Advani surprised by Balachandra in Asian Billiards quarters

first_imgColombo, Mar 6 (PTI) Pankaj Advani, five-time Asian Billiards Champion, bowed out of the Asian Billiards Championship after a surprise 3-5 defeat against compatriot Bhaskar Balachandra in the quarterfinals, here. Losing the first frame 102-0, Pankaj came back into the match in the second frame 101-4 against his sparring partner while letting the third frame slip away to Bhaskar 102-80. Matching frame to frame, Pankaj grabbed the fourth frame, 102-71 before Bhaskar won the tightly contested fifth frame 100-94. In the sixth frame, it was Pankaj who owned the table, scoring a break of 102 and pocketing the frame 102-0 allowing Bhaskar not a minute at the table. At three frames each in the best of 9, Indian, Bhaskar then proceeded to win the seventh frame 101-32 and fought hard against the World Champion in the eight frame, eventually winning the frame, 101-99 to win the quarterfinals of the Asian Billiards Championship 2016. “Bhaskar is a great Billiards player and showed good form. Obviously I am disappointed in this loss, but life goes on. Now I am going to switch to snooker for a long season ahead,” Advani, who had entered the quarterfinal with a perfect scorecard of 4-0 said. Balachandra will now face Peter Gilchrist in the semi- finals. PTI AT ATlast_img read more

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Report: Barca 2 Spurs 2 (5-3 pens)

first_imgDebutant Arthur scored a stunning goal and Malcom converted the decisive spot-kick as Barcelona surrendered a two-goal lead but survived to beat Tottenham 5-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw at the International Champions Cup.Barca were cruising at half-time thanks to Munir El Haddadi and Arthur, who put the LaLiga champions in a commanding position in Pasadena, California on Saturday.A €40million signing from Gremio, 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Arthur curled a shot past Spurs goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga approaching the half-hour mark at the Rose Bowl. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Arthur’s memorable strike followed Munir El Haddadi’s opener 14 minutes earlier, however, Tottenham dominated the second half and scored two goals in as many minutes with 15 minutes remaining through Son Heung-min and substitute Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.FINAL: Barça beats Tottenham in a penalty shootout, 5-3, to claim victory in the pre-season opener! #TheMagiciansOfTheBall pic.twitter.com/HNGDVgRmZB— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 29, 2018Barca, though, held their nerve in the shoot-out as debutant Malcom – who was set to join Roma before the move was controversially hijacked by the Spaniards – scored the winning penalty after Anthony Georgiou’s penalty was saved.Barca were without a number of first-team regulars, with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Gerard Pique among the absentees for the club’s United States tour.Tonight’s attendance: 66,805! Thanks to all the Barça fans who came out to the Rose Bowl to support the team! #TheMagiciansOfTheBall pic.twitter.com/T3uYMbGyjZ— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 29, 2018The Spanish giants, however, were still able to call on Nelson Semedo, Andre Gomes and Jasper Cillessen for their ICC opener, while Clement Lenglet – signed from Sevilla – made his debut alongside Arthur.Premier League side Tottenham, who crushed Roma 4-1 last time out, included two-goal heroes Fernando Llorente and Lucas Moura as well as Christian Eriksen, Son, Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko.Barca controlled proceedings from the outset and they exposed Tottenham’s high defensive line on numerous occasions before breaking the deadlock.Munir – who spent last season on loan at Deportivo Alaves – lost his man at the back post and headed into an empty net from close range after Rafinha directed a header cross goal in the 15th minute.Semedo was constant threat down the flank and the Barca full-back almost doubled the lead, with his fierce shot parried away for a corner.Barca got their second goal in the 29th minute – Arthur teed up by Rafinha before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the far corner of the net – but there were concerns for the LaLiga champions after Denis Suarez and Gomes were forced off prior to the break.It was a comfortable opening 45 minutes for back-up keeper Cillessen, who made a relatively routine save to keep out Eriksen’s free-kick.FULL-TIME: A dominant second-half display from our young side sees us come back from two goals down to send the game to penalties! #SpursInUSA 🇺🇸 #ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/LdUncBp7PI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 29, 2018The Netherlands international was beaten seven minutes into the second half but the crossbar came to his rescue as Eriksen’s long-range set-piece hit the woodwork for Spurs, who lost Sissoko to injury in the first half.There was some desperate defending from Barca in a goal-mouth scramble with 18 minutes remaining but the ball fell to Son, who side-footed his shot into the bottom corner of the net.And Tottenham equalised within a minute after N’Koudou thumped the ball into the net following Barca’s inability to clear their lines as the match headed to penalties.  read morelast_img read more

