Royalty Free Music Roundup: Tropical & Vacation Tracks

first_imgGo on a music journey with our favorite sunny royalty free tracks – perfect for slideshows and advertising.Every so often the road calls us. Be it a vacation or an all-out escape plan, sometimes you just have to go. Some say it’s about the journey, you don’t need to worry about the destination. We think the music shapes both.Whatever journey you need to shape, we have the tracks to transport your audience.  From laid back tropical grooves to sunny indie rock jams, we’ve handpicked royalty free music for your slideshow, video or commercial projects.last_img read more

Jaja sees level playing field in 2nd round

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJaja Santiago and her National University Lady Bulldogs are safely perched atop the standings of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament after an excellent end to their first round.NU ended its first round campaign with a 6-1 record after turning back University of the Philippines 25-23, 25-23, 25-17, the first time in school history that the Lady Bulldogs are atop the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Despite this status, Santiago stayed humble and said the second round will be a level playing field for all the teams.“Everyone will be back to zero,” said Santiago in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Of course we’re expecting that all teams would like to get back at us, and everyone will be stronger.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“And of course we’ll be working harder in the second round.”Santiago, who finished with 17 points against the Lady Maroons, said NU won’t rest on the laurels of their earlier success in the first half of the tournament. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Wilder survives pummeling to stop Ortiz in 10thcenter_img “Maybe there’s pressure but for me I see my team on an upward momentum,” said Santiago. “We have improved drastically… towards the second round, I don’t see my team going down, in fact I see my team going up.” Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Read Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Liverpool player gets 2-week ban for mocking Harry Kane

first_imgLATEST STORIES After the Champions League final between the two teams on June 1, Elliott looked into the camera on a mobile phone and used discriminatory language about Kane in a short video that was shared widely.Elliott, who played for Fulham at the time and joined Liverpool nearly two months after the incident, made a public apology to Kane soon after the video came into the public domain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manIn a letter admitting to the charge, Elliott said the video was only supposed to be seen by close friends and that he had only been trying to wind up some Tottenham-supporting friends.“I would like to stress that the contents of the video do not represent who I am as a person or how I’ve been brought up,” he wrote, “and I am truly sorry.” Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Becoming his own man Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support ‘motherland’ China MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott applauds the fans after their English League Cup soccer match against Milton Keynes Dons at the MK Dons Stadium, Milton Keynes, England. Elliot has been banned for two weeks for using a derogatory term during an abusive post on social media mocking Tottenham striker Harry Kane, it was announced Friday, Oct. 11. Harvey Elliott admitted to a charge of misconduct by the English Football Association for an “aggravated breach” of rules because his behavior in the video “included reference to disability.” (AP Photo/Leila Coker, file)LONDON — A teenage Liverpool player was banned for two weeks on Friday for using a derogatory term during an abusive post on social media mocking Tottenham striker Harry Kane.Harvey Elliott, who is 16 and plays for England’s under-17 side, admitted to a charge of misconduct by the English Football Association for an “aggravated breach” of rules because his behavior in the video “included reference to disability.”ADVERTISEMENT The FA said Elliott was banned until Oct. 24, must complete a face-to-face education course and pay a fine of 350 pounds ($440).Elliott has played one match for Liverpool’s senior team since his move, in the English League Cup last month.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View commentslast_img read more

BCCI elects Ajay Shirke unopposed as Secretary

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) elected Ajay Shirke as Secretary unopposed in its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday.That was be the first move at the AGM and it will be seen as a violation of the Supreme Court order. With the shadow of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha panel recommendations hanging over its head, the BCCI is conducting its 87th AGM in Mumbai.Despite the threat of contempt of court looming large, the AGM proceeded as scheduled.The formal notice for the meeting was sent by Shirke on August 31.The election of the Secretary was necessitated as Shirke was nominated by president Anurag Thakur after the latter was elevated to the helm of affairs of the beleaguered Board on May 22, following the resignation tendered by incumbent Shashank Manohar, in accordance with Rule 13 (a) (ii) of the BCCI s existing Memorandum of Rules and Regulations.last_img read more

