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25 CELEBRITIES YOU CAN SPOT IN VANCOUVER IN JANUARY25 CELEBRITIES YOU CAN SPOT IN VANCOUVER IN JANUARY

first_imgHello 2018! The start of a new year will bring a few new celebrity faces to town. Here are 25 celebrities you can spot in and around Vancouver during January.ANNA KENDRICKAnna Kendrick will be in Vancouver until mid January for her role in Disney’s Christmas film Noelle, also known as Nicole. She is best known for her roles in the Twilight saga, the Pitch Perfect films and she has recently starred alongside Zac Efron in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.KATHERINE LANGFORD Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Best known for playing Hannah Baker on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Australian actress Katherine Langford will be in Vancouver this January for her role in Spontaneous.CHRIS HEMSWORTHBe on the lookout for those baby blues!  The amazing Chris Hemsworth will be in Vancouver for his role in the feature film Bad Times at the El Royale.JEFF BRIDGESAlso joining Hemsworth on the set of Bad Times at the El Royale is actor and producer Jeff Bridges. Bridges comes from a family of actors and has been acting since he was two years old. You may remember him most recently in Hell or High Water, Tron: Legacy, True Grit or Iron Man.FREDDIE HIGHMOREBest known for his creepy portrayal of Norman Bates in the TV series Bates Motel, Freddie Highmore will be in Vancouver through to March for his new starring role in The Good Doctor, which will likely be renewed for a second season. Highmore has been acting since he was a child and has starred in films like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland and The Spiderwick Chronicles. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

WILL GRACE ENDING WITH SEASON 11WILL GRACE ENDING WITH SEASON 11

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Well, we’re taking this one out like we brought it in: with love, laughs, gratitude… and on our own terms. Season 3 of #WillandGrace (well, season 11!) will be our grand finale… and it’s gonna be FANTASTIC. @WillAndGrace @DebraMessing @SeanHayes @MeganMullally @MaxMutchnick pic.twitter.com/UTcXv2gByO— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) July 25, 2019 Will & Grace ‘WILL AND GRACE’ TO END WITH REVIVAL’S THIRD SEASON (AND 11TH OVERALL) ON NBCWill and Grace is saying farewell. Again. The revived NBC comedy’s upcoming third season (and 11th overall) will be its last. The final season, which will consist of another round of 18 episodes, will debut in 2020 on NBC. The decision was, as the creators explain in the quotes below, a creative one between themselves and the cast decision. READ MORE Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementcenter_img NBC’S ‘WILL & GRACE’ REBOOT TO END WITH UPCOMING 2020 SEASON“Will & Grace” executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows, in conjunction with the cast, have decided to end the “Will & Grace” reboot on NBC with the 2020 season, its third season that follows an original eight-season run.“We think of the ‘Will & Grace’ reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis – 51 is not enough, 53 is too many,” they said in a joint statement. “That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of ‘Will & Grace.’”The comedy, starring Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullaly, initially aired for eight seasons on NBC from 1998 to 2006, before being rebooted 11 years later in 2017. READ MORE ‘WILL & GRACE’ REVIVAL TO END WITH UPCOMING 2020 SEASON ON NBCWill & Grace is coming to an end. After an 11-season, 246-episode run, the series will end with the upcoming season (the revival’s third and 11th overall) in 2020.“When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance,” said George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, Co-Chairmen, NBC Entertainment.”The impact and legacy of ‘Will & Grace’ simply can’t be overstated, both as a true game-changer in the portrayal of the LGBTQ community and as one of the finest comedies in television history. A huge thank you to Max, David, Jimmy and a cast that is second to none for their brilliance over an incredible run.” READ MORE‘WILL AND GRACE’ CAST TOAST END OF 3-YEAR REVIVAL: “WHAT A MIRACLE”Debra Messing says the cast and creators “got together and we decided it was the right time” (and shared a photo of the moment).Shortly after breaking the news that the Will and Grace revival would be coming to an end, the stars took to social media to further comment on their decision.“We’re taking this one out like we brought it in: with love, laughs, gratitude… and on our own terms,” Eric McCormack wrote on Twitter as the cast began to circulate the news on Thursday. READ MORE David Kohan and I just sent this letter to our #WillandGrace family. #ThePartysOver pic.twitter.com/0uKPklf4xi— Max Mutchnick (@MaxMutchnick) July 25, 2019 For all “Will & Grace” fans, I am sharing the news that this is going to be our last and final season (which premieres this winter).  To everyone who watched the first run and to everyone that encouraged this reboot, we did it all for you. ❤️Love to you all. Sean pic.twitter.com/VJHCl5P3iW— Sean Hayes (@SeanHayes) July 25, 2019 WILL & GRACE ENDING WITH SEASON 11Will & Grace is preparing to enter its final season. For real this time. NBC’s revival of the hit sitcom — which returned in Sept. 2017 after originally wrapping up in May 2006 — will conclude with its upcoming 11th season, TVLine has learned.“We think of the Will & Grace [revival] episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis — 51 is not enough, 53 is too many,” executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows said in a statement. That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace.” READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Sri Lanka fails to qualify directly for World Cup Super 12Sri Lanka fails to qualify directly for World Cup Super 12

Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga was disappointed at 2014 champions not making it to the Super 12s but was confident of the team doing well in the tournament while Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan indicated that recent performances had given them belief and they would prepare well for the challenge. “We won a T20 series against the West Indies, the world champions, in their backward not so long ago. That performance has given us a lot of belief in our Twenty20 capabilities.” Of the top 10 sides on the rankings table, top-ranked Pakistan, India, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, the Windies and Afghanistan will start their campaign directly in in the Super 12s. Former champions and three-time finalists Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will have to contend with the other six qualifiers in the group stage of the tournament, which will be held from 18 October to 15 November 2020. “We have some fine players in the ranks and it is only a matter of doing our best when the time comes. We look forward to challenges coming our way as we prepare for the big event.”Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan: “We have not secured a direct Super 12s berth but I’m confident that we will do well in the tournament by going through the group stage.“We are a side capable of beating the best on our day and I see no reason why we can’t go far in the tournament. There is still some time and we will use it to be at our best for the T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga: “It is a bit disappointing that we have not been able to ensure a direct Super 12s berth but I’m confident that we will do well in the tournament.“Having played three finals and winning once, it is natural that everyone expected us to finish in the top-eight but we have to take the opportunity in the extra matches of the group stage and prepare well for the knock-out matches. The International Cricket Council today confirmed the sides that have qualified directly for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 to be held in Australia, based on the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings as on 31 December 2018.As per the qualification criteria set for the tournament, Australia and the other nine top-ranked sides have ensured direct qualification. The top eight make it straight to the Super 12s stage while the remaining two will play in the group stage along with six other teams who will make it through from the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in 2019. Four teams from the group stage will advance to the Super 12s. read more

Former premier Danny Williams sues Muskrat Falls critics for alleged defamationFormer premier Danny Williams sues Muskrat Falls critics for alleged defamation

