India Test captain Virat Kohli wished shuttler PV Sindhu ahead of her big clash against World No.1 Carolina Marin in the Rio Olympics final of the women’s singles today. (RIO OLYMPICS – FULL COVERAGE) Sindhu, who will get a shot at the Gold medal in her first Olympic appearance, has been in phenomenal form, beating higher-ranked players with ease in the knockout stages. On Thursday, Sindhu outclassed World No. 6, Japanese shuttler Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 in the semi-final.Virat Kohli, who is leading India in the West Indies in a four-Test series, has also joined the bandwagon. (Also read: PV Sindhu becomes India’s 15th individual Olympic medalist)The star cricketer congratulated Sindhu for guaranteeing a Silver for India in Rio before wishing her luck in her pursuit of a historic Gold.”I want to congratulate you for guaranteeing India’s first silver medal. You’ve made India proud. Tomorrow is going to be an epic battle. I hope you bring Gold for the country. “I hope you bring Gold for the country but nonetheless whatever happens, you’re a champion. I send you all the power. Good luck, Jai Hind.”All the very best @Pvsindhu1 This is gonna be an epic final clash! #JaiHind #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/6mGCf0JzcZ Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 19, 2016Sindhu will face a tough battle tonight against Marin, who defeated defending champion Li Xuerui of China 21-14, 21-16 to book a slot in the final. (Also read: PV Sindhu’s parents back her to win Gold today)Head coach Anil Kumble also had words of encouragement for the Indian shutter.advertisement”On behalf of the Indian team, I wish you all the best. We will be rooting for you from Trinidad. Go for Gold,” he said. Head Coach @anilkumble1074’s message for @Pvsindhu1 on behalf of the Indian Cricket Team #GoForGoldSindhuhttps://t.co/5Aoi7CmRLv BCCI (@BCCI) August 19, 2016Sindhu’s coach Gopichand though is not troubled by the reputation of his ward’s opponent. He expects Sindhu to compete hard against Marin, who is known for her dominating style of play.
Barcelona’s attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as the champions roared back into life in La Liga with a dominant 5-1 victory at promoted Leganes on Saturday.Messi sidefooted in a simple cross from Suarez to strike the opening goal after 15 minutes and returned the favour for the Uruguayan to nudge in the second in the 31st.Neymar stretched Barca’s lead to three goals on the stroke of half-time, tapping in another lay off from Suarez, before Messi got his second from the penalty spot 10 minutes into the second half. (Also read: Barcelona stunned at home by Alaves in La Liga)Rafinha rounded off the most comfortable of Barca victories with a curled finish in the 64th, although Gabriel Appelt salvaged a goal for the Madrid minnows in the 80th with a free-kick whipped into the top corner.Barcelona, beaten 2-1 by newcomers Alaves last weekend in their first loss at the Nou Camp since April 17, now have nine points from their first four La Liga games. They join Real, who can go clear again when they play at Espanyol on Sunday, at the league’s summit.”This is an important victory against a team that we knew would cause us problems in bringing the ball out. We exploited the space well and we were very active from the start,” said Luis Enrique.After squad rotations backfired against Alaves, Luis Enrique picked a similar team to the one that battered Celtic 7-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday in Barca’s biggest ever win in European soccer’s top competition.advertisementThe coach made three changes, bringing back captain Andres Iniesta and resting Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets in favour of Rafinha and Javier Mascherano, who was deployed in an unusual floating role between right back and central midfield.(Also read: Exclusive: Want to make La Liga bigger than Premier League, says Fernando Morientes)Barca played with a back three when in possession, switching to a 4-4-2 shape without the ball.”Our tactics brought risks but we deployed them well and I’m proud of the players for that,” added Luis Enrique.”With a three man defence they could press us very high, but we’re Barca and we assume these risks.”
