In their four statements of claim filed in Ontario Superior Court, the women allege Schultz groped them, exposed himself, pressed against them, or otherwise behaved inappropriately.None of their allegations have been tested in court and neither Schultz nor Soulpepper have filed a statement of defence. Schultz said he will “vigorously defend” himself against the allegations. Login/Register With: Sarah Polley, Mia Kirshner and Ann-Marie MacDonald are among the nearly 300 people who have signed a letter supporting the four actresses suing Soulpepper Theatre Company and its founding artistic director Albert Schultz for sexual harassment.The letter, dated Monday, calls on Soulpepper’s board of directors to “acknowledge the harm” allegedly suffered by the women, and adds “we also believe that there are more stories like theirs that have not been told.”Schultz resigned Thursday in the wake of the lawsuits filed by Diana Bentley, Kristin Booth, Patricia Fagan and Hannah Miller. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Canadian actor and director Sarah Polley poses for a photo as she promotes Alias Grace, at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on September 13 , 2017. (CHRIS YOUNG / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Polley and Kirshner have spoken out about their own experiences with sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. Both have alleged they had uncomfortable encounters with fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.MacDonald alleged last week that she experienced “exploitation, bullying and harassment” while working as an actress with Soulpepper in 2008. She alleged Soulpepper leaders laughed off her concerns about a fundraiser that auctioned off dinners with female actresses without their prior consent.The supporters of the letter say they look forward to Soulpepper’s board revealing the “concrete steps it is taking to ensure that Soulpepper is a safe environment, where abuse and harassment cannot be tolerated, and where art can flourish.”Others who signed the letter include Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon, who starred in the Soulpepper production of Kim’s Convenience and the subsequent TV adaptation for CBC.Actresses Tara Spencer-Nairn of Corner Gas, Kristin Kreuk of Smallville and Amanda Brugel of The Handmaid’s Tale also added their names to the letter.by THE CANADIAN PRESS Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitter read more
Postmedia sheds debt and makes management changes in restructuring by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 5, 2016 8:44 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 5, 2016 at 10:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Canada’s largest newspaper publisher has announced changes to its board and executive as it completes a deal to restructure its debt.Postmedia Network Inc. (TSX:PNC.B, TSX:PNC.A) said Wednesday its total debt has been reduced by approximately $307 million and its annual cash interest expense has been reduced by approximately $50 million under a court-approved plan.Postmedia’s shareholders and debt holders approved the media conglomerate’s proposal to restructure its $648 million debt last month.It also announced that Andrew MacLeod has been appointed Postmedia’s new chief operating officer, while five board members — Charlotte Burke, Stephanie Coyles, Mitch Joel, Martin Nisenholtz and Bob Steacy — have left the company.Three new members were added to the board — executive chairman of Lee Enterprises Mary Junck, David Pecker, chairman, president and CEO of American Media Inc., and human resources and administration executive Daniel Rotstein.“We look forward to more exciting news from our teams as we continue to align our operations to a new business model in an evolving industry landscape,” CEO Paul Godfrey said in a release. read more
Beach handball Following the growing interest for Beach Handball, globaly recognized web portal “Handball-Planet.com” and it’s editor Zika Bogdanovic decided to open specialized mail address for all information concerning that attractive version of handball.New e-mail address is BeachHandball@Handball-Planet.com and it will be used for collecting information concerning Beach Handball for both associate handball web portals. Balkan-Handball.com and above mentioned Handball-Planet.Announcing of new communication channel was done in presence of Sasa Kuburovic, member of IHF Beach Handball Working Group in front of Belgrade’s “Kombank Arena” that was host of last Women’s handball World championship 2013. Arena is record holder for biggest attendance of one female handball match on World championship with 19.467 spectators.” ← Previous Story HANDBALL MESSI: Diego Simonet show for Pan American gold! Next Story → Women’s WCh 2014 DAY 3: Norway on +25 – Czech Republic beat Korea read more
According to a new study, an increase in biofuels could likely also lead to an increase in greehouse gas emissions. And as Europe continues its attempt to reduce those emissions by the year 2020, the use of biofuel may actually be a bad thing.The reason is this: in order to produce the necessary amount of biofuels, farmers will need to cultivate more land, which means clearing out new areas. This, in turn, creates more carbon emissions. And since part of the 2020 plan is to replace 10 percent of all vehicle fuel with biofuel, this clearly creates a conflict. According to the study, somewhere between 4.1 and 6.9 million hectares will need to be used in order to meet Europe’s demand.AdChoices广告Via New Scientist read more
