first_imgÀ la suite des pannes d’électricité causées par l’ouragan Earl, de nombreuses personnes ont des questions au sujet de la salubrité des aliments que contiennent les réfrigérateurs et les congélateurs. Voici des conseils généraux du ministère de l’Agriculture au sujet de la sécurité alimentaire : Tout aliment périssable qui reste à la température de la pièce pendant plus de deux heures doit être jeté. Tout aliment dans un congélateur plein est bon pendant un délai d’environ deux jours après une panne d’électricité. Tout aliment dans un congélateur à moitié plein est bon pendant un délai d’une journée après une panne d’électricité. Les détaillants alimentaires sont avisés de conserver les aliments à une température de moins de 4 C (40 F). Tout aliment périssable conservé à une température supérieure pendant plus de deux heures doit être jeté immédiatement. Les représentants du ministère de l’Agriculture soulignent que les aliments qui causent le plus souvent des maladies d’origine alimentaire incluent : la viande crue ou cuite, la volaille, les fruits de mer et les viandes froides; les casseroles, les ragoûts ou les soupes; le lait ou le fromage à pâte molle; la mayonnaise ou les vinaigrettes maison; les pâtes, les pommes de terre ou le riz cuits; les salades faites avec les aliments ci-dessus. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur la sécurité alimentaire, consultez les fiches de renseignements intitulées « La sécurité alimentaire après une panne d’électricité » et « La conservation des aliments lors d’une panne d’électricité » à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/agri/statspubs/frenchlang.shtml ou composez le 902-424-1173. Le ministère de l’Environnement signale que les services d’eau des municipalités continuent de fournir un approvisionnement en eau potable. Pour les gens qui ont leur propre puits, si le puits est endommagé d’une façon quelconque ou si vous doutez de la qualité de l’eau, il est recommandé de faire bouillir l’eau pendant au moins une minute avant de la consommer et de faire vérifier l’eau du puits dès que possible. -30-last_img read more

first_imgLondon: The month-long suspension of the British parliament ordered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an apparent bid to stop MPs blocking his Brexit strategy will begin late Monday, his spokesman said. “Parliament will be prorogued at close of business today,” the spokesman said, using the parliamentary term for the suspension. He added it would take place regardless of the outcome of a government-led vote on holding a snap election next month. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USJohnson last month asked Queen Elizabeth II to close the Houses of Parliament until October 14, claiming it was needed to allow him to introduce a new domestic agenda. But the suspension’s timing and longer than unusual duration sparked uproar across the political spectrum, with critics calling it a “constitutional outrage” and a coup. Lawmakers opposed to a no-deal Brexit said it was clearly aimed at hobbling their efforts to prevent such a scenario, while it also prompted several so far unsuccessful court challenges. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHowever, the move appeared to backfire on Johnson by galvanising opposition MPs and Conservative rebels into passing legislation forcing him to seek a Brexit delay next month if he has not reached a deal with the EU. That law is expected to receive royal assent on Monday. Johnson responded to the Tory rebellion by kicking 21 MPs out of the party — including Winston Churchill’s grandson — and barring them from standing as Conservatives in the next election. The hardline response prompted a fresh revolt, with several ministers — including Works and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd — quitting the government and the party.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – An intransigent property owner whose improvements to his rural land caused years of flooding to the adjacent lot must pay his distressed neighbour a hefty award, Ontario’s top court ruled Monday.In upholding the $390,000 award against Graziano Biadi, the Court of Appeal said the amount was reasonable given his years of misconduct at the expense of neighbour, Matthew Weenen.“The record clearly shows (Biadi) to be a bully who, for over a decade, repeatedly took steps designed to increase the value of his property knowing the harm these steps were causing to the respondent’s property and to the respondent personally,” the Appeal Court said in its ruling.Court records show Biadi bought his property just north of Ajax, Ont., in 2001. Starting in 2002, Biadi began adding fill to raise the property’s elevation to allow it to be used for farming. Ultimately, he dumped thousands of truckloads of material on the property.The problem, however, was that the changes resulted in severe flooding to Weenen’s property next door, and set off an ugly dispute between the neighbours.Evidence was also that Biadi improperly dug a drainage ditch that only made matters worse. He obstructed and failed to maintain a culvert under his driveway despite being told it was blocked and was increasing the flooding.“On two occasions, the appellant was caught on camera deliberately blocking the culvert,” the Appeal Court found.In November 2015, Superior Court Justice David Salmers ruled in favour of Weenen, who had sued for damages. Weenen alleged negligence and nuisance.In his decision, Salmers found Biadi’s conduct had “greatly increased the amount and speed of surface water” draining across the Weenen lands, resulting in extensive flooding. He also ruled Biadi was not credible as a witness.