first_imgPutting all speculation to rest over Mulayam Singh’s political future, the Samajwadi Party has fielded its founder-patron from the Mainpuri seat for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.Mr. Singh had won the seat in 2014 only to vacate it as he decided to stay MP from Azamgarh, which he also won. The SP gave a list of nine candidates on Friday, including three women and three Dalits.In a bit of a surprise, the SP has fielded Dimple Yadav from Kannauj. There was speculation that Ms. Yadav, the sitting MP from the seat, would not contest this year and be replaced by her husband, SP president Akhilesh Yadav, as the party candidate from the constituency known for its perfumes and potatoes.Speculation is rife about the seat from which Mr. Akhilesh is himself likely to contest. Sources said a section of MLAs from Purvanchal were appealing to him to contest from Azamgarh.Along with Ms. Yadav, the names of two other women candidates were announced: Purvi Verma from Kheri and Usha Verma from Hardoi (reserved) seat.Sharing a picture of the three women on Twitter, Mr. Yadav said: “On the occasion of #InternationalWomensDay the Samajwadi Party reaffirms its commitment to equality for all and is proud to announce some of its women candidates for the #2019Election.”The SP is contesting 37 out of 80 seats in UP as part of the alliance with the BSP and the RLD. The BSP gets 38 while the RLD has three, all in West UP. Mr. Akhilesh’s cousin Dharmendra Yadav (sitting MP) will contest again from Baduan. Akshay Yadav, the son of Ram Gopal Yadav, SP general-secretary, will defend his seat Firozabad, which is also located in the bastion of the Yadav clan. The other candidates are Kamlesh Katharia from Etawah, Bhailal Kol from Robertsganj in Sonbhadra and Shabbir Valmiki from Bahraich; all three are reserved seats.Bahraich MP Savitri Bai Phule recently joined the Congress months after she quit the BJP and failed to join the SP.last_img read more

first_imgIt all began in the 60s with Raj Kapoor’s Sangam, which was perhaps the first mainstream film to be shot in Switzerland. This was followed by a series of destination films such as An Evening in Paris (1967) and Love in Tokyo (1966). Popularised by Bollywood, many picturesque locations across the globe became a part of the tourism radar for Indians. India Inc now wants to use the medium to promote Indian locales.Read it at Money Control Related Itemslast_img

first_imgAlternate NamesCongenital heart surgery – discharge; Patent ductus arteriosus ligation – discharge; Hypoplastic left heart repair – discharge; Tetralogy of Fallot repair – discharge; Coarctation of the aorta repair – discharge; Heart surgery for children – discharge; Atrial septal defect repair – discharge; Ventricular septal defect repair – discharge; Truncus arteriosus repair – discharge; Total anomalous pulmonary artery correction – discharge; Transposition of great vessels repair – discharge; Tricuspid atresia repair – discharge; VSD repair – discharge; ASD repair – discharge; PDA ligation – discharge; Acquired heart disease – discharge; Heart valve surgery – children – discharge; Heart surgery – pediatric – discharge; Heart transplant – pediatric – dischargeWhen Your Child Was in the HospitalYour child had surgery to repair a heart defect. If your child had open-heart surgery, an incision was made through their breastbone or the side of your childs chest. The child also may have been put on a heart-lung bypass machine during surgery.After the surgery, your child probably stayed in the intensive care unit and then in another part of the hospital.What to Expect at HomeYour child will need at least 3 or 4 more weeks at home to recover. For larger surgeries, recovery may take 6 to 8 weeks. Talk with your childs doctor about when your child can return to school, daycare, or participate in sports.Pain after surgery is normal. There may be more pain after closed-heart surgery, compared to open-heart surgery. This is because nerves may have been irritated or cut. Usually, the pain decreases after the second day and con sometimes be managed with acetaminophen (Tylenol).advertisementMany children behave differently after heart surgery. They may be clingy, irritable, wet the bed, or cry. They may do these things even if they were not doing them before their surgery. Support your child through this time, and slowly begin to set the limits that were in place before the surgery.Activity If your child is an infant, try not to let them cry for too long for the first 3- 4 weeks. Help keep them calm by staying calm yourself. When lifting your child, support both their head and bottom for the first 4- 6 weeks.Toddlers and older children will often stop any activity if they become tired.The doctor or nurse will tell you when it is okay for your child to return to school or daycare.Most often, the first few weeks after surgery should be a time to rest.After the first follow-up visit, the doctor will tell you what the child can do.For the first 4 weeks after surgery, your child should not do any activity where there is a chance they could fall or take a blow to the chest. Your child also should avoid bicycle or skateboard riding, roller skating, swimming, and all contact sports until the childs doctor says its okay.If your child has an incision through the breastbone, you