Highlights of sweeping new Ontario labour laws including a minimum wage boost

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s Liberal government passed a host of changes to labour laws Wednesday. Here are some highlights of the legislation, including the centrepiece minimum wage increase:— Minimum wage rises from $11.60 an hour to $14 on Jan. 1, 2018 then to $15 on Jan. 1, 2019.— Casual, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees will be given the same pay as full-time employees for doing equal work. There are exemptions based on seniority and merit.— Lower minimum wage rates for liquor servers, students under 18, hunting and fishing guides will also rise along with the general minimum wage.— Once an employee works for a company for five years, they will be entitled to three weeks of paid vacation.— Personal emergency leave no longer only applies to workers at companies with 50 or more employees. All workers will get 10 days per year, two of them paid.— Victims of domestic or sexual violence, or parents of children who have experienced or are threatened with it, will get five days of paid leave and 17 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave.— Employers will not be allowed to request a sick note from an employee taking personal emergency leave.— Parents whose children die will get unpaid leave of up to 104 weeks. It was previously only offered to parents when a child’s death was related to a crime.— Employers must pay three hours of wages if they cancel a shift with fewer than 48 hours notice, with weather-dependent work exempted.— Employees can refuse shifts without repercussion if the employer gives them less than four days notice.— Employees on call must be paid three hours at their regular pay rate.— Companies that misclassify workers as “independent contractors” instead of employees in order to skirt labour law obligations would be subject to fines.— The maximum fine for employers who violate employment standards laws will be increased from $250, $500 and $1,000 for various violations to $350, $700 and $1,500. The government will publish the names of those who are fined.— Ease restrictions on union certification and allow unions to access employee lists and certain contact information if the union can demonstrate it has the support of 20 per cent of employees.— Makes it easier for home care and community services workers, people in the building services sector, and those who work through temp agencies to unionize.— The maximum fines under the Labour Relations Act will increase from $2,000 for individuals and $25,000 for organizations to $5,000 and $100,000.last_img read more

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Study on cancer prevention a message for governments Canadians researcher

first_imgVANCOUVER — Researchers who have estimated future rates of 30 different types of cancer hope their study serves as a road map for policy-makers to introduce prevention programs that would help Canadians reduce their risk through positive lifestyle choices.The study, which included epidemiologists and experts in environmental and occupational exposure to carcinogens such as asbestos, says as many as four in 10 cancer cases could be prevented by not smoking, being physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, having a nutritious diet and practising sun safety — the top five actions to decrease burden of the disease.The Canadian Cancer Society, which funded the study, said failure to act on the findings published Wednesday in the international journal Preventive Medicine would lead to almost 60 per cent more cases of preventable cancer cases by 2042.By then, the number of cancer cases due to excess weight would nearly triple, from 7,200 to 21,000, with people in that category at risk for at least 11 different types of the disease including breast, colorectal and esophageal cancers, the society said.Christine Friedenreich, a co-principal investigator among 10 main researchers, said the results of the Canadian Population Attributable Risk of Cancer study point to the need for initiatives by all levels of government.No single policy will solve the complex and growing incidence of excess weight and obesity, but targeted approaches such as on childhood obesity and anti-stigma programs could be part of an overall strategy, said Friedenreich, scientific director in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research at Alberta Health Services.“This is the first time in Canada that we have such a comprehensive study where we can actually quantify exactly how that burden could be decreased at a national level,” she said.The study analyzed national population data from 2015 to determine how many people are projected to be at risk of developing certain cancers by 2042 if no preventative action is taken.If current trends continue, the number of new cancer cases due to smoking would increase to 46,900 in 2042, from 32,700 in 2015. Physical inactivity would hike the number of cases to 16,500, up from 11,600.Measures to get people more physically active and healthy could include more spending on public transportation, Friedenreich said.The Canadian Cancer Society has also advocated for introducing labelling on the front of food packages, restricting marketing to kids and introducing a manufacturers’ levy on sugary drinks.The society praised Health Canada’s announcement last week that cigarette packs will have to be plain and dark brown by next November in order to drive down the use of tobacco to five per cent by 2035.The department’s statistics show the prevalence of cigarette smoking increased to 15 per cent, or 4.6 million smokers in 2017, up from 13 per cent, or 3.9 million smokers, in 2015.Part of the study said tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer, followed by excess weight.Smoking-cessation programs are available across the country, including through the society and the Canadian Lung Association. They vary across provinces, from counselling by phone to online information and support groups.The BC Lung Association runs a provincially funded program called QuitNow, which includes a live-chat connection with so-called quit coaches who can also be accessed on a toll-free line and a customized online questionnaire that provides information such as how much money someone could save by quitting.Chris Lam, the association’s CEO, said a toll-free text-to-quit number is also available. It uses artificial intelligence to reply to questions from people seeking support, perhaps before they’re about to pick up a cigarette.“Based on their profile and based on predictive language the text-to-quit program will text them back things like, ‘Perhaps you should go for a walk or talk to your family or friend,’ ” he said.Those with a strong urge to smoke can be further prompted to call another line so they can be talked through a tough time by focusing their attention elsewhere, Lam said.One of the most popular aspects of the online program includes a forum where people find support through community.“They see one story about someone who’s quit for a number of years and they immediately almost all want to chime in with their own quit stories and their struggles and their successes because they really do see that as a community where they can share, where they’re not stigmatized,” Lam said.However, he would like the success rate of the program to increase beyond 27.5 per cent.–Camille Bains, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Thandie Newtons Mothers Day Plea Help Mother Cows By Dumping Dairy Products

