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NEW ORLEANS — A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay a $2.2 million civil fine to the federal government to settle charges that the company violated the Clean Water Act by spilling 1,900 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in May 2016 when a subsea pipeline cracked at the company’s Green Canyon oil field.Shell Offshore’s fine, announced in the Federal Register on Friday, will be paid after the expiration of a 30-day comment period, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reported. The money will be deposited in the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which is used to pay for oil spill cleanups.The new fine is in addition to $3.9 million the company agreed to pay to state and federal agencies in July to settle natural resource damage charges stemming from the spill. About $3.5 million of that settlement will be used for natural resource restoration projects, with the rest aimed at repaying the agencies’ costs in responding to the spill.The oil spill was the result of a series of events over several years that resulted in a pipeline installed about 3,000 feet (914 metres) below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico becoming covered with debris and the weight of the debris causing a stress fracture in a joint. That break allowed crude oil to escape into the water, according to an investigative report released March 9, 2018, by the Department of Interior’s BSEE, which oversees safety issues involving drilling in federally-controlled waters offshore.The 6-inch (15-centimetre) pipeline is described as a “jumper,” which was part of Shell’s complex system used to collect oil from wells in the Green Canyon oil field, where it was transferred to other pipelines leading to the company’s Brutus tension leg platform, seven miles away.Just after 11 p.m. on May 11, 2016, control room operators overseeing oil production in the pipeline system were warned of “substantial acoustic activity” in the pipe, but believed the noise was caused by a bubble of natural gas moving through the pipe, which had caused similar drops in pressure in the pipe in the past, something they called “slugging.”When the pressure anomaly didn’t end by 5 a.m. the next morning, the operators asked workers to check for leaks from equipment at the surface associated with the Glider oilfield. The workers reported no problems, prompting the operators to “shut in” the Glider subsea field, basically turning off the flow of oil into the pipe.At 7 a.m., a helicopter transporting workers for a crew change on the Glider facility was diverted to look for signs of a leak, and a half hour later reported that they’d spotted an oil sheen on the surface.“Despite the alarms and sustained pressure loss, Shell continued to actively pump oil through the cracked pipeline for at least another seven and a half hours,” which was in part caused by the company’s failure to provide adequate training for the operators, the civil complaint said.Under the consent agreement, Shell agreed to improve its leak-detection training program for its operations in the Gulf.“Since the spill, Shell has provided enhanced training to its control room operators and subsea supervisors,” said the settlement announcement in the Federal Register. “Shell will now develop and conduct refresher training that focuses on leak detection and includes simulator-based exercises that incorporate conditions experienced during the May 2016 spill.”___Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.comThe Associated Press read more

Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix The NICU twin room of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Physicians at large are often in short supply in Saskatchewan. According to a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, more than half the province’s physicians in 2017 were trained internationally — more than any other province.Siemens said the number of pediatricians in Saskatoon has doubled since hiring for the hospital began, though he was not able to say how many of its 72 doctors were hired especially for the building’s opening.He said the hospital is looking to hire more emergency pediatricians, like himself, and expects two visits from interested gastroenterology specialists in the next six months. He’s confident the authority successfully attracted enough doctors to the city to entice more physicians to sign on, he said.“What we’re trying to do is get a critical mass of physicians.”In the meantime, he said the team is doing a good job “flexing around” gaps in staffing and is triaging doctors and trainees so that “at no time in the hospital is there not a pediatric emergency medicine specialist in the building.”In an interview with The StarPhoenix in April 2018, former pediatrics head Laurentiu Givelichian said the hospital was “on target” to hire its full staff. He was suddenly removed from his position earlier this year, a development Glines believes contributed to the delay in hiring. Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone speaks during the ceremonial grand opening of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon on Sept. 5, 2019. Interim provincial head of pediatrics Dr. Ron Siemens said hiring is ongoing and the shortage “would not affect” operations as patients are transferred from Royal University Hospital this month. Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Lisa Glines, a patient family adviser on the hospital board, worries it’ll create more problems as the 176-room building prepares to open.“As a member of the public, I think it’s disappointing to know that we may be in a position where we have the facility here but we don’t necessarily have the physicians,” she said.Hiring enough specialists has been a priority since the hospital project began more than a decade ago.Health authority CEO Scott Livingstone said at the hospital’s grand opening on Sept. 5 that some specialists were proving challenging to hire. At the time, he said the hospital had 60 physicians currently working in Saskatoon — a number that has not changed since then.“Those specialists are some of the hardest to recruit,” he said. “We’re actively recruiting and hoping to see people come on board in the next 12 months.” Saskatchewan’s first children’s hospital is expected to open its doors on Sunday — but not with a full team of physicians.The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it has hired 66 of the 72 full-time physicians required for the $285.9 million Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.Six of the doctors who have been hired have not yet arrived in Saskatoon. The last won’t begin work until February.Unfilled positions include emergency pediatricians as well as gastroenterologists, who treat diseases in the digestive system. Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Aerial view of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital (Saskatoon StarPhoenix/Liam Richards) Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili agreed there is a need for a children’s hospital in Saskatchewan but said the shortage of specialists is one of several concerns the opposition has about the project.He believes the hospital does not have enough general pediatricians or beds, meaning some families may still be turned away and forced to seek care in urban centres like Edmonton, he said.“It’s like building a bookshelf for the number of books you currently have when you know you’re going to buy more. It’s not going to be able to handle the pressures.”Livingstone said the hospital will be “close to capacity” in its opening weeks as patients are transferred in.Related Children’s hospital celebrates upcoming opening amid internal tensions New children’s hospital creates a ‘home-like environment’ Former Sask. health minister says it’s ‘unfortunate’ NDP snubbed at children’s hospital opening Givelichian says he was given no reason for contract termination as pediatric head zvescera@postmedia.com twitter.com/zakvescera read more

