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  • Elder Paper nearly trashed million dollars

    first_img(preceding photo: Michele Paper, 97, on the right, stands next to elder Tom Eagle in 2005)APTN National NewsDene elder Michel Paper, 97, nearly tossed $1 million into the trash.The elder from Dettah, NT, is now planning to buy a new house for his family, throw a feast and leave the rest of his winnings to his son and grandchildren.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has this story.last_img

  • Alberta government plans to invest 1 billion on bitumen upgrading projects

    first_imgThe goal is to have Alberta’s thick bitumen upgraded in the province so that more of it can flow through pipelines, leading to an increase in volume and sales.It’s expected to free up 30 percent of pipeline capacity at a time when bottlenecks are causing Alberta crude to sell at a steep discount on the North American market.The decision follows a recommendation from the government’s energy diversification advisory committee. EDMONTON, A.B. — Alberta is investing $1 billion in oilsands bitumen upgrading to get a bigger bang for the buck on its oil.Premier Rachel Notley says the money will be used for loan guarantees and grants to attract anywhere from two to five partial oil upgrading facilities – resulting in $5 billion of private investment.The project will begin in 2019 and last for eight years.last_img read more

  • Death Toll from Syria Bus Blast Climbs to 112

    Toronto – The death toll from Saturday’s suicide bombing of an evacuation bus convoy in Syria now stands at 112 and observers on the ground are predicting it could climb higher before the final number is known.The Syrian Observatory for Human rights is reporting that the dead include 98 civilians plus aid workers and rebel soldiers. Children are also among the victims.According to the BBC’s Middle east reporter, Lina Sinjab, a vehicle loaded with food supplies for the evacuees approached the convoy on Saturday in Rashidin. It began handing out potato chips, which attracted a large number of children. Then, at approximately 15:30, local time, it exploded. It’s not clear, according to Sinjab, precisely who is responsible for the blast, although there is speculation regarding just how the vehicle was able to get so close to the convoy without having had government permission.At the moment, no one is taking responsibility but the government is blaming the rebels. With so many of their own supporters among the evacuees, however, it seems unlikely that rebels would have seen such a move to be in their best interest, and there is no evidence to support the government’s claim.According to the same source, in his Easter Sunday address, Pope Francis condemned the attack, calling it “an ignoble attack on fleeing refugees.”He offered up a prayer for Syria: “May (God) in a particular way sustain the efforts of those who are actively working to bring healing and comfort to the civilian population of Syria, the beloved and martyred Syria, who are victims of a war that does not cease to sow horror and death.”The evacuation of 30,000 Syrian civilians is part of the “Four Towns” deal brokered to alleviate the suffering of those caught in Syria’s besieged towns. The convoy had been waiting since Friday evening to begin moving when talks once again stalled. As a result of Saturday’s carnage against the innocent, both sides appear amenable to talking once again. read more

  • How the major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

    Stocks gave up an early gain to finish with modest losses Wednesday as investors continued weighing a steady flow of corporate earnings.Energy and communications companies took some of the biggest losses as a three day rally in the price of U.S. crude oil ended. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower, as investors shifted money into low-risk assets.On Wednesday:The S&P 500 index fell 6.43 points, or 0.2%, to 2,927.25.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 59.34 points, or 0.2%, to 26,597.05.The Nasdaq composite lost 18.81 points, or 0.2%, to 8,102.01.The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks picked up 3.04 points, or 0.2%, to 1,588.13.For the week:The S&P 500 is up 22.22 points, or 0.8%.The Dow is up 37.51 points, or 0.1%.The Nasdaq is up 103.95 points, or 1.3%.The Russell 2000 is up 22.38 points, or 1.4%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 420.40 points, or 16.8%.The Dow is up 3,269.59 points, or 14%.The Nasdaq is up 1,466.74 points, or 22.1%.The Russell 2000 is up 239.57 points, or 17.8%.The Associated Press read more

