Blaise Matuidi declared himself “really happy” at Juventus and confirmed talks over a new deal are ongoing with the Italian champions.The France international, used 42 times in all competitions by Juve last season, has entered the final 12 months of his existing contract.Matuidi has been a key player for the Turin giants since joining from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 and they are keen to tie him down to new terms. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Agent Mino Raiola has been left in charge of talks with Juventus, despite being handed a three-month ban by FIFA, and Matuidi has suggested he is willing to stay on beyond next season. “I am really happy at Juve. We never know what can happen in football but in the meantime, I am happy – my family, too,” he said at a news conference on Thursday ahead of France’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Turkey. “Regarding my contract, I let my agent deal with it. So far, he has always done well. I do not know why it would suddenly change. I am not worried.”I talk to [Raiola] and everything is going well. Regarding the rest he will talk when the time is right. He’s the one who can talk about [his suspension]. It doesn’t prevent us from talking together. We’ll find the best solution.”Matuidi is coming off the back of a largely underwhelming campaign for Juventus, with the Serie A giants retaining their league crown but falling well short in the Coppa Italia and Champions League.But the 32-year-old, who started four times for France in last year’s World Cup-winning campaign in Russia, is keen to take the positives out of 2018-19.”It was a season that was quite positive even if we wanted to go further in the Champions League,” he said. “It went quite well for me.”I played almost every game. I didn’t have any big injuries so I’m quite happy with my season. Obviously there were some ups and down but overall it was a good season.”France are currently top of their European qualifying group with two wins from their opening matches. After Saturday’s game with Turkey they travel to European minnows Andorra on Tuesday.
Moscow: Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin was detained moments after his release from jail on Sunday after completing a 10-day sentence for his role in Moscow’s recent wave of protests. “I have been detained once again outside the jail,” Yashin said on his Twitter account. He posted a video of a policeman saying he was being detained for urging people to take part in unsanctioned protests. The video shows Yashin being escorted into a police van. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USYashin was one of several opposition figures excluded from Moscow’s upcoming local elections, triggering a month of protests in the Russian capital. Sunday’s scenario was the same as that following a 10-day sentence meted out after Yashin was arrested ahead of a July 27 unsanctioned protest in Moscow that led to more than 1,400 arrests. After completing the term, he was detained upon his release on August 8 and given an additional 10 days in jail. The Russian opposition has staged several large protests in Moscow this month demanding free elections. The rallies were the biggest since mass protests broke out in 2011 against President Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin after a term as prime minister.
New Delhi: After former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, his party colleague and senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said on Friday that “demonising Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wrong” and that acts should be judged “issue-wise, and not person-wise”. “Always said demonising Modi wrong. Not only is he PM of nation, a one way opposition actually helps him. Acts are always good, bad and indifferent — they must be judged issue wise and not person wise. Certainly, Ujjawala scheme is only one amongst other good deeds. #Jairamramesh,” Singhvi said in a tweet. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Singhvi’s remarks came a day after Ramesh said at a book launch that it was “time we recognise Prime Minister Modi’s work and what he did between 2014 and 2019 due to which he was voted back to power by over 30 per cent of the electorate.” Ramesh said that Modi spoke a language that connected him with the people. “Unless we recognise that he is doing things which people recognise and which have not been done in the past, we are not going to be able to confront this guy. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “Also, if you are going to demonise him all the time, you are not going to be able to confront him,” he said, adding that he was not asking anyone to applaud the Prime Minister but just wanted the political class to “recognise the traits he has brought to governance,” said Ramesh. The Congress in recent times has witnessed difference of opinion within the party with many leaders supporting the Modi government’s move to abrogate Article 370, which granted special status to J&K, and bifurcate of the state into two Union Territories — — Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh sans one.
GOULDS, N.L. – Newfoundland’s wildly popular Chase the Ace saga will soon fold.The province has approved an exit date of Aug. 30 if the winning card is not drawn next Wednesday at a church on the outskirts of St. John’s, N.L.Lineups for last Wednesday’s draw began overnight at the St. Kevin’s Parish hall in Goulds for a jackpot that reached $1.7 million.Firefighter Jason Wood drew the ace of diamonds for a consolation prize of just over $210,000 — leaving nine cards left.The province says if the ace of spades isn’t drawn next week, details will be announced for a final draw Aug. 30.Organizers have said they didn’t want the draw to interfere with school, which starts in early September in the building next door to the parish hall.Goulds has been inundated with crowds for Chase the Ace, buying numbered tickets for about $5 each.The winner gets a percentage of total ticket sales and a bigger jackpot if they pull the ace of spades from a deck of cards that gets smaller with each draw.
OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he will deliver a fall economic update Tuesday to document the recent strong growth in the Canadian economy, but did not say whether it will include a plan to eliminate the federal deficit.Morneau says the update will “affirm” plans to reverse course and cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent by 2019.He says the update will also end tax advantages for “the wealthy few” — a plan that has landed the finance minister in a world of controversy.He made the announcement in the House of Commons despite being under siege in recent weeks from opposition critics over the proposed changes, as well as allegations of conflict of interest involving his considerable financial assets.Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have subsequently tweaked the tax measures this week amid outrage from small business owners, doctors, farmers, fishers and even some Liberal backbench MPs.The fiscal update comes as the Canadian economy is on a roll.The Finance Department notes that real GDP growth reached a 4.5-per-cent pace in the second quarter, with a budget deficit for 2016-17 that was $11.6 billion lower than projected in the 2016 budget.The government says real GDP has grown at an average rate of 3.7 per cent—the strongest four-quarter period of expansion since 2006 — and 400,000 new jobs have been created in the last two years.In recent months, Morneau has tied Canada’s strong economic performance to his government’s strategy to run deficits, which helped it finance measures such as lower income-tax rates for middle earners and enhanced child benefits.He also says Ottawa is sticking to a plan to invest more than $180 billion in infrastructure over the next 11 years, adding to annual, multibillion-dollar shortfalls across Ottawa’s five-year budgetary outlook — and perhaps beyond.Opposition Conservatives have long been critical about the government’s plan to add to the federal debt to fund new measures, while some economists have urged Ottawa to limit fiscal uncertainty by mapping out a plan to return to balance.
Rabat – King Abdullah II of Jordan will visit Morocco next week at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. Queen Rania will accompany the Jordanian king on the official visit, which will further strengthen economic and political relations between the two countries, according to a government source cited by Le360.Talks will be held on economic cooperation and the political situation in the Arab world, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The two kings lead important organizations in East Jerusalem; the Moroccan king chairs a committee in charge of preserving the cultural heritage of the holy city, while Jordan maintains the Al-Aqsa mosque. The kings’ countries also participated in a special meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council earlier this month, during which the council and Jordan affirmed Morocco’s 2007 autonomy plan for the Western Sahara.The king of Jordan and his wife last visited Morocco in March 10th, 2015.
Rabat – No major external support favors continuity of a military-led government in Algeria after the sitting president’s surprise decision to give up on his re-election bid.General Gaid Salah, the chief of staff the Algerian armed forces, who expected to replace President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as the country’s next strongman, has allegedly been told that no major power plans to support his presidential ambitions.As Algerians still experience the aftertaste of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to withdraw from the presidential race, the Algerian military leadership is believed to be seeking what most militaries tend to demand in the aftermath of major political development. They want to sustain or increase their visibility and political clout. General Salah, the embodiment of the country’s upper and revered military echelons, is believed to have exerted considerable political power for much of the two decades during which President Bouteflika, himself a fruit of the Algerian independence war, ruled the country.Now that Bouteflika is on his way out of the country’s political arena, Salah expected to seize the moment, according to a number of sources.The general reportedly eyed Bouteflika’s prospective departure as a golden opportunity to assert himself as the man of the hour of post-Bouteflika Algeria.One obstacle however is the suspicion that Western powers, including France and the US, are not especially welcoming of “another military government” in Algeria.According to news outlet Maghreb Intelligence, Paris, Washington, and Brussels have voiced their uneasiness with having General Salah as “the alternative to Bouteflika.”The West’s change of heartCiting “reliable sources,” the newspaper noted that one major reason for the negative reaction to the general’s “behind-the-curtain maneuverings” to be the country’s strong man is the increasing perception that supporting “military dictatorship” might not be the ideal move for Western security interests in the MENA region.Maghreb Intelligence did not provide details or hard evidence to back up its report. But while the newspaper’s claims should not be taken at face value, they are not without precedent.In the heat of the anti-Bouteflika protests last week, General Salah threatened protesters with a heavy-handed reaction from the army. He suggested that “chaos” would ensue should the protests continue.In a plea against “another military dictatorship” on March 4, French political commentator Jean Marie Apathie ranted about the “devastating dangers” of military-led governments in the MENA region.Whatever happens in post-Bouteflika Algeria, Apathie argued, France should make sure that “we do not support another military dictatorship.”He went on to suggest that the original sin of Western political engagement with the MENA region has been “the fundamentally misguided belief that military power is safer” for Western interests because they “keep Islamists at bay.”The reality, Apathie explained, citing Egypt’s experience with President al-Sissi, is that repressive military dictatorships nourish and sustain Islamist groups.Quest for ruptureWhile the argument of the West’s security interests is grounded, there is also the perception that another obstacle on General Salah’s political path is that Algerians want a fundamental rupture from the Bouteflika years.“Small victory” was what many Algerian activists called Bouteflika’s decision not to run for another term. As far as they are concerned, upending the status quo is the way forward for Algeria.That demand was echoed in the statement that announced Bouteflika’s decision to not seek re-election.“I understand the motivations of the many people who chose this method of expression,” the announcement said. It promised a “new system and new republic [that] will be in the hands of a new generation of Algerians.”
