Arrest made in case where mother fought off man who allegedly tried

first_imgWINNIPEG – A suspect has been arrested in a case where police say a Winnipeg mother had to fight off a man who tried to abduct her four-year-old daughter.Police over the weekend asked for the public’s help in locating 26-year-old Ruben Kyle Mawakeesick after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with the alleged abduction that occurred late last month.Police say help from the public led them to a home Sunday afternoon, where they allege Mawakeesick resisted arrest and assaulted two officers.The mother was walking with her daughter last Thursday when police say a man grabbed the girl and attempted to leave with her.They say the mother fought the suspect and was able to safely retrieve her daughter.Police say the mother suffered a minor injury, and that the girl wasn’t physically harmed.They said after the incident that it appeared to have been random.Mawakeesick faces numerous charges that include abduction of person under 14 and sexual assault, as well as additional charges stemming from his arrest.Police allege that in addition to assaulting the officers, he also committed an indecent act while in custody at the police station.last_img read more

BC premier rejects call to dump Speaker Darryl Plecas as legislature breaks

first_imgThe Canadian Press VICTORIA — The spring session in British Columbia’s legislature is wrapping up amid more political turmoil as Premier John Horgan rejects calls to replace Speaker Darryl Plecas.Horgan says he hasn’t been officially approached by the Opposition to replace Plecas with a Liberal member, but his answer in any case would be still be no.Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson told the legislature on the last day of the spring session that Plecas has embarked upon “intrusions” of employees of the legislature, including examining their workplaces.Plecas didn’t deny the allegations and told reporters that he’s head of security at the legislature and wants to ensure people’s data is secure.The NDP is governing with the support of the three Green party members in the legislature and Plecas was tossed out of the Liberal caucus shortly after taking the job as Speaker in 2017.A report by Plecas alleging misconduct and overspending by two top legislative officials resulted in former clerk Craig James taking early retirement, while sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz was cleared but remains on suspension amid a police investigation.last_img read more

Manitoba Mountie accused of shooting at jeep without cause after traffic chase

first_imgWINNIPEG — An RCMP officer has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, criminal negligence and other charges stemming from an on-duty shooting.Const. Abram Letkeman is on trial for the death of Steven Campbell during a traffic stop in Thompson, Man., in November 2015.At the time, the independent agency that investigates serious actions involving Manitoba police said the officer tried to stop a vehicle that was driving erratically.It said he fired his gun when the vehicle suddenly accelerated and struck him.One of the first witnesses at the trial was Campbell’s partner, Lori Flett, who testified that he did not have a weapon and that his hands were not on the steering wheel when the officer fired shots through the windshield.Under cross-examination, Flett admitted to having trouble remembering some events that day, and also said she had been drinking and has used cocaine.The trial is scheduled to last two weeks.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

New York train derails killing four 67 injured

first_imgNew York— A train hurtled off the tracks in a New York suburb Sunday, killing at least four people, injuring 67 and coming perilously close to ploughing into a freezing river.New York emergency services launched a major rescue operation after the train careered off rails in the Bronx district as it headed for Grand Central station in Manhattan, with passengers giving accounts of horrific injuries.The New York fire department said four people were killed, 11 people seriously injured and another 56 had minor injuries. Officials said some of the passengers were “impaled” by debris as the train derailed. Others had to be cut free from the tangle of metal and suitcases on board.At least one passenger said the train was going faster than normal at the time the accident occurred. The train driver’s wagon came to rest only a few feet from the Hudson and Harlem rivers that join close to Spuyten Duyvil station which the train was about to enter.All seven of the train’s cars came off the tracks. Two carriages were left completely on their side after being thrown in the air by the derailment. Two others also left the track.More than 130 firefighters were quickly on the scene using air cushions to stabilize the wagons.Divers searched the rivers in case passengers were hurled into the frigid water by the force of the derailment. Three of the dead were thrown from the train, police said.Philip Banks, a top New York police official, told reporters more than 100 people were believed to be on the train which had left the town of Poughkeepsie at 6:00am (1100 GMT).The accident happened about 80 minutes later at the end of a curved stretch of track leading into Spuyten Duyvil.A freight train had derailed on a nearby stretch of track earlier this year.But passenger Frank Tatulli told WABC TV that the commuter train was going “a lot faster” than normal as it went into the bend. Other travelers gave similar accounts.The unnamed train driver survived the crash, police said, and was being treated for minor injuries. He was to be questioned by accident investigators later Sunday, they said.Sunday marks the end of America’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend and a surge of travelers was expected.The White House said that President Barack Obama had been briefed on the accident. New York state governor Andrew Cuomo went to the scene and he said the accident had cast a shadow over the Thanksgiving holidays.“Families have not yet been notified, so we’ll be working on that now,” Cuomo said.“Let’s all say a prayer and remember those people who we lost this morning and their families and we’ll let the first responders do their job.”Train services in the region were suspended because of the derailment and the accident, which will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).last_img read more