  • Medical trends revealed in latest UN health statistics compilation

    The rising deaths caused by non-communicable diseases and the vast inequality in health resources between developed and developing countries are two of the trends spotlighted in an annual statistical compilation released today by the United Nations. The World Health Organization (WHO) report represents the most complete set of health statistics available, for a set of 50 health indicators from the agency’s 193 Member States, with the new edition also highlighting trends in 10 of the most closely watched global health figure. According to the publication, World Health Statistics 2007, the ageing of the global population will result in significant increases in the total number of deaths caused by most non-communicable diseases, particularly cancer, over the next 30 years. In regard to the distribution of health resources, the volume points out that there is a 20/90 syndrome in which 30 developed countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) make up less than 20 per cent of the world’s population but spend 90 per cent of available health funding. Other trends monitored by the publication include projections of mortality for the year 2030, aspects of maternal mortality, rates of growth stunting due to malnutrition, the extent to which people can access treatment, the major risk factors for ill-health, and health outcomes in the context of demographic factors in individual countries. In her speech introducing the report to current World Health Assembly, the annual policy-making meeting of WHO, Director-General Margaret Chan, focused on the need for accurate evidence and up-to-date statistics as the basis for policy decisions. “Reliable health data and statistics are the foundation of health policies, strategies, and evaluation and monitoring,” Dr. Chan told the gathering in Geneva. “Evidence is also the foundation for sound health information for the general public.” 18 May 2007The rising deaths caused by non-communicable diseases and the vast inequality in health resources between developed and developing countries are two of the trends spotlighted in an annual statistical compilation released today by the United Nations. read more

  • Trial of Bosnian Serb accused of genocide transferred from UN tribunal

    11 June 2007The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia announced today that it is transferring the case of a Bosnian Serb ex-soldier facing genocide charges over his role in the notorious massacre of Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995. The trial of Milorad Trbić, a former security officer of the Zvornik Brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army, will now take place within the war crimes section of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s court system, according to a news release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).Mr. Trbić has been charged with genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, extermination, murder, persecutions and forcible transfer committed against the civilians of the Srebrenica area between July and November 1995.The indictment alleges that Mr. Trbić entered an agreement with several other Bosnian Serb military leaders, including Gen. Ratko Mladić, to kill the able-bodied Muslim men who were captured or surrendered after the town of Srebrenica, supposed to be a UN-protected area, fell to the Bosnian Serbs on 11 July.Mr. Trbić and others are accused of also plotting to remove the remaining Muslim population of Srebrenica and Žepa from Republika Srpska with the intent to destroy that population.At least 7,000 men and boys were killed when the Srebrenica enclave was overrun and thousands of women and children were deported to other areas.The indictment states that Mr. Trbić participated with other Bosnian Serb army personnel in an organized effort to conceal the killings and executions of those men and boys by exhuming bodies from initial mass graves and reburying them in secondary graves.The ICTY which sits at The Hague, has so far transferred 10 accused to Bosnia and Herzegovina for trial, as well as two accused to Croatia and one to Serbia.The transfers of cases involving low or intermediate-level accused to courts in the countries of the former Yugoslavia are part of the Tribunal’s completion strategy, designed to allow it to concentrate its resources upon the most serious cases.The ICTY has indicted 161 persons and completed proceedings in the cases of 108 accused since it held its first hearing in November 1994. Under the completion strategy, the Tribunal is scheduled to finish its work by the end of 2010. read more

  • TSX US markets jump on new eurozone rescue plan

    TORONTO — The TSX saw a big triple digit bounce just after the open Friday as commodity prices rose and European leaders appeared to have made some serious progress on solving their persistent debt crisis.The S&P/TSX Composite index moved ahead 170.57 points to 11,595.27.The Canadian dollar jumped 1.24¢ to US98.06¢ as investor sentiment improved.Markets had grown increasingly doubtful about the ability or willingness of the European Union to take action that would avert a broadening crisis. But leaders in Brussels on Friday revealed a new plan to send EU bailout funds directly to struggling banks and to ease austerity measures on the most debt-troubled countries.The August crude contract moved up US$3.61 to US$81.60 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.The August gold contract gained US$43.90 to US$1,594.30 an ounce, while the July copper contract moved up US12¢ to US$3.45 a pound.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones added 182.77 points to 12,785.88 and the S&P 500 was up 20.84 points to 1,349.88, while the Nasdaq gained 50.6 points to 2,900.09.The Canadian Press read more

  • Regulatory reforms of homesharing services may penalize casual users Airbnb says

