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first_img CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: George Street A section of George Street, near the Highway 125 overpass, will be reduced to one lane at various times for the construction of a new overpass. Work will take place until Jan. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 DIGBY COUNTY: Dick Theriault Road The bridge on Dick Theriault Road, about two kilometres southeast of the Old DAR Railway crossing, is closed for repairs. There is no detour. Transportation officials will be on site 24 hours a day until the bridge is repaired. Local Area Office: 902-769-2192 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until Thursday, March 31, for replacement. A detour is available from Shinimicas Road to the east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to the west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Mines Bass River Road Mines Bass River Road will be closed for bridge repairs until Monday, Jan. 31. A detour route is available on East and West Montrose Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-5785 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337, Canal Bridge During construction of a new Canal Bridge on Main Street, Antigonish, traffic on Route 337 is being rerouted to a temporary detour bridge. The temporary bridge will be in place until Tuesday, May 31. Signs and traffic signals are on site. Local Area Office: 902-863-7387 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Eben Fulton Bridge Eben Fulton Bridge, 80 metres east from Route 289 on the Brookfield/Dean Road, will be closed to repair the steel superstructure and timber deck until Friday, Feb. 4. A detour is in place. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Two temporary intersections are now in use on Highway 104, Trans-Canada Highway, near Sutherlands River. One is located about 70 metres west of the Exit 27A intersection. To access Trunk 4, use this temporary intersection. The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. To access School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, use this temporary intersection. They will be used until summer. Local Area Office: 902-755-7184 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hubbards Bridge Hubbards Bridge located on Trunk 3 will be closed to traffic for replacement of the bridge until Friday, Feb. 11. A detour is available on Shankle Road. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Traffic on Corsen Bridge on the Cabot Trail, two kilometres south of Ingonish, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 -30-last_img read more


first_imgQuadruple Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah has issued an urgent plea for help in support of Save the Children’s East Africa Food Crisis Appeal.The long-distance athlete, who recently secured his legacy as Britain’s greatest distance runner of all time at the Rio 2016 Olympics, is named today as an Ambassador for Save the Children and his first appeal is to raise awareness of the looming famine in East Africa.Mo, who spent the early years of his life in Somalia and has family living in some of the worst affected areas, has become deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating crisis. Speaking today in a video appeal for Save the Children, he said that he is devastated by the news that around one million Somali children are predicted to become malnourished this year, with almost 200,000 at risk of death from severe acute malnutrition.The four-time Olympic Gold medal winner said: “I’m completely devastated – this shouldn’t be happening in 2017. The drought is really bad and there are millions of children at risk of starvation. I was born in Somalia and it breaks my heart to hear stories of how families are suffering. We have to act now; millions of lives are at stake – and young children are especially vulnerable.”The drought is one of the worst in living memory and could be even more catastrophic than a 2011 famine which claimed thousands of lives. Livestock are dying, crops are failing and thousands of children are severely malnourished. With poor rains expected this month, the situation is only set to get worse.Mo continued: “As a father of four, it hurts to see children without food and water, but this is a reality being faced by parents in East Africa right now. I’m urging the generous British public to dig deep and donate whatever they can to Save the Children so they can reach the people who need vital aid. We can make a difference if we come together as a country, as a nation and as a team – we can change lives.”As many as 20 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid in East Africa. Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan and the crisis is worsening in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. As with any humanitarian emergency, children are the ones who suffer the most.The Mo Farah Foundation has donated £100,000 to Save the Children to provide lifesaving healthcare and nutrition to children affected by the devastating impact of the drought in Somaliland.Please join Mo and donate now so that Save the Children can provide food, water, medicine and other life-saving essentials to children in the worst-affected areas.Donate online at: savethechildren.org.uk/eastafricaaid.last_img read more


first_imgIman Kassam APTN National NewsA unique northern film festival took to the screen over the weekend.Dead North showcased works of horror and science fiction.Twenty films from the three northern territories were shown.last_img


