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Beat summer heat with latest blunt haircuts

first_imgSummer is here and in this heat it becomes difficult to carry long tresses. To withstand the hot weather, blunt cuts can act as a saviour for women. Stylists have listed a few blunt haircuts: Short blunt with front fringe: Short blunt is basically touching your earlobes. In front, you can have a deep fringe, this will give you a really cool and chic look. Lob: Lob is basically the long blunt. Here the hair are shoulder touching, cut in a straight line. Long layered pixie: Short hair, long pixie, it’s surely an adorable combination. It’s lengthy enough to play with at the front and short at the back. This can even make you look longer with short layers at the back. Long blunt: Hair are kept pointed, edgy and are kept long upto the waist line. These are kept extreme straight and are cut through clippers. Straight and sleek strands: If you are looking to experiment with short layered haircuts that are sleek and easy to style, then this inverted bob style is the best thing to flaunt.last_img read more

UN pledges full support for Guineas security sector reform on path to

29 March 2011The United Nations has pledged its “enthusiastic” support for security sector reform in Guinea as the West African country transitions into a democracy after decades of dictatorships, coups and bloodshed. The UN reiterates its desire “to work very closely with the Government and other partners to assure its full success,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for West Africa Said Djinnit told a three-day national seminar on security reform, which opened yesterday in Conakry, the capital. “The United Nations supports the new Guinea in other efforts, too, for reform and institutional and economic rebirth to meet the legitimate aspirations of its people for change and well-being,” he said. He paid tribute to President Alpha Condé and his Government for their commitment to see “crucial” security reform through to a successful conclusion in a country that only a year and a half ago suffered an explosion of violence when soldiers shot, raped and attacked hundreds of civilians, killing at least 150. Mr. Condé’s election in November was the final stage of an interim Government’s efforts to set the stage for democracy after the forces of Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, who seized power in a coup in 2008 after the death of long-time president Lansana Conté, carried out that massacre in September 2009. Mr. Conté himself became head of State in a military coup after president Ahmed Sékou Touré, Guinea’s leader since its independence from France in 1958, died in 1984. Mr. Djinnit heads the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), the world Organization’s first regional conflict prevention and peacebuilding office, which was set up in 2002 to better address the cross-border impact of conflict and harmonize UN activities in the sub region. Addressing the Security Council in December, he urged other troubled West African States to learn from Guinea’s example. Efforts by the international community, regional organizations and the UN to restore stability in Guinea have “ultimately succeeded in pushing back the frontiers of political scepticism and despair in this country,” he said. read more

Hot mods at Motor Show

During the Show, doors will open from 9.30am to 7pm on all public days, closing at 5.30pm on the final day. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The British International Motor Show 2002 takes place from 23 October to 3 November at Birmingham’s NEC with public access from 24 October. Discount tickets for the Show are now on sale for those who book in advance through the web site at Visitors can save £3 by booking on-line, with adult tickets priced at £12 for public days. On the door, tickets are priced at £15. For the Daily Telegraph preview day on 24 October, tickets cost £25 in advance but £40 on the door, an on-line saving of more than a third. All discounts are available until midnight on Sunday 13 October, when tickets revert to normal on-the-door prices. The NEC charges £8 per day fro car parking during the show. For visitors without access to the Internet, tickets are available through the Motor Show box office ticket line on 0870 906 2002. Lines are open 9am – 8pm on weekdays and 10am – 8pm at the weekend. The latest kit to tune and style your motor will be on show at Birmingham’s NEC when the British International Motor Show, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph, opens its doors to the public this October.Names like Alpine, Bose, Comma Oil, Superchip and Tracker are already confirmed exhibitors, with more to be announced in the months to come.As well as thumping subs and the latest alloys, the show will host some of the most mental metal available. Ferrari’s new Enzo, billed as quicker than a McLaren F1, makes its UK debut, and for those who like their motoring with an open air feel, look out for the new MGX powered Caterham Superlight R300.Other confirmed corkers are the twin pairing of Ford’s Focus ST170 and Mondeo ST220 along with the Subaru WRX, Toyota Corolla T Sport, Vauxhall VX220 and the full line up of MG’s X-rated Z cars.But why wait until October to get in on the Motor Show action? Fill your car up at participating Shell garages and you could be driving the car of your dreams come October.Every time you fill up with Optimax Unleaded you’ll be given a packet of six special Motor Show Top Trump cards. There are 18 special Motor Show cards to collect with the lucky punter who collects them all selecting their prize model from more than 700 cars on show – up to 50 grand in value. Notes to editors: AUTOMANIA is the Motor Show’s incredible shopping zone, with over 150 stands selling everything from ICE to air filters. read more

