Stars Play Charity Golf For Caudwell Children

first_imgStars of stage, screen and sport headed to Loch Lomond last week to take part in the annual Caudwell Children Celebrity Golf Classic and helped raise thousands for disabled children.Jonathan Wilkes, Mikey Graham, Ant McPartlin, Trudi Beswick, Declan Donnelly, Ben ShephardCredit/Copyright: CIA Photography via Caudwell ChildrenCelebrities including Ant & Dec, Ben Shephard and Jonathan Wilkes joined Boyzone’s Mikey Graham, the host of the glamorous annual event at The Carrick golf course on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th.Mikey Graham Plays Golf For Caudwell ChildrenCredit/Copyright: CIA Photography via Caudwell ChildrenEach celebrity played with a team of three paying guests and competed over two days against the stunning backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. The teams also enjoyed two nights at the five-star De Vere Cameron House Hotel including a gala dinner and awards presentation.Dec Donnelly Plays Charity GolfCredit/Copyright: CIA Photography via Caudwell ChildrenHosting the event again was the Irish singer songwriter, Mikey Graham, he said: “We’ve had another great couple of days at this year’s event, with a fantastic bunch of celebrities joining me on the course.”Other celebrities attending the sporting fundrasier included Olympian Louise Hazel and the twin stars of Harry Potter, James and Oliver Phelps.Local celebrities joining the all-star event are ex Scottish international footballers Andy Goram, Alan Rough and Derek Johnstone and boxer Ian McLeod.Money raised over the two days will be donated directly to national charity, Caudwell Children.Trudi Beswick, CEO of Caudwell Children, said: “We are thrilled with the turn out for this year’s golf event and we’re delighted to return to Loch Lomond. The event raises vital funds to provide practical and emotional support for sick and disabled children right across the country, we can’t thank our guests enough for their continued support.”For more information contact the charity events team on or call 01782 600611.last_img read more

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Morocco Endeavors to Bring Paris Agreement into Force During COP22: FM

New York – Morocco will endeavor to make the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), be held on November 7-18 in Marrakech, an important step to bring the Paris Agreement into force, said Friday in New York, Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar.“In this regard, the Kingdom of Morocco will endeavor under the leadership of HM the King, to make the Marrakech Conference an important step to bring the Paris Agreement into force, by finding solutions to ensure sustainable economic development and adopting concrete measures to implement the international obligations of this historic Agreement, through the mobilization of necessary financial structuring resources and the strengthening of capacity building as well as the facilitation of access to finance,” said Mezouar who was speaking before the 71st session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).In this context, he said, Morocco “will ensure that the Marrakech Conference attaches particular importance to southern countries, including African and island states, which are suffering the perils of climate change.” “Morocco, which has just filed the instruments of ratification of the Paris Agreement, calls on other states parties to speed up the process of ratification of this instrument to ensure its entry into force in the shortest possible time,” he stressed.He added: “It is sure that Morocco will build on the support of States and non-State actors so that the Marrakech Conference can reflect our solidarity and commitment to preserving the future of present and future generations.”Regarding the issue of sustainable development in relation to the environment, Mezouar stressed that Morocco aspires to make this global meeting a suitable occasion to make the voice of African countries heard, like the other most exposed regions in the world to the negative impact of environmental degradation and climate change.“Our goal is to find appropriate solutions to ensure sustainable economic development and adopt practical measures to implement the international obligations of the Paris Agreement,” he concluded. read more

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Shooting on Six Nations early Saturday

An early morning shooting Saturday on Six Nations left a 23-year-old man in hospital and police searching for two male suspects.Six Nations police said they responded to a report of gunfire at 6:30 a.m. Saturday on Fourth Line Road where a man was shot in the left leg with a large calibre hunting rifle.A second man, aged 21, told police he and the victim were standing in a residential laneway when a white Chevy Silverado pickup truck, with a male driver and a male passenger, pulled up. After a short exchange of words, the passenger pulled out a rifle and shot the 23 year old. The truck raced away.Police found the truck at a First Line Road home and seized it for forensic examination. They also found some evidence at the scene of the shooting.Police said they believe the suspects and victim are known to each other.Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact police at 519-445-2811 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or read more

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Malaysia UN rights office urges Government to rethink ban of civil society

