Popular Teacher to Stand Trial

October 14, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgLarissa Burnouf, aptn National NewsA popular teach in Regina is set to stand trial on several charges of sexual assault against three male students.33 year old Corey R Matthews is facing 3 counts of procuring the sexual services of a person under 18, 2 counts of sexual exploitation and 1 count of sexual touching.The police investigation started when allegations surfaced that Matthews had asked a male teenage student to touch him sexually. The event allegedly took place between October 1st 2008 and December 31, 2008.No trial date has been set and Matthews is not in custody.last_img read more

Will the HeinzKraft merger lead to job cuts in Canada

October 8, 2019 0 Comments

TORONTO — A merger between H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods is expected to generate about $1.5 billion in cost savings, but the companies say it’s too early to say whether they will shutter any of their Canadian operations.[np_storybar title=”Kraft-Heinz deal may benefit other food companies” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2015/03/25/kraft-heinz-deal-may-benefit-other-food-companies/”%5D Shares of Kraft Foods Group Inc. soared after 3G Capital agreed to acquire the consumer food and beverage company and merge it with recently acquired H.J. Heinz Co. with the help of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. But it’s not the only name in the space that may benefit.Continue reading. [/np_storybar]“We’ll be looking at all of our operations over the coming months, but for now it’s business as usual,” Michael Mullen, senior vice-president of corporate and government affairs at Heinz, told reporters during a conference call after the deal was announced Wednesday.The cost savings are expected by the end of 2017.“Every time you put two major public companies together, there are natural synergies and efficiency opportunities associated with that,” said Alex Behring, Heinz chairman managing partner at 3G Capital.The merger will create a combined company called Kraft Heinz Co., which will own brands such as Heinz, Kraft, Oscar Mayer and Philadelphia, and have annual revenue of about US$28 billion.Kraft has three distribution centres and two manufacturing and processing facilities in Canada, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company has around 2,000 Canadian employees.Kraft Foods, Heinz to merge in deal backed by Warren Buffett, Tim Hortons ownerHeinz deal shows Warren Buffett’s affection for iconic brands still strongMullen said Heinz’s Canadian operations are based in Toronto and St. Mary’s, Ontario. Heinz also has a small office in Leamington, Ontario.3G Capital, which co-owns Heinz along with Berkshire Hathaway Inc, is known for paring down the assets of acquired companies in order to boost profits.After being acquired by 3G and Berkshire in 2013, Heinz announced plans to shutdown a number of plants, including one in Leamington that has been in operation for more than a century.Around 740 full-time, permanent staff were going to be laid off as a result. Highbury Canco later agreed to buy the plant, saving at least 250 jobs.3G Capital also owns 51% of Restaurant Brands International Inc, a company formed last year when 3G’s Burger King business bought Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons Inc.That merger led to about 350 Tim Hortons employees losing their jobs. read more

Government and private schools to close on Friday

October 8, 2019 0 Comments

All Government and private schools will close on Friday for the year end holidays and reopen on January 2nd 2018, the Ministry of Education said today.

Migrant deaths along USMexico border remain high despite drop in crossings –

October 2, 2019 0 Comments

In a news release, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that US Border Patrol figures show 341,084 migrants were apprehended on the country’s southwestern border in 2017 as against 611,689 in 2016 – a drop of about 44 per cent.However, 2017 recorded 412 migrant deaths, compared to 398 the preceding year.“The increase in deaths is especially concerning, as the available data indicate that far fewer migrants entered the US via its border with Mexico in the last year,” said Frank Laczko, Director of IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre.According to the UN agency, prolonged exposure to the extreme environments in the border region, where temperatures often top 104 degree Fahrenheit (40 degree Celsius), combined with the difficulty of bringing assistance those in need in remote areas have repeatedly been cited as leading causes of death.Texas, where 191 migrant deaths were recorded in the last year, is a particular area of concern and the 2017 total represents a 26 per cent increase over the 151 fatalities recorded in the state in 2016, added IOM in the news release.At the same time, though data on migrant fatalities on the US-Mexico border are more accessible than in many other regions of the world, they remain incomplete and the number of deaths reported by the US Border Patrol, includes only those which agents deal with directly.“This means that federally reported figures could seriously underestimate the real number of deaths,” said Julia Black, data collection coordinator for IOM’s Missing Migrants Project.IOM also reported that the “vast majority” of migrant border deaths recorded by the Project occur on the US side of the border – though one reason for this may be that coroners, medical examiners, and sheriffs in US border counties are more likely to regularly report data on migrant deaths to the agency’s staff.Reports of deaths south of the border often surface locally from radio stations and small newspapers, or from social media, the UN agency added, noting that the information on fatalities could come weeks, even months after they occur.Since the start of the Missing Migrants Project, IOM has recorded 1,468 deaths on the US-Mexico border, including 14 deaths in January 2018. read more

