SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to delay the country’s departure from the European Union, after she postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal with the bloc.May is holding meetings with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday at an EU-Arab League summit in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, as she seeks elusive changes to the U.K.-EU divorce agreement.Britain’s Parliament has rejected the deal once, and May has just over a month to get it approved by lawmakers before Britain’s scheduled departure day of March 29. May says a new vote won’t be held this week and could come as late as March 12.A group of lawmakers will try this week to force the government to delay Brexit.The Associated Press
October 12, 2019
Rabat – Hundreds of teachers marched outside the headquarters of the Human Resources Department of the Ministry of Education in Rabat on Monday. The protest kick-started a four-day mobilization campaign. The protesters gathered under the leadership of the “Cell 9” Teachers National Coordination, whose name references a prison cell; the government’s 9th pay grade; and a pun on “Tazmamart Cell 10;” a book by a Moroccan former military officer Ahmed Marzouki. The Cell 9 group includes the Democratic Labor Confederation’s National Education Union (SNE-CDT), the Democratic Labor Federation’s National Education Union (SNE-FDT), and the National Teaching Federation (FNE). The group is calling for the immediate promotion of its teachers. The teachers, who have for several years been paid at the 9th pay grade, are calling for an increase in their salaries and their promotion to the 10th pay grade. The teachers also have a list of demands that the government has so far not met. Among their demands is opening a serious dialogue with the government to find a solution to their complaints. According to news site 24ala24, the protesters broke into the human resources department for a sit-in. Police arrested some of them before releasing them later..Minister of Education Said Amzazi met with five unions to discuss the complicated situation of contract teachers on Saturday. Last week, contractual teachers held a “six-day regional sit-in” across the country, accompanied by a “national strike.”The National Federation of Teachers (UMNT) expressed its solidarity with the teachers and denounced what they called “retaliatory actions against teachers who were forced to sign contracts.”Morocco’s Ministry of Higher Education has announced it will abolish the contractual employment of teachers for a fixed term and proposed instead to hire them permanently within regional academies.The ministry published a statement on Saturday stating that the contractual teachers would enjoy all the rights that permanent teachers employed by the government have, but within the regional academies with whom they initially signed the contract.
October 12, 2019
TORONTO — If you’ve found yourself with an overwhelming amount of debt, you can at least take comfort in knowing you’re not alone.Canadian debt levels have been rising for decades, with the average family now owing $1.78 for each dollar of disposable income, compared with 66 cents for each dollar of income in 1980. Overall household debt has climbed 54 per cent in the last decade to reach $2.2 trillion.The rising levels of indebtedness have left many households vulnerable, said Laurie Campbell, CEO of Credit Canada Debt Solutions Inc. “Debt levels have never been higher than they are now…there’s no wiggle room.”For those feeling overwhelmed and unable to pay their debts, there are two regulated, last-resort options: bankruptcy, and the less drastic consumer proposal.Both put a freeze on creditors and allow you to eventually get out of debt while only paying part of what you owe.Under a consumer proposal the amount paid back is negotiated with creditors, while bankruptcy payments are set by laws that also require you to sell assets.But people shouldn’t rush into either option despite the stress, said Campbell.“It’s not something to be taken lightly.”Campbell recommends first getting free advice from non-profit credit counsellors to look at your full financial picture, and explore gentler options like an interest freeze to help pay off debt.She said there is a risk of falling back into debt if other budgeting issues haven’t been sorted out yet, while bankruptcy and consumer proposals have long-term implications that need to be understood.“Everyone should look at all their options very carefully before making that decision, because it’s a very final decision.”The bankruptcy process generally lasts either nine or 21 months depending on income, and then the bankruptcy stays on public record for six years. A consumer proposal generally lasts five years and then stays on your record for three more. A second and third bankruptcy have much longer terms.During the bankruptcy process, a trustee will take stock of your assets and income to determine what needs to be sold and what you’re required to pay.The law allows keeping essentials like clothes as well as a low-valued car and other assets, with rules varying by province. Bankruptcy also requires minimum payments of $200 a month through the process to cover administration costs, and significantly more if your income is above a threshold. For those unable to pay, the fee can be waived in certain circumstances.If you have a house with a mortgage, you may be able to keep it if your equity in it is small and you can manage the mortgage payments. If your equity is above a threshold, which varies by province, you’d have to find a way to pay that back as well or the trustee would have the power to sell it.Throughout the process you will also have to report your income and expenses on a monthly basis to the trustee. Any changes in circumstance, such as a raise or inheritance, could increase your payments.Despite the requirements, the process is simpler than many fear, said Shelley Koehli, a licensed insolvency trustee in New Westminster, B.C.“For most people that go through the bankruptcy, it doesn’t impact their way of life, other than they don’t have access to credit until they’re discharged.”For those who don’t want to go through the bankruptcy process, or want to keep more of their assets, the consumer proposal is less invasive.While a longer process, it provides more control on keeping assets while still only paying back part of your debts.“It’s kind of that in-between option,” said Koehli.Both a bankruptcy and a consumer proposal can cover unsecured credit and debt like credit card debt, unsecured bank loans, back taxes, lines of credit, payday loans and unpaid bills.However, they will not deal with secured debt like your mortgage, secured car loan or lease. They will also not include debts like spousal or child support, court imposed fines and student loans that are less than seven years old.Koehli said the biggest mistake is waiting to talk to someone. Some clients sell off assets they could have kept before approaching her, while others fear they wouldn’t be able to cross the border or that they may go to jail.“No, we don’t have debtors’ prison anymore.”Campbell also said it’s important to reach out for help as early as possible, even before the situation becomes desperate.“Get help quickly. Don’t wait until it impacts every part of your life.”Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press
October 12, 2019
18 September 2007United Nations emergency staff today set up a humanitarian coordination centre in northern Ghana to help with relief efforts in the wake of floods that have killed at least 20 people, destroyed numerous roads, bridges and schools, and inundated vital cropland. The centre was established in Tamale, the capital of Northern region, soon after the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team arrived in the town to assist the Government as it determines how best to respond to the flooding, which has struck across West Africa after a week of torrential rains late last month.UN officials are also taking part in a three-day joint assessment mission with Government officials and representatives of national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to the most affected areas in Ghana’s Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions.The mission, which started yesterday, includes the UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana and staff from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Today five teams are assessing areas of the Northern region by road and by air.About 260,000 Ghanaians have been affected by the floods, according to OCHA, which reports that at least nine bridges have collapsed and the water supply systems in many areas have been destroyed, along with roads and schools. An unknown number of crops and livestock have also been lost.OCHA reports that a major concern is the possible outbreak of waterborne diseases after cases of diarrhoea, dysentery and cholera were diagnosed in the Upper East region, close to the border with Burkina Faso and Togo.The Ghanaian Government has declared a state of emergency in the three most affected regions and begun distributing relief items to the flood victims while deploying naval equipment and personnel to help with the ferrying of people and goods to and from those areas cut off by the high waters.OCHA said UN humanitarian agencies were still evaluating the most effective means of ensuring the delivery and distribution of emergency supplies, including food, tents, blankets, tarpaulins, water purification supplies, generators, jerry cans, mosquito nets and mobile sanitary facilities.In total, some 200 people have been killed and 650,000 others have lost their homes because of African floods, which have hit 17 countries.
