"When I heard the verdict I was relieved, I thought it was all over, after so many years of struggle." He began to go to the wall in 2009. A year later he moved from the U.S. to Israel. "The ultra-Orthodox rabbis see us as a threat to their way of life. And women do not want to be seen in public, who do not join groups. That does not fit in the new Israel, "he adds.
You can, yes, that justice is on their side, but those same rabbis are not going to resign. And during the last prayer took great pains to show muscle. Sent to the wall to thousands of students from their yeshivas to drown the women in a deafening ocean of rage. "They are a reformist" shouted, as an insult, Manweiss Nachman, a 21-year-old was left lungs. "This is an affront to the most sacred of all the sacred. I do not care to pray as they wish, but do not do it here, "he said.
Five years later, sitting Gotzein Nadja, 30, in the living room in the attic of her parents' house in Bonn. She has short dark brown hair that reach almost to the ears and play around a pair of glasses with a dark edge. Her little daughter lying on the playmat play under Arch and mumbles to himself. Three years ago Gotzein has moved here with her husband in the apartment below her father and stepmother live. But she shares with her family more than the address.
How many women in the family is Nadja Gotzein bearer of the BRCA1 gene mutation, which can lead to an aggressive form of breast cancer at a young age. Detail, she tells of her family history, why they chose it in the end, into letting him take the breasts. How good it feels so now. She speaks frankly, quite clarified. If you want to hear an emotion here, most relief.
On Tuesday, the New York Times published an article of actress Angelina Jolie, and since the whole world knows what is hidden behind the cipher BRCA1. In Jolie's case: A 87 percent chance of breast cancer. An ovarian cancer probability of 50 percent. You've had to amputate both her breasts as a precaution, Jolie wrote: "To all the women who read this:. I hope it helps you to know that there are options" for Nadja Gotzein, the one from her own breast surgery never has made great mystery that still was like a liberation. When a star like Angelina Jolie may have to take this step, then the other can too. "I think many women now dare to talk about it. And now they can also see that it is not distorted by such a procedure."
The fear that they might get breast cancer and die, Nadja Gotzein accompanied since puberty. She was 15 years old when her mother died of breast cancer. Her cousin was diagnosed at 25, seven years later, she was dead because a disease in young women, suggesting the gene mutation test finally let the whole family. "All the women in my family who carry the gene in them, are suffering from cancer," says Gotzein, "and of those who have died of breast cancer, has aged under 40 years." She crossed her arms over her chest, it's a scary statistic. Only two women related to the gene are still alive – they could be amputated breasts and remove the ovaries.
HIGHLY SPECIALIZED Sites of appointments for lonely hearts are more specialized and offer opportunities to meet the most disparate categories and increasingly circumscribed those who love the Latin-American dances (Latin People Meet), those who feel alone at Christmas (Christian Mingle): (almost) every need, need, peculiarities finds space in this army of more and more niche sites. And now the last frontier explored by dating sites are just sexually transmitted diseases, that among the many psychological implications that drag behind also provide undoubtedly a serious physical and psychological obstacle to a full sexual life and serene. For this specialized websites are springing up in a consumer united by the same disease, believing that finding a partner with the same problem can relieve people from embarrassment and risks.
HIV-One among many is PositiveSingles. com, dedicated to singles living with HIV who are struggling to have a love life, and perhaps also the resistance of an ethical-psychological. And the rest of the 712,000 members of this dating site speak more than any feedback, demonstrating that this service, although much discussed, intercepts a real need. Steve Kasper, a consultant at STDMatch, alNew York Daily Newsla see very pragmatically: "It gives an opportunity for people who love to believe that their love life will end with the onset of the disease." The psychologist and sex therapist Bonnie Jacobson points out that the growth in popularity of these online initiatives is determined simply by the fact that work and the testimony given dallawebzine Pix11 of a boy (Jay) became HIV positive as a result of a blood transfusion, shows that for many people the 'idea of ​​meeting life companions with similar conditions is a great help, especially at the initial moment in which you are confident and we are told, with a huge fear in the hearts of not being accepted.
THE CONTROVERSY-Marian Nicholson, head of the Association Herpes Virus (HPV), disagrees, believing that the message passes through initiatives of this kind is ghetto. "It 's like saying that a leper must be with another plague," says Nicholson, decidedly polemic against the spirit that animates these types of sites. In addition, as pointed out yet Marian Nicholson, dating sites dedicated to singles with STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) offer a distorted view of the problem and suggest the idea, absolutely wrong, that among people who share this kind of disease is not necessary have safer sex. Better to always specify, although it should be known, that does not rule out infection and the occurrence of other infections. And to feel similar in life is not just share a disease, although sharing a similar certainly helps to feel understood and to feel less alone. As stated on the website Positivesingle. com "You are not alone." According to estimates by the Center For Disease Control in the world 110 million people suffer from sexually transmitted diseases and every year there are 20 million new cases.
