Scotiabank Giller Prize to award 100000 to winning author at Toronto gala

first_imgTORONTO — Literary luminaries will walk the red carpet tonight to mark a quarter-century of coronating Canada’s leading authors with the Scotiabank Giller Prize.Five authors are in the running for the $100,000 honour to be awarded at a glitzy gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto.Victoria-based Esi Edugyan, nominated for “Washington Black” (Patrick Crean Editions), is hoping to secure the top prize after being a runner-up for the prestigious Man Booker Prize and Writers’ Trust fiction award this season.Edugyan will face off against Patrick deWitt, author of “French Exit” (House of Anansi Press), whom she beat out to win the Giller in 2011.Quebec author Eric Dupont has been shortlisted for “Songs for a Cold Heart” (QC Books), originally published in French, alongside the book’s translator Peter McCambridge.Also making the cut are Sheila Heti for “Motherhood” (Knopf Canada) and Thea Lim with “An Ocean of Minutes” (Viking Canada).Comedian Rick Mercer will host the night’s proceedings, which will be broadcast on CBC.A five-member jury culled this year’s finalists from 104 titles submitted by publishers across the country.The Giller awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each of the finalists.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Next Alberta action on Trans Mountain could be in coming days

first_imgWe could find out this week what the Alberta government’s next move is in the ongoing battle against British Columbia regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline.Environment Minister Shannon Phillips was asked Monday about Premier Rachel Notley’s timetable.“Certainly cabinet is examining a range of options, and the Government of Alberta will have more to say about that in the coming days,” she said.Last week, Notley announced her government would be suspending all electricity talks with B.C. after that province’s government said it would temporarily restrict increases in diluted bitumen shipments, putting Trans Mountain into jeopardy.While the wait is on for that next action, Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said there has to be some middle ground with her provincial counterparts.“Whether they say it publicly or just meet with us and tell us what they’re thinking,” she said. “They probably do have something in mind — they’re just not saying it.”She said Alberta is trying to present a winning argument for both sides.“We’re not going to quit on this; it’s too important,” she said.Several experts have already questioned the impact of the electricity threat.“You’re not talking about much in the grand scheme of things; it’s not much of a weapon,” energy consultant David Gray told the Canadian Press.Blake Shaffer with the C.D. Howe Institute also told the CP that for B.C. to lose potentially up to $500 million a year on the sale of extra power, that would mean high assumptions.“That would assume that that space were used to the fullest amount every single hour of the year, at a very high price,” Shaffer explained. “They do have another opportunity in California, so I don’t know there’s going to be a true limiting of market access if that’s the intention.”Shaffer said it could backfire with higher rates, due to less competition to seel their power.But the Alberta NDP has often said they’re looking at multiple options, and Phillips reiterated Notley’s previous comments that the federal government has to do more, despite already coming out in defense of the project.“To be very specific that this proposal by the province of British Columbia, is in fact, outside their jurisdiction,” she said.PHILLIPS ON FORMER OIL SANDS ADVISORPhillps also responded to comments made by one of the former co-chairs of the province’s Oil Sands Advisory Group.When asked about Tzeporah Berman – long criticized by the opposition for being on the panel in the first place – saying the conflict is messy but necessary, Phillips was terse.“I’m not really all that concerned about anything that Tzeporah Berman says,” she said. “Tzeporah was a very integral part of the new concensus that came up around oil sands companies finding ways out of the dead end that previous governments had driven us into.“Having said that, I think she’s wrong on this issue.”last_img read more

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NS premier to tout provinces LNG projects in Europe A real opportunity

