After the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland or NSCN (I-M), an extremist group in Meghalaya has demanded a separate flag and constitution as part of its peace deal with New Delhi.The Centre’s bid to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill appears to have been the trigger.The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) was formed in 1993 to fight for the “liberation” of the Khasi-Jaintia people from the Indian Union. The outfit went into decline after its chairman Julius Dorphang surrendered in 2007, but of late the outfit has been carrying out extortion and other subversive activities.The Ministry of Home Affairs had on November 18 cited the HNLC’s “increased activities” to extend the ban on the group, whose general secretary Saiñkupar Nongtraw took to social media to demand a separate flag, constitution, parliament and a supreme court for the Khasi people.Mr. Nongtraw justified the demand by saying New Delhi has always made laws that are not beneficial for the minority tribes. “When you seek ILP (Inner Line Permit), the government gave CAB (Citizenship Amendment Bill), and instead of the VAB (Village Administration Bill), the government wants municipal election,” he said.The extremist leader said the HNLC would continue to fight for a separate homeland for the tribe it represents. “Since India has a Parliament, Flag, Constitution and a Supreme Court, the Khasi people also should have their Parliament, Flag, Constitution and a Supreme Court. And, this is equality that the HNLC is fighting for,” he said.
Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles04:21Faeldon, BuCor exec clash at Senate over early release of convicts02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue National team player Mike Ott bagged two goals to match Schrock’s output for the Busmen, who will face fierce rival Kaya Iloilo in the title match on Saturday.“It was a real dogfight,” said Schrock. “From two-nil down we went four-two up. We were a little bit shaky in the end but overall, everybody stepped up during this competition and everybody is proud of what we’ve achieved.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceKaya overpowered Mendiola FC, 3-0, in the other semifinal duel to secure the second AFC Cup berth. Kenshiro Daniels, Masa Omura and Darryl Roberts were all on target for the Iloilo side, which finished second in the league behind Ceres.While Kaya cruised to a trouble-free triumph, the Busmen were made to sweat by a gritty Stallion side that took a 2-0 lead in the first 15 minutes after goals from Edris Najim and Abou Sy. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Fresh off his selection to the Asean Football Federation’s Best XI players of the year, Stephan Schrock quickly made his presence felt for his club, Ceres-Negros.Captaining the side in place of Carlie De Murga, Schrock sparked the Busmen’s remarkable comeback from two goals down as Ceres-Negros subdued Stallion Laguna, 4-3, on Sunday to reach the finals of the Copa Paulino Alcantara at Biñan Football Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Rice industry paralysis Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Schrock cut the deficit with an 18th minute strike, before Ott equalized 11 minutes later.Schrock found the back of the net again in the 69th minute and Ott made it 4-2 in the 77th minute, before Jhan Melliza pulled a goal back five minutes from time for Stallion.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ronaldo angry at coach Sarri after another substitution Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress View comments
Jim FitzPatrick, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Medical Center has resigned.FitzPatrick has been the hospital’s C-E-O since 2014.Prior to assuming the role at Mercy, FitzPatrick served as senior vice president for Network Development for Mercy Health Network and 10 years as president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City.Regional Chief Financial Officer Rod Schlader has been named interim CEO.No reason was stated for FitzPatrick’s resignation.He will remain with the organization through the fall to support Schlader during the transition.The Trinity Health leadership team and the Mercy Sioux City Board of Directors will begin a national search for a permanent CEO immediately.