first_imgBAFTA winner Thandie Newton exposes cruelty to cows and calves on dairy farms in new PETA video.As a mother, I can’t imagine what it would be like to have my children taken away from me”, Thandie begins in the video, “but this is what happens to cows on dairy farms every single day.”That’s why Newton is joining PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat … or abuse in any other way” – in asking all mothers to show compassion for mother cows this Mother’s Day by ditching dairy products.In the video, Newton, a mother of three, goes on to reveal how newborn calves are taken away from their mothers so that the milk meant for the calves can be bought and consumed by humans instead, leaving the distraught mothers to cry out for their stolen calves for days. Male calves, who are considered a by-product of the dairy industry, may be shot in the head shortly after birth or sentenced to a short, miserable life before being killed and carved up as veal. Most female calves are destined for the same fate as their mothers: repeated artificial insemination until their bodies give out and they’re slaughtered for cheap meat.“Please, join me in standing up for all mothers by refusing to support the cruel dairy industry,” concludes Newton. “You can help [cows] simply by choosing plant-based alternatives, such as soya, almond, hazelnut, rice, coconut or, my favourite, oat milk.”Known for her BAFTA-winning performance in Crash and her roles in The Pursuit of Happyness, Mission: Impossible II and For Colored Girls, among others, Newton currently stars in the US television series The Slap.Newton, who was named PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrity 2014, is part of a growing list of celebrities – including Emily Deschanel, Pamela Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix and Alicia Silverstone – who have teamed up with PETA to promote vegan eating.For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk, or click here to download a free vegan starter kit.last_img read more

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Activists Celebrities And Governments Call To End Global Gender Pay Gap

first_imgAt a packed event in the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday, champions of equal pay took centre stage, putting forth a clarion call to end the global gender pay gap that stands at 23 per cent.Activists, celebrities and governments call to end global gender pay gapCredit/Copyright: UN Women/Ryan BrownThe event launched the high-profile Equal Pay Platform of Champions, a diverse group of advocates to amplify and galvanize mobilization — as part of a broader ILO-UN Women Global Equal Pay Coalition — calling for equal pay for work of equal value. The event at the UN was hosted by UN Women in partnership with ILO, and co-sponsored by the Missions of Iceland, South Africa and Switzerland, coinciding with the opening day of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women, the largest inter-governmental forum on women’s rights and gender equality, which is focusing this year on the theme of “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”.The Platform of Champions builds momentum to address the issue of pay inequality, which affects women and girls in every country in the world. It brings together Oscar Award-winning American actress Patricia Arquette, two-time Olympic gold medalist and soccer superstar Abby Wambach, along with leaders from trade unions, civil society, government and private sector, film makers and gender equality advocates.On global average, women only make 77 cents for every dollar men earn. As a result, there’s a lifetime of income inequality between men and women and more women are retiring into poverty. The global gender pay gap is 23 per cent, and in some countries this gap is even bigger: over their lifetimes, women in Sweden and France can expect to earn 31 per cent less than men; this figure is 49 per cent for women in Germany and 75 per cent for women in Turkey. One of the main reasons for the gender pay gap is that women tend to be concentrated in different jobs than men, such as teaching, health care, or child-care, and these sectors are the ones that tend to be underpaid.“In all fields, at all levels of society, and across all countries, wage inequalities between men and women is a blatant reality, which impacts the lives of many. How much longer are we going to allow it? By joining this Platform, I am determined to shed light on this entrenched form of discrimination and help efforts to put an end to the gender pay gap,” said Patricia Arquette, Oscar-winning actress and member of the Equal Pay Platform of Champions.“The gender pay gap reflects the unjustifiably diminished position of many women in society and helps to keep them there. It affects every country across the world and is now coming under full scrutiny,” said UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. “I am confident the Equal Pay Champions will help to make this flagrant inequality a thing of the past through their advocacy efforts,” she added.Through their advocacy work, the Equal Pay Champions will raise awareness on this critical issue, and will call on increased political support by proactively reaching out to decision and policy-makers.“In many ways the quest for women’s economic empowerment will be lost or won in the world of work. It will be reflected in whether and how women gain entry to the labour market, and the terms of their engagement in the world of work—whether in fields or factories, service centres, households or boardrooms,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.“The Icelandic Equal Pay Standard will enable us to achieve our goal of equal pay for work of equal value by 2022,” said Thorsteinn Víglundsson, Minister of Social Affairs and Equality, Iceland, one of the co-sponsors of the event. “Iceland knows that gender equality is the basis of our success and economic prosperity. We will implement legislation to require larger firms and institutions to have their equal pay system certified, based on the standard,” he reiterated.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Exeter-formed rock band UIC planning new musicTwo classic albums were recently re-released by Warner Music Canada, and the garage rockers have a renewed enthusiasm. – Scott Nixon, Lakeshore AdvanceCaracol: Constantly redefining her musicCarole Facal’s atypical journey once again captivates listeners with the release of her fourth, electro-pop-tinged album. It’s obvious even on the first listen: Symbolism sees Caracol elegantly and masterfully treading new artistic paths. – Claude Cote, SOCAN Words & MusicChildren’s entertainers Sharon and Bram owed thousands of dollars by BC promoterBram Morrison says the British Columbia leg of their final tour was ‘kind of a disaster’ – Eric Rankin, CBCEight million views: Edmonton woman signs lyrics to deaf father at Three Days Grace concert Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A video of a woman signing lyrics to her deaf father at the concert in Edmonton on Wednesday is touching hearts across the globe. In just four days, the video has been viewed more than 8.3 million times on Facebook. The post has been shared nearly 160,000 times, has more than 200,000 reactions and 12,000 comments. – Carson Jerema, Edmonton JournalIt Is Ours: Saskatoon song an example of ‘reconciliation in practice’“I think that reconciliation is a handshake in the dark — you reach our your hand, and you don’t really know how it will be received.” – Matt Olson, Saskatoon Star-PhoenixRiverdale star KJ Apa joins Saskatoon band The Steadies on stage in VancouverIf Josie has the Pussycats, should Archie have The Steadies? –  Craig Takeuchi, Georgia Straight Caracol FB photo Twitterlast_img read more

