first_imgEDMONTON – Canada’s health ministers are looking at ways of working together, including an electronic prescription database, to fight the growing crisis in opioid addictions.“(It’s about) ensuring that there is consistent understanding no matter what jurisdiction you’re in about what has been prescribed to different patients (to avoid) further complications down the road,” Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said Thursday.Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins said the provinces are making progress on ways to fight the scourge.“All of us have a shared understanding that this is a multi-faceted problem and (the solution) needs to range from appropriate prescribing of illicit opioids to provision of pain clinics and alternatives to opioids to making sure we have access to supports (for patients),” said Hoskins.Last month, the federal government reported that at least 2,816 Canadians died from opioid-related causes in 2016 — a total that’s expected to surpass 3,000 in 2017.The Canadian Institute for Health Information warns the crisis is hitting the health system. It says 16 Canadians a day are being hospitalized for opioid toxicity in 2016-17, up from 13 a day two years prior — a rise of almost 20 per cent.The ministers also discussed progress on joint purchases of medical equipment to save money and on progress for a national pharmacare plan.The looming implementation date of legalized marijuana is expected to dominate the final day of talks on Friday.Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is expected to deliver an update on federal progress ahead of legalized cannabis on July 1.The federal government is beefing up criminal laws and handling the overarching health issues on marijuana such as packaging, health warnings and potency of edible cannabis.The provinces will be in charge of regulating the sale of pot and are free to set the minimum legal age of consumption higher than Ottawa’s plan for it to be 18.Critics have called Ottawa’s timeline too ambitious.In July, premiers and territorial leaders did not call for a delay, but said they might ask for an extension if Ottawa does not help them resolve the issues related to distribution, safety, taxation, justice and public education.Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette said Thursday that whether everything will be ready in just over eight months hangs over the entire process.“We’re working very hard to be ready, but … there are campaigns to be implemented, deployed on the networks and so on,” said Barrette.“And on July 1, 2018, there will be no regulations put in place from the federal government on derivative products.”Hoskins said a co-ordinated approach with the federal government is critical to make sure the word gets out on the health implications of legalized marijuana.“(We need to) ensure that individuals who do consume cannabis are doing it with informed knowledge about the risks,” he said.A number of provinces already have preliminary cannabis distribution plans in place. Ottawa and New Brunswick are looking at a minimum age of 19, while Alberta is proposing 18.The Canadian Medical Association says 25 is the safe age health-wise but says 21 would be a more realistic number to keep youth from getting cannabis through the black market.last_img read more


first_imgOTTAWA — Glen Assoun’s lawyer says the wrongfully convicted Halifax man suffered “every single day” as he waited to be exonerated for a murder he didn’t commit — a wait that was prolonged for months as his case sat on former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s desk.David Lametti issued an order for a new trial on Feb. 28, just seven weeks after taking over as justice minister. The following day — after a five-minute new trial in which the prosecution presented no evidence — Assoun was a free man.He had spent almost 17 years in prison and another four and a half years under strict parole conditions after being convicted of the brutal 1998 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Brenda Way.Sean MacDonald — one of the lawyers for Innocence Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted and which spent years trying to prove Assoun’s innocence — declined to specifically discuss Wilson-Raybould’s handling of the case.But he said in an interview: “I can tell you this much, that Glen Assoun is 100 per cent factually innocent and he suffered every single day while he waited for his exoneration. I can say that Minister Lametti worked with dispatch to make sure that justice was done.”The Halifax Examiner first reported earlier this month that Wilson-Raybould sat for 18 months on the findings of the Justice Department’s criminal conviction review group, which recommended that a new trial be ordered for Assoun. Sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the Assoun case, which may yet be the subject of a public inquiry, have confirmed that report to The Canadian Press.During Assoun’s brief new trial on March 1, prosecutor Mark Scott referred to the “considerable period of time since the minister’s decision has been pending.”Wilson-Raybould herself did not confirm or deny a lengthy delay in dealing with Assoun’s case, but suggested it was just one of many potential wrongful conviction cases that landed on her desk.“It would be entirely inappropriate for me to comment on specific cases or applications made under the criminal conviction review process. … These applications are necessarily confidential in nature,” she said in an email this week to The Canadian Press.“As minister, I took potential wrongful conviction matters incredibly seriously. In order to deal with all such applications more thoroughly, effectively, and impartially, I appointed the Honourable Mr. Justice Morris Fish (a former Supreme Court justice) as special adviser on wrongful convictions in early December 2018. His role was designed to advise me — as minister — on applications under the criminal conviction review process, of which there were many.”However, before anything could come of that appointment for Assoun, Wilson-Raybould was moved to Veterans Affairs in a mid-January cabinet shuffle, replaced by Lametti, a former law professor. Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet a month later amid allegations she was improperly pressured last fall by the Prime Minister’s Office to intervene to stop a criminal prosecution of Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin on bribery charges related to contracts in Libya.Among the examples of what she considered inappropriate pressure, Wilson-Raybould told the House of Commons justice committee last month that she was urged to solicit a second opinion — from someone like a retired Supreme Court justice — on whether SNC-Lavalin should be invited to negotiate a remediation agreement, a kind of plea bargain. She rejected the idea as interference with prosecutorial discretion.MacDonald said it’s not unusual for a justice minister to seek outside advice on cases in which a miscarriage of justice is alleged. Still, he said the criminal conviction review group at Justice is a “highly professional, specialized group” that spent five years meticulously investigating the Assoun case.Lametti acted swiftly on the group’s advice, saying in his order for a new trial that he had determined “upon investigation that there are new matters of significance, as well as relevant and reliable information, that was not disclosed to Mr. Glen Assoun during his criminal proceedings.” As a result of that investigation, Lametti said he is “satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that a miscarriage of justice likely occurred.”“It’s extraordinarily rare for a minister to make a positive, factual finding of misconduct in his or her order,” said MacDonald. “And I think that speaks to the level of egregiousness that this wrongful conviction has sort of achieved.”Lametti’s spokesperson, David Taylor, said the minister reviewed the Assoun file “shortly after being sworn-in” as justice minister.“The compelling facts of the case, as well as the health of Mr. Assoun, underscored the need for prompt consideration by the minister,” Taylor said.MacDonald questioned Wilson-Raybould’s suggestion that she had many potential wrongful conviction cases to deal with.“I wouldn’t think that there would be a great deal of applications being processed or reviewed by the criminal conviction review group,” he said.The group screens out the “vast majority” of applications that are deemed to have little merit. It fully investigates only those that appear to be likely or possible miscarriages of justice — “an ultra rare and exclusive club that very few Canadians, fortunately, have found themselves members in. It’s like a rare, albino rhinoceros,” he added.Whatever the reason for the delay in getting the ministerial order for a new trial, MacDonald said Assoun’s suffering was “a horrible thing to watch, in slow motion day by day.”Assoun was out of prison by then but under “unbelievably tight conditions.” He was required to live with his daughter, respect curfews and reporting requirements and, for a long period, had to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet. And all the while, MacDonald said, Assoun “walked around with stigma” of being a convicted murderer.Since his exoneration four weeks ago, MacDonald said Assoun is “better but he’s still suffering from debilitating anxiety and post-traumatic stress.”“He’ll be damaged for the rest of his life, in my opinion.”Joan Bryden, The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Winnipeg Muslim Foundation will be sending food to the Shamattawa and Garden Hill First Nations.It’s part of their “Feast of Sacrifice” or Eid Al-Adha, which gives thanks to God and provides for those in need.APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson has more on the story.last_img


first_imgWASHINGTON – The House’s top Democrat swung out against a bipartisan budget deal taking shape in the Senate on Wednesday, splashing cold water on a two-year plan packed with almost $400 billion worth of additional funding for the Pentagon, domestic programs and disaster aid. That raises anew the possibility of a government shutdown at midnight Thursday.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California announced she would oppose the budget measure unless the chamber’s GOP leaders promised a vote on legislation to protect “Dreamer” immigrants who face deportation after being brought to the U.S. illegally as children.Pelosi took to the House floor, promising to speak for hours, and said she would oppose that almost-completed budget pact even though it would boost funding for many domestic priorities favoured by Democrats. She declared the agreement “does not have my support, nor does it have the support of a large number of members of our caucus.”She spoke as liberal activists protested that many Democrats were moving to leave Dreamer immigrants behind in grabbing the budget deal, a longstanding goal for the party.Pelosi said the House should debate immigration legislation and noted that Senate Republicans have slated a debate on the politically freighted subject starting next week,“Let Congress work its will,” Pelosi said. “What are you afraid of?”A possible government shutdown is now in the picture again. The House on Tuesday passed legislation to keep the government running through March 23, marrying a stopgap spending measure with a $659 billion Pentagon spending plan, but that measure is likely to be rewritten in the Senate.Chances of a repeat of last month’s shutdown had appeared to be fading as prospects of a budget pact grew, but Pelosi’s opposition could throw a monkey wrench into the plan. And the problem wasn’t just with Democrats.On the right, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., leader of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus, also said he opposes the emerging bipartisan deal, which could be unveiled Wednesday.