first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment It’s the first Canadian show to ever be nominated in the category. Advertisement Advertisement Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Daniel Levy in Schitt’s Creek (CBC)center_img Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: The cast and producers of the CBC comedy series Schitt’s Creek are celebrating the show’s inclusion in the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards.The program, about a rich family who go bust and are forced to live in a small town they bought as a joke, is nominated for Best Comedy Series in the annual awards, which honour both film and television.last_img read more

Insights West poll shows support for Trans Mountain has increased dramatically in

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. — A new Insights West poll shows that support for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in B.C. has increased dramatically in this province.In the online survey of a sample of British Columbians, 55 percent of residents now say they support the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, which is an 11 point increase since a previous Insights West poll conducted in September 2017. Thirty-six percent now oppose the pipeline expansion project, a drop of 10 points, while only nine percent said they were not sure. Photo by Insights West Photo by Insights West Photo by Insights West Photo by Insights West Insights West said that the poll shows support for the pipeline is at its highest level in five years. In particular, strong support for the pipeline expansion has jumped 15 points over the past 7 months to 34 percent, while strong opposition has decreased 7 points to 23 percent, a reversal of the trends last September. While a majority of British Columbians across all regions and population groups support the pipeline expansion project, but there are significant regional differences as support is much stronger outside the southwestern part of the province. The poll shows that 61 precent give the pipeline a thumbs up in the rest of the province, while support in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island sits at 52 percent and 51 percent respectively. Overall support has grown by ten percent in the Lower Mainland and by 11 percent on Vancouver Island in the past 7 months. The largest drop in opposition since September of last year has occurred in the Lower Mainland, where only 37 percent of residents oppose Trans Mountain, down from 48 percent.When asked what they thought the chances are that the pipeline will be built, 84 percent of British Columbians gave it a 50% chance or better of being completed. This includes 12 percent who were 100% certain. Sixteen percent give it less than a 50% chance, including just 2% who believe it has no chance at all. 92 percent of supporters and 71 percent of those who oppose the pipeline expansion believe it has at least a 50% chance of getting built.The online poll was conducted from April 13 to April 16th and gathered data from 1,021 British Columbians. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.last_img read more

Dieudonnés Casablanca Performance Canceled By Demand of Jewish Organization

Taroudante – The performance of controversial French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala scheduled for April 29th in Casablanca has been canceled apparently by demand of a French Jewish organization.Although Moroccan officials offered no explanation for denying a permit for the performance, the Mohammed V complex, the event’s planned venue, said that the show had been cancelled due to “technical reasons.”The decision may have been due to political pressure, however. The President of the National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA), Sammy Ghozlan, claims to have sent a letter to the Ambassador of Morocco to France demanding that the Moroccan authorities prevent Dieudonné from performing his show in Casablanca, according to Telquel. “As soon as I learned that Dieudonné was going to perform in Casablanca, I immediately contacted Morocco’s ambassador in Paris,” said Ghozlan, adding that he is satisfied with the decision made by the Moroccan authorities to ban the show.According to Ghozlan, “Morocco has a large Jewish community. Allowing Dieudonné to perform his show is a real incitement to hatred against that community.”The Casablanca show was one stop on Dieudonné’s tour of a number of Arab cities, including Dubai and Beirut.The show entitled “La Bête immonde” (The Vile Beast), contains strong language directed against Jews. It portrays the life of Ilan Halimi, a young Parisian Jewish phone salesman who was tortured and murdered in 2006 by a gang of kidnappers because he was Jewish.Dieudonné has repeatedly faced prosecution in France on charges related to anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and incitement of racial hatred against Jews. He has also been the subject of multiple executive bans against his shows in France for their anti-Semitic content. The controversial artist invented a quasi-Nazi salute, which many, including French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, have dubbed as an anti-Semitic gesture of hate.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission. read more

Liquor bottles to carry sticker of approval

The Government has prepared a programme to paste a sticker in each legally manufactured bottle of liquor under the supervision of the Department of Excise, and to paste the sticker for imported bottles of liquor before releasing from the customs, Cabinet Spokesperson Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said at the weekly Cabinet briefing held at the Government Information Department today.He said that as the government has imposed a large tax over liquor, illegally bottled liquor seem to enter into the market. Under these circumstance many customers drink unhealthy liquor. The Minister also said that illegally imported liquor has had an impact on Governments revenue. The proposal submitted to the Cabinet by the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake on this has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. read more