first_imgAPTN News Conservative leader Andrew Scheer claims he only learned this week about Sen. Lynn Beyak’s letters of support regarding her stance on Indian residential schools that she posted on her Senate website.But an email dated September 15 from a residential school survivor provided to APTN News, indicates that Scheer’s office was tipped off about the “support letters.”Sen. Larry Smith, the Conservative leader in the Senate was also sent the email.“I am disappointed that my email back in September was ignored,” said Garnet Angeconeb. “They knew all along she had those ‘support letters’ on her Parliamentary website.”Scheer removed Beyak from the Conservative caucus late Thursday, not for posting the letters, but for not removing them after he asked her do to so according to a statement.“I demanded Senator Beyak remove this content from her website. She refused,” Scheer said.Scheer mentioned one comment in a letter was particularly offensive.“To suggest that indigenous Canadians are lazy compared to other Canadians, is simply racist,” he said.A spokesman for Scheer said his office gets 1,000 to 2,500 “pieces of correspondence” a week and it usually takes four to six months for people to get a response.“We have about four or five staff members who are tasked with strictly doing that,” said Jake Enwright. “They work very, very hard to answer these inquiries as quickly as possible.”Enwright maintained Scheer learned of the letters Jan. 2 and that Angeconeb’s email was in the que to receive a response.“To continue to use a government paid website to push personal idealogy (sic), it only appears her caucus continues to allow her to spew out nonsensical and uninformed rhetoric,” Angeconeb wrote in mid-September.news@aptn.calast_img read more


President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing Sri Lankan diplomats at a workshop in Diyatalawa today, said that it was important to maintain good relations with Sri Lanka’s neighbors.The President’s office quoted the President as saying that now was the time for Asia and the world was also watching the Asian region. The President also said that the world has recognized the fact that Sri Lanka has achieved peace after 30 years of war and there is no state of emergency, no high security zones, no landmines and no checkpoints. He also reminded the diplomats that they are not ones who just wave the Sri Lankan flag but rather are part of that flag. He said that the people who suffered for 30 long years due to terrorism are now enjoying the fruits of peace as normalcy has been restored.All Sri Lankan Ambassadors and High Commissioners posted at missions overseas are attending the two day workshop. read more


“Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected at this difficult time. We assure the Government and the people of Ghana, Sri Lanka’s firm solidarity at this time of national mourning,” the statement said. The death toll from the Wednesday night blast in Accra is expected to go up, President John Mahama said Friday.The explosion occurred as hundreds huddled under the cover of the gas station and nearby shops to stay dry. A leak at the station sparked the explosion, which spread to a pharmacy and other nearby businesses, Mahama said in a statement. The Government said it was deeply saddened by the tragic deaths that occurred as a result of a fire that erupted in a petrol station in Accra at a time when the people of Ghana were already traumatized and trying to cope with torrential rain and floods.A Foreign Ministry statement said that Sri Lanka offers its condolences to the families of the victims of this tragedy. CNN reported that the explosion killed 150 people after it hit a gas station crowded with residents seeking shelter from heavy rains. read more


Then-freshman forward Maddy Humphrey (left) pushes the ball upfield during a game against Iowa Oct. 19, 2014 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 4-2.Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State field hockey team hopes to keep its momentum when it faces off against another team that is undefeated in conference play, No. 8 Maryland, this week.Coming off a 2-1 double overtime victory last week against Penn State, the Buckeyes are now 2-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 2011 and 6-3 overall. Maryland (8-3, 3-0) — which is coming off a 5-1 victory against Michigan State on Sunday — currently sits in a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten alongside OSU and Indiana. The Terrapins have combined to score 38 goals so far this season, 20 of which have come off penalty corners.Coach Anne Wilkinson said her team has put forth a lot of effort in practice this week and that it will show on the turf Friday.“At the end of the day it’s about who steps up and shows up on the field,” Wilkinson said. “I think with the hard work that our team put in this week, we’ll be prepared and ready to compete.”As proof of their effort, the Buckeyes continue to rack up Big Ten Player of the Week honors. Sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro, senior forward Peanut Johnson and, most recently, sophomore back Caroline Rath have all taken home the title so far this season. Johnson, who has 15 points on six goals along with three assists, said the team’s dedication and spirit give them an upper hand in succeeding on the field.“Everyone’s just on their A-Game,” Johnson said. “The fact that freshmen, sophomores, juniors are all playing with so much heart is just really what’s setting this season apart from all the others.”Coming into Friday’s game winning five of its last six, OSU is averaging 2.50 goals per game with 23 goals total. Alongside the strong offense, the Buckeyes’ defense leads the conference with 65 total saves. Tamburro — who tallied a season-high 11 saves versus Penn State — said the defense has found its flow on the field and is finally meshing together. “The defense has been working amazing together, we’ve made so much progress since the beginning of the season,” Tamburro said. “We’re all open with each other, the communication and trust has definitely come together.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to face off against the Terrapins on Friday at Buckeye Varsity Field at 3:30 p.m.Coach’s cornerWilkinson and Maryland coach Missy Meharg used to be teammates at the University of Delaware on both the field hockey and lacrosse teams. Looking forwardFollowing their contest against Maryland, the Buckeyes will continue Big Ten play against Rutgers at home. The game is set for Oct. 9, with faceoff being scheduled for 3:30 p.m at Buckeye Varsity Field. read more


