New survey sheds light on Me Too movement in Canadian workplaces

first_imgTORONTO – In the wake of the Me Too movement — sparked by sexual misconduct allegations surrounding Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein and dozens of other prominent men — a spotlight has been placed on workplace behaviour and the equal treatment of women.Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the movement, talent organization theBoardlist Canada and U.S. research firm Qualtrics surveyed more than 100 Canadian board members, venture capitalists and executives and found women are still reporting mistreatment at the office and that many companies are still not taking action after Me Too.The online survey conducted between May and June 2018 found:– 41 per cent of respondents said they have experienced sexual harassment, misconduct or assault in their careers– 8 per cent said allegations of sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour have come to light in their offices– 53 per cent of respondents who sit on boards said the company is reevaluating its policies in light of Me Too– 52 per cent said their company has not taken action as a result of Me Too– 32 per cent of respondents said their board was considering discouraging drinking and partying at company events following Me Too– 7 per cent said they had noticed backlash at their company as a result of the Me Too movement– 83 per cent of respondents said their company has discussed Me Too, allegations of inappropriate behaviour and gender discrimination– 70 per cent of venture capital respondents said they are advising their investment portfolio companies about appropriate behaviour and sexism*NOTE: The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.last_img read more

Appointment of poll Observer illegal EC receives complaint

first_imgKolkata: The Chief Election Commissioner has received a complaint on Monday from an advocate who has expressed concern regarding the arbitrariness of the Election Commission over the appointment of Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey and Ajay V Nayak as the Special Observer for Bengal in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.The letter addressed to the Chief Election Commissioner highlights that the EC is empowered to nominate an Observer under Section 20B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and states: “The Election Commission may nominate an Observer who shall be an officer of the government to watch the conduct of the election or elections in a constituency or group of constituencies and to perform such other functions as may be entrusted to him by the Election Commission.” He states that it is “abundantly clear from the provision above, that a person who may be nominated as an Observer, ‘shall be an officer of the government’. The phrase ‘shall be’ as used in Section 20B of the Act is mandatory and has been used in the present tense and therefore, a retired IPS officer does not fulfill the mandatory requirement as laid down under Section 20B of the Act.” The letter further mentions: “Hence, under Section 20B of the Act serving officer of the government can only be appointed as an Observer and it is unequivocally clear that a retired officer is barred from being appointed as an Observer since he ceases to be an officer of the government after his retirement.” Vivek Dubey and Ajay V Nayak who were nominated by the Election Commission have retired from government services in 2015 and 2018 respectively. They “cease to be an officer of the government and hence their nomination is patently illegal, null and void and contrary to the provisions of the Act”. In such a circumstance, all actions taken by them are “illegal, null and void ab-initio and hence any and all actions taken in pursuance of Vivek Dubey and Ajay V Nayak’s recommendations are also void ab-initio and ought to be reversed and/or set aside immediately.” The advocate has demanded immediate steps to “remove Vivek Dubey from the position of Central Police Observer for the states of West Bengal and Jharkhand and Ajay V Nayak from the position of Special Observer for the state of West Bengal and to immediately reverse/set aside all actions taken pursuant to their recommendations by the Election Commission of India”.last_img read more

Algeria Cheb Khaled Under Fire for Performing at Princes Wedding

Rabat- Algerian singer Cheb Khaled, who obtained the Moroccan citizenship by royal decree, is said to be receiving harsh criticism from the Algerian people and local media for what they label as ‘’provocative participation’’ at Prince Moulay Rachid’s wedding.On Saturday, Cheb Khaled performed at Prince Moulay Rachid’s wedding at the royal palace in Rabat. His performance made headlines in Algerian newspapers and news websites, sparking a controversy.Algerian news outlets and social media users have criticized the singer for “his provocative participation at Moulay Rachid’s wedding, without taking into consideration the unprecedented political tension between Morocco and Algeria.” Multiple Algerian reports say that Cheb Khalid’s popularity has been in danger since he accepted to perform at Moulay Rachid’s wedding.On the other hand, Morocco’s Hespress quoted some Algerian activists as saying that “the Moroccan Authorities aim at fighting Algeria by using its own sons,” adding that “it’s a shame that Algerians are still proud of such an artist who turned his back on his country.”However, some Algerian social media users understood Cheb Khaled’s gesture. They said that his participation ‘’is not worth all this controversy, since he has become a Moroccan citizen, and it’s normal that he accepted to perform at the Moroccan Prince wedding.’’Cheb Khaled has been causing controversy in Algeria ever since he obtained Moroccan citizenship by royal decree. on August 20. In September 2013, the city of Oran in west Algeria decided to boycott Cheb Khaled, the king of Algerian Rai music. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Tories criticize wage freeze bill as weak wont say if theyll support

