William Henry, a brand known for exclusive and award-winning men’s jewelry and pocket knives, has teamed up with Zac Brown Band to create a collection of three hand-sculpted guitar pick pendants to benefit Zac Brown’s charity Camp Southern Ground.Zac Brown and the new Guitar Pick PendantThe pendants each hold up to three guitar picks and come with one Zac Brown Band official tortoise shell celluloid pick and one black William Henry pick. The face features detailed imagery inspired by the Jekyll and Hyde album art. The collection was launched in conjunction with the release of Jekyll and Hyde.This collaboration grows out of a true friendship between William Henry Founder & Chief Designer Matt Conable and Zac Brown who bonded over their shared love of music and pocket knives. The two frequently collaborate and have previously released a collection of guitar-inspired pocket knives.The collection features three versions of the intricately sculpted pendant rendered in bronze on a double layered deerskin cord ($199), silver on an antiqued sterling silver chain ($299), and a limited edition sterling silver with gold inlay on a sterling and onyx accented chain ($1499). Each one features a mechanism for secure pick storage and easy release. The pendants are sold on WilliamHenry.com.Twenty percent of proceeds will go to Camp Southern Ground, whose mission is to operate a camp to allow children to overcome academic, social and emotional difficulties, so they may reach their full potential and to provide the tools necessary to achieve excellence in all facets of their lives.“Zac and I share a passion for craftsmanship and music so it’s easy for us to find ways to work together,” says Matt Conable, Founder & Chief Designer of William Henry. “These pendants celebrate Zac Brown Band’s musical achievement with a quality and workmanship that is unique to William Henry.”For more information about William Henry, visit williamhenry.com.
BANGKOK — Shares were sharply lower in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat.Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index tumbled 3.2 per cent to 20,930.27, while the Shanghai Composite index declined 1.1 per cent to 3,072.06. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 1.8 per cent to 28,583.60 and South Korea’s Kospi declined 1.7 per cent to 2,149.39. The S&P ASX 200 gave up 1.2 per cent to 6,120.60.Thailand’s SET dropped 0.9 per cent after a general election whose preliminary results suggested a strong result for the junta-backed proxy party, raising the likelihood the incumbent prime minister, Prayut Chan-ocha, may prevail with backing from a coalition.Growth concerns were revived by weak factory data from Europe. Investors are awaiting China-U.S. trade talks that are due to resume Thursday in Beijing.The Associated Press
At the core of the challenge is the changing nature of warfare: increasingly, civilians – including humanitarian workers – often are not just random, incidental victims of conflict, but targets of it, Jan Egeland told reporters after he briefed the Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Indeed, with the numbers of killings, rapes and kidnappings on the rise, it’s “far more dangerous today to be a civilian than a soldier,” he said.Adopting a presidential statement at the end of the meeting, the Council, expressing its “grave concern” about the limited progress on the ground to ensure the effective civilian protection, invited the Secretary-General to recommend in his next report ways to better address persisting and emerging challenges in the evolving peacekeeping environment.”Upon receipt of the report, the Council expresses its intention to take further action to strengthen and enhance the protection of civilians in armed conflict, including, if necessary, a possible resolution in this regard,” the statement said.During his briefing, Mr Egeland said that brutal and indiscriminate tactics of terror continue to be deliberately employed in the world’s most protracted protection crises. He listed a raft of alarming trends, from the unchallenged use of sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the re-recruitment of child soldiers in Liberia, to the massive forced displacement in Colombia and the rise of sectarian violence in Iraq.”Imagine the quality of life for those that are caught in these cycles of violence living in constant terror,” Mr. Egeland said. “This has an enduring impact on individuals and tears the very fabric of society. Such endemic violence cannot continue. We have a responsibility to find better solutions to these intractable situations.” To better protect civilians, address displacement and the needs of children, and end sexual violence, he said the world must fight impunity by supporting the International Criminal Court and strengthening national judicial systems; include the protection of civilians in all peacekeeping mandates; strengthen engagement with regional and intergovernmental organizations; and improve humanitarian funding.Mr. Egeland told reporters that the situation of civilians caught in the crossfire in conflicts around the world was “bleak.” He also highlighted the increasing dangers faced by humanitarian workers, saying that 12 colleagues had been lost in Afghanistan since his last briefing to the Council in December, and at least five had been killed in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region. Scores more have been kidnapped or detained. “This has to stop,” he said.
