Six States, same problem

first_imgConcerned over high prevalence of child marriage in six States — Odisha, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal — the National Human Rights Commission has directed the State governments to make concerted efforts to curb this social menace.In the first of a three-part regional conference, the NHRC and representatives of the six States met here on Thursday to discuss factors responsible for continuation of this archaic social custom, and practices adopted to eliminate child marriages from the society. The two other conferences would be held in western and southern States of India.The National Family Health Survey-4 had found that 26.8% of women aged 20 to 24 years were married before the age of 18.Of the six States under review at the Bhubaneswar conference, Bihar and West Bengal had the highest incidence of child marriages. Bengal tops the listIn fact, West Bengal topped the list with 40.7% of women aged 20 to 24 years married before the age of 18. Bihar followed with 39.1% against the national average of 26.8%. While Jharkhand and Assam were ranked higher than the national average, Chhattisgarh and Odisha were placed just below the national average.Addressing the conference, NHRC member S.C. Sinha said, “According to a report, 40% of all child marriages in the world are performed in India. It is totally unacceptable. Despite Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, being in force, only 293 and 326 cases were reported under the Act in 2015 and 2016 respectively.”The low reporting of child marriages indicates that there are social sanctions, said Mr. Sinha. An estimated 3,600 child marriages are solemnised in India every day.“A girl remaining unmarried is still an oddity in society. In most cases, parents resort to early marriage of their girls in order to protect their chastity. It is normal in many communities,” said the NHRC member.Health risk“The society is still unaware of the health risk being faced by a girl if she is married early. Since the reproduction decisions are taken mostly by males, health condition of girls deteriorates at the time of childbirth,” he pointed out.The NHRC emphasised the need for creating opportunities for continuation of girls’ education and skill development to make them employable.“It is extremely important to probe reasons and influences and then find ways to transform mindsets,” the commission said.Stating that the National Plan of Action for Children (2016-21) makes specific commitments, the NHRC said the 2013 National Policy for Children did not provide a clear mandate and it is due for an official review in 2018, which offers an opportunity for increased focus on the social evils of child marriage.last_img read more

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In Sant Kabir Nagar, Congress riding high on Yadav factor

first_imgCongress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s public meeting has just concluded at the junior high school ground in Khalilabad town. As the crowd leaves the venue, a group of BSP members look on from the party’s election office, seemingly worried.They attribute the successful Congress rally not to Ms. Vadra but to Bhal Chandra Yadav, the party’s candidate and former MP who is a popular leader here. “Judging by the crowd it seems like he is running ahead,” says Ravi Nath, BSP’s local booth president, pointing out that BJP president Amit Shah’s rally at the same venue had empty chairs.“Every vote Bhal Chandra gets goes from our pocket,” says Mr. Nath.His fear encapsulates the scenario in Sant Kabir Nagar seat, where the BJP and the BSP were locked in a direct battle till the entry of Mr. Bhal Chandra. Denied ticket by the Samajwadi Party as the seat went to the BSP in the seat-sharing pact, Mr. Bhal Chandra has emerged as the dark horse, the “Yadav” factor threatening to hurt the prospects of SP-BSP. He stood third in 2014 polls.Across the constituency, Yadavs in large numbers are batting for him and not Kushan Tiwari, the BSP candidate.The reason why Mr. Bhal Chandra, a former State-level wrestler and trade union leader, is being preferred by the Yadavs, apart from his caste affiliation, is that he is a local and considered accessible. “He is there for us in joy and sorrow. And he belongs to our district. The other two are from Gorakhpur,” says Raja Ram Yadav, a milkman.Mr. Raja Ram is particularly annoyed with the BJP for luring Mr. Bhal Chandra to the party but denying him ticket just days before nomination. The supporters of Mr. Bhal Chandra, like Raja Ram, go where he goes. “He is not going to just split votes, we want to make him win,” says Mr. Raja Ram.In 2014, BJP’s Sharad Tripathi won this seat with 3.48 lakh votes, while the BSP’s Kushan Tiwari got 2.5 lakh and Mr. Bhal Chandra 2.4 lakh votes as an SP candidate. Mr. Tiwari, son of Brahmin strongman Hari Shankar Tiwari, was an MP in 2009.The BJP has not fielded its sitting MP, Mr. Tripathi, who was recently caught on camera thrashing a Thakur party MLA Rakesh Bagel with his shoes. The incident threatened to create a Thakur-Brahmin rift but the BJP played it safe and fielded Praveen Nishad, an OBC candidate who had won from Gorakhpur in the 2018 bypoll as an SP candidate.Thakur Dinesh Singh, a retired coal mine worker, says, “Had they [BJP] fielded a Brahmin, it may not have gone down well with Thakurs. They picked a Nishad so that way both sides are happy.”Mr. Dinesh Singh says is overlooking local factors and voting to make Narendra Modi Prime Minister again. “Modi has shown he is not reluctant. The whole world knows that. He has finished terrorism in the country, barring Kashmir.”Even among the Sainthwar community, Mr. Modi is popular. Shyam Singh, a tailor, says the country is safe in his hands. Though he appreciates Mr. Bhal Chandra’s accessibility, he is critical of him for being a repeated turncoat. Mr. Bhal Chandra has been an MP from both BSP and SP, and after he was denied ticket by the SP, he approached the BJP and eventually joined the Congress. “Whoever gives him a ticket, he goes there. A leader must have an ideology,” says Mr. Shyam.While Mr. Bhal Chandra is disturbing the SP-BSP core arithmetic, what worries the BJP is that even outside the Yadav caste, there is support for him.In 2014, Aman Chaudhary, a Kurmi who runs an automobile shop, voted for the BJP. Now he has a bag of complaints. “Nothing has been done for the district. Business has slumped due to GST, and stray cattle issues along with increase in price of urea and diesel have shot up the cost of farming.“Modi is speaking only about jawans. If demonetisation and GST were such good moves, then why is he not fighting elections on those issues,” asks Mr. Aman.A group of Pasi Dalit government workers who voted for the BJP last time are also not happy that an outsider, Praveen Nishad, has been fielded by the party.“He got the ticket late and has not even toured the area fully,” said one of them, pitching for Mr. Bhal Chandra.This popularity for him has even drawn the interest of Muslims, causing a divide in their opinion. At Ansar tola, known for its power looms, the split is evident.Jamil Ahmed, who runs a power loom, is pitching for Mr. Bhal Chandra. “He is a local. The others win and go back to Gorakhpur. He listens to us and helps us when we need him,” says Mr. Ahmed.However, for many Muslims, what matters is the candidate who can defeat the BJP. Majid Ali, who runs a bookshop and is also the local imam, says the alliance, with its Dalits and Brahmin votes is best placed to defeat the BJP. He, however, admits the Mr. Bhal Chandra is “spoiling the game”.Worried that a divided Yadav and Muslim vote might help the BJP win, Mr. Ali says it is possible that Muslims could unite for one candidate at the last hour.last_img read more

