X-Blades ‘Wild Thing Sprint’ Promotion

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s (TFA) official footwear sponsor, X-Blades, has a fantastic deal to start the year of promotions through the TFA website and newsletter.  X-Blades has yet another great deal for TFA members, this time on their Wild Thing Sprint boots. With every purchase of the Wild Thing Sprint, TFA members will receive a special pack valued at $75 which includes a Blades Training Shirt, Gym Sack and Cap (please see attached image).To take advantage of this great deal, please visit the X-Blades online shop and enter the code ‘TFAWS’ at the checkout. In the comments section of the checkout specify what size Training Shirt you would like (S-3XL).To visit the X-Blades online shop, please click on the following link: www.bladesfootball.com.au/shop Stay tuned to the TFA website for more great promotions from X-Blades. Related Filestfa-pack-promo-jpgRelated LinksWild Thing Sprintlast_img read more

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Pictures of the boss not welcome at Montreal axethrowing facility

first_imgMONTREAL – Do not bring pictures of the boss.That’s what Anton Pushkar, the owner of an indoor Montreal axe-throwing facility, tells enthusiasts who may want a particular photo as their target.“We’ve had people saying: ‘Can I put a picture of somebody really special right on the bull’s eye?’” Pushkar said in a recent interview.“And we did have a couple of people coming in who were a little more serious about it. It’s not something we want to see, but they do ask.”The appropriately named Rage Academy has 11 “throwing lanes” that are separated by steel fences. Customers entering the centre are greeted by huge lettering on the wall that reads, “Control Your Rage.”It says on its website it can accommodate up to 60 people “for every possible action from bachelor to divorce celebration.”Pushkar, 27, said axe-throwing is still a relatively new form of mass entertainment.Young professionals and students between the ages of 25 and 35 now make up about 35 per cent of his clientele.The Siberian-born Pushkar said a lot of singles come in to try their hand.“You would be surprised, but often the girls get the hang of it much quicker than the guys,” he added.Three different sizes of the steel hatchets are available for players, including one for two-handed tossing.Kids are allowed to try the activity — if they are able to safely throw a specially made small axe.“We’ve had 10-year-olds who were throwing better than their adult parents,” said Pushkar, adding that even people in their 80s have come in for target practice.Roger Beaudoin, 96, who used to compete in lumberjack festivals, has also paid a visit.He took first place in several axe-throwing competitions around Quebec.But Beaudoin, who still tosses around an axe in his backyard in the village of Sainte-Emelie-de-l’Energie, says “all good things come to an end.”“I don’t have the capacity to be as accurate as I used to be, but I hit the target a few times,” he said in an interview with The Canadian Press.Pushkar, who came to Montreal from central Russia with his parents 14 years ago, said all activities at his venue are supervised by instructors who also provide training.He stressed that alcohol consumption is not allowed and that inebriated clients who come in are told to “get some fresh air and come back later.”“So far, here at Rage we’ve had no accidents involving axes,” Pushkar said.But some people end up cutting their fingers when they try to see how sharp the axe is.“Band-Aids are our biggest expense in terms of safety,” Pushkar joked.It costs a total of $40 per target per hour for three people, Monday to Thursday, and $50 on weekends.There are also special group rates.For serious competitors, there’s the Toronto-based National Axe Throwing Federation, whose members are from Canada, the United States, Australia and Poland.The federation, which was established in 2016, represents the sport of axe-throwing on behalf of 17 member organizations with more than 3,000 members in 39 cities.Commissioner Matt Wilson says one major tournament is held every year in February in Toronto.“The first stage of the tournament happens across all organizations that are part of the NATF,” he said in an interview.“The top 128 people then make it to the final day of the Toronto tournament.”The federation’s specific mandate is to promote uniform rules of competition, security measures and similar training techniques.Wilson also owns “B.A.T.L – Backyard Axe Throwing League,” which has been around for 11 years.last_img read more

