5 Ways to Know Your True Love is Filmmaking

first_imgHow do you know you’ve found the right one (career-wise)? We’ve compiled this list of ways to tell if your true love is filmmaking.It’s that time a year again, love is in the air and instead of a date, you have a film project to work on. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, you’re in love and who are we to judge. But how do you know if you are really in love with filmmaking? In the spirit of Valentines Day, we had a little fun with this one…1. You spend more on equipment than relationships.Between a camera, audio equipment, lighting gear, lenses, mounts, cables, accessories, and an editing bay, the average filmmaker spends thousands of dollars getting their arsenal of gear together. In comparison, the average date with a human being costs less than a hundred dollars.With new cameras like the Blackmagic 4K and the Lumix GH4 you save up your money so you can buy what’s important. Besides the feeling you get when you unbox that camera for the first time is simply intoxicating. Amirite?2. You can’t stop thinking about your film.What is my actor’s motivation? How can we shoot the scene more effectively? Are we going to crowdsource or find investors?These are the questions that keep you up at night. As a filmmaker you often find yourself, daydreaming about your next shoot and getting your film shown in festivals. Lucky for you, there are free resources online to help you make your dream a reality.3. Filmmaking isn’t easy but you’ve stuck with it.With over 2.2 million people in the film and video industry, creating a name for yourself is no easy task. It takes dedication to master your art.You could have become a doctor or lawyer but that would be too easy, Instead you chose the cutthroat, exciting, world of filmmaking. Some might say the odds are not in your favor, but when you have a dream no one is going to stop you.4. You’re loyal to a camera brand.Nikon vs. Canon vs. Panasonic vs. Blackmagic. You have a favorite brand and you’re loyal to it. In your mind, using another brand is simply treason. You’ve been with your camera’s brand since the beginning. Through long, stressful shoots you’ve bonded with your camera and you wouldn’t trade those memories for anything.Sure you’re loyal to your friends, but are your friends as consistent as your trusted DSLR? Maybe not.5. You read tutorials on filmmaking (not dating).Some people spend their lives flipping through Cosmo magazines and setting up online dating profiles, but you don’t. Instead, you read/watch exciting tutorials about nonlinear editing, production techniques and equipment specs. You’re happy with your old clothes and messy hair…as long as you have a camera and a dream anythings possible. That’s true love, my friend.There you have it. If you have another reason why you love filmmaking please share it in the comments below.last_img read more

Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilas

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m here. Ready to get to work. Thank you all the fans for the endless love and support that I’ve received already,” Austin wrote.The 7-foot-1 center, who last played in the Chinese National Basketball League for the Guangxi Rhinos, is also being considered as a candidate for naturalization.Austin is one of two Gilas imports in the tournament, featuring top club teams in Asia including the defending champions Xinjiang Flying Tigers led by Andray Blatche.Gilas, which will be under the banner of Chooks-to-Go, also tapped University of the Philippines’ Bright Akhetie as its other reinforcement.The 23-year-old Austin has an inspiring story to tell. He declared for the 2014 NBA Draft after playing two years in college.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul PVL men’s: Ateneo gets third straight win, FEU claims solo second He was a highly-touted prospect until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which is an inherited disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue, that nearly ended his basketball career.Austin was given the go-signal to continue playing basketball in 2016 and is now on a path to reintroduce himself who he once was on the court.In college, he was a member of the Big 12 All-Defensive Team in 2014 and an All-Rookie Team in 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Guess who’s in the house? @IsaiahAustin #zeke pic.twitter.com/0P12v8U2zD— Chot Reyes (@coachot) September 12, 2017Isaiah Austin is ready to lead Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAustin, a former star out of Baylor University, arrived in Manila late Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT He wasted no time in thanking Filipino fans on his Twitter account for greeting him with a warm welcome upon his arrival.center_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

