first_img Twitter Advertisement Jim Carrey heaped praise on Ariana Grande, after he noticed the ‘Thank U, Next’ singer shared his quote about depression. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP and AP / Scott Roth) Facebook Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Comedian Jim Carrey said he felt blessed and heaped praise on Ariana Grande after he noticed the ‘Thank U, Next’ singer shared his quote about depression.Over the past two years, Grande, 25, has been open about the trying experiences in her life.In May 2017, a suicide bomber killed 22 people outside her concert in Manchester, England. Her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, died from a suspected overdose in September and then she broke off her engagement to “Saturday Night Live” actor Pete Davidson. The pop star broke down on stage last December and said she’d had “the worst year.” Last week, she even shared a screenshot of a brain scan on her Instagram story showing which areas appeared to be affected by post-traumatic stress disorder.Then, on Saturday, Grande shared a black-and-white photo of the “Ace Ventura” actor overlaid with his comments about depression which he made during a TIFF Originals interview in 2017.“Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me,’” his quote read. “You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character you’ve been trying to play.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

Barrick Gold Corp shares are sinking this morning after warning of 3billion

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. shares were lower in pre-market trading, following its advance notice of a US$3-billion asset writedown.Barrick (TSX:ABX) says it will be writing down the value of its stalled Pascua-Lama mining project on the border of Chile and Argentina and its Pueblo Viejo gold operation in Dominican Republic by a total of between US$1 billion and and US$1.2 billion.It will also reduce the value of goodwill — an intangible asset related to some of its past acquisitions — by about US$1.8 billion.The Toronto-based company — one of the world’s largest gold producers — says it will provide an update on the writedowns on Feb. 17 when it reports detailed financial and operating results for the year ended Dec. 31.‘You can’t get weak in the knees’: Canadian miners continue to expand abroad despite brutal bear marketMetal price meltdown opens door for private equity to walk inAnglo American’s massive restructuring involving 85,000 layoffs shows miners bracing for prolonged downturnThe write downs are non-cash items that reflect the reduced long-term value of the assets.Its shares closed in Toronto on Thursday at $11.90 and in New York at US$8.32 before the announcement. The U.S.-listed shares were down three per cent from that level in extended trading before markets reopened Friday morning.Barrick also announced Thursday that it produced about 6.12 million ounces of gold and 511 million pounds of copper last year, both within Barrick’s expectations.It got about US$1.105 per ounce on average for the gold sold in the fourth quarter and US$1,157 per ounce for the year. For the coming year, however, Barrick assumes its realized price for gold will drop to US$1,000 per ounce in 2016. read more

ICE Futures Canada Wednesday morning Canola prices lower barley unchanged

WINNIPEG — Prices were lower in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Wednesday:Canola: July ’17 unchanged $579.20; Nov. ’17 $4.40 lower $522.80; Jan. ’18 $4.00 lower $527.00; March ’18 $4.10 lower $529.90; May ’18 $3.50 lower $530.00; July ’18 $2.90 lower $530.80; Nov. ’18 $8.10 lower $481.90; Jan. ’19 unchanged $490.70; March ’19 unchanged $490.70; May ’19 unchanged $490.70; July ’19 unchanged $490.70.Barley (Western): July ’17 unchanged $138.00; Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00. read more

Sri Lanka ready for US resolution

The government says it is prepared to respond to a United States resolution expected to be submitted at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions scheduled to begin in Geneva in February.Foreign Secretary Karunathilaka Amunugama said that the government has done a lot to address post war issues in the country and has also briefed the international community on its progress. “The U.S. is entitled to its views but Sri Lanka is ready to respond to the resolution. We have made substantial progress on the recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report and we have briefed the diplomatic community and media about this,” Amunugama said. (Colombo Gazette)Report By Jamila Najmuddin Three visiting U.S. officials consisting of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James Moore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Vikram Singh, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jane Zimmerman told reporters in Colombo that a resolution was aimed at pushing Sri Lanka to address human rights concerns relating to the final stages of the 30 year conflict against Tamil Tiger rebels. The United States yesterday warned that a procedural resolution on Sri Lanka will be submitted before the Council in Geneva. read more

