Health Canada concerned by cannabis companies sponsoring music events

first_imgHealth Canada said Friday it’s prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events.The federal department said it’s “concerned” about some companies that have engaged in corporate sponsorships and other promotional activities that go against the Cannabis Act.It said the government has made it “abundantly clear” what isn’t permitted under the laws, such as marketing to minors.Health Canada issued a statement noting that cannabis companies have been dabbling in various forms of marketing that raise red flags, although it highlighted music festivals as a particular point of concern.Tweed, a brand owned by Canopy Growth Corp., is among the companies that have been sponsoring events, including the Field Trip music festival and Pride Toronto this summer.The company’s spokeswoman, Caitlin O’Hara, wrote in an emailed statement that Canopy is focused on education and responsible use of its product.“We have reviewed all activities with counsel to ensure compliance and continue to work collaboratively with regulators in support of this shared objective,” she said.Aurora Cannabis is another producer has taken a prominent sponsorship role at various Canadian events, including the North By Northeast music festival in June. Representatives for the company declined to comment on Friday.Eileen McMahon, a partner at Torys LLP who leads the drug and regulatory practice, said Health Canada’s warning doesn’t come as much of a surprise, since the cannabis market is experimenting ahead of legalization on Oct. 17.She said many companies are attempting to get their brand names into public consciousness before they expect regulations to be enforced.“This is an opportunity where companies say, ‘What is legal and illegal under current law? What is grey and in the grey area? And can we play there in a way that’s defensible?’” she said.“Some companies will take some risks … others won’t. I think you see that activity taking place and the government’s reaction.”While Health Canada didn’t directly acknowledge companies it deemed offenders, it said the actions have underscored a need for “rigorous enforcement” of the laws.“The department is reviewing the actions of existing licensed producers and will be taking every possible step to bring them into compliance or prevent non-compliance with existing laws,” it said.“Those who do not adhere to the applicable prohibitions will face serious consequences, which may include, if appropriate, suspension of their licence.”Follow @dfriend on Twitter.last_img read more

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SriLankan airlines inducts Mihin Lanka employees

The induction of Mihin staff to SriLankan is being carried out according to SriLankan’s recruitment processes with constant dialogue between SriLankan’s management and Mihin employees. All Mihin Lanka staff members who are not offered the opportunity to join SriLankan will be provided a service severance package according to specified government guidelines, details of which have already been shared with all employees of Mihin Lanka. The Government of Sri Lanka took a policy decision to discontinue the services of the lossmaking budget airline, as part of its long-term strategy to restructure Sri Lanka’s aviation industry and strengthen SriLankan Airlines’ new strategy of focusing on travel markets in Asia and the Middle East.Mihin Lanka operated its last flight on 29th October 2016, with all of its 10 routes being upgraded by SriLankan to full service operations, as opposed to budget flights. SriLankanthus added Seychelles, Bahrain, Muscat, Jakarta, Madurai, Kolkata, Lahore, Dhaka, Varanasi and Bodh Gaya to its global route network. With a new service to be launched to Gan island in the Maldives on 2nd December 2016, SriLankan’s route network will span 101 destinations in 47 countries. Its membership in the prestigious global airline alliance oneworld also connects it to the oneworld network of more than 1,000 destinations in 160 countries. Honouring its commitment to absorb many as possible of Mihin Lanka employees, SriLankan Airlines says it has inducted two batches of Mihin Lanka cabin crew comprising more than 50 employees.The young men and women were presented their letters of appointment in Katunayake. SriLankan says it will continue providing opportunities to as many Mihin Lanka staff as can be accommodated, giving due consideration to the operational requirements of SriLankan, up to the time that Mihin Lanka’s business operations come to an end on 31st December 2016. read more

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WTO notes FTA with China will bring huge benefits to Sri Lanka

“The volume of duty free imports annually entering Sri Lanka will go up to 75% from the present 51% bringing significant advantages to the economy,” Acharya said.Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce K.D.N Ranjith Ashoka said that Sri Lanka is currently working towards the China and Singapore FTAs. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Tuesday noted that the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China as well as one proposed with Singapore will bring huge benefits to Sri Lanka, the Asia Pacific Daily (APD) news reported.A visiting WTO official told delegates at a seminar in Colombo that no less than two thirds of annual imports to Sri Lanka will enter the country duty free when the FTAs with China and Singapore are wrapped up. Acharya and WTO Counsellor Ms Jo- Ann Crawford were attending the launch event of the National Seminar on WTO and Regional Trade Agreements organised by the Department of Commerce in Sri Lanka. “Assuming both China and Singapore FTAs are successfully formulated, and with zero duty rates, the total volume of duty free imports to Sri Lanka will be 75% of the country’s annual imports,” Chief of the Regional Trade Agreements (RTA) Division of the WTO Dr. Ms Rohini Acharya said. “The FTA work is proceeding with much care so that local stakeholders are protected. Sri Lanka’s hub positioning is a key. They call it Open Skies, but the open ocean routes are even more important for our trade development. For example, we handle 30% of Indian container trans-shipments.” (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Sri Lanka backs Indias bid for permanent seat in UNSC

