Rocker Roger Waters lends star power to Ecuadorians 95B Chevron fight

first_imgTORONTO – Two groups of Indigenous Ecuadorian villagers, backed by some star power from legendary British rocker Roger Waters, faced off briefly against oil giant Chevron in a Canadian court Tuesday as they fight to collect on a US$9.5-billion judgment awarded to them.But as with almost every other step of the long-running legal battle, the case was delayed a day at the request of one of the groups to allow their new lawyer to get up to speed.The first issue Ontario’s top court needs to sort out is whether the villagers must come up with almost $1 million as a security deposit before they can appeal a ruling that went against them.Pink Floyd co-founder Waters, who was in the courtroom, called the case deeply important.“It’s a fundamental question of whether corporations like Chevron … should be allowed to use their financial muscle to destroy people with an absolute vital claim to reparations for damages that was caused to them over many years,” Waters said before the hearing. “The way Chevron has behaved here is against everything that any of us might believe society ought to be like.”The case dates back decades when Texaco, now owned by Chevron, dumped billions of litres of toxic oil-drilling waters into hundreds of open-air pits in Ecuador. According to the plaintiffs, the affected area sees, among other problems, the highest rates of childhood leukemia in the country and far more cancer deaths and miscarriages than elsewhere.Chevron calls the health concerns a “point of debate,” saying there’s no evidence to tie any issues to Texaco.The lawsuit, filed in 1993 on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadorians, took until late 2013 when the courts in Ecuador awarded the Indigenous plaintiffs US$9.5-billion — one of the largest awards ever arising from environmental destruction.The ruling, which Chevron argued was obtained fraudulently, sparked new rounds of fighting in several countries, including the United States. U.S.-based Chevron, which has also long argued Texaco cleaned up the mess, denies any responsibility for the contamination.Because the corporation no longer has assets in Ecuador, the plaintiffs have been trying to get asset-rich Chevron Canada to pay up instead, arguing the Canadian company should be liable.“The judgment that they are trying to enforce through Canada’s judicial system has been found to be a complete fraud in the United States by the U.S. judicial system where it is not enforceable,” Morgan Crinklaw, a spokesman for Chevron, said Tuesday from near San Francisco.An Ontario judge earlier backed Chevron, ruling the Ecuadorians could not “pierce the corporate veil:” Chevron Canada is a separate entity and cannot be held liable. It is that decision the plaintiffs are looking to the Ontario Court of Appeal to overturn, but Chevron wants the villagers to put up cash as security for its legal costs before the appeal is heard.Last month, Appeal Court Justice Gloria Epstein sided with Chevron. She accepted the grounds for the Ecuadorians’ appeal were weak and that the plaintiffs had failed to show they couldn’t afford the security money. She ordered the villagers to put up $945,000 to cover Chevron’s legal costs if the oil company wins on appeal.The plaintiffs, who decried Chevron’s gambit as an abuse of the legal system and another attempt to thwart the villagers, want the Appeal Court to set aside Epstein’s costs ruling.The two sides were to argue the case Tuesday, but lawyer Peter Grant asked for an adjournment, saying he had recently been asked to represent 10 of the 47 Ecuadorian plaintiffs and needed time. The costs hearing will now be heard Wednesday.Also on hand to show support for the villagers was Phil Fontaine, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Fontaine, who recently visited the South American country, said he was dismayed by what he found.“We saw with our own eyes the terrible conditions,” Fontaine said. “This is an important step in their attempt to seek justice.”last_img read more

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Irdai asks insurers to share status of claims with policy holders from

first_imgNew Delhi: Insurance companies will have to inform about claim settlement status to policyholders at various stages of processing from July, Irdai said Wednesday. Insurers need to adopt a clear and transparent communication policy to protect the interest of policyholders, it said in a circular. When it comes to claims, there is a need to make available a tracking mechanism for policyholders so as to enable them to know the status of their claims, it added. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”In order to ensure fair and transparent claim settlement procedures, all insurers shall notify about the status of the claim at various stages of its processing. “In case of health insurance, where third party administrators (TPAs) are engaged for rendering claims services, it is the responsibility of insurers to ensure that status of claim shall be notified to the claimant at every stage of claim,” the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostClear and transparent communication play a vital role in servicing of insurance policies and in ensuring that the benefits of insurance policies flow to the beneficiaries in a timely manner, it added. Irdai also asked insurers — life, health and general — to send all communication about issuance and servicing of policies through letter, e-mail, SMS or any other electronic form approved by it. “In case of health insurance, where TPAs are engaged for rendering health services, insurers shall ensure that all related communications such as issuance of ID card are sent either by the TPA or shall be carried out by insurers on their own,” the circular said. The companies will also have to send brief messages to customers to enhance awareness apart from sending necessary caution messages like not falling prey to spurious calls/offers. Insurers may use simple, easy to read and understand language. And wherever feasible, the communication should be in regional or local language of the place of residence of the claimants, besides English/Hindi, the authority said. “This shall be implemented by insurers with effect from July 1, 2019,” Irdai said. 11. Commerce ministry asks health ministry to frame law to ban manufacture, sale of e-cigarettes (336) New Delhi, Apr 10 (PTI) The commerce ministry has asked its health counterpart to frame law banning manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in the country as in the absence of a domestic legislation, it would not be possible to put a blanket ban on its imports, sources said. The health ministry had asked the commerce ministry to issue a notification banning import of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes and flavoured hookah. “Without banning domestic sale and manufacturing of ENDS through a law, it will be an infringement of global trade norms to put an import ban,” one of the sources said. In August last year, the health ministry had issued an advisory to all states and Union Territories (UTs) to stop the manufacture, sale and import of ENDS after the Delhi High Court took strong exception to the Centre for delay in coming up with appropriate measures to tackle the “new emerging threat” of e-cigarettes in the country. In March, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization also directed all drug controllers in states and UTs not to allow the manufacture, sale, import and advertisement of ENDS, including e-cigarettes and flavoured hookah, in their jurisdictions.last_img read more

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Top UN envoy calls for dialogue to curb violence against Timorese women

Yesterday, Ameerah Haq, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, visited Covalima, a district in the country’s southwest, where she visited a safe house, home to women who have been targets of domestic or sexual violence.As part of an event entitled Open Day Dialogue, she visited the town of Salele, where religious groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and police report high levels of gender-based violence, including child prostitution and domestic violence against women and children.There, Ms. Haq was told by Amelia de Jesus Amaral, an officer serving with the Polícia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL) who runs the Vulnerable Persons Unit, that women have limited access to justice.“Women have no real opportunity to present their cases to the police,” especially in cases of domestic violence,” she said.The Special Representative acknowledged that “there is much more to be done given the vast scale of needs and to overcome the challenges we are still facing.”She voiced hope that dialogue will help to bolster the partnership between the UN and Timor-Leste to “build peace and security” for the country’s women.The Open Day Dialogue is being held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Security Council’s landmark resolution 1325. That resolution stresses the importance of giving women equal participation and full involvement in peace and security matters and the need to increase their role in decision-making. 10 June 2010The top United Nations envoy to Timor-Leste has underscored the need for dialogue to bring an end to gender-based violence in the fledgling South-East Asian nation. read more