Liverpool must work together as a team to improve in defence and stop giving away goals, defender Ragnar Klavan says.Liverpool are third in the Premier League table but have conceded the most goals amongst the top six teams, leading to disappointing results including last Sunday’s 2-1 loss to 12th-placed Crystal Palace.”It’s not easy to put it down to a couple of things, but we have to work together as a team,” Klavan told the club’s website. (www.liverpoolfc.com)”That’s our goal, of course, to not concede any goals in any game, but this is football and everybody has good strikers as well. It’s not so easy to pinpoint exactly what is going on.”Liverpool have managed to keep just eight clean sheets in 34 league fixtures this season.”I think it’s not just one thing, there are multiple things put together that make the whole difference,” the 31-year-old said.”At this level, it can be one moment, just a lack of concentration, and that’s it. In this harsh league, those things get punished straight away and that’s how it is when you play at the highest level.”Liverpool have a two point lead over fourth-placed Manchester City, having played two games more and must win their maintain their slender advantage.
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Games for children now-a-days are confined to the virtual world of video games.Also, because of the rapid infrastructural growth, there are only a few parks left for children to go out and play outdoor games.Playing outdoor games offers a healthy mental and physical status in a growing kid.They help to shape a better personality in kids, keep them in touch with nature and help them develop essential social skills.Here is a list of five forgotten childhood outdoor games of India: Gilli danda Gilli dandaa sport similar to cricket and baseball is one of the most popular outdoor games played in India.Gilli danda is a very popular Indian game, quite similar to baseball and cricketThis game is played with small piece of wood reduced and shaped at the edges known as ‘gilli’ and a long piece of wood known as ‘danda’The ‘gilli’ is used as a ball and ‘danda’ is used as a bat to hit the ‘gilli’The game is played by two teams of any number of playersOne of the team bats and hits the ‘gilli’ as far as possible and the fielding team has to catch the ‘gilli’ before it drops in the groundKho kho Kho kho is a traditional sport in India played between two teamsKho kho is a popular sport in India. It is played between two teams with 12 members, out whom only nine playIt is one of two most popular traditional games in India, kabaddi being the otherIt is played in a rectangular field of 36 by 18 meters in length and widthEight members sit on the mid lane, facing alternate directions and the ninth member is an active chaserThis game lasts not more than 37 minutesHide-n-seekadvertisement Hide-n-seek is known as chuppan chuppai in India.Hide-n-seek known as “chuppam chappai” in India are played by the kidsIn this game, the players hide themselves and one of the players finds the other membersThe chosen players close their eyes and count till 10, 50 or 100 and then try to catch the hidden playersKabaddi Kabaddi is a popular sport played between two teamsKabaddi is a famous Indian game played between two teams of seven playersOne player of each team alternatively run into the opposite teams court and try to tag as many people as possible while chanting “kabaddi-kabaddi”If the player tags the players of opposite team and touches the midline without losing breath, his team wins points and the tagged players are out of the gameIf the players of the opposite team catch the player and succeed in holding him in their court till he loses his breath, the raider gets out and the defending team wins pointsThis game is very popular in South African countries, Iran and PakistanLangdi Langdi a game originated from Maharashtra, IndiaLangdi is a very famous sport in the Maharastra. It is played between two teams with 12 players on each sideThe match lasts for about 36 minutes. It is played in four innings of nine minutes eachThe team that wins the toss defends and the other team chasesA chaser tries to tag the members of defending team while hopping on one footThe team that tags the most number of defending players winsAlso read: Indian sports that made a global mark: Did you know these games started in India? read: Union minister inaugurates the Global Cooling Prize Innovation summit: Know all about the competitionread: Scientists find brain region controlling disappointment, figure out why some people only see negatives in life Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Xiaomi is working on a number of phones to launch in 2019. The company has officially confirmed to start the new year by launching a new Redmi phone under the “independent” Redmi brand on Jan 10 in China. This phone could either be the Redmi Pro 2 or Redmi 7. Xiaomi is also working on the successor to the Mi 8, aka Mi 9. Last week a leak revealed that the upcoming Mi 9 will be different from the Mi 8 and sport triple rear camera, in-display fingerprint sensor and be powered by Qualcomm’s most capable Snapdragon 855 chipset.Xiaomi is yet to confirm the Mi 9 officially, but considering the rate at which details of the phone are leaking it won’t be wrong