BERLIN — European travel operator TUI Group has warned that its profits this year could be a quarter lower than anticipated as a result of the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets.TUI, headquartered in Germany, has 15 737 Max aircraft, which have been grounded after two deadly crashes within five months.Another eight planes were scheduled for delivery by the end of May.TUI said Friday that if the planes can fly by mid-July underlying earnings will be about 200 million euros ($230 million) lower because of factors including the lease of additional aircraft. An extension until end-September could cost another 100 million euros.TUI previously forecast “broadly flat” earnings at 1.18 billion euros but they now could be between 17-26 per cent lower, depending on when the planes can fly again.The Associated Press read more

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13 November 2008The top United Nations envoy to Somalia has welcomed the decision by the European Union (EU) to dispatch ships to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa nation’s coast. The waters off Somalia are considered to the most dangerous in the world, with UN World Food Programme (WFP)-chartered ships carrying humanitarian aid having been frequent targets for ransom-seeking privateers.“Piracy off the Somali coast is posing a serious threat to the freedom of international navigation and regional security,” said Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative.It has resulted in soaring food and fuel prices, which in turn has hurt the region’s poor, he added.EU foreign ministers agreed on 10 November to dispatch five to seven frigates and support aircraft by next month to protect merchant ships and vessels carrying WFP supplies.The mission expects to put into place two Security Council resolutions passed in June which allow ships to enter Somali waters to contend with piracy.The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has already sent a fleet to protect food shipments to Somalia, with other countries having also sent warships.There have been more than 80 such attacks so far this year, including 32 hijackings, compared with 31 attacks in 2007, according to the London-based International Maritime Bureau. More than 500 crew members have been taken hostage so far this year, and the seizure of a weapons-laden Ukrainian ship made international headlines earlier this year. read more

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Three policemen came under an acid attack in Dedigama this morning, the police media unit said.According to the police, the wife of a suspect who was about to be arrested threw the acid on the policemen. The three policemen suffered from acid burns and were rushed to hospital.However the police still managed to arrest the wanted suspect and his wife.

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BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post Two cats, which come from a large seizure of 79 cats and kittens, lay in a box at the Regina Humane Society. BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post Seventy-nine cats and kittens that were being hoarded in squalid conditions at a local residence have been seized by the Regina Humane Society (RHS). According to a press release issued by the RHS on Thursday morning, animal protection officers visited the residence last Friday while responding to concerns of possible animal hoarding. The RHS said the cats were living in garbage, feces and urine, and without proper access to food and water. All of the cats were voluntarily surrendered to the care of the humane society by their owner. The RHS did not provide information on whether the owner would face charges under the Animal Protection Act of Saskatchewan, as the case is still under investigation.Bill Thorn, the RHS’ director of marketing and public relations, said the massive influx of cats sent the organization into “panic” mode.“It really was a crisis situation for us. It was all hands on deck,” he said.“That number in and of itself would be a high number of animals to have in the shelter, let alone bringing those in on top of what we already had, so we did have to scramble a bit and set up some temporary housing within the shelter for those animals.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Once the animals were brought in, the RHS provided the animals with food and water, treated any cats perceived to be in immediate distress and did a general health assessment of each cat. — With files from Lynn Giesbrecht A cat, which comes from a large seizure of 79 cats and kittens, lays in a cat bed at the Regina Humane Society. Related Animal hoarding primarily a mental health concern: researcher Issue of animal hoarding needs an empathetic human touch But the RHS was happily surprised by how well the cats were doing. “They were in pretty good shape, to the point where even a week later we could put some of them up for adoption,” said Thorn. “That is very atypical. Typically we’ll find them to be in very poor health. Some of them have already passed away, others are on the verge of it, and that wasn’t the case. As deplorable as the conditions were that they were living in, we were able to get there and intervene in time.” The sudden intake of felines has stretched the humane society’s resources and finances. The humane society is now asking Regina residents to consider adopting one of the cats. As an added incentive, the RHS is waiving all adult cat adoption fees, and kittens under four months old can be adopted for $50. A $20 City of Regina license fee will apply for adoptions to Regina residents. Thorn said it is expensive for the organization to take care of the animals, and guessed this case alone would cost the RHS thousands of dollars. The RHS adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, tattoo, microchip, a complimentary veterinary exam and 30 days Petplan pet insurance. This offer will also be available at the RHS’ satellite adoption centres at Petland, Petsmart, Pat’s Pets, Pet Valu and Pet Depot. read more

