UNbacked repatriation of Burundian refugees from Rwanda begins

19 May 2009The United Nations refugee agency today reported that it had assisted in the return to Burundi of more than 500 refugees who had spent the last ten years in Rwanda. The United Nations refugee agency today reported that it had assisted in the return to Burundi of more than 500 refugees who had spent the last ten years in Rwanda.The departure yesterday from the Kigeme camp in Nyammgabe District in southern Rwanda, near the border with Burundi, of 529 refugees – about a third of the 1,495 refugees in the site – is the first stage of a plan by the Governments of the two countries to close the camp by the end of the month, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.Kigeme is Rwanda’s only camp sheltering Burundian refugees and has been in operation since 1995. Refugees living in Kigeme have the option of voluntary repatriation or local integration after applying through regular immigration channels, according to the agency.A truck and bus convoy brought the refugees returning to Burundi to a transit centre, where they were provided with assistance, non- food items and food rations from UNHCR, the World Food Programme (WFP) and humanitarian partners. UNHCR said it would provide transport to all refugees who want to return to their areas of origin. Additional convoys will depart for Burundi over the next two weeks, also carrying urban refugees living in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.Rwanda currently hosts 55,000 refugees, the majority of whom come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). read more

Canada invited to join Pacific trade talks

LOS CABOS, Mexico — Prime Minister Stephen Harper leaves the G20 summit in Mexico with an invite to pull up a chair at major trade talks, and the satisfaction of knowing other world leaders heeded his call for Europe to take bold action to get its economic house in order.The two-day summit in the Baja California peninsula was set to close Tuesday with leaders of the world’s 20 most important economies urging their European counterparts to break the vicious circle of debt-burdened banks and cash-strapped countries.“Euro area members of the G20 will take all necessary policy measures to safeguard the integrity and stability of the area, improve the functioning of financial markets and break the feedback loop between sovereigns and banks,” according to a draft communique that has been making the rounds at the summit.Harper has been vocal in urging the Europeans to move swiftly to contain their debt crisis once and for all. The prime minister’s calls for action rankled some Europeans, who did not appreciate a lecture from Harper on how to balance their cheque books.That frustration boiled over when the head of the European Commission lashed out at those who try to tell the continent what to do but refuse to chip in any more money for a rainy-day rescue fund.“Frankly, we are not coming here to receive lessons in terms of democracy and in terms of how to run an economy because the European Union has a model that we may be very proud of,” Jose Manuel Barroso said Monday.[np-related]“We are not complacent about the difficulties. We are extremely open. I wish that all our partners were so open about their own difficulties. We are extremely open and we are engaging our partners but we are certainly not coming here to receive lessons.”Canada and the United States have refused to pledge any more money to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF is trying to raise $430-billion in case the economy tanks.The European debt crisis loomed over the Los Cabos summit. People here breathed a sigh of relief this past weekend when Greek voters elected a new government that intends to keep the indebted Mediterranean nation in group of countries that use the euro as a common currency. A rival party had threatened to tear up Greece’s huge bailout deal, which could have led to the country getting kicked out of the 17-member eurozone.But even though Europe was at the top of everyone’s mind at the summit, behind the scenes Canadian officials were trying to wrap up a long-standing negotiation with the Americans.Canadian officials met late into Monday night with representatives from the United States. The prime minister followed up Tuesday morning with a one-on-one meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.Harper then announced Canada has been asked to sit at the negotiating table for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.“Opening new markets and creating new business opportunities leads to jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians,” the prime minister said in a statement.“A TPP agreement will enhance trade in the Asia-Pacific region and will provide greater economic opportunity for Canadians and Canadian businesses.”The announcement came a day after G20 host nation Mexico was invited to join the talks.Nine countries are currently negotiating a free-trade pact that many feel will have more economic strength than the North American Free Trade Agreement. Canada and Mexico will join the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei in the trade talks.The deal became even more attractive with Canada and Mexico now in the picture. The 11-country trade market now swells to 658 million people and a gross domestic product of $20.5-trillion.With such a potentially lucrative trade opportunity dangling tantalizingly off their western shores, it’s no wonder Canadian officials stepped up their lobbying of the Obama administration to allow Canada into the talks.But Canada’s trade restrictions on dairy and poultry products presented the biggest obstacle to joining the talks. Canada has a supply-management system that controls milk and egg prices while setting prohibitively high tariffs on imports.Queen’s University professor and trade expert Robert Wolfe said Canada’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership shows economic power is shifting toward Asia.“The emergence of China as a major player in all dimensions of global life — economic, diplomatic, military, cultural and environmental — motivates the current re-orientation of Canadian trade policy strategy,” Wolfe said in a statement.The Canadian Press read more

