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Indian golf teams announced for the Asian Games

first_imgCountry’s top amateur golfer Rashid Khan was elated at making it to the Asian Games squad and envisages it as an opportunity to win a gold medal in Guangzhou, China in November.”I had been revelling in the dream of becoming a part of the Asian Games for the last two years. So I am feeling extremely happy to make the cut,” said the 19-year-old golfer in New Delhi on Tuesday.”But it is only half the journey finished and life will come a full circle for me when our team will hand the country a gold medal at the Games,” Rashid said at the sidelines of ceremony where the Indian Golf Union (IGU) announced the men’s and women’s team for the Asian Games, and other tournaments.India clinched a gold at the 2002 Asian Games while in the previous edition of the event, India finished with a silver medal.The other golfers who will accompany Rashid at the Games are Rahul Bajaj, Abhinav Lohan, Abhijeet Chaddha and Ashbeer Saini. The first three golfers will be the regular members of the team while Saini is a reserve.Amongs the girls, it is country’s top amateur golfer Vani Kapoor who will be the front runner of the team. She will be joined by Gurbani Singh and Shreya Ghei, with Shradhanjali Singh as the reserve player.The IGU on Tuesday also announced the men’s team for the biennial world amateur team championships – the Eisenhower Trophy scheduled to be held in Buenos Aires in Argentina from October 28.advertisementIGU president Ashit Luthra said that the selection process was very transparent and the Indian team will be a force to reckon with. “The biggest challenge for India will come from Korea and Japan. But our teams have the potential champions who would go on to make it big at the pro level as well,” Luthra said.FOUR ROUNDS IN GUANGZHOUThe men’s and women’s team will be off to Guangzhou, China, on September 23 to play the four practice rounds at the Dragon Lake Golf Club – the venue of the golf competition for the Asian Games.Rashid said that the practice will provide a good opportunity to have a feel of the course. “It’s great that we will get a chance to play four rounds at the golf venue for the Asian Games. It will help us know what type of the golf course it is. After coming back to India we can plan our game according to that” he said.last_img read more

Jason Day shoots record-tying 63 to move two ahead at Players Championship

first_imgJason Day lived up to his status as the world’s number one golfer as he charged into a two-shot lead with a record-tying nine-under-par 63 in Thursday’s opening round of the Players Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.Taking advantage of a receptive layout at the TPC Sawgrass with very little rough and barely a breath of wind early on a sun-drenched day ripe for low scoring, the long-hitting Australian piled up nine birdies in a bogey-free display.Though he rued a missed birdie opportunity at the par-three eighth, his penultimate hole, Day picked up five shots over the closing stretch to become just the fifth player to card a 63 at the event widely regarded as the unofficial fifth major.Missed opportunity”I played solid from tee to green and I was very confident with my putter,” Day told Golf Channel after finishing two ahead of Americans Cameron Tringale, Bill Haas and Brendan Steele, England’s Justin Rose and Ireland’s Shane Lowry.”Just got things going. Unfortunately it didn’t go in on eight,” he said of a narrow miss with a 40-foot putt at the eighth that would have given him a birdie-birdie-birdie finish.”I really wanted to hole that putt to then try and give myself a birdie on nine to beat the record but I will take tying the course record.”Fred Couples in 1992 was the first player to shoot 63 at the TPC Sawgrass before Greg Norman (1994), Roberto Castro (2013), Martin Kaymer (2014) and then Day followed suit.PGA Championship winner Day, who has long coveted a first Players title to add to his already impressive golfing resume, felt that fatigue had helped his on-course focus.advertisement’Felt tired'”It’s been a long week because it’s been hot and I just felt really tired for some reason,” said the 28-year-old Australian, who has won six tournaments in his last 16 starts. “That kind of distracted me from anything else.”The scores here are so low. When you shoot a nine-under-par round, you expect — especially on this course — to have a decent lead. I’ve got only a two-shot lead and there’s a slew of guys that are at seven under and at six and five (under).”Four-times major winner Ernie Els of South Africa, Italy’s Francesco Molinari and Americans Hudson Swafford, Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger and Boo Weekley opened with 66s while world number two Jordan Spieth double-bogeyed his final hole for a 72.The late starters had to cope with strengthening winds in the afternoon when scoring became a little more difficult as American Rickie Fowler, the defending champion, and Northern Irish world number three Rory McIlroy both opened with 72s.last_img read more

