Art Briles’ Son Has Officially Landed A Major Assistant Job

first_imgKendal Briles, on staff of the Baylor Bears.WACO, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Kendal Briles of the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium on September 2, 2016 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)After Kendal Briles stepped down as the offensive coordinator at Houston after yesterday’s bowl loss against Army, reports indicated he was on his way to Tallahassee.That news has become official today. Florida State has tabbed the 36-year-old Briles as its new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.The ‘Noles announced the move a short time ago.“I’m excited about the addition of Kendal to our staff,” FSU head coach Willie Taggart said. “He brings play-calling experience and familiarity with the type of scheme and tempo we will run, which is similar to the offenses he has coordinated. His ability to recruit, manage an offensive staff, develop quarterbacks and make in-game adjustments will be beneficial to us as we evolve in our offense. Kendal has success at the Power 5 level and has also shown his adaptability to personnel and situations that occur during a season. He had multiple opportunities following the 2018 season and we feel the fit here will be a good one.”713 ✈ 850Welcome to Tallahassee.https://t.co/7uUokOtEqg— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) December 23, 2018Now, Briles is well-regarded as an offensive mind, but he comes with some serious baggage. While working for his father Art at Baylor, both Briles’ were involved in the program’s infamous sexual assault scandal.It is a risky hire by Taggart, but perhaps he was motivated by the fact his job could be on the line if the Seminoles don’t win next year.Florida State finished 5-7 this season, snapping the nation’s longest consecutive bowl games streak.last_img read more

PM Announces 14,000 New BPO Jobs

first_img He made the disclosure during Thursday’s (July 13) second ‘HOPE for Jamaica’ town hall meeting, organised by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, at the old Goodyear factory complex in Morant Bay, St. Thomas. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says that approximately 14,000 new business process outsourcing (BPO) jobs are expected to be created by the first quarter of 2018. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says that approximately 14,000 new business process outsourcing (BPO) jobs are expected to be created by the first quarter of 2018.This, he noted, is in addition to 4,000 that were generated between April 2016 and March this year.He made the disclosure during Thursday’s (July 13) second ‘HOPE for Jamaica’ town hall meeting, organised by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, at the old Goodyear factory complex in Morant Bay, St. Thomas.Mr. Holness said 2,000 of the projected new jobs would result from the Port Authority of Jamaica’s development of new facilities in Montego Bay, with another 5,000 from BPO projects being undertaken by the Government in Portmore, St. Catherine.He indicated that the remaining 7,000 would be generated through programmed private-sector engagements.“This is no if, but or maybe… . These are verifiable statistics (and) those new jobs will be created,” the Prime Minister said.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness advised that the Government has received expressions of interest in the 80,000 square feet of BPO space that will be created in the new Morant Bay Urban Centre.Two BPO facilities that will employ 3,000 persons working on two shifts are being developed at the 365,000 square-foot centre, work on which is being spearheaded by the Factories Corporation of Jamaica at a cost of $4 billion.The centre, to be situated at the 25-acre property that housed the old Goodyear factory, has an expansion capacity for an additional 80,000 square feet to provide another 3,000 BPO jobs, all targeting mainly young people.Mr. Holness indicated that the Government had commenced promoting the facility, which resulted in the expressions of interest.He noted, however, that no formal arrangements have been established as “persons are going to want to see the space built first (and) do their investigations to see whether there is the actual population to provide the labour pool”.“I know, based on the high schools that you have and how this parish has improved in its literacy and educational performance, that you have that surplus labour here that could easily be absorbed into those BPO operations,” the Prime Minister said.The new urban centre is being developed to deliver key public- and private-sector services in what Mr. Holness described as an “orderly and more efficient” manner.He noted that the existing town centre “wasn’t planned for the level of activity that is (currently) there”.“People (who come) here and the people who live here would like to conduct their business in efficient, safe and secure circumstances,” he pointed out.The new centre will provide facilities to accommodate the municipal authority, law enforcement, justice, business and commerce, education and training, and general public service delivery.Work is slated to commence in December and be completed within two years.As a result of the new development, Mr. Holness said the Government will be taking steps to declare the old town centre as a heritage site. Mr. Holness said 2,000 of the projected new jobs would result from the Port Authority of Jamaica’s development of new facilities in Montego Bay, with another 5,000 from BPO projects being undertaken by the Government in Portmore, St. Catherine. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Dallas Green and Sarah Harmer to honour legendary singersongwriter Gord Downie at