to expect the Mi 9 to launch in the next few months. A new leak now reveals the full specs, expected price, and also the launch timeline of the Mi 9. The leak suggests that Xiaomi could launch the Mi 9 by the end of February, most likely at Mobile World Congress. As for the availability, the leak suggests that the Mi 9 will be available for purchase sometime around March.Mi 9 leaked specs, priceDesign: The leak reveals that from the front the Mi 9 will look a lot like the OnePlus 6T while from the back – especially the camera department – the phone could be quite similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.Display: The leak suggests that the Xiaomi Mi 9 could come with a waterdrop style notch. In fact, we believe most Xiaomi phones launching this year will sport the tiny notch instead of the traditional wide notch. This means that the bezels of the Mi 9 will be slimmer compared to the Mi 8. The leak further reveals that the Mi 9 will come packed with a 6.4-inch 19:9 FHD+ AMOLED display.advertisementProcessor: Well, as for the hardware specs the leak isn’t very surprising. It suggests that the Mi 9 will be powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset that has been announced by Qualcomm very recently paired with the X24 LTE modem. Most flagships launching in 2019 from other OEMs are expected to come with Snapdragon 855.Variants: The leak suggests that Xiaomi could launch the Mi 9 in one variant with 6GB RAM paired with 128GB of internal storage.Camera: On the rear panel the Mi 9 is said to sport triple cameras while on the front there will be just one selfie shooter which will sit inside the teardrop notch. Talking about the rear panel first, the leak suggests that the Mi 9 will include a primary camera of 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, a secondary camera of 12MP and the third camera will be a 3D TOF camera. On the front, the Mi 9 is expected to sport a 24MP camera for clicking selfies.Battery: The leak reveals that the Mi 9 could be backed by a 3,500 mAh battery with 32W fast charging. As rumoured previously the new leak suggests that the Mi 9 will not come with wireless charging support.Price: The expected price of the Mi 9 has also been revealed now. As noted, the Mi 9 is expected to come in only one variant with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. This model of the phone is said to be priced around CNY 2,999 which is roughly translated to Rs 30,500. This price is expected for the China model of the Mi 9, as of now, there’s no report whether the phone will head to India or not.ALSO READ | Mi 9, Mi Mix 4 to be most innovative Xiaomi phones ever, but should Indians care?ALSO READ | After Samsung, is Xiaomi working on a foldable phone too? Hands-on video leaksALSO READ | Xiaomi teases 65-inch Mi TV 4 ahead of India launch, could be priced under Rs 60,000
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On 7 August Qatargas delivered the first cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to China National Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) Hainan LNG terminal located in the Hainan province.The cargo arrived aboard a Q-Max class LNG vessel Rasheeda and it will be used to commission the new LNG terminal, owned byCNOOC, which will start operating soon.Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatargas Chief Executive Officer said: “This is an important milestone for Qatargas. We are very pleased that LNG from Qatar continues to contribute towards meeting the growing demand for energy in the People’s Republic of China. This achievement highlights Qatargas’ capability to supply LNG to customers around the globe safely and reliably. This delivery will further strengthen the relationship between both companies over the long-term.”“Under the guidance of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry of the State of Qatar and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Qatargas, Qatari LNG has a key role to play in contributing to countries around the world in improving their diversity of energy supplies. The commissioning of CNOOC’s Hainan LNG terminal will meet the growing demand for energy in the People’s Republic of China, and we at Qatargas are very proud to have played a contributing role.”Qatargas and CNOOC have an existing Sales and Purchase Agreement signed in 2008 for the supply of a total of 2 million tonnes per annum (MTA) of LNG. The first delivery of LNG from Qatar to China with CNOOC was made in October 2009.Qatargas is the world’s largest LNG producing company with a production capacity of 42 MTA. The State of Qatar, as the world’s leading LNG producer, anticipates that the People’s Republic of China will become one of the world’s largest gas markets.The Hainan LNG terminal, located in China’s Hainan province, will have a first phase receiving capacity of 3 MTA adding to CNOOC’s operating LNG terminals located in Shanghai Municipality, and the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian and Zhejiang thus maintaining its position as China’s largest LNG importer. This is the third time Qatargas has provided a commissioning cargo for one of CNOOC’s LNG receiving terminals and represents the sixth LNG receiving terminal overall in China to use LNG supplied by Qatargas for commissioning activities.