    VANCOUVER — As Canadian cities continue to wage a regulatory crack down on online home-rental platforms, Airbnb maintains it’s open to regulation provided new rules don’t penalize casual users and recognize not every host runs a full-fledged business.Vancouver and Toronto are both weighing imposing a number of restrictions on users, while Quebec, the first province to regulate the industry, may revamp its law in the near future.“There are still a lot of misperceptions about what homesharing is all about,” said Alex Dagg, Airbnb’s director of Canadian public policy, warning about unintended consequences from rushed regulations.“That’s the concern — that you come up with something that you think makes sense. And without understanding really what your community is looking like and how they’re using the platform and how they’re benefiting from it, you can really design something that isn’t helpful.”Many homeowners or tenants use the platform to rent out a portion of or their entire home to earn some extra cash. Airbnb’s critics include the hotel industry that says hosts face less stringent regulations and don’t have to pay the same taxes, as well as those saying it has created additional housing problems in cities with low vacancy rates and high home ownership costs.Dagg is in Vancouver to argue the American company’s case in front of a city council holding public hearings into a proposed home-sharing bylaw. If approved, it would take effect in April and require hosts to have a licence that costs $49 each year and to only rent out their primary residence.The city argues limiting short-term rentals to primary residences will protect existing long-term rental housing and potentially add new units to a heated rental market.In Oct. 2016, metro Vancouver’s vacancy rate was 0.7 per cent, according to the CMHC’s most recent figures. Meanwhile, the benchmark price for a property in the Vancouver area was $1,037,300 in September, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.Dagg wants the city to consider allowing Airbnb rentals in some circumstances where a person’s primary residence is outside Vancouver. For example, if someone has a primary residence on Vancouver Island where they live on weekends but owns an apartment in Vancouver for work during the week, she said they should be allowed to continue renting that space on Saturdays and Sundays.“It’s complicated,” she said, and the system requires carefully thought out regulations.In Quebec, the provincial government has imposed numerous restrictions and Dagg said the company understands the provincial tourism minister will make some amendments this fall.“It’s really designed in a way for much more professional operators,” said Dagg, while not reflecting a large, casual homesharing community. The law requires anyone renting a property via Airbnb and other online platforms for no more than 31 consecutive days to hold a permit and pay a hotel tax.Toronto, another market grappling with high rents and housing prices, recently wrapped public consultations on its proposed home-sharing regulations.The city wants to allow people to rent their principal residence for no more than 28 consecutive days. It will also require hosts to register with Toronto at a cost of $40 to $150 annually. In November, the city will hold committee meetings to vote on the regulations and, if passed, the regulations will head to council in early December.On Wednesday, Airbnb announced an arrangement with Neptune Waterpark Condos in Toronto that will allow residents to rent their primary residence in the building using Airbnb and receive a portion of the profit. It’s the first building in Canada to join the company’s so-called friendly buildings program, which had only operated in the States up to now.The system could help ease some condo boards’ concerns about security if units are rented to travellers as it gives management access to a guest registry. Dagg said there’s “no reason” a similar set-up couldn’t work in Vancouver.But she believes it’s too early to say whether Vancouver will side with the home-sharing industry and its proponents, or stick to its proposed bylaw. The public hearing is scheduled to continue Thursday.Regardless, she said, it’s important to keep monitoring regulations once they’re in place.“We’ll obviously continue to work with the city.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. read more

  • US and Sri Lanka discuss defense ties

    The United States and Sri Lanka have had talks on the defense relations between both countries.The discussion took place at a meeting between the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz and State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene. The Defence Ministry said that State Minister Wijewardene and the US Ambassador had cordial discussions on matters of bilateral importance and mutual relevance during the meeting. (Colombo Gazette)

  • New members – September 2017

    Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership. New members – September 2017.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

  • Manolo Cadenas Our next goal is to become European champions

    Manolo CadenasSpain handball Spain showed huge ambitions at Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark by entering the semi-final stage. Team of Manolo Cadenas is ready for a big battle with France in Herning on Friday – 18.30 hrs. Spanish coach believes that his team is ready to fight for the first European gold in “Boxen” on Sunday:– So far we have achieved the first two goals , the first was to save the first phase points, the second was to be in semi-finals and now we go for the third – he said and added: .– It is key that our defense is ready to help in every situation, because if we play like them more individually, France is more equipped for that game , have players that are individually able to overcome any opponent – said Cadenas.” It will be very important not to go to physical contact , move the ball quickly , make changes in direction , many movements of players exploit the tactic, because if we go to the one on one we are going to make many mistakes and here comes the threat of passive play , and then you have to play what comes out – concluded Cadenas.source: marca.com ← Previous Story BATTLE FOR QATAR 2015: Draw in Herning during Final day! Next Story → ROMANIA STRIKES AGAIN: Camilla Herrem to HCM Baia Mare! read more