first_imgAdvertisement Tickets for The 2018 JUNO Awards are on sale now. Tickets are available starting at $59 (plus fees) through the Rogers Arena Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and online at ticketmaster.ca.The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 25, at Rogers Arena, broadcast live nationwide 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ETon CBC, CBC Radio and globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos. Advertisement Advertisement Two-time JUNO winner Harmer and four-time JUNO winner Green (also known as City and Colour and member ofAlexisonfire) will pay homage to the Tragically Hip frontman who passed away in late 2017, after devoting over three decades to entertaining fans across the globe. One of Canada’s most celebrated artists, Downie also had an incredible solo career, with five albums released to date including the 2018 JUNO nominated album Introduce Yerself and the critically acclaimed Secret Path (2016), which explores elements of Canada’s indigenous history.  Recognized for this inspiring solo project, Downie was awarded Songwriter of The Year Presented by SOCAN and Group of the Year as frontman for the 16-time JUNO winning band The Tragically Hip at the 2017 JUNO Awards.“The last time I performed at the JUNO Awards in Vancouver, Gord was standing by my side singing with me,” said Green. “This performance will be with a heavy heart, but also a very proud and honoured one. Gord was the gold standard and everything that I hope to be.” TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2018 – Canadian singer-songwriters Dallas Green and Sarah Harmer are teaming up for a special tribute performance honouring musician, writer, activist, and beloved Canadian Gord Downie at The 47thannual JUNO Awards Broadcast. Multi-JUNO Award-winner Michael Bublé will host Canada’s award show, which airs live from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, on Sunday, March 25 on CBC.center_img Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Russel Metals net income jumps in fourth quarter on strong US steel

The Canadian Press TORONTO — Russel Metals Inc. says its net income jumped 64 per cent in the fourth quarter amid strong demand as it navigated challenging trade issues.The metals distributor and processor says it had net income of $46 million or 74 cents per share for the quarter ending Dec. 31, up from $28 million or 45 cents per share for the same quarter a year earlier.Russel Metals CEO John Reid says in a statement that strong earnings were a result of the company’s ability to utilize local market knowledge to react quickly to the changing environment.He says the ability of the company’s distributors to source products through international trade networks also contributed to earnings.The metals industry has been struggling through the complications of U.S. tariffs on international steel and aluminum tariffs, which Canada has responded to with counter-tariffs.Reid says that while the company performed well in 2018, it is seeing some downward pressure on steel pricing and lower spending on energy infrastructure. Companies in this story: (TSX:RUS) read more

Equatorial Guinea UN human rights experts express concern over executions

27 August 2010Independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced serious concern at last weekend’s execution in Equatorial Guinea of four men over their alleged involvement in an armed attack on the country’s presidential palace last year. Three former military officers and one civilian were executed after a military trial in which they were found guilty on charges of treason and terrorism, according to a statement issued in Geneva by two members of the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries.The working group’s Amada Benavides de Pérez (chairperson) and José-Luis Gomez del Prado, who visited Equatorial Guinea in the days before the execution, said they strongly condemned it, noting it “follows a summary trial that severely lacked due process.”Mrs. Pérez and Mr. Gomez del Prado also voiced concern that the sentence was carried out the same day as it was issued, denying the defendants – José Abeso Nsue, Manuel Ndong Anseme, Alipio Ndong Asumu and Jacinto Michá Obiang – any possibility of appeal.“The [working] group could not obtain information on how the four men, who had taken refuge in Benin, were brought back into the country. They appear not to have been subjected to formal extradition procedures.”Mrs. Pérez and Mr. Gomez del Prado issued a series of preliminary recommendations to authorities in Equatorial Guinea, including “full information in a transparent manner” regarding all matters connected to the armed attack by alleged mercenaries on 17 February 2009.Two other civilians were each sentenced in the same trial to 20 years’ imprisonment, even though a civil court had acquitted them over the same events earlier this year.Seven Nigerian nationals were arrested by the Government over the same attack and the working group said it had received information that two had since died in detention while the other five have been jailed for 12 years.“It has also received information that the Nigerian embassy has not been granted access to them, nor officially been informed of their arrests, the charges held against them, the status of proceedings and the death of two of them.”The independent experts criticized the “lack of transparency regarding these trials,” despite repeated requests from the working group to visit the detainees and access the judicial decisions.The statement said this “points to severe shortcomings in the implementation of international human rights standards in the administration of justice by the Government of Equatorial Guinea.”Turning to the attempted coup d’état in 2004 and its aftermath, the working group members said they considered the case to be “a clear example of the link between the phenomenon of mercenaries and PMSCs [private military and security companies] as a means of violating the sovereignty of the State.”The mercenaries involved in the coup attempt were mostly former personnel of PMSCs or in some cases still employed by a PMSC.While President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo last year pardoned all foreigners linked to the incident, “a number of reports indicated that [the earlier] trials failed to comply with international human rights standards and that some of the accused had been subjected to torture and ill-treatment.”During their five-day visit to Equatorial Guinea, Mrs. Pérez and Mr. Gomez del Prado held meetings in Malabo, the capital, with Mr. Obiang and numerous senior officials of the executive, judiciary and legislature, as well as with representatives of the UN, political parties, the diplomatic corps, civil society and PMSCs.The two experts noted that Equatorial Guinea, which has important natural resources such as oil, has experienced several coup attempts involving mercenaries, paramilitaries and ex-combatants from neighbouring countries.“In this regard the working group believes that in addition to the right and the duty of States to defend its borders and natural resources, the Government would reduce its vulnerability to mercenary attacks by promoting and strengthening democracy, economic, social and cultural rights and development in general as well as good governance.“Therefore the group calls on the Government to ensure free political participation, the independence of the judiciary and a transparent and efficient administration of justice.”Other preliminary recommendations include: calling on the Government to develop laws criminalizing the presence of mercenaries; inviting the country to accede to a 1989 convention against the recruitment, use, financing and training of mercenaries; and grant both the Nigerian embassy and the Red Cross immediate access to the Nigerian detainees. read more

