Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sheet Harbour Trunk 7, Sheet Harbour will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from about 5.5 kilometres east of Lakeshore Drive, west at Campbell’s Brook Bridge, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs, upgrading and paving until Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: William’s Point Road William’s Point Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control is in place. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 8 Trunk 8, from Virginia Road intersection south for three kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for road work until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 KINGS COUNTY: Gladys Porter Bridge Gladys Porter Bridge in Port Williams is reduced to one lane for bridge rehabilitation until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 216 Route 216, from Trunk 4, west for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 15. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 KINGS COUNTY: Cambridge Road Cambridge Road, from Trunk 1 north to Brooklyn Street, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Oct. 31. There will be periodic lane closures. Expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-4166 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Fields Bridge Improvements are being made to the Fields Bridge on Shulie Road, but it will be open during construction. The work takes place until Nov. 15, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Mooseland Road Mooseland Road will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125, Exit 4 The off ramp at Exit 4, westbound on Highway 125, will be closed to complete twinning construction until Wednesday, Oct. 26. All traffic will be detoured to Exit 3. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, from 4.7 kilometres west of Trunk 16 to about one kilometre west of the White Head Road, will have alternating lane closures for upgrading, cold planing an repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Pilot vehicle and traffic control people on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Eagle Drive Eagle Drive, from Salmon River Road to its end, will be closed for paving and sidewalk repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. A detour is in place. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hillside Road Sections of Hillside Road will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for repaving north from the intersection of Route 327. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Office: 902-769-2192 CONTINUING WORK CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trout Brook Road Sections of Trout Brook Road will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for repaving west from the intersection of Trunk 22. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Office: 902-769-2192 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Clarence Road Clarence Road, from Fitch Road intersection west for three kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement, milling, patching and shouldering until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Sections of Trunk 4, west from Lakeshore Drive, will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for repaving. A pilot vehicle will be onsite. Travel with extra caution. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Upper Leitches Creek Road Traffic on sections of Upper Leitches Creek Road is reduced to one lane to allow for repaving from the intersection of Leitches Creek Road for about five kilometres until Monday, Oct. 31. Delays are possible. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 PICTOU COUNTY: Tanner Hill Road Tanner Hill Road in the Limerock area will be closed until Tuesday, Oct. 4, to allow for repairs to the bridge on the West River East Side Road. The closure is in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. A detour route will be marked through Salem Loop, Trunk 4, and West River East Side Road. Tanner Hill Road will be open each evening after 4:30 p.m., but drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-794-5145center_img CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Smith Road, Amherst Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, a section of Smith Road between Trunk 2 and Southampton Road will be closed because of a culvert replacement. Work will take place until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Drivers should use an alternate route. Local Area Office: 902-667-3801 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) from about a half a kilometre south of Brazile Road for about 6.5 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for upgrading, planing and asphalt concrete patching until Monday, Oct. 31. Pilot vehicles and traffic control on site. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4771 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Mary Jane Riley Road Mary Jane Riley Road over Highway 101 will be reduced to one lane for paving, pipe installation and guardrail work until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10 Trunk 10, from Crisp Road intersection south for 4.5 kilometres, and from West Dalhousie Road intersection south for 9.3 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement and paving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902- 825-4154 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Two temporary intersections are in use on Highway 104, Trans-Canada Highway, near Sutherlands River. One is about 70 metres west of the Exit 27A intersection. To access Trunk 4, use this temporary intersection. The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. To access School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, use this temporary intersection. Local Area Office: 902-755-7184 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7 Trunk 7, from Moosehead to Moser River, will be reduced to one lane for drain improvements and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control workers are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 NEW WORK INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, for 6.5 kilometres from Campbell’s Road to south of Chishom Road, and River Deny’s Road, for about two kilometres from Trunk 19, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and asphalt repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. A pilot vehicle and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 PICTOU COUNTY: Thorburn Road Thorburn Road, for about two kilometres from Kirk Lane east to Reese Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving and shouldering until Wednesday, Oct. 5. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 RICHMOND COUNTY: West Bay Highway Sections of West Bay Highway (Dundee Road), east from County Line Road, will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for paving. A pilot vehicle will be on site. Travel with extra caution. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 DIGBY COUNTY: Bonnenfant Road: Bonnenfant Road, Church Point, will be closed for repairs until Friday, Oct. 7. Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour over the South Aspy River on the Cabot Trail, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place at the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 -30- ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Exit 23A to Mary Jane Riley Road, will be reduced to one lane for reconstruction of on and off ramps until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 245 Route 245, from Arisaig Point Road, west for about 3.5 kilometres, will have alternating lane closures for ditching, culvert work and paving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104, Westbound Lanes Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the westbound lanes of Highway 104 in the Kemptown area will be reduced to one lane from Exit 18 to Exit 18A for repaving and widening. Work will take place until Monday, Oct. 31. Drivers should travel with extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge Lower South River Bridge will be reduced to one lane until Oct. 31 to construct a bailey bridge. A detour replaces the lower south river bridge and approaches until Aug. 31, 2012. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 The northbound lanes of Highway 102, from Exit 6 north to Hants County, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Oct. 14. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 902-424-4670last_img read more