TAbout 6,000 refugees and IDPs now live in Serbia’s 60 remaining collective centres, down from about 26,000 people spread across 340 centres in January 2002, according to a press release issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yesterday.UNHCR said it has been working with Serbian authorities for five years on helping move refugees and IDPs but began to intensify its efforts late last year after establishing a joint task force.That task force identified 30 small centres that can be quickly closed or converted into homes for the elderly and proposed solutions for relocating the residents – many of whom are unemployed – into new or established housing.Recently UNHCR contributed $440,000 to the construction of an apartment block in the southern Serbian town of Vranje that is now home to former IDPs from Kosovo. The incoming residents will only have to pay for utilities and will receive ongoing support from local social welfare centres.UNHCR warned that the project is far from completion, despite the construction of hundreds of apartments and other buildings. One reason is that many residents of the collective centres are extremely vulnerable, such as the elderly or the chronically ill, and ineligible for the assistance programme. They are also unable to return to Kosovo or their homes in Croatia or Bosnia and Herzegovina.Serbia is currently host to about 205,000 IDPs from Kosovo and some 97,000 refugees from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. An estimated 17,000 people are also deemed stateless. 22 August 2008The United Nations refugee agency is working with Serbian authorities and donors to build new public housing for people displaced by conflict and unrest in Kosovo and other regions and close Serbia’s collective centres for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Speaking to the press in Geneva, UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski said nearly 20 tonnes of plastic sheeting, blankets, mats, jerry cans and kitchen sets flown late last week from the DRC capital of Kinshasa to the town of Gemena, some 280 kilometres south-east of Zongo, had been ferried by helicopter to Zongo by 29 July. The deliveries were made by MONUC, the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC. “The aid will be distributed to approximately 1,000 families who are encamped in schools, churches and other public buildings in the Zongo area,” the spokesman said. “Others are living with Congolese families in the area.”The agency is now searching for more efficient means to send an additional 60 tonnes of aid from the DRC capital, Kinshasa. Zongo – located across the Oubangui river border from the CAR capital, Bangui – currently hosts an estimated 15,000 refugees, with some 7,000 more scattered across 20 villages along the DRC side of the river. Another group of 3,000 to 4,000 refugees is gathered in the town of Libenge, some 100 kilometres south of Zongo. Many of the refugees first arrived in north-west DRC in early June in the aftermath of a failed coup attempt in CAR, UNHCR said.
