Team Lakay leaves for Japan for ONE: A New Era

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Danny Kingad turns troubled past to promising future Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan PLAY LIST 03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Google Philippines names new country director Undefeated women’s atomweight champion Angela Lee will also headline the event as she faces Xiong Jing Nan of China.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Belingon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Members of Team Lakay leave for Japan Wednesday morning for ONE: A New Era fight card at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.Three Team Lakay fighters in Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon and Danny Kingad will be in action on Sunday in ONE’s biggest event yet.ADVERTISEMENT Folayang will be defending his lightweight world title in a rematch with Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in the main event.Belingon, on the other hand, stakes his bantamweight belt in a third encounter with Brazilian star Bibiano Fernandes while Kingad faces hometown bet Senzo Ikeda in the Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDemetrious Johnson, one of the greatest MMA fighters ever, is also making his keenly-awaited ONE debut in the stacked card as well as lightweight superstar Eddie Alvarez.Johnson faces Yuya Wakamatsu in a Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal while Alvarez clashes with the dangerous Timofey Nastyukhin in the Lightweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Woman caught stealing toilet seats, wash basins from train

first_imgMumbai, Jun 11 (PTI) A 45-year-old woman was today arrested as she allegedly tried to steal toilet seats and wash basins from a stationary train at suburban Ghatkopar station, Railway police said.”Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-bound Karmabhoomi Express was today terminated at Thane, following which the empty racks were sent to Ghatkopar station,” a Railway Protection Force (RPF) official said.The train, whose coaches were not closed despite arriving at loop lines, prompted the accused to enter it and try to steal the toilet installations, he said.Identified as Sarita Gupta, a rag-picker, the woman stole three wash basins and two toilet seats from one of the coaches, he said.However, she was caught when she was trying to escape with the stolen items, the official said.A case has been registered under Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act, he said, adding further investigation is on. PTI AVI SDL PVIlast_img read more

Cricket South Africa sets Black player targets

first_imgJohannesburg, Sep 3 (PTI) South Africa (CSA) has set official transformation targets for the Proteas that require the national squad to field an average minimum of 54 per cent and 18 per cent of Black players and Black African players respectively over the season. The targets, which come into effect immediately, will be an average of the cumulative representation across all three formats in a season. The Board of Directors of CSA took the decision at its annual general meeting that ended here on Saturday. “The very fact that there is a need to set certain targets indicates that the system has not been working optimally to achieve representivity,” said CSA President Chris Nenzani. “We remain in dialogue with the Ministry and the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) in order to find common ground and address those areas where we need to improve. I am confident that our engagements will bear fruits.” The issue of including more Black players has plagued CSA since it was formed 25 years ago to integrate separate racial unions in the apartheid era and ensure that the team was no longer all-white or dominated by white players. But the forced inclusion of Black players in the past has led to a great deal of controversy, including outcries against alleged government intervention. In more recent years, transformation programmes to include more Black players at lower levels of the game, including at schools, have borne some measure of success. “This is a natural progression in Boards determination to drive transformation aggressively as part of CSAs policy to make cricket a truly national sport accessible to all. What is really encouraging is that the Proteas, who are our flag bearers, are already achieving these targets and in some cases exceeding the targets we have just set,” Nenzani added. “The Test starting XI that played in the recent series against New Zealand contained six players of colour and two Black Africans and the ODI starting XI had as many as eight players of colour (73 percent) in their most recent series against the West Indies and Australia. “With the targets being measured over the full season and being cumulative across all three formats, our selectors and team management will have the flexibility to deal with varying circumstances. This shows very clearly that the targets are very attainable and sustainable and we will maintain the world-class standards that our players regularly produce.” CSA also announced at its AGM a R107 million surplus, R89 million better than budget. “Contributing to this success was the effective runningof the Operating Model that wasintroduced in June 2014, which resulted in all 14 members returning better than break-even financial results for the first time,” he said. PTI FH ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