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In a new report, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is arguing that people now need to look beyond whether they are consuming enough calories and focus more on balanced and healthy diet – especially for children. “As we trace the structure of diets as incomes increase, we find that the portion of total calories derived from sweeteners, vegetable oils and animal products increases, while that derived from cereals declines,” said FAO economist and the report author David Sedik. “There are important nuances, but the general tendency is clear,” he added. ‘Triple’ malnutrition burden According to FAO, undernutrition has largely been overcome in the region and only seven per cent of the population there live in countries where the predominant nutrition problems are undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. However, malnutrition caused by deficiencies in micronutrients such as iron, Vitamin A and zinc, and overnutrition issues measured by overweight and obesity, have persisted and are now increasing. At present, 13 per cent of the region’s population lives in countries suffering from a “triple burden” of all three nutrition problems – undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overnutrition – noted the report. SEE ALSO: South-east Asia’s children face ‘double burden’ of obesity and undernutrition – UN health reportEspecially concerning is that 57 per cent of people in Europe and Central Asia live in countries where the main problem is overnutrition and 70 per cent of the population suffer from malnutrition characterized predominantly by a triple malnutrition burden or by overnutrition. “The situation is not static, however. Countries in the undernutrition group are on track to join the triple-burden category in the years ahead,” said the UN agency. Remedial measuresTo address these challenges, the report calls for exploring policies that address food insecurity, tailored to the income and nutrition profile of each country. One such option is food fortification. For instance, fortification of milk with vitamin D, salt with iodine, wheat flour with iron, folic acid and thiamine are examples of this approach. Similarly, bio-fortification (using plant breeding to increase the micronutrient content of crops) could be used to offset the relatively low micronutrient content of wheat in Central Asia and the Caucasus, where cereals supply more than 50 percent of dietary energy. Other options could include reformulating popular convenience foods to improve their nutritional value; implementing taxes or subsidies to change the relative prices of foods depending on their health benefit; educating people on importance of a nutritious, healthy and balanced diet; better nutritional labelling of food products; and food assistance programmes including vouchers. read more

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Ohio State then-redshirt sophomore goaltender Kassidy Sauve stares down a rolling puck against St. Cloud State on Feb. 4 at the OSU Ice Rink. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State women’s hockey team (14-5-4, 8-2-4 WCHA) opened a two-game home series against the Robert Morris Colonials (12-5-3, 6-2-2 CHA) with a 5-0 shutout victory Friday night at OSU Ice Rink.Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve stopped all 34 shots that came her way, claiming her seventh shutout of the season.Sophomore forward Rebecca Freiburger opened up the scoring frenzy for the Buckeyes seven minutes into the game, with assists from junior forward Grace Zarzecki and senior defenseman Liv Halvorson. The goal was Freiburger’s third of the season.With less than two minutes left in the opening period, freshman forward Tatum Skaggs gave Ohio State a two-goal cushion and scored her first goal of the game off assists from senior forward Julianna Iafallo and junior defenseman Lauren Boyle, sending the Buckeyes into the second period with a 2-0 lead.Sauve said while crucial for the team to get an early lead, it didn’t mean the Buckeyes could play less aggressively.“It’s just one of those things where no matter what the circumstances, you have to battle and work hard,” Sauve said. “Whether you’re down one or up one, the whole team has to come together and play as one.”The Buckeyes entered the second period eager to give their lead some insurance. Freshman forward Emma Maltais was quick to answer Sauve’s desire for more goals and scored one minute into play. The goal was her ninth of the season.Skaggs found the back of the net again less than three minutes later, scoring her 15th goal of the season and increasing the Buckeyes’ lead to four. Head coach Nadine Muzerall said it was important for the team to remain level-headed in order to maintain the lead in the third period.“We’re really big on just maintaining the composure,” Muzerall said. “We say sometimes, ‘Put a stick of gum in your mouth and just relax.’ We got that from one of the parents… and I loved it because it’s just saying, ‘Relax. You know what to do.’”Junior forward Maddy Field scored the Buckeyes’ fifth goal 38 seconds into the third period to give the home team a 5-0 lead, which it would hold for the remainder of the game. Despite having three power plays in the third period, one of them being a three-versus-five advantage, the Colonials’ efforts weren’t enough to get the puck in the back of Ohio State’s net. The Buckeyes skated away from the game with their 14th win of the season.Ohio State will have the chance to sweep the weekend series Saturday, something it has not done since mid-November.“I think the challenging piece is to repeat and see if you can do what you did all over again, because that’s the hardest part, “Muzerall said. “It’s always harder on Saturday than it is on Friday.”The Buckeyes and the Colonials will conclude the two-game series at 3:07 p.m. Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink. read more