Global warmth up ozone hole at record Arctic ice down for 2003

This year is on track to be the third warmest over the past century and a half, the size of the Antarctic ozone hole matched an all-time high and the extent of Arctic sea ice neared a record low, according to new figures from the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Global surface temperature for 2003 is expected to be 0.45 C (centigrade) above the 1961-90 annual average, according to records maintained by WMO members, making the year the third warmest, just behind 2002 with 0.48 C. The warmest year was 1998 with 0.55 C. Calculated separately for both hemispheres, the 2003 temperatures for the Northern Hemisphere (0.57 C) and for the Southern Hemisphere (0.33 C) are both likely to the third warmest since instrumental records began in 1861, the Geneva-based agency said in preliminary findings pending an updated report to be published in March. It noted that the rate of change since 1976 was roughly three times that for the past 100 years as a whole, and analyses of proxy data for the Northern Hemisphere indicate that late twentieth century warmth was unprecedented for at least the past millennium. Measurements for Antarctica showed that the ozone hole reached 28 million square kilometres in September, matching the all-time record of September 2000 and in marked contrast to last year when the hole split in two and was the smallest in more than a decade. Ozone shields the world from cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation.Arctic sea ice, meanwhile, dropped to 5.4 million square kilometres in September, nearly as low as the record 5.3 million square kilometres of 2002. The low sea ice of recent years is consistent with new analyses of satellite data showing significant warming of the Arctic region in the 1990s compared to the 1980s, WMO said.The agency catalogued the year’s weather in various parts of the world, ranging from European heat waves that saw the warmest temperatures on record in several countries to record warmth in Australia that produced wildfires, continued drought in much of southern Africa, and above normal rainfall in most of the Sahelian region of western Africa. read more

Box office top 20 Hobbit finale sends Exodus fleeing with 547 million

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 22, 2014 4:22 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Box office top 20: ‘Hobbit’ finale sends ‘Exodus’ fleeing with $54.7 million debut NEW YORK, N.Y. – The finale of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy, “The Battle of the Five Armies,” marauded through the multiplexes during the weekend before Christmas, taking in $54.7 million. Since opening Wednesday, the Warner Bros. release has made $89.1 million, according to final box office figures Monday.The film easily bested the week’s other new releases. The Fox comedy “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” opened with $17.1 million, while Sony’s “Annie” remake debuted with $15.9 million.Last week’s top film, the biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” tumbled to fourth place with $8.1 million in its second week.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:1. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” Warner Bros., $54,724,334, 3,875 locations, $14,122 average, $89,131,544, 1 week.2. “Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb,” 20th Century Fox, $17,100,520, 3,785 locations, $4,518 average, $17,100,520, 1 week.3. “Annie,” Sony, $15,861,939, 3,116 locations, $5,090 average, $15,861,939, 1 week.4. “Exodus: Gods And Kings,” 20th Century Fox, $8,105,681, 3,503 locations, $2,314 average, $38,942,192, 2 weeks.5. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” Lionsgate, $7,879,421, 3,174 locations, $2,482 average, $289,356,110, 5 weeks.6. “Wild,” Fox Searchlight, $4,113,752, 1,061 locations, $3,877 average, $7,174,489, 3 weeks.7. “Big Hero 6,” Disney, $3,642,326, 2,407 locations, $1,513 average, $190,520,749, 7 weeks.8. “Top Five,” Paramount, $3,590,013, 1,307 locations, $2,747 average, $12,477,306, 2 weeks.9. “P.K.,” UTV Communications, $3,565,258, 272 locations, $13,108 average, $3,565,258, 1 week.10. “Penguins Of Madagascar,” 20th Century Fox, $3,476,141, 2,717 locations, $1,279 average, $64,123,602, 4 weeks.11. “Interstellar,” Paramount, $2,702,289, 1,550 locations, $1,743 average, $171,535,531, 7 weeks.12. “Horrible Bosses 2,” Warner Bros., $2,203,429, 1,902 locations, $1,158 average, $47,778,121, 4 weeks.13. “The Theory Of Everything,” Focus Features, $1,611,333, 1,011 locations, $1,594 average, $19,843,906, 7 weeks.14. “Foxcatcher,” Sony Pictures Classics, $939,436, 308 locations, $3,050 average, $4,423,492, 6 weeks.15. “Birdman,” Fox Searchlight, $865,337, 452 locations, $1,914 average, $22,204,384, 10 weeks.16. “The Imitation Game,” The Weinstein Company, $858,615, 34 locations, $25,253 average, $3,155,576, 4 weeks.17. “Dumb And Dumber To,” Universal, $768,605, 986 locations, $780 average, $83,677,765, 6 weeks.18. “Gone Girl,” 20th Century Fox, $376,364, 352 locations, $1,069 average, $165,203,822, 12 weeks.19. “St. Vincent,” The Weinstein Company, $225,458, 404 locations, $558 average, $42,389,144, 11 week.20. “Whiplash,” Sony Pictures Classics, $214,014, 111 locations, $1,928 average, $5,104,755, 11 week.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. read more

