Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from about five kilometres north of the Port Hastings Rotary at Creignish, north for 6.5 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Whittenburg Road Sections of Whittenburg Road in Lower Stewiacke, from Route 224 north for about four kilometres to the Colchester County line, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross, West Big Intervale and Hatchery roads. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Malagash Road Malagash Road, from Smith Road to Purdys Loop Road, is reduced to one lane for chip sealing until Monday, Aug. 31.Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Route 289 Sections of Route 289, from Pictou/Colchester county line west for almost six kilometres, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. A flag person is on site. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Chester Grant Road The Middle River bridges on Chester Grant Road is closed until Friday, Aug. 7 for repairs to the decks and abutments. Detour route on Trunk 12, Highway 103 and Trunk 14. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road Grand Lake Road (Trunk 4), from the Gardner intersection east for about three kilometres, is reduced from four lanes to two lanes for repaving and upgrading. Upgrade work is also being done on Murphy Road, Windemere Drive, and the Yolanda Drive intersection. Traffic control people are on site but delays are possible. Drivers should allow extra time or use alternate routes if possible. Work takes place from dawn until dusk and is scheduled for completion by the end of August. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. PICTOU COUNTY: Scotch Hill Road Sections of Scotch Hill Road, from Route 376 north to River John Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 The northbound lanes of Highway 102, between the junction of Highway 118 at Miller Lake and Exit 6 (Halifax Stanfield International Airport) have lane closures for seal coating. Closure times are:Monday to Thursday, sunrise – 3 p.m.Friday, sunrise – noonSaturday and Sunday, sunrise – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to sunset. Work is expected to be completed by Monday, Aug. 31. DIGBY COUNTY: Bonnie Road The Bonnie Road Overpass over Highway 101 near Meteghan, is closed to all traffic until further notice. A detour route is marked. HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Meadow Road Meadow Road, from Cooks Brook Road to Route 224, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from west of Exit 8 at Westchester to the Mines Bass River Road underpass, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repairs and repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Night Work Sections of the Halifax-bound lanes of Highway 102, between Exit 5 at Fall River and Exit 4-C at Glendale Avenue and Duke Street, are reduced to one lane during night hours. On weekdays, lane reductions begin at 7 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. On weekends, the lane reductions are from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Delays are possible during construction. Travel with caution and use an alternate route if possible. Work will be completed this fall. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Heatherton Bridge, over the Pomquet River on Highway 104, will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving, from Monday July 27 until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people on site. CONTINUING WORK NEW WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Barnhill Bridge Barnhill Bridge, about three kilometres north of Trunk 2 on Belmont Road, is closed for repairs until Friday, July 31. Detour signs are in place. PICTOU COUNTY: River John Road Sections of River John Road, from Meadowville Station Road to Scotch Hill Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.center_img VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. -30- KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue to Victoria Road to Ward Road. DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck. A detour route is in place. PICTOU COUNTY: Frasers Mountain Branch Road Sections of Frasers Mountain Branch Road, from the intersection of Frasers Mountain Road to Glenfallach Road for about three kilometres, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville, is closed between Greenfield Road and Black River Road to replace a culvert until Tuesday, Aug. 4. Detour via White Rock Road. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, near Big Pond, from west of the intersection of Glen Albert Drive west for about 2.8 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for repaving and upgrading. Traffic control people are on site but delays are possible. Work takes place from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and is scheduled for completion by the end of October. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from Exit 20 at Alma for 4.4 kilometres, are reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Friday, July 31. Speed through the work zone is reduced from 110 km/h to 80 km/h. Motorists are reminded that speeding fines are doubled in construction zones. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Sections of the southbound lanes of Highway 102 from Exit 11 at Stewiacke to the Colchester County line are reduced to one lane for rumble strip installation until Friday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103, from Exit 20 in Summerville west to Port Joli, are reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Glenfallach Road Sections of Glenfallach Road, from Woodburn Road to Frasers Mountain Branch Road, for almost one kilometre, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 4, near Londonderry Sections of Trunk 4, near Londonderry, between Baseline Road and Highway 104, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repair and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Eastbound Lanes Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, between Exit 19 at Salt Springs and Exit 20 at Greenhill, are reduced to one lane for repaving. Speed limit through the construction zone is 80 km/h and drivers should use extra caution. Work is scheduled for completion by the end of July. HANTS COUNTY: White Settlement Road White Settlement Road in Noel has stop-and-go traffic for ditching and road resurfacing until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice because of a collapsed culvert. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Bridge Work has begun on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The existing bridge is open, but there may be occasional, brief closures during construction. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. The new two-lane bridge will be completed this year. RICHMOND COUNTY: Grandique Ferry Road Grandique Ferry Road, from Route 320 for 3.6 kilometres to the end of pavement, is reduced to one lane for paving and patching until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. The work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.last_img read more