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Chilliwack school trustee facing human rights complaint for LGBTQ comments

first_imgVANCOUVER – A Chilliwack school trustee is facing a human rights complaint for controversial comments he has made about gender identity and sexual orientation.The B.C. Teachers’ Federation and Chilliwack Teachers’ Association allege in their joint complaint that trustee Barry Neufeld’s statements and social media posts have been “discriminatory,” and are likely to expose transgender individuals to hatred.The complaint filed with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal alleges that Neufeld negatively affected teachers’ work environments by calling those who support transgender students “child abusers.”It claims Neufeld has referred to trans people as part of a “biologically absurd theory,” and that his statements paint trans people as “ill, delusional and suggests that there is a transgender agenda that will harm children.”Reached by phone, Neufeld said he remains an active trustee and he refers all comments to his lawyer, who was not immediately available.Much of Neufeld’s criticisms have centred on an educational resource aimed at supporting LGBTQ students in the district, which he called a “weapon of propaganda” in the fall.Neufeld later apologized for his comments, saying he believes in a safe learning environment but that educational resources should be reviewed by parents and teachers before they’re implemented.In January, he said in a statement that he must remain on the Chilliwack Board of Education to protect “impressionable children.”The board had passed a motion asking him to resign.B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming has also called for Neufeld to step down, saying the trustee’s comments have undermined the goals of the school board and the ministry.last_img read more

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Liberals look to build positive frame around billions in housing spending

first_imgOTTAWA — The first details from the Liberal government’s decade-long housing plan show early spending has helped keep some 14,000 households in affordable units.The national housing strategy is only a few months old, with many parts of the plan having launched in April and more to roll out in the coming months.The Liberals have yet to fulfil a promise to enshrine the strategy, its goals and its spending into law.Today, the Liberals will use “National Housing Day” to talk about $5.7 billion in social spending that the government says has helped more than 775,000 households since they came to office.Background documents show the spending figure includes money budgeted annually for housing programs and dollars the Liberals set aside in their first budget in 2016.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Vacant office parks find new life as schools colleges

first_imgFAIRFIELD, Conn. – On the new satellite campus of Sacred Heart University, the helicopter landing pad remains as one of the few reminders that the wooded, 69-acre property served until recently as the global headquarters for General Electric.Where Jack Welch sat at the pinnacle of corporate America, professors now lead classes inside the sleek, 1970s buildings on the campus purchased by the university following GE’s departure for Boston in 2016.Across the country, office parks that have lost their lustre with employers are being repurposed as school buildings. Colleges and school districts willing to think beyond traditional school settings are retrofitting office space to help them deal with growing enrollments and a scarcity of land in urban and suburban areas.Sacred Heart computer science professor Bob McCloud said he likes the natural light the floor-to-ceiling windows bring into the classrooms. And the leftover cubicles outside his office leave plenty of room for his graduate students. But he is still adjusting to the former GE site.“It’s a little corporate,” he said.A 28-bedroom guesthouse with a ballroom has been kept by the university to support a new hospitality program. Renovations are still underway at the two main buildings, but the university already has moved the education, computer science and engineering departments to what it is calling its West Campus, a short shuttle ride from the main campus.Michael Kinney, a university administrator, said the $31.5 million paid for the property was a bargain when compared with the cost of new construction.A similar idea has been under consideration a few miles down the Connecticut shoreline in Stamford, where the school district was looking at an unoccupied building that once housed Xerox as the potential site of an elementary school.Some other examples:ATLANTAWhen Atlanta Public Schools decided to build a high school inside a 11-story office tower that once housed IBM, designers found classrooms fit well within the column structure. But there was plenty that needed changing.A nine-story building on the 56-acre property was torn down to make room for a gymnasium and auditorium. Stairs were installed to create double-level common areas for each grade level and reduce logjams on the elevators. And laminated glass was installed in all the floor-to-ceiling windows to keep students from falling through if any were to crash into them while roughhousing.IBM’s kitchen and cafeteria were kept in place — with some modifications.“You can’t have chandeliers in a kids’ cafeteria,” said Bob Just, an architect with the firm Cooper Carry in Atlanta.North Atlanta High School opened in the new space in 2013. IBM once employed over 5,000 people at the site but that had number had dwindled to less than a thousand as more were working at home or customer sites.ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIAWith a fast-growing student population, and little available land, the city of Alexandria saw opportunity in a cheap, vacant office tower that had once housed the National Diabetes Association headquarters.In September, the building reopened as the Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School, named for a civil rights advocate who worked for desegregation in Alexandria.The school district bought a parking garage adjacent to the building for playground space, including a basketball court on the roof. A footbridge was built to allow children to walk from the third floor of the school to the building with play areas.The bottom four floors make up the school, with the top two reserved for school office space. With large windows that let in abundant natural light, school district spokeswoman Helen Lloyd said the building lent itself well to a school setting, and the retrofit took much less time than it would have to build a new school.“We went to the planning council in September, and 11 months later the building opened, all glossy and gorgeous,” Lloyd said.HOUSTONAs the Awty International School was looking for room to expand its early learning centre, the Houston neighbourhood was seeing business parks give way to more condos, apartments and retail development.When an office park across the street became available for sale, the private school in the city centre bought the five-acre property. It opened in September 2017 as a campus for preschool through first grade students. A playground replaced a parking lot in an interior courtyard, and the ceiling was raised in one building to accommodate a gym.The 30-year-old development had been home to businesses including a bicycle maker and a tax office before being sold. The school renovated the entire property, adding colour to the brick facade with new resin panels, and they were on track for significant savings compared to the costs of new construction before running into challenges with the remodeling.“I’m not sure in the end we really realized those savings,” said Don Davis, the school’s director of facilities, “but it turned out to be a very nice project.”___This story has been updated to correct “he said” to “she said” in the attribution of the quotation beginning, “We went to the planning council …” .last_img read more

