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Traumatic Brain Injury

first_imgLast night (May 5, 2012) CBS 60 Minutes aired an enriched explanation on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) often called the invisible wound. The program gave us many insights into difficulties of diagnoses and living with TBI.If you have an interest in learning more about TBI, please join the Military Caregiving webinar on military TBI and family caregiving issues on Thursday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. No registration is required to join the web conference, simply go to each of the following webinars to attend.Part 1 of the 2-part webinar series will be held on May 9 and can be found by going to its event page.Part 2 of the series will be held on May 16 and information can be found by going to  the Part 2 event page. This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on May 6, 2013 by Anne Adrian, Social Media Strategist for the Military Families Learning Network.last_img read more

Release Date for Lightworks Mac Public Beta

first_imgLightworks has officially unveiled a date to release it’s public beta for Mac.If you aren’t very familiar with Lightworks you’re in good company. Lightworks is currently a Windows and Linux based video editing application, and while it’s not as popular as some other editing platforms such as Apple, Adobe, or Avid, it has a 20 year history.Big budget editors such as Tariq Anwar of The King’s Speech and Jill Bilcock of Road to Perdition have used Lightworks as their NLE of choice for years. With Red native format supporting, exporting in the background, multicam editing, and project sharing for editing in groups, Lightworks is aiming to be a contender against the other popular NLEs.Lightworks will boast the only tri-platform support (Windows, Mac, and Linux) but as of right now you can only use it on a Window’s and PC machine. That is all scheduled to change very soon. In an interview with RedSharkNews, Matt Sandford, the Global Product Manager for Lightworks stated:“The most common question we get asked is when will Lightworks be available on Mac? Well, we are pleased at last to say with confidence that the Mac Public Beta will begin on the 11th of June 2014.Before that though there will be a short Alpha program to a dedicated select team of users. These are users that have requested Alpha access in the past and are keen to help make sure that the Mac version is on track where it needs to be. This is the exact same process we did with the Linux version. The Mac version has been in existence for some time, so is already very stable, but because reliability is essential we are looking to test this intensively from Alpha through to Beta”The best part is Lightworks is free with an unlimited trial period. The only catch is if you want to export a file format larger than 720p you must pay for the “Pro” software which is available through a membership (7.99 a month or 79.99 a year) or outright purchase for 279.99 (which is much cheaper than any other major editing applications).You can download Lightworks from their website. Be on the lookout for the upcoming Mac release!Do you currently use Lightworks? Looking forward to the Mac release?Share in the comments below.last_img read more

What You Should Expect

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Expected ExpectationsYour dream client should expect you to pursue them over time. They should come to expect your calls, your emails, your invitations, and all of the efforts you put into nurturing a relationship. They should expect you to be unrelenting. They should not learn to expect you to disappear after a single touch only to return in 90 days.Your dream client should expect you to create value before claiming any. They should learn something of value from you—even if they never decide to buy from you. You might feel that it’s dangerous to share ideas, but it’s more dangerous not to share them . . . It eliminates the perception that you create value.Your dream client should expect that you’ve done your homework. They should expect that you’ve read about their company, that you’ve looked at their competitors, and that you’ve read their profiles on LinkedIn. They should expect that you have done the work you need to answer the most basic of questions before they sit down to speak with you.Your dream client should expect you to know what they don’t know. They should expect you to help them with new ideas and insights based on the work you are doing with other clients. They expect that while you don’t have as deep experience in their industry that your broader experience gives you a different and valuable view.Your dream client should expect you to know how you intend to help them move form the status quo to some better state. They expect you to know what the next steps you need to take together should be, and they expect you to be able to describe how you create value together by taking those steps.Your dream client should expect you to help them make your case inside their company by helping them build consensus. They should expect you to meet with their teams, their peers, and their management to gain an understanding of how what you are proposing needs to be adjusted to fit their needs.Your dream client should expect you to help them defend the investment that you are asking them to make. They should expect you to arm them with a killer value proposition. They should expect you to help them understand and explain their return on investment. They should expect you to help them understand and verbalize the risks of underinvesting.Your dream client should expect you to ask for what you need in order to help them. They should expect you to tell them the truth, to be candid, and to fearlessly talk about the challenges of producing better results.You Should ExpectYou should expect your dream client to resist your efforts to open a new relationship. You should expect that they receive too many calls from too many salespeople who disappoint them with an inability to create value.You should expect your dream client to resist your efforts to upset the status quo if they aren’t already aware of their need to change. If they are aware of their need to change you should expect them to have some ideas about what they want that won’t jive with your solution.You should expect your dream client to have unreal expectations. You should expect them to suffer under the spell that they can have everything they want, better, faster, and cheaper. You should expect that they’ve been told this lie many times in the past, only to be disappointed.You should expect resistance. You should expect delays. You should expect to have to start over. You should expect creating and winning an opportunity to take longer than you presently expect.You should expect your dream client to be protective of your relationship. You should expect them to struggle with bringing in new and additional stakeholders for fear of losing control and not getting what they want. You should expect them to withhold.You should expect your dream client to push back against the necessary investment needed to produce better results. You should expect them to compare your price to your competitors. You should expect that they believe you are a commodity, and that they will likely treat you like their clients treat them. You should expect their purchasing team and their executive management team to disconnect the value you create from your price and ask you to discount.You should expect that the stakeholders in your dream client’s company will resist you. You should expect that they are skeptical of you and your change initiative. You should expect them to expect you to earn their trust.You should expect your dream client to underestimate the real effort necessary to change their organization. You should expect them to underestimate the problems and challenges that will occur as you move forward. You should expect them to get cold feet, to feel stress, and to worry. You should expect to have to join them in the foxhole when the bullets fly.You should expect your dream client to hold you accountable. You should expect them to believe that you are going to execute and that you are going to manage your company’s effort to deliver the results that you sold, that you promised.Prepare to Meet These ExpectationsThere is nothing like knowing what to expect.If you know what your dream clients are likely to expect from you, you can prepare yourself and your team to deliver it. You can prepare to meet those expectations.If you know what you are likely to expect from your clients, you know how to prepare to effectively deal with it. If you are wrong, if your dream client surprises you, you’ve lost nothing by preparing.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Twitter Reacts To England Win

