CALGARY — Genscape says crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada staged a minor recovery in March after falling in February to their lowest level in nine months, but oil storage levels remain stubbornly high.The U.S. company, which monitors western Canadian rail terminals handling about 80 per cent of typical volumes, reports average rail loadings in March were 150,000 barrels per day.That’s up about 6,000 bpd from an average of 144,000 bpd in February, but still down from the 281,000 bpd it recorded in January.Genscape senior oil analyst Mike Walls says the recovery came as Imperial Oil Ltd. restarted rail shipments from its Edmonton-area terminal after largely shutting them down in February, blaming market reaction to Alberta’s oil production curtailment program.Walls says Genscape estimates the amount of oil in storage as of March 29 was 35 million barrels, about the same as in early December when the Alberta government announced its curtailment program designed to free up export pipeline space and reduce stored barrels.The March number is about two million barrels lower than peak levels just before the cutbacks officially began in January, he said, and higher than the 33.4 million barrels stored at the end of March 2017.Imperial said it stopped rail shipments because the curtailment program resulted in narrower differences between prices for crude sold in Alberta and in the U.S., and thus impaired the economic case for paying rail fees to win better prices on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Companies in this article: (TSX:IMO)The Canadian Press
In his latest report to the Security Council on the work of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), published today, Mr. Ban recommends a 12-month extension to the mission through October 2009, citing recent political unrest as chief among his concerns.After six days of increasingly violent demonstrations in April this year, sparked by public frustration at soaring food and fuel prices, Haiti’s Senate motioned to censure the Government on the grounds of inaction over the escalation in the cost of living. Mr. Ban notes that the four-month paralysis of the legislative process while selecting a new prime minister, including delays in implementing State programmes, had undermined the confidence of the Haitian public and created a barrier to both internal and external private investment, which is critical to long-term recovery.He also warns that rapidly rising global food and fuel prices posed a significant threat to the stability of Haiti, already the poorest country in the western world, and the well-being of its population.Current levels of food aid only meet 5 per cent of the country’s needs. Importing 52 per cent of its food, including over 80 per cent of its rice, and all of its fuel, has also had a severe impact on the Haitian economy and on the living conditions of its people. National authorities indicate that food insecurity threatens 2.5 million Haitians, more than double the estimates in 2007. “Urgent tasks that demand priority attention by the Government… include the adoption of short-term measures that can respond to the immediate needs of the Haitian people and help them cope with the ongoing global food and fuel crisis,” Mr. Ban writes.“The continued deployment of MINUSTAH also remains indispensable. As was clear during the April riots, the Mission security components continue to play a critical role in ensuring the country’s stability,” Mr. Ban adds.Mr. Ban also urges UN Member States to provide bilateral support through specialized training, funding necessary infrastructure programmes and institutional-building efforts.“In addition to the support of the peacekeeping operation, the engagement of the wider international community will be critical for real progress,” he says.The increasing cost of living is going to hit local families particularly hard in the coming weeks because of the additional expense associated with the return to school, Mr. Ban notes, while stressing the crucial need for immediate assistance. 3 September 2008Efforts to stabilize Haiti have suffered serious setbacks in the past six months as a result of ongoing political disturbances, the delay in selecting a new prime minister and spiralling food prices, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report.
