first_imgEngland soccer team manager Sam Allardyce has been caught up in a newspaper sting in which he is alleged to have met a bogus consortium of Far East businessmen seeking advice on the Premier League’s billion pound transfer market. (Latest Football stories)During meetings with undercover reporters from The Daily Telegraph, Allardyce is reported to have criticised his predecessor Roy Hodgson, calling him “Woy” and saying he “hasn’t got the personality” for public speaking.Former Bolton Wanderers, West Ham United and Sunderland boss Allardyce replaced Hodgson as England manager in July.Allardyce is also alleged to have said England’s players were underperforming because they had a “psychological barrier” and “can’t cope”, suggested players who were not being played for their club should not be picked for England and described the FA decision to redevelop Wembley Stadium as “stupid”.Reuters was unable to independently verify the report.An FA spokesman said: “We have asked The Daily Telegraph to provide us with the full facts in relation to this matter.”last_img read more

first_imgNo one can argue that sport and business are two separate entities in today’s world, and in an effort to improve the way our sport is run, the Australian Touch Association has engaged a Strategic Sports Management Audit. The audit will involve workshops and focus groups for affiliates around Australia and is being headed by Professor David Shilbury and Dr Pamm Kellett. David Shilbury is head of the Bowater School of Management and Marketing and a professor of sports management at Deakin University, he is also an editor of Sport Management Review. Dr Pamm Kellet also lectures at the Bowater School of Management and Marketing, as well as having extensive International experience as a lecturer and consultant in the area of Sports Managment. The ATA is not attempting to predict results in any way, but instead wants to look at the management strategies currently in place by listening to member’s suggestions and the ideas the consultants may have about the management and administration of touch football. “At the end of the day, we anticipate that we will have a model in place that will require change and will deliver better service to our members,” says Peter Topp, National Technical Director With 330 association affiliates and almost 200,000 players Australia wide, it is becoming even more crucial to examine the management strategies of touch football. The audit will look at the delivery of touch, including player development, junior development, referees, coaching, participation and elite sport amongst others. It will consider the current methods of delivery, what is delivered at each level, who delivers the product and so forth. The consultants will also consider current good practice models in other sporting organizations and business, when developing their final recommendations. The audit has already started, with workshops being run in Townsville, Rockhampton and Brisbane as well as Sydney. Victoria and Tasmania are next state to undertake the audit, followed by the ACT, WA and SA. For all enquiries, please contact the ATA office on: (02) 62852703 Rachel Moylelast_img read more

first_imgLast Thursday night was a night of firsts at BMTA. It was the first time that over forty referees turned up to blow a whistle – there were more referees than there were games! It was also the first time at BMTA that three lots of referees from the same family referee the same game. BMTA like doing things bigger and better, so not only did they have one game with all the referees from the same family, they had three!During the second time slot, the Davis family (pictured top), del Castillo family (middle) and the Zendler family (bottom) took to the field. Their teamwork on the field was strengthened by their family ties and they all enjoyed themselves.  In addition to these families of referees, there are a number of families with two referees. The growth in the number of family groups taking up refereeing highlights how well refereeing allows families to come together and share their sporting successes. To assist with the growth in popularity of touch refereeing amongst juniors, BMTA has also introduced the Top Gun program.  It allows junior referees who want to learn more about the art of refereeing, to be taught by some of the best referees and referee coaches in the game. Many of BMTA’s Top Guns are gearing up to referee at the Junior State Cup which will be held at Caboolture in July.Players and coaches are also noticing the effects of the Top Gun program. The Top Guns lead and show other referees the finer points of refereeing. In the last couple of weeks the Top Guns have been focussing on their penalty sequences, interchanging and scoreline movements and the results are clear for all to see.  There are some very enthusiastic referees coming out on a Thursday night at BMTA and the number of junior referees is growing. Kids are taking after their parents (and parents taking after their kids) and picking up a whistle and enjoying the thrill of refereeing. If you are interested in giving refereeing a go or if you would like to learn more about the Top Gun program please contact Julian Aitken on 0418 808 441 or julian_aitken@hotmail.comThanks to Julian Aitken for providing the article content.Related Filesbmta_referees-pdflast_img read more

