Wild goat spotted by the Water Station

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – There has been a wild goat spotted travelling about the city of Fort St. John for approximately the past month according to Facebook posts.The goat was last seen close to the highway by the Water Station leaving Fort St John.BC Conservation Officer, Tristan Montjoy shares, to give the goat adequate space and not to approach the goat as it is a wild animal and could act out aggressively. Montjoy does not know why the wild goat is in the area. Motorists are being advised to travel with caution.last_img

Records show Lamont putting priority on business leaders

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has made it a priority in his first months in office to reach out to top executives across Connecticut, embarking on a charm offensive in a state that has seen some of its best-known employers, including General Electric, move away.Lamont, a former businessman, has called or met privately with at least four dozen executives from large and small companies since taking office in January, according to a review of his daily schedules obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests.In an interview, the Democrat said he hopes the personal connections might make companies more inclined to reach out to him if there’s a problem, rather than broadsiding the administration with a move to another state. Lamont often references the “gut-punch” Connecticut suffered when General Electric announced in 2016 it was moving its longtime headquarters to Boston. The following year, before he was governor, he helped to organize an event with business leaders and policymakers to discuss why GE left and what Connecticut should do to encourage companies to stay and grow here.“I just told myself, I would never let that happen again,” he said.Despite his focus, companies have left the state on his watch for various reasons. Critics argue the state is still pursuing anti-business policies and higher taxes, especially on smaller businesses.Lamont’s calendar is a Who’s Who of Connecticut business leaders, including Vivek Sankaran, CEO of Pepsi North America; Chris Swift, CEO of The Hartford; Dave O’Neill, COO of Indeed.com; and Wolfgang Baiker, president and CEO of pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim.In some cases, Lamont was seeking feedback on specific state legislation, such as a proposed minimum wage increase or a public health insurance option. He also invited CEOs to the governor’s residence to give input on the next president of the University of Connecticut, part of an effort to meet the educational needs of employers. But most of the contacts from the one-time cable TV entrepreneur have been get-to-know-you conversations or congratulatory calls to a new CEO or to a company that just increased its hiring — milestones a Lamont aide uncovered by regularly scouring local newspapers.“These are introductory meetings. These are what can I do to help? What are your needs in terms of workforce? How can we help you recruit,” Lamont said. He said he’s “always surprised when they say, ‘It’s the first time I’ve ever met a governor.’”Joe Carbone, president and CEO of The Workplace in Bridgeport, which co-ordinates regional workforce development policy and programs, thought he was getting pranked when Lamont’s aide called to say the governor wanted to visit. Carbone hung up on him — twice — and didn’t think Lamont was actually coming until the governor appeared at his office and then stayed for an hour.“He fired one question after another, after another,” Carbone said. “It was a big surprise, but when he left here, I just felt so comforted. I heard it. This guy gets it.”Still, Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano remains concerned that companies like United Technologies Corporation, which announced plans in June to move its headquarters from Farmington to the Boston area, as part of a merger with Raytheon Co., still aren’t choosing to invest in Connecticut. UTC recently announced a $45 million investment in Florida.“Companies large and small are telling us our state is not the top choice for growth,” said Fasano, of North Haven, in a recent statement.In a state that lags behind the rest of New England in job recovery from the 2008 recession, Fasano blames Lamont and his fellow Democrats for passing policies that he says have made the state less competitive.But Lamont notes that UTC Chairman and CEO Greg Hayes, whose name appears on the daily schedules, called to him to say the company was still committed to its presence in Connecticut.Bigelow Tea President Cindi Bigelow said her family’s Fairfield-based company, which currently employs 200 people in Connecticut, needs to expand. Like many larger Connecticut companies, Bigelow Tea has a footprint in multiple states.“The regulations are so much more challenging here,” she said. “(Lamont) is allowing me to rethink that position over the next six months and the year.”Bigelow said she’s been impressed so far by the outreach from Lamont and his administration and their willingness to hear from CEOs. She recently spoke with the governor about proposed family medical leave legislation.“I am cautiously, extremely optimistic that this governor is really trying to listen to people that have the interest of the state at heart,” said Bigelow.Not all of Lamont’s outreach has focused on major employers. And some of Lamont’s interactions haven’t appeared on his public schedule. He often decides on the spur of the moment to visit a business, like the Little House Brewing Co. in Chester.Co-owners Carlisle Schaeffer and Sam Wagner were busy working on a brew when Lamont came by last week. The brewery was closed for production and the two were covered in grain, yeast and hops.Embarrassed, Schaeffer said they cleared a spot at the bar for Lamont, gave him a light lager, and began chatting about new legislation that allows local craft breweries to sell more product off-premises.“He wanted to know our story, where we came up with the ideas for the brewery, how we started it,’” Schaeffer said. “It was just a nice, quick little surprise.”Susan Haigh, The Associated Press read more

