Italy’s ENI targets 3.5 per cent production growth a year

MILAN — Italian energy giant ENI says it will increase oil and gas production by 3.5 per cent a year over its new 2019-2022 business plan, in line with the prior four years.ENI CEO Claudio Descalzi said Friday that production growth would be supported by ramp-ups of existing projects and startups that target 2.5 million barrels of new resources from 140 new wells. Investment in exploration is forecast to reach 3.5 billion euros ($4 billion).By 2022, 18 new startups will contribute 660,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day and the expansion of existing fields will reach 290,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. More than a third of the new production will come from the Middle East, Norway and Mexico.Descalzi said ENI’s upstream business will be carbon neutral by 2030.The Associated Press read more

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Five free career tools all alumni should use

Kara Renaud, Resource Coordinator & Faculty Liaison with Brock University Career Services, shares important career tools available to alumni. Connect with employers and identify postgraduate opportunities on Nov. 5, 2013Drop by the Ian D. Beddis Gym on Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Career and Postgraduate Expo, featuring approximately 100 postgraduate institutions, employers and non-profit organizations.Come to this trade-show style event and learn about full and part-time employment, postgraduate education, international opportunities, professional development and volunteer positions. The Career and Postgraduate Expo (Fall), Spring Into Summer Job Fair (Winter) and other networking events are available throughout the Fall and Winter terms. Visit CareerZone for more information.Bookmark the Career Services blogVisit the Career Services blog for information on a variety of topics, from interview tips to applying to working abroad. Blogging4jobs.com named the site to its Top 10 list of university and college career services blogs. Brock was the only Canadian university alongside institutions such as Harvard and Dartmouth. The blog has received over 35,000 hits since its inception in summer 2011.Alumni can also use resources at Career Services at any time throughout their career developmentOnline Resource Centre coming soonIs your resume structured properly? Did you struggle writing your last cover letter? Informative handouts such as resume, cover letter templates, job search tips and career resource lists will soon be accessible on CareerZone. Additionally, you can view program specific resume samples and career assessments so you are accurately representing yourself to employers.Share and grow as an alumni mentorMentorship provides a great opportunity to reconnect with Brock, develop leadership and networking skills in addition to learning new and innovative techniques from students currently studying in your field. You had to figure out life after Brock, now you can help a senior student get on the path to success as a Career Mentor.How to Write a CV workshop launchedDo you need a CV and a resumé? “How to Write a CV” is new to our lineup of online workshops. It provides helpful information on what is included in a CV, what careers require them and how a CV differs from a resumé.  Check out CareerZone for details. read more

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Airline industry experiencing better year than expected

by News Staff Posted Oct 1, 2012 9:55 am MDT Airline industry experiencing better year than expected AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email airlines|business 2012 is turning out to be a better year than expected for the global airline industry. Company mergers and higher air fares have helped offset rising costs. The airline industry is forecast to earn $4.1-billion this year, a billion more than forecast in June but it’s still less than half what was achieved in 2011. Carriers in Asia and the U.S. have posted improved results over the summer, according to the International Air Transport Association. The industry has been reshaping itself this year, with more amalgamations and lower capacity, keeping ticket prices higher offsetting higher fuel prices and lower demand.     Carriers have been cautious with the number of seats available with passenger traffic increasing 1.5 per cent ahead of capacity for the first eight months of the year.   European airlines are expected to lose money this year due to the debt crisis with more red ink forecast for 2013. read more

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New student group strives for equality

Keely Grossman knows all about the need to break down barriers for equality.Grossman, a third-year Child and Youth Studies student, came to Brock University with the same excitement and enthusiasm shared by most first-year students.Grossman is a friendly, energetic, outgoing student who also happens to be visually impaired. She doesn’t view being ‘blind’ as a barrier and doesn’t understand why it makes some people uncomfortable.“I’ve had to deal with so many people who think they have to ‘take care of me.’ I’m a pretty independent person, but most of the time, assumptions are made without ever asking me what I need or what I am capable of,” she says.It is situations like this that motivated Grossman to create the newly ratified student group Awareness Breaks Limits for Equality (ABLE).“I want everyone to realize that each of us can accomplish our goals regardless of ability, because there is no Dis in Ability,” says Grossman.Through this week’s activities, we are hoping to raise awareness and decrease discriminatory behaviour and stigmas surrounding disabilities.The group is comprised of able-bodied students, as well as those with dis/abilities.“Our goal is to provide awareness and education about dis/ability issues to create greater equality and inclusion at Brock University,” says Grossman.To celebrate the formation of ABLE, the group launched DIS/ABILITY Awareness Week at Brock starting March 1.“Through this week’s activities, we are hoping to raise awareness and decrease discriminatory behaviour and stigmas surrounding disabilities,” says Grossman.Disability, accessibility and inclusion are human rights issues, says Christopher Lytle, Brock University’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Coordinator.“This is a fairly new precedent which has been set by disabled peoples organizations motivated to see perceptions and ideologies change. With the launch of ABLE, I am glad to see that young people with disabilities are equally motivated towards the promotion of disability, accessibility and inclusion at Brock.”The awareness week begins with a social media and on-campus campaign challenging students to pledge to help raise awareness about the hurtfulness of the R-word.Tuesday, March 1 is Service Dog Awareness Day. From 3-5 p.m. in Kenmore Centre, students can learn more about the work of service dogs by hearing from individuals who train them as puppies.On Thursday, March 3 ABLE will be hosting an Accessibility Forum about campus accessibility and how it can be improved. Child and Youth Studies Professor John McNamara will help set the tone by presenting on physical and invisible dis/abilities. It is from 1-2 p.m. in WH207.For more information or to RSVP to these events please contact ABLE via facebook at A B L E Awareness Breaks Limits For Equality.Twitter: @ABLE4Equality ?#?ABLEBrockU #?NoDISinABILITY read more

