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Thunder Bay Ont police chief to stand trial as early as December

first_imgTHUNDER BAY, Ont. – The police chief of Thunder Bay, Ont., is now expected to stand trial on charges of breach of trust and attempting to obstruct justice as early as December.Chief J.P. Levesque waived his right to a preliminary inquiry this week and opted to go directly to trial in Superior Court.Levesque also chose to be tried by a judge alone.Ontario provincial police charged the officer of 30 years, including the last six as chief, in May after a five-month investigation.The charges stem from unproven allegations that Levesque disclosed confidential information concerning the city’s mayor.Official dates have yet to be set but his lawyer says the defence hopes the trial will start before the end of the year.“We’ve sought the earliest possible trial date,” lawyer Brian Gover said. “Chief Levesque looks forward to his ultimate vindication.”In a related case, police charged the mayor of the city in northwestern Ontario and his wife with extortion and obstructing justice in July. The charges against Keith and Marisa Hobbs are linked to those Levesque is facing, according to police.Levesque was charged after officers, at his instigation, launched an investigation into the mayor, who was an officer with the city’s police force for 34 years until he went into politics in 2010, provincial police have said.Also charged with extortion was Mary Voss, a city resident.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly attributed a statement about the genesis of the investigation to Thunder Bay police.last_img read more

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With more cars on its few roads Iqaluit now enforcing seatbelt law

first_imgAPTN National NewsIf you get behind the wheel in Iqaluit, you better make sure you keep up with the driving rules.That’s because an old law is now being dusted off.And those drivers who ignore the friendly advice of officials could soon take a hit in the pocketbook.APTN National News reporter Malaya Qaunirq Chapman has this story.last_img

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Nation To Nation The Federal government takes some licks on the final

first_imgNation to Nation It’s been almost exactly five years since Idle No More got started on the Prairies.Although it held a rally in Toronto today and plan another one in Winnipeg this weekend, it’s public presence is arguably not like it was in 2012.However, one of the movement’s co-founders, Sheelah McLean, said community involvement is just as high as ever.“Idle No More is just as busy now as it’s ever been because people are realizing (the Trudeau) government makes promises that they’re not keeping,” she said.It was a similar theme of unfulfilled promise that NDP MP Charlie Angus promoted the new edition of his 2015 book, Children of the Broken Treaty.“But we still have a very broken system at Indian Affairs. We still have government officials who are refusing to even examine their responsibilities. And until we have a full picture on the underfunding of Indigenous children, these patterns and they’re abusive patterns by the government will continue,” he said.“This is sort of laying out the pattern. The Trudeau government has made commitments. But that system that was built by Duncan Campbell Scott, it was built to last. And we have to take that system down.”However, the Trudeau government or at least one minister in his cabinet got kudos. The Macdonald Laurier Institute (MLI) named Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould its policymaker of the year.“(Wilson-Raybould has) done a remarkable job of taking the whole field of Indigenous Affairs from the margins of Canadian politics and moving it to the centre of Canadian politics,” said University of Saskatchewan history professor, Ken Coates, who wrote the policy-maker article for the MLI.You can subscribe to the Nation To Nation podcast below:last_img read more

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Driss Oukabir, Barcelona Attacks Suspect, Receives Death Threats in Prison

Rabat – After being place in a Madrid prison over suspected involvement in the recent Barcelona terror attacks, Driss Oukabir has been receiving death threats from inmates, reports Spanish media.The 28-year-old suspect is currently detained in prison without bail in relation to the car attacks in the Catalonia city, which resulted in the death of 15 people.Prisoners at Soto del Real prison have been threatening to kill him, according to local media reports. Upon hearing of his arrival to jail last Tuesday, the inmates started issuing public threats, with one saying they would “slit [his] throat when [he goes] out to the patio,” while others shouted “Fu*king terrorist,” security sources told El Pais.Officials have detained Oukabir in an isolation unit. He has requested special protection due to the threats received from inmates.Oukabir testified last Tuesday before the judge of the National Court for his alleged participation in the attacks in Barcelona.The accused, arrested on the same afternoon of the attacks, has admitted that he rented the van that was used in the massive rampage of La Rambla, although he believed it was going to be used for a house move and not an attack.The suspect will be charged with murder, membership in a terror organization, and the possession of explosives, a Spanish judge stated, according to public broadcaster RTVE.Oukabir’s younger brother, Moussa, was shot by the police early Friday morning after he was identified as one of the five suspected terrorists involved in the attacks.One of the suspects, Mohammed Aalla, will be released on bail after the evidence against him was considered too weak. read more

