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Troy Deeney’s late winner for Watford leaves Alan Pardew on brink

first_imgAlan Pardew did not hang around. As soon as the final whistle blew he headed down the tunnel. Out of sight but, as far as the West Brom supporters here were concerned, not out of mind. “Alan Pardew, get out of our club,” they chanted having bellowed “You’re getting sacked in the morning” at the manager shortly after Troy Deeney had struck. The atmosphere was toxic and, for Pardew, the end feels increasingly near.The 56-year-old arrived here with his job on the line and it is hard to see him still being in charge by the time Leicester arrive at The Hawthorns on Saturday. It is now one win in 15 Premier League games since he succeeded Tony Pulis in November with this the first time West Brom have suffered five successive league defeats since January 2011. Share on Twitter West Bromwich Albion Everton fans turn on Allardyce as Chris Wood completes Burnley comeback Share via Email Read more Share on Facebook Premier League They are stranded further in last place – eight points from safety with nine fixtures remaining – and after everything else that has happened, most notably the squad’s eventful jaunt to Barcelona and Chris Brunt’s row with Pardew following last week’s 2-1 loss to Huddersfield, change may be best for all involved.That, ultimately, is a decision for West Brom’s owner, Guochuan Lai, and it is a decision he will have to make after Pardew once again made it clear he will not resign. He accepted losing his job was a potential consequence of the team’s slump but there was more defiance than deflation from the former Crystal Palace manager following a display which he described as committed and a huge improvement on the one his players delivered seven days ago.Pardew was correct. While West Brom may have enjoyed less possession than Watford and created fewer chances, they were arguably the better side. Having been told by Brunt during that dressing-room row that 4-4-2 did not work, Pardew started the Northern Irishman in a 4-1‑4-1 formation through which the visitors displayed admirable organisation, resilience and dedication to the cause.Operating as a left-sided central midfielder, Brunt was their best performer but there were other notable displays from those in blue and white. Ahmed Hegazi was solid at the back while Jake Livermore and Grzegorz Krychowiak worked hard to close down Watford’s midfielders. Out wide, meanwhile, Matt Phillips and Jay Rodriguez were a constant threat, while up front Salomón Rondón worked hard in an isolated role.Ultimately, however, it is Rondón who may well have the biggest regrets regarding West Brom’s failure to secure at least a point. The Venezuelan spurned a number of chances to score, none more glaring than the header from Kieran Gibbs’s cross on 54 minutes that he sent wide of the post from a close-range, unmarked position.It felt like a big moment and even more so after the final whistle, with Pardew not only ruing his side’s lack of ruthlessness in front of goal but also the moment on 71 minutes when Daryl Janmaat and Rodriguez collided as the latter attempted to meet Phillips’s cross.Pardew was adamant Janmaat, who he briefly worked with at Newcastle, had fouled Rodriguez and, therefore, the referee, Paul Tierney, should have awarded his side a penalty. The Observer It was not to be and soon after Watford struck. Krychowiak lost possession to Will Hughes in midfield who in turn played a quick through pass to Deeney. The striker ran clear of West Brom’s backline and, having kept his cool, curled the ball past the onrushing Ben Foster and into the back of the net for his second winning goal in two games here.Pardew described the goal as West Brom’s one mistake of a bitterly cold afternoon and it was certainly a cruel moment for the visitors given Watford had produced little threat before Deeney’s finish, with a shot from Stefano Okaka on 75 minutes that Gibbs cleared off the line the best they had offered.Not that the home supporters cared. Having roared with delight in response to a goal that lifts them up to ninth, they turned their attention to the opposition manager. It soon spread to the away end and all Pardew could do was stand motionless and look on. His suffering may soon be over.‘This is about West Brom, not me’Alan Pardew has accepted his job as the West Brom manager is on the line following the 1-0 loss to Watford but has insisted he can still save the team from seemingly inevitable relegation.It is now one win in 15 Premier League games for Pardew since he succeeded Tony Pulis in November with Albion having suffered five straight league defeats. They are bottom, eight points from safety and look increasingly doomed.As does Pardew, who was nevertheless defiant here and made it clear that he expects to be in charge when Leicester visit The Hawthorns on Saturday.“People turn this into a personal situation, but this is about West Brom, not me,” he said. “If the consequences are that I lose my job that is what it is. I just hope what we saw today will be enough.“In terms of difference in performance this week from last week, it was a huge improvement. Today was a committed performance and unfortunately we have come out the wrong side.“We have nine games to play and there are still a lot of points to play for. If we get a win that can change the dynamic, but when you look at our win and goals ratio you question that. So we have to try and get that win.”There was sympathy for Pardew from Javi Gracia after he oversaw a third successive home win as Watford manager and one that lifts the team to ninth. “I respect Alan Pardew and wish him the best for the future,” said the Spaniard. match reports Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on Messenger Southampton’s Sofiane Boufal left to hold his head as Stoke escape Share on Pinterest Watford Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Vine: This Alley-Oop From Kentucky’s Devin Booker To Trey Lyles Is Absolutely Beautiful Basketball

