Lengthy process to name new Manitoba treaty commissioner draws to close

first_imgThe Canadian PressWINNIPEG _ A lawyer with extensive experience in Indigenous self-government negotiations has been named by the federal government as the new treaty commissioner for Manitoba.Loretta Ross, who comes from Manitoba’s Hollow Water First Nation, was chosen after a lengthy, non-partisan vetting process that began last May.She will be responsible for helping improve treaty relationships during her one-year term.The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs recommended the Queen’s University law school graduate to the federal government last fall, at which point the job had been vacant for six months.Ottawa and the AMC created the role in 2005 _ a joint attempt to set up a neutral office that would better relationships governed by treaties that date back centuries.Ross will take office next Monday.“It’s a pretty big discussion,” Ross said Wednesday. “It’s taking a look at the treaties and saying between governments, between nations, what does that relationship look like now, and how do we go forward?”Ross spent a year working in Toronto before coming home to Manitoba, where she did a nine-month stint doing research work for the Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission.From there, her legal practice focused primarily on child and family service law. In 1995, she joined AMC, where she spent a decade mired in Indigenous self-government negotiations which invariably entwined with treaties.After leaving AMC, she served for a while as lawyer for Fox Cree Nation and later served as legal counsel for Hollow Water.The Liberal government let former treaty commissioner James Wilson’s appointment _ made by the former Conservative government and reappointed in 2014 without AMC’s approval _ lapse in 2016.Ross’s appointment was one of many slowed by new federal processes to make sure such moves were non-partisan.AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak said the organization is “happy” with Ross’s selection.“We think she’ll be able to handle the difficult questions,” he said, particularly legal ones. Nepinak’s hope is that Ross will be able to make the treaty commissioner’s role a little more substantial.The office of the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada said in a statement that the government is looking forward to working with Ross “as we rebuild Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples based on respect, recognition of right and co-operation.”Ross said discussions between all levels of governments and between nations are going to be key to her appointment.“Each of the parties needs to have a look at the politics, have a look at the legal aspects of treaties and what they mean,” she said. “Maybe we could arrive at a point where we can advance the treaty relationship itself.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

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For first time in years UN funding on secure and solid basis

In a presentation to the UN General Assembly’s Administrative and Budgetary Committee, Under-Secretary-General for Management Joseph Connor said the rosier financial outlook for the Organization would enable it to address such important concerns as cash deficits, cross-borrowing (taking money from peacekeeping budgets to pay for regular expenses), and reimbursing countries for equipment and troops.”Financial stability and security are close at hand,” Mr. Connor told the Assembly’s Fifth Committee, as it is known. “We may need it now more than ever.”Mr. Connor said that the UN expected Member States to contribute more dues – called “assessed contributions” – than in any previous year, with an aggregate of $4.72 billion projected to be paid over the course of 2001, compared to $2.89 billion paid last year.Of that amount, he said, the UN expected the United States to pay an aggregate of $1.67 billion in 2001, with most of that money to be received between this month and the end of December. Meanwhile, payments from other Member States were expected to total more than $3 billion this year, with most of that money already received by 30 September.Although unpaid peacekeeping assessments were currently high, at $3.281 billion on 30 September, they were expected to be cut in half to $1.538 billion by the end of December, Mr. Connor said. Accordingly, the UN intended to pay all certified claims for contingent-owned equipment, now totalling $505 million, as soon as it received the arrearage payment from the United States. Summarizing the UN’s financial situation, he said that unpaid assessments were down, cash was up, and debt to Member States [which contribute troops and equipment to peacekeeping operations] had been drastically reduced. read more

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Ohio State womens soccer advances to 2nd round in doubleovertime victory over

