Thursday, May 15, 2014

Message recu de LP4Y ..SOUTENONS leur Action

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Bonjour à tous,

il y a 5 ans Life Project 4 Youth s'engageait aux côtés des jeunes issus de la grande pauvreté et victimes d'exclusion. Aujourd'hui, grâce à toutes les personnes qui nous ont soutenu, plus d'une centaine de Jeunes sont intégrés professionnellement. Plus de 300 sont actuellement dans nos Life Project Centers pour suivre le Professional Training for Entrepreneurs. 

Nous avons besoin de votre soutien à tous pour continuer à les accompagner. Pour ceux d'entre vous qui souhaiteraient donner du sens à leur ISF, Life Project 4 Youth se propose de recevoir vos dons grâce au soutien de la Fondation ANBER.  ANBER, reconnue d'utilité publique, est habilitée à émettre des reçus fiscaux dans le cadre de l'ISF.  

Vos donations dans le cadre de l'ISF
 permettront de financer les missions de nos volontaires permanents sur le terrain. Nous vous rappelons que LP4Y ne compte aucun salarié.

Il vous suffit d'envoyer un courrier composé d'une note indiquant votre volonté de faire un don à Life Project 4 Youth et d'un chèque à l'ordre de la Fondation ANBER à cette adresse: Fondation ANBER, B.P. 20058, 59587 Bondues Cedex, France.

Nous restons à votre disposition pour toutes informations supplémentaires et vous remercions pour votre engagement et votre générosité.

Bien à vous

Frédéric Van Heems
Président LP4Y France
+33 6 20 00 90 32

Michel Naquet-Radiguet
Président LP4Y Belgique
+32 496 50 80 70

Thierry Delaporte
Président LP4Y USA
+1 646 269 87 42

Si la valeur nette taxable de votre patrimoine, en France, quelque soit votre nationalité, équivaut ou excède 1,3M€, vous êtes redevable de l'Impôt de Solidarité sur la Fortune (ISF) en France. 
75% du montant de votre don à la Fondation ANBER sont déductibles de votre ISF, dans la limite de 50 000€. 
Si vous investissez par ailleurs dans les PME, ce plafond est abaissé à 45 000€.
Seuls les dons effectués entre la date de votre précédente déclaration (31/05/2013 ou 17/06/2013 selon votre tranche d'imposition) et la date limite de déclaration pour l'année 2014 sont pris en compte.

1 000 €750 €250 €
2 000 €1 500 €500 €
5 000 €3 750 €1 250 €
10 000 €7 500 €2 500 €
20 000 €15 000 €5 000 €

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Deadly New Deer Tick Virus Emerges in New York


Deadly New Deer Tick Virus Emerges in New York

Blacklegged ticks can carry a host of diseases, and now a new virus is taking root in New York.
Blacklegged ticks can carry a host of diseases, and now a new virus is taking root in New York.
In many parts of the country blacklegged ticks, or deer ticks, have a fearsome reputation for spreading Lyme disease. Commonly transmitted to humans, tick-borne diseases are reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be on the rise. Now scientists believe they have discovered a new threat from the blacklegged ticks called the Lineage II Powassan virus.
In a recently published paper in the journal Parasites and Vectors, researchers suggest that the Powassan virus is responsible for a number of human infections throughout the Hudson Valley in New York state. According to theCary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, the virus can cause nervous system disruption, encephalitis, and meningitis in humans. There is a 10 to 15 percent fatality rate in documented cases and some survivors are left with permanent neurological damage.
“We’ve seen a rise in this rare but serious illness in parts of New York State that are hot spots for Lyme disease,” said Rick Ostfeld, one of the paper’s authors. “We suspected it was tied to an increase in blacklegged ticks carrying deer tick virus, particularly on the east side of the Hudson River.”
Ostfeld and his team surveyed more than 13,000 individual ticks from a variety of hosts over a period of five years. Along with deer, the blacklegged tick can also be found on small critters such as raccoons, foxes, birds, and even domestic animals. According to the CDC, ticks will often prefer different hosts at each stage of their life and risk of human infection is highest during the creature’s nymph stage. Ticks primarily find hosts by waiting in well-traveled areas with their first pair of legs outstretched. When a suitable host passes by the tick climbs aboard and attaches itself to the unwary victim.
The tick will begin feeding in as quickly as 10 minutes’ time. If the tick carries the illness, Lyme disease can be transmitted within a few hours or up to two days. Oftentimes, this gives victims a “grace period” to remove the tick and possibly avoid being infected. The American Lyme Disease Foundation advises that if a tick has become attached but not yet engorged with blood, it is likely that it has not yet transmitted Lyme disease. Unfortunately, the Powassan virus is not as patient. Unlike many of the common illnesses transmitted by ticks, the virus transmission can take as little as 15 minutes.
“There is no vaccine or specific antiviral therapy,” said Ostfield. “The best strategy remains prevention.”
While the Powassan virus is rare compared to Lyme disease, Ostfeld remains worried that the virus will spread beyond the state.
“The infection prevalence of about 1 percent to 6 percent among these ticks is low compared with Lyme disease, which often is found in 30 percent to 50 percent of ticks, but it’s still alarmingly high, giving you a one in 20 chance that the tick biting you might be transmitting a deadly virus,” Ostfeld told MedPage Today.
So far the Hudson River seems to provide a natural barrier preventing the virus from traveling west, but Ostfeld says historically deer ticks proved able to spread despite such obstacles.
“Therefore, we might expect Powassan to move across the Hudson into western New York and potentially elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions like the other tick-borne diseases,” Ostfeld said.
Research on the virus is ongoing. A different version of the Powassan virus was first identified in 1958 but relatively little is known about the virus until now.
Update: Other states in the region have also recorded cases of Powassan virus-related disease in recent years. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), common symptoms involve fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, loss of coordination, speech difficulties, and memory loss. 
More information on identifying symptoms and possible risk of infection can be found on the MDH’s site here.
Visit the CDC’s website here for some useful tips on avoiding ticks.
Image courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sunday, May 4, 2014


The National Academy Museum and School
1083 Fifth Avenue New York, NY  Hours: Wed - Sun, 11 AM - 6 PM

The National Academy Museum
89 and 5th Avenue

May 15, 6-8 pm
Teresa Waterman
Dear Friends ,
I am pleased to announce I will be exhibiting in the 2014

Please join me
At the opening reception 

The National Academy Museum
89th Street and Fifth Avenue
May 15, 6-8 pm


The work is a conceptual point of departure for accidental beauty. Drawn from nature's elements without vanity, a language of delicate simplicities , forms, and lines communicate small differences. These unnoticed  qualities  become reminders of  how rare it is what we see and what we remember.  
The National Academy Museum and School
1083 Fifth Avenue New York, NY  Hours: Wed - Sun, 11 AM - 6 PM