According to a British travel magazine, Iceland is the safest travel destinations and India ranks at the bottom four, making it one of the worst places for traveling.Which? Travel recently ranked 20 of the most popular countries around the world for their safety. It considered several factors like crime rates, the likelihood of terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and health concerns. It looked at data generated by the World Economic Fund for crime rates, the World Risk Report for the likelihood of major natural disasters, the NHS Fit for Travel website for health risks and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) assessment of terrorism risk levels.According to the magazine, Iceland topped the charts with the lowest risk of natural disaster and crime rates. The country has seen only 36 murders since 2000. Japan has been named as one of the most dangerous places in terms of natural disasters while Iceland, despite experiencing up to 500 earthquakes a week, as well as active volcanoes, runs little risk of natural disaster, according to World Risk Report.On the other hand, India, which is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, has been ranked at the bottom four along with South Africa, Turkey, and Thailand as one the most dangerous places to travel.With a safety index of 4.1, India is slightly ahead of other countries like Thailand, Turkey, and South Africa. India had 7 percent chances of natural disasters. On the health side, foreign travels to India are likely to encounter Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Dengue Fever, and Zika. On terrorist attacks, the report said India was “very likely’ to face terrorist attacks.“The UAE and Singapore were also considered extremely safe, with Spain the next safest of the six popular European holiday destinations that we looked at. Worst rated were South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, India, and Mexico,” the report said.In terms of crime risk, the World Economic Fund Safety Index suggests that Iceland, UAE, and Singapore are the safest places, followed by Spain and Australia. Further, South Africa has been ranked as the most dangerous places in terms of crime risk.In terms of natural disaster, Barbados is the safest destination for tourists, followed by Iceland and UAE, the report suggests.While considering the “terrorism” factor, the report says, “The FCO says that terrorism ‘can’t be ruled out’ anywhere. Even Iceland and Japan receive this warning. Elsewhere in the world, it’s either ‘likely’ or ‘very likely.’ It’s ‘very likely’ in Australia, Jordan, France, the U.S., India, Thailand, and Turkey.” Related Items
Their confidence at an all time high after the narrow win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the quarter-finals, India would look to carry on the good show against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup here on Thursday.Having started on a poor note, losing their lung opener against the West Indies, India managed bring its campaign back on track with back-to-back victories against Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea before registering a narrow one-wicket win over Pakistan in the last eight round.However, the batting department remains a major cause of concern for the Indian going into the crucial game. Leaving aside the match against Zimbabwe, where the top-order clicked in unison, the Indian batsmen have been inconsistent so far in the tournament.Skipper Unkunt Chand has amassed 104 runs from his four outings in the tournament with 78 against Zimbabwe being his best, while Baba Aprajith, before his match-winning half-century against Pakistan, could manage a meagre 43 from three outings.Opener Prashant Chopra though scored a duck in the last match, has been the most consistent batsman for India with two half-centuries against his name.”Sandeep bowled well and Ravikant and Passi were equally good. Fielding was also top notch,” skipper Chand had said after the match against Pakistan.Like India, New Zealand also managed to snatch a win from the jaws of defeat against in-form West Indies in the quarters.New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi hit 12 off the last three balls, with a boundary off the last delivery, to see his side home by three wickets against the West Indies.advertisementAnd the onus would be on Sodhi to come up with yet another magical knock against the Indians.The Black Caps though will be missing the services of all-rounder Henry Walsh against India after the Wellington-based player had returned home yesterday with an ankle injury. Northern District’s batsman Ben Hyde has joined the team as his replacement.New Zealand captain Will Young, on the eve of the match, said that India would be a tough side to beat.”The victory over the West Indies has given the