Someplace Else celebrates its 25 glorious years

first_imgSomeplace Else, one of the iconic pubs in Kolkata by The Park Hotels, celebrates 25 glorious years of its legacy. Since its inception in 1994, Someplace Else has established a benchmark that not only promotes upcoming talent, but also brings in new musical influences. It is the first lounge to introduce the concept of live musical gigs throughout the week in Park Street, the most famous thoroughfare in Kolkata.A mecca for live music with great ambience, Someplace Else breathes the tradition of pure rock, blues and metal. In 2019, it started open mic that weaves a community of musicians, poets and fans, all under one roof. It has also hosted renowned musicians like Ehsaan and Loy, Nikhil D Souza, Anjan Dutt, Parikrama, Nischay Parekh, Ganesh Talkies, Louiz Banks, Jonas Hellborg, Mukul Dore and Ravindra Chari, Mumford and Sons, Pentagram, Zero, Orange street, and Indus Creed among others. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe silver jubilee celebrations will witness a month-long musical extravaganza with rock bands performing from all over the country. There will be over-the-top performances by Parikrama, Krosswindz, Grooverz, Nucleus, The Fender Benders, and a disco haven night with DJ Austin. Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Dewan, Managing Director, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd. said, “A pioneer in delivering experiences that are Anything But Ordinary, Someplace Else truly resonates with our vision. Our 25th milestone with Someplace Else is a testimony of our unparalled success overseeing world’s top talents. Someplace Else will continue to evolve in the years ahead and always provide the best entertainment in the city.” Someplace Else has been a launch pad and magnet for many rock bands and musicians who have gone on to make their name in the national music scenario. With best live music in the city, delicious food and a friendly smile, it has become the most preferred pub amongst Kolkatians.last_img read more

Trudeau announces 90million contribution to twin deadly Nova Scotia highway

first_imgSUTHERLANDS RIVER, N.S. – It’s been called a 38-kilometre death trap, a treacherous stretch of Nova Scotia highway that in the last decade has seen hundreds of accidents, multiple fatalities and desperate pleas for help from residents.Many hope those calls were answered Tuesday with a $90-million funding commitment from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which along with $195 million from the province will go towards twinning the busy thoroughfare that cuts through the province’s north leading to Cape Breton.The Pictou County community has fought for years to get improvements for Highway 104, with local fire Chief Joe MacDonald leading the charge.He’s lost family along the hazardous roadway and has been on the scene of gruesome motor vehicle accidents more times than he can count.“There are a lot of stories right here in this little section of road,” said the chief of the Barneys River Volunteer Fire Department, at times choking back tears.“This is a very emotional place for me.”The announcement — part of Trudeau’s visit to Nova Scotia — was bookended by an early morning stop at a cafe in Truro and an afternoon picnic in Antigonish.He was briefly interrupted while delivering remarks to a crowd on the grounds of St. Francis Xavier University by protesters opposed to the Kinder Morgan pipeline.“Unfortunately, there are folks that still think there is a choice to be made between protecting the environment and growing the economy,” Trudeau said above the heckling.He also touched on increases to the Canada child benefit and the importance of immigration, before he entered the crowd to shake hands and pose for selfies.Though much of the prime minister’s day resembled a typical summer barbecue circuit, the new highway funding is significant for the area.A crowd outside a school near the busy highway offered up boisterous applause when the funding was announced.“Not only will this project alleviate the bottleneck and get more vehicles moving, but most importantly it’s also expected to reduce fatalities on this stretch of the highway by 80 per cent,” Trudeau said.“This is a major project that the province, municipality and local leaders like Joe have been calling for for years.”It’s estimated that 15,000 vehicles pass along the highway from Sutherlands River to Antigonish every day, including 2,500 trucks, making it a critical link for trade and transport to Newfoundland and Labrador.Premier Stephen McNeil said requests will go out next week to the private sector to build the highway in a P3 — or public, private partnership — model. He said it will not be a tolled highway.“It’s about saving lives. It’s about ensuring the men and women, who we ask to serve our community day in, day out and volunteer fire service or emergency services, that they get the support they need,” he told the crowd, which included firefighters and police.The province had previously announced that it would twin the portion of highway, but did not have a commitment from the federal government.The project will see 28 kilometres of the highway twinned, and a new 10-kilometre, four-lane highway built. It’s scheduled to be completed by 2024.Since 2009 there have been over 414 accidents on the highway and 16 fatalities, but the highway’s reputation as a perilous road stretches back years.Central Nova MP Sean Fraser, who grew up near the highway, recalled warnings from his parents.“You wouldn’t believe the number of times my father said to me, ‘Watch Marshy Hope, there’s freezing rain tonight. Be careful when you’re coming through the mountains,’” he said.“It’s a dangerous stretch of road and the community knows it.”Fraser said locals are excited to see the project get started, which will improve road safety and create jobs.“There should be shovels in the ground by spring or summer next year.”last_img read more

Dress diktat charge against college union student alleges harassment

first_imgKolkata: A girl student of a college in south Kolkata has been allegedly heckled by some students’ union members on International Women’s Day for wearing a “revealing dress”. The student, who did not wish to be named, alleged that she was first threatened by two members of the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) for wearing the “revealing dress which is against the discipline of the college”, when she entered the college Friday noon. When she protested, she was pushed by the two union members, the student alleged. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers Her classmate Barun Majhi alleged that he was beaten up by the TMCP members when he protested against the incident. The TMCP said nothing of that sort had taken place. A college spokesman said no formal complaint had been lodged by the girl and there was no such dress code in the college. He said if the student lodges a complaint with the college authorities, necessary action will be taken after an inquiry.last_img read more