KUSI Newsroom April 20, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe growing problem of prescription drug abuse, along with legalized marijuana, is fueling concerns about drugged driving across the state.A local coffee shop, Industrial Grind, is reminding drivers about the hazards of driving under the influence of alcohol or any drug.Driving under the influence of THC is associated with decreased car handling performance, slower reaction times and impaired ability to estimate time and distance. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Local coffee shop raises awareness about drugged driving Posted: April 20, 2018 read more
April 28, 2018 USS Carl Vinson protects U.S. interests around the world Posted: April 28, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: USS Carl Vinson FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCaptain Brian T. Schrum joined Good Morning San Diego to talk about the important role the USS Carl Vinson plays around the world.Today’s aircraft carriers are the centerpiece of America’s Navy. USS Carl Vinson in particular has remained a visible presence of America’s resolve globally for more than 35 years conducting sustained combat air operations.Vinson protects U.S. interests around the world and other friendly military or merchant vessels, defends air and sea lanes, provides humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and represents America’s strength from the sea.Carl Vinson is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 1. During deployment, the strike group also included guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) from Destroyer Squadron 1Recent Operations:Deployed to the Western Pacific from January to June 2017 (6 months). Deployed to the Western Pacific from January to April 2018 (3 months) Departed San Diego Jan. 5 and returned April 12. Carl Vinson steamed approximately 40,000 nautical miles and visited Guam, the Philippines and Vietnam. The visit to Vietnam was the first by a U.S. aircraft carrier in more than 40 years.Carl Vinson hosted more than 1,300 guests for tours, professional exchanges and a formal reception.Sailors also participated in community service events and sports competitions.Carl Vinson completed a bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in March. KUSI Newsroom read more
Sunday — 2,962 adult spring chinook salmon, 475 jack chinook, 174 steelhead, 169,741 shad, 851 sockeye. Temperature was 60.5 degrees. Streamflow Monday morning was 283,000 cubic feet per second.
The Legislature is on Day 126 of what was supposed to be a 90 day session — leaving many Alaskans wondering, what’s taking so long?Download AudioHomer Republican Paul Seaton on the House Floor on May 24, 2016, the second day of the Legislature’s fourth special session. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)Lawmakers still have to pass a budget for the coming year, and figure out how to fund it.But Democrats have made it clear they won’t vote for a budget unless the legislature also makes changes to the state’s oil tax system.On that front, they’ve been joined by some Republicans.How well that coalition hangs together may decide how things shake out in Juneau.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, will tell you there is just one problem in Juneau — and it’s a math problem. “We’re still here because we haven’t put together a budget that we can get 30 members to agree to,” Chenault said. “That’s why we’re still here.”Thirty members is three-quarters of the House. That’s the support Chenault needs to pull money from the state’s traditional rainy day fund, the Constitutional Budget Reserve. Chenault only has 26 members in his Republican-led majority, so he needs the support of House Democrats. Whatever they agree to also has to pass muster with the Republicans who control the state Senate.Getting those three factions to agree is hard enough. But Chenault is also facing divisions within his own caucus.Those divisions became crystal clear on one vote: oil taxes.Several members of Chenault’s House Majority joined with Democrats to pass a sweeping overhaul of the state’s oil tax system, over the objections of the Republican leadership.Homer Republican Paul Seaton brokered the deal in the House, along with Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole. “Oil tax credits are one of the largest expenditures in our state,” Seaton said. “I don’t see how it’s fiscally conservative to say we can cut K-12 education but continue oil tax credits on the North Slope at the rate we are.”Seaton and others have been called the “Musk Ox coalition” a name coined by Palmer Republican Jim Colver after the same group “circles up” to oppose using Permanent Fund earnings in last year’s budget battles. It also includes Republicans Louise Stutes and Gabrielle LeDoux, and rural Democrats Neal Foster and Bryce Edgmon, who normally caucus with the Republicans.Throw in Juneau’s Cathy Munoz, and whether you call them the Musk Ox coalition, or members of the Bush or Coastal Caucus (as they’ve been called in the past) or just plain moderates: right now they’re essential for almost any deal. Especially on oil taxes.