Médicaments au moins 45 produits pharmaceutiques seraient en rupture de stock

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first_imgMédicaments : au moins 45 produits pharmaceutiques seraient en rupture de stockSelon Le Parisien, le Levothyrox n’est pas le seul médicament à être en rupture de stock. En effet, au moins 45 autres produits manqueraient actuellement à l’appel.Selon une enquête menée par Le Parisien et dévoilée samedi dernier, au moins 45 produits seraient en rupture de stock. Si la chose était connue en ce qui concerne le Levothyrox, 17 autres médicaments très utilisés pourraient venir s’ajouter à cette liste.Parmi les nombreux produits manquants, l’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament (ANSM) cite des traitements dédiés aux troubles bipolaires (Sycrest en 5 mg), à la schizophrénie (Semap en 20 mg) et à la dépression (Tofranil 10 et 20 mg). L’Agence signale également le manque de quatre médicaments anticancéreux : Caryolysine (solution 10 mg), le Depocyte (sous sa forme injectable de 50 mg), Haxastat (gélules de 100 mg) et Immucyst (81 mg en poudre).Le problème c’est que tous ces médicaments ne peuvent pas forcément être remplacés par des génériques ou par d’autres antibiotiques. C’est par exemple le cas d’Immucyst et du traitement Ascabiol qui permet de lutter contre la gale.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Ces ruptures de stock trouveraient leur origine dans la mondialisation des marchés. En effet, ce sont les commandes massives et inattendues des Chinois en Levothyrox qui auraient vidé les stocks de ce médicament dont le laboratoire allemand Merck est le seul fabricant. Car les classes moyennes chinoises ont désormais les moyens de se payer ce type de médicaments et elles consacreraient un budget de plus en plus important à la santé.Côté européen, pour faire face à cette pénurie, des solutions ont été mises en place. L’ANSM a  par exemple annoncé que l’Eutirox, équivalent italien du Levothyrox, est actuellement délivré gratuitement. “Nous ne sommes pas encore revenus à la normale, mais nous faisons tout pour que la situation se rétablisse au plus vite pour les patients”, a ainsi déclaré au journal Le Parisien François Bruno, directeur adjoint du service surveillance des marchés.Le 19 août 2013 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Etsy user shuts down shop after Pokemon Go Pokeball aimer goes viral

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first_imgIf you’ve been looking for a surefire way for those Poke Balls to connect with a Pokemon’s cranium every time, you might have to add your name to the waiting list.How often has your Pokeball curved slightly to the left, narrowly missing your perfectly calculated throw and allowing for a Pokemon’s swift escape? One player had enough, taking to his 3D printer for a solution to this heinous problem. The answer Etsy user “Jcach3DPrinting” came up with was a nifty Poke Ball-aimer case for the iPhone 6, complete with finger-guiding path. Unfortunately, he wasn’t prepared for the media explosion that put his product in front of millions of Pokemon Go players everywhere, as the overwhelming demand for his creation has caused his shop to go on a temporary hiatus.For new customers stumbling upon his page, the description reads, “due to an OVERWHELMING demand I need to close the store for a few days whilst I catch up with demands.” Quite the disappointment for trainers everywhere, but don’t feel too bad. Jcach3Printing follows it up with, “I will be back in just a few days with more models designed, such as for Samsung phones, iPhones, and many more.” If your device isn’t listed, he also encourages players to message him with model requests.For less than $10, you could soon be throwing Poke Balls with a perfect arc. Just give Jcach3Printing a little time to 3D print the remaining batches and put in your order when his shop is back open. While you wait, check out our Pokemon Go Tips, Tricks, and Secrets article to get a leg up on the competition. Guarantee 1000+ CP1/17For Pokemon that can evolve, their starting CP will dictate whether or not their final evolution will hit the coveted 1000+ mark. While each Pokemon grow at different rates, you can use PoGoToolKit to estimate their final CP.Photo Credit: @iBlali on Twitter.<><>last_img read more


The voice of the Star Trek Enterprise could be coming to Discovery

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first_imgOne of the most iconic voices from the entirety of Star Trek‘s history might live on in some form if the man credited for the franchise has anything to say about it.Majel Barrett was an actress for over five decades but is most well known for voicing the Enterprise computer. According to a tweet from Gene Roddenberry’s official account, who was married to Barrett from 1969 until her death in 2008, Barrett’s voice has appeared so often that there might be enough data that her voice could live on, possibly in the newest iteration of Star Trek. Majel’s voice is recorded phonetically, &we’re working to get her voice for things such as Siri, maybe voice of the computer on #STDiscovery— RODDENBERRY (@roddenberry) September 4, 2016Barrett  is one of the few actors to have reoccurring roles on multiple Star Trek shows. She’s played many small roles over the years, but her most famous is as the voice of the Enterprise ship’s computer, which she did in the original Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. She was also the voice of the computer in Star Trek: Voyager, and was the narrator in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. making her one of the most prolific computer voices in all media.Just listen to some of the quotes from her work as the Enterprise Computer and try not to get a chill up your spine thinking about having the same voice on your phone.Star Trek is a juggernaut, covering decades of film, television, and just about everything else you can consume. Considering its long history, along with the rampant opportunities for crossovers, it’s surprising that so few actors have had reoccurring roles in multiple series. If Barrett does appear in the new Star Trek:Discovery, as Roddenberry hopes it would, then she’d be the first actress to have major roles in five Star Trek series.And that’s not including her other work on the shows. She’s appeared in the flesh in multiple roles, including as Nurse Christine Chapel in Star Trek and Lwaxana Troi in Next Generation.This isn’t the first time either that Barrett’s voice work has drawn attention in the technology sector. Before Google Now, Google was using the codename “Majel” for its Siri competitor.last_img read more


