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first_img Welcome José. #THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/0CYU4IXN0E — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 20, 2019 Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Massimo Moratti is “very happy” for Jose Mourinho’s new role at Tottenham, but “it’s everyone’s dream to see him back at Inter.” The Special One took the job after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked, receiving the formal announcement this morning. “I am very happy for him and I’m also pleased for Tottenham, who made a good choice, even if Pochettino was a fine coach,” former Inter President Moratti told Tuttomercatoweb. “Mourinho has everything it takes to do very, very well in London. Perhaps he was out of a job for so long because it was his decision to wait for what motivated him the most. He’s in London, joining the Champions League finalists, a club of great prestige.” There had also been suggestions over the summer that Mourinho could return to Serie A, specifically where he won the Treble in 2010. “It is the dream of all Inter fans to see him back here, that seems natural enough,” added Moratti. “It’s inevitable that we hope sooner or later to see him at the helm of Inter again. Of course, Antonio Conte is doing great things right now and getting the best out of the players at his disposal.” The former patron was asked which players in the current squad would have made it into the Treble-winning side, but he was not terribly impressed. “Samir Handanovic is certainly very important in goal. Of the new crop, let’s say I am pleased that Nicolò Barella and Stefano Sensi have settled in very quickly. Those two and Lautaro Martinez could’ve been part of the squad.”last_img read more

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first_imgWilliam Faulkner, in a 1956 interview with The Paris Review, talked of how an artist must never be satisfied with what he does, and how it is these very demons of dissatisfaction that drive an artist. Susmit Sen, the guitarist once part of the country’s pre-emient fusion rock band Indian,William Faulkner, in a 1956 interview with The Paris Review, talked of how an artist must never be satisfied with what he does, and how it is these very demons of dissatisfaction that drive an artist. Susmit Sen, the guitarist once part of the country’s pre-emient fusion rock band Indian Ocean-who has come out with a memoir Ocean to Ocean and an accompanying album by the same name-seems to agree with Faulkner.”I was never completely happy with what I created,” writes Sen. “It’s hard to pinpoint the exact reason for this dissatisfaction -perhaps it was due to my own expectations or because of external points of reference. I thought we could have done a lot more with every piece, even some of our most popular songs like ‘Kandisa’, ‘Ma rewa’, ‘Hille le’ and ‘Melancholic ecstasy’. The fact that they were big hits did not tell me that they were our best songs.”It is possibly this sense of dissatisfaction that makes Sen feel the need to explain his music, and the memories that influenced them, by writing a memoir. This is a daunting task. Words are not his primary mode of expression; music is. And that is why the book comes with a CD.Ocean to Ocean is a slim book. One can finish reading it in the same time it takes to give the accompanying CD three spins on a record player. Unless it is formulaic pop music, three is the absolute minimum listens one must give an album before forming an opinion about it. And the book serves as some sort of elaborate liner notes that you can go through while enjoying the album.advertisementYou read about a jazz festival in Delhi and how legends like Max Roach, Jan Garbarek and Stephane Grappelli left their mark on Sen in 1984, while you listen to the jazz-influenced sounds of the second track ‘Neo Swing’. You read about Indian Ocean traipsing around the world, while you listen to ‘Bongingon’ featuring an accordion maestro from Hungary. You read about the genius of Indian Ocean’s percussionist Asheem Chakravarty, while you hear a familiar style in Varun Gupta’s playing on this album.The book informs the music better, and the music serves as the perfect soundtrack for the book. This is a rare symbiotic relationship.Susmit SenOcean to Ocean, the book, meanders like a typical Sen musical composition. Anecdotes float in and out. Characters from his personal life and career as a musician float in and out. What hangs in there is Sen’s easy-going storytelling voice, tying it all up like a good riff. This is not a tell-all memoir, though. When he is talking about his music, Sen is completely candid, making it a record of India’s rock music scene in the 1980s and ’90s. But when the story veers to his personal life, you feel he is holding back and all you are getting are carefully rationed glimpses. You are going to read the book only once, and it is unlikely you will go back and read any part of it again.Ocean to Ocean, the album, however works much better and merits repeated listens. The sound is quintessential Indian Ocean. But what this album has is a cohesion and coherence that no Indian Ocean album, except perhaps the OST of Black Friday, had. Leaving Indian Ocean has freed Sen on two counts-there are no longer hectic tour schedules (the band had 88 shows in 2010!), giving him enough time to compose something new and polish it, and there is no longer the need to conform to any expectation of what people want an Indian Ocean album to sound like. With these encumbrances removed, and with a talented ensemble backing him, Susmit Sen’s new album is the best Indian Ocean album not released by a band named Indian Ocean.Thejaswi Udupa, a music aficionado, manages Yahoo