Rabat – The government council adopted Draft Decree 2.18.855 today, adding 60 minutes to the standard time in Morocco, moving Morocco to GMT+1 year-round.The government adopted the change overnight, only two days before Morocco was set to turn back the clocks one hour with the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) October 28.Only yesterday, Secretary General to the Government Mohamed Hajoui called the government council for an exceptional meeting Friday morning to approve a draft decree relating to DST. Decree 2.18.855 adds 60 minutes to Standard Time in Morocco, which used to be GMT, under Chapter I of the Royal Decree of June 2, 1967 on Standard Time.The decree will enter into force on the date of its publication in the official gazette. It is expected to be published before Sunday.The decree aims to maintain DST permanently “to avoid many changes that occur many times during the year and repercussions at many levels.” Morocco typically changes the clocks four times per year, twice for DST and twice for the weeks of Ramadan.However, the draft decree did not mention any example of the repercussions.It also indicated that the permanent DST will be adopted as “an experiment.”According to Article 2 of the decree, the head of government can, for a defined period, suspend the new standard time, when necessary.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the tensions in the Persian Gulf a day after Iran-backed Yemeni rebels attacked major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local):1:15 p.m.Iraq is denying that its country was the site from where Yemeni-rebel drones were launched to attack Saudi oil installations.The statement came from Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s office on Sunday.It says Iraq would act “decisively” if anyone tried to use its territory to attack other countries.U.S. officials previously alleged at least one recent drone attack on Saudi Arabia came from Iraq, where Iran backs Shiite militias, something denied by Baghdad. Those militias in recent weeks have been targeted themselves by mysterious airstrikes, with at least one believed to have been carried out by Israel.___12:10 p.m.Iran’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed the U.S. accusation that it was behind an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure the day before, calling it part of Washington’s policy of “maximum lies.”Abbas Mousavi made the statement on Sunday.He says Washington adopted a ‘maximum pressure’ policy against Iran but because of “its failure, (the U.S.) is leaning toward ‘maximum lies’” now.Saturday’s drone attacks by Iranian-backed Yemeni rebels have halted about half of Saudi oil supplies after hitting the kingdom’s biggest oil processing facility and a major oil field.They set off huge fires and led to a suspension of “production operations” at the Abqaiq facility and the Khurais field.President Donald Trump called the Saudi crown prince after the attack, expressing U.S. support for the kingdom’s security and stability.The Associated Press
“Africa is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change,” Mr. Ban told top government officials at a High-level meeting at the Paris-Le Bourget site of the conference, in the north-east of the French capital. “Much of its economy depends on a climate-sensitive natural resource base, including rain-fed subsistence agriculture. Disruptions in food or water supplies pose serious risks not only for your economies but also for political stability, particularly in fragile states,” he continued.Noting that COP21 “got off to a good start yesterday,” the UN chief said the leaders’ personal engagement and ownership will be essential in producing the “ambitious agreement that Africa’s people and the entire world need.” “Already, your leadership has helped make 2015 a year of opportunity,” he told them. “Many of you were present in Ethiopia in July for the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development. Many of you were part of the historic gathering in New York in September for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 SDGs.” These agendas aim to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years. “Now, here in Paris, governments have the opportunity to secure a global climate change agreement that can pave the way towards a safer, healthier, more prosperous and sustainable future,” Mr. Ban insisted. He reminded leaders that sustainable energy offers huge economic opportunities: “With the plummeting price of solar and other renewables, many African countries are moving quickly to embrace a greener pathway that still enables them to meet growing energy demand.” Despite “strong momentum” towards a meaningful agreement, Mr. Ban said key political issues remain unresolved. “There is a lot of work to do here in Paris, and the stakes are very high, especially for the most vulnerable people and countries,” he underlined. “Science tells us we have only a few years left before the window could close on our ability to prevent severe, pervasive and irreversible climate impacts.”
Dehydration can be a serious health issue in the mining industry, but a new Australian product to be developed with input from Flinders University’s Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) is set to more effectively help mine managers implement their health and safety policies. Hydralert – a concept developed by occupational hygienist Ryan Wynch – is a compact device placed in urinals to analyse a person’s hydration level in real time and provide immediate feedback. Hydration data can then be downloaded by occupational hygienists to target hydration promotion and trend data among work groups.The concept is one of two projects to receive expert design and development assistance from the MDPP, as part of the South Australian Government’s Medical Technologies Program (MTP). The prototype developed by the MDPP will later be integrated into clinical trials by Occulert Pty Ltd.Australia’s Manufacturing and Innovation Minister Susan Close said the Medical Technologies Program provides support for the early stage development of commercially viable medical and assistive devices such as Hydralert. “Heat stress can be a serious safety issue because it impairs concentration, decreases productivity and causes illness,” Dr Close said. “If successful, Hydralert will provide an innovative alternative to current time-consuming approaches, allowing employees to self-test day or night, without the need for a health professional.”
