Vaginal hygiene products like sprays wipes creams linked to infections study

first_imgTORONTO – Doctors have long advised women to avoid vaginal douching because of the risk of infection and other adverse effects, but a new study suggests other feminine hygiene products may be just as harmful.The University of Guelph-led study found that 95 per cent of almost 1,500 Canadian women surveyed about their use of over-the-counter sanitizing gels, anti-itch creams, moisturizers, sprays and wipes had used such products at least once in their lifetime.But the study also found that women who use feminine hygiene products are three times more likely to experience some type of vaginal infection. In some cases, women purchased a product to address an existing vaginal issue.“The study does not establish whether it is the products causing the infections or whether women are using the products in an attempt to address the infection,” said principal researcher Kieran O’Doherty, a social psychologist at the Ontario university.“However, the results do provide important evidence for strong correlations that need further research.”For example, women who used gel sanitizers — whether externally of internally — were eight times more likely to have a yeast infection and almost 20 times more likely to have reported bacterial vaginosis.Vaginosis is caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria, a condition that occurs when the natural balance of microbes in the vagina is disturbed.“These products may be preventing the growth of the healthy bacteria required to fight off infection,” said O’Doherty, noting that emerging evidence has linked disruption of vaginal microbial systems with health problems.Pelvic inflammatory disease, cervical cancer, reduced fertility, ectopic and pre-term pregnancies, and bacterial and sexually transmitted infections are among the problems related to an abnormal vaginal microbiome, he said.The study, published in the journal BMC Women’s Health, found that women who used vaginal moisturizers and lubricants had 2.5 times higher odds of reporting a yeast infection and 50 per cent higher odds of a urinary tract infection, or UTI, compared to those who didn’t use those products.Women using feminine washes were almost 3.5 times more likely to have reported a bacterial infection and 2.5 times more likely to have had a UTI. Feminine wipes were associated with double the risks of a UTI.Dr. Chelsea Elwood, a reproductive infectious diseases specialist at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, said the study is one of the first to look at the use of these products in the Canadian context and it reaffirmed that their use is becoming more commonplace.Elwood, who was not involved in the research, stressed that the study found an association between use of vaginal hygiene products, but can’t determine whether they caused increased infections.“So it’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg conversation,” she said from Vancouver.“Did they have the yeast infection and they reached for the vaginal moisturizer because they thought it would be helpful? Or did they reach for the vaginal moisturizer daily and then got a yeast infection because it disturbed what should normally be there?“This type of study can’t answer that question, but it makes us think that maybe this should be explored further, and that all of these products that are advertised to women are perhaps not as benign as they are advertised to be.”As a general rule, Elwood said she recommends that patients give feminine hygiene products a miss.“So moisturizers, anti-itch creams, wipes, douching, waxing as well as shaving, in particular, I encourage women just to leave things alone down there.”In a previous study, the Guelph researchers looked at why Canadian women might use the array of feminine hygiene offerings on the market, which the authors say represent a $2-billion industry in North America.“One of the findings was that women often spoke about how they used these products to feel ‘clean and fresh,’” a phrase that manufacturers often use to promote their goods, O’Doherty said.“Our thinking here is this connects in part with double standards around what is expected of men and women in terms of personal presentation,” he said. “And it has to do with body shaming of women.“And these products are very cleverly designed to fit into that niche.”O’Doherty said societal and cultural attitudes have perpetrated the notion of female genitalia as unclean, leading many women to believe they need feminine hygiene products to be acceptable, especially to a sexual partner.Some women interviewed for the previous study reported that their partners encouraged use of the products, while others said their partners were happy with them being au naturel.Despite such assurances, he said many women reported “this very strong internal need that ‘I have to be clean. I would die if there was any smell coming from me.’”O’Doherty said corporations are profiting by marketing products that women “don’t really need, but are made to feel they need. And on top of that, not only do they not need them and are paying money, they (may be) bad for their health.”His advice to women: “Think twice before buying these things.”— Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.last_img read more

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CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts in Canada jumped higher in

