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Centurion Ajinkya Rahane driven by ‘hunger’ for runs

first_imgAjinkya Rahane notched up a risk-free third hundred in One-Day Internationals as India thrashed West Indies in the second match to take a 1-0 lead in the five-game series.Rahane scored 103 off 104 balls to help India crush the hosts by a massive 105-run margin.Asked to bat first, a century by opener Rahane and half-centuries by skipper Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan helped India post a challenging total of 310/5 from their reduced quota of 43 overs. In reply, the hosts could only manage 205/6 in reply.Rahane, who did not get an opportunity in the ICC Champions Trophy, said he was very happy with his knock. (Virat Kohli hails complete performance after India’s 105-run win vs West Indies)”Really happy with the way I played today, even in the first game. Didn’t get an opportunity in the Champions Trophy, and I was hungry,” Rahane said at the post match presentation ceremony.Rahane and Dhawan put together an opening stand of 114 runs in 18.2 overs to give a Indians a solid start.”It’s lovely to open with Shikhar. He’s in great form, we understand each other’s game really well. We complement each other,” Rahane, who was adjudged Man of the Match, said.”Wicket was slightly damp initially. We wanted to take our time initially, as well as play our shots,” he said.last_img read more

Marwood London – Shaking up Neckwear Since 2010

first_img Editors’ Recommendations An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion An Introduction to the Fine Sport of Bouldering A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking Some of the most worthwhile designs ever produced were created because someone, somewhere, felt that what was available wasn’t good enough. This was the case for Becky French in 2010. After compiling a blog of inspirational images of razor-sharp neckwear and sketches, the London-based creative decided to call off the search for the perfect necktie and designed Marwood London’s first collection.Having just released its fifth collection, the brand was apparently what a lot of other neckwear enthusiasts were looking for too. Slim silhouettes and unconventional fabrics such as wool and lace have given neckwear a new lease of modernity without straying from good old-fashioned quality and ethics, as all pieces are created in Britain using fine British cloth.The Manual caught up with the Becky French to talk sartorial heroes and Christmas plans.Tell us about the AW13 collection.It was inspired by many train journeys and Jean Cocteau’s style and eccentricity. English scenes of blurred landscapes, copper fields, broken industrial stripes, cricket fields and kingfishers is abstractly captured in English woven silk and wool – like a familiar aran knit reinvented as a jacquard cloth and a vibrant copper coloured Mogador quality.Your designs fuse British heritage style with clear-cut modernity. How do you achieve this?Thank you, that is nice to hear! I love the old archives in fabric mills and factories and appreciate established techniques of the past but enjoy experimenting with that. We want to achieve wearable accessories but always strive for newness and innovation. We make mohair socks rather than cashmere. We use unusual fabrics like English lace in men’s neckwear. It is a process of playing with the unexpected.In your opinion, what’s the best way to style a Marwood necktie?I like a simple four in hand knot – a school tie knot in my mind. I like seeing guys style the ties with denim shirts and wool layers or undone collars and rolled up sleeves. It is quite refreshing to see Marwood ties de-formalised and enjoyed. As for the lace bow ties, these create an amazing alternative black tie formal looks.Do you ever feel like a woman in a man’s world?Yes sometimes but it’s not something I dwell on. I enjoy working on products whether they are for men, women, occasions or specific personalities. It is important to stay focused on a design point of view and if that has a feminine take on a menswear product, then hopefully interesting results occur from that. I don’t find it holds me back by being a woman designing menswear – it just adds another element of interest!Who are your male style icons?Men of the past: Jean Cocteau & Frank SinatraMen of the present: Sir Ian McKellen & Yasiin Bey are both snappy dressers. Director and actor, Richard Ayoade loves a Marwood tie and he is a perfect ambassador for us as a smart, talented and very funny dude.Finally, what are your plans for Christmas this year?Spending it with my boyfriend and our families between London and Somerset and then celebrating with friends for New Year in Devon. Can’t wait. A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America last_img read more

