Ashes Test: Sophie Molineux shines on debut as Australia women dominate EnglandWomen’s Ashes Test: After posting 420 on the board in the first innings, Australia restricted hosts England to 199 for 6 at Stumps on Day 3 in Taunton.advertisement India Today Web Desk TauntonJuly 21, 2019UPDATED: July 21, 2019 00:07 IST Sophie Molineux picked up 3 wickets on Day 3 of the Ashes Test (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSophie Molineux picked up 3 wickets on Day 3 of Ashes TestEngland were reeling at 199 for 6 at Stumps, trailing Australia by 221 runsEngland need nothing less than a win to save the Ashes seriesAustralia’s Left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux had a dream debut as she hurt England’s chances of saving the Ashes by picking up 3 crucial wickets on Day 3 of the only Test in Taunton on Saturday.Sophie Molineux got the big wickets of Heather Knight, Amy Jones and Sarah Taylor as England huffed and puffed to 199 for 6 at Stumps on Day 3 of the only Ashes Test. Australia had declared on 420 for 8 earlier in the day after Beth Mooney became the 5th Australian batter to score 50-plus in their first innings.England lost Tammy Beaumont to Ellyse Perry as early as the third over as the Australian star’s dream Test continued. However, Amy Jones and Heather Knight had a 79-run stand for the 2nd wicket before Sophie Molineux picked up her maiden Test wicket to send Knight walking back.Amy Jones fell to Molinuex in the 44th over but Natalie Sciver saved the blushes for the hosts on Day 3 with a hard-fought 62. Sciver remained unbeaten at close of play even as England lost Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt in quick succession.If the proceedings of the 1st 3 days are anything to go by, England’s chances of saving the Ashes Test looks bleak. They need nothing less than a win to avoid Australia retaining the Ashes.Rain had washed away play on Day 2 after Lunch on Friday in the Test but Ellyse Perry stole the show with her hundred. The Australia No. 4 hit 116 from 281 balls before England’s Laura Marsh got her wicket.Women’s Ashes is a point-based series and the team that earns the most points at the end of the series will clinch the trophy. Australia are the current holders of the Ashes as they won it in the backyard of England in 2015 and then retained the trophy in Australia in 2017.advertisementA team will be entitled to earn two points on winning an ODI or T20I. If the match is tied or abandoned, both teams will receive a point each. The only Test consists of four points to grab, however, in case there is a draw, the teams will get two points each.Also Read | Women’s Ashes Test: Ellyse Perry finally gets dismissed before rain plays spoilsport on Day 2Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ashes testFollow England women cricketFollow Australia women’s cricketFollow Sophie Molineux
A pioneering treatment for high blood sugar and high blood pressure, created by a team from the University of the West Indies (UWI), has won the Minister’s Innovation Awards for 2012. The entry, titled: ‘A Novel Treatment Against Hyperglycemia and Hypertension,’ was adjudged as likely to be the most significant in its effect on the scientific and technological world. It topped a field of 177 entrants in the awards competition developed by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining. The delighted team comprising Dr. Lisa Lindo of the Biochemistry Department, Dr. Trevor Yee of the Natural Products Institute, and Professor Paul Reese of the Chemistry Department, were on hand to collect the Champions ‘Innovator of the Year’ trophy and a cheque for $2 million, at the awards gala and banquet held last night (November 8) at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston. The product also came out on top in the Health and Wellness category, earning the team a further $750,000. “This is a great feeling,” Dr. Lindo said of the win. She explained that the team used the eucalyptus plant in their experiment and found that extracts from the plant were doing better than some popular drugs now in use to lower hypertension and blood sugar. She said they were in the process of patenting the drug and looking forward to have it produced as a supplement to be taken orally. “It is really great because now I am thinking that we can look into more research, more into folklore medicine. We know that everybody looks into drinking these plants but we don’t really know what is in these plants that is causing the effects, so now we have now proved, in this case, what is really in it and what it is good for,” she said. The UWI team shared the spotlight with a group of students from Sunderland Primary School in St. James, who won the Youth Award for their Sunderland Quick Patch, which is designed to fill potholes. They received $1 million and a trophy.Sunderland Other winners on the night were Alison Latchman in the ‘Creativity’ category for Cabbie Chronicles; Leary Myers and Leonardo Clarke of the UWI in the ‘Resource Utilisation Efficiency’ category for Real Time Monitoring and Alert System; Kingsley Palmer in the ‘Resource/Knowledge Valorisation’ category for Agriculture-Water Harvesting and Conservation Techniques; and Ewan Pitter in the Open category, for ‘Renewable Energy Driven Fully Controlled Microcontroller Based On Automated Hydroponic Greenhouse system’. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, said he was pleased that after a brief hiatus, the Ministry has once again begun to salute the achievers and innovators in a spectacular way. He pledged that the competition will be held annually. He explained that the format of this year’s competition is “winners take all” but noted that an arrangement has been reached with the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) to assist all the entrants to properly register their patents. This, in an effort to “add value to your thoughts, to your ideas, to your innovations,” Mr. Paulwell said. Stating that the country’s development will soon be judged on the number of patents registered per annum, he said that “we are going to get our youngsters in schools to …focus now on the sciences (and) to stop thinking that these are hard subjects. We need more Mathematicians, we need more Chemists, we need more Physicists… it is in these areas that we have opportunities that we are going to exploit.” Chief Judge and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, UWI, Professor Ishenkumba Kahwa, noted that the winners were unanimously agreed on by the judges. He noted that the judges did research to verify the originality of the patents and commended the high quality of the entries particularly the information communication technology (ICT) submissions. Distinguished Jamaican-born chemist, Professor Bert Fraser Reid, who has done ground breaking research into the chemistry of sugar, delivered the main address at the black tie awards ceremony, which was a special Jamaica 50th Anniversary event. Professor Reid encouraged the entrants not to give up if they were not successful the first time but to continue trying. The Minister’s Innovation Award was being staged for the fourth time since its introduction in 2005. It is aimed at nurturing a culture of creativity and stimulating or catalyzing innovation through the application of science and technology to drive economic growth and wealth creation. Through the awards, outstanding, innovative individuals and institutions are identified, recognised and rewarded. They are also given assistance to protect and commercialise their innovations. The event itself provides an opportunity to celebrate and promote innovative attributes and cultural values.