October 8, 2019
TORONTO — It was 15 years ago this month when Nortel Networks’ shares hit an all-time high of $124.50 on Toronto’s stock market.The company’s sky-high stock made it by far Canada’s most valuable company at the time — with a market value that briefly surpassed any of the banks and resource companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.It didn’t last. A few months later, Nortel shares began a bumpy slide that resulted in a worthless stock and the bankruptcy breakup of what was once a global leader in telecommunications networks.People are mesmerized by rising stock prices. They don’t ask if this is coming to a limitEven though Nortel is now long dead, industry veterans say that, human nature being what it is, most investors won’t learn from its boom and bust.“I find in this business, people want to believe,” says Ross Healy, chairman of Strategic Analysis Corp., an investor advisory firm.“People are mesmerized by rising stock prices. They don’t ask if this is coming to a limit. The longer it goes on, the more that they are convinced that it’s going to keep on going on.”He predicts that today’s high-flying social media stocks will be crushed — just as other tech stocks were in the past — because investors are willing to overpay if they expect a company’s spectacular growth will continue into “the infinite future.”The fate of once-mighty Nortel’s last billions lies in the hands of two menNortel Networks Corp bankruptcy judges rule on how to divide US$7 billion among warring creditorsThomas Caldwell, who has had a long involvement with the Toronto Stock Exchange as the founder of Caldwell Securities, says he thinks the next crisis will come from “the ETF world” — exchange-traded funds that mimic market indexes like the S&P 500.“You may have some heavy weightings in some big companies that just aren’t going to be there some years from now,” Caldwell says.Nortel’s large weighting on the Toronto market’s benchmark index — as much as 37 per cent of the entire TSE 300 index — was unusual and problematic, but not the focus of reforms going on behind the scenes during the same time period.[np_storybar title=”Nortel Networks’ Canadian monitor files appeal over US$1.01-billion court settlement” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/nortel-networks-canadian-monitor-files-appeal-over-us1-01-billion-court-settlement”%5DThe Canadian monitor for insolvent Nortel Networks is appealing last month’s US$1.01-billion court-approved interest settlement that puts most of the company’s remaining money into the hands of creditors. Read on [/np_storybar]“Changing the TSE 300 to what became the S&P/TSX composite was a fairly long, drawn-out effort and a lot of discussion,” says David Blitzer, who is managing director of S&P Dow Jones Indices.“Clearly Nortel was on everybody’s mind when it was going up … but in my recollection they were two separate issues.”The S&P/TSX composite index, which is most often quoted in media reports on the Toronto Stock Exchange, had 248 stocks as of Thursday.Valeant Pharmaceuticals and the Royal Bank of Canada each had a weighting of 6.1 per cent, followed by TD Bank at 5.4 per cent.Blitzer says it’s not likely that another company could once again dominate Canada’s main stock market index the way Nortel did 15 years ago, but it’s also not impossible.“It’s a question of, ’Are we going to find a company that grows that fast or makes that many acquisitions?”’
October 3, 2019
by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 12, 2015 7:49 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2015 at 8:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email RICHMOND, B.C. – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is sending a team to the Fraser Surrey Docks after a ship fire put a section of the facility temporarily out of commission over the weekend.A fire broke out Sunday morning aboard the Cap Blanche.A spokeswoman for the docks, Jill Buchanan, says the container ship will remain docked while TSB officials investigate.Buchanan says the fire started a short while after the ship had finished unloading.She says the cause of the blaze was a small fuel spill in the generator room.Buchanan says no one was hurt, that the fire caused minimal damage and that no fuel reached the water. (CKNW) TSB to probe generator-room fire aboard vessel at Fraser Surrey Docks in B.C.