first_imgHeadshot of an Ohio State student.ohio state student broken neck osu.eduosu.eduEarlier this week, tragedy struck Ohio State’s campus when junior Austin Singletary passed away following the school’s annual Mirror Lake jump. Initial reports suggested that he’d been pulled from the water after suffering from cardiac arrest. Those reports now appear to have been incorrect.According to The Columbus Dispatch, the Franklin County coroner has “tentatively” determined that Singletary actually died of a broken neck – specifically, a C-5 vertabra fracture. Here’s more:The autopsy, which was done on Thursday, revealed a fracture of the C-5 vertebra, which would lead to paralysis of the arms, legs and diaphragm, causing death, said Coroner Anahi Ortiz. She said the injury was consistent with him hitting his head on something hard, such as the bottom of the lake or a rock.Ortiz said Singletary survived for about two hours before dying at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. She added that the results are “very preliminary” and could be modified once Singletary’s medical history is completely reviewed and toxicology results — which would show any drug or alcohol use — are available. That’s expected to be complete in about six weeks.As noted, the findings aren’t definitive. But as you can imagine, it’s becoming more and more likely that the 2015 jump will be the last. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Singletary’s family and friends.last_img read more

first_imgWomen with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers. The study is based on analyses of registry data, collected in the European database ESADA, on a total of some 20,000 adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). About 2 per cent of them also had a cancer diagnosis. “It’s reasonable to assume that sleep apnea is a risk factor for cancer or that both conditions have common risk factors, such as overweight. On the other hand, it is less likely that cancer leads to sleep apnea,” said the researchers. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainAccording to the researchers, advanced age was associated with elevated cancer risk, but adjusting the data for age, gender, body mass index (BMI), smoking and alcohol consumption nevertheless showed a possible link between intermittent hypoxia at night and higher cancer prevalence. The connection applied mainly to women and was weaker in men. “Our results indicate a cancer risk that’s elevated two- to three-fold among women with pronounced sleep apnea.” Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe condition of sleep apnea is well known to the general public and associated with snoring, daytime fatigue, and elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in men, said the study. This research paves the way for a new view – that sleep apnea may possibly be connected with increased cancer risk, especially in women. “Above all, the focus has been on the connection with one form of cancer: malignant melanoma. Cancer of the breast or womb may now become a new area. There may be a combined effect of female sex hormones and stress activation, induced by nocturnal hypoxia in sleep apnea, that can trigger cancer development or a weakening of the body’s immune system.”last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – A severe shortage of rail cars has left millions of tonnes of in-demand grain trapped across Western Canada and farmers warn that billions of dollars in economic activity could be lost unless the government acts soon.Representatives of the agriculture industry were in Ottawa on Thursday pressuring legislators to provide relief to grain farmers unable to access the money they need for the coming growing season. A lack of rail capacity means producers can’t transport last year’s crop to market to pay off that season’s input loans, they say.Planting season is around the corner and last year’s loans are coming due, said Ron Bonnett, head of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, adding that government inaction could mean serious hardship for farming families across the prairies.“We need action,” Bonnett said. “We’re going to have farmers who are struggling to pay their bills and families that are suffering because of inaction by government and by the railroads.”Bonnett said the inability to move grain from bins, elevators and fields across the country is eroding the credibility of the grain industry and he warned that a lack of government action could plunge the country into a grain crisis as serious as in 2013-14, which cost the economy $8 billion.Proposed legislation, Bill C-49, would give the government the tools to help farmers with cash flow and compel railways to move the grain or face penalties, but those measures are tied to separate provisions around a new air passenger bill of rights — provisions that have raised concerns in the Senate, where the bill has stalled.Agricultural Minister Lawrence MacAulay said he and Transport Minister Marc Garneau are urging the Senate to pass the legislation.“We put an excellent bill together,” MacAulay said, adding that he has told Canadian National Railway executives to fix the bottleneck as quickly as possible.“A lot of consultation was done in order to make sure we put a bill in place that would address not today’s issue, not tomorrow’s issue, but for years down the road. That’s what Bill C-49 is all about.”But for Dan Mazier, who heads Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers, the buck stops on Garneau’s desk. The transport minister has repeatedly refused to split the bill’s sections in order to let the rail provisions pass more quickly.An Ag Transport Coalition report released late last month found Canada’s largest railways supplied only 38 per cent of the grain cars requested by producers on time over a week-long period in mid-February.The report pegged Canadian National’s performance over that period at 17 per cent — marking a sixth consecutive week of declines.The grain crisis four years ago saw the then-Conservative government order the biggest rail lines to double the amount of grain being moved or face penalties as high as $100,000 a week.On Thursday, Opposition MPs pushed the government to act before the House of Commons begins a two-week break next week.John Barlow, a Conservative agriculture critic, called the rail car backlog a crisis.“If we wait any longer, it’s going to be much too late for our producers to get their goods to market,” he told reporters.Barlow was flanked by NDP MP Alistair MacGregor, who echoed his colleague’s call for urgent action.“This is an issue that is of the utmost seriousness and it demands action across party lines,” he said, adding that Opposition politicians pushed the government without success to separate the grain transportation measures, which are widely supported, from the rest of the omnibus bill.Saskatchewan MP Randy Hoback, a former chair of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, highlighted the cost to farmers of rail delays forcing ships to wait in harbour, which adds up to thousands of dollars a day.“You’ve got grain in the bins. You’ve got consumers wanting that grain. You’ve got ships sitting in harbour. And the only thing holding you up is rail.”Kate Fenske, a spokeswoman for CN Rail, said in an email that “challenging conditions” are to blame for the company’s performance.“As weather continues to improve, so is our network fluidity,” she said.– Follow @gwomand on Twitterlast_img read more

