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Study Italys economic crisis has affected nutrition

first_imgMILAN — A new study shows that Italy’s long economic crisis is having an impact on nutritional health in the country synonymous with the Mediterranean diet.The Economist Intelligence Unit in an index presented Wednesday ranked Italy as eighth among 12 Mediterranean countries surveyed for nutritional health.That was largely due to childhood obesity, with 21 per cent of Italian children ages 6 to 10 at risk. Other factors include weak nutritional education and growing popularity of fast food.The survey, funded by the Barilla Foundation, said a likely factor in the unexpectedly low ranking was the increase in the percentage of people living in poverty since the 2008-9 financial crisis: 29 per cent compared with 14 per cent in first-placed France.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Google will never sell any personal info to 3rd parties CEO Pichai

first_imgNew York: Google will never sell any personal information of its users to third parties, CEO Sundar Pichai has said, amidst growing global concern over the misuse of personal data by some social media giants. In an opinion piece Tuesday in The New York Times, he also said that privacy cannot be a “luxury good” that is only available to people who can afford to buy premium products and services. The 46-year-old Indian-origin CEO of Google said he believed that privacy was “one of the most important topics of our time.” Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra People today are rightly concerned about how their information is used and shared, yet they all define privacy in their own ways, he said. “To make privacy real, we give you clear, meaningful choices around your data. All while staying true to two unequivocal policies: that Google will never sell any personal information to third parties; and that you get to decide how your information is used,” Pichai said. Pichai said he has seen this first-hand as he talked to people in different parts of the world. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days “To the families using the internet through a shared device, privacy might mean privacy from one another. To the small-business owner who wants to start accepting credit card payments, privacy means keeping customer data secure. To the teenager sharing selfies, privacy could mean the ability to delete that data in the future,” Pichai said. He noted that privacy was personal, which makes it even more vital for companies to give people clear, individual choices around how their data is used. He said legislation will help companies like Google to work toward ensuring that privacy protections are available to more people around the world. “But we’re not waiting for it. We have a responsibility to lead. And we’ll do so in the same spirit we always have, by offering products that make privacy a reality for everyone,” Pichai said. Ideally, privacy legislation would require all businesses to accept responsibility for the impact of their data processing in a way that creates consistent and universal protections for individuals and society as a whole, he said. He said Google has worked hard to continually earn people’s trust by providing accurate answers and keeping their questions private. “We’ve stayed focused on the products and features that make privacy a reality for everyone,” he said in the opinion piece. “For everyone” is a core philosophy for Google; it’s built into our mission to create products that are universally accessible and useful. That’s why Search works the same for everyone, whether you’re a professor at Harvard or a student in rural Indonesia,” he said. “Our mission compels us to take the same approach to privacy. For us, that means privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services. Privacy must be equally available to everyone in the world,” Pichai underlined. He noted that even in cases where Google offered a paid product like YouTube Premium, which includes an ads-free experience, the regular version of YouTube has plenty of privacy controls built in. Pichai recalled that last week, Google announced significant new privacy features, including one-click access to privacy settings from all its major products and auto-delete controls that allows one to choose how long the person want data to be saved. “And to protect your data from security threats, we just introduced a security key built into Android phones that can provide two-factor authentication,” he said. In the future, Aritificial Intelligence (AI) will provide even more ways to make products more helpful with less data. With increased spending on digital advertising, Google and Facebook have become forces to reckon with as millions of users, especially from emerging markets like India, go online. But multiple instances of data breaches and user information leaks have brought increased scrutiny on many platforms from regulators and governments across the globe. These companies are now walking a tightrope as they attempt to balance user privacy with increased accountability as governments seek greater disclosures and controls over digital platforms.last_img read more

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Somalia UN envoy calls on new prime minister to form government