14 employees at filthy pharmacy charged in meningitis outbreak that killed 64

by Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press Posted Dec 17, 2014 5:26 am MDT United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz announces indictments of 14 owners and employees from the New England Compounding Center Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Boston. More than 750 people in 20 states were sickened, and 64 died after they contracted fungal meningitis and other illnesses in 2012 from tainted steroids made by the Framingham, Mass., company. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) 14 employees at ‘filthy’ pharmacy charged in meningitis outbreak that killed 64 patients AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BOSTON – Mould and bacteria were in the air and on workers’ gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn’t properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.Federal prosecutors levelled those allegations in bringing charges Wednesday against 14 former owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy in connection with a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people.U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz called it the biggest criminal case ever brought in the U.S. over contaminated medicine.The 2012 outbreak was traced to tainted drug injections manufactured by the now-closed New England Compounding Center of Framingham.Barry Cadden, a co-founder of the business, and Glenn Adam Chin, a supervisory pharmacist, were slapped with the most serious charges, accused in the racketeering indictment of causing the deaths of 25 patients in seven states by acting with “wanton and wilful disregard” of the risks.The other defendants were charged with such crimes as fraud and interstate sale of adulterated drugs.Ortiz said NECC was “filthy” and failed to comply with even basic health standards, and employees knew it.“Production and profit were prioritized over safety,” she said.More than 750 people in 20 states fell ill — about half of them with a rare fungal form of meningitis, the rest with joint or spinal infections — after getting steroid injections, mostly for back pain. Sixty-four died.In reaction, Congress last year increased federal oversight of so-called compounding pharmacies like NECC, which custom-mix medications in bulk and supply them directly to hospitals and doctors.Cadden’s lawyer, Bruce Singal, complained that prosecutors are trying to turn a “tragic accident” into a federal crime.“Not every accident, and not every tragedy, are caused by criminal conduct,” Singal state in a statement.Chin’s lawyer, Stephen Weymouth, said he was stunned that prosecutors charged his client with second-degree murder under the racketeering law.“He feels hugely remorseful for everything that’s happened — for the injuries and the deaths — but he never intended to cause harm to anybody,” Weymouth said. “It seems to be a bit of an overreach.”Lawyers for the other defendants did not immediately return calls.John Nedroscik, 64, of Howell, Michigan, received the tainted steroids while getting treatment for damaged discs in his back. He contracted a fungal infection that caused an abscess on his spine.He spent nearly a month in the hospital for surgery to remove the abscess and then had to return frequently for a string of problems. He said he still takes pain medication and has trouble sleeping.“I still struggle with some stuff,” he said. But “it could have been a lot worse.”Cadden and Chin were ordered jailed for a bail hearing on Thursday. Gregory Conigliaro, who founded the business in 1988 with Cadden, his brother-in-law, was also among those arrested.The federal law used against Cadden and Chin, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, was originally aimed at organized crime but has been applied in white-collar prosecutions and many other kinds of cases over the years.Jeffrey Grell, a former prosecutor in Minnesota who is an expert on RICO, said it is unusual to use the law to prosecute a pharmaceutical company.But “here, you’ve got such a close link between the meningitis and the malfeasance at the laboratory, I can totally understand why the U.S. Attorney’s Office is using it in this circumstance,” he said.After the outbreak came to light, regulators found a host of potential sources of contamination at the pharmacy, including standing water, mould and dirty equipment. The business filed for bankruptcy after it was bombarded with hundreds of lawsuits from victims or their heirs.Assistant U.S. Attorney Stuart Delery said the defendants showed “not only a reckless disregard for federal health and safety regulations, but also an extreme and appalling disregard for human life.”“Every patient should have the peace of mind knowing that their medications are safe,” he said.The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists defended the industry and portrayed the Massachusetts business as a rogue operator.With the passage of new legislation, “the profession operates in a highly regulated environment and compounding pharmacists adhere to, and even exceed, these regulations every day,” group said. “Today’s announcement is an important milestone in seeing that justice is served.”___Associated Press Writers Philip Marcelo in Boston and Jeff Karoub in Detroit contributed to this story. read more

