Traffic Advisory Antigonish County

first_img -30- Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Pinkie Town Bridge Pinkie Town Bridge on the Ohio East Road will be closed forrepairs from Thursday, Sept. 18 to Friday, Sept. 19. Trafficcontrol will consist of signage. A detour is available on OhioLake Road.center_img ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Ohio East Road Ohio East Road from Trunk 7 westerly, approximately 4.8kilometres, has a one-lane closure until Tuesday, Sept. 30.Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes placefrom 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.last_img

Le gouvernement provincial reçoit le rapport Levin

first_img M. Levin est professeur et titulaire de la chaire de recherche du Canada sur le leadership et le changement dans l’éducation à l’Institut d’études pédagogiques de l’Ontario, et ancien sous-ministre de l’Éducation en Ontario et au Manitoba. Il est un expert en matière de réforme de l’éducation à grande échelle et du rôle de la politique gouvernementale en éducation. « La Nouvelle-Écosse a un système d’éducation publique solide qui a été avantageux pour sa population, a dit M. Levin. J’espère que les idées présentées dans mon rapport peuvent contribuer à son succès continu malgré les changements dans la société et les nouveaux défis. » Conformément aux recommandations de M. Levin, le gouvernement entamera une consultation pour obtenir les commentaires de tous les partenaires au sujet du rapport. « Nos enfants constituent notre ressource la plus précieuse, et il est essentiel de continuer de concentrer nos efforts sur la meilleure éducation possible pour nos jeunes, a dit Mme Jennex. J’encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire entendre et à transmettre leurs idées lors de cette importante consultation. » Le questionnaire de consultation et le rapport peuvent être consultés en ligne à l’adresse www.ednet.ns.ca. Le sondage peut être rempli jusqu’au 15 juin. Un rapport publié aujourd’hui 5 mai par Ben Levin offre des conseils et des recommandations à la Nouvelle-Écosse sur la façon de créer un système scolaire novateur, efficace et durable qui permettra d’améliorer les accomplissements et les résultats d’apprentissage des élèves. « Ma priorité a toujours été et continuera d’être l’éducation de nos élèves. C’est pourquoi le gouvernement s’est engagé à embaucher Ben Levin, a dit Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation. Il s’agit d’un bon rapport qui intègre l’innovation à des conseils pratiques, stratégiques et judicieux qui nous aideront à améliorer un système d’éducation déjà solide. » Dans son rapport, M. Levin cerne cinq domaines à privilégier pour le ministère de l’Éducation : Réduire l’échec dans l’ensemble du système scolaire de la Nouvelle-Écosse en offrant du financement ciblé pour aider les élèves à réussir, y compris les élèves à besoins spéciaux. Améliorer les pratiques courantes liées à l’enseignement, l’apprentissage et l’évaluation en déterminant les meilleures pratiques et en collaborant avec les parents pour trouver des façons plus efficaces d’aider les élèves. Considérer davantage de choses comme un apprentissage dans le but d’obtenir des crédits, par exemple des programmes qui développent les connaissances et les compétences par l’apprentissage indépendant. Renforcer le soutien et la participation du public en établissant quelques objectifs et en faisant rapport sur les résultats. Mieux utiliser les installations et les ressources en fermant les écoles qui sont sous-utilisées.last_img read more

Private school finds no exam written by Sidoo son on date alleged

first_imgVANCOUVER — A Vancouver private school has concluded its investigation after an indictment alleged that businessman David Sidoo paid someone to take a high school graduation exam on behalf of his oldest son in 2012.Sidoo was charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in Massachusetts as part of a prosecution by United States authorities of an alleged college admissions scam involving dozens of accused people.The indictment released Tuesday alleged Sidoo paid $200,000 in total for someone to take the SAT on behalf of both his sons, and that he also paid an undisclosed amount for someone to fly to Vancouver and take the high school exam.St. George’s School says a review of its records from 2012 indicates no school or provincial exams were written at the school by the student in question on or around the date referenced by the indictment.Sidoo is CEO of Advantage Lithium and a former Canadian Football League player for the B.C. Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders who is also known for his philanthropic causes in the province.Sidoo’s legal team also released a statement on Wednesday saying he intends to plead not guilty at a court appearance in Boston on Friday.“David Sidoo’s children have not been accused of any impropriety and have achieved great accomplishments in their own right,” the statement adds.“We urge the media to recognize that Mr. Sidoo is presumed innocent and that he intends to appear in court Friday, plead not guilty, and exercise his right to defend himself against the current accusation.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Art Of The Brain Celebrates 17th Anniversary Gala For Brain Cancer Research