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Morocco: Social Media Users Launch “Be a Man’ Campaign Against Women…

Rabat- Some Moroccan social media users have launched an online campaign with the hashtag “Be_a _man” (in Arabic) to prevent women from wearing bikinis or revealing swimsuits to the beach. Other Moroccans criticized the campaign for promoting “sexist” propaganda.While some anticipate the summer season to head for the beach,  others are not pleased with the activity and have launched hashtags like “Say no to nudity and cosmetics.” They also call for a ban on bikinis at beaches.The new “anti-nudity” campaign calls for Moroccan men to “act like men” and force their wives and daughters to cover themselves at the beach. The online campaign started on July 9 on a Facebook page, called “The national campaign for the implementation of Islamic bank in Morocco.”The post reads: “You are responsible for what your daughter and wife wear… so don’t be a dayooth.” The Arabic word refers to a man who permits his female relatives to engage in illicit relations.The post has been shared 3,448 times on Facebook and received mixed reactions.While some commenters were supportive of the campaign, others highly criticized it as sexist and derogatory to women.Several women online responded with “Be a woman,” inviting Moroccan women to choose their clothing for themselves.One commenter wrote: “Be a woman and wear whatever you wish to.”On Twitter, many users expressed views similar to: “Be a man and curb your desire to control women and what they want to wear,” and “Be a man and stop violence against women instead.”The new controversial campaign has caused social media users to ask “What does it mean to be a man?”#??_???? ? ???? ?? ?????? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? #?????? ? ?? ?? ???? ?????.— Aziz Enhaili (@AEnhaililook) July 14, 2018#??_???? ? ???? ?? ????? #??????.— Aziz Enhaili (@AEnhaililook) July 14, 2018 read more

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Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead

OTTAWA — A federal ban on tanker traffic off British Columbia’s north coast has been defeated in a Senate committee.On a 6-6 vote, the Senate’s transportation and communications committee rejected Bill C-48 Wednesday night.The bill would put into a law a rule forbidding ships carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude oil from loading or unloading between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border.Conservatives in the Senate say defeating the bill is a win for Canada’s energy industry.The House of Commons passed the bill a week ago and its failure in a Senate committee doesn’t mean it’s dead, but the vote is a defeat for the Trudeau Liberals.Along with Bill C-69, which is meant to reform the federal assessment process for national-scale construction projects, Bill C-48 has enraged many backers of the Canadian oil industry, including Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.The Canadian Press read more

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Army Corps report offers 8 alternatives to keep Asian carp out of

