Nova Scotians Encouraged to Give the Gift of LifeOpEd Piece

first_imgOrgan and tissue donation is one of the greatest gifts you can give. This message came across loud and clear at the Transplant Atlantic 2007 conference I attended last week in Halifax. Organ and tissue donation and transplantation is critical to the health and well being of many Atlantic Canadians. Like more than 50 per cent of Nova Scotians (484,991), I have registered with MSI as a donor. These numbers are encouraging and I believe there is more we can do. To help with this, last fall we created a new provincial program — the Legacy of Life: Nova Scotia Organ and Tissue Program. The program aims to make sure all Nova Scotians will know about organ and tissue donation and will choose to donate. Thanks to a dedicated team of professionals, families and clinicians we have been able to accomplish a lot. Last year, many Nova Scotians received the gift of life with 146 transplants being performed. Hundreds of Nova Scotians also have improved quality of life thanks to 1,500 donations to the Regional Tissue Bank, with 549 of those passed on to Nova Scotians. We want every Nova Scotian to know about organ and tissue donation and hope they will choose to donate. Organ and tissue donation can create some good from a tragic situation. This can be a very difficult time for families, so it is important that you talk with your family and make your wishes to become a donor known. Ensuring that Nova Scotians have access to every potential organ and tissue donation will help save or enhance many lives. Although the new provincial program is in its infancy, so far part-time organ and tissue-resource nurses have been hired in all health districts, a review of organ and tissue legislation is underway, and communications and professional education working groups have been established. In the year ahead, we are going to continue our efforts to get the message out there about the importance of organ and tissue donation. To become an organ and tissue donor in Nova Scotia you sign up through your health card. If you haven’t signed up already, I hope you will make the choice to mark your health card to say you’ll be a donor. To the thousand of Nova Scotians who are donors, thank you. -30-last_img read more

Recordsetting Tourism Numbers for Nova Scotia in 2016

first_imgNova Scotia’s tourism industry had its best year in history in 2016 and its third consecutive year of growth. In all, 2.2 million visitors came to the province last year, an increase of eight per cent, about 170,000 more visitors, over 2015. Tourism revenue for 2016 was an estimated $2.6 billion, an increase of five per cent, $125 million, from the year before and a 28 per cent, $575 million, jump from 2010. “The tourism sector is extremely important to Nova Scotia’s economy, employing people in rural and urban communities across our province,” said Mark Furey, Minister responsible for Tourism Nova Scotia. “I applaud the collaboration and hard work of tourism operators and others in the industry for making 2016 a record year.” The major areas of tourism growth last year came from the United States, up 14 per cent, and Canada, up eight per cent. The province saw an increase in visitors from Atlantic Canada, 62,000 more, Ontario, 56,000 more, and Western Canada, 14,000 more. Growth from overseas markets was up two per cent. Visits by air rose by 11 per cent. “The Ivany Report challenged the tourism industry to double revenues by 2024 to $4 billion and we have embraced that goal,” said Ben Cowan-Dewar, board chair of Tourism Nova Scotia. “Tourism businesses and organizations are rising to the challenge. They’re aligning with the strategy, driving innovation and delivering unique and memorable experiences for visitors.” Susan Downey Lim is one example of the creativity and innovation in Nova Scotia’s tourism community. Ms. Downey Lim’s operation has evolved from a seasonal tour business to a diversified, year-round series of businesses, including Grape Escapes NS Wine Tours, Taste Halifax Tours, which includes Beer Bus, and a new venture called the Chain-Yard Cidery on Agricola Street in Halifax. “As a tourism operator, you have to put yourself in your customers’ shoes,” said Ms. Downey Lim. “We need to be irresistible. That means you have to have great ideas, collaborate with others in our industry, and have the courage to take some risks.” The province also saw strong growth in room nights sold to 2.6 million, up four per cent from 2015. Cape Breton had the biggest jump, up 16 per cent.last_img read more