“We call upon Government of Malaysia to amend the Societies Act 1966, maximize the space for human rights activists and organisations to operate freely, and ensure that they can conduct their legitimate activities without intimidation or harassment,” the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, told journalists in Geneva.The COMANGO coalition submitted joint reports to both the UN Human Rights Council’s 2009 and 2013 Universal Periodic Reviews (UPR) of the situation in Malaysia. Since its submission to the second cycle of the UPR, which took place on 24 October 2013, the coalition has reportedly been subjected to a series of harassment and threats, allegedly by both State and non-State actors. The coalition has been accused of attacking Islam and of spreading beliefs that do not conform to Islamic teachings. The Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs declared in a press statement on 8 January that COMANGO promotes rights which are not in line with Islam, and is therefore illegal. The statement also noted that only 15 of the 54 organizations are registered under the Societies Act 1966.“We are concerned by what appears to be an act of reprisal against COMANGO for its engagement with international human rights mechanism,” the spokesperson added.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, High Commissioner Navi Pillay and the Geneva-based Human Rights Council have persistently called for the protection of individuals and members of groups that cooperate with the UN, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights from acts of intimidation or reprisal. read more

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Astoria Ore opposes proposed Vancouver oil terminal

first_imgAstoria, Ore., has added itself to the list of cities opposed to the Vancouver Energy oil terminal.On Monday, the city council unanimously passed a resolution that specifically cited the proposed Tesoro Corp. and Savage Cos. terminal as a reason to oppose any proposed oil-by-rail projects along the Columbia River.“I think the benefits of the terminal project to Astoria definitely don’t outweigh the risks,” City Councilor Zetty Nemlowill said in a story by The Daily Astorian.The resolution also announced Astoria’s supporting stance with other cities, saying “Spokane, Vancouver, Portland and Seattle, the Columbia River Treaty Tribes, and others have expressed profound concerns and opposition to the (terminal).”The Daily Astorian also reported that the council plans to submit the resolution to the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, which is evaluating the terminal project.The terminal is proposed to be built at the Port of Vancouver. It would be the largest rail-to-marine oil terminal in the United States, capable of handling 360,000 barrels of oil per day.last_img read more

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Mazzarri issues Roma warning

first_imgWalter Mazzarri warned his Torino side “to be perfect” if they want to stop a strong Roma team beating them tomorrow.Mazzarri and his Torino team had a chaotic transfer deadline day, where Roberto Soriano, Koffi Djidji and Simone Zaza all signed.The Torino has called on his team to put in a great shift tomorrow. Football Italia reports.“I thank those who are here and apologise if I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye to those who left,” said Mazzarri in his Press conference ahead of the game against Roma.“The season begins tomorrow with a very important match. Now I’d like to talk more about Roma than the transfer market, as I want my players to remain concentrated.”Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“Roma have done extraordinary things to strengthen their midfield. They were already a great team last season and did so well under Eusebio Di Francesco, so we have to perfect against them to hope for a result.”“I believe in hard work and tactical organisation. I gave the club some indications on which players to sign and how many we needed, but the markets are still open elsewhere and we will try to whittle down the squad.”“In my career, when given the right number of players, I’ve always managed to get 110 per cent out of my players. If the lads are ready to work hard, we can do great things together.”“Fitness is an essential condition for me and in order to choose a starting XI, I must have guarantees on their fitness. We’ve got to stop Roma playing their game and do our best going forward.”last_img read more

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Government Continues To Create Environment For Technology And Innovation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 10 (JIS):Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, says the Government will continue to create the enabling environment for technology and innovation.This, he said, is being done by ensuring that Jamaicans have access to the Internet through the e-learning initiatives, and community access points. He noted that an island-wide broadband network is also being rolled out.“We are playing a role in facilitating the build out of the infrastructure and that really is no different from the same way you build a highway. But the highway is not just a road, it is a highway to economic development and it is the same way we see the island-wide broadband network that we are doing,” he stated.Mr. Robinson was responding to questions during a roundtable discussion at the 2nd annual Venture Capital Conference held on Tuesday (September 9), at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.He noted that the Government has been undertaking initiatives to support and foster innovation such as the Tablets in Schools Initiative and the ‘Start Up Jamaica’ programme.“We are rolling out those tablets and (while) it may be primarily educational, I think it will also facilitate this culture of innovation and entrepreneurship once it is used properly. You’re going to have 25,000 kids having tablets in the next month or so and that opens up a whole set of other opportunities for entrepreneurs, who programme content etcetera,” he said.Students and teachers at 38 learning institutions are being equipped with tablet computers under the pilot of the Tablets in Schools programme, which got underway at the start of the new academic year.Start-up Jamaica is a five-year programme, which will provide business support for young innovators and entrepreneurs to grow their ideas into marketable products and services, thus contributing to economic growth, increasing employment, and generating foreign exchange.Mr. Robinson, in the meantime, stated that infusing courses centred on innovation and entrepreneurship into the school curriculum will create more highly qualified technology graduates for the job market.“We have to start at the schools so those kids, ages 15 and 16, can recognise that there are (other) options… you can build and develop your own business and your own ideas…and the more we can infuse it earlier on in our education system, the better,” he said. The 2nd annual Venture Capital Conference, organised by the Development Bank of Jamaica, was held under the theme: ‘Towards a Dynamic Ecosystem…Linking Capital, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Growth’. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Related Items:Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, jamaica, Minister of State, Ministry of Science, Technology Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaicalast_img read more