Haldimand aims for 2 hike

Haldimand council will attempt to keep residential tax increases in the range of 2 per cent this year when it gathers next month to consider the county’s levy-supported operating budget.Council took an important step toward completion of the 2019 budget process Tuesday when it approved a capital budget for this year in the amount of $30.7 million.The capital budget sets the stage for 300 new tax-supported projects this year.“We’re at a point where, during budget preparations, there aren’t a lot of surprises,” Mayor Ken Hewitt said Wednesday in a news release.“Staff have applied strong financial principles and asset management practices that result in a predictable, flexible and sustainable capital program. By planning for the long-term, we’re in an excellent position to address priorities and respond to community needs.“The numbers and projects outlined in the 2019 budget and the 2019-2028 capital forecast reinforce council’s commitment to making prudent infrastructure investments that result in safe, reliable services for residents.”A key component of Haldimand’s capital plan involves a drive to eliminate all gravel roads by 2025. This is three years earlier than previously reported.As part of its capital deliberations this week, council earmarked a 0.75 per cent increase in the levy this year for Haldimand’s Gravel Road Conversion Program.With a one per cent increase in the levy worth about $640,000, this represents $480,000 in new money to bring all roads up to a tar-and-chip standard or better.Other highlights from this week’s capital budget talks include:$15.7 million towards roadway and active transportation improvements. This will fund initiatives such as paving, road reconstruction, resurfacing, gravel road conversion, pedestrian crosswalk installation, sidewalk and curb replacements, and street lighting. $3.4 million toward community partnership projects and enhancements to parks, trails, arenas, museums and libraries. $2.9 million toward essential equipment such as ambulance and fire apparatus, winter-control vehicles, and fleet-related items. $2 million toward storm sewer and municipal drain improvements and maintenance. $1.7 million toward bridge repairs, bridge rehabilitation and other structural projects such as culvert replacement. $550,000 towards tree conservation and forestry management initiatives. As it stands, Haldimand’s 10-year forecast calls for $224 million in capital spending between now and 2029. This is not a fixed number and can be adjusted as circumstances demand.Haldimand council has set aside three days to transact its levy-supported operating budget. They are April 2, 3 and 4. The sessions begin in the council chamber at the county administration building in Cayuga at 9:30 a.m. and will run till 4:30 p.m. if necessary.Budget talks are public business so anyone interested is welcome to attend. Budget documents can be found on the county website at HaldimandCounty.ca/Financials/Budgets/.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

UN experts urge Iran to observe human rights norms in case of

The acquittal of an Iranian intelligence officer last week after a two-day trial for the alleged killing of journalist Zahra Kazemi left “unanswered questions,” according to a joint statement issued by Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression Ambeyi Ligabo, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Leandro Despouy, and Special Rapporteur on torture Theo van Boven. Ms. Kazemi was arrested on 23 June 2003, while working as a journalist outside Evin prison in Tehran, the Iranian capital. She was reportedly beaten and subjected to other forms of ill-treatment in detention, and died of her injuries 17 days later. Many reports indicate that the trial proceedings did not meet international standards of fairness because key evidence that might have incriminated judiciary officials, the prosecutor’s office and the intelligence ministry was ignored by the court, the statement said. It also voiced concern that journalists and other foreign observers were barred from full access to the courtroom after the start of the trial. “The independent experts fear that by failing to ensure an open trial and the independent functioning of the judiciary — which should take into account all findings that could shed light on this case — the authorities are favouring a climate of impunity for law enforcement officials and setting the ground for the recurrence of similar human rights violations in the future,” the statement added. “The experts underline the need for prompt and impartial investigations whenever acts and practices of torture are alleged,” it concluded, calling on the authorities to comply strictly with international human rights norms, in particular with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ratified by the Iran. Under the Covenant, States Parties undertake, among other pledges, to safeguard “an effective remedy” for any person whose rights are violated even when the abuse has been committed by persons acting in an official capacity, and to ensure that competent authorities shall enforce such remedies when granted. In another development, a visit by the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to Iran, scheduled for 25 to 28 July, has been postponed at the request of the Government, which has proposed it take place in October at the latest. read more

