7 days agoBrambati: AC Milan refused to sign Ribery for Gattuso

first_imgBrambati: AC Milan refused to sign Ribery for Gattusoby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Serie A defender Massimo Brambati says AC Milan were wrong to dump Rino Gattuso.Brambati also insists Gattuso was blocked from signing Franck Ribery before he joined Fiorentina.”I still don’t understand why Milan took this long path round with Marco Giampaolo only to then get Stefano Pioli,” Brambati told TMW Radio.“It was better to stick with Gattuso and follow his ideas, as in a meeting he had asked them to sign three experienced players, including two who were free agents.“Gattuso had requested Ribery as one of the names, who was then brought to Fiorentina by Luca Toni and is doing a great job there.“Instead, Milan rejected Gattuso and all his proposals.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgNEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Kearney Lake Road Kearney Lake Road and the Highway 102 northbound exit will have one-lane closures for intersection improvements, signal installation and widening until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Terence Bay Road, 7.7 kilometres Lower Prospect Road, 2.3 kilometres Lower Prospect Branch, 0.30 kilometres HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Lawrencetown River Bridge Lawrencetown River Bridge on Highway 207 near Lawrencetown Beach will be closed until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic will be directed through the site on a temporary bridge regulated by traffic lights until the replacement is completed. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 Local Area Office: 902-798-6885 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-756-2697 Fax: 902-756-3458 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from the Broadway overpass, easterly to Exit 29 at Barney’s River Station for about 8.1 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, July 31 for repaving. Motorists will follow a pilot vehicle through a two-kilometre work zone. Wide load detour signs to be posted. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through construction zone. Traffic control people will be on site. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Cribbons Point Road Cribbons Point Road, at the intersection of Route 337, east for about 1.7 kilometres, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 306 Route 306 from Acres Road southeasterly to the intersection of Route 349 and Route 306 in Sambro, 4.5 kilometres will be reduced to one lane at various locations until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels, pilot vehicle and traffic control people. Motorists are advised to use caution while travelling through marked work site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-638-3150 Fax: 902-638-3356 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from west of Addington Forks, west for 6.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for road construction until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic will be controlled by signs and traffic control people. Motorists are advised to use extra caution when travelling through the construction zone. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge The Old Baxters Mill Bridge near Baxters Harbour will be closed to replace the bridge until Thursday, Aug. 23. Detour route is available at Long Beach Road and Baxters Harbour Road. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125 in Cape Breton Regional Municipality from Exit 2 to Exit 4 will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, Aug. 3. A detour route is available via Keltic Drive. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7 metre height restriction and 15 tonne weight restriction until further notice. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY Ogilvie Bridge Ogilvie Bridge on Route 357 in Meaghers Grant will be closed for repairs until Wednesday, Aug 1. A detour is available on Cole Road and Wyse Road. Signs will be in place. Fax: 902-863-7482 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333 from Mills Road in Goodwood, south to Brookside Road will have one-lane closures for patching and sealing until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 327 Traffic on Route 327 (Marion Bridge Highway) is reduced to one lane for repaving from the intersection of Caribou Marsh Road, south for six kilometres, until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control people. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax” 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 Local Area Office: 902-543-4671 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Port Maitland Bridge Port Maitland Bridge on the Main Shore Road is closed for replacement until Friday, Aug. 3. Traffic control consists of detour signs and traffic control people. There is a detour on Main Shore Road and Quaco Road. INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105 from the Victoria-Inverness county line, westerly about 3.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for clearing and repaving until to Friday, Aug. 31. A pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-3732 Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, from about six kilometres south of Route 276 at Goshen, south to the Guysborough-St. Mary’s municipal boundary will have intermittent one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Sunday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge, on Route 348 near Pictou Landing, is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 344 Route 344 from the intersection at Trunk 16, easterly to MacPherson Lake Road, will have intermittent one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday with occasional Saturdays. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Brickton Bridge The Brickton Bridge on Mount Hanley Road will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for repairs and painting until Friday, Aug 17. Detour route at Trunk 1 to Lawrencetown Lane to Middle Road. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: West Side South River Road West Side South River Road, from the intersection of Highway 104 for five kilometres to the south, will be reduced to one lane for road construction until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic will be controlled by signs and traffic control people. Motorists are advised to use extra caution when travelling through the construction zone. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-798-6885 Fax: 902-798-2927 RICHMOND COUNTY: Black River Bridge Black River Bridge in Dundee will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, July 31, for repairs. Traffic control consists of signals. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sackville River Overpass The Sackville River overpass on Highway 102 southbound, south of Exit 4A, will have a left lane closure for bridge repairs until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control consists of a jersey barrier and speed reduction to 80 km/h. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 HANTS COUNTY: Route 214 Route 214 from Park Road, to Trunk 14, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Old Margaree Road Overpass Highway 105 at Old Margaree Road Overpass in Baddeck will be closed for Bridge painting until Friday, July 27. Traffic control consists of traffic signals for detour. Northfield Road, from Silver Road to McKeen Road at Upper Northfield Osborne Road, from Lower Branch Road in New Germany to end of chip seal Zwicker Mill Road, from Route 208 to Trunk #10. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: South River Lake Road South River Lake Road, from Route 316 east for 6.1 kilometres, will have intermittent one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Sunday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.center_img Local Area Office: 902-532-2844 Fax: 902-532-7092 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Intersection of Salmon River, Brookside and Pictou Roads Motorists are advised that a one-lane closure will take place at the intersection of Salmon River, Brookside and Pictou Roads for upgrades to the intersection until Wednesday, Oct 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route if possible. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-798-6885 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125, Leitches Creek Bridge The eastbound lanes of Highway 125, over Leitches Creek, will be reduced to one lane, 24 hours a day, until Sunday, Sept 30. This will allow concrete repairs, waterproofing, and repaving of the bridge deck. Drivers should use extra caution and be prepared for traffic delays in the construction area. Keltic Drive is available as a detour. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 302 Route 302 at the intersection of Trunk 2, westerly to Trider Road, will have one-lane closures for road work until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Barronsfield Road Barronsfield Road at the intersection of Route 242-Barronsfield Road in River Hebert, northerly for six kilometres, will have one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work is expected to continue until Sunday, Sept. 30. Motorists are advised there will be lane closures and to expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-1776 Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 111 Highway 111, eastbound and westbound, from the Windmill Road overpass to Lake Micmac and Lake Banook will have lane closures at various locations until late July for construction. Two travel lanes will remain open for commuters from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Halifax bound, and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Dartmouth bound. At least one travel lane will remain open at all other times. Motorists are advised to use extra caution when travelling through the work site, and be prepared for delays. Traffic is controlled by traffic control people, signs, cones and barrels. Work is expected to take place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday (some weekend work may take place). HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 from Kempt Shore, easterly to Sherman Lake Road, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Sunday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-6885 Fax: 902-798-2927 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from Uniacke Mines Road west to Lakelands South Rawdon Road will have one-lane closures for patching and sealing until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 RICHMOND COUNTY: Route 320 Traffic on Route 320 will be reduced to one lane from north of the intersection of Route 206 near Arichat north for 4.5 kilometres toward D’Escousse to allow for repaving. Work will take place between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and traffic will be controlled by traffic control people. The project is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, July 31. Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14 Trunk 14 to the Lunenburg County line will have one-lane closures for patching and sealing until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Three Sections Paving has started on three sections of road in Halifax Regional Municipality. Sections being paved are: Work is expected to continue until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Motorists can expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Trunk 7, about 2.6 kilometres north of the Antigonish-Guysborough County line, for about 8.3 kilometres, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Arisaig Wharf Road Arisaig Wharf Road, from Route 245 to the end of the road, almost one kilometre, will be closed for repaving on Friday, July 27. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office; 902-863-0364 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sedgiwich Bridge Sedgiwich Bridge, near the intersection of the Archibald Brook Road and the Higginsville Road, will be closed until Sunday, Sept. 30, for replacement. Traffic will be routed through the site over a temporary one-lane bridge controlled with traffic lights starting early to mid July. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Paving Projects Paving has started on three sections of road in Lunenburg. Sections being paved are: Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-798-6885 Fax: 902-798-2827 CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-237-0068 Fax: 902-835-1860 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 from the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border, easterly to the CNR overpass, will have a one-lane closure for paving until Tuesday, July 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Sections of Route 333 from the West Dover ballpark for eight kilometres to Blind Bay at the intersection of MacDonald’s Road, will be reduced to one lane from Monday, July 30, to Sunday, Sept. 30 to allow for repaving. Work will take place between sunrise and sunset. Traffic will be controlled with signs and traffic control people. HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14 Trunk 14 from Cheese Factory Corner (Route 202) to Beaverbank Road (Route 354) will have one-lane closures for patching and sealing until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-384-2599 Fax: 902-384-3275 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. PICTOU COUNTY: Westville Road and Trunk 4 Beginning Monday, July 30, traffic on the Westville Road (Route 289) will be reduced to one lane from Exit 23 of Highway 104 for 2.5 kilometres southwest to the Westville town line. Traffic will also be reduced to one lane on Trunk 4 (Truro Road) from the intersection of the Westville Road (Route 289) for 2.5 kilometres to the west. The reductions will allow for repaving. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is scheduled for completion on Sunday, Sept. 30. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16 from the intersection at Larrys River Road northerly to Church Street will have intermittent one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday with occasional Saturdays. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 DIGBY-YARMOUTH COUNTIES: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from Darling Lake, Yarmouth Co. to Salmon River, Digby Co., will be reduced to one lane for a paving project until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control will consist of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Brooklyn Road Brooklyn Road at the intersection of Highway 101 in Yarmouth County is closed to traffic for construction of a new underpass until Friday, Aug. 31. Drivers are asked to take an alternate route. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 south and northbound lanes will have intermittent one-lane closures between Exit 11 (Stewiacke) and Exit 13A (Power Centre) for repaving until Tuesday, July 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 -30-last_img read more