Sports websitesTo read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Image Courtesy: Hindustan TimesAdvertisementIndia trumped West Indies for the fifth consecutive T20 as they clinched the series in Florida with a game to go. Krunal Pandya’s all-round performance guided the Men In Blue to a comfortable victory.Electing to bat first on a used surface that was devoid of moisture, Virat Kohli opted to field the same side. Shikhar Dhawan’s rocky return from his injury continued as the left-hander was dismissed early yet again.Image Courtesy: Hindustan TimesOn the other hand, Rohit Sharma’s purple patch continued as he broke Chris Gayle’s record for the highest number of sixes in the format. The opener notched up his fifty with Virat Kohli playing a cameo at the other end.However, with wickets tumbling including that of Rishabh Pant who now has only 4 runs in 2 innings so far. A final onslaught by Krunal Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja propelled to an above-par total of 167.Chasing 168, Evin Lewis once again fell prey to Bhuvenshwar Kumar for a duck. Barring Powell, who was promoted up the order, no one could quite settle in.Spinners shone for India before rain interrupted to hand India a 22-run victory through the DLS method.Read Also:Rob Key irks Indian fans as he says Steven Smith better than Virat KohliThe Ashes 1st Test Day 3 Review: Aussies hang on as hosts look to implode to set exciting finalelast_img read more

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first_imgWINNIPEG – Three items, including a crucifix, that belonged to North-West Rebellion leader Louis Riel, which have been held by the RCMP for decades, will soon return to Metis possession.RCMP Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau and Manitoba Metis Federation president David Chartrand signed a memorandum of understanding on Saturday that will see the items transferred to a Metis heritage centre in Winnipeg, once it is built.The items, which also include knife and a book of poetry Riel wrote, are currently on display at the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina.Riel was convicted of treason in 1885 for his role in the rebellion and was hanged.Brosseau, who is of Metis heritage himself, says Riel is believed to have handed the crucifix to a member of the North-West Mounted Police prior to his execution.He says the RCMP have had it since 1959.“It’s important to me, certainly on a number of levels, but absolutely being a person of Metis descent that those items be returned,” Brosseau said Saturday.Chartrand said the items belong with the Metis, not the Mounties.“They’re not trophies. They’re actually very important artifacts that have a direct connection to our great leader,” Chartrand said.Brosseau said the agreement to return the items follows news stories about them earlier this year. Discussions were then launched between the RCMP and Metis groups over what to do with them, he said, and it was determined there was an interest by Metis groups to have them.Chartrand said Metis groups have asked RCMP to hang on to the items until the planned Metis centre is finished.He said construction is hoped to begin next year.Brosseau said the poetry book was donated to RCMP in 1943. The hunting knife was given to RCMP in 1947.While the items can be viewed by the public at the RCMP museum in Regina, Brosseau said it’s not the same.“People have seen them and been exposed to them, but in the context of an RCMP heritage museum as opposed to, in this case, a museum which will ultimately be built by the Metis nation,” Brosseau said.last_img read more

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first_imgFREDERICTON – A game of political tug of war is set to begin this week in New Brunswick, as both the province’s main parties vie for the support of the Greens in the wake of an election that produced a deadlocked result.The Progressive Conservatives, led by Blaine Higgs, nabbed 22 seats in legislature to the Liberals’ 21, but Liberal Leader Brian Gallant will remain in power as both leaders try to gain support from the third parties.The right-of-centre People’s Alliance and the Green party scooped up three seats apiece on Sept. 24.The People’s Alliance has already it would help prop up a minority Tory government for up to 18 months — even though a formal deal or coalition has not been struck — but the Greens have not yet made any commitments, official or otherwise.In an email to The Canadian Press on Sunday, Green Leader David Coon said he has not yet met with either Gallant or Higgs.In response to a question about when talks between the parties would begin, he wrote: “To describe them as talks at this point makes them sound grander than is the case.”“I have a meeting planned with Mr. Higgs, and then the Liberals on consecutive days this week. Last week, both the Conservatives and the Liberals expressed a willingness to meet, so meet we will, this week,” said Coon.On Friday, Gallant said he would try to form a minority government with the Green Party and will recall the legislature by Oct. 23 or sooner for a throne speech.Gallant said the Liberals will not form a coalition with the People’s Alliance, saying there are “fundamental values” the Liberals don’t share with the smaller party, particularly their language policies.Thomas Bateman, a political science professor at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, said he believes Coon and the Greens are playing their cards well.“He really wants to be the person above the partisan fray,” Bateman said Sunday.“It looks like Mr. Gallant and Mr. Higgs are … not used to the idea of talking across party lines. Mr. Coon is remarkably open-minded about working with anybody who can move the Green agenda forward.”The results of this election are like nothing this generation of New Brunswickers have ever seen, with the province not having a minority government in almost 100 years.While Bateman said the rise in success for the People’s Alliance and the Green party doesn’t exactly signal a thirst for change, he believes it shows a growing frustration with the two main parties.He noted that the Tories, who began the election season platforming on fiscal restraint, began making large spending commitments — much like the Liberals — as the campaign wore on.“This province is moving towards bankruptcy, and yet these guys have just completely ignored that fact,” Bateman said.“So there are vast concerns out there that the two parties blocked right out. And I think that they’ve paid for it a little bit.”— By Alex Cooke in Halifaxlast_img read more