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UN rights expert paints mixed picture of new Israeli legislation

Commenting on law recently adopted by the Israeli Knesset, an independent United Nations human rights expert today welcomed amendments which have met some criticisms but said that other provisions, particularly concerning access to legal counsel for detained persons, still must be brought in line with international law.The Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Martin Scheinin, issued a statement in Geneva saying he was “pleased to note that many of the criticisms voiced by different stakeholders including civil society have been addressed in the draft that was finally adopted.”He cited in particular amendments to provisions relating to the discriminatory scope of application solely to non-residents of Israel, and those relating to the period of practical incommunicado detention. “I view this as a positive example of responsiveness to international concern.” At the same time, he said certain concerns remain about Law 5765, which was adopted on 27 June. “The law still does not provide all the necessary procedural safeguards for individuals detained for security reasons,” he said, noting that those people can be held for up to 96 hours before being brought before a judge and may not be present in court when a decision on the extension of the detention is made during the period when he is barred from contact with a legal counsel.“In addition, while the provisions on access to legal counsel have not been worsened by this new law, the 21 days of detention without access to legal counsel authorized by the detention law currently in force remain incompatible with international human rights law,” observed the expert, who is unpaid and works in his personal capacity. Pointing out that the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights requires access to legal counsel immediately after arrest, Mr. Scheinin called on the Israeli Government “to ensure that this provision is fully respected in law and practice.” read more

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Students welcome minimum wage boost

Chris Mostert is happy to be getting a small raise today. The first-year BBA co-op student will be one of many Ontario workers to benefit from Thursday’s 25-cent bump in the Ontario minimum wage.The increase to $11.25 an hour gives Ontario the second-highest minimum wage in Canada — behind only the Northwest Territories.The move will have an impact on thousands of Brock University students who work part-time, minimum wage jobs in order to help fund their post-secondary education.As an employee at Thundering Waters golf course, Mostert will see an immediate change in his paycheque.Chris Mostert and Tara Decker“It feels pretty good,” said Mostert. “I won’t notice the raise that much, but it’s always nice to be making more.”Mostert’s outright enthusiasm was not echoed by all. Second-year English Literature student Alisha Lemire said the raise won’t have a big impact on her bottomline.“As a server it doesn’t affect me. Normally I just use my tips and the rest goes straight to the bank,” she said.With the wage for liquor servers rising to $9.80 an hour, Lemire — a server at Milestones in Niagara Falls — will also see a slight increase in her paycheque. However, she noted that due to being in school the impact of such a small raise will be minimal.“I don’t think it will really make a difference, because I only work 10 or 15 hours in a week,” she said.With nearly 11 per cent of all Ontario workers earning minimum wage, the increase is sure to have an impact of some degree on the daily routines of many Ontarians.Alisha LemireBrock University Department of Economics Professor Felice Martinello said while the increase is a positive step, it won’t necessarily fix the bigger problem in Canada.“The minimum wage is touted as a cure for lots of things that do need fixing in our society. Minimum wage is actually a very blunt and poor instrument for addressing the problems we want to address — namely that some people have very low incomes or few opportunities.”Martinello emphasized that the pay raise is not reaching the members of society it is intended to help.“You want the minimum wage to help the poor, but when you actually look at who will be affected by that 25-cent increase, only a very small portion are poor. Tons of the minimum wage earners are teenagers or households who aren’t poor at all,” he said.Regardless of the intended beneficiaries it is clear that many in the Brock community are happy with the raise.Brendan Caprenter, a third-year Sport Management student, was quick to point out that though the benefits of such a small raise on a part-time employee may seem minimal, it is certainly better than having no change at all.“I’m happy, every 25 cents counts in the long run. I won’t complain, it’s nice to have a little extra money,” he said.It’s clear that most students welcome an increase in pay. What remains unclear is whether such a small increase will have any tangible impact on the lives of those who the wage hike is intended to help most. read more

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Boart Longyear receives AME BC David Barr Award for health and safety

first_imgBoart Longyear, the world’s leading integrated exploration drilling services, equipment and performance tooling provider, has received the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) David Barr Award for its proactive commitment to health and safety. The David Barr Award is given annually by the AME BC Health and Safety Committee for excellence in leadership and innovation in mineral exploration health and safety. Boart Longyear will be presented the award during the AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup in January 2014.“We are a safety-first culture; nothing is more important to us, as a company, than to send our drillers home safely,” said Alan Sides, Senior Vice President of global drilling services for Boart Longyear. “Boart Longyear is constantly looking for ways to improve safety, whether it is through new technologies or innovative training. It is an honour for our entire team to be recognised for our efforts.”To be nominated for the David Barr Award a company or individual needs to demonstrate one or more of the following:Leadership and innovation excellence in exploration safetyImprovement in safety records from year to yearDemonstrate efficient and compassionate behaviour handling an unfortunate accident.In the last five years, Boart Longyear has engineered several devices to improve the safety of diamond drilling. These improvements include a new safety bypass valve, an all-encompassing guarding system with interlock, a spilt tube loader and rod lifter.Boart Longyear has also developed safety programs to properly train and report EHS issues. By issuing all employees stop-work authority, Boart Longyear has developed a self-empowered workforce that provides transparent accident and incident reporting. With two permanent training facilities — one for underground coring and one for surface coring — drillers are properly trained and prepared for the field.last_img read more

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Microsoft Is Ticked At Google For Publicizing A Windows Security Flaw

first_imgStay on target Review: ‘Gears 5’ Brings a Fresh Perspective to the FranchiseToy Tuesday: The Best ‘Gears of War’ Toys Google takes software security very, very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that they have no problem stepping on one of their main competitors’ toes when they notice something that needs fixing.Whose toes are getting stepped on? Microsoft’s, and they’re pretty unhappy about how things went down.According to the latest update on Google’s security blog, they notified both Microsoft and Adobe about vulnerabilities on October 21st. The need for a fix was urgent: Google had proof that the flaws they uncovered were already being exploited in the wild.Adobe delivered a patch for Flash in just five short days. Yes, really. They’re not the same company they used to be. They’ve made it clear time and time again that they actually give a damn about security now.Microsoft needed a bit more time, but unfortunately, that doesn’t mesh with Project Zero’s M.O. Companies have seven days to respond to a vulnerability that’s believed to be critical (like this one was). After those seven days have passed, the discovery gets publicized in the name of transparency.Well, transparency and leverage. It’s a good way to convince a company to deliver a patch.Flash is not an operating system, though, and Microsoft says they needed more time. They know what’s at stake, but they also have to consider what might happen if they quickly throw together a patch and something goes wrong. They don’t want to make things worse by getting user machines stuck in a reboot loop or unleashing a flood or blue screens.Microsoft also noted that for an attacker to be successful, both vulnerabilities had to be present on a system. If Adobe successfully delivered a patch, then, the situation might no longer be critical.Google stuck to their guns, however, and disclosed. And this isn’t the first time they put Microsoft in this position. They had made a similar disclosure about Windows 8.1 in 2015 before Microsoft had a chance to fix it. Google decided to implement a two-week grace period after Microsoft cried foul, but there are clearly some cases where they’re not willing to be flexible.last_img read more