“I’m afraid the numbers will get so high and the debt ceiling will be added and it will be a Christmas tree of spending — that a lot of votes will be bought,” he said on MSNBC. Meadows’ group backs big defence increases but opposes boosting domestic spending.The deal had been picking up steam even as the president appeared to be readying for a standoff.“I’d love to see a shutdown if we can’t get this stuff taken care of,” Trump declared Tuesday.Trump’s comments were strikingly disconnected from the apparent progress on Capitol Hill, where the House passed a short-term spending measure Tuesday night and Senate leaders were closing in on the larger, long-term pact. The broader agreement would award whopping spending increases to both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs, as well as approve overdue disaster relief money and, perhaps, crucial legislation to increase the government’s borrowing limit and avoid possible default.Senate Democratic leaders have dropped their strategy of using the funding fight to extract concessions on immigration, specifically on seeking extended protections for the “Dreamer” immigrants. Instead, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., prepared to cut a deal that would reap tens of billions of dollars for other priorities — including combatting opioids — while taking their chances on solving the immigration impasse later.Tuesday night’s 245-182 House vote, mostly along party lines, set the machinery in motion.Prospects for dealing with immigration, however, were fuzzy as ever. The Senate is slated next week to begin a debate to address the dilemma of immigrants left vulnerable after Trump cut off former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.Weeks of bargaining have left the two parties divided over how to extend protections for such immigrants. Trump has given lawmakers until March 5 to extend DACA, though a court ruling is temporarily keeping the program running.On the budget, GOP defence hawks were prevailing over the party’s depleted ranks of deficit hawks, championing major new spending on military programs. Democrats, meanwhile, leveraged their influence to increase spending for domestic priorities.The result could be the return of trillion-dollar deficits for the first time since Obama’s first term.The prospective longer-term budget agreement would give both the Pentagon and domestic agencies relief from a budget freeze that lawmakers say threatens military readiness and training as well as domestic priorities such as combating opioid abuse and repairing the troubled health care system for veterans.The temporary funding measure would also reauthorize funding for community health centres, which enjoy widespread bipartisan support.Aides in both parties said the budget measure may also contain a provision to raise the government’s $20.5 trillion borrowing limit. Legislation to increase the debt ceiling is always a headache, especially for House GOP leaders whose rank and file have used past votes to register objections to deficit spending.Another likely addition is more than $80 billion in long-overdue hurricane relief for Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, a top priority of both parties.It’s clear that Senate Democrats have no appetite for another government shutdown. Their unity splintered during last month’s three-day closure.___Associated Press writers Jill Colvin, Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville contributed to this report.___This story has been corrected in the 3rd paragraph to show that Meadows spoke on MSNBC.last_img read more


The Embassy said that all activities are at the request of and closely coordinated with Sri Lankan authorities. The Sri Lankan Government accepted this offer and U.S. teams are already working closely with their Sri Lankan partners on efforts including explosives detection, crime scene investigation, and forensics analysis. The cooperation is short term, temporary, and specific to the recent attacks and bringing the perpetrators to justice. (Colombo Gazette) The United States says assistance provided to Sri Lanka to probe the Easter Sunday attacks is only specific to the incident.The US Embassy in Colombo said in a statement today that following the tragic Easter Sunday attacks, President Donald Trump immediately extended an offer of comprehensive support to Sri Lanka to support investigation and recovery efforts. read more


Steve Miller has officially signed on to join the Ohio State men’s ice hockey coaching staff as associate head coach under Steve Rohlik, the school said Friday. Miller spent the past two seasons with Air Force as the director of hockey, and was an assistant coach on the gold medal-winning Team USA at the 2017 World Junior Championships — a team that featured Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski.“Steve is one of the most respected coaches in college hockey,” Rohlik said. “He is outstanding at developing players and brings a great deal of championship experience to our team. We are thrilled to have him as a Buckeye. We can’t wait for the season to start.”A coaching veteran with 28 years of experience under his belt, Miller was rewarded in 2008 with the American Hockey Coaches Association’s Terry Flanagan Award, an honor recognized to an assistant coach for a career’s worth of coaching success.The bulk of Miller’s career was spent coaching the University of Denver where he spent 20 seasons, the first 17 of which as an assistant coach and latter three as associate head coach. While working with the Pioneers, Miller helped guide the team to back-to-back NCAA National Championships in 2004 and 2005, three Western Collegiate Hockey Association titles and four WCHA tournament titles. Regarded as a premier player-developer in the nation while at Denver, Miller coached 41 players to selections in the NHL draft, 55 All-WCHA honorees, 15 All-Americans and a pair of Hobey Baker Memorial Award Winners (given to the player deemed the best men’s collegiate hockey player in the nation).Miller began his coaching career with his alma mater, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota after playing three seasons