by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 4, 2015 6:19 am MDT Last Updated Sep 4, 2015 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Imaginea Energy Corp. has a lot of what one would expect to see in the office of a junior oil and gas company: geological maps of Alberta on the walls and filing cabinets brimming with folders of well data.But it also has floor cushions for weekly company-wide meditation sessions, a box of Lego in a meeting room, three skateboards leaning against a cubicle and an electric guitar suspended above the desk across the way.There’s a cozy “spirit room” if any of Imaginea’s 29 office staff need a quiet place to think. Meeting rooms are named for the four elements: fire, water, earth and air.By CEO Suzanne West’s desk — she’s not the type to seclude herself in a corner office — there’s a crystal fountain with a glowing, spinning orb. The speed of the sphere’s rotations indicates the mood of the office, she explains — fast, and people are feeling good; slow and there’s some bad energy that needs sorting out.Most CEOs would greet a reporter with a handshake before sitting down for an interview, but not West. She’s a hugger.“Most people are surprised by the unusualness of it,” West, 50, says of the 26th floor office that feels more Silicon Valley than Alberta oilpatch. “Everyone usually sort of says ‘wow this is an unusual sort of oil and gas company,’ which I actually take as a compliment. We really love that.”Imaginea, founded in 2013, produces about 2,300 barrels a day of conventional medium crude from a field east of Brooks, Alta. Last year, it lined up US$300 million in private equity financing from Lime Rock Partners. It has more than half of those funds left as “acquisition firepower” to grow the company.West sees there being an initial public offering for Imaginea one day. But for now, small, nimble and privately held is the way to go.The company’s mantra is centred around the “three Ps”: people, profits and planet. It’s not a matter of “or,” West says, but “and.” She dismisses the dichotomy that so often defines the debate over energy: either you’re a “crazy tree hugger” or a “greedy capitalist.”For an executive in the oil business, West uses a minimal amount of the stuff herself. She bikes to work. And when she does drive, it’s in a Tesla charged by solar power from panels installed at her home.Imaginea has regular “creativity meetings” — or “c-meetings” — where employees bounce ideas off each other.One recent Monday meeting coincided with U.S. crude dropping to a fresh six-year low of around US$38 a barrel. That kind of pricing puts Imaginea’s oil wells into negative cash flow territory.But there are no “pity parties” at Imaginea. It’s a time to “up our creativity,” not to despair.“For us, it’s just an opportunity to get better at doing business. And then, hey, if it goes back up, it’s just gravy.”The inspiration to make an oil company a force for good came during a weeklong leaders retreat at British billionaire Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island in February 2013.In practice, that means powering oil batteries with solar panels, for instance, or reinjecting natural gas that comes as a byproduct of oil development rather than burning it off, which West calls “atrocious” for the environment.West says Imaginea is nimble enough to be an “early adaptor” for new technologies. Recently, she’s looked at anything from ultra-efficient boilers to newfangled reclamation methods.“I’ve got some serious crazy moon shots in my head,” she said.“I’ve determined that I need to live until I’m about 140 to execute all the ideas that are actually in my head.”Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter Suzanne West, CEO of Imaginea Energy, smiles during an interview at the company’s head office in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Energy startup Imaginea more Silicon Valley than Calgary oilpatch
“Life-saving assistance to displaced people, isolated villages and Rakhine communities have been seriously disrupted,” the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated in a news release. “The provision of water, health services, food, and protection are of particular concern.”The UN is working with the Myanmar authorities to ensure that conditions are put in place to allow humanitarian groups to resume the operations that were taking place prior to the attacks in the state capital, Sittwe, which led to the relocation of more than 170 staff and severe damage to more than a dozen premises. “What happened in Sittwe last week was not just an attack on international organizations, but an attack on the entire humanitarian response in Rakhine state,” said UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Myanmar Renata Dessallien. “We have had constructive discussions with the Myanmar authorities, who have assured us that their international obligations to ensure the safety and security of humanitarian staff will be met,” she stated. “Our main priority now is to work with the Government to put the necessary conditions in place to allow more than 1,000 humanitarian staff to get back to work to assist vulnerable people from all communities.”According to OCHA, the immediate effects of the disruption of humanitarian services is already being felt in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and isolated villages in Rakhine state, which has witnessed waves of violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims.It is currently the peak of the dry season and water availability could reach critical levels within a week in some IDP camps, particularly in Pauktaw, the Office noted. In addition, nearly 15,000 children in IDP camps no longer have access to psycho-social support, while life-saving therapeutic treatment for more than 300 children with severe acute malnutrition in Sittwe has been suspended. A total of 1,300 metric tonnes of food will need to be distributed in Rakhine within the next two weeks, which will be a challenge in the absence of the NGOs as implementing partners.