More work needed to ensure timely justice departing Beverley McLachlin says

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s retiring top judge says more must be done to ensure the justice system is accessible to everyone in a timely way — and Beverley McLachlin hopes she will continue to play a part in the reform process.McLachlin steps away from the Supreme Court after 28 years — including almost 18 as chief justice — and more than 2,000 cases on everything from assisted dying to interprovincial trade.She reflected Friday on the work of the court in the post-Charter of Rights and Freedoms era and her belief that the justice system belongs to the public.“I hope that I’ve tried to make it more open and reassure Canadians that the courts are their courts and that we the judges who serve on those courts are all dedicated to providing better justice for Canadians,” she said during a news conference.A landmark 2016 ruling from the high court defined time limits for completing criminal trials, but McLachlin says more must be done to address delays and costs that pose barriers.“I believe that access to justice, being able to use the justice system, is something that every Canadian is entitled to.”The federal justice minister, attorneys general from across the country and judges are focusing on the problem and making changes, she said. McLachlin is impressed with smaller efforts, such as more readily available information on the legal process and discounted legal services to help people navigate the system.“There is much being done, and there’s much more we can do. And I’m hoping that when I retire I can continue in some way to push this project of access to justice, and making justice more accessible to all women, men and children in Canada.”At a gala sendoff Thursday night, McLachlin was toasted by former governor general Adrienne Clarkson, former prime minister Brian Mulroney — who appointed her to the high court — and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Notably, but perhaps not surprisingly, absent was Stephen Harper, who publicly tangled with the court during his time as prime minister.In a statement, Trudeau said McLachlin, the eldest of five siblings raised in rural Alberta, remained grounded and down-to-earth despite a meteoric rise through the judiciary.“She understood that the law had to be meaningful and accessible to Canadians and demonstrated this through judicial decisions written in clear, understandable language.”McLachlin demurred Friday when asked about her legacy, but said she tried to uphold the law in a responsible, pragmatic way for the people whose lives it touched.Her impact could be felt for a while yet.Though McLachlin officially retired Friday, she will have a say on judgments in cases she has heard, as long as they are released by June 15. If any come out after that date, the judgment will note that she had no input into the decision.McLachlin said she is proud of the work the court has done on First Nations files and in the development of a legal structure into which Indigenous rights can function, as well as her “small role” in the development of jurisprudence under the charter.She singled out the federal reference to the court on Quebec secession as one of her more difficult cases.“It was very challenging because it was at the edge, at that fine line between constitutional law and political matters. We had to be very careful what we said and what we did.”The justice system has come a long way over the years in recognizing the special needs of people with mental illness who have committed crimes, for instance by diverting them into streams that make medical care available, she said.“There’s an increasing recognition that we have to find other ways to deal with this considerable problem of mental health in the justice system.”While she wants to continue fostering more universal access to justice, McLachlin seems confident that Canada’s highest court is in good hands.“What have I left undone? No doubt a great deal,” she said. “There’s much left to do out there, but it will be for someone else.”— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

Its a farce No Indigenous women named to civilian advisory panel overseeing

first_imgMounties enforce an exclusion zone at the Alton gas site in Nova Scotia May 2019 (APTN file).Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsJust days after the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report, the federal government announced an interim civilian advisory board to oversee the RCMP.But Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale didn’t appoint any Indigenous women to the 13-member watchdog panel announced June 5, even though the inquiry called for major reform of the national force two days earlier.The board does include one Indigenous man – John Domm, the former chief of police of the Nishnawbe-Aski and Rama police services.Goodale described it as “the biggest, single innovation in the management of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 145 years.”He said the board can make non-binding recommendations about police resources and labour relations but will stay out of investigations and operations.Something RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki praised.“I’m confident that they will help us achieve our goal: a modern, effective, healthy and inclusive national police organization, trusted by Canadians for our policing excellence,” she said in a statement.The inquiry’s final report was another in a series of criticisms of the force – especially in the way officers interact with families of victims, and the number of cases that remain unsolved.RCMP officer outside the exclusion zone at the Uni’stot’en pipeline dispute in northern B.C. January 2019 (APTN file).Janet Merlo, a former constable who led the fight to sue the federal government for millions in damages from sexual harassment and discrimination in the RCMP, feels the makeup of the board shows the government still doesn’t get it.“It’s a waste of money and a waste of time,” she said of the advisory committee that is expected to cost about $1.56-million per year.“They want to talk truth and reconciliation and change. What a farce.”Merlo said a dozen inquests and inquiries have already told the government that bad management is to blame.“They haven’t implemented any of the recommendations…if they’re not going to listen to the inquests and inquiries – they’re not going to listen to Joe Public.”Merlo, who attended part of the inquiry’s closing ceremony in Gatineau, Que. on June 3, said Indigenous women could be part of the solution.“There should have been a far greater representation of Indigenous people on that board.”RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale at an announcement in May 2018 (APTN file).Marge Hudson, a former Indigenous RCMP constable and plaintiff in Merlo’s class-action lawsuit, agreed Goodale missed an opportunity to reflect the communities the police serve.“It certainly is a concern,” she said of the lack of Indigenous voices.Merlo said creating the board was part of the agreement to settle her class-action lawsuit in 2016. Along with a promise to hire more female officers.“What we put to them was…you need somewhere for people within the force that are experiencing bullying, harassment and bad behaviour, you need somewhere for them to go and lodge a complaint and know that it’s going to be investigated honestly.“Because you can’t leave them to investigate themselves. They’ve been doing that for years and look at the mess they’re in.”The RCMP has paid out millions in damage claims, and could be on the hook for even more.Merlo said her heart breaks for the families of missing and murdered waiting for Mounties to investigate their cases.“Many of these cops were harassing and assaulting their co-workers, so there was little chance they would ever extend any respect to others in the community,” she said.“As a result of their egos, their failures, and their discrimination, lives and families were forever changed.”There part-time appointees are comprised of six men and seven women, including Wally Oppal – former commissioner of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry in B.C. – and Randy Ambrosie –commissioner of the Canadian Football League.A spokesman for Goodale said appointees will provide “expert external advice” and were selected for their “executive and corporate management” skills.He noted: “Great care was taken to select members who reflect Canadian diversity, gender balance and equality and regional representation, and who support Indigenous reconciliation.”kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

