World Cup 2018: Belgium coach Roberto Martinez ready to accept heartbreak

first_imgBelgium coach Roberto Martinez lauded his men for a spectacular performance and said his players were magnificent and added he could not have asked for anything more from them. The Red Devils lost 1-0 to France in the FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final and will now play the loser of the England-Croatia semi-final in the third-place playoff.Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday. This is the third time the French will play in a World Cup final.In an enthralling tactical match, it was once again a set-piece that proved decisive with Umtiti’s near-post header from an Antoine Griezmann corner settling matters.Belgium took early control of midfield with France content to sit deep and eliminate the threat of counter-attacks from Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne.Ironically, Belgium, with 13 goals, are the highest goal-scorers in the tournament. But they will not be able to lift the Cup on July 15.No final it isThat’s #Football. We did our best.The support in & all over the world was once again amazing !Félicitations @equipedefrance et bonne chance pour la finale !We go for now !@Fanclub1895 #REDTOGETHER#WorldCup#FRABEL pic.twitter.com/OnLhIg0zoPBelgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) July 10, 2018Martinez said it call came down to details at the end of the day.”It was a question of details. Unfortunately for us the difference was a deadball situation. The game was very close, very tight. It was going to be decided by whoever could find that final touch in the box or a bit of luck in front of goal,” he said.Also read – France reach 3rd World Cup final, Belgium’s unbeaten streak ends: Key statsadvertisement”The effort from the players was magnificent, I couldn’t ask for more. In football you have to understand there are winners and losers but if you are going to lose, you do it while giving everything”Now we need to get rid of this disappointment and make sure we finish on a high.(Highlights | Photos)”These players don’t deserve to leave the tournament with a bad taste. We can’t be anything other than disappointed now but we will try to finish the tournament on a high (by winning the third-place playoff).”Belgium were the dark horses of the tournament and they started off brilliantly, winning all their three group matches against Panama, Tunisia and England. In the round of 16, they had defeated Japan in a high-scoring thriller before knocking five-time champions Brazil out in the quarter-finals.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Moto G7 may pack 6.7-inch display, dual rear cameras and ship with Android 9 Pie

first_img2018 year hasn’t been all that good for Motorola, which is why the company has seemingly started working on its next year’s lineup already, with the aim to return back to the competition. Rumours say that the smartphone manufacturer is already working on the G7 series for next year. Rumours also say that Motorola is going to launch only two phones under the G7 lineup — Moto G7 and the G7 Plus — and skip the Play version. The information, however, is not yet confirmed by the company.More information about the Moto G7 have surfaced online. The full specs sheet of the smartphone has now been leaked. The specs sheet reveals some of the key specs that the Moto G7 is expected to pack. According to the leaked specs sheet, the smartphone will come with a much bigger display compared to the Moto G6. The Moto G7 will feature a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display. To recall, the Moto G6 sports a 5.7-inch screen.The specs sheet also reveals that the Moto G7 will be powered by an octa-core processor, the chipset is yet to be confirmed. As of now, the Moto G7 is said to come with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. We expect some more variants of the phone.The leaked specs sheet also reveals the complete camera details of the upcoming Moto G7. It suggests that the smartphone will sport a dual camera setup on the back and single sensor on the front. On the rear panel, the Moto G7 will include a 16-megapixel primary sensor and 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, the specs sheet reveals that the Motorola phone will include a 12-megapixel sensor. The specs listing also revealed that the Moto G7 will ship with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box and pack a 3,500 mAh battery. The smartphone is also said to sport a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which will help in unlocking the phone.advertisementAround a month back, a render of the Moto G7 surfaced online for the first time which revealed the full design of the phone. The render showed the Moto G7 with a notched display and minimal bezels on the sides. The phone also seemed sleek compared to the Moto G6.ALSO READ: Moto G7 concept video leaked, shows waterdrop notch, bezel-less screen, dual camerasMotorola launched the Moto G6 Plus in India only recent followed by the Motorola One Power series. This is why it’s too early to talk about the G7 lineup for now. Rumours suggest that the Moto G7 lineup will go official sometime in 2019, possibly in the first half of the year.last_img read more