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Mens basketball NCAAcoms Joe Boozell breaks down Ohio States hire of Chris

Holtmann speaks at his introductory press conference. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterOhio State introduced Chris Holtmann as its new men’s basketball coach Monday, the last domino to fall in the hiring process. As the former Butler coach enters the early stages of his efforts to revitalize the Buckeyes, The Lantern spoke with Joe Boozell, the lead college basketball writer for Turner Sports’ NCAA.com, to break down the hiring and talk about what Ohio State fans can expect on the court next season. Boozell also graduated from Butler, so he has watched the team at length. In fact, his senior year was Holtmann’s first as head coach, and he offered a personal anecdote about Holtmann. The conversation has been edited for clarity and length. The Lantern: When you heard that Ohio State fired Thad Matta, did you think of Holtmann right away as a potential target? Joe Boozell: Yeah, definitely. I had an idea of jobs that he might leave for, and I knew Ohio State was one of them. When Indiana opened, about a month beforehand, I figured he might be a candidate but I also thought they might shoot a bit higher. They got Archie Miller, who I think is similar to Holtmann, but he’s just done what he’s done for a longer period of time than Holtmann has. So, yeah, I wasn’t surprised, and frankly, I was a little worried (he might leave Butler) when Ohio State opened up. TL: What do you remember about Holtmann’s early career? JB: There was the gap year between (current Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens) and Holtmann with Brandon Miller, and that was the worst year Butler has had in a long time. I think they won like four Big East games. It was also their first year in the Big East. Then Miller had to leave because of health concerns, and Holtmann was hired out of necessity. He wasn’t anyone’s choice to take over. No one had high hopes for his first season after they won four Big East games the year before, no one was projecting them to make the tournament. They got Roosevelt Jones back, who was their best player who redshirted the year before because of injury, and then they just took off. I think they got a No. 6 seed in the tournament that year. TL: What qualities about Holtmann as a person stand out? JB: To me, he always struck me as Brad Stevens-lite, and I mean that to be a compliment. He’s just a super nice guy. I have a fun anecdote. Butler has a Starbucks on campus. It’s a small campus, and that’s like the only restaurant there. Everybody was in line. It was during finals week, and Holtmann was there and he decided to buy every student their Starbucks that day. That’s just the kind of guy he was. That speaks to his character. Also, Butler has had a lot of tragedy in the Butler basketball family. There was the Andrew Smith death; he was on those Final Four teams. A former staffer’s infant son died. And Holtmann, he’s not really an insider in the fact that he didn’t play for Butler and he was new to the school, but everyone spoke so highly of how he handled those situations. He was there for all the families and for all the people who needed to grieve. You couldn’t find a person who said a negative thing about him.Butler head coach Chris Holtmann celebrates after Butler’s 71-61 victory over Texas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at PNC Arena on March 17, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. Credit: Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/TNSTL: What qualities as a coach stand out? JB: He’s a great X’s and O’s coach. He might wow you with recruiting at Ohio State, but at Butler, he recruited three- and four-star guys that usually outperformed their star ranking. And I think my biggest thing about Holtmann, the best thing, is that he doesn’t really have one tangible weakness. He is just very competent in every area. I don’t remember a game as an alumni walking away after a loss thinking they lost this game because of Holtmann. It sounds simple, but I think that’s something really good to have as a coach.He’s definitely willing to embrace the small-ball movement. He loves to have a stretch power forward. He loves to have at least four shooters on the floor. I think he’s one of the best after-the-timeout coaches. When I referred to him as Stevens-lite earlier, whenever Butler called a timeout in the second half of a close game, I always felt good about what was going to come out of that possession. He’ll fit his style to his personnel, and while it may not be very good that first year, I can’t say enough good things about him. One thing that stands out is the guys he recruits, like Kelan Martin, Kamar Baldwin. They’re probably Butler’s two best players. They were unheralded three-star guys who way, way outperformed their rankings, and I think as an Ohio State fan or follower, you can probably expect the same thing, and that’s huge. I don’t know if I called this a weakness, but it’s probably biggest weakness in the sense that he only coached at Butler for three years — nobody he coached went onto the NBA. Could that be a drawback in recruiting? Yes, but I think he’s going to recruit better at Ohio State than he did at Butler, and he won quite a bit at Butler. It’s hard to say if he’s going to get the Greg Oden, Evan Turner