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Australian Teams In Camp This Weekend

first_imgThe Australian Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Open teams will use the weekend as an opportunity to train and play trial games in a training camp environment before they travel to Mudgee on Tuesday. With the Australian teams chosen following a camp in Sydney three weeks ago, this weekend’s camp is the perfect opportunity for the sides to train after teams were announced earlier this month. The Australian Women’s Open team will see six debutants take to the field in the series, with coach Peter Bell saying this weekend will be a great opportunity for the team to gel before travelling to Mudgee.“I don’t think we’ve ever had half the Australian team turnover from one tournament to another so it’s exciting that we’ve got a lot of young girls coming through and we’re having to blood a lot of new people but I think the positive side of it is that we’re doing it so early in the cycle,” Bell said. “Everyone is just thrilled to be a part of it, there’s a really good feeling in the Women’s team.”Nine players will debut for the Australian Mixed Open team at an Open level in Mudgee and coach Micheal Lovett says this weekend is very important for his side in the lead up to next week’s event. “We looked at some of the fringe players in the Men’s and Women’s Open teams to play Mixed which we did, we took four players back, two from the Men’s and two from the Women’s which means some of the work we had done at the initial camp three weeks ago has to be rehashed,” Lovett said. “At the end of the day when you get an opportunity to represent your country it is all about what you can do. It doesn’t matter what the lead in is you are wearing your nation’s crest on your chest and that’s what’s important.”With 12 players out of his World Cup winning side returning for the event in Mudgee, Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad, says this weekend’s camp will be a good opportunity to finish off their preparation. “We’ve been together a while now, it’s just about polishing off our combinations again and just refresh our memories on our policies and playing together and those kinds of things. All I want is to get some familiarity about our game and some consistency about our game, I’ll be happy with that,” Trad said. Robert Nakhla returns to the Men’s Open team after his debut in 2009, while 2011 World Cup Mixed Open representative, Troy Malcolm and 2007 World Cup Mixed Open representative, Matt Tope, have also been named in the side. The only debutant in the team is Sydney’s Daniel Barton, with Trad saying that all four have fit into the team really well. “A couple of them have been around for a while…they are very, very happy that they have taken that final step and of course, we’ve got young Daniel Barton, this is his first time ever at an international level and he hasn’t even played Origin. He’s a bit of a kid in a candy store at the moment, eyes wide open, big smile on his face and he looks like he’s enjoying every moment of it,” Trad said. “That’s really good, not just for him obviously it’s very exciting for him, but for the rest of the team to see the enjoyment and excitement that people still get from making Touch Football representation at this level.” Stay tuned to the website for previews of the Trans Tasman with each of the Australian coaches in the lead up to the 2012 Trans Tasman Test Series in Mudgee, New South Wales from Thursday, April 26 until Saturday, April 28 2012. There are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways:Websites:www.austouch.com.auhttp://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-6460-0-0-0 Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets)YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

ESPN Has New Injury Update For Notre Dame QB Ian Book

first_imgIan Book throws a pass for Notre Dame.CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rolls out against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Ian Book will not be playing on Saturday against Florida State. Multiple outlets are reporting that Notre Dame’s starting quarterback will miss the contest against the Seminoles while dealing with an injury.The school has yet to confirm the news, though Notre Dame has confirmed that Book is dealing with some injuries to his midsection.Book became Notre Dame’s starting quarterback earlier in the season and has led the Fighting Irish to an undefeated year. Brian Kelly’s team should be able to get past Florida State without him, but it’s still a big loss.ESPN is reporting that Book isn’t expected to be out for long.College football insider Adam Rittenberg is reporting that Book will be back for the following weekend’s game against Syracuse.“SOURCE: Notre Dame QB Ian Book is out this week against Florida State. The Athletic first reported the news, noting that Book sustained a rib injury this past week against Northwestern. A source tells me Book is expected back next week against Syracuse at Yankee Stadium. Senior Brandon Wimbush, who began the season as the starter before Book replaced him at Wake Forest, is expected to start Saturday,” he reports.SOURCE: Notre Dame QB Ian Book is out this week against Florida State. The Athletic first reported the news, noting that Book sustained a rib injury this past week against Northwestern. A source tells me Book is expected back next week against Syracuse… https://t.co/Mr7JI4M7an— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) November 8, 2018Video shows what play Book appeared to get injured on during last weekend’s game against Northwestern:This is the hit Ian Book took in the first quarter at Northwestern. Played through it, but appears the impact to the ribs/back lingered beyond last Saturday night. pic.twitter.com/sLpy2omLmw— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) November 8, 2018Notre Dame and Florida State are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be on NBC.last_img read more