Province Confirms Commitment to Highway 103 Improvements

first_imgLocal residents are invited to an open house to learn more about plans for a new controlled-access, two-lane section of Highway 103 from Broad River to Port Joli, Queens Co. Phase I of the $26-million project includes about 8.6 kilometres of new controlled access highway. Ministerial assistant Vicki Conrad, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Bill Estabrooks, will be joined by department planning and engineering staff to share information on the project. “This important new highway will mean safer and more efficient travel in the Port Mouton and Port Joli area, benefiting both visitors and local residents,” said Ms. Conrad. “This is a significant project and I encourage everyone to come to the open house.” The open house will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, at the West Queens Community Centre, 70 River Head Rd., Port Mouton, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.last_img read more

MoU for Deocha Pachami coal block next week Mamata

first_imgKolkata: The Central and the West Bengal governments will ink an MoU next week on the Deocha Pachami coal block – considered the world’s second largest and largest reserve in Asia, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday. Banerjee said the block located in Birbhum district has an inferred reserve of 2.1 billion tons, and would generate employment for one lakh people. The work for the project would be completed in five years, and increase the earnings of both her state and the Central government, she said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The Chief Minister, however, said her government would not rush through the project, but first rehabilitate around 4,000 people – 40 per cent of them tribals – residing in that area. “We will not rush through the project, but rather take the people into confidence before commencing work,” Banerjee told the media at the state secretariat Nabanna. The assessment of environment impact and air pollution will begin after taking people into confidence. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway The state government was setting up a committee under Chief Secretary Malay Dey to complete the initial survey and other work. “Then I will speak to the people so that they can be taken into confidence,” the Chief Minister said. In June last year, the state government-owned thermal power producer West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd (WBPDCL) got the allocation of the Deocha Pachami Harinsingha Dewanganj Coal Mines for generating power from its five power plants having an aggregate generation capacity of 5,500 MW. The state government had earlier said about Rs 60,000-70,000 crore of investments, both direct and indirect, would be required for the project and it may go up to Rs one lakh crore depending on the exploitation of the coal block. The Deocha Pachami coal block was earlier offered jointly to West Bengal, Bihar, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and the Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam but subsequently, others had backed out of the asset allegedly citing cost and complexities in extracting the resources.last_img read more

Cougar that had no fear of humans killed by police in Nanaimo

first_imgNANAIMO, B.C. – Mounties in Nanaimo, B.C., shot and killed a cougar that has been spotted prowling in the area for weeks.RCMP Const. Gary O’Brien says they received numerous reports of a cougar roaming the docks and fish-cleaning station around the Nanaimo Yacht Club early Wednesday.He says it’s believed the animal had some interactions with people in the area and was showing no fear of humans.O’Brien says the officer took the safety of the public into consideration when they shot and killed the animal, which then fell into the water.The B.C. Conservation Officer Service had recently set up several traps on nearby Newcastle Island in an attempt to capture a cougar alive, which the service’s Stuart Bates says was likely the same animal.Bates says they were “trying hard to avoid” killing the cougar, but because the animal showed no fear around humans the officers had little choice.He noted that Mounties don’t carry tranquilizer guns.“Even when you tranquilize an animal it can take 20 minutes before the drugs kick in. So even if I was there, I would never have tranquilized a cougar next to water like that. The chances of him getting the dart and falling in the water are way too high and it can run a long way in 20 minutes.”(Nanaimo News Now)last_img read more

RCMP issue public warning as they deal with serious incident in Penticton

first_imgPENTICTON, B.C. — Police in Penticton, B.C., are telling people to avoid the city’s downtown because of a serious and unfolding incident.The RCMP have not released any other details, but they say the downtown area remains cordoned off.They are asking the public to follow the direction of police and to avoid areas bordered by Eckhardt Avenue and Lakeshore Drive, and Main and Power streets.The Canadian Presslast_img