Government asserts commitment to National unity

The Minister said that the stand on reconciliation was asserted following the 70th anniversary celebrations of the United National Party held over the weekend. He also noted that attempts were made to prevent the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from holding a successful event to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the SLFP recently but that failed. The Government is committed to National unity, Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa said.He said that the cohabitation Government will work towards establishing reconciliation after taking over a country which was divided. Premadasa said that the large turnout at the SLFP and the UNP events was a clear indication of the strength of both parties.The Minister said that the unity between the UNP and SLFP has prevented those who made money out of the war from getting a place in society. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Sniffer dogs to be purchased to boost security at BIA

Accordingly, a proposal made by Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva, to purchase 20 sniffer dogs and deploy them in Bandaranaike International Airport, was approved by the cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette) The Government has decided to purchase 20 sniffer dogs to boost security at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).The Government says it is important to deploy sniffer dogs that can identify explosives, firearms, drugs, money and illegal items in airports for the protection of civil aviation services. read more

Vice Chair Fischer suggests incoming data markets could tip Fed to rate

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Aug 28, 2015 10:16 am MDT Last Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Vice Chair Fischer suggests incoming data, markets could tip Fed to rate hike in September FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer listens during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Fischer said Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, that incoming economic data and market developments will likely determine whether the Fed boosts interest rates in September. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) WASHINGTON – What once seemed a sure bet — that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September — suddenly appears less certain following a wild week of stock market turbulence.The market’s ride and how the Fed will react provide the backdrop for the annual high-profile economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Fed Chair Janet Yellen decided to skip this year’s meeting, so Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is commanding top attention, with investors eagerly parsing his every word.Fischer’s message: Incoming economic data and market developments over the next two weeks will play crucial roles in determining whether the Fed raises interest rates at its September meeting.In an interview Friday with CNBC, Fischer acknowledged that before the recent market volatility, “there was a pretty strong case” for a rate hike at the Sept. 16-17 meeting, though it wasn’t conclusive. Now, the jury is out because the Fed needs to assess the economic impact of events in China and on Wall Street.But Fischer said Fed officials realize that they need to act before data requires them to hike rates to alleviate inflation.“When the case is overwhelming, if you wait that long, you will be waiting too long,” Fischer said. “There is always uncertainty, and we will just have to recognize that.”Fischer tried to reassure markets, as Yellen has, that when the Fed begins to raise rates, it plans to do so very gradually. The Fed’s key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late December 2008.Fischer said the first move would nudge that up by a quarter-point to a range of 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent and then pausing to monitor the impact. He said with that small increase, rates will still be historically low, continuing to provide support to consumer and business borrowers.“We will be adjusting the knob slightly,” he said.Fischer said his “confidence is pretty high” that low levels of inflation will head toward the Fed’s target of 2 per cent as temporary effects from a big drop in energy prices fade. A government report Friday showed that the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation is up just 1.2 per cent over the past 12 months. It has been below 2 per cent for the past three years.Fischer will deliver more comments on inflation in a formal speech to the conference on Saturday.Other Fed officials who have spoken since the market turmoil hit with force have hinted at a delay. But they haven’t ruled out a hike in mid-September.William Dudley, president of the New York Federal Reserve, helped ignite a Wall Street rally this week when he told reporters that the case for raising rates in September was “less compelling to me” that it had been a few weeks ago, before sudden fears about China’s economy upset global markets.But Dudley added that the notion of a rate hike “could become more compelling by the time of the meeting as we get additional information” about the economy.Esther George, president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve, which sponsors the Jackson Hole conference, said she was taking a “wait and see” approach.“We’ve seen data that suggests the economy is strong enough to act. So we’ll see what happens by the September meeting,” George, who doesn’t have a vote on the Fed’s policy committee this year under the committee’s rotating system, told Fox Business Network.George has long argued that the Fed must soon begin raising rates to avoid instability in the markets. She is among officials known as “hawks,” who tend to worry that rates kept too low for too long could escalate inflation or fuel asset bubbles.So far, the hawks have remained in the minority, outnumbered by the Fed’s “doves,” including Yellen. They typically stress the need to keep job growth strong and to raise inflation closer to the Fed’s target.Both camps have data they can point to support their views. The U.S. economy has been performing well. The government estimated Thursday that the economy grew at a healthy 3.7 per cent annual rate in the April-June quarter. And the unemployment rate is at a seven-year low of 5.3 per cent.But doves worry that the economy remains vulnerable to shocks, such as a major slowdown in China. They also point to lower-than-optimal inflation, depressed by a strengthening dollar and shrunken oil prices.The debate isn’t confined to the Fed’ s boardroom. This week, two prominent Harvard economists — Martin Feldstein and Lawrence Summers — wrote dueling opinion pieces.Feldstein wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the market turmoil argued for the Fed to move without delay. Summers, in the Financial Times, urged delay saying a rate hike now “risks tipping some part of the financial system into crisis, with unpredictable and dangerous results.”Many analysts believe with all the new uncertainty, the Fed will be hesitant to raise rates next month.“It isn’t just the market turbulence but global weakness which could raise questions about their targets for inflation and unemployment,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. She said she had pushed back her date for the first hike from September to December.“There is just too much volatility, too much to be scared of,” said David Wyss, an economics professor at Brown University. read more