Former premier Danny Williams sues Muskrat Falls critics for alleged defamation by Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 12, 2012 5:45 pm MDT ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams is targeting a vocal critic of the proposed Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project and a national environmental group in a lawsuit that seeks damages for alleged defamation.Williams and Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSE:ADV), a mining company that operates in the province, have launched court action against Brad Cabana, the Sierra Club Canada and its spokesman Bruno Marcocchio.In statements of claim filed in provincial Supreme Court, the defendants are accused of suggesting the $6.2-billion Muskrat Falls deal is engineered to make money for Williams and mining interests at the expense of customers who will be saddled with debt and higher utility bills.The statements of claim also say the defendants wrongfully suggested Williams, who sits on the board of Alderon, would benefit from a proposed royalty trust deal to finance the project.In particular, the plaintiffs take issue with Cabana’s political blog. The statement of claim highlights several entries, including one that says Williams and several mining companies “all have a singular business practice in common: find the opportunity; provide initial seed capital; take it public; manage it to takeover; establish a percentage ongoing royalty; and leave. This is how I see the financing of Muskrat Falls happening.”The statement of claim aimed at Cabana says neither Williams nor Alderon are part of any such deal.“The plaintiffs are not party to or involved with Altius in respect to the financing of Muskrat Falls by way of a royalty trust proposal or agreement or otherwise; and are not hiding such proposal or agreement from the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador;“The plaintiffs are not party to or involved with the alleged royalty trust and will not personally gain from such a proposal or agreement.”It says the allegations have done irreparable harm to the plaintiffs’ reputations and have registered more than 548,000 online visitors to Cabana’s blog since Jan. 21.Williams and Alderon also take issue with comments made by Cabana on a popular call-in show on VOCM Radio in April about the royalty trust deal that was initially proposed in 2005 by Altius Minerals Corp. The junior mineral exploration company offered to help finance the Muskrat Falls project in exchange for a percentage of revenue from future hydro sales.Cabana is quoted in the statement of claim saying on VOCM that such a financing arrangement would raise a “troubling problem” because Altius is also a part owner of Alderon Corp. and Danny Williams sits on Alderon’s board of directors.The provincial Tory government is to decide later this year whether to sanction Muskrat Falls after a debate in the legislature and updated cost projections. An estimated price tag of $6.2 billion is expected to grow in part because of rising labour costs.Cabana, who ran unsuccessfully for the provincial Liberals last year after his bid to lead the Tories was disqualified, says the lawsuit is an attempt to silence him.He says he has simply raised connections between Williams, who retired as premier in December 2010, and mining companies that would benefit from subsidized Muskrat Falls power.“They’re trying to intimidate me but I won’t be intimidated,” the Newfoundland resident and retired military captain said Thursday from Saskatoon. “I’m an ex-military man. I’ve fought politics for 25 years.“I’ve known much bigger and much stronger and much better people, and I’m not intimidated whatsoever. I will fight it if it actually goes to court.”Sierra Club Canada executive director John Bennett says the group apologized for alleged defamatory comments also made on VOCM in April, but the statement of claim says it didn’t fully retract them and even repeated some of them.Marcocchio is accused of agreeing with the call-in show’s host when he asked if Marcocchio was suggesting that Williams and Alderon executives are “a bunch of corporate psychopaths … who stand to make millions by pulling this deal off.”Bennett said Thursday that Sierra Club Canada responded to a letter dated May 22 from the Toronto-based Cassels Brock law firm demanding a written retraction of the alleged defamatory statements.“It was not our intention to defame anyone or any company,” he said in an interview. “We were making what we thought was fair comment. The comments that were most objectionable in the broadcast were not actually made by Mr. Marcocchio. They were made by the host. But we did apologize for that as well because we thought it would correct it.”Bennett said the group hopes to resolve the matter “amicably.”“We’re not in the business of defaming people. We like to raise public issues, and whether Muskrat Falls proceeds or not, how it’s financed is in the public interest to make sure that’s well debated.”Sierra Club is also part of a legal challenge asking the Federal Court to review a joint federal-provincial environmental panel’s approval of Muskrat Falls. Bennett said the panel did not fully consider environmental impacts or alternatives as required by its terms of reference.Cabana said he did not respond to the letter demanding he retract his comments.A spokeswoman for Williams said Thursday he would not comment further. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange marketsMost actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 21, 2013 5:22 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,747.87 down 78.68 points):Denison Mines Corp. (TSX:DML). Miner. Up nine cents, or 6.29 per cent, at $1.52 on 9.89 million shares.BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down a penny, or 0.06 per cent, at $16.52 on 7.18 million shares. The stock has been actively trading all day after Byron Capital Markets lowered its rating to a ‘hold’ from a ‘buy,’ with a price target of $18. This came a day after Morgan Stanley upgraded it. After markets closed, the company once called Research In Motion denied a report from U.K.’s Guardian newspaper that its new operating system failed the country’s security test.Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Down 44 cents, or 0.74 per cent, at $59.10 on 5.03 million shares. The financials sector slipped 0.84 per cent to 197.38 points.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up eight cents, or 2.56 per cent, at $3.20 on 4.58 million shares. The materials sector was one of the two that closed higher. The subgroup was up 0.78 point at 295.80 points.Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Up a penny or 0.36 per cent, at $2.77 on 4.47 million shares. The metals and mining sector fell 1.20 points to 900.38 points.Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Down half a cents, or 3.13 per cent, at 15.5 cents on 4.22 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,102.98 down 2.99 points):Raging River Exploration Inc. (TSXV:RRX). Oil and gas explorer. Up 23 cents, or 6.25 per cent, at $3.91 on 5.72 million shares. The Calgary-based company reported Wednesday that it had fourth-quarter net earnings of $4.94 million or three cents per share on revenues of $21.76 million. The company did not have any figures for the comparable period as it started its operations only on March 16 last year.Rusoro Mining Ltd. (TSXV:RML). Gold producer. Unchanged at 5.5 cents on 5.37 million shares. The company filed a US$3.03-billion claim against Venezuela at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. The mining company alleges Venezuela broke treaty protections by taking over Rusoro’s investments in the country without compensation.Companies reporting major news:Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX:LLL). Yoga wear retailer. Up 89 cents, or 1.36 per cent, at $66.26 on 169,152 shares. Fourth-quarter profit ballooned nearly 50 per cent to US$109.38 million or 75 cents per share compared with the same period last year. Net revenue also grew to $485.49 million from $371.52 million. The Vancouver-based retailer warned that the recall of its popular black Luon pants will affect its earnings this year. Lululemon says it expects its first-quarter revenue to be reduced by US$12-$17 million.TD Canada Trust (TSX:TD). Bank. Down 61 cents, or 0.72 per cent, at $83.67 on 2.28 million shares. The big bank has been hit by a “targeted” cyber attack, forcing its banking website and mobile banking service to go offline for several hours. TD says the attack had no effect on clients’ personal information or accounts and that most of the services are up and running.Yellow Media Group (TSX:Y). Digital company. Down 27 cents, or 2.58 per cent, at $10.20 on 100,630 shares. The company is looking to replace its CEO Marc Tellier, who has been president and chief executive of the company and its predecessors since October 2001. The company has been struggling to move from a print directories publisher to a digital company. read more

Nexen confirms Canadawide layoffsNexen confirms Canadawide layoffs

Nexen confirms Canada-wide layoffs by Justin Slimm Posted Mar 1, 2016 12:33 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 1, 2016 at 12:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Calgary-based Nexen Energy confirms it is laying off people right across the country.In Canada, 120 people have been slashed from the workforce but it’s not clear how many of those positions are in Calgary.A Nexen spokesperson made the following statement in an email to 660 NEWS on Tuesday.“Given the current economic reality, we have made the difficult decision to reduce our workforce. These changes impact approximately 120 Canadian employees. We take these decisions seriously, and all impacted employees have been treated fairly and with respect.”Last March, Nexen cut 340 staff in North America and 60 at its U.K. North Sea operations after it made cuts to its spending program.A number of oil-and-gas producers have announced layoffs recently as low oil prices have led to slashed spending plans for the year.In February, producers including Husky Energy, Chevron, Statoil, Cenovus Energy, Encana and Devon Energy, as well as Trican Well Services, all announced further job cuts.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers estimates that the industry cut 40,000 direct jobs last year. read more

Hohohold the payment How to stock your holiday bar on a budgetHohohold the payment How to stock your holiday bar on a budget