Continued growth for commercial vehicle market in August

Vans14,46714.3%225,41716.8%354,15517.2% Trucks2,88720.2%30,43238.3%49,890-0.2% Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, SMMT, said, “August’s registration figures are further evidence of the commercial vehicle sector’s return to form in 2015 after a year of regulatory upheaval. With certainty now restored, fleet renewal patterns are returning to normal, buoyed by the continuing growth in demand for online deliveries.” Total17,35415.3%255,84919.0%404,04514.8% August% changeYear-to-date% changeRolling year% change CV demand picks up the pace, with new registrations rising 15.3% in August.Strong year-to-date performance pushes demand up 19.0% to 255,849 units.Trucks lead sector growth, while pick-ups and heavy vans drive 14.3% light duty increase.Friday 4 September 2015 Following a slightly calmer July, the new commercial vehicle market picked up the pace in August, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Overall registrations increased 15.3% year-on-year, while van demand rose 14.3%. The biggest growth was enjoyed by the truck sector, with registrations up by 20.2%.UK van and truck registrations: 2015 and % change on 2014 Click through to download the full August 2015 commercial vehicle registrations news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

PC criticised for warning feminine care supermarket signs are sexist

first_imgAn overly PC Pc has faced a backlash after warning that “feminine care” supermarket signs are sexist.Sergeant Peter Allan, Sussex Police’s hate-crime officer, became embroiled in a Twitter storm after advising Tesco and Sainsbury’s to swap feminine-specific signs for alternatives such as ‘personal hygiene’ and ‘personal care’.The officer has since faced criticism online, labelled ‘meddlesome’ and told he was wasting taxpayers’ money. Sergeant Peter Allan advised the supermarkets to take down the signs and swap them for ones which read "Personal Hygiene" or "Personal Care" The social media frenzy started as it emerged that Sergeant Allan had previously branded M&S ‘sexist’ for their store toilets, showing a woman with a baby, while the sign for the men’s toilets showed only a man. #ThrowbackThursday with Sgt. Peter Allan really taking it to the streets on this one. Brilliant investigative work, Sergeant!— Cuckex Police (@CuckexPolice) August 10, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A Tesco spokesperson said: “Everyone is welcome at Tesco. We regularly review the signs in our stores to make sure they meet the needs of customers.”Since the fiasco, Sergeant Allan has deactivated his social media account.CLARIFICATION: We have been asked to clarify that Sergeant Peter Allan was not in fact ‘sanctioned’ by Sussex Police, as the article originally stated, for warning supermarkets that their ‘feminine care’ signs are sexist.  We are happy to do so, and have amended the article accordingly.  Sergeant Peter Allan advised the supermarkets to take down the signs and swap them for ones which read “Personal Hygiene” or “Personal Care”Credit:@SgtPeterAllan/Twitter M&S have since changed their signs.His comments prompted many to believe that the account was a parody.James Bruce tweeted: “Just checking. This is a real thing, you really did this? If it’s a parody you’ve done a great job. Please say it’s a parody. Please.”Micktw68 tweeted: “This has to be a parody account. If not then @sussex_police need to take a long look at how their funding is being spent.#crimefreecounty?”Sussex Police have since confirmed that it is not a parody account and that the comments were posted by Sergeant Allan when he was off duty.They declined to comment on why their officer had handed out advice to the supermarkets, or whether he was authorised to do so.Sergeant Allan works with the lesbian, gay and transgender communities and helps to recruit hate crime ambassadors across the county.He has also spoken out on homophobic, transgender, racist and anti-Semitic crimes.The officer made the comments on the first day of Pride weekend in Brighton last year. But they surfaced again following Pride 2017 in Brighton last weekend.Despite the backlash which Sergeant Allan has faced, both Tesco and Sainsbury’s responded to the criticism.A spokesperson from Sainsbury’s said: “Our signs in store are designed to help customers easily find the items they’re looking for. We thanked Mr Allan for his feedback when he got in touch last year.” The controversy began after the officer tweeted Sainsbury’s saying: “It’s an issue of gender identity. Men may use the products. Indeed men’ s products were on the shelf. ‘Personal Care’ perhaps.”He then tweeted Tesco saying: “Need to update. Especially with products 4 men on shelf. ‘Personal Hygiene’ perhaps. What about your other stores? Should be gender neutral if mentioned at all.”The tweets were met with disbelief by many; one Twitter user wrote: “What a meddlesome individual, using his police badge to lay down laws of his own devising. He’s actually the bigot here.”Another added: “Last time I checked, tampons were used for feminine hygiene, not male. Haven’t you got anything better to do with taxpayers money?”last_img read more