The police also seized a computer and printer used to print the fake cards.Seals and other equipment were also found at the location, the police media unit said. The Kadawatta police are conducting further investigations. (Colombo Gazette) A location where fake driving licences were printed was busted by the police in Kadawatta today, the police media unit said.The police said that a house in Dalupitiya, Mahara was raided by the police where the fake driving licences were found. The police said that 19 fake driving licences and seven fake temporary driving licences were seized. Following the raid the police arrested two suspects and also seized several fake driving licences, the police media unit said. read more

first_imgA Church of England spokesman said: “The Church of England published new guidance in 2015 emphasising that: ‘The pastoral response to alleged victims and survivors is of top priority, and needs to be separated as far as possible from the management processes for the situation, and from legal and insurance responses.’ Richard Scorer, another leading lawyer representing more than 50 victims in the ongoing Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, said: “This confirms what we have long suspected which is that when they would offer apologies they were deliberately constructed in a way to avoid any meaningful responsibility.“I’m sure they will be embarrassed at the language here but it reflects a reality that we have come across time and again with the churches that they will take an apologetic tone but that is combined with an unwillingness to admit responsibility.”New guidelines produced by the Church of England in June last year effectively repudiate the earlier advice, insisting that the “pastoral response” to victims should be the top priority and must be separated from legal and insurance responses.But it goes on to add that apologies should be discussed with insurers, communications officer and ecclesiastical lawyers. mullally They should say we need to stop this nonsense but they wash their hands like Pontius PilateJoe welby This is a naïve document, it is legalistic and doesn’t take into account the needs of survivors of child sexual abuseDavid Greenwood, lawyer Survivors of child sexual abuse have accused the Church of England of “acting like Pontius Pilate” as a previously unseen document revealed that bishops were explicitly instructed only to give partial apologies – if at all – to victims to avoid being sued.Legal advice marked “strictly confidential” and circulated among the most senior bishops, told them to “express regret” only using wording approved by lawyers, PR advisers and insurers.The guidance – written in 2007 and finally replaced just last year – also warns bishops to be wary of meeting victims face to face and only ever to do so after legal advice.It speaks of the “unintended effect of accepting legal liability” for sexual abuse within their diocese and warns them to avoid “inadvertently” conceding guilt.The paper, seen by The Telegraph and confirmed as genuine, advises bishops to use “careful drafting” to “effectively apologise” without enabling victims to get compensation. Joe tried to contact the Archbishop of Canterbury While accepting that they might “understandably want to express their regret”, it adds: “Because of the possibility that statements of regret might have the unintended effect of accepting legal liability for the abuse it is important that they are approved in advance by lawyers, as well as by diocesan communications officers (and, if relevant, insurers).“With careful drafting it should be possible to express them in terms which effectively apologise for what has happened whilst at the same time avoiding any concession of legal liability for it.”On the possibility of bishops meeting victims, it adds: “This may be the right course in some circumstances but great care will be needed to ensure that nothing is said which inadvertently concedes legal liability.”One of Britain’s leading child abuse lawyers, David Greenwood of Switalskis, who represented Joe, said: “With Church organisations you expect a higher standard than just a legalistic approach.“This is a naïve document, it is legalistic and doesn’t take into account the needs of survivors of child sexual abuse.“I think this is more naivety than nastiness – but the effect definitely can be nasty.”center_img The report singled out the way in which the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Paul Butler, the Church’s then head of safeguarding, cut all contact with Joe, following advice from insurers, after he began legal action. The review condemned this as “reckless”.Meanwhile Lambeth Palace brushed off around 17 attempts to alert the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby,  to the issue without any “meaningful” reply, it shows.Joe said the newly revealed document “made total sense” in light of his own experience.“This finally exposes the culture that has been followed,” he said“The approach to survivors is often a corporate model and this document supports that – it shows a church led by lawyers and insurers, you get the impression that these people are really their masters.“A diocese is deferential to their bishop and the bishop is deferential to a bunch of lawyers.“The Church will say ‘our hands are tied’ but they are paying the people who are tying their hands.“They should say we need to stop this nonsense but they wash their hands like Pontius Pilate.“Every part of this nexus [the bishops, the lawyers and insurers owners] washes its hands of every other part of it but the nexus is joined at the hip.”The advice, by the Church’s top legal advisor, Stephen Slack, explains how bishops could find themselves being sued over the actions – or inaction – of their predecessors. Because of the possibility that statements of regret might have the unintended effect of accepting legal liability for the abuse it is important that they are approved in advance by lawyers, as well as by diocesan communications officers (and, if relevant, insurers)Legal advice to bishops, 2007 Bishop Sarah Mullally met with Joe and apologised for the Church’s handling of the 2015 “That superseded all previous advice and ensures that the pastoral needs of survivors must never be neglected and pastoral contact can continue whatever legal issues exist.”He added: “Bishop Sarah Mullally is working closely with the National Safeguarding Team to implement the recommendations of the Elliott Review which have been fully endorsed by the House of Bishops.  “When Bishop Sarah received the review on behalf of the Church of England, as requested by the survivor, she offered an unreserved apology for the failings of the Church towards the survivor.“Following the publication Bishop Sarah met with him and two members of MACSAS [Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors]. “This was an opportunity to apologise in person for the failings of the Church towards him and the horrific abuse he suffered.” Survivors said it showed there was a culture of denial, dishonesty and “blanking” victims in ways which had heightened their pain and ultimately failed to tackle the roots of the abuse crisis.It follows a damning independent review of the Church’s handling of sadistic abuse by Garth Moore, a priest and top canon lawyer, in the 1970s.It highlighted how the teenager – known as “Joe” – revealed his ordeal to a string of leading clerics, five of of them either bishops at the time  or later ordained as such, who then claimed not to remember anything. The pastoral response to alleged victims and survivors is of top priority, and needs to be separated as far as possible from the management processes for the situation, and from legal and insurance responsesChurch of England guidance 2015 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