31 October 2010The United Nations envoy for Somalia on Sunday called on the country’s new Prime Minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, to form his government and move forward on meeting the challenges in the strife-torn Horn of Africa nation. “I congratulate Prime Minister Mohamed and encourage him to form his government so that he can gain momentum in completing the critical tasks ahead during this transitional period,” Augustine P. Mahiga, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said in a news release issued after the new leader was confirmed.Mr. Mahiga also acknowledged the support and close collaboration of the international community, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in supporting and encouraging the cohesion and coherence within the Somali transitional institutions. Mr. Mohamed was named to the position by Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed two weeks ago, following the resignation in September of Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke. The country, which has been torn apart by decades of conflict and factional strife, more recently with al-Shabaab Islamic militants, has not had a functioning central government since 1991. It also faces a dire humanitarian crisis in which 3.2 million people, more than 40 per cent of the population, is in need of aid. read more

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Navy assists coast guard to arrest 10 Indian fishermen

Having brought the arrested fishermen and their trawlers to a Naval Base they were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for further action. India and Sri Lanka held Ministerial level talks this week aimed at resolving the fishing issue. India’s Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh met with Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka Mahinda Amaraweera in Colombo and exchanged views on possible mechanisms to help find a permanent solution to the fishermen issues.The Sri Lankan side reiterated that the practice of bottom trawling needs to end at the earliest. The Indian side assured that bottom trawling would be phased out in a graded time-bound manner within a practicable timeframe keeping in mind the capacity building of the fishermen who have to be diversified into deep sea fishing as well as other coastal fisheries activities including mariculture, pearl farming, seaweed culture, etc. (Colombo Gazette) The Navy arrested 10 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, the Navy media unit said.The Sri Lanka Navy said it assisted the Coast Guard to arrest the 10 Indian fishermen along with 2 Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters in the Northern seas. This week Sri Lanka urged India to end bottom trawling in order to resolve a long standing fishing dispute. read more

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Hamilton police launch longweekend distracted driving blitz

Hamilton police have launched their long-weekend driving blitz and will be paying special attention to distracted drivers.The blitz runs from May 17 to 20 and incorporates high visibility of traffic enforcement in various areas of the city. Officers will be raising public awareness and providing education during a traffic stop.“Violators who engage in high-risk driving behaviours threaten the safety of all motorists,” said Hamilton police in a news release.Police will be deployed to specific “areas of concern” in hopes of reducing or eliminating collisions.They will also be encouraging drivers to comply with the basic rules of the road. read more

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Five countries begin 2year terms as nonpermanent members of Security Council

Those countries replace Colombia, Ireland, Mauritius, Norway and Singapore on the 15-nation body, and join permanent members China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States.Wednesday also marked a changeover in the Council’s rotating Presidency, as Ambassador Jean Marc de La Sablière of France will preside for the month of January. He takes over for Ambassador Alfonso Valdivieso of Colombia, who, as a parting gift, presented the Council a six-month supply of Colombia coffee. read more

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Iraq Envoy Council discuss UN support as constitutiondrafting deadline nears

In Baghdad, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Iraq, Ashraf Qazi, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Ja’afari, to discuss the constitution, UN support for elections and the current political situation, according to a UN spokesman.Mr. Qazi also updated the Prime Minister on the activities of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which was the main focus of a closed-door briefing held by the Security Council in New York.The Secretary-General, in a recent letter, recommended that the Council extend the mandate of that Mission, which expires this Friday, by another 12 months. A draft resolution on the mandate extension was circulated in the Council today.Speaking to the press after the meeting, Ambassador Kenzo Oshima of Japan, which holds the 15-nation body’s rotating presidency for the month of August, said that the members had been “comprehensively” briefed on UNAMI, as well as on political, humanitarian and human rights issues, by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tuliameni Kalomoh.”The Council noted that the Iraqi constitution-drafting process was progressing and stressed its strong hope that the 15 August deadline will be met,” he said, adding that the members had also reaffirmed their support for the process as well as the ongoing political transition in the country.Responding to a question, Ambassador Oshima acknowledged that the exercise was occurring under difficult conditions and that there were some remaining differences among the broad spectrum of negotiators. Nevertheless, the Council had received reports of a “good spirit of compromise,” and was hopeful that in this final week, all efforts would be deployed to overcome those differences. read more

