first_imgBraces can help you get straight teeth but it may not always bring happiness and self-confidence, a study suggests. A recently published study followed 448 13-year-old kids from South Australia in 1988 and 1989. By the time that they turned 30 in 2005 and 2006 more than a third of them had received orthodontic treatment. “The study, examined if having braces lead to a greater level of happiness or psychosocial outcomes, later in life. There was a pattern of higher psychosocial scores in people who did not have orthodontic treatment meaning people who hadn’t had braces fitted were happier than the ones that did have braces.” Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”Those who didn’t have braces had varying levels of crooked teeth, just like those who had braces treatment –ranging from mild through to very severe,” researcher said. The study looked at four psychosocial aspects: how well people felt they coped with new or difficult situations and associated setbacks; how much they felt that could take care of their own health; the person believed that the support they received was from their personal network and their own level of optimism. “These indicators were chosen because they are important for psychosocial functioning and are relevant to health behaviours and health outcomes; since the core research question was the impact of braces treatment on patients’ self-confidence,” they added. During the study, a dental student, who has never had braces fitted: “My orthodontist recommended that I have braces fitted but I’m quite happy without them.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the government should have taken chief ministers’ views before changing the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission, adding that unilateralism is not good for federal policy and cooperative federalism. Earlier in July, the Centre changed the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission and mandated the panel to suggest ways for allocation of non-lapsable funds for defence and internal security. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalSpeaking at an event here, Singh said any change in the panel’s terms of reference at the fag-end of its term should have been done in consultation with the states. “The best course would have been for the Central government that if it wants to tailor the terms of reference, it should be backed by Chief Ministers’ Conference, which is now under the auspices of NITI Aayog, otherwise there would be strong feeling that the (Central) government is trying to rob the states of due resource allotment. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”I think that it is not good for the federal polity of our country and cooperative federalism we all swear by these days,” Singh said while addressing the ‘National Seminar on Additional Terms of Reference of the 15th Finance Commission: Implication for the States’. “The commission’s report goes to the finance ministry and then it goes to the Cabinet and therefore government of the day can take a view that whatever the mandate of the Parliament, the government would abide by that rather than imposing its view unilaterally on the reluctant state commissions,” he added. The government on November 27, 2017 notified the 15th Finance Commission, headed by N K Singh, to suggest the formula for devolution of funds to states by the Centre for five years commencing April 1, 2020, among other issues. The commission, which has been mandated to use 2011 census data rather than the one of 1971 for resource allocation, was to submit its report by October 30, 2019. The deadline was later extended till November 30, 2019. “I respectfully request to the authorities to still take this view that they will go by the advice of the Chief Ministers if there is new controversy with regard to additional terms of reference of the commission,” the senior Congress leader said. “I am told once upon a time, the 9th Finance Commission took the view that it will be guided by the Constitutional mandate and will do the fair distribution of taxes, though I don’t know that whether this (15th) commission is going to adopt that line of thought. But…internal security as well as defence are subjects which are of great national importance,” Singh added. About the role of the commission, he said, “There are certain basic issues like allocations for health, education and other important subjects, environment protection, where all states have a legitimate interest. What should be done by the government is to evolve a broad national consensus in dealing with all these issues, otherwise there would be bickering and dissatisfaction. This is not good for the federal polity of our country.” He was of the view that cooperative federalism demands give and take and therefore it is very important that the Centre should take the initiative to consult states as often as necessary to carry them along. “It’s rather odd for the government to come up with additional terms of reference. Most of the states have already gone to the commission with their requirement and now you impose another terms of reference on the commission, which would complicate its work. That is certainly not good for the federal polity and cooperative federalism that we desire should flourish in the country,” he added.last_img read more

Louise Arbour relayed the international community’s concerns about the situation in the South Asian country and explained how her Office could assist in promoting national human rights protection in the South Asian country, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson told reporters today.The High Commissioner also “underscored the importance of accurate and independent reporting of the human rights situation on the ground,” the spokesperson said.Clashes in Sri Lanka between Government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), or Tamil Tigers have affected 3 million people, including over 500,000 who have fled their homes, according to the UN. Over the past year and a half, some 4,000 people are estimated to have died in the fighting. 15 June 2007The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has held what she termed “very productive” talks with the President of Sri Lanka, where millions of people have been affected by fighting between the Government and rebel forces. read more