Brazil Coutinho ‘100 per cent fit’ ahead of England clash Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 03:54 11/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Brazil Premier League Friendlies England v Brazil Liverpool England Philippe Coutinho The attacking midfielder had missed his club side’s previous three games, but is back in contention to start against the Three Lions Liverpool and Brazil star Philippe Coutinho insists he is “100 per cent fit” following his recent thigh injury and is set to feature against England at Wembley on Tuesday.Coutinho last featured for club or country on October 22 in Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat to Tottenham in the Premier League, with the muscle problem forcing him to miss their following three matches.Brazil 5/6 to beat England Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He was called up to Brazil’s squad despite the injury and sat out of their friendly with Japan on Friday, but the 25-year-old’s recovery has since gone to plan.And now he is raring to go, with the match against England giving him the perfect opportunity to build up a bit of match fitness ahead of returning to action with Liverpool.”Unfortunately, I could not play for Liverpool in the past three games because of injury,” Coutinho told reporters.”Now I feel 100% fit, I have recovered and I am in a good shape to be available for the game against England.”I never want to miss any Brazil games. I am honoured to wear this shirt whenever I can.”England will be our first European opponent under Tite [Brazil coach]. We are looking forward to battling with them”They have a lot of quality players who operate in a top league like the Premier League. It will no doubt be a difficult encounter.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Australia cricket team The Observer Share via Email Read more Share on WhatsApp The Ashes “It’s been pretty cool,” Denly said. “I missed the birth of my son [in 2016] because I was at a county match in Derby. It was good to see my little girl come into the world.“We haven’t named her yet but once I get back we’ll have a chat about that. My wife has some interesting names on the list, so hopefully I can persuade her otherwise.“It would have been nice to get to that milestone today having worked so hard but England are in a good position. Hopefully I have impressed the selectors.“Whenever you open the batting there is expectation to score runs and do well. It’s been frustrating to get starts and not cash in. This Australian attack make you work hard for every run.” England cricket team Since you’re here… Share on Messenger news Joe Denly misses out on century but steers England to dominant position Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Share on Facebook It was a maddening day for Australia, who will resume in the morning with two wickets still to claim and the lead already up to 382 runs. Their hopes of securing a first outright Ashes series win on English soil since 2001 are fading.There were errors along the way, too, both in the catching department and the failure to review lbw shouts against Denly on 54 and Buttler on 19. Both were shown to be out, continuing a poor series for Tim Paine when using the review system. The Australia captain joked: “I’m going to do some umpiring school when I get home, I’ll enrol in a level-three umpires course and see if I can get them right. We’re having a mare.“It happens. It’s fast, it’s a tough job. As I’ve said throughout the whole Test series I’ve got a new respect for umpiring, particularly in Test cricket because it’s a bloody hard job. For years players whinged about umpiring and now we’ve got it in our hands a little bit and we’re finding that it’s hard.” Topics Cricket Australia sport Joe Denly hopes he has now booked a place on England’s winter tours after a rollercoaster match during which he has witnessed the birth of his second child and now registered a career-best Test score.While falling six runs short of a maiden hundred on day three at the Oval, Denly’s third half-century in three matches has seen his series end on an upward curve before the squad for the two‑Test series in New Zealand in late November is picked.The 33-year-old right-hander slipped away on the first evening of the match to be present while his wife, Stacy, gave birth, before returning to the England camp and delivering on the field. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Read more Share on LinkedIn Barney Ronay at the Oval Joe Denly shows a wealth of class to prove Ed Smith’s hunch on the money Ashes 2019 Reuse this content
AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The Heisman Trophy winner is never won in September. There’s a reason the phrase “September Heisman” exists, after all. There have been a bunch of players to dominate the season’s first month, appearing to be in line for the sport’s most-prestigious trophy, only to falter in the season’s final months.However, Vegas’ odds for the 2018 Heisman Trophy have revealed a clear favorite after Week 1.Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is a 3/1 favorite to win the award after the season’s opening weekend.Tagovailoa looked great in the Crimson Tide’s blowout win over Louisville. Nick Saban named him the starter at QB for Week 2 on Monday.Here are the full odds:Will Grier, McKenzie Milton make biggest jumps in new Heisman odds via @LVSuperBookTagovailoa 3/1Grier 6/1McSorley 10/1Love, Milton, Taylor 12/1Anderson, Murray 20/1Fromm, Herbert, Tate 25/1Haskins, Lock, Stidham, Wimbush 30/1Daniels, Harris, Lawrence 40/1Browning 50/1— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 4, 2018Kyler Murray at 20/1 seems like a decent bet based on his Week 1 showing. Oklahoma seems primed for another College Football Playoff run, too.Who would you bet on right now?