The XFiles heads to the Funko Universe in this One Shot Exclusive

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first_imgStay on target For the last few years, the popular Funko Collectible brand has been dominating the geek market. What once used to be a hard to find POP! the collectible brand is now sold at 711 and CVS. That is not to say the brand is over saturated by any means. Funko is always looking at the next big license and is constantly fresh on variety (I never find the same pop twice these days).Starting this month, Funko is going back to comic shops where it all began for them. This time they have teamed up with IDW Publishing to tell more lighthearted stories pairing the Pop Vinyl look with some of the publisher’s favorite talent. This month I checked out Funko Universes X-Files one shot.IDW’s run of the X-Files series has been something of a mystery to me (as I guess it should be?). There is an ongoing series that is about fifteen issues deep, a tenth & eleventh season, year zero, origins, even a handful of crossover issues involving Ghostbusters, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; even The Crow. So I was not too surprised to see Mulder and Scully get roped into a book like this.With four variant covers, this book includes four short stories. All who play around in the X-Files sandbox. The first “To believe, or not to believe” jokes on the fun relationship between special agents Mulder and Scully. “One believes everything, whereas the other is a skeptic. Hilarity ensues!” The next story, “You are what you eat” sounds like the cannibalistic plot of the second X-Files film. It is pure visuals without any dialogue and involves cute X-Files inside jokes scattered throughout. “Escape from space mountain” is the ultimate Fox Mulder story that drives the idea home as to why he believes so strongly in extraterrestrial life. The Funko Pop generic X-Files “Alien” buddies up with the agent for their own hightail adventure.I won’t go too much into the final story, as I am sure you can already get the gist of how this book goes down. One thing I always give IDW props for is that their artists are always top notch. I’ve seen Marvel pull a few short stories into a special and after the first two stories; the quality tends to dip. This one shot stays vibrant and fun! The X-Files: Funko Universe is a great book for parents to check out for their kids, and that really is who it is aimed for. Many adults may scoff at the concept of this book. But I can honestly say that this is a really cool project that can help children and their geeky parents bond. There are enough funny inside jokes from the series that adults will enjoy, while its downright adorable art and safe storytelling are perfect for the little ones.Also, be on the lookout for Ghostbusters, TMNT, Strawberry Shortcake and Judge Dredd Funko Universe books on store shelves now. Plus, variant Funko Pop alternate covers of ongoing series like Back to the Future, Orphan Black, Star Trek and more. Variant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18)Variant Covers to Grab This Week (8/15/18) last_img read more