CBS Sideline Reporter Jamie Erdahl Announces She’s Pregnant

first_imgJenny Dell and Jamie Erdahl on the red carpet.SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 06: Sports reporters Jenny Dell and Jamie Erdahl attend Rolling Stone Live SF with Talent Resources on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Rolling Stone)CBS sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl announced some major personal news late Tuesday night. Erdahl is pregnant with her first child with husband Sam Buckman.Erdahl and Buckman got engaged back in October of 2016 and tied the knot in July of 2017. Now, it looks like they’re ready to add a third member to their family.Erdahl announced the news on both Instagram and Twitter. She teased it by posting a photo of herself working out in the gym – joking that she needs to get used to carrying extra weight around. She’s carrying a 10-pound medicine ball in the picture.It’s unclear when she’s due, or if she’ll be taking time off this coming fall for maternity leave.“?? They say your “summer body is made in the winter”? Well then I’m working on a DOOZY here… making sure I’m used to carrying this extra weight for Baby Girl Buckman coming our way in July ? #pregnant ??”Check it out:Erdahl, 30, worked for the New England Sports Network before landing at CBS back in 2014. Currently, she does sideline work for both college football and March Madness for the network. She’s one of the most popular reporters in her field.Congratulations to Erdahl and Buckman on the huge news.last_img read more

Tackle Super Bowl Hosting Like an MVP with Katz’s Delicatessen Game Day Package

first_img Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master Ready and Rare-ing to Go: How to Make Steak Tartare Editors’ Recommendations On February 7, 2017, a chosen few pros at the top of their game will win the adoration of fans with a display unlike any other. We’re talking about Super Bowl LI party hosts and tailgaters who bring it to the home field with famous Katz’s Delicatessen Game Day Package.Image courtesy Katz’s DelicatessenAvailable nationwide with free two-day shipping, this all-out deli food feast includes all of Katz’s crowd favorites. The cornucopia of goodness serves six to eight and includes:1 lb sliced corned beef2 lbs sliced pastrami1 full loaf of rye1 lb mustard1 lb Russian dressing1 lb sliced swiss cheese1 small hard salami1 dozen pigs in a blanket1 quart of pickles 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic center_img All you have to do is rake in the compliments for having such a football-ready banquet. If you’re trying to be the MVP of a much bigger tailgate, you’ll want to go with their Big Game Platter. This option feeds 14–18 and they’ll even throw in a hat.Everyone in New York knows Katz’s. But if this is your first time hearing about them, the thing to know is that Katz’s is the king of corned beef. Their curing process takes up to 30 days, and they’ve been perfecting it since 1888. Their “Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army” program in WWII was based on the understanding that cured meat cures what ails you.Party planning can get hectic. Don’t let it detract from the fun. If you’re organizing a tailgate or readying the living room for a pack of hungry guests, let Katz’s Delicatessen do the work for you so you can get to savoring the big game. Related reading: We Can Have Nice Things: Katz Deli Delivers Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts last_img read more

Polaris Opts for OpenLoop Scrubbers

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Langh Tech South Korean owner Polaris Shipping will retrofit seven ships with open-loop scrubbers in preparation for the 2020 sulphur cap’s entrance into force next year.The vessels in question include four 180,000 dwt bulkers and three 300,000 dwt very large ore carriers. The installations of Langh Tech’s open loop scrubbers will be done as turn key deliveries by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.The component deliveries will start in summer 2019 and the installations will follow soon after component delivery, according to Finland-based scrubber manufacturer.“I believe that this scrubber retrofit contract with Polaris Shipping will be a great milestone for Langh Tech to cooperate with many other esteemed Korean shipping companies in the future,” Simon Kim, Langh Tech’s Regional Manager for South Korea, said.The company is starting training of local service and commissioning engineers for the Korean market to complement its services as it readies to start scrubber tower production also in Korea. “We look forward to further strengthen our position in the Korean market, both as component sales to new building yards and to retrofit installations,”says Langh Tech’s Commercial Director Laura Langh-Lagerlöf.The Finnish scrubber manufacturer secured a large deal in Greece in November last year for the delivery of 10 shipset scrubber systems for shipping companies Marmaras Navigation and Delta Tankers, owned by Diamantis Diamantides, one of Greece’s renowned shipowners.The contract followed a major scrubber retrofit arrangement inked with Danish shipowner Norden covering 12 vessels. Under the deal, Langh Tech will provide open-loop scrubbers for four tankers and eight bulk carriers in Norden’s fleet.last_img read more