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UK new car market starts 2016 on a high with best January

Best January since 2005 for new car market as registrations increase 2.9% to 169,678 units.Private registrations fuel growth, up 8.2% to 73,061 vehicles – the highest level since 2004.6,075 alternatively-fuelled vehicles registered, up 32.1% to take a record 3.6% market share.4 February, 2016 The UK’s new car market got off to a positive start in January, with registrations climbing 2.9% compared with the same month in 2015 to reach an 11-year high of 169,678 units. January 2005 saw 181,474 new cars registered.Private and business buyers drove this growth with demand for new cars up by 8.2% to 73,061 and 5.0% to 6,716 units respectively, while the fleet sector declined slightly by 1.1% to 89,901. The month marks the highest number of new cars registered to private buyers in January in 12 years.1Alternative-fuel vehicles also grew in popularity – and market share – with registrations up by 32.1% on January 2015, to account for a record 3.6% of registrations. Petrol hybrids showed the largest growth – up 44.1% to 3,783 cars, while plug-in hybrid demand grew 32.3% to 1,592 vehicles and pure electric cars enjoyed an uplift of 14.1% to 584 units. Demand for diesel, which just retained the majority market share, remained stable, up 0.6%, while petrol registrations grew 3.7%.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “January’s solid performance puts the new car sector in a good position to start the year. Providing consumer confidence remains strong, we expect a more stable 12 months ahead, broadly similar to 2015 which was, of course, a record year.”Download the January 2016 new car registrations news release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Untreatable gonorrhoea superbug is spreading worldwide WHO experts warn

first_imgIt will only be a matter of years and this antibiotic will not be useful any moreDr Teodora Wi The pipeline, however, is very thin, with only three potential new gonorrhoea drugs in development and no guarantee any will prove effective in final-stage trials, he said.”We urgently need to seize the opportunities we have with existing drugs and candidates in the pipeline,” he told reporters. “Any new treatment developed should be accessible to everyone who needs it, while ensuring it is used appropriately, so that drug resistance is slowed as much as possible.” At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable “superbug” strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organisation has warned.Giving details of studies showing a “very serious situation” with regard to highly drug-resistant forms of the sexually-transmitted infection (STI), experts said it was “only a matter of time” before last-resort gonorrhoea antibiotics would be of no use.At least three people in Japan, Spain and France have been found to be infected with the untreatable strain, which they could have spread to others.An estimated 78 million people contract the STI, which can cause infertility, each year. Its spread has been blamed on oral sex and a decline in condom use. “Gonorrhoea is a very smart bug,” said Dr Teodora Wi, from WHO. “Every time you introduce a new class of antibiotics to treat gonorrhoea, the bug becomes resistant.”It will only be a matter of years and this antibiotic will not be useful any more. It takes years to develop new drugs so we need to have that new drug in the pipeline so that in a few years’ time, we have something to replace the current treatment.”Worryingly, the vast majority of infections are in poor countries where resistance is harder to detect – these cases may just be the tip of the iceberg.” The infection, which in many cases has no symptoms on its own, can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility, as well as increasing the risk of getting HIV.Dr Wi, who gave details in a telephone briefing of two studies on gonorrhoea published in the journal PLOS Medicine, said one had documented three specific cases of patients with strains of gonorrhoea against which no known antibiotic is effective.”These are cases that can infect others. It can be transmitted,” she told reporters. “And these cases may just be the tip of the iceberg, since systems to diagnose and report untreatable infections are lacking in lower-income countries where gonorrhoea is actually more common.” The WHO’s programme for monitoring trends in drug-resistant gonorrhoea found in a study that from 2009 to 2014 there was widespread resistance to the first-line medicine ciprofloxacin, increasing resistance to another antibiotic drugs called azithromycin, and the emergence of resistance to last-resort treatments known as extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESCs).In most countries, it said, ESCs are now the only single antibiotics that remain effective for treating gonorrhoea. Yet resistance to them has already been reported in 50 countries.Manica Balasegaram, director of the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership, said the situation was “grim” and there was a “pressing need” for new medicines. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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VELUX EHF FINAL4 2013 4000 tickets already sold