In a presidential statement read out by Adam Thomson, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, which holds the Council presidency this month, the Council said the large voter turnout demonstrated the country’s genuine aspiration for peace and national reconciliation. The Council also paid tribute to the Independent Electoral Commission, which met the challenge of the referendum with unprecedented logistical support from the United Nations Organisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) and the help of the international community.The vote was the first democratic ballot held in the DRC since 1965 and one of the biggest polls – with 36,000 vote offices, nearly 200,000 electoral agents and 25 million voters – in which the UN has participated.The Council also recalled its support for the upcoming elections, which should take place before the end of the transitional period on 30 June 2006. The body urged the Government of National Unity and Transition to meet the expectations of the Congolese people and ensure that the next polls meet the electoral commission’s timetable.In separate resolution approved by unanimous vote today, the Council deplored the fact that foreign armed groups in the eastern part of the DRC have not yet laid down their arms and demanded that these groups engage voluntarily and without delay or preconditions in their disarmament and their repatriation and resettlement.The Council urged the transitional Government to do its utmost to ensure the security of civilians, including humanitarian personnel, by effectively extending State authority throughout the territory of the DRC, particularly the troubled provinces of North Kivu and South Kivu as well as the Ituri district.The Council requested the Secretary-General, in close coordination with all relevant stakeholders and particularly the transitional Government, to submit a comprehensive and integrated strategy for the disarmament, repatriation and resettlement of foreign combatants to the Council by 15 March 2006. The Council also reiterated its call on the donor community, as a matter of urgency, to continue to engage firmly in the provision of assistance needed for the integration, training and equipping of the Armed Forces and of the National Police of the DRC. In addition, the Council reiterated its call upon Congolese authorities to immediately bring to justice the perpetrators of grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, in cooperation with MONUC. read more

SAN FRANCISCO – Instagram, the popular mobile photo-sharing service now owned by Facebook, is the target of a storm of outrage, much of it on social media, after changes in its user agreement give it broader rights to use its members’ photos in advertisements.In a blog post that offered few details, Instagram said the changes will help its service “function more easily as part of Facebook by being able to share info between the two groups.”Facebook Inc. also recently updated its privacy policy to allow for more integration with Instagram.“This means we can do things like fight spam more effectively, detect system and reliability problems more quickly, and build better features for everyone by understanding how Instagram is used,” the blog post said, adding that the updates also “help protect you, and prevent spam and abuse as we grow.”But the biggest change riling users and privacy advocates is Instagram’s new assertion that it may now receive payments from businesses to use your photos, user name and other data “in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.”Instagram’s short blog post on Monday made no mention of advertisements or other commercial activities, though it offered links to the new privacy policy and terms of service. Those documents spell out what the service could do, but say little about actual plans.Facebook, which bought Instagram in September for $740 million, already uses your photo and other information about you to show advertisements to your friends. Say you’ve “liked” Samsung Mobile. Facebook might then show your friends ads for Samsung and include the fact that you “like” the company’s page. Your profile photo and name would appear with what Facebook calls “sponsored stories.”Instagram’s new policy, which takes effect Jan. 16, suggests that Facebook wants to integrate Instagram into its ad-serving system.Under the current policy, Instagram is not as explicit in saying how it uses its members’ photographs. But the company already has the right to use people’s public content as it sees fit, though the photographers keep so-called “ownership” of the photos. The new terms make it clearer that Instagram could use your photos to market to your friends.“These services are publicly advertised as ‘free,’ but the free label masks costs to privacy, which include the responsibility of monitoring how these companies sell data, and even how they change policies over time,” said Chris Hoofnagle, director of Information Privacy Programs at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.The fast-growing service has become a popular way to share photos from cellphones. The Instagram app, available for the iPhone and Android devices, offers a variety of filters to give photos a retro feel or other look. Although many other apps also offer filters for enhancing photos, they don’t offer the sharing features and community aspects of Instagram.Instagram has had a loyal following since before Facebook bought it. The purchase worried some of the earliest fans of the service, who feared Facebook would swallow up their beloved community.Users must accept the new terms when they go into effect or leave the Instagram.Twitter users were vowing to cancel their Instagram accounts. They complained that the new terms would essentially let the service sell people’s photos for ads.But if Facebook’s experience is any indication, few users tend to carry out such threats. Over the years, Facebook’s frequent and complicated privacy policy changes have irked users, but the social media site has grown to house more than a billion user accounts since its founding in 2004.Instagram doesn’t currently run any ads. As of now, the free service has no way to make money and brings in no revenue to Facebook.“As we have said in the past, we are continuing to evaluate when, how, and in what form advertising inside Instagram plays a role in creating value for users and brands alike,” Facebook spokeswoman Meredith Chin said in an email.___AP Technology Writer Peter Svensson in New York and AP Business Writer Ryan Nakashima in Los Angeles contributed to this story.Online:Current terms: http://instagram.com/about/legal/termsNew terms: http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/updatedInstagram blog post:http://blog.instagram.com/post/38143346554/privacy-and-terms-of-service-changes-on-instagram AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Opaque Instagram policy change riles users who fear their photos could turn into ads by Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2012 4:46 pm MDT read more