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Hanoi Grand Prix to begin in 2020: F1 boss

first_imgHanoi, Nov 7 (AFP) The first Hanoi Grand Prix will be staged in 2020, Formula One boss Chase Carey confirmed Wednesday as he laid out plans to expand motorsport’s premier championship in Asia. Vietnam announced last week it will host the race in its communist capital from April 2020, becoming only the third Southeast Asian nation to host the Formula One after Malaysia and Singapore. “We’re very proud to be announcing this race in 2020,” Carey told reporters in Hanoi as details of the event were unveiled. Carey said the decision to hold the race in Hanoi was part of Formula One’s strategy to move into markets where it hopes to groom a new generation of fans — and boost revenues. “We plan for this to be a long-term agreement, and we intend for this to be a long-term partnership,” he added. “The race is also an important part of our broader strategy to grow our sport in Asia, and clearly Vietnam is a driving force for the growth in Asia.” Hanoi municipal government chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said the contract signed was for 10 years, with an opportunity to start discussing extensions in year eight. The 5.6 kilometre (3.5 mile) track will include existing roads and portions that have yet to be built, according to a press release from the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee. The day race will be held near the national stadium, after initially considering hosting it near Hoan Kiem lake near Hanoi’s chaotic Old Quarter. (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

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2 days agoZubizarreta: Arsenal attacker Pepe was in Marseille to sign

first_imgZubizarreta: Arsenal attacker Pepe was in Marseille to signby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympique Marseille chief Andoni Zubizarreta admits a past deal for Nicolas Pepe was close.Pepe eventually left Lille for Arsenal in a club record €80m deal this summer.But Zubizarreta revealed: “Nicolas Pépé was on our list, he came to Marseille and we almost agreed. “It could have been done, but it was finally Dimitri Payet who arrived because it was the right moment and we needed experienced players. “These are choices that are made at a specific time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Diana Shipping to Add Three Panamax Dry Bulkers

first_imgzoom Greek dry bulk ship owner Diana Shipping has signed three Memoranda of Agreement to acquire three Panamax vessels from a related party for a price tag of USD 39.8 million. The agreements include a 2010 built Panamax dry bulk vessel of 75,700 dwt MV Sunshine, a 2013 built Panamax dry bulk vessel of 75,403 dwt MV Manzoni, and a 2013 built Panamax dry bulk vessel of 77,901 dwt MV Infinity 9.The vessels, built by China-based Jiangnan Shipyard (Group), are expected to join Diana Shipping’s fleet by the end of March 2016.Consummation of the purchases is subject to the company obtaining bank financing from the sellers’ existing lenders for substantially all of the purchase price of the vessels.“Not only has the company been able to negotiate the purchase of these vessels at “distressed” prices not seen during the past 15 years, but we believe that our strong balance sheet and attractive credit risk will enable us to negotiate extremely favorable financing terms with the current lenders to finance 100% of the purchase price that will be non-amortizing for two years,” President of Diana Shipping, Anastasios Margaronis, said.“By preserving available cash, the company will maintain its strong balance sheet to weather the continuing downturn in the dry bulk market and to fund future vessel acquisitions throughout the eventual market recovery, consistent with the company’s long term strategy,” Margaronis added.Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet currently consists of 43 dry bulk vessels, excluding the three vessels, as well as one newbuilding Newcastlemax dry bulker, a newbuilding Newcastlemax dry bulker and a newbuilding Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel expected for delivery by the end of 2016.last_img read more

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European Union pledges Euro 42 million to Sri Lanka

The programme will strengthen the governance of reconciliation processes by seeking institutional consensus across various government entities and civil society, in addition to contributing to strengthening the linkages between the government and the grassroots population.The programme will also facilitate initiatives that link reconciliation and non-recurrence by addressing language barriers and psycho-social needs, as well as using arts and culture to break down barriers between communities. The Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and the British Council will also contribute EUR 2.4 million and EUR 0.1 million respectively to the programme on reconciliation. The programme aimed at Strengthening Reconciliation Processes in Sri Lanka is a direct result of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) conclusions on Sri Lanka in October 2015, which envisaged “new opportunities for the EU to engage with the Government of Sri Lanka in making further progress on reconciliation and support priorities of good governance including tackling corruption, promoting respect for human rights and the rule of law”. The European Union (EU) will step up its assistance to Sri Lanka, by providing Euro 42 million (approximately LKR 6.93 billion) for the implementation of two programmes: Support to the Modernisation of the Agricultural Sector in Sri Lanka (EUR 30 million) and Strengthening Reconciliation Processes in Sri Lanka (EUR 12 million).Secretary to the Ministry of Finance, Dr. R. H. S. Samaratunge signed the agreements on behalf of the Government in the presence of Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives for the Delegation of the European Union, H.E. Tung Lai Margue. The EU aims to help modernise the agriculture sector by improving the Government’s institutional capacities and by introducing innovative packages and associated market and production infrastructure. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Iraq elections could be held by end of 2004 if conditions are