The experts voiced their concern at the prospect of massive new displacement of populations in the region and the targeting of trapped and vulnerable civilians including those already internally displaced and highly vulnerable due to the conflict.According to the UN in Syria, ISIL has rapidly seized a number of villages and advanced to within two kilometres of Azaz town in recent days, putting at risk those internally displaced living in camps near the Turkish border and other vulnerable communities.An estimated 9,500 people were also encircled by fighting around Mare’a city as ISIL advanced into areas held by other non-state armed groups on 27 May.ISIL’s swift takeover of Kiljibrin and Kafr Kalbein left some 6,000 civilians stranded in the two towns and unable to access safety.“Despite some reported action to clear routes and allow blockaded civilians safe passage, this situation is deteriorating and urgent responses are needed to save lives,” said Chaloka Beyani, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons. “That means ensuring immediate and unhindered passage of all civilians out of the conflict areas and their protection until they are able to return as well as rapid, safe and unimpeded access of humanitarian aid to all those in need,” he stressed.Mr. Beyani noted that some 165,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain stranded at the Turkish border in settlements hit by shelling and airstrikes which have killed and injured dozens of civilians since the beginning of the year. “If safety cannot be secured for IDPs inside Syria it is incumbent on neighbouring countries to open their borders and offer safe passage as well as the right to seek asylum,” the expert urged.Humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have evacuated some staff, restricting essential assistance and humanitarian programmes for IDPs and other civilians, including medical care. Hospital staff have been evacuated and at least three humanitarian workers were reportedly critically wounded in areas close to the conflict.“Unconfirmed yet disturbing reports indicate that ISIL militants have executed families, including women and children, with alleged links to Free Syrian Army affiliated groups in the town of Kiljibrin,” said Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. “If verified any such actions would constitute arbitrary executions and could amount to war crimes.” The experts noted that IDPs and others in the conflict area are also allegedly being arrested and they face an uncertain fate, suspected of belonging to opposition groups.Disregard for the rights and the lives of civilians has regrettably become the norm in this conflict, the experts said, stressing that it is imperative for all parties to return to the rule of law and protect civilians as required under international humanitarian and human rights law and standards.The experts called for the cessation of violence to allow trapped civilians to leave conflict areas as quickly and safely as possible.Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.
Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.Steel Blade Classic returns to Meridian Centre after drawing record crowd: The St. Catharines Standard (reprinted in the Welland Tribune and Niagara Falls Review) reports on Brock’s return to the Meridian Centre for the Steel Blade Classic hockey game. Reach: 167,000New President sees a transformative period ahead for Brock University: Erie Media reports on incoming President Gervan Fearon, who started his term at Brock University on Tuesday. Reach: 5,000Did we miss something? If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at email@example.com
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The northern lights normally occur when electrons collide with gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. Eric Donovan, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Calgary, told The New York Times last year: “[The citizen scientists] pulled up this beautiful photograph of this thing, and I’m like, ‘I don’t know what that is, but it’s not the proton aurora.’”The phenomenon needed a name, so they called it Steve.The collaboration between amateur scientists and professionals has been integral in understanding Steve, which is a visible strip of ionised gas, travelling at 6.4km (4 miles) a second. Stargazers in Scotland managed to spot a mysterious aurora after the mini Beast from the East cleared.The remarkable phenomenon has been dubbed “Steve” – a Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, which was seen during displays of the Aurora Borealis