Hanuma Vihari was a happy man after he ended up picking two crucial wickets on the opening day of the second Test in Perth on Friday.Australia reached 277 for 6 at the close of play on Day 1, with Tim Paine and Pat Cummins being the two not out batsmen.Vihari, who replaced Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing XI, got the wickets of opener Marcus Harris (70) and Shaun Marsh (45) to finish the day with 2 for 53. Ashwin missed out due to a side strain.After Australia were reduced to 148 for 4, Marsh and Travis Head brought Australia back in the game with an 84-run run stand for the fifth wicket. But it was Vihari who succeeded in breaking that partnership when he found the edge of Marsh’s bat to Ajinkya Rahane at slips.Oh, what a feeling for India late on day one with this ripper grab from Ajinkya Rahane!#AUSvIND | @Toyota_Aus pic.twitter.com/jImfIOFY2kcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 14, 2018Earlier, Vihari had also got the wicket of Harris, who completed his maiden half-century after lunch.That’s done a bit!Watch live via Kayo here: https://t.co/mzWOwn19la #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/osacWodOwlcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 14, 2018″It was an important wicket at that stage because he was set and was looking dangerous after lunch,” Vihari said at the post match press conference.On his own bowling, Vihari said his job was to bowl tight lines and give the pacers some rest.”Overall, I was prepared for that [to bowl] and happy that I could do my job. I tried to bowl a little quicker. I was trying to hit the surface a little bit more and get the bounce of the wicket. I tried to keep it tight and give seamers some rest,” Vihari said.advertisementVihari also praised India’s fight and said the morning session on day two could shape the match.”Our plan was to be disciplined and I think we did very well in that aspect after bouncing back in all three sessions. Overall, bowlers put in a great effort.”It was a slow wicket to start with. It gained pace after lunch. Bowlers adjusted really well and we were happy with the way we bowled throughout the day,” he said.”I think the first hour tomorrow will be very crucial. If we get them out below 320 then we are right back in the game.”Harris, Aaron Finch and Travis Head all made half-centuries but none of them was able to really put their foot down on the gas as India pegged the Australians back on a grassy, drop-in wicket that occasionally played a few tricks.Recalled spin-bowling all-rounder Vihari and quick Ishant Sharma claimed two wickets apiece to get the tourists back into the contest after the Australians had won the toss and batted through the first session without losing a wicket.Also Read | Were India conned into playing 4 pacers in Perth? Experts disagree with Kohli’s callAlso Read | For ICC boss, India not among favourites to win 2019 World CupAlso Read | Shane Warne fancies an Australian win: Aussie pacers will blow India away in Perth
Perth made all three finals, winning the Mixed and Men’s Open finals and coming second in the Women’s Open division. The Mixed Open division played five round games before contesting finals in a big day on Sunday, with the Brothers finishing the round games on top of the ladder. In the first semi final, the Brothers defeated Peel Districts by one touchdown, 2-1, to progress through to the final. In the second semi final, Wanneroo defeated the Chiefs 4-1 to meet the Brothers in the final. In the final, Perth Brothers defeated Wanneroo by three touchdowns, 9-6, to take out the Mixed Open title. Joey Simpkins was named the Male Mixed Open Most Valuable Player, while Melissa Rowe was named the Female Mixed Open Most Valuable Player. In the semi finals of the Men’s Open division, the Sharks were too strong for Wanneroo, winning by four touchdowns, 11-7, while the Brothers were 11-8 winners over the Southern Stars. The Perth Brothers were too strong in the final, defeating the Sharks 12-5. The Men’s Open Most Valuable Player was Craig Sealey from the Perth Brothers. In the Women’s Open division, the semi finals saw the Brothers take on the Northern Spirit while the Southern Stars played the Sharks. The Brothers progressed through to the final after beating the Spirit, 5-4, while the Stars also beat the Sharks by one touchdown, 7-6. The Southern Stars’ Sharon Wong was named the Women’s Open Most Valuable Player. The following referees were named to control the grand finals:Men’s Open Annabell ConnollyJames McMahonRichard McIllroyMixed Open Joe JeffriesPaul RichardsonAndrew ScotfordWomen’s Open John BedfordJohn CorserBen MortonThe Most Improved Referee award was presented to Zoltan Nattan. For more information, please visit the following website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-3184-0-120999-0&sID=31705
