The Union sports ministry would honour the six London Olympic medallists who made the countrys biggest medal haul at the recently concluded biggest sports extravaganza at a grand ceremony in the national capital on Thursday. The medallists — wrestler Sushil Kumar, shooter Vijay Kuamar (both silver medallists), boxer M.C. Mary Kom, shuttler Saina Nehwal, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and shooter Gagan Narang (bronze medallists) — who were part of the India’s most successful Olympic campaign would be felicitated and given cash rewards for their performances at the London Games. These athletes were expected to be present at the felicitation ceremony along with their close relatives and coaches. The Olympic medallists, with the other members of Indias Olympic contingent, would first march to Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate in open jeeps and pay floral tributes at the war memorial. Sports Minister Ajay Maken would hand over cash rewards to the medal winners.
DefinitionYou have had an operation to create an ileostomy or colostomy. Your ileostomy or colostomy changes the way your body gets rid of waste (stool, feces, or ?poop?).You now have an opening in your belly called a stoma. Waste will pass through the stoma into a pouch that collects it. You will need to take care of your stoma and empty the pouch.Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your ileostomy or colostomy.Alternate NamesOstomy – what to ask your doctor; What to ask your doctor about ileostomy or colostomy; Colostomy – what to ask your doctorQuestionsWill I be able to wear the same clothes as before?What will the stool look like that comes from the ileostomy or colostomy? How many times a day will I need to empty it? Should I expect an odor or smell?Will I be able to travel?How do I change the pouch?How often do I need to change the pouch?What supplies do I need, and where can I get them? How much do they cost?What is the best way to empty the pouch?How do I clean the bag afterward?Can I take showers? Can I take a bath? Do I need to wear the pouch when I bathe?Can I still play sports? Can I go back to work?Do I need to change the medicines I am taking? Will birth control pills still work?advertisementWhat changes do I need to make in my diet?What can I do if my stools are too loose? Are there foods that will make my stools more firm?What can I do if my stools are too hard? Are there foods that will make my stools looser or more watery? Do I need to drink more liquids?What should I do if nothing is coming out of the stoma into the pouch?How long is too long?Are there foods that may cause blockage of the stoma or opening?How can I change my diet to prevent this problem?What should my stoma look like when it is healthy?How should I care for the stoma every day? How often should I clean it? What types of tape, creams, or paste can I use on the stoma?Does insurance cover the cost of ostomy supplies?What should I do if there is bleeding from the stoma, if it appears red or swollen, or if there is a sore on the stoma?When should I call the doctor?Review Date:1/16/2013Reviewed By:George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
COMMENT × File photo of Australia’s Michael Clarke. – Reuters cricket As many as 20 commentators will be travelling across the country over the course of 47 days across 10 different venues. Former Australia captain Michael Clarke will be joining an elite panel commentators comprising Kevin Pietersen, Sunil Gavaskar for the upcoming 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).As many as 20 commentators will be travelling across the country to lend their perspective on the game over the course of 47 days across 10 different venues.A few additions to the list along with a blend of veterans are bound to give the cricket loving fan a fine view point of the game from the technical and entertainment aspect.Sanjay Manjrekar, who has been quite the IPL veteran is excited about the grand 10th edition. “It doesn’t get any bigger and better than this,” he said.“I have always loved this tournament and this year it is going to be no different with the IPL getting into its 10th year. One can expect a lot of surprises and some adrenaline pumping action on the field. Can’t wait to set the ball rolling.”Clarke, who was a part of the commentary panel in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar series was looking forward to an enjoyable IPL journey. “I have been a part of this tournament as a player and this year I am eager to get behind the microphone and have some fun. Love this place, love the tournament and it is great to be a part of this commentary team.”“It was a great initiative by the BCCI in 2015 to include women cricketers into the commentary panel,” Lisa Sthalekar, former Australia captain said. “I had a great time discussing the game with Anjum Chopra, Isa Guha, Melanie Jones and the rest of the commentators and I expect this year’s stint with the IPL to be even better.”Pietersen, on once again joining the IPL bandwagon, said, “It’s always great to be in India and playing in or commentating on all of the explosive action that personifies the IPL. Coming back this time as a commentator is going to be an experience I will cherish for a long time.” Published on SHARE IPL 2017 SHARE SHARE EMAIL File photo of Australia’s Michael Clarke. – Reuters April 04, 2017 COMMENTS