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Valcucine Kitchens are the Best in the World

first_img 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Under the umbrella of DOM Interiors – a company housing some of the most modern, high-end kitchens and closet systems – Valcucine actually specializes in sustainability. The brand designs kitchens that are 100% recyclable and as dematerialized as possible, using zero formaldehyde emissions and only wood that doesn’t come from the destruction of primary forests. As Valcucine is an Italian brand and most Italians actually take their kitchens with them when they move, all of their systems are easy to disassemble. So even though they come at a luxury price point, it’s something you will have forever. The Best Podcasts to Listen to at Work We’re all about innovative design here at The Manual. We don’t want our houses and gear just to look great, we also need them to function at the highest level possible. And when it comes to the home, this couldn’t be truer for any room more than the kitchen. It should look neat and tidy but be fully equipped, whether you’re heating leftovers or cooking a full feast from scratch. Not only does Valcucine design the coolest hyper-innovative kitchen systems we’ve ever seen, they do it sustainably too. Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs We did a walk-through of the DOM Interiors showroom, and these kitchens are seriously incredible. Our favorite of the bunch is the Artematica Vitrum Arte program, designed by Gabriele Centazzo. Clean, minimalistic lines dominate the structures, made with a base of aluminum and a slew of different materials like layered high pressure laminate, wood, lacquered MDF and glass. They’re lightweight with smart doors that meet in the middle and close silently. But what makes this system really specially is the customizability. Valcucine perfected a technique that makes it possible to reproduce paintings and drawings on glass fronts, so your own work or that commissioned by an artist can be used to make your kitchen one of a kind.It’s difficult to explain how cool this system is if you don’t see it in action, so check out the video below to really understand what the fuss is all about.Like what you see? Visit them online at valcucine.com. Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? Become a Tiki Garnish Master With These 6 Expert Tips last_img read more

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Were just lucky no one died Doctors and medical cases stranded as

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NationalHundreds of people were stranded last week in Manitoba and Ontario after an airline says it grounded its fleet to prepare for the busy travel season ahead.But the grounding of the Perimeter Aviation’s fleet comes shortly after a regularly scheduled inspection of its 31 planes by Transport Canada.Passengers booked on Perimeter Air began experiencing cancelled and delayed flights last Tuesday due to poor weather conditions.Hundreds of people were stranded after Perimeter Aviation grounded its fleet. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTN By Friday, Perimeter issued a statement on its Facebook page explaining they were conducting a “voluntary inspection” on its fleet.Chief Sharon Mason of Wasagamack First Nation said she was stuck for three days in Winnipeg. She took advantage of the flights Wasaya airlines was offering for one day only and finally got home Sunday.Mason said passengers were being checked in at Perimeter on Saturday for flights that management had already cancelled and frustrations were growing.“There were people getting really upset in the airport,” she said. “I was afraid at one point a fight was going to break out between a couple of guys because they were getting on each other’s nerves but they didn’t even know each other.”Mason said people have complained about Perimeter for years.“So now it’s even worse where people are saying do something, get someone else out here.”Carlos Castillo, vice-president of commercial services for Perimeter told APTN in a telephone interview the company took advantage of the weather to conduct inspections in a preparation for a busy travel season.He admitted that the timing of the voluntary inspections was not calculated properly leaving a backlog of passengers.“It’s taking much longer than what we initially expected and those coming out of inspection one at a time at a much lower pace than we originally anticipated,” said Castillo.Castillo did not say what the planes were being inspected for.Perimeter said they were working with partner airlines in efforts to get passengers home, but Michael Rodyniuk, president and CEO of Wasaya Airways said their offer to help with planes wasn’t accepted.On Sunday, Wasaya sent two aircraft to Winnipeg and offered discounted fares to get stranded passengers home.Rodyniuk said the chiefs of Island Lake, Red Sucker Lake, St. Theresa’s Point and Sandy Lake, ON welcomed the opportunity for Wasaya to help get community members home, especially the elderly and sick.Hundreds of passengers had been stranded for days unsure of when they would be flying home.Perimeter has been providing daily updates on social media and while passengers are being compensated with accommodations and meals, chiefs from the communities affected just want their people home.The airline is the only passenger airline to service the Island Lake communities of Wasagamack, St. Theresa’s Point and Garden Hill First Nations.Mason said doctors had to leave on medivacs and patients hadn’t been moved in five days.“We’re just lucky no one died.”Wasaya Airways is a First Nations owned airline operating in northern Ontario. They don’t service any passenger flights out of Winnipeg but they are using the opportunity to look at expanding its services into northern Manitoba.“Obviously there’s a need in these communities for another carrier or two to provide service,” said Rodyniuk.“If you only have one carrier flying into a community you’re reliant 100 per cent on that community and especially in these First Nations communities that have air access only for most of the year, if something were to happen to an airline you’d be really out of luck so we’re looking at expanding into Manitoba being able to provide the level of service to those folks here in Manitoba.”Perimeter operates passenger flights from Winnipeg, Thompson and Sioux Lookout to over 20 communities in northern Manitoba and Ontario.Transport Canada said it recently conducted a regularly scheduled inspection and did not ground any of Perimeter’s aircraft. They added any safety deficiencies identified requires immediate attention to protect the public.As of Monday afternoon, Castillo said everything has returned to normal.APTN tried to book flights on Perimeter and was unsuccessful.The McDougall inquest was delayed Monday in Winnipeg because the family couldn’t fly in from Wasagamack First Nation.wfiddler@aptn.caFollow @WillowBlasizzolast_img read more

