New Delhi: Chefs to take care of their taste buds and travelling days in advance to ensure better acclimatisation — the Indian boxers’ stupendous Asian Championship medal haul has prompted the national federation to think of some fresh ways to aid their Olympic preparations. The Indian boxers logged in their best performance at the tournament, fetching 13 medals including two gold, four silver and seven bronze. The men picked up seven medals, while the women managed six. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe Boxing Federation of India (BFI) is expectedly buoyed by the show and its President Ajay Singh said the target now is to repeat some of it at the Tokyo Games next year. The qualifying process for that will get underway at the world championships in September. “We will do our best at BFI to make sure you guys are really well prepared for the Olympics. We will leave no stone unturned. We will provide everything starting from guidance, coaches, nutrition to make sure you are at your best in Tokyo,” Singh said at an event to felicitate the medal winners. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersFood has been an issue for Indian athletes travelling abroad besides the struggle to acclimatise with the change in temperatures. “Acclimatisation is always an issue. So all the boxers who will go for the Olympics, will travel 10 days ahead of schedule,” he said. “If there is a problem with the food you guys get, like in this Asian Championship, we are happy to send chefs with you. If that is the problem we will try and address that as well,” Singh said. Talking about the performance at the Asian Championship Singh said it augurs well for the sport. “It’s India’s best performance ever in the Asian Championship. Thirteen medals makes India the country with the most medals. Overall, we came third and in terms of points AIBA gives, we were second. “Asia is extremely important in the world of boxing, the leading boxers in the world are from Asian countries. To do so well in this tournament is great credit to all our boxers and coaches,” Singh said. Indian boxers produced some commendable performances in the tournament. Asian Games champion Amit Panghal (52kg) defeated Olympic gold and bronze medallists en route another top finish. Pooja Rani (81kg), who also won gold, defeated current World Champion Wang Lina in the final. While Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Kavinder Bisht (56kg) also got the better of world champions. “We had a string of victories that were just stunning. Sarita (won the 60kg bronze at 37) showed that age means nothing at all. Several of our boxers defeated world champions. “I know for a fact that two of our silver medals — Deepak and Kavinder’s — ought to have been gold. We need to work towards making sure that bouts like that result in our favour.”
The one benefit to the downpours will be to help erase the slight rainfall deficit that southeastern India ended the monsoon with. Drier-than-normal conditions then persisted into October. The combination of warm waters and a lack of strong wind shear could allow the low to develop into a tropical depression or weak cyclone (the equivalent of a minimal tropical storm in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans). The low is expected to track westward toward southeastern India and Sri Lanka this weekend before moving onshore early next week. While tropical cyclone Megh is moving away from India, a new tropical concern threatens to cause flooding in southeastern India and Sri Lanka later this weekend and early next week.The AccuWeather Tropical Cyclone Center is keeping a close eye on a developing area of low pressure in the southern Bay of Bengal. Downpours will become increasingly more numerous into this weekend across southeastern India and Sri Lanka as the low approaches. Steadier and heavier rain will then accompany the low onshore Monday and Tuesday.“Places from just north of Chennai to northern Sri Lanka are in store for a good soaking and at risk of flooding [late this weekend and early next week],” stated AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards.Rainfall within this zone, which is home to Chidambaram, India, and Jaffna, Colombo, will average 125-250 mm (5-10 inches). Totals will even reach or exceed 300 mm (12 inches). That is especially true where the low comes onshore, added Richards.While latest indications keep the steadiest rain to the north, downpours also threaten to occasionally stream into Colombo, Sri Lanka, and cause flash flooding. Localized damaging winds would then become a concern in the vicinity of where the low eventually moves inland.Even if development does not occur and winds are not an issue, residents of southeastern India and Sri Lanka should prepare for flash flooding. After moving inland, the low and the flash flood threat will shift to southwestern India, including Coimbatore, during the middle of next week. The low will then re-emerge back over water in the Arabian Sea, where further strengthening will have to be monitored. (Courtesy AccuWeather)