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Biden to campaign for Murray at Pearson Air Museum

first_imgVice President Joe Biden is in Vancouver today stumping in support of U.S. Sen Patty Murray’s campaign for a fourth term.The Get Out the Vote Rally is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St.It is not known what traffic impact the event will have. No road closures have been announced.The visit will be Biden’s second trip to Washington state to campaign for Democratic candidates this month. The vice president was in Seattle Friday speaking at a fundraiser for 3rd Congressional District candidate Denny Heck. He’s been crisscrossing the country recently, stumping for candidates in local, state and national races at more than 100 events.last_img

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Fire damages home shed in west Vancouver

first_imgA fire that ignited in a shed, leapt up a tree and spread to a nearby house caused an estimated $25,000 in property damage Sunday morning in Vancouver. Nicole Gannon, a resident of the Shumway-neighborhood home, said she had been cleaning out the shed that morning when she stepped away to have a cigarette. When she was done, she returned to the shed, bent down to unplug a laptop and saw the fire out of the corner of her eye. Gannon said the flames spread quickly, and she tried to put the fire out with a garden hose, “but there wasn’t enough water pressure.”That’s when she called 911.Gannon’s son, Allen Machia, said he was asleep inside the house when the fire started, but awoke to a commotion. When he came outside, he said he could see a large fir tree beside the house covered in flames, and “you could hear explosions” from what he presumed were some of the family’s gas-powered toy cars igniting.Firefighters were dispatched to the house, 601 E. 30th St., at 9:24 a.m. It took them less than 10 minutes to extinguish the flames, said Lead Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Drone of the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office.last_img read more

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Huawei sides with Trump on 5G US is lagging behind

first_imgHuawei is betting on 5G. VCG via Getty Images Huawei Chairman Guo Ping says President Donald Trump is right about the US limping toward 5G. “I have noticed the president’s Twitter, he said that US needs faster and smarter 5G, or even 6G in the future, and he has realized that the US is lagging behind in this respect, and I think his message is clear and correct,” Guo told Reuters on Sunday. “We need to have unified standard that should be verifiable. It should not be based on politics.”Guo’s comments follow a pair of Trump tweets on the topic late last week.”I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on………,” the first tweet said.”….something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!” the second tweet continued.More than anything else in those tweets, the reference to 6G raised eyebrows.The comments from Trump and Guo are the latest in what has proved to be a complicated relationship between the US government and Chinese equipment maker. Huawei has been accused of violating US sanctions on Iran, stealing US technology and spying for the Chinese government. Huawei has denied the accusations, a sentiment Guo reiterated to Reuters. On Monday, a bipartisan group of senators ratcheted up the pressure on Huawei, asking the federal government to consider banning the company’s products from use in the US power grid.On Sunday, Huawei showed off its new $2,600 5G foldable phone, Mate X at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. Huawei declined to comment further.  1 $6 at Tidal See it Tags Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 5G Huawei,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Tags JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $520 at HP Apple iPhone XS $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $60 at Best Buy See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read the Rylo camera preview Rylo Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Boost Mobile Read Lenovo Smart Clock review DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. 7 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $299 at Amazon Read Google Home Hub review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET $210 at Best Buy Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Angela Lang/CNET $155 at Google Express $59 at eBaycenter_img Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $999 See It Chris Monroe/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Turo $999 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. See at Turo Comments Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Comment Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Mobile Tech Industry Politics Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sprint HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice $999 Share your voice The Cheapskate $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Amazonlast_img read more

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Trump Admins Delay of Chemical Safety Rule

first_imgRoy Luck via Flickr CC BY 2.0A chemical plant east of Houston.A federal appeals court said an Obama-era chemical safety rule that has been delayed by the Trump Administration for more than a year must go into effect.The “Chemical Disaster Rule,” as it’s been called, was originally proposed after the deadly 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.The rule requires chemical companies to disclose more about risks at their facilities and forces them to share that info with local police and firefighters. But after pushback from the chemical industry, the Environmental Protection Agency stopped the rule from going into effect. The agency has also proposed a new safety rule, which critics say would be weaker.The administration’s rollback efforts have drawn criticism from first responders, as NPR has reported:“The entire community is responsible for preparedness. That means the entire community needs to understand the risks to the community,” Timothy Gablehouse, who leads a local emergency planning committee outside Denver, told the EPA panel [at a June hearing.] “The response does not begin at the 911 call.”He and others cited the deaths of first responders in West, Texas as well as Hurricane Harvey-caused fires at the Arkema chemical plant outside Houston last year. Police and other first responders involved in the Arkema incident said they were exposed to toxic fumes partly because local officials didn’t have enough information about what was stored at the plant, and how to handle an emergency like the one that unfolded during the storm.The American Chemistry Council, a major trade group, has supported the rollback, calling the Obama-era rule “misguided” and “hastily adopted” during the administration’s last days.In its decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals calls the EPA’s delay of the rule “arbitrary and capricious.”“The argument was that you can’t delay just because,” said Gordon Sommers, an attorney with Earthjustice, one of the groups that sued the agency for not implementing the rule.Environmental groups are praising the court’s decision, saying it will protect people who live near chemical plants.“In Houston, the people who live in the places with the most perils are mostly people of color and low incomes,” said Bakeyah Nelson, head of Air Alliance Houston, another group involved in the case. “They want their neighborhoods to be healthy and safe. This is a big win for them.”In a statement, the American Chemistry Council expressed concern about the ruling.“We’re disappointed in today’s ruling not to allow EPA to delay several problematic changes to the Risk Management Plan that could undermine the future success of this important program,” the group said. “We will evaluate the court’s decision and continue to work with the Agency to safeguard chemical facilities and protect communities.”It’s not yet clear what the court’s decision means for the EPA’s pursuit of a revised chemical disaster rule. When asked about that, a spokesperson said the agency is “reviewing the decision.” Sharelast_img read more

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Art and empty spaces

first_imgIt is believed that empty spaces have the most energy fields than anything else in the universe; and all the object, matter, particles we know, constitute under ten percent of the universe. It is this eternal vastness and the unseen energy fields that is brought together at ‘Friendly Strangers: Fields of the Universe’ a two man show by Shridhar Iyer and Ajay Narayan. The show is curated by Rahul Bhattacharya. Iyer has been exploring the unknown energy and force of the Universe primarily through the medium of painting and drawing. Highly experimental in life and work, Iyer has often made forays into installation based art practices. Narayan has been painting to invoke concealed, obscure descriptions of the visible world. His recent works are an engagement with the vastness of space, the incomprehensible eternal dark matter within which planets, stars and galaxies float.last_img read more

