Sam Allardyce factor the difference for Crsytal Palace, says Andros Townsend

first_imgThe ‘Sam Allardyce factor’ has been driving Crystal Palace’s resurgence, midfielder Andros Townsend said after a 3-0 win over Arsenal boosted their improving Premier League survival bid.Allardyce, who has developed a reputation over the years as a survival specialist and last season led Sunderland to an unlikely escape from the drop, has been the driving force behind the stunning upturn in fortunes experienced by Palace. (Also Read: Arsenal’s top-four hopes suffer major blow with 3-0 loss against Crystal Palace)He initially struggled to turn things around after joining the south-London side in December, but since late February Palace have collected 15 points from a possible 18, to climb three places to 16th.”Sam Allardyce has been incredible,” Townsend, who scored Palace’s first goal on Monday, told Sky Sports.”I was on the wrong end of the (then Sunderland manager) Sam Allardyce factor when I was at Newcastle last season but he looks to have worked his magic again and hopefully we can keep these performances up and get enough points to survive.”Allardyce’s tactics have not always been the most subtle but under his stewardship Palace have become formidable opponents – particular at their raucous Selhurst Park ground.Their form is built on a strong, well-organised defence, a physical target man in Christian Benteke and the skill and counter-attacking ability of French playmaker Yohan Cabaye – scorer of their second goal – Wilfried Zaha and Townsend.Combative Serbia international Luka Milivojevic, who added the third, has looked like an astute acquisition since he arrived from Olympiakos Piraeous in January.advertisement”Tactically the players were aware of how to beat Arsenal,” Allardyce told Sky Sports.”The first thing was to defend and frustrate them, keep them playing sideways, then use the space behind the full-backs.”Arsenal have been weak defensively, they leave the centre-backs exposed. We won a lot of possession off them and created lots of chances.”Cabaye’s goal, what a finish – and that was down to us pressing them. It wasn’t a shock for me because we played Chelsea and won that game (2-1 away on April 1).”The result might be a shock, but we did that again and did it better. We all know Arsenal are going through their worst spell for years, but the only way to take advantage is by playing well. Everything worked perfectly for us today.”Palace have moved six points above the drop zone and have a game in hand on most of the teams around them in the relegation battle but they still have to face Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and United in their final seven fixtures.last_img read more

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Ashes 2017: Mitchell Starc and Co. to show no mercy to England tailenders

first_imgFormer England captain Michael Atherton has urged the umpires at the ongoing Ashes series Down Under to protect England’s tailenders from Australia’s relentless “bodyline” bowling.Australia captain Steve Smith, however, has found Atherton’s claims “a bit over the top.”Australia have reclaimed the urn with an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-Test series, their fiery pace battery of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins singeing England’s frontline batsmen in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.The pace trio have not spared the tailenders.England’s number 10 batsman Jake Ball was subjected to a bouncer barrage in the Brisbane opener and number 11 James Anderson suffered a sickening blow to the side of his helmet in the third Test at Perth.Atherton conceded Australia were clearly the better team and that any side with such ammunition would have attacked the tailenders for practical and psychological reasons.”That said, I did wonder aloud at the time why the umpires were so reluctant to act to protect Ball,” Atherton wrote in the Times newspaper.The law states that short pitched bowling is dangerous if the umpire considers it likely to inflict physical injury when measured against a batsman’s skill.”Test cricket or not, the Law and the playing conditions are there to protect batsmen incapable of protecting themselves,” Atherton added.”Cricket is an odd game in that it has three distinct disciplines and, within that, you have the unusual situation where someone who is totally useless in one area can face a world-class performer in another – with potentially harmful consequences.advertisement”Batsmen who cannot bowl are not required to bowl to great players, but the opposite is obviously the case – precisely why the Law is framed as it is, as built-in protection for the incompetent.”No one wants to see the game sanitised, but the Law is there for a reason. The umpires should make use of it,” added Atherton, who played 115 Tests between 1989-2001.Smith has, however, indicated that Australian pacers will continue to test England batsmen with short-pitched deliveries in the remaining two matches.”No doubt, if they had the kind of pace that our bowlers can generate, they’d probably do the same thing,” Smith said at Melbourne Park where he had a hit with tennis’ former world number three Milos Raonic.”We were (always) going to bowl a lot of short stuff to those guys, much like we did back in 2013.”Smith returned a few of Canadian Raonic’s serves but struggled with one aimed at his body.”Now I know how Jimmy Anderson feels,” joked Smith, the leading scorer of the ongoing series which resumes in Melbourne on Tuesday.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