Later, addressing the media, he expressed satisfaction over the progress made in the talks between both the countries on the contentious fishermen issue. “In fact, I spoke to his son M.K. Stalin and daughter M.K. Kanimozhi,” he said.He thanked the Union government for all the protocol courtesies extended during his pilgrimage to Tirumala. He also thanked the State government for deputing Mines Minister Sujay Krishna Ranga Rao to take care of his visit to the temple town. Later, the visiting Prime Minister motored down to Tirupati and went to Chennai by a special Air Force chopper. (Colombo Gazette) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has supported India’s bid for a permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), The Hindu newspaper reported.Wickremesinghe, who had arrived in India on Thursday along with his wife Maitree, offered prayers at the temple of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala on Friday. Mr. Wickremesinghe also wished DMK president M. Karunanidhi a speedy recovery. read more

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What Your Peers Are Saying about UC Automation

automation_640.png Tracking the Evolution of Genesys’ Kate Sheila McGee-Smith June 17, 2019 From concept to platform to generally available intelligent virtual assistant Reducing costs — Scored 3.84, on averageIncreasing service-level agreements (SLAs) for IT — Scored 2.48Automating IT team workflow — Scored 2.82Increasing ease of information access to users — Scored 3.14Reducing mundane workload and increasing strategic initiatives — Scored 2.71 Survey Highlights:UC provisioning is painfulIT teams spend a lot of time on provisioningConflicting demands make provisioning work more burdensomeIT pros want to automate as much as possibleAutomation can lead to significant savings Do you ever find yourself frustrated by the time you spend on provisioning unified communications (UC) systems? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, IT professionals (who are already under pressure to cut IT costs) described spending up to a quarter of their time on UC user management. See All in AI & Automation » Automating Provisioning Can Free Team Time for More Important WorkIT departments want to play a more central role in the business rather than being a provider of basic services. Thus, it’s not surprising that two-thirds of respondents felt that an automated UC software platform would allow them to allocate up to a quarter of their time to more critical work. Voice Communications in Business: Now and into the Future Sergey Poroshin June 18, 2019 In the future, bots will be mainstream and it will be considered a luxury to be able to speak with a human operator. We Also Have to Cut Costs and Make Information More AccessibleIT staffers face competing demands for their time. Absorbed in provisioning tasks that can take up a quarter of their time or more, the IT team is simultaneously expected to achieve other objectives. Respondents were asked, “In terms of IT initiatives, what is considered most important at your company?” On a scale of 1-5, they ranked the following initiatives in order of importance: Reducing costs and increasing ease of information access garnered the top scores. These priorities are theoretically in conflict with one another. It’s hard to increase access while cutting costs, unless the IT department has automated enough of its processes to make providing access less expensive. Provisioning Takes Up a Lot of IT Team TimeHow much time does the average IT person spend on provisioning? When asked what percent of their IT team’s time supports provisioning or setting up new users, 77% of respondents stated the work took between 1% and 24% of their time. Amazingly, 16% claimed it took 25-49% of their time. How to Create a Positive Chatbot Experience Blair Pleasant June 18, 2019 Chatbots can lead to some awful interactions, but proper planning can fix that. Provisioning? Or a Root Canal?Provisioning UC systems doesn’t seem to be much fun. The survey asked respondents to match the feelings associated with provisioning a large number of users with other life experiences. Thirty-seven percent said provisioning was like “being stuck in a traffic jam.” Another 15% felt it was like “banging my head against a wall,” while 8% likened it to having a root canal, and 5% to an IRS audit. In all, 66% of respondents equated large-scale UC provisioning with painful, tiresome experiences. Alternatively, only 22% percent claimed it was, “not an issue.” Many likened the experience to “being stuck in a traffic jam.” Streamlining of UC provisioning emerged as an attractive option, with respondents stating workflow automation could result in substantial cost savings and reallocation of time to more worthwhile tasks. The survey collected opinions from over 300 IT professionals, 87% of whom work at organizations with more than 1,000 employees. 7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Virtual Agent Abed Farhan June 19, 2019 With the right solution, issues such as password resets can be resolved without involving human agents. Let’s Automate as Much as PossibleThe survey asked, “What part of your communications user setup/provisioning would you automate if you could?” Respondents favored automating all four options with the same weighting: Automation of provisioning for instant messaging, video conferencing, telephony, and email each received between 50% and 54% of votes (multiple choices allowed). This result suggests that automation is a general preference for IT, regardless of the specific technology. Various collaboration technologies appear to be equal-opportunity resource drains and in need of automation. What’s RPA, Why Should I Care? Diane Halliwell August 07, 2019 While robotic process automation is in its infancy, contact centers are finding its promise for streamlining workflows and reducing costs. Respondents were asked, “If you had an automated UC software platform to support provisioning/user set-up, how much time would this save your IT team to work on more strategic projects?” Sixty-five percent answered that automated UC provisioning would save up to 24% of their time for more important initiatives. Twenty-one percent said it would save them between 25% and 49% of their time, and 9% believed it would save between 50% and 74%. ConclusionIT professionals surveyed felt the work of provisioning was stressful, likening it to agonizing life experiences. Provisioning is a costly waste of IT personnel time. Conversely, UC provisioning automation promises to expand IT team availability for more strategic projects. Done right, these technologies enable cost-effective streamlining of the UC provisioning process. They can turn the traffic jam/root canal-like experience into something a lot more pleasant and productive.Tags:Best PracticesUC automatonprovisioningUC user managementIT professionalsAI & AutomationAI & AutomationMonitoring & ManagementUnified Communications Articles You Might Like read more