We are now into the third day of a blistering heat wave, and this one is expected to be the most intense.Temperatures reached 35 in downtown Hamilton at midday, and the humidity is making it fell even hotter. With a heat warning in effect, public swims are free in many communities. Splash pads are also getting lots of visitors.Authorities are warning not to leave kids or pets in the car. Take them with you or leave your dog at home.CHCH News spoke to some people at Confederation Park and asked how they are dealing with the heat and the best way to care for the animals. “You have to make sure they got a lot of water and take her in for a swim and let her cool off.”“Just drinking lots of water and making sure we have sunscreen on.”“Don’t forget your hat.”“Lots of water. Lots and lots of water.”“Breaks if you are exercising and maybe a cold beer when you are done. Don’t forget sunscreen. Lots of sunscreen.” In Georgetown, west of Brampton, a one year old wandered away from a splash pad and suffered second-degree burns on his feet. GO Transit trains are operating a little slower than usual. The heat is causing the metal tracks to expand, which could result in minor buckling. It could add five to 10 minutes to commute times until the heat wave passes. Video of a train in Australia shows it hitting what is called a sun kink, which rattles the train and could potentially cause a derailment. We will see a decrease in temperatures toward the end of the week and rolling into the weekend, but the humidity levels are going to stay quite high. For those who have been waiting for this hot, hazy, humid weather, you are getting what you asked for. And for those who don’t like it, you will have to be patient.
JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has signed an administrative order he says is needed to protect free speech rights of state employees who do not wish to pay union dues.The order calls for new procedures to allow employees to opt in or out of paying dues and fees. The administration argues these steps are needed to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision.This follows a lawsuit initiated by the state that seeks a court order allowing it to stop deducting dues or fees from an employee’s check when the employee no longer wishes to contribute to a union.A major public employees’ union is seeking to block any changes to the dues deduction process and cast the administration’s actions as an attempt to hamper the effectiveness of public employees’ union.Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press
The summit – which brought together hundreds of Government officials, ocean science experts, business leaders, philanthropists and heads of international organizations – was an initiative of the Dutch Government, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank.“This summit has put an accent on action and the route to navigate on oceans, fisheries management and aquaculture is much clearer than before,” said Árni M. Mathiesen, FAO Assistant Director-General for Fisheries and Aquaculture. Actions agreed at the summit focused specifically on improving governance, enhancing sustainable financing, building partnerships for action and sharing knowledge on successful solution implementation. The gathering called for, among other steps, a stand-alone Sustainable Development Goal on oceans as part of the post-2015 development framework; much stronger recognition of the escalating impacts from climate change on oceans; and eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies that contribute to overfishing. Sharing of knowledge, experiences and solutions through information and communications technology that can enforce and monitor in real time and connect communities globally was among the other actions participants called for. “This summit has presented the way forward for a new type of growth – blue growth which is sustainable, equitable and takes the value of the ocean’s ecosystem services into account,” World Bank representative Valerie Hickey stated. ‘Blue growth’ emphasizes conservation and sustainable management of aquatic resources and equitable benefits to the coastal communities that rely on them. The term “blue economy” stems from the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and refers to food, jobs and opportunities for development provided by ocean and coastal assets.“Together, we can restore ocean health at the speed and scale necessary to drive broad-based blue growth, secure food security and turn down the heat on climate change,” added Ms. Hickey. “We have the set of actions needed – let’s move on them now.”