classes. We just don’t know yet. There’s not enough of a sample size, but I think he’s also proven that he can win without those guys against high competition. I’m not saying he can’t get those guys, but he just hasn’t proven it. I guess we’ll learn. TL: Considering Ohio State’s current roster construction, do you think Holtmann will have to make changes to his preferred schemes? JB: Here’s what I would expect, with his three Butler teams, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the less talented the team, the slower they played. I think that’s very intentional, and I would expect Ohio State to play slowly next year. I wouldn’t expect that once he gets players he likes. I think he just knows that the slower the pace, that gives the least talented team the chance to win. And that let’s his set-plays and whatnot take over. I think he can fit to any style, but if there really is no identity, expect him to try to grind it out his first year. They’re going to take a lot of 3s. They’re going to take a lot of layups. They’re not going to take a lot of midrange shots. They’re going to play hard-nosed defense, primarily man-to-man. He’ll get a little daring with zone, but I guess now that I think about it, I didn’t really like when he played zone. I feel like it never really worked. I would say he’s about 85 percent man, 15 percent 2-3 zone. I think ideally he’d like a free-flowing, somewhat faster paced style. But in that first year, which was sort of the case with Butler, he deliberately slowed the game down and hoped to win it in a tight battle.Chris Holtmann being introduced at a press conference to take over Ohio State men’s basketball head coaching job. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterOne thing I’d add, and this isn’t really like his playing style, more his recruiting style, but he definitely loves to have a playmaking four to initiate the offense. Not Draymond Green, but someone in that ilk. I don’t want to compare (6-foot-7) Andrew Chrabascz to Draymond Green, but he sort of played that role. He led Butler in assists last year. He just likes to have that power forward be someone who can shoot, pass, run the offense if needed. It wouldn’t surprise me if that was one of his first big recruiting snags. You know, 6-foot-7, 6-foot-8 combo forward, like Kyle Young, which is what he’s recruited to be. So if it’s not Kyle Young as a transfer, I think he’s going to get that guy in Year One and he’ll be a really good player.TL: What do you think would be reasonable expectations for Ohio State fans next year?JB: I think, even though last season was relatively disappointing for Ohio State, they still won what like 19 games? TL: I think they won like 17 or 18. First time under Matta they didn’t win at least 20 games. (Editor’s note: Ohio State finished with a 17-15 record). JB:OK, well I think that’s actually kind of reasonable given what they lost and what they didn’t add. I mean, it could change if they take some Butler guys, but given what they won’t be adding — and I know that contributed to Matta leaving. They didn’t get any grad transfers of note. I think Holtmann can get you to the NIT, and that doesn’t sound sexy, but given everything that happened that would actually be a pretty good outcome. TL: Given the competitiveness in the Big Ten and other slumping programs like Indiana and Illinois adding new coaches, what do you think a reasonable long-term forecast is? JB: I think a reasonable trajectory would be as I said, Year One, NIT, hopefully a guy pops that you didn’t expect, maybe two guys. Year Two, I think definitely make the (NCAA) Tournament with a good class. Holtmann has also shown willingness to add grad transfers, which Butler hadn’t really done. He got some really good guys in Avery Woodson and Kethan Savage last year. I think a No. 7 or No. 8 seed by Year Two is totally doable. By Year Three, I could see them atop the Big Ten. I don’t see why not. Michigan State, Indiana, Michigan, those are all really good programs but they’re not Duke or Kentucky or Kansas. So if everything goes right, I think they could absolutely win the Big Ten by Year Three. That’s a lot of speculation but I think that’s a totally realistic trajectory, and I think you should be excited about that if you’re an Ohio State fan. read more

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Labour Court ends system of zerohour contracts for home helps

first_imgTHE LABOUR COURT has said that home help workers should have contracts of a minimum of seven to ten hours work each week, ending the practice of zero hour contracts.SIPTU, which represents home help workers, said this recommendation puts the terms and conditions of 10,000 home helps employed by the HSE on “a firm and binding platform for the first time since the community service was established thirty years ago”.It also included commitments for the reversal of the overspend on private sector providers, which SIPTU said “will benefit the service and also allow for greater investment in public services in the community”, while also generating value for money.Health Division Organiser with SIPTU Pail Bell called on the HSE effort to re-organise and manage the service in a “robust manner” on a county by county basis.Read: ‘Older people left vulnerable through lack of inspections’ – home help group>Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts>last_img read more

