Tory leadership race: Hancock backs Boris PM bid

first_imgLeadership candidates Sajid Javid and Jeremy Hunt praised Hancock’s “energetic” campaign after Hancock pulled out of the contest last week. whatsapp Joe Curtis Tory leadership race: Matt Hancock backs Boris Johnson But Hancock today said London’s former mayor is the best chance at ending the Tory party’s internal feud over Brexit. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Square Mile bosses warmed to Johnson during his time as the mayor of London. He has now opted to support the favourite, Johnson, despite ruling out a no-deal Brexit in his own campaign. Read more: ‘A long way to go’ in Tory contest after first round victory, says Boris Johnson has also won the support of former work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, who fell at the first hurdle in the first round of MP voting. Tags: Boris Johnson One City source told City A.M. that Johnson was likely to bring up the threat of a Corbyn government in talks with finance chiefs. Lord Alan Sugar has said he would support Johnson’s Tory leadership race. Johnson has the backing of 114 MPs but is set to meet 25 business leaders this morning. He told City A.M. that “the public like him [and] he did a good job as the mayor of London”. Hancock quit the Conservative leadership contest last week. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceUndoElvenarIf You Are Above 30, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarUndo “Having considered all the options, I’m backing Boris Johnson as the best candidate to unite the Conservative party, so we can deliver Brexit and then unite the country behind an open, ambitious, forward-looking agenda, delivered with the energy that gets stuff done,” Hancock wrote in the Times.center_img Share Monday 17 June 2019 9:02 am whatsapp They added: “People do like meeting Boris, they like being wooed by him.” But Hancock praised the former foreign secretary, saying he has a “unique” personality. Read more: ‘You’re hired’: Lord Sugar supports Boris PM bid Johnson has said the UK must leave the EU by the 31 October deadline with or without a deal. But they have since cooled on the leadership frontrunner following his hard Brexit rhetoric. Rivals criticised Johnson’s decision not to take part in the Channel 4 debates. The odds-on favourite wants to build new bridges with the City after burning them during the Brexit campaign. “We need that unity in the Conservative party, and then in the country. Let’s move forward,” he added. Boris Johnson is the frontrunner in the Tory leadership race His backing follows Johnson’s failure to appear in a live television debate between the leadership contestants last night. Meanwhile, Johnson is set to launch  charm offensive in the City of London this week to make up for his alleged “f*** business” comment during the 2016 EU referendum. Health secretary Matt Hancock today threw his support behind Tory leadership race frontrunner Boris Johnson to become the country’s next Prime Minister.last_img read more

Compare the Market handed £17.9m fine by competition regulator

first_imgThursday 19 November 2020 8:21 am Share The clauses also prevented Compare the Market from being undercut which made it harder for rivals to challenge its strong market share.  whatsapp The CMA has handed Compare the Market a hefty fine for breaching competition law. Also Read: Compare the Market handed £17.9m fine by competition regulator Michael Grenfell, the CMA’s executive director for enforcement said the website’s actions were “unacceptable” and today’s fine should “come as a warning – when we find evidence that the law has been broken, we will not hesitate to step in and protect consumers.”  Show Comments ▼ Compare the Market handed £17.9m fine by competition regulator Compare the Market had imposed wide “most favoured nation” clauses on home insurance providers selling through its platform, which prohibited insurers from offering lower prices on other websites.  An investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) concluded that the website had prevented home insurers from listing lower prices on rival comparison sites between December 2015 and December 2017.  Price comparison website Compare the Market has been stung with a £17.9m fine from the regulator after breaching competition law.  A spokesperson for Compare the Market said the company was “disappointed” with the decision and “does not recognise its analysis of the home insurance market.”  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBrake For It40 New Features In The 2021 Ford BroncoBrake For ItLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For Seniors The CMA has handed Compare the Market a hefty fine for breaching competition law. whatsapp “As a result, competition between price comparison websites, and between home insurers selling through these platforms, was restricted,” the regulator said today. “The CMA found that this is likely to have resulted in higher insurance premiums.”  The CMA has handed Compare the Market a hefty fine for breaching competition law. Also Read: Compare the Market handed £17.9m fine by competition regulator “We fundamentally disagree with the conclusions the CMA has drawn and will be carefully examining the detailed rationale behind the decision and considering all of our options,” they added. Rocio Concha, director of Policy and Advocacy at Which?, said: “The actions of Compare the Market have fallen well below the standard you’d expect from a company who claims to be working in the best interest of consumers, so it is positive to see the CMA intervening to protect consumers and issuing this large fine.  Angharad Carrick last_img read more