Video of the press briefing [31mins] Credible elections are not possible in Iraq before the 30 June planned handover of sovereignty but they can be organized by the end of this year or in early 2005 given the establishment of certain conditions, including a legal framework for the process, a United Nations fact-finding mission to the country says in a report released today.Lakhdar Brahimi, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Advisor, led the team which was dispatched in response to requests from the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), the Iraqi Governing Council and others concerned to study the feasibility of early elections and possible alternatives.In an agreement reached last November, the CPA and the Governing Council envisaged regional caucuses to choose members of a transitional national assembly, but the UN team found that the caucus-style system “does not appear to enjoy sufficient support among Iraqis to be a viable option.”While in Iraq, the team met with a range of Iraqi stakeholders and was told that political agreement on a legal framework for the balloting could be secured by May. If this is the case, and if other conditions are met, the team concluded that “elections could be held by the end of 2004 or shortly after.”All Iraqi stakeholders would have to agree as soon as possible on the electoral framework so that preparations for operational work can begin, according to the report, which anticipates that the preparatory process would take at least eight months after a legal and institutional framework has been established.The report recommends setting up an Iraqi Electoral Commission to start working immediately towards a well-organized process that would result in polling as soon as possible. The report adds that once basic agreements are reached, a precise polling date should be set and announced.The mission backs agreement among “many” Iraqis that a single assembly should be chosen through elections held by the end of this year or shortly after with the dual functions of drafting a constitution and acting as the principal law-making body. It also underscores the prevailing consensus in Iraq on keeping the 30 June handover date.Regarding the transfer of sovereignty, the team says the UN would be willing to help in building consensus among Iraqis on the specific powers, structure and composition of a provisional governance body and the process for its establishment, and could provide advisory services and technical assistance for the electoral process.Ultimately, the Iraqi people must decide on these issues and implement them, the report stresses. “They are more than capable of doing so.”The team, which visited Iraq from 6 to 13 February, calls for intensified discussions on security within the Iraqi Governing Council and the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) to complete arrangements for expanding UN activities in the country. “The United Nations is ready to play a supporting role – in helping to facilitate political consensus, as well as in offering technical advice on elections – if the people of Iraq so request it, the Security Council mandates the Organization to play that role, and appropriate arrangements are made to provide security for our own personnel.”These conclusions are echoed by the Secretary-General in his letter transmitting the report to the President of the Security Council. “[A] precondition for the United Nations to succeed in Iraq is the clear and unambiguous support of a united Security Council and the establishment of a secure environment,” he emphasizes.Team member Carina Perelli, Director of the UN Electoral Assistance Division, told reporters in New York today that the UN will act in response to the wishes of the Iraqi people. “We will now wait to hear from the Iraqis and the CPA to see whether they accept the report and our recommendations and what are the future steps,” she said. “The UN and the UN Electoral Assistance Division stands ready to contribute to this process if the Iraqis and the CPA at this point consider that our help is necessary.” read more

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UN mission in Afghanistan worried about abducted colleagues

“It is seven days since they have been taken and, given the extreme harsh conditions, we have serious concerns for their health,” said Manoel de Almeida e Silva, spokesman for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). “The psychological pressure must be tremendous not knowing what will happen from one day to the next, away from their friends and families.”We ask those holding them to release them immediately and unharmed.”Shqipe Hebibi, Annetta Flanigan and Angelito Nayan were abducted by armed gunmen from their UN vehicle on 28 October in the Afghan capital of Kabul. They had been contracted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to work on the country’s first-ever presidential elections last month.Mr. de Almeida e Silva expressed the UN’s gratitude for the work of the Afghan authorities to obtain their release, adding that the United Nations was doing all it could to support those efforts.Meanwhile, the Afghan Interior Ministry has set up a telephone hotline so that people can call to provide information on the case. On Tuesday, a coalition of Afghan religious authorities condemned the abduction of the three UN workers, saying it was contrary to Islamic principles. read more

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UN report explores ways urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development

Meeting the rising urban demand for food can increase the incomes of the rural poor, most of whom derive their livelihoods from small and family farm agriculture, said the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General, José Graziano da Silva. “But growing urban demand will not automatically benefit small farmers, so we must look for solutions that can seize on the opportunities, and avoid the downside of increasing urbanization,” he said in a new release on the report presented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and FAO. Better roads, reliable and extensive electrification, refrigerated transportation and better storage facilities are all key to success, Mr. Graziano da Silva said, noting that such transformation would also lead farmers to grow higher-value and more nutritious produce, which is essential for the proper nutrition of growing urban populations. The report notes that growing urban populations will be especially visible in Africa, as a majority of the continent’s fast-growing population will be living in cities by 2030. Globally, some 2.5 billion more people will be living in urban areas than do today. Africa and Asia will account for 90 per cent of the increase. Quality concerns over locally produced food by urban residents in many developing countries often result in greater preference for imported varieties, according to the report. Better vertical integration of the domestic food value chain – requiring improved processing, milling, cleaning, marketing, bagging, branding and possibly even supermarkets – could remedy that. Such an effort would produce a host of agribusiness jobs and enhance the agricultural sector’s ability to make productivity-boosting investments. The report also highlights the role of intermediate towns, which can play a catalyzing role in mediating the urban-rural nexus. The vicinity of such towns tends to provide smallholder farmers with greater opportunities to market their products and share in the gains from economic growth. Smaller towns also offer migration destinations that more likely help the rural poor escape from poverty than big cities do. “Intermediate cities can be, and most of the time, are, the effective promoter of rural development,” said Mr. Graziano da Silva. read more