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The price of legal cannabis is as much as 80 per cent

The average cost of a gram of cannabis from the illicit market continues to drop as legal prices rise — with authorized retailers charging as much as 80 per cent more, according to an analysis by Statistics Canada.The government agency said Wednesday that the average price of an illegal gram of pot was $5.93 in the second quarter, down from $6.23 in the previous quarter and $6.51 in the prior quarter.The cost of a legal gram of weed, however, was $10.65, up from $10.21 in the previous quarter and $9.82 in the fourth quarter of 2018, based on self-submitted quotes.At $10.65, legal cannabis in the second quarter is roughly 80 per cent more costly than the $5.93 price tag on illicit weed. Ontario Cannabis Store pulls affected CannTrust products amid Health Canada probe CannTrust had already shipped ‘some’ unlicensed cannabis to provinces before Health Canada halt: CEO Ontario’s slow rollout of weed stores could help the black market thrive for longer “The share of respondents who reported purchasing illegally due to ‘legal cannabis being too expensive’ rose from 27 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, to 34 per cent in the second quarter,” the Ottawa-based agency said in a release.Statistics Canada based these conclusions on price quotes gathered using the StatsCannabis crowdsourcing application between April 1 and June 30. Out of 697 price submissions, 572 of were deemed plausible, it said. Overall, based on these voluntary submissions, the average price per gram of cannabis fell to $7.87 from $8.03 in the previous quarter, largely attributed to lower reported illegal prices.The share of StatsCannabis respondents purchasing pot illegally rose to 59 per cent during the quarter, up from 55 per cent in the first quarter.Statistics Canada urged caution when interpreting the data, as the quotes are self-submitted and the number of responses are limited.The agency also analyzed cannabis prices obtained from the websites of illegal online cannabis retailers, excluding illicit storefronts.This data, which Statistics Canada has been collecting since May 2018, was gathered in order to support research and validate price information collected via StatsCannabis, the agency said.Based on 423,000 price quotes collected over the period — an average of 32,500 per month — the average price per gram of dried cannabis was $8.44 during the second quarter of this year, down from $8.61 in the first quarter, Statistics Canada said.The trends observed in website price data generally align with the quotes collected through the StatsCannabis application, but indicate that the price levels are generally higher online than what is reported via crowd-sourced quotes, it added.“The higher prices are not out of line with the StatsCannabis data since online retailers would have higher overhead costs than other illegal sources,” the agency said. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,730.79, up 63.66 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 10 cents, or 4.72 per cent, to $2.22 on 7.1 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Drug manufacturer. Up 65 cents, or 6.36 per cent, to $10.87 on 6.1 million shares.Katanga Mining Limited. (TSX:KAT). Miner. Up two cents, or 4.94 per cent, to 42.5 cents on 5.8 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Pharmaceutical. Up 48 cents, or 6.07 per cent, to $8.39 on 5.04 million shares.Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 1.79 per cent, to $2.84 on 4.9 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 27 cents, or 1.83 per cent, to $15.01 on 4.8 million shares. by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 10, 2017 3:14 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Video replays necessary in FIFA to catch cheaters

