Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-752-7184 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 PICTOU COUNTY: Road Closure Flooding has caused the closure of two sections of Six Mile Brook Road in the Salt Springs area until further notice. The sections are at Morrison culvert south of Graveyard Road. The other section is for almost one kilometre north of Morrison Culvert. Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 Fax: 902-925-2704 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 VICTORIA COUNTY: Trunk 30 to St. Anns Trunk 30, from the intersection of Highway 105 north for five kilometre to St. Anns, will have one lane closures for gravelling, paving and guardrail installation until Friday, June 20. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from the end of existing twinning east about 9.8 kilometres to Exit 27A, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving from Monday, June 2 until Monday, June 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-835-1641 Fax: 902-835-1860 KINGS COUNTY: Ira Bill Road Ira Bill Road in Billtown, Kings Co., is closed because of a culvert failure until Friday, July 18. Traffic control consists of barricades. Detour signs in place. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive will have lane closures for widening at various times until Friday, Aug. 1. Gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving will take place from Commodore Drive to Exit 3 and from the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive for about one kilometre. Traffic control consists of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, south from Exit 7 (Enfield) to Exit 5A (Aerotech,) including ramps, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, June 20. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 from Sherman Lake Road to Hiltz Road will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert work, patching and paving until Thursday, July, 31. Traffic controls consist of traffic control people and signs. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Louisbourg Highway Traffic on sections of the Louisbourg Highway (Trunk 22), between Landry Crescent and Albert Bridge will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, July, 31. Signs and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14 Trunk 14 from Garden Road in Nine Mile River to Trunk 2 in Milford will be reduced to one lane until Sunday, Aug. 31. Traffic Control people will be on site. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Are Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 will have alternating lane closures for cold planing, repaving and shouldering until Friday, June 27. An alternate route is available at Trunk 3 from Exit 6 to Exit 7 from Hubbards to East River. INVERNESS COUNTY: Route 105 Route 105, for about a half-kilometre east of Northside River Denys Road will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control and pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-2927 PICTOU COUNTY: Granton-Abercrombie Road Granton-Abercrombie Road, from the Trenton Connector north for about 5.7 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Little Pond Road Little Pond Road at the Intersection of Route 305 (Florence Corner) to Schoolhouse Road for 4.5 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for chip sealing from Monday, June 2 to Monday, June 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 KINGS COUNTY: Route 358 There will be a one-lane closure until Friday, Oct. 31 to repave Route 358 from Route 341 (Canard Street) north for three kilometres to Route 221 in Canning. Also, repaving will take place on Route 358 from Route 221 (at the town monument) north for three kilometres to Woodside Road. Traffic-control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 QUEENS COUNTY: Trunk 8 Trunk 8, from the intersection of Route 210 to the intersection of Chapel Hill Drive, near Middlefield, Queens Co., will have alternating lane closures for paving and shoulder work until Friday, June 6. Traffic control consists of cones, a barrier, a flashing light and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Barronsfield Road Barronsfield Road, from the intersection of Route 242 north toward Minudie, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333 – from Blind Bay east to Shad Bay, for about 8.8 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, westbound, will be closed between Exit 20 and Exit 19 near Saltsprings for bridge repairs on the West River East Side Road Underpass structure until Saturday, June 28. A detour route is available via Trunk 4. Temporary traffic signals will be operating at the intersection of Trunk 4, Pleasant Valley and Patterson Hill intersection for the duration of the detour. NEW WORK CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Alder Point Road Alder Point Road, from the train tracks to the end of the road, about 7.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for chip sealing from Monday, June 2 to Monday, June 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 331 Route 331 from LaHave to West Dublin will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, paving and shouldering until Friday, June 6. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels, flashing light unit and pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Route No. 348 in Pictou County will be closed north of Greens Point Road at the Big Gut Bridge for replacement of the bridge until Tuesday, Aug. 5. Detour routes are available via Egypt Road or Chance Harbour Road. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 321 Route 321, west from the intersection of Wyvern Road will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Section 1: Highway 107, Exit 19 to Exit 21 east (outbound), including ramps at Exit 20 and William Porter Connector, will be reduced to one lane for 8.4 kilometres for patching and repaving. Section 2: East Jeddore Road will be reduced to one lane for 3.8 kilometres for repaving. Work takes place until Thursday, July 31. Hours of operations are from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 CONTINUING WORK -30- Media Contact:Teresa Parent Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 902-424-0849 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
