Six fishermen rescued 25 still missing in Bay of Bengal

first_imgKakdwip/Kolkata: Six of the 31 fishermen, who had gone missing in the Bay of Bengal after venturing into deep waters despite weather warnings four days ago, were rescued on Monday but 25 are still untraced, officials said. Thirteen other fishermen on another boat, which had developed a snag and drifted into the Bangladesh waters due to inclement weather, were rescued by the coast guards of India and the neighbouring country in a coordinated operation on Saturday, a Defence official had said. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers With this, 49 fishermen have been rescued since Saturday, the officials said. The secretary of the fishermen’s association at Kakdwip, Nikon Maity, said six fishermen of FB Dashabhuja were rescued by fishermen in Haribhanga islet of Bangladesh and they were brought to Kakdwip on Monday morning. The missing fishermen had started from Namkhana in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on four trawlers – FB Nayan, FB Dashabhuja, FB Babaji and FB Joy Jogiraj – on Thursday, Maity said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Though FB Dashabhuja, FB Joyjogiraj and FB Babaji are feared to be submerged, 15 fishermen each from FB Joyjogiraj and FB Babaji have been rescued. The whereabouts of FB Nayan with 16 fishermen on board are still unknown. Nine fishermen from FB Dashabhuja are also missing, Maity said. After getting information about the missing fishermen by the West Bengal Fishermen Association, Sundarban Development Minister Manturam Pakhira had asked the South 24 Parganas district authorities to launch a search and rescue operation. All the missing fishermen were from Kakdwip area. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and its Bangladesh counterpart had rescued 13 crew members on board an Indian fishing boat amidst very rough sea conditions and inclement weather, the Defence official said Sunday. The 13 crew members of fishing boat ‘FB Tara Shankar’, which had ventured to the Bay of Bengal from Kakdwip, were rescued on Saturday amidst very rough sea conditions and inclement weather, the official said. The boat had developed a technical problem and on receiving the information, the ICG regional headquarters contacted the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) West Zone headquarter at Mongla. A Bangladesh Navy ship located the Indian boat with 13 crew on board near the Mongla Fairway Buoy in the evening on Saturday and rescued all the crew members on the boat. The Bangladesh Naval ship took the Indian disabled boat under tow and brought it to Pussur river mouth, which is approximately 60 nautical miles eastward of the Indo- Bangladesh maritime border, where 100 more Indian fishing boats were sighted. The disabled boat was handed over to one of the operational Indian boats for towing back to India. As the sea was rough, around 100 Indian fishing boats, including the disabled one under tow, were guided by the Bangladesh Naval ship for taking passage through the riverine/coastal route westward up to the Haribhanga river, the official said. The coast guards of India and Bangladesh have a memorandum of understanding (MoU) followed by a ‘Standard Operating Procedure’ for helping each other during such incidents and making waters of north Bay of Bengal safe, he added.last_img read more

BJP leader seeks early hearing on Article 370

first_imgNew Delhi: BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhyaya on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court seeking urgent hearing on a PIL challenging Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Upadhyaya mentioned his plea before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. “File a memo,” the Chief Justice said but did not give any assurance to the petitioner. Earlier, the court had issued notice to the Centre seeking its response on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Upadhyaya who has said the matter was of extreme national importance and should be heard on priority.last_img read more

Ottawa police officer who posted racist comments wont be fired still on

first_img(Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar in a Facebook photo)APTN National NewsThe Ottawa police sergeant who posted online comments dismissing the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook and denigrating Indigenous people is still on the job and it is unlikely he will be fired, according to Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau.Bordeleau said the comments posted by Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar on a newspaper website did not reflect “the values of the Ottawa police service.” He said there were no racist officers in his police force.“I have no evidence to indicate we have racist officers,” said Bordeleau, in an interview with CBC Ottawa Thursday.Bordeleau said he has spoken with Hrnchiar who is under investigation, but still on the job.“He is in a capacity, from my perspective, he doesn’t need to be removed from his duties right now,” he said, in the interview.Bordeleau said Hrnchiar will be interviewed by officers handling the probe to determine “exactly the circumstances around why he would make these comments.”Bordeleau said he didn’t think the officer could be fired for the comments.“I do not believe it would meet that threshold,” he said. “Those comments are inappropriate and they do not reflect our values.”Bordeleau said it is unfair to paint the whole police force with the actions of one officer.“We are human beings,” said Bordeleau, in the interview. “I don’t negate the impact the comments had, but we, as human beings, we all have biases, we need to make sure those biases do not impact the work we are doing.”Hrnchiar posted now deleted comments last Saturday using his Facebook account that said “most Aboriginals have very short lifespans.” He wrote that Pootoogook’s death “has nothing to do with missing or murdered Aboriginal women” and it was “not a murder” case, that “she got drunk and fell in the river and drowned, who knows.”Ottawa police said this week investigators now consider Pootoogook’s death as “suspicious.”Shortly after her body was found on Sept. 19, Ottawa police initially said they did not consider her was the result of foul play.Bordeleau triggered an investigation into the comments following a complaint from researcher Veldon Coburn who called Hrnchiar’s statements ‘racist.’news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

Morocco Becoming One of Chinese’s Most Favorite Tourist Destinations

Rabat – Morocco is becoming one of the Chinese people’s most favorite tourist destination.According to China.org, “more Chinese tourists are choosing Morocco as their travel destinations.”The same source added that “a batch of 21 people is the first among 1,000 such tourists,” thanks to the Beijing-based World Tourism Cities Federation and the China International Travel Service Co. The federation will reportedly hold tourism summits in Rabat, the Moroccan capital, and Fez, one of the Kingdom’s best tourist destinations, from Sept 20 to 23.“Morocco is a beautiful country with profound history and culture,” Yan Han, deputy secretary-general of the federation, said at a press conference in Beijing.In its efforts to boost the tourism sector, the government “is working to make things easier for Chinese tourists,” said Khalid Fathi, chief representative of the Moroccan tourist office in China.Fathi added that “the Moroccan government would assist Chinese tourists to get visas in a week’s time. The visa procedure would likely be streamlined.”While there are no direct flights between China and Morocco, the same source said that “the package this year for Chinese tourists includes a stop-over in Dubai.”Despite the lack of direct routes linking the two countries, “between 3,000 and 4,000 Chinese tourists visit Morocco every year,” China.org said.Being the second largest economic sector in Morocco, tourism accounts for around 8 percent of GDP, employing some 500,000 people.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission. read more

Natural gas supply in BC dramatically greater than original estimates report

VICTORIA — As British Columbia struggles to launch a proposed liquefied natural gas industry, a new report suggests the challenges have nothing to do with a lack of supply.A National Energy Board report released by the province on Wednesday said natural gas resources in northeastern B.C., are trillions of cubic feet higher than initial estimates.The study focused on the Liard Basin, a huge region of northeastern B.C., Yukon and Northwest Territories.The report said 848 trillion cubic feet of natural gas lies under B.C.’s portion of the basin, up from the previous estimate of 210 trillion cubic feet.A release from the Ministry of Natural Gas Development said that pushes the province’s total natural gas potential above 3,400 trillion cubic feet.Petronas believes final decision on Pacific NorthWest LNG project close, but denies deadlineConference Board highlights LNG’s potential, notes its uncertainty in British Columbia“British Columbia’s resource potential is a competitive advantage over many other parts of the world,” said Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman.“This report shows our long-term prospects are stronger than before and that the Liard Basin can create economic activity and jobs in our province for a very long time to come,” he said in the release.News of the increased stores came as truckers and other LNG advocates across northern B.C., prepared for simultaneous rallies on Wednesday in Terrace, Fort St. John and Fort Nelson.Rally organizers hoped the demonstrations would reveal strong support for the Pacific Northwest LNG project.It remains promising, but faces uncertainty before the completion of an environmental assessment, and consortium leader Petronas works to resolve environmental concerns and other issues with First Nations.Based on the new NEB report, ministry calculations show that extraction of just 20 per cent of available natural gas will sustain future development and LNG exports in B.C. for the next 160 years. read more