Torstar Corp. will lay off 21 staff at its StarMetro office in Toronto as part of a shift of production operations to nearby Hamilton.The cuts include nine full-time editors, two full-time reporter-photographers, and 10 part-time copy editors, who will have work at the paper until the end of August, company spokesman Bob Hepburn said Thursday.The cuts are part of the company’s centralization of editing and production operations in Hamilton for cost efficiencies, he said, adding copy editors will be able to apply for jobs at the expanding office in that city.Torstar, which owns weekly and daily newspapers including the Toronto Star and the Hamilton Spectator, rebranded its Metro papers in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver under the StarMetro name as part of a relaunch in April.The layoffs come just days after media publishing rival Postmedia Network Inc. announced it would close six small-town newspapers and reduce print publication of four more, while slashing 10 per cent of its total salary outlay through staff layoffs and voluntary buyouts by the end of August.Last November, Torstar and Postmedia announced they had exchanged a total of 41 publications, mostly in Ontario, and would stop publishing most of them, resulting in 291 job losses, prompting an ongoing Competition Bureau investigation.Both publishers have undergone rigorous cost-cutting measures in recent years, including several rounds of staff reductions through both buyouts and layoffs as they attempt to offset the impact of declining advertising revenue in a digital world dominated by the likes of Google and Facebook.In April, Torstar announced it was doubling the pool of reporters at its western Canadian Metro free daily newspapers — an unusual move in a shrinking industry.CEO John Boynton said at the time the initiative represented a major investment in journalism outside of the company’s Toronto headquarters, where it publishes the daily Toronto Star.The company’s five Metro newspapers — in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Halifax — were rebranded StarMetro, with city-specific versions of the thestar.com for each.Aside from the Star and its affiliated website, Torstar owns daily and community newspapers throughout Ontario, a 56.4 per cent interest in VerticalScope and minority interests in a number of other companies.Torstar also holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with a subsidiary of the Globe and Mail and the parent company of Montreal’s La Presse.
On its difficult journey from conflict and devastation to nascent democracy, Afghanistan has succeeded in forging a progressively reinvigorated State, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today in London, urging the international community to respond with assistance and pledging the support of the United Nations in this endeavour.“This is time for committed action,” he said. “After being forced to sacrifice so much in war, the Afghan people have willingly given even more to peace. They expect a peace dividend. And they deserve it,” he told the opening of a two-day donors’ conference on Afghanistan, which is co-hosted by the Afghan and British Governments as well as the UN.The London Conference has before it the Afghan Government’s development strategy.Conference participants will formalize their agreement as an Afghanistan Compact, in which the Afghan Government will commit itself to pursue certain security, governance and development goals over the next five years and the international community will pledge its support.The Compact “sets forth measurable and time-bound benchmarks on a clear set of priorities,” Mr. Annan said. “In short it presents a result-oriented plan for Afghanistan’s future. As co-chair of the Compact’s Monitoring Board, the UN will support Government efforts to make international assistance more visible to the Afghan people.”The Secretary-General pointed out that recent attacks have been a sad reminder that the country’s peace is fragile, and that Afghanistan remains in an insecure environment of terrorism, extremist violence and the illicit and corrupting narcotics industry. “It is in the interest of the entire international community to provide assistance as the country consolidates its moves towards peace, democracy and, above all, security, which underpins advancement on every other front,” Mr. Annan told the audience, which included Afghan President Hamid Karzai and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The partnership which emerged at the pledging conference in 2001 in Bonn, Germany, was being renewed in London and should continue to support the Afghan people. Mr. Annan said. He called for Afghanistan’s leaders at all levels to deliver on their end. “The long-term stability of the Afghan State and the credibility of its Government both depend on it.”Also today in London, UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw told reporters that the Conference “demonstrates how strongly the international community remains committed to supporting the people of Afghanistan in the long term.” He called the Compact evidence of a collective international determination “to see that the next stage of nation building succeeds.”Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the Bonn process, begun four years ago, had produced an agreement to create the institutions of government. “Today, in the Afghanistan Compact, we have an agreement about making these institutions work.”
Aurizon Mines posts Q1 million loss, says output constrained during transition AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted May 15, 2013 8:56 am MDT VANCOUVER – Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ) says it had a $2.9-million net loss in the first quarter — a contrast to the profit it reported a year earlier — as output and revenue fell and the company fended off a hostile takeover.The loss, equivalent to two cents per share, came during a period when the Vancouver-based mining company battled a takeover by Alamos Gold Inc. (AGI) and arranging a successful friendly deal with Hecla Mining Co.Aurizon also says its Casa Berardi mine will be in a transition phase for 15 months as it installs infrastructure to reach new areas to mine. It said the mine produced 24,444 ounces of gold during the quarter, in line with its budget.Aurizon’s revenue during the quarter ended March 31 was $43.2 million, down from $56.8 million a year earlier when Aurizon produced more ounces and sold them at higher prices.In the first quarter of 2012,, Aurizon’s net income was $8.6 million or five cents per share.The average price received in the first quarter of 2013 was US$1,621 per ounce, with 26,200 ounces sold. A year earlier, it sold 33,364 ounces at an average realized price of US$1,621 per ounce.Since the quarter ended, the price of gold has dropped substantially.