WatchWTO rules in Canadas favour in dispute with US over glossy paper

The World Trade Organization has ruled largely in favour of Canada in a dispute with the United States over duties on glossy paper.The WTO said Thursday it found the U.S. Department of Commerce acted inconsistently with trade rules in its justification for imposing countervailing duties on supercalendered paper, which is mainly used in magazines, catalogues, corporate brochures and advertising inserts.Canada had asked in 2016 that the WTO look into the duties, and how the U.S. went about investigating the issue.‘Canada has just detonated a bomb’: Trade relations with U.S. plummet after WTO complaint‘Broad and ill-advised attack’: Washington lashes out after Canada takes U.S. trade to task — for the whole worldGlobal Affairs Canada spokesman John Babcock said by email that the government acknowledges the WTO ruling that the U.S. breached its obligations when it made its countervailing duty determination.He said Canada requests the U.S. implement the panel’s findings promptly, rescind the duty order and refund all duties collected since it went into effect.Joel Neuheimer, vice president of international trade for the Forest Products Association of Canada said in a statement that the association welcomes the WTO ruling.The WTO says it found the U.S. Department of Commerce acted inconsistently with trade rules in its justification for imposing countervailing duties on Canadian supercalendered paper. Last year, a NAFTA review panel also ruled in Canada’s favour with a unanimous decision to order the U.S. Department of Commerce to reconsider its duties against Canadian mills that produce glossy paper.The U.S. imposed the duties in 2015, including a 20.18 per cent duty on Nova Scotia’s Port Hawkesbury Paper, a 17.87 per cent duty against Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products, and a duty of 18.85 per cent on the J.D. Irving mill in New Brunswick and Catalyst Paper of British Columbia.The U.S. had claimed Canadian producers had received unfair subsidies, including cheap government-supplied electricity.Exports of supercalendered paper from Canada to the United States were valued at $959 million in 2014. James MacDonald/Bloomberg read more

Job loss a realistic possibility with provinces 15 minimum wage plan

Job loss a realistic possibility with province’s $15 minimum wage plan Alberta is sailing into uncharted waters with its minimum wage policy and job loss is a realistic possibility.That from an internal briefing document prepared for Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour Lori Sigurdson, ahead of the October increase for 2015.“At this point it is not fully known what the overall impact of this kind of upwards wage pressure would have on what is still an uncertain economy but it is reasonable to assume that job loss and perhaps significant job loss is one realistic possibility.”The document was obtained by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business through a freedom of information request.It says the government needs to do further research and analysis into what kind of an impact it’s plan will have on the province’s economy.“Determining the overall economic impact of the new policy presents many challenges – the complexity of analysis, the multiplicity of potential casual variables and the sheer uniqueness of the Alberta situation make it difficult to make meaningful predictions.”It adds “possibility is not really prediction” and adds “Alberta will essentially be sailing into uncharted waters.”“Alberta needs to build more analytic and research capacities to make better sense of a renewed minimum wage policy that is intended to to produce not just economic but social effects. It is recommended that this research and analysis continue and intensify even as the first rate is announced and that the additional knowledge is gained through this exercise be used to ensure that the adoption of the minimum wage policy be informed and smooth as possible.”CFIB Vice-President of British Columbia and Alberta Richard Truscott says it’s clear there isn’t a lot of research that has been on this file on what the impacts will be.“There isn’t a lot of research that’s been done by the government, they have not done their due diligence, they have not done economic modelling, they have not done empirical analysis on what the economic impact would be,” he said. “It also blows holes in the Premier and Labour Minister’s own argument that somehow raising the minimum wage will actually create jobs.”“It looks like they’re now trying to scramble and match the facts and the research with their assertion,” he said.Truscott adds it’s sad they’re continuing to proceed with this and he’s hopeful they re-examine their approach.The minimum wage was raised by a dollar on October 1st, making the third-highest in the nation.And the briefing note says the first increase would likely not have much of an impact.660 NEWS did reach out to the Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour and was told she was unavailable for comment.A spokesperson did send the following statement:“Our government believes those earning the least should be able to take care of their families. We analyzed the potential impact of this year’s increase and found that there would not be negative economic consequences. We will continue to make fact based decisions, every step of the way as we move forward with our commitments.”To see the full report – click here. by Ian Campbell Posted Dec 16, 2015 12:50 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Minister Lori Sigurdson Government of Alberta read more