“He was often evasive,” Salmers said. “Often his testimony just did not make sense.”Ultimately, the trial judge awarded Weenen $250,000 in general damages related to the loss of use and enjoyment of his lands, including his frequently flooded workshop, and $15,000 for water damage to his chicken coop.Salmers also awarded Weenen another $125,000 in punitive damages given Biadi’s “egregious” behaviour that had caused his neighbour severe stress and stress-related problems.“It is very hard to imagine how difficult it has been for Mr. Weenen to live in these conditions for such a long time,” Salmers wrote. “For days on end, every year, he has seen this flooding on his lands, he has been unable to do anything about it, and he has known that his lands and sometimes some buildings were unusable as a result.”Biadi, who did not dispute the judge’s liability finding, appealed the amount of damages as excessive.The Appeal Court found no reason to interfere, saying the award of general damages was supported by the evidence, and that punitive damages were “clearly warranted.”“The amount of $125,000 for deterrence purposes is entirely reasonable,” the Appeal Court said.The court also awarded Weenen $50,000 in legal costs.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN file photo.Lindsay RichardsonAPTN NewsFollowing the declaration of a “state of emergency” ahead of the fall hunt, the provincial government has agreed to consult and collaborate with the Algonquin Nation to complete a comprehensive moose population survey in Quebec’s expansive La Verendrye Wildlife Reserve.Last week, the nation issued a press statement and raised alarms about herd numbers dwindling within the 12,500 square kilometre park, and the direct impact of this decrease on First Nations’ food security.As a result, Pierre Dufour, minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, met with representatives from Algonquin communities in Val d’Or on Aug. 16. A second exchange, this time via telephone, was held with an Algonquin spokesperson, Dufour’s chief of staff, as well as cabinet members and senior officials from the province’s forest ministry five days later, on Aug. 21.“It was agreed that additional exchanges were required with the Algonquin communities to seek mutually satisfactory solutions to their concerns and knowledge related to the status of the moose population,” reads a government statement issued Monday.Barrier Lake Chief Casey Ratt says the Algonquin require only a few dozen moose to provide enough meat to sustain his community through the winter months.Other communities in the area say the same.“It’s part of our primary food source – it’s in very high demand for the entirety of our members here. It was always an animal with multiple uses: the skin, the sinew,” said Lac Simon Councillor Lucien Wabanonik.Whatever’s not consumed, Wabanonik says, is used up by local artists to create their wares, or for making tools – two initiatives that also provide essential revenue to the remote communities.“What people need to understand is that it’s not necessarily hunting for sport, what we’re doing; this is really an animal that does a lot of good for us outside of just providing nutrition,” he explained.However, Quebec hunters granted licenses in an annual lottery are taking more than their share: this year, at least 97 moose were killed in four weeks, according to Ratt.While a “conservation plan” was put into place in 2012, it expires in 2019 – and in its function, falls well short of what the Algonquin communities feel is fair and balanced practice.“I think even the sports hunters can agree that there are less large male [moose] now,” Wabanonik added.Ratt said there hasn’t been a thoroughly documented survey done since at least 1994, and is more important now than ever.The population is equally threatened by other recurring factors, such as parasites and changes to climate or habitat.According to Dufour, the current regulations “are based on the Ministry’s inventory data and take into account the ability of the moose population to support a sustainable harvest.”But sports hunters are, in times of unsatisfying hunts, allowed to shoot of cows and calves- dramatically impacting population growth, according to Wabanonik, who added that mating patterns for adult male moose are very specific, occurring only every three to four years.Dufour did not address the nation’s suggestion that the reserve be closed temporarily – possibly for several years – in order to conduct this research without interference.He did, however, mention the possibility of conducting aerial surveys starting in 2020.A meeting is set for early September so that representatives from both sides can “arrive at a common understanding of the issues related to conservation of wildlife resources,” according to the statement.“The Ministry confirms its commitment to establishing and maintaining relationships with the Algonquin communities based on dialogue, collaboration, trust, and mutual respect,” it reads.“We want to be heard; we want to share some preliminary information with the Minister, and we want to find solutions and be proactive while respecting everyone in this process,” Wabanonik said.lrichardson@aptn.ca@sentimtllast_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Discount retailer Walmart says it will soon offer premium Lord & Taylor fashion brands on its American website.Walmart says the flagship Lord & Taylor online department store is expected to launch on Walmart.com in spring 2018.Spokeswoman Denise Incandela says the company’s goal is to create a premium fashion destination as the chain’s customers are searching its website for higher-end items.She says Walmart is starting with fashion as it expands its online business to include specialized and premium shopping experiences.The company says Lord & Taylor will be able to reach exponentially more shoppers through a dedicated store on Walmart’s website and app than through its own online presence.The Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) acquired Lord & Taylor, an American department store founded in 1826 that now has 50 locations in the U.S., in 2012.