first_imgI’m always on the negative side thinking I might squeeze a bronze so getting the silver was me content. I was able to do what I planned to do. Then to back it up by winning the gold medal within half an hour was actually flabbergasting at the time.“I carried on without soaking it up too much. The reaction at home was awesome to be in the papers so much. That initial week was brilliant.“I don’t want to be all ‘poor me, poor me’ but I’ve had a pretty awesome year when you peg it up against the fact that there has not been too many world champions in Ireland this year,” he adds when asked about how much media coverage cycling gets in Ireland.“And I think I’m pretty unknown as that goes. Obviously that kind of sucks every now and then.“I just want to keep doing what I’m doing and rack up a few more and some people might take notice.”Irvine on his way to winning gold. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesHe may have earned gold in the Scratch Race at the Worlds, but Irvine’s most satisfying victory came in the European Championships as he even surprised himself by regaining full fitness in a matter of months.“At the time of breaking my leg, it was a bad one and you could not be cycling again sort of thing or at least two years go get back to fitness. So it was pretty gloomy at the start of the year. I just wanted to get back fit and doing every right and how I was told set me up to come back fit. IN AN IRISH sporting year that witnessed Rob Heffernan claim a 50km gold medal and AP McCoy ride his 4,000th winner, Martyn Irvine’s outstanding achievements on the track didn’t quite get the recognition it deserved.The Down cyclist has branded the past 12 months a “rollercoaster” — a description which is hard to argue with when you glance back at what he has been through.Low points saw doubt cast over his career after a fractured femur as well as a crash at last month’s Ghent Six Day.Thankfully, they were outweighed by the highs which began with a gold and silver double at the Track World Championships in February and ended with him finishing in top spot at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester in November.In between, there was also a remarkably swift recovery from injury to earn bronze at the European Track Championships in the Netherlands.“I supposed I could have never dreamed of it (the success),” he told TheScore.ie recently. “When it came along I almost took it for granted but looking back it has been an awesome year.“Obviously breaking my leg threw a spanner in the works, or at least I thought, for the rest of 2013. Coming back and winning the World Cup in Manchester just capped it off.“Even if I hadn’t broke my leg I would have been awesome. It’s definitely one I won’t forget.“The pursuit medal was my main training goal (at the World Championships) as I had trained all winter to get on the podium was the target. “It was just as bit of luck as surgery and rehab went well so I’m lucky. It paid off and I got back on the bike faster than anyone would have though.“The Worlds is always the one but coming back and getting that bronze in the omnium is satisfying. I had come back to full fitness and knowing I can compete with the best was really satisfying.“Up until it was guess work in relation to the fitness of my leg so that was definitely a big sigh of relief when I did that one.”Currently working his way back to full training after a latest leg injury, the United Healthcare team member is already looking forward to competing in 2014. He travels to Denver in the new year to prepare for competitions in Mexico and Colombia before the Track Worlds, Giro d’Italia and the Commonwealth Games later in the year.He is keen to add to his medals tally but admits he will have to choose his battles carefully.“It’s crammed next year and I could do too much,” he says. “I have to use my head. There is just constant circle of cycling to be doing. I’m going to have to pick and choose a lot more this year.I’m luck that I’m in the position to be there and do what I want because in years gone by I was crying out to race so know I’ve an abundance and need to use my head. I’ve to keep the team happy too United Healthcare are giving me a free reign to ride the track.“I have to focus on the track. I haven’t nailed down any targets at the minute because there is a lot of racing to do. Another good performance at the World Championships where I’ll be targeting the podium is what I’ll be after.“Further down the year I’ll be looking at the Commonwealth Games and a good Giro performance in May if I get the start.”Irish Olympian Colin Griffin giving up athletics for 2014Obama names gay tennis legend Billie Jean King on Olympic delegationlast_img read more