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first_imgMONTREAL – A former executive of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has been charged by Canada’s election watchdog with helping to orchestrate illegal political donations paid to federal political parties between 2004 and 2011.Normand Morin, 76, faces five charges related to soliciting employees to make political contributions and concealing their identities. Morin couldn’t be immediately reached to comment.The charges were laid Wednesday by the Commissioner of Canada Elections in the Court of Quebec on the recommendation of the director of public prosecutions.“The company cannot make a contribution, so essentially it was an illegal contribution that the company made and that this individual was involved in orchestrating,” said Michelle Laliberte, spokeswoman for the commissioner.Laliberte wouldn’t disclose if other people were investigated and said the process can be lengthy, depending on its complexity.The former SNC-Lavalin vice-president is the only person charged, and the commissioner is concluding his investigation into the event.“With any investigation, if new information were to come to light then we would look at it and determine how best to proceed but that’s true of any investigation,” Laliberte added in an interview.The Montreal-based company agreed in 2016 to a compliance agreement, which detailed almost $118,000 in donations to the Liberal and Conservative parties through company employees or their spouses who were then reimbursed by SNC-Lavalin.This illegal practice for skirting corporate donation limits was identified by a Quebec anti-corruption inquiry as a widespread problem in municipal and Quebec provincial politics.Federal Elections Commissioner Yves Cote investigated the donations since the provincial Charbonneau Commission’s mandate prevented it from following federal political threads.The improperly donated sums included: $83,534.51 to the Liberal Party of Canada; $13,552.13 to various Liberal riding associations; $12,529.12 to four contestants in the 2006 Liberal leadership race, including $5,000 each to Michael Ignatieff and Bob Rae; $3,137.73 to the Conservative Party of Canada; and $5,050 to various Conservative riding associations.All the funds have been repaid to the federal treasury by the respective national parties, both of whom disavow any knowledge of the scheme.Morin was named in 2006 by the Harper government to the board of the Port of Montreal with his term ending in 2014.The case is slated to resume June 27 in Montreal.Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC)last_img read more

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a stolen 2018 flat deck trailer, taken from a job site on 269 Rd, Fort St John, on December 5, 2018.Police say the trailer bearing BC license plate 5717IU has a very unique appearance.The trailer is described as: A tandem axleHaving a light bar on the front of the trailerHaving a white light pole on the front of the trailer, a tidy tank in the middle and two red heaters on the backHaving labels for D. Bauer on the equipmentThe Fort St John RCMP ask anyone who has information in this matter to contact police.If you have information about this incident or can assist in identifying suspects, you are asked to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.last_img read more

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Rabat – Minister-delegate for foreign affairs and cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida, met Tuesday in Rabat, with speaker of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, Soungala Apollinaire Ouattara, who is on a current visit to Morocco, on ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation.At a press briefing after the meeting, the Burkinabe official praised the exemplary and dynamic bilateral cooperation, welcoming Morocco’s support for the development effort in Burkina Faso.Bouaida who praised, for her part, “the role of Burkina Faso in the management of the Sahel-Saharan crisis,” said the meeting was an opportunity to “suggest the holding of a first economic forum between our two countries soon in Ouagadougou.” The minister highlighted the excellent political relations between Morocco and Burkina Faso, which reflect the relations of mutual respect between HM the King and President Blaise Compaoré.Welcoming the position of Burkina Faso on the Moroccan Sahara and its constant support for the Moroccaness of the southern provinces, Bouaida recalled the Burkinabe support for the Moroccan Sahara autonomy initiative. read more