These Are the Games You Should Be Checking Out in August

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first_img LawBreakers Publisher Blames PUBG for Game’s FailureHands-On: LawBreakers is Overwatch of War Stay on target Usually, August is one of the driest months when it comes to video game releases. They call it the “summer drought” for a good reason, after all. But as we’ve seen, 2017 has been one of the best years (if not the best) of this entire generation. It seems fitting that, even during August, we would be treated to a bunch of great titles. If you were hoping you’d have time to clear out your backlog this month, then we feel sorry for you.Sonic ManiaPlatforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox OneRelease date: August 15Sonic Mania is something long-time fans of the Sonic franchise have wanted for years: a return to classic 2D platforming. Yes, there was Sonic 4… but the less said about that entry, the better. Sonic Mania will have brand-new levels along with remixed versions of classic stages. As a Sonic the Hedgehog fan myself, this is easily my most anticipated game of the month (and maybe the year).Pre-order Sonic Mania from Amazon.Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom BattlePlatforms: Nintendo SwitchRelease date: August 29Everything about Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is weird. Not only is this a joint venture between Nintendo and Ubisoft, but the gameplay is reminiscent of XCom. I’m not sure what substances the creative team partook in during the conception of the game. Whatever that stuff was, I want some. I expect this one will be a sleeper hit among Switch users.Pre-order Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle from Amazon.Hellblade: Senua’s SacrificePlatforms: PC, PS4Release date: August 8Ninja Theory is attempting something unique with Hellblade. This is an independent game with AAA quality. While most studios would fail at this, Ninja Theory has what it takes to make this lofty goal a reality. There hasn’t been a single dud from this company, so it’s safe to assume Hellblade will be one the best titles of 2017.Pre-order Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from Amazon.Madden 18Madden games aren’t usually very different from each other. This is something Madden 18 is changing with the introduction of a story mode called “Longshot.” This campaign will have colleges, which is something not seen in an EA football game since the NCAA series. This will also be the first Madden that uses the Frostbite Engine. Given everything in it, this is poised to be one of the best Madden titles in years.Pre-order Madden 18 from Amazon.Uncharted: The Lost LegacyPlatforms: PlayStation 4Release date: August 22Chloe has always been one of the more popular characters in Uncharted. Because of that, it was wise for Naughty Dog to let her star in an installment. Though Lost Legacy features a different protagonist, expect everything you love about Uncharted. Namely, intense shootouts, death-defying platforming, and witty banter. This game looks like it’ll be a lot of fun.Pre-order Uncharted: The Lost Legacy from Amazon.Mega Man Legacy Collection 2Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4Release date: August 10The first Mega Man Legacy Collection contained all six of The Blue Bomber’s NES titles. This one focuses on the rest of the core series. This compilation has new features like “Extra Armor” which lets Mega Man take more damage. It also has checkpoint saves throughout the levels. Veteran players can test their might by playing remixed stages. Those of us still feeling burned by Mighty No. 9 should definitely check this game out.Pre-order Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 from Amazon.Agents of MayhemPlatforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4Release date: August 15Agents of Mayhem is a spiritual successor to the Saints Row series. Like that franchise, Agents of Mayhem is completely over-the-top. This open world/superhero game is similar to Microsoft’s upcoming Crackdown 3. Because of that, it will be interesting to see which title resonates the most with gamers.Pre-order Agents of Mayhem from Amazon.Ark: Survival EvolvedPlatforms: Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PS4, Xbox OneRelease date: August 29This game has been in beta for what seems like forever. Ark: Survival Evolved tosses players into a hostile alien planet filled with ravenous dinosaurs. To survive, they must gather resources and team up with other players. Since this is a survival game, it may not be for everyone. However, the game has seen success as an Early Access title. It’s reasonable to assume it will be equally as successful as a completed game.Pre-order Ark: Survival Evolved from Amazon.LawbreakersPlatforms: PC, PS4Release date: August 8It’s difficult to get excited about yet another class-based team shooter. Lawbreakers is a bit different, though. Cliff Bleszinski has made a name for himself by producing some of the most hardcore shooters out there. Because of that, we expect Lawbreakers to be a wild ride. Also, it’s only $30. You can’t really go wrong with that, especially given the game’s pedigree.Pre-order Lawbreakers from Amazon.AbsolverPlatforms: PS4, PCRelease date: August 29Fighting games have become fairly standardized over the years. It’s rare when we see one tackle the genre from a different angle. Thankfully, Absolver seems poised to give fighters a dose of much-needed originality. It’s hard to say whether this title can compete with the Street Fighters of Tekkens of the world, but we should applaud it for trying to do its own thing.Pre-order Absolver from Steam.Life is Strange: Before the StormPlatforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4Release date: August 31This prequel to the popular Life is Strange stars Chloe Price and her friend Rachel Amber. Since this is a prequel, Chloe doesn’t possess the ability to manipulate time. Instead, she can either provoke or manipulate others with a feature called Backtalk. Unlike the original game, this entry is composed of three parts. Life is Strange: Before the Storm will hopefully tide us over until a proper sequel is released.Pre-order Life Is Strange: Before the Storm from Amazon.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more


Soft Sensor Turns Anything Even Fabric Into Interactive Controller

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first_imgStay on target A new soft, stretchable material turns anything—from your smartphone to your coat—into an interactive controller.Dubbed iSoft, the technology works in real time to play or pause music, turn up or down volume, power on or off objects, etc.The simple sensor looks like something my three-year-old niece might have crafted: a thin sheet of rubber with colored icons drawn on.But don’t be deceived by its childlike appearance: iSoft is a complicated system containing a “piezoresistive elastomer,” electrical impedance tomography (EIT), and homegrown algorithm that work together to collect and communicate data to the associated program.Still, in the early stages, it is already being eyed for use in athletics, health monitoring, prosthetics, and virtual reality.“The novel part of iSoft is that it does not need any wiring of electronics within the material,” according to Karthik Ramani, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the C Design Lab at Purdue University.Researchers highlighted “various applications,” from artificial skins in robotics to health monitoring and sports medicine to tactile clothing as an interactive interface (think Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google).“The platform provides the ability to create and customize soft sensors,” Ramani said in a statement. “Even if you have no professional knowledge of electronics you can modify any object with it, including objects with complex shapes.”iSoft can be easily modified for custom use after manufacturing, making it ideal for everyone from experts to novices “without in-depth knowledge of material processing or expensive fabrication equipment,” Ramani added.Purdue doctoral student Sang Ho Yoon will present the team’s findings at this week’s ACM Symposium on User Interface Software Technology (UIST) in Canada.Their research is also detailed in a paper, co-authored by Ramani; Yoon; doctoral students Ke Hoo, Luis Paredes, and Subramanian Chidambaram; postdoc research associate Yunbo Zhang; and graduate student Guiming Chen.A patent has been filed by the Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Bosch Brings Smart Tech to StrollersNew Sensor Detects Spoiled Milk Before You Open the Container last_img read more