Fight to restore regional chair elections in Niagara

A St. Catharine’s city council candidate is asking Queen’s Park to restore regional chair elections in Niagara.Karrie Porter, who is running in Ward 4- St. Patrick’s, delivered petitions to local MPPs Jennie Stevens (NDP – St. Catharines) and Jeff Burch (NDP – Niagara Centre).The petitions have been signed by hundreds of Niagara residents.Last week, the provincial government announced plans to cancel planned regional chair elections in Niagara, Peel, York and Muskoka.These elections were planned to coincide with municipal elections on Oct. 22.Instead, they will go back to being appointed positions.The bill tabled by the PC government is known as the Better Local Government Act.It also includes slashing the size of Toronto city council from 47 councillors to 25.The NDP has been especially critical of this move from the Ford government.The party has held rallies in protest, including one Thursday at Queen’s Park. read more

OPP assisting Six Nations Police road closures in Hagersville

The Haldimand County OPP Detachment, Tactics and Rescue Unit and Emergency Response Team members are currently on scene at an address on Howard Street in Hagersville.As a result of an incident earlier Friday on Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, the OPP is assisting Six Nations Police Service in an ongoing investigation.As a result, the following road closures are in effect for the motoring public and pedestrian traffic.Howard Street at King Street West King Street West at Main Street John Street at Tuscarora Road John Street at Main Street An update on the investigation and roads closures will be provided when available.

Trudeau to visit resourcerich northern Ontario to talk infrastructure

SUDBURY, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to northern Ontario today as he continues to talk up his government’s infrastructure spending plans.Trudeau is expected to make an announcement in Liberal-friendly Sudbury, where city officials have been hoping for federal funding to match a $26.7 million Ontario government commitment to an $80-million road construction project.Sudbury was among the first stops Trudeau made as last year’s federal election campaign was ramping up, during which he made promises that included $200 million for the mining and forest sectors.His government’s first budget last month included $87.2 million for a wide range of research projects in forestry, mining and minerals, earth sciences and mapping, and innovation in energy technology.But the budget has been criticized by some — including some of the Liberal government’s own members, sources say — for a lack of support for the forestry sector.While mining and other resource companies haven’t garnered the national headlines the oil sector has been capturing of late, the sluggish international economy and a collapse in commodity prices has also left them reeling.During last year’s election campaign, Trudeau also promised to work with the Ontario government to bring resources to market from a vast stretch of territory known as the Ring of Fire — a region once dubbed by former federal Conservative cabinet minister Tony Clement as the oilsands of Ontario.Sudbury has been tabbed as a possible home for a smelter to process chromite from the Ring of Fire, but resource development in the region has been hampered by negotiations between the Ontario government and First Nations over education, training, jobs and environmental concerns.On Friday, Trudeau is expected to visit Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., where the biggest employer in town — Essar Steel Algoma — has been under bankruptcy protection since last fall. by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 7, 2016 2:30 am MDT Last Updated Apr 7, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Trudeau to visit resource-rich northern Ontario to talk infrastructure read more

Despite recent progress urgent challenges remain to restore stability in Mali –

“The new authorities are confronted with numerous challenges that need to be addressed urgently to enable Malian men, women and children to live in security and to benefit from peace dividends,” Bert Koenders told the Security Council as he briefed the 15-member body on the latest developments. Mr. Koenders, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA), said he remained concerned about the fragile security situation, notably in the north of the country.Since early 2012, Mali has witnessed a military coup d’état, renewed fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels, and the seizure of its northern territory by radical Islamists.A significant step towards the full restoration of constitutional order was the successful presidential poll conducted this summer, following which Boubacar Keita was sworn in as the new President. Last month, Oumar Tatam Ly was appointed Prime Minister and a new 34-member Government was announced.“Malians have clearly, clearly signalled their desire to turn the page following the troubling events of the recent past – the occupation of the north by extremist groups, the coup d’état, the collapse of national institutions, amongst others,” said Mr. Koenders. “Despite this progress, it’s clear that the real work has but started,” he added, noting priorities such as national reconciliation, the conduct of legislative elections, the launching of inclusive peace negotiations to deal with the deep-rooted causes of the Malian crisis, restoration of the authority of the State, and the consolidation of security throughout the whole territory. The authorities have announced that the first round of legislative elections will be held on 24 November, with a second round planned for 15 December. Mr. Koenders said this would enable the setting up of a new parliament and a conclusion to the electoral cycle. The “recent and worrying” security incidents in Mali are, he said, an important ‘wake-up call.’ After a period of calm that facilitated the holding of the presidential elections and the cantonment of armed groups in Kidal, increasing tensions and acts of provocation resulted in clashes throughout the month of September in various localities in the north.The envoy stated that the effective stabilization of the northern regions remains challenging partly due to the complex nature of the conflict, including the threat of asymmetric attacks by extremist elements. In addition to the security threat from the armed groups and terrorists, which mainly affected the northern regions, the authorities had to contend with tensions within the armed forces. “Despite these security challenges, the overall improvement of the situation in Mali has opened up new prospects for Mali’s recovery and longer-term perspectives,” said Mr. Koenders. “But the development and humanitarian needs of the country remain daunting.”He said he was “shocked” by the malnutrition levels in the country, and noted that the $477 million humanitarian appeal is only 37 per cent funded, at $177 million. “The near-collapse of the Malian State last year was not just a coincidence,” he stated. “The country has been facing recurrent crises in the course of the last decades. We should also not lose sight of the regional dimension of the Malian crisis and make progress in implementing an integrated Sahel strategy. “As we move forward, it is important not to repeat the errors of the past but address the root causes of the challenges facing Mali, which also include the manner in which international partners have traditionally provided political and financial support. The time may be right for a critical reassessment of our engagement.”He added that while the UN is striving to support the Malian Government and people, it is faced with a number of severe challenges. “The Mission lacks critical enablers – such as helicopters – to facilitate rapid deployment and access to remote areas to ensure the protection of civilians. Troop generation will have to accelerate.”Enablers are particularly important, he said, within the context of security and logistical support for the forthcoming legislative elections and given the risks of asymmetric threats. read more

