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Heavy marijuana use can lead to oftenmisdiagnosed syndrome experts

first_imgAs the Canadian government prepares to legalize pot this summer, concerns are growing about a condition that often goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed — cannabanoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS).CHS can often be a side effect of prolonged and heavy marijuana use, causing severe vomiting and abdominal pain.“As cannabis use becomes more prevalent and more chronic we are likely to see more cases over time,” says Dr. Glen Bandiera, chief of emergency medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.“It is a concern because people are quite uncomfortable with it and they can get quite sick with it, with fluid imbalances and dehydration. So it is something that needs to be recognized, it does require medical attention,” he says.Bandiera says they see about three or four cases of CHS in the emergency room every month, but there could be more cases that aren’t recognized as CHS because people are unfamiliar with the causes and symptoms. He says it’s important to raise awareness that CHS can result from chronic marijuana use.Former dispensary owner Jodie Emery is well versed in the effects of cannabis use and says the condition is paradoxical as people often use cannabis as a treatment for nausea, but insists that the health benefits outweigh any negative effects.In her experience, she’s heard of only one person who had a severe reaction, but it didn’t happen after smoking pot.“A lot of people have said that eating edibles or doing extracts or shatter or ‘dabbing’ as it’s called — sometimes that can overload your cannabinoid receptors with too many cannabanoids and they have an adverse reaction,” says Emery. “But again, its such a small number of people and often symptoms go away within 12-24 hours of abstinence.”While cases of CHS may be rare, doctors in Colorado say the number of cases there have doubled since the state decriminalized marijuana in 2012.Dr. Kennon Heard, an emergency physician and medical toxicologist in Denver says his hospital saw a big spike in the number of cases following decriminalization. That number has stabilized to about 50 to 70 cases a year.Not much is known about the factors influencing the increase, but Heard believes increased availability as well as increased potency of the herb is a factor.25 years ago pot contained about 3.4 per cent THC — the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. Today it can be as high as 18.7 to 30 per cent.“In Colorado … I can look across the street literally and I’m looking at a marijuana dispensary as I’m driving home, so I can walk there everyday and buy more than enough marijuana to use it multiple times in a day,” says Heard. “Then you throw on top of that the THC content of the marijuana we’re seeing is much higher, it sort of makes sense that is why we’re probably seeing more (cases).”Heard says when he was training in emergency medicine, textbooks said that acute marijuana use does not lead to emergency department visits.“Now I can tell you in my practice, pretty much every shift, I expect to see at least one person that’s coming into the ER with some complication related to marijuana use,” he says.While he stresses that the negative effects or marijuana use are not comparable to those of alcohol, cocaine, opioids and other such substances, it’s important to recognize and raise awareness about them.“I think anyone who says that there are no public health consequences for marijuana legalization is not really looking at the information that’s out there,” he says.Echoing Dr. Bandiera’s concerns, Heard says a lack of awareness about CHS means both doctors and patients often do not recognize it, which can sometimes lead to more serious repercussions.“We’ve had a few patients that have … become so dehydrated, they’ve had kidney injury and actually required admission to the hospital,” he says. “The main thing that happens is they get these very extensive emergency department evaluations for this abdominal pain and vomiting. No cause is ever found.”Heard adds that not only are the patients miserable throughout the entire ordeal which is prolonged by repeated testing and multiple ER visits, but it leads to missed work and consequently lost wages as well.Doctors say the only treatment is to simply discontinue marijuana use. However research is limited and each individual reacts differently — some may see an improvement in their condition sooner than others. Similarly, some people might see a recurrence when they use marijuana again, while others may not.“Unfortunately we can’t even say for sure that if you go from being a heavy user to a light, occasional user that you’re not going to have (CHS),” says Heard. “All we can recommend is if you’re having these symptoms and it’s disruptive to your life, you really need to think about quitting.”Raising awareness of CHS is an important issue for doctors and they say it is essential to get medical attention if you or someone you know may be suffering from the condition.CHS does not naturally subside and requires attention in an urgent care environment for fluid and electrolyte balance. Most patients make a full recovery when treated properly.last_img read more

 