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of new home building increased in June, boosted by a jump in multi-unit projects.The federal housing agency says the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts increased to 248,138 units in June, up from 193,902 in May.The increase came as the seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts climbed 29.9 per cent in June to 228,844.Multiple urban starts increased 46.4 per cent to 172,845, while single-detached urban starts fell 3.5 per cent to 55,999 units.Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 19,294 units.The six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates was 222,041 in June, up from 216,701 in May.In a separate report, Statistics Canada said Tuesday the value of permits issued by Canadian municipalities increased 4.7 per cent to $8.2 billion in May.The value of residential permits increased 7.7 per cent to $5.5 billion, the second-highest value on record, following the $5.7 billion worth of permits issued in October 2016.Meanwhile, the value of non-residential building permits fell 0.7 per cent in May to $2.7 billion.last_img read more

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UNbacked transAsian rail agreement goes into effect

11 June 2009A railroad agreement aimed at linking 28 countries in Asia and Europe went into effect today, the United Nations announced in Bangkok. The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Trans-Asian Railway Network became operative 90 days after China became the eighth country to have ratified it. The other parties to the agreement – developed with UN assistance – are Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Thailand. The network comprises 114,000 kilometres of rail routes linking 28 countries in the region. The aim is to offer efficient rail transport services for the movement of goods and passengers within the region and between Asia and Europe, ESCAP said. The network will also provide improved access for landlocked countries to major ports, ESCAP said.Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of ESCAP, told an inaugural ceremony in ESCAP’s Bangkok headquarters, “Modern economies cannot generate long-term growth and employment without highly efficient transport networks that are developed with a high level of integration. “The timing of this agreement is particularly significant as leaders from our region promote intra-regional trade to stimulate recovery from the economic crisis. It will provide a more cost effective way of doing business and ensure the benefits of trade are more evenly distributed across the region,” Ms. Heyzer said.“Countries worldwide are now realizing that rising demand for transport services can no longer be met by roads alone,” said Ms. Heyzer. “The recent fluctuation in the oil price, growing concern over energy-dependency and the environmental impact of the transport industry are pushing policy-makers to promote more environmentally-friendly and sustainable rail transport solutions.” read more

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Fighting in Somalia displaces residents of Kenyan border town – UN

An estimated 6,000 Somalis fleeing the fighting in the Beled Hawa area on the Somali side of the border have also entered Kenya during the past 11 days, and there are unconfirmed reports of other refugees stranded in the no-man’s land between the two countries, unable to enter Kenya, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a situation report.Mandera district is currently facing a severe drought and the insecurity has disrupted relief efforts. Commerce has also been interrupted in Mandera, the main trading centre for pastoral communities from Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia in the arid region.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has seven metric tons of high energy biscuits in Mandera ready for distribution, while the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has delivered more therapeutic feeding supplies to cope with the additional caseload of malnourished children.Water shortages have worsened as routes to rivers and wells have been become insecure as a result of the fighting, according to OCHA.Yesterday, the UN expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia called on the international community to step up efforts to address the impact of the devastating drought in Somalia, warning that the country is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster if action is not taken immediately. Shamsul Bari, who visited Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti last month, noted that the ongoing drought response is far from meeting the needs of the affected population in terms of access to food, clean water and health. 3 March 2011Humanitarian AidFighting between forces of Somalia’s transitional Government and insurgents has spread to areas near the Kenyan border, forcing some 5,500 residents of the Kenyan border town of Mandera to flee their homes, exacerbating the plight of people affected by drought, the United Nations humanitarian office reported today. read more

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Canadians split over Mulcairs energy views poll