Former Trump campaign chairman to register as foreign agent

Former Trump campaign chairman to register as foreign agent by Jeff Horwitz, Chad Day And Julie Pace, The Associated Press Posted Apr 12, 2017 7:47 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, his spokesman said Wednesday.Manafort is the second Trump campaign adviser to have to register as a foreign agent since the election. The confirmation that he intends to register comes as the Trump administration has been facing heavy scrutiny over the foreign ties of former campaign advisers and other Trump associates.By registering retroactively, Manafort will be acknowledging that he failed to properly disclose his work to the Justice Department as required by federal law.The Justice Department rarely prosecutes such violations of the Foreign Agent Registration Act, but Manafort will now have to publicly and specifically detail his foreign agent work. That includes which American government agencies and officials he sought to influence, how he was paid and the details of contracts he signed as part of the work. Before, Manafort had been able to keep much of that information out of public view.Manafort began discussions with the government about his lobbying activities after Trump hired him in March 2016, Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni said, although it was unclear whether those conversations occurred before or after Trump forced Manafort to resign in August. Asked by The Associated Press on Wednesday whether Manafort intends to register as a foreign agent, Maloni said: “Yes, he is registering.”Manafort’s resignation from the campaign came immediately after the AP had reported that Manafort’s consulting firm between 2012 and 2014 orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party without disclosing that it was working as a foreign agent.Manafort’s decision to register as a foreign agent comes about one month after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn registered with the Justice Department for work he did that could have benefited the Turkish government. The filing came after Trump fired Flynn in February, saying that Flynn had misled administration top officials about his contacts with Russia.The White House did not immediately respond to questions about whether Trump was aware that Manafort needed to register as a foreign agent.Earlier Wednesday, one of the Washington lobbying firms that worked on the influence campaign under the direction of Manafort and his former deputy, Rick Gates, itself registered after the fact with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. The Podesta Group acknowledged its work could have principally benefited Ukraine’s government. The other firm involved, Mercury LLC, later said it also would register soon as a foreign agent for its work.Gates did not respond to text messages left by the AP on Wednesday. His voicemail box was full.The Podesta Group and Mercury had previously disclosed their lobbying work to Congress under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, but neither firm had registered with the Justice Department. A foreign agent registration requires lobbying firms to disclose more details about their work than is required under the congressional registration.The Podesta Group disclosed details of $1.2 million worth of lobbying it did from 2012 through 2014 on behalf of a Brussels-based non-profit, the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.In a statement to the AP, Kimberley Fritts, CEO of the Podesta Group, said that the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine had certified to the Podesta Group that it was not a vehicle of a foreign government or political party, which is why the lobbying firm only previously registered with Congress. Fritts did not say what information had been brought to light to change that determination.The European Centre did not immediately respond to phone messages and emails from the AP.As part of the lobbying, the Podesta Group contacted staffers for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., both strong supporters at the time of sanctions against the government of then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, whose political party Manafort worked for as a political consultant.By October 2013, as relations deteriorated between the Obama administration and Yanukovych, the lobbying effort appeared to intensify. Three times that month, for example, Podesta lobbyists contacted staffers for Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., who had sponsored sanctions legislation.One of the staffers was Dan Harsha, now associate director of communications at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Harsha said he did not recall specific lobbying conversations but said congressional staffers were aware that the European Center was a pro-Yanukovych entity.“How many obscure European think tanks were able to hire sophisticated A-list lobbyists?” he said. “It was widely assumed the think-tank was a conduit for Yanukovych and it was treated as such on the Hill.”___Associated Press writer Stephen Braun contributed to this report. read more