Noah Spence and Adolphus Washington ready to step up for Buckeyes

Daniel Chi / For The LanternThen-freshman Noah Spence pressures the quarterback during a game against Michigan on Nov. 24, 2012 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 26-21.When sophomores Noah Spence and Adolphus Washington first arrived on the Ohio State campus one year ago, they were billed as the future of the defensive line for the Buckeyes.That future is now, and both Spence and Washington have some big shoes to fill in 2013.Last year’s starting defensive ends John Simon and Nathan Williams have both graduated, and junior Michael Bennett, who played in eight games at defensive end in 2012, will be starting at defensive tackle during the upcoming season.So ready or not, it is Spence and Washington’s time to be in the spotlight.If you ask coach Urban Meyer though, two of his earliest high profile recruits are prepared to carry the load.“At defensive end, you’ve got Noah Spence who is really doing well. He didn’t scrimmage particularly as well as he’s been practicing but he and Adolphus Washington are potential candidates for all-conference one day,” Meyer said at OSU Media Day Aug. 11. “Maybe not this year, but someday.”In OSU’s Spring Game on April 14 in Cincinnati, the two ends lived up to the hype, combining for seven sacks and nine total tackles for the Gray team.Defensive line coach Mike Vrabel was asked about how his two new defensive ends would handle replacing big names like Simon and Williams.“I don’t feel like we’re going to have a drop off in play or talent, because we recruit really hard at Ohio State and that’s important to any program,” Vrabel said at Media Day.Washington knows what is at stake for the team this year, coming into the season ranked No. 2 in the AP poll, and how important it is for the defensive ends to step up to bolster a young front seven.“We know we’ve got big shoes to fill with the D-line that left, as of right now we’re doing a pretty good job but we’re looking to make improvement,” Washington said at Media Day.Coming into his freshman season, Spence had more hype surrounding him, due to his status as a five-star high school recruit according to rivals.com. Even now, there is still excitement surrounding him and his potential.Meyer not only appreciates his Spence’s skill on the football field, but also how he handles himself away from it.“Extremely high character, go hard. When I tell our coaches to go out and find players that’s who you go find. Very, very talented guy that has incredible self discipline, self respect. I love Noah Spence,” Meyer said.This being his second year in the system at OSU, Spence feels like the extra experience has helped him make great strides and become a better player and leader.“Basically (I know) more about the defense. All the schemes and everything like that and being able to play faster because I know more about the defense now,” Spence said. “I’m trying to become more of a leader on our defensive line. There are a lot of young players on our D-line so I guess I got try and be more of a leader.”Bennett, the most experienced player returning on the defensive line, has noticed the growth Spence has made in his second year.“It’s good to see him start to lead people. He’s really starting to take Jamal (Marcus) under his wing and getting him to know the plays better and go harder and all that stuff and he’s starting to play smarter,” Bennett said. “Last year, obviously he was a freshman. It’s hard to play as a true freshman, but he’s bigger now, he’s smarter and he’s a lot calmer.”Spence said when it comes to Washington they are “best friends,” and that pushes them to keep improving in practice.“We compete with each other, make each other better every day. Basically in practice I’m not going to let him get a sack without me getting one too,” Spence said. “We pretty much push each other to be that much better. We just talk about bettering ourselves every day. We know it’s a grind. We just make it a competition every day.”Both Spence and Washington will be in the starting lineup and hoping to make a ripple when the season starts Aug. 31 against Buffalo at Ohio Stadium. read more

US vs Germany Is The Greatest Womens World Cup Game Of All

9/30/07GermanyBrazilFinal95.0 9/21/03U.S.SwedenGroup stage94.2 6/26/15GermanyFranceQuarterfinals94.2 6/15/95U.S.NorwaySemifinals94.3 10/1/03U.S.NorwayQuarterfinals95.4 DATETEAMTEAMROUNDAVERAGE WSPI 9/26/07GermanyNorwaySemifinals94.9 10/12/03GermanySwedenFinal94.5 7/10/99U.S.ChinaFinal94.3 Either the U.S. or Germany — or both countries — has played in every one of the top 10 greatest Women’s World Cup games, and their 2003 World Cup semifinal encounter ranks third (Germany defeated the U.S. 3-0). Historically, when the U.S. and Germany have met at a World Cup, the winner has gone on to win the tournament. In both 1991 and 1999, the U.S. defeated Germany en route to its two championships, and in 2003, Germany routed the U.S. on its way to its first World Cup title. However, the two teams haven’t met at a World Cup in 12 years.Germany is favored to win tonight’s game 57 percent to the Americans’ 43 percent, according to WSPI. As the Germans have advanced through the tournament, their chances of winning have risen to 43 percent, up 16 percentage points since the start of the World Cup. These odds come after a convincing Round of 16 win over Sweden and a quarterfinal victory against France, two of the tournament’s top teams. The U.S. has had a much easier (and less dominant) route to this semifinal match. The U.S. did not win very convincingly in either its Round of 16 game against Colombia or its quarterfinal game against China, and its chances of winning the World Cup are up only 2 percentage points since the tournament began.Much of the criticism surrounding the U.S. team has been about its inability to create chances in the final third, but on Friday night against China, the U.S. created 13 chances — more than in any other of its games this tournament. The team was playing without two starting midfielders — Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday, who were out because of accumulating yellow cards — and yet the team looked the sharpest it has all tournament, applying high pressure and winning the ball back immediately. The new players in the lineup provided fresh energy and offensive pressure; Amy Rodriguez made threatening runs forward and hustled all game, while Kelley O’Hara kept the width on the right side and got on the end of a few good crosses. But the question remains against Germany: Who and how will the U.S. decide to play?Germany has been dominant all tournament long — especially in the final third, where the Americans have struggled. It has created almost double the number of chances as the U.S. — 94 compared with 50 — and its cohesive offensive power has been difficult for teams to contain. The tournament’s leading goal-scorers are two of Germany’s attackers, Célia Šašić and Anja Mittag, who have scored more goals apiece (six and five, respectively) than all the U.S. forwards combined. Together with attacking midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan (who is questionable for tonight’s game because of an ankle injury), Germany has the tournament’s most indomitable, powerful attack.But that doesn’t mean it will be easy for the Germans to score on the U.S., whose defense has also been the best of any team we’ve seen — allowing just one goal, in its first game against Australia. The center-back duo of Julie Johnston and Becky Sauerbrunn has been an impenetrable force field, shutting down most teams’ attacking flow before it can even begin. But the U.S. hasn’t faced an attack as balanced as Germany’s, and the Americans will have to rely on the midfield to help close gaps between the seams.The midfield provides the biggest question mark for both the U.S. and Germany, and it’s likely that whoever has the better midfield organization will control the game and create more offensive opportunities. It’s doubtful that the U.S. will try to match up with Germany’s 4-2-3-1 formation and play with three central midfielders, but much of its success against China came from designating Morgan Brian as a holding mid, allowing Carli Lloyd to get forward and score the game winner. Rapinoe will likely return to the left side. But head coach Jill Ellis has started five different players at right midfield, and that spot could go to any of them, including Tobin Heath, Christen Press or O’Hara.Both teams will be playing to keep the dream of a third World Cup title alive, and it’s bound to be an epic battle. Maybe there won’t be 90,000 people in the stands or 90 degree temperatures on the field, but you can bet there will be patriotic face paint and a 26-year-old in the crowd feeling like she’s 10 again.Jay Boice contributed research. Check out FiveThirtyEight’s Women’s World Cup predictions.I didn’t care about the sweat pooling beneath my thighs in the 90 degree Pasadena sun; I hardly stayed seated anyway. We had woken up early to paint our faces and finish decorating our signs before loading into the family van to drive an hour north on the I-405 from my grandma’s house to the Rose Bowl. I trailed a few steps behind my older sister and her friends as we entered the stadium, marveling at the American flag popsicle vendors and 90,000-plus people chanting, ‘U-S-A! U-S-A!’It was the 1999 Women’s World Cup final, and it was the greatest day of my 10-year-old life. To this day, I thought it would be the greatest Women’s World Cup game I’d ever witness. I was wrong.Tonight’s semifinal match between the United States and Germany is the greatest Women’s World Cup game of all time, according to our Women’s Soccer Power Index, which gives this game an average WSPI rating of 95.5. That’s the largest average WSPI of any two teams to ever play each other at a Women’s World Cup. By this measure, the 1999 final is only the eighth-greatest game of all time. 10/5/03U.S.GermanySemifinals95.3 6/30/15U.S.GermanySemifinals95.5 read more