must be careful how they use their arms and upper body for the first 6- 8 weeks:Do not pull or lift the child by their arms. Scoop them up instead.Your child should not do any activities that involve pulling or pushing their arms.Try to keep your child from lifting their arms above their head.Your child should not lift anything heavier than 5 pounds.Diet Keep a close eye on your child?s diet to make sure they get enough calories to heal and grow.After heart surgery, most babies and infants (younger than 12 to 15 months) can take as much formula or breast milk as they want. Sometimes the doctor may want your baby not to drink too much formula or breast milk. Ask your child?s doctor any other questions about your childs nutrition.Limit feeding time to around 30 minutes. Your child?s doctor or nurse will tell you how to add extra calories to formula if it is necessary.Toddlers and older children should be given a regular, healthy diet. The doctor or nurse will tell you how to improve the childs diet after surgery.Wound Care Your health care providers will instruct you on how to care for the incisions. Look at the wound for signs of infection, which are redness, swelling, and drainage.Your child should take only a shower or a sponge bath until your health care provider says its okay. Their Steri-Strips should NOT soak in the water. Steri-Strips will begin to peel off after the first week. It is okay to remove them when they start to peel off.advertisementFor as long as the scar looks pink, make sure it is covered with clothing or a bandage when your child is in the sun.Follow-upAsk your child?s doctor before getting any immunizations for 2 – 3 months after surgery. Afterward, your child should have a flu shot every year.Many children who have had heart surgery must take antibiotics before, and sometimes after, having any dental work. Make sure you have clear instructions from your child?s heart doctor when the child needs antibiotics. It is still very important to have your childs teeth cleaned regularly.Your child may need to take medicine when they are sent home. These may include diuretics (water pills) and other heart medicines. Be sure to follow the correct dosage. Follow up with your doctor 1 – 2 weeks after the child leaves the hospital or the as instructed.When to Call the DoctorCall the doctor if your child has:Fever, nausea, or vomitingChest pain, or other painRedness, swelling, or drainage from the woundDifficulty breathing or shortness of breathPuffy eyes or faceTiredness all the timeBluish or grayish skinDizziness, fainting, or heart palpitationsFeeding problems or reduced appetiteReferencesPigula FA, Del Nido, PJ. Neonatal and infant cardiac surgery. In: Keane JF, Lock JE, Fyler DC, eds. Nadas? Pediatric Cardiology, 2nd ed. St. Louis, Mo; WB Saunders; 2006:chap 57.Recommendations for preparing children and adolescents for invasive cardiac procedures: A statement from the American Heart Association Pediatric Nursing Subcommittee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing in collaboration with the Council on Cardiovascular Diseases of the Young. Circulation. 2003;108:2250-2564.Congenital heart disease. In: Townsend CM Jr, Fraser CD Jr, Carberry KE, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 59.Review Date:6/5/2012Reviewed By:Kurt R. Schumacher, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

first_imgPakistan lost to India in previous encounter by 8 wickets in the 2018 Asia Cup just four days ago and on Sunday the Sarfraz Ahmed-led and Rohit Sharma-led sides meet again in the Super Four round at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.Pakistan won a thriller against Afghanistan by 3 wickets in their first Super Four match, whereas India have so far been unbeaten in the tournament, including their comprehensive 7-wicket victory against Bangladesh on Friday.On the eve of the India-Pakistan Super Four clash, former Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal feels it is India who have adapted to the conditions better, and hence have performed better than Pakistan.Asia Cup 2018: India vs Pakistan live streaming | How to watch IND vs PAK ODI match”With Hardik Pandya being injured, Ravindra Jadeja came in against Bangladesh and look how well he adapted,” Ajmal was quoted by Hindustan Times. “The all-rounder starts off with four wickets in the game. This is what makes you sit up and take note. If you notice, India haven’t looked to play attacking cricket with bat in hand. They have waited to launch an onslaught and have kept wickets in hand. The openers have given the team a good start in all the games. Rohit has been top-class both with bat and as captain. And now you have an MS Dhoni who looked in good form against Bangladesh. “If you come to the bowling attack, you have Jasprit Bumrah who has been exceptional. Then you have someone like Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhuvneshwar can bowl with both the new and old ball. Thanks to these two India’s death bowling has become strong. The spinners have also done an excellent job except for Yuzvendra Chahal.”advertisementREAD PREVIEW – Unbeaten India look to continue momentum vs unpredictable PakistanAjmal also said that it is India who have more experience, as compared to Pakistan. “They have the experience and if you look at the Pakistan team, you only