Sembmarine SLP Welcomes Lowestoft Conference Initiative (UK)Sembmarine SLP Welcomes Lowestoft Conference Initiative (UK)
此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 My location zoom The Lowestoft Conference will take place on 15 April 2014 at Rotterdam Road in Lowestoft.Sembmarine SLP Managing Director Paul Thomson has welcomed the Lowestoft Conference initiative, saying:“With over 350 employees, Sembmarine SLP is one of Lowestoft’s major employers and my colleagues and I are very pleased that we are going to have the opportunity to discuss priorities for the town and its economy with local leaders.“The town’s skyline will soon lose the Golden Eagle Living as it goes into service in the North Sea in May 2014, however we are working on a number of other valuable and interesting contract opportunities. Offshore wind energy is set to make an enormous impact on East Anglia’s energy sector over the coming years, and there are engineering elements of an offshore wind farm which offer considerable potential to Sembmarine SLP.“Job creation and skills development, the quayside infrastructure, sea defences and road improvements are amongst the key issues that we will wish to raise at this event.”He continued: “I hope there will be strong support for this initiative from the town’s business community.” Sembmarine, March 25, 2014 Print Close
zoom Aulong Shipbuilding, a joint venture company formed by Austal Limited and Guandong Jianglong Shipbuilding of Zhuhai, China, has won the first ferry contract to build a 42 metre high speed aluminium ferry for Chinese mainland operator Blue Sea Jet.Less than two months after the announcement of the joint venture, the company has been awarded the AUD 10 million (USD 7.6 million) contract to design and build the ferry, which will be able to carry up to 288 passengers on the Zhuhai – Hong Kong route.The company would launch the construction of the vessel in October 2016 at Jianglong Shipbuilding’s established facilities in Guangdong province, with delivery scheduled for October 2017.The vessel would be based on Austal’s design which optimises performance and fuel efficiency, according to the company.Aulong Shipbuilding was established in June 2016 with the aim of pursuing commercial passenger and non-military vessel opportunities in mainland China. Jianglong Shipbuilding holds a 60% stake in the company, while Austal holds the remaining share.
HC quashes defamation proceedings against Ratan Tata othersHC quashes defamation proceedings against Ratan Tata others
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday quashed proceedings initiated by a local court against Tata Sons’ former chairman Ratan Tata, its current chairman N Chandrasekaran and eight directors of the firm in a criminal defamation case filed by Nusli Wadia. In December 2018, a magistrate court in the city issued notices to Ratan Tata and the others in the criminal defamation case filed by Wadia. Wadia filed the case in 2016 after he was voted out of the boards of some Tata Group companies. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Tata and others then approached the high court seeking to quash and set aside the proceedings initiated against them. A division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre on Monday quashed and set aside the proceedings. Senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Ratan Tata, earlier told the court that the defamation case was because of a fallout of a corporate dispute. He said the entire case was filed with complete non-application of mind. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “The case is only a fallout of a corporate dispute between Ratan Tata and Nusli Wadia, who is a strong supporter of Cyrus Mistry,” Singhvi argued. Wadia, in his complaint before the magistrate, claimed that Tata and others made defamatory statements against him after they removed Cyrus Mistry on October 24, 2016 as the group chairman of Tata Sons. Wadia was on the board as an independent director of group companies like Indian Hotels Company, that runs the Taj group of hotels, TCS, Tata Motors and Tata Steel, among others. He was voted out by shareholders at a specially convened general meeting between December 2016 and February 2017. Wadia said he approached the magistrates court as he was not satisfied with the explanation given by the respondents (Tata and others) following his letters to them. He, therefore, initiated defamation proceedings against Tata and others under Indian Penal Code Section 500. Singhvi argued before the high court that what the complainant, Wadia, has termed as defamatory is wrong and not “defamatory per se”. “The November 2016 letters and minutes of the meeting circulated by Tata Sons to its group companies only sought for Wadia’s removal as he was acting against the company’s interest,” Singhvi said.