TOKYO 2020 Valero Rivera extends deal in Qatar

qatar handball federationValero Rivera One of the most successful handball coaches in the history of our sport, Valero Rivera, will continue to work as a head-coach of Qatari national team after the end of Olympic cycle in Rio 2016! The new deal is signed until Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. Rivera made a great achievement by wining the silver medal with Qatar at the World Championship 2015 in Doha last January.The former famous FC Barcelona and Spanish national team coach showed already commitment in the project of Qatar Handball Federation by taking responsibility for the Junior National team who competed at the World Champioship in Brazil. Obviously, the coach who won the six EHF Champions League titles with FC Barcelona looking to make some new stars in the most ambitious Asian handball country.He has fantastic condition for something like that as Qatari Handball Federation has their own sports hall with hotel and other necessary facilities – Duhail Sports Center, one of the venues where Qatar 2015 was held.After winning the silver medal at Qatar 2015, Qatar now looking for the Olympic qualification tournament in the last week of October from which the winner will win the ticket for Rio. The host venue will be Duhail. ← Previous Story VRANJES ERA: Ljubo extends love with SG Flensburg until 2020! Next Story → EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – VALERO RIVERA: OUR NEXT DREAM – RIO 2016! read more

Wisla beat Kielce in Polish Holy War

5.Legionowo2210210571:58822 4.Kwidzyn2211110583:59623 1.Vive Kielce222011765:57341 ← Previous Story Montpellier win French Cup 2016! Next Story → Qatari revenge in Berlin 9.Gwardia Opole228113547:58717 Orlen Wisla Plock beat Vive Tauron Kielce 31:27 (16:16) in the biggest Polish handball derby! Manolo Cadenas guys made a nice intro for the two battles with RK Vardar Skopje at the VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16.Orlen Wisła Płock – Vive Tauron Kielce 31:27 (16:16)Orlen Wisła: R.Corrales (24% 4/20, 1/1 k), M.Wichary (43% 9/19, 0/2 k) – M.Daszek, V.Ghionea(2), A.Wiśniewski(2), Z.Kwiatkowski, T.Rocha(5), M.Pušica(3), D.Racotea(7), M.Tarabochia(2), D.Zhitnikov(5), J.Toledo(2), A.Montoro(3)Vive Tauron: S.Szmal (31% 4/13, 0/0 k), M.Sego (21% 6/28, 0/0 k) – M.Štrlek(4, 2/2k), T.Reichmann(2, 0/1k), M.Jachlewski(1), J.Aginagalde(1), M.Kus(1), P.Chrapkowski(1), U.Zorman(5), P.Paczkowski(1), M.Jurecki(6), M.Jurkiewicz(2), K.Lijewski(3)STANDINGS: 12.Slask222020513:7044 8.Zaglebie228212540:58718 10.Szczecin227114561:60015 11.Stal Mielec224018562:6878 2.Wisla Plock222011733:52241 7.Zabrze229310693:67921 6.Chrobry Glogow229310556:57221 3.Azoty-Pulawy221615669:59833 Orlen Wisla PlockVive Tauron Kielce read more

Raspberry Pi makes the sub100 PC a reality

first_imgOne of the biggest pieces of tech news last year was the development of a $25 PC by a charity in the UK known as the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Producing a fully-functional PC capable of running Linux, Quake III-quality games, and 1080p video is no small feat. Even so, we have to put Raspberry Pi’s coming achievement in context, especially now that it has started being manufactured. Not only will it be the cheapest computer you can buy when it launches later this year (I’m predicting March), it will also achieve something the OLPC has failed to do for years: allow for a working PC setup without spending more than $100.The OLPC’s aim was to produce a laptop (known as the XO) for $100 that could be distributed to children in developing countries who have no other means of gaining access to a computer. By making a machine so cheap, it would be possible for governments and charities to afford them. Unfortunately, the price of making the latest generation XO laptop has yet to fall below that $100 mark.Raspberry Pi certainly changes that. If you consider it offers a computer for $25, that leaves $75 left to purchase a keyboard, mouse, SD card, and display. For a 17-inch display (it’s difficult to actually buy smaller displays now) you can pay anything from $75-$140, but that’s consumer pricing. Buy in bulk, say for a school, and the price for a basic display of that size should fall well below the $75 mark. Now add a wired keyboard and mouse, which can both be picked up for $5 each, and another $5 for an SD card (2GB), and $100 for a complete setup looks achievable. You could save even more money if you find a manufacturer willing to sell smaller displays, say 15-inch, or refurbished ones. The XO laptop does go a step further by including a number of power options and remaining portable, so in that sense it still has an advantage. However, the Raspberry Pi offers up more flexibility, and therefore options for sourcing the display, storage, and input devices, meaning it may be easier to fill classrooms with working machines as long as there is electricity available to power them. Recycled and exists parts can be used where a laptop requires the full purchase, once again increasing flexibility.There are several Raspberry Pi beta boards selling on eBay right now for thousands of dollars. That’s great news as it gives the foundation additional funding with which to make the final, $25 (and $35) versions beyond the 10,000 that have just been ordered. And the reality is, before 2012 is over, $100 complete PC solutions will be filling classrooms and homes around the world, made possible by this $25 credit card-size machine.last_img read more

