THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA PROUD PARTNER OF TV5 INVESTS 146 MILLION TO

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first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Government of Canada confirms a contribution of $14.6 million to boost the transition of TV5MONDE to digital and the international visibility of French-Canadian creators. Sylvain Lafrance has been appointed chair of the board of directors of TV5Numérique, the new subsidiary of TV5 Québec Canada responsible for supporting the development of this projectMONTRÉAL – With the proliferation of content on the Web, the Government of Canada is committed to protecting and promoting the place of the French language in the digital sphere, and to ensuring that Francophones and Francophiles around the world can access French-language content.The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, confirmed an investment of $14.6 million over five years, starting in 2019–2020, to support the creation of a new digital platform to broadcast French-language audiovisual products: TV5MONDE Plus. The project is intended to drive the digital shift of TV5MONDE and promote the international reach of French-language Canadian productions. TV5MONDE+center_img Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Minister Joly also took the opportunity to highlight the appointment of Sylvain Lafrance as chair of the board of Directors of TV5Numérique, the new subsidiary of TV5 Québec Canada that will be responsible for the development of this platform. As a Canadian company, TV5 Québec Canada will work closely with TV5MONDE on the development of this multilateral project.Last October, in preparation for the 17th Francophonie Summit in Yerevan, Armenia, the Government of Canadaannounced its intention to support the creation of a French-language digital platform that brings together TV5MONDE’s public broadcasters to showcase Francophone cultures and strengthen their position in the digital world.The Canadian funding for the platform aims not only to increase the online presence of French-language content, but also to enhance the visibility of Canadian content in French and provide new international opportunities for Canadian artists and producers.This funding confirms the Government of Canada’s commitment to fostering exchanges among members of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, while contributing to the vitality, diversity and evolution of the Francophone community.Quotes“The protection and promotion of the French fact all over the world requires the strong presence of French content in the digital space. By creating a new platform, we’re giving our artists and creators broader access to a global audience. TV5MONDE already reaches 364 million homes in nearly 200 countries and territories; Canada’s financial support will therefore ensure a significant presence for both the Canadian and the international Francophonie within the digital space.” — The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie“TV5 Québec Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s decision to support the reach of Francophone culture with a new five-year financial commitment. As proud representatives of Francophone public services, we are honoured by this vote of confidence. We will work in the best interest of the Francophonie, in close collaboration with our partners, first and foremost TV5MONDE, to develop a modern platform that will enable Francophones and Francophiles around the world to discover the wealth of French-language audiovisual creation.” — Marie‑Philippe Bouchard, President and CEO, TV5 Québec Canada“I would like to thank Canada and Minister Mélanie Joly for their trust in and commitment to TV5MONDE. The TV5MONDE Plus platform will ensure the discoverability of Canadian—as well as French, Belgian, Swiss and African—online content in French through collaboration with all of our partner channels, especially TV5, Radio-Canada and Télé-Québec here in Montréal. I would also like to thank Marie-Philippe Bouchard, Marie Collin and Michel Bissonnette, who have made a significant contribution to the feasibility of this visionary project, and I look forward to working with Sylvain Lafrance.” — Yves Bigot, Director General, TV5MONDE“The new media environment compels us to create new associations and partnerships to reach audiences around the world. From the very start, TV5 has been a concrete example of collaboration and innovation. This project will allow us to push this ambition even further and to promote Canadian content in the world. I am pleased that Canada is once again demonstrating its commitment to supporting international distribution in the Francophonie and playing a leading role in that initiative.”  — Sylvain Lafrance, Chair of the Board of Directors, TV5 NumériqueQuick FactsTV5—managed by two television channel providers, TV5MONDE and TV5 Québec Canada—is the largest French-language television network in the world.In January 2018, Canada took over the presidency of TV5, effective until the end of 2019. This responsibility is assumed in turn by each of the partner states and governments.TV5’s mission is to provide a special showcase for the Francophonie, to promote cultural diversity, to promote the exchange and export of programs between French-speaking countries, and to be a special forum for cooperation between broadcasting partners. The organization also promotes the expression of audiovisual and cinematographic creativity in the Francophone community.TV5MONDE is the first worldwide French-language audiovisual network. Through its nine general interest regional channels and two specialty channels (the TiVi5 children’s channel and the TV5MONDE Style HD lifestyle channel), TV5MONDE reaches 364 million homes in 198 countries. TV5MONDE subtitles most of its programs in 14 languages. It has also developed a multimedia device unique in the world to promote the French language, and support its learning and teaching through the sites apprendre.tv5monde.com and enseigner.tv5monde.com and their free dedicated apps.The investment of $14.6 million was announced in the 2018 Fall Economic Statement.Canada’s support for TV5MONDE Plus is intended to increase the online presence of French-language content, enhance the visibility of French-language Canadian content worldwide, and provide more opportunities for Canadian artists and producers.Sylvain Lafrance worked at Radio-Canada for over 33 years, serving in various roles including Executive Vice-President of the Crown corporation’s French-language services. He currently chairs the board of directors of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. He is the former chair of the board of the Quebec Film and Television Council and the Radios Publiques Francophones (RPF) community, an umbrella organization for Radio-Canada and public radio broadcasters in France, Belgium and Switzerland. He also served as the Canadian representative on the board of directors of TV5MONDE.last_img read more