Electric cars will be cheaper than gas models but Canada lags inElectric cars will be cheaper than gas models but Canada lags in
OTTAWA – A Canadian energy think tank says the world is less than a decade away from the tipping point at which electric cars will cost the same as conventional gas-powered vehicles.But in a report released Thursday, Clean Energy Canada says this country is lagging on the government polices that elsewhere are helping spur consumers to adopt the new technology despite reservations about everything from price to reliability to the distance they can travel on a single charge.“The only way we will get to a point where an electric car is an equivalent or cheaper price than a gas car is if we can achieve a certain scale of production and to achieve that production we need to do more to make it easier for consumers to choose electric vehicles,” said Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at the think tank.Canada also doesn’t produce any mass-market electric vehicles, fewer than half of Canadian dealerships of car makers that have electric vehicle models even sell them and supply is so limited here it can take months for a Canadian who wants an electric vehicle to actually drive it off the lot.The waiting list to get a Chevy Bolt, the most popular electric vehicle sold in Canada, is about eight months. While there are 97 electric vehicle models available worldwide, only 27 of them are sold in Canada, and most dealers don’t even have a single model on site so people can test drive it, said Woynillowicz.Cutting emissions from cars is a big part of Canada’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet its international commitments. Road transportation is currently responsible for about one-fifth of all of Canada’s emissions.Transport Minister Marc Garneau plans to release a national zero-emission vehicle strategy in 2018 to help increase the number of sales. Canada is currently one of only two G7 nations without such a strategy.Norway, which leads the world in electric vehicles, with almost 30 per cent of cars sold there being electric, plans to bar the sale of combustion-engine vehicles in 2025 and already doesn’t charge any taxes on the sale of electric cars.In Canada, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia offer cash rebates for buying electric vehicles; 97 per cent of electric car sales in Canada are in those provinces, compared to about 90 per cent of all new car sales.Quebec is to launch a policy in 2018 requiring dealers to sell a certain percentage of electric cars.Despite that, sales in Canada are barely a blip, representing about one in every 100 new cars sold.According to FleetCarma, an Ontario-based tech company helping to enable the adoption of electric vehicles, September was a record-setting month for electric car sales in Canada.That month’s total EV sales? Just 2,240 cars, out of a total of 186,800 cars sold.Clean Energy Canada says electric vehicles represent a number of economic opportunities for Canada, including for auto parts manufacturers and the mining sector, spurred on by demand for the minerals and metals needed to make the lithium-ion batteries.If Canada doesn’t jump on board more quickly, the rest of the world is going to snap up those opportunities and we’ll lose out, says the report.In addition to addressing price gaps, a national strategy could also make policy recommendations or provide funding for additional charging networks, and encourage municipalities and provinces to break down barriers for people to charge their cars at home and at work.Anxiety that electric cars can’t get far on a single charge, won’t work for long distances or are unreliable are among the biggest barriers for consumers. There have also been reports of condo dwellers or apartment renters being unable to charge their vehicles.Ontario’s new building code standards, as of January 1, will require any new condo building to include an electric car charger for at least 20 per cent of onsite parking, and the rest will have to be equipped so the chargers can be installed later. But that will not affect existing buildings.