Ohio State and Michigan will be in separate divisions when the 12-team Big Ten begins in 2011. Their annual rivalry game will remain in the final week of the regular season for 2011 and 2012. However, schedules were only decided for those two seasons. There is no guarantee that the game, which has been the last conference game every year since 1934, will not be moved in future seasons. “We didn’t even talk about if ’13 or ’14 would be the same or look different,” said OSU athletic director Gene Smith of the scheduling talks. “So we’ll have those discussions in October. My guess is it’ll be the same, but I can’t speak for my colleagues.” Smith said that only the 2011 and 2012 schedules were discussed so that they could be finalized as soon as possible to allow communities to plan accordingly. When future schedules are discussed, Smith said he will push for the game to permanently remain at the end of the season. “I know what my position will be, for it to be the same,” Smith said. “But again, I can’t speak for what (Wisconsin athletic director) Barry Alvarez might bring in the room. So I’m going to listen to my colleagues and their pros and cons and I’m also going to represent what our interests are.” There does not seem to be any question as to what the fans want. “Over 90 percent of people want us to keep that game at the end of the schedule,” Smith said in a video statement released by the athletic department before the initial decision. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany assured that those fans will be considered. “We’re not fan-insensitive, we’re fan-receptive and are only interested in doing what is going to grow our fan base,” he told ESPN.com. It seems that the growth will not occur through further conference expansion. “We’re finished (with expansion),” Smith said. “The only thing that would cause us to look at it further is if someone contacted us.” Smith acknowledged that few Big Ten representatives have closed the door to further expansion. “The reason most of us say it’s not done is because we think there are some schools that are going to try to talk to some conferences. But we’re not actively out looking at expansion,” Smith said. “After our October meetings, that’s going to be the last we talk about it.”
Jun 22nd 2018, 4:36 PM Pope Francis Image: Evandro Inetti via PAimages Pope Francis http://jrnl.ie/4086480 By Adam Daly Tickets for the Pope’s Knock and Phoenix Park events available on Monday 500,000 tickets have been issued for the Phoenix Park Mass while there will be a capacity of 45,000 people at Knock. Image: Evandro Inetti via PAimages FREE TICKETS FOR Pope Francis’ events at Knock Shrine and Phoenix Park on Sunday 26 August will be available to book on Monday.Organisers have warned that all adults and children that want to attend either event will need to have a ticket in advance which they can get on the World Meeting of Families website.The Pope will spend two full days in the country on 25 and 26 August as part of the World Meeting of Families, with his full itinerary announced last month.There is a limit of 12 tickets per individual booking.Knock There will be a capacity of 45,000 people at Knock where Pope Francis will give the Angelus address on the square in front of the Shrine.Tickets for Knock will only be available through the online booking system.Organisers have said that when booking a ticket you will need to give information of where you are travelling from the morning of the Mass in order to inform the transport plan for the area.Tickets for Knock will have the name of the person who made the booking on the ticket so will not be transferable.Phoenix Park The Closing Mass of the WMOF 2018 will take place at the Papal Cross on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.500,000 tickets have been issued for this event and are only available on the WMOF website.When tickets are bought online they will only be issued by email to be printed at home as organisers say that ”it would be cost prohibitive to print and post this number of tickets due to the size and scale of the event”.Tickets for Phoenix Park will have a unique barcode and must have a verified email address associated with them so are not transferable.Available nowFor those who are really keen to ensure they will be there on the day and want to secure a ticket before they go on general release have options.They can book a three-day or a one-day registration to the WMOF which allows them to book a free ticket to the Final Mass at the same time.A single-day ticket starts from €33, while a five-day ticket costs €68. Both are on sale now.The government set up its official website for the visit and urged anyone interested in attending the two main public events at the Phoenix Park or at Knock to make sure they have tickets before planning their journeys. Short URL Friday 22 Jun 2018, 4:36 PM Share1049 Tweet Email9 137 Comments 46,302 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