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label.The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn’t eat any type of romaine because of an E. coli outbreak. The agency said Monday that romaine recently harvested in Arizona, Florida, Mexico and California’s Imperial Valley is OK to eat. It says romaine from those places wasn’t yet shipping when the illnesses began.It says the tainted romaine appears to have come from the Central Coast region of California.The produce industry agreed to start putting harvest dates and regions on labels. For romaine that doesn’t come in packaging, grocers and retailers are being asked to post the information by the register.The FDA warned Americans not to eat romaine that isn’t labeled with that information, and it said it had commitments from the industry that such labeling will become standard for romaine. It also noted hydroponically grown romaine and romaine grown in greenhouses isn’t implicated in the outbreak.The labeling arrangement was worked out as the produce industry called on the FDA to quickly narrow the scope of its warning so it wouldn’t have to waste freshly harvested romaine. An industry group said people can expect to start seeing labels as early as this week. It noted the labels are voluntary, and that it will monitor whether to expand the measure to other leafy greens and produce.Robert Whitaker, chief science officer of the Produce Marketing Association, said labeling for romaine could help limit the scope of future alerts and rebuild public trust after other outbreaks.“Romaine as a category has had a year that’s been unfortunate,” Whitaker said.The FDA still hasn’t identified a source of contamination in the latest outbreak. There have been no reported deaths, but health officials say 43 people in 12 states have been sickened. Twenty-two people in Canada were also sickened.Even though romaine from the Yuma, Arizona, region is not implicated in the current outbreak, it was blamed for an E. coli outbreak this spring that sickened more than 200 people and killed five. Contaminated irrigation water near a cattle lot was later identified as the likely source.Leafy greens were also blamed for an E. coli outbreak last year. U.S. investigators never specified which salad green might be to blame for those illnesses, which happened around the same time of year as the current outbreak. But officials in Canada identified romaine as a common source of illnesses there.The produce industry is aware the problem is recurring, said Jennifer McEntire of the United Fresh Produce Association.“To have something repeat in this way, there simply must be some environmental source that persisted,” she said. “The question now is, can we find it?”Growers and handlers in the region tightened food safety measures after the outbreak this spring, the industry says. Steps include expanding buffer zones between cattle lots and produce fields. But McEntire said it’s not known for sure how the romaine became contaminated in the Yuma outbreak. Another possibility, she said, is that winds blew dust from the cattle lot onto produce.McEntire said the industry is considering multiple theories, including whether there is something about romaine that makes it more susceptible to contamination. Compared with iceberg lettuce, she noted its leaves are more open, thus exposing more surface area.Romaine harvesting just recently began shifting from the Central Coast growing regions in central and northern California to other regions. Since romaine has a shelf life of about 21 days, health officials said last week they believed contaminated romaine could still be on the market or in people’s homes.Food poisoning outbreaks from leafy greens are not unusual. But after a 2006 outbreak linked to spinach, the produce industry took steps it believed would limit large scale outbreaks, said Timothy Lytton, a Georgia State University law professor. The outbreak linked to romaine earlier this year cast doubt on how effective the measures have been, he said.But Lytton also noted the inherent risk of produce, which is grown in open fields and eaten raw.The FDA said the produce industry also agreed to consider longer-term labeling options that would help identify and trace leafy greens.___The Associated Press Health & Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.Candice Choi, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Manitoba premier says new hydro exports show need for Conawapa dam AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 28, 2014 10:11 am MDT WINNIPEG – Manitoba Hydro announced two export agreements with a utility in Wisconsin Friday — deals which prove the need for billions of dollars in new generating stations, says Premier Greg Selinger.Wisconsin Public Service has agreed to buy 108 megawatts of power between 2016 and 2021 — enough to power about 40,000 homes. The second deal with see the utility buy 308 megawatts starting in 2027.Selinger says financial details, such as how much money the Wisconsin utility will pay, will be filed with the province’s Public Utilities Board. He said the sales support his NDP government’s plan to help Hydro build new generating stations, including the Conawapa project on the Nelson River.Manitoba’s Opposition Progressive Conservatives have questioned the need for new dams, because hydro exports are currently competing against very low natural gas prices on the U.S. market.The Public Utilities Board, the provincial regulator, warned in 2011 that low prices could force Manitoba consumers to subsidize exports and see domestic prices jump by 140 per cent over the next 20 years.Selinger disagrees.