Hamstring Injury Sidelines 400M Champ LaShawn Merritt

LaShawn Merritt’s worst fear was realized. Injury.The reigning gold medalist in the 400 meter race, Merritt has been pulled from the London Olympics because of a bad left hamstring. It is a disheartening end to a four-year period that saw Merritt either injured or sidelined with a 21-month drug suspension.This was his opportunity to get beyond all that. But Merritt pulled up halfway through his 400-meter heat Saturday and will not be around to defend his title.“It’s very disappointing to be dealing with an issue and not be able to finish the race,” Merritt said. “I’ll regroup.”Regrouping has been a constant for Merritt since winning in Beijing.He failed three successive drug tests between October 2009 and January 2010 for a banned substance found in a male-enhancement product. The substance has been used as a masking agent, but Merritt convinced the those judging the case that he really did buy it at a convenience store for its intended purpose.His ban was reduced in time for him to compete at the world championships last year, then he won another case challenging an International Olympic Committee rule that would have kept him out of the London Games.At worlds last year, however, he finished second behind Kirani James of Grenada because he hadn’t been back long enough to get into strong competition shape.Now this. His first loss in 2012.It was a result of an injury he suffered last month during a tuneup race in Monaco. He has spent the time between then and now in rehabilitation, but earlier this week, coach Loren Seagrave conceded he wasn’t sure how Merritt would do once the Olympics arrived.At the 150-meter mark, Merritt started slowing down and by the time he reached the far turn, he was done, hands on his hips, for a slow walk out of the stadium.“I thought I could get through these rounds, not at 100 percent,” Merritt said. “I got out and got around the curve and started to feel it. I moved a little more and still felt it. I think I need more rest.”With Merritt’s exit, the 400 meters turns into a free-for-all, with James now the favorite and a bunch of interesting possibilities beyond that. Jonathan Borlee of Belgium set a national record in qualifying at 44.43 seconds. His brother, Kevin, also had a top-six time.“Yeah, it may be a little bit more fun to watch,” said Erison Hurtault of Dominica. “Now we’re going to see, I guess it’s someone else’s turn now.” read more

Today editor says female hosts are better on fashion while John Humphrys

“It is called the Today programme. We have five presenters, they all have different strengths.”Laughing, she continued: “I have said that I think, on the whole, Mishal and Martha might be slightly better on fashion. I will certainly give you that.”The team as a whole, she said, was “first rate”.Commenting on the interview on Twitter, one listener called it a “stupid, reductive comment about the women presenters”. Saying she would incorporate more world news into the morning broadcast, she added she was “trying to expand the horizons of news because there’s an awful lot of it about”.Sands and her team are also exploring a podcast with an eye to “future-proofing” the show, with alternative approaches to news “perhaps in a more reporter-y, conversation style” to go alongside the “mothership” Radio 4 programme.BBC spokesperson said: “She was saying that Martha and Mishal are better at covering fashion than John is, nothing more.” Sarah Sands, Today programme editorCredit:PA “What he has particularly is a quality of holding power to account, and in the turbulent times we are in that couldn’t be more important,” she said. “I think he is, as I say, the person you want when you want to hold power to account. “And the particular challenge of the Today programme is that it has to be for everyone.” Martha KearneyCredit:Clara Molden Justin Webb has said he was paid £100,000 less than Robinson at the time of the 2017 report, while Husain, who also works in television news for the BBC, earned between £200,000 to £249,000.Sarah Montague did not make the list of presenters who earned more than £150,000, and has since left the show saying the revelations left her “incandescent with rage” and feeling “a sap”.Speaking on Radio 4’s Feedback to defend the Today programme against recent criticism of its tone and content, Sands was played clips from listeners lamenting Humphrys’ contribution. The editor of the Today programme has risked exacerbating the BBC’s gender row after claiming her female presenters are “better on fashion” while John Humphrys “holds power to account”.Sarah Sands, the editor of the Radio 4 show, said veteran broadcaster Humphrys was “the person you want to hold power to account” in her “first-rate” team of five hosts.Mishal Husain and Martha Kearney, the show’s female presenters, were “on the whole slightly better on fashion”, she said.The comments risk further inflaming a dispute over the treatment of women at the BBC, after a gender pay gap led to protests by female employees.Last year, the report revealed that Humphrys earned up to £649,000 for his work at the BBC, while Nick Robinson was paid up to £299,000. Cant believe I just heard Sarah Sands defending criticism about John Humphrys, then saying that Michelle Hussein is ‘certainly better on fashion’?! @BBCRadio4 #Feedback— Susie Howells (@Greenmetrics) July 6, 2018 John Humphrys Sarah Sands, Today programme editor John HumphrysCredit: Rii Schroer Discussing presenters and their strengths on @BBCR4Feedback. Sarah Sands: “Mishal and Martha might be better on fashion *giggle*”.Maybe it’s Sarah Sands they need to get rid of as well as John Humphrys.— Suzanne Bosworth 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺 #FBPE (@MediaWeasel) July 6, 2018 Martha Kearney “Did I hear correctly?” asked another. “Sarah Sands laughingly admits that her female presenters are better at fashion, but she likes to leave the heavy-weight subjects to John Humphreys.  “Really??”Asked about criticism of the show’s bias, Sands, who has previously edited the Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph, said strong views about the Today programme were down to “people building up evidence based on their Facebook feeds”.“I think what you’re seeing is a more polarised news landscape than I have ever know, and an increasing intolerance of views that are not shared,” she said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Blazenko Lackovic next three years in RK Vardar