team a lot of belief ahead of the semi-final and the whole group is excited by what lies in front of us,” Young said.”India is a strong side and it will be a tough match, but at the same time we feel confident that if we play to our potential we can beat them,” he added.Teams (from):India: Unmukt Chand (capt), Akshdeep Nath, Baba Aparajith, Prashant Chopra, Sandipan Das, Harmeet Singh, Akhil Herwadkar, Rush Kalaria, Kamal Passi, Smit Patel (wkt), Ravikant Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Vikas Mishra, Vijay Zol.New Zealand: Will Young (Capt), Ben Horne, Ben Hyde, Joe Carter, Michael Davidson, Robert O’Donnell, Will Young, Edward Nuttall, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Matthew Quinn, Sean Davey, Theo Van Woerkom, Arnie Yugaraja, Connor Neynens, Cameron Fletcher.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Defending champion Real Madrid will meet city rival Atletico Madrid in the semifinals of the Champions League in a rematch of last season’s final.The Spanish teams also met in the 2014 final, with Real winning both times.The draw on Friday pitted Juventus and Monaco in the other semifinal.Real and Monaco will play the first legs at home, with one game on May 2 and another on May 3.The return legs will be the following week.The Madrid clubs have faced each other in the last three Champions Leagues. Real also defeated Atletico in the 2015 quarterfinals.In its seventh straight semifinal, Real is trying to become the first team to repeat as champion since the competition’s new format was created in 1992. It won a record-extending 11th title last season.Atletico is seeking its first title. In addition to the defeats against Real, it also lost to Bayern Munich in the 1974 final.Two-time champion Juventus is trying to return to the final since losing the final to Barcelona in 2015. That year, it eliminated Monaco in the quarterfinals with a 1-0 aggregate score.The Italian champion is looking for its first European title since 1996.Monaco is in the semifinals for the first time since it lost the 2004 final to FC Porto.The final is in Cardiff on June 3.TweetPinShare0 Shares
What time is the Test match between England and India?Day 3 of the second Test between India and England will start at 3.30pm IST.Where can I watch the England vs India Test match live?You can watch the Test match live on the following TV channels – Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD from 2.29pm IST.Live Streaming will be available on SonyLiv app and website – sonyliv.comWhen is the England vs India Test match?The second Test between India and England will be played from August 9-13.Where will the England vs India Test match be played?The second Test between India and England will be played at Lord’s, London.Where can I check the online live updates of the England vs India Test match?You can get all the latest updates, reactions, news of the Test match at www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the team squads for England vs India Test match?England’s playing XI: Keaton Jennings, Alastair Cook, Joe Root (C), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (W), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.India’s playing XI: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (W), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav.India vs England, Lord’s Test: Weather forecast for today and next 2 daysPlay was called off for on Day 1 without a ball being bowled in the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord’s on Thursday.advertisementShowers rarely relented in north-west London on the opening day, with the umpires making their final decision at 4:50 p.m. (1550 GMT) local time.Lord’s Test: India fold for 107 after Anderson 5 for 20 on rain-truncated Day 2Both teams returned to the ground on Friday but rain played spoilsport once again and only 35.2 overs were possible in the entire day which saw multiple rain interruptions.The wet conditions forced a delayed start with England captain Joe Root eventually winning the toss and putting India into bat.England paceman James Anderson showed he remains a deadly proposition in home conditions taking 5/20 as the hosts bowled out India for a miserly 107.Chris Woakes replaced all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray.Twenty-year-old batsman Ollie Pope was handed his England debut at number four after replacing Dawid Malan in the squad.After India’s struggles with the bat in the series opener, Cheteshwar Pujara was recalled to the team to provide greater solidity at the top of the order.Thursday was the first time a full day’s play has been lost at Lord’s since the opening day of the first test against Pakistan in 2001.England lead the five-match series 1-0 after completing a thrilling 31-run victory at Edgbaston last week in Birmingham.
