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New norm: how remote work changes business processes

According to a OnePoll study, 69% of employees consider themselves more productive when working remotely, while 83% are confident that this format of work will allow them to better balance work and personal life.


Infant dies: parents cry out for medical negligence

Many questions tease Alain Dintu and his partner Sanah Crouche, whose infant died on Monday, February 26, at Victoria Hospital. What did their six-day-old baby die from? Could this be due to the substance that was given to her by injection and which, according to the mother, did not look the same as the one used the previous days? Or did he die because he did not burp, as the nursing staff allegedly told them? And how to explain that another seven-day-old baby is between life and death at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after he has, according to Alain Dintu and Sanah Crouche, received the same injection.

It will be necessary to wait for the end of the investigation opened by the Ministry of Health to have elements of answers. The communications manager says this matter is taken very seriously. He said he was waiting for a report from the management of Victoria Hospital.

Parents, them, do not budge: they cry to medical negligence. They also lodged a complaint with the hospital police station. And they plan to take legal action against the hospital. They hammer home that the product that was used on Monday for the injection of their baby, who had been on antibiotics since birth, would not be the same as that administered the previous days. The substance used previously was, they said, a clear liquid, while the one given to their baby on Monday was milky white.


The fact that another baby is between life and death after having, according to them, received the same injection as their child would only confirm their doubts as to the nature of the substance used. Sanah Crouche, who we met on Monday, brushes aside claims the baby died because he didn’t burp. “Mo baba ti byen avan fer sa pikir-la. Aster-la linn mor e zot pe dir mwa akoz mo pann shot gas after kinn donn li bwar ”, explains the mother who had given birth by caesarean on February 21.

She specifies that in her capacity as babysitter, she specifies that she is not a novice in taking care of a baby. “If I didn’t burp my child after giving him a drink, what about the other mom whose baby had the same symptoms as mine?” Does that mean she couldn’t do it either? »She quips.

The mother of the other child who allegedly received the same injection is worried. She hopes her baby will be okay.

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Digital badges detained Muscovites

The capital again stood in lines and traffic jams. April 15, the first day of the system, which tightened the rules of movement for Muscovites, showed that the police and the traffic police did not have time to check the digital badges. Yesterday almost all the highways stood in the direction of the city center. Passengers complained about crowds, a stampede in the subway because of checks, social networks bombarded the authorities with angry comments, and now they risk becoming the first patients of an almost ready infection center in New Moscow.


Victoria Hospital: 8-day-old baby “dies after injection”, another admitted to intensive care

The Department of Health has called for an investigation to shed light on the death of an eight-day-old baby at Victoria Hospital, Candos. According to Sanah Croush, the mother of the baby, the latter died on Monday morning February 26 after an injection of antibiotics.

The infant’s parents filed a complaint with the police for alleged medical negligence.

Listen to the mother’s testimony:

Another baby is in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Victoria Hospital for the same reason.

Listen to the testimony of his mother, Simee Lallbahadoor:

The Ministry of Health is awaiting a report from the hospital in both cases.


Tennessee Williams responds to those who accuse him of reveling in the morbid (1968)

The 72-year-old writer Tennessee Williams died 35 years ago in New York. The world famous author ofA Tram called Désir is a tormented man (anguish, neurosis). He is also a frequent traveler – he is on the move and travels all the time. Considered one of the greatest American dramatic authors, he revolutionized the theater by staging frustrations and violence. And affirms that his theater aims at the purification of passions.

His work is translated into all languages ​​but it is the 7th art that greatly contributes to his fame: the great directors of the time made numerous cinematographic adaptations of his plays (Richard Brooks, Elia Kazan, Joseph Mankiewicz, John Huston) . His characters are immortalized on screen by sacred monsters, such as Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman or Ava Gardner.

In 1968, Tennessee Williams explains himself, in a text republished The Literary Figaro, on his artistic creation considered cesspool: “It is not in the cesspools, but in the powerful current of life itself that I plunged to find my situations and my characters”.