Blazenko LackovicRK Vardar Croatian left back Blazenko Lackovic (33) has signed three-years contract with Macedonian best team RK Vardar. Ambitious Vardar’s boss Sergei Samsonenko wants to make strong squad capable to win the VELUX EHF Champions League in upcoming years. Lackovic is one of the players who knows how that looks like as legendary player won the EHF CL with HSV Handball in 2013, but also Olympic and World’s gold with Croatia in 2003 and 2004.Lackovic spent last 10 years in German Bundesliga, playing for SG Flensburg (2004-2008) and HSV (2008-2014). There were only two teams abroad in his career after he playing at domestic RK Varteks, Metkovic and Zagreb.Lackovic has won 9 medals at European and World Championships, but Olympic Games as well. ← Previous Story EHF CL TOP 8 “BEST 7”: Veszprem’s back players, “Lions” on the wings… Next Story → Draw for Men’s 20 EHF EURO 2014 in Austria on Thursday read more

Blast from the past David Trimble claims Sinn Féin is cynically exploiting

first_img 88 Comments David Trimble at the funeral of Margaret Thatcher in 2013. Image: Chris Jackson/PA By Rónán Duffy Jun 12th 2017, 12:09 PM http://jrnl.ie/3439367 Blast from the past: David Trimble claims Sinn Féin is cynically exploiting Brexit for votes Trimble says the party is avoiding negotiations. 16,148 Views David Trimble at the funeral of Margaret Thatcher in 2013. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article FORMER UUP LEADER David Trimble has claimed Sinn Féin is cynically exploiting Brexit in an attempt to grow their nationalist support.Speaking on RTÉ’s Today with Seán O’Rourke, the former Northern Ireland First Minister claimed that Sinn Féin is refusing to re-enter power-sharing in Northern Ireland as a way of staying out of negotiations.“The biggest problem is caused by Sinn Féin’s refusal to join the executive, that is the problem,” he said.“They give various reasons why they do it but the real underlying reason is they want to exploit Brexit to generate another nationalist surge on the back of that and it’d be difficult for them to do that if they go back into the administration.”Because if they go into the administration then they’ll be pulled into the Brexit negotiations and they’d prefer to be outside and attacking it from that point of view. It’s a very cynical approach for what they think is in their political interest.Northern Ireland’s institutions have been down since January after Sinn Féin pulled out of the power-sharing government with the DUP over what the party said was Arlene Foster’s handling of the RHI ‘cash-for-ash’ scandal.Following subsequent elections in which the DUP won just one more seat than Sinn Féin, no agreement has been reached to form another government.The Irish and British governments are both facilitators of talks between the parties and there have been concerns, particularly from nationalists, that the impending deal between Theresa May’s Conservatives and the DUP could affect the British government’s impartiality.Asked about this, Trimble said people who were concerned need to “calm down”.“Calm down, there isn’t a problem. The government has always had policies, and that has not prevented the governments from treating parties equally, which any sensible government would do,” he said. Short URL Image: Chris Jackson/PA Share111 Tweet Email Source: RTÉ Radio 1/SoundCloudSpeaking on the same programme and reacting to Trimble’s charges, Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said his party’s stance on Brexit is that Northern Ireland should have a special designated status in negotiations, something the DUP disagrees with.He also noted that his party is in Stormont today to resume talks on establishing the executive once more.“With all respect it comes from David Trimble, the fact is we have put our position forward in terms of Brexit,” Kelly said.It is for a special designated status. We have argued that in the Dáil as well and other parties in the Dáil support that. We want the institutions up and running, I am phoning your from Stormont at this very moment, we’re going to meet Charlie Flanagan later on today and we hope to be able to move this forward.Read: DUP ‘a compassionate party that won’t bring up abortion or gay marriage in Westminster’ >Read: Adams hits back at ‘hurler on the ditch’ Martin over Sinn Féin abstentionism > Monday 12 Jun 2017, 12:09 PMlast_img read more

