Virat Kohli reveals long-term ambition: Wanted to be one of the top players in the world

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli was honoured with the Polly Umrigar award at the Board of Control for Cricket in India annual awards ceremony on Wednesday. Kohli is the only Indian cricketer to receive this award three times. (Virat Kohli, R Ashwin receive awards in glittering BCCI ceremony)Kohli, upon receiving the award from former India wicket-keeper Farokh Engineer, thanked his teammates and acknowledged 2016 as the breakthrough year in his career. (Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin bag top honours at BCCI 2016-17 awards).@imVkohli receives the Polly Umrigar award #Naman pic.twitter.com/eLewm11UVa- BCCI (@BCCI) March 8, 2017″It’s been quite unbelievable, the last 10-12 months. As cricketers you always have a breakthrough year. Starting later 2015 to end of last year probably I could recall, you know, when I get older as the breakthrough year in my career. All the hard-work, all the training, on a daily basis all the sacrifices I think came together nicely,” Kohli said at the glittering awards ceremony which was held in Bengaluru.WATCH FULL VIDEO”Couldn’t have been possible without the help of my teammates. At times when you don’t do well is when champion players in your side step up. Everyone has been able to do that and that’s why we are the top side in the world. Its testimony to the kind of talent we have in the team. I thank all my teammates for the support, the trust and the effort. It’s a great honour receiving this for the third time,” he added.advertisementThe ceremony was conducted by former India all-rounder and Team Director Ravi Shastri, who also asked Kohli on what triggered off the spark in him that took his game to a different level.”I always wanted to be one of the top players in the world so I understood what it would take for me to maintain my form in all three formats. Its very important in the transitional phase to be available for all three formats. The kind of position the BCCI has put me in I’m very thankful of. I take it as an opportunity, I don’t take this as a job. I’ve been put in a place that I need to do the right things, set the right examples and follow a certain path that the whole team believes in.”My early days in my career as well there have been people who doubted the way I’ve gone about with my game. Even now there are doubters and haters all around. But one thing is for sure that I’ve always believed in myself, always believed in my heart that if I work hard 120% everyday of my life then I won’t be answerable to anyone,” Kohli said.The 28-year-old was on a roll last year amassing 1215 runs in 12 Tests at an average of over 75 including a record four double hundreds in consecutive series. He scored 739 runs in 10 ODIs at 92.37 with three hundreds and slammed 641 runs in 15 Twenty20 internationals at 106.83 with seven half-centuries to his name. He is the only batsman in the world who averages over 50 in all three formats of the game.last_img read more

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Pjanic set to miss a month

first_imgMiralem Pjanić Pjanic set to miss a month and World Cup qualifiers with thigh injury Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 07:35 29/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pjanic-cropped. Getty Images Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina v Belgium Estonia v Bosnia-Herzegovina Estonia Belgium WC Qualification Europe A torn muscle will force the midfielder to miss World Cup qualifying fixtures against Belgium and Estonia Juventus star Miralem Pjanic has been ruled out of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers due to a thigh injury as he prepares for a month-long stint on the sidelines.A torn muscle will force midfielder Pjanic to miss fixtures against Belgium and Estonia, the Football Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina announced.Juventus 5/1 to win CL Group D Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. Pjanic sustained the injury in the warm-up before Juve’s 2-0 win over Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday.”We spoke to the Juventus doctor. Pjanic has a 2cm muscle tear above his knee and will have to rest for 3-4 weeks,” said Bosnian doctor Reuf Karabeg.With 75 international caps to his name, Pjanic added: “I am sorry to be injured at this important moment, ahead of the Belgium match.”I will support Bosnia with all my heart and hope this situation can be another motive for my Bosnian team-mates.”Bosnia host Group H leaders Belgium – who have already qualified for the World Cup – on October 7 and travel to Estonia three days later, with their hopes of reaching Russia next year still in the balance.Pjanic and his team-mates are second in the table but cannot qualify directly, though they can still book their spot in the showpiece tournament via the play-offs.last_img read more