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests Canadians are roughly split over NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s contention that the Alberta oilsands have given the country a case of Dutch Disease as he prepares to visit the province next week.Mulcair has suggested the Alberta oil exports raise the value of the Canadian dollar, which in turn hurts the economy in other parts of the country.The phenomenon is dubbed the “Dutch Disease” in reference to the manufacturing decline that occurred in the Netherlands after a boom in natural gas exports in the 1970s.The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey suggests slightly more Canadians disagree than agree with Mulcair — 45% compared to 41% — although opinions varied across the country.[np-related]The telephone survey of just over 1,000 people was carried out between May 17 and 20 and has a margin of error of 3.1%, 19 times out of 20.Most people polled in oil-rich Alberta and the rest of the Prairies disagreed with the NDP leader, while those in Quebec and British Columbia were most likely to agree with him.The poll indicates most people don’t share Mulcair’s sentiments in Ontario, the country’s manufacturing heartland, where the economy has been hard hit from the restructuring of the North American auto sector and other blue-collar industries.But a study by the Canadian Energy Research Institute says Ontario enjoys the lion’s share of oilsands benefits outside Alberta. The Calgary-based think-tank has suggested the oilsands will create billions of dollars in economic spinoffs in Ontario and tens of thousands of jobs over the next quarter century.Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Alberta counterpart Alison Redford got into a spat earlier this year over the same issue. When McGuinty said a strong oilsands industry means a high loonie that hurts the manufacturing and export sectors, Redford accused him of being too simplistic.But Mulcair has insisted that statistics on manufacturing job losses are “irrefutable”’ and that “everyone” agrees more than half of those losses are the direct result of the artificially high Canadian dollar created by booming energy exports, particularly from Alberta’s oilsands.The federal Conservatives quickly pounced on Mulcair for suggesting the Alberta oilsands have given Canada a case of Dutch Disease. Cabinet ministers have accused the NDP leader of pitting region against region and insulting hard-working workers in the resource sector.Mulcair’s views have also angered Redford and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. Redford has said she won’t meet with Mulcair until he visits the Fort McMurray region to educate himself about the oilsands.The NDP leader’s office has confirmed Mulcair will visit the region May 30 and 31.The poll suggests less than half of Canadians had heard about Mulcair’s comments. People from parts of the country most involved in the oilsands told pollsters they were most aware of what he said.“Our survey suggests that those who have the most to lose if oilsands development were to be slowed as a means to assist other economic sectors are the ones paying the most attention to the ’Dutch Disease’ debate,” said Doug Anderson, senior vice-president of Harris-Decima.“On top of that, no region seems particularly convinced that oilsands development has been hurting exports of other sectors of Canada’s economy.”There were few surprises along party lines.The survey suggests 70 per cent of self-identified Conservative supporters polled either disagree or strongly disagree with Mulcair.However, most Green party supporters also disagree with him — with 56 per cent offside.Liberal supporters were roughly split, with 48 per cent agreeing with Mulcair and 44 per cent disagreeing.The poll indicates 55 per cent of New Democrat supporters share Mulcair’s view.But the NDP leader’s assessment was most popular with Bloc Quebecois supporters. The survey suggests 64 per cent of Bloc supporters back his musings. read more

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UN seeks 67 million to feed quarter million refugees in Kenya till

With refugee numbers in Kenya failing to decline despite peace moves in Somalia and Sudan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for $6.7 million to feed nearly a quarter of a million refugees in two northern Kenyan camps until the end of 2005.“The expectation was these numbers would begin dropping off once the peace agreement was signed,” WFP Kenya Country Director Tesema Negash said of the January accord between the Government and rebels in southern Sudan that ended Africa’s longest-running civil war.“But the lack of schools, health facilities, food and basic infrastructure – plus uncertainty over the peace deal – has stopped people from returning to their homeland in significant numbers,” he added.“These people are caught between a rock and a hard place. If they return home, they will face the incredible challenge of finding food and water. Yet by staying here in Kenya, they face another uncertainty – whether they will eat or not.”The number of Sudanese in Kakuma is still rising. Citing inter-clan violence and limited resources such as food, shelter, schools, health facilities and employment opportunities, nearly 5,000 additional refugees have arrived since January, bringing the total population there to more than 91,000.WFP warned that maize, pulses, corn-soya blend and oil for rations would run out by October unless funding is received urgently for 11,720 tons of food. By November, wheat and salt would also be exhausted, leaving the Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps with no food to distribute. Like those in Kakuma, nearly 140,000 Somali refugees in Dadaab camp in eastern Kenya have shown no signs of moving home, despite the creation eight months ago of an interim Somali Government that this month took the first steps to establish itself in the town of Jowhar.“While the international community often responds to new upheavals and natural disasters, long-standing refugee situations, where hundreds of thousands of people depend on food and other aid, are often overlooked and are last in the line for international assistance,” Mr. Negash said. read more