The British MeToo scandal which cannot be revealed

On Tuesday night the ruling was condemned by MPs, equality campaigners and lawyers. Suzanne McKie QC, a lawyer specialising in sexual discrimination, harassment and sexual assault at Farore Law, said it was “naïve” to think “that all claimants readily enter into NDAs because they see the force of the commercial settlement”. She said: “A lot of claimants are forced to enter NDAs because of the sheer cost and unpredictability of litigation.” Former Weinstein aide Zelda Perkins said it was ‘ridiculous’ that The Telegraph had been prevented from reporting the allegationsCredit:PA Archive The Appeal Court judges hearing the case were Sir Terence, as Master of the Rolls, Lord Justice Underhill and Lord Justice Henderson – all of whom have a background in contract law and one also in employment law.The Court of Appeal judgment said: “The [High Court] Judge concluded that, in all the circumstances, publication by The Telegraph of the information in question was clearly capable of significantly contributing to a debate in a democratic society and, in particular, making a contribution to a current debate of general public interest on misconduct in the workplace.” Zelda Perkins, former assistant to Harvey Weinstein, giving evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee at the House of Commons on the subject of sexual harrassment in the workplace. ... Harvey Weinstein allegations ... 28-03-2018 Jonathan Cohen QC, who specialises in employment law and commercial litigation at Littleton chambers, said it seemed “odd” that an individual’s “ability to keep bad news out of the press … depended on whether you’re rich or poor”. He said those who are not wealthy have “no chance” of getting an “injunction to prevent publication … whereas the people who can pay for it have got a way to potentially silence the press even if what’s being published is absolutely true.”“I absolutely do think this is an example of a chilling effect on the press,” he said.Sources said that the businessman’s behaviour created a negative culture within his companies where many were unhappy about their treatment, which included being humiliated in front of other staff. Zelda Perkins, Weinstein’s former aide who broke a non-disclosure agreement from the late 1990s to allege sexual harassment, said it was “ridiculous” that The Telegraph had been prevented from reporting the allegations. She said: “NDAs have become weaponised. Asia Argento and Rose McGowan talking to the media as MeToo became a worldwide campaignCredit:Antonio Masiello/ Getty Images Contributor Support journalism from The Telegraph with a digital subscription. Start your free 30-day trial today.  On Tuesday, in the latest twist in a legal fight which began in July, the court ruled that the confidentiality of contracts was more important than freedom of speech. It overturned a previous High Court ruling – which can now be reported for the first time – which found that publication of the allegations would be overwhelmingly in the public interest and would significantly contribute to debate in a democratic society. In the earlier High Court case, Justice Haddon-Cave, who is one of the country’s top terror judges, concluded that “in all the circumstances, the public interest in publication outweighs any confidentiality attaching to the information”.He believed the information – the allegations made against the businessman – to be “reasonably credible” and said their publication of the information “would be in the public interest”. A leading businessman has been granted an injunction against The Telegraph to prevent this newspaper revealing alleged sexual harassment and racial abuse of staff.The accusations against the businessman, who cannot be identified, would be sure to reignite the #MeToo movement against the mistreatment of women, minorities and others by powerful employers.#MeToo became a worldwide social media campaign last year after revelations about Harvey Weinstein, the American movie mogul. Like Weinstein, the British businessman used controversial non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to silence and pay off his alleged victims with “substantial sums”.NDAs have been commonly used in business to protect matters of commercial confidentiality but there are concerns they are now being abused to cover up wrongdoing and deter victims of potential crimes from going to police.Theresa May has already indicated that she plans to restrict the use of NDAs to prevent abuse, but Parliament has yet to consider changes to the law and campaigners are urging the Prime Minister to act now.On Tuesday night, Maria Miller, who chairs the Commons Women and Equality committee, said it was “shocking” that NDAs were still being used to gag victims and should not be used “where there are accusations of sexual misconduct and wider bullying”. Italian actress Asia Argento(C) and Rose McGowan(R) take part in a demonstration organized by "Non una di meno" movement to mark the International Women's Day on March 8, 2018 in Rome, “They were originally very useful things to protect commercial property and company secrets which, of course, is fair enough. But, in terms of them being used for anything else, there has to be legislation to stop that.“There is no place for NDAs at all around any of these types of misdemeanours. If that protection is available then it perpetuates that sort of behaviour,” she said, adding that fewer people “would be putting their hands up someone’s skirt if they knew that they didn’t have a get out”.The Telegraph spent the past eight months investigating allegations of bullying, intimidation and sexual harassment made against the businessman, but on Tuesday this newspaper was prevented from revealing details of the non-disclosure deals by Sir Terence Etherton, the Master of the Rolls, the second most senior judge in England and Wales. In a 20-page ruling published on Tuesday, the Court of Appeal simply refers to the businessman as “ABC” and describes the allegations as amounting to “discreditable conduct”. The interim injunction order states that in five cases “substantial payments” were made to five people as part of “settlement agreements” or NDAs.As well as re-igniting the #MeToo 
debate, the gagging of The Telegraph is expected to renew controversy about the use of injunctions to limit British press freedom. His intervention makes it illegal to reveal the businessman’s identity or to identify the companies, as well as what he is accused of doing or how much he paid his alleged victims. However, the Appeal Court judges disagreed with the High Court’s ruling and stressed the importance of legally-binding contracts.The judgment said: “We entirely endorse the [High Court] Judge’s statements as to the importance of freedom of political debate, the right of freedom of expression, the essential role played by the press in a democratic society …  and the important public concern about misbehaviour in the workplace as well as the legitimacy of non-disclosure agreements and other legal devices for ‘gagging’ disclosure by victims.“The Judge has, however, left entirely out of account the important and legitimate role played by non-disclosure agreements in the consensual settlement of disputes, both generally but in particular in the employment field.”The ruling said that at this interim stage the judges concluded it is “likely” the businessman may establish that his right to keep these matters confidential may outweigh any public interest, adding “there is a real prospect that publication by the Telegraph will cause immediate, substantial and possibly irreversible harm to all of the Claimants.” The Court of Appeal has ordered that the matter proceed to a speedy trial. The disclosures will raise concerns about how non-disclosure agreements are used to “cover up” potential wrongdoing as well as whether it is appropriate for injunctions to be granted to protect an individual’s privacy when serious allegations have been made.In recent years, use of injunctions by the rich and powerful to prevent the media reporting embarrassing details has become increasingly controversial. In 2016, it was reported that the number of privacy and celebrity injunction cases brought before the courts had more than doubled in five years, with campaigners arguing that the judiciary had extended privacy rights beyond what would ever have been intended by Parliament. The system has been criticised for unfairly curtailing press freedom and dismissed as “ludicrous” after some individuals are granted anonymity in England and Wales, but then legally named in America or Scotland.Sir Philip Green named in Parliament as businessman at centre of Britain’s #MeToo scandalinvestigations@telegraph.co.uk Unlike his alleged victims, The Telegraph has not signed any kind of NDA with the businessman. It has argued there is a clear public interest in publishing the claims, not least to alert those who might be applying to work for him. However, the Court of Appeal has, so far, ruled against this newspaper which, like the alleged victims, now finds itself gagged.The accused man has hired a team of at least seven lawyers and spent close to £500,000 in legal fees to persuade the Court of Appeal to injunct The Telegraph. He is being represented by Schillings, the legal firm which has also worked with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lance Armstrong and Ryan Giggs, individuals who have controversially made use of NDAs or injunctions to silence accusations of wrongdoing. 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. read more