A new mental health initiative is launching at Brock on Monday, Jan. 29.First developed by the University of British Columbia in 2009, Thrive Week has been picked up by post-secondary institutions across the country, and will be held at Brock for this first time this year.Thrive Week at Brock will run from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, which will include Bell Let’s Talk Day on Wednesday, Jan. 31.The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre, Student Life and Community Experience and Brock University Students’ Union are working together to organize the week, which is designed to promote positive mental health for all students, faculty and staff.All Brock students, staff and faculty are invited to register as a Thrive Week partner. There are two ways to get involved.Special Event Partners promote positive mental health on campus through planning, organizing and promoting a special Thrive event. Events can be created that:Educate the community about positive mental health and what it means to Thrive.Develop specific skills that can be used to build and maintain positive health.Support individual self-care and resiliency.Brock students, staff and faculty can also get involved by having their existing work being done to promote positive mental health on campus highlighted.The deadline to submit an event for consideration is Wednesday, Jan. 10 and information can be sent to email@example.com
SUNRISE, Fla. — Roberto Luongo made 33 saves in his 77th career shutout, Mike Hoffman scored twice and the Florida Panthers beat the Boston Bruins 5-0 on Tuesday night.Luongo, who returned to the lineup after missing five games with a knee injury, passed Ed Belfour and Tony Esposito for sole possession of ninth place on the NHL’s all-time shutout list.Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and two assists, while Mike Matheson and Evgenii Dadonov also scored. Aleksander Barkov had three assists and Keith Yandle added two.Jaroslav Halak stopped 39 shots as the Panthers had a season-high 44 shots on goal. The Bruins lost for the third time in four games.Huberdeau stretched the Panthers’ lead to 3-0. His shot from the left circle was blocked by Halak, but the puck trickled through his pads at 15:14 of the second period. Huberdeau has six consecutive multipoint games, one short of the franchise record set by Pavel Bure.Hoffman’s second goal with five seconds left in the second on a power play made the score 4-0. Hoffman has 26 points in his last 24 games.Dadonov’s power-play goal with 5:34 remaining in the third made it 5-0.Hoffman scored the first goal of the night. With traffic in front, Halak lost track of the puck, which was sitting on his left side at the goal line until Hoffman poked it in at 4:21 of the second.Matheson gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead when he brought the puck down the length of the ice and beat Halak on the stick side with a shot from the right circle at 13:13.NOTES: The Panthers returned goaltender Michael Hutchinson to Springfield of the AHL. Hutchinson was on loan while Luongo was out. … Huberdeau has 299 points, surpassing Nathan Horton for fourth in franchise history. … Bruins D Charlie McAvoy took part in the morning skate. McAvoy is not expected to play Thursday at Tampa Bay, but it hasn’t been ruled out.UP NEXTBruins: At the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.Panthers: Host the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.___More NHL hockey: https://www.apnews.com/NHL and https://www.twitter.com/AP_SportsPaul Gereffi, The Associated Press
PYBAR has been awarded the contract for underground exploration decline development and diamond drilling at Evolution Mining’s Cowal Gold Operations located in West Wyalong, 350km west of Sydney. The 12 month contract will employ a team of 37 personnel and comprises portal development, decline development, level development and diamond drilling. “We are currently recruiting for a number of positions available at the project which has a start date of March 1, 2019. A preference for local residents remains a focal element of our recruitment strategy.”CEO Brendan Rouse said: “This contract further strengthens our position in the Eastern seaboard following the announcement of our contract at Peak Mine late last year. We look forward to working closely with the Evolution team to support their development requirements.” Commenting on the contract award, Craig Fawcett, General Manager Cowal Gold Operations said: “This development is an important component of achieving our objective of producing 300,000 ounces per annum at Cowal. We look forward to working with PYBAR to deliver this project effectively.”