OSU sophomore forward Sammy Edwards (19) during a game against Minnesota on Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Sam Harris / For The LanternOhio State women’s soccer forward Sammy Edwards had been searching for her chance all night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The sophomore came out firing on Saturday night against the Butler Bulldogs, but her game-high three first-half shot attempts all came up short.Frustration was building up, but Edwards would finally get her shot at redemption, even if it came after nearly 107 minutes of playing time. In the second overtime, Edwards pushed the frustration to the back of her mind and the net, sending her team to the second round with a goal in the 107th minute for the 2-1 victory.“As (the players’) frustration was going up, they had to get their communication higher and just continue to press and believe that the more opportunities we create, one of them has got to fall,” OSU coach Lori Walker said.OSU (12-6-3) immediately went on the offensive as soon as the game commenced, eager for a postseason victory. Buckeye junior forward Lindsey Agnew attempted the team’s first shot in the 13th minute off of a Nichelle Prince corner kick. Agnew’s shot was blocked, but Edwards countered with an attempt from 12 yards which sailed just over the top of the goalpost.“To have that kind of possession and to have the opportunities we did in the first half and then not feel like we converted, it’s very easy to fall into a level of frustration,” Walker said.The Buckeyes contained the game to Butler’s (16-7-1) side of the field for a majority of the first half. Prince continued to create shots on goal with her heads-up crosses to her forward counterparts. Edwards also had another early opportunity at breaking the deadlock, but she missed over the top on a volley from eight yards out.It was the relentless three-headed attack consisting of Prince, Agnew and Edwards that continually pushed the Buckeyes downfield. The selfish style of play by Prince, who led the Buckeyes with 77 shot attempts entering the tournament, kept the home team on track despite the threat of frustration building up.Both the Buckeyes and the Bulldogs had opportunities to enter halftime with a lead. Strikes on goal by OSU senior midfielder Michela Paradiso at the 35th minute and Butler sophomore defender Maria Collica at the 37th minute nearly changed the course of the game. The Buckeyes took an 8-5 shot lead into the half, although Butler held a slight 2-1 edge with shots on goal.“I was just beating myself up over the misses in the first half, but I didn’t let it get to my head too much,” Edwards said.Although OSU seemed in control throughout the first 45 minutes of play, Butler opened the half with the same aggression that the Buckeyes began the contest with. The OSU women did not fold, answering with a few subsequent trips downfield that nearly resulted in scores.Prince decided to get in on the assertive Buckeye action after playing the distributor role in the first half, attempting shots from six and eight yards out at the 52nd and 62nd minute marks, respectively. However, OSU continued to be inches away from moving the scoreboard.It was not until redshirt junior defender Morgan Wolcott, who had entered Saturday’s game having taken just two shots on goal for the season, recorded possibly the most important goal of her career. Wolcott broke the nil-nil game in the 86th minute with a tap that pushed the ball just inside the right post.“To get a goal that helps us advance further in the NCAAs is big time,” Wolcott said.Minutes later, the energy was almost completely taken out of the Buckeye women. Seconds away from moving on to the second round, Butler senior midfielder Sophia Maccagnone squeezed a free kick just past OSU redshirt junior goalie Jillian McVicker inside the right post.“It’s just similar to our entire season,” Maccagnone said. “We don’t want to stop fighting.”Thinking that they were about to capture the most important victory of the season, the Buckeyes would need to come together on the field and in their minds to prevent Butler from stealing a win.“We kind of all just took a deep breath and reengaged in what we had to do,” Edwards said. “We have been through so much adversity, so just throwing that at us is just another thing we can handle.”That opportunity came in the second overtime when Edwards followed up a miss at the 103rd minute with the game-winner with less than four minutes to go in the final extra period.“I’m very proud of my team and the energy they found in overtime to find a way to win,” Walker said. “We’ve certainly been in overtime many times this year, and I think that gave us a little confidence to get the job done.”The Buckeyes are next scheduled to play the fourth-seeded Virginia Tech Hokies (15-3-2) in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday at 3 p.m. in State College, Pennsylvania. read more

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Measures critical to overall growth of manufacturing sector still outstanding GMSA