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 by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 11, 2013 3:17 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,133.42 down 190.59 points):Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (TSX:STP). Oil and gas. Down 12 cents, or 50 per cent, at 12 cents on 25.29 million shares. The Calgary-based company announced it will undergo a review of strategic alternatives, which may include a sale, merger or other business combination.Victory Nickel Inc. (TSX:NI). Miner. Up half a cent, or 25 per cent, at 2.5 cents on 7.45 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Natural gas. Down $1.21, or 5.94 per cent, at $19.17 on 4.75 million shares. The natural gas giant’s capital spending is expected to come in 10 per cent lower next year while it plans to increase its production of natural gas liquids by 30 per cent.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Plane and train maker. Down 13 cents, or 2.81 per cent, at $4.50 on 3.88 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Down 44 cents, or 2.19 per cent, at $19.69 on 3.71 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (897.03 down 6.96 points):Border Petroleum Corp. (TSXV:BOR). Oil and gas. Up half a cent, or 100 per cent, at one cent on 20.61 million shares.Alexander Energy Ltd. (TSXV:ALX). Oil and gas. Down two cents, or 3.28 per cent, at 59 cents on 5.88 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Railway. Down $1.90, or 3.19 per cent, at $57.65 on 1.49 million shares. The country’s largest railway is expecting to deliver double-digit earnings growth in 2014 on a continued recovery of the North American economy. It said adjusted diluted earnings should be on top of the $3.05 to $3.10 per share forecast for 2013. That implies adjusted diluted EPS of $3.38 to $3.54, which is in line with forecasts by analysts.Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC). Retailer. Down $1.19, or 5.95 per cent, at $18.80 on 1.01 million shares. The national retailer posted a bigger third-quarter loss, mostly due to its acquisition of Saks Inc. Net loss totalled $124.2 million or $1.04 per share versus a loss of $14.4 million or 14 cents per share last year. Overall retail sales rose by 5.8 per cent to $984.1 million, boosted by strong sales across various departments and over e-commerce.Laurentian Bank (TSX:LB). Bank. Down $2.19, or 4.64 per cent, at $44.98 on 230,122 shares. Fourth-quarter profit missed expectations as restructuring costs pulled its net income down 41 per cent to $27.2 million despite higher revenues totalling $215.5 million. Canada’s seventh-largest bank also posted lower full-year earnings despite a nine per cent increase in revenue. read more

COP21 must be turning point to a lowemission climateresilient future– UN official