The Gifted Surprises by Breaking From its Own Formula

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first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The Gifted does a lot of things right. It has consistently great action, surprisingly cool special effects and a fun, fast-paced story that pulls the audience through its first season. It also has a ton of reverence for both the X-Men comics and the movies it shares a continuity with. It fits neatly into the X-Men movie universe, which is something even the Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t been able to do with its TV shows. Even with all that going for it, it can get very predictable. It established its formula early on, and stuck to it. As fun as most of the episodes have been, they’ve all had the same rhythm. After a while, it’s hard to get as excited about the show when you know exactly what shape the episode will take as soon as it begins. That’s what made the ending of last night’s episode cool, even if the journey was flat and featureless.It was the first indication that the writers of The Gifted knew that the formula was getting stale. There’s a mission of the week, a new mutant discovering a power, and someone isn’t as honest as they should be. Despite the serialized nature of the story, all these things are dealt with and the status quo is restored by the end. That’s the basic structure of every episode since about episode three. And for most of last night’s, that’s how it seemed like things were going to go. We started with a flashback to when Lauren and Andy first realized something weird happened when they held hands. Andy caught Lauren as she fell from a skateboard and suddenly the lighting was all blown out. But before they could figure out what was going on, their parents called them for lunch and they went on with their day.Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White (Cr: Eliza Morse/FOX)Fast-forward to the present day, and each member of the Strucker family is dealing with the last episode’s revelations in different ways. Reed is still processing everything his dad told him, and confesses everything to Kate. Meanwhile, Andy has done some research and learned all about the Von Strucker twins. That lends the rest of the episode a nice bit of tension. The kids learn that their great-grandparents had extraordinary powers, but were also monsters. Andy has already shown some violent tendencies, so this is just more uncertainty as to which way he’s going to go. In the end, both the parents and kids decide to do something characters on these sorts of TV shows never do: Talk to each other! Wow, a show not building its entire story on characters keeping stupid secrets from each other? Amazing.They decide to test their powers somewhere safe, or so they assume. When the siblings hold hands, everything glows brightly like they can see every vulnerability of the building. If they wanted to, they could bring the whole place down, killing everyone inside. This is when the show gives its first, subtle indication that this episode will be playing with your expectations. At first, Lauren appears much more freaked out by the ability than Andy, as you’d expect. He’s been presented as the violent one, after all. But then, she reveals why she’s scared. She likes the power. She enjoyed the moment where, if she wanted to, she could kill everyone around her. That terrifies her. It’s a side of her character we’ve never seen before, and it immediately makes her much more interesting.Sean Teale and Blair Redford (Cr: Eliza Morse/FOX)On the other side of the Mutant Underground, things are similarly playing out how you’d expect them to. They know about the Trask building where mutants are being kept, but it’s too risky to attack it. Even though one of the new mutants has family trapped in there. She uses her powers to give Polaris nightmares about people she loves being held in the Trask prison, and the next day Polaris is all, “we have to save those people no matter what!!” Honestly, for most of the episode, it feels like everyone is just going through the motions. “It’s too risky!” “But we have to!” “We need the Strucker kids to blow up a thing.” “No, not our kids!” “But we neeeeeed them.” “K.” You’ve seen this episode five times now.It’s a shame we spent so much time going through these motions. The Gifted is rarely boring, the first two-thirds of last night’s episode sure were. It was only right at the end, when everything started to go off the rails that you realized what they were doing. There was a point to the boring, formulaic writing. It made the end of the episode that much more shocking. That doesn’t excuse the fact that most of the episode was dull, but it does make sure it leaves us on a much more positive note. Things aren’t restored to the status quo at the end of this episode. Usually, things start to go wrong, but the right combination of mutant powers gives the Underground a way out. That’s not what happens this time. The first indication that something’s different is when Blink gets captured. Usually, Andy and Lauren would just combine their individual powers to control the destruction of the Sentinel spider bots. Now, they don’t have time. Agent Turner has been working overtime planning this op, and he’s not going to let it fail. The Underground is forced to abort the mission and the Strucker kids are captured.Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, guest star Elena Satine and Jamie Chung (Cr: Eliza Morse/FOX)There is a cool character moment in all this action at the end. Lauren wants to bring down the entire building so they can escape, but it’s Andy who talks her out of it. All season, he’s been set up as the violent one. The one with anger issues to work out. The one who would happily use his powers to kill if given the option. When given the opportunity, he’s the one that says no. It’s his sister who wants to destroy the building. That sets up a new dynamic that could be a lot of fun to explore in the season’s remaining episodes. That’s really the most valuable thing this episode did. Even if most of it wasn’t so good, those exciting, unexpected final minutes set up some great storylines for the next episode. Now that the kids have been captured, Turner and Reed will have to confront each other once more. That’s part of what makes The Gifted a good show. Even its worst episodes have just enough going for them to keep us coming back. ‘The Gifted’ S2 Finale Recap: Death, Destruction & Hope for Season 3’The Gifted’ Season 2, Ep 5 Recap: The Reunion We’ve Waited For center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more


