Rio 2016: Argentina hold off Belgium to take maiden men’s hockey gold

first_imgArgentina beat Belgium 4-2 to claim the Olympic title on Thursday and win their country’s first Games medal in men’s hockey, edging a close-fought match between two teams few expected to make the final.Long playing in the shadow of a much-celebrated women’s team, Argentina’s men will leave Rio with their first Olympic hockey medal. (Rio Olympics: Full Coverage)Belgium’s sliver was their best finish at the Games in 96 years. They last took home bronze in Antwerp in 1920.”We are a perfect team. Everybody knows their role everybody knows what they have to do on the field,” said Argentine forward Facundo Callioni. “We just wanted the gold more than Belgium.”Both teams had beaten the odds in Rio to make their first Olympic final. Belgium eliminated world number two the Netherlands 3-1 on Tuesday, hours before Argentina routed defending champions Germany 5-2.GERMANY CLAIM BRONZEThe Germans were reduced to scrapping it out for third place against the Dutch ahead of the main event, with twice gold medalists Germany claiming the bronze after winning a penalty shootout 4-3 following a tense 1-1 draw at full time.Belgium’s potent attacking game was evident from the start, building on a strong performance in the group stages where they racked up 21 goals, more than any other team in the tournament.With less than two minutes gone, Tanguy Cosyns deflected a strike from the top of circle to claim an early lead for the men in red. But the Argentine Lions roared back, scoring from two penalty corners and netting a third before halftime.advertisementAs storm clouds gathered, the intensity waned after the break, with neither team able to land a shot before Belgium’s Gauthier Boccard put the ball into the bottom-left corner.Belgium failed to score from two successive penalty corners deep in the fourth quarter. On the back foot, they swapped their goalkeeper for an extra man to chase a last-minute equalizer which never came.”We had so many opportunities today, we should have done better,” said Belgian captain John-John Dohmen. “If you don’t score your opportunities you cannot win. It’s simple.””But one year ago nobody would bet on us and now we are here,” he added, grinning and holding up his silver medal.With fifteen seconds left on the clock, an interception allowed Argentina’s Agustin Mazzilli to seal the win in style, walking the ball into an open Belgium goal.At a tournament which has struggled to fill seats in Rio and had its place on the Olympic program questioned by Games organizers, the gold medal showdown drew a sell-out and boisterous crowd at the Olympic Hockey Centre.Argentine supporters lined the stands in blue and white, erupting in song as the final whistle blew and stripping off their shirts to cheer their victorious countrymen.last_img read more

Clásico alumni who played in MLS

first_imgMLS 10 Real Madrid and Barcelona alumni who played in MLS Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives 02:05 12/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Thierry Henry David Beckham MLS 05072011 Kelvin Kuo MLS Real Madrid v Barcelona Real Madrid Barcelona Primera División Real Madrid and Barcelona have sent several players to Major League Soccer over the years, and here’s a look at the star-studded list of alumni As American soccer fans tune into El Clasico on Saturday, they won’t be seeing any players who previously plied their trade in Major League Soccer, but they could certainly be watching some players who will eventually make their way across the Atlantic to follow in the footsteps of some of the sport’s biggest stars.Whether it be a Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi one day, or even a veteran like Andres Iniesta or Sergio Ramos, Saturday’s installment of one of the world’s biggest rivalries should have plenty of talent for MLS teams to drool over, and even potentially bring stateside.The pipeline of talent from the Spanish giants to MLS has seen some heavy hitters make the move, including some of the best players to ever pass through the American league, and while some of the signings could have been accused of being of the retirement league variety, more recent years have seen veterans of El Clasico come to MLS and dominate. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 2017 season saw several with FC Barcelona ties come in and make an impact in MLS, from former Barca manager Gerardo Martino, who thrived with Atlanta United, to a trio of La Masia products that enjoyed success, led by Toronto FC playmaker and MLS Cup final goal-scorer Victor Vazquez.Here is a look back at some the players to play for Real Madrid and/or Barcelona before plying their trade in MLS:DAVID BECKHAMDavid Beckham MLS LA Galaxy 04212017The British superstar was part of Real Madrid’s Galacticos, joining the Spanish giants in 2003. He spent four seasons in Madrid before embarking on his historic move to MLS, where he spent five seasons with the Galaxy.From a marketing standpoint, Beckham’s move to MLS helped boost the league’s international profile, while on the field he helped the Galaxy win back-to-back MLS Cup titles in 2011 and 2012 before leaving to finish his career at Paris Saint-Germain.THIERRY HENRYThierry Henry MLS 10042014The Arsenal legend made a blockbuster move to Barcelona in 2007. He spent three seasons at the Camp Nou, and played a key role in Barcelona’s historic 2008-2009 season, which saw the Catalans win six trophies in one of the best seasons in history.Henry left Barcelona for MLS in 2010, joining the New York Red Bulls, which he spent five seasons with. Henry was still a goal-scoring force, scoring 51 goals and becoming a fan favorite at the club before his retirement after the 2014 season.KAKAKaka Orlando CityThe 2007 Ballon D’Or winner spent the last decade of his career struggling to live up to that lofty standard set a decade ago, with his move from AC Milan to Real Madrid in 2009 seen largely as a disappointment.Kaka’s multi-million dollar move to Orlando City saw him become the highest-paid player in MLS, and while he did help the Lions find success off the field, the Brazilian playmaker never could help them succeed in league play, failing to reach the playoffs in any of his three seasons.DAVID VILLADavid Villa MLS NYCFC 07192017The Spanish legend followed up his Golden Boot-winning performance at the 2010 World Cup with a move to FC Barcelona, enjoying three successful seasons that included a pair of La Liga titles and a UEFA Champions League crown in 2011.Since moving to New York City FC in 2014, Villa has been one of the league’s best players, earning MVP honors in 2016 while helping NYCFC become one of the league’s most entertaining teams. Though he is 36, Villa shows no signs of slowing down, and his ability to parlay MLS success into a return to the Spanish national team could lead to more Real Madrid and Barcelona players making the jump to MLS at younger ages.HRISTO STOITCHKOVHristo Stoitchkov MLS Chicago Fire 08242002The Bulgarian legend played a big part in one of the most successful periods in Barcelona history, winning five La Liga titles during his seven seasons at the Camp Nou, including the historic 1991-1992 season with a stacked squad known as the ‘Dream Team’.Stoitchkov arrived in MLS with the Chicago Fire well after he had left Barcelona, but still made a positive impact, helping lead the Fire to the MLS Cup final in his first season. Stoitchkov spent three seasons with the Fire, and the final season of his career with D.C. United in 2003.GIO & JONATHAN DOS SANTOSGiovani and Jonathan Dos Santos MLS LA Galaxy 08062017The La Masia products never did quite break through at FC Barcelona despite being considered good prospects, with Gio Dos Santos a high-profile youngster who couldn’t break through. He left Barcelona after the 2008 season, while Jonathan spent parts of five seasons at the Camp Nou, playing sparingly from 2009 to 2014.The brothers eventually reunited briefly at Villarreal in the 2014-2015 season, before Giovani made the move to MLS and joined the LA Galaxy. While he has has mixed results in MLS, sometimes dominating, and sometimes disappearing, his brother Jonathan still chose to join him in Los Angeles, arriving this past summer. The two designated players are still in contention to represent Mexico at the 2018 World Cup, and will be expected to play major roles in helping the Galaxy rebound from an awful 2017 season.RAFA MARQUEZRafa Marquez New York Red BullsThe Mexican star enjoyed one of the most impressive runs in La Liga of any player on this list, spending seven seasons at Barcelona and helping the Catalans win four titles, and the six trophies in 2008-2009.Marquez failed to come anywhere close to that success in MLS. In fact, his tenure with the New York Red Bulls was easily the most disappointing stint in the U.S. of any player on this list. His three seasons with the Red Bulls from 2010 to 2012 were awful, leading to questions of how much longer he would play, but to his credit he moved to Liga MX and revived his career.HUGO SANCHEZHugo Sanchez MLS Dallas 07101996The Mexican legend is one of the most accomplished players in Real Madrid history, scoring a jaw-dropping 164 goals in seven seasons. A stint that saw him help Real Madrid to five La Liga titles.Sanchez’s MLS stint was much less memorable, consisting of one season with the Dallas Burn in 1996, the league’s inaugural season.AITOR KARANKAAitor Karanka Middlesbrough 12112016Known more recently for his career as a manager, Karanka had a modest five-season career at Real Madrid from 1997 to 2002. He did play a part in three UEFA Champions League-winning seasons during that time, serving as a defender. Karanka’s MLS career was largely forgettable, consisting of one solid season with the Colorado Rapids in 2006.ALBERT CELADESAlbert Celades MLS New York Red Bulls 05302009The only player on this list to play for both Real Madrid and Barcelona, Celades enjoyed good-sized stints at both clubs during a good career as a defensive midfielder. A product of La Masia, he spent four seasons with Barcelona’s first team from 1995 to 1999, then after a stint at Celta Vigo, he made the move to Real Madrid. He spent five seasons at Madrid, playing sparingly before moving on to a stint with Real Zaragoza.Celades spent one season in MLS is easy to forget, as it happened to be the 2009 season with a New York Red Bulls side that endured one of the worst seasons in its history.last_img read more