Sri Lanka UN assists storm victims seeks to contain diseases spiralling out

Heavy flooding, landslides and flash floods caused by Tropical Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and torrential monsoon rains have affected some 684,000 people in south and central Sri Lanka. The flooding, which is believed to be the worst in over a decade, has left at least 212 people dead and 79 missing. Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC) estimates that over 2,500 houses were destroyed and nearly 15,900 damaged. These numbers could rise as data from damage assessments is compiled in the coming weeks. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) plans to provide 3,700 shelter repair kits, 5,000 non-food relief item kits and 250 temporary shelters, with funding sought from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), said the UN migration agency in a press release. The intervention will help an estimated 74,750 people. Nearly 22,000 people are still sheltering in over 200 overcrowded sites, including schools, temples and churches, the agency said. In flood-affected areas people are expected to return to their homes as water levels recede. But in landslide-affected areas, people currently staying in evacuation centres or with relatives and friends are unlikely to be able to return to their homes in the short term. “There will likely be a need to track displacement, return, and site closure. People will need shelter and other non-food relief items (when they leave the sites) and we will need to ensure that aid is distributed at the location most useful and appropriate for each affected family,” said IOM Sri Lanka Chief of Mission Giuseppe Crocetti. On Friday, the UN Humanitarian Country Team launched an emergency response plan seeking $22.7 million to address the critical life-saving and protection needs of 374,000 people in seven districts, targeting four priority sectors, including shelter, food, health and water and sanitation.IOM will co-lead the emergency shelter and non-food item sector, which is appealing for $6.5 million. Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling for $3.5 million to keep vulnerable children safe. “So far we have delivered water and sanitation supplies, we are working on education supplies, strengthening health systems and rehabilitating basic health services and working on disease control for both diarrhoea and dengue which is starting to spiral out of control,” said UNICEF country representative Tim Sutton.He said flood waters have not receded in the southern district of Matara, raising fears of mosquito-borne disease transmission. He noted that so far this year there have already been more than 53,000 cases of dengue, a mosquito-borne tropical disease, which causes severe flu-like symptoms. It is a leading cause of death among children and adults in Sri Lanka. read more

Mens basketball Kam Williams refutes report he has withdrawn from NBA draft

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Kam Williams attempts a shot in the first half against Maryland at the Schottenstein Center on Jan. 31. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorOhio State guard Kam Williams is refuting a report from CBS Sports that said he was returning to Columbus for his redshirt senior season. In a tweet early Monday afternoon, Williams said “I have not withdrawn anything,” a clear response to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, who reported Monday morning that OSU coach Thad Matta told him Williams planned to withdraw from the 2017 NBA draft. A team spokesman was unable to confirm CBS Sports’ report at this time. Williams’ name had previously been on the list of early entrants for the 2017 NBA draft, which was released early last week. Since Williams has not hired an agent, he is able to return to school after receiving feedback from teams about his draft prospects. Williams, who averaged a career-high 9.4 points per game last year on a career-low 39 percent shooting, is unlikely to be drafted if he turns professional. He has not received an invite to the NBA combine. If Williams’ does return to school, it would provide a boost for Matta and the Buckeyes, who struggled last season. They finished 17-15 and missed both the NCAA Tournament and the NIT. OSU lost redshirt junior forward Trevor Thompson to the NBA draft, as well as senior forward Marc Loving to graduation. A 6-foot-2 guard known for his ability to catch fire offensively, Williams would provide the team with an experienced player and a scoring threat. Consistency on both ends of the court has been one area during his career where he has struggled. Williams, who typically came off the bench during his first two seasons, started 29 games in the 2016-17, mostly in place for the injured Keita Bates-Diop. The public rebuttal from Williams calls to mind a saga which took place earlier in the offseason between Oregon forward Jordan Bell and Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania. Charania reported that Bell intended to enter the NBA draft, but Bell — much like Williams — took to Twitter to say  he had yet to make a decision and that Charania’s report was “#fakenews.”One day later, on April 18, Bell officially declared for the draft. Ohio State’s Kam Williams will return to school for his senior season, per Thad Matta. Entered 2017 NBA Draft process without an agent.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 1, 2017https://twitter.com/kd__will/status/859063806307303425Editor’s Note: The original article posted said Williams had withdrawn from the NBA draft. The updated article includes Williams’ refuting comments. read more