The past week has been a tumultuous one in the international soccer world, as more than a few strong contenders found themselves forced into playoffs whose outcomes ultimately decided their world cup status.In international soccer — or football, as the rest of the world knows it — there isn’t a bigger spectacle. Held every four years, the FIFA World Cup draws the top 32 international teams to the biggest tournament on earth, an event that normally draws the eyes of a few billion people.Although a few key squads have traditionally dominated the World Cup, that huge gap has been closing in the past few years. This time around, some previously unknown and unlikely contenders have arisen and were welcomed to the world stage.For example, the normally illustrious Italian team was defeated earlier this year in the Confederations Cup by a terrific Egyptian squad. Similarly, the up-and-coming Irish team brilliantly showed France, runner-up from the last World Cup, just how intimidating it has become as a team.Oh, wait.That’s not exactly how it happened. What really happened was that it was an extremely close game after Ireland tied the points in aggregate. Basically, whoever scored next would secure a bid to the World Cup; a glorious feat both sides had been working hard on for years.Late in the game, a French ball crossed into the Irish box and was in danger of overshooting the mark. Thierry Henry, a French striker and one of the most respected international football players, then handled the ball in an unorthodox manner — he prevented the ball from going out of bounds with the palm of his hands. The three officials were in blind spots and couldn’t see the “hand of shame” so when Henry passed it to a teammate to head it in and score, the referee allowed the “obvious” goal despite the strong appeals by not only the goalie and defenders but also thousands sitting in the stadium that saw the ordeal take place.This isn’t the first time something like this has happened in football. Diego Maradona famously tapped a ball in with his hand (the so called “hand of god” goal) to score a goal that ultimately gave Argentina the 1986 World Cup.It wasn’t fair back then and you can be sure it is still a ridiculous farce today.It’s easy to jump to a bizarre theory to explain all this, of course. Did FIFA just want to get France a guaranteed spot in the World Cup? Perhaps the Fédération Internationale de Football Association couldn’t stand to see a World Cup occur without its beloved Les Blues.All conspiracy theories put aside, this situation does present a huge problem with not only football but also some other major sports (Baseball, I am looking directly at you). The human officials are not enough as we clearly see time and time again. It’s getting a little ridiculous, but what’s even worse is that no one is acknowledging that a problem does indeed exist.There’s something wrong with football. And until that problem is solved we can’t give the competing teams a fair and balanced game play, which is the one common promise that is characteristic of all sports. Although I am not going to pretend to know what the solution is, I suggest video replays be permitted, allowing for extra reviews in the dead minutes after a goal is scored.Then and only then can international football return to being the fair, fun, competitive sport that I, along with billions, so strongly love.Meanwhile, let’s see how many more players can creatively and secretively get away with using their hands in football, joining that oh so prestigious club of Henry, Maradona and Lionel Messi. read more

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Graña y Montero building and operating one of the top gold mines

first_imgGraña y Montero, through its subsidiary STRACON GyM, which specialises in comprehensive services for the mining sector, is in charge of construction and will operate the San Ramón mine, located in Medellín, Colombia; which, upon completion, will be one of the top gold mines in that country. The mine, which belongs to the Canadian firm Red Eagle Mining Corp, has already started development of the gold deposit and production is expected to start in 2016.The September 2014 feasibility study estimates $74 million in initial capital costs and cash costs of $596/oz. Post-tax project economics include cash flow $132 million, NPV5% $104 million, IRR 53% and payback within 1.3 years. Total Proven and Probable Reserves (oxide, mixed and sulphide) amount to 2.425 Mt at 5.20 g/t Au. The underground mining method selected is Mechanized Shrinkage with Delayed Fill (MSDF). The study outlines a 1,000 t/d operation producing an average of 50,000 oz/y.Processing incorporates single-stage crushing, SAG milling and floatation with concentrate re-grinding followed by conventional CIL processing of the combined float tails and reground concentrate to produce gold doré with 96% recoveries.The Santa Rosa gold project is located some 20 km southeast of the town of Santa Rosa de Osos, in the municipality of the same name, in the Department of Antioquia, 73 km northeast of the department capital Medellín in northern Colombia. The San Ramon deposit lies in the southeast part of concession B7560005 held by Red Eagle Mining. The project is accessible from Medellín via a paved highway for about 65 km, then via an unpaved road for approximately 8 km.“We have closed a contract with Red Eagle Mining under which we have been awarded the services contract in the amount of $155 million to develop, start up and operate the San Ramón mine for eight years. Certainly, this contract will enhance the presence of Graña y Montero in Colombia and strengthen our participation in the mining sector regionwide”, said Steve Dixon, General Manager of STRACON GyM.It should be noted that, as part of this contract, STRACON GyM purchased shares in Red Eagle Mining for $ 3.5 million. Furthermore, after executing the contract, STRACON GyM will make a new share purchase for the same amount, which would give it a minority interest of 19.94% in Red Eagle Mining.last_img read more