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil headed to Europe Thursday to drum up business opportunities for the province, including two proposed liquefied natural gas projects.McNeil said he will meet with officials from German energy giant E.ON to pitch Nova Scotia’s LNG potential.Two companies have proposed LNG projects in Nova Scotia — Pieridae Energy Ltd. of Calgary and Bear Head LNG Corp., a subsidiary of Australia-based Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd.“We believe there is a real opportunity for LNG plants in Nova Scotia. Germany has expressed a real interest of support around purchasing product out of those. This is my second visit in to see them,” McNeil told reporters Thursday morning.McNeil said both LNG projects are “doable.” An LNG megaproject slated for the West Coast — the $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project planned for British Columbia — was scrapped last July.The premier is also going to France and England before returning June 9.McNeil said he would also meet officials from the transportation logistics sector, in a bid to expand cargo capacity at Halifax’s Stanfield international airport.“It’s really a global step for us,” he said.The premier, who was scheduled to board a WestJet inaugural direct flight from Halifax to Paris, was also to meet with officials in the financial and information sectors.last_img read more

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US raises concerns over alleged abuses in Sri Lanka

“We welcome the Government’s decision to accept our recommendations on full implementation of HRC resolution 30/1 and on accountability for the government’s, including the security forces, human rights violations and abuses, as well as accountability for those responsible for harassment and violence against members of religious minority communities,” the US delegation said. The US said that although they are pleased with the Government’s support for the recommendations, they are concerned by ongoing reports of human rights violations and abuses by members of the security services, and recent attacks targeting members of religious minority communities. The United States (US) has raised concerns over alleged abuses by the Sri Lankan security services.The concerns were raised at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by the US Mission in Geneva. “We urge the Government to hold accountable all those responsible for human rights abuses and violations and to protect religious minorities and their places of worship. We further urge the government to take additional steps to fully implement the commitments it made in HRC resolution 30/1 and reaffirmed in HRC resolution 34/1,” the US delegation said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Tom Cruise sets up page on social network Vkontakte in bid to

by Max Seddon, The Associated Press Posted Mar 22, 2013 4:43 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MOSCOW – Tom Cruise has become the first Hollywood star to set up a page on the popular Russian social network Vkontakte.The “Mission Impossible” actor’s page appeared Friday, announced by a message on Twitter saying “See you there!” in Russian.His profile picture is a poster for his new science fiction film “Oblivion,” which comes out in Russia on April 11, two weeks before it opens in the U.S.Cruise’s page is a sign of Russia’s increasing box office clout. Box office income rose 8 per cent last year to $1.3 billion, the ninth-highest in the world, and is expected to grow 9 per cent this year.Vkontakte, which means “In Contact,” dominates the Russian social media market with more than 40 million users — about 10 times as many as use Facebook. Tom Cruise sets up page on social network Vkontakte in bid to woo Russian-speaking fans read more

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Black hockey player hopes to inspire others to break the mold

