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first_imgTORONTO – A plan by Tim Hortons to offer poutine donuts at certain U.S. locations on Canada Day is drawing a mix of amusement and disgust online.The peculiar treat, described by the company as a Canadian-inspired product, is a Honey Dip Donut topped with potato wedges, gravy and cheese curds.Tim Hortons says the donuts, along with a maple-bacon ice cappuccino and maple Timbits, are a way to celebrate the Canadian coffee chain’s origins.The product is drawing a range of reactions, with some social media users saying that while they love poutine, slathering it on top of a donut is just a bad idea.Others are open to actually trying one, but complained that the donuts are only being offered in the U.S.And one person joked that poutine donuts are so unhealthy that they can’t be sold in Canada.“Tim Hortons will sell a poutine donut but only the in U.S. because Canadian medicare refuses to cover it,” wrote one user on Twitter.The company is selling poutine donuts for US$1.49 each.last_img read more

first_imgGabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research has partnered with award-winning fashion and celebrity photographer and director Markus Klinko for the grand reveal and auction of never-before-seen photos of the beloved, international pop culture legend and fashion icon, David Bowie.Rare Photo of David BowieCredit/Copyright: Markus KlinkoA selection of prints from the collection will be auctioned exclusively to benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.Klinko’s high quality, fine art photographic prints of the late David Bowie will be revealed at a private Media & VIP Reveal Party on Thursday, February 25th, at the Markowicz Fine Art Gallery in Miami, FL, (110 NE 40th St.) from 7pm to 9 p.m. The photographs are limited editions, autographed by the contemporary photographer and are available in a variety of sizes. This exclusive reveal is made possible in partnership with Markowicz Fine Art from the Miami Design District.Thirty-five of Klinko’s prints, including 2 prints of David Bowie, will be donated to Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research and sold in an online auction starting on March 31, 2016. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will support the cancer research initiatives of the Foundation.“Markus is as much of a visionary in the art world as Bowie was in the music world. We are extremely honored to be a part of this celebration of two incredible artists,” Denise Rich, Co-Founder of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, said.Made possible by Fujifilm, the collection of exclusive photos that will be revealed includes a set of 14 FUJIFILM instant film prints of the late Bowie taken in 2001, unseen intimate images, and daring shots with the artist. Many of the images were shot using the beloved FUJICHROME PROVIA film and printed on the radiant Fujiflex Crystal Archive Printing Material.World-renowned photographer Klinko collaborated with Bowie’s wife Iman for the cover of her book, “I am Iman,” and met Bowie thereafter. For almost 15 years, he photographed the late singer on multiple occasions, including the shoot for the cover of his CD “Heathen,” – one of the most recognizable images of his career – and photo spreads for glossy magazines such as GQ and Interview.Klinko created the iconic album cover for Beyoncé’s “Dangerously in Love,” and Mariah Carey’s “The Emancipation of Mimi.” Klinko has also worked with celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Kanye West and Naomi Campbell to name a few. His portfolio of editorial clients include Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and Harper’s Bazaar.Markowicz Fine Art will be the first exhibition to showcase the unreleased photos of David Bowie by Markus Klinko. The photos will be on display for the public at the gallery from February 26th through mid-March 2016.Find out more here.last_img read more

Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC)The Canadian Press More coming. MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has agreed to sell part of its stake in 407 International Inc. to the OMERS pension fund.Under the deal, SNC is selling a 10.01 per cent stake in the toll highway operator for $3.25 billion.The Montreal-based construction and engineering company will retain a 6.76 per cent stake in 407 International.The agreement is subject to certain shareholders’ rights, including rights-of-first refusal. read more

1 March 2007United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have launched a new anti-gang operation, arresting seven more suspected criminals in their month-long crack-down on armed gangs in one of the violence-ridden country’s most dangerous areas, the Cité Soleil neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince, the capital, bringing the total so far detained to nearly 70. Joined by the Haitian national police, troops and police officers from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) started the operation called ‘New Age’ yesterday morning in Cité Soleil’s Bois Neuf with systematic patrols in pursuit of members of the gang led by Bélony, whose former headquarters was occupied without firing a shot.“The permanent presence of MINUSTAH in the Bois Neuf quarter is the first step towards a stabilization that will allow the return to normal life in the quarter,” MINUSTAH Military Force Commander Major-General Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz said, calling on local residents to continue providing information that could lead to the arrest of gang leaders. MINUSTAH, set up in 2004 to help re-establish peace in the impoverished Caribbean country after an insurgency forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile, last month arrested dozens of suspects in the Bélékou, Key Boyle and Boston quarters of Cité Soleil, but top gang leaders like Evens and Amaral Duclonat have evaded the sweep. But the mission has transformed Evens’ headquarters in Boston into a free medical clinic. read more