TORONTO – For many, nothing rings in the festive season like a smooth single-malt whisky or a warming glass of your favourite red wine enjoyed in the company of good friends.But with so many social obligations over December, entertaining with and gifting such potent potables can add up, says Adam McDowell, author of “Drinks: A User’s Guide.”To keep your budget within reason, McDowell recommends embracing the spirit of Scrooge when it comes to sleuthing out a great bargain.“I’m the last person to say you need to spend a lot of money to get delicious wine, and if you’re hosting you maybe want to be a little bit of a cheapskate,” he says.Craft beer is another affordable option in which there’s a diverse range of unique seasonal products, adds Crystal Luxmore, a certified beer sommelier in Toronto.Here’s some tips for buying — and imbibing — in moderation.Best wines under $15If you’re stocking up for a celebration, McDowell counsels steering clear of high-end wines.“It’s not like your friends are going to be able to appreciate the good stuff later into the night,” he says. “So a party is a good occasion to find that $10 or $15 gem and get a whole bunch of that.”His favourite inexpensive go-tos come from Mediterranean countries like France, Greece and Italy.“In these countries where people drink wine more or less every day, it creates a situation where affordability happens at the same point as quality,” he says. “What you get in Canada is a lot of $15 wine from those regions that are spectacular.”When it comes to reds some of McDowell’s favourites are Gamay Noirs from France or virtually anything from Spain.As for whites, he’s a big fan of products that come from the Douro region of Portugal.Not your average beer runFor those who don’t consider beer a particularly festive drink, Luxmore says there’s a number of specialty brews available called “winter warmers” that might change your mind. Think spiced or fruity ales with Christmas flavours, she says, “almost fruitcake in a glass.”Bourbon barrel-aged beers are another seasonal pick that may appeal to the whisky lover on your Christmas list, she adds.“At this time of year we get these big boozy bottles that have been sitting in used barrels for 12 months, so they soak up all of that oak and vanilla and toasted character,” she says.For such specialty beers — many of which can be enjoyed now or are perfect for aging — expect to pay up to $10 or $15 for a 500 ml or 750 ml bottle.But if that sounds expensive, Luxmore says, keep in mind that’s basically top-shelf product. “So not only are you not cheaping out, you’re getting the high-end stuff,” she says.Other beers sure to impress over the holidays are Belgian tripels or saisons, Luxmore says. These golden beers have a cork, “so they’ll pop just like champagne.”Buying the bottom shelfIf you’re planning a party the same rules apply to spirits as they do with wine, says McDowell. In other words, “don’t spend more than you have to.”Whether you’re buying vodka, bourbon or scotch, he says, “almost anything you can grab for $25 is great stuff for mix.”Generally, he adds, any brand of gin or Canadian whisky will be of high quality regardless of the sticker price. When it comes to those types of spirits, he says, “the only thing we have in Canada are premium brands.”But if you’re not much for liquor, McDowell says, don’t bother stocking up your home bar. Instead, create a single signature cocktail.“Make a big pitcher of something that’s not too boozy, which is great if you want to keep your guests upright and cheerful,” he says. “Plus, it’s also not as expensive.”Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter. Ho-ho-hold the payment: How to stock your holiday bar on a budget by David Hodges, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 8, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Dec 8, 2016 at 8:45 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Both inspirational leaders Brian ODriscoll Fr Peter McVerry receive the Freedom ofBoth inspirational leaders Brian ODriscoll Fr Peter McVerry receive the Freedom of

first_imgUpdated at 9pmNELSON MANDELA, AUNG San Suu Kyi… Adam Clayton*. There are some huge names on the roll of ‘Freedom of the City’ recipients in Dublin.Two more are being added this evening — as the award is bestowed on rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll and charity campaigner Fr Peter McVerry.It was a busy day at the Mansion house as the final touches were put in place ahead of tonight’s ceremony, as these Tweets from the Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn show… A piece of history: Mandela’s handwritten notes on speech he gave in Dublin 23 years ago [Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland][Peter McVerry Trust]Thomas Kinsella and Louis Le Brocquay were the last two recipients of the city’s highest honour. Bill Clinton, Gabriel Byrne, Bob Geldof and Ronnie Delaney have also had their names added to the roll of honour in recent years.The first ever recipient was Isaac Butt, in 1876.*As part of U2, in 2000. Poor Adam Clayton — always the butt of silly jokes, for no particular reason. Hope he’s not reading this.Read: 9 things Brian O’Driscoll can do* now he’s got the Freedom of Dublin Ahead of becoming the 77th and 78th recipients of the ‘Freedom’ honour, O’Driscoll and McVerry were each presented with a granite and glass sculpture specially commissioned for the occasion.The rain even held off for a few minutes, as the pair posed for photos outside the Lord Mayor’s official residence with their ‘Wave Sculptures’. [Oisín Quinn]And in advance of the big night, the two men were intent on paying a few tributes to each other — before receiving the honour of the city.“What Peter does is life or death, he changes peoples’ lives,” O’Driscoll said of the veteran campaigner — who has worked with and championed the rights of Dublin’s young homeless for more than 30 years.Of O’Driscoll, Fr McVerry had this to say:Brian is an icon, he has achieved everything that you can achieve in his particular world of rugby.He’s a role model for young people and has brought a huge amount of joy and pride to many people because of his achievements.The Lord Mayor said the two men, though from different generations “share much in common and are both inspirational leaders”.They are people who lead by the example they set and in their own way and in their own fields they are individuals who walk the walk.last_img read more

