Premier League: Manchester City return to winning ways, Chelsea beat Crystal Palace

first_imgManchester City bounced back from two consecutive defeats to beat Southampton 3-1 on Sunday and cut the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to seven points before the top two meet on Thursday.Pep Guardiola’s champions needed to regain their footing after stumbling against Crystal Palace and Leicester, and did so with strikes from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and James Ward-Prowse’s own goal at St. Mary’s.Charlie Austin should have put Southampton ahead but miscontrolled the ball after being played in on goal and City immediately took advantage, with Bernardo Silva teeing up David Silva to slot home unmarked in the 10th minute.Alex McCarthy made a good save to keep out Aguero from point-blank range after good work by Sterling and City were made to pay for their profligacy when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg slammed home after robbing Oleksandr Zinchenko.City regained the lead when Sterling’s cut-back deflected against Ward-Prowse and in after 45 minutes and Aguero headed home another from Zinchenko’s cross in the third minute of first-half stoppage time.McCarthy made good saves to deny Sterling and Mahrez after the break, while Aguero hit the crossbar and Hojbjerg was sent off for a rash tackle on Fernandinho.City’s Brazilian defensive midfielder returned to the side after missing three matches with a thigh injury and added security in the City defence but missed chances, particularly from Mahrez, prevented them from adding to their tally.Defeat left Southampton 17th in the table on 15 points, the same as 18th placed Burnley, who beat West Ham United 2-0 on Sunday.advertisementKANTE STARS IN CHELSEA WINChelsea kept up their pursuit of the Premier League’s top three clubs with a 1-0 win away to London rivals Crystal Palace on Sunday, thanks to a strike by N’Golo Kante early in the second half.Chelsea had to work hard to break down Palace who had taken seven points in their previous three matches, including a shock win over champions Manchester City, but seemed content to allow their visitors most of the possession.After a sterile first 35 minutes, Willian smacked the post with a swinging free kick and Ross Barkley hit the same upright soon afterwards with an acrobatic overhead effort.Kante broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when his darting run into the Palace penalty area was spotted by defender David Luiz who fed the France World Cup winner to score from close range.Palace substitute Connor Wickham spurned the hosts’ best chance of the game when he toe-punted a shot over the bar in the dying minutes.Chelsea remain in fourth place in the Premier League, one point behind Manchester City who were playing later on Sunday and two points adrift of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, but 11 behind leaders Liverpool. Crystal Palace remain in 14th spot.The win also gave Chelsea an important five-point cushion over Arsenal, their nearest challengers for the fourth Champions League spot who were hammered 5-1 by Liverpool on Saturday.Also Watch:last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Bangladesh part ways with head coach Steve Rhodes

first_imgBangladesh have parted ways with head coach Steve Rhodes after their eighth-placed finish at the World Cup, ESPNcricinfo reported on Monday.Former England wicketkeeper Rhodes took charge of the team in June 2018 on a two-year contract that was set to end after next year’s Twenty20 World Cup.”The board had a review following the Pakistan match (Bangladesh’s last game at the World Cup) in a meeting in London,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Chief Executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury as saying.”It was decided that the BCB and Steve Rhodes will not continue on their agreement. The separation was by mutual consent. The BCB has not yet decided on a new coach for the Sri Lanka series, which is their next assignment.”Bangladesh are scheduled to play three one-day internationals in Sri Lanka this.ALSO READ | World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson urges New Zealand to play with freedom vs ‘high-quality’ IndiaALSO READ | World Cup 2019: India already have one foot in the final, feels Michael ClarkeALSO WATCH | Watch: Fans wish MS Dhoni as Indian players arrive in Manchester ahead of World Cup semi-finallast_img read more