first_imgTrey Lyles finishes alley-oop from Devin Booker.Vine/@ehatt493 Kentucky’s frontcourt is just unfair at this point. Earlier in today’s game vs. Arkansas—the second place team in the SEC—Willie Cauley-Stein absolutely obliterated a Razorback with a huge block. With just over a minute left in the first half, one of John Calipari’s fantastic freshmen, Trey Lyles, completed a picture perfect alley-oop on an awesome feed from Devin Booker.Trey Lyles cannot be stopped! #BBN https://t.co/N1l9pYpQmh— Evan Hatter (@ehatt493) February 28, 2015Lyles leads all scorers with 12 points. Kentucky is up 48-33 on Arkansas, and it looks increasingly likely that the ‘Cats will head into the post-season undefeated.last_img read more

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Fiorentina sign Bayern Munich legend Ribery

first_imgBayern Munich legend Franck Ribery has signed for Fiorentina, the Serie A club announced on Wednesday.The 36-year-old, who won a record nine Bundesliga titles during his stay in Germany, has penned a two-year deal with the Florence-based side to take him through until 2021.The former France international brought the curtain down on a 12-year stay with the Bavarian giants last season after helping them to another domestic triumph. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Having started his career with his hometown club Boulogne in 2000, he spent spells with Ales, Brest, Metz and Galatasaray before moving to Marseille in 2005, where he made his name, helping the club to back-to-back Coupe de France finals.He subsequently moved to Bayern two seasons later, in 2007, for a then club-record fee of €25 million (£22.9m/$27.7m), where he helped the club dominate German football for the subsequent decade, winning his first title in his maiden season.Along with his domestic league triumphs, was also a six-time DFB-Pokal Cup winner and, in 2013, was a member of the Bayern team that memorably achieved the treble after they lifted the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.In 2008, he was named German Footballer of the Year, making him one of only five foreign players to date to be awarded the honour, while he came third in the Ballon d’Or race in 2013.At international level, Ribery was called up to the national team for the first time in 2006, playing a part in their World Cup near-miss against Italy in Germany, and he would go on to become a consistent presence until 2014, when he retired from representative football following the World Cup in Brazil, which he missed through injury.All in all, he won 81 caps for his country and scored 16 goals.Ribery becomes Fiorentina’s seventh arrival of the transfer window, joining players such as former Bologna midfielder Erick Pulgar and ex-Sassuolo striker Kevin-Prince Boateng in signing for Vincenzo Montella’s outfit.The former Viola boss took the reins in Florence for a second time in April, following the resignation of Stefano Pioli, with the club just avoiding a close shave with relegation from Serie A last season.last_img read more