first_imgOn Saturday, September 17 beginning at 6:30 PM at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall and Plaza, 445 Charles E. Young Drive, East, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Art of the Brain, (AOB) an unprecedented organization of “Brain Buddies,” brain cancer patients and families who celebrate art, creativity and life undefeated by brain cancer, will enjoy its 17th anniversary Gala.Hundreds of friends will gather to enjoy the festivities, food, music, and entertainment. Jason Barry, award-winning reporter from CBS 5 in Phoenix, AZ will reprise his annual role as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.This year’s gala will honor and remember Art of the Brain’s founder, Judi Kaufman, who lost her courageous 18-year battle against brain cancer in September 2015. In recognition of the extraordinary efforts of Kaufman, it will be announced at the gala that the entryway to the UCLA Neuro Oncology clinic, a hallway that Kaufman walked down countless times during her last 18 years, will be named The Judi Kaufman Gallery. In addition to this honor, the entryway to the Reed Neurological Research Center at UCLA is now the Judi Kaufman Lobby honoring Kaufman and Art of the Brain.A successful entrepreneur, community activist and poet, Kaufman was diagnosed with her first brain cancer tumor in 1997. Based on Kaufman’s vision, AOB centers on creativity, in all its forms, as a vehicle to help brain cancer patients survive and regain their self-esteem in the face of debilitating brain cancer side effects. Kaufman turned to poetry as her path back to hope in the wake of the damaging effects of brain cancer and its treatments. A published poet, Kaufman’s books of poetry include “Passion and Shadow: The Lights of Brain Cancer”, and “Do You Want Your Brain to Hurt Now or Later?” The organization also highlights brain cancer patients and their families and is focused on raising funds for brain cancer research. AOB’s unique network of volunteer Brain Buddies, who help to support and mentor individuals and families struggling with brain cancer, also comprise the small army of volunteers who make the annual Art of the Brain gala a success.“Although Judi said goodbye to us just one year ago, her creative soul, courageous spirit, and most importantly, her loving heart will never leave us. Her heart continues to beat in all the lives that she touched. Her spirit surrounds all of us. Through Art of the Brain, her fight, her love and her heart will beat on forever,” said Roy Kaufman, Judi’s husband.Art of the Brain raises public awareness about brain cancer, spotlights the strength and courage of brain cancer patients, and helps raise money for brain cancer research at UCLA’s Neuro-Oncology Program in order to find a cure. Since 1999, AOB has garnered almost $10 million for brain cancer research.Art of the Brain’s 2016 Gala is generously sponsored by: 
The Kaufman Family 
Johnny Mercer Foundation 
Richard Dean Anderson 
Ann Ramer 
Joan and Gerald Doren 
Arlene Spiegelman 
Faramarz Yousefzadeh 
Fred Hayman Family Foundation 
Jadi and Gy Waldron 
Jennifer Kaufman and Vladimir Valdes 
Marlene and David Capell 
Nu Image 
Valerie and Bob Fairbank 
Joyce and Bill Bromiley 
Bunny Wasser and Howard BernsteinFor tickets, or more information email Patti Lawhon at plawhon@kblrinc.com, call 424.252.6908, or visit www.artofthebrain.org.last_img read more

WatchAmerica expected to play hardball with second round of softwood lumber duties

Analyst Paul Quinn of RBC Capital Markets believes the U.S. will play hardball and impose high anti-dumping rates in order to push Canada to agree to a deal before negotiations on NAFTA begin in August.“Anti-dumping (duties) is a way to scare the Canadians and try to force them to get something done,” he said from Vancouver.Canada’s share of the U.S. softwood lumber market was 27 per cent in May, down from 31 per cent a year earlier, according to monthly Canadian government reports. That represented a $165-million loss in exports for the month, including $105 million in B.C. and $18 million in Quebec.Final duty rates have been lower than preliminary tariffs in the past. But Quinn said that could change this time because the U.S. Lumber Coalition is pushing for a tough response to the Canadian government’s $867-million financial support for the industry, mainly through loans and loan guarantees.‘Business as usual’: Companies optimistic about exports despite coming NAFTA clash, says EDCCanada and U.S. remain ‘very far apart’ on softwood lumber, Chrystia Freeland saysCanada announces $867M in softwood aid in wake of U.S. lumber taxFederal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said Ottawa was “very prudent” in developing the program and wouldn’t say if more industry funding will be coming in the wake of the second round of duties.“We will react to market conditions in the reality of the moment,” he said Thursday. “We are committed to ensure that our forestry sector is able to adapt to changing environments.”The ripple effects of the first round of softwood lumber duties are already being felt. Resolute Forest Products has cut shifts at seven sawmills, and there are fears other companies could follow suit.The Conference Board of Canada has said U.S. softwood lumber duties will cost Canadian producers $1.7 billion a year and result in the reduction of 2,200 jobs.Resolute spokesman Seth Kursman wouldn’t say if the Montreal-based company will pursue another round of layoffs.“It wouldn’t be fair for me to speculate and guess and in doing so create angst among our people and the communities in which we work and live,” he said.Analyst Hamir Patel of CIBC World Markets predicts Resolute will face the highest preliminary anti-dumping duty of the four producers set to receive their own tariffs. All other companies will get a weighted average duty, similar to when the last round of softwood duties were announced.Countervailing duties target what the U.S. considers unfair subsidies, while anti-dumping tariffs go after the alleged selling of softwood below market value. By Ross MarowitsMONTREAL — Canada’s softwood lumber industry is bracing for a second wave of U.S. duties expected to come Monday that could put further pressure on producers, particularly smaller ones, to cut jobs.The U.S. Department of Commerce announced in April preliminary countervailing duties against five companies ranging between three and 24 per cent, with other producers facing a tariff of 19.88 per cent.This time, the U.S. is expected to announce preliminary anti-dumping duties with an average rate of around 10 per cent, which would be added on to the previous levy.Anti-dumping (duties) is a way to scare the Canadians and try to force them to get something done read more