Ohio State’s redshirt senior Blake Leeson anticipates to block a George Mason attempt at the game against on Jan. 18 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Senior Reporter.In a near identical match to Thursday’s five-set thriller, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team closed out the regular season, and its tenure at St. John Arena, downing Ball State in five sets, 19-25, 25-17, 15-25, 25-23 and 15-9. The Buckeyes (10-18, 5-9 MIVA) tallied 6.5 blocks and 21 kills to win the final two sets in a comeback victory despite being both out-blocked 10 to 8.5 and out-killed 51 to 50  by the Cardinals (15-13, 6-7 MIVA). In both matches on Thursday and Saturday, Ohio State fell in the first and third sets, setting up a fourth-and-fifth-set comeback. Head coach Pete Hanson said the Buckeyes’ early struggles have a lot to do with team confidence. “Once we’ve kind of let the jitters die down or let our anxieties flow away because we’re getting tired, then we settle in,” Hanson said. “We’re trying to do too much too early.” With Ball State holding a 13-12 lead in the first set, senior middle blocker Parker Swartz struck a kill and two aces, extending the Cardinals’ advantage to four. Despite an ace by Ohio State senior setter Sanil Thomas and kills by redshirt senior middle blocker Blake Leeson and freshman outside hitter Sean Ryan, Ball State used kills by Swartz and junior outside attacker Matt Szews, as well as Ohio State errors to hold the Buckeyes off in the first set, 25-19. Swartz finished with a team-high four aces, adding nine kills, two digs and three block assists. Junior outside hitter Blake Reardon led the Cardinals with 14 kills, also contributing an ace, two digs and three block assists. Down two sets to one, Ohio State stormed back in the fourth set. After falling behind 9-4 early, the Buckeyes exploded for scoring runs of three and five points, including an ace by freshman middle blocker Ethan Talley, kills by sophomore opposite hitter Jake Hanes and junior outside hitter Reese Devilbiss and two blocks, taking a 15-12 lead. Despite a late surge by Ball State, Ohio State held the Cardinals’ attack at bay, holding onto a two-point lead en route to a 25-23 fourth set victory, ensuring a fifth and final set. Devilbiss ended with 14 kills, a dig and four block assists. Hanes led the Buckeyes with 19 kills and two aces, adding three digs and three block assists. His two aces came as part of a five-ace second set, establishing a foundation for the Buckeyes’ comeback victory three sets later. Ohio State brought its fourth-set momentum into the fifth set, using a five-point run to take a 10-5 lead from three Ball State attack errors and two blocks featuring Devilbiss, Talley and Thomas. Kills by Reardon and junior middle blocker Lemuel Turner helped the Cardinals cut into Ohio State’s lead, but three kills by Hanes, Leeson and redshirt sophomore outside hitter Tyler Alter snuffed out the comeback attempt, leaving the Buckeyes victorious in the fifth set, 15-9, and the match, 3-2. Leeson, a senior who played in his final regular season match for the Buckeyes Saturday night, said this was a special win for him. “I’m just so proud of the guys and to go out and put [St. John Arena] to bed with a win against a team that usually gives us a lot of trouble was a great feeling,” Leeson said. “I wouldn’t have it any other way.” Ohio State will return to action in the MIVA tournament Saturday against No. 10 Loyola Chicago in Chicago. read more