United to step up chase of England star Maguire: reports

first_imgLondon, July 28 (AFP) England central defender Harry Maguire’s impressive performances at the World Cup has made him a prime target for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, according to British media reports on Saturday.The 25-year-old is believed to want to secure the move although Leicester’s Thai owners are reluctant to sell after another of their stars Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez moved to champions Manchester City last month for a club record fee of USD 79million. Maguire, who impressed alongside John Stones in England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals, will cost 65 million pounds with part of the outlay being offset by selling Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo — United value him at 30million pounds — and Italian full-back Matteo Darmian, the Daily Mirror claims.Rojo is attracting interest from Premier League newboys Wolverhampton Wanderers whilst Darmian is coveted by both the Milan clubs.According to the Daily Mail the injury-prone 28-year-old Rojo — who cost United 16million pounds when he signed from Sporting Lisbon in 2014 — has been removed from the club’s branding by the marketing department for the upcoming season.The Sun reports that Maguire’s chances of moving to United could depend on whether Leicester are successful in buying Newcastle skipper Jamaal Lascelles, they are preparing a 35million pounds bid for the player voted by the fans The Magpies player of last season.Maguire, who played every minute of ‘The Foxes’ league campaign last season after signing from Hull City on a five year contract, not only stood out in defence at the World Cup but crowned his first major finals with a goal in the 2-0 win over Sweden in the quarter-finals.advertisementAdding extra spice should the move go through — transfer deadline day is August 9 — United and Leicester kick-off the new season on August 10. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon promises to fight and defy India on Sunday

first_imgNathan Lyon and Pat Cummins combined for the 9th wicket as the pair frustrated the Indians on day four of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.Australia will resume the fifth and last day on 258 for 8, still 141 runs away but Lyon promised India a fight after the end of play on Saturday.”Pat and I are going to come out tomorrow and we are going to fight. We have to show a lot of pride and fight hard, and show what it means to wear the Baggy Green cap,” Lyon said at the press conference at the end of second day’s play.”We are going to win first ball in first over, and show a lot of fight and pride in playing for Australia. And we will enjoy doing that,” Lyon added.India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test Day 4: REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDLyon had special praise for Pat Cummins, who soldiered on for Australia with ball and bat.”Pat Cummins has been exceptional in this match and he keeps getting better every day. I enjoy batting with Pat, helps calm down my nerves and it was an exciting challenge. It was a pretty special knock from him.”He is a great bloke but even better cricketer. Seeing where he started from and seeing where he is now, he has a hell of a long career ahead of him,” said Lyon.”First innings’ runs are counted in whichever Test match you play. Basically you are ahead of that game if you have runs on board. Unfortunately we missed that and now we are up against it,” he added.advertisementLyon also came to the defense of the Australian batsmen, who have drawn criticism of late after their meek surrenders to the Indian bowlers.”I see how much hard work the guys are doing in the nets and in training. We know they are working hard and not going out to fail. They have all my support,” Lyon said.”We are up against a world-class bowling attack, one of the best Indian attacks I have ever seen. They are disappointed but I know how hard they are working. Success for them is around the corner.””I am a massive fan of Aaron Finch. He is working hard and seeing a lot of balls in nets. We have seen him in international cricket in all three formats as a world-class batsman. He is disappointed as anyone else is,” Lyon added.Lyon was all praise for Jasprit Bumrah, who picked up eight wickets.”Bumrah is quick and has a very good slower one. He is world class and has all skills a very good all-round package. Not surprised that he is a top bowler in Test cricket so quickly because I have seen him in white ball cricket. So he is obviously a top class bowler,” Lyon signed off.Also Read | Pant’s banter with Lyon caught on stump mic: “You don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing”Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami: Trio creates history in 2018last_img read more