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Micromax Infinity N12 review: Attractive design and a good selfie camera

first_imgMicromax Infinity N12 review: Attractive design and a good selfie cameraMicromax Infinity N12 offers decent performance, it has a clean software, its selfie camera is good and rear cameras are decent in good light.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJanuary 7, 2019UPDATED: January 8, 2019 10:47 IST 7/10Smartphone market in India today is being ruled by Chinese companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus. In middle of intense competition from the Chinese smartphone makers, Micromax is the one Indian company that has managed to keep its head above water. But barely. It has lost much market share in the last two years. Though the Gurugram-headquartered tech company had been silent for most parts of 2018, it ended the year on a high-note by launching two new smartphones– the Micromax Infinity N12 and the Micromax Infinity N11– in India.While Micromax Infinity N11 with its 2GB RAM and 8MP front camera is priced at Rs 8,999, its elder sibling- the Micromax Infinity N12– is available for Rs 9,999 across all Micromax retail stores in India.This is the review of the Infinity N12, which comes with slightly better hardware than the Infinity N11. The Infinity N12 not only features more RAM but it also comes with a better selfie camera. Front camera is definitely one of the high points of the Infinity N12. The phone also comes with a gigantic battery that ensures that you don’t run out of juice no matter what you do. What adds to the overall allure of the phone is its sturdy built and its premium appeal.Before I talk about the phone in detail here is a quick look at the key specs of the Micromax Infinity N12.Micromax Infinity N12 specificationsScreen: 6.2-inch with HD+ displayProcessor: 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processoradvertisementRAM: 3GBStorage: 32GB internal storageOperating System: Android 8.1 OreoCamera: 13MP + 5MP rear. 16MP frontConnectivity: Dual VoLTE aka dual-SIM support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm jackBattery: 4,000mAh Premium looks, sturdy buildThe way the product lineup of Micromax looks right now, I believe the Infinity N12 is one of the better-looking phones from the company. With the Infinity N12, Micromax also joins the trend of having a notch on top of the screen, something that also adds to the phone’s visual appeal.The Micromax Infinity N12 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a screen aspect ratio of 18.9:9. The screen size is neither too big, nor small. The aspect ratio, although seemingly odd, keeps the width of the screen manageable. The result is that the phone looks balanced and sits comfortably in the hands.On the back, the Infinity N12 sports glossy finish. The Micromax Infinity N12 comes with a plastic body with a glossy finish at the back. While this sheen gives it a premium appeal, it also makes it susceptible to smudges. Funnily, it makes you feel like a character from one of the old crime movies wherein the suspect leaves their fingerprint all over the murder weapon you see what I mean? I like the overall looks of the Infinity N12. The glossy finish, albeit prone to smudges, make the design look premium. But I don’t entirely like the plastic. Phones in this price range are now coming with metal back covers and it would have been nice to see the Infinity N12 too using some metal in its body. The use plastic, on the other hand, has couple of positives. Despite its large screen, the N12 is a relatively light phone. And two, I believe the Infinity N12 is more durable. The flexibility of plastic means it can take an accidental fall or two with ease.I found the display of the Infinity N12 to be sufficiently bright in the indoor light. However, it was the outdoor lighting condition where the display failed to charm me. Even with the brightness set on max, the screen just isn’t bright enough. Apart from that I found the video playback to be a bit patchy. The screen just didn’t do justice to the visuals. For regular use, the colours seem good enough, just don’t expect to see brilliant contrast in your sunset photos on this phone.Clean software, decent performerOne of the best things about the Micromax Infinity N12 is its software. The phone comes with Android 8.1 Oreo with and Micromax has mostly kept the look and feel of the stock Android alive. The buttons are well-rounded and you can get access to all the apps in the phone using a simple swipe on the home screen.The phone comes pre-loaded with all the essential apps including Google’s app package, Facebook, Amazon and Paytm. In addition to that, it has Micromax’s native App Centre and M! Browser apps.The Micromax Infinity N12 does a decent job when it comes to handling the chores of the daily life. You can juice it up once and leave your charger behind without worrying about the battery running out halfway.The phone mostly works without a hitch. Though there is a noticeable lag — say 3-4 seconds on an average — in using apps and browsing through them. The app interface isn’t as smooth as I would like it to be, especially since it goes toe to toe with Xiaomi phones, which are incredibly popular with people shopping for phones under Rs 10,000. Having said that, what’s good about this phone is that though it might be slow at times, but it is consistent. To put it simply, you won’t see it stop working or freezing.advertisement The Infinity N12 comes with face unlock feature, and despite its relatively low price, I was surprised to find that the features works well in the phone. In fact, both face unlock and the fingerprint sensor are very quick at unlocking the phone.Good for selfiesThe Infinity N12 comes with dual camera setup at the back. This uses a 13MP primary sensor + 5MP secondary camera. On the front there is a 16MP camera with a wide-angle lens. Such a stellar combination of camera lenses should ideally fetch you Insta-worthy clicks all the time. Except that it doesn’t. Not all the time anyway.When it comes to the camera, the Micromax Infinity N12 has its hits and misses. While it snaps considerably good shots in some conditions, it misses out badly in others. Outdoor photography, for instance, is an area where Infinity N12 will not disappoint you. It clicks good shots, especially for a phone worth 10 grand, even without the AI butting in. On the hindsight, you would barely be able to make-out the difference between the AI and non-AI shots in the bright outdoor light. This is true for selfies as well. However, the AI mode does manage better photos. Take the phone indoors and the results get tricky. While the selfies are still good — that nice 16MP camera there — and the AI mode definitely changes the things for better, the same cannot be said for the rear camera where it fairs average. The night time photography, on the other hand, is a different ball game altogether as the phone produces grainy images even with the AI mode turned on.IMAGE SAMPLESDecent battery lifeThe Micromax Infinity N12 does a decent job when it comes to handling the chores of the daily life. You can juice it up once and leave your charger behind without worrying about the battery running out halfway.In my usage I found the Micromax Infinity N12 lasting whole day with ease, with the usage primarily involved listening to music every now and then, checking out my social media profiles– Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter– every now and then, responding to mails and chats and attending a couple of calls.Suffice to say that with its 4,000mAh battery, the phone will satisfy those who want a good battery life from their phones.advertisementShould you buy Micromax Infinity N12?Yes. But conditional. There are better phones in this price bracket — Redmi 6 Pro, for example. But if for some reason you can’t get them or don’t want to get them, the Micromax Infinity N12 is worth its price and is good enough. Its performance is decent, its software is clean, its selfie camera is good and rear cameras are decent in good light, and its battery is fantastic. You may even like its design and that 6.2-inch screen, while not a match for what you will see on a Galaxy phone, is neat enough for a Rs 10,000 phone. It works without a hitch and has a battery that doesn’t need charging every five minutes. All of this definitely make it a phone worth considering.Micromax Infinity N12 review7/10ProsDesignBatterySoftwareConsCameras in low lightDisplay lacks contrastGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow MicromaxFollow Micromax Infinity N12Follow Micromax Infinity N11 Nextlast_img read more