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution that dramatically expands existing UN sanctions on North Korea in response to its January 6 nuclear test, a measure largely negotiated by Washington and Beijing.US Ambassador Samantha Power said the new sanctions on Pyongyang go further than any UN sanctions regime in two decades and are aimed at cutting off funds for its nuclear and other banned weapons programs.Under the sanctions, all cargo going to and from North Korea must be inspected and North Korean trade representatives in Syria, Iran and Vietnam are among 16 individuals added to a UN blacklist, along with 12 North Korean entities.Previously states only had to inspect North Korean cargo shipments if they had reasonable grounds to believe they contained illicit goods.”Virtually all of the DPRK’s (North Korea) resources are channeled into its reckless and relentless pursuit of weapons of mass destruction,” Power told the council after the vote, adding that the cargo inspection provisions are “hugely significant.”After nearly two months of bilateral negotiations that at one point involved U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, China agreed to support the unusually tough measures intended to persuade its close ally North Korea to abandon its atomic weapons program.North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since 2006 because of its four nuclear tests and multiple rocket launches.The sanctions came in response to its recent nuclear test and Feb. 7 rocket launch that Washington and its allies said used banned ballistic missile technology. Pyongyang said it was a peaceful satellite launch.advertisementThe list of explicitly banned luxury goods has been expanded to include luxury watches, aquatic recreational vehicles, snowmobiles worth more than $2,000, lead crystal items and recreational sports equipment.The official North Korean news agency KCNA said on Monday the proposed sanctions were “a wanton infringement on (North Korea’s) sovereignty and grave challenge to it.”The proposal closes a gap in the U.N. arms embargo on Pyongyang by banning all weapons imports and exports.There is also an unprecedented ban on the transfer to North Korea of any item that could directly contribute to the operational capabilities of its armed forces, such as trucks that could be modified for military purposes.
On how well he has adapted to the conditions, being new On how well he has adapted to the conditions, being new to the IPL, Stoinis said, “I think you are forced to adapt or you get kicked out pretty quickly. I am enjoying every opportunity because youve got to adapt really quickly to succeed in every game at a higher level. My game has changed a little bit, every game situation is a good test. I think the key is consistent development and just improve all the time.” Stoinis insisted that he was not entirely new to the sub-continent conditions. “I was here last year, I played a few Australia A games here as well. But this is the first time I have been here for an extended period. The conditions arent too foreign, the pressure may be a bit different compared to the Big Bash and that sort of stuff. The game is very similar,” he said. Stoinis said it was important to take tips from the senior players and incorporate those into your game. “I think the key is to talk to experienced players around you. Weve got Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay and some great experienced bowlers as well. I think the key for me has been to talk to these guys and try to use these tips in your training and then put into the game,” he explained. PTI SUN CM CM
New Delhi, Sep 9 (PTI) The Supreme Court today said it will take a call on passing directions for improving the conditions of mental hospitals in the country and setting up more of them, only after a pending bill on the issue gets the Parliaments nod.”The whole thing is in the melting pot of Parliament and let Parliament take a decision,” a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur said after it was informed that the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 has been passed by the Rajya Sabha and is likely to be placed in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session.The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, which was hearing a batch of petitions on the issue, including one by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), posted the matters for hearing in February 2017.Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand apprised the bench about the developments so far, including involvement of experts to address the issues involved in it.The law officer said suggestions put forth by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appointed as an amicus curiae in the matter, have been taken care of.Singhvi said since the bill, after its nod from the Upper House is pending in the Lower House, all suggestions can be summarised for perusal by the parliamentarians.He said the areas that require to be addressed concerned improvement in facilities at mental hospitals and institutes, besides the need for at least one specialised hospital with specialised services in every state which can be established in their capital cities.advertisementHe said there has been a practice of setting up of specialised unit of psychiatry in general hospitals but that cannot meet the facility and logistics of a true mental hospital or asylum.The court was apprised that both state governments and the Centre have to take steps in this regard as health fell under the concurrent list in the Constitution.Taking note of the submissions, the bench said since the Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha on August 8, it would await its outcome in the Lok Sabha.The apex court was hearing a PIL filed by various human rights organisations, also by jurist Upendra Baxi. The court has also taken note of various incidents of human right violations in mental hospitals including at some places where patients were put under chains. PTI RKS PKS AG SJK ARC
Pakistan middle-order batsmen Umar Akmal and Asad Shafiq have been recalled for the three-match one-day international series against the West Indies in the United Arab Emirates.Sharjah will host the first two ODIs on Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 while the third ODI will be played at Abu Dhabi on Oct. 5.Akmal has missed Pakistan’s last eight ODI series after he was dropped following the 2015 World Cup due to inconsistent performances and indiscipline. But the hard-hitting middle-order batsman forced his way back into the national squad when he top scored in the recent National T20 Cup and also played in the Twenty20 series against the West Indies.Shafiq last played an ODI against Zimbabwe in October 2015 but impressed the selectors prompting a recall for limited-overs cricket after scoring 310 runs at an average of 51.66 in the National T20 Cup. (Also read: 2nd T20I: Sarfraz, Tanvir star as Pakistan win series)The selectors have dropped opening batsman Sami Aslam and Umar Gul, who were part of the Pakistan ODI team that was beaten 4-1 by England.The Pakistan Cricket Board has provided Azhar Ali another chance to lead the ODI squad team despite his run of poor results. Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed, who leads Pakistan in Twenty20, will be Azhar’s deputy in the ODI series.Ali replaced Misbah-ul-Haq as ODI captain after the World Cup last year, but was whitewashed by Bangladesh in his first series as captain. Since then he has twice lost the series against England and once to New Zealand while recording victories against Sri Lanka and lowly ranked Zimbabwe and Ireland.advertisementSquad:Azhar Ali (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sohail Khan.
After spending the last three seasons out on loan, Victor Moses is back at Chelsea and finally feeling at home.Moses, revitalized as a wing back under Antonio Conte, secured a seventh consecutive English Premier League win for Chelsea by 2-1 on Saturday and ended Tottenham’s unbeaten start.He completed a counterattack six minutes into the second half of a game that began with Christian Eriksen becoming the first player to score against Chelsea in around 600 league minutes. Pedro Rodriguez leveled on the stroke of halftime before Moses netted his third of the season.”I’ve definitely found a home here, it’s my club,” Moses said. “I’m pleased to be playing this season. The manager gave me an opportunity to express myself and I’m relishing it at the moment.”Moses ensured Chelsea remained on top of the standings while Tottenham slipped seven points off the pace as its largely unconvincing 12-game unbeaten run ended at a ground where it still hasn’t won since 1990.Tottenham’s tenacious start suggested the barren run at Stamford Bridge could end, but collapsed just as it did in May when a 2-2 draw saw the north London team’s title bid end.Tottenham has only one win in 10 games.”We need to be quiet,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “Yes it’s disappointing for the result but we need to be pleased for the performance and the way we competed because we competed against a very good team, and I have nothing (bad) to say about my players.”Indeed, as feeble and timid Spurs were in Monaco on Tuesday when exiting the Champions League, they were combative back in more familiar Premier League territory in the first half.advertisementChelsea was struggling to cope with Tottenham’s pressing when it fell behind in the 11th minute. Dele Alli received the ball from Moussa Dembele and cut in from the left before squaring to Eriksen, who unleashed a volley past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.Chelsea was being outplayed and Courtois kept out Kane’s rising shot to prevent the visitors extending their lead.And Pedro equalized when he switched the ball before his feet before curling a shot past Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.What advantage Tottenham had was soon lost as Chelsea seized control six minutes after the break.Diego Costa did the hard work down the left, allowing wing-back Moses to surge down the opposite flank and arrive in the penalty area unmarked. Moses met Costa’s cutback from the byline and struck past both Lloris and Vertonghen who were on the goal-line.”Victor is a good player,” Conte said. “I saw him at the end of the season and I wanted to keep him in the squad. It’s the same as with Pedro. He’s deserving to play and he’s playing fantastic football. For us, it’s very important.”