of varsity hockey for the program. As a coach, Miller’s team immediately found success as it won the 1989 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference playoff championship and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament that year.He then spent two years at Miami under George Gwozdecky — whom he followed to Denver — where he helped the program win its first Central Collegiate Hockey Association title. After his time spent at Denver, he worked at Providence as an associate head coach during the 2014-15 season when the Friars won the NCAA Championship.Miller brings his history of success to an Ohio State program on the rise after finishing 21-12-6, earning an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. “I am honored and humbled to join such a prestigious institution and build on what Coach Rohlik and the student-athletes have achieved,” Miller said. “There are great things on the horizon for this program. I am excited to get going.”Miller’s careerOhio State associate head coach: 2017 – presentAir Force director of hockey: 2015-17Providence associate head coach: 2014-15University of Denver associate head coach: 2011-14University of Denver assistant coach: 1994-2011Miami University graduate assistant coach: 1992-1994St. Mary’s Univeristy of Minnesota: 1989-1992 read more


first_imgLondon mayor Sadiq Khan, who visited the crash scene on Wednesday, warned the death toll could rise. Three underwent surgery at St George’s Hospital, Tooting on Wednesday. Some 17 other patients have since been discharged from the hospital.Thirty-eight of those injured were treated at Croydon University Hospital. One remained in the hospital overnight but it was hoped they would be able to go home on Thursday.Dane Chinnery, a 19-year-old Crystal Palace fan described as a “friendly, genuine lad”, was among those killed. Tom Dale, 20, was on the tram and said he recalled nodding over to his old school friend Mr Chinnery, who was already sitting on the tram when he boarded. Dane Chinnery, 19, was among those killed The driver, a 42-year-old man, from Beckenham, was released on bail, as Dane Chinnery, a 19-year-old Crystal Palace fan, was identified as one of the seven dead.Friends described how the “friendly, genuine lad” had been travelling to work. Investigators said the tram was travelling at a “significantly higher speed than is permitted” and were initially probing whether the driver had fallen asleep.British Transport Police said it was “too early” to comment on whether the driver was using his mobile phone.A spokeswoman added: “I would imagine this would be one of many lines of inquiry.”FirstGroup confirmed it was company policy for drivers to avoid having their mobile phones with them during operating hours.More than 50 people were injured when the vehicle left the track during the morning rush hour in Croydon on Wednesday. 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. Mobile phone records of a tram driver arrested over the deaths of six men and a woman in a horror crash are likely to be examined by police, casting doubt on claims he may have “blacked out”.Detectives are also investigating complaints that the line was a “tragedy waiting to happen” after previous reports of speeding at the same corner where the two-car tram came off the rails.The accident is said to have sparked the 11th safety investigation into Croydon Tramlink in as many years. The pair, who went to Addington High School together and took part in performing arts, were on their way to work.Mr Dale said that after the tram crashed he was looking for his friend, and asking, “Where’s Dane? Where’s Dane?”, but all he could see was Mr Chinnery’s boot where he had been sitting. “It was like walking out of a war zone,” the chef said.Mr Dale, who was badly bruised, said of Mr Chinnery: “He was just a friendly, genuine lad, did no harm to nobody, really. No one deserves for this to happen to them.”center_img Martin Bamford, 30, was on the tram Martin Bamford, 30, was on the tramCredit:PA Crystal Palace issued a statement on behalf of manager Alan Pardew, chairman Steve Parish, the players and club staff, offering their “sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives”.Social media users were encouraged to share a post calling for a minute of applause at the team’s next home game on November 19.The post said: “He was red and blue all the way through, and simply loved palace.”Scenes after the crash were described as “total carnage” after the two-carriage tram tipped over in heavy rain next to an underpass.Survivors rescued from the wreckage said the tram failed to brake in its usual place at a bend on the track after speeding up.One said the driver told them he thought he had “blacked out”.Martin Bamford, 30, from Croydon, said he recalled the tram speeding up, adding: “Everyone just literally went flying.”A FirstGroup spokesman said in a statement: “We are dedicated to safety, which is central to our culture and values as a transport business.”We have comprehensive safety processes and controls in place for all our businesses. The cause of yesterday’s incident has not yet been determined. It is absolutely essential that we find out exactly what happened yesterday and this could take some time.”Initial findings of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch show the tram came off the tracks as it was negotiating a “sharp, left-hand curve” with a speed limit of 12mph.The previous ten safety alerts reportedly included four derailment incidents and collisions with pedestrians and vehicles, including a bus in 2008.However, Tramlink, which is owned by First Group, told Buzzfeed News the incidents were “all very different from each other in scope and cause”. Dane Chinnery, 19, was among those killedlast_img read more