Search launched after WWI medals found in pocket of donated jacket

first_img 23 Comments It would be great to find his relatives so the medals can go where they belong. Hopefully the public appeal will jog someone’s memory.   Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Search launched after WWI medals found in pocket of donated jacket The medals were found in a tattered old coat that was donated to charity. The heritage centre is saving Private Ryan’s medals until a proper home is found.Anyone who thinks they may know anything about Patrick Ryan can contact the Skibbereen Heritage Centre here or Kealkil Charity Shop here. 25,044 Views By Ceimin Burke Tuesday 19 Feb 2019, 11:56 AM https://jrnl.ie/4500954 Share888 Tweet Email2 Feb 19th 2019, 11:56 AM A CHANCE FIND in a charity shop has sparked a search for the relatives of a Private Ryan who served in the Munster Fusiliers during World War One.The British Army medals were found in a threadbare jacket that was handed into Kealkil Charity Shop near Bantry in West Cork. Patrick Ryan’s 1914-15 Star (left) and Victory Medal (right). Source: Skibbereen Heritage CentreThe poor condition of the coat meant it was set to be recycled and the medals were nearly lost but for the intervention of a diligent volunteer who checked the pockets. The ornate tokens date back to the First World War and the volunteers set about trying to find out more about their owner.The medals, which are the 1914-15 Star and the Victory Medal, gave a few handy clues as they reveal that they were awarded to a Private P Ryan from the Munster Fusiliers. They are also impressed with Ryan’s service number.In a bid to track down Ryan’s relatives the charity shop contacted the Skibbereen Heritage Centre, which had previously successfully discovered the background of Stephen Sweetnam who was killed in action in 1916 when he was 19-years-old.Sweetnam’s Memorial Plaque, also known as the ‘Dead man’s penny’, is now on display in Aughadown Church of Ireland in Cork where he lived with his uncle who was the Vicar.Through an extensive trawl through war records Kevin Tomlinson discovered that Ryan’s first name was Patrick.He volunteered for war early, likely signing on in either Tralee or Cork, and was enlisted in the first Battalion of the Munster Fusiliers. Source: Skibbereen Heritage CentreThe battalion was shipped out to the Balkans, so Ryan’s first experience of war was possibly in Gallipoli or in Egypt. From there he was sent to the western front and saw active service in June 1916.He was later transferred to the Labour corps, meaning he was no longer fit for active service. He was honourably discharged but, remarkably, reenlisted and was sent back to war.Patrick was also nominated for the Military Medal, which is given out for bravery in battle, however, for reasons unknown, he never received the award.The rest of Patrick Ryan’s life remains a mystery.“We don’t know what happened to him after he got back,” Terri Kearney, of the Skibbereen Heritage Centre, told TheJournal.ie.  Short URLlast_img read more

Photos Thousands of students hit the streets for climate change demonstrations

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeThe movement has been supported by a number of organisations and political parties.An Taisce’s climate change committee spokesperson said: “Today’s children and teenagers are the young voters of tomorrow, and they will, in their tens of thousands, sweep politicians from power who continue to bend the knees to vested interests and look the other way as environmental destruction continues unchecked.” Source: RollingNews.ieSiptu also backed the strike, with its head of equality and policy Marie Sherlock saying it’s “tremendous to witness the rise of a grassroots movement of young people” working to ensure effective action is taken on climate change. Commenting on today’s protests, Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley said: “here needs to be many different polices put in place to create the change we need to protect our environment and protect future generations. Friday 15 Mar 2019, 2:46 PM 170 Comments These policies will be across many different areas so that the green and cleaner alternatives are in place, and so this state will no longer be the laggard when it comes to climate change. Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieTHOUSANDS OF SECOND-level students swapped the classroom for the streets today as they engaged in strikes to demonstrate against government inaction on climate change.The marches in Dublin and Cork this afternoon form part of a global movement initiated by 16-year-old schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, who began protesting outside Swedish Parliament last August.There are over 1,000 similar marches taking place worldwide today. Source: RollingNews.ieThousands gathered near Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green just after midday before marching on Leinster House.Ireland’s environmental woes have been well documented, with the country well on course to miss vital emissions targets and face hefty fines.  Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieMinister Richard Bruton admitted late last year that the country is “far off course” and “way off target”, and it required a “huge step up” from government is required if Ireland is to play its part in cutting emissions. By Sean Murray Mar 15th 2019, 2:46 PM center_img https://jrnl.ie/4544684 Photos: Thousands of students hit the streets for climate change demonstrations Second-level students descended on city centres this afternoon as part of the demonstrations. Share5034 Tweet Email1 Source: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ieThe students also received the backing of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.He told the Dáil earlier this month: “The fact that young people are taking action, protesting and are going to strike and take a break from school on 15 March is good.“They are children, pupils and students telling all the adults in all parties to get our act together and to do more about climate change because it is their future that is in jeopardy.” Short URL 28,955 Views last_img read more

