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first_imgThe Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the constitutionality of a New Brunswick law that ensnared a man who brought home a trunkload of beer and liquor from neighbouring Quebec.The unanimous high court decision Thursday effectively preserves the current trade regime, saying provinces have the power to enact laws that restrict commerce if there is another overriding purpose — in this case the desire to control the supply of alcohol within New Brunswick.In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and some liquor from three stores.Comeau was fined $240 and administrative fees under New Brunswick’s Liquor Control Act for being in possession of a large amount of alcohol he had not purchased through his province’s liquor corporation.The trial judge accepted Comeau’s argument the Liquor Control Act provision amounted to a trade barrier that violated Section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867.The Constitution Act section says, “All articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of any one of the provinces shall, from and after the union, be admitted free into each of the other provinces.”The New Brunswick attorney general was denied leave to challenge the trial judge’s decision in the provincial Court of Appeal, but the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, ultimately siding with the province.The ruling underscores a need to renegotiate last year’s interprovincial free-trade agreement, which contains pages of exemptions and creates secretive working groups, but fails to adequately address trade barriers, said Conservative MP John Nater.“Canadians recognize the economic benefits of reducing interprovincial trade barriers,” he said. “It should not be illegal to work or to transport legal products across provincial lines.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the interprovincial agreement “a significant step” towards full free trade within Canada.“We know there continue to be issues that will require further discussion with the provinces, but this is something that we’ve made significant progress on, and we will continue to.”Comeau, a 64-year-old retired power linesman, said he wasn’t entirely surprised by the Supreme Court decision.“I’m not really disappointed,” he said in Campbellton, N.B. “I’m not really sad. I got an answer to what the law is.”Comeau said he’s unlikely to continue buying beer in Quebec. “If it’s against the law, it’s against the law.”For Comeau, the case was simply about his right to stock up on cheaper suds. But for provinces and territories, business interests and economists, it was about whether the correct interpretation of the Constitution entailed full economic integration, potentially reshaping the federation.In its reasons, the Supreme Court said New Brunswick’s ability to exercise oversight over liquor supplies in the province “would be undermined if non-corporation liquor could flow freely across borders and out of the garages of bootleggers and home brewers.”The framers of the Constitution agreed that individual provinces needed to relinquish their tariff powers, the court said. In this vein, the historical context supports the view that Section 121 forbids imposition of tariffs — and tariff-like measures — that impose charges on goods crossing provincial boundaries.However, the historical evidence nowhere suggests that provinces would lose their power to legislate for the benefit of their constituents, even if that might affect interprovincial trade.“Section 121 does not impose absolute free trade across Canada,” the decision says.Rather, the historical and legislative context — and underlying constitutional principles — support a flexible view, “one that respects an appropriate balance between federal and provincial powers and allows legislatures room to achieve policy objectives that may have the incidental effect of burdening the passage of goods across provincial boundaries.”The decision confirms the authority of provinces to tax, price and regulate harmful products such as alcohol, tobacco and cannabis, said Rob Cunningham, a policy analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society.“From a public health perspective, the judgment is very positive.”Dan Paszkowski, president of the Canadian Vintners Association, is now hoping for signs of progress on trade liberalization in a forthcoming study being conducted under the terms of the Canadian trade agreement.“We are going to continue to work with that group to develop an interprovincial trade system for Canadian wine.”With files from Kevin Bissett and Teresa Wrightlast_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — The political drama around the SNC-Lavalin controversy continues, as the House of Commons justice committee held an emergency meeting Wednesday.MPs decided to launch an investigation into allegations the Prime Minister’s Office tried to pressure the former justice minister into helping the engineering firm to avoid criminal prosecution. The Liberal motion passed 5 to 4.A Liberal motion has passed 5-4 to launch an investigation into the SNC Lavalin affair. However the witness list put forward by the Libs leave off some important figures in this controversy including former Justice Minister @Puglaas #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) February 13, 2019RELATED: Vancouver-Granville MP resigns from cabinet amid scandalAhead of the meeting, Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt was putting pressure on the Liberals to pass the Opposition motion as is, so the committee can launch an investigation and call nine witnesses to testify.Conservative Lisa Raitt asked if they will call the Prime Minister to testify if the committee investigates. He is not currently on their list of witnesses. She says they have their list and they will see what happens. #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) February 13, 2019Those witnesses include top officials in the Prime Minister’s Office and former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. Wilson Raybould, a Vancouver MP, resigned from cabinet on Tuesday in the middle of this political storm.