THIS WEEK MICROSOFT unveiled its latest console… the Xbox One.The reaction to the announcement has been varied, from focus in the media on Microsoft’s desire to corner the entire home entertainment market, to an overwhelming “meh*” response from the gaming community.*Sorry, we hate “meh” too.Microsoft, along with Sony and Nintendo is planning on using its latest machines not only to draw gamers but also to command the living room.AP Photo/Ted S. WarrenAt an hour-long unveiling at the company’s Washington headquarters on Tuesday, Microsoft executives used voice controls to switch back and forth seamlessly between watching live TV, listening to music, playing a movie and browsing the Internet — all while running apps for stuff like fantasy football and Skype chats on the side of the screen.But the gamers, they are restless. They wanted more than some cursory references to Call of Duty, Forza and FIFA…via Phalerieau/GameTrailers.comWhat did they even reveal?According to Kevin VanOrd from Gamespot UK, the revelations about the new Xbox were “utterly unremarkable” and focused on “Kinect swipe gestures, media partnerships and interface features”.CNET meanwhile posed five unanswered questions about the new console, highlighting the holes in the information presented by Microsoft, from cost to streaming games, to integration with cable and satellite TV providers.But, what about the games?Microsoft is going for the holy grail of home entertainment with the Xbox One – an all-in-one device that lets you watch television, play movies, listen to music, browse the internet and… oh yeah, play games.According to Gamestop UK no live gameplay was demonstrated onstage at the reveal event, and whatever chatter there was about forthcoming games was lacklustre, with further information promised at the E3 conference in a few weeks time.via TheFW.comA ‘tax’ on games? You’re joking, right?Microsoft are planning to implement a system which will see a fee imposed on secondhand games. No more getting a lend from your friends or picking up a sweet deal for a tenner.This GIF (with some NSFW language) explains it better than we ever could: via GameTrailers.comAccording to Wired Microsoft has not yet finalised plans for used games and that “further details are forthcoming”.Can it compete?The Xbox 360 has outsold its rivals for the past two years, but could this advantage be waning?According to Gamespot UK “Sony’s [PS4 announcement] had diversity: an indie game, a shooter, a platformer, and so forth”, while the Xbox announcement “left me cold”.Destructoid feels that both Sony and Microsoft are going for a totally different demographic with a great deal of the PS4 “discussion and rhetoric focused on game design, art and graphical fidelity, and how the console will serve both gamers and developers”.But then again, Microsoft showed the console at their reveal, Sony didn’t.Sophie’s choice.via Memebase via TrendolizerXbox One? What kind of a name is that?via Imgur Karen Ducey/AP/Press Association Images via GameTrailers.comBut wait! Before we write it off completely, remember that this was one presentation, about an already vastly successful console franchise.MCV writer Ben Parfitt tweeted:Via TheGuardianAdditional reporting by Stephen Browner and Associated PressAny excuse to dig out the ESB ‘Going Back’ ad>Michael Noonan, Joan Collins and 11 other silver foxes who’ve still got it>
Journalist apologises for saying Dutch excel at Winter Olympics as skating is ‘important mode of transport’ Katie Couric made the comments during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday. Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.Amsterdam “has lots of canals that can freeze in winter. So for as long as the canals have existed the Dutch have skated on them to get from place to place to race each other and to have fun”, the veteran broadcaster added innocently.But her comments sparked a Twitter backlash with people poking fun at her stereotypical views of the modern-day Netherlands, where temperatures now rarely fall below freezing.Couric – by now well aware of the furore – was contrite, writing on Twitter: “Congrats Netherlands on your (medal) count so far! My apologies for being on thin ice for my comments re: skating on canals.”She added: “I was trying to salute your historical passion for the sport but it didn’t come out that way! I’d (love) to visit again & celebrate your success!” Feb 13th 2018, 7:34 AM Short URL Image: Anthony Behar SIPA USA/PA Images 52 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3849131 Katie Couric said that people in Amsterdam skate through the canals in winter. Image: Anthony Behar SIPA USA/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 7:33 AM 47,988 Views Share230 Tweet Email2 Katie Couric said that people in Amsterdam skate through the canals in winter. Source: Katie Couric/TwitterResponding in kind, the Dutch embassy in the United States replied: “Hi Katie Couric, please come visit the Netherlands.