Prices of 15 essential drugs and 10 cancer drugs reduced

The prices of 15 essential drugs and 10 cancer drugs have been reduced with immediate effect, the Health Ministry said today.Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that the prices of lifesaving antibiotics, diabetes medicine and equipment, medicines for prostate diseases, medicines for asthma and breathing difficulties, painkillers, medicine for neurological diseases have been reduced. He also said that the price of 10 expensive cancer drugs have also been reduced. (Colombo Gazette)

Canadian dollar lower traders avoid risk ahead of US elections

TORONTO – The Canadian dollar was lower Monday as traders avoided riskier assets such as resource-based currencies, including the loonie, ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election.The loonie fell 0.11 of a cent to 100.33 cents US as traders also took a report from Statistics Canada that the value of building permits issued in September fell 13.2 per cent to $6.5 billion after a jump of 9.5 per cent in August. The decline was mainly due to a 30.8 per cent drop in the non-residential sector.The election appears to be shaping up to be a cliff-hanger, though most opinion polls indicate that President Barack Obama may have the edge over Mitt Romney in crucial swing states.“It truly looks like a dead heat at this stage,” observed Mark Chandler, head of Canadian FIC Strategy at RBC Dominion Securities.After the election, attention will turn to dealing with the looming fiscal cliff facing the U.S. economy.The “fiscal cliff” refers to a variety of tax hikes and massive budget reductions that will come into effect at the end of December unless Republicans and Democrats can come together with an alternative budget plan. Economists warn such a shock could send the economy back into recession. International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde recently warned that Canada would not escape the fallout from that.“A split outcome is likely to create market uncertainty and a temporary period of U.S. dollar strength. However it is not a medium-term driver and January is likely to bring at least some political compromise in order to avoid the four per cent drag on GDP that the cliff implies,” said Scotia Capital chief currency strategist Camilla Sutton.Commodity prices were mixed with the December crude contract up 79 cents at US$85.65 a barrel after tumbling more than US$2 on Friday.December copper fell one cent to US$3.47 a pound and December bullion rose $8 to US$1,683.20 an ounce after a positive U.S. jobs report send the American currency higher and gold prices down more than $40 on Friday.Renewed concerns over Greece also weighed on markets Monday as two votes in the country’s parliament this week could well determine if the cash-strapped country stays in the euro.On Wednesday, Greek legislators are expected to vote on a €13.5-billion austerity package that is required by international creditors for the release of the next batch of the country’s bailout funds. Without the cash, Greece faces bankruptcy.If, and when, the package of spending cuts and tax increases is passed, legislators will then have to approve the 2013 budget. That vote is penciled in for Sunday.The prevailing view in the markets is that both measures will be approved but the margin of error is slim, given that a junior partner in the coalition government has said it will vote against the austerity bill if certain labour reforms are not made. Canadian dollar lower, traders avoid risk ahead of U.S. elections by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 5, 2012 4:27 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Feds rejects Allstream sale to Egyptian group over national security MTS

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Telecom Services (TSX:MTS) says the federal government has rejected a deal for it to sell its business unit Allstream to Egyptian investment group Accelero Capital Holdings due to “unspecified national security concerns.”The Winnipeg company said late Monday it is “extremely surprised and disappointed” by the decision to not approve the deal, which was announced last May. At the time, the company valued the sale at $520 million.“MTS Allstream and Accelero continue to believe this transaction is to Canada’s net benefit and to the best of our knowledge would not be injurious to national security,” MTS said in a statement.The company said it and Accelero, which is owned by Egyptian telecom magnate Naguib Sawiris, have offered to “take whatever actions are necessary” to address Industry Canada’s concerns, but have been rejected.Sawiris is an original investor in small wireless company Wind Mobile, which operates in Canada.In a statement, Industry Minister James Moore confirmed the proposed acquisition was rejected under the national security provisions of the Investment Canada Act.“The result of this review is that the transaction will not proceed,” he said in an emailed statement.The minister did not specify what the security concerns may be, but said: “MTS Allstream operates a national fibre optic network that provides critical telecommunications services to businesses and governments, including the Government of Canada.”MTS said the decision comes after Accelero had agreed to commit to invest $300 million over three years into Allstream.“We pursued this transaction, with Accelero as our partner, in direct response to the federal government’s stated policy objectives of increasing foreign investment and driving greater competition in Canada’s telecommunications sector, so this result is very difficult to understand or accept,” said MTS Allstream CEO Pierre Blouin in a statement.Accelero also expressed disappointment at the decision, adding that it was a surprise considering the federal government has repeatedly encouraged foreign investment in Canada’s telecom sector.“Throughout this process, we were comforted by Industry Canada that our filings were in order, our submissions complete and constructive, and our proposed binding undertakings serious and substantive so that the transaction would meet the ‘net benefit’ test,” said Sawiris in a statement.“We are disappointed by the government of Canada’s unfounded and unexpected decision. Accelero has an impressive track record of successful investments in many of the countries with whom Canada enjoys global strategic partnerships.Both companies say they will continue to review their options.Allstream, created after AT&T Canada restructured, competes in the business telecom market against Bell Canada, Telus and the other large Canadian telecommunications carriers. MTS bought the company in 2004 in a bid to gain a national presence in certain types of telecom services, mainly geared to large corporations and institutions. When the sale was announced, the company employed about 2,000 people and served about 50,000 businesses.MTS operates Manitoba’s largest telecommunications business.— By Linda Nguyen in Toronto by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 7, 2013 6:20 pm MDT Feds rejects Allstream sale to Egyptian group over ‘national security’: MTS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Myanmar Government sidelining democratic reform resorting to military era repression UN expert