Mens basketball Buckeyes need accountability more than ever to stay afloat in

Ohio State coach Thad Matta prepares to address team at a media timeout against Purdue on Jan. 1, 2017 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. OSU lost 76-75. Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern Senior ReporterThey said it all offseason. The eight returning members of the Ohio State men’s basketball team that were on the 2015-16 roster said they didn’t want that taste again. That taste of missing out on the NCAA tournament for just the second time in coach Thad Matta’s tenure, then losing in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament. Now they’re at a juncture.The Buckeyes sit at 10-5 overall, 0-2 in the Big Ten, an 0-3 record against the Associated Press Top 25 and a loss to low mid-major Florida Atlantic who is 4-9 with two wins against non-Division I opponents. To make matters worse, OSU will have to play the rest of the season without arguably the team’s best all-around player, junior forward Keita Bates-Diop.Still, it gets worse.The Buckeyes are staring at the very real possibility of dropping to 0-5 to start league play with matchups at Minnesota, at No. 13 Wisconsin and Michigan State. The last time OSU started the Big Ten season with five losses was 1997-98 when the Scarlet and Gray finished 8-22.“That’s why you take it one game at a time, “ Matta said. “I know when the schedule came out, I looked at it and said, ‘Uh oh.’ By the same token, we got to get ourselves ready to go in Minneapolis and obviously Minnesota is playing great basketball right now.”Richard Pitino’s Golden Gophers are the darling of the Big Ten this season. After beating a solid Northwestern team on the road on Thursday night, Minnesota will welcome the Buckeyes into Williams Arena on Sunday night at 14-2 and 2-1 in the Big Ten.Following OSU’s 76-75 loss to Purdue on Thursday, several players were not shy about showing emotion on the court or in the postgame press conference. Junior forward Jae’Sean Tate and senior forward Marc Loving were holding back tears as they tried to put a finger on why they keep coming up short in games that can totally change the complexion of the season.Last season, OSU had a signature win against Kentucky before conference play, but then waited too long to capture its next one against another top-10 opponent in Iowa just two games before the Big Ten tournament. In 2016-17, OSU has lost to No. 6 Virginia by two, No. 20 Virginia by two and were even within arms reach against No. 2 UCLA. Any one of those games, including a five-point loss at Illinois on New Year’s Day, and the Buckeyes wouldn’t be in the conundrum they currently find themselves.“Nobody in the Big Ten is going to go undefeated because it’s such a tough conference,” Tate said. “We just have to turn this train around.”OSU didn’t look impressive in several of its nonconference games earlier in the year, which is another piece to the puzzle Matta and the players are still trying to solve 15 games into the season. After a two-point win against UNC Asheville on Dec. 22, Matta said that his team didn’t know how to handle adversity.On Thursday against Purdue, Tate and OSU’s leading rebounder, redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson, sat the remaining three minutes and 37 seconds of the half in foul trouble and Purdue went on a 9-0 run. The Buckeyes were down by as much as 10, but battled back with a 12-2 run to tie the game at 55. Each time Purdue went on a run, OSU came back with a run of its own to have a chance to win at the end.Loving and Tate each took accountability after the game for a few plays that they individually could have executed better that might have changed the scope of the game. For now, the Buckeyes have to make due with what they are — a team that needs to perform at its best without one of its top players in one of the nation’s toughest conferences.“Accountability is one of the greatest attributes an individual can have,” Matta said. “We have to be accountable. Coaches have to be accountable, players have to be accountable. It is what it is and guys are going to have to man down, man up.”Matta equated the loss of Bates-Diop to when all-around star David Lighty broke his foot in the 2008-09 season and a sophomore by the name of Evan Turner became the conference’s leading scorer, propelling OSU into the conference championship game and the NCAA tournament. Will Matta get that same out-of-nowhere performance? Probably not, but someone or several guys will need to step up if OSU is to remain relevant in the Big Ten and the eyes of the committee. read more

