More human remains found at Toronto property linked to alleged serial killer

first_imgTORONTO – Investigators clung to the steep edge of a ravine on Thursday, some on their hands and knees, as they scraped through heaps of dirt and brush searching for more human remains near a home in mid-town Toronto where accused serial killer Bruce McArthur worked as a landscaper.Some remains were discovered at the property Wednesday afternoon, just hours after police resumed digging in the area for the first time in about five months, said Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga.“We have work to do … linking them to the McArthur investigation, but I think geographically, where the remains were found, we’re not going to have much of an issue doing that,” Idsinga told reporters near the site where the remains were found.Just a few metres away, about 20 police and forensic workers used spades and trowels to scoop compost found in the ravine into large plastic buckets, hauling it down the hill to sieve-like tables where a pair of anthropologists sifted through the detritus.Investigators have previously found the remains of seven men hidden in large planters at the home. Idsinga said the remains recovered Wednesday could be from one or more of those men.McArthur, 66, has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of eight men with ties to Toronto’s gay village. The remains of only one of those men — Majeed Kayhan — have yet to be found.McArthur is alleged to have killed Kayhan, Selim Esen, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Andrew Kinsman, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kanagaratnam.A handful of neighbours gathered in the parkette across from the property Thursday morning, watching police come and go.Song lyrics by U.S. band The Alternate Routes had been stencilled onto the home’s garage door.“We are one, we are how we treat each other when the day is done,” they read.Police have searched about 100 properties with links to McArthur’s landscaping business and cadaver dogs found few spots of interest but, after some “minor excavations,” nothing was found, he said.Several weeks ago, the dogs searched the ravine and found “multiple spots” of interest, Idsinga said.Some trees had to be cleared from the area and it took weeks to co-ordinate with the City of Toronto, which is responsible for the ravine, to “take environmental issues into consideration.”The search of the ravine is expected to continue for another week, Idsinga said.The remains have been sent to the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service for further examination, he added.The identification process could involved fingerprints, dental records or DNA analysis, he said, which would take “days, weeks or months.”News of more remains being found left one woman “gutted” as she continues the years-long search for her missing brother.Jonathan Riley left Meaford, Ont., to find short-term work in Toronto in 2013 and his family hasn’t heard from him since, his sister Judi Riley said.“When you have a missing person, there’s no closure, but you hang on to hope,” she said Thursday.“If he is a victim of McArthur…we don’t want closure in this way,” she said. “You’re suspended in disbelief because you don’t want this to be the ending for your sibling.”McArthur’s case is scheduled to return to court on July 23.— With a file from Olivia Bowden.last_img read more

eBay And Nate Berkus Partner For Charity

first_imgeBay has teamed up with famed interior designer and author Nate Berkus, to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring and encourage consumers to clear out, spring clean and sell on eBay.To inspire shoppers to rejuvenate and refresh to make room for the new, Berkus has spring cleaned his own home and will be hosting an exclusive auction to benefit The American Brain Tumor Association. Beginning on March 31, eBay will release close to 60 of his sought-after pieces. The auction will also include a video design chat in which the lucky enthusiast will get to ask Nate design questions, giving them access to his best advice to jump start their spring cleaning and home refresh this season.Discover hidden dollars in the homeOn average, the American consumer has thousands of dollars’ worth of goods sitting unused around the home. With a global community of 162 million active buyers, there is always an eBay shopper in search of the household items you no longer need from tech, to clothes to home decor and everything in between.“No one knows more about transforming the home than Nate Berkus. We’re excited to have him show consumers just how simple it is to spring clean and sell on the marketplace,” said Vincent Payen, head of consumer selling for eBay North America. “As people start de-cluttering their home, eBay offers simple and convenient ways to sell, whether it is listing yourself or letting eBay Valet, eBay’s professional selling service, do it for you in three simple steps.”Browse & bid for charityBeginning March 31 at 7pm EDT through April 10, shoppers can browse and bid on a range of decorative accessories, art, furniture and fashion items from Nate Berkus’ home. Coveted pieces will include Lanvin Parfums prints, Prada gloves, and rare antique textiles. The auction will also feature a video design chat, giving one lucky enthusiast the chance to receive home design and style advice from Berkus, just in time for the spring season. Through eBay for Charity, all sale proceeds will benefit The American Brain Tumor Association, an organization that advances the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by one.eBay for Charity makes it easy for buyers to shop with purpose. Sellers can choose from 35,000 charities, enabling them to donate a portion of their sales to various philanthropic causes. To shop Nate Berkus’ charity auction, visit www.ebay.com/nate-berkus.“As a designer, I’m constantly refreshing my space, and looking for new inspiration for myself and my clients,” said Berkus. “Whether you’re in the process of moving or looking for a design reset, I hope to inspire others to spring clean their homes and show them how easy it is to make extra money by selling what they no longer need, or use on eBay. Once you’ve cleared that space, you’ll be able to add in things that you really love. People can shop my personal auction page which has a wide selection of decorative accessories, art, furniture and fashion from my own home, and the best part, it’s all for a good cause.”last_img read more