Rabat – Morocco’s national football team manager, Hervé Renard, contacted the Moroccan-Senegalese professional footballer Issa Diop.of the Toulouse FC requesting Pre-World Cup friendlies with the Atlas Lions scheduled for next month.In this season, the Moroccan-Senegalese central defender participated in 20 matches and scored two goals for Toulouse FC, which is ranked 15th in League 1. The 21-year-old started his career with SC Balma in 2004, and after two years, his hometown football club spotted him andhe moved to Toulouse FC.Diop won the Euro in 2016 with the France’s Under-19 team. He also earned 38 appearances with France at the youth level.In addition, Diop’s grandfather Labysse Diop was the first Senegalese footballer in League 1.The Moroccan national football team is set to play friendly games before heading to Russia for the 2018 World Cup.The Atlas Lions will play a friendly against Argentina on March 17, Serbia on March 23 in London, and against Uzbekistan in Casablanca on March 27.his participation in friendlies? or friendlies against Toulouse?
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses restocked their shelves and warehouses in July at the fastest pace since January as their sales rose, a hopeful sign for economic growth.Business stockpiles increased 0.4 per cent in July from June, the Commerce Department said Friday, after ticking up just 0.1 per cent the previous month. Total business sales rose 0.6 per cent in July, up from just 0.2 per cent in June.Rising stockpiles can be a good sign for the economy because they suggest companies expect greater sales. Greater inventory building also means businesses ordered more goods, boosting factory production and economic growth. And higher sales mean that companies are less likely to be stuck with excess goods.Business stockpiles in July stood at a seasonally adjusted $1.66 trillion, 3.2 per cent higher than a year ago.Retail stockpiles grew 0.8 per cent, manufacturers increased theirs 0.2 per cent and wholesalers added just 0.1 per cent. Manufacturers account for about 40 per cent of business inventories, retailers about one-third and wholesalers the rest.A separate report Friday showed that retail sales grew 0.2 per cent in August, the slowest pace in four months. Still, July’s sales were revised higher to 0.4 per cent from 0.2 per cent. The figures suggested that consumer spending is growing at a steady but modest pace.Faster restocking contributed nearly 0.6 percentage points to economic growth in the April-June quarter. The economy expanded 2.5 per cent at an annual pace in that period.Still, economists forecast that growth will likely slow in the current July-September quarter to an annual rate of 2 per cent or less. Consumers remain cautious and businesses have cut back on their spending on industrial machinery and other factory goods. US businesses step up restocking in July as sales rise, a positive sign for economic growth by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Sep 13, 2013 10:06 am MDT
“UNICEF condemns yesterday’s shelling of a school near Damascus that killed a number of students and a teacher,” said the agency’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Director, Maria Calivis, in a statement.“Since the violence in Syria began, schools have been looted, vandalized and burned,” Ms. Calivis added. “This is unacceptable. Schools are, and must remain, zones of peace.”Violence has gripped Syria since protests that began against the President Bashar al-Assad 21 month ago turned into a revolt amid a government crackdown. Civilians make up the vast majority of the at least 20,000 people killed in the conflict, while 2.5 million Syrians need humanitarian assistance, and another 475,000 have fled the country and have either registered, or are registering, as refugees, according to UN estimates.In its statement, UNICEF reiterated earlier demands it has made for children to be spared the violence.“UNICEF renews its call for all parties to the conflict in Syria to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law and to ensure that all children are protected at all times,” Ms. Calivis said.According to media reports, at least 28 students and a teacher were killed when a mortar hit the Batiha school in al-Wafidin camp, a community 20 kilometres northeast of the capital that is home to about 25,000 people displaced when Israel captured the Golan Heights during the 1967 war.The reports said Syria’s official Sana news agency accused Syrian rebel forces of the attack, while rebel forces blamed Government forces.