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Week long theatre extravaganza concludes

first_imgThe morning of June 4 featured a spectacular play, ‘Proposal’ by Anton Chekov. The show was produced by Moscow Theatre of Russia. The packed audience at Bratyajon International Theatre Festival sat through with a lot of enthusiasm and their applause inspired the artistes to deliver their best on stage. Russian Consul General in Kolkata Alexey Idamkin watched the show along with theatre personalities namely Ashok Mukhopadhyaya, Meghnad Bhattacharjee and Goutam Halder. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe penultimate day of the festival had night long shows of three theatre productions, all written by playwright Bratya Basu. The evening started with ‘Jatugriha’, staged by Shantipur Sanskriti, followed by ‘Cinemar Mato’ at 11 pm and ‘Hridipash’ at 3 am in the morning.Local Bangla band, ‘Arshinagar’ captivated the audience with their melodious folk music at 2 am between two successive theatre shows.The festival ended with another Bratya Basu play, ‘Anusochna’, which dealt with ethics of forgiveness.last_img read more

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How to Make Your Website HackerProof

first_imgJuly 12, 2012 Hackers are constantly breaking into innocent websites and using them to infect visitors with malware, lure them to dodgy sites and infiltrate databases to grab sensitive customer information. But you can avoid trouble — or eliminate it quickly — by taking some relatively simple steps.Each day, Google identifies 9,500 malware-infected websites, about 4,000 of which are legitimate sites compromised by hackers. About half of these victims learn they’ve been hacked when they see the same browser and search-engine danger warnings their customers see, a sign they’ve been blacklisted, according to a survey by StopBadware, a nonprofit anti-malware organization in Cambridge, Mass. Some 45 percent are notified of the problem by one of their technology providers — a much better scenario.Small businesses are especially vulnerable to hacking because they usually lack the technology expertise and site security that larger companies have. They also suffer more if their lack of expertise slows repairs and their ability to get back to work. Business owners can lose significant online traffic and sales if their site lands on blacklists operated by Google and other search engines.Take MetroSeeker.com, an Austin, Texas-based startup that offers online guides to cities’ “personalities,” for instance. The site was down for a week in early June after hackers broke in and pointed all its links to sites selling Viagra. Exactly how hackers got in wasn’t clear, so CEO Ysmay Gray tackled every entry point. In addition to cleaning all links, MetroSeeker erased and rebuilt its server, upgraded its content management software, and revamped how employees log in and change site content. “I’m a little paranoid now,” Gray says.Related: Free Tools for Improving Online SecurityMetroSeeker.com’s recovery required the full-time work of three people and significant help from the company’s hosting service, DreamHost, Gray says. While it achieved a clean bill of health from Google’s Webmaster Tools service more quickly, Web searches triggered a scary warning that “This site may be compromised” for more than three weeks, casting a shadow over the new business, she says. When contacted about the issue, Google said residual “spammy content” in search results caused the warning, but that it would remove it because the spam itself was gone.”A lot of people will have to tangle with [a hack] at some point in time,” laments Maxim Weinstein, executive director of StopBadware. His advice for small companies? “Secure everything.” Here’s how to get started:Keep your software up to date.Hackers aggressively target security flaws in popular Web software such as content management systems and blogging programs so they can attack websites en masse. Stay out of the line of fire by using the latest versions of software and applying security patches promptly.”Sites that get infected and clean up, but don’t fix the vulnerability in their software, just get re-infected,” says Lucas Ballard, a software engineer with Google’s Safe Browsing team. He urges webmasters to address the underlying weakness that enabled the hack, as well as remove hackers’ malicious code from site pages.Related: Keeping Passwords Out of the Hands of HackersUse strong passwords and keep them safe.Using strong passwords is crucial because hackers frequently attempt to crack or steal passwords for web software and FTP servers, which are computers that use the File Transfer Protocol to move web pages and other files to another computer, such as a Web-hosting server. Default, common or predicable passwords can be easily broken.Also make sure to protect your PCs from a virus infection since that can lead to the theft of site passwords. A February 2010 infection in a computer belonging to freelance writer and editor David Congreave allowed hackers to steal his FTP password and plant malware that tried to infect visitors to his sites. Luckily, the malware was buggy, and he noticed the problem immediately. His hosting service, Hostgator, removed the malicious code in hours. Congreave changed his password and began using CuteFTP for more secure file management.Register with Google’s Webmaster Tools.Getting on Google’s blacklist, which is used by the search site and the Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers, can reduce traffic to your site. By registering with Webmaster Tools, you can receive notifications of malware infections immediately, sometimes before blacklisting occurs, so you can get rid of them faster. The service also provides details about the precise problem Google is seeing. That can speed your clean up and your return to Google’s good graces.Get expert help.Companies that are heavily dependent on their websites may want to hire a firm that provides alerts if they get on a blacklist, monitoring for malicious activity, scanning for security vulnerabilities or help with repairs after a hack. Firms that serve smaller companies include Stop the Hacker, SiteLock, Sucuri and Qualys. Prices start at about $90 a year. Businesses that have databases with sensitive customer information connected to their sites should get help building security into their sites and scouring software code for bugs.Related: How to Determine If Cyber Insurance Coverage Is Right for You Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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Watch out for these roadworks affecting your journeys across the area this