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Alberta government announces further easing of oil production restrictions

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – The Alberta government has announced another easing of restrictions on oil production, saying the amount that can be produced will increase in May by 25,000 barrels per day and another 25,000 barrels per day in June.The province mandated production cuts at the start of this year in an effort to reduce a price discount on oil produced in Western Canada, which is due to a lack of pipeline and rail capacity.The province says in a news release that less diluent is needed to move the bitumen through pipelines when the weather is warmer, meaning there’s more capacity. The Alberta government initially ordered production of raw crude oil and bitumen to be cut by 325,000 barrels per day.Since then, the province has eased the mandatory cuts as the discount for Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend oil compared with New York-traded West Texas Intermediate has fallen.It says that when both increases are in effect in June, it will represent a total increase of 150,000 barrels a day since the start of the production limit policy on Jan. 1.“As we increase production, we’re providing even more certainty for producers who have been working with us to protect the jobs and livelihoods of thousands of Alberta families and businesses,” Premier Rachel Notley said in Monday’s news release.“This temporary policy has been critical to reducing the oil price differential while we move ahead with our medium-term plan to ship more oil by rail and lead the long-term charge for new pipelines as we fight to get full value for the resources owned by all Albertans.”Effective June 1, the province will allow 3.71 million barrels per day to be produced. When the production limits were announced in December, the government said it would buy as many as 80 locomotives and 7,000 rail tankers, expected to move the province’s excess oil to markets, with the first shipments expected in late 2019.Monday’s news release said the province’s crude-by-rail program is scheduled to begin initial shipments in July, ramping up to 120,000 barrel-a-day shipments by 2020.The government said it will continue to monitor the market and its response to the increases, and will work to provide information prior to trading periods for future months.last_img read more

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Italy Arrests BelgianMoroccan for Alleged Terrorism

Rabat – Italy has announced the arrest of a Belgian citizen of Moroccan descent for terrorism-related crimes.Italian state-owned agency ANSA reported on July 20 that the 41-year old suspect was arrested in Sarnico, a commune in the province of Bergamo.The suspect was on vacation with his wife. The suspect, according to ANSA, was the subject of an international arrest warrant issued in Morocco in March. He will be investigated for terrorism crimes, participation in a terrorist organization, homicide, and violation of the Arms Act.The news outlet said that the suspect was taken to the Bergamo prison for further investigation.Morocco’s state news agency Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) has not reported on the arrest as of yet.In March, Italian news outlets reported the arrest of a 23-year old Moroccan-Italian for terrorist propaganda on behalf of ISIS.The suspect was arrested in Turin after a two-year investigation by police.In the same month, Italy expelled a 35-year old Moroccan for allegedly praising the 2016 truck attack in Nice, France. Eighty-six people were killed in the Nice attack. read more