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Google unveils own small tablet computer entertainment system new Android features

Google unveils own, small tablet computer, entertainment system, new Android features AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 27, 2012 2:25 pm MDT SAN FRANCISCO – Google is unveiling a small tablet computer bearing its brand in a challenge to Amazon’s Kindle Fire.The Nexus Seven is designed specifically for Google Play, the online store that sells movies, music, books, apps and other content — the things Amazon.com Inc. also sells for its tablet computer.Both tablets have screens that measure 7 inches (17.5 centimetres) diagonally, smaller than the nearly 10 inches (25 centimetres) on Apple Inc.’s popular iPad. The Nexus Seven will also be light — at about 0.75 pound (0.34 kilogram), compared with the Kindle Fire’s 0.9 pound (0.41 kilogram). The iPad weighs 1.44 pounds (0.65 kilograms).The Nexus Seven will ship in mid-July starting at US$199 — the same price as the Kindle Fire. By contrast, iPads start at $499. Customers can start ordering it through Google on Wednesday, initially in the U.S., Canada and Australia.The Nexus Seven will run the next version of Google Inc.’s Android operating system, called Jelly Bean.Google also announced a home entertainment device called Nexus Q. It sends content from your personal collection or YouTube to your existing TV and speaker systems. You control it through a separate Android phone or tablet.The Nexus Q, which Google is calling the world’s first “social streaming device,” will available in July in the U.S. initially and sell for $299.Google made the announcements during a keynote to open its annual conference in San Francisco for computer programmers.Google also demonstrated its futuristic, Internet-connected glasses by having parachutists jump out of a plane above San Francisco. The audience got live video feeds from their glasses as they descended to land on the roof of the Moscone Center, the location of the conference.At the event, Google provided an update on its Google Plus social network, which the company considers crucial to challenging Facebook Inc. for users and advertising. Google said the year-old social network now has 250 million, far smaller than Facebook’s more than 900 million but larger than what Facebook had at the one-year mark.Google said more people use Google Plus from mobile devices than traditional computers. On Wednesday, it introduced a Google Plus app for Android tablets and said one for the iPad is coming “very soon.”Google’s expansion into the tablet market with the Nexus Seven brings another imposing entrant into what is already a battle of tech heavyweights. Last week, Microsoft Corp. announced its own tablet, Surface. Expected to go on sale this fall, Surface will run on a revamped version of Windows and compete directly with the iPad.Although the tablet carries the Google brand, the machine will be made by AsusTek Computer Inc. Google also recently expanded into the device-making business with its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility, but the company has stressed that it intends to continue to rely on Asus and other manufacturers that have embraced Android.There are already other Android-powered tablets on the market, but none have proven nearly as popular as the iPad or Kindle Fire. That has raised worries at Google as more people rely on tablets to surf the Internet.If Apple and Amazon establish themselves as the dominant tablet makers, they could set up their operating systems in ways that de-emphasize Google’s Internet search engine and other services. Apple develops its own system, while Amazon modifies Android for use in Kindles.Apple already has announced that the next version of the iPad operating system will abandon Google’s digital maps as the built-in navigation system. That shift could cause neighbourhood merchants to spend less money advertising on Google.Earlier Wednesday, Google unveiled a new search tool to help you get the right information at the right time on your mobile device. Called Google Now, the tool will be part of Jelly Bean, which will be available in mid-July. Some devices, including the Galaxy Nexus, will get the upgrade automatically over the air.With Google Now, if you say “traffic,” for example, it will look at your usual commute to work and show you alternative routes if there’s a lot of traffic. It will tell you the scores of your favourite sports teams automatically, and it will keep you up to date on flight statuses if you are flying somewhere. You’ll have to activate Google Now to start using it.Google Inc. said the Google Now feature will get smarter as you use it more.The feature bears resemblance to the Siri virtual assistant on Apple’s iPhone.Jelly Bean will also come with the ability to share photos by tapping two phones together, using an emerging wireless technology called near-field communications.Google said there are a million new Android devices activated daily, up from 400,000 a year ago. Google says there’s particularly fast growth in emerging markets such as Brazil and India. Android is now the chief rival to the mobile software running Apple’s iPhone and iPad. read more