Deutsche Bank United Rentals and Twitter surge

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:Deutsche Bank AG, up 70 cents to $9.03Bloomberg News reported that the German government might make it easier for the bank to combine with rival Commerzbank.Verizon Communications Inc., down $1.60 to $57.25The company said it will take a $4.6 billion charge to cover weak results from its Oath media business.United Rentals Inc., up $6.44 to $108.30The equipment rental company gave a strong 2019 forecast and said it will resume buying back its own stock.Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc., down $4.02 to $47.01The arcade and restaurant chain’s sales were weaker than analysts expected.Twitter Inc., up $1.80 to $36.25Technology and internet companies made some of the largest gains on the U.S. market Wednesday.Under Armour Inc., down $2.31 to $19.81The athletic gear retailer gave up some of its recent gains following its annual investor day.WEC Energy Group Inc., down $1.02 to $73.87Investors bought high-growth stocks, and utilities and other high-dividend stocks didn’t do as well as the rest of the market.Occidental Petroleum Corp., up 71 cents to $65.41Energy companies rallied along with crude oil prices.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Opinion One and done rule bad for college basketball programs fans

Kansas Freshman guard Andrew Wiggins dunks the ball during a game against Eastern Kentucky March 21 at the Scottrade Center. Kansas won, 80-69.Courtesy of MCTIt’s almost that time of year again, to say so long to college basketball season until next year … but wait, there’s a few things you won’t exactly be seeing next year. You won’t be seeing some of the country’s top players return for another season.Many, allowed by the “one and done” NBA draft rule, will enter their names into the 2014 NBA Draft. Players like forward Aaron Gordon of Arizona, guard Andrew Wiggins of Kansas, and forward Jabari Parker of Duke are likely to take their opportunity to abandon the arenas filled with young, hopeful-hearted and spirited university fans to strive toward a game where their wins and successes are no longer a form of mere satisfaction with praise from loyal fans but come in the form of dollar signs and endorsement deals.This rule requiring players to only attend school one year before entering the draft not only lets down fans, but also allows young athletes into the big leagues a few years before their time.While there are many requirements for a player to be eligible for the NBA draft, the specific rule being debated here is this “one and done” rule, implemented in 2006. This rule states that any basketball player — at least 19 years old — is eligible for the draft if he has allowed one year to lapse since his high school graduation. This was set forth to encourage high school basketball stars to not follow in the steps of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett and skip straight to the pros.Many NBA spokesmen have argued against these criteria. Those men only look at the game from a business standpoint and how that rule poses a threat of lost income to them, as the influx of young talent could help boost ticket and apparel sales by helping their teams improve. However, many others feel that requiring players to attend school for at least one year is not nearly enough.Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, suggested that players ought to stay in school for at least three years.I’m going to have to go with Cuban on this one.Speaking from a fan’s perspective, having players leave their beloved sports team after one year is not only upsetting but a let down. It completely discredits the phrase “we’ll get ‘em next year.” Not only will the team not ‘get ‘em next year’ when some of the best players leave and the team has to start back at square one every year to build team chemistry. Fans fall in love with these players. Children develop role models out of these athletes, but are broken-hearted when they can no longer sport the jersey of their favorite player because the player has moved on to bigger and better things.Speaking from a human-interest perspective, one year does not allow these athletes time to fully equip themselves for the real world. With having only one year of college under their belt, this won’t give these players anything to fall back on pending a career-ending injury. College is a self-exploration time that gives adolescents the freedom and time to truly discover who they are and learn life skills. These players won’t develop these characteristics when they skip ahead four years.Call me crazy or an NBA-hater, but imagine what the college ball game would look like if players were required to stay at least three or four years. There would no longer be fear that the best players would not return. These players would have more time to develop their skills, build team chemistry that would lead them to a possible national championship and would establish a stronger and supportive fan base. Not only would these players become better athletically but would be better prepared to handle the professional league and professional world.While Kansas is not as lucky, with many freshmen entering the draft, Ohio State fans are much more fortunate only losing one, likely two, players that stayed for more than one year, sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle and junior forward LaQuinton Ross. So while we are saddened to see Ross likely forgo his senior year eligibility, thanks for sticking with the Buckeyes for three years. An even bigger appreciation goes out to Aaron Craft for leading the Buckeyes for four solid years and for truly modeling, in my opinion, what college basketball should look like. read more