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US edge past Spain to advance to Womens WC quarters

first_imgReims (France): After outscoring opponents 18-0 in the group stage of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the US had to work hard for a 2-1 victory over Spain in the knockout stage. Spain, making their first appearance in the round of 16 on Monday, opted to emphasise physicality in the contest against the premier side in international women’s soccer, who are pursuing a fourth World Cup title, reports Efe news. And while La Roja’s rugged approach kept the match competitive, it also proved to be their undoing, as both US goals resulted from penalties. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ Medvedev Referee Katalin Kulcsar pointed to the spot in the seventh minute after Spain’s Mapi Leon fouled Tobin Heath. Megan Rapinoe converted to give the defending champions an early lead in front of an overwhelmingly pro-US crowd at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims. But the Spanish women were back on level terms just two minutes later thanks to a poor clearing attempt by US goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher. The keeper saw her pass to Becky Sauerbrunn cut off by Lucia Garcia, leaving the ball for Jenni Hermoso, who tucked it into the top right corner for her third goal of the competition. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’ships The equalizer buoyed Spain, who held firm despite losing midfielder Vicky Losada to injury in the 31st minute and managed to keep themselves in the match until Virginia Torrecilla fouled Rose Lavelle in the 70th minute. Kulcsar awarded the penalty, only to then consult VAR, and the match clock was at 75 by the time Rapinoe took the kick to make it 2-1. The outcome sets up a tantalizing quarterfinal clash between the US and host nation France, whose men’s team hoisted the 2018 World Cup, set for next Sunday at Parc des Princes in Paris.last_img read more

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Martha Stewart Writes To NY Mayor Over Horse Death

first_imgPETA supporter Martha Stewart has sent a letter to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio asking for an independent investigation into the recent mysterious death of a horse in the carriage industry.“Would you ask the Department of Health to investigate and share the results of a necropsy?” wrote Martha. “The investigation needs to be independent, using a veterinarian who isn’t paid by the carriage industry. We need to know the truth about how Tickles was treated and if he received the proper care before and after his injury.”The questionable death occurred at the same stable exposed last year by the Associated Press for switching an old, sick horse’s ID with that of a young horse in order to keep him working.last_img read more

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The Latest Renault flags concerns over Ghosn expenses

PARIS — The Latest on Renault’s board meeting and the investigation into former chairman Carlos Ghosn (all times local):5:15 p.m.Renault says that certain expenses incurred by its former chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, “involve questionable and concealed practices and violations of the Group’s ethical principles.”Ghosn was arrested in November in Japan, where he also served as chairman of Nissan. He has been charged with breach of trust and with falsifying financial reports in understating his income. He denies wrongdoing.Further reports have emerged of suspicious payments to a Renault-Nissan distributor in Oman under Ghosn’s watch.After a special board meeting, Renault said an internal investigation into Ghosn’s practices shows a serious lack of transparency at the joint venture it has with Nissan, RNBV, which Ghosn headed.It said: “Certain expenses, which have yet to be precisely quantified, but may amount to several million euros since 2010, raise serious questions as to their conformity with RNBV’s corporate interest.___10:15 a.m.The board of carmaker Renault is meeting to settle ex-chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn’s final paycheque — and wrap up its investigation into possible financial wrongdoing under his leadership.The meeting Wednesday at Renault’s headquarters in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt comes after new reports of suspicious payments to a Renault-Nissan distributor in Oman under Ghosn’s watch.Ghosn has denied wrongdoing, and announced Wednesday that he will hold a news conference next week “to tell the truth about what’s happening.” He’s facing financial misconduct charges in Japan, where he also served as chairman of Nissan before his November arrest.The Renault meeting will finalize pay packages for Ghosn and other executives for 2018. Ghosn’s fixed salary at Renault was 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) but he also received variable pay based on company and personal performance.The Associated Press read more

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Almost half of Canadians are keen to buy property despite cooling market