HudBay Minerals takes on Fenix nickel

first_imgHudBay Minerals and Skye Resources have entered into a definitive agreement to combine their respective businesses. Skye’s principal asset is the worldclass Fenix nickel project in Guatemala, which includes 41.4 Mt of reserves. The transaction will be structured as a Plan of Arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) between HudBay and Skye. Skye’s Fenix project will strategically expand HudBay’s base metals portfolio to include nickel and add significantly to HudBay’s development pipeline, with a world class project that is capable of near term production, has a 30 year mine life and contains significant opportunity for expansion.On completion of the transaction, all Skye common shares will be automatically exchanged on the basis of 0.61 HudBay common shares for each Skye common share. Upon completion of the transaction, HudBay will have approximately 160.9 million common shares outstanding, of which current HudBay shareholders will own 79.7% and former Skye shareholders will own 20.3%.Following completion of the transaction the combined company’s profile will include:– A large increase in reserves and resources– A diversified multi-metal resource base– An attractive mix of producing, development and exploration assets that provides a solid platform for future growth– A strong balance sheet with a pro-forma cash balance of approximately C$861 million, no debt and solid operating cash flow going forward.“We believe that this represents excellent value for our shareholders,” said Allen Palmiere, President and CEO of HudBay. “Today’s announcement reflects one of the key elements of our strategy -building scale and scope through opportunistic investments to complement HudBay’s existing operations. This is a tremendous addition to HudBay’s development pipeline and provides important diversification to the company’s existing portfolio. Our balance sheet strength together with the continuing strong cash flows from our current operations place us in excellent position to bring to production the Fenix project and continue our aggressive exploration and development activities in the prolific Flin Flon Greenstone Belt [Canada]. At the same time, we will continue to seek additional opportunities in support of further growth and value creation for shareholders.”Vice Chairman and CEO of Skye, Colin K. Benner said, “The planned combination is a great opportunity for Skye’s shareholders and for Guatemala. This agreement merges the worldclass ferro-nickel Fenix project with a company with the financial and technical capacity to move it forward rapidly and I encourage Skye shareholders to vote in favour of this transaction. HudBay is a large, exceptionally well-managed and respected Canadian mining company with roots going back over 80 years. We are very pleased to become a significant part of this much larger and stronger enterprise and support their plans for future growth in the pursuit of becoming an international mining house.”Benner will join HudBay’s board as a director. Allen Palmiere said, “We are extremely pleased that Colin will be joining the HudBay board. His proven operating and management expertise will be of great assistance to the company as we move forward to create the next major Canadian base metal company. On a personal note, I have known Colin for many years and am looking forward to working with him.”As part of the Transaction, HudBay will acquire approximately 12,679,266 common shares of Skye at a price of C$7.51 per share in a private placement for total gross proceeds to Skye of approximately C$95,221,285, representing approximately 19.9% of Skye’s outstanding common shares on a pro-forma basis. These proceeds will be used to immediately ramp up the full engineering, procurement and construction activities at the Fenix project, including the purchasing of long lead time equipment orders that are presently suspended. The private placement financing is not conditional on the completion of the Plan of Arrangement but is subject to the approval of the TSX.Pursuant to the terms of a Share Purchase Master Agreement between Skye and Vale Inco, Vale Inco has the right to participate in the financing to maintain its current approximate 11.0% equity interest in Skye. Vale Inco must exercise this right within 24 hours after the announcement of the financing. Should Vale Inco exercise in whole its right to participate in this financing, HudBay’s holding in Skye would represent approximately 19.4% of its outstanding common shares on a pro-forma basis.HudBay Minerals is investing for the future in one of the most ambitious exploration programs in Canada, targeting its 400,000 ha exploration territory in the Flin Flon Greenstone Belt. As an integrated mining company, HudBay operates mines, concentrators and metal production facilities in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, a zinc oxide production facility in Ontario, the White Pine copper refinery in Michigan, and the Balmat zinc mine in New York state.Skye acquired the rights to the Fenix project in December 2004 and has completed a feasibility study for a ferro-nickel project using proven conventional smelting technology. Environmental and construction permits for the project have been received, basic engineering is complete, detailed engineering is over 50% complete and Skye is preparing to initiate construction. Fenix is located in eastern Guatemala and is 98.2% owned by subsidiaries of Skye and 1.8% by the Government of Guatemala. The project consists of an exploitation license encompassing 248 km2 and an exploration license covering 32 km2, together with a pyrometallurgical nickel processing plant and related facilities. Built at a cost of $238 million in 1977, the plant operated until it was closed in 1980. Since the plant shutdown, no mining activity has taken place on the property, but the plant has been on care and maintenance. Ferro-nickel production is now estimated to commence in the last quarter of 2010.last_img read more

Heavy makeup high heels and frilly dresses inappropriate on pageant children

first_imgMINISTER FRANCES FITZGERALD has today welcomed  the decision of a hotel in Dublin to pull out of hosting a child beauty pageant.The ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’-style pageant was to take place this Saturday at the Bracken Court Hotel in Balbriggan in north county Dublin, with babies, toddlers and teens taking part in the beauty contest but the hotel cancelled the booking yesterdaySpeaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today, Fitzgerald said that she was concerned about the pageants because she sees it as the “inappropriate early sexualisation of very young children”. Obviously all children dress up and play at dressing up – that’s quite contrast to the dressing up we see in these kinds pageants – the amount of heavy makeup, the high shoes, the frilly dresses, inappropriate on a child of 3, 4 and 5 – very different to the kind of dressing up that we all grew up with.The Minister urged other hotels to “take the same approach” and refuse to host such events in the future.The organisers of the pageant have said that it will still take place, as planned, on Saturday.Related: Dublin hotel pulls out of hosting child beauty pageant>More: Senator calls for child beauty pageant to be cancelled >Poll: Would you enter your child in a beauty pageant? >last_img read more

