Quebec floods water levels down but heavy rain expected on the weekend

first_imgMONTREAL – While water levels continued their slow decline in some parts of Quebec on Wednesday, the province’s environment minister warned the situation could deteriorate in others this weekend because of heavy rain.David Heurtel said the central Quebec region of Mauricie is expected to bear the brunt of the precipitation.“We’re looking at considerable rainfall on the weekend,” he told a news conference.“Depending on the region, we’re talking about 20 to 40 millimetres but in Mauricie the impact will be even greater, so we should expect another tough weekend there.”Heurtel said the combination of rain, melting snow in the St-Maurice River basin and rising tides could prove to be damaging in the region.Trois-Rivieres resident Patrice Bourassa, who has been co-ordinating volunteer efforts in Mauricie, said citizens in some of the worst-hit regions are losing energy and patience.“It’s reached the point they have to leave their homes in the morning and take a canoe to their vehicle 500 metres away because it’s too flooded,” he said in a telephone interview.Bourassa said the Facebook page he created has already drawn 1,200 members, with many spending the last few days building dikes, packing sandbags and helping citizens.He says that while city officials have offered all the help they can, some of the smaller towns in the region have fewer resources to deal with flooding.The mayor of Nicolet, Que. said the small town at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Nicolet rivers had put out a voluntary evacuation order in advance of the rising waters.Genevieve Dubois fears the water levels could rise by 25 centimetres putting up to 300 homes at risk and cutting off road access to the town.But she said most people were staying put and planned to simply monitor the water level after a major sandbagging effort she hopes will keep most houses dry.“People are starting to get tired but the morale is still there,” she said.Levels are expected to remain stable in flooded areas in the Greater Montreal area, where Heurtel credited the management of water flow from the Ottawa River and Great Lakes basins with preventing the situation from getting worse.Weekend rain isn’t expected to cause a spike in Montreal-area water levels, Heurtel said.“The flow will continue decreasing and ultimately the rains that are going to come are going to slow down the decrease,” Heurtel said.“We’re not looking at the rainfall rising the levels. It’s going to slow down the decrease or it’s going to be maintained at the same levels.”Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux told the same news conference that 3,882 residences in the province have now been affected by the floods.Coiteux also said 2,721 people have had to leave their homes and that there have been 126 landslides.One of the hardest-hit areas is the Gatineau region of western Quebec. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard were scheduled to tour the area by helicopter on Thursday morning to get a close look at the damage.In Ottawa, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said the military is deploying several hundred more Canadian soldiers to help with flood relief efforts in Quebec, bringing the total to 2,200 by the end of the day.Sajjan said about 470 army reservists from Ontario had started arriving in Quebec to fill sandbags, evacuate people and provide other assistance.In Montreal, fire Chief Bruno Lachance said the focus is on consolidating dams and that he doesn’t expect the number of evacuees to rise.A state of emergency remains in effect in Montreal until Sunday, with Lachance saying 243 people have been evacuated and about 400 homes flooded in the city.“We know it will take days before it recedes totally — maybe weeks,” he said. “We ask people to be patient, we’re going to help them when the time comes, (but) for the moment, we’re still in an emergency situation.”At least one person has died in the province because of the floods — a man whose car ended up in a surging river in the eastern Gaspe region on Sunday.Authorities resumed their search Wednesday for a two-year-old girl who disappeared in the same incident but put it on hold later in the day. It will pick up again Thursday with additional provincial police officers who are specialized in searches in water and on riverbanks.The Canadian Red Cross has set up a relief fund, with the federal government contributing $1 million and the Quebec government $500,000.Other Quebec municipalities have also contributed, notably Montreal, which has pledged $250,000.— with files from Morgan Lowrie in Montreal.last_img read more