Forest Service taking comments on Idaho openpit mine plan

first_imgBOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service is taking comments and holding a public meeting on proposed exploration drilling for an open-pit molybdenum mine a Canadian company is considering in the Boise National Forest in central Idaho.The agency on Friday released an updated environmental assessment involving drilling planned by a subsidiary of Vancouver, British Columbia-based American CuMo Mining Corporation.The proposed plan would allow about 13 miles (21-kilometres) of new roads and the use of about 5 miles (8 kilometres) of existing unauthorized roads to reach up to 122 drill pads in the 2,885-acre (1,200-hectare) site.A federal judge in 2016 rejected a previous plan as lacking information about a plant called Sacajawea’s bitterroot. The Forest Service says the most recent plan fixes that problem.A public meeting is set for Jan. 9 in Boise.Keith Ridler, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Top UN official in Kosovo announces elections for 17 November

Hans Haekkerup, head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), said voters would elect a 120-member law-making Assembly. Voting would be by a proportional system, so that the parties with the most votes would fill 100 of the Assembly seats. The 20 other seats would go to non-majority communities — 10 for Kosovo Serbs and 10 for other communities. All those 18 and over who were Kosovo residents on 1 January 1998 would be eligible to vote, including displaced people.During the address, Mr. Haekkerup explained the new provisional institutions of self-government, which are spelled out in the Constitutional Framework for Interim Self-Government. Mr. Haekkerup said he planned to sign the document — which he called “the most important legislative act since UNMIK was established” — after a final review on Tuesday morning by the Kosovo members of the Interim Administrative Council.Mr. Haekkerup outlined the main ideas within the Constitutional Framework, and described the significant powers and responsibilities that will be handed over to the Kosovar government. The work of the Assembly will be guided by a seven-member Presidency, which will suggest draft laws. The Assembly will elect a President of Kosovo, who will nominate a Prime Minister.Mr. Haekkerup said the Constitutional Framework was a joint effort of all Kosovo communities, adding that although consensus could not be obtained in several areas, he felt “the result is a very fair compromise.” He urged all communities to participate in the elections and the new government, stressing that only by participating “can the future for all communities be secured.” read more

Heavy rains bring worsening conditions for those who fled Liberian camp UN

A UNHCR spokesman in Geneva cited grim reports from Sierra Leonean refugees who, after fleeing the Sinje camp, had managed to reach their home country as well as other refugee camps around the Liberian capital of Monrovia.”They are famished, sick and exhausted from walking long distances,” spokesman Kris Janowski said. “They said some were too weak or wounded to manage the trek. Some have paid exorbitant prices to hire vehicles to bring them to the camps, but many cannot afford transport.”Since the June 20 attack, some 3,800 refugees from Sinje have been registered in the camps around Monrovia.Mr. Janowski said heavy rains were also wreaking havoc on already poor roads leading to the Monrovia camps, making access increasingly difficult. He said the UN agency would have to use these roads to transport Sierra Leonean refugees to the harbour for possible repatriation by sea. About 4,000 have signed up so far, with more adding their names every day.Meanwhile, UNHCR said it remained very concerned about the fate of five nurses taken by rebels in the attack on the refugee camp. read more

Calgarys apartment vacancy rate highest its been in 25 years

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Calgary’s apartment vacancy rate highest it’s been in 25 years by Mike Tarasko Posted Nov 28, 2016 8:04 am MDT Calgary’s apartment vacancy rate has hit its highest level in a quarter centuryThe Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation says seven per cent of purpose-built rentals are now sitting empty in Calgary, up from 5.3-per cent in October 2015.As a result, rent prices have dropped: an average two-bedroom is now going for about $80 less than last year.Lauretta Enders with Emerald Management and Realty says a lot of owners are offering incentives right now, but it’s essential that the home is clean and safe for renters.“A clean home that is well-repaired is much more inviting than something where there’s garbage left on the floor or the washroom hasn’t been cleaned or those types of things,” she said.Enders says it’s also important that property owners maintain a good relationship with tenants and listen to their concerns. (Stock photo: FreeImages.com) read more