How many teams have won the Premier League? Full list of winners

first_imgThe 2019-20 Premier League season will be the 27th since 22 clubs broke away from the Football League to set up their own competition at the end of the 1991-92 campaign.It has proven to be a commercial success, turning into a money-making behemoth that attracts record television revenue and, in many ways, is the envy of the world.Now dominated by a familiar ‘Big Six’ – Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham – it has not always been that way. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Nevertheless, these are the clubs who have claimed the vast majority of silverware on offer since the inception of the new competition. However, among these clubs, Liverpool and Tottenham have failed to win a single league title during the Premier League era.When the division was formed, though, the landscape was very different, with Leeds United the last winners of the old First Division. They now find themselves one of 29 clubs who have tasted top-flight football in the Premier League only to be playing outside of the division now.Indeed, the 1992-93 season heralded the true rebirth of Manchester United under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, as they picked up their first title in 26 years, with the remainder of the top five comprising of Aston Villa, Norwich, Blackburn and QPR.It would be the first of 13 Premier League crowns – a record tally.  Club Club Years Manchester United 13 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13 Chelsea 5 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2014-15, 2016-17 Manchester City 4 2011-12, 2013-14, 2017-18, 2018-19 Arsenal 3 1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04 Blackburn Rovers 1 1994-95 Leicester City 1 2015-16 United would go on to win four of the first five Premier League titles, with their sequence interrupted by big-spending Blackburn Rovers in the 1994-95 season. Arsenal became the third different club to lift the trophy, with Arsene Wenger’s revolution leading them to success in the 1997-98 campaign, beginning a lengthy rivalry with the Red Devils as they sparred over the next seven years for supremacy.Roman Abramovich’s takeover at Chelsea in 2003 sparked a fresh era of previously unprecedented spending as the Russian poured money into the Stamford Bridge side and was rewarded with the 2004-05 title.Manchester City were the next club along to break the established order as they, too, enjoyed the benefits of a takeover, with the Etihad club picking up their first Premier League title in 2011-12.The only constant in terms of success were United until Ferguson retired after winning the title in 2013, after which they dropped away.The void has been filled with nouveau riche Chelsea and Manchester City, who have taken four of the last five titles between them, with a fairy tale success from Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester the interloper in that run.In total, only six clubs have won the Premier League title: Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Blackburn and Leicester.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Funding for Community Mental Health Projects

first_imgNova Scotians who use mental health services will benefit from anadditional $129,000 in funding for community-based projects. “This government is committed to building a more responsivemental health system,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Health.”These projects will involve and benefit those who have mentalillness within their own communities.” Since 2002 the Department of Health has been funding year-longlocal projects that involve people who use mental healthservices. The five projects receiving funding this year are:– Mental Health Action Research Connection Group in Halifax:$22,800 to provide training in, and evaluation of, participatoryresearch, and to develop a peer-advocacy network; — Take Charge in Cumberland County: $13,600 to establish a 10-week Take Charge mood group for women with mood disorders, and afollow-up self-help group;– Schizophrenia Society, Antigonish Chapter: $32,917 to educatethe community on mental health and illness, educate and trainmental health consumers to participate in mental health serviceplanning, decision making and evaluation; promote self-helpactivities, and help schools to provide a suicide interventionprogram;– Crossroads in Sydney: $40,000 to open a laundry service andcafé that will be owned and operated by mental health consumersthrough a not-for-profit co-operative;– Canadian Mental Health Association, Colchester East HantsBranch, Illusions (art gallery) Project: $20,000 to develop abusiness proposal to open and operate an art gallery in Trurothat would profile artwork created by mental health consumersfrom across the province. “People in Antigonish with a mental illness know the need todecrease stigma and firmly plant in people’s minds the truthabout mental illness,” said Fran Nunn of the Guysborough-Antigonish-Strait Consumer Action Project. “This grant will notonly serve as a means of sowing that truth, but will also providepeople with a mental illness with the chance to educate, based ontheir personal experiences.” Heather Wood of the Canadian Mental Health Association,Colchester East Hants Branch, said that the Illusions Projectwill help to ensure that the hard work of mental health consumersis accepted and acknowledged. “When we wrote this proposal, we thought that it was a pie in thesky kind of idea,” said Ms. Wood. “This kind of project boostsself-esteem and recognizes diverse abilities. There is nothinglike this project anywhere in Nova Scotia. I think everyoneinvolved will flourish in one way or another.” This year, the Department of Health received 13 applications forfunding from community groups across the province. Applicationswere screened by mental health staff and consumers, and chosen bythe Department of Health. Each finalist must submit reports everysix months and complete a formal project evaluation. “These projects help remove barriers that mental health consumersface daily,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “Community mental health projectswould not be possible without the dedication of many volunteersacross the province. Their contribution is invaluable and helpsus move closer to building a brighter, more inclusive future.”last_img read more

Local MLAs host Roundtable Discussion on Northeast BC Forestry

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A roundtable discussion on Northeast B.C. Forestry was held on Thursday, July 4, at the Northern Grand Hotel.Hosting the roundtable was MLA Dan Davies, MLA Mike Bernier, and MLA John Rustad, Critic for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development.This roundtable was in response to the forestry crisis that communities across the Northeast are currently facing. In attendance at the meeting were local elected officials, industry representatives, and various stakeholders.Davies says, during the roundtable, they talked about how the Province got into this position of losing its competitiveness, not only in the forest sector but throughout the natural resource industry.“A lot of it was talking about how we got to this position was one big focus of it. A lot of it has come down to the last couple of years where we’ve lost our competitiveness, not only in the forest sector but also in oil and gas, mining – all across the sectors.”According to Davies, thousands of families will be affected by the announced shutdowns and curtailments of mills across B.C.Davies says they have heard nothing from the NDP Government, other than for the Minister of Finance to say that there is no money to support the workers.Davies strongly feels that something needs to be done now to help sort out this situation of being non-competitive and is calling on the Government to take action before more mills are shut down and more people are affected.last_img read more

