadian official speaking on the condition that he not be identified opened the door on Thursday to discussing the idea.He said the notion of periodic NAFTA performance reviews is not new in trade agreements, nor is it something Canada would be unhappy to discuss should other countries wish to.But he said the original proposal of a so-called sunset clause remains out of bounds. He said it would make for permanent uncertainty, and is unnecessary as NAFTA already has a six-month termination clause that can be invoked at any time by an unhappy signatory.The apparent willingness to engage comes after an acrimonious round in Washington last month, where countries swatted aside each other’s major demands. At the end of the round, all three lead NAFTA ministers publicly scolded each other’s attitudes from the news conference stage.Those politicians, Freeland, Robert Lighthizer, and Guajardo, have announced they will not attend the current round. There are also reports they might miss the next round too, as the politicians retreat from the foreground to give negotiators space to work without all the discord in public view.This hint of willingness to compromise on a review-type clause raises the possibility that there might be some softer stances as the talks approach their hoped-for finish date of next March.That being said, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. business community remain unnerved by some American proposals and wonder what the Trump administration actually wants. Speculation is rife in all three capitals about whether the White House wants a deal, or whether it is attempting to sabotage the talks and set the stage for the announcement of a U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA.More than six-dozen U.S. lawmakers wrote to Trump’s trade czar this week expressing concern about the handling of the NAFTA file.A trade consultant attending this week’s talks says this idea of a regular assessment could be a worthwhile discussion point, as long as it doesn’t come with a termination-by-default portion.He said regular reviews would not be so revolutionary. He pointed out that the current agreement’s Chapter 20 establishes a NAFTA Commission and gives it the power to consider new matters that might affect the operation of the agreement.“It is in fact rather normal to have periodic reviews to determine if the deal is working and can work better. It is not normally tied to killing the deal,” said Peter Clark, an Ottawa consultant.Laura Dawson of Washington’s Wilson Center agreed that some watered-down version of the initial U.S. demand might work.She said it might resemble the World Trade Organization’s policy-review mechanism, which requires all members to conduct a self-assessment and assessment by a panel of others every two, four or six years, although the WTO version doesn’t require countries to act in response to findings.“The review mechanism is probably reasonable,” Dawson said. read more

The Government today insisted that the debt equity transfer on the Chinese loans for Sri Lanka will be implemented in accordance with the discussions Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had in Beijing with the President of the Peoples Republic of China Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang in April.The Government information department said that in accordance with the discussion, in the first instance the Chinese Government will promote Chinese firms interested in entering to Private-Public Partnership with Sri Lanka Government in regard to the specified project. “Following these discussions, on Friday 29 th July 2016, a meeting was held in Hambantota by the two Ministers with the Chinese Ambassador and interested Chinese firms on the proposals for Mattala Airport, Hambantota Port, Tourism Zone, a Petroleum Refinery, a dockyard, a LNG Power Plant and Industrial Parks. These will come under the Public Private Partnership between Sri Lanka Government Agencies and Chinese Investors. Furthermore, the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade is discussing other investment proposals in regard to Hambantota with foreign investors of other nationalities. This includes a second Petroleum Refinery,” the Government said in a statement. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM) has instructed Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade and Minister of Special Assignments to discuss the required modalities with the Chinese Ambassador and to report back to the CCEM. The discussions have been finalized and report to be submitted. The Government said that a part of the local media has distorted the facts in regard to these transactions in order to disrupt the economic development of Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) read more