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Man sets himself on fire on National Mall

first_img WASHINGTON — A man set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation’s capital as passers-by rushed to help douse the flames, officials and witnesses said Friday afternoon.The reason for the self-immolation was not immediately clear and the man’s identity was not disclosed. But it occurred in public view, on a central national gathering place, in a city still rattled by a mass shooting last month and a high-speed car chase outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday that ended with a woman being shot dead by police.The man on the Mall was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, said District of Columbia fire department spokesman Tim Wilson.He was standing by himself in the center of the Mall when he emptied a red gasoline can on himself and set himself on fire moments later, said Katy Scheflen, who saw it as she walked nearby. Police say they were called around 4:20 p.m. Friday.Scheflen said passing joggers took off their shirts to help douse the flames, and the man was clearly alive as the fire spread. A police department spokesman said he was conscious and breathing at the scene. MedStar Washington Hospital Center tweeted that the man was taken there but had no condition update.“There was not a lot people could do because it was a gasoline fire,” Scheflen said.She said he may have said something before he acted “but it was nothing intelligible.” She said she did not see him holding any sign; she said there was another man with a tripod set up nearby, but did not mention if he was filming. Law enforcement officers investigate the scene on the National Mall in Washington where, according to a fire official, a man set himself on fire Friday. The official said the man was flown by helicopter to a hospital.last_img read more

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VIDEO Wilmington High Students Learn About Vietnam War From Veteran Fred Shine

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Each year, veteran Fred Shine (WHS Class of 1968) speaks to Wilmington High students about his Vietnam War experience. The students read The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien prior to the visit. Shine did two tours in Vietnam, enlisting right after his high school graduation. He lost seven of his friends from the war, including four from Wilmington.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to cover Shine’s powerful presentation he made last week:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/b/4/a/e/6/5/b4ae6500-2cf0-41e2-9068-a133be927f5b1541787555.759%2B46570254.803%40castus4-wilmington%2B15417930841541790553050565.vod.720p.181109_Veterans_Presentation_at_WHS.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/b/4/a/e/6/5/b4ae6500-2cf0-41e2-9068-a133be927f5b1541787555.759%2B46570254.803%40castus4-wilmington%2B15417930841541790553050565.vod.720p.181109_Veterans_Presentation_at_WHS.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington High School To Administer PSAT Exam On Saturday, October 19In “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Wilmington High’s New 4-Week Senior Internship Program Is A SuccessIn “Education”PHOTO OF THE DAY: WHS Alum & Vietnam Vet Fred Shine Discusses War With WHS English ClassIn “Education”last_img read more

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Anchorage Mayoral Candidate Amy Demboski

first_imgWith Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Amy Demboski is running on her conservative record over the last two years on the Anchorage Assembly.Demboski says her priorities as mayor will be public safety, infrastructure and education. But all of those, she believes, begin with fiscal policy. Demboski says she got into the race, matching donors dollar for dollar with her own money, because she didn’t think there was a true conservative in the field.“I don’t think we have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem,” she said. “So when we start looking at revenues: yes, we want to diversify the tax base, and that means we want more property on the tax roles, so redevelopment credits for development – I think that’s a great opportunity. Make more land available, I think that’s a great opportunity. But it doesn’t mean we have to tax people more.”Amy Demboski. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)Demboski represents Eagle River and Chugiak in the Assembly, and sits on several different subcommittees on a wide array of topics. She’s been a vocal critic of the city’s SAP implementation during subcommittee meetings about its audit. She’s also on the Title 21 Committee that rewrote Anchorage’s land use code, which informs her views on development.“When it takes a builder who wants to build a building complex 8 months to get it his permit, there’s a reason we have a shortage. And we have to make it easier for these people to be able to get through the bureaucratic process so they can build these affordable houses for people to live on,” Demboski said. “But, ya know, when we look at it, too, we have to have to have the discussion of the Knik-Arm Bridge. That has to be part of the discussion.”Demboski’s background is on the business side of managing dentistry practices. And many of her proposals for local government look to the private and non-profit sectors for service improvements.During debates over AO-37, Demboski opposed a repeal of the controversial labor law. She wants to cut the overtime budget for the police department because she feels its a symptom of inadequate staffing that ultimately costs taxpayers more than a larger force. But Demboski is skeptical of public safety plans that simply hire more police officers.“We have to invest in the right things, so we have to make sure we have adequate staffing, too, at AFD,” she said. “And that’s something that I put forward: we have 8 more paramedics on the street today, we’re not pulling ambulances out of South Anchorage and West Anchorage to service the downtown area. So we have to be holistic in this, and we can’t look at just APD or AFD, it’s all about public safety.”In addition to her fiscal approach, Demboski is a strong social conservative, and has garnered an endorsement from former senate candidate Joe Miller among other prominent state Republicans. She is on record as promising to vote against a potential reintroduction of proposition 5, believing the equal protection measure infringes on speech and religious rights.last_img read more