first_imgIt is also believed that the car was driven from Athlone Town to an area known as the ‘Number 1’,   which is at Boggafin, Athlone, Co Roscommon.  This is an area located underneath the Athlone by-pass where it crosses the River Shannon.The car was later recovered at Cornamaddy, to the north-east of Athlone, in the early hours of the following morning.Google Maps GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE killing of Polish national Patryk Krupa, whose body was found in the River Shannon near Athlone last month, have issued a fresh appeal for information.In particular, they’re looking for information on a vehicle connected to the victim, and they’re making a specific appeal for members of the Polish community to come forward.One man has already appeared before the courts charged with assault and false imprisonment in connection with the case, while several others have been questioned by gardaí.The carAccording to gardaí, it’s believed the victim left Athlone Town in a black BMW 3 Series, with a ’06 D’ reg plate at around 6.30pm on the evening of 20 June.There were four other people in the car — of whom, gardaí have interviewed three; they’re appealing for the final person to come forward.According to a Garda statement: Detectives investigating the case say they want to hear from “anyone who may have observed this car in, or close to the areas mentioned between the 20th June and the early hours of the 21st June”.In a direct appeal to the Polish community, they’ve also released a statement in Polish tonight — published below in full:Garda w Athlone zwraca się z prośbą o pomoc odnośnie zabójstwa Patryka Krupy, które miało miejsce w Athlone w piątek 20 czerwca 2014 i jednocześnie pragnie wyrazić wdzięczność względem społeczności za dotychczasową pomoc okazaną w związku z dochodzeniem.W wyniku dochodzenia aresztowano kilka osób. Jedna z nich obecnie odpowiada przed sądem w związku z tym przestępstwemW chwili obecnej dochodzenie ustaliło, że tragicznie zmarły Patryk Krupa został wywieziony z Athlone czarnym BMW 3 Series, częściowa rejestracja ‘06D’ wieczorem w piątek 20 czerwca 2014 około godziny 18:30. Ustalono, że w aucie przebywały wówczas cztery osoby. Garda przesłuchała trzy z nich i obecnie zwraca się z apelem do czwartej osoby o skontaktowanie się z posterunkiem Gardy w Athlone.Ustalono również, że powyższy samochód przejechał trasę z Athlone do obszaru znanego jako ‘Number 1’, czyli Boggafin, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. Jest to miejsce położone poniżej obwodnicy Athlone, tam gdzie przecina ona rzekę Shannon.Samochód ten został później odnaleziony w pobliżu osiedla domków niedaleko Cornamaddy, Athlone we wczesnych godzinach rannych w sobotę 21 czerwca 2014.Prowadzący śledztwo funkcjonariusze Gardy zwracają się z apelem do kogokolwiek kto mógł zaobserwować ten samochód w wyżej wymienionych miejscach lub ich pobliżu pomiędzy 20 czerwca a wczesnymi godzinami rannymi 21 czerwca 2014. Zwracają się przede wszystkim do społeczności polskiej i kogokolwiek kto posiadałby jakiekolwiek informacje w związku z tym przestępstwem o kontakt z posterunkiem Gardy w Athlone pod numerem 0906 498550 lub z jakimkolwiek innym posterunkiem Gardy.Dziękujemy organizacji Crimestoppers, która również ogłasza dzisiaj ten apel. Informacje mogą również być skierowane do nich, anonimowo, pod numerem 1800 250025.center_img Anyone with information should contact Athlone Station on 0906 498550. You can also give confidential information to the Crimestoppers charity on 1800 250 025.Read: Man charged with assault of Polish man whose body was found in River ShannonRead: RTÉ apologises for ‘confusion caused’ by Gaza woman footagelast_img read more

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho is pleased with the “appetite” that Alexis Sanchez has shown upon reuniting with his teammates in America after the Chilean scored the club’s opening goal in their thrilling win against AC MilanSanchez made his first appearance for United in their pre-season US tour against San Jose Earthquakes earlier this week, after finally being granted permission to enter the country upon his application for a visa having been granted.And the Chile international was clearly up for some badly needed game time in his second match with Sanchez opening the scoring for United, after just 12 minutes, by slotting the ball past Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in Thursday’s International Champions Cup clash at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles.Suso’s clinical finish drew Milan level, but United eventually emerged as victors after winning a thrilling penalty shoot-out 9-8.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…When asked about Sanchez’ enthusiasm, Mourinho told the club website: “Yes, he arrived hungry, he arrived with an appetite for football.“He’s been working really well since day one. Since the first session at the Aon Training Complex, he’s worked with enthusiasm.“Physically he’s working really, really hard and he was very good [in the game]. Of course after 60, 65 minutes, you could see his energy going down but he was saying to be on the pitch for 90 minutes was something he wanted to try, which he did.”United are now in sixth place in the International Champions Cup table and will next face Liverpool on Saturday at the Michigan Stadium.last_img read more