“This is a devastating tragedy. It should never have happened,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. According to a press release from the Office of the High Commissioner (UNHCR), Mr. Grandi welcomed the announcement from Congolese officials to launch an inquiry into the incident and called for it to be detailed. The incident took place on 15 September after Congolese soldiers fired live rounds at Burundian protestors in the eastern part of the country, many of whom UNHCR believes were refugees and asylum-seekers. The protest, reported to be initially peaceful, allegedly started after a small group of Burundians were detained by Congolese authorities, creating fears they were going to be deported to Burundi. The dead included Burundian men, women and one child. The incident also resulted in the death of one Congolese soldier, with six others wounded. “We need to establish facts and determine responsibility and make sure that such an incident never happens again,” Mr. Grandi said.UNHCR immediately deployed a team to the area on Saturday where it is working with the medical staff of a partner organization in the local hospital to provide life-saving medical assistance to the injured. The UNHCR team on the ground reports a tense situation with over 2,400 Burundians seeking protection next to the UN peacekeeping mission’s small base in Kamanyola. DRC hosts more than 43,700 refugees who have arrived from Burundi since 2015. read more

first_imgIf you follow the mechanical keyboard market at all (I know you’re out there!), you surely know about the two white whales of old-school input devices: the IBM M15 and the Cherry MX 5000 ErgoPlus. Both of these keyboards are known for selling at exorbitant prices in online auctions, but yesterday even the highest expectations were broken when four used MX 5000 keyboards sold on eBay for just under $9000.If $2247.22 per keyboard seems high to you, then you’re not alone. This is more than we’ve seen IBM’s M15 sell for (they have maxed out around $1600) and high for an MX 5000, though sales of these are exceedingly rare in the US. ISO models do sell in Europe more often, but this is certainly a rare keyboard, albeit one that does not regularly break the $1000 mark.Obviously supply and demand issues played a part here, as did a rabid set of collectors of mid-90s clicky keyboards, but what’s so special about the MX 5000? Foremost, it’s a split ergonomic keyboard, the only one Cherry ever produced. It’s also a tenkeyless keyboard (it lacks a number pad), which adds to the value with collectors, especially if you have the optional MX 5700 numberpad. It also uses Cherry’s brown MX switches, which are still popular today.While a failure in terms of sales when commercially available, the MX 5000 carries so much value because of its rarity, which is exacerbated by the fact that the split ergonomic design is prone to failure. Factor in that the keyboard stopped being sold in 1997, and there can’t be many of them left in the world — especially since many of the owners probably have no idea of the value of their 15-year-old, PS/2-powered, beige keyboard.The lot of four that just sold on eBay were used but apparently in great condition and still functional. The four did not include numberpads, but they did come with the original boxes, which is a major score for keyboard collectors.The buyer of the keyboard is not known, though is seems like at least two parties were very serious about owning these keyboards: Ebay’s records show that one of the people bid the keyboard up from $2511.21 to $8888.88 and then the winner won the auction for $100 more.Cherry MX 5000 with numberpad[image via demitsuriyu]last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister Antonis Samaras appointed Yannis Stournaras, a prominent economist, former government adviser and outgoing development minister in the caretaker government, to assume the tough post of finance minister, just a few days before a crucial European Union summit in Brussels where Greece’s debt deal with international creditors is expected to be discussed.The 55-year-old economist is the director of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) and has served as adviser to socialist PASOK governments, including that of ex-Premier Costas Simitis, who clinched Greece’s entry into the eurozone. He also has an impressive academic background, serving as research fellow and lecturer at Oxford University and as economics professor at Athens University.The appointment of Stournaras came a day after the original candidate for the role, National Bank of Greece Chairman Vassilis Rapanos, resigned, saying his health problems would not allow him to undertake the role. Rapanos, 65, was discharged from hospital, where he had been admitted last Friday with stomach pains and nausea.Stournaras, for his part, pledged “hard work” following talks last night at Samaras’s home — where the premier is recovering from eye surgery — with the three party leaders in the government coalition. Earlier