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WATCH Dáil falls silent to highlight plight of children in need of

first_imgUpdated 3.43pm YouTube: Hugh O’ConnellTHE DÁIL FELL silent for two minutes this afternoon as TDs debated a private members’ motion on the issue of cochlear implants for children who are deaf.As parents of these children staged a silent protest outside the Dáil Sinn Féin was inside aiming to get the government to agree to fund the provision of bilateral cochlear implants for around 200 children.Cork North Central TD Jonathan O’Brien called for the Minister for Health to provide the €12.8 million for the scheme.He asked that the Dáil observe the silence “to get some understanding of what those children have to endure”.“If two minutes felt awkward I can only imagine what a lifetime of silence would be like,” O’Brien told the chamber after the silence.James Reilly has previously said that the provision of bilateral implants is “a high priority” for government next year, but there was no specific announcement in the Budget on Tuesday.Reilly repeated that claim today, saying it is one of his “top priorities” during a statement on the motion.Earlier, speaking on behalf of the government, junior minister Kathleen Lynch said that any plan to provide bilateral cochlear implants “needs to be developed and argued in the Health Service Executive service plan and that’s what’s going to happen here”.“We are in there and we are negotiating the service plan and we are negotiating it to get the best possible result,” she said referring to the HSE budgetary plan for next year which is expected to be published in the next three weeks.She said it is “her fervent hope that we can” provide implants for the children. The debate can be watched here.First published 1.41pm Read: Silent protest outside Dáil today over childrens’ cochlear implants fundingReilly: “Priority” to offer children bilateral cochlear implants in 2014last_img read more

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Jetting off Endas last lap mission of diplomacy and negotiation starts today

first_img By Christina Finn Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 7:24 AM Short URL Jetting off: Enda’s ‘last lap’ mission of diplomacy and negotiation starts today The Taoiseach has a busy schedule ahead of him. 11,528 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share30 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/3253591 67 Comments Feb 23rd 2017, 7:24 AM AFTER STARING DOWN the barrel of a heave, Taoiseach Enda Kenny satisfied Fine Gael TDs at last night’s parliamentary party meeting by stating he will deal with the leadership issue when he returns from the US after St Patrick’s Day.The Taoiseach’s message to the meeting, which lasted less than 10 minutes, was greeted with a standing ovation in the room.However, before the issue resurfaces Kenny has a full schedule of diplomatic events to deal with.First up, he’s jetting off to Brussels (weather permitting) for a series of meetings in relation to Brexit. He is expected to highlight Ireland’s concerns arising from the UK’s decision, including Northern Ireland and the peace process, with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.Brexit-related meetingsThe Taoiseach will also meet with European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker today.Kenny is expected to emphasise the importance of an “orderly and constructive” negotiation process that protects both EU and Irish interests.This day next week (2 March), he’s back to Brussels for more Brexit-related meetings – this time with European Council President Donald Tusk, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani and lead negotiator Michel Barnier.No sooner as he landed back in Ireland, the Taoiseach is to return to Belgium for the much-anticipated European Council meeting where UK Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to formally trigger Article 50, signalling the start to Brexit.White House visit After all that Brexit talk, Kenny will travel to the US on 15 March, for a two-day trip to Washington DC.Kenny will present US President Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrocks at the White House, before travelling to New York, where he will celebrate St Patrick’s Day, and perhaps take in the parade.It’s believed the US trip will be extended to other cities, but the Taoiseach will have to be back before 25 March as he is due to attend a meeting of EU heads in Rome for the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaty.After that, it’s off to Malta. He will attend the European People’s Party Congress from 29-30 March.In early April, Kenny is due to attend yet more Brexit-related meetings and in mid-April he is off on a trade mission to Germany.A busy time ahead for the Taoiseach – but also an important time in which leadership contenders can get their campaigns on track.Read: The contenders for the Fine Gael leadership, ranked from most to least likely>As it happened: Enda says he doesn’t want to see commuters discommoded by bus strike>last_img read more

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Mémoire et équilibre plus fréquemment affectés après un AVC