“We’d love to show you all the innovative ways the Dutch get around, & are building the future of transportation. Of course, we can also visit our famous skating rinks.Let’s break the ice!‘You can’t make this up’But the 61-year-old Couric, described on her own podcast as “journalism’s most insightful interviewer”, is unlikely to be allowed to forget the hullaballoo any time soon.Her original comments were first highlighted by Jos Duijvestein, who describes himself on Twitter as a Dutchman living in Canada.He tweeted a link to the TV clip, saying “You just can’t make this up”.Twitter user Dirk Jan Moedt mockingly posted a photo of a crowd of speed skaters racing around a track by a windmill with the caption “Rush Hour in the Netherlands”.NBC, the US Olympic broadcaster, also parted ways with commentator Joshua Cooper Ramo, who said during the opening ceremony coverage that Koreans saw former occupying power Japan as a “cultural and technological and economic example”.“It was possible for him to do more with us here,” an unnamed NBC spokesman told the Korea Times, after an outraged response in South Korea.Now it is no longer possible.© – AFP, 2018Read: ‘Kremlin wants me to stop talking’ – Star of Netflix documentary living in fear of Putin in the USRead: US warns against falling for North Korea’s charm offensive as Kim offers olive branch to South By AFP US JOURNALIST KATIE Couric said she was “on thin ice” and apologised today after she was relentlessly mocked for claiming Dutch success at the Olympics was because skating is an “important mode of transport” in the Netherlands.Hot on the heels of their stunning medals triumph in Sochi in 2014, the Dutch men and women speed skaters are already notching up major victories at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.During Friday’s opening ceremony, as the Dutch team entered the stadium, Couric pondered to her audience of millions watching NBC television in the United States: “Why are they so good, you may be asking yourselves?
Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets feels that they only have themselves to blame after their unbeaten league run came to an end in their shocking 5-4 defeat to LevanteThe Catalan giants were 5-1 down against the 15th-place side at the Estadi Ciutat de València on Sunday night, before Phillipe Coutinho and Luis Suarez put the deficit down to 5-4 with 19 minutes remaining.However, Barcelona was unable to find an equaliser in the final moments and fell to their first La Liga defeat in 44 games.“Conceding five goals makes it very hard. We were caught on the counter-attack and there was a lack of concentration at times, too. Like I say, when you concede five, it’s hard to get anything positive from the game and that’s been the case,” said Busquets, according to Sport.The league champion’s late comeback proved to be futile in the end, despite their best efforts.“The fourth goal came with 20 minutes left,” he added.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We were pushing, working hard and used lots of energy, but that takes its toll in the end. We had chances to equalise but it wasn’t our night. When you give away five goals it’s hard to haul it back.”While disappointed to have not finished the season unbeaten, Busquets hopes that this defeat does not spoil what has been otherwise an outstanding season and the Spanish midfielder feels that his teammates should be proud to have managed a record 43 games unbeaten.“It’s clear we wanted to end the season unbeaten, but this doesn’t take any credit away from what we have done this season and everything we have achieved in La Liga,” said the 29-year-old.“The record [for games unbeaten, 43] we have over two years, but it’s shame [to lose out on an unbeaten season].“But we have won the league, it’s been an incredible season beyond this one game and I think we can be proud. Now we can celebrate with our fans in the final game.”
A plan by the state’s largest dental insurance provider to cut reimbursement fees is raising concerns among Clark County dentists about their ability to stay in business and to serve their patients.Jennifer Sigman, office administrator for Wendel Family Dental Centre, which has three offices in the Vancouver area, said the move by Washington Dental Service would cost Wendel “hundreds of thousands” of dollars annually in lost revenue.It also would force the company, which employs 120 people, to issue many layoff notices, she said. That’s why Wendel is dropping Washington Dental Service, effective June 15 — the same date WDS’ insurance-fee cuts are slated to take effect.“We just have to hope that our patients kind of let things roll out over the next six months,” Sigman said, “and give us a chance to get an idea of what to expect and where things are going to go from there.”Washington Dental Service sees it differently. In an April 4 letter to dentists announcing the rate cuts, the company’s board of directors said it regrets the action but that it’s necessary to deal with difficult economic challenges.