Russell Wilson Will Do It Himself Thank You

September 28, 2019 0 Comments

When Russell Wilson and J.D. McKissic connected for a 15-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against Philadelphia in Week 13, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback tied the NFL record for the most passing TDs in the fourth quarter in a single season with 15, set by Eli Manning in 2011. The TD pass also sealed a 24-10 victory over the 10-2 Eagles — the Seahawks’ most impressive win of the season. Seattle improved to 8-4 on the year to move back into a playoff position and now owns an 80 percent chance of making the postseason, according to FiveThirtyEight’s NFL projections. Wilson was stellar in the final quarter on Sunday, going 5-8 on his passes with a scorching-hot passer rating of 122.4. It was yet another impressive display by Wilson, whose remarkable fourth-quarter performances have become so frequent, they are almost expected at this point.The Seahawks have based the majority of their success over the past few years on their defense and the “Legion of Boom,” which has been one of the most feared units in recent memory. But as the team continues to deal with major injuries on the defensive side, it’s Wilson and the offense that Seattle has relied on. While Wilson’s performance through the first three quarters has been just OK, his fourth-quarter heroics are among the best in the league. Since Wilson entered the NFL in 2012, only Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have kept up with the Seahawks QB in the final 15 minutes of the game. PHI52PHI61PHI 10, SEA 24-12.8– NE73NE80NE 23, BUF 3+1.2– TEN66TEN68HOU 13, TEN 24-0.7– DAL61WSH53WSH 14, DAL 38-15.7– OAK71OAK75NYG 17, OAK 24+0.2– Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Week 13Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 13 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game Jared GoffL.A. Rams1310105 LAR57LAR69LAR 32, ARI 16+6.7– Check out our latest NFL predictions. LAC89LAC89CLE 10, LAC 19-1.6– Drew BreesNew Orleans111562 In the first three quarters of a game, Wilson’s touchdown to interception ratio is 2.5, according to the ESPN Stats & Information Group. Come the fourth quarter, that ratio balloons to 4.2.The much-deserved hype of Philadelphia sophomore quarterback Carson Wentz and the longevity of New England’s Tom Brady have left Wilson as the forgotten man when it comes to talk of MVP. Wilson may not be having the best statistical season of his career, but after he outdueled Wentz on Sunday, the Seahawks QB earned the right to be at the forefront of the conversation based on how important he is to his team.Of the five players — all quarterbacks — with the best odds of winning the MVP, according to Ladbrokes, Wilson leads the league in total accrued yards — rushing and passing — and total offensive touchdowns responsible for, and he is second only to Brady in the number of first downs he’s been responsible for. OUR PREDICTION (ELO)READERS’ PREDICTION Carson WentzPhiladelphia31710 What’s evident about all the other quarterbacks is that they’ve received some of the best protection from their offensive lines: Every quarterback except for Wilson has received top-10 pass protection.1Percentage of plays the offense controls the line of scrimmage on dropbacks The Seahawks’ offensive line ranks 23rd, meaning Wilson has had to scramble for his life on multiple occasions. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Wilson has attempted 95 passes outside the pocket, which is the most in the league and 31 more than the quarterback with the second most, Blake Bortles.The poor offensive line play also hasn’t helped the Seahawks’ ground game, which is all but nonexistent this season. On the surface, the Seattle rushing attack looks perfectly mediocre with an average yards per rush of 3.90 — good enough for 22nd in the league. But if you isolate the guys who are paid to run (as in, not throw), the Seattle rogues’ gallery of running backs — Chris Carson, Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy, someone named Mike Davis — has collectively averaged 3.19 yards per carry. That’s not only the worst in the NFL this season, it ranks 537th among 543 team seasons since 2001.All this means that the burden is completely on Wilson to move the chains and keep his team in the game — making this Wilson’s most important season. The 2013 champion Seahawks were built on Wilson, a stifling defense and the Beast Mode rush attack. Of those things that aren’t Wilson, one is injured and the other plays in Oakland. And yet, Seattle could all but seal its playoff spot with a win in Week 14 over Jacksonville, which would improve its chances of making the postseason to 92 percent,2Independent of other Week 14 games. according to our Elo prediction model. Wilson would also boost his MVP credentials significantly by defeating the Jaguars’ defense, which leads the league in total defensive expected points added. If the Seahawks do prevail and make the playoffs, you won’t need to guess who’s responsible.FiveThirtyEight vs. The ReadersWeek 13 in our NFL predictions game — in which we invite you to outsmart our Elo algorithm — saw the readers suffer three heavy losses that started on Thursday night, by predicting that Washington would beat Dallas. They were wrong and lost 15.7 points in the game. The readers then lost 11.1 points by being less confident than our Elo in Baltimore’s victory over Detroit. And the last of the double-digit losses for the readers came on Sunday night when the Seahawks upset the Eagles, which gave readers a loss of 12.8 points. It wasn’t all doom and gloom, however. The readers gained 10.7 points by being less confident than Elo in the Bears’ chances against the 49ers, and then 10 points in predicting a win for the Vikings on the road against the Falcons.Make sure you get your Week 14 predictions in early, and thanks for playing. ATL61MIN51MIN 14, ATL 9+10.0– MIA57MIA55DEN 9, MIA 35-4.1– CHI72%CHI62%SF 15, CHI 14+10.7– NO66NO64CAR 21, NO 31-4.2– PIT66PIT73PIT 23, CIN 20+2.0– BAL60BAL51DET 20, BAL 44-11.1– JAX75JAX79IND 10, JAX 30+0.1– INDIVIDUAL RANKTEAM RANK Sources: ESPN Stats & Information Group, Ladbrokes PLAYERTEAM1ST DOWNSOFF. TDSTOTAL YARDSPASS PROTECTION PICKWIN PROB.PICKWIN PROB.RESULTREADERS’ NET PTS GB63GB59TB 20, GB 26-5.4– Russell Wilson’s offense transcends the Eagles’ defenseComparing Ladbrokes’ top five MVP candidates KC62KC60KC 31, NYJ 38+0.0 Russell WilsonSeattle21123 The scoring system is nonlinear, so readers’ average points don’t necessarily match the number of points that would be given to the average reader prediction. Tom BradyNew England1328 read more

Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian servicemen PM claims

September 22, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgUKRAINE’S DEFENCE MINISTRY has said its soldiers were “allowed to use arms” after suffering their first casualty in Crimea since Russian and pro-Kremlin troops seized the peninsula nearly three weeks ago.“For their self defence and protection of their lives, Ukrainian servicemen… deployed in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are allowed to use arms,” the Ukrainian defence ministry said in a statement.Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told an emergency government meeting that “the conflict is shifting from a political to a military stage”.“War crime”“Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian military servicemen, and that is a war crime,” he said at the nationally televised session.He was speaking after President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty claiming Crimea as Russian territory following the Black Sea region’s overwhelming vote on Sunday in favour of switching from Ukrainian to Kremlin rule. (AFP/YouTube)Regional defence ministry spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov told AFP the soldier had died after being shot in the neck when a group of gunmen stormed a Ukrainian military base in the northeast of Crimea’s main city of Simferopol.Seleznyov said another soldier was wounded but did not specify whether the base was stormed by Russian soldiers or pro-Kremlin militia who also patrol the peninsula.The defence ministry spokesman said pro-Russian forces had by late Tuesday taken complete control of Ukraine’s Simferopol base.“The centre has been taken under their full control. All the servicemen inside were lined up in a row and their documents seized,” he said.“They were all informed that they were under arrest.” Armed men walk a roof of an Ukrainian military unit in Simferopol. (Image Credit: AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)Seleznyov said he could not immediately say how many Ukrainian soldiers had been arrested or the number of pro-Russians involved in the attack.There was no immediate reaction to the reported death from either Russian authorities in Moscow or the peninsula’s rebel leadership.Russian forces took de facto control of the peninsula at the beginning of March after the toppling last month of the pro-Kremlin regime in Ukraine and the rise to power of a new Western-backed administration that is seeking closer ties with the European Union.InjuredUkraine’s navy chief Sergiy Gayduk had told the same government meeting that an officer had been shot and injured in the leg “during an attack against a base in Simferopol.”He did not specify where or when the attack happened or who was behind it and it was not immediately clear if it was the same incident.An AFP reporter outside a Ukrainian military unit in a suburb northeast of Simferopol heard a burst of gunfire coming from the building and saw two ambulances driving into the areaThe region around the military unit was sealed off by what appeared to be pro-Moscow militants.“Armed attempts to take over (Ukrainian) military units have multiplied in recent days,” Gayduk said.- © AFP, 2014Today’s developments: 8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis >last_img read more

Princess Leia hologram tech almost a reality thanks to Kinect

September 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_img“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”Those famous words uttered almost 33 years ago in the film Star Wars showed that droids can broadcast holographic messages and wowed film audiences with the prospect that maybe one day our current tech could reach such amazing feats.AdChoices广告Well I am here to inform you that while such technology has not been perfected just yet, there are those who are pioneering holographic telepresence technology and they are getting closer and closer each month to getting it right.Take for example the work going on at the MIT Media Lab. Led by scientist V. Michael Bove, his research group is experimenting with broadcasting live holograms and they are getting some help from Microsoft’s Kinect motion controller.Using the video sensors on the Kinect, in conjunction with 16 low-resolution infrared cameras and several standard commercial video cards to help calculate the visual data, the group was able to create a fuzzy yet functional live hologram at 15 frames per second. While this might not seem as stunning as the hologram visuals in the Star Wars film, it is indeed a step in the right direction.Read more at New Scientist, via DVICElast_img read more