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India welcomes Suu Kyi speech on Rohingyas

first_imgMyanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar 19 September. Photo: ReutersIndia on Tuesday welcomed as encouraging and positive Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s address on the situation in the country’s Rakhine state where violence has triggered an outflow of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to neighbouring Bangladesh.“It was an encouraging address and contained a very positive message,” India’s Ambassador to Myanmar Vikram Misri told the media after Suu Kyi’s state of the union address on the issue.“I think we all appreciate the problems and complex challenges that Myanmar faces,” he said.“The situation that has come about in the Rakhine state in recent days is something that has caused a lot of concern to not only people within the country but its neighbours, including us, too.”Breaking her silence over the ongoing crisis, Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she and her government “condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence” in the country and does not fear global scrutiny on the situation in Rakhine state.The de facto leader made the remarks in her first national address over the Rakhine violence. She said she felt “deeply” for the suffering of “all people” in the conflict, and that Myanmar was “committed to a sustainable solution… for all communities in this state”.The UN office in Bangladesh said on Monday that around 415,000 refugees have entered the country since August 25 after the Myanmarese army launched a crackdown on the minority Rohingya community in view of a series of attacks on security personnel.The Rohingyas do not enjoy citizenship status in Myanmar and are sparingly given refugee status in Bangladesh.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared New Delhi’s concerns over the situation in Rakhine during a meeting with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi when he visited Nay Pyi Taw earlier this month.India has also extended humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh to handle the refugee crisis.Suu Kyi, who decided not to attend the UN General Assembly in New York later this week, said she was “aware of the fact that the world’s attention is focused on the situation in Rakhine” and that Myanmar “does not fear international scrutiny”, CNN reported.The leader said she nevertheless wanted the international community to know what was being done by her government. “It is not the intention of the Myanmar government to apportion blame or to abdicate responsibility. We condemn all human rights violation and unlawful violence.”In his remarks to the media, Ambassador Misri said that India has shared its concerns over the issue at various levels.He said that while India recognsied the right of the authorities to provide security and defend themselves from violent attacks, it was also important to prevent violence against innocent bystanders and civilianslast_img read more

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Festival Park flyover to remain closed for at least another week

first_imgDad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA Stoke-on-Trent flyover is set to remain shut for at least another week as new safety barriers are installed. The A53 Etruria Road flyover at Festival Park has been closed in both directions since Tuesday July 9 after motorists reported ‘safety concerns’ – which an investigation revealed were issues with the bridge’s expansion joints. Resurfacing work took place overnight (Tuesday July 16 into Wednesday July 17). However the route will remain closed while new safety barriers, that have to be manufactured especially for the flyover, are put in place. A Stoke-on-Trent City Council spokesman said: “Works to resurface the carriageway on the A53 flyover at Etruria were successfully completed overnight last night. “This was in keeping with our original programme of works and was possible after the specialist contractor completed emergency repairs on the motorway network ahead of schedule. Read MoreWoman taken to hospital after car hits pole on North Staffordshire road   “It means that we are now on track for the second part of the works needed, which will see bridge maintenance specialists start on site tomorrow morning to carry out repairs to one of the expansion joints. “We expect this work to be completed during the day tomorrow. Our structural engineers have been on site today to meet with fabricators with regards to works need to replace some of the roadside barriers on the bridge. “Orders have now been placed for replacements to be manufactured. Due to the nature of the construction of the bridge, the barriers have to be made to measure. “This means they are not available off the shelf and need to be cast. The specification for the works is now agreed and the manufacture will start tomorrow. “We anticipate that the new barriers will be made and installed by the end of next week. We will provide further updates as this work progresses.”  Inrix, the traffic data company, is currently reporting the closure will remain in place until  Tuesday (July 23). Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivecenter_img Driver named following fatal collision Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram.last_img read more

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Truck crashes into escort vehicle on N3

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite One person was injured this morning (August 8) in a crash on the N3 near Ladysmith.It is believed that a truck crashed into the back of a Toyota Avanza which was being used as an escort vehicle for an abnormal load.Also read: Father and son involved in head-on collision between bakkie and truck outside ColensoAlso read: Watch: Community loot stationery from truck after crash in EzakheniOne person sustained moderate injuries and was treated on scene before being taken to hospital.center_img N3TC, RTI, emergency personnel and towing services responded to the scene.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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Designer hones her creativity