During the second half of the 1980s, the arrival of the compact disc turned the music business into a money-spinning juggernaut, with the format moving from essentially zero early in the decade to 400 million units produced in 1988 alone. But that explosive growth was driven less by superstars of the era — although Whitney Houston and Guns N’ Roses sold many millions of the high-priced discs — than by people replacing their old vinyl albums and cassettes with a more convenient format.The same syndrome has taken hold with streaming: According to BuzzAngle’s 2017 year-end report, a whopping 51% of songs consumed are from “deep catalog” (music three or more years old), with an additional 12.5% coming from “catalog” (18 months to three years old). Which means that for all the discovery opportunities that a virtually unlimited pool of music can offer, people are using it far more to hear music they already know, or to explore previously untraveled corners of a genre or a favorite artist’s oeuvre. Popular on Variety The distribution executive points to Jai Wolf’s song “Indian Summer” — which was released in 2015 but has taken on new life via multiple syncs, including an Izze beverage campaign and uses in “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” — as an example of how such factors can make a new hit out of an older song (it has nearly 55 million plays on Spotify). Also key are playlists like Spotify’s “This Is” — which combine an artist’s older music with new — and recommendations on streaming services, which represent more frequent and active endorsement than what was available in the physical world. “There are all kinds of ways of rabbit-holing into the platforms now, where one artist leads to another and another, and you can connect the dots musically,” adds the distribution exec. “You didn’t really have that in a record store unless someone told you.” The exec also notes playlist promotion and seasonal opportunities like Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day as ways to get classic songs in front of fresh audiences.Just as streaming has broken down barriers between musical genres, it can break them down between eras as well. “If you’re a 14-year-old kid who likes N.W.A or Led Zeppelin but doesn’t know Public Enemy or Cream, there’s a whole world just a click away,” the major-label exec says. “The trick is leading them to it.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 That trend was not lost on new Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer. For 28 years, the company has been host to one of the most popular catalog labels in the business, Legacy, which has won multiple Grammy Awards for beautifully curated collections from Sony’s vast repertoire — which includes Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson and many others — as well as new releases from heritage artists like Willie Nelson and Earth, Wind & Fire. But in recent months management found the business to be too oriented toward physical releases, and a major reorganization is under way, a source close to the situation tells Variety. By mutual consent, Legacy president Adam Block agreed to step down earlier this year, and several other staffers have or will leave the company.Yet Legacy, which is housed within Sony’s Commercial Music Group under the direction of president Richard Story, is also staffing up in the digital space, with nine new roles and more likely to come. The source tells Variety that the company felt renewed urgency in realizing it did not have sufficient staffers specializing in deep catalog, streaming, marketing and analytics. The insider stressed that the company will continue to release lavish boxed sets and other physical product, but it has moved to correct that imbalance.Promoting catalog on streaming is a dramatically different proposition than pushing physical product, according to a veteran distribution executive. “Format changes have always given catalog a bump,” the executive says. “But what’s different now is the idea of lifetime value — before, you were trying to get people to buy something once, but now you’re trying to get people to keep coming back.”Key to that repeat business is discovery, which is generally discussed in terms of new music but is just as relevant for catalog. “When a song or an artist is featured on, say, [former] President Obama’s Spotify playlist, or in film or TV or in a commercial, it can lead to a big boost in streaming numbers,” says another major-label executive. “For example, [the N.W.A biopic] ‘Straight Outta Compton’ led thousands of people to discover N.W.A and Ice Cube and Dr. Dre’s older cuts.”