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Rabat – The Wydad Casablanca (WAC) football team failed to win the fifth place of the FIFA Club World Cup after a 3-2 defeat against the Japanese team, Urawa Reds Diamonds.Both teams had lost the opportunity to take part in the competition’s semi-finals, which is currently taking place in Emirates from December 6 to 16. The Urawa Red Diamonds finished fifth in the competition.Wydad was ruled out from the competition on December 9 after a hard game against the Mexican team Pachuca, who won the game with a 1-0 victory. As for the Urawa Reds, the team lost the quarter final against Emirati team, Al Jazira on Saturday. The latter will play a decisive game against Spanish champions Real Madrid.Al Jazira’s manager Henk ten Cate said in a pre-match conference on Tuesday that the team “believed in it and dreamed about it.”The 63-year-old Dutchman added that “being here with Al Jazira is probably the biggest thing I have done – the semi-finals of a FIFA Club World Cup with a team from the UAE, it is almost something you can’t imagine.”Expressing his happiness over playing with the Spanish legend team, the coach admitted that “it is a big surprise that we are here. Nobody expected it. Only we believed in it and dreamed about it. It is a big thing for us.”“It is something special for all of us,” he continued. “For all of our achievements, we have put the country, the UAE on the map. We have good stadiums here, the infrastructure is very good, but we are a small football county so participating in competitions like this, and achieving what we did, will give the whole country a boost.”The two teams will play tomorrow at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City stadium at 9 p.m. local time.Real Madrid’s coach, Zinedine Zidane, said that “for us, we know that there is no match that is easy. We have a semi-final against an opponent that everyone says is going to be easy. If we think so, we will be wrong.”“We don’t think it’s going to be easy, we think it’s going to be hard. Whenever you play against Real Madrid, everyone wants to do their best. Anything can happen in football. That’s why we are trying to do our best,” he added.Zidane also expressed his happiness over being in the city of Abu Dhabi. “I am very happy with the city and with the welcome of the people.” read more

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19 February 2008A former Rwandan government official has been arrested and handed over to the United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to deal with the genocide to face trial over his alleged role in the mass killings that engulfed the small African country in 1994. Callixte Nzabonimana, who served as minister of youth and sports in Rwanda’s interim government in 1994, was arrested yesterday in the Tanzanian town of Kigoma and transferred today to Arusha, site of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). He is soon expected to make an initial appearance before a judge at the ICTR. Mr. Nzabonimana, 55, is facing six charges, including counts of genocide, making direct and public incitements to commit genocide, and conspiracy to commit genocide. The indictment against the former minister said he conspired with others to devise a plan to exterminate Rwanda’s civilian Tutsi population and eliminate members of the political opposition. Mr. Nzabonimana, a former member of the Mouvement Républicain National pour le Développement et la Démocratie (MNRD), is jointly charged with six others: Augustin Bizimana, Edouard Karemera, Andre Rwamakuba, Mathieu Ngirumpatse, Joseph Nzirorera and Felicien Kabuga. The Security Council set up the ICTR in 1994 in the wake of that year’s genocide, during which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered – mostly by machete or club – in just 100 days starting in early April. read more

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The UK is also home to more specialist car manufacturers than any other country, including some of the world’s most iconic and prestigious brands. These companies make around 25,000 vehicles a year, typically sourcing around two thirds of their components from the UK and have a combined turnover of around £2.5 billion.A full printed version of 2013 Motor Industry Facts will be available in May 2013.PDF version: Click here to download 2013 Motor Industry Facts.The key facts and figures below demonstrate the full scale and scope of UK automotive:Industry performanceTypical UK automotive turnover is around £55 billion.Annual net value-added to the economy is around £12 billion.UK automotive accounts for 11% of total UK exports.ManufacturingThe UK is home to:Seven volume car manufacturers.Eight major premium and sports car manufacturers and more than 100 specialist brands.Eight commercial vehicle manufacturers and 10 bus and coach manufacturers.In 2012, UK automotive manufactured 1.5 million cars, 112,039 commercial vehicles and 2.5 million engines, exporting more than 80% of total vehicles and 62% of engines to markets around the world. Supply chainAt present, about 80% of all component types required for vehicle assembly operations can be procured from UK suppliers.The UK automotive supply chain typically generates £4.8bn of added value to the UK economy.There are around 2,350 UK companies that regard themselves as ‘automotive’ suppliers, employing more than 80,000 people.It is estimated that every job in UK vehicle assembly supports 7.5 elsewhere in the economy. Environmental credentialsIn the last 10 years, CO2 emissions of new cars registered in the UK have fallen by more than 20%, averaging 133.1g/km in 2012.The total number of cars on UK roads in 2011 emitting less than 100g/km CO2 was 123,296.In 2011, UK vehicle manufacturers reduced energy consumption per vehicle produced by 14%.Apprenticeships and trainingDuring the past five years, UK automotive has employed more than 75,000 young people as apprentices in engineering and manufacturing.There are more than 700,000 people employed across the automotive industry, with 140,000 people directly employed in manufacturing.To find out even more about the UK automotive industry, click here to download 2013 Motor Industry Facts.