“They’re in the driver’s seat in the sense that you can’t get to any deal without including them,” said Jim Lottsfeldt, a lobbyist, political operative and longtime legislative watcher.The majority has always had divisions, Lottsfeldt said. When the state was flush with money, leadership could paper over some of those differences by doling out funds for projects back home. But with this year’s meager capital budget, that’s no longer an option.And the issues on the table are important enough that core philosophical differences are asserting themselves, overriding caucus loyalty.Their key role has made the ‘Musk Ox’ into targets. Suzanne Downing, the communications director for the Alaska Republican Party, called out the lawmakers by name in her newsletter as the special session began.“I feel like we’re kind of being targeted because we’re trying to work together as a group of legislators,” said Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak. “For the Republican Party to target us when we’re trying to do the job that we’re sent down here to do — and that means working with everyone that’s here, not just working with Republicans.”In the past, Lottsfeldt said, someone has stepped forward with a strategy to close out the legislative session — whether it’s leadership in the House or Senate, or the governor. But so far this year, nobody has taken the reins.And ultimately, he said, it’s not unexpected that lawmakers are having trouble getting out of Juneau.“Let’s say oil tax credits was the only issue the legislature was dealing with. They would still be wrapped around the axle, because it’s a tough issue,” Lottsfeldt said. “But not only are they dealing with that tough issue, they’re dealing with — income tax is an idea, changing the Permanent Fund, drastically reducing the state budget. There are just so many big issues right now that it’s no surprise it’s such a cluster.”Lawmakers have until June 1 before state workers start receiving layoff warning notices. If there is no budget by July 1, the state could face a government shutdown. read more
Ratan Singh ThakurTwitter [Representational Image]The Congress district president of Sehore, Ratan Singh Thakur, died after suffering a heart attack on Thursday morning. Thakur was present at a vote counting centre in Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency when he collapsed after suffering a heart attack.He was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital. But his health kept deteriorating and the doctors were unable to revive him.(This is a developing story, awaiting further updates)
US president Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island on 12 June in Singapore. Photo: APUS president Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un kicked off a momentous summit Tuesday that could determine historic peace or raise the spectre of a growing nuclear threat, with Trump declaring they would have a “great discussion” and Kim saying they had overcome obstacles to get to this point.Standing on a red carpet in front of a row of alternating US and North Korean flags, the leaders shook hands warmly at a Singapore island resort, creating an indelible image of the two unorthodox leaders. They then moved into a one-on-one meeting, joined only by their interpreters.”We are going to have a great discussion and I think tremendous success. We will be tremendously successful,” Trump said.Speaking through an interpreter, Kim said: “It wasn’t easy for us to come here. There was a past that grabbed our ankles and wrong prejudices and practices that at times covered our eyes and ears. We overcame all that and we are here now.”Trump and Kim planned to meet with their interpreters for most of an hour before aides join the discussion and talks continue over a working lunch. But even before they met, Trump announced plans to leave Singapore early, raising questions about whether his aspirations for an ambitious outcome had been scaled back.The first meeting of a sitting US president and a North Korean leader was the product of dizzying weeks of negotiations over logistics and policy.Up early in Singapore, Trump tweeted with cautious optimism: “Meetings between staffs and representatives are going well and quickly … but in the end, that doesn’t matter. We will all know soon whether or not a real deal, unlike those of the past, can happen!”In the run-up to the talks, Trump had hopefully predicted the two men might strike a nuclear deal or forge a formal end to the Korean War in the course of a single meeting or over several days. But on the eve of the summit, the White House unexpectedly announced Trump would depart Singapore by Tuesday evening, meaning his time with Kim would be fairly brief. And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to keep expectations for the summit in check.”We are hopeful this summit will have set the conditions for future successful talks,” Pompeo said, describing a far more modest goal than Trump had outlined days earlier.The sudden change in schedule added to a dizzying few days of foreign policy activity for Trump, who shocked US allies over the weekend when he used a meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized economies in Canada to alienate America’s closest friends in the West. Lashing out over trade practices, Trump lobbed insults at his G-7 host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trump left the summit early, and as he flew to Singapore, he tweeted that he was yanking the US out of the group’s traditional closing statement.As for Singapore, the White House said Trump was leaving early because negotiations had moved “more quickly than expected,” but gave no details about any possible progress in preliminary talks. On the day before the meeting, weeks of preparation appeared to pick up in pace, with US and North Korean officials meeting throughout Monday at a Singapore hotel.The president planned to stop in Guam