first_imgMorning, a great England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿win that means a young team can settle more into the second game now. Jordan Pickford was able to ease his way in and Harry Kane scoring both critical to England hopefully having a good tournament! A good start..— Gary Neville (@GNev2) June 19, 2018 This celebration is everything. Glorious. #GarethSouthgate #ENGTUN #England #ENG #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/jvyi2TkYX2— Helen Nicholls (@HelsJN) June 18, 2018 What a way to lead your country! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #England #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/tnlMls30gP— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) June 18, 2018 Yessssssssssssasassaaaaasjshshshdgshsjshhshskrksjauj Harry Kane ‘he’s one of our own!!’ 🦁 #ThreeLions #ENGTUN— Seema Jaswal (@meseemajaswal) June 18, 2018It will be interesting to see how far this squad goes in the competition. They seem to be showing no fear what so ever and are all guns blazing while going forward. Their next match is vs Panama on 24th June.Lets us know your thoughts on England’s win in the comments below.Advertisement I wonder if we’ll see more @England flags around now we’ve just won. I’ve barely seen any this year (with the exception of that estate in London which went viral). #ENGTUN— Michelle Dewberry (@MichelleDewbs) June 18, 2018 Advertisement(Photo credits: Daily Express)Having failed to win a single match in the 2014 World Cup England set out to Russia searching for their 1st win in World Cup competitions since 2010.With no more Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard or Wayne Rooney to lead the side, Gareth Southgate picked a relatively inexperienced squad to play in Russia. The squad with contained only 2 players who had an experience of playing in the World Cup.But this young squad couldn’t be written off as they possessed some of best players of the current generation such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling to name a few.Yesterday they won their first match of the Group beating Tunisia 2-1 with Kane scoring a late winner.Some of the former players, fans and pundits couldn’t hold back their emotions and took to twitter to express their joy. Here are some of those tweets.Positives to take.. Playing with a high tempo.. Pressing without the ball to regain the ball quickly.. Midfielders freeing themselves to make runs beyond the forwards… Play the highlights from 1st 25mins and there’s a template to work with that suits these players! #3Lions pic.twitter.com/AExVOyPkCc— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 18, 2018 If you didn’t celebrate like @GaryLineker are you even an England fan?#ENGTUN #bbcworldcup pic.twitter.com/nRFG4Znwi3— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 18, 2018 Great start to England’s #WorldCup campaign.Fought right until the end and deserved the win. Bring on Panama. #ENGTUN— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 18, 2018 Deserved!!England 2 vs Tunisia 1 H. Kane again put the lead…after 2 “not VAR” penalties dismissed, got the chance to get the 3 points to England and Good Night !!— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) June 18, 2018 Job done @England. Well done @HKane 👏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #threelions— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 18, 2018 Switched over to see what the BBC commentary was like after that goal. “Watch out Ronaldo, there’s a Harry Kane coming”. Swear 😆 #ENGTUN— Evanne Ní Chuilinn (@EvanneNiC) June 18, 2018 HEADLINE OPTION:He Kane, he score, he conquered. #ENGTUN— Pundamentalism (@Pundamentalism) June 18, 2018 Harry scoring from two corners makes Roy Hodgson’s decision to make him take corners in 2016 even more ridiculous. #ENGTUN #WorldCupRusia2018— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) June 18, 2018last_img read more

AAPs RS nominees: A billionaire, veteran CA & party loyalist

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 3 (PTI) The AAP today nominated senior party leader Sanjay Singh and two little-known faces, a Delhi-based businessman with past links with the Congress and a veteran chartered accountant, as its Rajya Sabha nominees.The decision taken by the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the AAP was greeted with scorn and disbelief by many party leaders and a barrage of criticism by the likes of Kumar Vishwas who dubbed himself a “martyr”, saying he was ignored for the Upper House for speaking against Arvind Kejriwal.At the PAC meeting, senior leader Ashutosh, believed to be among the upper house hopefuls, red-flagged the billionaire businessmans nomination. He was the only one among the nine PAC members to have raised an objection.Before the PAC meeting at Kejriwals residence, around 56 AAP MLAs met the chief minister. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia claimed the MLAs unanimously endorsed the candidates, however, sources said there were disagreements.Several came out sporting downcast faces and went scurrying for their vehicles, avoiding the media persons gathered outside.”Arvind Kejriwal wanted three eminent personalities to represent Delhi in the upper house. Accordingly, we got in touch with 18 such persons from various fields including the media, academics, law.”However, a few among them politely declined saying joining the RS on a party ticket may affect their independence. The rest said identifying with AAP may prompt the Centre to ruin their lives. So we went for a mix and nominated those who may not be of high-level but with significant contributions,” Sisodia told a press conference.advertisementChandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba congratulated Singh for his candidature. She refused to comment on the other two names.Singh, a former social activist hailing from Uttar Pradeshs Sultanpur, is counted among Kejriwals most trusted lieutenants and has been with him since the India Against Corruption agitation days.Most recently, Singh (46), a mechanical engineer by training, was the partys Punjab poll in-charge.56-year-old Sushil Gupta, who unsuccessfully contested the 2012 Delhi Assembly polls on a Congress ticket, has declared assets running into over Rs 160 crore while Narain Dass Gupta (72) is a former president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).Sushil Gupta, who runs a chain of private and charitable schools and identified himself as an agriculturalist in the 2013 poll affidavit, quit the Congress on November 28, last year.Kumar Vishwas, who is a PAC member, was not present in the meeting. Immediately after the announcement made by Sisodia, Vishwas lashed out at Kejriwal, saying he was being punished for speaking the “truth”.The poet-politician also charged that around one and half years ago, Kejriwal had in a partys national executive meet said with a smile, “We will finish you, but we will not let you be a martyr.””I want to congratulate (Kejriwal) that I have accepted my martyrdom,” he told reporters at his residence.The Opposition BJP and former AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan also criticised the AAPsdecision.Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari hit out at Kejriwal, saying the AAP has “betrayed” the people by nominating “two businessmen” for the polls to the upper house.Yadav suggested that the AAP has struck financial deals with Sushil Gupta. “I used to say, whatever his other faults @ArvindKejriwal cannot be bought. Defended him against Kapil Mishra?s allegations. Now I dont know what to say. Speechless, ashamed and numb.”Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken tweeted that Sushil Gupta knew about his possible nomination as early as November.”Otherwise, Sushil is a good man known for his charity!” the Congress leader tweeted.Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, former union minister Arun Shourie, ex-Chief Justice of India T S Thakur are among the personalities the AAP had reached out to for RS nominations.Elections to three Rajya Sabha seats from Delhi would be held on January 16 as the terms of the incumbent members, Karan Singh, Janardan Dwivedi and Parvez Hashmi ? all from the Congress ? end on January 27.The AAP, which enjoys a brute majority in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, is set to win all three seats.The last date to file nominations for the three Rajya Sabha seats is January 5. PTI SBR TIRlast_img read more