Kyle Reed said he “is just a dude.” The Canadian native from Calgary doesn’t mind talking about uncomfortable topics like almost giving up hockey when he was younger and being the only black player on Ohio State’s hockey team. The senior said he likes when he gets odd looks for saying he plays forward for the hockey team. He said he likes being different, but also that it doesn’t matter when you get to the heart of the sport. “I’ve been playing for so long that I don’t think about it,” he said. Reed said in his hometown, kids playing hockey was just second nature. There is no black and white with hockey. “There have been times when I’d been called the N-word or a lot of other things. Those types of words are a form of motivation,” Reed said. “I feel like I faced times of adversity, but those are also motivation tools.” He said he’s been playing hockey since he was 4 years old and feels like he had skates on before shoes. “My mom would take me down the street to the ice rink and she was the one who first taught me how to skate. She couldn’t even skate herself, but she put them on me,” Reed said. “I was meant for the ice, you know?” But hockey wasn’t the only sport he played when he was younger. “My first love is actually baseball. Playing hockey just kind of fell into place whenever baseball was finished,” Reed said. “When the season was over, it was just in time for hockey tryouts.” Reed said he got into trouble as a kid and was considering quitting hockey, but his grandfather and brother convinced him not to. “My grandpa was like, ‘I want to see you on TV one day.’ My brother said to not to do what he did and quit hockey,” Reed said. “It was at a crucial time in my life where I had to choose between hockey and baseball. “A lot of times I learned the hard way, but sometimes that’s the best way to learn.” The interview was interrupted by Reed’s neighbor and teammate, Sean Duddy, a defenseman from Ann Arbor, Mich. He was looking for salsa in the kitchen, but got pulled into the living room to talk about his close friend. “‘Friends’ may be a stretch,” Duddy said, laughing. “But no, we’ve been playing for about three years together now. He’s a good guy, great teammate. He works his ass off. He’s the fastest skater I’ve ever seen.” The guys shared a few joking moments before returning to the conversation. Duddy took some time to think of his favorite memory of Reed. “We’ve had good times together. When we were playing Miami my freshman year, Kyle got a hat trick,” Duddy said. “That’s my favorite memory of him from a hockey standpoint. He’s an explosive player.” There are several other hockey players who live in their apartment complex, Duddy said. He said they’re as close as brothers. “I’m very family-oriented. It’s hard hearing people say they’re going home for the weekend or for the holidays, whereas I have to pick up the phone,” Reed said. “Some of the guys I’m close with on the team, they give me that support.” As for playing professional hockey after graduation, he said, “If you have the ability to play at a higher level, I think you have to take that opportunity to play in the NHL. I don’t want to be that 40-year-old guy still playing hockey in the lowest of the lowest minors just because I love the game.” Reed, who’s studying strategic communication, said he thinks going to college and getting a better education is beneficial. He trained at the Atlanta Thrashers development camp in summer 2009. He said he would like to play hockey for as long as he can and then go into advertising. He said one of his favorite parts about playing for OSU, as a black hockey player, is that he could be an inspiration for the black kids who come to get the players’ autographs. “I think it’s good for them to see me playing hockey and see that anyone can do it,” Reed said. “Hopefully they look to me and say, ‘I can do what he does, too.’” read more

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PIMM project applies advanced technology in Kankberg mine

first_imgA Swedish research project has showcased that by applying the latest technology within communication and automation, underground mines can become both more efficient and safer. In the Pilot for Industrial Mobile communication in Mining (PIMM) project, Boliden, Ericsson, Telia, Volvo CE, ABB, RISE SICS and LTU have all contributed with their advanced technology and knowledge within digitalisation and automation. The companies and organisations have joined forces to explore what the next generation mobile communication technology, 5G, could mean for business models and the crucial communication in a mine.“The benefit of working with other technology-based companies is huge, and there has been a great openness and willingness to collaborate in the project that further has increased the benefit” says Rikard Mäki from Volvo CE. In the project, Volvo CE developed and tested their remotely controlled wheel loader in a mining environment, in which the wheel loader operated at depth of 400 m with the operator sitting in an office above the mine.“It is necessary to work with real problems in a real environment, together with other actors in the ecosystem, as it increases the chances for success. The collaboration within the PIMM project has worked very well, there has been a genuine interest to collaborate from all partners” says Peter de Bruin from Ericsson, who has designed the mobile network in the mine. For Ericsson, the PIMM project has been part of their 5G for Sweden program.“We have had the possibility, together with our partners, to truly explore the full opportunities of digitalisation in an underground mine”, says Magnus Leonhardt from Telia. In the Kankberg underground mine, Telia developed the communication services. “Everything from using mobile phones 400 meters down in the mountain and remotely controlling vehicles, to connecting various mining equipment that can help make work safer for all those working in the mine. We have also identified new application areas we did not even think about before the project began.”The Pilot for Industrial Mobile Communication in Mining (PIMM) project installed the latest technology for mobile communications in Boliden’s underground mine Kankberg to test how this new technology stands in a tough industrial environment with challenging applications, where network delays can have major consequences for safety and work.In the PIMM project, ABB could control the mine ventilation system 400 meters down in the Boliden Kankberg mine with the control function in the cloud via wireless connection. “With mobile communication technology, we and our customers get more flexibility and we can provide service on an entirely new level”, says Jan Nyqvist, global product manager for mine automation within ABB.The collaboration between the companies and organizations has resulted in showcasing that the future underground mine could not only be more efficient, but also safer. After each blasting the mountain needs to be secured and reinforced with, among other things, rock bolts. Within the PIMM project, so called smart rock bolts were tested and installed to enable online measurements and receive warnings if the rock begins moving too much. Also, a positioning system has been developed which is not only important when remotely controlling machines, but also when locating personnel in the case of an accident. As a result of the project, the miners are able to use their own mobile phones for calls and mobile broadband services, down in the mine, with even better performance than above ground.“The project has exceeded the goals we had when we launched the project”, explains Eilert Johansson, PIMM project leader and senior project leader at RISE SICS. “We have seen so many innovative thoughts and ideas come to light within the project, and we see now that they are beginning to be turned into reality. This is exactly the goal of RISE, to help the Swedish business becoming more competitive.”last_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Tuesday