Mediator Il ne sagit que de 3 morts pour Servier

first_imgMediator : “Il ne s’agit que de 3 morts” pour ServierLe quotidien Libération révèle dans son édition d’aujourd’hui que le patron du laboratoire Servier  a minimisé la dangerosité du Mediator lors de ses voeux à son personnel. Dans le même temps, on apprend que Servier était au courant de ses effets sur la santé en 2009.”500 est un très beau chiffre marketing, mais il ne s’agit que de trois morts. Les autres avaient déjà des valvulopathies”. Voici la phrase choc qu’aurait prononcé Jacques Servier mardi alors qu’il adressait ses voeux au personnel de son laboratoire, d’après Libération. Toujours selon le journal national, Jacques Servier aurait ajouté : “Les médecins sont derrière nous, tous les cardiologues nous soutiennent”. L’homme s’était prononcé une fois à propos de cette affaire dans une interview accordée au Monde et s’était dit “sidéré et stupéfait” par les chiffres révélés par plusieurs études : 500 à 2000 décès seraient à imputer au Mediator.Par ailleurs, LeFigaro indiquait hier sur son site Internet qu’un rapport, commandé par le laboratoire Servier, avait établi en octobre 2009 un lien entre ce médicament, prescrit comme coupe-faim, et l’apparition de valvulopathies. Il s’agit d’une maladie cardiaque grave, qui peut entraîner la mort. D’après le quotidien, le laboratoire n’a pas réagi aux conclusions alarmantes de ce rapport. Il n’y a pas eu suspension de la commercialisation du Mediator à ce moment-là alors que Servier pouvait le faire. Le médicament a été ensuite interdit en France quelques semaines plus tard, en novembre 2009, longtemps après son retrait dans d’autres pays occidentaux.Le Mediator a été utilisé par environ 5 millions de patients en France.Le 6 janvier 2011 à 09:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Senate Bill Seeks To Crack Down On Abandoned Boats

first_imgA companion bill in the House introduced by Representative Paul Seaton (R-Homer) is awaiting hearings in his chamber’s finance and fisheries committees. Sen. Micciche: “The reality of it is our shorelines are littered with derelict vessels, in salt and freshwater.” Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-bill-to-reduce-junk-boats.mp3VmJennifer-on-bill-to-reduce-junk-boats.mp300:00RPd The bill seeks to require titles for boats in order to help the state track vessel ownership to determine liability. Smaller vessels would be required to have a title issued by the DMV and kept in the state’s database. Senate Bill 92: “An Act relating to abandoned and derelict vessels; relating to the registration of vessels; relating to certificates of title for vessels; relating to the duties of the Department of Administration; relating to the duties of the Department of Natural Resources; establishing the derelict vessel prevention program; establishing the derelict vessel prevention program fund” Sen. Micciche to the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday: “The intent of this bill is so that you understand the ownership of the vessel and you can start dealing with it years before what we’ve been doing now., Long before it ends up on the bottom.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A bill introduced  by Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) aims to reduce the number of abandoned boats that occupy the waterways in Alaska.last_img read more

Satish Kumar Gupta Former SBI Deputy General Manager takes over as Paytm

first_imgPaytm Payments Bank service goes live in India; all you need to knowPaytm via Twitter (screen-shot)Satish Kumar Gupta has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Paytm Payments Bank. The banker had earlier served as the deputy general manager for State Bank of India and as the chief products officer at National Payments Corporations of India.Gupta had worked at State Bank of India for more than three decades after which he worked at the National Payments Corporations for six years.He was made the CEO of Paytm Payments Bank after Renu Satti stepped down to take on the role of the Chief Operating Officer for the company’s retail sector. Gupta is the third CEO of the bank since its inception in May 2017.In a statement, Gupta said, “Having been a part of the banking and payments industry for close to four decades, I’ve been fortunate to experience the disruption and growth that the Indian economy has witnessed in promoting digital payments. I look forward to leveraging my understanding of banking and payments at Paytm Payments Bank and aligning myself to its vision of bringing financial inclusion through digital payments.””Gupta comes with over 35 years of experience in the field of banking and I am extremely delighted to welcome him. His expertise will help us realise the vision that we have set out for our payments bank,” Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the CEO of Paytm, told Economic Times.last_img read more

First Homicides of 2018

first_imgThere were two homicides in Baltimore on the first day of 2018, after three people were shot in two separate shootings.The first reported at about 3:40 p.m. in South Baltimore’s Mount Claire neighborhood on Eagle St. near Monroe St. and Wilkens Ave.The victim, 16 year old Andre Galloway, was found shot in the neck. Galloway was transported to Shock Trauma where he died a short time later.Crime Scene – Graphic: APGalloway’s family and friends remember him in social media with one cousin writing “Evil never takes a break and the devil don’t go on vacation…” and to, “pray for his mother during this hard time.”Andre’s mother wrote “I can’t believe they took my son.” Andre was her youngest son according to a family member.Efforts from the AFRO to reach out to Galloway’s mother went unanswered.One family member who did not want to be identified for this story, said that she didn’t want to speak about Andre without his mother’s permission.An employee of the SEED School of Maryland, a college-preparatory, public boarding school confirmed that Andre did attend the school calling him, “forever a saber,” referring to the school’s mascot.Two hours later, at 5:45 p.m. two men were found shot in a White Infiniti in the Parkside Shopping Center on Goodnow Road, in Northeast Baltimore.The 30 year- old driver, Brian Taylor, was shot in the head and torso area and was pronounced dead a short time later after being taken to a hospital.The other man in the car has not been identified as Baltimore City doesn’t identify those that survived shootings but he was shot in the hip and taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.There are suspects in either case.Anyone with information about either homicide is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2221, or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.last_img read more

