Women Who Have Faced Abandonment Demand Transnational Laws For Extradition Of NRI Husbands

first_imgIndian women who have faced abandonment from their NRI husbands are demanding transnational laws for their extradition. Along with abandonment the women have been asked for dowry and suffered domestic as well as sexual abuse.Read it at Outlook India Related Itemslast_img

Afridi is Irresponsible

first_imgZaheer AbbasI don’t see Pakistan winning this World Cup. It’s not at all a strong team. Pakistan have only two good batsmen-Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq. If these two fail in a match, there is no one to navigate the team out of a crisis. Younis Khan is an experienced player and knows how to play according to the situation. Though he started playing cricket at the international level very late-at the age of 27-Misbah has been improving with every game. What has impressed me most is his effort to spend maximum time at the crease.Our bowling has obviously lost the sheen. The team can’t depend on Shoaib Akhtar as he is not 100 per cent fit. He is limping and can break down any moment. There is no immediate replacement for Akhtar. It’s heartening to see him taking wickets but the team clearly misses the services of Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir who have had to sit out of the tournament due to their involvement in the spot fixing scam. Umar Gul has to be consistent and Abdur Razzaq can be effective only on fast wickets. I would also want to see Razzaq bat ahead of captain Shahid Afridi. Razzaq has won us several matches coming at No.6.Misbah-ul-HaqThe team is winning under Afridi but only a crisis will expose how good he is as a captain. He should bat only during slog overs as he doesn’t take responsibility. He wants to hit every ball for a six and doesn’t play according to the situation. He is now too old to change his style, so he should come out to bat only in the last six or seven overs. He should learn from Indian captain M.S. Dhoni. Dhoni was a pinch-hitter earlier, but ever since he became captain, he doesn’t throw his wicket.The Pakistan team is also one of the worst fielding sides in the tournament. They have to improve in this department quickly. Only then can the team hope to reach, at least, the semi-finals.advertisementZaheer Abbas is a former batsman of Pakistan. He spoke to Kaushik Deka. PITCH REPORT”There is pressure if you win, pressure if you lose. I would have told you the exact figure if I had a machine to measure it.”M.S. Dhoni, Indian captainWords WorthJournalists have deleted Tony Greig ‘s number from their phonebooks. The 6´´6´- tall English commentator has sent a letter to ESPN Star Sports asking for more money if he has to express his “valuable” views on the World Cup. He has already been paid over Rs 20 lakh by the channel for his services as a commentator. “If I have to open my mouth except for eating, you will have to pay for it,” Greig wrote.The SoothsayerAhead of the India vs England match at Bangalore on February 27, Shane Warne predicted on Twitter that the game would be a tie. Since then bookies across the globe are trying to get his number on speed dial. “Before you think there was something untoward regarding the prediction of a tie, I thought it was going to be a cracker-it was tongue-in-cheek, but right,” he tweeted again. Warnie, you are the new Octopus.last_img read more

Tens of thousands welcome Real Madrid back home after Champions League title

first_imgTens of thousands of fans endured the rain to greet Real Madrid players as they returned home early Sunday from their triumph in the Champions League final. (Real Madrid beat Atletico on penalties to win Champions League)Many waited all night after celebrating the team’s win over crosstown rival Atletico Madrid in a penalty shootout on Saturday in Milan.The players arrived in Madrid at about 6 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) and traveled on an open bus to the club’s traditional celebration spot, the Plaza de Cibeles, where an estimated 30,000 supporters welcomed the team.Players carried the Champions League trophy atop the bus, constantly showing it to the cheering fans. The word “Campeones” and “11” were displayed prominently on the bus, in reference to the club’s 11th European title.Team captain Sergio Ramos, who scored Madrid’s goal in regulation time at the San Siro, took the walkway set up over the plaza’s fountain and draped the statue of the goddess Cybele with the club’s scarf and flag, then lifted the trophy high above the famous figure.A huge video screen was set up at the plaza to allow fans to watch the final, and the party began right after Cristiano Ronaldo converted the final penalty kick in the shootout to give the club its second European title in three seasons. Light shows and music entertained the fans through the night. (Diego Simeone says future uncertain at Atletico after painful final loss)Atletico Madrid supporters, who again were denied the opportunity to celebrate the title, had gathered at a different viewing spot to watch the final.advertisementThere were no reports of major incidents between fans of the rival clubs.Real Madrid said “almost 80,000” fans watched Saturday’s final at the team’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, where four huge screens were placed at midfield. The title celebration at the stadium included confetti thrown into the air as “We are the champions” played through loudspeakers.The team will meet with the mayor of Madrid later on Sunday and again will parade through city streets.The title celebrations will culminate at night at the Bernabeu.last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar’s advice to budding cricketers: Never expose your weaknesses