Nikola Karabatic two months out

French handballhandball injuryMontpellier handballNikola Karabatic One of the best World’s handballers, Nikola Karabatic (26) was injured in Champions League match of his Montpellier in Veszprem (26:27). Former player of THW Kiel, winner of all titles with French national team and probably the most known handball player in the World, injured left quadriceps muscle and first prognosis are that he can’t for next six to eight weeks.If we know that Daniel Narcisse is out of the court for a months because his knee surgery, France will be in difficult situation before World Championship in Sweden in January 2011. Also, right wing from BM Valladolid, Guillaume Joli is injured in a EHF CL match in Switzerland and has to pause the next 10 days. ← Previous Story Oltchim Valcea must win! Next Story → Bielecki will be awarded by the Polish Government read more

Unreal engine development kit gets iPhoneiPad support tomorrow

first_imgEpic Games has recently stunned us with the latest build of the Unreal Engine, but they’ve also surprised game developers by allowing free access to the engine and development kit. While that allowed for some great PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 projects to be started by indie developers, there was one key platform missing: iOS.That’s set to change tomorrow as Epic is releasing an engine update that adds iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad support. Now the same game, albeit with some fine-tuning per platform, can make an appearance on multiple devices including Apple’s ever-growing App Store.AdChoices广告If you need some idea of what Unreal Engine games look like on the iPhone, look no further than Epic’s own Infinity Blade released last week:The cost of using the Unreal Engine comes after you’ve actually released a game. If it’s a free game there is no cost. Paid for, and you incur a 25% royalty charge after your game has managed $5,000 in sales. There’s also a $99 fee for releasing on iPhone.Read more at GamesIndustry.bizMatthew’s OpinionThis is an important addition for the Unreal Engine, as it brings it inline with one of its competitors for indie developers: Unity. Both engines offer an attractive solution for games development. Unreal has the reputation and name recognition across the industry, where as Unity has built a community based on providing a complete solution at a very low price.Using an engine for the development of iOS games looked in doubt earlier this year when Apple decided to change the rules and restrict development tools as well as block Adobe Flash use. But then the company changed its mind and relaxed the rules. Now more companies are lining up to offer solutions for the device, especially as professional development houses look to release key IP on the mobile platforms.last_img read more