Belgium Moroccan Arrested in Airport Diamond Heist

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Rabat – A Moroccan is among the suspects detained by Belgian authorities on March 16 in connection with a diamond heist at Brussels International Airport. On February 18, 2013, eight gunmen raided an armored car at Brussels International Airport that was transferring diamonds onto a Zurich-bound airplane.The armed men drove off with 40 million euros worth of diamonds in a theft dubbed as one of the biggest diamond heists in recent memory. Among the detained suspects is a 40-year-old Moroccan who lives in Belgium, says Belgian website 7/7. He was charged with theft, burglary and arson.Part of the stolen diamond has been recovered. However, the whereabouts of over 30 million euros in gems remain unknown and a number of suspects are still to be identified.According to the Associated Press, authorities in Belgium, France and Switzerland carried a series of raids and seized cash, precious stones and luxury cars. read more

Udayanga meets Mahinda insists he will not return to Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, who is wanted in Sri Lanka over allegations he sold arms to rebels in Ukraine, has met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Thailand.Weeratunga said in a statement today that he met Rajapaksa when the former President visited Thailand this week. The Government had removed him from diplomatic service and has sought to question him over the allegations that he sold arms to the rebels in Ukraine. Weeratunga also said that he will gather support among Sri Lankans living in Russia and Ukraine against the Government. (Colombo Gazette) Weeratunga however denied the allegations and added that he now lives in Ukraine and if such claims are true the Ukraine Government would have arrested him.He said that the Government has frozen his accounts over false claims and he hopes to raise the issue with the Russian and Ukraine Governments. The former Ambassador said that he has no intention of returning to Sri Lanka since “baseless” allegation have been raised against him by the Government. read more

Suspect arrested over harassment of tourist in Mirissa

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Recently, the Tourist Police also launched a poster campaign across Sri Lanka aiming to create awareness on how to be cautious while traveling and important contact details in an emergency situation with the assistance of British High Commission in Sri Lanka.The Tourist Police sought the assistance from the general public in order to create a safer environment by dialing 1912 to report any unsafe environment and practices by people who are involved in the tourism sector directly or indirectly. (Colombo Gazette) Currently, there are 11 Tourist Police Units across Sri Lanka and to ensure the safety of all travellers, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority along with the Tourist Police Division has launched a new project to establish 22 new Tourist Police Units across popular destinations of which the 1st Unit is set to be opened in the center of Mirissa Tourism Area on 22nd of March. Furthermore, the suspect has been ordered to appear before the Kotiliwila police station every Sunday between 9.00 am to 12.00 am while the case is scheduled to be called on 28th of this month for hearing. The Police have arrested a suspect over the harassment of a tourist in Mirissa, the Tourist Police said in a statement.OIC Police Tourist Division, Prabath Vidanagama said that the Kotiliwila police arrested the 36 years old suspect on the same day of the incident and later produced him before the magistrate and he was released on personal bail of LKR 200,000. read more

Tax provision recovery boosts PotashCorp Q2 profit compared with year ago

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by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 27, 2017 5:05 am MDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 at 5:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SASKATOON – Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX:POT) earned a second-quarter profit of US$201 million, boosted by a one-time tax provision recovery.The company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the profit amounted to 24 cents per share for the quarter, including eight cents per share due to provincial tax changes.That compared with a profit of $121 million or 14 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Sales in the quarter totalled $1.12 billion, up from $1.05 billion a year ago.PotashCorp signed a deal last year to merge with Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). The company says it expects to complete that deal late in the third quarter this year.In its outlook, PotashCorp maintained its full-year 2017 earnings guidance of 45 to 65 cents per share, including merger-related costs expected to be six cents per share. Tax provision recovery boosts PotashCorp Q2 profit compared with year ago read more