Jack Dorsey’s first tweet sells for $2.9m as a non-fungible token

first_img Reuters whatsapp Jack Dorsey Also Read: Jack Dorsey’s first-ever tweet sells for $2.9m as a non-fungible token Each NFT has its own blockchain-based digital signature, which serves as a public ledger, allowing anyone to verify the asset’s authenticity and ownership. Jack Dorsey The tweet – “just setting up my twttr” – was Dorsey’s first tweet, made nearly 15 years ago, on 21 March 2006. The NFT was sold via auction on a platform called Valuables, which is owned by the U.S.-based company Cent. Jack Dorsey’s first-ever tweet sells for $2.9m as a non-fungible token Dorsey receives 95 per cent of the proceeds of the primary sale, while Cent receives 5 per cent. Cent confirmed the buyer is Sina Estavi. Estavi’s Twitter profile, @sinaEstavi, says he is based in Malaysia and is CEO of the blockchain company Bridge Oracle. Estavi told Reuters he was “thankful” when asked for comment about the purchase. Jack Dorsey Also Read: Jack Dorsey’s first-ever tweet sells for $2.9m as a non-fungible token On 6 March, Dorsey, who is a bitcoin enthusiast, tweeted a link to the website where the NFT was listed for sale. He then said in another tweet on 9 March that he would convert the proceeds from the auction into bitcoin and donate them to people impacted by Covid-19 in Africa.center_img Share Cent CEO Cameron Hejazi said that his platform allows people to show support for a tweet that goes beyond the current options to like, comment and retweet. “These assets might go up in value, they might go down in value, but what will stay is the ledger and the history of ‘I purchased this from you at this moment in time’ and that’s going to be in both the buyer, the seller and the public spectators’ memory,” Hejazi said, adding that this was “inherently valuable.” It was bought using the cryptocurrency Ether, for 1630.5825601 ETH, which was worth $2,915,835.47 at the time of sale, Cameron Hejazi, the CEO and co-founder of Cent confirmed. Monday 22 March 2021 5:56 pm whatsapp Twitter boss Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet as an NFT for just over $2.9m earlier today. The tweet is in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) – a kind of unique digital asset that has exploded in popularity so far in 2021. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For It40 New Features In The 2021 Ford BroncoBrake For ItUndoLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndoPost Fun20 Lies About The Wild West You Probably BelievedPost FunUndoThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportUndoPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryUndoMoney PopThe Most Overpriced Vehicles On the Market Right NowMoney PopUndoFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableUndo Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home Tags: Bitcoin and blockchain Twitterlast_img read more

News / Peel Ports set to fly with integrated airport tracking and booking technology

first_img Seaports are starting to use technology designed for their airport cousins that can help with tracking vessels and weather conditions.Peel Ports is the first port group in the UK to invest in air traffic control technology to streamline operations across all seven of its harbour authorities.The group has spent £2.7m on the technology which will help it identify and track vessels, provide solid-state radar and weather stations and give port customers an online booking system.The new system will be managed by a new command centre at Peel’s Liverpool headquarters, with smaller satellite operations around the group’s network, which includes Liverpool, Manchester Ship Canal, Clydeport, and Great Yarmouth. More than 35 shipping line services operate through Peel Ports each week. By Alex Lennane 17/10/2017 The technology has earned its stripes in aviation and has also been used by the National Maritime Operations Centre. It will allow Peel Ports to operate fully integrated traffic management, digital VHF radio and automated vessel identification systems; CCTV cameras, solid-state radar systems, weather stations with forecasting, a smartphone app for ship pilots and a group-wide geographical information system.“This is a huge advance for our customers, our people and port operations generally,” said David Huck, chief operating officer for Peel Ports.“The technology will allow us to provide a more efficient, more resilient and safer service and will ensure that Peel Ports has a port control platform aligned to the group’s future growth plans.“The step change in the technology available now enables operations to be managed remotely, and the decision to centralise the function was taken after careful consideration. As a result, the business has made a long-term customer investment and commitment to our people and their future.”last_img read more