Girls speak out for their rights at UNbacked forum

Girls from around the world – including a former child soldier from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an HIV-positive rape victim from Zambia, and a child-labourer from Nepal – have come together to share the experiences that made them activists at an event at United Nations Headquarters.The poignant voices of these and other girls at Friday’s event, called “Girls Speak Out” and moderated by CBS News anchor Katie Couric of the United States, drew an emotional response from those attending, including delegates to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, whose two-week session ends on 9 March. Madeleine, a 15-year-old former soldier from the DRC, recounted her experiences in the jungles of Eastern Congo, where she fought on the front lines of the civil war. She joined the Mai-Mai armed group in 2002 when she was only 11 years old without having completed primary schooling. After receiving military training, she spent two years with the group in the Uvira region before being demobilized as a soldier in 2004. “Girls who have been demobilized now live in local communities. And I must say that 7 or 8 out of 10 of us have children – children that are being rejected by our communities,” the former girl soldier told her fellow delegates. “Some of us are suffering from diseases like HIV/AIDS, and yet we don’t have access to treatment. What have we done wrong to suffer like this? What will be our future?” she asked, before she broke down in tears. The audience gave her a standing ovation.The event was organized as part of a debate on how to curb the discrimination and violence that girls face in all regions, which is the priority theme of this year’s Commission session. Over 2,000 women and girls have come from around the world to join government delegates in seeking solutions to these problems.The impact of discrimination and violence against girls is staggering: 55 million girls are not in school; millions of school-aged girls work in domestic service; an estimated 40 per cent of child soldiers are girls; and more than 60 per cent of young people aged 15-25 living with HIV and AIDS are female. “We are not only the subject of the conference, but we are also the voice of this conference,” said 16-year-old Jordana Alter Confino from New Jersey, who was a co-moderator of the special event. Ms. Confino is one of the founders of Girls Learn International, a service initiative engaging middle and high school students from the United States in the campaign to achieve universal girls’ education.Katie Couric, a mother of two girls, told delegates that there was so much to learn from this discussion, observing: “To change the world, you have to learn the world.” 3 March 2007Girls from around the world – including a former child soldier from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an HIV-positive rape victim from Zambia, and a child-labourer from Nepal – have come together to share the experiences that made them activists at an event at United Nations Headquarters. read more

Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 101.44 points to 15,134.82.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 138.15 points to 21,996.47.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 24.02 points to 2,465.34.The Nasdaq composite index was up 81.06 points to 6,337.62.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.57 cents US, down from Friday’s average price of 78.83 cents US.

WFP appoints George McGovern as Global Ambassador on hunger

In his new role, Mr. McGovern will act as the agency’s worldwide advocate on hunger issues and promote programmes focused on poor children and mothers as ways to eradicate hunger and poverty.”We are honoured that Ambassador McGovern has agreed to continue his fight against hunger, through a renewed affiliation with WFP,” said Ms. Bertini. “As a WFP founder and a long-time supporter, he is ideally placed to help ensure that hunger remains at the top of the humanitarian agenda.”A child of the Great Depression and a decorated veteran of the Second World War, and a witness to widespread hunger and poverty in war-torn Europe, Mr. McGovern has devoted his life to furthering the cause of the hungry poor in the United States and around the world.As the first director of the US Food for Peace Program appointed by President John F. Kennedy in the 1961, he was instrumental in founding WFP. Forty years later, the agency has become the largest humanitarian aid agency in the world. It provides life-saving food aid to millions every year in emergency and development projects.Among his many other accomplishments, Mr. McGovern is the author of a book on how to fight global hunger. Published last spring, the book, titled Ending World Hunger in Our Time, lays out a strategy to end world hunger by focusing on programmes that feed and educate poor children.”I can’t think of anyone better than George McGovern to serve as our first ambassador,” Ms. Bertini said. “And at a time like this, when it is more important than ever we find long term ways to solve world hunger, I am proud he will be at our side.” read more