Mining Communities Honour Miners Memorial Day

first_imgMining communities throughout the province are taking time to mark Miners’ Memorial Day on Sunday, June 11, in honour of all miners killed on the job in Nova Scotia. “We mark Miners’ Memorial Day because of Nova Scotia’s rich mining history and our obligation to preserve that history,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Geston, Minister of Environment and Labour. “In addition, this day also serves as a reminder of the importance of a safe and healthy workplace.” Formerly known as Davis Day, Miners’ Memorial Day began in memory of a young miner, Bill Davis, killed in New Waterford during the mining strike of 1925. Because of the strike, the mining company cut off the town’s electricity and water supply. Protesting the actions of the mining company, the community marched to the power plant to try to restore services. It was during the march that a confrontation broke out with the coal company security officers and Mr. Davis was fatally shot. Every year, the United Mineworkers organizes Miners’ Memorial Day events throughout the province.last_img read more

Inter Pipeline shares lose some of last weeks takeover speculation gains

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:IPL) The Canadian Press CALGARY — Shares in Inter Pipeline Ltd. fell by as much as 4.3 per cent Monday morning after soaring late last week on news that it had rejected an unsolicited takeover from an unnamed bidder.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, shares in the Calgary petroleum transportation and processing company fell by $1.06 to $23.75 before recovering to $24.10 by 11 a.m. EDT.During a conference call Friday to discuss second-quarter results, company executives refused to comment on a Globe and Mail report that cited unnamed sources regarding a $30-per-share cash offer.center_img In mid-afternoon, however, after trading was halted, Inter issued a brief statement confirming there had been “an unsolicited, non-binding, conditional and indicative proposal,” without giving any details about the date, price or the identity of the bidder.RBC Dominion Securities analyst Robert Kwan speculated in a report that the bidder is likely a private entity with access to project funding at a lower cost than through public markets.He said it seems unlikely that a peer would bid for Inter, given negative public market sentiment towards its funding plan for the $3.5-billion Heartland Petrochemical Complex it is building northeast of Edmonton.“It remains to be seen if this party approaches the board again,” the report notes.“If the board does not engage, we see uncertainty with respect to whether the party is willing to make an unsolicited offer as: (1) the party may not be willing to take on the stigma of a hostile bid; and (2) presumably the party sees value in HPC and with the project under construction, management being distracted with the bid could jeopardize the timing and cost of the HPC construction.”last_img read more

French Automotive Supplier ACOME Opens its Factory in Tangier

Rabat – The French company ACOME’s automotive products and systems division opened its new industrial plant in the Tangier Free Zone business park Jan. 24. The site will produce automobile cables, reported the state news agency Maghreb Arab Press. ACOME, or the Cooperative Association of Workers in Electrical Equipment is a manufacturer of cables, fiber optics and synthetic tubes for telecommunication and infrastructure networks, buildings and the automotive industry.The new plant, which required an investment of 19 million euros, covers more than 18,000 square meters, and is expected to provide 130 new jobs. ACOME CEO Jacques De Heere said that 75 percent of the factory’s output will go to export and that the Moroccan automotive industry will now be producing about 25 percent of the automotive cables consumed in Europe. “The plant will ultimately have the capacity to deliver 1.5 million vehicles, not only in Morocco but also beyond its borders,” he said.In 2014, ACOME realized a turnover of 405 million euros (about $457 million), 58 percent of which was generated internationally. The company employs nearly 1,400 people, who become full associates after three years of employment. The French company, which has factories in France, Brazil and China, expects to supply the Renault factory in Tangier and other car factories in Morocco and Africa. “As a supplier in the automotive sector for more than 60 years, ACOME is now among the three world leaders for zero-halogen environmentally friendly, high tech wires and cables,” reads a statement released by the company. read more