As new and lethal opioids flood U.S. streets, crime labs race to identify them

first_img Related: By Max Blau July 5, 2017 Reprints Photos by Raymond McCrea Jones for STAT Tags addictionopioidspublic health Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Related: China bans more synthetic opioids blamed for U.S. drug deaths STAT forecast: Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 Americans in the next decade Forensic chemist Karlie McManaman sifts through drug samples in her lab at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s headquarters. Leave this field empty if you’re human: The state of Nevada, too, is considering mandating hospitals to report drug overdoses in real time to help health officials spot overdose trends.And in Quincy, Mass., narcotics detectives bring along a $22,000 TruNarc analyzer that can identify many drugs right at the scene, which lets the department quickly send out public alerts about deadly analogs that appear to be flooding the streets, perhaps disguised as prescription painkillers. “It used to take time — months — and now we’re looking at seconds,” said Lt. Patrick Glynn. “We can identify a drug right away.”Glynn, the director of the South Shore Drug Task Force in Massachusetts, minces no words on the importance of this development to public health.“Faster is better,” he said.The spur for all this activity is clear: In just two years, from 2013 to 2015, fatal overdoses of synthetic opioids tripled in the U.S., to nearly 10,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And some experts who recently forecast opioid deaths over the next decade for STAT predict that fentanyl and its analogs will drive up fatal overdoses still further. Privacy Policy Roxanne Franckowski, a quality manager at the company, said her forensic lab routinely helps crime labs detect new designer drugs. “When labs start seeing unknown substances pop up,” Franckowski said, “We’ll get calls asking, ‘Do you have X compound?’ We’ll either provide material or make it.”Fortunately, Cayman had a reference standard of cyclopropyl on file and shipped it overnight to Georgia. Within days, Hargett’s team was able to confirm that the fake Percocet pills contained a mixture of cyclopropyl and U-47700.The lethal nature of synthetic opioids has forced forensic chemists to take extra safety protocols, from wearing extra pairs of gloves to even hazmat suits. No time to celebrateBased on its initial findings, the GBI had alerted Georgia’s public health department and poison center that the counterfeit pain pills contained synthetic opioids. They blasted out the news to the public. Now, within a week of the first overdose, GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles was able to share publicly the exact contents of those pills.“Both of these drugs are HIGHLY DANGEROUS and should not be handled,” the GBI statement said. “They can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin and are extremely toxic in even the smallest quantities.”Georgia’s public safety and public health officials believe the message worked. In the end, the pills killed five people. But it could have been worse.“The cluster was short-lived,” said Dr. Patrick O’Neal, the state’s director of health protection, “and smaller than what we feared in the beginning.”There wasn’t time to celebrate, though. Last week, GBI scientists identified two new fentanyl analogs — acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran — in one of its labs in north Georgia.“As soon as you identify one, another one is coming,” O’Neal said. “They’re coming fast and furious.” Chemistry of a Killer: Inside a DEA drug labVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Link EmbedCopiedLive00:0002:3602:36  Do family members have a right to know when a loved one overdoses on opioids? center_img Please enter a valid email address. Some of the analogs have cut such a deadly swath through the U.S. that they’re now widely familiar: fentanyl, for instance — and increasingly, carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer that can be fatal to humans in minuscule doses.Others bear obscure names, like furanylfentanyl or ohmefentanyl or U-47700, which has killed teenagers in a Utah ski town and a Detroit suburb. They can be 10,000 times more potent than morphine. And once they reach a community, they can trigger a wave of overdoses — dozens within a couple hours, scores within a few days — that overwhelm first responders and strain health care resources.Samples of seized drugs soak in ethanol inside these vials before getting tested at a GBI lab. Detectives and doctors learn to team upTo fight back, crime lab chemists are forging unprecedented partnerships with public health officials.In Baltimore, emergency room doctors and firefighters who respond to 911 calls now report overdose spikes to Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen. She has the power to dispatch outreach workers to the hardest-hit neighborhoods the very same day. They distribute the naloxone, train people to use it — and explain treatment options to those ready to listen.