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Dejected Athuraliye steps down from Presidential advisor post

The Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero said that he will support a new candidate for the next Presidential elections.He further said that when the world is closing coal power plants and looking at natural sources for energy, Sri Lanka is moving towards coal power.The monk also slammed the decision taken by the Government to lift the ban on Glyphosate for crops. The Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero, who was instrumental in forming the unity Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena, said the country was heading for disaster. “The country is in a bad state,” he said in front of a packed audience.The Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero said that politicians had ruined the country and there was a need for real change. “I am ashamed that my name had the post of Senior Presidential Advisor next to it,” he said. The Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero says he has stepped down from the post of Senior Presidential Advisor.Speaking at a conference in Colombo today, the prominent monk and Parliamentarian said that the President has not taken into consideration any advice given by him. The Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero said the cabinet must be dissolved and a new administration needs to be appointed to take the country forward. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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UN agency highlights plight of 54 million hungry people in Latin America

The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for urgent attention to the plight of 54 million hungry people in Latin America and the Caribbean.Addressing an FAO regional meeting in Havana, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf warned that without substantial improvements in reducing hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean, progress in other areas of the fight against poverty, such as health and education, would be impossible. He noted that there were some 211 million people in the region living in poverty, including the 54 million suffering from chronic malnutrition.While agriculture had a strategic importance for the social and economic life of Latin American and Caribbean countries, Dr. Diouf noted that in the last 10 years, growth in the sector has been weak and erratic, reaching only 2.7 per cent in 2000, compared with 4.2 per cent the previous year.The FAO Director-General also urged regional leaders to participate in the upcoming forum, known as “World Food Summit: five years later,” which he described as a good opportunity for them to express, at the highest political level, the views of one of the most important agricultural regions on the planet, thus contributing to the success of the meeting and to the reduction of world hunger. read more

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Security Council extends UN observer mission in Georgia through January 2005

With peace talks between authorities in separatist Abkhazia and the Government of Georgia at a near standstill, the Security Council today unanimously extended the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) until the end of January 2005 to maintain stability along the ceasefire lines. Adopting resolution 1554, the Council called on the parties “to spare no effort to overcome their ongoing mutual distrust” and “to take concrete steps to revitalize the peace process.” Through the resolution, the Council also voiced its deep regret at the Abkhaz side’s continued refusal to agree to a discussion on the substance of a document on the “Basic Principles for the Distribution of Competencies” between the two parties, and stressed that negotiations leading to a lasting political settlement would require concessions from both sides.UNOMIG, which consists of some 130 military observers and police officers as well as a civilian component seeking to resolve the conflict in northwestern Georgia, was established in August 1993 after an accord reached in Moscow ended fighting that had forced nearly 300,000 refugees to flee. The Council stressed today the urgent need for progress on the question of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), calling on both sides to display a “genuine commitment” to focus special attention on returns and to work with both the UN Mission and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The 15-member body also recalled that the Abkhaz side bore a particular responsibility to protect the returnees and to facilitate the return of the remaining displaced people, reaffirming the unacceptability of demographic changes resulting from the conflict. On the deployment of UNOMIG civilian police to help with the relocations and the Mission’s work in general, the Council expressed concern that the dispatching of the remaining officers to the Gali district was still outstanding and called on the Abkhaz side to allow for a swift deployment of the police component in that region. read more

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Annan welcomes proposals to streamline UN Volunteers programme

In a note to the General Assembly, Mr. Annan generally endorses as “balanced and constructive” a report by the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) that evaluated UNV and recommended improvements to ensure the most efficient use of resources.He also notes that the JIU concluded that the programme had proven to be dynamic and quick to respond to changing and expanding demands.The report’s proposals to UNV include focussing on a more limited number of high-priority activities and trying to achieve a balance between ongoing activities and new initiatives and projects.It also calls for management to continue improving the representation of volunteers from under-represented countries as well as women and youth.Created the General Assembly in 1970 to serve as an operational partner in development cooperation at the request of member states, UNV encourages people to become active in volunteering in their countries and is administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), working through UNDP offices around the world.Some 5,000 qualified and experienced women and men of nearly 160 nationalities serve each year in developing countries. Since 1971, 30,000 UN Volunteers have worked in about 140 countries. Currently, nearly 70 per cent are citizens of developing states while the remaining 30 per cent come from the industrialized world.They work in technical cooperation with governments, with community-based initiatives, in humanitarian relief and rehabilitation and in support of human rights, electoral and peace-building processes. read more