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was little changed Monday as traders look to a heavy slate of earnings news in Canada and the U.S. coming out during the week.The S&P/TSX composite index dipped 2.92 points to 14,497.47. The Canadian dollar was down 0.12 of a cent to 90.68 cents US.U.S. indexes were positive with the Dow Jones industrials up 34.32 points to 16,442.86, the Nasdaq composite index was ahead 10.03 points to 4,105.54 while the S&P 500 index climbed 3.56 points to 1,868.41. On Monday, traders will look to results coming in after the close from Rogers Communications. Rogers acquired additional wireless spectrum during the January auction for $3.3 billion, which will be needed to allow consumers to stream NHL games on their mobile devices. Rogers scored a $5.2-billion multi-year deal for the national rights to all NHL games last fall and its shares climbed 31 cents to $44.58.Teck Resources also reports this week and its results will be impacted by falling commodity prices. Copper prices have tumbled 11% this year and coal prices have fared even worse, falling from US$300 a tonne in 2011 to about $120 a tonne. Teck shares slipped 21 cents to $24.10. Meanwhile, shareholders in Canadian Pacific will be looking to see if the railway’s results justify the 36% run-up in the stock price over the last 52 weeks. Traders will look to see how severe winter weather affected the railway in the quarter and how increased petroleum shipments have lifted the bottom line. CP shares were off five cents to $163.16.In the U.S., on Monday toymaker Hasbro reported earnings ex-items of 14 cents per share, four cents ahead of estimates. Revenue edged up two% to $679.5 million from $663.7 million, but missed Wall Street’s estimate of $690.1 million.The tech sector in particular will be in focus as traders take in earnings during the week from tech heavyweights including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Netflix. The results are being released following a sharp correction in the tech sector that has seen the Nasdaq index drop about five% this month.Elsewhere on the corporate front, the U.S. government said Friday that it needs more time to prepare its recommendation to president Barack Obama on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. The southern leg of the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline is already completed, but the northern stretch that crosses the Canada-U.S. border requires a presidential permit. TransCanada shares fell $1.45 to $49.85.Junior wireless company Mobilicity says it has agreed to be purchased by Telus Corp. for $350 million. However, the sale is subject to regulatory approval. Telus has twice tried to buy struggling Mobilicity, but both times the deal was rejected by Industry Canada. This time, however, Mobilicity says it believes the deal will satisfy the federal agency’s criteria and will not affect competition in the Canadian wireless sector. Telus was up eight cents to $38.50.The gold sector was ahead 0.33% while June bullion fell $4.70 to US$1,289.20 an ounce.The energy sector edged up 0.1% as May crude in New York slipped four cents to US$104.26 a barrel.The metals and mining sector was the biggest decliner, down 0.4% while May copper was down a cent at US$3.04 a pound. read more

Several SLFP members have been verbally attacking the UNP despite both parties being in the coalition Government.It was reported that some Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the UNP have said they would resign if the UNP continues to remain a coalition partner of the SLFP. (Colombo Gazette) United National Front (UNF) party leaders are to meet President Maithripala Sirisena tonight for key talks.UNF member and Minister of National Coexistence Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganeshan said that crucial current issues will be discussed at the meeting. It was reported over the weekend that the UNF led by the United National Party (UNP) is considering forming its own Government after December 31. Well informed sources said that the UNF is unhappy with the recent actions of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which have been fueled by the joint opposition. Sources said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena had also met and discussed the political situation in the country. read more

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (March 14, 2017), we’re in full-fledged March madness after the release of NCAA Tournament match-ups, breaking down the women’s and men’s brackets and pondering whether the men’s East region is the death bracket it seems to be. Next, we’re joined by ESPN The Magazine’s Mina Kimes, who explains the latest offseason movement in the NFL as free agency gets underway. Plus, a significant digit on hockey.VIDEO: Our picks for bracket success FiveThirtyEight Links to what we discussed:Filling out a bracket? FiveThirtyEight’s 2017 March Madness predictions are live.The road to the NCAA championship is tougher for the UConn women’s basketball team than it has been in the past few years, writes FiveThirtyEight’s Benjamin Morris.FiveThirtyEight’s staff previewed all regions in the men’s competition.The Ringer’s Mark Titus takes a look at the reasons for optimism, excitement and uncontrollable anger at the beginning of the tournament.Join Hot Takedown’s bracket challenge over at ESPN.SB Nation takes a look at the top stories of the NFL offseason.ESPN’s Dan Graziano breaks down the best NFL free-agent deals.Significant Digit: 217, the number of minutes that a game of hockey lasted in Norway this week, setting a new record for longest-ever match. The game had eight overtimes and took more than eight hours to play. Embed Code read more