Vancouver clears way for design of new fire station

first_imgThe Vancouver City Council approved two different development agreements Monday night, one clearing the way for a new fire station and the second buying time for officials to do some planning.The first agreement, a contract with Mackenzie Engineering allows the firm to begin developing a design for the new Fire Station 11, near the corner of Northeast 117th Avenue and Northeast 87th Street.Mackenzie’s contract totals $491,980, paying for the development of a base architectural and engineering design for the proposed station in Fire District 5, but city staff anticipates additional costs and, if needed, can increase the contract up to a total cost of $800,000. The design will take into account the development of Fire Stations 1 and 2, which were recently completed. Mackenzie is instructed to meet with the city up to five times during the development phase and the designs are due no later than Dec. 31, 2020.The other agreement, a moratorium at Tower Mall, now called the Heights District, was extended by the council. The moratorium on development on the site was first approved June 5 and extended in November. As City Attorney Bronson Potter explained, the moratorium allows the city to begin its planning process for the site and prevent new development or expansions of existing developments that may not fit within the future site plans. The city recently launched an 18-month visioning effort coordinated with city leaders to develop a development plan for the 12-acre site.The council unanimously approved a second extension on the moratorium through November.City staff said they will return to council July 2 to provide an update on the process. As part of the process, a Community Advisory Committee was formed to help develop the plan. The first meeting is scheduled for June 7.last_img read more

TwoYear Deal to Raise Budget Caps Appears Imminent

first_imgA bipartisan deal to dramatically lift the defense and non-defense statutory spending caps through fiscal 2019 appeared closed at hand in the Senate, offering a dose of optimism that Congress will clear a full-year omnibus spending bill in the near future. The apparent breakthrough comes as Democrats seemingly relented on their insistence for parity between increases in the budget cap for defense and non-defense accounts. The defense cap would jump by $80 billion and the non-defense cap by $63 billion in FY 2018, under the agreement. The FY 2019 caps also would rise, likely even by a little more, but it was not exactly clear, reported CQ.If a deal is reached shortly, the Senate likely would add it to the six-week continuing resolution approved by the House Tuesday. The extra spending would provide $629 billion for defense this year. It’s uncertain, however, how the deal would fare in the House. On Tuesday, conservatives scoffed at the huge increase in domestic spending the agreement calls for, possibly requiring House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to decide if he wants to rely on Democratic support to pass such a measure. Attracting the votes of House Democrats probably would require Ryan to add language addressing the fate of “dreamers,” undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.DOD photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kathryn Holm Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Mission Mangal movie review It will be amangal to give it a