Bangladesh rode on a record partnership by centurions Shakib Al-Hasan and Mahmadullah to defeat New Zealand by five wickets in their Group A match at the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here on Friday.Needing 266 runs for the win, Bangladesh were off a nightmarish start, losing their entire top order by the 12th over.But Shakib and Mahmadullah then joined forces to add 224 runs between them in 209 balls and snatch victory from what seemed at one point to be also certain defeat.Shakib scored 114 runs from 115 deliveries, hitting 11 boundaries and a six during his stay in the middle.Mahmadullah remained unbeaten on 102 runs off 107 balls with eight hits to the fence and two sixes.This is the highest ever partnership for Bangladesh. The previous highest was a stand of 148 runs off 140 balls by Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al-Hasan against New Zealand in Chitagong in 2014.By the time Shakib was bowled in the 47th over by an excellent yorker by Trent Boult, Bangladesh were on the verge of victory as they needed just nine runs from 21 deliveries.Mosaddek Hossain then joined Mahmadullah in the middle to see Bangladesh through to victory.The team from South Asia crossed the line in 47.2 overs.Friday’s result has given Bangladesh to qualify for the semi-finals. They finish their group engagements with three points from as many matches.They suffered an eight-wicket in the tournament opener against hosts England. They then earned one point from their washed out second game against Australia.If England manage to defeat Australia in the final game of Group A on Saturday, then Bangladesh will go through to the knockout stage along with the hosts. Australia have been extremely unlucky as they have notched up only two points so far as both their matches were abandoned due to rain.advertisementThe Kiwis on the hand will have to catch the new flight back to New Zealand. They finish a poor campaign with a single from three matches.Boasting a power-packed line-up of fast bowlers, the Kiwis were expected to do well in the swing friendly English conditions. But their bowling showed surprising lack of bite on Friday despite some early promise.They earned their only point from their abandoned campaign opener against Australia before going down by 87 runs to England.New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee knocked the wind out of the Bangladesh batting in the early stages of the chase by picking up three wickets in his opening three overs.With Bangladesh struggling at 12/3 in the fifth over, Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim 21 runs between them before the Kiwi pacer Adam Milne found the gap between the bat and pad of the latter.That was the only bit of celebration the New Zealand players will manage on the day as Shakib and Mahmadullah got down to business.Southee was the standout performer in a rather poor bowling effort by the Kiwis with figures of 3/ in nine overs.Earlier, New Zealand posted 265/8 after electing to bat first at the Sophia Gardens.Skipper Kane Williamson (57) and Veteran batsman Ross Taylor (63) were the major contributors for the New Zealand cause.New Zealand got off to a good start as openers Martin Guptill (33) and Luke Ronchi (16) forged a 46-run partnership before Ronchi was caught by Mustafizur Rahman off pacer Taskin Ahmed in the eighth over.Soon, Martin Guptill was sent packing in the 13th over by speedster Rubel Hossain. Guptill, who faced 35 balls and slammed four boundaries and one six, was adjudged leg before wicket.Middle-order batsmen Williamson and Taylor then added 83 for the third wicket to stabilise the innings. But just when it seemed good, Williamson was run out by Shakib Al Hasan. Williamson hit four boundaries in his 69-ball knock.Incoming batsman Niel Broom (36) then added 49 runs in 8.4 overs with Taylor before the latter was dismissed by Ahmed in the 39th over.Broom, along with new batsman James Neesham (23), displayed some quality cricket as the duo forged a crucial 27-run partnership before Broom was dismissed by offie Mosaddek Hossain.Lower middle-order batsmen Corey Anderson (0), Mitchell Santner (14 not out), Adam Milne (7) and Tim Southee (10 not out) then failed to step up to the occasion as they failed to reach a handsome score.For Bangladesh, Mosaddek Hossain scalped three wickets while Taskin Ahmed took two wickets each.Brief score: New Zealand 265/8 (Kane Williamson 57, Ross Taylor 63; Mosaddek Hossain 3/13) against Bangladesh.Brief scores:Bangladesh: 268/5 in 47.2 overs (Shakib Al-Hasan 114, Mahmadullah 102 not out; Tim Southee 3/45) against New Zealand 265/8 (Kane Williamson 57, Ross Taylor 63; Mosaddek Hossain 3/13).