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India To Host G-20 Summit In 2022, Says Prime Minister Modi

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India will host the annual G-20 summit in 2022, coinciding with the country’s 75th anniversary of Independence.Modi made the announcement at the closing ceremony of the two-day G-20 Summit on Saturday.He thanked Italy for allowing India to play the host. Italy was to host the international forum in 2022.Read it at Bloomberg Related Itemslast_img

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Ross Taylor looks to outshine Kane Williamson in possibly his last World Cup

first_imgRoss Taylor looks to outshine Kane Williamson in possibly his last World CupRoss Taylor has scored 2,892 ODI runs since the last World Cup, placing him sixth on the list of most prolific batsmen since 2015. He is the first New Zealand player to score 20 one-day hundreds.advertisement Reuters WellingtonMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 11:05 IST This could be possibly Ross Taylor’s last World Cup (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSRoss Taylor has risen to the top three in the ICC ODI rankingsRoss Taylor is averaging 68.85 since the 2015 World CupTaylor is New Zealand’s leading one-day run scorer with 8,026 runs so farNew Zealand batsman Ross Taylor enters his fourth, and almost certainly last, World Cup in the form of his life, raising the prospect he might even outshine Kane Williamson in England and Wales.The good news for New Zealand fans is that the former captain and his most recent successor in the role will be playing on the same team. They will be expected to provide a formidable three-four combination in the batting lineup.Both have been in superb form since the Black Caps reached the final of last World Cup but Taylor has overshadowed his 28-year-old skipper and risen to the top three in the International Cricket Council rankings.The 35-year-old has scored 2,892 ODI runs over those four years, placing him sixth in the list of most prolific batsmen headed by India captain Virat Kohli (4,306).Taylor, however, has played fewer games than everyone else above him and his average of 68.85 compares unfavourably with only Kohli’s 78.29. It is also significantly better than the seventh-placed Williamson’s 47.01.It is no coincidence that Taylor’s batting has improved markedly since he underwent surgery in late 2016 to remove a pterygium a benign growth that was affecting the vision in his left eye.In the 17 matches from the last World Cup until his operation he scored 692 runs at 62.90. Since the procedure, he has scored 2,200 runs at 70.96 in 42 games.A change in technique he is less fidgety and squarer on at the crease while his backlift has straightened has also helped and he has been knocking off a number of personal batting milestones.advertisementHe became the first New Zealand player to score 20 one-day centuries when he hit 137 against Sri Lanka in Nelson in January.The following month, he surpassed Stephen Fleming as New Zealand’s leading one-day run scorer when he flicked a single off Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hassan in Dunedin to move to 8,008 runs, a total which he has now extended to 8,026.Since the start of the year he has scored 593 runs and only been dismissed in single figures once in his 11 ODI innings a run of form he credits to the work he has put in off the field.Being a World Cup year, I have had a big focus on my one-day game, Taylor told the Middlesex website ahead of the start of a short-term contract for the English county last month.I am happy with the way things have gone. I’m not trying to put too much pressure on myself. It’s about just playing the situation.Also Read | Every captain would lose a left leg to reach World Cup 2019 final: Eoin MorganAlso Read | It’s just another game you need to win: Kohli on India vs Pakistan tie in World Cup 2019Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Ross TaylorFollow World Cup 2019Follow New Zealandlast_img read more