A number of Pictou County residents will soon be enjoying betterdrinking water and a cleaner environment. A waterline replacementproject in Stellarton and a sewer upgrade in Riverton, worth acombined total of $683,140, have been approved through theCanada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program. A total of $455,426 in joint federal and provincial funding wasannounced today, Dec. 8, by Premier John Hamm and by RobertThibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of GerryByrne, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada OpportunitiesAgency. The Municipality of the County of Pictou and the Town ofStellarton will fund the balance upon formal acceptance of theagreement. “The projects we are announcing today for Pictou County aretangible results of the partnerships between our governments andcommunities,” said Premier Hamm. “By investing in projects likethese, we are making an investment in a prosperous future forNova Scotia.” One of the first priorities of the Canada-Nova ScotiaInfrastructure Program is “green” municipal infrastructure thatensures effective wastewater management and safe drinking water.To date, the majority of the federal and provincial fundingannounced has been directed towards green projects. “Community infrastructure is a top priority for the government ofCanada,” said Mr. Thibault. “Through the Canada-Nova ScotiaInfrastructure Program, we are investing in green projects, likethe ones announced in Pictou County today, that will improve ourquality of life through safe drinking water and reliablewastewater systems.” The $269,455 Waterline Replacement project in Stellarton providesfor the replacement of 1.34 kilometres of aging waterline on sixstreets in various locations throughout the area. This willeffectively provide some 112 households with improved waterquality and improved access to fire protection. Eliminating theneed for water main replacements will also reduce the amount ofwater loss through leakage and will significantly reduce overalloperating costs for the town of Stellarton. “Clean drinking water and effective fire protection are more thanjust services, they are essential needs of Stellarton residents,”said Art Fitt, mayor of Stellarton. “Projects like this one helpus meet those needs and improve the types of municipal servicesthat we can provide to our residents.” The second project for Pictou County, the $413,685 Riverton SewerUpgrade project, calls for the design and construction of a newwastewater collection system to replace the existing line that isinaccessible for adequate maintenance due to misaligned jointsand tree roots. Reduced infiltration will increase thereliability of wastewater collection and treatment services, andeliminate sewage backups and overflows. The new system offers thepotential to connect more houses to municipal wastewaterservices, and benefits the environmental protection of EastRiver. “It’s great to get the go-ahead for these projects today,” saidAllister MacDonald, warden of the Municipality of the County ofPictou. “Delivering efficient municipal services to the residentsof Pictou County is our number one priority.” This is one in a series of approval announcements for projectsunder the program, which has invested more than $166 million in111 projects to date. Additional announcements are expected asprojects undergo environmental assessment and final approval. The $195 million, six-year Canada-Nova Scotia InfrastructureProgram is administered by the Atlantic Canada OpportunitiesAgency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation is a member of the managementcommittee. The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities is representedon the program’s management committee. SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Two Infrastructure ProjectsAnnounced for Pictou County
Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday expressed confidence that the BJP will come back to power in the state with an “unprecedented” mandate after the upcoming Assembly polls. Fadnavis said his ongoing ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra’ has so far covered over 3,000 km and reached out to over 100 constituencies (out of the total 288) in the state. “Wherever we go, the yatra is being welcomed by people and getting a huge response. Looking at the people’s support, we are sure that we will get an unprecedented victory in the Assembly polls,” he told reporters here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Fadnavis on Saturday visited some tehsils in Pune as part of the third leg of his mass outreach campaign. Taking a swipe at NCP workers’ protest in Baramati town here against his yatra, Fadnavis wondered if Article 370 (that earlier granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir but was recently abrogated) was imposed in Sharad Pawar’s bastion so as to not allow any other party to hold a rally there. His remarks came when reporters asked him about some NCP workers’ allegation that police used lathi-charge when they shouted slogans during Fadnavis’ mass outreach campaign in Baramati on Saturday. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The police earlier denied that lathi-charge was used. “My first question about the protest was how many people (NCP workers) were there…there were only seven people, and is there any need for police to resort to lathi- charge for seven people?” Fadnavis asked. When the police chased them, they ran away, he said. “I would like to ask them, will it be okay if our party workers create ruckus in public meetings held by Sharad Pawar…is it the way?” he said. He asked if there was a rule that nobody from other parties should hold a public rally in Baramati. “Is there an Article 370 imposed in Baramati or is Baramati separate from Maharashtra?” he quipped. Fadnavis said if the opposition parties come to BJP’s strongholds for public meetings, his party would help them. “What is the problem…ultimately we live in a democracy, and in a democratic system, everybody has the right to hold public meeting, but what kind of a way it is that the chief minister should not enter their (NCP) town and hold a meeting?” he asked. Asked about the alleged multi-crore irrigation in which NCP leader and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar’s name has cropped up, he said the case was in the last phase as its final hearing was underway in the Bombay High Court. “Whatever proofs and reports we have, we are submitting them in the court in the form of affidavits…all the things before the high court are crystal clear,” he said. On some NCP leaders saying that Sharad Pawar had to face problems because of Udayanraje Bhosale, the party MP who joined the BJP on Saturday, Fadnavis said it now appears to be a case of “sour grapes”. “When Bhosale was in the party, the NCP projected him and sought votes. When their ‘Shiv Swarajya’ yatra (a pre-poll mass contact programme) was announced, the NCP wanted that he should lead it and an announcement was made about it,”he said. “Now (that) he has left, he has become bad…I think people of Maharashtra will give a reply to the NCP in the elections,” the chief minister said. Bhosale, a descendant of warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, on Saturday quit his Lok Sabha membership from Satara to join the ruling BJP. Fadnavis expressed confidence that Bhosale will win the by-election from Satara with a huge margin. Talking about his agenda for next five years if his party comes back to power, Fadnavis said in the last five years, his government’s thrust was on watershed management. “In the next five years, our focus will be on making the state drought-free by diverting excess rainwater to scarcity-hit and rain-deficit districts,” he added.