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – A federal agency sent Congress a list of alternatives Monday for shielding the Great Lakes from an invasion by Asian carp that could devastate native fish, including construction projects in Chicago waterways that could cost more than $18 billion and take 25 years to complete.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declined to endorse a single plan after studying the matter since 2009, disappointing sponsors of legislation that ordered the agency to move faster. Instead, the Corps provided a 232-page analysis with eight possible approaches.Two would place dams in the Chicago waterway system to seal off Lake Michigan from the carp-infested Mississippi River watershed. Environmentalists and five states that unsuccessfully sued the Corps in federal court favour that approach, while Illinois, Indiana and local shipping interests oppose it.Other proposals would use different mixtures of equipment and technology, including construction of additional electric fish barriers and a new type of navigational lock that would treat water to remove floating plants and fish as vessels move through the system.Bighead and silver carp are a big concern for the Great Lakes because they could threaten a fishing industry valued at $7 billion a year. Also, silver carp are notorious for springing from the water when disturbed by motorboats and colliding with their occupants, posing a risk to outdoor recreation.Dave Wethington of the Corps’ Chicago district office, project manager for the study, said battling invasive species is “a shared responsibility” that will require support from Congress and state governments, which would have to settle on a strategy and provide the money.“We’re providing this information to the decision-makers,” Wethington said in a phone conference. “We are standing by to move forward to the next step.”The Great Lakes and Mississippi watersheds share a boundary nearly 1,500 miles long. But the study focused on a network of rivers and canals in and near Chicago with five direct links between the two giant drainage basins, considered the likeliest route by which Asian carp could reach the lakes.The Chicago waterways are connected to the Illinois River, where a large carp population has advanced to within 55 miles of Lake Michigan. The Corps says an electric barrier 37 miles from the lake is preventing any individuals from slipping through. Scientists have detected Asian carp DNA in dozens of water samples past the barrier, although whether they came from live fish remains in dispute.The Corps said the measures in its report could shut down pathways for 13 potential animal and plant attackers, from the bloody red shrimp to reed sweetgrass and a deadly fish virus. But public and congressional interest is riveted on bighead and silver carp — voracious Asian fish imported in the early 1970s to gobble algae in Deep South fish ponds and sewage plants.They escaped during floods and have migrated up the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and tributaries in more than two dozen states. Scientists say they can destabilize ecosystems by devouring plankton, a vital link in aquatic food chains.U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, and Rep. Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican, said the Corps should have picked one approach and developed it more thoroughly. They favour separating the two watersheds and sponsored a bill that would do that.“The only real solution that will truly protect the Great Lakes is the complete separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River,” said Rep. Candice Miller, a Michigan Republican.Two options in the Corps’ report would achieve that by placing barriers along the Lake Michigan waterfront or farther inland. Both would severely disrupt commercial shipping and pollute the lake by preventing Chicago sewer discharges from flowing downstream as they do now, the report said.Two other alternatives would use barriers to cut off some of the aquatic pathways while deploying additional electric barriers, screened gates, locks and water treatment plants.The options achieving the greatest degrees of physical separation tend to be most expensive and time-consuming, with costs reaching $15 billion to $18.4 billion and a 25-year timetable. That’s because they would require extensive reworking of Chicago’s flood-control and sewage treatment systems in addition to building the dams, Wethington said.The report also offers two middle-of-the-road alternatives that would maintain the waterway system’s current shipping operations. One could be carried out in 10 years and cost $7.8 billion, a relative bargain. It would create a “buffer zone” with a series of control technologies.Aside from doing nothing new, the cheapest approach would step up use of existing measures such as netting carp and treating the water with chemicals, at a cost of $68 million a year.American Waterways Operators, a group representing barges and tugboats in the Chicago area, said the report makes clear that physical separation “is neither economically feasible nor will it be effective at eliminating all identified pathways for the spread of invasive species, including Asian carp.”___Online:Link to report: John Flesher on Twitter at by John Flesher, The Associated Press Posted Jan 6, 2014 6:50 pm MDT Army Corps report offers 8 alternatives to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this June 13, 2012 photo, an Asian carp jumps from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill., during a study on the fish’s population. 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Opinion Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao brings back great bouts of the