OTTAWA – Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc was found in breach of conflict of interest rules Wednesday for approving an Arctic surf clam licence to a company that employed a family member — a violation that comes with no penalties.Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion said in a report issued Wednesday that LeBlanc knew his wife’s first cousin was involved in the Five Nations Clam Co. and knew the cousin would have benefited financially when awarding the company a multi-million dollar license in February.Dion says LeBlanc should have recused himself from the decision.“If a public office holder is aware of a potential opportunity to further the private interests of a relative through the exercise of an official power, duty or function, the public office holder must be vigilant in avoiding such conflicts of interest.”The decision comes less than two months after the government cancelled the licence and started the process over to award a fourth Arctic surf clam license to encourage Indigenous participation.LeBlanc said Wednesday he accepts Dion’s findings “without reservation.”“Canadians expect when mistakes are made that people assume those mistakes and, more importantly, commit to doing better in the future and that’s exactly what I’m doing.”However, the veteran MP also qualified that Dion’s ruling “confirms that no financial benefit was created in this circumstance and no preferential treatment was given.”The deal to award a fourth fishing licence for Arctic surf clams would have ended a 19-year monopoly on the Arctic clam fishery held by Clearwater Seafoods, offering 25 per cent of the catch to local Indigenous communities.But it first came under scrutiny when documents filed in a court challenge of the decision suggested the company did not meet the federal government’s eligibility requirements, and that Five Nations Clam Co. had close ties to the federal Liberal party – including the family ties to LeBlanc, and also connections to one current and one former Liberal MP.LeBlanc was shuffled out as fisheries minister in July, the same month the government decided to cancel the license and start the process over.New Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said in August this cancellation had nothing to do with the ethics issue facing LeBlanc and that he didn’t think LeBlanc had acted inappropriately.Cancelling the licence means Clearwater Seafoods will continue their monopoly at least until 2020.Court documents show LeBlanc awarded the licence to Five Nations in February despite knowing the bid didn’t meet all the parameters of the tender.LeBlanc argued that he is not close with Theriault and that he did not believe Theriault’s spousal ties would define him as a relative within the conflict of interest law.“One of my wife’s 60 first cousins was involved in one of the proposals. I obviously didn’t think that this was caught by the definition of relative or family in the act,” LeBlanc said Wednesday.Dion disagreed with this, and also noted LeBlanc met with Theriault prior to awarding the clam licence to Five Nations, during which time they discussed the issue.“The inclusion of Mr. Theriault’s name in the proposal, while no doubt adding to its credibility due to his extensive involvement in the seafood industry and with First Nations in New Brunswick, should have put Mr. LeBlanc on notice of the existence of a potential conflict,” Dion writes in his ruling.LeBlanc says he accepts Dion’s determination on this point, but a member of his staff stressed this marks the first time the commissioner has defined what constitutes a family member.No penalty is attached to the ruling. Only financial penalties exist under conflict law and they only apply for certain types of breaches. This case isn’t one of those cases, a spokeswoman for the commissioner’s office said.The only direct result of this ruling is “shedding light on the activity examined,” she said.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer stopped short of calling for LeBlanc’s resignation, saying only he condemns the culture in government that allowed this to occur.“The prime minister didn’t resign when he was found guilty of breaking these rules, the minister of finance, himself, didn’t resign when he was found to have breached these types of rules, so we have no expectation that somehow they’ll start applying this now.”The Liberals have faced a number of ethics probes since taking office in 2015.Last year, then-commissioner Mary Dawson found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke Canada’s ethics laws over two all-expenses-paid family trips to a private island in the Bahamas owned by the Aga Khan. Trudeau also had to pay a $100 fine earlier this year for failing to disclosing a gift of sunglasses from the premier of P.E.I.Finance Minister Bill Morneau has also been investigated several times by the ethics czar. He was cleared in two of those probes, which involved sponsoring a bill that reformed Canadian pension regulations while he and his family members held shares in a pension firm as well as accusations of insider trading over the sale of those shares.He was fined $200, however, for failing to disclose a villa he owns in France via a holding company.NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus said in a tweet the ruling is “a sad reminder that this government’s ethical shortcuts are a real roadblock to reconciliation and sustainable development for Indigenous communities.”Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitter
Miami – U.S. Company Uber announced it will begin operations in Marrakech during the December holiday festivities so customers can benefit from their services before the official launch in 2016.“Uber’s soft opening in Marrakech is scheduled from December 23 to January 2,” Uber Morocco’s Director Meryem Belqziz announced, according to Telquel.“The Holidays are an opportunity for Casablanca residents to take a vacation and many of our customers will go to Marrakech,” Belqziz said. During this soft opening, “part of Casablanca partner drivers will therefore travel to Marrakech to provide on-site service,” she added.According to the same source, the Casablanca-Marrakech route will be charged at a fixed rate of MAD 1,500 for 4-6 people per vehicle.“This is a marketing strategy that will allow us to test the market in Marrakech” before the official launch of Uber services at the beginning of 2016.The transportation network company develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars to transport customers.Uber launched its services in Morocco this year in Casablanca, which became the 328th city in the world to benefit from the taxi-finding company.“The priority remains Casablanca” Uber Morocco’s Director stressed, adding that “We now effectively cover the city center and we continue to be as effective in the periphery, to Bernoussi and Bouskoura, for example.”Uber has expanded its coverage in Morocco amidst harsh criticism. In August, the Wilaya of Casablanca had deemed its services illegal, however the company has remained operational and continues to expand into Marrakech, Rabat and Tangier as planned.