Hillary Clinton and Donald TrumpWASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – The Democratic Party sued Russia, President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks today, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a court filing showed.The party alleges in the federal lawsuit in Manhattan that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and tilt the election to Trump by hacking Democratic Party computers.The lawsuit also names Donald Trump Jr., Trump associate Roger Stone and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as defendants.The lawsuit alleges that Trump’s campaign “gleefully welcomed Russia’s help” in the 2016 election.The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Trump has repeatedly denied his campaign colluded with Russia. Russia has denied meddling in the election.The Republican National Committee, the Trump campaign, Trump campaign manager Michael Glassner, WikiLeaks, Stone and attorneys for Donald Trump Jr., former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Manafort associate Rick Gates and former campaign aide George Papadopoulous also did not immediately respond to requests for comment.The lawsuit, should it go forward, seems likely to help keep the spotlight on the issue of Russian election interference and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. Both are being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.Through the process of legal discovery, lawyers for the Democratic Party could force the defendants to produce documents bearing on the collusion issue. (Excerpt from Reuters) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRussia ‘intervened to promote Trump’ – US intelligenceDecember 10, 2016In “latest news”Trump campaign sues in Nevada over Las Vegas polling placeNovember 8, 2016In “latest news”Trump claims millions voted illegally in U.S. presidential pollNovember 28, 2016In “World” read more

first_imgRecently, DRA Mineral Projects received a $2 million order from the Russian diamond miner Alrosa for three modular DMS plants for alluvial mining operations in the Republic of Yakutia in northern Siberia, near the Anabar river. The 50 t/h plants are designed to be compact enough to fit into open top containers while still allowing ease of access for maintenance. The logistics of the project are formidable: the plant is pre-assembled and commissioned in Johannesburg, shipped to St Petersburg, railed to Urkutsk-6,500  km to the east-then trucked north along frozen rivers almost to the Arctic Circle. Here it is set up on site using local labour under DRA supervision via a Russian interpreter.    The environment is harsh. Operations in this region are restricted to about 100 days a year during the summer months as temperatures in winter drop to -40 ºC or below. Even in midsummer, temperatures may remain below -10 ºC.  Such extreme conditions require low temperature lubricants, steel specified to tight tolerances and special conveyor belting, cabling and switchgear. Plug-in cables are used in the power supply to avoid making cable connections on site. The plant is designed to operate at temperatures of       -15°C and above and to be stored quite safely at temperatures of below -50°. In the winter months, with the plant shut down, equipment liable to get damaged in the extreme cold is removed and placed in relatively warm storage.This is DRA’s third venture in the area in the past couple of years, the first being a single, fully integrated modular 50 t/h DMS plant at Estok in 2004. At that time, the DRA engineers working on the project became the first Westerners to operate in this location. In 2005, the company was contracted to supply two 50 t/h units for a Kimberlite pipe operation at Aykhal; these served as a replacement for part of the jig section at the existing plant.DRA has been at the cutting-edge of diamond recovery technology for the past 20 years.  The company has designed and supplied a variety of diamond plants, large and small, for leading mining houses on five continents. The ability of DRA engineers to work in extraordinarily harsh Siberian conditions is indicative of the standard of professionalism and team effort that characterised DRA’s performance in diamond processing projects for the past two decades. read more