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first_imgTwo users got involved:Heard what? DON’T!Leaving Colm to deliver the punchline (and get 1,134 thumbs up in doing so):Well everybody’s heard about the bird, I said bird bird bird, bird Is the word ……….For everyone scratching their head right now – which is probably a lot of people – here’s the context, which was helpfully provided by David Higgins on the thread: (Video: FoxBroadcasting/YouTube)4. Getting back on track, the fourth most popular comment came from Joseph Wearen on this article about the new insolvency guidelines for people in massive debt, which received 881 thumbs up:So the banks are running the country and not the, or any government? The banks will dictate how much a person/family will be allowed to live on? This is democracy when unelected private companies assume the role of dictator? The government should be dissolved immediately as it is not fit for purpose and obviously has no executive power whatsoever except to rubberstamp EU/ECB and other banks’ policies. A Vichy Government in thrall to an occupying force, contrary to the Irish Constitution and therefore guilty of treason.5. A survey by AA found that people in Offaly are most likely to fill their car with the wrong fuel while young women living in Laois are most likely to cause a flat battery by leaving their car lights on. Or, as Maeve Dempsey found out (and got 857 thumbs up for): And if you’re a female, aged 26, called Maeve, from Waterford and living in the West, then you’ll probably manage all of the above at once, on a miserable Sunday in May, having bought your car on the Saturday…(Michael D Higgins image via Photocall Ireland)If you spot any good comments during the week, let us know! Mail christine@thejournal.ie with any suggestions for next week’s list. EVERY SATURDAY MORNING we like to take a look at all the best comments left on the site by you lot over the past week.This week there was a lot of talk about a number of major stories: the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar, the bombs at the Boston Marathon, the rejection of Croke Park deal by unions, the explosion at the fertiliser plant in Texas and the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.So here, in no particular order, are the standout comments from the week that was.The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week1. Croke Park II rejected as SIPTU, INTO, Unite and INMO vote No (341 comments)2. Massive manhunt underway for ‘dangerous’ second Boston bomber (284 comments). 3. Thatcher: “You can’t trust the Irish, they are all liars” (279 comments)4. Howlin responds to Croke Park II rejection, says ‘the arithmetic hasn’t changed’ (249 comments)5. Three dead, 140 injured in Boston Marathon blasts (234 comments)Some of the best comments left on the site this weekA lot of readers were unimpressed with the suggestion from a Mayo councillor to ban people from wearing hoodies in a bid to deter crime. Damien O’Connell was succinct:This sounds just like Charlton Heston calling for the ban of trench coats after the Columbine high school massacre. . .This week there were claims that some survivors of the Magdalene laundries are still under the care of religious orders and have not been made aware of the possibility of receiving some kind of compensation. Cliodhna O’Sullivan described how she had encountered women who had been institutionalised for their entire lives:Saddest week of my general nurse training was spent in a lock up ward in a physciatric hospital in ’91 four women in there who had become pregnant had their babies taken from them were effectively locked up for the rest of their lives given drugs they didn’t need.This column by 26-year-old graduate Aoife O’Connor about how she tried to do everything right but still can’t get a job rang a bell with a lot of people. Bernie Groom posted this comment about how hard she has to fight just to get through the day right now: You might feel like you know the ever-huggable president Michael D Higgins who celebrated his 72nd birthday this week – but you’ve probably never had the experience that Helen Clifford has:He goes to the same dentist as I do. You’ve never felt stoned until you’ve been injected with painkillers before having a wisdom tooth pulled, sent to the waiting room while it sets in and then Michael D. appears.Masked raiders escaped with €500k worth of rhino heads and horns from the National Museum Archive this week. John Mullen described how there are gradual changes to the practice: I live in Holland and this subject was discussed at length here recently in the wake of a spate of similar incidents throughout Europe. If there’s a positive side to this it is that the recent spate of similar thefts Europe wide must be a reflection of increased success at stopping the poachers at source. The game wardens are involved in a sometimes deadly game of cat and mouse with the poachers and suffer relative to their number serious casualties in their struggle to protect endangered species such as rhino elephant’s and gorillas. Good to see their efforts are beginning to bear fruit.The 5 most popular comments on the site this week1. The most popular comment this week came from Gary Dunn as one by one, the major unions voted against the extension to the Croke Park pay deal. His comment got 1,338 thumbs up: Im in the private sector and i hope you all vote no to this deal.2+3: This is unprecedented in the history of Comments of the Week: both the second AND third most popular comments this week came from one user in one thread. Here’s what happened (because it needs some explaining).On the article about how an episode of Family Guy was withdrawn after internet users spliced clips of it together to make it seem as though the show referenced the Boston Marathon attacks, Colm Connolly got 1,188 thumbs up for this:I was under the impression every one had heard My heart goes out to you and I know exactly how you feel. Both myself and my husband are job hunting and have many rejection letters, phone calls and e mails, the latest today.We also have done everything right to no avail. We don’t have the luxury of moving someplace else what with children in secondary school and one in university plus elderly parents living nearby with no other family to care for them.I am at my wits ends we are living minute to minute not even having the luxury of living day to day. I never thought in a million years that this is where we would be at this stage of our lives. With no hope on the horizon of anything changing for the better.Not sure how much more rejection I can take or how much fight I have left in me anymore. If it wasn’t for our children don’t think I’d still be here.last_img read more