Rajasthan face litmus test against Chennai

first_imgJaipur: Having continued their superb form at home, Chennai Super Kings will now head to the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur to take on Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League encounter on Thursday. On paper, CSK are favourites as they sit atop the points table, but then, this game is not played on paper. Having lost their previous game at home against Kolkata Knight Riders, the Royals led by Ajinkya Rahane will look to come back strongly in this encounter against M.S. Dhoni and boys. But firstly, they need to get a hang of the wicket. Having dished out a slow one in the game against KKR, they found themselves in deep trouble and considering CSK’s love for slow turners, another slow wicket will play into the visitors’ hands. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIn the batting department as well, too much dependence on Jos Buttler and Rahane at the top needs to go. Even though Steve Smith played a quality knock in the KKR game, his innings was pretty slow and didn’t help the team. Similarly, someone like Ben Stokes needs to be used much higher in the batting order. Considering his destructive nature, he needs to be given enough balls to face. For Chennai, the bowling is a bit of a worry in the absence of the injured Dwayne Bravo, but the others have combined well with Deepak Chahar showing great ability in Tuesday’s match against KKR. While Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir have been equally impressive, it is problem of plenty for Captain Cool MS. In the batting department as well, Chennai need Ambati Rayudu to fire. He has failed to recreate the form that saw him return to the national set-up after the 2018 edition of the IPL. But the determination shown by Faf du Plessis at the top in their last game holds the team in good stead. All in all, the wicket dished out will play a big role in deciding on who will hold the upper hand in this game.last_img read more

Greek unemployment highest in EU dips in early 2019

ATHENS, Greece — Greek national statistics show that unemployment, long the highest in the European Union, fell in the first quarter when compared to last year, but still afflicts around one in five Greeks.The country’s statistical authority said Thursday that the unemployment rate was 19.2% in the January-March period, compared to 21.2% a year earlier.On a quarterly basis it was higher, but the tourism-reliant Greek job market fluctuates depending on the time of the year and quarterly data are not seasonally adjusted.Greek unemployment has been falling over the past few years as the economy started to recover following a harsh recession. At its peak, it hit a whopping 28%.For much of the time since 2010, Greece has relied on international bailout loans. Last summer, its bailout era formally ended.The Associated Press read more

Fiat Chrysler sales in Canada roughly flat in May

TORONTO — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Canadian sales edged up by 119 vehicles from a year earlier to 31,617 cars and trucks in May, as a rise in Jeep and passenger car sales helped offset lower minivan sales.The company’s Windsor, Ontario, van plant was shut for retooling from Feb. 16 to May 25, reducing supplies of some of the Canadian unit’s top-selling vehicles. Sales of the Grand Caravan slid 45 per cent in May to 3,285 vehicles.© Thomson Reuters 2015Ontario drivers have overpaid up to $4 billion in auto insurance, new study findsCanadian auto sales soar to record for second straight year despite recalls read more

Italian PM vows new Genoa bridge will be ready by April

ROME — Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has pledged that a new bridge for the Italian port city of Genoa will be ready by April, replacing the Morandi bridge that collapsed one year ago, killing 43 people.An emotional ceremony was held Wednesday in Genoa marking the anniversary of the tragic collapse in 2018. Conte said that reconstruction works for the new infrastructure are moving forward “seven days out of seven … and, according to forecasts, the new bridge will be accessible by April 2020.”A year later, the cause of the collapse hasn’t been determined yet, but prosecutors are investigating poor maintenance and possible design flaws in the 51-year-old structure.Hometown architect Renzo Piano has designed the new bridge, which resembles the bow of a ship in homage to Genoa’s seafaring traditions.The Associated Press read more