Redskins QB McCoy injured Sanchez in against Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy suffered a serious injury to his right leg and was replaced by Mark Sanchez in the second quarter of Monday night’s game against Philadelphia.McCoy limped off the field after completing all four passes for 50 yards and the Redskins trailing 7-3. The Redskins said that McCoy would not return, but didn’t immediately provide details about the injury.McCoy took over and made his second straight start after the gruesome season-ending leg injury to Alex Smith. McCoy’s start in the Thanksgiving game against Dallas was his first since 2015. McCoy, who started for Cleveland and San Francisco earlier in his career, had appeared in nine games over the last three-plus seasons with Washington, until Smith was injured.Sanchez, signed two weeks ago, played for the first time since Jan. 1, 2017, when he was with Dallas. Sanchez, a former Eagle, was eased into the lineup. On his first snap, he handed the ball to Adrian Peterson, who raced 90 yards for a touchdown. The 33-year-old Peterson had the longest rushing TD of his career, the longest rushing score in Redskins’ history and he became the oldest player in NFL history with a 90-yard rushing touchdown.Sanchez was once the franchise quarterback for the New York Jets and led them to the AFC championship game his first two seasons in the NFL. Sanchez was the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft and drew comparisons to Joe Namath in New York. He was 4-2 in the post-season and helped the Jets beat Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in consecutive road playoff games in January 2011. But Sanchez had an NFL-leading 52 turnovers in 2012-13 and lost his starting job to Geno Smith. He spent two seasons with the Eagles and one with the Cowboys.His lasting image of his time with the Jets came in 2012, when he fumbled after running into the backside of guard Brandon Moore. It was returned for a touchdown by New England’s Steve Gregory in front of a national television audience on Thanksgiving night and was infamously labeled “The Butt Fumble.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLDan Gelston, The Associated Press read more

Football Urban Meyer talks improving running game in Big Ten Teleconference

Urban Meyer watches the Buckeye offense in the first quarter of the game against Indiana on Oct. 6. Ohio State won 49-26. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAs No. 3 Ohio State prepares for a Week 7 game against Minnesota, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said in the Big Ten Teleconference there needs to be something that changes in the running game.He said the offensive coaches have talked about everything, including placing both sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins and redshirt junior running back Mike Weber on the field at the same time more often. However, he said that’s not the major issue of why the running game needs to improve. It’s the defensive sets Ohio State running backs are facing. “Everybody is packed in there on us, so somehow we have to get out of that,” Meyer said. “There’s a variety of ways to do that. One’s throwing the ball a bit more, one’s trying to get on the edge a bit more … as opposed to slamming up in there all the time.” In Saturday’s 49-26 win over Indiana, Ohio State rushers averaged 3.2 carries, with Dobbins recording 82 yards on 26 touches with a rushing touchdown. Meyer also said there is no update on the status of freshman running back Brian Snead. Snead has been practicing with Ohio State, but has not been with the team on game days after not traveling with the team to Arlington, Texas, to face TCU on Sept. 15 because of what Meyer referred to as “disciplinary actions.” Penalties hurt Ohio State Despite coming out of the first six games of the season with wins, Ohio State has still struggled with penalties in the first half of the season. The Buckeyes are No. 118 in the nation, averaging 8.5 penalties per game and have recorded 80.83 penalty yards per game, which is No. 119 in the country. Meyer said this is an area of concern for his team moving forward. “I’m not one of those guys that goes crazy on penalties, especially when you are playing aggressively, etc., but that is far too many,” Meyer said. “That’s something we have addressed constantly.” Meyer said the main area of concern is penalties in the kicking game, saying that is the point where he loses his mind because those penalties are “devastating.” Ohio State to face top Minnesota defense Meyer and the Ohio State offense will face a Minnesota defense of which the head coach thinks very highly. Through five games, the Golden Gophers have allowed 23.4 points per game, with opponents averaging 324.2 yards of offense per game, third-best in the Big Ten behind Michigan and Iowa. Minnesota has been effective in defending the pass game, as one of four teams in the conference to allow fewer than 200 yards passing per game, with opposing quarterbacks completing 57.7 percent of passes. What makes Meyer the most concerned is what the Golden Gophers do defending what he considers the best part of the Ohio State offense: the big play. “They don’t, big plays, they are one of the best teams in the country in giving up big plays, they keep it all in front of them,” Meyer said. “We are kind of a big play offense. That’s the biggest challenge I see right now.” Ohio State will play Minnesota in Ohio Stadium at noon on Oct. 13. read more