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 28, 2012 4:21 pm MDT TORONTO – After demanding a legislated wage freeze for all public sector workers in Ontario, the Progressive Conservatives refused to say Friday if they would support the minority Liberal government’s proposed bill affecting nearly 500,000 people paid by taxpayers.The draft bill is weak and exempts municipalities, which means local police, firefighters and public transit workers would not be captured by the wage freeze, said PC critic Monte McNaughton.“This legislation is clearly lacking teeth,” McNaughton said of the bill unveiled Wednesday by the Liberals.“(Premier Dalton) McGuinty is taking a weak approach. He has no backbone and he doesn’t have the courage to make the tough decisions.”Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said the government faced a difficult choice between freezing wages or laying off staff and cutting services, and decided the fair thing was to protect existing jobs by asking workers to forego pay hikes for two years to help eliminate a deficit of nearly $15 billion.The bill would require civil servants plus workers at hospitals, colleges, universities, hydro companies, long-term care homes, public health units and provincial agencies to accept a two-year wage freeze in their next agreement, but also gives Duncan the power to impose a contract if he doesn’t like what the two sides negotiate.NDP Leader Andrea Horwath immediately condemned the legislation as “wrong-headed,” and said the New Democrats would vote against it because they believe contracts should be negotiated, not imposed by government.Duncan said he released the draft version to get feed back from the Opposition, knowing the minority government will need the votes of at least two Progressive Conservatives to get the bill passed.However, PC Leader Tim Hudak refused all week to make himself available to comment on the wage freeze.Instead, other Tory MPPs were sent out to attack the proposed legislation without saying clearly if the party would support it.The Liberals were quick to mock Hudak’s unwillingness to take a position on the wage freeze bill.“Where’s Tim Hudak? He supported the Putting Students First Act,” said Ontario Liberal party president Yasir Naqvi, who is also parliamentary assistant to the minister of finance.“Tim Hudak can’t duck his responsibility forever.”The Tories voted to support the Liberals’ bill earlier this month that imposed a contract that freezes wages for most teachers, but said the legislation affecting 2,295 contracts for 481,00 public sector workers exempted too many others in the broader public sector.“Our legislation would have covered all 1.3 million in the broader public sector,” said McNaughton.“That’s what’s needed in Ontario. It’s the only way to get costs under control.”The Liberals say their wage freeze bills and agreements already signed with other unions will cover about one million workers, and point out the legislation also strengthens the arbitration process in a way that should help municipalities control rising costs for police, firefighters and public transit.McNaughton called the draft bill “a channel changer for a government that’s in serious trouble for blowing” hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ money on two gas plants it cancelled in Oakville and Mississauga, and said the Tories wanted to wait for the real legislation to be introduced in the House.“They have no time frame for when they’re actually going to put forward legislation and told me they’re not going to introduce it in the foreseeable future,” said McNaughton. “We have to wait and see what’s brought forth.”Public sector unions have vowed to challenge the legislation in court, saying it virtually eliminates their right to strike by allowing the government to impose a contract and interferes with the collective bargaining process. Tories criticize wage freeze bill as weak; won’t say if they’ll support it read more

Libya Ban urges parties to reject violence act quickly on draft peace

“No agreement is perfect, but this document will help Libya move beyond the chaos and toward the creation of a stable and democratic state with a clear legal framework,” Mr. Ban said at the high-level meeting on Libya, held on the margins of the General Assembly’s general debate.“As we work to ensure that this text is accepted by the Libyans, let us be clear: All those who choose to remain outside this framework will be responsible for the consequences and suffering that will ensue.”Libya has been plagued by factional fighting since the 2011 revolution, with the situation continuing to deteriorate in recent months amid significant political fragmentation and violence. “The violence of the past year and a half is leading Libya down a path of death, displacement and destruction,” said Mr. Ban. “Terrorist movements are gaining a strategic foothold. The country has become a haven for criminals and human smugglers. Millions are in need of humanitarian assistance.“Sadly, this is largely the result of rival groups who insist on putting petty concerns above those of the Libyan people. They are denying their country a future and have made Libya a base of instability, and a threat to regional and international security,” he stated. “There is a better path, one that answers the Libyan people’s demands for peace, human rights, stability and a better future.” Last month, the parties – meeting in Morocco under the facilitation of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino León – reached consensus on the main elements of a political agreement aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis.Mr. Ban said that thanks to “some brave Libyan leaders,” Libya has a clear way forward, through a political agreement that seeks to fulfil the vision of the revolution that inspired so much hope just four years ago. “Now the time for reopening the text has passed,” he stressed. “For the first time since the revolution of 2011, Libyans have before them a negotiated, inclusive and workable political roadmap for the remainder of the political transition process.” The international community stands united with the Libyan people in their efforts to choose peace over violence and stability over chaos, said Mr. Ban. “You, in turn, must reject violence and conclude the dialogue without delay… There is no time to lose.” read more