Music service Pandora names Dish streaming exec Lynch as CEO

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by The Associated Press Posted Aug 14, 2017 2:58 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Music service Pandora names Dish streaming exec Lynch as CEO NEW YORK, N.Y. – Music service Pandora named a new CEO on Monday as it wrestles with competition from Spotify and other newer streaming apps.Roger Lynch, the head of Dish’s streaming video service, will take over the helm of the Oakland, California, company Sept. 18.Pandora said Lynch is the right leader because he has worked with media companies on new distribution models. He is the founding CEO of Dish’s Sling TV, which was launched in 2015 as one of the first apps to bundle live TV for the internet.Pandora Media Inc. was founded 17 years ago and has primarily been a free internet radio service making money from ads. But its user base has stagnated and its financial losses deepened as new competitors have gained steam.It has launched new subscription products over the past year, including one that copies Spotify, Apple Music and other apps by letting users pick the songs they want to listen to.Pandora co-founder Tim Westergren left the company in late June after a 15-month stint as CEO. He departed a few weeks after satellite radio company Sirius XM bought a 19 per cent stake in a strategic investment, gaining three board seats.Pandora also said Monday that it is adding to its board Michael Lynton, the chairman of Snapchat’s owner Snap Inc. and former head of film studio Sony Pictures.Pandora’s shares added 35 cents, or 4.3 per cent, to $8.42 in after-hours trading. The stock had dropped 38 per cent this year through the close of Monday’s regular session. read more

Greater financial investment needed to combat climate change – UN chief

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Ulrich Schröder, Chief Executive Officer of KfW Bankengruppe and Chairman of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with members of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) in Washington, D.C. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is greeted by Ulrich Schröder, Chief Executive Officer of KfW Bankengruppe and Chairman of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his delegation being briefed by Robert Orr on arrival in Washington, D.C. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to step up its financial investment in technologies, policies and practices that can help combat climate change, adding that time is running out to address this global threat. “Climate change is the single greatest threat to sustainable development. Yet too often, one important fact gets lost amid the fear: addressing climate change is one of our greatest opportunities,” Mr. Ban said at the annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club (IFDC) in Washington, D.C. “With enlightened action, we can create jobs, improve public health and protect the environment.” In his remarks, Mr. Ban underlined the role that the development finance community and the financial sector have in forging solutions to climate change. For example, large amounts of capital are needed to develop low-carbon infrastructure, and green enterprises need investments to close the gap between low-emissions and fossil-fueled based projects. As the economic impact of climate change grows, more needs to be done, Mr. Ban stressed, calling on the IDFC to actively engage in next year’s Climate Summit, which will bring together Heads of State, global leaders from business, finance and civil society. “Our goal is mobilize political will for the negotiations, deliver concrete new commitments and spark a race to the top in climate action,” he said. “I hope you will collectively use the 2014 Climate Summit to reach the goal of $100 billion-a-year for new climate finance commitments. I also encourage you to double your portfolio of adaptation financing.” ‹ › Mr. Ban emphasized that action from development banks would not just help make economies and financial institutions more climate-resilient, but would also inspire other financial actors to follow suit. “Development banks have proven that smart public financing can spur local and international private sector investments and meet the growing demand for energy and climate resilience. I urge you to do even more at the global and national level: by helping to open new markets… facilitate new business models and support entrepreneurs in the developing world where demand for clean investment solutions is greatest,” he said. Mr. Ban later had lunch with members of the IDFC, and thanked them for their leadership and commitment to further strengthen collaboration between IDFC development banks and the UN system. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre right) addresses the second annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) in Washington, D.C. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe read more