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Energy losses push TSX down modestly as loonie moves higher US markets

first_imgTORONTO – Losses in the energy sector led Canada’s main stock index modestly lower on Tuesday as U.S. markets drifted higher for the third day in a row.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 25.41 points to 15,216.47, in a largely broad-based decline.One notable bright spot on the commodity-heavy TSX was the base metals sector, which was up more than two per cent on the day.“Base metal stocks are definitely leading the market much stronger,” said Colum McKinley, vice-president and portfolio manager of Canadian equities at CIBC Asset Management Inc. “We saw a weaker U.S. dollar so that’s helping support copper prices and zinc prices.”South of the border, Wall Street indexes continued turning higher.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 39.18 points to 24,640.45. The S&P 500 index was up 6.94 points to 2,662.94 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 31.55 points to 7,013.51.Today’s market calm follows harrowing levels of market volatility over the last two weeks when the TSX fell more than five per cent and Wall Street indexes entered “correction” territory. Last week the Dow twice fell 1,000 points in a day, sometimes gaining or losing hundreds of points in only a few minutes.Given the heightened market sentiment, McKinley said investors will be intensely focused on the U.S. Labor Department Wednesday when it issues its monthly report on consumer prices.“A lot of this volatility in the market place has related to pricing in or changing the expectations in the market for inflation,” he said. “We would caution that you should never look at a single point and make a decision on it.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 79.37 cents US, up 0.02 of a U.S. cent.On the commodities front, the March crude contract was down 10 cents to US$59.19 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was up four cents to US$2.59 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was up US$4.00 to US$1,330.40 an ounce and the March copper contract was up eight cents to US$3.16 a pound.last_img read more

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Vale dam collapses in southeastern Brazil

SAO PAULO — Brazilian mining company Vale SA is confirming a dam collapse in southeastern Brazil.The company says In a statement that the dam collapsed Friday afternoon and that tailings have reached the Vila Ferteco community and also an administrative office in Minas Gerais state. There’s no information about injuries or deaths.Another dam administered by Vale and Australian mining company BHP Billiton collapsed in Mariana, Minas Gerais, in 2015, resulting in 19 deaths and dislocating hundreds from their homes. It’s considered the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history. Vale is Brazil’s largest mining company.The Associated Press

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UNICEF hails Jordans decision to open school doors to Iraqi refugee children