first_img WATER SUPPLIES ACROSS Ireland are running low due to exceptionally dry weather.A spokesperson for Ervia – Irish Water’s parent company – said that exceptionally dry weather last winter and at the beginning of this year had led to the shortage.“Low rainfall for several months, especially through the winter period, will have a knock on effect on available raw water supplies across the country in coming months,” the spokesperson said.Due to unseasonably dry weather over a number of months and throughout last winter, Irish Water has advised consumers to conserve and minimise water usage for the foreseeable future in a number of locations.These locations include parts of Donegal, Galway and Westmeath.Irish Water said that it had imposed water restrictions at times of lower demand in areas where water supplies are “seriously compromised”.It said that it was working with the local authorities to find and repair leaks in the affected areas and prioritising those that would have the greatest impact.The areas affected most seriously are outlined below.In Donegal, consumers connected from both the Lough Colm source which serves the Milford, Kerrykeel, Rathmullan, and Ramelton areas, and also the Lough Fad source which serves Quigley’s Point, Redcastle, Moville and part of Greencastle have been asked to conserve as much water as possible due to local shortages.In Galway, nighttime restrictions on the island of Inis Oirr from 11pm to 7am will remain in place for the foreseeable future. People are being asked to conserve water on the island.A spokesperson said that customers on the Williamstown supply in Galway have been asked to conserve treated water supply as the reservoir levels have reached a critical point.“Demand is currently very high on the scheme and customers are advised they may experience low pressure while demand continues to exceed supply,” Irish Water said.No restrictions have been imposed on Williamstown as of yet.In Westmeath, Irish Water has advised customers to continue to conserve water usage for the foreseeable future due to exceptionally low levels of raw water from Lough Owel.Read: Water services return to Cork city after burst pipe cuts off supplyRead: ‘Unseasonably dry weather’ to blame for ramping up of water restrictions By Cormac Fitzgerald 12,665 Views Short URL 69 Comments Image: Shutterstock/nikkytok Image: Shutterstock/nikkytok Thursday 22 Jun 2017, 3:18 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Water supplies running low in many areas due to dry weather There are shortages in parts of Donegal, Galway and Westmeath. Share343 Tweet Email3 Jun 22nd 2017, 3:18 PM last_img read more