How The Eagles Embarrassed The Vikings

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From that drive forward, Foles was as aggressive as he was efficient, completing a remarkable 24 of 29 passes for 335 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. How could he complete 82.8 percent of his passes while averaging 11.6 yards per attempt?He played with all the poise that had suddenly abandoned Keenum.Though Foles was pressured on 11 of 34 dropbacks, time and again he stood tall in the pocket and waited patiently for his receivers’ downfield routes to develop. His patience was rewarded. Eagles pass-catchers kept getting open off of play-action fakes and well-executed double moves, helping Foles post a nearly perfect 149.3 passer rating on throws 20-plus yards downfield. Per ESPN TruMedia, the Vikings blitzed Foles 14 times, and he burned them for an average of 12.4 yards per play.A reminder: The Vikings finished the regular season No. 1 in scoring defense and No. 1 in yardage defense, and they were No. 1 in weighted defensive DVOA coming into this game. They were far and away the NFL’s best third-down defense, allowing conversions on just 25.2 percent of third downs — the best of any team since at least 1991. But with a Super Bowl appearance on the line, the Eagles converted 10 of their 14 third downs (71.4 percent), extending drives and keeping Minnesota’s defense on the field.The Eagles didn’t just generate more opportunities, they finished them much better. They were perfect on field goals (1/1), red-zone efficiency (2/2) and goal-to-go conversions (1/1), while the Vikings were 0-fer on all of the above.The end result was an every-phase dismantling perfectly reflected in the blowout final score. Per Football Outsiders’ Aaron Schatz, the Eagles’ dominance resulted in the best single-game DVOA rating (130.3 percent) since the 2015 season’s NFC title game.The question football writers, talkers and fans everywhere will spend the next two weeks asking is whether Foles and the Eagles will be able to play anywhere near this well — especially without the help of their dog-mask-wearing fans — in Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots.Check out our latest NFL predictions. While the rowdy Lincoln Financial Field fans embraced the Philadelphia Eagles’ underdog status Sunday night, the Eagles played like they always believed they were the better team.Over the course of their 38-7 NFC Championship Game win over the Minnesota Vikings, the Eagles did everything they weren’t supposed to be able to do without injured starting quarterback Carson Wentz — and they forced the Vikings to do almost everything badly.Offensively, the Eagles were better running the ball, far more effective passing downfield and devastating on third down. Their defense upstaged the Vikings’ vaunted unit and made quarterback Case Keenum look like the undrafted journeyman backup he’d been his entire career.Through the first two drives, though, the game went mostly by the book: Keenum opened the game with a nine-play, 75-yard drive capped by a 25-yard touchdown pass. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles gained just 17 yards in 94 seconds before Philadelphia had to punt it back.That’s when Keenum threw a pick-six that changed everything: Over the course of the regular season, Philly fans had helped the Eagles tally the best home-field scoring differential in the NFL, an average of 15.3 points. That pick-six ignited the crowd, whose energy seemed to fuel the Eagles’ aggressive defense. Their pass rush was relentless, pressuring Keenum on 48 percent of his dropbacks.As FiveThirtyEight explored before the game, Keenum had been elite under pressure this season. But after that one critical failure, he collapsed. Before the pick-six, Keenum was 4-of-6 passing for 60 yards and a touchdown. Afterward, he completed just 57.1 percent of his 42 passes, gaining a meager average of 5.0 yards per attempt, no more touchdowns and another interception.Like Wile E. Coyote looking down long after he ran off the edge of a cliff, it seemed that Keenum was finally regressing to what he had been most of his career, not the quarterback who finished seventh in the NFL in passer rating and adjusted net yards per attempt, second in QBR and first in Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, or DVOA.The Vikings were also forced to abandon their run game. After tailbacks Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray combined for 29 yards rushing in the first two drives, they gained just 29 more all night.On the other side of the ball, the power running of LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi was the key to unlocking the vaunted Minnesota defense. The Eagles started their second drive with a 13-yard Ajayi run and finished it with a powerful 11-yard Blount touchdown run: read more

GERMANY OUT Biegler specialist for national disasters…

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Denmark will face Sweden, while France will have clash with Montenegro at Women’s World Championship 2017 quarter-final. German coach Michael Biegler, once again, proved himself as specialist for national handball disaster after experience with Polish team at home EHF EURO 2016 in Krakow.Germany – Denmark 17:21 (7:11)Germany: Woltering (Dortmund), Kramarczyk (Leverkusen), Eckerle (Thüringen) – Smits (Metz/6), Gubernatis (Buxtehude/5), Geschke (Oldenburg/2), Loerper (Metzingen/2/1), Huber (Dortmund/1), Karolius (Leverkusen/1), Stolle (Blomberg), Mansson (Dortmund), Wohlbold (Thüringen), Bölk (Buxtehude), Fischer (Buxtehude), Behnke (Metzingen), Klein (Nantes)Denmark: Toft, Reinhardt – Tranborg (5), S. Jorgensen (5/1), Heindahl (3), Jensen (3), , Iversen (2), Woller (2/2), Grigel (1)PHOTO: IHF ← Previous Story Sweden celebrates their first ever quarter-finals! Next Story → Czech Republic stuns Romania and are in the 1/4 finals! read more