first_imgMémoire et équilibre, plus fréquemment affectés après un AVCSelon une enquête publiée par le Bulletin épidémiologique hebdomadaire (BEH), les troubles de l’équilibre et de la mémoire seraient les deux types de séquelles les plus fréquents après un accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC). Aujourd’hui, les accidents vasculaires cérébraux (AVC) représente la 3e cause de mortalité pour les hommes et la première pour les femmes. Ceux-ci surviennent à la suite d’une obstruction ou de la rupture d’un vaisseau sanguin qui va perturber la circulation sanguine dans une partie plus ou moins importante du cerveau. Mais si les AVC ne s’avèrent pas tous mortels, ils entrainent très souvent de sérieuses conséquences, en fonction de la partie du cerveau affectée. D’après une étude publiée mardi par le Bulletin épidémiologique hebdomadaire (BEH), les troubles de l’équilibre et de la mémoire seraient les deux principales séquelles observées suite à un AVC. En effet, l’enquête en question “Handicap santé” a collecté les données de 39.035 entretiens face-à-face réalisés en 2008 et 2009. Ceci a permis d’estimer à 1,2% la proportion de personnes ayant déclaré des antécédents d’AVC dans la population française sur cette période. Des personnes qui ont pour deux-tiers (0,8%) d’entre elles rapporté des séquelles, ce qui correspond à un peu plus de 500.000 personnes. Et pour ceux qui ont déclaré ces séquelles, les plus fréquentes étaient les troubles de l’équilibre, présents dans la moitié des cas, et les troubles de la mémoire (42,1%) rapporte l’AFP. Concernant les autres conséquences d’AVC : un peu plus d’un tiers des patients avec séquelles ont rapporté une atteinte motrice d’un ou plusieurs membres, et un sur trois des troubles du langage ou de l’articulation. Près d’un quart ont signalé des troubles visuels et un sur cinq des troubles sensitifs. Des séquelles qui s’aggravent avec l’âgeÀ lire aussiCerveau, Alzheimer et nucléaire, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 26 aoûtPlus précisément, la moitié des patients avec séquelles ont déclaré des difficultés importantes ou une impossibilité à marcher 500 mètres et près de la moitié ont reconnu avoir des difficultés pour au moins une activité élémentaire de la vie quotidienne telle que toilette, habillage, possibilité de couper sa nourriture ou encore de se servir à boire. Mais la sévérité des séquelles n’a pas semblé dépendre que de la zone affectée, l’âge de la personne atteinte joue également. Ainsi, les séquelles rapportées augmentaient “fortement” avec l’âge : inférieures à 1% avant 45 ans, elles atteignaient 9,5% pour les hommes et 6,6% pour les femmes âgés de 85 ans ou plus. Enfin, les personnes avec séquelles d’AVC étaient 11,1% à résider en institution.Le 11 janvier 2012 à 16:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Buy This Comic Wonder Woman Annual 1

first_img Today is Wednesday, better known as New Comic Book Day, the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week,  especially with the release of the movie, that comic is Wonder Woman Annual #1, an over-sized annual issue from DC Comics, writer Greg Rucka, artist Nicola Scott, and an assortment of other creators.Wonder Woman Annual #1(W) Greg Rucka, Vita Ayala, Michael Moreci, Collin Kelley, Jackson Lanzing(A) Nicola Scott, Claire Roe, Stephanie Hans, David LafuenteThe world of the Amazing Amazon expands in a collection of short stories that take Wonder Woman around the globe! In the days after “Year One,” Diana comes face-to-face with Superman and Batman for the first time, as illustrated by “Year One” artist Nicola Scott!While MovieBob will have his review for Geek.com up soon, the early reviews are in, and the Wonder Woman film seems to be praised across the board. It’s appropriate then, that the Wonder Woman annual be my pick of the week. Four short stories by great, diverse creators all take focus on what makes Wonder Woman so special. The main story, by longtime Wonder Woman team Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott shows Diana’s first encounter with Batman and Superman. Scott draws the hell out of this scene, perfectly capturing the dynamic between the three and the effect that Diana has on Bats and Supes. Rucka knows how to end a story, too, with a final panel that had me smiling from ear to ear.The three other stories all feel vastly different from each other but still manage to get to the core of Wonder Woman. The King Shark story by Vita Ayala, Claire Roe, and superstar colorist Jordie Bellaire feels grim and moody, but it works for the bleak story it’s telling. Even that story is filled with compassion and understanding though and might be one of my favorite stories to ever feature Diana. Stephanie Hans draws a gorgeous story of Wonder Woman sparring with swordsmen in Japan, and it deals with responsibility and sacrifice, two elements that are key to Diana’s foundation. The last story has Diana dealing with a Kaiju that looks exactly like Knifehead from Pacific Rim, but I don’t mean this in a bad way. Only David Lafuente could draw this story and sell it, feeling the most cartoonish of the four stories. It all adds up to be a solid, fun issue that reminded me why Wonder Woman is so great, which is exactly what we need going into the film. Out today in stores and online at Comixology.com, Wonder Woman Annual #1 is now available.via DC Comics5/31/17 Releases – In addition to Wonder Woman Annual #1, here is a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should also be reading, if you are not already.Doom Patrol Vol. 1  by writer Gerard Way, artist Nick Derington, and DC Comics’ Young Animal imprint. The first collection of one of my favorite series!Spider-Gwen #20 by writer Jason Latour, artist Robbi Rodriguez, colorist Rico Renzi, and Marvel Comics. Stay on target Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 last_img read more