Looking at impact of perfectionism on health and wellbeing

Being a perfectionist may not only hurt your mental health, but may damage your physical health, too.Experts in the field of perfectionism share their latest findings in Perfectionism, Health, and Well-being, a new research volume co-edited by Danielle Sirianni Molnar, an award-winning adjunct lecturer in the Department of Psychology and also a graduate of the Psychology PhD program at Brock University.The study of perfectionism in relation to health and well-being is a fast-growing field, particularly because much of the early research has suggested links with poor mental and physical health.“There are important implications that follow from establishing links between perfectionism and illness,” explains Molnar, who is also a research scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions at SUNY Buffalo.“One theme that becomes very clear throughout our book is that the effects of perfectionism do not appear to be limited to particular aspects of health and well-being.”Anxiety, eating disorders and depression, are among the negative effects that have been observed, but physical health problems, chronic illness, and even early mortality also have links to perfectionism.This is in part because our stress response is meant to be short-lived, so that our bodies can recover. When our stress response is prolonged, the major systems of the body, including the immune system, become taxed.But many perfectionists create great stress for themselves by constantly striving for unrealistic standards. Perfectionists also tend to draw out their stress response by ruminating about perceived past failures, trying to avoid their problems altogether, or engaging in unrelenting self-blame and self-derogation when things go awry.Luckily, research shows that perfectionists can learn to be kinder to themselves.“Many perfectionists feel that they will fall to pieces and lose an important aspect of their identity if they relinquish their impossibly high standards,” says Molnar. “Clinicians and health-care providers are encouraged to focus their attention on helping perfectionists reduce their tendency to blame themselves when they do not meet their incredibly high standards, and to help perfectionists develop a more compassionate view of themselves.”This new book, the first on the subject, collects the latest findings from researchers and theorists and explores new models to help clarify the processes that link different types of perfectionism to health and/or well-being. These models can be useful to researchers, clinicians and service providers.Perfectionism, Health, and Well-being, edited by Fuschia Sirois and Danielle S. Molnar, is available from Springer. read more

Austria and Johannesson together until 2020

Austrian Handball Federation has signed new five years contract with current NT head-coach Patrekur Johannesson. Successful story, which began in summer 2011, is extended until 2020! Icelandic coach came on Austrian bench after bad performance at WCh 2011 in Sweden, gave a chance to some new players and made success with 11th place at EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark and qualification for the WCh 2015 in Qatar.– My goal is to give maximum, work further on our system and to play better handball. We will integrate some new players in our system – said Patrekur, who has nice potential in generation 1994, which played at home U20 EURO 2014 last summer. ← Previous Story Goran Stojanovic next three years in El Jaish Sports Club! Next Story → 15.000.000: PSG Handball the world’s richest handball team read more

Sinn Féin is just 1 behind Fine Gael in the latest opinion

first_imgSINN FÉIN IS hot on the heels of Fine Gael in a new opinion poll, with places the opposition party just 1% behind the main coalition partner.The latest Sunday Independent/Millward Brown poll puts Fine Gael at 25% (down 4) and Sinn Féin at 24% (up 4).When ‘don’t knows’ are included, the two parties are neck-and-neck at 17%. In a previous poll, Sinn Féin were six points ahead.Others are also performing strongly at 23% (up two), although no breakdown is provided, while the Green Party falls back from 2% to 1%.There’s a promising result for the lagging Labour party in this poll, as the change in leadership is seemingly already having an effect.The party’s support is up one-point to 8%, while party leader Joan Burton is enjoying a surge in approval compared to her predecessor Eamon Gilmore. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandIn the previous survey in April, 69% were dissatisfied with Gilmore as leader while just 16% were satisfied.Burton’s approval rating has now jumped to 27%, putting her on par with Taoiseach Enda Kenny (unchanged) and Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin (up one).There’s bad news for Sinn Féin on this front – Gerry Adams‘ slow decline in popularity since Feburary has continued, he’s now at 25% (down one).The majority of voters (53%) believe that Burton will now change the government’s austerity policies, while 52% believe Labour should pull out of government if austerity is not relaxed.So, to recap:Fine Gael – 25% (down four)Labour – 7% (up one)Fianna Fáil – 20% (down two)Sinn Féin – 24% (up four)Green Party – 1% (down one)Others – 23% (up two)All figures are with ‘dont knows’ excluded. When included, they make up 31% of the poll.But now, on to more important* matters – who’s to blame for the Garth Brooks debacle? Source: AP Photo/Mark HumphreyThis was also put to the public in the Sunday Independent/Millward Brown survey.It’s an even split between Aiken Promotions and Dublin’s city manager Owen Keegan, with 17% of people saying that they are most to blame.The country-western signer himself came under fire from 15%, while 14% believe that local residents are most to blame, and 11% the GAA.The nuclear option was taken by 7%, who think they’re all to blame.*Joke. Joke!Read: Labour drops to just 4 per cent in latest poll >More: Sinn Féin is now the most popular party in the State >last_img read more