Tourism Cares New CEO Sheds Light on New Role and the Future

first_imgInterview By: Joanie Ogg, Co Founder & Editor  – Travel Professional NEWS®Interviewing: Greg Takehara, CEO – Tourism Cares  First and foremost, congratulations on your new role as CEO of Tourism Cares. I was so excited when I heard the news and we really appreciate you making the time to share more about your plans as the head of Tourism Cares.Thank you. I have had the pleasure of knowing you for many years in this great industry and have always enjoyed the times we have been able to work with one another. I am excited for you and to see what you have in store for Tourism Cares moving forward under your leadership.Likewise, I have always enjoyed the opportunity to work with you Joanie, as well as your selfless advocacy and promotion of travel professionals. Greg, can you share with our readers your industry experiences and how they have brought you to your new role as CEO of Tourism Cares?I was very fortunate to work for a tour operator just out of law school and I got to learn the business, the distribution model, and most importantly, got to interact with so many wonderful industry colleagues. My tour operator experience was followed by many years working in the travel insurance sector, so I have always been connected to the industry. With your past experiences in this great industry, what do you think best prepares you for this new role?Working for a tour operator was about helping to create travel experiences; then working in travel insurance was about protecting travel companies and travelers – creating piece of mind. I feel like I have always been connected to a greater purpose in this industry, so Tourism Cares is a natural progression for me. I have been fortunate to be involved with Tourism Cares since its infancy. Bruce Beckham, its original Executive Director, brought together the foundations/philanthropies of three major travel associations: ASTA, NTA and USTOA, under one umbrella and I was at its inaugural clean-up event in Ellis Island in 2003. I have been an active volunteer ever since, acting as a team leader at their events, and being asked to join its board in 2012 and becoming Chairman late last year. Can you give us a brief history of Tourism Cares and it’s growth and impact on travel destinations, the people and the infrastructure?Tourism Cares celebrated its 15 year history of volunteer events last year in 2018 in New Orleans. We have left our mark on so many places – globally; in Peru in 2012 and in Jordan last year, as well as domestically all across the country. We have focused on Cities and National Parks as themes for our events and have collaborated with associations and travel companies to create signature private label events, as well. There has always been a strong feel good aspect to our events that comes with volunteering and giving back to our industry, but our focus has matured to ensure that we use the convening power of our diverse industry centric membership and its positive social impact to help people and places thrive. Part of our vision for the future of Tourism Cares is the development of meaningful travel maps such as the one we launched in Jordan last year. It is hard to believe we are halfway into 2019 and I am sure you have much to share about what has been happening at Tourism Cares most recently. I believe you are just back from Puerto Rico, can you tell us a bit about that?Yes, our team just returned from Puerto Rico last week where we held a three day Meaningful Travel Summit. It brought together the travel industry – over 150 travel professionals, along with local and government tourism leaders, social enterprises, non-profits, and community-level organizations to support the development of local economies for a resilient future on the island. We volunteered on a non-profit community farm still in need of repairs after Hurricane Maria and also, to strengthen infrastructure for future natural disasters. That farm is a grantee of World Central Kitchen’s social enterprise program, Plow to Plate, which is creating a stronger food sovereign community across Puerto Rico by fostering small shareholder farming. Some of the work the farm focuses on is renewable energy and alternative fuel sources such as bio digesters. The farm is currently in competition for a MIT grant for the innovative work they are doing around biofuels. Our work is part of our Commitment to Action with the Clinton Global Initiative to facilitate partnerships between global tourism companies and social enterprises in Puerto Rico. We are proud to work with partners such as the Foundation for Puerto Rico and World Central Kitchen to make this happen. I read that Tourism Cares offers merit-based academic scholarships to support undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Travel Tourism and Hospitality programs. Can you elaborate on this topic?Our community invests in the future of our workforce, offering scholarships and mentoring programs to ensure the best talent enters and stays in the travel industry. In 2019, we are offering 24 academic scholarships awarding $77,000 to students studying in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. I love that Travel Professionals have an opportunity to get involved through the Good Travels Advisor program (GTA) and become specialists. Can you share more information for our readers on how they might get involved and learn more?GTA is an online training course for travel professionals. It offers tips and tools covering good giving and volunteering, as part of the travel offering. We are working to develop the program further as travel professionals continue to gravitate towards responsible and sustainable travel. Travel professionals can access more information via Is there a certification that agents receive and any other benefits to the agents who are part of that program?Yes, upon completion of the course and receiving the certification, the agent also becomes a GTA member of the Tourism Cares community with certain benefits. Graduates also receive access to the GTA Graduate Learning Centre which contains wonderful resources including the Meaningful Travel Provider Guide – which profiles a number of responsible travel options for customers. GTA members also have access to quarterly webinars that focus on topics of sustainable tourism. Thank you for your time and for always being a supporter of the Travel Professional, before we conclude, is there anything you’d like to add?I want to encourage everyone to view our website for more information and hope everyone will consider becoming a member so we can continue to do meaningful work in our communities and support the industry at large.last_img read more