first_img Rating A good script powered by humour, emotion and thrill is almost certain to hit the right chord. Mission Mangal is one such movie that is blessed by the said factors and a lot more.STORYLINEBased on the true event of how India created history by successfully sending its satellite to Mars in its very first attempt, Mission Mangal revolves around certain scientists from ISRO, whose hard work made the impossible dream come true.The movie starts with one of the top scientists of ISRO, Rakesh Dhawan (Akshay Kumar) failing at a major space experiment, apparently due to his junior Tara Shinde’s (Vidya Balan) mistake. This leads Rakesh and Tara to join Mars department of the institution, which first appears to be a hopeless division.However, being the passionate and motivated scientists that Rakesh and Tara are, they decide to create history by sending India’s first ever satellite to Mars. While the top decision makers of ISRO first find Rakesh and his colleague’s ambitious idea to be too silly, they somehow manage to convince the head. Mission Mangal stillYouTube ScreenshotSoon, other scientists including Eka Gandhi (Sonakshi Sinha), Kritika Agarwal (Taapsee Pannu), Varsha Pillai (Nithiya Menen), Parmeshwar Naidu (Sharman Joshi), Neha Siddiqui (Kirti Kulhari) and Ananth Iyer (HG Dattatreya) join the team.With very limited budget and not many experienced brains, the team faces a lot of hurdles, and many a times it actually appears that they are trying to achieve something impossible. Whether and how they make it happen is all about Mission Mangal. Mission Mangal stillYouTube ScreenshotPERFORMANCESAkshay Kumar adds much essential wit as well as emotion to the film. He perfectly showcases the passion and dedication of his character in the film, and also throws some hilarious punch lines in between.Vidya Balan deserves special applause here. Her character is apparently more important than that of Akshay’s, and she certainly pulls off the responsibility beautifully.Other stars including Sonakshi, Kirti, Sharman, Taapsee and others do not have as much screen presence as Akshay and Vidya, but their roles are no less significant, and they all do their job well. Mission Mangal stillYouTube ScreenshotPOSITIVESMission Mangal is blessed with some fine performances, good and crisp script, well-balanced humour and emotion, and brings about a strong sense of pride for the nation. It does not have too many songs to distract the plot.VFX is good enough, and a few scenes like Indian tricolour being subtly shown on the satellite running in space suggest that the director gave much attention to cinematography.Mission Mangal not just narrates a beautiful story of ISRO’s achievements, but also tells it in a highly entertaining manner. Mission Mangal stillYouTube ScreenshotNEGATIVESAntics of Akshay’s character may appear to be too unreal to be allowed in an institution like ISRO, but then again, that add much appreciated humour to the plot. Also, we wish the climax was made a little more thrilling. Mission Mangal stillYouTube ScreenshotVERDICTMission Mangal is a well-balanced and well-made film that is mixed with the right amount of humour and emotion. The film is not unnecessarily dragged, never ceases to entertain, and it brings in a sense of pride for our nation. It will be “amangal” to give it a miss. Mission Mangalcenter_img Mission Mangal reviewTwitterlast_img read more

Evie Launcher fast Android launcher with search

first_imgEvie Launcher: fast Android launcher with search by Martin Brinkmann on March 02, 2017 in Google Android – Last Update: February 12, 2017 – 5 commentsEvie Launcher is a free launcher application for Android that is fast, and equipped with powerful search and notification options.Launcher applications for Android are designed to improve the user experience in several ways. They help you find and launch apps or system features fast, but may offer additional features on top of that which may help you get more productive, or do things faster.They may support running Internet searches for instance, look up contacts, display notifications to you, or provide a history of past actions.Evie LauncherEvie Launcher is a highly rated launcher for Android devices. You may be stunned during installation by the sheer number of permissions requests.You see the list on the screenshot above. There is no explanation why it would need all the information, but at leas some comes down to the functionality it provides.For instance, it requires read access to the contacts to return contacts when you search for them using the launcher. You may be able to block some of that depending on Android version and manufacturer though.The launcher displays a search at the top, and four application icons for quick selection at the bottom. You may swipe up to display the list of installed applications, use quick navigation on the page that opens, and launch any of the apps with just a tap.Search returns results as you type, and any result is just a tap away.  Evie Launcher supports finding and launching installed applications but also search that finds information inside all applications, and may trigger Internet searches as well.You may long-tap on any result to create shortcuts pointing to it on the home screen for faster access.You may load the settings (Evie settings) to personalize your experience. This includes changing the layout of the homescreen and dock.You may change the number of rows and columns on the homescreen, as well as the icon size, and whether you want labels displayed underneath icons. So, if you run out of space on the homescreen, simply increase the number of columns or rows to make room for more shortcuts.Icons will get smaller as a consequence though so keep that in mind.Other useful features include hiding applications from search results, enabling gestures like double-tap to lock the device, or downloading icon packs to change the iconography.Closing WordsEvie Launcher may not be the most sophisticated launcher for Android out there, but it is simple to use and really fast when it comes to searches and the launching of applications. If you are tired of complex launchers that support dozens of features that require your attention or configuration immediately, you may want to give this a try. You can test it without setting it as the default launcher on your device.It is certainly better than most stock Android launchers that you may come across, and if you like it simple, better than the bulk of other launchers out there.Now You: Do you use a custom launcher on Android?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 4 votes Software Name Evie LauncherOperating System AndroidSoftware Category AppsLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Live Man arrested garage fire and latest traffic and travel news