Single Dual Timepoint PET Scan Identifies Dual Alzheimers Biomarkers

first_img News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. 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Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Related Content News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | PET Imaging | June 14, 2017 Single Dual Time-point PET Scan Identifies Dual Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more While subject No. 1 (left) was judged as positive for both the neuronal injury and the amyloid load biomarker, both Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers were negative in subject No. 2 (right). Image courtesy of Henryk Barthel et al., University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, GermanyMore people die of Alzheimer’s disease than prostate and breast cancer combined. Identifying the disease before major symptoms arise is critical to preserving brain function and helping patients maintain quality of life. A new study presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) demonstrates that a single dual time-point PET scan could identify important biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease.The Alzheimer’s Association reports that more than 5 million Americans are estimated to be living with Alzheimer’s disease. This number is expected to swell as high as 16 million by 2050, when Alzheimer’s and other dementias could cost the U.S. more than $1 trillion.For this study, researchers assessed a procedure called dual time-point fluorine-18 Florbetaben (18F-FBB) PET imaging, which involves the injection of a single radiotracer, 18F-FBB, and two scans performed to observe blood flow and amyloid burden in the brain–two biomarkers for neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s.”Until now, researchers conducted two separate molecular imaging procedures to glean information about beta-amyloid buildup and neuronal injury in the brain,” said Henryk Barthel, M.D., Ph.D., from the department of nuclear medicine, University Hospital Leipzig, in Leipzig, Germany. “This study provides proof-of-concept that information about both biomarkers can be obtained from the administration of a single PET tracer.”The study examined 112 subjects (ages 62-82, with 53 women), 41 diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, 50 with probable or possible Alzheimer’s and 21 with another dementia. Dual time-point 18F-FBB PET scans were conducted during the first 10 minutes of the procedure and again from the 90-to-110-minute mark. Researchers performed quantitative and visual analyses of PET data. With this data, they were able to determine both neuronal injury and amyloid load in all subjects. At least one biomarker was positive in 39 percent of the subjects with mild cognitive impairment, in 37 percent of patients with possible Alzheimer’s dementia, and in 72 percent of patients with probable Alzheimer’s dementia.Larger prospective trials are needed to further validate this research, but if these results continue, dual time-point 18F-FBB PET could supplement diagnostic dementia workups by providing essential information about Alzheimer’s pathology in a convenient and clinically useful manner.For more information: www.snmmi.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Environmental agency to decide fate of Costa Ricas Moín Port expansion