Brief Scores: India (299/4; Kohli 104, Dhoni 55 not out) beat Australia (298/9; Marsh 131, Maxwell 48, Bhuvneshwar 4 for 45) by 6 wickets. Full ScorecardVirat Kohli scored yet another hundred in a run chase to keep India on course for victory in the ongoing second ODI against Australia in Adelaide on Tuesday. Virat Kohli scored 104 while MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 55 as India chased down 299 in the second ODI of a three-match series at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday – the series is now level 1-1.Kohli brought up his 39th hundred in the format and his fifth against Australia Down Under, which is the joint most along with Kumar Sangakkara and Rohit Sharma.Kohli’s century was his 24th in a run chase and 11th international ton in Australia, which is the most any batsman has ever managed in the country.With this innings, Kohli also went past teammate Rohit Sharma for having scored the most hundreds since 2017.Kohli now has 13 while Rohit has scored 12, including the ton he scored in the first game in Sydney on Saturday. Both batsmen have played 42 innings during this time period.Most ODI hundreds since 2017:13 Virat Kohli (in 42 innings)12 Rohit Sharma (in 42 innings)No one else has scored more than six!#AUSvINDRajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 15, 2019Incredible. Virat Kohli posts his 39th() ODI hundred and his 24th() in run chases…This one coming from 108 balls: https://t.co/3fNQjC4Hmh #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/Q5ogKtwf7Ccricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2019Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne was one of the first to wish Kohli on his latest achievement on Twitter.advertisement”Another great 100 from the legend @imVkohli One of the all time great players – congrats,” Warne posted on Twitter.Another great 100 from the legend @imVkohliOne of the all time great players – congrats https://t.co/ncKK4FvCCzShane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 15, 2019Kohli reached triple figures in the 43rd over with India needing another 69 runs off 47 balls against the hosts.But Kohli couldn’t convert his score into a daddy hundred this time and was eventually dismissed for 104 off 112 balls. His innings was laced with five boundaries and two sixes.HUGE.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/fy6PtGy7HUcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2019The onus of the run chase after his exit is left on the experienced shoulders of MS Dhoni, who was at the other end batting on 25 at the time of Kohli’s departure.Tune in ASAP … @imVkohli is in the March … #AUSvIND @FoxCricketMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 15, 2019Just the 9 Tons in his last 19 ODI innings for #Virat … !!!! #Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 15, 2019It’s yet another ODI century for @imVkohli!That’s number 39 – his sixth against Australia! #AUSvIND LIVE https://t.co/cU6nhMe2xE pic.twitter.com/tz7HfRvXXoICC (@ICC) January 15, 2019
Transfers The De Vrij debate at the heart of Lazio & Inter’s battle for a Champions League place Cady Siregar 05:10 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bongarts Transfers Internazionale Lazio Should manager Simon Inzaghi start the centre-back against their Serie A rival in a crucial fixture, ahead of his departure to the same opponent? A conundrum of sorts will fall into Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi’s on Sunday when he has to decide whether or not to start centre-back Stefan de Vrij.As one of the most highly-rated and consistent defenders in Italy, his name would usually be among the first on the team sheet – except for the fact that he is to join rival club Inter, who Lazio will be playing to contest for the fourth and final Champions League spot, in the summer.Lazio currently occupy the fourth spot, but if they were to lose, Inter would move above them finish in that coveted final Champions League place. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now A lot is at stake on the final day of the Serie A season and though there is uncertainty surrounding De Vrij’s motivations – surely he would want his future club to taste success – manager Inzaghi has insisted that there is no conflict of interest.”We’ll play our usual game, regardless of the result. We don’t know what attitude Inter will have, but must focus only on ourselves,” the Lazio boss told reporters, according to Football Italia.“I had wanted to avoid this final day showdown, but we got there with a three-point lead and worked to be ready for this situation. We talked a lot in the locker room, the lads know what is at stake at the end of a very long season. We need the right approach, concentrated, humble and avoid errors.“There has been so much talk about this, but I just watched him and had no doubts. I am certain he wants to leave his mark on this club, the fans and his team-mates. He’ll also want to show Inter what a great defender they are signing for the next five years.“We know that there’s a draw open to us, but both teams will play to win. Inter have great players, an excellent coach and it’s an exciting challenge.“I don’t like to say whether Lazio deserve the Champions League more than Inter or not. I only know that everything would change in terms of finances and prestige. We wanted this with all our strength, we played more than anyone this season and lost a few players along the way.“I want to know that after the final whistle, this team gave all it had. We are at the final climb of a very long Giro d’Italia. Let the best team win.”At the core of the debate is the assumption that De Vrij is not a good team player, ready to jump ship as soon as the opportunity arises. But does this worry have any sort of merit?It hasn’t been news that the Dutch international has been unhappy in Rome this season amid rumours in the January transfer window that he would leave for either Manchester United or Liverpool.De Vrij himself took to his own Facebook account to thank Lazio fans for their continued support, detailing that he was ready for a new adventure: “It has been a very difficult period full of speculations on my future to come to this point that nobody desired. Unfortunately we were not able to find a satisfying agreement for both parties due to various reasons.“I understand the disappointment of the Lazio fans very well and it hurts me leaving in this way. Even though I am very happy and I feel at home here, sometimes we need to get out of our comfort zone to achieve our desired goals.“I will be forever grateful to Lazio and to the fans for always being there for me, for the trust and opportunities given. I have always tried to demonstrate that by giving the best of me and I will keep doing that until the end.“Thank you, Stefan.”This had stemmed after the defender rejected the offer of a new contract with the Biancocelesti and the club found it hard to reach any sort of agreement of a new deal.“We’ll explain our reasons later,” Lazio’s sporting director, Igli Tare, told Mediaset at the time.“There’s a limit and that’s been breached, and it’s not become a question of correctness. He’s always been an exceptional professional and he’s given a lot to Lazio, and Lazio has given a lot to him, but at the end of the season, our paths will divide.”Being a contract rebel aside, the 26-year-old has been devoid of off-pitch drama since arriving from Feyenoord four years ago and would be expected to remain a professional until he leaves Lazio for Inter.But Calciomeracto, however, reported that he is expected to skip out on the Serie A clash against Inter tomorrow, and would be due to meet his manager later in the day to hear the news from him first hand.It would be a catch-22 situation regardless, and Inzaghi would have to choose between risking the loss of one of his best defenders, or compromising the fixture by starting De Vrij.The first fixture between the two sides, played in December of last year, ended in a 0-0 draw.All Lazio need is a draw against Inter to maintain their qualification to the Champions League, and Inzaghi would have to look to Luis Felipe to fill in for the centre-back position.