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first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 67 Comments Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 2:48 PM Mar 26th 2017, 2:48 PM Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3307497 Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie 25,896 Views Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie Share209 Tweet Email THE GENERAL SECRETARY of the National Bus and Rail Union has said that there is “a lot of anger” among staff at Dublin Bus and Irish Rail after they saw the letter sent to Bus Éireann workers earlier this week.That letter prompted workers to opt for an immediate, all-out strike which entered its third day today.There is currently no end in sight for the strike, which concerns a series of cost-cutting measures that the financially struggling Bus Éireann is seeking to implement.Spreading outSpeaking to RTÉ’s This Week programme, the NBRU’s Dermot O’Leary said that while the policy of the union was to advise Irish Rail and Dublin Bus workers to continue working during the Bus Éireann dispute, nothing would change the anger at the situation among their ranks.When asked if there would be similar to delays to train services as there was on Friday, O’Leary said that “as far as he was concerned” trains would not be affected by workers not crossing picket lines again during the coming week.“I have been telling people they should go to work in Irish Rail,” he said.He did say, however, that there was a lot of anger among workers at the other companies who are represented by the NBRU – Dublin Bus and Irish Rail.A letter was sent by company management to worker during the week outlining the changes that were being made at the company.The unions have strongly resisted these changes, and state that savings can be made elsewhere.In the NBRU statement signalling the beginning of the strike, O’Leary said that the management at Bus Éireann had “clearly signalled that they are intent on pursuing a race to the bottom in relation to workers jobs, terms and conditions”.Today, he told RTÉ that some workers he represented at the other companies feared that they could next in line for similar cuts.“I dictate policy from the centre,” O’Leary said, indicating that there was no desire from the NRBU for the strike to involve other transport workers but he warned “I can’t make them not angry and not want to react”.Reaching a solutionO’Leary said that he wanted Ministerial intervention into the current industrial dispute, calling on Shane Ross to reverse his stance of not intervening.“Ministers should be rowing in to try help find a solution here,” he said.With the board at Bus Éireann meeting tomorrow, with the potential for legal action to be pursued with the aim of ending the strike, O’Leary accused management at the company of not having the required experience to resolve the dispute.He suggested that Coras Iompair Éireann (CIE) provide funding for the company to help it financially in the short-term, before a longer resolution can be agreed.Minister for Transport Shane Ross is to appear before an Oireachtas Committee this week to explain the current situation at Bus Éireann.His last appearance before the committee was a feisty affair, with Ross refusing all calls to intervene in the industrial dispute.Read: Bus Éireann strike latest: Heavy traffic reported on many routes this afternoonRead: ‘I’ve no other choices in life. It’s all I know how to do’: Bus Éireann staff fear the worst Rail and Dublin Bus workers angry over treatment of Bus Éireann staff, says union boss There is no end in sight for the Bus Éireann strike, as it continues for its third day today. By Sean Murraylast_img read more