first_imgThe young designer says that in five years’ time, she sees herself owning her own workshop, with people employed by her, and having her own brand that people will love to wear. “We, as females, like to look unique and different from others. We like to have our own dressing style, which is one of the reasons I took to design because I wanted to have my own look.”As a single mother who makes a living from her creativity, she urges every young woman out there to chase their dreams so as to take care of their families and provide for their children.“My sister is my role model and motivation in design, but my child motivates me in everything I do. “This is not just about me fulfilling my dreams, it is also about wanting my child to have a great life ahead,” she concludes.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Local lass Jenine Moses is a determined and motivated young woman who designs garments, doing something out of the ordinary in this town and most importantly doing what she loves.Born in 1992 in Johannesburg and growing up in Cape Town, Jenine started designing garments four years ago with the help of her sister, whom she says has been her role model and motivation. Most of her garments are hand-crafted and she hardly uses a machine at all.Jenine only designs for female clients and children. With more skills acquired in the years to come, she hopes that one day she will be able to design men’s clothing as well.Since we’re experiencing a bitterly-cold winter at the moment, Jenine has been designing warm winter clothes for children and young women. “I have had more clients than usual who approach me and see what they can buy to look good and stay warm at the same time,” she enthuses.With matric farewells coming up, Jenine is currently working on a dress she believes will turn heads when the owner wears it on her special night.“I’ve always wanted to be a designer and always wanted to make people look stunningly beautiful. Anyone who wishes to have a dress specially designed for them, come and see me, I will not disappoint!”Jenine currently works from home and is confident in her ability. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_img 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 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Related Content 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 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more 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 | December 22, 2011 fMRI Shows Violent Video Games Alter Brain Function in Young Men 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 | 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. December 22, 2011 — The results of a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) analysis of long-term effects of violent video game play on the brain were presented at RSNA 2011. The study found changes in brain regions associated with cognitive function and emotional control in young adult men after one week of game play.The controversy over whether or not violent video games are potentially harmful to users has raged for many years, making it as far as the Supreme Court in 2010. But there has been little scientific evidence demonstrating that the games have a prolonged negative neurological effect.”For the first time, we have found that a sample of randomly assigned young adults showed less activation in certain frontal brain regions following a week of playing violent video games at home,” said Yang Wang, M.D., assistant research professor in the department of radiology and imaging sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. “These brain regions are important for controlling emotion and aggressive behavior.”For the study, 22 healthy adult males, age 18 to 29, with low past exposure to violent video games were randomly assigned to two groups of 11. Members of the first group were instructed to play a shooting video game for 10 hours at home for one week and refrain from playing the following week. The second group did not play a violent video game at all during the two-week period.Each of the 22 men underwent fMRI at the beginning of the study, with follow-up exams at one and two weeks. During fMRI, the participants completed an emotional interference task, pressing buttons according to the color of visually presented words. Words indicating violent actions were interspersed among nonviolent action words. In addition, the participants completed a cognitive inhibition counting task.The results showed that after one week of violent game play, the video game group showed less activation in the left inferior frontal lobe during the emotional task; that group also showed less activation in the anterior cingulated cortex during the counting task. Both of these readings were compared to the group’s baseline results and the results of the control group after one week. After the second week without game play, the changes to the executive regions of the brain were diminished.Coauthors are Tom Hummer, Ph.D.; William Kronenberger, Ph.D.; Kristine Mosier, D.M.D., Ph.D.; and Vincent P. Mathews, M.D. This research is supported by the Center for Successful Parenting, Ind.For more information: www.radiologyinfo.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read morelast_img read more

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first_img Posted by Travelweek Group Share TORONTO — Travellers can save on airfare this summer with Insight Vacations’ exclusive air savings on select Britain and Europe departures.Available on departures from now until the end of September, these savings are “making it easier than ever for Canadian guests to enjoy their well-deserved holidays,” said Cris David, president, Insight Vacations Canada.From now until April 27, 2017, travellers who book an Insight Vacations escorted journey that starts and ends in London and fly with WestJet by Sept. 30 will enjoy airfare from $699, tax included.The savings to Europe continue with a $400 economy air credit per couple, combinable with Insight’s 5% Early Payment Discount on land if travel is booked and paid in full by April 27.Insight has a wide range of Europe and Britain itineraries to sweeten the deal, including the 15-day ‘Elegance of Great Britain’, the 13-day ‘Country Roads of Ireland’, the 10-day ‘Highlights of Spain’, and the 12-day ‘Treasures of Italy’.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaFor more information go to insightvacations.com. Insight’s air savings make it possible to fly to Europe on the cheapcenter_img Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Tags: Insight Vacations << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Crane at collapsed Bailey Bridge removed

first_imgAn 84-ton crane that collapsed a bridge Tuesday was removed at 3:23 p.m. Thursday by crews from two private companies hired by the crane’s owner, Grúas Quirós.The crane was placed on one side of the General Cañas Highway, which connects the capital San José with the province of Alajuela. Officials from the National Roadway Council (CONAVI) confirmed that crews will begin working Thursday night to replace the bridge, and then they will lay new asphalt.CONAVI director José Luis Salas said that they will increase the number of crew workers and that he “hopes to God” traffic in the area will be back to normal on Tuesday.Official figures released Wednesday by the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) say the fallen bridge caused daily losses of $1.5 million for the country, taking into account losses by the government, private businesses and citizens.It also prompted suspension of some school classes on Friday and Monday in the provinces of Alajuela, Heredia and San José. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Egypt appoints new intelligence chief