Bahamas Minister of Labour Meets with the Banks

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 20, 2017 – Nassau – The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes met with the Chairman of the Clearing Banks Association, Mr. Ian Jennings and representatives of the six Clearing Banks in The Bahamas including RBC Finco, Scotiabank, Fidelity Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Bank of The Bahamas and CIBC First Caribbean Bank on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets.   Also in attendance were The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, the Trade Union Congress and the National Congress of Trade Unions, the Prices Commission, the Consumer Protection Commission and The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services.Minister Foulkes also met with the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, Mr. John Rolle in a separate meeting.   Minister Foulkes and the banks had frank and open discussions on the recent increases in banking services.   He said that he understood the challenges of the banks and also appreciate the concerns of consumers.Going forward the group all agreed to establish a working committee to discuss such issues.Photo caption:  Pictured is the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, second right, and Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, at right, listening to Nathanial Beneby of RBC Finco at left as other attendees are pictured in the background.Press Release: Ministry of Labour Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Fitflop holds global step challenge for 200 staff worldwide

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Global shoe retail organisation Fitflop is holding a global step challenge for its 200 employees in seven countries to improve employee health and wellbeing.The challenge, which started on 9 October 2017, was set up by the organisation’s employee feel good champions as part of Fitflop’s overall wellbeing strategy. The feel good champions, who are employee wellbeing ambassadors, were appointed in May 2017 to help set up new wellbeing-based initiatives for staff.The global step challenge has been designed to allow participating employees to virtually walk from the organisation’s Putney site in the UK to its office in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, crossing all of Fitflop’s global operating sites on the way. This includes the US, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Germany.All of Fitflop’s global employees have been placed in teams of between nine and 11 staff members, with 19 teams participating in total. The majority of the feel good champions are team captains, with the job of motivating their team members and keeping track of their team’s individual step totals. Each team consists of an employee from each operating country and from each department, with no one within the teams directly working together on a day-to-day basis.The overall goal of the challenge is to reach the end destination of the route as quickly as possible as an organisation, with the individual team that reaches the end first, rewarded with an extra day off.Fitflop predicts that their employees will have covered the 20 million steps target by today (24 October 2017) or tomorrow (25 October 2017).Since the challenge’s launch, both the organisation and team captains have been using internal social media platform Yammer to share motivational messages and advice in order to ensure communications reach the entire global workforce.Employees are also able to track their progress, with a link posted in Yammer enabling staff to access a screen to view how far they’ve walked, what country they are near, and how many steps they have completed. The statistics for this are collected by the team captains and updated on a daily basis.Anecdotal feedback from employees so far has seen an increase in walking meetings, exercising at lunchtime and employees taking up running or team sports with colleagues. Fitflop will be conducting a more conclusive feedback survey once the challenge is completed.Laura Pearce, senior HR business partner at Fitflop, said: “It’s definitely part of wellbeing for us. Because we’ve got the feel good champions together this year, we’ve been really trying to put more of a focus on wellbeing. We’ve always done wellbeing [initiatives] and we’ve done steps challenges before, but this came about because there’s so much research now about how sitting is the new danger to your health. What we wanted to do was do something that got people together but also that encouraged people to move more at work, so the challenge has only been running Monday to Friday, it doesn’t run on weekends. So it is about trying to get people understanding the benefits of walking and moving more during the day.“Another benefit [is] for people to have to learn how to work [and communicate] globally, because some people don’t deal with [employees] in other countries so it’s been a nice extra.”last_img read more