in the day, speaking at a book presentation in central Athens, Stournaras appeared cautiously optimistic despite the challenges. “I think there are possibilities for Greece to emerge from the crisis,” noting also that “Greece has enormous potential.” Sources told Kathimerini that Samaras called him on his cell phone during the presentation to officially offer him the job.It remained unclear when Stournaras would be sworn in, with outgoing Finance Minister Giorgos Zannias expected to represent Greece at the EU summit in Brussels Thursday and Friday as part of a delegation led by President Karolos Papoulias, who is replacing Samaras.The appointment of Stournaras was not straightforward. He was Samaras’s favored candidate and ultimately was accepted by the PM’s coalition partners, socialist PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left chief Fotis Kouvelis, but only after initial reservations, sources said. Both are said to have objected to Samaras’s preference for a technocrat instead of a senior cadre from conservative New Democracy, but conceded that Stournaras has the skills and experience required for the job.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

first_imgThe 120-year-old Moreton Bay Fig tree said its goodbye two weeks ago, before it was cut down following the decision of the Frankston Council. Despite lobbying local MPs to look into how the tree could be saved through legislation or a community petition to prevent its removal, the old natural wonder was chopped down by tree loppers on 10 July. The efforts to save the famous Frankston tree, which Frankston council was praised for saving in 2004, ended fruitlessly, as the tree roots were damaging the nearby townhouse. Through a loophole in fire safety regulations, the owner embarked last year on legal measures to remove the tree. After options such as buying the properties and turning the site into a park were taken into consideration, the council decided they would not be able to save the tree. “It’s ironic that the tree was recently promoted as a model for advocacy safeguarding our natural environment when pitched against obtrusive suburban development,” president of the South Eastern Centre for Sustainability, Steven Karakitsos, told Neos Kosmos. Steven Karakitsos was one of the most vocal fighters to save the 120-year-old. Karakitsos told Neos Kosmos he was disappointed the tree was removed while he was overseas. “It was done at the time when I was incapable of arriving at a solution which the centre was working on and was in the midst of achieving,” he said. In his interview to Neos Kosmos in December 2012, Mr Karakitsos said the environmental significance of the tree was totally overlooked during the process. “The owners tried to resolve the issue and I concur with them that they were hard done by on account of the bureaucracy, which blatantly neglected their rights and those of the tree,” he emphasised. Frankston Council had been asked to stump up the $750,000 minimum required to buy the two properties whose land includes the historic tree. With the properties’ foundations being eroded by the fig’s ancient roots, the owners of the townhouses, who supported the tree remaining on the site, were keen to close a deal with the council. “The outcome – a pristine example of local council and state government failing to act decisively and implement the necessary measures that could have seen the tree saved when they had ample opportunity to do so,” Mr Karakitsos said. The ancient tree was planted before Federation, when Victoria was still a colony of Britain, and had a long life span ahead of it. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgLes femmes touchées de plus en plus jeunes par les maladies cardiovasculaires Réunis pour un Congrès de cardiologie qui a débuté samedi dernier, les spécialistes du coeur s’inquiètent de l’augmentation du nombre d’infarctus chez les femmes de moins de 50 ans. Selon eux, la principale cause en serait le tabac.Le Congrès européen de cardiologie (ESC) qui se tient jusqu’au 31 août à Paris met en avant les problèmes cardiovasculaires rencontrés par les femmes. “Il est urgent de tirer la sonnette l’alarme pour dire qu’aujourd’hui, les femmes sont autant exposées que les hommes au risque de mourir d’une pathologie cardiovasculaire. Il faut relayer ce message sans relâche car il est loin d’être passé au sein du grand public mais aussi dans le corps médical”, a déclaré le professeur Geneviève Derumeaux, présidente de la Société française de cardiologie.Aujourd’hui, les maladies cardiovasculaires sont la première cause de mortalité chez les femmes rappelle-t-on au congrès. Entre les infarctus du myocarde et les accidents vasculaires cérébraux (AVC), les pathologies cardiovasculaires entraînent 31,7 % de décès chez les femmes et 26,4 % chez les hommes. “Quand on fait des enquêtes d’opinion, on se rend compte que les femmes