Last year, the New York Department of Transportation has launched a campaign for greater safety for cyclists. With a short TV spots and stickers she campaigned for taxi customers for more attention when exiting. In the blog there is more info about it here. Now move to Germany the ADFC and the German taxi and car hire Association (BZP) to. They have developed a warning sticker to remind the passengers before the doors open at the shoulder look at the past lane.
For the ADFC the sticker is only a first step. The actual demand of traffic clubs, is that the automotive industry uses the existing technology to warn car and cyclist in time for each other. This is possible: A signal at the rear of the vehicle may indicate to the cyclists, that the driver wishes to open the door. Report distance sensors at the same time into the car by about vibrating handles that a cyclist is in the danger zone.
Standing in the middle of a semicircle with large bright windows and full to bursting, suit and tie rigor and right hands, the old young man who dreamed of 20 years of adventures outside his native Burgundy says, "Me, Christian Allard, do solemnly swear loyalty and makes full allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and successors according to law. "
An oath repeated twice in an English accent tinged with French, then in French which still ring Burgundian intonations of his youth. . . Almost 30 years of presence in Scotland still made Christian Allard bilingual, sometimes to the point of searching for words in French. A bet far from won out. "When the CEO of the company export fish where I worked wanted to open an office in Aberdeen, it's me he addressed," said, a laugh in his voice, the father of three daughters and grandfather of two, all Scots. "I told him I do not speak a word of English, and he told me but I do not either!"
Party shrinking violet, Christian Allard adapts very quickly. "I realized that what was important, it was not necessarily the language, but what people are talking about. And where I was, he had to talk football to get in touch with people." And some years, the young man is better than blend into the landscape of misty Scottish: he moved so he got married, started a family, a passion for the fishing community in which it operates, and s' involved in local life. Member of several associations for the defense of fishermen, against the maintenance of nuclear submarines in Glasgow, he comes to campaign the SNP, the Scottish National Party, which campaigns for the independence of Scotland. . "There is no real trigger, the desire to get involved in policy came gradually, he says Just look around: Scotland's rich, has a lot of resources natural, and yet it is a country that is poor and plagued by inequality. And that is because in London, regardless of the government, we do not deal with us. "
As well as its commitment to Scotland, then it is the family roots of this native of Dijon speak. With a grandfather and father councilors, in Allard, interest in public affairs and political commitment has always flowed from source. "My father was initially disappointed to think that I would not be elected village my turn … even if today he is very proud of me," the almost fifties. Too old to move, his father was unable to attend the swearing, but the brother of the new member came. And that at the last moment. For Christian Allard started out as second alternate. The chosen title died suddenly and his first deputy was a candidate for election. . . It was therefore necessary for the Scottish Heart (Allard kept the French nationality) just 48 hours to get into the skin of a member, and give up his job to devote himself fully to his mandate.
Member of local Scottish Parliament, the independence movement activist sees himself quickly become national representative of a sovereign country in September 2014, all of Scotland will vote in a referendum on independence. "The campaign has already started, but I'm looking forward to the big day, ignites Christian Allard. I'm sure we will win." Meanwhile, in order to convince and represent its cause, the militant plans to buy the symbol of Scottish symbols: a kilt.
Jean-Marc Ayrault finally decide: the upcoming reform of family allowances will affect approximately 15% of French. "It will be the highest incomes, said the prime minister Wednesday on France Inter. From a certain level of income, it will be gradual. "In other words, most families earn a good living, the less it will affect performance. It will continue to receive a transfer of the family allowance, but lower. The level at which the amount of the allowance will be reduced has not been refereed and Jean-Marc Ayrault will travel "in the coming weeks" before the High Council of the family, as opposed to modulation, to discuss it.
After an increase of 2.8% in 2012 and 2% in 2013, spending the family business should therefore see them limited to 0.8% per year in the four years to come up. A result that the only modulation benefits based on income do not achieve. Other avenues of savings, not listed in the 2013-2017 stability program will be needed. As in line with the conclusions of the report Fragonard, reducing the premium naissanceversÃ©e (means-tested) in the seventh month of pregnancy or revision supplements childcare at home or at a nanny … Wealthy families, which rely almost exclusively on the latter expensive device, so may still be put to use soon …
In the role of the protagonist FranÃ§ois Hollande has not been easy. Just a movie is underway in the French cinema, in which the president plays himself. The title "Le Pouvoir" promises power and skill, exactly what to do without the French to the Socialists. The film shows a self-sufficient dilettante who exhorts his fatherly advisor, can fall into the word of his ministers and smiling muses: "I was not president before I was there." The satirical weekly "Le Canard EnchaÃ®nÃ©" Hollande was "unintentionally funny", otherwise the country asking what this film is.