La Liga: Barcelona and Real Madrid Back in Action After El Clasico Gets Pushed Back

first_imgMadrid: After a weekend off due to the postponement of last Saturday’s scheduled game between them at the Camp Nou Stadium, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are both back in action as the La Liga Santander moves from its tenth to its 11th round of fixtures in midweek.Barcelona will be in action on Tuesday night as they entertain a Valladolid side that climbed into mid-table at the weekend after a 2-0 win at home to Eibar, reports Xinhua news agency. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has midfielder Sergi Roberto available again after a minor knee issue, although Samuel Umtiti is still sidelined after taking a knock in training a week ago.Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Antoine Griezmann are all likely to start ahead of a midfield of Arthur Melo, Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong, which has begun to gel as a unit in recent weeks.Real Madrid has what should be a benign return to action as Zinedine Zidane’s side entertain bottom of the table Leganes, who nevertheless claimed their first win of the season on Saturday.Gareth Bale is still missing for Real Madrid as he struggles to recover from another calf injury and Zidane wants a convincing home win as rumours of Jose Mourinho’s return continue to circle the Santiago Bernabeu. Antoine GriezmannbarcelonaCatalanEden Hazard First Published: October 28, 2019, 10:41 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Copa America: Coutinho’s hat-trick leads Brazil over Haiti 7-1

first_imgThis was a 7-1 scoreline Brazil could enjoy. Philippe Coutinho scored his first international hat-trick, Renato Augusto had two goals and Brazil routed Haiti 7-1 Wednesday night in the Copa America.Coutinho scored in the 14th and 29thminutes to build a 2-0 lead, then added a goal on a 20-yard drive in the second minute of second-half stoppage time. The Liverpool midfielder’s only previous goal for Brazil was against Mexico in an exhibition on June 7 last year.Gabriel Barbosa and Lucas Lima also scored for Brazil in a scoreline that matched the devastating defeat for the Selecao in the 2014 World Cup semifinals against Germany at Belo Horizonte.”We have been encouraging Coutinho during training to be the player he is in Liverpool, take advantage of his opportunities and he did that for us,” Brazil’s coach Dunga said. “He has been acquiring more trust and belief in himself and taking more risks. That is what we wanted.”Brazil leads Group B with four points and completes group play Sunday against Peru, which opened with a 1-0 win over Haiti. Ecuador, which tied Brazil 0-0, met Peru later Wednesday.Dunga said his team is relaxed now.’SEEKING PERFECTION'”It’s not just important for Brazil to win, but for us to be the best players on the field in every game,” he said. “This was a good game. We did many of the things in the game that we worked on in training, but we are always seeking perfection.”Coutinho’s first goal was from just outside the penalty area and his second came from 6 yards out after a three-touch sequence. Dani Alves crossed, Jonas outfought two defenders to control the ball in front of goalkeeper Johny Placide, then slid it across the goalmouth for Coutinho to tap in.advertisementAlves looped a cross onto Augusto’s head 10 yards out for the third goal.Gabriel Barbosa entered for Jonas at the start of the second half and made it 4-0 with an 18-yard left-footed shot and Alves crossed for Lima’s header.Marcelin beat Brazil goalkeeper Alisson on a rebound after Max Hillaire’s initial effort.”We knew they were better than us. I’m just happy we scored a goal,” Marcelin said.Brazil, which had control of the ball 64 percent of the game and had 15 shots on goal to just five for Haiti, didn’t let up in the final 20 minutes. Augusto got his second goal in the 86th minute and Coutinho finished off the scoring in stoppage time.last_img read more