“I couldn’t hear anything,” he said. “Emotions were flying, and words can’t even describe how good that felt.” After suffering a rough first half, which included a pass interference call that led to a second PSU score, Torrence sought to redeem himself in the second half. The Buckeyes made adjustments at halftime to get back in the game. So did Torrence. “I just told myself, ‘I am just going to be more aggressive, and if you all throw anything into these flats or try and run any type of screens, it’s going to be a wrap for you,’” he said. “That was just my halftime adjustment for myself.” It worked. After senior captain Brian Rolle challenged his fellow defensive teammates on the sideline to make a big play, Torrence delivered. “That was big,” Rolle said. “I remember before that telling all the guys, ‘Who wants it? Who wants to be great?’ Sure enough, he picked the ball off and ran it back, and I told him, ‘That’s how you be great.’” The interception deflated the sinking Penn State offense and proved to be the difference in the game. Torrence’s score gave the Bucks a three-point lead, one they would not relinquish. “Those kinds of plays take games over,” said defensive tackle Dexter Larimore. “It hurts their offense and quarterback … It was big for momentum change. Tonight those made the difference.” One play. That’s all it takes to change the course of a game. The Penn State Nittany Lions realized that Saturday as they saw their 14-3 halftime lead quickly turn to a 38-14 pummeling by the No. 9-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. With the Nittany Lions trailing by four points midway through the third quarter, it appeared that momentum was shifting toward the Buckeyes. Cornerback Devon Torrence helped continue the shift. Facing a second-and-nine from their own 37-yard line, Nittany Lions quarterback Matt McGloin dropped back to pass. As he fired short to his left, Torrence made a break for the ball and came away with it. “I just saw it and just jumped it,” Torrence said. “I think it was maybe a low throw and I had to kind of tip it to myself to put it into position for me to catch it.” Tipping the McGloin pass twice before securing the ball and returning it 34 yards for the go-ahead touchdown, Torrence turned a docile crowd of 105,466 into one of pure pandemonium in a matter of seconds. read more

first_img By Rónán Duffy 36 Comments Everybody’s waiting to see if a definitive timeline will come out. And then if it’s long-term we’ll just have to look for other vacant properties in the area. But there aren’t that many unfortunately.In the interim, councillors are attempting to alleviate some of the lost business as a result of the fire by allowing one-hour free on-street parking in Douglas during weekdays.Cork City Council advertised the initiative in a tweet yesterday saying that Douglas was “open for business”. Other suggestions have been to use the outdoor space that is available to allow the traders operate a festive market in the run up to Christmas.Undamaged cars were removed from the multi-storey car park by crane as they could not be driven out for safety reasons. The cars damaged in the blaze remain at the scene but RTÉ reported earlier this week that discussions were underway to remove the Opel Zafira car which it initially caught fire for further examination.In a statement to, Opel Ireland said it has been in contact with gardaí in relation to the matter.“We are in contact with the gardaí and have offered them our assistance. We understand from the gardaí that the investigation is still ongoing. Until we know more, we cannot comment at this early stage,” the spokesperson said.“It is a very upsetting time for all involved. As soon as we know more, we will provide updates. Any concerned customers we would ask to please contact our Customer Assistance Centre on 01 533 9818.” Traders in limbo as they wait for demolition of shopping centre car park in Douglas The fire at the Douglas Village Shopping Centre destroyed vehicles and damaged the car park beyond repair. The aftermath of the 31 August fire. Share5 Tweet Email Image: Twitter/Cork City Fire The aftermath of the 31 August fire. Image: Twitter/Cork City Fire Thu 6:06 AM THE DEMOLITION IS set to take place of the multi-story car park that was gutted by fire at the Douglas Village Shopping Centre in Cork city.Final preparations are being made for the demolition works, the result of which will determine the future operation of the centre.The 31 August blaze in the multi-storey car park destroyed scores of vehicles but smoke from the fire and water from the firefighting operating also damaged stores within the centre.Traders had been unable to gain access to their premises in the week after the fire but have since been allowed into the centre to assess the damage.The centre remains closed however and tenants have been attempting to relocate their businesses elsewhere.A local business owner offered to relocate the affected post office to a temporary site in their car park but this was deemed unsuitable by An Post because of the requirement to ensure cash is secure.Other traders have secured alternative premises but some are holding out to see what the future of the centre will be after the demolition of the car park.