first_img Mar 12th 2019, 9:58 PM Tuesday 12 Mar 2019, 9:57 PM 9,761 Views Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday Here’s what made the headlines today. By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Pictured are stormy seas on the Irish Sea in Dublin bay this afternoon as an Orange Weather Warning. Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ieThe European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced that it is suspending all flight operations of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Europe following the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday.UCD issued an apology after computer science students were sent an email asking to help develop a sex consent app.Conor McGregor was charged with “strong arm robbery” and “criminal mischief” in Miami following an altercation with a fan.A man went on trial charged with possession of automatic weapons, drugs and ammunition.A new report published by the Department of Justice is reporting allegations of “inappropriate relationships” between some women prisoners at the Dóchas centre in Dublin “and a small number of male staff”.Gardaí appealed for information over missing man Karen Joseph Holland.The Central Criminal Court heard that gardáí searching farmer Patrick Quirke’s home found a hand-written note relating to Mary Lowry and the disappearance of Bobby Ryan.Jenny Greene announced she is leaving RTÉ 2FM.A pedestrian died after being struck by a Luas in Tallaght. WORLD Source: PA Wire/PA Images#BREXIT: Theresa May’s ‘improved’ Brexit deal was defeated again in the House of Commons, with Prime Minister Theresa May suffering a thumping 149-vote loss.#USA:  TV stars including Desperate Housewives’ Felicity Huffman charged over college bribery scheme.#UK: Two people were killed in avalanche on the UK’s highest peak.PARTING SHOTToday was a Brexit day – all eyes were on the House of Commons to see Theresa May’s latest deal suffer another crushing defeat in a vote.  For those who want to read our in-depth coverage, you can find it here. Or else, there’s Ireland Simpsons Fans who just summed it up in one picture.  Source: Facebook/Ireland Simpsons Fans Get our daily news round up: Share3 Tweet Email Short URL No Comments last_img read more

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Des écrans Retina dans les prochains MacBook

first_imgDes écrans Retina dans les prochains MacBook ?Apple s’appliquerait pour 2012 à équiper ces appareils de Retina Display, à l’instar de l’iPhone aujourd’hui. Les MacBook auraient le droit également à une mise à jour de leurs écrans.Les MacBook n’ont pas subi de lifting complet depuis 2008. Selon Digitimes, 2012 sera l’année du renouveau pour la gamme d’ordinateurs portables d’Apple. Et le constructeur américain aurait pour ambition d’équiper tous ses appareils de l’écran de l’iPhone 4, appelé l’écran Rétina, ou Retina Display.À lire aussiL’Objet Geek du Week End : le réveil iPhone SnoozeLe Retina Display est un écran dont le taux de densité de pixels par pouce doit être supérieur à 300. C’est selon certains chercheurs, et Steve Jobs qui avait vendu sa technologie sur cet argument, la densité à laquelle l’œil humain ne peut plus distinguer les pixels.Cette nouvelle ligne de MacBook comporterait donc des modèles avec une résolution d’écran de 2880 x 1800 pixels, plus du double que ce que l’on trouve aujourd’hui sur les ordinateur portables actuels de la marque.Cette nouvelle fournée de MacBook, pas attendue avant le second semestre 2012, viendrait s’ajouter au prochain iPad 3, lui aussi prévu avec une dalle haute résolution. On parlait récemment d’un écran de 2048 x 1588 pixels, mais une rumeur veut qu’Apple ait subi une difficulté d’approvisionnment sur ces modèles. La résolution serait ramenée à un déjà très confortable 1600 x 1200 pixels. Une chose est sûre, Apple vise cette année à réunir tous ces produits de même facture technologique et éviter les écarts préjudiciables entre les différentes composantes de sa gamme.Le 15 décembre 2011 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Northern Ireland were denied clear penalty says ONeill