Agartala, Nov 11 (PTI) Ace gymnast Deepa Karmakar was conferred D Litt (Honoris Causa) at the 10th convocation of Agartala NIT here today.Prof Biswajit Ghosh, director of the School of Energy Studies, Jadavpur University and Gautam Biswas, director of IIT, Guwahati were conferred D Sc.Deepa, who had finished fourth in Rio Olympics, was honoured for her outstanding performance in the field of sports, particularly in gymnastics.In the convocation total 31 Ph D Scholars, 156 M Tech students, 23 MBA students, 22 M Sc students, 31 MCA students, 658 B.Tech students were distributed their degree certificates, institute director Prof Ajay Kumar Ray said. PTI JOY KK KK
zoom Greek dry bulk shipping company Star Bulk Carriers has managed to narrow its full-year net loss to USD 153.8 million from USD 458.2 million recorded in 2015. According to Petros Pappas, CEO of Star Bulk, the recovery has been driven by an improved freight market and zero bank principal repayments.The loss was accumulated from the sale of 15 vessels and from the impairment loss of USD 29.2 million due to the disposal of two ships and the cancellation of two newbuilding contracts.In addition, Star Bulk’s loss included expenses of USD 4.2 million related to stock-based compensation as well as a write-off of unamortized deferred finance charges of USD 2.4 million and an unrealized gain on derivative instruments of USD 2.4 million.In 2016, total net voyage revenues were USD 156.2 million, compared to USD 161.2 million in 2015. This decrease was primarily driven by the lower charter hire rates prevailing in the dry bulk market during 2016, compared to 2015.The time charter equivalent (TCE) rate in 2016 was USD 6,260, lower from the TCE in 2015 which stood at USD 7,052.Additionally, vessels operating expenses amounted to USD 98.8 million in 2016, against USD 112.8 million in 2015.In September 2016, Star Bulk entered into a restructuring agreement with all 15 of its lenders under which some USD 223.9 million in debt principal repayments would be postponed until June 30, 2018.The agreement was expected to help the company “successfully weather current market conditions even if they were to last well into 2019,” and position Star Bulk to take advantage of a subsequent market upturn.Following this, the company completed its underwriting of over 11.9 million of its common shares at a price of USD 4.30 per share, raising up to USD 51.5 million of fresh funds it intended to use for general corporate purposes.Star Bulk’s fleet currently includes 67 operating vessels and 5 newbuilding ships under construction at a shipyard in China. All of the newbuildings are expected to be delivered during 2017 and 2018. Additionally, the company has one chartered-in Supramax vessel, under a time charter expiring in September 2017.
Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference say they have reached a four-year tentative agreement to end a strike hours after it began.The parties also reached a five-year deal for the Kootenay Valley Railway.The union says full operations at both railways will resume Thursday morning across Canada.Union president Doug Finnson called the deal a fair contract that its members can feel good about.CP Rail chief executive Keith Creel says the agreements are positive for 12,000 railway employees, customers and the entire Canadian economy.Creel adds that the agreement will provide long-term stability.The tentative agreements must be ratified by Teamsters members over the coming months.Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification.