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South Sudan UN extends relief to displaced outside Malakal base for first

“This is the first aid to reach the displaced people outside of the UN base in Malakal,” UN refugee agency (UNHCR) spokesperson Fatoumata Lejeune-Kaba told a news briefing in Geneva today.“Insecurity as well as wide-spread looting of humanitarian assets meant that UNHCR and other agencies were unable to deliver aid to those displaced outside of the UN base in Malakal until now.”Since Tuesday, UNHCR has delivered plastic sheeting, jerry cans, buckets, kitchen sets, mosquito nets, sleeping mats and blankets airlifted into Malakal from its regional stockpile in Nairobi, Kenya, to more than 3,000 people and hopes to reach the other 7,000 by the end of next week.Thousands of people are believed to have been killed and more than 870,000 others have fled their homes since fighting broke out on 15 December between the forces of President Salva Kiir and deputy president Riek Machar, 75,000 of them seeking refuge on 10 UN bases throughout the country. The two sides signed a ceasefire in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month, leading to a relative lull.“Insecurity as well as wide-spread looting of humanitarian assets meant that UNHCR and other agencies were unable to deliver aid to those displaced outside of the UN base in Malakal until now,” Ms. Lejeune-Kaba said. “We are taking advantage of the relative calm following the signing of the cessation of hostilities agreement between the warring forces on 23 January 2014 to deliver aid to the most vulnerable.”Malakal some 600 kilometres north of Juba, the capital, is in the oil-bearing state of Upper Nile, which has 153,000 displaced people, the second largest concentration after Unity State with more than 188,000.Most of the displaced in Malakal outside the UN base have been staying in schools and other sites for weeks while others continue arriving from Khorflus in neighboring Jonglei State or from nearby villages, citing fear and insecurity despite the truce.“Some of the displaced have told our emergency staff that the security situation in their villages continues to be tense and that they could not work or survive in that kind of environment,” Ms. Lejeune-Kaba said. “The city of Malakal itself remains largely deserted and civilians continue to flee to and from it.” UNHCR is distributing the relief items in close collaboration with other UN agencies and humanitarian agencies, including the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Christian non-governmental organization World Vision. read more

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Spider taught to jump on command in bid to create army of

