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first_imgGin is easily the most magical spirit; the myriad botanical infusions invite comparisons to alchemy and the cocktails they fill are no less than elixirs of the gods. Understanding all this, Hendrick’s Gin — which is known for its unusual approach to, well, everything — has revealed an otherworldly expansion to its distillery: the Hendrick’s Gin Palace.And palatial it is. Nestled in Girvan, Scotland, at Hendrick’s headquarters, this Victorian-inspired marvel sits behind an iron-hinged door and an impenetrable brick wall. Inside, at the end of a grass-lined path, is an imposing glass and iron building with hothouses serving as its wings. These greenhouse wings hold a variety of flora that can be tinkered with in the central conservatory.But what does that mean for the gin? America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene The $17 million palace also includes two still houses which have made Hendrick’s Gin over the past year. The unique stills reside under a stained glass skylight, adding to their already ethereal, anachronistic presence. The increased capacity they provide should meet the global demand for this increasingly-popular gin and any future iterations.The botanicals in the hothouses and proximity of the stills will help master distiller Lesley Gracie discover new ways to complement the existing recipe. (The on-site bar will certainly aid in any taste tests, which we humbly volunteer for.)“I’ve been distilling Hendrick’s for almost 20 years,” said Grace in a statement. “I’m thrilled and excited to take full advantage of our wonderful new distillery and begin working on a line of experimental liquids, some of which will hopefully blossom into future releases and potential new expressions of Hendrick’s.”One such expression is Orbium, a quininated gin offset by blue lotus blossom, which crosses the pond in early December. Orbium also adds wormwood to the mix, so it brings the notes of gin’s common companions — tonic and vermouth — to the forefront.Unfortunately, if you want to peek behind the magic curtain (or rather, the 13-foot brick wall), you’ll need to be a VIP as determined by Hendrick’s ambassadors. The exclusivity just makes the facility feel even more like a Victorian, gin-fueled, Willy Wonka fever dream. Hopefully, those restrictions will ease with time, but we’ll soon have exciting new gin to enjoy in one of these many classic gin cocktails while we wait for our golden tickets. 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Editors’ Recommendations Next 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic The Best American Gin Previous 1 of 3 The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in Americalast_img read more

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first_imgzoom Marine fuel logistics company Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has decided to acquire H.E.C. Europe Limited (H.E.C.), a parent company of Hellenic Environmental Center and a group of companies providing port reception facilities services (the HEC Group).As informed, Aegean Marine Petroleum inked a definitive agreement to buy all of the outstanding share capital of H.E.C from its shareholders for USD 367 million.The sellers are companies owned and controlled by Dimitris Melisanidis — Aegean’s founder and former Head of Corporate Development — and certain members of his family, and members of the Agiostratitis family.“For the past several quarters, the board and senior management have contemplated strategic options for Aegean reflecting the prospects of the traditional bunkering business, the challenges associated with the transition towards a market with a different product mix and the ever-growing needs of the shipping industry for greener products and services,” Yiannis Papanicolaou, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aegean, stated.“The acquisition of H.E.C. (…) is our first decisive step in the direction of combining higher profitability for our shareholders with environmental sustainability and social accountability. Our next priority is the elaboration of a roadmap to operate successfully within the new landscape post-2020 IMO regulatory changes and beyond,” Papanicolaou added.Aegean said it expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to adjusted earnings per share in year one.With the acquisition, the parties aim to achieve goals such as synergy potential, improved utilization of geographic footprint,”utility-like” business model, entry into an untapped market, increased long-term customer base, growth opportunities and positive financial impact.“The acquisition of H.E.C. enables Aegean to pursue a complementary high margin business with global growth opportunities, while simultaneously enabling the group to continue the optimization of its global asset base and infrastructure,” Jonathan McIlroy, Aegean’s President, commented.“The combination of Aegean and H.E.C., two companies that I have been involved with since their creation, unites two businesses that are essential to shipping. Just as Aegean has grown to become a worldwide brand synonymous with (…) physical supply of bunker fuels, H.E.C.’s business has the opportunity to expand globally,” Dimitris Melisanidis, Founder of both Aegean and H.E.C., said.The closing of the acquisition is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions.Separately, Aegean said it expects to report a net loss of USD 28.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. The quarter was impacted by USD 14.5 million of non-recurring charges and USD 12 million of losses that impeded the company’s performance.last_img read more

