Facebook “My ears were popping and I didn’t do the equalizing thing with your nose and then I couldn’t do it because they had to shoot me,” she explained. “I had to find a way to act normal and not look like I was dying down there. This is me being artistic, not drowning.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Alessia Cara worried she would slip unconscious while diving underwater in the music video for her new single, “Growing Pains”.The Canadian pop star recently spoke to the Herald Sun about the “very scary” experience she had filming a scene while suspended five metres underwater. The dramatic shot appears at the end of the new video. Twitter
TORONTO — Plans for a high tech Toronto community led by an Alphabet Inc.-backed entity should be scrapped, say politicians and prominent Canadian business and technology leaders.In the wake of a leaked report last week that revealed Sidewalk Labs’ interest in laying claim to developer fees and taxes usually routed to the city in exchange for funding Toronto’s waterfront transit, longtime critics of the project said it is time to revisit whether the project should continue to move forward.The project — a partnership with Waterfront Toronto that hopes to bring affordable housing, heated sidewalks, raincoats for buildings and autonomous vehicle infrastructure to 12 acres of the city’s waterfront known as Quayside — has been mired in controversy since Sidewalk won a contract in 2017.In addition to funding a light rail transit line, the latest round of ideas floated by Sidewalk includes plans to provide infrastructure to a waterfront area bigger than, but surrounding, Quayside.City councillor Gord Perks, who represents the west-end Parkdale-High Park neighbourhood, has long fretted about Sidewalk’s data privacy policies, lack of transparency and desires around solid waste and transportation, but considered Thursday’s revelations around it wanting to fund a light rail transit line a “confirmation of our worst fears.”“The three governments who are involved should halt the process with Google and go to the public and say we have an area of land as big as the downtown, what would you like to do?” he told The Canadian Press.“Based on that we should figure out what pieces need to be developed publicly and which pieces involve the private sector.”Perks was adamant that he would not support Sidewalk’s light rail transit plan and said “rather than wasting time chasing after a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow, we should get on and do what we know does work: build it with public dollars.”Despite the criticisms, Sidewalk spokesperson Keerthana Rang said in an email to The Canadian Press that the company is still “excited” about the project, which she said “will be up to residents, Waterfront Toronto and all three levels of government to decide if it should go forward.”“Unfortunately, there are some who have never been open to exploring what a partnership between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs might make possible on the waterfront, and so this is not particularly surprising,” she said.Waterfront Toronto spokesperson Andrew Tumilty wrote in an email that his organization “values all points of views from the community and remains committed to a full evaluation of Sidewalk Labs’ proposal when it is received.”An Ontario government source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told The Canadian Press previously that the scope of Sidewalk’s ideas was “concerning” and said “As it is written, there is no way our government would sign off on that plan.”Among those who were calling for the project’s cancellation Monday was Bianca Wylie, the co-founder of the advocacy group Tech Reset Canada, who has long been advocating for the project to end.“It should absolutely be shut down, but the reason for that isn’t what was in the plan. It’s the process,” she said. “There has been inadequate transparency from the very beginning.”Despite Sidewalk hosting several meetings to collect public feedback, Wylie has long worried about the company being secretive with its plans — its transit ideas were only shared after slide decks containing the concepts were leaked to media — and is concerned about the breadth of topics Sidewalk has been lobbying all three levels of government on.The Canadian Press found at least 32 lobbyist registration records for the company at the City of Toronto, where Sidewalk staff as prominent as chief executive officer Dan Doctoroff have registered to lobby on everything from transportation to public health.Records show the company has registered at least 40 people to lobby the province and eight, including Doctoroff, to lobby the federal government on similar matters. Federal records show Sidewalk’s lobbyists have aimed their efforts at a broad swath of departments including the prime minister’s office and the treasury board.“Nobody asked for an omnibus proposal of putting a vendor in a place where they could influence all kinds of different things in a neighbourhood,” said Wylie. “There is no reason for anyone to have any trust in this project.”Developer Julie Di Lorenzo, who resigned from the Waterfront Toronto board over the project, also cast aspersions on the integrity of the project and its future.“They are trying again to act like a master developer of hundreds of acres of lands that belong to The City of Toronto and its residents. Its outrageous,” she told The Canadian Press.“Those monies belong to our democratically elected governments and property owners. Every time Sidewalk shows us a map, the land area they ‘need’ gets bigger.”