first_imgMichael O’Neill has blamed the officials for not awarding Northern Ireland a “clear” penalty after his side lost 2-1 at home to Bosnia and Herzegovina.Despite dominating the game at Windsor Park, Northern Ireland paid the price for not taking their chances.The referee failed to award a penalty for Northern Ireland in the first minute of the game when George Saville was tripped in the 18-yard box.“We should have had a penalty early in the game, it’s pretty clear,” O’Neill told Sky Sports.“Maybe it’s early in the game so it’s difficult to give. If we had scored the penalty, if it was given, then it would have put a different slant on the game.”The Netherlands have a walk in the park in Estonia’s pitch Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 9, 2019 With a stellar performance from Ryan Babel, the Netherlands won their second consecutive UEFA Euro Qualifier against Estonia.After the impressive performance they offered in…Northern Ireland midfielder George Saville agreed with his O’Neill but clarified it wasn’t the defining factor in the game.“There was contact there and I think it is a penalty, that changes the game, but we have to take chances and we paid the price a bit. We can’t blame it [defeat] on that decision. We shot ourselves in the foot today.“It was massively disappointing for us, considering we controlled the game for most of 90 minutes. It was two sloppy errors from us, which we paid for.”last_img read more

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SZA MIA Join The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour

first_img Facebook SZA, M.I.A. Join The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour Lauryn Hill Drafts All-Star Tour Lineup sza-mia-join-miseducation-lauryn-hill-20th-anniversary-tour Email The GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter also adds Nas, Dave Chappelle, A$AP Rocky, Big Boi, Busta Rhymes, and more to celebratory tourRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jun 18, 2018 – 11:39 am Lauryn Hill is going all out for her upcoming 20th Anniversary The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill tour. The GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter announced her upcoming tour to celebrate her Album Of The Year GRAMMY-winning 1998 album, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, this past April.She just upped the tour’s ante by announcing artists such as Nas, M.I.A, Dave Chappelle, A$AP Rocky, SZA, Big Boi, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Jo Mersa Marley, Talib Kweli, Bambaata Marley, Shabazz Palaces, Patoranking, Tierra Whack, Protoje, Kelela, Victory, Raury, and Iman Omari will join her for selected dates.The tour begins July 5 in Virginia Beach, Va., and will feature special guests A$AP Rocky and Marley. M.I.A. will join the celebration for three dates starting July 7 in Boston, along with Busta Rhymes for five dates. Nas will make multiple appearances, including stops in Las Vegas, New Orleans, Portland, Ore., and more.SZA will play Sept. 20 in Mountain View, Calif., along with De La Soul and Shabazz Palaces. Hill also announced a new show Sept. 18 at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with Chappelle and De La Soul.The announcement of these special guests sweetens an already must-see tour from Hill. To find out what else is in store during her trek across North America, visit Hill’s website to get tickets for the show nearest you.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter News last_img read more

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Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of February 17 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, February 17, 2019:190214 — Wilmington Selectmen — Acceptance of Mink Run Rd & Pomfret Rd190199 — Site Investigation and Tier II Class — 16 Lawrence Ct190174 — Wilmington Planning Board — 773 Salem Street190173  — Rooney — 80 Church Street190209 — Sferrazza Estate190204 — Harvey Estate190215 — Cronin Estate(NOTE: The above public notices is from 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