Accompanied by his wife, Yoo Soon-taek, Mr. Ban’s first stop will be Accra, Ghana, where he is scheduled to address the opening of the 12th UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on 20 April. He also plans to meet with Ghanaian President John Kufuor and Foreign Minister Akwasi Osei-Adjei.From Accra, he will travel to the Liberian capital, Monrovia, where he will meet with the country’s leadership, as well as with members of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the UN Country Team. Following that, Mr. Ban plans to travel to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, where a bilateral meeting is planned with President Blaise Compaoré, the Facilitator of the Inter-Ivorian Dialogue and current Chairman of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).The Secretary-General’s final stop is Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, where meetings are planned with President Laurent Gbagbo, Prime Minister Guillaume Soro and with opposition leaders and civil society. He will also meet with the leadership of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI).Meanwhile, Mr. Ban wrapped up a three-day official visit to Russia today, meeting with UN staff working in Moscow.Speaking to reporters yesterday, Mr. Ban said he was strongly encouraged in his meetings in Russia, including with President Vladimir Putin, President-elect Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as well as by the country’s commitment to the central role of the UN and to multilateralism.The Secretary-General and Mr. Lavrov held a tête-à-tête meeting during which they discussed Kosovo. They followed that with a larger meeting, in which their delegations discussed Kosovo; the Middle East, including the meeting to be held in Moscow this summer on that subject; Darfur, and the need for helicopters for the UN-African Union hybrid peacekeeping operation (UNAMID) there; and Afghanistan.The delegations also discussed Cyprus, during which the UN’s political chief, B. Lynn Pascoe, briefed the meeting’s participants on his recent visit to the Mediterranean island and the region. 11 April 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark later this month on a four-nation tour of West Africa that will take him to Ghana, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire, a spokesperson for the United Nations announced today.
The 21-year conflict between the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) devastated a significant part of the vast African nation and took a heavy toll on its people. More than two million people died, four million were uprooted and some 600,000 people sought shelter beyond Sudan’s borders as refugees before the war was brought to an end with the signing of the CPA four years ago.In a statement issued today, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) commended the parties to the CPA for their achievements to date including the maintenance of the ceasefire. “Accomplishments and challenges over the past year such as the conduct of the Census and ongoing concerted efforts to restore normalcy in Abyei have reminded all of us of how vital partnership and mutual trust are to sustained and full implementation of the CPA and of how vital the CPA is to the peace process and to the people of Sudan,” the Mission stated.“Now, as implementation of the CPA enters another year, the milestones ahead ranging from elections and border demarcation to the launch of the DDR [disarmament, demobilization and reintegration] process will require the redoubled commitment of both the parties and the international community,” it added. The Mission said it stands ready to continue assisting the parties and the people of Sudan in fulfilling these commitments and achieving full and effective implementation of all aspects of the CPA. 9 January 2009While commending the parties to the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the long-running north-south civil war in Sudan for the progress achieved so far, the United Nations today marked the fourth anniversary of the signing of the pact by urging them to redouble their efforts on key goals such as elections and border demarcation.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff’s last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, his lawyer said.Andrew Madoff and his brother, Mark, both worked on a trading desk at Bernie Madoff’s firm, a side of the business that wasn’t directly involved in their father’s $65 billion pyramid scheme.Bernard Madoff was arrested in December 2008. Almost exactly two years later, Mark Madoff hanged himself by a dog leash on a metal ceiling beam in his Manhattan loft apartment, as his 2-year-old son slept in another room.“One way to think of this is the scandal and everything that happened killed my brother very quickly,” Andrew Madoff told People magazine last year. “And it’s killing me slowly.”Andrew Madoff, 48, died at a New York City hospital from mantle cell lymphoma, his attorney Martin Flumenbaum said Wednesday.He was first diagnosed with the rare form of cancer in 2003 but went into remission. He blamed the relapse on the stress of living with his father’s scam. The disease returned in October 2012, and he told People magazine that he felt “blindsided.”Andrew Madoff had served as the chairman of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s board of directors until his father’s scheme was revealed.Funeral arrangements will be private. by The Associated Press Posted Sep 3, 2014 10:06 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Lawyer: Bernard Madoff’s last surviving son, Andrew, dies of cancer in New York City