10 August 2007The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today hailed the decision by the Government of Jordan to open the country’s public schools to the tens of thousands of Iraqi children who have fled there. When Jordanian public schools start classes on 19 August, all children will, for the first time, be able to attend classes, regardless of whether they possess a residency permit or not, UNICEF said in a statement, noting that previously, formal education was available only to Iraqis holding residency permits.Welcoming the move, the agency pointed out that Iraqi youngsters have faced numerous obstacles since fleeing their homeland. “Many have lost a parent, a teacher, their friends and their place in communities. A large proportion of Iraqi children living in Jordan had not attended school for years,” it noted. For its part, UNICEF has been supporting education of Iraqi children in Iraq and through the region.In July, UNICEF and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNICEF) launched a $129 million joint appeal to support host Governments such as Jordan, Syria, Egypt and Lebanon in providing schooling for 155,000 Iraqi children for the 2007-2008 academic year, including 50,000 in Jordan.“These funds are needed urgently to allow children to begin the school year in a little over a week, and also to ensure that they can continue their education into 2008,” UNICEF said today. read more

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Rogers Media to launch Sportsnet Now streaming service on Friday for 2499

TORONTO — Rogers Media is taking a big swing at the future.The Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster and NHL rights holder announced Thursday that it’s launching a live streaming service called Sportsnet NOW, which will become available Friday.Canadians will no longer have to subscribe to a cable or satellite package to watch all the content now available on the six Sportsnet TV channels (although there will be some regional restrictions for streaming). A Sportsnet NOW subscription will cost $24.99 per month with no contract. Sportsnet NOW will be included at no extra charge with Sportsnet cable or satellite subscriptions.“Clearly, we want to be where the consumers are,” says Sportsnet president Scott Moore, who made the announcement Thursday morning in Toronto with Rogers Media president Rick Brace.“You can hide your head in the sand around where consumers want to be or you can be consumer friendly and say here are a bunch of ways you can subscribe to sports.”Rogers Communications Inc partnerships with Spotify, Vice aim to keep subscribers hungry for more mobile dataNetflix, Shomi or CraveTV? How to choose the streaming service that’s best for youThe move is similar to how HBO began offering its content on a streaming basis in the U.S., without a cable subscription. HBO NOW costs American subscribers US$14.99 per month.It’s no accident Rogers is launching Sportsnet NOW in April. The Blue Jays kick off their season against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday and the NHL playoffs begin April 13. Rogers is in the second year of a 12-year, $5.2 billion deal as the exclusive carrier of national NHL games. It heads into the playoffs, however, with no Canadian teams in the playoffs for the first time since 1970.Moore estimates one to three per cent of a typical Saturday night hockey audience is watching via a stream.“It’s significant enough on a big platform,” he says. Rogers is targeting “millennials and niche sports fans who want to be able to watch sports anywhere anytime” with the streaming service.Rogers Media is also touting its investment in higher-resolution 4K broadcasts.All 81 Blue Jays regular season home games will be broadcast on Sportsnet in 4K (but not Sportsnet NOW), a MLB first. Friday’s exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium will also be offered in 4K.Sportsnet already broadcasts NHL games in 4K. The video upgrade was a pricey one as all cameras covering games have to conform to the new technology.CBS decided not to offer 4K coverage of this year’s Super Bowl.“The amount of 4K sets that could receive the 4K signal isn’t at the level right now where we think it makes sense to cover the whole game in 4K,” said CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus in January.Moore disagrees and thinks other broadcasters will eventually follow Sportsnet’s lead.“To be North America’s leader in 4K is something we take a lot of pride in.”The Canadian Press read more

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UN officials hail contributions to antipolio drive but urge more action

Speaking at an event in New York marking the donation of 30 million doses of polio vaccine by the manufacturer Aventis Pasteur, the Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, pointed out that in 1988 1,000 children were paralyzed daily due to polio, but now fewer than 1,000 cases were recorded annually. “The number is fewer, but too many children, who are some of the most disadvantaged, living in the most difficult conditions, in the poorest areas on earth still become paralyzed due to lack of adequate immunization,” she said.The Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Carol Bellamy, said that while the coalition built around polio eradication had been astounding, the challenge of reaching every child remains. She lauded Aventis Pasteur for its generosity, saying such contributions would make it possible to save lives and eradicate polio.The Chief Executive Officer of Aventis Pasteur, David Williams, said his company was committed to the total eradication of polio, and would not stop until every child is immunized.The vaccines donated by the company are expected to be used in a joint WHO/UNICEF campaign to immunize 60 million children against polio in 16 West African countries. Three million doses of the vaccine are already on their way to war-torn Liberia. read more

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ECD public road from Vryheids Lust to Chateau Margot to be