Ms. Lee, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, described the “democratic space” in Myanmar (including freedom of speech and association) as “fragile,” with religious and ethnic divisions remaining across the country, as well as the marginalization and discrimination of minorities: “I am greatly concerned that the enduring repressive environment is discouraging people from speaking out freely about human rights violations and injustices’, she said.She added that “disagreements, criticism and debate are healthy and necessary in any functioning democracy. Journalists and human rights defenders continue to be targeted for exercising their right to freedom of expression. I call on the authorities to end this mistreatment and immediately release all those unjustly imprisoned.”The human rights situation in Myanmar, she said, has been further complicated by fighting in several regions of the country, undermining the prospects that some 162,000 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the area will be able to return home.The Myanmar government plan to close IDP camps and relocate people to remote areas, she added, far from their places of origin and removed from economic opportunities and humanitarian support. Whilst they have consulted with the UN on the subject of camp closures, the government have failed to consult with IDPs or organizations working with the displaced populations, and the return of people to their places of origin must be in accord with international standards of safety, voluntariness, dignity and sustainability.Ms. Lee expressed her deep concern that Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are particularly vulnerable to losing their rights to ancestral homelands, following recent amendments to a law that permits the government to expropriate land, from ethnic areas –  including Rakhine, Kachin, Shan and Kayin State where communities have depended on this land for their livelihoods, traditions and culture for generations – at particular risk.No Rohingya returns, rather ‘a sustained campaign of violence’As for the potential return of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, Ms. Lee stated that Myanmar is not working to created conditions for their return, but is instead engaging in a “sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment.”She shared testimony from Rohingya refugees she met during her visit to the refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, citing a fresh arrival to the camp who said that her father had been stabbed to death by Myanmar security forces; a refugee who fled with his entire family after his mother and sister were abducted and raped; and videos in which she saw houses burning in Muangdaw township, which, according to information gathered by her team, were set alight by Myanmar security forces working in concert with Rakhine extremists. Under Myanmar’s plan for the return of Rohingya, according to reports in November 2018, Muangdaw was identified as a resettlement area.Refugees must have say in any island relocationMs. Lee also visited the island of Bhashan Char, which the Bangladesh Government is reportedly transforming into a camp for some of the Rohingya refugees, despite concerns that it could be vulnerable to extreme weather events such as cyclones.She told journalists at a press conference on Friday in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, that she was anxious about whether the conditions on the island, which she described as isolated, are adequate to fulfil the needs and rights of Rohingya’s refugees: “If any plans are made about refugee relocation in the future, refugees must be fully engaged and participate in the process,” she said. “Without a protection framework agreed with the humanitarian community, the plans cannot move forward.” read more

Vujovics message to players You are at Olympic Games not on funeral

Blaz JancOlympic handballSlovenian handballVeselin Vujović ← Previous Story FIRST FOR FRANCE: Karabatic calms down fanatic Tunisians Next Story → MT MELSUNGEN: Tobias Reichmann goes back to DKB Bundesliga! Slovenia managed to beat Egypt 27:26 in very tight match with the winning goal of the youngest member of Olympic squad, right wing Blaž Janc, who scored 11 seconds before the buzzer.The Slovenian NT coach Veselin Vujovic, like always, had some interesting statements afterwards:My players played without smile, with no joy, I demanded that they have to change approach, to realize that we are at Olympic Games, not on funeral. It’s a big plus for the upcoming matches that we played bad and win. Man of the Match was Blaz Janc. A lot of people asking am I crazy, when I gave him chance ahead of Gasper Marguc – concluded Vujovic. read more