Registrar Hans Holthuis was holding discussions with the Yugoslav authorities to remind them of their obligations to cooperate with the Tribunal, including by transferring Milosevic into the custody of the Tribunal in The Hague, a United Nations spokesman said today. According to the Tribunal’s rules, when an accused person is arrested, the State in question must detain him and promptly notify the Registrar. Rule 57 specifies that the transfer of the accused to the seat of the Tribunal “shall be arranged between the State authorities concerned, the authorities of the host country and the Registrar.”The indictment against Mr. Milosevic charges him and four others with crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war during a “systematic attack directed against the Kosovo Albanian civilian population of Kosovo in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY).”Among other criminal acts committed under Mr. Milosevic’s leadership, the forces of the FRY and Serbia “forcibly expelled and internally displaced hundreds of thousands of Kosovo Albanians from their homes across the entire province of Kosovo” by using threats and violence to create an atmosphere of fear and oppression, according to the indictment. read more

“The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the news that hundreds of people are feared drowned after a Senegalese passenger ferry capsized off the coast of Gambia in a violent storm,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement released in New York.The statement also extended the Secretary-General’s “heartfelt condolences to the Government, families and friends of the victims.”

LONDON – An easyJet flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Belfast has faced an hourlong delay after two crew members got into an epic shouting match.Shocked passengers tweeted about the argument that grew so heated that the two crew members had to be removed from Wednesday’s flight.Dan Lobb, a television presenter on the flight, described the scene as “unreal.”He tweeted: “This is quite incredible. We’ve all worked with people we don’t get on with right? But this tiff means a 1 hr flight is delayed!”The low-cost carrier confirmed what it called a “verbal disagreement” and apologized to passengers for the inconvenience.The company said Thursday that the safety and welfare of EasyJet passengers and employees required crew members “to be able to work as a team.” London flight delayed for hour as easyJet crew members argue by The Associated Press Posted Aug 25, 2016 9:27 am MDT Last Updated Aug 25, 2016 at 10:10 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

The agreement, signed by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will establish a regional collaboration centre in Kampala, Uganda, that will support the identification of projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), provide assistance for their design, and offer opportunities to reduce transaction costs. The Mechanism allows emission-reduction projects in developing countries to earn certified emission reductions – or CERs – which can then be traded, sold and used by industrialized countries to meet environmental targets. Each CER is equivalent to one ton of carbon dioxide.According to UNFCCC, there are more than 6,000 registered projects in 83 developing countries. Uganda is one of the leading nations on the use of the Mechanism, with 12 projects currently registered in the country.This is the second regional collaboration centre established by the UNFCCC and a regional development bank in Africa. The first centre was established a few months ago in Lomé, Togo, in collaboration with the Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement and provides assistance in the development of CDM projects in Francophone Africa.“The two regional collaboration centres in Lomé and Kampala are designed to help Africa increase its attractiveness and potential for CDM. Our goal is to build capacity, reduce the risk for investors in such projects and help make the continent an increasingly attractive destination for CDM projects,” said UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres.The centre in Kampala will open in May, and is expected to provide hands-on support to governments, non-governmental organizations and businesses interested in developing CDM projects in more than 20 countries in the region. read more

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Owings has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals, five days after the utilityman was cut loose by Arizona.Owings can earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses as part of the deal announced Wednesday.The 27-year-old Owings hit .206 in 106 games this year. He made 33 starts in right field, 10 in centre, nine at third, eight and second and three in left. He had 12 homers and 51 RBIs in 2017.Owings had a $3.4 million salary this year, was eligible for salary arbitration and likely would have received a raise. But the Diamondbacks failed to offer a 2019 contract by last Friday’s deadline.He is eligible for free agency after the 2019 season.___More AP MLB: and Associated Press read more

← Previous Story BM Bera Bera cancels Champions League participation Next Story → Arpad Sterbik can’t get Serbian sports pension Slovenian Handball Federation has decided to join SEHA Gazprom South Stream League which means that two best Slovenian teams, RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko and RK Gorenje will play at regional competition from the next season! Slovenians are looking for the possibility to have the third team, RK Maribor Branik, also in competition, but that will depend from the composition of the League. Hungarian best teams, Veszprem and Pick Szeged still didn’t reach the agreement with the League officials, which stated before that final list of teams for season 2014/2015 will be announced until June 19.SEHA GSS League had 10 teams last season with probably extension with two more for the next one… read more