Diego Maradona takes Spurs’ No. 10 shirt

first_imgTottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Watch out, Harry Kane! Diego Maradona receives Spurs’ No. 10 shirt on Wembley trip Goal Last updated 2 years ago 00:45 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Diego Maradona Tottenham Liverpool Getty Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool Premier League As an ex-team-mate and old friend of Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, the Argentina legend was invited to the club’s temporary home on Sunday Harry Kane has been in sparkling form for Tottenham recently, but he has some way to go if he is to match the latest bearer of Spurs’ No. 10 shirt – none other than Diego Maradona. The Argentina legend was invited to Wembley on Sunday to take in Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Liverpool. BTTS in Man Utd v Spurs 5/6 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 is an old friend of manager Mauricio Pochettino, with the pair sharing a dressing room during Diego’s short stay at Newell’s Old Boys in 1995, and he did not pass up the chance to see the likes of Kane in action on this latest visit to London.Diego Maradona Tottenham LiverpoolMaradona was paraded across the famous pitch prior to kick off, and received a jersey emblazoned with the number that made him famous in his playing days. Diego also posed for photos with fans in the stands, and was his usual exuberant self as he appeared to enjoy every minute of his visit. Diego Maradona Tottenham LiverpoolAfter Wembley, the football icon will stay in London to participate in FIFA’s The Best award ceremony on Monday evening. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Luke Swanson’s Tripty Project aims to benefit, celebrate Bangladeshi culture

first_img Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spirits Let’s say for instance you have a hankering for a cheeseburger. Do you opt for a cheap, quickly made option from McDonald’s or would you, perhaps, instead enjoy a handmade, quality-made burger from a lesser known establishment? Obviously for most people, the answer to this question would almost universally point towards the latter of these options. Simply put, people enjoy quality over quantity. So why don’t more people use this line of reasoning for something like the type of clothing or accessories they wear? In time, this is one of the very questions entrepreneur Luke Swanson hopes to answer with his fair trade, responsibly-sourced supply chain company, the Tripty Project.Following roughly two years of work in the environmental science industry in Bangladesh, Swanson decided he wanted to create something which possessed the ability to make a positive impact on the communities in Bangladesh. After witnessing a number of non-governmental organizations misspending money within the country — and seeing firsthand the kind of fallout created by the horrific Rana Plaza collapse in 2013 — creating positive business was paramount for Swanson.“We tried to come up with an idea to work with local organizations that already had a small thing going in the area,” Swanson tells The Manual. “We wanted to make those companies more resilient.”Born from this notion was one of the pillars of the Tripty Project’s entire philosophy, Slow Fashion. A direct response to Fast Fashion — think H&M, Gap, etc. — Swanson intended to avoid pushing out low quality, poorly sourced goods just to save a few cents on each unit. Instead, Swanson and co-founder Brooke McEver wanted to focus on the brand’s process, concentrating on quality of materials and developing something which doesn’t foster continuous consumption. The goal was to create a sustainable company that boosts the culture, society, and environment of Bangladesh for its locals. Today, the duo personally sources the materials used for each project — currently the Tripty Project offers jackets, quilts, and backpacks — and strives to remain as innovative with its use of fabrics as possible.Related: Portland brands take center stage with MadeHere PDXThough the concept for the company officially came to be some two and a half years ago, Swanson admits the company has become more formal over the past year and a half. After toying with the branding and developing a sustainable business plan, Swanson and McEver took the Tripty Project to the popular crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. The initial hope was that a project such as theirs would show people an ethical supply chain isn’t entirely far-fetched but rather, completely feasible. Once the Kickstarter campaign came to a close, it had successfully raised over $34k in funding.Armed with the funding necessary to bring this concept to a wider audience, as well as a passion for making a genuine difference in a marginalized country like Bangladesh, the Tripty Project achieves goodwill while providing a desirable product. Fast Fashion may have the notoriety today, but once people realize they don’t have to settle for something akin to the fast food of clothing, it’s companies like the Tripty Project that will be waiting there with open arms. Editors’ Recommendations How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men last_img read more