Princess Dianas stepmother Raine Spencer dies aged 87

first_imgCountess Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, pictured in 2004Credit:Ian West/PA Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, has died aged 87 after a short illness, her family has said.Countess Spencer died on Friday morning at her London home, her son William Legge, the Earl of Dartmouth and a Ukip MEP, confirmed.She was the daughter of Dame Barbara Cartland, the romance novelist who died aged 98 in 2000. 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. Countess Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, pictured in 2004 Countess Spencer’s marriage to Earl Spencer, Diana’s father, was the second of three in her life for 16 years to 1992In a short statement the family said: “Raine, Countess Spencer, died peacefully at her home in London on 21st October, 2016, after a short illness.” Barbara Cartland with her daughter Countess Raine Spencer Barbara Cartland with her daughter Countess Raine SpencerCredit:PA Raine Spencer, who has died after a short illness, with her husband Count de Chambrun Raine Spencer, who has died after a short illness, with her third husband Count de ChambrunCredit:Martin Hayhow/PA Her life began in Mayfair, when she was Raine McCorquodale, with her prolific novelist mother Barbara Cartland, who schooled her very much her own way.The war years were spent outside London, at first in Montreal, before returning to England and a cottage in Bedfordshire.When the war was over, she came out in society in 1947, and in 1948 married her first husband, the Hon. Gerald Legge, the heir to the Earl of Dartmouth. Raine became a countess, upon her husband’s accession to the Earldom.In 1971, she met John Spencer, who would soon become Earl Spencer, the man whose family she owes her relative fame.Within five years, she was divorced from the Earl of Dartmouth and remarried to Spencer, moving into Althorp, where she enjoyed a period of tricky stepmothering to Diana, Charles (now Earl Spencer) and their siblings.  After Johnnie died in 1992, she was married again in two years – this time to Count Jean-François Pineton de Chambrun.In 1995, having reconciled her relationship with Diana, around the time of her divorce from Prince Charles, Mohamed Al-Fayed offered her a job at Harrods.Two years ago, she remained a director of Harrods International and Harrods Estates, and told how she travelled around the world for the company.last_img read more

Sir Bruce Forsyth spends five days in intensive care with chest infection

first_imgWhile treating chest infections is usually relatively straightforward, it can be extremely serious in elderly people who have less robust immune systems. 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. Sir Bruce Forsyth unveils memorial plaques outside the Hippodrome Casino, Sir Bruce Forsyth and wife Lady WilneliaCredit:Dominic Lipinski /PA Sir Bruce Forsyth has spent five nights in intensive care with a severe chest infection, according to reports.The TV presenter, who stepped down from hosting Strictly Come Dancing in 2014, was rushed to hospital on Sunday after falling ill and has remained in ICU since then.However the 89-year-old, who is believed to be in a stable condition, is expected to return to his Surrey home on Friday to be tended to by his wife Wilnelia. Sir Bruce Forsyth and wife Lady Wilnelia “Bruce came down with an infection last weekend, and it rapidly escalated into something very, very serious,” a friend of the star told the Daily Mail. “He was put straight into ICU because of his age, and the nature of his illness. He was in a lot of pain, but has been very stoical throughout.”Of course, because he is nearly 90, doctors had to take extra precautions and Bruce had to stay in intensive care for a minimum of five nights.”Wilnelia was by his bedside virtually the entire time, and has been amazing. Now Bruce just wants to get home, and slowly build his strength back up again. He remains in great spirits.”  Sir Bruce has been plagued with a number of illnesses over the past few months, including having to undergo key hole surgery in 2015 to treat two life-threatening aneurysms.Last year Lady Forsyth revealed he had been having difficulty moving following the operation. Sir Bruce Forsyth unveils memorial plaques outside the Hippodrome Casino, 2013Credit:REX/Shutterstock last_img read more

NASAs planethunting spacecraft is broken but theyre determined to fix it

first_imgNASA’S KEPLER TELESCOPE is broken, potentially jeopardising the search for other worlds where life could exist outside our solar system.If engineers can’t find a fix, the failure could mean an end to the $600 million mission’s search, although the space agency wasn’t ready to call it quits yesterday. The telescope has discovered scores of planets but only two so far are the best candidates for habitable planets.“I wouldn’t call Kepler down-and-out just yet,” said NASA sciences chief John Grunsfeld.Lost wheelsNASA said the spacecraft lost the second of four wheels that control its orientation in space. With only two working wheels left, it can’t point at stars with the same precision.In orbit around the sun, 40 million miles from Earth, Kepler is too far away to send astronauts on a repair mission like the way Grunsfeld and others fixed a mirror on the Hubble Space Telescope. Over the next several weeks, engineers on the ground will try to restart Kepler’s faulty wheel or find a workaround. The telescope could be used for other purposes even if it can no longer track down planets.Kepler was launched in 2009 in search of Earth-like planets. So far, it has confirmed 132 planets and spotted more than 2,700 potential ones. Its mission was supposed to be over by now, but last year, NASA agreed to keep Kepler running through 2016 at a cost of about $20 million a year.Planets where life could flourishJust last month, Kepler scientists announced the discovery of a distant duo that seems like ideal places for some sort of life to flourish. The other planets found by Kepler haven’t fit all the criteria that would make them right for life of any kind — from microbes to man.While ground telescopes can hunt for planets outside our solar system, Kepler is much more advanced and is the first space mission dedicated to that goal.For the past four years, Kepler has focused its telescope on a faraway patch of the Milky Way hosting more than 150,000 stars, recording slight dips in brightness — a sign of a planet passing in front of the star.Now “we can’t point where we need to point. We can’t gather data,” said the deputy project manager Charles Sobeck.Scientists said there’s a backlog of data that they still need to analyze even if Kepler stopped looking for planets.“I think the most interesting, exciting discoveries are coming in the next two years. The mission is not over,” said chief scientist William Borucki at the NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California, which manages the mission.The “Goldilocks zone”Scientists who have no role in the Kepler mission mourned the news. They said the latest loss means the spacecraft may not be able to determine how many Earth-size planets are in the “Goldilocks zone” where it’s not too hot or too cold for water to exist in liquid form on the surface. And while they praised the data collected by Kepler so far, they said several more years of observations are needed to nail down that number.“This is one of the saddest days in my life. A crippled Kepler may be able to do other things, but it cannot do the one thing it was designed to do,” Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, who is not part of the Kepler team, said in an email.In 2017, NASA plans to launch TESS — Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — designed to search for planets around nearby stars.Billion-year-old water discovered in Canada could give clues to early life on Earth>Hello, spaceman: Commander Hadfield is back on earth>Is that Ireland under all that weather?>last_img read more