September 29, 2019
2018Chris BallardIndianapolis ColtsActive SeasonGMTeamStatus 2017Howie RosemanPhiladelphia EaglesActive Source: Pro Football Writers of America 2009Bill PolianIndianapolis ColtsFired Jan. 3 2012 2013John DorseyKansas City ChiefsFired June 22, 2017 2016Reggie McKenzieOakland RaidersFired Dec. 10, 2018 Is this award cursed?Employment history of the winners of the past 10 awards for the NFL executive of the year from the Pro Football Writers of America 2012Ryan GrigsonIndianapolis ColtsFired Jan. 21, 2017 2015Mike MaccagnanNew York JetsFired May 15, 2019 2010Scott PioliKansas City ChiefsFired Jan. 4, 2013 2014Jerry JonesDallas CowboysOwner 2011Trent BaalkeSan Francisco 49ersFired Jan. 1, 2016 In a move that surprised many, the New York Jets on Wednesday fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and named head coach Adam Gase as the team’s interim GM. The timing was unusual in that Maccagnan just last month had job security enough to oversee the team’s draft, including the selection of the third overall pick in defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. Maccagnan was likewise given the freedom to spend $125 million in free agency this offseason, which included paying for easily replaceable production by signing former Pittsburgh star Le’veon Bell at running back. Maccagnan was also reportedly instrumental in hiring Gase, a decision that may have ultimately led to his ouster.Maccagnan’s fall from grace was precipitous. He was named executive of the year by the Pro Football Writers of America for the 2015 season, his first as Jets GM. That season, he helped shepherd the Jets to a 10-6 record, coming up a win short of the playoffs. Now, less than four years after being recognized as the top executive in the league, Maccagnan is unemployed.But perhaps we should have known his days were numbered when he won that award. Shockingly, this honor has become the front office equivalent of the Madden curse. Seven of the past 10 award winners have been fired. Of the three winners who still have jobs, one — Jerry Jones — is an owner who is unlikely to fire himself, and the other two are the most recent recipients: Howie Roseman in 2017 and Chris Ballard in 2018. For the seven fired GMs, the average time from winning executive of the year to being unemployed works out to a brisk 1,122 days, or just over three years. Former Colts’ GM Bill Polian leads the seven in time served, with a 12-year run with the Colts and 22 years total as an NFL executive prior to winning a record fifth executive of the year award in 2009. He stepped down as GM after the 2009 season but remained vice chairman of the team, and then he began the decade of despair by getting unceremoniously fired — along with his son, who succeeded him as GM — two years later.It’s interesting to note that the longest-tenured GMs in the NFL who aren’t also owners — the Patriots’ Bill Belichick and the Steelers’ Kevin Colbert — have never won the award. Neither has Washington’s on-again, off-again GM Bruce Allen, and he’s been able to hold on to a spot in the organization for the past nine years. Perhaps owners and league observers are giving GMs both too much credit when things go well and too much blame when things come up pear-shaped. Half of the honored executives during the past decade worked as GMs of the Colts and the Chiefs, suggesting that the teams they inherited might have been just as important to their success.Often, GMs on the list rose and fell based on the fortunes of their head coaches or quarterbacks. San Francisco’s Trent Baalke won the award while paired with head coach Jim Harbaugh, who would take the Niners to the brink of Super Bowl glory. But Harbaugh departed for Michigan, and Baalke was quickly dismissed after he hitched his wagon to a sweaty and confused Jim Tomsula and the ghost of Chip Kelly. Indianapolis’s Ryan Grigson, gifted the first overall pick in his rookie year as a GM, took an absolute no-brainer in quarterback Andrew Luck and reaped the benefits for five years, posting a record of 52-34 as a GM before being fired.The reigning executive of the year, Chris Ballard, might be an exception. Ballard worked under fellow award winner and former mentor John Dorsey in Kansas City. Dorsey was fired soon after Ballard left for Indianapolis, and some insiders have pointed to Ballard’s management acumen and attention to detail as something Dorsey leaned on and was unable to replicate in Ballard’s absence. Dorsey landed on his feet in Cleveland, however, and he inherited both the first and fourth overall picks in the 2018 draft, setting himself and his team up for success.If Maccagnan has an opportunity at a second act as an NFL GM, he should probably follow in the footsteps of Baalke and Dorsey and seek out a team with a good coach and a high draft pick. Then he should probably pray that he never wins another executive of the year award.
September 25, 2019
“We showed that we can transmit separate data streams on terahertz waves at very high speeds and with very low error rates,” said Daniel Mittleman, a professor in Brown University’s School of Engineering, in Providence, US.”This is the first time anybody has characterized a terahertz multiplexing system using actual data, and our results show that our approach could be viable in future terahertz wireless networks.”Current voice and data networks use microwaves to carry signals wirelessly, but demand is outstripping capacity so scientists have been looking at new bandwidths.Terahertz waves have higher frequencies than microwaves and therefore a much larger capacity to carry data. Error rates increased slightly when the speed was boosted to 50 gigabits per second but were still well within the range that can be fixed using error correction systems which are commonly used in today’s communications networks.The research was published in Nature Communications. Super speeds could make downloading and streaming on the go far quicker Credit:Getty 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. Ultrafast wi-fi, which is 100 times quicker than today’s mobile networks is on the horizon, after scientists proved they could send complex data using high-frequency radiation.The researchers sent video signals using terahertz, rather than traditional microwaves, at speeds of 50 gigabytes per second. Most wireless networks only operate at top speeds of 500 megabytes a second.The breakthrough could lead to high-speed streaming on the go. The researchers encoded two high-definition television broadcasts onto terahertz waves of two different frequencies then beamed both frequencies together.Experiments showed that transmissions were error-free up to 10 gigabits per second, which is much faster than today’s standard Wi-Fi speeds.