Gov’t Lobbying Support for Cannabis Industry Development

first_imgStory Highlights Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says this partly stems from reluctance by local banks to fund the industry’s growth, due to fear of international de-risking, citing this as a major impediment with serious economic implications for Jamaica. The Government plans to lobby the support of the international community, particularly the United States, for the Jamaican cannabis industry’s development.Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says this partly stems from reluctance by local banks to fund the industry’s growth, due to fear of international de-risking, citing this as a major impediment with serious economic implications for Jamaica.De-risking involves measures taken to make an engagement less risky, or less likely to involve a financial loss.“We will be using all available diplomatic resources, including our Ambassador in Washington DC, to mount a lobbying effort to the Government of the United States, primarily through its Treasury Department, to address this very important matter,” the Minister said.He was speaking with journalists following the official opening of Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited’s (CPJ) distribution centre at the Montego Bay Freeport on Tuesday (February 12), at which he was the keynote speaker.Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, addressing Tuesday’s (February 12) official opening of the Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ) distribution Centre in the Montego Bay Freeport. De-risking involves measures taken to make an engagement less risky, or less likely to involve a financial loss.center_img The Government plans to lobby the support of the international community, particularly the United States, for the Jamaican cannabis industry’s development. Mr. Shaw noted the Government’s cannabis licensing arrangement, inclusive of an established Authority, to ensure that “we are operating at global standards”.“This simply means that we are, therefore, in a position where we can convince the United States and other global economies that we are prepared to operate at the standards that are expected of us,” he added.The Minister said, however, that local financial institutions’ fear of de-risking remains a challenge, and places Jamaica and other Caribbean countries at a disadvantage, especially as their entities are not in a position to act independently of their American counterparts.“All of our commercial banks in Jamaica are obliged, right now, to go through the New York system in terms of the movement of money internationally,” he pointed out.The Minister argued that “we have the irony of a Jamaican scientist who gets an approval to develop a cannabis-based drug to fight leukaemia, and from no less an authority than the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)… [but] who had to watch as our local banks close his accounts because of this de-risking arrangement. This is why I am going to put a lot of energy into this lobbying effort”.Mr. Shaw noted that while de-risking mainly affects smaller developing countries, like Caribbean states, the bigger developed nations “have managed to figure out a way” around the issue.He said, however, that positive signals are emanating “at the highest level” out of the United States, pointing out that key officials “are suggesting that they would be open to take a more careful look at the benefits associated with medicinal cannabis”.“We are also seeing where one of the Democratic frontrunners for next year’s US Presidential contest… [is] advocating for the legalisation of marijuana at a federal level,” the Minister added.Mr. Shaw said he is “also encouraged by the utterances of the man who is expected to be the next US Attorney… who seems to be also taking a more liberal approach”.last_img read more

New Book Explores Innovative Solutions To Social Problems

first_imgA new book out early next month explores innovative solutions to social problems.Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, available March 3, is edited by award-winning innovator Ken Banks, who believes empathy is the key to successful social innovation. “If any solution is to have a chance of success, and there really are no short cuts. It takes time and effort”.Social innovation and social entrepreneurship look for creative and affordable solutions to specific societal problems. Fuelled by the spread of the internet and the ubiquity of mobile phones, there are more people working to solve pressing social and environmental problems in the world today than ever before in human history. Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation presents the journeys of pioneering – and often accidental – social innovators who, faced with a problem, used their courage, tenacity and creative thinking to find a solution.Using their own words to reflect open their experiences, these cases do not gloss over the setbacks and the dead ends social entrepreneurs can face. Instead, readers will gain a realistic insight into the challenges and an engaging look at the problem-solving mindset needed to overcome them. From a life-saving project to bring solar-powered lighting to midwives in Nigeria, to a news dissemination service that’s grown from small beginnings to have a global impact, each case study draws out the lessons learnt by the innovators, providing guidance and advice for those looking to follow in their footsteps. Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an invaluable resource for social entrepreneurs and innovators looking for new ideas and insight into what really works – and what doesn’t. This book is an inspiring read for anyone with a social conscience and a desire to change their world for the better.Featuring a foreword from Peter Gabriel and Bill Drayton, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an eclectic collection of innovative solutions to social problems through case studies from Africa, India, the United States and Europe. This book is a practical guide for social entrepreneurs that draws out the lessons learned by innovators including: • Laura Stachel, Co-founder of WE CARE Solar • Sharon Terry, President and CEO of Genetic Alliance • Brij Kothari, President of PlanetReadKen Banks, founder of global non-profit organization, devotes himself to the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change in the developing world. He is a PopTech Fellow, a Tech Awards Laureate, an Ashoka Fellow and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2012, nominated for the prestigious TED Prize in 2013, and in 2015 was appointed Entrepreneur in Residence at CARE International.Joshua Schuler, Executive Director of the Lemelson-MIT Program, praises Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, calling it “required reading for any student or anyone interested in technology-based invention to improve peoples’ lives, and social innovation as a potential life path”.Further commendation from Alex Moen, Vice President of Explorer Programs at National Geographic, “this collection of stories of passion and impact will leave people hungering for more and will inspire more than a few readers to explore their passions and translate them into incremental stories of meaningful change”.Find out more about the book here.last_img read more