“Our plan to build for the future now will ensure we can meet strong demand in our traditional and emerging export markets, keeping rates for Manitoba families and businesses among the lowest on the continent,” he said in a release Friday.Manitoba Hydro, a Crown utility, plans to spend $20 billion over the next dozen years to build two new generating stations — Keeyask and Conawapa — on rivers in the north, along with a new transmission line to bring the power south.The expansion is part of the reason why the utility expects to raise rates by 3.9 per cent each year for the foreseeable future.The plan is undergoing review hearings.In its most recent financial report, Manitoba Hydro said export sales were rebounding.The utility reported export revenues of $338 million for the nine-month period that ended Dec. 31. That was $58 million higher than the same period last year, primarily due to higher sales volumes and higher export prices.Selinger said he’s confident the deal will be profitable.“We’ve seen a rise in natural gas prices. They were at a historic low awhile back but now they’re rising,” he said in an interview from Toronto, where he attended an energy conference.“The Environmental Protection Agency (in the U.S.) is putting more regulations in place that requires the phase-out of coal plants in the United States and our customers are saying to us ‘we want a diverse supply of clean, reliable energy.’” read more

“Liberia is making progress on a number of fronts, including important momentum on essential political reforms,” Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous said, as he presented the latest report on the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). Several months ago, the Liberian Government launched a “deconcentration” programme, which Mr. Ladsous described as a “critical first step” in decentralizing State reach so that local officials are empowered and citizens throughout the country are able to benefit from the most basic of services.In addition, in August, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf transmitted to the Legislature 25 proposed amendments emerging from a constitutional review process, along with her recommendations.“The President categorically rejected, and suggested that Liberia’s elected representatives should also reject, exclusionary provisions such as declaring Liberia a Christian nation or requiring African ancestry for citizenship,” Mr. Ladsous noted. “The recommendations also included proposed changes that the President supported, such as shorter terms for elected officials, including presidents and legislators.”Meanwhile, at this time last year, Liberia was dealing with an unprecedented health emergency due to the Ebola virus outbreak, which devastated communities and threatened to reverse the political and security gains made since the end of the civil war.“Fortunately, the country has since turned a corner,” Mr. Ladsous said. “The people of Liberia endured the trauma of Ebola with resilience, dignity and a profound determination to overcome.”Indeed, efforts were rewarded when on 3 September Liberia was declared Ebola-free for the second time by the UN World Health Organization (WHO).Furthermore, Mr. Ladsous informed the Council that the security situation remains generally stable, though public order is reportedly still a source of concern. This was echoed by Liberia’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Benedict F. Sannoh.“The [UN] Secretary General has expressed concern about the recent surge in violent public disturbances and has linked this to deficiencies in the response capacity of the national police, public discontent, alienation and slow pace of reconciliation,” the Minister stated. “However, the violence alluded to are isolated incidents which relate to motorcyclists, and few concession areas. They need to be taken in context.”The UN peacekeeping chief underlined that the Government remains committed to making every effort to mobilize the resources needed to develop its capacity to maintain stability and protect its population independently of UNMIL.He recalled that last April, the Security Council decided to resume the progressive drawdown of UNMIL, which had been suspended during the Ebola crisis.“UNMIL has been reduced by 1,221 troops, reaching this month its new military strength of 3,590 personnel,” he noted. “The Secretary-General has recommended further reductions to UNMIL’s military, police and civilian components, taking into account the Security Council’s expectation that the Government of Liberia will be fully responsible for security as of 30 June 2016.”He added that it would be important for UNMIL to retain the capacity to provide support for some months after the conclusion of the security transition to test the capability of Liberian security personnel to protect civilians and respond to security incidents, in order to mitigate any risk of reversal.The Under-Secretary-General also drew the Council’s attention to the deployment on Monday of Farid Zarif, the Secretary-General’s new Special Representative for Liberia. He is succeeding Karin Landgren, who completed her assignment last July. read more