“We are losing the battle against hunger,” James T. Morris, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), said yesterday to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as part of a four-day visit to Washington, D.C.”Not only are we losing the battle in emergencies like those in Afghanistan, North Korea and Africa, where we often lack the funds needed, we are losing the battle against the chronic hunger that bedevils the lives of hundreds of millions of families who are not the victims of war or natural disasters,” he added.Citing a lack of political will as the main culprit, Mr. Morris stressed that there were really no obstacles to prevent the international community from ending hunger soon. “There is more than enough food worldwide,” he said. “People are hungry because governments have made the wrong political choices.”The WFP chief called for stronger and more consistent funding for humanitarian aid. “While the WFP funding has risen, global food aid has not,” he noted. “In fact during the last three years it has actually dropped by a third, from 15 million to 10 million metric tons. Emergency food aid needs are up and food aid is down. More funds are essential.”Mr. Morris also called for more funding to feed children at school and stressed the importance of good nutrition in helping to ward off infections in AIDS victims and keeping them productive as long as possible, especially in Africa where the pandemic has wreaked havoc on food security.”In many poor communities, the first thing AIDS victims ask for is not medicine, not money, but food for their families, food for their hungry children,” he said.Mr. Morris is scheduled to take his message tomorrow to the House International Relations Committee, reminding them that with more than 800 million people in the world chronically hungry, rising food aid emergencies mean “the worst is yet to come.”
In a message to the 22nd General Assembly of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGO) meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, he said yesterday: “I think we all sense that some real challenges have come to the fore – such as the sheer numbers of foundations and other groups seeking to participate and the quality of the participation.” A panel of eminent persons, chaired by former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, “is expected to report early in the new year,” he said. “In the end Governments will decide on these matters, but each of you has an important role to play in this path of change and I hope you will make your voices heard,” Mr. Annan said. When the 12-member panel was appointed last February, Mr. Cardoso told journalists that the explosion of civil society organizations was the reason Mr. Annan had decided to examine the resulting problems and the possibly expanded links between the UN and non-State actors, such as NGOs, parliamentarians, foundations and members of the private sector.
Strongly condemning the latest deadly terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations Security Council today reiterated that its determination to support peace, security and development in the long-troubled country would not be swayed by this, or any other such attack. In a press statement that follows yesterday’s terrorist attack at a market in Mogadishu that killed at least 39 people and injured many more, the members of the Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Somalia. They also wished a speedy recovery to those injured. The Council went on to commend the swift response of Somalia’s security and first responders. It also reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, as well as reaffirmed the need to combat the scourges in accordance with international law. Further to the statement, the Security Council paid tribute to all Somali and international actors working to bring peace and stability in Somalia. The 15-nation body reiterated its determination to support peace, stability and development in Somalia and underlined that “neither this nor any other terrorist attack would weaken that determination.”
OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) attempts a shot over Michigan sophomore guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) during a game on Jan. 13 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 71-52. Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternOne is the magic number for the Ohio State men’s basketball team ahead of a date with Michigan.The No. 24 Buckeyes (19-7, 8-5) have gone one full week without playing a game, have one game left before returning to Columbus for consecutive home games for the first time since January and they sit one slot away from a top-four spot in the Big Ten.Senior guard Shannon Scott said earning a top-four finish in the regular season would be huge heading into postseason play, but added the Buckeyes won’t let that weigh on their minds.“We know we want to be a top-four team so we can get a bye for the Big Ten Tournament, but we don’t think about that as we play,” Scott said Saturday. “We just want to play our best basketball.”With its fate not firmly in its own hands, OSU is set to take on the Wolverines (13-13, 6-8) on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich., while sitting a full game out of fourth place. The team one spot ahead is Michigan State (18-8, 9-4), and the Spartans happen to be the Buckeyes’ most recent opponent.That Valentine’s Day matchup ended in a 59-56 Michigan State win in East Lansing, Mich., after the Spartans knocked down a late 3-pointer. Scott said the loss wasn’t from a lack of effort, but added that the Buckeyes can’t let it affect them going forward.“We played hard that game, they just made one more shot than us basically,” he said. “But we know we can’t take a step back though — this league’s gonna be tough no matter where we go.”Scott said OSU coach Thad Matta gave his players “a couple days off” since the Michigan State game, but noted the Buckeyes have been active in practice all week.“We made sure we didn’t lose a step in our game and came out and tried to stay as conditioned as possible,” he said.Matta agreed that the energy has been high in practice, which he didn’t necessarily expect.“We’ve had a tremendous week of practice,” Matta said Saturday. “I’ve been shocked at their energy and the kind of fire they’ve had in practice.”While the Buckeyes will have had eight days to prepare when their game tips off at 1 p.m. Sunday, they’ll be on the road for the fourth time in their past five games. Throughout the season, road games have been OSU’s kryptonite as the Buckeyes are 3-6 away from home.As OSU gets ready for yet another road trip, Matta noted that redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee won’t be able to play against the Wolverines, but added that sophomore forward Marc Loving could see an increased role after the bye week.After the matchup with Michigan, OSU is set to take on Nebraska at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 26 before facing Purdue, Penn State and Wisconsin in the final three games of the regular season.While OSU has work to do before earning a bye week at the Big Ten Tournament, Scott said he’s hopeful the Buckeyes still have a lot of room to improve.“We still have a lot of great basketball left in us,” he said. “It’s coming down to the end of the year where we gotta pick it up, but I feel like as a team we still have a lot to do and a lot to prove, so I’m happy about that.”
There’s a surprising new best team in baseball, and it doesn’t reside in Chicago, New York or L.A. Instead, it’s the Houston Astros, who are projected to finish with the majors’ top record according to both FanGraphs.com and FiveThirtyEight’s own Elo ratings. Those are lofty expectations, but if the Astros can meet them, they’ll complete a historic turnaround that few teams in major league history can match.It’s still early, but the Astros are putting up some dominant numbers this year. Their pitching staff has added an extra strikeout per nine innings compared with 2016 while also increasing their ground ball rate, and those two trends have helped drop Houston’s team-wide ERA by more than a half a run. Much of that improvement stems from the bullpen: Led by the surprising and versatile Chris Devenski, the ’Stros relief staff is on pace to produce several more wins above replacement than they did last year.And the Astros have improved even more at the plate. So far, Houston has racked up a weighted runs created plus of 118, 19 full points better than it managed last year. Rather than being too dependent on second baseman Jose Altuve, the Astros are now getting offensive contributions throughout the lineup, from shortstop Carlos Correa (144 wRC+) to catcher Brian McCann (114). Last year, only six Astros cleared a wRC+ of 100 (denoting an average performance); this year, 10 Houston players are above that bar.The one aspect of the game where Houston has gotten worse is on defense. As a unit, the Astros have slipped from above average in 2016 to 27th in baseball this year. Colby Rasmus was an unexpectedly solid defender last year, and the Astros lost him to the Rays in the offseason. But they replaced his poor bat (25 percent worse than league average) with that of Josh Reddick, whose offense has more than made up for any defensive woes.Combine it all, and you have a team that’s finally living up to its considerable potential. Last year, the Astros were the preseason favorites in the AL West, but they finished with a disappointing 84 wins. A combination of injuries, lackluster performances and bad luck conspired to keep a talented team from reaching the playoffs. This year, though, everything is clicking, and they’ve earned the best record in baseball.Houston also sports the highest Elo rating in the league (1574), having stolen the top spot from the Chicago Cubs earlier this month. And like the Cubs before them, the Astros are hoping to complete one of the most impressive comebacks in MLB history.In 2012, the 55-win Astros were one of the worst teams ever, so much so that General Manager Jeff Luhnow was criticized for bringing NBA-style tanking to MLB. Houston hit a low point on Aug. 31 of that season, slipping to an Elo of 1399. But since that nadir, they’ve added 175 points of Elo over a stretch of 737 games, an improvement a team only manages about once in every thousand chances in MLB history. That number is eerily similar to the one describing the rarity of what the Cubs achieved during their march to a championship last season. And the Astros will probably increase that margin of Elo improvement if they continue winning over the rest of the season, further adding to what is already a historic turnaround.They’re only about a third of the way into their schedule, but Houston is already almost a postseason lock. According to our MLB predictions, they have a better than 95 percent chance of making the playoffs and an 18 percent chance of winning the World Series. Following in the footsteps of the Cubs, the Astros have gone from league laughingstocks to a championship frontrunner in remarkably little time. The team that Sports Illustrated declared back in 2014 would become the 2017 World Champions looks primed to fulfill that prophecy.