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first_img $32.8 million was added to the economy by the event. In 2007 a similar event generated $27.5 million. $2.5 million was collected in direct and fuel taxes, up $400,000 from 2007. 94,000 visitors from outside the province attended, compared with 60,000 in 2007. 80,000 visitors at outports in rural Nova Scotia attended, compared with 60,000 in 2007. The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, Atlantic Superstore, Halifax Seaport and many other public companies also contributed to the success of the festival with generous support. The Canadian Navy also supported the event by providing barges, boats, harbour security and volunteers. And it will play another large role in a waterfront event this summer. “Halifax will be ‘the place’ to be in Canada during the week of June 28 to July 2,” said Capt. Craig Walkington, Maritime Forces Atlantic Canadian Naval Centennial Co-ordinator. “An international fleet of over 22 visiting naval vessels, accompanied by the Atlantic Canadian Fleet, will assemble in Halifax to formally celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy.” There will be a fly-past of the internationally renowned Snowbirds and other maritime aircraft and 5,000 to 7,000 visiting sailors are expected to attend the week-long celebration. Planning for Tall Ships 2009 began more than two years in advance, as more than 40 ships and 2,000 sailors attended the five-day Halifax event. From Halifax, ships visited ports in Lunenburg, Port Hawkesbury, Louisbourg, Sydney, Pictou and Pugwash. The next Tall Ships event is expected to be held in 2012. Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd. is a provincial Crown corporation that manages the provincially owned land along the waterfronts from Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Lunenburg. It created the Park After Dark pilot program that provides an affordable, safe alternative for the overnight winter parking ban, and is a presenter of the Waterfront Winterfest, Feb. 26-28. The 2009 Tall Ships event injected $32.8 million into the economy and drew 94,000 out-of-province visitors, the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited said today, Jan. 29. “The Halifax waterfront is the most visited destination in the province and a unique stage for events like Tall Ships,” said Colin MacLean, president and CEO, Waterfront Development Corporation Limited. “We are always impressed with the financial support the events receive, along with the overwhelming dedication from one thousand volunteers to ensure success.” The province, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Halifax Regional Municipality all invested in the event. “The return generated from these events is particularly encouraging given these tough economic times,” said Lenore Zann, ministerial assistant for Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “Tall Ships hold great appeal for Nova Scotians and visitors to our province and are a great example of using our rich and colourful past to create economic benefits today.” “The government of Canada is pleased to have contributed to the Tall Ships success story,” said MP Gerald Keddy, on behalf of Keith Ashfield, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. “This strategic investment through ACOA’s ICF program, helped communities around the province capitalize on, and benefit from, their natural strengths in hosting a major regional tourism initiative like Tall Ships.” Key findings of the economic impact report from TM Solutionsinc and Kelco Consulting Limited include:last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Gold prices on Thursday crossed the Rs 38,000-mark for the first time by soaring Rs 550 to hit a fresh high of Rs 38,470 per 10 gram here, as investors continued to prefer the precious metal as a safe-haven asset amid the ongoing US-China trade tensions and over domestic economic concerns. Crossing the Rs 44,000-mark, silver surged Rs 630 to hit Rs 44,300 per kg.last_img

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first_imgSrinagar: Normal life remained affected in Kashmir on Saturday though authorities lifted the restrictions re-imposed a day earlier in some parts of the Valley as a precautionary measure. Authorities have been imposing restrictions in vulnerable areas of Kashmir every Friday, apprehending that vested interests might exploit the large gatherings at big mosques and shrines to fuel protests. A police spokesperson said that the Friday prayers passed off peacefully. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Centre has taken unprecedented security measures in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5 following its decisions to abrogate Article 370 and reorganise J-K into two Union Territories. Though restrictions have been eased, most markets and other business establishments remained closed on Saturday while public transport was off the roads across the Valley, officials said. Some private vehicles could be seen plying in parts of the city. Government offices were open but attendance in many was thin due to lack of public transport, they said, adding offices at district headquarters registered normal attendance. The efforts of the state government to open schools have not borne any fruit as parents continued to keep the kids at home due to apprehensions about their safety. Landline telephone services have been restored across the Valley but mobile telephony and internet services on all platforms are suspended since 34 days.last_img read more

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first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Wildfire Service is asking the public for help to prevent wildfires this long weekend.While the wildfire activity so far this year has been relatively normal, the Wildfire Service says the month of August is typically the most active part of the province’s wildfire season.They say human-caused wildfires are the leading factor, which is preventable but makes up about 58 percent of this year’s wildfires in B.C. “Human-caused fires are completely preventable and unnecessarily divert crucial firefighting resources from naturally occurring wildfires. From April 1 until noon on July 31, 2019, the B.C. Wildfire Service responded to 579 wildfires throughout B.C., 58 percent of which were human-caused.”While campfires are currently allowed in all areas of the province, the Wildfire Service is reminding British Columbians to practice responsible fire use by assessing their environment and keeping an ample supply of water nearby to fully extinguish any recreational fire they light.For up-to-date wildfire information, you can visit gov.bc.ca/wildfirebans.last_img read more