first_imgHanding out tips to budding cricketers, Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar today said one should be smart enough to hide weaknesses against rival bowlers. (Virender Sehwag teases Sachin Tendulkar. Master Blaster gives an epic reply)”You can’t expose weaknesses. Once I got hit in the rib-cage. The bowler kept staring at me and I kept staring at him. It had become difficult to breath but I did not show. I knew it was broken, hit on the spot. But you never stop, you keep moving forward,” Tendulkar said at launch of IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon, to be held on February 26.Tendulkar, who was announced face of the event, said running made a huge impact on his training during a magnificent 24-year long career.”Running had a positive impact on my fitness. For us it was about speed, the short bursts and recovery to play the next ball. For running between the wickets, it was run, decelerate, touch the crease and accelerate. That’s what worked for me,” he said. (Humanly impossible to match up to Sachin Tendulkar: Virat Kohli)It was revealed that if boundaries are removed from all the runs he has scored, Tendulkar ran 353 kms between the wickets throughout his long career.Tendulkar has scored a record 34,347 international runs. (Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell to remain ‘confidential’ forever)”There is more awareness today, there are different training methods. It’s need of the hour. The Indian team is one of the best in the world. In early 90s it was not to be seen. The infrastructure has improved. Players have learnt how to dive. The guys are particular about what to eat and when to eat?,” he said.advertisementTendulkar said one must not stop while facing challenges and difficulties since success might be “at the next corner”.”I used to spend as much time on field as possible. I would train and play for 12 hours a day, it became a routine. I was happy, it was not torturing. Fielding was a bit of torture,” he said smiling.”I liked to compete. You can’t give excuses.”The New Delhi marathon will offer Rs 27 lakh as prize money across many categories.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Thalapathy 63 shooting spot accident: Vijay to provide monetary aid to injured electrician Selvaraj

first_imgVijay is currently shooting for his forthcoming film Thalapathy 63, directed by Atlee. The sports drama stars Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Daniel Balaji, Yogi Babu, Indhuja Ravindran and Varsha Bollamma in pivotal roles.Vijay is known for his philanthropic activities and recently, he visited Sri Ramachandra Hospital in Chennai to inquire about electrician Selvaraj’s health. Selvaraj, 52, got seriously injured on the sets of Thalapathy 63 when a focus light hanging from a crane fell on his head.Vijay visited the hospital and spoke to the doctors about Selvaraj’s condition. On top of it, he also assured monetary aid for his medical treatment. Photos of Vijay visiting the hospital have been doing the rounds of social media.Here are the photos: Vijay visiting injured electrician Selvaraj at the hospital Vijay having a word with the doctorsThe makers of Thalapathy 63 have erected a massive football stadium set to shoot important sequences. Vijay is touted to play the role of Michael, the captain of Tamil Nadu women’s football team, according to reports.It is also rumoured that Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is expected to play the villain in Thalapathy 63. A few days ago, Atlee was seen sitting next to SRK at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. After the match, SRK paid a visit to Atlee’s office in Chennai, which fuelled rumours of a possible collaboration.Speculation is rife that Shah Rukh Khan has okayed two scripts of Atlee. We will have to wait to see if there is any truth to these reports.ALSO SEE: Mishap on Vijay’s Thalapathy 63 sets in Chennai leaves electrician Selvaraj seriously injuredadvertisementALSO SEE: Katrina Kaif brings in Christmas cheer early with Zero co-star Anushka SharmaALSO WATCH: Engagement, haldi and garland-exchange visuals from Virat-Anushka weddinglast_img read more

Aston Villa record signing Wesley arrives at Villa Park after being granted work permit

first_imgAston Villa have completed the club-record signing of striker Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge for a reported £22 million ($28m) after he was granted a work permit.Villa had already announced a deal had been agreed with the Belgian side, but they were only able to finally present him at their training base on Tuesday, the forward having been given clearance to work in England.Wesley spent three and a half years in Brugge, becoming a key player over the past two campaigns as he scored 24 league goals in 76 matches. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Said to have cost Villa £22m, Wesley has become the club’s most expensive signing, surpassing the £19m ($24m) they reportedly parted with to sign Darren Bent from Sunderland during the 2010-11 season.Speaking to the club’s official website, Wesley said: “I’m really happy to sign for Aston Villa. “I was very happy when I heard that Aston Villa were interested in me – and for a record fee. “I’m just hoping that now I’ll be able to show why out on the pitch. I’m hoping to prove myself on the pitch. “For me the Premier League is a real stage – a great division. I’m hoping I can adapt quickly and show what I’ve got to offer.“You’re going to see a lot of power and a lot of quality. I’m really happy to have the chance to play in the Premier League and I’m hoping to play well and score lots of goals.“I hope to help Aston Villa as best as I can.”The striker becomes the first-ever Brazilian to don a Villa shirt and will join the club on their pre-season tour of USA next week.He arrives in the Midlands having spent the past three-and-a-half years in Belgium with Club Brugge, where he won two Belgian First Division titles and two Belgian Super Cups.Wesley was also awarded the Belgian Young Footballer of the Year for his performances during the 2017/18 season, in which he scored 13 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions.Prior to joining Brugge, the 22-year-old appeared for Slovakian side AS Trencin where he scored eight goals in 22 games. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Oklahoma Insider Has Update On QB Transfer Austin Kendall