Manny Pacquiao (right) is set to fight the undefeated Floyd Mayweather for the first time on May 2.Credit: Courtesy of TNSGrowing up as a boxing fan, I’ve heard tales of the legendary bouts of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns, the dominance of Mike Tyson’s prime, and Ali and George Foreman.As time passes, these iconic figures in the sport have become forgotten and almost mythical, as our demographic is much more familiar with George Foreman the grill salesman than the all-time great heavyweight. Today we have two prominent figures in Floyd Mayweather (47-0) and Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2), who will one day be among the greats when they hang it up and can perhaps make boxing the center of the sporting world once more, maybe for the last time. With every waning moment, the sport’s popularity diminishes with the UFC and its chaotic nature, itching closer and closer to the sport’s extinction.For years and years, we heard rumblings about these two fighting, but what was the fuss about?I mean, one guy has never come close to losing a day in his professional life, while the other still gets made fun of on the Internet for getting knocked out just two years ago. What makes this fight so interesting is the contrast of styles in how each fighter approaches each match. Mayweather is an all-time great defensive fighter, perhaps the greatest of his kind, and Pacquiao is a no-holds-barred brawler with devastating punching power he still possesses at the age of 36. Pacquiao is also left-handed and fights southpaw, which has been a problem for Mayweather in the past with their awkward angles and combinations of punches. Pacquiao is still one of the greatest fighters of our generation, despite his reckless abandon nature which can get him in trouble, as we saw against Juan Manuel Márquez in 2012.What’s also very compelling about this fight is the comparison of hand speed and quickness. Mayweather usually overwhelms his adversaries with his all-time great defense and quickness. Pacquiao is just as quick with his hands as Mayweather, so whoever can set the tone and pace of this fight and force the other into their realm of boxing should come out on top.With Pacquiao bouncing back from the devastating blow to his legacy that was the Marquez knockout with convincing wins against Brandon Rios, Timothy Bradley and Chris Algieri, this fight should live up to the hype and give boxing fans the dream matchup that’s been lacking in the sport for decades. Two marquee names that can both satisfy the attentive fan and draw in the casual fan are exactly what the sport needs to see a possible resurgence in popularity and attract some of the younger viewers who are more infatuated with the UFC. While this fight might not be Ali-Frazier in 1975 or Hagler-Hearns in 1985, in 2015, it’s the closest we can get to an all-time great fight.With all that being said, the two best fighters of our lives will finally square off on May 2, and personally, I can’t wait. read more

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Man who used life savings to buy a field discovers ruins of

first_imgSome of the plot after it was dug by a series of volunteers “We knew from history that Trellech should have been the largest in the area,” he said. “What they had found was not big enough.” In the last 15 years, Mr Wilson has been joined by hundreds of volunteers – both from the local area and, in the summer, from universities and colleges – as they unearthed what he now believes is the hidden city. The excavation has been featured on BBC 4’s Digging for Britain series, while Mr Wilson was also invited by the Cardiff Archaeological Society to speak at Cardiff University before Christmas.Mr Wilson estimates the project has cost around £200,000 in total over the last 15 years. He is now seeking planning permission for an education centre.He said: “As we take more on, there’s a greater need to expand our campsite and while there are several campsites within a walkable distance, it would be better to have something here.” “Out of all the decisions I have made in my life I would say buying the field was one of the good ones,” he said. “I have to say that even with all the problems that I have had or that may occur, it was definitely the right thing to do.” The 37-year-old had been digging in the field opposite following a tip-off from a local farmer when the land went up for auction. He said he had looked at the area and realised it did not look typically agricultural, with large, square fields. Instead, he thought a “footprint” had been created by a structure under the ground. After putting in the highest bid and winning the plot, the former toll booth worker had to live with his parents so he could finance the field and only managed to move back out last year. But he said his decision was worth it, as his team have since found a moated mansion, around 400 square metres in size, and rare artefacts including a medieval flower pot.  A pot found at the site Credit:WALES NEWS SERVICE  A pot found at the site  I thought: ‘To hell with my parents, I will stay at home and I shall buy a field instead’Stuart Wilsoncenter_img Archaeologists and university officials had supposedly located the industrial city near the present village of Trellech in Monmouthshire, but Mr Wilson disagreed.  Some of the plot after it was dug up by a series of volunteersCredit: WALES NEWS SERVICE “This population grew from nothing to that size within 25 years,” he said. “Now it took 250 years for London to get to 40,000 people, so we’re talking a massive expansion.”And that’s just the planned settlement. The slums would have been quite numerous. There you would be talking even 20,000 plus. It’s a vast area.”If you’re working in the fields you are living hand to mouth every single day – it’s a really hard existence. Suddenly, a big industrial town comes here, this is a great opportunity for you.”You up-sticks – to hell with your land – ‘let’s move to the industrial town where the opportunity is’.”He explained the settlement was the home of several Norman lords of the De Clare family, who used it as a place to mass produce iron.Its precise location has not been known for hundreds of years after the city was lost to civil war and famine in the 17th century.  As well as living with his parents, Mr Wilson said he has also turned down jobs he may have otherwise applied for in order to keep working on the plot. “I should have really bought a house and got out from my parents’, but I thought: ‘To hell with my parents, I will stay at home and I shall buy a field instead,” he said. “People said ‘you must be mad’.”Mr Wilson, who started excavating with a small dig in 2004, said the “quite large” settlement, which dates back to the 13th century, would have had a population of around 10,000 people, making it around a quarter of the size of London.  It is an unusual decision and, possibly, one that you might come to regret; using your life savings to buy an empty field. But for one history fan it was a decision that paid off – after he dug it up and discovered it was home to a medieval city. Stuart Wilson paid £32,000 for the 4.6-acre plot of land in 2004 after becoming convinced an ancient industrial town called Trellech – one of the largest medieval towns in Wales – may be buried underneath.  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.last_img read more