Ming No I wont send a replacement to Brussels

first_imgLIKELY POLL-TOPPER in Midlands-North West Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has dismissed speculation that he may choose not to take his seat in Europe and instead send a replacement.Each non-party candidate running for an MEP seat can choose up to four ‘substitutes’ to take their seats if they’re unable (or unwilling) to continue in the Parliament.Flanagan, who’s predicted to top the vote in the 4-seater on the basis of tallies and exit polls, has chosen garda whistleblower John Wilson as one of his possible deputies.There was some speculation amongst commentators last night that the independent TD may choose not to head to Brussels.“I can categorically say that if I get elected to the European Parliament I will as promised go out there and represent people there,” Ming told RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke this morning.However, he left the door open to a possible early return from the continent, saying it was his intention to serve the full five years “but it was also my intention to stay in Dáil Éireann for the full term”.“I decided that it was for the benefit of the Irish people if I put my name forward for the European Parliament. Any decision I make in the future will be on the basis of what’s best for the people of Ireland.Ming’s departure for Europe will trigger a by-election in his Dáil constituency of Roscommon-South Leitrim.Read: A comedian’s brother, a garda whistleblower… The ‘super subs’ that could end up in Europe  Read: Election 2014 Liveblog: Monday’s European and local results as they happenlast_img read more

Rabbis Plan Facebook Ban

first_imgRabbis in the ultra-orthodox community are reportedly readying a Facebook ban. The religious leaders will bar other ultra-orthodox Jews from the popular social networking serving on the grounds that the site promotes online communication of the sexes, thereby leading to questionable conversations, photographs, and activities.The group argues that the site is has no business use (huh?), and is therefore a waste of precious time. A more othrodox-friendly social network might be promoted in place of the risqué Facebook.last_img

Help fund a programmable robot arm made of cardboard

first_imgRobots are expensive, partly because of the materials required to build them. And that cost escalates the bigger the robot is. But a Kickstarter project by Ken Ihara has found a way around the high cost by making a giant robot arm, by constructing it out of cardboard.It has to be seen to be believed, but the engineer really has made a fully working robot arm out of cardboard. The arm has two functions. The first is as a 3-fingered claw crane (Claw Crane Kit), which is perfect for replicating those grabber machines down your local arcade. The crane is capable of picking up a whole range of objects, but shouldn’t carry more than 325 grams with the arm fully extended.The other function, and perhaps the more useful of the two, is as a camera crane for your smartphone (Cinematographer Kit). The built-in smartphone attachment means you can become a film director in your own home, recording video with panning shots and time lapsed movement.The arm has a reach of 5ft 6″ and the choice of corrugated cardboard was made because it’s cheap, safe, easy to maintain, and flexible in its design. Cardboard also makes it relatively easy to construct modifications for the crane.The robot plugs into a USB port on your computer and allows you to program the 4-axis motor controller to carry out tasks or to form part of another project you have planned. Even the source code is being made available to hack away with.If you’ve ever wanted or needed a giant robot arm, this is the most cost effective way to do it. An actual industrial arm would cost around $100,000. This cardboard version may have much more limited functionality, but only costs $225 for the complete kit, or $175 for a working crane with one of the attachments. That’s at least in reach of most consumers.There is a lot of potential in such a creation, and it’s not going to be long before people start modding the crane if it gets funded. The creator only needs $10,000 to fund the project, over $3,000 of which he has already secured with 39 days to go. It seems likely this robot will reach its goal.More at Kickstarterlast_img read more

Cengiz Under fired up for Juve encounter

first_imgCengiz Under wants Roma to step up their game against Juventus in the bid to end their bad spell in the League.Cengiz who is currently under the radar of Arsenal and Bayern Munich, is fired up for the clash against runaway leaders Juve.“It has been a very difficult period for us and we need to win,” he told the Roma Match Programme cited on Football Italia.“Fortunately, we managed to get the victory against Genoa and it’s very important that we continue to improve. That win created more positivity around not just the team, but also everyone around us and the fans.“It was a show of character, as we were trailing twice, but were able to get back into it and in the end also win the game. The most important thing is to prove Roma are still here.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Juventus are the best side in Serie A, so we need to prepare well. It’ll also be difficult as they are on home turf, so we hope to put in a good performance. We’ve got to ‘battle’ Juve as a united group, showing strong team spirit.”Cengiz Under scored a couple of screamers in recent weeks, yet has also missed open goals and tap-ins.“I seem to find it easier to score difficult goals than easy ones! Evidently, it is something I need to work on. I also have to work on my Italian language skills and want to learn English too.“I feel more important for this team, in good form individually and with more confidence. If we compare the first six months of last year and this year, I am up by five goals and five assists.“I think with help from my teammates, I’ll be able to improve and do even better.”last_img read more