Ban sees new hope for next weeks nuclear security summit in Washington

Speaking at a news conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, on the final leg of a five-country Central Asian tour, the United Nations chief praised Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s “visionary leadership” in closing down the former Soviet nuclear test site at Semipalatinsk, banishing all nuclear weapons in 1991, and pioneering the Central Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone.“For decades it was the epicentre of the Cold War threat to humankind,” he said of Semipalatinsk, which he visited yesterday. “Today, it is a powerful symbol of hope for the future, of a world free of nuclear weapons.”Mr. Ban yesterday welcomed President Barack Obama’s new policy on restricting United States use of nuclear weapons and tomorrow’s United States-Russian summit in Prague to sign a new nuclear arsenal reduction treaty as important steps on the road to achieving this goal.“I have encouraged President Nazarbayev that he is the leader with the strongest moral voice, as he has closed down the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in 1991 under extremely difficult circumstances,” he added, referring to the Washington nuclear summit.Mr. Ban said he had discussed with Mr. Nazarbayev the conflict in nearby Afghanistan, regional cooperation on sustainable economic development, conflict prevention and resolution, good governance, drug trafficking and counterterrorism. “In Central Asia, as elsewhere, regional cooperation is key to peaceful growth and development. Dialogue costs little, but it can bring big returns,” he noted.The two leaders “gave special attention to a matter of utmost importance: the region’s management of natural resources, chiefly energy and water,” he said. “The question is how to use these common resources for common prosperity among the nations, respecting the interests and well-being of all the nations in this region. That is why I am here. We have a collective responsibility, both the international community as well as the region’s leaders, to deal with these urgent issues before tensions get worse.”It is an issue Mr. Ban has raised consistently during his tour of the region where exploitation of water by one country can affect the development of another. Yesterday, while in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, he said the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy (UNRCCA) offered a “key role” for resolving such tensions, calling on the countries to appoint “a focal point” to the body. He thanked Mr. Nazarbayev for doing so.As he did in the four other Central Asian capitals, Mr. Ban raised the issue of human rights, urged the Government to set up an independent human rights institution. “I am encouraged that President Nazarbayev and his Government are committed to establishing this. A robust and engaged civil society – with full guarantees of free speech and media, and tolerance for ethnic and religious diversity – is a powerful force for modernization,” he said.He praised the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan as “a very dynamic leadership of the diversity of Kazakhstan’s society,” noting that its principles are based on the values of respect and tolerance.“Too many countries in the world have been torn apart by ethnic strife,” he said in an address to the body. “Too many have seen their development held back by discord and suspicion. Distrust among cultures and faiths is still an obstacle to peace and progress in our globalized world.” 7 April 2010The world can look forward to next week’s nuclear security summit in Washington “with heightened optimism and fresh political will,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. read more

Gardeners World presenter Rachel de Thame reveals she is battling breast cancer

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. I’m overwhelmed by the lovely messages following tonight’s @GWandShows #RHSChelsea coverage Thank you so much, it means a great deal to me— Rachel de Thame (@RacheldeThame) May 24, 2018 He added: “That message of hope and belief in the healing power of gardens is not only helping her but spreads to all of us too, so thank you for that.”After her appearance, viewers praised her for her honesty. She said on Twitter:  “I’m overwhelmed by the lovely messages following tonight’s @GWandShows #RHSChelsea coverage Thank you so much, it means a great deal to me.” Rachel de Thame is wonderful. I hope she makes a full recovery. #ChelseaFlowerShow— Rosaleen (@Clonrf) May 24, 2018 The 56-year-old, who has four children, said she decided to make the news public because gardening has helped her in her recovery.She said: “I know there’s a big message this year at Chelsea about the importance of gardening for your general health and mental health…if you’re going through some chronic illness, whatever it is… it’s vital to go out and be in a garden.”Telling viewers it helped her “normalise” the disease, she added: “I just want to be out there and doing it.” Following the interview, host Monty Don said that “anybody who knows Rachel would knows that wild horses wouldn’t have kept her from Chelsea this year”. Rachel de Thame, the gardener and television presenter known for her work on BBC Gardeners’ World, has revealed she is battling breast cancer. Viewers watching this year’s Chelsea Flower Show had contacted the programme to query why she had been absent from broadcasts on the BBC this year.But on Thursday night she made her return, revealing why she had yet to appear on screen in an interview with fellow presenter Joe Swift.She said: “I haven’t been hiding, but I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the beginning of the year and so I have been undergoing treatment for that.”[I’m] doing well and coming towards the end of it. It’s caught early so that’s all very positive, so on the whole it’s better not to be working too much just now.” read more

Mintek signs MoU with Nigerias Raw Materials Research and Development Council

first_imgMintek has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria’s Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) to collaborate in technical research in the field of mineral processing and beneficiation to boosting capacity in Nigeria and South Africa.The MoU commits the two institutions to identify areas of research, collaborate in projects through knowledge sharing and expertise in mineral processing for the furtherance of their respective activities and capacity building in the mineral sector.The collaboration forms part of a MoU signed in 2013 by the South African government and the Nigerian government. The MoU outlines a partnership between South Africa and Nigeria in the field of mining, geology, metallurgy and minerals processing.Mintek Acting CEO, David Msiza said “Mintek is well vested to play a collaborative role on the African continent and for the furtherance of Mineral processing and beneficiation programmes in the Nigerian mining sector.”RMRDC Director General/CEO, Dr Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, said, “We are delighted to partner with Mintek, this collaboration will help our country with mineral processing, latest technologies, research and innovation. This partnership will also help with commercialisation and diversification of the Nigerian economy”.last_img read more