Spiders are notorious for making people jump.But now scientists at the University of Manchester have turned the tables, training a jumping spider to leap between platforms on command so they could film its super-springy take-off and flight.It wasn’t easy. Several of the early spiders simply wandered away from the platforms, while others sat stubbornly still, baffled by the task of bounding on cue.However after several weeks of gentle encouragement, star arachnid Kim, finally began to spring from one ledge to the other, allowing scientists to record, monitor and analyse a spider’s movement in high-resolution 3D for the very first time. 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. The spider's body was mapped using state-of-the-art scanners  The spider’s body was mapped using state-of-the-art scanners Credit:University of Manchester  Not only does the new footage help to explain more about how the creatures manage the feat, but will help engineers to create an army of agile micro-robots capable of hunting pests, so that farmers would no longer need toxic pesticides. But, if Kim is jumping a longer distance or to an elevated platform, perhaps to traverse rough terrain, she jumps in the most efficient way to reduce the amount of energy used. Kim the spider was taught to leap on command so her incredible jumping ability could be recorded in detail Kim the spider who has been trained to jump to help scientists study the mechanics of the jumping arachnidCredit:University of Manchester  Kim the spider who has been trained to jump to help scientists study the mechanics of the jumping arachnid Kim the spider who has been trained to jump to help scientists study the mechanics of the jumping arachnidCredit:Dr Mostafa Nabawy  Kim, who has since died, belonged to a species of jumping arachnid known as Phidippus regius, or ‘Regal Jumping Spider’ and was about 1cm in length. The team recorded her jumps using ultra-high-speed cameras, and used high resolution micro CT scans to create a 3D model of Kim’s legs and body structure in unprecedented detail.They found that to jump shorter, close-range distances she favoured a faster, lower trajectory which uses up more energy, but minimises flight time. This makes the jump more accurate and more effective for capturing its prey. Scientists have known for more than 50 years that spiders use internal hydraulic pressure to extend their legs,Dr Bill Crowther, co-author of the study, explains: “Our results suggest that whilst Kim can move her legs hydraulically, she does not need the additional power from hydraulics to achieve her extraordinary jumping performance.”The study is being published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports. Kim the spider who has been trained to jump to help scientists study the mechanics of the jumping arachnid Kim the spider was taught to leap on command so her incredible jumping ability could be recorded in detailCredit:Dr Mostafa Nabawy  Dr Mostafa Nabawy, lead author of the study, said: “We could have used a cricket to tempt her to jump across the platforms but we could only have done that once a week because spiders don’t eat that often, and we wanted to film different kinds of jumps, not just catching prey.“There is a huge interest in developing jumping robots, but so far research has focussed on long distances. This research could allow robots to be created that jump shorter distances but are more accurate when they land.“It could allow the development of robot spiders which are capable of hunting pests, so instead of using pesticides you could have an army of robotic spiders capable of targeting bugs.” The aim of the study was to understand how jumping spiders modify their speed and trajectory when jumping long or short distances or leaping upwards.A jumping spider can leap up to six times its body length from a standing start. The best a human can achieve is about 1.5 body lengths.The researchers were anxious not to skew Kim’s behaviour by tempting her to the other platform with food, as they would only have seen a predatory jump rather than recording the full range of her abilities.Instead, over several weeks they placed Kim backwards and forwards between the ledges until she finally got the idea of jumping between them. read more

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Drugs suspected in sudden death of man in his 20s

first_imgTHREE MEN HAVE been arrested following the sudden death of a man in his 20s in Banbridge last night.Police suspect a possible drugs link in the tragedy which occurred on Kenlis Street in the county Down town.Two of the three men detained by PSNI officers were taken to hospital for treatment. One of them is still being treated.Two of the suspects are in their 20s and one is in his 40s.Read: Michaella McCollum Connolly ‘endured a significant amount of stress’More: Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrealast_img read more