Suspicious object found in Crossmaglen

first_imgPOLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are currently in attendance at a security alert in the Dundalk Road area of Crossmaglen following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.The ATO have been tasked and the Dundalk Road has been closed between Foxfield Road and the border.Police regret any disruption and will endeavour to make the area safe for the people of South Armagh as quickly as possible but it is anticipated that the alert may continue for some time.There are no further details at this stage. PSNI welcomes guilty pleas of men linked to human trafficking and brothel-keeping>Appeal for witnesses to early morning attack in Dublin’s city centre>last_img

I wouldnt have treated whistleblowers that way Garda Inspectorate Chief

first_imgTHE CHIEF INSPECTOR of the Independent Garda Inspectorate has said he wouldn’t have treated the two garda whistleblowers in the same manner as their superiors in the force when they first came forward with their claims about penalty points.The independent statutory body published its own report into the penalty points controversy back in March.It found there were  ”consistent and widespread breaches of policy by those charged with administering” the system and recommended a raft of changes.“Needless to say I wouldn’t have treated them that way if they were somebody in my organisation,” Chief Inspector of the Inspectorate Robert Olson told RTÉ’s Today with Seán O’Rourke this morning.“We had meetings with Sgt McCabe — he was in our office and gave us a lot of information.” We found all the information that he gave us on the fixed charge system was credible.Olson said he had no doubt that Sgt McCabe and retired garda John Wilson were “very good police officers,” adding “there’s no question about it”. And he pointed to wider problems in the force, saying:Culture is something you don’t change with a couple of policies and it’s fixed next week. Olson was also asked about problems with the garda patrol car fleet, which he said was a “financial time bomb that’s just ticking away”.“The guards are doing a great job getting jobs done [considering] some of the resources they don’t have.They’ve been shuffling them around — which is a smart move — from urban to rural to get more mileage out of them“But what that means is they’re all going to crash at the same time and there’s going to be a big bill to pay.It’s troublesome.Read: Taoiseach and Justice Minister apologise to Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabeRead: Justice Department’s most senior civil servant WILL go before TDs and Senatorslast_img read more