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2 days agoFerdinand: Man City winger Sterling among world’s top five players

first_imgFerdinand: Man City winger Sterling among world’s top five playersby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRio Ferdinand says Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling is one of the top five players in football.The 24-year-old netted his first Champions League hat-trick in Tuesday’s 5-1 win over Atalanta.”We are running out of great words to say about him,” England and Manchester United legend Ferdinand said on BT Sport.”He is a young English player who has played a lot of games. He is still improving and adding more to his game. He has a striker’s nose to get into certain areas.”He is in the top five players in the world now. Definitely! I don’t care who you mention. The effect he is having, the goals he is scoring, it is impossible to keep him out.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2019 for Navik GD Posts: Check how to apply

first_img Next Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2019 for Navik GD Posts: Check how to applyIndian Coast Guard invited online applications for recruitment to the post of Navik (General Duty) 10+2 ENTRY – 01/2020 Batch.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 9, 2019UPDATED: August 9, 2019 17:23 IST Indian Coast Guard invited online applications for recruitment to the post of Navik (General Duty) 10+2 ENTRY – 01/2020 Batch.Indian Coast Guard invited online applications for recruitment to the post of Navik (General Duty) 10+2 ENTRY – 01/2020 Batch.Eligible candidates can apply for the post through the official website on or before from 26 August to 01 September 2019.Important DatesStarting Date for Online Application Submission – August 26, 2019Last Date for Online Application Submission – September 1, 2019, till 05:00 PMIndian Coast Guard Navik Vacancy DetailsNavik (General Duty) 10+2 ENTRY – 01/2020 BatchEligibility Criteria for Indian Coast Guard Navik PostEducational Qualification and Experience:10+2 passed with Maths and Physics from an education board recognized by Central/State Government with minimum 50 percent aggregate marks. (5 percent relaxation in minimum cut off will be given for SC/ST candidates and outstanding sports personnel of National level who have obtained 1st, 2nd or 3rd position in any field sports events at the Open National Championship/ Interstate National Championship. This relaxation will also be applicable to the wards of Coast Guard uniform personnel deceased while in service).Age Limit: 18 to 22 YearsHow to Apply for Indian Coast Guard Navik Posts 2019The Eligible candidates can apply to the post in the prescribed format through official website www.joinindiancoastguard.gov.in from August 26 to September 1, 2019.Read: AP Govt Recruitment 2019 for 7966 Junior Lineman in APEPDCL , APSPDCL: Check all details hereRead: Calcutta High Court recruitment 2019: 25 posts for PA/ StenographerGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKajari Goswamilast_img read more

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Survey: Majority Is Looking for Online Crew Management …