When Algeria Plays the Hate Game

By Majid MorciliSan Francisco – The organizing committee of the 13th World Social Forum (WSF), taking place in Tunis, has “vigorously” denounced the Algerian delegation’s attacks on members of the Moroccan delegation taking part in the event, highlighting that these provocations are a “flagrant denial” of the principles of the Forum’s charter.The organizing committee of the WSF said in a statement that they have “followed with great concern the incidents that took place during the day of 25 March in the forum space and disrupted the course some”, adding, “activities such incidents, which were caused by several groups of participants of the Algerian delegation, despite the warning and the call of the committee published March 24, is a flagrant denial of the principles of the charter of the WSF.” The organizing committee of the WSF asked the involved groups to respect the Charter of the WSF, recalling the forum space “is not the place of conflicts between governments settling of scores, but a space for debate, of exchanges and convergence of social movements for another possible world.”Citing statistics regarding the participation of Algerian civil society at the WSF, Hedhili, a member of the organizing committee, said that the number of Algerian associations registered in the forum reached, 72 associations in February 2015. The committee was stunned to see that the number later rose to more than 800 associations and organizations. This is vivid proof that the Algerian regime is spending millions of dollars financing Polisario propaganda all over the globe, but in vain. This regime claims that the conflict is between Morocco and the Sahrawis, and thinks it is only the honest broker.The coordination committee of the WSF has decided to file a complaint against the Algerian participants following this incident.The Presidency of the Republic of Tunisia was informed of the attack, and a protest letter was sent to Algeria’s ambassador to Tunisia. read more

President Trump Refuses to Listen to Audio of Khashoggi Killing

By Josh BabbNew reports surfaced this past weekend that CIA officials had concluded that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) most likely ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor for the Washington Post. Khashoggi was last seen walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Trump, in an interview with Fox News, said on Friday that he had been briefed by CIA Director Gina Haspel regarding the agency’s investigation of the journalist’s murder, saying that the CIA will issue a briefing on it this Tuesday. Trump added the CIA assessment would be a “very full report” on “who caused it, and who did it.” Fox reporter Chris Wallace asked Trump as to whether he had heard the tape, who responded, “We have the tape. I don’t want to hear the tape. No reason for me to hear the tape.” He added, “I know everything that went on in the tape without having to hear it … It was very violent, very vicious and terrible.”When Wallace pressed the president on whether MBS had any role in the operation, Trump demurred, “Well, will anybody really know?” He continued, “You saw we put on very heavy sanctions, massive sanctions on a large group of people from Saudi Arabia. But, at the same time, we do have an ally, and I want to stick with an ally that in many ways has been very good.”Last Thursday the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on 17 individuals who the Saudis had originally arrested in connection with Khashoggi’s murder. At least one member of the 17 was a close aide to MBS, often seen traveling with the crown prince.The Trump administration’s decision to stick by the embattled crown prince stems from the fact that Saudi Arabia is seen as a crucial ally in the administration’s policy goals in the Middle East, specifically in confronting Iran. Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and a foreign policy advisor, seems to have a particularly close relationship with MBS.  After weeks of denying any involvement in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, Riyadh officials issued a report last week saying Khashoggi died as a result of a botched operation by “rogue agents.” Coinciding with the report, Saudi prosecutors indicted 11 participants in the plot, saying they would seek the death penalty for five individuals. The Saudi investigation concluded that MBS had no prior knowledge of the operation, a claim which Turkish investigators have contested. read more