“The traders, or at least some of them, were escorted into their premises where they could look at their stock and see what the damage was and what could be done,” local councillor Deirdre Forde told“I’m sure that they’re more than anxious to see if anything can be salvaged. But in relation to the demolition, we have no firm details yet.”Experts are expected to make a judgement as to whether the centre can open again once the car park is successfully demolished.“I don’t think even the owners or the consultants can say yet, until they see how the demolition goes but I mean we’d all be hoping that something can be done. Because otherwise, it could be a long-term loss to Douglas village,” Forde says.She adds that if traders can’t return to their premises it clearly presents a bigger issue. Thursday 12 Sep 2019, 6:05 AM Short URL 20,370 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgIf a player steals a base in the #WorldSeries, America gets free #DoritosLocosTacos. Who will be our taco hero?— Taco Bell (@tacobell) October 20, 2016The “Steal a Taco” promotion was previously offered in the NBA Finals for each time a team stole a win on the road. With a stolen base in the bottom of the first inning in Tuesday night’s World Series game, a Cleveland Indians player won everyone in America one free taco from Taco Bell.Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor stole a base in the bottom of the first inning of World Series game one, between the Chicago Cubs and the Indians.To get your free Doritos Locos Taco, go to any Taco Bell location in America on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called upon political parties to frame a code of conduct for its legislators on their behaviour in Parliament and Assemblies that should bar members from rushing to the well of the House, shouting of slogans, carrying of banner and tearing of papers and documents. Talking to reporters over lunch on the just-concluded session of Parliament, he said he would appeal to the parties for voluntary code of conduct instead of it being mandatory so that compliance is good. Also Read – War propaganda delays removal of internet restriction in Jammu and Kashmir Advertise With Us Naidu said Parliament and Assemblies are constitutional entities and their efficient functioning was a must for a democracy. “Let there be any amount of debate and opposition should get its full say. Discuss, debate but decide one way or the other. There should be no obstructions and stalling of proceedings,” he said. He said whlle the opposition should have its say, those who have the mandate and the numbers will prevail ultimately. Also Read – Congress MLA Shivakumar moves High Court seeking protection from arrest Advertise With Us Naidu, who completes two years in office as Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman on Sunday, said the just-concluded session of the House was satisfying because there were a number of debates and passage of legislations. “I am satisfied to some extent. But I would expect even better functioning of the House,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgThis file photo taken on January 18, 2008 shows Indian writer Arundhati Roy smiling at an event at the Bogazici University in Istanbul. AFPArundhati Roy’s eagerly-awaited second novel goes on sale Tuesday, two decades after her prize-winning debut “The God of Small Things” propelled her to global fame and launched her career as an outspoken critic of injustice in her native India.Roy became the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Booker Prize with her 1997 work, which sold around 8 million copies and turned the young author into a star of the literary world.In the years that followed, she turned to non-fiction writing, taking on issues ranging from poverty and globalisation to the conflict in Kashmir in essays that were often highly critical of India’s ruling class.Her campaigning earned her the wrath of many in the Indian establishment and has clearly influenced her latest novel “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”, which she has said took 10 years to produce.Publisher Penguin says it takes the reader “from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis” and on to the troubled Kashmir Valley and the jungles of central India, wracked by a long-running Maoist rebellion.”There was this huge sense of urgency when I was writing the political essays, each time you wanted to blow a space open, on any issue,” Roy told The Hindu daily in an interview published last week.”But fiction takes its time and is layered… It is not just a human rights report about how many people have been killed and where. How do you describe the psychosis of what is going on? Except through fiction.”Roy was lauded at home when she became the first resident Indian to win the Booker for her novel about twins growing up in the southern state of Kerala. Previous Indian winners had lived outside the country.The Times of India in an editorial titled “Novel Indian” quoted a “prophecy” by James Joyce — “The East shall wake the West awake/And ye shall have night for morn” — which it said “seems to be coming true”.Roy recalled in a recent BBC interview how she was suddenly on the cover of every magazine — until she spoke out against India’s nuclear tests a year later.”Not that I had a say in it, but I was being marketed as this new product of the global India,” she said.”And then suddenly the government did these nuclear tests… And I wrote this essay condemning the tests, and at that point the fairy princess was kicked off her pedestal in a minute.”