September 22, 2019
LIKE THE REPUBLIC, the Northern Ireland is also facing the an election bonanza with both locals and Europeans taking place.However, they will be going to polls today, a day ahead of the Republic.The story of the local elections has been dominated by the UK Independent Party soaring popularity, with some predicting a very healthy majority being turned on councils.The European elections in Northern Ireland is more of a mixed bag, with plenty of familiar faces and just one candidate whose party that has no representation in Stormont.Not up to speed with proceedings? We have this five minute crash course for you of who’s who in the running for those 3 seats… Source: Paul Faith/PA WireTraditional Unionist Voice (TUV) – Jim AllisterAllister is the only former, but not currently sitting, MEP in the race. He was elected to Brussels in 2004 with the Democratic Unionist Party, although half-way through his term he dramatically left the party to set up the TUV. While his vote plummeted from 32 per cent of first preference votes in 2004 to 13.7 per cent in 2009, it still leaves him firmly in the running this time around. Source: AP Photo/Peter MorrisonSinn Féin – Martina AndersonSinn Féin has held a NI seat in the European Parliament since 2004. Bairbre de Brún stepped down as MEP in mid-2012, with Anderson (left, in pink) taking over. If opinion polls south of the border are anything to go by, Anderson can be sure of a strong performance this time around. Source: Paul Faith/PA WireSocial Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) – Alex AttwoodA former Minister for the Environment and also Social Development, Attwood is looking give his party a role again in EU affairs. John Hume’s retirement meant the SDLP lost a two-decade streak in the parliament in 2004. Their 2007 candidate narrowly missed a seat. Source: FSB NI via YouTubeConservatives – Mark BrotherstonThe Tories previously fielded a candidate, Jim Nicholas, in this constituency under the banner of “Ulster Conservatives and Unionists – New Force (UCUNF)”. However, this alliance has since broken down, with Brotherston now running under the Northern Ireland’s brand of the Conservatives. Confused? We hope he’s not. Source: Green Party NI via YouTubeGreen Party in Northern Ireland – Ross BrownBrown’s background lies in economics, having worked temporarily in both the NI Assembly and the Treasury in London. Unlike their counterparts in the Republic, his party has yet to gain a seat in the European parliament. Source: Niall Carson/PA WireDemocratic Unionist Party (DUP) – Diane DoddsThe DUP currently have, and look set to maintain, their seat, which incumbent Diane Dodds is contesting again. The party briefly lost their voice at EU-level when in 2007 Jim McAllister split from the party to form the TUV. It was quickly reclaimed in the 2009 election. Source: FSB NI via YouTubeAlliance Party of Northern Ireland – Anna LoThe party has so far been unsuccessful in gaining a seat in the EU parliament, with candidate Ian Parsley receiving 5.5 per cent of first preference votes in 2009. This year’s candidate is Anna Lo, who has described herself as “anti-colonial” and recently said that Ireland would be better off united.NI21 – Tina McKenzieIt’s unclear what this new party’s chances are of gaining a seat. McKenzie (pictured left) is the party’s current chair of the pro-Union party, set up in the middle of last year, and are leading a business-focused campaign. Source: Paul Faith/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesUlster Unionist Party (UUP) – Jim NicholsonNicholson has retained his seat in the EU parliament for over two decades now after first being elected in 1989. While not quite a Euro-sceptic, Nicholson refers to himself as “Euro-realist”, believing that the Union offers many benefits to Northern Ireland but that red tape needs to be reigned in. He’s also a Quaestor in the parliament. Source: UKIP NI via YouTubeUK Independence Party (UKIP) – Henry ReillyCurrently a sitting councillor in Newry, Reilly previously worked in various government departments relating to agriculture and rural development – a focus of his campaign. Reilly firmly believes that the United Kingdom will vote to leave the European Union.Read: Here’s how Election 2014 is shaping up in DublinRead: Here’s how Election 2014 is shaping up in Ireland SouthRead: Here’s how Election 2014 is shaping up in Midlands North WestRead all our Election 2014 coverage here >
September 21, 2019
Apr 26th 2017, 2:10 PM Image: Danny Lawson/PA Wednesday 26 Apr 2017, 2:10 PM ‘Harmful and offensive’: Complaint against Katie Hopkins’ Today FM appearance rejected Hopkins had been discussing hate speech on The Last Word. 30,099 Views Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3359323 By Garreth MacNamee Image: Danny Lawson/PA Share11 Tweet Email2 However, these claims were rejected. The BAI has said that Hopkins’ views had not gone unchallenged. In one instance, Linehan pointed out that when people like Hopkins are allowed to express their anti-immigration views, then it is incumbent upon all of us to ‘call them out as fascist bigots.’’Today FM has said that, at no point, was Hopkins given free rein to express her opinions unchallenged – both Linehan and the presenter, challenged her several times throughout the discussion.Read: Schoolgirl bitten on the face by dog awarded €20,000 in damages >Read: Man spotted running from stolen car arrested in connection with south Dublin robbery > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 112 Comments A COMPLAINT MADE to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) over Katie Hopkins’ performance on the Last Word on Today FM late last year has been rejected.A woman had made a formal complaint to the BAI after what she described as “the use of hate speech directed at migrants and refugees”. The Last Word was debating a report by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) in October 2016.The report had found that hate speech online and in traditional media, has “soared” since 2013. The item set out to ask at what point free speech becomes hate speech and what laws and guidelines are in place to prevent the latter being published in mainstream media.To argue the claims, Hopkins was invited on the programme as was Hugh Linehan of the Irish Times. The BAI reported: “The complainant states that the distress of such a discussion, inciting the desire for people to drill holes in boats, implying the disadvantage of ‘migrant cockroaches’ surviving the holocausts, was imagery that was directly harmful and offensive to the complainant.Complaint“The material that was broadcast encouraged people to imitate acts damaging to the health and safety of others. The complainant believes that the item could have been broadcast by omitting the explicit use of offensive phrases and the focus on migrants and refugees.”