first_imgA veteran developer of state government offices is floating the possibility of building a three-story structure at Northeast 136th Avenue and Ninth Street in Vancouver.If approved, the proposed 75,000-square-foot office building could one day become a local office for the Department of Social and Health Services. The agency wants about 72,400 square feet of office space in Vancouver, according to a formal request for qualifications issued recently by the state Department of Enterprise Services.DSHS is the most likely tenant the applicant, Vine Street Investors, had in mind when it submitted preliminary plans to Vancouver’s Community Development Department, said Jennifer Reynolds, a spokeswoman for Enterprise Services.She confirmed that Arlington-based Vine Street Investors has developed and leased numerous offices for state government agencies. Her agency has not yet had any responses to its formal request.“The request for qualifications opens it up to proposals from developers,” Reynolds said. “This one is for information to lease existing office space that’s under construction or planned office space.”last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for the person or people responsible for a shooting in Miami that sent one man to the hospital, early Saturday morning.According to City of Miami Police, the victim was shot near Northwest 79th Street and Second Court.Paramedics took him to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.Detectives spent much of the day at the scene searching for answers, but so far there have been no arrests.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgA sign at the end of Glacier Highway in October 2016. The Juneau Access Improvements Project extension would begin near here. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO)A road to Juneau is all but dead in the water this budget year but Juneau’s mayor and like-minded advocates are determined to keep pushing for the half-billion dollar project.Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch met with about a dozen road advocates in municipal offices Wednesday morning in what he called a “brainstorming session” to push for better connectivity.Last month Gov. Bill Walker withdrew his office’s support for the $574 million dollar road extension that would link Juneau to a new ferry terminal farther up the Lynn Canal.But after the meeting, Mayor Koelsch said it’s critical to keep the project alive.“First thing’s first, put a meeting together to talk about the transportation needs of Southeast and how we handle the ferry systems and the air and the road,” Koelsch said. “And with the road decision that was, you know, I think the stimulus for having the meeting.”Outgoing Rep. Cathy Muñoz was also there. She said she remains committed to getting road access to Juneau.“It was a very productive meeting, a lot of broad support for keeping the project alive despite the governor’s ‘No Build’ decision,” Muñoz said. “So the group is working on ideas to get the message out to the Legislature and to business leaders around the state of the importance of this project.”A road extension to the capital city has been a perennially divisive issue for Juneau, Haines and Skagway. State transportation officials had for years backed a 50-mile road extension that would link Juneau to a ferry terminal on the Katzehin River.Wednesday’s meeting was held behind closed doors.Koelsch noted that as there was no quorum of Juneau Assembly members it was not a public meeting that would need to be advertised to the public and open to the media.“I’m not too worried about if a group of citizens come to you and say we want to get together, I think that’s perfectly legitimate,” Koelsch said.The Legislature could theoretically override the governor’s decision to pull funding for the project. But it’s unrealistic for that to happen given the state’s fiscal crisis, and a lack of support from the executive branch effectively kills the project for the next budget year.last_img read more

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Police have arrested a man who was caught in the act of posing as a city inspector in a Cancun shopping plaza. The man, identified as José Luis Espinoza Sánchez, was found inside the Mundo Maya shopping center asking tenants for money when actual city inspectors happened upon him. The incident occurred around noon when actual city inspectors arrived at the plaza and saw the impostor asking tenants for money. Reports say this was the second time he’s been arrested by the municipal police. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The real city inspectors called police. Espinoza Sánchez was taken into custody for posing as an inspector from the Fiscalización del Municipio de Benito Juárez. The municipal employees clarified that Espinoza Sánchez does not belong to the Fiscalización del Municipio de Benito Juárez, adding that he was without the official vest and identification badge issued by the city for officials, which was initiated last year in an attempt to avert extortion. last_img read more