  • Man Attempts to Recreate Frogger Gets Hit by SUV

    first_imgTry as I might, I can’t really come up with a video game I’d recommend emulating in real life–for whatever reason, there aren’t too many titles based around cleaning your room or eating all of your vegetables. Whenever someone gets it in their head to reenact a game, it’s nearly invariably a terrible idea.Take, for example, the recent story of a 23-year-old South Carolina man, who decided it would be a good idea to translate Frogger into the real world, ala Seinfeld. The man is in stable condition after attempting the feat, running across the street after his friends shouted “Go,” only to be struck by a Lexus SUV. According to the local chief of police, the similarity to the popular Atari game isn’t coincidental. The man and his friends were really attempting to act out the game. His name has not yet been released.last_img read more

  • Intel confirms Windows 8 on ARM wont be backwards compatible

    first_imgFor some it may be an obvious thing to state, but Windows 8 on ARM will be a completely blank canvas with no compatibility mode for any software running on previous x86 versions of Windows. If a developer wants an older app to run on Windows 8 ARM, they need to develop a new version specifically for the platform.Windows 8 on x86 hardware, known as Windows 8 traditional inside Intel, will run Windows 7 and previous version’s apps, but it will be as part of a Windows 7 compatibility mode.The confirmation comes not from Microsoft, but from Intel, who work closely with Microsoft for each new release of the Windows operating system to ensure compatibility. The chip giant also sees its position on Windows 8 as being very strong due to the backwards compatibility offered across its processor range. That is something it believes Windows 8 on ARM cannot offer.The facts are clear for the release of Windows 8, though. If you intend on running Microsoft’s latest operating system on the ARM platform don’t expect the apps from Windows 7 or Windows XP to be available to you. Unless a developer supports the Win 8 ARM platform you will need to find an alternative.Read more at The RegisterMatthew’s OpinionWhile I was expecting this to be the case, I did wonder if Microsoft would attempt to include some sort of emulation for apps on the ARM version. But that would probably not work from a performance point of view, and supporting such a feature would be a headache.With that in mind, you can see how Intel don’t see this move as a major threat at the moment. Windows 8 traditional will have app support across many devices, including the newly announced Atom roadmap taking us to 2014 and a 14nm processor.But the move to ARM for Windows 8 is only the beginning. Microsoft will support the platform going forward and developer support will grow. Not long after launch we will be able to start doing direct comparisons of the OS and its apps running on both platforms. Then we’ll be able to see who really does win in the performance and battery life stakes.last_img read more

  • Death of drama or birth of an industry conference

    first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA), as part of the University of Sydney, will be hosting a two-day conference on Greek theatre in the fourth century BC. The conference, titled ‘Death of Drama or Birth of an Industry? The Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BC’ will feature various guest lecturers, historians and archaeologists from all over Australia and the world. A highlight of this conference will be Greek archaeologist Dr Christina Papastamati von Moock of the Greek Ministry of Culture who will be talking about the theatre and sanctuary of Dionysos on the south slope of the Athenian Acropolis. Professor Peter Wilson, William Ritchie Professor of Classics, University of Sydney, told Neos Kosmos that this conference has been on the cards for a long time and has finally come to fruition.“The University of Sydney has had for a very long time, a very strong concentration on research expertise on the history of Greek theatre, going back a number of generations. “At the moment, myself and a number of colleagues of mine are running a project into the early history of the theatre, in particular the spread of the theatre from Athens out into the wider Greek and beyond the Greek world. So the very earliest phases of the incredible expansion of the Greek theatre as a cultural phenomenon from the fifth and fourth century on. “So this conference really grew out of a strong perceived need to look at that first big phase, which is after the great classical period of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripedes, the century immediately following them, which is really when the theatre took off as an institution. It’s interesting that most people switch off in the history of the Greek theatre at the end of the fifth century when all the famous names of poets have gone, but as a part of the wider Greek world, and as an industry, it really explodes at that point and there are hundreds of theatres all around the Greek world starting to be built in the fourth century. So we focus on the fourth century for that academic reason and we just brought together a whole series of experts from around the world looking at the various sub-categories of evidence and issues arising out of that.” The conference also features international guest lecturers such as: Hans Rupprecht Goette, Deutsches Archaologisches Institut, Berlin who will present the talk ‘Archaeology of the Rural Dionysia’; Professor Brigette Le Guen, University of Paris 8, who will present the talk ‘Theatre and Politics at Alexander’s Travelling Royal Court’; and Robert Pitt, Assistant Director, The British School at Athens, who will present the talk ‘Theatres and the Ancient Construction Industry’. The conference will take place on Tuesday 19 July until Wednesday 20 July at the University of Sydney, Level 4, Madsen Building, F09.last_img read more