Team addresses thorny ethical issues raised by genomic sequencing

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Genome sequencing offers patients the potential of speedier, more effective diagnoses and medications. But building a safe and secure system to store people’s unique genomic profiles is not a simple task.A new project out of Memorial University in St. John’s is consulting the public on how to store genomic information, while still respecting people’s rights.“When you are talking about storing genomes, storing people’s genetic and genomic data, you begin to think about OK, how are we going to do that in a way that is ethical, respects privacy laws, and still allows patients and their families to hopefully benefit from this sort of research,” said Holly Etchegary, a lead researcher on the e-genomics project.She said an important step is ensuring the public understands what exactly a genome is.A full genomic sequence reads the complete, unique combination of a person’s DNA — what Etchegary calls “blueprints for our bodies.”Variations in each person’s sequence can reveal relevant information to physicians sorting out a diagnosis.But the Memorial research team is carefully pondering the ethical considerations, like who has access to the data and how secure it is.Last year, ransomware attacks in the U.K. resulted in hospital closures and raised global questions about the security of patient information.In June, the St. John’s project held the first meeting of its public advisory council.Eleven members of the public ranging in age from 24 to over 65 met with researchers, a privacy consultant and representation from the province’s four health authorities, to offer their thoughts on the possible risks and benefits of such a system and provide insight on how to ethically move forward with the project.The advisory council identified possible benefits like reducing wait times for a diagnosis, identifying possible genetic disorders and offering more effective prescriptions.But the council also raised questions about building a flexible, informed model of consent for participants, access and use of the data and how long it would be stored.For example, would access be limited to the patient’s doctor, or would it be possible for a pharmacist, employer, or insurance company to see the person’s genomic profile.Etchegary said the e-genomics project will start with uses that have been proven clinically effective, likely by applying genomic sequencing to pharmacogenomics, or drug therapy decisions.Etchegary said patients may react differently to many medications depending on variations in their genome.It’s one clinical application of the technology that could mean speedier, better outcomes for patients and save money for the health care system.“Our initial goal is to start there in a place where we know has some clinical utility, and hopefully it really will make a difference to some of our patients,” Etchegary said.“We do have to be cautious, we have to be realistic about this technology … it’s still fairly new, there’s a lot of research happening around the world, I think we’ll know more in a few years to come.”Etchegary said the project’s next step will likely be a public survey across the province, and a targeted survey with individuals who have experience with genetic testing, hopefully producing data by late next spring.last_img read more

Spain reinforces military presence in islands claimed by Morocco

first_imgRabat- Spain had been reported to reinforce its military presence in the occupied Chafarinas Islands off the Northern coasts of Morocco, according to Akhbar Al Youm daily in its issue of Tuesday, November 12th.Construction materials and supplies had been transported to the islands few weeks ago in what believed to be an attempt by the Spanish authorities to launch a big project on the archipelago located east of the city of Nador.Reports quoted by the daily suggest that Spain is using the mentioned supplies to build control bridges and other military facilities throughout the islands claimed by Morocco. The reports said that the Spanish military forces have been using zodiac boats to transport the supplies from the occupied city of Melilla to the islands in what seems to be preparations for construction work that will take place soon.The same source went on to add that the purpose behind transporting supplies and construction materials to the islands is to build a bay area meant to facilitate the process of emptying and shipping cargos. The building operations are said to be overseen by the 8th brigade of military engineering, a subordinate of the Spanish military directory in Melilla.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

BC government adds 50K to provinces effort to win Amazons new headquarters

VANCOUVER — B.C.’s government is contributing $50,000 to support Metro Vancouver’s effort to woo Amazon into selecting the city as the site for its second headquarters.“I want to ensure that Amazon H2Q comes to British Columbia,” said Premier John Horgan at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in Vancouver on Friday.The cash influx will help Metro Vancouver partners, including the cities of Surrey and Vancouver, prepare a submission to house the Amazon campus.The province’s fast-growing tech sector is already home to several American companies and offers unlimited possibilities for technology firms like Amazon, Horgan said.B.C. will consider supporting proposals from other cities in the province as well, he said.Langford, a city on Vancouver Island, and other communities on the southern part of the Island are preparing to submit bids.Earlier this month, the tech titan announced it is hunting for a site for a second North American headquarters, which would employ up to 50,000 people and comes with a planned US$5 billion investment.Several Canadian cities have expressed interest already, including Toronto, Halifax, Winnipeg, Montreal and Edmonton.Amazon is accepting responses to its request for proposals until Oct. 19. read more