Geek deals Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 1080p convertible ultrabook

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first_imgOur other top deals:Samsung 840 500GB SSD with laptop and desktop install kit for $350.99 plus free shipping (reg. $388.99 | use coupon 6XR$VZZ$QF35T9)Ends soon: Two Dell U2312HM ultraSharp 23-inch 1080p IPS monitors for $399.99 plus free shipping (reg. $649.99)Pre-order Star Trek Into Darkness (Blu-ray 3D plus Blu-ray plus DVD plus digital copy) for $24.99 (reg. $54.99) Retina-class displays have quickly been trickling down to the popular, smaller devices on the market, and one of the newest, coolest examples I’ve come across is Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix. This enterprise-grade machine is comprised of an 11.6-inch slate packed with ultrabook internals and a highly functional keyboard dock.The aforementioned slate uses an IPS-type LCD panel for amazing viewing angles and serves up 1920×1080 resolution, an impressive ratio considering the small 11.6-inch screen size. Its third-gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors mean you get to run the full version of Windows 8 for full PC capabilities. A micro SSD (likely a full-performance SSD installed in the PCIe slot) is standard on all models as well, ensuring fast and smooth performance.The slate itself has both front and rear cameras built-in, a single USB port, and Mini DisplayPort output to keep things slim and light. The keyboard dock, which is included on all models, not only gives you a full-size keyboard with the ThinkPad TrackPoint pointing stick, but adds two USB 3.0 ports, another Mini DisplayPort video output, and has a built-in battery that raises the runtime from 6 to 10 hours.Slim, powerful, portable, and built around a gorgeous screen. A lower price tag might be nice, given these models normally start at nearly $1,700. This new model just got its first-ever discount and you can snag one starting at $1,511.10 with free shipping.Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible 11.6-inch 1080p ultrabook for $1,511.10 plus free shipping (reg. $1,679)last_img read more

Second NXT live event in Chicago on 116 sells out quickly

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first_img Pinterest Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Hulk Hogan Now Playing Up Next Stone Cold Steve Austin Tony Khan talks to the media after All Out, addresses Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and more Triple H Facebook Videos Articles Wrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene Okerlundcenter_img WWE COO Triple H posted the following on Twitter on Wednesday:“WOW! The second #NXTChicago show is officially #SoldOut in under 30 minutes. Thank you, Chicago…get ready for @WWENXT in 2016. #WeAreNXT”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene OkerlundVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:37 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE AEW on TNT returning to Sears Centre Arena in Chicago on Thanksgiving Eve WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT AEW announces limited tickets are available for tonight’s All Out Pay-Per View Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Twitter Now Playing Up Next WhatsApplast_img read more

WSP increasing patrols to focus on dangerous impaired drivers

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first_imgThe Washington State Patrol will begin increased patrols Wednesday, looking out for dangerous drivers over the holiday season.Six troopers will be stationed in Clark County, while four will be deployed in Cowlitz and Lewis counties as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.Troopers will focus on aggressive driving, unrestrained occupants and impaired driving.The squad will be in place through Jan. 3.last_img

Upcoming Road Closures Expected On The Seward Highway

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first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Transportation has announced upcoming complete overnight road closures (both north and southbound lanes) between MP 84.6 and 86.1, of the Seward Highway. Upgrades will include road resurfacing, road realignment, passing lanes, drainage improvements, shore protection improvements, and pedestrian facilities. The closures will be on the following days: October 24, 25, 29, 30 and 31, and November 1. These road closures will occur for nine hours between 8:00pm and 5:00am on the scheduled days. DOT, in partnership with Granite Construction, is working to improve road conditions on the Seward Highway from MP 75 to 90. This project will also include new bridges at Glacier, Virgin and Peterson Creeks, and the rehabilitation of the Ingram Creek bridge. The road will be completely closed during these times, with no alternate or detour routes available. For more information, call DOT at 269-0450 or visit AlaskaNavigator (dot) org.last_img read more