September 20, 2019
Ménopause : définition, âge, symptômes, traitement, que faire ?La ménopause est une étape par laquelle toutes les femmes passent, arrivées un certain âge. Elle désigne la fin de la période de reproduction de la femme et se caractérise par l’arrêt des règles et du cycle hormonal. Mais quels sont les symptômes et comment y faire face ? Explications.Définition : la ménopause, c’est quoi ?La ménopause correspond à la fin de la période reproductive de la femme. Elle est caractérisée par l’arrêt des règles et donc par l’arrêt de l’ovulation et de la sécrétion par les ovaires des hormones sexuelles (œstrogènes et progestérone).Du point de vue médical, on parle de ménopause lorsque la femme n’a pas eu de menstruations pendant plus de 12 mois consécutifs. On parle de périménopause pour la période de 2 à 7 ans qui précède la ménopause. Durant cette période, l’ovulation devient plus irrégulière et le taux d’œstrogènes peut varier fortement.La ménopause survient en moyenne à 50 ans. Lorsqu’elle apparaît avant l’âge de 40 ans, elle est considérée comme prématurée. Les ménopauses prématurées peuvent survenir de manière spontanée ou encore être provoquée par une maladie, des médicaments, une chirurgie ou un traitement de radiothérapie ou de chimiothérapie.Symptômes : la ménopause, comment la détecter ?Les symptômes de la ménopause sont habituellement plus marqués pendant la périménopause. Ils sont directement liés aux variations hormonales qui se produisent pendant cette période de transition, mais aussi au vieillissement. Les symptômes de la ménopause sont variés et variables. On peut observer :- des bouffées de chaleur et sueurs nocturnes- des règles irrégulières (avant un arrêt total) – une sécheresse de la peau et du vagin- des troubles du sommeil- une irritabilité, de la dépression, une diminution de la libido- une prise de poidsÀ terme, l’abaissement du taux d’œstrogène dû à la ménopause peut avoir des conséquences sur les os (ostéoporose), les vaisseaux sanguins et le cœur (hypertension artérielle, maladie coronarienne, infarctus, AVC, athérosclérose).Traitement : que faire en cas de ménopause ?Face à la ménopause et si les symptômes sont prononcés, il est possible d’avoir recours à des traitements qui ne vont pas redémarrer la fonction ovarienne mais vont s’attaquer aux troubles associés. Dans de nombreux cas, il s’agit de traitements hormonaux substitutifs (THS) qui vont compenser la carence hormonale et particulièrement le manque en œstrogènes. Le traitement consiste donc à administrer des œstrogènes pour limiter ou supprimer les troubles gênants. Il est généralement couplé à une prise de progestérone afin de prévenir le risque de cancer de l’utérus, les oestrogènes ayant un effet carcinogène sur l’organe à long terme.À lire aussiInfarctus : définition, signes et symptômes, causes, comment réagir face à un infarctus ?Néanmoins, des études ont montré que les THS pouvaient en fonction de la durée de prise, augmenter le risque de cancer du sein. C’est pourquoi ces traitements sont aujourd’hui moins prescrits. Ces dernières années, de nouvelles molécules ont vu le jour comme les SERM (Modulateurs sélectifs des récepteurs aux œstrogènes) utilisés pour prévenir le risque d’ostéoporose.Afin de faciliter la transition qu’est la ménopause, il est également conseillé d’adopter certaines habitudes de vie : manger équilibré et faire du sport notamment. En cas de sécheresse vaginale, il existe des gels et des liquides lubrifiants jouant le même rôle que les sécrétions physiologiques. Le 19 octobre 2015 à 18:33 • Maxime Lambert
September 17, 2019
, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIt all started with a wagging tail, some slobbery kisses and a big personality.There was something special about this new addition, Gretta, a black and tan miniature Dachshund.But for Jon Morgan and Bobbi Von Fange, something wasn’t right after they bought her.Three weeks go by. She is lethargic, hardly gaining any weight, her eyes closed shut. Not the signs of a healthy puppy.They vet told them what the didn’t want to hear, that this sounds a lot like distemper.It all started with a Craiglist ad where a man was selling two Dachshunds for half the regular price, 450 bucks.Despite numerous red flags from the seller, they couldn’t help but fall in love with Gretta.Gretta’s vet told them that this is the fourth case they have had this year.Folks over at Helen Woodward Animal Center say that it is important to do your homework. Bobbi and Jon learned that the hard way. And for now, they are doing everything they can do give Gretta a happy and healthy life.Gretta’s owner says that unfortunately this is not an isolated case.Another family who bought a puppy from that Craigslist ad brought him home only to see him pass away a few days later. Posted: June 20, 2018 June 20, 2018 New family pet faces health concerns after Craigslist buy Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
September 16, 2019
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It’s “becoming less and less relevant,” he says.A month after an election that Democrats won even as rural parts of the country voted overwhelmingly Republican, the former Democratic governor of Iowa told farm belt leaders this past week that he’s frustrated with their internecine squabbles and says they need to be more strategic in picking their political fights.“It’s time for us to have an adult conversation with folks in rural America,” Vilsack said in a speech at a forum sponsored by the Farm Journal. “It’s time for a different thought process here, in my view.”He said rural America’s biggest assets — the food supply, recreational areas and energy, for example — can be overlooked by people elsewhere as the U.S. population shifts more to cities, their suburbs and exurbs.“Why is it that we don’t have a farm bill?” said Vilsack. “It isn’t just the differences of policy. It’s the fact that rural America with a shrinking population is becoming less and less relevant to the politics of this country, and we had better recognize that and we better begin to reverse it.”For the first time in recent memory, farm-state lawmakers were not able to push a farm bill through Congress in an election year, evidence of lost clout in farm states.