overnight.Scientists are trying to learn more about the rare sight, and Nasa is funding a citizen science project, asking stargazers about their sightings of Steve.Last week, Nasa asked stargazers and space enthusiasts to help with a major new project into understanding Steve.Steve was seen along with the Aurora Borealis and could be identified because of its distinctive shape; a very narrow arc, aligned east-west, and extending for hundreds or thousands of miles.While the Aurora Borealis is green, Steve emits light in purple hues. It can last for up to an hour, and is sometimes seen alongside a green aurora.Over Sunday night, Steve was spotted from the isles of Skye and Lewis.Further sightings of Steve were reported from Oban in Argyll and Gairloch in Wester Ross.The Aurora Borealis appeared without Steve in many parts of Scotland.Steve has confused scientists since it was spotted in Alberta, Canada.After viewing photographs taken by citizen scientists, astronomers from Nasa were certain it is not a proton aurora; which is usually the cause of the northern lights. Steve was seen above the AuroraCredit: Twitter/GM7PBB
Police ranks in ‘F’ Division are currently probing a report of an alleged robbery by a group of armed men committed on a mining camp in Cuyuni, Region Seven.This publication understands that shots were fired and it is believed that at least one person may have been injured or is dead.While details surrounding the incident are sketchy at the moment, Divisional Commander Senior Superintendent Kevin Adonis confirmed to this publication that a report of an alleged robbery was received this morning (Friday).He noted that a team of investigators have since been dispatched to the area.The Commander was unable to give the exact location of where the incident occurred, saying that he is yet to hear from the investigating team.“We can’t make any communication with them because of the terrain,” Commander Adonis related.He also could not say whether his investigators will return today. (Vahnu Manikchand) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHeavily armed bandits rob mining camps, wreaking havoc in Region 7July 18, 2017In “Crime”UPDATE: Miner killed as camp robbed in Black Water BackdamApril 6, 2018In “Crime”Increasing number of reports of sexual abuse cases in Region 2 – Commander AdonisJuly 14, 2016In “Crime”
Global efforts by the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO) to promote greater trust in mineral resource estimates took another step forward recently with the admission of Indonesia into its ranks. Admitted in a ceremony at CRIRSCO’ s eleventh annual meeting held in Jogjakarta, Indonesia becomes the eleventh member – joining Australasia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Western Europe, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, South Africa and the United States. Indonesia’s national reporting organisation, KOMBERS, is a committee made up of the Indonesian Society of Geologists (IAGI) and the Association of Indonesian Mining Professionals (PERHAPI).To meet the membership requirements, KOMBERS developed the Komite Cadangan Mineral Indonesian (KCMI) Code 2017 as the reporting code compliant with the CRIRSCO Template, according to CRIRSCO Chairman Ian Goddard. “KOMBERS also established procedures for the registration of Competent Persons in Indonesia, and put in place a Code of Ethics with provisions for disciplining the members of IAGI and PERHAPI,” said Goddard.In other progress at this CRIRSCO meeting, a number of potential new members – including India, China, Philippines, Turkey and the Kyrgyz Republic – outlined their progress in meeting membership criteria. The aim of the organisation is to help the mining industry earn and maintain investor trust by promoting high standards of reporting of mineral resources and reserves, and of exploration results.
Médecine légale : un premier cas de combustion ‘spontanée’ en Irlande ?Au terme de l’audition de plusieurs enquêteurs et spécialistes de médecine légale jeudi dernier, un coroner du compté de Galway, en Irlande, a conclu à la combustion ‘spontanée’ d’un homme trouvé mort dans sa maison, en l’absence de toute trace d’incendie ou d’agression. Un phénomène rare et mal expliqué par la science.C’est une mort étrange et suspecte sur laquelle enquête actuellement les spécialistes de la police scientifique et les médecins légistes dans la ville de Galway en Irlande. Un homme de 76 ans a été trouvé brûlé dans le salon de son domicile mais les enquêteurs n’ont découvert que quelques traces de combustion sur le plafond et sur le plancher, uniquement à l’endroit où se trouvait le corps – entièrement carbonisé, lui – et sans autre trace de brûlure sur le mobilier. Soigneusement examiné, l’âtre près duquel se trouvait la victime ne semble pas impliqué dans le phénomène.