Engineered coal chutes reduce maintenance extend conveyor belt life

first_imgA high-volume coal trans-shipment terminal at the western edge of Lake Superior in North America has eliminated material backups and reduced maintenance — while extending conveyor belt life — with custom-engineered transfer chutes. Designed and constructed specifically to address the flow rate and physical characteristics of the terminal’s coal, the chutes have helped to avoid blockage and minimise fugitive material, reducing costly interruptions to clear plugged sections and clean up spills.  One of the challenges for Superior Midwest Energy Terminal was the ambitious loading schedule, which doesn’t afford much opportunity for maintenance and equipment changes. Downtime is limited, with system upgrades handled during the annual January and February maintenance outages. That emphasis on maximizing performance, coupled with the willingness to make investments that will maintain efficiency, led the terminal to install custom-engineered chutes from Martin Engineering.Director of Terminal Operations Marshall Elder explained: “We load ships around the clock, so it’s difficult to find time to make changes to our system.  We cannot keep vessels-and our customers-waiting for coal while we make changes to our equipment,” he said.  The entire transfer chute system was designed and constructed off-site by Martin Engineering, then installed in just four weeks of scheduled downtime.Superior Midwest Energy Terminal handles some 22 Mt of western coal annually. The terminal unloads the unit trains bringing coal from mines in the Powder River Basin and transfers it onto vessels for transport to utility power plants in the US and Canada. Located on a site at the mouth of the St. Louis River, the 30 year-old facility has become one of the largest coal handling terminals in the world.To receive its coal, the terminal unloads more than 1,400 trains from the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) and Union Pacific railway lines each year. “We unload railcars at 5,000 t/h, roughly 45 cars an hour, or a full 123-car train in about three hours,” Elder observed. The terminal then loads that coal onto approximately 450 vessels during a 305-day shipping season. Shiploading operations run from late March until mid-January, when ice closes the Wisconsin port.According to Fred Shusterich, President of Midwest Energy Resources Company (MERC), a DTE Energy Company that owns and operates the terminal, “This is the largest-capacity coal terminal having only one single-car railcar dumper. We put more coal through that single-car dumper than any operation in the world,” he said. “MERC is a high volume operation,” Shusterich emphasised. “And because of that fact, we make the investments to maintain peak performance levels of our primary coal-handling operations.”Engineered specifically for the Superior terminal, the MARTIN® INERTIAL FLOWTM transfer chutes have minimised previous problems with plugging. “When a chute used to plug up, the material would spill onto the floor and around the conveyor idlers,” Elder explained.  “And at 11,500 t/h, it doesn’t take long to put a large volume of material outside the chute. That’s a lot of spilled coal, and a lot of man-hours to clean it up. Minimising the plugging problem has been a very positive aspect of these engineered chutes.”Inside each chute, a hood controls the flow of coal from the discharging conveyor, maintaining a coherent material stream and minimizing induced air. At the bottom, a smooth-transfer loading chute or ‘spoon’ directs the material stream onto the receiving belt at the proper speed and angle, minimising the impact, material degradation, belt abrasion and expulsion of airborne dust. This reduces abrasive wear on the receiving belt and prevents the air currents that create and drive off airborne dust.The terminal is anticipating another benefit from the chutes: longer belt life. “That’s one of the key reasons we went to the engineered chutes,” Elder continued. “We anticipate an increase in belt life of approximately 40%, primarily because of the reduced abrasion with the new chute design. We anticipate getting seven or eight years of service out of our major belts, or between 175 and 200 Mt of throughput.”  Elder said the company monitors the conveyor belt top cover, which ultimately determines when the belts will be replaced.The performance of the MARTIN INERTIAL FLOW chutes is helping Superior Midwest Energy Terminal maintain efficient operations and reliable supply. “We pride ourselves on the volume of material handled, and on our dependability,” Shusterich added. “We know it’s more than western coal we are delivering. We are providing power to communities, so we need to be consistently available and operating at peak efficiency. The engineered chutes from Martin Engineering help make that possible.”“The flow-engineered chute technology provides obvious advantages,” Elder concluded. “I don’t know why any new facility design would incorporate anything else.”last_img read more