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Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comWelcome to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Tuesday, April 10. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. 20:08Accidents in Newcastle and StoneA525 Keele Road in both directions blocked, heavy traffic due to accident between Gallowstree Lane / Cemetery Road and Thistleberry Avenue. 18:47Slow going in CreweHeavy traffic on A534 Haslington Bypass before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout). 18:09Broken down vehicle on M6Heavy traffic and one lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel).Lane one (of three) is closed. 17:20Three cars and one van involved are reported to be involved in the M6 accident. 17:20Delays building #M6 northbound from 16 due to a multiple vehicle collision closing lane 3 between J16 and J17. Traffic Officers and Free recovery making to scene. Please plan ahead— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) April 10, 201817:08Busy on the A52 Leek Road…Slow traffic on A52 Leek Road in both directions near Station Road. 16:55Multi-vehicle accident on M6One lane closed and queueing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on M6 Northbound between J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) and J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe). In the roadworks area.Lane three (of three) is closed. 15:26Can you help police?Police are hunting for the driver of a car who dumped the vehicle after a short pursuit – and left their phone inside.The man fled after abandoning the Audi A3 Sport in Hampton Street, Hanley, with the keys still in the ignition at 4.07pm yesterday.Read the full story here.14:08M6 running smoothlyThe earlier broken down vehicle on the M6 has been removed and traffic is now running smoothly The car was broken down at Junction 16 northbound.13:00Broken down vehicle on M6One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down car on M6 Northbound at J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed within the smart motorway works.12:51Bentley workers set to strike in pensions rowWorkers at the company’s Crewe headquarters have backed potential action – with a further ballot scheduled. More here.Bentley Motors HQ11:59Major power cut in Birmingham City CentreHomes, businesses and a railway station are without electricity following a power cut in Birmingham. More here.There is a power cut in the area11:58Slow traffic on M6Slow traffic on M6 Southbound between J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe). In the roadworks area.Within the smart motorway works. 11:06Slow traffic on the M6Slow traffic on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Possibly not helped due to the earlier breakdown between J17 and J16.11:02Police investigation after house fire in MiddlewichPolice are investigating after a kitchen fire in a Cheshire town in the early hours of the morning. More here.10:57Police investigation after house fire in MiddlewichPolice are investigating after a kitchen fire in a Cheshire town in the early hours of the morning. More here.10:31Broken down vehicle cleared on M6 Heavy traffic due to earlier broken down car on M6 Southbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened.Lane one (of three) was blocked within the smart motorway works until around 10:25. 10:24Man who repeatedly stabbed nephew in stomach jailedRobert Gearing was jailed at Stafford Crown Court. More here.Robert Gearing10:02Broken down car causing delays on M6One lane blocked and heavy traffic due to broken down car on M6 Southbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is blocked within the smart motorway works.09:08Traffic queuing near railway stationQueueing traffic on A52 Leek Road Northbound at Station Road. 08:58Signalling problem causing delays between Crewe and ShrewsburyDelays of up to 20 minutes on Arriva Trains Wales between Crewe and Shrewsbury due to signalling problem.08:28Slow traffic on the M6Slow traffic on M6 Northbound between J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) and J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe). In the roadworks area.Within the smart motorway works. 08:25Police asking motorists to take extra care on the roads todayA Congleton Police spokesman said: “Take care on the roads today, standing water and increased stopping distances can drastically affect your vehicle.”08:23Heavy traffic on the A500Heavy traffic on A500 Queensway Southbound before A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout). Travel time is six minutes. 08:04Traffic round-upThere is the usual slow traffic on the A500 southbound heading towards the junction with the A53. We also have reports of traffic queuing on the road near junction 16 of the M6.There is slow traffic on the A50 and A527, although nothing more than usual in either place.Just north of Congleton temporary traffic lights are causing delays on the A34 near Moss Lane and on the M6 there is slow traffic between junction 18 and junction 19.07:55Usual congestion on the A50Usual congestion on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout).07:49Temporary traffic lights causing delays on A34 in CongletonSlow traffic on A34 Congleton Road in both directions near Moss Lane. In the roadworks area.Temporary traffic lights are in operation.07:48Heavy traffic on the A500Heavy traffic on A500 Queensway Southbound before A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout).07:47Slow traffic on the M6Slow traffic on M6 Northbound between J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J19 A556 (Knutsford). In the roadworks area.Within the smart motorway works.07:40Traffic queuing on the A500 Queueing traffic on A500 Northbound at M6 J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). (Image: Inrix) Watch Next Share this videolast_img read more

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA section of a major road has closed due to emergency repairs being carried out following a collision. Cheshire East Highways is closing part of the A534 near Nantwich tonight after diesel spilled onto the carriageway. The closed section is between the A49 and the A41, close to the Bickerton Poacher. Repairs began at 7pm this evening and the road is expected to remain shut until they are completed. It is estimated they will be done by 8am on Friday morning. Read MoreA50 to close for three nights due to bridge demolition No road markings will be in place following the repairs, however these will be added to the road surface at a later date. People travelling to the Nantwich Food and Drink Festival are should prepare for signed diversions.last_img read more