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. UP NEXT:UP NEXT: Click for Sound The video will start in 1Cancel Play nowcenter_img Click to playTap to play How to download The Sentinel’s new FREE app Watch again We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comWelcome to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Tuesday, February 27. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Key EventsTheatre closes after being left without heating19:19Armed man had garden stake17:46Fire at garages16:53Masked man had a knife15:0121:51End of live blogAnd that concludes the end of today’s live blog from The Sentinel digital team. Live reporting will resume tomorrow morning. 21:35Weather forecastTonight is due to be a mixture of clear spells and scattered snow showers as the yellow weather warning remains in place until midnight. The Met Office predicts a widespread severe frost overnight with bitterly cold temperatures dropping to -6 °C in some places.The forecast suggests tomorrow is looking to be similar.The Met Office says: “Similar cold conditions will continue with isolated snow showers and sunny spells. Snow showers will be heavy at times, particularly in the afternoon. Feeling bitter with strengthening winds. Maximum temperature -1 °C. “Thursday will become windy, with snow at times through the day. Friday starting clearer with some snow flurries.”Tomorrow is looking like there will be light snowfall around 1pm with heavy snow predicted between 4pm and 5pm.20:58EuroMillionsGood luck everyone!Are you feeling lucky tonight? Could you be a winner on tonight’s EuroMillions draw? Check your numbers here.20:53Chimney fire in Halmer End (Image: Phil Clarke)Firefighters spent more than three hours dealing with a major chimney fire at a residential property. (Read more)Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to Heathcote Road, in Halmer End, shortly after 5.30pm tonight (February 27).Firefighters are still at the scene and continue to battle against the blaze.20:03Feeling lucky?Tonight’s Thunderball results have been announced so you can check your numbers here. The EuroMillions is expected to be drawn shortly after 8.40pm. 19:35Motorway lane reopenAll lanes have now reopened and traffic has returned to normal after a broken down vehicle has been removed from the M6 northbound.The vehicle was located between junction 17, Sandbach, and junction 18, Middlewich and Holmes Chapel.Lane one, of three, had to be closed between 6.50pm and 7.20pm.19:19KEY EVENTTheatre closes after being left without heatingStaffordshire actors were not treading the boards tonight as a popular theatre had to close – because it didn’t have heating. (Read more)Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, in Eastgate Street, had to close its doors and cancel its performances due to the issue.The closure comes as temperatures have plummeted and snow has hit the region as the ‘Beast from the East’ swept across the county.18:55Motorway lane closure in CheshireOne lane is closed on the M6 in Cheshire between junction 17, Sandbach, and junction 18, Middlewich and Holmes Chapel.A vehicle has broken down on the northbound carriageway meaning lane one, of three, is closed.18:36M6 lane reopenedThe M6 northbound slip road at junction 13, Stafford South has now reopened following an earlier accident. Lane one, of two, was closed following an incident involving a HGV and a car. The slip road from the A449 had to be closed.18:23Rail delaysVirgin Train users are facing delays travelling through Crewe because of a fire alarm. All lines were originally blocked when the alarm was triggered shortly after 6.15pm. But all services were able to proceed shortly after.18:04M6 lane closureThe northbound entry slip road is closed at junction 13, Stafford South due to an accident.The incident involved a lorry and a car but traffic if said to be moving well.Lane one, of two, is closed on the entry slip from the A449 above the motorway. 17:46KEY EVENTArmed man had garden stakeNewcastle town centre.A masked 26-year-old man has been arrested for walking around a busy town centre while carrying a garden stake. (Read more)The man was arrested on suspicion of affray at around 2.15pm today (February 27), in Newcastle town centre.Staffordshire Police had initially received reports a man was carrying a knife in King Street, Newcastle.17:16Advice issued following boat deathThe death of a boater in a fire on board her barge has sent a shockwave through the boating community. (Read more) In the early hours of Thursday, February 22, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a narrowboat moored on the Trent and Mersey Canal near the Starr Inn in Stone . Firefighters managed to pull 57-year-old Alexandra Bennett from the boat but she died at the scene. Her dog also died in the blaze. An investigation from the fire service and Staffordshire Police found the fire was started when a log burner door was left open and a lit item fell onto a carpet. 16:53KEY EVENTFire at garagesA fire investigation is underway following a blaze at a car sales lot earlier this afternoon. (Read more)Three fire engines attended a garage on the junction of Edensor Road, Spring Garden Road, and Goms Mill Road in Longton at around 2.25pm.Firefighters extinguished the blaze and are still on scene dampening down the remains.16:15M6 CheshireReports are suggesting that traffic is slow on the M6 northbound between junction 18, Middlewich and Holmes Chapel, and junction 19, Knutsford.15:56Queuing Traffic in Cheshire Traffic is heavy in Crewe around the Haslington Bypass and Crewe Green Road because of roadworks at the Crewe Green Roundabout. 15:01KEY EVENTMasked man had a knife (Image: Google Maps)A masked man was arrested after walking through a town centre carrying a knife. Staffordshire Police officers received reports of a man walking along High Street, in Newcastle town centre, with a kitchen knife. The man was detained by police officers and taken to custody.14:28Appeal to find man’s familyThe coroner is appealing for help tracing the family of a man who died earlier this month.David Edward Hill, aged 67, was found dead on February 23 at his home address in Etruria Road, Newcastle.David’s death is not being treated as suspicious but HM Coroner for Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire is now trying to trace his next of kin.13:33Long delays on M6 due to accident in West MidlandsA Highways England spokesman said:There are Severe delays from J10a on the M6 heading southbound, due to a collision at J7. Emergency services, including Police, are at the scene of this collision.Traffic is diverted via the exit & entry slip roads, to leave and re-join the M6 Southbound at J7.” 12:38Snow coming down in Hanley againSnow is coming down in Hanley again11:58Accident on M6 northbound in Staffordshire One lane closed and heavy traffic due to accident on M6 Northbound between J12 A5 (Gailey) and J13 A449 (Stafford South).Lane one (of four) is closed. 11:54WEST MIDLANDS TRAFFIC NEWS: M6 blocked at Great Barr due to serious accident at junction 7The southbound carriageway is closed following the multi-vehicle accident near junction 7. More here.11:01One lane closed on M6One lane blocked and slow traffic due to broken down car on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is blocked within the smart motorway works.11:00The A500 has reopenedRoad cleared and traffic easing, accident cleared on A500 D Road Northbound between Reginald Mitchell Way (Kidsgrove / Tunstall Turn Off) and A34 Newcastle Road / Peacock Hay Road (Talke Roundabout). 09:59Three vehicles in accident on A500A500 D Road Northbound blocked, queueing traffic due to accident, three vehicles involved between Reginald Mitchell Way (Kidsgrove / Tunstall Turn Off) and A34 Newcastle Road / Peacock Hay Road (Talke Roundabout), congestion on A500 D Road to A527 Porthill Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). 09:58Snow across the region today09:40A500 blocked due to multi-vehicle accidentThe accident has taken place near Reginald Mitchell Way. More here.Sentinel Traffic Alert09:18Accident involving lorry and car on A500Reports of queueing traffic and road blocked due to accident, lorry and a car involved on A500 D Road Westbound between Reginald Mitchell Way (Kidsgrove / Tunstall Turn Off) and A34 Newcastle Road / Peacock Hay Road (Talke Roundabout), congestion to A527 Porthill Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).09:13A50 busy but moving A50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). 09:11One lane closed due to lorry having tyre changed on M6One lane closed due to lorry having a tyre changed on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of three) is closed.last_img read more