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Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters

first_imgTHE MAYOR OF Kiev and the deputy head of Ukraine’s security council have been suspended after a brutal police crackdown last month on a pro-EU opposition protest in the capital.President Viktor Yanukovych, who ignited three weeks of demonstrations by rejecting a pact promising closer ties to the EU, announced the move by saying the two officials were suspected of “breaching the constitutional rights of citizens” taking part in the protest.Baton-wielding riot police roughly dispersed around 1,000 protesters camped out on Kiev’s Independence Square in the early hours of 30 November, injuring dozens.The two suspended officials, mayor Olexander Popov and Security Council deputy chief Volodymyr Syvkovych, are being probed on suspicion of pressuring Kiev’s police chief “to use violence” against the protesters, Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka told journalists.Pshonka said prosecutors would ask the courts to put the the mayor, the deputy security council chief and the police chief, Viktor Koryak, under house arrest for overstepping their authority.Rival demonstrationsThe dramatic announcement came as Yanukovych supporters mounted a Kiev rally right next to the camp of pro-EU protesters demanding his resignation.Organisers put their number at 200,000, while police estimated 60,000 people attended. Both figures appeared inflated, according to AFP correspondents at the scene, Kiev’s Europe Square.Police buses block a road between pro-EU activists gathering at the Independence Square behind barricades and supporters of President Yanukovych in Kiev today. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) At the nearby Independence Square, anti-Yanukovych demonstrators furious at the president’s refusal to sign the Association Agreement with the EU are camped out behind barricades.The opposition called the rival rally a staged event by Yanukovych’s Regions Party, alleging that state employees were brought in under threat of being fired. They said they feared the aim was to disrupt their camp.Police on Saturday filled the street in the 200 metres separating the rival demonstrations.“We came to Kiev to support our president,” said 29-year-old Dmytro Khorunzhy, who was bussed in with 1,000 others from Kirovograd region to Europe Square. “We want stability…. The (anti-Yanukovych) protests are wrecking the Ukrainian economy.”People walk past barricades toward a pro-EU rally today (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) “Don’t divide Ukraine, don’t build barricades,” Prime Minister Mykola Azarov urged at the pro-government rally.“The politicians who promote hatred and division of Ukraine don’t belong in today’s politics. Their place is at the garbage dump,” he said.The Ukrainian president is under intense pressure to decide whether to align his nation with the West by signing a deal with the EU, or to join a Moscow-led Customs Union.The opposition hopes to stage a record rally tomorrow, two days before Yanukovich is to travel to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin amid rumours he will agree to join the Customs Union.‘West lost sense of reality’Yanukovych on Friday held talks with the three main protest leaders — the head of the UDAR party Klitschko, nationalist leader Oleg Tyagnybok and the head of the party of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk.The talks were chaired by post-Soviet Ukraine’s first president, Leonid Kravchuk, and were also attended by top church leaders, the parliamentary speaker, the foreign minister and other top figures.The moon rises over a destroyed metal Christmas tree decorated with Ukranian national flags this eveing. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) The negotiations came after Ukraine’s richest man and hugely influential powerbroker, Rinat Akhmetov, called on all parties to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.The United States has made its solidarity with Ukraine’s opposition clear, even threatening sanctions after a failed police raid on protesters Wednesday. Outspoken Republican Senator John McCain has announced he is heading to Kiev this weekend.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meanwhile accused Western countries of losing “their sense of reality” over Ukraine’s crisis and using blackmail to cut off the country from Russia.- © AFP, 2013Explainer: What exactly is going on in Ukraine? > Read: Demonstrators topple Lenin statue in giant Ukraine protest >last_img read more