  • Applications for Greece Summer Camps

    first_imgThe General Consulate of Greece in Melbourne is inviting teachers and parents of children of Greek origin from Victoria and Tasmania, between 9-13 years old, to participate in the 2014 summer camps in Greece, organised specifically for children of the Greek diaspora.A group of nine children from Victoria and Tasmania will be selected, based on the criteria that one of the parents is of Greek origin, the applicant is 9-13 years old, and that parents are not employees of the Greek State abroad.Alongside their application forms and other required documents, the applicants can also include a certificate that the child is attending Greek language lessons, a certificate by Greek Associations that the child participates in activities relevant to Greek culture or a reference for good or excellent grades in the Greek language.Children who are close to the age of 13 will be prioritised, as they won’t have the chance to participate in the future. The camps feature lessons of Greek language and history, excursions and visits to historical and archeological locations..This year, the participants from Australia will take part in the summer camp in Malesina, Fthiotida that takes place from 7 to 21 August.The deadline for Malesina summer camp applications is on Tuesday, 15 April.For further information, applicants from Victoria and Tasmania can visit the website of the Consulate General of Greece in Melbourne Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

  • La première usine marémotrice dAsie doit souvrir en Inde

    first_imgLa première usine marémotrice d’Asie doit s’ouvrir en IndeL’Inde a passé un accord avec une société britannique afin de mettre en place une usine marémotrice, la première d’Asie. Encore à l’état de projet, cette construction devrait coûter des centaines de millions de dollars.La semaine dernière, les autorités indiennes et le groupe Atlantis Resources Corporation ont passé un accord pour construire une usine marémotrice. Devant débuter cette année, la construction devrait avoir lieu dans le golfe de Kutch, zone sensible car la mer est divisée entre l’Inde et le Pakistan.Capable de produire 50 mégawatts au début, la future usine pourra pousser jusqu’à 250 mégawatts par la suite. Si l’Inde souhaite effectivement être le premier pays d’Asie à avoir mis en place un projet d’une telle envergure, l’usine devra voir le jour assez rapidement. Il lui faudra devancer la centrale électrique à propulsion marémotrice que la Corée du Sud devait terminer en 2009 mais qui a été retardée. La capacité de celle-ci est évaluée à 254 mégawatts et elle prend place sur le lac Sihwa.Pour l’heure, c’est en Bretagne que se trouve la plus grande usine marémotrice et grâce aux 240 mégawatts produits, elle assure 90% des demandes énergétiques de la région.Le 21 janvier 2011 à 14:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