Sweltering Britain is soaring towards what could be the hottest day ever, as trains are delayed to prevent tracks from buckling in the heat and reservoirs run dry. The Met Office said Friday could be the UK’s warmest July day as temperatures are expected to rise to at least 37C (98.6F), with the possibility the all-time heat record of 38.5C (101.3F) will be broken. But thunderstorms are expected to provide slight relief from the scorching heatwave. After weeks without rain, torrential downpours are due to hit parts of Britain from Friday afternoon, with as much as 30mm (1.2in) expected to fall in just an hour. 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. With a chance of hail and strong winds alongside the torrential downpours, the temperature…
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IRISH PEOPLE AND tourists are clearly very interested in the country’s past, as the 2013 visitor numbers for the Little Museum of Dublin show.While in 2012 a total 24,248 people passed through its doors, that jumped by 114 per cent to 51,783 in 2013.GobsmackedTrevor White of the museum told TheJournal.ie: “We are slightly gobsmacked that the figures are that high. We had an extraordinary few months – December and November were just way way higher than we thought they’d be.”The three days between Christmas and New Year were some of its busiest last year. “It speaks to the interest that Dubliners have in their history,” said White.The museum is filled with items that members of the public donated themselves. “For many people, it’s a trip down memory lane,” said White, adding that they find many visitors have been recommended to go there by friends or family.“A lot of people might be in tears, moved by the experience,” he added, saying that running the museum is “a huge privilege”.White said that “the fact that the people in Dublin have taken ownership of this place in a way, that is gobsmacking”, and that there has been massive interest across a range of age groups.Its newest exhibition – a collection of photographs of Dublin, taken on vivid colour Kodachrome film by a tourist called Charles Cushman in 1961 – went on show today.“They are extraordinary photos that have never been exhibited here before,” said White.Also in 2014, to mark the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf the Little Museum is working with contemporary artist Fergal McCarthy. “We have lots of exciting plans,” said White of the year ahead.The museum is housed in a building owned by its primary patron, Dublin City Council, and it recently achieved charity status. It opened in 2011 and White said that a huge amount of the footfall is due to word of mouth.ExhibitionsCurator Simon O’Connor said that their temporary exhibitions in particular have drawn in the crowds. “It’s a very difficult time for cultural institutions,” he pointed out. “A very important part for local visitors was that what we were doing was changing all the time.”One of the four temporary exhibitions – there is also one permanent exhibition – was of early U2 photographs, which proved to be incredibly popular; another was photos of Dublin street style, and a further exhibit was of photographs from during the 1913 Lockout.The focus at the Little Museum is social history, a look at “what’s going on behind the scenes for regular people” rather than solely the broader political narrative. “We want to be popular, not necessarily populist,” said O’Connor.“To create that emotional response and that personal response to what we’re doing. Our goal is to encourage an interest in the city and really be a place that fosters civic pride and civic awareness.”The Little Museum of Dublin is housed in a landmark Georgian building overlooking St Stephen’s Green. Admission costs €6 and the museum is open seven days a week. Find out more at www.littlemuseum.ieRead: Exhibition brings Irish emigration stories to life>Read: Marriage, flags and secret phones… what was left after JFK visited Ireland>