Some residents fume as Montreals three supervised injection sites inaugurated

first_imgMONTREAL – Montreal’s three supervised injection sites were officially inaugurated Monday, but not everyone in one of the areas was thrilled about the new neighbour.Daniel Marangere fumed as Mayor Denis Coderre, Quebec Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois and federal Liberal MP Joel Lightbound headed for a photo-op at the one site operated by community organization Cactus Montreal.Marangere and another local resident, Chantal Beauregard, told the politicians and reporters that life has been hell since Cactus Montreal opened a safe injection site on a downtown Montreal street lined by condominiums just one week ago.“What do you think of that, injecting right in front (of the site),” Marangere said, showing a photo on his phone to Coderre.Marangere, who wants the newly opened facility to shut down, said it has attracted junkies to the street at all hours and that needles litter the ground in the residential neighbourhood right off busy Ste-Catherine Street.“There’s no cameras, there’s no security,” Marangere said. “It’s been one week and we’re already fed up.”The Montreal safe injection sites approved by Health Canada in May include a mobile unit believed to be the only one of its kind in North America.A fourth Montreal location is slated to open in the fall, but its location near a school has also sparked opposition.Dr. Richard Masse, Montreal’s public health director, says he understands the ‘not in my backyard’ stand taken by some residents, but says reluctance in other jurisdictions has faded as providing a safe space for addicts means they are no longer on the streets.“The support for those sites is increasing continuously,” Masse said. “We can understand, it’s only when it’s close to them that they get more sensitive.”The Montreal sites are modelled after Insite in Vancouver, the first North American city to have a legal, supervised injection site, beginning in 2003.“What the studies in Vancouver especially have shown is that rather than being a problem, they’re really a solution,” Masse said.The federal government has given its blessing to additional Vancouver sites as well as locations in Toronto and Surrey, B.C.Officials estimate Montreal has about 4,000 users who inject drugs and Masse said Montreal figures for those who use the sites will be available in September.As for Beauregard, she thinks resident complaints will fall on deaf ears.“They’ve invested millions in this place,” she said. “They’re not going to go anywhere.”Lightbound said Canada is dealing with an opioid crisis and the number of overdose-related deaths is likely to rise this year from the 2,458 reported in 2016.While Quebec has been spared the fentanyl crisis hitting other North American cities, Charlebois says injection sites are part of the solution.Critics argue they encourage drug use, but reports have shown a decline in the number of overdose deaths and transmission of HIV and hepatitis C.“We don’t have to wait until it (fentanyl) happens, we should be in prevention (mode),” Charlebois said. “We don’t think that we’ll be so special that it won’t come here.”Coderre said he’s part of a working group of mayors with Toronto and Vancouver that shares data and best practices with regard to the opioid crisis.“Nobody is not saying it’s not already happening here right now,” he said. “The reality is, are we ready for it? I think those sites … will be helpful, but we have to be vigilant.”last_img read more

 

Pot advocate aims to dispel marijuana myths

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – Later this week we will be able to consume recreational cannabis legally for the first time.A prominent pot activist is speaking up about some of the negative rhetoric being used as we approach the 17th.One of the big myths about pot is the idea of overdosing.“There’s no real way to overdose,” Jodie Emery, who has been campaigning for legalization for years, said. She says there is a far less nefarious result if you take too much.“People who consume too much in the form of edibles or smoking, they end up just having a lot of tiredness, they need to lay down, they might throw up, but they’re completely fine after a sleep.”She takes issue with some of the steps the Trudeau government is taking.“Cannabis access is actually beneficial for public health and public safety,” she said, noting the benefits seen for marijuana users recovering from opioid addictions and the lower rate of traffic collisions compared to alcohol use.”She believes the people in power are only contributing to the paranoia, even through talks about legalization.“The government is perpetuating that fear. They continue to tell people it will drive you crazy, it will give you schizophrenia, it will lead to carnage on the roads.”Emery argues marijuana prohibition has been steeped in racist rhetoric since it was implemented.“Canada’s prohibition is racist in its origins and enforcement. Then we moved it into ‘if you use cannabis and opium you are like the Black Candle’ which is Emily Murphy’s book saying that drugs are a sign of lesser races.”She notes the disproportionate imprisonment of people of colour in both Canada and the U.S. as a result of years of marijuana enforcement.“We need to expunge the records of all peaceful, non-violent people who have any sort of criminalization for cannabis.”last_img read more

 