October 2-8 marks Mental Illness Awareness Week, an annual national public education campaign designed to help spread awareness and reduce stigma to the reality of mental illness. Established by the Canadian Psychiatric Association in 1992, it is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health in cooperation with its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada.As part of MIAW’s goal of raising awareness of mental illness, this is the first of three articles submitted by Brock University Human Resources focusing on resources available to Brock staff and faculty through their benefits, as well as resources and supports in the broader Niagara community.AnxietyAnxiety is a normal reaction that many people experience. It is very common to feel nervous or uptight before an exam or to have butterflies in the stomach before going on a first date. An anxiety disorder, however, is diagnosed when various symptoms of anxiety people experience create significant distress and some degree of functional impairment in their daily living. The Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada says a person with an anxiety disorder may find it difficult to function in areas of life such as social interactions, family relationships, work or school.The following links will provide you with more information on understanding Anxiety and the valuable resources and supports available in the Niagara community.Healthy Minds CanadaAnxiety CanadaAnxiety Disorders OntarioCMHA NiagaraNiagara Anxiety Support GroupFor additional resources or to contact Health Management & Wellness, please visit them on Sharepoint. read more

first_imgA mass rape victim and her son in the town of Fizi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. Her identity has been concealed for security reasons and because rape carries strong social stigma. She was among nearly fifty women who were raped during a campaign by Congolese soldiers that took place on the night of January 1st 2011. Mass rape has long been used as a weapon of war in eastern DRC. (AP Photo/Pete Muller)IRELAND HAS ANNOUNCED €3.8 million in funding for UN agencies and NGOs to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo.Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello said the funding will provide emergency food, water, healthcare and protection to millions of people affected by the conflict – which has already killed millions of men, women and children.Costello highlighted the scale of the of the brutal conflict, describing it as one of “the world’s deadliest since the Second World War”. Since 1998, seven million people have died in DR Congo as a result of the conflict.The war has also seen the forced recruitment of children into armed groups continue in large areas of the eastern Congo.“The latest bout of fighting between the M23 rebel group and the Congolese army has increased the pressure on an extremely vulnerable population,” Costello said today. “The UN estimates that about 2.7 million people in DRC have been forced to flee their homes.‘Blighted by one of the highest levels of sexual violence in the world’The minister also noted the appalling levels of sexual violence endemic in the country. “On International Women’s Day it is important to highlight that DRC is blighted by one of the highest levels of sexual violence in the world. This is one of the worst places in the globe to be born a woman,” he said.Costello today allocated €2 million to a UN-managed fund that will enable aid organisations to reach nearly four million people with food, water, shelter, healthcare and education over the course of this year. The remaining €1.8 million will be provided to NGO partners Christian Aid (€450,000), Concern (€450,000), Trócaire (€300,000) and Oxfam (€580,000) to assist them in providing emergency food, water, health and protection to the most vulnerable people.Costello noted progress in efforts to find a solution to the crisis and welcomed the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement for the DRC and the Region signed in Ethiopia last month – an agreement reached by the Government of the DRC and 10 neighbouring and regional countries.However, he said more work was still to be done.“Over the course of our EU Presidency, Ireland will shine a light on the terrible abuses taking place in DRC and the enormous needs of the people, who have endured unimaginable suffering and loss of life for many years. We will continue to advocate for all those vulnerable populations caught up in long-running conflicts, which are too often forgotten.”Read: 11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UNlast_img read more

first_img WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Facebook Kurt Angle’s wife Giovanna announces on social media they have adopted a son Pinterest WhatsApp Updated RAW Preview: Clash of Champions contract signing, new Firefly Funhouse segmentcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Kurt Angle addresses RAW Tag Team TitlesWWE has posted an interview with RAW General Manager Kurt Angle where he clears up the ending of last week’s show where Braun Strowman won a No. 1 Contendership match to earn a shot at the RAW Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania 34.Angle stated that Strowman will still be allowed to challenge for the championships at WrestleMania, but can only do so if he finds a partner.You can check out the video below.Edge and Christian to induct The Dudley’sDuring an appearance on “Busted Open” on SiriusXM, Bully Ray (Bubba Ray Dudley) was joined by WWE Hall of Famer Adam “Edge” Copeland and asked if he would help induct The Dudley Boyz into the Hall of Fame in three weeks along with Christian.You can check out the clip below.EXCLUSIVE: @EdgeRatedR & @Christian4Peeps will induct @bullyray5150 & @TestifyDVon into the #WWEHOF …will we see the third team from #TLC join