France settle for Luxembourg draw

first_imgFrance 0 Luxembourg 0: Stubborn visitors hold on for sensational draw Stephen Creek 04:43 9/4/17 diderdeschamps-cropped Getty Images Luxembourg defied the odds to pull off a shock result against France, holding Didier Deschamps’ side to a 0-0 draw in Toulouse. France’s World Cup qualifying campaign suffered an unexpected blow as Didier Deschamps’ side were held to a 0-0 draw by Luxembourg.Luc Holtz’s minnows, ranked 136th by FIFA, battled tirelessly to earn arguably the most impressive result in the country’s history in Toulouse, keeping a star-studded France line-up full of attacking prowess at bay.The hosts peppered the Luxembourg goal with shots throughout the contest and Antoine Griezmann rattled the crossbar with a first-half free-kick, while Kylian Mbappe tormented defenders with his pace. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina But Luxembourg goalkeeper Jonathan Joubert had the game of his life, pulling off a string of world-class saves to deny the likes of Paul Pogba and Djibril Sidibe when they looked certain to score.A stunning story almost had an even more sensational finish when Luxembourg substitute Gerson Rodrigues struck the base of the post late on, as France narrowly avoided further ignominy on an already humbling evening.The result leaves Les Bleus top of Group A by just one point after second-placed Sweden beat Belarus 4-0 to narrow the gap, and Deschamps’ men must deliver victories in October’s games against Bulgaria and Belarus to make sure of their place at Russia 2018.C’est terminé, les Bleus ont tout essayé mais les Luxembourgeois ont tenu bon jusqu’au bout! #FRALUX #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/hFoE0YiIdm— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) September 3, 2017Deschamps made one change to the team that so devastatingly beat Netherlands 4-0 last time out, rewarding Mbappe for his goalscoring performance as a substitute with a starting place ahead of Kingsley Coman.The Paris Saint-Germain loanee burst down the left flank after 11 minutes and cut the ball back only for Griezmann to aim too high with his shot, and moments later Joubert recovered from a mistake to save another Griezmann attempt.The pressure on Joubert’s goal steadily increased and Pogba tested the goalkeeper with a low drive before Luxembourg forward Vincent Thill gave the hosts a scare, firing narrowly over the crossbar after racing clear of the France defence.It took a brilliant one-handed save from Joubert at full stretch to keep out Pogba’s 20-yard shot after 36 minutes, and Griezmann shook the crossbar with a thunderous free-kick two minutes later, but half-time arrived with the scoresheet blank.Frustration began to grow around the stadium as Luxembourg continued to soak up waves of France pressure in the second half and added a degree of composure to their play when in possession.Deschamps sent on Coman and Alexandre Lacazette for Mbappe and Olivier Giroud after 59 minutes, while Joubert continued his heroics for Luxembourg, saving low to his left from a Sidibe header at close range.Layvin Kurzawa headed wide from the edge of the box after 68 minutes before Luxembourg’s Chris Philipps made vital blocks to prevent shots by Griezmann and Lacazette while Pogba nodded against the crossbar as the tension mounted.France’s night was very nearly completely ruined in the 78th minute when Rodrigues broke clean through on goal and beat Hugo Lloris with a shot that came back off the far post, allowing the home crowd to breathe a sigh of relief.But there was no breakthrough at the other end as further late chances went begging and Holtz’s side held on to clinch a famous result. read morelast_img read more

Messi v Ronaldo: Who was more successful in 2017?