- ‘Scarring’ -Roy, now 55, went on to become one of India’s most famous and polarising authors.She was briefly jailed for contempt of court over her activism and still faces a sedition charge for challenging India’s right to rule over the disputed Kashmir region in 2010.She argues that India’s economic boom has made a small minority rich on the suffering of the poor, and has spent time researching the work of Maoist rebels fighting for land rights in the resource-rich jungles of central India.Her criticism of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been particularly fierce. She once called for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be put on trial over the deadly anti-Muslim riots that occurred in the state of Gujarat in 2002, when he was chief minister.Modi has been dogged by accusations he turned a blind eye to the violence, but a Supreme Court-ordered investigation cleared him of any wrongdoing in 2012.Internationally she remains a huge draw, lauded both for her activism and her writing, and the reviews for her second novel have been broadly — though not universally — positive.The Financial Times said it was “as remarkable as her first”, and promised her admirers would not be disappointed, while The New Yorker called it a “scarring novel of India’s modern history”.But some critics were sceptical about her attempts to introduce her political causes into her fiction.”‘Ministry’ is two decades of polemic distilled into one book, with a superstructure of fiction to hold it together,” said The Economist. “It does not work.”last_img read more

first_img“Anyone listening to this podcast is probably familiar with the acceleration in cord-cutting, and perhaps even more serious is the fact that lots of younger people are not connecting the cord to begin with,” Ryan said.Pluto is trying to capitalize on this trend — by offering free linear programming on mobile platforms — while sticking to the belief that channel surfing is human nature.“One of the misconceptions over the past few years is that everything’s moving to on-demand, and one of our core theses is actually that the linear use — the programmed use case — is alive and well and will remain alive and well in the digital space because people fundamentally want to be programmed to.”“Strictly Business” is Variety‘s weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of entertainment. Listen to the podcast below for the full interview, or check out previous “Strictly Business” episodes featuring comedian/actor/producer Kevin Hart, ICM Partners agent Esther Newberg, and HBO chairman/CEO Richard Plepler. A new episode debuts each Tuesday and can be downloaded on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. “We are one of many players, but I think we’re quite a differentiated player,” Ryan said. “When we launched the service live in 2014, everyone said, ‘Everything is going on-demand, and subscription is the only way to do it.’ We had a different opinion about delivering a programmed, linear-ized experience — or leading with it at least — and also going free, which we also saw as an underappreciated opportunity.”Pluto TV offers a mix of channels that span multiple networks — like News 24/7, which aggregates different networks’ takes on news stories — as well as content from singular networks like NBC or Scripps. While Ryan advocated for the consumer appeal of having options, he also acknowledged the decreasing popularity of linear programming. Pluto TV isn’t concerned about the growing number of cord-cutting consumers seeking content via paid streaming options.In this week’s episode of the Variety podcast “Strictly Business,” Pluto CEO Tom Ryan expressed his faith in the OTT service, which delivers hundreds of channels to more than 6 million users for free. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety last_img read more

first_imgSaudi authorities said on Saturday the annual haj pilgrimage would continue despite a crane collapse that killed 107 people at Mecca’s Grand Mosque, where crowds returned to pray a day after the disaster.India’s Ministry of External Affairs said that there were two Indian women among the 107 people killed in the collapse. Around 15 Indian nationals were injured and were being treated in hospitals, said a statement posted on Twitter.Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have already arrived in Mecca for the haj, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings which last year drew two million worshippers. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damParts of the Grand Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, remained sealed off Saturday around the remains of the red and white crane, accentuating the crush of humanity inside. Worshippers thronged the mosque as the midday call to prayer sounded, said sources.Indonesians and Indians were among those killed when the crane collapsed during a storm on what is the main weekly prayer day for Muslims. Around 200 others were injured.A Saudi official said this year’s haj, expected to start on September 21, would proceed despite the tragedy.“It definitely will not affect the haj this season and the affected part will probably be fixed in a few days,” said the official, who declined to be named.last_img read more