Unknown poem by Siegfried Sassoon discovered 50 years after he gifted it

Virginia Palmer (née Knowles-Jackson) was a 16-year-old pupil at the Convent of the Assumption in Sidmouth, Devon, when her class was taken to Sassoon’s home near Heytesbury, Wiltshire. The outing was organised by their head, Mother Margaret Mary McFarlin, the nun who became Sassoon’s spiritual mentor, guiding him towards the Roman Catholic Church. An unknown poem by Siegfried Sassoon, in which he wrote that “love is the law of life”, has been discovered more than half a century after his death. The great First World War poet gave it to a teenager who had fallen ill shortly after visiting him on a school trip. Palmer, now 69, recalled sitting by a crackling fire as he recited his powerful poetry… read more

Late drama at Croke Park as Galway win by one to book

first_img Roisin Leonard was the last-gasp hero at Croke Park. Share3 Tweet Email Short URL 5 Comments Sunday 25 Aug 2019, 3:43 PM Aug 25th 2019, 3:43 PM 14,218 Views Late drama at Croke Park as Galway win by one to book first All-Ireland final spot since 2005 Róisín Leonard was the hero as the Tribe edged out Mayo in the battle of the Connacht rivals. By Emma Duffycenter_img Reports from Croke Park https://the42.ie/4781456 Roisin Leonard was the last-gasp hero at Croke Park. Galway 2-10Mayo 2-9IT CAME RIGHT down to the wire, but Galway came out on top by the minimum to book their spot in their first TG4 All-Ireland senior final since 2005.Mairéad Seoighe’s double was key in the end at Croke Park but Róisín Leonard was the last-gasp hero, her late, late free-kick ensuring the Tribe came out on top by one point.After falling at the final hurdle far too many times before, Tim Rabbitt’s side finally booked their All-Ireland final spot. Galway last lifted the Brendan Martin Cup in 2004, with Cork and Dublin claiming every title since then.Mayo, who’ve had a remarkable journey themselves, will feel hard done by however, considering the drama that unfolded at the death to break hearts all around.After recalling some of their big guns in Aileen Gilroy, Fiona Doherty and Dayna Finn, Peter Leahy’s side probably started liveliest at HQ but early nerves saw them register three wides in the first four minutes.Then, Galway struck first blood through a Seoighe — who’s heading for the AFLW next season — goal, after good work from Louise Ward in the build-up.The Green and Red had a goal chance of their own in the interim, but were kept out with a good save from Lisa Murphy, before they hit their first score with eight minutes on the clock, Sinead Cafferky the player to split the posts. Roisin Leonard and Sarah Conneally kept the dream Galway start going, before Rachel Kearns had the ball in the back of the net in the Hill end following a brilliant hand-off by Éilis Ronayne. Seoighe then bagged her second goal to make it 2-2 to 1-1 with 15 minutes on the clock. Grace Kelly lifted the Mayo charge from there, registering two more scores, but Galway powered on as Olivia Divilly’s darting runs created more opportunities, which the Leonards and Seoighe duly pounced on inside.  Mayo’s Niamh Kelly is tracked by Louise Ward. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOSinead Burke led the Galway defence brilliantly, but it was Mayo who hit the last three points of the half — the Kelly sisters combining and Kearns splitting the posts in between — to leave it 2-5 to 1-6 at half time.Conneally grabbed Galway’s first of the second half but Mayo bit back immediately, a sublime goal from Niamh Kelly levelling proceedings. The Moy Davitts star went on a gliding individual run, tearing the Galway defence asunder, before rattling the net to make it 2-6 a-piece. The score remained that way for 14 minutes, despite two further Mayo goal chances being kept out and Galway hitting the post twice — one a Megan Glynn goal chance and the other a Leonard free, until Sarah Rowe struck straightforward free. Glynn responded immediately from play at the other end. Kearns and Leonard then exchanged well-taken scores, before substitute Gaughan edged Mayo one up through a free.Just as the clock turned 50, Galway had a goal disallowed. Divilly brilliantly played Leonard in, but the latter was adjudged to over-carry before hitting home. From there, the nerves kicked in as the clock ran down, both sides kicking some uncharacteristic wides with the scoreline 2-9 a-piece.That was until Leonard stepped up with just over one minute on the clock, her free from the ground from inside the 45 sailing over the bar to give Galway what looked like the win. The game didn’t finish up without drama, however, Kearns dancing towards the goal and appearing to double-hop before going to ground just outside the square. But referee Seamus Mulvihill awarded the Tribe a free out to boos around the ground. Scorers for Galway: Mairead Seoighe (2-1), Sarah Conneally (0-2), Roisin Leonard (0-4, 1f), Tracey Leonard (0-1, 1f), Megan Glynn (0-1), Leanne Coen (0-1)Scorers for Mayo: Rachel Kearns (1-2) Sinead Cafferky (0-1), Grace Kelly (0-3, 2f), Niamh Kelly (1-1), Sarah Rowe (0-1, 1f), Natasha Gaughan (0-1, 1f) Galway1. Lisa Murphy (Kilkerrin Clonberne)2. Sinéad Burke (Ballyboden St Enda’s)3. Nicola Ward Kilkerrin (Clonberne)4. Sarah Lynch (Naomh Anna Leitir Móir)5. Orla Murphy (Claregalway)6. Barbara Hannon (Dunmore McHales)22. Shauna Molloy (St Fursey’s)8. Louise Ward (Kilkerrin Clonberne)9. Áine McDonagh (Moycullen)10. Olivia Divilly (Kilkerrin Clonberne)13. Tracey Leonard (Corofin)12. Mairéad Seoighe (Clonbur)14. Sarah Conneally (Dunmore McHales)11. Megan Glynn (Claregalway)15. Roisín Leonard (Corofin)Subs19. Leanne Coen for Aine McDonagh (38)17. Lucy Hannon for Sarah Conneally (44)18. Mairead Coyne for Barbara Hannon (52)Mayo1. Aishling Tarpey (Foxrock Cabinteely, Dublin)4. Éilís Ronayne (Davitts)6. Ciara McManamon (Burrishoole)3. Danielle Caldwell (Castlebar Mitchels)5. Kathryn Sullivan (Castlebar Mitchels)22. Dayna Finn (Kiltimagh)7. Ciara Whyte (Kilmoremoy)8. Clodagh McManamon (Burrishoole)29. Aileen Gilroy (Adamstown)10. Sinéad Cafferky (Kilmovee Shamrocks)12. Niamh Kelly (Moy Davitts)13. Sarah Rowe (Kilmoremoy)18. Fiona Doherty (Moy Davitts)14. Rachel Kearns (Cl McHale Rovers)15. Grace Kelly (Moy Davitts)Subs20. Lisa Cafferky for Fiona Doherty (37)9. Emma Needham for Kathryn Sullivan (40)24. Natasha Gaughan for Sarah Rowe (47)21. Allanah Duffy for Clodagh McManamon (52)17. Noirin Moran for Ciara Whyte (54)Referee: Seamus Mulvihill.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Follow us: the42.ie Emma Duffy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Herpès traitement symptômes de quoi sagitil