Family Resource Centres Recognized During Volunteer Week

first_img Volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to Nova Scotia’s36 family resource centres were recognized this week forpromoting healthy environments for young children and theirfamilies. “Nova Scotians volunteer their time more than anyone else inCanada and, day in and day out, these volunteers share theirskills and talents with families at family resource centresacross the province,” said Community Services Minister DavidMorse. “Working together, we have raised the bar of volunteerinvolvement and are building better futures for young NovaScotians.” National Volunteer Week — held Sunday, April 17 to Saturday,April 23 — is a time to honour and thank volunteers for theircontributions to their communities and to highlight the positiveimpact volunteers have on everyone in the community. NovaScotians contribute 183 hours of volunteer work on average eachyear — 43 per cent more than the national average. Premier John Hamm and Community Services Minister David Morserecognized these vast contributions by issuing a certificate ofappreciation for each of Nova Scotia’s family resource centresand a congratulatory letter to centre volunteers. Family resource centres are non-profit, community-basedorganizations that offer a variety of services for families incommunities across Nova Scotia. Led by staff knowledgeable inchild and family development, these centres are an information,support, educational and referral resource for parents andcaregivers. Services and supports offered by each centre aretailored to meet the needs of the local community. Following a commitment to promote greater volunteer involvementin family resource centres, Nova Scotia introduced the VolunteerInitiative in the spring of 2004. Under this initiative, aprovincial workshop was held with family resource centrerepresentatives last fall to share successes and to inform futuresupport for volunteers in family resource centres. Recently, 12family resource centres received grants to support projects thatenrich their volunteer programs. A provincial working group offamily resource centre and Community Services’ representatives iscurrently developing a training strategy intended to build uponthe expertise of family resource centres in volunteerism. Funding for the Volunteer Initiative has been provided by theEarly Childhood Development Initiative, a federal-provincialagreement to enhance early childhood development programs andservices. COMMUNITY SERVICES–Family Resource Centres Recognized DuringVolunteer Weeklast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1, New Minas Construction will begin on Trunk 1 in New Minas from Bonavista Avenue west to Cornwallis Avenue starting Monday, Sept. 19. Lane closures may be required. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, and is scheduled for completion on Monday, Oct. 31. Delays are expected. Drivers should use alternate routes when possible. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Onslow Road — Route 311 Onslow Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of a traffic control person and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 RICHMOND COUNTY: Point Tupper Industrial Park Point Tupper Industrial Park Road, from Nova Scotia Power to the entrance of the new Anadarko LNG facility, will have a one-lane closure for gravelling and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 will have a one-lane closure for road work from the intersection of Route 354 in Noel, westerly to the end of Moose Brook until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Motorists are advised to expect delays. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to dusk. HANTS COUNTY: Nine Mile River The Nine Mile River overpass structure northbound on Highway 102 in Elmsdale will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, Sept. 30. Wide loads are to use alternate routes. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 between Exit 13A and Highway 104 will have intermittent lane closures on both northbound and southbound lanes until Friday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of signs. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Johnson Road and Route 305 Johnson Road, from Highway 125 to Scotch Lake Road, will have a one-lane closure for road repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Route 305 north, from Little Pond Bridge to just west of Alder Point Road, will have a one-lane closure for road repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-2213 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 -30- Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 DIGBY COUNTY: Mavillette Bridge The Mavillette Bridge on Trunk 1, about nine kilometres west of the Meteghan connector, will be closed for bridge replacement until Tuesday, Nov. 15. Eastbound traffic is to detour on C. Boudreau Road and westbound traffic is to detour on John Doucette Road or Cape St. Mary’s Road. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-7116 HANTS COUNTY: Nine Mile River Nine Mile River overpass structure southbound on Highway 102 in Elmsdale will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, Sept. 30. Wide loads are to use alternate routes. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. easterly from Old Courthouse Branch along Salmon River Road to Valley Road for 2.4 kilometres, southerly along Valley Road to Valleydale Road for half a kilometre, westerly, along Valleydale Road to Greenfield Road for 2.7 kilometres, and northerly along Greenfield Road to East Prince Street for about 0.8 kilometres. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 302 There will be a one-lane closure from the Trunk 2/Route 302 intersection in South Hampton to Athol Road until Friday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Work is continuing on the Highway 103 twinning project between Exit 4 at Hubley and Exit 5 at Tantallon. Traffic control consists of signs and traffic control persons. Work in the area is expected to continue until the fall. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-638-3150 Fax: 902-638-3356 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. YARMOUTH COUNTY: East Kempt Bridge The East Kempt Bridge on Route 203 will be closed for bridge replacement until Saturday, Dec. 31. Traffic control consists of detour signs. A detour is available on the North Kempt Road and the Gray Road. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh Bridge The Nappan Marsh Bridge on Trunk 2 will be closed until Friday, Oct. 14. Traffic control consists of signs and a detour sign is in place. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 223 Route 223 has a partial-lane closure for road repairs from Highway 125 westerly for 6.5 kilometres. The work continues until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 will have alternating one-lane closures for repairs and repaving from one kilometre west of Exit 14, westerly 3.5 kilometres until Friday, Sept. 23. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle, flashing light unit, barrels, and traffic cones. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Bergman Bridge Bergman Bridge located on Trunk 1, about 1.3 kilometres east of the Hants/Halifax County line, is closed for repairs until Friday, Sept. 30. The bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and then reopened to traffic. A one-way, temporary bridge is in place with crossing controlled by traffic lights during construction. A detour is available on Highway 101. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Open The Old Baxters Mill Bridge near Baxters Harbour in Kings County is open to one-lane traffic. There is a weight restriction for vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Crows Mill Road The Crows Mills Road will have alternating lane closures from Monday, Sept. 19 until Monday, Oct. 31 for repaving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday. CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Temporary traffic signals are in place. Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 211 Route 211 between Clooney Hill Road and Indian Harbour Lake will have intermittent one-lane closures for upgrading until Monday, Oct. 31. Work takes place Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Motorists are advised that some Sunday work may be necessary. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Catalone Bridge The Catalone Bridge on the Louisbourg highway may have a possible single-lane closure for repairs until Friday, Sept. 23. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from Monday to Saturday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Glendale Bridge on Highway 105, for about 2.4 kilometres east of Exit 2; Victoria Bridge on Highway 105, for about 0.3 kilometres west of Exit 2; and Rough Brook Bridge on Highway 105, for about 3.5 kilometres west of Exit 2.center_img Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 HALIFAX COUNTY: Highway 118/Wright Avenue Interchange Highway 118 will have intermittent lane closures in both directions during interchange construction. Traffic will be stopped in both directions during blasting until Friday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of signs, cones and barriers. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information on blasting activities call 424-6144 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 6 Trunk 6 will have a one-lane closure from Ripley Road, 10 kilometres easterly toward Pugwash until Friday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from the Colchester County line westerly for about 5.4 kilometres, will have a one-lane closure for paving until Monday, Oct. 31. Work will also be carried out on the on- and off-ramps at Exit 18A, east of Kemptown. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118 Highway 118 northbound at the Portobello Road overpass will have partial lane closures for repairs until Friday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of flashing lights and jersey barriers. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-6196 Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-883-8732 INVERNESS COUNTY: Glendale, Victoria and Rough Brook Bridges The following bridges near Kingsville in Inverness County will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, Sept. 30: ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Glenroy (Marydale) Bridge The Glenroy (Marydale) Bridge located on the Marydale-Caledonia Road in St. Andrews will be closed to traffic for repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. A detour is available via the Antigonish/Guysborough Road and the south intersection of Marydale-Caledonia Road. PICTOU AND COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 from Exit 18A (near Mount Thom), for eight kilometres easterly, will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Vernon Bridge Vernon Bridge in Murray Siding is closed until Friday, Sept. 30, while a replacement bridge is constructed. The 6.4-kilometre detour follows: Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 KINGS COUNTY: Rawding Road Rawding Road in Black Rock will have a one-lane closure for paving and repairs until Friday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of signs and traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Truck 19, from Mabou Harbour Bridge southerly to Port Hood, will have a one-lane closure for patching and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, from Exit 6 northerly to the Hants County line, including off ramps at Exit 6 and Exit 7, will have a one-lane closure until Monday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 306 (Old Sambro Road) Route 306 will have a one-lane closure from Lieblin Drive south to Acre Road for repairs until Friday, Sept 23. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 Local Area Office: 902-563-3377 Fax: 902-563-3379 RICHMOND COUNTY: Arichat There will be intermittent one-lane closures on three sections of road in Arichat, for a total of 6.6 kilometres until Friday, Sept. 30. Section one is on Lower Road, from Babin’s Hill to the Petit-de- Grat intersection. Section two is on the various streets connecting Lower Road to High Road including Bay Lane, Benets Lane, Upton Lane, Connies Lane, and Godfreys Lane. Section three is on Service Road, from Evanston Road to the second entrance of the Strait Richmond Hospital. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 has a one-lane closure for repairs on the Sporting Mountain overpass over Morrison Road at Exit 47. Work takes place 24 hours a day and continues until Saturday, Oct. 8. Traffic control consists of temporary traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333, from Redmonds Road southerly to Paddy’s Head Road, will have intermittent one-lane closures for repaving until Friday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, from about 3.7 kilometres west of Exit 4 to the west end of Indian March Bridge (Sky River), will have a one-lane closure for patching and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. NEW WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 212 (Old Guysborough Road) Route 212 from Antrim Road, west of Dollar Lake Provincial Park, for 6.7 kilometres to Wyse Road, will have a one-lane closure for asphalt and concrete repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted.last_img read more

New Pavement for Two 100Series Highways

first_img Both projects are scheduled for completion by July 31, 2007. The tender deadline for submissions for both projects is Thursday, Nov. 30. “Our 100-series highways are crucial to the economic well being of Nova Scotia,” said Jamie Muir, acting Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Keeping them in top shape will help save lives and keep the province moving.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney. Two tenders announced by the province will provide almost 20 kilometres of smoother, safer pavement for drivers on Nova Scotia’s 100-series highways next summer. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has called for tenders to repave the following two road sections: Highway 101: from Exit 33 near Richmond Road for 10.3 kilometres west to Exit 34, including the west on- and off-ramps at Exit 33 and all on- and off-ramps at Exit 34. Highway 103: from the Port Clyde River Bridge west for nine kilometres to the new Barrington Bypass.last_img read more