Djokovic Federer back and Murray returns in Cincinnati

first_imgCincinnati: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will make late summer hardcourt starts next week as the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters gets underway with all major names set to compete. Along to give his resurfaced right hip a test after seven months of singles inactivity will be two-time champion Andy Murray, with the world number 325 entered on a wild card. British three-time Grand Slam champion Murray’s most recent singles match was a January first-round Australian Open loss, after which the Scotsman tearfully said his career might be over after playing and losing in severe hip pain. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHe then underwent a successful hip surgery that has given his career a second chance at age 32. Murray, a 2008 and 2011 Cincinnati champion, will open in the first round against France’s Richard Gasquet, whom he leads 8-3 in their personal rivalry, taking their past three meetings dating to 2015 and 2016. Federer, who turned 38 on Thursday, will need to lift his game immediately as he prepares for the US Open. Federer has claimed the Cincinnati trophy seven times, most recently in 2015. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThe icon with 20 Grand Slam singles titles has been holding off Djokovic and Nadal, who continue to close in on his record with 16 and 18 titles respectively. Top seed Djokovic and number three Federer will both be playing for the first time since their Wimbledon final, won by the Serb after Federer held two match points. Nadal takes the second seeding after a standout week in Montreal. The Spaniard called Murray’s return “good for the sport,” suggesting the decision shows the 32-year-old feels healthy enough to compete at the top level. Fourth seed Dominic Thiem will hope to keep lifting his hardcourt form after reaching the Montreal quarter-finals. Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will need to quickly improve after losing early in Canada. Japan’s Kei Nishikori take the fifth seeding ahead of Montreal quarter-finalist Alexander Zverev and Russian Karen Khachanov. South African Kevin Anderson, the ATP number 10 who has not played since Wimbledon due to injury, is missing the US Open tuneup. On the women’s side, Australian Ashleigh Barty, who lost the top ranking with a first-match exit in Toronto, is seeded atop the table followed by double Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka of Japan. Czech Karolina Pliskova, the 2016 winner, is third ahead of Romania’s Simona Halep and holder Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. Halep is dealing with an Achilles tendon injury after managing to play only one set in the Toronto quarters. Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singkes winner, hopes to continue her fightback to match fitness, which was on solid display in a victory Friday over Osaka in a rematch of their 2018 US Open final. The 37-year-old American will begin her campaign against a qualifier. After losing the Wimbledon final against Halep, Williams is keeping her hopes toned down. “I go into every match thinking I can do it, but sometimes that doesn’t happen,” she said. “Overall I just come and do the best I can.” Bertens could play Venus Williams in the second round if the veteran gets past a qualifier in her opening match.last_img read more

Lisee steps down as Parti Quebecois suffers historic defeat loses party status

first_imgMONTREAL – The Parti Quebecois, the standard-bearer of Quebec independence for close to 50 years, suffered one of the worst defeats in its history Monday as the Coalition Avenir Quebec romped to a majority government.Among the PQ casualties was Jean-Francois Lisee, who lost his Montreal-area riding of Rosemont and stepped down as leader of the sovereigntist party.“The verdict in Rosemont also puts an end to the best job I’ve ever had, leader of the Parti Quebecois,” Lisee told supporters.The party ended up winning just nine seats — its lowest total since its first two elections in 1970 and 1973, when it won seven and six seats respectively under party founder Rene Levesque. Its 17 per cent share of the popular vote is its worst result ever.While the few candidates who won their seats vowed to fight for their constituents, it remains unclear where the party will go from here.Lisee said the PQ is needed to fight battles for justice, the environment, secularism and the French language.”As long as Quebec is not a country, Quebec will need the Parti Quebecois,” Lisee said.The party was the official Opposition going into the current campaign with 28 of 125 legislature seats, but it is left with a handful of seats in eastern Quebec and a few candidates surrounded by Coalition blue in others.The party was at risk of being completely shut out on the island of Montreal, and it fell short of the dozen seats or 20 per cent of the popular vote needed to give it official party status.Shellshocked party supporters cheered as the party announced the names of their few victorious candidates, among them deputy PQ leader Veronique Hivon.Lisee said he knew from the outset it would be a tough slog as the party took fire from all sides: from the surging Coalition for nationalist voters and from Quebec solidaire for the sovereigntist vote.There was no respite for Lisee in his own riding, which he lost to former Montreal political journalist turned Quebec solidaire star candidate Vincent Marissal.For those left to carry the PQ mantle, it is time for reflection.“I think we’ll have to take some time,” said Catherine Fournier, re-elected in a suburban region south of Montreal. “We have a majority (Coalition) government right now, so the biggest error would be to go too fast.”She said the party needs to “have a good talk about our future — for sure we have one. I strongly believe in our values, our progressive ideas for Quebec’s future and sovereignty.”Fournier said she couldn’t rule out Quebec solidaire being a part of the PQ’s future after its strong showing on Monday.Before the campaign, Quebec solidaire rejected an alliance with the Parti Quebecois, something Lisee said weakened the sovereigntist forces. The two parties spent resources battling each other in ridings instead of working together, which Lisee said might have brought a very different result.Monday’s result was the second straight disappointing showing for the PQ, following up on a 2014 campaign that saw them go from being on the cusp of a majority government to finishing a distant second.The party has had two leaders since Pauline Marois lost in 2014 — Quebecor mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau and Lisee, who was elected to the post in October 2016.PQ president Gabrielle Lemieux said Monday night the party was proud of its campaign and said there will be plenty of time dig into the results.“We had an opportunity in this campaign to present our ideas and that was the most important thing for us,” Lemieux said.last_img read more