first_imgPrimera División Messi v Ronaldo: Who was more successful in 2017? Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 23:30 12/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi 2017 Getty Images Primera División Real Madrid v Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Real Madrid Barcelona Goal looks back at the trophies, awards and goals of the best players in the world to see who has had the better year A Christmas Clasico brought the curtain down on another remarkable year for the rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.The duo have fought an incredible battle over the last decade, played out in Europe’s hallowed arenas and the grand ceremonial halls of officialdom.Between them they have won 10 La Liga titles, seven Champions Leagues and 10 Ballons d’Or, forever altering the game in the process as record after record falls before them. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But, as 2017 comes to a close, whose year has it been? Goal takes a look back to see how they measure up to one another.WHO HAS WON THE MOST TROPHIES IN 2017?Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Champions League 2017 Player 2017 Trophies Cristiano Ronaldo La Liga, Champions League, Super Cup, Supercopa, Club World Cup  Lionel Messi Copa Del Rey The primary indicator of success in football is the number of trophies accrued during the course of a player’s career.This year has been a particularly triumphant year for Real Madrid and Ronaldo was one of the chief driving forces behind that pursuit of glory.Los Blancos have collected five trophies in 2017, beginning with La Liga in May, followed by an historic Champions League success in June, and they carried that habit into the new campaign, winning the Super Cup, the Supercopa de Espana and, most recently, the Club World Cup earlier this December.While Ronaldo’s trophy haul was abundant, Messi and Barcelona were left in their rivals’ shadow as they endured a relatively barren year.The Argentine was unsurprisingly a key component in their solitary success of the year back in January, scoring a goal, setting up one and initiating the play for another in the final of the Copa del Rey against Alaves.WHO HAS WON THE MOST INDIVIDUAL AWARDS IN 2017?Cristiano Ronaldo Best FIFA Men's Award 09012017 Player 2017 Awards Cristiano Ronaldo The Best (x2), UEFA Player of the Year, Ballon d’Or, FIFA FIFPro World XI Lionel Messi La Liga top scorer, European Golden Shoe, FIFA FIFPro World XI Given that he was to the fore of an historic season for Real Madrid in 2016-17, Ronaldo’s efforts for the team were duly recognised by the football community in 2017.The 32-year-old kicked off the year by being awarded FIFA’s inaugural The Best accolade in January, which he subsequently retained in October. At both ceremonies, Ronaldo was also named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI.His exploits in Real Madrid’s historic Champions League success – where he was crowned top scorer in the competition after scoring twice in the final – resulted in him being crowned UEFA Player of the Year.At the beginning of December he then finally caught up with Messi as he won his fifth Ballon d’Or.Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel MessiMessi, meanwhile, was forced to play the role of dutiful runner-up at the 2017 individual awards ceremonies, but he did have the edge over the Portuguese in some spheres.The 30-year-old finished the 2016-17 season as La Liga’s top scorer with 37 goals in 34 appearances.He was also the cream of the crop across Europe’s top leagues, winning the 2016-17 Golden Shoe – his fourth time scooping the gong.WHO HAS SCORED THE MOST GOALS IN 2017?Lionel Messi Barcelona Golden ShoeInterestingly, Ronaldo and Messi were tied on 53 goals each in all competitions in 2017 going into the Clasico to end the year, meaning the penalty Messi scored in Barca’s 3-0 win put him ahead by a solitary strike.Messi is head and shoulders above Ronaldo when it comes to scoring league goals, having bagged 40 compared to the Real Madrid star’s relatively paltry 19.However, Ronaldo is undoubtedly the king of the Champions League with an incredible 19 goals – Messi has just four. Notably, 2017 was also the year in which Ronaldo smashed Jimmy Greaves’ long-standing record as the all-time leading scorer in Europe’s top leagues.Lionel Messi 2017 goals: Competition Games Played Minutes Played Goals La Liga 38 3338 40 Champions League 10 783 4 Copa Del Rey 7 630 5 Supercopa 2 180 1 Club Total 55 4931 50 World Cup qualifying 5 450 4 International friendlies 2 180 0 Total 64 5561 54 Cristiano Ronaldo 2017 goals: Competition Games Played Minutes Played Goals La Liga 30 2669 19 Champions League 13 1200 19 Copa del Rey 2 180 1 Supercopa 1 24 1 Club World Cup 2 180 2 Super Cup 1 7 0 Club Total 49 4260 42 World Cup qualifying 6 495 8 International friendlies 1 58 1 Confederations Cup 4 367 2 Total 60 5180 53 As you can see in the tables above, Messi scored more goals than Ronaldo in 2017 but the Portuguese played fewer minutes and scored more evenly in different competitions.On the international stage, Ronaldo has also made his presence felt more than his Argentine rival, scoring a total of 11 goals in as many games for Portugal as they finished third at the Confederations Cup and qualified for the World Cup by finishing top of their group.Messi ultimately came to the rescue for Argentina in spectacular fashion back in October with a hat-trick against Ecuador, but his overall contribution goal-wise in 2017 left plenty to be desired.The Barca star played a total of seven games – five of which were qualifiers – and scored four, three of which came in the aforementioned game against Ecuador.WHO HAS BEEN MORE SUCCESSFUL IN 2017?Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Sevilla 091217When the record books are written they will, without a doubt, look back at 2017 as Ronaldo’s year.The Real Madrid phenomenon carried his tremendous 2016 form into the new year and inspired Zinedine Zidane’s men to back-to-back Champions League glory. Five titles and a clean sweep of individual awards are a testimony to Ronaldo’s relentless pursuit of success and his talismanic role at the heart of one of the most efficient teams of all time.That said, the 32-year-old has noticeably declined during the second half of the year. His meagre tally of four goals in 12 league games was not helped by the five-match ban imposed for a push on a referee at the start of the season and he has only been truly pivotal in the Champions League, where he has hit nine goals in six games in the current edition.While he comes off second-best overall, Messi has set off on an upward trajectory in the second half of the year and he has been central to Barca’s climb to the summit of the Liga this season. He finished with a flourish in El Clasico to suggest the best is yet to come.last_img read more

Miami Quarterback Has A Message For QB Transfer Tate Martell

first_imgtate martell holds a football during a campCORONADO, CA – MAY 27: Tate Martell of Ohio State University attends Steve Clarkson’s 13th Annual Quarterback Retreat on May 27, 2017 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)Tate Martell has officially arrived as the University of Miami.The former Ohio State quarterback has transferred into the Hurricanes’ program following two seasons with the Buckeyes. Martell opted to transfer out of Ohio State’s program after Georgia five-star quarterback Justin Fields decided to transfer to OSU.Martell, a rising redshirt sophomore, will reportedly attempt to gain immediate eligibility at Miami for the 2019 season.The former Ohio State quarterback has hired a lawyer and will be seeking a waiver from the NCAA to be able to play right away. It’s unclear at this point if Martell will be granted that waiver, but those close to him feel he has a strong case, mostly centered on Ohio State’s coaching change.Martell will be joining a crowded quarterback room at Miami.One of those Miami quarterbacks, four-star Jarren Williams, isn’t backing down from any competition.“Nothing excites me more than competition!” Williams tweeted.Nothing excites me more than competition ❗️— Jarren Williams (@Jarren2Williams) January 18, 2019Williams, a dual-threat quarterback, was ranked the No. 5 pro-style QB in the country coming out of high school by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Martell, if he’s made eligible for the 2019 season, will be one of a couple of quarterbacks competing for the starting job, along with Williams.Miami opens its 2019 schedule on Aug. 31 against Florida.last_img read more

Make Jell-O Shots Great Again? JottShots Are Trying To.