TORONTO — A new report suggests nearly half of Canadian homeowners intend to buy a property in the next five years, despite a cooling off in the housing market.[np_storybar title=”Are all our eggs in the housing basket?” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/05/15/do-canadians-love-real-estate-too-much/?__lsa=4ee4-54d8″%5DCanadians may have boosted their wealth with real estate but they are violating basic investing rules if they have too much. Garry Marr explains how you can get some money out of your house and diversify your wealth [/np_storybar]The BMO Housing Confidence Report says the 48% figure is mostly unchanged from late 2012, suggesting continued confidence in the housing market.Among major cities, the report found a five-point gain in buying intentions in Vancouver while Calgary was down by 13 points.Buying intentions in the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal have held steady, while Atlantic Canada has seen a 15% jump in buying intentions.The bank‘s report further suggests close to half of all homeowners under 40 intend to purchase a larger home within the next five years.Ten percent of homeowners plan to buy a recreational property in the next five years, down two points from last fall.“The relative strength of the Canadian housing market continues to bolster homeowners confidence, said Martin Nel, BMO‘s vice president of lending and investments.The BMO report by Pollara was based on online interviews with a random sample of 1,008 Canadian homeowners between Feb. 21-27. read more

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Democratic presidential hopeful Inslee opposes pipeline plan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee waded into a Great Lakes regional controversy on Wednesday, calling for the defeat of a plan to construct a disputed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel that connects two of the lakes.In a statement released to The Associated Press, the Washington state governor described Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 pipeline and the proposed replacement tunnel in Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac as “a clear and present threat to the health of the Great Lakes and to our climate.”“They threaten the clean drinking water that millions depend upon,” Inslee said. “And they would lock in decades of climate pollution that we can’t afford. … This dangerous pipeline must be decommissioned, the proposed oil tunnel must not be built and clean alternatives must be explored immediately.”Inslee has made addressing climate change the centerpiece of his campaign, which has struggled to gain traction in the crowded Democratic field. He sought to set himself apart by taking a stand on a high-priority issue for environmentalists in the Great Lakes region — particularly Michigan — ahead of debates scheduled for July 30-31 in Detroit.Line 5 runs for 645 miles (1,038 kilometres) between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario, and carries crude oil and natural gas liquids used to make propane. A more than 4-mile (6.4-kilometre) segment is divided into dual pipes that extend across the bed of the straits linking lakes Huron and Michigan.Enbridge says the pipeline is in sound condition, but it reached a deal last year with Michigan’s then-Republican governor, Rick Snyder, to decommission the underwater pipes and replace them with a new one that would be housed in a tunnel built in bedrock beneath the straits.Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who replaced Snyder in January, tried to negotiate a faster timetable for the project, but talks broke down. State Attorney General Dana Nessel, also a Democrat, filed a lawsuit last month calling for the shutdown of the 66-year-old underwater pipes.Inslee told the AP that he thinks the pipeline should be “a major topic” in this month’s debate and he called on his fellow presidential candidates to oppose the Enbridge plan.Environmental groups praised him for attempting to draw national attention to the issue.“Climate change is one of the greatest issues — if not the greatest issue — facing our nation and it needs to be talked about in more than sound bites, and Line 5 is an important part of that discussion,” said Kate Madigan, director of the Michigan Climate Action Network.Enbridge spokesman Ryan Duffy said the company, which is based in Calgary, Alberta, is committed to moving ahead with the $500 million tunnel project, which Enbridge says would reduce the risk of a leak in the Straits of Mackinac to “virtually zero” and be completed by 2024.“The tunnel solution is the best long-term opportunity to secure the energy needs of the state while making an already safe pipeline even safer,” Duffy said.John Flesher, The Associated Press read more

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UN chief voices concern over tensions on Korean Peninsula

In a note to correspondents issued this afternoon, the UN Spokesperson’s Office noted that the Secretary-General urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to fully adhere to the obligations under the Armistice Agreement and engage in dialogue on this incident.The newly-placed land mines reportedly injured two soldiers from the Republic of Korea (ROK) on 4 August. Mr. Ban’s spokesperson added that the Secretary-General urged the tensions on the Korean Peninsula to be alleviated. The UN chief has repeatedly emphasized that dialogue is the only way to resolve outstanding issues related to the peninsula. In mid-May, Mr. Ban affirmed that he remained deeply engaged on the Korean Peninsula because it is “a dangerous international flashpoint,” and that he will do “everything possible” in his capacity as the top UN official to promote peace and confidence-building between the two Koreas. read more

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Are NFL Rookies Being Drastically Underpaid