have a Shoaib Malik who is a senior pro. India on the other hand have four or five players who have been in the team for a while now. Yes, Pakistan might have beaten India in the final of the Champions Trophy, but that doesn’t take away the fact that India have experience on their side.”READ – Pakistan fan, who sang Indian anthem in match vs India, has another plan for SundayThe win in the Champions Trophy final withstanding, it is India who have come up on trumps against Pakistan in their recent, albeit numbered, meetings.Ajmal expressed his concern about Pakistan’s manner of defeat in the group stage to India, rather than the actual loss. He even urged the Pakistan batsmen to show more responsibility with the bat to give their bowlers enough runs to play with.India vs Pakistan: Highlights | As it happened | Photos”I have just one message for them and that is for them to play positively,” he said. “They shouldn’t think too far ahead and when you have some quality bowlers in your ranks, you just need to stay positive and look to have the right attitude. In the last game, India won one sided and when the team does that minus Virat Kohli, that is unacceptable. A good contest is what is expected, after that if you lose well bad luck.READ – Sunil Gavaskar impressed with Rohit Sharma’s captaincy”Losing with dignity is one thing and getting thrashed is another. I feel that Pakistan have a better bowling attack than India’s and it is the batting which let the team down in the last game. If the batsmen can give the bowlers something to play with, things can change. You have to realise that India have the batting to score 300. On the other hand, the Pakistan attack is one which can keep them under check. But, even then, the batsmen have to put at least 250 on the board if they bat first.”READ – It was a very ordinary performance from Pakistan: Wasim AkramAjmal, who in the past has starred for Pakistan with 184 wickets in 113 ODIs, showed his concern thatPakistan have went with only frontline spinner in the tournament as compared to the other teams at this stage in the tournament – as India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have made more impact with their two-three spinners.READ – Pakistan crumbled under pressure vs India, says Harbhajan Singh”I had a good record on these wickets and I feel over here you need to add a lot of variation to your bowling,” Ajmal said. “If you keep bowling at the same pace on these wickets, you are bound to be taken to the cleaners. The team needs to have more than one spinner. If you look at both India and Afghanistan, they are playing three spinners each and I feel that is what the track and conditions demand. Pakistan must also go the same direction. No team is winning with fast bowlers here (in UAE), all are winning because of their spinners. Look at even Afghanistan and you will see what I am trying to say.advertisement”I am a bit surprised to see that Pakistan is failing to find the right combination. We have played so many matches here in Dubai and we should be aware of what the conditions are and what is expected when it comes to team selection. You have to admit that the conditions in the UAE suit the spin bowlers.”Ajmal also had an advice for Pakistan, ahead of their match against India.”If you ask me, I would say Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan should be playing together as spin is the way to go. Secondly, the bowlers need the support of the batsmen and Pakistan must score 250 plus as all the teams have managed to do that when it comes to winning games. In this case, they must also remember that India chase really well and if they cannot put at least 250 on the board, the Pakistan bowlers will not have much to do. They should fight till the end and make this a contest that shall be remembered for ages,” Ajmal concludedlast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Real Madrid want Man Utd to buy Bale and fund spending spreeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to make this the final season at the club of Gareth Bale.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, who was speaking on El Chiringuito.”Bale will be sold next season, it’s a decision that’s been made,” Inda explained. “They would sell him for €180m, it’s their starting price. They want to sign a centre-back, a left-back, a midfielder and two craques in attack.”Inda says Florentino expects Manchester United to come forward next year with a new proposal for Bale.And an offer of £150m is anticipated, despite Bale’s persistent injury problems. last_img read more