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App JottShots/FacebookJell-O shots have always had their time and place (at college parties and tailgates and that’s about it), but might it be time to move beyond those boundaries? Maybe?At least one person thinks so. Entrepreneur and former Wall Streeter Dorian Levy saw an empty slot in the beverage world and set out to fill the void in the pre-packaged gelatin shot market. JottShots are real, and they’re spectacular once you try them. Until then, they can seem really silly.“It’s a unique market phenomenon. It’s weird to have a brand-new category in a product everybody knows,” Levy said. “Typically, [Jell-O shots] vary widely in texture, flavor, and strength. They’re super fun, but they’re a homemade product in the truest sense of the word. We wanted to bring consistency in a product and make it look like a consumer packaged good.”His affinity for Jell-O shots dates back to the early 2000s (whose doesn’t?) when he threw parties for his Wall Street cohorts and made them by hand in a time-consuming and messy manner. One day his boss offered to buy them for him so he didn’t have to miss work. There was only one problem: prepackaged Jell-O shots didn’t exist.The idea to solve that problem stuck in his head until he launched JottShots. Levy hopes to bridge the gap between the fun of college to the more mature setting of a real bar.“Jell-O shots are on the wrong end of respectable,” Levy said. “It bothered me it seems like there’s a choice between nice and fun. I’ve never understood why they’re mutually exclusive.”JottShots/FacebookIt took five years of development for Levy, first with the actual product, a vegan gelatin and neutral spirit product, then the packaging. JottShots come in four flavors: berry, mojito, cherry, and lemon drop. With this variety of options flavors (and consistency of product across the board), Levy says that JottShots have an opportunity to enter arenas — pool parties, nightclubs, cruise liners, sports and music venues — where Jell-O shots were previously missing.According to the suggested instructions for slurping down a shot, you should pull, push, squeeze, and suck. Levy jokingly says fingers and tongues don’t belong in drinks and promotes it with the hashtag #SuckResponsibly.“You don’t have these in lieu of a tequila shot,” Levy said. “They’re part of an experience, an add-on drink. There are better drinks for getting you drunk, but there are none, in my estimation, better for having fun than a Jell-O shot.”“It elicits an emotional response that’s exciting and energetic and might lead to someone doing the worm on a dance floor.”Right now, JottShots are only in Las Vegas — or as Levy called it, the unquestioned “Adult Capital of Fun” — but expansion and new flavors are imminent, he said.“Once you pick up a pack, you wonder, ‘Why would I ever make these again?” Levy said. How to Cure Prosciutto at Home How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktail The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50last_img read more

Deaf Students to Benefit from Literacy Project

first_img Keynote speaker at the event, State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, commended the initiative, which, he said, will ensure greater inclusiveness for the deaf community. Story Highlights More than 400 deaf students in primary and secondary schools are to benefit from a US$2.7-million project aimed at increasing their literacy levels. More than 400 deaf students in primary and secondary schools are to benefit from a US$2.7-million project aimed at increasing their literacy levels.The three-year Partnership for Literacy Enhancement for the Deaf Project is being implemented by the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).Launched on Wednesday (September 13) at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston, the three-year initiative is being rolled out in nine schools operated by the major service providers of deaf education in Jamaica.These are the Danny Williams School for the Deaf; Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf; and Excelsior Primary School Integrated Unit for the Deaf in Kingston; Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf – Kingston and Mandeville campuses; Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf, St. James; May Pen Unit for the Deaf, Clarendon; Port Antonio Unit for the Deaf, Portland; and St.Christopher’s School for the Deaf, St. Ann.A key objective is to facilitate the development of a Jamaican Sign Language (JSL) curriculum that will be incorporated in schools for the deaf by 2020.Keynote speaker at the event, State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, commended the initiative, which, he said, will ensure greater inclusiveness for the deaf community.He hailed the effort to have JSL as a subject in schools across the deaf community by 2020.“To achieve that means that you will have developed a curriculum that can be used in our schools for our hearing-impaired children and can be shared across all our schools. From our perspective at the Ministry, that is critical if we are to ensure that no child is left behind,” he said.Acting Mission Director for USAID, Rebecca Robinson, who brought greetings at the event, noted that the project will assist in developing the capacity of the hearing-impaired community, thereby enabling them to make a meaningful contribution to national development.“The evidence suggests that the deaf has been an underserved population with limited educational opportunities. The timing of this project is impeccable, as it seeks to address the factors that affect language development of deaf students and build a strong foundation for literacy and academic success. Also, it helps to enhance the skills of students, parents and teachers in JSL,” she said.The Partnership for Literacy Enhancement for the Deaf Project got under way in April 2017 and will run until April 2020.In addition to increasing the literacy levels of students and establishing a JSL curriculum, the project will also build the capacity of teachers and empower parents to effectively communicate with their children.One hundred educators of the deaf and 27 deaf culture facilitators/teacher aides serving the deaf community will receive support, and the project will also provide employment opportunities for deaf persons as tutors.The USAID provided a US$2.4-million grant for the undertaking with the remaining US$300,000 contributed by the JAD and its stakeholders.Operating since 1938, the JAD is a non-governmental organisation, which empowers deaf Jamaicans to become effective nation builders.Persons interested in learning JSL can contact the JAD at 970-1778/9, or visit www.jamdeaf.org.jm for more information. Launched on Wednesday (September 13) at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston, the three-year initiative is being rolled out in nine schools operated by the major service providers of deaf education in Jamaica.last_img read more