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Sony Xperia Play to get Minecraft first

first_imgIf you’re an avid Minecraft fan, soon you won’t have to rush home to your desktop or laptop to get your game on. The developer behind the game has confirmed that there will be mobile versions of the game for Android and iOS, but the Android version will come first. Also, the first Android phone to get the game will be the PlayStation Phone, otherwise known as the Xperia Play, launching this week on Verizon Wireless.The version of Minecraft coming to the Xperia Play will be slightly different than other Android versions because it’ll be designed to use the slide-out control buttons on the device. Versions of the game for standard Android and iOS devices will come quickly afterward.Mojang, the developer behind Minecraft, has said that dealing with the intricacies of varied screen sizes and control mechanisms will be their primary challenge in getting a version of the game out that everyone can play. They noted to Gamasutra that the game will have to be built for mobile play, likely meaning players will be able to quickly hop in and out of the game, and there will be tolerances for lagging data connections or drops.Gamasutra reports that we’ll likely hear more about the upcoming mobile versions of Minecraft at E3, during a Minecraft event on the night of June 7th where visitors will reportedly “take refuge with Sony Ericsson to keep the creepers at bay.” The tagline almost certainly points to a launch on the Xperia Play during the event.Still, just because the game may be unveiled at E3 doesn’t mean we’ll be able to play it afterward. Mojang is keeping a tight lid on when the game will be available on any platform, including the Xperia Play, or how much the mobile version will cost when it’s released. They have tipped, however, that the game will follow the model set by its PC counterpart: “release early and update frequently,” meaning we’ll get something sooner rather than later, even if it’s a rough cut.Read more at Gamasutralast_img read more

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Recap Long delays and SIX MILES of queues on M6 due to

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Two lanes of the M6 in Cheshire are blocked due to a police incident. Officers from the North West Motorway Police have shut the lanes between junction 19, Knutsford, and junction 18, Middlewich , while they deal with the incident. The exact cause of the blockage has not been been revealed. A motorway police spokesman said: “M6 southbound between j19 to j18 – lanes one and two are blocked due to a police incident. Please drive carefully.” We will bring more as we get it in the feed below. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Police search for missing woman Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .08:36A34 StoneQueuing traffic on A34 Stone Road Northbound at A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).08:29Traffic returned to normal Traffic returned to normal, accident cleared on M6 Southbound from J19 A556 (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Lanes one and two (of four) were closed until around 07:45 now recovery has been completed. 07:59Highways England commentCurrently there is approx 6 miles of congestion which is expected to add at least 30 minutes to normal travel times. 07:59Lane closures now lifted but delays remain07:23Traffic held brieflyLanes one and two (of four) remain closed while recovery is ongoing. Traffic was briefly held between 07:15 and 07:20.06:37Highways England statement The M6 currently has delays of at least 45 minutes from J19 to J18, covering approximately 6.5 miles of the southbound carriageway. The delays are due to a road traffic collision with lanes one and two (of four) closed and Highways England has resources deployed working hard to restore normal conditions as soon as possible.For traffic approach the delays locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and you may with to re-route or delay your journey.If travelling towards this area from much further afield, you may with to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs. Highways England has been working closely with our emergency services colleagues, Cheshire Police, who led the response to this incident.06:246.5 miles of congestion06:13DelaysTravel time is around 30 minutes. 05:56Incident location (Image: Google/INRIX)05:56Latest traffic and travel news05:55INRIX updateA spokesman for traffic monitoring service INRIX said: Two lanes closed due to accident on M6 Southbound from J19 A556 (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Lanes one and two (of four) are closed.last_img read more