Heron awards important contracts for Woodlawn tailings reclamation

first_imgHeron Resources has announced the award of two contracts relating to the provision of equipment supply and mining services for the reclamation of tailings for reprocessing at its wholly owned Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project in New South Wales, Australia, which is currently under construction and due to commence commissioning at the end of 2018:Award of mining equipment supply, installation and commissioning contract to National Pump & Energy Pty LtdAward of a specialist hydraulic mining services contract to Paragon Tailings Australia Pty LtdThe combination brings proven equipment supply and operational expertise to Woodlawn’s tailings hydraulic mining operationsThe tailings Mineral Reserve of 9.5Mt at 6% ZnEq is to be reclaimed using efficient, low-cost hydraulic miningThe Woodlawn Project includes both reprocessing of 9.5 Mt of historic tailings from the previous operations (1978 until 1998), in addition to the processing of fresh ore from underground mining. The key technical elements of Heron’s tailings reprocessing operation include:Hydraulic mining reclamation;Fine grinding using an IsaMill™; andSequential differential flotation of copper, lead and zinc to concentrates.The mining reclamation rates for the tailings ore will be at a rate of 190tph using remote controlled water cannons, an efficient and cost effective mining method.Heron has contracted with National Pump & Energy Pty Ltd (NPE), one of Australia’s leading pumping equipment providers with prior experience in the supply of hydraulic mining equipment. NPE will provide a complete hydraulic mining equipment package consisting of; main and standby track mounted, remote controlled water monitors; water delivery pumps; slurry pumps; screens; and associated infrastructure including strategic spares and consumables.Alongside NPE, Heron has awarded a specialist mining services contract to Paragon Tailings Australia Pty Ltd (Paragon) for the provision of process design, mining planning, construction supervision and support, operator training and personnel to support the tailings reclamation operations.  Paragon is a company formed in 2016 which has a track record in hydraulic mining both internationally and within Australia, with the principals having more than 30 years of operational experience with this form of mining prior to establishing Paragon.Commenting on the contracts Heron’s Managing Director, Mr Wayne Taylor said: “Heron is pleased to have facilitated the combination of NPE and Paragon to provide an integrated solution for the supply of equipment and services for tailings mining at Woodlawn. These contract awards ensure that Heron’s tailings mining operation will utilise an efficient equipment design with locally available support, operated and supervised by experienced and capable project partners who will also provide training for our own personnel.”last_img read more

iPod Classic Still a Top Media Player

first_imgI still have an iPod classic. Not sitting in a desk drawer back in my apartment–I’ve got the thing on my person at pretty much all times. It’s my primary media player, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Hey, I’m the kind of person who likes to have 120GB of music on him at all times. I honestly never know when I’m going to need to listen to some Norwegian black metal or Nigerian electric highlife. It’s my cross the bear.It’s nice to hear that I’m not alone in this. According to new numbers from the analysts at NPD, the iPod classic is still one of the most popular music players. The hard drive-based player was the fifth best-selling media player for 2010–following four different iterations of the iPod touch (not surprisingly, all but one of the players–a 4GB Sandisk model–were iPods).The 160GB classic was the only hard drive based player to make the list. Apple has been long rumored to be canceling the product–but such a move would likely require the introduction of an iPod touch with similar capacities–or, perhaps, the introduction of the long-rumored cloud-based version of iTunes (a result of the company’s Lala purchase), which would relieve some of the need for a massive amount of storage on the portable device.Apple has certainly taken nearly all focus away from the player, which has, admittedly, lost a little bit of its luster in the face of shiny new touch and nano models, but the classic line has quietly carried on. As long as it continues to be a leader in the space, it’s likely not going away any time soon.last_img read more