first_imgzoom CrewInspector crewing software provider conducted an online survey asking companies, which are currently searching the market for a new software, to answer the question “Why they are looking for crew management software”.Survey was conducted among participants from various industry sectors such as crew manning agents, crew recruitment agencies, ship management companies and others involved in crew management operations. Seventy percent (70%) having various reasoning revealed they are about to change their crewing software in near future and thirty nine percent (39%) are exclusively looking for online crew management software.Majority wants to go onlineThanks to the growing popularity of smartphones, tablets and constant accessibility to the internet, maritime industry sectors understand the benefit of software availability around the clock and being platform independent. Crewing operators are available around clock to support their clients – vessel operators or crew onboard with any demand that may arise. Crew managers expect the same from the software – they want to access the crew data anywhere they go and anytime they need it. Thirty nine percent (39%) of respondents disclosed that they are exclusively looking for online crew management software accessible on the internet. “For the time being it’s an end of stand-alone software era for particular industry segments, as there is no real benefit in keeping the crew database software on the office server, since nobody can’t access it unless using remote desktop tools and this is where also the speed performance problems arise”, explains Andy Lipsberg, Co-Owner of CrewInspector.License is too expensiveAlthough shipping market is far from the recovery compared to economic growth prior to year 2008, only six percent of respondents disclosed that the current software provider license fee is too expensive and they are looking for alternative and considerably cheaper crewing software options in the market. “This is however a positive trend, we see that companies are not so much concerned about the cost of the software as in most of the cases vendors provide affordable solutions matching the need and the budget of a potential client.”, adds Andy Lipsberg.Outdated software solutionsSoftware for maritime sector started to develop in late 90ties and early years of 21st century when most of vendors have been established. Since then more than 10 years have passed and if it’s a significant timeframe for shipping industry developments, it an enormous breakthrough for IT sector. Having that mind, many vendors haven’t been able to keep up to date technologies and according to survey ten percent (10%) consider their current crewing software outdated and unable to cope with current modern technology trends. That of course can have an impact on the business operations as well.When the business growsIn most of the cases, start-up companies do not heavily invest in software in the first year of operations or even longer until the managers understand that further development requires consistent and structured approach which can not be achieved without having proper crewing software in the office. Fifteen percent of respondents revealed being unable to handle further operations using common tools such as self-made crew databases in MS Excel or similar applications. Based on the experience among CrewInspector customers, crew management software is a must when monthly limit for crew onboard in average is reached at level of 50 seafarers in the merchant shipping industry.Just exploring the marketThirty percent (30%) of surveyed revealed that they are not in active search for crew management software as a replacement for their current operations, but are interested to keep up with the market and learn on the trends among various software companies and vendors providing crew manning software. CrewInspector, November 12, 2013 My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Closelast_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img KINGS COUNTY: Gaspereau River Road Gaspereau River Road is closed until further notice from the intersection of Oak Island Road to the intersection of West Brooklyn Mountain Road. The closure is necessary because of a washed out culvert. A marked, seven-kilometre detour route is available on Oak Island Road to West Brooklyn Road to West Brooklyn Mountain Road. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 PICTOU COUNTY: Upper Stellarton – Church Bridge The Upper Stellarton-Church Bridge will be closed to all traffic until Friday, Aug. 11, for replacement of the deck. No detours will be posted. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. PICTOU COUNTY: Eureka Mills Bridge East River West Side Road in Eureka will be closed to all through traffic until Friday, Aug. 11, for 24 hours per day for repairs to the Eureka Mills Bridge. Closure signs will be posted. There are no detours. Motorists are advised to use local alternate routes. Local Area Office: 902-752-7913 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 PICTOU COUNTY: Broadway Overpass – Highway 104 Broadway Overpass on Highway 104, about 11.1 kilometres east of Sutherland’s River bridge, will have a one-lane closure and a wide load restriction of 4.7 metres, for bridge rehabilitation until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will consist of signals. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and occasionally on weekends. PICTOU COUNTY: Trenton Connector Trenton Connector from Highway 106 at Exit 1A, easterly to the Abercrombie Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Detours are available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Highway 103 from Exit 3 to Exit 5 will be under construction for gravelling and paving until Saturday, Sept. 30. A reduced speed limit of 80 km/h is posted for the duration of the project. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105 from Exit 11 (St. Ann’s), to Exit 12 (Englishtown), will be reduced to one lane for re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes palace from 6 a.m. to sunset. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Exit 5A on Highway 125 will be closed for gravelling and the installation of a guardrail until Wednesday, Aug. 30. Detour signs are posted. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-755-7147 Fax: 902-755-7188 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118-Wright Avenue Interchange Between the intersection at Highway 111 and the airport, Highway 118 will have intermittent lane closures in both directions for interchange construction. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels and jersey barriers. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Bridgetown to Annapolis will be reduced to one lane for crack filling and sealing until Friday, Aug. 11. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7, Spry Harbour Bridge A 500-metre detour on Trunk 7 near Spry Harbour will allow for the replacement of the Spry Harbour Bridge. The detour will be in place 24-hours a day until Friday, Aug. 11. There will be two-way traffic on the detour with a maximum speed of 50 km/h. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: North Sydney Rail Road Overpass The North Sydney Rail Road Overpass on Highway 105 will be reduced to one lane for repairs for 24 hours per day, until Tuesday, Aug. 15. Automated signals will control traffic. An alternate route is available through Northside Industrial Park. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail The Cabot Trail (Trunk 30) from north of the East Margaree-Belle Cote intersection, north for seven kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. A traffic control person will be on site. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 southbound will have a one-lane closure between exits 13A and 15 (Highway 104) until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of signs. Commuters are advised to expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail Cabot Trail (Trunk 30) from 6.2 kilometres south of Margaree Harbour to the new pavement at Margaree Harbour, will have a one-lane closure for repaving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of a traffic control person. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER: Highway 104 – Cobequid Pass There will be intermittent single-lane closures for maintenance on the eastbound lanes of Highway 104 (Cobequid Pass), between the toll plaza and Masstown. Work will occur during daylight hours. A single-lane closure of about three kilometres will be used to separate the work zone from traffic. Motorists should reduce speed in the work zones. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 327 Route 327 from the Highway 125 overpass to Caribou Marsh Road will have a one-lane closure for road repairs until Thursday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-568-3378 Fax: 902-563-3379 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Detours are available on Poplar Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Trunk 4 Lane closures will be required on Trunk 4 between Victoria Junction and Gardiner Road to allow for repaving. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 31. This is a four-lane section, so one lane will always be open in each direction. Drivers should reduce speed and drive with extra caution in the construction zone. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 -30- Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 HANTS COUNTY: Route 224 Route 224, from Cooks Brook easterly to Exhibition Grounds Road will have a one-lane closure for gravelling and paving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a follow-me truck. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 The northbound lanes of Highway 102 from Exit 9 to Exit 10 near Shubenacadie will have one-lane closures for paving. The work will take place from sunrise to sunset until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will consist of traffic barrels and signs. Speed reductions in the work zone will be enforced. Drivers should expect slower travel through the work zone. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-396-8426 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Portapique River to Little Bass River will have intermittent one-lane closures until Tuesday, Oct. 31, for paving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, Exit 9 (Avonport) interchange, on and off ramps and roundabout on Trunk 1 will have one-lane closures until Friday, Aug. 18, for paving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until Thursday, Nov. 30. Temporary traffic signals are in place. NEW WORK PICTOU COUNTY: White Hill Road White Hill Road has a one-lane closure varying in length and location during ongoing work until Thursday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 Local Area Office: 902-885-2821 Fax: 902-885-3090 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from Cape Jack Road easterly to Frankville Road, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, eastbound between Exit 21 and Exit 27, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Aug. 11. Motorists are advised to expect delays on interchange ramps. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 INVERNESS COUNTY: River Inhabitants Road and Cenotaph Road River Inhabitants Road from Highway 105 at Exit 2, southerly for 8.4 kilometres to the intersection at Cenotaph Road, and Cenotaph Road, from River Inhabitants Road about 2.5 kilometres east through the Village of West Bay Road, will have a one-lane closure until Tuesday, Oct. 31, for repaving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 will be reduced to one lane from the intersection of Route 358, for 1.6 kilometres to the intersection of Deep Hollow Road, to allow for repaving. Work will take place until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Traffic control consists of flagpersons. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22 Trunk 22, from Louisbourg town limits northerly for about 4.6 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: Durham Bridge Durham Bridge, located on Green Hill Road and Route 376, will be closed for replacement until Monday, Oct. 30. Motorists are advised to follow detour signs. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: West Advocate Road Detour Reids Brook Bridge on West Advocate Road will be closed for replacement until Tuesday, Aug. 8. Traffic will be handled by a two-lane gravel detour now in place beside the existing bridge. RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 104 Repaving work will restrict traffic to one lane on Highway 104 from east of the railway underpass (east of Port Hawkesbury) to Exit 44. Traffic will be controlled by a traffic control person. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Thursday, Aug. 31. VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, from Humes River easterly to the West Side Middle River Road, will be reduced to one lane for patching and re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to sunset. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Cape Jack Road Cape Jack Road, from Trunk 4 at Linwood, northerly to Cape Jack Wharf Road will be reduced to one lane for road repaving until Saturday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125, Trunk 4 Highway 125, Trunk 4 in Sydney River will have a single-lane closure for paving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Motorists are advised to expect delays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the lane closures and are advised to use alternate routes. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Beaver Meadow Road To allow for repaving, Beaver Meadow Road will be reduced to one lane from the intersection of Trunk 4 at James River for 3.2 kilometres to the intersection of Mill Road. The work will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Weight Restrictions The Old Baxters Mill Bridge, near Baxters Harbour in Kings County, is open to one-lane of traffic. Vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms are restricted from using the bridge. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Port Clyde Bridge Port Clyde Bridge on Route 309 will open until further notice. RICHMOND COUNTY: Black River Bridge Black River Bridge in Dundee will be reduced to one lane from Saturday, Aug. 5, until Monday, Dec. 25, for repairs. Traffic control consists of traffic signals 24 hours per day. VICTORIA COUNTY: Cabot Trail The Cabot Trail from Highway 105 to Yankee Line Road will have a one-lane closure for patching and re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 KINGS COUNTY: 101 Connector 101 Connector, (Middle Dyke Road), at Exit 12 to Belcher Street, New Minas will be reduced to one lane from Tuesday, Aug. 8, until Friday, Sept. 1, for re-paving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-543-4733 Fax: 902-543-5596 CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-6196 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259last_img read more