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first_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Related Content The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | May 27, 2009 Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Helps Manage Lung Cancer News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more May 28, 2009 – Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) when used to treat certain patients with non-small-cell lung cancer provided a 3-year local tumor control rate of 90 percent or higher with minor toxicity, reported Scandinavian researchers report in a May 4th online edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.Lead investigator, Pia Baumann, a medical doctor at Karolinska University Hospital Solna, Stockholm, and colleagues conducted a phase II trial that included 40 patients with stage 1 tumors and 17 with stage 2 tumors who underwent SBRT every second day for a median of 5 days of treatment.At 1 year, overall survival was 88 percent and cancer-specific survival was 93%. At 3 years, progression-free survival was 52%, overall survival was 60% and cancer-specific survival was 88%. There was no significant survival difference between patients with T1 and T2 tumors.At a median follow-up of 35 months, 7 patients had died from lung cancer and 20 from concurrent disease. Estimated local control at 3 years was 92%. The estimated risk of failure due to local, regional or distant metastases was significantly greater in patients with T2 tumors than in those with T1 tumors (41% versus 18%).The researchers suggest that based on these findings, SBRT “may even challenge surgery in operable instances.”SBRT is efficient in eradicating tumors with only limited side effects in patients with medically inoperable stage I non-small cell lung cancer, indicated Dr. Baumann. “SBRT is also useful for treating metastatic tumors in diverse organs.”Source: J Clin Oncol 2009;27.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Greece Amnesty slams mass migrant roundups