How I Spend My Money A bank branch worker on €23500 who

first_img 06.02.19 How I Spend My Money: A logistics manager on €37,000 on maternity leave who dreads the thought of going back to work Today’s total: €5.50Friday7:20am – I wake up, shower, hit the road and arrive at work by 9:00am.12:00pm – I have some errands to run at lunch, so I grab food while I’m out. I find a nice small café and get chips, sausages and eggs with a coffee, which comes to €9.50.5:45pm – I finish work and head back down to my boyfriend’s house. I pick up garlic bread and ice-cream on the way (€4.50) and we have spaghetti bolognese for dinner.8:00pm – We watch some of The West Wing online. He has watched it all before, but I’m just starting season two – it’s incredible! We go to bed around 11:00pm Today’s total: €14Saturday8:30am – I’m up early since I have to go to work this morning. I don’t normally work Saturdays, but the overtime is really good, so I jump at the opportunity.10:00am – I arrive at work and grab a coffee from Insomnia (€3.25). Coffee prices in Dublin are crazy, I almost always make it in work, but this morning I just needed that extra kick. I use my reusable coffee cup since my boyfriend is always hounding me about it.1:00pm – Finished work for the day. I stop by Carphone Warehouse and move my deal from prepay to bill pay. I’ve been considering this for ages because I always run out of credit as I tend to call people quite a bit. It costs me nothing up front. After that, I’m absolutely starving so I grab a double cheeseburger and twisty fries from McDonalds (€4).3:00pm – I land in at home and change quickly because I’m meeting friends in town for the rugby match. I top my Leap Card by €15 and head for the bus.4:00pm – I get into town. I’ve been planning to buy a good warm jacket for some time now. I do a bit of hiking and have some trips coming up, so I definitely need something soon. I’ve done plenty of research so know exactly what I want. I head to the shop and buy the jacket I wanted (€180). I pay with my credit card – this is a problem for future me. I know I should be saving more, but I really do need this jacket, so I’d have to get it sooner or later. Besides, I wanted to treat myself for working that morning.4:30pm – I get to the pub and buy a drink (€6.10). We go to another few pubs after the match and I spend another €25.60 on drinks throughout the night. My friends earn a good bit more than me and buy a few more rounds too. We all share a taxi back to my friend’s place and we have another drink there. I crash on their couch for the night.Today’s total: €233.95Sunday12:00pm – I get up and get the Dart into town and then another bus down to my boyfriend’s place. We pretty much just lounge around for the day watching TV and chatting. I had a dodgy takeaway the night before so I don’t feel great – all the drinks didn’t help either, but I’ll never blame alcohol. I vomited when I woke up, much to the enjoyment of my friends who were glad their hangovers weren’t as bad. Today’s total: €0Weekly subtotal: €272.10What I’ve learned:I actually didn’t spend that much this week besides the jacket. And I did a big shop on the Sunday, so didn’t buy much groceries this week.As much as I can, I buy my groceries in bulk for a full week. If I don’t do this, I just end up buying stuff in the nearest Centra or Spar, which can get very pricey.My car is a big cost every month. I bought it when I was on better money in Cork and I’d honestly be lost without it. I live a good bit outside Dublin city and I really can’t deal with 40 minutes on a bus any time I need to do a shop or something like that.My monthly shops can be quite expensive. I want to start eating less red and processed meat – for the cost and the environmental factor. I like cod, but the texture of a lot of other fish is hard to stomach.I didn’t use the gym once this week, there’s always next week right?Are you a spender, a saver or a splurger? We’re looking for readers who will keep a money diary for a week. If you’re interested send a mail to  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 60,292 Views Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 8:01 PM How I Spend My Money: A bank branch worker on €23,500 who made the move to Dublin to find a long-term career He is studying in his spare time so he can start to move up the ladder at work. Feb 24th 2019, 8:02 PM By reader 58 Comments Share5 Tweet Email4 Short URL WELCOME TO HOW I Spend My Money, a series on that runs on Wednesdays and Sundays and looks at what people in Ireland really do with their cash.We’re asking readers to keep a record of how much they earn, how much they save, if anything, and what they spend their money on over the course of one week. Want to take part? Details on how to do it are at the bottom of the piece.Each money diary is submitted by readers just like you. When reading and commenting, bear in mind that their situation will not be relatable for everyone, it is simply an account of a week in their shoes.  Last time, a chartered surveyor on €50,000 who is living between Dublin and the west of Ireland wrote about her urge to move back home. Today, a bank worker who is studying in his spare time writes about how he spends his money. Occupation: Branch staff with a large bankAge: 24Location: North County DublinSalary: €23,500Monthly pay (net): €1,690Monthly expensesRent: €550Car repayments: €300Car insurance: €95Diesel: €60-€90 (Depending on whether or not I drive home at the weekends)Pension: I pay €42.25 a month and my employer pays €185Household bills: €50Phone bill: €30Groceries: €130-€180Gym membership: €23.99Tea fund at work: €5Savings: Whatever I can afford at the end of the monthI moved to Dublin from Cork to start working in a bank. I was looking for more of a long-term career and the weekends off are nice. I took a €6,500 pay cut making the move. It’s not too big a cut, but I most certainly miss that extra bit of cash each month and the sharp increases in living costs don’t help.At the moment the pay isn’t great, but it should go up over the next 12 months if I pass my QFA (Qualified Financial Advisor) exams that the bank is paying for.I’m renting a room in Dublin. The cost means I can’t save much, which isn’t ideal, but it is what it is. At some stage I’d like to transfer to a branch back home, but my focus is on my exams right now.***Monday7:45am – I wake up, jump in the shower, get dressed quickly and head straight out the door. I’m never really hungry when I wake up, so I’ll normally have something to eat when I get into work. It takes me about 50 minutes to drive to work, I arrived just before 9:00am. I catch up on last week’s paperwork and make a cup of tea and a bagel for breakfast.12:00pm – I take my lunch, it’s a bit earlier than I’d prefer, but it’s just the way it works out today. I always have lunch in work, we have a kitchen and there’s nowhere around to get lunch – it helps with saving too. I have scrambled egg and brown bread. The brown bread comes from the tea fund at work and I bought the eggs last Friday. I have a coffee as well.5:00pm – I finish work and hit the road. Traffic is always heavy around this time and it takes just over an hour to get home.6:00pm – I cook some dinner and make spaghetti bolognese. I make enough for lunch tomorrow in work as well.7:00pm – I watch a small bit of TV before doing a bit of study for the QFAs. I only manage about an hour before giving up.8:30pm – I go down and chat to my housemates for an hour or so before feeling guilty about doing such little study. In the end I head back up and do about another hour.10:00pm – I call it a night.Today’s total: €0Tuesday7:30am – I wake up, grab a bowl of cereal, jump in the shower and head out the door.9:00am – I arrive in work, make a cup of tea and start some paperwork.12:00pm – At lunchtime, I have my leftovers from dinner with me, so I have that and a cup of coffee.5:20pm – I get out of work. I head into town to pick my boyfriend up and we go back to his place. We buy a cooked pizza each for dinner (€4.50) and I get a large Dairy Milk for later (€1.50).8:00pm – We go to the cinema to see Vice. It’s a really good movie, would highly recommend. Tickets are €10 each and we each pay our own way.11:00pm – We go back to my boyfriend’s house and I stay the night there.Today’s total: €16Wednesday7:20am – I wake up and shower. The drive is a bit longer from my boyfriend’s house, so I leave earlier.9:00am – I get into work and make a coffee and have some toast.12:00pm – At lunchtime, I go to a small shop across the road and buy some eggs (€1.50). I have scrambled eggs and toast for lunch and another coffee – work is very quiet so I’m really struggling to stay motivated today.5:30pm – I finish up at work and head home. Traffic isn’t as bad as usual.6:10pm – I arrive home and land myself on the couch for about an hour before deciding to make some homemade burgers. I realise I don’t have any burger buns so I pop down to the shop to buy some (€1.15).8:30pm – I’ve had the heating on for the last two hours, but this house doesn’t seem to keep any heat in. It’s still freezing, so I jump into bed and do some work on my laptop. Today’s total: €2.65Thursday7:20am – I wake up, shower and have a bowl of cereal and then I’m out the door.12:00pm – At lunch, I have the same as usual. Scrambled eggs and toast with a mug of coffee.5:30pm – I finish work and head down to my boyfriend’s house. We get pizza again (€4.50) and some Haribo (€1).8:00pm – One of our friends calls over for the evening and we have tea and catch up with each other. My exams are in May, so I feel bad about not doing any study, but I tell myself I’ll do more as the time gets closer.11:00pm – Bedtime.  Related Readlast_img read more