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MoPI) wishes to advise the general public that a section of the East Coast Demerara (ECD) Public Road will be temporarily closed, on Saturday December 1, 2018 at approximately 8:00h, and will be reopened on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 22:00h.This closure, the ministry in a statement said, will be in the vicinity of Vryheid’s Lust Road to Chimney Road, to facilitate bridge/culvert works under the East Coast Demerara Public Road Widening and Improvement Project. As a result, traffic detours will be in effect in this proximity.It was advised that commuters residing in the vicinity of Vryheid’s Lust Road to the Montrose Bridge and Montrose Bridge to Chimney Road are permitted to use the road to access their properties.Motorists and pedestrians are kindly asked to exercise caution and observe all safety and directional signs, particularly in the vicinity of the works. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWoman reportedly gives birth in ECD traffic jamDecember 1, 2018In “Business”Some public schools to remain closed on June 2June 1, 2015In “Business”MPI announces temporary road closure at ECDNovember 9, 2018In “latest news” read more

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George Lee RTÉs Washington post not for me

first_imgGEORGE LEE HAS dismissed reports that he is in the running for the vacant RTÉ Washington correspondent position.Speaking to TheJournal.ie this evening, the former Fine Gael TD said, “There is absolutely no truth in the rumour”.He added that he had no interested in the job- once famously held by Charlie Bird – and had not put himself forward.“I don’t have any plans at the moment other than to carry on as I’m going. I’m very busy doing Prime Time and the radio. It is not for me.”Earlier today, The Herald reported that Lee, along with Robert Shortt and David Murphy, was a front-runner for the job, which needs to be filled following Richard Downes’s decision to return to Ireland.His successor is expected to be named in the coming weeks.Lee joined the Prime Time team in a shake-up of the station’s news programmes announced last October. He also presents The Business on RTÉ Radio One on Saturday mornings.Read: RTÉ proposes ‘modest increase in public funding’ over next five yearsRTÉ Radio chief: ‘We’ve looked under every stone to try and make savings>More: George Lee joins Prime Time as part of RTÉ News shake-uplast_img read more

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Poll Do film awards influence your choice of movie

first_img 21,345 Views Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures Monday 19 Feb 2018, 12:45 PM Poll: Do film awards influence your choice of movie? Give it to us straight. Be honest. Yes (3874) Frances McDormand in ‘Three Billboards’ Feb 19th 2018, 12:46 PM No interest/no opinion (430) By Daragh Brophy https://jrnl.ie/3859541 Frances McDormand in ‘Three Billboards’ Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures Poll Results: 74 Comments Share3 Tweet Email No (5205) WE’RE RIGHT IN the middle of the film industry’s (long) awards season at the moment – we had our own Iftas last week, the Baftas were doled out yesterday, and the 90th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday week.Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri captured five Baftas last night, while Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water came away with three prizes.But does the number of awards a film receives influence your choice, when you decide to head to the cinema – or are there other factors you’d consider instead?We want to know: Do film awards influence your choice of movie? YesNoNo interest/no opinionVote Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Une première greffe de rein par cœlioscopie robotassistée réalisée en France

first_imgUne première greffe de rein par cœlioscopie robot-assistée réalisée en FrancePour la première fois en France, le 24 octobre dernier, une greffe de rein a été réalisée par cœlioscopie robot-assistée au CHRU de Tours. Grâce à cette nouvelle approche, les suites opératoires ont été considérablement améliorées.Les greffes de reins sont aujourd’hui pratiquées toujours de la même façon : on pratique  “une incision d’une quinzaine de centimètres en bas du ventre, ce qui peut occasionner plusieurs complications, comme les sténoses de l’artère ou de l’urètre”, explique le Pr Franck Bruyère, du service d’urologie du Centre hospitalier régional universitaire (CHRU) de Tours. Pour limiter ce type de désagréments, si ce n’est les supprimer complètement, une nouvelle méthode a vu le jour : la coelioscopie robot-assistée. Déjà utilisée en Espagne et en Grande-Bretagne, cette méthode nécessite des incisions de quatre centimètres seulement. On y passe une caméra et les outils nécessaires à l’intervention tandis que le rein à greffer est introduit par une petite incision pratiquée sur le côté du bassin à l’aide d’un robot dirigé par le chirurgien. “Grâce à sa visualisation en trois dimensions et à ses outils minuscules, manipulables en sept axes, le robot permet d’agir plus précisément”, souligne le Pr Bruyère qui est l’auteur de cette première nationale. Ainsi, la patiente française de 49 ans qui a été opérée “était debout dès le lendemain et se porte parfaitement bien”, a indiqué le chirurgien cité par l’AFP. Elle était initialement dialysée trois fois par semaine, ce qui ne sera donc plus nécessaire. En revanche, comme après n’importe quelle autre greffe, elle devra prendre scrupuleusement ses médicaments antirejet, a précisé le Pr Matthias Büchler, chef du service de transplantation rénale du CHRU de Tours. Un robot utilisé depuis 2007 À lire aussiCes instruments médicaux de l’ancienne époque vont vous effrayerLe robot utilisé pour l’intervention est le Da Vinci, fabriqué par le groupe américain Intuitive Surgical. C’est ce système qui coûte la bagatelle d’environ 1,8 million d’euros qui équipe une soixantaine d’établissements français. Simplement, il était jusqu’ici uniquement utilisé en chirurgie ORL, pédiatrique, viscérale et en gynécologie. A Tours, le Da Vinci a été installé en 2007 et il servait déjà à réaliser des prélèvements de rein, des ablations de la prostate et de tumeurs.Malgré la totale réussite de cette opération, le robot restera “réservé aux cas les plus compliqués, soit une vingtaine de greffes par an dans un premier temps” sur les 120 réalisées au CHRU, a souligné le Pr Bruyère. En juillet dernier, un robot Da Vinci a déjà permis à Lyon de procéder à une ablation du rein qui a été retiré par voie vaginale sans avoir à hospitalisé la patiente. Le 15 novembre 2013 à 19:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Billy Gunn addresses his release from WWE in November