Owen backs Klopp despite defensive struggles

first_imgLiverpool Michael Owen backs Jurgen Klopp despite defensive struggles Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 06:02 11/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jurgen Klopp_cropped Gareth Copley/Getty Images Liverpool Jürgen Klopp Premier League The Reds are 12 points behind Manchester City and struggling in defence, but their former star does not think the manager is to blame Jurgen Klopp is doing a good job at Liverpool but needs defensive reinforcements if he is to take the club to the next level, according to the Reds’ former striker Michael Owen.Liverpool already sit 12 points behind early leaders Manchester City after an inconsistent start to the 2017-18 campaign that has included heavy defeats to Tottenham and Pep Guardiola’s side, as well as high-profile a win over Arsenal and an unbeaten opening four games in the Champions League.Reds 11/10 for top four finish Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Klopp finished fourth in his first full season in charge and Owen feels it would be wrong to criticise him, even though there is a gap in quality between the club and City.Owen claimed the German is performing well, although he rued the club’s failure to sign a defender in the transfer window – the capture of Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk having eluded them – and expects the boss to try again in January.”Jurgen Klopp is doing a good job, I think he is very popular,” Owen told Omnisport at the Golden Foot Hublot Award in Monaco.”The problem with Liverpool at the moment is in defence. I think Jurgen Klopp knows it and he tried to remedy that problem over the summer but couldn’t get the one or two targets that he had. “And that’s unfortunately been the problem, in defence. They have conceded far too many goals and now there is a bit of a gap from the top, from Manchester City to Liverpool. “Jurgen Klopp will definitely try to strengthen in the winter with defensive players because in attack Liverpool are very exciting.”Liverpool are top of their Champions League group, as are Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, while Premier League champions Chelsea are in a strong position to reach the last 16.Delighted to receive a Golden Foot Monaco award and join so many great names of the game. Even get my footprint on Promenade of Larvotto! pic.twitter.com/xhMmtiZMMF — michael owen (@themichaelowen) November 7, 2017 Owen has been buoyed by the English top flight’s improvement in Europe as the dominance of Spanish clubs, who have won the competition for four straight seasons, is threatened.”I think we have been very disappointed in recent years with our Premier League in the Champions League,” he said.”But this year, I think this is the strongest set of teams that we have had for a long time. Manchester City are really playing well, a more attacking team, but then we have got Chelsea and Manchester United who are more defensive and solid, Tottenham as well. “And then we have got Liverpool, who are a good attacking team. So we have got a variety of different teams, but this year much stronger than last year.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

HeavyLift@Sea Presents MPV 500 Heavy Lifter (Germany)

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location zoom With the development and creation of the MPV 500, the maritime engineering specialist HeavyLift@Sea, with headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity, has now expanded its design family of extremely versatile heavy lifters.The multi-purpose vessel is based on the HLV 1600 heavy lifter, which was introduced by the team working with company founder, Lars Rolner, and Managing Director, Hendrik Gröne, at the start of this year. As a smaller but equally versatile heavy cargo carrier, the MPV 500 targets an intermediate segment of the market: shipping companies that specialise in smaller-scale heavy cargo loads or are just starting up in the heavy lift segment. The basic design of the MPV 500 is available in three variations and can be individually configured based on customer needs.“We have innovatively combined all of the essential requirements of a mid-sized heavy lifter in the MPV 500. We created a design which covers all the current demands for flexible use and maximum utilisation required by such specialized shipping companies, and which gives a totally new impulse to the market in this combination“, says HeavyLift@Sea Managing Director, Hendrik Gröne. About the MPV 500The MPV 500 has an undivided cargo area which is more than 80 metres long and has a capacity of nearly 20,000 cubic metres. This makes it equally suitable for the transport of particularly long freight items – e.g. wind turbine wings for offshore wind farms – as well as bulk cargo and containers. The cargo area can also be split by an intermediate deck. In addition, the ship can also sail with open hatches.The plans for the heavy lifter include two cranes. The customer can select a lifting capacity which lies between 120 – 250 tonnes, enabling the ship to lift up to 500 tonnes in tandem. It can also make use of its total crane capacity in ballast (empty of cargo). The MPV 500 is 140.50 metres long, and with its width of only 23.20 metres, can pass through the narrow locks of the Saint Lawrence seaway. It has a load-bearing capacity of 12,000 tonnes and a maximum draught of 8.55 metres with a closed hatch, 7.50 metres with an open hatch. The living quarters can accommodate a crew of up to 21 persons.“With this design, we focused on a fuel-optimised ship design with high efficiency“, explains Hendrik Gröne. “This includes the fact that the MPV 500 can be equipped with either a two-stroke or a four-stroke engine.” With its diesel drive, the heavy lifter can sail at 16 knots.The MPV 500 is available in the designs Economy, Economy Extra, and Ice Class.HeavyLift@Sea has moved their headquartersAt the beginning of October, the maritime engineering company moved to a new office space at Kaiserkai 69 in Hamburg’s HafenCity.As well as ship design and ship-building projects, HeavyLift@Sea offers customer liaison and support for fleets on the move, covering all engineering services for the maritime industry, for example, calculations for stability, strength, water-tightness, and performing listing tests. Heavy Lift, October 14, 2013last_img read more