ont en général très peur de mourir d’un cancer. Or, si on regarde les statistiques, on constate qu’une femme sur 25 en France va décéder d’un cancer alors qu’une sur trois sera victime d’une maladie cardiovasculaire”, souligne le professeur Claire Mounier-Véhier, chef du service de médecine vasculaire et d’hypertension artérielle du CHRU de Lille.Pendant longtemps, ce problème est resté inaperçu car les décès, liés à un infarctus ou un AVC, survenaient très tardivement chez les femmes (sept à huit ans après les hommes). “Jusqu’à la ménopause, elles étaient relativement épargnées car les œstrogènes jouaient un rôle protecteur. Après la ménopause, elles perdaient cette protection mais cumulaient quand même moins de facteurs de risques que les hommes”, constate Nicolas Danchin, professeur de cardiologie à l’Hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou à Paris. “Ce qui nous alarme beaucoup, c’est le très fort rajeunissement des femmes qui font un infarctus du myocarde”, explique ainsi le spécialiste.Tabagisme et pilule font mauvais ménage”Parmi ces patients, on constate que, ces dernières années, le pourcentage de femmes de moins de 50 ans a augmenté dans des proportions inouïes. En 1995, on recensait 3,7 % des femmes de cette tranche d’âge. En 2005, on est passé à 11,2 %”, indique le cardiologue qui précise que ce chiffre s’est aujourd’hui stabilisé à 11,6 %. “C’est une évolution très préoccupante. Tous les jours, nous voyons de plus en plus de femmes, y compris à partir de 40 ans, en consultation”, confirme le professeur Mounier-Véhier.Pour les médecins, l’explication de ce phénomène est simple. Désormais, les femmes cumulent les mêmes facteurs de risques que les hommes : sédentarité, surpoids, stress professionnel, alcool et surtout tabac. “L’explosion du tabagisme chez les jeunes filles les expose à un risque cardiovasculaire multiplié par trois à partir de trois ou quatre cigarettes par jour”, avertit le professeur Mounier-Véhier, qui constate que 85% des femmes qui ont un infarctus sont des fumeuses. L’association particulièrement néfaste entre le tabagisme et la prise d’une pilule contraceptive est également évoquée. Pour le professeur Bertrand, cardiologue au CHU de Lille, ce risque serait même multiplié par 20 avec une prise de pilule associée. Un diagnostic trop tardif À lire aussiInfarctus : définition, signes et symptômes, causes, comment réagir face à un infarctus ?Les docteurs et le grand public sont également moins conscients du risque encouru par les femmes car dans l’esprit collectif, un accident cardiaque est quelque chose de typiquement masculin. Les infarctus sont donc souvent diagnostiqués et pris en charge plus tardivement chez les femmes. “Lors d’un séminaire organisé l’an passé au CHRU de Lille, une médecin du Samu nous a présenté une étude montrant que l’entourage d’une femme faisant un infarctus mettait en moyenne une heure de plus à appeler le 15 que pour un homme”, relate le professeur Mounier-Véhier. D’autant que les signes d’un infarctus ne se manifestent pas toujours de la même façon chez les femmes, rapporte “Certaines d’entre elles ne présentent pas toujours cette douleur thoracique qui serre comme un étau et qui est très évocatrice. L’infarctus peut très bien se manifester par des douleurs digestives, des sueurs, des palpitations, une envie de vomir… Face à ces signes, l’entourage mais aussi parfois le médecin ne pensent pas spontanément à un problème cardiaque, ce qui peut entraîner un retard aux soins parfois très problématique”, explique le professeur Geneviève Derumeaux.Le 29 août 2011 à 18:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Twitter Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Facebook WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Google+ Finn Bálor Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp As announced on last night’s 3/9 WWE NXT on the WWE Network, NXT Champion Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Title and Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin in a Grudge Match have been officially made for the 4/1 NXT TakeOver: Dallas live special on the WWE Network. Source: WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWho Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:42 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns is in Remission Pinterest WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sundaylast_img read more