WC 2011 TOP 10 HEROES Onestas time

Claude Onesta ← Previous Story Lichtlein and Kehrmann stays in TBV Lemgo Next Story → From 2011/2012, Per Carlen a new coach of HSV Hamburg! After fantastic World Championship in Sweden, Handball-Planet.com made a list of TOP 10 WHC 2011 HEROES. Here are the most successful men of the handball world:1.       CLAUDE ONESTAHe deserves to be honoured as the best ever, because of his winning series since 2008. If France continues to win, EURO 2012 and OG 2012, it will be hard to find any similar example, not just in Handball, but in other sports as well.2. ULRIK WILBEK The man called „system“. Even though he lost some of the key players he showed that with great coaching skills, players can go on and play at TOP level in small amount of time. Bravo, Ulrik. The most beautiful handball was played by Denmark.3.  NIKOLA KARABATIĆHe is the best, when necessary. As in Zagreb and Vienna, he had outstanding performance in the Final game. That is why France can count on much more medals in the years to come…4.       MIKKEL HANSENFantastic shooter, showed his potential in Sweden as the best scorer of the Tournament.  It’s time that this level of performance we see in AG Copenhagen’s competitions.5.       VALERO RIVERAAfter some bad years for Spanish handball, „the winner“, Rivera gave back mentality to the team made by great names. That is why Spain is now third and probably, more medals will come in near future…6.       SWEDISH TEAMObviously, they are not a TOP team, but they found their way to the semifinal. Good defence, fantastic  jumping and running series, showed how big is the impact of home court in team performance.7.       LAJOS MOCSAIThere were not many people who believed that Hungary could reach TOP 7 places and Olympic Qualifications. But that was made possible by the „experienced wolf“, Mocsai, who was the greatest figure in this big Hungarian success.8.       ARGENTINARefreshment for handball world. Argentina gave us some euphoria, something different. They were brave, they didn’t give up. Hopefully, we will see more in the future…9.       OSCAR CARLENEven he had problems with his knee (he will be out of the court for six months because of broken ligaments), he played and he made good plays. Carlen will surely have a bright future…10.   NIKLAS LANDINOutstanding performances of the young Danish goalkeeper. Many people believed in his capabilities to make such a strong impact for the team in his 23rd year.  He showed that he is already one of the best goalkeepers on the Earth… read more

Darker Skin Equals Higher Difficulty in South Park The Fractured But Whole

first_imgStay on target The South Park animated series has always been known for its biting social commentary. This is one aspect that isn’t overlooked in the recent South Park video games. Like most games out there, South Park: The Fractured But Whole features several difficulty settings. What’s unique here is that the various difficulties change your character’s skin color. Lighter skin means less difficulty while darker skin means more difficulty.As you change difficulty, Eric Cartman says: “Don’t worry, this doesn’t affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life.” When Eurogamer asked Ubisoft developers about how skin color affects gameplay, they were told players who choose darker-skinned characters will receive less money and they’ll be treated differently by the game’s characters. If you haven’t guessed by now, this is all a commentary on modern day racism. It’s both subtle and direct, which makes this a pretty genius move on Ubisoft’s part.The social commentary doesn’t stop there. In South Park: The Stick of Truth, you played as a boy. In Fractured But Whole, you can play as a boy, girl, or other. If you choose anything besides male, Mr. Mackey calls your parents to confirm your decision.When speaking with your parents, he’ll say: “So the whole King and Stick of Truth thing, she was actually a girl the entire time?” Mr. Mackey follows up with: “It still tracks with The Stick of Truth, yes it does. She was definitely a girl the whole time. Yes of course. I get it.” This is a clever retcon of the first game if you decide to switch genders.South Park: The Fractured But Whole isn’t the only Ubisoft game tackling controversial topics this year. To many, the upcoming Far Cry 5 appears to be a commentary about American religious extremists and folks who voted for our current president. To be fair, the group in Far Cry 5 is actually a multicultural, anti-establishment cult similar to other insane groups in the Far Cry series. Still, there are some similarities to current events which are blatantly obvious and intentional.South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 17. You can pre-order it now from Amazon.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay last_img read more

POLICE LOG for September 1 Wilmington Man Issued Summons After Car Struck

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, September 1, 2018:Police located a vehicle in the Town Beach parking lot and advised two parties of the beach’s hours. Parties were sent on their way. (12:45am)MBTA train stopped at North Wilmington station blocked Middlesex Avenue. (7:53am)Clayton J. Wentzell, Jr. (62, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Reckless Operation Of Motor Vehicle. Wentzell, driving a black 2004 Cadillac DeVille, allegedly struck a pedestrian in the area of Market Basket on Main Street. (12:51pm)Police noted illegal dumping of cabinets and furniture on Main Street. (6:05pm)Suspicious male party in all black was walking around Shady Lane Drive. Resident requested extra patrols. Individual in question got into vehicle and turned onto High Street, towards North Reading. Wilmington Police notified North Reading Police. (8:19pm)Police came across a tractor trailer unloading a car in the North Intermediate School’s parking lot. Situation checked OK. Customer lived nearby on Salem Street, which has tractor trailer restrictions. (9:42pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 9: Police Issue 2 Summonses To Drivers; Windows Kicked In At BusinessIn “Police Log”last_img read more