Government Investment in 211 Will Improve Access to Social Services

first_imgNova Scotians will get faster, easier access to public and community services with a new provincewide 2-1-1 service that is expected to begin in 18 months. Premier Darrell Dexter today, April 8, announced the province will provide $585,000 in 2011-12 to establish the service, and annual operational funding, which will increase over the next five years to $945,000. The funding will be provided to the United Way of Halifax Region, which will work with 2-1-1 Nova Scotia, a not-for-profit organization, to establish and run the service. It is expected to be operational in the fall of 2012. “We have a wonderful network of community and not-for-profit groups, working hand-in-hand with government to support families who need help. But it only works when those families can find the right program or the service when they need it,” said Premier Dexter. “By supporting 2-1-1, we’re making life better for families. This service will help the many valuable social agencies across the province to reach people who need them.” 2-1-1 will be a toll-free, 24-hour, 365-day-a-year service that will provide people with information and referrals to services offered by all levels of government, government-funded organizations, not-for-profit and volunteer services. It will provide non-emergency information and referrals. Community groups often receive calls for help from people who do not know which way to turn, said Catherine Woodman, president and CEO of the United Way of Halifax Region. “We are always hearing from people who struggle to navigate the complex arrangement of government and community-based supports, so we’re delighted that government has committed to this valuable service,” said Ms. Woodman. “The people who use 2-1-1 may be new moms or new Canadians, their English may be strong, but their hearing or vision impaired. Or they may be overwhelmed by their life circumstances. 2-1-1 will make these services so much easier for people to find.” Bell Aliant has committed $40,000, plus key team members and in-kind services, to the launch of 2-1-1 Nova Scotia. “Today’s announcement makes Nova Scotia the home of Atlantic Canada’s first-ever, provincewide 2-1-1 service, and Bell Aliant is very proud to be one of the first supporters of this important social initiative,” said Chuck Hartlen, senior vice-president of customer experience for Bell Aliant and chair of the 2-1-1 Nova Scotia Board. Nova Scotia Power Inc. has also committed $225,000 to set up 2-1-1 Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotia Power is honoured to play a part in the creation of a 2-1-1 service for Nova Scotia,” said Alan Richardson, vice-president of integrated customer services, Nova Scotia Power. “Providing a single point of access will make a real difference in the lives of Nova Scotians when they need assistance.” There are 2-1-1 services in parts of Ontario, B.C., Quebec and Alberta, but Nova Scotia is the first to initiate the service provincewide.last_img read more

JEOPARDY HOST ALEX TREBEK TALKS METOO MEETING JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND HIS RETIREMENT

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “You know, when the #MeToo movement started, I had discussions with the staff during production meetings. I said, ‘My gosh, this has got to be a scary time for men,’” the 78-year-old said. “I’m fortunate that I’ve never been in a position of power where I might be able to lord it over somebody sexually. I said, ‘But there are guys out there — young guys are stupid in their teens.’ There’s nothing stupider than a teenage boy. They’re operating on testosterone.” Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TCM Advertisement Alex Trebek is already imagining what his final show will look like.The longtime “Jeopardy!” host sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Vulture, opening up about practically every issue under the sun.Speaking about the #MeToo movement, Trebek expressed concern for men who may have behaved badly when they were younger. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Lankan team went to Hong Kong to find Snowdens helpers