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India’s mixed relay silver at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold

first_img Press Trust of India July 20, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 17:40 IST (AP Photo)India are in line to get the Asian Games gold in 4×400 mixed relay with Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain being handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope test.India’s mixed relay team of Muhammad Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and M R Poovamma had won the silver in the event at the Asian Games in Jakarta last year. The ban on Adekoya, who was part of the gold winning team, means India’s silver is set to be upgraded.The AIU said that Adekoya’s results between August 24, 2018 and November 26, 2018 will be disqualified.Following the race, India had officially lodged a complaint against Bahrain for obstruction, but it was turned down.Adekoya had also won the 400m hurdles gold at the Asian Games with India’s Anu Raghavan finishing fourth. Raghavan is in line for the bronze.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Hima DasFollow Mohammad AnasFollow Rajiv ArokiaFollow M R PoovammaFollow Asian Games 2018 India’s mixed relay silver at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to goldIndia’s mixed relay team of Muhammad Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and M R Poovamma had won the silver in the event at the Asian Games in Jakarta last yearadvertisement Nextlast_img read more

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You can finally preorder this ridiculous leaf-blower-powered hoverboard

first_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process About a year ago, back before the current hoverboard zeitgeist had hit critical mass, a tinkerer by the name of Ryan Craven took the Internet by storm with a video of his own take on the idea. Instead of using fancy supercooled magnets and elaborate metal-covered skate ramps to levitate his board, Craven’s crazy DIY hovercraft –dubbed Mr. Hoverboard— employed four downward-facing leaf blowers. It was absolutely ridiculous, but it ended up working so well that he decided to mass produce it. Starting this week, you can actually preorder a kit to make your very own Mr. Hoverboard yourself — although you’ll have to supply the leaf blowers.In case you missed the original video, here’s a quick rundown of how Craven’s hoverboard works. Once you’ve attached the four leaf blowers and flipped them on, the air they blast out is redirected out through a special PVC skirt attached to the underside of the board. When air escapes out of the skirts holes, it creates an air buffer between the board and the ground below — effectively allowing it to “hover” over just about any surface. To ride it around, you simply push in whatever direction you’d like to go. Because it’s basically floating, the board will move in the direction of the momentum you apply to it.Related: Hover technology may help your house float during an earthquakeThe Mr. Hoverboard kit (which is currently up on CrowdSupply) includes all the wooden components, fasteners, and other materials you need to build the Hoverboard’s deck. The whole thing comes in one box with seven separate pieces, including the board, two “hover discs,” and four blower mounts. These pieces are attached using simple screws and a hex key included in the package, and according to Crave, the entire deck can be assembled in about 15 minutes. The four leaf blowers you’ll need (specifically, Black & Decker LSW20 battery-powered blowers) are not included, but sell for about $90 apiece.All in all, you’ll need about $780 bucks to complete the Mr. Hoverboard build ($420 for the deck kit and $360 for the blowers), which definitely isn’t cheap — but even at that price it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than the Hendo Hoverboard, Lexus Slide, and even that one-wheeled “hoverboard” that popped up on Kickstarter recently.This was originally a post on our brother site, Digital Trends. A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Lenny Kravitz’s New Twice Toothpaste Will Make Plaque Fly Away Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Take a Peek at Wimbledon Winner Novak Djokovic’s Swanky Miami Retreat last_img read more

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Contracts Totalling US$30 Million Awarded Under Tablets in Schools Project

first_imgTwo contracts totalling US$30 million have been approved by Cabinet to continue activities under the Tablets in Schools project.Of the sum, US$16 million was awarded to GeoTech Vision Limited while US$14 million was awarded to Innovative Corporate Solutions Limited for the supply and delivery of tablet carts and services.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the disclosure during Wednesday’s (October 17) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.Among the objectives of the Tablets in Schools project are to provide children in educational institutions with appropriate devices based on agreed guidelines for e-learning; provide all educational institutions with appropriate technology, e-content and training of teachers in technology integration; and build competence in the use of technology.Senator Reid said it is paramount that students be technologically adept, noting that very soon, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will be administering aspects of their tests online.“Tablets, laptops, all of this is part of the menu… . Our information technology policy will give guidance to our stakeholders on how to manage the (technology) resources in our schools, so that is something we have to embrace,” he said.Senator Reid, in the meantime, pointed to the need to ensure that children remain physically active even while they keep up with the latest technological advancements.“We like our children to embrace technology but also find time for leisure, find time to do physical activities, so that they maintain good health,” he said.last_img read more