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Too early to judge Syrias response to call for immediate humanitarian access

But it was still too early to early to judge the Government’s response to the Council’s call, contained in a presidential statement which also called on all parties in the conflict to agree on humanitarian pauses in the fighting including along “key routes” for relief convoys, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson Melissa Fleming told a news briefing in Geneva. She said UNHCR had so far received just 47 per cent of the $1.5 billion sought to assist the 2 million Syrian refugees driven into neighbouring countries by the conflict, which has also displaced some 4.5 million people internally.More than 100,000 people have been killed since opposition protesters first sought the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad in March, 2011.On Wednesday the Council said it was “appalled” by the deepening humanitarian tragedy in Syria. “The magnitude of the humanitarian tragedy caused by the conflict in Syria requires immediate action to facilitate safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance” across the entire country, the 15-member body said in the presidential statement. read more

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ABB 10 million order to supply complete mine hoist to the Dannemora

first_imgReliable hoist system will operate continuously in re-opened iron ore mining operation. ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, recently won an order worth over $10 million from Dannemora Minerals to deliver a complete mine hoist to the newly reopened Dannemora iron ore mine in east central Sweden. The new hoist will transport the ore up from less than 600 m below surface, then on a conveyor belt into the sorting plant. The hoist’s capacity is around 500 t/h and will be in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Prior to closing in 1992, the mine had been in operation since the 15th century. Dannemora reopened it mine in 2009. The new mine hoist is one of the key components for Dannemora’s investment to resume mine operations. ABB will be responsible for supply, installation and commissioning of the hoist. “ABB is the most experienced provider of mine hoist to the mining industry. There is a long delivery time on this type of equipment and we have selected ABB for their expertise and experience to deliver, install and commission the hoist within the tight deadlines set for this part of the investment project,” says Staffan Bennerdt, President and CEO of Dannemora Mineral.ABB’s Center of Excellence Underground Mining in Vasteras has delivered more than 600 mine hoists to about 30 countries over the years. “We are proud to supply, install and commission the new mine hoist to Dannemora mine. This will help meet Dannemora Minerals’ demands for an overall optimized plant so that Dannemora can resume operation in the ancient iron ore mine as planned, ” says Andreas Malmport, head of ABB’s mining business in Sweden.The plant is projected to have an annual capacity of 3.3 Mt/y of crude iron ore from the mine. This capacity will exceed the initial production capacity of 2.5 Mt/y of crude ore that was identified in the feasibility study done before the mine reopened. The mine hoist is scheduled to be operational by spring 2013.last_img read more

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WHO IS WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2014

← Previous Story Barca hat-trick against Flensburg – Big point for Wisla in Denmark Next Story → Vote for the WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2014 until December 4! Alfred GislasonAntonio Carlos Ortegaraul gonzalesworld handball coachworld handball coach 2014 WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2014? Raul Gonzales Antonio Carlos Ortega Ljubomir Vranješ Alfred Gislason Claude OnestaView Results  Loading …

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Investigation begins after flooding closes Letterkenny emergency department