Grindrod Shipping Secures Loan to Refinance New Ultramaxes

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Singapore-based Grindrod Shipping has received approval for a new term loan facility to finance a portion of the purchase price for its two Ultramax eco newbuild vessels.With the proceeds of the new USD 31.4 million loan, agreed with Japanese financial institution IYO Bank, the company would finance the IVS Okudogo and IVS Prestwick vessels on their delivery in the third quarter of 2019.The facility is expected to have a seven-year term, repayable in quarterly installments with a balloon payment at the end of the repayment schedule, to bear interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 200 basis points per annum and to be secured by, amongst other security, the two newbuild vessels, Grindrod Shipping explained.Additionally, the shipowner has reached an agreement to sell its 2005-built handysize drybulk carrier IVS Kawana for USD 7.8 million and the 2011-built small product tanker Umgeni for USD 8.8 million in two separate transactions.The IVS Kawana is expected to join the new owners on April 30, while the Umgeni is set to be delivered to its buyers by June 30, 2019.last_img read more

Ontario politicians condemn Quebec law obliging citizens to uncover their faces

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario politicians took the unusual step Thursday of using time in the legislature to unanimously condemn a law passed by Quebec that bans anyone from giving or receiving public services with their face covered.Premier Kathleen Wynne said Ontario and Quebec have a very close working relationship, but on this issue they fundamentally disagree.“Religious freedom is part of our identity,” she said. “Forcing people to show their faces when they ride the bus, banning women from wearing a niqab when they pick up a book from the library will only divide us.”The legislation will disproportionately affect women, including those who are sometimes already at the margins, and push them into further isolation, Wynne said.“We have and will continue to grapple with the tough questions that come with diversity,” she said. “It’s not always easy, but that’s what makes it important. If we believe that difference is actually our strength, then we do the work to understand each other and not just tolerate each other but love each other because of our differences.”Quebec’s Bill 62 bans the wearing of face coverings for people giving or receiving a service from the state and it offers a framework outlining how authorities should grant accommodation requests based on religious beliefs.Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has defended the law by saying it is necessary for reasons related to communication, identification and security.Ontario NDP women’s issues critic Peggy Sattler disputed those justifications.“Despite the guise of religious neutrality, Quebec’s legislation appears to be targeted primarily to Muslim women wearing the niqab or burka,” she said. “This bill has nothing to do with secularism or public safety, which is why it is overwhelmingly not supported by municipalities in Quebec and likely unenforceable.”Progressive Conservative Lisa MacLeod called on the Ontario Liberal government to participate as interveners in any charter challenge to the legislation.“The expression of freedom is never strengthened when we try to limit it in others,” she said. “All Canadians have a legal right to their religious beliefs, including in the province of Quebec.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said it’s not Ottawa’s role to challenge the Quebec law, but noted that he believes the Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies to everyone.last_img read more

BC set to introduce pot laws but years of fine tuning likely

first_imgVICTORIA – Incoming marijuana legislation heralds momentous change for the approach to pot, but British Columbia Premier John Horgan questions if everyone will buy into the new legal system this summer.Legislation regulating recreational marijuana in B.C. is expected to be introduced Thursday. The province is one of the last in Canada to table its marijuana rules as the country adapts to legalized pot.Horgan said he expects the country to go through an extensive marijuana learning curve that will see some embracing the ability to purchase pot legally at private or government stores while others may stick to illegal suppliers.“This is a massive change in how the people of B.C. and the people of Canada, in this case, interact with what has been to this point in time a controlled substance,” said Horgan.He said he expects the government will have to amend and modify its regulations as people get used to the new legal marijuana market.Horgan said he’s curious to see if people accept the new regulations and buy from government-sanctioned suppliers or if they continue to seek out local dealers, making a reference to a fictional character who sells pot named Betty.He said some people may say “I’d prefer to support Betty rather than Shoppers Drug Mart or the dispensary X or Y. There are going to be people who hold fast to their traditional ways.”Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said the province’s legislation will not be set in stone.“This is not something that is going to end with the introduction and passage of legislation, but rather is going to be an ongoing evolutionary issue for quite some time to come,” he said.Farnworth said the marijuana regulations will require periods of fine tuning.The B.C. government has already announced that marijuana sales will be allowed through both public and private stores to buyers who are at least 19 years old. Retailers will be prohibited from selling marijuana in stores that also sell alcohol and cigarettes.Farnworth said the legislation in B.C. will not include a definitive pricing policy.last_img read more

Fort St John RCMP hosting Jail n Bail on Wednesday

first_imgMembers of the public will be able to nominate their friends, family members and coworkers to be “arrested” by an RCMP member. The “Person of Interest” can either give their “bail” money to the member or be escorted to the “jail” located in the Canadian Tire parking lot. Once in Jail, the detainee will have to raise their bail money before they can be released. All bail money will be donated to the Cops for Cancer donation drive.Constable Chad Neustaeter said that since May, the three officers have ridden over 2,300 kilometres to train for this year’s tour. Last year’s Jail ‘n’ Bail in Fort St. John raised $21,355.“This is the 17th year for Cops for Cancer Tour de North,” said Cpl. Owen. “In 2017, with support from our communities we raised $353,000. This year our goal is to raise $400K!! We are having an impact against pediatric cancer! 80% of our funds raised go to pediatric cancer research and 20% to Camp Goodtimes. Over 3.2 million dollars has been raised, and over 530,000 kms ridden by Tour de North Riders in the past 16 years.”The Jail ‘n’ Bail is taking place tomorrow at the Canadian Tire parking lot on 93rd Ave. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP will be hosting its annual Jail ‘n’ Bail in the Energetic City on Wednesday.Three members of the Fort St. John RCMP – Rebecca Bojczuk, Joelle Jensen, and Spencer Owen – will be riding over 700 kilometres from Prince George to Prince Rupert in this year’s Cops for Cancer – Tour de North later this month.To help the three officers raise money, the RCMP hosting the Jail & Bail from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., along with a burger barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.last_img read more