first_imgThe thing about really expensive wallets: the people who can buy them tend not to have any trouble filling them. Wallets don’t get much more expensive than this $299 fancy pants model from iWallet. Why so pricey? Well, the thing is designed to do everything imaginable to keep people from stealing your money.The iWalletT has built-in biometric fingerprint technology, to make sure that no one but you opens it. The wallet itself is built out of Carbon Fiber (fiberglass and polycarbonate models are also available)–which is decidedly more difficult to break into than that leather one you’re currently carrying around.The wallet also has BlueTooth connectivity (compatible with BlackBerrys and the iPhone)–if your wallet and cell phone separate by more than 15 feet, an alarm will go off. Hopefully it won’t take too many accidental activations before you learn to turn it off before getting home.Looking at the thing, I’m guessing you probably don’t want to keep it in your back pocket, but that’s the price you pay for security. Well, that and $300.last_img read more


first_img Kevin Long has previously appeared twice for Ireland, making his full international debut against Uruguay last week. Kevin Long has previously appeared twice for Ireland, making his full international debut against Uruguay last week. Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Everton striker fires England to first World Cup success at any level since 1966>Analysis: How Ireland are becoming the Leicester City of international football> Jun 11th 2017, 3:51 PM 28,949 Views By Paul Fennessy BURNLEY’S KEVIN LONG has been handed a shock start for tonight’s Ireland-Austria game.The centre-back only made his international debut against Mexico the other week, while also featuring in Ireland’s recent win over Uruguay.The 26-year-old former Cork City defender has struggled to break into the Burnley side due to injuries and the form of others, but made three appearances for the Clarets in May, the first of which was his full Premier League debut having previously appeared once off the bench in the top tier during the 2014-15 campaign.There is also no place in the side for Wes Hoolahan, with Martin O’Neill opting for a central midfield of Glenn Whelan, Harry Arter and Jeff Hendrick.Darren Randolph gets the nod in goals ahead of Keiren Westwood despite recent speculation that his place was under threat.Ireland team to face Austria: Randolph; Christie, Long, Duffy, Ward; Brady, Hendrick, Arter, McClean, Whelan; Walters.Subs: Westwood, Doyle, Pearce, O’Shea, Keogh, McGeady, O’Kane, Murphy, Horgan, Hoolahan, Hourihane, Hayes.Austria team: Lindner, Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba, Kainz, Junuzovic, Baumgartlinger, Prodl, Burgstaller, Lazaro.Subs: Bachmann, Kuster, Wimmer, Laimer, Grillitsch, Harnik, Stangl, Schaub, Klein, Danso, Gregoritsch, Alar.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Burnley defender Kevin Long handed shock start for Ireland-Austria game Glenn Whelan captains the side, with no place in the team for Wes Hoolahan. Short URLcenter_img Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Follow us: the42.ie Sunday 11 Jun 2017, 3:51 PM https://the42.ie/3438327 32 Comments last_img read more


first_imgJournée mondiale contre le tabac, qu’en pensez-vous ?Chaque année et depuis 1988, tous les 31 mai, la Journée mondiale sans tabac organisée sous l’égide de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), a pour objectif de sensibiliser la population aux dangers du tabac. Ce type d’initiative peut-elle vraiment (r)éveiller les consciences des fumeurs ? Maxisciences a arpenté les rues pour savoir ce qu’il en était.”Savez-vous que c’est aujourd’hui la journée mondiale anti-tabac ?”. Suite à une réponse négative dans la plupart des cas, place à la relance : “Cette journée pourrait être utile selon vous ?”. Globalement, le scepticisme règne, qu’ils soient adeptes ou non de la cigarette, les réactions se suivent et se ressemblent. “De toute façon les gens n’écoutent pas ce qu’on leur dit !” nous lance Angelo, 70 ans et ex-fumeur : “Je me souviens en 1977, je me suis dit “j’arrête” et j’ai stoppé net”. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Dans la rue, les autres rencontres poursuivent sur le même registre : “ça n’est pas assez !” scande un employé municipal qui a lui aussi oublié la cigarette. “C’était il y a cinq ans, je l’ai fait pour ma femme, elle me l’a demandé, je l’ai fait”. Pour ce trentenaire, la solution c’est “l’augmentation du prix du paquet, il faut le monter à 10 euros ! Ça n’est pas des mini-hausses de 3% qui vont changer grand-chose”. Un peu plus loin, deux jeunes, cigarette au bec, discutent au soleil : Paul et Jimmy n’y croient pas non plus à cette initiative, seule une “bonne occupation plaisante” pourrait modifier leur habitude. Mais pour ces deux adolescents comme pour ce monsieur dégustant un peu plus loin sa pression au café, l’augmentation des prix n’est pas une solution. “Ça n’est pas le prix qui m’arrêtera, avoue Paul, même si il monte à 10 euros, je continuerai à l’acheter”, confie-t-il.”Les prix augmentent sans cesse, et on voit bien que les gens continuent de fumer, jusqu’où ira-t-on ? On voit bien que ça ne marche pas !” déclare quant à lui, non sans une certaine irritation l’homme du café. Même si quelques idées émergent lorsque l’on parle d’idées alternatives : “Pour moi une journée de sensibilisation devrait être obligatoire dans les écoles” propose un jeune devant son établissement. La majorité s’accorde d’ailleurs à mettre la volonté personnelle avec un grand V, comme seul véritable moteur d’abandon. Pour Marie 25 ans, ça sera “le jour où j’aurais envie”. “Si j’attends des enfants” confie son amie. Quand à l’homme du café, nous le quittons après lui avoir demandé ce qui pourra, un jour, le débarrasser de la nicotine : “La v-o-l-o-n-t-é !”