From left: Mary Galloway, Theodore Pellerin, Jessie Buckley, Vinnie Bennett, Ellen Wong, Mamoudou Athie and Lina El Arabi participated in TIFF’s Rising Stars program for 2017. (RICH POLK / GETTY IMAGES FOR IMDB) Twitter When Vinnie Bennett first walked into a gifting lounge at the Toronto International Film Festival, he was handed complimentary bags of M&Ms. Sure, he could have bought the candy for a few bucks at a local drugstore. But frankly, he was just happy to be given anything for free.After all, as one of the seven actors selected to participate in TIFF’s Rising Stars program, he’d already been gifted an IWC watch worth roughly $3,000 (U.S.). M&Ms were just a bonus at this point.But then he spotted a tattoo artist setting up an inking station. “You want a tattoo?” asked Mr. Koo, who has his own local shop. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The tattoo artist “was, like, ‘Yeah, sure, man. But I don’t know, it’s a gifting lounge,’ ” Bennett recalled. “ ‘I’ve drawn up some ideas for today and, if you like any, I’d be keen to do one of those.’ ”Bennett settled on a design depicting a bear riding a unicycle because he thought it looked “hilarious.” The entire thing, which he got on his upper ankle, took 20 minutes.READ MORE “Yeah, sure thing,” the 25-year-old New Zealander replied sarcastically.But Koo was serious. Bennett already had ink all over his arms, so he wasn’t opposed to the idea, but he wasn’t sure what tattoo to get. He tried to think of something sentimental, like his mother’s name: “something deep.” Koo steered him in another direction. Login/Register With:
“This is a day of hope, but also an occasion for reflection and renewed resolve,” Mr. Annan said in a message to the inaugural session, which brought together democratically elected representatives of Kosovo. He said those present faced the challenge of functioning in “particularly difficult circumstances” while overcoming the legacy of the past and establishing a political culture of tolerance, mutual respect and constructive compromise.”No one must suffer discrimination by virtue of her or his ethnic origin,” he stressed in the message delivered on his behalf by Hans Haekkerup, the chief of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).The Secretary-General also hailed the timing of the Assembly’s inauguration, which “by the most fortuitous of coincidences” took place on the same date as the international observance of Human Rights Day. “I trust that you will use wisely the mandate given to you by the people of Kosovo,” he said.After hearing the Secretary-General’s message, the 120-member Assembly voted to seat five members of the seven-member Presidency of the Assembly.The 26 members of the Democratic Party of Kosovo staged a brief walkout, with leader Hashim Thaci complaining that he had not been allowed to speak. They returned after the newly-elected President of the Assembly, Nexhet Daci took the floor. Mr. Daci adjourned the session, and scheduled the Assembly to reconvene on Thursday to elect a President of Kosovo.
Amazon vend plus de livres numériques que de livres imprimésLe géant de la distribution a annoncé hier qu’il vendait désormais plus d’”e-livres” que de livres “papier”.Pionnier de l’édition numérique avec sa liseuse Kindle, Amazon se réjouit. “Les clients choisissent désormais plus de livres Kindle que de livres imprimés. Nous espérions fort que cela finirait par arriver, mais nous n’avions jamais imaginé que ce serait si rapide”, a souligné le fondateur et patron d’Amazon Jeff Bezos, cité par l’AFP. L’homme poursuit : “Cela fait 15 ans que nous vendons des livres et moins de quatre que nous vendons des livres Kindle”. Un véritable bouleversement pour le distributeur. À lire aussiKindle Phone : sortie en septembre du smartphone 3D d’Amazon ?Pour donner une idée des ventes, le groupe donne des indications sur les deux derniers mois. Ainsi depuis le 1er avril, Amazon vendait 105 livres Kindle chaque fois qu’il vendait 100 livres imprimés (y compris les titres qui n’ont pas de version numérique, et non compris les ouvrages gratuits sur la liseuse). Par ailleurs, “Amazon a vendu trois fois plus de livres Kindle depuis le début 2011 que durant la même période en 2010”, a souligné le groupe.Amazon a salué hier le grand succès de sa liseuse Kindle premier prix, “déjà la plus vendue de la gamme Kindle aux Etats-Unis”.Le 20 mai 2011 à 10:21 • Emmanuel Perrin