“International NGOs are extremely concerned about the impact of the recent violence against the humanitarian community, especially international NGOs in Rakhine, and the severe reduction of activities which support thousands of displaced and vulnerable people,” said Kelland Stevenson, Country Director for Save the Children. “Without the immediate and full restoration of an enabling and secure environment to re-establish essential life-saving assistance, the humanitarian situation will rapidly deteriorate, putting children and their families at even greater risk.”OCHA noted that the violence on 26 and 27 March, during which UN and NGO offices, living quarters, and warehouses were seriously damaged or looted, was the culmination of months of increasing intimidation and harassment of humanitarian staff and local suppliers by a vocal minority of the Rakhine community.In a telephone call with Myanmar’s President, Thein Sein, on Sunday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Government to ensure the safety and security of all humanitarian workers and their property in the wake of the attacks, and stressed that impunity cannot be tolerated in the context of the country’s reform process.
A statement from the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly noted that he was elected “by acclamation.” He will take over from Antonio Guterres of Portugal.Immediately after the election, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the Assembly’s action, and expressed his utmost gratitude to Mr. Guterres “for his tireless efforts and dedication in protecting refugees, displaced persons and stateless people and for bringing the plight of the most vulnerable, and their pursuit of a dignified existence, into the centre of the United Nations agenda.”Last week, following consultations with regional groups of Member States, Mr. Ban informed the Assembly, in a statement, of his intention to appoint Mr. Grandi to this position, leading the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Mr. Grandi was Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) from 2010 to 2014, and it’s Deputy Commissioner-General from 2005 until 2010. He served as the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and has a long-standing career with UNHCR, notably as Chief of Mission in Afghanistan and Chief of Staff in the High Commissioner’s Executive Office. His vast UNHCR field experience includes various positions in Sudan, Syria, Turkey and Iraq, having also led emergency operations in Kenya, Benin, Ghana, Liberia, the Great Lakes region of Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen.
GE has made a surprise entry into the mobile mining equipment OEM world with announced acquisitions of two important underground mining equipment manufacturers which it says is “in support of the global expansion of its mining business.” GE has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Australia-based Industrea Ltd, the provider of safety and productivity-enhancing mining equipment and services. The company also signed a binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire Fairchild International, the independently owned and operated underground coal mining equipment manufacturer located in Glen Lyn, Virginia.The Industrea transaction is valued at approximately A$700 million, but terms of the Fairchild agreement were not disclosed. The company stated: “The combination of the two entities expands GE’s product offering to address approximately 35% of the underground mining value chain. Industrea Ltd and Fairchild International together are well positioned in dynamic growth regions for mining, including Australia, China (Industrea), and the United States (Fairchild). GE will enable these regionally focused enterprises to reach a global customer base with enhanced products based on GE’s clean propulsion systems, energy storage offering, and world-class system integration capabilities. Both Industrea Ltd. and Fairchild International will benefit from GE’s lean manufacturing and effective global supply chain management.” Both companies will become part of GE Transportation’s global mining business which already works with mines to provide innovative solutions in critical areas such as power, water, and productivity.With more than 700 employees, seven Australian locations, and a significant presence in China, Industrea is said to be well positioned for growth across its four divisions: Mining Equipment (flame- and explosion-proof underground mining vehicles