It’s been a pretty busy week for technology development also: A Dutch company launched new-generation urban wind turbines—they’re a lot quieter than conventional turbines and take up much less space. And, a team at MIT has announced a new breed of solar cells: Quantum-dot photovoltaics set a new record for efficiency in such devices—another step toward a new generation of cells that last a lot longer and can be manufactured under ordinary temperatures.In the biological sciences, a study shows environmental influences may cause autism in some cases—a finding that could help explain why it is that babies born to older mothers have an increased risk of developing the disorder. Another team is reporting a breakthrough that shows how DNA is ‘edited’ to correct genetic diseases. It’s a step forward in understanding how enzymes impact genes to prevent genetic diseases, and maybe leading to a way to improve the process.In otherworldly news, a pair of researchers suggest black holes at center of galaxies might instead be wormholes. It may sound a bit far-fetched, but a new addition to a telescope in Chili could prove them right or wrong, in just a couple of years. Also, researchers working with NASA’s Swift satellite report a cosmic explosion spotted in neighboring galaxy. They’re not sure what happened, but suspect it was two neutrons stars colliding.And finally, food for thought: Does porn affect the brain? Scientists urge more study. Preliminary research indicates heavy users have less grey matter. But was porn the cause, or was it a condition that led to the behavior? More research will have to be done to find out. In the meantime, the team at Max Planck Institute isn’t making any recommendations. Artistic impression of quantum teleportation of a spin state between two distant diamonds. Research team claims to have accurately ‘teleported’ quantum information ten feet Explore further © 2014 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —It’s been a remarkable week for physics work—first a research team claims to have accurately ‘teleported’ quantum information ten feet, and report that they did so with 100 percent accuracy. If the claims turn out to be true, this could mark the beginning of real-world quantum computers or networks. Equally exciting, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s have found that combining lasers could shrink particle accelerators from kilometers to meters. Imagine the cost savings—such a development would allow more scientists access to such research, perhaps opening the door to a flood of new discoveries. And imagine also, a space-based experiment that could test gravity’s effects on quantum entanglement—and in so doing, make inroads toward creating a unifying theory between the theory of relativity and quantum theory. Citation: Best of Last Week – quantum information accurately transfered, better wind turbines and study of porn’s impact on brain (2014, June 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-06-week-quantum-accurately-turbines-porn.html
GAYSTARNEWS- If you’re a woman who wants to have sex with women but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered.Gay Star News spoke to some of the world’s leading sexologists who specialize in LGBTI sex for their top tips. But you can also turn your turn attention to other parts of the body.‘Focus on other things like the legs, arm and body. You can even keep your underwear on because some people don’t like direct genital stimulation,’ Hutchings said.Anal sexSo, there’s a bunch of things you can do to your partner during sex. But as Thom says you’re not obliged to do ‘typical lesbian sex acts’. Nor should you shy away from anything that is taboo.Take for example anal sex/play, while it’s not seen as an obvious sex act between women, it can be very pleasurable.‘Your anus has masses of nerve endings, is connected to the rest of your body and nervous system and belongs to you,’ Thom said.‘Anal touch, massage and penetration can be immensely pleasurable using tongues, fingers and toys.’ If you want to try anal play make sure to read up on safety and hygiene. Have some gloves and lube ready and make sure you’ve chatted with your partner about what everyone is comfortable with.CunnilingusOn the flipside a sex act that’s seen as very quintessentially ‘lesbian’ is cunnilingus/oral sex. There is a perception that because some women who have sex with women have the same genitals that they’ll automatically know how to get their partners off. But that’s not always the case.While no sex act is compulsory, knowing what you like so that you can direct your partner will make your experience all the better.‘The ‘69’ can work as a mutual pleasuring, but there is also a place for one-way touch, where one partner ‘gives’ to the other, and has a chance to really focus on the pleasure and the build-up,’ Thom said.Scissoring/tribbingScissoring or tribadism is the act where two people rub genitals. It is also one of those sex acts that is believed to be a myth and invention of heteropatriachal porn.But the idea that women who have sex with women don’t actually scissor was busted open (pun intended) by an Autrostraddle survey. The website surveyed more than 8,000 women and found that 40% regularly scissor during sex.Naomi Hutchings. | Photo: SuppliedDildosSome women don’t enjoy using penis or phallic shaped dildos, and that’s OK. Now there are many dildos available that are cute without anatomical details. Some can even be vagina shaped if that’s what you’re into.Dildos can be a lot of fun but remember to put condoms on them if you’re using them with multiple sexual partners. Also, remember to use plenty of lube on the dildos to make it as pleasurable as possible.Hutchings recommends coconut oil which many clients have told her is ‘game changer’ because it doesn’t ‘dry up’. Coconut can not only help prepare genitalia for intercourse, but it can really help with massage as well.Fingering and fistingYour hands and fingers are excellent tools during sex.They can be used to explore your partner’s body, to massage, to arouse and of course, to insert.Make sure your hands are clean and if you choose to, you can wear gloves. It’s considered courtesy to keep your nails short to avoid internal damage. But some people like their partners to have longer nails, which is something you’ll have to discuss before getting down.Vaginal fisting is generally associated with queer women and is seen as a subversive sex according to Thom.