September 13, 2019
The House on Wednesday continued working through many of the 271 amendments made in order for the chamber’s debate of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill, with a final vote on the underlying legislation expected Thursday. Many of the most controversial amendments out of the more than 550 filed didn’t make it past the House Rules Committee, including two affecting defense communities — one permitting military families to create education savings accounts and another extending a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. The House on Thursday will finish debating the remaining 76 amendments to H.R. 5515, the majority of which will be included in en bloc packages, reported CQ. … The Senate Armed Services Committee finished marking up its version of authorization bill Wednesday evening, a committee aide told CQ. The committee will issue a statement today with a detailed summary of the measure, which was written almost entirely in closed sessions.Army photo by Brian Parker Dan Cohen AUTHOR
September 9, 2019
A NORTECH crew works on a Gastineau Channel beach on Thursday to clean up heating oil spilled from a vandalized tank at the Prospector Hotel. The state helps homeowners with heating oil spills too, at a cost. A new bill in front of the legislature would allow the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to provide tech support for residential spills, without charge. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)When a home heating oil tank leaks, costs can add up quickly.Listen nowDepending on the size of the spill, everything from hiring contractors to buying cleanup supplies and even calling the state to report the spill — gets billed.Alaska’s lawmakers are considering a bill to help with those costs.In 2010, Fabienne Peter-Contesse’s family found a cork-sized hole in the bottom of their underground heating oil tank in Juneau.Peter-Contesse told a House Resources committee last month that as soon as they discovered the leak, the family immediately called the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation for help.A spill expert came out, gave them some advice on what to do and the family started the cleanup.“So we went out, spent a lot of money on a lot of boom,” Peter-Contesse said. “A lot of absorbent pads… sloshing through our property. Disposing of the free product and pads, etc. in an environmentally responsible way.”It wasn’t cheap.“We’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on this effort. Cleanup, hiring the contractor. We’ve spent several thousand dollars on soil testing. And, none of this is covered by homeowners insurance,” Peter-Contesse said. “So that is all out of pocket.”Peter-Contesse said that DEC’s staff has been a great resource for technical support and answering questions.But then, in 2017, the family got their first bill from the state.“And as you can imagine, the blood pressure shot through the roof,” Peter-Contesse said.They didn’t want to keep paying that bill — in addition to all of the other other ones — so, the family stopped talking to state spill response staff.State Spill Prevention and Response Director Kristin Ryan said that’s a common response.“We have had several situations where a homeowner is talking to us, everything is going well. Then, several weeks later they get our bill — which is an automated process — and all of the sudden, they don’t return our phone calls. They won’t let us on their property. They don’t want to talk to us, because they don’t want another bill,” Ryan said.Right now, staff at the Department of Environmental Conservation are required by law to recover their costs when they consult on spills. On average, getting technical support from employees in the state’s Division of Spill Prevention and Response can cost between $100-$150 an hour.But, Ryan said she doesn’t think that when the statutes were written — lawmakers were considering individual homeowners and heating oil leaks.“They were thinking about Exxon. They were thinking about BP. They were thinking about big companies that are making money off of oil. And they didn’t think the state should have any expenses associated with that industry,” Ryan said.Right now, there are about 150 homes that have heating oil spills that the state is consulting on.The bill is pretty narrowly defined to cover just spills from equipment or fuel that is used solely to provide space heat or electric power for residential homes.It wouldn’t take away any of the cleanup costs — which is typically the bulk of the cost in a situation where heating oil is spilled. But, it would allow the state to provide, essentially free “tech support” when something does go wrong.Ryan says spill response experts do everything from help homeowners draft bids for contractors to show them where to buy supplies to cleanup the spills themselves.“Or go out with a meter that helps them see if the vapors are strong enough in the house that perhaps they should move or leave while they’re doing cleanup, things that are — to us — are really important to do,” Ryan said. “We’d like to do it without burdening them with a bill.”If the bill passes, Ryan’s department estimates that it’ll lose about $60,000 a year in revenue. Ryan said she’s confident the state can absorb that cost — especially if it entices homeowners into reporting spills and getting help to clean them up.
September 6, 2019
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said that the Telangana society would never forget Professor Jayashankar who tirelessly worked for the propagation of concept and idea of Telangana. The Chief Minister has recalled the yeoman services rendered by Jayashankar on the occasion of the latter’s birthday. KCR said that the government would take measures so that the future generations would remember the great contribution and services made by the departed Telangana protagonist.
September 3, 2019
LightningAt least 17 people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Narayanganj, Sunamganj, Rajshahi, Jamalpur, Pabna, Moulvibazar, Rajbari, Cumilla, Habiganj and Nilphamari districts on Monday, news agency UNB reports.In Narayanganj, five people — a schoolboy, a woman and three farmers — were killed as they were struck by lightning in Rupganj and Sonargaon upazilas.The deceased are farmer Obaidul Haque, 40, of Musarchar village in Sonargaon, schoolboy Farhad Sheikh, 13, son of Abdul Jalil of Tentulia village in Rupganj, Nurjahan Begum, 68, of Kalagachha of the upazila, farmer Rafiqul Islam, 35, son of Nurul Haque of Tawra in the upazila and Hashem Mollah, 15, son of Kamal Mollah of Bhelab of the upazila.A farmer was killed after being hit by a thunderbolt at Jamkhola haor in Dakkhin Sunamganj upazila in Sunamganj in the morning.The deceased was identified as Md Yeahia, 42, son of Md Elias Ali of Raipur village in Borochatul union of Kanaighat upazila.Md Jakir Hossain, sub-inspector of Dakkhin Sunamganj Police Station, said a streak of thunderbolt struck the farmer around 11 am while he was cutting paddy in a field around 11am, leaving him dead on the spot.In Habiganj, another farmer Shamsul Haque, 30, son of Gazi Rahman of Japu Kornopara, was killed as lightning hit him while working in his paddy field in a haor near the Sutki River around 11am.In Jamalpur, Hasibur Rahman, a farmer of Shamerpar village in Sarishabari upazila, was killed when a thunderbolt hit him while working in his Boro field in the morning.In another incident, Bakul Miah, 25, son of Abdus Sattar of Dakkhin Chinaduli village in Islampur upazila, died after being hit by lightning while crossing