Defunct Dynamic Airways lodges US200000 bond to refund passengers MOPI

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRefunds for Dynamic Airways tickets to commence on May 2April 19, 2018In “Business”Refunds for Dynamic Airways tickets to conclude on May 25May 21, 2018In “Business”Dynamic flight cancellations: Disgruntled passengers can claim from $40M carrier bondJanuary 5, 2017In “Business” … list of 609 passengers who are eligible for the refund submitted  The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) says it has initiated the process to access a bond for the sum of two hundred thousand United States dollars (US$200,000), which was lodged by Dynamic International Airways, LLC, in collaboration with their local handling agent, Roraima Airways Inc.According to the MOPI, “the funds will be used to refund passengers in Guyana who purchased tickets to travel on the now defunct Dynamic Airways, provided that they have not been able to use the whole or part of same to travel.”This publication was informed that Roraima Airways Inc has submitted to the MOPI, a list of six hundred and nine (609) passengers who are eligible for the refund.The MOPI says it will publish the names of the eligible passengers in the local press, and details for these individuals to uplift their refunds.Moreover, the MOPI, in a released statement, has assured the affected passengers that the Ministry is working assiduously to have the process expedited.“Passengers eligible for a refund whose names are not published are asked to contact Roraima Airways Inc to access same” said the MOPI.Dynamic Airways suspended its operations on October 3, 2017 to facilitate its reorganisation of its Chapter 11 Case under which the airline filed for bankruptcy.In an issued statement, the airline had said that it remains committed to honouring all outstanding financial obligations whether to passengers, airport authorities or the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority.The voluntary Chapter 11 petition was filed by Dynamic Airways with the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of North Carolina.This chapter of the Bankruptcy Code generally provides for reorganisation. Moreover, Chapter 11 allows a debtor to propose a plan of reorganisation to keep its business alive and pay creditors over time.This includes the lawsuits from Hajj flights that Dynamic operated in 2014 for Air India, and an arbitration award against Dynamic Intl., finding that the airline was in breach of contract by failing to pay commissions to BKP Enterprises in connection with the Hajj flights.Just a month after filing for bankruptcy, one of the airline’s creditors had moved to the courts to force the airline to liquidate its assists after Dynamic owed some US$1.19 million. read more

MKB Veszprem is on the winning track again

After surprising defeat and a little break during EHF week, Hungarian champion, MKB Veszprem is on the winning track again. One of the best teams of in the first part of the VELUX EHF Champions League celebrate easy win over team from neighbourhood Balatonfuredi 32:23. Tamas Ivancsik was the best scorer 8 goals and Jamali scored 5. MKB Veszprem ← Previous Story Vuk Lazovic joins Vardar Skopje Next Story → DKB Bundesliga derby night: Kiel’s 14th win in a row against Flensburg – Lion’s storm in Hamburg!

Lego Big Daddy created by guy whos never played BioShock

first_imgThe great thing about Lego is that you can create anything if you’re creative enough. One keen Lego enthusiast from Finland has created a menagerie of MOCs (My Own Creations) including a Lego Samus Aran and a bust of Balin from The Hobbit.But his latest creation will please Bioshock fans as it’s the iconic enemy in Bioshock: a Big Daddy. Weirdly enough, the creator hasn’t even played the Bioshock games or any modern video games for that matter, but he felt a Big Daddy was “coolness” defined with his steampunk-scuba suit look.Originally, the Big Daddy was going to be built using Bionicle Lego parts as that’s what the creator had used with Samus Aran, but these didn’t work very well for the Big Daddy design. Instead, the legs and arms were built using Exo-Force bricks along with joints to make the Big Daddy more poseable. This proved to be a challenge though, as it was hard to make the limbs flexible enough without making them too thin.The first part of the Big Daddy to be built was the head, which used a big ball piece held together between tubes and macaroni bricks. The creator feels the grid around the Big Daddy’s head is a bit too big, but he struggled to find an alternative way to create it. He also admits that the colors are off as he didn’t have any gold colored bricks–a Big Daddy is usually a bronze color rather than grey, but at least this build feels like the creators unique version of the character, rather than a direct copy. The drill is from the Rock Raiders sets and Big Daddy’s left hand even has the correct number of movable fingers.This build might not be the most accurate reproduction of a Big Daddy, but he looks great and the fact that he is completely poseable just makes it all the more desirable. All he needs now is a Lego little sister to look after.See more of his builds at Cyclopic Brickslast_img read more