‘But under the right conditions and the right anatomical matching between partners, a very intense and deeply pleasurable experience,’ she said.Author Deborah Addington tells women to think of a hand being gradually ‘invited in’ by a very excited vagina owner until it is fully inserted.Her book, ‘One hand in the Bush; the Fine Art of Vaginal Fisting’ is a great guide on how to fist safely. Addington says fisting is ‘the intimate, potent sexual act of gradually inserting the entire hand into the vagina’. OrgasmsThere is huge pressure on people to climax and make sure their partners also orgasm.But trying to achieve orgasm might be a distraction from a pleasurable experience. So don’t stress out too much if you can’t get there every time.‘Orgasms are seen as the peak of sexual encounters and as the reason we are doing it, and it can all get quite goal orientated, which can be counter-erotic and contribute to various sexual worries and distress,’ Thom said.Be mindful and try to be in the moment.‘Like orgasms, arousal ebbs and flows too, try to go with the flow,’ Thom said.For Hutchings, our brains are our biggest sex organs and have a very big role to play.‘Think about the connection you have with them and enjoying your bodies,’ she said.‘You’re not a spectator in this, be mindful… and it’s ok to admit you’re shy if you are.’You’re more likely to achieve orgasm if you are breathing freely and comfortable.But Hutchings warns to limit your intake of drugs and alcohol which might hinder your ability to orgasm.Preventing STIs and pregnancy (yes, pregnancy!)There are incorrect misconceptions that women who have sex with women are highly unlikely to transmit STIs (sexually transmitted infections).But it is possible for women to contract STIs from sex and this is how you stop them.‘The general advice is that oral, anal and genital sex between two people with vulvas is generally lower risk for most STI’s but that it is NOT No risk,’ Thom said.‘It’s easy to make assumptions about what someone’s sexual behaviours might be based on stereotypes, but the only way to know if to get to know someone, and to ask.’Dental dams are a square latex sheet which act as a barrier between the mouth and a vulva or anus.But much like condoms, many women find them uncomfortable and that they can reduce pleasure and spontaneity.Thom argued that ‘everyone needs to read up, listen to the research and evidence and then make their own decision about the risk they are prepared to take’.When swapping bodily fluids with another person, it is essential to get regular sexual health tests.Unwanted pregnancy is also a risk ‘if there are the anatomical parts that might make this possible’. People should consider using condoms or other contraceptives if pregnancy is something they want to prevent.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Icons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsFive alternative terms you can use instead of LGBTStudy reveals different masturbation habits of gay and straight peopleRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/woman-on-woman-sex-for-beginners-everything-you-need-to-know/ Our list will help you get started and how to get the most out of every sexual encounter.Our tips apply if you’re having sex with one person or many at a time.Meet your sexologistsAustralia’s Naomi Hutchings and the UK’s Beck Thom share their advice based on years of professional experience.Hutchings is a clinical sexologist and has worked in the field of human sexuality for more than 12 years. She is passionate about the rights of all people to experience the joys of positive sexuality, sexual health and well being.Beck Thom of Body Curious is a somatic sex educator and sexological bodyworker. She works with ‘anybody with a body’, with a focus on LGBT, queer and trans clients.‘Lesbian sex’Not all women who have sex with women are lesbians. They might identify as pan, bi, queer, straight, bi curious or gay. They might be cis gendered, trans or non-binary.Thanks to mainstream media and porn there is a pre-conception about ‘lesbian’ sex looks like. But that might not be exactly how sex will work for everyone.‘Mainstream lesbian porn shows a particular kind of image of sex by particular kinds of women with a particular aesthetic, that not everyone can relate to. It might not match up with what we want and desire, so I suggest we ‘pick and mix’ from what feels right to us and our partners,’ Thom said.Palme D’or winning film, Blue is the Warmest Color was criticized for its unrealistic queer sex scenes | Photo: Facebook‘There are other aspects of your experience and identity that you and your partner might need to consider if you are new to sex with women.‘Disability or chronic illness, age, being a woman of colour, having sensory issues or being neuro-atypical, being a trauma survivor, having trans experience, all might have an effect on you and your sexual and romantic life.’You should go and know yourselfBoth sexologists agree. You can’t have a fulfilling sexual experience until you know what you like. You have to know what works for you and what your limits are.They suggest people take plenty of time exploring their own bodies through various kinds of masturbation. That way when they’re about to have sex they can be more confident about expressing what they want in the bedroom and what will help them achieve orgasm.