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Apple les iPod Nano de 1ère génération remplacés

first_imgApple: les iPod Nano de 1ère génération remplacésChauffant de manière dangereuse, les batteries des premiers Nano représentaient un risque qu’Apple a voulu éradiquer. Et cela en échangeant le produit. Faute de stock infini pour le Nano première génération, les derniers clients Apple se verront échanger leur produit par un Nano de 6ème génération.Pour pouvoir bénéficier d’un remplacement, il faut que votre iPod nano ait été commercialisé entre septembre 2005 et décembre 2006. Il vous faudra ensuite saisir votre numéro de série. Imaginez la petite surprise des clients en recevant un iPod récent tout beau et tout neuf! Selon un heureux possesseur, Apple accompagnait son baladeur d’un petit courrier: « Dans certains cas, au vu de la disponibilité limitée des stocks de remplacement d’iPod Nano de première génération, Apple pourrait avoir remplacé votre iPod par un modèle plus récent, ou équivalent, ou avec de meilleures caractéristiques. Votre produit de remplacement iPod est garanti sans défaut pour 90 jours depuis sa date de mise en service. » La marque à la pomme précise cependant que le défaut viendrait d’un fournisseur (ou l’art de rejeter la faute…) qui aurait fourni des batteries avec un défaut de fabrication.Quoi qu’il en soit, c’est un geste commercial à saluer car rien n’obligeait le géant américain à le faire. Joyeux Noël aux possesseurs d’iPod Nano concernés !Le 23 décembre 2011 à 16:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Le ministère de lintérieur va réagir à la nouvelle politique de confidentialité

first_imgLe ministère de l’intérieur va réagir à la nouvelle politique de confidentialité de GoogleLa nouvelle politique de confidentialité de Internet Google pourrait susciter des réactions jusqu’au ministère de l’intérieur. En effet, Claude Guéant a été sollicité à donner son point de vue sur celle-ci. La nouvelle politique de confidentialité du groupe Internet Google est très discutée actuellement et cela n’est sans doute pas prêt de s’arrêter. Les CNIL européennes critiquent celle-ci et notamment le fait d’avoir unifié depuis le 1er mars la collecte de toutes les données communiquées par les internautes à l’ensemble de ses 60 sites. Cette mesure est censée simplifier l’usage des services de Google, selon le géant de l’Internet.À lire aussiLe fantôme de “Big Brother” pousse les autorités de San Francisco à agirLes CNIL européennes ne sont pas du même avis et s’en prennent au manque de clarté de cette nouvelle politique de confidentialité, d’autant plus qu’elle pourrait se révéler comme un outil marketing redoutable mais largement intrusif. Car Google semble désormais libre de croiser les données glanées lors des (nombreuses) requêtes des utilisateurs mais également un grand nombre de données personnelles.Cette question est même débattue à l’Assemblée nationale. Le député Jean-Yves Le Déaut a décidé de saisir le ministre de l’Intérieur qui va réagir aux craintes de la CNIL. M. Le Déaut indique à Claude Guéant que “les utilisateurs des différents services du géant du Web ont été informés de ces changements par e-mail et ont dû valider les nouvelles conditions pour continuer à les utiliser”. Il aimerait savoir si le ministre de l’intérieur partage les interrogations de la CNIL et “si oui, quelles mesures il envisage de prendre afin de faire respecter la loi”. Le 9 mars 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Des chercheurs expliquent lorigine de la petite voix intérieure

first_imgDes chercheurs expliquent l’origine de la “petite voix” intérieureUne équipe de chercheurs français viennent de mettre en évidence la zone cérébrale responsable des “petites voix” que nous entendons intérieurement. Penser, raisonner mentalement, lire intérieurement… Ces actions non verbalisées vocalement font appel à une sensation de “petite voix” que nous entendons dans nos têtes. Mais d’où vient-elle réellement ? Une équipe de scientifiques du Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences à l’INSERM de Lyon et du C.H.U de Grenoble viennent de mettre en évidence une partie du cerveau capable de donner l’impression d’entendre quelqu’un parler et ce, en étant seul.À lire aussiLe mariage aiderait à prévenir les risques de démence, mais pourquoi ?Pour en arriver à une telle découverte, les chercheurs ont étudié le cerveau de différents sujets en train de lire silencieusement à l’aide de techniques d’imageries médicales. Les résultats, parus dans la revue The Journal of neuroscience, indiquent que ce sont les zones cérébrales auditives, spécialisées dans le traitement de la voix, qui s’activent lors d’un tel exercice. Autrement dit, de la même manière que lorsque quelqu’un nous parle réellement. D’où la sensation de “petite voix” à l’intérieur de la tête. Grâce à cette nouvelle étude, il est donc désormais possible de savoir quand une personne exprime des pensées pour elle-même. Cette avancée pourrait permettre de mettre au point des traitement pour lutter contre certaines maladies psychiatriques.  “Les applications potentielles sont nombreuses, par exemple pour envisager des outils de rééducation permettant d’éviter l’emballement de ces pensées quand celles-ci deviennent trop nombreuses, dans le cas de la rumination dépressive (pensées négatives qui s’enchainent les unes aux autres et qui finissent par accaparer toute l’attention des patients dépressifs) ou de la schizophrénie” conclut Jean-Philippe Lachaux, directeur de l’équipe de recherche à l’Inserm. Le 7 décembre 2012 à 18:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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ExMan Utd star Time for Mourinho to get sacked