BCL men attack JCD leaders at DUCSU forum

first_imgJatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leaders in front of DUCSU Bhaban on Thursday. Photo: Prothom Alo Ruling Awami League-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League activists on Thursday chased out the leaders of pro-BNP Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal when they came to Dhaka University campus to join an open discussion, said students there.Quite a number of university students identifying them as general students have been demonstrating with the demand for holding DUCSU elections. They invited leaders of student organisations to join the open discussion.Witnesses said a group of BCL men caught and beat up one of the JCD leaders, Omar Faruq, a joint convener of Mohsin Hall unit of the student wing, at Chhobir Haat.“We went to join the open discussion convened by general students, demanding election to DUCSU (Dhaka University Central Students’ Union). But the Chhatra League leaders and cadres attacked us with weapons,” JCD DU general secretary Abul Bashar Siddiqi told Prothom Alo.DU BCL president Abid Al Hasan said the JCD men were kicked out of the campus since, he argued, they wanted to create an unstable situation on the campus.According to witnesses, a group of 50-60 JCD activists, led by its DU unit president Al Mehedi Talukder and general secretary Abul Bashar Siddiqi gathered near the DUCSU Bhaban around 11:00am to join the discussion. The DUCSU elections were last held way back in 1990.Some BCL leaders and workers were seen talking to the JCD men at noon. Moments later, more BCL men gathered there and attacked the JCD men with sticks, said witnesses.The JCD men fled the campus.However, the BCL leaders did not join the discussion held near Madhur Canteen. “We didn’t get invitation, nor do we know anyone of those who organised it,” the BCL leader claimed.About the DUCSU election, he said, “If the administration arranges such election, we’ll join. But, we ourselves are now playing the role of DUCSU.”last_img read more

Inundated with Applications Baltimore Housing to Trim List of Voucher Applicants

first_imgralejandro@afro.com Nearly 70,000 people have signed up for the waiting list for Baltimore’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly known as Section 8 housing, but authorities said they will soon trim that number to 25,000.Housing Authority of Baltimore City officials further warned that the number of people from that 25,000-person waiting list who will actually receive vouchers will be limited to around 1,000 per year.As of 8 a.m. on Oct. 30, the last day the Housing Authority accepted applications for the waiting list, 69,104 persons had submitted an application. In an interview with the AFRO, Commissioner of Baltimore Housing Paul Graziano said housing officials estimated that they would receive between 70,000 and 75,000 applications by the close of the submission period.Commissioner of Baltimore Housing Paul GrazianoFrom that total number, 25,000 applications will be selected randomly in order to establish the new waiting list, which will have a shelf life of six years. After that point, the Housing Authority will again accept waiting list applications and create a new list.“We felt that anything more than 25,000 names on a list was just way beyond the realm of any feasibility of assisting, and that even the 25,000 is probably not likely, barring some major increase in funding, that we’re going to get to all of those,” said Graziano.The Housing Authority does not expect to be able to provide more than approximately 5,000 to 7,000 vouchers over the waiting list’s six-year period due to a lack of support from Congress for housing authorities, whose sole revenue stream is federal funding.Because federal funding for new vouchers is more or less non-existent, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City is limited to the roughly 1,000 to 1,200 vouchers that are turned over every year. Those vouchers are freed up by persons who no longer need the assistance, allowing a name to be selected off the waiting list. While Congress occasionally provides special set-asides of a limited number of vouchers for specific populations—homeless veterans, for example—those vouchers, because they are set-aside, are not available to those on the general waiting list.Since the number of vouchers is limited, and because, over time, people move and can no longer be contacted at the addresses or phone numbers that the Housing Authority received on their initial applications, the waiting list is refreshed on a periodic basis.The total number of received applications will be culled down to 25,000 by March 1. The Housing Authority has committed to notify those who have been selected for the waiting list by that date.last_img read more