iTunes des débits non justifiés au JaponiTunes des débits non justifiés au Japon

first_imgiTunes : des débits non justifiés au JaponJapon – Les autorités japonaises enquêtent sur des débits opérés illégalement sur la plate-forme de téléchargements iTunes. Quatre-vingt-quinze plaintes ont été déposées.Ce matin, une enquête a été lancée par les autorités japonaises concernant de possibles débits indus d’achats sur iTunes. Au moins quatre-vingt-quinze plaintes pour facturation injustifiée, émanant de la plate-forme d’Apple, ont été enregistrées auprès des établissements de crédit japonais. Un responsable de l’Agence de la consommation nippone envisage d’interroger les responsables de la filiale d’Apple au Japon : “Nous constatons que ces événements ont augmenté principalement depuis l’automne dernier”. Les achats non reconnus par les consommateurs vont de quelques centaines à plusieurs centaines de milliers de yen. L’hypothèse d’une fuite de fichiers de données individuelles est le scénario priviliégié pour le moment par les enquêteurs.Le 15 février 2010 à 12:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Le nombre dIVG en nette augmentation chez les adolescentesLe nombre dIVG en nette augmentation chez les adolescentes

first_imgLe nombre d’IVG en nette augmentation chez les adolescentesEntre 2002 et 2009, le nombre d’interruptions volontaires de grossesse (IVG) a augmenté de 22% chez les moins de 18 ans. Un constat qui inquiète le Pr Israël Nisand, qui demande à ce que la contraception devienne gratuite et anonyme afin d’enrayer cette hausse des avortements.Lundi a eu lieu à Paris le forum du droit à l’interruption volontaire de grossesse. A cette occasion, le Pr Israël Nisand a tiré la sonnette d’alarme concernant l’augmentation importante du nombre d’avortements réalisés chez les adolescentes observée ces dernières années. Ainsi, en 2002, 11.000 IVG étaient comptabilisées chez les adolescentes mineures pour 13.500 en 2009. Un chiffre qui inquiète plusieurs professionnels de santé et cela 35 ans après la célèbre loi Veil qui légalise notamment l’IVG.À lire aussiSexe : 3 bonnes raisons de faire l’amour selon la sciencePour le Pr Israël Nisand, cette augmentation s’explique de plusieurs manières. La première est que si la pilule du lendemain et l’IVG sont toutes les deux anonymes et gratuites, la contraception elle, ne l’est pas. De plus, le professeur dénonce également une non application de la loi de 2001 par les écoles qui devraient offrir à leurs élèves une éducation à la sexualité. Israël Nisand explique : “Il n’y a aucune région de France où cette loi est appliquée parce qu”il n’y a aucune volonté politique de la faire appliquer. On fait comme si la sexualité des ados n’existait pas”. Une non-éducation qui mènerait à une mauvaise information des adolescents. “Ils s’imaginent que pendant le premier rapport on ne risque rien, que pendant les règles on ne risque rien”, poursuit-il. Parmi les solutions avancées pour diminuer ce nombre d’avortements réalisés en France, Israël Nisand explique à Europe 1 : “Ça n’est pas une fatalité. On devrait pouvoir diminuer le nombre d’IVG, rien qu’en faisant de l’information et en donnant un accès gratuit et confidentiel à la contraception”. De son côté, Sophie Marinopoulos, psychologue et psychanalyste, a fait savoir à l’AFP que selon elle, l’IVG serait particulièrement risquée pour les jeunes filles, pouvant alors laisser des “traces” inconscientes qui peuvent mener à plusieurs problèmes par la suite. En Alsace, le nombre d’interruptions volontaires de grossesse a diminué de 50% en 12 ans après la mise en place d’un dispositif baptisée Info-Ado, permettant notamment aux adolescentes de se voir prescrire la pilule de façon anonyme.Le 8 mars 2011 à 10:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Intel recalls Basis fitness smartwatches as they literally make you feel theIntel recalls Basis fitness smartwatches as they literally make you feel the

first_imgThe Basis Peak was widely regarded as one of the best fitness wearables on the market. Unfortunately, it seems that the Peak took feeling the burn to a whole new level.Numerous users reported receiving burns to their wrists after their Basis Peak started overheating. An investigation revealed that the culprit was actually one of the Peak’s most distinguishing features: its highly-accurate heart rate monitor.The Basis Peak had a lot of fans in fitness circles, and its heart rate tracking was one of the big reasons why it did. The signature green glow from the LEDs on the Peak’s underside helped it take those readings… and also helped push temperatures in the watch to skin-blistering levels.That little fireball icon… now seems eerily propheticHow bad is it really? Intel’s announcement says that only 0.2% of Peak owners have actually reported injuries. The defect, however, could impact any watch that the company made between August 2014 and July 2015.The situation is serious enough that Intel — who purchased Basis in 2014 for $100 million — doesn’t want to take any chances. They’ve issued a recall for pretty much every Basis Peak ever sold and are even urging owners of older models that don’t have this particular fault to return those, too.Intel is also issuing full refunds, and not just for the Basis Peak. Any first-party accessories — such as charging docks and extra watch bands — that owners purchased to complement their Peak can be sent back as well. That includes Intel CEO and generally fit guy Brian Krzanich, who was regularly spotted wearing one of the watches.They’re also doing everything they can to make sure that owners comply. They’re giving an extra nudge by completely shutting down all Peak services this New Year’s Eve.last_img read more