Rio Tinto Minerals launches Asia Technology Centre to serve growing market

first_imgRio Tinto Minerals (RTM) this week formally launched its Asia Technology Centre (ATC) to serve the growing market for borates in Asia. The company is recognised as a world leader in borate supply and science. Borates are found in a variety of products including high technology glass used in flat screen televisions and laptops, fibreglass to make buildings energy efficient, and fertilisers that help farmers increase crop quality and yield. The ATC in Suzhou, China joins research facilities in the US and is fully developed with laboratories, offices and work spaces, and built for growth. RTM is the world’s leading provider of refined borates, a critical ingredient in hundreds of products including glass, fibreglass, ceramics, fertilisers, wood preservatives, detergents and many others. Through Borax, its century old borates business, Rio operates mining, refining and shipping facilities on four continents and maintains a global network of warehouses and stock points. Researchers and specialists work to advance borate science, pioneering new products and applications that harness the many properties of this uncommonly versatile resource.Demand for the products is fueled by a variety of factors, including rising standards of living and rapid urbanisation, energy efficiency trends, and more productive and sustainable farming practices. Global demand is forecast to continue growing well into the future.RTM mines approximately 3 Mt/y of borate ore from its mine in California’s Mojave Desert, one of the richest borate deposits on earth, as well as from mines in Argentina. Rio produces some 1 Mt/y of refined borate products from its refineries and processing plants – nearly 40% of the world’s supply.Construction of the centre, designed for LEED silver certification for energy efficiency and low environmental impact, began in March 2012. It was completed in November 2012 with no lost time injuries in 126,000 man-hours of work.The ATC provides important internal capabilities in glass and ceramics, metals and advanced materials, and agriculture and specialty chemicals to support RTM’s research and development expansion in Asia. The company’s research and development strategy is to partner with customers, universities, government labs and other centres of to pursue commercially relevant innovation.RTM President and Chief Executive Xiaoling Liu said “Asia is the largest and fastest growing market for borates in the world, accounting for 50% of global demand. Refined borates play an important role in promoting higher standards of living and addressing energy and food shortages. We are proud to partner with respected companies and research organisations throughout Asia to provide reliable, consistent innovation now and into the future.”last_img read more

Non la pilule contraceptive ne fait pas grossir

first_imgNon, la pilule contraceptive ne fait pas grossirContrairement à une idée reçue et largement répandue, la pilule contraceptive ne ferait pas grossir, d’après un article publié dans la revue Human Reproduction.Voila un a priori qui a la dent dure : prendre la pilule provoquerait une certaine prise de poids pouvant atteindre quelques kilos. C’est faux affirme la revue Human Reproduction dans son édition de février. Plusieurs scientifiques de l’Oregon Health & Science University se sont penchés sur un groupe de macaques rhésus. Ce type de singe a été choisi pour son système reproducteur très similaire à celui de l’homme.À lire aussiObésité : les fruits et légumes seraient plus forts que la génétiqueL’étude de ces singes aurait montré qu’il n’existait aucun lien entre prise de poids et prise d’une pilule contraceptive. Les chercheurs avancent l’hypothèse que c’est l’âge auquel la pilule est généralement prescrite qui favorise la prise de poids et pousse les femmes à faire le parallèle.Ainsi, le Dr Judy Cameron explique : “Il est probable que la raison pour laquelle cette croyance perdure est due au fait que le poids pris naturellement avec l’âge est attribué à la pilule”. Le Parisien précise que si les chercheurs admettent qu’une étude basée sur les primates ne peut être fiable à 100%, les résultats sont pour autant très probables. De son côté, Doctissimo explique que 44 études regroupées en un rapport montrent également l’absence de lien entre prise de poids et pilule.Le 2 février 2011 à 15:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

