Want to Fight Global Warming? Don’t Just Focus on CO2

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C.—Carbon dioxide is the elephant in the room for any discussion of how to stem global warming. But a new report suggests that tackling emissions of two other short-lasting pollutants—methane and the black component of soot—could slow expected warming by a full 0.5˚C beyond what targeting CO2 alone could accomplish by 2070.The report, which will be discussed here Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes ScienceNOW), includes a lot of uncertainty. But it fits with what scientists have learned about these pollutants in recent years. Methane is a more potent warming agent than CO2, although its duration in the atmosphere is measured in decades rather than centuries. Methane also contributes to asthma-causing pollution. Black carbon, the product of burning wood or other carbon-based fuels, heats the air directly, accelerates the melting of any snow it lands on, and creates so-called brown clouds that warm the sky. Although harmful to the hundreds of millions who breathe it each day, black carbon settles out of the atmosphere in a few weeks. So reducing emissions of it would have a nearly immediate impact on global temperatures.In the study, an international team of researchers first examined 2000 different pollution-control measures for the two pollutants and chose 16. The measures include stemming methane leaks from coal mines or landfills and stopping black carbon pollution from primitive stoves and diesel construction equipment. 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Stemming CO2 (to an atmospheric level of 450 ppm) reduced that warming by about 0.5°C. Deploying the 16 controls reduced the warming by an additional 0.5˚C, again with big error bars. (Since 1850, scientists estimate Earth’s temperatures have risen by 0.7˚C.)”I was surprised when we looked through 2000 control measures and it turned out that doing just 16 of them could make a big dent in climate,” said Drew Shindell, a researcher at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City who co-coordinated an international writing team on the report.”It’s the first time a group has picked out actual measures that might improve forcing by short-lived pollutants,” says pollution-control expert Tami Bond of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, who was not an author on the study. “Previously, the analyses have focused only on one pollutant, or on entire economic sectors, but this is not how policy is done.”David Fahey, an atmospheric scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado, said that the researchers will need to do additional analyses to reduce the “significant uncertainties associated with the role of black carbon in the climate.” But he said that the promise of reducing emissions and improving human health made the analysis an “important” contribution to the field.The report did not undergo formal peer review, but Bond and Fahey were among hundreds of outside scientists who submitted comments before the study was released. On Wednesday of next week, environment ministers from around the world meeting at the United Nations will receive the preliminary version of the full report and begin to discuss how to implement some of its findings, said a spokesperson for the United Nations Environment Programme, which sponsored the report along with the World Meteorological Organization.Follow our full coverage of AAAS 2011last_img read more

Gambhir seeks heavy fine for IPL franchises whose players misbehaved

first_imgIndia Today NEWS PICKModi gets his way, Joshi quits BJP BCCI boss caught in Jagan web? Paris won, London next for Sania-Hesh Happy birthday Shilpa! Rare childhood pics of Bollywood queen and her family What’ll Nano look like in 5 yrs?Days after changing the fortunes of bottom-enders in the first four seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to the champions of the latest edition, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Gautam Gambhir batted for a heavy penalty for the franchises who were unable to control the conduct of their players.”Somewhere down the line franchises need to control these things. A certain player from a certain team does these things, the franchise needs to be fined and it has to be fined heavily,” Gambhir said in an interview with Headlines Today on Friday.Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Luke Pomersbach had been accused of molestation by an American national during the just concluded IPL 5 tournament.The southpaw put up a strong defence of the IPL and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), saying, “It is the responsibility of the franchise to control its players. BCCI can’t appoint one person each to keep a watch over every player.””Players who have a history of binge drinking and have got into trouble in the past, franchises should impose a curfew on them and they should be sent back to their rooms,” he said.The IPL also faced allegations of spot-fixing and black money leading some, including BJP MP Kirti Azad, to demand a ban on the popular Twenty-20 tournament. However, Gambhir put up a stout defence of the BCCI shifting the onus to franchises.advertisement”We keep blaming the BCCI and the IPL for all these things. A lot of these things can be sorted out if the franchise is strong enough. Whatever we sign for is given, and nothing is given under the table,” he said.Answering the parliamentarian’s demand for a ban, Gambhir said, “I am sure there are a number of other issues for Parliament to debate than the IPL.”Gambhir admitted that he would love to be a Test captain.”I would relish the opportunity to be Test captain. Who doesn’t want to? But captaincy won’t change my passion for the game,” the Delhi batsman said.He said that his effort was to make KKR a team known for its on field achievements. “In the last three years, KKR has been known too much for what happened off the cricket field. I wanted to change that,” he said.Gambhir said after the kind of receptions he received at the Eden Gardens, he now considers himself a Kolkata boy. However, the one thing that Gambhir cannot do is dance for KKR co-owner, actor Shah Rukh Khan.”The one thing I cannot do is dance for Shah Rukh Khan. He has succeeded in everything he tried. The only thing he has failed to do is make me dance. And I hope he will not try again,” he said in a lighter vein.last_img read more