first_imgPaul Ince believes that Jose Mourinho has had long enough and is out of excuses at Manchester UnitedAfter winning three pieces of silverware in his first season in charge at United, Mourinho has since failed to deliver any more trophies to Old Trafford and is enduring an extremely challenging time right now.The under-fire Portuguese coach has won just five of his 13 games this season with United down in 10th-place in the Premier League table.Contrary to club legend Paul Scholes’ views, former Red Devils midfielder Ince believes that Mourinho must shoulder responsibility for what’s happened.“It looks to me like Jose Mourinho is stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea,” Ince told Paddy Power News.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Realistically, he wants to play defensively and nick a one nil win, but he knows that the fans and players at United won’t accept that. And they’re right not to.“We’re three seasons into Mourinho’s reign now. There are no more excuses. You’ve spent a lot of money, if I was managing a team and they’d given me three years, and it was clear we weren’t up to standard, I’d expect to lose my job.”Ince made 167 appearances for United between 1989 to 1995 and won two Premier League crowns along with the European Cup in his time at Old Trafford.The 51-year-old also had spells with the likes of Inter Milan and Liverpool before retiring in 2007.United will next face Everton in the Premier League on Sunday with ties against Bournemouth, Juventus and Manchester City awaiting them afterwards.last_img read more

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One person injured in a house fire in La Jolla

first_img KUSI Newsroom, One person injured in a house fire in La Jolla Posted: January 2, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 2, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 9:14 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A late-afternoon house fire in La Jolla left one person injured today, authorities said.The blaze was reported about 3:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Westbourne Street, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.Crews were able to get the flames under control within 15 minutes, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Medics took a resident of the two-story home near Windansea Beach to UCSD Medical Center for treatment of apparently minor burns, she added.The cause of the blaze, which erupted in an upstairs bedroom, was not immediately clear. last_img read more

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Driver flees after crashing car into Pompano Beach home

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are searching for the driver who, they said, crashed their car into a Pompano Beach home, Tuesday afternoon.The car left a large hole in one of the walls of the house, located on Northwest 23rd Terrace, near Ninth Street.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said they’re looking for the driver who took off running.No one was hurt.If you have any information on this crash, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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No one is giving me any work says Abhay Deol as he

first_imgAbhay DeolVarinder ChawlaAbhay Deol, who is known for taking up unconventional movies, recently said that he does not appear on the big screen frequently because he does not get many offers.In a recent interview with Mid-Day, Abhay said that he does not get many offers and also he has a different taste in films. However, he is now open to do varied movies,”No one is giving me any work. The kind of content I want to be part of, is hardly made. At the same time, I have not closed myself to anything. As long as it excites me, I am game for it,” the actor told the publication.He further said that he hardly gets to work with popular directors, which again delays the release of his films.”It is a choice I have made. The kind of stories I like often comes from debutant directors. So, to ensure that the film sees the light of day is a long process in itself,” he added.Abhay was last seen in the film Zero, playing a special appearance. While the actor has completed 14 years in the industry, he feels that he has not achieved anything worth to celebrate.”I haven’t bagged awards or made any landmark project, so there won’t be much to celebrate. If you go against the mainstream narrative, you do not get the desired visibility,” Abhay told the publication.Some of his noted films include Socha Na Tha, Ahista-Ahista, Dev D, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Raanjhanaa and Happy Bhaag Jayegi.last_img read more