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Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 14, 2017 – Providenciales – FortisTCI (the Company) has announced expanded roles for four senior executives as a part of the Company’s organizational restructuring exercise. These new appointments took effect on March 1, 2017. Don Forsyth, former Director of Engineering and Planning, has been named as Senior Director of Electrical Planning, Engineering and Energy Delivery. Aisha Laporte, who served as Director of Customer Services, is the new Senior Director of Customer Services and Stakeholder Engagement. Catherine BuenaMunsayac, former Director of Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance is now Senior Director of Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit, and Archie Gaviola, former Director of Financial Services, has been promoted to Senior Director of Financial and Treasury Services. Mr. Forsyth joined the FortisTCI team in 2013 as Director of Engineering and Planning. He is a utility electrical engineering professional with 20 years’ experience in island utility systems. He began his career in the industry at the single generation plant in Grenada and moved through the ranks to become Manager of Planning and Engineering. His expertise includes Generation and Transmission and Distribution Operations and Maintenance activities, a broad range of engineering studies related to system capacity expansion, system protection, system control, distribution automation and renewable energy implementation. Over the years he has held numerous technical and managerial roles. Mr. Forsyth has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. He also holds an Executive MBA from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. Mrs. Laporte joined FortisTCI in 2008 as Supervisor of Financial Services. In 2011 she was promoted to Manager of Financial Services and played a key role in several major finance projects designed to improve the Company’s treasury and financial reporting processes. In 2012 she was promoted to Director of Customer Services. As the leader in Customer Services, she focused on developing additional customer services in energy audits, automation of customer information and payments via the customer web portal, as well as enhancing Revenue Protection Services. She has also served on the committee that developed and introduced Renewable Energy Programs in FortisTCI. Prior to joining FortisTCI, she worked as Principal Auditor for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government from 2003-2006. She also worked as Auditor for two years at KPMG, one of the leading professional auditing firms in the TCI. Mrs. Laporte graduated with a Bachelor’s degree with distinction in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University in Florida in 2002. A year later she became part of a group of fewer than 10 Turks and Caicos Islanders, at that time, to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Mrs. Buena-Munsayac joined FortisTCI in 2008 as Manager of Financial Services and was promoted to Director of Financial Services and Risk Management in 2011. While in the Finance Department, she led the implementation of financial controls and optimization of the use of the previous enterprise resource planning system. She also facilitated the introduction of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process. In 2014 she transferred to Internal Audit where she was instrumental in the set-up of FTCI’s Internal Audit Department, ERM and Sarbanes-Oxley Readiness programmes. She has diverse industry experience covering energy and utilities, food and beverage, logistics, manufacturing, advertising, financing, real estate and banking. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and holds both Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certifications. Mr. Gaviola joined FortisTCI in 2009 as Financial Reporting and Business Planning Consultant, focusing on compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and development of financial models for business planning and analysis. He was promoted to Manager of Financial Services in 2012 and Director of Financial Services in 2014. He was instrumental in assisting the Company with obtaining its investment grade corporate credit rating from Standard & Poor’s and the subsequent inaugural issue of notes in the United States private placement market. He has managed the Company’s financial reporting under both IFRS and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP). Previously, he worked as Audit Senior at one of the big four auditing firms and managed assurance engagements for mostly international financial institutions. Mr. Gaviola has a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant. FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell stated, “As we enter a new phase of business in the energy sector highly skilled talent will continue to be at the forefront of organizational success. I am particularly pleased that we have been able to promote from within because, across all four portfolios, these members of senior management have shown technical prowess, leadership growth and the capabilities and commitment to keep moving the Company in a forward direction. On behalf of the entire staff at FortisTCI, I am pleased to congratulate them on their professional and personal achievements.” FortisTCI has been restructured into three main divisions: Corporate Services; Operations; and Innovation, Strategic Planning and Information, Communications, Technology (ICT). These have further been segmented into three main Operating Business Units (OBUs), namely Production and Project Management, Grand Turk and Sister Islands Operations, and Transmission and Distribution (T&D). Press Release: FortisTCI
.Two members of Bangladesh Navy were killed and six others injured in a cannonball explosion during a test firing at a ship in the Bay of Bengal in Chattogram on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased are petty officers MM Rahman and M Motaleb, said assistant director Rezaul Karim of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).He said the cannonball exploded in the ship around 3:00pm during a naval exercise.Rezaul also said the six injured Navy members were brought to Dhaka by a helicopter in the evening and they were now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH).