Notorious Russian troll farm also took swipes at Canadian targets oil PM

first_imgIt’s time for the democratic world to stop marvelling at the new phenomenon of online disinformation and start co-operating on solutions, he said.The report begins by defining three types of online warfare:Propaganda: These are real news stories, selected to advance pro-Russian, anti-Western narratives. The report lists media outlets Russia Today and Sputnik as examples. Russia calls this an unfair slur, describing those outlets as government-owned, like the BBC and CBC. This report rejects that comparison: “They are arms of the Russian state no more independent than Pravda was during the Soviet period.”Social-media infiltration: Examples include anonymous accounts that spread 2016 disinformation about a Democrat-run pedophilia ring in a pizzeria, suggested Hillary Clinton was near death and urged minorities not to vote. The U.S. has charged 13 Russians in connection with those campaigns.Hacking: Online break-and-enters, where someone’s emails are stolen and distributed. It happened to Democrats in 2016, and to France’s Emmanuel Macron, just before France’s last election. A central question of the U.S. Mueller probe is who did the hacking in 2016, and who co-ordinated the release of stolen emails.The paper’s central recommendation is that the West hew to its own stated democratic ideals – instead of fighting fire with fire, to douse it with what the report authors call the firehose of facts.“Truth through transparency,” is how Fried describes it. “If Canada believes that the debate about energy infrastructure is being skewed by Russian bots, or the St. Petersburg troll farm… the best way to combat that is to expose it.”The report urges three groups to get involved.It calls on governments to label outlets like Russia Today, which is now registered as a foreign agent in the U.S. It urges governments to create a point of contact for social-media companies, who currently don’t know where to discuss regulatory issues. And it suggests new transparency laws about who is paying for an online ad.The paper also recommends funding for research on foreign trolling, and for bot-monitoring groups.Third is the private sector: stories from Russia Today should be labelled as coming from a registered foreign agent, says the paper. It recommends aggressive action to shut down imposters, more fact-checking of hoax accounts, and information on who paid for an ad.Finally, it suggests a new international public-private partnership called the Counter-Disinformation Coalition. It would involve governments, internet providers, traditional and new media, and have them constantly evaluating best practices.“We are not arguing for a heavy regulatory hand,” said report co-author Alina Polyakova.A U.S. State Department official said at the report launch that the solution isn’t creating troll farms in Western capitals.“The solution to this problem is going to look nothing like the problem itself,” said Jonathan Henick, the department’s deputy director of the Global Engagement Center. “We’re going to need to be much more creative… and it’s not going to look like troll farms – I promise you that.” The committee’s review of more than 4,000 accounts linked to the now-notorious Internet Research Agency finds more than 9,000 posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram about pipelines and fracking, including an unspecified number about the Canada-U.S. Keystone XL pipeline.The committee would not release the raw data allowing a search for all Canada-specific messages. But The Canadian Press did find a few dozen anti-Keystone tweets in an unrelated data set, provided by Twitter to a U.S. congressional committee looking into meddling in the 2016 election.They included retweets of news headlines, references to oil spills, and links to blog posts like one titled: “Uh oh! Progressive fans of Justin Trudeau might be in for MAJOR buzzkill (Hint: Keystone, Trump, OMG!)”That same file included dozens of messages about Trudeau, mostly retweets, frequently related to the prime minister’s views on refugees, Muslims, or his much-criticized flattery of deceased Cuban leader Fidel Castro.Messages about Canada represented a minuscule percentage of the overall volume of data released by U.S. lawmakers. To put it into perspective, there were more than 203,000 tweets in the data provided by Twitter for the congressional 2016 election probe, and less than 150 mentioned Trudeau or Keystone XL.But things like Canadian oil are a natural target, said one analyst on Russian information campaigns. “I wouldn’t be surprised (if they’re going after Canadian oil),” said Daniel Fried, a former U.S. State Department official who co-ordinated sanctions policy for the U.S. government until 2017. “You will find the Russians getting into all kinds of issues, deliberately stirring up debate, and trying to spin it in a malicious fashion… Of course it is ironic the Russians would use environmental arguments, for which they have no patience at home, to hurt energy infrastructure abroad.”Fried is the co-author of another just-released report in Washington.His report was funded by NATO, the governments of the U.K. and Sweden, and released by the Atlantic Council think tank under the title, “Democratic Defense Against Disinformation.”It recommends solutions for modern information warfare, including how best to combat the thousands of accounts impersonating westerners to spread rumours, falsehoods, and facts chosen to hit specific targets.center_img WASHINGTON, D.C. — The same Russian online troll farm that meddled in the American presidential election has also taken swipes at Canadian targets, including oil infrastructure and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Evidence is embedded in data made publicly available through investigations in the United States, where congressional probes have been examining Russian information campaigns following the 2016 presidential election.One report from a Republican-led committee in the House of Representatives released this month said the St. Petersburg troll factory, members of which now face criminal charges in the U.S., posted online about energy roughly half as often as it did about American presidential politics.last_img read more

 