first_imgStaffordshire Moorlands Newcastle Borough Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDrivers are being warned to expect traffic and travel delays due to roadworks across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire this coming week. Motorists hitting the roads of Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them – including on major routes such as the M6 motorway, the A500 and the A50. The following roadworks are taking place in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire between Monday September 17 and Sunday September 23. This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. The roadworks likely to cause most disruption are likely to be the closure of the M6 between junction 14 and 15 for up to 24 hours while a bridge is torn down over the weekend (Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23). The list is broken down by local authority area (Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle Borough, Staffordshire Moorlands and Stafford Borough) – with the M6 , A500 and A50 separate because they fall under the remit of Highways England), and a section on roadworks near Uttoxeter for anyone who lives or works in the East Staffordshire town. If you only want information about roadworks in a particular area click the links below, or scroll down for the full lists. All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreRoadworks in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire (Sep 17-Sep 23 2018) Full list of roadworks M6, A500 and A50 Stoke-on-Trent M6 to shut for up to 24 hours Stafford Borough and Uttoxeter South Cheshire M6: The M6 northbound between junctions J19 and J20: Three lanes closed from 21:00 on 19 September 2018 to 05:30 on 20 September 2018 The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J19: Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 17 September 2018 to 19 September 2018. Two lanes closed. The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J19: Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 17 September 2018 to 19 September 2018. Two lanes closed. The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J17: The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J17. From 22:00 on 19 September 2018 to 06:00 on 20 September 2018. Two lanes closed. The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J14: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 17 September 2018 to 19 September 2018 The M6 in both directions between junction 14 and junction 15: closed for up to 24 hours between junction 14 and junction 15 from 8pm on Saturday September 22 until Sunday September 23. Read MoreMajor plans revealed for 1,200 homes, 3,000 jobs and a new SCHOOL on this land A500: The A500 northbound near Audley Turn-off: From 21:00 on 17 September 2018 to 06:00 on 18 September 2018. Two lanes closed The junction of the A50 and the A500: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 September 2018 to 22 September 2018. Two lanes closed. The A500 southbound exit slip to the A50: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 September 2018 to 22 September 2018. Two lanes closed. The A500 northbound exit slip to the A50: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 September 2018 to 22 September 2018. Two lanes closed The A500 southbound entry slip from the A50: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 September 2018 to 22 September 2018. Two lanes closed The A500 northbound entry slip from the A50: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 September 2018 to 22 September 2018. Two lanes closed A50: The A50 eastbound between the A520 and the junction with the A521 Blythe Bridge East: From 20:00 on 17 September 2018 to 05:00 on 19 September 2018. Two lanes closed The A50 eastbound exit slip to the A522: Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 17 September 2018 to 21 September 2018 The A50 eastbound entry slip from the A522: Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 17 September 2018 to 21 September 2018 Read MoreMother and two babies rescued after car leaves A50 Stoke-on-Trent: Abbey Hulton: Two way traffic signals on Abbots Road from September 11 until September 17 Abbey Hulton: Multi-way traffic lights on Leek Road from September 3 until October 12. Bentilee: Two way traffic lights on Dividy Road between numbers 101 and 171 from September 7 until November 8. Bucknall: Two way traffic signals on Eaves Lane near Bucknall Church from September 20 until September 24 Bucknall: Two way signals on Werrington Road from September 19 until September 21 Chell: Roadworks and road closures on St Michael’s Road from September 13 until September 18. Cliffe Vale: Give and take traffic control on B5045 Shearer Street near the junction with Shelton New Road from September 17 until September 19 Fegg Hayes: Roadworks and road closures on Peterfields Road from September 3 until September 18. Fenton: Duke Street closed around the railway bridge from 8am until 4pm Hanford: Multi-way traffic lights on New Inn Lane at the junction of Trentley Road on September 21 Hanley: Lane closure on Bethesda Street in Hanley from September 13 until September 19 Hanley: Roadworks and road closures on Lichfield Street from September 17 until September 21 Hanley: Give and take traffic control on Potteries Way near junction with Broad Street from September 13 until September 17 Hanley: Roadworks and road closure on Slippery Lane until September 20 Hartshill: Give and take traffic control on Shelton New Road from September 14 until September 18. Longton: Roadworks and Road closure on Commerce Street and Market Place from June 7 until October 29 Longton: Roadworks and road closures on Spring Garden Road at junction with Trentham Road until September 24 Longton: Multi-way traffic lights on Times Square until October 29 Milton: Give and take traffic control on Millrise Road between September 14 and September 20 Shelton: Ashford Street closed until November 10 Shelton: Multi-way traffic lights on Station Road until September 30 Stoke: Roadworks and road closure on A5006 Campbell Road from September 20 until October 1 Stoke: Delays possible due to scaffolding on Church Street until September 30 Stoke: Lane closure on Shelton Old Road near junction with Floyd Street from September 13 until September 26 Trent Vale: Carriageway incursion on Campbell Road near Stone Road Business Park from September 13 until September 17. Trent Vale: Give and take traffic control on the A34 Newcastle Road from September 13 until September 17 Trent Vale: Lane Closure on A34 Stone Road near Riverside Road from August 13 until October 5 Trentham: Multi-way traffic lights on Barlaston Old Road from September 12 until September 19 Tunstall: Roadworks and road closures on Forster Street from September 9 until September 23 Tunstall: Multi-way traffic lights on Madison Street near junction with High Street from September 20 until September 24 Tunstall: Roadworks and road closures on Lascelles Street from September 10 until November 2 Read MoreAaron Nixon inquest: Friend claims dad was ‘chucked in’ fishing pool during attack Newcastle Borough: Baldwins Gate: Multi-way traffic lights on A53 Newcastle Road near junction with A51 from September 14 until September 18. Balterley: Road closures and roadworks on B5500 Waggon Road between Peel Avenue and Deans Lane (over the M6) – 24 hour closures from September 7 until September 10 and September 14 and September 17. Bradwell: Multi-way traffic lights on Bradwell Lane at junction with Clare Avenue from September 19 until September 21 Bradwell: Two way traffic lights along Bradwell Lane until November 30 Cross Heath: Roadworks and road closures on A34 Liverpool Road near junction of Lower Milehouse Lane until October 12. Kidsgrove: Give and take traffic control on The Avenue in Clough Hall from September 20 until September 24 Madeley: Two way traffic lights on New Road from September 19 until September 29 Madeley Park: Two way traffic signals on Manor Road near entrance to Farcroft from September 14 until September 18. May Bank: Two way traffic signals on Basford Park Road near May Bank Infants School from September 7 until September 13. Mow Cop: Roadworks/road closure on Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop from the junction of Mow Cop Road from September 17 until October 26 Near M6: Multi-way traffic signals at junction of B5500 Nantwich Road at junction with Limbrick Road until October 12 Newcastle: Multi-way signals on Keele Road near Orme Road from September 13 until September 17. Newcastle: Roadworks and lane closure on Barracks Road from September 14 until September 18. Newcastle: Roadworks and lane closure on Barracks Road on September 20 Newcastle: Roadworks and lane closure on Brunswick Street from September 14 until September 18. Newcastle: Roadworks and lane closure on Brunswick Street on September 21 Newcastle: Multi-way traffic lights on Etruria Road near the junction with The Avenue from September 16 until September 23 Newcastle: Roadworks and lane closure on London Road outside Holy Trinity Community Centre from September 17 until September 19. Newcastle: Roadworks and road closure on Milborne Drive until October 5. Newcastle: Two way traffic lights on Tansey Way from September 19 until September 25 Newcastle: Roadworks and road closure on Whitfield Avenue until October 9. Porthill: Two way traffic lights on High Street from September 20 until September 24 Porthill: Multi-way traffic signals on Oakland Avenue and Inglewood Drive from September 17 until October 12 Silverdale: Multi-way traffic lights on High Street from junction with Mill Street to Parkfields Close from September 7 until October 18 Silverdale: Roadworks and Road closure on Hollywood Lane until March 20 2019 Silverdale: Multi-way traffic signals on Mill Street from the junction with Newcastle Street to the junction with High Street from August 29 until September 25. Silverdale: Roadworks and road closure on Park Road from September 11 until September 17 Read MoreThe jobs you can apply for RIGHT NOW at intu Potteries Staffordshire Moorlands: Biddulph: Multi-way traffic signals on Hurst Road near junction of Hurst Road and Grange Road from Septrember 17 until September 28 Biddulph: Two way traffic signals on Station Road from September 17 until September 21 Biddulph: Two way traffic signals on St Johns Road from September 18 until September 20 Biddulph: Roadworks and road closure on Troughstones Road from August 13 until October 15 Blythe