Motorola Now Officially Two Companies

first_imgAfter plenty of talk and speculation, Motorola has finally broken off into two companies. The company announced plans to spin off its business back in 2008, during a time when its future looked relatively bleak. The change took effect this morning at the New York Stock Exchange, the mobile giant now trading as two distinct companies–Motorola Mobility Holdings (MMI) and Motorola Solution (MSI).Mobility Holdings is the consumer-aimed wing of the company, featuring devices like cell phones–a wing of the company that has enjoyed a recent uptick lately, thanks in no small part to the success of Android-based smartphones like the Droid. Motorola Solutions is focused on the business-facing side of the company, offering products like police radios.“We are pleased that Motorola Mobility has reached this important milestone. After more than two years of planning, today we begin operating as a financially strong, independent company trading on the New York Stock Exchange,” MMI’s CEO Sanjay Jha said in an official statement. “We are well-positioned to build on the strong momentum we have in smartphones and end-to-end video solutions-and to take advantage of opportunities resulting from the convergence of media, mobility, computing and the Internet.”News of the split was received positively on the market, with MMI jumping $3.40 to $32.50 and MSI rising 10 cents to $37.25.last_img read more

Skills Center VIP tour to lead to gourmet lunch

first_imgVancouver — Everyone’s a VIP — all community members and leaders are invited — Friday at the next Clark County Skills Center VIP Tour and Luncheon.The free event, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starts with an all-campus tour of classrooms to see state-of-the-art equipment and student demonstrations.Following the tour, students from the award-winning Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts program will host, prepare and serve a gourmet lunch in the Skills Center restaurant. Cost is $5.For more information and to make reservations, call Jan Strickland, 360-604-1050, ext. 2151, by Monday.The Skills Center is at 12200 N.E. 28th St. in Vancouver. The 28-year-old program is operated by 10 Southwest Washington school districts to provide technical and professional training programs.last_img

Amazon issues refunds for fake solar eclipse glasses

first_img(WSVN) – Online retail giant Amazon has begun issuing refunds for fake solar eclipse glasses.According to the company itself, sellers are shipping out orders of questionable solar eclipse glasses, meant to protect people from lasting eye damage.Amazon has started refunding customers who have already purchased the fake glasses, and said it will take the steps out of abundance of caution.Affected customers, Amazon added, will be notified.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Bethel Investigating Police Brutality Charge

first_imgDownload AudioA woman from Arizona who works as a professor doing seasonal research in the Y-K Delta says she witnessed an arrest of a citizen by a Bethel Police Officer and she alleges police brutality. City leaders say they’re investigating.last_img

Confirmed Karnataka election ambassador Rahul Dravid cant vote on Thursday

first_imgFile photo of former India captain Rahul Dravid.IANSThe brand ambassador for Karnataka Election Commission, Rahul Dravid, will not be able to vote in the Lok Sabha polls, which will be held in the state’s 14 constituencies including Bengaluru, on Thursday. The names of Dravid and his family members still stand deleted from the electoral rolls as they failed to apply for inclusion in the voters’ list till the last date of form submissions. The election officials said that the deadline for the form submission can’t be made flexible even for celebrities.Interestingly, Dravid was roped in by the Election Commission last year as its ambassador to seek voters’ participation in Karnataka during the State Assembly polls. The Election Commission has now reportedly turned down a fresh application of the former cricketer to include his name in the voters’ list and hence, he would not be able to exercise his franchise.The CEC has conveyed to the election officials in Karnataka that the rules cannot be bend to favour any popular figure. “It has been conveyed to the chief electoral officer that nothing can be done now,” Sandeep Saxena, the deputy election commissioner, told The Times of India.Dravid’s change of residence led to his ouster from the voters’ list?Under the rules, Dravid needed to apply for fresh inclusion in the voters’ list after he changed his residence from Indiranagar to Ashwathi Nagar in Bengaluru. But he did not do the same. The electoral officers said that Dravid “didn’t take necessary steps to get his name included in the electoral roll although registration officials visited there several times.”After shifting to a new place, Dravid’s brother had submitted Form 7 to get the name deleted from the earlier list. Dravid needed to submit Form 6 which he did post the March 16 deadline. The election officials of Karnataka had also visited the former cricketer’s residence where he expressed his keenness to vote in the Lok Sabha elections. However, the EC stood its ground as he did not pay heed to deadlines which were made public.Karnataka’s election officials had earlier submitted the requisition letter along with fresh application on behalf of Dravid. He would have voted from the North Bangalore constituency.last_img read more