Over 140 people feared buried after landslide swallows Chinese village

first_imgOver 140 people feared buried after landslide swallows Chinese village Huge boulders came down on homes when the side of a mountain collapsed. Image: AP/PA Images CHINESE RESCUERS ARE scouring through rocks on this morning in a frantic search for more than 140 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village in southwest Sichuan province.A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital after more than 40 homes in the village of Xinmo were swallowed by huge boulders when the side of a mountain collapsed, according to the Maoxin county government.At least 141 people and 46 homes were buried, the People’s Daily said, citing a Maoxin county government spokesman. The landslide blocked a two kilometre stretch of river and 1.6 kilometre of road.Rescuers used ropes to move a massive rock while dozens of others searched the rubble for survivors, according to videos posted by the Maoxian government on its Weibo social media account. Source: AP/PA ImagesBulldozers and heavy diggers were also deployed to remove boulders, the images showed. Medics were seen treating a woman on a road.SurvivorsWang Yongbo, one of the local officials in charge of rescue efforts, said the vital signs one of the survivors “are weak”.“It’s the biggest landslide in this area since the Wenchuan earthquake,” he said, referring to the disaster that killed 87,000 people in 2008 in a town in Sichuan.Local police captain Chen Tiebo said the heavy rains that hit the region in recent days had triggered the landslide. Source: AP/PA Images“There are several tonnes of rock,” he told the state broadcaster CCTV.“It’s a seismic area here. There’s not a lot of vegetation,” Chen said.Trees can help absorb excess rain and prevent landslides.Some 500 people were taking part in rescue efforts, according to CCTV.An emergency response “to the first class catastrophic geological disaster” is under way, the local government’s statement said, adding that the full extent of the landslide was at yet unclear.A report from the state news agency Xinhua said that the landslide came from a high part of a mountain in the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba had collapsed.The landslide struck the village at around 6am local time (2200 GMT). Source: AP/PA ImagesPresident Xi Jinping called for rescuers to “spare no effort” in their search for survivors, according to CCTV.Past disasters Landslides are a frequent danger in rural and mountainous parts of China, particularly at times of heavy rains.At least 12 people were killed in January when a landslide crushed a hotel in central Hubei province. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesIn October landslides battered eastern China in the wake of torrential rains brought by Typhoon Megi, causing widespread damage and killing at least eight.More than 70 were killed by a landslide in the southern commercial hub of Shenzhen in December 2015, caused by the improper storage of waste.One of the deadliest landslides took place in 1991, when 216 were killed in southwestern Yunnan province.- © AFP 2017. Saturday 24 Jun 2017, 7:29 AM 6,095 Views 1 Comment http://jrnl.ie/3461576 Image: AP/PA Images Short URL Share4 Tweet Email Jun 24th 2017, 7:29 AM By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Corks Conor Lane to referee AllIreland final replay as ticket prices reduced

first_imgLaois’s Maurice Deegan will be the standby referee. The other linesman is David Coldrick (Meath) and the sideline official will be Niall Cullen (Fermanagh).The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Cork’s Conor Lane will be the man in the middle for the replay. Monday 2 Sep 2019, 5:00 PM By Sinead Farrell Cork’s Conor Lane will be the man in the middle for the replay. Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO Share8 Tweet Email 35,999 Views Follow us: the42.ie Short URLcenter_img https://the42.ie/4792417 Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO THE GAA HAVE announced that ticket prices will be reduced for the All-Ireland SFC final replay between Dublin and Kerry, while Cork official Conor Lane has been appointed as referee for the game.Following a thrilling encounter in Croke Park on Sunday, the two sides will prepare to square off once again in what will be Lane’s third All-Ireland SFC decider.Ticket prices have been reduced by one third for the replay with stand tickets dropping to €60, while terrace tickets will cost €30.Discounted children’s tickets, costing €10, will also be made available to the competing counties.It is not expected that there will be a general sale of tickets, with all tickets being distributed through county boards.Banteer/Lyre’s Lane was the man in the middle in last year’s final between Dublin and Tyrone and was also the referee in the 2016 decider where Jim Gavin’s side clashed with Mayo.That final also ended in a draw with Dublin going on to edge out a dramatic replay to defend their All-Ireland crown.During the 2019 championship, Lane refereed the All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Mayo as well as the Super 8s meeting of Meath and Donegal. He also took charge of games in the Ulster, Connacht and Leinster championships.Previously, Lane also refereed the 2013 All-Ireland minor final, the 2016 All-Ireland club final and the 2013 and 2016 Connacht finals.His umpires on the day will be Kevin Roache, DJ O’Sullivan (both Banteer/Lyre), Ray Hegarty (Bride Rovers) and Pat Kelly (Kilshannig). Cork’s Conor Lane to referee All-Ireland final replay as ticket prices reduced Dublin and Kerry will battle it out once more for the Sam Maguire in two weeks. Sep 2nd 2019, 3:27 PM 52 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Viewer numbers for 10/19 WWE RAW, viewers increase

first_img Last night’s 10/19 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.36 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.60 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.35 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.12 million viewers.This is an increase from last week’s 3.28 million viewers with the show seeing a new non-holiday low for RAW viewers since 1997. Monday Night Football dominated the night once again with 13.90 million viewers. Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook WhatsApp NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Now Playing Up Next Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roman Reigns is in Remission 12/28 Impact Ratings: Viewers see another increase for Part 2 of the Best of 2017 episode on Pop TV Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Google+ Pinterestcenter_img WWE increasing PPV length to a four-hour minimum beginning with Money in the Bank PPV Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot) Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Velvet Sky Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Ministry of Border Control and Employment Confirms Recent Intelligence on Sloop Activity