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Under the influence of the system, showers or thundershowers with cloudy conditions are expected to continue over most parts of the island and surrounding sea areas. The Department of Meteorology said that the low pressure area in the south of Sri Lanka is now located to the south-west of Sri Lanka. It is likely to develop further and move to west- Northwestward, towards the Arabian Sea. The Department of Meteorology said that fairly strong gusty winds (up to 50 kmph) can be expected particularly over North and North-Central provinces and in Galle, Matara, Matale and Trincomalee districts.Fairly heavy falls (75-100 mm) can be expected at some places particularly in Eastern, Uva, North-Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle, Matara and Mannar districts. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. (Colombo Gazette) Three fishermen have been reported missing as strong winds lashed coastal areas in the country.The three fishermen had set out to sea from Nayaru in Mullaitivu despite a warning issued by the Department of Meteorology yesterday and today. read more

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by Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 14, 2017 5:30 am MDT Last Updated Jan 14, 2017 at 6:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – It was the first full week back from Christmas vacation for Justin Trudeau, and the hangover lasted all week long.Even as the prime minister sought to put a bold new face on his cabinet Tuesday and then set off to shed his image of privilege and meet with regular folks at their local coffee shops, questions about his trip to the Bahamas followed him everywhere.Details of the Caribbean expedition have seeped out slowly, with Trudeau only reluctantly admitting where he went, who he was with, how he got there, and what they all talked about. He also acknowledges he didn’t check with the ethics commissioner beforehand, but the prime minister says he is certain she will eventually give her blessing to the helicopter ride that took him to the Aga Khan’s private island.Conflict of interest allegations aside, the week in federal politics was notable for a few concrete developments: dealing with Donald Trump; not dealing with electoral reform; and pending changes for affordable housing. Here’s how politics touched Canadian lives this week.DEALING WITH THE DONALDTrudeau had a few goals in shuffling his cabinet — demoting poor performers, beefing up portfolios that embody new priorities. But dealing with the global and Canadian repercussions of Trump is clearly weighing heavily on the entire Liberal government.Trump’s policies are nowhere near being fully fleshed out, but it’s obvious they will have deep implications for Canada’s export and investment flows, trade policy, foreign and defence policy, our currency and our economic growth.Chrystia Freeland has been designated the point person to handle the fallout, promoted to the position of foreign affairs minister but also maintaining key parts of her previous portfolio at international trade. She is known as a sharp and strategic minister, and the hope is she will be able to talk down the more egregious elements of Trump’s approach.The appointment of former immigration minister John McCallum to the position of ambassador to China is also key. That’s because Trump is signalling he will have an adversarial relationship with China at a time when the Trudeau government has made a point of cosying up. McCallum has the trust of Trudeau to tread carefully.WALKING BACK ELECTORAL REFORMThe much-repeated, unequivocal Liberal campaign promise to make 2015 the last election under the first-past-the-post voting system is in a lot of trouble.After months of discord, stagnation and conflict on the file, Trudeau is no longer repeating the promise. Instead, he is reminding the public that he used to favour a ranked ballot system — even though that system has been widely panned by experts and opposition parties.And he replaced controversial democratic institutions minister Maryam Monsef this week with rookie Karina Gould, without mentioning the need for her to set up a new way of voting.Gould won’t repeat the promise either.PORTABLE HELP FOR HOUSINGThere’s word this week that the federal government is contemplating a new type of benefit that would help low-income Canadians pay their rent every month.The benefit would come in the form of a portable rent supplement, attached to individual people and tied to their income levels.Traditionally, government help for affordable housing comes in the form of building more homes or subsidizing the rent on certain units. But the affordable housing situation is deteriorating — and government-run building projects are slow, while rent subsidies aren’t flexible enough to deal with low-income people who need to move.A portable rent supplement could nicely complement these efforts but not replace them, advocates warn.The federal government is in the midst of crafting a long-term national housing strategy and is expected to finish it early this year. Trump fallout, elections and paying rent: 3 ways politics touched us this week read more