“We act on that information in real time,” Wen said. “Even if it’s imperfect data, that data is critical in a time of a public health emergency.” That’s tough when manufacturers in China and kitchen labs in the U.S. are churning out a dizzying array of opioid analogs. By tweaking the chemicals slightly, they can bump up the potency or, in some cases, evade narrowly written laws that make only certain compounds illegal.advertisement The game changers: 12 bold attempts to slow the opioid epidemic Related: As newer and stronger opioids flood states from Arizona to New York to Ohio, crime labs like this one find themselves racing to identify unfamiliar drugs in hopes of saving lives. They need to know what’s on the streets in order to build legal cases against the dealers. But identifying the drugs is also vital for public health: It lets first responders know how much of the overdose antidote naloxone to carry. And it helps them understand how lethal the drug residue might be — a crucial bit of information in an era when police officers have overdosed simply from incidental exposure at a crime scene.“What happens when fentanyl changes on a weekly or monthly basis? You need 2017 data in a 2017 crisis response,” said Dr. Daniel Ciccarone, professor of family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. HealthAs new and lethal opioids flood U.S. streets, crime labs race to identify them Related: Whatever the unknown drug was, it was “extremely potent and has required massive doses of naloxone to counteract its effects,” said Nancy Nydam, a spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Public Health.A retired log cutter named Henry Howard, who bought 10 pills of what he thought were Percocet for $7 each to dull his back pain, told the Macon Telegraph that “my heart went to sleep.” His wife called 911 after finding him unconscious on their bed. He was able to be revived.Others weren’t as fortunate. Amirrah “Shea Shea” Gillens, a 36-year-old mother of six children, was among those believed to have died from the fake Percocet pills.As local law enforcement worked to track down the dealer, other detectives collected the yellow pills from buyers and brought them to the crime lab, where Hargett and his team got to work.After they’d identifying what they thought was cyclopropyl — which has no known medical use for humans or animals — Hargett called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for help. To confirm the substance’s identity, GBI ordered a reference standard from Cayman Chemical Company, a biotech firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich. But even with that sense of urgency, some jurisdictions have hit hurdles in collecting and sharing crucial data.First responders can’t always share information about the overdose victims they see, due to patient privacy laws. And states often lack resources to pull together reports coming from coroners, police departments, hospitals, and paramedics in multiple jurisdictions. It’s tougher still to do that in real time.Federal data reporting, meanwhile, lags far behind. The most recent published statistics are from 2015.“We often don’t have a clear picture of how big the opioid problem is until months have passed,” said Brian Smith, a public health advocate who has called for better surveillance of overdose outbreaks. “That’s so fundamentally different as to how we treat any other epidemic; if we’re going call this an opioid epidemic, we should treat it as one.”GBI forensic chemists, who analyze drugs from prescription opioids to bundles of crystal meth, are increasingly under pressure to identify substances to help prevent overdose outbreaks. An ‘extremely potent’ mystery drugThen there’s the fact it’s hard to quickly identify a drug you’ve never seen before.Here in Georgia, officials knew there was something dangerous circulating when 911 overdose calls began to trickle in over the weekend of June 3. By the following Monday, they’d pieced together a picture of a string of overdoses, scattered throughout the central part of the state.Hargett first got word on June 6, as he scrolled through social media on his lunch break. First responders described scenes of unconscious men and women: Some were unresponsive, others had difficulty breathing. Authorities said at least 30 overdoses seemed to be related. ATLANTA — The yellow pills had already killed four before landing in Brian Hargett’s lab last month. They were clearly counterfeit — the letters P-E-R-C-O-C-E-T were as crooked as the dealer who had peddled them throughout central Georgia — but now his chemists had to figure out exactly what they were. And fast. Lives were still at stake; health officials wanted to alert the public about the phony pills. First, though, they had to know what was in them.At the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s forensic lab outside Macon, Hargett assigned the tablets to one of his forensic chemists. She threw on her gown and gloves, weighed a pill, and dropped it in a skinny vial to soak in ethanol. Then she ran a test designed to separate and identify each substance in the pill. Two synthetic opioids showed up — including one never before seen in Georgia.Their best guess: the little-known, and lethal, compound known as cyclopropyl.advertisementlast_img read more