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Registrations and salesBy volume, the UK new car market is the second largest in Europe.For the first time ever, registrations of diesel cars topped one million units.The Supermini segment took the largest share of the UK new car market in 2012 with 36.4%. SMMT’s 2013 Motor Industry Facts showcases the headline statistics about UK automotive in the run-up to next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Featuring the latest 2012 data, the guide details last year’s increases in registrations and manufacturing, the success of new models in the UK, a continued improvement in average CO2 emissions, investment in new facilities and equipment and much more.The UK new car market is now the second largest in Europe. Last year, 2,044,609 new cars were registered, overtaking annual volumes in France and coming second only to Germany. The best selling car in 2012 was the Ford Fiesta (109,265 units registered), followed by the Vauxhall Corsa (89,434 units registered).Emissions from new cars registered in the UK have never been lower. Contributing to the continued decline last year were the 27,319 alternatively-fuelled vehicles registered – an increase of 7.7% on 2011, boosted by new electric and hybrid models coming onto the market.Although car manufacturing has not yet returned to pre-recession levels, full year 2012 figures confirm the highest output since 2008 and a record 1.21 million cars exported. The largest manufacturer in the UK is Nissan, producing more than half a million cars in 2012. The most popular model built at its Sunderland plant last year was the Qashqai, accounting for more than 300,000 units. In total, the UK is home to more than 30 major vehicle manufacturing sites, producing in excess of 60 model lines across the car and commercial vehicle sectors and supplying to over 100 markets worldwide.“Motor Industry Facts pulls all the key information about UK automotive into one place, celebrating the industry’s reputation for innovation, quality and manufacturing excellence across all sectors,” said Mike Baunton, SMMT Interim Chief Executive. “2012 was an outstanding year for UK automotive, with export and production site records being broken. New opportunities have been created within the supply chain, thanks to major investment commitments, and SMMT is bringing industry and lenders together with its popular Meet the Buyer and Meet the Funder events.”Engine production is another key part of the UK automotive industry. Around 62% of engines made in the UK are manufactured at Ford’s plants in Dagenham and Bridgend. The Dagenham Diesel Centre is run on 100% renewable energy and meets more than 50% of Ford’s global demand for diesel engines. In 2012, the plant manufactured its 40 millionth engine.There has been significant investment in the automotive industry over the past two years. In 2012 alone, commitments topped £2.5 billion, including investment into Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover, Vauxhall and many component manufacturers, boosting the UK’s £4.8 billion supply chain.Last year, the Automotive Council identified more than £3 billion of opportunities for domestic automotive suppliers. Among the key commodity opportunities are engine castings, steering systems and trim components, collectively representing £760 million of potential new business for many of the UK’s 2,000+ supply chain companies. read more

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“I hope Harlech enjoys the celebrations and that the new title brings lots of people to the beautiful town, to experience the world’s steepest street for themselves.” A street in Wales has been named the steepest in the world following a campaign by locals. Ffordd Pen Llech, in the seaside town of Harlech, North Wales, has been officially recorded as being at a gradient of 37 per cent – two per cent steeper than the previous record holder in New Zealand.On Tuesday the Guinness World Records announced the Welsh street had wrested the title away from Baldwin Street in Dunedin, a city on New Zealand’s South Island, which has a gradient of 35% and has attracted tourists from all around the world.Local businesses have been trading on the title for the past two years since gaining the record, and the 350-metre-long street has found fame on social media.But locals in Harlech, led by entrepreneur and architectural historian Gwyn Headley, claimed Fford Pen Llech was even steeper, leading to an inspection by an independent surveyor on June 6 who verified the gradient.Mr Headley, who first wondered if the street was the steepest after his car slid down it while the handbrake was fully locked, said he felt “utter relief” and “jubilation” following the announcement.He said: “I feel sorry for Baldwin Street and the New Zealanders, but steeper is steeper. “At least they have the Rugby World Cup … for the moment …” The street runs past the medieval Harlech Castle, a Unesco World Heritage site, and is lined with houses, a shop, a caravan park, a laundry service, and a restaurant.Glyn Roberts, who owns the Castle Cottage Restaurant, said: “We didn’t realise it was the steepest street in the world, but it is very steep and it’s a good heart-starter walking up and down the hill.”It’s a lovely part of the world and to have this extra accolade can do nothing but good for the town and bring more people in.”For a street to qualify for the title of the world’s steepest it must be a public thoroughfare, fully paved and contain buildings running alongside it.The record measurement is based on the highest gradient over a 10m section of road.Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records editor in chief, said: “The local community in Harlech has shown sheer willpower in their quest to earn Ffordd Pen Llech the title.”We know the anticipation has been building for quite some time now and I’m pleased to see the outcome has brought such joy to the residents. Is this street in North Wales the world’s steepest street?Residents submitted a bid for Ffordd Pen Llech to be recognised as the steepest, so we put our reporter @ITVRobShelley to the test. pic.twitter.com/xOrUb7fJ2R— ITV Wales News (@ITVWales) September 7, 2018 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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first_imgGastro-entérite : 400 personnes touchées au cours d’une croisières dans les CaraïbesC’est en pleine croisière de luxe dans les Caraïbes que 400 passagers et membres d’équipage ont eu la mauvaise surprise de se retrouver pris de vomissements et de diarrhées aux alentours de Noël. Selon les services de santé américains, les malades ont sans doute été infectés par des norovirus. Les passagers et membres de l’équipage touchés par cette incroyable épidémie de gastro-entérite se trouvaient à bord de deux navires de luxe, le Queen Mary 2 de la Cunard et l’Emerald Princess de la compagnie Princess Cruises. Conformément à la règlementation en vigueur qui prévoit des signalements aux autorités lorsque plus de 2% des passagers et personnels d’équipage sont touchés par une maladie, les responsables des croisières ont déclaré l’épidémie aux services de santé compétents. Ce n’est pas la première fois qu’une telle épidémie touche des vacanciers au cours d’une croisière. 300 des 1 843 passagers d’une croisière sur la mer Baltique avait également été frappés par la gastro-entérite en décembre. D’après Jaret James, l’un des responsables des services sanitaires pour la navigation, de telles épidémies de gastro-entérites sont assez courantes à bord de navires car il s’agit de lieux clos où les infections peuvent facilement se propager d’une personne à l’autre.Des procédures de nettoyage et de désinfection ont immédiatement été mises en place à bord des deux paquebots, et les passagers ont été informés. Sur le Queen Mary 2, 194 passagers et 11 membres d’équipage ont été contaminés, sur un total de plus de 3 800 personnes à bord, alors qu’à bord de l’Emerald Princess, 189 passagers et 31 membres de l’équipage sont tombés malades sur un total de plus de 4 400 personnes à bord.Le 30 décembre 2012 à 09:18 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgStay on target The rumors were all true. Microsoft is making an Xbox with no disc drive. The new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition launches May 7 with Sea of Thieves, Minecraft, and Forza Horizon 3 pre-installed for $250. The Xbox One SAD is the perfect console for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, another Microsoft rumor that just got confirmed. Check out this trailer to see the hard work that went into deleting a slot.Another day, another weird Xbox hardware rumor. Yes the upcoming end of this disappointing console generation has made Microsoft’s next moves seem even more potentially promising. But if this story is true it appears the company isn’t finished trying out new ideas with the current Xbox One hardware. A disc-less, all-digital Xbox One is apparently coming, apparently very soon.The rumor, largely coming from Windows Central, suggests that Microsoft may be taking its lower-end Xbox One S model and making it even more stripped-down and affordable. Sure the Xbox One X has better specs and 4K support but what if you don’t care about that at all? What if you don’t even care about buying physical games when everything is available digitally to download anyway?The hypothetical Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is the device for you. And we’ll find out soon if it’s for real because rumors also suggest the console revision is being revealed in April for a May launch, leaving E3 in June free for possible next-gen Xbox announcements.So imagine a keynote at GDC in two weeks where Microsoft announces Xbox Live and Game Pass services for a variety of new platforms, including Nintendo Switch. But in-between all that playing nice with rivals they also introduce another box of their own that also gets the same benefits. A cheaper all-digital Xbox One is perfect for just using a subscription service like Game Pass. It’s the ideal way to play Crackdown 3.If you’ve been paying attention to the Xbox One since the beginning, you’ll be suspicious of any models that try to turn removing (non-Kinect) functionality into a selling point. Even though these policies were hastily reversed, the idea that the Xbox One couldn’t play used games or play offline at all basically smothered the console in the crib. But it’s not like all Xbox One consoles are losing disc drives, just this one.Again, we’ll see soon enough how real the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is and how much it costs. For more on Xbox read our interview with AbleGamers’ Steven Spohn about the Xbox Adaptive Controller and check out our picks for the best original Xbox games. Review: ‘Gears 5’ Brings a Fresh Perspective to the FranchiseYes, Your Xbox Was Spying on You last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The third graders of Abundant Life Christian School in Wilmington received personalized dictionaries from “The Dictionary Project.” Representatives from the Tewksbury-Wilmington Lodge of Elks #2070 presented student dictionaries to each student of the third grade class.About The Dictionary Project“The Dictionary Project” is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Their goal