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“As with most sessions of the General Assembly, we are sharing, yet again our common fears and frustrations in a world that is going wrong. We have no stories except fleeting moments, to fill our sinking hearts with hope in our near or distant future. Ours is a narrative of mounting challenges and doubts,” the Prime Minister told the 67th Assembly’s General Debate at UN Headquarters in New York.“Deep in our hearts, we know that our very survival on this fragile planet is under threat. Yet, we share no common vision and fail to think and act in concert and with faith. And so, we find ourselves being overwhelmed by the forces that our irresponsible and discordant actions have unleashed,” he added. “All that we have achieved individually, as nations, as regions and as a species, face the threat of loss and reversal. As we argue and falter, the world we have built is falling apart.”The Bhutanese leader cited climate change and its impact on ecosystems, the depletion of natural resources due to the growth in extractive industries, growing costs in food and energy, a rise in the number of conflicts as well as looming conflicts, economic insecurity, and a lack of respect for human rights as among the ills affecting the world.However, he noted, despite the slew of challenges on the international agenda, the realization that the world’s problems – be they economic, social, ecological or political – are interconnected has helped.“Although the United Nations has been a house of gloom in recent years, it does have its shining moments, projecting rays of hope,” he said, noting the Assembly’s past acceptance of well-being and happiness as a developmental goal “binding all of humanity with a common vision and pursuit – that it should bring about a holistic, sustainable and inclusive approach to development.”The small Himalayan kingdom has introduced a new measurement of national prosperity, focussing on people’s well-being rather than economic productivity – in recent years, there has been growing interest in this concept, known as ‘gross national happiness.’ In 2011, the General Assembly adopted a resolution, sometimes referred to as the ‘happiness resolution,’ which noted, inter alia, that the traditional gross domestic product indicator “does not adequately reflect the happiness and well-being of people in a country.”That Assembly resolution led to Bhutan hosting a high-level meeting on the new economic paradigm at UN Headquarters in April, with hundreds of participants from governments, academia, civil society and religious bodies. The outcome of the conference also informed negotiations related to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Brazil in June.Rio+20 was attended by some 100 world leaders, along with more than 40,000 representatives from non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society, all seeking to help shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection. At the end of the gathering, participants agreed on an outcome document which called for a wide range of actions, such as beginning the process to establish sustainable development goals (SDGs).Referring to the outcome document, Prime Minister Thinley noted that it “fell far short of what we ought to have achieved” with many people seeing it as a missed opportunity. “Not so my country and people who, with minimum expectations, came away with reason for hope. The agreement to develop universal sustainable development goals that would integrate the economic, environmental and social dimensions of development was a substantive outcome, consistent with the (General Assembly) resolution and the efforts that my own country is taking,” Prime Minister Thinley said.He added, “What inspired me even more at Rio was the indomitable spirit of the hundreds of side events, several of which I was honoured to participate in. These were organized by civil society, grassroots organizations and the private sector. They came to share best practices and learn from each other but, more importantly, to demonstrate that sustainable development was not just an idle dream but that there are individuals and organizations who are breathing and living lives to realize what is profound and necessary.”The Bhutanese leader said he was also inspired by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s appointment of a High-Level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The eight MDGs, agreed on by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, set specific targets on poverty alleviation, education and environmental stability, in addition to other areas.In his speech, the Prime Minister said that Bhutan has benefited from the international community throughout its 42 years of UN membership in the United Nations, while his country has provided “modest although focused” contributions to it in the areas such as the cause of peace, development, and the rule of law – and re-affirmed that his country is seeking a seat on the Security Council for the 2013-2014 term. “As a responsible member of the international community, committed to the principles enshrined in the UN Charter, Bhutan is now prepared and seeks to engage directly in the process of building a more secure world through non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council,” he noted. “This we regard, not only as a privilege, but also, as a responsibility of UN membership.”“Never having served nor sought membership on the Council before, we are convinced that all states, regardless of size, population, level of development, must be permitted the opportunity to contribute by bringing diversity of thought, approach and indeed, their will, to the work of the Council,” he said.Prime Minister Thinley is one of scores of world leaders and other high-level officials presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

