Começa agora o Horário de Verão 2017/2018

Resultado de imagem

Começou agora o Horário de Verão 2017/2018 no Brasil .Quem mora nas Regiões Sul , Sudeste e Centro-Oeste precisa adiantar o relógio em 1 hora nesse momento .

No dia 18 de fevereiro de 2018 , o horário de verão 2017/2018 será encerrado .

Magdy Yacoub to announce ‘breakthrough’ drug for heart failure Friday

File:Flag of Egypt.svg

Doctor Magdy Yacoub will hold a press conference on Friday to announce the details of a new drug to treat heart failure, a cardiovascular disease that causes the death of about 17.5 million people worldwide each year.

The drug is produced by a Swiss company. The active material (sacubitril/valsartan) in the drug reduces the mortality rate of cardiovascular disease, and raises the cure rate for diseases related to heart failure.

The drug, called Entresto, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2015 upon a study that included 8,000 clinical cases.

The results of the study indicated a reduction in mortality rates among drug users compared to other drugs.

The new drug, which will be introduced Saturday on the Egyptian market after it has been approved by the Ministry of Health, is prescribed to reduce the risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease. Patients suffering from myocardial infarction will not need to stay in hospitals for a long time and will rather take the new drug, which reduces the cost of their treatment by more than 60 percent.

The drug acts as an inhibitor of the angiotensin-converting enzyme, which increases arterial blood pressure and stimulates muscle contraction. The drug causes blood vessel relaxation, leading to lower blood pressure and treatment of congestive heart failure.

According to a statement by the Food and Drug Administration, the recommended dosage of the drug daily is two tablets. The price of the drug has not been yet announced on the Egyptian market.

Its price in the United States approaches the ceiling of US$460 – equivalent to about LE8000 – for a single package containing 60 tablets, enough for only one month.

Side effects of the drug include allergic reactions that may cause swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat and difficulty in breathing, as well as low blood pressure, which is one of the most common side effects of the drug. There’s a possibility of changes in kidney function as as result as well.

The conference will be held Friday at a Cairo hotel under the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation and the Egyptian Association for Care of Heart Failure Patients. Some of the world’s leading cardiologists and a delegation from the Swiss drug manufacturer will attend the event.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


Source  :  Egypt Independent

Egypt loses in UNESCO runoff vote to French candidate

File:Flag of Egypt.svg

Egypt’s candidate for the post of Director-General of UNESCO, Moushira Khattab, lost the runoff vote to her French rival, who will run the final round against the Qatari candidate on Friday.

The French candidate, Audrey Azoulay, garnered 31 votes while Khattab gained 25 votes.

Egypt’s Permanent Mission to the UNESCO submitted an official complaint to UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on Friday over alleged violations during the election of the new director general, which began Monday, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid after Khattab’s loss.

The results of the fourth round of the UNESCO election were 22 votes for Qatar, 18 for Egypt and 18 for France, which required a runoff.

China and Lebanon withdrew earlier from the race after the third round.

Egypt’s candidate passed on Thursday the third round of the organization’s election held in Paris, France.

The Qatari and French candidates, Hamad bin Abd elaziz alKawari and Audrey Azoulay garnered 18 votes each, Khattab garnered 13 votes, China’s candidate Qian Tang 5 votes, and Lebanon’s Vera El Khoury Lacoeuilhe 4 votes.

The fifth round of voting is likely to be held for selecting the new director-general without the condition of obtaining an absolute majority. If votes are equal for both, the director general will be chosen through a lot.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


Source  :  Egypt Independent

Cameroun – CHAN 2018 – Rigobert Song sur la rumeur annoncant son décès: «La rumeur m’a déjà tué plusieurs fois. A cette fréquence, même la mort aura désormais peur de moi»

File:Flag of Cameroon.svg

Rigobert Song, l’ancienne gloire des Lions indomptables prépare déjà la phase finale du Championnat d’Afrique des Nations de football 2018.

Depuis hier jeudi 12 octobre 2017, Rigobert Song, l’entraineur national sélectionneur de l’équipe nationale A’ enchaine des séances de travail avec ses supérieurs hiérarchiques au siège de la Fédération camerounaise de football au quartier Tsinga à Yaoundé.

Les deux parties mettent la dernière main sur le plan de préparation des Lions A’ en vue de la phase finale du Championnat d’Afrique des Nations de football (CHAN) qui se jouera en janvier 2018 dans un pays qui reste à déterminer, après la disqualification du Kenya qui accusait un grand retard sur les préparatifs.

A cet effet, une réunion du Comité exécutif de la CAF aura lieu demain samedi au Nigeria pour choisir le nouveau pays hôte du CHAN 2018.  La Guinée équatoriale, le Maroc et l’Ethiopie se sont proposés pour remplacer le Kenya.

En attendant donc de connaitre le nouveau pays hôte, Rigobert Song, visiblement très en forme, pense déjà au stage bloqué de son équipe, préparatoire au CHAN 2018.

Sur ces entrefaites, Rigobert Song est mis au parfum des rumeurs qui annoncent depuis hier son décès. « La rumeur m’a déjà tué plusieurs fois. A cette fréquence, même la mort aura désormais peur de moi » ironise le champion d’Afrique 2000 et 2002.