first_imgChandigarh: Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is facing a 20-year jail for raping his two disciples, has sought a parole of 42 days for tendering sprawling fields in his sects headquarters in Haryana’s Sirsa town, officials said on Sunday. “We are awaiting a reply from central security and intelligence agencies and also from the Sirsa District Magistrate that whether his parole at this point in time is feasible or not,” a government official told IANS, requesting anonymity. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana The official said his parole could create law and order problem in the state at the time of his release and surrender later. The self-styled godman was sentenced in August 2017 for 20 years in jail for raping two women. A special CBI court in Panchkula this January also sentenced him and three others to life imprisonment for the murder of a journalist over 16 years ago. The 51-year-old is currently lodged at the high-security Sunaria jail in Rohtak. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah In the jail too, Ram Rahim spends most of his time growing vegetables and fruits and daily earns Rs 20 for eight hours for farming, which comes under the unskilled work category. As per the jail superintendent, Ram Rahim’s conduct in the jail is like a “disciplined inmate”. His conviction on August 25, 2017, had led to violence in Panchkula and Sirsa, leaving 41 people dead and over 260 injured. Ram Rahim was patronized by political leaders and parties of Punjab and Haryana for nearly two decades due to his ability to shift votes of his followers.last_img read more

first_imgATTAPEU, Laos – Rescuers searched Wednesday for scores of villagers left missing when part of a newly built hydroelectric dam broke in southeastern Laos, flooding the surrounding countryside and killing at least 24 people, officials said.Thousands of people lost their homes when the South Korean-built dam gave way on Monday, flooding surrounding villages.Hundreds took shelter in nearby towns, travelling by bus and pickup trucks and sleeping on plastic sheeting.“The water came so quick we just left the house and ran away,” said Phon Vuongchonpu, whose family of 12 fled as the floodwater rose to roof level. “We’ve lost everything: motorbike, furniture our cows and pigs.”Bounyong Phommachak, a Red Cross official, said 24 bodies had been recovered and 96 people were officially listed as missing. He said by phone that about 6,600 people had been displaced from their homes.China’s state news agency, Xinhua, which maintains one of the very few foreign news bureaus in Laos, reported that Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith said at a news conference that 131 people were missing and the homeless totalled 3,060. He did not give a death toll.The discrepancies in the tolls could be due to difficult communications and heavy rains in the area which have hampered rescue efforts.Photos and videos posted on social media showed people sitting on rooftops to escape the surging water, while others were carried to safety or rescued by boat.One of five auxiliary earth-fill dams at the project began visibly weakening on Friday, said Korea Western Power, one of two South Korean partners in the hydroelectric project.SK Engineering & Construction, the other Korean joint venture partner, said the top of the dam was swept away Sunday as workers were struggling to control the damage amid heavy rain. The situation worsened on Monday as water cascaded out of the reservoir, flooding seven out of 12 villages in the area, SK E&C said. It was helping to evacuate and rescue residents and sent its president and a team of 30 people to the disaster zone.Continued heavy rain and strong winds forecast for the area could hinder rescue efforts, and risks from flooding persisted in the mountainous region. A report by the intergovernmental Mekong River Commission said storms had caused water levels along the river to rise by 3-5 metres (9-15 feet) in the past week.Provincial authorities issued a call for emergency aid, and residents in Paksong were streaming to the evacuation shelter bringing food, as doctors attended to those needing help.“I feel safe here, but worry for my husband and son who are still in the village,” said Tem Namsakhunpiraded, who escaped the floodwaters with three of her children and a 6-month-old grandchild.The International Red Cross said food was a concern because village food supplies were drenched in the flooding. It was arranging for water purification units to be sent to the area to ensure supplies of clean drinking water.The presidential office in South Korea said President Moon Jae-in had ordered an emergency relief team to help with the disaster.The $1.02 billion project encompassing several river basins in a remote corner of southeastern Laos is the first hydroelectric dam to be built by a South Korean company, and it was unclear how severe the damage would be to the overall plan. The dam was due to begin operating in 2019, with 90 per cent of the power generated going to Thailand.Shares of companies affiliated with SK E&C sank on Wednesday on concerns over potential costs for compensation and other financial setbacks from the disaster.Laos has dozens of hydroelectric projects under construction and plans for sales of power to neighbouring countries, now accounting for about a third of its exports, to grow substantially.But dam building along the Mekong River and its tributaries, including those affected by this disaster, has raised concerns over environmental impact and other problems.International Rivers, a nongovernmental group generally critical of such projects, said the catastrophe showed the need to improve warning systems.“With over 70 hydropower projects currently built, under construction and planned across Lao PDR — most of them owned and operated by private companies — authorities must immediately review how dams are being planned, designed and managed,” the group said in a statement.___Associated Press writers Tong-hyung Kim and Youkyung Lee in Seoul, South Korea, contributed to this report.last_img read more