first_imgDáil: Leaders’ Questions – The Tánaiste steps up for his first outing at the new time of midday for questions from the opposition parties and Technical Group.Committee: Property tax – TDs get a chance to grill the chair of the Revenue Commissioners Josephine Feehily at 3pm in Committee Room 3 over the property tax fiasco of recent weeks.Dáil: Finance Bill – TDs continue debate on the legislation concerning taxation measures announced in the Budget last month between 10.45am and midday and then again at 12.41pm.Everything else that’s happening in the Dáil Like politics? Then why not ‘Like’’s Politics page?Explainer: How does a Bill become a law? WHAT’S GOING ON in Leinster House?Every day the Dáil and Seanad are sitting, brings you the most comprehensive guide to what our lawmakers are getting up to in the Houses of the Oireachtas.So, here is what we can expect to be happening in the Dáil, Seanad and Committee rooms today…3 things we’ll be keeping an eye oncenter_img Leo Varadkar will have to get out of bed earlier if he’s to be in the Dáil on time at 9.30am to take questions on his transport, tourism and sport portfolio.The Order of Business gets under way at 12.21pm followed by the consideration of two EU motions without debate.After debate on the Finance Bill, TDs will consider Local Government Bill – which overhauls local authorities in Ireland – before 4.42pm when Topical Issues get under way.The Dáil adjourns at 5.30pm.Everything else that’s happening in the SeanadSenators begin their day with the Order of Business at 10.30am followed by consideration of a motion on the agreement between Canada and the EU on the transfer and processing PNR data. That’s Passenger Name Record data to you and I.At midday the Children’s Minister will update senators on her Youth Justice Policy.Then at 2.30pm debate on the report and final stages of the Social Welfare Bill continues before Matters on the Adjournment. After that, the upper house adjourns itself for the weekend.Everything else that’s happening in the CommitteesThe Environment Committee has a long day as it considers submissions on the reform of local government from a variety of representative organisations including those from local authority associations and business groups from 9.45am in Committee Room 3.The Health Committee continues its End of Life Care hearings at 10am in Committee Room 2 where it hears from the Jack and Jill Foundation among others in the morning and then the Irish Hospice Foundation from midday.The Public Accounts Committee meets in Committee Room 1 at 10am to hear from the CEO of Bord na gCon, the Irish Greyhound Board, Adrian Neilan on the board’s annual accounts for 2011.Here’s how to watch what’s going on in Leinster House todayDáil ÉireannSeanad ÉireannCommittee Room 1Committee Room 2Committee Room 3Committee Room 4To access streams on iOS, click herelast_img read more

first_imgThe Federal government sure has been busy the past few weeks when it comes to curbing piracy on the internet. In its latest move, the Feds have seized several domains that are used to stream illegal broadcasts of sporting events. With the Super Bowl this Sunday, officials are looking to make another statement on piracy by replacing the content on each site with the banner pictured above. So if you were hoping to use your favorite steaming site to catch the game, you may be out of luck.Domains that have been included in the seizure are,, and, with more most likely being added as the week proceeds. It’s interesting to note is that this marks the fist time a .tv domain has been seized in relation to the NFL championship. While seizures of this nature happened last year at the same time, this round of raids may be hitting a sore-spot with internet denizens because of the recent protests of SOPA and the governments response to said protests.Believe it or not, the NFL has several rules in place concerning the viewing of the Super Bowl. These came as a result of non-profit groups such as churches and youth centers showing the game to large groups of people. Non-profits can show the game if they use equipment that they already own to display the action, meaning that they can’t rent TV’s or projectors for the event. Also, they can’t charge any kind of fee to people who come to watch.Besides rebroadcasting violations, most streaming sports site have ads that display which they make money off of. While this doesn’t look like a direct violation since clicking on those ads is voluntary, someone is still getting paid for rebroadcasting something they don’t own.The good news is that there will be some legal ways to watch the Super Bowl online, ensuring that you won’t miss any of the action.via Torrent Freaklast_img read more