first_imgOklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Austin Kendall #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Baylor Bears at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 66-33. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)This week has already consisted of two major quarterback transfers, which includes Jalen Hurts to Oklahoma and Tate Martell to Miami. With those two quarterbacks off the board, the next signal-caller ready to make headlines is Austin Kendall.Although Kendall potentially had the chance to become the 2019 starter for the Sooners, he submitted his name in the NCAA transfer portal because of the program’s interest in adding Hurts.He completed 70.6 percent of his passes in his sophomore season for 122 yards and a touchdown.Oklahoma initially wanted to block Kendall from being immediately eligible as a graduate transfer, but the Big 12 champions are now allowing him to leave Norman with zero trouble.Despite several reports stating that Kendall will officially join West Virginia for the upcoming season, his decision isn’t official yet.According to Eric Bailey of Tulsa World, the former Oklahoma quarterback will visit the Mountaineers today and his final choice will occur in the next 48 hours.Contrary to earlier reports, Austin Kendall has not made a final decision on college destination, a source told the Tulsa World on Wednesday night.Source said former #Sooners QB is visiting West Virginia on Thursday.Look for Kendall’s final choice to be made in next 48 hours. pic.twitter.com/Lie5XTGnAr— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) January 17, 2019Kendall also visited the Auburn Tigers last week, but perhaps the chance to remain in the Big 12 is intriguing enough to transfer to West Virginia.The Mountaineers will need an experienced quarterback to replace Will Grier for this season, and Kendall might be the superior option over Jack Allison.After all, the chance to play against Oklahoma could lead him to Morgantown.last_img read more

BC study says kids not eating enough veggies fruit dairy during school

first_imgVANCOUVER – Parents tasked with preparing school lunches might reach for convenient packaged foods, but the author of a new study says kids across Canada aren’t eating enough nutritious food during school hours.Claire Tugault-Lafleur, a PhD candidate in the University of British Columbia’s human nutrition program, says the study is the first to analyze differences in dietary intake patterns between school hours and non-school hours.The study published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism examined the latest data from the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey involving over 4,800 children between the ages of six and 17.Tugault-Lafleur says researchers used an index of 11 key components of a healthy diet examining all the food and drinks kids consumed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the average score was 53.4 out of 100 points.She says children in Quebec had the highest score and kids in Newfoundland and Labrador were at the bottom of the list.The lowest scores were for dark green and orange vegetables, fruit, whole grains and milk and alternatives.Tugault-Lafleur says that since 2004, all provinces have issued guidelines affecting foods sold at schools, whether in vending machines or cafeterias.last_img read more

DavidsTea board to scrutinize cofounders slate of director nominees

first_imgMONTREAL – The chair of DavidsTea’s current board says it’s carefully reviewing a slate of director nominees submitted by a 46 per cent shareholder that has indicated an interest in taking the chain of tea shops private.DavidsTea chairman Maurice Tousson — who isn’t one of the shareholder’s nominees — says in a statement that the current directors are committed to ensuring all shareholders are fairly represented on the board.Rainy Day Investments Ltd. is controlled by co-founder Herschel Segal, who indicated in February that RDI is exploring the possibility of taking the company private. Segal resigned from the board effective March 5.Rainy Day announced Monday that it’s nominating Segal as one of eight proposed directors. The other nominees include Lorenzo Salvaggio, another former director of DavidsTea, and Emilia Di Raddo who remains on the current board.The company’s statement on Thursday said the board hasn’t received a formal proposal from Rainy Day Investments and Tousson said the board is working to ensure the management team of DavidsTea stays focused on improving operations.DavidsTea has only been publicly traded since June 2015, when it listed on the Nasdaq stock market as part of an expansion plan. It currently has 236 tea shops across Canada and the United States.Companies in this story: (Nasdaq:DTEA)last_img read more

UN stands up with millions across the world to take action against

17 October 2008There is no time to waste in the fight against poverty, the Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro warned as she led a gathering at the United Nations to symbolically stand up against poverty today, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. There is no time to waste in the fight against poverty, the Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro warned as she led a gathering at the United Nations to symbolically stand up against poverty today, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.“We join millions around the world today standing up against hunger and malnutrition; Standing up against deaths from preventable diseases; Standing up against poor living conditions,” Ms. Migiro told participants.The event at UN Headquarters is part of the global “Stand Up and Take Action against Poverty” campaign, involving some 67 million people – or about 1 per cent of the world’s population – in over 2,000 events across more than 100 countries this weekend.The campaign is aimed at mobilizing support to fight against poverty and call on world leaders to deliver their commitments to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the internationally agreed targets to halve extreme poverty and address other social ills by 2015.“There are still 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty. More than 30,000 people die of malnutrition, avoidable diseases and hunger every day. There is no time to waste if we are to achieve the MDGs by the target year of 2015,” Ms. Migiro told UN staff, senior officials, diplomats, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and students pledging their support.“We are standing because everyday 50,000 people die needlessly as a result of extreme poverty, and the gap between the rich and poor is getting wider,” participants read out as part of their pledge taken on the front lawn of the Secretariat building.President of the General Assembly, Miguel d’Escoto, said in his address to the event that “the persistence of poverty represents a flagrant violation of the human rights of most of the world’s people.”“This poverty is inexcusable, since it is a man-made problem caused by the dominant culture’s perverse logic of selfishness and is within our power to eradicate,” Mr. d’Escoto added.“I call on all parties not to reduce aid in these trying times; instead, we should triple it. Let us not wait until the poor and excluded take to the streets to demand it.”Cast members of the Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities also performed at the ceremony, which marked the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Meanwhile more than 10,000 people from all parts of Thai society took part in an event in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, where the UN and Thai Government pledged their commitment to stamping out poverty and inequality.The event started with a walk, symbolizing unity behind the goal of eliminating poverty, and ended with Government officials signing a promise committing them to on behalf of the approximately 5.4 million Thais living below the national poverty line. The UN Millennium Campaign, responsible for initiating the annual Stand Up events, says that luminaries such as Bono, Archbishop Tutu and Martin Luther King III will join the millions demanding governments keep promises made at the Millennium summit in 2000 to achieve the MDGs.“From Friday to Sunday, in rich and poor countries, at concerts and sporting events, in universities and in houses of worship, millions of people will show that they will not remain seated in the face of poverty and broken promises to end it,” said Salil Shetty, Director of the UN Millennium Campaign.“This mass mobilization will demonstrate to world leaders that citizens do not consider the global financial crisis to be an excuse for breaking promises, and they must commit to concrete plans of action now to eradicate extreme poverty and achieve the MDGs by 2015.” read more