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources (TSX:TECK.B) has announced plans to issue a special dividend to its shareholders, in addition to its regular dividend, and increase its share buyback program by $230 million.The diversified mining company, based in Vancouver, says the two measures are being taken because of Teck’s strong cash position.Its shareholders of record as of Dec. 15 will receive a supplemental dividend of 40 cents per share on top of the regular dividend, which is five cents per quarter.The total cost of the dividend payments on Dec. 29 will be $260 million. Teck will also spend an additional $230 million on its existing share buyback program to repurchase class B shares through the end of March.Teck’s B shares have recently traded about where they began 2017, just above $27, but were below $20 each in mid June. They closed at $27.06 on Thursday and opened Friday at $27.44, a gain of 1.4 per cent.Teck chairman Norman Keevil said in a statement that the board wants shareholders to benefit directly the company’s strong results.“We are also committed to adjusting our capital spending plans consistent with prudent management of our balance sheet as we move into 2018,” Keevil said in the statement, issued Thursday after the Toronto Stock Exchanged closed. read more

Rona CEO turns to food retailing veteran like himself to help with turnaround AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted May 3, 2013 3:32 pm MDT MONTREAL – Rona’s new chief executive has turned to a food retailing veteran like himself to help oversee the transformation of the home renovation company.Robert Sawyer has hired Alain Brisebois, 54, for the newly created position of chief commercial officer. He starts May 27.Both men have previously worked at supermarket chain Metro Inc.Brisebois, who will also hold the title of executive vice-president at Rona, is being brought on board to improve the struggling home improvement retailer’s operational efficiency and to develop synergy between its purchasing, merchandising, procurement and marketing activities.A 30-year veteran of the retail industry, Brisebois was lured away from convenience store chain Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B), where he served as vice-president of purchasing and supply chain before moving up to senior vice-president of operations in 2010.He has also held key positions at Metro (TSX:MRU), including senior vice-president of the Ontario division.“I’m happy to rely on Alain’s extensive experience in retail to help us review our business processes, improve our efficiency and offer our customers a better shopping experience,” Sawyer said in announcing the move on Friday.Sawyer, 59, joined Rona last month following more than 30 years in grocery retailing, including nearly four years in the No. 2 position at Metro — another large Quebec-based retailer.Analyst Derek Dley of Canaccord Genuity said Brisbois seems like a very good addition as Rona’s reshapes its executive team.But he said the company still faces a weak home renovation spending market in Canada and continued pressure from Home Depot and other large rivals including Lowe’s.“It’s always good when you can bring good people to your team but how does it change the overall outlook for Rona? I don’t think it does, at least not in the near-term,” he said in an interview.“At some point we need to start seeing some earnings growth out of this company for the stock to really turn around and just given the challenges it’s still a very challenging market.”Dley expects Rona’s results on May 14 will once again demonstrate the challenging operating environment.Rona is expected to lose 10 cents per share in adjusted earnings in the first quarter, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.That would be the same loss as a year ago, but revenues are forecast to drop 3.7 per cent to $900 million.Rona is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products with a network of more than 800 corporate, franchise and affiliate retail stores and almost 28,000 employees. read more

Statistics Canada says auto sector boosts retail sales in August to $43.6B by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 22, 2015 6:53 am MDT Last Updated Oct 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Canadians who bought new and used cars in August helped boost retail sales for the fourth consecutive month.Statistics Canada said Thursday that higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers helped boost retail sales to $43.6 billion in August, up 0.5 per cent from the previous month.Excluding the auto subsector, retail sales were flat for the month.Economists had expected a gain of 0.1 per cent.“Overall, high consumer confidence, continued employment gains and low borrowing costs appear to be supporting the pace of household consumption growth for now,” said economist David Madani of Capital Economics.“But with the worst effects of the oil price shock arguably still ahead, we would expect to see some slowing in the pace of hiring and household spending in the months ahead.”TD Bank economist Brian DePratto said the result suggests there’s a chance growth in the third quarter may be better than the bank’s prediction of a 2.5 per cent annual pace.