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first_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Related Content Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Feature | August 05, 2014 GE Healthcare’s Integrated PET/MR System Pending FDA Review Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more August 5, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced its first integrated, simultaneous, time-of-flight (TOF) capable, whole-body Signa PET/MR (positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance) is 510(k) pending at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Powered by simultaneous image acquisition from GE’s latest 3.0T MR and PET technologies, the Signa PET/MR helps clinicians achieve improved scan efficiency that may lead to more effective treatment paths for clinicians to offer their patients, particularly for oncology, neurology and cardiology.MR is ideal for imaging soft tissue as well as functional and morphological details, while PET enables clinicians to visualize cellular activity and metabolism. When these two tools are combined, clinicians may be able to see early cellular changes that can be accurately mapped onto MR images. With this knowledge, clinicians may be able to shorten the time between diagnosis and treatment, in addition to offering the convenience of simultaneous PET and MR scans for patients. Research systems are installed at Stanford University, University of California San Francisco and University of Zurich.“We are excited about Signa PET/MR because of its clinical and research potential,” said Andrei H. Iagaru, M.D., associate professor of radiology and co-chief of the division of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at Stanford University Medical Center. “We have been using the system for research, and we are able to explore novel things in areas like neurology and oncology, as well as in pediatrics in the future. Additionally, it’s more convenient for the patient due to simultaneous scanning. We can also initiate innovative, complex research; simultaneity allows us to do functional neuro imaging, cardiac imaging and musculoskeletal imaging that we haven’t been able to do before. TOF offers improved image quality in PET/MR and with the increased detector sensitivity, it may lead to future improvements in dose reduction.”The Signa PET/MR features GE’s new, exclusive MR-compatible silicon photomultiplier detector (SiPM) technology. This new digital detector is characterized by its enhanced sensitivity; it is up to three times more sensitive than conventional PET technology. It also features fast coincidence timing resolution enabling TOF reconstruction. With TOF reconstruction, the arrival times of each coincident pair of photons are more precisely detected, and the time difference between them is used to localize the PET signal accurately. TOF leads to improved PET image quality with higher structural detail and improved signal-to-noise ratio. The Siga PET/MR is designed to be fully upgradable from a Discovery MR750w 3.0T.“We have received extremely positive feedback from our installations of the research PET/MR systems,” said Richard Hausmann, president and CEO of GE Healthcare MR. “Our research partners are very excited by the performance of the system and the potential of this new technology. We are proud to bring the first TOF-capable, simultaneous PET/MR system, pending FDA clearance, to market.”The system is not available for sale in the United States and has not yet received CE mark. It is not available for sale in all regions.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more last_img read more

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TUI CEO to address UNWTO WTM Ministers Summit on Safe and Seamless

first_imgThe new boss at travel giant TUI Group will make the opening address at the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market London 2016.Fritz Joussen will speak to an audience of around 100 Tourism Ministers and senior industry executives from across the globe at the high-profile event, which will celebrate its 10th edition at WTM London 2016.Joussen took over as sole Chief Executive of TUI Group in February, ending a period of joint leadership with Peter Long which followed TUI Travel’s merger with German-based TUI in 2014. Joussen is well placed to outline the case for the travel industry to a high-level delegation of tourism ministers.Joussen will outline to Ministers how TUI is dealing the challenges of security in its operations and open a key debate on how public and private sector can promote a safer and more seamless travel experience.Taking place on November 9, the summit organised by WTM and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will be part of WTM London’s Ministerial Programme. The summit will explore how the tourism sector can work together to make travel safer and more seamless.Simon Press, Senior Director, WTM London, said, “I’m delighted to have such an industry heavyweight as Fritz Joussen to address the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit. This year’s summit will tackle the vital matter of traveller safety, looking at terrorism and other problems facing the industry, ranging from volcanic ash clouds to floods and earthquakes. But we’ll also discuss ways to make travel more seamless, smoothing the way for travellers across the globe.”UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, said, “Safety and security in all its aspects is a global challenge that can only be addressed through collective action and a global response. Public and private sectors must plan, work, communicate, and respond together. Stepping up cooperation between the industry and governments is fundamental to enhance security and advance travel facilitation.”WTM London is the event where the travel and tourism industry conducts its business deals. Buyers from the WTM Buyers’ Club have a combined purchasing responsibility of $22.6 billion (£15.8bn) and sign deals at the event worth $3.6 billion (£2.5bn).WTM London 2016 will be revamped as a three-day event from November 7–9, with opening hours extended from 10am–7 pm for all three days.last_img read more