Big labour sees growth potential in California pot workersBig labour sees growth potential in California pot workers
GOSHEN, Calif. – Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.The United Farm Workers, Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers are looking to unionize the tens of thousands of potential workers involved in the legal weed game, from planters to rollers to sellers. The move could provide a boost to organized labour’s lagging membership — if infighting doesn’t get in the way.The United Farm Workers, co-founded by iconic labour leader Cesar Chavez, says organizing an industry rooted in agriculture is a natural fit, and growers could label their products with the union’s logo as a marketing strategy.“If you’re a cannabis worker, the UFW wants to talk with you,” national vice-president Armando Elenes said.But United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents grocery store employees, meat packers and retail workers, registered its intent to organize cannabis workers across the country.“We would hope they respect our jurisdiction,” UFCW spokesman Jeff Ferro said.Teamsters organizer Kristin Heidelbach said there’s no need for unions to battle each other. There will be plenty of workers needing representation as small cannabis businesses run by “happy stoner” types give way to large pharmaceutical corporations, she said.The green rush that begins in 2018 is an opportunity for unions to regain influence that began declining in the late 1950s, said David Zonderman, a professor of labour history at North Carolina State University. But discord between unions could upend it. As could resistance from cannabis business leaders.“Are they going to be new-age and cool with it,” Zonderman said, “or like other businesspeople, say, ‘Heck, no. We’re going to fight them tooth and nail?’”Last year, California voters approved sales of recreational marijuana to those 21 and older at licensed shops beginning Jan. 1.Cannabis in California already is a $22 billion industry, including medical marijuana and a black market that accounts for most of that total, according to University of California, Davis, agriculture economist Philip Martin. Medical marijuana has been legal since 1996, when California was the first state to approve such a law.Labour leaders estimate recreational pot in California could employ at least 100,000 workers from the north coast to the Sierra Nevada foothills and the San Joaquin Valley, harvesting and trimming the plants, extracting ingredients to put in liquids and edibles, and driving it to stores and front doors.Other pot workers have organized in other states, but California should be especially friendly territory for unions, said Jamie Schau, a senior analyst with Brightfield Group, which does marketing analysis on the marijuana industry.The state has one of the nation’s highest minimum wages and the largest number of unionized workers across industries. Its laws also tend to favour employees.At least some workers say they’re open to unions.“I’m always down to listen to what could be a good deal for me and my family,” said Thomas Grier, 44, standing behind the counter at Canna Can Help Inc., a dispensary in the Central Valley community of Goshen.The dispensary — with $7 million in yearly sales — sells medical marijuana.Called a “bud tender,” Grier recently waited on a steady flow of regular customers walking through the door to pick out their favourite strain.He said so far, no unions have contacted him. Grier gets along with his boss and said he doesn’t want to pay union dues for help ironing out workplace disputes. But he hasn’t discounted the possibility of joining.After recently entering the marijuana industry, Los Angeles resident Richard Rodriguez said one sticky traffic stop three months ago converted him into a “hard core” Teamster. He’d never been in a union until this year.Rodriguez said an officer pulled him over delivering a legal shipment of pot and detained him for 12 hours as he was accused of following too closely behind a semi-truck.A union lawyer stepped in, and Rodriguez said he was released without being arrested or given a ticket.“Most companies can’t or are unwilling to do that,” he said, “because employees are easily replaced.”
UN agency welcomes G20 decisions aimed at boosting food securityUN agency welcomes G20 decisions aimed at boosting food security
G20 agriculture ministers meeting in Paris, plus international specialists, announced a series of measures they said are aimed at stabilizing world food prices. “Today’s agreement sends a clear message that the world’s largest economies are serious about protecting the poorest and most vulnerable from the crushing impact of high and volatile food prices,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said, commenting on the agreement. “It offers hope for the nearly one billion people on the frontlines of hunger.” ensure the hungry have access to food through WFP in emergencies by removing export barriers for humanitarian food; give vulnerable nations predictable access to sufficient food in times of need; protect humanitarian food supply chains against price and supply shocks; and strengthen assessments of food needs by launching a new global Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) and a Rapid Response Forum. The declaration, “which comes at a critical moment for the world’s hungry,” would reaffirm “the right of all people to safe, sufficient, nutritious food and the critical importance of rapid action to meet urgent food requirements,” she added. 23 June 2011The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today’s declaration adopted by the Group of 20 (G20) as a message that the world’s largest economies are serious about helping the poor and strengthening food security.