CAROLINA (6-5) at TAMPA BAY (4-7)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE – Panthers by 4RECORD VS. SPREAD – Carolina 5-6, Tampa Bay 4-6-1SERIES RECORD – Carolina leads 23-13LAST MEETING – Panthers beat Buccaneers 42-28, Nov. 4LAST WEEK – Panthers lost to Seahawks 30-27; Buccaneers beat 49ers 27-9AP PRO32 RANKING – Panthers No. 14, Buccaneers No. 26PANTHERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (13), RUSH (3), PASS (22).PANTHERS Defence – OVERALL (14), RUSH (6), PASS (22).BUCCANEERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (1), RUSH (26), PASS (1).BUCCANEERS Defence – OVERALL (27), RUSH (18), PASS (27).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Panthers have lost three straight. … Cam Newton completed 19 of 25 for 247 yards with two touchdowns vs. zero interceptions in last meeting between NFC South rivals. … In two division games, Newton has thrown for 582 yards, five TDs vs. one interception. … RB Christian McCaffrey had 125 yards rushing, 112 receiving for club-record 237 scrimmage yards and two TDs last week, becoming fifth player since 2000 with 100-plus rushing yards, 100-plus receiving yards, a rushing TD and TD reception in same game. … Panthers rookie WR D.J. Moore has 17 receptions for 248 yards in past two games. … DE Mario Addison had career-high three sacks against Bucs on Nov. 4. He has six in past four outings vs. Tampa Bay. … Bucs QB Jameis Winston sparkled against 49ers last week in first start in month. Completed 29 of 38 passes for 312 yards and two TDs with no turnovers. … Bucs RB Peyton Barber has rushing TDs past two weeks. … Tampa Bay WR Mike Evans has six 100-yard games this season. He had six catches for 116 yards last week, joining Hall of Famer Randy Moss and A.J. Green as only players in NFL history to begin career with five consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. … Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 10 1/2 sacks. He’s first Bucs player with double-digit sacks since Simeon Rice (14) in 2005. … Fantasy tip: Panthers scored TDs on five consecutive possessions, building 35-7 lead before holding off Bucs’ second-half rally in earlier meeting. Winston did not play that game.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press
Ohio State women’s basketball coach Jim Foster hasn’t quite embraced the idea of social media. “I mean really, tweeting?” Foster said. “Who cares what you think at the moment, you’re going to change your mind in five.” He might not tweet about his 760 career wins, a Final Four appearance or being 12th on the all-time NCAA wins list, but he’s not afraid to share one aspect of his career: getting all his players to earn degrees. Before coming to OSU in 2002, he coached at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa. At each school, every player he has coached has graduated. “I don’t think you ever start out to do anything like that,” Foster said. “It just sort of happened.” Many student-athletes perform a delicate balancing act when it comes to studies and sports. Foster said he understands the difficulties students face, but his past experiences have shaped the standard he holds for his players. After his enlistment in the Army, which included a tour in Vietnam, Foster attended junior college before enrolling at Temple University in Philadelphia. While at Temple, he coached boys and girls basketball at a high school in Wyncote, Pa. In 1978, the Temple undergraduate was named women’s coach at nearby St. Joseph’s University. “For the last two years I was coaching college players while pursuing my degree at Temple,” Foster said. That’s not all he was doing. On top of being a full-time student and an NCAA coach, Foster ran a group home for neglected boys while also bartending. It all totaled for an 80-hour workweek. “I never quite understood the difficulty in managing your schedule,” he said. Foster’s message of hard work on the court and in the classroom is evident in his former student-athletes. “There was not ‘athlete’ in the word — you were a student first,” said Emily Beth Howe, a former Buckeye who played under Foster. Howe graduated OSU in 2005 with a business degree before attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., where she earned her master’s in sports management. She now works in sales at the OSU athletic department and said she still remembers what Foster expected from his players. “He didn’t care if you scored two points or 20 points,” Howe said. “The importance was academics.” Even when a player transferred from the team, Foster said he kept tabs on their