JetBlue and Delta rise while WD40 slips

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:JetBlue Airways Corp., up 58 cents to $16.92The airline reported a 7.9% increase in air traffic in March, along with an increase in flight capacity.MSC Industrial Direct Co., down $2.11 to $81.60The industrial tools and supplies distributor’s fiscal second-quarter profit and revenue fell short of forecasts.WD-40 Co., down $8.74 to $163.60The maker of spray lubricants and other maintenance products reported weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue.Delta Air Lines Inc., up 91 cents to $57.86The airline reported a 30% surge in first-quarter profit and gave investors a solid outlook for the current quarter.Tesla Inc., up $3.75 to $276.06U.S. lawmakers proposed the expansion of an electric vehicle tax credit.Wave Life Sciences Ltd., down $7.84 to $33.91The drug developer said it will need more time to present data from a potential Huntington’s disease drug because of slow patient enrolment in the study.Guardant Health Inc., up $7.81 to $73.99The cancer diagnostics company said it made a deal to expand coverage for its liquid biopsy test Guardant360.HollyFrontier Corp., up $1.87 to $50.04The oil refiner and its peers in the energy industry gained on a report that oil inventories rose by 7 million barrels last week.Kroger Co., up $1.04 to $24.98The grocery store operator is promoting and shuffling some executives as it restructures how it operates its stores and expands partnerships.The Associated Press read more

Tribes environmentalists battle copper mine in Arizona

SONOITA, Ariz. — Scenic State Highway 83 gently curves through southeastern Arizona’s wine country, past waves of blond grass dotted with orange-tipped ocotillo plants before the dark Santa Rita Mountains loom into view.The Milepost 44 pullout offers a panorama of the range in the Coronado National Forest where a Canadian firm wants to carve out a massive copper mine near Tucson. The $1.9 billion Rosemont Mine, at a half-mile deep and a mile wide, would sprawl across federal, state and private land, leaving a waste pile the height of skyscraper.Native American tribes and environmental groups have sued to stop Hudbay Minerals Inc. of Toronto, arguing its mine could desecrate sacred, ancestral lands and dry up wells and waterways while ravaging habitat for endangered jaguar and other species. Last week, they asked a federal judge to prevent the project from proceeding until the lawsuits are decided.“I pray to our Creator every morning that things will work out,” said Austin Nunez, chairman of the Tohono O’odham’s San Xavier District, a piece of tribal land just south of Tucson. “Our ancestors’ remains are there, along with archaeological sites, including a ball court. We cannot risk any further harm to our ancestral heritage.”The Tucson and state chambers of commerce are Rosemont cheerleaders, noting the project will immediately create 500 jobs and pour $16 billion into the local economy over 20 years.The fight comes amid a larger battle across the West over using public lands for mining.The Trump administration in late 2017 slashed about 85% of Utah’s Bear Ears National Monument to allow for mining claims. New Mexico tribal leaders have pressured U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration near the remnants of an ancient Pueblo civilization at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. And conservationists fret over plans to reopen a gold mine in California’s Castle Mountains National Monument, home to ancient rock art and a Joshua tree forest.“You could go to virtually every state and find a push by big corporations to grab resources before it’s too late,” said Richard White, a historian of the American West at Stanford University. “It’s a resurrection of these extractive industries that were so much a part of the Old West.”Arizona produces about two-thirds of U.S. copper for wiring and other electronics, generating about $5.38 billion in 2017, according to the Arizona Mining Association. “Mining in Arizona represents 60,000 jobs,” said Amber Smith, president and CEO of the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce. She is confident Hudbay will mitigate any potential problems by building extra roadways and employing technology to recycle water used in the mining process.Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry spokesman Garrick Taylor said Rosemont would be among the biggest construction projects in Arizona history. “Its impacts will be measured in the billions of dollars,” he said.Responding to questions in writing, Hudbay told The Associated Press that delaying the project would result in “significant financial costs” and “we’re proposing in the short term to move forward on aspects that don’t fall under the litigation.”The company said the current project was the result of a dozen years of review and “it’s designed intelligently and in accordance with public and policy priorities.” It has told Tucson officials the mine would not harm water quality or affect supplies.Still, environmentalists worry about the impacts on the Santa Rita Mountains, where white-tailed deer and black bear, bobcats and the occasional cougar roam among the Apache pines and Douglas firs. Numerous kinds of hummingbirds and woodland warblers fly through Madera Canyon, among the world’s premier bird-watching spots.Randy Serraglio, a conservation advocate with the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity, predicted ore trucks would rumble down a scenic highway built in 1927 that stretches some 50 miles (80 kilometres) from Interstate 10 to the tourist hotspot of Sonoita.“It’s going to look like a nuclear bomb was set off,” he said.Winery owner Todd Bostock worries Rosemont could injure a tourism industry that includes boutique lodging focused on wine and the region’s natural beauty.“The mine will have a direct, negative and permanent impact on our business,” said Bostock, whose Dos Cabezas winery annually produces some 5,000 cases of dry red, rosé and white wine. “They are gambling with our investment and our livelihood.”Rosemont detractors also point to the yawning Lavender Pit, a former open pit copper mine outside Bisbee that still scars the landscape 45 years after ending operations.Serraglio’s group, along with Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition and the Arizona Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club this year sued to stop Rosemont, as did the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe.The environmental law firm Earthjustice filed the recent request for an injunction to stop Hudbay from revving up its bulldozers. U.S. District Court Judge James A. Soto has said he hopes to rule on the first three suits by summer’s end before tackling two more recent ones filed over a Clean Water Act permit granted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a mine operations plan approved by the U.S. Forest Service.___Follow Anita Snow: Snow, The Associated Press read more