The United Nations climate change conference, widely known as COP21 must be the turning point towards a low-emission, climate-resilient future, the top UN official dealing with climate issues said today just days before the start of the international gathering in Paris, France.“World leaders have expressed their support for the COP and have reaffirmed that they will attend the start of the Conference on 30 November,” said Janos Pasztor, the UN Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change, noting that more than 120 have confirmed their participation in the 21st Meeting of the States Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is expected to run through 11 December. “The attacks in Paris, however, are affecting the preparations and activities planned for COP21 – especially those that are outside the formal conference location at Le Bourget,” he continued.Mr. Pasztor said the decision of the Government of France to cancel the climate march planned on 29 November must be respected.“We hope that leaders and negotiators will still heed the voices of civil society who will gather and march in their towns and cities around the world – now counting over 2000 – to show support for climate action during the weekend of November 29th through peaceful mobilization,” the Assistant Secretary-General stated.Meanwhile, he stressed that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remains committed to working with leaders to achieve a successful outcome in Paris, recalling that last week, he spoke to G20 leaders on climate change, and urged them to guide their negotiators to achieve ambitious outcomes in Paris. The UN chief is scheduled to meet with leaders at the ASEAN-UN conference in Kuala Lumpur this weekend, at the Commonwealth Heads of States and Government Meeting in Malta next week, and at the COP itself, to help unlock progress on what Mr. Pasztor said are “several sticking points.”“The preparatory process for Paris is showing results,” he explained. “Various informal ministerial meetings have achieved certain convergence on some key political issues – the details of which still need to be negotiated in Paris.”According to the latest figures, more than 166 countries, which collectively account for more than 90 per cent of emissions, have now submitted national climate plans with targets, known as the INDCs.“If successfully implemented, these national plans bend the emissions curve down to a projected global temperature rise of approximately 3 degrees Celsius by the end of the century,” the climate expert said, adding that it is significant progress but is still not enough.“The challenge now is to move much further and faster to reduce global emissions so we can keep global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius. At the same time, there must be support to countries to adapt to the inevitable consequences that are already upon us.”Underlining that the two-week conference in Paris is not the end point, Mr. Pasztor said “it must mark the floor, not the ceiling of our ambition.”“We are optimistic,” he told reporters, while adding that there is still a great deal of work ahead to be done before the global community realizes a universal, meaningful agreement, taking place in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by Member States in September. read more

Platts iron ore price assessment will be used to clear ICE contract

first_imgPlatts benchmark iron ore assessment IODEX 62% Fe (iron content) will be used by the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) to clear a Platts-based iron ore swaps contract, which will be launched on December 2. Platts introduced to the global marketplace the world’s first daily price assessments of seaborne iron ore in June 2008. Reflecting back to that launch, Karen McBeth, Editorial Director of the Platts metals group said: “At that time, Platts recognised the importance of a fast-evolving spot market in iron ore, one of the largest commodity sectors globally. “After their introduction, our iron ore assessments quickly became the most important indicator of value at a time when the industry was changing its long-term contractual practices.”Platts’ price assessments are underpinned by a robust methodology of guidelines and quality protocols. Its IODEX assessments are based on all-day market monitoring and data collection of transactions, bids, offers and other information from market participants during the Asian business day until the market close at 18:30 Singapore time. The data is normalised and a neutral origin 62% Fe content iron ore fines price assessment is published immediately in Platts’ Metals Alert (PMA), a real-time metals price and news wire service. The data is published again at the end of the US trading day in Platts’ Steel Markets Daily, an online and print publication that offers news, market commentary and price information aimed at the steel, construction and auto industries as well as commodities-focused money managers worldwide.“The Platts daily IODEX assessment of iron ore delivered to China has not only received wide acceptance as an accurate and independent benchmark for pricing physical cargos, but has facilitated the very development of transparent price discovery in this burgeoning market,” noted Francis Browne, Director of Steel and Iron Ore at Platts. “With ICE Clear’s launch, the financial community will now be able to benefit from Platts’ long experience in spot market valuation and have another tool to help address risk mitigation.”  The global spot market for iron ore fines, a key steelmaking ingredient, is dominated by China’s import market. China imported 471 Mt in 2008 and is on target to import 630 Mt this year to feed its growing steel demand, which is highly correlated to its economic growth.Since its June 2008 introduction of daily seaborne iron ore assessments, Platts has rapidly expanded its offering for the iron ore market, which now includes price assessments for iron ore grades 62% Fe and 63.5/63% Fe, high-grade 65% Fe and a low-grade 58% Fe, as well as a daily 1% per Fe content differential for 60-63.5% iron ore fines to help clarify the normalisation process. Platts also publishes daily freight netbacks based on the most liquid routes to five basis origins. A first-ever forward curve assessing the daily bid/offer and trade values in the over-the-counter swaps market for iron ore has also recently been launched.last_img read more

The Worlds Smallest MP3 Player Again

first_imgSpeaking of dubious claims, there are usually more than a few every year in the ces International Hall. Over the years, the claims usually change to fit the latest technology trends. A few, however, are seemingly evergreen. Take the “world’s smallest MP3 player,” for instance.There are a lot fewer companies claiming this feat in 2011 (most have moved onto the MP4 player field–no word on MP5 players yet, though), but a few are still carrying the torch. This is the Kube. It’s shaped like a cube (clever, huh?). It claims the elongated title of “the world’s tiniest thumb-sized MP3 player. It was manufacturered by a Sinapore company. It has 2GB of built-in memory and no screen–but it sure is tiny, huh?last_img read more