Just one week after THW Kiel lifted the VELUX EHF Champions League trophy in a sold-out LAXNESS arena, EHF Marketing GmbH, the event organiser has confirmed that 4,000 tickets have already been sold for the 2013 weekend.Tickets went on sale on the opening day of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 weekend and fans have been quick to secure their places after the 2012 weekend sold-out ahead of the completion of the Group Phase matches.With a capacity of 20,000 spectators in the LANXESS arena, Cologne, 20 percent of available tickets have already been sold before the first match of the new 2012/13 season has even thrown off. Category 1 tickets in particular have proven popular with fans wanting to be sure of a good seat in 2013.VELUX EHF FINAL4 organisers estimate that up to 50,000 tickets could have been sold for the 2012 event and are expecting high demand as the VELUX EHF FINAL4 returns to Cologne on 1 and 2 June 2013.Peter Vargo, Managing Director of EHF Marketing, said: “The VELUX EHF FINAL4 has become more than just a handball event, with its mix of top-class handball and spectacular entertainment, it is the one event every fan has to be at. On the back of this year’s huge success, we’re expecting tickets to sell quickly over the next few weeks.”Tickets for the VELUX EHF FINAL4 will be available priced at: € 240 (Category 1), € 180 (Category 2), € 120 (Category 3) and € 60 (Category 4). Tickets are available in the VELUX EHF FINAL4 Online Ticket Shop at ehfFINAL4.com and also via the ticket hotline: +49 221 280 288.TEXT: EHF ← Previous Story Andrade and Cutura to Benfica? Next Story → Barcelona wins 19th title in Spain! CologneEHF F4 read more

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WATCH The remote controlled robot that will outrun you

first_imgIF YOU EVER wanted to own your own robot that could outrun all but the fastest of sprinters, then this is for you.Called the OutRunner, the Kickstarter project is a self-balancing, remote controlled robot which can run up to 32km/h outdoors. It is able to run normally on different terrain and has a battery life of two hours.The robot emulates the way animals run by reproducing their step pattern and having a similar mass to length distribution. Since the robot’s centre of mass is lower than the axis of rotation, it creates a buoyancy effect, allowing it to be stable and eliminating the need for sensors or algorithms to keep it upright.Because of this, OutRunner can travel on grass, gravel, uphill and downhill as well as on roads.Just look at it go. Source: Robotics Unlimited/YouTubeThere are two versions of the robot, the OutRunner Core, which has a top speed of 16km/h and has a battery life of one hour, and the OutRunner Performance, which has a top speed of 32km and can last for two hours.Currently, the project has raised just over $46,000, a considerable distance from its target of $150,000, and has 12 days left to reach its target.If it’s successful, the company wants to organise the world’s first competition of running robots, allowing modification of OutRunners. It’s marked the end of 2015 or closely after as a possible date for the competition. Source: Robotics Unlimited/YouTubeAnd for those wondering whether it can run on different terrain, here’s more clips of it running offroad. Source: Robotics Unlimited/YouTubeRead: This ultra-fast robot arm is better at catching stuff than you are >Read: Trinity College engineers have built Joanne O’Riordan a robot >last_img read more

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The Irish Internet Association is here to stay what comes next is