13 November 2008More than 160 Egyptian personnel arrived in Darfur today as part of a large battalion that will boost the strength of the joint United Nations-African Union force deployed earlier this year in an attempt to quell the fighting and humanitarian suffering in the strife-torn Sudanese region. More personnel from the Egyptian infantry battalion are expected to arrive on Friday and Saturday in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state and the headquarters of the force known as (UNAMID).Deputy Force Commander Major General Emmanuel Karake Karenzi welcomed the new arrivals, who will be deployed in Umm Kadada in North Darfur, where they will join the 177 members of the advance party that is already on the ground.“I want you to look at yourselves as part of one family,” he told the Egyptian personnel. “You are therefore more than soldiers of peace; you are also ambassadors of the African Union and ambassadors of the United Nations.”Another 184 members of the Egyptian infantry battalion are expected to arrive at the end of the year. Egypt’s contribution to UNAMID includes a signal company, engineering company, heavy transport company and another infantry battalion that is expected to arrive in the near future.UNAMID should have about 26,000 uniformed personnel, including just below 20,000 troops, when it reaches full deployment. It currently has only around 10,000 personnel, and senior UN officials have repeatedly called on countries to supply the remaining troops and equipment that are needed.An estimated 300,000 people have been killed and 2.7 million others displaced from their homes in Darfur since rebels began fighting Government forces and allied militiamen, known as the Janjaweed, in 2003. Yesterday UNAMID joined Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in welcoming the Sudanese Government’s declaration of an immediate ceasefire between its forces and the rebel movements in Darfur and also Khartoum’s stated plan to disarm allied militias operating in the region.“This ceasefire could signal the start of a new phase in the search for a just and lasting peace in Darfur,” UNAMID said in a statement.
In a statement to the press, the current Council President, Ambassador Ole Peter Kolby of Norway, said that Council members expressed satisfaction that the parties have started implementing the demands of resolution 1399, which called for the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD-Goma) to withdraw from Moliro and Pweto. “Members of the Security Council are encouraged by the partnership between the Council and the Political Committee of the Lusaka peace agreement, as illustrated by the latter’s swift endorsement (in its communiqué issued on 20 March) of Security Council resolution 1399,” the statement said. In addition to Pweto, both documents call for the withdrawal from, Kayaya, Yayama and the demilitarization of Kisangani. “The members of the Security Council call on the parties to resolve the status of all outstanding New Defensive Positions in a conclusive manner,” the statement said, appealing to all parties for calm in order to facilitate the withdrawal of the respective parties to the agreed positions. “They also call on the parties to do everything possible to ensure the security and safety of MONUC personnel.” Council members also reiterated the importance of the full opening of the rivers to commercial traffic. “They called on the Congolese parties to confirm the good will they have been expressing in this regard, and to translate it into action,” the statement said. Earlier in the day, MONUC chief Namanga Ngongi said that a team from the Mission had been deployed to Yayama to monitor whether Congolese Government troops had withdrawn from that area. “I am vividly concerned about the delays in the implementation by the parties of their own commitments,” Mr. Ngongi said, deploring the failure to comply with the Security Council’s recent call for a troop pullout from Pweto, which had been occupied in contravention of the Kampala and Harare disengagement plans. At the same time, the MONUC chief voiced hope that delays “will not have negative repercussions on the disengagement programme and the peace process as a whole” and emphasized the need for maximum efforts to achieve a political solution to the conflict in the DRC.