first_img Posted: May 3, 2018 RANCHO BERNARDO (KUSI) — Emergency responders were on the scene of a gas leak in the Rancho Bernardo area Thursday, which prompted a shelter-in-place warning and multiple road closures.The broken gas line located near West Bernardo Drive and Via Frontera was reported to SDG&E at approximately 10:30 a.m.As of 1:15 p.m., the gas leak had been contained, said SDG&E spokesman Joe Britton.Authorities asked residents in the area of West Bernardo Drive, Via del Campo, Via Frontera and Via Esprillo in Rancho Bernardo to shelter-in-place as a precaution as utility crews work to halt a natural gas leak in the neighborhood, according to San Diego police.Stretches of those roads also were closed due to the gas leak. All roads were reopened as of 1:15 p.m.No injuries were been reported. There were no service interruptions from the leak. May 3, 2018 Update: gas leak in #RanchoBernardo was controlled at 1:17 p.m. There are no reported service interruptions. Crews will be on the scene for the next 3-4 hours making repairs.— SDG&E (@SDGE) May 3, 2018 Updated: 10:58 PM Gas leak in Rancho Bernardo prompts shelter-in-place warning, road closures , Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A new 747-residence neighborhood at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is starting to welcome its first residents ahead of its grand opening scheduled for May 3.The new homes, a mix of duplexes and single-family units, feature a British West Indies architectural style that reflects a Florida Gulf sensibility, reports Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) Public Affairs. The neighborhood has homes for airmen and their families of all ranks, from junior enlisted to general grade officers, and includes a 12,000-square-foot community center.“We expect 32 new move-ins in April,” said Kim Cariker, community management director for Corvias Military Living, the Air Force’s privatized housing partner.Many of the neighborhood’s newest residents lived in base housing built in the 1950s that is scheduled for demolition to make room for new construction.Since Corvias took over the base’s family housing, occupancy has jumped from about 70 percent to between 95 to 97 percent, a testament to the improvement in building maintenance and customer service privatization has spurred, Cariker said.The neighborhood’s completion coincides with the AFCEC Installations Directorate’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of privatized housing. The housing project at Eglin is emblematic of the program’s success across the Air Force, said Robert Moriarty, installations director at AFCEC.“Resident satisfaction is the number one indicator of program success; over the past two decades we’ve seen satisfaction climb and maintain parity with industry standards,” Moriarty said.last_img read more

first_imgFILE PHOTO: A worker rides a bicycle at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. refinery in Mumbai, India April 24, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/File PhotoReutersGovernment-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) plans to pump in Rs 18,000 crore to expand its refineries over the next five years, with an aim to increase the company’s refining capacity by 19 million tonnes (mt).The company will boost the Assam-based Numaligarh refinery plant’s capacity from 3 mt to 9 mt per annum. The company– which deals in the refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum products– is planning to raise the capacity of its refineries in Mumbai, Kochi and Bina to at least 15 mt, Business Standard reported.The business daily quoted Chairman and Managing Director of BPCL, D Rajkumar saying, “Including our subsidiaries, our refining capacity is somewhere about 31 mt, we are planning to move closer to 50 mt by somewhere around 2022. This will see an investment of approximately about Rs 18,000 crore.”This expansion is a part of company’s major road map to spend Rs 1.08 lakh crore in next five years. “The company also has retail expansion plans of adding more than 1,000 outlets a year,” Rajkumar saidAt present BPCL is the third-largest crude refiner and marketer of petroleum products in India. Of the total 59,595 fuel retail outlets in India, BPCL owns about 14,000. In financial year 2016, major oil refiners and marketing companies likes HPCL, Essar Oil, Indian Oil along with BPCL added 2,770 retail diesel and petrol stations.During the quarter ending June 30, BPCL’s net profit fell 72% to Rs 745 crore from Rs 2,621 crore in the year-ago period. The company’s gross refining margin, or profit earned on each barrel of crude processed, plunged to $4.88 per barrel, compared to $6.09 per barrel during the corresponding quarter last year.As India switched to daily revision of petrol and diesel prices starting June 16, crude oil price in India rose by about 12 percent.last_img read more