Warrant issued for Vaass son

Ravindu Gunawardena has been accused on assaulting Nipuna Dhanushka Ramanayake, a student of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) in 2009.The CID had meanwhile told Court this week that Ravindu Gunawardena is also a suspect in the murder of the Muslim businessman over which his father has already been arrested. (Colombo Gazette) The Kaduwala Magistrate today issued an arrest warrant for former DIG Vaas Gunawardena’s son Ravindu Gunawardena.The warrant was issued after he failed to appear in court in connection with an assault incident.

Police Arrest Two Price Men in Vehicle Theft Case

Travis Loveland Price City Police Department Press ReleaseOn Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Price City Police Officer Jared Hansen received a report of a stolen 2008 black Hummer from an auto repair shop in south Price. The vehicle had been stolen sometime since the previous evening.The vehicle had been left with the repair shop since Jan. 9 when it became disabled and required significant repair work. The owner had been en route from a visit in Texas, back to his employment in Washington. The vehicle was going to have to be left, while the parts were procured, and then the actual repairs were completed. The local shop made sure the owner was taken care of and transported him to Provo where he could get transportation back to Washington.The repairs were completed and paid for by the owner, and the vehicle was parked in the shop’s lot pending retrieval by the owner.When shop personnel made the theft report, they noted they still had the owner’s keys to the vehicle.Officer Hansen began his investigation and confirmed the owner had not picked up the vehicle. He was current on his monthly payments, so the vehicle was not repossessed, and he otherwise had given no one else permission to get the vehicle.Officer Hansen was able to obtain security video from area businesses, confirm an accomplice was involved and observe the actual vehicle theft and getaway.The following day, officer Cameron Sartori located the stolen Hummer at a north Price residence, which turned out to be the residence of the alleged suspect. Contact was made with Travis Martin Jordan, DOB 6-2-85, of Price (formerly from California). Jordan was allegedly in possession of two new keys and a new fob that worked with the Hummer.Jordan was transported to the Price Police Department where he was mirandized and allegedly agreed to an interview with officer Hansen.Jordan allegedly explained while at the repair shop for legitimate business of his own, he was approached by a shop employee claiming the Hummer could be sold because the owner had been deported and the “second owner” of the vehicle just wanted to sell it.Several off-site visits were made to firm up arrangements, concluding with a final visit including the “second owner.” Money was exchanged and a handwritten bill of sale was allegedly given to Jordan. The bill of sale has been collected as evidence. Other things were allegedly discussed in this interview.Officer Hansen was aware that the actual one and only owner had not given permission for the vehicle to be sold nor had the owner done so himself (the company he works for confirms he had worked every day for the last several weeks in Washington State).Officer Hansen arrested and booked Jordan into the Carbon County Jail for second-degree felony theft of an automobile. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the rightful owner.Based on the information officer Hansen obtained, he continued investigation into the shop employee who arranged for the sale of the Hummer. This person turned out to be Travis Jon Loveland, DOB 11-26-90, of Price, who actually reached out to the police department, allegedly wanting to talk about the investigation. Officer Hansen mirandized Loveland at the police department and Loveland agreed to talk with Hansen. Loveland allegedly initially denied having anything to do with arranging the “theft/sale” of the Hummer. Loveland would allegedly acknowledge arranging a different type of crime with Jordan that did not come about. Officer Hansen discussed some alleged inconsistencies with Loveland’s version of events, and Loveland declined to continue talking at that time.Officer Hansen also arrested and booked Loveland into jail for second-degree felony theft of an automobile.According to court records, Jordan has 28 previous incidents out of California, including convictions for grand theft, burglary and robbery, all felony 1 charges in CA. There are also other theft-related charges. Jordan also spent time in prison in CA beginning in 2008. Bail was set at $20,000.According to court records, Loveland has six previous incidents, including drug, alcoho, and retail theft offenses. Bail was set at $10,000. Travis Jordan read more

150 jobs to go as Musgrave ends deal with Blanchardstown supplier

first_imgWINCANTON, WHICH OPERATES a distribution plant in Blanchardstown, west Dublin on behalf of Musgrave, has announced the potential redundancy of 150 employees at the site.The company’s current contract is not being renewed by the retail chain when it comes to an end in September, following a decision by Musgrave to supply all of its stores directly from its own distribution network.Following confirmation of the news, Musgrave announced that it would be hiring 134 new employees across its network of depots in Kilcock, Co Kildare, Fonthill in Dublin and in Cork.“This will ensure the optimum use of the existing distribution network,” the company said in a statement.According to a statement from Wincanton:The company is now entering a 30-day period of consultation with its employees and SIPTU.Read: A ‘black day’ for Donegal Gaeltacht as 140 jobs go at Largo Foodslast_img read more