It’s been a season of streaks for the Ohio State women’s volleyball team: the Buckeyes won 13 straight to kick off the season, then lost eight in a row. Now OSU has won two straight and is hoping to build on its current streak.OSU got back to its winning ways Friday in impressive fashion. The Buckeyes swept Indiana at St. John Arena, marking their first three-set victory of Big Ten play. The next night, OSU notched another victory, topping No. 14 Purdue, 3-1.“Our confidence level has been renewed and supported, but I’m not going to sit here and say it’s high,” sophomore outside hitter Katie Mitchell said after beating the Boilermakers Saturday. “We know we still have a lot to work on.”Regardless of work left to do, freshman middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe said the pair of wins can be a difference-maker for her team going forward.“It feels like we’re right where we want to be honestly,” she said. “I think that this is going to be the turning point for us — this is just a lot of motivation for us going forward.”Mitchell, who sparked the Buckeyes with 10 kills off the bench against Purdue, said her team was ready from the outset.“Firing from all cylinders, ready to go,” she said. “Everyone’s on top, not only the front row, but the back row — everyone’s working together.”Coach Geoff Carlston praised Mitchell’s play: “It was huge, it was absolutely huge.”Mitchell’s career high in kills was good for fourth on the team, as senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary led the Buckeyes with 18 kills while Sandbothe and freshman outside hitter Kylie Randall each added 12.Junior setter Taylor Sherwin tallied 48 assists and a service ace against the Boilermakers, despite dealing with an illness the night before against Indiana. Against the Hoosiers, she recorded 30 assists and a service ace.“Taylor Sherwin is sick as a dog, we didn’t even think she was going to play today,” Carlston said after the sweep of the Hoosiers. “If we would’ve played another set, I don’t think she could’ve played.”In the streak-breaking victory against Indiana, Leary tallied 19 kills while Sandbothe chipped in with 14.“(Sandbothe) played really aggressive tonight,” Carlston said. “She’s got a toughness and a swag about her, and I thought she played excellent and showed that.”That aggressiveness paid off as the freshman picked up a kill to close out the sweep for her team’s first win in more than a month.“It’s huge to get that last kill, and it just feels so good and it feels so right for us right now,” Sandbothe said.Leary said the wins were about the team, and not about any individual’s success.“It was just a great team win,” she said. “Our passes were on and our defense was on. (Sherwin) did a great job of finding all of us hitters.”With the sweet taste of victory in their mouths, the Buckeyes will have some time to rest before their next match. OSU is scheduled to travel to Minneapolis, Minn., for a match against No. 11 Minnesota, Friday, before traveling to Madison, Wis., for a faceoff with No. 14 Wisconsin Sunday.
EXACT FIGURES ARE still disputed but the Great War got its name as the fight in Europe became “unusually and comparatively large”, to use a dictionary reference of ‘great’.About 9 million men died, up to 70,000 of them Irish.This week marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the bloodshed, which dragged on for more than four years and involved countries across the globe.These images, collected by Press Association Images to mark the centenary, highlight the terrible – and ultimate – cost of the war.