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Shell could be cutting 2800 jobs globally

Shell has announced it’s cutting more jobs if it finalizes a deal to take over BG Group.A deal has been reached between the two companies, but still needs the blessing of the board.Shell says 2,800 jobs will be lost, or three per cent of its global workforce if the merger goes through. Shell could be cutting 2,800 jobs globally by Mike Tarasko Posted Dec 14, 2015 7:43 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

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Russell Wilsons Blackness Should Not Be a Question

It’s troubling to hear reverberations from the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks’ locker room that quarterback Russell Wilson is at the center of a divide within the team because he’s not “Black enough.”Really? Seriously?Being Black has no boundaries, and if some of his teammates take his insistence on not blasting rap music or not wearing his pants hanging off his butt or enunciating when he speaks or whatever else they conjure up as not being “Black enough,” well, that’s a case of us setting ourselves back.Percy Harvin, a talented yet apparently volatile receiver, was traded last week to the New York Jets in a move that stunned most NFL observers. The talk from the Seahawks’ locker room (anonymously, of course) was that there was a rift between quarterback and receiver. Half the players sided with Harvin and others with Wilson. In the end, the team rolled with its quarterback who led them to the championship last year and traded Harvin and all his talent.Last year, Black people went berserk when a white journalist said Colin Kaepernick was not fit to lead the San Francisco 49ers as quarterback because his body is laden with tattoos. But hardly is there a whimper from the Black community when Black teammates criticize their quarterback for being a polished young man. Something is wrong with that.Wilson, in a weak press conference to try to diffuse the drama, said that Harvin is a lot like him and that the discord between the two and teammates was a media creation. Not true on both counts. This is what he said: “Percy and I never had differences. He’s a guy that, you know, we had a lot of similarities, probably, if anything. You know, guys that want to compete at the highest level, want to win every single time you step on the field. Want the ball in our hands, to make the big play and everything. So I’m not sure why the media tries to blow everything out of proportion, it’s part of it, I guess. You have to deal with it. But you also ignore it, too. Like I always tell you guys, ignore the noise. You know, Percy’s a Virginia guy and I wish nothing but the best for him.”About all Harvin and Wilson have in common is that they are both from Virginia and they play football.  And they are Black. That’s about it. And that’s more than enough. Neither is more or less Black than the other.Being Black means being hip and corny, smart and not-so-smart, giving and greedy, thoughtful and selfish, articulate and mumbling, soulful and soulless, tough and weak, ambitious and docile … and on and on. When Black men call other Black men “not Black enough,” they point out the insecurities within themselves.No doubt, if Seattle, which was predicted by some pundits to go undefeated this season, had not lost two games in a row, the tension within the team would be minimized. But adversity (losing) brings out the soul of a person and a team, and the Seahawks have to undergo serious self-examination now to hold it together.Wilson, by most accounts, comports himself with respect, conveys his thoughts clearly, treats people with respect, works hard, leads by example. Seems “Black enough” to me. read more

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Were being made fools of Limerick staff sitin enters 17th day

first_imgSTAFF OF A Limerick supermarket have vowed not to leave the premises until their entitlements have been paid.Almost 30 staff have been in the premises of Ivan’s supermarket in Caherdavin Cross for 17 days, after they were all let go.The store had been operating in the area for 38 years, but was closed on Sunday, 19 January. At the time the founder and managing director of the business, Ivan Cremins, assured staff that they would be receiving their full entitlements.A spokesperson for the staff, Mary Sheehan, said that the following Monday, the staff met and discovered the cheques the had been given were bouncing, prompting them to occupy the store.The issue had dragged on for over a fortnight before talks with receivers Deloitte on Monday had seemingly ended the dispute.“We were told that we would have our money yesterday and there’s no sign of it, nor was there any sign today.“We’re being made fools of again. We have no other option than to stay here.”Sheehan says that morale amongst the staff is being maintained by the local community.“People have been brilliant. They’ve been handing in food and everything that we need.“We take it in shifts to man the store.”The group will hold a peaceful protest outside the neighbouring post office, which is owned by Ivan Cremins, tonight, with Sheehan saying that the staff will stay “as long as it takes”.Read: National strike of electricians could halt construction and manufacturingRead: Workers in France free their tyre factory bosses after holding them captivelast_img read more