first_imgALMOST A YEAR after it was struck by flooding, Letterkenny General Hospital again found itself dealing with the aftermath of torrential rain last night.The issue is being investigated, but a local TD believes a full inquiry is warranted.Flooding was again experienced at the hospital, leading to water leaking into the reception and administrative areas at the Emergency Department.Photographs showed high waters across the car park and near the entrance to the hospital.The hospital asked patients not to present themselves at the ED last night, but to consult their GP or travel to Sligo Regional Hospital.ReopenedAfter hours of clean-up, the ED at Letterkenny General Hospital has now reopened.An investigation into the cause of the flood has already begun.While it is at an early stage, a hospital statement said that the culvert was not blocked.Last year (on July 26) the main cause of the flooding incident was the fact that the screens became blocked and prevented water from entering the culvert causing the Sprackburn Tributary to overflow, wiping out 40% of the floor space of LGH and eliminating more than 70% of the hospital’s capacity at that time.Last night’s damage was considerably less than last year’s and the ED was re-opened after three hours with no other services affected, said the hospital.“There are already improved interim flood management arrangements in place at Letterkenny General Hospital with additional CCTV monitoring and regular inspection of flows and levels in the stream,” continued the statement.This also includes the location of a digger onsite and access, on a 24-hour basis, to a roster of drivers to provide rapid emergency response.New storm flow worksThe West/North West Hospitals Group has been granted planning permission from Donegal County Council for the construction of a new storm flow routing pipe and associated works at the Letterkenny hospital.Site works have commenced and are scheduled for completion in autumn 2014. The flood management works, including the new culvert, are estimated to cost approximately €1m. The results of the investigation will be published and the hospital will review the flood management strategy in light of the new findings.A statement from Letterkenny General Hospital-West/North West Hospitals Group said the ED returned to normal at 11pm last night:… after a clean up was completed in the reception and administrative areas that had experienced a very low level of flooding due to water leaking into these areas following torrential rain in the Letterkenny area earlier in the evening.The hospital’s ED went off call for three hours from 8pm to 11pm to expedite the clean up, it said, adding that clinical areas in the ED and hospital services in general were not affected. A detailed flood management strategy (FMS) can be read here. Flooding in the roadway and car park has partly abated and people are advised to use extreme caution if coming to the ED. The emergency services remain at the scene in anticipation of more heavy rainfall. “Disgrace”TD Thomas Pringle has described the flooding as “a disgrace”.He has called for a public inquiry into the matter and said that for this to be happening a second time is “simply unacceptable”.NorovirusSeán Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny General Hospital, stated:I want to acknowledge the hospital staff, the ambulance service, the staff at Sligo Regional and Altagelvin Hospitals, our local GPs, the fire service, the council and the Gardaí for their cooperation. We regret any inconvenience caused to patients and their families.He said that although services are now back to normal, they would like to remind the public to keep the Emergency Department for emergencies and to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance.They are also reminding people that visiting the Short Stay Ward in the hospital has been suspended for the time being due to cases of norovirus on the ward.If relatives are concerned about patients on this ward, a nominated person from each family can liaise with the Clinical Nurse Manager on the ward regarding planned visiting. The contact number is 074 912 5888, extension 4084.People who have vomiting and diarrhoea symptoms should not attend the hospital, but should contact their GP in the first instance if they have serious concerns.Read: Fire crews on the scene of Letterkenny hospital flooding>Read: Letterkenny Hospital partially evacuated after flooding destroys ground floor>last_img read more

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iAd la plateforme publicitaire dApple inaugurée avec le dernier Disney

first_imgiAd : la plateforme publicitaire d’Apple inaugurée avec le dernier DisneyiAd est une nouvelle plateforme permettant aux publicitaires d’afficher leurs nouveautés. Le procédé est inauguré sur iPad avec la sortie de Tron Legacy, dernier film des studios Disney.iAd permet désormais aux publicitaires d’afficher les contenus qu’ils souhaitent sur les smartphones ou tablettes et de sortir le grand jeu pour vendre leurs produits. Cette plateforme est développée par Apple. À lire aussiSurface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air : Microsoft attaque Apple, mais qui est le meilleur ?Les utilisateurs pourront ainsi s’informer des dernières actualités en rapport avec leurs centres d’intérêt. Par exemple, Tron Legacy, nouveau film de Disney, est présenté via son scénario, le profil des personnages ou grâce au téléchargement de la bande-annonce. Il est également possible de télécharger la bande originale du film (réalisée par les Français Daft Punk) et de regarder la galerie photo du film.Une autre application sera proposée et permettra à l’utilisateur de savoir quelle est la salle de cinéma la plus proche pour assister à la prochaine projection, grâce à la géolocalisation du terminal. iAd a pensé à tout !Démonstration en vidéo sur Maxisciences. Le 16 décembre 2010 à 13:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Federated Media CEO Deanna Brown Steps Down

first_imgIn a  blog post, Battelle notes that Brown had approached him “earlier this year” about moving on, and after brainstorming replacement candidates, it occurred to him that running the company again himself was a better decision. “And then it hit me—quite literally in mid-sentence while on a Board call. Why the hell don’t I simply step back in?”As for Brown, Battelle hints in his post that she’ll be moving on to do something “more directly related to content creation.” In the release, Brown says, “As for me, I’ll be announcing my next venture in a couple weeks, so stay tuned for that news.”The full announcement from FMP. Federated Media Publishing, a network of blogs across a variety of markets, announced today that CEO Deanna Brown is stepping down after almost four years at the helm. Founder and executive chairman John Battelle is taking over the CEO role. Under Brown’s leadership the company realigned its business last year to focus on programmatic advertising rather than directly selling display ads for its blog network. It appears Battelle’s return to day-to-day management is not an interim step. Brown will be staying on through March to work with Battelle through a transition, but he’ll remain the CEO going forward.  last_img read more