progress. The scholarships Foster has given student-athletes afforded some an opportunity to attend college when they otherwise might not have. That opportunity creates a positive ripple effect for the coming generations, Foster said. “Now their children are getting ready for college,” Foster said. “And if they hadn’t been given the opportunity, the next generation probably wouldn’t be in the position they’re in.” In an era where some student-athletes are blinded by short-term success, rather than long-term goals, Foster has a message. “The more you discipline yourself now, the more opportunity for success you’re going to have later,” he said. Although the younger generation might forget in five minutes, that message might be a thought worth tweeting about. Ohio
Image: Shutterstock/Ilya Andriyanov JOHN* SAID HIS life was relatively normal until first class, when his father became violent.“He would beat up my mam and when my older brother and I would try to protect her, we would take a beating for getting in the way.”Speaking to a crowded room in Dublin during the week, John calmly outlined the abuse he received at the hands of his father and brother throughout his childhood.“Over time [my father] grew to dislike us and would beat us up every day.“When I wasn’t taking a beating from my old man, I was taking a beating from my brother and I was always put down with no chance for recovery. In other words I was strongly against being given a mentor, I thought it would have been more beneficial at a younger age.However, after meeting Mick – his Le Chéile mentor – and learning that he was doing the work on voluntary basis, John warmed to him.“It was nice to be able to speak to someone in higher position without being looked down upon,” he said.“I was able to run things by Mick such as everyday troubles, hassles and stress and we were able to laugh things over.As a result we became good friends. As time passed I found it to be a nice break from the stress caused by everyday life, such as work and college.John recently dropped out of a college course and has plans to travel and work abroad in the future.He said the Le Chéile service had helped him by bringing a positive adult role model into his life for the first time.“I never had a role model in my life as my old man left when I was young and my older brother was in and out of foster care,” said John.Mick my mentor was influential and a true leader and the best role model and easy to get along with.Read: ‘They made me realise that… I’m not worth nothing’: The positive effects of mentoring at-risk youthsRead: More parents are using children to shoplift for them, according to retailers Once my older brother reached 12 he was put into foster care. I was left to fend for myself. I still tried to protect my mam but the beatings got worse. I lived in constant fear until I reached the age of 12 when my old man left.Soon after John’s father left the home, his brother returned.Soon after my brother moved back home and he would beat me up every day. That was my childhood.Le ChéileJohn was speaking at the head office of the probation services in Dublin on Thursday morning, at the launch of a report on Le Chéile.Le Chéile is a community-based volunteer mentoring and family support service. It works with young people who have committed crimes of are at risk of offending.The charity works by way of referrals by the courts to the probation service. The charity then supplies the at-risk young person – aged between 12 and 21 – with a voluntary mentor in their community who works and meets with them.John had gone through a lot of different social workers and had spent a long time within the court system before he was linked up with Le Chéile at age 18.Facing extreme abuse in his home, John left and started to stay at friends’ houses. He began to drink alcohol and use drugs.“When I started secondary school I wanted to be just like my older brother, so I started drinking and smoking and getting into scraps. Even still he would beat me up. I felt like I couldn’t do anything right,” he said.“I spent most of my time at my friend’s place getting drunk or high for about a year, then I progressed onto heavier drugs.Until one night, I accidentally overdosed and was found laying dead on the street.John was rushed to hospital and was “very lucky to survive”. He went into a treatment centre, but when he left treatment he fell into the same old habits.He completed his Leaving Certificate when he was 17. Since then, John has completed a psychology and social sciences course; he has also undertaken a number of community-based psychoanalysis, counselling and psychotherapy courses.Community mentorInitially, John wasn’t happy with being assigned a volunteer mentor by the probation service.