Bandhan Bank felicitates athlete Swapna Barman

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL Bandhan Bank’s MD and CEO, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, felicitates athlete Swapna Barman   –  Debasish Bhaduri × Bandhan Bank’s MD and CEO, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, felicitates athlete Swapna Barman   –  Debasish Bhaduri sport COMMENT Bandhan Bank, on Tuesday, felicitated athlete Swapna Barman for her feat of winning India’s maiden gold medal in the Heptathlon event at Asian Games 2018. The bank’s MD and CEO, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, felicitated the athlete and awarded her a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to support her training requirements.center_img BANDHAN BANK SHARE November 27, 2018 Published on COMMENTSlast_img

Schick ‘happy’ ahead of Roma move

first_imgTransfers Schick ‘happy’ as he closes in on Roma move Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 02:12 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Schick - Cropped Getty Images Transfers Sampdoria Serie A Roma The 21-year-old Czech Republic international is set to move across La Liga in a deal believed to worth around €40 million Patrik Schick says he is “happy” as he closes in on a move to Roma from Sampdoria.Forward Schick is flying to the Italian capital and it is anticipated he will undergo a medical on Tuesday.Roma 21/10 to beat Sampdoria with BTTS 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 He is then expected to join Roma in a loan deal with an obligation to buy in a total package understood to be worth around €40 million.The 21-year-old impressed in his first Serie A season after joining Samp from Sparta Prague ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, scoring 11 goals in 32 league appearances, just 14 of which were starts. Samp owner Massimo Ferrero announced last week that Roma and Inter were competing to sign the Czech Republic international and Eusebio Di Francesco’s men are set to win the race for his signature.”I’m happy,” Schick told reporters at the airport in Genoa prior to his flight to Rome on Monday.”Yes, Roma is [the right team for me].”Schick had a medical at Juventus in June, but his protracted move to the Serie A champions ultimately collapsed last month.Prior to the transfer breaking down, Juve director and Schick’s compatriot Pavel Nedved predicted he would become the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic due to his world-class potential.last_img read more

Touch Shorts

first_imgIn this edition, read about the South Australia Heat’s Women’s 35’s team that won its division at the 2011 X-Blades National Touch League, South Australia’s 2011 Federation of Touch (FIT) World Cup representatives and information on the 13th Australian Masters Games, which will be held in Adelaide. To view, please click on the following attachment. Related Filestfsa_newsletter_april_2011-pdflast_img