The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV James Bond is back. Spectre opens in theaters on November 6, and with it comes a number of 007-inspired collaborations, including the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M watch that he wears in the film. It’s undoubtedly one of the coolest timepieces on the market right now. What does the watch that Bond uses to tell time look like? Omega found inspiration in the Bond family coat of arms, which was turned into a pattern on the blue PVD dial and near the tip of the second hand.The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M casebackUnveiled at Baselworld 2015 and crafted in stainless steel, the watch consists of a blue dial with yellow accents. In our opinion the best part of the watch is only known to the viewer. It’s a transparent caseback that features a skeletonized oscillating weight that looks like an image we all associate with Bond: a gun barrel. It’s also resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15,007 gauss, which Bond may find useful in the event that a giant magnet is trying to tie him down. It looks good, tells time with exact precision, and can resist magnetic fields. How’s that for a James Bond-endorsed watch?So when you watch Spectre in the theater, be sure to take note of Bond’s Omega timepieces in between all that 007 action and all those Bond girls on the big screen. if you want to tell time just like Bond, go get yourself one an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra timepiece.For more information, visit omegawatches.com. Editors’ Recommendations Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra
Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Nothing is certain when it comes to Kickstarter campaigns, so when one comes to fruition and rolls into market success, it’s almost always worth talking about. Such is the story of the Man Comb, a formerly crowdfunded project by independent design company Daft, which despite the name (which stands for Design and Fresh Thinking) is actually focused on novel and interesting products.To be fair, the idea of a switchblade-style comb isn’t exactly new, but the Man Comb is a bit more sophisticated than that cheap plastic one you bought at the joke store as a kid. The Man Comb’s handle is crafted from stainless steel, with a brushed finish and laser etching that will keep it looking fresh as long as you have hair to comb with it. And don’t worry about the comb material either, Daft says it’s crafted from similar materials to airplane windshields, likely a high-strength polycarbonate.Although it’s intended mainly for beards and hair, the Man Comb’s handle hides another surprise. A hook near the front acts a bottle opener, but it’s more than an afterthought, with an ergonomic location so that it works just as well with the comb open or closed. We made sure to test it with a few bottles and can assure you that it fulfills its duty quite well.Should you desire easier access to your Man Comb, Daft also sells a stamped leather sleeve with a belt loop. Granted, you might look a little silly wandering around with a comb on your waist, but can you really put a price on looking fresh?Well, Daft did, and it’s a very reasonable £18, or £25 for the package that includes the leather case. If you want to give one as a gift or just want your nickname laser engraved on the side, Daft offers customization for £28, plus another £7 for the leather case. 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Editors’ Recommendations How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy How to Shave With a Straight Razor
“The communities should look toward the future,” Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations and the President of the Council for the month of June, told a press conference in Pristina at the end of a two-day visit. “They should not be pulled back by their past, but to organize their lives for peaceful coexistence.” Ambassador Chowdhury, who led the Council delegation, noted that the Serb community was particularly concerned about security, saying that displaced Kosovo Serbs would not be able to return home unless their security was insured. The issue of missing and detained persons came up during discussions as a priority concern of the Council, he said, adding that the delegation would take up the matter with Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica on Monday, when it travels to Belgrade. Another strong message the Council repeated throughout its visit was the importance of the participation of the Kosovo Serbs in the 17 November elections and in the interim institutions to be created. Shortly before the Sunday press conference, the delegation met with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, who had made a surprise visit to Kosovo from Belgrade to review the 3,000-strong Russian contingent at Pristina airport. According to the UN Interim Administration Mission in the province (UNMIK), the Council members and the head of UNMIK, Hans Haekkerup, had “full and frank discussions” with President Putin on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1244, which established the UN presence in Kosovo. They also discussed the upcoming elections and security concerns. The Council delegation also held meetings with representatives of all Kosovo communities, met with members of the Interim Administrative Council and the Kosovo Transitional Council, visited the divided city of Mitrovica and met with human rights activists.