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Rappel pour la vérification du niveau de radon

first_imgCet hiver, on encourage les Néo-Écossais à vérifier le niveau de radon dans leur maison. Le radon est un gaz naturel souterrain radioactif. « La vérification du niveau de radon est importante, » a dit le Dr Robert Strang, médecin-hygiéniste en chef de la Nouvelle-Écosse. « Une exposition à un niveau élevé de radon au cours de plusieurs années augmente les risques de cancer du poumon, particulièrement pour les fumeurs. » Janvier est le temps idéal pour vérifier les niveaux de radon. La vérification donne une mesure précise du radon qui s’accumule dans les habitations puisque les portes et les fenêtres sont toujours fermées. Il est facile et peu dispendieux de protéger votre maison et vos proche. Les appareils de vérification, y compris les trousses d’analyses en laboratoire que vous envoyez par la poste, sont disponibles auprès des entreprises qui effectuent des vérifications environnementales ou sur Internet, à un prix variant de 40 $ à 80 $. Les appareils doivent être laissés en place pendant au moins trois mois. Selon les lignes directrices nationales, la quantité de radon dans les édifices et les maisons ne doit pas dépasser 200 becquerels par mètre cube. En plus d’encourager les Néo-Écossais à vérifier le niveau de radon dans leur maison, le gouvernement provincial a lancé un programme visant à vérifier le niveau de radon dans les édifices publics dans le cadre d’un plan quinquennal qui est entré en vigueur en 2006. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur le radon et sur les lignes directrices de Santé Canada, consultez le site Web du ministère de l’Environnement à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/nse/airlandwater/radon.asp.last_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Exit 5A west for about six kilometres to the start of the twinned highway section, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site and delays are possible. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7 Trunk 7, Tangier to Spry Harbour, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Some night work may be required. QUEENS COUNTY: Milton Bridge, Milton Milton Bridge, on Bridge Street, will be closed for repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 31. A detour route is in place. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Intersection Route 333/Trunk 3 Intersection Route 333/Trunk 3 will have stop and go traffic for installation of traffic signals, asphalt patching and repaving from Monday, Oct. 29 until Friday, Nov. 30. Work takes place at night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge will be closed until further notice. A detour will be available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road, and Hatchery Road. PICTOU COUNTY: Weirs Bridge Closed Weirs Bridge on Shore Road in the Waterside-Caribou Island area of Pictou County is closed to traffic. Two paved detour routes are available on R. Grant Road and Shore Road, and there is a gravel road detour on Otter Road. Drivers should use extra caution and allow for extra time when travelling in this area. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 105, Little Bras d’Or Bridge Traffic on Highway 105, the Trans Canada Highway, is being detoured onto the new Little Bras d’Or Bridge, while work is being done on a water pipeline. When work is complete, traffic will return to the existing bridge until work is completed on the new bridge approach road. Drivers should travel with caution. The new bridge is scheduled to be open at the end of November. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, Country Harbour Mines, will have alternating one lane closures for ditching, installation of pipes, asphalt patching and repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Traffic control people and pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Shore Road Traffic on sections of Shore Road, from Fort Point Road west for about eight kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for culvert replacement and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. INVERNESS COUNTY: Riverside Road Riverside Road, from Trunk 4 north to Cenotaph Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving and road repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 1 Traffic on sections of Highway 1 near Brickton, from about one kilometre west of Mount Hanley Road for about five kilometres, is reduced to one lane for ditching and culvert replacement until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Swissair Site Temporarily Closed for Upgrade The Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, on Route 333 near Peggys Cove, is temporarily closed to pave the parking lot. The closure includes the access paths and the site itself. We appreciate the patience of the public during this important upgrade. The work is expected to take about four days, weather permitting. The permanent no parking signs on Route 333 in this area will remain in force during this project. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Highway 103 Traffic on sections of Highway 103, from Exit 26 to Exit 27, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. DIGBY COUNTY: Route 340 Traffic on sections of Route 340, from the intersection of Townshipline Road, near Ohio, south for about seven kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Route 303 Traffic on sections of Route 303, from the Digby town line to the Saint John Ferry Terminal, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Mainshore Road Traffic on sections of Mainshore Road, from the Yarmouth town line to the intersection of MacCormack Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. CONTINUING WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Exit 3 east for about four kilometres, to Old Landfill Road in Mount Uniacke, will be reduced to one lane for widening, milling, guardrail and shoulder work. When work is complete, Old Landfill Road west to Exit 3 will be reduced to one lane. The project is expected to be completed by Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Other than this weekend, work takes place from sunrise to sunset. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Upper Clyde Road Traffic on sections of Upper Clyde Road, from Highway 3 north for about seven kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for gravelling and chip sealing until Wednesday, Oct. 31. VICTORIA COUNTY: Red Bridge, Big Baddeck The Red Bridge on the Old Margaree Road in Big Baddeck is closed to traffic. A detour is in place. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced by the end of March 2013. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Mooseland Road Mooseland Road near Jacket Lake will be reduced to one lane for about six kilometres for paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31.Work takes place from dawn to dusk. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from about two kilometres north of Creignish Mountain Road, north for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.center_img HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7, Bedford Bypass, Westbound Trunk 7, Bedford Bypass, westbound lane just before the Sackville exit, will be closed for bridge repairs until Saturday, Oct. 27. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Traffic on sections of Route 316, west of the intersection of Whitehead Road, is reduced to one lane for repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site and a pilot vehicle will guide drivers safely through the construction area. Drivers should travel with extra care. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10 Traffic on sections of Highway 10, from the Lunenburg County Line north to Ridge Road, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from the Annapolis-Kings county line, east to Greenwood Road, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be periodic lane closures. Expect delays. Traffic control people are on site. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Clementsvale Road Clementsvale Road, from Princedale Branch Road to Clementsport Road, is reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Highway 3 Traffic on sections of Highway 3, from Exit 32A to the intersection of Route 308 at Tusket, will be reduced to one lane for culvert replacement and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. -30- CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Traffic on Highway 125, between Exit 6 and Grand Lake Road, will be slowed by twinning construction until Monday, Dec. 3. Drivers should expect slow-moving traffic and be aware of trucks turning during construction. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Riverside Road Riverside Road will have two bridges, Morrison’s Siding and MacDonald’s Gulch, reduced to one lane for repairs until Saturday, Oct. 27. Traffic control signals are in place. VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: West Ship Harbour Road West Ship Harbour Road will be reduced to one lane for paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Welshtown Bridge The Welshtown Bridge will have a five-tonne weight restriction until further notice. Vehicles over five tonnes can use Highway 203 known as the Ohio Road, Trunk 3, and Upper Clyde Road. LUNENBURG: Trunk 3 Trunk 3, Fletcher Hebb Bridge, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic signals are in place. NEW WORK CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 105 Highway 105, from St. James Road to Groves Point, will have one-lane closures for milling and repaving until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. DIGBY COUNTY: Back Road Traffic on sections of Back Road, from the intersection of Landsdowne Road to Highway 101, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Traffic on sections of Highway 1, from about one kilometre east of Annapolis Royal to about six kilometres west of Annapolis Royal, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, Exit 23 eastbound off Westville Road and MacGregor Avenue’s ramp and intersection, will have periodic lane closures for the installation of traffic signals, patching and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Please take alternate route if possible. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Greenville Road – Greenville Bridge The Greenville Bridge, on the Greenville Road over Highway 103, will be reduced to one lane to install new bridge joints and railings until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic lights will be installed on the section of Greenville Road near the bridge. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Eskasoni Highway Eskasoni Highway, Route 216, about seven kilometres west of Trunk 4, for about seven kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.last_img read more