Will Beheading of French Hostage by ISIS Affect Moroccos Tourism

Marrakech – The beheading of the French hostage Hervé Gourdel in Algeria in the notoriously dangerous terrorist area of Kabilye has caused a drop in tourist bookings according to the President of the French Travel Agents Union. Morocco, which is secure and does not have the long running terrorism problems that has afflicted Algeria since 1992, suffers by association because it is part of North Africa and it is an Islamic country.There is an irrational fear amongst Westerners when they come to an Islamic country like Morocco that they might be in danger. Morocco and its Malakite rite of Islam is the most welcoming Muslim country in the world and values its Western tourists. Algeria has a negligible tourism industry due entirely to its ongoing terrorism problem. Morocco’s internal security forces are highly effective, and although there are regular arrests of members of networks linked to ISIS and Al Qaeda attempting to send young Moroccans to fight in Syria and Iraq, they have never been able to develop to a dangerous level. There is a threat, as there is in every country, from Islamist terrorists but Morocco has a better surveillance system than most countries.In 1991 during the first Gulf War, western governments ordered their nationals to leave all Maghreb countries. In Morocco’s case, it was recognized afterwards that there was no need for this action, which severely affected Moroccan tourism at the time. The Europeans who remained in Morocco experienced no problem whatsoever.The situation in Morocco in 2014 is different. There is a serious terrorist threat and no country can be entirely sure that all terrorist threats, particularly “lone wolves” unattached to any terrorist network (like the 2011 Argana Café bombing in Marrakech) might strike. Such is the state of the 21st century world, characterized by global terrorism.However, unlike in 1991, tourist centers and towns now have expatriate populations, many of whom work in the tourist industry in riads or hotels. These individuals are committed supporters of tourism in Morocco. No other country in North Africa has this positive tourism environment, and it plays a considerable role in building solidarity and client loyalty with Morocco as the number of tourists coming to the country continues to grow.The Moroccan Tourism Office is holding events for tour operators and the press in France and in Britain this November during the World Travel Market to reassure tour operators of tourist safety in Morocco. This has been a recurring theme over the years, but Morocco’s tourism continues to grow because it is deservedly popular, offers many varied locations, and is embraced by the kingdom’s residents.In fact, Morocco’s tourism figures and rate of return may be said to be more threatened by an alarming increase in the amount of time tourists have to wait to get their passport stamped on entry at Marrakech airport, where 50% of Morocco’s tourists enter the country. Delays of one-and-a-half to two hours are now commonplace, almost as long as the flight time from Europe to Marrakech. Unresponsive immigration staff with only half the number of passport officers on duty at any one time, and the need to put details into computers by hand causes unnecessary delays, which often results in tourists hesitance to return to Morocco.This has been a problem of varying intensity for years. Tourists have asked if there is a way flights could be staggered so that they do not all land at once, or a more efficient entry system for passport details and stamps which do not fade on the passport. Practical details such as this are an important way of smoothing the way for tourist arrivals so that the number of tourists continues to increase.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

President Obama Immigrants and Refugees Revitalize and Renew America

New York – American President Barack Obama gave a touching speech about the importance of immigrants in America during a naturalization ceremony on December 15, at the National Archives in Washington D.C.The U.S. President, who was speaking during the ceremony marking the 224th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, recalled how America is a country populated by immigrants and is the quality that makes it exceptional.“There’s something unique about America. We don’t simply welcome new immigrants, we don’t simply welcome new arrivals — we are born of immigrants. That is who we are. Immigration is our origin story,” Obama said. “For more than two centuries, it’s remained at the core of our national character; it’s our oldest tradition. It’s who we are. It’s part of what makes us exceptional,” he added.President Obama reminded Americans that the U.S. is a melting pot where people have come from every corner of the world seeking a better life.“After all, unless your family is native American, one of the first Americans, our families, all of our families, come from the someplace else,” he highlighted.“The first refugees were the pilgrims themselves, fleeing religious persecution, crossing the stormy Atlantic to reach a new world where they might live and pray freely,” he said.The American leader believes Americans must remember where they came from as a way to foster tolerance and understand that immigrants are a crucial part of the U.S.“How quickly we forget. One generation passes, two generation passes, and suddenly we don’t remember where we came from,” Obama said.“We can never say it often or loudly enough. Immigrants and refugees revitalize and renew America,” he concluded.President Obama’s compelling speech went viral on social media with thousands of people from different countries praising his reassuring message. read more