In his latest report on achieving the goals set by the United Nations Millennium Summit of 2000, Secretary-General Kofi Annan calls on the nations of the world to re-forge their unity after the divisions over the Iraq war and agree among themselves on what are the main threats facing humanity, his spokesman said today.Mr. Annan also says the international community must not flinch from radical reform of the UN itself, as well as other international bodies, if this is necessary to make them more effective, the spokesman added.The Secretary-General will release the report – titled “Report on the Implementation of the Millennium Declaration 2003” – on Monday when he will hold a news conference at UN Headquarters in New York.The 2000 summit set a series of Millennium Development Goals, aimed at a series of ambitious targets ranging from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS to providing universal primary education, all by 2015.
Dear Editor,I have been following closely the developments regarding the RUSAL workers who, I believe, are rightly standing up for what they deserve. The actions by the foreign company have no place in contemporary Guyana and I have recognized that several voices of condemnation have been raised.I noticed too what can be seen as a very proactive approach by the Government which has publicly stated that it stands with the workers on the matter. This is a most welcome position by the Administration which has committed to going at great lengths to ensure that the workers are protected.While I am happy about those developments, at the same time, I cannot help but recognise the differing approach to workers’ matters by the Government. I cannot recollect the Administration taking such a strong position regarding the teachers who eventually took strike action to get what they correctly deserved.Similarly, the Administration’s silence regarding the troubles that beset thousands of sugar workers and their families is dishearteningly deafening. On that score, I saw the Government providing hampers to the affected RUSAL workers but have not seen similar wisdom to assist our sugar workers who, according to the Guyana Times, are now forced in one area to pick wild vegetables and catching fish in order to have a meal.I hope that the Government will remain resolute in defence of the RUSAL workers but in the same vein it needs to demonstrate an even handed approach to workers who are all Guyanese and who justifiably deserve the assistance of the State.Yours faithfully,Patricia Persaud Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLetter: Govt’s approach to matters of national importance is incoherentMarch 20, 2018In “latest news”Letter: Jordan’s propaganda cannot fool sugar workersOctober 18, 2018In “Letters”Letters: Government sugar policy not clear at allSeptember 3, 2018In “Letters”
Mieux guérir : le stress montré du doigtRoyaume-Uni – Une équipe scientifique du King’s College de Londres met en évidence les effets néfastes du stress sur le processus de guérison.Le vieil adage qui affirme que “le moral, c’est 50% de la guérison” aurait donc des raisons scientifiques d’exister. En effet, des chercheurs en psychiatrie ont mené une étude sur les effets du stress chez des patients souffrant de blessures diverses. Résultat : les plus stressés récupèreraient deux fois moins vite que les patients plus détendus. À lire aussiCrise d’angoisse : symptômes, que faire et comment calmer une crise d’angoisse ?L’expérience est très sérieuse : on a mesuré les quantités de cortisol, connu comme l’hormone du stress, chez chacun des cobayes. Ces derniers ont ensuite subi un interrogatoire sur leur état psychologique. Enfin, un prélèvement de peau a été effectué pour évaluer le temps de cicatrisation.Une étude donnant les mêmes résultats a été menée en parallèle. Certains patients ont tenu un journal où ils exposaient leurs inquiétudes alors que d’autres tentaient de trouver une façon efficace de gérer leur temps. C’est chez le premier groupe qu’on a constaté un processus de guérison le plus satisfaisant. Le 12 juin 2010 à 12:22 • Emmanuel Perrin