first_imgHerpès : traitement, symptômes, de quoi s’agit-il ?L’herpès est une maladie virale qui se traduit par l’apparition de petites vésicules groupées. Il s’agit d’une maladie contagieuse et il en existe deux types, labial (bouche) et génital (organes sexuels). De par sa contagion, l’herpès est une maladie à surveiller de près pour ne pas qu’elle se propage. Retour sur ce virus, ses causes, modes de transmissions, et comment le traiter.Définition : qu’est ce que l’herpès ?L’herpes est une maladie virale et contagieuse due au virus de l’herpès simplex (HSV) caractérisée par des affections de la peau et des muqueuses. En présence d’herpès des vésicules groupées apparaissent sur la zone touchée.L’herpès est un virus, il en existe deux types, l’herpès simplex de type 1 (VHS-1) responsable de l’herpès labial, et l’herpès simplex de type 2 (VHS-2), qui concerne l’herpès génital. L’herpès se manifeste par poussées. Les vésicules sont en effet visibles de 6 à 10 jours pour disparaître pendant plusieurs mois jusqu’à réapparaître. L’herpès génital est une infection transmissible sexuellement (IST), elle apparaît sous forme de petites vésicules douloureuses sur les organes sexuels.Selon la région du globe de 50 à 90% de la population aurait déjà été infectée par le VHS-1. La première infection ayant lieu avant 20 ans, souvent lors de la petite enfance. Cependant la majorité des personnes détiennent le virus mais celui ci reste inactif.  L’infection au VHS-2 est différente, elle survient généralement à l’âge adulte entre 20 et 40 ans. En Europe l’herpes génital est peu répandu, il est cependant très commun en Afrique, où 30 à 40% de la population est infectée, allant même jusqu’à 90% dans certaines régions.Causes : d’où provient l’herpès ?Le virus de l’herpès est très contagieux. Notamment pour les personnes n’ayant jamais été confrontées au virus, les femmes enceintes ainsi que les nourrissons. Concernant l’herpès dans sa globalité, la période de transmission la plus à risque est lorsque les vésicules sont éclatées. A partir de ce moment, tout ce qui entre en contact avec la plaie est une potentielle source de transmission. Il faut tout de même noter que le virus peut être dormant, c’est à dire qu’une personne peut détenir le virus sans l’avoir contracté, et le transmettre via la salive ou autre, sans en être conscient. Concernant le VHS-2, ouherpès génital, l’herpes se répand le plus souvent au moment de rapports vaginaux ou anaux non protégés avec une personne déjà infectée. Lors de la pénétration les virus contenus dans les vésicules pénètrent le corps de leur nouvel hôte par des lésions microscopiques présentes sur la peau ou par les muqueuses. Néanmoins, il est impossible de contracter l’herpès génital par contagion indirecte, c’est à dire en étant en contact avec des objets préalablement utilisés par des personnes infectées (toilettes, serviette, eau…) car le virus meurt rapidement une fois en dehors du corps.Plus rarement, chez les adultes, les baisers ainsi que les contacts sexuels oraux/génitaux sont les principales voies de transmission. Il arrive aussi que le virus se transmette sur le même hôte, par exemple le virus peut être transmis par les doigts, des organes génitaux à la bouche ou aux yeux. Ainsi, l’herpès labial peut causer un herpès génital, et inversement.Quels sont les symptômes de l’herpès?Herpès labial: Lors de la première crise d’herpès labial la plupart du temps il n’y a aucun symptôme. Éventuellement, et notamment chez le jeune enfant, la bouche dans son ensemble peut être atteinte, menant à une gingivo-somatie aiguë. Les récurrences (périodes de réactivation de l’herpès) sont elles précédées de picotements, démangeaisons, sensation de brûlure, gonflement sur le bord des lèvres, ainsi qu’un malaise général comprenant une fatigue et de la fièvre. Après quelques heures à un jour, de petites vésicules rouges et douloureuses apparaissent autour de la bouche. Remplies de liquide, elles finissent par éclater, puis elles forment une croûte.Herpès génital: L’herpes génital se caractérise sensiblement de la même manière que l’herpès labial à l’exception de l’apparition de ganglions enflés à l’aine. Suite à la poussée d’herpès, de petites vésicules apparaissent. Chez l’homme on peut constater ces vésicules sur le pénis, les fesses, le scrotum, les cuisses, l’anus, et l’urètre. Chez la femme on les constate à l’entrée du vagin, sur les fesses, sur la vulve et sur le col de l’utérus.Traitement : comment soigner l’herpès?À lire aussiComment l’herpès se joue du système immunitaireIl n’existe aujourd’hui encore aucun traitement éliminant définitivement le virus du corps. Il s’agit alors de soigner uniquement les symptômes à l’aide de médicaments lorsqu’une crise surgit. Parmi eux le paracétamol, crème à l’aciclovir, au docosanol…Concernant l’herpes génital, le traitement est le même, cependant lorsque les crises sont fréquentes, le médecin peut prescrire des dosages différents pour une durée prolongée, d’un an ou plus. La prise de ces médicaments sur le long terme permet de réduire les crises, voire de les faire cesser, mais aussi de diminuer conséquemment le risque de transmission, réduisant le risque de récurrence de 85 à 90%. Attention à ne pas utiliser de crèmes en vente libre, et notamment celles à base d’antiviraux. Celles ci ne s’utilisant que pour l’herpès labial. Le 14 décembre 2015 à 13:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Battle Royal to determine No 1 Contender set for Smackdown Live

first_img ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Facebook Richie Queen Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mayurnath Reve Comments are closed. Luke Harper vs Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at WM 33! Videos Articles Brie Bella February 15, 2017 at 11:59 am “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolution Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestler Brie Bella Wants Another BabyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:58/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 35.66%0:02Remaining Time -0:56 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 February 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm Nikki Bella Now Playing Up Next Santanu Now Playing Up Next Twitter During tonight’s episode of “Talking Smack”, Smackdown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan announced a No. 1 Contender Battle Royal to replace Randy Orton for next week.Randy Orton announced during tonight’s 2/14 WWE Smackdown Live in Anaheim that he refused to face Bray Wyatt for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 33.Already announced for next week’s Smackdown Live in Ontario, Canada is Nikki Bella vs. Natalya in a Falls Count Anywhere match. It was also teased that Naomi may defend the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship against Alexa Bliss as well.BREAKING: @WWEDanielBryan announces a #1Contender #BattleRoyal NEXT WEEK on #SDLive to replace @RandyOrton, who refuses to face Bray Wyatt! pic.twitter.com/f9WCD4D6Tz— WWE (@WWE) February 15, 2017 Videos Articles Artem Chigvintsev says Nikki Bella is his ‘soulmate’center_img Ontario California not Canada as we are a province not a city. Orton will be turning on Wyatt before WrestleMania so this will be a waste of a match. Videos Articles Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Baby Now Playing Up Next 5 COMMENTS I typically dont care if he’s he’s the main match or not… by anyone but Cena!! I’d love to see AJ Styles in the picture! February 15, 2017 at 9:56 am WWE RAW Preview: Sasha Banks’ first match since WrestleMania, King of the Ring continues Now Playing Up Next February 15, 2017 at 9:53 am WhatsApp Rob Morris JFJ Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 8/26/19 (Sasha Banks in action, King of the Ring continues) Daniel Bryan It’s getting more complex now Google+ February 15, 2017 at 12:30 am No it won’t. This is to make the WWE Championship match at Wrestlemania a triple threat for the third time in 4 years. What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match?last_img read more