Maldives Lanka to boost ties

Dr. Waheed is in Sri Lanka with a Maldivian delegation on a two day official visit, the Maldivian President’s office said. Speaking to the media at the hospital, the President applauded the service quality at the hospital.During the President’s visit, the CEO of Lanka Hospital gave a presentation on the services available there. Discussions with officials from the hospital were held on providing internship opportunities to Maldivian medical students. At the meeting, the officials agreed to look in to ways to solve the most urgent issues being faced by Maldivian patients.The officials also spoke on the possibility of specialist visits to Maldives to work at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka and the Maldives have discussed the possibility of boosting ties between both countries.The discussion took place between visiting Maldivian President Dr. Mohamed Waheed and President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s house today. Following the meeting with President Rajapaksa, President Waheed visited Maldivian patients at the Lanka Hospital. read more

Amid outpour of sympathy UN emergency responders aid bombed Nigerian camp

United Nations humanitarian helicopter and emergency medical personnel are in north-eastern Nigeria following a military airstrike that hit a displacement camp killing dozens of people, including aid workers, and wounding a reported 100 others.The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) airlifted eight Nigerian Red Cross Workers from the camp in Rann locality as part of the emergency response. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also said the response included nearly 900 lbs of emergency medical supplies.The Nigerian army also deployed a medical team and “is working with humanitarian partners to ensure maximum support to the affected people,” OCHA reported.The camp is located in Rann, which has been under the control of the group Boko Haram for the past several years, and out of reach to aid workers.Around 43,000 people are estimated to be internally displaced and struggle with food shortages as a result of the fighting and bad roads.Edward Kallon, the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, said called yesterday’s airstrike “an unfortunate tragedy that befell people already suffering”.UN humanitarian officials are also questioning how a military airstrike ended up striking the displacement camp. Intermingled with messages of sympathy and solidarity with the victims, UN agencies called for a full investigation and greater measures to protect civilians doing forward.The head of the UN Refugee Agency, Filippo Grandi – who met with Nigerian refugees in Borno last month – called the airstrike “a truly catastrophic event” and called for a full accounting so that the causes are known and measures put in place to ensure this does not happen again.The Nigerian Government has announced that it would investigate the airstrike. An UNHAS helicopter being fitted with stretches to convert it into a medical evacuation flight prior to the aircraft taking off for Rann, Nigeria. Photo: OCHA Nigeria/Peter Lundberg In a message yesterday, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stressed the importance of protecting civilians in complex humanitarian emergencies.“UNICEF stands in solidarity with our humanitarian colleagues, and the dangerous conditions they work in,” said UNICEF Director for Emergency Programmes Manuel Fontaine. “The aid workers who lost their lives were working to save others.” read more

Nigeria Largestever outbreak of Lassa fever contained but monitoring still needed says

The outbreak, which started in Ogun province in south-west Nigeria in December 2016, spread across much of the country and into neighbouring Benin, Togo and Burkina Faso.In all, 423 cases had been confirmed in Nigeria and 106 people, including eight health workers, lost their lives. Over the past six weeks, however, the number of new cases have dropped and it is no longer considered to be a national health emergency, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).“Nigeria is to be congratulated for reaching this important milestone in the fight against Lassa fever,” Ibrahima Socé Fall, Regional Emergencies Director for Africa at the UN agency, said in a news release.“But we cannot let our foot off the pedal. We must use the lessons learnt to better prepare at-risk countries in our region to conduct rapid detection and response.”WHO continues to support Nigerian government efforts to respond effectively to the disease and has urged local communities to remain vigilant and report “any rumours” of new cases to the authorities.“Early diagnosis and treatment can save lives,” said Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the head of WHO programmes in Nigeria.The UN health agency has also called on health workers to stay on high alert for Lassa fever when handling patients, irrespective of their health status.“Lassa fever should always be considered in patients with fever, headache, sore throat and general body weakness, especially when malaria has been ruled out with a rapid diagnostic test (RDT), and when patients are not improving,” advised WHO.Health workers should adhere to standard precautions, and wear protective equipment like gloves, face masks, face shields and aprons when handling suspected Lassa fever patients, it added.Lassa fever is a viral infection, primarily transmitted to humans through contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine, faeces, or blood. read more