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NRF: US Imports on a Steady Rise

first_imgzoom Import cargo volume at the United States’ major retail container ports has begun its annual climb toward summer levels but is expected to be largely flat when compared with last year’s record high numbers, according to the National Retail Federation’s latest report.“Last year was a roller coaster but this year we’re expecting a nice, steady climb right through the summer,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said.“We’re finally getting back to normal patterns as cargo builds up toward the back-to-school season and eventually the holiday season. Despite the year-over-year comparisons, these are still strong numbers.”The projection follows NRF’s estimates that import cargo volume at major US retail container ports would grow toward the summer despite difficult comparisons with last year’s patterns, as 2015 was hit by the dockworkers dispute at the West Coast ports that clogged the ports.Ports covered by the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates handled 1.54 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units in February, up 3.7 percent from January and a dramatic 28.9 percent from unusually low figures in February 2015, when a new contract with dockworkers ended a near-shutdown at West Coast ports.March was estimated at 1.35 million TEU, down 22.1 percent from the flood of traffic seen last year as the new contract released a backlog of cargo.April is forecast at 1.5 million TEU, down 0.8 percent from last year; May at 1.58 million TEU, down 2.1 percent; June at 1.56 million TEU, down 0.6 percent; July at 1.61 million TEU, down 0.5 percent, and August also at 1.61 million TEU, down 3.9 percent, the report figures show.The first half of 2016 is expected to total 9 million TEU, up 1.8 percent from the same period in 2015.Major shipping lines are expected to add new super-large capacity vessels to routes between Asia and the U.S. West Coast which according to Hackett Associates is likely to bring lower shipping rates at the risk of “chaos” in the balance between supply and demand.last_img read more

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La NouvelleÉcosse évalue limpact de louragan Earl

first_imgLes représentants du Bureau de gestion des urgences continuent d’évaluer les effets de l’ouragan Earl. Plus tôt aujourd’hui 4 septembre, la GRC a confirmé un décès lié à l’ouragan. « Comme tous les Néo-Écossais, j’ai été profondément attristée par cette nouvelle, a dit Ramona Jennex, ministre de la Gestion des urgences. Au nom du gouvernement provincial, je transmets mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille de cette personne. » Alors que le nettoyage se poursuit à la suite de l’ouragan Earl, les représentants du gouvernement provincial rappellent aux Néo-Écossais que la sécurité publique est toujours une priorité. « Même si la tempête est passée, nous demandons aux gens de continuer de faire preuve de prudence, a dit Mme Jennex. N’empruntez pas les routes puisqu’elles peuvent être jonchées de débris et de branches d’arbres. Restez loin des côtes et faites preuve d’une prudence extrême lorsque vous évaluez les dommages à votre propriété. » Le gouvernement provincial continue de travailler avec les services publics, les ministères du gouvernement et les organismes à but non lucratif pour assurer un rétablissement unifié et bien coordonné. Environnement Canada annonçait que vers midi, l’ouragan Earl a été classé comme tempête tropicale. La tempête a maintenant dépassé la Nouvelle-Écosse. Bien que la tempête ne soit plus un ouragan, il existe toujours une possibilité de grands vents. Aucune panne majeure des infrastructures n’a été signalée. Des lignes électriques, des arbres, des branches et des feuilles jonchent les routes dans plusieurs régions de la province. La GRC continue de recommander aux gens de ne pas emprunter les routes sauf en cas de nécessité absolue. Pour obtenir de l’information sur les conditions routières actuelles, composez le 511 de tout téléphone inscrit en Nouvelle-Écosse. Les résidents de la MRH peuvent signaler les routes obstruées en composant le 902-490-4000. Toute ligne électrique brisée par une branche d’arbre qui bloque une route doit être signalée à Nova Scotia Power. Les équipes des services publics continuent de rétablir les pannes d’électricité à l’échelle de la province. Les gens peuvent vérifier l’état des pannes et signaler des pannes en composant le numéro sans frais de Nova Scotia Power, 1-877-428-6004. Les représentants du Bureau de gestion des urgences continuent de travailler avec Nova Scotia Power pour mieux comprendre la nature et la durée des pannes d’électricité. Tout foyer de soins ou grand établissement de soins de longue durée sans électricité dans la province doit communiquer avec Nova Scotia Power. Le gouvernement provincial a demandé à Nova Scotia Power de rétablir l’électricité pour ces établissements de façon prioritaire. « Les Néo-Écossais sont reconnus pour leur gentillesse et leur volonté à aider les autres. Je vous demande donc de prendre quelques minutes pour vous assurer que vos voisins se portent bien, a dit Mme Jennex. S’il y a une personne âgée ou autre personne dans votre quartier qui pourrait avoir besoin d’aide, prenez le temps de lui rendre visite. » Des pannes sporadiques de service téléphonique ont été signalées, mais il n’y a pas d’interruption du service de téléphone cellulaire en ce moment. On encourage les résidents qui n’ont pas de service téléphonique à avoir un téléphone cellulaire à portée de la main. On recommande à toute personne sans accès à un téléphone qui a besoin de soins médicaux d’urgence de se rendre directement à la station d’ambulance la plus près ou au service d’urgence de l’hôpital. -30-last_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Cape Breton County