Ireland change a winning formula and almost pay for it

September 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Short URL Ireland change a winning formula – and almost pay for it The Boys in Green escaped with a draw against Austria after a dire first-half performance. Austria’s Florian Kainz with Ireland’s Harry Arter. Jun 12th 2017, 8:00 AM 18,790 Views By Paul Fennessy 1. O’Neill drops Hoolahan despite Vienna successMARTIN O’NEILL’S TEAM selection on Sunday left many people surprised on two counts.No one had been expecting Burnley’s Kevin Long to be selected, given his lack of big-game experience — a factor O’Neill in somewhat contradictory fashion recently cited to explain in-form Cork City striker Sean Maguire’s absence from the squad — though that call was vindicated, as the imposing centre-back looked impressively assured for the biggest game of his career to date.Yet the decision that worked less effectively was the exclusion of Wes Hoolahan from the team, with many expecting the Dubliner to return to the side after he missed the last qualifier against Wales due to injury.The Norwich star is by no means perfect, but it seems clear that when he is on the field, there is a conspicuous improvement in Ireland’s composure and confidence on the ball, as was patently evident upon his introduction for the recent friendly matches against Uruguay and Mexico.What will have aggravated so many fans and pundits about the decision was that by leaving out Hoolahan, O’Neill was actually changing a winning formula.Think back to the last time the sides met in Vienna, when Ireland produced unquestionably their best performance of the campaign so far.After a rocky start in which Austria created one or two good chances, the game changed when the injured Glenn Whelan was replaced by David Meyler.Consequently, Ireland’s play became more controlled and they deservedly won 1-0, playing some technically accomplished football as the Austrians barely threatened.The midfield and attack that started that game only had one difference to the side that faced Austria yesterday — with Stephen Ward unavailable, Robbie Brady played at left-back, enabling room for Hoolahan in the midfield.It was strange, given how well Ireland and Hoolahan played that night in Vienna, particularly in the absence of Whelan, that Martin O’Neill would opt to change a winning formula.By fielding Glenn Whelan, Jeff Hendrick and Harry Arter, the midfield lacked balance, as the Irish team contained three players who all perform fairly similar roles. Hendrick, in particular, looked uncomfortable, as he was asked to play in the Hoolahan role, but could barely influence the game at all.O’Neill may have felt a pure sitting midfielder was required to protect the defence, but others would point to the away Austria game, as well as two of Ireland’s other best Whelan-less performances of recent times — the 1-0 defeat of Germany and the 1-0 win over Italy — as evidence that such a player is by no means essential.A risk taker capable of opening up defences such as Hoolahan was badly missed, and Ireland were initially made to pay for their conservative approach to the game, which contrasted starkly with all O’Neill’s talk during the week of needing to start the game “on the front foot”.In the end, despite an unconvincing display, Ireland probably deserved a point as they grew dominant in the last 20 minutes of the game. Notwithstanding the belated introduction of Hoolahan and the similarly creative Aiden McGeady, it was the other substitute, Daryl Murphy, who was perhaps the key figure that made the difference.The Austrian defence struggled to cope with the physicality of the Newcastle man as Ireland hoofed countless long balls in his direction, ultimately battering their opponents into submission, and earning a draw which leaves them in as healthy a position in the group as that which they found themselves in before this week’s set of games.2. Kevin Long shows his potential Source: Niall CarsonBefore completing a move to Burnley a little over seven years ago, Kevin Long could scarcely have dreamed that he would one day be lining out for Ireland in a vital World Cup qualifier.In fact, even two or three months ago, such a thought would hardly have seemed credible.Yet after impressing during the recent friendly games, O’Neill sprung a surprise in his starting XI by opting for Long over more experienced defenders in John O’Shea and Richard Keogh.Since joining the Clarets from Cork City, with whom he played 16 games in the 2009 League of Ireland season, Long has had a torrid time with injuries.The 26-year-old centre-back impressed during a series of loan spells and appeared 17 times for Burnley in the Championship, before coming on as a substitute in a January 2015 Premier League match against Newcastle. However, he was taken off just 20 minutes later with a cruciate injury, and forced to spend another extended spell on the sidelines.After further loan moves to Barnsley and Milton Keynes Dons in the 2015-16 campaign and yet more injury setbacks, Long was finally handed a full Premier League debut last month, and went on to feature two more times for Sean Dyche’s side in the 2016-17 campaign.An assured performance on his competitive debut for Ireland completes a dream end to the season for the player, and if he maintains the consistency that the Corkonian has shown of late, himself and Shane Duffy have the potential to play together at the heart of the Boys in Green’s defence for many years to come.Furthermore, for any Irish players who suffer long-term and persistent injury problems in future, the former League of Ireland youngster’s perseverance and consequent reward for it must serve as significant inspiration.3. James McClean’s comments unwise and over the top Source: James Crombie/INPHOIreland were not happy with the Spanish referee David Fernandez Borbalan after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Austria.Martin O’Neill felt his side had a legitimate goal ruled out and a penalty claim unfairly dismissed, while James McClean suggested the hosts were playing against a “12th man”.But such talk is more than a little unfair on the officials.For the Jon Walters penalty shout, Aleksandar Dragović clearly got a foot to the ball, while the Shane Duffy disallowed goal was borderline at best, as the Brighton star led with his arm and seemingly impeded the opponent as he headed home.Indeed, a more fussy referee might have prevented Jon Walters’ vital equaliser from standing, as the Stoke man brushed aside his marker before powerfully striking an unstoppable shot into the corner of the net.The Ireland boss was at least somewhat measured in his comments, simply saying the referee was “very poor,” yet for McClean to insinuate that the officials deliberately favoured Austria was irresponsible and risks landing the player in hot water with Uefa.The West Brom winger has a reputation for speaking his mind, and while it is an often admirable and refreshing quality for a footballer, at times — as in this instance — it is merely to his own detriment.4. Austria left with a mountain to climb Source: Brian LawlessAustria boss Marcel Koller was remaining upbeat after his team were left frustrated in Dublin yesterday, emphasising there are still 12 points to be potentially gained from their final matches.The 1-1 draw leaves the visitors in a perilous situation, however.With four games to play, they trail Ireland and Serbia by four points, and are thus left with a mountain to climb as Group D approaches its climax.With many of their most important players missing, a young and largely inexperienced Austrian side actually acquitted themselves relatively well yesterday under the circumstances.But while they were the superior team for the first half and part of the second, the visitors were ultimately left relieved to claim at least a point after a late rally from the Irish team in the final 20 minutes was not enough to earn the hosts a victory.Yet should they fail to qualify, it will be earlier inept performances more than Sunday’s game at the Aviva that the Austrians will look back on ruefully.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Share6 Tweet Email Monday 12 Jun 2017, 8:00 AMcenter_img LIVE: Ireland v Austria, World Cup 2018 qualifier>Liverpool new boy follows in footsteps of Maradona and Messi with Golden Ball> Austria’s Florian Kainz with Ireland’s Harry Arter. Image: Oisin Keniry/INPHO http://the42.ie/3438536 29 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Follow us: the42.ie Image: Oisin Keniry/INPHOlast_img read more