. Peut-être le mot qui courait le plus sur les bouches ce jour là…En France, il y a encore 14 millions de fumeurs parmi les 18-75 ans. Pas moins de 12 millions d’entre eux fument de façon régulière. Cela représente 26% des femmes et 33% des hommes.Le 31 mai 2012 à 18:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_img We love playing great old video games on our great new Nintendo Switches. And based on stuff like how many of your read our post on “Switch’s Virtual Console” or how many of you watch our live streams featuring classic games, we’re pretty certain we’re not the only ones.As a whole, the retro games situation on Switch is a currently little tricky. We know there’s no official Virtual Console coming, and currently Nintendo is locking ROMs behind new initiatives like Switch online NES subscriptions and bespoke retro hardware like the SNES Classic. However, this is also leaving room for third parties to put their back catalogs on Switch however they see fit. And with the launch of Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2, those third parties now include Capcom.Mega Man is in weird place these days. He’s undoubtedly one of the most famous video game mascots, famous enough to have a twee little nickname like “The Blue Bomber.” He’s remembered right up their with Mario and Link as a hero of the Golden Age. And it’s not like he went away after the 8-bit era. For decades there were so many Mega Man spin-offs and side stories it felt like a joke that had gone too far. But then like five years ago Mega Man just vanished. Only now has Capcom promised his true return with Mega Man 11, and the trailer even points out this conspicuous hiatus.We don’t know how well Mega Man 11 will turn out. We don’t expect it to be a Mighty No.9-level disaster but that’s not a high bar to clear. However, Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2, collecting the franchise’s 10 core games (so no Mega Man Soccer), is a great reminder of how solid the foundation is along with being a admirable piece of video game preservation.The Mega Man games themselves are just rock-solid examples of shooter-platformer action design. The muscle memory of 2008’s retro throwback Mega Man 9 returned to me like I was just playing it yesterday. After months of beating my head against the wall in high school I can now defeat Galaxy Man and his stupid teleporters in my sleep. But even if you don’t innately know the correct order to defeat every Robot Master and reach Dr. Wily’s castle, these games hold up well enough to be inventive and enjoyable. I finally got what the big deal was after experiencing Mega Man 2’s sheer creativity and infectious music for myself for the first time.Beyond just being great games in their own right, collecting and playing all of the Mega Man games with historical hindsight proves to be a rewarding academic exercise as well. You can watch designers’ ideas improve and evolve from game to game, sometimes working out and sometimes not. For me, classic Mega Man only really works with an 8-bit aesthetic. If I want a 16-bit or above Mega Man I would skip 7 and 8 and just go for the Mega Man X series, which will also soon be collected for Switch. And as blasphemous as it may sound, I think the newest games in the series, 9 and 10, hold up the best even when directly compared to their illustrious ancestors. Baseball Man! Hornet Man! Sheep Man! Splash Woman!Like in alternate where games revere their past the way film and literature do, Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 goes to great lengths to package and present these artistic works in ways that honor the material but also make them palatable for modern audiences. You can choose various display modes ranging from widescreen to shrunken authentic pixels with awesome artwork along the borders. Depending on the game you’re playing you can toggle easier difficulty modes, load previous checkpoints that didn’t exist in the originals, or just rewind the game Braid-style if you make a mistake. That time rewinding potion never runs out.This is a great and faithful re-release, but we knew that already since Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 has been available on other platforms for years. However, playing it on Nintendo Switch really makes you understand why people want more retro games on this machine. It’s just the best of both worlds. The Switch’s weaker specs compared to other consoles don’t mean anything since you’re playing old games on your TV. And playing in handheld mode is a way nicer experience compared to the aging, blurry 3DS. It even keeps the amiibo challenges.Third parties are still catching up with how they can benefit from the Nintendo Switch’s success. Just look at Capcom’s own scattershot strategy. Exclusive version of Street Fighter II. Late port of Okami HD. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate a year after Japan. Resident Evil 7 available on cloud streaming. But Mega Man Collection 1+2 is a great package that’s even better on Switch. It takes advantage of the demand for Switch retro games in ways even Nintendo itself has yet to fully capitalize on.Buy it now!Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2.Nintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball FormSNES Games Officially Come to Nintendo Switch last_img read more


first_img WWE has uploaded a preview clip (above) from the new Nigel McGuinness documentary that premiered over the weekend following NXT TakeOver: Blackpool.The documentary focuses on McGuiness getting his start in wrestling under Les Thatcher and making a name for himself in Ring of Honor. A good portion of the documentary looks at McGuiness always having the goal of trying to sign with WWE, including the news back in 2009 that he had an agreement in principle (citing an old Wrestleview.com report).Top 10 Funniest Royal Rumble MomentsWWE has uploaded the Top 10 Funniest Royal Rumble Moments.The Top 10 includes:10. Kane allowing Daniel Bryan to get eliminated9. Jake Roberts clearing the ring8. Beth Phoenix eliminated The Great Khali7. Hornswoggle hitting a mini-Attitude Adjustment6. Dance Break with Rikishi and Too Cool5. The Hurricane attempting to chokeslam Steve Austin and Triple H4. R-Truth bringing out a ladder during his entrance3. Drew Carey entering the Royal Rumble2. Santino Marella being eliminated immediately1. Titus O’Neil slipping during his Greatest Royal Rumble entrance Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 Google+ Pinterest WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Facebookcenter_img WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgHONOLULU — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted anew before dawn Thursday, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town.The explosion at the summit came shortly after 4 a.m. following two weeks of volcanic activity that sent lava flows into neighborhoods and destroyed at least 26 homes. Scientists said the eruption was the most powerful in recent days, though it probably lasted only a few minutes.Geologists have warned that the volcano could become even more violent, with increasing ash production and the potential that future blasts could hurl boulders from the summit.Toby Hazel, who lives in Pahoa, near the mountain, said she heard “a lot of booming sounds” Thursday. Those came after days of earthquakes.