Thyroïde quest ce que la glande thryroïde

first_imgThyroïde : qu’est ce que la glande thryroïde ?La thyroïde est une glande endocrine qui régule le métabolisme des cellules du corps. Son dérèglement peut ainsi provoquer une hypothyroïdie, une hyperthyroïdie ou un cancer de la thyroïde.Définition : qu’est ce que la thyroïde ?La thyroïde est une glande endocrine indispensable au bon fonctionnement de l’organisme. En forme de papillon, elle est située au niveau du cou, sous la pomme d’Adam. Son rôle est de réguler le métabolisme des cellules du corps. La thyroïde est le siège de plusieurs pathologies comme l’hypothyroïdie, l’hyperthyroïdie, des thyroïdites ou un cancer de la thyroïde.Le fonctionnement de la thyroïdeLa thyroïde produit des hormones thyroïdiennes appelées thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3) et calcitonine. Leur production est stimulée par la TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), elle-même sécrétée par l’hypophyse. Cette dernière contrôle constamment le taux d’hormones et prend la décision d’en augmenter ou diminuer la production. Les hormones thyroïdiennes circulent ensuite dans le sang et pénètrent dans le noyau des cellules, entraînant la synthèse de plusieurs protéines. Elles vont ainsi permettre de réguler le métabolisme cellulaire. La thyroïde va ainsi gérer la dépense énergétique, l’énergie musculaire, les réflexes, le poids, la température du corps, la pression artérielle ou encore le rythme cardiaque. Elle joue également un rôle capital dans la croissance et dans la maturation du système nerveux central.Hypothyroïdie et hyperthyroïdieUn dérèglement de la glande thyroïde peut entraîner de nombreuses complications. On estime que 5 millions de personnes sont touchées par une pathologie thyroïdienne en France. On distingue plusieurs types de maladies.Lorsque la production d’hormones est insuffisante, on parle alors d’hypothyroïdie. Cela se manifeste par un ralentissement du métabolisme. A l’inverse une hyperthyroïdie correspond à une trop forte sécrétion, engendrant une accélération du métabolisme. Thyroïdite : les maladies de la thyroïdeIl existe également de nombreuses inflammations de la thyroïde ou thyroïdites. Certaines sont auto-immunes comme la maladie de Basedow, cause la plus fréquente d’hyperthyroïdie, et la thyroïdite Hashimoto qui entraîne le plus souvent une hypothyroïdie. À lire aussiDemande d’interdiction légale du bisphénol A dans les plastiques alimentairesParmi les maladies thyroïdiennes non auto-immunes, se trouve la thyroïdite aiguë. D’origine infectieuse, elle fait souvent suite à une infection bactérienne par un staphylocoque ou un streptocoque. La cause d’une thyroïdite peut également être médicamenteuse. On parle dans ce cas de thyroïdites iatrogènes. Dans de rares cas, la thyroïde peut développer un cancer. Il en existe plusieurs formes. Les cancers papillaires sont les plus répandus (environ 70%) mais il peut s’agir également de cancer vésiculaire, de cancer anaplasique ou de carcinome médullaire. Le 22 octobre 2015 à 16:34 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Special coverage Valdano doesnt downplay ArgentinaMexico match

first_imgThe former Real Madrid manager knows the Copa Libertadores Final is more important, but he still believes both nations will give their bestEx-Real Madrid Argentinean coach Jorge Valdano was in Mexico to be part of the Football Hall of Fame unveil of the 2018 class.And he took time to speak about tomorrow’s match between Argentina and Mexico, a doubleheader that will culminate on another face off on Tuesday.Argentinean superstar Lionel Messi will not play for the Albiceleste, but Valdano still believes this is a good match.“In the first place, this is a match played between parenthesis: two matches between River [Plate] and Boca [Juniors] that are unprecedented,” he told a Ronaldo.com reporter in attendance.“Both clubs have the whole country focused on them, that everything else seems secondary, even the Argentina national team,” he added.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“Also, both teams are being coached by managers who have an expiring date.Both coaches are giving opportunities for youngsters, and that makes this game interesting.”“Watching this match we can see the future, and this is a critical factor to see,” he concluded.Do you think the @Argentina vs @miseleccionmxEN match is important? Former Real Madrid manager Jorge Valdano believes so. pic.twitter.com/dCgdyfSAdA— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) November 15, 2018last_img read more

Low pressure front near Denali Park brings snow

first_imgThe Denali Park area is seeing a return to winter. National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Metzger said a front associated with an area of low pressure over northwest Alaska is pushing across the Interior and dropping snow at higher elevations.Listen now”We’re expecting probably another five to seven inches of snow on top of three to four inches they’ve already received down in Denali Park.”Metzger says most of the accumulation has been west of Polychrome Pass, above 2 thousand feet, but that snow is possible across a much broader area of the interior tonight.”The air is cooling a lot, so we have the potential for lower elevation snow throughout much of the Interior. Even in the Fairbanks area, there could be some scattered snow showers, especially above a thousand feet.”Metzger says most of the snow in the Fairbanks area should melt when it hits the ground, but higher elevations could see a little accumulation. A warming trend is expected over the Memorial Day weekend, with temperatures climbing into the 70’s next week.last_img read more