À lire aussiLe syndrome de Cotard, l’étrange maladie qui fait croire à une personne qu’elle est morteEn l’absence de tout indice d’une cause accidentelle ou d’un acte criminel, le coroner Ciaran McLoughlin, pour la première fois en 25 ans de carrière, a conclu à une combustion humaine ‘spontanée’ : un phénomène très rare, encore largement inexpliqué par la science, et au nom d’ailleurs inapproprié, selon un commentaire du professeur de pathologie Mike Green. “Il doit y avoir une source d’inflammation quelque part, mais, parce que le corps est totalement détruit, cette source ne peut pas être trouvée”, estime-t-il. Certaines hypothèses suggèrent des réactions chimiques faisant intervenir l’hydrogène au niveau des cellules du corps, notamment dans les mitochondries. Mais pour l’heure, aucune découverte ni observation scientifique n’a pu confirmer le phénomène. Le 26 septembre 2011 à 18:36 • Maxime Lambert
Coups de soleil : voilà comment les soulagerMalgré toutes les précautions prises (ou non !), on peut se retrouver avec un teint rouge homard qui nous fait passer pour le sémaphore du port ! On a été victime d’un coup de soleil qui est une brûlure du 1er degré, dans le meilleur des cas. Il est urgent de soulager la douleur et d’apaiser le feu qui chauffe et abîme la peau. Maxisciences partage ses remèdes et astuces à appliquer au plus vite. Loin d’être anodine cette brûlure peut être de différents degrés et doit être prise au sérieux. LIEN SUR ARTICLE SUR LES COUPS DE SOLEIL C’est pourquoi nous condamnons avec force la tendance du « Sunburn art » qui sévit sur les réseaux depuis plusieurs étés. Evidemment, chacun connaît le fameux adage : « il vaut mieux prévenir que guérir » et c’est pourquoi il est important d’insister sur la nécessité de se protéger correctement lors d’une exposition au soleil. Le mal est fait ? On est là pour vous soigner.On soulage l’inflammation Causé par les rayons UV émis par le soleil, le coup de soleil est une réaction inflammatoire qui se manifeste par une rougeur de la peau. Dès qu’on se rend compte qu’on a été mordu par l’Astre, on prend un cachet d’ibuprofène pour calmer l’inflammation et faire baisser la fièvre qui peut l’accompagner.On rafraîchit la zoneIl est primordial de calmer la douleur de la zone touchée en la refroidissant. On peut adopter la fameuse méthode des 15 si une seule région a été touchée : eau entre 15° à 25°, peau à 15 cm du robinet, jet de douche, tête du tuyau d’arrosage ou goulot d’une bouteille et on fait couler l’eau pendant 15 minutes. Si le coup de soleil est plus étendu, on prendra une douche ou un bain tiède mais pas froid pour éviter le choc thermique. On se réhydrate De l’intérieur comme de l’extérieur ! On boit de l’eau (entre 1,5 l à 2 litres par jour) pour irriguer son système interne qui a été mis à rude épreuve. Et on apaise la brûlure de la peau avec une pommade ou une émulsion calmante, hydratante et réparatrice des brûlures superficielles . Etalée en couche épaisse, elle sera rapidement absorbée par la peau assoiffée pour lui permettre de se réparer. La Biafine®, la Cicaplast® ou la Bariéderm® doivent absolument trouver leur place dans toute armoire à pharmacie qui se respecte. On pense à l’Aloe Vera Utilisée depuis l’Antiquité pour ses nombreuses vertus, cette plante qui nous vient des régions arides et aux feuilles vertes persistantes est également une option très intéressante pour soulager les coups de soleil et réparer la peau abîmée. Selon plusieurs études et expérimentations, l’Aloe vera, notamment sous la forme de gel, présente des propriétés anti-inflammatoires significatives lorsqu’elle est appliquée sur les zones rougies suite à un coup de soleil. Notre astuce : laisser le pot ou le tube au réfrigérateur pour un effet encore plus apaisant lorsque le gel sera appliqué. On se couvre À lire aussiL’effrayante maladie de l’homme-arbre dont la peau se change en ”écorce”Idéalement, on évite de sortir et de s’exposer les deux jours qui suivent le coup de soleil. Mais si l’on ne peut résister à l’appel de la piscine ou de la plage, on se couvre ! Chapeau à larges rebords, manches longues et pantalons ou jupe longues pour se promener. Et l’on se baigne avec un t-shirt pour éviter d’être de nouveau brûlé ! Est-il nécessaire de préciser qu’on n’oubliera évidemment pas de se badigeonner de protection solaire ? On consulte Si le coup de soleil touche plus de 10% du corps, si des cloques de plus de 3 cm de diamètre apparaissent, si les cloques semblent contenir du pus, si l’on souffre de céphalées, de nausées, d’étourdissements, de troubles oculaires, d’une difficulté à supporter la lumière et/ou de confusion, on n’attend pas et « allô docteur ! » Le 13 août 2018 à 11:25 • Marina Marcout