There were training sessions where we kicked the living sht out of

first_img http://the42.ie/3280758 ‘I go onto YouTube, have a look and think, ‘God, what a terrible game of rugby’Professionalism, attendance and equality: Should Ireland take a leaf out of France’s book? Android 32,311 Views 14 Comments iTunes Mar 12th 2017, 8:00 AM Share Tweet Email center_img Short URL ‘There were training sessions where we kicked the living sh*t out of each other’ Former Munster wing Anthony Horgan will join the tribute to Anthony Foley next Friday at the RDS. NEXT FRIDAY AT the RDS, Anthony Horgan will tog out for a rugby match for the first time in three years.The 40-year-old has played in the fixtures between Ireland Legends and England Legends a number of times in the past, but now he’s dusting down the boots once again in memory of a very special friend.Anthony Foley will be honoured at this year’s Legends game, which kicks off at 6pm on Friday, and Horgan didn’t think twice about being involved in the tribute to his former Munster team-mate. Foley, Horgan, Mike Mullins and Peter Stringer. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO“Axel is the motivation for me,” says Horgan. “When I saw that it was being pushed on the Axel side of things, I was straight onto the guys saying I wanted to be involved. I might regret it afterwards!“I swear to god, I played in one in Dublin about four years ago and I couldn’t walk for two days afterwards I was so battered.”The physical toll will be worth it for Horgan, who manages Flannery’s pub in Cork these days – having spent the entirety of his professional playing career with Munster, helping them to their historic 2006 Heineken Cup success.Horgan played alongside Foley with Munster from 1997 onwards and remembers the man as a brilliant team-mate and a dear friend.“He was a huge leader but had a savage rugby brain,” says Horgan. “He was good at soccer, a superb golfer, good at most things he turned his hand to. You enjoyed his company, he’d make you laugh, he’d make you smile.“You had 100% respect for the fella, so when he said something, you did it because you knew he’d do it too.“He was a funny man to be around, I enjoyed his company. Off the field, he wasn’t afraid to have a few pints and I would have been in the same boat. We had good old craic and it’s been so hard to take. It’s a strange feeling when you think of him.“But getting together on Friday is a good way to remember him.” Foley and Horgan help support Frankie Sheahan in 2003. Source: INPHOHorgan was a prolific part of Munster’s rise into European champions, with his record of 41 tries for the province only broken by Simon Zebo last year.The ginger-haired wing came through the club ranks at Cork Con initially, before moving into a professional sport that was still learning the true meaning of professionalism in 1997.“It was pretty much train twice a week and play on a Saturday back then, but you only had the inter-provincial games. You always got knocked out in the pool stages of Europe. The Celtic League came in and added to it, but it was semi-pro back when I started.”Horgan rapidly established himself as a key part of the Munster team with his finishing ability and dogged work rate, playing alongside legendary figures like Mick Galwey and Peter Clohessy in the early years.Horgan was just one in a crop of emerging talent, as the likes of Ronan O’Gara, Peter Stringer, John Kelly, David Wallace, Foley and John Hayes also began to impose themselves.The development of the collective took time, of course, but Horgan remembers fondly how hard that Munster group pushed themselves in the those years.“We were very lucky with the core group we had there,” says the Cork man. “We really played for each other. We were afraid of not performing, individually and collectively, in case we let each other down.“We pushed ourselves. There were training sessions back in those days where we kicked the absolute living shit out of each other. There was nothing held back. If you were on the wrong side of the ruck, you expected Claw or Gaillimh to give you a good shoeing, and you wouldn’t do it again. Horgan on the charge for Munster in 2002. Source: INPHO“We probably gave more abuse to ourselves than we did to the opposition sometimes. It was wanting to go that extra little bit for each other that really spurred us on.”Munster began to grow up off the pitch too, and Horgan recalls the 2000 Heineken Cup semi-final win over Toulouse in at Stade Chaban Delmas in Bordeaux as a pivotal moment for all involved.“It was a massive result for us, and if you remember the crowd that was there, players and supporters started to believe. It really kicked on from there.”Of course, there were deep disappointments still to come for Munster, as they lost 9-8 to Northampton in the 2000 final and also suffered a 15-9 defeat to Leicester in the 2002 decider.Indeed, Horgan and co. waited until 2006 to see captain Foley lift their holy grail after the famously thrilling win over Biarritz in Cardiff.“The more you fail, the sweeter it is when you finally do win something,” says Horgan. “We had fallen twice at the last hurdle and there was such an amount of pressure on us from within and externally from supporters, that it was a huge monkey off our back.“It made it that much sweeter being through what we went through.”Horgan started the 2006 final on the right wing, but says the game itself remains something of a blur. What he does recall are the emotions beforehand, which Munster managed more maturely at the third time of asking. Horgan celebrates with John Hayes in 2006. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO“I was shitting myself! But that works both ways. You can use that nervousness and anticipation to your benefit, or let it get the better of you – which we probably did in 2000 and probably learned from it.“We channeled it in the right way in 2006. In 2000, most people would say we played that game in a meeting before we took to the field, and the emotion of that got the better of us. You learn a lot from losing.”The Munster team of the early 2000s are remembered as one that was built on their forward pack and controlling halfbacks, although they scored some remarkable tries.Horgan – always chief among the try-scoring – doesn’t argue with the perception of Munster at that time, however, instead taking some pride in how they excelled.“Look, I’ve no problem saying that we were known as a 10-man rugby team, to a certain extent.“Trevor Halstead in 2006 gave that little bit where it slowly started pushing out a bit, Shaun Payne came along and we played a more expansive game, but we were never the flashiest team.“We were never the flashiest team on paper either, but we played our hearts out. Referring back to 1999/2000, we were very much a homegrown team bar John Langford, Jimmy Williams, a few others. 90% of the team was Cork or Limerick and maybe that made a difference.”Horgan has many scores to pick from, but ask him which one of his Munster tries is his personal favourite and he points instead to “the best team try” – that brilliant breakout from their own 22 against Toulouse in 2000. Horgan scored a try for Munster on his final appearance in the 2009 Magners League final. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOHorgan never cared for the headlines himself, merely happy to be part of a Munster pride that played for each other.He made his Ireland debut in 2003 and went to the World Cup that year, but his Test career wasn’t extensive. Despite the limited opportunities, Horgan has no regrets whatsoever.“Not at all. I got seven caps for Ireland, I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m very lucky, I had 12 years as a pro rugby player. Everyone would have liked to play a bit more for their country, it was fantastic.“I went to a World Cup in 2003, I didn’t tog out, was on the bench for the quarter-final but didn’t make it on. But it’s a fantastic experience and people would give their right finger to experience that. I count myself very lucky and I wouldn’t change a thing.”Subscribe to The42 Rugby Show podcast here: By Murray Kinsella Sunday 12 Mar 2017, 8:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Deuxième greffe du larynx au monde une femme retrouve la voix