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s episode (July 26, 2017), FiveThirtyEight sports editor Geoff Foster joins Kate and Neil for his inaugural appearance on the podcast. He helps us break down how the current collective bargaining agreement in the NFL is screwing over rookie players — despite the fact that they’ve been found to contribute half of all NFL value. Next, we’re joined by The Undefeated’s Jerry Bembry to discuss the site’s 50 Greatest Black Athletes list, which is currently counting down 10 new players each week until Aug. 8. We chat about the methodology behind the SurveyMonkey-compiled list, the difficulties of comparing athletes across sports and some of the list’s biggest surprises — and snubs.Here are links to the things we discussed during the show:Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman originally wrote on how the NFL is cheating rookies out of millions of dollars.Chase Stuart looked at the stats behind this for FootballPerspective.com.In early July, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins lamented how much bigger NBA free-agent contracts are than those in the NFL.The Undefeated is currently releasing a list of the 50 Greatest Black Athletes of All Time.For more of Jerry Bembry’s thoughts as the list progresses, you can follow him on Twitter. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Embed Code read more

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Grenfell Tower floodlit green to mark oneyear anniversary of fire as poignant vigil

Yvette Williams, from campaign group Justice 4 Grenfell, said: “I think we kind of almost move from ‘did it really happen at all?’ to ‘it feels like it happened yesterday’, to looking at the struggles the bereaved families and survivors have had over the year (and realising) that it is actually a year. 13 buildings in the area have been illuminated to mark the anniversary  After the silent march, families will come together for a community Iftar to break bread with those fasting over Ramadan.The following day, schools across the country are expected to take part in “Green for Grenfell”, a day to “celebrate the spirit of people coming together”. “I saw everything from the start of that night and I couldn’t sleep for three weeks,” recalled Farhiya Abdi, 42, a mother-of-two who was among the first to arrive at Grenfell from her nearby home as the fire spread. A woman walks on the platform of Latimer Road Tube station in the shadow of GrenfellCredit:TOLGA AKMEN /AFP Grenfell Tower (centre) in west London is illuminated in green along with its surrounding towers “When I closed my eyes I would hear the screaming for help, see the children’s faces at the window again. I saw people jump to their death,” she said earlier in the evening, at a remembrance event on a closed-off nearby street.Thursday marks 12 months since a small kitchen fire in the high-rise turned into the most deadly domestic blaze since the Second World War. The display is one of a series of commemorations and vigils taking place this week as the public inquiry takes a step back.From 11am, there will be a service of remembrance at St Helen’s church organised by campaign group Relative Justice Humanity for Grenfell. Relatives, survivors and friends of victims of the Grenfell tower fire walk to the tower to hold a vigil, one year after the fire in London  Grenfell Tower in west London is illuminated in green along with its surrounding towersCredit:Jonathan Brady /PA The 24-storey block was illuminated on Wednesday night, the first step in a series of commemorations taking place this week.Twelve blocks, plus the tower, glowed green in a show of solidarity across the west London skyline, while Downing Street was also lit up. They will also be illuminated for the following four evenings.The tower is now completely covered by white sheeting, with banners featuring the green Grenfell heart and the words “Grenfell forever in our hearts” emblazoned across the four highest floors. The local authority declined to specify the approximate locations of those now in temporary and permanent homes, including how many people are living in or outside the borough. Grenfell Tower was among a dozen buildings illuminated green on Wednesday night as the local community began 24 hours of poignant commemorations for the tragedy that killed 71 people a year ago.Clutching the flowers and placards bearing images of their lost loved ones, dozens of tearful survivors of the tragedy joined still-grieving relatives on an emotional walk through the area.The procession – accompanied by a portable speaker playing a melancholic track on repeat – ended in the shadow of the burnt-out block just prior to the 12:54 am anniversary of the blaze’s outbreak.One by one, relatives announced the names of the deceased accompanied by a flurry from a bongo drum, before pinning their pictures at the “wall of truth” – a section of the fencing around the tower featuring messages and candles.Then at 12.54 am, heralded by a short trumpet blast, an eerie silence of 72 seconds – in memory of each of the people who perished, along with a stillborn baby – descended on the sombre site, as light rain started to fall. Clarrie Mendy, who lost two family members in the fire and organised the anniversary event, said the names of the 72 victims would be read out, while 73 doves will be released outside the church. They will be giving out 400 white roses which people will be able to carry on their way to the tower afterwards.In addition, a moment of silence will be observed at midday by survivors and bereaved gathered close to the tower’s base and nationally.A community mosaic is to be unveiled, while wreaths will be laid and candles lit. #GreenForGrenfell Downing Street goes green to mark one year since the Grenfell Tower disaster. pic.twitter.com/phCVerxAPJ— Ben Ando (@BenAndo) June 14, 2018 A woman walks on the platform of Latimer Road Tube station in the shadow of Grenfell In the afternoon, the community is expected to congregate at the nearby “Wall of Truth” ahead of the silent march which will set off around 7pm.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will join survivors, the bereaved and others at the dignified gathering, which has taken place every month since the fire. Families and friends who lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire hold portraits of victims as they march to Grenfell Tower Relatives, survivors and friends of victims of the Grenfell tower fire walk to the tower to hold a vigil, one year after the fire in LondonCredit:PETER NICHOLLS /Reuters The bereaved and survivors group Grenfell United hopes the idea will become an annual event which will continue the unity and support demonstrated by the local community after the fire.This year, children are being asked to wear green to school and help with a community project, sharing their achievements online. She said: “It’s a service of healing, community, inclusivity and solidarity, to know we are not alone.”We’ll be releasing 73 white doves. Why 73 instead of 72? One for the unknown. If there were more than 72, we will put one for the unknown.” On Thursday and Friday, more than 2,000 schoolchildren across the UK will sing Grenfell From Today – a charity single inspired by Cornwall Hugs Grenfell, an organisation offering holidays to those affected.The song is also being learned by choirs in New Zealand and America, founder Esme Page said.It comes as latest figures show that 68 families will spend the anniversary in emergency accommodation, mainly hotels. Some 52 households are in temporary accommodation and 83 families are in permanent homes, Kensington and Chelsea Council said. Grenfell Tower in west London is illuminated in green to mark a year since the moment the devastating fire took holdCredit:Jonathan Brady/PA Families and friends who lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire hold portraits of victims in the marchCredit:TOLGA AKMEN /AFP 13 buildings in the area have been illuminated to mark the anniversary Credit: PETER NICHOLLS/Reuters Relatives, survivors and friends of victims of the Grenfell tower fire walk to the tower to hold a vigil, one year after the fire in London Downing Street in London is illuminated in green to mark a year since the Grenfell Tower fire Relatives, survivors and friends of victims of the Grenfell tower fire walk to the tower to hold a vigil, one year after the fire in London Credit:Reuters Grenfell Tower in west London is illuminated in green to mark a year since the moment the devastating fire took hold “We want the nation to keep Grenfell in their consciousness. The anniversary is about love and support – the fight can start again on Friday and Saturday – and keeping that humanity going on that day.” Downing Street in London is illuminated in green to mark a year since the Grenfell Tower fireCredit:Edward Lawrence /PA In a statement, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, said: “The terrible tragedy of Grenfell Tower remains very real, raw and painful for many people, every day. My thoughts, and those of all us in Met, are with all those who died, the loved ones left behind, and all those who survived the fire that night.”The continued resilience and sense of spirit shown by the community at the heart of this tragedy is inspiring. Many of us will take time today – one year on – to think back and remember.”Met officers and staff continue to work very hard to progress our ongoing investigation, to assist the public inquiry and provide support to families.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Poll Should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth

No (16294) https://jrnl.ie/4569499 Sunday 31 Mar 2019, 10:15 AM Mar 31st 2019, 10:15 AM THERE IS TALK of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth – most likely in the context of a united Ireland. Brexit negotiations have thrown out some of the more outlandish proposals but this is one which some politicians believe is a real possibility. With reunification now seen as a potential future outcome that politicians are being forced to consider, the issue of integrating northern unionists into a united Ireland is one that would be paramount.One method that’s been suggested to aid this transition would be Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth. So, this morning we want to know: Should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth? Short URL Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Poll: Should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth? There’s been some talk about it. YesNoNo opinionVote No opinion (912) Poll Results: 172 Comments By Garreth MacNamee Yes (3781) Image: SIPA USA/PA Images 107,816 Views Share777 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article read more

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The Explainer What exactly happened with Brexit last night

first_img Short URL Source: The Explainer/SoundCloudIdeas, thoughts, or feedback? Email podcasts@thejournal.ie This episode was put together by presenter Sinéad O’Carroll, executive producer and guest Christine Bohan, producer Aoife Barry, assistant producer/technical operator Nicky Ryan and contributing reporter Gráinne Ní Aodha. Design by Palash Somani.   The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last night? Brexit is far from over, so what does it mean for Ireland, the UK, and the European elections? As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: 19 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Nicky Ryan https://jrnl.ie/4587708 Share23 Tweet Email LAST NIGHT, THE latest stage of the Brexit saga began: The Flextension.The United Kingdom and European Union agreed a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October following marathon talks in Brussels.This now gives UK prime minister Theresa May extra wiggle room to get her Brexit deal over the line – but we’ve already been hearing about this for more than two years, and for many people, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.In this episode of The Explainer, presenter Sinéad O’Carroll is joined by TheJournal.ie‘s Gráinne Ní Aodha and Christine Bohan as well as executive director of European Movement Ireland Noelle O’Connell to look at exactly what is happening with Brexit now, and what it means for Ireland and the upcoming European elections.You can listen wherever you get your podcasts or via SoundCloud below – you can also head straight to iTunes, Castbox, Spotify, Acast, PodBean, Podcast Republic, and Stitcher. Apr 11th 2019, 4:19 PM 13,375 Views Thursday 11 Apr 2019, 4:19 PMlast_img read more