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The Week Ahead Fed Rate Hike Widely Expected

first_img in Daily Dose, Headlines, News December 11, 2016 579 Views Will the Federal Open Market Committee raise the federal funds target rate for the first time in a year? A move by the Fed is widely expected by analysts and economists. The industry will find out when the FOMC makes its announcement on Wednesday, December 14, at 2 p.m. EST.The most recent Employment Situation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics seems to have nailed it down, with 178,000 jobs added in November and an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent.Reuters reported on Friday that “There is little doubt that the Fed will raise interest rates for the first time in a year on Wednesday, with markets pricing in a near 100 percent chance for a quarter percentage point increase in its target range.” Marketwatch stated that “The Fed is widely expected to announce an increase in the target range for its federal funds rate to 0.5 percent-0.75 percent when its two-day meeting wraps next Wednesday, analysts agree.”Curt Long, Chief Economist with the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, stated that “the report provided no impediments for a rate hike from the Fed later this month, and a quarter-point increase is now a certainty.” Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke said, “The biggest surprise was the big decline in unemployment.  Analysts had been expecting unemployment to stay flat at 4.9 percent—where it had been all summer—but the fall to 4.6 percent was the lowest unemployment rate we’ve seen since August 2007. Since we’re now at what most economists consider to be full employment, any future economic growth could likely lead to higher wages and therefore more inflation, as well as higher rates.”Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, said, “The gains in wages have been something long awaited by the Fed before increasing rates. All signs indicate that it’s probably time to act in small measure now, as opposed to waiting longer and having to risk more drastic increases later. The housing market is already expecting it.”HUD/Census Bureau New Residential Construction Report for November 2016, Friday, December 16 at 8:30 a.m. ESTWill housing starts continue their meteoric rise in October’s report? The industry will find out when HUD and the Census Bureau release the New Residential Construction Report for October 2016 on Friday, December 16.In September, housing starts made significant gains, rising by 25 percent over-the-year and 23 percent over-the-month up to an annual pace of 1.3 million.David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide, said that housing starts‒‒which are climbing at their strongest pace since 2007‒‒are being driven higher by improved household growth as the economy promotes further job and income gains.“With improved employment and income prospects,” he said, “millennials are an expanding portion of housing demand as they move out of their parents’ homes‒‒increasingly to form families.”Trulia Chief Economist Ralph McLaughlin said the increase in starts in September was “statistically significant” but that there was still much room for improvement.“Controlling for the number of household in the U.S., housing starts are only about 66 percent of their 50-year average,” McLaughlin said.This week’s scheduleTuesday, December 13Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index and Home Value Index for November 2016Wednesday, December 14Federal Open Market Committee announcement, 2 p.m. ESTThursday, December 15NAHB Housing Market Index for December 2016, 10 a.m ESTFriday, December 16HUD/Census Bureau New Residential Construction Report for November 2016, 8:30 a.m. EST The Week Ahead: Fed Rate Hike Widely Expectedcenter_img Share Federal Funds Target Rate Federal Reserve 2016-12-11 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

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first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades will on Tuesday meet Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the presidential palace.The meeting will take place at 4.30pm. Tsipras is flying to Cyprus for the funeral of former president Demetris Christofias, which will be held in Nicosia at 5pm. The Greek PM will also sign the book of condolences opened at the presidential palace.Christofias, 72, died last Friday after a short illness. He was the 6th president of Cyprus and served in office from 2008 to 2013.On Tuesday morning in Nicosia people lined up to pay their respects to Christofias whose casket was taken to the PEO trade union offices in the capital.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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