“Siri, ai-je la maladie de Parkinson ?”Un scientifique a réussi à mettre au point un logiciel utilisant l’outil de reconnaissance vocale de l’iPhone 4S pour détecter la maladie de Parkinson chez les utilisateurs.Siri, le fameux outil de reconnaissance vocale d’Apple pour l’iPhone 4S pourrait également servir dans le secteur médical. Et notamment dans la détection de la maladie neurologique dite “de Parkinson”. Tant est si bien qu’il pourrait devenir possible de formuler la question “Siri, ai-je la maladie de Parkinson ?” à son smartphone et de l’entendre répondre. C’est Max Little, un chercheur du réputé MIT (l’Institut technologique du Massachusetts) et de l’université d’Oxford, qui est à l’origine du projet, relate Metro. Il travaille ainsi sur un logiciel détectant les modifications dans la voix, révélatrices de l’apparition des premiers symptômes de la maladie de Parkinson.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour réussir cela, le scientifique a suivi 50 personnes atteintes de ce syndrome en enregistrant leur voix une fois par semaine pendant 6 mois. Il a ensuite mis au point un algorithme permettant de déceler dans la voix les changements purement associés à la maladie. Les premiers résultats des tests effectués sur une population aléatoire sont assez encourageants puisque la précision de l’outil s’est élevée à 86%.Le but de Max Little est désormais de collecter 10.000 voix à travers le monde grâce à un site pour l’instant ouvert à sept pays. Mais il ne souhaite pas non plus que cet outil devienne un substitut à la médecine, préférant insister sur le côté préventif de son action. “Il ne s’agit pas de remplacer les spécialistes, mais d’aider à identifier de manière peu coûteuse les patients présentant un risque. Le système peut aussi permettre le suivi des symptômes entre deux rendez-vous chez le spécialiste”, explique-t-il ainsi. Il est néanmoins encourageant de constater que la technologie est capable d’aider la médecine humaine, comme pour l’exemple de ces deux scientifiques qui mettent également au point un logiciel capable de dépister les risques de dépression ou des chirurgiens opérant à distance grâce au Kinect de la Xbox 360. Le 28 juin 2012 à 20:10 • Maxime Lambert
Antoine Griezmann is the most deserving of all three French nominees for the 2018 Ballon d’Or, says Luka ModricThe Atletico Madrid striker is in the 30-man shortlist for this year’s prize along with French World Cup-winning teammates Raphael Varane and Kylian Mbappe.Modric, who is widely regarded as the strong favourite to claim the Ballon d’Or, believes that Griezmann should be considered above even Mbappe for the award given all his achievements this year.The 27-year-old not only helped France win a second World Cup in the summer with four goals scored in the process, but he also had a key role in Atletico’s Europa League triumph.“I would put Antoine Griezmann in pole position in terms of the 3 Frenchmen, for all he has achieved this year,” Modric told France Football.Although Modric expects 19-year-old Mbappe to reach even greater heights in the future as a footballer.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He’s an extraordinary talent, a wonderful promise for the future but who has already displayed a great level. He’s really special,” Modric said.Despite his favourite tag for the Ballon d’Or, Modric refused to discuss his credentials for the award.“I do not like to talk that way and say, ‘Yes, I deserve the Golden Ball’,” he added.“The important thing for me is to be in the field as I have been for months. This year 2018 has been without a doubt the best of my career. (…) You are not going to make me say: ‘It is I who must win it’.Modric won the UEFA and FIFA Player of the Year awards after a stellar campaign that saw him play a key role in Real Madrid’s Champions League title and Croatia’s run to their first ever World Cup final.
Partick Thistle stopper Conor Hazard says he hopes to bring the calmness and composure he learnt at Celtic to his new team while admitting that he has a little bit of a ‘mental’ sideHazard made his Thistle debut in the draw with Dundee United at Tannadice last weekend and he hopes that the winning mentality he brought with him from Celtic will rub off on his teammates.“Everyone has that wee mental side to them, and if you’re a goalie you’re going to have that, aren’t you?” Hazard told National Scot.“It’s just when to use it and when not to use it.“I think, though, you have to be very calm and collected. At Celtic, you’re trained to be calm and collected in every situation.“It will be the same for me here and I’ll try to have an influence on the back four. Hopefully, everyone’s calm and collected on the ball, can take it in any scenario. I’ll certainly be available every time.Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“No matter what situation you’re in you have to be very composed. Obviously at a big club like Celtic you have to be composed on the ball at all costs.“The club competes in the Champions League, Europa League and has won a Double Treble.“The atmosphere I can take off everybody is that everyone can take the ball in any situation and they never get fazed. Hopefully, here we can do the same.“My job’s just to keep the ball out of the back of the net. For as long as I’m here I’ll look to get as many clean sheets as possible.“I’ll also look to bring some of the Celtic atmospheres to the club — be a good, nice lad.”