Thanks to volunteers

first_imgThe most significant community organisation of the Greek Australian community was, not that long ago, born and raised on a voluntary basis. It was volunteers who started Fronditha Care and Australian Greek Welfare Society (AGWS), and today, it’s volunteers who lend their helping hand to these organisations. National Volunteer Week, from 12 to 18 May, is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and an opportunity for communities to highlight the role that Australia’s 6.4 million volunteers play. And the value that volunteers add to the Greek Australian community is far more important than just economic value. It’s the vital social benefits that make volunteers priceless. They add value to the lives of the people they support, they help build trust and connections within communities; they enhance community well-being and make them stronger and more resilient.Voluntary service is a fundamental principle of community organisations like Fronditha Care and AGWS. Paraskevi Tsingas, AGWS Senior Coordinator of Volunteer Work Force Development, says the contribution of volunteers is priceless. The number of those who approach AGWS willing to volunteer increases from year to year, with many of them on the waiting list.“AGWS volunteers play a vital role in providing companionship as well as linguistically and culturally appropriate support and activities to Greek residents of aged care facilities as well as socially isolated Greek speaking people living at home,” she tells Neos Kosmos.Today, AGWS care is supported by over 200 volunteers, the majority of them over 60 years of age. “I am so grateful to our community. The response of volunteers is amazing in all areas. Many people are interested in becoming a volunteer, but unfortunately not all of them can get a position due to limited numbers. “Volunteerism is the foundation of our organisation, that’s what it’s based on,” Ms Tsingas tells.Jacob Fronistas, treasurer for Fronditha Care, who has been involved with the organisation for 34 years and was once its youngest board member, says it’s only been in the last few years that young people started joining the board. “It’s been mainly the elderly who have volunteered their time and services. It’s still older people in all those community organisations that try to keep the organisations going, while the younger generations are not interested, haven’t got time, passion or commitment,” Mr Fronistas says. At AGWS, the official volunteers program is now 25 years old. But since it was first founded 45 years ago, AGWS – just like Fronditha Care – was always supported by volunteers.“The volunteer is the one who knows all the programs and what happens at AGWS through the training they undertake, and they become the ambassador who passes on this knowledge. And that is even more emphasised in the community where not all of our members speak good English,” Ms Tsingas explains.Having the reputation that AGWS enjoys within the community helps the organisation that is never short of volunteers. It’s the feeling of belonging to AGWS and the joy of giving that play the main role in the dedication of AGWS volunteers. “One lady recently told me ‘I came here to give, and then I wonder – did I come to give or to take?’,” Ms Tsingas says. Similarly, Fronditha Care has always had volunteers support. It wasn’t until the first aged care opened up in 1983 in Clayton that staff was employed. For six years, from 1977 to 1983, all the work was done by volunteers. Today, Fronditha Care has around 200 registered volunteers. “There are different levels of volunteers at Fronditha. Those who are on the board, who ensure that the organisation is run properly. People in the auxiliaries, also very important to Fronditha – they are the ones who are involved in doing a lot of fundraising. “Then we have a group of volunteers who visit aged care facilities, spend hours with the elderly, talk to them, play tavli, do activities with them.“The elderly look forward to their visits. It’s a very important thing, that keeps the elderly active and it actually enhances and improves their quality of life. Volunteers play a very important role at Fronditha and no money can buy these things. They are there for the love of the elderly,” Mr Fronistas said. A special morning tea was held on Friday to celebrate and acknowledge Fronditha Care volunteers who have helped during the years. On 22 May, AGWS will honour its volunteers on the occasion of National Volunteers Week. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Varoufakis launches new political party

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has officially launched his new political party, MeRA 25.Launched on Monday in a theatre hall in Athens, the 57-year-old said the grassroots party will seek to “bring realistic hope” to Greece, with the aim of releasing the debt-ridden country from “debt bondage”.“We will not mince our words,” Varoufakis said during a press conference.“[Our alliance] will be people of the left and liberalism, greens and feminists.”The party is an extension of the DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025) co-founded by Varoufakis in February 2016 and present in seven European countries.With Greece having the highest debt to GDP ratio in the eurozone at 180 per cent of GDP, MeRA 25’s first proposal is to drastically restructure the debt.While the government is currently promoting the idea of a clean exit from the bailout program at the end of the summer, Varoufakis is adamant that this will never happen.An economist, Varoufakis was the Greek finance minister when the Alexis Tsipras-led Syriza party first assumed power at the height of the financial crisis between January and June 2015.While he is blamed by many in Europe for his handling of negotiations with the EU for the severe austerity measures Greece and its people have had to pay with their bailout loan, it is thought his party may appeal to those citizens dissatisfied with the current prime minister.last_img read more