Article published in Le Figaro Littéraire of March 18, 1968.

It’s not me who is complicated, it’s life

During my last stay in Hollywood, one of our most famous gossips, as remarkable for his extraordinary lack of elegance as for his prodigious knowledge of cinema circles, called me on the phone one fine morning and pounced on me with the ferocity of ‘a tigress defending her young. “I need to know,” she yelled on the other end of the line, why you wallow so, constantly, in the cesspool of vice …»

American writer Tennessee Williams arriving at Gare Saint Lazare in Paris on May 31, 1955. Rue des Archives / Credit © Rue des Archives / AGIP

I happen to be well disposed towards this lady. An assiduous reader of magazines specializing in cinema, I owe him a few good times, those I spent reading his fiery philippics against stars whose private life overshadows his keen sense of ownership. So, far from sending him for a walk, I tried to appease him by explaining in detail why my artistic point of view was the opposite of his. (A word of explanation is in order here: PDV is a convenient abbreviation for “point of view”, used in film synopses). So, with the patience of an angel, I tried to persuade the lady that at my POS it is not in the cesspools, but in the powerful current of life itself that I plunged to find my situations and my characters. I couldn’t change his own POV, but managed to calm his fury.

My mother often said to me:

«My boy, don’t you find the world ugly enough that you want to represent it in the theater?She asked me this question with less anger than sadness, but somehow it was all the more difficult to answer her, especially as a child, even when he became a man in the prime of life, still feels a little guilty in front of his mother. I don’t think I ever tried to do it, but one day, to my surprise, I heard her formulate the answer herself. Someone had allowed himself to say to him: “Ah! Mrs Williams, why does your son waste his immense talent on such unhealthy subjects? ”

My mother replied so quickly that you would have thought she knew the answer by heart: “My son’s only theme, she said, is life“. And she says it with as much conviction as our southern ancestors once uttered their battle cry.

It is not the fundamental dignity of man, it is his fundamental ambiguity that must be emphasized, in my opinion.

The POV I’m leaving from is exactly the same: none zone of human experience, no behavior should be declared a prohibited zone for theater, film or television writers of our sad time, provided of course that their intentions are pure and that their taste is good. And I will add that aiming to restrict the author’s creative freedom would quickly lead to a sort of cultural fascism, identical to that which led to the Nazi fireworks or state control of all forms of art, as in Stalin’s Russia.

The rallying cry of those who want to see our creative heads fall under the guillotine is: “We need pieces which highlight what constitutes the fundamental dignity of man.That sounds good. The only problem with my POV is that no one knows exactly what this noble maxim can mean.

Between Delly and psychedelia …

The characters that interest us in the theater are those who, like us, hide deep within themselves a secret shame and fear.

All of us as long as we are, our hearts are full of humility, remorse and dread, no matter how desperate we try to change things. We are nothing less than convinced of our fundamental dignity or even of our fundamental honorability; also the characters that interest us in the theater are those who, like us, conceal deep within themselves a secret shame and fear, and we want to know the impression that these characters are telling us: “I understand you. You and I are brothers, life is a mess, but looking at it in the face, we can get away with it. “

It is not the fundamental dignity of man, it is his fundamental ambiguity that must be emphasized, in my opinion. Of course, I itch to talk about my own characters in this regard – Blanche du Bois, Serafina Delle Rose and even the sickly Princess Kosmopol – but let’s show a little dignity and talk about Brecht’s Mother Courage, the greatest of modern repertoire roles, in my opinion.

Mother Courage is just a jackal. She makes her butter on the backs of soldiers during the longest war in history, in her incredible wagon always assailed by a starving clientele, full of junk from which she always tries to get the best price. She even goes so far as to deny that her son is hers, and lets him do it without a cry, except the cry of pain that tears her heart. Why? Because she has to continue her journey with her cart, with her deaf and mute mother, and quite simply because she wants to live.