first_img The letter added:  “As part of the maintenance requirements, it is necessary to undertaker vegetation clearances which includes includes strimming and grass cutting to the verges and central reservation on the A50. “The works are essential to ensure forward visibility for the travelling public. “To maximise the use of these lane closures and to minimise further disruption, we will combine other work activities within the same lane closures.” Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –  Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –  For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Driver named following fatal collision Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being advised to expect delays due to planned lane closures on the A50 in North Staffordshire. Balfour Beatty will be carrying out ‘vegetation clearance’ on the dual carriageway between the A521 Meir Interchange and the A521 Tean/Blythe Marsh roundabout for four nights. As a result there will be lane closures on both the eastbound and westbound carriageways of the A50 (Blythe Bridge Bypass) between 8pm and 5am each night – with the A521 Eastbound entry slip road also completely closed while work is carried out. Work is set to begin on the evening of Tuesday April 23. In a letter Balfour Beatty, who maintain the A50 between Meir Interchange in Stoke-on-Trent and Sawley Interchange in Leicestershire on behalf of Highways England, said they were unable to carry out the work during ‘peak times during the day time’. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing womanlast_img read more

first_img TORONTO — Insight Vacations’ brand new 2020 USA & Canada Premium Escorted Journeys collection showcases the very best of North America, from its historic landmarks and breathtaking landscapes to the many vibrant cultures that make this region unique.Travellers have their choice of 16 easy adventures, including one brand new itinerary to California and Arizona, as well as over 35 Insight Experiences that range from meeting a Naturalist Guide in New Hampshire, to a Blue River Safari in Grizzly Bear Valley.Also new for 2020 is ‘Insight Choice’, which allows clients to choose between two included Insight Experiences on days when they are given an Insight Choice. For example, in Seattle, clients can choose between an excursion of the Space Needle or the famous Chihuly garden and glass exhibit.In celebration of the collection’s launch, Insight is offering clients who book and pay in full before Dec 18, 2019 a 10% Early Payment Discount. Furthermore, valued and loyal past guests of Insight Vacations and sister companies are offered a 5% discount off all trips until Aug. 3, 2019 in addition to the Early Payment Discount.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back“With the launch of our new 2020 USA & Canada collection, guests will enjoy our Insightfully Stylish experiences as they explore the natural splendors of North America while staying in great comfort and style at our highly rated hotels and resorts located in the most desirable addresses including Zion National Park Lodge and the landmark Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.,” said Brad Ford, president of Insight Vacations in Canada.Highlights of the collection include:Desert Escapes of California & Arizona – New Premium JourneyThis eight-day journey explores America’s scenic desert land where clients will discover the region’s terrains and national parks from the Golden State to Arizona. Guests will also be able to choose from a small group excursion of the Old Town on golf cars or join a gathering with local artisans at the Cattle Truck artists compound in Scottsdale.Insight Experiences include:Crazy Horse Memorial – Black Hills, South DakotaClients will discover the world’s largest mountain carving, which is found at an elevation of 6,532 feet above sea level. The memorial is dedicated to all Native Americans and was created to preserve the living heritage, traditions and cultures of the North American Indigenous people. This access for guests is not available to independent travellers. Yosemite National Park – Mariposa County, CaliforniaGuests will join a park ranger and explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site where they will learn about the local fauna, flora and history. Highlights of the park include the Giant Sequoias, glaciers and thousands of waterfalls.Anchorage, AlaskaAlaska’s First People introduces Insight clients to Agutak (Inuit Ice Cream) in an exclusive demonstration at the renowned Alaska Native Heritage Centre and museum.Charlottetown, Prince Edward IslandGuests will learn about the Seven Sacred Teachings of the Abegweit Mi’Kmaw Nation, which allow clients to develop a deeper understanding of indigenous communities.Ottawa, OntarioClients will enjoy a hands-on cooking demonstration in C’est Bon’s state-of-the-art kitchen facilities and learn about local Canadian cuisine with ingredients such as maple sugar, haskaps, Labrador tea and wild flowers. This exclusive experience also includes a delectable three-course dinner with wine.