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Woman had assisteddeath assessment on sidewalk outside Catholic hospital

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta’s health minister says it’s unacceptable that a terminally ill patient at a Catholic care centre was wheeled off the property near a busy street to have an assessment for a doctor-assisted death.Sarah Hoffman says everyone deserves dignified and compassionate care, no matter the facility.She says Covenant Health has assured her that the heart-breaking case is an isolated one and steps have been taken to prevent it from happening again.Doreen Nowicki was suffering from ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, when she was admitted last year to the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre run by Covenant Health.Terry Nowicki says his wife wasn’t Catholic but his family was unable to find the 66-year-old a bed at another hospital.He says an exception had been made for the assessment to be done in her room but it was cancelled an hour before, so she was taken outside to answer a doctor’s questions near a busy road with people walking by.last_img read more

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Rosie Perez joins CBCTVs Pure

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement CBC-TV says it’s shooting in Nova Scotia until mid-November and will air the show next year.By The Canadian Press He’s forced to get involved in the illegal operation when Outerbridge’s mob boss threatens his family.Pure also features CSI: New York’s AJ Buckley as a local cop. CBC has added actress Rosie Perez to the cast of its upcoming Mennonite mob drama Pure.The public broadcaster says the U.S. star will play a DEA agent bent on taking down a gang leader, played by Orphan Black actor Peter Outerbridge.The six-part drama stars Arrow actor Ryan Robbins as a Mennonite pastor battling drug trafficking within his community.center_img Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Snowfall warnings remain in place and expand into Alberta and Fort Nelson

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The snowfall warning issued Friday for the B.C. Peace and Pine Pass remains in place, but has also been expanded into Alberta and Fort Nelson.Fort St. John and the rest of the B.C. Peace is expected to see heavy snow today with total amounts ranging from 10 to 15 cm.A low-pressure system will cross the region today. Heavy snow is expected to develop early this morning.  The wind will gust up to 60km/h Saturday afternoon causing temperatures to feel more like minus 26. Fort Nelson is expected to receive 5 cm today as the heavy amounts remain to the south. The snow will ease this afternoon as the low moves into Alberta.The Pine Pass could see up to 25 cm of snow.Before you head out on area highways, visit www.drivebc.ca or 511.alberta.ca for current road conditions and highway cameras.For more information on weather warnings where you live, click here.last_img read more