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Ohio State redshirt junior linebacker Dante Booker intercepts a pass in the second quarter of the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Sept. 30. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 9 Ohio State released its Week 13 depth chart ahead of its matchup against No. 24 Michigan. The only changes made from last week’s depth chart came from special teams.At kickoff specialist, freshman Blake Haubeil was named as the only starter at the position, no longer being listed as a co-starter with redshirt junior Sean Nuernberger.There were no other changes made to the depth chart. Redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley was still listed as co-starter at middle linebacker with redshirt freshman Tuf Borland despite starting outside last week in the place of redshirt junior linebacker Dante Booker. Booker, who has missed the past two games with an injury, was listed as a co-starter at the position alongside sophomore Malik Harrison. However, Booker was cleared by head coach Urban Meyer on Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference.Here is the rest of the depth chart: read more

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first_imgSamsung is one of the leading providers of flash memory chips, and there’s a good chance your devices have Samsung NAND chips inside offering anywhere from 8GB to 64GB of storage. Just recently Samsung started mass producing 128GB chips too, using its 20nm manufacturing process.While 20nm chips may be the standard today, Samsung is already thinking ahead and has announced production of 10nm chips is now underway. 10nm 64GB eMMC (embedded multimedia card) Pro Class 2000 chips will make their way into smartphones and tablets, but a new JEDEC interface standard needs to be approved first.The 10nm chips are 20% smaller and offer a 30% performance gain over existing parts. To put that in context, existing eMMC typically has random read and write speeds of 1,500 and 3,500 IOPS respectively. Samsung’s new memory achieves 2,000 IOPS write speeds and 5,000 IOPS read speeds. Similarly, overall bandwidth has been improved significantly from 140MB/s to 260MB/s for reads. Writes remain the same speed at 50MB/s.Gadget manufacturers will be happy to have faster memory available to use, but even happier with the space saving they offer. The new chips measure 11.5 x 13mm compared to today’s 12 x 16mm parts. And in a device like a smartphone, every millimeter counts.Samsung doesn’t expect to get a new interface standard agreed until next year, meaning we probably wont see 10nm memory used in smartphones and tablets until at least late 2013. Even so, with production already underway there’s not going to be any shortages if someone like Apple decides to use them in a new iPhone or iPad.More at Samsung, via Engadgetlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One of Athens’ inherent problems resurfaced last week, when a 11-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet in a schoolyard in the suburb of Acharnai (Menidi), in the north-west of Athens. The incident took place late in the afternoon during the school graduation ceremony. The boy fell on the ground and it was first assumed that he had passed out, the blood on his head being a result of the fall.He was immediately transferred to the ‘Agia Sophia’ Children Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The autopsy showed a bullet in the base of his skull as the cause of death. Authorities believe that it had come from a gun fired in the neighbourhood and have since begun a thorough investigation to discover the perpetrator, raiding more than 30 houses and confiscating guns and ammunition. The police arrested a 23-year-old man, who admitted to firing a gun on the night in question, but denied that it was a 9mm pistol of the kind believed to have shot the fatal bullet. He was sentenced to 40 months in jail (with a three-year suspension) for manslaughter, by a misdemeanors court. However, since the tragic event, the area has been in turmoil, with citizens protesting against the Roma population who inhabit the neighbourhood, accusing them of unlawful behaviour, gun possession, and crime.Perched on the south of Mount Parnitha, Acharnai is the fourth-largest municipality of Athens, and one of the most disadvantaged. Plagued by poverty and high rates of crime, the area has been the epicentre of upheaval since the boy’s death. Last Friday two houses near the school were firebombed by unknown perpetrators, presumably under the assumption that the gun owner was staying in one of them. Following that, dozens of protesters gathered at the local suburban railway station, shouting insults and throwing stones and firebombs towards the Roma encampment on the other side of the tracks. Their protest was met with shots in the air, leading to police intervention. On Tuesday, after a three day upheaval, Acharnai residents rallied in front of the Ministry of Citizens’ Protection, demanding the implementation of security and policing measures that have been promised to them since 2015, specifically for a new police station near the school where the tragedy took place, and which was vandalised and looted in the past.From their part, the leaders of the Greek Roma community issued a statement expressing their grief for the tragic death of the boy “who could have been the child of anyone on Earth”, and calling for the authorities to shed light to the incident, and for the Greek government to finally stop the policies that prevent Roma integration and force them to live in ghettos.last_img read more