“Given the strong monthly momentum coming into the quarter, all signs point to a robust exit from the recession that marked the first half of the year,” DePratto said.The retail sales results follow a decision by the Bank of Canada on Wednesday to maintain its key interest rate at 0.5 per cent after cutting it twice this year to help boost the economy.The central bank noted in its monetary policy report that household spending continues to underpin the economy and is expected to continue to grow at a moderate pace.The Bank of Canada raised its estimate for growth in the third quarter to an annual pace of 2.5 per cent in its monetary policy report, but lowered its expectations for the fourth quarter to an annual pace of 1.5 per cent.Retail sales were up in four of the 11 subsectors tracked, representing 56 per cent of retail trade.Motor vehicle and parts dealers increased 2.0 per cent in August, the seventh consecutive increase. New car dealers increased 1.7 per cent, while used car dealers reported a 5.5 per cent increase.Also gaining ground were food and beverage stores, which increased sales 0.5 per, helped by a 4.6 per cent gain at beer, wine and liquor stores. Furniture and home furnishings store sales grew 3.0 per cent, following three months of relatively flat sales.Gasoline stations sales fell 0.6 per cent, while miscellaneous store retailers reported a 2.3 per cent drop.In volume terms, retail sales increased 0.7 per cent.Retail sales rose in seven provinces in August, but declined in Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador. read more

first_img Yes (8721) No interest/No opinion (758) Image: By Sean Murray 26,205 Views Short URL Dec 2nd 2016, 8:10 AM IT’S THAT TIME of year where it’s cold outside, the days grow shorter, Ryan Tubridy wears a colourful jumper and children tell us all about the must-have toys for Christmas.The Toy Show is here again.There’ll be 320 children taking part in the Late Late Toy Show this year, with the youngest being just four years got a chance to get a sneak preview of the Jungle Book-themed set for this year’s Toy Show, and the organisers have a promised a few big surprises.So, what do you think? Will you be watching the Late Late Toy Show this evening? Image: Friday 2 Dec 2016, 8:10 AMcenter_img YesNoNo interest/No opinionVote Poll Results: Poll: Will you be watching the Late Late Toy Show this evening? Children, parents and those of us who haven’t grown up yet are set to tune in tonight. No (6914) 96 Comments Share41 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article This tweet is one of many making the assertion, but is the most widely retweeted, having over 7,400 today.The facts So let’s look at another video clip – a clearer one – from the same press conference. In it, you can see that Trudeau’s eyebrow looks normal and that there is a slight shadow cast on his left brow from poor lighting on the set. It becomes more noticeable when Trudeau looks down but then disappears when he address the audience straight on. Source: @iD4RO/TwitterClick here to watch the video.Let’s also take a look at official press photographs taken at the conference.Here are shots of Trudeau speaking in front of French President Emmanuel Macron at the press conference, with the controversial left eyebrow in full view of the photographer’s lens: Source: The Canadian Press/PA ImagesYup, still there: Source: The Canadian Press/PA ImagesAnd let’s get that straight on, just to be sure: Source: The Canadian Press/PA ImagesMoreover, as this Twitter user highlights, Trudeau’s natural eyebrow configuration is part of the optical illusion: Jun 11th 2018, 1:33 PM Monday 11 Jun 2018, 1:33 PM 166,530 Views While a fake eyebrow scandal would rule, the photographic record shows Justin Trudeau’s left eyebrow grows thicker on the bottom along the supraorbital ridge. A streak of thinner hair parts upward closer to the glabella. This is why it can look like a fake eyebrow is falling off.— Sean Craig (@sdbcraig) June 10, 2018 FactCheck: Did Justin Trudeau’s eyebrow fall off during a press conference? Footage online appears to show the Canadian Prime Minister’s eyebrow falling off at a live press conference. THE G7 SUMMIT ended with US President Donald Trump renewing the threat of global trade war as he abruptly rejected the text of a consensus statement and branded as “false” statements made by the summit’s Canadian host Justin Trudeau.“Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our US farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our US Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the US Market!” Trump tweeted.“PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that… he ‘will not be pushed around.’ Very dishonest & weak,” continued the US president.But the possibility of a trade war has been ‘overshadowed’ by an unusual theory circulating about Trudeau’s eyebrows, specifically that one of them came off during a live press conference.As the claim is picking up steam, we will examine whether it is true.The claimFootage of Trudeau’s press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on 7 June appears to show Trudeau’s eyebrow falling off. Source: Toe Knee/YouTubeOnce the footage was shared online, a number of news sites began to pick up the story, such as WorldNetDaily, TheDailyWire and TheDailyCaller.Russia’s state-backed broadcaster RT ran a poll with the majority voting that it was a fake eyebrow. Source: RTcenter_img Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet By Adam Daly Share490 Tweet Email1 ConclusionThere is no evidence that Trudeau’s eyebrow fell off at a press conference or that he wears fake ones. A number of video and photographic sources contemporaneous with the event show that his left eyebrow remains fully intact throughout.We rate this claim as’s FactCheck is a signatory to the International Fact-Checking Network’s Code of Principles. You can read it here. For information on how FactCheck works, what the verdicts mean, and how you can take part, check out our Reader’s Guide here. You can read about the team of editors and reporters who work on the factchecks here.  75 Comments Source: Sean Craig/Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s labour ministry issued the first circular clarifying the changes to Greece’s pension system under the reforms required by Greece’s creditors on Tuesday.It breaks down the number of old-age pensions to be paid for those who retired after 1 July 2015 and the minimum retirement age according to the memorandum. The minimum age for a full and reduced pension will gradually increase.From 1 January 2022 Greeks will be able to retire at 62 years with 40 years of uninterrupted employment in order to receive a full pension or retire at 67 years of age, having completed 15 years of full employment. Exempted from the above measures are those in strenuous or unhealthy professions, as well as single or widowed mothers and fathers with offspring incapable of gainful employment.The circular also specifies that the changes do not affect those who have already established rights to a pension from social insurance funds, having fulfilled the required years of employment and age. Their right can be exercised at any time.Source: Newsbomb.grlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Antipodean Palette Group Exhibition by the Greek Australian Cultural League will be organised during August 2016, and is inviting artists to submit their works. In its sixth year, the Antipodean Palette has become an annual highlight celebrating the diverse works of artists within the Greek Australian community and an important forum to present and discuss works influenced by our two cultures. The exhibition will be held at Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon Street, Carlton from August 16-23. The gallery will be open Monday to Friday from 10.00 am-4.00 pm, and during the weekend from 11.00 am-3.00 pm. Opening night will take place on Τuesday 16 August at 6.30 pm.Artists are invited to submit their entries for the exhibition online, anytime between now and the end of April. Meanwhile, the 62nd issue of the literary periodical Antipodes is set to be launched οn Sunday 16 October, and is also calling for submissions by GACL members and non-members alike. The issue will be dedicated to the life and work of eminent diasporan poet Dimitris Tsaloumas, and will publish poems, short stories, studies, essays, book reviews and οther literary works in Greek and English as well as visual arts projects.Submissions must be original works that have not been published or promoted in another publication. Literary works should be no longer than the limits prescribed as follows: – Poems: 100 verses (lines) – Short stories and essays: 2,000 words – Meditations: 800 words – Studies: 2,000 words – Reviews (books, exhibitions, music, plays, films): 1,000 wordsWorks that exceed the specified size limits will be rejected without involving the editorial committee. The deadline for submitting contributions for the magazine is 24 June, 2016. Works submitted must be sent electronically in Word document format (attachment) to For more details, visit or email antipodeanpalette@gmail.comlast_img read more

first_imgApple assouplit ses conditions aux entreprises de presseUn porte-parole de la marque à la pomme a confirmé que les règles pour les médias développant des applications pour ses terminaux mobiles allaient être revues.Apple semble vouloir se montrer plus souple envers les médias publiant sur ses supports. Jeudi, un porte-parole de la marque a indiqué à l’agence Dow Jones Newswires, relayé par L’Expansion, que l’entreprise allait cesser d’exiger des éditeurs de journaux, magazines ou sites d’information que le prix de leur abonnement soit inférieur ou égal sur l’iPhone, l’iPad ou l’iPod Touch à ce qu’il est sur d’autres terminaux mobiles. Ces entreprises médiatiques se plaignaient justement de ce système, leur marge étant considérablement réduites à cause des 30% du chiffre d’affaires sur l’App Store prélevés par la firme de Steve Jobs. Par ailleurs, le porte-parole a également confirmé qu’Apple a autorisé ces entreprises à proposer des contenus payants sans passer obligatoirement par l’App Store. Des règles qui devraient entrer en vigueur le 30 juin.Le 13 juin 2011 à 09:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgL’élevage de crevettes laisse une énorme empreinte carboneSelon des scientifiques réunis samedi à la réunion annuelle de l’Association américaine pour la promotion de la science (AAAS), à Vancouver, l’élevage de crevette serait une pratique très polluante en matière d’émission de CO2. Un sachet de 450 grammes de crevettes surgelées représenterait une tonne de CO2. C’est l’une des conclusions auxquelles est parvenu le biologiste J. Boone Kauffman, qui mène actuellement des recherches en Indonésie pour l’Université de l’État d’Oregon. Malgré leur petite taille, les crevettes auraient ainsi une empreinte carbone loin d’être négligeable.