Cholestérol les statines des médicaments inefficaces et mal utilisés

first_imgCholestérol : les statines, des médicaments inefficaces et mal utilisés ?Selon le professeur Philippe Even, les médicaments contre le cholestérol ne serviraient à rien. Il estime en effet qu’”un taux de cholestérol élevé n’est pas la cause des infarctus du myocarde et des accidents vasculaires cérébraux”. Cinq mois après avoir publié un ouvrage sur les médicaments en collaboration avec le professeur Bernard Debré, le professeur Philippe Even revient à la charge en publiant un autre livre dans lequel il explique que les médicaments contre le cholestérol ne servent à rien. Selon lui, “un taux de cholestérol élevé n’est pas la cause des infarctus du myocarde et des accidents vasculaires cérébraux”. Il martèle ainsi dans La vérité sur le cholestérol qui sortira le 21 février : “Il n’y a aucun exemple, dans toute l’histoire du médicament d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, d’un dérapage scientifique et éthique comparable et d’une cascade de tromperies aussi moralement choquantes”. Pour ce pneumologue, le cholestérol pourrait n’être rien de moins qu’un ennemi imaginaire contre lequel des millions de personnes se battent pour rien depuis des années. “Le cholestérol, est sans danger”, affirme-t-il encore et les statines censées lutter contre celui-ci seraient prescrites inutilement dans 90% des cas. Un marché mondial de 25 milliards de dollars par an Il affirme en effet que les statines “n’ont en rien modifié la fréquence des maladies cardio-vasculaires”. Sans surprise, ces affirmations ont de quoi faire grincer des dents les laboratoires pharmaceutiques qui écoulent pour 2 milliards d’euros de statines en France, faisant de ces produits leur principale source de revenu dans le monde (25 milliards de dollars par an). Avec les 5 millions de Français sous traitement (200 millions dans le monde) ces 2 milliards représentent un quart du déficit de l’assurance maladie, selon le professeur Even. D’autant que les statines, en principe destinées à faire baisser le taux de cholestérol en cas d’antécédent cardiaque notamment, sont actuellement prescrites à titre préventif. Face à cette nouvelle attaque, la Haute Autorité de santé (HAS) a aussitôt réagi en rejetant les accusations du pneumologue et en demandant aux malades de “ne pas interrompre leur traitement sans en avoir discuté avec leur médecin”. Citée par le Point.fr, elle a néanmoins admis que les statines n’étaient pas toujours bien prescrites et qu’elles étaient prescrites abusivement à des personnes ayant un taux de cholestérol élevé mais ne présentant pas d’autre facteur de risque cardio-vasculaire. Le cholestérol, une “invention” des labos pharmaceutiques ?À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?”Les statines ont une place dans la prise en charge de certains patients, car elles sont associées à une baisse de la mortalité d’environ 10% et du risque de la survenue d’accidents cardiovasculaires”, estime la HAS qui se base sur une méta-analyse datant de 2010 et ayant porté sur 91 études internationales incluant 170.000 patients. Le professeur Even n’est pourtant pas le seul à affirmer haut et fort que les statines n’ont que peu d’intérêt dans le cadre d’une maladie imaginaire. Le cardiologue Michel de Lorgeril, chercheur au CNRS, clame lui aussi depuis près de 15 ans que le cholestérol “n’est pas une maladie”, mais “une invention” des laboratoires pharmaceutiques. En tout, 98 chercheurs internationaux indépendants se sont regroupés en 2002 au sein du Thincs (the International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics) pour contester les bénéfices de statines, notamment sur les patients ne présentant pas d’antécédent cardiaque.Le 15 février 2013 à 20:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Braun Strowman sends out message after surgery Interviews after Smackdown Live

first_imgFacebook WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WhatsApp Google+ WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Braun Strowman sent out a tweet last night sending a message after he underwent surgery on his elbow this week in Birmingham, Alabama.As reported earlier, WWE described the surgery as a success. Strowman had bone spurs removed from his elbow after being written off television last week.A pre-taped promo featuring Strowman did air on RAW this past Monday.The countdown to my return and your end starts now. #TickTock pic.twitter.com/FedLhQ3HEz— Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) November 28, 2018Interviews after Smackdown LiveWWE posted these interviews after last night’s Smackdown Live in Minneapolis.center_img Pinterest Twitter Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Ramon Calderons latest attack on Florentino Perez