Disney Plus at 7 Just take this parents money already

first_img2:28 Every Pixar movie will be on Disney Plus, available to stream anytime. That includes all the Toy Stories, Cars, Inside Out, Monsters, Inc, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory and WALL-E. It’ll also have scads of other Disney movies, including Frozen, 101 Dalmatians, Lady and the Tramp, Mary Poppins, The Parent Trap, The Little Mermaid and, yes, The Princess Diaries. Disney Plus: Every show and movie Disney confirmed What do all these titles have in common? The kids have chosen every single one for Family Movie Night, many of them more than once. A lot of The Princess Diaries went over my 3-year-old’s head, but the older girls loved it. nullNext time we watch (and rewatch) Dumbo, we’ll need Disney Plus. Disney We all watched Dumbo in the theater a couple of weeks ago — to rave kid reviews — and my girls are already talking about Frozen 2 and Toy Story 4. The oldest is begging me to let her watch Captain Marvel. All four, and more, will be available to stream (without a rental fee, four of Daddy’s favorite words) exclusively on Disney Plus. Beyond movie night there’s plenty of other kid fun in the offing. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Duck Tales and Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan are shows my kids know and love. And I’m quite confident they’ll enjoy Monsters at Work and Magic of the Animal Kingdom, two exclusive TV series coming to Disney Plus in year one. disney-plus-frozen-tv-appThe Disney Plus app looks like a one-stop shop for family movie night.  Disney Think of the children! OK, $7 every month or $70 for a yearly subscription isn’t chump change, and these things add up. I can’t see myself quitting Netflix or Hulu, for example (though the promise of a discounted Disney Plus/Hulu bundle has me very interested), and there’s only so many subscriptions I can afford. Subscription fatigue is strong in this one. If Disney had priced its service at $13 (the same as Netflix) or even $10, it might be a tougher call. But there’s something about $7 that feels just right, at least for my budget. Even if that $7 subscription saves me just one $5 rental fee, it’s totally worth it — in part because Disney Plus has a bunch of other stuff that makes my parental heart twitterpate. There’s unlimited downloads, so I can pack the iPad with movies and TV shows for long car trips, camping and plane rides.My kids already love (and spend time customizing) avatars and profiles on Netflix and the Disney Now app, so they’ll be right at home with Disney Plus’ versions.It’s just a matter of time before they’re old enough to watch Star Wars and, yes, Marvel — and paying for those individually really adds up. The National Geographic stuff is the perfect parental screen time sop. It’s educational, right? Sayonara, guilt!I can have them each kick in $1 every month from their allowances and teach them the value of money. “Clean up or I’m canceling Disney Plus.”screen-shot-2019-04-12-at-11-22-34-amMy kids love customizing profiles in Netflix. I’m betting they’ll have a field day with Disney Plus. Screenshot by David Katzmaier/Netflix Seriously, you guys, I’m getting this for my kidsAs if all that kid stuff wasn’t enough, the Disney Plus fare for grownups helps justify part of that $7. Until a couple of weeks ago I wasn’t a Marvel fan, but midway through my binge-race to watch every Marvel film before Avengers: Endgame, that’s no longer the case. Turns out a lot of these comic book movies are pretty darn good, and I can even see myself wanting to rewatch a few. I’m curious about the Disney Plus spin-off series centered around The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, as well as the one about Scarlet Witch and Vision, and the upcoming films, starting with Captain Marvel and including Endgame will also find an exclusive home on Disney Plus. Of course I love Star Wars too, and until my kids are old enough to binge those flicks with me, I’d definitely watch The Mandalorian. The same goes for the final installment, Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker. As it is for many parents, the word Disney for me is synonymous with quality family entertainment. One of our best trips was a visit to Disneyland last summer. My father grew up in Southern California, had a lifetime pass to Disneyland and loved the classic films so much he recorded a bunch to Betamax. We’d sit around watching Robin Hood and Fantasia for my own childhood family movie nights. My kids today understand my job largely with the help of an iconic Goofy short. How to Hook Up Your Home TheaterWalt, you win again. Now, about that discounted Hulu bundle… Now playing: Watch this: More on Disney Plus Tags Toy Story 4 trailer shows Woody and Bo Peep’s long-awaited… You’ve already got a friend in me, Disney Plus Disney just announced the details of Disney Plus, its new standalone streaming service. Available Nov. 12, it costs $7 per month and sounds like our inevitable new destination for Family Movie Night. Comments Media Streamers Digital Media TV and Movies Share your voice Disney Disney Plus is the exclusive streaming home of Frozen 2. I have 9- and 8-year-old daughters named Anna and Ella. Do you think I have a choice? Disney At my house, every Friday is Family Movie Night. Three kids, aged 9, 8 and 3, take turns choosing the film they want to watch. Or rewatch. Or fight over watching for the fourth time. Their negotiations often start days before and become more heated as the fateful night approaches. On hearing that the youngest wants to watch Cars again, his sisters inevitably begin their subtle tugs toward an acceptable substitute, like Coco or Moana.  Sometimes I step in and play arbiter, especially if a movie is available “for free” as part of a subscription. “Kids, Moana isn’t on Netflix anymore, so it’s $4 to rent. How about Incredibles 2?” Usually they ignore my thrifty suggestions. “Fine,” I think to myself, “it’s just $4.” A small price to pay for entertainment harmony, and Moana is really good. But I sure would love the option to watch it, and any number of other great Disney movies, as part of an affordable subscription.  9 My #8: As a parent with kids of a certain age, do I have any way whatsoever to avoid subscribing?— David Katzmaier (@dkatzmaier) April 11, 2019 Disney Plus will cost $7 a month and launch Nov. 12 Disney Plus will allow downloads for offline viewing In Disney Plus Frozen 2 teaser, Elsa’s not OKlast_img read more

West Nile Virus Found At 18 Locations In Harris County

first_imgHealth officials say they’ve found more mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus in Harris County. Though still early in mosquito season, the Harris County Public Health has confirmed mosquitoes in 18 locations throughout the area tested positive for the virus. On June 11th, they had confirmed just three locations. See the locations where HCPH found West Nile by clicking here.Locations with mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus on this map from Harris County Public Health are shown highlighted in yellow.“We need our residents to help prevent mosquitos from breeding in and around their homes by dumping all containers that have standing water every 3-5 days and to protect themselves by applying an EPA registered insect repellant,” said Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health, in a press release.Harris County’s Mosquito Control Services tests locations for other mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya. Maps the health agency uses to keep track of positive locations show no other diseases have been found in mosquitoes this season.  Sharelast_img read more