Job Fair Aims To Help Houston Veterans

first_img Share Brien Straw | Houston Public MediaStatistics show that in Houston Veterans tend to have higher earnings and lower unemployment rates than the general populationLike most of the nation, Greater Houston will honor those who served in the military on Veterans Day on Saturday. To show its support, the Texas Workforce Commission hosted its annual “Red, White and You” job fair at Minute Maid Park.The fair is for veterans and their families to connect with local businesses. Thursday’s fair marked the TWC’s sixth statewide fair. What happened at the home of the World Champion Astros was duplicated at 29 locations throughout the state. Commissioner Ruth R. Hughs said the event is very important to state leaders.Brien Straw | Houston Public MediaStatistics show that in Houston Veterans tend to have higher earnings and lower unemployment rates than the general population“This is an opportunity to make those connections between employers and veterans and give back to those who have served our country,” she said.Hughs said 150 employers showed up offering jobs, and she expects more than 4,000 veterans to attend.Statistics show that in Houston Veterans tend to have higher earnings and lower unemployment rates than the general population. That’s not the case nationwide. Michelle Ramirez from Workforce Solutions said the city’s strong economy and a good match between the skills that veterans offer, and the “living wage” jobs available here, is the reason.But David Britton, is like many of the more than 260,000 vets in Greater Houston. He finds it hard to transition from the structured environment of the military.“If I could go back I would definitely go back and redo it. Cause the civilian world is pretty difficult,” said Britton, who has been looking for work for six months.Brien Straw | Houston Public MediaVets visit with Exxon-Mobile reps at Red, White & You job fair.Regardless of which side of the table they were on, the goal for those at the fair seems the same, job placement.Brandi Lee is the wife of a veteran. Neither she or her husband couldn’t find work in California. She left Southern California for Houston three weeks ago and is hopeful a job awaits.“At this point I’ll take whatever allows me to support our family,” she said.And for Amanda Shirey from the city of Galveston who has more than 20 jobs to fill, her goal is simple…“To make any many hires as we can,” Amanda said.Since the program started the Texas Workforce Commission reports that the “Red, White and You” job fair has connected more than 84,000 veterans with over 5,800 employers.last_img read more

Protesters Across The US Decry Policy Of Separating Immigrant Families

first_imgMarisa Peñaloza/NPRMore than 100 people chanted and sang outside a Justice Department building in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The protesters gathered to condemn the Trump administration’s practice of separating immigrant parents and children at the southern border.Protesters gathered in more than two dozen cities across the country on Friday to condemn the Trump administration’s practice of separating immigrant parents and children at the southern border.At least 600 children were taken from their parents last month as part of the administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.“The stories are horrific,” said Jessica Morales Rocketto, with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, who helped organize the protest in Washington, D.C.“It’s like, babies being ripped out of their mother arms — literally ripped out of their mothers arms. It’s horrifying to make that is happening in America. And we can’t rest until it stops happening,” Morales Rocketto said.More than 100 protesters chanted and sang outside a Justice Department building in Washington. Cathy Schneider, who teaches at American University, felt compelled to join the protest.“I don’t recognize this country,” Schneider said. “And I can’t imagine how any American is not appalled by this.”Marisa Peñaloza /NPRJessica Morales Rocketto organized Friday’s protest in Washington, D.C.The goal is to discourage immigrants from crossing the border illegally. The Trump administration has considered separating parents and children as a deterrent since lastMarisa Peñaloza /NPRProtesters gathered Friday in Washington, New York City, Santa Monica, Miami, Atlanta and other cities.year.And last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it clear: families that crosses the border illegally will be separated.“If you don’t want your child to be separated, then don’t bring them across the border illegally,” Sessions said in Scottsdale, Ariz., last month.The Justice Department says family separations are necessary because children can’t go to jail with their parents. So they’re placed in shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services, while their parents face charges — in most cases, a misdemeanor charge for illegal entry.This is a big departure from past practice. Previous administrations tried to keep parents and children together in family detention centers, or released them into the U.S. to wait for their immigration court dates.Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen continues to defend the new policy.“We will refer 100 percent of illegal southwest border crossings to the Department of Justice for prosecution,” Nielsen said at a press conference near the southwest border in Nogales, Ariz., on Thursday.“In communities across this country, if you commit a crime, the police will take you to jail,” she said. “It should be the same on the border.”But critics say this isn’t really about law and order. They say separating immigrant families is cruel and immoral. Many of the people crossing the border are fleeing from violence and lawlessness in Central America, and seeking asylum in the U.S.“This is not who we are as Americans,” said Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) at a protest Thursday night in San Antonio.“Your presence here tonight is a signal back to Washington,” Castro said, “that just because somebody crosses a border, doesn’t make them non-human.”Protesters gathered Friday in New York City, Santa Monica, Miami, Atlanta and other cities. And they held a protest last night on the steps of the county courthouse in El Paso, Texas. Immigration lawyers in this West Texas border town have been saying for months that they saw families separated, long before the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy became official.“For weeks or months, they’ll go without knowing where their kids are, or without being able to talk to them,” said Linda Rivas, executive director of the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso. Even when parents have served their time for illegal entry, Rivas says, they’re often placed in immigration detention without their children.“It just ends up being a very helpless situation,” she said.Immigrant rights advocates aren’t just protesting. They’re appealing to the Organization of American States to put pressure on the Trump administration. And they’ve asked a federal court in California to step in and stop these family separations.They’re still waiting for a ruling.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Configure the lockscreen display timeout on Windows