them on stage? @MATTHARDYBRAND @JEFFHARDYBRAND #WrestleMania #WrestleMania34 #RAW #SDLive pic.twitter.com/Hxj8Tb55Mi— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) March 19, 2018last_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR An initiative led by a local conservation group to protect land surrounding Fort Drum from development would receive $1 million under New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) 2016-2017 budget proposal.The Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, in partnership with Fort Drum and Ducks Unlimited, acquires the development rights to properties outside the post in an effort to prevent new projects that could interfere with Army training. The deals usually allow property owners to continue agricultural activities on their land, reported the Watertown Daily News.The proposed funding in the governor’s budget would represent a drop from Cuomo’s $1.5 million request last year, which the state Senate increased to $2.0 million. The state contributed $1 million to the local buffer program in 2014.To date, the effort has spent about $9 million to purchase the development rights of 23 properties, covering about 6,500 acres.“We have a lot of places to use the money,” said Linda Garrett, executive director of the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust.There are two projects the trust hopes to close by June, with 18 others, representing about 3,500 acres of land, also under review, Garrett told the paper. “We’ve got a lot of people waiting,” she said.last_img read more

first_img Tags 0 There’s only one Blockbuster left now. Scott Olson / Getty Images As Captain Marvel inspires Blockbuster nostalgia in movie theaters worldwide, there’s only one left in the real world.The Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, became the only branch on Earth after last Australian store had its final day of rentals on Wednesday, according to the Australian Associated Press.The store in Morley, western Australia, will keep its doors open until the end of March as it sells stock like DVDs, Blu-rays and store signs — so locals can grab a piece of movie rental history. Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Post a commentcenter_img Blockbuster stores meet their end The Bend store became the sole remaining branch in America last summer, and manager Sandi Harding told CNN she was excited to be the last in the world, but noted that “we all have a kinship with the other Blockbusters” and expressed her condolences for those in Australia.Blockbuster saw its peak back in 2004, when it had 60,000 employees and 9,000 stores worldwide, the International Business Times reported. Its market value was $5 billion and revenues were $5.9 billion then.Things changed in 2010 as it filed for bankruptcy. Three years later, parent company Dish announced plans shut down all remaining company-owned Blockbuster stores in the US by January 2014 due to increased competition from streaming services, but some locations (well, just one now) held out as franchises. 2:50 TV and Movies Culturelast_img read more

first_imgSix lawmakers have been named to a subcommittee reviewing sexual and other workplace harassment in the Alaska Legislature.The House members are:Anchorage Democrat Matt ClamanAnchorage Republican Charisse MillettKodiak Republican Louise StutesThe senators are:Anchorage Republican Cathy GiesselEagle River Republican Anna MacKinnonSoldotna Republican Peter MiccicheThe subcommittee has been asked to provide recommendations to the Legislative Council before the start of the legislative session in January. It hasn’t announced its first meeting.last_img read more

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Doctors at Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam performed Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgery for 69-year-old cardiac patient on Tuesday successfully. “We did our first balloon expandable TAVR in the city. We are glad to share that this valve system is totally designed and manufactured in India, ” the doctors said. “Our patient, a 69 year old male presented with shortness of breath mostly increasing after dinner forcing him to sit. He is hypertensive, hyperlipidaemic, and undergone bypass surgery in 2000 with two arterial grafts LIMA and RIMA, two venous grafts to D1 and OM. He had also undergone angioplasty to vein graft to D1 in 2011 and vein graft to OM in 2016,” they added. Also Read – Producing films, serials my ambition, says Nani Advertise With Us Here at Apollo Hospitals, Health City, Visakhapatnam; we not only have the skilled human resources in CathLab to handle such highly technical procedure but also infrastructure and aseptic environment, where procedure can be done successfully with best outcomes. Dr. Nanda Kishore Panigrahi, Senior Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals and Dr. Sami, Units Head, Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam explained the details of the surgery.last_img read more