Makris backs Kangaroo Island daily ferry

first_imgSouth Australia’s richest man Con Makris is behind a bid to launch a daily Kangaroo Island ferry service between the island and Glenelg.The high-speed ferry will take off from the revamped Holdfast Shores Marina and transport 400 people to Kingscote, on Kangaroo Island.The Makris Group is working in conjunction with Caj Amadio to lobby the state government to endorse the pedestrian ferry, which will make the journey in just under two hours. In 2006, Mr Makris partnered with SeaLink to establish a short-lived catamaran service from Glenelg.A spokesman for Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis confirmed discussions were underway with department officials and the plan’s benefits were “being considered”.“Any proposal would have to meet the regulatory and development obligations of any project in this state,” the spokesman told Adelaide Now. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Don de moelle osseuse pourquoi et comment donner sa moelle osseuse

first_imgDon de moelle osseuse : pourquoi et comment donner sa moelle osseuse ?Du 25 au 30 mars, a lieu la 8ème semaine de mobilisation en faveur du don volontaire de moelle osseuse (DVMO) organisée à l’initiative de l’Agence de la biomédecine (ABM) et en collaboration avec l’Etablissement français du sang. L’occasion d’en savoir plus sur ce don un peu particulier. La moelle osseuse est une structure essentielle de notre organisme qui se situe, comme son nom l’indique, au coeur même des os. Ce tissu renferme les cellules souches hématopoïétiques (CSH), autrement dit celles qui sont à l’origine de toutes les cellules sanguines. Chaque jour, la moelle osseuse permet ainsi la création de milliards de cellules qui peuvent aussi bien être des globules blancs (leucocytes), des globules rouges (hématies) ou des plaquettes. Autant de structures qui sont indispensables à notre corps pour fonctionner et se défendre. Or, dans certaines maladies telles que des leucémies ou d’autres pathologies graves du sang, certaines cellules viennent à manquer. C’est pourquoi le don de moelle osseuse est aussi important. Néanmoins, comme pour le don du sang, il existe certaines conditions à respecter destinées à protéger le donneur comme le receveur. Puis-je donner de la moelle osseuse ?Pour devenir donneur de moelle osseuse, il faut être âgé de plus de 18 ans et de moins de 51 ans à la date de l’inscription (le don peut ensuite se faire jusqu’à 60 ans). Il faut également être en parfaite santé et ne souffrir d’aucune des conditions précisées dans les contre-indications. Ainsi, toute personne souffrant d’affections cardiaques, d’hypertension artérielle, d’affections respiratoires, de maladies du système nerveux ou ayant des antécédents de cancer ne pourra pas donner.De même, les affections métaboliques comme le diabète ou l’insuffisance hépatique, les antécédents d’embolie pulmonaire, les affections neuromusculaires ou la surcharge pondérale importante font également partie des contre-indications. De façon plus générale, toute prise de médicament à long terme (sauf contraception) empêche toute inscription en tant que donneur de moelle. Comment s’inscrire pour un don de moelle osseuse ? L’inscription se déroule en plusieurs étapes. La première consiste à se pré-inscrire à l’aide d’un formulaire sur internet, sur papier ou par téléphone. Suite à cette inscription, le centre d’accueil le plus proche va convoquer le donneur potentiel à un premier rendez-vous médical. Celui-ci va consister à évaluer l’état de santé du candidat grâce à un questionnaire de santé et à un entretien médical avec un médecin qui posera plusieurs questions sur sa santé actuelle et passée. Une prise de sang est également réalisée afin d’établir le typage HLA du candidat. Ceci va servir à identifier les caractéristiques de la moelle osseuse de l’individu afin de pouvoir les comparer à celles des malades qui ont besoin d’une greffe. En effet, pour qu’un malade puisse recevoir une greffe de moelle osseuse, il faut que le donneur possède les mêmes marqueurs spécifiques que ce dernier. Une fois ces étapes réalisées et si aucune contre-indication n’est apparue, l’inscription du donneur sur le Registre France Greffe de Moelle est validée. Néanmoins, il possède toujours le droit d’y renoncer et ce, sans avoir à fournir de justification. Comment se déroule un don de moelle osseuse ? Une fois le donneur inscrit sur le registre, celui-ci ne sera contacté que si un patient ayant besoin d’une greffe et ne pouvant avoir de donneur familial, est compatible. Ceci peut se produire rapidement après l’inscription, longtemps après voire jamais, les chances de compatibilité étant faibles. Si tel est le cas, le centre va contacter le donneur afin de fixer la date du prélèvement qui se fera entre un et trois mois plus tard.  Trois semaines avant le don, le donneur doit passer un entretien médical ainsi que des examens clinique et sanguins destinés à déceler toute contre-indication. Si le feu vert est donné, celui-ci doit alors prendre rendez-vous auprès du Tribunal de grande instance dont il dépend afin d’y déposer un consentement formel pour le don. Ceci atteste qu’il a été correctement informé de la procédure. Passées ces étapes, le don peut avoir lieu à l’hôpital ou dans un centre de l’Etablissement français du sang (EFS). Comment la moelle osseuse est-elle prélevée ?  Le prélèvement peut se faire de deux façons différentes : il peut s’agir d’un prélèvement par aphérèse ou d’un prélèvement par ponction dans les os postérieurs du bassin. C’est le médecin qui va décider en fonction des besoins du malade d’opter pour l’une ou l’autre des techniques. En effet, la première ne permet de recueillir que les cellules souches hématopoïétiques en grande quantité alors que la seconde permet d’obtenir à la fois les CSH et leur milieu environnant.Le prélèvement de moelle osseuse par aphérèse consiste à récupérer dans le sang du donneur les cellules de la moelle osseuse. Pour cela, le donneur reçoit pendant quelques jours par injection sous-cutanée un médicament qui va stimuler la production de ces cellules et les faire passer dans le sang. Le médicament est identique à ce qui est fabriqué naturellement par le corps. Cette technique nécessite un à deux prélèvements d’une durée de 4 heures environ.Le prélèvement par ponction dans les os postérieurs du bassin consiste comme son nom l’indique à aller chercher les CSH directement dans la moelle osseuse au niveau d’os bien particuliers. Cette intervention se fait sous anesthésie générale et nécessite 48 heures d’hospitalisation. Le volume prélevé est alors calculé en fonction du poids du donneur et de celui du malade. Contrairement à certaines fausses idées, ce type de prélèvement ne présente aucun risque de paralysie. Il est donc sans danger excepté les risques classiques liés à l’anesthésie.Comment se passe l’après-don ? Une fois prélevées, les cellules du donneur seront acheminées vers l’hôpital greffeur où le receveur sera transfusé dans un délai de 12 à 36 heures, la moelle osseuse ne se conservant pas longtemps. Le donneur verra lui les cellules de sa moelle se reconstituer rapidement après le prélèvement. A sa sortie, des questionnaires lui seront remis afin de suivre son état de santé le jour du prélèvement, un mois et un an après.  À lire aussiSemaine de mobilisation pour le don de moelle osseuse du 8 au 14 marsSelon la loi, ce don est totalement anonyme : ainsi, ni le donneur, ni le receveur ne connaitra l’identité de l’autre. En outre, le don est totalement gratuit, aucune rémunération ne peut être perçue et tous les frais médicaux sont pris en charge.Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur le site Le 25 mars 2013 à 18:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Google Drive is Now a Piracy Paradise