is to assist all students to become good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing students a gift of their own personal dictionary. http://www.dictionaryproject.orgAbout Abundant LifeAbundant Life Christian School and Learning Center is a private, Christian school located in the Abundant Life Christian Center of Wilmington. It desires to produce students who are uniquely prepared to discover the world around them, to be inquisitive about its many facets, are creative in their approach to problems, and seek to grow individually all in the framework of Christian faith. It offers a curriculum that is academically sound, intellectually challenging and theologically consistent with faith in Jesus Christ. For more information please contact the school at 978-657-8710 or go to http://www.ablifeschool.com.Mrs. Krause and her students; Amayo, Isabella, Morgan, Collin, Amy, Dylan, Ethan, Blake, Ishad and Joshua; and Mr. See from the  Tewksbury-Wilmington Lodge of Elks(NOTE: The above information is from Abundant Life.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTO: Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks Donate Dictionaries To Abundant LifeIn “Photo of the Day”PHOTO: Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks Donate Dictionaries To Abundant LifeIn “Photo of the Day”PHOTO OF THE DAY: Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks Donate Dictionaries To Abundant LifeIn “Photo of the Day” Thank You To Our Sponsor:last_img read more

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first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Magnified silver nanowire. Credit: 3M © 2013 Phys.org More information: news.3m.com/press-release/comp … re-film-touch-screen Explore further (Phys.org) —3M has announced a joint venture with Cambrios Technologies, a nanotechnology company, to produce a new line of touch sensitive screens based on silver nanowire ink developed by Cambrios. The announcement marks a move by 3M into nanowire based technology for touchscreen displays and away from the traditional indium tin oxide design. Copper nanowire films could lower touch screen, LED and solar cell costs Citation: 3M teams with Cambrios to produce silver nanowire ink for touch displays (2013, December 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-12-3m-teams-cambrios-silver-nanowire.html Silver nanowire ink is, as its name implies, is a type of ink made out of nanowires—a nanowire is an elongated structure with a diameter on the order of a single nanometer. Thus, the ink that is made is a mixture of combined nanowires (and other materials)—and because they are made of silver in this instance, are highly conductive. Using them as an ink to cover a screen allows for creating a touch surface that doesn’t rely on other sensors to discriminate location—that makes them more easily used in a wider variety of applications.In the announcement, the two companies report that they will be jointly developing three types of screens based on silver nanowire technology, metal mesh and ITO sensor film. 3M also announced plans to ramp up production of touch screen manufacturing capacity over the next year to incorporate the new silver nanowire based screens.The new screens will be made using conductive silver nanowire ink which is patterned using a polyester base. The nanowire ink, the two firms report, is particularly transparent, has very good clarity and very little haze, making it ideal for devices that require a high degree of sharp, clear images. Also, screen resistance can be customized to suit the specifications of individual vendors which allows for varying response times.Also noted is that the new screens can be used for both small devices such as phones and tablets and large ones, such as big (touch) screen TVs—they can also be used in applications that require round surfaces or conformity to angles, giving them an edge over tin oxide designs.The announcement of an agreement between behemoth 3M and the much smaller Cambrios also suggests that the huge corporations is no longer content to wait for breakthroughs in its own lab and is now willing to forge partnerships with other smaller companies to develop leading edge touch-screen technology.last_img read more

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first_img Community Homebuyers Homeownership households Neighborworks America property real estate Wells Fargo 2019-02-06 Radhika Ojha How Wells Fargo is LIFTing Communities February 6, 2019 872 Views Sharecenter_img From homebuyer education to down payment assistance, Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT program (LIFT program) in association with NeighborWorks America has invested $442 million since it began the program in 2012, creating nearly 20,000 homeowners across the U.S.The bank said that through this investment it launched 67 LIFT programs to support sustainable housing, especially for low- and moderate-income buyers. “Owning a home is a primary driver of economic security and the cornerstone of the American Dream, yet access to affordable housing is a significant challenge in communities across the country,” said Tim Sloan, CEO and President, Wells Fargo.Looking at the impact of the program, an analysis by NeighborWorks America indicated that 61 percent of LIFT homeowners represented low- and moderate-income households and that among the LIFT buyers surveyed, 42 percent paid less for housing than they did previously.