If you snagged a Nook Tablet for the sole purpose of hacking it, then one of the most important steps has been taken care of. Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color sequel has been rooted and, unlike a previous temporary root, this one is permanent and will last beyond a reboot. Keep reading for our instructions.First, this initial root for the tablet doesn’t unlock the bootloader, so there is still a ways to go before we’ll be seeing Cyanogenmod or Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs running on this bad boy. This initial root, however, will let you uninstall stock B&N apps and sideload other Android apps.This hack is Windows-only right now, so Mac users with a Nook Tablet will need to wait (or just run Windows from Boot Camp).1. Enable USB debugging mode:If you’re accustomed to rooting Android devices, then you know that USB debugging needs to be enabled before engaging in the finer points of hacking. This setting is typically easy to find, but it’s hidden on the Nook Tablet.Download this APK (for Titanium Backup)Open the app, and click “Package Installer” when presented with the first menu.Then it will bring up a message, saying “Install Blocked.” No worries, just hit “Settings”. You’ve now just accessed your Nook’s hidden Android settings menu.Check the box up top to allow installations for unknown sources.Then hit “Development” at the bottom and check the two boxes for ‘USB Debugging.’ Finally, uncheck the box for ‘Auto-mount’ at the bottom of the development settings menu.USB debugging is now successfully enabled.2. Download & ExtractDownload USB drivers and Nook & ZergyCreate a folder c:/ntroot on your desktop (obviously change the drive letter if c: isn’t your default drive)Extract the contents of both zip files (USB drivers and Nook & Zergy) to the ntroot directory3. Install driversOpen that folder (c:/ntroot) and run the file runmefirst.bat.It will ask you to unplug your Nook. Do it.It will then ask you to plug it in (meaning connect it via USB to your desktop). Do that.At this point, open your Device Manager on your PC. On Windows Vista and 7, simply type Device Manager in the Start Menu search. If you’re on an older Windows, right click on My Computer > Properties > Device ManagerIn Device Manager, make sure you see an entry for Nook Tablet. Right click on that entry, hit “Properties,” click “Update Driver,” then “Browse My Computer,” and select the c:/ntroot/usbdrivers/ folder. If Windows gives you a warning, hit “Install Anyway”.If all went well in the previous step, Device Manager will now list your Nook Tablet as Android Composite ADB Interface.4. Root!Now go back to your batch window (runmefirst.bat dialogue), and press any key to continue, like it says.It will tell you to run NookandZergy.bat. Go ahead and run it (it’s also in your extracted c:/ntroot folder).The dialogue that pops up should display a device number. When it asks, hit “Y” to continue (if there is no number, your drivers probably didn’t install correctly).Hit “Y” again when it asks if you want to root it.It will now display a list of commands, as your device is rooted!5. Install Android Market and Google AppsContinuing with the same NookandZergy.bat window, it will now ask you if you want to install gApps. Hit “yes.”This will automatically install all of it for you, and will then restart your Nook Tablet.6. Install a third-party launcherAfter it’s done rebooting, disconnect the Nook Tablet from your PC.Now open your Nook’s settings menu, and select search. You will now see that Google Search comes up, instead of the stock B&N one.Now hit the settings button on the bottom right of the search screen, and then select “Search Settings” from the pop-up.Select “Searchable items” and check the box for Library.Go back to your search, and search the web for your favorite launcher. ADW Launcher, Launcher Pro, and Go Launcher are all quality options with free versions. On the Google results page, click on the Android Market link (it should be near the top if you search for the launcher’s name).Click “Install” from the launcher’s Market page, and its entry will automatically open in the Android Market. Install the launcher.7. Enjoy!Now that you’re running a third-party launcher, you can access your app drawer and easily install and run apps from the Android Market.via XDA-developers