first_imgBus drivers ‘resort to urinating in bottles’ due to lack of toilet facilities Flyers placed on buses across the country are calling on commuters to support drivers’ demands for sanitary facilities. Short URL May 14th 2019, 2:53 PM 57 Comments Share36 Tweet Email3 Tuesday 14 May 2019, 2:53 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: NBRU 21,879 Views FLYERS PLACED ON buses across the country this week are asking commuters to support drivers in their demand for adequate toilet facilities.The leaflets were produced by the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) which said drivers of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann vehicles are “expected to improvise where no facilities exist”.“This can mean literally having to sometimes beg to be allowed use the toilet in a supermarket, takeaway, petrol station etc.”The union said there are occasions where drivers had to “resort to emergency measures” including urinating in a plastic bottle.“No driver wants to be, or should be, placed in such a situation.”NBRU General Secretary Dermot O’Leary has also written to the two bus operators and the National Transport Authority about the issue.In his letter, seen by, he said there had been numerous attempts by the union to address the issue but that both companies had “failed to put adequate arrangements or protocols in place that would protect our members”.He said the responsibility lies with both the bus companies and the NTA which is responsible for policy and the funding of infrastructure.“It should never be forgotten that the most valuable resource of any company is those that do the ‘heavy lifting’, those that operate at the interface between the service being provided and the customer, they of course are the staff, in this case bus drivers.”He pointed out that the Mayor of London last year announced a cash injection of £6 million for the provision of toilet facilities for London bus drivers.O’Leary called for a clear commitment to providing these facilities, a timeframe for the provision of temporary solutions and a detailed implementation programme for permanent facilities.“Disrupting services because of the basic human need of having to use wash and sanitary facilities in the 21st century is simple untenable, conversely, the lack of such facilities is not sustainable,” he said.In a statement, Bus Éireann said that the company continues to work with trade union representatives on matters relating to driver facilities around the country.A spokesman for Dublin Bus also said the company is in ongoing discussions with unions about the issue. By Michelle Hennessy Image: NBRU last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Once Upon a Time Builds Fun Lore Around a Seattle LandmarkOnce Upon a Time’s Final Battle Was the Happiest Ending After the end of last week’s episode, it looked like trouble was heading for Storybrooke. Suddenly, there were two villains running around. Would the Evil Queen and Gideon work together? Would Emma and Regina be forced to handle each threat alone, putting themselves in greater danger? As it turns out, no. As it turns out, it only took one episode for Regina to deal with her evil half for good.The flashbacks this time around gave us some backstory about the Evil Queen. Back in the Enchanted Forest, she was conducting raids for Snow White. Tinkerbell appeared and offered her a different path. She offers her a way to find her true love instead of focusing on hate. The Queen scoffs at the idea but spares Tinkerbell to prove that she does love her people. We soon find out that Tinkerbell isn’t the only person who thinks the Evil Queen needs to get… love. Her father says he’s found a way to find Snow White, but it turns out he’s been working with Tinkerbell. He leads her to Cupid’s arrow, which will lead her to the person she loves most. Jeez dad, mind your own business.The Evil Queen has no time for love but realizes that love and hate are closely related. She corrupts cupid’s arrow and directs it to find the person she hates most. She’s outraged when the arrow heads straight for the castle. How dare Snow White rob her while she’s away? But Snow is not in the castle. The arrow led the Evil Queen to her own mirror. That’s pretty harsh.Tony Perez as Prince Henry, Lana Parilla as the Evil Queen (Photo: ABC/Jack Rowand)Meanwhile, in Storybrooke, the Evil Queen and Robin are working together to escape. Robin wants to go to New York, but as filming there is expensive, the Queen has a better idea. She’ll send him back to the Wish world she created. At least he knew who he was back there. He agrees, but there’s something he has to do first. The Queen brings him to a graveyard and instructs him to start digging. That seems uncharacteristically dark for Once Upon a Time, but it turns out Robin is just digging up a small box. Inside are the sheers that can separate a person from their fate. Remember those? From all the way back in the fall? The Queen reveals her plan is to sever her connection with Regina. That would allow The Queen to kill Regina without dying herself.Elsewhere, everyone is fawning over Emma’s ring, but the engagement doesn’t last too long. Because this show loves to torture Captain Swan fans, the engagement is called off less than a single episode after the proposal happens. Hook, while saying goodbye to Captain Nemo (oh yeah, he’s been hanging around Storybrooke this whole time), shares his troubles about the secret he’s been keeping from his fiance. Nemo, like literally everyone else in town he’s talked to about this, says he should be honest with her. So of course, he does the opposite. He puts the memory in a dreamcatcher and Emma catches him trying to burn it. To no one’s surprise, she is less angry about Hook’s past but furious that he tried to hide it from her. Because he didn’t trust her enough, to be honest, she gives the ring back.Colin O’Donoghue as Captain Hook. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)Back in the more interesting part of Storybrooke, we finally get to the big Evil Queen vs. Regina battle. The Queen, who has sent Robin back to the Wish realm, confronts Regina and severs the bond between them. A short, fun swordfight ensues with the two women magically throwing each other across the room. Regina traps the Evil Queen and takes her heart out. Just as she’s about to crush it, she sees herself in the broken mirror, tying in nicely with the flashback. Rather than becoming a person she hates again, she takes out her own heart and presses the two together. Regina trades some love for some hate, effectively making the Evil Queen and Regina, the same person in different costumes.They convince the rest of the town to give the Queen a second chance, and Henry uses his author powers to give her a happy ending. He sends her to a place where “she could get a fresh start.” That turns out to be the Wish realm with Robin. She finds herself outside the bar where Robin is drinking. She sits down at his table, and he offers to buy him a drink. Will she return as a villain? It’s possible, but for now, she has her happy ending. At least some version of Regina gets to end up with Robin.Sadly, the same can’t be said for Hook and Emma just yet. Hook moves his stuff out of Emma’s house and prepares to join Captain Nemo on the Nautilus while he figures things out. Just as he’s about to board, Deus Ex Snow White appears to tell him what’s been going on with the Queen and Regina. She reminds him that love can fix anything and Hook decides to stay in Storybrooke. Unfortunately, when he tells Captain Nemo of his decision, the Nautilus submerges unexpectedly. Gideon (oh yeah, he’s still here) appears and reveals he gave the order for the Nautilus to ship out. For what he’s planning, Hook can’t be with Emma. Jerk.Giles Matthey as Gideon. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)After two fun, exciting Once Upon a Time episode in a row, this week’s was a letdown. The flashbacks didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know, and the entire episode felt like it was just here to get the Evil Queen out of the way. Gideon is the main villain of the season now, and even in snake form, the Queen was just a distraction. The problem was it all felt too easy. The Evil Queen comes back, and in one episode, they find a simple solution that makes everybody happy. I hope she doesn’t come back as a villain in the future. Now that she and Regina appear to be the exact same person, she’s a lot less interesting. The focus on getting the Evil Queen business squared away also pushed the Hook-Emma story into the background. Their breakup should have been a bigger deal. Instead, it was a minor detour before we got back to the episode’s main plot. Let’s hope that the return of Aladdin and Jasmine will get things back on track next week.last_img read more