The way Ind-Eng Test series is going we need to kidnap Sachin

first_imgfor training: CameronNew Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI) Former British prime minister David Cameron today spoke in a lighter vein on the England cricket teams performance in the ongoing Test series with India, where they have lost two matches, saying the way its going, his country needs to “kidnap” Sachin Tendulkar for training.”I see the Little Master going to be here later on. Given the way the Test series (between the two countries) is going, we need to kidnap him (Tendulkar) for training,” he said, referring to the series where India have won the two of the first three matches.Cameron was speaking at HT Leadership Summit here.Speaking about US President Barack Obamas sporting skills, he said one of the things not to do is to play golf with him.He also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ability to connect with audience.Another thing not to do is to appear on a platform in front of 60,000 people, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a crowd “because you are never going to compete with his rhetoric and his ability to connect with the audience”. PTI PR TIRlast_img read more

Mohammad Nabi records best bowling figures for Afghanistan in World Cups

first_imgadvertisement view more view less graphs scorecard No data available!center_img Ajay Tiwari CardiffJune 4, 2019UPDATED: June 4, 2019 20:55 IST Mohammad Nabi took 4 wickets to derail the Sri Lankan innings (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSMohammad Nabi took 4/30 to derail the Sri Lankan inningsIn his 5th over alone, Nabi took 3 wickets but missed out on a five-for after rain arrivedNabi broke Shapoor Zadran’s record from four years ago when the latter took 4/38 vs IrelandAfghanistan off-spinner Mohammad Nabi today (June 4) recorded the best-ever bowling figures by an Afghan player in World Cup history against Sri Lanka in Cardiff. Nabi missed out on becoming the only Afghan bowler to have taken a five-for in a World Cup as rain prevented him from completing his full quota of 10 overs. Nabi finished with figures of 4/30 off his 9 overs but his spell will mostly be remembered by his 5th over wherein he took 3 opposition wickets to derail the Lankan innings. Before Nabi, Shapoor Zadran held the record since he took 4/38 against Scotland in Dunedin during the 2015 World Cup.When Sri Lanka were coasting along at 144/1 at the end of 21 overs, Nabi bowled a phenomenal over in which he took 3 wickets to change the course of the match completely and in Afghanistan’s favour.On the 2nd ball of the over, Lahiru Thirimanne bowled a beauty to sneak through the batsman’s defense. All Thirimanne could manage was an inside-edge dragging it onto the stumps. The very next ball, he could have had the wicket of Kusal Mendis whose edge flew inches past the diving slip fielder.But Nabi accounted for him with the very next ball having him edge to slip in an almost identical fashion as the previous ball. However, the biggest dent was yet to come.Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka veteran and their talisman on many occasions, was the next one in and straightaway defended his first ball of the backfoot. On the last ball of the over, Nabi bowled another arm-ball that took Mathews’ and brushed the wicketkeeper’s gloves before nestling comfortably in Rahmat Shah’s hands at slip.advertisementAnd just like that, Nabi stamped his authority on the biggest stage of the sport, all in a space of six balls.After bowling out Sri Lanka for 201, Nabi said that he had planned to have a slip in place which bore rich dividends for him and his team.”Feel very good, if you see the pitch there is nothing for spinners but I tried my best to loop the ball. Most of the batsmen are left-handers, so that’s good.”Totally a plan (having a slip in place), had a slip in for the new batsman and it worked. We’ll try our best to achieve this total. We’ll try to keep wickets intact in the first ten overs,” Nabi signed off by saying.Also Read | World Cup 2019: How Pakistan defied odds to shock overconfident EnglandAlso Read | Don’t need to answer Kagiso Rabada in a press conference: Virat Kohli on immature commentFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Afghanistan vs Sri LankaFollow Mohammad Nabi Mohammad Nabi records best bowling figures for Afghanistan in World CupsMohammad Nabi took 3 wickets in an over to plot Sri Lanka’s downfall while coming up with the best ever bowling figures recorded by an Afghan spinner in World Cup history commentarylast_img read more