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedContinued efforts from Private Sector led to Guyana’s economic growth- GMSA PresidentNovember 10, 2018In “Business”Government measures impacting negatively on Manufacturing sector- NoktaJune 30, 2017In “Business”GMSA wants Gov’t to address slump in manufacturing sectorSeptember 11, 2018In “Business” GMSA President Shyam NoktaThe Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) on Wednesday held its Annual General Meeting where concerns were raised over measures implemented for the growth of the manufacturing sector and for appropriate legislation to be put in place to prevent the dumping of inferior and harmful products.Addressing stakeholders was GMSA President Shyam Nokta, who noted that despite several measures implemented in the 2018 Budget, most of the proposed measures critical to the manufacturing process and the overall growth of the sector were still outstanding.He added that at the end of June 2017, light manufacturing had marginally grown from 1.3 per cent to 1.9 per cent with a 2.4 per cent projected growth for 2018.“We are still waiting for full-year statistics from the Bank of Guyana for 2017,” Nokta noted.He added that key barriers to the manufacturing sector continued to prevail, but explained that they were being addressed through the Ministerial Roundtable engagement with Finance Minister Winston Jordan.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon delivers the feature address at the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) Limited Annual General Meeting. Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin; President of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Limited (GMSA), Shyam Nokta; Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Edward Boyer and GMSA Executive Board Member, Ramesh Dookhoo are also pictured at the head tableAdditionally, Nokta explained that the GMSA advocated for the removal of Valued Added Tax (VAT) on electricity as well as for locally manufactured items to be given a greater share in public procurement.In addition to the removal of VAT on electricity, Nokta called for reduced tariffs for manufacturing entities based on performance thresholds and incentives for renewable energy technologies.He also called for the Government to include the GMSA in the booming oil and gas sector, adding that a local content framework was integral to ensuring that local businesses benefit from the opportunities offered by the sector.Nokta also revealed that in addition to raising the profile of the GMSA, they have been able to spark renewed interest among existing members as well as encourage new members.He said  that at the end of February 2018, the GMSA would have seen its membership growing by 14 per cent.Giving the feature address at the meeting, State Minister Joseph Harmon said, among other things, that through a collaborative effort, the Government of Guyana and members of the Manufacturing Sector can make economic diversification a reality.He also urged the members of the body to continue to support the development and implementation of the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS). read more

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Suspect nets a million in holdup

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An armed robber dressed as an employee of a contracting firm netted around 1 million euros after holding up a branch of Alpha Bank at Athens International Airport late last Sunday. The man reportedly told bank employees that he had arrived to take measurements as part of a planned revamp for the branch, police said. He persuaded clerks to lead him to the vault where he took out his gun and forced them to fill his bag with cash before locking them in the vault and fleeing with the loot. Police said they were inspecting footage from surveillance cameras outside the airport that reportedly shows a man with three large bags leaving in a taxi. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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Kinect en détecteur démotions

first_imgKinect en détecteur d’émotions ?Dans un entretien accordé au magazine MCV, le vice président du département Kinect pour Microsoft, Kudo Tsunoda, a fait quelques révélations concernant la caméra star de la console Xbox 360.Reconnaissance vocale, reconnaissance visuelle, reconnaissance de mouvements…Que manquait-il à Kinect pour devenir la caméra ultime ? Et bien Kudo Tsunoda pense avoir trouver une réponse : l’émotion.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Interviewé par le magazine MCV Uk, le vice président du département Kinect chez Microsoft s’est laissé aller à quelques confessions sur les futurs développement concernant la caméra de la console Xbox 360 : pour être “acteurs au sein d’une véritable histoire”, Kinect pourrait analyser le ton de la voix et traduire cette dernière en occurence d’émotions. Par la suite, les utilisateurs joueraient avec leurs émotions vis à vis du contexte virtuel dans lequel ils sont plongés.«Il y a des expériences fascinantes à concevoir sur ce principe », souligne Kudo Tsunoda.Ce n’est donc pas encore pour maintenant, mais on peut déjà dire que les futurs développements sur Kinect vont jouer avec notre patience !Le 11 avril 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Dr Hospedales speaks on issues faced in Caribbean countries

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 24, 2016 – We really need to lose some weight, most of us anyway and we really need to quit over eating…. It is a major focus at this year’s Health & Research Conference which features some of the sharpest minds in the Caribbean.Dr. James Hospedales in a one on one with Magnetic Media pulled no punches and agreed that gaining wealth as Caribbean people has made us massive consumers and in addition to having more, we are eating more, often to our detriment and in the case of diabetes, to our death.  “The typical pattern of a country that starts to get some wealth, is people want to consume more, they want to drive a nice car, and those kinds of consumption patterns lead to problems.  So yes sometimes wealth, unless it’s accompanied by a really open eyed view, a wait a minute, we’re getting wealth here, we have to watch these things”.  Dr Hospedales is the Executive Director of CARPHA and said the Turks and Caicos on Thursday presented research conducted here in the TCI on childhood obesity, he also said while no nation has figured out how to beat diabetes as a whole, he believes our smaller Caribbean countries can change that.  “So one of my aspirations is that some of us in the Caribbean should be the first, because we have a serious problem, we can’t afford it.  The problem is not so much the people are greedy, the problem is the environment that we’re in.  You’re bombarded with advertising, the labeling is not very clear, the choices you have in places, the pricing, the availability.  So a lot of things really conspire against us, and give us what we call a  obesogenic environment, where all influences are driving you to consume more that you need.” Meetings for the Health & Research conference, which is for the first time being held in the TCI, will continue into Saturday at Beaches.last_img read more