First female attorney general appointed

September 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgFor the first time in the history of Greece’s supreme court, a female has been appointed to the position of attorney. Efterpi Koutzamani has taken the second highest job in supreme court after the government appointed her as attorney general and Michalis Theocharidis as president of the supreme court for civil and criminal law (Areios Pagos). Sotiris Rizos is the president of the Council of State – the highest administrative court. Koutzamani was the longest-serving deputy public prosecutor at the Areios Pagos, joining the court seven years ago. Previously, she served as a state prosecutor in the trial of the leadership of the November 17 terrorist group. She will hold the new position until 2016. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Mick Foley says current star is a future WWE Champion WWE posting

September 19, 2019 0 Comments

first_img WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Facebook Kurt Angle Pinterest Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Google+ Seth Rollins Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 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 Following his appearance on RAW this past Monday night, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley tweeted out that he thinks Elias will be a future WWE Champion.I feel like a better man for having#WalkedWithElias@IAmEliasWWE Future @WWE championRich and resonant voice pic.twitter.com/JNAJa22p21— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 12, 2018WWE posting Hell in a Cell matchesWWE has been posting past Hell in a Cell matches before the PPV this Sunday. The Rock Has Been Named Forbes Highest Paid Actor Second Year In A Row Twitter Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Videos Articles Elias, Chad Gable advance to the Semifinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournamentlast_img read more