first_img Triple H Twitter Google+ Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Now Playing Up Next Trish Stratus on SummerSlam match being her last, Miz on his dad’s WrestleMania moment WhatsApp Videos Articles Is WWE Losing Its Audience? WWE 2K20’s 2K Showcase Mode will showcase the careers of The Four Horsewomen center_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Chris Featherstone of Sports Illustrated is featuring an interview with former WWE star and Performance Center trainer Billy Gunn addresses his release from WWE in November 2015.Gunn was reportedly released by WWE for using performance enhancing drugs.“The first thing I want to make clear is the powerlifting meet that I went to. I wasn’t on it to win that powerlifting contest because it was me against me anyway. I popped on their test, because I was over their test limit. Let’s face it: I’m 52 years old. I have my [prescription] from the doctor, but it was the way it all came out is what they had to do. I don’t blame them at all, and I’m going to take every single bit of it because it wasn’t fair to NXT for what Hunter had done for the company. What he’s done with that brand is amazing. [WWE] had to do what they had to do. They did it, and I’m perfectly fine with it, and hopefully one day they’ll hire me back because I feel I was a pretty good coach. It’s just the way it all came out. It wasn’t anything that WWE did; they [had] to do what they did, and I feel like I let the NXT kids down. I never, ever wanted to do that. Ever. So I’ll take that.”You can check out the full interview with Gunn at the link below.SI: Billy Gunn talks about DX’s invasion of WCW, his release from the WWERecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:35 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 WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTlast_img

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Rodale Hires President

first_imgRodale has hired former Dow Jones executive, Scott Schulman, as its president—a role left vacant since Steven Pleshette Murphy stepped down as president and CEO in 2009.Maria Rodale, who assumed Murphy’s CEO duties at the time of his departure, had stated her intention to hire both a president and COO in July.Schulman [pictured] had been at Dow Jones for 13 years, most recently as president of corporate markets, before leaving in 2012 amidst a slew of executive changes at the company. Schulman was publisher of The Wall Street Journal Online early in his tenure with Dow Jones, returning the group to profitability by introducing new revenue streams and expanding its subscription model. Todd Larsen, now EVP and group president of Time Inc.’s news and sports group, was also part of last year’s executive shakeup at Dow Jones.Maria Rodale is expected to retain an “active” role as CEO, though it will focus on “broader strategic initiatives” within the company, while Schulman will be responsible for strategy and revenue growth. The COO search has been postponed for the time being.”When I took over as CEO four years ago, I had all aspects of the business reporting directly to me,” Rodale says. “The main purpose of [Schulman’s] role is to have all the brands reporting up to him. He’s really going to be running the brands on a day-to-day basis.””We’re at a place where the company is healthy,” she adds. “I’m not as concerned with the day-to-day operating of the brands. I’m more concerned about how we prepare for the future.”Rodale named several potential revenue-drivers the company could pursue moving forward—new content verticals, e-commerce and events were among them—but says they’re just investigating them at this point. A paid content model like the one Schulman helped pioneer at The Wall Street Journal is also in play, she says. Schulman joins Rodale as the company posted a 12-percent year-over-year increase in ad pages across brands in the first half of 2013.Among its larger titles, Men’s Health (up 24.8 percent), Women’s Health (up 26.9 percent) and Runner’s World (up 14.3 percent) each saw significant growth, per PIB. Its smaller magazines, including Runner’s World (up 0.5 percent) and Bicycling (down 1.9 percent) were relatively flat however. Overall, the company says its projecting record ad revenues for 2013.”Rodale has an inspiring mission, compelling content, an impressive customer base, and multiple distribution platforms,” Schulman says in a statement. “I’m thrilled to partner with Maria and the entire Rodale family, as well as its immensely talented brand leaders, to build upon the company’s legacy and its unprecedented success of the past year.” Schulman will officially begin on Oct. 28.last_img read more