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Schools celebrate IDay with patriotic fervour

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Delhi Public School, Anandapuram celebrated the 73d Independence Day with patriotic fervour at its Anandapuram campus. The school’s Pro-Vice Chairman Revanth Viswanath, Correspondent Suma Revanth and Principal Eshwari Prabhakar addressed the students and spoke about the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters to free the country from the British rule. Also Read – Fit India rally held in Vijayawada Advertise With Us Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Public School also celebrated the Independence Day with great pride and gaiety. On the occasion, the student choir presented patriotic song and the fancy dress competition on the theme patriotism was the highlight of the event. Moral story – telling and essay writing competitions were also conducted. The programme concluded with the distribution of sweets. Also Read – PV Sindhu visits Tirumala temple Advertise With Us Little Angels School, Ukkunagaram celebrated the day with grandiosity. The student chief guest K Rama Sai Sumitha unfurled the flag and the school choir roused the patriotic fervour among the crowd. An article was presented about the importance of Independence Day and the role responsibility of youth towards the country. School director M Ranganayaki addressed the students and advised them to take pride in being an Indian. She encouraged them to believe in themselves as the country needs strong-minded youth. Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar wore a festive look on the occasion. Colonel K. Srinivasa Rao, best known for his bravery and acumen when he served as the Director of the Artillery operations during the Kargil war graced the event as chief guest.last_img read more

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Yogi Adityanath govt to cancel arms licences of mafia

first_imgLucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to cancel the arms licenses of mafia and criminal-turned-politicians and is preparing a list of such names. According to highly placed sources, the state Home Department is drawing up the list of such persons on the instructions of the Chief Minister. “We are checking the track records of prominent persons with criminal antecedents and the number of arm licences issued to them. We are also making a list of the licenses issued to their family and gang members and supporters. It has been seen that though arms licenses are issued to family members, they are used in gang wars,” said a senior official. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us On the list are names of mafia-turned-politicians such as Mukhtar Ansari, Ateeq Ahmad, Dhananjay Singh, Abhay Singh and Raja Bhaiyya. All these leaders, sources said, have multiple licenses. The state government believes that disarming persons with criminal antecedents would go a long way in improving the law and order situation in the state. This would also curb public display of firearms, which is aimed at intimidating the public.last_img read more

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11 martial arts masters with unexplained powers

first_img Ho Eng Hui1/11One of the most common martial arts ability is the “hand of stone,” the ability to harden a specific part of your body to break boards, cinderblocks, et cetera. Malaysian martial artist Ho Eng Hui has taken this discipline to a whole new level. All of his bodily power is focused in the index finger on his right hand, and that gnarled digit is so mighty that Hui can jam it right through the shell of a coconut. Have you ever tried to crack open a coconut? You need a ball-peen hammer for that. This guy, though, can do it with a single finger. If you want to see him do it, Hui sells medicinal oils in the Jonker Walk Night Market on Friday and Saturday nights.<><> I took a year or so of karate when I was a kid, but let’s be honest: the amazing martial arts feats you see in the movies just aren’t possible by mortal men. Or are they? The human body has been proven capable of some truly astonishing feats if you treat it right.Let’s put that theory to the test, shall we? In the slideshow below, we’ll share with you eleven men and women from all over the globe (or at least Asia) who have pursued the martial arts to a degree that many would consider insane. Not only could they kick your ass in a fight, but they’re doing stuff that could land them in the Guinness Book.You’ll see the usual feats of strength and durability here, but it’s the unusual stuff that really has me scratching my head. It makes sense that if you kick things enough you get really good at kicking, but what kind of training lets you start fires inside your mouth or put animals to sleep with your mind? You don’t get that at the strip mall storefront dojo, that’s for sure.last_img read more