Video Women Protest Sexual Assault of Moroccan Farmers in Spain

Rabat- Moroccan and Spanish women rallied on Sunday, June 17, in Spain’s Huelva province in a march of solidarity with Moroccan seasonal workers who have been sexually assaulted.The Andalusian Workers’ Syndicate (SAT) organized Sunday’s march in Huelva to denounce the sexual abuse of Moroccan agricultural workers.The syndicate called on the Spanish government to intervene and restore the rights of these seasonal workers. A video of the demonstration captured women as they held banners saying “Work Without Sexual Slavery” and chanted in protest. Some women also ululated in Moroccan style.After a meeting between 18 representatives of agricultural firms and officials from the General Directorate for Migration in January, Spain agreed to hire 10,400 Moroccan agricultural workers to pick strawberries and other berries for the April to June harvest season.In May, the US-based online media company Buzzfeed recounted the stories of several Moroccan women farmers who complained of sexual assault by their employers.Later, four farmers working in Huelva filed complaints against the same supervisor for alleged sexual assault. Shortly after Spanish authorities arrested and questioned the suspect, he was released on bail. Morocco’s Ministry of Employment carried out an investigation to inquire about the conditions of women farmers on Spanish farms.After a Moroccan-Spanish delegation visited the Spanish farms, the ministry maintained that “no specific case of abuse or violation against Moroccan workers was found.” Several news outlets, including Buzzfeed News, Spain’s El Mundo, and El Pais have reported on the conditions of the Moroccan farmers in Heluva.The news outlets recently reported that a mother, seven months pregnant, who traveled to Spain to earn money for her sick son was sexually assaulted by her supervisor.“I will only return to Morocco when the truth breaks out, I want to go home with my head up,” she told El Pais.The workers were scheduled to return to their home country once the agricultural season ends. With the current controversy, it might take longer for them to go back to their families as they wait for justice to take its course. read more

New work rules could help fight against HIVAIDS UN labour agency says

Many countries are taking significant steps to tackle the issue of HIV/AIDS in the workplace and their new regulations could help in the fight against scourge, according to the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO). In a statement today the ILO said that promoting human rights in the workplace for people living with HIV/AIDS would support the drive to achieving universal access to HIV prevention measures, as well as to treatment and care. A new report from the organization, entitled “HIV/AIDS and the World of Work,” finds that more than 70 ILO Member States have, or are in the process of adopting, a general law on HIV/AIDS, while 30 countries are applying, or planning to apply, specific workplace rules. At the same time, the ILO says that HIV is having a devastating effect on the world of work. A majority of the more than 33 million people worldwide now living with HIV are still in work. They are in their most productive years, with skills and experience their families and country can ill afford to lose. However, despite major advances in attitudes and knowledge about AIDS, many workers still face discrimination, stigma and the fear of losing their job. In a related development, the World Bank today called on African countries to continue to champion HIV prevention efforts to slow and reverse the rate of new infections. According to a new report from the Bank, for every infected African starting antiretroviral therapy, another four to six become newly infected. However, rates of infection are falling in countries such as Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, Zimbabwe and parts of Botswana. The World Bank has mobilized more than $1.5 billion to more than 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to combat the epidemic since 2000. 14 May 2008Many countries are taking significant steps to tackle the issue of HIV/AIDS in the workplace and their new regulations could help in the fight against scourge, according to the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO). read more