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first_imgRoseanne is coming back … without Roseanne A reboot of the show was axed last month. Roseanne Barr pictured in March. Friday 22 Jun 2018, 7:15 AM Image: F Sadou/Zuma Press/PA Images By AFP https://jrnl.ie/4085138 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share51 Tweet Email 21,164 Views Short URL The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.In a joint statement, cast members including John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf said: “We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it’s clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience.“We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today,” the cast members said.We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter.Roseanne had been off the air for 21 years before its reboot, which premiered with almost 22 million viewers, according to ABC.- © AFP 2018  THE US TELEVISION network ABC has announced that it plans to launch a spinoff of the Roseanne series without its embattled star, who was dropped last month after making racist comments.Many of the cast’s original actors are due to perform their roles in the new 10-episode series tentatively titled The Conners, slated to premiere this autumn, the network said in a statement.Roseanne Barr (65) — a vocal Trump supporter who has tweeted far-right and conspiracy theorist views — will have no financial or creative involvement in the show, the network said.Roseanne was one of the few depictions of working-class life on US television, and also of Trump supporters — who have been largely ignored by Hollywood.The sitcom was the most watched series of the year on major American TV networks before its sudden cancellation.Nonetheless, the network axed Roseanne after Barr used Twitter to liken Valerie Jarrett, an African-American former White House aide, to an ape.Barr apologised for her racist tweet but ABC condemned it as “abhorrent” and “inconsistent with our values” in announcing the cancellation of her show.‘Sudden turn of events’ The network said in a statement: “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love.”The new sitcom would begin “after a sudden turn of events” that would force the family “to face the daily struggles of life … in a way they never have before”, ABC said. Jun 22nd 2018, 7:15 AM 26 Comments Roseanne Barr pictured in March. Image: F Sadou/Zuma Press/PA Imageslast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After years of making property investments and an ill-fated attempt to run a licensed social club in Regent Street Chippendale, the Kytherian Association of Australia (as it is now known) has finally established a magnificent cultural resource centre, library and meeting room at its premises at 24 King Street, Rockdale, NSW. The realisation of the dream to establish a spiritual home for Kytherians in the diaspora was finally celebrated with the official opening of the New Kythera House last week. In the presence of the Consul-General of Greece in Sydney, Mr Vassilios Tolios, as well other guests and dignitaries, Father Sophronios Konidaris and Father Constantinides Varipatis performed the agiasmos blessing of the new cultural space . The President of the Kytherian Association, Victor Kepreotis, opened the proceedings: “This new cultural and historical resource centre is the result of the combined efforts of successive committees over the years and represents the centrepiece of the Association,” he said. Mr Kepreotis paid tribute to those involved in refurbishing the new centre, architect Eva-Marie Prineas and builder Stan Giaouris. The Greek Consul-General noted that a lot of devotion was evident in the creation of this new cultural space and was also a vivid representation of Kytherian activities, not just in NSW but around the world. According to Mr Tolios, this gives hope for the future and for the younger generations. A highlight of the evening was the re-presentation of the first minute book of the Kytherian Association that had been held in safe custody up until now. The new resource centre houses an extensive collection of books which are not only Kythera-specific but cover many themes relating to Hellenism and the general migration experience. Other subject areas include the Greek War of Independence; Byzantium and Greek Orthodoxy; archaeology and the Minoan colonisation of Kythera; Classical Greece and the history of the Parthenon; Greek folkloric costumes and dancing; Hellenic cuisine; photography; the Smyrna catastrophe and Greece during World War II; modern Greek history and much more. The cultural centre is also equipped with computers, a scanner, printers and a large drop-down screen and projector to enable lectures and presentations to be made. The centre seats up to about 80 visitors.last_img read more