Geek Deals Oculus Marvel Powers VR Release Today 128GB MicroSDXC under 30

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first_imgToday, our friends at TechBargains have assembled an absolutely killer list of deals. Ranging from discounted Apple AirPods to a super cheap MicroSDXC card to awesome VR bargains, there’s something in today’s list for nearly any taste. Keep scrolling down, and save some serious cash on new gear.Featured DealsApple AirPods Wireless Bluetooth Earphones (MMEF2AM/A) for $144.99 at Amazon (List price: $159).Last Day: 3 Month Subscription for Amazon Kindle Unlimited for $0.99 at Amazon (List price: $9.99/month).Last Day: 3-Month Audible Membership for only $4.95/month for $14.85 at Amazon (List price: $44.85).Extra $100 price drop! 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Chair for $99.97 at Walmart (List price: $175).GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter for $71.49 at Walmart (List price: $86.77).FrenchMay 2200-Lumens 4-Foot 22W Linkable LED Shop Light (6-Pack) for $37.99 at Amazon (Clip 5% Coupon – List price: $39.99).Workpro Multi Purpose Workbench with Work Light for $79.99 at Walmart (List price: $129.99).Oria 60-in-1 Magnetic Screwdriver Electronics Repair Tool Kit for $9.59 at Amazon (Coupon code: ORDP22HA – List price: $15.99).6-pack Sterilite 6-Quart Bins with Latch (Great for storage) for $35.84 at Walmart (List price: $67.19).For more great deals go to TechBargains.last_img read more


Geek Daily Deals Amazons 1Day Flash and Hard Drive Storage Sale 6

Posted On Sep 20 2019 by

first_imgAmazon’s 1-Day Storage Sale Includes the WD Passport X 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $59.19At this price, you’d expect to see a 1TB drive, not 2TB. Although technically labelled as an “Xbox drive,” the Passport X can be used as extra storage for both the Playstation4 and your PC. Also check out the 480GB internal solid state drive for $69.99, which is another incredible deal that probably won’t be beaten on Black Friday.Get the WD 2TB Portable Hard Drive on Amazon for $59.19Get the SanDisk Ultra 400GB SATA Solid State Drive for $69.99many more storage deals available Dead of Winter: The Long Night Board Game for $29.95This standalone expansion to the original Dead of Winter board game is rated very highly over at BoardGameGeek.Get it on Amazon for $29.95 Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner for $240Take $160 off the regular list price. This is the Dyson model that can be used like a regular vacuum or have the long arm detached so that you can use it as a really powerful hand vac.Get it on Amazon for $240 Humble WB Classics 6-Game PC Bundle for $4.10Humble has a fantastic deal consisting of some must-buy PC gaming titles are a ridiculously cheap price. Select the $4.10 mid-tier bundle for the absolute best value. The mid-tier bundle includes the following:Scribblenauts UnlimitedMiddle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year EditionBatman: Arkham OriginsBastionMad MaxInjustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Editionall for $4.10. That averages out to 68 cents per game. If you’ve subscribed to this month’s Humble Monthly Bundle, then you get an additional 10% off.Get it at Humble for $4.10 Pecham Extra Large (31″ x 12″) Extended Gaming Mouse Pad for $8.51This behemoth of a cloth mousepad is big enough to sit under your mouse AND your keyboard. It has stitched edges to prevent fraying, a waterproof coating to protect against spills, and is machine washable.Use code “FJ26JS93” to get it on Amazon for $8.51last_img read more


Roman Reigns to appear on ESPN “SportsCenter” tonight

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by
first_img Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Ronda Rousey Seth Rollins Cesaro announces that he will make an appearance at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff XFL announces multi-year television deals with ESPN and FOX to air games starting in 2020 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Winscenter_img Courtesy of WWE.com:WWE on ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’Every Tuesday, ESPNews’ “SportsCenter” features a weekly segment with Superstars devoted to the best, most entertaining moments from WWE. New WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns will join Coachman on Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. on ESPNews.Coachman was recently joined by Divas Champion Charlotte and Jimmy and Jey Uso, who recently made their return on Raw.John Cena was also recently a guest on “SportsCenter.”In addtion to top moments from Raw, the weekly segment will feature former WWE Superstar and announcer and current ESPN personality Coachman.For more on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” visit espn.go.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 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 Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Videos Articles Shawn Michaels WhatsApp John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Now Playing Up Next Facebook The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitterlast_img

WWE signs new deal to air Monday Night RAW live in the Philippines exclusively…

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_img Google+ Businesswire.com has a new article about the WWE signing a new content distribution deal with FOX+ in the Philippines. The agreement will air RAW live on FOX+ in the Philippines starting next week, where it will be the exclusive home of WWE in that nation.The WWE recently signed on with FOX for Smackdown Live in the United States, which will begin airing in October 2019 on FOX’s flagship network. In the Philippines RAW will air live on FOX+, which is a streaming Over-The-Top service.You may view the press release below:MANILA, Philippines & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WWE (NYSE:WWE) and FOX Networks Group Asia today announced a new agreement to stream WWE’s flagship program Raw® live exclusively on FOX+ in the Philippines.Beginning next week, Raw will stream live on FOX+ at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Philippines with a same day, primetime re-air on FOX Sports at 8 p.m. Additionally, each week, FOX+ will stream on demand WWE weekly highlight shows Afterburn®, Experience® and This Week®.“We are very excited to bring more of the best content to our viewers in the Philippines with the exclusive live streaming of Raw through FOX+,” said Jude Turcuato, General Manager for FOX Networks Group Philippines. “Having this partnership with WWE further strengthens FNG’s push to make FOX+ the best go-to OTT entertainment platform in the country.”“FOX Networks Group Asia shares our vision and passion for engaging and entertaining our fans,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Co-President. “This partnership to stream Raw live in the Philippines on FOX+ allows us to deliver action-packed, family-friendly entertainment to our fans throughout the country.”FOX+ is FOX Networks Group Asia’s (FNG) video-streaming service and is available on Android and iOS devices as well as on Apple TV and select Android TVs. A free 30-day trial is available for new subscribers.FOX+ is FOX Networks Group Asia’s (FNG) video-streaming service and is available on Android and iOS devices as well as on Apple TV and select Android TVs. A free 30-day trial is available for new subscribers. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)center_img Joseph Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterestlast_img read more