UN experts call for rebuilding Zimbabwes health food systems

“Zimbabwe’s health system has completely collapsed – it cannot control the cholera outbreak which is spreading throughout the country, with a daily increase in the death toll,” the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, Anand Grover, said of the epidemic which has already infected 20,000 people, killing over 1,100.“New cholera cases are being reported with no medical system or staff with the capacity to contain the epidemic,” he added.Meanwhile, the first ever UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) airlift of critical emergency supplies to Zimbabwe has landed in Harare, the capital, bringing intravenous fluids, drip equipment, essential drugs, midwifery and obstetric kits to boost the agency’s cholera response and help the Government to deliver some essential health services to expecting mothers. “This is a strategic measure to address a desperate situation,” acting UNICEF Country Representative Roeland Monasch said. “We are already supplying 70 per cent of the country’s essential drugs, and these airlifted supplies will further boost UNICEF’s lifesaving support.”The experts, whose comments ranged over a wide range of issues from lack of clean water and food to the unjustified use of force by the authorities and civil rights abuses, expressed particular concern about the closure of the main public hospitals due to lack of medical supplies and health professionals.They also highlighted the shortage of anti-retroviral therapies and essential medicines to treat acute diseases, stressing that the participation of communities was crucial for the development and implementation of plans to rebuild the failing health system and warning that the situation was becoming disastrous and was likely to deteriorate as the rainy season approached. “There is no access to clean water sources and the country is faced with poor sanitation and meagre waste disposal and management infrastructure, greatly exacerbating the incidence of the disease,” the Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, said, noting that unsafe drinking water is also contributing to severe malnutrition. The Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, warned there was just not enough food at the national or household level. “An estimated 5.5 million people may need food assistance. Food and agricultural production have decreased drastically. With rising unemployment, and hyperinflation due to several years of economic instability, people have been suffering for too long in Zimbabwe; their right to adequate food has to be fulfilled now.”Ongoing violations of civil and political rights make it harder for the authorities and the people of Zimbabwe to unite and cooperate with the international community to tackle the humanitarian crisis, the experts stressed.“The crisis is compounded by the use of unjustified force by the authorities in response to peaceful demonstrations and the recent abductions of human rights defenders,” the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, said. The Rapporteurs, who are independent unpaid experts reporting to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, noted that Zimbabwe had one of the best public health systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and was considered its ‘breadbasket.’“Stable systems for providing access to health, water, sanitation and food must be restored and respect for civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights assured,” they added, reiterating their willingness to work with the Government and the international community to find urgent solutions to these problems. 22 December 2008Four independent United Nations human rights experts today called on the Government of Zimbabwe and the international community to do more to rebuild the country’s health system, end the worst cholera epidemic ever recorded there and ensure adequate food for all people as millions face hunger. read more

Western Sahara Annan urges POLISARIO to release remaining prisoners of war

“The Secretary-General welcomes this step, which is responsive to numerous Security Council resolutions and presidential statements calling for the release of all prisoners of war,” UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said of today’s repatriation, carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).”The Secretary-General appeals to the Frente POLISARIO to accelerate the release of all remaining POWs, and urges the parties to continue to cooperate with the efforts of the ICRC to resolve the fate of all those unaccounted for since the beginning of the conflict.”Mr. Annan also urged the parties to cooperate with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to embark on early implementation of confidence-building measures, the spokesman added.

Nearly 100 countries sign UN treaty to combat corruption

The UN Convention against Corruption is “a convention with teeth,” the chief of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Antonio Maria Costa, told a news conference in Mérida, Mexico, yesterday at the end of a for a three-day signing conference attended by representatives of more than 120 governments.The treaty, which binds ratifying countries to criminalize corrupt practices, develop institutions to prevent corrupt practices and prosecute offenders, will enter into force with ratification by 30 countries, when a Conference of the States parties will be established to monitor compliance.Mr. Costa has expressed confidence in the treaty’s ratification. “I know of no country which has stated its unwillingness to sign and ratify the UN Convention against Corruption,” he said in an earlier statement to the press.By a very rough but conservative estimate, income derived from illicit transactions is 5 per cent of the volume of total global output, World Bank Director for Global Governance Daniel Kaufmann said at a press briefing during the conference, noting that bribes and graft make up at least half of that amount. Given a gross world product of $33 trillion, a low figure for the dollar amount paid out each year in corrupt transactions would be nearly $1 trillion. read more

Liberia UNICEF chief reviews efforts to aid wartraumatized children

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)head Carol Bellamy is on a three-day visit to Liberia to assess progress in reintegrating thousands of youngsters who were abducted, recruited as soldiers or sex slaves and otherwise exploited in the 15-war civil war that tore the West African country apart. Ms. Bellamy will talk to demobilized children now living at a UNICEF-supported interim care centre while efforts to trace their families are underway. She is also scheduled to visit a child-friendly space in a camp for internally displaced people, a drop-in centre for sexually abused children, as well as a vocational training programme. During the war, an estimated 15,000 children were forcibly abducted or recruited as soldiers, cooks, sex slaves and porters. Ms. Bellamy is to meet with the Chairman of the National Transitional Government, Charles Gyude Bryant, as well as the senior UN envoy to the country, Jacques Paul Klein, government ministers, aid agencies, non-governmental organizations and donors. The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), with some 16,000 troops and police on the ground, is supporting a ceasefire and peace process between former President Charles Taylor’s forces and two major opposition groups in preparation for elections next year. It is also promoting humanitarian activities. read more