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October boosts UK engine production output past 2 million

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Domestic demand drove growth in UK engine output for the 10th consecutive month in October, as multi-billion pound investments in plants to serve Britain’s resurgent vehicle manufacturing sector continue to be realised. However, with more than half of all engines built here still exported, it is vital that the competitive conditions that have driven this sector’s success – and that of the vehicle manufacturing sector on which it relies – are secured for the future.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) UK engine manufacturing rises 8.9% in October, with 239,086 units produced.Domestic vehicle makers drive growth, with demand up 29.1% in the month.Overall year-to-date output reaches 2.1 million – a 6.4% uplift on the first 10 months in 2015. read more

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HSG Wetzlar to sign Metalurgs refugee – Vladan Lipovina

handball transfersHSG WetzlarLuka CindricVladan Lipovinavuko borozan One of the best young players on the right back position in Europe Vladan Lipovina (20) was a free agent for only one day, since he ended contract with RK Metalurg Skopje by mutual agreement. Talented lefthander came to Skopje last summer from Spanish Quenca with an idea to make big step in professional career in work with Lino Červar, but all went bad with the money and relationship of all the players with Croatian coach.RK Metalurg’s players are in boycott, they don’t practice, while on the other side, Lino Červar and club’s owner Minčo Jordanov have only a few juniors on the training sessions. Today is the last day for some deal between Management and suspended players because until midnight RK Metalurg have to declare squad for the upcoming match in EHF Champions League against La Rioja.If they don’t, consequences will be tragic.One thing is sure, Vladan Lipovina won’t be a part of the team. He stated on his FB profile that “he left Metalurg”, a few hours before he was promoted as a new member of HSG Wetzlar.That isn’t the only RK Metalurg’s “refugee” for whom is HSG Wetzlar interested. Another two names are Vuko Borozan (20, left back) and Luka Cindric (22, playmaker), two hot prospect for the future… ← Previous Story HANDBALL SUAREZ: Marko Kopljar gets two months suspension Next Story → WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2014: 75.000 votes for 48 hours! read more

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MIRACLE in Celje – Norway avoid battles for 1316th place

← Previous Story U20 EHF EURO 2018: France to meet Germany in semi-final Next Story → How far Pick Szeged can go with six new players? Suprisingly average level of performance of Norwegian national team at Men’s U20 EHF EURO 2018, somehow, became TOP in the 60 minutes of an important clash with Sweden 23:16, in which Norge boys avoided battles for the place 13-16 in Celje – Norway lost against Israel 25:30 in Preliminary Round, Sweden beat Israel 29:22 so victory with four goals and more was necessary for Norwegians to put Israelis behind them. On the other side, Swedish team could allow defeat up to eight goals to stay among TOP 2 in the Group and continue to place 9-12 battles. STANDINGS:Norway 4Sweden 4Israel 0Romania 0Norway will meet Hungary, while Sweden going to play against Denmark for placement 9-12.Israel VS Russia and Poland VS Romania will decide who will be the last at the end…PHOTO: Slavko Kolar read more

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Greek hairdresser takes out national LOreal trophy

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Frank Apostolopoulos has taken out Australia’s Golden Globes of hairdressing for his magazine cover look interpretation. The BIBA Fitzroy hairdresser, together with fellow hairdresser Mariam Enegd was awarded the L’Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy Award last Sunday at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Apostolopoulos along with 25 finalists from around the country reproduced a magazine cover look in front of a panel of high profile judges. His messy, street inspired men’s cover look also earned him the L’Oreal Professionel Men’s Colour Award. “The experience was surreal… and the first time ever that someone had won two awards in the competition,” said Apostolopoulos.Judges included Director of L’Oreal International Professional Development, Michel Claire from France, Editor of Marie Claire Australia Jackie Frank and L’Oreal Paris Make Up Director Rae Morris.The winners now share in over $250,000 of prizes, education and national endorsements including trips to London to attend an industry hair seminar.last_img read more