Marijuana producer Aphria lowers cash portion of offer for Nuuvera

LEAMINGTON, Ont. — In an unusual move, licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. is cutting the amount of cash it is offering for cannabis company Nuuvera Inc. — from $1 to 60 cents per share — as Nuuvera seeks to fully acquire its subsidiary Avanti Rx Analytics.Leamington, Ont.-based Aphria said Tuesday it reached an agreement with Toronto-based Nuuvera to the lower the price but did not elaborate on why.Nuuvera said in a separate release it agreed to the amendment “in order to fund” its own acquisition of the remaining 49 per cent interest of Avanti — which provides research and testing services to the cannabis industry — for an estimated $43 million.The company did not explain why receiving less money from Aphria would help fund its own transaction.“The acquisition of Avanti is an important step in the history of Nuuvera and is expected to result in synergies at the combined Nuuvera/Aphria which will enhance the value of the arrangement to shareholders of Nuuvera,” said Ronald Schmeichel, Nuuvera’s chairman, in a statement.Neither company could not be immediately reached for further comment.Nuuvera said it entered into a letter of intent to acquire the remaining interest of Avanti from a single minority shareholder. As part of the deal, Nuuvera also anticipates acquiring Avanti’s facility in Brampton, Ont.The original agreement was valued at $826 million, according to Aphria and Nuuvera’s Jan. 29 release. The revised offer, with the reduced cash component and using Aphria’s latest closing price of $14.06, based on 80.13 million outstanding Nuuvera shares would be valued at $447.9 million.Under the amended deal, Aphria is offering 60 cents in cash plus 0.3546 of an Aphria share. Nuuvera noted in its release “the consideration has been reduced… provided that the cash consideration will be increased to the extent the company’s unrestricted cash exceeds the revised required level.”Shares of Aphria and Nuuvera have fallen since the original deal was first announced on Jan. 29. Under the initial agreement, the licensed producer offered $1 plus 0.3546 of an Aphria share for each Nuuvera share. That would value the offer at roughly $8.50 per share, based on Aphria’s 10-day volume-weighted average price for the period ended Jan. 26 of $21.15. Nuuvera’s 10-day volume-weighted price for the same period was $6.51.On Friday, Aphria shares closed at $14.06 on the Toronto Stock Exchange while Nuuvera shares closed at $5.56 on the TSX Venture Exchange. Based on Friday’s share price, Aphria’s amended offer of 60 cents in cash plus 0.3546 of a common share would be valued at $5.59 per share.Aphria’s stock was up $1.13 or 8.04 per cent to $15.19 in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, while Nuuvera was up 14 cents or 2.52 per cent to $5.70.Aphria said Tuesday it also sought and received consent for the reduction from shareholders who had signed lock-up agreements, that together with Nuuvera shares already owned by Aphria represent approximately 65 per cent of Nuuvera’s outstanding shares and over 57 per cent of the requisite minority shareholders of Nuuvera.Aphria added that its board of directors received an opinion from its financial adviser, Cormark Securities Inc., that said as of Feb. 19 the amendment is “fair, from a financial point of view, to Aphria.”Nuuvera noted its board also obtained legal and financial advice from Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., which concluded that as of Feb. 19 that “the consideration to be received by Nuuvera shareholders is fair, from a financial point of view, to such shareholders.”Aphria said the deal is expected to close in April, on schedule.Companies in this story: (TSX:APH, TSXV:NUU, TSX:CF) read more

Fundraisers for beaten cabbie

A fundraiser is being held at the Whistling Walrus in Hamilton Wednesday night for Muhammnad Anwar Sajid — the cab driver who was viciously beaten by a customer last month.Tonight’s event was organized by a neighbour of the Sajid family. Several bands are on the bill, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Sajids, to help them with ongoing costs of treatment and child care. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

Water testing available in Long Point

High water levels and flood-like conditions in some lake shore areas in the county has prompted the Haldimand-Norfolk  Health Unit and Norfolk County Building Department to offer advice to protect drinking water and keep residents safe.Cottages and homes in Long Point that are running off of wells or personal septic systems need to be aware of the dangers of possible flooding conditions, said a media release.Nick Dye, a resident of Long Point, says he isn’t worried about the high water levels.“There’s not much you can do, really,” said Dye. “My house is up high enough.”The health unit provides free water testing. Sample bottles can be picked up at any health unit building or the Langton Administration Building. There is also temporary pick up available at R&R Outdoors in Port Rowan.Dye hadn’t heard about the sample bottles, but said his house is connected to Long Point water.If flood water gets into a well or cistern it could contaminate the drinking water for the home.Jim Carroll, owner of R&R Outdoors, said they received the sample bottles on Thursday night.Dr. Shanker Nesathurai, medical officer of health for Norfolk County, reminds the public that if they believe there is a possibility of their water being contaminated they should get it tested and use bottled water until the results have returned.In such cases, bottled water should be used for drinking, food preparation, washing dishes, brushing teeth, making ice, or baby formula.While sample bottles can be picked up at multiple locations they must be returned to either the Simcoe Health Unit or the Langton Administration site for testing.The turnaround time for the water test is from four to five business days. It is suggested that community members call the public health lab to ensure quick turnarounds.The Norfolk County Building Department recommends that those with holding tanks and tile beds monitor their property for signs of malfunctions. Any visible damage, strange coloured water pooling, or foul smelling odours are signs of damage to the tanks.Under flood-like conditions, caution should be taken to ensure the tank is not emptied too much, making it prone to float and break drain lines due to high groundwater levels.  Limited water use (e.g. less laundry, reduced shower time, avoiding baths) can also assist with reducing the risk of further septic malfunction under these conditions.Those in Norfolk with septic system concerns can contact the county’s building department at 519-426-5870 extension 6016. read more

Council mocked for saving BT phone boxes so they can be enjoyed

first_imgThe red telephone box is widely recognised as a design classic, worthy of preservation as a symbol of bygone Britain.But now a local council has decided the rather unloved glass fronted phone kiosks which replaced it – and have long been made redundant by the advent of the mobile phone – are also worthy of being saved for posterity.Rochdale council, in Greater Manchester, has announced it has saved six BT glass kiosks from being destroyed by the telecoms provider so that they “can be enjoyed by generations to come”.The decision to save them from the scrapheap has raised eyebrows among some residents, who believe the sentiment may be a stretch too far.Unlike their red counterparts, the borough’s assortment of BT boxes are tattered, rusted and, in some cases, daubed in graffiti. And while Rochdale remains determined to save them, neighbouring councils have been pushing for their removal because they are seen as “toilets, drug dens and rubbish dumps”.Commenting on the announcement, a local resident who wished to be known only as Dan said the kiosks were an eyesore and more likely to mocked than cherished by the community,”It’s been decommissioned so there is nothing in it at all. I thought it was such a funny thing to be ‘gifted’ to the people,” he added. “It’s really funny – it’s just a glass box. To be honest, a lot of people do use some of the traditional red boxes as bookshops but I just can’t see it with this one. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “The traditional red ones are what you would expect to see it happen with. There are practical uses for disused phone boxes but because of what this one looks like, with it being so ugly, people were just making fun of it.” BT Phone box Unphased by the scepticism, a spokesman for Rochdale insisted that the boxes were worth saving and will now be fitted with heart defibrillators for use in the event of local emergencies.It follows similar initiatives launched across the country, which have sought to give kiosks–grey and red–renewed purpose whilst preserving their striking features.“This is part of our life-saving Rochdale Defibrillator project which aims to reduce the number of early deaths in the borough,” the spokesman added.“The defibrillators will be activated in the next few months, after the necessary work to clean up the telephone boxes and installation of equipment has been completed.” Poster last_img read more