EU referendum Brexit worries offer British bargains to investorsEU referendum Brexit worries offer British bargains to investors

first_imgThe most important statement that can be made on the subject of Brexits impact on financial markets is that no one knows for sure.A whole host of economists and stock market commentators (see the Financial Times Brexit page for a sample of these opinions) have come up with widely differing estimates of the potential impact of a British exit from the European Union, ranging from virtually no impact to a very sizeable hit to the economy.The latest Brexit poll of polls (as of 25 February 2016) indicates that the British voting public would currently vote 45% to 38% to stay in the EU (with 17% unsure; Chart 1).For an accurate view, follow the moneyAnother way to look at how people view the probability of a British exit from the EU is via the online betting markets: ie to see how people are voting with their own cash.According to the betting aggregator website oddschecker.com, the average odds offered by online betting sites are currently 2/5 to stay in the EU, and 9/4 to leave. So when looking at how people are placing their own money, there is a strong bias towards staying in (Chart 2).Financial markets dislike uncertainty: Sterling the big casualtyIn financial markets like the stock, bond and currency markets, one thing that investors always dislike is uncertainty. In this case, the economic and political uncertainty surrounding the Brexit issue has already taken a heavy toll on sterling in currency markets.This is important to note, as the currency markets are after all by far the largest financial markets in the world by daily value traded.Since the pound sterlings high point in the middle of 2015, holders of pounds have seen the value of their currency fall by over 12%. Today, one pounds buys you just $1.39 in the wholesale currency market (Chart 3), largely due to fears over a potential Brexit.Hunting for opportunity among the fallsSterling has not been the only casualty of the fast approaching 23 June Brexit referendum, however.The FTSE 100 stock index has also suffered, in part due to Brexit-related uncertainty. From a peak of 7.100 touched back in April of 2015, the FTSE hit a low earlier in February of just 5,500 (Chart 4).The FTSE has since recovered to a shade under 6,100 as of end-February, but this level is still 14% below 2015s 7,100 peak.Certain sectors have suffered even more, namely banks and insurance companies in the financial sector. Barclays (UK code: BARC), for instance, has lost 36% over the last year, compared with a 12% loss for the FTSE 100 (Chart 5).So where are some of the best bargains to be found right now in UK financial markets?Starting with financial stocks like banks and insurance companies, I would point to Legal and General (UK code: LGEN).Legal and General is a very successful life insurance company, which provides life insurance, pension and unit trust products to UK clients. Profits are projected to grow steadily this year and next, driving dividends significantly higher too.The income from this share is attractive too, with a dividend yield of 6.3%, far higher than from most other UK companies. The average broker target for Legal is 19% higher than the current 226p share price, pointing to attractive potential upside.Secondly, UK companies who generate the majority of their sales abroad should benefit from the competitive benefits of cheaper sterling to make greater profits.Such a company is ARM (UK code: ARM), which designs the microprocessor brains of nearly 60% of all the smartphones in use today. A fast-growing company which converts a very high 40%+ proportion of their sales into profits, ARM generates most of their sales in US dollars and related Asian currencies.This high level of profitability has been converted over time into a cash pile worth £670m currently. The average broker target for ARM is 16% above the end-February level of 978p per share.Lastly, a UK company that benefits not only from a weak pound but also from low oil prices is International Consolidated Airlines (UK code IAG), the parent holding company for the three flag carrier airlines British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus. A large slice of their revenue comes in the form of US dollars as their most profitable single route is London-New York, particularly from business class passengers which has much higher profitability than economy class.Currently very cheap in terms of its price/earnings ratio, and with fast earnings growth predicted this year and next, IAG will be helped by a weak pound following wind. The average broker target is 45% above the current 541p share price.Bottom line: Brexit has thrown up a number of opportunities in UK shares – I would look at Legal and General, ARM and International Consolidated Airlines in particular.Edmund Shing is Global Head of Equity Derivative Strategy at BNP Paribas in London. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.last_img read more

Virat Kohli to lead India in all three formats BCCI to notVirat Kohli to lead India in all three formats BCCI to not

first_imgVirat Kohli.Getty ImagesIndian skipper Virat Kohli will reportedly lead the side for the West Indies tour in all the formats. There have been speculations in recent times that BCCI will split the captaincy of the national squad. It was stated by sources that probably Virat Kohli will lead the Test squad whereas Rohit Sharma will lead the ODI squad. But according to recent news as sources told The Times of India, Kohli will lead India for the Caribbean tour in all three formats.”Sunday will be the day to put all this nonsense to rest once and for all,” said the sources as quoted by TOI.The availability of Hardik Pandya for the tour is also not sure as the all-rounder is likely to take a break from the series due to a back problem. Jasprit Bumrah will probably feature in the Test squad as he is also going to rest during the limited-overs series. Dhawan after scoring his 16th ODI ton in Mohali.Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesThere have been no updates on the availability of Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar whereas Mahendra Singh Dhoni has already announced his unavailability for the tour. Rishabh Pant is going to put on the wicket-keeper’s gloves in this tournament and it will be a major task for him as he needs to prove his worth stepping in the shoes of MS Dhoni. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rishabh Pant.Twitter/BCCIThe selectors will have their hands full as they will have to take some major calls thinking about the future of the Indian team. They will have to tackle the Dhoni retirement issue smartly. As of now according to sources, Pant will become the first-choice wicket-keeper for Team India whereas Dhoni will be in the squad as the second preference. The 37-year-old World Cup-winning captain might be given the role to mentor and groom the much younger Pant by staying as an integral part of the squad.The Test series in the West Indies will mark the beginning of ICC’s Test Championship. India will play two Test matches in the Caribbean.last_img read more