first_img Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: 8,179 Views Saturday 26 Nov 2016, 10:00 AM THE IRISH INTERNET Association (IIA) is looking for a new purpose after members voted against winding the cash-strapped organisation up.Formed in 1997, the IIA is a non-profit body for internet businesses in Ireland, which on its website claims over 300 member companies including the likes of Accenture and Dell.It has provided training services for many firms, hosted events and lobbied government for pro-internet policies.Stakeholders in the association recently warned in an email that the IIA has “no cash, no staff, no assets, no office and no plan”.It was proposed that unless someone could come up with a suitable way forward for the organisation, it would be recommended to be wound up at its annual general meeting.However, at the meeting on Tuesday it was decided that the IIA will keep going. About two dozen of the organisation’s members attended the session and none voted to shut down the IIA.ReviewThe IE Domain Registry (IEDR), an IIA member, and Enterprise Ireland, have both proposed hiring a consultant to conduct a review of the organisation to identify a new “mission statement”.Cyril Moloney, from PR firm PSG Plus, who sits on the current IIA board, told Fora that a consultant will now be appointed to evaluate the organisation.“The plan is that the IEDR will hire a consultant to engage on the future direction of the IIA. The report will be due in the new year,” he said.“Members will give their feedback and from that the position of the IIA will be set. A new board will be brought in, but the existing board will stay on until then to close off any outstanding items of business.”Financial troublesThe IIA has been hit hard financially in recent years as it has struggled to cope with falling membership.Draft accounts for the IIA for the 12 months to the end of 2015 show that the body had a deficit of €22,340 from the year, up from just under €6,400 in 2014.This compares poorly to 2013, when the organisation had a surplus of about €30,000.Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie Image: mel maclaine By Fora Staff Share1 Tweet Email1 Take me to Fora Short URLcenter_img Image: mel maclaine 12 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Read: The Irish Internet Association is ‘on its deathbed’ and in danger of shutting down >Read: How small online retailers can beat Amazon on Black Friday > Nov 26th 2016, 10:00 AM http://jrnl.ie/3102847 The Irish Internet Association is here to stay, what comes next is a different story Stakeholders recently warned that the cash-strapped body was ‘on its deathbed’.last_img read more

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Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death