Nominations open today for upcoming municipal election

first_imgLast month, Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman and Dawson Creek mayor Dale Bumstead both confirmed that they would be running for re-election again this year.Nomination papers for the City of Fort St. John can be downloaded at or can be picked up at City Hall.  For residents who wish to run as a director in the Regional District, nomination papers can be picked up at the Regional District offices in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Chetwynd.The deadline to officially register as a candidate is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14th. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The nomination period for the upcoming municipal elections in B.C. has officially begun.The nomination period started this morning at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. on September 14th.As of 2:00 p.m. Tuesday only incumbent Lori Ackerman had submitted her nomination package in the mayoral race. Ackerman was re-elected mayor by acclamation during the last municipal election in 2014, winning the mayor’s chair during the 2011 election by 60 votes over Don Irwin.Three candidates had so far declared themselves to be running as councillors in Fort St. John as of 2:00 p.m.: incumbents Larry Evans and Gord Klassen.Evans finished third in 2014’s election with 1,181 votes and 57 percent of votes cast while Klassen finished fifth with 1,016 votes, or 49 percent.Becky Grimsrud has also submitted nomination papers for this year’s election, her third attempt at running for a seat on City Council.Grimsrud lost her bid for City Council in 2014 when she received 662 votes. In last year’s by-election to fill the seat vacated by Peace River North MLA Dan Davies, Grimsrud finished second to Lilia Hansen with 242 votes to Hansen’s 256.The City released nomination packages for the October 20th election at the end of July but was not able to officially accept packages until this morning.last_img read more

Marking Day of Solidarity Ban calls for easing hardships of Palestinians

24 November 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Israel and the Palestinians to continue their negotiations, as well as to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza, despite the goal of reaching a peace treaty between the Israelis and the Palestinians by the end of this year now seeming unlikely. “My biggest concern in the immediate period ahead is the situation on the ground,” Mr. Ban said today at a commemorative meeting for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, observed annually on 29 November.In this regard, he particularly highlighted the situation in the Gaza Strip, where continued border closures in recent weeks have prevented the delivery of vital food, medicine and fuel supplies.“I call for immediate measures to ease the near-blanket closure of Gaza, which leads to worrying deprivations of basic supplies and human dignity,” Mr. Ban stated, adding that he “unreservedly” condemned rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.“The way forward is for all parties to respect the calm brokered by Egypt, and to reach out to the civilian population of the Gaza Strip instead of wrongly punishing them. “I call on Israel to allow sufficient and predictable supplies to reach the population, to ensure access for humanitarian workers, and to facilitate stalled UN projects,” said Mr. Ban. The Secretary-General added that Israel must refrain from unilateral actions in Jerusalem, such as demolitions and evictions, which undermine trust or alter the status quo. At the same time, he said, he recognized Israel’s security concerns.While the Israeli and Palestinian leaders re-launched bilateral negotiations a year ago at the United States city of Annapolis, and agreed to try to reach a peace treaty by the end of 2008, Mr. Ban noted that this goal is “unlikely to be achieved.”In his address to the meeting, General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto voiced his disappointment that a Palestinian State has yet to be established. “I believe that the failure to create a Palestinian State as promised is the single greatest failure in the history of the United Nations,” he stated. “It has been 60 years since some 800,000 Palestinians were driven out of their homes and property, becoming refugees and an uprooted and marginalized people.”He noted that next month marks the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which enshrines the right to self-determination. “We are witness to decades of the terrible conditions endured throughout the occupied Palestinian territory, yet the promise – the right – of the Palestinian people to a homeland remains as elusive as ever.”Also pointing to the dire situation in Gaza, Mr. D’Escoto urged the international community to “raise its voice against this collective punishment of the people of Gaza.”The Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) reported that some supplies were permitted to cross from Israel into Gaza today. The supplies included nine truckloads of goods for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and eight trucks, containing powdered milk and rice, for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).Also, 440,000 litres of industrial gas were pumped through to Gaza’s power plant, which should reduce the number of power cuts experienced by the population there.According to UNRWA, the eight trucks it got into Gaza today is not enough. The agency needs to bring in 15 trucks a day for its operations to continue running at acceptable levels. It has requested that 12 trucks of food and three trucks of medicines be allowed to enter Gaza tomorrow. read more