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Macau GGR up 26 in October with record total for 2018

first_imgMacau’s gross gaming revenue grew by 2.6% year-on-year to MOP$27.3 billion in October, the 27th consecutive month of GGR growth for Asia’s gaming hub and the highest monthly total in real terms in 2018.Figures released by the DICJ show a substantial jump from September revenue of MOP$21.9 billion, due primarily to Golden Week in the first week of the month. Daily revenue was up 1.5% on February’s total, which coincided with Chinese New Year. RelatedPosts Although the numbers were strong, it is noticeable that they also represent two straight months of low single digit growth following a long period of double digit moves.According to Union Gaming’s Grant Govertsen, October was negatively impacted by three key factors. They include the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to open the Hong Kong-Zhuhai Macau Bridge; the “long holiday factor” which saw the calendar provide an opportunity for Chinese travelers to take a longer than usual break and therefore head overseas rather than to nearby Macau; and the gradual decline in VIP’s share of Macau GGR, with holidays such as Golden Week traditionally stronger period for the VIP segment.Bernstein’s Vitaly Umansky, Eunice Lee and Kelsey Zhu also pointed to a softening in the VIP segment.“Recent China Macro data have shown weakness over the past couple months,” they said. “China Manufacturing PMI has been trending down year-on-year every month since June 2018 and hit 50.2 for October 2018 (a figure below 50 represents economic contraction).“Other than weakening macro environment, we begin to observe tighter liquidity controls in China. As we have been highlighting, these trends in China will create headwinds for GGR growth in Macau.”Estimates for November growth range between +2% and +7%. Load More JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in Augustlast_img read more

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Teambased sports perks more popular than benefits enjoyed alone

first_imgTeam-based sports perks are more popular with employees than those enjoyed in isolation, according to research by employee benefits platform Perkbox.A study of 2,315 UK employees asked respondents to rate a number of employee benefits out of 100. Office sports teams scored higher (89) than birthday days off (86), duvet days (75) and sabbatical opportunities (64).Chieu Cao, chief managing officer and co-founder of Perkbox, said: “It’s interesting to see that workplace sports teams are rated so highly by UK employees, and how these are proving more popular than more traditional perks enjoyed alone. This highlights a shift in how people want to be rewarded and interact with their team.“This is especially interesting at a time when a lot of industries involve less face-to-face interaction than ever before. Although workers are more virtually connected and social than before, clearly this making them value real-world connections with their colleagues more than they have previously.”Almost a third (29%) of employees said they felt workplace sports teams were fun, while a similar percentage (27%) said they were enjoyable.More than a quarter (27%) of respondents said sports benefits would help them feel more loyal to their organisation, while 20% said these perks would increase their productivity and 18% said they would make them less likely to leave their employer. However, only 5% stated that their workplace offers this kind of benefit.Cao said: “Successful businesses rely on employees working together cohesively, and these types of team perks really help to make this a reality, as the sense of team and the interpersonal skills they promote will be carried into day-to-day work too.“This is good news for many employers, because sports-based perks can actually have positive implications for both the workforce and the [organisation] on a broader scale. Sports-based activities improve morale, team-building skills and health and wellbeing.”last_img read more