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How your iPhone uses more energy than a refrigerator

first_imgMaybe you drive a hybrid car and recycle your plastic containers. Perhaps you have bought carbon offsets, and even installed solar panels on your roof. But if you’re using an iPhone, you should know that a new study claims it uses more energy than a refrigerator. You monster.This analysis isn’t strictly talking about the power used to run your device, although that is a part of the calculation. The estimation of total energy usage from the Digital Power Group includes your fair share of all the energy that is consumed by the mobile device. That means the cell towers, data centers, WiFi networks, and so on. So it’s maybe a bit unexpected, but probably also kind of fair.The report estimates that about 10% of the world’s energy is used in IT, and a lot of that power still comes from coal. That’s especially true as China’s economy continues to grow. There is an average of one new coal-fired power plant coming online in China every week. Our technology infrastructure (not just phones) uses roughly as much power today as it took to illuminate the entire planet in 1985. Factoring in all the back end equipment, watching an hour of streaming video each week (according to the report) uses as much power as two refrigerators.According to Digital Power Group (PDF), the average iPhone user consumes about 361 kilowatt-hours of energy each year, whereas the average refrigerator only sucks down 322 kilowatt-hours. So should you get a less efficient refrigerator so you don’t have to feel bad about the imbalance? No, you unspeakably evil monster! If you’re actually worried about it, you could your mobile device less.The issue is far from settled, though. Other sources insist the report is simply working from incorrect assumptions. It definitely reads as a bit biased, but feel free to evaluate on your own.last_img read more

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The 9 at 9 Thursday

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Julia Metkalova EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #WESTMINSTER: Seven people have been arrested following yesterday’s attack in Westminster which left four people dead.2. #RIP: Derry is set to be brought to a standstill later today for the funeral of Martin McGuinness.3. #RESCUE 116: Efforts to continue the investigation into the crash that downed Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 are expected to be hampered by poor weather today.4. #STRIKE: A strike at Bus Éireann looks inevitable as unions set to meet over cuts.5. #GARDAÍ: The Garda Reserve is taking on 300 new recruits this year.6. #HOUSE FIRE: A woman jumped from a top-floor window to avoid a house fire in Tallaght last night.7. #BOOM: A new report has forecast that the economy could overheat due to a boom in the construction sector.8. #BREXIT: Writing in TheJournal.ie, the Chairman of the Seanad Special Select Committee said Ireland must aggressively pursue the economic opportunities of Brexit.9. #SORRY: Channel 4 News has apologised after naming the wrong man as a suspect in the Westminster attack. Thursday 23 Mar 2017, 7:40 AM 9,829 Views By Sean Murray No Comments Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Julia Metkalova Mar 23rd 2017, 7:40 AM The 9 at 9: Thursday Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day. Share1 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3301994 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Johnny Gargano on winning the NXT Title Ive dreamt of this moment

first_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Pinterest Patriots Offense Shows Much Promise But Can Get Even Better Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Twitter Tom Keenecenter_img WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Jakobi Meyers, Jarrett Stidham Shine As Patriots Crush Lions WWE is featuring an interview with new NXT Champion Johnny Gargano (above) shortly after he defeated Adam Cole in the main event of last night’s TakeOver: New York.Gargano spoke at length about capturing the championship for the first time.“I’ve dreamt of this moment for a very, very long time. I never knew if it would come, honestly. And I tried to imagine what it would feel like and who would be there. I couldn’t dream up a more perfect night than tonight. Waiting makes things more perfect when they happen. It really is a dream come true, for someone like me who was told that they would never be in this company to becoming the first triple crown champion in NXT history. I love NXT. I want to do what I can to carry this company.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBrexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. EconomyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:00/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 55.59%0:04Remaining Time -2:56 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jamie Collins Comes Back To Gillette Now Playing Up Next Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Patriots Make Trade As Tight End Situation Falls Into Rough Shape Brexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. Economy NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in actionlast_img read more