first_imgCAPE BRETON COUNTY: Highway 125 Night work will continue today, Oct. 11, on Highway 125 between Exit 7 and Exit 8. Work will begin at 10 p.m. and finish at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Workers are installing concrete girders on the new Membertou Bridge. A detour is in place. -30-last_img

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Working With Communities to Address Gun Violence

first_img BROADCAST COPY: Trained “interrupters” will work in Halifax communities to prevent gun violence before it happens under a new program introduced today (April 11th). CeaseFire, created by the University of Illinois, brings police, community and public agencies together to reduce gun violence. The federal government is providing more than 2-million dollars toward the program, which will be run by the Community Justice Society. Justice Minister Lena Diab thanked community leaders for their determination to address gun violence and leading the way to bring CeaseFire to Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is the first province in Canada with the program, which is used around the world. -30- Trained “interrupters” will work in communities to prevent gun violence before it happens, under a new program launched today, April 11, in Halifax Regional Municipality. The CeaseFire program, created by the University of Illinois School of Public Health, brings outreach workers, community and faith leaders, police and public agencies together to reduce gun violence. The federal government is providing more than $2 million toward the program, which will be run by the Community Justice Society. “Gun violence takes a high toll on families and neighbourhoods, and it’s up to all of us working together to move youth away from violence,” said Justice Minister Lena Diab. “I want to thank the federal government for its support and Halifax’s community leaders for showing determination to address gun violence, and leading the way to bring CeaseFire to Nova Scotia.” In 2012, government and police agencies met with about 80 community and faith leaders and youth who determined CeaseFire was a potential solution to gun violence in Halifax. Nova Scotia is the first Canadian province to adopt the program, which is used around the world. “The Community Justice Society is delighted and excited to have the opportunity to be part of this unique project,” said executive director Yvonne Atwell. “The model combines science and street outreach to track where violence is heating up and then cool the situation down. The ultimate goal is to save lives, and we believe that this project will have a positive impact on our communities.” CeaseFire uses multiple services to help steer youth away from violence, including trained outreach workers, mentoring services, mental health and employment supports, and community reconciliation circles.last_img read more

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Man accused of crimes against humanity fights to keep Canadian citizenship

first_imgOTTAWA – A man accused of committing crimes against humanity in the former Yugoslavia is fighting a federal move to strip his Canadian citizenship.Cedo Kljajic is denying the government’s assertion he fraudulently obtaining citizenship by concealing his key role in the creation and operation of a police force that carried out abuses on behalf of the self-proclaimed Bosnian Serb Republic in the early 1990s.The government claims he made false statements about his past to obtain permanent resident status in Canada in 1995 and citizenship in 1999.The government says that renders Kljajic, who lives in Quebec, inadmissible to Canada, meaning he could be deported if the government case succeeds.In their statement of claim filed in August in Federal Court, the government detailed tensions between Serb, Croat and Muslim party leaders that arose in 1991 over the prospect of Bosnia and Herzegovina breaking away from Yugoslavia. That led to the emergence of distinct Bosnian Serb political, administrative and police institutions.Shortly after Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence in 1992, war broke out.In the first months of the war, the focus of the Bosnian Serb leadership was to forge an ethnically homogenous territory by eliminating Bosnian Muslims and Croats from Serb-claimed regions, the federal statement says.It says thousands of active and reserve members of the RS MUP police took part in a campaign of attacks that included arbitrary and illegal arrest and detention of a significant portion of the non-Serb population, and the mental and physical torture, sexual assault and killing of many detainees.The federal claim says Kljajic was appointed undersecretary of public security for the Bosnian Serb Republic, making him legally responsible for the RS MUP police and its acts.Kljajic was “a staunch supporter” of an ethnic Serb police force, participated in its creation, and was responsible for the general oversight and direction of police work throughout the territory controlled by the Bosnian Serb regime from the beginning of hostilities until November 1992, the statement adds.From early on in the conflict, Kljajic “had full knowledge” of the crimes being committed by his subordinates in the Serb police force, it says.But in a brief statement of defence filed recently with the court, Kljajic contests the allegations and outlines his own version of the facts.He says he served the administration in “various regional capacities” from about April and September 1992, and that during this time he was actively trying to find a way to flee to Serbia.Kljajic adds that he “feared retribution from the Bosnian Serb military establishment and/or paramilitaries and only remained in the positions he held due to that fear.”— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