Stay on target Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsSwatting Attack Targets Fortnite World Champion Fortnite is so big that we’re frankly bored of reperating how big it is. Epic constantly cranks away at the battle royale to make sure it makes all the money in the world, but what if they’ve already achieved that goal? What’s next? Well the latest event may give us the answer. With its Borderlands crossover Fortnite uses its lofty perch to just straight-up promote other video games now.Fortnite X Mayhem is a new limited challenge included in Season X. In this Borderlands mashup players travel to a Rift Zone based on Pandora, the primary planet of Gearbox’s loot shooter. In Pandora you can spawn if a shield if you avoid getting hit. And you can get gear based on sassy robot Claptrap and the Psycho mascot.Fortnite x Borderlands makes a certain amount of sense. Both shooters share a colorful irreverent tone, even if Borderlands pushes things towards M-rated Deadpool territory. But it’s the business potential that’s most interesting to us. Previous Fortnite crossovers advertised big movies like Avengers: Endgame and John Wick 3 right before they released. Advertising a big game though to an audience that already cares about game is something else entirely. Plus Borderlands 3 runs on Epic’s Unreal Engine and is an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC. Reminds us of the time PUBG included Uncharted skins for its PS4 release.Fortnite X Mayhem begins September 10. Borderlands 3 releases on September 13. But no matter what game you play, we just hope we don’t need to see any more of Randy Pitchford’s magic tricks. For more on Fortnite learn about the first Fortnite world champion get angry about the overpowered robot suits.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, September 7, 2019:IMPORTANT NOTICE: Wilmington Flea Market POSTPONED To October 19Mother nature has forced the postponement of the Annual Flea Market organized by the Wilmington Sons of Italy and Wilmington High School Band Parents Association.Originally scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019, the event has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8am to 3pm, in the Town Common Parking Lot, next to the Fourth of July Building. Learn more HERE.#1) Town Yardwaste Center OpenThe Town’s Yardwaste Center is open from 9am to 4pm. Residents need to purchase a punch-card for $15 in order to enter the yardwaste center. Punch-cards are available for purchase through the Collector’s Office at Town Hall and will allow up to 5 vehicle trips to the Yardwaste Center per card. NO GRASS CLIPPINGS OR STUMPS ARE ACCEPTED. Commercial vehicles are not allowed. Make sure to bring photo identification to show you are a Wilmington resident.#2) State Rep. Ken Gordon’s Office Hours At As Good As It GetsState Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford), who represents Precinct 3 in Wilmington as well as all of Burlington and Bedford, will host office hours from noon to 1pm at As Good As It Gets (35 Lowell Street) in Wilmington. Gordon will be available to answer questions and to listen to concerns and ideas from constituents of the district. To reach the representative directly, please call his State House office phone number, (617) 722-2017, or send an email to Kenneth.Gordon@mahouse.gov.#3) Fiction Critique Group At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a meeting of its Fiction Critique Group at 9:15am. Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras. Register HERE.#4) SAT Practice Test At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a SAT Practice Test for students in Grades 10-12 at 12:30pm. Practice the SAT for free! Students take the entire 3 hour and 50 minute test allowing an extra 25 minutes for breaks, and then receive their results courtesy of The Princeton Review. Please bring pencils, erasers and a scientific calculator. Learn more and register HERE.#5) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 10, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, September 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
In the campaign for the U.S. Senate, the Republican primary has taken a turn for the negative. Dan Sullivan has sent mailers to voters in Anchorage and Fairbanks bashing rival Republican Mead Treadwell.Download AudioThe flyers say Treadwell is a hypocrite because he criticizes the Obama stimulus bill but previously owned a million-dollar stake in a Baltimore-based company that won stimulus contracts.Sullivan campaign spokesman Mike Anderson says Treadwell attacked first.“The final straw for us occurred last month at the debate in Homer, when Mead used the same false attacks that Mark Begich and his liberal allies have been spouting on the airwaves,” Anderson said in a written statement.At that debate, Treadwell said Sen. Mark Begich could win re-election if Sullivan wins the primary, because Begich had “successfully tagged” Sullivan as a “carpet-bagger.” Treadwell also told the Homer audience Alaskans are concerned about Sullivan’s lack of experience and his support for HB77, an unpopular bill to speed natural resource permitting.“Quite frankly, once Treadwell started using the Democrats’ playbook, Dan had no choice but to respond,” Anderson said.The mailers Sullivan sent say Treadwell benefitted from stimulus money through his stake in a Baltimore company called Ellicott Dredges. The company received nearly $6 million in stimulus funds. Treadwell was a board member of the company until 2009, when he resigned and sold most of his stock. CEO Peter Bowe says the allegation against Treadwell is off-base because most of the stimulus money — $4 million — was for a dredge the government bought, and Ellicott didn’t get that award until mid-2010, after Treadwell resigned from the board. The company also got nearly $2 million in stimulus funds as a grant to upgrade machinery in 2009, while Treadwell was on the board, Bowe says. He says that was a management decision and Treadwell had objected to the federal spending.Treadwell, in his candidate disclosure statement, say he still owns shares in Ellicott worth over $100,000 (up to $250,000) and receives dividends of at least $15,000. He remains on an advisory board for the company, for which he was paid more than $3,000. Bowe, the CEO, was Treadwell’s roommate at Yale and has contributed to his campaign.