All sides must return to the table to discuss Irans nuclear programme

Speaking to reporters in the Austrian capital, where he is on an official visit, Mr. Annan emphasized that “everything” should be done to find a negotiated solution to the impasse, repeating his call for all sides to “lower the rhetoric and intensify diplomatic efforts.”“I have also stated very clearly both in private in my contacts with the American administration and publicly that I think it is important that the United States comes to the table and that it should join the European countries and Iran to find a solution.”“Because I really believe that as long as the Iranians have a sense that they are negotiating with the Europeans ad referendum and what they discuss with them will have to be checked with the Americans, and then come back again to them, I am not sure they will put everything on the table,” he said.“Everyone, every important stakeholder should be at the table,” Mr. Annan emphasized, adding he was happy that discussions earlier this week, which involved the Security Council, appeared to have led to “a situation where everyone agrees that not only one should come back to the table and negotiate but there should be a comprehensive package proposed for discussions by all.”“I urge all parties to be open, and Iran included, and come back to the table to find a solution.” Since 3 May, the 15-member Council has been considering its response to the latest report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which says Tehran has defied the Council’s call to suspend uranium enrichment and allow inspections of its nuclear programme.Possible actions being considered by the Council include a draft resolution, backed by the United States, United Kingdom and France, that would demand compliance from Iran under the UN Charter’s Chapter VII – making it a legally binding decision that could be followed up by enforcement measures such as sanctions in the case of further defiance.Iran says its activities are solely for energy purposes but the United States and other countries insist it is clandestinely seeking to produce nuclear weapons. read more

Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her

first_imgCarmen Greenway – described as a ‘very competent’ cyclist – with her husband Rufus and sons Finlay (back) and Rafferty (front)Credit:PA She was just having a lovely time… one second you’re happy and then next second it’s a trainwreckhusband Rufus Greenway Carmen Greenway - described as a 'very competent' cyclist - with her husband Rufus and sons Finlay (back) and Rafferty (front) A mother of two died following a bicycle crash moments after she took a smiling selfie on the way home from celebrating her mother’s birthday.Carmen Greenway, 41, is believed to have had one hand on the bike as she hit a bumpy patch of road and lost control while returning from having dinner at a pub.She fractured her skull and died six days later in St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, central London, after suffering a cardiac arrest.Mrs Greenway’s mother was riding behind her when she fell, just 100 yards from her family home. Carmen Greenway with her husband Rufus Her husband Rufus Greenway, an audio-visual company director, said she had probably had a drink on the evening of August 18 before cycling back to Isleworth, west London.The 47-year-old said his wife, who was also his business partner, was a “very competent” cyclist who would regularly take selfies.Asked why she had not worn a helmet, Mr Greenway said: “It was just a gross oversight, maybe overconfidence (that she did not wear a helmet).”It’s unfortunately an unfortunate accident. If she was wearing a helmet she would still be alive.”He said his “media-savvy” wife had been “taking some selfies on the main road”, adding: “She did that regularly.””She was not taking it at the moment of the accident,” Mr Greenway added. “She was 100m from our house, one hand on the bars, quite relaxed, and probably had had a drink. “She cycled that way every weekend and perhaps it’s familiarity breeding contempt.”She was just having a lovely time, happy to be with her mother for her mum’s birthday. One second you’re happy and then next second it’s a trainwreck.” Carmen Greenway with her husband Rufus, an audio-visual company directorCredit:PA Carmen Greenway taking a selfie while cycling to a pub, on the day she fell off her bike and died six days laterCredit:PA “The biggest loss is my children have lost their mother at 41. I’ve lost the love of my life. No rows, no arguments, I thought I was in it for 60 years,” Mr Greenway added.”We were just living an adventurous life together and it was getting better every day. The sanctity of life was being in each other’s arms.”The couple’s eldest child Finlay, 13, had been a “rock”, Mr Greenway said, while four-year-old Rafferty kept pictures of his mother on the wall in his bedroom. Mrs Greenway’s mother Sherry Bennett, who was riding behind her daughter when she fell, told the New Zealand Herald: “Carmen is a very devoted wife and adored her children and adored her husband. She’s a special person. “She was special to me because she was my only daughter. She’s just got this special quality about her, she just exudes love and happiness.”She just had this huge personality that was so infectious. People just wanted to be with her, just gravitated to her. Everyone was her friend.”Mrs Greenway’s funeral was held last month. Carmen Greenway  Mr Greenway called for legislation to be introduced to require riders to wear a helmet, similar to that in force in Mrs Greenway’s native New Zealand.He was in Moscow at the time of the accident, which happened around midnight near the family home, and flew home to be by her bedside.Mr Greenway paid tribute to his wife of nearly 13 years as he told how her death had devastated her family and friends. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Youth WCh 2017 France and Denmark for the final