Concern expressed over depletion of groundwater in Vizag

first_imgVisakhapatnam: About 20 people participated in a workshop organised by India Youth for Society and Eco Peace Leadership Centre on Saturday at Gandhi Centre. Participants raised concerns about the depletion of groundwater levels in the city. Professor of Environmental Sciences, Andhra University, P.V.V Prasada Rao, said that there was a need for waste-water treatment plants. Government and public should know about the quality of the water for each purpose, he stated. G. Harsha Vardhan and Y Appala Reddy explained the purpose of the workshop. A session about e-waste/ plastic waste will be conducted on Sunday.last_img

B Chy suffers mild stroke

first_imgAQM Badruddoza Chowdhury. File PhotoBikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury suffered a mild stroke early Friday, reports UNB.“Badruddoza Chowdhury suffered a minor stroke and he was advised to take a two-week full bed rest by his daughter and personal physician Shaila Sharmin Chowdhury,” said B Chowdhury’s press secretary Jahangir Alam.The BDB chief is now under best rest at his residence under the supervision of Shaila Sharmin, he said.Badruddoza Chowdhury urged the countrymen to pray for his early recovery, Jahangir Alam added.last_img

India arrests 31 Rohingya Muslims stuck on Bangladesh border

first_imgA Border Security Force (BSF) official registers the names of Rohingya Muslims after they were detained while crossing the India-Bangladesh border from Bangladesh, at Raimura village on the outskirts of Agartala, on 22 January 2019. — Photo: ReutersIndian police on Tuesday arrested 31 Rohingya Muslims stranded on the border after they were denied entry into Bangladesh and border officials failed to agree on what to do with members of the community fleeing a crackdown in India.India’s Hindu nationalist government regards the Rohingya as illegal aliens and a security risk, and has ordered that tens of thousands of them who live in scattered settlements and slums around the country be identified and repatriated.The stranded Rohingya, including women and children, had been stuck in no-man’s land on Bangladesh’s border with India since Friday. Two rounds of talks between border officials failed to find a solution.“We have arrested them under the Foreigners Act on charges of entering India without valid travel documents,” said Ajay Kumar Das, a police official in the northeast state of Tripura that borders Bangladesh.Hundreds of thousands of members of mostly Buddhist Myanmar’s Rohingya community have left their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State over the decades, most fleeing military crackdowns and discrimination.Many have sought shelter in Bangladesh – where nearly one million live – but others have ended up in India, Southeast Asia and beyond.The 31 had been living in Kashmir and some of them carried identity cards issued by the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR.The UNHCR has issued about 16,500 Rohingya in India with identity cards that it says can help “prevent harassment, arbitrary arrests, detention and deportation.” India does not recognize the cards.India’s deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar in October raised fears in the community of a wider crackdown and prompted hundreds of Rohingya families to leave India for Bangladesh.Indian police arrested another group of 30 Rohingya on Monday in the northeastern state of Assam, where they had moved after living for six years in Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim majority state.Members of the group said they were looking for work after losing their jobs in Kashmir, police said.“The arrests were made during a routine check by police and after interrogation we found they are all from Myanmar,” said Imon Saikia, a police official in the city of Karimganj where the group was arrested.last_img read more

Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Battery Work Outside Station

first_imgAstronauts are taking a spacewalk to hook up fancy new batteries on the International Space Station’s sprawling power grid.Commander Shane Kimbrough  and Peggy Whitson ventured out Friday morning. It’s the first of two spacewalks over the coming week to energize the station’s aging solar power system.Flight controllers have already completed much of the work. Using station robotics, controllers in Houston spent the past week replacing decade-old, nickel-hydrogen batteries with better charging lithium-ion ones. Handling all those batteries — each about half a refrigerator in size — was cumbersome and time-consuming.Now it’s up to Kimbrough and Whitson to wire up the three new lithium-ion batteries, delivered last month. Spacewalkers will plug in three more next Friday.Whitson now ties the record for most spacewalks by a woman.A #spacewalk is actually more of a climb, as astronauts use their hands to move about the outside of @Space_Station: https://t.co/apbFNC2Ix1 pic.twitter.com/JqbFtWpv3u— NASA (@NASA) January 6, 2017 Sharelast_img read more