Frail pensioner who beat wheelchairbound husband to death with a pole cleared

A “frail” pensioner who beat her wheelchair-bound husband to death with a wooden pole after suffering decades of “hell” and abuse has been cleared of his murder.Packiam Ramanathan, 73, went into “a trance” when she attacked Kanagusabi Ramanathan, 76, as he lay in his bed, the Old Bailey heard.The defendant, of Newham, east London, denied murder but had pleaded guilty to manslaughter, citing his bullying and abusive behaviour during their 35-year marriage.Jurors had heard how the couple had an arranged marriage in 1983 and had fled Sri Lanka in the civil war.On September 21 last year, paramedics found  Mr Ramanathan dead in his bedroom after the defendant told her neighbour she had hit him.A blood-stained wooden stick was found in a cupboard in the hall of the couple’s flat.The former shopkeeper had suffered serious head injuries and multiple wounds to the body and neck, with other injuries to his arms and hands from trying to fend off the blows.Prosecutor Sally O’Neill QC had said there had been arguments about money and the defendant had become “very angry” at finding out her husband had written to Sri Lankan police accusing her brother of fraud and theft.She said: “There is no dispute that the person who used that stick to cause those injuries which killed him was his wife, and the prosecution case is that there can be also no doubt that she did so intending, at the least, to cause him really serious harm and that he was unlawfully killed as a result, that is, that she murdered him.””The prosecution case is that this was a brutal and sustained attack by this defendant on a disabled and defenceless elderly man whilst he was lying in his bed and that the attack was probably motivated by anger.Giving evidence, the defendant claimed she lost of control after suffering years of bullying and abusive behaviour by her husband.He allegedly threw sticks at her and subjected her to years of verbal abuse, even accusing her of having an affair with the fishmonger.Recalling the killing, she told jurors: “It was like I was in a trance. I hit him. I do not know. I did not know what I was doing. I could not feel this. I remember him saying don’t hit me. I remember I hit him.”I lost control at that time. I did not plan anything. I’m not a person who would do such a thing. I don’t know how I did it. For me I still feel like somebody else did it.”Stephen Kamlish QC, defending, suggested that if Ramanathan had wanted to kill her diabetic husband she could have simply given him a bigger dose of insulin and “no one would have known”.”The fact it was done in the way it was – with a stick – means there was no planning,” he added. “The fact it was done with such severity is evidence of loss of control.”She is frail, she is slight, she is getting on for anorexic weight. It’s hard to beat someone to death with a stick when you are that size.He had urged jurors to acquit her of murder, saying: “After the hell of this trial, the hell of 36 years of abuse, you can show what you think of this prosecution and do the right thing by coming to a very fast verdict.”Jurors took just half an hour to find Ramanathan not guilty of murder. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Terex Minerals Processing Systems goes modular with MC380X cone plant

first_imgTerex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS), the supplier of material processing technology for modular, portable and static crushing and screening equipment, has announced the launch of the Terex Minerals Processing MC380X Modular cone plant, which is aimed at aggregate and mining customers worldwide. The new MC380X cone module features the Terex Cedarapids high performance MVP380X cone crusher and “boasts numerous features that increase the machine’s productivity and ease of use.”Major new enhancements include high speed clearing of jammed material; quick crusher separation capability for faster manganese changes; and user friendly computer controls enclosed in a robust weather-protected control panel. Other key features of the MC380X include an extra-heavy duty I-beam frame, galvanised steel structure including walkways, stairs and guard rails as standard. The module structure and all its components are CE Compliant.The modular structure bolts together on-site boasting quick set up times using basic tools. Pre-wired with a plug and play design the Terex MPS modules require minimum on-site wiring. The flexible design of the module enable permits for two locations for the discharge conveyor for easy transport and site set up.The Terex Cedarapids MVP380X cone with patented Rollercone design provides high efficiency crushing from a single drive electric motor 300 hp (225 kW). The cone also have an adjustable motor mount slide-base tensioning system with V-belt drive, drive guard, V-belt motor sheave, hub and key. Unique to Terex MPS modular plants are the fact that the hydraulic and lube skids are both positioned in the modular structure to protect them and are part of the pre-wired set up. Optional equipment includes a motor starter kit to run off-plant cone feed conveyor, product discharge conveyor and feeder, easy upgrade overflow chute and full length skid base.Global Modular Product Manager, Terex MPS, Mark Crooks said: “We are very proud to add the high performance MC380X cone module to our expanding CR modular product line, further increasing our plant building stations, improving our application capabilities between 150-450 t/h and in particular, showcasing the innovative design and modular plant controls created by our experienced engineering team.”last_img read more

Arthur Spring considering bid for Labour top job Kelly making statement today

first_imgUpdated 10amARTHUR SPRING, THE nephew of former Labour leader Dick Spring and one of the ‘gang of eight’ who supported a no confidence motion in Eamon Gilmore, is considering running for the party leadership, he confirmed this morning.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, he said he was thinking about putting his name forward for the leader and deputy leader positions and that he had parliamentary party members willing to propose and second him for both positions.The Kerry North-West Limerick TD said he would consider whether he had enough support before making a decision.He also said he had some “soul searching” to do before deciding if he was the right candidate, and that he would be devising a plan for the “re-engagement of the Labour Party with the Irish people”.  Spring said anyone who sought the job would have to have “a level of knowledge of a particular generation, and — without getting ageist on this — a level of passion and energy”.He disagreed with comments made by other backbenchers that a clean-out of the party’s entire front-bench was needed, saying there should be a ”mix of experience, energy and youth”.Other contendersSocial Protection Minister Joan Burton declared her candidacy for the role yesterday as anticipated, but Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin has ruled himself out.Junior minister Alex White, who has been linked with the top job, is expected to make a statement confirming his intentions in the next few days.Meanwhile Alan Kelly, junior minister in the Department of Transport, is set to make a statement outlining his intentions outside Leinster House at 10.30am.He is expected to run for the deputy leadership of the party.The Tipperary North politician said earlier this week that in the wake of Eamon Gilmore’s resignation announcement that he would put his name forward for either the leadership or deputy leadership.Other potential deputy leadership candidates emerging this morning include Waterford TD Ciara Conway and the Cork South-West deputy Michael McCarthy.- additional reporting from Hugh O’Connell Yesterday: ‘The limits of austerity have been reached’: Joan Burton confirms her Labour leadership bidLast night: I’m out: Brendan Howlin tells colleagues that he doesn’t want to be Labour leaderlast_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Friday