Adriatic World Young Female handball player ← Previous Story ADRIATIC World Young goalkeeper 2015/2016? Next Story → BEACH HANDBALL WCH 2016: Best ever on Margit-sziget Members of the Jury:Patrick Andersen (Denmark, hbold.dk)Laura Agena (Argentina, HP Team)Clement Domas (Handnews.fr TEAM (France)Zorica Radojkovic (Serbia, Balkan-Handball.com)Lojze Grčman (SIOL, Slovenia)Stig Nygard (TV 2, Norway)Matteo Aldamonte (FIGH, Italy)Sergei Novikov (PRESSBALL, Belarus)Sergey Prigolovkin (Rushandball.ru, Russia)Ibolya Szekeres (Time Out Magazine, Hungary-Norway)Nagore Odriozola (HP team, Spain)BURGAARD AND DMITRIEVAHandball-Planet.com looking for the thied best player on the Earth in the history of our Contest. Danish right back Louise Burgaard (2013/2014) won title two years ago, while in the previous season, Russian playmaker Daria Dmitrieva was the BEST.BUDUĆNOST AND SAVEHOF – HUNGARY AND MONTENEGROThe biggest number of nominations for ADRIATIC FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015/16 got girls from ŽRK Budućnost – 4.  The second power coming from IK Savehof (3), while two nominations in opinion of journalist’s Jury have Gyori Audi ETO KC  HCM Baia Mare, ŽRK Radnički Kragujevac and FTC.In total, 28 nominees coming from 19 teams.Situation with the national teams is a little bit different (13 in total). Hungary giving the biggest number of players (5) followed by Montenegro (4), Romania and Sweden (3).ADRIATIC – PREMIUM PARTNERThis year the official name of the Contest will be ADRIATIC WORLD YOUNG FEMALE HANDBALL PLAYER 2015/2016 as we joined our forces with ambitious international youth handball tournament – ADRIATIC, which will be held on summer 2017 on beautiful Adriatic Coast in Croatia.  Following the huge success of the World Best Handball Players and Handball PERSON contests and with the clear vision to praise and recognize the potential of some young – new forces in our sport, for the third year in a row, Handball-Planet.com organizes the voting Contest for the ADRIATIC WORLD FEMALE YOUNG HANDBALL PLAYER 2015/2016. Eleven handball journalists from Norway, Denmark, Spain, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Argentina, Italy, Russia and Belarus made the nominations of 28 players (four per position).The last member of Jury are the visitors of Handball-Planet.com, which votes will be included in the final result.Contest including the girls born in 1994 and younger.Please vote for the ADRIATIC WORLD YOUNG FEMALE HANDBALL PLAYER 2015/2016 until May 27.LEFT WING – VOTEAna-Maria Tanasie (HCM Baia Mare – Romania)Dorina Korsos (Gyori Audi ETO KC – Hungary)Ivona Pavicevic (ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica – Montenegro)Sanja Radosavljevic (ŽRK Radnički Kragujevac – Serbia)LEFT BACK – VOTEDjurdjina Jaukovic (ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica –Montenegro)Anne Mette Hansen (Kobenhavn Handbold – Denmark)Julia Eriksson (IK Savehof – Sweden)Gabriela Perianu (HCM Baia Mare – Romania)PLAYMAKER – VOTEDaria Dmitrieva (Lada Togliati – Russia)Gabriella Toth (Gyori Audi ETO KC – Hungary)Xenia Smits (Metz Handball – Germany)Cristina Laslo (Alexandrion Cluj Napoca – Romania)RIGHT BACK – VOTELuca Szekerczes ( FTC – Hungary)Monika Kobylinska (Vistal Gdynia – Poland)Andjela Janjusevic (ŽRK Radnički KG – Serbia)Emma Ekenman-Fernis (IK Savehof – Sweden)RIGHT WING – VOTEAnna Vyakhireva (Astrakhanochka – Russia)Viktoria Lukacs (FTC – Hungary)Sara Ristovska (ŽRK Vardar – Macedonia)Marie Prouvensier (Cercle Dijon – France)LINE PLAYER – VOTEEma Ramusović (ŽRK Buducnost – Montenegro)Ainhoa Hernandez (BM Zuazo – Spain)Vilde Ingeborg Johansen (Larvik HK – Norway)Sara Trier Hald (TT Holstebro – Denmark)GOALKEEPER – VOTEBlanka Biro (VAC – Hungary)Dinah Eckerle (Thuringer HC – Germany)Hanna Eriksson (IK Savehof – Sweden)Ljubica Nenezic (ZRK Buducnost – Montenegro) read more