The EU on Monday extended a ban on selling arms to Myanmar and prolonged sanctions against high-ranking officials over their role in the Rohingya crisis.The measures, which include an embargo on weapons and other equipment that could be used for repression, will stay in place until at least 30 April, 2020.Some 14 top military and border officials are under individual EU sanctions — barring them from travelling to or through the European bloc and freezing any assets they hold in Europe — over alleged human rights violations, including killings and sexual violence.In August 2017, some 740,000 Rohingya refugees fled a military crackdown in northern Myanmar to cross into Bangladesh, where 300,000 members of the persecuted Muslim minority were already in camps.Many Rohingya refugees said there had been mass rapes and slaughters, and UN officials have said the crackdown needs a genocide investigation.
A team of researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology has developed a silk protein-based gel that they claim allows for skin healing without scarring. In their paper published in the journal Biomaterials Science, the group describes their gel and how well it works. © 2018 Science X Network Journal information: Biomaterials Science This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further More information: Chao Qi et al. Sericin hydrogels promote skin wound healing with effective regeneration of hair follicles and sebaceous glands after complete loss of epidermis and dermis, Biomaterials Science (2018). DOI: 10.1039/C8BM00934A Scarring due to a skin injury is not just unsightly—for many, it can also be a painful reminder of a wound. For these reasons, scientists have sought a way to heal wounds without scarring. In this new effort, the team in China claims to have found such a solution—a sericin hydrogel.The gel used by the researchers was based on a silk protein—the researchers extracted sericin from silk fibers and then used a UV light and a photoinitiator to cross-link the protein chains. The result was a gel that adhered well to cells and did not trigger much of an immune response. The researchers note that it also has adjustable mechanical properties. They explain that the gel allows for scar-free healing by inhibiting inflammation and by promoting the development of new blood vessels. It was also found to regulate TGF-β growth factors, which resulted in stem cells being routed to the injury site allowing new skin to develop, rather than scar tissue.The researchers note that proteins found in silk have built-in bioactivity. This, they suggest, is likely because the composition of the amino acids is quite similar to that of human skin. The gel also blocks bacteria from entering a wound, which allows the wound to heal faster than it normally would.More study is required to ensure that the gel does not cause unwanted side effects, but the team is optimistic. They point out that it does a better job than anything else currently available at preventing scars from forming. They predict that their gel will one day soon be used to treat wounds in a way that is not only safe and effective, but prevents scarring. Credit: Biomater. Sci., 2018,6, 2859-2870 How does a frog heal wounded skin without scarring? Citation: Skin gel allows wounds to heal without leaving a scar (2018, November 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-skin-gel-wounds-scar.html
Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes 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 . 20:13Advance warning: M6 southboundM6 Southbound closed due to roadworks during the night between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). From 21:00 on the 28th to 6:00 on 29th June. 20:09Virgin Trains West CoastDelays of up to 25 minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast at Lancaster due to signalling problem.19:57A500 ‘moving well’ Traffic moving well on A500 D Road Through The Roadworks Southbound before A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout).18:57Motorcyclist taken to hospital after A50 falling off bikeA motorcyclist had to be taken to hospital after falling off their bike on the A50. Read more.18:57Slow traffic on A500 A500 D Road Westbound entry slip road partially blocked, slow traffic due to broken down vehicle at A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange). Officers on scene are awaiting the arrival of recovery.17:44Queues in Trent Vale Queuing traffic on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is six minutes. 17:41Porthill Bank busyA500 D Road Southbound busy but moving around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank).17:41Four minute delays on D RoadHeavy traffic on A500 D Road at A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout). Travel time is four minutes.17:40Teenagers taken to hospital following early morning street attack (Image: Google)An early morning street attack at the weekend left two teenagers with facial and head injuries. Full story. 