The nervousness being felt by Hannah Flewelling was unmistakeable.As she loaded her clothes and school supplies into the back of her family’s minivan at their home in Burlington, the 17-year-old admitted she was feeling uneasy about heading off to university.“I don’t know my roommate or anything, so it’s a bit scary,” she said early Sunday morning.But as the Flewelling family arrived at Brock University to drop Hannah off for her first year at the school, the nerves started to dissipate.“It’s pretty exciting. Now that everyone is here, it’s starting to feel more real,” she said as members of the Brock baseball team helped move her into her Lowenberger residence room.Flewelling, who will start her history co-op program on Wednesday, was one of the nearly 2,400 first-year students who moved into one of Brock’s seven residences Sunday during the annual Move-In Day blitz.Many teary-eyed parents looked on as some 700 student volunteers helped carry fridges, televisions, suitcases and boxes into rooms across campus.For Rob and Renee Flewelling, who both graduated from Brock, Sunday was a day of nostalgia and nervous energy.“I remember my first year here and it was full of excitement and new things,” said Rob.“She was a little nervous on the way in, but once she got here, she was feeling better. And now we go home without her,” said Renee.Suzette Lyn knows exactly how the Flewellings feel.Lyn flew in from Nassau, Bahamas with her son Corri, who came to Brock to study biological sciences.“I’m glad for him because I know he needs to take this next step to go on, but I’m a little bit sad because this is my second son leaving the nest,” Lyn said.Corri said he was thrilled with his new home.“It’s beautiful. It looks like one of those colleges you see in the movies,” he said. “I feel like I’m ready to take the challenges that come my way.”One of the many staff members who joined students in lending a helping hand Sunday was President Gervan Fearon, who said he was impressed by how well organized Move-In Day was.“It’s a wonderful experience to see all of the volunteers come together to make this an outstanding experience for our new students and their parents,” Fearon said. “The entire team comes together to welcome students to their new community.”Move-In Day officially kicked off the Brock University Students’ Union Orientation Week schedule, which continued Sunday night with a party in front of the Sir Isaac Brock statue and a full slate of activities Monday.
Transportation to Australia was undoubtedly a grim experience for 18th and 19th century convicts, many of whom had only committed petty crimes in Britain.But a new study has shown there was one unexpected benefit from the dubious practice: happier marriages that have lasted to this day.According to researchers of the University of New South Wales, so many men were sent to Australia that it dramatically altered the sex ratio between men and women.As a consequence, women were prized and so could choose better husbands who were more capable providers and were less likely to stray. It meant both sexes enjoyed marriages that were stronger, stable and happier and fostered a highly-respectful attitude towards women that has lasted more than 150 years, the authors conclude.Dr Pauline Grosjean, Associate Professor, of the School of Economics from the University of New South Wales, said: “This inadvertent sociological experiment changed mating market conditions.“We find that both men and women are happier, and the happiness gap within married couples is smaller in areas where convict-era sex ratios were heavily male-biased.“One interpretation of this result is that because women have higher bargaining power they are more picky and search for a better match, and as an indirect effect, those men who do marry also benefit from this better match quality. A second possibility is that married men’s happiness is contingent on the happiness of their wives.“The present study establishes for the first time that these effects persist and still influence women’s relationship and life satisfaction over 150 years later.” Thee Charlotte, part of the First Fleet, which left from Portsmouth in May 1787 Credit:Frank Allen’s The Ships of the First Fleet, 1987. Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW. Between 1787 and 1868 around 157,000 convicts were transported by the British government to penal colonies in Australia, with men outnumbering women by approximately 16 to one.Most prisoners served sentences of around seven years before being released. But their numbers altered the local population so greatly in penal colony areas, that by 1820 there was three men for every woman.The male bias was further exacerbated by immigrants, who were mostly men following the Gold Rush of the 1850s. The research was published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