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UN officials express grave concern for schoolchildren amid Middle East violence

“Schools must be kept out of the conflict space and all parties should respect and preserve them as zones of peace,” Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said in New York. In Geneva, the spokesperson for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) expressed hope that Israeli authorities would remove the obstacles to bringing into Gaza teaching kits and construction materials, which are needed to repair schools damaged in recent attacks. Because schools remain closed, UNICEF has distributed enough School-in-a-Box kits for 800 students, spokesperson Véronique Taveau said. She added that UNICEF has dispatched 20 educators who specialize in psychological trauma to Gaza, since demand for consultations had risen 60 per cent in the last few days there. 7 March 2008Following yesterday’s shooting in Jerusalem, which killed eight students, and the recent Israeli incursion in Gaza, which left 28 children dead and educational facilities damaged, United Nations officials today appealed for protection of schools and their young wards. read more

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UN assisting efforts to monitor spread of ash from Icelandic volcanos eruption

24 May 2011Members of a United Nations network of volcanic ash advisory centres around the world are monitoring a volcano in Iceland that has erupted and spewed ash high into the air, disrupting airline travel over parts of Europe. The Grímsvötn volcano in south-eastern Iceland, which began erupting on Saturday, has ejected ash to a height of at least 10 kilometres, according to Clare Nullis, a spokesperson for the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO).Nine volcanic ash advisory centres – set up by WMO, the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics – are providing meteorological information as part of a global volcano watch system, she said.The lead centre for this eruption is based in the United Kingdom, and is responsible for monitoring and reporting the spread of ash over the UK, Iceland and the north-eastern part of the Atlantic Ocean.Ms. Nullis said the advisory centre is also providing forecasts about where and how the ash plume from Grímsvötn might spread in the days ahead, depending on weather patterns and the length of the volcano’s eruption.The information being provided should help officials make decisions on transport and other areas of planning, WMO said.Several hundred flights have already been cancelled due to the ash, but some scientific experts have predicted that the impact will be less severe than the April 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which closed much of European air space for days.The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) has previously called on European governments to integrate volcano risk into their air travel policies and laws. read more

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SecretaryGeneral waives immunity of Assembly committee chairman arrested by US

“We can confirm that Mr. Vladimir Kuznetsov, the chairman of the ACABQ (Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions), was arrested last night,” Marie Okabe told the regular noon briefing in response to a question. “We can confirm to you that the Secretary-General did waive his diplomatic immunity in response to a request and that we have been cooperating with the US authorities on this enquiry, which comes out of an investigation that had been initiated by OIOS (Office of Internal Oversight Services) against Mr. Yakovlev.” Alexander Yakovlev was accused in the third Interim Report of the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) into mismanagement in the UN’s Iraq Oil-for-Food-programme of soliciting kickbacks. Ms. Okabe had been asked how widespread the problem was. “We don’t know more in terms of how widespread it is. We don’t know at this point if more will be uncovered,” she replied. “And, as I mentioned, it was OIOS who had instigated the investigation against Mr. Yakovlev and then turned it over to US federal authorities.” The ACABQ is a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly consisting of 16 members appointed by the Assembly in their individual capacity. The major functions are to examine and report on the budget submitted by the Secretary-General to the General Assembly; to advise the General Assembly concerning any administrative and budgetary matters referred to it; to examine, on behalf of the General Assembly, the administrative budgets of the specialized agencies and proposals for financial arrangements with such agencies; and to consider and report to the General Assembly on the auditors’ reports on the accounts of the United Nations and of the specialized agencies. read more

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Guterres expresses grave concern following explosion at large political rally for reformminded

Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the act of violence, which – according to news reports – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, described as “an unsuccessful attempt by forces who do not want to see Ethiopia united”.Earlier this week, the UN chief welcomed the “positive steps” taken by Mr. Ahmed to accept and implement a stalled 2002 peace agreement with neighbouring Eritrea, which would end decades of conflict and tension between the two Horn of Africa countries.The Ethiopian leader was reportedly escorted from the major political rally in the capital, Addis Ababa, shortly after the blast, which resulted from a grenade being thrown into the crowd.Mr. Abiy became Prime Minister, following the resignation of his predecessor in February, and is the first leader to hail from the majority Oromo ethnic group, which has been at the centre of anti-government protests for the past three years.A statement from the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General said that “he conveys his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” adding that the UN chief “expresses his solidarity with the Government and People of Ethiopia.”The Ethiopian Prime Minister has implemented a large number of political reforms since taking office, and previously served in government as minister for science and technology. read more

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Justin Trudeau announces general election for Canada this October

first_img Source: CP24/Twitter Justin Trudeau announces general election for Canada this October Parliament was dissolved today. Share14 Tweet Email1 Image: Sean Kilpatrick “At the end of the day politics is about people. Maybe you are a recent grad or a new Canadian, whoever you are you deserve a real plan for your future,” Trudeau adds.— CP24 (@CP24) September 11, 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4805012 CANADIANS WILL GO to the polls on October 21, after it was announced today that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requested to dissolve Parliament.Local press say that Trudeau went to Rideau Hall today to request from the Governor General that parliament be dissolved. This was accepted, which triggered a federal election.Speaking to press following the event, Trudeau said that the election will give Canadians “a chance to vote for the kind of Canada they want to live in”. Wednesday 11 Sep 2019, 4:07 PM Short URLcenter_img By Aoife Barry Wed 4:07 PM 13,125 Views 22 Comments When Trudeau was elected to the role of Prime Minister, he made headlines for picking a gender-balanced Cabinet.The election wasn’t surprise news – parties have already been wooing voters with pre-election ads, announcements and whistle stops in key battlegrounds across the country.Liberal PartyElected in 2015, Trudeau and the Liberal Party will be battling to hold onto a majority in parliament against untested rivals Andrew Scheer of the Conservatives and New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh, as well as the Greens led by Elizabeth May.Voters will choose all 338 members of the House of Commons, with the latest poll on Tuesday showing the Liberals reclaiming a slight lead over the Tories.Accusations of Trudeau meddling in a criminal prosecution sent the Liberals’ popularity tumbling at the start of the year.Meanwhile, climate change and affordability are widely predicted to be the main issues in the campaign.The Canadian economy is strong, posting second-quarter growth of 3.7 percent and almost half a million new jobs created in the last year. But the economic gains have not been widely felt, and Canadians have increasingly expressed concern about a rising cost of living.Trudeau’s mixed first termThroughout his first term, Trudeau cast himself as a champion in the fight against global warming, while Scheer has vowed to roll back a federal carbon levy as his first act in office, if elected.Over the past four years the Liberals have legalised cannabis, boosted Canada’s resettlement of refugees, negotiated a new continental free trade deal with the US and Mexico, and concluded trade pacts with the EU and Pacific nations.The Trudeau government also oversaw the largest military procurement in Canadian history, to replace warships and fighter jets.But Trudeau’s political agenda was often sidelined by crises, including diplomatic and trade rows with the US, India, Saudi Arabia and China.China has detained two Canadian nationals in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a Chinese tech executive on a US warrant.As host of the 2018 G7 summit, Trudeau found himself the target of accusations of weakness and dishonesty by US President Donald Trump after the US suddenly pulled out of the joint final statement.The nationalising an oil pipeline to salvage the construction project after years of delays due to protests and legal challenges also drew the ire of environmental activists that year.But Trudeau’s image suffered the worst hit after he expelled from the Liberal Party two senior ministers — both women, one of them Canada’s first indigenous attorney general — for criticising his alleged meddling in the prosecution of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin to try to save jobs.In recent months, the Liberals managed to claw back some of that lost support.According to Mainstreet Research, the Liberals now have 38% support, versus 34% for the Tories. The survey of 1,876 Canadians was conducted from September 6 to 8, with a 2.3% margin of error.The polling data also showed that the Green Party, with 11% support, could leapfrog the New Democrats at eight percent to claim third place in parliament for the first time.The Greens currently have only two seats in the lower house. The second was only won in a by-election in May.- Additional reporting AFP Image: Sean Kilpatrick Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Le tabagisme impliqué dans la différence de longévité hommefemme