and equipment), Mining Technology (drill guidance systems and collision avoidance systems), Gas Management (specialised underground in-seam drilling and gas drainage services) and Mining Services (integrated contract mining services). With the proposed acquisition of Industrea, GE makes a strategic investment in expanding its manufacturing footprint to Australia and contributing to a strong industrial manufacturing base in the country. In addition, GE expands its product portfolio to underground mining and increases its presence in key mining regions Australia and China. Industrea is to “benefit from GE’s global footprint and customer relationships, and mining technologies.” The transaction will be subject to shareholder approval. Industrea shareholders will vote on the offer in the second half of 2012. The transaction is also subject to customary conditions including relevant regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close later in 2012.In the other deal, GE Transportation signed a LOI to acquire Virginia-based, independently owned and operated Fairchild International. The company employs approximately 150 people and manufactures a wide range of underground coal mining equipment, including diesel and battery-powered scoops, continuous miners, haulage systems, shield haulers, and maintenance vehicles. With this acquisition, GE again aims to expand its product offering to underground mining but also grow Fairchild’s customer base beyond its core US market to serve mining customers worldwide. Lorenzo Simonelli, President and CEO of GE Transportation said: “With the acquisition of Fairchild International we will combine nearly fifty years of leading industry knowledge and expertise in designing, building and servicing underground mining equipment with GE’s global reach, technology leadership in clean propulsion and energy storage systems, and world-class system integration capabilities. We will bring the next generation of top performing underground mining equipment to mining customers around the globe.”
Thirty-one per cent of Greeks are at risk of living in poverty and social exclusion, according to statistics published last week and based on data from 2011. The Regional Yearbook published by Eurostat showed that the poverty risk in Greece is well above the European Union average of 24.3 per cent. The country has since suffered another two years of recession. However, Greece was in better shape than its Balkan neighbours Bulgaria and Romania, which came in at 49.1 and 40.3 per cent respectively. The lowest rate was scored in Holland at 15.7 per cent, data showed. According to Eurostat, being at risk of poverty and social exclusion means having a disposable income that is below the threshold of 60 per cent of the national average disposable income, being severely materially deprived or living in a household with underemployed members. Source: ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has revealed he is experiencing his worst period as a player at the club.David Wagner’s men suffered a fifth-consecutive defeat on Saturday following their 3-1 home loss to fellow strugglers Southampton at the John Smith Stadium.The Terriers are currently seated in 19th position on the Premier League table ahead of a Boxing Day trip to Manchester United, and have won only two games in the league so far.Lossl signed for Huddersfield from Mainz on loan in the summer of 2017 after they secured promotion to England’s top tier division, before making the loan deal a permanent move in June.Cowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.He said, according to BT Sport:“It’s definitely the worst point we’ve had in the 18 months that I’ve been here. But I think we have to show what character we’re made of. We have to stand together as a team and as a club as well.”“These guys in the stands are loyal as always and we really do need them. We need them to believe as much as us. We saw in moments in the second half what difference it really makes when all of us stand together.”“I do really think that we can turn this around, because we have performed very well this season, and we have the quality in the team. If we want to turn it around, we need to stay positive. I don’t want to go down.”
Gasoline prices dipped below $2 a gallon earlier this month at lower-priced gas stations in Clark County and were as low as $1.88 a gallon as of Friday, according to the website washingtongasprices.com.NEW YORK — At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero. But for the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallon. Just three months ago, experts were shocked when it fell under $3.“It’s crazy,” says Michael Noel, an economics professor at Texas Tech University who studies oil and gasoline prices. “But for consumers, it’s very, very good.”Consumers and the economies of the U.S. and most of the rest of the world are basking in the lowest prices for crude oil and gasoline in six years. U.S. crude oil traded Friday just below $46 a barrel and the average price for a gallon of gas was $2.04.While there are some losers, such as oil companies, the oil-producing states and the oil-exporting countries that benefited from $100 a barrel for four straight years, most economists agree that the good outweighs the bad.