first_img Related Items:#9sloopstrytoenterTCI, #magneticmedianews, #USintelligencedetourHaitiansloops Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 15, 2017 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Border Control and Employment confirms that on Tuesday 13th June 2017, intelligence was received that nine sloops had departed Haiti and headed north in the direction of the Turks and Caicos Islands.Joint operations and collaboration with other regional border patrol and security agencies resulted in the course of the vessels being disrupted and up to the time of this release, no reports of sloops being in the vicinity of the Turks and Caicos were received.The Turks and Caicos Islands Government is grateful for the intervention of the US coastguard in successfully diverting what would have otherwise been an extremely challenging event for us here.The Turks and Caicos Islands remains an active member of OPBAT, Operations Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, which is a combined Coast Guard, DEA and Government of the Bahamas partnership to combat illegal migration, drug and other contraband smuggling to and from the Bahamas and as a part of this organization, the TCI continues to enjoy the success of operations such as that which deterred the nine sloops earlier this week.We continue to caution our own residents that harboring illegal migrants is a crime and such persons can now face a fine of $20,000 on summary conviction or to a term of imprisonment of four years, or to both. In addition, persons acquiring status other than by birth that are convicted of such an offense, face the possibility of having their status in the Islands revoked, thereby making them liable to deportation.Press Release: TCIG#MagneticMediaNews#9sloopstrytoenterTCI#USintelligencedetourHaitiansloopslast_img read more

FortisTCI Sends Crew to Dominica to Help Restore Electricity

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 15, 2017 – Providenciales –  FortisTCI (the Company) is sending a five-member crew from the Turks and Caicos Islands to assist with the restoration of electricity in Dominica, the Company announced today. It was in mid-September that Hurricane Maria, a destructive category 5 storm, wreaked havoc on the country, destroying infrastructure, demolishing homes and killing more than 25 people.The request for assistance came to FortisTCI through the Company’s membership with Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC), an association of electric services, and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean region, Central and South America and globally. CARILEC is known locally as having assisted the Turks and Caicos Islands back in 2008 following Hurricane Ike, sending 40 utility workers to help rebuild the Transmission & Distribution network on Grand Turk.FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “We are thankful to be in this position. We recently completed the restoration of electricity across Turks and Caicos, and we can now extend a helping hand elsewhere in the region. It is important that we support where and when we can. Dominica needs our help right now, and I could not be more proud of the team from FortisTCI that has volunteered to go and help restore electricity to the citizens and residents there. FortisTCI is sending well wishes to everyone, and we know that our colleagues will do a superb job.”The five FortisTCI employees will depart the TCI for Dominica on Thursday, November 16, 2017, and the mission will be led by DOMLEC, Dominica’s electricity provider. The FortisTCI team will spend three weeks working as a part of the restoration efforts, joining several crews assisting from elsewhere around the Caribbean. The team is comprised of senior journeymen linemen Kavin Ewing and Aneil Lightbourne, a 3rd-year apprentice Jeffery Desir, and the Manager of Environmental Health and Safety Marcus Francis and Gregory Thomas.Press Release: FortisTCIPhoto Caption:FortisTCI volunteer crew going to Dominica to assist with electricity restoration is pictured with FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton Powell and Senior VPs Devon Cox and Ruth Forbes. (L to R) Senior VP of Operations Devon Cox, Senior VP of Corporate Services & CFO Ruth Forbes, Linemen Supervisor Gregory Thomas, Senior Journeymen Linemen Aneil Lightbourne and Kavin Ewing, EHS Manager Marcus Francis, President & CEO Eddinton Powell.last_img read more

Miami apartment burglarized ransacked

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Someone broke into an apartment in Miami, just after midnight, Tuesday, and burglarized the place.The owner of the apartment, along Northeast 80th Terrace and Third Place, said that everything, from electronics to car keys, was stolen.Despite losing his possessions, he’s happy no one was hurt.“I was actually about to get a rescue dog soon, so I’m just thankful that he didn’t have another life here, that I wasn’t here,” the victim said.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Gov Rick Scott lifts final Zika zone in MiamiDade County