Video: WWE honors U.S. servicemen and women on Veterans Day before RAW tonight

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_img Pinterest Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Facebook John Cena happy for Becky Lynch and possibility of women headlining WrestleMania Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Nikki Bella looking forward to the day she isn’t associated with John Cena in promos Videos Articles Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twittercenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE has posted a video (above) honoring U.S. servicemen and women on Veterans Day.The holiday, which was officially on Sunday and observed on Monday, was posted before tonight’s episode of RAW honoring military veterans.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:28 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 WhatsApp Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Natalya strongly believes women will main event WrestleMania 35 next year Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more


Clark culinary program getting a new home

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_imgConstruction of the Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute at Clark College is on schedule for completion by fall 2017.When finished, it will open as the “premier cuisine and baking institute in our area,” Cuisine Instructor Aaron Guerra said.This state-of-the-art facility could not come at a better time. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts announced in 2015 that it was closing its doors at all 16 U.S. locations, including downtown Portland, by September 2017, and The Art Institute of Portland is phasing out its culinary program.The culinary labor market for the Portland-Vancouver metro area is projecting 8 percent growth over the next five years, adding about 7,000 local jobs, according to statistics provided by Clark College.Additionally, visitor spending on food services in Clark County has increased 10 percent — from $121.6 million in 2014 to $133.7 million in 2015, said Jacob Schmidt, spokesman for Visit Vancouver USA. Those numbers are from the most recent Washington State Travel Impacts & Visitor Volume report.“While these numbers only represent a slice of area restaurants’ customer base — spending from visitors to the area — I think they help demonstrate the growing demand for additional dining options in the area,” Schmidt said.With increased dining options comes a need for well-trained professionals to run the kitchens and bakery facilities. The Culinary Institute at Clark College hopes it will be able to help fill that order, and do so at a far more affordable price tag than any other school within 120 miles.last_img read more


Obama signs two Herrera Beutler bills

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first_imgWashington, D.C. — President Obama signed the Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act, or BABES Act, into law on Friday. The bill was backed by U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, and will require the Transportation Security Administration to work with parents who are traveling with breast milk and other infant food.“Too many parents have dealt with the TSA’s harassment-like treatment for carrying infant food and breast milk through airport security — even though this is allowed under TSA’s own guidelines. With the president signing my bill into law today, we will make it easier for families to travel with the supplies and food they need,” Herrera Beutler said in a statement. “The BABES Act will ensure that TSA agents are trained to provide families traveling with breast milk with reasonable, consistent treatment, and that the agency maintains this priority in the future for new hires and retraining activities.”Obama also signed a measure by the congresswoman aimed at preventing aquatic invasive from becoming part of the Columbia River ecosystem.last_img read more


Morning Press: Fatal fire victim remembered; restaurants at the casino; landslides

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_imgIs more rain in the offing? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the week:Victim of fatal fire remembered for social activism, warmth, humorBrian Willoughby, a former Columbian social-issues reporter who went on to champion compassionate causes such as children’s mental health, housing for the homeless, diversity and civil rights, died in a house fire on Tuesday evening. He was 56 years old and is survived by two children, Clara and Jay.Willoughby frequently described his latest job as the best gig anybody could have: granting dollars to human-service projects as director of community benefit at Legacy Health. In recent weeks, he saw to it that $150,000 went to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington for part-time mental health therapists at three of its clubhouses. Earlier this year, he helped launch Portland’s Unity Center for Behavioral Health, a dedicated mental health “emergency room” that’s an innovative partnership project among Legacy and other major local health care players.Former Columbian reporter Willoughby championed causes for children, mentally illMichael Jordan to open steakhouse at Ilani Casino ResortLocal foodies can soon dine like a basketball star — Ilani Casino Resort announced Monday plans for Michael Jordan’s Steak House to set up shop inside the casino, along with the Pacific Northwest-inspired seafood restaurant called Line & Lure Seafood Kitchen and Tap.Promising a fine-dining experience with a “down-to-earth” approach, Michael Jordan’s Steak House features prime, dry-aged steaks, “upscale comfort food” and local seasonal dishes as well as craft ales, cocktails and a large wine selection. The restaurant’s location at the La Center junction with Interstate 5 will seat up to 306 people — including a table that’s reserved for the six-time National Basketball Association champion.last_img read more