The role of the refugees who sheltered Snowden for about two weeks was only reported last September.Tibbo, who gave legal advice to Snowden and who has represented the three groups of asylum seekers since 2012, previously told the Post that their identities had been revealed to ensure their safety.According to the note sent by the local lawmakers, one of the asylum seekers reported that their immediate family members in Sri Lanka had been questioned, harassed and threatened by the Sri Lankan Criminal Investigation Department, the military and government officials. Two local lawmakers in Hong Kong are calling on the police to investigate claims that Sri Lankan police investigators were in Hong Kong looking for the asylum seekers from the country who sheltered American whistle-blower Edward Snowden in the city, the South China Morning Post reported.“The families [one family of four and one individual] are very afraid of the Sri Lankan government, in particular the Sri Lankan Police Criminal Investigation Department and the military, as these bodies have been cited for their human rights abuses by the United Nations,” a statement sent by pan-democrat legislators Charles Mok and James To Kun-sun read. The note said the five, who are afraid of being illegally deported, would report the case to the city’s police. It also said they expected the local authorities to investigate the matter and wanted “necessary protection” to prevent any illegal cross-border law enforcement activities in Hong Kong. Snowden was sheltered in Hong Kong in 2013 by a Sri Lankan family of four – Nadeeka Dilrukshi Nonis and Supun Thilina Kellapatha and their two children – and Ajith Pushpakumara, who is a former soldier. They are all waiting for the city’s government to process their protection claims.The American whistle-blower who leaked sensitive intelligence files was also helped by a Filipino asylum seeker, who has a four-year-old daughter. Mok, To and the asylum seekers’ lawyer, Robert Tibbo, were not available for comment on Wednesday night. The statement said they were asked about the address and phone numbers of those who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong. “Information on friends and other contacts of such persons were demanded with warnings to comply,” the note read.The United Nations Committee Against Torture reported last year that the Sri Lankan security forces had “committed widespread or systematic torture, enforced disappearances and other serious human rights violations.”The UN committee said it was “seriously concerned at the failure of the state party to carry out an institutional reform of the security sector.” (Colombo Gazette) read more

Registration for Take Our Kids to Work Day open

It’s that time of year when parents have the opportunity to give their teenagers a taste of the proverbial real world.Take Our Kids to Work Day happens Wednesday, Nov. 6, providing parents with children in Grade 9 the chance to show their son or daughter how they spend their workdays.Faculty and Staff with a son, daughter or family member in Grade 9 who would like to participate in the national event are encouraged to register and give their child the chance to explore the work world and future career possibilities through job shadowing, and learn more about Brock.The experience helps students understand the importance of staying in school, gain an appreciation for earning a living, and shows them the links between education and their future.In addition to seeing what their parents or sponsors do at the office, participating students will spend part of the day doing health and safety orientation, touring the campus, and listening to presentations from Career Services and Recruitment Services.Each year, more than 250,000 Grade 9 students and at least 75,000 businesses and organizations throughout Canada participate in Take Our Kids to Work programming.To learn more about Take Our Kids to Work Day, email Melanie Kopac in Human Resources or download the registration form. Registrations are due no later than Monday, Nov. 4. read more