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This is what trans activist Juno Dawson has to say about transphobic

first_imgTrans author: ‘A lot of gay men are gay men as a consolation prize because they couldn’t be women’LGBTI women’s magazine slams anti-trans lesbians: ‘You do not speak for us’How I’m fighting the feminists who are crowdfunding money for transphobiaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/juno-dawson-transphobic-feminists/ GAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Juno Dawson | Photo: Eivind Hansen She furthermore added: ‘I haven’t don’t anything to harm anyone and don’t intend to.’‘I don’t think they’re feminists, I think they’re prejudiced,’ she added, speaking to Femail. ‘If you make sweeping statements about minority groups, you’re a bigot.’Juno’s words are pertinent given a protest against trans women led by a group of lesbian activists occurred at Pride in London on Saturday (7 July).The group of eight women stormed the parade route without accreditation.One of their banners read: ‘Transactivism erases lesbians’. Trans activist and author Juno Dawson has spoken out about the abuse she receives from transphobic feminists, saying: ‘It’s horrible. It feels like bullying.’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Juno also opened up about her fears as a trans person saying: ‘The worst part is the fear that you might be battered or murdered on the street. Groups of men can be very unkind.’Juno was speaking ahead of appearance at Latitude Festival today.She will take part in the ‘Who owns the New Feminism’ discussion presented by The Women’s Prize for Fiction later.‘I’m finally who I was supposed to be’She furthermore added: ‘I’m finally who I was supposed to be. On a physical, emotional and spiritual level it’s enormously freeing. Pretending to be a boy almost pushed me to the edge.‘But it is gruelling practically. No one enters transition for the LOLZ.’Lesbian activists block Pride in London march to protest against trans womenlast_img read more

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Live When will the snow hit Staffordshire Weather causes travel disruption and