first_imgFrenchman Ziyed Ben Belgacem, who was shot dead by a soldier Saturday at Paris’s Orly airport, was ready “to die for Allah” and had vowed to slay others.The 39-year-old Paris-born Frenchman was killed as he attacked a soldier, grappling with her and trying to steal her assault weapon, ending an hours-long spree of violence.Ben Belgacem had a string of criminal convictions and showed signs of Islamic radicalisation.Paris prosecutor Francois Molins described him as “an extremely violent individual” harbouring terrorist instincts and his neighbours said he was a “devil” with a “scary face”.His rap sheet paints a picture of a seasoned criminal, well-used to courts and spells behind bars. He had nine entries on his record, from violence to receiving stolen goods. In 2001, he was sentenced to five years in prison for armed robbery.This was not his last stint in prison. In 2009, he was handed successive sentences of three and five years for drug trafficking.– ‘A scary face’ –While he was in prison, officials noticed “signs of radicalisation”, according to prosecutor Molins, and he was known to police but not considered a serious threat. His house was searched, with no result.The attacker lived on the sixth floor of a building in the northeastern Paris suburb of Garges-les-Gonesse, in the multi-ethnic Seine-Saint-Denis area. Neighbours described him to AFP as a withdrawn, serious man who nobody really knew. He seemed lonely, they said.No one had any idea of his spells in prison, although since his most recent release from jail in September, he had been under judicial monitoring.”The last time I saw him was three days ago. He had a determined air, as if he wanted to fight with his family or colleagues,” said one neighbour Hamid.”Sometimes, we’d meet in the elevator, that’s all. He always wore sports clothes. He has a scary face, a real devil,” said Hatice, another neighbour.At this stage, there is no indication Ben Belgacem had made trips overseas, according to the Paris prosecutor, unlike many other radicalised Islamists.Officers found several grams of cocaine in the apartment, and he was a regular at an Italian-Cuban bar in the south of Paris, which was known for its rowdy nights, a local said.It was to this venue he headed immediately after drawing a gun and firing at officers earlier Saturday, slightly injuring one in the head. He then burst into the bar, threatened customers and fired again without injuring anyone.Telling his relatives by phone that he had been up to some “mischief”, he then drove towards what prosecutors described as the “crescendo” of his destructiveness, stealing a car and heading towards the airport, with a can of petrol and a Koran in his bag.last_img read more

first_imgA Sudanese protester holds a monkey, that represents former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, in a cage wrapped by ropes he demands capital punishment for him, during a demonstration in front of the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan, on 19 April 2019. Photo: ReutersHundreds of thousands of protesters massed around a sit-in outside Sudan’s Defence Ministry on Friday to demand that the military council that ousted former president Omar al-Bashir last week hand over power to civilians.The crowds, which late on Thursday had grown to their largest this week as protesters tried to increase pressure on the transitional council, swelled once more on Friday evening.Protesters waved the Sudanese flag and chanted “freedom, peace and justice”. Children sitting on a bridge nearby banged with stones on the metal pillars to the rhythm of the chants.Some sang “The strong man walks on fire”, a military song usually used to motivate troops. Giant screens showed pictures of soldiers.Mid and lower-ranking soldiers have won respect from protesters after protecting the sit-in from intelligence forces and riot police in the days before Bashir was toppled.But the demonstrators distrust the commanders who took over from Bashir on 11 April, forcing the first head of the military council to step down after just a day.”The council are old men. We support young soldiers,” said Nile Khader, an exhausted 20-year-old student protester being carried away on a stretcher.Groups opposed to the military council will present a list of mostly technocratic candidates for a civilian-led transitional council on Sunday, a top opposition leader told Reuters.The leader, who declined to be named, said the proposed council would be mostly civilian with some military participation.The Sudanese Professionals’ Association (SPA), which has led the protests, said the proposal envisaged a presidential council, a civilian council of ministers and legislative council.It said women would make up at least 40 per cent of the legislative council, which would also take into account Sudan’s “ethnic, religious and cultural diversity”.The transitional military council has said it is ready to meet some of the protesters’ demands, including fighting corruption, but has indicated it would not hand over power to protest leaders.”We Will Stay””If we don’t stay it will be as if we hadn’t done anything. We will stay until we oust the military council,” said 26-year-old protester Rania Ahmed.Activists hold other parts of Sudan’s security apparatus, including the intelligence and paramilitary forces, responsible for the deaths of dozens of demonstrators during more than three months of protests before Bashir’s ouster.Not far from the bridge, 10 effigies dressed in security forces uniform and helmets were hanging from a metal pillar, symbolising protesters’ animosity towards them.Protesters march as they carry portraits of a man who they claim was killed by an order given by former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, in front of the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan, on 19 April 2019. Photo: Reuters”I look at this every day and it brings me great happiness,” said Mostafa Abuel Qassem, a 29-year-old photographer.”This is the pride of the revolution,” he added.The sit-in that began on 6 April outside the Defence Ministry was the culmination of 16 weeks of protests triggered by an economic crisis, leading to Bashir being ousted and arrested after three decades in power.Protesters formed checkpoints at the entrances of the sit-in, wearing yellow vests and body-searching people coming in for weapons to make sure the protest remains peaceful.Hundreds performed Friday prayers in the sit-in, while hundreds more marched to the area after praying in mosques nearby.The SPA has called for sweeping change to end a violent crackdown on dissent, purge corruption and cronyism and ease an economic crisis that worsened during Bashir’s last years in power.The military council has said a transitional period of up to two years will be followed by elections and that it is ready to work with anti-Bashir activists and opposition groups to form an interim civilian government.Sudanese have been struggling with sharp price rises and shortages of cash and basic products. Many analysts blame the country’s economic troubles on mismanagement, corruption and the impact of US sanctions, as well as loss of oil revenue when South Sudan seceded in 2011.last_img read more