17:40Werrington Road busyA52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).16:56London Northwestern Services at a stand on London Northwestern between Stone and Stafford due to members of train crew being unavailable.16:49Old Mill Road slow Heavy traffic on A533 Old Mill Road Southbound at High Street.16:45Delays on M6 in Cheshire Queuing traffic due to earlier accident on M6 Southbound at J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). All lanes have been re-opened. Lane one (of four) was closed until around 16:40. Traffic not helped by two earlier breakdowns in the nearby area.16:35A500 D Road A500 D Road Southbound busy but moving before M6 J15. 16:16M6 in CheshireOne lane closed and queuing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Lane three (of three) is closed.15:22Chell trafficQueuing traffic on A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brindley Ford Southbound at A5272 High Lane roundabout. Travel time is four minutes. 15:21Chell traffic Usual congestion on A5272 Chell Street at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square).14:59M6 in Cheshire One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Lane three (of three) is closed.14:59M6 in Staffordshire One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J14 A34 (Stafford North) to J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area. Lane One (of Three) is closed.11:38Accident involving car and lorry on M6Reports of lane closed and very slow traffic due to accident, a lorry and a car involved on M6 Southbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent).Awaiting further details but sensors confirm a lot of slow traffic heading towards J15.11:34Schoolboy snatches woman’s phone in streetThe youth, who are wearing a blazer and carrying a rucksack, fled empty handed after being shouted at by a member of the public. More here.10:59Load causing very slow trafficVery slow traffic due to abnormal load on A34 Stone Road Northbound between B5027 Newcastle Road (Stone) and A5035 Longton Road (Trentham roundabout, Trentham).Reports of an abnormal load heading north towards the Trenthamarea. Speed sensors show traffic crawling between Meaford and Tittensor (as of 10:55).10:53Delays in CheadleQueueing traffic on A522 Leek Road in both directions near A521 High Street. Congestion to McColl’s on A522 Tean Road heading Northbound, and through Brookhouses affecting Eastbound traffic on A521 The Green towards Cheadle. In the roadworks area.Temporary traffic lights are in use from today until next Tuesday for water main work near the two mini-roundabouts, causing queues in all directions.09:23Delays expected as wide load travels through North StaffordshireWe’ll be bringing you further updates as we get them. More here.08:09Police to take action against passing drivers who filmed M6 accident sceneMore here.07:49All lanes now open out of Sandbach ServicesOne lane was closed due to a broken down vehicle.07:48Accident cleared on A523The accident on the A523 has been cleared.07:31Usual congestion around Cobridge traffic lightsUsual congestion on A53 Elder Road around A50 Waterloo Road (Cobridge Traffic Lights). 07:28Broken down vehicle on service station slip roadA Highways England spokesman said:Southbound entry slip back onto motorway has vehicle broken down in live lane. Traffic Officers on scene clearing vehicle, please drive carefully when leaving the services .”07:25Usual congestion on A500Usual congestion on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. Police search for missing woman Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday, June 28. 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The strong Aussie dollar is not the most critical issue hurting our tourism industry, according to an industry expert who said interest rates are the financial factor most impacting travel spending.Welcoming the Reserve Bank’s decision to not increase rates, the inaugural Tourism and Events Excellence conference conveyor Tony Charters said “steady interest rates” will have a positive impact on the industry, particularly “if it takes the pressure off disposable income”. “Roy Morgan Research data over the past decade shows Australians’ propensity to take an annual holiday directly tracks interest rate movements,” he explained. “When people can afford to take a holiday they are increasingly choosing an overseas destination over a domestic one, despite the exchange rate fluctuating frequently over the same timeframe. “This debunks the exchange rate as a prime influence on people’s holiday plans.”Mr Charters added that the industry would also benefit from branching its marketing into new areas.Although New Zealand is one of the country’s largest travel market, Mr Charters explained that “it is unacceptable” for Australia to rely on a country with less than 4.5 million people. “The industry must face up to the new realities and do better,” he said. “We can’t rely on most Australians holidaying at home anymore, and we have actually known for a long time that Australia is a highly desirable destination for people from all around the world, but it is too far away for many markets.“While traditional markets will continue to be important, the rising middle classes in a China and other countries close to our time zone offer more realistic potential.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