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Googles spamcall killer is coming to Motorola phones

first_imgMotorola’s G7 and One phones are getting Google’s Call Screen feature.  Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Google’s Call Screen technology, which helps determine who’s calling your phone and why, is coming to Motorola’s G7 and One lines. This marks the first time the feature will be available outside of Google’s own Pixel lineup.Call Screen answers incoming calls, asks the caller for information and then transcribes the response in real time. Designed to help users manage robocalls and telemarketing spam, the feature debuted in the US in October as an exclusive for Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones. Since then, it’s been rolled out to Google’s other devices, the Pixel 2, 2 XL and the original Pixel.Read more: Here’s everything you can do to stop robocallsNow, owners of Motorola G7 and One phones will be able to see verified calls from all participating carrier providers. Call Screen uses Google Assistant to monitor and transcribe calls in real time, but does not send any information to the company’s servers, and Google says the feature works even without a data connection. screenshot-20181206-093227Here’s what is read to the caller when you choose to use Call Screen. Google Call Screen is part of Google’s Digital Wellbeing program, which helps users monitor their screen time, including how often they use specific apps, how many times they unlock their phone and how many notifications they receive.For now, Google Call Screen is currently available only on Pixel and Motorola G7 and One phones in the US, using US English as their locale. Google has stated that it intends to expand the feature to additional countries and languages — and other Android phones, we expect — though no specific timeline has been announced.  Now playing: Watch this: Google Call Screen: Everything to know Tags In the meantime, phone owners can turn to the many US carriers who have introduced their own antispam solutions. AT&T’s free Call Protect app, available to Android and iOS users, automatically blocks fraudulent calls, issues spam call warnings and lets you block unwanted calls from a specific number. The app also offers more advanced call monitoring features, such as reverse number lookup, but those require a monthly subscription. Verizon offers a similar service for its Fios customers. T-Mobile in January began using a technology that verifies that the phone number shown on caller ID is actually the phone number that placed the call. AT&T and Comcast said they’ll offer call authentication between networks later this year.  1 Phones Software Share your voice Comment AT&T Comcast Google Motorola T-Mobile Verizon 2:16last_img read more

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Minister Malla Reddy inaugurates six new reservoirs

first_imgHyderabad: Malla Reddy, Minister for Labour, Women and Child Development on Friday inaugurated six reservoirs that have been built in Keesara mandal. The reservoirs have been constructed as part of provide drinking water to villages located within the Outer Ring Road (ORR) at a cost of Rs 748 crore. Minister started three reservoirs each in Dammaiguda municipality and Nagaram municipality on Friday. Project director D Sridhar Babu, Project higher officials along with the concerned department officials were present.last_img read more

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Truck bomb rocks Somali capital Kills 20

first_imgMen and Somalian soldiers arrive on the site to rescue victims of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu. Photo: AFPA truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise.“Initial reports from emergency departments indicate more than 20 bodies picked up off the street and many more are under the wreckage of buildings destroyed by the blast”, said Ibrahim Mohamed, a senior police officer.Government security official Mohamed Aden said that bombing took place in a busy part of the city.“There was a huge blast caused by a truck loaded with explosives. It went off at the entrance of a hotel alongside the K5 intersection,” he said.There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab carries out frequent suicide bombings in the capital and elsewhere as it fights to overthrow the internationally-backed government.Witnesses said the blast, which threw a thick cloud of smoke into the sky that could be seen across the city, badly damaged a nearby hotel and left scenes of devastation on the busy road.“This was very horrible, the bomb went off alongside the busy road and left many people dead. I saw several dead bodies strewn about but could not count them,” said witness Ismail Yusuf.“It was horrible.”Emergency services were overwhelmed as they sought to respond to the bombing.“This was very horrible incident. The emergency team don’t even know how many people they have collected because of the high number of the casualties,” said Abdukadir Haji Aden, director of Mogadishu’s main Amin Ambulance Service.“They have collected tens of dead and injured and the work is still ongoing,” he said.Widespread devastationThe so-called “Kilometre 5” junction is in the Hodan district, a bustling commercial part of the city with many shops, hotels and businesses.The explosion occurred outside the Safari Hotel, a popular place but not one that is commonly used by government officials. It is not known whether the hotel was the target on this occasion, but in the past the Shabaab has frequently attacked hotels where officials stay.In any case, the devastation caused was widespread. Muhidin Ali, a Mogadishu resident who was close by at the time said it was, “the biggest blast I have ever witnessed, it destroyed the whole area.”“There were dead bodies everywhere and injured people were screaming, some of them from under the rubble of destroyed buildings,” said Fadumo Dahir, a witness.“The whole area looks like a scene from a war,” said Ahmed Bare, another witness.The Shabaab was forced out of the capital six years ago by African Union and Somali troops, and subsequently lost control of major towns across southern Somalia.However, the militants continue to control rural areas and launch attacks on military, government and civilian targets in Somalia, as well as terrorist raids in neighbouring Kenya.Saturday’s blast comes two days after Somalia’s defence minister and army chief both resigned from their posts without explanation.last_img read more