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyFor more information visit Travelweek Group Clients save 10% on Insight Vacations’ 2020 USA & Canada collection Thursday, June 6, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Posted by Tags: 2020, Insight Vacations Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgMurphy joined the Cardinals on March 13 after spending the prior several months on the Alliance of American Football league’s San Diego Fleet before the league folded. In college at Syracuse, Murphy hit 118 of 123 extra points and connected on 71% of his field goal tries. He was a 2017 semifinalist for the Lou Groza award as a senior before going undrafted.Arizona currently has third-year pro Zane Gonzalez on the roster at kicker. A midseason pickup in 2018, he played in five games with the Cardinals, hitting 7 of 9 field goals and 5 of 6 extra points. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals signed punter Ryan Winslow and released kicker Cole Murphy, a March pickup, on Thursday.Winslow, 25, joined the Chicago Bears after going undrafted in 2018 and was released in training camp.A Pittsburgh product, he was a First Team All-ACC pick in 2017 and averaged 44.5 yards per punt.With Arizona, the punter joins veteran Andy Lee, who is under contract through 2020.Related LinksCardinals reportedly to decline DL Robert Nkemdiche’s 5th-year optionVery early 2020 NFL mock drafts have Cardinals going WR, OTLee quietly put together a strong season in 2018 amid the Cardinals’ three-win season, averaging 48.6 yards and 42.6 net yards per punt. Thirty-four percent of his 44 punts were punned into the 20-yard line. Top Stories Ryan Winslow #18 of the Pittsburgh Panthers passes the ball on a fake punt during the fourth quarter against the Syracuse Orange on October 24, 2015 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Pittsburgh defeats Syracuse 23-20. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 14 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_imgBy Bejay BrowneTHE minister of health has stepped in to save the life of an eight-day-old baby girl who is in a critical condition with a serious heart defect at the Makarios hospital in Nicosia.Her distraught first-time parents – 31-year-old former student John Dhull from India and Virginia Taguinay, 32, from the Philippines – are not able to obtain a medical card, which would cover medical expenses, as their visas have expired. They were given less than two weeks to raise around €15,000 needed to pay for a life-saving operation.Following a report in Tuesday’s Cyprus Mail outlining the baby’s plight Minister Petros Petrides has now said the state will foot the bill for baby Zoe to be transported to Israel by air ambulance and to undergo a life saving operation, which will be performed by a specialist team. It is not possible to carry out the operation in Cyprus as a specialist unit is needed.“The minister said that we have a moral obligation to do everything in our power to save this newborn’s life. The ministry of health is very sensitive in these situations and we hope to have a happy end to this story,” ministry of health spokesman Demitris Constantinou said.Zoe was born at Paphos general hospital on June 25 and weighed a healthy three kilos. Her parents had no idea their baby had any health issues until two days after she was born.They were informed that she had severe breathing complications caused by a heart defect.The baby was then rushed by ambulance to the Makarios hospital in Nicosia.UPDATEDThe hospital’s paediatric cardiologist, Dr Andreas Rousounides, who is treating Zoe, said yesterday: “today the minister of health signed all of the papers to enable Zoe to travel to Israel for the operation which she needs. I will be able to keep the baby stable until then – she should be leaving any time between now and Sunday, once all of the paper work is sorted out.”He continued: “I am very happy about this outcome and in my opinion the baby has a good chance of survival now. It is better that she is going to Israel to have the operation than Greece, as they are better experienced. It will cost around €20,000.”The baby’s pulmonary valve is almost completely closed and she is being kept alive by medication at present, but this only works for a short period of time and her condition could deteriorate at any time.The procedure will see a balloon placed inside to open the area and Rousounides said the child will be able to lead a normal life.But, there is an added problem, as both of the parents visas have expired they may not be able to enter Israel or be permitted to return to Cyprus once they leave.Constantinou said: “The parents have some difficulties to overcome. As I understand it, if the father accompanies the child to Israel he will not be able to come back to Cyprus. There may be a possibility that a relative will travel with her.”He noted: “The main concern and the most urgent is that the baby will be able to travel and that is being sorted out.”Zoe’s parents had appealed to the public in a desperate bid to raise funds to save their daughter’s life; they say they will hand over any money which is raised to the ministry of health.“We cannot thank the minister enough for his help and we pray that everything will be ok. We have been with Zoe today and she is holding her own,” Virginia said yesterday.They are hoping that they may be granted special permission to stay in Cyprus for a short period of time until Zoe is out of danger.The couple had planned on leaving Cyprus for the Philippines but once they found out Virginia was pregnant they decided to stay until after the baby was born.They said: “She may require further treatment and we are in a very difficult position.”See related story: Desperate fight to save baby ZoeYou May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo 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 Taboolalast_img read more