Hutches one of at least three gangs flooding Belfast with highlypotent heroin

first_imgI would warn people to be careful before taking any substance if they are unsure of what it contains… Our community has lost too many people to drugs. If anyone experiences any unusual symptoms after taking drugs, they should not hesitate to seek medical attention. It could mean the difference between life and death.Belfast DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly also issued a warning. She said: “There is a seriously dangerous batch of heroin doing the rounds in the Lisburn and Belfast areas – warnings have been issued, including through needle exchanges.”The Hutch gang’s links to the North, and Belfast especially, are well-established. Senior members of the criminal group have used safehouses in the city. At least one senior member of the gang is still living in Belfast. That man has survived at least two separate attempts on his life.The PSNI is investigating if that man is helping direct a portion of the heroin trade in Belfast.The Hutch gang moved into the drug trade – from armed robbery – relatively recently. However, the feud with the Kinahan cartel has meant the gang needs the cash available from moving drugs.Read: Gardaí seize cash, designer watches and cars in raids targeting Kinahan crime gang >Read: Two Hutch gang members told to leave Dublin after spate of shootings > Short URL 24,707 Views Image: 5 Comments Image: Share2 Tweet Email center_img Monday 26 Feb 2018, 6:00 AM Feb 26th 2018, 6:01 AM By Garreth MacNamee A SPIKE IN heroin overdoses in Belfast is being blamed on the Hutch gang which has been moving more of its drug supply north of the border due to heightened garda attention in understands that pressure on the Dublin drug scene by gardaí has resulted in the Hutch gang moving their product north of the border by using contacts near the border region.The Hutch gang, knowing that a new market had opened up following the imprisonment of a well-known heroin dealer and with problems of their own in Dublin, struck a deal with low-level drug pushers in the city.It is understood that the supply of heroin is coming from a number of bases – including Dundalk and Balbriggan.While the latest increase in drug overdoses is anecdotal, the most up-to-date statistics available showed that there were more than 1,ooo patients admitted to hospital in Belfast last year for drug overdoses.At least three other groups, most with links to loyalist paramilitary organisations, are also involved in the supply of heroin across the city.The increase in the number of heroin overdoses has resulted in local politicians warning users of a potentially fatal batch doing the rounds.Belfast councillor Malachaí O’Hara said that a report from the Drug and Alcohol Monitoring and Information System (DAMIS) suggested that a strong batch of heroin was in circulation around Lisburn and Belfast. Hutches one of at least three gangs flooding Belfast with highly-potent heroin The increase in the number of heroin overdoses has resulted in local politicians warning users of a potentially fatal batch doing the rounds. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Radicals film showing

first_imgKostas Bakkas’ film Greek American Radicals: the untold story (2013) will be shown as a part of research seminar in Modern Greek studies in Sydney. The film tells the story of Greek American radicalism from the era of mass migration till the McCarthy period in the 50s. Focusing from the Great Depression to the demise of ethnic radicalism in the 50s the documentary challenges the preconceived notion that the story of Greek Americans was all about success. The movie will be introduced by Professor Vrasidas Karalis, and the documentary goes for one hour. The session is on Thursday, August 22, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Refectory Room, Main quad of the University of Sydney. The event is free. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Asus présente des produits hybrides tabletteultrabook

first_imgAsus présente des produits hybrides tablette-ultrabookAsus a dévoilé plusieurs produits se présentant comme des hybrides entre ultrabook tablette tactile.Le fabricant Asus a dévoilé de nouveaux produits, détournant l’attention de la future tablette Google Nexus 7. Tout d’abord, la firme va lancer deux tablettes avec un dock clavier : Les Asus 600 et Asus 810 qui ressemblent aussi bien à la tablette Transformer qu’à un Ultrabook.L’Asus 600 sera équipé d’un processeur quadri-coeur Nvivia Tegra 3, de 2 GB de mémoire vive, d’un écran 10,1 pouces IPS affichant une définition de 1.366 x 768 pixels. À l’arrière, on trouve un capteur photo de 8 mégapixels avec flash LED et une caméra 2 mégapixels à l’avant. Les compatibilités Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS et NFC seront assurées. Cette tablette sera enfin pourvue de Windows RT.La tablette Asus 810, quant à elle, sera équipée d’un processeur Intel non connu, de 2 GB de RAM. Son écran sera lui aussi IPS mais d’une taille de 11,6 pouces. Contrairement à l’Asus 600, la tablette sera pourvue de Windows 8 ! À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Enfin, Asus a annoncé la sortie prochaine d’un produit deux en un, le Taichi, sidérant car l’affichage peut se faire des deux côtés de ce produit. Ce terminal peut être utilisé en mode notebook, avec clavier et trackpad et peut aussi se transformer en tablette, une fois que son couvercle est refermé.Cet appareil sera pourvu d’un processeur Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7, de 4 GB de RAM et d’un disque SSD pour le stockage. Le Taichi sera proposé en configuration 11,6 pouces et 13,3 pouces. Aussi fin qu’un Zenbook, ce produit pourra afficher en 1.900 x 1.280 pixels. Au niveau des avantages proposées, on retrouve du Wi-Fi bi-bande, deux caméras et deux ports USB 3.0. Il faudra attendre sa présentation au Computex pour avoir plus de renseignements.Le 4 juin 2012 à 14:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