by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 5, 2013 1:04 pm MDT Liberals hope strong job creation in B.C. marks the start of a trend VICTORIA – British Columbia’s jobs minister is pleased with Statistics Canada’s latest figures showing B.C. led the country in job creation in June, as the provincial unemployment rate fell half a point to 6.3 per cent.Minister of Jobs Shirley Bond says employment figures show 8,900 net new jobs were created across the province last month, but she also says job creation has been up and down in B.C. recently.Bond says she’s hopeful the June figures are the beginning of a trend showing the Liberal’s job plan is starting to kick in.Bond is also pleased with a shift in the types of jobs created, saying 21,600 full-time positions opened up in June, offsetting the disappearance of 12,700 part-time jobs.Across the regions, unemployment fell to 3.7 per cent in Nanaimo, 3.8 per cent in Prince George, dipped to 4.5 per cent in Kamloops and sits at 6.5 per cent in Vancouver.Elsewhere, the number of people looking for work climbed two-tenths of a point in Kelowna and Abbotsford, reaching 7.7 and 8.5 per cent respectively in those urban centres, while sticking at its May setting of 5.5 per cent in Victoria. (CHNL) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
ANKARA, Turkey – Prosecutors in western Turkey have demanded a life sentence for U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of masterminding the failed coup, the state-run news agency reported Tuesday.Concluding a yearlong investigation into his movement’s financial dealings, prosecutors in the city of Usak demanded that Gulen be punished with two life sentences plus 1,900 years in prison, the Anadolu Agency reported.In the more than 2,500-page indictment accepted by the court in Usak on Tuesday, Gulen and 111 other suspects are accused of transferring funds obtained through charities or donations to the United States via “front” companies, Anadolu said. It said the indictment also makes reference to Gulen’s alleged role in the July 15 coup.Gulen, a former Erdogan ally who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, is already on trial in absentia in Turkish courts, facing life terms over accusations of plotting to overthrow the government and leading an armed group. He has also been indicted on a charge of leading a terror organization and faces another trial in absentia in November.On Tuesday, police in Istanbul launched simultaneous raids on 44 companies suspected of providing financial support to Gulen’s movement while authorities issued warrants to detain 120 company executives, Anadolu reported. The private Dogan news agency said the companies searched included a supermarket chain.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused to rule out bringing back the death penalty in order to punish the coup plotters — a move that would further jeopardize Turkey’s faltering European Union membership bid. But on Tuesday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim appeared to move away from reinstating capital punishment.“Anyone who spilled the blood of our martyrs will be held to account. But, my valuable citizens, we won’t act in the spirit of vengeance,” Yildirim said during his weekly address to his ruling party’s legislators. “Death penalty is death for one time. But there are worse ways of dying. This is through an objective and fair trial.”Meanwhile, Turkey made a formal request to Greece for the extradition of eight Turkish officers who fled to the neighbouring country after last month’s attempted coup, the state-run news agency reported Tuesday.A Justice Ministry file had been delivered to Greece requesting the officers’ return over charges that include breaching the Constitution through the use of force, plotting to kill the president and crimes against the parliament and government, Anadolu reported.The six pilots and two engineers fled to Greece aboard a military helicopter after the July 15 attempt. Turkey wants them returned to stand trial on charges of participating in the violent attempt by renegade officers within the Turkish military that resulted in at least 270 deaths. Parliament was bombed, while Erdogan escaped an attack on his hotel at a seaside resort.The eight deny involvement in the coup and have applied for asylum, saying they fear for their safety amid widespread purges in the aftermath of the attempted overthrow of the government.The government says the coup was the work of followers of Gulen’s religious movement, who allegedly have infiltrated the military over the years. The government declared a state of emergency and launched a massive crackdown on Gulen’s supporters in the aftermath of the coup, raising concerns among European nations and human rights organizations who have urged restraint.Some 35,000 people have been detained for questioning and more than 17,000 of them have been formally arrested to face trial, including soldiers, police, judges and journalists. Tens of thousands more people with suspected links to Gulen have been suspended or dismissed from their jobs in the judiciary, media, education, health care, military and local government.Gulen has denied any prior knowledge or involvement in the coup. by Suzan Fraser, The Associated Press Posted Aug 16, 2016 1:31 am MDT Last Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Turkish prosecutors seek 2 life sentences for Gulen
There’s still time for senior Brock students to sign up for Grad Send-off.Hosted by the Brock University Alumni Association and Co-op, Career and Experiential Education, the annual event aims to ensure the University’s soon-to-be graduates have the tools required to put their best foot forward after earning their degree.Grad Send-off will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Ian Beddis Gymnasium.The two-hour, expo-style event will feature an appetizer buffet, giveaways, tips on how to save money as a new graduate, free professional LinkedIn headshots, a resume review clinic and a career fair hosting more than 50 employers seeking Brock graduates to hire.Students in their third and fourth year are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore available resources that will help them find a career that suits their interests, experience, and skills.Registration is free and students are welcome to stop anytime during the two-hour window. Attendees will enjoy an exclusive 20 per cent discount on diploma frames from the Campus Store and students with a valid government ID will also have the chance to taste local wine crafted by Brock alumni winemakers.The Annual Fund will be collecting donations at the event to support mental health initiatives on campus.Senior students can register for the 2019 Grad Send-off through CareerZone’s website.
Mrs Vavalidis claimed methotrexate toxicity was to blame for her husband’s death and accused Dr Wheeler of failing to ensure he was properly monitored for his long-term use of the drug. Stefanos Vavalidis, whose family are suing Dr Peter Wheeler over his deathCredit:Family photograph Dr Wheeler is regarded as one of the most respected private physicians practicing in London.His admissions will shock both his colleagues in the profession and the many patients who have passed through the doors of his exclusive private clinic, the Sloane Street Surgery.Mr Vavalidis’s widow and their two sons Alexander, 32, and Philip, 27, say the former director of the National Bank of Greece “suffered gravely” before his death as a result of the treatment he received from Dr Wheeler.As a result of the methotrexate damaging his liver his health worsened until he found stairs difficult to climb and had to fit a ramp to his holiday home in Greece. The banker’s family say his condition deteriorated so much that at one stage he wanted to move from their four-storey townhouse in Chelsea to a flat with a lift. 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. The former private physician to Diana, Princess of Wales has admitted a catalogue of serious failings which led to the premature death of a top City banker.Dr Peter Wheeler, who officially identified Diana’s body after she was killed in Paris, and has treated the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Kent, has admitted Stefanos Vavalidis would have lived another 18 months if not for his mistakes.The private physician is facing a damages claim of £300,000 in connection with the death of Mr Vavalidis, a leading figure in European banking.Mr Vavalidis’s widow, Barbara, claims that her husband’s death from liver failure at the age of 69 was caused by Dr Wheeler’s negligent prescription of a potentially dangerous drug.Dr Wheeler – who works from a private practice in Knightsbridge and has treated celebrities such as Nigella Lawson and the actor Anthony Andrews – prescribed Mr Vavalidis with the cancer drug methotrexate between May 2003 and 2015 to treat the skin condition psoriasis.But, according to a writ lodged with the High Court, the drug severely damaged the banker’s liver and over the years his health worsened dramatically, until his immune system began to shut down, leading to his death from cirrhosis of the liver, with pneumonia and renal infection at University College Hospital in London, in January 2016. Now Dr Wheeler has admitted he was in breach of his duty as a doctor by failing to properly monitor Mr Vavalidis’ use of methotrexate and failing to follow up apparent complication in his patient’s condition.In a defence to Mrs Vavalidis’ writ against Dr Wheeler his London-based solicitors Nabarro LLP admit he “was aware that the drug may be associated with liver toxicity” and that he would have lived for at least a year and a half longer had he been treated properly.They state: “It is admitted that, but for [Dr Wheeler’s] admitted breach of duty, methotrexate would have been stopped by no later than around 2009/2010 in response to the low platelet counts which would have been deleted at or around that time, had the count been monitored.”They go on to admit: “The presence of a low platelet count would or should have led to further investigations which would have revealed liver cirrhosis. Had the methotrexate been stopped at or around that time then, given [Mr Vavalidis’s] condition and his comorbidities (obesity and diabetes) he would still have died of liver failure. However the rate of progression of the liver disease would have been reduced and death would have been delayed by around 18 months.”