Police scientifique des tests ADN pas si infaillibles que ça

first_imgPolice scientifique : des tests ADN pas si infaillibles que ça Royaume-Uni – Un article du New Scientist publié le 11 août dernier révèle que les tests ADN pratiqués lors d’enquêtes criminelles ne sont pas infaillibles. Des experts américains et britanniques donnent leur verdict.Le magazine New Scientist a lui-même procédé à un test aux États-Unis. Il a envoyé à dix-sept experts différents un échantillon d’ADN, prélevé sur une scène de crime et qui avait déjà servi à envoyer un homme en prison. Résultat : parmi les dix-sept scientifiques, un seul a confirmé la culpabilité du prisonnier, douze l’ont “disculpé” et quatre ont estimé l’échantillon non probant. À lire aussiLe tardigrade, cet animal quasi indestructible, révèle la clé de ses super-pouvoirs La confiance toujours plus grande accordée à l’analyse de minuscules échantillons de sang ou de salive dans des affaires où la pression est forte, amène le magazine à considérer le profilage génétique comme faillible, et sujet à des interprétations subjectives.Cependant, Kay Francis, du service officiel de médecine légale en Angleterre, allègue que son pays a une certaine avance en la matière (même sur les États-Unis), et qu’une expertise ADN seule ne peut, en aucun cas, amener un suspect devant les tribunaux.Le 22 août 2010 à 12:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Cancer du sein les femmes se font moins dépister

first_imgCancer du sein : les femmes se font moins dépisterL’Institut de veille sanitaire (InVs) a fait savoir que pour la première fois depuis la généralisation du dépistage organisé du cancer du sein, une baisse de la participation a été observée entre 2009 et 2010.En 2004, le dépistage organisé du cancer du sein était généralisé à l’ensemble du territoire français. Pour la première fois en France, le taux de participation à ce dépistage a légèrement diminué entre 2009 et 2010, passant de 52.3% en 2009 à 52% en 2010. C’est ce qu’a révélé l’Institut de veille sanitaire qui explique : “En 2010, plus de 2.360.000 femmes ont eu recours au dépistage organisé du cancer du sein, soit 52 % de la population cible”.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Sur la période 2009/2010, l’ensemble des femmes âgées de 50 à 74 ans ont été invitées à participer au dépistage. Ainsi, près de 4,7 millions d’entre-elles ont bénéficié de la proposition contre 4,6 millions sur la période 2008/2009. Des chiffres qui indiquent que de plus en plus de femmes sont concernées par l’opération. Gratuit, le dépistage organisé du cancer du sein consiste en une mammographie avec double lecture et un examen clinique. Par ailleurs, l’AFP explique que si le taux de dépistage global en France est d’environ 65%, l’Europe a fixé l’objectif à 70%. Si les Pays-de-la-Loire et le Limousin font office de bons élèves concernant le taux de participation à ces dépistages généralisés, Paris possède en revanche le taux le plus faible. Pourtant, l’InVs explique qu’il est “particulièrement important de convaincre les femmes de profiter de la qualité offerte par ce dépistage accessible gratuitement, en particulier celles qui ne font jamais de mammographie mais également celles qui les font en dehors du programme”.Le 10 avril 2011 à 16:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

First Town Hall Meeting Wraps Up

first_img Robust discussions mounting ahead of Public Meeting on Building Height increase Recommended for you Related Items:Constitutional Review Committee, gus lightbourne gym, town hall meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – A late night wrap up for the first town hall meeting of the Constitutional Review Committee, with residents stating their objections, giving their ideas and asking clarification on various elements of the 2011 Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution. Among the concerns same sex marriage, trial by jury, the make-up of parliament and the limited power of the finance minister due to the entrenched role of a UK appointed Chief Financial Officer. The meeting in Grand Turk went until around 11pm, Provo residents get their opportunity on Thursday at the Gus Lightbourne Gym at 6pm. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Town Hall Meeting for Building Heights at gym later today Science Fair open to public viewing by noonlast_img read more