314 WWE Results Seattle Washington Bryan vs Kane

first_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles 3/14 WWE Results: Seattle, Washington* Erick Rowan def. Fandango.* The Lucha Dragons def. Bo Dallas & Tyler Breeze.* R-Truth def. Luke Harper. During the match, Bad News Barrett came out and took back the WWE Intercontinental Championship.* Natalya & Emma def. Summer Rae & WWE NXT Women’s Sasha Banks.* Roman Reigns def. Big Show.* The New Day def. The Ascension.* Dean Ambrose def. WWE Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett via DQ. Ambrose hit Barrett with the title. After the match, Luke Harper took the title back. R-Truth then took the belt from Harper and ran to the back.* Daniel Bryan def. Kane in a Street Fight match.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Roman Reigns Is Back After Absence For Leukemia Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Seth Rollins Google+ Ronda Rousey WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Shawn Michaels Twitter WWE star Ruby Riott reveals new tattoos, Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s dog passes awaylast_img read more

Salah and agent demand answers from Egyptian FA

first_imgEgyptian star Mohamed Salah demands answers from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) as his row with the country’s governing body continues.In a statement made on Twitter, the Liverpool star questioned why the Egyptian Football Association has consistently ignored his messages.Earlier before now, Salah called out the EFA as a result of the rift that ensued from the problem of image rights issued earlier in the year.The rift also continued as the EFA promoted pictures of Salah and controversial Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov as well as his being made an honorary citizen of the republic and hinging the national side during the World Cup in Russia on it.“It’s normal that a football federation seeks to solve the problems of its players so they can feel comfortable,” Salah wrote on Twitter.“But in fact, what I see is exactly the opposite. It is not normal that my messages and my lawyer’s letters are ignored…Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“I do not know why all this [is happening]? Do you not have time to respond to us?!”“Enough is enough,” he wrote. “We asked for guarantees regarding Mohamed’s wellbeing whilst with the national team, and assurances that the image rights violations wouldn’t happen again. That’s all. They have yet to respond.”We asked for guarantees regarding Mohamed’s wellbeing whilst with the national team, and assurances that the image rights violations wouldn’t happen again. That’s all. They have yet to respond.— Ramy Abbas Issa (@RamyCol) August 26, 2018last_img read more

Jermain Defoe remembers his Sunderland past

first_imgThe English striker is enjoying his time at AFC Bournemouth, but he spent two years with the now-in-League-One teamEnglish striker Jermain Defoe is 36 years old and he has spent his time in many different teams in the English football leagues.He has played with West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, and he spent two years with Sunderland.There, he scored 34 goals in 87 official matches between 2015 and 2017.“I cried on the pitch when that goal went in,” he was quoted by The Chronicle.AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Bournemouth vs Manchester City Boro Tanchev – August 24, 2019 English champions Manchester City travel to Bournemouth for their encounter of the third Premier League Matchday.“I had to cover my face when I walked down the tunnel because of it.”“Sunderland was special for me. Football means so much to the fans up there and that game, I just knew I had to make a difference,” he added.“As soon as the ball left my foot, I knew it was in, but I think the tears were because of the relief of scoring such an important goal for the club.”“[Alan] Shearer’s got 260 hasn’t he?” Defoe asked about the goals he’s scored in the English Premier League.“[Wayne] Rooney’s got two… something [208]. Andy Cole’s got 186 [actually 187]. You’ve got [Frank] Lampard 177. Thierry [Henry] 175. Robbie [Fowler] 163. JD [Defoe] 162. [Sergio] Aguero will be up there – he’s got 149 now [actually 148]. I saw the list the other day, even when I see my name there it’s strange.”last_img read more

Print vs Online for Mansuetos Edit Vision—This Time Print Won

first_imgHow Manuseto’s online strategy will change remains to be seen but with the digital group folding into the print group and Sussman departing Mansueto to form a social publishing firm based on open source content management system Drupal (which Sussman had tapped as the CMS for, it seems the print side got its way this time. Publishing companies all over are recasting their editorial vision (and organization).In recent weeks, b-to-b publishers Source and Nielsen and enthusiast publisher F+W have reorganized their edit staffs to revolve around market or community rather than channel (magazine versus Web site).The recent layoffs at Mansueto Ventures and the merging of its standalone online group into its print departments reflect the struggle even that company is going through in its approach to new media, despite its reputation (and success) as a leading edge publisher. Would the company follow the social media and UGC approach developed by Mansueto Digital president Ed Sussman or would the print staff (some of which didn’t consider the Web sites worth their time, according to sources) play a greater role? last_img read more