Venezuela must uphold rights of even those who disagree with State policiesVenezuela must uphold rights of even those who disagree with State policies
The Council convened the special session to hear from President Maduro about the human rights situation Venezuela, which was just recently re-elected to serve on the 47-member body.“Membership of the Council comes with the responsibility to promote and protect human rights in one’s own country, but also on the global stage. It is my sincere hope that Venezuela will strive to make concrete progress on both fronts,” said High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in his address to the meeting.Mr. Zeid commended Venezuela’s continued cooperation with human rights bodies and welcomed its participation in the Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and in its review this year by both the UN Human Rights Committee and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.“My Office, in particular our Regional Office for South America, is ready to provide technical assistance in the implementation of the recommendations made by the Committees and in Venezuela’s UPR, as well as on the National Human Rights Action Plan. I also urge Venezuela to ratify again the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights,” he noted.At the same time, Mr. Zeid stressed that a number of human rights mechanisms, including the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, as well as his own Office (OHCHR), have raised serious concerns about the independence of the judiciary in Venezuela, the impartiality of judges and prosecutors and the pressures they face in handling politically sensitive cases, specifying the cases of Judge María Lourdes Afiuni and Leopoldo Lopez.“The Human Rights Committee also recently expressed concerns, which I share, about intimidation, threats and attacks against journalists, human rights defenders and lawyers,” added Mr. Zeid, urging Venezuela to comply with the recommendations of the international human rights bodies and to ensure that such individuals do not face undue pressure in carrying out their important work.Further, he expressed concern at the implementation of a “broad” state of emergency in 24 municipalities that suspends a number of human rights protection, and urged the Government to promptly lift it.Lastly, Mr. Zeid recalled that although the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights lauded Venezuela for the significant progress made in the reduction of malnutrition and poverty, it did note “a regressive tendency in the results of the fight against poverty” and urged the country to address this.Following Mr. Zeid’s address, President Maduro said that while Venezuela had always participated in the work of UN bodies in a spirit of transparency, this was not the first time it had “suffered audacious accusations and imperialist attacks by civil servants, taken from the agenda of global harassment, and it would not be the first time that we strike down these lies with the truth.”Thanking the UN for the support it provided Venezuela as it sought to build a new State of law and justice, he said, also thanking Member States for the “universal vote of confidence” that has seen his country re-elected to the Human Rights Council. He said that while the Council itself had made strides since its creation, much work remained to be done to ensure the body achieved its goals of building a true dialogue among all humankind, “where there is no effort to impose one opinion on people [and where] each of our stories can be told.”The people of the global South must be respected in their own identities, President Maduro, declared, citing Venezuela’s new Constitution which set forth concept of putting people at the centre of efforts and outlines social justice, environmental protection and labour rights, among others. At the same time, he acknowledged that the new society Venezuela is building is not without complex processes and has for decades suffered attacks from the “imperialist agenda of the United States.”Venezuela also faced ongoing harassment through the “manipulation of human rights by the West, which uses it to try to isolate our country and…to protect those that are seeking to destroy the system of human rights and democracy that our country has built over the past 17 years,” he said, explain that at the upcoming UPR, Venezuela would present its efforts to fight against poverty, boost wages and provide decent jobs as a refutation of the imperialist harassment that was continually waged against it. The creation of a national human rights plan, he said, would be “in step” with the UPR and harmonious with the international human rights system.