first_imgBREAKING: Governor Rick Scott lifting the Zika warning on Miami Beach. All of Miami-dade Zika Free #miamibeach ##zika @wsvn @FLGovScott pic.twitter.com/uTqh7z4fbE— Rebecca Vargas (@RebeccaVargas) December 9, 2016While some Miami Beach residents didn’t let the fear of Zika keep them from the beach while the Zika zone was in place, they are now relieved to hear it has been lifted. “I live here, this is our life,” said Miami Beach resident Shana Goldwasser. “You know, we’re not going to like run away.”However, others aren’t so optimistic.“I don’t think it ends because they say it ends,” said Miami Beach resident Eric Weiss. “I mean, there could still be a mosquito that has it, but it’s comforting.”While the fourth and final zone has been cleared, Florida’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Celeste Phillip, said they are staying vigilant.“We will continue to see travelers bringing Zika infections into our state,” said Phillip, “so we must remain on alert and continue all of the protective efforts that we’ve been doing.” MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott has officially declared Miami-Dade County free of active Zika transmission zones, Friday morning.Scott lifted the fourth and final Zika zone in South Beach, Friday, after more than 45 days passed with no new cases of Zika reported in the area. The newly cleared area covers about 1.5 square miles, between Eighth and 28th streets.“The South Beach area now does not have any local transmissions of Zika, and that’s a very good day for our state,” said Scott. “What that means is the state has no local transmission of Zika, so we’re going to continue to welcome all the tourists to come down here.”The public announcement took place at 10 a.m., outside of the Betsy Hotel on Ocean Drive. Scott was joined by tourism officials to make the announcement.In Miami Beach, businesses and tourism were negatively impacted by the Zika warning in the area. However, they are already hopeful for a comeback.This year’s Art Basel marked a bounce back for the area. “We just completed a very successful Art Basel as a community, and now, turning the corner into what we characterize as high season,” said Jonathan Plutzick, owner of The Betsy Hotel.“Miami Beach attracts millions of people each year with its beautiful beaches, world-class hotels, vibrant restaurants, shops and events, and lifting this zone sends a message across the world that Miami Beach remains a top tourist destination,” said Scott. The efforts so far have cost the county alone $22 million to date. They have received $12 million from the state.“We worked hard this year to get the federal funding,” said Scott. “1.1 billion dollars in federal funding, that’s more than two months ago, when we got a little over $7 million.”South Beach was the last of three other neighboring Zika infection zones to be cleared.The CDC said although Miami Beach is no longer considered an active Zika transmission zone, they are designating it as a cautionary zone. They advise residents and visitors to continue taking all the precautions as they normally would.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Flaming Lips Ready Huge ThreeDisc Greatest Hits Vol 1 Collection

first_img Twitter Email Flaming Lips Ready Huge Three-Disc ‘Greatest Hits Vol. 1′ Collection News Flaming Lips Ready 3-Disc Greatest Hits Collection flaming-lips-ready-huge-three-disc-greatest-hits-vol-1-collection Facebook The GRAMMY-winning rock band have prepared a 52-track distillation of some of their biggest hitsBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 30, 2018 – 2:02 pm GRAMMY-winning rock band the Flaming Lips have always been hard to pin down. Their always-intriguing interpolations of electronic experimentation, raw psychedelic rock, and ecstatic live production have built them a reputation as a must-see act over their 35-year career.This week, the band has announced plans to release a new collection of the biggest hits from all their years with Warner Bros. Records – the perfect jumping-off point for music fans looking to take their first plunge into the Flaming Lips’ huge catalog, or the longtime follower looking to score a collection of their favorite tracks all in one package.The collection comprises three discs – 52 tracks – of singles culled from 1992’s Hit To Death In The Future Head all the way through 2017’s Oczy Mlody. Also included are a handful of rare B-sides and previously unreleased material. All songs in the collection have been painstakingly remastered from the original source tape by the Lips’ producer Dave Friedman. A vinyl release is being prepared as well, though it has been distilled to just 11 tracks and one disc.The Flaming Lips’ Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 will be available on June 1. Fans who pre-order via the band’s official website will also receive a digital download of “We Can’t Predict The Future,” a rare live cut from the band’s 1999 BBC Sessions appearance, previously only available on the vinyl reissue of The Soft Bulletin.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Order Monday on whether to wind up scamhit Destiny

first_imgThe Supreme Court will deliver its order Monday on an appeal against a High Court notice asking the authorities concerned to explain to why directives should not be given to wind up Destiny 2000 Ltd.A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, fixed the date after completing hearing of the appeal filed by Destiny 2000 Ltd on Sunday.Barrister Rokon Uddin Mahmud stood for the petitioners while advocate AKM Badruddoza represented the Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms.On 15 May, the High Court issued the notice. Later on 21 May, the chamber judge stayed the HC order and fixed 27 May to hear the appeal in a full bench.In the notice, the HC bench of justice MR Hasan wanted to know why a petition filed by the multi-level marketing company seeking pardon for delay in arranging annual general meetings (AGM) should not be considered as one to wind up the company.According to the law, if any company fails to hold its AGM in a year, the court can pass any order.On 31 July 2012, the anti-graft watchdog filed the two money laundering cases against Destiny 2000 chairman and the Destiny Group’s managing director and 20 others on charge of misappropriating investors’ money amounting to Tk 32.85 billion.ACC deputy director Mozahar Ali Sarder filed a case with Kalabagan police station against 12 officials of Destiny 2000, including its chairman and managing director, under the Money Laundering Act 2012 for allegedly misappropriating over Tk 21.06 billion from the Destiny Tree Plantation Limited (DTPL).last_img read more