Kroos Missing Ronaldo wont help Real Madrid now

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos believes they must prove themselves without Cristiano Ronaldo instead of regretting allowing him to leave in the first placeThe Portuguese forward completed a shock €112m move to Juventus in the last transfer window and has quickly settled in at his new club.While Ronaldo enjoys his new life in Italy though, Real have endured a torrid start to the season with just the one win in their last six outings.However, Kroos has urged Los Blancos to move on instead of dwelling in the past following Tuesday’s 2-1 Champions League win against Viktoria Plzen.“Of course it’s changed a little bit,” said Kroos of Ronaldo’s exit, according to the Express.“But I think this is what the club wanted with this decision.“We started well into the season and had games where we scored three or four goals and nobody was missing him (Ronaldo).Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“It makes no sense to speak about players that aren’t here.“He’s an unbelievable player, maybe one of the most important in history. That’s nothing that helps us now.“We have to do this without him, that’s the only way, and we’ve shown we can do it.“Of course we missed some goals in the last games and today we could have easily won 4-1, 5-1 or 5-2.“At the moment it’s a little bit difficult for us to score, but the only way to improve is to continue working and the ball will go in.”Real, who are only seventh in La Liga this season, will now prepare themselves for Sunday’s El Clasico against Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgAn improperly discarded cigarette sparked a three-alarm fire that damaged nine One Lake Place condominiums and caused $1 million in damage, said Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli.Sixteen adults and children were displaced by the blaze that burned through the roof of the three-story complex the evening of July 2 at 5264 N.E. 121st Ave. in Orchards. Investigators determined that the fire was unintentional. A resident was smoking on a second-floor patio and put the cigarette into a planter, which contained a potting soil made of wood byproducts, Scarpelli said. Instead of extinguishing the fire, the soil allows it to smolder, ultimately igniting nearby combustible materials. It’s very similar to a bark dust fire, Scarpelli said. She said smokers should put out cigarettes in a metal container filled with sand or water. “That’s really the safest way to discard of a cigarette.” At full strength, 45 firefighters responded to the fire at the “F” building that started just after 8 p.m. They battled the blaze until 1 a.m. the next morning, but crews stayed on scene until 6:30 a.m. to make sure that the fire stayed out, said Vancouver Capt. Scott Willis.No one has been cited in the fire, officials said.last_img read more

Firefighters extinguish house blaze in Miami Gardens

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a blaze after a house caught fire in Miami Gardens.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the fire near Northwest Sixth Court and 182nd Terrace, around 6:08 p.m., Friday.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgActor/director Angelina Jolie attends The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics’ Choice AwardsAngelina Jolie just confirmed a piece of news that will make fans go crazy. The “Salt” actress will be starring alongside “Bodyguard” star Richard Madden in Marvel’s “Eternals.”Reportedly, Angelina Jolie confirmed her role in The Eternals during the Marvel panel at Comic-Con in San Diego. The 44-year-old Oscar winner will join Richard Madden, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani for the superhero saga due out in November 2020.’I’m so excited to be here! I think what it means to be a part of the MCU, what it means to be an Eternal, what it means to be in this family,’ she said to the crowd of excited fans. Marvel has teased fans about their phase four plans, but nothing has been set in stone, so this confirmation coming from Angelina Jolie herself should put fans at ease.  Natalie PortmanReutersThe ex of Brad Pitt will be playing the character Thena in the film, which is to be directed by Chloe Zhao, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Marvel and Disney seem to be upping their game with the “Eternals” with such a star-studded cast. Especially after losing two of their big three in Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans.But Angelina Jolie’s confirmation wasn’t the only announcement at the event. Marvel dropped another bomb with the announcement that Natalie Portman will come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She will reportedly be in the fourth Thor movie subtitled Love And Thunder after being absent from the franchise since its 2013 second installment The Dark World.Marvel Phase 4 looks to be shaping up nicely.last_img read more