Sign Vandals Place Annapolis County Drivers at Risk

first_imgA rash of road-sign vandalism in the Annapolis Valley could have serious consequences for drivers. Over the weekend of June 10, eight road signs in the Nictaux and South Farmington areas of Annapolis County were removed or damaged. “This may seem like a harmless prank but the consequences could be very serious,” said Paul Stone, area manager for the Department of Transportation and Public Works in Middleton. “Removing a stop sign could get somebody killed and a missing street sign could delay fire trucks or ambulances during an emergency. “If we’re out there repairing signs that have been vandalized, that’s time and money not being spent on fixing potholes and dealing with the other road problems that are important to the people in our county.” The problem is not unique to Annapolis County but sign vandalism within that county alone costs Nova Scotia’s taxpayers up to $8,000 every year. Anyone having information about this type of vandalism is asked to contact the local RCMP.last_img read more

Germany’s Merkel suggests rethink of EU competition policy

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe may need to rethink its competition rules if it wants to create companies that can play a significant role on the global stage.Merkel’s comments Tuesday at a digital business conference in Berlin come two weeks after European Union antitrust authorities blocked a deal to create a rail giant that could compete with China.Merging the high-speed train businesses of France’s Alstom and Germany’s Siemens was seen as an opportunity to prepare for the global expansion of China’s CRRC Corporation.Without directly mentioning the failed deal, Merkel said the EU’s stance on competition “leaves me in doubt about whether we can really produce global players this way.”She added that “for this we would first have to get European willingness to change competition law.”The Associated Press read more

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Up, up and don’t go away: Canadian gas prices, which tend to rise ahead of long weekends like Labour Day, have faced additional pressure from Hurricane Harvey, which has battered the U.S. Gulf Coast, where many oil refineries have been shuttered due to storm-related flooding. Analysts say prices could rise further as the extent of the damage becomes better known and as supply will continue to be squeezed going forward.Back in NAFTA (negotiations, anyway): A second round of negotiations got off to a tense start Friday in Mexico City after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to pull the trigger for his country to exit the deal. Mexico responded with a message that if he did, it would not be opposed to walking as well. Canada is playing the nice-guy-stuck-in-the-middle role with Trudeau reiterating his optimism that the others won’t pack up their toys and leave.Thanks a lot, strong economy: Only a few months after the Bank of Canada raised interest rates for the first time in seven years, expectations are solidifying around the belief that the pesky central bank will decide to do so again as early as this week. Homeowners can thank the impressive rate of economic growth of 4.5 per cent that Canada reported in the second quarter for that — helping the economy to see its best start to a year since 2002.Hot or not? The real estate boards from the country’s two hottest housing markets will report sales figures for August this week and many sellers and real estate agents are holding their breaths to look for any signs of a bounce back after recent government actions to slow the market, including that interest rate hike in July. Bidding wars have calmed and the big question mark is whether prices will follow.Jobs for all! With the economy booming, many are optimistic Canada could soon hit “full employment” as Canadians have been scooping up jobs at an increasing pace. In July, the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest point since the start of the financial crisis nearly nine years ago. On Friday, the latest jobs numbers from August will be released. read more

Political humanitarian progress in Afghanistan very encouraging Security Council told

“Security remains a major challenge in many parts of the country, and substantial financial assistance is still required,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Kieran Prendergast said this morning in his briefing to the Council, the latest in a series covering ongoing developments in Afghanistan.”I appeal to the international community to speed up the delivery of its assistance, and to broaden its scope to include unmet needs related to security,” he added.On the political front, Mr. Prendergast said Afghanistan’s emergency Loya Jirga – or tribal council – would comprise some 1,500 delegates, including approximately 1,000 elected indirectly by the people and 500 selected by the Independent Loya Jirga Commission. Given the logistical difficulties, the security environment and the extremely short time frame, even indirect elections presented a great challenge, he said, though phase one of the process had successfully begun on schedule.Some results were particularly heartening to those who hoped to see a multi-ethnic, representative Government in Afghanistan, Mr. Prendergast noted, referring to the fact that Pashtuns had been chosen in areas where they were in a minority, and that at least one woman had already been selected. He added that the Independent Commission itself would select 160 women, although there was no limit on the number of women who might be elected.Amid those signs of hope, a series of violent incidents – including a failed attempt to assassinate the Minister of Defence and a rocket attack on the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) – had heightened security concerns, Mr. Prendergast said. Afghanistan’s Interim Administration had taken some actions, though its capabilities were limited, to respond to the deterioration of the security situation.Speaking at the outset of the discussion, Sima Samar, Vice-Chairman of the Interim Administration of Afghanistan and Minister for Women, told the Council that women’s rights were particularly jeopardized by the absence of security. Women continued to fear violence and worry about the imposition of Taliban-like restrictions. Unless more security was provided, she stressed, the inclusion of women in the Loya Jirga may be undermined, and the distribution of identification cards to enable their participation in future elections imperilled. read more