and Hawaii on the way back to Washington.Trump spoke only briefly in public on Monday, forecasting a “nice” outcome. Kim spent the day mostly out of view – until he left his hotel for a late-night tour of Singapore sights, including the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, billed as the world’s biggest glass greenhouse.As Trump and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sat down for a working lunch at the Istana house, the president sounded optimistic, telling Lee, “We’ve got a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow, and I think things can work out very nicely.” Trump had earlier tweeted about “excitement in the air!”It was a striking about-face from less than a year ago, when Trump was threatening “fire and fury” against Kim, who in turn scorned the American president as a “mentally deranged US dotard.” As it happens, the North Korean and the American share a tendency to act unpredictably on the world stage.Beyond the impact on both leaders’ political fortunes, the summit could shape the fate of countless people – the citizens of impoverished North Korea, the tens of millions living in the shadow of the North’s nuclear threat, and millions more worldwide. Or, it could amount to little more than a much-photographed handshake.Still, the sense of anticipation was great in Singapore, with people lining spotless streets holding cellphones high as Trump headed to meet Lee.US and North Korean officials huddled throughout Monday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel ahead of the sit-down aimed at resolving a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal. Delegates were outlining specific goals for what the leaders should try to accomplish and multiple scenarios for resolving key issues, a senior U.S official said, adding that the meetings were also an ice breaker of sorts, allowing the teams to get better acquainted after decades of minimal contact between their nations.Trump’s early exit will be his second from a summit in just a few days.As he was trying to build a bridge with Kim, he was smashing longtime alliances with Western allies with his abrasive performance at the G-7. After his premature departure from Quebec, he continued to tweet angrily at Trudeau from Singapore, saying Monday, “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal.”Trump advisers cast his actions as a show of strength before the Kim meeting.Alluding to the North’s concerns that giving up its nuclear weapons could surrender its primary deterrent to forced regime change, Pompeo told reporters that the US was prepared to take action to provide North Korea with “sufficient certainty” that denuclearization “is not something that ends badly for them.”He would not say whether that included the possibility of withdrawing US troops from the Korean Peninsula, but said the context of the discussions was “radically different than ever before.””I can only say this,” Pompeo said. “We are prepared to take what will be security assurances that are different, unique, than America’s been willing to provide previously.”The North has faced crippling diplomatic and economic sanctions as it has advanced development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Pompeo held firm to Trump’s position that sanctions will remain in place until North Korea denuclearizes – and said they would even increase if diplomatic discussions did not progress positively.Experts believe the North is close to being able to target the entire US mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there’s deep skepticism that Kim will quickly give up those hard-won nukes, there’s also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the US and the North.While advisers say Trump has been reviewing briefing materials, the president insists his gut instincts will matter most when he gets in the room with Kim. He told reporters he thinks he will know almost immediately whether a deal can be made, saying: “I will know, just my touch, my feel. That’s what I do.” read more
Obaidul QuaderRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the decision on the ninth wage board for journalists will be taken very soon.”The issue remained at the discussion level for a long time. Now, we’ve reached the final stage. Hope, the decision will be taken in consultation with the prime minister soon,” he said.He said this at a review meeting on the recommendations of the 9th wage board held at the auditorium of information ministry with home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in the chair.Quader said, “We’ve listened to the opinions of owners, labourers, Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ), Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Sramik Oikya Federation.”He said it is illogical and non-realistic to keep the issue unsettled any longer. Now the cabinet committee will sit and the decision will be taken after discussions with the prime minister, he added.Replying to a question over the inclusion of electronic media in the wage board, Quader said, “The wage board is only meant for print media and there’s no scope to include the electronic media in it suddenly.”But the issue is under consideration of the information ministry, he added.Industries minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, state minister for cultural affairs K M Khalid and state minister for information ministry Murad Hasan were present.Newspaper Owners’ Association’s president Matiur Rahman, vice president AK Azad, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) president Mollah Jalal, BFUJ general secretary Shaban Mahmood, Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) president Abu Zafar Surjo and DUJ general secretary Sohel Haider Chowdhury, were, among others, present at the review meeting. read more