first_imgDeuxième greffe du larynx au monde : une femme retrouve la voixUne équipe de chirurgiens internationale vient de réaliser une transplantation de larynx. Il s’agit de la deuxième opération de ce type a être réalisée. La personne a pu retrouver une voix normale onze ans après l’intervention chirurgicale qui lui avait bloqué les voies respiratoires.Le centre médical Davis de Californie vient de réaliser une greffe de larynx, deuxième mondiale, 12 ans après la première. La greffe a également permis d’implanter une glande thyroïde et une trachée. La patiente a alors pu recommencer à respirer d’elle-même (sans trachéotomie) tout de suite après l’intervention.À lire aussiCes instruments médicaux de l’ancienne époque vont vous effrayerOpération très compliquée, la greffe a pris 18 heures et s’est faite en deux jours. Treize jours après l’intervention, en octobre dernier, la patiente a pu prononcer ses premiers mots et après deux mois de rééducation, elle parle aujourd’hui normalement.En effet, suite à l’intervention réalisée il y a 11 ans sur cette personne, elle avait eu les voies respiratoires obturées, l’obligeant à respirer par trachéotomie (la respiration s’effectue via un orifice pratiqué directement dans la trachée) et à communiquer grâce à un appareil électronique.La complexité du larynx a obligé les chirurgiens à réunir une équipe multi-disciplinaire “exceptionnelle”, rapporte Reuters. S’agissant d’une transplantation, il est intéressant de préciser que la personne a bien retrouvé sa voix d’origine et n’a pas adopté celle du donneur. A noter que l’opération lui a également permis de retrouver le goût et l’odorat en attendant de pouvoir à nouveau s’alimenter normalement. Elle doit effet poursuivre sa rééducation afin de réapprendre à avaler.Le 21 janvier 2011 à 11:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Expérimentation à SaintÉtienne La 4G sembrouille avec la TNT

first_imgExpérimentation à Saint-Étienne : La 4G s’embrouille avec la TNT ? Les opérateurs historiques et le gouvernement se sont mis d’accord pour mettre en place une première expérimentation commune à Saint-Étienne. L’objectif sera de déterminer si la 4G entrerait en interférence avec la TNT. La 4G arrivera indubitablement en France. La question est de savoir quand elle se démocratisera. Mais avant cela, les opérateurs doivent réaliser de nombreux tests pour détecter les éventuels problèmes que l’on peut rencontrer. Et plus particulièrement celui du brouillage entre 4G et la TNT.L’an passé, l’Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR) avait déjà soulevé le risque des interférences. L’État a en effet cédé pour 2,6 milliards d’euros certains blocs de la fréquence 800 MHz, proche de la Télévision numérique terrestre.Orange, SFR et Bouygues Telecom s’apprêtent à lancer une expérimentation commune sur cette technologie à Saint-Étienne dès la rentrée, afin d’évaluer le niveau de brouillage.”Le chantier était bloqué depuis six mois, il n’y avait pas d’accord sur les expérimentations. Lors des discussions à Bercy avec les opérateurs la semaine dernière, ce blocage a été levé et les opérateurs sont d’accord pour lancer une expérimentation commune à Saint-Étienne”, a précisé à l’AFP Fleur Pellerin, la ministre déléguée chargée des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises, de l’Innovation et de l’Economie numérique.Bouygues Telecom le plus concerné  Un précédent test avait été réalisé l’année dernière à Laval, pour constater ces interférences. “L’émission d’un signal Long Term Evolution dans la bande issue du dividende numérique depuis les sites des opérateurs mobiles génère sur la ville de Laval un nombre de perturbations de la réception TNT plus important que prévu”, notait un rapport rédigé à l’époque.20% des foyers pourraient être concernés par ces brouillages, ajoutait le document. Mais toutes les tentatives de correction n’ont pas réussi à “venir à bout des interférences générées”. C’est donc mal parti pour les téléspectateurs, mais également pour les opérateurs.Dans cette affaire, est Bouygues Télécom le plus concerné par ces problèmes. Des trois candidats pour les lots dans la bande des 800 MHz, c’est lui qui a mis le montant le plus faible (683 millions d’euros). Il a donc hérité du bloc qui est le plus proche des fréquences utilisées par la TNT. Son lot s’avère alors le plus susceptible d’entrer en interférence avec la TNT.À lire aussiUn testeur sanguin sous-cutané sans fil a été développé en SuisseEt en cas de brouillage, c’est aux opérateurs de prendre en charge les mesures nécessaires pour rétalir la réception des services de télévision. Mais d’ores et déjà Orange, SFR et Bouygues Telecom testent le réseau 4G mais sur la bande de 2,6 GHz, qui n’a pas d’incidence sur la télévision. Ainsi, Orange et SFR procèdent déjà à des expérimentations à Marseille, tandis que Bouygues compte réaliser ses premiers tests avec cette fréquence à Lyon.  Le 24 juillet 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ivan Rakitic hopeful Barcelona will escape punishment