Bank of Canada daily avg for the Cdn dollar 8034 cents US

The average value for the Canadian dollar on Friday was 80.34 cents US, up 0.47 of a cent from Thursday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2447, down 0.73 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.6328, down 0.64 of a cent, and US$1.3118, up 0.25 of a cent.The Euro was at C$1.4619, down 0.02 of a cent.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.

Lebanon UN Special Coordinator meets Prime Minister to discuss years challenges progress

“We discussed today the security situation, including the implementation of resolution 1701 and the crucial role played by the army both in the south and elsewhere in the country,” said Mr. Plumbly. In 2006, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1701 calling for an end to hostilities between Hizbollah and Israel. “I paid tribute to Lebanon’s security forces, particularly the army, for all the efforts and sacrifices they have made to safeguard the country in the face of grave challenges this year. I also warmly welcomed the progress made in securing international support for the Lebanese army, which has been a core concern for the United Nations.” Mr. Plumbly also thanked the Prime Minister for his role in finalizing and launching with the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan earlier this month. “We discussed what steps need to be taken to help ensure an appropriate and sufficient international response to the plan,” the Special Coordinator said. Mr. Plumbly welcomed the initiatives under way with respect to dialogue between political parties in Lebanon, including the dialogue meeting held last week between the Future Movement and Hizbollah under the auspices of the Speaker of the Parliament. “Clearly dialogue is important for unity and stability in these difficult times. We very much hope that these steps will contribute to resolving outstanding issues, and in the first place the vacancy in the presidency,” he said. read more

Cold hardiness database helps growers combat grapevine winter injury

Winter injury is a major threat to the grape and wine industry, and this year, Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) continues to monitor and gather data for Canada’s grape growers.CCOVI, along with the Grape Growers of Ontario and KCMS Applied Research and Consulting, is continuing with its Regional Grapevine Bud Hardiness Program. With this year’s program, initiated in October, CCOVI will track the vines’ progress in acclimating to the cold to help grape growers manage winter injury for the 2011/12 season.Each winter, bud hardiness ratings from Ontario’s Designated Viticulture Areas are compiled into a database called Vine Alert. Using this data, grape growers can determine when to use protective actions such as wind machines to protect grapevines from cold injury.Preliminary studies have shown that the previous growing season has a big impact on vine hardiness, said Kevin Ker, CCOVI professional affiliate and project researcher.Researchers expect that vines may be slower to develop hardiness this fall due to the prolonged wet weather compared to last fall’s ideal conditions.“This ongoing research should help us understand why and how to develop practices to manage this situation and give growers good advice to make sure that vines are in the best shape to handle winter temperatures,” he says.At VineAlert, growers and researchers who sign up on “My Alerts” can obtain data based on location, time and cultivar and receive up-to-date notices about new winter injury data.This initiative is part of the $1.4 million in funding under agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Developing Innovative Agri-Products Initiative, which supports industry-led research and innovation. This outreach project is a collaborative effort between AAFC, the Grape Growers of Ontario, Ontario Grape and Wine Research Inc., Weather Innovations Incorporated, KCMS Applied Research and Consulting and CCOVI. read more