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Libya militias say they have left Tripoli

first_imgTRIPOLI- Libyan militias including two groups from the western city of Zintan have withdrawn from the capital in response to public pressure nearly a week after deadly violence, they said Thursday.The Al-Qaaqa Brigade said it had handed back to the authorities a site it had occupied and pulled out of the city with its weapons and vehicles, including tanks.Brigade commander Othman Mligta, a civilian, told AFP members of the group include military-registered border guards. “They are leaving from here and will head for their posts on the southern frontier,” he said.Another Zintan-based group, the Sawaek Brigade which is one of the most heavily armed units that battled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, also said it was pulling out.It said it was leaving the premises of a Kadhafi-founded organisation that it had occupied since rebels advanced into the capital in August 2011.On Tuesday, the government announced plans to remove militias from Tripoli and eventually integrate them into the security forces, after a weekend of deadly clashes between militiamen and residents.Prime Minister Ali Zeidan attended Thursday’s pullout by the Sawaek Brigade, and thanked the groups for complying with the government announcement.“The decision to evacuate armed groups from the capital will apply to all factions without exception,” he said.The Misrata militia, which was at the heart of the weekend violence in which 46 people died and some 500 were wounded, had already started pulling out of Tripoli on Monday at the behest of community leaders in their coastal city.Former rebels helped topple and kill Kadhafi in 2011, but have since banded into militias carving their own fiefdoms, each with its own ideology and regional allegiance.The unrest, the deadliest in Tripoli since the uprising, erupted on Friday when demonstrators protesting against militias in the Gharghour neighbourhood were fired upon from villas occupied by the Misrata fighters, who killed several of them.Rival militiamen then swept in, sparking clashes that continued until Saturday.The Misrata brigade saw some of the heaviest fighting during the uprising against Kadhafi, when their city was besieged by regime forces.But many such groups have rejected government calls to lay down their arms or integrate into the armed forces, triggering the frustration of Libyans who once hailed them as heroes for toppling Kadhafi.An Islamist militia that had run a prison facility at Tripoli’s Mitiga airbase also announced it was leaving the site.last_img read more

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UN elects Executive Board of new agency for womens empowerment

The elections, held in the 54-member Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will enable the new Board to come together prior to the official establishment on 1 January 2011 of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The 41 board members were selected on the following basis: 10 from Africa, 10 from Asia, 4 from Eastern Europe, 6 from Latin America and the Caribbean, 5 from Western Europe and 6 from contributing countries. Elected from the African Group were Angola, Cape Verde, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Lesotho, Libya, Nigeria and Tanzania.Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea and Timor-Leste were elected from among the Asian States. Estonia, Hungary, Russia and Ukraine were elected from among the Eastern European States, while Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Sweden were elected from the Western European and Other States.In addition, the Council elected Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada and Peru from the group of Latin American and Caribbean States.The Council also elected Mexico, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Kingdom and United States from among the “contributing countries,” for three-year terms beginning today. The 35 members elected from the regional groups will serve two-year and three-years, beginning today, as determined by the drawing of lots. Chosen to serve two-year terms were Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, El Salvador, Estonia, France, India, Italy, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania and Timor-Leste.Angola, Cape Verde, China, Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Grenada, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of Korea, Sweden and Ukraine were selected to serve three-year terms.Headed by former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, UN Women is the merger of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW).The new agency was established on 2 July by a unanimous vote of the General Assembly to oversee all of the world body’s programmes aimed at promoting women’s rights and their full participation in global affairs. One of its goals will be to support the Commission on the Status of Women and other inter-governmental bodies in devising policies.It will also aim to help Member States implement standards, provide technical and financial support to countries which request it, and forge partnerships with civil society. Within the UN, it will hold the world body accountable for its own commitments on gender equality.In carrying out its functions, UN Women will be working with an annual budget of at least $500 million – double the current combined resources of the four agencies it comprises. 10 November 2010Member States today took the next step in enabling the newly-created United Nations agency on gender equality and women’s empowerment to begin its work by electing countries to serve on its Executive Board. read more

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Lockout reduces service at OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack

TORONTO — About 400 workers at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. facility at the Woodbine horse racing track were locked out Friday after their employer and union were unable to reach a new contract agreement.The lockout at the facility in northwest Toronto comes after the workers, who are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, voted last weekend to reject a tentative agreement that had been reached with OLG on July 5.The lockout began at 12:01 a.m. Friday and workers were escorted off the premises, a PSAC spokesperson said.The union has said its bargaining team sent a revised offer to the OLG on Wednesday, but it was rejected.A group of workers and union representatives were spending Friday picketing outside the facility.Woodbine will remain open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, but the electronic poker room is closed and an onsite courtesy shuttle will be unavailable because of the labour dispute, the OLG said.The main sticking point in the union’s discussions with OLG is around working conditions for part-time employees, who the union said represent 60 per cent of its members.“We have part-time workers who have been doing full-time hours for over 10 years, and yet they are still classified at part-time,” PSAC Ontario regional vice-president Sharon DeSousa said in a statement Friday.She added that means Woodbine employees are not entitled to paid sick days and they can go from working seven days in a week to just one day.“There is no consistency for these workers and they are tired of it,” DeSousa said. “The Liberal government needs to address why their Crown corporation has created such a precarious workforce at its most profitable gaming site in the province.”OLG said in a statement that it had made wage and lump sum proposals and was willing to put the offer before an arbitrator.“OLG respects the collective bargaining process and we treat our employees fairly and respectfully,” the Crown corporation said in a statement. “We are open to having discussions with PSAC at any time to resolve the issues in dispute.”The Woodbine facility features more than 3,000 slot machines, electronic games and horse racing. read more

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Guyana Goldfields investors founder call for board management shakeup