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St. Andrew Justices of The Peace Association to Relocate

first_img President of the St. Andrew Justices of the Peace Association (SAJP), Marigold Harding, has informed that the association will be relocating from its current temporary site at the Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) in June. “We are still in the process of negotiation. The new location is very central, very accessible, with good parking,” she noted. Mrs. Harding told JIS News that their lease for office space with the JMB expires in June, and the association has found a site they are hoping to call their permanent home. Story Highlights President of the St. Andrew Justices of the Peace Association (SAJP), Marigold Harding, has informed that the association will be relocating from its current temporary site at the Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) in June.Mrs. Harding told JIS News that their lease for office space with the JMB expires in June, and the association has found a site they are hoping to call their permanent home.“We are still in the process of negotiation. The new location is very central, very accessible, with good parking,” she noted.Meanwhile, Mrs. Harding said that more than 100 new Justices of the Peace (JPs) were commissioned in 2018 for the parish of St Andrew.Later this month, under Section 14 (a) of the Justice of the Peace Act, the St. Andrew Justices of the Peace Association will elect a new Board to serve until January 2021. The current Board’s tenure comes to an end on January 26, 2019, at the time of the SAJP’s annual general meeting.last_img read more

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Maersk Ends Sale Process for Maersk Supply Service

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Maersk Supply Service A. P. Møller – Mærsk will no longer pursue a separation solution for its offshore marine services business, Maersk Supply Service.This was decided at a meeting of the company’s board of directors on March 29, 2019.Consequently, Maersk Supply Service will be reclassified from discontinued operations to continuing operations in A.P. Møller – Mærsk (APMM).As a result of the decision in 2016 to separate the oil and oil related businesses from APMM, Maersk Supply Service was classified as a discontinued operation and held as an asset for sale from Q4 2017.“Despite continuous efforts, no attractive separation solution has been identified for Maersk Supply Service, primarily due to the challenging market conditions with overcapacity within the offshore support vessel industry,” the company said in a statement.The sale was part of Maersk’s transformation from a conglomerate to an integrated global container logistics company, which included the separation of the group’s energy business.“We have over the past two years been investigating various structural solutions for Maersk Supply Service. However, having been unable to establish any solutions meeting our objective of creating shareholder value, we have decided to retain Maersk Supply Service,” Claus V. Hemmingsen, Vice CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk and CEO of the Energy division, commented.“Maersk Supply Service launched a new strategic direction in the autumn of 2016 as a response to the downturn, which is positioning the company stronger and with a more robust and differentiated platform to compete from, when we eventually see a recovery within their core markets in the Oil & Gas space,” Hemmingsen added.A.P. Møller – Mærsk further said that Maersk Supply Service’s strategy remains focused on optimising the existing core business through time chartering out their assets, pursuing of new business as an integrated solution contractor, and by diversifying into new markets.The company has been progressing towards becoming a stand-alone entity. Today, it operates almost fully independently and will continue to do so, according to Maersk.Following the reclassification, Maersk Supply Service will be included in A.P. Moller – Maersk’s income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement as part of the segment Manufacturing and Others.For the financial year 2018, Maersk Supply Service reported a revenue of USD 263 million and an EBITDA of USD 3 million with negative free cash flow (FCF) of USD 316 million due to the payment of four newbuildings.At the end of 2018, the Invested capital was USD 714 million following a negative fair value adjustment of USD 400 million recognized in Q3 2018. For 2019, the expectations are an EBITDA close to break-even level and a negative FCF of around USD 200 million due to delivery of the remaining newbuildings ordered in 2014.The reclassification of Maersk Supply Service will not affect the guidance for APMM for 2019, the company said.last_img read more

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Nova Scotians to Pay Less for More Common Generic Drugs

first_img Citalopram: used to treat depression Pantoprazole: used to treat a variety of gastrointestinal conditions Rosuvastatin: used to treat high cholesterol Simvastatin: used to treat high cholesterol The prices took effect April 1. “Nova Scotians need affordable access to the drugs that help keep them healthy,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of Health and Wellness. “The pan-Canadian pricing initiative is a valuable tool to help achieve affordable drugs not only for Nova Scotia, but across the country A senior on Pharmacare taking 40mg of Simvastatin would have paid $28.68 in co-payments for a 90-day supply. Now the co-payment is up to $16.51 for the drug. Anyone paying the full amount would have paid $95.58, and now will pay $55.04. For more information, visit www.gov.ns.ca/health/fairdrugprices . Thousands of Nova Scotians, including seniors, now pay significantly less for four more common generic drugs. Nova Scotia worked with other Canadian provinces and territories to lower the cost of the following to 18 per cent of the brand-name equivalent: last_img read more

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Trump wields presidential power on pipeline energy projects

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is eager to jump-start the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline and other energy projects, and he’s taken action to assert executive power over pipelines and such infrastructure.He’s issued a new permit for Keystone — and insists it’s an exercise of presidential authority that’s not subject to judicial review.And Trump has signed an order clarifying that the president alone has authority to issue permits for cross-border projects such as pipelines. A separate executive order makes it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects on the basis of environmental concerns.Taken together, the actions are a broad assertion of presidential authority that reverses more than 50 years of practice.Matthew Daly, The Associated Press read more