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Cirrhose symptômes causes traitement définition de quoi sagitil

first_imgCirrhose : symptômes, causes, traitement, définition, de quoi s’agit-il ?La cirrhose est une grave affection du foie responsable de nombreux décès. Mais quels sont les symptômes de la cirrhose et à quoi est-elle due ? Retour sur cette maladie.Définition : la cirrhose qu’est-ce que c’est ?Le foie est un organe vital et l’un des plus volumineux du corps humain. Situé dans la partie droite de l’abdomen entre le diaphragme et l’estomac, le foie a de nombreuses fonctions : il filtre les toxines, emmagasine et transforme les nutriments absorbés par les intestins. Il fabrique aussi des protéines contribuant à la coagulation du sang, produit la bile permettant l’absorption les graisses, et contribue à réguler les taux de glucose de certaines hormones.La cirrhose est une maladie du foie. Elle est caractérisée par un remplacement progressif des tissus sains du foie par des nodules et du tissu fibreux, ce qui altère progressivement la fonction hépatique. Il s’agit d’une maladie grave et irréversible qui peut rester stable ou bien évoluer.Causes : comment survient la cirrhose ?La cirrhose résulte le plus souvent d’une atteinte chronique du foie. Elle est causée dans 75 à 90% par l’abus d’alcool. Dans une moindre mesure, elle peut aussi être provoquée par une infection virale, notamment une hépatite B (5% des cas) ou une hépatite C (15 à 25% des cas).Symptômes : comment se manifeste la cirrhose ?La cirrhose est une maladie silencieuse qui ne se manifeste qu’une fois que 80% des cellules du foie sont touchées. Ce n’est qu’à ce moment-là que les symptômes apparaissent. Ils comprennent :- une grande fatigue, accompagnée d’une perte d’appétit et d’un amaigrissement (premiers signes)- nausées et diarrhées- augmentation du volume de l’abdomen (accumulation de liquide dans le ventre)- jaunisse- hémorragie digestive due à une hypertension portale (urgence médicale). Elle se traduit par des vomis de sang ou des selles très noiresCes symptômes généraux conduisent souvent les malades à consulter et à réaliser un bilan de santé.  En cas de suspicion de cirrhose, le médecin va tenter de palper le foie, la rate et va rechercher la présence de rougeurs au niveau des paumes des mains ou de la peau. Pour confirmer le diagnostic, une biopsie du foie doit être réalisée afin de visualiser les lésions fibreuses caractéristiques. Un bilan sanguin va permettre d’évaluer le fonctionnement du foie et une échographie va aider à préciser l’aspect de l’organe. Ces examens vont également fournir des pistes quant à la cause de la maladie.Traitement : comment traiter la cirrhose ?La cirrhose est une maladie irréversible. Il n’existe pas de traitement efficace pour la soigner, outre la greffe de foie. Le malade peut cependant limiter les facteurs aggravant en traitant la cause de la maladie.Lorsque la cirrhose est dite alcoolique, le sevrage est inévitable. Dans le cas d’une cirrhose associée à un syndrome métabolique, comme le diabète, le patient doit perdre du poids, contrôler son diabète et abaisser le taux de lipides dans le sang. Enfin, lorsqu’elle est causée par une hépatite virale, des traitements antiviraux doivent être administrés. Dans une moindre mesure, le patient atteint de cirrhose doit modifier son mode de vie. D’abord en cessant sa consommation d’alcool. Parce qu’elle aggrave la maladie, la consommation de tabac doit aussi être arrêtée. Certains médicaments et drogues peuvent avoir un effet toxique sur le foie et doivent être évités. Parlez-en à votre médecin.Les complications de la cirrhose À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Sans prise en charge ou avec une hygiène de vie inadaptée, la cirrhose du foie va conduire à un stade appelé décompensation, où l’organe n’est plus capable d’assurer ses fonctions. Cela conduit à l’apparition de complications comme un ictère (la peau et le blanc des yeux deviennent jaunes), une encéphalopathie ou l’apparition de varices au niveau de l’œsophage.  La cirrhose du foie peut également provoquer une augmentation des infections bactériennes ainsi qu’un cancer du foie. Lorsque la cirrhose est avancée au point de menacer la vie du malade, la seule option envisageable est la transplantation hépatique, ou greffe de foie.Néanmoins, l’opération n’est pas sans risque et requiert de trouver un donneur compatible. Les délais d’attente peuvent ainsi être longs. Le 17 novembre 2015 à 17:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Geek deals Save on the Hudway glass headsup navigation display