Bridge: Two way traffic lights on Cheadle Road opposite Fairhaven from September 17 until September 21 Blythe Bridge: Temporary closure of Stallington Road for level crossing test from 7am until 2pm on September 23 Brown Edge: Roadworks and road closure on Edgefields Lane from outside Keepers Cottage to junction of Moss Hill on September 20 Brown Edge: Roadworks and road closure on Willfield Lane from outside Moss Hill bungalow to junction of Moss Hill on September 20 Brown Lees: Roadworks and Road Closure on Brown Lees Road opposite number 143 from September 17 until September 21 Calton: Two way traffic lights on Back Lane from outside Ivy Cottage to outside Pales Corner Farmhouse from September 18 to September 26 Calton Moor: Two light traffic signals on A52 Ashbourne Road from Fleece House to Old Post Office on September 20 Draycott in the Moors: Multi-way traffic signals on Breach Lane on September 20 Draycott in the Moors: Two way traffic lights on Draycott Road, Totmonslow outside the Spinney on September 17 Draycott in the Moors: Carriageway incursion on Uttoxeter Road on September 17 from Swallow View to Rock Hollow Endon: Multi-way traffic signals on A53 Leek Road from September 3 until September 17 Endon: Two way traffic signals on A53 Leek Road from September 19 until September 21 Forsbrook: Two way traffic signals on Dilhorne Road from August 28 until September 19 Ipstones: Roadworks and road closure on Belmont Road from September 19 until September 24 Kingsley Holt: Roadworks and road closure on Lockwood Road until September 17 Leek: Multi-way traffic signals on Abbotts Road from September 10 until October 26 Leek: Multi-way traffic lights on Broad Street at the junction with Hartington Street from September 21 until September 25 Leek: Carriageway incursion on Broad Street near junction with King Street from September 13 until September 17 Leek: Multi-way traffic signals at junction of Ball Haye Green, Haregate Road and Novi Lane from September 10 until October 26 Leek: Temporary traffic lights on Southbank Street near junctions with London Street, Shoobridge Street, Leonard Street and Westfields from September 10 until October 12. Roughcote: Two way traffic lights on A520 Leek Road opposite Little Blyth farm from September 10 until September 17 Rudyard: Multi-way traffic lights on B5331 Rudyard Road at junction with Green Lane from September 19 until September 20. Rushton Spencer: Some carriageway incursion on Macclesfield Road opposite Smithy Cottages from September 13 until September 17 Stockton Brook: Two way traffic signals on A53 Leek Road near Trinity Court Club from September 18 until September 20 Stockton Brook: Roadworks and road closure on Moss Hill from junction with Edgefields Lane to outside Bryn Euryn on September 20 Swinscoe: Two way traffic signals on Town End Lane opposite Fairbrook on September 20 Whiston: Black Lane closed for work to be carried out on disused railway bridge from September 17 until October 26 Read MoreBravery medal was sold to replace stolen war memorial plaque Stafford Borough: A34: Lane closure on A34 from Monkey Forest Island to M6 J14 Island from September 17 until October 8 Chartley: Two way traffic lights on Uttoxeter Road near Park Cottage from September 20 until September 24. Darlaston: Carriageway incursion due to roadworks at Darlaston Roundabout at junction with A51 North from September 13 until September 17 Derrington: Roadworks and road closure on Long Lane between Dale Lane and Handfords Cottage from August 28 until November 19 Meaford: Two way traffic signals on Meaford Road between the junction with the Fillybrooks and Tower Road from June 11 until September 17 Meaford: Multi-way traffic lights on Meaford Road from September 12 until September 25 at the roundabout of Meaford Road and Tower Road Meaford: Two way signals on Rookery Lane from September 12 until September 25 Meir Heath: Two way traffic signals on B5029 Grindley Lane outside number 256 on September 21 Salt: Stop/go boards on Salt Road near junction from Hall Farm Crescent from September 17 until September 19 Stafford: Temporary traffic lights on Beaconside until April 2019 Stafford: Burton Bank Lane Footway closed until October 18 (over M6). Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Baswich Lane near the canal bridge from September 10 until December 14 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Cannock Road opposite number 41 from September 10 until September 21 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Castle Bank, opposite number 43, from September 14 until September 18 Stafford: Give or take traffic control on Common Road from September 14 until September 18 Stafford: Two way traffic signals on Gaol Road from number 38A until 50 from September 17 until September 19 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Marston Road outside number 165 from September 19 until September 25 Stafford: Give and take traffic control on Newport Road in Stafford from September 14 until September 18 (opposite number 73) Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Newport Road outside number 32 from September 18 until October 1 Stafford: Lane closure on Queensway from September 21 until September 25 Stafford: Stop/Go boards on Radford Bank near Radford Rise from September 14 until September 17 Stafford: Multi-way traffic lights on Sandon Road at the junction with Astonfields Road from September 17 until September 28 Stafford: Roadworks and road closures on Shakespeare Road, Coleridge Drive, Tennyson Road and Somerset Road from August 6 until November 9 Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Thorneyfields Lane in Castle Bank over M6 until April 2019 Stafford: Multi-way traffic signals on Tixall Road in Tixall near the junction with Blackheath Lane from September 10 until September 21 Stafford: Give or take traffic control on Weeping Cross from September 14 until September 18 Stafford: Give or take traffic control Weeping Cross from September 22 until September 24 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Wolverhampton Road from September 14 until September 18 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Weston Road from September 13 until September 17 Stafford: Give and take traffic control on Weston Road from September 17 until September 19 Stone: Roadworks and some overnight closures at Aston Roundabout from August 20 until November 2 Stone: Two way traffic signals on Brooms Road in Stone from June 12 until September 17 Stone: Two way signals on Eccleshall Road between Walton and the M6 from September 20 until October 3 Stone: Stop and go boards on Mercer Avenue from September 18 until September 20 Stone: Carriageway incursion on Newcastle Road from September 14 until September 18 Stone: Multi-way traffic lights on Uttoxeter Road from junction of Lichfield Road to Stocks Lane from September 3 until September 17 Stone: Two way traffic signals on Yarnfield Lane from September 17 until September 19 Sugnall: Two way traffic signals on Eccleshall Road near Milestone Cottage from September 13 until September 17 Weston: Carriageway incursion on Stafford Road near junction with Old School Close from September 13 until September 17 Woodseaves: Roadworks and road closure on A519 Newport Road from August 13 until October 22 Read MoreTourist, 27, arrested in Turkey after attack ‘left woman barely recognisable’ Uttoxeter and surrounding areas: Hollington: Two way traffic signals on Main Road outside the Old Smithy from March 14 until December 4. Rocester: Stop/go boards on Mill Street from September 14 until September 18 Uttoxeter: Carriageway incursion on Stafford Road opposite Hockley Road from September 14 until September 18 Uttoxeter: Multi-way traffic signals on Uttoxeter Road from the junction with the A522 New Road and Bentley Road to the access to the JCB World Parts Centre until November 18. South Cheshire: Alsager: Roadworks and road closure on Clowes Road from September 21 until September 25 Alsager: Multi-way traffic lights on B5077 Crewe Road in Alsager from September 19 until September 30 Alsager: Roadworks and road closure on Hassall Road from Chancery Lane and Crewe Road to Church Road and Dunnocksfold Road from September 17 until September 20. Alsager: Multi-way signals on Heath End Road from August 17 until September 21 Alsager: Give and take traffic control on Ivy Lane on September 21 Alsager: Multi-way traffic lights on Linley Road at the junction with Linley Lane from September 3 until October 5. Alsager: Stop/go boards on Nursery Road on September 18 Alsager: Multi-way traffic signals on Pikemere Road from August 6 until October 12 Arclid: Stop/go boards on A50 Newcastle Road from Arclid Signals to Smallwood Signals from September 19 until September 20 Baddington: Two way lights on A530 Baddington Lane on September 21 Bosley: Two way temporary traffic lights on the A523 Leek Road outside Boggins Hill from September 13 until September 21. Bosley: Two way traffic lights on Tunstall Road near Bosley Wood Treatment until February 2019. Brereton Heath: Two way traffic signals on A54 Holmes Chapel Road at the junction with Lyndale Road from September 17 until September 21 Congleton: Carriageway incursion on Back Lane near junction of Longdown Road from August 20 until October 1. Congleton: Carriageway incursion on Back Lane from September 17 until September 21 Congleton: Carriageway incursion on Back Lane near Travis Perkins from September 20 until September 27 Congleton: Give and take traffic control on Boundary Lane outside number 102 from September 12 until September 18 Congleton: Roadworks on Macclesfield Road on A536 until September 30 Congleton: Two way traffic signals on A34 Manchester Road near entrance to Jones Homes from September 19 until September 21 Congleton: Roadworks and road closure on North Street from September 17 until September 21 Congleton: Roadworks and road closure on Waggs Road near the junction with Swan Street from September 13 until September 17 Congleton: Carriageway incurision on West Street near The Lion and Swan from September 12 until September 25 Crewe: Two way traffic lights on Church Lane in Wistaston from September 17 until September 19 Crewe: Ongoing roadworks at Crewe Green Roundabout until December 1 Crewe: Lane closure on A534 Crewe Road near Nantwich Road roundabout from September 13 until September 19 Crewe: Give and take traffic control on Dane Bank Avenue from September 10 until September 21 Crewe: Multi-way traffic signals on Davenport Avenue