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In Photos The painstaking and forensic process of counting the votes

first_img Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire Source: Sam Boal/{Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Niall Carson/PA WireRead: All the latest election coverage > AS THE FIRST results very slowly begin to trickle in this evening, spare a thought for the hard-working staff at count centres around the country.Thousands of votes have to be carefully sorted according to first preferences under the watchful eye of campaign staff and election officials, before the business of working out transfers even begins.Ballot boxes have been opened since 9 o’clock this morning, and with just a tiny percentage of councillors elected out of a total of 949 seats, some counts are expected to last late into the evening – and, for some poor unfortunates, possibly into the early hours of the morning.And let’s not even talk about the European election ballots, which will be counted tomorrow.Here’s what it looks like at the RDS in Dublin, the biggest count centre in the country, and Citywest hotel. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Source: Niall Carson/PA Wirelast_img read more

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Look around your office can you identify these 9 people

first_imgVideo: YouTube/BerothebearThe 19 most annoying things about work>What is a cronut and why are people queuing for ages to get them?You’ll never guess who’s helping Louis Walsh pick a new boyband> 2. The moanerOh my God my computer won’t work and I forgot my lunch and it’s too cold and oh now it’s too hot and I have a headache and everything and everyone is out to get me and I just want to go home. Everything is SO ANNOYING. Actually, actually, actually…. THE FINAL OF the US Office has aired in America and it’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Jim, Pam, Dwight, Andy, Erin and the rest of the gang.Surely there can’t be an office in the land with such a collection of misfits gathered into one small space, but we’re guessing some of them are up there.Here are the nine people you might find in any office…1. The know-it-allActually, I think you’ll find that’s a sans serif font. 3. The noisy eaterThe incessant chomping and slurping and lip smacking. Some believe it’s a valid motive for homicide.4. The talkerIt’s actually a really interesting story… it all started when I was 6 and my mother told me about my grandmother’s bunions. She started suffering from them when she was 11, but I’d really have to go back to when she was seven-and-a-half in 1946…OH MY GOD. SHUT UP.center_img 5. The flirty coupleYou know who you are. The pair that are always hanging out at each other’s desks, playing practical jokes and sharing secret funnies.On an office night out they’ll spend the whole night talking to each other, dropping the lámh when there have been too many sherries imbibed and disappearing mysteriously after Stay Another Day is played at the Christmas party.Image: Shutterstock.comWhen they get together it won’t ever be as exciting as it was when they were just flirting. Everyone knows that.Except, of course, if they’re Jim and Pam…Video: YouTube/Oats4Sparkle6. The humourless shrewWant to have an office beer at 4pm on a Friday when the boss has left early? Not if the shrew has anything to do with it…Video: YouTube/KayBug1427. The noisy typerIt’s such a problem that this actually exists: a keyboard sound muffler.via 8. The person who makes you feel bad about your breakfast/lunch choicesOh, you’re having a burrito, again? Do you want to put some of my chia seeds on it? Actually, it’s pronounced Valen-THIA and Bar-THELONA. 9. The doteOf course, offices are also populated with lovely people, gas tickets, best friends, deadly bosses and dotes. After all, they’re probably the people you spend the most time with after your significant other/cat/dog/mammy.Cherish them.last_img read more