US stock market ends little changed after mixed signals on the economy

NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks are ending little changed after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose less than one point, or 0.05 per cent, to close at 1,897.98 Thursday, barely topping a record set the day before.The other two major indexes fell. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped two points, or 0.02 per cent, to 17,083.80. The Nasdaq eased one point, or 0.04 per cent to 4,472.11.Facebook rose 5 per cent and was among the top gainers in the S&P 500 after beating earnings expectations.The Dow was weighed down by Caterpillar, which fell 3 per cent after the equipment maker’s quarterly revenue fell short of forecasts.Homebuilder stocks slid Thursday after the government reported that new home sales sagged 8.1 per cent last month. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US stock market ends little changed after mixed signals on the economy, earnings by The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2014 2:26 pm MDT read more

Lun des mystères de la couronne solaire enfin élucidé

first_imgL’un des mystères de la couronne solaire enfin élucidéLa couronne du Soleil, la lointaine couche de son atmosphère, est connue pour être jusqu’à 200 fois plus chaude que sa surface visible. Ce mystère qui intriguait les scientifiques a enfin été élucidé.La température de la surface du Soleil atteint environ 6.000 degrés Celsius alors qu’elle peut atteindre 2 à 3 millions de degrés dans la couronne solaire. Et ce, bien qu’elle soit distante du noyau de l’astre où ont lieu les réactions nucléaires qui produisent la chaleur. Les scientifiques s’interrogeaient donc pour comprendre d’où et comment l’énergie supplémentaire parvenait jusqu’à la couronne. Car il faut de l’énergie, pour chauffer la couronne solaire comme pour accélérer à des centaines de kilomètres par seconde les vents solaires qui se propagent dans toutes les directions, y compris vers la Terre, relèvent Scott McIntosh et ses collègues dans la revue scientifique Nature.Hannes Alfvén, physicien suédois lauréat du prix Nobel en 1970, avait déjà prédit l’existence d’ondes véhiculant cette énergie via les lignes du champ magnétique parcourant le plasma (gaz de particules électriquement chargées) de la couronne. Jusqu’alors, ces ondes n’avaient pas été détectées en quantité suffisante pour expliquer qu’une telle énergie soit fournie. Mais grâce aux images à haute résolution dans l’ultraviolet prises par le satellite de la Nasa Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), l’équipe de Scott McIntosh a pu détecter une énorme quantité de ces ondes, baptisées Alfvén en hommage au physicien suédois.Un mystère partiellement dévoilé À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESADans un communiqué du Pr Marcel Goosens de l’université catholique de Louvain, on apprend que ces ondes se propagent à très grande vitesse, de 200 à 250 kilomètres par seconde, au sein du plasma en mouvement. Avec un flux d’énergie de l’ordre de 100 à 200 watts par mètre carré, ces ondes “suffisent pour fournir l’énergie nécessaire pour propulser les rapides vents solaires et compenser les pertes de chaleur des régions calmes de la couronne solaire”, concluent les auteurs de l’étude.Toutefois, cela “ne suffit pas pour fournir les 2 000 watts/m2 nécessaires pour alimenter les zones actives de la couronne”, précisent-ils dans la revue Nature, estimant qu’il faudrait des instruments de meilleure résolution “pour étudier tout le spectre d’énergie rayonnée dans les régions actives”. Reste donc maintenant à comprendre “comment et où ces ondes sont générées et dissipées dans l’atmosphère solaire”, rapporte l’AFP.Le 30 juillet 2011 à 11:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Alerte Météo le Doubs et le TerritoiredeBelfort en orange