Borrowing in a Time of Credit Crisis

first_imgThe credit crunch, which began in July 2007 as a result of the subprime fallout and subsequent fallout in liquidity, is pinching the magazine industry well beyond just magazine M&A. “You’ve got to spend money to make money” or so the old saying goes, and at a time when publishers are trying to reinvent themselves by investing in online staff, technology and even new media companies themselves, loans are necessary to fund the growth. But getting those loans at a favorable rate is much harder than it was two years ago. “Lending levels and terms are much less liberal,” says Ray Shu, media team leader for GE Media, Communication and Entertainment Group, part of GE Capital Markets Inc. “Funded leverage (on both a senior and total basis) has dropped meaningfully.” Previously, financing was available at up to 5.5x senior debt and up to 7.5x with a second lien or subordinated debt tranche for many publishing deals of scale ($15 million+ EBITDA companies), according to Shu. Average equity-to-total capital levels were typically in the 25 percent to 30 percent range. In today’s market, senior debt leverage levels are in the 3.5x to 4.0x range with total debt levels topping out at 5.0x to 5.5x. Average equity-to-total capital requirements are typically in the 45 to 55 percent range, says Shu.“Gone are the days when the senior first lien piece is up in the fives and maybe a little bit more with the second lien or mezzanine,” says Chris Mangan, managing director and head of U.S. media finance with Stamford, Connecticut-based Bank of Ireland. “If you consider we’re a year into this credit crunch, leverage multiples are off at least a full turn at the senior and mezzanine levels.” Publishers with multiple adjustments to their financial statements won’t have much wiggle room. “Lenders are looking for clean financial statements—free adjustments and/or add-backs, particularly for acquisition targets—and consistent, solid financial performance from the existing company,” says Tom Flynn, chief financial officer at Summit Business Media (which completed its last major refinance last July right before the credit market soured). “There is not as much flexibility in the marketplace on terms and conditions as there was in prior years.”No More “Covenant Lite” DealsPublishers not only have to contend with higher lending terms but also stricter covenants on loans. “At the height of market activity, many of the larger deals (over $250 million in facility size) were getting done with no maintenance covenants on term loans and typically one covenant on the revolver upon incurrence of additional indebtedness (so-called “Covenant-Lite” deals),” says Shu. “To the extent deals had more than one covenant, cushions were typically large (over 30 percent). Other items such as Equity Cures were also commonly negotiated into credit agreements.” Now covenant-lite deals are coming back to haunt some lenders. “As GE generally avoided Covenant-Lite deals, we’re able to remain very active in today’s lending environment while others that had larger exposure to those types of deals are being kept at bay,” says Shu. “For the most part, we’re seeing the market return to more conventional covenant types and thresholds.”“Covenants are being set with a little less headroom than in recent history,” says Mangan “It wasn’t uncommon to see a covenant set with a 20 percent to 25 percent cushion against operating plan. Now we’re seeing 20 percent is the high end of the range, normally it’s probably closer to 15. The biggest change is pricing. We’ve been in this situation now for 13 or 14 months where the pricing has continued to move against issuers. It’s not uncommon to see first lien senior debt priced 500 or 600 basis points over libor.”Publishers are held to much stricter covenant terms. “Tighter covenants mean the margin for error is much less than it was just a year ago either in your base business or just your acquisition targets,” says Flynn. What Lenders Look ForStill, publishers that have positioned themselves with multiple revenue streams and emerging new media models are more likely to receive favorable terms which have always been differentiated depending on business model, scale of the company, competitive positioning, and other factors. An established publisher with a category-leading product offering and scale is generally going to receive more favorable financing terms and conditions than a smaller, less-seasoned publisher with developing product offerings. In the current environment, lenders and investors are placing more value on publishing companies with successful e-media and event businesses as part of their total company mix and, as such, are more willing to provide more favorable financing terms. Subscription-based and usage-driven revenue sources in particular are considered a valuable component, especially in the weaker advertising environment. “Generally, in the b-to-b space, we look for companies with either the #1 or #2 position in their category that can deliver their content to audiences in a variety of ways, from print to online to in-person events,” says Shu. “The #1 or #2 position is important since in a slower economic environment, advertisers or sponsors with a smaller budget will typically gravitate toward the market leaders. A seasoned management team that has operated through various economic cycles is critical as well.”Mangan says the most important consideration is diversity of cash flow. “Properties with single titles are the toughest to finance,” he adds. “Diversity of flagship titles and a complement of events and trade shows demonstrate that diversity of collateral, for a lack of better phrase. With the loss of eyeballs on the print side, you want to see the Web bridging that gap.” Agreements Are Subject To ChangePublishers with existing loan agreements shouldn’t feel that their terms are locked in. “I have noticed that, for existing credit agreements—especially those that were negotiated prior to the credit markets becoming much more challenged—the lenders are holding you ‘to the letter,’” says Flynn. “There is a general feeling that banks are much more inclined to charge not just fees for changes and amendments but also implement a repricing for what, in the past, may have been a rather minor change to an existing agreement. This can be frustrating to a business even with an existing agreement.”But being a proven performer can go a long way toward a favorable relationship with your lenders. “You must continue to deliver the financial results as agreed to in your financing agreements,” says Flynn. “You have to focus on having your existing assets perform and continue to invest in assets with upside potential and take advantage of areas for consolidation to mitigate risk in the sluggish economy. Everybody is feeling it. Once the market settles a bit, you want to be a proven performer whom the lending partners want to continue to do business with and help grow your business.” And at the end of the day, the banks need you almost as much as you need them. “Banks are in the business of lending—if they don’t lend, they don’t make money,” says Jeff Reinhardt, managing director at Berkery Noyes. “Right now, the private equity folks are having a tough time and they’re putting more of their own money into the businesses they’re buying. When the credit terms loosen up, they will sell off or take on greater debt. But in the meantime, they want their money to stay working.”last_img read more