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The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Netflix Series Teaser Is Here

first_img What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is hitting Netflix this summer, and the animated fantasy series’ teaser gives fans a sneak peek of Gelfling heroes who have to save Thra from evil rulers.The 10-episode series, which is based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s 1982 feature movie, tells a tale that’s set many years before the events of this film with classic puppetry and visual effects. When a new enemy wants to take over their planet, Gelflings Rian, Brea, and Deet must work together to stop the corrupt Skeksis. The series, which stars Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel, will debut on Netflix on Aug. 30.In the teaser, Thra is on the brink of collapsing after The Crystal of Truth, a power source, is heavily damaged by sinister Skeksis creatures. Rian, Brea, and Deet realize that their happy times are about to come to an end, as they start a rebellion against the gruesome newcomers. Will they take back their world and stop The Darkening? You’ll have to stream The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to find out what’s in store for the Gelflings and their friends. More on Geek.com:Netflix Reveals First Look, Voice Cast of ‘The Dark Crystal’ Series Netflix ‘Dark’ Series Season 2 Trailer Reveals a Mind-Bending MysteryNetflix ‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 Trailer: Miley Cyrus Shows Tech’s Dark Side Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Online Clothing Rental Market to Reach Valuation of 1856 Million

first_imgOnline Clothing Rental Market by End User and Clothes Style: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023, the global online clothing rental market was valued at $1,013 million in 2017, and is estimated to reach $ 1,856 million by 2023, registering a CAGR of 10.6% from 2017 to 2023. In 2017, number of women online clothing rental and ethnic wear segments dominated the global market share. While, men end user segment and western clothing style segments are anticipated to grow at a robust rate in terms of market share.With new advancements in technology, rise in globalization, upsurge in startups within the online clothing rental business to cater to the thrifty millennials bandwagon showcase the lucrative market opportunities in years to come.Request a sample of this premium report: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2069North America is the market leaders and accounted for 40% share of the global market in 2017, followed by Europe in geographical segment. In addition, Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR as projected to be 11.4% during the forecast period.The market is increasing in developing economies of Asia-Pacific mainly because of the need of an economical alternative to direct purchasing each time, gradual increase in social acceptance of rental clothes, and overall increase in sales in online clothing industry. Fashion-conscious individuals that lacks the financial resources to purchase the clothing of their choice are expected to make most use of online clothing rental services. Rental services are proved to be a cost-effective option for these end users especially women, who are also thriving on the growth showed in the global online clothing rental market.The primary driver of the global online clothing rental market is the increase in ease of use of online retail. Moreover, rapid advancement observed in internet penetration, growing popularity of online shopping portals over the last decade as boost the market. The advancement in mobile internet technology has further driven the demand for online rental by making the process even more convenient. Furthermore, increased e-commerce market within Asia-Pacific also aid the high market growth rate. E-commerce channels are expected to gain popularity in online rental market in the near future with some restraints such as unregulated market, specific rental policies, less social acceptance and knowledge of the platforms among population.The global online clothing rental market is segmented based on end-users, clothing styles, and geography. Based on end-users, it is classified into women, men, and kids. For clothing styles, it is categorized into ethnic, western, and others. Geographically, it is analyzed into, North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (UK, Germany, France, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (India, China, Japan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, and Africa).Top Market Players: Bag Borrow Steal (U.S.), Dress & Go (Brazil), Glam Corner Pty Ltd (Australia), Gwynnie Bee (U.S.), Le Tote (U.S.), Lending Luxury (U.S.), Rent the Runway (U.S.), Secoo Holdings Limited (China) , Secret Wardrobe (India), and Share Wardrobe (India).Have any Query? Ask our Research Experts: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2069North America is expected to contribute significantly towards online clothing rental market, due to the increase in fashion consciousness and huge adoption of No Ownership trend towards clothes. It dis anticipated to dominate the market throughout the analysis period. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate, owing to the presence of emerging countries, such as China.Key Findings of the Online Clothing Rental MarketNorth America leads the online clothing rental market, followed by the Asia-Pacific region.Asia-Pacific which is still in its latent phase of adopting the rental clothing trend, is expected to grow at highest CAGR of 11.4% mainly led by India and China.Women end user segment accounts for the highest market share accounting for nearly 58%, however, the men end user segment is projected to witness highest demand during the forecast periodOverall, the Ethnic wear segment possess higher market share and is expected to witness a considerable growth, owing to their frequent use in festivals, higher cost of rental, and greater maintenance costs.About Us:Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1⟨855⟩550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Michigan beachgoers left flabbergasted after surprise visitor wanders up to the shore