first_imgAlerte Météo : le Doubs et le Territoire-de-Belfort en orangeSuite à des crues constatées, le Doubs et le Territoire-de-Belfort sont en état de vigilance orange. La majorité des départements restent en vigilance jaune ainsi que le littoral atlantique. A Wallis-et-Futuna, le cyclone Evan n’a pas fait de victime. Météo France a placé deux départements en vigilance orange pour cause de crues : le Doubs et le Territoire-de-Belfort. Des crues importantes sont constatées sur L’Allan et la Savoureuse dans le Territoire-de-Belfort et le Jura, bien que ce dernier soit en état de vigilance jaune. Ces crues sont causées par l’apport cumulé des pluies et de la fonte des neiges. Météo France recommande de limiter vos déplacements et de vérifier que les biens susceptibles d’être inondés sont bien protégés. Dans le Puy-de-Dôme, la Sioule et Sioulet sont placés en état de vigilance jaune ainsi que la Seugne en Charente-Maritime. La pluie continue de tomber sur un sol déjà imprégné d’eau et contribue à l’alimentation de ces cours d’eau. Le littoral atlantique est lui toujours en vigilance jaune à cause de fortes vents et marées. Au niveau des Pyrénées Atlantiques, ces phénomènes mêlés aux pluies pourraient augmenter légèrement le niveau de l’Adour. À lire aussiProduits bio, maquillage et la foudre : les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 6 juinDe très nombreux départements sont en état de vigilance jaune, se référer à la carte. Ces niveaux de vigilance sont valables jusqu’à lundi matin. Dans le Pacifique, Wallis a été davantage touchée que Futuna par le cyclone Evan avec des pointes à 150 km/h. Si des dégâts ont été causés, aucune victime n’est à déplorer. Le cyclone se dirige à présent vers les îles Fiji qu’il devrait atteindre lundi.Le 16 décembre 2012 à 10:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Clostridium difficile une bactérie mutante sème linquiétude à Marseille