first_imgLe tabagisme, impliqué dans la différence de longévité homme-femmeUne nouvelle étude concernant l’espérance de vie des hommes et des femmes dans les pays européens montre que la différence d’âge moyen de décès concernant les deux sexes serait en partie due au tabac et à l’alcool.C’est un fait depuis de nombreuses années. Statistiquement, les femmes vivent plus longtemps que les hommes. Ce constat particulièrement vrai dans les pays européens développés serait en grande partie dû au tabagisme. Ainsi, s’il est aussi vrai que les femmes ont une espérance de vie supérieure aux hommes du fait qu’elles consultent plus facilement le corps médical que les hommes, explique l’AFP, une étude s’est penchée sur les effets de l’alcool et du tabac sur la longévité des hommes et des femmes, et cela depuis 2005. L’équipe conduite par Gerry McCartney s’est basé sur des données de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé concernant les causes des décès des individus dans trente pays européens.Et l’AFP de préciser que si les décès des suites de cancers des voies respiratoires, attaques cérébrales, bronchite chronique obstructive et infarctus sont généralement imputés au tabagisme, l’alcool est quant à lui responsable de cancers de la gorge et de l’œsophage, ainsi que des psychoses alcooliques et des maladies chroniques du foie. Les chercheurs sont parvenus à la conclusion suivante : entre 40 et 60% de la différence de longévité homme-femme serait due au tabagisme ou à l’alcool, et cela dans la plupart des pays. Ainsi, si l’ensemble de la population ne consommait plus de tabac et d’alcool, l’écart de longévité entre les deux sexes serait particulièrement réduit.Le 18 janvier 2011 à 15:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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No One Dies Well in Doctor Who SpinOff Class

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target This article contains spoilers for “For Tonight We Might Die,” episode one of Class season one.The Whoniverse is no stranger to spin-offs: Some failed (did anyone watch the K-9 and Company pilot?), some succeeded (The Sarah Jane Adventures lasted five seasons before star Elisabeth Sladen’s death; Torchwood lives on in audio tales).The fate of new offshoot Class, however, remains to be seen.Helmed by YA author Patrick Ness, the eight-episode series aired in the UK late last year, but only just made its US debut this weekend—following the Doctor Who season 10 premiere.The Breakfast Club-meets-Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a new generation, Class, follows students and staff at Coal Hill Academy.The London-based secondary school should be familiar to Whovians: It served as the backdrop for the first Doctor Who episode and appeared again 50 years later as the workplace of companion Clara Oswald (and her love interest, Danny Pink).Now, under the reluctant leadership of physics teacher Miss Quill, five very different students must band together to fight monsters and save the Earth—at the behest of the Twelfth Doctor.From left: Ram (Fady Elsayed), Charlie (Greg Austin), April (Sophie Hopkins), Tanya (Vivian Oparah) (BBC)“For Tonight We Might Die” kicks right off with excitement, mystery, and intrigue. And in true Doctor Who fashion, someone running for their life.“Everyone knows students at this school disappear,” a young pupil says of “missing” classmate Kevin Williams—an allusion to five decades of weird goings-on at Coal Hill. “They all just pretend it isn’t happening.”Williams’ absence is overshadowed by the impending Autumn Prom, decorating committee of one: April MacLean—”the answer to the question ‘Are spinsters born or made?’”A nice, Downton Abbey-loving girl without a date to the dance, April grins and bears sharp-edged Quill’s class. She is joined by Ram Singh (“the boy who hears silent applause every time he walks into a room”), Tanya Adeola (a 14-year-old child prodigy), and Charlie Smith (the posh newbie who had to Google “Idris Elba” on his phone).With obligatory character introductions complete, the episode finally pulls out of the gate as April and Tanya are each attacked by shadows—the same ones that killed Kevin Williams.Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly) and Charlie (Greg Austin) (BBC)At Quill’s urging, April tries to shoot the creature, but Charlie stops her; the blast grazes Smokey the Monster, expelling his heart, and replacing it with April’s, now shared between the human and alien. (It also seems to dissolve whatever was about to slash Tanya to dust.)By way of explanation, Charlie reveals his true identity: Prince of Rhodia.Distracted by a rebellion of the Quill—of which Miss was the opposition leader—the Rhodians were exterminated by the Shadow Kin (finally, a name for these fire-and-brimstone demons), leaving only Charlie and Miss Quill—sentenced for her sins to a lifetime protecting the prince.In a series of flashbacks, the pair tells of how they were saved by “a figure of legend, out of space and time itself,” dropped off at Coal Hill, and instructed to tell people they come from Sheffield.April takes the news in stride, the next day dolling herself up for prom. (It turns out British millennial galas look a lot different than my 2004 high school dance.) Everyone dressed in their Sunday best (Quill’s LBD is to die for), the ragtag group reconvene in the school gymnasium for “A Night Full of Promise”—and sword-wielding hellions.Enter the Doctor, making a cameo appearance to help defeat the Shadow Kin and close the rift through which they came. Well, at least he tried.Shadow Kin leader Corakinus and the Twelfth Doctor (BBC)“Coal Hill will continue to act like a beacon across all of spacetime, to any being who might want to make mischief with it,” he said, opening the door to a season of monster-of-the-weeks and undoubted adventure.“Time has looked at your faces, and time,” the Doctor continued, spotting the names “Pink, R. D.” and “Oswald, C.” on the school wall, “time never forgets.”Neither does Charlie, who ultimately unveils his greatest secret: the Cabinet of Souls is not empty, and in his bedroom, he holds a weapon powerful enough to destroy an entire species.An angsty teenage romp for modern viewers, Class (produced by Who boss Steven Moffat and exec producer Brian Minchin), pulls no punches when it comes to navigating high school while battling aliens.last_img read more