Manager Brennan heralds Laois fans as attentions turn to 2020

first_imgHome Sport GAA Manager Brennan heralds Laois fans as attentions turn to 2020 SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team Eddie Brennan Brought to you in association with Treacy’s Bar and Restaurant, The HeathThe Laois hurling journey for 2019 has ended but the memories will live on for a very long time.However, manager Eddie Brennan has already turned his attentions to the 2020 campaign and believes his players will be ‘chomping at the bit’ to get going again in a few months.Laois received a standing ovation from the crowd in Croke Park yesterday at full time and manager Brennan reckons that will having them edging to get back as soon as possible.He said: “I’ve never seen anything like a team getting a reaction like that after losing a game. The fans were brilliant.“I think players that play inter-county level on the back of that, and the guys inside there in the blue and white jerseys of Laois, that should make them chomp at the bit to come back.“To be back in October, November, whenever it is you’re back, that’s what brings you back.“This is where the big learning is. These are the days that are the cruelest, but they are the ones that you learn the most from. Individually and collectively they have to go away and reflect on that, and say where can we be in twelve months time?“You’d have to say next May you’d be looking forward to a Leinster campaign where no one in that group is going to take it for granted.“We have to take confidence from that, but also realise that there’s more work to be done, and there’s more games out there to be got.“That’s the big thing for a lot of young guys in that dressing room and today is a very steep learning. You just have to say, what can we take from that? I’ve certainly never seen a team get a standing ovation like that before.“Fair play to them, they’re acknowledging the supporters. I know we don’t often see that in the GAA, but it was good for the lads to acknowledge it.“There’s a good bond there now, everyone is supporting the other and the other is performing to do what they do and represent Laois very well and that’s great.”On the red card to Aaron Dunphy, manager Eddie Brennan wasn’t too impressed.He said: “I’d have a take that it wasn’t seen, but these things happen. I’ve seen it inside, and yeah there was a bit of contact with a hurl.“I’ve been on the receiving ends of those lots of times, and I’ve never seen a lad get sent off, but it’s not going to be a case of saying that was the reason.“It certainly made our task really, really difficult. At that stage you’re going ‘Oh God, we could be in for a long evening’.“To be fair to the guys, they went at it to a man. They stuck at it, they kept fighting. When you’re coming down the straight, in the match like that, and this is where experience kicks in.“There was a good experience for the lads today. Your experience will get you through that, your bit of craft and your bit of know-how will get you through it.“These things happen, unfortunately. As I said it probably did have an impact on us. It took the pressure off Tipp when we probably had been putting them under pressure at times. Look, they are a quality outfit, I’m not going to take anything away from Tipperary today.“They did what they had to do. They, to be fair to them, did not take us for granted in any way shape or form. They stuck at it, and they’re deservedly through.”SEE ALSO – Laois Ladies set to play All-Ireland championship match in O’Moore Park WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Facebook WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLaois Ladies set to play All-Ireland championship match in O’Moore ParkNext articleDivision 4 football glory for Portlaoise against Graiguecullen Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook TAGSEddie Brennan Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Manager Brennan heralds Laois fans as attentions turn to 2020 GAA Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 15th July 2019 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Senate Passes Trafficking in Persons Bill

first_imgRelatedSenate Elects First Visually Impaired President Senate Passes Trafficking in Persons Bill SenateJanuary 29, 2007 RelatedSenate Approves Bill on Charitable Organisations Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Senate on Friday (Jan. 26) passed the Trafficking in Persons Act, which will provide for the prevention of human trafficking, especially of women and girls, and punish those involved in such acts.Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator A. J. Nicholson, who piloted the Bill, said that the legislation sought to introduce specific provisions to deal with trafficking in persons, including protection of the victim; prosecution of the perpetrator; and the prevention of future acts.The Bill, he said, found its legal and human rights basis in the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime, which Jamaica ratified four years ago and supplementary agreements such as the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially children, which came into force globally in 2003.According to Senator Nicholson, the Jamaican government was concerned about incidences of human trafficking within the island, the practise of which has been described as a modern day form of slavery, involving victims, who are defrauded or coerced into labour or sexual exploitation. The United States’ State Department in its 2005 report, said that, “there is internal trafficking of persons within Jamaica, that is, from rural areas to urban centres”.In the meantime, Senator Nicholson told the Upper House that the government was working to provide shelters for persons affected by trafficking.“The government is far advanced in the establishment of dedicated shelters for trafficking victims. It is a very expensive process, but it is on the way,” he said.The Minister noted that the Victims’ Charter, which would be laid in both Houses of Parliament before the 2007/08 budget debate begins, would serve to complement efforts to address human trafficking.In her contribution, Opposition Senator Dorothy Lightbourne said that the Opposition was in support of the Bill and suggested that the legislation be reviewed periodically. “I am going to suggest that we review the Bill from time to time because we have to ensure that we prohibit and prevent trafficking, we facilitate effective investigation and prosecution and punishment of traffickers and we protect the victims of trafficking,” she stated.She further expressed pleasure that the government has been in consultations with non governmental organisations (NGO’s) in regards to the prevention of trafficking in persons. RelatedAttorney-at-Law Appointed to the Senatelast_img read more