Protect yourself during heat alerts

As Brock’s only refrigeration mechanic, Rob Glass has been one of the busiest men on campus this week. Air conditioning for about 80 per cent of the campus is controlled by two large chillers in Facilities Management’s Central Utilities Building. Combined, the chillers are the equivalent of about 2,000 air conditioning units.The following is information from Niagara Region Public Health on how to protect yourself during excessive heat alerts: Schedule outdoor activities carefully. If you must be outside, plan your activities either before noon or in the evening. Rest frequently in shady areas. Drinking plenty of fluids, unless fluid is restricted by one’s physician. Infants, children, the elderly, people with high blood pressure, people with heart and/or respiratory problems and those who work or exercise outdoors are at possible risk of developing heat-related illness. Heat-related illness occurs in three stages: heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. A person with heat stroke may feel confusion, dizziness, nausea, muscle swelling, heart disturbances and/or a headache. Other symptoms include seizure, unconsciousness and/or coma. Seek immediate medical attention for heat stroke.The public is encouraged to call or visit friends and neighbours whose health is at risk due to the hot weather. read more

Moped gang armed with machetes raid jewellers shop

A woman speaking to police on the phone said: “Quickly, they have a knife . Yes, they went inside, they have a knife.”A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said that the first man arrested “has been taken to hospital to be treated for a minor injury”. Moped gang rob jewellery shop on Maida Vale London just now, attacking passing pedestrians.— moj. (@MojAlHoseine) May 20, 2019 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. Three men were arrested following a daylight burglary at a jewellers in Maida Vale .Dressed in black and riding scooters, the group of men were seen pulling up outside Amir Jewellery in Maida Vale, north London, before smashing their way into the shop.Members of the public desperately chased two of the attackers who were on foot as they brandished foot-long machetes this afternoon. One managed to tackle a man to the floor before police came to arrest him. Two others were detained by armed police at Camden Market two miles away. Footage posted to Twitter of the crime occurring shows men, dressed all in black with black helmets on, targeting Amir Gold Ltd. read more

Beach Handball show began in Kazan

2018 IHF Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championship All 24 countries competing in Russia were welcomed onto the central court with two of their players carrying their nations’ flags – led by the ‘33rd team’: the IHF officials. Ahead of the Russia vs USA men’s match this evening at the Kazan Beach Sports Complex, the 2018 IHF Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championship was officially opened. Then followed speeches from representatives of the national and regional governments of Russia and Tatarstan, the Olympic Committee of Russia and the Handball Federation of Russia before Joel Delplanque, 1st Vice-President of the International Handball Federation and IHF Representative at Kazan 2018 declared the championship open. ← Previous Story Portugal to fight for the medals! Next Story → Helle Thomsen overtakes Norwegian Molde HK Elite Follow the action – ihf.infoPhoto: read more

Poll Should sports sponsorship by alcohol companies be regulated

first_img Yes, there should be a full ban (503) Yes, but it should be voluntary (with compensation for those opting out) (473) Poll Results: SPORTS MINISTER LEO Varadkar has tabled a proposal which would see sports organisations, clubs and teams compensated for lost revenue if they opt out of sponsorship from alcohol companies.The scheme would be less severe than that proposed by other members of government who want to see a full ban on any links between the drinks industry and sport.The Minister said a similar opt-out system works well in Australia, arguing that a full ban could be considered at a later stage “when it is shown that the money lost can be replaced through alternative sponsors”. What do you think?Today, we ask: Should sports sponsorship by alcohol companies be regulated? Yes, there should be a full banYes, but it should be voluntary (with compensation for those opting out)NoI don’t knowVote No (986) I don’t know (784)last_img read more

Workshops available for practitioners working with Greek Australians

first_imgAs part of the Australian Greek Welfare Society’s (AGWS) workshops for professionals program, interactive workshops are available regarding culturally appropriate care training for people working with Greek individuals, families or carers. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore awareness, skills and knowledge of cultural competence with an experienced trainer and cross-cultural facilitator.Various helpful topics will be covered, including ethnicity, identity and how it may affect service delivery; common attitudes and cultural traits; attitudes to seeking help and/or services; religion; family and many others. The workshop offered by the AGWS is unique in that its practice focus is based on a Training Needs Analysis from 2013/14 with 79 organisations cross-regionally, and additionally refers to the CALD Effective Engagement Strategy framework for Cross-cultural communication.With a strong focus on self-reflection and group process, courses are available to cater to all levels including beginners, advanced and those wanting a refresher. The cost to participate is $165 per person and includes handouts and other useful materials. Additionally, service providers dealing with people of Greek background and wanting to develop their cultural competency are encouraged to inquire about customised workshops for individuals and groups. For more information, contact AGWS Community Services Project Officer Adonis (Antonios) Maglis on (03) 9388 9998. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Canada des orques qui se nourrissent de requins