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Irans foreign minister architect of nuclear deal steps down

first_imgIran`s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smiles during the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany on 17 February. Photo: ReutersIran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the urbane , US-educated architect of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, announced his resignation unexpectedly on Monday on Instagram.”Many thanks for the generosity of the dear and brave people of Iran and its authorities over the past 67 months. I sincerely apologise for the inability to continue serving and for all the shortcomings during my service. Be happy and worthy”, he wrote on his Instagram page jzarif_ir.He gave no specific reasons for his decision. Unconfirmed media reports indicated he resigned over Syrian president Bashar al Assad’s visit to Tehran on Monday. Noting that Zarif was not pictured in any of the coverage of the visit, one online website said “the foreign minister was not informed”.Zarif played the lead role in striking the deal under which Iran agreed to curbs on its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of international financial sanctions.He came under attack from anti-Western hardliners in Iran after the United States pulled out of the agreement last May and reimposed sanctions on Iran’s economy and its lifeblood oil industry that were lifted under the deal.Assad made his first public visit to Iran since the start of Syria’s war in 2011 on Monday, meeting supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and president Hassan Rouhani.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a post on Twitter, dismissed Zarif and Rouhani as “front men for a corrupt religious mafia.””Our policy is unchanged – the regime must behave like a normal country and respect its people”, Pompeo said.A foreign ministry spokesman and spokesman for the Iranian mission to the United Nations, Alireza Miryousefi, confirmed the announcement of the resignation. There was no immediate word, however, on whether Rouhani would accept it.Several lawmakers and politicians took to social media calling on the pragmatist Rouhani to reject the resignation, saying it would not serve national interests and would empower hardliners in Iran’s faction-ridden clerical establishment.”GO TO HELL”Born in 1960, Zarif lived in the United States from the age of 17 as a student in San Francisco and Denver, and subsequently as a diplomat to the United Nations in New York, where he served as Iranian ambassador from 2002-07.He was appointed minister of foreign affairs in August 2013 after Rouhani won the presidency in a landslide on a promise to open up Iran to the outside world.Although Rouhani, as the president, is responsible for choosing ministers, Iran’s top authority Khamenei traditionally has the last say over appointment of key ministers, including the foreign minister. Since taking charge of Iran’s nuclear talks with major powers in late 2013, Zarif has been summoned to parliament several times by hardline lawmakers to explain the negotiations.Some hardliners even threatened Zarif with bodily harm after the nuclear deal was signed. Khamenei guardedly backed the deal, under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear work.In February 2014 he caused an uproar with public comments condemning the Holocaust and was subsequently summoned to parliament. Holocaust denial has been a staple of public speeches in Iran for decades.A former commander of Iran’s hardline Revolutionary Guards Corps, Hassan Abbasi, said in a speech earlier this month he believed Iranian people would spit on Zarif and those officials who supported the nuclear pact with powers.”Rouhani, Zarif and (parliament speaker Ali) Larijani, go to hell,” Abbasi said in the central city of Karaj, Iranian media reported.last_img
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It scared me to death Motorists share their horror stories of being