One of the Fairbanks Four, Marvin Roberts outside the Fairbanks court house in 2015. (Dan Bross / KUAC)A judge will decide whether a federal civil rights suit filed against the city of Fairbanks can proceed. Four Native men, known as the Fairbanks Four, allege racial bias driven police misconduct, including coercion of false confessions and fabrication of evidence, lead to their being wrongfully convicted of a 1997 murder. The civil suit is the latest development in an unresolved case that continues to haunt the community.Listen nowNew evidence heard in 2015 pointed to alternative suspects in the 1997 beating death of Fairbanks teenager John Hartman, but exoneration of the Fairbanks Four, long jailed for the murder, hinged on a slow legal process, and the men opted to settle with the state and city. The agreement vacated the convictions of George Frese, Kevin Pease, Eugene Vent and Marvin Roberts, but also barred them from suing for damages, a stipulation they’re now challenging in federal court.Fairbanks Four attorney Mike Kramer says the men had little choice but to go along with the December 17th 2015 settlement.“This is an involuntary agreement, thrust upon three men who’d been incarcerated for an excess of 72 years, wrongfully, that wanted to get out for Christmas,” Kramer said. “Of course, Marvin Roberts was out on parole, but the other three depended on him signing this agreement as well. It was an all or nothing.”Kramer says the Supreme Court only allows such agreements under strict guidelines.”And that is essentially whether the agreement was voluntary and whether it serves the public interest,” Kramer said.Kramer maintains the Fairbanks Four release agreement does not serve the public interest, especially from the city’s perspective.”If the city really believed that these guys were murderers, it’s hard to imagine how public policy can be served to set murderers free, in exchange for them to cover up official misconduct, or not bring claims alleging official misconduct,” Kramer said.Kramer says the case is unique in that others challenging such agreements have involved lesser crimes.City attorneys have requested the case be dismissed. Their motion maintains the Fairbanks Four voluntarily agreed to the settlement, an agreement they’re using to show they were wrongly convicted, and at the same time challenging in court. City attorneys declined to comment, or did not reply to requests for comment, but their motion says damage suits require an official finding of innocence, something the settlement does not provide.The Fairbanks Four legal team filed a response to the city’s motion to dismiss the case July 2nd. The city has until August 6th to reply, after which the judge can set up a time to hear arguments on the dismissal motion.The Hartman murder remains unsolved. No physical evidence has linked anyone to the crime, and none of the alternative suspects pointed to in the 2015 hearing have been charged.
AME Bishop Reginald T. Jackson and other Black Methodist clergy join in the fight against racism. (Courtesy Photo)The leaders of three Black-based Methodist denominations based in the District announced recently that they are joining forces to fight racism and encourage fairness for all Americans.On Sept. 2, Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, chair of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Social Action Commission; Dr. Staccato Powell and Senior Bishop George Battle of the AME Zion Church; and Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Bishop Lawrence Reddick, along with other clergy and public figures, called on the country to confront and take action against unfair racial practices. Jackson said the killings of nine Blacks at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina in June encouraged the Black Methodist denominations to work together on this issue.“Racism, hatred, and discrimination will not end solely because of executive and legislative action,” Jackson said. “They are problems of the heart and mind, they are sinful and ending them will require confession, repentance, and commitment. In other words it will require divine intervention.Jackson said destroying racism can’t be done by people of color alone. “We need God’s help,” he said.It was racism in the White Methodist Episcopal denomination in 1794 that led Richard Allen, a Black clergyman, and other African Americans, to create the AME denomination and form Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia on July 29 of that year. Black members of the Methodist Episcopal denomination, looking to determine their own destiny, formed the AME Zion Church in New York City in 1821.The CME started in 1870 in Jackson, Tennessee, by African-American ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, who wanted to maintain control of their own congregations. In 1968 The Methodist Episcopal Church evolved into the United Methodist Church, and is still, according to 2008 statistics, 87 to 90 percent White.Powell said it is time America faces up to its legacy of racism. “We see it in every area of American life, yet the nation continues to be in denial about it,” he said. “Racism by Blacks is just as sinful and wrong as racism by Whites, and we must destroy it no matter whom or wherever it is.”Rev. Dr. Staccato Powell, pastor of Grace AME Zion Church in Raleigh, N.C. (Courtesy Photo)D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) attended the press conference and commended the Black Methodist leaders for joining the fight for racial equality. “I am speaking on behalf of the 43 members of the Congressional Black Caucus to say that we are with you,” Norton said.Norton said much needs to be done on behalf of racial equity. She quoted statistics, indicating the poverty rate for Blacks is more than 30 times that of Whites, that the Black median income is $34,000 while the White median income is $58,000, and that Black college graduate unemployment rate is 5.2 percent while the White unemployment rate is at 2.9 percent.The Black Methodists action agenda encompasses criminal justice system reform, improving educational opportunities for Black students, economic justice for people of color, gun reform in the form of gun control instead of gun rights, and voting rights for all eligible Americans. The Black Methodists want leaders of Congress, governors, and state legislative bodies to look at their agenda and move positively to enact their concerns into law. To hone that message, the Black Methodists encouraged ministers of all denominations to designate Sept. 6 as “Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday.”In November, the Black Methodists will host a Presidential Justice Forum at AME-managed Allen University in South Carolina for the 2016 presidential candidates to discuss criminal justice issues.