“If they defeat or they water it down in any way, it is nothing less than an admission of guilt,” said Raitt.Conservative Deputy Leader @lraitt makes the case for a Justice Committee investigation. Says if the Liberals truly believe the Prime Minister and his office did nothing wrong then they should pass the motion as is. Claims any watering down is an admission of guilt #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) February 13, 2019Raitt says all options are on the table to get answers, including a judicial inquiry.The witness list put forward by the Liberals in their motion left off some key players, including Wilson-Raybould.Speaking in Halifax, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer wouldn’t rule out contacting the RCMP. “All options are on the table. There’s an opportunity today for Liberal members of Parliament to do the right thing, support our efforts to shine the light of day.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied Wilson-Raybould was pressured to instruct the director of public prosecutions to negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin rather than pursue a criminal trial on charges of bribery and fraud related to the company’s efforts to secure government contracts in Libya.Trudeau says Wilson-Raybould never once spoke up if she felt there was any wrongdoing.He said the government followed all the rules. “If anyone felt differently, they had an obligation to raise that with me. No one, including Jody, did that.”RELATED: Trudeau ‘surprised’ by minister’s resignationNDP Leader Jagmeet Singh warns that if the Liberals shut the committee’s work down, it would send a dangerous signal to Canadians about the state of their democracy.Due to solicitor-client privilege, Wilson-Raybould is seeking legal advice on what she can say in public.Federal ethics commissioner Mario Dion has initiated his own investigation into the matter, specifically whether there’s been a violation of the Conflict of Interest Act.  – With files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgPelé, arguably the greatest footballer of all time, visited Nordoff Robbins last week to celebrate his Legend of Football Award, which was presented at the HMV Football Extravaganza (FE) in London.The FE, now in its 18th year raises funds for Nordoff Robbins. Taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London, the FE saw stars from the world of football and music come together to celebrate Pelé’s incredible career.Previous recipients of an award at the HMV Football Extravaganza, which recognises outstanding achievement in the world of football and contribution to the beautiful game, include Sir Bobby Robson (2001), Sir Alex Ferguson (2005), Eric Cantona (2010) and Jose Mourinho (2011). The 2012 event, in celebration of 20 years of the Premier League, recognised 5 players who had played more than 500 Premier League games. They were Sol Campbell, Ryan Giggs, Emile Heskey, David James, Frank Lampard and Gary Speed (who was awarded the honour posthumously).Whilst visiting Nordoff Robbins’ London Centre in Kentish Town today, Pelé met 13 year old Eduardo. Eduardo, who has autism, has been coming to Nordoff Robbins since he was 10 to help develop his confidence and communication skills. Eduardo was born in the UK, but both his parents are from Brazil.Pelé said: “I am honoured to be receiving the Legend of Football Award at the HMV Football Extravaganza. It feels special to be recognised at such a prestigious event.“I was privileged to see Nordoff Robbins’ work today and to meet Eduardo and his family and to learn what a positive difference music therapy has made to his life.”Brian McLaughlin, chairman of the Football Extravaganza event, said: “We are honoured to be presenting Pelé with the Legend of Football Award. He is without doubt the greatest footballer of all time and a man who remains at the centre of the beautiful game, where he is universally recognised, respected and revered in every corner of the globe.“The Football Extravaganza, now in its 18th year, is raising funds for Nordoff Robbins. Since its inception we have raised over £6 million, enabling the charity to provide music therapy across the UK to people who really need it – those who are vulnerable and isolated, giving them an opportunity to communicate and to be heard.”Paul McGowan, Chairman of HMV, said: “Surely, given his amazing talent on the pitch and his dedication to the game off the pitch, no-one could be more deserving of the title Legend of Football. We are proud to be able to be part of an event to honour Pelé and to have such a good cause to benefit from the evening.”Nordoff Robbins is the UK’s leading provider of music therapy services. Their trained network of music therapists work with people of all ages and with a range of conditions. They deliver over 50,000 music therapy sessions per year in care homes, day centres, hospitals, schools and their own centres. They are also developing a range of other music and health projects aimed at bringing music to more and more people in local communities.Source:Nordoff Robbinslast_img read more