TORONTO — Guyana Goldfields Inc. shareholders are pushing for changes at the top after what they say is a disappointing run for the company’s performance and stock price.The investors say they have made an official request for a shareholder meeting to potentially replace the board with six independent directors as well as establish an ethics committee and launch a strategic review of the company.The move is the latest by shareholders in the mining industry to shake-up leadership on disappointing performance, including a successful push by hedge fund manager John Paulson to flip the board at Detour Gold Corp. and early efforts by investors in December to change management at Hudbay Minerals Inc.Guyana Goldfields said its board remains committed to constructive dialogue with shareholders and will respond to the request in due course.The dissident shareholders, including former executive chairman and founder Patrick Sheridan, Northfield Capital Corp., Robert Cudney, Donald Ross, and Gretchen Ross, together own about 5.4 per cent of the outstanding shares.The investors say the current board has governed over a steep decline in the share price, which has dropped from around $5 in June on the Toronto Stock Exchange to $1.69 on Thursday. It briefly peaked at $10.11 in mid-2016.They have also expressed dissatisfaction with management of the company’s gold mine in Guyana, including permitting and personnel issues.“The current board has made a series of seemingly irresponsible and misleading statements and generally questionable decisions that have put Guyana Goldfields’ share price into a freefall,” Sheridan said in a statement.The company said in a separate release Thursday that it had appointed Perry Holloway, a former U.S. ambassador to Guyana, as senior vice-president of strategy and corporate affairs to bring added expertise in operating in the country.“We are very pleased that Perry will be joining our team,” company CEO Scott Caldwell said in a statement.“He brings to the table an intimate working knowledge of Guyana, the government and its people from his time as the U.S. ambassador.”Companies in this story: (TSX:GUY) read more

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First peaceful transfer of power in DR Congo an extraordinary opportunity for

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights (OHCHR), Andrew Gilmour, welcomed Mr. Tshisekedi’s inaugural speech in January, in which he made a “clear commitment” to respect citizens’ rights and end discrimination.The president’s recent decree ordering the release of all political prisoners was also to be welcomed, Mr. Gilmour said, in anticipation of their actual release and the closing of all unofficial detention centres. Mr. Tshisekedi’s unexpected election win on 30 December, despite a week’s delay due to logistical concerns, coming on top of a two-year delay due to former President Joseph Kabila’s reluctance to leave office, marked the first peaceful transfer of power in the country of more than 80 million, since independence from Belgium, almost 60 years ago.Mr. Kabila governed DRC for 18 years, before agreeing to step down last year, although his former ruling coalition has a majority in the legislature.In his inaugural speech in late January, according to news reports, the new president said he and his party were committed to building a modern, peaceful, democratic State, and pledged then to release all political detainees. Mr. Gilmour said that “such measures, if fulfilled, would represent an exceptionally positive development towards the opening up of democratic space, which has been increasingly restricted in recent years.” “During the electoral process, such restrictions were obvious. In the weeks just before and after the elections, the Joint Human Rights Office in the DRC documented the killing of at least 36 civilians in elections-related violence” said the OHCHR official, “most killed by security forces using disproportionate use of force, including the use of live ammunition.”The Assistant Secretary-General’s comments coincided with the publication of a report into DRC violence and rights abuses, in 2018.It found that more than 1,100 people were killed in conflict-related violence, almost 900 were subjected to sexual violence in a war-setting, including 279 children.On the continuing inter-communal violence in the province of Mai-Ndombe, around Yumbi town, that left hundreds dead last December following an orchestrated and well-planned massacre, Mr. Gilmour urged the authorities to extend the rule of law throughout the country.There is an urgent need to take measures to defuse tensions and promote reconciliation in the region and avoid further bloodshed, he said, and to ensure that those responsible are prosecuted. In reply, Marie-Ange Mushobekwa, Minister of Human Rights in DRC, said that those responsible for the Mai-Ndombe killings, in the west of the country, on the banks of the Congo River – and earlier massacres in the Kasais – would be prosecuted.And she said convictions had been announced in association with the killing of UN experts, Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan in Kasai on 12 March 2017.The highly-regarded experts on the region, were brutally murdered while investigating reports of mass atrocities in the Kasais, around conflict between the Kamuina Nsapu militia and Government forces. The fallout from the case continues, with a Congolese army colonel, reportedly arrested in connection with the killing of the two UN monitors, early in December. read more

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Teenager who killed shopkeeper while on bail after being refused Rizla was