Grenfell inquiry to open with victim tributes after venue changed to prevent

Grenfell Campaigners had complained that the central location was not suitable as it meant survivors would have to undergo further trauma by travelling in “deep claustrophobic tube tunnels” each day.Bereaved family and friends will join together and paint a picture of the loved ones they lost in front of the retired judge chairing the probe, Sir Martin Moore-Bick. Two weeks of poignant tributes from family and friends remembering Grenfell Tower fire victims will be heard by the public inquiry into the disaster as its first phase gets under way.Seventy-one people died in the fire that swept through Grenfell Tower in west London on June 14 last year.The venue for the Inquiry’s first stage was moved after lawyers for the victims argued that the Inquiry should be moved “closer to where the disaster occurred”, during two days of procedural hearings in Holborn, near the inns of court, in December last year. While all the victims’ names will be read out, it is understood that not all families will give a tribute.Survivor Nicholas Burton will be able to pay tribute to his wife Maria Del Pilar Burton, 74, who died in January after seven months in hospital following the fire.Mrs Burton, known as Pily, had suffered from serious long-term health conditions prior to the disaster, in which her home was destroyed and her dog died.The commemorations follow a week of significant victories for Grenfell United, the main campaign group representing survivors and the bereaved.Their wish for a diverse panel to sit alongside Sir Martin was finally granted by Prime Minister Theresa May after months of campaigning and a petition backed by grime artist Stormzy and more than 150,000 supporters. Speaking ahead of the inquiry’s launch, Diane Abbot, the shadow home secretary, said she had “confidence” in Sir Martin, adding that he had the opportunity to make it a “really seminal” examination of what went wrong. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Ms Abbott said: “There are broader issues that we need to touch on. Residents leave the Taplow tower block on the Chalcots Estate in Camden, London, as the building is evacuated in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire to allow “urgent fire safety works” to take placeCredit:Stefan Rousseau/PA 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. Grenfell Theresa May and then Housing minister Sajid Javid at a memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral for Grenfell Tower victimsCredit:pixel8000 The huge fire consumed Grenfell Tower near Latimer Road, West LondonCredit:Guilhem Baker/Pressframe A series of pre-recorded videos and statements will be now delivered during commemorations that will place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in south Kensington, closer to the Grenfell community.The Curve – a community support centre set up for the victims of the fire, and which  offers a range of services including NHS, benefits, Post Office, social care, creche, Citizens Advice and housing assistance –  was temporarily based at the same hotel during August’s Notting Hill Carnival.The rest of phase one of the inquiry will take place at Holborn Bars in central London, where several procedural hearings have already happened. Families have been invited to speak about the bereaved, read poems, sing or provide pre-recorded video messages on the Inquiry’s opening day, in a move to ensure that “we will never lose sight of who our work is for and why we are doing it”, lead counsel to the inquiry Richard Millett said. He said: “Starting this inquest process with statements and images means we have an stark understanding of how this horrific event has obliterated so many lives.”On behalf of our clients, we are grateful they are have been granted this opportunity to finally reveal the impact these truly terrible events have had on them. Grenfell Panel members will be appointed for the second phase of the inquiry, due to start later this year, so as not to delay the first part.The Government also promised to consult on banning flammable cladding from high-rise buildings. Slater and Gordon barrister Kieran Mitchell, who is representing three victims’ families, said the opportunity for them to have their voices listened to had been “a long time coming”. Family and Friends of Jessica Urbano Ramirez, who died in the blaze, desperately trying to locate her.Credit:Paul Grover/Telegraph The Community-led organisation, Justice4Grenfell, parades three billboards near St. Paul’s Cathedral. They called for justice for the victims of the deadly June 2017 deadly apartment fire.Credit:Jeff Moore Grenfell Grenfell “However, this is just the beginning. We must get the answers everyone craves and understand how this tragedy could ever have been allowed to happen.”Ultimately our clients want justice and we will not rest until those culpable are held accountable.”On Monday before the tributes begin, Sir Martin will briefly address the room, followed by a statement from Mr Millett.Private rooms, quiet areas and a prayer room will be available for the bereaved, survivors and residents, while there will be counselling and NHS support. As the hearings are taking place during Ramadan, the morning sessions are expected to adjourn for lunch at 12.45pm to allow Muslims to prepare for the 1pm prayer.The probe is believed to have the largest number of core participants to date, with more than 500 survivors, bereaved families and friends, and members of the North Kensington community participating. Grenfell residents were trapped ‘screaming for their lives’ as flames raged through the 27-storey tower blockCredit:Jeremy Selwyn/Eyevine Grenfell As of Thursday, some 533 people have been made core participants in the inquiry, including 21 children. Twenty-nine organisations are core participants.The main hearing room has a capacity for 500 people and bereaved, survivors and residents will be reserved seats at the front each day. “I think there are issues about Grenfell, over and above the cladding and so on. Why that community on that estate…why no one listened to them, why they were almost abandoned?”We need to dig down and find out why they were not listened to. If you lose touch with what it meant to that community…then you lose touch with what that inquiry’s about.” The bereaved and the survivors want the fact finding, they want to know what happened, they want answers to questions, they want to know who should take responsibility. But none of us can forget what that horrible horrible event meant to that community.” read more

Chinas gold market progress and prospects

first_imgThe World Gold Council recently released a major report, China’s gold market: progress and prospects, examining the factors that have driven China’s rise to become the number one producer and consumer of gold since the market began liberalising in the late 1990s. It also highlights why, despite this steep growth in demand, the market will continue to expand, irrespective of short term blips in the economy.The next six years are expected to see China’s middle class grow by over 60%, or 200 million people, to a total of 500 million. Comparing this to the total population of the US, which stands at 319 million, puts the size of this new market of affluent consumers, with the propensity to buy gold, in perspective.In addition to these newly emerging middle classes, rising real incomes, a deepening pool of private savings and rapid urbanisation across China suggest that the outlook for gold jewellery and investment demand in the next four years will remain strong. Key facts:China’s continuing urbanisation means that it now has 170 cities with more than one million inhabitants – within these cities, the middle classes currently number 300 million and are set to grow to 500 million by 2020. Demand for gold amongst those with a greater disposable income and limited investment opportunities will continue to growChinese savings levels remain high – there is an estimated $7.5 trillion in Chinese bank accounts and household allocations to gold remain small, around $300 billion. Gold is seen as a stable, accessible investment by consumers, particularly in the light of rising house prices and a lack of alternative savings options. Chinese investors have a preference for physical gold over paper, with investment focused on small bars, gift bars or Gold Accumulation Plans (GAPs). New gold investment products mean that medium term demand for bars and coins could reach close to 500 t by 2017 – a rise of nearly 25% above its record level last yearChina has become the world’s number one jewellery market, nearly trebling in size over the past decade – at 669 t in 2013, it accounts for 30% of global jewellery demand. Estimates suggest that demand will continue to grow and reach 780 t by 2017. There are now over 100,000 retail outlets selling 24 ct gold and thousands of manufacturers nationwideConsumer sentiment toward gold is unwavering – although 40% of jewellery consumption relates to weddings, the appetite for gold in China goes beyond occasions and gift giving. 80% of consumers surveyed for this report planned to maintain or increase their spending on 24-ct gold jewellery over the next 12 months believing that gold will hold its long-term value and because they expect to have a higher level of disposable incomeChinese electronics demand for gold will see small gains in the next four years – industrial demand has grown with electronics being the key driver (climbing from 16 t in 2003 to 66 t in 2013. China is also the leading market for gold related patents such as the use of nanogold in healthcare.Official gold holdings in China totalled 1,054 t at the end of 2013 making the country the world’s sixth largest holder of bullion– based on this declared stock, gold represents 1% of China’s total official reserves (down from a peak of almost 2% in 2012) due to the rapid growth of the country’s foreign exchange holdings which reached around $3.8 trillion at the end of 2013. Speculation continues as to whether the Chinese government has increased its gold holdingsChina has gone from being a minor producer to the world’s largest source of mined gold – in the past ten years production has doubled from 217 to 437 t.last_img read more