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? Comme l’explique J. Boone Kauffman, 50 à 60% des élevages de crevettes seraient implantés en bord de mer dans les pays asiatiques, souvent dans des secteurs où les mangroves ont été rasées. Or, “l’empreinte carbone de crevettes produites sur ce type de terrain est environ dix fois plus importante que la quantité équivalente de bœuf produite en zone de forêt tropicale”, selon le biologiste. A cela s’ajoutent de plus les émissions de gaz à effet de serre provenant de l’élevage, de la nourriture, du conditionnement et de l’expédition des marchandises. En outre, l’élevage est pratiqué de façon peu efficace, souligne le chercheur. Les structures ne produisent qu’un kilo de crevettes sur 13,4 mètres carrés de mangrove. Au lieu de les entretenir sur le long terme, les bassins sont souvent abandonnés par les propriétaires au bout de quelques années alors même qu’il faut 35 à 40 ans au terrain pour se régénérer. Enfin, ce sont des parcelles de forêts entières qui sont sacrifiées alors que la mangrove assure la biodiversité marine et protège les côtes des tempêtes et des tsunamis. Le 20 février 2012 à 14:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgiPad 3 : problèmes de surchauffeDes plaintes se répandent lentement sur internet à propos d’un éventuel problème de surchauffe avec l’iPad 3. Des utilisateurs ont encaissé le message “iPad needs to cool down before you can use it”, alors qu’il ne faisait que 20 degrés !Des milliers de fans ont fait la queue pour obtenir leur tant convoité nouvel iPad, mais peuvent-ils bien l’utiliser ? Rien n’est encore certain, le nombre de plaintes n’est pas suffisant, que ce soit sur Twitter ou ailleurs. Mais il y a bel et bien eu des soucis de surchauffe de la nouvelle machine.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les problèmes techniques sont courants au lancement des appareils Apple. Il suffit de repenser aux problèmes d’antenne de l’iPhone. Avec le nouvel écran et nouveau processeur, l’iPad doit faire face à une consommation énergétique plus élevée, et donc à davantage de pertes calorifiques. Parmi les utilisateurs lésés, Zach Honigu, de PC Magazine, rapporte que son iPad s’est mis en grève par, à peine, 20 °C. Ces arrêts forcés de la machine sont destinés à en protéger les composants, et se produisent avant que l’appareil soit endommagé. Mais ils empêchent son utilisation pendant un temps. The Next Web suggère que la température de fonctionnement prévue de l’iPad culmine à 35 °C, une barrière aisée à franchir avec un peu de soleil…L’iPad 3 met longtemps à se recharger, près de 6heures, et pendant ce temps il ne refroidit pas. note qu’en jeu 3d, la coque monte rapidement à des températures que l’on avait plutôt l’habitude de rencontrer sur les pc portables. Le 20 mars 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The sleuths have found several ambiguities in the version of prime accused Aditi Chakraborty in Khardah murder case.Pratul Chakraborty was allegedly murdered by his former wife Aditi. During interrogation it was revealed that Aditi was an accused in two cases of cheque bouncing. According to the sources, the sleuths suspect Aditi is still playing games with the investigators as several things are still unclear. Though police are sure about her cheque bounce cases, she is trying to divulge facts. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeRecently, when the sleuths were checking with her bank accounts, the case of cheque bounce came to light. Now, police will try to know the details of the cheques from the concerned bank for the sake of investigation. However, Aditi is stating that Pratul used to pressurise her for money. To fulfill her former husband’s demands, she had to take loan from a jewelry shop against some gold ornaments of hers, which is still not confirmed by the Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedinvestigating officers. As Aditi has kept changing her statements, the sleuths are not believing her before confirming the facts. Primarily, Aditi had claimed that the murder occurred in heat of the moment. But later, it came out that Pratul’s murder was pre-planned. After murdering Pratul, Aditi changed into the dress she brought with her. Later, she disposed of her garments in a canal but by mistake she left her handkerchief at Pratul’s place. In the interrogation, Aditi also admitted to have disposed of several documents of Pratul in the same canal to hide the chit fund connection and details of money. On Wednesday, Pratul’s elder sister Chandana Chakraborty showed up and claimed Pratul was forced to discontinue his relationship with them by Aditi. As a result, they were not aware of what Pratul was upto. He was deliberately murdered on December 20 inside his rented house at Khardah. A food delivery person, who used to deliver food to Pratul everyday, smelled a rat as his repeated knocks on his door yielded no response. However, upon entering, they saw Pratul lying on the bed with a torn garment wrapped around his neck. A detailed probe is on.last_img read more