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first_imgBrûlure : symptômes, causes, traitement, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Les brûlures sont des lésions cutanées dont la gravité fait l’objet d’une classification sous la forme de degré. Elle peut aller d’une simple rougeur à une lésion majeure engageant le pronostic vital.Qu’est-ce qu’une brûlure ?La peau de l’homme est composée de trois couches distinctes : l’épiderme, le derme et l’hypoderme. C’est en fonction de la couche impactée par la brûlure que sera déterminée la profondeur de la lésion et, par conséquent, son degré : brûlure au 1er degré, brûlure au 2e degré, et brûlure au 3e degré. Mais d’autres paramètres entrent en ligne de compte pour déterminer la gravité du dommage corporel subi. C’est le cas notamment de l’étendue de la lésion, de la zone touchée, de la durée de l’exposition ou encore de l’âge de la victime. Il faut savoir que la peau joue un rôle de protection majeur contre les infections. Le fait qu’elle ne soit plus totalement intègre augmente inévitablement le risque infectieux.Quels sont les symptômes de la brûlure ?Les manifestations cliniques des brûlures varieront en fonction de l’étendue et de la profondeur des lésions. Ainsi, les brûlures au 1er degré se limitent à l’épiderme, soit à la couche externe de la peau. Elles se traduisent principalement par des rougeurs, un petit œdème et une légère sensibilité de la peau. Les brûlures au 2e degré, elles, affectent à la fois l’épiderme et le derme. Elles sont logiquement plus douloureuses et se caractérisent souvent par la formation de cloques. La cicatrisation est plus longue. Quant aux brûlures au 3e degré, elles touchent la couche cutanée la plus profonde, c’est-à-dire l’hypoderme, et peuvent atteindre les muscles, les nerfs et de nombreuses autres structures organiques. Enfin, les brûlures par inhalation, elles, peuvent entraîner des difficultés respiratoires graves.Quelles sont les causes de brûlure ?Les brûlures cutanées peuvent être occasionnées par différents éléments ou facteurs environnementaux. Elles peuvent être induites par contact direct avec une flamme, un liquide chaud, un objet incandescent. À lire aussiEn images : effacer un tatouage au laser, oui mais comment ?Mais elles peuvent également résulter d’une trop longue exposition aux rayons ultraviolets du soleil (coups de soleil) ou, plus rarement, par une exposition à un courant électrique (électrocution). Enfin, il existe également des brûlures dites “chimiques”. Celles-ci sont provoquées par l’inhalation de gaz toxiques susceptibles d’affecter les voies respiratoires.Quels sont les traitements de la brûlure ?La prise en charge de la brûlure dépendra essentiellement du degré de l’atteinte. Ainsi, les brûlures superficielles nécessitent l’application de compresses humides afin de limiter l’œdème. Les brûlures avec cloques, elles, doivent faire l’objet d’une consultation médicale pour limiter les risques d’infection, et du suivi d’un traitement antalgique adapté. Pour les brûlures graves (3e degré), une prise en charge hospitalière est inévitable, car il sera nécessaire d’enlever chirurgicalement les tissus brûlés et de recouvrir les lésions d’un tissu cutané.Le 27 juillet 2017 à 12:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_img KUSI Newsroom Road rage fight leads to stabbing in Chula Vista KUSI Newsroom, November 27, 2018 Updated: 1:26 PMcenter_img Posted: November 27, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Road rage led to a crash, a fight, and a deadly stabbing alongside the Chula Vista Golf Course.Chula Vista Police Department identified the victim in Tuesday’s fatal stabbing as Horace Williams, 36-year-old from National City.According to police a man in his thirties was allegedly driving aggressively and “ticked” off the suspect, 60-year-old Rickey Smith.The suspect in the stabbing remained on scene and surrendered to officers without incident said police.Officers believe a folding-blade knife was the stabbing weapon, was found on his belt.Witnesses say they were threatening and provoking each other when one driver decided to throw a bottle at the other car. The road rage culminated and the older driver’s white pickup truck collided with the silver minivan.Rickey Smith was arrested for murder and will be booked into County Jail. Detectives from the Crimes of Violence Unit are continuing their investigation. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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first_imgHere are the rest of this week’s people on the move…The Nation has named Steph Burt (pictured) and Carmen Giménez Smith poetry editors, starting in mid-September. Both newly named editors are authors, with several titles to their name. Burt is a professor of English at Harvard University, while Giménez Smith is a professor of English at Virginia Tech.Garrett Kai has been promoted to Vice President, General Manager of Agency Services at Bonnier Corp. In his new position, Kai will help expand the company’s agency services offerings throughout the country. He most recently headed the company’s Motorcycle Group in-house marketing agency, QuickShift.CNN has hired Hadas Gold, where she will cover the European politics, media and business beat. Gold joins CNN from POLITICO, where she served as a media and political reporter for the last five years.Informa Marketing Services has named John Ecke VP of products and Scott Harris VP of sales enablement. Ecke formerly served as VP, digital products at Penton Ag, while Harris most recently worked as VP, sales and marketing at IDG TechNetwork.Yahoo Finance has hired Amanda Fung as editor. Fung joins Yahoo Finance from Crain’s New York Business, where she served as web editor.HMP Communications has appointed Hilary Gates as program director of EMS World Expo, a conference and trade show for EMS professionals. Gates serves as a paramedic in Alexandria, Virgina and is also a freelance writer and adjunct professor. Hearst Magazines has announced Jon Gluck as executive director, editorial talent, development and special projects. Starting in early September, he will oversee senior-level editorial recruitment for Hearst Magazines’ new launches and print brands, as well as magazine development. Gluck formerly served as managing editor of Vogue.“To say that the industry is going through an exciting period of change is an understatement,” says David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines in a statement. “Jon will play a central role in the transformation of our U.S. media business, both as we evolve our existing businesses, and acquire and start new ones.”“In addition to identifying and fostering talent, Jon will help create new brands and partnerships and strengthen existing ones as we double-down on development,” says chief content officer Joanna Coles in a company statement. “Following on the success of our premiere issues of The Pioneer Woman and Airbnbmag, we’re more focused than ever on accelerating the process from idea to introduction.”Additionally, Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM) has appointed Roselle Schjong as senior director of research and insights. Schjong formerly worked as the executive director of insights and sales services at Condé Nast.last_img read more