first_img 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Morsi fired the previous chief over the Aug. 5 slaying of 16 Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai along the border with Gaza and Israel. Abdel-Wahed was originally named as interim head. The former intelligence chief, Murad Muwafi, was fired because he did not act on an Israeli warning that militants planned an imminent attack in Sinai.Muwafi was appointed by Hosni Mubarak to replace longtime intelligence chief and confidant Omar Suleiman, who was named vice president in the ousted leader’s final days in office before a popular uprising forced him to step down last year.Less than a week after he fired Muwafi, Morsi, an Islamist, ordered the retirement of the country’s top two military commanders, but that appeared to be more about the president asserting his authority than the Sinai slayings.The country’s State Security prosecutor, meanwhile, said on Wednesday that police arrested a main suspect in the Aug. 5 attack during protests last week outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo over an anti-Islam film.It said Mahmoud Fawzi was remanded in custody for 15 days pending the completion of the investigation. Fawzi was among more than 200 people arrested by police during last week’s protests. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day CAIRO (AP) – Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday appointed as the country’s new intelligence chief a veteran official who was involved in the brokering of last year’s release of an Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants, the official news agency said.Mohammed Raafat Abdel-Wahed was key in the Cairo-mediated deal between Hamas and Israel that led to the freeing of Gilad Schalit in 2011 in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. His appointment was reported by the Middle East News Agency. Rights groups say Egyptian security agencies often make indiscriminate mass arrests in the wake of major extremist attacks.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Sponsored Stories 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

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first_img Costa Group (ASX: CGC) is set to consolidate its position in Australia’s two leading fruit export commodities – table grapes and citrus – through the acquisition of Nangiloc Colignan Farm’s (NCF) farming operations in the greater Sunraysia district of North West Victoria.The company announced today (Nov. 16 AEDT) it had signed a conditional agreement in conjunction with a subsidiary of CK Life Sciences Int’l (Holdings) Inc, through which CK would acquire the farm to be leased to Costa for 20 years. The group expects the acquisition to be completed in late 2018.NCF is a grower of high quality citrus and grapes across 567 hectares, including 240 hectares of citrus (103ha Afourer mandarins, 105ha oranges), 204 hectares of table grapes and 123 hectares of wine grapes.Costa CEO Harry Debney said the acquisition and its focus on the Sunraysia growing region opened up growth opportunities that were not available in the South Australian Riverland, an area where Costa produces approximately half of the citrus crop.“This acquisition and location in the Sunraysia region will reduce reliance on any one region in our portfolio and will also open up additional growth opportunities,” Debney said.”In particular, with respect to Afourer mandarins and navel oranges this will allow us to further take advantage of export market demand.” Costa said NCF had “attractive plantings” of proprietary table grape varieties, and it was expected the majority of table grape sales from the farm would be for export markets.Up to a third of the NCF citrus plantings are less than five years old., while Cossta plans to convert wine grape vineyards to citrus plantings over time.The operation has a main operating shed, cool rooms, machinery sheds and workshops, as well as 3,800ML of water under permanent licence and more than 100ML of irrigation dam capacity.“Over recent years Costa has embarked upon both greenfield growth and M&A activity in the citrus category. This has been fuelled by expanded favourable export markets and free trade agreements with countries including Japan, South Korea and China,” Debney said.”In order to further capitalise on this, Costa is trialling several new mandarin, orange and lemon varieties on commercial sized blocks that have market potential with improved attributes including, seedless, high brix (sugar), red flesh and different maturity timing.”With the current 2,429 hectares of citrus category plantings Costa has in the South Australian Riverland, the NCF acquisition will bring the Company’s total plantings in the Riverland and Sunraysia regions to 2,996 hectares.The deal comes just days after Bennelong Australian Equity Partners announced it had increased its stake in the company over recent months to hold 12.5% voting power in Costa, on behalf of security holders Citi, NAS, BNP, RBC and RBC Lux. November 15 , 2018 center_img You might also be interested inlast_img read more