I took for example a work which, in my opinion, testifies, in modern language, to the only form of fundamental human dignity that I recognize.

Actor Marlon Brando and Tennessee Williams on the set of the movie “The Man with the Snakeskin” in 1959. Everett/©Rue des Archives/BCA

If you were Prince Hamlet and contemplated Ophelia’s deadly anguish, would you or would you not neglect all personal considerations, at least once, to kiss her lovingly? Would you or would not stab the man behind a curtain through a curtain, just because you suspect, without being absolutely sure, that he may be your mother’s lover and your father’s murderer? At my POV, Prince Hamlet is cruel. And in your opinion?

Hamlet’s greatness is not in substance but in form. Never has lyricism reached such a high level in the theater, never has it had these accents of eternity. The laying bare of human truth in its less worthy and less honorable aspects is what makes Hamlet such a great drama. At least that is my PDV, illustrated by a character from classical theater and a character from modern theater.

Creation can take two forms: it can be organic or non-organic, it is always possible to modify or alter the nature of a non-organic work, by that I mean a work which does not also result from a necessity. vital for its creator as can be the beating of its heart or its breathing. On the contrary, you could well flay a writer whose work corresponds to an organic necessity without getting him to sincerely and durably renounce his faith, in what he does, however detestable on the other hand that this work may be or appear.

I believe we have done our best to spot the healthy cells and intact tissues of our contemporary world.

The creators, the artists, are like the nervous system of an era or a country. And if the nervous system is deeply affected by the ambient conditions, what it produces will inexorably reflect this disorder, sometimes in an indirect form, sometimes in all its violence, depending on the nature and discipline of the artist.

I don’t believe I am revealing a trade secret by pointing out how many artists, including writers, have sought refuge in neurosis, alcohol, drugs, religious ecstasy, and so on. To compile a complete list of such deviations would be unnecessary and tedious. Deprive contemporary art of its only source, forbid him to express individual passions and to sublimate them through works, it would be reduced to a land of such aridity that even a cactus could not flourish there.

Let us summarize the arguments of the defense: we are no more reprehensible than an x-ray machine or the needle used for a blood test. I believe we have done our best to spot healthy cells and intact tissues in our contemporary world, at the same time as we highlight suspicious spots and unhealthy germs.

No doubt, it would be an ideal world where Delly and psychedelia coexist. But if you have to choose, which one do you think you have to get rid of?

Par Tennessee Williams

(Translated from the American by Dominique Jamet.)


Researcher Gaston Naessens is no longer | Sherbrooke | News | The gallery

MMe Naessens said the researcher entered the hospital on January 30 while struggling with the flu virus.

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“He was released from the hospital on 6 (February) and from the 8 on we started to see that it degenerated quite quickly,” said the researcher’s wife. He couldn’t get the mucus that had built up out of his lungs. Every gesture required a considerable effort from him. It deteriorated until the 15th. At that time, he was in a semi-comatose state. We knew we were going towards the exit door… ”

Of French origin, the biologist had settled in Quebec in the mid-1960s after being “deported” from France, after numerous disputes with the courts and the French medical authorities.

Shortly after his arrival in Quebec, he moved to Rock Forest where he opened a laboratory adjacent to his residence on Mills Road.

Believing to have found in Estrie a haven of peace where he could pursue his research in peace, the biologist by training does not take long to make headlines again.

He is developing a product, called 714X, which he says can cure patients with terminal cancer. A product that would have even better effects if administered preventively, he says.

Arrested by the police

On May 30, 1989, the researcher was arrested by the police in his laboratory during a police operation filmed live on television. The news quickly went around the world and raised many reactions within the population and scientific circles.

Accused of criminal negligence and fraud for having given false hopes of a cure to one of his patients, Gaston Naessens is acquitted after a trial held at the Sherbrooke courthouse.
Despite this acquittal, he will continue to have trouble with the pharmaceutical industry as well as with Health Canada, which has always refused to approve its product as a drug.