first_img Share this video SnapperSquad pictures from March 1 Click to playTap to play Video will play in  The video will start in 1Cancel Play now Watch againcenter_img Video Loading Video Unavailable We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comThe yellow weather warning remains in place across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire as roads have been closed and hundreds of schools have stayed shut. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice across the region until 11.55pm tonight (March 2) with another coming into force until tomorrow morning at 9am. The adverse weather has led to a number of road closures around the region as more than 330 Staffordshire schools have closed their doors. Current forecasts suggest Stoke-on-Trent could be braced for snow around 5pm this afternoon with the Staffordshire Moorlands set for a coating around 4pm. Read MoreMore school closures in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday March 2 2018 The Met Office forecaster says: “Further outbreaks of sleet and snow will steadily edge northwards through the day. The brightest conditions in the north, where it will be drier. Remaining windy and bitterly cold for all. “A cold and windy night with further outbreaks of sleet and snow across all areas, possibly bringing further accumulations in places with minimum temperatures of -5 °C.” Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire.Key EventsDon’t ignore road closures, say police.10:34Police: “Only drive if necessary”10:08More than 300 schools closed08:4519:30Overturned lorry near Winking ManSlow traffic and partially blocked due to overturned lorry on A53 in both directions near Gradbach Road (The Winking Man pub). Approach with care.Overturned lorry is near The Winking Man. 19:30Update on the roads from Cheshire East CouncilRoad and weather updateOur highways team has been busy working throughout the day and will continue into the night to keep traffic moving on the roads throughout the borough. This is the latest information we have: · A537 – closed from Macclesfield to the Derbyshire border. Snow ploughs and blowers are in operation but the road is unlikely to open today.· A54 – closed from Bosley crossroads to the Derbyshire border. Snow blowers and ploughs are working to provide access to local communities. · Wincle and Wildboarclough. Access to and from these local communities is now clear.· A523 – from Bosley crossroads to the Staffordshire boundary has now re-opened after being closed earlier today. We urge all road users to exercise caution on this route.· B5470 – closed from Rainow to Whaley Bridge. Snow ploughs and blowers are working from both directions to clear this route. This work will continue tomorrow.A number of roads have been affected by fallen trees throughout the day. Those on the main roads have been cleared. We will be gritting on all 19 primary routes from 6pm tonight. 15:55Accident in TunstallReports of slow traffic due to accident on Greenbank Road in both directions near A5272 High Lane.Accident has been reported near the junction of A5272. 15:54Slow going on the M6…Slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M6 Southbound from J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe). In the roadworks area. 15:10Lorry stuck in FroghallA52 in both directions closed due to lorry stuck between B5053 (Froghall) and Ellastone Road (Cauldon Low).A lorry has become stuck on Whiston Bank in the snow. Affecting traffic between Froghall and Calton Moor. 15:09Busy through Crewe…Queueing traffic on A534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).13:41Shop front blown offA High Street store has lost its shop sign due to the adverse weather conditions in Staffordshire.Boots Pharmacy, in High Street, Newcastle, had its sign blown off earlier this morning. Fortunately no one was injured during the incident and police cordoned off the area.A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to reports of the front of Boots store on High Street in Newcastle having blown off at around 8am this morning (Friday 2 March). “The shop’s management were handling the situation and getting someone out to fix it ASAP. No one was injured and no apparent damage to any surrounding buildings or fixtures.” 13:32Road reopenedGiantswood Lane in Congleton has now reopened. A fallen tree was blocking the carriageway between Rood Lane and Walfield Avenue. 13:23Snow updateA revised Met Office weather forecast suggests snow will hit Stoke-on-Trent around 5pm, subside for a few hours, and resume at midnight tomorrow until 3am in the morning. More snow is then forecast between 9am and 10am tomorrow morning. Snow is predicted in the Staffordshire Moorlands between 5pm tonight and 2am tomorrow morning and then again at 9am. 13:20Road closed due to snowThe A53 Leek Road, Bosley, has closed due to snow as has the A54 Bosley Crossroads linking to the A537 Cat & Fiddle.12:55Theatre classes cancelledThe New Vic Theatre has written to parents whose children attend its Drama Club to tell them sessions will be cancelled tomorrow (March 3).The Etruria Road-based theatre is calling parents up to make sure they are aware of the cancellations. A spokesman said: “Main roads in Newcastle remain reasonably clear but many of our members and staff travel to us from area’s struggling with the weather conditions and we must prioritise safety. Drama Club will be back as normal next week.”12:41Cheshire roadsCheshire Police has issued the latest status update for roads that were blocked due to the snow. A537 Cat and Fiddle – CLOSED A54 Bosley lights to Buxton – CLOSED A54 Bosley lights to Congleton – OPEN B5470 Rainow to Whaley Bridge – CLOSED B5358 Bonis Hall Lane – OPEN A523 – Fully open. Use extreme care. 12:29Current snow forecastThe Met Office is still predicting that there will be snow in Stoke-on-Trent around 5pm this afternoon with the Staffordshire Moorlands being hit an hour earlier. 12:23M6 clearedThe earlier incident on the M6 has now cleared but motorists are still experiencing delays. Read more.11:44M6 delaysMotorists are experiencing severe delays and two lanes are closed on the M6 southbound in Cheshire because of an accident. (Read more)The lanes are closed between junction 19, Knutsford, and junction 18, Middlewich and Holmes Chapel.The delays come after a heavy goods vehicle shed its load at around 8.35am today (March 2).11:31A54 closedThe A54 between the A523, Bosley Crossroads, and A537 Cat & Fiddle is closed due to snow. 11:28Broken power line A Staffordshire Moorlands road is expected to be closed for most of the afternoon because of fallen power cables.New Street, in Biddulph Moor, is currently closed in both directions between Park Lane and Crowborough Road and Gun Battery Lane. Traffic monitoring company INRIX reports the road is expected to remain closed for most of the day but traffic in the surrounding areas is coping well.A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said: “We were made aware of the incident at 10.30am and an electricity pole snapped and is in the road.