INVESTIGATIONS BY THE Criminal Assets Bureau led to an extra €6.5 million in the Exchequer’s pockets in 2011.The agency’s 16th annual report was published today, highlighting its continuing efforts to recoup monies for the taxpayer.“These investigations are targeted and intelligence led, and utilise a multi-agency approach,” Commissioner Martin Callinan said, while welcoming the report. “CAB, along with all other units within An Garda Síochána, will continue to liaise with their international partners and develop relationships with same.”He continued: “The important and pioneering work carried out by CAB continues to lead the way in the dismantling of criminal networks, and the recouping of money for the Central Exchequer.”On publishing the document, Justice Minister Alan Shatter said he continues to be determined that “everything possible is done to ensure that assets derived from criminal conduct are targeted and lawfully confiscated by the State”.During 2011, the Bureau returned €2.7 million arising from the proceeds of crime actions returned to the Exchequer. Taxes and interest collected was about €3.8 million.Social welfare savings amounted to €616,500 with more than €454,000 recovered.During 2011, the Bureau obtained interim orders under Proceeds of Crime legislation of over €5.3 million and interlocutory orders (final restraint orders) to the value of €7.1 million.Victims of human trafficking gang rescued from Belfast brothels
Syndrome de Cushing : symptômes, traitement, diagnostic, de quoi s’agit-il ?Le syndrome de Cushing se caractérise par un ensemble de signes et de symptômes dus à un excès de cortisol dans l’organisme. C’est une maladie rare qui touche environ 130 personnes par an en France. Définition : qu’est ce que le syndrome de Cushing ?Le syndrome de Cushing est dû à une production excessive de cortisol. On parle de syndrome de Cushing lorsqu’une personne présente une association de symptômes et de signes cliniques qui sont dus à un excès d’hormones à action glucocorticoïde.Assez rare, le syndrome de Cushing survient généralement entre 20 et 40 ans et touche plus souvent les femmes que les hommes. Origine du syndrome de CushingIl existe deux types d’hormones à action glucocorticoïde. L’une, qui se trouve naturellement dans notre organisme et qui se nomme le cortisol, est sécrétée par les deux surrénales. L’autre est une hormone synthétique appelée aussi “corticoïdes de synthèse” qui est prescrite sous forme de médicaments pour son effet anti-inflammatoire. On parle de syndrome de Cushing endogène lorsque le cortisol est sécrété en excès par les surrénales et de syndrome de Cushing exogène ou iatrogène lorsqu’il apparaît suite à la prise de médicaments.Symptômes du syndrome de CushingLe syndrome de Cushing associe différents symptômes qui peuvent s’installer progressivement et s’aggraver au fil des mois et des ans. Les signes les plus évocateurs d’un syndrome de Cushing sont : – Une prise de poids au niveau du visage et du haut du corps – Un visage bouffi et rouge- Une hypertension artérielle- Un excès de pilosité chez les femmes- Une fragilité de la peau (bleus, hématomes, vergetures)- Des cycles menstruels irréguliers- De la fatigueCauses du syndrome de CushingLe syndrome de Cushing peut être provoqué par des médicaments (les corticoïdes de synthèse) ou par une tumeur. Il peut s’agir d’une tumeur dans la glande surrénale qui fabrique trop de cortisol ou une tumeur située dans la glande hypophyse. À lire aussiACC (anticoagulants circulants) : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?Certaines tumeurs de l’hypophyse entraînent en effet une surproduction d’une autre hormone, l’ ACTH ou hormone corticotrope, et conduisent les glandes surrénales à produire trop de cortisol. On l’appelle alors “maladie de Cushing”.Traitement du syndrome de CushingLe syndrome de Cushing se soigne dans la majorité des cas par une intervention chirurgicale. Il s’agit de retirer la tumeur pour réduire la surproduction de cortisol ou d’enlever la surrénale malade. La radiothérapie et la chimiothérapie peuvent également être utilisées en cas de tumeur. Le 5 décembre 2016 à 12:30 • Emmanuel Perrin
The Internazionale Milan forward is expected to live the Italian Lega Serie A club after he comes back from a one-year loan at Santos in January22-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Barbosa was acquired by Internazionale Milan in 2016 from Santos.But after only playing nine matches, he was loaned to Portugal’s Benfica and then to Brazil’s Santos.And when he comes back from Brazil he’s expected to leave Inter.Now Brazillian footballer Lincoln’s agent claims the best thing his client can do it be swapped for Barbosa.Report: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“I think Lincoln’s ready to play in Europe,” he was quoted by Football Italia.“For top players, it’s always better to move as soon as possible so they can adapt quickly to elite football culture quickly. His clause? €50m.”“Swap with Gabigol? It would be a great deal for everyone. Gabigol is a great forward and for Flamengo, who want to be the best team in South America, he would be an excellent player, precisely because of his maturity,” he added.“However, it’d also be excellent for Inter because his investment would turn into an element with the same great qualities.”