“I was 18 at the time and felt I had my life in order,” he said.“At this point I was in court since age of 14 on a monthly basis. So the idea of a further year’s probation really got on my nerves.Then to be given a mentor on top of already going through after care and having a probation officer, a social worker, counsellor, career advisor… Image: Shutterstock/Ilya Andriyanov Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3315316 8 Comments By Cormac Fitzgerald Apr 3rd 2017, 6:05 AM ‘When I wasn’t taking a beating from my old man, I was taking a beating from my brother’ At a recent launch a young man spoke about growing up with abuse. 21,916 Views Share34 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 3 Apr 2017, 6:05 AM
Etude : la dépression entraîne bel et bien une prise de poidsGrande-Bretagne – Une étude de l’université d’Alabama l’a confirmé : une dépression peut entraîner une prise de poids, et notamment mener à une obésité abdominale. L’étude, publiée dans l’American Journal of Public Health, a porté sur les données récoltées dans le cadre de l’enquête Cardya (Coronary artery risk development in young adults). Cette étude basée sur l’observation de 5.115 hommes et femmes de 18 à 30 ans a permis d’identifier quelques facteurs menant à l’obésité. La professeure Belinda Needham a ensuite réussi à déterminer un lien entre dépression et obésité, notamment l’obésité abdominale.En effet, durant une période de 15 ans, les adultes suivis ayant subi divers épisodes dépressifs ont pris du poids bien plus vite que les autres. En revanche, ceux qui avaient commencé à grossir n’ont pas subi de dépression. C’est donc bien la dépression qui entraîne la prise de poids et non l’inverse.L’obésité abdominale est liée à des risques accrus de développer un cancer, ainsi qu’à une augmentation de l’occurrence des maladies cardiovasculaires. Le 19 juin 2010 à 09:22 • Emmanuel Perrin
Grippe : l’épidémie démarre en France métropolitaineSelon le réseau Sentinelles-Inserm, la grippe a franchi le seuil épidémique la semaine dernière en France métropolitaine. Le nombre de cas devrait continuer d’augmenter au cours des prochains jours marquant le début de l’épidémie de grippe hivernale.La grippe n’a pas attendu 2013 pour arriver en force sur l’Hexagone. Alors que la maladie était restée discrète jusqu’ici, ne montrant qu’une activité faible, elle est aujourd’hui en pleine recrudescence. C’est ce qu’a annoncé dans son dernier bulletin le réseau Sentinelles-Inserm indiquant que la grippe a franchi le seuil épidémique en France métropolitaine.En effet, le réseau a indiqué mercredi avoir enregistré la première semaine de grippe au-dessus du seuil épidémique, avec 130.000 nouveaux cas. La semaine dernière, les nouveaux cas de syndromes grippaux vus en consultation de médecine générale ont été estimés à 204 cas pour 100.000 habitants, soit un niveau au-dessus du seuil épidémique situé à 174 cas pour 100.000 habitants, note-t-il cité par l’AFP. Plus en détail, cinq régions ont montré des incidences plus élevées : la Champagne-Ardenne où 682 cas pour 100.000 habitants ont été identifiés, le Nord-Pas-de-Calais (475), le Poitou-Charentes (347), l’Aquitaine (298) et la Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur (190). L’âge médian des personnes concernées était de 26 ans : les plus jeunes avaient neuf mois et les plus âgés 79 ans. À lire aussiDes amibes dévoreuses de cerveau seraient en train de se répandre aux États-UnisCette augmentation traduit, selon le réseau Sentinelles, le démarrage de l’épidémie hivernale de grippe. Ainsi, en se basant sur le modèle de prévision basé sur les données historiques, le niveau d’activité des syndromes grippaux (fièvre supérieure à 39°C, d’apparition brutale, accompagnée de myalgies et de signes respiratoires) devrait continuer d’augmenter cette semaine, explique t-il. Pour tout savoir sur la grippe, consultez notre dossier. Le 26 décembre 2012 à 11:35 • Maxime Lambert