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City Responds To Ubers Threats To Leave Houston

first_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Uber’s letter to Houston’s City Council X 00:00 /01:16center_img Gail DelaughterHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner says accommodations were made for Uber after they started operating in the city illegally.Uber says Houston’s permitting process for drivers is one of the most burdensome in the country, and they duplicate security measures the company already has in place. Their biggest complaint is that drivers have to give their fingerprints. In a letter to city council, Uber says those regulations have led to a shortage of drivers. The company says if the rules don’t change, they’ll cease operations in Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner responded by saying he hopes Uber stays, but public safety is the top priority. “The city’s fingerprint background check found that hundreds of Uber applicants for licenses, who had been through their background check, had prior criminal histories,” says Turner, “for murder, assault and battery, indecent exposure.”And District A Councilwoman Brenda Stardig questions the timing of Uber’s move. She says the company was in agreement when the regulations were hammered out a year and a half ago. “And for them to come back now and circle after we spent so much time working with them, working with them and others, to come to an agreement on how we could move forward, it’s disappointing,” adds Stardig.  Houston isn’t the only city that Uber is threatening to leave. Voters in Austin will decide next month whether rideshare drivers have to undergo similar fingerprint background checks. Listenlast_img read more

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Meet the bisexual Polish artist of todays Google Doodle

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Her art had a resurgence in the 60s and 70s | Photo: Wikimedia eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The doodle is an art-deco inspired image of her, resembling her own classic work.Tamara de Lempicka doodle | Photo: GoogleBorn in Warsaw, she painted during the 1920s and 30s, primarily in France and the United States. Between World War I and II, she was active in the Paris art scene.After World War II broke out in Europe in 1939, however, she moved to the US with her husband.In 1974, she moved to Mexico, where she ultimately died in 1980 at the age of 81. Her ashes were scattered over the Popocatépetl volcano.‘My work was clear and finished’Lempicka was best known for her Art Deco work, full of geometric shapes and clean lines and colors. She did a lot of portraits of wealthy aristocrats during her career.Her most well-known piece is her self-portrait, ‘Tamara in the Green Bugatti’.We mark the 120th birthday of the great artist Tamara de LempickaAutoportrait ( self portrait in green Bugatti) pic.twitter.com/yS3p68bFRh— Chris (@chrispapps2) May 15, 2018 Today’s Google Doodle honors the bisexual Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka for her 120th birthday.center_img Icons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsThe artist celebrating queer identity, sexuality, expression and romanceThe secret, raunchy gay and lesbian history of VersaillesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/polish-artist-google-doodle/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Lempicka once told her daughter: ‘I was the first woman to make clear paintings. Among a hundred canvases, mine were always recognizable. The galleries tended to show my pictures in the best rooms, because they attracted people. My work was clear and finished.’Matthew Cruickshank created today’s Doodle.‘Few artists embodied the exuberant roaring twenties more than Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka,’ he said.‘I first encountered Lempicka’s work at her Royal Academy show in London, 2004. I was struck by the scale and skill of her paintings coupled with her life (as colorful as her work!).’Her bisexualityLempicka had relationships with both men and women during her life. Many, naturally, considered it scandalous for the time.Another trademark style of painting she did was nude paintings, especially of women.She was friends with several other queer women of the time, including the English author Violet Trefusis and Vita Sackville-West. These two women had a long affair with one another. West, as well, had a relationship with Virginia Woolf.Lempicka also had a relationship with the French singer and actor, Suzy Solidor, whose portrait she eventually painted.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

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Weather warning for wind as Storm Hannah arrives in UK