Budget cuts to Canadian Space Agency prompt concern at international conference

QUEBEC – Cuts to the federal space budget are coming under scrutiny at an international conference being hosted in Quebec City.The CEO of a top space company says he thinks the 10 per cent cut, part of broader decreases in the recent federal budget, may hurt the Canadian Space Agency’s ability to compete internationally.Mike Pley, the head of COM DEV International, noted Tuesday that the cuts come after the CSA’s annual $300 million budget had already remained steady for years.“Canada’s space industry rates with the best in the world. It has momentum from past success, but it is at risk of slipping in today’s environment,” he told a conference organized by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute.COM DEV is a satellite-equipment manufacturer based in Cambridge, Ont.Pley noted that 50 years ago, Canada was the third country into space, but other space nations are preparing to challenge it and other “first world” countries.“Despite fiscal pressures, most space-faring nations are not significantly cutting back on their civil space programs — in fact emerging nations such as China, India and Brazil have been significantly increasing their investments in space,” he said.He warned that it’s going to be very difficult to successfully compete with the rest of the world with a CSA budget that is small and shrinking.An official with the Canadian Space Agency would not comment, saying that it’s still reviewing the recent federal budget.During opening remarks at the conference, CSA President Steve MacLean underlined China’s impressive space strategy.“In a way, it’s a concatenation of all the strategies of all the other space agencies,” he told the 300 conference participants. “Everything that Europe is thinking about, everything that the United States is thinking about, every niche that we have, they have it listed.”MacLean said the Chinese could become leaders in space as they focus on developing their human resources.“They are not leading yet — they don’t have all the technical niches that the rest of the world has — but with that kind of focus it’s going to change very soon,” he added.The conference was treated to a rare look at China’s plans for deep-space exploration by a chief engineer from the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST).Qiu Jiawen admitted that China was 40 years behind the space programs of the United States and Russia, but it was clear his country isn’t wasting any time trying to catch up.He presented the broad outlines of a deep-space exploration plan — which includes the search for life beyond Earth.In the short term, China is planning to send a rover mission to the moon to bring back lunar samples. Qiu added that China is willing to co-operate with other countries in various ways and jointly develop international deep-space exploration.“China is now building its own space station,” Qiu told the conference. “And China may not refuse co-operation with other countries to use the space station.”A key Chinese official added that China would welcome any technological co-operation.Most conference speakers agreed that international co-operation is the way to go as space exploration extends beyond low Earth orbit to human exploration of Mars.Andreas Diekmann, an official with the European Space Agency, called for a global political vision of space.The director of ESA’s Washington office said any common vision should provide opportunities to new partners and not be confined only to the five agencies involved in the International Space Station. by Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 24, 2012 5:09 pm MDT Budget cuts to Canadian Space Agency prompt concern at international conference AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

 

Alarmed by escalation of conflict in Ukraine Ban calls on parties to

“[The Secretary-General] calls on all sides to continue with dialogue and to fully abide by the spirit and letter of the Minsk agreements, including as related to the use of heavy weapons. Continued cease-fire violations and the resulting loss of life are unacceptable,” said a statement issued by the Office of the UN Spokesperson.Aware of reports of harassment aimed at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Mr. Ban expects all parties to fully respect the role of its personnel and facilities, adds the statement.“He also calls on all sides to take urgent steps to de-escalate the current situation and prevent a spiral of violence that will lead to more deaths, human suffering and destruction of infrastructure and negatively affect regional stability.”They are equally asked to provide unrestricted and unconditional access for critical humanitarian assistance, and freedom of movement for civilians throughout the country, “in order to address a deteriorating humanitarian situation.”In late February 2014, the situation in Ukraine transcended what was initially seen as an internal Ukrainian political crisis into violent clashes in parts of the country, later reaching full-scale conflict in the east. Nevertheless, despite a September 2014 cease-fire agreed in Minsk, the fighting has since continuously deteriorated, with serious consequences for the country’s unity, territorial integrity and stability. read more

 

Apple confirms April 28 white iPhone 4 availability

first_imgSo, the speculations that the white iPhone 4 would be released today were oh so close, but just a little off. Apple today officially announced that it will begin selling the white iPhone tomorrow, April 28. As we reported yesterday, a few lucky people in Italy and Belgium already got their hands on the elusive white unicorn phone, but U.S. buyers were forced to wait a little longer.The phone will be available from Apple’s online store, at Apple’s retail stores, and at AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores, as well as select Apple Authorized Resellers.Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Philip Schiller, said the “The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it’s beautiful.” He said Apple appreciates everyone’s patience while they “worked to get every detail right.” The wait he mentioned? That was about 10 months, so the least Schiller can do is thank his customers for waiting.The white iPhone will be available for the same price as the black model: $199 for the 16GB model, and $299 for the 32GB model with a new two year agreement.Read more at Applelast_img read more

 

Greek refugees saved by Australian couple

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australian couple Sydney and Joice NanKivell Loch, who helped save thousands of Greek refugees, survivors of the Hellenic Genocide by the Aegean Sea, will be honoured in a lecture given on Monday by Dr Panayiotis Diamadis, as part of both History Week and the Centenary of Thessaloniki celebrations. The Lochs couple dedicated their lives to the relief of suffering, helping refugees in war-torn European countries, in post-World War One. In the 1920s, the couple settled in a medieval tower of Prosforion in Ouranoupolis, Macedonia. They revitalised the rug industry of the seaside village, with designs inspired by the nearby monasteries of Mount Athos. One of these carpets ‘Creation’ is now housed in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Dr Diamadis lectures in genocide studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, and is a director of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. “The story of the Lochs and Pyrgos Rugs, being one of the great chapters of the Australian Hellenic relationship, is part of a programme of systematically promoting Australian Hellenic history in the broader community,” Dr Diamadis told to Neos Kosmos. A fully illustrated presentation and the lecture Threads of blue and white: The story of Sydney and Joice NanKivell Loch will be hosted by The Pan-Macedonian Association of NSW and the Australian Hellenic Educators’ Association NSW. The lecture will be held on Monday 10 September at 7:00 pm, at History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney. Entrance is free.last_img read more

 