It is imperative for brides-to-be to start focusing on their skincare regimen long before the big date starts looming, to look their prettiest. If you are one of them, it is recommended to start paying extra attention to your skin more than six months in advance, say experts. 4Cleanse the skin and get rid of sweat, oil, dirt and other pollutants that your skin naturally collects throughout the day, before retiring to bed. Orange blossom and ginger cleanse the pores of the skin and at the same time maintain the oil balance without making it dry Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAn exfoliator gets rid of dead skin cells, helping restore a radiant complexion. It is essential for a complete exfoliation to remove the signs of dullnessToner tones the skin post cleansing, helping sweep away impurities, leaving pores clean and less noticeableA moisturiser is an essential that should not be skipped for any skin type, especially at night to provide nourishment to the skinTo go a step further, add an equalising mud mask to your regime. It balances the oil around the T-zone area on your face and controls the excess oil in that region whilst hydrating the rest of your face and helping combat dryness in the other regions of your face. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBB or CC cream: One doesn’t need to carry a foundation and a SPF separately, when a BB cream solves the purpose of both. It gives a light coverage, like a foundation, that is perfect for a few hours of socialising and also protects the skin from sun damage. Hence, a BB/CC cream is a must.Multi-tasking palette: This is one important item that every girl must have in her beauty bag. These tiny squares are multi-purpose and help solve a number of skin issues. You simply cannot do without this one. Use these as shadow, blush, highlighter or for contouring, and you’re good to go. Eyeliners: Gel, liquid or kohl (pencil) eyeliner, use these to adorn the eyes and give the face a glam look in the snap of a finger. Depending on the skin type, one can include any of these to the makeup kit.While gel eyeliners need too much perfection, for those who are always in a rush, recommend a kohl pencil which is handy and glides swiftly with almost no damage.Mascara: There is no better way to define eyes for a stunning look, than enhancing eye lashes with mascara.Lipstick: Lipstick can totally change the way you look. One can instantly transform the day look to a night look with a change of lipstick. For that bold, crisp and utterly polished look, lipsticks in tones of red, wine, bronze are a must have in the makeup kit.Also never overplay your cheeks. If you want to make a statement, emphasise your eyes or lips, but not both.It is always recommended to add a good primer as pre-make-up prep for the skin which helps to even out the skin and minimise pores helping the foundation to glide smoothly and stay for longerA hydrating mist that helps to restore the moisture of the skin and keep the make-up fresh is a must for such weather. read more
Creators of the 1Sheeld, a tool designed to connect smartphones to Arduino boards, have created something even more interesting. Their latest product, the Elkrem, is a smart kit for creating blockchain IoT devices and they have raised $250,000 from Endure Capital and Consensys to build the project.The founders are Amr Saleh and Islam Mustafa launched the 1Sheeld at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 and sold tens of thousands of units in 120 countries. Now they’re building a new tool based entirely on blockchain.[embedded content]“Elkrem is a Blockchain hardware development board. It allows Blockchain developers to integrate Dapps with hardware prototypes in an easy way without having deep knowledge in hardware development, and also allows electrical engineers and hardware developers to connect Blockchain to their hardware projects without having deep knowledge of how the Blockchain works,” said Saleh. “So they both can trigger actuators through smart contracts and log sensors data to smart contracts as well.”The board is similar to an Arduino and has two processors, storage, and WiFi model. One processor runs a specialized Linux variant with interfaces to Ethereum, IPFS, Swarm, Whisper, Bitcoin, Status.im, and others. The other processor can do anything else you throw at it.“Our edge is faster development, faster prototyping and faster go to market,” said Saleh. “The board allows you to send private, decentralized IoT messages using peer-to-peer communication”What does all this mean? Basically it’s a little board that makes it far easier to manage your Blockchain efforts. It uses a library called Koyn to let you accept payments in Bitcoin with a single line of code and they even built a few cool projects including a Bitcoin-enabled candy machine and an electrical outlet that you can rent with Bitcoins. The team plans to go live on Kickstarter later this year. read more