City Council committee declines to advance proposal to fund homeless initiatives

September 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgCity Council committee declines to advance proposal to fund homeless initiatives April 19, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego City Council’s Budget and Government Efficiency Committee Thursday declined to advance a ballot proposal that would divert hotel tax money toward homelessness initiatives due to legal questions.The committee voted to send the proposal back to the Rules Committee, where it was introduced by Councilman David Alvarez in January. Grant Will with the City Attorney’s office said such an initiative may require two-thirds approval by voters instead of simple majority approval.Currently, the city imposes a hotel tax, also called a tourism occupancy tax, equal to 10.5 cents for every dollar paid by hotel occupants. Four cents of the hotel tax goes toward the city’s Special Promotional Programs Department, which promotes the city through major events, community festivals and capital improvement projects, among other things.Alvarez’s measure, proposed for the November ballot, would divert one cent of the Special Promotional Programs Department’s hotel tax allocation toward homelessness initiatives.Legal questions remain regarding how much support such an initiative would require for approval.“There are serious concerns whether homeless services is an allowable use of special promotions money. If the committee doesn’t think a two-thirds vote is possible, that would be a  consideration,” Will said.Budget and Government Efficiency Committee Chairwoman Barbara Bry asked the City Attorney’s office to analyze the proposal before its discussed again by the Rules Committee. The committee also formally accepted an Independent Budget Analyst report on the proposal’s fiscal impact.The report concluded one cent of the hotel tax would provide $23.3 million for homelessness initiatives, based off Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposed upcoming fiscal year budget.Councilman Chris Ward, who is also chairman of the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, didn’t support diverting money from the Special Promotional Programs Department. He said he would work with Alvarez to identify a different funding mechanism in time for the November election.“We need to be engaging in talks regarding new revenue streams, other ways to address critical needs,” Ward said.Safety staffing and maintenance of visitor-related facilities receives the largest percent of Special Promotional Programs funding: nearly $49 million. Money goes toward operating the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park, among other places. Posted: April 19, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Worker electrocuted by 7000 volts at Miami construction site

September 15, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThe worker was transported to Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition.He’s expected to be OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A man was electrocuted, Friday morning, at a construction site in Miami.7SkyForce HD hovered over the scene at 1620 N.W. 54th St. where a construction worker was reportedly electrocuted, just before 8 a.m.Firefighters found the adult male on the second-floor semi-conscious after he, officials said, received 7,000 volts of electricity through his body“As paramedics assessed him, he told them he was pouring concrete, and when he pulled the pole back while they were laying concrete,” said Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll, “it hit one of the lines that carries 7,000 volts, and at that moment, it had him jolted for about a good 10 to 15 seconds. Then, he dropped to the ground.”Co-workers told fire officials that he was pouring concrete when the concrete delivery arm hit the line.Miami Fire Rescue, along with the Miami Fire Rescue Technical Rescue Team, was seen at the site.Traffic was shutdown in the area as the rescue team brought the worker down safely and cleared the scene. last_img read more

Hey Ram Israel brewery apologises for using Bapus image on

September 6, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgJerusalem: An Israeli company that stoked controversy by putting the image of Mahatma Gandhi on its liquor bottles to commemorate Israel’s 71st independence Day on Wednesday apologised to the people and the Government of India for “hurting” their sentiments. Rajya Sabha members expressed concern over picture of the Father of the Nation on liquor bottles of the Israeli company, prompting Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to direct External Affairs minister S Jaishankar to look into the matter and take immediate appropriate action. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “Malka Beer offers its heartfelt apologies to the people and the Government of India for hurting their sentiments,” Gilad Dror, the Brand Manager of the company, said in a statement. “We highly respect and value Mahatma Gandhi and regret our action of putting his image on our bottles,” he said. He also said that the company had stopped production and supplies of the bottles once the issue was raised by the Indian embassy in Israel, and “it is now making efforts to withdraw the product from the market.” Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us The manufacturers “intention had in fact been to honour Mahatma Gandhi”, who was the only non-Israeli face on the limited edition bottles that included three former prime ministers – David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir and Menachem Begin. The father of Zionism, Theodor Herzl, was the fifth prominent figure featuring on the limited edition bottles.last_img read more

Next polls to be held as per constitution Home minister

September 3, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAsaduzzaman KhanHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said that the next general election will be held as per the constitution of the country and the election commission (EC) will perform its duty on its own way, reports UNB.Talking to reporters after attending a rally organised by ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) as chief guest at Madhya Bazar area of Lalmohan upazila, the minister said “There is no alternative to prime minister Sheikh Hasina for country’s development. For the sake of the advancement, people must choose Awami League.”There were 19 failed attempts to kill the prime minister, Shaikh Hasina, but the almighty Allah saved her each time, he said.”We’ve reduced the poverty level down to 22 percent, and targeting to cut it into 12 percent within 2020-21. We shall ensure education of at least 75 percent of people while within 2040 total hundred percent people will be educated.”, he said.The ruling AL scrapped a system of non-partisan neutral poll-time government through a constitutional amendment in 2011, provisioning that the general elections shall be held with the incumbent government in place. Accordingly, prime minister Sheikh Hasina will head the government when the 11th parliamentary elections will be held in late 2018 or in early 2019.Lalmohan upazila AL president and MP Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shaon, Lalmohan upazila chairman Gias Uddin Ahmed, Lalmohan municipality mayor Emdadul Islam Tuhin, Upazila AL general secretary Ali Reza Mia also spoke at the rally.last_img read more

Texas Lawmakers Hope Trumps State Of The Union Speech Clarifies His Immigration

September 2, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Share REUTERS/Kevin LamarquePresident Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 28, 2017.Days after the White House released a one-page wish list on what it wants to see included in immigration legislation, President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his first State of the Union speech where that policy is expected to be at the forefront of the agenda.That will have some Texas lawmakers and other stakeholders watching closely to see if the president sticks to those guidelines or decides to throw the country a curveball in hopes of garnering more support for the proposal.“I hope the president will be consistent tonight on what he laid out previously,” U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, said.  “I thought it was a positive step for him to actually come out and put some cards on the table. He’s been shifting positions and was not clear to Congress on what he wanted to see.”On Castro’s guest list for Tuesday’s event is an undocumented University of Houston student whose future largely depends on what, if anything, Congress can come to a compromise on in the coming weeks.The White House’s proposal included a framework that would give legal status to roughly 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants, commonly referred to as “Dreamers.” It would include a 10- to 12-year path to citizenship “with requirements for work, education and good moral character,” according to the White House’s proposal.But it also includes provisions for a $25 billion trust fund to bolster border security, including money to build a wall on the southern border and to streamline the country’s entry-exit systems at the ports of entry. The policy also called for major rollbacks of current immigration policy, which the Cato Institute reported would result in a 44 percent drop in immigration over the next year.That has some Democrats proclaiming the proposal dead on arrival.“We cannot allow the lives of young people who have done everything right to be used as bargaining chips for sweeping anti-immigrant policies,” said the chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M.Castro said that he is not on board with the current framework and would vote against the plan if it went to the House floor. But he said the silver lining is that it’s a starting point and Tuesday night should give a glimpse on whether the president is intent on sticking to those requests.“I do think it’s positive that somebody who’s been shifting positions has finally put down something concrete in writing,” he said. “And we can go from there.”Democrats aren’t going to be the only ones taking notes, however. Some hardline Republicans will likely be watching whether or not the president speaks to immigration issues they said were left out of the White House’s proposal. In a statement issued last week, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, said the plan fell short on several key issues he has been championing for several years.“There is not much interior enforcement, and it doesn’t include workforce verification, which would protect jobs for American workers,” he said. “This proposal grants amnesty today and delays legal immigration reforms until a distant tomorrow. It is not a good deal for the American people.”The president has reportedly acknowledged that to get any immigration legislation to his desk, he’ll need to make overtures to Democrats.“We’re going to get something done, we hope bipartisan,” Trump told NBC. “The Republicans really don’t have the votes to get it done in any other way. So it has to be bipartisan.”U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said he was hopeful that the immigration debate and eventual compromise could be a catalyst to more productivity this year.“Call me old-fashioned, but I do think there should be a time for elections and there should be a time for governing,” he said. “This is an opportunity to govern in that broad middle ground.”While Cornyn said Trump’s immigration proposal was “exceedingly generous,” he disagreed with some of his Republican colleagues who said the plan amounted to “amnesty” for lawbreakers.“By legal definition, these children who were minors when their parents brought them in did nothing wrong,” he said. “We don’t hold children responsible for the mistakes or legal violations of their parents so I disagree with that characterization.”last_img read more

Druid Hill Park Plays Host to 14th Annual Victim Fund Run

September 1, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgWhile violent crime statistics are falling in Baltimore in recent months, there are still victims of crimes every day.That is why the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is holding their 14th Annual Victims 5K Run-Walk and 1 Mile Walk April 7 in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park.State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby reinstituted the Crime Victims Fund Run/Walk in 2016. (Courtesy photo)The money raised is used by the Office of the State’s Attorney to fill in gaps the Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board leaves. “While the Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board provides financial assistance to cover major experiences such as funeral bills and lost wages, not all losses are covered. Additional funding for victim services generally comes from a variety of state and local resources, but can only be used to assist victims where criminal charges are pending against the perpetrator of the underlying crime. Often times, there is a gap in funding for victims in the immediate aftermath of a criminal incident where no charges have been filed,” according to a statement from the Office of the State’s Attorney.Things the fund covers include replacing broken windows and locks, stolen property, crime scene clean up and medical treatment. According to the Office of the State’s Attorney, “Since 2001, more than 900 victims have received financial assistance totaling $107,476.28.”This year, for the first time, the Edmondson-Westside High School Marching band will be performing during the event.The run/walk will take place April 7 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. For more information go to victimfundrunbaltimore.com.last_img read more