from September 10 until October 22 near junction with Gresty Road Crewe: Road closure on Gresty Lane outside number 2 from September 13 until September 19 Crewe: Two way traffic signals on Gresty Road from September 17 until September 19 Crewe: Roadworks and road closure on Marley Avenue from September 13 until September 19 Crewe: Roadworks on Maw Green Road until October 31 Crewe: Multi-way traffic signals at junction Middlewich Road/Wistaston Green Road from July 23 until October 25. Crewe: Roadworks and road closure on Moreton Road from September 17 until September 21 Crewe: Two way traffic signals on Stewart Street outside number 45 on September 19 Crewe: Two way traffic signals on A532 West Street near number 497 from September 22 until September 23 Crewe: Multi-way traffic signals on A532 Weston Road in Crewe outside Hampton House from September 23 until September 25 Crewe: Road closures around A5078 Wistaston Road from September 22 until November 11 Crewe: Two way traffic signals on Wistaston Green Road near Handforth House from September 18 until September 21 Haslington: Multi-way lights on The Dingle near Repton Drive from September 13 until September 17 Hassall: Two way traffic signals on Hassall Moss from September 14 until September 18 Key Green: Roadworks and road closure on Crouch Lane between September 17 and September 21 Mow Cop: Roadworks/road closure on Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop from the junction of Mow Cop Road from September 17 until October 26 Nantwich: Give and take traffic control on Audlem Road from July 30 until September 28 Nantwich: Carriageway incursion on Chester Road, Action near Acton Primary School on September 18 Nantwich: Give and take traffic control on Chester Road near Acton Primary School from September 20 until September 21 Nantwich: Roadworks and road closure at on Crewe Road near London Road Roundabout on September 22 Nantwich: Roadworks and road closure on A534 Cuckoo Lane from Wrexham Road to Chester Road from September 22 until September 23 Nantwich: Roadworks and road closure on London Road near sub station from August 27 until September 17 Nantwich: Traffic control and two way signals on Shrewbridge Road outside Shrewbridge Lodge from September 11 until September 18 Nantwich: Two way traffic controls on Welshmans Lane near Greenabank from September 14 until September 20 Nantwich: Two way traffic lights on Wynbunbury Lane near Oaklea Farm until September 18 Newbold Astbury: Road closure on Gorse Lane near junction with Dodds Lane from September 13 until September 19 North Rode: Multi-way traffic lights on A536 Congleton Road from September 19 until September 20 Odd Rode: Roadworks and road closure on Dumber Lane at Mow Cop level crossing from September 22 until September 23 Radway Green: Multi-way traffic lights on B5077 Butterton Lane from opposite Corner Cottage to Nursery Road on September 18 Radway Green: Carriageway incursions on B5078 Radway Green Road from September 13 until September 17 Rode Heath: Roadworks and road closure on Heath Avenue from September 15 until September 17 Rode Heath: Give and take traffic control on A533 Sandbach Road from September 14 until September 18 Sandbach: Carriageway incursion on Bradwall Road from September 11 until September 19 Sandbach: Carriageway incursion on Bradwall Road from September 17 until September 19 at the junction of Wesley Road Sandbach: Two way lights on A534 Congleton Road near Green Street from July 23 until September 28 Sandbach: Carriageway incursion on Crewe Road outside number 116 from September 12 until September 18 Sandbach: Some carriageway incursion on London Road outside Wilkinson from September 19 until September 20 Sandbach: Carriageway incursion on A533 Middlewich Road outside number 227 from September 12 until September 18 Sandbach: Give and take traffic control on Moss Lane from September 14 until September 18 Scholar Green: Two way traffic lights on A34 Congleton Road North near number 247 from September 12 until September 18 Scholar Green: Two way traffic lights on Spring Bank on September 18 Wildboarclough: A54 Buxton Road closed in both directions until November 4. Willaston: Two-way signals on Crewe Road near the Peacock Hotel on September 17 Winterley: Stop/go boards on Crewe Road outside number 326 on September 19 Read MoreThis one-time town centre cafe is now a pub (…and YOU can get 10 per cent off a pint!) Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterBelmond has revealed plans for its new island-chic hideaway, Belmond Cap Juluca, and is now taking first reservations.Belmond Cap Juluca is the first property to be fully reimagined under the brand’s ambitious growth strategy and is scheduled to welcome guests from 17 November 2018. Through timeless and sophisticated art direction, the resort will be restored to its legendary status and support Belmond’s brand position for offering authentic escapes that connect guests with nature and local culture.For sanctuary seekersLocated in the British West Indies on the shores of Anguilla – Belmond Cap Juluca offers a sanctuary for total escapism. Beautifully appointed accommodations extend across the secluded cove of Maundays Bay and open onto pristine white sands just steps from the Caribbean Sea.A new era of beach-chic glamour and laid back luxury is introduced to the resort with a sea view infinity-edge pool and rustic beach bar The Cap Shack and elegant restaurants. Colourful botanicals and indigenous plants spill in from the tropical surrounds and blend with new designs that embrace old world travel and new world comforts; embracing its access to one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.Perched on the property’s private headland, nestled in manicured gardens and offering panoramic views of crystal blue waters is the new Spa and Fitness Centre. A ‘disappearing spa’, designed to blend into the landscape – it is the only spa of its kind on the island to offer intimate access to nature away from resort life. A place to exercise, relax and unwind, the spa will boast a yoga pavilion, gym and seven all-suite treatment villas – with private terraces and seating by the sea.Healing watersOffering new levels of waterfront luxury is the show-stopping CAP’s Cool Pool and new outdoor terrace featuring an infinity-edge pool, shaded botanical courtyard and spacious tree-lined sunbathing decks. Guests will for the first time in the property’s history have the best of both worlds – a chance to dine and socialise by the pool whilst taking in the mesmerising beach views.The naturally healing powers of the sea are complemented by locally harvested Anguillan salt that features in bathroom amenities and signature spa treatments.Wining and diningBelmond Cap Juluca will be at the heart of the diverse gastronomy scene on the island – championing locally sourced seafood, freshly prepared healthy Caribbean and Anguillan cuisine and world-class international flavours.The reinvigorated Pimms restaurant is an invitation to dine on authentic Caribbean classics and Anguillan delicacies in relaxed surroundings. A taste of the world of Belmond, through dishes inspired by the world-famous CIP’s Club in Venice can be enjoyed at the casual all day dining restaurant, CIPs by Cipriani. Freshly squeezed fruit juices, smoothies and light bites are on offer at the fashionable new Maundays Lounge and Pool Terrace and by night, service turns to sophisticated ceviche and tapas as the rum cocktails flow.The epitome of barefoot luxury is the resort’s rustic beach bar and playful seat in the sand – The Cap Shack – located on a remote stretch of Maundays Bay and open to island dwellers and seafarers alike. Creatively mixed rum punches, catch of the day and barbecue beach tapas are served from a food truck to sun-kissed revellers as the sound of live calypso and reggae fills the night skies.Rooms and suitesSpread across Belmond Cap Juluca’s secluded crescent-shaped cove and located just steps from the white sandy shores, are 113 newly appointed guest rooms and suites – all with large private verandas or balconies. The interiors honour laidback island life with space to read, dine and dream away the hours in comfort. Many of the accommodations boast large bathrooms that overlook walled botanical courtyards, complete with private seating area. The three- and five-bedroom private villas offer more space for families and groups of friends to embrace island living and feature high-spec kitchens, large dining areas and private pools. Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgExcitement is growing about rumours that more concrete plans for such jets will be unveiled at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow next month.According to articles in The Times, NASA scientists have been working with a number of aerospace companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Gulfstream, to build a plane that can fly its passengers from London to Sydney in just four hours.Deemed, ‘Son of Concorde’ such a jet would be around four times faster than today’s speediest aircraft, and could be ready for take off by 2020. The biggest hurdle is silencing the ‘sonic boom’ produced by supersonic aircraft such as Concorde. It was so noisy that it was banned from flying at supersonic speeds over land by international law.Like its Anglo-French predecessor, a seat on a supersonic jet would probably be pricey and aimed at business travellers, at least to begin with, so for the next decade at least, it’s likely that if you want to fly to Australia from the UK, you’ll still be looking at a twenty-something-hour haul.Meanwhile, the race for flights to space continues…ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedChip-fat fuelled planes, Supersonic Jets, and the DreamlinerChip-fat fuelled planes, Supersonic Jets, and the DreamlinerFree things to do in the world’s most expensive citiesForget what you’ve heard, these expensive cities don’t require a big budget – we’ve found 12 free activities in 12 of the world’s most expensive cities. Plus, we’ve found you a budget hotel and cheap flights too. 1. Singapore – fly from £389 Photo credit: Michelle Karam Singapore Botanic Gardens…How to get over jet lag: 14 tips for beating timezone tirednessWhy do we get jet lag? How can we make adjusting to new time zones simpler and how can we help our bodies cope with the effects of long-haul flights? Whether you’re heading off on a bargain break to Orlando or you’ve found a great deal on a cheap holiday…last_img read more