first_imgClostridium difficile : une bactérie mutante sème l’inquiétude à MarseilleDepuis mars 2013, une souche mutante de la bactérie Clostridium difficile a infecté une quarantaine de personnes dans des établissements sanitaires des Bouches-du-Rhône et notamment à Marseille. Trois personnes seraient décédées des suites de l’infection.La bactérie n’avait encore jamais été diagnostiquée dans la région. Mercredi, le quotidien La Provence a annoncé que les établissements de santé des Bouches-du-Rhône étaient actuellement aux prises avec une épidémie inquiétante. Depuis mars 2013, 41 personnes auraient été infectées par une souche mutante de la bactérie Clostridium difficile. Une souche dont le “caractère est plus sévère que la souche originelle”, explique l’Agence régionale de santé (ARS) dans un communiqué.La bactérie Clostridium difficile est l’une des causes possibles d’infections nosocomiales, autrement dit, contractées à l’hôpital. D’après les estimations, son incidence est de 1 à 10 pour 1.000 admissions. L’infection se manifeste par des diarrhées importantes, des crampes abdominales et de la fièvre. Le germe se transmet par voie oro-fécale mais il frappe surtout les personnes qui ont suivi une antibiothérapie. En effet, ce type de traitement a pour effet d’altérer la flore intestinale, réduisant le nombre de bactéries présentes dans les intestins. Le Clostridium profite ainsi de ce manque pour proliférer et fabriquer deux toxines qui vont altérer l’épithélium intestinal, provoquant les symptômes cités ci-dessus. Chez les personnes âgées fragilisées, cette infection peut être très sévère voire causer la mort du patient. En particulier avec la souche dénommée 027. Celle-ci n’est d’ailleurs pas nouvelle, cela fait plusieurs années qu’elle sévit dans le monde, donnant naissance à plusieurs épidémies.Une souche très contagieuse La souche Clostridium difficile 027 est apparue dans les années 2000 aux Etats-Unis, avant de gagner le continent européen. Depuis, la prévalence des infections a doublé dans plusieurs pays. En France, elle était toutefois restée plus discrète. “La France était jusqu’ici relativement épargnée avec un seul épisode épidémique dans la région lilloise en 2006-07. Mais cette souche 027 est dangereuse car elle est très contagieuse et peut entrainer une mortalité importante”, souligne le Pr Didier Raoult, directeur du laboratoire de bactério-virologie de la Timone à Marseille.Selon le chercheur cité par le NouvelObs, les premiers cas analysés ont montré une mortalité de 30%. A ce jour, trois des personnes infectées seraient décédées. Néanmoins, le “lien de causalité n’est pas établi par la communauté médicale”, souligné l’ARS dans la mesure où ces patients étaient déjà fragilisés par l’âge et la maladie. Depuis sept mois, l’infection a été constatée dans six établissements, essentiellement chez des personnes âgées. Actuellement, six seraient toujours hospitalisées dans le service des maladies infectieuses de l’hôpital Nord de Marseille.Des mesures d’hygiène strictes et du dépistage “Ces personnes sont isolées”, traitées avec des antibiotiques “et les mesures d’hygiène sont mises en œuvre”, ajoute l’ARS. Car outre son pouvoir pathogène, la bactérie est aussi difficile à éliminer. “Elle est résistante aux solutés hydro-alcoolique utilisés par le personnel soignant pour se désinfecter les mains de même qu’aux produits de nettoyages couramment utilisés dans les hôpitaux”, indique Jean-Christophe Delarozière de l’Antenne régionale de lutte contre les infections nosocomiales (ARLIN). Pour enrayer l’épidémie, il faut donc repérer les cas le plus précocement possible, isoler totalement les malades et renforcer les mesures d’hygiène (port de gants, lavage des mains et désinfection). L’ARS a également appelé les médecins libéraux à la vigilance. “Toute personne âgée qui a été traité par antibiotiques et qui souffre de diarrhée doit être dépistée pour le Clostridium”, insiste le Dr Francis Charlet, responsable de la cellule Veille et sécurité sanitaire à l’ARS cité par le Nouvel Obs.Heureusement, l’infection à la bactérie Clostridium 027 est simple à dépister. Une analyse de selles récupérées chez le patient suffit à la détecter. A ce jour, l’ARS estime que le nombre de patients contaminés est limité et que le foyer est sous contrôle.Un nouveau traitement contre le Clostridium ? Face à la recrudescence des infections au Clostridium, de plus en plus de recherches s’intéressent à cette bactérie et sur les moyens de lutter contre elle. En effet, si les antibiotiques restent efficaces sur de nombreuses souches, ils ne sont pas sans conséquence pour l’organisme puisqu’ils fragilisent encore davantage la flore intestinale, ouvrant la porte à d’autres infections. À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?Récemment, des chercheurs de l’Université de Calgary ont ainsi mis au point un nouveau type de traitement. Celui-ci consiste à rétablir l’équilibre de la flore intestinale en administrant aux patients des comprimés fabriqués à base de selles. “Il ne reste plus de selles, seulement les bactéries des selles”, prélevées généralement chez un proche puis traitées, a expliqué le Dr Thomas Louie, spécialiste des maladies infectieuses. Encapsulées, les “bonnes bactéries” se rendent tout droit vers le côlon du malade où elles peuvent se mettre à lutter contre le Clostridium. Entre 24 et 34 gélules sont nécessaires pour chaque patient. Au cours de l’étude présentée le 3 octobre lors d’un congrès médical, 27 sujets, soit la totalité des patients traités, ont été guéris et ce, après échec d’un puissant antibiotique.Le 4 octobre 2013 à 13:16 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Fire damages Portland restaurant owned by Snoop Doggs uncle

first_imgPORTLAND — Fire damaged a northeast Portland restaurant owned by an uncle of rapper Snoop Dogg.Portland Fire & Rescue says the blaze at Reo’s Ribs was reported at 3:30 a.m. Monday, and witnesses saw people running from the scene.Crews quickly extinguished the flames. The cause of the fire has not been released, and a damage estimate was not immediately available.Reo’s Ribs is co-owned by Reo Varnado and Myra Girod. Varnado is Snoop Dogg’s uncle.The restaurant opened less than two years ago in an iconic, nearly century-old building that had been a burger joint since the 1950s.last_img