When inspiration comes from a nightie

August 31, 2019 0 Comments

In an attempt to touch the human heart, Spandan, a solo exhibition of  artist Sangeeta Singh attempts to  celebrate thoughts in various forms and shapes. ‘Art for me is a visual statement of the celebration of thoughts in form and content. The objects which has intrigued me in the past have involved simplest of things that we overlook in our daily lives.The sense of human migration that seeps in when you look at rickshaw pullers to the essence of faithfulness in our lives which comes best in the form of a loyal dog or a pet to the sense of freedom that flows from the uninhibited birds. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’All these thoughts inspired me to bring them alive with my creations by chanelising them,’ said Sangeeta.The exhibition is a collection of more than 30 ensembles, like oil on canvas, some drawings on paper and an installation. The artist says she mostly uses oil on canvas and also does a few sketches with ink and acrylics.She attributes her art to her mentor Rameshwar Broota under whom she honed her skills.‘My exhibition Spandan is a word in Sanskrit which means heartbeat and my concept is to touch the heart. I have painted different themes ranging from rickshawallas and their shadows, games people play, the hustle bustle of urban life depicted by birds. In one of the paintings I used a pink nightie as a metaphor of femininity,’ added Sangeeta. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFor her paintings, she seeks inspiration from everyday life. ‘Inspiration comes in many forms. It is often from the world around or any incident, which triggers my mind or a behavioural pattern which intrigues me. I am a keen observer. When I interact with people I observe their behavior rather than looks. My paintings are more  about feelings of the subject. Form is secondary. I use my instincts and intuition to decide the subjects.Like in the series of bags and birds, the used bag was lying in my room for over a week as I was quite fascinated by its form. One day as I picked it up to dispose it I clicked over two dozen photos of the bag and during the process of studying those pictures I could just relate to it and used them in my works. Showing them with energy bursting in yellow and red colors.The birds moving out of the bag is just a portrayal of the inner chaos and how we are moving in a busy world,’ said Sangeeta.DETAILAt: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road On Till: 1 To 7 October  Timings: 11am To 8 Pm read more

Ornaments worth Rs 12L stolen

August 31, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgKolkata: Miscreants looted ornaments worth nearly Rs 12 lakh from a jewellery shop in Goyalpara area of Ichhapur in North 24-Parganas on the Monday night.A gang of around 7-8 miscreants entered a shop by breaking open the shutter and looted valuables and hard cash from there. Locals on Tuesday morning found the shutter broken and reported the matter to the local police. The owner of jewellery shop, Abhijit Mukherjee was also informed by the police. When the police entered the jewellery shop, they found everything was ransacked. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMukherjee who rushed to the spot immediately after being informed, told the police that there were many orders of ornaments, especially ahead of the Bengali new year. The ornaments that have been stolen were kept inside the chest. He informed police that there were valuables worth nearly Rs 12 lakh. The investigation has become a little difficult for the police as the CCTV camera was broken by the miscreants. They also removed the hard disc of the surveillance camera. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to preliminary investigation, police suspect that the miscreants had prior information that worthy valuables were there at the shop which were supposed to be delivered to the customers on or before the Bengali New Year. Locals on Tuesday morning raised questions on the security in the area. They also questioned on how the miscreants entered the jewellery shop by breaking open the shutter as it is situated in a middle of a market place.According to preliminary investigation, police suspect that there were 7-8 miscreants in the gang who came in a car. Police have started a detailed probe into the incident. They are interrogating the employees of the jewelley shop in this connection. Raids are being conducted to nab the culprits.last_img read more

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August 27, 2019 0 Comments

first_img News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more April 13, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Energy has highlighted Dilon Diagnostics as a success story in the field of medical technology and innovation for commercializing the technologies of the national laboratories. According to the government agency, Dilon and similar entrepreneurs, “build the new industries of the 21st century, and help solve some of our toughest global challenges.”The Dilon 6800 digital gamma camera is based on gamma-imaging technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va. The imaging technology enables the Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging/Molecular Breast Imaging (BSGI/MBI) procedure and reveals cancerous lesions even at very early stages. BSGI/MBI is a proven technology that can find cancers missed by mammography and ultrasound. “We are honored to be acknowledged by the Department of Energy as one the country’s successful innovators in the medical technology field,” said Bob Moussa, president and CEO of Dilon. “We have been able to make a significant impact by utilizing our licensing agreement with Jefferson Lab to help save lives.”More than 250,000 patients have been screened with BSGI/MBI on a worldwide basis. As a follow-up to mammography, BSGI/MBI helps physicians see the breast more clearly and differentiate benign from malignant tissue. To perform BSGI, the patient receives a pharmaceutical tracing agent that is absorbed by all the cells in the body. Due to their increased rate of metabolic activity, cancerous cells in the breast absorb a greater amount of the tracing agent than normal, healthy cells and generally appear as dark spots on the image. The procedure is especially valuable after a questionable mammogram. This can occur when patients have dense breast tissue; implants; multiple suspicious lesions or clusters of microcalcifications; palpable lesions that can be felt but not detected by mammography or ultrasound; post-surgical or post-therapeutic mass; or if they have been taking hormone replacement therapy.For more information: www.dilon.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. 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