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Kathryn Eriksson, the wife of convicted former Federal MP Andrew Theophanous, has written to Julia Gillard in an attempt to clear her husband’s name.In the letter, a copy of which Dr Eriksson sent to Neos Kosmos, she asked the Prime Minister to intervene to establish a public judicial inquiry into the circumstances surrounding her husband’s convictions. “I hope and pray that you will act to set up this inquiry in the interests of justice,” said Dr Eriksson in the letter, adding that the PM could “right a grave wrong” by her intervention. The letter describes how County Court judge Jeanette Morrish, who dismissed one of the four charges of which Dr Theophanous was initially convicted, had roundly condemned the actions of the former National Crime Authority (NCA). Judge Morrish said in her 2006 judgment that the conduct of the NCA “seriously calls into question the integrity of all previous proceedings”.Dr Eriksson is using Judge Morrish’s comments to support her appeal to the PM to investigate “the unlawful and improper actions of the former NCA.” The NCA has denied any wrongdoing in its investigation and prosecution, which related to Theophanous’ alleged involvement in migration fraud. In 2002 Dr Theophanous became the first Australian politician convicted of accepting bribes and spent nearly two years in jail. Dr Theophanous said that he hoped his wife’s plea would lead to a retrial on his three remaining convictions. “I am confident there is enough new evidence to prove my innocence,” Dr Theophanous said. In December the Attorney-General allegedly told Dr Theophanous that the government would move to stop his lifetime pension. Dr Theophanous has said he had been prevented from submitting a retrial petition because authorities were refusing to provide him with documents relating to his case.
Stay on target I recently went to Japan on vacation, because I am a giant nerd who likes anime and video games and toys and whatnot. I brought back two suitcases full of collectibles from Glorious Nippon, and we will be looking at most of the things I brought back in time (I’m not saying you can expect a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure collectibles Loot Drop, but…) but let’s start off small with one of my favorite traditional Japanese tchotchkes: Gashapon.You know those crappy little toys that come in plastic bubbles you can get at the front of the supermarket for a quarter? Gashapon are those, taken to an absurd next level thanks to Bandai and a handful of other companies, with a pumped-up price tag to match the better everything. Gashapon machines are everywhere in Japanese cities, especially in neighborhoods where nerds hang out. There were entire stores of gashapon machines in Akihabara, Den-Den Town, and Nakano Broadway, and they were packed with weird toys and figurines all way better than the sticky hands and cheap mini-brass knuckle keychains you can get here.Gashapon come in little plastic bubbles, just like supermarket toys here (and the name comes from the onomatopoeia of the sound of the machines dispensing them). They’re more expensive, though, starting at 100 yen and going up to 500 yen, making them about $1 to 5 depending on the complexity, size, and quality of the toy.Gashapon can be anything that fits in a plastic bubble (or, for larger items, a cylinder). We’re talking keychains, phone charms, miniatures of food and animals, prop replica toys, figurines, pins, panties, you name it. Yeah… panties. And yes, it’s creepy, but I do this for you, reader.I spent a slightly irresponsible amount on gashapon when I was in Japan. How irresponsible? Well, the slideshow below shows over two dozen things I picked up. My personal favorites are the Sailor Moon wand, the cat napping on a water heater, the coin locker, the Mother phone charms, and the Pokemon sign pins (which were city- and region-specific sets for Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo). Click on to see what comes in all these bubbles. Duel of the Cubicles with Hasbro’s Star Wars The Black Series Ligh…Playmates Brings Back Classic Voltron 1/25Asakusa lantern phone charmModeled after the giant lanterns at the Asakusa shrine and temple in Tokyo. It actually flickers gently like a lantern when you touch the two metal contacts on the bottom. 1/25Puppy in a croissant sandwich phone charmThe Japanese obsession with cute things and food miniatures results in some weird combinations. This is from a series of phone charms of puppies in food. As in, as components of food items. There’s also a cat series. 1/25Gold-plated poop on a satin pillowBecause golden poop is lucky in Japan. Seriously, that’s the explanation. 1/25Miniature coin lockerThese coin lockers are all over Japan train stations and are incredibly handy. The neat thing about this one is that you can put a 100-yen coin in the slot to open it, and take the coin out to lock it. 1/25Miniature post boxI just thought it was cute. 1/25Miniature cat sleeping on a hot water dispenserAnother series of animals being cute in weird ways. This is from an entire wave of cat miniatures napping on appliances. I’m a bit bummed, because I thought it was a rice cooker, which was the one I wanted. 1/25Miniature Dragon Quest chestsDragon Quest is big in Japan (there’s a Dragon Quest-themed convenience store in Akihabara with loads of slime merch). These chests are from the Famicom (NES) and Super Famnicom (Super NES) games. The purple one was a mimic, but the others just had molded gold. The mimic’s the best one. 1/25Fox mask phone charmThis is just a personal favorite because I picked it up at Fushimi Inari Taisha, this big shrine in Kyoto with thousands of red torii gates going up a mountain. The mask itself is a common gashapon, but if you’re ever in Kansai you should really check out Fushimi Inari. 1/25Streets of Rage keychainThis is a pretty rare one, because it came from Tokyo Game Show, from a company that specifically makes nostalgic Sega merchandise. 1/25Beverage can keychain flashlightTotally not Gatorade. But it lights up! 1/25Halloween Pikachu phone charmHalloween starts in September, at least in Pokemon Centers in Japan. This is the most adorable Pikachu ever. 1/25Pokemon street sign pinsThere are different waves of these pins from Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo. I got a couple from all three cities. 1/25Pokemon gym badge pinsSurprisingly rare and surprisingly great. These are the gym badges from Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow. They’re enameled metal, just like the street sign pins. 1/25Gundam pinThis is from Gundam Front in Odaiba, which is a live-sized RX-78-2 Mobile Suit Gundam in front of the DiverCity shopping center. It’s awesome. Gundam Wing, however, blows. 1/25Kirby miniaturesDawwwww, he’s an adorable all-consuming destroyer! 1/25Kirby Cafe keychainsThere are Kirby cafes in Osaka and Tokyo. You need to come early to get a reservation for that day, otherwise you can’t eat there. You can get gashapon there, though. 1/25Sailor Moon mini propsDon’t care, it’s all magical. 1/25Miniature cat apparently mounting a ravenI… I don’t get it. This was a thing. 1/25Mother and Mother 2 phone charmsMr. Saturn phone charms, by the way? Super-rare. Like $10 each. 1/25Madoka soul egg phone charmDon’t trust anything cute if it tells you to become a magical girl. 1/25JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure stone mask phone charmNo big deal, it’s a stone mask that turns you into a vampire. It’s literally the least insane thing from JoJo. 1/25Dragonball Z phone charmFrom J-World Tokyo, an indoor Shonen Jump amusement park/attraction in Ikebukuro. 1/25Miniature gashapon machine model kitThis is a model kit, not an actual gashapon. But it’s still great. And meta. 1/25Darkstalkers Morrigan figurineNot even the creepiest thing I got from a machine in Japan, because… 1/25PantiesYep. Yeeeeep. Yep. <>