first_imgLooking away from the road when you’re driving can be dangerous. Even if you’re just taking a quick glance at the GPS on your dash, that can delay your reaction, and maybe even cause an accident. To solve this problem, the folks at Hudway have created a transparent heads-up display to help you navigate.• Hudway glass heads-up navigation display for $49.95Pair your smartphone to the heads-up display, mount it to your dashboard, and you’ll be able to see exactly what you need to do without looking away from the road. And the best part? It works with nearly any modern smartphone and nearly any dashboard.Whether you’re a veteran driver or brand new, this tool is extremely useful. GPS navigation enables low-stress traveling in unfamiliar locations, and now you can view it safely by yourself. No need for a navigator in the passenger seat. No more unsafe glances away from the road.And since this display is compatible with pretty much every HUD-based app, you’re not locked into a single navigation app. There’s a lot of flexibility here, and this asking price is hard to pass up.When you order from StackSocial, you can get shipping across the contiguous Unites States. And when you order today, you can expect it between February 19th and February 22nd.Note: All sales final. Terms and conditions apply. See the StackSocial website for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

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Clark County deputies seek theft suspects

first_imgClark County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying two alleged thieves in two separate cases, according to social media posts.On Aug. 10, a man stole a $400 stroller and car seat from the Hazel Dell Target, 8801 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave.Then, on Aug. 15, someone committed a residential burglary in the area of Northeast Boutelle Road, north of Battle Ground. Deputies did not specify the gender of the suspect, but surveillance photos of the suspect show a woman.The thief stole multiple credit cards, jewelry and “personal identifying information for the victim,” the sheriff’s office said. She then used the credit cards to make purchases at Clark County businesses, spending more than $5,800, deputies said.Tipsters with information about the store theft should reach out to Deputy Mark Anderson at Mark.Anderson@clark.wa.gov. Anyone with information about the residential burglary can contact Deputy Jesse Henschel at jesse.henschel@clark.wa.gov.last_img read more

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Facebook Makes It Easy to Donate Blood in the US

first_img ‘Storm Loch Ness’ Joke Facebook Event Aims to Spot Folklore ‘Monster’Nearly 300K Alien Fans Sign Up to ‘Raid Area 51’ for Joke Facebook Event Stay on target In the time it takes you to read this sentence, at least two people will need a blood transfusion.They may not receive one, though.Blood banks in the US are seeing a decline in donors—particularly those with type A, B, and O flowing through their veins.AdChoices广告It doesn’t take much: Ten minutes for one pint, and you get a free snack after.But giving blood isn’t on most people’s to-do lists. So social media giant Facebook is stepping in to raise awareness and make it easier for folks to find opportunities to help.Folks in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., can look for the new in-app Blood Donations feature, rolling out nationwide “over the coming months.”“Tens of thousands of blood donors are needed each day across the US to transform the lives of patients requiring blood transfusions,” according to Mitzy Edgecomb, vice president of marketing and communications at Facebook partner Vitalant.“Summer and winter are notoriously difficult times for collecting enough blood donations,” she said in a statement. “But the need does not stop and can even rise due to increased travel, activity, adverse weather events, and cold and flu season, among other factors.”Initial collaborators include America’s Blood Centers, the American Red Cross, Inova, New York Blood Center, Rock River Valley Blood Center, Stanford Blood Center, Versiti, and Vitalant.Sign up to be a blood donor on Facebook by going to Blood Donations in the About section of your profile (via Facebook)This isn’t Facebook’s first blood-donation rodeo: The firm has been working with centers around the world since 2017 to increase the number of donors. In fact, this tool is already available in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, and Pakistan.Simply navigate to “Blood Donations” in the About section of your profile to sign up. When centers are running low, they can request donations and send notifications to folks nearby.“Through our partnership with Facebook, individuals will be able to conveniently find and connect with their local blood center to help meet the ongoing need for a diverse pool of blood donors in the US and share their experiences and the importance of blood donation,” America’s Blood Centers CEO Kate Fry said. “By encouraging blood donation as a way of life, each of us can assure that the more than 30,000 pints of blood used daily throughout the country is available.”June 14 marks World Blood Donor Day, founded by the World Health Organization to thank people for donating and to raise awareness of the need for regular contributions.To commemorate, Facebook will host blood drives in some of its offices, as well as run awareness campaigns in Brazil and India. The firm also joined the Missing Types campaign led by the Red Cross and Vitalant, which underscores the critical need for blood donors.“This campaign comes at exactly the right time, as busy summer schedules make it extremely challenging to sign up sufficient blood donors,” Cliff Numark, senior vice president of the American Red Cross, said. “And Facebook’s new blood donation feature makes it even easier to make a lifesaving donation.”More on Geek.com:FDA Warns Against Young Blood Transfusions As Medical TreatmentFDA Approves Blood Test to ID ConcussionsFacebook Wants to Connect You With Your ‘Secret Crush’last_img read more