first_imgFormer president Ramon Calderon spoke to Mundo Deportivo about the current crisis in the club, he points his finger directly at Florentino Perez.With the lack of positive results that Real Madrid has right now, it’s quite easy for people like Ramon Calderon to accuse Florentino Perez of all the mishaps that have taken place inside the club.The former Real Madrid president has always been very vocal about his hatred towards the man who took his job back in 2009, the Madridistas voted for Florentino Perez to come back and save the club from ostracism and he made them go back to their days of glory in a little less than a decade.But an institution such as Real Madrid can’t spend more than a single season without winning trophies, because its detractors don’t take long to surface back out and come after the president for the current situation in the club.Ramon Calderon is one of the club’s most outspoken critics who has always expressed his disapproval of several decisions that Florentino has made over the years and this current time of crisis is no different.But Calderon’s approach has a lot more to do with a single fact, which is the recent confrontation that the current president had with Cristiano Ronaldo that resulted in the Portuguese forward’s exit.💥 Rajada de Ramón Calderón contra Florentino Pérez:“Es un ingeniero. Sabe muy bien construir puentes y túneles pero un equipo de fútbol no es lo mismo” https://t.co/9xH4A1Mz8t vía @JoanPoquiEraso pic.twitter.com/SYZFVlBCHX— Mundo Deportivo (@mundodeportivo) October 25, 2018We all know the story of how things went, how Florentino refused to give Ronaldo his major well-deserved payday and how things just started crumbling down from that moment forward until the state of things today.Los Blancos are now under one of their biggest crisis in recent memory, with a manager who is very different to what they had with Zinedine Zidane and without Cristiano Ronaldo.The Portuguese forward is now living a new great chapter of his career at Juventus and proving every day, that Florentino Perez made a terrible mistake when he refused to humor the player’s wage demands.This is the single most important reason why Real Madrid is currently going through this deplorable form, it is also the best excuse that all critics like Ramon Calderon needed to come after the club’s weak points and why they came out of their caves when the most successful football institution in history is going through some hard times.Ramon spoke to Mundo Deportivo this Thursday about several topics. He wants Julen Lopetegui to remain in the club despite the bad results, he thinks Jose Mourinho will take his place, but he doesn’t want the Portuguese manager’s return to Los Blancos.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.But his biggest point of criticism, was against Florentino Perez’s poor decision-making when Cristiano Ronaldo asked for that pay raise.🇪🇸 HE GETS TOO INVOLVEDDoes Florentino Perez get involved in the club’s on the pitch ordeals?Former president Ramon Calderon thinks he does…📞 0208 70 20 558📻 558 AM/DAB📲 https://t.co/XWhRQgRLH7 pic.twitter.com/cbLXONKLOb— LOVE SPORT Radio (@lovesportradio) October 23, 2018“You can feel Cristiano’s absence in Real Madrid. In any company when success occurs like the case of Real Madrid, the employees naturally expect for the working conditions to improve or they ask for them,” said Calderon.“Management didn’t listen to his requests and he was reading that another player was coming and he was getting paid with €350 million, and he was only getting €50 million. Ronaldo was reading this every day.”“There comes a moment in which you realize that they don’t want you in the company anymore, this was the president’s biggest mistake. In Real Madrid, we have a system in which we sign players out of a whim, out of impulse and there is no sporting director.”“In this club, the president is the only man responsible for the sporting side of the institution and he is an engineer. Florentino knows how to build bridges, tunnels, and highways very well. But building a football club is not the same.”“I believe Cristiano also made a big mistake by leaving, there are not many clubs that can give you what Real Madrid can,” he concluded.Do you agree with Calderon about Florentino and Cristiano Ronaldo’s mistake? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Local Idol contestant survives Group Day in Hollywood

first_imgVancouver’s Daniel Seavey, 15, advanced again on “American Idol,” which aired Wednesday on Fox. His challenge on Wednesday’s broadcast was a group performance with three other singers. The group of guys dubbed itself LKYCO, which stands for Ladies Keep Your Clothes On. After LKYCO sang One Direction’s “Story of My Life,” judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. decided against sending any of them home. Seavey jumped up and down after hearing the news.“I really heard some beautiful things,” Lopez told the group. Wednesday’s episode gave a glimpse into previously recorded Hollywood Week, in which 218 hopefuls were narrowed to 48. Those 48 contestants advanced to a new part of the competition, Idol Showcase, taped in December at the House of Blues in Hollywood, Calif. The first episode from Idol Showcase airs next week. From there, about 20 semifinalists will go to Motown Week, to be taped at the Fillmore Theater in Detroit, according to www.on-camera-audiences.com, which is selling the live-audience tickets. Those who survive Motown Week will move on to live shows in March.last_img read more