Smartphones la France compte 12 millions de mobinautes

first_imgSmartphones : la France compte 12 millions de mobinautesA ce jour, quelque 14 millions de smartphones sont utilisés en France. C’est ce que révèle une étude menée par Google et l’association Mobile Marketing sur la téléphonie mobile. L’étude s’intéresse en outre à la répartition des systèmes d’exploitation, comme au taux de pénétration de l’Internet mobile.Menée auprès de 2.000 participants français au cours des trois derniers mois, une étude réalisée par Google en partenariat avec le cabinet Ipsos s’intéresse aux usages des mobinautes. Alors qu’on compte aujourd’hui 14 millions de smartphones et 12 millions de mobinautes en France, le rapport cité par Clubic révèle que le taux de pénétration de l’Internet mobile atteint 27% dans le pays. En Allemagne, ce taux ne s’élève qu’à 18%, tandis qu’en Australie, il atteint 37%.À lire aussiCes deux modèles de smartphones sont maintenant interdits en France, voici pourquoiLe marché des smartphones est très récent puisque 73% des personnes interrogées disent posséder un smartphone pour la première fois, dont 59% depuis moins d’un an. Parmi les différents systèmes d’exploitation mobile, c’est celui d’Apple, l’iOS, qui monte sur la première marche du podium, avec une part de marché de 35% en France. Il devance l’OS de Google, Android, qui en détient 24%, puis celui de Blackberry qui atteint une part de marché de 11%.Grâce à leur smartphones, les 12 millions de mobinautes français téléchargent en moyenne 28 applications, dont cinq seulement achetées sur une boutique en ligne comme l’AppStore ou l’Android Market. Parmi cette trentaine d’applications, les personnes interrogées ont affirmé en avoir utilisé onze en moyenne au cours du dernier mois. L’étude révèle également que les mobinautes surfent souvent sur leurs mobiles tout en faisant une autre activité. Ils sont ainsi 52% à regarder la télévision en même temps, 30% à écouter de la musique, tandis que certains surfent simultanément depuis leur ordinateur. Le 16 juin 2011 à 15:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

 

Android Phone Users Can Now Cast Some Harry Potter Spells

first_imgStay on target Catholic School Bans ‘Harry Potter’ Books Because SpellsToy Tuesday: The Best Animal Toys The need for Harry Potter fans to cast spells is strong, as evidenced by the apps that can help to simulate the craft. Now you can add another one to the list, and you don’t even have to pay for it.Google announced on its blog Tuesday that as a way to celebrate and promote the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, it’s included some spells inside Android phones. No update necessary.For example, if you say “OK Google” followed by “Lumos,” the spell used to light up the tip of a wand, it’ll activate your phone’s flashlight. Saying “Nox” will turn it off. Saying “Silencio,” a silencing charm that can render people mute, isn’t exactly that powerful but it can silence your ringer and notifications.This is just one feature that Google has implemented into its software to promote the film. You can also explore New York in 1926 using Google Street View and finally use your wand to cast actual spells in VR. Of course, you’d need the Daydream View virtual reality headset to use this feature. In the meantime, saying a couple of commands into your phone is like doing magic. Having your phone do what you tell it to do, whether it’s with Google Assistant or Siri, is practically magic itself anyway.Other smaller features include a custom Fantastic Beasts sticker pack through Allo and a new Youtube playlist that Google purports will include creators bringing “the wizarding world to life.” There’s nothing on the page right now besides the final trailer, so we’ll see what that actually entails.It’s not much, but it’s a neat touch if you’re a fan and wants to feel like a wizard for a moment. If you have an Android phone, it’s free, so you don’t have anything to lose by trying it out. Although be sure to pronounce the spells correctly. Trying to say “Lumos” into my phone brought me results for Loomis Armored US, which isn’t the most helpful.You can see more at Google’s Fantastic Beasts page. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on Nov. 18.last_img read more

Real Madrid could have scored more goals – Isco

first_imgFrancisco Román Alarcón Suárez, commonly known as Isco believes Real Madrid could’ve netted more goals following their 3-0 Champions League win over Roma, since they had already grabbed 30 shots.Isco also added that Croatian Luka Modric deserves to win Ballon d’Or award for being a unique player.“I’m happy with our result and good performance, although we could’ve scored more goals,” Isco told Movistar television as quoted by Football Italia.“We have to keep improving. We had a good game, but we could’ve done better and controlled it better, so it wasn’t so end-to-end. Still, we’re on the right track.”Isco kicked off the scoring using a careful free kick that rolled over the wall and into the near top corner.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“I have a knack at free kicks and Ramos left it to me. I’m happy for the goal and three points.”Croatian Luka Modric was another great force that enhanced their winning chances as his exceptional cross-field pass splitted the defence for Gareth Bale’s goal.“We already know what Modric’s like, he’s a great player and he gives us a lot in each game. Hopefully we can all be at his level.“I also think he deserves the Ballon d’Or for being a unique player for us and Croatia.”last_img read more