first_img Popular on Variety Top Australian film and TV creator, Tony Ayres, “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman and Christian White have set up “Clickbait,” a new thriller series for Netflix. It probes probing the dangers of social media and the widening gulf between people’s real and virtual selves.The show is to be produced in Melbourne, Australia through NBC Universal-owned Matchbox Pictures and Tony Ayres Productions, together with Heyday Television.Ayres (producer of “The Slap” and director of (“Cut Snake,” and “The Home Song Stories”) will serve as creator, showrunner, and executive producer, while White will serve as co-creator, co-producer, and writer. Brad Anderson (“The Sinner”) will serve as lead director of the 8-part series.Heyman, whose filmography also includes “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood,” and “Gravity,” will serve as a NWEP through his U.K.-based production company, Heyday Television. The company’s Tom Winchester (“The Capture”) will also serve as executive producer. The series is the first for Netflix to be produced in Victoria state and will shoot at Melbourne’s Docklands Studios. It attracted significant local financing, earning subsidy from both the Australian federal government’s Location Incentive program and the Victorian state government through the Film Victoria Production Incentive Attraction Fund.“Securing this production will bring more than A$36 million (US$24.3 million) of new international investment to our shores, engage around 540 cast, crew and extras, and use the services of around 290 local businesses,” said Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.Ayres called the show “a passion project” and said he hoped it will have real global reach and impact.” “We are equally delighted to produce this U.S. show in Melbourne. It’s an opportunity to showcase the international level of Australian talent both behind and in front of the camera,” Ayres said.Matchbox has produced more than 45 titles, working with every network in Australia as well as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and the BBC. Its past credits include adult dramas “Glitch,” “Safe Harbour,” “Seven Types Of Ambiguity,” “Secret City,” “Wanted” and “The Slap.” Its children’s dramas include “Nowhere Boys” and “Mustangs FC.” It is currently working with Ayres, and with Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton’s Dirty Films on “Stateless,” for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell Related What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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first_img July 22, 2014 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes broke ground on a new 50,000-square-foot facility in Beloit, Wis. When completed in late 2014, the facility will house the company’s headquarters and activities related to the production of the medical radioisotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99).Mo-99 is the parent isotope of technetium-99m (Tc-99m), the most widely used radioisotope in medical diagnostic imaging. Currently, nearly all Mo-99 is generated using highly enriched uranium (HEU) at aging facilities located outside of the United States, leading to product shortages and creating safety and national security concerns.NorthStar is pursuing two non-uranium- and non-fission-based production processes that would help establish the first domestic source of Mo-99 since 1990. Both processes generate only a benign waste stream.The new facility is phase one in the planned development of a 32-acre corporate campus for NorthStar. It will support the company’s work at the University of Missouri Research Reactor in Columbia, Mo., where NorthStar is developing a neutron capture process to generate Mo-99.The facility will provide ancillary processes, packaging and products, including final assembly and testing of the proprietary RadioGenix intelligent isotope separation system. NorthStar will also move its company headquarters, currently located in Madison, Wis., to the facility.“This groundbreaking is an exciting milestone for NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes and an important step toward achieving the goal of establishing a reliable and commercially viable domestic source of Mo-99,” said NorthStar President and CEO George P. Messina.Phase two of the campus development project would see the building expanded; the site could accommodate a building as large as 110,000 square feet. Phase three would include construction of a linear accelerator facility for use in the second Mo-99-generation process that NorthStar is developing. A third building also could be constructed on the site in the future as the company continues to expand.For more information: www.northstarnm.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. 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