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GOLDEN LEAGUE Sagosen leads Norway to win over Denmark

← Previous Story GOLDEN LEAGUE: France beat Norway, Denmark put Egypt on -16 Next Story → 10.000 FANS IN SPLIT: Croatia beat Montenegro in the final test With Sander Sagosen in the main role, Norway look totally different. That showed match against Denmark 27:25 (12:11) in the Round 2 of Golden League. PSG Handball left back netted eight goals for the first win of his team after defeat over France.Norway – Denmark  27-25 (12-11)Norway: Sander Sagosen 8, Christian O’Sullivan 5, Kristian Bjornsen 4, Magnus Jondal 3, Bjarte Myrhol 2, Kent Tonnesen 2, Eivid Tangen 2, B. Abelvic 1Denmark: Hans Lindberg 7, Magnus Landin Jacobsen 4, Rene Toft Hansen 3, Mads Mensah Larsen 2, Rasmus Lauge Schmidt 2, Anders Zachariassen 2, Niklas Landin Jacobsen 1, Niclas Kirkelokke 1, Morten Olsen 1, Michael Damgaard 1, C. Balling 1France easily beat Egypt 33:23. read more

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Le stérilet plus efficace que la pilule pour ne pas tomber enceinte

first_imgLe stérilet plus efficace que la pilule pour ne pas tomber enceinteSelon une récente étude américaine, les femmes qui utilisent la pilule, le timbre transdermique ou l’anneau vaginal comme moyen de contraception ont vingt fois plus de risque de tomber enceinte que celles ayant recours au stérilet.Aux Etats-Unis, les grossesses non désirées représentent un problème majeur qui inquiètent les autorités. En effet, d’après les études menées, sur les quelque trois millions de femmes tombant enceintes chaque année, 50% ne le souhaitaient pas ou ne l’avaient pas prévu. Or, dans la moitié des cas, la grossesse serait due à une défaillance du moyen de contraception. C’est ainsi une conclusion importante qu’a révélée une étude américaine la semaine dernière. Publiée dans la revue The New England Journal of Medicine, celle-ciindiqueque certains moyens de contraception seraient plus efficaces que d’autres pour éviter de tomber enceinte. Plus précisément, ce sont le stérilet et les implants hormonaux qui montreraient la plus grande efficacité.Pour arriver à cette conclusion, les chercheurs menés par un gynécologue de la faculté de médecine de l’Université Washington dans le Missouri ont suivi pendant trois ans quelque 7.500 participantes âgées de 14 à 45 ans et ont interrogé chacune sur leur moyen de contraception. Beaucoup avaient ainsi recours à la pilule, quand d’autres utilisaient plutôt un timbre transdermique à changer une fois par semaine ou un anneau vaginal. D’autres portaient plutôt un stérilet ou un implant hormonal. D’après les chiffres dévoilés, 334 femmes sont tombées enceintes au cours des trois ans et 154 à cause d’une défaillance de leur méthode contraceptive.Or, 133 de ces femmes recouraient à la pilule, au timbre transdermique ou à l’anneau vaginal. En revanche, 21 d’entre elles utilisaient un stérilet ou un implant hormonal. Les scientifiques ont ainsi conclu que les femmes qui utilisent la pilule, le timbre transdermique ou l’anneau vaginal ont vingt fois plus de risques de tomber enceintes que celles recourant à des méthodes contraceptives de longue durée. Mais d’après les observations, l’efficacité dépendrait aussi de l’âge.Des moyens efficaces que l’on peut “oublier”À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?En effet, les scientifiques ont également constaté que chez les jeunes femmes de moins de 21 ans qui choisissent la pilule, le timbre transdermique ou l’anneau vaginal, le risque de tomber enceinte est près de deux fois plus élevé que celui des femmes plus âgées. “Cette étude est la meilleure démonstration que les méthodes de contraception de longue durée sont nettement supérieures à la pilule, au timbre transdermique ou à l’anneau vaginal”, souligne le Dr Jeffrey Peipert, professeur de gynécologie et auteur de l’étude.Une meilleur efficacité dont l’origine n’est pas mystérieuse. “Les stérilets et implants sont beaucoup plus efficaces car les femmes peuvent les oublier une fois que leur gynécologue les ont mis en place”, à l’inverse de la pilule et des autres méthodes, explique le médecin cité par l’AFP rappelant également quele stérilet hormonal est efficace pendant cinq ans et celui en cuivre pour au moins dix ans tandis que l’implant hormonal est actif trois ans. Au vu des résultats obtenus, les auteurs estiment donc qu’une utilisation plus fréquente des stérilets ou des implants hormonaux au lieu des autres moyens de contraception à la durée d’efficacité plus courte pourrait éviter un nombre important de grossesses non souhaitées. “Cette étude est aussi importante car elle montre que quand les stérilets et les implants sont offerts- ils peuvent coûter plus de 500 dollars aux Etats-Unis -, 75% des femmes les choisissent comme moyen préféré de contraception”, relève pour sa part le Dr Brooke Winner, une gynécologue de Saint Louis dans le Missouri et co-auteur de cette étude. “Nous savons que les stérilets et implants ont un taux de défaillance très faible, de l’ordre de 1%”, souligne t-elle encore confirmant la conclusion obtenue.Le 28 mai 2012 à 12:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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The Flash Returns with Even More Flash