Six injured two critically in riot at Donovan State Prison

first_imgFacebookTwitter August 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Six injured, two critically, in riot at Donovan State Prison Posted: August 23, 2019center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – At least six people were injured, two seriously, tonight in a riot at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in an unincorporated area near Otay Mesa.Paramedics responded to the prison, located at 480 Alta Road, about 9 p.m. for a fight that erupted in the prison yard involving nearly 100 inmates, according to Cal Fire San Diego.“Six patients are being evaluated, two of those with serious injuries,” Cal Fire tweeted about 10 p.m. The extent of the injuries was unclear.All six patients were taken to hospitals and paramedics would remain at the prison until officials confirmed there were no more patients, according to Cal Fire San Diego.Details of what sparked the riot were not immediately available. Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

 

With New GM Hire Thrillist Looks to Expand Beyond Newsletters

first_imgJackThreads, a digital discount shopping club that Thrillist bought two years ago that now has more than 2 million members, will also be expanded with more website content. With projected 2012 revenues in the range of $60 million, Guelton says Thrillist has been profitable for the last five years. The company also secured a $13 million series A round led by Oak Investment Partners. Thrillist, a men’s lifestyle publisher, has hired former Maxim digital editorial director Gene Newman as general manager. The newly created position will execute on a strategy to expand the Thrillist brand as a destination site beyond its email subscription roots.Thrillist, which now has about 3 million daily subscribers, will broaden its locally-based food and drink curation into other categories such as travel, gadgets and sports and entertainment, says Philippe Guelton, the former COO of Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., who became Thrillist’s president in March. (Newman also has ties to Hachette, where he was editorial director of the company’s digital properties.)”We have such a strong authority and loyalty from our audience in our verticals and yet we don’t have a great web experience,” says Guelton. “When it comes to the web, you have so many layers of content you can provide. Our goal is to make every piece of content actionable.”last_img read more

20 Properties Sold In Wilmington In September

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, 20 properties were sold in Wilmington during September 2018: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… Related40 Properties Sold In Wilmington In AugustIn “Business”42 Properties Sold In Wilmington In JulyIn “Business”44 Properties Sold In Wilmington In JuneIn “Business”last_img read more

Create awareness on crimes SP tells cops

first_imgEluru: West Godavari District Superintendent of Police Navdeep Singh Grewal has directed the police officials to create awareness among people on new type of crimes. At the monthly crime review meeting, the SP asked the officials to educate people about the crimes happening on the pretext of linking Aadhar cards with bank accounts. The criminals have been using fingerprints of the innocent people and resorting to crimes of looting their account. He also focused on fraud involving employment opportunities in Gulf. Under every police station limits, people should be aware of these crimes, the SP ordered. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us The police officials were told to tackle effectively with sale of banned Gutkha and Khaini. Activities of rowdy-sheeters should be contained by conducting counselling regularly. The police should frequently visit villages and settle disputes and issues before they turn into law and order problem. The police are also asked to execute non-bailable warrants and produce the accused in courts. The SP gave some suggestions to the officials after thoroughly going through different cases. Police officials of the district were present.last_img read more

 

Rupee Slides to 20month Low May Correct More on Equity Outflows

first_imgThe Indian rupee continued to depreciate, reaching a 20-month low of below 64 against the US dollar on Thursday, as capital outflows intensify from the domestic equity markets.The S&P BSE Sensex closed at a six-and-half month on Thursday, as foreign investors continued offloading their shares amid worries over government’s tax policies. The Sensex has lost 3,300 points from its life-time high of 30,024.74 hit in early March this year.”In most of the emerging markets, about 10% depreciation has already happened in the last six months. India has seen about 2%-3% depreciation, which is not bad. In the overall scheme of things, if the rupee depreciates to closer to 65, it will be a great thing,” Sridhar Sivaram, Founder, Siva Capital, told to The Economic Times.Analysts expect the rupee to fall to 65 against the greenback, as uncertainty over tax and slow pace of reforms are likely to weigh on the sentiment among overseas investors.The government has asked the foreign investors to pay Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on their long-term capital gains from equities earned previously.Besides, slow pace of reforms by Modi government is making domestic markets less attractive for the foreign investors.”Our view is that the rupee will slightly go into this range of 63 to 65, because this is a range (65/USD) where the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) looking to defend the currency. One of the reasons is that our exports are down on a trade weighted basis, and on RER basis we are slightly overvalued,” said Murthy Nagarajan, Head Fixed Income, Quantum AMC.However, analysts expect the RBI to step in to arrest the slide in rupee once it breaches the important level of 65.”60-65/dollar is likely to be the broad range for the rupee for the next couple of months. We expect that probably some bit of weakening from here might continue for the next couple of days,” Sudhir added.Depreciating rupee and rising global crude oil prices may stoke inflation in the country, as oil imports become costlier due to cheap rupee.An increase in inflation rate would make it difficult for the RBI to cut interest rates in the coming months.last_img read more