first_imgYoung people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behaviour at school and to step in if they see victims planning to retaliate, suggests new research. The findings, published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, found that kids who were already excluded, or discriminated against by peers or teachers, were less likely to stand up for victims of bullying. “There is a lot of research on bullying, but very little on the extent to which family factors affect whether bystanders will intervene if they see bullying,” said study lead author Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPeer interventions are very effective at stopping bullying and preventing future aggressive behaviours. However, these interventions are fairly rare, according to Mulvey. For the study, the team examined 450 sixth grade students and 446 ninth grade students who completed a survey aimed at collecting data on their relationships with family, peers and teachers. They were also given six scenarios, each of which dealt with a specific aggressive act – physical aggression, cyberbullying, social exclusion, or rejection by a group, intimate partner violence, social aggression, such as teasing or mean-spirited gossip, and exclusion by a former friend. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor each scenario, students were asked to rate the aggressive act on a six-point scale, from “really not OK” (1) to “really OK” (6). Students used the same scale to judge the acceptability of intervening. The results showed that the stronger a student reported ‘good family management,’ or positive family relationships, the more likely a student was to deem aggressive behaviour and retaliation unacceptable, and the more likely they were to intervene in either case. “The study tells us that both home and school factors are important for recognising bullying behaviour as inappropriate and taking steps to intervene. It highlights the value of positive school environments and good teachers, and the importance of family support, when it comes to bullying.”last_img read more

first_imgAccording to their statement, the call for help was received indicating that a boat Caribe had taken on water after being hit in the back by a merchant ship. When naval officers arrived, they spotted the boat and its five crew. Yucalpetén, Yucatan — Members of the Mexican navy have reported the rescue of five after two boats collide off the Yucatan coast. It was approximately 156 nautical miles (289 kilometers) northwest of Progreso where the navy rescued the five crew members of Caribe. Crew members were provided with a pump to remove the water, while the navy escorted the damaged vessel back to port. There were no reported injuries or cause of the collision. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The IX Naval Zone reported the rescue of five crew members after their boat Caribe was struck by a merchant ship in the open waters. The rescue involved an interceptor and patrol boat, both of which headed out to the site of the collision.last_img read more

first_imgBy popular demand, master of blues and soul music Kirk Fletcher returns to the island for two performances next month after sold-out shows last winter. Kirk takes the stage accompanied by local musicians for a night of high quality Blues on June 8 and 9.Nicosia’s DownTown Live will host the successful musician first, where he will be accompanied by leading local blues band The Zilla Project. The second show will take place at Ravens Music Hall in Limassol, again with both Kirk Fletcher and the band. Emmanuel Vourakis will accompany him on vocals and guitar, Nicolas Melis on the keyboard, Loizos Pafitis on the bass and Stefanos Meletiou on the drums.The musician’s previous shows drew heaps of people, from live music followers to blues enthusiasts and neither did Kirk nor The Zilla Project disappoint. From the sound quality to the passion with which the music was played, Fletcher’s performances were evenings of true talent and high calibre for Cyprus’ music scene.“It was wonderful to play in Cyprus and the fans were amazing,” Fletcher told the Cyprus Mail. “I am very much looking forward to coming back and playing for you. I promise to do my best and thank you for supporting me.”On June 8 and 9 audiences will get to hear some of Fletcher’s original music from his album Hold On, along with some covers as well. For those yet to come across Kirk’s music, he’s had a lengthy career. He has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics and fans across the globe as a four-time Blues Music Awards winner, a 2015 British Blues Awards nominee and has played with artists including Joe Bonamassa as well as three years as lead guitarist of the legendary Fabulous Thunderbirds.As the previous shows were nearly all sold-out, the organisers urge people to purchase presale tickets and should you want a table at the venue, it’s recommended to reserve one in advance as tickets don’t guarantee one. Tickets can be bought online at Kirk Fletcher LivePerformances by legendary blues guitarist and musician from the US, accompanied by leading Cypriot blues band, The Zilla Project. June 8. DownTown Live, Nicosia. 9pm. Tel: 99-810011. June 9. Ravens Music Hall, Limassol. 7.30pm. Tel: 99-614100You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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