first_imgRelated posts:Court rejects final appeal against Moín Port expansion; construction to start within 2 months UPDATE: Atlantic ports paralyzed after dockworkers go on ‘indefinite’ strike Solís administration, striking dockworkers at loggerheads over port concession APM Terminals set to begin construction in 2015 on $1 billion Costa Rica port after environmental study approved MOÍN, Limón – Costa Rica’s largest infrastructure project, the $992 million Moín Port expansion on the northern Caribbean coast, is still stuck on the starting blocks awaiting approval of an environmental impact assessment.The National Technical Secretariat of the Environment Ministry (SETENA) has reviewed the entire 3,000-page report issued by port authorities and is now in the last stage of collecting additional information from experts. But the lengthy process has already delayed construction, originally slated to begin in September.“This is the largest project SETENA, in its entire 10 years, has ever reviewed,” Uriel Juárez, SETENA’s secretary general, told The Tico Times. “We have a great responsibility to make sure that the answer we give is the right one, and that takes time.”Although executives with the port’s builder and management company, APM Terminals, are optimistic the project will move forward, environmental activists have issued reports of their own, urging SETENA to reject the environmental permit.If those efforts fail, construction would begin in February with SETENA’s approval. The project would expand and update Costa Rica’s main Caribbean port, enabling it to receive the giant post-Panamax ships that can hold up to 12,000 containers at a time.Environmental approval is the last potential stumbling block for the 33-year concession to APM Terminals. The Dutch company has already swatted away lawsuits from the unions, with the courts rejecting two cases in August of last year. Though the unions have appealed, the more imminent threat now comes from a coalition of three environmentalists.“This is an extremely complicated project environmentally,” Mauricio Álvarez, an opponent of port expansion, told The Tico Times. “The report presented does not consider other scenarios in other surrounding areas.”Álvarez, president of Costa Rica’s Ecologist Federation (FECON), along with Álvaro Sagot, a well-known environmental lawyer, and Allan Astorga, an environmental consultant, presented a petition to SETENA in September highlighting 27 points of the port’s environmental evaluation that they say violate regulations.According to the environmentalists, APM Terminal’s environmental impact report has shortcomings that violate Costa Rican laws. For Sagot, the most glaring threats include the potential contamination of a nearby aqueduct, damage to wetlands from the construction of an access road and prolonged or permanent pollution.Paul Gallie, managing director of APM Terminals Moín, told The Tico Times he is confident the expansion complies with Costa Rica’s environmental standards.“We have no intention of damaging the environment. We always uphold local standards,” he said. “All projects affect the environment, but with the inefficiency in the current port – trucks waiting, ships waiting, ships with inefficient engines – at the end of the day [our] project improves the environment.”If SETENA approves APM Terminal’s original report, Sagot says his group will take legal action through the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV).Though it has met challenges from unions and environmentalists, the port’s expansion is widely supported by both politicians and development groups eager to solve the economic woes of Limón, the country’s poorest province.The port’s construction will create 400-700 direct jobs, and another 400 people will be needed to operate the port in its initial stages. Some 300 additional jobs will be added over time. APM Terminals also estimates that at least 5,000 indirect jobs will be created.“More important than the direct jobs is that a modern, deep port provides huge confidence for foreign and local investment,” Gallie said. “If Costa Rica does not remain competitive in the international market, people will go elsewhere.”Failure to update its infrastructure has left Costa Rica struggling in terms of development in the region. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2012-2013 report, Costa Rica ranks 140th of 144 countries in port infrastructure, putting it behind several landlocked countries. Unreliable shipping could play a role in whether or not companies choose to invest here.Still, in a province with both the highest unemployment and murder rates in the country, community leaders warn that the port is not a catchall solution.“What we really need is investment. It’s not enough to just build a port,” Pablo Castillo, president of Limón’s Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry, told The Tico Times. “We need all sorts of development, but the port is a start.”And it’s a start that Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla is eager to see get started. The president has been not-so-subtly hurrying SETENA along, calling the organization “an enormous bottleneck in many of the country’s development projects,” during a visit to Limón in August.The political pressure is alarming to Sagot and other environmentalists who believe that it could affect SETENA’s decision.“The government is hurrying it along when it is none of their concern,” Sagot said, of the port project. “SETENA is a technical entity. This is technical decision, not a political one.”But the final step in SETENA’s process will be neither technical nor political. Once the entire environmental report is finished and analyzed, the potential environmental risks will be presented to the community in a public hearing, which Juárez is expecting to happen in November. Though it is unlikely that the hearing could sway SETENA’s final decision, it could lead to additional environmental restrictions and delay the process further.“We need development but we are going to protect our values,” Castillo said. “We are Costa Rica, we are an environmental country, that is who we are.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Quicken Loans Leader Moves to SD Capital

first_img New Jersey based SD Capital Funding (SDCF) announced that Melissa Williams has joined the company as Head of Mortgage Operations where she will be responsible for building a stronger, more efficient operations process. Prior to accepting this role, Williams served as a Senior Purchase Specialist for Quicken Loans for three years. Williams has an in-depth knowledge of mortgage operations, processes, and procedures and has contributed to the success of many companies.”I am thrilled to be part of the team at SD Capital Funding. They set the bar high and always have the best interest of the client in mind. Their integrity and loyalty makes me proud to call SD Capital Funding my new home and I look forward to working with the best operations and sales team in the industry,” said Williams.SD Capital is an online mortgage broker that was founded in 2009 with four employees and has grown to a team of 27 with offices in Parsippany, New Jersey, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as well as Manhattan Beach, California. SDCF was named Quicken Loans’ Top Partner in 2014, 2015, and 2016.Jason Doshi, President of SD Capital Funding, said, “We’re excited to have Melissa join our team. She is a great addition to our growing and dynamic company and will help spearhead our sales and operations to the new industry-leading standard.” November 6, 2017 669 Views Quicken Loans Leader Moves to SD Capital housing mortgage Jason Doshi Mellissa Williams Quicken Loans SD Capital Funding 2017-11-06 Rachel Williamscenter_img Share in Featured, Headlines, News, Originationlast_img read more

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