Regarding his invention, Gaston Naessens said that 714X does not act as a classic remedy that targets a particular condition. Rather, it claimed to reinvigorate the patient’s immune system and natural defense mechanisms so that the patient is able to fight degenerative diseases such as cancer.

However, some researchers did not hesitate to attack the claims of the researcher concerning the composition of 714X, by asserting that it was essentially composed of water and camphor.

“We are on a blacklist because it greatly disturbs the pharmaceutical industry,” replied the researcher in an interview with La Tribune in 2008. This demolishes what already exists.

Instead of taking life and reassembling it, others prefer to kill what is not good, ”he added at the time.

Not an anti-medicine

However, the many obstacles surrounding the recognition of 714X did not diminish the researcher’s ardor, according to Jacinte Naessens, who is also a trained biologist.

“He is a being who has always wanted to understand that the two medicines could very well work together. Gaston was not an anti-medicine. He would have liked so much that the two medicines, that which takes care of the physical body, and that which takes care of the immune system, could work hand in hand to arrive at a durable solution to the people suffering from degenerative diseases. “

Ms Naessens indicates that she now intends to continue the activities of the laboratory founded by her husband as well as the promotion of 714X

“I’m going to continue, but I don’t intend to have a fight,” she said. It will be done very smoothly, because the current momentum is good. Momentum tells us that something must be done because cancer incidence rates are increasing now, regardless of age groups. So, yes the research will continue, yes the application of the products will continue, but it will be done in collaboration with medicine, and not in the sign of controversy as Gaston Naessens must have worn for the past 65 years. of his life, ”she explains.

For ten years, Gaston Naessens had been more discreet. In one of his last interviews, he summed up his controversial career in these words: “I’m not afraid, but I’m careful where I put my feet. I don’t want to fight anymore. I just want to help, which has always been my goal ”, he confided in 2008.“ We are not against the medical system. If we could work together, that would be amazing. There is nothing incompatible with our product with chemotherapy, ”he argued.

Christian Bangel: “Oder Florida” – More memorial reportage than a novel (archive)

The German border town of Frankfurt (Oder) was a special place in the 1990s. Here the proximity to the young capital Berlin, there a bridge to Poland that was suddenly open. In the surrounding area there were meeting places for types with contraband, for local politicians with thick Stasi files and for neo-Nazis. Most of the apartments did not yet have a telephone; Anyone who owned a fax modem was technically on the cutting edge. Everyone knew everyone, the easternmost German border town was a place of short distances.

It was also a biotope in which all kinds of colorful livelihoods could flourish. Many of them appear in Christian Bangel’s debut novel “Oder Florida”. There is the long-time mayor Krautzig, nicknamed “The Eternal”, who always goes to a diving station when Spiegel Online is in town. There is the turning knight Francis, an entrepreneur who preaches the free market economy to his compatriots. Günther Franziskus wants to be the next mayor, which is why he hires Fliege, a punk and former squatter who founded an advertising agency. Mathias Freier also works there, he is 20 years old, a civil service worker, a Nazi hater, a local patriot and the narrator of this novel.

“Freedom,” said Francis, “is always the freedom of the more capable. In the West they have understood this for a long time, but we Ossis eat the wealth that others have given us every day. You, for example,” he pointed with his finger to me, “are young, healthy and a smart guy. Good teeth. You should actually get up early at six every day and say: What can I do today? But do you do that too?” Well, sometimes I slept a little longer. I looked at Fly, who nodded barely. “Yes,” I said.

Roman lives from his characters

Mathias Freier’s story gets going when his friend Fliege and the entrepreneur Francis decide to make him a press officer and entrust him with the upcoming election campaign. That is the call that our hero must now follow. Since Freier is equipped with a thorough dose of peace of mind – he likes to live into the day and if it doesn’t work out, Mummy sends food packages – the bottom of the funny local antics is well prepared. “Or Florida” belongs to the genre of the entertaining storytelling novel, in which it doesn’t really matter what happens in detail. This novel lives from its characters.