HAZEMAG acquires key assets of DeilmannHaniel Mining Systems

first_imgTo further strengthen its existing range of world-leading mining brands – MinPro, Haus Herr, Salzgitter, Turmag and Perforator – HAZEMAG recently acquired the manufacturing, sales and in-field service rights of Deilmann-Haniel Mining Systems (DHMS) GmbH mining equipment.The deal also included the purchase of a significant number of in-service machines such as loaders, drill jumbos, long hole drill rigs and shaft sinking equipment. HAZEMAG Mining GmbH will be responsible for all aspects of the new equipment. “By adding this range to its comprehensive stable of world-renowned products, HAZEMAG has underlined the importance of maximising plant output in today’s complex mining operations.  Its commitment to increasing plant profitability by providing the right equipment for every job, delivering flexible process management and proactively searching for opportunities to remove unnecessary expenses, continues to give its customers a significant competitive advantage.”“For over 175 years HAZEMAG has, across all five continents, built a redoubtable reputation as a highly specialised supplier of specialised mining products, priding itself on technical competence, reliability and on being a customer-focused partner of choice for the global mining industry.”last_img read more

SEKA invites community to meet

first_imgThe Justice for Cyprus Committee (SEKA) in Victoria, is calling an open meeting this Tuesday 11 March, at 7.30pm, at the Cypriot Community of Melbourne and Victoria, 495 Lygon Street, Brunswick. The purpose of the meeting, where all community members and representatives of organisations are invited, is to discuss and plan this year’s July commemorative events in Melbourne, in relation to the 40th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.The Cypriot issue, an issue of invasion and occupation, is back in the news lately as a result of the resumption in February of the reunification talks between the Cypriot government and the Turkish Cypriot side. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Des comptes Gmail Hotmail et Yahoo Mail victimes de hackers

first_imgDes comptes Gmail, Hotmail et Yahoo Mail victimes de hackersLes messageries de Google, MSN et Yahoo ont été victimes d’attaques informatiques, dont Google soupçonne la Chine d’en être à l’origine.La Chine commandite-t-elle les attaques informatiques dont sont victimes les messageries des principaux groupes Internet ? La société Trend Micro, spécialisée dans la conception de logiciels de sécurité, a expliqué que si “les attaques semblent avoir été menées indépendamment les unes des autres, elles ont des ressemblances significatives”. Mais elle se garde bien de désigner un coupable présumé, relaye Numerama. Une précaution que Google n’a pas pris dans un billet de blog publié mercredi et qui explique que les attaques dont a été victime sa messagerie proviennent de la ville chinoise Jinan.Selon le moteur de recherche, cela concorde avec les personnes ciblées par ces attaques, de hauts responsables de l’administration américaine, des activistes chinois, des fonctionnaires de différents pays d’Asie, du personnel militaire et des journalistes. L’Empire du Milieu a vivement réagi en qualifiant ces accusations d'”inacceptables”. “Le piratage est un problème international est la Chine est aussi une victime”, a ainsi lâché le porte-parole du ministère des affaires étrangères chinois, Hong Lei. “Ces allégations sont très graves, nous les prenons au sérieux et nous les examinons”, a pour sa part réagi la secrétaire d’Etat Hillary Clinton. Le 6 juin 2011 à 12:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

La maladie de Parkinson accroît le risque de mélanome

first_imgLa maladie de Parkinson accroît le risque de mélanomeLes personnes qui souffrent de la maladie de Parkinson ont jusqu’à deux fois plus de risques que les autres d’avoir un cancer de la peau mortel, d’après une méta-analyse portant sur 12 études et publiée hier.En s’appuyant sur plus d’une dizaine d’études conduites entre 1965 et 2010, l’Institut national américain des sciences de santé environnementale a mis en évidence, à travers un papier publié hier dans la revue Neurology, un risque accru de mélanome chez les malades de Parkinson.Selon ces chercheurs, les femmes souffrant cette maladie neuro-dégénérative ont 1,5 fois plus de risques que le reste de la population de contracter un mélanome, la forme la plus dangereuse de cancer de la peau, rapporte l’AFP. Les hommes, eux, ont deux fois plus de risques. Toutefois, aucun lien entre la maladie de Parkinson et d’autres types de cancer de la peau n’est apparu lorsque les chercheurs ont examiné les 12 études qui ont servi à leur analyse.À lire aussiUn ventre à bière cachait en fait une tumeur cancéreuse de trente-cinq kilos”L’une des explications possibles à ce lien entre la maladie de Parkinson et le mélanome est que les deux maladies pourraient avoir des facteurs de risques génétiques ou environnementaux en commun”, explique Honglei Chen, auteur de l’analyse, cité par l’agence de presse. Le chercheur précise en revanche que “la compréhension de ce lien est encore très parcellaire”.La maladie de Parkinson touche entre 5 et 10 millions de personnes dans le monde et environ 132.000 mélanomes sont diagnostiqués chaque année au niveau mondial selon les chiffres de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé.Le 13 juin 2011 à 13:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Samsung sassocie à Jays pour contre le duo infernal HTCBeats by DrDre