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Handgun presence varies little in states schools

first_imgEarlier this year, The Columbian produced an interactive database and analysis from the data the state used for its annual report on violence in schools. We found, for example, that bullying and fights are most common at local middle schools, and that guns in local schools are rare — three violations were reported last year, and nobody was threatened.The story is online at find out about situations at individual schools, use our interactive database at — Students were expelled or suspended from a Washington public school 45 times last year for bringing a handgun to class, according to new statewide data on weapons in school.The guns were found in large and small districts, and rural and urban areas. The problem is nothing new for the state, according to the “Weapons In School Report: 2010-11 School Year.”While statistics on other weapons — from knives to shotguns — show a downward trend over the past decade, the numbers of handgun incidents have remained steady — 45 to 47.last_img read more

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Editorial Shuffle at Hanley Wood

first_imgMcManus returns to the position he held briefly in 2012 before he was put in charge of the company’s radar desk, a centralized editorial operation.Back at the head of the residential construction group, McManus will oversee six titles—including Builder—and several digital properties, while continuing his duties as editorial director of the radar desk.“Hanley Wood’s history is rooted in the residential construction market, and our readers have come to trust and respect our voice,” says Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood, in a statement. “John has been integral to the development of the relationship we have with our readers, and his leadership will advance the impact we have in the market.”Charged with leading a transformation of Hanley Wood’s legacy media operations, Benz left earlier this month after a 2-year stay. Morrison’s tenure lasted just over a year. News of an editorial shuffle at Hanley Wood continues to filter out after the departure of Bob Benz, president of content, in January.Daniel Morrison, editorial director of the residential construction group, and Jean Dimeo, editor-in-chief of flagship magazine Builder, are out, according to multiple sources. Hanley Wood has turned to a familiar face, John McManus, to fill Morrison’s role.A spokesman for Hanley Wood did not reply to requests for comment on the exits.last_img read more

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first_imgP3T products automate protocol personalization and consistently enable improved contrast enhancement for higher quality images for CT angiography and abdominal studies. P3T Cardiac enhances CT angiography of cardiac structures, coronary arteries, chambers of the heart, thoracic and abdominal aorta, and pulmonary vasculature for pulmonary embolism (PE) studies. P3T Cardiac is proven to deliver a higher percentage of PE exams ranked “diagnostic without limitation” when compared to standard protocol. P3T Abdomen personalizes CT imaging of abdominal organs including the liver, pancreas, kidneys and bladder.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | September 23, 2009 Cartegra P3T Products Enhances CT Image Quality Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Related Content Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more center_img Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more 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. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more last_img read more

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Gogo connecting pass provides messaging facilities to flyers

first_imgAircraft Wi-Fi provider Gogo has introduced a new instant messaging service that allows passengers stay connected while in-flight.This will allow flyers to use messaging apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, iMessage on their mobile devices for a small fee.“We realise that some passengers simply want to continue conversations and stay connected in flight, but don’t necessarily want or need to utilise email or full web browsing. Our messaging pass is a low-bandwidth solution that is offered at a lower price point than our internet service, making it the perfect solution for passengers who simply want to exchange messages with other app users on the ground,” said Ash El Difrawi, Gogo’s Chief Commercial Officer.last_img