44 Photos Share your voice Preview • 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: One-third of a fun crossover Hybrids Crossovers Review • 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Charming, but not charmed Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US Geneva Motor Show 2019 Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mitsubishi 0 2019 Lexus LC 500h review: Take ‘er easy Post a comment Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Mitsubishi Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh More about 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Enlarge ImageThe crossover’s design is reminiscent of the earlier GT-PHEV concept. Mitsubishi Mitsubishi’s weirdly named and weirdly styled crossover concept made its official debut Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show. Called the Engelberg Tourer, the new model appears to be inspired by the look of Mitsubishi’s GT-PHEV concept.With a boxy shape, an enormous grille and vertically stacked lights on either side of the nose, the Engelberg Tourer makes a strong first impression. It has massive show-car wheels and additional lights atop the roof, as well as a forward-sloped D-pillar. As for functionality, the Engelberg Tourer has skid plates front and rear and an opening roof box up top.The crossover’s name comes from a Swiss ski resort, and fittingly the Mitsubishi is thus pitched as an active-lifestyle vehicle. It “encourages family and friends to go further together,” the company says, and offers plentiful cargo room. There are three rows of seats inside to make transporting said family and friends possible.Enlarge ImageThe concept has a plug-in-hybrid powertrain good for 43 miles of all-electric driving. Mitsubishi Power comes from a plug-in hybrid system with up to 43 miles of all-electric range, with twin electric motors and a 2.4-liter gasoline engine. To improve handling, the Mitsubishi uses Active Yaw Control and brake-based Super All-Wheel Control to fine-tune how much power goes to each wheel. There are not, however, any specifics on the car’s power ratings or battery capacities.We wouldn’t be surprised to see elements of the Engelberg Tourer’s design in future Mitsubishi crossovers. And given the success of the existing Outlander PHEV, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to imagine that such a model might use a plug-in hybrid powertrain like this concept, too. Tags 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: A plug-in SUV that lacks appeal • 2020 Mitsubishi ASX debuts sharper style for Geneva Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard reading • Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept is a boxy plug-in hybrid crossover See All More From Roadshow 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 first drive: A more athletic grand tourer
Hundreds of emergency workers and volunteers joined in a mass casualty exercise in Palmer over the weekend. The simulated train – school bus wreck tested the abilities of all public safety personnel in the Matanuska Susitna Borough.Mat Su emergency responders attend to “victims” of a school bus wreck at Alaska shield exercises in Palmer on Saturday (Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage)The simulated emergency call came in at 1:45 pm on a Saturday. An Alaska Railroad train, hauling Princess cars full of tourists, had just t-boned a school bus full of kids. It was all fake, of course, but emergency personnel from Palmer police and fire department sprang into action as if it was actually happeningA convoy of official vehicles.. ambulances, fire trucks, haz-mat response, even a Borough communications van showed up within minutes at the site just off the Glenn Highway.Passengers staggered off the train’s passenger cars, clutching bloodied head wounds that looked remarkably real thanks to some behind the scenes makeup artistA women knelt weeping over a mannequin…. representing a deceased wreck victim.. as an Alaska National Guard helicopter circled overhead, preparing to land at the Alaska State Fairgrounds.But for a few mannequins scattered around the grass, all the “victims” were played by live people, even the dead body hauled out of the bus in a body bag.Medics hovered over the “injured”, administering life-saving triage in the field, until the “victim” could be transported to a hospital.Bill Gamble, the Borough’s Emergency Services director, says the scenario involved as many contingencies as possible.“It’s actually a statewide exercise that is going on, and they are held every two years. This year what we are simulating is a cyber-terrorist attack that has affected our utilities and our communications systems. And it actually caused a problem here on the railroad tracks and what we had here is a train versus bus accident is what we are simulating, that caused a haz-mat spill.”“Injured”. Are taken off an Alaska rr train during. Alaska shield exercises in Palmer on Saturday (Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage)Gamble says Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson sent a haz-mat team to respond to the simulated toxic spill. The two day exercise started at the Borough planning table, although it incorporates all manner of response personnel, including the Department of Homeland Security.“We are coordinating with state agencies, military agencies, law enforcement agencies. We are all working on this together, so it is really a time for us to practice our coordination skills and how we coordinate and work with each other. ”The simulated cyber attack theoretically shut down computers in all Mat Su communities including Chickaloon Village. The exercise included four school evacuations, involved local hospitals and even brought in amateur radio operators. The exercise tests emergency responders capability in a number of core areas.