Metso to supply grinding equipment to Newcrest gold mine in Australia

first_imgMetso will supply two complete grinding mills and related equipment to Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley gold mine, near Orange in New South Wales, Australia. The value of these two orders is over EUR16 million, and the delivery will be completed by June 2010. The orders comprise two grinding mills. The first is a ball mill that will be the most powerful ball mill supplied into Australia. The second is a vertical stirred mill and it is the first of this size to be installed in the world. The ball mill will be installed in the Newcrest Cadia concentrator and the vertical mill to the company’s adjacent Ridgeway concentrator.Newcrest is Australia’s largest gold producer and a global top 10 gold mining company. The company has seven operating mines – five in Australia, one in Indonesia and one in Papua New Guinea.Cadia Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Newcrest, received notice last month that planning approval had been granted for its proposed Cadia East project. The estimated capital cost of the project is expected to be nearly A$2 billion. Newcrest General Manager Cadia Valley Operations, Tony McPaul, said that receipt of planning approval was a critical next step in the project which was now expected to be considered by the Newcrest Board around the end of the first quarter in 2010 after remaining regulatory approvals have been finalised.“If approved by the Board, the Cadia East project will be the largest underground mine in Australia and will secure our future in the region for at least the next 20 years. It will be Newcrest’s first panel cave, building on our expertise in underground mining.”last_img read more

Lino Červar Vori deserved to be voted as the best

← Previous Story Brothers Gilles refused a new contracts with HSV! Next Story → EHF EURO 2010 (Round 2): Denmark beat Romania Igor VoriLino Cervar IHF voting process for the best players of 2010 is on track and it is interesting to read, what handball expert as former national coach of Croatia and today, coach of Metalurg Skopje, Lino Červar, thinks about:– I can everything explain in a few sentences.Igor Vori is product of work ethic. Work is his spiritus movens, as mine also. That why, I am glad that he made something in the world of handball, because I know the time, when he was in category of “untalented” young players.I am proud that I took all the best from his potential. He deserved this title,to people worldwide understand that only hard work can produce sucess in life and sports. read more

Its like theyre treated like slaves Exploitation in the hospitality sector

first_img‘It’s like they’re treated like slaves’: Exploitation in the hospitality sector Over 400 respond to workplace survey highlighting exploitation within the industry. Share Tweet Email2 23,537 Views Image: Shutterstock/Sergei Domashenko http://jrnl.ie/3256455 70 Comments Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 10:00 PM Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Sergei Domashenko AN INVESTIGATION INTO how hospitality workers are being treated in the west has led to over 400 people coming forward to share their experiences.Last month, TheJournal.ie ran an investigative piece which dealt with a number of abuses being suffered by staff in hotels and bars across the west with a particular focus on Galway.Sinn Féín senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh launched a survey which attempted to highlight the difficulties facing workers in the sector. The results are expected to be revealed at the start of next month.However, early indications have shown how the feedback was “bigger than expected” and a number of serious incidents like sexual assault and sexual harassment have been reported.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Ó Clochartaigh said: “We’ve had over 400 respondents all from the Galway area. The reaction has been much bigger than we anticipated and it appears there are issues across the board.“There are some fairly serious allegations being made against a number of employers. There are accusations of sexual assault and harassment in the findings. There is also a huge underreporting of incidents. That seems to be a big problem,” he added.Last month, employee advocate Eva Mitchell told TheJournal.ie how she had been gathering statements from workers in the hospitality industry who feel they have been unfairly treated.SurveyÓ Clochartaigh, with the help of Mitchell and SIPTU, has sent out a survey to workers in the region asking them to share their experiences. SIPTU is supporting the initiative and will look to reorganise workers in the sector in the coming months.“It’s come to the point where enough is enough. The hours are illegal under EU law a lot of the time, payslips and tips are being retained and the casual sexual harassment is now bordering on assault for some of the women working,” Mitchell told TheJournal.ie.“I know everyone can have a bad experience with a boss or a personality clash. But it’s now got to the stage where most people I have spoken to have an issue with some aspect of their employment.“If it’s not getting their tips, it’s something else like not getting a payslip. Then there are people who leave and who don’t get their holiday pay. There comes a point where you hear these horror stories and you just have to say no.“I’m out of the industry now, so I won’t have to deal with situations like these. But frankly, a lot of people are being forced to work for free. It’s like they’re treated like slaves. It’s disgusting how some people are being treated.”The public meeting which intends to reveal the results of the survey is to take place on 6 March at the Clayton Hotel in Ballybrit, Galway at 8pm.TheJournal.ie will this week start looking at the problems which affect workers across a myriad of industries nationwide. It is our intention to highlight exploitation within industries which traditionally are not well-represented by unions. If you have been abused or mistreated at work and wish to get in touch, you can do so by emailing workersrights@thejournal.ieRead: Over 300k belonging to criminal gang discovered in woman’s home following search >Read: 5,600 enquiries, 20,000 hours of CCTV footage – Garda Adrian Donohoe’s murder is still unsolved > Feb 25th 2017, 10:00 PM By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