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece should be allowed more time to meet deficit targets set by international lenders provided it is sincere about reforming its economy, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Sunday. Near-bankrupt Greece needs the European Union and International Monetary Fund’s blessing on spending cuts worth nearly 12 billion euros ($16 billion) to unlock its next tranche of aid, without which it faces default and a potential exit from the eurozone. “The answer must not be a Greek exit from the eurozone,» Ayrault said in an interview with news website Mediapart. «We can already offer it more time…on the condition that Greece is sincere in its commitment to reform, especially fiscal reform.” Tough fiscal medicine prescribed by Greece’s international lenders has provoked widespread popular anger there that forms part of a broader backlash — spearheaded by French President Francois Hollande — against German-led austerity measures across Europe. So far, Greek officials have said agreement on 9.5 billion euros of the 11.5 billion-euro package of spending cuts had been reached. That includes 6.5 billion euros in cuts to wages, pensions and benefit payments and a further 1.1 billion euros in savings planned from an increase in the retirement age. Responding to doubts over Hollande’s ability to deliver on his pro-growth, anti-austerity platform, Ayrault told Mediapart that a planned 120 billion-euro ($155.87 billion) European Union stimulus package for the bloc as a whole was one of his successes — but that even this should only be a first step. “We need to go further…120 billion is not enough,» he said. «But it is better than nothing.” A poll released earlier on Sunday showed that Hollande’s approval ratings had tumbled to their lowest level since he took office in May, reflecting French impatience with his perceived inability to fight the crisis and stop job cuts. At a European level, the European Central Bank could do more to help growth, added Ayrault. «We would like to see (the ECB) go further…in playing the role of a real central bank,» he said. The ECB has over the past year brought out extra firepower in a bid to calm financial markets and spur growth in Europe, including the issuance of some 1 trillion euros in cheap funds to the banking sector and its recent announcement of a government-bond purchase program. Source: Kathimerini
Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has hailed Mourinho as an “amazing human being” and disclosed how the former United manager called to support him after the death of Bradley Lowery.Defoe was close with Bradley Lowery while he was playing for Sunderland last year and the six-year-old battled with neuroblastoma.Lowery died in July 2017 after a lengthy battle with the rare form of cancer.“Not many people know this – I remember going through my stuff with Bradley and he (Jose) called me out of the blue,” Defoe told Sky Sports after Mourinho’s sacking by Manchester United on Tuesday.“He said ‘how are you? How’s Bradley’s family?’ I was quite taken aback and really surprised.“Away from football, he’s an amazing human being. I wish him well for the future.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“If I’m totally honest, I’ve been a little bit surprised with some of the negativity that’s surrounded his name. Not just now but for the whole season, and maybe even last season.“I’m one of those people – and it doesn’t matter what sport it is – I always appreciate greatness. I think he’s one of the greats.“He’s a legend and at the end of the day, some things just don’t work out. As players, you go to clubs and it just doesn’t work out.“Looking forward, maybe he’ll take a break and we’ll see what happens. But I’m sure he won’t be short of options.”
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has remained coy on his club’s prospect of signing misfiring Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.After the departure of Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla, reports have suggested that Barcelona are interested in signing Morata as a replacement.Chelsea signed the 26-year-old from Real Madrid in 2017 for a club-record fee of £70m, but the Spanish international has struggled at Stamford Bridge, scoring just five Premier League goals this season.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri told reporters on Friday: “If Morata will go to another club we will need a replacement.”, fuelling speculation that he’s set to leave.Ahead of Sunday’s visit of Eibar, Barcelona boss Valverde refused to comment on the reports linking them to Morata but praised his quality instead.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.He told Sky Sports: “I can only say the same thing,”“That he’s a great player, that he’s at another team and that we respect that a lot.“We have to look at it, it’s clear that after Munir’s departure we have a space.“We’ll see if we can sign a player, although we have to take into account the club’s economic conditions. We will see if we can if someone comes.”