Quarter-finals:Denmark vs Russia 37:28 (20:15)Portugal vs France 24:34 (12:16)Sweden – Croatia 25:27 (12:9)Denmark – Russia 37:28 (21:15)PHOTO: IHF, Stephane Pillaud ← Previous Story SEHA GAZPROM League 2017/18 to start on August 30 Next Story → Youth WCh 2017: Spain and France for the trophy The Men’s Youth World Championship 2017 is coming to the final stage in Georgian capital Tbilsi. Three of four semi-finalists from Junior WCh 2017 in Algeria, repeated success in younger generation 1998, while only Croatia made it for the first time this summer.Semi finals are scheduled for Saturday.Semi-finalsSemi-final 1: Croatia vs Spain 17:30 local timeSemi-final 2: France vs Denmark 20:00 local time read more

Column Strong language – can we ever reclaim slurs and terms of

first_imgFOOTBALL HAS LONG been known as an arena where prejudices are apt to flare, and this season looks to be no different. Barely a month from the start of the season, Tottenham fans have been cautioned over the use of their traditional ‘yid army’ chant over fears that the term is anti-Semitic. The Football Association has issued a statement advising that fans heard using the word would be banned from future games or prosecuted, which supporters flouted at last Saturday’s Premier League match – also Yom Kippur, the most important day of the Jewish religious calendar.Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has said that there should be no arrests, but Jewish writer and comedian David Baddiel opined: “It’s a race-hate word. It was daubed across the East End by Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts.”It’s true, there were once a lot of Jews in that part of London. But Brighton has one of the UK’s largest gay communities – and their team doesn’t adopt a homophobic slur as a nickname. If one of Manchester’s teams were rebranded to reflect the large Jewish diaspora in Salford, the outcry would be both deafening and instant.Chanting songs about AuschwitzAnd it seems like one simple word can be used as an excuse to progress to more serious acts of aggression. Fans of opposing teams have been heard chanting songs about Auschwitz and mimicking the hissing noise of the gas chambers, both of which can be prosecuted as hate crimes under UK legislation.Other teams, too, have associated religious affiliations that bring dramatic consequences. Take, for instance, the long-standing rivalry between Rangers and Celtic supporters which led one Rangers spokesman to use the term “90-minute bigot” to characterise the religious intolerance that accompanies matches between the teams.Who does a word belong to?But this isn’t a uniquely British problem; in Ireland and the world over, discussions like this raise important questions about language and how we use it.Does a word belong to the people it refers to, and do they decide how it may be used? Does language belong to everyone, and is its use decided by consensus? Certainly, dictionary editors admit their works must reflect and respond to trends in usage, which is why the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of ‘literally’ was recently altered to include an informal figurative meaning.It’s never just been religious terms that have been used as weapons; words describing race, gender, sexuality, and physical ability have all been misused, as well as less tangible characteristics such as home town and subcultural identity. It’s even difficult to discuss these issues without causing offence. Words that have been use to incite hatred and violence appear safely bridled by quotation marks, like an animal in a cage; less threatening in captivity, but still with the capacity to injure if handled incorrectly.The power of languageIn wartime, we give our enemies nicknames because the ability to laugh at something diminishes its power to intimidate us. In recent years, formerly pejorative terms like “queer” and “cripple” have been reclaimed by the groups they once hurt, robbed of their power and re-employed as totems, trophies stolen from their enemies. Once you’ve claimed a word for your own, the theory goes, it can no longer be used against you; it becomes your word, to use about yourself as you please.Our ability to ‘get away with’ using certain words, as with telling edgy jokes, depends on our relationship to the group in question. Take, for example, a term like ‘plastic Paddy’. While it can be good fun use the phrase to send up those whose idea of Irishness is based more on St Patrick’s Day caricatures than real experience, a man from Birmingham was given a suspended sentence after using the term to insult a police officer of Irish origin.Defining our own identitiesWithin Ireland, the greatest divide is based on which side of the Pale – or the M50 – you were born on. Is being a ‘culchie’ or a ‘Dub’ a thing to be proud of? Can each side still use the opposing term to insult their opposite number, or should they be reclaimed and celebrated as unique facets of modern Irish identity? Within Dublin, the ‘northsiders’ v ‘southsiders’ divide is alive and well, and a cursory glance at the comments section under any online local news story will confirm that smaller-scale local rivalries are as popular as ever.We use our relationship with other social groups, other towns, other countries, to define our own identities. Language has always been a part of this, and will continue to define both our own identities and our understanding of the identities of others for many years to come. Censorship is undesirable, but deliberately causing offence is equally disagreeable. Use of language, like behaviour, is a balancing act that we must constantly renegotiate in a fluid and ever-evolving society.Christie Louise Tucker read Journalism at the University of Essex between 2004 and 2007. Originally an entertainment writer, her attention has since shifted to subjects as diverse as feminism, atheism, equality, health, and society and culture. Christie has been a guest blogger at the F Word and  the Quail Pipe, is a regular contributor at Femusings, and has her own blog at www.elwellpress.blogspot.co.uk.last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Sunday