first_img Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis Stay on target Those long weeks without The Flash are behind us. The CW’s best superhero show is back, and there have been some pretty big changes in the month since we last visited Central City. Barry and Iris are living together. Yay! But Barry’s having nightmares about Savitar killing Iris. Not yay. Barry, of course, doesn’t tell Iris what’s bothering him because, as much as we love him, he’s a bit of a dumbass when it comes to this stuff. She knows something is up, though, because how could she not? Unfortunately, every time they’re about to have a conversation about it, Barry gets called away to deal with a crisis.First, it’s a fire, which brings to light another welcome change. Wally is now officially Kid Flash. He’s trailing The Flash for now, learning the ropes before he goes out superheroing on his own. Not everyone is completely on board with having two Flashes though. Wally shows up at the police station to have lunch with his dad but overhears Detective Patterson complaining about how Kid Flash is ineffective.Wally’s inferiority complex isn’t helped by Barry forcing him to stay behind when a new villain named Plunder shows up. Even Joe, the most protective father in Central City, doesn’t understand why. Especially after Barry chews Wally out for saving his life during a confrontation with Plunder. Fortunately, this part of the story doesn’t last very long. Honestly, The Flash is at its worst when Barry is very obviously lying to his friends because he thinks he has to protect them.Grant Gustin as The Flash and Keiynan Lonsdale as Kid Flash. (Photo via The CW)We soon learn that he didn’t want Wally tagging along because he intended to let Plunder go. During Barry’s brief trip to the future, he saw a news report saying The Flash had defeated Plunder. He planned to let the villain escape in the hope of changing that future. He finally decides to admit all this to Iris, who convinces him to let the rest of the team in too. With that out of the way, the episode can move on to more interesting things. For example, trying to change the future.Barry and Cisco set up a device that lets both of them vibe into the future and report back to the present. By reading all the headlines on the newscast, they put together a list of things that happen in between now and Iris’s death. Then, it’s all about seeing if they can force one of them, namely the capture of Plunder, to turn out differently. If they can, the future can be changed, and Iris might not have to die. Barry takes Wally along with him this time and allows him to take down Plunder. The bad guy is brought in, and the future is now different. Plunder was defeated not by The Flash, but by Kid Flash.Things aren’t all happy, though. Another headline was that Killer Frost is still at large. Caitlin is already starting to lose control of her powers, and it appears she eventually will. The cuffs Cisco made to keep her powers under control are failing. She asks Julian for help, and he initially brushes her off. You know, because of the whole kidnapping thing. Still hasn’t gotten over that. Eventually, he reconsiders because he could use a friend or two. The rest of the team, after some debate, agrees to let him join. Malfoy is here to stay! He immediately proves to be a great addition to the team. He and Cisco design a necklace that will keep Caitlin’s powers in check. Not only is it better looking than the cuffs, but it’s also solar powered, so she never needs to worry about plugging in.Tom Felton as Julian Albert. (Photo via The CW)As the episode ends, a portal opens up in an alley somewhere in the city. A mysterious woman pops out. She appears to be from Earth-19, and she’s hunting down H.R. She is actually Gypsy, a metahuman who, in the comics, helps Vibe realize his full potential. She appears to be a villain on the show for now, but in the comics, she’s a member of the Justice League. We’ll get to see exactly which direction the Arrowverse takes her next week.The midseason premiere didn’t give us a great villain, or even exciting action scenes, but it was a decent episode for other reasons. The characters showed some real growth this week. Wally is settling into his role as Kid Flash and becoming more of a hero in his own right. Joe is now completely OK with his son fighting crime. Even H.R. learned something about not trying to force greatness. Most importantly, Barry finally, finally learned that he couldn’t keep shutting out his friends and family. Especially now that he and Iris are living together. Let’s hope that sticks.last_img read more

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Tribal Bhavans in every district Minister Koppula Eshwar

first_imgKarimnagar: Welfare Minister Koppula Eshwar said that the Telangana government is committed to the safety and development of the people belonging to lower castes.He laid foundation stone for the construction of Tribal Bhavan in Karimnagar on Wednesday.Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has decided to establish new gram panchayats for tribal villages, which were earlier used to be tribal tandas, setting an example for self-rule at village-level. Also Read – School students take out rallies seeking justice for Harshini in Mahbubnagar Advertise With Us KCR government aimed to construct Tribal Bhavan in all districts and Banjara Bhavan in Hyderabad, he added. These buildings are the symbols of self-respect among tribal communities, which can be used to promote the tribal culture. Minister Eshwar urged the tribals not to attack forest officials as the government is committed to resolve podu cultivation dispute.MLA Gangula Kamalakar, Chennamaneni Ramesh and others participated in the programme.last_img read more