Padden Parkway section to close this weekend

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first_imgNortheast Padden Parkway, from intersection with Northeast 78th Street east to Andresen Road, will close this weekend so the roadway can be repaired and paved, according to a news release from Clark County.The road will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday until no later than 5 a.m. Monday.The work depends on the weather.If there is a forced cancellation, the work will be planned for the next weekend from 8 p.m. July 14, until no later than 5 a.m. July 17.During the closure, drivers can take alternative routes, including Northeast Minnehaha/63rd Street to the south and Northeast 88th Street to the north.Northeast 78th Street also will be closed between Northeast St. Johns Road and Northeast Andresen Road however, local traffic will still have access to their properties.Flaggers and signs will be in place.C-Tran will also divert the Route 78 north to Northeast 88th Street, using Northeast St. Johns Road and Northeast Andresen Road, after 8 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.The work is part of the county’s asphalt overlay program, which totals 26 lane miles.Granite Construction Co. was awarded the $5.13 million contract for this year’s asphalt overlay program.last_img read more


Senate weighs scaling back tax package to win deficit hawks

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first_imgWASHINGTON — Senate Republicans weighed scaling back the tax cuts in their massive package to secure crucial support as congressional analysts said Thursday the legislation would add $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade.Republicans were making major changes to the bill — a top political priority of President Donald Trump — up to the last minute, including one that would roll back some of the tax cuts after six years to appease deficit hawks. The first revamp of the tax code in three decades would affect nearly every American and business.The scramble to alter the bill came after senators said the chamber’s parliamentarian had ruled that automatic “triggers” designed to guard against big deficits would violate Senate rules. GOP leaders’ main concern was winning over lawmakers, including Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Jeff Flake of Arizona, concerned about adding more red ink to the deficit.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had expressed confidence early in the day, but he has little margin for error with a 52-48 majority. He can afford to lose two votes while counting on Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie.Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the bill will have “alternative, frankly, tax increases we don’t want to do” to deal with deficit concerns. Flake said the tax increases would raise about $350 billion over 10 years, though he didn’t specify which taxes would go up.last_img read more


Mild weather in Vancouver area makes for safe Wednesday morning commute

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first_imgMany Clark County residents breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday morning as forecasted wicked weather conditions dwindled and the morning commute went smoothly.Washington State Department of Transportation announced around 6:30 a.m. that travel times from Vancouver into Portland were looking better than usual, but noted residents to check road conditions before they headed out on the roads. While some neighborhoods streets remained crusted over with days-old ice, major thoroughfares and freeways connecting Clark County communities were mostly wet.The forecast called for the possibility of freezing rain starting overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, which officials warned could cause issues for the morning commute. However, not much rain was expected for Wednesday, said Andy Bryant, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Portland.Traffic alerts and scanner traffic indicated that road conditions were safe — the majority of drivers managed to stay on the road.last_img read more


Military history talk series begins with focus on Islamic State

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first_imgA series of six monthly military history talks begins Thursday with an update on the Islamic State group.The talks, sponsored by the Vancouver Barracks Military Association, will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Marshall House, 1301 Officers Row.• Thursday — Dan Sockle will discuss the status of ISIS, and how members of the terrorist group have gone into Niger, Mali and Libya, and ungoverned areas in Africa and central/south Asia. Sometimes they compete with the Taliban or align with groups such as Boko Haram and Al Shabab, said Sockle, an Army veteran and author of “America’s Jihad.”• Feb. 15 — Historian Donna Sinclair will discuss African-American contributions to the Civilian Conservation Corps. From 1932 until 1942, the CCC was one of the New Deal’s largest public works programs. It employed single young men to do manual labor involving natural resources government lands, including 200,000 African-Americans.• March 15 — Dan Parshall will recount his father’s experiences as a World War I ambulance driver. His discussion will be based on letters, photographs and other documents that highlight his father’s Army career.• April 19 — Douglas Auburg will discuss World War I railroading in Europe. His father was a bugler and worked as a machinist; he served with the 33rd Engineer Regiment from May 1918 to May 1919, at the military railroad service facility midway between Army’s port of embarkation in France and the American front lines.last_img read more


“Jongaama! Part 3 (She owns the world!)