“The road has had to be closed in order to repair the pole. Officers are in attendance to assist with the closure but Western Power Distribution are in control of the scene.”11:12Cheshire Updates11:10A532 updateThe A523 Macclesfield to Leek road has now reopened but motorists are being asked to only travel if essential because conditions remain difficult. 11:04Congleton closureGiantswood Lane, in Congleton, is closed because a tree has fallen down between Rood Hill and Walfield Avenue. 10:55Stafford Road ClosureBlackheath Lane, in Stafford, is closed between A518 and Tixall Road due to a ‘weather-related’ jack-knifed lorry, said Staffordshire Police.No one is injured but police officers are on the scene. The incident is limiting access to Staffordshire University’s Blackheath Lane campus. 10:34KEY EVENTDon’t ignore road closures, say police. (Image: Snapper Squad: Paul Middleton)Motorists are being warned not to ignore road closures after police officers have received calls for trapped vehicles. (Read more). Over the past 24 hours Cheshire Police have dealt with multiple reports of vehicles trapped in the snow, which has led to them being abandoned. Although the snow has now stopped a number of roads are still impassable due to snowdrifts caused by high winds.10:08KEY EVENTPolice: “Only drive if necessary”Police officers are warning motorists to only drive is absolutely necessary as the weather warning for ice continues. (Read more).Staffordshire Police says officers are dealing with a ‘high number’ of calls due to weather related incidents across the county.The force says it is working with local councils to clear snow drifts from major roads as well as a number of fallen trees.09:11Bin collection suspendedHomeowners in Staffordshire could miss bin day this week as adverse weather conditions continue.Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has said it has suspended collections for the day.A spokesman said: “We will return to collect as soon as it’s safe to do so.”Newcastle Borough Council has said it will continue on its collection routes and will provide further updates.A spokesman added: “Our recycling and waste crews are out working as usual at the moment. “However there may still be some disruption to services due to the weather.”08:58A54 Congleton to Bosley08:57Train delaysFor anyone heading south there are 30 minute delays on London Northwestern, Southern, and Virgin Trains West Coast services between Milton Keynes and Watford Junction due to overhead line problems. 08:48Road closures in CheshireA number of roads in Cheshire remain closed due to the bad weather. These include:A537 and A54 Cat & FiddleA54 from Bosley Crossroads to the Derbyshire borderA523 Macclesfield to Leek RoadB5470 Rainow to Whaley Bridge.08:45KEY EVENTMore than 300 schools closedMore than 300 schools will remain closed across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent today due to weather conditions. The full list can be found here.08:42Firefighters attend student halls (Image: Andy Baker)Students at one of Staffordshire’s major universities had to be evacuated from their halls of residence due to a kitchen fire. (Read more).Firefighters were called to Keele University at around 1am today (March 2) after receiving reports of a fire in a student flat. 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This release… read more Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 23, 2016 Novarad Teaming with Utah Imaging Center on New Functional MRI Software Software to offer enhanced analysis of fMRI data for diagnosis of patients with disrupted brain circuitry Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more center_img May 23, 2016 — Novarad has been working with a Provo, Utah, imaging center to create specialized processing software for functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) that allows the recording and merging of about 2,000 high-quality images per study. Using the software — being developed alongside Wendell Gibby, M.D., and his staff at the Riverwoods Imaging Center in Provo, Utah — the images can then be merged into an elegant 3-D display.Medical professionals’ understanding of brain injuries and disorders has grown by leaps and bounds in the past sixteen years. fMRI has contributed significantly to this knowledge by providing a noninvasive and safe technique for measuring and mapping brain activity.As its name suggests, fMRI allows views of brain function or activity, whereas conventional MRI obtains anatomical images of the brain and other tissues. The advanced test can identify traumatic brain injuries and disorders even in individuals whose brains appear anatomically normal. In the case of brain trauma such as a severe concussion, for example, brain function is often inhibited without the brain showing any changes in anatomy. By using this new technology, disrupted circuits can be observed, providing solid evidence of trauma. This evidence can provide confirmation of suspected medical problems or be used as evidence in court that unseen damage has indeed occurred.Riverwoods Imaging’s state-of-the-art fMRI boasts numerous enhancements such as motion correction, improved statistics with cubic interpolation and advanced spatial correlation correction. These and other updates to Riverwoods Imaging’s fMRI program ensure that brain activity and problems are easy to correlate, identify and diagnose.The test covers all basic brain functions: (1) executive function (reasoning), (2) problem solving, (3) complex object recognition, (4) long-term memory, (5) short-term memory and (6) verbal fluency. While in the MRI, a patient is provided with virtual reality goggles, headphones and a button to register responses. He or she is then tested with activities and questions that activate each area associated with a brain function, and the MRI detects increased blood flow to that area. Once the test is completed, the radiologist evaluates these functions with fMRI and compares the patient’s performance to control data.For more information: www.rwrad.com, www.novarad.net FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. 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