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California Housing Continues on Recovery Track

first_img Share July 21, 2014 473 Views California Housing Continues on Recovery Track in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newscenter_img DataQuick Home Prices Home Sales Recovery 2014-07-21 Tory Barringer The California housing market continued on its 2014 trend line in June, picking up from a month prior but remaining subdued compared to last year’s more active market.According to real estate data site DataQuick, an estimated 39,254 new and resale homes and condos sold statewide throughout California last month, reflecting a 4.0 percent increase from 37,734 in May.Put against last year’s pace, June sales fell short 4.3 percent.California home sales in the month of June have varied from a low of 35,202 in 2008 to a high of 76,669 in 2004, DataQuick reports. The long-run average of June sales since 1988 is 48,929—nearly 20 percent higher than last month’s number.”California sales have not been above average for any particular month in more than eight years,” DataQuick said.The median price paid for a home in California last month was $393,000, an increase of 1.8 percent from May and 11.6 percent year-over-year. It was the highest median for any month since December 2007, when prices dropped to $402,000 from a peak of $484,000 earlier that year.Median prices in California eventually slid to a trough of $221,000 in April 2009.In other state housing market news, DataQuick reported the typical monthly mortgage payment that buyers committed themselves to was $1,530, up from $1,508 a month prior.Adjusted for inflation, June’s typical payment was 35.1 percent below that in spring 1989—the peak of the prior real estate cycle—and 47.4 percent below the current cycle’s peak in June 2006.Meanwhile, market stress indicators remain in decline, DataQuick reported: “Foreclosure activity remains well below year-ago and peak levels reached in the last five years. Financing with multiple mortgages is low, while down payment sizes are stable.”last_img read more

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Poachers begin their goodbyes

first_imgCommanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Weston, paid tribute to his soldiers, their families and the Sovereign Base Area community in Dhekelia during the Battle of Talavera commemoration last week.His words come as the ‘Poachers’ prepare to leave the island to return to the UK after a frenetic two years posted to the Alexander Barracks in the Eastern SBAs.The Talavera Day celebration, whilst being an opportunity to mark the battle against the French in 1809 – 2 Royal Anglians still wear the name on their colours and collar badges of their uniform – also gave the CO the chance to reflect on the past two years in Cyprus.He said: “The two years have passed by at a frantic pace and during that period we have deployed on five overseas exercises on three different continents. Over 200 soldiers have taken advantage of the excellent adventure training opportunities and most recently we have deployed 50 soldiers in support of operations in Bahrain.“Whilst all these military activities have been ongoing we have developed a thriving Poachers’ Wives Club; vibrant messes and entered and won competitions across multiple sporting disciplines.”With such a busy tour under their belts, the CO was also keen to look back at some of the challenges and ultimate successes his troops have faced and overcome.He continued: “Being part of British Forces Cyprus and living in the SBAs is unique. The military operations, both the Regional Standby Battalion and Cyprus Security Duties are critical in our support to BFC and wider Defence.“The professionalism and dedication by all our soldiers to support these operations is something that I am immensely proud of. Of equal importance and if not more challenging, has been the welfare of our soldiers and their families. It is a real challenge in getting the work-home life balance right to allow them to truly enjoy Cyprus. The improvements to the welfare facilities and the approval of plans to build a new school are important steps in ensuring Dhekelia Station remains a home from home for us well into the 21st century.”Lt Col Weston has also faced some unique challenges of his own after his role saw him take over the position of Station Commander – a first for a battalion CO in Dhekelia.Having embraced the position, he was able to forge close ties with not only his military community but also the Cypriots living and working within the ESBA.He said: “As Station Commander I have had the opportunity to attend many local festivals and meet many of the local community which have further enhanced our relationships.“Living overseas, away from the support of family and friends can have its challenges, especially for the younger members of our Regimental family, however, the openness and friendship offered by the local community has been immense and I can truly say that this support has created lifelong friendships.“Whether it’s our sons and daughters playing together at the local football clubs in Xylotymbou and Ormidhia, or several thousand members of the local community attending the Dhekelia Station fireworks night, these events create a bond between the two communities.”And in a final message to those he has lived and worked with, he said: “I would like to thank all our Cypriot friends and colleagues within the SBAs. Your generosity and kindness have made our soldiers and families feel truly at home.“Without your tireless commitment and support it would be a real struggle to achieve our role in delivering security and supporting strategic communications in support of Defence.“It has been a true pleasure to serve and live in the ESBA and we look forward to continuing our work with BFC and the local community in four years’ time.”You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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