Attention aux régimes amaigrissants

first_imgAttention aux régimes amaigrissantsL’Agence de sécurité sanitaire alimentation, environnement et travail (Anses), a passé au crible quinze régimes (dont les célèbres Dukan et Atkins) et souligne dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui les nombreux risques que ces régimes font courir à la santé des personnes qui les suivent.Régimes Atkins, citron détox, californien, chrononutrition, Dukan, Cohen, Mayo, Fricker, Montignac, Weight Watchers ou encore soupe au chou… Trop riches en protéines, ou encore trop pauvres en glucides, ces régimes étudiés par l’Anses induisent de dangereux déséquilibres alimentaires. Un constat établi grâce à des expertises scientifiques. À lire aussiAlpha-foeto-protéine : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?Ainsi, pour plus de 80% des régimes, les apports en protéines sont supérieurs aux apports nutritionnels conseillés (ANC), note l’Anses. C’est le cas du régime Dukan, notamment, qui en a fait sa marque de fabrique. Mais en ce qui concerne les apports en fibres, ce régime induit des apports dix fois moindres comparés aux ANC.Pour Chrononutrition et Atkins, ce sont les apports lipidiques qui dépassent ces apports conseillés.De plus, plusieurs régimes (Mayo, Montignac phase 2 et Fricker 3, par exemple) ne couvrent pas les besoins en calcium. Deux phases du Dukan, a contrario, en sont beaucoup trop riches.Concernant l’apport en vitamines C et D, celui-ci est souvent trop faible. Les carences sont montrées du doigt. Parmi les risques que ces régimes font courir à la santé, l’Anses cite la diminution de la masse minérale osseuse, les fractures et la réduction en acides gras poly-insaturés indispensables. L’Agence craint également les risques de cancer colorectal avec des régimes pauvres en glucides complexes et en fibres.L’Anses préconise de consulter un médecin avant de se lancer dans un régime amaigrissant, surtout en cas d’obésité. Pour elle, “rien ne peut remplacer en termes de santé une alimentation équilibrée, diversifiée”.Le 25 novembre 2010 à 09:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mycestro un prototype de souris sans fil à surveiller

first_imgMycestro, un prototype de souris sans fil à surveillerMycestro est un dispositif de pointage qui se place sur le doigt et qui permet de prendre le contrôle et d’agir avec différents outils : tablettes, ordinateurs, même les GPS !Mycestro est une souris portable multimédia et sans fil mise au point par Innovative Developments. Fixée sur la main, elle permet de contrôler à distance et sans fil toute sortes de médias. Une vidéo de démonstration monte ce que l’on peut en faire face à un écran d’ordinateur (lien non disponible)…À lire aussiVienne : des milliers de personnes manifestent pour les droits des malades du sidaPendant une conférence ou lors d’une simple présentation PowerPoint, par exemple cette souris est très pratique puisqu’elle ne limite pas les déplacements de l’intervenant qui n’est pas contraint de revenir pianoter sur son ordinateur pour lancer des programmes. La souris Mycestro peut être utilisée pour commander plusieurs applications. Les infographistes peuvent aussi manipuler des objets en trois dimensions dans l’espace, ils peuvent aussi jouer sur les zooms de manière plus ludique et agréable. Cette souris est également compatible avec des tablettes, les télévisions connectées ou les GPS, permettant, entre autre au conducteur de ne pas à avoir à regarder son écran pour entrer les informations.Le 23 octobre 2011 à 18:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