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La Xbox 360 toujours leader des ventes aux EtatsUnis

first_imgLa Xbox 360 toujours leader des ventes aux Etats-UnisCommercialisée il y a maintenant plus de six ans, la Xbox 360 de Microsoft continue de se vendre, et plutôt bien depuis l’arrivée de Kinect, son fameux accessoire. La console est encore une fois en tête des ventes sur son sol natal.Si les Japonais préfèrent leur PS3, les Américains eux, gardent leur passion pour la Xbox 360. En effet, le cabinet NPD vient d’indiquer que pour le mois de janvier, Microsoft a vendu plus de 270.000 unités de sa console , soit le meilleur score du mois, toutes consoles de salon confondues. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?De bon augure pour l’année 2012. Surtout que la firme a décidé de ne pas sortir de nouvelle console, la supposée Xbox 720, annoncée par les rumeurs mais qui ne verra finalement pas le jour cette année. Boostées par son système Kinect, les ventes de Xbox 360 ont également été accompagnées par de gros titres motivant pour le joueur : The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ou encore Just Dance 3!Au cours des prochains mois, la console de Microsoft a certainement encore de beaux jours devant elle avec de grosses exclusivités (un nouveau Halo, et peut-être un nouveau Fable) qui devraient entretenir de bons chiffres de ventes en 2012.Le 11 février 2012 à 14:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Skype arrive sur PlayStation Vita

first_imgSkype arrive sur PlayStation VitaLe logiciel de visiophonie est désormais disponible en application sur la console portable de Sony, une première pour ce type d’appareil.Pour la première fois, Skype va être disponible sur une console portable. L’application du célèbre logiciel de visiophonie a été lancé pour les possesseurs de la PlayStation Vita, téléchargeable depuis le volet “Social” du PlayStation Store, indique Jeux Videos.fr. Elle est disponible sur les modèles WiFi ou 3G de la console de la marque japonaise.Skype peut ainsi être utilisé en arrière plan et fonctionner pendant que l’utilisateur joue ou utilise d’autres applications. Il sera ainsi possible de mettre votre partie en pause, répondre à un appel, puis reprendre votre activité première. Par ailleurs, la Vita étant doté de deux appareils photo, il sera aussi possible de passer de l’un à l’autre pendant un appel Skype.Le 26 avril 2012 à 11:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Future Cougs invited to WSUV preview day

first_imgVancouver – Prospective Washington State University Vancouver students are invited to the Salmon Creek campus’s Preview Day at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Firstenburg Student Commons.Guests will learn about WSU Vancouver’s academic programs, the application process, financial aid and scholarships, campus life and more. An optional campus tour is available at 4:30 p.m. starting at the Firstenburg Family Fountain.There will be breakout sessions on engineering, pre-health, academic and student life, virtual reality and research opportunities on campus.There will also be a workshop on financial aid.The event is free and open to the public, but participants are asked to RSVP at vancouver.wsu.edu/preview. Parking is free in Orange lot 3. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver.last_img read more

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Full Show Primary Election Runoff Day And Hurricane Season Preparedness May 22

first_imgListen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Texas voters are casting their ballots in today’s primary runoffs. Today’s winners will appear on the ballot in November. We take a closer look at the contests to watch for Greater Houston. And pressure’s mounting for Gov. Abbott to call a special session to address school shootings. It comes as the governor holds a series of meetings in Austin to discuss how to prevent future tragedies.Also this hour: We discuss the ethical questions raised by research on human embryos in conjunction with an upcoming panel discussion on the topic at Rice. Then, as another hurricane season approaches — and the first one since Harvey — Michael Hagerty goes shopping for an emergency kit with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.And we take a look at a summer full of diverse musical acts coming to Houston.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcherand various other podcasting apps.Houston-Matters-Show-052218 This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharecenter_img 00:00 /50:34 last_img read more