Youth found dead in Bbaria

first_imgThe police recovered the floating body of a young man, who went missing five days ago, from a waterbody at Chandalkhil village in Brahmanbaria district town on Saturday morning.The deceased was identified as Rana Miah, 22, son of Abdul Kuddus, reports UNB.Locals spotted the body of Rana in the morning and informed police.Later, police recovered the body and sent it to sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, said Nabir Hossain, officer-in-charge of sadar police station.last_img

first_img News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more The FlexDR by Konica Minolta is an upright, flat panel digital radiology system that features an amorphous silicon (aSi) and cesium iodide (CsI) digital receptor for high-quality images with minimum X-ray exposure. FlexDR is a sophisticated upright digital radiology (DR) system that is suitable for a wide range of clinical applications. Each image is available for review approximately five seconds after exposure, making it an ideal solution for high throughput imaging environments, such as, an enterprise hospital or a busy imaging center. The FlexDR enables technologists to boost productivity by utilizing the same imaging control station as Konica Minolta’s Nano and Xpress CR systems. This creates a unified CR/DR platform that combines cassette-less and cassette-based digital radiography into one cost effective, efficient workflow solution.The sub-console mounted onto the FlexDR provides the ability for technologists to verify immediately patient information, as well as control collimation and approve the image right at the patient’s side. These features help create a more efficient workflow that can also reduce both total exam time and patient call backs. The system is optimized for patient comfort and has a large vertical travel range for lower extremity imaging. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Technology | September 22, 2009 Konica Minolta Broadens DR Line with New FlexDR 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more center_img News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read morelast_img read more

Tok Tok Vanuatu a success with record numbers

first_imgSource = ETB News: Lana Bogunovich Vanuatu Tourism Office’s (VTO) 11th annual tourism and trade show ‘Tok Tok Vanuatu’, which took place in Port Vila last week, has been deemed a success as a record breaking number of wholesalers and media from around the world attended the event.Held at the Holiday Inn’s Private Island golf terrace, more than 70 wholesalers, travel agents and media from around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, China, Fiji, America and even as far as Europe, engaged with more than 100 Vanuatu suppliers, including properties, tour operators and local tourism offices.VTO general manager Linda Kalpoi said Tok Tok Vanautu 2014 plays a key role in attracting visitors to choose Vanuatu as their holiday destination.“This year, we have decided to incorporate the theme of Vanuatu cultures into Tok Tok, to get visitors thinking about Vanuatu as a diverse destination with plenty on offer and it is also the first year that every provincial tourism office will be represented, which is a significant milestone and sign that the event is strengthening its appeal here and abroad,” Ms Kalpoi said.With “Celebrate Vanuatu Cultures” as this year’s theme, Tok Tok kicked off with a choice of famils on the islands of Espiritu Santo or Tanna, showcasing to buyers and media Vanuatu’s unique island cultures and products, from exploring Millenium Cave in Santo to trekking up Tanna’s Mount Yasur volcano. The official conference took place all day Thursday and Friday morning, with an official opening ceremony welcome from major sponsor over ten years, ANZ Bank, which donated more than one million vatu to Tok Tok Vanuatu.“Its no surprise that tourism and hospitality underpin the economic growth of Vanuatu and it is events like Tok Tok Vanuatu that play an integral role in the success of the industry and importantly, highlighting Vanuatu’s unique tourist offering in what is a very competitive global market place,” ANZ chief executive officer Steve Roger said.“Tok Tok not only showcases the strength of the industry and the variety of the tourism products we have here, it also provides the opportunity for stakeholders to share ideas lobby government and community groups and recognise the things we do really well and things we can improve on.”Meanwhile, Vanuatu’s Deputy Prime Minister & Tourism Minister Ham Lini Vanuaroroa, announced he would boost the funding for VTO’s marketing budget, after citing a low level of marketing investment as a significant contributor to the decline in tourist arrivals over the past year.“As the single most significant event in the Vanuatu tourism calendar, and a major catalyst for ongoing tourism growth in the country, Tok Tok is of the utmost importance to the people of Vanuatu and our government, and I will do my very best to increase the VTO 2015 budget.”Although Mr Lini Vanuaroroa did not specify a figure, he said he was confident that a proposal of new initiatives, such as building more accessible ports on the outer islands, would gain the government support needed to move forwarded, stressing that sustainable tourism growth remains the government’s main priority.Furthermore, with tourism in Vanuatu currently contributing around 70 percent to the economy, Mr Lini Vanuaroroa also mentioned plans to focus on the Asian market as well as looked forward to the opening of the new convention centre, which is due to open in Port Vila in 2015, with a 1,000 plus capacity.last_img read more