Mariah Carey Reveals Her Battle With Bipolar Disorder

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first_imgNETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 17, 2016 – 9:49 am Mariah Carey Wins Best New Artist News Email Mariah Carey Reveals Her Bipolar Disorder mariah-carey-reveals-her-battle-bipolar-disorder In a new interview, the GRAMMY-winning singer opens up for the first time about her struggles with the conditionNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 11, 2018 – 8:25 am After spending years battling the condition privately, Mariah Carey has now publicly revealed she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Mariah Carey Reveals Her Battle With Bipolar Disorder Twitter Facebook In a recent interview with People, the superstar opened up about the upheaval the condition has caused in her personal and professional life, which began in 2001 when she was hospitalized following a breakdown.”Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she says. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.”Bipolar disorder is defined by the Mayo Clinic as, “a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).” https://twitter.com/MariahCarey/status/984025281957629953 Fortunately, Carey’s decision to speak up about the condition now is due in part to how well her treatment is going. The GRAMMY winner also wants to use this opportunity to encourage others to communicate their struggles with bipolar disorder and seek proper help.“I’m just in a really good place right now where I’m comfortable discussing my struggles with bipolar II disorder,” said Carey. “I’m hopeful we can get to a place where stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone. It can be incredibly isolating. It does not have to define you and I refuse to allow it to define me or control me.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”last_img read more

Town Officials Lobby State To Fund Route 38 Reconstruction From Woburn Line

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen and the town’s legislative delegation are lobbying the state to secure funding for the reconstruction of the Route 38 (Main Street) corridor from Route 62 south to the Wilmington/Woburn line.“This project will reduce traffic congestion along the corridor, improve safety and traffic operations, and provide healthy transportation alternatives for our community,” wrote Selectman Chair Kevin Caira in a recent letter to the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. “This section of Route 38 serves as the conduit to the commercial center of the Town, with various retail, restaurant and commercial land uses along its length. In addition, local community amenities along this corridor include the recently constructed Yentile Farm Recreational Facility, the Wilmington Dog Park, Middlesex Canal and Aprile Field at Town Park, make this project of particular significance to the Town.”“The Town has funded design through the 25% design phase; with MassDOT funding the remaining design work to completion given the roadway is under MassDOT jurisdiction,” wrote State Representatives Dave Robertson and Ken Gordon, and State Senator Bruce Tarr, in another letter to the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. “Considering this joint effort for design services, we are relying on the MPO to [schedule] this complete streets project in the FY2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for construction funding so that we can advance to construction as soon as possible.”This Route 38 improvement project has several goals, including:Improve overall safety and traffic operationsReplace or add new sidewalk connections (e.g., Yentile Farm to Town Dog Park) to address lack of continuous pedestrian facilitiesFix wide driveway openings and poorly defined roadwayMake drainage improvementsMake water and sewer main improvementsImprove aesthetics along the roadway (e.g., railroad adjacent to the Route 38/62 intersection)The two-mile stretch of Route 38 under consideration for improvements has 12,500 to 21,000 vehicles travel it daily.  The peak traffic periods are 7:15am to 8:15m and 5pm to 6pm. There are two existing traffic signals — at the Route 38/62 intersection and at the Route 38/129 intersection.  There are no turn-lanes along Route 38 except at signalized intersections.The project will be designed to (1) meet MassDOT funding requirements, (2) limit impacts to wetlands and abutters; and (3) make significant improvements to the roadway, sidewalks, utilities and landscaping. Throughout the entire 2-mile stretch of road, there will be 11-foot travel lanes and 5-foot shoulders.  There will also be a sidewalk on the east side of the road from Main Street to Cross Street and a sidewalk on the west side of the road from Triple Nickel Autobody to the Woburn line.Improvements will take place at four key intersections:Route 38/Route 62: The intersection grade would remain an F because new lanes can’t be added due to buildings on the corner, the bridge, and the retaining wall and railroad tracks.  Several improvements would be realized, however.  A left turn pocket would be created southbound to make it easier to turn left.  2 receiving lanes northbound would make it easier to go straight in that direction. Some businesses at the intersection are using on-street parking, which is not allowed on a state highway.  The town would work with them to find another parking arrangement, freeing up more of the roadway for travel.  The traffic lighting signalization would be vastly improved. If no improvements are made, it was suggested that the average traffic delay at the intersection would be 200 seconds within 20 years.  If the proposal goes through, the delay would be knocked down to just 80 seconds. From an aesthetic stand point, the tracks would be screened by trees.Route 38/Route 129: The intersection wouldn’t look a whole lot different. Lane configuration remains the same, with the left turn lane on Route 62 lengthened a bit and a 5-foot shoulder added throughout the area. The intersection grade would improve from a C to B in the morning, and remain a C at night.Route 38/Cross Street/Butters Row: Butters Row would be significantly realigned and Cross Street would be slightly realigned so that Route 38, Cross Street, and Butters Row all line up at the intersection. Additionally, crosswalks and ADA compliant wheelchair ramps would be installed at the intersection. And a new sidewalk would connect Yentile Farm to the Town Dog Park and Aprile Field.  The intersection grade would improve from an F to a C.Route 38/Old Main Street: Old Main Street would be significantly realigned so that it comes into Route 38 at a 90 angle.  The improvements would provide a more defined entrance to Old Main Street and make for a more defined intersection.  The intersection has a “pretty significant” crash history, attributed to the awkward intersection with a severe skew angle. The intersection does not currently have a grade.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 10 Things That Happened At Last Week’s MeetingIn “Government”Rep. Miceli, Senator Tarr Advocate For Butters Row Bridge Replacement, Route 38 ImprovementsIn “Government”SELECTMEN DEBATE RECAP: Bendel, Caira, Fasulo, Maselli & Sullivan Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”last_img read more