first_img Friday 10 May 2019, 9:01 PM Evidence was given on the ninth day of the Ana Kriegel murder trial.The Royal College of Surgeons said a judge’s ruling in a case concerning the CervicalCheck scandal could throw the future of the Irish cancer screening programmes into doubt.Sport Ireland confirmed it will carry out an extensive audit of the Football Association of Ireland, starting in the coming days.A new opinion poll showed Fine Gael candidates on top in each of the constituencies for the upcoming European elections.The US sought the extradition of an Irishman who allegedly stole more than $2 million (€1.78 million) in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies onlineGardaí investigating an ongoing feud in Drogheda arrested three men.The head of Ulster Bank said it was “unacceptable” that some of its former customers’ personal details were compromised after the bank sold on the loans.It emerged that a Dublin raised €15 million in loans from the Housing Finance Agency to provide first-time buyers access to a government loan scheme.THE WORLD  Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage coughs as he samples a Pinkman flavoured e-cigarette during a Brexit Party walkabout in Lincoln Source: PA Wire/PA Images#MIGRANT CRISIS A boat carrying around 70 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sank in the Mediterranean, leaving at least 50 people dead.#USA Former US intelligence Chelsea Manning analyst has been freed from jail after two months in custody.#RACISM ROW Former BBC presenter Danny Baker “formally” apologised for a tweet about the royal baby that saw him sacked by the broadcaster yesterday.PARTING SHOT A model of Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lunar lander Source: Patrick Semansky/PA ImagesJeff Bezos has become the latest billionaire to announce his ambitions for space travel.The Amazon founder unveiled his new space company, Blue Origin, yesterday, when he said he would aim to land a robotic ship the size of a small house and capable of carrying four rovers – seen above – on the moon. If the initial phase is successful, Bezos says he could bring people to the moon on the same timeframe as NASA proposes to do so.Comments have been closed as legal proceedings are active in some of the above stories. No Comments NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Lord Mayor for Dublin Nial Ring and the Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal O Donoghue TD at the turning the sod ceremony located on a small site just off North King Street, Dublin Source: May 10th 2019, 9:01 PM By Stephen McDermott Here’s What Happened Today: Friday The Ana Kriegel trial, a warning over the High Court’s CervicalCheck ruling, and an audit of the FAI set to begin in coming days made the headlines today. Short URL Share8 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Get our daily news round up: 15,882 Views last_img read more

Gerard Deulofeu I will not go back to Barcelona

first_imgWatford forward Gerard Deulofeu is adamant there will be no second comeback to Barcelona in the futureThe 24-year-old left his boyhood club for the second time of his career on a permanent transfer in the summer for Watford.Deulofeu, who’s previously had loan spells with the likes of Sevilla and AC Milan, now can’t envision another return to Barcelona.“That was difficult. When I was young it was terrible,” Deulofeu told the Offside Rule Exclusives podcast.“Every day in the media you are the ‘New Messi’, and that’s not good for a young player.”Instead, the Catalan controversially suggested that he is better suited to likes of Barca rivals Real Madrid.“I’m a former Barcelona player, but maybe my style is more similar to the one of a Real Madrid or Manchester City player,” added Deulofeu.“I didn’t take the chance of staying at Barcelona because playing there is so difficult and sometimes I didn’t have the chance, the confidence of Barcelona.”Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.However, the young striker is happy in the Premier League and intends to focus on Watford rather than any possible future moves.“But now I’m here at Watford, I’m still young and the coach is tough,” continued Deulofeu.“He is always trying to get the best out of me, which is good because if not you will be asleep on the pitch and you go down.“I said I will not go back to Barcelona.“We tried two times (Barca sold him to Everton in 2015 then bought him back two years later), and if those two times doesn’t work, I don’t want to try three times… it’s too hard.“I had been at Barcelona since I was nine years old, but sometimes you don’t feel hope.“My best football is in the Premier League and Watford put a lot of confidence in me.”Deulofeu has scored twice in 10 Premier League games for Watford.last_img read more

Pogba didnt celebrate Man Utd win welcomed by Juventus fans

first_imgFrench international star Paul Pogba after the Champions League match between Manchester United and Juventus said he didn’t celebrate the Manchester United winner against Juventus.“The win was important, but the Juve fans gave me such a warm welcome,” Pogba told Sky Sport Italia and Rai Sport as quoted by Football Italia.“I didn’t celebrate when we went 2-1 up, it felt too strange. I saw so many people that I know well. We played against a great team and we really had to win tonight.”Pogba was asked if he could return to Turin permanently and he says:Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Who knows? I’m with United now. There is so much talk about this, but am happy to be playing for Manchester United.”“It was wonderful coming back here, although it felt weird going into the ‘away’ locker room. I was so accustomed to the Juve one.”“The reaction of the fans really moved me, as I missed them and Italian football. It was great to be back in this stadium, where I started out and won big trophies.”Manchester United won Juventus 2-1 in yesterday’s Champions League game.last_img read more

3 minors drown in Netrokona

first_imgThree minors drowned in a small pond near their house in Uttar Para village of Kendua upazila in Netrokona on Friday afternoon, reports UNB.The deceased are Neon, 4, son of a certain Milon Mia, Halima Akter, 3, daughter of Dulal Mia, and Fahima Akter, 5, daughter of Rustam Ali of the village.Coming to know of the matter, family members of Neon, Halima and Fahima recovered their bodies and rushed to Tarail upazila health complex of Kishoreganj, but the physician declared the three children dead.The three drowned in a pond near their homes while they were playing on its bank, said Kendua police station officer-in-charge Imarat Hossain Gazi.The facts indicate it is yet another instance of Bangladesh’s ‘silent killer’ of children, striking to take more young lives.A 2017 study published in esteemed medical journal The Lancet said drowning accounts for 43 per cent of all deaths in the 1-4 age-group in Bangladesh.UNICEF quotes a survey by the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) that says over 18,000 Bangladeshis aged 1-18 die of drowning each year – more than 50 each day.Most of the deaths occur among unsupervised children between one and five years old in ponds that are very close to their homes.Seventy-five per cent of drowning were found to happen within 65 feet of home. Sixty per cent of the victims drown between 9:00am and 1:00pm, when older siblings are at school and mothers are preparing food, gathering wood and water, or tending to crops.last_img read more