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2 missing women found dead in Nawabganj

first_img.Police recovered the decomposed bodies of two missing women from a pond in Sultanpur area of Nawabganj upazila of Dhaka on Friday, reports UNB.The deceased are Moyna Akhter, 50, wife of Md Jamal, and Nargis Akhter, 45, wife of Inam Ali, residents of Azizpur village under Jantrail union of the upazila.Quoting locals, sub-inspector Shafiqul Islam of Nawabganj police station said locals spotted the bodies of the women floating in the pond at noon and informed police.Later, the law enforcers recovered the bodies and sent those to Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital in the capital for autopsy.The bodies bore injury marks, the SI said, adding that the two women had gone missing on 9 April.However, the family members did not inform anything to police, he said.last_img read more

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Following Allegations of Fraud at Duke Ellington Parents File Lawsuit

first_imgBy Hamzat Sani, James Wright and Lenore Adkins, Special to the AFROOn May 23 Duke Ellington School of the Arts parents held a press conference laying out their grievances, frustrations and the details of a lawsuit against the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).  The lawsuit comes after an OSSE investigation found a third of the students had been enrolled as District residents although they lived elsewhere, thus dodging tuition.The suit was filed by Ellington parent and lawyer, Greg Smith, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia May 21. According to a press release, the purpose of the lawsuit was “to correct and delay an inefficient and ineffective auditing and investigative system that, unfortunately, has had a disproportionate impact on vulnerable families who are longtime D.C. residents.”Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Courtesy Photo)The press conference revealed that in a appearance before D.C. Superior Court Judge Joan Zeldon, OSSE’s attorneys withdrew the letters.“Everybody’s letter has been withdrawn,” Smith told a gathering of 50 students and Ellington staff in front of the school. “It is my hope that they will work with us.”In their Complaint for A Declaratory Judgment, Temporary Restraining Order and Injunction, Ellington parents noted several issues with OSSE’s actions including not providing them with the mandatory notice of a 10 business day window to respond and have their case reviewed; a failure of the OSSE notice letter to let parents know that they did not have to un-enroll their student immediately, instead indicating that their children “thus is ineligible to attend a District school tuition-free.”The suit closely mirrored a letter drafted by Smith on behalf of Ellington Parents to D.C. State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang and cc’ing Mayor Bowser and members of City Council sent May 14.In it Smith alludes to an investigation that has alienated school officials, parents, students and administrators. The letter also asserts parents believe that Ellington was singled out and unfairly treated, as opposed to “exploring DCPS’s 90 schools equally, seeking wrongdoers citywide.”“OSSE focused its limited resources on Ellington, and then proceeded within our school on a guilty-until-proven-innocent approach,” the letter stated.The letter also notes that for the past five years OSSE itself has audited, cleared and signed off on all of Ellington’s students further confusing parents about why the agency would now claim non-compliance. Smith alludes to a belief by some that there are ulterior motives at play citing the school’s recent reopening in affluent, predominantly White, Georgetown, while most students at the performing arts schools are Black.“While there is no mass incarceration from these latest events, there has been a similar demonization of this predominantly African-American school.”Winston Clarke is a parent who received a letter from OSSE challenging his child’s residency and he was incensed.“The letter I received was telling me that I am a criminal,” Clarke said. “They were telling me I wasn’t a D.C. resident and they hand delivered the address to my D.C. home. I am a D.C. resident, my wife is a D.C. resident and so is my child.“I wished they could have simply asked me whether I was a D.C. resident. I am glad that everything was thrown out and we will have to wait for the next phase,” Clarke told the AFRO.Though the initial letters were thrown out, Smith made it clear that parents whose children are enrolled in Ellington, but do not live in the District, should pay the tuition or leave. However, he said the process must be much better managed by OSSE.“They need to send the list to the school on who is there illegally,” he said. “We should also have access to the investigatory files and have the ability to meet with OSSE officials informally on this. We need for them to show us what you got.”last_img read more

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