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first_imgGoogle vend les noms de marques déposées sur AdWordsÉtats-Unis – Google AdWords propose aux entreprises d’acheter les mots-clés de marques déposées à des fins publicitaires, pour figurer en tête des résultats du moteur de recherche.Quel commerçant n’a pas déjà rêvé d’être le premier sur une page de résultats Google ? C’est désormais possible, puisque le géant américain propose aux annonceurs d’acheter des mots-clés afin d’être favorisés sur le moteur de recherche. Le principe repose sur celui des enchères. Ainsi, les concurrents d’une entreprise peuvent faire monter le prix de sa marque ou se l’accaparer pour apparaître en première ligne lors de l’affichage des résultats de recherche la concernant. Cette initiative n’a pas manqué d’indigner les annonceurs qui dénoncent la privation “d’un moyen essentiel dans la lutte contre la contrefaçon sur Internet, le développement des réseaux illégaux de distribution, la dévalorisation des marques et les pratiques concurentielles déloyales.”Le 15 septembre 2010 à 11:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgPaludisme : le gorille serait à l’origine du parasiteAfrique – Le paludisme est causé chez l’homme par le parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Selon une étude menée par une équipe internationale, ce parasite se serait d’abord développé chez l’un de nos proches cousins : le gorille.Une équipe internationale (France, États-Unis, Gabon, Cameroun, Royaume-Uni) a mené une enquête de terrain (recueil de fèces de gorilles) et un travail de biologie moléculaire qui a permis la détection de Plasmodium falciparum chez les gorilles. Les chercheurs ont analysé plus de 2.700 échantillons fécaux de chimpanzés et de gorilles sauvages, collectés sur 57 sites différents à travers l’Afrique centrale. Grâce à cette méthode non invasive, ils ont pu constater que les gorilles constituaient un véritable “réservoir animal” du parasite à l’origine du paludisme. Rappelons que l’homme attrape le paludisme via les moustiques Anopheles, lesquels transmettent, par leur piqûre, les parasites dont le plus virulent est le Plasmodium falciparum. Le paludisme touche 250 à 500 millions de personnes chaque année, tuant plus d’un million d’entre elles, dont 90% en Afrique. Les jeunes enfants sont les plus durement atteints. La meilleure parade contre cette maladie reste donc la protection contre les moustiques, comme le montrent les excellents résultats des programmes de distribution de moustiquaires imprégnées d’insecticide en Asie et en Afrique.L’étude menée montre que l’infection à Plasmodium est très répandue chez les gorilles de l’ouest, avec parfois plus de la moitié des individus infectés. Bien que nous ne sachions pas si ce parasite entraîne une maladie chez le gorille, les singes infectés seraient un foyer de contamination majeur.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Cette étude contredit la thèse jusqu’ici en vigueur selon laquelle les parasites ont une évolution séparée chez l’homme et les grands singes depuis leur dernier ancêtre commun (il y a 5 à 7 millions d’années). Grâce à une technique d’amplification du génome, les scientifiques ont également confirmé que le Plasmodium présent chez le gorille est le plus proche parent du Plasmodium falciparum humain.Les contacts homme/singe étant de plus en plus fréquents en raison du phénomène de déforestation, l’éradication du paludisme s’avèrerait bien plus complexe du fait de l’existence de ce réservoir animal. Si cette thèse se vérifie, il s’agirait là d’une transmission inter-espèces unique en son genre.Le 24 septembre 2010 à 09:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgAccording to the agreement, RDA’s lender group will provide the company with $150 million in debtor-in-possession financing which, it said, will be convertible into exit financing upon emergence from Chapter 11. “This agreement in principle with our lenders follows months of intensive strategic review of our balance sheet issues to financially strengthen the company,” RDA CEO Mary Berner said in a statement. “Restructuring our debt will enable us to have the financial flexibility to move ahead with our growth and transformational initiatives.”All of the members of the RDA’s board of directors, except for Berner, have resigned.The reorganization and bankruptcy protection will effect only RDA’s U.S. businesses, a spokesperson told FOLIO:. “These actions will better position us for future success,” the spokesperson said. “We will continue to operate normally through the process.”RDA also has decided not to make a $27 million interest payment due today on its 9 percent senior subordinated notes, which are due in 2017. Instead, the company said, it will use a 30-day grace period to continue discussions with its lender group and other stakeholders.Among RDA’s senior lenders are Bank of America, JP Morgan and GE Capital.Check back to FOLIOmag.com for updates to this story. UPDATE: Behind the RDA Chap. 11 FilingThe Reader’s Digest Association today said it has reached an agreement in principle with a majority of its senior secured lenders on terms of a restructuring plan to reduce the company’s debt from $2.2 billion to $550 million.As part of the agreement, RDA expects to implement the restructuring under a voluntary pre-packaged Chapter 11 filing in U.S. bankruptcy court.Under the restructuring agreement, RDA’s senior lenders will exchange a “substantial portion” of the company’s $1.6 billion in senior secured debt for equity and provides a transfer of ownership of the company to the lender group, the publisher said. last_img read more