first_imgSamsung s’associe à Jays pour contre le duo infernal HTC-Beats by Dr.DreLe fabricant sud-coréen a conclu un partenariat avec le fabricant de casques Jays pour contrer le duo HTC-Beats by Dr.Dre.L’accord passé il y a quelques mois entre HTC et Beats by Dr.Dre en avait surpris plus d’un mais le succès de ces casques audio, au top de la hype en ce moment, a incité la concurrence à s’activer. Après le partenariat entre Nokia et Monster, c’est désormais Samsung qui a passé un accord avec une marque de casque, le Suédois Jays, explique Frandroid. Moins connu que ses concurrents, Jays a néanmoins reçu de nombreuses distinctions pour ses produits de qualité. Les premiers à profiter de cet accord seront les Sud-Coréens, avant une éventuelle extension au niveau mondial. Notons que Jays propose à la fois des intra-auriculaires et des casques audios, une bonne nouvelle car le kit main-libre de Samsung n’a pas évolué depuis des années.Le 6 février 2012 à 13:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Businessweek Sees First Quarter Upswing in Ad Pages

first_imgBloomberg Businessweek relaunched in April 2010. The redesign included an “Opening Remarks” column for each issue. The magazine was also divided into five sections: global economics, companies and industries, politics and policy, technology and markets and finance. The boost in editorial is a result of utilizing 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Bloomberg Businessweek is certainly seeing the fruits of its redesign labors.According to figures released by the Publisher’s Information Bureau, Businessweek experienced an increase of 49 percent in ad sales for 2011’s first quarter, compared to 2010’s first quarter.Businessweek has also been nominated for the National Magazine Awards, and is launching a new iPad app this month.Hugh Wiley, the publisher of Businessweek, said, “We’ve positioned ourselves in the marketplace as an investment story – sending the strong message that we’re the only business magazine that is investing while others are cutting back – and as the only weekly and global business magazine with an eye on preparing our readers for the week ahead.”last_img read more

BMW Daimler invest over 1B in Uberfighting mobility group

first_imgRumors have circulated for years that BMW and Daimler may one day merge their mobility ventures in an attempt to underscore established players in the industry like Uber and Lyft. Now we finally have a bit more information about what to expect.BMW and Daimler on Friday unveiled their grand plan to put their mobility services under a single roof. The two automakers will invest more than 1 billion euros (about $1.1 billion) to create five separate joint ventures: Reach Now, Charge Now, Free Now, Park Now and Share Now.”Our mobility services have developed a strong customer base and we are now taking the next strategic step,” said Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler AG, in a statement. “We are pooling the strength and expertise of 14 successful brands and investing more than 1 billion euro to establish a new player in the fast-growing market for urban mobility.” The two automakers claim more than 60 million customers have already used their services, so they have a well-established base as a jumping-off point.Enlarge ImageOne (very) big happy family. BMW Reach Now will focus on multimodal transport. It’ll let you book and pay for a wide variety of transportation options, including public transport, bike rentals, car sharing and ride hailing. Charge Now will help you find public charging points, and it, too, will include built-in payment options that will work in multiple countries. Park Now seeks to improve the process of finding and reserving parking spots. Free Now will focus on ride hailing, including private chauffeurs and electric scooters. Finally, Share Now will be a car-sharing service that will let you rent and pay for a free-floating pool of available vehicles via a smart device.The groups will be helmed in Berlin, and the two automakers expect that their joint ventures will create about 1,000 jobs worldwide. The early phases of the program will focus on “investment and growth,” as BMW said in its press release, with “attractive profitability” to follow – something Uber is still working on, given its fourth-quarter loss of $1.1 billion.Eventually, BMW and Daimler want these services to grow even closer. BMW makes mention of a fleet of “all-electric autonomous” vehicles that will one day join the service. They’ll park and charge themselves, leaving users free to spend their time worrying about other things — like whether to buy a BMW or a Mercedes, since the two will remain rivals in every other sense of the term. Review • 2019 BMW X5 review: The O.G. dog gets new tricks Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Share your voice Preview • 2019 BMW X5: The Trojan horse of tech Comment More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 1center_img Uber 2019 BMW X5 looks good without looking too different More about 2019 BMW X5 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Car Industry 55 Photos News • Optional headlights deliver IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus to 2019 BMW X5 BMW Mercedes-Benzlast_img read more