Beyoncé Releases International Day Of The Girl Freedom Video

first_imgNews Twitter Facebook Watch: Beyoncé’s New Freedom Video beyonc%C3%A9-releases-international-day-girl-freedom-video Beyoncé Releases International Day Of The Girl ‘Freedom’ Video Email GRAMMY winner releases new video to her track “Freedom” that celebrate girls from around the world Renée FabianGRAMMYs Oct 11, 2017 – 5:51 pm It should come as no surprise that Beyoncé, one of the fiercest advocates for women everywhere, chose Oct. 11, the International Day of the Girl, to drop a new video in celebration of girls around the world.The short clip, which was posted to Facebook, features a diverse cast of young women performing Beyoncé’s hit “Freedom” at various locations around the world, including at outside poignant venues in Washington, D.C., such as the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol and the White House.Billboard reports the video was produced by Beyoncé and Salma Hayek’s Chime for Change initiative. Those wishing to join the initiative and empower girls worldwide can visit #FreedomForGirls page to support a variety of organizations working to improve the lives of girls all over the globe.”Girls around the world are fighting for their freedom every day,” the video concludes. “Join them.”SZA On ‘Ctrl,’ “Drew Barrymore” & TrampolinesRead morelast_img read more

Afghanistan bombing death toll tops 150

first_imgGraphic showing the diplomatic quarter area of Kabul, where more than 150 people were killed in a truck bomb on 31 May. AFPAfghanistan president Ashraf Ghani issued an ultimatum to the Taliban Tuesday, warning them to embrace peace or “face consequences” after announcing that the death toll from last week’s devastating truck bombing had passed 150.Ghani has come under mounting criticism over the bombing, the deadliest in Kabul since 2001, with protests and deadly street clashes roiling the Afghan capital as people incensed by spiralling insecurity call for his government’s resignation.The president made a strong plea for peace at an international conference on Afghanistan attended by around two dozen countries, which was held under tight security as armoured vehicles patrolled the streets and fighter jets roared over the capital.“We are offering a chance for peace but this is not an open-ended offer,” Ghani said.“Time is running out… this is the last chance: take it or face consequences.”The conference, labelled the “Kabul Process”, aims to build international support for ways to restore security in Afghanistan.Kabul has been on edge since the massive truck bomb last Wednesday ripped through the city’s highly fortified diplomatic quarter, home to the presidential palace and a host of foreign embassies.The death toll has jumped to more than 150 people, while over 300 wounded were brought to hospitals, many with burns and amputations, Ghani told the conference.“We are a nation of survivors. Terrorists can shed our blood but they cannot break our will,” he said.Officials had previously placed the death toll the attack at 90. Ghani did not explain the dramatic jump but Afghan authorities have played down casualty figures in the past.Ghani offered the Taliban the opportunity to open a representative office, adding that he was flexible about the location of future talks.The insurgents responded to the conference by firing a rocket at what they claimed was NATO’s headquarters. It landed inside the Indian ambassador’s residence and no one was hurt.Underscoring the growing insecurity, a motorcycle bomb exploded near the Grand Mosque in the western city of Herat, killing seven people and wounding 16 according to the interior ministry.Rising tensions -Ghani has faced growing calls to step down since four people were killed Friday when hundreds of protesters incensed by the truck bombing in Kabul clashed with police, prompting officials to respond with live rounds fired in the air.The protesters, holding a sit-in for a fifth day Tuesday near the bombing site, have also demanded the resignation of security chiefs including national security adviser Hanif Atmar.The attacks have worsened tensions between rival ethnic groups and raised the prospect of a political crisis.Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, who heads the mainly ethnic Tajik Jamiat political group, also called for Atmar’s dismissal on Monday. But Ghani, who like Atmar is from the majority Pashtun ethnic group, firmly rejected the demand.Rabbani survived an attack at the funeral of one of the protesters on Saturday, when a suicide bomb tore through a row of mourners and killed seven more people.He blamed “terrorists within the system” for the funeral blasts, suggesting they were an inside job.The government has accused the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network of carrying out Wednesday’s attack, and said the funeral was targeted by bombers trained at a religious seminary in Pakistan.Previous international efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table have failed, but diplomats in Kabul hailed Tuesday’s conference as a stepping stone to peace.“The launch of the Kabul Process tomorrow is an important marker for each and every country in the region to show its true support for Afghanistan’s aspirations for peace,” said British ambassador Dominic Jermey on Monday.last_img read more