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first_imgSen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, speaks at a Senate Majority press availability, February 13, 2017. She has proposed a bill to sharply increase state fees for studded tires. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)A proposed bill would increase the fee Alaskans pay to the state when they buy studded tires by 1,500 percent.Listen nowThe rutted lanes on the Glenn Highway in Anchorage’s Eagle River section have helped prompt the new legislation.Anchorage Republican Senator Cathy Giessel drives on the highway each week to pick up her grandchildren.“The deep ruts there are a significant safety hazard,” Giessel said. “Cars get stuck in them during the winter trying to change lanes, lose control. In the summer they fill with water, increasing the chance of hydroplaning and, again, losing control.”Giessel has identified studded tires as at least partially the culprit in causing the ruts.She’s introduced Senate Bill 50, which would increase the state fee for studded tires from $5 per tire to $75 per tire. That’s on top of a $2.50 fee for all new tires.She said the money will help pay for road repairs, which can cost $1 million per mile on a two-lane highway. She sees it as a kind of user fee for drivers.“They can choose studded tires or the new technology tires,” Giessel said. “But if they’re going to choose studded tires – which do result in the rutting of the roads, the damage to the roads, then we need to have some way to repair those roads, for everyone’s safety.”State records show about 50,000 studded tires were purchased or commercially installed in 2015.It would cost an additional $280 for four studded tires under the bill. (Creative Commons photo by Sunny)Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy said studded tires do cause more damage than winter tires that don’t have studs.“The very fact that they’re designed with a metal pin – that does … take a chip out of the surface that they’re driving in,” McCarthy said.McCarthy noted other things damage pavement, include vehicles’ weight. That’s why the state puts weight restrictions on roads when the ground is thawing.Alaska also limits use of studded tires, from Sept. 15 through April 30 north of the 60th parallel and from October 1 to April 15 south of the 60th parallel.The Department recently started a research project with the University of Alaska Anchorage to look at the impact of studded tires in Alaska.Giessel said she’s had a positive experience with non-studded winter tires making the drive to her house in Anchorage’s Hillside neighborhood.“We have a very steep and actually slightly curving driveway, so it’s a very low-velocity climb,” Giessel said. “And, boy, that new-technology tire climbed right up on slippery days. I was very impressed.”A Washington state study found that studded tires perform slightly better in starts and stops than nonstudded tires on smooth ice. But nonstudded tires otherwise perform equal to or better than studded tires in winter driving conditions.Giessel is looking forward to hearings on the bill. She said she’s started to hear reactions from tire sellers.“It’s been mixed,” Giesell said. “There are folks that sell tires that say, ‘Yeah, you’re right, these are the best thing.’ There’s other folks that say, ‘If you take away studded tire – If you put this kind of fee on studded tires, I’ll lose a lot of business, because I sell studded tires.’ ”A hearing date for the bill in the Senate Transportation Committee hasn’t been announced.last_img read more

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Make Haritha Haram success to get priority Minister Errabelli

first_imgHyderabad: Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao on Tuesday said prominence would be given to the Gram Panchayats during release of funds which achieve the targets of Haritha Haram programme. Speaking at a review with the officials of his department, the Minister said steps should be taken to keep the villages clean and green. He said the Haritha Haram programme should be made a success with the coordination of all the concerned departments. He said with the Haritha Haram, the climate conditions would change, and rains would improve. All should work collectively and sarpanches and officers should take steps to ensure the growth of the saplings being planted. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us The Minister said the GPs which achieve success would be rewarded with buildings and CC roads. Each village should have a nursery for Haritha Haram. The NREG funds should be used as per plans. He said in this financial year about Rs 1,406 crore of works of MGNREG have been completed so far. The officials should see that more funds are garnered for the programme in this year. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Wherever there is availability of lands, in form of government lands or donated lands, construction of buildings for the Gram Panchayat offices should be taken up. A burial ground should be allocated to each village. He said all mandals should have computer centres. Officials should see that the pending bills from the Centre are released. Measures should be taken to prevent spread of seasonal diseases.last_img read more

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first_imgKasautii Zindagi Kay 2 actors Hina Khan, Erica Fernandes and Pooja BanerjeeInstagramTaking some time out of their busy schedule, Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2 actors Hina Khan, Erica Fernandes and Pooja Banerjee decided to take a dip into the swimming pool to beat the Monday blues.The three actors, who play the important roles of Komolika (Hina Khan), Prerna (Erica Fernandes) and Nivedita (Pooja Banerjee) in the daily soap, were seen having a great time bonding together. Enjoying a cozy swim under the scorching sun, the Kasautii girls were seen flaunting their curves in comfy swimsuits while posing for an intimate selfie.Erica, in her Instagram post, said that she missed having Shubhaavi Choksey, who plays the role of Mohini Basu in Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2, by their side in the pool.Recently, Shubhaavi Choksey apologised to Hina for slapping her real hard while shooting for a scene by sending her her favourite orchids along with an apology note.Hina took to Instagram to clear the air about the speculations that why Shubhaavi sent flowers to her. She posted a series of short videos wherein she narrated the incident. “A lot of you must be wondering why Shubvi sent me flowers in the morning. It was totally unintentional but I kind of zonked out. Shubhaavi has apologised to me a zillion times but it’s really not required. It happened by mistake and after realising what happened, she grabbed me and hugged me,” she said.Meanwhile, Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2 has been garnering immense love and appreciation from the viewers which has translated into good TRP rating for the show. Last week, the show planted itself on number 4 position in the TRP chart of top 5 Indian TV shows.last_img read more