first_imgTHE HIGHEST COURT of the European Union has ruled that marketers can no longer contact consumers to say they have “won” a prize only to ask them to pay a fee to collect their winnings.Consumers are often told they have “won” prizes through promotions involving scratch cards in newspapers and magazines, or even individually addressed postal letters. Such promotions inform the recipient they are a winner of a prize but often stipulate that they telephone a premium rate number, send a text, or pay delivery and insurance costs in order to claim it.The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling follows the UK’s Office of Fair Trading suing five companies for using mail-marketing tactics in violation of consumer protection laws. The OFT said consumers had been informed they had won a prize or equivalent benefit – the value of which could be “either considerable or merely symbolic” – only to be asked to incur costs for collection.In one example offered by the court, a marketer told consumers they had won a Mediterranean cruise. In order to claim their “prize”, however, winners had to pay for trip insurance, a supplement to obtain a one-bed or two-bed cabin and, during the voyage, the cost of food and drink, plus the port fees. Thus, consumers would have had to pay £399 per person (€490 pp) in order to participate in the cruise.In its judgement, the Court held that EU law prohibits aggressive practices which give the consumer the impression that they had already won a prize when they must then incur a cost to claim.The ECJ ruled such practises are prohibited even if the cost imposed on the consumer is minimal (eg the price of a stamp) when “compared with the value of the prize or where it does not procure the trader any benefit”.It also ruled that such “aggressive practises” are prohibited even if a number of methods are offered to the consumer in order to obtain the prize and even if one of those methods is free of charge.Read: Why do Nigerian scammers say they are from Nigeria?last_img read more


first_imgAS MANY AS 160,000 people were left disappointed yesterday as two nights of Garth Brooks gigs at Croke Park were cancelled.You already knew that though, right?This means that each fan who bought a ticket for Monday and Tuesday night is now out of pocket to the tune of roughly €80.The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has moved to quell any fears, releasing a guide of how you can make get your money back.Tickets: In most circumstances, you’re entitled to a full refund if an event is cancelled.However, this is only if you purchased your ticket through a business. If you bought one from a private seller, you’re not entitled to the same rights.Hotels: This is where it might get tricky. If you booked a stay in the capital for the night and now wish to cancel that booking, a refund on this is up to the hotel in question, so you will have to check with them.Many offer the facility to cancel a day or two in advance, but you may lose a deposit. In some cases, no refund will be offered.Transport: Same as above, it will be up to the business you purchased your ticket from.Irish Rail has already tweeted to say that customers will be entitled to a full refund. If you booked rail travel with us to Garth Brooks concerts which are cancelled, we’ll refund you in full. More info: http://t.co/undRSfXBt6— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) July 3, 2014 Bus Éireann’s website details all refunds are “considered solely at the discretion of Bus Éireann”.Most airlines don’t offer refunds, but you may be able to get some amount of tax back.Read: Promoters “don’t know” if remaining Garth Brooks concerts will go ahead >More: ‘Guaranteed’ Garth Brooks tickets are ALREADY selling at inflated price >center_img Source: Iarnród Éireann/Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgIt’s almost that time of year again, and if you’re still looking for the perfect tree you may want to consider this new creation from DesignPack. The tree is 100 percent recycled because it’s made from old plastic bottles and recycled cardboard.For 69€–or around $90USD–you’ll get a sturdy cardboard stand to hold the bottles. But in the name of recycling, you’ll actually need to provide the bottles yourself. And for every “tree” sold, DesignPack will donate 2€ to the World Wildlife Federation.To promote the fake plastic trees, DesignPack erected a number of large bottle trees in Paris.Via Gizmodolast_img