Sylhet City Corporation LogoPolice in a drive arrested a close aide of Ariful Haque, opposition BNP nominated mayoral candidate in Sylhet civic polls, from Hawapara area in the Sylhet city on Monday night.Assistant Sub-inspector Anwara of Kotwali Police Station, said police arrested Abdullah Guljar from his residence around 3:00am in a case filed over a clash, according to UNB news agency.Guljar was produced before the court on Tuesday, she added.Wholesale detention of opposition BNP leaders and activists and raids in their houses by the police are increasing as the day of balloting in the Sylhet civic polls is nearing.The police arrested at least seven leaders since Sunday and conducted raids in houses of more than 50 leaders in the past one week, alleged leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).Sylhet city polls are scheduled to be held on 30 July along with elections to two other city corporations – Rajshahi and Barishal.
A woman in traditional costume Hanbok takes photographs of North Korean territory from the Unification Observatory, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Goseong, South Korea, 20 August 2018. Photo: ReutersDozens of elderly and frail South Koreans met their Northern relatives Monday for the first time since the peninsula and their families were divided by war nearly seven decades ago.The three-day reunion is the first for three years and follows a diplomatic thaw on the peninsula. The meetings began at Mount Kumgang, a scenic resort in North Korea, Seoul government officials said.Millions of people were swept apart by the 1950-53 Korean War, which separated brothers and sisters, parents and children and husbands and wives.Hostilities ceased with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, leaving the two Koreas technically still at war and the peninsula split by the impenetrable Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), with all direct civilian exchanges — even mundane family news — banned.The 89 ageing South Koreans, dressed in their best suits in the scorching sun, hobbled one by one to 14 coaches in the South Korean port of Sokcho — wheelchairs alongside the vehicles — some excited and others in a state of disbelief. Then the convoy set off, escorted by police and medical personnel, and later crossed the DMZ into the North.Among the group was Lee Keum-seom, now a tiny and frail 92, who was to see her son for the first time since she and her infant daughter were separated from him and her husband as they fled.At the time the boy was aged just four. He is now 71.”I never imagined this day would come,” Lee said in Sokcho. “I didn’t even know if he was alive or not.”- ‘Last time’ -With time taking its toll, such parent-child reunions have become rare.Since 2000 the two nations have held 20 rounds of reunions but most of the more than 130,000 Southerners who signed up for a reunion since the events began have since died.More than half the survivors are over 80, with this year’s oldest participant Baik Sung-kyu aged 101.Baik, who was to meet his daughter-in-law and granddaughter, said he had packed clothes, underwear, 30 pairs of shoes, toothbrushes and toothpaste as gifts.”I also brought 20 stainless spoons,” he added. “I bought everything because it’s my last time.”Some of those selected for this year’s reunions dropped out after learning that their parents or siblings had died and that they could only meet more distant relatives whom they had never seen before.But Jang Hae-won, 89, who fled their hometown in Hwanghae province along with his older brother, said he would meet his nephew and niece to offer them a glimpse of their father’s life.”They don’t know what their father looks like so I will tell them what he looked like and when he died,” Jang said. “But that’s it, because the more we talk, it will only be more sad.”- Watching eyes -The reunions are resuming after a three-year hiatus as the North accelerated its pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles and relations worsened.But after a rapid diplomatic thaw the North’s leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in agreed to restart them at their first summit in April in the DMZ. The two Koreas have since discussed cooperation in various fields at meetings between officials.But while Kim and US president Donald Trump held a landmark summit in Singapore in June, Pyongyang has yet to make clear what concessions it is willing to make on its nuclear arsenal, while Washington is looking to maintain sanctions pressure on it.Families at previous reunions have often found it a bitter-sweet experience, with some complaining about the short time they were allowed together and others lamenting the ideological gaps between them after decades apart.Over the next three days, the participants will spend only about 11 hours together, mostly under the watchful eyes of North Korean agents. They will have only three hours in private before they are separated once again on Wednesday, in all likelihood for the final time.Lim Eung-bok, who is meeting his brother and his family, said: “I have so many things I want to say but there are a lot of restrictions.”
Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:33 X – / 8Juan Carlos Fuentes often blares music from the tiny speakers on his iPhone when he paints, listening to everything from Vivaldi to salsa. In his studio at his home in Katy, there’s a wooden boat oar on his easel. On the front, he’s painting the portrait of a Cuban woman. Fuentes says it symbolizes the dangers the refugees face when crossing the ocean by raft.“When the Cuban people immigrate to the United States, they sacrifice life looking for freedom,” he says. Fuentes, who is Cuban, has been in Houston since 2008. He’s one of the artists featured in an art show hosted by Houston’s YMCA. “We know that a lot of refugees who come here worked as artists in their home countries,” says YMCA spokesperson Heather Saucier. “We wanted to help them get back to doing that.” Saucier says one of the biggest obstacles for immigrant and refugee artists is the language barrier.Mohammed Baro, 56, fled from Syria to Iraq when he was 8 and became a successful artist as an adult before immigrating to Houston six years ago. Much of his work involves political statements about Middle Eastern conflicts.Through a translator, he explains his situation. “As an artist who came to a new country, he still is trying to figure out how to make his living and how to focus on his art,” he says.Baro and Fuentes are two of six immigrants taking part in Triumph of the Human Spirit: Works from Houston’s Refugee and Immigrant Artists is Friday night from 6-9 at St. John’s School, 2401 Claremont Lane, Houston.
Women who use birth control pills may have a poor judgement of subtle facial expressions, which could impact their intimate relationships, according to a study. Scientists from the University of Greifswald in Germany challenged women to identify complex emotional expressions like pride or contempt, rather than basic ones like happiness or fear. They revealed subtle changes in emotion recognition associated with oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study found that OCP users were nearly 10 per cent worse on average than non-users in deciphering the most enigmatic emotional expressions. The finding raises questions over the possible impact of OCPs on social interactions in intimate relationships, researchers said. Women deciding whether to take an oral contraceptive have access to a lot of reliable information about the potential physical effects, they said. Besides birth control, hormonal contraceptives can help control acne, heavy periods and endometriosis – as well as reducing the risk of ovarian, uterine and colon cancers, the researchers said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn the downside, the pill can increase slightly the risk of breast and cervical cancer, blood clots and high blood pressure, they said. However, the psychological effects of OCP use are less well documented. “More than 100 million women worldwide use oral contraceptives, but remarkably little is known about their effects on emotion, cognition and behaviour,” said Alexander Lischke of the University of Greifswald. “However, coincidental findings suggest that oral contraceptives impair the ability to recognise emotional expressions of others, which could affect the way users initiate and maintain intimate relationships,” Lischke said. The researchers administered a special emotion recognition task to two similar groups of healthy women: 42 OCP users, and 53 non-users. “If oral contraceptives caused dramatic impairments in women’s emotion recognition, we would have noticed this in our everyday interactions with our partners,” said Lischke. “We assumed that these impairments would be very subtle, indicating that we had to test women’s emotion recognition with a task that was sensitive enough to detect such impairments,” he said. The researchers used a very challenging emotion recognition task that required the recognition of complex emotional expressions from the eye region of faces. The results were subtle – but very clear: OCP users were less accurate in the recognition of the most subtle complex expressions than non-users – by nearly 10 per cent, on average.