“It’s just time to go — it really, really is,” she said, preparing to leave town. “I feel so sorry for the people who don’t go, because they don’t have the money, or don’t want to go to a shelter and leave their houses.”last_img read more


first_img“We don’t have a print publication or a strong presence in the U.K. market and the real winner there is RBI with Electronics Weekly,” said David Blaza, vice president of embedded and events of UBM’s EE Times group. “After so many years of being at each other’s throats, it just made sense.”Electronics Weekly has had an event, said Blaza, but it just debuted last year and the brand was looking for a better footprint in the market.The companies realized they each had strengths, that if combined, could benefit both. “We have more of the brand equity on the event side due to the acquisition. They bring the strong online and print audience. It’s two organizations that have different strengths coming together,” said Blaza.The show will debut in October, and Blaza said the two companies are now figuring out how to divvy up the production duties. The deal is structured so that EE Times will manage sponsor and exhibitor sales while RBI’s Electronics Weekly will handle attendee marketing to its 50,000 electronic system engineers and embedded developers, plus its online audience.Blaza declined specifics, but the two companies will share profits.  The partnership highlights the importance of cross-platform media. Without the brand strength of Electronics Weekly, Blaza thinks the event would have a much harder time succeeding. “These days its all about audience. A lot of event organizers in the past could be pure event producers. But the audience piece is critical. I think as event organizers, if we had just done the event without great access to the audience, we might have failed,” he said. Competing publishers teaming up to leverage their combined strengths in a particular market is transcending trend status and entering the commonplace. The latest case in point: UBM and Reed Business Information will be co-producing a U.K. event called Embedded Live. UBM brings to the table its event expertise while Reed will provide the print and online audience reach with Electronics Weekly.Both companies are looking to expand their electronics market event business in the U.K.UBM entered the market in 2008 with its acquisition of the Embedded Systems Show, and while the event offered the company a chance to plant its flag in the nascent U.K. electronics market, there was no print brand to provide the extra muscle it needed to expand.last_img read more


first_imgYennai ArindhaalTwitter/ Yennai ArindhaalAfter an overwhelming response in the US, Ajith starrer “Yennai Arindhaal” has been declared a box office hit by film distributors in the country. The romantic thriller film had surpassed all box office collection records of Ajith movies released till date in the US.”All, profit or loss is for the investor, we do not comment on it, we paid for it, we enjoy the profit or suffer the loss. You can definitely call #YennaiArindhaal a Box Office hit in USA based on gross collections as it surpassed all previous Ajith films,” tweeted ATMUS Entertainment, the distributor of the movie.The film had earlier surpassed the $500K mark in box office collections in the US; with this, Ajith joined the half-million dollar club of Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay and Vikram.Gautham Menon also joined hit filmmakers such as AR Murugadoos and Shankar for being highly successful directors in US box office for Tamil movies.”Yennai Arindhaal” initial rush was so much in the country that it took just three days for the latest Ajith movie to surpass the all-time record of his previous hit “Arrambam”.Considering the initial response to Tamil movies in recent times, industry analysts see the trend as an encouraging sign for more Tamil movies to release in international markets.”Yennai Arindhaal’ makers are hoping that the film will continue its success run. The movie, which was released in 75 screens in the US has loss out on number of screens in the second week due to the release of “Anegan” and other big releases in Hindi and English. However, distributors had managed to retain over 20 screens for the movie in the country.Besides Ajith, “Yennai Arindhaal” has star cast of Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty, Arun Vijay, Parvathy and Vivek.last_img read more