first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP) – Human rights group Amnesty International is calling on Greek authorities to stop mass roundups of suspected illegal immigrants, arguing that police are treating law-abiding foreigners like criminals and subjecting thousands of detained persons to “degrading and inhumane” conditions.The London-based group said Wednesday that legitimate asylum seekers were being denied proper assistance and that police were stopping and detaining suspects based on skin color. Greek police launched the mass deportation drive _ named operation Xenios-Zeus_ over the weekend.Some 2,000 officers in greater Athens detained around 7,000 immigrants. About 2,000 immigrants were eventually arrested on allegations of residing in Greece illegally.Greece is the busiest transit point for illegal immigrants trying to reach the European Union.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Quick workouts for men Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementscenter_img Sponsored Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories last_img read more

TripAdvisors Review Express gets a big thumbs up

first_imgTripAdvisor has also announced a number of enhancements to the ReviewExpress service including easier saving of email campaigns, ability to update photo and “from” email addresses on multiple templates and additional how-to-guides and tip sheets. “There’s no question that reviews play a pivotal role in the booking decision for travellers – according to recent PhoCusWright research, more than half of TripAdvisor users will not book a hotel that does not have reviews,” Ms Philardeau said. TripAdvisor has announced that over 47,000 hospitality businesses are using its ReviewExpress Service, since it launched in May. Hospitality businesses must be registered with TripAdvisor to use the ReviewExpress service.  TripAdvisor said that 30,000 of the 47,000 hospitality businesses are boutique bed and breakfasts and they have seen an average 33 per cent upswing in the number of reviews for their properties on TripAdvisor.center_img The Review Express service allows businesses listed on TripAdvisor to more efficiently gain reviews on their pages. TripAdvisor for Business, vice president for global partnerships, Severine Philardeau said that ReviewExpress helped smaller hotels get noticed.   Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

ATM breaks record

first_imgAfter four jam packed yet successful days, the Arabian Travel Mart came to an official close in Dubai yesterday, with visitor numbers reportedly reaching a record breaking 23,000, up by ten per cent on the previous year. Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovich “The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, reinforcing our position as the regional industry platform for tourism and hospitality professionals to share their news, network with decision-makers, meet potential partners and exchange insight and ideas.” “The preliminary figures for this year’s show underscore Arabian Travel Market’s relevance to the regional travel and tourism sector and reflect the healthy performance and confidence of the industry and its vital role as a major economic driver for the region,” said Mark Walsh, Portfolio Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions.center_img Click here for our ATM photo gallery. Now in its 21st year, the annual convention is the biggest travel trade exhibitor showcase in the Middle East and was attended by more than 2,700 exhibitors.last_img read more

TMBA Releases Details on Southern Secondary Market Conference

first_img January 4, 2013 445 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Bankers Association Service Providers 2013-01-04 Tory Barringer The “”Texas Mortgage Bankers Association””: (TMBA) announced the details of its annual Southern “”Secondary Market Conference””: to be held February 12-14.[IMAGE]The conference–dubbed “”Connections Focused on Your Future””–will take place at the Marriott Woodlands Waterway Hotel and Convention Center in Houston and will offer “”value and penetrating insight into tomorrow’s changing secondary market,”” according to a release from the TMBA.The three-day agenda was developed to offer attendees new information, guidance, trend identifications, and new, emerging strategies in secondary marketing. The lineup of panel discussions includes topics such as the securitization market, Basel III, servicing valuations, mergers and acquisitions, and more. Scheduled speakers include “”Fannie Mae””: SVP Doug Duncan and Bill Moliski, managing director at “”Redwood Trust””:””This year we decided to change things up and move past the traditional secondary marketing conference, so we focused on widening the type and breadth of panels, speakers and educational topics,”” said TMBA president Tim Fisher.””This is a unique opportunity and value offering for attendees that allows them to learn and collaborate on topics they normally wouldn’t be exposed to in the usual agenda of regional secondary focused shows,”” he continued. “”Mortgage bankers from all over the country will be sharing their visions and strategies for future success, which this conference’s primary focus-achieving prosperity in tomorrow’s ever-changing business landscape.”” Sharecenter_img TMBA Releases Details on Southern Secondary Market Conference in Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more