‘It’s a cliché, but having a good knowledge of what you like first is a great starting point for sex with others,’ Thom said.‘Self-pleasure /masturbation/solo sex can be a route to greater self-knowledge and taking responsibility for your own experience when with another.’Consent is so sexyWhen you are with a person (or group of people) and it becomes apparent that you are about to take it to the next level, it is very important to make sure they consent to everything that’s about to happen.Also, make sure they are are over the age of consent based on local laws wherever you are.‘To me consent is important,’ Hutchings said.‘Check in with the person, say “do you want to do this?”. I need an enthusiastic yes.’It’s also very important to take into consideration if you’re sexual partner is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.‘You have to think if that person is even capable to consent. You can say “listen I’m kissing you and I want to do more, are you fit to make that decision”.’The Curious Creatures Consent Cards are a great resource to keep in your wallet or purse, or keep a photo of on your phone.‘Let’s talk about sex’An aspect of sex that goes hand in hand with consent, but will also lead to a more satisfying sexual experience is good communication.‘I tell people to make up some rules before having sex,’ Hutchings said.‘It’s just about getting into a habit saying “do you want me to do this?” and other questions.It doesn’t mean you have to check in all time, but it’s helpful.’Thom suggested ‘warming up’ before doing the deed might be helpful. That might by having a dinner date first or even a play date where you get to know each other’s bodies first.‘It is pretty important to know how your partner is feeling, emotionally and in her body, and you can get this information from what she says, her body language, facial expression and signs and cues from her body,’ Thom said.Beck Thom. | Photo: SuppliedDoing ‘it’Ok, so you’ve got past the initial conversation and you’ve both consented to having sex.What next?Thom argues that women identifying people have a fantastic opportunity to throw out the rule book and start from scratch in terms of sex.‘My view is that queer women and lesbians have the opportunity to start over and approach sex with the attitude of curiosity and adventure,’ she said.‘If you have never had sex with a woman before, you can get ideas from films, manuals etc., but the best tool you have is your ability to have a conversation about what the person has enjoyed before, and what they are keen and curious to try out.’Here’s everything you need to know about having sex with a woman | (Credit: Netflix)Be preparedHutchings says it’s important to be ready and to show respect to your partner. One way you can do that is by ensuring you’re on top of your personal hygiene.Make sure your fingernails are cut short (unless you know your partner is into long nails), shower and avoid eating a big meal before sex.Stock up on lube whether it’s water based lube or coconut oil.But not everyone is keen for direct genital stimulation.‘Everyone likes things differently, not everyone just likes focussing on the clitoris. People like rolling and rubbing, and not just on that front part,’ Hutchings said.‘There’s even different types of licking, the flat tongue or pointy tongue.‘You can put your hand in a certain spot, or near the anus. Some people just like a bit of pressure there (the anus), there’s a lot of nerve endings.’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…
Cancun, Q.R. — UPDATED: The body of a woman has been found in a green area in a troubled suburban region of Cancun.The discovery of the body was made Tuesday morning at 7:15 in SM 249 in a green area at the end of Chac Mool Avenue. Reports say the woman, who has not yet been identified, was approximately 25 years of age.Preliminary reports say the woman, who was shot five times, was likely killed someplace else and then dumped in the area.Authorities of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) said the young woman was holding a gray purse, which was open and empty.In April of this year, the body of another woman who was found shot to death was also found in the same green area of this latest victim.UPDATE: The young woman found murdered has been identified by her family as 25-year-old Cinthia N. Her family says she worked for a Cancun pirate ship company last year then moved to another part of the country for work. She had returned to Cancun to live only days before her death. She leaves behind two children.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
The wounded man has been identified as 24-year-old Fernando G.M. from Cancun. The young man was shot twice near a hotel along the beach while working as a cigar salesman. Reports say that on Tuesday morning, four people suddenly approached Fernando G.M. and fired, hitting him twice. Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — On Tuesday, the Municipal Secretariat for Public Safety reported that a person had been wounded by gunfire on a Puerto Morelos beach. Fernando was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. There was no update as to his status, however, agents of the Policía Municipal say they are working on the corresponding investigations.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Fernando G.M. said that the four came toward him in a threatening manner and without explanation when one pulled out a gun. When he attempted to run, they began shooting.