Firefighters quickly extinguished a house fire Thursday morning on Northwest Bernie Drive in Vancouver that left the home’s occupant with minor injuries.Fire District 6 spokesman Dave Schmitke said the initial call for the fire came in at 9:37 a.m. at the 650o block of Northwest Bernie Drive. The agency responded with two engines, and Vancouver Fire Department deployed another to assist.When responders arrived, smoke and flames were escaping from the front of the house, Schmitke said. The fire was contained within five minutes.At least a dozen firefighters were working around the home about an hour later. A front window of the single-story house had been broken where, according to Schmitke, firefighters threw burning debris out onto the front lawn.Schmitke said initial indicators suggest the fire started in the living room in the northeast backside of the home where furniture was burning.The Vancouver Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.The home’s single occupant received minor injuries and refused transport to a hospital.
After weeks of rumors, Penton Media announced today that it is buying Lebhar-Friedman’s flagship title, Nation’s Restaurant News.Randall Friedman, publisher of Nation’s Restaurant News, is joining Penton as market leader of the Penton Restaurant Group, which will include Nation’s Restaurant News as well as Penton’s own Restaurant Hospitality and Food Management. Nation’s Restaurant News will be located in Penton’s New York City headquarters, while Restaurant Hospitality and Food Management will continue to operate out of Cleveland. The NRN sale, as well as the reported shopping of Lebhar’s Dowden Health Media, is seen as part of a plan to pay back GE Capital, which financed Lebhar’s estimated $40 million acquisition of Dowden Health Media in 2005. In 2006, Dowden Health Media founder Carroll Dowden bought back the consumer magazine division of Dowden Health Media (which included four regional titles with combined revenue of under $10 million). Last year, Lebhar-Friedman sold Dowden Professional Publications to Quadrant HealthCom Inc.With the sale of NRN, Lebhar-Friedman retains four retail-focused publications: Home Channel News, Chain Store Age, Retailing Today and Drug Store News.
WASHINGTON, MA — Below is a press release from Congressman Seth Moulton’s Office:This week week, the US Environmental Protection Agency has placed the Olin Superfund site in Wilmington on the Administrator’s Emphasis List, meaning it is on the top of the EPA’s to-do list.In a press release announcing the news, the EPA cited the community’s coordinated effort to demonstrate the sites potential for economic development.Representative Seth Moulton (MA-06) has been working with state and local leaders and the community’s business owners to prime the area for redevelopment.“Cleaning up our environment creates jobs and improves our cities and towns–not to mention leaving a healthier planet for our kids. Wilmington will be safer and healthier, and its economy will be stronger, when the Olin Site is restored,” Moulton said. “We got this designation thanks to the strong cooperation between local businesses and leaders at every level–clearly the EPA saw the united front within our community to fix this problem.”“I am very pleased to hear about this great news that the EPA expedited the Olin Chemical Site,” added State Representative Dave Robertson. “This is the culmination of literally years of work, debate, and cooperation by the town, state and federal governments. I hope that the work proceeds quickly, and I will be sure to watch closely with Congressman Moulton to ensure the clean-up is not rushed, but rather to the standards that Wilmington residents deserve.”The EPA added the Olin Chemical Superfund site to its Administrator’s Emphasis on April 1, 2019, with “the goal of expediting the selection of a remedy to remediate soil, surface water, and areas of highest ground contamination”. Since the list’s inception, 15 cites across the country have been added and successfully removed from the list.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton, Stewart Introduce Bill To Designate “9-8-8” For Suicide Hotline Dialing CodeIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Urges President Trump To Take Steps To Bring Afghan Allies, Translators To SafetyIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Congressman Seth Moulton Endorses Robertson, To Campaign With Him On Nov. 4In “Government”
The latest version of a bill advancing a natural gas megaproject restores language concerning collective bargaining.The Senate Finance Co-Chair Pete Kelly announced on Tuesday evening that the committee will scrap the less specific language they had planned to use when dealing with labor terms. Instead, the new version of the bill will include provisions encouraging Alaska hire and addressing “project labor agreements.” That means labor organizations will be involved in setting the wages and benefits for work on the project. Union and non-union firms could both secure contracts with the provision. Sen. Click Bishop, a Fairbanks Republican, pushed to include the language in the bill.“We want to make sure that as far as practicable, that the producers and the state contract with Alaska businesses,” said Bishop.The North Slope gas project is seen as a jobs bonanza by many members of the Legislature – it would involve the construction of an 800-mile pipeline and cost at least $45 billion. The oil companies that are party to the agreement already signed off on the idea of project labor agreements when they inked a deal with the Parnell administration in January. The Senate Finance Committee also accepted two separate amendments to the bill on Tuesday. They added a non-compete clause, which prohibits state officers involved in gasline negotiations from taking work with the other parties involved in the contract for three years after their termination date. They also specified that the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation should represent the state’s interest in a natural gas liquefaction plant, rather than creating a subsidiary to do so.The changes build on the revisions the Senate Finance Committee debuted on Monday, which include bumping the tax rate from the 10 percent proposed by Gov. Sean Parnell up to 13 percent. That would give the state 25 percent equity in the project.The bill is expected to be sent to the Senate floor for a vote within a week.