Eurovision bans China from airing final after censoring gay kiss

first_imgThe singing competition blocked China’s Mango TV from airing the second semi-final after it did not air Ireland’s performance. The song by Ryan O’Shaughnessy featured two male dancers acting out a romantic storyline.Mango TV also blurred rainbow flags in the crowd and the tattoos of Albanian performers.‘This is not in line with the EBU’s values of universality and inclusivity and our proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music,’ said a spokesperson for the European Broadcasting Union which airs the singing competition.‘It is with regret that we will therefore immediately be terminating our partnership with the broadcaster and they will not be permitted to broadcast the second Semi-Final or the Grand Final.’O’Shaugnessy welcomed the ban, saying it was a step in the ‘right direction’.‘From the very start we’ve said love is love – whether it’s between two guys, two girls or a guy and a girl so I think this is a really important decision,’ he said.‘They haven’t taken this lightly and I think it’s a move in the right direction so I’m happy about it.’ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Ireland’s Eurovision entry features a cute gay couple dancing in the snowUK Eurovision entry faces stage invasion by protester – but SuRuie slays anywayWho is going to win Eurovision 2018?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : “Love is Love” @Ryan_Acoustic reacts to the news that the EBU have terminated China’s Mango TV from broadcasting #Eurovision. For censoring #Ireland‘s performance due to LGBT content.— BBC Eurovision (@bbceurovision) 10 May 2018Gay content is ‘abnormal’Online broadcaster, Mango TV, is linked to the state run Hunan Broadcasting System. The HBS is China’s second-largest television network.LGBTI content is banned on film and TV in China, but in July last year it also banned gay content from appearing on the internet, labelling it abnormal.But a viral protest remarkably helped overturn a ban on gay content on China’s popular microblogging site, Weibo.In April, Weibo announced to its 397 million users that it would clean up its platform and ban homosexual and violent content from the site.But an #IAMGAY hashtag went viral, forcing Weibo to backtrack on its decision. The move gave the LGBTI community a rare victory.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Eurovision banned the airing of this year’s final in China after it censored several moments in the semi-final including, LGBTI content.center_img China is in hot water for blurring rainbow flags during the Eurovision semi-final. | Photo: Mango TV GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Mexicos 43 missing students continue to haunt President Peña Nieto – and

first_imgMEXICO CITY – Almost a year since the disappearance of 43 students tainted his administration’s international image, the case has come back to haunt Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.Peña Nieto’s approval rating began to plunge after his government’s handling of the case was criticized last year, and now an independent probe has raised questions about the credibility of the official investigation.Experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights rejected the government’s conclusion that the students were incinerated by a drug gang in a garbage dump as scientifically impossible.The panel also put the army on the spot, calling for an investigation into whether soldiers failed in their duty to protect the young men while corrupt police attacked and detained them in the southern city of Iguala.“It’s another element that adds up to the lack of credibility of the official narrative in many areas,” Héctor Zamitiz Gamboa, political science professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, told AFP. Relatives and friends of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa, meet with experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, who investigated the disappearance. Omar Torres/AFP‘Tunnel of impunity’ Peña Nieto’s popularity had already taken a battering in recent weeks following the prison escape of Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán in July.The president and his wife also have come under scrutiny over the purchase of a mansion from a government contractor, although a government investigation – not surprisingly – said they did nothing wrong.The independent probe into the Iguala case found that some detainees in the case claimed they were tortured and that some evidence, including video footage, was destroyed.The experts urged the government to open a new line of investigation into their own theory: that the students may have been viciously attacked because they inadvertently snatched a bus used to transport drugs.“Mexico needs to resolve the case as soon as possible, not only to solve this crime, but also to prove to the world that there is a light at the end of the tunnel of impunity in Mexico,” El Universal newspaper said in an editorial.While the government said it would investigate the garbage dump again, the director of investigations at the attorney general’s office insisted that at least a large group of students were burned there.“Rather than doing new tests to prove a theory that has already been discarded, the Mexican government should work to restructure the investigation and pursue all of the proposed lines of investigation,” said Maureen Meyer, a Mexico expert at the Washington Office on Latin America, an advocacy group.‘Massive stain’ on governmentThe former attorney general, Jesús Murilla Karám called the official account of the fire last year the “historic truth.”Denise Dresser, a renowned political analyst, wrote in the daily Reforma that the case was a “historic lie” that was fabricated by prosecutors to “turn the page, close the book.”The case never went away and Peña Nieto has faced criticism for only meeting with parents of the victims once and never going to visit them in their impoverished home state of Guerrero.Peña Nieto, however, said on Monday that he was willing to meet with them again “and support them in a permanent way” because he shared their desire to know the truth.A day before, relatives of the students had demanded a meeting with him this week along with the experts of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.The human rights group Amnesty International said the commission’s findings are “a massive stain on the Mexican government’s reputation, which they can only begin to reverse if they find those responsible.”Related: Salman Rushdie, Paul Aster and other prominent writers blast Mexican president over journalist slayings Facebook Comments Related posts:Independent probe doubts 43 Mexico students cremated Mexico’s Peña Nieto pledge to find students falls short for families Mexico police, protesters clash ahead of grim anniversary of 43 missing students Parents of 43 missing students in Mexico wage hunger strikelast_img read more