New WWE Studios movie features Seth Rollins Total Divas clips

first_img Jimmy Kimmel Twitter Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Qt8: The First Eight (Fathom Events Trailer) Exclusive Interviews – Oscars buzz is rising at the Toronto Film Fest Google+ Todd Phillips Now Playing Up Next WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discovers his siblings through a 23andMe DNA test Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Whoopi Goldberg to play Mother Abagail in new adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand New WWE Studios movie features Seth RollinsWWE and Saban Films issued the following on Friday, announcing that Saban Dilms has acquired the US distribution rights for the upcoming WWE Studios movie, “Armed Response”, that will star Wesley Snipes and will feature WWE star Seth Rollins in a small role.SABAN FILMS ACQUIRES JOHN STOCKWELL’S ARMED RESPONSE FROM WWE® STUDIOS,GENE SIMMONS AND EREBUS PICTURES FILM STARS WESLEY SNIPES, ANNE HECHE, GENE SIMMONS AND DAVE ANNABLELOS ANGELES – April 6, 2017– Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights from WWE Studios, Gene Simmons and Erebus Pictures to Emmy Nominated John Stockwell’s (Blue Crush) Armed Response. The film stars Wesley Snipes (The Blade franchise, The Expendables 3), Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco, Psycho, “Hung”), WWE Superstar Seth Rollins®, Gene Simmons (KISS Co-Founder, Runaway, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Extract, Why Him) and Dave Annable (“Brothers & Sisters,” Little Black Book, What’s Your Number?).The sci-fi thriller, written by Matt Savelloni, follows a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its AI is suddenly shut down. The crew begins to experience strange and horrific phenomena as they attempt to uncover what killed the previous team. The film is currently in post-production.Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said: “Armed Response is a unique story, with the look and feel of a sci-fi epic. We’ve been fans of WWE for a long time, and it is great to be partners on this film.”WWE Studios President Michael Luisi produced the film along with Gene Simmons under their Erebus Pictures banner. Bill Bromiley, Ness Saban and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films. WWE handled North American rights, with Voltage Pictures handling international sales.Most recently, Saban Films acquired North American distribution rights to Alexandros Avranas’ True Crimes starring Golden Globe Winner Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg. At SXSW, Saban Films and DIRECTV acquired Eshom and Ian Nelms’ Small Town Crime, starring John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson, Robert Forster, and Octavia Spencer.Saban Films also acquired FilmNation’s sci-fi film Kill Switch starring Dan Stevens and Bérénice Marlohe and Roland Joffé’s The Forgiven starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana. The 2017 Saban Films slate includes: John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone starring Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James, and Tessa Thompson; Colm McCarthy’s critically acclaimed apocalyptic thriller The Girl with All the Gifts starring six-time Academy Award® Nominee Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine; Walter Hill’s The Assignment starring Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia; Jonathan Mostow’s The Hunter’s Prayer starring Sam Worthington and Odeya Rush; and Sean Penn’s The Last Face starring Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem.Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released 21 films including: The Homesman starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank; Tracers starring Taylor Lautner; Philip Martin’s The Forger starring John Travolta; Man Up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell; Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King starring Tom Hanks; sci-fi horror film Cell starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson; I Am Wrath with John Travolta; Renny Harlin’s action comedy Skiptrace, starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville; Rob Zombie’s 31; and Zack Whedon’s feature debut Come and Find Me starring Emmy Award Winner Aaron Paul and Annabelle Wallis.Total Divas clipsWWE released the following clips from the Total Divas Season 6 second-half premiere episode that aired on E! this past Wednesday.center_img WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Facebook WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next April 7, 2017 at 1:17 pm WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins 1 COMMENT Tom Hanks Props to Nikki Bella for being ready and willing to have her head torn off to prove she was ready to get back into the ring. Gerald Bocook Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipExclusive Interviews – Oscars buzz is rising at the Toronto Film FestVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 2:04/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 33.06%0:02Remaining Time -2:02 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 Comments are closed.last_img read more

Rangers is up to Steven Gerrards call for warriors Europa League

first_imgAhead of Ranger’s game to defend their first-leg win against FC Ufa, Jon Flanagan, Ranger’s full-back says that the team is up to answer Steven Gerrard’s call to his squad to perform at their best.Gerrard, who is about to face his first decisive test as the manager of Rangers, had said that the team will need to play like ‘“heroes and warriors”’ to secure a place at Europa League group stage.The manager’s words were earlier reported by The Scottish Daily Mail. In response to that, Flanagan had said, “Definitely, all the lads are on board. We know how big this game is and we all want to secure that Europa spot.“When Stevie signed he said he wanted to secure European football. We are one game away now, so hopefully the lads can come together for one big push to get it over the line.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“When I spoke to the gaffer before I signed, he had the idea of European football. He had the same conversation with all the other signings.“We are all together as one and we want to be in this European competition.“You cannot beat a European night during the week, those nights are fantastic and you travel all over the world. I have been lucky to have travelled far and wide with Liverpool, so I know what it is about and how big the competition is.“To be one game away from that to secure it, is massive and we need to win. As I said, it has got to be one last big push.”last_img read more

Is not easy to win the Scudetto Pjanic

first_imgFor the Juventus footballer, winning an eighth consecutive title in the Italian Lega Serie A is not something easy to doJuventus are currently in the first position in the Italian Lega Serie A, six points ahead of both Internazionale Milan and Napoli.And for Bianconeri footballer Miralem Pjanic the team is targetting the UEFA Champions League, but also to win its eighth consecutive Scudetto.“The Scudetto takes a whole year of work to win. People think it must be very easy and immediately say ‘obviously Juve will win it,’ but people must know it’s not easy. It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to achieve that,” Pjanic told Football Italia.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Napoli are strong and to be respected. I know Inter’s Coach well, Luciano Spalletti is very smart. They had a few problems at the start, but are now doing very well and we saw it in yesterday’s victory against Lazio.”“I expect these two sides to be up there with us to the end. It’s a long campaign, we are only at the beginning and it’ll be a great battle. We hope to win, but nothing is to be taken for granted with those two behind us,” he added.“Obviously, the Champions League is one of the prime objectives for us, the club and the fans. The team is aware of its potential and we want to win everything possible because it’s such a large and competitive squad.”last_img read more