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first_imgWe are apologising to our esteem readers for the mistake of publishing the wrong continuation i.e. “Jongaama!” Part 2 instead of Part 3 in our last Marriage and Family publication on Wednesday, 13 August, 2014. The error is regretted. – Ed By Amie SillahThe Damsels They laughed over the foolish men who spend fortunes over girlfriends and concubines leaving their faithful traditional wives at home brooding and unkempt.“Look at this fool Alhajj! How is he sure you’ll give him male children?” Amsa and Mberry asked.“I’ll just pretend, squander his money and vanish. My late mother has worked it for me.” She laughed sarcastically.“Look his wife, humble, traditional and caring, her offence she has girl children only. Let him go to hell and rot there! Are girl children not human beings? Anyway you’ll show him ‘pepper’ because you are not there for him.”Rose and Richie Richie’s company has its headquarters at Dakar, Senegal. He is posted there to have more experience and he came to inform his fiancée and update her on arrangements.Rose    She is unwell with complaint of muscle pain, headache, joint pain and nausea. Instead of going to hospital she relies on self-medication. Richie protested.“I am not comfortable with this self-medication of yours; it is dangerous and can aggravate your ailment. Let us go to the clinic. I am posted to Dakar.”“Tell me about it.” Rose posited.“That can wait for now, let’s go to the hospital first and know what is wrong with you, my mind is unsettled if I leave without knowing the problem.”At the Clinic Many tests were done on her and Richie stayed and collected the immediate results while the rest were to be collected in a week’s time. He took the results to Doc and he asked him to wait for all the results to be collected before he gives his diagnosis and medication.At the Supermarket    Sha is with Alhajj at the supermarket shopping intensively. “Why you shop baby things? Any secret?” Alhajj asked.She laughed heartily and announced.“I am pregnant with your son, didn’t I tell you?” “What! Not true! Can’t happen!” “It has happened.” He swept her off the floor and pledged the world to her. “Ade marry you now when you put na bed we de untie and marry again so me son de born in marriage, we go then make bocou boy pickin. That na trick, a-go bribe few elders way go keep we secret O.” Alhajj is excited by the prospect of getting a son he can call his own by any means necessary. He accompanied her everywhere excited as a school boy at his first date with the girl he loves.Hadja Jabbou She came to shop at the same supermarket. As she went around, she spotted them playing romance in public to the amusement of the shoppers.Some Teenagers (boys and girls) They giggled and remarked:“Look at this middle age man playing romance with a young lady as young as his daughter in public! Are they not shameless? What can they advise us if we faulted? Most of these elders are compromised with money or other material gains.” The teenagers posited.Hadja Jabbou She went straight to where her husband is and confronted him. “Na the same girl you put me down for her to ride in your motor?You no get shame? What e-get which a-no get?” She picked her up, frown and hissed. “Alhajj! Can we go I am ready?” “A-de talk back to answer you question. E-carry boy pickin for me, a de marry her until when e- put to bed then re-marry her for more boy pickin. Are you okay now that you know me plan?” Hadja stood, shook her head. She played ‘sakara’ on her to show that Alhajj is at her palm, her puppet. Jabou left the supermarket.New Tactics    Sha brought the four girls and all of them stooped at Alhajj’s feet and begged for his indulgence. “Forgive Papa, we love you very much.”The small voices echoed.    He laughed with wicked sarcasm. “You de used you army girls to blackmail me eh?A-no bissin, a-no care, cry blood if you lek.” Jabbou burst into uncontrollable tears as her girls surrounded and gave her love and cried together with her.    “Let Mama cry, e-go fine join am O, a-de go upstairs for now.” He left his family and climbed upstairs.Rose and Richie Sha is very sick and her health deteriorating, Richie is quite worried as he postpone his Dakar trip. He wrote a letter and asked for two weeks casual leave from his company and was granted.“I have postponed my Dakar trip until you get better,” Richie told Rose.Rose is not happy as she held his hand, kissed it and said;“The Lord is our shepherd, it is malaria, I’ll take my drugs and, I’ll be fine.”“But you are still shivering.” Richie is not convinced.“We cannot lose this great opportunity we have suffered much, I’ll cope and Matam is here to help me.”“Are you sure?”“Very sure, it is alright. You can leave after the two weeks.”“Okay, let me take care of you before then.” Richie posited.“Go home and get ready, I cannot follow you to Dakar we need the two salaries to plan our lives, to also help your peasant parents and siblings at the village. I’ll miss you but will manage “The Damsels Sha came with a huge shopping for baby things, foodstuff and other household items.The friends exclaimed when the items were unpacked by Alhajj himself, he then kissed her and said; “Let nothing happen to me son O, a-de na your beck and call.” He left and waved her and her friends.“Bye-bye Alhajj.” Said Amsa and Mberry.“What baby is Alhajj Munku talking about?” The girls asked.“Are you pregnant for him the reason for buying all these baby things?”“Preg what! For that fool never! I fake him to chop his money, isn’t it that he wants boy child? I’ll give it to him.” She laughed heartily. I have projects for Alhajj and when I am done I’ll discard him just as the others. I’ll milk him dry and dump him. Girls! Am I not Sha again? This is Sha nothing will happen, cool down!” She bluffed.“What are you going to do with these baby things?”“I am opening a baby shop to sell baby things to expectant moms.” Sha explained.“Babe you are too much. May Allah bless it amen!”Another Prey Richie relocated to his new apartment rented by his company when he returns from Dakar.Richie with PapisHe lives with his first cousin Papis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       They were heating up bare breast and exposing their fair complexion, strong muscular attractive body which excited Mberry who peeped through the window as she is amused with their press up. Papis is a university student reading Economy and International Relations whom Richie is sponsoring.Mberry She came out to greet the men.“Hello guys! How are you? It is a sunny day. I hope you are enjoying the fine weather?” She went praaa! Praaa! Papis greeted back but Richie remained mute. He does not want to be acquainted to girls he term wild and wayward. Mberry felt embarrassed and disappointed as Richie’s snub was very visible.The Damsels Mberry is excited as she explains about the snobbish ‘handsome guy’ who is muted and not arouse even by the presence of a ‘sexy babe’. “Stories! Stories! I don’t believe you.” Amsa doubted her.Sha took the challenge.“I’ll get him and he will be broken.”“Never! You can never break snobbish ‘Mr. Handsome’.” The girls mocked her.“We shall see how it goes.” Sha posited.To be Cont.   ]]>last_img read more