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Heightened Security In Place At Houston Churches After South Texas Shooting

first_imgTwitter via @piersmorganFBI on the scene of a church shooting in South Texas, Nov. 6, 2017. Listen Listen X X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Laura Mayo is the Reverend at Covenant Church in Houston. She said she doesn’t believe people should have to worry about shootings in sanctuaries. Mayo said more security won’t solve the problem.“One security guard is not going to stop an assault rifle,” said Mayo. “We’ve  got to do something about the core problem of this epidemic of gun violence.”While one security guard may not be enough, Rev. Greg Han with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston said having a disaster plan in place is important.“Emergency response protocol and decisions, those are choices every faith community need to make and there are resources out there to help faith communities develop plans and procedures,” said Han.Both Mayo and Han were guests on Monday’s edition of Houston Matters.Government Agencies like FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security provide programs for churches in case of mass shootings.Harris County Constable Alan Rosen will host a meeting downtown for local clergy on Nov. 8 about safety during active shooter scenarios.MORE: Houston Faith Leaders Discuss Church Shooting 00:00 /00:57 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /12:43 Sharelast_img read more

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Chinese Sex Doll Sharing Service Gets Shuttered

first_imgStay on target Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 Chinese sex-bot manufacturer, Touch, was ordered to pull its dolls from the market and apologize. This, less than a week after it began its “shared girlfriend” doll rental service.China’s long had strict pornography laws, often restricting access to sexual material. And while some products skirt the line, this may have been too much. Chinese media said that the company was fined by law enforcement and then ordered to stop promoting its new toys.“We are sorry to announce that Touch will suspend the operation of the shared girlfriend project, our intention was for more people to experience erotic fun,” Touch said via Chinese micro-blogging site, Weibo.The company had a line of ten dolls that became available for rental by smartphone app starting Thursday. Reports say that they were marketed as one of five different models — four representing women of different ethnicities like Russian and Japanese — and a fifth resembling Wonder Woman from this year’s superhero flick.Each was available for about $45 a night, but customers had a few upgrade options. Some including special preparations that are only referred to via euphemism and still others would add sound effects for certain types of play.According to correspondence with the BBC, it seems the company will be paying its customers double what they had put down for rentals to compensate them for their trouble.Another statement translated by tech blog Gizmodo asserted that Touch just wanted people to have fun and be happy.“Because our third-party marketing staff failed to comply with related regulations, certain promotion campaigns were suspended by regulatory agencies, considering the widespread controversy, we decided to stop the project.“Ever since the project began, we’ve used the slogan ‘Shared girlfriend—your heartwarming companionship.’ We hope to introduce expensive silicon sex dolls to the public, in order to provide love and companionship …. We sincerely apologize for the negative impact caused by the project, especially its negative impact on online discourse at a time of major meetings … In the future, Touch will continue to put corporate social responsibility as a priority while actively exploring healthy and harmonious sexual lifestyle. Sex itself is not vulgar. Making more Chinese people experience the pleasure of sex is still the goal we strive for.”That’s fair and good, for the most part, but there’s obviously the creepy marketing and weirdness around sharing sex toys with others.I will be among the first (and loudest) champions for sexual progressivism, but it’s a bit bizarre to have a cadre of dolls that are shared among several anonymous partners. Now, with proper cleaning, that’s not really a huge issue, but that’s also something that you generally have to regulate and enforce, something China’s sex-negative government probably doesn’t want to put up with.There’s another facet to this. As Touch notes, Chinese culture isn’t very accepting of sexual openness. Decades of utilitarian-themed propaganda and suppression of sexual content have limited discussions about these topics. From that perspective, what the company’s looking to do is pretty noble, but I definitely wouldn’t blame you for being a little weirded out by a company personifying their dolls and advertising them as “totally submissive” and able to “meet the needs of the single homeboy.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Goodbye Fabricio