Un fabricant dévoile par erreur de futures coques de l’iPhone 5Le site d’un fabricant de protection pour iPhone a dévoilé une page laissant entrevoir le design du futur iPhone 5.Une fois de plus, c’est d’une entreprise extérieure à Apple que sont venues les dernières nouvelles concernant l’iPhone 5. C’est ainsi le site de Case-Mate, un fabricant de protections pour les smartphones de la marque à la pomme qui a furtivement dévoilé le design de l’iPhone 5. À lire aussiiPad Air 2 : Keynote confirmée, tout ce que l’on sait sur la future tablette AppleLa photo a d’ailleurs été rapidement supprimée avec le message suivant en guise de remplacement: “Nous aurons votre coque quand vous aurez votre nouvel iPhone”. Mais il était déjà trop tard, la toile s’était vite emparée du cliché, explique 01 Net. Si l’on en croit les observations, l’iPhone 5 présenterait donc un design (de plus en plus certain) avec un dos en alu légèrement biseauté, comme celui de l’iPad 2, mais plus large que celui de l’iPhone 4. Un aspect qui s’ajouterait aux informations de processeur A5 double cœur et d’appareil photo de 8 mégapixels. Toutefois, il faut bien entendu faire attention avec ces révélations qui sont à prendre avec des pincettes…Le 19 septembre 2011 à 10:07 • Maxime Lambert
Des chercheurs belges élaborent un vaccin thérapeutique contre le VIHDes scientifiques belges ont élaboré un nouveau vaccin thérapeutique permettant de lutter contre le VIH. Testé sur des volontaires, il aide l’organisme à combattre le virus mais ne permet pas pour l’instant de guérir les malades du SIDA. C’est un pas de plus dans la recherche pour la lutte contre le SIDA. En Belgique, des chercheurs de l’Institut de médecine tropicale (ITG), de l’hôpital universitaire d’Anvers (UZA) et de l’Université d’Anvers (UA) ont annoncé avoir développé un nouveau vaccin thérapeutique contre le VIH. Autrement dit, un vaccin destiné à aider l’organisme des malades à combattre le virus. Déjà testé sur des volontaires, celui-ci aurait montré des résultats prometteurs. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Concrètement, la technique développée se concentre sur les cellules CD8, des globules blancs qui sont, selon les chercheurs, insuffisamment “soutenues” par d’autres cellules du système immunitaire : les cellules dendritiques. Dans le cas du VIH, ces cellules ont en fait du mal à obtenir la bonne information et à soutenir les CD8. D’où l’idée des chercheurs : “charger” les cellules dendritiques avec les informations génétiques du VIH pour lever ces difficultés. L’essai a ainsi été mené sur 6 patients séropositifs chez qui les chercheurs ont prélevé des cellules dendritiques dans un grand volume de sang. Puis ceux-ci ont cultivé les cellules dans des tubes à essai avant de leur fournir les fameuses informations concernant le VIH puis de les geler. Enfin, les chercheurs ont administré aux volontaires une petite quantité de leurs propres cellules dendritiques chargées et ce, à quatre reprises, à quatre semaines d’intervalle. Au final, les résultats ont montré que les cellules CD8 reconnaissaient de mieux en mieux le virus après chaque vaccination sans qu’aucun effet secondaire majeur ne soit identifié. Toutefois, si la réponse immunitaire s’est vue augmentée, le VIH est encore parvenu à modifier suffisamment vite ses protéines pour échapper à l’attaque. Le vaccin n’arrive donc pas à venir véritablement à bout du virus, ni à guérir les malades. Le succès observé suffit cependant à motiver la poursuite des recherches sur un tel procédé.Le 15 février 2012 à 15:51 • Maxime Lambert
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A 23-year-old Oregon man died Wednesday morning after being struck by a tractor-trailer on the site of a Kalama business, Cowlitz County authorities said.Harold J. Cozine, of Dayton, Ore., was walking southbound on CHS, Inc., alongside the tractor-trailer when it began moving northbound, witnesses told authorities. Cozine looked west and then stepped back putting him between the two moving trailers, according to witnesses.The rear trailer struck Cozine and both axels rode over him, causing fatal injuries, Cowlitz County authorities said. The accident happened around 8:16 a.m. CHS, Inc., is located at 400 Toteff Road off Interstate 5.Cozine was not working at the site, authorities said, but had been a passenger in another tractor-trailer.Driver Jamie A. Strull, 50, of McMinnville, Ore., was not aware Cosine stepped between his moving trailers, authorities said.Washington State Police cited Strull for two commercial vehicle operator license compliance issues following a commercial vehicle inspection. However, Strull will not face criminal charges because the issues were not contributing factors to Cozine’s death, Cowlitz County authorities said.