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Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness tells PSG to find a new

first_imgBayern Munich President Uli Hoeness has told Paris Saint-Germain to find a new sporting director after disappointing debacle which took place over the transfer of Jerome Boateng.The French club were interested in signing Boateng from the German champions and sporting director Antero Henrique was in charge of negotiations with Bayern.PSG’s pursuit – led by Henrique – left a sour taste in the mouth of Hoeness, who was scathing of the French club’s sporting director.“I would advise PSG to replace their sporting director. The man is not a great advert for the club,” Hoeness told Kicker, as quoted by Goal.“PSG cannot afford to have such a sporting director if they want to be one the best clubs in the world.”RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Hoeness added: “We asked for this fee [€50 million] because we did not want to hand over Jerome and assumed that Paris would not pay that amount. We also wanted to do our coach a favour because he wanted to keep the player.”Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was also less than impressed with Henrique and PSG’s actions during discussions for Boateng.“I do not want to insult anybody. But I will tell you: You can’t do things like that to Bayern Munich Especially when it is about that kind of player,” Salihamidzic told Sky following Bayern’s 3-0 win over Stuttgart on Saturday.“If a transfer shall happen, many things must fit. We must want it, the player must want it and the other club should show interest in that player. And we never felt that in any moment.“Even Jerome confirmed to me, that the tactics of the other side were strange.”last_img read more

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Man seriously injured in scooter crash in Pacific Beach

first_img KUSI Newsroom Man seriously injured in scooter crash in Pacific Beach KUSI Newsroom, December 10, 2018 Posted: December 10, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An electric-scooter rider suffered life-threatening injuries Monday when he crashed into a building in Pacific Beach, police said.The 29-year-old man was riding an electric scooter east in the 1200 block of Garnet Avenue around 2:20 a.m. when he veered to the right and struck a nearby building, San Diego police Officer Steve Bourasa said.The man, who was not wearing a helmet, was transported to a hospital for treatment of serious head injuries, which were believed to be life- threatening, Bourasa said.Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the crash, Bourasa said. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Oceanside man pleads not guilty to murder in 7yearold daughters death

first_imgOceanside man pleads not guilty to murder in 7-year-old daughter’s death 123 Show Caption Hide Caption KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption VISTA (KUSI) – A man accused of killing his 7-year-old daughter at the family’s Oceanside home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder, assault and child cruelty charges.Pedro Araujo, 27, is charged in last Wednesday’s slaying of Mariah Araujo. Police have not commented on the cause of her death, but the criminal complaint indicates that a knife was used.In addition to murder, the defendant is charged with assault on a child in regard to Mariah, and misdemeanor child cruelty involving her 6-year- old sister, Viviana.He faces 26 years to life in prison if convicted of all charges.The children’s grandmother made an emergency call shortly after 11 a.m. to report that she had just gone to the family’s house in the 3500 block of Las Vegas Drive to pick up Mariah and her sister but had been unable to find the older girl, Oceanside police spokesman Tom Bussey said.The woman reported that her son — the girls’ father — had been evasive about the whereabouts of his elder daughter and had blood on him, Bussey said.Officers went to the residence near Emerald Isle Golf Course and searched it, finding the victim’s body in a bathroom. Detectives questioned Araujo and took him into custody on suspicion of murdering his daughter, Bussey said.Araujo’s arraignment was initially scheduled for last Friday, but was postponed twice because he was being held in “enhanced observation housing,” according to court staff.Members of the girl’s family gathered at the Vista courthouse last Friday and told reporters that Araujo was unstable and should not have been anywhere near his daughters.Karina Avina, Mariah’s aunt, said Araujo did not have custody of the children as numerous Child Protective Services cases were open and ongoing against him, though the circumstances of those cases was unclear.“We want him to pay the max. That’s what we want,”  Avina said. “We don’t want a few years. We don’t want him to get out. He needs to pay his whole life.”Araujo is being held without bail. He’s next due at the Vista courthouse on Aug. 14 for a readiness conference.Some photos of Mariah are featured in the gallery below.center_img KUSI Newsroom August 6, 2019 Show Caption Hide Caption Posted: August 6, 2019 Show Caption Hide Caption Updated: 4:22 PMlast_img read more