Soybean growers from Illinois, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota visit a Cambodian fish farm where the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council is supporting WISHH’s collaboration with WorldFish on aquaculture feeding demonstrations using soy-based feeds.ASA/WISHH’s delegation of U.S. soybean growers recently headed to Cambodia and Myanmar, where they saw first-hand WISHH’s initiatives to build demand for U.S. soy through aquaculture feed, as well as human food.The group participated in the launch of WISHH’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) – Cambodia project. In addition, they toured Cambodia’s Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN) at the Royal University of Agriculture, a fish hatchery, animal feed store and more.Cambodia’s GDP has increased by more than 7 percent per year since 2011, growing the demand for animal and aquaculture-sourced protein. CAST’s anticipated local economic impact exceeds $300 million over the life of the project, and Cambodia’s aquaculture industry demand for soybean protein is projected to reach 100,000 metric tons per year by 2030.While in Southeast Asia, the soybean growers also visited enterprises in Myanmar where WISHH is leading USDA-funded activities to grow the soy food market, and where USSEC is active in the animal feed and aquaculture sectors.WISHH Program Committee Members traveling to Southeast Asia include: Chairman Daryl Cates (Ill), Craig Converse (SD), Scott Gaffner (Ill.), and Dawn Scheier (SD). Also joining were North Dakota Soybean Council Director Daniel Mock, and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council Board Members Kyle Durham, Tim Gottman, Bob Littleton, and Director of Business Development Tony Stafford. WISHH Executive Director Liz Hare, Asia Division Director Alan Poock, and CAST Chief of Party Jim Hershey staffed the trip.
A semi-trailer truck that crashed into a pole on state Highway 14 east of Washougal has disrupted westbound traffic on the highway. The crash, which was reported at 8:39 a.m., occurred at milepost 21 near the Skamania County line and caused downed power lines that were reportedly sparking on the road and started to burn nearby trees, according to emergency dispatchers. East County Fire & Rescue was dispatched to extinguish the flames. No injuries were reported. Clark Public Utilities crews responded to cut the power and plan to work until 5 p.m. to replace the power pole. Washington State Department of Transportation flaggers will be on scene. Motorists can expect delays. Eighteen customers in Camas and Washougal experienced outages due to the crash, but their power was restored by 1:35 p.m.The truck left the roadway and crashed into a ditch.Crews are on scene now working to unload the trailer and tow the truck.
Property organisation TMgroup has introduced financial wellbeing workshops for its 142 UK-based employees.The workshops, which are delivered by The Tonic as part of a wider employee wellbeing programme, cover topics such as how to take control of daily finances, how to cope with financial shock, emergency funds, and how to achieve financial objectives.The sessions will be run twice a year in the organisation’s Swindon and Glasgow offices, with workshops repeated at different times throughout the day to ensure as many staff as possible can attend. Home-based sales employees are encouraged to attend the office-based sessions or to take part via a conference call.The first workshops were held this month in Swindon, with the Glasgow-based sessions scheduled for February 2017. The workshops will run again for both sites in October 2017.The financial wellbeing workshops were introduced as part of the organisation’s wider employee wellbeing programme, which was launched in 2016 and then further expanded for 2017. The employee wellbeing programme covers areas such as physical fitness, work-life balance, healthy behaviours, mental wellbeing, healthy finances and healthy community.The wellbeing programme builds on the existing benefits offered to employees, including discounted gym membership, two weeks’ paid paternity leave, two paid days off a year for volunteering, private medical insurance, childcare vouchers, free fruit and cereal, and free eye tests.Paul Albone, managing director at TMgroup, said: “Financial wellbeing has a knock-on effect to other areas of everyday life. As a business, we wanted to provide our employees with guidance and support on how best to plan financially to allow them to be happy and healthy.”