first_img All of us here at absolutely obey every internet law there is. But not everyone online can be the paragons of cyber virtue we are. Piracy is huge on the web, in case you didn’t know. You’re never more than a few mouse clicks away from stealing all the free movies, TV shows, video games, music, pornography, and anything else you want. And these days the best place for pirates to look isn’t some shady back alley but our old friend Google Drive.screenshot via NDTVAs the internet becomes more domesticated, and big companies assert more control, specific piracy sites don’t stick around for that long anymore. Torrenting, while perfectly legal in theory, is so commonly used for piracy that no one host can avoid the long arm on the law forever. Only The Pirate Bay, which spells out its mission right in its name, has had enough muscle to bounce back from numerous shutdowns.So as a general file-hosting site that’s a part of the bigger Google umbrella, Google Drive has a safety, and a stability pirates can’t find at other sites. The nature of Google Drive also allows for some pretty clever workarounds to avoid copyright strikes.Sometimes pirates will share straight-up pirated files with each other through Google Drive, taking advantage of the generous storage space, but other times they’ll privately send documents with links to the content elsewhere. This could be a download link or a copy of the stolen movie uploaded unlisted steaming on YouTube where it’s harder to remove.Heck, some pirates even pass along the bootleg links inside custom maps made in My Maps because no one is checking those. Sharing illicit codes inside maps leading to hidden stolen treasure is such a pirate thing to do. Who knew so many people wanted to watch The Hitman’s Bodyguard?The companies that own this copyrighted material already aren’t pleased with Google given how easy it is for anyone to present that content on YouTube. So naturally, they want the tech giant to do something about the rampant hidden piracy happening via their cloud software, as the thousands of DMCA requests demonstrate. But even if Google does find a way to thwart this latest crafty solution, as long as pirates have more time and smarts than money, they’ll find a new way to take and spread what they want.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target 50 Attorneys General Launch Bipartisan Probe Into GoogleYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation last_img read more