The author Christian Bangel commemorates the quirky, quirky, colorful types of his late years. When they are young, they are called Klarlack, Mike Mischjemüse or Töffel, they celebrate, weed and hit the ears of the late summer of 1998. Until Nadja shows up, the narrator’s great love for youth, which tears him out of his rut ​​with a jaunt to Berlin. Here is an opportunity for a snapshot of Potsdamer Platz:

“I was standing in front of something huge. It was not directly broken, but it was also not intact. Not city, but especially not country. There was an apocalyptic, kilometer-wide jumble of cranes, unfinished buildings, moats, metal scaffolding, wooden planks directly in front of us. Hundreds of floodlights , in impossible, hidden places, turned night into day. A concrete jungle without a single person. I had never seen anything like it. “Potsdamer Platz,” said Nadja and examined one of her strands of hair. This brightness, this silence. How floodlit in an empty stadium. I pressed my face to the struts of the fence. “Robber ladder,” said Nadja. “

Novel of the permanent passage

“Or Florida” is more like a memory report than a novel. Bangel writes real and animated, sometimes also very funny. A time and an attitude to life come to life, it is the mood of those who were children in East Germany in the turning year. They fluctuate between euphoria and extreme caution, two positions that are occupied by Mathias and Nadja in the novel. In their encounter lies the chance of the hero’s emotional development, Coming of age is the key word here, but Christian Bangel also interprets this narrative thread rather casually.

This is how a novel of the permanent passage was created, somewhat talkative and casual, the author does not quite manage to bundle his narrative. Ultimately, Mathias Freier does what many young people did in the 1990s; he leaves his home. Freier is supposed to found a pet shop in Florida for Frankziskus and is being trained by a friendly entrepreneur in Hamburg. It works quite well as a capitalist cliché and shows that the author can also do black and white:

Strössner got up and closed the window. “I agreed immediately when Francis called me,” he says. “It is a matter of honor for me to help our friends from the new federal states.” He sat down again and began to unwrap a lollipop that was on the table. “Terrible, the conditions there. I was in Dresden two years ago,” he said. “They really made something of it. But all the rest of it. It has to be completely confined.” He put the lollipop in his mouth and looked at me. “But you, you got out of there.”

One suspects that someone like Mathias Freier doesn’t want to come out at all. His journey back to Frankfurt is a journey to new freedom, he decides to stay where he comes from. It doesn’t move the world, but it always warms the heart. And it keeps the memory of a few post-reunification years in the German East, which are history again.

Christian Bangel: “Or Florida”.
Novel. Piper Verlag, Munich 2017. 352 pages bound 18.00 euros.

Naked mole rat survival: 18 minutes without oxygen

Naked mole rats are very special animals and true survivors – they hardly need any oxygen and almost never get sick. The animals could even help fight human suffering.



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Naked mole rats are very special animals and true survivors – they hardly need any oxygen and almost never get sick. The animals could even help fight human suffering.

(dpa) – Naked mole rats can survive for up to 18 minutes without any oxygen. The animals survive extreme lack of oxygen for several hoursAs reported by researchers in the journal “Science”. Your trick: you change your metabolism. If they lack the oxygen to keep vital organs such as the heart and brain running with glucose, they use fructose instead.

The work is the first evidence of such a process in a mammal, explained Gary Lewin from the Berlin Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC). The scientists rate the ability as an adaptation of the almost hairless rodents to life in underground caves in the East African desert.

Many special properties

In the past, researchers have discovered several special properties in naked mole rats. The animals hardly get cancer, they are insensitive to pain and their life expectancy is high. Scientists hope one day into the underlying mechanisms too Key to human suffering to find.

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