A teenager described by a judge as a “time bomb” was on bail when he killed a shopkeeper who refused to sell him Rizla papers.The 16-year-old boy “launched” himself at Vijaykumar Patel, 49, causing a “catastrophic” head injury in an unprovoked attack outside the minimarket in Mill Hill, north London.The youth, from Brent, had claimed self defence but was found guilty of manslaughter following an Old Bailey trial and has been jailed today for four years.The court heard the boy, who has ADHD and low intelligence, had previous convictions for weapons offences and kicking and punching a teacher at his school.And at the time of the killing, he had been on bail and was in breach of a curfew. Philippa McAtasney, QC, argued in mitigation that the boy was “not beyond hope and help”.She said he had been affected by the stabbing of a youth worker friend who had confronted a drug dealer.The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had used his “best handwriting” to express his remorse in a letter to the judge. However, Mr Justice Stuart-Smith said: “He is a time bomb. The record, the facts of this case, the contents of the PSR (pre-sentence report) with the analysis of very high risk of causing significant harm. I do not find the PSR surprising at all.” The Old Bailey He is a time bombMr Justice Stewart The Old BaileyCredit:Clara Molden/PA He sentenced the boy to an extended sentence of four years’ detention and a further three years on licence.The court heard the teenager had five alcoholic drinks at a party earlier on the evening of January 6.He went into the shop with two friends and tried to buy cigarette papers, but they were sent away for being under 18.The jury was told he became aggressive and shouted abuse before hurling himself at Mr Patel outside the shop.The attack was captured on CCTV and the court was shown the moment Mr Patel was hit. Mr Justice Stuart-Smith told the defendant: “The CCTV shows he was simply standing with his hands in his pockets doing nothing.”What happened next was that you deliberately moved to the left and launched yourself at Mr Patel taking him off his feet and to the ground. He was completely defenceless and did not move – you struck him.”Another shop worker then chased the boys away with a billboard sign and a broom. The boys were seen laughing, joking and happy as they fled the scene, the court heard.Mr Patel was found by police unconscious and bleeding in the street on January 6. He was rushed to St Mary’s Hospital in central London and died the next day from an injury to the back of his head. The court heard no victim impact statement had been prepared as the Patel family was in India. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Who is Sir Philip Green The billionaire Topshop owner known for his

At least that is the way he likes to tell it. Sir Philip had in fact been educated at a private prep school before attending Carmel College in Oxfordshire, known as the “Jewish Eton”, and left aged 15 without achieving any qualifications. But the 66-year-old always seemingly preferred the idea of himself as the outsider barging his way into the Establishment, racking up the millions and celebrity hangers-on along the way. When in 2016 MPs called… Rags to riches has always been the mantra of Sir Philip Green. He was the boot boy who started his career in 1973 in an East End shoe wholesaler and pulled himself by his laces to fulfil his destiny as a self-made billionaire and a knight of the realm. read more

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UK MPs introduce bill to return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