Chrome cracks down on dataharvesting extensions

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first_img The new rules also require any personal communications or content to be transmitted with encrypted-protected network connections. That means no more unprotected video and photo sharing.Extensions are just one way data can be harvested, though. Website scripts and cookies — some of them from Google itself — also can gather personal data and track you across the internet. In this domain, other browsers — Apple’s Safari, Mozilla’s Firefox, Brave Software’s Brave and Microsoft’s Edge — are becoming more assertive on behalf of the people using them.Google announced Project Strobe in 2018 after a massive data exposure through its Google+ service. It sketched out the related Chrome policies in May. Google has now published detailed wording for Chrome extension privacy and data-handling rules along with the Oct. 15 date the policy goes into effect. Review • Our Google Pixel review: Pure Android at its absolute best Google working on Chrome pause button, Bill Gates calls… Preview • Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google’s post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on) How To • How to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android phone Now playing: Watch this: Google Pixel News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? CNET may get a commission from retail offers. A Google Chrome sticker on a Google Pixel Chromebook Stephen Shankland/CNET Google’s Project Strobe, an attempt to keep Chrome browser extensions from slurping up your personal data, will take effect Oct. 15. The change is part of a broader tech industry move to protect private information that can be gathered for creepy business purposes or leaked through data breaches.Project Strobe imposes two requirements on developers who write the extensions that customize Chrome’s behavior. First, it requires that extensions only gather the least amount of personal data necessary. Second, it requires more extension developers to post a privacy policy — specifically, anyone writing an extension that handles personal communications or any other user-provided content.Break the rules? Your extension will be booted from the Chrome web store, said Chrome team members Alexandre Blondin and Swagateeka Panigrahy in a blog post Tuesday. Post a commentcenter_img 1:38 Computers Tech Industry See it Share your voice 0 Mentioned Above Google Pixel (32GB, Quite Black) Tags $219 Chrome Chrome OS Privacy Googlelast_img read more

Rare picture of Taliban founder Mullah Omar surfaces

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first_imgThe picture, taken in 1978, was first posted on the Taliban’s official site (http://shahamat-english.com/omar-iii-from-the-slum-to-emirate ).A clearer scanned copy obtained by AFP today shows a youthful, thickly-bearded Omar wearing a green turban and a waistcoat over his traditional Afghan tunic, as he stares directly into the camera.A senior Taliban official who sent AFP the picture said it was originally a black-and-white image that was later colourised. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortThe life and death of Omar remain shrouded in mystery and the new image may be one of only two verified photographs.“The picture was taken while Mullah Omar was a student at a madrassa in Kandahar,” the official said.According to an official biography he was born around 1960 to a humble family in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar.last_img read more