La douche est le meilleur endroit pour stimuler sa créativité

first_imgLa douche est le meilleur endroit pour stimuler sa créativitéSelon une étude menée sur les facteurs favorisant la créativité, le contexte serait bien plus important que les facultés personnelles dans ce domaine. Ainsi, la douche serait l’endroit idéal pour stimuler sa créativité.Vous êtes fatigué ? Manquez d’inspiration ? Alors il est grand temps de prendre une douche ! C’est du moins ce que suggère une étude menée par deux chercheurs, Allen Braun et Siyuan Liu et publiée dans la revue Scientific Reports de Nature. Selon eux, la douche serait l’endroit idéal pour stimuler sa créativité et ce, pour plusieurs raisons. En effet, contrairement aux idées reçues, la créativité ne serait pas le fruit des qualités propres à un individu, mais davantage une question de contexte. Pour arriver à de telles conclusions, les deux scientifiques se sont intéressés aux cerveaux de rappeurs en pleine improvisation. Ils ont ainsi constaté que la “relaxation des fonctions exécutives” qui permet un relâchement de l’attention, serait une des principales caractéristiques de la créativité. Or, il se trouve qu’au cours de la douche la relaxation des fonctions exécutives est justement complète ! Par ailleurs, “plus la quantité de dopamine libérée est élevée, plus nous sommes créatifs”, constatent les deux chercheurs cités par Un autre argument qui va une nouvelle fois en faveur de la douche. En effet, cette neuro-hormone est libérée lorsque notre corps se sent bien et qu’il se détend, comme c’est précisément le cas avec une douche tiède ou chaude.Laisser aux idées le temps “d’incuber” À lire aussiLe mariage aiderait à prévenir les risques de démence, mais pourquoi ?Enfin, la distraction constitue le troisième critère de stimulation de la créativité. Lorsque le cerveau se concentre sur un point en particulier, une bonne douche, par exemple, la stérilité d’une réflexion se brise. Comme l’expliquent Allen Braun et Siyuan Liu, c’est ce qu’on appelle la “période d’incubation” : le temps passé sous la douche permet au subconscient de faire remonter les bonnes idées jusqu’au cerveau conscient.Néanmoins, ce n’est pas la première fois que des chercheurs placent la douche parmi les meilleurs moyens de stimuler sa créativité. D’après les spécialistes, garder un petit carnet pour noter tout ce qui nous passe par la tête serait également une bonne idée tout comme toute autre activité qui remplirait les mêmes trois caractéristiques qu’une bonne douche tiède.Le 6 mars 2013 à 09:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Weeklong traffic mess possible after Conn derailment

first_imgBRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Traffic in southwest Connecticut could be a mess for as much as a week until service is restored to the commuter rail line affected by a derailment that injured scores of passengers, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy warned Sunday.Malloy used dire language to describe traffic troubles for the work week ahead in an area that even in normal times is a pain for motorists. And the governor warned that the weather will not cooperate as rainy weather forecast will make driving a bit more treacherous.Malloy even urged commuters to stay out of the state if possible.“Tomorrow’s commute will be extremely challenging,” he said at a brief news conference in Hartford. “Residents should plan for a week’s worth of disruptions.”If all 30,000 affected commuters took to the highways to get to work, “we would literally have a parking lot,” the governor said. If a substantial number of affected consumers hit the roads, traffic will be “greatly slowed,” he said.The state will dispatch more state troopers and tow trucks to respond to car accidents that could come with crowded roads and slipper conditions, he said.last_img read more