first_img1 Return of the Parthenon Sculptures (1)Ownership of the collection of artefacts known as the ‘Parthenon Sculptures’, or the ‘Elgin Marbles’, is transferred to the government of the Hellenic Republic, subject only to subsections (2) and (4). (2)The artefacts comprising the collection in subsection (1) shall be determined by the Secretary of State by regulation.(3)Before making a determination under subsection (2), the Secretary of State must consult— (a)the Trustees of the British Museum, (b)representatives of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, and (c)any other person, body or institution that the Secretary of State believes to be appropriate.(4)Subsection (1) has effect on the coming into force of an agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of the Hellenic Republicin which terms are agreed relating to— (a)arrangements for the suitable transportation of the collection determined under subsection (2); (b)responsibility for the costs of such transportation; (c)arrangements and conditions for the maintenance and display of the collection; and (d)access to the collection for: (i)experts (ii)students, and (ii)members of the public. (5)The power to— (a) make regulations under subsection (2), or (b) enter into an agreement under subsection (4) is exercisable by statutory instrument which may only be made after a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament. “If there had been a justification for taking these sculptures into safe keeping in the UK in the early 1800s that moment has now long passed. These magnificent artefacts were improperly dragged and sawn off the remains of the Parthenon. “Indeed they have hardly been in safe keeping. Nearly lost altogether on their journey back and damaged by inept management whilst in the British Museum”.With these words, Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams introduced to the UK House of Commons a bill for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece on 11th July, supported by Conservative Jeremy Lefroy and 10 other MPs from Labour, the SNP and Plaid Cymru. “This Bill proposes that Parliament should annul what it did 200 years ago”, he said. “In 1816 Parliament effectively state-sanctioned the improper acquisition of these impressive and important sculptures from Greece. It’s time we engaged in a gracious act. To put right a 200 year wrong.”The full text of the draft legislation is as follows:Parthenon Sculptures (Return to Greece) Bill CONTENTS 1 Return of the Parthenon Sculptures 2 Amendment of the British Museum Act 1963 3 Other artefacts 4 Short title and commencement A BILL TO Make provision for the transfer of ownership and return to Greece of the artefacts known as the Parthenon Sculptures, or Elgin Marbles, purchased by Parliament in 1816; to amend the British Museum Act 1963 accordingly; and for connected purposes. BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: 2 Amendment of the British Museum Act 1963 (1)In section 5 of the British Museum Act 1963 (disposal of objects), after subsection (4) insert— “(5)Nothing in this section may be interpreted as applying to an artefact that— (a)has been determined to be part of the collection under section 1(1) of the Parthenon Sculptures (Return to Greece) Act 2016, or (b)is under active consideration by the Secretary of State for determination as to whether or not the artefact is part of that collection.” (2)In section 9 of the British Museum Act 1963 (transfers to other institutions) after subsection (1) insert— “(2)Nothing in this section may be interpreted as applying to an artefact that— (a)has been determined to be part of the collection under section 1(1) of the Parthenon Sculptures (Return to Greece) Act 2016, or (b)is under active consideration by the Secretary of State for determination as to whether or not the artefact is part of that collection.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramcenter_img A brief history of the Parthenon Marbles LootingThe ancient temple – arguably the most important standing monument of classical Greece – had stood intact as a functioning building for centuries, but was ruined during the siege of Athens in 1687, when Francesco Morosini, captain-general of the Venetian forces, used a cannon on the site, which was used as a munitions store by the Ottomans. The explosion caused the marble roof, most of the walls, 14 columns from the north and south peristyles and carved metopes and frieze blocks to collapse, scattering ruined artwork which could be easily grabbed by looters. Morosini himself tried to remove large sculptures, but the device used broke, dropping them downhill and breaking them into pieces. The most notorious looter was Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and 11th Earl of Kincardine, who served as ‘Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Britannic Majesty to the Sublime Porte of Selim III, Sultan of Turkey’ between 1799 and 1803. In this capacity, in 1800, he commissioned skilled artists and modellers to make drawings and casts of the ancient monuments of Athens. In 1801, Lord Elgin received a controversial firman from the Porte which allowed his agents not only to ‘fix scaffolding round the ancient Temple of the Idols [the Parthenon] and to mould the ornamental sculpture and visible figures thereon in plaster and gypsum’, but also ‘to take away any pieces of stone with old inscriptions or figures thereon. Due to the loss of the original firman, it isn’t sure that the translation is correct, though an existing original Italian translation dispels the claim that this is an official document by any means. It is now believed that Lord Elgin bribed local Ottoman authorities into permitting the removal of about half of the Parthenon frieze, 15 metopes, and 17 pedimental fragments, in addition to a caryatid and a column from the Erechtheion, upon his departure from the Ottoman Empire in 1803. Lord Elgin’s agents performed excavations on the site, retrieving sculptures, but the actual removal was a decision taken on the spot by Philip Hunt, Elgin’s chaplain (and temporary private secretary, i.e. representative, in Athens), who persuaded the voivode (governor of Athens) to interpret the terms of the firman very broadly. The excavation and removal went on after Lord Elgin’s departure and was completed in 1812; it cost him about £70,000. At first, he used the antiquities to decorate his mansion in Scotland, but later on, as his fortune waned, he tried selling them to the British Museum, to no avail. Then, on 11 July, 1816, the House of Commons granted the purchase of the ‘Marbles’ by Great Britain for £35,000, considerably below their cost to Elgin, and deposited them in the British Museum. Many opposed the British parliament thus sanctioning the improper removal, not least among them Lord Byron, who deemed Lord Elgin a “vandal”. Talks for the return of the ‘Parthenon Marbles’ to Greece began in the aftermath of the creation of the modern Greek state, to limited support. A consistent campaign for the return of the ‘Parthenon Marbles’ to its rightful place has been ongoing for decades, becoming the official Greek government stance since 1983, when then Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri committed to the cause. After the opening of the new and widely acclaimed Acropolis Museum in Athens, which hosts most of the original sculptures (they are replaced on site with high quality replicas, for fear of further corrosion), the campaign has gained momentum. Supporters of the cause seem to think that the time has come for the Parthenon Marbles to return to Greece – and the ongoing crisis has only augmented the voices of support, as this is regarded as something that would boost the economy. 3 Other artefacts Nothing in this Act shall be interpreted as applying to any artefact forming part of a collection within a national museum or gallery other than the artefacts mention in section 1. 4 Short title and commencement (1)This Act may be cited as the Parthenon Sculptures (Return to Greece) Act 2016. (2)This Act comes into force on the day after the day on which it receives Royal Assent.last_img read more

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Les conséquences dramatiques de lobésité sur les organes internes en images

first_imgLes conséquences dramatiques de l’obésité sur les organes internes, en imagesGrande-Bretagne – Grâce à la méthode de l’IRM (Imagerie par résonance magnétique), des scientifiques ont mis en évidence les conséquences du surpoids au niveau des organes internes.Les deux images issues d’examens par IRM montrent deux femmes, l’une mince pesant à peu près 50 kilos, l’autre obèse pesant environ 107 kilos. On y constate aisément les conséquences néfastes de l’obésité sur les os, les muscles et surtout, les organes internes. Les muscles apparaissent en rouge, les os en blanc, les organes en noir et la graisse en jaune, y compris celle entourant les organes. À lire aussiL’IRM : à quoi ça sert, comment se passe un examen et quels sont les risques ?Le professeur Jimmy Bell de l’Imperial College de Londres, l’un des scientifiques ayant mis au point ce procédé, explique que la graisse, en plus d’entraîner de graves problèmes cardiovasculaires, s’introduit dans toutes les parties du corps. Elle peut provoquer des maux de tête et des douleurs à la nuque à cause de la pression qu’elle exerce sur les nerfs. Ainsi, selon une étude américaine ayant porté sur 143.000 personnes, les obèses sont très sujets à ce type de douleurs.D’autres effets ont été cités par le scientifique, notamment des problèmes d’arthrose, de rhumatismes (notamment au niveau des chevilles) ou de varices.Pour voir les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/ob%e9sit%e9/les-consequences-du-surpoids-sur-les-organes-internes_art7142.htmlLe 2 mai 2010 à 13:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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