UN chief welcomes end of polling in Southern Sudans referendum on selfdetermination

15 January 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the end of the polling period for the referendum on the self-determination of Southern Sudan, and congratulated the people for their patience and peaceful determination to cast their ballots, which characterized voting over the past week. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the end of the polling period for the referendum on the self-determination of Southern Sudan, and congratulated the people for their patience and peaceful determination to cast their ballots, which characterized voting over the past week. Mr. Ban commended the work of the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) in Khartoum and its Bureau in Juba, Southern Sudan’s capital, and of the two parties to the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended two decades of civil war between northern and southern Sudan. He extended his gratitude to all donor countries whose contributions facilitated the referendum process and voiced his appreciation of the work of observer groups that travelled throughout Sudan and overseas to assess the situation. The Secretary-General “calls on the people and institutions of Sudan to exercise patience and restraint until the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission announces the final result of the referendum,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson. The outcome of the 9 to 15 January vote will determine whether the south remains part of Sudan or chooses independence. Sixty per cent of the nearly 4 million registered voters have to cast their ballots for the result to be valid. According to SSRC, preliminary results are expected to be announced by 2 February and, depending on whether appeals are submitted to courts or not, the final result on whether Southern Sudan secedes and becomes the UN’s 193rd Member State or remains part of a united Sudan will be declared on 7 or 14 February. read more

Lebanon 3 UN troops lightly wounded when mortar from Hizbollah side hits

Three members of the Chinese contingent serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) were lightly wounded today when a mortar round from the Hizbollah side impacted inside their headquarters, according to the Force’s preliminary reports.The three received medical assistance inside the position, and their condition is stable, UNIFIL said in a press release.Since the outbreak of hostilities, four UN military observers, one UNIFIL international staff member and his wife were killed. Eleven others have been wounded.Heavy exchanges of fire continued unabated throughout the UNIFIL area of operation in the past 24 hours. Hizbollah fired rockets from various locations, while the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) continued intensive shelling and aerial bombardment across the south. There were four incidents of firing from the Israeli side close to UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura, and positions in the general area of Bayt Yahun and Hula (2). There were three incidents of Hizbollah firing rockets from the vicinity of UNIFIL positions in the general area of Tibnin, At Tiri and Bayt Yahun. UNIFIL strongly protested all these incidents to the Israeli and Lebanese authorities respectively. UNIFIL Hospital in Naqoura provided medical treatment to two wounded Lebanese civilians from the village. The Force also provided medical assistance to the internally displaced people in the village of Ibil as Saqi.UNIFIL provided water to the hospital in Tibnin and to the village of Ibil As Saqi, and dispatched three humanitarian convoys and distributed food donated by the Maronite Archbishop of Tyre and the French Government to civilians in Dibil, Al Jibbain and Alma ash Shab yesterday. read more

Gulfstream deepens challenge to Bombardier with new business jets

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – The battle between the world’s largest business jet manufacturers heated up Tuesday as Gulfstream unveiled two new luxury planes to challenge Bombardier.The division of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) said the G500 and G600 large-cabin aircraft will enter into service in 2018 and 2019.Both versions will be powered with Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PWC800 engines assembled in Quebec and will fly faster and farther than older models while offering some of the features of Gulfstream’s largest plane, the G650.Bombardier Aerospace spokeswoman Aurelie Sabatie said the Montreal-based manufacturer is not worried about its rival’s new aircraft.“It is an evolution in the marketplace that we had anticipated,” she said in an interview.“We have the right airplanes to respond to our customers’ needs and continue to be the manufacturer with the largest portfolio in all segments.”Bombardier sells small cabin Learjets, medium-sized Challengers and high-end Globals.Gulfstream last year overtook Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) as the world’s largest business jet maker by revenue thanks to the success of its G650 long-range large business jet. Bombardier’s response, the Global 7000 and 8000 aircraft, aren’t slated to be delivered until 2016 and 2017.Industry analyst Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group said Gulfstream and French business jet manufacturer Dassault are taking advantage of Bombardier’s “weakened position” by introducing new aircraft.“There are three players at the top end of the market and one of them is completely preoccupied with the CSeries and other challenges,” he said, referring to Bombardier.Aboulafia said Bombardier makes good planes, but delays in introducing new aircraft is giving competitors a several-year advantage.“Having the market to yourself for five years that’s a very unusual event in the world of aerospace.”Aboulafia added that Gulfstream’s use of Pratt & Whitney’s PW800 series engine will restore the Montreal-area engine maker’s presence in the high-end business jet market.The Pratt engine will be assembled and tested at its Mirabel aerospace centre north of Montreal. It wasn’t immediately clear how many jobs may be created to make the Gulfstream engines.The new Gulfstream planes have list prices of US$45.5 million and US$54.5 million, compared with US$50 million and US$62 million for Bombardier’s Global 5000 and 6000 planes.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter Gulfstream deepens challenge to Bombardier with new business jets by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 14, 2014 3:44 pm MDT read more

Mosul 200000 more people could be displaced as battle nears Old City

“The numbers of people fleeing their homes in western Mosul are overwhelming,” said Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq Lise Grande in a press release from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Since military operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) began in Mosul seven months ago, nearly 700,000 people have been displaced, including 500,000 people from the city’s western neighbourhoods. Iraqi Security Forces have made rapid gains in north-west Mosul and ISIL terrorists are reportedly surrounded in the west of the city.“The military battle in Mosul isn’t over yet and even when it is, the emergency will continue for months… Hundreds of thousands of lives are at stake,” said Ms. Grande, stressing the need to re-double efforts to mobilize more resources to assist the people in need.She said many are lacking food and haven’t had access to safe drinking water and medicines for weeks or months.Acknowledging the generosity of people in other parts of Mosul who are opening their homes for displaced families, she said: “Without this support, the camps would have been overwhelmed long ago.”To date, the $985 million appeal for Iraq is less than 30 per cent funded. About $331 million is being sought for the Mosul assistance. read more