Kid Cudi Opens Up About Mental Health With Jada Pinkett Smith Willow

first_imgNews The GRAMMY winner details his past struggles with substance abuse: “I was very good at keeping my troubles hidden”Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Dec 18, 2018 – 3:35 pm Rapper Kid Cudi rose swiftly into the spotlight with his GRAMMY-nominated debut single “Day ‘N’ Nite” in 2008, along with a budding friendship with Kanye West, who signed him to his G.O.O.D. Music label that year. Fast-forward to 2018, with plenty more successes under his belt, Cudi has revealed that at one point he was silently—yet deeply­—struggling through it.”I was very good at keeping my troubles hidden. Even from my friends, I was really good at that,” Cudi shares in a recent conversation on “Red Table Talk,” a Facebook Watch show hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her daughter, Willow Smith, and mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris. The topic of discussion was mental health, with Cudi sharing his personal struggles with stress, depression and substance abuse, and how he was finally able to heal.The episode, titled “Confronting Mental Illness,” opened with a discussion with the three generations of women, who brought in Cudi as their special guest. As he sat down, Jada shared how special it was to see one of the artists her children looked up to (including Willow, who has put out two albums of her own) live up to his name.In turn, Cudi revealed how he felt pressure to be someone people could look up to, which caused him to feel he didn’t have space for how he really felt.”It’s like my life was like this show and I was always supposed to be on, but when the show was over I was completely miserable. For a long time I was not happy when I woke up in the morning,” the rapper said. “It took me a minute to realize there was something going wrong with me.”He shared that he had struggled with drug use when he first was in the public eye, and quit after getting arrested in 2010. When the spotlight came for him in 2008, he felt new stresses and had no outlet for his emotions, nor did he feel like he had anyone to really help him through this new lifestyle in a healthy way.”Being famous…was weird for me early on. It happened really fast for me, and nobody coached me, no mentorship, I was just kinda in it. I was a kid. 23, 24 is still a kid…it was like, ‘Oh, maybe if I try drugs I can be okay,'” Cudi explained.He also shared that he always hid his drug use from everyone in his life, and in addition to feeling pressure to keep up his image as “everybody’s hero,” he also kept his struggles to himself “because I was ashamed.” This led to a rollercoaster of bottled emotions, secret on-and-off drug use and deep levels of unhappiness. He said that by 2016 “when I wasn’t at work it was a nightmare. So I used drugs again.”Jada asked if he thought he had been using drugs to try to manage the depression, to which Cudi agreed, and revealed he eventually reached a breaking point which led him to find help where he could face his pain head-on. “[Rehab] finally helped me talk through it…I don’t think I ever really did that in my life. I never really thought about ‘Well, why am I depressed?'”Towards the end of the conversation Willow tearfully brought up young people dying, like the late rapper Mac Miller: “So many young people are just dying because of trying to satiate those emotions with drugs.”Cudi’s story is triumphant and points to the struggle so many young people in the public eye and the music industry face. It also demonstrates how artists’ honesty about their pain can not only help them process, but it can help others struggling with depression and addiction relate as well.Logic Opens Up About His Truth & “Hardest Years Of My Life, Mentally”Read more Email Kid Cudi Opens Up About Mental Health kid-cudi-opens-about-mental-health-jada-pinkett-smith-willow-smith Kid Cudi Opens Up About Mental Health With Jada Pinkett Smith & Willow Smith Twitter Facebook last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of August 19, 2018:Address: 269 Ballardvale StreetPrice: $1,320,000Buyer: 16 Robin LLCSeller: 269 Ballardvale Street LLCDate: 8/21/18Use: Office/IndustrialLot Size: 47,480 sfAddress: 44 Cunningham StreetPrice: $419,000Buyer: Thomas P. SheehanSeller: JMF Realty LLCDate: 8/24/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 4,792 sfAddress: 24 Dorchester StreetPrice: $580,000Buyer: Tich B. HuynhSeller: John Houghton & Yiching HoughtonDate: 8/23/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 30,056 sfAddress: 35 Fairmeadow RoadPrice: $559,000Buyer: Timothy J. RairnoSeller: Cosmo Disanto & Giuseppina DisantoDate: 8/21/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,890 sfAddress: 41 Lake StreetPrice: $484,900Buyer: Robert J. BrennanSeller: Edward P. White, Trustee for LPMDate: 8/22/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 20,909 sfAddress: 3 Linda RoadPrice: $425,000Buyer: Rocco RanieriSeller: Antonio S. Marino, Trustee for Antonio & Anna V. MarinoDate: 8/24/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,091 sfAddress: 1 Sheridan RoadPrice: $620,000Buyer: Matthew R. Griesbach & Whitney J. GriesbachSeller: Wildcats Realty LLCDate: 8/24/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 11,761 sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