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Heritage Charkha Museum spin tales of Indian legacy

first_imgIn what comes as the first initiative to link charkha with tourism, BJP president Amit Shah unveiled the Large Steel Charkha and Heritage Charkha Museum – consisting 14 vintage charkhas – at Palika Bazar Park in Delhi’s Connaught Place, amid much fervour and gaiety recently.Hailing this initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his special message to Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman, said: “As Mahatma Gandhi himself believed, the Charkha is a symbol of our Swaraj and self-reliance. The museum and the monument for the Charkha in the Capital will be a proud tribute to the Charkha’s historic importance in our nation. This will economically empower the lives of several weavers associated with the Khadi industry.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfKVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena, in his welcome speech, said that Charkha, like the memorial to unknown soldiers, is memorial to the unknown rural masses, who took to the demonstrated ways of self-reliance and dignity of labour following the call of the father of the nation. “The KVIC, in association with New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), has set up this Heritage Charkha Museum, showcasing 50 to 100 year old charkhas, gifted to KVIC by the owners of these charkhas. The charkha, run by the PM on Oct 18, 2016 at Ludhiana, has also been kept permanently in the museum for display for general public,” he said, adding, “Located in the heart of the Capital, it will certainly catch the eyes of foreign tourists coming here. The sparkling white marble statue of Mahatma Gandhi and the Large Steel Charkha will be visible from all four sides of Baba Kharak Singh Marg.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBJP President Amit Shah said that from time immemorial Charkha had been the symbol of economic empowerment of our nation. “It is really a commendable job from the part of KVIC and NDMC that both the organisations have come up with a novel mission with economic model to promote tourism. I hope that the spinning wheel would symbolise the mission of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’.” Corroborating similar views, Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister MSME, said that Charkha would script the story of economic Independence of India in coming days. In his thanksgiving note, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Chairperson Naresh Kumar said that it would not only give a direct exposure to the vision to the New Delhi area about ‘Charkha’– a symbol of nation’s prosperity – but also to values and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture. “Charkha is not only a symbol of simplicity and economic freedom by Swadeshi but also a symbol of peace and harmony, hence it will promote Prime Minister’s vision for ‘Make In India’,” he said, adding, “The NDMC will deliver its best to up-keep and maintain the Charkha and Heritage Museum spin tail of Indian legacy. The Council is striving hard for transforming the efficient, effective and livable New Delhi area through the intervention of modern digital technology.” The 2.5 tonne large steel charkha is made of high-quality chromium nickel stainless steel and is corrosion resistant, non-magnetic and not hardenable by heat. The order to make this 12 feet tall and 25 feet long spinning wheel was given to Prayog Samiti, KVIC unit, near Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat. The high quality stainless steel for the charkha was donated by Steel Authority of India (SAIL).On this occasion, besides gifting 500 new model eight-spindle charkhas – with a cost of approximately Rs 70 lakh – to the women spinners of nine states, a live charkha demonstration was also held by 10 women inmates of Tihar Jail. A film on Mahatma Gandhi was also screened, after a philatelic exhibition on ‘Father of the Nation’.last_img read more

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Recognising the works of women writers

first_imgThe city of Bhopal will be witnessing its first literature festival during the month of January 2019. To be held from January 12 –14, it will have three parallel sessions for three days in which more than 60 well-known authors will participate. Alongside the fest, there will be an announcement of ‘Sushila Devi Award for Best Book of Fiction Written by a Woman Author’. This unique book award for women has been instituted by Ratanlal Foundation, Delhi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAll entries for the mentioned award should have been published in the period between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2017. The book must be an original work in English and should not be self-published. Each award application must carry a short synopsis of the plot, describing briefly the content covered in the book. Also, the books which have only been published in the e-book format are not entitled. The last date for submission is October 15, 2018. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAn entry must be a full-length work of at least 40,000 words. While short story anthologies are not eligible, collections of short stories linked by a theme may be considered at the discretion of the jury. There are three prizes – the first prize is for Rs 2,00,000 and the two runners-up prizes are for Rs 25,000 each. The jury will announce the shortlisted books by December 15 and thereafter meet in Bhopal on January 11 to announce the winner. Entries may be sent by publishers only, in the form of four hard copies, to the Prize Secretariat Sanjeev Gupta (Coordinator Book Award), Ratanlal Foundation, New Delhi.last_img read more

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Rio closes its massive Jardim Gramacho dump