Egypt Ban condemns latest terrorist attacks calls for holistic approach to scourge

He noted that the attack in the north Sinai city reportedly killed Government officials, security personnel and civilians and he extended his “heartfelt condolences” to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Egypt, and his wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.“The Secretary-General reiterates his strong belief in the need for a holistic approach to preventing and countering the scourge of terrorism, stressing due regard for international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law,” a statement attributable to the spokesperson said.

Badgers hosting Guelph in mustwin hockey game Friday night

The Brock Badgers men’s hockey team is hosting the Guelph Gryphons in Game 2 of their best-of-three varsity playoff series.After Brock lost Game 1 to Guelph 5-1 Thursday night, Game 2 is now a must-win for the Badgers.Friday’s game will start at 7:15 p.m. at Seymour-Hannah Sports Complex.Tickets are available at the Walker Athletic Complex welcome desk and directly at the arena Friday night. Tickets are free for Brock students, $10 for adults and $5 for non-brock students and seniors.

Badgers head back to Meridian Centre for basketball doubleheader

The Brock Badgers are ready to paint the Meridian red.The men’s and women’s basketball teams will host the Ryerson Rams in a key mid-season doubleheader at the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines on Friday, Jan. 27.Just in time for last-minute gift shoppers, tickets are now on sale for the Paint the Meridian Red game through Ticketmaster online. Both general admission tickets and courtside options are available. Prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $35 for courtside. Members of the Brock Community can enter the promo code GoBadgers on Ticketmaster to purchase $8 general admission tickets. Brock alumni are also invited to attend the games and can purchase the discounted tickets using code BrockAlumni. More than 1,000 free tickets for Brock students will be available from the Walker Complex Welcome Desk starting Jan. 23.Brock Sports is hoping the game surpasses the previous Brock attendance record of 3,532 fans set at the Meridian Centre during the Steel Blade Hockey Game in September.The doubleheader will start with the Badgers women tipping off at 6 p.m. Ryerson currently sits sixth in the country with a 6-1 record while the Badgers have a 2-4 record, putting them third in the OUA Central Division.The men’s game will follow at 8 p.m. when the Badgers, ranked sixth in the nation with a 4-2 record, play the Rams, ranked fifth with a perfect 7-0 record. read more

61inch Huawei Ascend Mate to compete with Galaxy Note 2

first_imgAt 6.1 inches, the Huawei Ascend Mate is set to further blur the already blurry line between phablets and actual tablets like the Nexus 7 (that’s the comparatively small Ascend D2 above). It’s all about bringing the fight to Samsung and one-upping the popular Galaxy Note 2. Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong says he’s currently using both the Ascend Mate and Galaxy Note 2 to compare, make notes, and ensure that his company’s pocket-busting device offers a superior all-round user experience.Apart from the diagonal display measurement, Yu didn’t offer any additional specifics. He did, however, boast of a “more stunning” display — and based on what ZTE, LG, and Oppo are preparing to launch you’d have to assume that means the Ascend Mate will feature a 1080p panel. He also mentions a slimmer bezel and a chassis that’s easier to grip. Both will be important design features, since the 6.1-inch phone will already be stretching some hands to their limits.Although Yu pegs the Ascend Mate as a direct challenger to the Galaxy Note %displayPrice% at %seller% , he doesn’t specify whether a stylus is part of the package. Even with a bigger battery on board (which Yu also hints at), there should be plenty of room inside the Ascend Mate to sneak one in. Whether or note a stylus is included will probably depend on whether or not Huawei decides it actually does anything to improve the UX.Perhaps the best news to come out of Yu’s revelation is that the Ascend Mate will be cheaper than the Galaxy Note 2. You’d certainly hope Huawei could produce something that will sell for less than $799 if LG can pump out the Nexus 4 and still justify a sticker price of $349, … though at 6.1 inches, it’s probably more logical to line up the Ascend Mate with the $299 Nexus 7 with HSPA if you’re talking about pricing expectations.More at Itechnews and BGRlast_img read more