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first_img Michael Floyd was part of the Arizona Cardinals team that lost to the Seattle Seahawks 58-0. A rookie, Floyd caught two passes for 30 yards that day, as he quickly learned something many others already knew: CenturyLink Field in Seattle is a really tough place to play football.“We just have to stick together,” Floyd told Burns and Gambo Tuesday. “And I think, for the most part, Seattle intimidates a lot of teams and guys going out there, they feel that they can’t win.” The last visiting team to leave Seattle with a win was the San Francisco 49ers, who did so in Week 16 of the 2011 season. Since then, the Seahawks are a perfect 14-0 at home, including a couple of wins over the Cardinals.“I think we, as an offense, have to go out there with confidence knowing that we can win, that we can beat this team,” Floyd said. And, he added, what happened last year has nothing to do with what the team can — or expects to — do this time around. “That’s last year; we’re a whole different team this year, whole different offense,” he said. “We’re going to go up there with confidence and believing that we’re going to win.”Floyd said the Cardinals and Seahawks are both different teams than they were then, which is true. However, the Seahawks happen to be the only team to beat the Cardinals in Arizona this season, which they did by a score of 34-22 on Oct. 17. The Cardinals are 6-1 since that loss, though, and appear to be a better team than they were back then — and last season, too. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Your browser does not support the audio element. 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img LISTEN: Michael Floyd joins Burns & Gambo Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img“Basically we aren’t anything right now,” safety Tony Jefferson said. “It’s a new year, everybody’s 0-0. Everybody has the same goal. So, together as a team we’ve just got to build the chemistry again and do what we’ve got to do.”Bigger or smaller, just play wellJefferson said an offseason goal of his was to lose weight, which he did.“Got my body fat down 5 percent as well, so feeling really good,” he said.Meanwhile, Deone Bucannon said he added about eight or nine pounds. That story can be read here.David Johnson’s show?David Johnson is entering camp as one of the most popular players in the NFL, especially in fantasy football circles.Attention leads to pressure, and that’s fine with him.“It’s good to hear,” Johnson said. “I’ve always been confident in myself and it’s good to finally hear people are looking at me to help out the team and expecting a lot out of me.“I like the pressure. I believe I have great coaches and great teammates that are helping me stay level-headed, helping me stay focused on the team. The biggest thing is the team and bouncing back from last year.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “Reggie came in an army truck, tanks — Reggie had a grand entrance every year,” he said. “But that was nice of Michael (Bidwill) to bring Pat in on his new helicopter.”“That’s big time right there,” running back David Johnson said of Peterson’s ride.The contractTyrann Mathieu’s return to health as well as his contract status will both be big topics throughout camp. The defensive back took some time to address his situation Thursday afternoon, and our own Craig Grialou has the story here.Expectations? That’s coolNo doubt more will come of this as camp goes on, but it’s hard not to hear all the talk about how the Cardinals are one of the best teams in the NFL and a favorite to reach the Super Bowl.For Arians, that’s fine.“That’s great, that’s nice,” he said. “It helps solidify what you’re telling (the players). You’ve obviously earned the right, now, to be considered a good football team, somebody they’re picking in the top five or six.“Now it’s your job to show up and do it.”If the Cardinals are a bit high on themselves already, there’s no sign of it so far. Run test ✅More from today » https://t.co/Hs4MaCnd7c pic.twitter.com/IuPPqKMphw— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) July 29, 2016Talk about making an entranceCornerback Patrick Peterson arrived at training camp via helicopter. Really, he did.Arians was asked if he had ever been around a player who used something like that to get to camp, and he pointed to former Colts receiver Reggie Wayne. Kerwynn Williams, Stepfan Taylor, Chris Johnson and John Brown go through the conditioning test at Cardinals training camp July 28, 2016. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling At any rate, it was the unofficial beginning of 2016 Cards Camp, and while there isn’t really a ton to talk about, there were a few noteworthy things to come from the day.The GoodEveryone who ran Thursday passed, according to head coach Bruce Arians.The Bad (or in this case, the injured)– First-round pick Robert Nkemdiche was spotted in a walking boot, so he obviously did not participate in the run test. Arians said he suffered a sprained ankle a couple days ago, and is viewed as being day-to-day.– Cornerback Justin Bethel, who was placed on the PUP list Tuesday, apparently suffered a setback in his rehab from foot surgery.“So it’s just a matter of pain tolerance still,” Arians said.NotableCoach Bruce Arians said John Brown will get a look at punt returner.A highlight (because people running can be exciting?) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Johnson figures to be the team’s lead running back, though Arians, when asked if the second-year pro is likely to see about 60 percent of the carries, was unwilling to predict that kind of a number.“That will go game-to-game — if he’s hot, he’s staying in there,” he said. “But there’s no script right now of whose toting the ball and how many times.”Super Bowl, then gone?Arians was asked if it would be difficult not to walk away from the NFL if his team won the Super Bowl this season.“I’ve never even thought about it, but I would probably be more apt to try to get two,” the 63-year-old coach said. Comments   Share   GLENDALE, Ariz. — The first training camp practice will be Friday, but Thursday the Arizona Cardinals gathered as a team for the annual conditioning test.To pass, players had to run different lengths of the field at different intervals. Not surprisingly, linemen did not seem to have to go nearly as far as other players, though if we’re being honest, most of us probably couldn’t handle what even the linemen were asked to do.last_img read more

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