first_imgThe Vancouver Fire Department reported that a commercial blaze was under control Friday night after three hours of firefighting effort.Several units were called to West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road, at about 6 p.m. They found a fire in a machine that processes materials for recycling, said Darrin Deming, fire department public information officer.“It was a very difficult fire to get to,” Deming said at 9:10 p.m.At that point, the fire was considered as under control. Firefighters were still in the process of looking for smoldering spots that might erupt.The cause is under investigation.last_img


first_imgOLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill overhauling eviction rules, an effort designed to help people stay in their homes as the state deals with a housing crisis.The measure, signed into law Thursday, requires landlords to give tenants who are behind on their rent at least 14 days to pay up, rather than three.Sarah Nagy, a staff attorney at the nonprofit Columbia Legal Services, said in a written statement the two-week period can make all the difference because it gives tenants time to receive another paycheck or to seek other housing if necessary.The bill also allows judges to impose payment plans, so that tenants can remain in their homes while they repay what they owe.last_img


first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman Ed Lenderman, San Diego County tripling spending on programs that fight substance abuse disorders March 26, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County is looking to triple spending on addiction treatment from $54.6 million to $179.6 million, officials announced today.The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to vote on a Substance Use Disorders Treatment Delivery System aimed at assisting low-income residents facing addiction in addressing the systemic damage the disease inflicts on them, their families and their communities.The move comes amid a rise in deaths attributed to addiction, which is closely linked to other mental illnesses and homelessness, county officials said at a news conference. “We want to get people into drug treatment,” Supervisor Ron Roberts said.“It’s affecting our homeless; it’s affecting, you know, our jail population; it’s affecting people who are in treatment all over the county. We want to do a better job by having a comprehensive system.”The additional funding will expand the county’s existing provider network of case managers, counselors and residential recovery facilities and increase the number of residents served. Methamphetamine was the number-one cause of drug-related deaths in San Diego County and was at an all-time high in 2016, according to the medical examiner’s office. Other leading factors in drug-related deaths were opiates, benzodiazepines and alcohol.At 10:30 AM Monday morning, County elected officials joined treatment providers, health care experts and federal and local criminal justice leaders to unveil a comprehensive, “Substance Use Disorders Treatment Delivery System.” Posted: March 26, 2018last_img read more