Im not shopping there again Angry motorist Helen boycotts this MS store

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first_imgDriver named following fatal collision Helen Lanceley was fined for parking too long at the M&S food store in Stone. Stone Town Council has previously called for the M&S parking charge to be scrapped. The Westbridge Park store – which opened last summer – currently charges £1 for 90-minutes parking. The parking charge is refunded to customers who spend more than £5 in the store and ‘collect by car’ shoppers enjoy 15 minutes free parking. Read MoreThese are the rules for parking in parent and child bays at a shopping centre   Helen said: “I had been to the shop a number of times before and when we got there, there was no sign up to say there was a limited stay or that we needed to pay. One of the parking signs outside Stone’s M&S Foodhall “We parked in a disabled bay at the front of the shop and put the blue badge on display. “My dad even asked one of the shop workers whether there was a charge because the machine had been covered up. She told him not to worry because there was no charge.” Helen, who lives in Market Drayton, received the parking fine on February 6 after going over the ‘maximum period allowed’. It demanded £85 within 28 days.   Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorist Helen Lanceley has vowed to never return to an M&S store – after landing an £85 parking charge. The 56-year-old was stunned to receive the parking penalty through the post after cameras caught her staying too long at Stone’s M&S Foodhall. She had parked in a disabled bay and displayed her parents’ blue badge before taking her 80-year-old dad, who has Parkinson’s, and her 79-year-old mum, who has arthritis, for their weekly shop and a bite to eat in the cafe.  Helen says they checked that there was no time limit or parking charge in place when she visited the store on January 30 – and says 90-minutes is not long enough for disabled customers to do their shopping. Now Helen has managed to overturn the penalty after complaining to M&S and Euro Car Parks. M&S Foodhall, Stone The popular M&S Foodhall features an outdoor cafe with views of the canal, a bakery and a collection point for online shoppers. StokeonTrentLive has not been able to contact Euro Car Parks for a statement regarding Helen’s parking penalty. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Punter found hiding in bushes center_img She added: “When I got the letter, I rang M&S which seemed totally disinterested. My daughter went online and tried to speak to Euro Car Parks through its live chat and that got us nowhere. “I then wrote to them and they told me that because I had been given the wrong information about the parking charges they decided to cancel the fine. But there was no apology and I can’t be the only one this has happened to. Read More’We’ve had eggs thrown, wing-mirrors smashed and our tyres burst…’ – Speed camera operators issued with CCTV body-cams after angry motorists target their vans on Stoke-on-Trent’s roads   “I don’t have to pay the fine anymore – but I won’t be shopping at that M&S again. I’m not being difficult, we just simply can’t use it because 90-minutes is not long enough. “It’s a shame because Stone M&S is all on the flat, which made it so much easier, and we just can’t use it.” Police search for missing woman Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive  or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowlast_img read more

Star Clippers sends a ship to postIrma St Maarten for 13 departures

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first_img Travelweek Group Posted by Star Clippers sends a ship to post-Irma St. Maarten for 13 departures << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharecenter_img Thursday, August 9, 2018 Tags: Royal Clipper, St. Maarten, Star Clipper, Star Flyer MIAMI — Star Clippers says one of its ships will spend the entire 2019-2020 season sailing out of St. Maarten, “to show our support for the island’s economic recovery as well as to educate travellers that these islands are open and ready to receive visitors.”The 170-passenger Star Flyer will offer 13 departures out of St. Maarten between December 2019 and March 2020.“Tourism plays a crucial role in the Caribbean’s economy, and we’re encourage by the reports that St. Maarten, as well as so many of the islands affected by last year’s hurricane season, are well on the road to recovery,” says Star Clippers America President Mirell Reyes.Star Flyer’s itineraries offer seven, 11 and 14 night durations out of St. Maarten.For clients looking to sail the Caribbean sooner, Star Clippers’ upcoming season runs from December 2018 through March 2019 with 37 departures ranging from seven to 14 nights.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsTwo ships, Royal Clipper and Star Flyer, call on multiple islands that were affected in last year’s storms, including St. Maarten, Dominica, St. Kitts, Guadeloupe, St. Barts, BVI and Anguilla.Promotions include free two-night hotel stays plus breakfast and transfers in either Barbados or St. Maarten on select 2018 and 2019 departures.Guests booking select 11-night Montego Bay to Barbados and seven-night Windward and Grenadine Islands itineraries will receive two complimentary nights at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, a full service resort in Christchurch, Barbados.Guests booking select 14-night Panama and seven-night Treasure and Leeward Island sailings will receive a two-night stay at the charming Holland House beach hotel in downtown Philipsburg, St. Maarten.Solo travelers can take advantage of waived single supplements on select Caribbean sailings on the Star Flyer or the 227-passenger Royal Clipper between December 2018 and March 2019, with rates starting at US$600 per person for a three-night sailing.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureAll three of the tall ships – Star Clipper, Star Flyer and Royal Clipper have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, convivial tropical bars on deck and piano lounges.The brand’s newest vessel, Flying Clipper, is scheduled to debut in late 2018.last_img read more