Kolkata: Following the carcass meat case that has already triggered a flutter in the state, various medical colleges and hospitals in the city have decided not to serve chicken among the patients as a precautionary measure.Most of the medical college and hospital authorities in the city have issued instructions to keep chicken out of the menu, in view of the rotten meat row. It has been learnt that top medical colleges in the city, including the multi super-speciality SSKM and the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, have decided not to serve chicken among the patients, as it might create confusion among them. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to sources, patients in the government hospitals or medical colleges get chicken once or twice a week. But for the last few days, the hospital authorities have asked the catering companies to not provide chicken to the patients, until the dead meat debacle gets sorted. Instead of chicken, the patients are getting fish or egg curry, depending on their choice.It may be mentioned here that in SSKM Hospital, patients get chicken once in a week during lunch. If any patient is willing to have vegetarian dishes, they can easily opt for them. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to a senior official of SSKM, ever since the matter came to light, there has been an impact of the incident on the patients as well. Many patients have also become unwilling to have chicken. “There is no point in serving chicken at a time when a huge amount of rotten meat has been recovered from various parts of the state and the matter is still under investigation,” he said.The other list of food items on offer remains unchanged. Like usual, the patients are getting milk, bread and banana for breakfast. On some days of the week, the patients the getting vegetable dishes, while on the other days they can opt for fish or egg. A senior official of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital said that the revised menu will continue till further order issued in this regard.
“I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.” – Carrie Bradshaw Fashionistas in town had a lovely time recently as they could feast their eyes upon a fabulous new collection launched. There could not be more perfect timing to launch the New Spring Summer Collection at Agashe, this year marking the celebration of their one year anniversary. They launched yet another fabulous spring summer collection with select prêt designers, new and old. Sheena Agarwal the owner and curator of Agashe is an image consultant and offers her expert guidance based on the look one aims. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThey launched yet another fabulous spring summer collection with select prêt designers, new and old. Sheena Agarwal the owner and curator of Agashe is an image consultant and offers her expert guidance based on the look one aims.Agashe is an up market, multi designer Fashion and lifestyle store that offers both tradition and style infused with a breathe of modernity. The store hosts and offers over 60 of India’s luxury prêt fashion designers with varied options ranging from Rs 5,000 to 50,000. Agashe offers both Western as well as Indian garments, and accessories for fashion enthusiasts under one roof. This is the perfect spot for all avid shoppers to stop by browse and pick from the latest collections of designers like Pallavi Mohan, GARO, HUEMN, Urvashi Joneja, Duett Luxury, Fadh.K, Sumaan Natwani, and many others. Recently they unveiled their Spring Summer line (SS’17) with the fashion show as it celebrated the first year anniversary. Some of the city’s famous and stylish diva’s like Dimple Fouzdar, Sanjana Thandani, Rachna Sandhu, Lupita Saluja, Mallika Jain were part of the celebration. Shopaholics who like to keep themselves updated about the current fashion and trends would find good company in here surrounded by the latest designs in the SS’17 collection. The pret store in MG road, Gurgaon has launched about 30 new designers’ Spring Summer collection.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L New Zealand is joining the fight to create more stringent rules for tourist ships visiting Antarctica, officials saying such rules are needed to prevent a disaster.New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully told reporters this week that he believed there would be a serious maritime casualty involving a tourist vessel in Antarctica if action was not taken.He added that there could be a humanitarian and environmental disaster, pointing to the Canadian-owned Explorer which sank in 2007 after it hit an iceberg.McCully conveyed this message to delegates last week in Wellington during a three-day meeting which welcomed 80 experts from the 47 Antarctic Treaty countries.”We were lucky. No one was lost in that incident, but the fact that there have not been more serious consequences owes more to good luck than good management,” he said in a speech.”Clearly, we are on borrowed time.”The meeting was aimed at developing new regulations for tourist ships including recommendations on the types of ships that can be used in Antarctic waters and whether the use of heavy fuel oil should be banned. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/1e711/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=132&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=ada84479″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>
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