UA Board of Regents chair John Davies (left) and UA President Jim Johnsen at the July 30, 2019 UA Board of Regents meeting (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage) Johnsen says he hopes the efforts to transition the University of Alaska from three separately accredited universities to one will allow for big savings. The vote was 10-0 in favor of ending financial exigency. Regent Sheri Buretta was absent. “The material circumstances that were on the ground when the board declared exigency are markedly different material circumstances that we face today. You know, from a $136 million reduction in one year to $25 million in one year.” The University of Alaska Board of Regents unanimously approved a motion to end financial exigency. The vote overturns a declaration that allowed for quickly eliminating academic programs and firing faculty, even those with tenure. The governor changed course last week when he signed an agreement with Board chair John Davies. This agreement outlined a three-year plan for cuts instead of one. It also halved the total amount of cuts to $70 million. UA President Jim Johnsen, who recommended the new motion to the board, says that a recent change to university funding from the state was a big factor. The board of regents declared exigency in July when faced with an unprecedented budget cut of $136 million from Governor Dunleavy. While cuts to administration and adjunct faculty have occurred this summer, Johnsen says no faculty had been laid off due to exigency. “We’re working hard now on a plan that the Board of Regents directed us to prepare that they’ll be considering at their meeting September 12 and 13. And that plan would involve substantial administrative cost reduction across the University system and also reduction in the number of duplicative academic units across the university system.”
Keeping up with the fad of ever changing fashion is not something many can do, and hosting a fashion weekend just adds onto the task. The Ambience Group has crafted some of the most exciting, enduring and profitable shopping and leisure destinations in the NCR. Lifestyle, leisure, shopping and entertainment make them the perfect destination for any urban Indian, housing International brands like Marks & Spencer, H&M, The collective, Thomas Pink, Gap and many more. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBeing a pioneer in an ever-evolving retail industry, Arjun Singh Gehlot and Shahista Gehlot have outdone themselves by introducing and launching yet another property titled ‘The Ambience Fashion Weekend- 2016’- conceptualized and hosted by them. A two-day extravaganza took fashion and retail to the next level. The first day, November 4 witnessed, as promised a glamorous opening with the crème da la crème of fashion and retail in attendance at the fashion weekend. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive‘The Ambience Fashion Weekend’, began with a bang! The Fashion show opened with brands like Marks & Spencer, Scullers, United Colors of Benetton, Creyate, Fab India, Gems, Satya Paul, Trends and was choreographed and presented by fashion guru – Prasad Bidapa. Latest trends of high-fashion were displayed by international retail giants and popular Indian brands.Adding glitz and glamour to this night dedicated to Fashion- Barfi and Mein tera Hero famed Bollywood actor Ileana D’Cruz walked the ramp as the showstopper and looked stunning in a Marks & Spencer outfit. The exclusive fashion presentation saw the who’s who of the fashion circuit of Delhi, fashion and lifestyle bloggers, celebrities, designers and imminent personalities from the retail industry.