5yr old girl hit and killed by truck

first_imgRoad Accident LogoA minor girl was killed as a speeding truck ran over her on Sherpur-Nalitabari road in Sonnashivita village of Nalitabari upazila on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased was Elahi Zhumur, 5, daughter of Rabindra Barman of the village.The accident took place when the truck hit Zhumur in the afternoon, leaving her dead on the spot, said sub-inspector Md Mohsin of Nalitabari police station.Later, locals captured the truck driver and handed him over to police, the SI Mohsin added.last_img read more

Doctors Lawyers with Monetary Motives Cause Painful Decisions in Womens Health Care

first_imgBy Glenn Ellis, Research Bioethics Fellow at Harvard Medical School, NNPA Newswire Contributor( – Women, especially women of color and poor women, tend to suffer disproportionately in our healthcare system. The problem is growing worse now that there’s a group of trial lawyers eager to exploit female victims, under the guise of offering help.Take for instance that roughly one-quarter of U.S. women suffer from pelvic floor disorders, and according to the Washington Post, about 3-4 million of them have been treated with transvaginal mesh. The vast majority of these women receive repairs using transvaginal mesh without complications, but a significant minority experienced serious problems.Glenn Ellis is a Research Bioethics Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a health columnist and radio commentator who lectures, nationally and internationally on health-related topicsAfter the publicity surrounding this issue hit the fan, the lawyers pounced. It has come to light that a collaboration involving some law firms, doctors, and finance companies are pressuring women into unnecessary surgeries to remove the mesh. Giving new meaning to the term “insult to injury,” this phenomenon, according to the New York Times, is leading unsuspecting women to the operating table – even in cases when the removal could worsen the symptoms.If that’s not enough, some unscrupulous hedge funds are financing companies connected with law firms specializing in suing manufacturers of the mesh. These law firms often use overseas telemarketing callers in countries such as India and the Philippines to contact women, known to have had the mesh surgery, with offers to join in lawsuits to sue the mesh manufacturers.The New York Times highlighted a growing problem that tends to target women: the industry grown out of medical device settlements. For example, a court-ordered, charitable fund, the Common Benefit Trust, established out of the Dow Corning breast implant settlement fund, which also resulted from a faulty medical device. The Common Benefit Trust appears to have used some of this money to fund policy centers, advocacy groups, and a conference on litigation.Pelvic organ prolapse, a medical issue sought to be treated by the transvaginal mesh, is one of the most common reasons for women to have surgery. It is ranked among the top three reasons that women have hysterectomies.Then there are racial disparities. Compared with African-American women, Latina and White women had four to five times higher risk of symptomatic prolapse, thought to be in large part due to the lower rates of African-American women reporting the condition as a problem to doctors. Researchers see this pattern as part of a culture where African-American and/or poor women will not typically see the condition as a problem requiring them to consider surgery.Issues like the transvaginal mesh that has revealed disparate treatment of women are not new. All patients – but especially women patients and minority patients that have traditionally been marginalized – deserve better than to be exploited in some of their most vulnerable times.Those vulnerable times include childbirth and other areas of maternal health. Dr. Niva Lubin-Johnson, president of the National Medical Association, which represents more than 50,000 African-American physicians on issues of health disparities and justice, says, “There is a crisis for African-American women that is related to maternal mortality – and that’s across any economic level and educational level for African-American women. We are losing in that area,” she says.As for the transvaginal mesh, Lubin-Johnson says women must take extreme precaution when contacted by anyone about removals of that or any other device. “No, you go talk to your own physician about that and not to someone who is doing a cold call because of some possibility of joining a law suit…Talk to your own physician first; even if they were not the one who put the mesh in.”Since The New York Times began shining a light on these bad behaviors, federal prosecutors from the Eastern District of New York have begun investigating the allegations of unnecessary and unneeded vaginal mesh removal surgeries. According to reports, doctors, lawyers, financiers and others who may have been involved in the sham have been subpoenaed.So, if you’re considering medical treatment, be an informed consumer. Be sure to have your health care provider explain all of your options, as well as their possible risks and benefits. Though if these risks are not avoided, by all means, beware of financial lures to have surgeries that you do not need and that could leave you in a condition far worse than before.Glenn Ellis is a Research Bioethics Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a health columnist and radio commentator who lectures, nationally and internationally on health-related topics. He is also the author of “Which Doctor?” and “Information is the Best Medicine”.last_img read more