first_imgEvery morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.1. #ISRAEL The US says it is “profoundly troubled” by the beating of an American teenager who was detained in Israel. Tariq Abu Khder is the 15-year-old cousin of a Palestinian youth murdered earlier this week.2. #SHAKE-UP Speculation continues over the imminent Cabinet shake-up. The Daily Mail believes that Alan Kelly and Kathleen Lynch will both be promoted to cabinet – with Lynch becoming Minister for Education; the Sunday Times suggests James Reilly will lose his health portfolio.3. #ARRESTS A man (27) and a woman (23) have been arrested by the PSNI after a man’s body was found in Armagh. Police said the cause of the man’s death will not be released until after the post-mortem has been carried out.4. #KENYA Thirteen people have been killed in new attacks in Lamu in Kenya, where 60 people were massacred last month. It has been claimed that Somalia’s Shebab rebels carried out the attack.5. #VATICAN Tomorrow will see Pope Francis meeting with abuse survivors, including Irish woman Marie Collins. The meeting will take place in the Vatican, and will see six abuse survivors meeting the Pope.6. #DEATH THREAT Former billionaire Sean Quinn was forced to leave an event on Good Friday after gardaí uncovered a ‘credible’ threat to kill him, the Sunday Independent reports. The Quinn family say they are not commenting on the allegation.7. #ARREST A man and woman have been charged over the assault of a man in Ranelagh yesterday morning. The two will remain in garda custody to appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice in the morning. The victim has been released from hospital.8. #HONDURAS Hopes are fading for eight miners trapped in a collapsed gold mine in southern Honduras. Rescuers have suspended the search but said it will resume today, exploring through another tunnel.9. #NEW YORK A firefighter has died fighting a fire in a public housing high-rise in Brooklyn. Lt Gordon Ambelas suffered multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of a 21-storey building in Williamsburg.last_img read more