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Condé Nast Taking Brides Bimonthly Boosts Mobile Interaction

first_imgThe digital build-out fits with Condé’s digitally-focused strategic plan, and Brides publisher Michelle Myers says that the combined editorial and business oversight of both digital print properties is a helpful structure to push through the dual platform changes. In a recent interview with Folio:, Condé Nast CTO Joe Simon noted the company’s push to re-integrate digital and print initiatives under a combined team structure. SEE ALSO: Merging Brands with Technology The magazine has been struggling on the newsstand and with advertising. Single copy sales are down 28 percent in the first half compared to the same period last year, per ABC—a contributing factor to the frequency change, Myers tells WWD. And ad pages are down about 11 percent through July, per Folio: sister brand min boxscores.Indeed, when the magazine went monthly back in early 2010, the idea was to drive more subscriptions. But with the newsstand now particularly challenged across the board, the bimonthly frequency is an attempt to preserve subscriptions, give advertisers more time on the newsstand and address the changing ways readers interact with the brand.  After examining reader engagement with Brides, the team learned that readers use the magazine for broader inspiration and information on wedding planning. The website, however, served the higher frequency, bit-sized information needs, with readers spending an average of 23 hours per week on the Web for wedding research.“This change in frequency and the enhancements to the website really go hand in hand,” Myers says. “What we’ll be providing is a fully optimized digital experience for this consumer. She’s not a shopper, she’s a buyer. She has a plan and a deadline and she wants to look at thousands of dresses, save and share ideas, and return again and again to the tools, to the boards and to the magazine as the key elements of her wedding come together.” Brides is ratcheting back its print brand and investing more in its digital presence with a mobile-enhanced website. The 300,000-circ magazine is dropping down to a bimonthly frequency and the site will become fully mobile compatible and feature new tools and functionality to drive more engagement. The magazine’s last monthly issue will be December, with a January-March issue after that and then the bimonthly schedule will kick in with the April/May issue.The site enhancements include new image galleries and more interactive tools like check-lists and countdowns as well as features that allow users to contribute and share content from web to mobile and back again. Brides.com averages about 1.2 million monthly uniques, according to the company. last_img read more

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Man kills daughter for disobeying order

first_imgNagarkurnool: In a tragic incident, a father killed his own daughter by hitting her with a mortar pestle in Kalwakol village of Peddakottapally mandal in Nagarkurnool district on Monday. Going into the details, it is said that Shyamala (35), daughter of Yerraiah, a pastor, had left her husband two years ago and living with her father. Worried over the failure of his daughter’s married life, the pastor had asked his daughter to come along with him to a church in Hyderabad so that she can be treated and later can set her married life well. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us However, Shyamala, who is also a little bit mentally ill had vehemently opposed to her father’s idea and did not agree to go with him to Hyderabad. Even after repeated requests, Shyamala adamantly opposed her father’s request and wanted to stay at home and opposed to any kind of treatment. Last night, the father and daughter had heated arguments. The father had asked her to get ready in the morning to go to Hyderabad. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us In the morning when Shyamala did not obey to his father’s directions, Yerraiah grew angry and took a mortar pestle and hit on the head of his daughter, due to which Shyamala collapsed in a pool of blood and died on the spot. The police arrested the pastor. The dead body of the deceased has been sent to Nagarkurnool district hospital for post mortem. The police have booked a case and are investigating the matter.last_img read more