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Lack of clarity at top hurting Cong Tharoor

first_imgNew Delhi: Asserting that “lack of clarity” over leadership following Rahul Gandhi’s resignation is hurting the Congress, senior leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the way forward for the party could be opening up all key posts, including the CWC membership, to fresh elections which would help legitimise the incoming set of leaders.He also backed Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s assessment that a young leader would be more suitable to lead the Congress at this juncture. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Tharoor said he hopes that party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will throw her hat in the ring when the call for elections for the party chief’s post is made, but added it was up to the Gandhi family to decide on whether she will contest for the post. In an interview to PTI, Tharoor expressed disappointment with the prevailing situation in the party and asserted that there is no clear answer to the current “predicament that we in the Congress are facing”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”It is certainly quite true that the lack of clarity at the top of the party is likely to be hurting the Congress workers and sympathisers, many of whom miss the fact of having a party leader to look to for key decisions, authority and even inspiration and energy, to rally together and move forward,” the Thiruvananthapuram MP said. Tharoor said he hoped that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) is taking the current situation “very seriously” and is doing its best to find a solution without further delay. “One way forward could be for the CWC to name an interim working president for the party and then ideally dissolve itself, following which the main leadership positions within the party, including the CWC itself, should be opened up to fresh elections,” the former Union minister said. “By allowing members of the party, drawn from the AICC and PCC delegates, to determine who will lead the party from these key positions, it would help legitimise the incoming set of leaders and give them a credible mandate to lead the party,” he said. PTIlast_img read more