Kolkata: Sumaita Laisa of Usha Martin School in Shimuldhabi under Gajole police station area in Malda has topped from the state in the CBSE Class X examination, the results of which were declared on Monday. Laisa scored 99.4 percent marks, bagging 497 out of 500.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated the students of the state. “Congratulations to all students who excelled and those who passed the CBSE exams. Good wishes to your parents and good luck for all your future endeavours,” she tweeted. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”I had expected 95 to 96 percent marks but 99.4 percent came as a surprise for me. I want to be a doctor so I will take up Biology in my higher studies,” Laisa said. The schools in Kolkata affiliated to the CBSE board also fared well, with South Point High School emerging at the top with Suchana Haldar scoring 496 out of 500. However, Saumodip Das of Khalsa Model High School in Dunlop scored the same marks as Suchana. “I want to study Chemistry in my higher education. The support from my parents and my school has contributed to my success. I was confident of scoring high marks but 99.2 percent has come as a surprise,” Saumodip said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHis father Amarnath Das, who works in an MNC, said that he studied six to seven hours daily and would never keep any school assignment pending. “He has been topping the school right from nursery,” Das added. Suchana wants to become a doctor like his father. “The credit goes to my parents who devoted calculative time despite their busy schedule. I had a single private tutor,” she said. Her father D K Halder, who is an ENT specialist at Panihati State General Hospital, said: “I have twins studying in South Point. My son Saswata also got 95 percent marks. He has also taken Bio-Science in higher secondary level like my daughter. They both are very good in table tennis and have represented their school team in other states and have bagged prizes.” A total of 725 students appeared from South Point High School, out of which 223 scored 95 percent and above. Rounak Roy and Sreyashi Holme Choudhury have both scored 495 out of 500. Abhirup Mistry of Birla Bharati School at Santoshpur located in the southern fringes of the city scored 495 out of 500. Interestingly, Abhirup did not have a single private tutor. “Our teachers have been so cooperative. I cleared doubts if any from them only,” Abhirup said. DPS Ruby Park also performed very well with four of the students bagging more than 98 percent marks. Lokesh Somani of Birla High School emerged as the topper in the school with 98.4 percent, in which 53 got more than 90 percent marks out of 163 students.
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Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . 18:13Accident on A500A500 D Road Northbound partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident at A500 / Shelton New Road Interchange (Stoke Road Interchange).Reported around 18:05. 16:24One lane shut on M6 One lane closed due to broken down car on M6 Southbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of three) is closed. 13:15Local elections 2019: Staffordshire MoorlandsAll 56 seats are up for grabs on Staffordshire Moorlands District Council – and the results are expected to be in by 4pm this afternoon.Follow the results here as they come in.12:22Local elections 2019: Stafford Borough (Image: Joe Burn)Ninety-eight candidates are fighting it out for the 38 seats up for grabs on Stafford Borough Council.The polls were open from 7am until 10pm yesterday before the votes were taken away to be verified and counted today.You can see the results as they come in here.12:02Broken down vehicleOne lane of the M6 is closed due to a broken down vehicle Northbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 (Knutsford). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of four) is closed.11:20Multi-vehicle accident on M6Three lanes of the M6 are currently closed due to a multi vehicle accident.Emergency services are at the scene of the accident which has happened northbound from J12 A5 (Gailey) to J13 A449 (Stafford South).Read more here.10:56A50 partially blockedA50 partially blocked due to a ‘traffic problem’ and queueing traffic at A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot). 10:30Weekend weatherIf you were looking forward to sitting in the garden this weekend you may have to rethink your plans – as this year’s May Day bank holiday could be the coldest since records began. Find out how cold it is going to be here.08:47Accident on A52A52 Ryecroft Eastbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident from A34 Lower Street (Knutton Lane roundabout) to A53 King Street (Jubilee roundabout). 08:27David Attenborough will be in North Staffs today (Image: BBC Pictures)Renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough will be in North Staffordshire today to open a new state-of-the-art science lab.Conservationist Sir David will cut the ribbon on Keele University’s new facility as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations.Read more here.07:49Travel update- A5272 Chell Street busy but moving at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). – Moorland Road / Ford Green Road busy but moving at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout). – Heavy traffic on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). Travel time is four minutes.- A500 D Road Southbound busy but moving before M6 J15. – Queueing traffic on A520 Sandon Road Northbound from B5029 Grindley Lane (Rough Close) to Saracen Way (Meir). – Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank).- A52 Werrington Road Westbound clear before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). – A52 Leek Road in both directions clear at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square).- Heavy traffic on A53 Elder Road around A50 Waterloo Road (Cobridge Traffic Lights). Travel time is four minutes.07:29heavy traffic on the A53Heavy traffic on A53 Elder Road around A50 Waterloo Road (Cobridge Traffic Lights). Travel time is four minutes. 06:49Labour will have the most seats on Stoke-on-Trent City CouncilLabour will have the most seats on Stoke-on-Trent City Council – but no party will have overall control.At 6.30am today, two seats were still waiting to be declared after the polls closed at 10pm last night – including a re-count in Blurton West and Newstead.It means the current state of play is 16 seats for Labour, 13 for the Conservatives, 12 for the City Independents and one non-alligned independent.The Tories only had seven seats before yesterday’s local election.Read the full story here.06:47M6 now fully openAll lanes of the M6 are now open following the earlier broken down vehicle.06:30One lane of M6 closed One lane of the M6 is closed this morning and traffic is slow due to a broken down vehicle on southbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J12 A5 (Gailey).Lane one (of four) is closed. 06:27Today’s weatherA fairly cloudy day, with some showery rain at times, perhaps brightening up a touch later on, especially in the north. 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Sponsored Stories The vital role family plays in society Top Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s Information Ministry has filed a contempt of court complaint against the publisher and 16 editorial employees of a newspaper it is already suing for defamation, an action critics charge is an attempt at intimidation ahead of elections set for later this year.The editor-in-chief of the Daily Eleven newspaper, Wai Phyo, said Friday the ministry accused the newspaper of reporting unfairly on the defamation case. He and three other executives of the newspaper are on trial for defamation after being sued by the ministry over a report alleging irregularities in its purchase of a printing press.Earlier this week, the human rights group Amnesty International accused Myanmar’s government of using threats and harassment to intimidate the media ahead of the polls. The London-based group said efforts to restrict freedom of expression have intensified over the past year, with at least 10 media workers now being held in prison, all of them jailed in the last 12 months.The Daily Eleven, taking advantage of new press freedoms after a military regime was replaced by a civilian elected government in 2011, has published a series of stories on alleged corruption, abuse of power and inefficiency in the judicial system.The new complaint by the Information Ministry’s managing director says the newspaper’s reporting on his testimony in March at the defamation trial could unfairly prejudice the judges in its favor. Disseminating information that could interfere or disturb a trial, or affect its fairness, is punishable by up to six months in jail. Defamation carries a penalty of up to two years in prison. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments Share Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Aung Thein, a prominent lawyer who was charged with contempt of court under military rule, said he could not comprehend how such a large group of people could face contempt charges.“This indicates that the government wants to pressure the media before elections,” he said.Amnesty International said authorities often drag the media through lengthy and costly legal processes, or seek collective punishment in response to one critical story by prosecuting several people from the same outlet to effectively shut it down.The Information Ministry last year sued 11 staff members of the Myanmar Herald weekly journal for printing an article referring to President Thein Sein as a fool.“This is the first time in newspaper history that such a large group of newspaper men were summoned to court,” veteran journalist Khin Maung Lay, who was jailed several times by the military, said about the action against Daily Eleven. “This is done with vengeance and it is a very bad precedent.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top holiday drink recipes Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober
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PASADENA, Calif. – CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson is leaving Washington to take over as the third host of the “CBS This Morning,” pairing with Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell as the replacement for the fired Charlie Rose.It’s a return to the general news roots for Dickerson, a former Time magazine correspondent, but opens a new job on CBS’ Sunday lineup. Dickerson starts at “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday.“I feel like it’s the kind of program that fits in with the journalism I’ve been doing all my life,” Dickerson said on Tuesday.Unlike ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who continues to host ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday along with “Good Morning America” during the week, Dickerson said keeping both jobs wasn’t an option. The preparation for the morning show would take up too much time.