the Jamuna River by a boat for going to his cropland around 9 am.In Rajshahi, a farmer was killed when a thunderbolt bore down on him during rain while spraying pesticides at his cropland at Naupara village in Puthia upazila in the morning.The deceased was identified as Yeakub Ali, 40, son of Araj Uddin of the village.Besides, Bablu, a farmer of Aynapukur village in Godagari upazila, and an unidentified brick kiln worker in Motihar area of the city, were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in the morning.In Pabna, a man was killed in a lightning strike when he took shelter under a mango tree amid rain at Pakshi in Ishwardi upazila.In Moulvibazar, an expatriate was killed when a thunderbolt struck him while returning home from a paddy field at Uttarbhagh village in Kamalganj upazila.The deceased was identified as Tamij Uddin, 25, son of Abdul Matalib. He returned home from Oman on leave.In Rajbari, a farmer named Abdul Matin Sheikh, 45, son of Matu Sheikh of Dhaogram village in Baliakandi upazila, was killed when he was struck by lightning while working at his cropland around 10:30 am.In Cumilla, a farm labourer was killed when a thunderbolt struck him while working in a paddy field at Dolshamudra in Chouddagram upazila.Bhulu Miah, 30, son of Habibur Rahman, hailed from Talukgol village in Jaldhaka upazila of Nilphamari district.In Nilphamari, farmer Abdur Rab, 55, was killed after being struck by a thunderbolt around 12pm while working in a paddy field at Koimari village in Jaldhaka upazila.Read more : Lightning kills at least 11 in 5 dists
September 1, 2019
George H. Lambert Jr. is the president and CEO of the Greater Washington Urban League. George H. Lambert Jr., President and CEO of the Greater Washington Urban League. (Courtesy Photo)The 13th day of the 12th month of this year had an accidental meaning as 12/13/14, but beyond this numerological oddity, the date took on real political meaning. Marchers across the United States came together to protest the acquittals of the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. I had the honor of participating in both the D.C. and New York City marches on the same day.In Washington, I joined our dynamic Thursday Network (young professionals auxiliary) who support the Greater Washington Urban League. The mood on Constitution Avenue was determined and enthusiastic. And yet there was a pervasive sense of dread in the air.I heard over and over again that marchers were there because they knew that what happened to Michael Brown could happen to their own kids, friends or neighbors. These conversations made me realize once again what a singular challenge it is in our society to especially be the parent of a person of color. The fear is never far from your mind. Every time the phone rings, the possibility of bad news is present.You can see photos of the “Justice for All” Washington, D.C. march on our Facebook page.Afterwards, I flew to New York and hopped in a cab that serendipitously got caught up in protest traffic, which made it easy to get out and join the participants on foot. It was dark. It was cold. But our glowing hearts kept us warm.Both demonstrations were eloquent in their peaceful insistence on systemic change. We marched to demand “equal protection under laws” as promised by the Fourteenth Amendment. It should go without saying that this right extends to enforcement of the law in the District’s Ward 7, on the streets of Ferguson, or anywhere in this great country.You don’t have to be Black to realize that something is seriously wrong when unarmed individuals are dying at the hands of the people whose very mission is to serve and protect. Consequently, I was encouraged but not surprised to see so many White people at the demonstrations. It will take people of all colors, ages, and abilities to sustain the energy of 12/13/14 and to realize the justice and accountability spelled out in the Fourteenth Amendment. This is the unfinished business of the Civil Rights Movement.Demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Avenue toward Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, during the Justice for All rally. More than 10,000 protesters are converging on Washington in an effort to bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Civil rights organizations are holding a march to the Capitol on Saturday with the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed black men who died in incidents with white police officers. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)I am haunted by the notion that we may never stop marching. In my lifetime I have seen the election of an African-American president. But in the lifetime of my children and grandchildren will they know an America where we can stop marching?Others have written extensively about the specific policy changes that are necessary to avoid more unnecessary deaths. My counterpart in Baltimore, J. Howard Henderson, offers some reasonable suggestions. Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, has put forth a realistic, compelling 10-point plan for justice. At the very least, these tragedies have spurred an overdue national dialogue.We have our work cut out for us. The solutions lie not only in revised police procedures but in reconsidered economic and political structures. The board and leadership of the National Urban League and all its regional affiliates are committed to working toward a more just society. We won’t stop until everybody has the opportunity to reach his or her potential—and until nobody has to fear an encounter between their child and a police officer.As our families gather for the holiday season and we prepare ourselves for a New Year, let us embrace the dread and the determination of the protests with new energy to confront injustices within, and surrounding our community. Let us nourish the flame of 12/13/14 into 2015 and beyond. January brings the inauguration of a new mayor of Washington, D.C., and a new governor of Maryland, and with these new beginnings come new chances and new challenges.
August 28, 2019
• By now, you should have a method of studying, whether you remember all the info by reading it aloud, having someone read it to you, rewriting everything or making use of colours. Do not change your method now, as long as it works for you.• Do not study for hours on end: Take regular breaks and go for a walk to get some fresh air.Most importantly, stay calm during the exam. Read through your paper before getting started and if you get stuck by a question, leave a space for it and answer it later.Write neatly and clearly, and make sure you have everything you need to write your exam.Good luck and everything of the best!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A lot of schools started writing finals this week. As a Grade 12 pupil, the thought of adult life may scare you and you might be concerned about what to do next year, but don’t focus on that right now. Besides, you first have to pass your matric before you do anything else, so focus on the exams!Here are a few tips to help you ‘ace’ your final exams:• Plan a study roster: You may not think it helps, but it does.• Make sure you get enough rest: Sleep at least six hours a night.• Have a glass of water with you to keep hydrated.• Eat before studying so you are not hungry and have all the energy you need.• The days you are not writing are not off days: Use these days to study.• Make sure to study in a quiet area, with no distractions.• Make sure you have everything you need before studying so you don’t have to stand up and break your concentration.