Florida state park seeks mermaids for flexibleworking roles

first_imgSomething for the weekend: Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is recruiting for mermaids to work flexible-working patterns at its location in Florida.The park, which is holding interviews and auditions on 13 January, is expecting approximately 200 would-be mermaids for the sought-after position.As well as having an unusual job title to put on their CV, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is offering mermaids benefits such as flexible working days, health and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement and flexible paid time off.The lucky few chosen will join the team of mermaids in the submerged 400-seat auditorium to perform feats including eating and drinking underwater, as well as swimming and interacting with the audience. The show also includes several musical numbers and storytelling with a prince coming to their rescue.John Athanason, marketing and PR manager at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, said “What we look for is how comfortable one looks underwater. This is the most important part. Equally important is the face-to-face interview. We look for someone articulate, composed, and engaging. Many times, our mermaids are in front of the camera, and it’s important for us they represent the park in a professional manner.”Amy Lynn, mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, said: “Currently, we are doing two shows daily, but increase it to four during the peak months (summer). I work three-four days a week. It really fits in nicely. I have a young son, so it allows me the opportunity to spend a lot of time with him. Plus, he loves that his mummy is a mermaid.“I grew up in the area, and always dreamed of becoming a Weeki Wachee Mermaid. When the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at the chance of working at the park.”Here at Employee Benefits, we are already practising holding our breath under water, just so we can be rescued by Prince Charming!last_img read more

KPBSD Contract Negotiations Set To Reconvene On Tuesday

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Teachers and staff from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are once again stepping up to the bargaining table in hopes of reaching a contract agreement prior to the start of the new school year. Members of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association (KPEA) and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association (KPESA) voted on May 22 to authorize a strike over rising healthcare costs. The strike will take place this fall unless an agreement can be reached with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Both the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association have been in negotiations with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District since February of 2018 prior to their contracts expiring on July 1. David Brighton, KPEA President: “We have three sticking points with the District. The first is that we need to remove the healthcare cap. The second is we can’t agree with the district who says we’ll sign off on a contract now and figure the details out at the healthcare committee later. We need to know what the healthcare benefits are going forward. And finally we need to be sure that employees will take home a paycheck and not be forced to write a check to the district for the cost for their healthcare.” Currently talks at the bargaining table have stalled over rising healthcare costs, but according to Jesse Bjorkman Kenai Peninsula Education Association Bargaining Spokesman negotiations are expected to reconvene on Tuesday at 10am.last_img read more

Bank pharma stocks lead rally as Sensex jumps 278 points

first_imgIndian stock markets extended their gains on Friday, led by banking and pharma stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex closed at 24,616.97, up 278 points, or 1.14 percent, while the broad-based NSE Nifty settled at 7,489.10, with a gain of 85 points, or 1.15 percent.The Sensex soared by 334 points to touch an intraday high of 24,672, but shed gains in the closing hours. The rally was predominantly led by bank and pharma stocks.Lupin Pharma was the biggest Sensex gainer after the company declared a better-than-expected third quarter results. Net profit was Rs 530 crore, down 11.82 percent from Rs 601 crore in the year-ago period, while net sales inched 6 percent higher to Rs 3,358 crore, from Rs 3, 145 crore in the third quarter last fiscal. Lupin shares jumped almost 10 percent intraday to end the day at Rs 1,801.45.  Other top Sensex gainers included Axis Bank (up 4.40 percent), Cipla (up 3.58 percent), and Tata Steel (up 3.47 percent).Tata Steel gained despite posting a consolidated loss of Rs 2,127 crore for the third quarter ended December 2015, as against a net profit of Rs 157 crore in the year-ago period. Net sales dropped by almost 16 percent to Rs.28,039 crore from Rs.33,323.8 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal.Other Sensex gainers included Tata Motors, Dr Reddy’s Labs, State Bank of India, Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank and Hero Motocorp.Stocks that ended in the red included GAIL (India), Maruti Suzuki and Adani Ports.On the Nifty, Cipla, Piramal Enterprises, Aurobindo Pharma, Glaxo, Sun Pharma and Glenmark ended with some big gains.last_img read more

Ethiopia army truck crash kills 18

first_imgEighteen civilians were killed and others injured on Saturday when an army truck crashed into a minibus in northern Ethiopia, local media reported.The accident in Amhara state happened in the morning, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate said.Despite having one of the world’s lowest per capita car ownership rates, deadly accidents are common in Ethiopia and often blamed on poor road and car maintenance and lax enforcement of safety rules.More around 4,500 people died in the 12 months up to July this year, according to government statistics.last_img read more