Share this video Stoke Station, viewed from Winton Square “For people regularly travelling to Birmingham, this is excellent. For people who regularly go to London, it will lengthen their journey time but we knew the Department for Transport had specified a convenient connection at Stafford so it should have just added the inconvenience of one change of train but only a few minutes to the journey time.” Read MoreTrains which reach Stoke-on-Trent 10 minutes late will no longer be ‘on time’ under tougher new rules The alternative train for passengers wanting to get to London from Stoke-on-Trent would see them forking out an additional £105 for a £140 ticket to ride direct services. The NSRPG is now calling for the train timetable to be changed in December so it favours Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Click for Sound Police search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Video will play in Click to playTap to play We pay for stories! Send your videos to email@example.com The campaign group claims the Trent Valley route – which connects Crewe to London via Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent and Stone – will be lost after May 19. Instead it will be replaced by a train running directly from Crewe to Stafford and another going to North Staffordshire stations before heading to Wolverhampton and Birmingham. London Northwestern Railway says its new-look timetable offers benefits to rail users in Staffordshire. Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director for London Northwestern Railway, said: “The improvements being introduced in May will bring a range of benefits to Staffordshire rail passengers, with new direct services to Birmingham and some eight carriage trains between Stafford and London. “The changes look to benefit as many people as possible, and in order to accommodate the extra capacity to and from London, we have had to make some changes to services from some stations. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDay-trippers travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to London face adding an hour onto their journey – or forking out an extra £105 when a new timetable comes into force. Passengers using the slower train from Stoke-on-Trent to London Euston can currently pick up a ticket for as little as £35 one-way. The route – through Kidsgrove, Alsager, Stone and Stafford – currently takes travellers just over two hours, but new proposals from London Northwestern Railway would see the travel time increase to three hours. However the new timetable, which comes into force on May 19, will see two separate lines linking Stafford to the capital and better connectivity between Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham. Jon Heal, chairman of the North Staffs Rail Promotion Group (NSRPG), said: “If you are going on a day trip then it is too long. If anyone is wanting to come back as well it is a six-hour trip. People will face changing at Stafford in the week and the service stops there on a Sunday. Watch again Stoke Station “Unfortunately, some connections times at Stafford will not be as efficient as we had hoped for. This is because the national rail timetable has to accommodate the growing demands all the operators who are bidding for space on this very busy route.” Fellow rail passengers have lamented travellers facing paying the increased amount to get to the capital. Read MoreStoke-on-Trent wins £5.6m for train station improvements – and there’s a bid for another £50m to create a Nottingham-style transport hub Commuter Emma Gatton said: “People in Stoke-on-Trent need to be able to get to London. It’s ridiculous the prices we pay and many passengers have to spend more if they travel before 9.30am anyway.” Dean Hughes, from Newcastle, added: “This just seems unfair on people in Stoke-on-Trent. It is a bad thing for the city and just seems to be one after another.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Video Loading Video Unavailable Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window A train at Stoke Station Watch Next Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . read more
February 25, 2009 – The Centre Oscar Lambret in Lille, France, has begun treating cancer patients using the TomoTherapy Hi·Art treatment system, which is the first of two Hi·Art treatment systems that Centre Oscar Lambret has ordered. “The choice for TomoTherapy was guided by the need to offer IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy) treatment to our patients. Approximately 3,000 treatments are provided each year, with a high incidence of head and neck and pelvic or cervix tumors, so the choice was obvious. Furthermore, the IMRT delivered by TomoTherapy was the best option for us in order to implement rapidly a modern and very efficient technique. The need to distribute very accurate dose and reduce normal tissues morbidity has been a key criteria in our choice,” said Eric Lartigau, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Lille and chairman of the Radiation Oncology Department, director of research and co-operations at the Centre Oscar Lambret.The second system will be installed later in 2009.For more information: www.centreoscarlambret.fr FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | February 26, 2009 French Cancer Centre Meets Need for IMRT with TomoTherapy News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 03, 2017 First New York Metropolitan Hospital Treats Cancer Patients With Accuray Radixact System Accuray Inc. and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC), part of the Montefiore Health System (MHS),… read more Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019 Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 25, 2017 UZ Leuven Treats First European Patient on Varian Halcyon Cancer Treatment System Varian recently announced an 80-year-old male with head and neck cancer became