Man admits ripping niqab off woman and yelling you are in ourMan admits ripping niqab off woman and yelling you are in our
This incident has left me scared to go out and I don’t want to go into town again. I am disgusted my nine-year-old son had to witness thisThe victim “I have seen some documentation showing that the diagnosis is pretty bad,” the barrister said.Judge Stephen Earl said he will sentence him later, once he has heard more details about the diagnosis.The judge said: “This is a custodial band sentence, given his record and the nature of his actions.”A previous hearing at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard how Scotter left his victim terrified when he attacked her in July.Laura Lax, prosecuting, told the hearing the woman was waiting with her nine-year-old son for her husband outside a store in Sunderland’s Bridges shopping centre when a man “purposefully” walked towards her and grabbed her niqab.The force he used almost threw her to the ground, and the niqab came away from her face, exposing her and causing her pain to the neck.She remembered being scared but was so shocked she could not remember what was said, magistrates were told.The niqab was damaged, but she has since repaired it herself.Miss Lax told the court the victim said afterwards: “This incident has left me scared to go out and I don’t want to go into town again. I am disgusted my nine-year-old son had to witness this.”Another witness heard Scotter shout: “Here, take that f—–g off, you are in our country now, you stupid f—–g Muslim.”When a police officer arrived, Scotter was being spoken to by a security guard and the defendant tried to walk away.Scotter was heard to say: “Our Britain, you live by our f—–g rules” before coming out with more racist abuse.He continued to make derogatory comments when he was being interviewed after his arrest, Miss Lax said.When he attended previous hearings about the niqab offence, Scotter made a middle finger gesture to photographers outside court.He has 66 previous convictions for 157 offences, including actual bodily harm, breaching a Football Banning Order and racially aggravated criminal damage.Scotter had been due to stand trial for the niqab offences next month.The judge told Scotter he will be sentenced in three weeks and granted him conditional bail.Scotter emerged from court to stand outside the doors smoking a cigarette.He hid his face behind a scarf and made rude gestures to photographers.As Scotter left court, he declined to answer why he was covering his face with a scarf and gestured defiantly to waiting photographers. A man has admitted pulling a niqab off a woman in a shopping centre and yelling “you are in our country now, you stupid f—–g Muslim”.Peter Scotter, 55, of Roker, Sunderland, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court to admit racially aggravated assault by beating and a separate charge of racially aggravated harassment.Both offences were based on Scotter’s hostility towards a particular religious group, namely Islam, the court heard.Tony Hawks, defending, said Scotter was diagnosed last week with a serious cancerous tumour under his tongue and was due to have an operation next Monday. 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.
Official Kinect dev kit comes to Windows on February 1stOfficial Kinect dev kit comes to Windows on February 1st
The popularity of Microsoft’s Kinect motion controller has surprised pretty much everyone. It has managed to sell 18 million units in the 13 months it has been on sale, plus it has been popular with hackers eager to see what they can get it to do away from the Xbox 360.Microsoft responded to that inquisitive bunch by releasing a Kinect for Windows development kit last June. It was free to download and use, and a temporary solution while an official, and commercial game development-friendly version was developed.Yesterday, Microsoft made the official announcement that Kinect for Windows is ready to go and will be released on February 1st. It will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and of course the US. The launch of Kinect for Windows comes with both good and bad news. The bad is the fact it will cost $250 and isn’t compatible with the Xbox 360 version of Kinect. So you can’t just buy the development kit and use it with your existing motion sensor, or vice-versa, your development Kinect can’t be used to play 360 motion games. The good news is Microsoft will be offering academic pricing ($149) for students and education establishments that want to use the kit. Microsoft’s argument for the high price and lack of compatibility between the two versions is two-fold. Apparently Kinect on 360 only works financially as it relies on consumers buying the Kinect games too. Kinect for Windows is also including more functionality so as to create “a platform that is optimized for scenarios beyond the living room.”The additional features Microsoft is pushing as part of the