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Clark Asks: Mural tells tale of Orchards

first_imgLauren Smith frequently drives by a mural in Orchards depicting local life in the early 1900s. The 70-foot-long mural has a prune-picking family standing in front of an orchard, Mount St. Helens (with its top), the Orchards Feed Mill and the Orchards-Sifton streetcar.It’s a lot packed into a single scene — one that confused Smith.Curious about the history of the mural and clock courtyard at Northeast Covington Road and Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard, she recently submitted a question to The Columbian’s Clark Asks feature.“I’ve always been a very inquisitive person, especially when it comes to the local community. I love to learn about the history behind specific artwork or areas in Clark County,” she said in an email. “One of the things that always caught my attention was the fact that the mural depicts the Orchards Feed Mill as well as a train station — yet as far as I know, there is not a railroad track near the current Orchards Feed Mill. Overall, I’m really curious to find out what person or group was responsible for the mural’s creation, and the story behind what the mural is depicting.”Good eye.The main artist behind the mural, Guy Drennan, explained that the scene is a composite of several historic photos. In 2002, tasked with painting a mural that shows how Orchards got its name, he went to the Clark County Historical Society with Linda Peterson and was directed to a filing cabinet full of photos. The resulting mural mushes together a few images they photocopied.“Fourth Plain was lined with prune drying operations,” Drennan said.Clark County once claimed to be the prune capital of the U.S. and had dozens of prune dryers and orchards, and even a couple of canneries. Yes, prunes are the main reason Orchards is called Orchards.last_img read more

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Local survivors remember Pearl Harbor

first_imgo The national Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will disband at the end of the year. The Pacific Northwest Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors will continue Vancouver’s annual Dec. 7 commemorations.Members of the Vancouver chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (not all attended Wednesday’s event), plus three Portland-area survivors who attended the commemoration:o Larry Lydon, USS San Francisco.o Joseph Bailey, USS Whitney.o George Bennett, Ford Island.o John Bruening, Schofield Barracks.o Bernard DeGrave, USS Montgomery.o Gebhard Galle, USS Nevada.o Paul Johnson, USS Castor.o Marvin Kaufmann, USS Whitney.o Harold Lacy, USS Tennessee.o John Leach, USS California.o Don Raymond, USS Sunnadin.o Ralph Laedtke, USS Solace.o G.R. Hatton, USS Worden.o Ed Cogan, Hickham Field.o Gene Cole, Bellows Field.o Albert Montague, submarine base.Some of them realized our nation was at war when machine gun bullets started buzzing around them.A few sailors knew something was wrong when their ships shuddered; in one case, the jolt was strong enough to knock breakfast off the table.Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on America’s Pacific stronghold, which plunged the nation into World War II.When a dozen local Pearl Harbor survivors gathered to mark the anniversary, it was a chance to share some of those stories — and to honor more than 2,300 military personnel who were killed on Dec. 7, 1941.Don Raymond said he was among those who survived machine gun fire when the quiet Sunday morning skies over the harbor suddenly erupted with Japanese warplanes.last_img read more