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic hopes they will be in the draw for the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, amid the controversy over their decision to select an ineligibleB team defender Juan Brandariz “Chumi” was selected to start in last week’s 2-1 first leg defeat to Levante UD, despite being suspended for receiving a fifth booking in a second division match.This breaches the Spanish FA’s (RFEF) disciplinary code with Levante president Quico Catalan announcing his plans to complain over the matter which could expel Barcelona from the Copa del Rey.Should Catalan have his way, then Barcelona would lose the chance to win the competition for a fifth time in a row.“I really wanted to win this cup,” said Rakitic after Barcelona’s 3-0 second leg win on Thursday night, via Marca.“I’ve won it every year that I’ve been here and I don’t want to stop.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I hope we’re in the draw.“It’s important that the right thing is done, I think the club has done the right things and all was well and normal.”On how he found out about Chumi’s suspension, Rakitic said: “I found out after I woke up from my nap. I had a lot of messages on my phone and it surprised me a little.“We didn’t talk about it too much, we were focused on the game.”Barcelona won the second leg of their last-16 tie against Levante 3-0 to book their place in the quarter-finals with a 4-2 aggregate win after Ousmane Dembele’s brace and a Lionel Messi goal at Camp Nou on Thursday night.last_img read more

Dump truck flips over on I95 exit ramp

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – An exit ramp off Interstate 95 was shut down, Tuesday morning, after a dump truck overturned.The truck flipped over and spilled sand near Northwest 160th Street and Seventh Avenue, around 11 a.m.No one was hurt in the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

2 in police custody after reportedly crashing vehicle into Deerfield Beach home

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Two people are in police custody after crashing a vehicle into a Deerfield Beach home and taking off.The Broward Sheriff’s Office and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded just after 10:15 p.m. to the scene near Northwest Second Avenue and Eller Street, Friday.Both people occupying the vehicle took off moments after crashing into the home, but police were able to catch up with them, according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.Nobody inside the home was injured, while the collision only caused minor damage to the home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Surveillance captures Northwest MiamiDade auto parts store armed robbery

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Newly released surveillance video footage shows an armed robbery at a Northeast Miami-Dade auto parts store.The video shows the suspected robber leaving the scene of an Auto Parts store, Saturday.The store owner said the thief got away with almost $8,000.The robbery took place at Mory’s Auto Parts Store near Northwest 79th Street and 32nd Avenue.If you have any information on this armed robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

In 59 Seconds The US vs North Korea for dummies

first_imgYou may have heard that there is a heated verbal conflict going on between the U.S. and North Korea. And, so far,  it’s not getting any better.But, what’s exactly going on and what are president Donald Trump’s options in a situation like this?No worries, our Party Politics experts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer lay it out for you in under a minute. Sharelast_img

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wednesday June 10

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uAre millions of dollars for the Baltimore City Public Schools being withheld because of a “miscommunication” between the Baltimore City Council and the City Schools administration on North Avenue? We’ll have a report on the controversy. Plus, our regular contributors, Stephen Janis of the Real News Network, Taya Graham, co-editor of, “You Can’t Stop Murder: Truths About Policing in Baltimore and Beyond,” and AFRO reporter Roberto Alejandro, report on City Hall and law enforcement.  It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