Arctique lHomme de Léonard de Vinci disparait avec la banquise

first_imgArctique : l’Homme de Léonard de Vinci disparait avec la banquiseLe célèbre “Homme de Vitruve” de Leonard de Vinci s’est mué en homme de glace dans l’Arctique, le temps d’une campagne destinée à tirer la sonnette d’alarme sur le recul de la banquise. Cette année, cette dernière est tombée près du minimum record de 2007, selon Greenpeace.C’est une campagne tout à fait originale qui a été mise en place sur une région de la banquise arctique en Norvège. Une opération destinée à alerter une nouvelle fois les populations sur la fonte des glaces. Mais si le message véhiculé ne sort pas trop de l’ordinaire, c’est surtout la manière utilisée qui s’avère très innovante. John Quigley, artiste spécialisé dans l’art aérien, a en effet reproduit le dessin le plus connu de Léonard de Vinci, l’Homme de Vitruve, à environ 800 kilomètres du pôle Nord, sur un bloc de glace d’une superficie équivalente à quatre piscines olympiques, explique l’AFP.Cette reproduction de l’oeuvre du génie italien a été recomposée à l’aide de bandes de cuivre utilisées pour fabriquer des panneaux solaires mais qui ont cette fois-ci été posées sur la glace. Le principe est simple : avoir une conception claire et imagée de la quantité de glace disparue. Ainsi, la version polaire de l”Homme de Vitruve”, amputé avec deux bras droits et une jambe fondus dans la mer, illustre parfaitement la disparition de la banquise. Une représentation qui symbolise également les idées de son auteur : “Le changement climatique dévore littéralement le corps de notre civilisation”, a expliqué l’artiste dans une vidéo publiée par Greenpeace.Cette initiative intervient alors que l’étendue de la banquise de l’Arctique s’approche du plus bas observé en 2007, menaçant l’écosystème de la région polaire, révèle l’AFP. En effet, depuis que les mesures ont commencé à être prises en 1979, l’étendue moyenne de la banquise n’a jamais été aussi réduite en août que cette année, excepté en 2007 selon le Centre national américain de données sur la neige et la glace (NSIDC).La banquise pourrait disparaitre en été d’ici quelques décenniesÀ lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Si l’Homme de Vitruve alarme déjà sur la situation, la fonte des glaces pourrait s’avérer bien plus grave qu’on ne le pense. D’après divers scénarios envisagés, la banquise de l’Arctique pourrait totalement disparaitre en été d’ici quelques dizaines d’années. Toutefois, ceci n’est pas une mauvaise nouvelle pour tout le monde. Grâce à un tel phénomène, les compagnies pétrolières espèrent avoir accès à des réserves jusqu’alors hors d’atteinte. Sans oublier que le recul de la banquise représente aussi une opportunité pour le transport maritime avec l’ouverture de voies commerciales plus courtes. Pour la petite histoire, Léonard de Vinci réalisa l’Étude de proportions du corps humainselon Vitruve aux alentours de 1492. Un extrait du texte de Vinci l’accompagnant expliquait alors : “La Nature a distribué les mesures du corps humain comme ceci”…Le 11 septembre 2011 à 15:23 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Pour une castration des porcelets toute en douceur

first_imgPour une castration des porcelets toute en douceurLa castration des porcelets destiné à donner un meilleur goût à la viande fait depuis longtemps polémique. Mais dès cette année, la pratique ne devrait plus se faire que sous anesthésie. La castration chirurgicale devrait ensuite être abandonnée à partir de 2018. Les porcelets sont castrés pour enrayer les comportements agressifs ou sexuels indésirables mais surtout pour éviter le développement de l’odeur de verrat dans la viande. Or, l’intervention se révèle très douloureuse pour les animaux alors qu’elle se fait encore la plupart du temps sans anesthésie. Une pratique qui suscite de nombreuses critiques et qui a motivé la recherche de solutions alternatives par souci du bien-être animal, sans qu’aucune ne soit pourtant réellement mise en place.  À lire aussiFarines animales : Bruxelles autorise la réutilisation pour les poissons d’élevageIl y a peu, la Fédération belge des abattoirs (Febev) a ainsi laissé entendre que le 1er janvier 2012 signifierait la fin de la castration à vif des porcelets. Malheureusement, la réalité n’est pas aussi positive. En effet, d’après la Déclaration de Bruxelles, les porcelets se verront, dans le meilleur des cas, administrer un simple analgésique à partir de 2012. “Cela revient à prendre une aspirine avant de se faire arracher une dent chez le dentiste”, a commenté Michel Vandenbosch, le président de Global Action in the Interest of Animals (GAIA), association qui défend les droits des animaux. Il faut tout de même relever qu’une alternative existe déjà depuis 2009 : un vaccin Improvac qui prévient l’apparition de l’odeur de verrat. Mais celui-ci est encore peu utilisé. Le 9 septembre dernier, GAIA a lancé une vaste campagne contre la castration des porcelets clamant “Laissez les pendouiller”. A cette occasion, près de 10.000 hommes ont accepté de laisser leur caleçon chez eux comme l’avait proposé l’association. Par ailleurs, si les avancées sont lentes dans le domaine, des initiatives sont tout de même à mettre en avant quant au respect des nouvelles normes sur la castration des porcelets. Depuis le 1er janvier, la chaîne de supermarchés Lidl, sur le modèle de la chaine belge Colruyt, s’est ainsi engagé à ne plus vendre de viande issue de porcelets castrés chirurgicalement.Le 4 janvier 2012 à 11:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more