GOING TO SCHOOL was quite a bit scary wasn’t it?Sure, you got to see your friends and there was plenty of fun to be had at break time but your school days were fraught with frightening moments.We’ve had a (terrifying) look back and found the scariest things that could happen to you at school.1. The cigire / inspector comingIt was a common experience to have the threat of the cigire (the school inspector) visiting used as a way to keep yourself and fellow classmates in line.Basically they were going to arrive and probably whip you all into shape.And then on the scary day when they did arrive it was all very nervewracking even if they just said hello to your class and then disappeared for a meeting with the principal.This was the only inspector we wanted to see at school:Mere Pescao / Tumblr2. Calling your teacher mammyWas there anything more cringe-y to say to your teacher?Even if you never did it, somebody did and then the fear of the same fate befalling you would leave your nerves in shreds.Shreds.3. Forgetting to do your homework.It’s that horrible moment when after you’ve strolled into your classroom all nonchalant that you have forgotten one thing.Your homework.You turn into this:What Should Writers Call Me / TumblrAnd frantically have to think of an excuse to give that will get you off the hook.So scary.4. A surprise testThe cousin to not having your homework done except this is all the on teacher.When they happily declare it’s time for a surprise test you can feel your fear rising and you have to answer questions on a topic you likely know nothing about.Awful.5. Speaking in front of the classThe tension would wash over you when you were told to speak in front of the class or read in front of everyone.You’d try and hold it together but inside you were like this:Guy Code Blog / MTV6. The caretakerI Lurv The Telly / TumblrMaybe we were just too young to know better but there was something faintly unsettling about your school caretaker.You didn’t really interact with him unless he was shouting at you to not ruin the flower bed or you saw him disappear in to his (what seemed to be very creepy) shed to get tools.Awfully unsettling.7. At least one teacherThere was always one teacher knocking about your school who struck terror into the hearts of all who crossed their path.Basically, every school had it’s own Professor Snape:Sanzano’s Gifs storage / Tumblr8. The school principalIt didn’t matter whether you were just delivering something to their office at the teacher’s request or you were actually in trouble, every interaction with your principal was fraught with sheer terror.And if you read the books or followed the TV series of The Demon Headmaster as a kid, chances were it was even more fright inducing.Diary of a Misfit / Tumblr9. The haunted part of your schoolEvery school had a haunted bit.It could have been a whole chunk of classrooms or just a lonely cloakroom that nobody used because they heard the ghost of a former student lurks there.But either way you avoided hanging around there too long in case you were attacked a ghost of some sort.Image via Shutterstock10. Getting any kind of vaccinationImage via ShutterstockIt didn’t matter what kind of vaccination moment you were going to have in school it was sure to set everyone off into a spiral of fear.There was always one over-the-top-person who had it done first who swears blind that it’s really painful, leaving you all quaking in anticipation before you went in.11. Having to ask to go the bathroomThere was something faintly embarrassing about asking to go the bathroom in front of your teacher and the whole class so sometimes you’d try and tough it out until break time.But then you’d be worried you might wee on yourself and so the scary thought of asking your teacher vs the scary thought of wetting yourself clashed in your mind.School was so stressful.12. Your peersPopnerd / TumblrLet’s be honest, sometimes the scariest thing was the carry on of your fellow classmates, especially if there was a gang of them who subjecting everyone to their reign of terror.13. Faking a sick note and being found outAphroditekilledcupid / TumblrAfter you spent all that time faking your parent’s handwriting to perfection, the uneasy fear that you may be caught out for faking a sick note and not coming into school the day before would fill you with so much nervous energy you’d almost regret spending the day before in bed.Almost.Pajo, Fortycoats, Kevo… 13 things that should be on RTÉ’s new kids’ channel>13 things that utterly terrified you as a kid>
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has honoured the founding father of the Ecumenical Migration Centre (EMC) Johnny Kalisperis in a tribute last Saturday. Kalisperis made settling in Australia for many migrants who were under his aid a positive and significant change. His work in the early wave of migration illustrates the challenges faced and the issues for multiculturalism in Australia then. Born on the island of Cos, Kalisperis migrated to Australia in 1960. As manager of the first EMC club centre, and espresso bar, in North Carlton, Kalisperis and his partner Savas Augoustakis, went into the business of community based help for ethnic migrants. The centre was a bustling hub of men and women migrants largely of Greek origin and Southern Europeans all needing help. His work in the 1970s focused on the welfare focus of the Greek community. As the sole full-time worker of the Greek unit of the EMC, he remained incredibly active within the Greek community in Melbourne. His exceptional counselling skills were recognised in 1977 by the Victorian Council of Social Services for the Community Services Award. He was the first ethnic worker to be recognised