Stars align as Federer seeks to break Djokovic spell in Wimbledon final

first_imgLondon: Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer believes the “stars have aligned” as he attempts to become the oldest Grand Slam winner of modern times in Sunday’s final against Novak Djokovic. The 37-year-old Swiss can clinch a record-extending 21st major if he manages to break free of the world number one’s stranglehold. Four-time Wimbledon winner and defending champion Djokovic enjoys a 25-22 edge in career meetings, stretching back 13 years. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together The Serb has won 14 of their last 20 meetings and eight of the last 10. Federer has lost all four of their most recent meetings at the Slams and it’s now seven years since he triumphed over the 32-year-old at the majors. That was 2012 in four sets in a Wimbledon semi-final. However, Federer, who will be 38 next month, insists such statistics are meaningless as he attempts to succeed Ken Rosewall, at the 1972 Australian Open, as the oldest Slam champion of the Open era. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open “It’s been a rock solid year for me. I won in Halle (on grass on the eve of Wimbledon). The stars are aligned right now,” said Federer. “From that standpoint I can go into the match very confident.” Federer, who passed the 100-win mark at Wimbledon in his quarter-final victory over Kei Nishikori, is feeling especially confident after seeing off Rafael Nadal in four sets in the semi-final. That win was crucial coming as it did just a month after his old rival had condemned him to his worst Slam loss in 11 years in the semi-finals at Roland Garros. Appearing in his 12th final at the All England Club, and 16 years after his maiden Wimbledon title triumph, Federer believes there is little new that either he or Djokovic can do to prepare for Sunday’s showdown. “This is like at school — on the day of the test you’re not going to read, I don’t know, how many books that day. “It’s quite clear the work was done way before.” There is no doubt whatsoever as to who the crowd will support. Djokovic, a 15-time Grand Slam champion, is respected by British fans but certainly not revered in the same saintly fashion reserved for Federer. Too intense and too new age for modest British tastes, Djokovic did little to endear himself in his semi-final win over Roberto Bautista Agut. After a punishing 45-shot rally ended in his favour, the Serb roared out his frustration, cupped his ear and placed an admonishing finger to his lips as most of Centre Court willed the ball to fall in the Spaniard’s favour. “Look, I focus on what I need to do,” said Djokovic. “At times they wanted him to come back into the match, maybe take a lead because he was an underdog. “I understand that. But I had enough support here over the years, so I don’t complain.” Djokovic has yet to be truly tested at this Wimbledon. The highest-ranked player he has faced was 21st-seeded David Goffin of Belgium who was dismissed for the loss of just six games in the quarter-finals. The ‘NextGen’ hopefuls in his half of the draw all failed to fire. Highly-regarded Stefanos Tsitsipas never made it past the first day while Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime fell in the third round. “With Federer, we all know how good he is anywhere, but especially here. This surface complements his game very well,” said Djokovic ahead of the pair’s 16th meeting at the Slams and 20th meeting in a tour-level final. “He loves to play very fast. Takes away the time from his opponent. Just doesn’t give you any of the same looks.” Djokovic is playing in his 25th Grand Slam final while Federer has played six more. Whoever emerges as champion on Sunday, it will yet again confirm the dominance of the ‘Big Three’ of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal. Between them, they will have won the last 11 majors, 15 of the last 17 and 54 of the last 65.last_img read more

Season 2 of Anne will include more spectacular scenes from PEI

first_imgThe principle cast and crew were on P.E.I. for three days in September to do some filming for Season 2. (Chris Reardon) Advertisement Twitter Advertisement “We were filming a very exciting scene that is going to take place later in our season and really we wanted to grab the beauty of P.E.I. in the winter,”  said Miranda de Pencier, one of the show’s executive producers.‘Magic of CGI’A small crew filmed scenery at Cape Tryon and at Thunder Cove Beach that will then be melded together with footage on the set using computer-generated imagery. Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Season 2 of the Anne series will feature more scenery from Prince Edward Island, including some winter footage from the north shore of P.E.I. filmed last weekend.Based on L.M. Montgomery’s 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, the series airs on CBC and Netflix. It was renewed for a second season after positive reviews of Season 1.Most of the filming has taken place in Ontario. Last weekend’s shoot was the third time the main camera has been on P.E.I. Facebooklast_img read more

City of Joy witnesses first Nor’wester of 2019; train, flight services hit

first_imgKolkata: With the weather taking a sudden turn for the worse without warning, the City of Joy witnessed the first Nor’wester of the season on Friday afternoon. Due to the sudden storm and rain, train services were disrupted in the Howrah and Sealdah divisions. Flight services were also suspended for almost half-an-hour due to the storm at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport.According to the Alipore weather office, thundershower is likely to occur on Saturday in Sikkim, Jharkhand, Odisha, Darjeeling and Kalimpong of Sub-Himalayan Bengal, along with East and West Midnapore, North 24-Parganas and Jhargram of Gangetic Bengal. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOther districts across the state may witness dry weather. The temperature may increase during day by 2-¬3 degree Celsius during the next few days. On Saturday, Kolkata may witness light rain or thundershower accompanied gusty winds. The maximum and minimum temperature will be around 35 degree and 23 degree Celsius. On Friday, the maximum and minimum temperature was 34.6 degree Celsius which was normal and 25.3 degree Celsius which was 2 degree above normal. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayDue to the sudden Nor’wester on Friday afternoon, train services were hampered in both Howrah and Sealdah sections. In several places of the Sealdah South section, trees got uprooted and fell on the overhead electric wires, suspending train services. Several local and long distance trains commenced late from Sealdah. Apart from train services, flight operation at the NSCBI Airport in Kolkata was also suspended for almost half an hour due to the gusty winds and storm. Traffic across the city also got affected due to the storm as it almost came to a hault, resulting in huge congestion. Following the storm, thundershower also affected traffic movement. In some parts of the city, vehicular movement slowed down to a crawl due to waterlogging. According to police report, traffic movement was very slow on Strand Road and M G Road due to waterlogging. Reports of waterlogging were also received from Sealdah, Judges Court Road and Diamond Harbour Road. Vehicular movement was disrupted in front of Writers’ Buildings after a huge tree got uprooted and blocked the road completely. Kolkata Police and its Disaster Management Group (DMG) managed to clear the road by cutting the tree within a few hours. Trees were uprooted in 11 more places across the city, as per police report. An uprooted tree fell on the empty vehicle of the Additional OC of Muchipara police station, which was parked outside the police station. No one was injured in the incident. Apart from Kolkata, Gangetic districts such as Howrah, Hooghly, Bankura and Burdwan also witnessed storm and thundershower on Friday afternoon. Two firefighters at Budbud in East Burdwan died after being struck by lightning. Another person also died in a lightning strike at Manteswar in East Burdwan district. Hailstorm took place in some parts of Hooghly and South 24-Parganas.last_img read more

Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Tuesday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9932Brazil real 0.3977China renminbi 0.1884Euro 1.4760Hong Kong dollar 0.160383India rupee 0.01959Indonesia rupiah 0.0000940Japan yen 0.01147Malaysia ringgit 0.2932Mexico peso 0.07109N.Z. dollar 0.9147Norway krone 0.1586Peruvian new sol 0.3876Russia rouble 0.02128Saudi riyal 0.3347Singapore dollar 0.9217South Africa rand 0.09499South Korean won 0.001107Sweden krona 0.1549Switzerland franc 1.2977Taiwanese dollar 0.04145Thailand baht 0.03776Turkey lira 0.3591U.K. pound 1.6102U.S. dollar 1.2552Vietnam dong 0.000055

Congolese talks resume after sides agree to UNmonitored troop pullout

The resumption of the inter-Congolese dialogue – held in Sun City, South Africa – follows an agreement between the Government and the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) reached in the early hours of this morning, spokesman Farhan Haq told a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.According to that agreement, the sides will withdraw forces from four locations in the eastern half of the country – the RCD from Moliro within five days and Pweto within 10 days, and the Congolese Armed Forces from Yayama and Kayaya, 120 kilometres west of Pweto, within 10 days.Military observers and observers from a joint military committee will monitor the withdrawal.The agreement was reached by a committee of senior officials from both parties, on the second day of a two-day meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, the spokesman said.On Sunday, following the news that the RCD had taken the strategic south-eastern town of Moliro, UN Secretary-General Annan announced that the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) would be prepared to deploy military observers in Moliro and other disputed locations in the south, subject to security guarantees. He appealed to the Congolese parties to resume their inter-Congolese dialogue immediately. read more

Shhh dont mention mental disorders

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One in seven Australians will experience depression, and Greek-born individuals (with an average age of 68) are more than four times as likely to fall into the moderate to severe depression categories than their Anglo Australian counterparts, Vicky Manikas, a Greek Australian psychologist, tells Neos Kosmos.Yet Vicky explains that discussions about the issues, onset and details of mental health disorders are still a very taboo topic in the Greek culture. Vicky opened her own private practice, Bespoke Psychology, in August and has extensive clinical experience, having garnered her skills through her time at various institutions, including the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, as well as undertaking a PhD in the industry.She explained that understanding the connection between a sense of cultural pride and mental disorders is a complex web, which would require an entire PhD case study to decipher. But she did say that because Greeks hold family and community very closely, these tend to be a hindering or preventative roadblock in tackling the issue. After visiting Cyprus with her husband Paul in 2011, they were both keen on finding work and moving their lives to the Mediterranean island. The sticking point was Vicky finding work. Despite seeking the help of a recruitment agency, her efforts proved fruitless due to a lack of demand.“They don’t really talk about it much. The recruitment agent (in Limassol) said ‘oh there’s just no work here for psychologists, it’s just impossible’. So they’re kind of still a bit taboo about it.”Vicky opines that a cultural sense of pride prevents Greeks from seeking help.“[I think] especially in the older generation, it is just something that they don’t want to talk about, they don’t want to acknowledge that there could be something wrong.”And she finds that it is something that plagues the sexes. Any ‘weakness’, especially amongst men, could be emasculating and bring shame to the family name, even if it comes to their children’s wellbeing.“Older Greek women are more likely to acknowledge it and send their children to get help or say that ‘you should go get help’, encourage it. Whereas the older males will be like ‘toughen up, grow up, stop it, get up, go to work, go to school, just deal with it and move on’.”A pragmatic approach to growing awareness, Vicky explains, is a matter of education, and pushing the message that it is OK to seek help.“Everyone feels down, everyone feels levels of stress, anxiety, depression, it’s just how you cope with it, what label you put on it, so acknowledging that yes it can be normal, and for some people it might require medication, it might just require counselling, but it does require some level of assistance. It’s not just something they can push through.”And the ‘new Greeks’ arriving (or coming back) to Australia, following the Greek and Cypriot financial meltdowns, has seen a spike in depression, stress and anger amongst Greek Australians. Help is available. For any linguistically tied Greek Australian suffering from a mental condition there are Greek speaking psychologists available, including Vicky, by accessing the Australian Psychological Society website. As she explains, Greek Australians have already sought out her help.“An older woman I’m thinking of was in her early 70s. I had to approach her from a level where I understood where she was coming from. There are certain things that I know because I’m from the same background. Understanding a lot of the cultural relevance, in the things she was saying, was probably the biggest difference … which might not necessarily be a problem for an (Anglo) Australian person.”To find a psychologist who speaks Greek visit: http://www.psychology.org.au/FindaPsychologist/last_img read more