St. Vincent To Reinvent “The Picture Of Dorian Gray” St. Vincent To Direct New Lionsgate Film st-vincent-reinvent-picture-dorian-gray Twitter Lionsgate reveals plans to adapt the Oscar Wilde classic with a female title role and St. Vincent in the director’s chairNate HertweckGRAMMYs Aug 16, 2017 – 12:38 pm GRAMMY.comOscar Wilde’s 1890 novel, The Picture Of Dorian Gray, is the ultimate story of life imitating art. Now, Lionsgate has announced a film adaptation of the classic directed by none other than GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 2, 2014 – 10:58 pm St. Vincent: Michael Jackson Memories And Her Singular Sound News Email Facebook This is not Clark’s first go at directing — she premiered a short film called Birthday Party as part of a horror anthology at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, a piece she co-wrote, scored and directed.It’s also not the first film adaptation of the only novel Wilde ever published. MGM produced the best-know incarnation in 1945. But according to Variety, Lionsgate has added a twist to Wilde’s tale for this version: the title character will be a woman.Film writer David Birke has also been brought on to handle script duties.In the meantime, St. Vincent heads out on a European and American tour starting in October.Read More: Josh Groban To Appear On “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
The Anchorage flag flying at the Loussac Library in Anchorage. (Photo by Victoria Petersen, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)It’s bright yellow and only flown in only a couple spots around the city. Few people have probably seen Anchorage’s municipal flag, but it plays an important role in the city’s symbolism.Listen nowAbigail Ash says she goes to the Anchorage public library at least two to three times a week.“I noticed the flag, but I didn’t know what it stood for,” Abigail Ash said. “My daughter’s even come here and they’re like ‘what’s that?’ It’s like ‘I have no clue’,”Ash is referring to the municipal flag, which flies next to the U.S. flag and the state flag at the library.Most people don’t notice it, or know what it stands for. Don Burgman also frequents the library about twice a week.“I look at the flags, all three of them, and occasionally I notice they’re at half mast and I’m curious about why,” Burgman said. “But I never noticed it was the city flag. Now that I know that I’ll appreciate it,”The library and museum are among the few places in Anchorage where you can see the flag flying in the wind. Both Burgman and Ash agree that Anchorage needs a city flag, and that they’d like to see it around more.The flag features the municipal seal, designed with Captain Cook’s ship the Resolution, a nod to the explorer’s history with Anchorage. It has a large anchor and a small airplane to symbolize Anchorage as a port and as the air crossroads of the world. The seal sits on a field of bright yellow, and the words “Anchorage, Alaska” adorn the top and the bottom of the seal.Juneau’s flag, recognized by some vexillologists as one of the worst city flags (Courtesy of the city of Juneau)Ted Kaye is a vexillologist, which means he studies the design of flags. Kaye lives in Portland and is the secretary for the North American Vexillological Association. He says poorly designed city flags are flown less. Which may explain why few Anchorage residents recognize their flag.“I like to say that in every bad flag design, there’s a good flag design trying to get out. Anchorage’s flag is no exception,” Kaye said. “It has great imagery, an anchor for Anchorage is just super. But writing the words Anchorage, Alaska on the flag, in a sense, shows that Anchorage is insecure about its symbolism.”Kaye has written numerous books about flag design, including one about the history and design of 150 different city flags across the nation. He says his researchers found nearly nothing gathering information about Anchorage’s flag page.“We know what the design represents, but we didn’t know who had designed it or exactly when. That was just not available to our researchers when we contacted Anchorage,” Kaye said.After reaching out to the museum, the Mayor’s office and the library, it was discovered that Anchorage artist Joan Kimura was the original designer. A longtime artist in Anchorage, Kimura taught art at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and formerly the Anchorage Community College from 1973 to 1994. The UAA Kimura Art Gallery is named in her family’s honor.Kimura submitted an acrylic painting of her flag design for a contest the city was having in 1973. It’s almost exactly the same as the flag flying at the museum and the library today.In 1975, in a Anchorage Assembly resolution, the seal design from the flag was adopted as the official seal for the city of Anchorage, the same seal the municipality uses today.The North American Vexillological Association ranked Anchorage’s city flag 29th out of 150 in a survey on city flags across the nation in 2004. The flag received a score of 5.3 out of 10. Juneau’s city flag is rated one of the worst city flags in the survey at 134th, with a score of 2.7.North Pole’s flag, which has a design of Santa Claus on it. (Courtesy of the city of North Pole)Thorne Bay, Wrangell, Wasilla, Homer, Houston and Ketchikan are a handful of other cities in Alaska that have official flags. North Pole features Santa Claus on their flag. Seward’s flag was chosen in 2016 from a contest that featured art from over 350 schoolchildren.Some might ask why a city flag is important. Kaye says flags can be used for people to identify with and to rally around.“City flags look both inward and outward,” Kaye said. “Inward they create a sense of identity to tie the residents together and help define who they are. Outward a flag creates a brand to represent the city to the outside world.Residents see the municipal seal everywhere, from liquor licenses, to ballots, to the sides of municipal vehicles. However, spotting it flying is far rarer.