  • 28 ans après la tragédie de Bhopal remue les JO de Londres

    first_img28 ans après, la tragédie de Bhopal remue les JO de LondresDow Chemical, un des sponsors officiels des Jeux Olympiques de Londres subit les frais d’un lourd passé à l’approche de l’événement. Après avoir racheté en 1999 la firme responsable de l’accident dramatique de l’usine de Bhopal en Inde, Dow Chemical doit faire face aux activistes qui exigent la rupture du sponsoring.Il y a 28 ans, dans la ville indienne de Bhopal une fuite de gaz toxique est survenue dans l’usine de pesticide Union Carbide. Qualifié par certains comme “la pire catastrophe de l’histoire industrielle”, l’accident a conduit à un bilan tragique. Selon les estimations, les contaminations auraient causé la mort d’une dizaine de milliers de personnes, tandis que la plupart des survivants présenteraient aujourd’hui un handicap permanent. “Même les jeunes générations nées après le désastre, de parents exposés à la contamination sont intoxiqués par les poisons d’Union Carbide et présentent des problèmes de croissance” indique Satinath Sarangi, activiste et administrateur d’une clinique locale interrogé par l’AFP.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Or, en 1999, le géant mondial des pesticides Dow Chemical a racheté Union Carbide qui était alors sommé de payer près de 500 millions de dollars de compensation aux victimes en échange de l’abandon des poursuites. Un rachat qui a beaucoup fait parler et qui est de nouveau au coeur d’un scandale aujourd’hui. En effet, Dow Chemical est l’un des sponsors des Jeux Olympiques qui se dérouleront cet été à Londres. Les activistes jugent ainsi inconcevable que le géant fournisse une participation financière aux JO alors que le site de la catastrophe n’est toujours pas décontaminé et est encore affecté par la présence de gaz souillant entre autres les nappes phréatiques.  “Le gouvernement doit protéger les intérêts du peuple de Bhopal et doit s’assurer que Dow Chemical nettoie les zones contaminées, il faut aussi que l’entreprise paye une amende pour les dégâts environnementaux”, s’indigne Satinath Sarangi. Afin de faire entendre leur colère, les militants ont organisé dernièrement une manifestation devant le stade olympique, un symbole car Dow Chemical a financé l’ensemble du revêtement extérieur.Le CIO quant à lui ne voit pas de raison pouvant remettre en cause le partenariat. “Nous sommes conscients de l’ampleur de la tragédie de Bhopal et nous compatissons avec les victimes, cependant Dow Chemical n’était pas propriétaire à l’époque, il n’était pas responsable de cette usine au moment de l’accident”, précise Denis Oswald président du comité. La réponse du gouvernement indien ne s’est pas faite attendre avouant sa “consternation” devant la décision du CIO.Le 11 mai 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • Weather Eye November will go into books as warm wet month

    first_img As the month comes to an end, we begin the winter season Thursday with the arrival of December. November will go into the record books as a warm, wet month. As of Monday the average mean temperature was 52.4 degrees, 5.5 degrees above average. That is enough to probably make it the warmest November on record.Rainfall in Vancouver didn’t let us down either with 6.65 inches in the bucket as of 4 p.m. Monday — 1.30 inches above average. One more low-pressure system will arrive later tonight into Wednesday and drops only a modest amount to the total. However, it will be enough to seal the wet stamp of approval for November.The next batch of significant rain slides in by the weekend with valley rain and mountain snows. Speaking of snow, the Cascade passes finally received a dump of snow. The expectation last week was for maybe a couple of feet, but the weather gods had other ideas. With our flow of air from the northwest, any moisture for a while will be white in the passes.I went for my annual jaunt to Sunriver for Thanksgiving, and driving was a breeze Wednesday and Sunday — only a few flurries with a dusting of white and bare pavement. That was good for holiday travelers.Looking ahead into the first full week of December, it appears we’ll have a major pattern change with a much cooler air mass and maybe not so wet. There is talk of snow in the lowlands next week thanks to many weather smartphone apps. It is still way too early to speculate on that. Our snowfall here near sea level is usually a late-night call. So stay tuned for that winter scenario.Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at read more

  • MarcAndre ter Stegen Barcelona are more than just Messi

    first_imgBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen says that the team are “more than just Lionel Messi” following another incredible performance by the Argentine on Tuesday nightMessi recorded his eighth Champions League hat-trick to help inspire Barcelona to a comfortable 4-0 thrashing of Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou.Speaking after Barcelona opened their 2018/19 European account with three points, Ter Stegen admitted that “Messi always turns up”.But the Germany international also feels that the entire Barca team should receive more respect for their own performance.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Lionel Messi always turns up for us, everyone knows his level and nobody can compare to him,” Ter Stegen told Marca.“But while Leo always is fantastic, there are ten other players in our team who helped us in this victory too, we are a team and not just one individual.”Barcelona will now return their focus to La Liga where they hope to make it five wins in as many games against Catalan rivals Girona on Sunday.last_img read more

  • Dainty joins The Kraft Heinz Company

    first_imgGemma Dainty has joined worldwide food organisation The Kraft Heinz Company as reward manager, UK and Ireland (interim).Previously, Dainty worked as senior benefits specialist Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Bloomberg LP, reward and benefits specialist at TalkTalk, and UK benefits manager at Vodafone.last_img