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. EA Is Taking Another Crack at Single-Player Star Wars, Battlefront II6 Awesome Star Wars Video Games in Humble Bundle’s Huge May the 4th Sale Stay on target Over the weekend, EA took to Reddit and attempted to justify the high price of heroes in Star Wars: Battlefront II. This didn’t go over well with gamers, who made the thread the most downvoted in Reddit history. After things reached a boiling point (more on that later), EA has taken measures to save face with fans.“Making games great comes from regular tuning. As one example, today we’re making a substantial change based on what we’ve seen during the Play First trial,” said EA on their official website. “There’s been a lot of discussion around a number of in-game credits (and time) it takes to unlock some of our heroes, especially Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Unlocking a hero is a great accomplishment in the game, something we want players to have fun earning. We used data from the beta to help set those levels, but it’s clear that more changes were needed.“So, we’re reducing the amount of credits needed to unlock the top heroes by 75%. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will now be available for 15,000 credits; Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa for 10,000 credits; and Iden at 5,000 credits. Based on what we’ve seen in the trial, this amount will make earning these heroes an achievement, but one that will be accessible for all players.“It’s a big change, and it’s one we can make quickly. It will be live today, with an update that is getting loaded into the game.”While it’s great EA decided to change how Battlefront II‘s microtransactions work, it’s a shame things got so toxic. These days, it’s not enough for people to respectfully express their grievances with corporate entities. Instead, some think it’s perfectly acceptable to harass or even threaten the lives of developers. I’m obviously not going to defend EA’s monetization methods, but I can’t defend the actions of my fellow gamers either. This is unacceptable behavior.With this debacle out of the way, perhaps we can talk about what Star Wars: Battlefront II has to offer.
Some voters in Broward said they waited for about two hours to cast their ballots. One of them told 7News the wait felt lengthy. “It was long. If I didn’t have a friend with me, it would have been worse. It was long,” she said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – As early voting came to an end across Florida, Sunday night, one polling location in Miami remained open two additional hours after the state’s Democratic Party filed a lawsuit over road closures.Miami-Dade Elections Deputy Supervisor Carolina Lopez said the department received the order for the Lemon City Branch Library, located at 430 N.E. 61st St., to stay open until 9 p.m.The Miami Herald reported that Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas granted the Florida Democrats’ emergency request.The article stated, “Democrats cited road closings due to a race – the iRace 5K/10K – and a nearby, unrelated car accident for keeping voters from the polls.”The article, however, also stated turnout was not unusually high at the Lemon City location on Sunday.RELATED: Florida: 6 million votes cast amid a push for moreMeanwhile, in Broward County, several polling spots were extended due to the long lines. 7News cameras captured about 100 people in line at the West Regional Library in Plantation.Even though voting across Florida closed at 7 p.m., people already in line at that time were allowed to stay.
(WSVN) – Dash cam video captured a shocking wreck Monday in Missouri involving a Lowe’s delivery truck.The video shows the truck approaching the intersection on the opposite side of the road.The truck reportedly ran a red light, causing a red vehicle to plow into it in the intersection. The crash sends the truck onto its side, hitting vehicles waiting for the light on the opposite side.The two men in the Lowe’s truck were not injured, but the woman driving the vehicle that hit the truck was taken by ambulance to the hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
State services like the pioneers’ home, the aerospace corporation and the agriculture division should be Alaska’s lowest priorities, according to participants in a budget conference held by Gov. Bill Walker.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that those three services were the only ones identified as low priorities Saturday during the three-day conference at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.Participants were asked to rank operations as critical, medium or low and review their current funding levels.Nearly every other state service was considered critical by the groups at Saturday’s sessions. Conversations considered how the state could afford to continue to offer services after oil revenue took a free fall.Department of Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck says the exercise resulted in about $20 million worth of cuts.