“NeighborhoodLIFT is a terrific collaborative success that makes homeownership achievable and sustainable,” said Kim Smith-Moore, National LIFT programs Manager, Wells Fargo. “The program has made a real difference in the lives of nearly 20,000 people and families—with the majority of them representing underserved, low- and moderate-income households—by helping them prepare to be successful homeowners.”The analysis also indicated that 80 percent of the people who bought a home through this program state that the homebuyer education service they received through LIFT would help them manage their finances. Wells Fargo said that more than 60,000 potential homebuyers had received housing counseling from a NeighborWorks network member engaged in LIFT programs. It also indicated that from the time it had started, the program has helped with the purchase of $2 billion in real estate.“The program is helping families meet the challenge of coming up with a sufficient down payment, and the required housing counseling education classes are proven to help buyers both prepare and achieve their goals of responsible homeownership,” said Marietta Rodriguez, President and CEO of NeighborWorks America. “For families who do not currently qualify, financial education and counseling are offered to help prepare for future homeownership.”The program, which offers homebuyer education, as well as down payment assistance grants in local communities, first began in Los Angeles and Atlanta. In 2018, with a commitment of $75 million, the program expanded to Atlanta, New Mexico, Boston, Kansas City, Chicago, Des Moines, Mississippi, Charlotte, and Orlando. Wells Fargo said that the program also added special parameters to enable hundreds of teachers, military service members, veterans, and first responders to achieve homeownership.Click here to learn more about the NeigbhorhoodLIFT program. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newslast_img read more

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first_img RelatedBudget airlines ramp up French connectionsFrance has seen its status cemented as a popular flight location with a host of new low cost routes getting under way.Ryanair adds new route to GermanyLow-cost carrier Ryanair has announced a new service from London Stansted Airport to the German city of Zweibrucken.New Marseille flights from BirminghamNew Marseille flights from Birmingham Ryanair has launched into unknown territory with plans for domestic flights within France and Germany.The budget airline will become only the second low-cost carrier to try to break the French internal market, following in easyJet’s footsteps with a Paris-Marseille service and also embarking on an ambitious Berlin-Frankfurt route in May.Rival carrier easyJet abandoned its services in 2005 and Ryanair will face stiff competition not only in the form of Air France’s stranglehold on French aviation but also from high-speed TGV trains that link Paris and Marseille in as little as three hours.Releasing 25,000 seats on the route for only €10 (£7.70) tax-inclusive, the airline claims it is not directly competing with TGV, which has the advantage of serving the centre of Paris but offers a standard rail fare of around €105.Ryanair launched the plans by shifting the attention to air travel competition, with head of communications Peter Sherrard claiming: “200,000 German passengers will save €20 million per annum and 60,000 French passengers will save €6 million per annum compared to Lufthansa and Air France’s fares.” ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_imgFlorence, Italy – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineElite hotel group Rocco Forte launch two new exclusive guest experiences for their hotels in two of Europe’s culture-rich cities.The Rocco Forte Group is one of the smaller leading luxury hotel groups with only 13 hotels in selected city destinations. Beautiful surroundings, attentive service and stately comfort are the hallmarks of the Rocco Forte brand which aims to create truly memorable and luxurious experience for its guests.Both the Hotel Savoy in Florence and The Charles Hotel in Munich are located in the very heart of the each city’s historic centers amid landmark buildings and monuments, and already hold a reputation for excellence. These two new experiences aims to provide guests with unique insights into the cultural riches to be found in each city.The birthplace of opera and home to some of the greatest Renaissance art ever created, the city of Florence has long been a center for the arts, and this summer, Rocco Forte are celebrating this history with opera-singing and art classes for guests at The Savoy hotel. Led by specialist tutors and complemented by guided tours of Florence’s cultural hotspots such as the Pitti Palace, guests can learn the history of Italian opera or how to paint in the style of one the great Italian masters.One or two day opera classes will teach how to truly appreciate vocal technique and include tickets to a classic opera in the city such as Verdi’s La Traviata or Puccini’s Turandot. Art classes consist of three-hour morning lessons in the style of Leonardo, Michelangelo or Caravaggio before an afternoon gallery tour of their greatest works.Already drawing thousands of visitors each year for its famed Oktoberfest festival, this summer Munich celebrates 200 years of the Bavarian beer garden and The Charles Hotel is offering its guests an exclusive Beer Garden Experience to mark the occasion. Available until October 31st, guests are given the opportunity to savor the city’s beer gardens in style.Picnic baskets filled with local delicacies such Bravarian meats and cheeses are provided as well as complimentary bike hire for the duration of your stay at The Charles Hotel. There will also be a number of events throughout the city including the Open Air Classical Concerts on the Odeonsplatz and the Cook’s Ball at the Chinese Tower in the English Garden.www.roccofortehotels.comlast_img read more

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