first_img Share Tweet Email THE US STATE of Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days last night.The killing of Kenneth Williams (38) wrapped up an accelerated schedule of executions with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died.Williams was pronounced dead at 11:05 pm, 13 minutes after the execution began at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner.An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the lethal injection said Williams’ body jerked 15 times in quick succession, then the rate slowed for a final five movements. J.R. Davis, a spokesman for Gov. Asa Hutchinson who did not witness the execution, called it “an involuntary muscular reaction” that he said was a widely known effect of one of the execution drugs.Arkansas had scheduled eight executions over an 11-day period before one of its lethal injection drugs expires on Sunday. That would have been the most in such a compressed period since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, but courts issued stays for four of the inmates.The four lethal injections that were carried out included Monday’s first double execution in the United States since 2000.“I extend my sincerest of apologies to the families I have senselessly wronged and deprived of their loved ones,” Williams said in a final statement he read from the death chamber. 33 Comments Friday 28 Apr 2017, 7:04 AM 18,480 Views Image: AP Kenneth Williams died last night after being given a lethal injection. Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died. Short URL By Associated Press https://jrnl.ie/3362818 Apr 28th 2017, 7:04 AM Kenneth Williams died last night after being given a lethal injection. Image: AP I was more than wrong. The crimes I perpetrated against you all was senseless, extremely hurtful and inexcusable.Williams also spoke in tongues during his last statement, but his prayer faded off as the sedative midazolam took effect. His final words were, “The words that I speak will forever be, will forever …” before he fell silent.The inmate breathed heavily through his nose until just after three minutes into his execution, when his chest leaped forward in a series of what seemed like involuntary movements. His right hand never clenched and his face remained what one media witness called “serene.”After the jerking, Williams breathed through his mouth and moaned or groaned once — during a consciousness check — until falling still seven minutes into the lethal injection. Members of the media are given ground rules as they prepare to witness the execution. Source: AP Photo/Kelly P. KisselWilliams was sentenced to death for killing a former deputy warden, Cecil Boren, after he escaped from prison in 1999. At the time of his escape in a 500-gallon barrel of hog slop, Williams was less than three weeks into a life term for the death of a college cheerleader.“Any kind of movement he had was far less than his victims,” said Jodie Efird, one of Boren’s daughters, who witnessed the execution.‘Closure’State officials have declared the string of executions a success, using terms like “closure” for the victims’ families.The inmates have died within 20 minutes of their executions beginning, a contrast from midazolam-related executions in other states that took anywhere from 43 minutes to two hours. The inmates’ lawyers have said there are still flaws and that there is no certainty that the inmates aren’t suffering while they die.“The long path of justice ended tonight and Arkansans can reflect on the last two weeks with confidence that our system of laws in this state has worked,” Hutchinson said in a statement issued after the execution.“Carrying out the penalty of the jury in the Kenneth Williams case was necessary. There has never been a question of guilt.” An entrance to the Cummins Unit prison near Varner, Arkansas. Source: APArkansas scheduled the executions for the final two weeks of April because its supply of midazolam, normally a surgical sedative, expires on Sunday.The Arkansas Department of Correction has said it has no new source for the drug — though it has made similar remarks previously yet still found a new stash.Williams’ lawyers said he had sickle cell trait, lupus and brain damage, and argued the combined maladies could subject him to an exceptionally painful execution in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Arkansas’ “one size fits all” execution protocol could leave him in pain after a paralytic agent renders him unable to move, they’d argued.“After the state injects Mr. Williams with vecuronium bromide … most or all of the manifestations of his extreme pain and suffering will not be discernible to witnesses,” they wrote to the Arkansas Supreme Court, which rejected his request to stop the execution. Gina Grimm, daughter of inmate Jack Jones, touches a poster of those condemned to be executed. Source: PA Images/Stephen B. ThorntonThe US Supreme Court also denied requests for a stay, including one that argued his claims of intellectual disability had not been fully explored.Williams was sentenced to death for killing Boren after escaping from the Cummins Unit prison in a barrel holding a mishmash of kitchen scraps.He left the prison — where the execution chamber is located in another part of the facility — less than three weeks into a life prison term for killing University of Arkansas  cheerleader Dominique Hurd in 1998.At the conclusion of that trial, he had taunted the young woman’s family by turning to them after the sentence was announced and saying “You thought I was going to die, didn’t you?”After jumping from the barrel, he sneaked along a tree line until reaching Boren’s house. He killed Boren, stole guns and Boren’s truck and then drove away to Missouri. There, he crashed into a water-delivery truck, killing the driver. While in prison, he confessed to killing another person in 1998.At the time of Boren’s death, investigators said it did not appear Boren was targeted because of his former employment by the Arkansas Department of Correction.Read: US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night >Read: Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week – before lethal drugs expire > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Les blouses des médecins également vectrices de bactéries résistantes

first_imgLes blouses des médecins également vectrices de bactéries résistantesLes uniformes du personnel hospitalier seraient porteurs d’agents pathogènes voire de bactéries résistantes, selon une étude publiée dans l’American Journal of Infection Control et rapportée par LePoint.fr.Les membres du personnel hospitalier tout de blanc vêtu, sont eux aussi, à leur insu, porteurs de germes hautement pathogènes, et parfois même mortels. C’est du moins la découverte préoccupante qu’une équipe de chercheurs israéliens du centre médical Shaare Zedek à Jérusalem suggère avoir faite.  Pour arriver à une telle conclusion, ils ont réalisé une étude sur les uniformes portés par le personnel au sein de leur hôpital universitaire de 550 lits. Au total, ils ont ainsi collecté 238 blouses ou tuniques appartenant à 75 infirmières et à 60 médecins et ont fait des prélèvements au niveau des manches, de la zone abdominale et des poches, explique LePoint.fr. Des échantillons qu’ils ont ensuite mis en culture. Les résultats ont alors montré que 65% des uniformes appartenant aux infirmières et 60% de ceux des médecins étaient porteurs d’agents pathogènes. Plus inquiétant encore, les chercheurs ont comptabilisé 21 tenues d’infirmières et 6 de médecins colonisées par des souches de bactéries multirésistantes aux antibiotiques, parmi lesquelles se trouvait le staphylocoque doré résistant à la méticilline (SARM) qui a été retrouvé 8 fois. Le SARM peut provoquer des infections sévères de la peau, du sang ou des poumons, qui dans certains cas sont suivies de graves complications pouvant entraîner la mort.  Des résultats inquiétants mais pas de risque direct  À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?En dépit de tels résultats, l’étude informe que non seulement 58% des 135 médecins et infirmières participants confirment le fait de changer d’uniforme tous les jours, mais encore que 77% d’entre eux estiment même que le niveau d’hygiène de leur uniforme se situe entre passable et excellent.  Cependant, les auteurs de l’étude se veulent rassurants, en précisant que les blouses ne comportent pas de risque direct de transmission d’infection. Ainsi, l’étude rappelle le lien étroit qui existe entre la proportion de souches résistantes aux antibiotiques et les patients qui ont un système immunitaire affaibli : “Tous les vêtements portés par des humains sont contaminés par des micro-organismes. La pierre angulaire de la prévention des infections réside dans l’hygiène des mains pour empêcher la propagation des microbes des zones souillées aux patients”, souligne Russell Olmsted, président de l’Association américaine pour les professionnels du contrôle des infections et d’épidémiologie (APIC).En France, chaque année, 5% des personnes hospitalisées sont touchées par des infections nosocomiales et environ 4.000 en meurent. Une problématique qui a récemment refait surface avec l’apparition de la Klebsiella pneumoniae, une bactérie résistante, qui a infecté plusieurs patients, dans une clinique privée de l’Essonne.  Le 9 septembre 2011 à 15:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Ferdinand slammed Jones for his penalty tackle