Alaska banned texting while driving in 2008. The maximum penalty for a first time offense is $10,000, the highest in the country. And in Sitka, the Assembly cracked down on the issue even further. On Tuesday night, the group passed a law that would fine those caught with a phone in their hand while driving. The policy intends to reduce distracted driving, but it’s rules are of deep concern to some local taxi drivers.Tuesday night (4-26-16), the Sitka Assembly passed a law that would fine those using their phone while driving. Exceptions are made for hands-free use. (Photo courtesy of Her Campus Media)See Sitka’s new Distracted Driving law here: Ord 2016-05 AMENDEDAnyone caught holding a phone while talking, text messaging, browsing the internet, playing a game, listening to music, or using GPS technology will be fined. And these rules apply even when the vehicle is stopped at a sign or a traffic light. Drivers can, however, legally use a phone hands-free – with voice or Bluetooth technology.Can you answer the phone and drive a car at the same time?Siggurd Rutter says yes. He manages 738-Taxi, a small cab company in Sitka. “I may be getting a phone call in the middle of this testimony just to show you that I can answer the phone without taking my eyes off the road,” he said while addressing the Assembly during public testimony.The ordinance to regulate cell phone use in vehicles originally exempted commercial drivers like Rutter – those who operate cabs, delivery trucks, emergency response vehicles, and other commercial drivers – from this law entirely.But at their last meeting, the Assembly voted to remove that exemption, making Sitka’s cell phone laws stricter than the state of Alaska’s.Rutter pointed out that the state’s anti-texting ban pardons commercial drivers and allows for flip phones. “These old style phones have features that allow them to be operated. I can feel the raised buttons. I can re-dial my dispatcher,” Rutter said. “These are kind of the Helen Keller model as opposed to the featureless smart phones that require so much attention to answer.”At one point, Rutter’s got a call. And with the flick of a wrist, Star Trek communicator style, he flipped open his black mobile. Does that maneuver compromise your driving ability?You may not think so, but Doug Osborne, chair of the Health and Human Services Commission, cites data saying otherwise. Addressing the Assembly, he said, “Multi-tasking is a myth because the brain cannot do two things at once. It just bounces back and forth between the two tasks. That isn’t an opinion. That’s research. And I stand by every single thing I’ve shared in those last six months in terms of where those numbers have come from.”One number? Cell phones were responsible for 1.6 million crashes in 2008. That’saccording to the National Safety Council.With a clipboard in hand and figures like these at the tip of his tongue, Osborne has been marshaling support for this ordinance for over a year. And in that year, over two dozen Sitkans were treated at Sitka Community Hospital, where Osborne works, for accident-related injuries.Osborne said, “Every community has two choices. We could do nothing and just chalk them up as accidents. Or we could do the best practice. And the best practice is education, you pass a policy, and you enforce it.”Enforcement, however, is difficult. Assembly member Aaron Swanson asked Sitka Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt how many people were pulled over for texting while driving. Schmitt said it’s rare and that, “Generally speaking, texting while driving is an add-on after an accident happened.”Swanson also wondered whether police would have a right to examine a phone for evidence of use. Schmitt felt that wouldn’t come to pass and because the violation is a primary offense, citations would be issued at the discretion of police officers. “Cop stops them and says, ‘It appeared you would be talking on your phone.’ And if they say no, I think they’ll just write them a ticket. That’s what I would do,” Schmitt said.While the ordinance does not specify what the fines will be, Schmitt anticipated it would fall within the neighborhood of $25.Mayor Mim McConnell said her office got a lot of e-mails in support of the policy and that swayed both her vote and her habits. “Even though I have tried in the past to not answer the phone when I’m driving, there’s times when I have. But I want to make sure that I’m doing it right all the time. So I’m going to be using a speakerphone device that uses Bluetooth. Whether or not this passes, I’m going to change my behavior,” McConnell said.Pass it did, on third and final reading by a vote of 5-2, with Aaron Swanson and Steven Eisenbeisz voting against. The new policy will go into effect in 30 days. During first reading, the Assembly directed the Sitka Police Department to allow those fined to donate their payments to Sitka’s EMS services.