Ford Fusion production officially ends

first_img RELATED TAGSFordFusionNon-LuxuryNews The Ford Fusion has been officially discontinued, marking the first time that the brand has been without a sedan in the lineup since the Model T.“As promised, Ford is reinventing the car to match consumers’ preferences and growing our business by significantly expanding our North America sport utility vehicle portfolio with the all-new Bronco and Bronco Sport, all-electric Mustang Mach-E, and all-new versions of Escape and Explorer, America’s all-time best-selling SUV,” Ford spokesperson Sam Schembari told Ford Authority. “As part of this shift, we ended Fusion sedan production on July 31st.”Ford introduced the Fusion in 2006 as a four-door, five passenger mid-sized sedan. It rode on the CD3 platform, which was also shared with the MKZ and eventually made its way to the new Continental, which also recently ended production. The Fusion was an obvious death as Ford moves to pair down its lineup to include only essential vehicles, such as the Mustang, F-150, and multiple SUVs. The Fusion also wasn’t a particularly hot seller, moving only 166,045 units in 2019, compared to it’s peak of 306,860 2014. So far in 2020, only 61,421 Fusions were sold. These, by the way, are U.S. sales figures.The Fusion will leave somewhat of a hole in Ford’s lineup, as it won’t be replaced with another sedan. Instead, rumours suggest the Fusion will be replaced by a midsize, wagon-style SUV. advertisement This is the first time that Ford hasn’t had a sedan in it’s lineup since 1923, when it introduced the Model T “Fordor,” its first enclosed four-door car. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Ford Fusion  Handout / Ford Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Trending in Canada See More Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Sell back your purchased textbooks; rentals due May 7

first_img Published: April 23, 2021 Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community  For faculty and staffPlease refer students to their email or have them contact [email protected] with questions. It is important students do not leave textbooks and course materials in their residence hall. They are welcome and encouraged to check in rental books at any time prior to the due date if they are done using them.  Don’t forget to return your textbook rentals to the CU Book Store before you leave for summer break! Textbooks rented for spring 2021 are due by May 7. If you plan to ship your rental books back, find instructions in the “Where can I check in my rentals?” dropdown.If you purchased your books and want to sell them back, the CU Book Store will be buying textbooks April 26–May 7 at the store in the UMC. See store hours. Do not leave textbooks and course materials in your residence hall. You are welcome to check in rental books at any time prior to the due date if you are done using them. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