Arizona had a 14-13 lead midway through the fourth quarter, but Bradford’s scramble and fumble just plays after hitting Kirk marked the end of his night as he was benched for Rosen.While Wilks considers his options when it comes to the quarterback situation — he will watch tape to decide if Arizona will start Rosen or Bradford next week against Seattle — he knows for sure that the Cardinals need to iron out their rushing attack.“I know personally I’ve got to do a better job of sustaining and finishing,” Pugh said. “I get on a guy and lose him late and instead of a five-, seven-yard gain, it’s a two-, three-yard gain.” – / 36 The Cardinals entered the week averaging 61 rushing yards per game — second-worst in the NFL — mostly because they had ditched the ground attack looking to make up multi-touchdown deficits in their first two games.Yet Johnson’s lack of impact compared to lofty expectation continues to be a trend. He took 12 carries for 31 yards against Chicago and caught four passes for 30 more yards, including a 21-yard touchdown to put Arizona ahead 14-0 with 1:40 to go in the first quarter.Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy did use Johnson’s rushes to set up the play-action passing game. Bradford connected on three passes of 30 or more yards Sunday.The first of which led to two big catches as Arizona scored a touchdown with a 75-yard opening drive. Johnson’s touchdown catch and a 32-yard strike from Bradford to Christian Kirk that set the Cardinals up on Chicago’s 23-yard line with 13 minutes to go also looked like a step forward.“We were running the football, we were balanced and we used play-action, you know, and it was wide open,” Bradford said of connecting with Kirk, who had seven catches for 90 yards.That success just didn’t happen enough. In one of the biggest moments against Chicago, he wasn’t even on the field.The Cardinals had just replaced starting quarterback Sam Bradford with rookie Josh Rosen, and at the Bears’ 45-yard line, it was rookie running back Chase Edmonds who lined up in the backfield on 3rd-and-2. He took a handoff with two minutes left in the game and was dropped for a three-yard loss.Related LinksBradford’s first-quarter tease gave Cardinals’ Rosen no margin for errorCardinals defense finding legs but not enough to beat BearsRapid Reaction: Josh Rosen debuts as Cardinals fall apart vs. BearsSam or Josh? QB decision looms after Cardinals’ Rosen can’t provide sparkCards’ Fitzgerald doesn’t get surprised — not even by turnout of Bears fans“We have total confidence, number one, in Chase as well as David,” Wilks said after the game. “We got the call right there. I don’t think it was really who was in the game, it was penetration up front. Got to do a better job as far as blocking in that situation.”The next play, Rosen threw an interception that sucked the momentum out of his debut. But the snap before that loomed larger afterward, be it for Johnson’s absence or the offensive line’s lack of blocking.“That’s bad,” right guard Justin Pugh said. “We have to convert those.“We are going to go back and look at the tape, judge ourselves and be critical as hell and go out there to perform next week.”The lack of pop in the ground game has been a theme for Arizona, which rushed for just 53 yards on 2.9 yards per carry against the Bears. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 32 Comments Share Chicago Bears defensive tackle Bilal Nichols, left, wraps up Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds (29) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Top Stories GLENDALE, Ariz. — Even with a lead, it turns out, the Arizona Cardinals still haven’t found their offensive identity.More specifically, they’ve yet to consistently give running back David Johnson a steady diet, be it in the passing or rushing game.First-year head coach Steve Wilks promised he wanted a down-hill, run-oriented attack in 2018, but through three losses, including a 16-14 defeat to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Johnson has been relatively M.I.A. for reasons mostly outside of his control. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