Now that the storm has passed for Anthony Martial at Manchester United, he wanted to publicly thank Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his support.The start of the season for Anthony Martial was a real nightmare, the French kid missed the World Cup with France and had a serious problem with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival changed everything for the better.The French winger wasn’t feeling quite the same edgy attacker that he was just a few seasons prior to this one, missing the World Cup call-up was truly devastating and he didn’t really feel like having any confrontations with Jose Mourinho.In a sense, Martial does feel like the Portuguese manager was responsible for him missing the World Cup given that he didn’t play during the final part of the previous season for the Red Devils on a regular basis.We were slowly losing one of the most talented dribblers in English football thanks to a useless disagreement between him and a manager who loves to confront his players, and possible was doing everything he could to get fired because he didn’t like his job anymore.Martial was against a corner, just like many more Manchester United players were.We’re sensing a few sly digs at Jose Mourinho from Anthony Martial here 🧐https://t.co/xUTxd1zEt6— Goal UK (@GoalUK) January 17, 2019But things have drastically changed within the Red Devils’ training camp, along came a manager who truly understands how the players feel because he was a successful player during his time.It didn’t take him long to win the trust of all the players at Manchester United, but it would take him a little longer to recover the ones who had lost their trust.Ole Gunner Solskjaer made sure that those players were the first to know he was there for each of them, and Anthony Martial was no exception because he truly is one of the Red Devils’ biggest bets for the future.When the club signed him back in 2015 for an elevated €60 million, a sum of money that was immediately questioned but Martial has always fought to justify with his talents.However, Jose Mourinho came with the idea of applying pressure to the players who were more expensive and more talented from the club but he did it in the worst possible way.The Portuguese manager came in guns blazing from the very beginning, something that the players were destined to get tired of.Martial was actually one of the very first to call it quits, but he refused to leave the club, unlike other players who did (Mkhitaryan, for example).Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.🗣”The best advice i’ve received from him (Ole) is that I need to play to my strengths. He also told me not to put too much pressure on my self, and try to express my self on the pitch.”– Martial on Ole Gunnar Solskjær.. #mufc pic.twitter.com/C7Ue3GZzpc— Reppin’ Utd👹 (@ReppinUnited) January 17, 2019The recovery process after a traumatic experience with Jose Mourinho wasn’t going to be easy, it’s not even over yet but the French winger is already on the right path and he wanted to publicly acknowledge the work that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing in order to bring him fully back to his best form.“It is great for me to work with a manager who was attacking even when he was playing, just like me,” said the Frenchman via Four Four Two.“He comes with good advice, especially suggestions for positioning in front of goal and the actual finishing. There he helped me a lot.”“The best advice I have received from him until now is that I have to play to my strengths. Don’t put pressure on myself. He says I have to express myself on the pitch. It is very nice to be able to get such advice from Solskjaer.”“He talked a lot different when we were in Dubai. He told us about the tricks he picked up as a player and how lucky we are to be part of Manchester United.”“We all know that he was great when he was a player. So we listen when he tells us something.”Anthony Martial | Frenchman explains how Solskjaer has driven home ‘how lucky’ players are to be at Man United.Says top managers can be tough but must ‘also create joy and a good mood’, backs Ole for job.https://t.co/FRJObSGlpN #mufc pic.twitter.com/4AXjFoVxDQ— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) January 17, 2019Why do you think Jose Mourinho doesn’t seem to understand his players? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Paris Saint-Germain have pulled off a shock transfer coup by beating Chelsea to Leandro Paredes’ signature.The Blues had hoped to sign Paredes in this month’s transfer window following Cesc Fabregas’ departure for AS Monaco.But in light of Marco Verratti and Lassana Diarra’s injuries along with Adrien Rabiot’s suspension from PSG, manager Thomas Tuchel publicly urged the club to get a move on with signing new players over the weekend.And now the Ligue 1 champions have delivered by signing Zenit star Paredes on a four-and-a-half-year deal at the Parc des Princes for a reported fee of €45m.“I’m very proud to be joining Paris Saint-Germain,” Paredes told the club website.“After my previous experiences in Italy and Russia, I now have this fantastic opportunity, not only to discover a new league, but above all one to wear one the most prestigious club jerseys in the world.“I’d like to thank the chairman and the coach for the confidence they have shown in me by signing me.