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San Carlos strikes first in final earns 11 tie at Saprissa

first_imgTibás — A waterlogged afternoon couldn’t slow A.D. San Carlos on Sunday as it earned a 1-1 tie against Saprissa in the first leg of the Clausura 2019 second-phase final.Marco Julián Mena opened scoring in the 42nd minute for San Carlos, which will earn its first Costa Rican soccer championship with a positive result in Wednesday’s return leg at its home stadium in Ciudad Quesada.¡GOOOL DE SAN CARLOS!Marco Mena abre el marcador para los norteños en el Saprissa. Siga el minuto a minuto en #FinalCR— Teletica Deportes (@TeleticaTD7) May 13, 2019Substitute Rubilio Castillo responded in the second half for Saprissa, which otherwise couldn’t capitalize on several opportunities in the attacking third.¡GOOOL DE @SaprissaOficial! Rubilio Castillo pone el 1-1 en la #FinalCR Siga el minuto a minuto en— Teletica Deportes (@TeleticaTD7) May 13, 2019Sunday’s match was nearly cancelled due to field conditions following a fierce afternoon rainstorm that continued into the evening.UNAFUT officials deemed the pitch playable following a two-hour delay, and the result was an entertaining, physical and wet contest.The return leg will be played Wednesday at Estadio Carlos Ugalde Álvarez. Because San Carlos finished atop the regular-season table, it will be crowned champions with a 0-0 tie or win of any margin. Saprissa would win the series with a victory Wednesday and force a “Gran Final” rematch against the Sancarleños. Related posts:San Carlos defeats reigning champion Herediano, advances to face Saprissa Weekend soccer roundup: Semifinals begin, Ticos traded in MLS No bull: San Carlos wins historic Costa Rican soccer championship Herediano beats MLS champs Atlanta United, 3-1 Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Hospitality sector in Oman to foresee a range of entries in 2017

first_imgThe metropolitical city of Oman has loads to offer and hence many international hotel chains are all set to launch their pristine properties in 2017. Popular luxury chains like W Hotel, Kempinski, Jumeirah have planned their entry in Muscat by end of 2017, while 2016 witnessed launch of Grand Millennium and re-launch of Sheraton after renovation.Recently, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts inked an agreement with the Civil Service Employees Pension Fund to operate its first property Mövenpick Hotel and Apartments Al Azaiba Muscat, in Oman’s capital city. The property will feature 274 guest rooms and suites and 50 serviced apartments.Kempinski Hotel Muscat will open in Al Mouj by the fourth quarter of 2017. With 310 rooms and 12 restaurants, the five-star Kempinski will be the first hotel in the Al Mouj tourism complex to cater the tourists from both abroad and the Sultanate. Jumeirah Group will operate luxury resort in Muscat in 2017. The resort will consist of two hotel components, one consisting of 206 rooms and the other of 106 rooms, located in the picturesque cove of Bandar Jissah, near Qantab, nestled between the Hajjar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman. The lavish W hotel is scheduled to launch by early 2018 and will comprise of 290 rooms, a specialty restaurant, all-day dining restaurant, infinity pool and spas as well as a fitness centre, retail facilities and tennis court.Speaking about the recent development, Lubaina Sheerazi, India Representative, Ministry of Tourism, Oman, said, “In just three years, the Sultanate received 2.05 million international travellers in 2014, 2.47 million visitors in 2015- up by 17.7% and finally reaching the three million mark in 2016. By 2040, the Sultanate hopes to reach a total of five million international travellers. In keeping with this ambitious target for tourism growth, luxury hoteliers are foreseeing lot of potential in Muscat.”Oman is considered a market brimming with opportunities for the hospitality sector. Hotel room capacity is expected to increase by 6,000 rooms by 2020. Moreover, projects like the new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) and the International Airport are all pointed towards a growing hotel market. Upcoming properties at the OCEC include JW Marriott and Crowne Plaza.Lubaina further added, “We are expecting an increase in MICE movement as Oman is an ideal short-haul destination for MICE. This sector will receive a significant boost with newer properties coming up at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in Muscat this year.”last_img read more

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