Hallux valgus oignon définition opération douleur traitement de quoi sagitil

first_imgHallux valgus (oignon) : définition, opération, douleur, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?L’hallux valgus correspond à une déformation de l’avant-pied. Souvent sans douleur, l’hallux valgus peut être très handicapant et nécessiter une opération chirurgicale. Définition : qu’est que l’hallux valgus ?L’hallux valgus est une déformation du pied, surnommée “oignon” dans le langage courant. Il s’agit d’une déviation de la base du gros orteil (hallux en latin) vers l’extérieur (valgus). Cela se manifeste par une bosse à l’intérieur du pied, au niveau de premier métatarsien. En fonction de l’angle de la déviation du gros orteil, on distingue différents stades de l’hallux valgus. Si la déviation est inférieure à 20°, on parle d’hallux valgus léger. Entre 20° et 40°, l’hallux valgus est modéré tandis qu’il est sévère au-delà des 40°. Cela peut alors provoquer une perte de la fonctionnalité du gros orteil.L’hallux valgus apparaît le plus souvent entre 40 et 50 ans et touche une grande majorité de femmes (90%). C’est la maladie la plus courante de l’avant-pied. Symptômes de l’hallux valgus S’il est souvent indolore, l’hallux valgus peut en revanche s’avérer très handicapant. La déformation du gros orteil frotte à l’intérieur de la chaussure, provoquant des rougeurs, une infection de la zone de frottement et une inflammation de l’enveloppe de l’articulation (bursite). La déviation entraîne également une déformationdes autres orteils qui se recroquevillent (orteils en griffes) et s’accompagnent de cors et de durillons. La position du pied étant incorrecte lors de la marche, une arthrose peut se développer. Dans les cas les plus graves, des complications cutanées peuvent apparaître.  Causes de l’hallux valgusLa première cause d’apparition d’un hallux valgus est le facteur génétique. Une personne a plus de risques d’être exposée si un des ses parents proches l’a déjà été avant lui. Hériter d’un pied égyptien (le gros orteil plus grand que les autres) augmenterait les risques. Les femmes sont beaucoup plus concernées que les hommes, surtout après la ménopause. En effet, cela implique une laxité des articulations du pied qui favorise son élargissement. Le fait de porter des chaussures à talonshauts et aux bouts pointus serait également en cause. Certaines maladies pourraient jouer un rôle dans le développement de la maladie. Traitement et opération de l’hallux valgusÀ lire aussiArthrose : les méthodes pour prévenir la maladieLe traitement de l’hallux valgus passe en premier lieu par le port d’orthèses ou desemelles orthopédiques qui permettent de maintenir le gros orteil le plus droit possible. Des chaussures thérapeutiques adaptées peuvent être bénéfiques. Des médicaments (anti-inflammatoires ou antalgiques) peuvent être prescrits pour limiter les douleurs. En cas d’hallux valgus sévère, une opération chirurgicale est nécessaire. Elle n’est cependant proposée que si la douleur est insurmontable et le pied perd est fortement déformé. Pratiquée sous anesthésie loco-régionale, la technique opératoire la plus utilisée consiste en une ostéotomie du premier métatarsien puis une réorientation des fragments osseux. Cela permet ainsi que corriger la déformation.Dans certains cas, les suites postopératoires peuvent connaître des complications comme une infection, un œdème, une raideur ou tout simplement une rechute. La convalescence de l’hallux valgus dure en moyenne entre trois et quatre mois. Lors du premier mois, il est impératif de porter des chaussures orthopédiques spéciales et de limiter les déplacements.Le 2 septembre 2016 à 12:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Former BPA employee to seek utility board seat