Go back to the enewsletter VisitBritain has launc

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterVisitBritain has launched a new marketing campaign in Australia to boost tourism to Britain.Running from 5 February until 31 March in Australia, the ‘I Travel For…’ campaign uses short films and storytelling to shine the spotlight on unexpected experiences and less-explored destinations in Britain, alongside its globally renowned and iconic landmarks and attractions. The short films and images align the passions that motivate Australians to travel with experiences they can only have in Britain, inspiring them to ‘Find Your Great Britain’ and book a trip right now.The ‘I Travel For…’ marketing campaign was officially launched at a VisitBritain reception on Wednesday 21 February attended by more than 100 representatives from the travel industry across Australia as well as media from the travel and lifestyle sectors. In honour of 250 years of the circus, an anniversary being celebrated across Britain in 2018, the event was held at Archie Brothers Electric Circus in Sydney’s Alexandria, a surprising venue that combines arcade games with dodgem cars, a bowling alley, thrilling VR experiences and a bar.VisitBritain Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said:“Tourism is one of the UK’s most valuable export industries, and is a fiercely competitive global industry. We are seizing the opportunity in 2018 to showcase that Britain is bursting with fun activities, adventure and wonderfully unexpected experiences to come and discover all year round.”VisitBritain Director Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa Tricia Warwick said:“Australia is an extremely important market for VisitBritain; a billion-pound market and our fourth most valuable. We want to build on the growth we have seen in visits from Australia so far in 2017 and invite more Aussies to Find Your Great Britain this year.“From Britain’s exciting and contemporary culture and living history to the vibrancy of its cool cities, from thrill-seeking adventures in stunning countryside to its local food and drink experiences, I Travel For… wants to inspire visitors from Australia to book a trip right now.”The campaign has been developed based on VisitBritain’s global research into people’s motivations, passions and inspiration for travel including adventure, fun, discovery, food and drink and the unexpected.VisitBritain is working with commercial partners in Australia, including Flight Centre and Etihad, to amplify its global marketing reach and convert the aspiration to visit into bookings. Its partnerships with airlines and travel brands showcase how accessible Britain is for Australians via the five key gateways.The latest official statistics show that there has been strong growth in visits from Australia to the UK. There were 876,000 visits from Australia to the UK from January to September 2017, up 11% compared to the same period the previous year. Visitors from Australia spent £956 million in the UK during this period, up 12% compared to the same period in 2016.‘I Travel For…’ is part of the UK Government’s global GREAT Britain campaign, which showcases the very best of what Britain has to offer as a place to visit, study, invest and do business.Reasons to travel to Britain in 2018:Bristol in England is opening a new museum, Being Brunel, in early 2018 and London’s V&A Museum is opening an outpost in Dundee in the second half of the year.It will be a big year for culture in Liverpool as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of being named European Capital of Culture. The city welcomes the Terracotta Warriors to the World Museum from February to October 2018.NewcastleGateshead in England will host The Great Exhibition of the North, celebrating the cities’ culture, art and design from June to September.Scotland heralds 2018 as the Year of Young People, with events including the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo and Speyside Whisky Festival.Wales celebrates the Year of the Sea celebrating its epic coastline, fringed with rugged cliffs, wide sandy bays, and the adventures to match through themed events and celebrations. Its annual literary and arts festival, The Laugharne Weekend, is in April, followed by the Festival of Voice in Cardiff in June. The Big Cheese Festival takes place in Caerphilly in June, with a Seafood Festival in Cardigan Bay in July.The last season of Game of Thrones will be filmed in Northern Ireland, on locations including Giant’s Causeway (The Iron Island) and the Dark Hedges (The King’s Road), along with the original filming locations of Winterfell.In 2016:There were 982,000 visits from Australia to Britain with a total spend of £1.06 billion, placing Australia as fourth most valuable for inbound spend and 10th biggest source market for inbound visits to the UK.The average Australian visitor spent £1,079, 80% more than the average visitor to the UK in 2016.Australians stay for longer than average. They stayed for 13 nights in 2016, almost 80% more than the average visitor who stayed for 7 nights.Australian visitors have a high propensity to travel across Britain. In 2016 61% visits from Australia included a visit to London, 52% in the English regions, 13% in Scotland, 7% in Wales – compared to 51%, 42%, 7% and 3% respectively for the average visitor to the UK.Source: International Passenger Survey, Office of National Statistics UKGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Sep 12 2018 2

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Sep 12, 2018 2:54 pm PDT Last Updated Sep 12, 2018 at 3:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Norm Macdonald’s comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr led to the “The Tonight Show” cancelling his appearance and spurred apologies from the comedian that could bring their own problems.In a statement, NBC said it cancelled Tuesday’s appearance “out of sensitivity to our audience.”The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member told The Hollywood Reporter he was “happy the # MeToo movement had slowed down a little bit.” Macdonald said people used to receive a second chance, but now “there is no forgiveness.”Macdonald mentioned Louis C.K, who was accused of sexual misconduct, and Barr, who was fired from her show in May.“There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, “What about the victims?” But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that,” Macdonald said.Then in an interview with radio host Howard Stern on Wednesday morning while explaining and apologizing for his remarks, Macdonald said “You’d have to have Down syndrome not to feel sorry” for the victims of sexual misconduct.He had already tweeted an apology Tuesday night saying he would never defend the actions of Barr and C.K.“If my words sounded like I was minimizing the pain that their victims feel to this day, I am deeply sorry,” Macdonald tweeted.His new talk show, “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” debuts Friday on Netflix.A Netflix spokeswoman said the streaming service has no comment on Macdonald’s remarks, but Macdonald told Stern he had talked to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos about the interview and “he knows I’m a good guy.”An email to Macdonald’s manager seeking further comment wasn’t immediately returned. ‘Tonight Show’ cancels Norm Macdonald after MeToo commentscenter_img FILE – In this March 13, 2016, file photo, Norm Macdonald begins as host of the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto. “The Tonight Show canceled an appearance by Macdonald after he made comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr. (Peter Power/The Canadian Press via AP, File) last_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Nov 21 2018 10

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Nov 21, 2018 10:08 am PDT WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump says he may attend next years’ annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner now that organizers have scrapped the usual format featuring a comedian.But he may not be thrilled with the replacement.The correspondents’ association announced this week that the featured speaker in 2019 will be Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow, who has written biographies of presidents and statesmen including George Washington and Alexander Hamilton.Chernow has been critical of Trump in the past, calling the president a “demagogue” in a 2016 video.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Press dinner’s change from comedy keynote may draw Trumplast_img read more