Untimely death of Costa Rica woman in US leaves family with 70000

first_imgBarbara Calderón, who died in Los Angeles, California, on Jan. 26, in an undated photo with her sons, Santiago and Tobias. (Courtesy Ari Rosales)Update: 12 p.m. Wed., March 2. On Wednesday morning the family of Barbara Calderón, a Costa Rican woman who died while visiting the U.S. in January, learned that it exceeded its fundraising goal for paying off Calderón’s hospital bill. In five days the family raised more than $71,000 to pay the outstanding bill.The family posted its thanks on the page:Our family has been awaken this morning to the beautiful news that we’ve reach our goal, and more! Thank you for the support and the service done to us. For this we will be eternally grateful.Original story continues here:A Costa Rican woman’s family is asking the public for help raising funds to pay for $70,000 in hospital bills after the woman died in a California hospital in January. Three days in, the family has already raised more than half the amount they need.Barbara Calderón was traveling in California in January with her two sons while visiting her sister. She hoped to take a family trip to Universal Studios in Los Angeles. But on the way to the amusement park Calderón complained of chest pains and stopped breathing. Emergency responders reached her on the highway and were able to stabilize her. She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital’s emergency room. There, hospital staff put her in an induced coma and on life support to try to preserve her brain functions until she could recover.But Calderón never made it out of the coma. Cardiologists said a previously undiagnosed congenital birth defect was the cause of her heart failure. After several days on life support, her husband, who had flown to Los Angeles to be with her and their sons, decided to remove her from life support on Jan. 26. Calderón was 41.Calderón was in the U.S. without health or travel insurance and accumulated roughly $300,000 in health care costs during her six-day admission. The family was able to negotiate the hospital bills down to $70,000. Still unable to pay the bill, the family decided to turn to the crowdsourcing website this writing the family has raised more than $40,000 from 290 donors.“I’m overwhelmed by the support but I’m not surprised,” Calderón’s sister in California, Ari Rosales, told The Tico Times. “She was an amazing person with lots of friends and family who loved her.”“She was always the one who kept us together as a family, ” Rosales said. “She kept us united.”Rosales said that the family was hopeful that between the campaign and additional fundraising by family and friends in Costa Rica the family would be able to pay back the hospital bills by the end of March.“This is a new role for me, organizing something like this,” Rosales said thinking about Calderón. “I keep thinking that she’d be the best person to do this.”Donations for Calderón’s medical bills can be received until April 26. Facebook Comments Related posts:World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016 Costa Rica prosecutors charge 5 members of alleged organ trafficking ring Zika research to be published rapidly and free As AH1N1 death toll rises to 14 in Costa Rica, authorities say it’s too late in season for vaccinationlast_img read more

AYANA awarded Worlds Best Spa by Conde Nast Traveller

first_imgThermes Marins Bali Spa has been awarded the World’s #1 Spa at the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Awards 2010, in the latest accola de bestowed upon AYANA Resort and Spa Bali following its rebranding.AYANA was also awarded Favourite Hotel Spa in Asia and Indian Sub-continent at the prestigious ceremony in London, which followed an international survey of Conde Nast Traveller readers. The news follows AYANA’s listing on the Conde Nast Traveller 2010 Gold List (Best Hotels in Asia) in January and a World Travel Award as Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort last November, just months after the resort rebranded. It was also just awarded #2 Best Hotel in Bali by Destinasian magazine. “It’s a great honor to win Conde Nast’s highest award in this prestigious survey of international travelers,” said AYANA’s Director of Spa and Business Development (Japan), Michi Sonoda. “The spa industry worldwide has undergone significant change in recent years as modern travelers seek the type of holiday where they can completely rebalance and revive their senses, to ease the stress of their increasingly hectic lives. This award recognizes our position as a world leader in both Thalassotherapy and traditional Indonesian remedies, and nothing gives us more pleasure than sharing the benefits of our wellbeing philosophy with our guests.” Set in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens, Thermes Marins Bali is the only Thermes Marins spa in south-east Asia. The 22,000sqm facility incorporates spa villas, treatment rooms, beauty salon, reflexology and relaxation lounge, and the Spa on the Rocks treatment villas anchored on rocks amidst the ocean. It is also home to one of the world’s largest Aquatonic® Seawater Jet Pools, supplied direct from the underlying ocean and warmed to optimum temperatures to provide the curative and preventative properties of seawater. The spa menu offers ancient Eastern healing and modern European treatments including Thalassotherapy, massage, facials, hair, nail care, anti-aging and slimming treatments. The highest quality products are used including La Mer, Thermes Marins, Guinot and Decleor. Formerly The Ritz-Carlton Bali Resort & Spa, AYANA rebranded on 1 April 2009 after a management change initiated by the owner, who’s invested millions of dollars to strengthen the property’s position as Southeast Asia’s premier resort. Facility upgrades include the new Rock Bar, located on natural rocks abutting the ocean, and renovations of Padi restaurant, Damar Terrace restaurant and AYANA Ballroom.  The 77-hectare property retained the vast majority of its 950 staff and selected West Paces Hotel Group led by Horst Schulze, former president and founder of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, to provide management expertise. General Manager Charles de Foucault brings more than 30 years’ experience, including 17 with Ritz-Carlton hotels. Source = AYANA Resort and Spalast_img read more