first_imgA new candidate has entered the race for the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners, District 1 seat.Judy Chipman has announced her plans to run against incumbent Commissioner Jim Malinowski.Chipman just a few months ago retired from a 16-year career at the Bonneville Power Administration.For the last four years of her work there, she managed supply chain contracting organization. She claims that work gave her “a deep knowledge of the industry” interacting with contractors who help the BPA obtain property access rights in order to maintain the BPA transmission lines and substations.“I am trained and skilled in negotiations and engaging in difficult conversations where differences are resolved and people can reach agreement on pertinent issues,” Chipman said in a news release.Should she be elected, Chipman said, she doesn’t want to change anything at the utility. But changes in the electricity market in the Western United States have put financial pressure on the BPA, and Chipman said she expects it to pass increase costs onto Clark Public Utilities and other utilities. She said she believes her past experience will benefit the utility if and when that happens.“It’s a very well-run utility — very well run — employees are happy, clients are happy and I want to continue that,” she said. “Bonneville is going to be cramped and it feels like a time of rising rates in the next couple years and I’m hoping my knowledge of that kind of thing will help the commission.”Chipman has also served on the Columbia Credit Union Board of Directors for about 10 years and is a member of its supervisory committee. She is also a lifetime resident of Clark County.last_img read more

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Gay Eagle Scout asks Amazoncom to stop donations

first_imgSEATTLE — A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at’s headquarters urging the company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America.Pascal Tessier, 17, of Kensington, Md., and Geoff McGrath, 49, say donations through the AmazonSmile program should be suspended until the Boy Scouts lifts its ban on gay leaders.They said they had 125,000 signatures gathered through in the boxes they delivered to Amazon.Asked for comment, Amazon said: “Customers can select from nearly a million legally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organizations on AmazonSmile. We rely on lists published by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the US Office of Foreign Assets Control to determine if certain organizations are ineligible to participate.”A small group that rallied to present the petitions carried signs that said “Exclusion is no solution” and “Amazon honor your policy, stop supporting discrimination.”In addition to Tessier and McGrath, the group included August Easton Calabria, 18, a straight Eagle Scout whose twin brother is a gay Eagle Scout, and Jesse Pacem, a straight Eagle Scout who is chapter leader of the Chief Seattle Scouts for Equality.last_img read more

Officials Broward teacher found with intoxicated teens in car

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Broward school teacher has been arrested after he was found with two intoxicated teens in his car, early Friday morning.Police said 45-year-old David Stokes, who teaches history at Ramblewood Middle School in Coral Springs, picked up the teens, then bought them alcohol and cough drops.They went to Pompano Beach Park, where the teens looked visibly intoxicated and had slurred speech, according to police.Stokes was arrested for trespassing into the park. He faces two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Blue whale fossil provides evidence that baleens grew large earlier than thought

first_img 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. More information: Giovanni Bianucci et al. Rise of the titans: baleen whales became giants earlier than thought, Biology Letters (2019). DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0175 New whale fossils from Italy and Peru imply an early origin of modern mysticete gigantism. (a) Map of Italy showing the fossil locality of Balaenoptera cf. musculus. (b) Cranium of Balaenoptera cf. musculus, in dorsal view. (c) Right tympanic bulla of B. musculus (National Museum of Nature and Science specimen M25900), in dorsal view (i), and B. cf. musculus in dorsal (ii) and ventrolateral (iii) view. (d) Support surface for the mode shift model from Slater et al.; dark and light grey bars denote the range of the 2- and 3-unit support regions, respectively. (e) Support surface for the mode shift model with B. musculus truncated at 1.37 Ma, but with the Peruvian fossils excluded. (f) Mysticete body length plotted against time, and compared with the 80 (white), 90 (grey) and 95% (black) quantiles of 1000 BM simulations on the baleen whale phylogeny of [4]; grey circles are chaeomysticetes, triangles toothed mysticetes, and red circles the new fossils from Italy and Peru. Note that the BM simulations were carried out on a phylogeny that did not include the specimens described here; their placement relative to the quantiles is thus merely indicative. (d–f) Modified from Slater et al. Photo in (b) by Akhet s.r.l. ( Drawing of B. musculus by Carl Buell. Credit: Biology Letters (2019). DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0175 Citation: Blue whale fossil provides evidence that baleens grew large earlier than thought (2019, May 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further Journal information: Biology Letterscenter_img Baleen whales are very large creatures—the biggest of them, the blue whale, is not just the largest animal alive today—it is the largest animal in evolutionary history. Prior research has shown that baleen whales are able to grow so large because they live in the ocean, which allows whales to counter the impact of gravity with buoyancy—and because the evolution of the baleen allowed them to catch and consume a huge amount of food in short order. For many years, there has been some debate among ocean scientists regarding why the whales grew so big and when it happened. In recent years, a general consensus has maintained that they likely grew large rapidly approximately 300,000 years ago—though researchers have suggested that it could have been as far back as 4.5 million years ago. Researchers believe that at some point in time, the climate changed in a way that very strongly impacted krill, the main baleen food source. In order to survive, the whales would have had to eat huge amounts of the tiny sea creatures before swimming a very long way to find another meal. But now, this theory is being challenged by the team studying a blue whale fossil found in Italy.The researchers report that the fossil is that of a blue whale approximately 26 meters in length. Dating shows that the fossil is approximately 1.5 million years old. When the researchers added data from the blue whale to data from other baleen fossils, they came up with a new time scale—they suggest that the large size of the baleen whales occurred about 3.6 million years ago, and maybe even as far back as 6 million years ago. They also suggest that the change in size likely developed gradually. But they also acknowledge that much more work is required to give their theory credence, which will involve finding more ancient whale fossils to study. Genome sequencing shows baleen whales intermingled more than thought © 2019 Science X Network A team of researchers with members from Italy, Australia, and Belgium has found evidence that suggests baleen whales grew large earlier than has been thought. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes their study of a whale fossil that was found in 2006 and how old it was.last_img read more