Easy ways to get flawless skin this festive season

first_imgMaintain a balanced diet, include fresh vegetables into your diet and wash your face at least twice daily to get glowing skin for Diwali, says an expert.Here are some more tips on skincare: *Eat fresh vegetables and fruits always, regardless of the season or your schedule. This gives you the essential supply of vitamins and also keeps the bowel movement good, contributing to general health and good skin.*Make sure that you remove your make-up and cleanse and moisturise your skin well before going to bed. Residual make-up often causes break-outs and can harm the skin.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelf*Wash your face at least twice a day with a gentle, foaming face wash to avoid dust from sticking to your skin. If it is not possible for you to keep a face wash with you, then keep facial wipes that suit your skin and use them often to wipe clean your face. *For oily skin, regular exfoliation is essential to keep it soft and unblock pores. Use a grainy scrub to remove excess oil and blackheads from your skin. This will keep the upper layer of the skin healthy, prevent acne, and keep it glowing.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive*Along with a balanced diet, follow a good exercise regime, yoga, and physical activity that will help you build strength, and immunity, de-stress your body and mind and increase blood circulation to the skin and scalp.*Stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water. This will also help flush out toxins from the body and skin that accumulate due to our faulty eating habits.*Use rosewater and fuller’s earth (multani mitti) to prepare a face pack at least once every week. This helps to tighten the skin and pores and acts as a toner and calming agent for stressed out skin.*Apply tomato juice on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes before washing it off. This helps make the skin clearer and more radiant.*Under eye skin is another sensitive area of the face that needs to be taken care of. Leave cucumber pieces on your eyes for a few minutes to calm the stressed out skin.last_img read more

Drunk men attack police at Kesabpur

first_imgBALURGHAT: Police were attacked by a group of drunken tribal youths on Saturday night after the law enforcers went to a spot to arrest them. The incident took place at Kesabpur village under Gangarampur police station in South Dinajpur district. The injured cops including the Sub-Inspector of police of Gangarampur police station, Mijanur Rahman were rescued and rushed to Gangarampur Super-specialty Hospital by other policemen. A tribal woman, Lila Khala (47) was also injured during the scuffle. She hails from adjacent Shibbari. Police said there was a funeral ceremony of a tribal family in Kesabpur. South Dinajpur police chief Nagendra Nath Tripathi said police had raided the area to get hold of the drunken youths.last_img read more

First Potteries confirms MORE changes and heres the routes affected

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailBus operator First Potteries has announced a number of changes to its timetables – just weeks after altering a number of routes. But the transport giant says the latest come in an effort to improve the reliability of its services. StokeonTrent Live reported in September how 11 key services including routes from Hanley to Stafford and the city centre to Trentham were undergoing changes. That came following changes in June affecting the city centre to areas including Abbey Hulton, Endon, Trentham, Newstead, Keele and Stafford. Now First has revealed more ‘minor adjustments’. Passengers travelling between Hanley and Audley, Biddulph, Endon and Newcastle will be affected. Other changes will