“We all know the extraordinary sporting dimension of Paris Saint-Germain, its players and staff.“I share the same high ambitions and I will do everything I can to give my club what it expects of me as a midfielder. I also look forward to the passionate atmosphere of the Parc des Princes, as I grew up with football fever in Argentina.”PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “Leandro brings with him the traditional strengths of Argentinian football – a fighting spirit and excellent technical skills.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“He will bring a lot to our midfield and I am sure he will fit quickly into our coach’s well-organised and ambitious team.“Leandro’s arrival will keep the momentum, both on the pitch and among our supporters, ahead of the major events coming up. Exciting times lie ahead.”The Argentina international could make his PSG debut away to Lyon in Ligue 1 on Sunday.The French giants also had a bid for Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye rejected earlier this week.📸👕 #BienvenidoParedesThis was the moment this morning when our new Parisian discovered his new locker room 🔝❤💙 #ICICESTPARIS pic.twitter.com/yDFk6FpmKI— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) January 29, 2019
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Thursday, November 15, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of snow after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Elderly Services Commission is scheduled to meet at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.At Town Hall: The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office’s Housing Coordinator Laurie Stanton will be holding office hours from 2pm to 4:30pm in Wilmington Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Stanton will assist residents with their affordable housing questions. The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office helps people find affordable housing in Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Saugus. If you are unable to attend office hours on this date, future dates will be announced. Laurie can also be reached at her Reading Office at 781-942-6667 during normal business hours.In The Community: The Wilmington Community Chorus rehearses every Thursday, from 7pm to 9pm, at St. Elizabeth’s (4 Forest Street). New members welcome. No tryout required. Learn more HERE.Live Music: Pianist Ricky Lauria performs at Tremezzo (2 Lowell Street) at 8pm.At The Library: Jazz and Bossa: Haley Peltz & Molly Flannery at 2:30pm. First Look Book Group at 2:30pm. Tech Buddies Drop-In at 6:30pm. Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group at 7pm. English Conversation Group at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Art Class at 10am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Knitting/Crocheting at 11am. Meditation Class at 12:15pm. Game Day at 1pm. Ceramics at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.]At Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I may be able to update this post.)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… RelatedAffordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On September 10In “Government”The Wilmington Insider For October 2, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For January 30, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”
Kanaka Durga, 39 (L) and Bindu Ammini, 40, the first women to enter Sabarimala temple which traditionally bans the entry of women of menstrual age, pose for a photo after an interview with Reuters at an undisclosed location on the outskirts of Kochi, India, on 10 January 2019. — Photo: ReutersTwo women who made history by becoming the first in centuries to enter a hill temple in southern India are in hiding after threats by hardline Hindu groups.The Sabarimala temple in the state of Kerala has been the site of tension since India’s Supreme Court ruled in late September to end a ban on women of menstruating age entering it.There have since been sporadic outbreaks of violence between the authorities and protesters attempting to prevent women from entering, setting off a cultural battle in what is still a deeply religious country.Bindu Ammini, 40, a law lecturer at Kerala’s Kannur University and Kanakadurga, 39, a civil servant, told Reuters they were determined to enter despite threats of violence.“A lot of people tried to dissuade us and make us turn back – police officers, our friends… because they knew we were facing a lot of backlash,” Kanakadurga said.After the Supreme Court’s judgment, the women made an unsuccessful attempt to enter the temple on 24 December, before finally succeeding on Jan. 2.A third woman aged 46 has since entered the site, the office of the chief minister of Kerala said on 4 January.“We felt no fear. We had only one aim: we wanted to go to that shrine,” Bindu said.Their entry sparked widespread protests and a day-long strike in Kerala led in part by members of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.“This BJP government has a duty to regulate and control their members,” Bindu said.The women – speaking in an undisclosed location on the outskirts of the city of Kochi – say they have since faced threats from protesters, but that they trusted the authorities to keep them safe and plan to return home next week.“I always say that I trust the police persons, the state government of Kerala and also our democratic society of Kerala,” Bindu said.