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first_img Aston Martin The Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato stuns even in renderings General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 81 Photos Car Industry 69 Photos Comments Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 1 Tags 68 Photos GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Aston Martin,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan Comment 18 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 71 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 3 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 26 Photos Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky.center_img 10 Photos 12 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Superluxury Cars Sports Cars Coupes Share your voice Enlarge ImageZagato’s latest creation is based on the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Aston Martin In September, Aston Martin announced it would celebrate the 100th anniversary of Italian design house Zagato with the launch of both a DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and a DBS GT Zagato. While back then we had just a simple line drawing to spark our imagination, Aston Martin on Monday revealed more detailed renderings of the new car.The new model is based on the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, which is quite the looker already, but Zagato’s handiwork makes the new DBS GT Zagato even lovelier. Note the Zagato-signature double-bubble roof and hood, the wraparound windshield and the dramatic rounded tail. The roof plunges down to the rear of the car, replacing the standard rear window. There are new front fenders, new wheels, a new grille and even restyled headlights. The basic shape of the DBS Superleggera carries through, but Zagato’s interpretation is even more dramatic.The car forms half of the DBZ Centenary Collection, with the other half the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation. Like prior DB4 Continuation models, it’ll be a brand-new version of the classic DB4 model. The two cars will be sold together, with each of the 19 pairs planned to start at £6 million, or nearly $8 million. As the included renderings show, the DB4 GT Zagato builds on the design of the beautiful original.Aston Martin and Zagato first collaborated nearly six decades ago, so the DBZ Centenerary Collection is certainly something special. Aston will build the DBS Superleggera at its Gaydon headquarters, with the first deliveries to customers slated for the fourth quarter of 2020. The first DB4 GT Zagato Continuations will arrive in customer hands about a year earlier, built at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, UK. Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Tags 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 49 Photos 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering More about 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Share your voice Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  More From Roadshow 6 Photos 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Preview • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: Beast mode 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 52 Photos 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader More From Roadshowlast_img read more

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first_img1:51 Tags null Stuber cast relives its craziest Uber experiences Share your voice Uber is testing out making all of its services available via one subscription. Uber Uber is reportedly testing a new monthly subscription that would combine its Uber Eats food delivery service with car, bike and scooters rides. The new deal is being piloted in San Francisco and Chicago, according to TechCrunch. If it becomes available for everyone, the pass will reportedly cost $24.99 a month.Uber didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Uber is also testing lower-priced passes in other cities. The passes offer discounted rides and free deliveries on Eats orders over a certain price. Earlier this month, Uber announced its partnership with Cargo, a commerce platform, to create the Cargo app. Cargo is a marketplace for ride-share passengers to browse and buy from. If a rider purchases any number of things available in the marketplace, 10% of that purchase will be returned in the form of Uber credits, which can be used for future rides or Cargo purchases. center_img Uber Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Mobile Apps Phones Roadshow 0last_img read more

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first_imgHigh-CourtThe Supreme Court on Sunday extended time for the government up to 3 December to issue a gazette notification on the rules determining discipline and conduct for lower court judges, reports UNB.A five-member Appellate Division bench, led by acting chief justice Abdul Wahhab Miah, passed the order following a time-petition filed by attorney general Mahbubey Alam in the morning.Earlier on 8 October, the SC extended time up to 5 November for publishing the gazette notification.On 20 August, the apex court gave the government two more weeks to publish it.On 6 August, the SC extended time up to 8 October for publishing the gazette.On 30 July, the SC declined to accept the draft of the disciplinary rules and code of conduct for lower court judges which was earlier submitted by the law minister to the chief justice, and proposed a meeting with the government to settle the issue.Earlier on several occasions, the apex court expressed