Trafic aérien la région ÎledeFrance va mesurer le taux de pollution dans

first_imgTrafic aérien : la région Île-de-France va mesurer le taux de pollution dans l’airFrance – Une étude menée par la région Île-de-France va tenter de déterminer l’impact des gaz libérés par le trafic aérien sur la santé des habitants résidant à proximité des aéroports.La région Île-de-France lance sa première étude nommée “Pollunef”, une expérimentation de 450.000 euros entièrement financée par le Conseil régional. Celle-ci vise à déterminer le lien existant entre les effets de la pollution aérienne et les indicateurs de santé respiratoire. Elle portera sur un échantillon de 400 personnes, qui auront auparavant été soumises à un examen médical lors duquel elles devront remplir un questionnaire de santé. Une partie regroupera des enfants asthmatiques de 6 à 14 ans et des adultes de plus de 60 ans souffrant de bronchites chroniques. Toutes ces personnes seront volontaires et résideront dans l’une des cinquante-trois communes situées à proximité des aéroports Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle ou Orly (moins de 4 km aux alentours). En parallèle, d’autres analyses seront effectuées sur les habitants des Hauts-de-Seine, confrontés uniquement à la pollution urbaine.Pour mesurer les effets de la pollution sur la santé, les malades devront porter un capteur sensible au taux d’ozone et de dioxyde d’azote dans l’air. Chaque jour, les participants devront dresser le bilan écrit des symptômes ressentis durant la journée (irritation des voies respiratoires ou des yeux, troubles respiratoires ou du sommeil…).L’étude sera réalisée à deux reprises, du 1er avril au 30 juin et de septembre à décembre 2010. Les résultats seront rendus publics en février 2011.Les expositions au bruit et à la pollution atmosphérique des habitants vivant à proximité des aéroports franciliens avaient déjà été soumises à un programme de surveillance nommé “Survol”, pour une période de 4 ans dans le cadre du Plan régional santé-environnement (PRSE).Le 2 mars 2010 à 17:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Chikungunya vigilance accrue à la Réunion

first_imgChikungunya : vigilance accrue à la RéunionRéunion – Soixante-et-un cas confirmés et vingt-deux cas probables de chikungunya ont été détectés à la Réunion entre le 17 mars et le 12 mai 2010, selon le dernier bulletin épidémiologique de l’Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS) publié mercredi. Au total, quatre-vingt-trois cas de chikungunya autochtones ont été identifiés depuis le 17 mars sur l’île de la Réunion. La surveillance épidémiologique a donc été renforcée dans plusieurs zones de l’île, afin que les services de lutte antivectorielle puissent réagir le plus rapidement possible et prendre en charge précocement les nouveaux cas suspects de chikungunya.Les infectiologues, les urgentistes ainsi que les médecins libéraux de l’île ont reçu en ce sens des recommandations par téléphone par l’intermédiaire de l’Union régionale des médecins libéraux de la Réunion (URMLR).                                                                                                 L’InVS recommande à la population ainsi qu’aux voyageurs se rendant à la Réunion de se protéger des piqures de moustique. Les femmes enceintes en fin de grossesse, les nourrissons, les personnes âgées, les personnes souffrant d’une maladie chronique ou immunodéprimées sont particulièrement concernées.Le chikungunya est une maladie entrant dans le cadre des fièvres hémorragiques épidémiques qui est observée en Afrique (Réunion et Comores compris), en Asie du sud-est et plus spécifiquement en Inde. Le mécanisme épidémique de la fièvre chikungunya est comparable à celui de la fièvre jaune et de la dengue.                                            Le 14 mai 2010 à 10:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Documentarians capture vampire bats on video feeding on juvenile penguins
Documentarians capture vampire bats on video feeding on juvenile penguins