first_imgNews | March 29, 2010 ACR, RSNA Talk Dose Reduction Strategy in CT, Fluoroscopy Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Related Content Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more March 29, 2010 – Medical industry leaders gather this week to discuss steps manufacturers of CT and fluoroscopy systems can take to reduce unnecessary patient exposure to ionizing radiation.E. Stephen Amis, M.D., FACR, co-chair of the ACR/RSNA Joint Task Force on Adult Radiation Protection and past chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors, and Richard L. Morin, Ph.D., FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Safety Committee, will represent the ACR at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Public Meeting: Device Improvement to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging, March 30-31, in Gaithersburg, Md. The first day of the sessions will focus on equipment features that manufacturers should incorporate in CT scanners and fluoroscopes to reduce unnecessary exposure. Day two will focus on steps manufacturers should take to improve training of individuals who use these devices and what they can do to improve quality assurance at medical imaging facilities with respect to these two modalities. Both Dr. Morin and Amis will make scientific presentations during the two-day meeting and serve as part of the primary roundtable during discussion. ACR members Donald P. Frush, M.D., chair of the ACR Pediatric Imaging Commission, Keith Strauss, M.S., FACR, of the ACR Subcommittee on Radiation Exposure, Marilyn Goske, M.D., chair of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, and Marta Hernanz Schulman, M.D., FACR, chair of the ACR Pediatrics Guidelines and Standards Committee, will present and participate in roundtable discussions on behalf of the Image Gently campaign. The ACR is a founding member of the Image Gently campaign. Other ACR members are expected to present on their own behalf or as representatives of their facilities.For more information: www.acr-arrs.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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first_imgRobert Jensen CEO Kenyon International Emergency ManagementRobert  Jensen CEO Kenyon International Emergency Services: Global Tourism’s Master of DisasterKenyon International Emergency Services has been in the tourism risk and crisis management business longer than any other private company. Their history stretches back to 1906 when Kenyon funeral directors were charged with dealing with the remains of victims of an American train crash. The director of the undertaker company saw an opportunity to provide a service which would cover every aspect of a disaster from risk management to managing all aspects of a crisis. This includes stakeholder and media communications, rescue, relief, family counselling, legal affairs and managing the remains and the personal effects of victims.Today Kenyon services over 500 travel related clients including most of the world’s leading airlines, tour operators and hotel chains. In 2002 IATA outsourced its crisis communications unit to Kenyon. During the WTTC‘s Global Travel Summit I caught up with Kenyon’s CEO, Robert Jensen. At first sight, Robert reminded me of Kevin Costner who famously starred in the hit movie The Bodyguard. In common with the bodyguard character, Mr Jensen radiates a sense of calm and control in the face of the most chaotic and bloody events. His own experience include managing crises ranging from an earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Katrina, plane crashes, the Indian Ocean tsunami and a list of crises which have impacted on travellers and tourism.Mr Jensen gave one of the most thought provoking keynote speeches at the WTTC’s Global Summit in Bangkok least week. In that address and his interview with me he stressed the importance of expressing genuine empathy with victims of a crisis and the management and staff of companies going though it. CEO’s had to show genuine care when a crisis arises because the buck stops with them. When a crisis event occurs there is no room, for lies and obfuscation. The public may forgive a mistake but they will never forgive cover ups and corporate doublespeak. The management of a crisis event can either enhance or destroy business reputations.Kenyon International Emergency ManagementKenyon‘s comprehensive services range from dealing with corpses and body parts of deceased victims to piecing together destroyed aircraft following a crash, assisting clients with crisis communications, running risk management drills. Robert Jensen‘s greatest wish is that his company’s services will never be needed but in 2017 he is on regular call and can turn up in any corner of the world.For a company which has over 500 corporate clients Kenyon operates a very lean management structure. The core team is made up of 26 full-time management and staff. Kenyon has four main office and depot locations which include staff and associated equipment in Texas, UK, Lebanon and the Dominican Republic.However their global network of associated individuals and companies means that in a major crisis event. Kenyon can mobilize hundreds of people at any place in the world.An e poll conducted at last week’s The summit revealed that over 70% of major travel industry CEOs regard themselves as under-prepared to manage a crisis event. While most tourism professionals are well aware that risk management is an important part of doing business there is still a big gulf between the intention to act and putting good intentions into action.For more information please CLICK HERESource = Dr David Beirman Ph.Dlast_img read more

first_imgTop 5 Most Stable Housing Markets Led by Employment, Current Mortgages The U.S. housing market is continuing to show stability as 2016 moves forward, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi).The report, released today, showed two new states—Florida and Arizona—have entered the stable range of housing activity. That brings the total up to 35 states now in the index’s stable range of 80 to 120.On a national level, the current MiMi level stands at 82.7—a number the index shows on the outer range of stable activity. Additionally, the market showed a .51-percent improvement between November and December and a 7.65-percent improvement year-over-year. The nation has rebounded by 40 percent since the national all-time low of 121.7, reached in October 2010.According to Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist at Freddie Mac, these numbers bode well for the nation’s housing market.“At the start of 2015, MiMi showed the national housing market in a weak position,” Kiefer said, “but by the end of the year it posted a reading of 82.7, which is just inside the stable range of housing activity. This is good news for the nation’s housing market, but there is certainly more work to be done.”The index also showed purchase applications jumped 9 percent in 2015—the best the U.S. market has seen since September 2013. The Current on Mortgage and Employment indicators are also slightly up.“One encouraging sign is that not only are purchase applications solidly up, but borrowers being current on their mortgage strongly improved in 2015 as well,” Kiefer said. “The Current on Mortgage indicator also moved from a ‘weak’ to ‘in-range’ status in 2015. And of course what’s really anchoring this recovering housing market is the improving employment picture, which is giving more people the confidence to purchase a home, including first-time homebuyers.”The most stable metro areas are Austin, Denver, Honolulu, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. There are nearly double the number of stable metros as in 2014, when just 28 of the top 100 cities showed numbers within rangeFreddie Mac’s Top 5 Most Stable State/Regional Housing Markets (on a scale of 0 to 200, with 80 to 120 being “stable.”)District of Columbia (102.5)North Dakota (96.7)Hawaii (96.2)Montana (95.6)Utah (94)To view the MiMi’s findings for yourself, visit FreddieMac.com now. February 24, 2016 549 Views Freddie Mac Housing Market Multi-Indicator Market Index Stable 2016-02-24 Staff Writercenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, Market Studies, News Sharelast_img read more