first_imgCanada : des orques qui se nourrissent de requinsDes recherches scientifiques américaines ont montré que les orques qui peuplent le large des côtes de la Colombie-Britannique se nourrissent de requins et non de saumons ou de lions de mer comme la plupart de leurs congénères près des côtes. Reconnaissables à leur habillage noir et blanc, les orques ont une réputation de redoutable prédateur qui hante les eaux pour se nourrir. Mais il existe plusieurs types de ces mammifères marins, des groupes qui présentent un comportement différent et surtout une alimentation différente. Or, les côtes au large de la Colombie britannique sont largement peuplées de ces “baleines tueuses”. Toutefois, il semblerait que leur régime alimentaire diffère grandement de celui que leur avaient attribué les scientifiques. En effet, celles-ci ne se nourriraient pas de saumons et de lions de mer comme leurs congénères plus proches des côtes mais plutôt de requins. C’est John Ford, chercheur au département de biologie aquatique de l’Académie des sciences en Californie qui est à l’origine de cette découverte. En mai 2008, celui-ci étudiait les habitudes alimentaires d’un groupe d’orques près des îles de la Reine-Charlotte, au sud de l’Alaska quand il a entendu des orques s’exciter au fond de l’eau. Une mare d’huile animale est alors remontée à la surface couvrant des centaines de mètres. Après avoir prélevé des échantillons, il a réalisé des analyses qui ont révélé que les pratiques alimentaires des mammifères marins : ces orques se nourrissaient de requins, plus précisément de requins dormeurs. Cette espèce est l’une des 14 espèces de requins répertoriés dans les eaux de la Colombie-Britannique et peut atteindre jusqu’à 4,3 mètres de longueur, rapporte Radio canada. Une population méconnue à étudier “Ça a été l’un des plus beaux jours de mes 30 années de carrière. C’était le point culminant de nombreuses années d’hypothèses et de débats sur les habitudes alimentaires des orques vivant au large”, a expliqué John Ford qui suppose que les orques prennent les requins pour cibles en raison de leur apport riche en huiles grasses et en énergie. Jusqu’ici cette population d’orques qui vivent au large des côtes de la Colombie britannique était pratiquement inconnue. Elle n’a été identifiée pour la première fois que dans les années 1980 et les scientifiques ignorent avec précision combien elle compte de spécimens : entre 300 et 500 orques selon John Ford.  À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)Un an après la première observation de 2008, un collègue de John Ford a confirmé les conclusions obtenues en constatant des habitudes alimentaires similaires dans la baie du Prince-William, en Alaska, où des orques se sont nourris de sept requins en trois heures. De même, un ancien pêcheur commercial, Brian Gisborne, a également aperçu près de 20 orques se nourrir de requins bleus, à près de 80 kilomètres au sud-ouest des côtes de l’île de Vancouver. Il a ainsi pensé à prélever des échantillons afin que M. Ford puisse approfondir ses recherches. Désormais, le chercheur espère donc en apprendre davantage sur ces orques pour comprendre leurs habitudes de vie. Il précise, cité par Radio canada : “Ça va encore prendre beaucoup de temps, mais on pense avoir appris beaucoup dans la dernière année”. Le 11 septembre 2011 à 11:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Weather Eye Desert heat is headed this way for weekend next week

first_imgAre we ready for summer? Weather, that is. Like the old saying goes, “Some like it hot and some like it not.” I fall in the latter category, but regardless, hot weather is heading our way this weekend and next week.Just how hot is still up in the air. I don’t think it will be record-setting heat, but 90 degrees or warmer is officially in the hot category for us. With all the remaining moisture in place when the thermometer goes up Friday and over the weekend, it could be a tad muggy.This heat won’t be accompanied by dry east winds, so we will have to endure the gradual drying out of the atmosphere. Overnight lows will be very mild, either a one sheet or no sheet bed cover at night, unless you have air conditioning. Plan ahead and have the AC and fans in good working order.The source of the warm weather — OK, hot weather — will be a large high pressure system over the Four Corners area bringing desert heat our way. It has been very hot down there, with Death Valley temperatures advertised to be between 125 to 130 degrees and around 120 degrees in Arizona.Some computer forecast models Tuesday were showing highs locally well over 100 degrees — record-setting, to say the least. But I don’t buy that, and as of Wednesday afternoon they were backing off that scenario.last_img read more

Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The American Red Cross is conducting the following upcoming blood drives in Wilmington:Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 1pm-7pm: Wilmington Masonic (Friendship) Lodge (32 Church Street)Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10am-3pm: Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue)Interested donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to book an appointment, but walk-ins ARE welcome. Donors can also visit to book an appointment.Here are some important facts about blood and the blood donation process, from the Red Cross’s website:Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.Every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking the donor’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure that it is safe for the donor to give blood.The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour and 15 minutes.First time donor?  Haven’t given blood in awhile?  Read this checklist so you know what to expect.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRed Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”last_img read more

Gang war kills 11 of an Indian family

first_imgEleven members of a family were found dead in India’s capital on Sunday, most of them hanging from the ceiling of their home, blindfolded and hands tied behind the back, in a part of the city that was the scene of a gang war just two weeks ago.The victims included four men and seven women, including teenagers. A neighbor in the Burari district found the victims early on Sunday, police said.One of the bodies was found lying on the floor and the others hanging from a railing attached to the ceiling, media reports said.“We don’t know the reason yet, our team is at the spot and investigating this,” said a police official posted in the area, who did not give further details. The official cannot be identified under briefing rules.On 18 June, three people were killed and five were injured when members of rival gangs fired at each other in the main Burari market. Police said the two gangs are headed by men whose enmity goes back to 2013.While the police are yet to establish any connection between the two incidents, the investigation will consider all possible aspects, a senior police officer who is handling the gang war case told Reuters.last_img read more