Study makes chilling forecast about Northwest quake tsunami

first_imgSALEM, Ore. — More than 10,000 people could die when — not if — a monster earthquake and tsunami occur just off the Pacific Northwest coast, a new study predicts.Coastal towns would be inundated. Schools, buildings and bridges would collapse, and economic damage could hit $32 billion.The chilling report by the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission was presented Thursday to Oregon legislators.In 2011, the Legislature authorized the study of what would happen if a quake and tsunami such as the one that devastated Japan hit the Pacific Northwest.The Cascadia Subduction Zone, just off the regional coastline, produced a megaquake in the year 1700. Seismic experts say another monster quake and tsunami are overdue.“This earthquake will hit us again,” Kent Yu, an engineer and chair of the commission, told legislators. “It’s just a matter of how soon.”When it hits, the report says, there will be devastation and death from Northern California to British Columbia.Many Oregon communities will be left without water, power, heat and telephone service. Gasoline supplies will be disrupted.The 2011 Japan quake and tsunami were a wake-up call for the Pacific Northwest. Governments have been taking a closer look at whether the region is prepared for something similar and discovering it is not.last_img read more

Indians spent 267B on gold in last 10 years

first_imgIndians spent a whopping $267 billion (Rs. 18 lakh crore) on buying gold over the last ten years, even as the prices of the precious metal went up by over 250 percent during the same time. Currently, India is the world’s second biggest consumer of gold, next only to China. Nearly three-fourths of the gold imported by the country is consumed by retail buyers for jewellery.”Even as foreigners were putting in money in Indian equities, Indians were busy buying gold,” said Akhilesh Tilotia of Kotak Equities in a note to NDTV PROFIT.On the flip side, Indians’ interest in gold has negatively impacted the country’s economy, it said.”Indians continued to buy gold thereby precipitating worries of large slippages on the current account deficit. The government progressively imposed customs duties of 10 per cent on the value of gold — imports did come down somewhat, but this helped boost its price in local markets,” according to Kotak Equities.About 77 percent of the gold demand in India in the calendar year 2015 was for jewellery purposes, according to the World Gold Council.”India’s fascination for gold derives from (1) a lack of financial inclusion: gold serves as an easy store of value, is easily monetise-able and is available in reasonably small unit sizes, (2) a hedge against inflation and/or currency depreciation: around half the ‘returns’ of gold to Indian investors over the past 10 years have come from currency depreciation and import restrictions,” the note said.In December last year, All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation had estimated India’s gold imports to increase by 11% to 1,000 tonnes in 2015. A third of gold purchases in the country happens in the December quarter on account of seasonal demand.To keep a check on rising gold imports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched three gold schemes on Nov. 5 last year.Households and institutions in India hold an estimated 22,000 tonnes of gold directly or indirectly, which is worth about $800 billion or 39% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).last_img read more

All appbased cab services in Delhi to ply by metre and on

first_imgThe Delhi government has formulated a policy on app-based cab services in the National Capital terrirory, as per which cabs of these services would run by metre and on government-prescribed rates only. The policy, formulated on the directions of the Delhi High Court while hearing several petitions from radio-taxi operators, is also expected to disallow any surcharge or fare beyond the fixed government rate to be charged.The policy, when implemented, is expected to benefit many Delhi residents who travel by cab. However, in order to be implemented, the policy is to be first approved by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung, who has had a strained relationship with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government in general and Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal in particular. According to the policy, customers who ride cabs that are aggregated by cabs will have to be told at the time of boarding the vehicle the exact fare they will have to pay for the ride. GPS tracking installation would also become mandatory for such cabs when the policy is implemented. This should have a two-fold effect: It would act towards more safety of women travelling in cabs, and also ensure the driver does not take a circuitous route so passengers have to pay more. It may be noted here that several passengers had complained against the arrbitrary “surge pricing” that app-based cab services — more specifically Ola and Uber — had saddled them with during hours of peak demand. This had been the case even when Kejriwal had the odd-even rule tested daily in two instalments.last_img read more