Baltimore Organization Helping Fathers Families with Sustainable Employment Life Skills

first_imgBy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire CorrespondentTwenty years ago, Christy Lee Shockley was a single mother living in a shelter and unable to keep a job. The trauma she had experienced in her childhood caught up to her and she needed support to realize her potential.In 1998, Christy saw her chance and bravely enrolled in the first cohort of the Center for Urban Families’ “STRIVE Baltimore program,” where she learned the necessary skills for work, like how to dress for work, how to smile and be present, and how to advocate for professional growth.And it worked.The Center for Urban Families acts as a leading voice in the national conversation on responsible fatherhood and an advocate for child support reform in Maryland.Twenty years later, Shockley holds three college degrees, is excelling at work as a government executive, and has three children with her husband of 20 years.Even more, she has taken lessons learned from STRIVE and her own experiences to mentor young women who face the challenges she once did, according to a news release issued by the Center along with the organization’s 2018 Impact Report.“We are all the sum total of our life experiences,” Shockley said. Christy said. “My story is one of resilience and perseverance. I tell it proudly, and I do it while smiling.”Shockley has discovered her voice, found success, and is an economically independent and successful woman. And she credits that jump-start to the Center for Urban Families in Baltimore.She’s featured in the Center’s 2018 Impact Report, which highlights people who have been pivotal to the organization’s past, present, and future. The core mission of the Center is to strengthen urban communities by helping fathers and families achieve stability and success.The Center acts as a leading voice in the national conversation on responsible fatherhood and an advocate for child support reform in Maryland.It also counts as a resource that helps nonprofits across the country strengthen low-income families and a support network for Baltimore’s most vulnerable citizens.The Center’s core initiatives include economic success that provides services like STRIVE Baltimore pre-employment training, job placements and re-placements; job retention and advancement assistance; career mapping support and job-coaching; and occupational skills training and education.Officials say clients must walk out of the Center’s doors with more than job skills; they must be prepared to succeed in all aspects of their daily life.“Last year, we celebrated 365 graduates from our economic success and family stability programs and 276 individuals securing employment,” said Joseph T. Jones, the Center’s founder and CEO.“Inspired by our members’ success stories and leaning on their input, we development our new ‘All in’ campaign, a strategy to accelerate social and economic opportunity and advocate for polices that promote equity and racial justice,” Jones said.“Entering our 20th year of service, we are even more determined to dismantle poverty, not just reduce it,” he said.Jones continued:“We are tripling down on our efforts to build communities of hope by removing obstacles to prosperity and connecting our members to careers with family sustaining wages.”To read the 2018 Impact Report, click here.last_img read more

Education dept clears confusion regarding closure of schools

first_imgKolkata: The state Education department on Friday issued a fresh notification declaring that all government, government-sponsored and non-government-aided schools in the state will remain closed on May 3 and May 4, due to the prediction of severe cyclonic storm Fani.The notification states that all these schools will also remain closed from May 6 to May 20 until commencement of summer vacation, due to the prevailing heat wave. It further states that schools will remain closed till June 30 due to anticipated extreme weather conditions. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe notification issued on Thursday declaring that classes will remain suspended in all government, government-sponsored and non-government-aided schools from primary to higher secondary level from May 3 to June 30 due to Fani and heat wave, had created some confusion among a section of teachers and guardians. State Education minister Partha Chatterjee said: “There was some confusion regarding Thursday’s notification. Hence, we have issued a new one.” He also posted the new notification on his Facebook page. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateMeanwhile, Jadavpur University postponed all its examinations scheduled in the second half on Friday and Saturday. The final examination of engineering and some practical examinations of science were scheduled to be held in these two days. A notice by the Controller of Examinations was put up on the varsity’s website, declaring postponement of the examinations till further notification. Regular classes were held at Calcutta University and Rabindra Bharati University, even though student attendance was feeble. CU has no examinations scheduled before May 23, when the results of the Lok Sabha elections will be announced.last_img read more