TK Bremen un découpage à vitesse grand V

first_imgTK Bremen : un découpage à vitesse grand VLe découpage du TK Bremen, échoué sur la plage d’Erdeven depuis le passage de la tempête Joaquim le 16 décembre dernier, s’effectue plus vite que prévu. Les opérations de cisaillage et de découpage devaient prendre au moins trois semaines mais ont finalement pris un peu plus de 2 semaines. Depuis le 7 janvier dernier, date à laquelle a commencé le cisaillage du cargo échoué sur la plage d’Erdeven, dans le Golfe du Morbihan, la grue géante a assuré un découpage à vitesse grand V. Le délai du chantier s’étendait normalement sur trois semaines, sauf intempéries empêchant le travail des ouvriers. Mais hier, l’entreprise néerlandaise Euro Demolition, chargée des travaux, a annoncé que les opérations de découpage du cargo se déroulaient plus vite que prévu et devraient s’achever en milieu de semaine prochaine “au plus tard”. À lire aussiCargo TK Bremen : des barrières et des amendes pour protéger les dunesLe plus gros est donc fait. Sur les 2.000 tonnes de ferraille du cargo, 800 ont déjà été évacuées par camion. D’autres éléments, détachés de la coque, sont encore sur la plage où ils font l’objet d’une découpe plus fine en vue de leur transport, a indiqué Euro Demolition cité par TV5 Monde. Le moteur a été extrait et la partie des cabines a été quasiment totalement démantelée. Il s’agit maintenant de terminer minutieusement le découpage du bâtiment sans polluer la plage. Car le TK Bremen n’a pas été totalement vidé lors des premières opérations, fin décembre. Il est donc nécessaire d’opérer sans laisser s’écouler le reste des substances de la cuve. Le temps restant jusqu’au 6 avril, date de fin de chantier, sera consacré à la remise en état du site dunaire de Kerminihy, classé Natura 2000.Le 18 janvier 2012 à 15:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Large amounts of drugs seized three in custody

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 24, 2017 – Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took two adult males and an adult female into custody following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs on Thursday 23rd February 2017.Reports are that shortly after 9:00am, Drug Enforcement Unit officers were on operation in the Calvin Street off Soldier Road, when a premises, was searched and 34 pounds of marijuana was found in a number of small containers and bags.  Two adult males and an adult female were arrested and taken into custody in connection with the seizure.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Cancer Survivors Day Celebrations planned in San Diego

first_img June 17, 2019 Posted: June 17, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Cancer Survivors Day events are held throughout June every year to celebrate those who have survived, as well as inspire the recently diagnosed and thank medical professionals, family and friends for their support.Today there are an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors nationwide and the likelihood of surviving cancer has been trending in a positive direction — A recent report shows the rate of people dying from various forms of cancer in the U.S. has dropped for 25 straight years (1991 to 2016) – by an overall total of 27 percent according to American Cancer Society.Scripps is hosting two free Cancer Survivors Day events June 22nd. One at Farmer & The Seahorse Restaurant (Torrey Pines Mesa) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Updated: 11:41 AM KUSI Newsroom center_img KUSI Newsroom, Cancer Survivors Day Celebrations planned in San Diego Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Refuge Announces Opening To Snowmachine Use

first_imgFacebook282TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has announced the opening of the Refuge to snowmachine use. In addition, rocks and tree stumps can be hazardous in areas of less snow accumulation. Closed areas include the Swan Lake and Swanson River Canoe Systems, all areas above timberline and areas within the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area (except that Hidden, Kelly, Petersen and Engineer lakes are open to provide snowmachine access for ice fishing when ice conditions are sufficient). For more information, contact Refuge Headquarters at (907) 262-7021. Maps depicting Refuge areas open to snowmaching are available online at http://kenai.fws.gov and at the Refuge Headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna.center_img The Refuge advises that snowmachine users exercise caution, especially on lakes, rivers and streamsmany of which are either not yet frozen or not sufficiently frozen to support a snowmachine. All areas of the Refuge traditionally open to snowmachining will be open effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday December 21.last_img read more