Do Thundershirts Really Calm Dogs During Fireworks

first_imgBut the science is less clear about whether pressure therapy really works for dogs.Michelle Mullins, an animal behavior expert and board member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, first learned about animal anxiety shirts two decades ago. But they have only gone mainstream in the last 10 years with companies like Thundershirt. “As we often are wont to do when we look at science, we want to say if it works for humans it will work for our pets. In some cases it’s true and in many cases it’s not,” Mullins says. “Unfortunately we don’t have a huge amount of scientific studies about this.” The dogs will lose their minds. They always do. Every Fourth of July in America, as children stay up past their bedtime to watch colors explode in the sky and adults sit on the back of pickup trucks drinking beer and marveling at a pyrotechnic technology 12 centuries old, pets across the country panic with every boom.Sound phobias are very common for dogs—and cats—making this holiday a nightmare for millions of animals. “Half of the dogs in my practice are dealing with fireworks fear this week,” says veterinarian and animal clinical behavior resident Amy Learn, whose clinic in Richmond, Virginia, sees more than 2,000 clients annually. For many dogs, the nightmare has already begun. A quick search on Twitter shows people across the land complaining about neighbors popping fireworks off early. In Boston, where I live, they first started exploding in the middle of last week. The German shepherd next door has been pacing back and forth every night since, nails skittering across the floor.That behavior is typical for dogs with loud noise phobia. Learn says you’ll know if your animal has abnormal fear of loud sounds if they don’t recover from the initial shock of hearing the sound right away. If your dog is pacing, howling, panting, and trying to run as far away from the sound as possible; if your cat is hiding, its ears cocked back, its eyes dilated, they need help. Every year around this date, people flock to Google to search “How to keep a dog calm during fireworks.” One answer that frequently shows up at the top of the results: anxiety shirts or thunder vests.These come in two main designs—a spandex T-shirt that’s meant to give an animal a balanced hug, and a vest with straps designed to put pressure on particular parts of the body. “Their job is to squeeze,” Learn says. “It’s postulated that it feels like a hug.” Animal anxiety shirts were directly inspired by research into humans with severe anxiety or autism. The insight that certain kinds of touch and pressure can have a calming effect was first popularized and championed by livestock behavior expert and autism-awareness-advocate Temple Grandin, who invented a “hug machine” for humans with autism after noticing the way a light squeeze calmed cows before slaughter. Grandin’s work is specifically called out on the website for Thundershirt, the major player in the animal anxiety wrap market. Deep Pressure Therapy is now widely used to help calm people with autism, and many different studies suggest the therapy shows real results. There’s only been one study to date into the use of anxiety shirts to deal with sound phobias, and it had a small sample size of 18 participants. Published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior in 2013, the study compared owner-reported anxiety levels before and after prolonged use of anxiety wraps, and found that 89 percent of dog owners felt the shirts helped. Most importantly, the study found that even for those animals who saw no benefit, there were no adverse side effects. But one study is hardly conclusive evidence, and along with small sample size the study is also hindered by relying on self-reporting, which is often highly unreliable.That leaves pet owners and people who care for animals to depend on anecdotal experience. “This is one of those things that isn’t super scientific,” says Learn. “A lot of it is subjective. It’s the owner saying, ‘Oh, my dog feels better.’” But owners apparently feel that way a lot.“I rarely if ever recommend them as a cure all,” says Mullins, “but I have seen many dogs successfully use these as part of their therapy.”center_img Both Learn and Mullins report working with animals that appear to be helped by these shirts. They always recommend owners use the shirts in combination with other interventions, like medication or specific behavioral modifications. A hallmark of Mullins’ long-term behavioral work with sound-phobic animals is to desensitize the animals by exposing them to loud sounds slowly over time. Clearly, for people searching Google for a solution in the days before the Fourth of July, it’s too late for that. For them, an anxiety shirt may be the easiest option this year. You can get them quickly, and put them on your animal immediately.Learn often suggests that people spray “dog-appeasing” pheromones on the anxiety shirts, a treatment that has been more widely studied—though its effectiveness is still up for debate. One study shows dog-appeasing pheromones can calm canine noise-associated anxiety, but two others were inconclusive. Learn reports that she has treated pets who have separation anxiety with only pheromones and found they worked well.These results, of course, are also subjective. “It’s hard to say to a pet, ‘Are you calmer?’” says Learn. Neither anxiety shirts no pheromones is a “golden pill that solves all problems,” she adds.But Mullins and Learn emphasize that here’s no harm in trying them. Neither has seen any adverse effects, unlike popular anti-anxiety medications—which can cause increased heart rate, lethargy, more stress, and vomiting. The worst that happens with thunder shirts is that animals find it annoying to be dressed. “These are not a miracle pill that you put on and all your problems are solved,” says Mullins. But if you know your dog is going to be scared during Fourth of July, one of these shirts or vests might help.A few other things you can do to calm your dog down? First of all, says Mullins, be smart: Don’t bring your dog to the fireworks BBQ. If possible, remove them from anywhere the noise will be particularly loud. She suggests you turn on a fan or a white noise machine to help drown out the explosions. Give your animal something to distract them from the noise, like a kong toy filled with food. Give them a safe space like or a crate or a closet where they can hunker down.And the good news is when it’s all over, and the sky has gone dark and the air smells of potassium nitrate, you have the experts’ blessing to go ahead and give your dog a real, actual, comforting hug. 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