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first_imgPrasad ShikharePR HandoutPrasad Shikhare has paved a way for himself with his talent, hard work and chocolate boy looks in the Hindi as well as Marathi film industry. The actor, who is just 24, has a line up of some very interesting films that will see him in the lead role.Coming to Bollywood films, Prasad has 5 Hindi films in which he will essay the lead role. These films are Call For Fun, Game Over, The Dream Job, and Mast Maula. In each of these films, the actor will be playing interesting characters.The actor also has some good Marathi films in his kitty. Prasad Shikhare’s Marathi films include Dhatura, Unmatta and Premwari. He plays the lead role in Dhatura and Unmatta.Prasad is quite happy to have such good projects. For him, acting is life and true love. His passion to do different roles have helped him bag such wonderful offers. He believes that one must be honest with what they want in life and work hard to achieve the same and should never give up.last_img read more

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Teenager killed in Bogura

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationA 17-year-old boy was strangled in Dupchanchia upazila of Bogura on Friday night, reports UNB.The victim was identified as Nayem Ahamed, son of Omar Farukh at Talwar Nolghoria village.Nayem went out of his house for recharging mobile balance on Friday night and did not return.Locals spotted his body on Saturday morning not far from his house. Police recovered the body and sent it to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College for an autopsy.There were signs of strangulation, police said.The motive behind the killing and the identity of the killers could not be known immediately.last_img read more

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Beauty redefined

first_imgThe Capital is soon going to see an artshow titled Waves of Beauty where paintings by Varsha Vaish will be exhibited. Curated by Vikram Sethi, the show will be inaugurated on 18 July by Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister for Culture and Tourism. The works that will be displayed are all inspired by the holy book Saundarya Lahiri, written by Adi Shankara Sharya. The show is Vaish’s  devotion to Goddess Tripura Sundari. The artist was brought up close to the nature. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Oil paintings provided a medium to express the beauty and knowledge that inspired her. She believes that life is beautiful and one should enjoy it to its fullest. This belief led her to explore everything her heart desired. It even helped her to understand herself and the world in a better perspective. Also it enabled her to admire the creation of god and led to the quest for the invisible and the invincible. After experimenting with various mediums, styles and textures, Varsha’s use of colours are bold and captivating. Her themes are inspired by lessons of life from Indian philosophy and literature ,which gives us a lot of  subjects to ponder upon.When: 18 – 24 JulyWhere: Lalit Kala Academy, Tilak Marglast_img read more

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Unusual rain winds may hurt wheat crop

first_imgWith unusual widespread rains and high velocity winds lashing the northern region, about 10-20 per cent of timely sown wheat crop, which has got flattened, could face yield loss, say experts.Punjab and Haryana, which are major foodgrain growing states, have about 35 lakh hectares and 25 lakh hectares of area, respectively, under wheat in the current rabi season. Heavy rains on Monday continued to lash most parts of Punjab and Haryana. Punjab has received an average rainfall of 34 mm with maximum rainfall witnessed in Ropar (73 mm), Patiala (57 mm) Mohali (65 mm), NawanShahar (66mm) and Tarn Taran (43 mm). Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashIn Haryana, a few blocks such as Nuh in Mewat, Ganaur in Sonepat, received rainfall of 71 and 80 mm respectively. “There has been lodging in timely sown wheat crop because of ongoing rains and strong winds. About 10-20 per cent of the crop which has got flattened may get damaged,” Karnal-based Indian Institute of Wheat & Barley Research, Director, Indu Sharma said.Lodging refers to the term used to describe crop falling flat on the ground due to heavy rain and winds which causes yield loss in crop. Wheat crop at several places, including Amritsar, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Patiala, Mohali, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Nawanshahr in Punjab and a few districts Sirsa, Jhajjar, Sonepat, Kurukshetra in Haryana has got flattened because of rains and high velocity winds, officials of Punjab and Haryana agriculture departments said here on Monday.last_img read more

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