Sushi noon and Murakami musings

first_imgAll this thanks to an invite I got to attend an international sushi training workshop by Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) in association with Sheraton New Delhi as the hospitality partner.  In great company of Master Chefs  Masayoshi Kazato, executive  director, All Japan Sushi Association and Hirotoshi Ogawa -Director  General, All Japan Sushi Association.Let me confess my rather Bong palate had not taken too kindly to raw fish before. But to learn the art of making Sushi, from the very best that too, can make taste buds evolve in an hour’s notice. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’What is heartening is like me, a large chunk of Delhi is experimenting with food, any food, and Japanese fare is getting its place under the sun and on the dinner table.Japanese cuisine, on its part, has also evolved over  the  last  few  decades  and it has gained the convolutions  of  western  touch, primordial instincts of Asian flavour, elegance and cadence of modern culinary profile. And Sushi, the very essence of Japanese cuisine, has put up a hard fight with the sorshe illish. Okay, that was bit of a stretch!But why Murakami on my mind. Well, let’s just say it was chefs’ names, the food and all the book talk before and after.last_img read more

Barasat gets first trauma care ambulance two biotoilets

first_imgKolkata: Barasat Municipality in North 24-Parganas has got its first trauma care ambulance that will cater to a large number of people in the district.Barasat MP Kaloli Ghosh Dastidar on Monday inaugurated a trauma care ambulance along with two bio-toilets that will be extremely handy for the civic body to provide better services to the people.The trauma care ambulance which is equipped with all the modern facilities will be stationed at the municipality office. It will not only cater to the people under the jurisdiction of the municipality but also to others living in the adjoining areas. The projects have jointly been funded by the MP and the Barasat Municipality. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeChampak Das, the Chairman-in-council (Health) of Barasat Municipality said the services would be provided at a subsidised rate so that the people can afford the ambulance service at a low cost. There will be a doctor and two technicians in the ambulance. The newly inaugurated ambulance is fitted with an operation theater and a life support system. The doctor can perform a surgery within the ambulance if it is required while transporting an accident victim to the hospital. “The fare of the trauma care ambulance will be fixed after the chairmen-in-council meeting. People can avail it at a much cheaper rate. The ambulance will provide 24-hours emergency services to the people of Barasat and also from the adjoining areas,” Das said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned here that accidents often take place on National Highway 34 and Jessore Road, both of which pass through the district head quarter at Barasat.In some cases, accident victims are critical and they require a trauma care ambulance for an immediate transportation. The trauma care ambulances of the private hospitals are not always available and they charge people a huge amount of money. Two bio-toilets have been procured by the municipality which would be used during any event. The toilets would also be used for commercial purposes, an official of the civic body said.last_img read more

Ghacks Deals Pay What You Want The Legendary Learn to Code Bundle

first_imgGhacks Deals: Pay What You Want: The Legendary Learn to Code Bundle by Martin Brinkmann on June 06, 2019 in Deals – 2 commentsPay What You Want: The Legendary Learn to Code Bundle is another one of those popular Pay What You Want Offers on Ghacks Deals. This time, it is all about learning to code. First, the basics in case this is your first time reading about these type of bundles.Pay $1 or more to gain access to one of the available courses in the bundle or beat the average price, currently $17.39 at the time of writing, to gain access to all courses of the bundle.Without further ado, here is the list of included courses:Learn How To Code: Google’s Go Programming Language — Learn Programming from a University Professor with 15+ Years of Teaching ExperienceThe Complete Front-End Web Development Course — Get Started as a Front-End Web Developer using HTML, CSS, JavaScript & MoreAngular 7: Practical Guide — Become a Better Web Application DeveloperGit Complete: The Definitive, Step-By-Step Guide — Start from Scratch & Become the Next Git ExpertComplete Java Masterclass: Become an Android App Developer — Master Java App Development Step-by-Step & Make Your First Android AppsBecome a Web Developer: Learn the Fundamentals of Ruby — Learn Everything You Need to Know to be Successful with RubyC# Fundamentals: Learn Coding for Game Development — Get C#-Savvy & Start Building Clean, Professional CodeBeginning SQL: Store & Query Your Data — Wrangle Data Like a Pro with This Deep Dive into SQLiteDiscover jQuery: Create Interactive Websites — Learn How to Create Professional Web Applications with jQuery.Web Scraping with Python & BeautifulSoup — Learn How to Collect Web Data by Scraping Websites using Python & BeautifulSoupBuild Web Applications with React — Build Your Own ‘To-Do’ Web App & Deploy it Online for the World to SeeThe Complete Python Data Visualization Course — Master the Major Plotting Libraries & Use Them to Create Beautiful PlotsHTML5 Game Development for Beginners with Phaser — Take a Hands-on Approach to Learning the Basics of Game Development with Phaser 3Click here to open the Pay What You Want: The Legendary Learn to Code Bundle on Ghacks DealsNot for you?If this particular offer is not for you, you may want to check out other Pay What You Want deals on Ghacks Deals.Fine print: make sure that you check out the specs and terms of the deal.Disclosure: The deal is provided by StackCommerce in partnership with Ghacks Technology News; you need a StackCommerce account to participate in giveaways or make purchases. Check out the privacy policy and Terms of Service here.Ghacks Technology News benefits from sales made on the Ghacks Deals website through a revenue share agreement. All revenue goes towards the running costs.Advertisementlast_img read more