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Executive on the eve of the presidential election scheduled for 17 July "Hopefully we’ll see a few more multilab studies like this from time to time Those who don’t agree with me can take a call and leave Here are 24 cures our species has attempted through the ages This is what can happen when a well-organized grassroots movement refuses to believe that the improbable cant be accomplished Testosterone may be the key to manliness but it also stokes the growth of prostate cancer cells So injections of the hormone might sound like the last thing a man with this type of cancer needs But a new study shows that the shots can slow the progression of untreatable prostate tumors in some patients Researchers have known since the 1940s that slashing the levels of testosterone and other male sex hormones can rein in prostate tumors Today a common treatment for prostate cancers that have spread to other parts of the body is chemical castration drugs that cut the body’s production of testosterone and related hormones But the cancer cells usually adapt to the low hormone levels and resume growing For example they sometimes crank out more of the receptor molecules stimulated by testosterone or switch to a version of the receptor that doesn’t need testosterone to prompt growth Although researchers have devised new treatments to counteract this resistance such as drugs that block the testosterone receptor tumors often quickly develop resistance to them as well Studies of cancer cells in a dish and tumors in animals have revealed a paradox about so-called castration-resistant prostate cancer Cancer cells that prosper when testosterone is scarce often die when exposed to high levels of the hormone Experiments suggest that the extra hormone disrupts DNA duplication and leads to DNA fractures which can be fatal for a cell This paradoxical relationship means that testosterone doses could be beneficial against resistant tumors Medical oncologist Michael Schweizer now at the University of Washington Seattle and colleagues from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore Maryland tested this strategy in 16 men whose prostate cancers had become resistant to chemical castration Most of their tumors had spread or metastasized In the study the men continued to receive chemical castration therapy but every 28 days the researchers also injected them with testosterone Each shot spiked blood testosterone levels well above normal but they gradually declined until they were close to the level produced by chemical castration The rationale for these oscillations Schweizer says is that “you don’t allow prostate cancer cells to get accustomed to one testosterone environment” The hormone peaks will kill cancer cells that have adapted to low testosterone whereas the valleys will stifle cells that require testosterone to grow To gauge the subjects’ progress the researchers measured the amounts of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood an indicator of prostate cancer growth Two patients left the study after the first round of treatment because of side effects In seven of the remaining subjects PSA levels rose during the first three rounds of treatment suggesting that they weren’t benefiting from the injections But PSA levels dipped in seven others a sign that their tumors could be shrinking “The fact that half of the guys who got through three cycles [of treatment] showed a response is encouraging” Schweizer says He and colleagues performed CT scans on 10 patients to check the size of their metastases or tumor colonies spawned by the original growth In four patients the metastases had shrunk and in one patient they had disappeared the team reports online today in Science Translational Medicine All five men were in the group that showed PSA declines Over time however the advantages of testosterone injections waned PSA levels began to rise after about 7 months suggesting renewed growth by the tumors But even a short-term response could extend the lives of patients because prostate cancer that is resistant to chemical castration is typically incurable Schweizer notes Although a few previous studies attempted to gauge the effects on prostate cancer of boosting testosterone levels they didn’t provide the large doses of hormone necessary to kill resistant cancer cells he says So the new work “is a first step toward finding out who will benefit from this treatment” For the patients who remained in the study side effects of the treatment included nausea and hair loss and two subjects developed blood clots in their lungs Of the two people who dropped out of the trial early on one fell ill with pneumonia and died from sepsis a body-wide inflammation that often results from infections That’s not a typical consequence of testosterone therapy Schweizer says so the researchers think it was caused by a chemotherapy drug that the patients were also taking during part of the study Some researchers and doctors have worried that testosterone treatment might speed tumor growth notes Charles Ryan a cancer endocrinology researcher and physician at the University of California San Francisco who wasn’t involved in the work But the study shows that “there’s potentially a substantial number of patients for whom this treatment is not harmful but is possibly beneficial” However he’s not ready to change how he treats prostate cancer patients until researchers perform further studies that confirm the effects of testosterone and clarify the treatment’s risks “They have intriguing clinical data” says medical oncologist and prostate cancer researcher Christopher Logothetis of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston who also wasn’t connected to the study But he was disappointed that the team didn’t test biopsy samples from the subjects to determine how testosterone was influencing the tumors That analysis is essential so that researchers can figure out how to predict which patients will benefit from the treatment and which might be harmed he says Two other studies of testosterone therapy in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer have begun Schweizer notes so researchers may soon have a better idea of whether the treatment is superior to current approaches? “Hate is not welcome at the Minnesota State Capitol. a Muslim and the author of “Their Jihad … Not My Jihad. attended a city council work session last week to plead their case.

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