Trump Cabinet Turnover Sets Record Going Back 100 Years

first_img Share President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting on June 12, 2017. From left are, Vice President Mike Pence, foreground, then-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the president. Price was fired by Trump last year, Tillerson was fired last week.Last week, when #firingFriday was trending on Twitter and White House aides had to be reassured by the chief of staff that no changes were imminent, President Trump embraced the uncertainty in public statements. His willingness to say “you’re fired” to so many people, so early in his administration is just another way Trump is unlike those who have come before him.No elected first-term president in the past 100 years has had this much Cabinet turnover this early in his presidency. And going back to Ronald Reagan, the churn in top-level staff in the Trump White House is off the charts.“There will always be change, and I think you want to see change,” Trump said Thursday not quite tamping down the latest rumors of possible Cabinet departures. “And I want to also see different ideas.”In just under 14 months on the job, Trump has had more Cabinet turnover than 14 of his predecessors had in their first two years. Trump has already tied Presidents Ford and Harding, with three departures each. Ronald Reagan had four Cabinet departures and they all came well into his second year in office.The three Cabinet members Trump has already replaced are Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who was pushed out after controversy over flying in charter aircraft; Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who became chief of staff over the summer; and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who was fired by tweet recently over policy and personality clashes.Several other members of the Cabinet are either clouded in controversy over possible misuse of public funds or otherwise earning the ire of President Trump. Other presidents with early Cabinet turnover saw departures for entirely different reasons.Herbert Hoover’s first War Secretary, James Good, died suddenly 258 days into his tenure. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first Treasury Secretary, William Woodin, fell ill, writing after just nine months on the job “the state of my health will not permit me to remain in this position.” He died a few months later.Over the approximately 100-year period reviewed for this story, there were Cabinet shake-ups and shuffles, secretaries who departed to take on new roles either in the administration or on the Supreme Court. There were resignations amidst policy disagreements, and perhaps most remarkably there was an agriculture secretary who served in the job for less than 90 days, while waiting to take office as governor of West Virginia.First term ‘dream team’Typically in the first two years, a president has his dream team Cabinet in place and they are working hard to enact his vision. Then midterm elections come, people get tired and Cabinet shake-ups begin.“Other presidents wanted to save face for themselves and not look like their Cabinet is in disarray,” said James Pfiffner, explaining one of many possible reasons for the typical early stability in presidential Cabinets.Pfiffner is a professor of public policy at George Mason University who specializes in presidents and their Cabinets. Also, he says most presidents have a political background and choose Cabinet members they know and are compatible with who have long-established histories navigating Washington, D.C. Trump’s original Cabinet included a number of outsiders, perhaps most notably Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who came from ExxonMobil and who Trump didn’t know beforehand.“President Trump doesn’t pay much attention to tradition or usual decorum or norms of the presidency,” Pfiffner said, pointing out that Trump puts a premium on personal rapport. “And so he does what he feels like, and continues to.”For this analysis, NPR looked at the first two years of Cabinet departures for presidents going back to Woodrow Wilson. We didn’t count holdovers from previous administrations (especially prevalent when a president took over following a death or resignation), instead focusing on Senate-confirmed secretaries in each president’s first two years and how long they lasted. Which jobs are considered Cabinet positions has changed over time, so we opted to use the same definition as the U.S. Senate historian. This means Trump’s chief of staff and CIA director aren’t part of the count, and neither is the administrator of the Small Business Administration (a position presidents Clinton and Carter had to refill early on).As to whether Trump’s tally of turnover is likely to rise anytime soon, press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked whether the president had offered assurances about job security to VA Secretary David Shulkin or HUD Secretary Ben Carson. And all she would say was: “We don’t have any personnel changes at this time.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

A themed bonanza of books for kids

first_imgPuffin Books has tied up with select stores across the country for this promotion titled ‘Booked for the Summer’.The four-week-long program will be running from tomorrow till June 30. Each week will feature a themed collection of books from all over the world, in the order — Adventure and Fantasy, Mythology and Folktales, Learning New Things and Back to School, publishing house Penguin said.“We hope to take kids to different magical lands and have exciting adventures this summer through this fabulous selection of fun books,” a statement said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’To ensure books are easily found, special display racks will be installed across the stores, which will be restocked every week as per the theme.To engage children, storytelling sessions at some of the stores and activity sheets will be given to them. The program will be extensively promoted at all Penguin Random House channels and other relevant channels, like mommy-blogger pages on social media.The stores will be communicating the promotions too via their own social media channels as well as emails, the statement said.Some of the participating stores are Full Circle and Bahri Kids in Delhi, Starmark in Kolkata and Chennai, Story in Kolkata, Sapna Bookstore in Bengaluru, Crossword Bookstore in Nagpur and Baroda and Odyssey in Coimbatore and Chennai.last_img read more