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Local Priest Who May Have Fathered Children Removed From Ministry Two Sides

first_imgMonday, April 1, 2019Top afternoon stories:Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaLocal Priest Who May Have Fathered Children Removed From MinistryThe Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has removed a priest who served in multiple local parishes from active ministry. Father Jesus Suarez is accused of sexual misconduct with a minor while living in Colombia. A statement from the archdiocese said the abuse may have resulted in the birth of children.The archdiocese said in the statement the abuse allegedly occurred in Colombia, before Suarez came to the United States in 1994. According to the statement, the archdiocese was just recently made aware of this allegation and it has received no other allegations of sexual abuse of minors against him.Most recently, Suarez was serving as pastor of St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church in Houston. Previously, among other parishes, he served at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Conroe as parochial vicar. Suarez is the second priest associated with Sacred Heart in Conroe to be accused of sexual abuse. Father Manuel La Rosa-Lopez, who previously worked at Sacred Heart, was charged in 2018 with four counts of indecency with a child and has an upcoming trial in Montgomery County.Courtesy of Rice UniversityHouston is developing an innovation hub, called “Ion,” on the site of the former Midtown Sears building.Two Sides To Houston’s Tech Jobs LandscapeA new report by tech trade association CompTIA says Houston is losing tech jobs, even as the city has been working hard to improve its standing as a tech innovation hub.From 2017 to 2018, Greater Houston lost about 2,300 tech jobs — more than any other metro area analyzed. But these numbers don’t tell the whole story, said Gaby Rowe, president and CEO of the startup support organization Station Houston. Many oil and gas companies are no longer labeling some jobs as “tech” jobs, she said. They are now simply part of operations.A better indicator is the number of tech job postings in Houston, she said, which went up by 140 percent last year, “and that sounds a lot more like what we’re seeing.”In total, there were more than 62,000 tech job postings last year.Google MapsOne of the entrances to ITC facility located in Deer Park.Ongoing Clean-Up At Deer Park Petrochemical FacilityThe clean-up process continued Monday at the Deer Park petrochemical storage facility that caught fire on March 17. Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) owns the facility.ITC Executive Brent Weber said at a news conference held on Monday morning that the tank farm is secured. “The level on the tank farm is basically dry now with a very light layer of foam,” he said.The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has launched a new section of its website with information, including sampling locations, maps and photos, about the incident.U.S. Coast Guard Captain Rich Howes there isn’t a “firm timeline” on full reopening of the Houston Ship Channel. The section of the channel with restricted traffic goes from Tucker Bayou to Light 116, and only operates during daylight hours. Sharelast_img read more

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Adding new chapter to the success story

first_imgThe students of Narayana Academy has once again excelled in JEE(Advance) examination, securing top 4 ranks in the top 10. In top 100, the students of Narayana Academy were on 24 positions, thus establishing itself as India’s premier coaching institute. Speaking on the occasion, Dr K Gopal, Vice-Chairman of Narayana Group said, “The group has once again repeated its outstanding performance in the 2019 exams. Our system of learning makes Narayana Academy students get motivated and continuously strive for better results. Our weekly tests (common practice tests) makes our students perfect, as weak areas are identified and immediate solutions are suggested for improvement. Similarly, part tests, cumulative tests, and grand tests are conducted according to the timelines and students’ performance is evaluated. The suggestions once implemented make students perfect.”last_img read more

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Steve Jobs Was Completely Wrong About Why People Like the iPhone