David Davis says Mays Brexit deal is dreadful but if UK could

first_imgDavid Davis says May’s Brexit deal is ‘dreadful’ but if UK could pull out of backstop it’s ‘rescuable’ Davis also said that in a way, Theresa May’s deal is worse than the UK’s current membership of the EU. Short URL Sunday 10 Mar 2019, 5:33 PM As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: “It’s a dreadful deal… on many, many counts” but it is “rescuable” former #Brexit Secretary David Davis tells #Marrhttps://t.co/8jqpWmsOz0 pic.twitter.com/Yr3g6KvvgO— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 10, 2019 THE FORMER BREXIT secretary David Davis has said Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal is “dreadful” and, in a way, worse than the UK’s current EU membership.“Frankly this deal is worse than current membership in one sense because we can’t get out of it,” he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. He said that it was “a dreadful deal on many many counts”, but added that if the UK could leave the backstop whenever it chooses, that it might be “rescuable”. “I would love to be able to vote for it, if she gets the ability to pull out,” he said. 58 Comments By Gráinne Ní Aodha 30,067 Views center_img The issue here is the negotiation strategy has gone wrong and it’s gone wrong because the government has abandoned the one thing you can do and it’s to walk away if you don’t like the deal. We’ve given that away. Mar 10th 2019, 5:33 PM Source: BBC Politics/Twitter Throughout this whole process, I’ve been trying to get the Prime Minister to keep the thing rescuable, and at one point in July decided it wasn’t. Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement was rejected by the House of Commons by 230 votes in January this year – the largest defeat for a modern British government. After this defeat, which MPs said was based on an opposition to the backstop, May pledged that she would return to the European Union and ask for the changes needed to get her deal passed. Among the suggestions requested by the British side was a time limit on the backstop, or the power to withdraw from the backstop without the EU’s approval.The backstop locks the UK, including Northern Ireland, into a customs deal and other regulations in order to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. It’s been a bone of contention in the Brexit debate.Speaking on the Marr Show, Davis said that EU leaders were “shocked” after the deal was rejected, and “that the language changed”:“The tenor of the language changed. Mr Varadkar’s language changed, Mr Juncker’s language changed, Mr Tusk’s… and then all of a sudden, three Cabinet ministers said ‘You’ve got to take no-deal off the table’, ‘You’ve got to have an extension’, and then it went back to being hard again.”Davis also said that he’s not hoping for a no-deal Brexit, but that it needs to be kept as a viable option “because it’s what keeps bringing the European Union back”. Share146 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4533648 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

first_img Share246 Tweet Email15 56 Comments New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis. https://jrnl.ie/4549656 51,173 Views By Stephen McDermott Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article INDIVIDUALS WHO USE cannabis every day are three times more likely to suffer from a psychotic disorder than those who don’t use the drug at all, a new study has revealed.The study, which examines how cannabis use and strength affects the incidence of psychosis, found that the odds of having the disorder among daily users of the drug were 3.2 times higher than among non-users.It also found that users of high-potency cannabis were approximately 1.6 times more likely to have a psychotic disorder than those who never used the drug.The study, published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, claims to be the first to show the impact of cannabis use on population rates of psychosis, and highlights the potential public health impact of changes to the legal classification of cannabis.To carry out the study, researchers compared more than 2,000 people between the ages of 18 and 64 at 11 sites in Europe and one in Brazil between 2010 and 2015, in order to understand the risk factors associated with the disorder.Of these, 901 patients had presented to mental health services following their first episode of psychosis, while a further 1,237 were studied as “healthy matched controls”.Comparing the two groups, researchers collected information about participants’ history of the use of cannabis and other recreational drugs.They used published data on levels of delta-6-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive compound in cannabis – to evaluate the potency of cannabis used by participants.They also separated cannabis used by participants into two categories: cannabis classed as high potency, where its THC content was over 10%, and cannabis classified as low potency (under 10%).No longer availableThe research found that daily cannabis use was more common among patients who had their first episode of psychosis (266 of 901 participants), compared to the “healthy” control group (84 of 1,237 participants).Meanwhile, high-potency cannabis usage was more likely among patients who had their first episode of psychosis (334 of 901 participants) than those in the “healthy” control group (240 out of 1,237 participants).The study also discovered that psychosis was five times more likely among those who used high-potency cannabis on a daily basis, and estimated that one in five new cases of psychosis across the 12 sites in the study were linked to daily cannabis use.In two sites, Amsterdam and London, high potency cannabis was found to be a strong predictor of psychotic disorders.In Amsterdam, four in 10 (43.8%) new cases of psychosis were estimated to be linked to daily cannabis use, and five in 10 (50.3%) new cases were linked to high potency use.Meanwhile, rates of psychosis in London were 21% among daily users, and 30.3% among those who used the drug with high rates of THC.The researchers suggested that if high potency cannabis was no longer available, the incidence of psychosis in Amsterdam would be expected to halve from 37.9 to 18.8 per 100,000 people per year, while in London, it would fall from 45.7 to 31.9 per 100,000 people per year.At-risk individualsDr Marta Di Forti of King’s College London, the lead author of the study, claimed the findings were consistent with other studies linking high cannabis potency with adverse effects on mental health.“As the legal status of cannabis changes in many countries and states, and as we consider the medicinal properties of some types of cannabis, it is of vital public health importance that we also consider the potential adverse effects that are associated with daily cannabis use, especially high potency varieties,” she said.The research follows observational studies which have supported a causal link between cannabis use and psychosis, although none has previously shown that patterns of cannabis use can influence rates of psychosis on a national level.Commenting on the findings, Dr Suzanne H Gage of the University of Liverpool suggested that the findings indicated that a new approach to treating psychosis among cannabis users was required.“Given the changing legal status of cannabis across the world, and the associated potential for an increase in use, the next priority is to identify which individuals are at risk from daily potent cannabis use, and to develop educational strategies and interventions to mitigate this,” she said.People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny suggested that regulating cannabis for recreational use would allow Irish users to consume the drug more carefully.Kenny’s Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill is currently moving through the Dáil, although the government delayed the Bill with a money message last year.“We need to have a grown-up conversation about this,” he told TheJournal.ie.“There are forms of unregulated street cannabis that have very high forms of THC, which can be sold by people who are sometimes unscrupulous.“Regulation would take it out of their hands and allow users to make a choice about the strength of cannabis they use, even if it wouldn’t stop varieties with high levels of THC.”He added that the findings did not affect his call for the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use, which contains low levels of THC. Image: Shutterstock/nokturn Image: Shutterstock/nokturn Short URL Mar 20th 2019, 6:06 AM Wednesday 20 Mar 2019, 6:05 AMlast_img read more