for this work. During the 1980s, Kalisperis worked on supporting the youth program of the Australian Greek Welfare Society, the Migration Rehabilitation Advisory Committee and the Consultative Committee on Social Welfare for the Department of Social Security and the Greek Welfare Workers Association. In the 1990s and until his retirement in 2000, the issues faced within his discipline had shifted. During this time, he maintained strong ties with the Australian Greek Welfare Society and served on the Greek committee of the EMC dealing with social security rights and reciprocal agreements between Australia and Greece. Over the four decades Kalisperis dedicated to social justice and rights, he remained a widely respected and dearly loved man in not only the Greek community, but beyond. His contribution to multiculturalism in Australia is phenomenal. At his farewell from the EMC in 2000, the chair of the EMC Basil Varghese said that Kalisperis possessed “extraordinary wisdom and deep understanding for the common good” and “understood the pains and joys of migrants and refugees”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Tongs et sandales, les chaussures d’été présentent des risques pour les piedsAvec les températures estivales, nous sommes nombreux à avoir abandonné les chaussures et baskets pour enfiler tongs, sandales et ballerines. Mais aussi confortables qu’elles puissent paraitre, ces chaussures ne seraient pas vraiment bonnes pour nos pieds, alertent les spécialistes.Ça y est, après des semaines de pluie, l’été est enfin arrivé sur l’Hexagone. Les Français ne se sont donc pas fait prier pour sortir les tenues estivales et les chaussures qui vont avec : sandales, ballerines et même tongs. Et cela n’étonne personne : avec les chaudes températures, quoi de mieux que d’avoir les pieds au frais plutôt qu’enfermés dans des chaussettes ou des souliers tout lacés ? Mais bien qu’ils soient au frais, les pieds ne se sentiraient en fait pas si bien dans ces chaussures d’été. C’est ce dont alertent chaque année les spécialistes à l’arrivée des beaux jours : si porter des tongs pour aller à la plage est une bonne idée, les enfiler en toutes circonstances serait tout sauf une bonne idée. En effet, elles n’offrent pas un soutien adéquat aux pieds, aux chevilles et aux jambes. Résultat : les muscles, ligaments et tendons travaillent beaucoup trop au risque de provoquer des douleurs. Un risque de douleurs, de déformations et de foulures “Lorsque le pied n’est pas soutenu adéquatement pendant de longues périodes, les ligaments de la voûte plantaire subissent une tension constante”, explique Andrew S. Klayman, podiatre (podologue) à Toronto au Canada cité par Plaisirsanté. Or, dans les cas les plus sérieux, ceci peut conduire à “l’apparition de l’aponévrosite plantaire, douleur grave au niveau du talon et de la voûte”, qui nécessite un traitement médical.De même, avec les tongs, “les orteils se contractent, forçant les muscles du devant de la jambe à travailler alors qu’ils devraient être au repos”,ajoute Roy Mathews également podologue. Une surcompensation pouvant conduire à l’apparition de déformations. Sans oublier que la cheville n’étant pas soutenue, les tongs exposent aussi à un risque important de foulure. “Sans contre-support, le pied et la cheville risquent de se tordre entraînant une déchirure des ligaments de la cheville”, souligne Klayman. Enfin, du fait de leur faible épaisseur, les tongs absorbent très peu les chocs auxquels sont soumis les pieds, ce qui a également le don de fatiguer encore davantage les articulations, les hanches voire la colonne vertébrale. D’après les spécialistes, mieux vaut donc ne porter des tongs que pour aller à la plage ou à la piscine, soit quand elles sont vraiment indiquées. Mais les ballerines ne seraient pas vraiment un meilleur choix.Les ballerines, un soutien insuffisant pour le piedComme les tongs, ces chaussures présentent généralement des semelles très fines et n’offrent donc aucun ou peu d’amorti. De même, elles n’absorbent que peu les chocs dus à la marche : les pieds sont en quelque sorte directement plantés dans le sol. “Les semelles de ballerines manquent généralement de soutien, d’amortissement et ne permettent pas au pied de fonctionner de la façon dont il devrait”, explique Andrew Shapiro, porte-parole de l’American Podiatric Medical Association. “Il y a une amélioration comparé aux tongs dans le sens où elles protègent le pied, mais les ballerines exposent au même risque de tendinite, de fasciite plantaire, et toutes les choses que l’on voit avec un manque de soutien. Elles ne sont pas destinées à être portées tous les jours”, ajoute t-il cité par le site WebMD. Pour peu qu’elles ne tiennent pas vraiment au pied, elles conduisent de plus les articulations à travailler plus qu’elles ne devraient.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les sandales plates elles, présentent les mêmes désavantages, à la différence qu’elles exposent autant le pied que les tongs. Quant aux sandales compensées, particulièrement appréciées des femmes, elles risquent de détraquer la biomécanique de la marche si elles sont trop hautes. Tenant moins bien aux pieds que des chaussures fermées, elles peuvent aussi entrainer des foulures. Mais alors quelles chaussures choisir ? Les tongs, sandales et ballerines ne doivent pas forcément être bannis des placards mais elles ne doivent pas être constamment portées. Sinon, il faut opter pour des formes qui permettent de réduire les risque cités ci-dessus. Pour les tongs par exemple, il existe des modèles à semelle renforcée, offrant une meilleure absorption des chocs. Pour les ballerines, évitez les modèles totalement plats et privilégiez celles qui présentent une semelle plus épaisse. De même, pour les sandales plates. Enfin, pour les formes compensées, évitez d’opter pour des talons trop hauts ou des modèles tenant mal au pied.Le 18 juillet 2013 à 11:46 • Maxime Lambert
Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is Unpredictable, Stunning and WildVariant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18) Victor LaValle is an author I’ve been hearing a lot about in recent years, and rightfully so. His work on modern day horror is some of the best on bookshelves today. Titles like The Ballad of Black Tom and The Devil in Silver are downright haunting. That is why I’m so excited to see his talents brought to the world of comics. Like famous horror authors Joe Hill & Max Brooks, LaValle’s work lends itself beautifully to illustrated material. What excited me, was the fact that Destroyer is a continuation of the famous Victor Von Frankenstein tale.When Dr. Jo Baker loses her son as the tragic result of an encounter with the police, she turns to science to find true justice for the death of her only child… by resurrecting him. Embracing her heritage as the last living heir of the Frankenstein family, Baker will soon come face-to-face with her family’s original monster, one whose quest to eliminate the scourge of humanity from the planet has been reawakened by recent events. But as the two must decide if they’re friend or foe, Dr. Baker will be forced to question if this battle for vengeance makes her the family’s true monster.LaValle in a recent press release had this to say about the stories strong topics, “The country is tearing itself apart. Hell, the whole world is tearing itself apart. All of us seem to be teetering somewhere between annihilation and hope.” “Destroyer is the story of a woman, a mad scientist, facing the same dilemma. And her choice might mean the death of every human being on the planet. I’m so excited to be telling this story, and at this exact moment in time. It will be a hell of a lot of fun and thought-provoking, too.”Right from the opening spread, Destroyer grabs you with an intense look of the Monster still very much alive, in what looks to be a thrown of sorts made out of the side of an ice glacier in Antarctica. Dan Mora’s character designs combined with illustrations by Dietrich Smith are visually intense. I love the grizzly look of the Monster that sets him apart from previous iterations. Colorist Joana Lafuente keeps the tale looking grounded to current day themes as well as vibrant. Something I am not used to in many Frankenstein illustrations, but it’s a welcomed change for this series.We see no mercy come from the Monster who has only one single intention. Eliminate the Frankenstein blood line. Meanwhile in America, racism hasn’t become any better than it was back in 1792 when pitchforks and torches stormed the doctor’s castle in search of the “abomination.” This theme runs strong throughout the series but is barely touched on in the first issue. Our lead, Ms. Baker is being sought out by two employees from her lab and she wants nothing to do with them. A mother who has lost her child more than likely wants to be left alone. Though, these lonely thoughts drive her to do the unspeakable.Destroyer is just ramping up to become a purely unique look at the mythos behind the Frankenstein lore while bringing forth the ugly changes that have occurred leading into the twenty-first century. LaValle has yet to disappoint, and I’m happy to see Boom! Studios giving stories like this a chance. Look for it on store shelves this Wednesday, so add it to your pull list!Preorder now from Comixology. Stay on target
Amid the growing uncertainty surrounding James Rodriguez’s availability for Colombia in their World Cup opener, Japan’s Yuto Nagatomo insists that they will not change their approach regardlessThe Bayern Munich loan star produced a man-of-the-match display in Colombia’s 4-1 thrashing of Japan in the 2014 World Cup at Brazil.However, his availability for the Tricolors for Tuesday’s Group H opener appears to be in doubt due to a left calf problem.Rodriguez had been absent from Bayern earlier this season with a similar calf problem and he trained separately from the national squad on Thursday and was absent altogether the next day.But for Nagatomo it changes nothing as Japan prepare for their sixth successive appearance at a World Cup.Zidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“Nothing changes. Whether (Rodriguez) plays or not, no matter who lines up for our opponents, the way we approach the game doesn’t change,” said Nagatomo, according to Japan Times.“The team and coach (Akira) Nishino have a strategy in place that doesn’t depend on whether a certain player is or isn’t in the opposing lineup.”While the Samurai Blue are prepared, either way, midfielder Genki Haraguchi admitted that they would prefer for Rodriguez to be unavailable for Colombia.“He’s their key player, so from our point of view, if he’s not playing, it makes things easier,” said the 27-year-old.The match will take place at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Tuesday.