2018 World of Pinot Noir Tickets on Sale October 20

first_imgShare AdvertisementThis year’s event includes more than 250 wineries from around the globe, pairing dinners, Pinot Noir parties and expert-led seminars, including an Exploration of the Burgundy-Oregon Connection with Joshua Greene, editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine, and Tasting The Best of Burgundy with David Glancy, Master Sommelier and founder of the San Francisco Wine School. Early Bird pricing available until Nov. 5.October 23, 2017 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – On Friday, Oct. 20, the World of Pinot Noir (WOPN), the wine world’s foremost organization dedicated to advancing and celebrating Pinot Noir, will officially release the first wave of tickets for its marquee event taking place March 2-3, 2018 at the seaside Ritz-Carlton Bacara in sunny Santa Barbara.The current wave of tickets – which includes ‘early bird pricing’ through Nov. 5 – can be viewed and purchased at WOPN Board of Directors are proud to announce Joshua Greene, editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine, will lead a tasting seminar exploring the rich and exciting link between Oregon’s Pinot Noir and Burgundy; David Glancy, a Master Sommelier and founder of the San Francisco Wine School, will guide WOPN’s popular Burgundy tasting seminar; and Matt Kettmann, contributing editor at Wine Enthusiast magazine, will host a panel tasting of the 92-plus scoring Pinot Noirs from the preeminent cool-climate vineyards in California’s exciting Central Coast.On pace to be the largest and most well-attended event in the organization’s 18-year history, the 2018 World of Pinot Noir will include two full days of pairing dinners prepared by renown chefs, Pinot Noir parties, two Grand Tastings featuring more than 250 premier Pinot Noir wineries from around the globe, and additional expert-led seminars.There are multiple ways for Pinot Noir fans and aficionados to take part in the events throughout the weekend.This first wave of tickets include all-access Weekend Passes, Day Passes, Grand Tasting tickets, and tickets for marquee seminars and lunches. Tickets for the much-anticipated Pinot Noir pairing dinners and additional events will be made available in November.Currently available tickets include:WEEKEND PASS (Early Bird pricing through Nov. 5)Includes an invitation to the Opening Night Celebration March 1; admission to the Friday and Saturday Tasting Seminars & Luncheons; VIP Admission to the Friday and Saturday Grand Tastings; and Pinot Noir Pairing Dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings.FRIDAY & SATURDAY SINGLE-DAY PASSES Includes admission to the day’s Tasting Seminar & Luncheon, VIP Admission to the day’s Grand Tasting, and a Pinot Noir Pairing Dinner.FRIDAY SEMINAR & LUNCHEON: Exploring the Oregon-Burgundy ConnectionJoshua Greene, Editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine, will lead a winemaker panel discussion and tasting that explores Oregon’s deep and growing ties to Burgundy, and the how this is influencing the current and future state of this exciting New World region. The seminar includes a three-course Pinot Noir-paired lunch prepared by the Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team, with wine service by World of Pinot Noir Sommeliers.SATURDAY BURGUNDY SEMINAR & LUNCHEON: Tasting Through The Best of BurgundyFounder of the San Francisco Wine School and Master Sommelier David Glancy – along with a panel of Burgundy experts and winemakers – will lead a fun and educational tasting of some of the most notable producers and most acclaimed vintages from France’s famed Pinot Noir region, and will discuss the varying classification systems of Burgundy’s sub-regions, their history, trends and the changing roles of growers and negociants. The seminar includes a three-course Pinot Noir-paired lunch prepared by the Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team, with wine service by World of Pinot Noir Sommeliers.FRIDAY CENTRAL COAST SEMINAR: Discover the Cool Climate Terroirs of the Central CoastWine Enthusiast magazine’s contributing editor, and Central Coast expert, Matt Kettmann, will explore Pinot Noirs from the varied preeminent cool-climate terroirs of the vast Central Coast. Along with a panel of acclaimed winemakers, Kettmann will guide the tasting of award-winning wines he scored 92 points or above.FRIDAY & SATURDAY VIP GRAND TASTINGS (Early Bird pricing through Nov. 5)This exclusive VIP ticket provides you with early entry to the Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Grand Ballroom, where you’ll be able to meet winemakers, be the first to bid on silent auction items, and taste through hundreds of Pinot Noir producers from around the world. Several other exclusive VIP experiences will be announced soon.For more information about the World of Pinot Noir, please visit About The World of Pinot NoirWOPN, a non-profit trade organization, was established in 2001 by a small, dedicated group of winemakers from California’s Central Coast. The group’s mission is to bring together the world’s foremost Pinot Noir producers, and in a gorgeous setting, celebrate the delicious wine grape. Wineries, potential sponsors and wine enthusiasts interested in learning more, please visit, or contact [email protected] Follow and tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #wopn #wopn2018Advertisement Linkedin TAGSConsumerWorld of Pinot Noir Facebook Email Previous articleLedson Winery & Vineyards Reopens Today – Monday, October 23Next articleNorth Coast Wine Industry Expo Supports #CAWineStrong Press Release ReddIt Twitter Home Industry News Releases 2018 World of Pinot Noir Tickets on Sale October 20Industry News ReleasesWine Business2018 World of Pinot Noir Tickets on Sale October 20By Press Release – October 23, 2017 15 0 Pinterestlast_img read more