The Brandividual Problematic Neutrality and the Emerging Editorial Model

first_imgOpinionated reporting (which can certainly be read as a contradiction) is where these CCOs are placing their bets for the success of their editorial offerings. “We need to take editors, and figure out how to get them to operate them beyond [what can be] problematically neutral. We need to get them to be brandividuals, and able to leverage market knowledge,” says Longobardi.The dangers of identifying a solidified brand with fluctuating staff (talented editors are often poached for more lucrative opportunities, taking their list of followers with them) was not a pressing concern of the aforementioned CCOs. “You can’t put all your eggs in one basket; we try to have a network and a core brand handle, so we structure ownership of that. Staff has their own handle, though we encourage them to temporarily embed our brand in their handle. This leads to lots of retweeting. When someone leaves and goes to a semi-aligned content organization, they still often tweet our content,” says Longobardi. Gallant cites a complete narrative of a news story as a way to gain audience interest, “We take multiple slices on things we know how are coming: a pre- and post story. We ask, ‘How do we time things? How do we capture wave of interest around the event itself?’” A New Brand: The Journalist In the social scape, the content creators are being pushed to brand themselves along with the copy they produce. Berlind says, “We need our editors to be ‘brandividuals’. We market them as people you have a trusted relationship with. In this day and age of social media, with all the entities you connect to, the majority are people.”As brandividuals, b-to-b editors are expected to be as comfortable on camera as they are on a laptop, “We expect each of our editors to operate equally comfortable in text, video, audio and still realms. We have a few people who can really rise to that challenge, and there’s a bright future for them,” says Berlind.SourceMedia is also on board with the journalistic leap from undetected reporter to visible commentator. Longobardi says, “You have to decide what makes people want to comment. This matters if you are going to publish opinions, things that require a counterargument. We’ve been pushing boundaries in terms of opinion news. We increasingly invite and urge our editors and journalists to express a point of view.” The theme of this year’s American Business Media Executive Forum was paid content, and vets from every facet of the b-to-b industry were on hand to offer guidance and lessons from the field. Beyond the paywall debates, marketing services and analytics discussions was the business brands are built on: the content. David Berlind, UBM Techweb’s editor-in-chief/CCO, John Gallant, CCO with IDG Enterprise and SourceMedia EVP/CCO David Longobardi shared how they are encouraging and prepping editorial staff for the future.In the Forum’s keynote presentation, president of The Marketing Democracy Judy Franks reinforced the difference between social networks and social media. Social networks (Twitter, Facebook and the like) are the platforms for social media (a provocative article, cover treatment, etc. that inspires sharing among readers). According to Franks’ categorization, and CCO commentary, social media is what will aid b-to-b companies in the transition to the new content model.Replacing the rush to break news is getting that news picked up by a largely read source. While aggregators may have initially been seen as predators of original content publishers, this view is shifting. “The most important thing to do for editorial team is to get them is change quantity to quality of content,” says Longobardi. “It’s no longer just ‘I beat The Wall Street Journal’, it’s ‘Huffington Post linked to me’.”The oft-baffling task of garnering attention in the social network space can be broken down into a less daunting series of steps. Says Longobardi, “You tweet, use Facebook, then provide analysis. Ask smart questions first; this already garners a certain amount of attention.” last_img read more

American Media Acquires TENs Adventure Sports Magazines

first_imgNational Enquirer publisher American Media has acquired TEN: Publishing’s Adventure Sports Network, a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.The move is the latest in a string of recent acquisitions for American Media, which has now bolstered its portfolio with nearly 30 additional magazines since early 2017. It bought Wenner Media titles Us Weekly and Men’s Journal in two separate 2017 deals, and then a handful of tabloids and teen titles, including In Touch and Life & Style, from Bauer Media last June.An announcement cited synergies with Men’s Journal—which merged with its former competitor Men’s Fitness last year after being acquired by American Media—as a reason for buying the magazines, which will join that brand as well as Muscle & Fitness and Muscle & Fitness Hers as part of American Media’s Active Lifestyle Group of titles. “Focused on deep passion and engagement from their readership,” said Men’s Journal chief content officer Greg Emmanuel, the magazines “are an extraordinary complement.”The acquisition comes less than a month after the company—which had been doing business as American Media, Inc. but changed to an LLC after its parent company acquired TNG and Comag late last year—announced that it had raised $460 million to refinance of its outstanding debt despite an onslaught of negative publicity surrounding the Enquirer and CEO David Pecker.“ASN has built a portfolio of the most enduring brands in the adventure sports media landscape,” added Norb Garrett, president of the Adventure Sports Network at TEN. “Under American Media’s leadership, we will continue to grow our multi-platform reach across digital, social, print, and experiential events.”TEN: Publishing’s parent company, The Enthusiast Network, sold a majority stake in itself to Discovery Communications in 2017 and rebranded the joint venture as Motor Trend Group. Moving forward, it said it plans to focus on its suite of automotive titles, which includes Motor Trend as well as Automobile and Hot Rod magazines, among others.As with the Us Weekly deal, law firm Cole Schotz P.C. acted as legal counsel to American Media. TEN: Publishing was advised by M&A firm The Raine Group, with Latham & Watkins LLP as legal counsel.last_img read more

TTD chairman inspects temple works in Tulluru

first_imgGuntur: TTD Chairman Y V Subba Reddy on Monday inspected the Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple construction work site at Venkatapalem under Tulluru mandal in Guntur district. He discussed about temple foundation work with the engineering officials. The foundation stone was laid to construct the temple at a cost of Rs 150 crore in January this year. Subba Reddy inquired about progress of temple works. TTD chief engineer Chandrasekhara Reddy said that the works were delayed due to rock in the land.Speaking to media, Subba Reddy said that the devotees in the state capital can visit Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple soon. He was accompanied by TTD executive engineer Prasad and other officials.last_img read more