Nevertheless, the President has set the scene again on Thursday and charged 400 journalists in the ElysÃ©e Palace. The aim of the question hour was to be finally silenced the critics under the chandeliers of the ballroom, the sneer for weeks about him as "Grandpa leisurely". Therefore, Hollande, who until recently had made criticize, to distinguish a "European initiative" his party "selfish intransigence" of the Chancellor sought.
The "European idea" need "movement," Hollande said. The President intends to create the post of "President" of European economic government, only to dedicate this task. In addition to the EU Commission President, the EU President is therefore Hollande wants another "president" for an economic government. It reminded a little of the documentary, exhorts a consultant in the Hollande: "Please, no blotter, but the same clear text!"
A video showing a Syrian rebel eviscerating a soldier and pretending to bite his organs Tuesday sparked a wave of condemnations, the man with his act as a revenge against the abuses of the regime. For Fabrice Balanche, Director of Research Group for the Mediterranean and the Middle East (GREMMO), these images a little more tarnish the reputation of the rebellion. Interview.
- These images, like all the other videos, the rebels are to develop, to advertise. They show their sponsors Gulf countries, who finance through private foundations, that their money is well spent. It is a way to show that they do a good job, and therefore can continue to trust them and give them money.
There may also have ethical and religious differences. Some are radicalized, take an anti-Shiite community character and commit abuses. This is the case of Omar al-Farouk brigade, named after the second Caliph of Islam, which has been particularly abused the Shia followers of Ali ruled the estate. This brigade is particularly anti-Shia and that the soldier was a gutted Alawite [confession Assad clan, Ed] is not a coincidence.
- It's obvious. When the video began circulating, six weeks ago, you could think it was made by the Syrian regime for propaganda purposes. And confessions justified this command in an interview with "Times" sweep all doubts. . .
- We're in the midst of civil war, we can do nothing for now. And the problem of consciousness arises to the international community is that it is these fighters who are far more effective on the ground. . . These are not the villagers who took up arms that control their small area and do not want to go fight in major offensives. And the international community want the fall of the regime. . .
"I arrived on Monday as a witness, says Rudy Ricciotti, and I ended the night in jail at the police station in Marseille, without understanding. "Ricciotti concern for offenses relating to the construction of his house in Cassis, following the indictment and imprisonment of Toulon craftsman. Having filed for bankruptcy in 2009, it continued its activities without the knowledge of the Urssaf, management of labor and treasure. "I did that five workers of the company, working on the construction of my house were employed in black," says the architect. He has given each of them a "bonus" of 50 euros and 200 euros then "because I was amazed by their work."
For offenses planning, the architect said he destroyed without asking permissions "a terrible pigeon 4 years 70 m2, 2 m2 outdoor toilet" and replaced "by a garage door windows." Vanity? "I am helpless, it's devastating. I'm a big mouth, so we'll say, "it's done for him." My book The architecture is invoked is a combat sport, I am against the rules. But this is a debate. I'm not a thug! "
Now it's official: France is in a recession since last fall. This increases the pressure to reform the French President FranÃ§ois Hollande in a way that could an air pressure barometer shoot a few inches in height. In March Hollande had spoken of his "toolbox", thanks to the tools of government working for the renewal of France stood ready now. So as it applies now only to wait until the growth return, the impression of Hollande's message to the public.
Hollande will point in his argument mainly on the recently agreed labor market reforms. The French Senate, the second chamber of parliament has approved the agreement reached in January between employers and unions reach agreement into law on Tuesday night. The conservative opposition abstained, but nearly all Socialists agreed, bringing the government einhielt her promise to maintain the agreement of the social partners significantly.
1 Much is now shifted to negotiations in the factories. Thus, crisis-ridden companies reduce future agreement with their unions in our own times, working hours and wages. But they have to give job guarantees and promise workers a greater share of the profits in better times.
The French employers President Laurence Parisot, the new Act expressly praised on Tuesday – and not only that: "What the government is doing for a few months, going in the right direction," she told the press. In it she closed the recently adopted tax U-turn on the sale of shareholdings, a well as the general tax cuts for the company in the amount of 20 billion euros, which automatically grip in the coming year, and can the company get in this year in the form of advances on their tax credits .
That in a survey this week, 51 percent of respondents indicated that the labor market reforms "going in the wrong direction," she does not bother. "It is clear that measures and their positive effects are not yet sufficiently known," said Parisot, who negotiated the reform package itself.
With regard to pensions, Hollande wants to talk with him. An increase in the required for a full pension contribution years will probably come up to the French. First Hollande wants but in the tradition of labor market reforms negotiate with the social partners. An increase in the statutory retirement age, he has so far refused.