first_imgChelsea won the FA Cup final against Manchester United 1-0 thanks to Eden Hazard’s converted penalty and this decisive moment of the game was caused by silly Phil Jones’ challenge in the penalty box.Rio Ferdinand believes that the decision of Phil Jones was completely wrong and he misread the whole situation in the penalty area as he tackled Eden Hazard way too late – and this was the moment that decided the whole game.The former United centre-back spoke about the penalty situation as he said, according to 101 Great Goals:“Jones gets himself in a pickle from start to finish.”“Here his body position is all wrong, he’s the wrong side in terms of facing the opponent.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“He doesn’t know where Eden Hazard is, that’s his biggest problem.”“Then once he reacts the touch is that good and he’s that quick, and at this world-class level he’s panicking, he’s in turmoil.”“But here, once he releases he can’t win the ball there, turn and face your goal.”“Run towards your goal. Don’t gamble that you’re going to nick it in front of Hazard, he’s too quickly.”“Run towards goal and make the recovery and be in-between the goal and the ball.”last_img read more

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Microsoft rejected facial recognition sales out of concern about misuse

first_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: Facial recognition is going to be everywhere Microsoft is apparently being careful about who it sells its facial recognition tech to. James Martin/CNET Microsoft decided against selling facial recognition technology to a California law enforcement agency because it’d likely result in innocent women and minorities being held for questioning more often, a report said.Brad Smith, the company’s president, noted that the unnamed agency wanted to install the technology in officers’ cars and body cameras and run face scans on anyone they pulled over, Reuters reported Tuesday. Since the tech’s artificial intelligence is trained primarily on white men, there are more cases of mistaken identity with women and minorities, the company decided.Microsoft also turned down a deal to add the tech to cameras in the capital city of a country deemed not free by the nonprofit Freedom House, Smith reportedly said at a Stanford University event about “human-centered” AI. 7 Security Tech Industry By contrast, it reportedly sold the tech to a US prison because it’d be limited to that environment and improve safety.The company declined further commentBack in December, Smith called on governments to enact legislation requiring facial recognition tech to be tested to avoid bias. He also said authorities should be cautious in adopting it”We must ensure that the year 2024 doesn’t look like a page from the novel 1984,” he wrote at the time.First published at 4:59 a.m. PT.Updated at 12:04 p.m. PT: Adds that Microsoft declined further comment. Share your voice Comments 9 Photos Security cameras with facial recognition tech inside 3:28 Artificial intelligence (AI) Facial recognition Microsoftlast_img read more

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