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family 0 Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories “Now everyone knows we do dignified work, that we’re recyclers,” said dos Santos. “Now, they can’t discriminate against us and down there in the city they’ll have to receive us with open arms, like the Cristo Redentor,” referring to the Art Deco Christ statue that presides over Rio.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Associated PressRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – One of the world’s largest open-air landfills, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of people have made a living sorting through the debris by hand, will close this weekend after 34 years in malodorous service.Long a symbol of ill-conceived urban planning and environmental negligence, Rio de Janeiro’s Jardim Gramacho dump is being transformed into a vast facility that will harness the greenhouse gases generated by the rotting rubbish and turn them into fuel capable of heating homes and powering cars. Environmentalists had blamed Gramacho for the high levels of pollution in Rio’s once pristine Guanabara Bay, where tons of run-off from the garbage had leaked. Check your body, save your life Though the amount of trash dumped at Gramacho tapered off ahead of the site’s closure, with just an estimated 300 trucks arriving daily, as compared with 900 in years past, the catadores say they’ll be hard-pressed to find another job that pays as well. Dos Santos, the 46-year-old from the northeastern state of Paraiba, said he used to earn up to $1,500 a month – an enviable sum in a country where the monthly minimum wage is just over $300.Others say they fear discrimination.“I’ve put off looking for a job because I just know that people are going to look down at me like I smell bad or something because I worked here,” said 41-year-old Debora da Silva. Though her three daughters know she spent 15 years as a trash picker at Gramacho, she’s kept it a secret from many of her friends and neighbors for fear of stigmatization.The catadores were catapulted to international fame in 2010 when they were featured in an Oscar-nominated documentary about Brazilian-born, New York-based artist Vik Muniz’s photo project about the dump. “Waste Land” didn’t end up winning the Oscar, but the project raised money for the catadores.Dos Santos, for one, said the film helped restore the dignity of catadores, who have long helped the region recycle much of its garbage. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sales of carbon credits and biogas are expected to generate about $232 million over 15 years, a percentage of which will go to payments to the catadores.Rotting garbage currently accounts for 20 percent of the region’s total carbon dioxide emissions and the move from Gramacho to the new state-of-the-art facility is expected to reduce carbonic gas emissions by 1.4 thousand tons per year.The closure of Gramacho comes months after Mexico City shut down its massive Bordo Pontiente landfill, which led to the immediate appearance of thousands of illegal dumping sites throughout the city. Authorities there came under sharp criticism for failing to make sure a viable alternative was in place.With its Seropedica facility up and running well ahead of Gramacho’s closure, Rio appears better prepared. The facility has been kitted out with a triple-layer seal to prevent leakage as well as sensors to detect any abnormality in the soil. Leachate, the liquid produced by the decomposing trash, will be captured, treated and used as recycled water, the new facility’s operators said.Despite the advanced warning, many of the trash pickers say they still have no idea what they’ll do next. They expect one-time payouts of about $7,500 a piece in the coming days, but most say they know the money will run out fast. Less clear is what will happen to the more than 1,700 people who worked at the site, scaling hills of fresh, fly- and vulture-covered trash to pluck recyclable plastic, paper and metal from the 9,000 tons of detritus once dumped there daily. Known as “catadores” in Portuguese, the trash pickers will receive a lump-sum payout from the city, but there’s no place for them at Gramacho’s replacement, the high-tech Seropedica dump, where most of the Marvelous City’s garbage is already being sent.“When you first get here, you’re like, `Ick, I don’t know if I can do this,’ but then you get used to it and you make friends and you find it’s good work,” said Lorival Francisco dos Santos, a 46-year-old from Brazil’s impoverished northeast who spent 13 years at the landfill.In the works for years, Gramacho’s closure was postponed several times, and was slated to finally take place just weeks before the United Nations’ Rio+20 megaconference on sustainable development here. It also comes as the city gears up to host the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympics.“We’ve been telling the catadores about it for years, but somehow they never believed it would really happen,” said Gramacho director Lucio Alves Vianna. Gramacho sprang up on unstable, ecologically sensitive marshland overlooking the bay in 1978 and, for nearly 20 years, functioned with little or no oversight. There was no lining on the massive landfill’s floor to prevent leaks of the toxic waste that was routinely dumped there, and the fetid juices produced by the rot of organic materials drained directly into the water, helping make much of the bay unsafe for swimming.In 1996, Rio authorities stepped in, ending child labor at the site, registering the catadores and restricting the kinds of trash the dump took in to just household waste from Rio and four outlying cities.Bulldozers started covering the picked-over trash with thick layers of earth. Now, with 12 layers each about 15 feet (5 meters) high, the 321-acre (130-hectare) facility has grown into a literal mountain of garbage overlooking the Guanabara Bay.Contamination concerns spurred plans to close the dump and tap into the energy created by the decomposition of its estimated 60 million tons of trash. More than 200 wells will capture the carbon dioxide and methane that emanate from the decomposing rubbish and pipe the gases to a facility run by Brazil’s state-controlled energy company Petrobras. Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img
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