first_img This story originally appeared on Business Insider 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals The launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — and the latter’s massive 5.5-inch screen — appear to prove Apple founder Steve Jobs was completely wrong when he said in 2010 “no one” would want to buy a phone with a big screen.And while this sort of hindsight wisdom feels a little bit tawdry, it actually cuts to the heart of what is driving the $276 billion smartphone market right now: screen size.Apple launched its new phone with 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens for a reason: Rival companies, particularly Samsung, have spent the past two years building a market in a space that Apple ignored — the market for people who want big, bright screens that are great for consuming media and doing work.To recap: Jobs launched iPhone and its initial updates with a 3.5-inch screen. When the iPhone 4 ran into trouble because it appeared to drop calls when users held it the “wrong” way, Jobs held a news conference. He was asked, why not just make the phone bigger, so that the antenna might have more space within the device and thus get better reception?He replied that he disliked the new crop of bigger phones from Samsung et al. “You can’t get your hand around it,” he said, “no one’s going to buy that.” He also derided big phones as “Hummers.”By 2013, however, executives within Apple began to rethink that. Internal documents from that time show that iPhone sales growth was slowing, even though the market as a whole was growing. All the growth was in the sub-$300 price range and among phones with screens bigger than 4 inches. “Consumers want what we don’t have,” was the title of one slide in the documents.Another document showed that Apple’s own customers placed the small screen size of the iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S among their top complaints about the devices. The iPhone’s small screen size actually seemed to be a liability for Apple, not — as Jobs argued three years earlier — an advantage.(The leading big-screen devices in this market were, of course, Samsung’s Galaxy S and Note phones, with their 5-inch-plus screens. The Note 4 now comes in a 5.7-inch size. It’s an interesting exercise to ask Note owners how they like their big screens and whether they would ever consider going back to an iPhone-size 4-inch model. You will find the answer is always “no” — consumers love big screens.)So it is notable that both the new iPhone 6 models are big-screen phones, of 4.7 and 5.5 inches.There is no “iPhone 6 Mini,” giving people the option of a Jobsian 3.5-inch screen.Samsung poured scorn on Jobs in a piece of marketing fluff released to counter the iPhone 6 launch. It produced this graphic, which actually misquotes Jobs as saying “No one is going to buy a big phone.”The response underlines one of the strangest things about Jobs’ big-screen error. When the iPhone became a huge hit at its launch in 2007, with a 3.5-inch screen, its screen at the time was itself one of the biggest displays on the market.Consumers were used to candy-bar phones from Nokia, on which most of the device was given over to the keypad and the screen had room for little more than a name and a number. BlackBerry was still huge at the time, one of the reasons being that it had a screen that was a little larger than a Nokia candy bar, and you could type emails onto it.The original iPhone provided even more real estate than that, letting people consume real media and apps.In hindsight, it’s not weird that Jobs might have been wrong about consumer preference for screen sizes in the four years following his death. Rather, it’s weird that he didn’t acknowledge that the iPhone’s (relatively) big screen size was actually driving its popularity while he was alive.The iPhone (at launch) was the biggest screen on the market. Jobs didn’t seem to see that as the key. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. September 13, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more

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Tesla Semi does its first production cargo run with batteries on

first_imgTesla is putting its new electric Semi to work, with its first run as a “production” vehicle — for a familiar client. Tesla itself is the customer, as the trucks were equipped with trailers loaded up with battery packs fresh from the Gigafactory assembly line, heading to the Tesla Fremont car factory in California.Elon Musk shared an image of the trucks at work, with both the matte black version and the silver one with the aero hood, which presumably are the same they showed off at the official unveil (they’re the same color, at least). The trucks had full-size trailers attached, which is not what they’ve been equipped with during previous sightings. First production cargo trip of the Tesla Semi heavy duty truck, carrying battery packs from the Gigafactory in the Nevada mountains to the car factory in CaliforniaA post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Mar 7, 2018 at 11:23am PST Tesla calls this a “production” run, but its target for actually producing these still seems to be 2019, with a likely delivery time frame more like 2020. Still, this cargo run should provide valuable info to the company as it moves ahead, especially now that it has a sizable backlog of customer pre-orders to deal with.center_img The trip from the Gigafactory to the Fremont factory is around a four-and-a-half hour journey, covering around 260 to 270 miles. It’s not exactly a long haul, but it could be something that’s still very useful to a large number of customers, and it’s a trip that Tesla itself has to make regularly with its own transport fleet for this very purpose.last_img read more

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Perks savings with new Groups promo from ACV Sandals Beaches

first_img MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations’ and Sandals & Beaches Resorts’ exclusive group promotion comes with a Fly & Stay Free deal for clients in every sixth room, valid for all group types including incentives and destination weddings.The promotion is “back by popular demand”, says ACV. The deal runs until Aug. 3, 2018 for travel completed by Dec. 20, 2020. Some restrictions apply.By booking their group with Air Canada Vacations and Sandals & Beaches, clients get unlimited golf at select resorts, $1,500 Premium wedding perks and $500 future travel credit for their next vacation.More perks include: no deposit wedding for 90 days; free upgrade to Business Class for the bride and groom and free Island Routes excursion.Agents can also earn 5X ACV&ME Bonus points with the promotion.“We’re thrilled to bring back this amazing offer this summer! This is our way to celebrate 37 years of true partnership with Sandals and we are looking forward to many more years of success!” says Dana Gain, ACV’s Senior Director of Sales, Groups & Partnerships. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Perks, savings with new Groups promo from ACV, Sandals, Beaches Share Posted by Monday, July 16, 2018 last_img read more

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