first_imgAstéroïde Apophis : une collision avec la Terre possible en 2036Si une collision entre l’astéroïde Apophis et la Terre est fort peu probable, des chercheurs russes ont calculé la date à laquelle cet événement pourrait se produire. Selon leurs estimations, c’est en 2036, en avril, que la collision pourrait avoir lieu.Découvert en 2004, cet astéroïde suit une orbite proche de celle de la Terre et la croise à deux reprises lors de ses révolutions. Le vendredi 13 avril 2029, Apophis s’approchera de la Terre à une distance de 37.000 ou 38.000 kilomètres, et selon Leonid Sokolov, professeur à la faculté de mécanique céleste de l’université de Saint-Pétersbourg, cité par l’agence RIA Novosti, il pourrait “entrer en collision avec la Terre le 13 avril 2036”.À lire aussiLune, cigarette électronique et intelligence artificielle, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 3 SeptembreToutefois nombre d’astronomes, et notamment les chercheurs de l’Institut d’astronomie appliquée de l’Académie des sciences de Russie, estiment extrêmement peu probable cette collision.Pendant plusieurs mois, suite à la découverte d’Apophis, astéroïde d’un diamètre de 270 mètres d’une masse d’environ 27 millions de tonnes, les chercheurs craignaient de le voir entrer en collision avec la Terre ou la Lune en 2029. Une collision dont l’énergie aurait été équivalente à l’explosion de quelque 34 bombes nucléaires d’Hiroshima. Mais cette possibilité a été écartée, les astronomes ayant déterminé avec plus de précision la trajectoire de l’astéroïde.Comme l’a rappelé le professeur Sokolov, la Nasa estime que onze autres objets spatiaux pourraient au cours du XXIe siècle, entrer en collision avec la Terre, dont quatre avant 2050.Le 6 février 2011 à 19:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp RAW Preview: Stephanie to make WrestleMania announcement, Live RAW Post-Show Facebook Videos Articles Seth Rollins NWA President Billy Corgan announces their first television tapings from Atlanta Now Playing Up Next Cesarocenter_img Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Kurt Angle Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Courtesy of Bushwhackers announced for WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015The Bushwhackers marched their way into the hearts of the WWE Universe during the 1980s and ’90s. Now, cousins Luke & Butch will knock down the doors of the WWE Hall of Fame with their patented Battering Ram, as the Kiwis join the Hall’s Class of 2015.The Bushwhackers’ journey to immortality began 50 years ago in their homeland of New Zealand, where the two joined forces in regional companies, catching the eyes of North American promoters. Luke & Butch made their first splash in Stampede Wrestling, the Calgary-based territory ran by WWE Hall of Famer Stu Hart, before moving south into the United States.Though Butch briefly left America in the early 1980s, he soon returned to join forces with Luke once again. Then known as The Sheepherders, the New Zealanders quickly earned a reputation as one of the most vicious tag teams in all of professional wrestling, leaving crimson-covered opponents in their wake from the Pacific Northwest to Puerto Rico and everywhere in between. Their brawls with teams like The Fabulous Ones and The Fantastics are still remembered as some of the most brutal ever.In 1986, The Sheepherders settled down in Bill Watts’ Universal Wrestling Federation, almost immediately defeating “Dr. Death” Steve Williams & Ted DiBiase for the UWF Tag Team Titles. When they weren’t wrestling for Watts, Luke & Butch were traveling around the country, engaging in wild brawls in stalwart NWA territories like Florida and Jim Crockett Promotions, the precursor to WCW.After Crockett absorbed the UWF in 1987, The Sheepherders jumped ship. With future WWE executive John Laurinaitis carrying the New Zealand flag for them, Luke & Butch stomped into the NWA, rekindling their rivalry with The Fantastics. However, just as it looked as they were on the verge of capturing championships, the Kiwis signed with WWE. Fans expecting The Sheepherders to bring their brand of brawling to WWE were in for a huge surprise when Luke & Butch made their debut in late 1988.Instead of the vicious Sheepherders, the WWE Universe was introduced to The Bushwhackers, a pair of fun-loving cousins clad in mangled baseball caps and camouflage. Luke & Butch stomped to the ring in manic fashion, swinging their arms in a manner that fans couldn’t help but imitate. The New Zealanders also interacted with the WWE Universe in another unique fashion: licking their heads. The toothless cousins quickly made their mark on The Grandest Stage of Them All, defeating Jimmy Hart’s Fabulous Rougeau Brothers at WrestleMania V.The unorthodox Bushwhackers soon engaged in a heated rivalry with another Hart-managed duo, Rhythm & Blues. Luke & Butch saved the WWE Universe from listening to The Honky Tonk Man & Greg “The Hammer” Valentine’s off-tune caterwauling at WrestleMania VI, masquerading as roadies and smashing their instruments in front of a packed SkyDome in Toronto. In 1991, Luke made a stunningly brief appearance in the Royal Rumble Match, where he marched into the ring, was immediately tossed out, then marched back to the locker room.Though they never captured the World Tag Team Championship, The Bushwhackers were always on the front line of WWE, ready to stand up in the face of evil. Luke & Butch battled duos like The Natural Disasters, The Beverly Brothers and Well Dunn, forming an alliance with WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel to take on the latter team and their manager, Harvey Wippleman. The Bushwhacker eventually marched out of WWE in 1996. They were welcomed back with open arms by the WWE Universe at WrestleMania X-Seven in 2001, where they took part in the hysterical Gimmick Battle Royal.Fourteen years later, Luke & Butch will take their place in history and become WWE Hall of Famers.Tickets for the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are on sale now at, the SAP Center box office, and by calling 800-745-3000.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img Twitter Now Playing Up Next Facebook Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Google+ WhatsApp Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35center_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Smackdown Live ratings for June 25, 2019 are now in.This week’s episode from Portland, Oregon drew an average of 1.921 million viewers on Tuesday night according to a report by is up from last week’s show that averaged 1.859 million viewers. Smackdown came in at No. 1 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics, which is up from the No. 2 position last week.Demographic Ratings for Smackdown LiveSmackdown Live, headlined by Big E’s return to action, averaged a 0.62 rating among adults 18-49. This is up from the 0.56 rating they had last week.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more