first_img Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists have shared their terrifying stories of being targeted by stone-throwing yobs while on the roads of Stoke-on-Trent. StokeonTrentLive readers have revealed they have been victims of ‘moron’ youths hurling objects at vehicles on the A50, A500, Leek Road, Leek New Road and Foxley Lane to name a few. They have spoken out after a mum told how two young daughters were left terrified when a stone hit the car on the A50 as she drove towards Longton. It is believed the children were taking aim from Meir Road, behind the Royal British Legion Club in Normacot . Officers were immediately dispatched to the scene but the youngsters could not be located last Friday evening (April 19). Driver Connor Barker believes he was also a victim of the same gang. He said: “My mother lives opposite this bridge and my car was parked outside her home, I’ve come to my car and there’s three pebble sized dents on my roof. It was probably these little twerps.” Police search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collisioncenter_img Youngsters have been spotted throwing stones at cars from Meir Road. (Image: Stoke Sentinel) And Simon Woolridge added: “There is normally a group of about 20 of them hanging around that way. They think it’s big and clever until someone chases and grabs a few of them.” Lisa Stevenson was travelling along Leek Road when a youngster took aim at her vehicle. Read MoreTwo arrested after armed police descend on Stoke-on-Trent street   She said: “I had this happen to me a few weeks ago. Opposite McDonald’s a very young boy threw a stone at my car and scared me to death and damaged my car paintwork. “When I approached them I got so much abuse and foul language I just drove away. With hindsight I should have phoned the police.” Another StokeonTrentLive reader, Wendy Adams, said: “This happened to my daughter by the Abbey bridge. She nearly drove in the wall. It damaged her bonnet.” Punter found hiding in bushes Meir Road in Normacot. (Image: Stoke Sentinel) Meanwhile, Jo Meek was targeted in Milton. She said: “We had a big rock thing dropped on the car under that bridge on Foxley Lane a few years back. “Luckily the car was like a bus with a high roof, but just the bang alone was really frightening. “I think for a few reasons now the bridge needs metal grates attached to stop people and items being able to leave them.” 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. Vic Byatt added that it was nothing new. He said: “Twelve years ago the exact same thing happened to me when they smashed my car back window with a brick with my babies in their car seats in the back seat.” And it’s not just cars that have been targeted. Read MoreYour vehicle can now be TOWED away from Staffordshire’s roads by the council (if they catch you doing this)   Laura Snufkin Durber said: “There were some lads on top of Wetherspoons in Longton throwing stones at people in the beer garden.” Police are continuing to appeal for information following the incident in Nortmacot. Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 551 of April 19. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivelast_img read more

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Save 1250 on MCSE Data Platform Certification Exam Prep

first_imgYou can now build enterprise-scale data solutions by completing MCSE Data Platform Certification Exam Prep course. Wccftech Deals is bringing a massive 96% discount on this coveted certification training, helping you save over $1,250! Head over to Wccftech Deals to sign up for this course or read on to find more details.MCSE Data Platform Certification Exam PrepMCSE-certified professionals earn an average of $16k more than their peers and 60% of IT professionals say MCSE certification helped them get a new job. Pretty convincing numbers, right? If you’ve ever considered, or are considering, a career in SQL Server Administration, this bundle of courses will assess your ability to build enterprise-scale data solutions both on-premises and in cloud environments, and prepare you for the MCSE SQL Server Certification exam. Server administrators are well paid, and always in demand, so the time to start studying is now!Access 5 courses wuth study materials for MCSE SQL Server CertificationLearn how to build effective enterprise-scale data solutionsGain expertise on administering various SQL server databasesUnderstand data warehousing and designing database solutions for SQL serversDevelop the skills you need to earn an industry-leading certificationDetails and RequirementsLength of time users can access this course: 1 yearAccess options: web streaming, mobile streamingCertification of completion includedRedemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchaseExperience level required: all levelsInternet requiredOriginal value: $1,299 | Wccftech Deals: $49 at 96% discount Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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Thailand CONNECT launched at IMEX 2017

first_imgThe Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has recently unveiled the latest strategic marketing initiatives to attract business events travellers from Europe with the launch of Thailand’s brand campaign entitled ‘Thailand CONNECT: Your Vibrant Journey to Business Success’, together with a strategic collaborative campaign, ‘Thailand’s MICE United IV’.These two campaigns target the country’s long-haul markets and aim to draw more business events from Europe. The campaign was launched at IMEX Frankfurt 2017 to international MICE delegates and media representatives from all over the world.Throwing light upon the same, Vichaya Soonthornsaratoon, Director of Convention, TCEB, said, “Europe continues to be an important growing market that contributes to the extraordinary success of Thailand’s business events industry. During the fiscal year 2016, Thailand welcomed 106,501 business events visitors from Europe with earnings reaching 251 million euros. Globally, Thailand’s business events sector enjoyed an impressive performance, welcoming 1,273,465 business events travellers that generated 102,936 million baht in revenue (3.85 million euros).Throughout this year, all of TCEB’s marketing activities will be implemented under the new Thailand brand campaign, entitled ‘Thailand CONNECT: Your Vibrant Journey to Business Success’. The campaign showcases the legacy of three fundamental pillars of Thailand’s MICE industry which are Diverse Destinations, Myriad Business Opportunities and the People of Thailand. These key elements are the highlights which differentiate Thailand from other MICE destinations.”Additionally, Thailand through TCEB has been endorsed by the 100-year old Union of International Associations to host the prestigious UIA Associations Round Table Asia Pacific 2017 for the second time in Thailand in Chiang Mai from September 21-22.last_img read more