Le décret de larticle 4 de la loi LOPPSI se fait attendre

first_imgLe décret de l’article 4 de la loi LOPPSI se fait attendreLe gouvernement n’a toujours pas publié de décret venant expliciter les termes du blocage éventuel de sites. De même pour les surcoûts imputables aux opérateurs.Alors que l’article 4 de la loi LOPPSI s’applique depuis le 15 mars dernier, le gouvernement n’a pas encore rendu public de décret expliquant les modalités pratiques de ce dispositif. Cet article prévoit le blocage de sites seulement les conditions d’application de ce texte demeurent floues. Par exemple les conditions permettant de compenser les surcoûts éventuels à la charge des opérateurs. Selon PC Inpact, la mise en application de cet article pourrait être reportée à cet été et il apparaît même que le procédé du blocage soit déjà remis en cause et éventuellement abandonné par l’Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité liée aux Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication. Pour rappel, l’étude d’impact initiale de la LOPPSI stipulait : “conformément à l’engagement de la ministre de l’Intérieur, le présent projet d’article met à la charge des fournisseurs d’accès à Internet l’obligation d’empêcher l’accès des utilisateurs aux contenus illicites. La liste des sites dont il convient d’interdire l’accès leur sera communiquée sous la forme d’un arrêté du ministre de l’Intérieur. En pratique, l’OCLCTIC transmettra au FAI les données utiles par voie dématérialisée. Les FAI auront le libre choix des technologies de blocage selon leurs infrastructures”. En appliquant la loi ARJEL, publiée sans l’avis du Conseil National du Numérique, le gouvernement avait laissé une liberté de manœuvre aux FAI mais réduit le remboursement des surcoûts aux blocages par DNS, uniquement. Le 22 mars 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ophiophobie traitement symptômes questce que cest