the first patient in Europe to be… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | June 20, 2017 IUCT Oncopole Installs First Radixact Radiotherapy System in France Accuray Inc. announced that the University Cancer Institute of Toulouse Oncopole (IUCT Oncopole) in Toulouse, France,… read more Related Content News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018 ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018 World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 31, 2018 Hypofractionated Radiation Provides Same Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Conventional Radiation An analysis led by researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center found treating localized prostate cancer with… read more News | Proton Therapy | July 30, 2018 IBA Completes Installation of Two Proteus One Proton Therapy Systems in Japan IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that they completed the first two installations of the Proteus One proton… read more Technology | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | July 05, 2017 Varian Receives FDA 510k Clearance for Halcyon Treatment System Varian Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Halcyon system,… read more News | Radiation Therapy | March 26, 2018 Women Report Fewer Adverse Side Effects From Partial or Reduced Breast Radiotherapy March 26, 2018 — Radiotherapy treatment… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | September 29, 2016 Cervical and Endometrial Cancer Patients Report Fewer Side Effects with IMRT Patients with cervical and endometrial cancer have fewer gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects and experience… read more read more
GUATEMALA CITY – When expat Catherine Humber helped out with a Christmas gift delivery in 2011 to a poor school in rural Guatemala she noticed there were many children for whom Santa didn’t come.“That was the seed: to make sure those kids weren’t forgotten about again,” Humber said.The Missouri-born artist started thinking about how she could cater to the deprived pueblo in a way that would be artisanal in nature and culturally sensitive.Humber wanted the children to be able to relate to their gifts, so she began a project sewing indigenous-style dolls using tela típica (traditional Maya fabric) to clothe the figurines and members of a small local village to make them.With her assistant, Rosa Gil, and two other helpers, Humber began drawing, cutting and sewing in April 2012. By the following December they had created 300 dolls for the girls of a school in El Hato, just outside of La Antigua.With the project now in its second year, the women say they have perfected their indigenous doll design, although the first couple of weeks were challenging.“Neither of us knew what we were doing, so everything was trial and error. I actually failed the sewing portion of Home Economics in school, and here I am trying to make patterns for little blouses,” she said.“There was a lot of laughter at first, but we have it down to a science now. The first doll we made was horrible and looked like an alien, so I call her Lady Gaga. We keep her in the workshop to remind us of how far we’ve come,” added Humber, who moved to Guatemala in 2011.Using materials such as ribbon, lace, buttons, wool, cloth and embroidery thread, the women made the first batch of dolls 22 inches tall, before scaling down their creations so that the project would be more financially sustainable. On average they make 30 dolls a month and are now preparing to distribute the second batch in March.Resources are limited in their casita-cum-workshop, which consists of just one sewing machine, plenty of newspapers to make patterns, a couple of tables for cutting and bags of dolls covering other available space. But the women say being low-tech is better because it forces them to be more creative.“I am learning almost everything: to cut, to sew on the machine, to make patterns, to plan and to keep improving,” Rosa Gil said.As well as employing only local workers, the project’s materials are sourced from local suppliers, including one woman who provides elastic from her closet-sized, unlit tiendita in San Pedro Las Huertas, just south of Antigua.Humber says that support from the local community has been remarkable: “Word travels fast on the coffee-bean grapevine, so I occasionally have little groups of women who will stop by, excited to see what we’re doing and eager to recruit themselves.”Humber is also planning to make toys for the boys of El Hato, which will be distributed alongside the dolls.“Rosa and I are currently negotiating with a local craftsman to make cup-and-ball games, trompos [tops with strings] and wooden cars and trucks, again, keeping in mind the culture, the environment and helping the local economy,” Humber said.Eventually, Humber plans to hold small-business workshops for the local community, and she says the most important thing is to give her employees the skills they need to start their own businesses, hire their own workforce and keep the project moving forward. Facebook Comments Related posts:Guatemala ex-President Alfonso Portillo pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy charges in New York Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina dismisses ‘spurious’ corruption case In Guatemala’s capital, little enthusiasm for country’s next president In Costa Rica visit, Guatemala president-elect Jimmy Morales reaffirms opposition to drug decriminalization read more
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