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first_img Tantoo Cardinal is seen in this undated handout photo. Acclaimed actress Tantoo Cardinal has been in over 100 screen projects, yet she’s just now enjoying her first leading role in a film. In “Falls Around Her,” which screens Wednesday at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and opens Friday at the city’s Carlton Cinema, Cardinal plays a renowned Anishinaabe musician who returns home to Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation in northern Ontario to reconnect with the land and take a break. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Amanda Matlovich *MANDATORY CREDIT* AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Over 40 years into her career, Tantoo Cardinal finally stars in leading film role by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 26, 2019 12:42 pm PDT TORONTO — Acclaimed actress Tantoo Cardinal has been in more than 100 screen projects, yet she’s just now enjoying her first leading role in a film.In “Falls Around Her,” which screens Wednesday at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and opens Friday at the city’s Carlton Cinema, Cardinal plays a renowned Anishinaabe musician who returns home to Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation in northern Ontario to reconnect with the land and take a break. Tina Keeper plays her sister.Cardinal — who was born in Fort McMurray, Alta., and is Cree, Dene, Nakota, and Metis — says it’s taken over 40 years to be the main focus of a big-screen feature because she can “only advance as far as the consciousness of the creators.”“People are interested in their own stories, and then there’s the aspect of the industry itself, in that the focus is primarily for younger people,” the 68-year-old prolific performer said in a recent phone interview.Cardinal noted she’s not a producer, writer or director, and is “really thankful for people who did go out and gain those skills” so that projects like “Falls Around Her” can happen today.“When I was coming up as a young actor, those roles were absolutely not available. Our filmmakers, some of them had not been born yet, some of them had not the skills yet, some not the opportunities. And also they have struggles being respected with the money and with that place of power.”“Falls Around Her” writer-director Darlene Naponse also worked with Cardinal on 2010’s “Every Emotion Costs” and is an Anishinaabe Kwe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.Naponse wrote the part of Mary in “Falls Around Her” specifically for Cardinal, the actress said.“I think the movie came along at a key time, because I was feeling an absolute depletion, because I wasn’t having anything coming in — the good fodder, the energies that you need to stay on top,” said Cardinal, a member of the Order of Canada whose other projects include the films “Legends of the Fall” and “Dances with Wolves,” and the TV series “Frontier,” “North of 60,” and “Mohawk Girls.”“I was just getting by. So (Mary) stepping away from it all and going back to the place of nurturance was exactly what I needed at that time.”Cardinal was excited to tell a story that fosters an understanding of Indigenous culture and touches on important issues through a universal, contemplative tale rather than a historical look-back. “This has been a part of my dream for the vision, all those many years ago,” she said. “There is a need for the majority of society, for one thing, to understand who we really are — because it’s so easy to undermine us and to toss us aside and really consider us not as important as they are or whoever it is, or the system is set up in such a way that we are really kind of third-class citizens…. So much work has to be done to put us in the same room as human beings.”Cardinal also found it fulfilling “to be able to tell the story of every woman, in a sense, but it’s through the strength of who we are as Indigenous women,” she added.“I think that’s what Darlene has really brought forward in a really graceful kind of way. We need more of being in the same room, lots more of it. It’s been, what, hundreds of years?”“Falls Around Her” is just one of many projects Cardinal has on the go these days. Her other new films include “Through Black Spruce,” in theatres Friday, and “The Grizzlies,” opening April 19.She also just finished shooting a pilot for a TV series called “Stumptown” for ABC.And in December she became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Watching all the films to vote on before this year’s Oscars gave her a renewed passion for cinema.“I don’t know how much time there was when I wouldn’t go to see movies, I wouldn’t watch movies, because it just hurt too much to see all the roles that I could have been a part of,” Cardinal said.“To watch a movie would just always remind me about how difficult it is for us to be a part of that world of the stories that are being told. And I’ve been forcing myself to say, ‘That’s enough of that. Come on, let’s check this out.’ So the Oscars thing was extremely helpful, and I was so excited about (the nomination for) Yalitza (Aparicio) from ‘Roma.’ To see Indigenous representation like that is really exciting.”Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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