December 28, 2009 We finally continue the report that was started on 11/16/09 and 11/18/09, about the new greenhouse that will connect to the East Crescent heat-duct tunnel [see information on the heat-duct tunnel project starting with 7/13/09 report with intermittent postings up to 11/11/09]. The construction crew started assembly of the ribs for the greenhouse. [photo & text: sue] At the site for the greenhouse, below the pool, posts have been installed and imbedded in concrete. [photo: Colleen Reckow & text: sue] And the first ribs have been put into place. This 20′ wide x 48′ long greenhouse, more specifically called a “High Tunnel,” is an unheated, plastic-covered structure that provides an intermediate level of environmental protection and control compared to open field conditions and heated greenhouses. This report continues on 12/29/09. [photo: Colleen Reckow & text: Anna Tran, sue]
By Angelos AnastasiouIf the intensive care unit at the Nicosia General Hospital is not operating according to international standards, it should be closed down and needs should be covered from elsewhere, Health Minister Giorgos Pamboridis said on Wednesday, in response to criticism that the unit is perilously understaffed.Pamboridis was responding to heavy criticism leveled against him by state doctors union (Pasyki) boss Soteris Koumas, who blamed the recent resignation of one of the unit’s seven doctors, as well as the resignation of another effective mid-November, on the health ministry’s failure to secure adequate working conditions and provide incentives.“We are now demanding the six remaining doctors to cater to 24 intensive care beds,” Koumas told the state broadcaster. “I don’t know what the solution is – the health minister can tell us and if it is satisfactory we will support it.”Koumas complained that the issue was brought to Pamboridis’ attention two weeks ago.“We asked him to see the [ICU] doctors; he saw them, but 15 days later the solution is apparently not there yet,” he said.Doctors at the unit claim they are being overworked in a crucial unit that should employ at least 10 intensivists. Pamboridis hit back, saying that if standards are not met at the Nicosia general ICU, then it will be closed down.“Every effort will be made to continue the [ICU’s] operation and strengthen its scientific adequacy to the maximum extent possible, so that it operates like corresponding units abroad,” Pamboridis said.“In this context, the adequacy of existing, as well as new, staff will be assessed, so that we can be certain that we have specialist intensivists doing the work the state wants them to do.”His only concern is the quality and adequacy of the services offered to the Cypriot patient, the minister said before issuing a stern warning to those he deemed as trying to force his hand.“If it is not offered, like those running the unit claim, it will be offered by any other means required,” he said.“I am saddened when some are ecstatic with glee because we are threatened with resignations or faced with claims that international standards in state hospitals are not being met. If the unit is not operating according to the required standard, it should be closed down. If that is found to be, in fact, the case it will be shut down. And if the solution is to meet intensive care needs from the private sector while we strengthen the unit, we will look at that, too.”The closing-down threat seemed to have worked, with doctors at the Nicosia general ICU issued a conciliatory statement defending their work and highlighting the dramatic work conditions they are facing.“All of us, the head and the doctors of the ICU, are wholly devoted to the duty and our top priority, which has always been the maximum possible scientifically sound care of our heavily ill patients and supporting their families,” the statement said.“For several years, we have been doing our best to serve this duty, even in exceptionally difficult conditions, which, based on international requirements, are now a risk to the health of our patients. We are glad the Health Ministry, through the minister, publicly acknowledges the problem and is studying our clear and immediately enforceable suggestions.”As a centre of scientific excellence, recognized as such in Cyprus and abroad, the statement said, the ICU is a clinic that is ready to become a university clinic, employing numerous innovative methods and boasting a unique wealth of knowledge and experience, and operates saving lives.“We are certain that if the right decisions are made quickly, the issues will be resolved soon,” the ICU doctors said.Giorgos Mixides, the doctor whose resignation sparked the latest fracas, said he quit because he felt unable to do his work properly under the current circumstances.“To me, the cause … are the chronic dysfunctions at the Nicosia general hospital, especially in the ICU,” he said in a statement, adding his belief that the situation was irreversible under the current regime.Mixides said his resignation had nothing to do with political parties, trade unions, or the current minister who “was the only one who seriously dealt with the matters that concerned me.”You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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