kit include support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Embedded systems. There’s also a new dongle included in the kit to ensure Kinect works alongside other USB peripherals you may have attached to your machine. The one new feature everyone will welcome is called “Near Mode” and allows the Kinect to see objects as close as 50cm perfectly, and 40cm with degradation. If nothing else, Near Mode should open up the Kinect to new uses not possible on the 360.If you are happy using the Xbox Kinect and beta SDK you can continue doing so. Microsoft has even extended the license for existing non-commercial deployments using the beta SDK by 3 years, however new deployments won’t be allowed with the 360 kit using the new SDK.Read more at the Kinect for Windows Blog
Faut-il faire pipi sur une piqûre de méduse ?Alors que l’Aquarium de Paris, qui compte déjà la plus grande collection de méduses en France s’apprête à accueillir six nouvelles espèces, en janvier 2019, une piqûre de ce cnidaire peut rapidement gâcher les vacances. On préfère donc les observer derrière une vitre ! Et lorsque le mal est fait, certains prétendent qu’il faut faire pipi sur la zone touchée. MaxiSciences fait le point sur cette idée saugrenue. Ceux qui n’ont jamais vu l’épisode de Friends dans lequel Monica se fait piquer par une méduse, doivent absolument le voir. Non seulement pour s’offrir un grand fou rire mais aussi pour comprendre que l’idée reçue selon laquelle il faut uriner sur la plaie est répandue jusqu’à la pop culture… mais surtout qu’elle est complètement fausse ! C’est grave docteur ? A moins d’être allergique ou d’avoir été touché par uneespèce mortelle (absente des côtes françaises), la piqure d’une méduse navigant dans les eaux européennes n’est pas grave mais reste néanmoins très douloureuse selon divers degrés d’urtication. Dans un document consacré aux envenimations par piqûres d’animaux marins, publié sur le site du Collège de Médecine d’Urgence de la Région PACA, le Professeur François Bertrand explique comment fonctionne cet animal redouté des baigneurs et des plagistes : « Quelle que soit l’espèce, le venin est contenu dans des nématocystes (capsules équipées de crochets, ndlr) incrustés à la surface des tentacules ; il est libéré lors du contact entre les tentacules et la peau ».Les réactions après une piqûre légère : on ressent immédiatement une douleur qui s’apparente à celle d’une décharge électrique ou à une brûlure. Elle va augmenter les 30-40 minutes qui suivent la mauvaise rencontre et s’accompagne de paresthésies (fourmillements, engourdissements, picotements…). Puis un étonnant érythème s’installe et reproduit la forme des coupables tentacules et arbore une couleur rouge violacé. Comme le précise le Professeur Bertrand « dans certains cas, peuvent ensuite apparaître des bulles pouvant laisser place à des cicatrices pigmentées définitives »… Sympa, le souvenir de vacances ! On fait quoi ? Comme le rappelle un article de BFMTV, lorsque survient la piqûre, seuls 10 % des nématocystes qui ont touché la peau libèrent leur venin. Le but du jeu est alors de neutraliser les 90% qui restent afin qu’ils ne libèrent pas à leur tour leur poison. Mais comment ? On urine sur la zone ?NON ! Comme l’ont montré les travaux menés, en 2016, par une équipe de l’Institut flamand de la mer et nommés non sans humour et en référence à Hamlet : « faire pipi ou ne pas faire pipi : étude sur l’envenimation et le traitement des espèces européennes de méduses », l’urine ne soulage pas les piqûres de méduses. Pire, selon son pH, elle pourrait même empirer la situation et faire éclater les capsules venimeuses restantes. On met du vinaigre ?NON PLUS ! S’il peut soulager les douleurs et démangeaisons provoquées par quelques piqûres d’insectes, notamment celles des moustiques et de certaines espèces de méduses, il peut aussi participer à l’aggravation de la situation en libérant le venin des nématocystes. Le traitement recommandéIl faut idéalement procéder ainsi : 1- Avec une main protégée (un gant) ou une pince à épiler, on retire les fragments des tentacules. À lire aussiUn plongeur se fait attaquer par un lion de mer2- On peut enduire de sable mouillée la zone touchée pour piéger les nématocystes qui n’ont pas encore rompu et les retirer en grattant mais en prenant garde à ne pas casser les filaments 3- On rince alors abondamment à l’eau de mer. Jamais d’eau douce qui raviverait la douleur. 4- On peut aussi rincer à l’eau chaude (une 40aine de degrés) pendant une trentaine de minutes. Le venin de méduse étant thermolabile, il sera grâce à la chaleur désactivé. 5- On prend du paracétamol pour atténuer la douleur et on applique une compresse d’antiseptique une fois de retour chez soi. 6- On consulte au plus vite si l’on a été piqué au visage ou en cas de réaction allergique7- Si la sensation de brulure persiste au-delà de 48 heures, on consulte également un médecinLe 14 août 2018 à 17:43 • Marina Marcout