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “It’s funny to watch them on film today,” quarterback Carson Palmer said Wednesday. “It seems like so long ago.”“They’re playing very good football right now.”Exactly three months will have passed between meetings, and much has changed for both teams.In St. Louis, quarterback Sam Bradford is out after tearing his ACL in late October, though the offense has remained productive as running back Zac Stacy and receiver Tavon Austin have emerged as viable threats. “Their receivers, they have speed outside, and they have a good running game,” defensive coordinator Todd Bowles said. “They’re like they were the first game.”In Arizona, the hope is the offense has grown enough to where the struggles it had in the first meeting, when it turned the ball over twice, allowed four sacks of Palmer, gained four fourth-quarter first downs and coughed up a late 11-point lead, are in the past.“Offense in that game we did some great things, we just didn’t close out the game offensively,” offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said Thursday, adding that a similar issue popped up in the team’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday. “I think the offense has come along great and hopefully we keep climbing and getting better each day.” Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact TEMPE, Ariz. — As far as “measuring stick” games go, the Arizona Cardinals’ contest with the St. Louis Rams this Sunday would generally be pretty far down the list.At 5-7, the Rams are two games worse than the Cardinals in the standings, and the game is at University of Phoenix Stadium, so there is no aura of learning to win on the road. However, the Cardinals will get a chance to see how they measure up simply because this will be the second time they’ve played the Rams, with the first coming in a 24-21 Week 1 loss. For a while, it appeared the Cardinals were doing just that. They reached the 27-point mark in three consecutive games before scoring 40 against the Indianapolis Colts, and the team had done a better job of protecting the football, going two straight games without a turnover.But Palmer was picked off twice by the Eagles while also losing a fumble, and he was sacked five times.The hope for the Cardinals is that what happened in Philadelphia was the exception rather than the rule, and they’ll have a chance Sunday to show just how far they’ve come against the team with whom it all started.“We use it as a measuring stick,” said running back Rashard Mendenhall, who gained 60 yards on 16 carries against the Rams. “But we know each Sunday is its own, and we’ve changed some things since then, they’ve grown some since then, so we just prepare ourselves to do the best we can on Sunday.” – / 27 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

first_img Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories Plenty of teams will have interest in Cousins, who has thrown for more than 4,000 yards and at least 25 touchdowns in each of the last three seasons. One of the those teams could be the Arizona Cardinals, who have a gaping void at quarterback following the retirement of Carson Palmer and the fact that backups Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert and Matt Barkley are all free agents.NFL insider John Clayton isn’t that convinced that Cousins will land in the desert.“I kind of break it down in this order,” Clayton told Doug & Wolf Friday morning on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. “I think Denver first, I think the New York Jets are number-two. Number-three, I think, could be the Buffalo Bills.“Number-four could be, although I think it’s going to be a tough stretch to fit that salary in, the Arizona Cardinals. And then number-25 would be the Cleveland Browns, because he’s not going to go to Cleveland.”Clayton brings up a valid point. The Cardinals aren’t blessed with the most salary cap room heading into the 2018 league year, and would likely have to do some heavy lifting to clear the space — and that’s even before starting the process of trying to lure Cousins to the Grand Canyon State. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 26 Comments   Share   Clayton reiterated that it’s more of a logistical problem for Arizona as opposed to a question of frugality.“I’m looking at it from the team standpoint,” he said. “I would never accuse Steve Keim and Michael Bidwill of not willing to be able to pay anybody — they pay well. But it’s a matter of can they fit that into the cap and still be able to maintain the defense. “I think it’s a tougher stretch to fit (Cousins’ contract) into Arizona’s salary cap. So it’s not a matter of are they unwilling to pay the cost — you know they are. I mean they were able to pay the cost on Carson Palmer. It’s a matter of can they successfully fit that under the cap, and that’s why I give them a little bit of a lower number.”center_img Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) takes a hit from Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones (55) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Say this about Kirk Cousins: he knows how to hog headlines.The quarterback’s contract has been a story line around the NFL for the last two years and now there’s a new development in the Cousins saga — where will he play in 2018?The Washington Redskins, Cousins’ team for the last six seasons, traded for quarterback Alex Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs earlier in the week, closing the door on Cousins returning to D.C. next season and beyond. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LISTEN: John Clayton, NFL Insider last_img read more

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