first_imgOphiophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?L’ophiophobie se définit comme une peur panique et irrépressible des serpents. Ses symptômes peuvent être gênants dans la vie quotidienne, surtout en cas d’ophiophobie sévère.Qu’est-ce que l’ophiophobie ?L’ophiophobie se caractérise par une peur intense et irrationnelle des serpents : même les serpents inoffensifs, comme les couleuvres, la provoquent. L’ophiophobie fait partie des phobies les plus fréquentes : elle se classe plus précisément parmi les zoophobies (peur panique d’un animal). Parfois, elle se manifeste seulement lorsque le sujet est à proximité d’un serpent, mais pour les formes plus sévères, l’angoisse peut aussi être déclenchée à la vue d’une photo de l’animal ou à sa simple évocation au détour d’une conversation. À noter : dans certains cas, la phobie peut également s’étendre aux autres reptiles, voire à toutes les créatures rampantes (les limaces par exemple).Les symptômes de l’ophiophobieUne personne ophiophobe évite à tout prix les zones où elle risque de croiser un serpent (espace vivarium d’un zoo, forêt…). Elle va, aussi, souvent éviter les documentaires, films et livres pouvant évoquer l’animal d’une manière ou d’une autre. Elle peut également vérifier quotidiennement qu’aucun serpent ne s’est caché dans ses chaussures ou sous ses meubles… À la vue d’un serpent, elle souffre d’une angoisse intense et incontrôlable, souvent accompagnée de manifestations physiques : impression d’être tétanisée, palpitations, sensation d’étouffer, sueurs, pâleur, tremblements, vertiges… Le sujet peut aussi fuir ou s’évanouir dans certains cas. Autre symptôme possible : la présence plus ou moins récurrente de serpents dans ses cauchemars.Les causes de l’ophiophobieIl existe plusieurs causes possibles à l’ophiophobie. Parfois, elle est liée à un évènement traumatisant de l’enfance (morsure de serpent), mais elle peut aussi puiser sa source dans la peur de la castration : en psychanalyse, le serpent peut représenter un pénis détaché du corps… Cependant, d’après la communauté scientifique, la peur des serpents relève surtout de l’instinct de survie. À lire aussiTrypophobie, l’étrange peur des petits trousL’être humain aurait naturellement développé sa méfiance vis-à-vis des serpents au cours de l’évolution, pour se prémunir contre le venin des espèces potentiellement mortelles : cela expliquerait pourquoi l’ophiophobie est si répandue à travers le monde… Par la suite, cette peur aurait été amplifiée par l’association du serpent avec le Mal dans la Genèse. Sans parler de son utilisation récurrente dans de nombreux films d’horreur…Le traitement de l’ophiophobieLa psychanalyse et/ou une thérapie comportementale et cognitive (TCC) sont souvent efficaces contre l’ophiophobie : la première recherche la cause exacte du problème, tandis que la seconde consiste surtout à exposer progressivement le sujet à la source de son angoisse pour qu’il parvienne à la maîtriser. Des antidépresseurs ou des anxiolytiques sont parfois prescrits en parallèle, pour soulager les symptômes importants.Le 26 avril 2017 à 15:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bose smart speakers add Google Assistant to Amazon Alexa

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Brexit blues hit Caribbean cousins

first_imgScottish National Party`s leader in the House of Commons Ian Blackford, Britain`s leader of the Liberal Democrat party, Vince Cable, member of the Welsh party Plaid Cymru Liz Saville-Roberts and Green MEP for the South West Molly Scott Cato meet with European Union`s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels, Belgium on 25 October 2018. Photo: ReutersThe tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla lives in harmony with neighbouring Saint Martin but the borders could soon be going up in this sun-soaked paradise due to Brexit.Five miles (eight kilometres) of turquoise sea separate the British overseas territory of Anguilla from Saint Martin, a larger island split between two European Union states: France in the northern half and the Dutch-run south.Chief minister Victor Banks said Anguillians consider Saint Martin as “downtown Anguilla”.”People go there to go to shopping, to make business, or get, for example, medical services,” he told AFP.Britain is more than 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometres) away from the pristine white beaches fringing Anguilla, an island 16 miles (26 km) long by three miles (five km) wide, with a 15,000-strong population.After a 25-minute ferry ride, visitors from Saint Martin stroll straight through the entry checks at what is left of the port at Blowing Point. Anguilla and its neighbour were ravaged by Hurricane Irma in September last year.”People here in this part of the world have very, very, very close family ties,” said Tim Foy, the British civil servant who is the head of state Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in the territory.The 2017 records were partially lost in Hurricane Irma but he said there were around 300,000 movements of people between Anguilla and Saint Martin in 2016.Free movement of goods and people between the three administrations is a historical mainstay, said Sherman Williams, finance manager of the Anguilla Air and Sea Ports Authority, which runs Anguilla’s three harbours and its small airstrip.The traditional arrangement was legally reinforced by EU rules but is now in question due to Britain’s decision to leave the bloc. Internally self-governing Anguilla did not take part in the 2016 vote.Anguilla’s capital and largest town, The Valley, is strung out around three main roads, punctuated with occasional administrative buildings, small grocery stores and some under-occupied modern buildings with herds of goats occasionally roaming by.- ‘Separation of families’ -There are few immediate concerns about the island’s economic health.EU development aid accounts for only one to two percent of Anguilla’s budget at $6-7 million and the island’s government is planning on negotiating post-Brexit replacement money with London.Around 80 per cent of Anguilla’s economy is based on services, notably offshore finance and tourism, which rely on smooth cross-border flows.Most longer-haul tourists come via the bigger airport on Saint Martin, famous for its runway right by the beach.”We don’t know exactly what Brexit means for Anguilla,” said Shellya Rogers, the Anguilla Tourist Board’s corporate affairs manager.While 80 per cent of the island’s tourists come from the United States, European visitors “may have a few more restrictions on travelling”, including possibly visas, she said.There are also concerns in Britain’s other Caribbean overseas territories: the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands.Banks said they were working together but none faced the same challenges as Anguilla, relying so closely as it does on its neighbour split between EU states.Daniel Gibbs, the president of the territorial council of French Saint-Martin, is Banks’s cousin and shares his point of view.He hopes Brexit will not impose dramatic changes on the two islands.”We are determined to put in place a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the exchanges that have always characterised our relationship,” said Gibbs.Williams summed up how citizens in the three jurisdictions see themselves as one and the same.”Brexit may be justified in Europe; however, in the Caribbean it almost amounts to the separation of families,” he said.”Families, friends, culture, ethnicity, heritage — all are the same,” said the financial manager of the air and port authority.”Brexit’s impact goes beyond a mere trade of goods and services and enters into the kinship of a Caribbean people.”The question hangs in the air in cafes between games of dominoes: can Caribbean people continue to live their lives under decisions taken in mother countries in Europe?last_img