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NEW YORK NY – Every round of the NFL draft will

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Every round of the NFL draft will air on network television next month for the first time as Fox will simulcast the NFL Network’s coverage of Days 1 and 2 and ESPN’s coverage of Day 3 will be shown on ABC.ESPN’s “College GameDay” will air live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on April 26-27. It is previewing the first two days of the draft as part of the network’s college football-themed coverage of the first round on ESPN2. Analyst Kirk Herbstreit will be part of ESPN’s first-round coverage, replacing Jon Gruden.The first round of the draft airs in prime time on April 26. Rounds 2 and 3 are held April 27. The draft concludes with Rounds 4 through 7 on April 28.Fox analysts will be part of the NFL Network’s draft coverage for the first time, including Troy Aikman in Round 1, working with NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah, and Stanford football coach David Shaw. FOX college football analyst Joel Klatt will be part of the coverage of Rounds 1 through 3.___More AP NFL: https://pro32.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Entire NFL draft to air on network TV for 1st time by The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2018 11:59 am PDT Last Updated Mar 21, 2018 at 12:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Rebranded Cyprus Airways completes inaugural flight

first_imgRebranded Cyprus Airways on Thursday carried out its first flight to Athens, as previously announced.The Airbus A319 aircraft landed at Athens’ international airport at 4.45pm, according to a press release.On the tarmac, the aircraft was greeted with a water arch.Cyprus Airways will initially fly to Athens twice a week, and four times a week as of June 1.Ticket fares for the Larnaca-Athens return trip start from €97, all taxes and surcharges included. Tickets may be purchased online from the webpage cyprusairways.com, by calling Cyprus Airways at +357 24000053, or through a travel agent.Cyprus Airways offers two categories of fares, Basic and Flex.As of May, the airline will be flying to five other destinations: Munich, Prague, Stuttgart, Zurich and Verona.In July 2016, Charlie Airlines Ltd, a Cyprus-registered company, won a public competition for the right to use the trademark Cyprus Airways for 10 years.The company, which is based at Larnaca International Airport, launched flights in June 2017 to four destinations.You May LikeBleuBloom.com15 Places You Need to Visit Before You DieBleuBloom.comUndoHeywiseQUIZ: Which Game of Thrones Character Are You?HeywiseUndoGood FoodIf You Eat Onion Every Day, This Can Happen to Your BodyGood FoodUndo Fresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoNew York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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