first_imgToday, Omaze announced that it has reached $100 million in funds raised, supporting the work of nearly 400 charities around the world.Founded in 2012 by Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins, Omaze exists to help nonprofits create impact. Using a win-win model, the company connects donors, talent (celebrities) and brands to raise funds and awareness for charities. Omaze has launched nearly 700 campaigns across categories including entertainment, sports and music. Since founding, the company has partnered with charities working across women’s issues, children’s services, animal welfare, disaster relief, health and many more.“We’re really grateful for the generosity of the Omaze community, and the passion of our talent and cause partners in reaching this milestone,” said Matt Pohlson, CEO and co-founder of Omaze. “They’ve not only helped us raise $100 million. They’ve helped build an entirely new children’s hospice center in the UK through our partnership with Julia’s House. They’ve helped provide over 15,000 HIV tests provided for at-risk populations through our work with Broadway Cares. They’ve empowered one of our winners who went on to launch her own nonprofit. And there are so many more examples. We’re incredibly lucky to see the results of our work everyday through the dedication of everyone we’ve partnered with to get here.”By offering the chance to win a walk on role in Star Wars, wine tasting with Jennifer Lawrence, or a custom made Aston Martin with just $10, new audiences are engaged that may not otherwise be contributing to these critical causes. These campaigns have inspired donations from more than 180 countries, and this type of reach creates entirely new streams of income for charities that can be immediately put to use. As stated by one of these nonprofit partners, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles:“We’re a health care provider first and foremost. Roughly one thousand patients walk through our doors every day, and caring for them is our primary job,” said Dinah Stephens, Senior Director of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. “Partnering with an organization like Omaze allows us to tap into opportunities and fundraising potential in a way that’s minimally staff intensive, letting us keep our focus and our resources where they are needed most.”This model works because Omaze is uniquely positioned to tap into today’s cultural moments and create meaning around them. Proven by campaigns like those supporting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, Omaze fills a unique need for talent and brands to be a part of something meaningful and to engage their audiences around it. Looking forward, Omaze aims to harness that energy and enthusiasm to see its long-term vision come to life – a world where every audience creates impact.The future of the company is based on continuing to challenge conventional thinking around what’s possible in fundraising. In the past year Omaze completed a $12 million Series B round led by FirstMark Capital, which supported the expansion of in-house tech, data science, social media and content capabilities. These investments allowed Omaze to scale the services it believes drive the most value to donors. This includes deepening partnerships within the film, tv, music and sports verticals, expanding into new areas with food, travel, gaming, authors, and business leaders, and launching a brand partnership practice.Reaching $100 million is the first big milestone in the company’s quest to make giving effortless and rewarding, creating a world in which nonprofits focus on what they do best – serving their mission.last_img read more

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN National NewsOfficials with the friendship centre in Val d’Or told the Quebec inquiry that the province is really late in the game when it comes to gathering information it needs to help Indigenous peoples.An inquiry is currently underway in Val d’Or, 525 km northwest of Montreal that is examining the relationship between certain public services and First Nation, Metis and Inuit people.drochette@aptn.calast_img

Rabat – French security officials prohibited a Royal Air Maroc (RAM) plane from taking off at the Montpellier airportin Southern France, following an alert indicating the presence of an explosive device on board Monday, May 29.French authorities received an alert from an unknown source indicating the presence of a bomb on an airplane flying from Montpellier to a North African country.Investigations carried out by the French services indicated that the only plane that met the descriptions given by the anonymous source was Royal Air Maroc’s “AT 795” which was scheduled to take off at 12:25 pm for Casablanca, informed local news website le360. The plane was then prevented from taking off from the airport by French security officials, according to the website.The 58 passengers on board were evacuated from the plane and the French gendarmerie, accompanied by trained dogs, examined the plane, explained the same source. It added that no evidence of the presence of any explosive device was found.Having ensured that the plane was free of explosives, French authorities allowed the flight to proceed between the Montpelier airport and Casablanca, where it landed  at 5:20 pm, three hours late.An investigation was opened by the French authority services to identify the source of the false alert. read more

The illness has been reported in schools in the capital, Luanda, and in other Angolan provinces, WHO reported today. Sufferers have experienced vomiting, headaches, sore throats, eye irritation, coughing, breathing difficulties and, in some cases, fainting.No deaths have been reported so far and the symptoms often stop within a few hours of the illness first striking.In a statement WHO said that “although the cause of these outbreaks still remains unknown, this may be related to exposure to irritant chemicals.”The agency team – comprising an epidemiologist, a pharmacologist/toxicologist and laboratory specialists – will assist the Angolan Government to investigate the outbreaks and suggest measures for preventing further occurrences.“This is complex work and WHO is consulting with experts and specialized institutions from other countries to explore ideas on appropriate lines of investigation,” the statement noted. 15 August 2011The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has dispatched a team of experts to Angola to help local authorities probe an outbreak of a mysterious but apparently non-fatal illness afflicting schoolchildren in the African nation. read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedICC urges higher pay to stop women leaving cricketOctober 12, 2017In “latest news”Windies Women to have WC preparation camp in EnglandJanuary 9, 2017In “latest news”Windies gain automatic qualification for T20 World CupJanuary 2, 2019In “latest news” LONDON, England – West Indies Women will be vying for a winner’s cheque of US$660,000 when they open their campaign in the ICC Women’s World Cup which bowls off Saturday.KOLKATA, INDIA – APRIL 03: West Indies celebrate their teams win over Australia during the Women’s ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 Final between Australia and West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016 in Kolkata, India. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)The top prize is part of an overall tournament bounty of $2 million which, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC), is 10 times the amount on offer at the last World Cup in India four years ago.The losing finalists will walk away with a handy $330,000, with the losing semi-finalists each pocketing $165,000.Teams bowing out at the group stage will still collect $30,000 each with each preliminary round win rewarded with $20,000.West Indies Women enter the June 24 to July 23 tournament as one of the favourites following their capture of last year’s Twenty20 World Cup in India.They have also excelled in the 50-overs format, reaching the final of the 2013 World Cup and also finishing fourth in the ICC Championship last year to be one of four teams to earn automatic qualification for the pending tournament.The Caribbean side has had a rough last three weeks, however, losing all their unofficial warm-up games.They play their first official ICC warm-up against Pakistan in Leicester today before taking on South Africa in their final warm-up in Oakham.West Indies open their preliminary campaign with a rematch of the 2013 final against reigning champions Australia in Taunton. (Jamaica Observer) read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIndia beat West Indies by 224 runs in 4th ODIOctober 29, 2018In “Sports”India beat West Indies by five wickets in 1st T20November 4, 2018In “latest news”India beat West Indies, clinch ODI series 3-1November 1, 2018In “Sports” West Indies batsman Shai Hope plays a shot during the second one day international (ODI) cricket match between India and West Indies at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on October 24, 2018. (Photo: AFP)VISAKHAPATNAM, India (AFP) — Centurion Shai Hope hit a last-ball boundary to help West Indies tie the second one-day international against India despite Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s dazzling 157 on Wednesday.Needing five runs on the final ball to chase down West Indies’ target of 322, Hope — who made a total of 123 — got four off Indian paceman Umesh Yadav as the tourists ended on 321-7 in their 50 overs.Earlier Kohli became the quickest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs on his way to his second successive century and help India amass 321-6 after electing to bat first. The hosts lead the five-match series 1-0.Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed three wickets in what turned out to be the second tied game between the two sides.The West Indies were in trouble at 78-3 when Hope infused life into their chase and put on 143 runs for the fourth wicket with Shimron Hetmyer, who blasted 94 off 64 deliveries.The left-handed Hetmyer, who came into the match on the back of his 106 in the West Indies’ opening loss, smashed four fours and seven sixes to unsettle the Indian bowlers.Hetmyer though fell short of what would have been his fourth ODI ton after top edging one of Yuzvendra Chahal’s leg spinners to get caught by Kohli at cover.Hope then kept his calm to put together another 47-run crucial partnership with skipper Jason Holder to nearly pull off victory for the West Indies.Hope, who registered his second ODI ton, kept chipping away despite some tight bowling by the Indian pacemen and Holder’s run out.But the day belonged to Kohli who reached 10,000 runs in his 205th innings as he surpassed fellow batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10,000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001.Kohli’s heroics that came at the back of his 140 in India’s opening win on Sunday.Nicknamed “King Kohli”, the prolific run-getter was dropped on 44 by his opposite number Jason Holder off debutant Obed McCoy and made full use of the reprieve.He put on 139 runs for the third wicket with Ambati Rayudu, who made 73.Rayudu took stock along with Kohli after India lost their openers for 40 as the batting duo rebuilt the innings and counter-attack. Rayudu was bowled by spinner Ashley Nurse.It was an all Kohli show after that, with the star batsman hitting 13 fours and four sixes to take the steam out of the West Indies bowling attack.Kohli took a single off Nurse to eclipse the 10,000-run mark, before going on to score a hundred with a boundary off Marlon Samuels.He also got past 1,000 ODI runs in just 11 matches this year.McCoy cleaned up Mahendra Singh Dhoni for 20 to claim his first ODI wicket and ended up with two scalps. Nurse was the pick of the West Indies bowlers with his figures of 2-46.The third match is slated for Saturday in Pune. read more

first_imgIT’S A MAD world out there.And to help bring you all the bonkers with minimum hassle, has sifted through the world’s most bizarre news stories this week in order to bring you the cream of the crazy.A bingo hall brawl has led to two women injured and six banned for life in Devon, England. Chairs were thrown as a mass scuffle broke out, with one on-looker describing the bingo-related incident as “vicious”.  (Mirror)A fire in a sugar factory sent a 30,000 ton river of caramel into a nearby town in southern Brazil. The warehouse fire sent molten liquid running down into Santa Adelia and its environs. Firefighters worked for 75 hours to extinguish the blaze, while barriers of earth were mounted to protect the town from being engulfed by the sweet, sweet syrup. (Mirror) Source: NBell NBellA mobile phone saved a man’s life in Orlando, Florida. The HTC took the full impact of a bullet fired at the man’s abdomen during an attempted robbery of a petrol station – giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “smartphone”.  (Telegraph)Loose glass eyes and runaway dentures have been used as sick day excuses, according to a new study. The research, undertaken by jobs website CareerBuilder, revealed that one third of respondents used sick days because they “didn’t feel like going to work”.  Fair enough. (Yahoo) Source: MoonCostumeA Texan has survived being hit by lightning twice. Casey Wagner, a dirt bike enthusiast, was struck by lightning twice in the one storm at an off-road competition. Wagner has stated that he “plans to start going to church more”. (AP)A California hot sauce factory is making locals weep. Strong chilli odours from the sriracha plant have led to residents complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches. That’s a spicy meatball! ( Source: Genius7277And finally – a squirrel is to blame for bicycle vandalism in Iowa, evidence shows. Authorities at Iowa Lakes Community College say the critter chewed through two tires, a bicycle seat, a headlight and a taillight in the span of a two day vandalism binge. A professor came forward with photos to prove the squirrel was behind the damage. He is reportedly now parking his bicycle indoors. (Yahoo)Read: Weird Wide Web – self-driving cars, printed weapons and is the NSA watching you?Read: Dell users complain that some laptops “smell of cat wee”last_img read more

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tributes paid to Ranelagh restaurant manager who died in Spain Keith Lawless ran Dillingers restaurant in Ranelagh. 16 Comments Feb 7th 2017, 10:55 AM By Cliodhna Russell Others posting on social media praised Lawless as a “very special person”, “a gent” and a “tremendous friend”.One commented: “What an amazing soul…. An example for others to follow”.Friends of Lawless have set up a crowdfunding page to raise the money to bring him home, and are just over a quarter of the way to their target.It’s understood that he became ill after he was separated from friends while on holiday.A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs told that the government is aware of the case and the department is providing consular assistance to the Lawless’ family.With reporting from Sean Murray.Read: Man found with explosives on bus in Dublin is jailed for 7 years> Source: StreetSmart Ireland/Twitter Share17 Tweet Email2 Keith Lawless Source: Dillingers via TwitterUpdated 10.55am 7/2/17TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to Keith Lawless, an Irishman who died in Barcelona, Spain after falling ill on Saturday night.Lawless ran Dillinger’s restaurant in Ranelagh in Dublin, and the venue’s social media account led online tributes to the 44-year-old.They posted:RIP Keith Richard Lawless. Our colleague, a son, a brother, a father and friend to many. Legend.center_img RIP Keith Lawless… It’s with shock and saddness we offer our condolences to Keith’s family and all the staff of…— StreetSmart Ireland (@StreetSmart_ie) February 6, 2017 Everyone at Ranelagh Gaels passes on our sympathies to the familiy and loved ones of Keith Lawless, who ran Dillinger’s, who died recently.— Ranelagh Gaels GAA (@ranelaghgaels) February 7, 2017 Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 10:55 AM Source: Ranelagh Gaels GAA/Twitter Short URL 73,468 Views last_img read more

first_imgThe Chartered Institute of Legal Executives has launched a new table tennis workplace wellbeing initiative for its 140 onsite staff.The awarding body and professional association for lawyers and legal professionals introduced the scheme with the support of Table Tennis England. It plans to run regular competitions to increase employee involvement in the initiative.The association runs a number of schemes to enhance the wellbeing of its staff, including lunchtime yogalates classes and a weekly after-work running club. As of next week, it will also offer employees the opportunity to take part in a four-week programme of self defense sessions.The association also takes part in the Workplace Challenge scheme, which involves a number of sporting activities and competitions. Rowing and golf are among the activities that staff have taken part in thus far, with a tennis challenge currently underway.Mandie Lavin, chief executive of The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, said: “We believe that offering our employees something fun and active to do during their breaks will benefit both the individual and the business down the line.“We are passionate about staff wellbeing and support ideas that enhance the working environment for our employees.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Sterling Highway is now open while the Skilak Lake Road remains closed. Construction will resume on the highway and pilot cars and flaggers will be used in these areas. Continue to drive with caution in the fire area. Minimal fire activity with isolated pockets of torching with some surface fire was reported on the fire line yesterday. Similar fire behavior is expected for today’s operations. Yesterday, a new fire progression map was made. Note, that the acreage on that map was not updated to our current 162,328. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 6:55am:Last night an infrared flight was flown. This flight indicated an increase in 149 acres. The Swan Lake Fire in now 162,328 acres. Original Post: 6am: The Swan Lake Fire remains at 162,179 acres with 719 personnel assigned, and at 29% containment. Firefighters are utilizing the overnight moisture to assist in mop up operations to further contain the fire. Dan Nelson, Incident Manager with the Kenai Peninsula Borough: “Make sure that you are ready to evacuate or take action as needed. However, this shows a good significant shift in fire behavior, and it  show that the crews have made good progress in getting those areas contained.”  