French jets destroy Libyan plane target arms

first_imgBENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — French fighter jets struck an air base deep inside Libya and destroyed one of Moammar Gadhafi’s planes Thursday, and NATO ships patrolled the coast to block the flow of arms and mercenaries. Other coalition bombers struck artillery, arms depots and parked helicopters.Libyan state television on Thursday showed blackened and mangled bodies that it said were victims of airstrikes in Tripoli, the capital. Rebels have accused Gadhafi’s forces of taking bodies from the morgue and pretending they are civilian casualties.The international military operation against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces may last days or weeks — but not months, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said. But the rebels who largely control Libya’s east remain outgunned and disorganized — instead of handing out weapons at a checkpoint, they were distributing sneakers to would-be fighters on Thursday.The French strikes overnight hit a base about 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of the Libyan coastline, French military spokesman Thierry Burkhard told reporters in Paris on Thursday without elaborating on the target or possible damage.France’s joint chiefs of staff, in a statement on their Web site, said French surveillance aircraft noticed a Libyan combat plane that was flying near Misrata in violation of the U.N. Security Council resolution. A French Rafale fighter jet fired a guided air-to-ground missile on the Libyan jet after it landed at the Misrata air base.last_img read more

East County Fire Rescue asks voters to OK 1275M in bonds

first_imgVoters in east Clark County this November will decide whether to fund upgrades to facilities and vehicles used by the area’s fire agency.In Proposition No. 1, the East County Fire & Rescue’s board of commissioners is asking voters whether or not to spend up to $1.275 million on a 20-year capital improvement bonds.Specifically, the bonds would fund the purchase of two engines and a brush truck, an emergency generator at Station 94, a water well at Station 92 and a parking lot repair at Station 93. The money would also replace old firefighting and medical equipment, including fire hoses, worn or broken tools, intercom systems and portable radios.If it passes, taxes to the estimated 9,589 residents will increase 9 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value for 20 years. This translates into $21.86 per year for a property with an assessed valued of $242,927, the average for the taxing district.Survey resultsA survey sent out by the fire district in July had favorable results. Sixty-six people responded to the questionnaire, which was posted on the agency’s website and sent out by mail with its July newsletter. Of those responses, 38, or 57.6 percent, were in favor of supporting the entire bond amount and 26, or 39.4 percent, did not support any type of bond effort. Two respondents supported a smaller bond effort of $1,130,112.last_img read more

Gas leak sickens staff at Miami Springs Middle School

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A propane gas leak, Wednesday, sickened several staff members at Miami Springs Middle School.According to Miami-Dade Schools, no students were inside the cafeteria at the time, but a smell of gas had been reported in the cafeteria, at around 11:42 a.m.School officials said 14 people had to be transported to the hospital to be checked out.7Skyforce HD flew over the scene where at least two people were taken away in stretchers.Fire crews later determined that leak was coming from the propane system.Crews turned it off.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 30

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.September 30 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBeads By BarbaraDeano’s PastaEJ’s Fresh Frozen Pizza / Grab & GoGaouette FarmGrace GranolaPolish Prince PierogiPurple Carrot BreadRed AntlerSeafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTTewksbury HoneyAdditional Attractions:Wear your New England Patriots gearPatriots Craft at Kids TentBalloons with YarrowLike 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 1In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On Sunday, September 8In “Community”THIS WEEKEND: Car Wash For WHS Field Hockey, Farmers Market, Free Concert & Voter Registration Drive ALL At Town Common On Sept. 8In “Community”last_img read more