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more October 9, 2014 — Earlier this month Hologic President and CEO Stephen MacMillan presided over the NASDAQ stock market opening bell ceremony on Oct. 1, the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.In his remarks, MacMillan discussed the company’s campaign focused on the important benefits of Hologic’s 3-D mammography technology. This is the ninth consecutive year that Hologic has been invited to participate in the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony on the first business day in October.“It is an honor to host the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony on the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said MacMillan. “We are committed to developing technologies that detect diseases earlier and improve patient outcomes. Our 3D mammography technology addresses the limitations of traditional mammography – the over-diagnosis of noninvasive cancers and unnecessary recalls for additional testing – with the demonstrated ability to increase the detection rate of invasive cancers. It is the first and only 3-D system that is clinically proven to be superior to traditional 2-D mammography.”Hologic was the first company to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its 3-D mammography system. This technology was approved for breast cancer screening and diagnosis in the United States in February 2011 and in countries recognizing CE mark since 2008. Hologic offers a comprehensive 3-D platform, including low-dose 3-D mammography, as well as the first FDA-approved 3-D guided breast biopsy system.For more information: www.hologic.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | October 09, 2014 Hologic Kicks Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Ringing NASDAQ Opening Bell President and CEO highlighted important benefits of 3-D Mammography solution for breast cancer screening and diagnosis Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more
New cases of cervical cancer in Cyprus could be cut by increased use of vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) and Pap smears, speakers told a seminar in Nicosia.Around 40 new cases of cervical cancer – which is one of the most common types of cancer in women – are recorded each year in Cyprus.“Cervical cancer is a real problem in our country, but now it is possible to prevent it,” Director of the Department of Pathology and Oncology at the Cyprus Centre for Oncology Dr Dimitris Papamichail told the lecture organised by the Cyprus paediatrics, gynaecology and obstetrics societies.He added that the treatment of cervical cancer is very difficult not only from a medical but also from a psychological aspect, both for patients and their families.Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Dr Vassiliki Papaveangelou, stressed the importance of prevention through HPV vaccination, which she said can prevent up to 90 per cent of cases of cervical and vulvar cancer, 85 per cent of cases of cancer of the vagina and 95 per cent of cases of rectal cancer.Referring to her long experience with vaccines against HPV and their proven efficacy and safety, she said that it explains why they are unreservedly recommended by all international organizations such as the World Health Organization and the European Medicines Agency.University of Athens Professor of Ostetrics and Gynaecology Dr Efthymios Deligeoroglu said there is a very high incidence of HPV worldwide and in Cyprus, especially among young people.He also said that the Pap smear test is a very useful tool for doctors, although he said the test cannot lead to the elimination of cervical cancer because many women neglect to have themselves examined and because precancerous lesions are not treated promptly.Cyprus cancer patients’ association Pasykaf estimates that around 5,000 girls aged 12 and 13 have so far been given the free HPV vaccine in schools. This number corresponds to almost 60 per cent of female high school pupils who responded to the health ministry’s offer of a free vaccine. This was the first year the vaccine was administered to pupils aged between 12 and 13 in all schools, state and private. The goal is to increase the response rate to 80 per cent and to expand the programme to include male pupils as well.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
State medical staff who are members of the civil servants’ union Pasydy are taking measures as of Monday to protest against the state health service (Okypy)’s handling of the transition into the National Health Scheme (Gesy).They are dissatisfied with the way Okypy is handling important procedures such as the autonomisation of hospitals and the general reform of public healthcare, which must be complete before the first phase of Gesy kicks in on June 1.As of Monday, the medical branch of Pasydy announced that as a first measure it would be abstaining from the ongoing dialogue with the state in view of finalising the structure and organisational details of public hospitals in Gesy.In addition to the overall delay in the transitional procedures by Okypy, protesting members of the unions are concerned over the delay in being handed their contracts for Gesy.According to the head of the union’s medical professionals Prodromos Argyrides further measures will possibly be announced in the coming period.Salary contributions towards Gesy began on March 1, from when employees will contribute 1.7 per cent of their wages with employers contributing 1.85 per cent of each employee’s wages. The self-employed will contribute 2.55 per cent of their insurable income.From March 2020, ahead of the full implementation of Gesy in June, these percentages will increase to 2.65 per cent for employees, 2.90 per cent for employers and 4 per cent for the self-employed.Phase One of Gesy concerns outpatient care provided by personal physicians, specialists, pharmacies and labs.Gesy will be in full swing as of June 1, 2020 with inpatient care.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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