“There’s just no way I’d be able to do both,” Dickerson said.The move illustrates the importance of morning programs to network news divisions, where they are the most reliable profit centres. CBS is third behind NBC’s “Today” and “Good Morning America” in viewership but has made steady progress in ratings and reputation since it was launched with Rose, O’Donnell and King six years ago.CBS News President David Rhodes said that he hoped Dickerson’s appointment “underscores to the audience that we’re the serious choice in the morning.”Rose was fired in late November following allegations of sexual misconduct. Dickerson is one of a handful of personalities that CBS has been trying out as substitute hosts since Rose’s exit.The appointment comes a week after NBC’s announcement that Hoda Kotb has replaced Matt Lauer on the competing “Today” show — another job that opened because of a firing due to sexual misconduct charges. That move has paid dividends for NBC, which has passed “Good Morning America” in the ratings since Kotb began filling in for Lauer the day his firing was announced.Similarly, Rhodes said CBS has been able to keep its morning momentum despite the sudden loss of Rose.He said that he’ll be in Washington later this week to begin the process of finding Dickerson’s replacement there. Dickerson is relocating to New York for his new job. by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Jan 9, 2018 8:32 am PDT Last Updated Jan 9, 2018 at 2:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Political Director for CBS News, John Dickerson, participates in the CBS News panel at the CBS Summer TCA Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS News has selected Dickerson as Charlie Rose’s replacement on the “CBS This Morning” program, pairing him with current anchors Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) CBS appoints John Dickerson as Rose’s replacement
RIO DE JANEIRO – Some of Brazil’s most popular musicians called for jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed in a concert Saturday in Rio de Janeiro attended by tens of thousands of people.Da Silva, a leftist ex-president universally known as Lula, was convicted of corruption and money laundering, but his supporters say the sentence was politically motivated.Saturday’s festival in front of Rio’s iconic Lapa Arch featured household names in Brazil like Chico Buarque and other Latin American musicians.Da Silva’s image could be seen everywhere: On shirts, bandanas and masks, while his animated image danced on screens next to the stage. In between sets, supporters broke out into chants of “Free Lula!” as organizers urged them to scream loud enough for da Silva to hear them from the southern city of Curitiba.The former president was jailed there after his corruption conviction was upheld on appeal. He is one of many top politicians and business leaders to get brought down in the so-called “Car Wash” investigation. Launched in 2014, investigators uncovered a colossal corruption scheme in which construction companies used inflated state contracts to kick back millions of dollars to politicians and other officials.Da Silva’s 12-year sentence divided people in Latin America’s largest nation, with his critics celebrating a victory against endemic corruption while supporters argue it amounts to a witch hunt against left-leaning parties and politicians.Despite it all, da Silva remains one of Brazil’s most popular politicians. He is currently leading polls for October’s presidential race.“Lula is the voice of the people,” said Tayna Sena, a 22-year-old law-student who attended the concert. “The elites are scared because even when he’s in jail, he can get more support than any other politician.”It’s unlikely that he gets on the ballot, though that hasn’t stopped him and supporters from campaigning. Brazil’s Clean Slate law prohibits a convict whose appeal has been upheld from running for office.Earlier this month, it briefly looked like da Silva might be freed when a lower court judge repeatedly ordered his release – only to be overruled each time.“An election without Lula would be fraudulent,” said 56-year-old doorman Adelson Pereira.Da Silva’s supporters, including big names in the Brazilian art scene, remain determined to get his name on the ballot. Nostalgic for the social programs and booming economy of his presidency, they stage protests, sign petitions or organize concerts.“In Brazil, there is a tradition of many famous artists supporting left-leaning causes,” said Ricardo Cravo Albin, one of Brazil’s most important musicologists.The researcher believes Chico Buarque plays a crucial role in getting the support da Silva receives in the artistic community.“Chico Buarque’s leadership is undeniable. He’s one of the most respected artists in the country,” Cravo Albin explained. “So if he urges other musicians to show their support for Lula, they’re more likely to join in.” Brazilian celebrities hold ‘Free Lula’ concert in Rio A woman wears a crown with a message that reads in Portuguese: “Lula Free” during the Lula Free festival, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Popular Brazilian musicians and social movements organized a concert to call for the release of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been in prison since April, but continues to lead the preferences on the polls ahead of October’s election. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) by Beatrice Christofaro, The Associated Press Posted Jul 28, 2018 3:47 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 28, 2018 at 6:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
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