first_imgConfigure the lockscreen display timeout on Windows by Martin Brinkmann on June 02, 2018 in Windows – 14 commentsMicrosoft’s Windows operating system includes a set of power options that define, among many other things, when the screen is turned off. You can configure Windows to never turn off the screen when the device is connected to a power source.If you do lock the screen occasionally or even regularly, you may have noticed that the setting is not honored by the operating system when you lock the system.Windows turns off the display after 60 seconds when the system gets locked regardless of power settings. The display gets turned off in locked system state even if you have configured Windows to never turn off the display when the device is connected to a power source.Windows comes with a hidden option in the Windows Registry to change that. You may edit the Registry to add a new option to the power configuration so that you may change the timeout value of the display when the system is locked.You may like to see the date and time displayed by Windows on then lockscreen, get a glimpse of recent notifications, or simply check out the most recent desktop background, and that requires a different timeout setting to block Windows from turning off the screen when the account gets locked.Note: The tweak applies only to the lockscreen when a user locks the computer. It does not apply to the lockscreen on start or when a user signs out.Configure the lockscreen display timeout on WindowsThe very first thing you need to do is make a change in the Windows Registry to unlock the new power configuration setting.Note: I recommend that you create a backup of the Registry or even the whole system before you make changes to the Registry. While that is usually safe to do, editing the wrong value may lead to all kinds of issue including a non-booting operating system.Here is how you do that:Tap on the Windows-key, type regedit.exe and select the result to load the Windows Registry editor.Go to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99\8EC4B3A5-6868-48c2-BE75-4F3044BE88A7Double-click on the Attributes value.Set it to the value of 2.Tip: You can undo the change at any time by resetting the value to 1. Just perform the operation outlined above and set it to 1 instead of 2. Doing so restores the default status quo.The values:A value of 1 means that the setting is not displayed in the Power Options.A value of 2 means that the setting is displayed in the Power Options.You don’t need to restart the PC after you make the change as the change is active right away.We have created two Registry files for you that you may use to enable or disable the feature in the Registry. Click on the following link to download the Registry file to your device:  lockscreen-display-timeout.zipConfigure console lock display off timeoutThe new option is added to the power plan configuration. Even desktop PCs that are always connected to a power source use a power plan on Windows.Tap on the Windows-key, type powercfg.cpl and hit the Enter-key. Doing so opens the Power Configuration on the Windows device.Select the “change advanced power settings” option on the “Edit Plan Settings” page. Note that you may change the display timeout and computer sleep timeout on the page if you want to adjust the values.Select Display > Console lock display off timeout when the new Power Options window opens.Adjust the timeout setting as you see fit. The lowest value is 1 minute.You can try the new setting immediately by using Windows-L to lock the screen.SummaryArticle NameConfigure the lockscreen display timeout on WindowsDescriptionFind out how to change the 60 second timeout that Windows uses to turn off the display when the system is locked to another value.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Costa Ricas marginalized get chance to shine at Homeless World Cup

first_img“When a homeless person gets involved in football, they build relationships and become teammates who learn to trust and share,” the organization writes on its web site. “They have a responsibility to attend training sessions and games, to be on time, and to be prepared to participate. They feel that they are part of something larger than themselves.”In order to qualify for the Homeless World Cup’s rosters, a player must meet at least one of the following criteria: Has been homeless at some point after September, 2014; Enrolled in drug or alcohol rehabilitation center; Homeless immigrant without positive asylum status; Receiving his/her main income working as street paper vendor.Players must also be more than 16 years of age, according to World Cup rules. Monge said his players range in age from 20 to 35 years old.In addition, no athlete is eligible if he or she played in a previous World Cup. Each participating country can have a mixed roster of men and women, but it must have two teams of four players each: one goalie and three players in the field.Monge said the Listening to Homeless Association starts each year with a 16-person roster before designating eight who will travel to the tournament. The other half is placed in workshops and rehab clinics, he said.The Municipality of San José estimates that around 1,800 people in Chepe are homeless.Costa Rica is listed in Group C alongside five other teams, including Italy and Canada. The World Cup runs Sept. 12-19. Facebook Comments It may look small with just four players on each team defending shrunken goals on pint-sized fields, but the impact that organized street football has on the world’s homeless populations is anything but tiny.In trying to empower its less fortunate citizens through football, Costa Rica’s Listening to the Homeless Association will bring an eight-person roster to the Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam next month to compete against 47 other countries.José Luis Monge Fernández founded the association in 2008 and has taken a team to the World Cup every year since. In that span, he’s been able to take rehabilitating drug addicts and impoverished immigrants from Costa Rica to places like Italy, Poland, Brazil, and Chile.“It’s a struggle but it’s one that you have to keep fighting,” Monge said. “When I started they called me crazy, but we’ve had some success and now I’m even coming out with a book.”The new book entitled “Del Cartón al Avión,” or “From the Cardboard Box to the Airplane,” details Monge’s seven-year journey of showing homeless Costa Ricans the world through football and the many roadblocks along the way.The Costa Rican Institute of Sports and Recreation (ICODER) funds the money for plane tickets to the World Cup and other events like the Street Football American Cup, which Costa Rica won in 2012. But in terms of food, housing, and equipment, the association is largely on its own. Monge said they get no private sponsorship and have minimal capital to spend on basic amenities.However, the Homeless World Cup Organization, which has hosted the charity tournament since it began in 2003, pays to feed and house the athletes for the entirety of the week-long event. Related posts:Costa Rica’s Homeless World Cup team aims to change how we see homelessness Costa Rican boxer Tiquito Vásquez shoots for world title in Brooklyn Dakar Rally opening stage cancelled due to weather WATCH: Joel Campbell continues breakout season with amazing performance against Liverpoollast_img read more