Chainsaw and mop up operations are being conducted on the southwest side near Sterling to clean up tree debris along the fires edge from past wind events, so be aware when driving through the area. Travelers will see smoke and downed trees while passing through the fire area. Fire crews may also be working along the road cleaning up trees that have fallen so drivers are encouraged to drive safely and remain alert. The reduced fire activity allows firefighters to build line closer to the fire’s edge, south of Resurrection Pass Trail. The priority is to reduce potential fire spread toward Cooper Landing, if fire activity picks up again. Chipping operations will continue in the Cooper Landing area to reduce slash and larger debris material.A joint community meeting was held in both Sterling and Cooper Landing last night to update the  residents on the current status of the fire and the downgrade of evacuation status for both communities. All restrictions for outdoor activities due to air quality, and activity related travel between Sterling and Cooper Landing on Sterling Highway were removed effective on Tuesday for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Cooper Landing School will reopen Wednesday on a normal schedule. In a letter from the district, thank you to everyone for your patience throughout the past 14 days while these restrictions were in place for student and staff safety.last_img read more

first_imgAsifabad: Complete the construction of individual sanitary latrines (ISL) before the end of July, District Collector Rajiv Gandhi Hanumanthu directed the district officials and special officers at a review meeting on Haritha Haram and ISLs at the Collector’s conference hall here on Tuesday.Speaking on the occasion, the Collector instructed the special officers to focus on the works in their respective mandals and to clear all pending works before the end of July. In Asifabad district, out of the total 53,930 ISLs, 39,307 were constructed so far and 14,602 are pending, he said. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Hanumanthu also instructed the officials concerned to fulfil their target of Haritha Haram programme in their respective areas and to provide saplings from forest nurseries. They were also told to geotag each and every sapling and to appoint Vana Sevakulu in each village. He directed the Panchayat secretaries to find unemployed youth to appoint as Vana Sevakulu and the government will pay Rs 5 to each plant. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us The district officials were also instructed to collect saplings form nurseries and to plant them near the compound wall of schools, SC, ST, BC and Tribal Welfare hostels and on both sides of the roads. Forest officer Laxman Ranjeet Naik, DRDA PD Venkatesh Shailesh, MPDOs and special officers attended the review meeting.last_img read more

first_imgDubbak: Mandal agriculture officer Praveen Kumar said the fall armyworm has invaded the maize crop and farmers should spray pesticide well before. He conducted an awareness programme about the pest to the farmers, here at Raghothampalli village on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that they have been observing the impact of the pest in the mandal for the last two days. He said farmers should utilise the pesticide prescribed by the agriculture staff. Sarpanch of the village Devi Reddy, MPTC P Lakshmi Goud, convener of the farmers coordination committee Narsimhulu, AEOs Santhosh and Asma were present.last_img

first_imgTalabkatta: Yakutpura MLA Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri along with Deputy MRO Charminar and MLC Mirza Riyaz-ul-Hassan Effendi distributed Shaadi Mubarak and Kalyan Lakshmi cheques among beneficiaries of his constituency at Shahjahan Function Hall in Talabkatta on Monday. A total of 139 cheques and sum of Rs 1.31 crore were distributed to the beneficiaries. Corporators Nasreen Sultana (Talabchanchalam), Sameena Begum (Kurmaguda) and other party leaders were present.last_img

first_imgUnder the leadership of its new Indian-American CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has overtaken oil giant Exxon Mobil to become the world’s second most valuable company after iPhone maker Apple Inc.Nadella restructured Microsoft that has been struggling with the declining market in personal computers to focus on cloud services and mobile technology while cutting jobs and company expenses, Tech Times reported.The effort has resulted in stock surges with Microsoft now the second most valuable company in the world, it said.Exxon’s stock currently has a market capitalization of $402.66bn, down from $483.1bn earlier this year.In May, the total market value of Microsoft was $343.8bn but it shares closed at $49.58 on Nov 14, giving it a corresponding market value of $408.7 billion, exceeding that of Exxon’s which has fallen by more than 6 percent because of plummeting oil prices.Although Microsoft has obviously done better compared with other tech stalwarts Oracle, IBM and Hewlett-Packard, it continues to face the challenges of Apple’s dominance, Tech Times said.In the mobile industry, people refer to the company’s Surface tablets as “iPads” and even “knockoff iPads,” it noted.Forbes latest list of the world’s most valuable brand is dominated by tech giants with tech companies Apple, Microsoft and Google getting the top three spots followed by Coca-Cola and IBM ranking fourth and fifth respectively, Tech Times noted.last_img read more