Two Irish men are wanted in the UK in connection with the

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3850695 Two Irish men are wanted in the UK in connection with the murder of an 87-year-old man Police are keen to talk to Jimmy Michael Connors, 28, and Tom Joseph Ward, 17 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 52,167 Views Feb 13th 2018, 9:51 PM Image: Staffordshire Police POLICE IN THE UK are searching for two Irish men wanted in connection with the violent robbery of a pensioner who died less than a month following the ordeal.Police in Staffordshire released the names and photographs of Tom Ward and Jimmy Connors. The two men are wanted in connection with the murder of 87-year-old Arthur Gumbley last year.Gumbley was violently attacked at his home in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield, on the evening of 21 November 2017, before he had valuable jewellery stolen. He passed away on 12 December.Following an extensive investigation, police are keen to talk to Jimmy Michael Connors, 28, and Tom Joseph Ward, 17,  about their whereabouts on the day of the incident.Connors is described as 5ft 5ins, average build with an Irish accent.Ward, who resides in Stoke-on-Trent occasionally, is described as 5ft 8ins, average build with an Irish accent.Detective Inspector Dan Ison, the senior investigating officer, said: “Both men have links throughout the country and are known to frequent the London, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Yorkshire areas. It is imperative they are caught as soon as possible and help from the public is needed to track them down.”“Both men are considered violent, so please do not approach them.”Read: Birmingham Repertory Theatre evacuated following explosion in basement > Image: Staffordshire Police 6 Comments Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 10:15 PM By Garreth MacNamee Share561 Tweet Email4 last_img read more

Souffle au cœur symptômes conséquences quest ce que le souffle cardiaque

first_imgSouffle au cœur : symptômes, conséquences, qu’est ce que le souffle cardiaque ?Le souffle au cœur ou souffle cardiaque est un bruit anormal perçu lors de l’auscultation des battements du cœur. On en distingue deux formes : le souffle systolique et le souffle diastolique.Définition du souffle au cœur Le souffle au cœur, ou souffle cardiaque, correspond à un bruit inhabituel entendu lors de l’auscultation au stéthoscope des battements du cœur. Il est causé par des turbulences lors de la circulation sanguine vers le cœur. Sa durée et sa localisation sont variables.On distingue deux formes de souffle au cœur. Le souffle systolique apparaît lors de la contraction du cœur (systole), lorsque que le sang est expulsé vers les organes. A l’inverse, le souffle diastolique s’entend lorsque le cœur se remplit (diastole). La plupart des gens qui souffrent d’un souffle au cœur ne s’en rendent pas compte. Il l’apprenne le plus souvent lors d’un examen de routine chez le médecin. Causes du souffle au cœurLe souffle au cœur peut concerner des personnes de tout âge. Chez l’enfant, il est fréquent et fait le plus souvent suite à une malformation cardiaque congénitale. Il disparaît généralement lors de la croissance. Chez les adultes, c’est souvent une anomalie au niveau des valves cardiaques qui est responsable de son apparition. Une circulation plus rapide que la normale peut être à l’origine du souffle au cœur. Elle peut être engendrée par une hyperthyroïdie, une grossesse, un déficit de globules rouges ou une croissance rapide lors de l’adolescence.Conséquences du souffle au cœurÀ lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?Un souffle au cœur n’a le plus souvent aucun impact sur la santé. Cependant, il peut être le signe d’une pathologie cardiaque importante. C’est pour cela que le médecin effectue plus examens complémentaires lors du diagnostic comme une échocardiographie, un électrocardiogramme ou une radio du thorax.Traitement du souffle au cœur Le souffle en cœur ne nécessite en lui-même pas de traitement. En revanche, il est important de traiter le trouble à son origine (anémie, insuffisance cardiaque…). Pour cela, la prise de médicaments en souvent suffisante. Il peut s’agir de diurétiques, d’anticoagulants ou de bêta-bloquants. Une intervention chirurgicale peut néanmoins être nécessaire pour remplacer une valve cardiaque défectueuse. Le 30 novembre 2015 à 15:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more