impact on Newcastle and Bradeley. The changes are as follows: Service 4 Hanley – Newcastle – Chesterton – Audley On Mondays to Fridays the 5.15pm trip from Hanley and 6.47pm return will operate as a 4E. On Saturdays the 5.15pm from Hanley and the 6.32 return will also operate as a 4E. The route of service 4E in Audley will become Church Street, Wereton Road, Station Road (Halmerend), Heathcote Road (Miles Green), Rye Hills, Hougher Wall Road, Church Street. Service 7A Hanley – Smallthorne – Chell – Biddulph On schooldays the 2.18pm trip from Hanley and the 3pm trip from Biddulph will operate direct along Tunstall Road between Brindley Ford and Biddulph to avoid school traffic congestion in Park Lane and Brown Lees. Services 8A/8B Hanley – Norton – Brown Edge – Endon Buses will no longer serve Brown Edge schools. Instead these trips will operate as an 8A serving Brown Edge village and Endon. Services 11/12/12A Hanley – Bentilee – Longton – Newcastle Early morning trips to Hanley which start at the depot before 9am on Monday to Saturday and 10am on Sunday will start at the Waggon & Horses instead. Service 99 Newcastle – Porthill – Tunstall – Chell – Bradeley On schooldays the 8.16am trip from Bradeley will operate along High Lane and Greenbank Road, and not serve Carlton Avenue or Irene Avenue, to avoid school traffic congestion in Little Chell Lane. Service 100 Bradeley – Tunstall – Middleport – Burslem – Festival Park – Hanley – Cobridge – Bradeley circular New route and timetable, now serving Baskeyfield House in Middleport and extending to Hanley. Dan Flanagan, operations manager at First Potteries, said: “On October 28 we made some minor adjustments to some journeys on services across the network to improve reliability at busy times of the day. Pensioner Rose Adams, aged 68, of Brown Edge, said: “I have heard they are taking the bus off altogether from January 1. We only get one bus an hour which we manage with as we have to but we are worried about them taking off the service.” First Potteries “Service 100 has been operating between Bradeley Village and Festival Park for a while now and, through discussions with the local community in Bradeley and a regular driver on the service, suggestions were made to extend the route, under trial, to serve Baskeyfield House in Middleport and Hanley taking in Festival Park and Burslem on route to improve bus links in the area. We hope the improvement in the service will prove successful and after time we will be able to make the change permanent.” Read MoreThis teenager armed himself with a KNIFE for a ‘fight’ with man who’d made comments about his mum But users of the 8A service – which runs between Hanley and Norton, Brown Edge and Endon – fear it could be taken off in the New Year. Read Morecenter_img Margaret Bourne, Rose Adams, and Beryl Karbowski fear the 8A service may be axed in January Beryl Karbowski, aged 61, of Brown Edge, said: “I catch the bus at 6.10am. It didn’t come twice the other week and I had to wait another hour. I have been told they are stopping the service on January 1. I would have to walk down to Endon or up to Norton. “They change the times every so often – at least twice a year. “The bus comes at different times every hour and it can be quite confusing. It is only because we use the service that we know about it. We feel that if they are short of drivers they cancel our bus.” Margaret Bourne, aged 68, of Brown Edge, said: “I have used the 8A for 40-odd years. I hope we do not lose the service.” Read MoreRelatives of HGV driver, 30, who died in this A500 horror crash to get answers over how tragedy unfolded Student Evie Allen, aged 18, of Norton, added: “The 8A used to come every 20 minutes. Now it is every hour and it is always late.”last_img read more