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning image of spiral galaxy NGC 4051.Located 45 million light-years from Earth, in the southern part of the Ursa Major I Cluster, the galaxy has hosted multiple supernovae.The first was spotted in 1983 (SN 1983I), followed by another two decades later (SN 2003ie).Both are categorized as Type Ic supernovae—produced by the core collapse of a massive star that lost its outer layer of hydrogen and helium, either via wind or mass transfer to a companion star.A third supernova was detected in 2010 (SN 2010br).All three events, according to NASA, were seen scattered throughout the center and spiral arms of NGC 4051, which sits in the southern part of the Ursa Major I Cluster.“Especially rich in spirals,” according to NASA, Ursa Major I is a subset of the larger Virgo Supercluster, which also houses the Milky Way.Supernovae occur in the final stages of a star’s life, after it’s burned through all of its hydrogen and has moved on to helium. If it’s massive enough, the star can start fusing other elements like carbon, neon, oxygen, and silicon.Eventually, the core may grow so large it can’t support its own mass, and—like a balloon inflated past its breaking point—the core suddenly collapses, creating a shockwave that causes the rest of the star to explode in a supernova.The detonation can become so bright that it briefly outshines the star’s entire home galaxy. In fact, explosive bursts of light and material seen in our Milky Way have been mistaken as new stars where none seemingly existed before.If the original star was big enough, the dense core can collapse under its own gravity and become a black hole.More on Geek.com:Hubble Captures Mature ‘Pinwheel’ Galaxy in Stunning ImageHubble Detects Luminous Elliptical Galaxy in SpaceNASA Fits 265,000 Galaxies Into Single ‘Hubble Legacy Field’ Image Stay on target Hubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring SystemHubble Captures Gorgeous Star’s Final Stages of Life
Real Madrid will face Liverpool in the upcoming Champions League final game but Zinedine Zidane insisted that he won’t rest his players in the league games that are about to be played before this crucial match.The French coach claimed that of course, if the player won’t be 100% ready, he won’t play – but besides that, everyone who is fit is going to be included in the match squads as usual.The Real Madrid head coach spoke about his side’s upcoming weeks as he said, according to Liverpool Echo:“No, not at all. I’m not going to think about that.”“If that were the case, there’d be no point playing tomorrow or in our four or five remaining games.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“If a player isn’t at 100%, though, he won’t play. But as for the rest, they’ll play as always.”“We can’t think about that. We have to focus on the game and on playing with intensity.”“It’s true that this year because the title is already decided, there is less expectation, but that’s normal.”“Before the match, it’s like that, but when the game starts I don’t think that’ll be the case.”
BGB patrolling. Prothom Alo file photo Members of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed across the country including the capital a day before the verdict in a graft case against Khaleda Zia.Some 20 platoons of BGB are deployed in the capital. BGB are also deployed in different districts including Chittagong, Rajshahi, Sirajganj, Bogra, Narayanganj, Noakhali, Lakhmipur and Chandpur.BGB public relations officer Mohsin Reza confirmed this to Prothom Alo.A Dhaka court is set to deliver the verdict in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on Thursday against Khaleda Zia, her self-exiled son and also BNP vice chairman Tarique Rahman and four others.The law enforcers have taken security measures at important places across the country including the capital.The law enforcers have also started searching people at the entry points of the capital. Searches are being carried out at the railway stations, bus terminals and waterways.When asked about such activities by the law enforcing agencies, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the law enforcing agencies remain alert so that nobody could create unrest and lives and property of the people were not destroyed.