first_imgThe singer was gracious with fans | Photo: YouTube/Calvin Harris The singer Kehlani has been out for years, but recently on Twitter, she experienced a moment of learning. It’s something that’s good for everyone to remember — even those who have been part of the community for years. GAYSTARNEWS- A common misconception about bisexuality is that is strictly means attraction to two genders and two alone. In reality, bi simply means two or more.The same user also pointed out that singling out trans and intersex people has bad implications.They said: ‘also the addition of attraction to trans people sugggests that they’re in a separate category than their gender (same problem w intersex ppl) and that…. leaves a bad taste even tho i know that was not your point i think the wording in this comes off poorly.’Rather than taking offense, Kehlani welcomed the discussion.ahhhh that makes HELLA SENSE!!!! i totally get it. wasn’t my intention at all but it’s so important! thank you for this!— Kehlani (@Kehlani) April 23, 2018She also explained why she deleted her original tweet. Then she added she always wants to be corrected and learn more.i retracted my queer tweet because i am being corrected about the way in which i listed the gender spectrum and i’m super super sensitive to being offensive especially when i’m only trying to appreciate. point is, i love love, and that love lies in every gender there is. — Kehlani (@Kehlani) April 23, 2018 Kehlani donates $50,000 to LGBTQ centers across AmericaIcons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsPanic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie invites Hayley Kiyoko onstage for duetRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img i always want to be corrected & educated when i am wrong. if i tweet something any form of incorrect, please let me know because i have a massive responsibility by having a platform.— Kehlani (@Kehlani) April 23, 2018 She recently wowed fans with her performance — and surprise kiss — with Demi Lovato, but it didn’t stop them from reminding her what LGBTQ terms really mean.On 22 April, she tweeted: ‘cuz i keep geddin asked.. i’m queer. not bi, not straight. i’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non binary people, intersex people, trans people. lil poly pansexual papi hello good morning. does that answer your questions?’She since deleted the tweet but the words comes courtesy of The Fader.Conflating queer and biFans particularly took issue with Kehlani saying she wasn’t bisexual, yet describing a definition of bisexuality that many people use.There is nothing wrong with identifying as queer, and it’s a term many people are increasingly becoming more comfortable with, especially younger members of the community.However, people who responded to her specifically spoke out about bi fully encapsulates that description tho. you don’t have to go by any one label but it’s wrong to insinuate that the label of bi somehow isn’t inclusive or ~queer~ enough in its own right— aspie wondergirl (@rachusdwarfus) April 22, 2018One user, @Linawilso, explained: ‘u can identify however u want ofc but when you say things like “not bi” then describe exactly the attraction a bi person feels it can make people who don’t really kno wht bi means think that nb and intersex people arent included in tht attraction.’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. 18:39Accident in NewcastleReports of slow traffic due to accident on A52 Rycroft near A53 King Street / A527 Barracks Road. 17:58More delays on the A500Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. Travel time is four minutes. 17:38Slow traffic in Joiners SquareVery slow traffic on A52 Leek Road around A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square). 17:1620 minute delays now on D-RoadVery slow traffic on A500 D Road Northbound between A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange) and A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout). Travel time is around 20 minutes. 16:33Seven minute delays on the D-RoadQueueing traffic on A500 Queensway Southbound before A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout). Travel time is seven minutes. 16:30Slow traffic on Etruria RoadSlow traffic on A53 Etruria Road Eastbound at A500 D Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout).Heading down Basford Bank. 16:10Busy on A50Heavy traffic on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). 16:10Surface water causing problems on motorwaySlow traffic on M6 Northbound after Keele Services.Surface water not helping driving conditions. 15:33Accident in LongportA5271 Station Street in both directions partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident, two cars involved at Scott Lidgett Road / Station Street.The accident is near to Longport Methodist Church. 15:29Accident in StaffordReports of accident on Aston Bank near Seighford Road. Traffic is coping well.The accident is reported to be on the stretch between Doxey and Derrington. 15:01Stoke Highways out repairing roads…A before and after of a repair carried out today at Knypersley Road. Working to improve the city’s roads ��#TransformationTuesday— Stoke Highways (@stokehighways) April 24, 201814:59Bucknall Road getting busier…Bucknall Road inbound busy but moving from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre. Travel time is four minutes. 14:55Accident on M6Heavy traffic and one lane closed due to accident on M6 Northbound between J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) and J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe).Lane one (of three) is closed. 14:02A34 partially blocked by overturned tractor trailerThe accident has taken place just north of Stone. More here.13:53Overturned tractor trailer on A34Slow traffic and partially blocked due to overturned tractor trailer on A34 The Fillybrooks at B5027 Newcastle Road.A tractor trailer has overturned on the roundabout by the BP Garage.13:27Broken down lorry causing delaysM6 Northbound entry slip road partially blocked due to broken down lorry at J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.Lorry has broken down at the end of the entry slip. This is as you head from the roundabout down towards the main carriageway.13:14One lane shut on M6 due to emergency repairsOne lane closed due to emergency repairs on M6 Northbound between Keele Services and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of three) is closed. Keele Services is located between J15 and J16. 12:01Motorist caught going at 102mph on M6 – because he wanted to pick up football ticketsThe driver said he was on the way to Liverpool to pick up his football tickets. More here. 11:40Slow traffic around Crewe Green roundaboutA534 Haslington Bypass busy but moving before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout). 