first_img SAUGATUCK, MI — Imagine working out for months to be beach-body ready for the summer, only to be upstaged by a deer.This is exactly what happened at Saugatuck Dunes State Park in Michigan, where a fearless buck wandered out of the sand dunes to dip its hooves in the water alongside fellow sunbathers.The deer, caught on video by an amused beachgoer, looks completely unbothered by the crowd. In fact, at one point, it cozies up next to a young girl sitting in a beach chair and licks her knee.Perhaps it was trying to tell her to move over and make room?It’s unclear how long the deer stayed or whether it safely returned to wherever it came from. Let’s hope it had a chance to cool off at the beach and that someone lent it some floaties. Friday, July 12, 2019 Share By: ABC NEWScenter_img Michigan beachgoers left flabbergasted after surprise visitor wanders up to the shore << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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NPR chief says network positioned for growth after struggles

first_imgAs a radio DJ early in his career, Mohn created a contest this year among local stations to increase their promotions for “Morning Edition” to 100 announcements a week. About 9 out of 10 stations ended up joining the competition to create the most creative promotions.Mohn said public radio can learn a thing or two from the personality and buzz that commercial stations generated in the past. He said he’s reminding radio producers of the importance of connecting with their audiences.“It’s basics,” he said. “It’s blocking and tackling that a lot of people may have forgotten just because year after year after year, things have drifted.”Even more important, he said, is ensuring that NPR is producing the most compelling stories possible. The network is looking to build on its strengths in international reporting, science news and other areas to differentiate NPR from other media choices, he said.In the years ahead, some shows such as reruns of “Car Talk” will likely end, and NPR may develop new shows to offer stations.On the business side, Mohn said many public media fundraisers “aren’t as bold as they can be.” Many wealthy individuals and institutions simply have not been asked for significant gifts to support NPR’s public-service mission. For the first time in six years, NPR is set to break even financially in 2015 with its $190 million budget, Mohn told a group of Associated Press journalists this week. Its audience of 28 million to 30 million listeners remains strong but mostly flat, though the amount of time spent listening has declined. That’s something he wants to fix.Behind the scenes, the Washington-based network has struggled with annual deficits of $4 million to $6 million, leading to cuts in staffing and other costs. The network also drew on reserve funds to cover shortfalls. Mohn is NPR’s fifth acting or permanent CEO in six years. He has signed on for five years.With the nonprofit network on firmer financial footing, Mohn said NPR is looking to grow its audience and raise its ambitions in fundraising to draw larger donations from foundations and wealthy individuals and more corporate sponsorships.“We’ve got the organization on great financial footing now,” Mohn said. “It gives us flexibility to kind of spread our wings a little bit and try some innovative and creative ideas.”The network also has taken steps to create new potential businesses to engage audiences with live events — including ticketed shows produced with local stations to showcase popular NPR personalities. And NPR held its first “up front” event with advertising agencies to capitalize on the resurgence of podcasting, which now generates 65 million to 80 million downloads monthly. Top Stories WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of leadership changes and funding deficits, NPR’s new president and CEO says the public radio network has turned a corner and is positioning itself to grow its already sizable audience, along with its journalistic content and funding from donors.Jarl Mohn, a longtime radio and television executive who created E! Entertainment Television, helped launch MTV and VH1 and formed his own venture capital firm, has led NPR for nearly a year. While Mohn may seem like an outside choice for public radio, his commercial media roots, investments in new media and his 12 years on the board of Southern California Public Radio may prove critical in charting NPR’s future. “We want to change that,” he said. “So I’m wildly optimistic that we can do that.”____Follow Brett Zongker at https://twitter.com/DCArtBeat .Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   Four benefits of having a wireless security system Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Parents, stop beating yourself up How men can have a healthy 2019 To Mohn, the popularity of podcasts in recent years — from the breakout “Serial” series produced by Chicago’s WBEZ to NPR’s “Invisibilia” series — proves there’s fresh interest in public radio content. Advertisers have noticed as well. Revenue from podcast sponsorships is up 200 percent since 2013.For decades, media companies thought the key to reaching younger audiences was shorter, faster, flashy stories — but podcasts have proven the opposite can work, Mohn said. The average podcast listener is 37, while the average radio listener is 54.“We don’t have to change the essence of who we are to get a younger audience. We just need to tell great stories,” Mohn said. “You can do really thoughtful, long, slow, not-glitzy stories and keep the young audience riveted with great storytelling.”While it’s helpful to have a “new shiny toy” with podcasts building excitement, Mohn said NPR is primarily focusing on its two flagship newsmagazines, “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” Each draws about 12 million listeners a week, and they air much of NPR’s content. Still, he sees potential for growth. 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