Facebook Picks Up El Chapo DocuSeries From Rolling Stone Jigsaw

first_img“USA v. Chapo: The Drug War Goes on Trial” is produced by Kara Elverson and executive produced by Gus Wenner, Jason Fine, Stacey Offman and Richard Perello.Rolling Stone, founded in 1967, claims to reach a unique monthly audience of some 60 million. PMC acquired a controlling interest in Wenner Media, parent company of Rolling Stone, in December 2017 and then purchased the remaining 49% stake this January. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 On Feb. 12, a U.S. federal jury in New York delivered 10 guilty verdicts against El Chapo for masterminding the decades-long rise of the Sinaloa drug cartel. “USA v. Chapo: The Drug War Goes on Trial” follows the drug lord’s story from the early ‘90s to the recent trial and features exclusive interviews with the DEA agents who tracked him down; El Chapo’s defense attorneys in Mexico and the U.S.; former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón; Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine; and investigative journalists who have reported on the drug war.Penn’s role in El Chapo’s recapture three years ago in Mexico, which led to his extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges, has been subject to dispute. In a Netflix documentary released in 2017, actress Kate del Castillo suggested that Penn alerted U.S. authorities to El Chapo’s whereabouts after she arranged a meeting for the two in September 2015. Penn has denied the allegation.“Since the publication of ‘El Chapo Speaks’ in Rolling Stone in early 2016, the saga of El Chapo has continued to evolve and capture the attention of a huge audience,” Rolling Stone president Gus Wenner said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Jigsaw Productions to bring this amazing story to life in a new way on Facebook Watch.”Bernardo Ruiz, director of “USA v. Chapo: The Drug War Goes on Trial,” said the series focuses as much on the political and economic context that gave rise to El Chapo as it does on the man himself. “[W]hile many outlets have further inflated the Chapo myth, we interrogate that myth, asking if the focus on one person has served to distract from the more serious problems of the drug war,” Ruiz commented.For Facebook, it’s the latest addition to the social giant’s lineup of Watch originals, designed to boost time spent viewing video (and video ads). This week, “Will Smith’s Bucket List,” with the actor engaging in different stunts around the world, debuted on Facebook Watch. Facebook also announced “Human Discoveries,” an animated comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron, scheduled to debut later in 2019, and is bringing out reboots of MTV’s “The Real World” this spring (along with three fan-voted past seasons of the reality TV show). Facebook has funded a documentary series on the rise — and hard fall — of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the notorious Mexican drug kingpin who now faces life in prison.The five-episode “USA v. Chapo: The Drug War Goes on Trial” comes from Rolling Stone and Jigsaw Productions. The docu-series promises an in-depth, first-hand look at El Chapo’s takedown after years of eluding authorities, including what’s touted as a behind-the-scenes look at how Rolling Stone and Sean Penn came together to publish the actor’s controversial interview with El Chapo in January 2016. [Disclosure: Rolling Stone is owned by Penske Media Corp., the parent company of Variety.]The first episode will premiere March 11, 2019, exclusively on Facebook Watch on the Show Page at facebook.com/usavschapo. The other four episodes will be released weekly on Mondays. Popular on Variety last_img read more

 

JScent Take The Scent of Japan With You

first_imgStay on target How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan Have you ever been to Japan? Ever wanted to visit there? Whether you’re a Japanophile or just dreaming about going overseas for an awesome visit, the J-Scent Perfume Collection is for you. It’s a set of fragrances meant to evoke thoughts of the country itself, and it’s an awesome idea like that of what fragrance company Demeter sells: scents based on places, nostalgic items, ideas, and more.The J-Scent Collection’s first three scents include Roasted Green Tea, Wasanbon, and Agarwood, which are meant to be uniquely Japanese. Agarwood is a heartwood that’s produced when lign-aloe trees are infected with mold, and it’s used in traditional Japanese incense, according to RocketNews24. Roasted green tea has a much more delicate scent, and you’ve probably smelled it before if you’re into tea. It tastes delicious both hot and cold, and this perfume will evoke “the feeling of having a chat with an intimate friend.”The Wasanbon scent is something you might not recognize, but it’s a fine-grained sugar that’s made in southern Japan out of sugarcane. It’s used to make wagashi, traditional Japanese candy, and the scent is meant to smell a lot like those colorful little candies.AdChoices广告These perfumes aren’t meant to be “sexy” so much as comforting and nostalgic, all bringing forward the feeling of visiting or being in Japan. It’s likely there will be several additional scents coming out soon meant to capture the same sort of feeling. If I had to guess, there might be some Sakura scents as well, since when you think of Japan, undoubtedly you think of cherry blossoms as well.What kind of scents do you think “personify” Japan that should be bottled? Is there something you associate with the country that would make sense as something someone might wear as a perfume? Here’s to good ol’ Japan, and all the scent memories it evokes.last_img read more