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Bell Canada alerts customers who may be affected by data breach

first_imgThe RCMP has launched an investigation into a data breach at Bell Canada that appears to have compromised customer names and email addresses, but no credit card or banking information.Bell Canada spokesman Nathan Gibson told The Canadian Press that “fewer than 100,00 customers were affected.”RCMP spokeswoman Stephanie Dumoulin, at the police force’s national division in Ottawa, and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner said they couldn’t disclose details.“We are following up with Bell to obtain information regarding what took place and what they are doing to mitigate the situation, and to determine follow up actions,” said the federal privacy watchdog’s spokeswoman Tobi Cohen.Bell Canada has alerted customers who were affected, and also informed them that additional security, authentication and identification requirements have been implemented.“When discussing your account with our service representatives, you will be asked for this additional information to verify your identity,” its emailed notice to customers said.Katy Anderson, a Calgary-based digital rights advocate with OpenMedia, said she’s glad Bell is implementing additional security checks.“However, this is the second time the company has been hit by hackers in eight months,” Anderson said in a phone interview.Bell Canada revealed in May that an anonymous hacker had obtained access to about 1.9 million active email addresses and about 1,700 customer names and active phone numbers.Anderson said that the public should realize that centralized data is vulnerable, by its nature.“When a breach like this happens, which we’re seeing more and more, it’s always a good reminder to change your passwords, update your security questions with things only you would know, and consider using a password manager,” Anderson said.Bell’s latest data breach follows several other high-profile hacks, including at credit monitoring company Equifax and car-hailing service Uber, though those companies did not immediately disclose the breaches.The federal government is in the process of reviewing changes to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act that would require companies to notify people in the event of a serious data breach.But until those come into force, Alberta is the only province in Canada that has mandatory reporting requirements for private-sector companies.#BREAKING – 100,000 Bell Canada customers are victims of a cyber breach. The company says hackers have illegally obtained customer information, primarily subscriber names and e-mail addresses. This is the note Bell sent out. pic.twitter.com/PUe8Bt07Gn— Richard Southern (@richard680news) January 23, 2018last_img read more

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Gannett turns down 136B buyout offer

MCLEAN, Va. — The publisher of USA Today and other newspapers is rejecting a $1.36 billion buyout from a hedge-fund backed media group with a history of taking over newspapers and slashing jobs.MNG Enterprises, better known as Digital First Media, made its unsolicited bid of $12 per share last month.Gannett Co. said Monday that its board determined the offer undervalued the company and it isn’t in the best interests of the company or its shareholders. It was a unanimous vote.The newspaper industry is consolidating as the media market grows increasingly fragmented. In recent weeks companies including Gannett, Verizon and Buzzfeed have announced layoffs.Digital First has a reputation for stringent, painful cost-cutting. Its biggest shareholder is Alden Global Capital LLC, a New York hedge fund that invests in distressed companies.The Associated Press read more

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Gardening Paramedics

Paramedics on Hamilton’s East Mountain have turned the unused space behind their work place into a large garden. For the second year in a row they will donate the fruits of their labour to a local food bank and allow senior citizens who live next door to pick freely.“An elderly lady with a walker coming through and taking a few carrots, tomatoes,” joe cox a paramedic for 34 years describes the best thing he’s seen “and cooking something fresh for herself.”The paramedics created the space to help the community, they have even raised some beds to help with seniors with accesibility.“It’s just nice to walk through the garden let your mind wander for a little while and chilax a little from the job,” Cox said.The gardening paramedics at Station 32 have had a lot of support; Fortinos donated all the seedling and TD friends of the environment gave them a grant for $5,000. The 28 bed garden is all organic, last year they donated 1,300lbs to a local food bank and this year their goal is 2,000 lbs. read more

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