UTI Equity Fund completes 25 years of wealth creation and prosperity declares

first_imgAn Indian money changer shows new Indian rupee currency notes to a customer while sitting on the side of a road in Kolkata on August 23, 2013DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty ImagesUTI Equity Fund was launched in May 1992 and has completed 25 years of Wealth Creation. The Scheme has withstood the changing weather of the Indian economy, from liberalization to digitization.UTI Equity Fund is an open end equity scheme having a corpus of Rs.5344 crore (as on April 30, 2017) and 7.68 lakh investor accounts (as April 30, 2017). The scheme primarily aims at securing for the unitholders capital appreciation by investing the funds of the scheme in equity shares and convertible and non-convertible bonds/debentures of companies with good growth prospects and money market instruments.UTI Equity Fund is a predominantly large-cap focused scheme with 86 per cent of its equity exposure in large-cap stocks as of April 30, 2017.The scheme’s top holding consists of well known and researched companies like HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, IndusInd Bank, HDFC Ltd, ITC, Infosys, Shree Cements , TCS, Kotak Mahendra Bank, ICICI Bank ,Sun Pharmaceuticals and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. which accounts for 56% of the portfolio.The scheme has a proven track record for 25 years and has paid out total dividend of Rs.798 crore during the past 25 years.UTI Equity Fund has generated a return (CAGR) of 12.18 percent against benchmark return of 10.09 percent since inception (April 30, 2017).An amount of Rs.10000/- invested at inception has become Rs.1, 76,297/- at the end of April 2017 as against Rs.1,10,236/- as per benchmark-S&P BSE 100. The scheme has grown 17 times in the last 25 years. The scheme’s consistent performance is also associated with lower volatility or market risk (measured by standard deviation). The volatility of 14.21 per cent is less compared to the S&P BSE 100 of 14.95 per cent over a one-year period ending April 30, 2017.Ajay Tyagi, Executive Vice President and Fund Manager of UTI Equity Fund said: “UTI Equity Scheme follows a well-set Investment Strategy in respect of stock selection and framework for prudent portfolio construction. Investment Strategy involves picking of stocks with strong earnings quality (high operating cash flow and high free cash flow characteristics) and those that can continue to show strong growth into the foreseeable future, thus providing for compounding of wealth. The scheme endeavours to pick high quality businesses in secular growth Industries that can generate economic value through the cycles rather than cyclical industries which are highly volatile.”UTI Equity Fund is suitable for those equity investors who are seeking long term capital growth through investment in equity instruments of companies with good growth prospects.UTI Equity Fund declares tax-free dividend of 28 percent (Rs 2.80 per unit on face value of Rs.10) under dividend option-existing plan and dividend option –direct plan. Pursuant to the payment of dividend, the NAV of the dividend option-existing plan and dividend option-direct plan of the scheme would fall to the extent of payout.The record date for the dividend is June 20, 2017.last_img read more

Ershad now stable GM Quader

first_imgHM ErshadJatiya Party acting chairman GM Quader on Sunday said the health condition of his brother HM Ershad, now on life support at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here, is now stable.”His (Ershad’s) health condition has improved in some cases. If this trend continues, it can be said his condition has improved. The physicians said his condition is now stable,” he said.GM Quader came up with the remarks at a press briefing at Jatiya Party chairman’s Banani office.He said unnecessary water and wastes from Ershad’s body are being removed with modern treatment and dialysis.The Jatiya Party acting chairman said his brother has been given artificial support to keep his different organs functional. “Physicians hope his health condition will gradually become normal, and he’ll return among us recovering illness.”On Thursday, the 89-year-old former military strongman was put on life support.Ershad, also the leader of the opposition in parliament, was admitted to the CMH on 26 June as his condition deteriorated.He has been suffering from various old age complications, including low haemoglobin and liver problem, high bilirubin and serious keen pain.last_img read more

Ole Miss is the dirtiest program in America

first_imgOle Miss is the dirtiest program in AmericaColin has been saying it for years. Ole Miss is crooked. He’s heard plenty of reliable information over time from plenty of well-connected sources about dirty recruiting tactics in Oxford.Hard evidence to the corruption appeared in the form of text messages between Ole Miss coaches and top Draft pick Laremy Tunsil, which were posted to his hacked Twitter account before last year’s NFL Draft.Yesterday, the NCAA announced 8 new violations against Mississippi, in addition to 13 it already faced. It also faces lack of institutional control charges. In response, Mississippi announced a self-imposed a bowl ban in an attempt to lessen their eventual punishment.  Not gonna happen.“Ole Miss. The biggest cheaters in college football. There’s no second place.”Don’t be scared, Danny AingeThe trade deadline expires today, and the Celtics have a treasure trove of assets, but the word in NBA circles is that Boston GM Danny Ainge is hesitant to part with versatile swingman Jae Crowder. Colin thinks Jae Crowder is a nice player, but if you can move him in a package for Paul George or Jimmy Butler.Teams are hesitant to trade for George because he only has one year left on his contract and could potentially walk. Colin thinks you worry about that later and get the star. If he experiences a winning culture and making a run at LeBron in the East, he’ll stay.The Celtics not making a move feels like negotiating from a position of weakness, and what’s the point of hoarding assets if you don’t want to move them for an “A” player.“You’re not beating LeBron with Jae Crowder. Roll the dice. Get Paul George. “Guests:Lee Jenkins – Sports Illustrated Senior Writer joins the show to talk NBA trade deadline; if the Celtics will wind up with Butler or George; if a key addition could allow them to challenge LeBron; and if Magic is willing to put in the hours it takes to be a successful GM with the Lakers.Brian Scalabrine – Former Celtics forward, current analyst and writer at The Vertical joins the show to talk NBA trade deadline; why it’s not only Jae Crowder holding up a big deal for Boston; why Danny Ainge could regret giving up a top pick in this year’s draft; and if Boogie Cousins will work in New Orleans.Sam Amick – NBA Insider for USA TODAY Sports joins the show to talk NBA trade deadline; why teams are apprehensive to trade for Paul George; and if he could eventually end up in a Laker uniform.last_img read more

TAT launches Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 calendar of events

first_imgBangkok, 1 November, 2017 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching an ambitious calendar of events in support…Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 opens to great fanfareTAT floats Bangkok and five unique locations for Loi Krathong Festival 2017Third Thailand Yacht Show confirms Kingdom’s status as Asia’s premier yachting hotspot SAWASDEE:last_img