Aging Southeast Bunking with the family in Petersburg

first_imgElizabeth Tyner, 92, lives with her granddaughter Melinda Cook, left, and great-granddaughter Shawnee Cook, right. Tyner is among Southeast seniors aging at home. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)Some Southeast Alaska families have stayed with the tradition of helping loved ones age in place. Elders live at home, with children and grandchildren, instead of moving into assisted living or a nursing home.It’s a friendlier and lower-cost option for older residents of the region, whose numbers are growing faster than the state as a whole.As part of CoastAlaska’s Aging Southeast series, we talk to one Petersburg family with four generations living under the same roof.Download AudioElizabeth Tyner sits at the kitchen table in a red striped shirt, blue jeans and blue Crocs sandals.“I’m 91 years old. I’ll be 92 in a week or so.”Her short white hair curled, her hands clasp a tissue because she has a cold. She readily talks about her life. Over the decades, she’s sold auto parts and worked at a thermometer factory.“What it was doing was putting the ink in there,” Tyner said. “It really wasn’t ink it was …”“Mercury,” her granddaughter prompted.“Yeah, Mercury,” Tyner said. “You shook the stuff down where it went up and down in there so you could tell the temperature. It was real interesting, it really was.”Her granddaughter, Melinda Cook, is ready to fill in the details. Cook knows her grandmother well. She has lived with Tyner for nearly two years and spent a lot of time with her growing up.“She migrated here because we migrated here,” Cook said. “Because none of us stayed where we were from. She’s originally from New York and ended up in Florida and we’re all from Florida and ended up in Alaska. ”“And as she got older it just seemed like the natural progression for her come be with us.”Cook uses the word “natural” a lot. She sees aging as a natural process and family helping as part of that. For Tyner, she likes the busy house of four generations.“I got all these kids around me here (laughs) it’s wonderful … it’s wonderful!” she said. “They play on the floor and I get down on the floor and play with them and do whatever is necessary. We have a good time.”When Tyner first moved to Petersburg in 2011, she lived in independent housing for seniors. She shared a two-bedroom apartment with a friend for $1,400 a month. Cook said that worked well for several years until the day her grandmother fell.“She didn’t pull the alarm. She laid on the floor for four hours,” Cook said.The Petersburg Medical Center includes long-term care for older residents, among others. (Photo by KFSK)Tyner eventually called the family, which contacted 911. There were other signs that decision-making was becoming difficult.But switching to assisted living, including daily food service and as-needed care, would have cost about $6,000 a month. Petersburg’s facility takes Medicaid waivers but residents can have no more than $2,000 in the bank and no assets.That’s not Tyner’s case. She’s worked hard to build up a nest egg. But even that savings would only last a few years. So, she moved in with her family and now pays $500 a month for three caregivers, five days a week.“Just making sure she’s drinking water, getting meals, because we started finding that that was necessary,” Cook said.For Cook, having Tyner at home is the right thing to do. Her family has taken care of their elderly for generations.“I mean, we all kind of have our assignments in this generation,” she said. “My cousins have their parents. I mean literally, every one of us in my generation has an elder living with them at this time.”Like most of Southeast, Petersburg’s population is aging faster than Alaska as a whole. A recent borough study shows that in about 15 years, senior numbers will double to 28 percent.In the village of Kake, on the next island over, there are 80 to 90 elders out of a population of about 600. Most are Alaska Natives.The village has no assisted living or nursing homes. Families take care of their elders at home until they need medical help and have to go off-island. Many families rely on in-home caregivers.“I think living at home is what they want the most. They don’t want to leave their homes and go to assisted-living places,” said Juanita James, site manager and cook at Kake’s senior center, which provides lunch and rides around town.“They’d rather have their loved ones close by that don’t have much more time to live and stuff and their relatives are used to making their cultural food for them and taking them to like when they’re having Indian dance at the community doings and stuff.”“They thrive better at home,” said Keith Smith, who works for Southeast Alaska Independent Living’s Ketchikan office.“I think that people live longer, their minds stay healthier when they are able to stay in the midst of their life like that,” Smith said.SAIL is a non-profit resource center that helps seniors and others with disabilities live at home and maintain independence. It has offices in Southeast’s larger communities and also serves more remote towns. SAIL helps clients problem-solve.Smith said oftentimes, that means giving advice on structural or architectural changes to a house, getting the right home health-care provider or even just knowing about the right tools.“One of the gentlemen I’m working with is just like overwhelmingly happy when he discovered the device … since he can’t bend over anymore. So there’s a special device that from 3 feet away you can clip your own toenails. That is huge for him,” Smith said.For Cook’s family, it meant moving to a house with an open floor plan and remodeling a bathroom. Although Tyner is mobile right now, there is plenty of room for a walker or wheelchair if it’s ever needed.The door opens and Cook’s 18-year-old daughter Shawnee arrives home from an evening workshop at school on financial aid for college. The teen’s 1-year-old is already asleep. Shawnee said it’s great her son can live with his great-great grandmother.“He knows that she’s the person to go to when he wants something to eat,” she said.“Yeah, yeah. He will,” Tyner agreed. “I’m trying to teach him a little bit about dancing. I’ve got him shaking his shoulders, you know, and moving his butt, you know, and going up and down.”It’s not always easy. Tyner’s dementia crops up every now and again, like the time she accused one of her great-grandsons of taking a box of hers. But, at least for now, the family agrees it’s better for everyone to be sharing life under the same roof.Also sharing space is Cook’s partner and her two sons—ages 14 and 20. That’s four generations in the same home.“We’ve had a good time with it,” Tyner said. “I wouldn’t trade it. Would you Melinda?”Cook answers: “No”last_img read more

Latest Catholic scandal spotlights questions of consent in priestparishioner relation …

first_img By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins TagsArchdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catholic bishops Catholic sex abuse scandal clergy sex abuse scandal Daniel DiNardo homepage featured Roman Catholicism Texas Top Story USCCB,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Catholicism Share This! Share This! As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! Jack Jenkins Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering U.S. Catholics and the intersection of religion and politics.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Share This!center_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — New questions about how Catholic leaders deal with sexual misconduct arose Tuesday (June 4) after a Texas woman claimed in a news report that church officials in Houston allowed a priest with whom she had a sexual relationship to continue in ministry at a parish two hours away.Yesterday’s story following an Associated Press investigation detailed an unsettling account of Laura Pontikes, who said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston the current president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, failed to respond adequately to her 2016 claim that Monsignor Frank Rossi, a deputy to DiNardo, had begun a relationship in August 2012 after the cleric spent years as her priest and confessor.Pontikes claimed that Rossi induced her to perform sexual acts in his office during spiritual direction sessions, absolving her of her sins and eventually consummating their relationship with intercourse — all while the priest argued that such “holy touches” were encouraged by Paul the Apostle. Rossi also allegedly pushed her and her husband to donate millions of dollars to his church, St. Michael the Archangel.  Laura Pontikes pauses during an interview in the prayer section of her apartment in Houston on April 13, 2019. The 55-year-old Texas construction company executive and mother of three had been seeking God when she began spiritual counselling with Monsignor Frank Rossi. The Galveston-Houston archdiocese acknowledged a sexual relationship between Rossi and Pontikes, but asserted that it was consensual. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)In the era of #MeToo and #ChurchToo, the fact that the accuser is an adult has not spared the church new scrutiny about the church hierarchy’s slowness to respond to sexual misconduct claims or about what experts have been quick to call confusion regarding what constitutes consent.“People make assumptions that maybe once someone’s an adult, 18 or 19, that they can consent,” said David Pooler, a professor at Baylor University who has studied abusive sexual relationships between clergy and other adults.“The research that I’ve done in this area … is that that there was no ability to consent (to a relationship with a priest) because of the dependence that the parishioner or congregant had on this priest.”According to the AP, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston acknowledged that Rossi’s relationship “included encounters of a sexual nature” but insisted the relationship never involved intercourse and that the priest never heard Pontikes’ confession during or after the relationship became physical. (A priest absolving someone with whom he has engaged in sexual sin is a crime under canon law punishable with possible excommunication.)Pontikes and her husband, George, argue that not only did Rossi manipulate and betray his parishioner, but that the archdiocese’s attempts at mediation focused primarily on financial settlements.OPINION: The priest in ‘Fleabag’ is not coolAfter the relationship was revealed to church officials, Rossi was placed in a smaller parish in the same state. It was only this week that the Diocese of Beaumont, where Rossi still served until recently, announced that he has been placed on “temporary administrative leave” pending the outcome of a criminal investigation of the relationship.Texas law states that if a clergyperson exploits a person’s emotional dependency for sex, then it is without consent.An illuminated sign outside St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church in Houston reads, “Go, and from now on do not sin any more” on April 11, 2019. The Catholic church, which has been grappling for decades with the sexual abuse of children, is now being forced to reckon with the recognition that adults too can be sexually exploited by clergy. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)Natalia Imperatori-Lee, a professor at Manhattan College who studies Catholic ecclesiology, suggested the situation echoed the Catholic Church’s attempts to cover up priests’ sexual abuse of minors.“Clericalism is a problem with many consequences,” Imperatori-Lee said, referring to a common criticism that the church protects its leaders, even when it means dismissing the needs of its followers.“One of those is that the priest, when viewed as superhuman, is always already in a position of power vis-a-vis a layperson. Thus, if a sex act occurs or is initiated by either party, the person with the power is responsible — in this case, the priest.”She added: “The fact that sacramental confession entered into this case is even more worrisome, particularly if the priest’s superiors did not inquire about it.”Pooler said Pontikes’ account of her interactions with Rossi — a relationship that began slowly, couched in spiritual language, and was magnified by a church hierarchy that is slow to respond — matches patterns he found in a survey of 27 survivors of clergy-perpetrated sexual abuse.“The 27 survivors (said) the way they were treated by the church was actually worse than the abuse itself,” Pooler said.Pooler’s research included people from both Protestant and Catholic traditions, and he was quick to stress that the broader issue of sexual abuse among adults is not unique to Catholicism. But he noted that accounts of high-ranking church officials’ shielding the institution appear to be more and more common.“It’s almost like the institution cannot function without protecting itself,” he said.In Rossi’s case, the breakdown of accountability could be seen as particularly acute: While serving the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese in various roles such as vice chancellor, Rossi helped handle many of the region’s abuse cases.Monsignor Frank Rossi blesses a child during Holy Communion at a Mass in Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Woodville, Texas, on April 14, 2019. On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, after The Associated Press alerted the U.S. Catholic Church that it was preparing a story involving Rossi, his new boss announced he had placed Rossi on leave pending the outcome of the criminal sexual misconduct investigation Houston police launched in August. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)Imperatori-Lee said the church’s top-down attempts to cure its systemic problem of dealing with abuse, which have been a priority since the 2002 “Spotlight” scandal, may be working against it.“When parishes and dioceses over-rely on prepackaged compliance programs, a false sense of having ‘solved’ the problem or ‘trained’ personnel can substitute for the genuine vigilance that is required when we are dealing with vulnerable people — children, but also those in spiritual pain who are seeking help,” she said.She added: “Sexual abuse in the church must be addressed, but it requires a cultural shift away from secrecy and toward transparency. Online training, HR courses or in-service days give us the illusion of ‘doing something’ without genuinely shifting clerical culture.”It remains unclear as to what impact the scandal will have on DiNardo, who is already under fire for allegedly not doing enough to stop a priest under his purview who is currently being charged with two counts of indecency with a child that occurred in 1998 and 2000.In December 2018, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests called for DiNardo’s resignation as head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a month after the offices of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese he leads were searched by police.According to the AP, police found files locked away in a bank vault during their search that the archdiocese had previously failed to turn over. By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 News • Photos of the Week Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 News Share This! 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Final Fantasy VII remake is episodic to stop content being cut