first_img Mobile Phones 8:08 New iPhone 11 mock-up looks deceptively real Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? An iPhone 11 clone in the fleshThe iPhone 11 mock-ups seem to be getting more realistic as we inch closer to Apple’s next launch event in September. This week, Lewis Hilsenteger from Unbox Therapy posted a video in which he shows a real-life representation of what the iPhone 11 will look like based on all the rumors we’ve seen so far: a three-camera array on the back and a similar design to the previous XS models. We’ve seen a lot of 3D mock-ups of the iPhone 11 with the same traits, but this one is strikingly real.In the video he points out why this particular model is a more-accurate representation of the rumors. The most noticeable difference between this mock-up and the current iPhone is the square camera bump, which lies almost flush against the back of the phone. It looks slimmer than the bump on the existing XS. Image sensors inside the square are also larger than on the XS or what we’ve seen from earlier renders.There’s also a circular mute switch on the side of the phone which moves up and down like on an iPad, instead of side to side like on the current iPhones and larger FaceID sensors on the front of the phone.  Apple Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Best Buy $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier $999 Apple has not yet sent out official invitations to its next launch event where we expect to see a new iPhone announcement.  Based on previous timing, this year it will likely fall during the week of Sept. 9. More rumors about the 2020 iPhone But if the iPhone 11 mock-ups don’t do it for you, there’s always next year’s model. Rumors about the 2020 iPhone have continued to flood the internet despite the fact that it’s over a year away. Last week a report on Chinese tech site MyDrivers, citing longtime Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, said Apple would reduce the size of the TrueDepth camera and shrink the notch. Another report in China Times this week says Apple could go even further by removing the notch altogether, replacing FaceID with an in-screen TouchID for a truly edge-to edge display. And the rear camera could become even more crowded on the 2020 iPhone as Apple adds a 3D depth-sensing rear camera to the mix. According to a report in Digitimes, cited by MacRumors, Apple has already asked its manufacturing partners to have the sensors ready for next year. The depth sensing technology would be similar to the existing TrueDepth technology currently used in FaceID on the front of the phone, but it would be capable of scanning objects from 15 feet away instead of just 50cm, which is the maximum distance FaceID can currently reach. Apple’s AR glasses may not see the light of day A recent Digitimes report says Apple’s AR glasses may have been shelved until further notice. Among the culprits, according to the report, are the glasses themselves, which were nowhere near completion and weren’t at the price point Apple needed to make them attractive for consumers. apple-gafas-ra-ar-glasses-concept-patent Martin Hajek/iDropNews Apple has reportedly been working on AR or mixed-reality glasses with an 8K display in each lens to launch as early as 2020. And there were plenty of clues to support this theory.Tim Cook has been a vocal supporter of AR, and Apple has acquired a number of AR-related projects  over the past two years. The company has also invested a lot of time in developing its mobile AR platform, ARkit, which launched two years ago. The rumored new 3D camera module on the iPhone 2020 would’ve been the icing on the cake for a big AR launch that year.As always, these are just rumors at this point, and Digitimes has had inaccurate predictions in the past. And while it the company’s AR endeavors are likely going to continue, the glasses themselves may have hit a bit of a roadblock after the departure of glasses team leader and Hololens co-inventor Avi Bar-Zeev earlier this year. Apple celebrates World Emoji day with new 🍔 and 😀 Wednesday was World Emoji Day (who knew ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) and Apple celebrated by releasing a preview of the new emojis coming in iOS 13 in September.Notable additions to the collection include a yawning emoji, a sloth, flamingo, waffles and falafels. Mixed-race and same-gender couples add diversity and extra emoji like a guide dog and prosthetic leg offer greater representation of people with disabilities. ios-13-emojis Apple Share your voice $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It See Allcenter_img Apple iPhone XS Boost Mobile 8 • reading • The iPhone 11 rumors are starting to take shape See It Sprint Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See it Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags 9techeleven The latest iPhone 11 rumors are coming to life with more details about the controversial camera bump, thanks to a new video from Unbox Therapy. In this week’s Apple Core roundup, we also have more clues about what might be in store in the 2020 iPhone and some bad news about Apple’s rumored augmented-reality glasses. Also, Apple celebrated World Emoji day this week with a sneak peek of new emojis coming to your iPhone in iOS 13.Read more: iPhone 11: 8 features I want real bad Rumors Applelast_img read more


first_imgKendall JennerKendall Jenner Official Instagram (kendalljenner)Kendall Jenner bared it all for a recent photo series. The reality star is arguably the most private of the Kardashian clan.But reportedly Kendall Jenner decided to bare all and go nude for top photographer Mert Alas.The 23-year-old posed for two photos, posted to Instagram, which seems to be part of a series the photographer is doing with nude celebrities.Kendall was the consummate professional, she did not look shy as she shed her clothes for the shoot. The model looked fierce as she looked straight at the camera, posing with her leg out and her chest exposed. While in another snap she stood grasping her neck from behind.Looking straight at the camera, the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star didn’t seem shy about her lack of clothes.  Kendall JennerGetty ImagesHolding onto the director’s chair she posed with her right leg slightly ahead of her left to cover up her lower bits, but left her chest completely exposed. However, the photogra[pher, put a little black box over the star’s chest as to not get taken down by the social site, which removes photos that show a woman’s nipples.Kendall Jenner looked stunning in the shots. These photos show why Kendall Jenner is one of the most sought after and highly paid models of the world. The Victoria’s Secret Angel was recently spotted on a vacation with fellow angel Shanina Shaikh. Kendall also took part in the recent bottle cap challenge. We have to say that Kendall Jenner sure knows how to work hard but she knows how to unwind as well. You can check out the pics here:last_img read more


first_img Share Clinger Holsters/FlickrThe number of Texas school districts with policies allowing teachers and other staff to carry guns has increased almost 50 percent since the shooting at Santa Fe High School in May took 10 lives.According to a December survey by the Texas Association of School Boards, 315 school districts — more than 30 percent of all districts in the state — have adopted a policy giving educators the option of being armed. That’s up from 217 in May and 172 in February, when 17 people were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.Carolyn Counce, director of policy service at TASB, said the actual count could be higher because it’s based on information volunteered by their member districts.  Of the 315 districts reported to TASB, 303 have adopted Guardian Plans, a local policy with individual terms decided by the board of trustees. Twelve districts have opted to participate in the state-controlled School Marshal Program.Tom Kelley with the Texas School Safety Center said it’s likely that number will continue to grow.“It really depends a great deal on funding, I think, in a lot of cases. There are a lot of school districts that do not wish to go in that direction, and I’m sure all of us wish that wasn’t necessary,” Kelley said.Kelley said most districts arming educators are in rural areas with limited access to law enforcement.A district in San Antonio may soon be an exception to the rule. East Central ISD, which is considering adopting the policy, has its own police department.This article was originally published on Texas Public Radio. last_img read more