Also:– Colin’s Herd Hierarchy after Week 5– Jerry Jones has decisions to make at coach and QB– Philly’s struggles illustrate New England’s greatness– Drew Brees joins the show to discuss breaking the NFL all-time passing yards recordGuests:Drew Brees – Saints QB and NFL all-time passing leader; Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Analyst and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show; David Njoku – Browns Tight End; Gary Myers – Longtime NY Sports Columnist Drew Brees’ record more impressive because of what he’s overcomeDrew Brees broke the NFL record for career passing yards last night, and Colin thinks the record is even more impressive because of all that Brees has had to overcome to get to this point in his career.Brees is undersized, was under recruited, suffered a near career ending shoulder injury, and has succeeded in New Orleans where almost everyone else has failed. Brees’ stats are impressive, but they aren’t the most impressive thing about him
Australian trans teens will no longer need the court’s permission to have gender affirming surgery. Sydney’s Inner City Legal Centre. | Photo: Facebook eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘Matthew is a 16 year old transgender boy, who had been on testosterone for almost a year. At the time the ICLC filed an application on his parents’ behalf to the Family Court regarding ‘top surgery’,’ the ICLC’s Principal Solicitor Hilary Kincaid told Gay Star News.Top surgery is the colloquial term for bilateral mastectomy and male chest reconstruction. It is classified as a ‘stage 3 treatment’.‘Matthew had responded well to testosterone treatment, but his breasts were still a cause of really significant distress to him as they were a prominent reminder of his female assigned gender that did not match his identification as a male,’ Kincaid said.Matthew wore a chest binder everyday and couldn’t take part in same social and sporting activities as his friends.‘The ruling in Re Matthew is important because it sets a precedent that it is not necessary to make applications to the Family Court for stage 3 treatment (unless there is a dispute between the parents or medical professionals),’ Kincaid said.‘This means that transgender children seeking stage 3 treatment may not face the expense, delay and cost of making an application to the court to treat their gender dysphoria.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The Family Court ruled minors seeking ‘stage 3 medical treatment for their gender dysphoria’ would not need its permission anymore.Stage 3 refers to surgical interventions for medical transition. It comes after Stages 1 and 2 treatment for preventing the onset of puberty and starting hormone treatment respectively.In the Re Matthew case, the Family Court ruled that:gender dysphoria is a recognised medical condition;stage 3 treatment is a therapeutic treatment for a recognised medical condition; andapplications to the court for stage 3 treatment are no longer mandatory. Unless there is a dispute between parents or medical professionals.The Re Michael decision comes after a 2017 ruling that the court’s ruling was also not needed for trans teens to start hormone therapy.The decision will save families of trans youth thousands of dollars in legal fees. But it will also stop unnecessary stress and delay.Who is Matthew?Sydney’s Inner City Legal Centre acted for the applicant, Matthew, in this Family Court case. GAYSTARNEWS- Trans prisoner wins court case allowing her to access gender-affirming treatmentsBrazil’s Supreme Court ruled trans people can officially update gender without surgeryTrump’s military ban was struck down, so why are trans people having problems enlisting?Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-teens-no-longer-need-court-permission-to-get-gender-affirming-surgery/
New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Citizens in Myanmar, now freer to protest, have stalled a Chinese-backed dam and other projects out of environmental concerns, part of a backlash against China’s economic domination of its poor southern neighbor.China considers Myanmar strategically important as a gateway to the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and wants to secure oil and gas pipelines in its Southeast Asian neighbor.However, friction between the two countries has erupted over fighting between Myanmar’s military and rebels along the border that killed five Chinese farmers and sent a flow of refugees into China.Suu Kyi’s warming ties with China’s authoritarian rulers represent a jarring break from her years as a democracy icon held under house arrest by Myanmar’s junta. Human rights groups have urged her to call for the release of Chinese fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was imprisoned for his calls for democracy.Suu Kyi has maintained since her release in 2010 that her country must maintain friendly relations with China, and the trip demonstrates her determination to accumulate diplomatic credentials to potentially contest Myanmar’s presidency no matter how it might clash with her former image. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Sponsored Stories BEIJING (AP) — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing aimed at building ties with her country’s powerful neighbor.China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Xi told Suu Kyi that “we appreciate your willingness to boost China-Myanmar ties.”No public events are scheduled during Suu Kyi’s low-key five-day visit. China hopes to use the meetings to shore up its declining influence in Myanmar following democratic reforms that have seen the Southeast Asian country shift away from Beijing toward Western nations, Japan and other potential investors. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Suu Kyi’s trip is officially a party-to-party meeting between China’s Communist Party and her opposition National League for Democracy, which is expected to perform strongly in elections later this year. She is constitutionally barred from contesting the presidency because of a provision barring people who have been married to foreigners, but has campaigned for an amendment that would allow her candidacy.She is scheduled to meet with Premier Li Keqiang, and unconfirmed Chinese reports say she will also visit the financial hub of Shanghai and Yunnan province, which borders Myanmar.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 0 Comments Share Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help 3 international destinations to visit in 2019
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