Bizarre giant oarfish filmed w Video

first_imgA 4 m long Oarfish washed ashore at Anna Marie Island, South of Tampa Bay, Florida, March 2002. © Duke Miller, via Australian Museum. © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — A rare giant oarfish, probably the largest bony fish in the ocean, has been filmed off the Gulf of Mexico. This is possibly the first time the fish has been observed in its natural environment. Citation: Bizarre giant oarfish filmed (w/ Video) (2010, February 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-bizarre-giant-oarfish-video.html Oarfish that washed ashore on a Bermuda beach in 1860. The animal was 16 feet (4.9 m) long and was originally described as a sea serpent. Image: Ellis, R. 1994. Monsters of the Sea. Robert Hale Ltd. (via Wikipedia) Professor Benfield said to his knowledge the oarfish had never before been seen alive in the ocean’s mesoplagic layer (200-1000 meters deep), although there was a possible sighting in 2007 at 765 meters deep off the coast of Africa. He said the fish’s swimming behavior was particularly interesting because it undulated its dorsal fin in waves, and that drove it backwards at “quite a good speed”.During the project the team also filmed the behavior of a manefish (Paracaristius sp.) for the first time in its natural habitat, and this sighting was reported in the Copeia journal. Manefish are normally only seen dead in trawls, and Benfield said in that state they are “incredibly beat up,” but in its natural environment it is a good swimmer, with fins splayed out like a parachute. The manefish is thought to feed on, or take food from, a siphonophore, which resembles a jellyfish, and which has tentacles that could damage the fish. This could explain the precise control the fish has over its position and orientation.The Serpent project is run by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS). Professor Benfield said he hopes the project will establish a system for deep-sea observation, with numerous ROV-equipped rigs and ships surveying the Gulf.Mark Benfield is a professor with the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in the U.S. More information: — Journal paper: www.asihcopeiaonline.org/perls … =10.1643%2FCI-08-126– Wikipedia article: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oarfish Oil companies help marine biologists to explore new frontiers in deep-sea oceanography The oarfish (Regalecus glesne) can reach up to 17 m (55 ft) long. It has rarely been seen before, and then only when dying on the surface or washed up on shore, dead. It is the longest fish known and has a prominent, undulating dorsal fin, and it may have spawned the ancient tales of sea serpents.Professor Benfield and his team filmed the oarfish at over 1500 feet deep during a Serpent project survey in the Gulf of Mexico. The project is run by marine scientists in collaboration with oil companies like Shell, BP and Chevron. The team used remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) supplied by the energy companies to survey the waters deep under the Thunderhorse semi-submersible oil rig.The scientists initially thought the 5-10 meter (15-30 ft) long fish was a pipe riser dropped by the energy companies. It was vertical and shiny, and looked like a big riser nearby, but as they looked closer and saw it moving they realized it was an oarfish. It swam vertically downwards tail first when the ROV approached. The vehicle followed the oarfish for around five minutes and then resumed the survey. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Prosenjit Chatterjee to produce foodthemed films for digital platform

first_imgKolkata: Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee is set to produce food-themed films for the digital media, which will be released during Durga Puja. The films, having different story lines, have been titled ‘Filter Coffee Liquor Cha’, ‘Daab Chingri’ and ‘Dawat E Lucknow’, Chatterjee told PTI over phone on Sunday. On the reason behind choosing food-themed films, Chatterjee said, “We Bengalis are stereotyped as gastronomes. But somehow we didnt have enough of food films in Bengali.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata All the three films will be uploaded on a premier digital entertainment platform during Durga Puja to enable people to “get a virtual taste of different varieties of food during the festivities,” the actor said. The films will also be a visual delight for the audience, he said. “It will be a veritable feast for your eyes,” he said. Chatterjee turned to full scale film production in recent times after about four decades of acting. ‘Filter Coffee Liquor Cha’ is a romcom with a story line about how a Tamil boy and Bengali girl come together, a spokesperson of Chatterjee’s production house said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state The cast of filmmaker Debarati Gupta’s film, includes popular actress Priyanka Sarkar and pop icon Usha Uthup among others. The second cuisine-themed film ‘Daab Chingri’ (a delicious prawn preparation with green coconut) is a family drama about an old age home where the inmates crave for home cooked food, which they feel, will bring back the lost charm of Bengali cuisine of yesteryears. Veteran actress Sandhya Roy is staging a comeback in the film as the pivotal character, along with senior actor Paran Bandhopadhyay. The film is directed by Sudeep Das. The third in the series is ‘Dawat E Lucknow’, a film on Bengalis love for Lucknow cuisine. The story revolves round the food and reuniting with family after 50 years. The film, directed by Aditi Roy, has Soumitra Chatterjee and Suhasini Mulay among the cast. Mentioning that ‘Dawat E Lucknow’ shoot is taking place in different corners of Lucknow, he said, “After watching the film, you will feel like visiting the heritage city.”last_img read more