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Leek outdoor market has been cancelled due to wind (Image: Tom Burnett/StokeonTrentLive) The latest Met Office weather forecast for the West Midlands region states: “After a brief drier spell this evening, further rain will arrive overnight, and it will become increasingly windy with gales likely for a time. Minimum temperature 6 °C. “Saturday will be a rather wet and windy day, and chilly in the wind, with a very different feel to last Saturday. Maximum temperature 11 °C.” Storm Hannah was named as part of the ongoing collaboration in storm-naming between the UK Met Office and Met Eireann, its counterpart in the Republic of Ireland. Frank Saunders, a Chief Forecaster at the Met Office, added: “A low-pressure system will sweep in from the west during Friday evening and Saturday bringing strong north-westerly winds to Ireland and then parts of the UK; the strongest and most damaging winds will be felt across Ireland, prompting Met Eireann to name Storm Hannah on Thursday morning. Read MoreMan suffers serious head injury in Easter Sunday street assault   “Trees are coming into full leaf and many people will be on holiday, so the impacts of a late-April storm may differ subtly from one in mid-winter. “The UK has been shielded from Atlantic weather systems by the large blocking area of high pressure which extended over northern Europe, including the UK, over the Easter holiday. This area of high pressure has broken down allowing these systems to make further headway into the UK. “We’re going to see an unsettled period over the next few days, but the forecast for later next week indicates the return of high pressure, bringing more settled conditions. “Storm Hannah will move away from the UK during Saturday followed by a transient ridge of high pressure bringing more settled weather to the UK for Sunday, good news for London Marathon runners.”  Nationally Highways England are urging people to take care using the M5 motorway in the south west of the country. A spokesman said:  “If you’re planning on travelling on the M5 tonight or tomorrow please be aware that Storm Hannah is predicted to bring strong winds to the south of England between 21:00hrs Friday until 15:00 Saturday. “Please take extra care if you’re towing caravans or riding motorbikes.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailStoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire are expected to be hit by strong winds overnight and into the weekend as Storm Hannah batters the UK. The Met Office have this morning (Friday April 26) expanded a yellow weather warning for wind to cover much of the Midlands, including the Potteries, and parts of the North West. The warning is in force from 9pm until until 3pm on Saturday (April 27) – with the Met Office warning power cuts, traffic and travel disruption and other issues were possible. The Met Office weather warning states:  “Strong winds will push from west to east across parts of west Wales and southwest England late on Friday, then across the rest of Wales and southern, central and parts of northern England overnight and during Saturday. “Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely around exposed coasts, especially in Wales and southwest England during the morning. Gusts of 45-55 mph are likely across inland areas before winds ease by late afternoon.” Read MorePolice at scene after body found on Stoke-on-Trent street Leek’s outdoor Saturday market has been cancelled as a result of the forecast. A market spokesman said:  “Tomorrow’s April 27 Archer Fairs outdoor antique and collectors market in the Market Place has been cancelled due to the forecast wind speeds gusting in excess of 40 miles per hour. “The indoor markets in the Butter Market and Trestle Market are both open with over 40 stalls all day until 4pm.” 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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US urges Haiti leaders to hold elections soon

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged Haiti to hold parliamentary elections as soon as possible to end a political crisis that has sparked violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean nation.Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe resigned under pressure Sunday, clearing the way for a new government to tackle an impasse that has blocked parliamentary elections for three years.Haiti is still struggling to recover from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people.“Recognizing the concessions made by all sides to resolve the impasse, the United States urges all parties to reach without delay a definitive agreement on all outstanding issues and to carry out that agreement in good faith,” Kerry said.“Too much progress has been made since the earthquake to risk going backwards now,” he said, urging Haiti’s leaders “to negotiate a solution that will open the door for elections to be scheduled as soon as possible.”If elections are not held before January 12, the legislature will be automatically dissolved and President Michel Martelly can rule by decree.Martelly’s foes have accused him of seeking to return Haiti to dictatorial rule. The country’s former strongman Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier died in October.But Kerry said Lamothe’s resignation was evidence that Martelly was committed to resolving the situation, and commended him “for his courageous efforts to resolve the deadlock.”Lamothe, 42, has been prime minister since May 2012. Facebook Comments Related posts:US Secretary of State Kerry presses Haitian president on long-delayed elections Haiti postpones presidential runoff vote US embassy urges Haiti to resolve political crisis Haiti elections: A vote without violence in a field of 54 presidential candidateslast_img read more

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