Esperánce de Tunis defeated Club Deportivo Guadalajara in penalty kicks to take the Fifth Place of the FIFA Club World CupEspérance Sportif de Tunis took home the Fifth Place of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup after beating Club Deportivo Guadalajara in penalty kicks.The match was played before 5,883 fans in the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the city of Al Ain, in the border between the United Arab Emirates and Oman.Chivas Guadalajara took advantage very early in the match after Sameh Derbali fouled Angel Zaldivar in the area for a penalty kick, three minutes after kick-off.Walter Sandoval took the ball and scored the first goal of the match for Guadalajara.The game continued until Franck Kom shot in direction of the Mexican goal and Josecarlos Van Ranking deflected the ball with his hand for a new penalty kick, now against Guadalajara.Mohamed Belaili took the shot and tied things up 1-1.Report: Chaos of the African Champions League final George Patchias – August 1, 2019 Teams walking off in the game, VAR breaking down and the Court of Arbitration for Sport asked to decide the result.In a report from…The second half was an awful display of football, and after 90 minutes and two players less for Esperance, they were sent-off after various fouls, the game went into penalty kicks.Here the Tunisian club was smarter and ended up winning after eight shots from both teams.This is the first time Esperance ends up in Fifth Place, after losing to Mexican club Monterrey in 2011 and staying in Sixth.Meanwhile, Club Deportivo Guadalajara had the worst participation by a Mexican team by ending up in sixth place out of seven teams.#CWC18: @ESTuniscom took home Fifth Place and their fans couldn’t be happier. pic.twitter.com/pNBGrwshJc— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 18, 2018
Pets at Home to pay all staff national living wagePets at Home to pay all staff national living wage
Pets at Home is to pay all of its employees the national living wage, including those aged under 25.The statutory national living wage, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the Summer Budget 2015, will come into effect in April 2016. The £7.20 an hour rate is mandatory for all staff aged 25 and over.Pets at Home, which employs 5,260 staff, currently pays a starting rate of £6.79 an hour, which is above the national minimum wage rate of £6.70. The hourly wage paid to employees increases as they progress through the firm’s Steps training programme. This follows a learn-to-earn model, enabling staff to earn additional bonus payments as they complete external qualifications.The retailer will implement the national living wage when it comes into force in April, applying it to its hourly starting rate and incorporating it into its Steps programme.The organisation expects an incremental financial impact of £2 million as a result of the introduction of the national living wage. It estimates the longer-term impact to be £2-3 million a year before mitigation.In its interim financial report for the 2016 financial year, published on 24 November, Pets at Home states: “Providing our colleagues with a truly amazing place to work is one of our core values.“To achieve this we provide ongoing training and education and a competitive pay and benefits package, in an environment where we work hard and have fun.“The Steps programme has been invaluable in developing our highly engaged in-store experts and this will be retained within the Living Wage framework.”
To inquire about your refund call the AMHS Reservations Call Center at 1-800-642-0066. The Reservations Call Center is open Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The agreement allows the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) to begin preparations to resume ferry service to coastal communities. Lituya – Will begin with KTN – ANB run at 10:45am on Sunday, August 4th.Tazlina – Will begin with a revised schedule of JNU-HNS-JNU run at 7:00am on Sunday, August 4th.LeConte – Will begin with JNU-GUS run at 7:00am on Sunday, August 4th.Aurora – Will begin with a revised schedule of VDZ-WTR-CDV run at 7:30am on Sunday, August 4th.Malaspina – Will begin with JNU – PSG run at 5:45pm on Sunday, August 4th.Tustumena – Will begin with KOD – HOM run at 10:15pm on Wednesday, August 7th.Columbia – Will begin with KTN – BEL run at 3:00pm on Wednesday, August, 7th.Kennicott – Will begin with KTN – BEL run at 3:00pm on Thursday, August 8th.This schedule is also posted at www.FerryAlaska.com. AMHS is still refunding passengers for sailings canceled through service resumption dates. AMHS staff will never request credit card information from passengers. Refunds are automatically returned to the credit card on file. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State of Alaska and Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific (IBU) reached a tentative agreement late Thursday night on a new three-year contract.