Bdjobs CEO arrested under article 57Bdjobs CEO arrested under article 57

first_imgAKM Fahim MashroorPolice on Wednesday arrested Bdjobs.com chief executive officer AKM Fahim Mashroor on charges of posting on his Facebook a caricature of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.Fahim, also a former president of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), was arrested in Karwan Bazar area of the capital in a case filed under Section 57 of the Digital Security Act.The case was filed by Md Al Sadiq, former mass education secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Dhaka University unit.Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s media wing said a team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested Fahim from the Bdjobs office in the morning.The case statement reads, “Fahim Mashroor posted a caricature of the prime minister and provocative and false information on his Facebook profile. Such lies on social media has created anarchy and political unrest and demolished the image of the government.”Sadiq, who made eight allegations in the statement, said, “It took some time to submit the case statement as I had to discuss it with the central leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL). I am now requesting legal actions based on the issues mentioned.”last_img read more

How to Stop Hating Your Least Favorite FoodHow to Stop Hating Your Least Favorite Food

first_imgCucumbers are my nemesis. I want to fight every food in the melon family and many melon-adjacent foods, but melons avoid my primary disdain because they usually take their rightful place as easily avoidable fruit-salad filler. Cucumbers, though. Cucumbers. They hide in all kinds of things that otherwise seem safe to put in my mouth: sushi rolls, salads, sandwiches, the takeout “lunch bowls” that restaurants near my office sell for $14. Before you can solve a problem, you have to understand what it is: Why is it cucumbers for me, and broccoli or oysters for some other people? There’s no neat explanation, according to Paul Rozin, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania. “The great majority of people have a fair number of things they don’t like,” he says. There is evidence of genetic differences that make some people more sensitive to certain chemicals in food, but those people might actually prefer the taste of those chemicals. “Sensitivity doesn’t necessarily mean a person will be averse to something,” Rozin explains. Read the whole story: The Atlantic As far as I can remember, I’ve never liked cucumbers, mostly because they taste bad. If they’re present, they’re the first thing I notice, and it’s like someone has sprayed a middle schooler’s eau de toilette from 2002 on my food. Most other people appear to live on slightly different planes of cucumber reality from mine, which I’ve learned over several decades of watching people somehow eat them voluntarily. Still, my distaste for such an innocuous food feels vaguely shameful, and after much deliberation, I’m ready to switch sides. I’m ready to make myself like cucumbers. Getting there is unlikely to make any huge improvement in my life, but at the very least, I’d like to reroute my energy to a more interesting source of shame. And the good news, according to researchers, is that most people can reset their neural pathways to one day enjoy—or at least tolerate—a nice gazpacho. My cuke avoidance is what’s known as a food aversion, and although aversions are widespread in the United States, hating a food that others love is socially coded as fussy or unsophisticated. People with many or severe aversions often experience isolating anxiety or social opprobrium. For people like me, it’s more commonly just a nuisance that might inspire an occasional eye roll.last_img read more

Southeast Asian leaders beg Indonesia not to criminalize homosexualitySoutheast Asian leaders beg Indonesia not to criminalize homosexuality

first_imgIndonesia’s House of Representatives is currently debating proposed amendments to the criminal code (KUHP). Some of those amendments include criminalizing same-sex relations and premarital sex, and broadening the definition of adultery.A House Commission made up of multi-partisan Indonesian politicians presented the draft bill to parliament on Monday.Lawmakers in the influential ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) group said the proposed changes severely violate the rights to privacy and non-discrimination in the country.APHR is made up of current and former Southeast Asian parliamentarians. They use their positions to prevent discrimination, uphold political freedom, and promote democracy and human rights in the region.‘These amendments are a blatant violation of all Indonesians’ right to privacy and their fundamental liberties,’ said APHR board member and Filipino MP Teddy Baguilat.‘It is extremely worrying that private affairs between two consenting, law-abiding adults could very soon be opened to government interference and scrutiny.’APHR called on Indonesian MPs to reject the amendments.‘For a country that has rightly considered itself a leader within the ASEAN region on issues of human rights, this would be a clear move in the wrong direction,’ Baguilat said. GAYSTARNEWS- Lawmakers in the Southeast Asian region are not happy about Indonesia’s plans to criminalize homosexuality. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img ‘Indonesia should be protecting the rights of its citizens, rather than exposing them to increased harassment and prosecution.’Concerns for LGBTI peopleAPHR MPs expressed concern about the proposed amendments’ implications for LGBT rights in the country.They were especially concerned about the LGBTI community because of a dramatic rise in hostility against the LGBTI people from militant Islamists, state authorities, and mainstream religious organizations.A crackdown on the LGBTI community has seen hundreds of men detained at gay parties under the country’s anti-pornography laws.In West Java, police set up a special taskforce to monitor the LGBTI community. In that same province 12 suspected lesbian were evicted from their homes.The LGBTI community in Aceh faces a decidedly tougher time than the rest of Indonesia. Last year, two men were caned 82 times after being convicted of being gay and having homosexual relations.‘If passed, these changes to the Criminal Code will reinforce existing prejudices and discrimination faced by an already vulnerable community in Indonesia, and legitimize ongoing bullying, homophobic violence, and police abuse,’ Baguilat said.‘It is critical that the House of Representatives rejects these amendments, as currently written, in order to ensure that Indonesia’s status as an open, pluralistic country remains intact.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Indonesia’s plans to make it illegal to be gay put on hold, for nowIndonesia.travel: LGBT visitors in Indonesia may soon face prison time and caningIt looks like Indonesia will not criminalize gay sex after allRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/south-east-asian-leaders-urge-indonesia-not-to-criminalize-homosexuality/ Members of the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights are urging Indonesia to not criminalize homosexuality. | Photo: APHRlast_img read more