first_imgImage: Wikipedia Explore further It wasn’t easy to capture the footage—the researchers had to hide themselves in the cave at night when it was almost completely dark. The cave is where the penguins live—it offers some degree of protection from their main predator, neighboring sea lions. To witness what was going on the filmmakers hid themselves some distance from the penguins and used infrared cameras, scanning the small crowd for evidence of bats among them. They knew something was afoot when the group began to grow agitated. As the vampire bats began flying over and around the group, the adults moved in ways that staved off being attacked, but the juveniles, still learning, were not able to do the same. The cameras captured the bats biting the feet of the young penguins, landing and licking their blood.Contrary to popular folklore, vampire bats don’t actually suck the blood from unsuspecting victims, though they do generally favor those that are sleeping—they swoop in, bite, and then retreat. Then, they land nearby, creep up on the still sleeping animal and lick the blood that seeps from the wound.Scientists have long suspected that the vampire bats that live in the Atacama Desert were deviating from the norm and were attacking young awake penguins—bite marks on their feet offered ample proof. No one had ever seen such an attack however—the BBC team, led by producer Matthew Gordon set out to do just that. In speaking with BBC Nature, Gordon reported that the bats went for the juveniles because they seemed less able to take preemptive measures.The attacks don’t kill the penguins, the documentarians noted, or even harm them that much. The bites leave them open to infection, of course, or contracting rabies and the loss of blood can leave them weak, but most recover and grow to adulthood, where over time they apparently learn to ward off the hungry bats. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Documentarians capture vampire bats on video feeding on juvenile penguins (2013, February 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-documentarians-capture-vampire-video-juvenile.htmlcenter_img Culling vampire bats is for suckers, says study © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org)—BBC documentarians filming for a special called “Penguins: Spy in the huddle” have captured video of vampire bats feeding on juvenile Humboldt penguins in a cave in the Atacama Desert in southern Peru. Until now, such attacks had never been witnessed by human eyes, though scientists had good reason to believe they occurred—bite marks on the feet of juveniles are quite common.last_img read more

Presidential candidate Ricardo Anaya asks Trump to protect Dreamers
Presidential candidate Ricardo Anaya asks Trump to protect Dreamers

first_imgMexico City, Mexico — The pre-candidate of the coalition Por México al Frente Ricardo Anaya, asked the president of the United States, Donald Trump, to protect the dreamers and prevent their dreams from becoming a currency for calculations and political transactions.In a YouTube video posted in English, he pointed out that all migrants deserve respect and their children also deserve protection.“There are 35 million Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the United States, which is the equivalent of the entire population of Canada, but keep in mind that four out of five are US citizens or legal residents,” he said.Anaya Cortés highlighted that the dreamers, young people who were taken by their parents to the United States while they were still children, grew up in the United States.“It’s the place of your first memories, it’s your home,” he said.Their situation arouses sympathy and a sense of solidarity in the hearts of the vast majority of Americans, to such an extent that the government of the United States created the program known as DACA, which allows them to remain in the United States,” he said.He pointed out that today there is a danger that the DACA program will disappear and that more than 600,000 dreamers will be sent to Mexico.He said that the political negotiations have turned that program, and the route toward the citizenship of the dreamers, into a simple matter of compromise. A quid pro quo to build an offensive and useless border wall.The presidential candidate said that, with a 3,000 kilometer border, the national security of the United States depends directly on a stable and cooperative Mexico, not on a wall.“Mr. President, you said in your State of the Union address that ‘Americans are also dreamers’. Let me say that the dreamers, these young men and women, are also Americans,” he said.He asked the president to do the right thing.“Do not use immigrants as an article of political commitment. Help them now and they will make you proud. Dreamers, you are not alone,” he concluded.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)last_img read more

Motorist arrested after hitting pedestrian
Motorist arrested after hitting pedestrian

first_imgClick on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics. If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them. To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A pedestrian was injured on the R103 bypass yesterday afternoon (October 26) after being hit by a car.One vehicle was involved in the accident.ER24, EMRS, Sharaj Ambulance Services,  Public Safety and towing services were on scene.The driver was arrested for reckless driving and being under the influence of alcohol.DID YOU KNOW?last_img read more