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Man dies after car hits tree off I205

first_imgA Vancouver man was killed when he crashed into a tree off Interstate 205 early morning Sunday.According to the Washington State Patrol, Chau V. Pham, 34, was heading north on Interstate 205 around 2:40 a.m.Then, near state route 500, his car went off the roadway, onto the median and into a tree.The state patrol said he died at the scene.Pham was wearing a seat belt, troopers said, and what caused the crash was under investigation.***Update: Friends have set up an online fundraising campaign, to help Pham’s family, through GoFundMe, under “Chau Pham Memorial Fund.“last_img read more

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The Grandparents Connection 14th Annual Picnic

first_img KUSI Newsroom 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 SettingsThe Grandparents Connection will be having their 14th Annual Picnic to raise awareness about the non-profit on Saturday, July 6th.The founder of the organization, Shearl Lambert, said they’ve helped thousands of grandparents and relative caregivers by providing services to help keep their families together.For more information click here. Posted: July 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, The Grandparents Connection 14th Annual Picnic Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 5, 2019last_img read more

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BSO investigate deputyinvolved shooting in Pompano Beach

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were on the scene of a deputy-involved shooting in Pompano Beach, Friday night.BSO responded to the scene of the shooting in the area of Northwest Third Avenue and 14th Street, near Dixie Highway.Investigators said two deputies opened fire on a man who was carrying a knife. The man died at the scene. No others injuries were reported.Authorities said both deputies are on administrative leave as they continue the investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Facebook is in hot water again The 359 Ep 512

first_imgOn this podcast, we talk about: Facebook’s research app that circumvented Apple rules and had the social network paying people as young as 13 years old $20 a month in exchange for personal data.Apple’s iPhone sales collapse. The heist of Tappy the robot’s arm!The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Facebook is in hot water. Again (The 3:59, Ep. 512) See All reading • Facebook is in hot water — again (The 3:59, Ep. 512) Your browser does not support the audio element. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Tags Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • Mobile Commentcenter_img Apple Share your voice Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? The Daily Charge 1 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Privacy Facebook Huawei T-Mobile Applelast_img read more

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Heavy rains trigger floods landslides in Northeast 10 dead over 8 lakh

first_imgThe floods, caused by the overflowing Brahamaputra River and its tributaries, have thrown normal life out of gear.Twitter/DoordarshanAt least 10 people were killed and over 8 lakh affected by flood-related incidents, caused by the overflowing Brahamaputra River and its tributaries across Assam. Flash floods across the north-eastern states were recorded.The incessant rains also caused landslides, throwing normal life out of gear. Connectivity via road between north Bengal and Sikkim stayed disrupted by the continuous rainfall on Friday, July 12. The rail connectivity was also disrupted in Assam, with the authorities controlling rail services due to “settlement of tracks”.Officials from Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that three people died in rain and flood-related incidents in Golaghat and Dima Hasao districts on Friday. Two people died due to flood at Bokakhat revenue circle in Golaghat, one died in a landslide in Haflong in Dima Hasao district.At least two people lost their lives in Arunachal Pradesh and three injured due to rain-related incidents. Itanagar, the state capital, has been witnessing landslips, mudslides and road blockades for several days and the district administration has ordered all schools to remains closed till Sunday.Mizoram is also affected by the rain, with two people killed in the state.While heavy rains in the region are expected till July 14, Barpeta in Assam is the worst-hit district with over 85,000 people affected. TwitterThe Kaziranga National Park has been affected too. The animals are reportedly fleeing the park, and authorities set up road barricades on the national highway passing through the park to limit speeding vehicles.The Army was called to assist the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force for rescuing people in Assam’s Baksa district.A soldier helping a citizen during floods in Chirang District, Assam today. The Army has not been officially requisitioned for assistance in this particular area. It doesn’t matter. This is the Indian Army. No call for help goes unanswered. @adgpi pic.twitter.com/F4JDOOzHdD— Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) (@majorgauravarya) July 11, 2019The teams have rescued 1,160 persons in the state since Thursday. They have also distributed 1,281.35 quintals of rice, dal, salt and 1,493.46 litres of mustard oil, besides tarpaulin, water pouch, sanitary napkins, baby food and other essential items.last_img read more

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US approves 8 billion F16 fighter jet deal with Taiwan China warns