Rangpur road crash kills 2

first_imgRoad Accident logoAt least two people were killed and 10 others injured in a collision between a bus and truck in Damdama area of Mithapukur upazila of Rangpur on Sunday morning.Identities of the deceased were not known immediately.Police said the accident took place when a Thakurgaon-bound bus of HimelParibahan from Dhaka collided head on with a Bogra-bound truck from Rangpur in the area around 6:45am, leaving two people dead on the spot and injuring the 10 others.The injured were admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.last_img read more

After Supreme Court ruling LGBTI Indians vow to continue fight for equality

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- LGBTI Indians celebrate landmark Supreme Court ruling. (Photo: Facebook) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… English-language newspaper for Indian Muslims, the Milli Gazette, also reacted negatively. It labeled the move ‘a step towards self-destruction’.A step towards self-destruction.— Milli Gazette (@milligazette) September 6, 2018‘The real work stars now’Parmesh Shahani of Godrej India Culture Lab told Firstpost: ‘While we celebrate this victory, we must acknowledge that we have a long road ahead to make India truly LGBTQ-inclusive.’‘Civil society needs to come together to convert the intent of the Supreme Court verdict to action. The real work starts now. ‘Somya, transgender activist and BJP politician also warned implementation was the real challenge .‘With this historic judgment, I feel like we can use this a source of pressure to force governments to act’, Somya told Firstpost.India’s gay prince Manvendra Singh Gohil warned: ‘Even though legally we may be free, we are not yet free socially’. ‘We will have to do a lot of effort so that society also accepts us’, he said.The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urged the Indian Parliament to  review and repeal other discriminatory laws.‘Even a landmark decision by the Indian Supreme Court cannot alone end the discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity’.The United Nations said it ‘sincerely hopes that the court’s ruling will be the first step towards guaranteeing the full range of fundamental rights to LGBTI persons.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . LGBTI advocates in India vowed to continue the fight for equality after a landmark Supreme Court ruling decriminalized gay sex.center_img India’s estimated LGBTI population of 78 million celebrated on Thursday (6 September) the scrapping of 150-year old legislation that criminalized gay sex. So did others around the world.India’s Supreme Court ruled parts of Section 377 of the Penal Code were unconstitutional and violated rights to privacy.Campaigners have tried to abolish a colonial-era law since the 1990s. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code punished gay sex with up to 10 years in prison.According to rulings from Supreme Court judges, Thursday’s judgement also enshrined LGBTI equality.But, not everyone in India welcomed the ruling. And importantly, campaigners said decriminalization in the courts was just the beginning of equality for LGBTI Indians.Not everyone was happy with the landmark decisionThe ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it would support the court’s decision. But at least one party member criticized the ruling.‘This verdict could give rise to other issues such as an increase in the number of HIV cases’, member of parliament Subramanian Swamy told CNN-News18.Right-wing, Hindu nationalist party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, reportedly maintained homosexuality was ‘not natural’.‘The Indian society did not accept such relations and this issue needs a social and psychological solution’, the party said, according to First Post. Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more