Warning Traffic busy and lots of heavy motor vehicles on the N3Warning Traffic busy and lots of heavy motor vehicles on the N3

first_imgIf you are travelling home via the N3, heading towards Gauteng, be aware that it is very busy and there are a lot of heavy vehicles on the road today (May 1).Motorists are warned to be alert on the roads.Please ensure that your passengers are not sleeping, but helping you scout the road for potential obstructions.Watch out for potential rock-throwing incidents when travelling near a bridge or overpass, and take lots of refreshments in the car.On the positive side, good weather conditions are reported on the N3.Drive safely, guys! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img

Transat AT Inc sells Transat France and Tourgreece for 80 millionTransat AT Inc sells Transat France and Tourgreece for 80 million

first_imgTransat A.T. Inc. sells Transat France and Tourgreece for $80 million << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Transat Posted bycenter_img MONTREAL — Transat A.T. Inc. has concluded the sale of its France- and Greece-based tour operating business units (Transat France and Tourgreece) to multinational tourism company TUI AG for €54.5 million, or Can$80 million.According to an official company release, the price could be adjusted on the date of final closure of the accounts and certification, within 90 days following the sale closing date, in concordance with adjustments relating to working capital. The transaction received authorization from European anti-trust authorities on Oct. 21.“This transaction marks an important step in Transat’s history. It will enable us to pursue our strategic refocusing and to accelerate our development in the Americas market,” said Transat President and CEO Jean-Marc Eustache.Transat A.T. has confirmed that the sale of Transat France and Tourgreece will not bring about any change to Transat’s transatlantic program, and will have no impact on the operations of Air Transat, which will be operating flights between 22 Canadian cities and 35 Sun destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean this winter season, and between six Canadian and 27 European cities next summer. Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Travelweek Group last_img read more

Torontos first Kimpton hotel now taking reservationsTorontos first Kimpton hotel now taking reservations

first_imgTags: Kimpton Share TORONTO — Kimpton says its first ever Toronto hotel, Kimpton Saint George, will open in the Annex neighbourhood on Bloor Street West in summer 2018.The hotel is now taking reservations for stays starting July 1. As the hotel moves closer to completion, earlier dates will open for availability.“Toronto is one of the most dynamic cities in the world right now with its own distinct identity and culture, making it a perfect home for Kimpton,” said Ron Vlasic, Vice President of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.“We’re thrilled to be opening the first boutique hotel that embodies the essence of the lively Annex neighbourhood, in the hub of the city’s arts, culture and dining scene.”Kimpton now has 66 properties worldwide. The newest hotel will be located amidst Toronto’s museums and attractions including the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Bata Shoe Museum, Gardiner Museum, Royal Conservatory of Music as well as shops, cafes, galleries and arts institutions.More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?The 14-storey Kimpton Saint George will feature 188 rooms, including 20 suites, a Presidential Suite and approximately 1,500 square feet of ground level meeting space.Amenities will include a fitness centre, complimentary PUBLIC bikes, in-room yoga mats, pet-friendly accommodations, complimentary morning coffee and tea service and hosted nightly social hour.For more information, visit kimptonsaintgeorge.com and follow along on the hotel’s journey to its summer opening on Facebook and Instagram. Toronto’s first Kimpton hotel now taking reservations << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Travelweek Group Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Posted bylast_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potentialNevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories While Fitzgerald certainly wants to get paid like a premier player in the NFL, he has an intense desire to win. Coming off a 5-11 season, the team needed to improve in order to better their chances of keeping their best player past this season.Fitzgerald, though, said he’s never really had any plans of leaving.“I don’t want to leave Arizona,” he said. “This is where I started, I feel like this is my family here.” “I love living in the Valley and I want to be here as long as I possibly can.”That has to be comforting for not only fans, but the organization to hear as well. And, with big roster improvements seemingly out of the way, the Cardinals appear ready to focus on an extension for Fitzgerald, who will turn 28 in August. Fitzgerald, though, doesn’t want to discuss it.“You have to talk to Coach Whiz and Mr. Graves about that type of stuff,” he said. “When you let yourself start thinking about other things that are not based on the team you lose focus and that’s what I really want to focus on, is bettering this team.“Whenever it comes it will come.”ArizonaSports.com’s Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to this report D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img 0 Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke If the Cardinals were looking to prove to Larry Fitzgerald that they have a desire to win, they seem to have done exactly that.“I’m so excited, this has been the most active we’ve been in free agency,” the receiver said. “I’m really anxious to have a full team on the practice field and see how explosive we really can be.“You know, [Coach Whisenhunt] said a couple days ago we’re still going to be active in the market to address some more needs, and that’s really reassuring to know we’re going to go out there and we’re going to compete at a high level and try to win the NFC West this year.”last_img read more