The Manchester United manager believes his biggest threat is Juventus, after drawing the Italian club in the UCL group stageAfter teams were drawn in the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League group stage, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho knows they have been put into a difficult group.The Red Devils landed into Group H together with Italy’s Juventus, Switzerland’s Young Boys and Spain’s Valencia.And the United boss has spoken for the first time about his rivals.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“A very difficult group with one of the biggest candidates to reach the final [in Juventus] and a team who made an incredible investment on top of a fantastic team they had, so a big, big candidate,” he told the club’s official website as quoted by The Sports Review.“Valencia is also one of the top four teams in Spain and that says everything.”“Young Boys is, of course, a team that comes from the fourth pot and the world will say it’s the team that didn’t have a chance to qualify but for some reason they qualified, they went to Croatia and won in the playoffs [against Dinamo Zagreb], for some reason they beat Basel and they won the Swiss title,” he added.“On top of that, they play on an artificial pitch, which is a big advantage for them and a big disadvantage for the other teams.”
UPDATE: Vancouver police say both Sierra Cunninghham and Breeanna Campbell were found and have been reunited with family members.Police said they would like to thank members of the public for getting involved, providing tips and information and searching for these teens. Here is a press release from the Vancouver Police Department:During late hours of 06-01-13, Vancouver Police Department’s patrol units responded to a radio call of “Missing Child.” Subsequent investigation revealed that eleven year old Sierra Cunningham was visiting her thirteen year old friend Breeanna Campbell, who lived at 2100 block of East 26th St in Vancouver. Investigation further revealed that on 06-01-13 at approximately 8:00 pm, both girls had left Breeanna’s house on foot. Their destination was unknown at the time. Several hours later, Breeanna and Sierra did not return home and worried parents called the police for assistance. Breeanna was thirteen years old at time of this report. She is a White female with blond hair, blue eyes, approximately 5’4″ tall and weighing approximately 120 lbs. Breanna was last seen wearing shorts with unknown further clothing description. Sierra was eleven years old at time of this report. Sierra is a White female with brown hair, brown eyes, approximately 4’8″ tall and weighing approximately 75 lbs. Sierra was last seen wearing jean shorts, unknown color / type shirt, and pink shoes. Sierra may have been wearing glasses at time of her disappearance. Neither one of the two girls had a cell phone on their person at time of this incident. Anyone with information on either of the two girls’ current whereabouts is asked to immediately call Vancouver Police Dispatch via “911.” Test Caption
Preview • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage: A fresh take on a modern classic Share your voice Aston Martin adds even more ways to tweak your Valkyrie 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 23 Photos The Aston Martin Valkyrie, the incredible 1,130-horsepower hypercar codeveloped with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, can now be made a little bit quicker thanks to a new AMR Track Performance package. When equipped, Aston says the track-only package will made the Valkyrie 8 percent quicker per lap.The upgrades for the Valkyrie are quite extensive, with the Track package encompassing new body panels for improved aerodynamics, lighter titanium brakes, magnesium wheels and a new suspension setup consisting of different dampers, antiroll bars and torsion bars. It’s unclear just how involved it would be to swap between the standard and the AMR Track Performance parts, but it doesn’t sound like something an owner would do themselves. Along with the car parts, you can also opt for a matching racing suit.Unique bodywork makes the Valkyrie even quicker. Aston Martin It’s worth mentioning that, yes, Aston will also offer a specific AMR Pro track-only version of the Valkyrie. But this AMR Track Performance package is for those who have the road-going model and want to swap between street and circuit.Of course, you wouldn’t want your Aston Martin Valkyrie to look just like the other 149 copies sold, so the company’s “Q by Aston Martin” division is also on hand to help with customization options. There are four Designer Specification themes to choose from, or owners can personalize each and every part of the Valkyrie to their liking.The Valkyrie “Spirit” has Ethanol Silver paint with Caycous Orange graphics. Aston Martin For instance, you can opt to have the Valkyrie’s roof and engine cover finished in exposed carbon fiber rather than the standard gloss black. Inside, there are six different color choices for the seat belts, as well as an array of materials for the upholstery and even the switchgear, the latter available in titanium if so desired.Aston Martin also offers a Gold Pack, which features 24-carat gold-leaf trim under the paint lacquer, as well as a Mokume Carbon Fiber package that finishes various interior and exterior elements with the lightweight material. To help visualize what the finished product might look like, Aston buyers can use virtual reality software at the company’s Gaydon, UK headquarters to “see” their car ahead of time.Aston Martin says it will announce even more options and customization possibilities for the Valkyrie. In other words, the expensive hypercar is not for the indecisive. For a few ideas, you can see a selection of the various customization tweaks and designs in the gallery below. Exotic Cars Performance Cars Coupes More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Aston Martin Post a comment 0 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More about 2019 Aston Martin Vantage Aston Martin Tags Review • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage: Beauty is a beast