In what must be a big blow for EA and Maxis, Amazon has stopped selling download copies of the just released SimCity. The game has at time of writing received 833 reviews on Amazon, and has an average rating of just one star. That’s because 740 of those are one star reviews. Only 20 people gave it 5 stars. There’s few better ways to gauge how a game has been received, and this is pretty damning as to how EA has handled the launch.A note has been posted by Amazon underneath the “Currently unavailable” message. It states that many customers are having connection issues and they have no idea when it will be fixed. As we reported earlier, EA is bringing new servers online over the next 2 days to try and solve the problem, and Maxis is fixing bugs as quickly as they can, but server architecture issues are hampering them.You can still purchase a boxed copy of the game from Amazon, but will anyone bother when they see the reviews? It doesn’t matter how popular EA and Maxis say the game is, Amazon deciding to stop selling your product should be ringing alarm bells and costing EA a small fortune in lost revenue.If EA does solve the server issues by this weekend then they can set about convincing Amazon to open up download purchases again. I’m sure they will after guarantees are given, but the damage has been done as is clear from reading just a few of those reviews.
Kolkata: Bidhannagar Cyber Crime police station busted an online cheating racket that duped the customers of online shopping portal Flipkart. On Friday evening, cops raided an office near Akanksha crossing in New Town and arrested 11 persons. According to sources, cops got a tip off about some persons, who called up the customers of Flipkart and said they won I-phone and LED televisions against their purchases. The accused persons also used to tell the customers to purchase more items in order to get the prize. To make the payment, the racketeers provided an e-wallet number. But, after paying the amount the customers did not get anything. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn Friday evening, cops raided an office building at the Akanksha crossing where the accused persons had hired an office to run their racket. They used to call up the customers using pre-activated SIM cards. They also had the customer database of Flipkart. During the raid, cops found several laptops, hard disk of computers, a good number pre-activated SIM cards, cash worth Rs 93,690, database documents of Flipkart customers and ATM cards of different banks. Cops came to know that it was an interstate racket. It is suspected that some employees of Flipkart had connection with the racketeers. Police are contacting the Flipkart authorities to find out how they got the database of the customers. The arrested persons have been booked under sections 408 (criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant) 419 (punishment for cheating by personation), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC and 21 (Using unauthorised telegraphs) of the Indian Telegraph Act.
The R74 road between Colenso and Weenen is now open.The road was closed due to a service delivery protest that started yesterday (July 6).Angry protesters blocked the road with tree branches.At this stage, it is unclear whether the protest is truly over or how long the road will be open for. Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. 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Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD May 27, 2009 – Staffing rates for radiation therapy facilities have remained relatively stable within the past two years, according to a recent study conducted by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. The 2009 ASRT Radiation Therapy Staffing Survey focused on medical facilities that employ full-time radiation therapists. Facilities with a 2009 budget for radiation therapists reported having 4.97 full-time therapists on staff, down only slightly when compared to the 2007 survey, which reported 5.20 full-time therapists.“It is very interesting to see that despite the downturn in the economy, the number of open full-time employee positions for therapists and dosimetrists has remained relatively steady over the past two years,” said Myke Kudlas, ASRT’s vice president of education and research. “This may represent regional differences in demand, a trend we have seen in many imaging specialties.”The survey also showed the vacancy rate for radiation therapists has slightly increased and is now at 7.6 percent from 5.4 percent in 2007. Vacancy rates, defined as the percentage of budgeted full-time equivalent positions currently vacant and actively recruited, were 8.2 percent for medical dosimetrists, 12.1 percent for medical physicists, 9.2 percent for radiation oncologist positions, 7.1 percent for nurses and 6.1 percent and 10.2 percent respectively for ancillary and administrative staff positions. “One must be careful when considering these percentages,” said John Culbertson, ASRT’s director of research. “There is a great amount of variability when comparing individual facility vacancy rates with one another. This makes it very difficult to generalize these percentages across the United States.”One of the surprising study results showed that approximately 89 percent of respondents indicated that their facility does have a computed tomography device used for treatment simulation. Of these facilities, 81 percent of the respondents indicated that the simulator was located in the radiation therapy department. About 15 percent indicated that it was in the radiology department. “Although this is the first time we have asked questions about CT simulation, the results are remarkable. Of the facilities that use CT for treatment planning, therapists operate the CT equipment 84 percent of the time. These results demonstrate the widespread use of CT in therapy treatment planning,” Kudlas added.More than 530 chief radiation therapists, chief dosimetrists, managers and directors of radiation therapy facilities responded to the ASRT survey, which was completed in April 2009.For more information: www.asrt.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. 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