August 19, 2019
From the print editionThe Association to Protect Tourism (PROTUR) held a forum Monday in the Legislative Assembly to discuss the state of the tourism industry with lawmakers and members of the small and medium-sized tourism sector.The forum, co-organized by Access Without Exclusion Party (PASE) lawmaker Rita Chaves, featured presentations on tourism-related topics including exchange rates, sportfishing and the Costa Rican Tourism Board’s (ICT) recent “Costa Rica’s Million Dollar Gift of Happiness” advertising campaign.ICT, whose general manager, Juan Carlos Borbón, declined an invitation to attend, took a lot of verbal abuse from the 15 presenters and a crowd of some 150 people jammed into an assembly salon.“We believe that ICT does some good things,” said Chaves, who is on the assembly’s Tourism Commission. “But it has completely turned its back on one sector in particular, and we know what sector that is.”And that was about the nicest thing anybody said about the ICT all day.Among other comments, PROTUR members and tourism industry representatives in attendance called for the creation of a commission to evaluate and investigate ICT’s alleged lack of attention to the small-business tourism sector. The groups represented onMonday are also pushing for a reform to Costa Rica’s Tourism Law, which was established in 1955, to include more representation at regional levels and more representation of the small and medium-sized business sector.It is the same argument made by PROTUR President Boris Marchegiani in March before a meeting of the same commission. In that meeting, Marchegiani questioned statistics released by ICT regarding the number of tourists visiting Costa Rica annually, as well as hotel occupancy rates released by the board. The crux of the argument is that ICT’s record-keeping, with numbers provided by the Immigration Administration, does not differentiate between tourists who visit the country for vacation and individuals who enter Costa Rica on tourist visas to visit family or to work, and who would not engage in other tourism activities, particularly spending nights in hotels. According to PROTUR’s calculations, approximately 1.1 million tourists visited Costa Rica in 2011, about 1 million less than the 2.1 million that ICT reported (TT, March 9).“We’re going to talk of how some actions of ICT are going to continue to do grave damage to the tourism sector if there are not great changes made in the way of organizing national tourism,” Marchegiani said on Monday.Marchegiani cited a lawsuit recently filed by a group of tourism-business owners, including Marchegiani, for “damages as a result of the premeditated inflation of numbers in the quantity of tourist arrivals in the country and hotel occupancy rates.”ICT, which did not have any representatives present at Monday’s forum, has defended its statistics by saying that 2011’s reported numbers represent a “general increase” of about 4 percent in tourism activity over 2010, and that distribution of the increase might not be distributed evenly throughout the country. In response to Marchegiani’s assertions in March that the board overestimated hotel occupancy rates by almost half their actual number – ICT reported 64 percent occupancy in 2011, while PROTUR countered with an estimate closer to 31 percent – Borbón said in an email that the tourism businesses were to blame if hotel occupancy rates released by ICT were unreliable, citing “limited response in the business sector to provide sufficient reliable information on hotel occupancy to let us know the real situation in the country” (TT, March 16).Reached via email this week, Borbón responded to criticism of the board’s alleged “inattention” to small businesses, saying that “complete attention based on support and accompaniment of the small and medium-sized businesses has been a priority for the [ICT]. … We have developed many projects to benefit [small and medium-sized businesses], so we don’t know what the basic underpinning of that statement is.”In a presentation on tourist safety in Costa Rica, Isabel Garbanzo, director of Costa Rica Expeditions, called for the creation of a commission to oversee ICT’s activities.“I have worked in tourism for 25 years,” Garbanzo said. “If I didn’t think this commission was necessary, I could have stayed sitting in my office working.”Borbón did respond directly in his email to the idea of a commission to oversee ICT’s work.“It is important to indicate that [the ICT] has a series of projects available that were developed across the country to attend to potential small and medium-sized tourism businesses interested in starting their businesses and improving their levels of management and competitiveness, for which actions are developed directly by the ICT or through the development of alliances with other entities (such as the National Training Institute, universities and the National Tourism Chamber, among others) to support this sector,” Borbón wrote.Borbón mentioned recent ICT programs aimed at small businesses including a workshop on rural-tourism development and marketing in Costa Rica led by a group of Israeli experts earlier this month. Borbón also pointed out the Artisanal Products With Identity Program, which, he said, is an effort to support local artists who create products specific to their regions and loaded with local history.The ICT official also mentioned some 13 different projects and lectures offered to the small-business sector on a variety of topics geared toward improving competitiveness and efficiency.Michael Kaye, founder of Costa Rica Expeditions and a 35-year veteran of the Costa Rican tourism industry, criticized the ICT’s recent “Costa Rica’s Million Dollar Gift of Happiness” marketing campaign, which featured a talking cartoon sloth and the giveaway of vacation packages to Costa Rica. Borbón wrote that Costa Rica’s Million Dollar Gift of Happiness campaign’s “principal objective was to generate conversations about Costa Rica and to facilitate the exchange of experiences through social networks with the goal of positioning Costa Rica as a tourist destination and to increase recommendations of the destination and revisiting.”He added that the campaign generated thousands of conversations on the ICT’s Facebook page and substantially increased the percentage of Facebook fans in Costa Rica’s principal tourism markets, the United States and Canada.But Kaye said the largest problem facing the industry now is disparity between the actual number of tourists visiting the country and the number of beds built to accommodate them. He and other attendees of the forum agreed that an excess of beds is attributable to years of overly optimistic statistics by ICT.“The major problem is the ICT exists, basically, to get more power over all of tourism,” Kaye said. “Their goal is political power, and it’s not to improve tourism in any particular areas. So they do damage, and you can see that if you just watch the various things they do.” Facebook Comments No related posts.