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:01Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … President Xi Jinping warns Taiwan: attempts to split China doomed to fail Taiwan Air Force’s F-16 fighter jets fly during a demonstration at Hualien airbase, Eastern Taiwan January 23, 2013.ReutersThe US State Department on Tuesday approved a reported $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, according to the Defence Security Cooperation Agency statement.Around 66 Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 jets, 75 General Electric Co engines and other systems are being considered for sale, the official statement to Congress said. The defence deal is said to serve US national, economic and security interests as well as enhance Taiwan’s defence capabilities.Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch welcomed the proposed sale. “These fighters are critical to improving Taiwan’s ability to defend its sovereign airspace, which is under increasing pressure from the People’s Republic of China,” Reuters quoted Risch as saying.US President Donald Trump had notified Congress of the sale last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Monday.Pompeo also said that the sale was “consistent with past US policy” and that the US was “simply following through on the commitments we’ve made to all of the parties”.China has denounced the sale and warned of ‘countermeasures’ accusing the US of harming bilateral relations, peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. Responding to the announcement of the defence deal, state media China Daily said the sale sends an “erroneous signal” to Beijing.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Tuesday said US arms sales to Taiwan “severely violate” Washington – Beijing agreements and “constitute severe interference in China’s internal affairs”.Warning of “consequences” he advised the US to “immediately cancel the planned arms sales, and stop selling weapons and military contact with Taiwan”.Tensions between China and Taiwan have increased after Beijing’s assertion of the province as a “One China” and sacred territory. Beijing asserted last month it is “ready to go to war” if people “try to split Taiwan from the country”. China has extensive claims over the strategic South China Sea and has shown an aggressive stance against the US and its allies for undertaking naval operations in the region.The United State’s recent exit from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty allows Washington to develop its military assets especially in comparison to the advanced Chinese military capabilities. The bilateral treaty with Russia is said to have limited the US weapons development, especially sophisticated land-based missile force.The US military test-fired ground-based cruise missile in California’s San Nicolas Island, on Sunday, weeks after it officially exited the treaty.Russia has called the missile launch a “mockery to the international community” and said that the country will also make offensive systems in retaliation.last_img read more

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Kor Ecologic Urbee 2 car will move from 3D printer to road

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. If printing cars develop, conventional manufacturing plants might operate aside very small “cottage” plants deploying lights-out manufacturing. Kor’s company, Kor Ecologic, is responsible for the Urbee 2, described as strong as steel yet lightweight. (The motto for the company is “Reasonable Design.”)By using 3-D printing, there is a special focus on lightness but strength; he is creating large pieces with varied thicknesses. The Urbee’s car body will be assembled from about 50 separate parts. The team’s practice is to take small part from a big car and make them into single large pieces. The less pieces, the less car weight. The lighter the car, the more miles per gallon. The less spaces between parts and the Urbee becomes the more aerodynamic. The teardrop-shaped car has a curb weight of 1,200 pounds. The bumper, which is made in two pieces, required 300 hours to finish. The entire car takes about 2,500 hours. (Phys.org)—Let’s put it simply. An engineer named Jim Kor is printing, as in building, a car. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, car visionary is responsible for the Urbee 2, being readied for the road, intended eventually as an about-town car, with three wheels, and built for two passengers. It looks like a big, shiny red bug cruising down the road. Interest grows in its means of production and implications for car manufacturing in the future. The printing process to make the car is called Fused Deposition Modeling. (FDM), where one lays down thin layers (0.04 mm) of melted plastic filament. The FDM approach enables tight control by the designer, who is able to add thickness and rigidity to special sections. (Kor likes to compare the fender of a future Urbee with a bird bone. As shown in a cross section of a bird bone, he said there is bone only where the bird needs strength, and the FDM process can replicate a bird bone.) Kor has been printing the body pieces at RedEye, a business unit of Stratasys, which uses 3-D printers to produce on-demand parts and prototypes. Kor Ecologic has drawn up specific design ideals that are applied to the Urbee car project..A few of them are highlighted here. “Use the least amount of energy possible for every kilometer traveled. Cause as little pollution as possible during manufacturing, operation and recycling of the car. Use materials available as close as possible to where the car is built. Use materials that can be recycled again and again…. Be simple to understand, build, and repair. Be as safe as possible to drive. Be affordable.”Kor does not have a high-priced toy in mind but rather an economy car. He has received orders for 14 cars. Most of the orders are from those involved in designing the car. Kor is presently planning to make one car and to drive it, when it is ready, with a partner, from San Francisco to New York City. They hope to do it on ten gallons of gas; Kor would prefer to use pure ethanol. They will try to prove without argument that they did the drive with existing traffic. More information: www.stratasys.com/Resources/Ca … e-Studies/Urbee.aspxwww.urbee.net/home/ Explore further © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Kor Ecologic Urbee 2 car will move from 3-D printer to road (2013, February 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-kor-ecologic-urbee-car-d.html The Future of Car Manufacturing? Sticky ‘Velcro’ Car Partslast_img read more

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