11:20Three men charged following burglariesThe men were stopped by police following the burglaries in Rode Heath. More here.09:43Woman killed her own mother through neglect – after leaving her sitting in a chair for one year Linda Farr, from Hanley, has been handed a suspended prison sentence. More here. 08:33Slow traffic at Crewe Green roundaboutA534 Haslington Bypass busy but moving before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).08:17Heavy traffic on the A50 Heavy traffic on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). Travel time is eight minutes. 08:05Heavy traffic on the M6Heavy traffic on M6 Northbound around J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe). In the roadworks area.Within the smart motorway works.07:49Congestion on the A500 heading into the cityUsual congestion on A500 Queensway Southbound before A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout). Travel time is four minutes. (Image: Inrix)07:43Slow traffic on the M6 Northbound in CheshireSlow traffic on M6 Northbound around J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Within the smart motorway works. (Image: Inrix)07:41Slip road clearedThe broken down vehicle on the entry sliproad of the M6 at junction 18 has been cleared, according to traffic data compant INRIX.07:37Usual heavy traffic on the A50 heading into the cityHeavy traffic on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). (Image: Inrix)07:28Heavy traffic on the A500Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. Travel time is eight minutes. (Image: Inrix)07:16M6 slip road partially blockedM6 Southbound entry slip road partially blocked due to broken down car at J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.Breakdown has occurred at the end of the entry slip. This is as you head from the roundabout down towards the main carriageway within the smart motorway works. (Image: Inrix)last_img read more

first_imgReference1. Ganz P.A., Cecchini R.S., White J.R., et al. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in NRG oncology/NSABP B-39/RTOG 0413: A randomized phase III study of conventional whole breast irradiation (WBI) versus partial breast irradiation (PBI) in stage 0, I, or II breast cancer. Presented at ASCO 2019. J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl; abstr 508) FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. May 20, 2019 — Partial breast irradiation produces similar long-term survival rates and risk for recurrence compared with whole breast irradiation for many women with low-risk, early-stage breast cancer, according to new clinical data. The data was derived from a national clinical trial involving researchers from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).This randomized, phase 3 study compared whole breast irradiation with partial breast irradiation in a large group of women with stage 0, 1 or 2 breast cancer. More than 4,200 patients were enrolled in the trial as part of NRG Oncology cooperative group clinical trial.Study results showed that while partial breast irradiation does not produce equivalent cancer control for all breast cancer patients with stage 0, 1 and 2 disease, it should still be considered as an alternative for women with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) and early-stage breast cancers deemed “low risk,” based on other tumor characteristics.When looking at the entire study population, women who received partial breast irradiation experienced a 4.6 percent recurrence rate. Those who underwent whole breast irradiation experienced at 3.9 percent rate of recurrence. Toxicity from treatment was similar, as well as the risk for secondary cancers.However, researchers also looked at how this played out in subsegments of the population and found that rates of recurrence were nearly identical for women with DCIS, regardless of whether they received whole or partial breast irradiation. This was also true for women with breast cancer classified as low-risk, based on the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) clinical guidelines.Researchers showed that in this subsegment of breast cancer patients, the likelihood of recurrence 10 years post-treatment was very low overall and almost identical between women who received whole breast irradiation (2.3 percent) and partial breast irradiation (2.7 percent).Julia White, M.D., co-principal investigator of the national trial and head of breast radiation oncology at the OSUCCC – James said this is very important because it reduces the burden of care for women who can still achieve cancer control with fewer treatments, over a shorter period of time.“A significant portion of the breast cancer patient population nationally – about 25,000 to 30,000 women — would qualify for partial breast irradiation. This is tremendously important because it allows us to give women the right amount of treatment for her disease, and potentially allowing better access to effective breast conservation for those who live far from a radiation facility. Partial breast irradiation can also be delivered in five consecutive days versus whole breast, which can involve four to six consecutive weeks of multi-day treatment. There is no denying that the five day treatment is less costly and disruptive to life,” said White.At the OSUCCC – James, breast radiation is also delivered in the face down (prone) position to reduce radiation exposure in the chest wall, which has been linked to increased risk of heart and lung disease post cancer treatment.Data from this NRG Oncology study will be presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, May 31-June 4 in Chicago.Watch the VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast CancerFor more information: News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Radiation Therapy | May 20, 2019 Partial Breast Irradiation Effective, Convenient Treatment Option for Low-Risk Breast Cancer New clinical data shows certain patients get similar results with five days of consecutive targeted treatment versus four to six weeks News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Content The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read morelast_img read more