Bugattis awestruck test driver has us dreaming of Monterey glory

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Preview • 2017 Bugatti Chiron: A velvet rocketship Car Industry Future Cars Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 0 More about 2017 Bugatti Chiron 11:51 Post a comment 47 Photos Strange things are afoot in Molsheim, Bugatti’s home base in France.We were sent the above video not too long ago. In it, Bugatti test driver Loris Bicocchi appears to be impressed with… well, something. We’re not entirely sure what, as he doesn’t say much. The only full sentence he gets out is, “I really never expected one day, it would be centodieci.”There’s a lot to unpack here, and while we have no idea what the heck is going on, we do have access to Google Translate. After taking a few guesses at the word, it appears Bicocchi is saying the Italian word for the number 110. Considering Bugatti is in the midst of celebrating its 110th anniversary, there’s a chance it could be a nothing burger.Yet, at the same time, we’re also pretty good at speculation. Certainly, you’ve seen any number of rumors floating around that Bugatti has something special in store for this year’s Monterey Car Week festivities since last year it introduced the wild Divo at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering event in Monterey. Considering a high-end studio light can be seen in the background of the video, those rumors suddenly grew some legs, I’d say.Some of those rumors point to that debut being a modern interpretation of its first hypercar of sorts, the Bugatti EB110. While Bugatti flat-out refuses to acknowledge anything about its future plans, a quick trip to the automaker’s media site shows that the company has certainly been hyping the EB110 an awful lot as of late. With a solid contingent of Roadshow headed yonder way later this week, we’ll bring you the latest developments as they happen. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More From Roadshow Monterey Car Week 2019 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Holy hell Bugatti Tags The 2019 Bugatti Divo is the Chiron that zigs Find out what the Bugatti Chiron is like to really drivelast_img read more

Live updates A500 partially blocked due to accident

first_imgAn accident is leading to long delays on the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent this morning. There is very slow traffic and the D-road is partially blocked due to the accident on the Southbound carriageway at A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout). Congestion is reported back to the A34 and Talke Roundabout according to traffic data company INRIX. The accident, which is understood to have taken place shortly after 7am, has happened just before the exit slip road heading to the roundabout. We’ll be bringing you live updates on this incident on the live feed below. For the latest traffic and travel news from Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire visit our dedicated channel here. Read MoreEnjoy a tipple with your treatment at new £100k beauty salon and bar! For more live news, traffic and weather updates from across our region throughout the day, visit our live news feed here. In other travel news further afield this morning, motorists are advised to the M5 southbound is blocked due to a fire between J3 and J4. 10:14Now clearThis has now cleared and this live feed will now shut.09:32All repairs completeAll lanes open, barrier repairs over on A500 D Road Southbound at A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout).Lane two (of two) was closed. Police confirm all lanes are now open and repairs are complete.09:05Lane closed due to barrier repairsOne lane closed due to barrier repairs on A500 D Road Southbound at A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout). Traffic is coping well.Lane two (of two) is closed following an accident that cleared around 08:40 this morning, Highways officers are on scene dealing with barrier damage.08:45The accident has cleared…but..There is now a vehicle that has broken down causing delays on the A500 Southbound – the vehicle had apparently broken down while queueing due to the earlier accident on the same stretch of road.08:42Road clearedWe’re getting reports the accident on the A500 has cleared.08:23Long delays continueThe traffic jams currently show no signs of abating. It is unclear how many vehicles are involved in the accident at this stage.08:0540 minute delays against expected travel timeThere are currently delays of around 40 minutes against the expected travel time, according to the latest figures from Traffic England.07:56 Traffic heavier than normal and queueing traffic on A5272 High Lane Southbound between A527 St Michael’s Road / A527 Biddulph Road / Uplands Avenue and A53 Leek New Road (Holden Bridge). May be due to people avoiding the problems on the A500.07:47Congestion now stretching even further back Congestion is now reported back to A34 Newcastle Road / Peacock Hay Road (Talke Roundabout)07:41Reports of queuesA number of Sentinel readers have contacted us to say they are queueing due to the accident on the A50007:33Location of accidentThe approximate location of the accident (A) and current extent of congestion (1)07:27Congestion now stretching further back Congestion is now reported back to Reginald Mitchell Way (Kidsgrove / Tunstall Turn Off).last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. Within half an hour of ESPN’s Dianna Russini reporting that the Cardinals had traded for Saints running back Adrian Peterson on Tuesday, Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald posted a dancing child to his Twitter feed accompanied by the caption “#mymood this morning!”A native Minnesotan, Fitzgerald has grown close to the seven-time Pro Bowl back.His father, Twin Cities sports writer Larry Fitzgerald Sr., knows their relationship better than most. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) What was your favorite memory of Adrian Peterson as a Saint? pic.twitter.com/0S84rcTI0t— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) October 10, 2017Both parties said it was nothing. Regardless of the content of one moment in one game, the 32-year-old back’s role has certainly not been what most expected.With 27 carries and 81 yards through four games in 2017, he was a second option behind Mark Ingram and, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, expendable as the Saints grew impressed with rookie Alvin Kamara. What pushed New Orleans to trade Adrian Peterson to Arizona is the team’s feeling about RB Alvin Kamara.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 10, 2017“I’ve been hearing he just didn’t understand why he didn’t get more opportunities,” Fitzgerald Sr. said. “I was a little surprised he chose New Orleans, particularly with (quarterback) Drew Brees down there. You could sort of see, maybe Adrian made the wrong call. Sometimes you get caught in a situation where you try to think outside the box and it doesn’t work out.“I’ve been watching the Cardinals, obviously, this season with a very close eye. I was in Philadelphia Sunday and it’s been very difficult to watch. You can’t run, you can’t hide. It’s good to know they’re getting a great running back determined to show he can still play.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LISTEN: Larry Fitzgerald Sr., Twin Cities Pioneer Press The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo He raised Fitzgerald, a former Vikings ball boy, in Minnesota. He also covered Peterson’s first nine NFL seasons with the Vikings.“They’re good friends. He’s family,” Fitzgerald Sr. told The Blitz with B-Train & Jurecki on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. “During the summer or at least with Labor Day, with (Peterson) being with Minnesota, Larry would get a few days off before the beginning of the season, we’d always go to the state fair together. It would be quite the scene to see security trying to keep people off those two guys going through the Minnesota State Fair.”That Peterson ends up joining Fitzgerald in Arizona makes sense from the Cardinals’ point of view. They lost David Johnson to a wrist injury in Week 1, have injuries across the offensive line and statistically are the worst rushing team in the league.On Peterson’s end, it’s about a fresh opportunity gone sour.After recording 1,000 or more rushing yards in six of his nine seasons with Minnesota, he signed with the New Orleans Saints this offseason.But it took just one week for Peterson to find controversy when cameras fixated on the sidelines caught him in a brief exchange with Saints coach Sean Payton. 5 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