Nome’s role in the future of Arctic shipping was the main topic of discussion at the most recent meeting of the Nome Port Commission. With the summer shipping season in full swing, harbormaster Lucas Stotts said the port had a busy July, emphasizing that, “both docks are completely jam-packed full until August 2.”And vessel traffic is only expected to rise. A report published by the US Army Corps of Engineers in March of this year tentatively selected Nome as the site of a proposed deep-draft port, the first Arctic port of its kind in the country. The project is estimated to cost nearly $211 million in total, with the city on the hook for a possible $113 million.Construction of the Port of Nome’s Middle Dock continues to progress. (Photo by Matthew Smith, KNOM)City officials say much depends on the Port’s capacity to attract funding partners who have a vested interest in Arctic development. But securing those potential partners is easier said than done. With ongoing plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea, petroleum giant Shell Oil would have been an attractive partner for Nome, though the company took its business elsewhere this summer.“It struck me right in the face that Shell Oil is doing logistics out of Kotzebue and not Nome,” said Commissioner Charlie Lean.Lean was disappointed that Shell passed over Nome in its planning for this year’s drilling season. He cited Nome’s transportation infrastructure and longer shipping season as major selling points for the port and urged the city to market itself more aggressively in the future.Port project manager Joy Baker said, despite this year’s disappointment, the door with Shell isn’t shut completely. “We’re still on their radar,” Baker stressed, “but they’re going to run their small crew changes out of Kotzebue… taking advantage of the closer airport to their working location.”Meanwhile, the Port of Nome is focusing its energy on expanding local services, with construction of the Middle Dock already underway. The project will add another 200-foot dock, allowing the port to accommodate two to three additional mid-sized vessels.Baker updated the commission at the recent meeting, explaining that, “things are going real well, real smooth, mother nature’s been very cooperative.” She said progress overall is rapid, adding the look of the dock “changes every day, considerably.”Baker also introduced plans for a possible boatlift at the mouth of the Snake River. Because Nome does not currently have the capacity to remove larger vessels from the water, they’re forced to travel south to ice-free harbors such as Juneau or Seattle for the winter. Baker debuted two concept drawings for a possible lift, with initial bids ranging from $4.3 to $4.5 million. While she emphasized that the concept is still abstract, she said it’s never too early to think about Nome’s future.“I think it’s another piece of infrastructure that is on the horizon for Nome,” suggested Baker, “I just don’t know when that magical time is to build it.”When it comes to future planning, outgoing commissioner Iura Leahu commended Baker for keeping her “eye to the future.” In his final comments, Leahu thanked his fellow commissioners for their continuing work and expressed his hope of seeing those efforts pay off down the road. “I think that there is a future here for the city of Nome,” Leahu insisted, “and I think we might be able see a port here that is going to make a difference in this region.”Much of this hope rests on the US Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to move forward with a deep-draft Arctic port in Nome. After reviewing all inter-agency and public comments on the “tentatively selected” plan, a final decision is anticipated by December 2015.
Gaming is very important to AMD right now, mainly because it supplies core components for both the Xbox One and PS4. But its Radeon line of graphics cards and APU chips also form a key part of its business. Maximizing the performance of games running on AMD hardware is therefore a key concern, and so the chip company has created Mantle.Mantle is basically an alternative API to DirectX and OpenGL, which aims to use the GPU much more efficiently while at the same time make games development much easier. AMD goes so far as to claim 9x the draw calls per second compared to competing APIs when using Mantle, while at the same time unlocking new ways to render graphics and allowing effective multithreading across up to 8 cores.One of the first games to take full advantage of Mantle is Battlefield 4. Developer Dice has just completed implementing a Mantle renderer for the Frostbite engine, and the performance gains are significant based on tests they have run using compatible and varying hardware configurations.Dice has made it clear that using AMD Mantle allowed them to optimize Battlefield 4 well beyond what was possible with DirectX 11.1. And that has been possible due to Mantle’s better multithreading and lower CPU cost.Testing was performed on three configurations that represent low-end, standard, and high-end hardware. These configurations are summarized below:Low-end hardwareAMD 4 core A10-7850K APU running at 3.7 GHzWindows 7 64-bitBattlefield 4 set at 720p medium settingsLevel: Singapore “Beach”Standard hardwareAMD 8-core FX-8350 CPU running at 4GHzAMD Radeon 7970 3GBWindows 8 64-bitBattlefield 4 set at 1080p Ultra 1x MSAALevel: Siege of ShanghaiHigh-end hardwareIntel 12-core Core i7-3970x Extreme running at 3.5GHz2x AMD Radeon R9 290x 4GBWindows 8 64-bitBattlefield 4 set at 1080p Ultra 4x MSAALevel: South China Sea “Broken Flight Deck”What Dice found was that by using Mantle they realized a 14 percent performance improvement on the low-end machine, 25.1 percent on the standard machine, and a massive 58 percent gain using high-end components. If that’s not reason enough for gamers to get excited about Mantle I don’t know what is.Of course, support for Mantle is limited right now dependent on your hardware, but it will slowly open up and will work with Nvidia cards eventually. In turn it’s also going to push Microsoft to take a look at DirectX performance if Mantle offers such massive gains.If you are eager to test out Mantle right now, then you’ll need a Radeon GPU with Graphics Core Next, a 64-bit version of Windows 7, 8, or 8.1, and will have to install the AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta drivers, which AMD has yet to post on their support site, but they should appear here.