first_img UPS Wants to Bring Drone Deliveries to U.S. HospitalsWatch: Drone Captures Great White Sharks Interacting Off Cape Cod Humans are so last season: Dolce & Gabbana is the latest designer to replace mortals with technology on the runway.When doors opened on the D&G Fall-Winter 2018/19 Men’s Fashion Show in Milan on Sunday, a parade of drones carrying handbags glided down the catwalk.Accompanied on the sidelines by people in what look like white lab coats, the unmanned aerial vehicles started the show with flare and probably a bit of confusion.AdChoices广告 Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Attendees were reportedly asked to turn off the Wi-Fi on their phones—including personal hotspots.“A comically impossible task for a room full of influencers made famous by the Internet, all of whom speak different languages,” according to The Cut’s Emilia Petrarca, who attended the weekend show.Once the airwaves were clear, a procession of iconically boxy Dolce & Gabbana purses flew past audience members, “eliciting gasps,” the New York Magazine site said.Go-to royals and fashion-favorite millennials Lady Kitty Spencer; Ladies Violet, Alice, and Eliza Manners; and Maddi Waterhouse walked in a secret show the night before.Thanks to D&G’s new fleet of models, however, the It girls appeared to have Sunday afternoon off.A parade of UAVs carried Dolce & Gabbana purses down the runway (via Dolce & Gabbana)Milan Fashion Week featured various nods to high-tech concepts.Alessandro Michele unveiled his Gucci Cyborg. Inspired by Donna Haraway’s feminist metaphor, the program included small dragons and models carrying 3D-printed versions of their own heads.Prada, meanwhile, used virtual socialite Lil Miquela to introduce a range of branded GIFs on Instagram.Design and style have always relied on the latest technologies to appeal to customers. But in the modern era of clothes and accessories, that means more than synthetic materials.MIT researchers last year created “living” jewelry—miniaturized robots that meander across your clothes, changing location and reconfiguring appearance. The kinetic wearables, dubbed Kino, seamlessly transition between a minimalist brooch for the office and a statement necklace for the theater. Stay on targetlast_img read more


first_imguThukela District Municipality held a two-day business fair at the Indoor Sport Complex last week.Various stalls were set up to give small enterprises the opportunity to showcase what they do best. The fair was held to present these small businesses with the chance to attract investors.Day one was jam-packed with seminars and entertainment and day two dealt with the financial side of the exhibition.The main objective of the event was to enhance Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) and Co-operative Development to drive economic development by providing skills and information, as well as opportunities to entrepreneurs, which include access to finance, access to markets and dealing with compliance issues with regards to the establishment of new businesses.uThukela Municipality Mayor Dudu Mazibuko emphasised the need to create a conducive environment for business people to succeed.“We have events such as this so you can all come together and put your minds together and come up with plans and strategies to be able to dictate to the leadership within the municipality on how to move forward in creating jobs for businesses to prosper and to ensure that we win this triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment”, said the mayor. “The Small Business Fair is one of the most important events on the calendar of uThukela District Municipality. This is the first year this event has taken place and we going to do this every year. We need to continue to grow uThukela District in attracting and bringing in direct foreign investment to our town, which will enable the creation of sustainable jobs.“The municipality is in the process of developing a very strong business retention and expansion programme through such programmes”, she concluded.“I am here to inspire you to become successful entrepreneurs. Most of us have the business plan with the experience, but we don’t know the process of putting it together so it can appeal to others. There is a difference between a business and a business man / woman. The mistake we make is to understand the business and forget to train the business man / woman,” advised senior accountant manager Mr S Gasu from Ithala Bank.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more