first_imgThis was compounded by other factors, difficult to recover from. One of them was the mistrust generated even within the evangelical population: those voters believed Fabricio to be too extreme. Another was the enormous gaps in Fabricio’s thinking, disguised by his communicator skills, but exposed in a raw way whenever anyone separated the wheat from the chaff. Yet another weakness, related with the previous one, were his contradictions, some incurred by him, and others by members of the team that surrounded him. Some of those team members had gotten to known him only a few days before and didn’t respect him as a leader.The colors and format of a traditional, pretty campaign was useless this time around, as were presentations in a hotel and a small plane that passed over a stadium in the middle of a soccer game. Costa Ricans aren’t moved by that anymore – at least, not enough. The support of famous soccer players isn’t enough, either, if that had been the case with Keylor Navas (who came close to being presented as a Fabricio supporter). Related posts:In Costa Rica, friends didn’t fight over politics; those days are gone Costa Rican elections combine close polls, vastly different positions PHOTOS: Final pre-election activities for Costa Rica’s candidates PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s political dogs on Election Day The factors that came into play in this campaign should be studied by professionals in political science, sociology and perhaps psychology as well, but let’s review a few highlights in the evolution of the PRN campaign. Fabricio’s “sin” was a failure to manage that rejection of traditional politics. In the weeks following the first round, he surrounded himself with the most traditional and least popular factions of the historical dominant parties, Social Christian Unity (PUSC) and National Liberation (PLN). Drawn by Fabricio’s “Christian values,” by the possibility of gaining influence over him, or by resentment against the Citizen Action Party (PAC), some leaders from the old parties approached Fabricio, and he thought that this was good. Christiane was a pro-Soviet woman who went into a coma in socialist France before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Eight months later, when she woke up, her son Alexander wanted to avoid the additional trauma his mother would suffer upon seeing the arrival of capitalism and, so he set up a scheme to make her believe that life was the same.I won’t describe the whole plot of the film “Goodbye Lenin!” (Wolfgang Becker, 2003), because probably most of us have seen it, and others would like to watch it to understand why I’m comparing it to the outcome of Costa Rica’s presidential campaign. Basically, it’s because I think that if a Costa Rican had entered a coma in January and woken up in April, the resulting shock would have sent the patient back into a coma, or the Great Beyond.Former candidate Fabricio Alvarado (National Restoration, PRN) went from being the revelation of the campaign, to becoming a challenger of the traditional coexistence that we as Costa Ricans are willing to criticize, but not to lose. That coexistence includes our fame as a human rights defender (despite a sizeable to-do list in that regard), devoted to the Virgen de los Ángeles and enamored of our electoral process, no matter how “fed up” we say we are of politics. We’re a rare case: a country that lays flowers on the steps of its Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE).Apart from the virtues of the winner, Carlos Alvarado – which can be summarized as presenting himself as a man without charisma, but a well-balanced person – Fabricio Alvarado and his team committed the (political) sin of believing they were had the advantage on Feb. 4. It turns out that their triumph in the first round was a single snapshot of that moment in a crazy campaign. Voters had been dizzied by religious claims, but most of all, were rejecting the most traditional politics. Hey, by the way: remember this? Carlos Alvarado wins Costa Rica’s presidency in a landslide Álvaro Murillo is an experienced journalist who specializes in political coverage and has written for La Nación, Semanario Universidad and El País. In “No Sugar, Please,” his twice-monthly column, he explores politics in its broadest terms, from the halls of government to community life. Connect with him on Twitter.center_img How Juan Diego Castro is turning Costa Rica upside down Facebook Comments Fabricio Alvarado gives concession speech in Costa Rica The PRN campaign was crumbling with each passing day, while on the other side things looked more boring, less spectacular, but more balanced. That’s how we reached Holy Week, when, most likely, there were priests who called on congregants in subtle or not-so-subtle ways to defending the “values” (yes, but Catholic ones). We learned about secret meetings with Fabricio’s campaign leaders and the request to pastors to look for “blessings” (money) in spite of the great amount of money that PRN can now receive from state doffers. We also learned about some campaign expenses to the tune of millions of colones in favor of Fabricio and PRN chief Carlos Avendaño.Even so, the elections on Holy Sunday seemed even, with no new polls from University of Costa Rica (UCR) and without the last poll from the private pollster Opol (cancelled in the middle of questionings because a pollster was photographed with PRN flags in his car. Seriously). We kept on living a parallel life, just like Christiane in her fake Soviet room.At the end of Sunday’s vote when I received reports from various sources, all favorable to the PAC, I didn’t believe it. They seemed absurdly negative for Fabricio. However, just after 8 p.m., the TSE released a blow that made us stand up and see the “real reality.” With 90 percent of the reports, it was at 60.6 percent for the PAC, with only 40 percent for the PRN. We didn’t even have to put on our glasses to watch the TV. Fabricio was not what we thought, and neither were we.That’s how Costa Rica said: “Goodbye, Fabricio.” Maybe next time.Read more of Alvaro Murillo’s “No Sugar, Please” columns here. Costa Rica has earthly problems, but this election season ended over the rainbowlast_img read more

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Quebec entertainer Eric Salvail charged with sexua

first_imgQuebec entertainer Eric Salvail charged with sexual assault, confinement, harassment by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 15, 2019 12:41 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Eric Salvail holds up his trophy for best talk show host at the Gala Artis awards ceremony in Montreal on April 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes MONTREAL — A well-known Quebec entertainer is facing criminal harassment, forcible confinement and sexual assault charges stemming from incidents alleged to have occurred almost 26 years ago.The Crown announced the three charges against Eric Salvail today.Salvail, 49, turned himself in at a Montreal police station and was released on a promise to appear in court Feb. 15.The allegations against the producer and talk show host date from between April and November 1993 and involve one victim, according to a charge sheet released by the prosecutor’s office.Once a major star in Quebec, Salvail abruptly departed from the entertainment scene following allegations of sexual misconduct published by Montreal’s La Presse in 2017.Salvail had his own TV production company, hosted a show on Groupe V Media and was a fixture on afternoon radio in the province.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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