Alcohol tax revenue higher than expected in Bethel

first_imgEighteen packs of canned beer line the shelves at the opening of BNC’s liquor store, Bethel Spirits, on Sept. 27, 2016. (Photo by Dean Swope, KYUK – Bethel)The city of Bethel has had some trouble collecting taxes in recent months, but one tax they’re not having trouble collecting is the 12% sales tax from alcohol.  Since the city sold its first legal alcohol in April, Bethel has collected over a quarter of a million dollars from Bethel’s two alcohol vendors. A third vendor recently opened but those numbers were not included.At 5 p.m. you can see people stopping at the city’s new liquor store on their way home to pick up a six pack or bottle wine. Each purchase includes a bit to pay alcohol taxes to the city.AC Quick Stop, which opened in May, paid $271,652 to the city in alcohol taxes. That means the store sold about $2.5 million from sales before taxes. The city is well on its way to meeting and possibly exceeding former Bethel City Manager Anne Capela’s estimated alcohol tax revenue of about half a million per year. She made that prediction based on the amount that the city brings in from cigarette sales tax.Though most of the alcohol sales took place at the AC Quickstop liquor store, Fili’s Pizza paid the city $5,606 which means they made about $47,000 before taxes.The city’s tax revenue reveals that the two vendors combined made almost $2.4 million since the first beer was sold on April 8, 2016.But is it worth it? In other words — does the money the city makes from alcohol taxes help… more than it hurts by increasing the rate of alcohol-fueled crime? District Attorney for Bethel, Michael Gray, thinks it does help because he hasn’t seen any increase in crime, at least in Bethel.“We were really expecting to see a real significant uptick. And so far, in terms of the cases referred to us, we just haven’t seen it,” Gray said.The Association of Village Council Presidents recently passed a resolution condemning the effect of alcohol sales on the villages. Gray says the villages are another matter that’s difficult to measure, though he suspects legal sales may have caused an increase there.“In August and September, we were noticing a significant uptick in the referrals for sexual assaults in the river villages. I can’t say that that’s related but I certainly suspect that it may be,” Gray said.Gray says the additional revenue should be used to help Bethel’s police department.“For years they’ve been understaffed, they have a hard time. Bethel’s a hard town to recruit people to come and live in.” Gray said.Though Gray doesn’t explicitly support a liquor store, he thinks the income will make a positive difference if it’s used for law enforcement.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | October 29, 2014 Mindray Introduces Point-of-Care Ultrasound System at ACEP The M9 ultrasound system supports improved and efficient care for patients read more Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more 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 | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Oct. 29, 2014 — At the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) annual meeting in Chicago, Mindray introduced the M9 premium compact ultrasound system, the next generation in point-of-care ultrasound technology. The M9 is designed to provide physicians imaging for immediate clinical management and decision-making.The introduction of point-of-care ultrasound into the frontline of emergency and critical care medicine brings the service to the patient. It offers expanded flexibility, including broad general imaging and comprehensive cardiac applications appropriate for the fast-paced and demanding emergency department environment.The M9’s single crystal transducer with 3T technology provides deeper penetration and sharper image quality, giving physicians confidence.  This unique technology also supports the M9’s cardiac tissue tracking accuracy and effectiveness for real-time quantitative assessment of myocardial function. There’s a seven-second start-up from standby and more than three hours of battery life, all within a slim profile ergonomic cart.M9’s other features:·       Echo Boost cardiac image optimization·       High Dynamic Range color flow Doppler·       Full suite of transducers including TEE·       15.6″ high-resolution 1920 x 1080 HD monitor·       Durable magnesium alloy case with spill resistant keyboard·       Standard built-in Wi-FiFor more information: www.mindraynorthamerica.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read morelast_img read more

Huge complex of amusement parks in Dubai celebrates opening

first_img Posted by Monday, December 19, 2016 The Canadian Press DUBAI — A massive complex of amusement parks in the southern desert of Dubai has celebrated its opening.Organizers held the event Sunday for the Dubai Parks & Resorts project after it formally opened Friday.The park includes a Legoland, a Bollywood-themed park, a movie-themed Motiongate park, a hotel and a shopping district. The park hopes to have a Six Flags by late 2019.The project, estimated to be worth over $3 billion, sits along the dusty highway connecting Dubai to the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi.Dubai hopes to develop the previously empty expanse, which will host the 2020 World Expo, or world’s fair. Dubai already has plans to one day handle over 200 million passengers a year at the nearby Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central. Huge complex of amusement parks in Dubai celebrates openingcenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Dubailast_img read more