Newcastle qualify for fourth round after six goal thriller

first_imgNewcastle United have booked their place in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round after an enthralling 4-2 victory at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.In a thrilling FA Cup third round replay, Newcastle United ran out 4-2 winners at Ewood Park and qualified on 5-3 aggregate in a night full of end-of-end attacking football. Sky Sports reports.The first meeting between the two sides earlier this year at St James’ Park ended in a 1-1 draw and a replay was booked.Sean Longstaff gave Newcastle United the lead one minute into the game, and Callum Roberts doubled the visitors’ advantage in the 22nd minute.Rafa Benitez’s side was comfortable and in cruise control after going two goals up halfway into the first way.But Blackburn wouldn’t throw in the towel yet, as they probed and asked questions of Newcastle’s defense and finally breached it in the 33rd minute through Adam Armstrong.The deficit is now cut in half and the home support started to believe, and it paid off in additional time as Lenihan Darragh equalized to make it 2-2.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Newcastle had blown a first-half two-goal lead and Benitez will have surely given them a piece of his mind in the dressing room during the break.With the aggregate now 3-3, both teams tried and failed to score in the remaining 45 minutes of the second half, and the game went to extra time.The tie looked set to be decided by penalties, but Joselu and Ayoze Perez both scored in the 105th and 106th minute respectively to hand Newcastle a 4-2 victory and a place in the FA Cup fourth round.The Magpies will face Watford at home in the fourth round slated for 26th January.last_img read more

Airtel gets Rs 2570 crore from Bharti Infratel stake sale

first_imgReuters FileIndia’s leading telecom operator, Bharati Airtel, has sold 67.53 million shares of its tower subsidiary, Bharti Infratel, for Rs 2,570 crore.The move is seen as a bid to take on rival telcos and reduce debt.In March, Airtel had sold 10.3 percent stake in Infratel for Rs 6,190 crore to a consortium of global private equity firms KKR and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. For the quarter ended June 30, 2017, Airtel had a debt of Rs 87,840 crore. The recent stake sale is aimed at strengthening the telco’s cash reserves for investment in infrastructure. UBS and J P Morgan were the bankers for the transaction, Airtel said.Post transaction, Bharti Airtel and its wholly owned subsidiaries will have an equity holding of 58 percent in Bharti Infratel.According to an analyst, “deleveraging stake in Bharti Infratel to cut debt was needed, as the company now needs renewed focus on its core business and would be required to make investments in upgrading infrastructure.”The stake sale is expected to give Airtel the flexibility to expand its data network coverage and capacity to counter the new entrant – Reliance Jio.Since its entry, Reliance Jio has disrupted the telco market big time. Most of the incumbent carriers were forced to cut their tariff. Airtel, too, has followed suit. The network provider’s postpaid customers can now carry forward their monthly unused data balance up to a cap of 200 GB. The telco’s revenue has seen a sharp decline due to falling voice and data rates, which in turn diminished operating cash flows.Airtel has planned a capital expenditure of $2.5 billion in the current fiscal year in India.last_img read more

BNP rules out Hasinaled supportive govt

first_imgRuhul Kabir RizviThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday sharply reacted to ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s comment that election-time supportive government will be formed under prime minister Sheikh Hasina, reports UNB.The BNP said it is a hint to push the country towards a grave danger.”The election will be conducive to the candidates having the election symbol ‘boat’ if the supportive government is constituted under Sheikh Hasina, It won’t be favourable for fair and participatory polls,” BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi was quoted to have said.Speaking at a press briefing at the BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he further said, “The Awami League general secretary’s such a comment has upset people. We think his remark is an indication of pushing the country towards a deep danger.”The BNP leader warned that the government will not allow the ruling party to hold another lopsided election as it did on 5 January 2014.On Tuesday, Quader told reporters in Comilla that the next election will be held under the Election Commission, not under Sheikh Hasina. “Sheikh Hasina will only play the role of a supportive government during the election as per our constitution.”Mentioning that people could not cast their votes in the polls held under Hasina in the past, Rizvi said the people no longer want to see any election under the current prime minister.He said there is no use of showing the constitutional rules and obligation as an excuse holding the election under Hasina since the charter can be amended for people’s welfare. “Amending the constitution is also a constitutional rule and process.”Inclusion of an election-time supportive-government system is a demand of people of all walks of life and all political parties, said Rizvi adding that, “There is no legal barrier to incorporating it in the charter.”He also warned that people will resist the government’s any plot to hold a unilateral election with their all efforts. “The next general election will not be held under Sheikh Hasina. People will come up with a befitting reply this time if the government tries to implement its any blueprint over the polls.”The BNP leader urged the government to take steps for holding a fair and inclusive election shunning its evil designs.Read more:Khaleda will participate in next polls under Hasina’last_img read more