8 Netflix Shows that Shouldnt Have Gotten Another Season

first_imgIron FistTo this day, the worst thing Marvel has put out. Even Inhumans, while worse on a technical level, was at least bad in an interesting way. There was nothing entertaining about the first season of Iron Fist. I love the fact that my job requires me to watch endless amounts of Marvel content. It might be my favorite thing about writing for Geek dot com. But Iron Fist was WORK. This was a show that started with an insufferable protagonist and gave him zero character development for 13 episodes. Why? Because they were saving that for The Defenders, a completely different show. It wasn’t just Danny that sunk this season, though. Iron Fist is a kung fu show that couldn’t show you any kung fu. Rather than watch how the other Marvel Netflix series shot action scenes, Iron Fist was full of shaky cam and quick, dizzying cuts that obscured the action. Presumably to hide a stunt double or something. Even worse, the season didn’t even have a real villain until the last two episodes. And by that point, it was hard to care. Iron Fist is getting a second season, and my expectations couldn’t be lower. Defenders miraculously made the character work by pairing him with heroes who refused to put up with his crap. I have no confidence Season Two will have the self-awareness to pull that off. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Overall, Netflix original series have generally been pretty good. They started out strong with the first season of House of Cards, and the quality has rarely fallen too far below that. Sure, subsequent seasons haven’t been quite as compelling, but I don’t regret the time I’ve spent watching them. (And the upcoming final season will likely be even better without Kevin Spacey and with a focus on Claire, who was always the more interesting character.) There are few Netflix original series that aren’t at least OK. We’re still at the point where a series debuting on the streaming service is reason enough to at least check it out.That said, the service hasn’t been without its stinkers. And since time slots aren’t a thing on the internet, the streaming service has less incentive than traditional TV networks to cancel a show that doesn’t work. Sometime’s it works out. Sometimes a show finds itself in its second season and becomes something better. Other times, the second season, or even just the announcement of one, leaves you shouting “Stop!” at your TV. That’s what happened with these shows.13 Reasons WhyThe big one. There’s still widespread debate about whether the first season should have happened, considering it looked at all the guidelines for how to portray suicide in media and ignored all of them. That’s not even getting into the questionable plot that appeared to glorify the act at times. Then there’s the fact that the book it’s based on was entirely covered in the first season. That lead to a second installment that felt completely unnecessary from moment one, and went for extreme shock value to maintain relevance. Even its claims of realism fall flat because the show is so inept at portraying how humans, even teenage humans, act. And it’s just been renewed for a second season, so we get to go through all of this again next year. And there is no amount of reasons that will ever adequately explain why.Fred Savage, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse, Jae Suh Park, Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Billy Eichner (Photo via Netflix) For more on the best streaming services to view Netflix on head over to our roundup. Stay on targetcenter_img Friends from CollegeThis is a series that proves it doesn’t matter how talented your cast is. Even the greatest comedic actors can’t overcome a bad script. Even people as charming as Keegan Michael Key and Cobie Smulders can’t make us root for any of these people. It’s possible to build wonderful, successful comedies around unlikable people. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You’re the Worst and Seinfeld all did great things with the formula. But the characters in Friends from College aren’t terrible in that way. They’re just obnoxious. They’re the people you invite when you want to end a party early.  It’s not even fun when things go wrong because the situations are never outlandish, and the scripts are never witty enough to make those things entertaining. It’s a bland, boring comedy. So, of course, Netflix renewed it for a second season. Star power counts for a lot, I guess.BloodlineOh boy, this is a perfect example of why you should quit while you’re ahead. The first season of this thriller series was captivating. We all loved watching this family tear itself apart as darker secrets came to the surface. Plus, outside of the typical end-of-season tease for the next one, it was a fairly complete story. It built to a satisfying conclusion, and we all would have been fine if Bloodline turned out to be a one-off. Then season two happened and it was… fine. It felt less focused and less urgent than the first. But hey, second season slump is a thing. If the show could pull itself together in the third, all would have been fine. It didn’t. It started out promising enough, setting up dramatic threads that just went nowhere. Nothing was wrapped up in a satisfying way, and the third season turned into a painful slog. Bloodline had such a strong start, but the end came two years too late.Benedict Wong, Lorenzo Richelmy (Photo by Phil Bray, via Netflix)Marco PoloWho doesn’t love historical drama? Sword, adventure, the ability to pretend it’s an educational experience… A good historical drama has it all. Marco Polo tried to. The production values on this show were astounding. Netflix has a considerable amount of money, and it was all on the screen during this show. If only they thought of anything interesting to do with it. A boring story that took forever to go anywhere was made worse by a protagonist so wooden you could build the sets with him. Netflix let this thing drag on for two whole seasons before pulling the plug. In total, it lost them $200 million, making Marco Polo the most expensive nap I’ve taken to date. What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies Arrested DevelopmentIt pains me to say this, but Netflix should have just let this series remain in the past. We were all so excited when we heard the streaming service was reviving it. Finally, this brilliant series would get its due. They even got all the original cast back… just not together. And that was the problem. What made that series work so well was how the actors played off each other. It’s what made the Michael-George Michael scenes so awkward. It’s what led to moments like the conflicting chicken impressions. With Season Four filmed when all the actors were in the middle of several other projects, there was no chance of any of that happening. What we got was a weird shell of what the show once was. Also, as the years have gone by, its become clear that Arrested Development was better as a memory. We could remember all the good jokes and conveniently forget the fact that Season Three got a little too mean-spirited. That Charlize Theron arc was never OK. (Though the Monster gag in it was admittedly hilarious.)Now it’s back for yet another season, and well… it’s a lot better than the fourth. It still doesn’t quite have the magic of seasons one or two, though. And it’s really hard to watch now what Jeffery Tambour is like. I generally try to separate art from the artist, but I just can’t when I know what happened while the cameras weren’t recording. The way he treated Jessica Walter is abhorrent, and the way the rest of the men in the cast defended it in that New York Times interview makes me think less of them. But what it really boils down to is I can’t ignore that the product on screen caused one of my favorite people in it some amount of pain. That sucks, and it cast a shadow over an otherwise enjoyable season.Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron (Photo by Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix)Hemlock GroveThere are some abysmal shows on this list, but none were as painful to watch as Hemlock Grove. It was sold as Eli Roth’s take on Twin Peaks with werewolves and vampires thrown in. I’ve never been the biggest fan of Roth’s movies, but the trailers looked super interesting, so I gave it a shot. The one good thing I could say about it was the wolf transformation was cool. It was a unique version of something we’ve seen done so many times in movies and TV. It leaned into the body horror involved in such a transformation in a deliciously, uncomfortably gory way. Too bad everything else about this show was so stupid. The characters were paper thin. There seemed to be no reason behind anything they did or said. The dialog was groan-worthy, the story never went anywhere, and anything you’d normally consider a twist was telegraphed whole episodes in advance. All of this was delivered with some of the worst acting available on the streaming service. Hemlock Grove lasted three whole seasons, which is about two and a half longer than it should have.John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Bob Saget (Photo by Michael Yarish/Netflix)Fuller HouseI get it. Nostalgia’s hot right now. But how did we convince ourselves that Full House was ever any good, much less deserving of a sequel series? The original show was saccharine, unfunny family fare. The kind of show that thought sentimentality was a substitute for humor. Its Netflix sequel was… that all over again, but in HD this time. The first episode was novel for what it was: a reunion of a show that somehow became a ubiquitous part of millennial childhood. Then, the rest of the season was more of the same. The same unfunny jokes, the same tired sitcom premises, the same people doing the same things over and over again. Even its one good joke, about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen not wanting to return for the show, was repeated so many times over the course of the season it lost all its humor. Even Deadpool would tell the Tanners to cool it with the fourth-wall-breaking jokes. Fuller House was renewed for a fourth season earlier this year, proving there’s no song lyric more ironic than “Whatever happened to predictability?”last_img read more