first_imgMonday, February 25, 2019Top afternoon stories:Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez, US Air National GuardThis file photo shows a Houston neighborhood that the Harvey flooded in summer 2017.Additional Federal Funding To Help With Harvey RecoveryTexas will receive $652 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist Hurricane Harvey victims. Governor Greg Abbott and HUD Secretary Ben Carson made the announcement on Monday.This is the third allocation of funding from HUD for Harvey recovery efforts, and will provide additional restoration resources for homes, businesses, and infrastructure impacted by the storm.Abbott said the goal of current and upcoming federal funding is not just to rebuild what was destroyed in 2017, but to build infrastructure that will be more resilient in future storms.The funds come from the Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery Program and supplement the $5 billion in recovery programs for Texas approved by HUD in June of 2018.Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaJosé. an asylum-seeker from Nicaragua, talks with his lawyer Ruby Powers. His case was impacted by the federal shutdown.Immigration Courts Recover From Shutdown As Backlog Piles UpIn 2000, less than 2,000 cases were pending in Houston immigration courts. Two decades later, that number has soared to more than 52,000 cases — almost half of the backlogged cases statewide. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that addressing the ballooning backlog is a priority, and beginning in 2017, the Department of Justice rolled out a number of policy changes they said would make things more fair and efficient.But a new report by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) claims these policies are failing. The immigration court backlog has increased 25 percent since the Trump administration implemented changes to address the backlog.Courts in Houston and San Antonio have some of the longest wait times in the country.In addition to inefficiencies caused by policy changes, immigration courts are also recovering from the month-long government shutdown that caused some 10,000 cancelled hearings in Texas.Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaThe Pecan Park house where four police officers were shot on January 28, 2019 while serving a search warrant.Second Case Dismissed Amid Review Of Houston Cop’s WorkProsecutors have dismissed a second case being re-examined because it involved Gerald Goines, the Houston police officer accused of lying in an affidavit that led to a drug raid last month that killed a married couple.Court records show the drug case against Treveon Cornett was dismissed Monday. Another case was dismissed last week.Cornett’s case is one of 27 active cases tied to Officer Gerald Goines. They’re among more than 1,400 being reviewed by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.The district attorney’s office said Cornett’s case was dismissed in the “interest of justice.” Goines didn’t arrest Cornett but was at the scene. Sharelast_img read more


first_imgToronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews on cover of “NHL 20” video game AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews will be on the cover of the EA Sports video game “NHL 20.”He was named as the feature athlete Wednesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.“If you look at the long list of guys who have been on the cover, it’s pretty special company,” Matthews said.Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban was on the cover of “NHL 19” and Edmonton Oilers star forward Connor McDavid was featured for “NHL 18.” Other cover athletes over the years have included Claude Giroux, Martin Brodeur, Eric Lindros and Mario Lemieux.This year’s game introduces a ‘Signature Shots’ feature that replicate the most recognizable shot styles of some of the NHL’s top stars. Matthews’ half toe-drag wrist shot is included along with Subban’s slapshot windup and the Alex Ovechkin one-timer.“It’s even more personalized now and relates even more to the individual,” Matthews said. “I think that’s a pretty cool feature.”“NHL 20” is available Sept. 13 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.The Canadian Press by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 19, 2019 6:03 pm PDT Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews shoots the puck in in a screenshot from EA Sports NHL 20 game in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – EA Sports last_img read more


first_imgThe government has decided to hand over 25 per cent of the state-owned Cooperative Central Bank (CCB) to its customers free of charge, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said on Wednesday.Georgiades, who was addressing reporters after a cabinet meeting, said the beneficiaries were 350,000 individual co-op customers, depositors, and “reliable borrowers,” according to an emailed statement.“It’s an extremely important decision, which to a large extent brings the co-op back to the citizens’ hands,” Georgiades said, adding that it is important to secure that with the CCB’s stock exchange listing it can tap capital at any time.The co-op, rocked by a decision of the financial ombudsman which saw it return €111m to overcharged borrowers, posted a €7m net profit in 2016 and adjusted its 2015 results to reflect a net loss of €176.4m, compared to a net loss €165.6m announced a year ago. In 2014 and 2015, the bank close to €1.7bn from the government which owns 99 per cent of its stock.The co-op, which is still struggling with €7.2bn in non-performing loans, or 60 per cent of the total, has to seek a stock exchange listing and reduce with subsequent share issues the government’s stake to 25 per cent by 2020 as per commitment to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition.“There is no change in the existing obligations and terms in place for granting this state aid,” the minister said.“Every individual depositor and every reliable borrower who has at least €2,000 in deposits with reference date March 2017, will have the right until September to receive these shares free of charge,” Georgiades said. “It’s a simple and clear procedure”.The finance minister said the amount of shares that customers will receive will be determined to 80 per cent based on the average amount of deposits or loans, and to 20 per cent on the actual amount to avoid granting a large number of shares to anyone, and ensure that no new shareholder will have a stake exceeding 0.005 per cent of total shares.This, he continued, allows compliance with the stock exchange’s regulations regarding the need of a wide dispersion of shares.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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