Tourist ship stranded on bay as engine goes out of order

first_imgSaint Martin`s IslandThe engine of a tourist ship carrying over 250 passengers went out of order on the Bay of Bengal on its way from Saint Martin’s island to Teknaf on Monday afternoon.The ship, LCT Kajal, has been floating near Myanamar maritime boundary from 4:30pm.Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Zahid Hossain Siddiqui said, “The engine of the tourist ship went out of order near the estuary of Naf river and the Bay of Bengal around 4:30pm.”“The ship authorities have failed to restart the vessel. The route of the ship touches the maritime boundary of Myanmar. That is why, a team of coast guard personnel have been sent there so that no tourist becomes panicked,” he said.He said another ship, LCT Kutubdia, has been sent under the leadership of Teknaf assistant commissioner (land) Pranay Chakma to the spot to rescue the tourists.UNO Zahid Hossain said they would take legal actions against the ship authorities once the tourists are rescued.last_img

White House Admits Error for False Claim on Black Employment

first_imgBy ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama.It was a rare admission of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smiles as she speaks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Washington. Sanders took questions about former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter late Tuesday that she had been wrong earlier that day when she told reporters that Obama created only 195,000 jobs for African-Americans during his tenure compared with Trump’s 700,000 new jobs in just two years.The U.S. economy actually added about 3 million jobs for Black workers during Obama’s tenure, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.“President Trump in his first year and a half has already tripled what President Obama did in eight years,” she told reporters during a Tuesday press briefing.But that assertion is false. Official statistics show Black jobs went from 15.5 million when Obama took office in January 2008 to 18.4 million when he left in January 2017.In fact, the most dramatic drop in Black unemployment came during the Obama administration as the nation climbed out of a crippling recession. Unemployment of Black workers fell from 16.8 percent in March 2010 to 7.8 percent in January 2017.It is true that Black workers under Trump have continued to see gains, reaching a record low of 5.9 percent in May. Still, Black unemployment rate is now nearly double that of Whites, which is 3.4 percent.Sanders tweeted Tuesday: “Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn’t. I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African-Americans created under President Trump.”Sanders linked to a tweet by the White House Council of Economic Advisers, which claimed responsibility for the “miscommunication.”last_img read more

Eve Valkyrie shows us how good a virtual reality dogfight in space

first_imgVirtual reality, just like any other new peripheral trying to claim a niche in the video games market, needs the support of games people want to play so bad they’re willing to buy hardware to experience it. The latest game to try and tease you into donning a headset is Eve: Valkyrie, and it looks stunning in this latest Eve Fanfest 2015 trailer.Eve: Valkyrie is being developed by CCP Games, who have already made a name for themselves with the space MMO Eve Online. For Valkyrie, the action switches over to multiplayer dogfighting in space, but with a focus on using a virtual reality headset on PC or PS4.Valkyrie actually started life as Eve-VR–a virtual reality tech demo unveiled at Eve Fanfest 2013. To say it went down well with attendees is a bit of an understatement, having won numerous awards since including “Game of E3 2013” and “Most Innovative” by PC Gamer and IGN respectively. So it must have been a very easy decision for CCP to turn the tech demo into a full game experience. Two years later it looks almost done.What you see above is the latest build of Valkyrie, and it already looks like a game worth purchasing an Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus headset to play. Gameplay centers around you commanding a heavily armed fighter and dogfighting your way to victory online. Your fighter will be highly customizable, you can unlock new ones, change ship class, go up the player ranks, and progress your character, all presented as an immersive 360-degree experience that hasn’t been available before.The game was originally promised for release in 2014, but that clearly hasn’t happened, and rightly so. We need the VR headsets to be widely available in order to play Eve: Valkyrie, and that’s just not the case yet. Hopefully it happens before the year is over and Eve: Valkyrie is one (of hopefully many) must-have launch games.last_img read more