Gradual decline in enthusiasm for Facebook Twitter Study

first_imgMore and more people are gradually viewing social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and enterprise social media LinkedIn negatively than in the past, an interesting study has revealed.The team from American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) which tracks opinions of search engines, news outlets, social media sites and other ‘e-businesses’ found that consumers view Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn more negatively than in years past.Facebook and Twitter saw the largest declines – at nine per cent and eight per cent, respectively. An increase in restless user base on some of the largest social media sites is forcing advertisers and the businesses who run them to put their money elsewhere.The declines are driven in part by the presence of advertising on services that are still regarded as “free”. Consumers have not fully accepted advertising as a necessary cost for online services they have come to expect as free. There is little companies can do to change that perception beyond making sure that those advertisements are relevant and non-disruptive, the report said.Facebook was mired in controversy over “curated” news where it was accused of political bias in its “trending news” section after news broke that stories from politically conservative sources were sidelined. However, the company denied such a bias.Earlier this year, reports said that Twitter irked many users when it tweaked its newsfeed from a chronological system to a new algorithm based system. It has also failed to keep pace with ever-evolving social apps including Snapchat, Imgur and Instagram.“It’s impossible for global brands with massive user bases to like Facebook and Twitter to keep everyone happy,” experts added.last_img read more

Guaranteed Rate Adopts Automated Asset Verification from AccountChek

first_img FormFree recently announced that Guaranteed Rate, Inc. has selected AccountChek by FormFree for automated asset verification.In using AccountChek, loan officers at Guaranteed Rate will be able to offer their clients a faster, safer, and more accurate alternative to scanning and uploading asset statements. AccountChek’s app lets borrowers securely link to their banking, retirement, and investment accounts and share the asset and deposit data needed to qualify for a loan.“AccountChek saves borrowers the extra 20 minutes it takes to collect and upload paper statements, but it also does much more than that—it streamlines the entire loan process,” said Nikolaos Athanasiou, COO at Guaranteed Rate.“No matter what financial institutions a borrower uses, we receive one standardized asset report in the GSE-required format. This speeds up our underwriting review and gives us greater confidence in our ability to sell the loan,” Athanasiou continued. “As a result, we’re moving borrowers from application to closing on average five to 10 days faster.”“AccountChek helps lenders achieve reps and warrants relief from Fannie Mae while delivering a more modern lending experience to borrowers,” said FormFree Founder and President Brent Chandler. “We’re seeing outstanding results like those Guaranteed Rate has attained—up to a 10-day reduction in time-to-close—across our customer base and corroborated by Fannie’s Day 1 Certainty team.”AccountChek was the first asset verification provider approved for participation in Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty initiative, which gives lenders who use the Desktop Underwriter Validation Service reps and warrants relief for validated loan components. in Featured, Headlines, News, Origination, Servicing July 5, 2017 536 Views AccountCheck FormFree Guaranteed Rate 2017-07-05 Joey Pizzolatocenter_img Guaranteed Rate Adopts Automated Asset Verification from AccountChek Sharelast_img read more

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