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MLA Malladi Vishnu favours nuclear energy for development in

first_imgVijayawada: MLA Malladi Vishnu said nuclear energy should be used for the construction and development of a nation but not for the destruction. The MLA participated in a programme to mark Hiroshima Nagasaki Day at SPS Municipal Corporation High School here on Friday. Addressing the gathering, Vishnu said that the developed nations should avoid using nuclear warheads which would destroy the nations and living creatures. He appealed to the students to show keen interest in science subject which has a good future. Science officer Mynam Hussain explained about Albert Einstein’s relativity theory. Essay-writing competition was conducted and the winners were given prizes by the MLA. Science teachers and about 300 students participated in the programme.last_img

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Manhunt for London bomber as threat level raised

first_imgPolice officers stand on duty by a cordon as a forensics tent is seen on a platform at Parsons Green underground tube station in west London on September 15, 2017, following an incident of blast on an underground tube carriage at the station. Photo: AFPBritish police raced Saturday to track down whoever planted a bomb on a packed London underground train, as authorities raised the national threat level to maximum, meaning another attack may be imminent.Friday morning’s blast, which left 29 people injured, was Britain’s fifth terror attack in six months and was claimed by the Islamic State group.Prime minister Theresa May announced late Friday that the threat level had been raised to “critical”, and said troops would take over guarding key sites to free police officers for deployment elsewhere.The explosion at Parsons Green station in south-west London sparked a “wall of fire” that left passengers with burns and caused a stampede of panicking people in which some were trampled.No-one has yet been arrested over the bombing, but anti-terrorism police chief Mark Rowley said the investigation was making “really good progress”.“We’re chasing down suspects,” he told reporters.“Somebody has planted this improvised explosive device on the Tube. We have to be open-minded at this stage about him and potential associates.”May said military personnel would take over guard duty at certain closed “protected sites”, freeing up 1,000 police officers to be deployed on the transport network and on streets across Britain.The country was last on critical alert after the bombing at a concert in Manchester in May, which was also claimed by the IS group.In a statement Friday, the group said an IS “detachment” had carried out the London attack.Rowley earlier said most of the injuries were due to “flash burns”, while others were wounded as passengers ran out of the station in panic.Witness Charlie Craven told AFP he heard a “massive bang”, adding: “I saw an orange sort of fireball encompassing the whole Tube coming towards you.”Another, Lauren Hubbard, described it as “a wall of fire”.Twitter user @Rrigs posted pictures of a white bucket smouldering on the train and described how a “fireball flew down carriage and we just jumped out open door”.The bucket, which was inside a frozen food bag from the budget supermarket chain Lidl, looked like the type used by builders and there appeared to be cables coming out of it.‘Unhelpful speculation’ -US President Donald Trump said that “loser terrorists” were behind the attack, adding that they were already “in the sights” of British police.London’s Metropolitan Police dismissed the tweet as “unhelpful speculation”, while May also rebuked him.“I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” she said, speaking after an emergency meeting of senior ministers.May said the device was “clearly intended to cause significant harm”, condemning it as a “cowardly attack”.Speaking on Friday evening, Rowley said the remnants of the bomb were being examined by forensic scientists.British media reported that it had a timer but failed to detonate fully.Hans Michels, a professor of chemical engineering at Imperial College, said the flash flame “suggests that the explosion was only partly successful”.“Much of the bucket still seems to be intact and there appear to be no victims with lethal impact wounds,” he said.Armed police on patrolTwenty-nine victims were treated in hospital, although health authorities said none were in a serious life-threatening condition, and eight were released on Friday.Louis Hather, 21, had been travelling to work and was three carriages down from where the explosion took place.“I could smell the burning. Like when you burn plastic,” he told AFP.He was trampled on as passengers stampeded out of the station and his leg was badly cut and bruised.Sally Faulding, a 51-year-old teacher, said: “People were falling over each other.”Richard Aylmer-Hall, 52, told the Press Association: “There was panic, lots of people shouting, screaming, lots of screaming.”The area around Parsons Green station—a quiet and wealthy residential district, filled with chic cafes—was evacuated for most of the day.Local residents and businesses rallied together to offer tea, phone charging points, and the use of their toilets to people unable to get home.Four previous attacks in London and Manchester this year claimed the lives of 35 people.Three of those attacks involved a vehicle ploughing into pedestrians.The other attack was a bombing in May at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Manchester which killed 22 people, including several children.last_img read more

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