dissatisfaction at the government’s failure to issue the gazette notification.On 2 July, the SC gave two more weeks to issue the gazette.On 29 May, the apex court gave two more weeks to issue the gazette.On 15 May, the SC gave two more weeks to issue the gazette.On 8 May, the SC gave one more week to issue the gazette.On 4 April, the SC extended time up to 8 May in this connection.On 14 March, it extended the time by two weeks for issuing the gazette.Before that, the court, on 27 February, gave the government two weeks to publish the gazette as it failed to publish it in time.On 5 February, the court ordered the authorities concerned to issue the gazette notification by 12 February.On 24 November 2016, it gave the government one week to publish the gazette notification.The lower judiciary was officially separated in November 2007 but the disciplinary rules for lower court judges are yet to be formulated.On 2 December 1999, the Supreme Court in the Masdar Hossain case issued a seven-point directive, including formulating separate disciplinary rules, for the lower court judges.The law ministry on 7 May 2015 sent a draft of the rules to the Supreme Court which is similar to the Government Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1985.last_img read more

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first_imgSpencer Platt/Getty ImagesThere are 59,000 structurally deficient bridges around the country.The nation’s roads, bridges, airports, water and transit systems are in pretty bad shape, according to the civil engineers who plan and design such infrastructure.The new report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the infrastructure of the United States a D-plus.That nearly failing grade should boost President Trump’s efforts to get a plan to invest up to $1 trillion in rebuilding everything from highways and bridges to tunnels and dams, even though the engineers’ group is recommending something the president and his party are unlikely to support: a huge increase in the gasoline tax.It’s not as though many of our bridges are about to collapse or our cars likely to be swallowed up by potholes, but according to ASCE, a significant number of the critical structures and systems that we rely on to get us to and from work, that provide us with clean drinking water, and that protect us from floods are in pretty bad shape.Take the nation’s roads, for example, which Greg DiLoreto, a former president of ASCE, says get the same disappointing grade as four years ago: a D.“More than 2 out of every 5 miles of America’s urban interstates are congested, and traffic delays cost this country $160 billion in wasted fuel and time,” says DiLoreto.Because roads and highways are out of date and unable to handle today’s demand, DiLoreto says, “on average, Americans waste 43 hours a year stuck in traffic. Or in other words, one in your two weeks’ vacation, gone.”He says the nation’s aging airports are increasingly congested, too.“It is expected that by 2020, 24 of our 30 major airports will experience Thanksgiving Day peak traffic at least once a week,” DiLoreto says.In addition, America’s water systems are leaking trillions of gallons of water, more than 2,000 dams are at high risk of failure, and there are 59,000 structurally deficient bridges around the country.“Structurally deficient doesn’t mean they are unsafe,” DiLoreto says. “But it does mean they require more repair and more frequent inspections.”Mass transit earns the worst grade of all, a D-minus.“The nation’s transit systems are chronically underfunded, resulting in aging infrastructure and a $90 billion maintenance backlog,” DiLoreto says.Getting all of the nation’s infrastructure into relatively good shape by the year 2025 would cost $4.59 trillion, according to the ASCE report; that’s $2 trillion more than is budgeted by local, state and federal governments to address infrastructure needs.ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith says the chronic failure to invest in infrastructure is a huge drain on the nation’s economy, putting American jobs and lives at risk.“Unfortunately, we have a tendency to wait for disasters and be reactive, and what we want to do is be proactive and not reactive,” Smith says. “Because when we’re reactive, it ends up costing significantly more than when we’re proactive.”The engineers’ group applauds President Trump for bringing needed attention to fixing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, both during his campaign and since taking office. But it also notes his call to spend up to $1 trillion on infrastructure is not enough and that his plan to leverage private investment is inadequate.“We, the American people, will have to pay for it,” says ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei. “There’s no magic wand to address this crisis, no infrastructure money tree, no infrastructure private sector angel.”The ASCE is calling for a huge, 25 cents per gallon increase in the federal gasoline tax to help pay for infrastructure improvements. The group notes that the current tax of 18.4 cents per gallon hasn’t been raised since 1993 and so hasn’t kept up with inflation and growing needs.But recent efforts to raise the gas tax even just a few cents or a nickel have been political nonstarters with Republicans in Congress. So a proposal to more than double the motor fuel tax is not likely to get off the ground.White House spokesman Sean Spicer says President Trump is likely to stick with his original plan.“I think we’re looking at a public-private partnership as a funding mechanism,” Spicer said in his briefing Thursday. “There’s a lot of work being done behind the scenes and I don’t want to put a timeline on that.”Despite the urgent call from the engineers, Spicer says for now, infrastructure will have to wait until after the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act and reform of the tax code.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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