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Marilyn Manson Hospitalized In Stage Accident

first_img Marilyn Manson Hospitalized In Stage Accident The singer is currently recovering in his Los Angeles home after being rushed to a New York-area hospital following an injury on stageBrian HaackGRAMMYs Oct 2, 2017 – 12:20 pm Shock rocker Marilyn Manson was forced to cancel nine upcoming tour date stops after being injured by a large set piece at during a show at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom over the weekend.The set piece collapsed as Manson and his band were finishing a performance of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),” originally by the Eurythmics. In several fan-shot cellphone videos of the performance, the singer can be seen grasping the crossbar off the steel truss supporting the set piece just before it toppled over on top of him.The GRAMMY nominee was rushed to a New York-area hospital, and will be flying back to his home in Los Angeles to recover from his injuries, Billboard reports.The nine cancelled show dates were planned to take place between Oct. 2 and Oct. 14, and a spokesperson for the band has a released a statement saying the show will be rescheduled to a later date and that Manson hoped to return to the stage soon.  Additional details about the nature of Manson’s injuries have not been disclosed.The singer’s 10th studio album, Heaven Upside Down, will be released on Oct. 6.Route 91 Harvest Festival: 50 Dead, 400 Injured In Las Vegas ShootingRead more Email Falling Set Piece Injures Marilyn Manson marilyn-manson-hospitalized-stage-accident Twitter Facebook News last_img read more

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VIDEO Wilmington Fun On The Fourth Highlights

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television recently put together a 3-minute video of highlights from this year’s Fun on the Fourth celebration, including the doll carriage and bike parade, wiffle ball, baby crawl, hula hoop contest, tug of war, limbo contest, 3-legged race, water balloon toss, and family fun magic show.—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/bc837a3d-9d37-46ee-9d1c-ba4f00165923/video.original.mp400:0000:0003:25Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Highlights From Wilmington Police Beach DayIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch The Doll Carriage & Bike Parade From Fun On The FourthIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch The Hospital Bed Race From Fun On The FourthIn “Videos”last_img read more

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Pixel 3A may drop bundled headphones wireless charging

first_img Mentioned Above Google Pixel (32GB, Quite Black) Google’s rumored Pixel 3A @evleaks Preview • Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google’s post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on) See it Editors’ Note, May 7, 2019: CNET’s Google Pixel 3A​ and Pixel 3A XL​ reviews are here. Read more about both phones and why Google decided to release these budget phones​. Phones null $219 How To • How to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android phone Lee also says that he and his source weren’t able to get wireless charging working on a Qi charging pad, making it possible that Google may have dropped the feature to get to the cheaper starting price.  0 News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.  According to a video last week from YouTuber M. Brandon Lee, who previously reported on the phones’ starting prices, the Pixel 3A and 3A XL will not come with bundled headphones. However, the Pixel 3A is expected to have a 3.5mm standard headphone jack so those looking to plug in headphones will have plenty of options. center_img Everything Pixel 3A: What we know about Google’s cheaper Pixels Google Pixel Review • Our Google Pixel review: Pure Android at its absolute best Share your voice The phones are expected to include a USB-C to USB-A adapter as well as a USB-C charging cable, according to images of the packaging shared by the YouTuber. With just over a day to go until I/O, all should be official soon. Google’s expected to announce updates to its Pixel lineup on Tuesday, as well as the latest news on Android Q, Google Assistant, Nest and smart home devices and maybe even a few surprises. Google’s rumored Pixel 3A is all but here. However, with one day to go until the company’s big I/O developer conference, the last missing details are finally becoming known.  After recent leaks have detailed the phone’s specs, price, colors and retail packaging we are still slowly getting additional details on what will come with the phone. Or in the case of wired headphones, what won’t be included.  CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags Google does include a pair of wired USB-C earbuds with the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, though both of those phones lack a traditional headphone jack.  Rumors Googlelast_img read more

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