Best of Last Week – Nobel prize winners announced new kind of

first_img Discovery of new subatomic particle sheds light on fundamental force of nature This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Best of Last Week – Nobel prize winners announced, new kind of fusion reactor and a new drug that destroys tumors (2014, October 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Another team at the Joint Quantum Institute has used incoherent light to get sharp images from dull detectors—it’s taking them into a fuzzy area between classical and quantum light. And, the discovery of a new subatomic particle is shedding light on the fundamental force of nature—researchers with the University of Warwick found the particle (dubbed Ds3*(2860)) using the Large Hadron Collider. They believe it will “transform our understanding” of the fundamental force of nature that binds the nuclei of atoms.In applied applications, a team of engineers at Washington University has come up with a design for a fusion reactor that could be cheaper than using coal—they claim scaling it to the size of a coal plant would make the plant economical. Meanwhile another team of researchers has come to the conclusion that there are only four unique city topologies—they used data from OpenStreetMap and mathematics to come to this conclusion.Also, some good news came from a combined team of researchers looking into the mechanism that underlies diabetes—they’ve actually discovered a “good” fat that fights diabetes—a new class of molecules that appears to protect both mice and humans from the onset of the debilitating disease. And in an interesting bit of research, a team of scientists has traced the evolutionary history of Arctic bacteria and in so doing, have found a long evolution of toxic mercury resistance—a finding that could have implications on research that involves looking for life on other planets.And finally, researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute announced that they’ve found a cancer drug that destroys tumors in pre-clinical trials—it’s still preliminary work, but the implications are staggering—imagine if doctors could actually destroy cancer tumors with a simple drug made from the seeds of a rainforest plant. It was another banner week for physics as the Nobel Prize in physics was announced—Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura shared the prize for their work in inventing a new kind of LED. Also, mysteriously, a team of researchers working in Australia found evidence that there is just half as much dark matter in the Milky Way Galaxy as scientists have believed. © 2014 Explore furtherlast_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgHello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday, May 23. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news 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 Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. 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Key EventsPolice arrest woman after body found at Stoke-on-Trent house11:0720:11A500 slip-road closed18:45A34 Trent ValeTraffic returned to normal on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 18:33Thieves steal coffee table, chair, & even a metal heron from beauty spotThieves have managed to gain access to a popular Staffordshire Moorlands beauty spot swiping a range of items from the busy gardens.The callous criminals access Biddulph Grange Gardens overnight between yesterday and today (May 23) stealing more than £600 worth of goods from the attraction.Read more.18:12Smallthorne trafficHeavy traffic on A5272 Hanley Road / High Lane around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts).17:58Railway delays Possible delays on West Midlands Railway due to passenger illness at Witton.17:31M6 reopened17:30Porthill Road Usual congestion on A527 Porthill Road at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).17:25Chell Street busyHeavy traffic on A5272 Chell Street at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). Travel time is four minutes.17:25Leek Road slowUsual slow traffic on A52 Leek Road in both directions at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square). 17:25A50 Victoria Road, FentonUsual slow traffic on A50 Victoria Road at A5007 City Road. 16:46Lane closure on M6 in StaffordshireOne lane closed and queuing traffic due to broken down tanker on M6 Northbound between Stafford Services and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed. Traffic was already slow following a separate break down earlier. Stafford Services is located between J14 and J15.15:57Heavy traffic on the D RoadHeavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15.15:57Werrington Road slowUsual congestion on A52 Werrington Road Westbound before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).15:57A50 westbound A50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout).15:36Congleton Road congestionUsual congestion on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is five minutes.15:30Advanced traffic warning Advance Warning – M6 Northbound closed due to resurfacing work during the night from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Between 9pm and 6am Mondays to Sundays from 9pm on the 1st to 6am on June 2.15:20Breakdown on the M6 One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down lorry on M6 Southbound from J19 A556 (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Lane one (of four) is closed. 15:06Porthill Road congestionUsual congestion on A527 Porthill Road at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). 14:52Victoria Road congestionUsual congestion on A50 Victoria Road at A5007 City Road. 14:41Lane closure on the M6 in StaffordshireOne lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed.13:30Queues on D-RoadQueuing traffic on A500 D Road Southbound around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is four minutes.12:18Afternoon weather…There’s plenty of fine weather this afternoon for #OutdoorClassroomDay; don’t forget the sun cream if you’re going to be out in the strong sunshine for long ☀️@OutdoorClassUKI— Met Office (@metoffice) May 23, 201912:17Speed enforcement on the A500Little bit of speed enforcement on the A500 today. So far not many have been over the limit. Great to see. #slowdownitssunny #fatal4 #sunsoutsoarecmpg #livetoseethesummer #50isplentyonthea500— CMPG (@CMPG) May 23, 201911:53Busy at Porthill BankA500 D Road Southbound busy but moving around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). 11:08Slow traffic in Leek Slow traffic on A520 St Edward Street in both directions at A53 Broad Street. 11:07KEY EVENTPolice arrest woman after body found at Stoke-on-Trent housePolice investigating the sudden death of a womanMore here10:07Busy in LongportHeavy traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is six minutes. 09:43Lanes open on M6Lanes 3 of 3 are all open now on the #M6 Southbound between J6 #SpaghettiJunction to J5 #CastleBromwich due to a broken down vehicle. #TrafficOfficers on the hardshoulder now with the broken down vehicle.— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) May 23, 201909:18Queues in Etruria Road Queuing traffic on A53 Etruria Road in both directions from A52 Ryecroft (Jubilee roundabout) to A500 D Road (Basford Roundabout). 09:09Lane closure on M6 further south…Lane 1 (of 4) is closed on the #M6 Southbound between J6 #SpaghettiJunction to J5 #CastleBromwich due to a broken down vehicle. #TrafficOfficers on scene— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) May 23, 2019last_img read more

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu and nose t

first_imgArizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu and nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu have been activated from the physically unable to perform list, the team announced Tuesday.Mathieu, the Cardinals’ 2013 third-round draft pick, suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament injury in a Dec. 8 game against the St. Louis Rams. He had 68 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble in 13 games during his rookie season. Top Stories Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Ta’amu, a fourth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012, was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals before the 2013 regular season began. He recorded seven tackles in 14 games for the Cardinals last season.Mathieu and Ta’amu were placed on the PUP list on July 23. center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

January 31 2005 The Agriculture crew is busy

first_imgJanuary 31, 2005 The Agriculture crew is busy in the field behind the dam. Volunteers Saravanan Mahalingam, Grazziella Pazzanese and Camilla Jolda. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa] Saravanan brought the idea from Auroville, a community in India. It is an easy way to protect the garden and fields. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa] The amazing amount of recent rain has softened the ground and the crew digs a series of trenches. This will help to keep out cows and wildlife. Agriculture manager Scott Dolan and volunteer Bruno Larios/ [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa] last_img