A 230 shutout of the New York Giants on Sunday ga

first_img A 23-0 shutout of the New York Giants on Sunday gave many Cardinals fans something to cheer about this Christmas, but with the playoffs out of reach, there are still lingering problems that the teams hopes to resolve for 2018.General manager Steve Keim joins Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station every Monday morning during the season. On a post-Christmas Tuesday edition, he discussed solid play across the board defensively, another strong outing from Larry Fitzgerald and his priorities for the coming offseason. How difficult is it to assess the offense with all of the injuries? I know you don’t want to look at it as an excuse over the course of the year, but now that we are getting to the off season and you have to make tough decisions about who needs to come back and what holes need to be filled. I imagine it can’t be easy to look at the offense and fully know what you have because so many key players missed time?Yeah, it’s tough to find out if a quarterback can throw in rhythm because of the receivers that he had to deal with, or the offensive line, with the running backs, that we’ve had a situation where we played musical chairs up front. But at the end of the day there are still one-on-one battles that these guys have to win, and to me, to play in the NFL you have to be able to step up and win those one-on-one battles. If you cant do it consistently, you know, we will be out there looking not only on the street, but in free agency and the draft to find players that can do that. That’s something we will sit down and look long and hard at, and I have no doubt that again, we can plug some of the holes where we’ve had some issues and build a much stronger roster in 2018. LISTEN: Steve Keim, Cardinals GM It’s Keim Time.First of all, I’m sure it’s a little more enjoyable after a win like that. What did you see from your group on Sunday?Well I think number one, we showed a lot of resiliency to bounce back from a disappointing loss in Washington last week to do what we did defensively, regardless of the team we were playing. Any time you can beat a team in the National Football League and hold them to a shutout, which we have not done since 1992, to me says a lot of things about not only the players we have on the field but the character in the locker room.Let’s talk about that defensive shutout, the game’s big plays. You look at what Antoine Bethea did in that game, and then (Robert) Nkemdiche with the scoop and score aided by Deone Bucannon, you know, just talk about what you saw from them defensively and why they were able to get that shutout.Well I think it started with (defensive coordinator) James Bettcher and the job that he had done preparing for the Giants’ offense from a schematical standpoint. You know, there were several young guys who stepped up. I thought Deone Bucannon played his best game of the season and arguably as a pro. He was extremely disruptive flying all over the field, showing the foot speed and explosiveness that we’ve always been excited about. Chandler Jones did not record a sack but at the end of the day, Chandler is a disruptive force. He continues to make sure quarterbacks do not have the ability to get in rhythm or to get set up in their drops, and then caused two big-time holding penalties, which took them out of field position. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact One more question for me. When you are looking at this team and you are going through this evaluation and obviously there is only one week left, who do you want to see, you know, make sure you get back next season, who are the guys you are targeting? Who do you want to make sure you get back next season on this team, considering there’s really only one more opportunity to really evaluate guys?You mean which players in particular that are going to be free agents?Yes.You know, that’s something that we will talk about internally, Max. I mean, but there are a number of players that contracts are set to expire, you know that’s an ongoing process. You know, we’ve made some of those players extension offers, like a Corey Peters, who has agreed to terms with us, so we’re happy to have Corey back. But the bottom line is, moving forward, we have a lot of work to do as I said last week. It starts with guys who are willing to be competitors and who are going to be great locker room guys. That really where it starts to make sure we have the right chemistry going into 2018. We’ve dealt with enough adversity this year, with the injuries, with the some of the losses, so we just have to make sure, again, we use this season, and in particular, our issues we’ve dealt with as learning things where we can look back and we can grow from it instead of having the attitude, ‘woe is me.’ That’s something I believe in wholeheartedly not only in the scouting side of it, but as an organization in general, just where we can look back and, again, find out where we missed, where we made mistakes, and where we can put our best foot forward and improve. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Shifting a little bit, let’s talk about the use of Fitz in the football game. Not only having a great day receiving the ball, but getting his first pass completion and just kind of the emphasis that was put on Fitz on offense.Well, I mean, the guy took over the game offensively for us, I don’t think that’s any secret. To see what he can still do at his age, and the fact that he is going to his 11th pro bowl, which is phenomenal, it says a lot about Larry Fitzgerald the person, the player, the team leader that he is. There is no doubt that he willed us to win on offense. There was times when we didn’t have a lot going for us and Larry stepped up and made a big play like he always has and created some excitement in that stadium and energized our sidelines.Steve, I want to go back to something you said at the start of our interview. You mentioned the resiliency that your team showed yesterday, and I know earlier in the season that was something Bruce Arians sort of mentioned he wanted to see more of. Has that grown with this group over the course of the year?I think it has, I think to some degree the continuity has improved. The guys have gelled particularly on the defensive side. Now offensively, we’ve been hit with so many injuries it’s been tough to really gel on the offensive line whenever you only have one guy that’s starting who started the season for us and then you have a number of injuries to the quarterback position, running back position. It was nice to see Larry play so well and then John Brown, coming off the injuries that he had this season, had a touchdown and a big third down conversion for us. So it was nice to see John get back in the action. Top Stories I know you guys want to be playing for a playoff spot here in this final week, but does it serve as extra motivation that you can just take maybe your biggest rival right out of a playoff spot here in 2017? Yeah, I mean, I think anytime you play a division rival it’s big regardless of what’s at stake but at the end of the day, the biggest thing is we are all competitors, we want to win every game you know you can’t really, in my opinion, look at where your draft slots could potentially be and let the chips fall where they may. We owe it to our fans and to our organization to compete every week and try to put the best product on the field. So you know we will deal with the draft and free agency when it comes, but you know our mindset this week is to go up to Seattle and try to get a win. – / 40 So Chandler continues to play at a Pro Bowl level and then again, just the leadership on defense. Guys like Frostee Rucker, guys like Karlos Dansby, I thought Antoine Bethea was exceptional, you know with two interceptions and was all over the field as well. So again, without a playoff berth to play for, sometimes in this business you question what the urgency is and that’s what I’m extremely proud of. Our guys came out in front of our home crowd and stepped up and answered the bell.I know you are constantly evaluating. How much does this final game in Seattle, how many players roughly do you think you are you looking at in terms of evaluating whether you keep them or not for next year? How much does one game play into that?Well a lot, it’s not just one game but, you know, really the whole body of work throughout the regular season. You know a number of players who are not under contract next year, as well as a number of players who are under contract who may not be on the team as well. You know, we just got to make sure that we are making good, sound decisions and a lot of things that will go into it is not only how you played in this game coming up, but how you played throughout the season. It starts with the mental preparation and the urgency and the attitude that you play with. Your browser does not support the audio element. 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Pergamos crossing to close for maintenance

first_imgThe British bases (SBA) announced on Tuesday that the Pergamos crossing with the north will be closed for five hours on Saturday for essential maintenance.The crossing point will be closed between midnight Friday and 5am on Saturday, March 4.“We have selected this time to do this work because statistically this is a time when the least number of people use the crossing point,” head of SBA customs Andy Reed said.Anybody travelling to or from the north or south of the island will need to use an alternative crossing point during these times, the SBA said.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Police investigate kidnap after girl 13 runs off with boyfriend 19

first_imgPolice are investigating the kidnapping of a minor after a 13-year-old Bulgarian girl ran away with her 19-year-old boyfriend, also Bulgarian.According to police, on Saturday the girl’s mother, a resident of Xylofagou, reported that her daughter had run away with the young man without her permission.Investigations established the pair had flown to Sofia from Larnaca airport at 4pm on Saturday and that currently the girl is with the young man at his home village.The case is being treated as a kidnapping as the girl is underage.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more