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first_img A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. The Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 98th annual scientific assembly is set for Nov. 25-30, 2012, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event is the largest radiology meeting in the world, with about 60,000 expected to attend. It includes nearly 3,000 educational sessions as well as hundreds of vendors displaying as part of the technical exhibition, encompassing three large halls. Imaging Technology News (ITN) can help guide your visit to the show floor with a summary of key technologies that vendors are showing. ITN has created the RSNA FastPass microsite, which lists products being displayed by modality. Here are some of the upcoming highlights for this year’s meeting:Technical ExhibitionSee the finest breakthroughs emerge at the largest exhibition of radiology-related products and services. For more information, visit www.rsna.org/Technical_Exhibits.aspx.RSNA ServicesVisit RSNA Services, located in Lakeside Center Ballroom, for demonstrations and assistance with RSNA’s offerings and initiatives. For more information, visit www.rsna.org/rsna_services_area.aspx.Chicago Tours and EventsChicago offers an exciting array of sights, sounds and scenes to see throughout the week of the annual meeting. RSNA has teamed up with Hosts Chicago and Bloomingdale’s to offer visitors exclusive ways to experience Chicago during RSNA 2012. This year’s lineup includes multiple city tours, shopping excursions, culinary experiences, museum exhibits and theater performances. Six days of tours are offered. For more information, visit www.rsna.org/Tours_and_Events.aspx.”Patients First” 5k Fun RunVisitors are invited to join colleagues along Chicago’s beautiful Lake Michigan shore for the “Patients First” 5k Fun Run, sponsored by Intelerad, to benefit medical imaging investigators. Participants can sign up as a runner or walker for the event.  The sign-up donation is $30, will benefit the RSNA R&E Foundation, and is fully tax deductible.  Participants receive a commemorative T-shirt. For more information visit www.rsna.org/Tours_and_Events.aspxEducational highlights include:Brazil Presents: RSNA’s continuing series highlights discoveries, techniques and practical clinical applications from investigators in Brazil.Nuclear Medicine/MI Campus: Courses, exhibits and presentations featuring nuclear medicine/molecular imaging are housed together for focused study.  CIR Spanish Program: Emergency Radiology: This session offers a series of presentations for the Spanish-speaking radiologic professional, with available English translation.For Hospital Administrators: The Hospital Administrators Symposium addresses compliance and coding, radiology reimbursements and anticipated technology advances.RSNA DxLive: Bring your mobile device and test your knowledge against that of your colleagues in these fast-paced expert-moder.Mock Jury Trial: Witness the process of a medical malpractice trial in a case of overexposure to ionizing radiation.Resident and Fellow Symposium: Tailored for radiology residents and fellows, this program helps trainees make informed decisions as they embark on their careers.Radiologist Assistants Symposium: Four interactive refresher courses designed to meet the educational needs of radiologist assistants (RA) as defined by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).For more information, visit the RSNA 2012 meeting site at www.rsna.org/Annual_Meeting.aspx and www.itnonline.com/rsna-fastpass. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Can you tell when someone is lying? read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Going for the Big Cheese

first_imgGoing for the ‘Big Cheese’Going for the ‘Big Cheese’Vietjet entices more B-leisure travellers into Vietnam with its rapidly expanding flight routesWhen it comes to the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) sector, Singapore and Malaysia are widely regarded as the “MICE tigers” of the Southeast Asian region. Hot on their heels is another rapidly-rising economy in this region, Vietnam, which envisions emerging as a serious threat in the coming years.According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), MICE tourism brings in up to four or five times more than other types of tourism, because this segment of travellers tend to spend more. This has made MICE a catalyst for development in countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.Vietnam has also cast its eyes on this lucrative pie having played host to many big events such as APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) 2017, ASEAN Summit 2010, and ASEAN Tourism Forum-ATF 2009.The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has stated that Vietnam is emerging as a safe destination in the world and an attractive place for foreign investors. The country’s tourism sector is also actively looking into refining their infrastructure and services to improve their ability to host large-scale MICE events.While the major cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh have been the obvious go-to destinations for corporate companies and business travellers to Vietnam in the past, cities in the central region such as Danang, Hoi An and Nha Trang are becoming increasingly affable choices.In 2016, Vietnamese cities like Hanoi, Danang, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh added to their array of 4 and 5-star international hotels. Nha Trang’s airport was also recently expanded to include more regional and international flights.“Business travellers typically outspend the holiday traveller by four or fivefold. So we see plenty of opportunities in MICE tourism, and with the world economy getting back on its feet, there is a renewed demand for exhibitions, meetings and events. Vietnam has great potential in MICE tourism which we have to actively and strategically explore, in order to entice more international organisations to host their events on our shores,” said Vietjet founder and CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao.One way to do this, she adds, is to improve accessibility into Vietnam’s major cities apart from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, which offer greater unexplored natural beauty and cultural experiences for travellers seeking more authentic experiences in business and leisure (B-leisure).In hopes to entice more travellers to visit the less-explored cities of Vietnam, Vietjet continues to expand its wings within the country and internationally. The airline currently operates over 350 flights per day connecting passengers to 38 local destinations including Nha Trang, Danang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, among others, as well as 35 international routes including Kuala Lumpur. In the coming months, Vietjet will continue adding new routes to its ever-expanding list of destinations, connecting passengers to even more destinations across the globe.Its innovative in-flight activities and seamless travel experience has garnered many fans across the region, making Vietjet one of Southeast Asia’s increasingly popular airlines for business and leisure.There is no denying the vast potential of Vietnam’s MICE industry. The country’s ancient, traditional culture, friendly and hospitable people, safe environment, rich natural resources and beach resorts certainly offer great opportunities for the country to tap into, as it surges ahead to take its place as a favourite MICE destination in this region. To find out more about Vietjet, visit www.vietjetair.com or www.m.vietjetair.com (mobile), download the vietjetair app, join vietjetairvietnam on Facebook or call the 24/7 call centre at (+603) 2730 9887 to be part of the fun and innovative travel experience on Vietjet’s flightsSource = Vietjetlast_img read more