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley 30 hol

first_imgLos Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) holds off Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Deone Bucannon (20) during the second half of an NFL football game at Twickenham Stadium, in London, Sunday Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Fitzgerald, like Peterson, is an avid golfer. He’s never played a round with Woods, but the two have been on the course together.“First time I actually had anything to do with golf, he was doing The First Tee clinic in Minneapolis,” Fitzgerald said, referring to Woods. “I remember him putting my hands around a club and showing me how to grip the club properly. This is probably mid-to-late ‘90s. My Dad took me out there to a course near my house, and it was pretty cool.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Rams haven’t been running the ball nearly as much in recent weeks, gaining 45 and 88 yards in their past two games, respectively. Still, Gurley’s 865 rushing yards rank third in the NFL.“Everyone being in their gaps. Playing sound football. Everyone doing their job. Don’t try to do anyone else’s job and if everyone can do that, we’ll be totally fine,” linebacker Chandler Jones said.Offensive line consistencyOf course, the Rams’ running game is aided greatly by their strong offensive line, which has not had one player miss a game all season. They have lined up left tackle Andrew Whitworth, left guard Rodger Saffold, center John Sullivan, right guard Jamon Brown and right tackle Rob Havenstein in each of their 11 games played.“Must be nice,” center A.Q. Shipley said, smiling.The Cardinals, by comparison, have had six different five-man combinations.“I’m jealous (of the Rams),” said offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin, who will start the same offensive line for a third straight game on Sunday, “Knock on wood, hopefully we can finish with this group right here.”Adrian Peterson misses practice, againFor a second straight day, running back Adrian Peterson did not practice. He remains sidelined by a neck injury. The Cardinals, though, appear to be simply erring on the side of caution. And at the end of the 33-0 loss in London on Oct. 22, the Rams had averaged nearly five yards a carry, finishing with 197 yards on 40 attempts.The 197-yard mark represented a Rams’ season-best and a Cardinals’ season-worst allowed, a fact that remains true heading into this Sunday’s rematch at University of Phoenix Stadium.“Really didn’t necessarily talk about what it was we needed to do, but how it happened to us,” Bettcher said Thursday. “That’s kind of the point this week is we cannot allow this team to come in and run the ball on us. That is a very major part of what were talking about defensively and what we know we got to get done.”The Rams boast the No. 9 rushing offense in the NFL.It’s spearheaded by Gurley who accounted for 106 of the 197 rushing yards in the first meeting, ending one of the more impressive streaks for the Cardinals’ defense. They had the longest active streak without allowing a 100-yard rusher. It had been 19 games since the last time a player reached the century mark.“They’re running the ball with a very physical, talented running back. That’s why, as we started the week, it was about stopping the run,” Bettcher said. “We allowed a 100-yard rusher that week for the first time in a long time. We remember that, and we know some of the games he’s had against us. We know we got to go stop the run.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories center_img TEMPE, Ariz. – When looking back at the first meeting, a game the Arizona Cardinals would like to pretend didn’t happen, defensive coordinator James Bettcher pointed to one thing: How well the Rams ran the football.No team this season, and no team since Buffalo in Week 3 last season, had ever had that kind of success when handing the ball off against the Cardinals.And it wasn’t just Todd Gurley. It was Malcolm Brown, Tavon Austin and even Jared Goff. “He’s fine,” Goodwin said.There was also good news on wide receiver Brittan Golden (groin) and defensive lineman Josh Mauro (ankle), both of whom were upgraded to limited, plus defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche (ankle), who went from limited to full participation.The rest of the Cardinals’ injury report listed tight end Troy Niklas (back/knee) and running back Kerwynn Williams (ribs) as limited.Wide receiver John Brown (toe), dollar linebacker Deone Bucannon (ankle), safety Rudy Ford (knee) and defensive lineman Corey Peters (ankle) remained out.Tiger (Woods) watchingAfter practice, several players gathered to watch some TV. More specifically, they gathered to watch Tiger Woods.“It’s always good to see Tiger back on TV. One of the greats of all-time. I think it’s good for golf,” cornerback Patrick Peterson said.Woods was playing competitively for the first time since his most recent back surgery. He shot a 3-under 69 in the first round of the Hero World Challenge.“It’s a great day, man, to see my boy back out there,” wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “It brought a lot of excitement. I woke up with a lot of pep in my step this morning knowing I was going to be able to see him play today.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 2 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_img LSD, “Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present. LSD” (Columbia Records)When solo artists combine into supergroups, the results are usually fun, if fleeting. But all too often, they have an Achilles’ heel: Too many cooks in the kitchen.That, unfortunately, is the case with LSD, the supergroup featuring Labrinth, Sia and Diplo. Their 10-track debut album has some club bangers, of course, but also a lot of filler. It may be more fun to be in this group than actually hear its output.“Genius” is the clear highlight, a driving, over-the-top ditty with baroque touches that has Sia and Labrinth bouncing bombastic verses off each other. (It’s so good that Lil Wayne shows up for his own nifty remix at the end of the album.) And “Audio” is a laid-back, late night summer synth-fest, a hazy party of a tune. Neither breaks new ground but they are absolutely great.But even with these killer tracks, you can hear a restlessness in the mix. Many songs have too many elements or are constantly switching to another hook or riff or effect, trying too hard. Other times, they’re underbaked, too spare to make an impression. Lyric-wise, the album is underwhelming. (“I’ma be the pepper to your salt” is typical.)LSD can often sound overindulgent, particularly with the trippy and jumbled first tune “Welcome to the Wonderful World Of.” Sia brashly opens the album with the line “All eyes on we” — but it’s a mess.“Mountains” never really gets going, “Angel in Your Eyes” is irritating and “No New Friends” finds the trio haughtily closing ranks with what sounds like a playground taunt. Sia hijacks “Heaven Can Wait” but then doesn’t do anything interesting with it. “It’s Time” is pointless. Overall, no one seems to have stepped in and been the adult in the control room.It might be time to drop LSD if this keeps up.___Mark Kennedy is at Kennedy, The Associated Press This cover image released by Columbia Records shows “Labrinth, Sia, Diplo Present‚Ķ LSD,” a release by LSD. (Columbia Records via AP) by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Apr 10, 2019 1:38 pm PDT Review: Supergroup LSD’s debut both too much and too little AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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