What do gay white men say about black men when were not

first_imgThere’s an episode of the late, sometimes-great HBO series Looking that I’ve never been able to shake off, even four years after it aired.In the unfortunately telling opening scene, Patrick, Agustin and Dom joke about uncut penises and the probability that Richie, the Mexican guy with whom Patrick is about to have his first date, will have one. (He doesn’t  –  so much for racial and ethnic stereotypes.) This film sums up the hidden meaning of Grindr messages everywhereJust because I’m a gay man, my life doesn’t revolve around sexBlack men are more than just sports and sexRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img As I watched the exchange at the beginning of ‘Looking for Uncut’ (season one, episode two), it dawned on me that I’ll never know for sure what any gay white man really thinks about black men because I’ll never be privy to one of their conversations with other gay white men when a black man isn’t in the room.Isn’t that when they’re likely to show their truest colors (pun intended)?Grindr messages to black menI’ve been reminded of the mystery of GWMs one week into my stint in Sarajevo, as I continue to field ‘black’ comments on Grindr. A sampling:‘Im a white submissive and inferior slave looking for a superior black master who would be interested in owning a white sex slave. can travel or relocate if serious’‘I never tried black in my life… Do you have big cock?’‘Vhat diferent black or white cock’‘hi, masculine bottom here looking for a good black stallion who makes me happy n take cares of me…n you?’‘I want that big black dick in my ass until you cum’ (This one was from an American tourist who offered $60 ‘for you to f**k me.’)If white men who are complete strangers have no qualms about using my black penis as an ice-breaker with me, I shudder to speculate about what some of them might say amongst themselves?What does a white guy who is about to go out with me tell his friends? What do his friends say? Do they talk about the potential size and shape of my manhood? What do they say about it after the morning after?A friend in Argentina once gave me an earful of the things that his white ex-roommate used to say about black men in private. At the top of the list: We all smell bad.The few times I met the ex-roommate, he was perfectly nice to me. I wonder if he was always holding his breath, lest he catch a dangerously ripe whiff.Did my friend defend the black scent or did he laugh it off to keep the peace  –  or because he secretly agreed? I didn’t ask because I was too afraid of the truth.Sex and the black ‘bear’Several years ago, I went to a pub in Melbourne where a stand-up comic told a story about the first time he ever slept with a black guy  – ’a black bear,’ he kept specifying, emphasizing the final word, although ‘black’ was actually the recurring punchline.He meant ‘bear’ in the gay sense of the word, but it sounded more racist than funny in the context of a first-time joke, an extension of the stereotypical image of the black man as a wild beast. When he began to tell the story, I’m pretty sure he had no idea there was a black guy in the room (we were in Australia, after all).Then just as he alluded to the size of the ‘black bear,’ nearly everyone in the bar turned around and looked at me.As I stood there, suddenly self-conscious, trying to appear as insouciant as possible lest they all think I was a bad sport, I wondered how he would have changed the way he’d told story if he had known I was there beforehand. Would he have brought it up at all?Removing myself from the situationIf Patrick on Looking had been a stand-up comic, his date with Richie might have been part of his routine in a future episode.When he and Richie finally make it to his bedroom, and he pulls down Richie’s pants and sees his first Latino penis, his reaction is hard to read. Is he relieved? Disappointed? I’ve seen that indecipherable response before and, like Richie, I was ‘tripping’  –  but only on the inside. I wish I had responded the way Richie does.‘I think we’re looking for different things,’ he says. In other words: ‘It’s not me, it’s you.’ And he’s out of there.I probably should have been out of that Melbourne pub after the one about ‘black bears,’ but I stuck around long enough to chat with the comedian after he left the stage.I had interviewed him about a year earlier for Time Out Melbourne when he staged a one-man show about Grindr during the 2012 Midsumma Festival. He had no idea who I was because it had been a phone interview, and I didn’t remind him of it.I also held back when he asked how I liked the show. What was I supposed to say? I told him it was amusing but not that I found the black bear bit egregiously offensive. Why was his first time with a black bear fodder for a comedy routine? Was sex with a black guy a joke because of his race?He may have thought he finally knew the truth about black men  – and he clearly was the type to buy that one size fits all  – but he’d have to get the truth about his work from someone else.I, on the other hand, will probably never know the truth about white men, unless I someday master the art of being a fly on the wall.But then, I’ve never had any real desire to be a fly on the wall. That’s when they’re most likely to end up under a swatter.This column first appeared on Medium – reprinted with permission. Jeremy Helligar’s book, Is It True What They Say About Black Men?: Tales of Love, Lust and Language Barriers on the Other Side of the World, is available via Amazon.See alsoJust because I’m a gay man, my life doesn’t revolve around sex eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more