first_imgFans of Final Fantasy VII have been crying out for a remake for what seems like forever, and 18 years later Square Enix has finally decided to give them one. Only, we aren’t getting a new version of the game on a disc in a Blu-ray case. Instead, we’re getting episodes, which is sure to upset as many gamers as are happy we’re getting a remake at all.Square has explained why they have decided to tackle FFVII in episodic form, and it comes down to the simple fact that they want to reproduce all the content contained in the original game. or to look at it another way: they don’t want to cut anything to hit a release date.Remember, a typical playthrough of FFVII takes an average of 62 hours, and if you intend to do absolutely everything in the game (I mean EVERYTHING) then expect to be sitting in front of your TV for 221 hours according to GameLengths. That’s a lot of content, which takes more resources (cost) and time to produce on modern consoles due to all the graphical niceties we now expect to be a part of every release.By producing episodes, it means we’ll be playing parts of the new Final Fantasy VII much sooner. If you wanted the full game remake in a handful of years, Square Enix has said there would definitely be cuts to the content. By opting for episodes there will be all the original content and even some new sections of gameplay added, making it a remake+.For anyone still not happy about episodes, just remember how game releases go: we’ll get the episodes, then we’ll get the Game of the Year edition, which means all the episodes contained in a single release. Ultimately, eventually the Final Fantasy VII remake will be something you can buy as a collection, but that’s many years away.last_img read more

DM wife assault man inside police station video goes viral

first_imgDarjeeling: A District Magistrate and his wife allegedly slapped and kicked a man and even threatened to kill him even as policemen were present, for allegedly posting indecent comments against the DM’s wife on social media. In a video that has gone viral, Alipurduar DM Nikhil Nirmal and his wife are purportedly seen repeatedly slapping and kicking the man at Falakata police station.Following this, there was widespread controversy and Nirmal has been sent on compulsory leave while Chiranjib Ghosh has taken over as the acting DM of Alipurduar. Binod Kumar Sarkar, the accused, was granted bail by the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate II, Alipurduar, on Monday. Judge Purba Kundu raised questions as to why BDO Supratik Mazumdar had lodged the FIR against the accused and not the DM or his wife. The judge further questioned the DM’s action (beating up the accused inside a police station). A video clip has gone viral on Sunday showing Nirmal and his wife beating up Sarkar mercilessly inside Falakata police station while the man is seen begging for forgiveness. In the clip, Nirmal, after slapping Sarkar, threatens him with dire consequences. “No one will speak against me in my district. If I can put you in the slammer within half-an-hour, I can go to your house and kill you too,” threatens Nirmal in the clip. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHis wife slaps and kicks the man and then orders for a baton to beat him up. The police later escort him out. Sarkar was arrested and charged under Sections 509 (eve teasing,) 354 (molestation) of the IPC along with Section 67 of the IT Act. While being taken to the Falakata Hospital, Sarkar stated that he was Nandini Krishnan’s (Ranjan’s wife) Facebook friend. The two had a disagreement while chatting and she added him to a group. In the group, others started abusing him. He simply retaliated with the comments. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHuman Rights organisations, the civil society and netizens vehemently rebuked what they termed as the DM’s “high-handedness.” Community Human Rights, later during the day, lodged a complaint against the DM and his wife. Alipurduar Abhibhabok Mancha wrote a written complaint to the SP asking him to initiate legal action against the DM and his wife. “If my son has done anything wrong let the law take its course. Is it right for the DM to take law in his own hands and beat him up mercilessly?” questioned the mother of the accused. She had visited Falakata police station to lodge an FIR against the DM and his wife. “We have granted the DM 10 days of compulsory leave. As of now, Chiranjeeb Ghosh, the ADM, will take charge,” stated Barun Roy, Divisional Commissioner. 33-year-old Sarkar hails from Harinathpur, Deogaon Gram Panchayat, in Falakata. He is a private tutor by profession.last_img read more

SSKM Heart transplant patient stable

first_imgKolkata: Thirty-year-old Mrinmoy Das on whom the SSKM Hospital doctors performed heart transplant, is said to be in stable condition.According to the SSKM Hospital sources, the patient has been showing the signs of improvement. The other patients who received various organs are also stated to be in stable. All the patients have been kept under 72 hours observation. The SSKM doctors are extra cautious in case of the patient who received heart transplant on Wednesday. It was a major success for the SSKM Hospital. After getting clearance from the Health department the SSKM Hospital carried out its first heart transplant. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA major revamp of infrastructure had been taken up at the SSKM Hospital for performing the heart transplant. Cardio-vascular set up has received a makeover to facilitate such operations. The hospital also transplanted a kidney on Rashid Khan (60) who had been under the treatment at the hospital with kidney related ailments for some times. The organs were retrieved from Anjana Bhowmik (49) who was declared brain dead due to brain cell stroke on July 2 at a private hospital in Howrah. The SSKM Hospital doctors also preserved the skin of the patient for future use while cornea was sent to a private eye hospital in the city. Another kidney of the victim was transplanted in a patient named Juthika Bibi. Bhowmik, a resident of Rajpur area of Udayranpur suffered a brain stroke on last Sunday. Her health condition deteriorated and the patient was shifted to a private hospital in Howrah’s Andul on Monday. The doctors in the private hospital declared the patient brain dead on Tuesday following which the hospital authorities contacted the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation as her family members agreed to donate her organs. A special team of doctors was formed to conduct the surgery. The recipients of the organs at SSKM Hospital and the private hospital are responding to the treatment. Victim’s heart and other organs were shifted to SSKM Kolkata on Tuesday night. The SSKM Hospital and the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital have performed a heart transplants. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateMeanwhile, a 60-year-old male patient was admitted at RN Tagore Hospital with a massive intracranial haemorrhage on July 1. The patient was being treated by neurologists, neurosurgeons and critical care specialists. He was in a state of coma and neurosurgery would not have helped the patient to revive. He was subsequently assessed and declared as brain dead on July 4. The family consented to donate his organs after counselling. Retrieval of the organs will be done tonight by a surgical team at RN Tagore hospital.last_img read more