This very week, what many say is the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab, Dubai, officially opens its Scape Bar. This is outdoors, on the luxury property’s new Terrace deck, fixed to the rear of the iconic 28-floor, sail-like construction: the entire terrace, all 110, 220 square metres of it, was made in eight pieces by ADMARES in Finland, and shipped to Dubai to be assembled here, says the gal. It is now permanently fixed, on 90 steel poles, and it therefore gives the Burj a sand beach, two full-sized pools (one freshwater, one seawater), 32 air-conditioned cabanas with Bang & Olufsen, fully-stocked minibars and private terraces facing out to sea – plus Scape restaurant, which serves Californian food, and the Bar.One of the pools has a glass-sided catwalk bridge, ideal for fashion shows. This is an event space of the most superior style. On Friday 28 October, Super Cars takes place here, on the deck: Dubai car enthusiasts bring along their Lamborghinis, Maseratis and the like to show them off – you can drive right to the deck, around the side of the main Burj building. Next month from the 17 to 19 November, it is the turn of the world’s owners of priceless classics: they fly the precious cars in, for a two-day extravagance that is a Concours d’Elégance aiming to rival the annual event at Pebble Beach in California.The rest of the time, the Terrace is reserved for guests of the 202-suite hotel, and local members who pay 125,000 dirham a year for double membership, kids come free. One local likes the idea so much he has paid extra to have a cabana rented by the month (well, they do also have lovely bathrooms, with Sodashi toiletries). I just hope they have time to explore and try the Burj’s sensational indoor restaurants. I have already raved about the redone Bab Al Yam, with its wood-burning oven. Today I am shown the new-look Al Mahara, which now has a big-window bar instead of the somewhat-claustrophobic submarine simulator, and cloth-free table tops and food by English chef Nathan Outlaw – it was full at lunch today, though mostly with young Asian couples who seemed more preoccupied by taking and posting photos than looking at the thousands of fish in the aquarium, or by the food.But where we lunched was such an experience that even the world’s top luxury hotel excelled itself. About 200 would be at the regular Friday brunch today, said German Manager Melanie Klatt, but it was all so spacious, and small amounts of at least 200 dishes were constantly replenished. I was with international-Spaniard Sandra Farrero, who regaled me with memories, of working at Harrods, of flying to Havana with Mohamed Fayed to meet Fidel Castro, and more, and we toasted a mutual friend’s health in Dom Pérignon 2006 and then, like sparrows, composed our plates, starting with seafood and going on to melt-in-mouth Japanese Wagyu ribeye, carved tableside by a tall young Kenyan. Honestly, I thought, this taste rivals anything in David Jones! And then the white car, a Rolls-Royce Phantom naturally, was ready to drive me on.Mary Gostelow travels over 300 days a year, doing one-night stands in top hotels around the world. Read her daily travelogue, www.girlahead.com. Two fashionistas on the catwalk bridge over one of The Terrace’s two pools, used for fashion shoots.
The economic crisis has changed the behaviour of Cypriot consumers who are have moved from ‘shopping big’ to ‘shopping smart’, according to the head of the pancyprian supermarkets association Andreas Hadjiadamou.Hadjiadamou was quoted in Phileleftheros in an article on Sunday saying that since the crisis, price has become the driving factor. This was observable, he said. People now choose more offers, compare prices, buy only the basic necessities, shop on a smaller scale with more visits to the supermarket, scrutinise flyers and buy cheaper products and value packs.“Conditions have changed in recent years and consumers have become more discerning,” he was quoted as saying. “People make more cautious and practical decisions”.He said price was also the driving factor in why consumers chose to shop at different supermarkets, which has left them to compete more among themselves on cleanliness, quality, price, environment and customer service in order to gain competitive advantage.“There is a lot of competition in the retail sector and there is no complacency in the market,” he said. “Each supermarket trying to look ahead.”According to Phileleftheros, the issue was the subject of a Masters thesis by a student, a graduate of the Open University.He wrote that before 2008 only 45% of consumers used a shopping list. By 2013 this percentage had risen to 75%. He also noted that 80% of consumers now scrutinised flyers and 40% make purchases based on offers they read about in the leaflets.This suggested that shoppers were taken up less by buying brands and no longer considered cheaper products to be inferior such as supermarkets’ ‘own brands’. The top ‘cheaper’ products Cypriots buy are cleaning items, oil, sugar, pastas and flour.The main conclusion of the study was that most supermarkets in Cyprus do not have own brands to the same extent as the UK and could be losing out. Instead, they rely on intensive advertising and discount offers in their quest to gain competitive advantage.You May LikeYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola