Welbeck shows Arsenal he can be ‘Dat Guy’

first_imgArsenal Welbeck can’t be Henry, but he can be ‘Dat Guy’ Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 17:30 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Danny Welbeck Arsenal Getty Arsenal Premier League The England international has struggled with injury over the last few years, but his record when fit is better than many people give him credit for Danny Welbeck has become an archetypal ‘Marmite man’ – you either love him and appreciate his all-round contribution to any given cause, or you loathe him and question how he has been a regular for club and country down the years.Whatever your opinion, it is safe to assume that the 26-year-old is not overly concerned.Chelsea 18/1 to beat Arsenal 3-2 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Neither is his current boss Arsene Wenger, nor England manager Gareth Southgate.Welbeck may not be to everyone’s taste, but his ability to deliver the goods is difficult to question.In his 36 senior international appearances to date, he boasts a rather healthy return of 15 goals – netting as many times in 2014 World Cup qualification as the likes of Thomas Muller and Gareth Bale and bettering the return of Cristiano Ronaldo en route to Euro 2016.At club level, he has never been prolific, but then there have often been obstacles blocking his path.Danny Welbeck England goalsManchester United were eager to welcome a home-grown talent into the fold at Old Trafford, but their star-studded ranks meant that he was restricted to a support role, and that situation eventually edged him towards the exits.Then Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal said after sanctioning a £16 million sale on the summer deadline day of 2014: “Welbeck doesn’t have the record of Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney. We let him go because of Falcao, but also to allow the youngsters to fit in. That is the policy. That is why I am here.” It is fair to say that the Falcao experiment did not work out – with Welbeck doubling his four-goal return across all competitions in 2014-15 – while Van Persie only managed 10 that season before being offloaded to Fenerbahce.While Welbeck could take positives from his debut campaign in north London, it was also that year which saw his fitness struggles kick in.An untimely knock towards the end of the season kept him out of Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph over Aston Villa, with a succession of setbacks eventually sidelining him until February 2016 – when he returned with a bang by snatching a late winner against Leicester to spread the love around Emirates Stadium on Valentine’s Day.Unfortunately, there was another spell on the treatment table to follow – keeping him out of a forgettable showing by England at Euro 2016 which may actually have been a blessing in disguise – with eight months spent cursing his luck.Arsene Wenger Danny Welbeck ArsenalSince then, Welbeck appears to have appeased the injury gods and is no longer a target for their wrath.Clear of the bumps and bruises which have been holding him back, the 26-year-old has opened the 2017-18 in positive manner – with a full summer of work on the training credited for his upturn in fortune.Welbeck said after bagging a brace in a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth: “The past two years I didn’t have a pre-season and that made it a bit difficult for me. I’m pleased to have a pre-season. With some of the games that we’ve played at the start of the season it’s not gone too well, but I’m pleased to be on the scoresheet and long may it continue.”Wenger added on a similar theme: “He gets stronger and stronger. Let’s not forget that he was out for a long time. He’s a team player, Danny Welbeck, and that’s why coaches love him. He’s a guy who has a huge physical potential. People are not convinced that he is a great finisher, but these kinds of goals will help him become more relaxed in front of goal.”There it is again – ‘not a natural finisher’.That image, it would appear, is what has been holding Welbeck back.Danny Welbeck Arsenal mins/goalsHe is ungainly, without question, but if in a time of crisis you were looking for somebody to knock one in off his backside, then Welbeck would be a useful port of call – particularly in an England shirt.After all, his record really is better than many would give him credit for.Since 2015, when the injuries started to kick him where it hurts, Welbeck has netted in the Premier League at a rate of one effort every 183.8 minutes – so not far off one every other game, which is not too shabby for a man who has not seen all that many minutes in which to build confidence and continuity.Over the same period, his conversion rate (22.5) – for a forward deemed not to be a natural finisher – stands up to Alexis Sanchez (23.42) and Olivier Giroud (24.58), while his overall passing accuracy and ability to pick out a team-mate in the opposition half of the field (useful qualities in a side such as Arsenal) are better than his forward-thinking colleagues.So, for all of his apparent faults, there are seemingly as many benefits to counter them.He may never be a Thierry Henry or Alexandre Lacazette type, but Welbeck will happily tell you himself that he can be ‘Dat Guy’ – a nickname which has stuck since first being bestowed on him by Ravel Morrison – and maybe it is time that a few more people started to buy into that way of thinking.last_img read more

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Students teachers gather to mourn teen killed in Greektown shooting

first_imgTORONTO – High school students and teachers interrupted their summer vacations on Tuesday to mourn a teen killed in a shooting spree in Toronto’s Greektown over the weekend, remembering her as a kind individual and a natural caregiver.Reese Fallon had graduated from Malvern Collegiate Institute just last month and was out on a stretch of the city’s Danforth Avenue on Sunday night when she was shot by a man who fired at restaurants, patios and pedestrians.Fallon and a 10-year-old girl, who hasn’t been publicly identified at her family’s request, were killed and 13 others were injured. The gunman was found dead in the area.On Tuesday, dozens of Fallon’s classmates gathered at her high school to remember the 18-year-old, who was preparing to study nursing at Hamilton’s McMaster University in the fall.“This stuff happens all over the world every day, but you never really feel it till it’s close to you,” said 17-year-old Max Flath, who wasn’t close to Fallon but saw her at school every day. “She was a great person.”Bouquets of flowers, handwritten notes and candles had been placed outside the school, underneath the building’s Canadian flag, which flew at half-mast.Inside the building, five social workers and 15 therapy dogs were in place to provide support to those who needed it.The Toronto District School Board said it decided to open the school to mourners after seeing the outpouring of emotion following Fallon’s death. A board spokeswoman said about 100 students showed up to the school on Tuesday.“We wanted to create a safe space within the school today so people could be together,” said Shari Schwartz-Maltz. “It’s also just a place for everybody to come together.”Fallon’s teachers were also at the school paying tribute to their student.“Her plan was to become a mental health nurse,” said Anthony Parise, Fallon’s English teacher. “Knowing what I know of Reese, she would have been an exceptional nurse, because she was a natural caregiver.”Another teacher, Mark Steel, and his wife, Julie, set up an online fundraising campaign to raise money for a scholarship in Fallon’s name. By Tuesday afternoon, it had raised four times its initial goal of $5,000.“Our idea was that we’d give the scholarship out annually to a Malvern Collegiate graduate who was going into a nursing program, because Reese was so excited and so proud to do that,” Julie Steel said, biting back tears. “She would have been an incredible nurse.”Fallon’s family has said it is devastated by the teen’s death and has asked for privacy.last_img read more

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Stars Get Arty For Tigers

first_imgThe stars have come out in force to support the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s TigerTime campaign to save the tiger in the wild by creating some fabulous original art.The postcard sized masterpieces will form part of the Foundation’s week of Wildlife Art at the Mall Galleries in London which opens to the public from 4 – 8 June.The exciting collection includes work by Joanna Lumley, Hugh Bonneville, Sir Michael Parkinson, David Gower, Elizabeth Emanuel, Alan Titchmarsh, Sandi Toksvig, Nigel Barker, Peter Egan, Jody Craddock, Deborah Meaden, Sarah-Jane Honeywell, Jane Fallon, Lucy Pinder, Jon Richardson, Sir Stirling Moss, Emre Erturk, Slash, Brian May, Simon King, Nick Hendrie, Francis Rossi and Samantha Fox.You can bid for any of the celebrity tigers by emailing your celebrity choice along with your best offer and contact details including phone number to: bids@tigertime.info with the subject heading ‘Stars & Stripes’. All offers must be received by Sunday 9th June.Alternatively, visit the Week of Wildlife Art at the Mall Galleries, London SW1 4-8 June to see all the original celebrity artwork on display and bid for them in the Gallery. Stars & Stripes forms part of a wonderful week of Wildlife Art featuring:Wildlife Artist of the Year in the Main Gallery
The 2013 shortlist for this coveted annual £10,000 prize – with stunning original artwork and sculpture from around the world. All pieces are for sale with profit supporting endangered wildlife.Three Generations of the Shepherd Family in the North Gallery
Original works and limited editions from David Shepherd CBE, original watercolours from Mandy Shepherd and fabulous mixed media originals from Emily Lamb.‘Urban Safari’ by Jeremy Houghton in the Threadneedle Space
Stunning contemporary original work by Jeremy Houghton – one of the official 2012 BT Olympic artists.Opening times and events:Monday 3rd June – Private View and Prize Giving Evening with David Shepherd CBE and special guests – call 01483 272323 for details 
Public Opening Times FREE entry Tues- Sat 10-5pm (4pm Sat) 
FREE painting demos Wed 5, 12-3pm with Hazel Soan 
Sat 8, 10-2pm with Mandy Shepherd and Emily LambView the full catalogue online here.last_img read more

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Strands from rope that hung Riel donated to museum

first_imgAPTN National NewsA piece of Metis history is now home.Strands of rope believed to have been used to hang Louis Riel have been donated to the Museum of Winnipeg.The museum is said to have the largest Louis Riel collection on display anywhere.The bits of rope were donated by the daughter of former Manitoba premier Duff Roblin. They were kept in an envelope labelled with the name “Captain Young.”Young was the one who escorted Riel from Batoche, Sask., to Regina where he was hanged for treason in 1885.The museum’s director says they are always excited to receive artifacts like these.last_img read more

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Juan Nieves Changes Sox Now Pitching Coach In Boston

Juan Nieves, a former bullpen coach with the Chicago White Sox, was hired as the Boston Red Sox‘ officially introduced Juan Nieves as the club’s next pitching coach.New Sox manager John Farrell said hie long-standing relationship with Nieves was important in Nieves landing the job after five seasons with the White Sox.“His ability, his communication and my understanding of Juan and what’s important to him as a person, as much as a pitching coach, those were all factored into the ease of communication, which is going to be a major component once we get into in-game input that he’ll have in the dugout,” Farrell said. “I feel with our rapport and existing knowledge of the guys on the pitching staff already, this is a very good fit and a very good tandem.”It was believed that longtime pitching coach Rick Peterson was the favorite for the job — a baseball source last week told ESPNBoston.com that Farrell was “all in” on Peterson. Farrell said he was impressed with all four candidates who interviewed (Marlins pitching coach Randy St. Claire and Royals bullpen coach Steve Foster were the others) but Nieves got the job for a number of reasons.Farrell expressed the importance of communication between the manager, the pitching coach and the entire pitching staff, and his confidence in Nieves’ ability in that area.“The ease of our working relationship will really foster that,” Farrell said.Another aspect to the decision to hire Nieves was his longstanding working relationship with White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper.“He’s learned under a longtime pitching coach that has had a lot of success in his own right in Don Cooper and this is a very good fit for the Red Sox,” Farrell said.Nieves agreed.“It’s an easy fit first of all because I’m only changing Sox,” he said. “It was a great fit knowing John from a long time in Puerto Rico and we actually played on the same team. We were able to talk a lot through the years.”Nieves has spent a total of 15 years working with Cooper and plans on bringing a lot of those philosophies to Boston.“Establishing a structure for the guys and stay on that course,” Nieves said. “To create some stability for the guys is very important. read more

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Digicel NBA team up again 60 TCI children to benefit

first_imgLast year’s clinic saw Wilkins Sylvain, Shadarno Clarke, Karl Shand Jr., Brendan Handfield and Willcan Seymour move on to the Elite Camp in Trinidad and Tobago, with Clarke being the first player selected to the top 8 for the NBA NYC Experience. Ten clinics are being held Caribbean-wide by Digicel and the NBA.  The Jumpstart Clinic is set for this weekend Sept. 9th-11th, and Digicel says it will play host to the hoop dreams of 60 players – boys and girls. Cheshire Hall explains Monday power outage at hospital Woman shot multiple times in Provo still critical Related Items:Digicel and NBA team up again, Digicel Jumpstart program, takara bain Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 6, 2016 – Digicel will this Friday officially launch, for the second year running, its Jumpstart program.   It is a sport initiative tailored to the Caribbean in partnership with the NBA.  Takara Bain, Head of Marketing for Digicel TCI said: “We are excited to be hosting the Digicel Jumpstart programme here once again. This is part of Digicel’s continuing commitment to nurturing and developing sports in the TCI …”  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Hospitals ready to ride out the stormlast_img read more

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Food Safety Handling training for the Turks and Caicos hotels

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 6, 2016 – Food Safety & Handling training for the Turks and Caicos Collection properties of Blue Haven Resort, Alexandra Resort  & The Beach House launched today.With morning and afternoon sessions all week, 150 staff of the Food & Beverage Departments are being trained by  47 year chef, Jefferey Rotz of Chefs Helping Chefs.   “You’re absolutely right, it is very practical, most of it is common sense on what we need to do to keep our food safe, and to keep our guest and our tourist that come to our beautiful island so they go back nice and healthy.  Well we’re gonna go through ways of keeping the flow of food right, danger zone,  keeping hot food hot, cold food cold, proper cooking temperatures, what temperature you need to cook each type of food, or actually each type of meat, vegetables, beef, port, fish, chicken, poultries, wild game, to make sure its safe from any food borne disease.”   This group will be the first certified in compliance with new 2016 Food and Drug  Ordinance says Wayne Garland, the new Training & Development Manager of Waterloo Investments Holdings Ltd, owners of the resorts.  “Food and beverage is a big part of what we do, so we want to make sure that all our staff have the important tools, have the skills that are necessary to deliver the service that we go out there and market.”Executive and Sous Chefs from the properties will sit an exam for Serve Safe Certification by end of the month. Related Items:last_img read more

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TCI World Cancer Day

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 5, 2018 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services in collaboration with the Cancer Foundation and the Cancer Society observes World Cancer Day.  World Cancer Day is observed globally every year on the 4th of February.  This is a day when the entire world can unite in the fight against cancer.  The day aims to save millions of lives attributed to preventable deaths worldwide through awareness initiatives and programs. The theme for World Cancer Day is “We can, I can”.  It moves us to the understanding that everyone – as a collective or individually, can do their part to reduce the burden of cancer.“Cancer affects people in different ways but we all have the power to make various changes to reduce the impact on ourselves as individuals, our families and our communities,” stated Mrs. Robinson, Director of the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit.  Observing World Cancer Day presents another avenue to inform, educate and make persons more aware of the risk factors for cancer such as tobacco use, being overweight or obese, low fruit or vegetable intake, inadequate physical activity, alcohol use, sexual transmission such as HPV-infection.The Hon. Edwin Astwood Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services encourages persons to get screened early.  “I would like to focus on the importance of persons making it a habit to go for regular screening for breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancers.  There is good evidence that these cancers with early detection and treatment will be able to save lives, when there is detection and treatment in the early stages, there are better outcomes,” stated Hon Astwood.There has been an alarming increase in the diagnosis of cancer within our country and the risk factors must be addressed at the national and local level.  With physical inactivity and nutrition being two of the risk factors that we seek to address, we invite you to join us this February 3rd at the Ministry of Health Office, Grand Turk at 6am where we will commence a walk for Cancer.Following the walk there will be an information booth outside of the office where persons can seek information on various forms of cancer.  There will also be a health screening booth and a Soca aerobics session and a bouncing castle for young children.A nutritious breakfast will be served showing various ways one can eat healthy and economically.On Monday February 5th a Health Screening and Information booth will be located at the front of Town Centre Mall from 8am- 12noon on Providenciales.  Join us as we fight back to reduce the incidence of cancer in our country.Steps that the Ministry of Health has taken to address cancer in the TCI includes the following;Development and implementation of a Non-communicable disease action plan;Promoting healthy lifestyles through various media and activities to educate the general public about steps they can take to live healthier lives;Development of National Cancer Screening Guidelines;Developed the Tobacco Control Bill which was approved in 2016;Developed a Nutrition Policy which will address risk factors associated with diet;Recent Assessment by Oncologist Dr. Sardi to inform strategies.For more information, please contact the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 3382272.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Publishers Fiddle While the Newsstand Channel Burns

first_imgThe Newsstand Channel Is Being Hollowed OutThe devastating first-half sales are, as we’re all aware, not an anomaly. The steep decline began in the first half of 2008 and has essentially continued unabated since then. A brief recap illustrates the accumulative depth of the sales slide: To paraphrase Senator John McCain—let’s have some straight talk. The newsstand as we know it is nearing endangered species status. How much further do newsstand sales have to decline before publishers take corrective action?  It’s well known that newsstand sales are in the dumper, but the depth of the audited publication sales slide in the first half of this year is even greater than has recently been reported by the media. A 9.6 percent sales decline (reported by the media) is huge, but the extent of the actual slide is more than 20 percent greater.The reason for the difference is that the numbers reported by the media only represent the sales status of titles that were audited in both the first half of this year and the first half of last year. It doesn’t, however, include titles audited a year go, but have either ceased being audited and/or have discontinued being published. Examples include; Soap Opera Weekly, Soap Opera ABC, Soap Opera CBS, Cooking with Paula Deen and Spin. If sales data from discontinued/no longer audited titles are included in the calculation, the overall unit sales decline is estimated (based on preliminary ABC reports) to be a breath-taking 12.8 percent and a corresponding 12.2 percent fall in revenue. The unit sales of audited publications have declined nearly 45 percent in the last four and a half years. Since 2007 it’s estimated that by the end of 2012 the annual unit sales of audited publications will have fallen from about 930 million to 510 million—a staggering annual sales loss of 420 million copies. The revenue will have declined from $3.2 billion to approximately $2.4 billion.What’s Gone Wrong?There are many explanations for this decline—the great recession, fewer store visits and a more cost conscious consumer. But the most significant has been the impact of technological change that has increased the proclivity of consumers to acquire news and information on a range of mobile devices that are offering better and better user experiences. Together all of these things have contributed to the decline.Should the Decline Have Been So Steep?In this 4-year period of unprecedented change a substantial sales decline would certainly have been expected. But should it have been so severe? I would argue the decline has been exacerbated by a timid publishing community and the restraints of an antiquated newsstand channel distribution system. The channel has, in effect, been held hostage by a costly, inefficient system loaded with duplication of effort. This is largely a product of its two-middlemen (wholesalers and national distributors) configuration.Years ago the channel probably required a two-middlemen check and balance approach in order to meet the needs of accommodating a vast distribution network with over 500 independent wholesalers. Today just three wholesalers control the majority of all magazine newsstand distributions and the two-middlemen configuration seems seriously out of date. However, the corrosive often adversarial nature of this configuration continues to persist, which has seriously thwarted the prospect for channel reform.As I indicated in a February story (after the audit bureaus reported last year’s second-half sales) the magazine newsstand had reached viral conditions and it was clear that the desperately persistent decline was now feeding on itself. Six months later the first half results (the steepest sales decline in recent history) only confirms the viral nature of channel conditions.Publishers and Wholesalers: Coping in the Age of Newsstand AusterityPublishersFor years publisher’s newsstand actions were dictated primarily by competitive self-interest. They largely ignored the health of the supply chain and the financial sustainability of its wholesaling “partners.” These actions, although seemingly counter productive, were precipitated by the huge diversity of the publishing community (like herding cats) and by the knowledge that they had a range of other alternatives (not just newsstand circ) for delivering readers to meet their circ level requirements.The trend to less single copy circ has been continuing for many decades, but the recent 4-year newsstand sales decline, coupled by the advent of digital (replica) circ, has intensified the effect of the newsstand sales decline.Let me give you a current example of how this works. People Magazine, the undisputed newsstand sales leader, experienced a nearly 19 percent decline in newsstand sales in the first half of this year. This translated to a 214,000 drop in newsstand circ. But People’s total paid circulation (nearly 3.6 million) remained virtually the same as it was in the year previous period (actually it was up about 6,000). To compensate for the “lost” newsstand circ, the subscription circ was increased by 220,000—this included a 77,000 increase in verified circ. Additionally People reported (for the first time) 37,000 replica circ.The point here is publishers have alternatives for compensating for “lost” newsstand circ. But it comes with some serious tradeoffs. Adding subscribers to meet circ level requirements generally increases reader acquisition costs and, of course, the added subscribers remove potential newsstand buyers from the market, which has a subtle, but real, impact on future newsstand sales.WholesalersOn the other hand wholesalers have far fewer alternatives for compensating for declining newsstand sales. Essentially those alternatives come down to reducing costs and increasing scale (growing market share). That’s exactly what’s happened. Wholesalers have lowered costs by reducing staff, consolidating distribution management at central locations and curtailing much needed system improvement investments.Although it’s difficult to measure the sales effect of these cost-saving initiatives, by all accounts the cost containment strategy of wholesalers has definitely contributed to the sales slide. In the process the three remaining wholesaler groups continue to battle for market share. The News Group, one of three major wholesaling groups, has recently taken the Kroger account (a major seller of magazines) from another super-wholesaler, The Source. The News Group and Hudson News teamed to buy CMG, a large national distributor, from Hearst and Condé Nast. It’s still too early to read the results of this precedent-setting move, but I suspect it’s quietly resonating in the market. All of this appears to be setting up the inevitable battle for wholesaler survival among the three remaining wholesaling giants. This battle may come to nothing, but in the interim it’s helping keep the fragile newsstand channel in an unsettled condition.In a declining newsstand market publishers have options, albeit they’re often costly. Wholesalers have a lesser number of viable options for coping in a down market. They are desperately trying to keep their financial ships afloat, while fighting a market share battle, which could eventually reshape the newsstand channel.It’s Up to Publishers to Save the Newsstand ChannelPublishers have alternatives for replacing “lost” newsstand circ. This, however, has provided a false sense of security that has partially blinded them to the perils of a newsstand channel with greatly diminished capabilities. Yes, the prospect of more digital circ is in publisher’s future, but let’s be clear about the realities of consumer magazine publishing—for many years to come publishing survival will continue to be based on producing quality print products, attracting a cadre of advertisers, cost effectively acquiring print readers and protecting prime sources of circ (reader) acquisition.None of the many circulation sources is more important than the newsstand. Without a viable newsstand sales market the prospect for the survival of consumer magazines will be seriously diminished.Wholesalers and publishers, whether they like it or not, are bound at the hip. Publishers desperately need a viable newsstand channel and wholesalers need publishers that are fully committed to producing product with retail sales appeal.What Can Be Done to Slow the Sales Slide?At this juncture it’s not a matter of growing sales, but slowing the devastating 10 percent rate of annual decline. It’s no secret that channel efficiencies can be improved, duplicate effort eliminated and costs reduced. If that happened it could go a long ways towards stemming the severity of the sales fall.If publishers and wholesalers needs are mutually dependent why aren’t these things being done?Resolve the Scan-Based Trading IssueThere is no simple answer. But if I were to pick the major sticking point it involves the publisher/national distributor/wholesaler battle over how to adjust to the effects of scan based trading. Scan based trading now dominates wholesaler relationships with their major retailing clients. However, publishers/national distributors have not fully accepted this reality. It’s too complicated an issue to fully discuss in this note, but the gist is it revolves around publishers accepting scanned sales data, shifting inventory control to publishers and coming to grips with the so called “shrink” factor (the difference that may occur between scanned data and actual counts). There are also some audit bureau issues involved.Scanned-based trading is a thorny issue, but resolving it may hold the key to unleashing the prospect for improving efficiencies and reducing channel costs. Publishers and wholesalers should be encouraged to resolve the scanned-based trading differences, which, in turn, will enable them to get on with the task of working more cooperatively to address the more important issue of stemming the sales slide.I believe the ball is in the publisher’s court. They must step up to bat and get this done. If not the future for the newsstand looks very gloomy.last_img read more

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Apples star witness will testify in Qualcomm case after all

first_imgGetty A key witness in Apple’s patent case against Qualcomm will testify at the trial after all, a development that follows the iPhone maker saying yesterday that he was no longer intending to appear.The two tech giants are warring over three patents that Qualcomm says Apple infringed when it developed some versions of its iPhone. One of those patents allows a smartphone to quickly connect to the internet once the device has booted up. Apple has argued that one of its then-engineers, Arjuna Siva, co-invented the technology and should be named on the patent. Siva had been expected to testify at the trial, which is taking place in San Diego. But on Thursday, Apple lawyer Juanita Brooks said the engineer wouldn’t appear on the advice of newly retained counsel. On Friday, the situation changed again, when Brooks said Apple had filed subpoenas for Siva and Matt Warren, his counsel. Siva, Brooks said, had gotten yet another new attorney, who was amenable to having him testify. Siva, who now works at Google, is expected to testify in court on Monday.The patent case is just one part of a wide-ranging legal saga between the two companies. Two years ago, the Federal Trade Commission, aided by tech giants tincluding Apple and Intel, accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly in modem chips. The agency argued Qualcomm’s high royalty rates stopped competitors from entering the market, which has driven up the cost of phones and hurt consumers. That trial took place in January, and the parties are currently waiting for a decision.The San Diego trial, presided over by US District Judge Dana Sabraw, is more technical than the other parts of the legal battle. But it could have implications for how your phone is made and how much it costs.Aside from the boot-up patent, the companies are fighting over two others. One of them deals with graphics processing and battery life. The third lets apps on your phone download data more easily by directing traffic between the apps processor and the modem. On Friday, Qualcomm said it wants $31 million in damages from Apple. That’s based on $1.40 per allegedly infringing iPhone.On Thursday, Apple initially alleged witness tampering because Siva’s new counsel was a former attorney at Quinn Emanuel, the law firm now representing Qualcomm.Originally published March 8, 9:27 a.m. PT.Update, 1:25 p.m.: Adds information about damages. See All Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Qualcomm Apple reading • Apple’s star witness will testify in Qualcomm case after all Apple • Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Tech Industry Tags 4 Commentslast_img read more

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Dive into the Ferrari SF90 Stradales hybrid powertrain in new official video

first_imgThe video starts by reiterating the car’s all-electric range, good for about 16 miles and only running through the front wheels. Regenerative braking allows the battery to scoop up a little more charge under deceleration. There’s a Hybrid mode that prioritizes maximum efficiency, with a little help from the V8 mounted midship when demand necessitates.If proper performance is what you’re after — it’s a Ferrari, of course — there’s a Sport mode for that. In this mode, the V8 stays alive at all times, with a priority on keeping the battery charged.  At the top is Qualify mode, which points every piece of the puzzle toward scaring the living daylights out of the passenger, and perhaps even the driver.Whereas Ferrari’s last hybrid, the LaFerrari, was a limited-run hypercar meant for a select few lucky individuals, the SF90 Stradale is a proper production Ferrari, so more well-heeled buyers will be able to slip behind the wheel and get a taste of where Ferrari is headed over the next decade. Ferrari’s SF90 Stradale shows the shape of the modern hypercar 8 Photos Ferrari Share your voice More From Roadshow 2020 Audi R8 first drive: Improving an already fantastic supercar Post a comment 2019 Maserati Levante GTS: Heart of gold 1:36 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class first drive: If it ain’t broke… Ferrari 0 Tags Enlarge ImageIf every Ferrari video in the future could cop this aesthetic, that’d be just swell. Screenshot of YouTube The Ferrari SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid is Ferrari’s first big step toward electrification, and it shouldn’t rankle too many cankles because it also happens to be the fastest Ferrari production car to date. Of course, achieving such a feat means an impressive amount of engineering, which is why Ferrari put together a video giving us more details about how it works.Ferrari this week released a series of videos to its YouTube page, taking looks at various parts of the SF90’s creation. One of the more interesting videos covers the powertrain, which combines the 4.0-liter V8 from the 488 GTB with three electric motors to produce a net 986 horsepower. Ferrari’s new SF90 Stradale is a 986-horsepower hybrid… Now playing: Watch this: Exotic Cars Hybrids Performance Cars Coupeslast_img read more

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Sensex Nifty Gain Infosys Rallies on Weaker Rupee

first_imgIndian shares ended higher on Monday, snapping two days of fall as software services exporter Infosys rallied on weaker rupee, while lenders gained a day before the central bank’s policy review.The broader NSE index provisionally gained 1.12 percent to 7,687.40, while the benchmark BSE index ended 0.95 percent higher at 25,723.16.The Indian rupee traded at 61.07 a dollar versus Friday’s close of 61.18 per dollar. But the currency plunged at 60.87 a dollar on the back of heavy dollar demand from oil refiners.Overseas investors sold Indian shares worth 10.73 billion rupees ($175.73 million) on Friday and the sentiment remained broadly cautious after foreign investors sold a net $175.73 million worth of shares.The central bank is widely expected to keep interest rates on hold but analysts said it may loosen tight cash conditions by easing mandatory bond requirements for lenders among other potential measures.”Symptoms are all positive only. But everything depends on the RBI policy, which will pave the direction for the short-term. Outlooks remains firm and it’s still a buy-in-dips market,” Reuters quoted Suresh Parmar, head, institutional equities at KJMC Capital Markets.At 2:45 pm on Monday, State Bank of India gained 0.5 percent, while ICICI Bank added 0.6 percent. Coal India Ltd fell 1.1 percent after it missed the production target for July.Shares in Indian tyre makers’ gained after traders noted rubber prices hovering near their lowest levels in four-and-a-half years. Better monthly auto sales also lifted the sentiment. At 1.40 pm, Shares in Apollo Tyres Ltd surged 3.2 percent, while JK Tyre and Industries Ltd rose 5.2 percent.Indian market traded higher after posting biggest fall in over 3 weeks on Friday as part of a global market rout. Interest sensitive stocks led the profit ahead of RBI’s policy review on Tuesday.While RBI is widely expected to keep rates on hold, traders hope RBI will maintain less hawkish tone on inflation as displayed in June.Syndicate Bank Ltd slipped as much as 8.2 percent after its chairman was arrested over allegations of taking bribes to grant loan extensions to a company. The stock had already slumped 18 percent in July on profit-taking in mid-cap shares.With inputs from Reuters.last_img read more

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Despite US sanctions Iran becomes Indias second largest oil supplier

first_imgA gas flare on an oil production platform is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf July 25, 2005 (representational image).Reuters fileIran was the second-biggest oil supplier to Indian state refiners between April and June, India’s oil minister said on Monday, replacing Saudi Arabia as companies took advantage of steeper discounts offered by Tehran.India, Iran’s top oil client after China, shipped in 5.67 million tonnes or about 457,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil from the country in the first three months of this fiscal year, Dharmendra Pradhan told lawmakers in a written reply.He did not provide comparable numbers from the year-ago period. Data compiled by Reuters shows that India imported about 3.46 million tonnes, or about 279,000 bpd, from Iran between April and June last year.State refiners, accounting for about 60 percent of India’s 5 million bpd refining capacity, had curbed imports from Iran last year in protest against Tehran’s move to grant development rights for the giant Farzad B gas field to other parties.The refiners – Indian Oil Corp, Chennai Petroleum Corp, Bharat Petroleum and its unit Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals – shipped in 9.8 million tonnes of Iranian oil in 2017/18, about a quarter less than a year ago, Pradhan’s reply showed.For this fiscal year, the refiners had decided to almost double imports from Iran, which offered almost free shipping and extended credit period on oil sales.Iraq continued to be the top oil supplier to India in the April-June period. New Delhi shipped in 7.27 million tonnes of oil from Iraq, while shipments from Saudi Arabia totalled 5.22 million tonnes, making it the third largest supplier, Pradhan’s statement showed.India and other major buyers of Iranian oil are under pressure to cut imports from the country after Washington in May withdrew from a 2005 nuclear deal with Tehran and decided to reimpose sanctions on the OPEC member.Reuters reported last month that India had asked refiners to prepare for drastic reductions or even zero Iranian oil imports. The first set of sanctions will take effect on Aug. 6 and the rest, notably in the petroleum sector, following a 180-day “wind-down period” ending on Nov. 4.”Indian refineries import crude oil from diverse sources including Iran, depending on technical and commercial considerations,” Pradhan said, without elaborating if the refiners would cut imports from Tehran.India’s overall oil imports from Iran in June declined by about 16 percent from May as refiners started weaning their plants off crude from Iran to avoid U.S. sanctions.last_img read more

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Man held for making derogatory remarks about PM on Facebook

first_imgDigital Security ActMembers of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a man from Balirhat in Chattogram early Wednesday on charges of posting ‘derogatory remarks’ about prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.The arrestee was Tofazzal Hossain Helal, 40, son of Md Nasir of the area.Tipped off, a team of RAB-7 conducted a drive at Helal’s residence and arrested him around 5:00am, said Mehedi Hasan, commanding officer of RAB-7 in Chandgaon.A case will be filed with Chandgaon police station in this connection, the RAB official added.last_img read more

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Accused criminal killed in gunfight 7 cops injured

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationAn accused criminal was killed and seven members of law enforcers injured on Monday in a gunfight between police and miscreants in Kolabagicha area of Asadganj in Chattogram district town, reports UNB.The deceased is Wasim Parvez, an accused and top criminal, Kotwali police station officer-in-charge Mohsin said.Seven cops among the injured were assistant sub-inspectors Sukumar, 35, Mahbub Alam, 32, Abul Hayat Arefin, 35, and police members Jakir, 40, Shahzahan, 35, Salauddin, 40, and Ranajit.Mohsin said police conducted a drive to arrest accused Wasim Parvez, against whom a warrant was out, and Ashik in the area while the miscreants attacked police and tried to snatch away the accused.For self-defense police had to fire gunshots, during which Wasim sustained bullet wounds and seven police members were also injured, he said.Wasim later succumbed to his injuries after being taken to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital in the evening.last_img read more

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Cheech Marin Discusses His Career and Reminds You Dont Call Him Chong

first_imgMichael Hagerty/Houston Public MediaComedian Cheech Marin with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen.Whatever you do, don’t call Cheech Marin “Chong.”The comedian is tired of being mistaken for his longtime comedy partner Tommy Chong, and he discusses his relationship with his former partner — and his career so far — in his new book, Cheech is Not My Real Name…But Don’t Call Me Chong! Marin will be the Grand Marshal of the 30th annual Houston Art Car Parade on Saturday (April 8, 2017).In the audio above, he joins Craig Cohen in the Houston Matters studio to talk about his book, comedy, and how moving away from pot jokes helped his career. Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/06153501/Cheech-Final.mp400:0000:0001:01Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Sharelast_img read more

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Harvey Does Not Relent As Even More Roads Close Monday

first_imgEAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At TidwellExit Ramp IH-69 SOUTHWEST Southbound At SH-288Unknown IH-610 EAST LOOP Southbound At CLINTON DRAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Southbound At SH 249/ MOUNT HOUSTON RDAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Eastbound At Westmont/Greens BayouUnknown FM-2920 Westbound At Calvert RdAll Mainlanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Northbound At SAN JACINTO RIVER1 Frontage Road Lane IH-10 KATY Eastbound At BELTWAY 8-WESTLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At GESSNER RD1 Frontage Road Lane SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Northbound At IH-10 KATYAll Mainlanes IH-10 Eastbound At FM-359 in Waller County3 Frontage Road Lanes US-290 Eastbound At FM 1098 in Waller CountyAll Mainlanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At SH-288Exit Ramp IH-10 KATY Eastbound At GESSNER DR3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-362 Southbound At OWENS RD to FM-1488All Mainlanes US-90 Westbound At BELTWAY 8-EASTAll Mainlanes NASA RD 1 Eastbound At IH-45 GULFUnknown IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At IH-45 GULFLeft Shoulder,Left Lane,Center Lane IH-10 KATY Eastbound At WASHINGTON AVE/WESTCOTT STAll Mainlanes FM-1314 Westbound At CUMBERLAND BLVD to FERNE DRAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RICHEY RDEntrance Ramp SH-225 Westbound At RICHEY STAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At RICHMOND AVEUnknown IH-45 Southbound At FM-517 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 Southbound At FM-518 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound At HOLCOMBE BLVDAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Westbound At FM-865 CULLEN BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-69 SOUTHWEST Southbound At BELLFORT AVE3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-1459 Southbound At FM-522 in Brazoria CountyAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Westbound At W. FUQUAExit Ramp IH-45 GULF Northbound At FM-1959/DIXIE FARM RD3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Southbound Before MAC GREGOR DR2 Frontage Road Lanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound After IH-45 GULF FWYExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At HAMMERLY BLVDExit Ramp FM-1092 Southbound At 5TH ST in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Northbound At TRAVISEntrance Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At GENOA-RED BLUFFExit Ramp SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Northbound At Clay RdAll Mainlanes US-90 Westbound At UVALDEAll Mainlanes Tomball Tollway Northbound At BS 249/ HolderriethExit Ramp IH-610 EAST LOOP Northbound At CLINTON DRAll Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At IH-69 EASTEXAll Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At SCARSDALE BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At FAIRMONT PKWYExit Ramp IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At BROAD3 Frontage Road Lanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTHExit Ramp SH-288 Southbound At HOLCOMBE BLVDAll Mainlanes FM-1462 Northbound At Nordt Rd in Fort Bend CountyUnknown IH-45 Northbound At SH-242 in Montgomery County2 Frontage Road Lanes US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At BINFORDAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Southbound At CYPRESSWOOD DR/HolzwarthAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Southbound At N MAIN STRight Lane,Center Lane WESTPARK TOLLWAY Eastbound At IH 610Exit Ramp FM-529 Westbound At FM-362 to FM-359US-290 NORTHWEST Westbound At ELDRIDGE PARKWAY to TELGE RD2 Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Northbound At FM-2351/CLEAR LAKE CITY BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 NORTH Northbound At WEST RDUnknown SH-6 Southbound At PATTERSON RDAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-WEST Southbound At LITTLE YORK RD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 GULF Northbound At TELLEPSEN ST3 Frontage Road Lanes WESTPARK TOLLWAY Eastbound At POST OAKExit Ramp IH-69 Eastex Freeway Northbound At KELLEY STAll Mainlanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At WILL CLAYTON PARKWAY3 Frontage Lane(s) US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At FM-5293 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At S WAYSIDE DR3 Frontage Road Lanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RANKIN RDEntrance Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RICHEY RDExit Ramp IH-610 NORTH LOOP Westbound At GELLHORN DR3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-2004 Northbound At SH-6All Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At HARDY TOLLAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At IH-45 NORTHAll Mainlanes FM-1314 Eastbound At FERNE DR to CUMBERLAND BLVDAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Westbound At LOCKWOOD DRAll Mainlanes IH-69 Southbound At ISLEIB RD in Fort Bend County3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 NORTH LOOP Eastbound After IH-10 EASTAll Mainlanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At SH 3/OLD GALVESTONEntrance Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At GarrettEntrance Ramp SH-288 Southbound At MAC GREGOR DRAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Eastbound At MC CARTY ST/US-90 ALTERNATERight Lane,Center Lane SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Westbound At Riverwalk Dr in Montgomery CountyAll Mainlanes WESTPARK TOLLWAY Eastbound At GESSNEREntrance Ramp SH-6 Eastbound At MISSISSIPPI ST in Brazoria CountyUnknown IH-45 GULF Northbound At W DALLAS STAll Mainlanes SH-87/ Broadway Southbound At SH-124 to Rollover Pass1 Mainlane, Right Shoulder FM-2920 Eastbound At BAUER RDAll Mainlanes Tomball Tollway Southbound At BS 249/ HolderriethLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder SH-225 Eastbound At RED BLUFF RD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-10 KATY Westbound At BARKER CYPRESS RD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Westbound At CRESTMONT ST3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Northbound At US 290 NorthwestUnknown IH-69 Southbound At FM 1314 in Montgomery County3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Southbound At West Rd3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 WEST LOOP Northbound At POST OAK RDAll Mainlanes IH-610 WEST LOOP Northbound At WESTPARK DR2 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 NORTH LOOP Eastbound At HOMESTEAD RD3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-WEST Southbound At BELLFORTUnknown HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTHUnknown IH-69 Eastex Freeway Northbound At IH-610 NORTH LOOP to WILL CLAYTON PARKWAY3 Frontage Lane(s) SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At AIRPORTExit Ramp IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At DUNLAVYRight Shoulder,Right Lane,2 Center Lanes IH-10 KATY Eastbound At PATTERSON ST3 Frontage Road Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At IH-69 SOUTHWESTLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder IH-10 EAST Eastbound At LOCKWOOD DRAll Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At W DALLAS STAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Westbound At LOCKWOOD DRAll Mainlanes SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Eastbound At FM-2920All Mainlanes IH-10 KATY Westbound At T C JESTER BLVDAll Mainlanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At RANKIN RD2 Frontage Road Lanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At SAN JACINTO RIVERAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Westbound At GELLHORN DR3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-517 Eastbound At SH-3 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At HARDY TOLL3 Frontage Road Lanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At SPENCER HWYExit Ramp IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At BELLAIRE BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-2920 Westbound At BAUER RDAll Mainlanes SH-225 Eastbound At RICHEY STAll Mainlanes NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At John RalstonExit Ramp IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At IH-610 WEST LOOPAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At LITTLE YORK RDLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Westbound At W. FUQUAExit Ramp IH-610 NORTH LOOP Westbound At HOMESTEAD RD3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-1960 Eastbound At ELLA BLVDUnknown IH-45 Southbound At SH-6/SH-146 in Galveston CountyExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At CLAY DRExit Ramp IH-10 KATY Westbound At PATTERSON ST3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 NORTH LOOP Westbound At LOCKWOOD DRAll Mainlanes FM-1464 Northbound At W Bellfort Rd in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound Before FM-2234 MC HARD RD in Brazoria County2 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Eastbound At FM 1314 in Montgomery County2 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Southbound At SOUTHMORE BLVDAll Mainlanes IH-69 Northbound At FM-762/THOMPSON RD in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes IH-610 WEST LOOP Southbound At BELLAIRE BLVD4 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At HARDY TOLLAll Mainlanes SH-225 Eastbound At SCARBOROUGH LN3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-EAST Northbound At FAIRMONT PKWY3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 GULF Northbound At IH-610 SOUTH LOOPLeft Lane,2 Center Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At WESTVIEWExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTH4 Frontage Road Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At IH-10 KATYAll Mainlanes SH-288 Southbound At IH-45 GULFAll Mainlanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At SCOTT ST3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At FM-2351/CLEAR LAKE CITY BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Northbound At IH-610 SOUTH LOOPExit Ramp SH-288 Northbound At MAC GREGOR DRAll Mainlanes IH-10 Eastbound At SH 36 in Austin CountyAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound At SH-6 in Brazoria CountyUnknown SH-3 Southbound At Walker St in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Northbound After RICHEY RD3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Northbound After IH-69 SOUTHWESTAll Mainlanes SH-3 Northbound At Walker St in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At IH-610 WEST LOOPRight Shoulder,Right Lane,2 Center Lanes IH-45 Southbound At HOLLAND in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes SH-332 Westbound At SAILFISH RD to Shark LnAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At MEMORIAL DREntrance Ramp IH-45 NORTH Southbound Before RICHEY RD3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Eastbound Before SH-288Left Shoulder,Right Shoulder,Exit Ramp IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Southbound At HOLLY HALL STAll Mainlanes SH-288 Southbound At SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY2 Frontage Road Lanes SH-3 Northbound At SH-146 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At US-90 ALTERNATE S. MAINExit Ramp IH-10 KATY Westbound At BELTWAY 8-WESTUnknown HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At RICHEY RDEntrance Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RICHEY RDAll Mainlanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Northbound At West Rd3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-6 Eastbound At Bissonnet St in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At TidwellExit Ramp SH-6 Eastbound At FM-521 in Fort Bend CountyUnknown IH-45 Southbound Before FM-2854/MONTGOMERY in Montgomery County3 Frontage Road Lanes,Exit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At RANKIN RDExit Ramp SH-6 Northbound At PARK ROWAll Mainlanes IH-45 Northbound At FM-518 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes SH-87/ Broadway Northbound At GALVESTON-BOLIVAR FERRY in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanescenter_img transtar IH-10 EAST Eastbound At JENSEN DRAll Mainlanes IH-10 KATY Westbound At GREENHOUSE RD3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Northbound At FM 529/Freeman Rd3 Frontage Road Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At RICHMOND AVELeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder SH-35 Eastbound At DIXIE FARM CR 126 in Brazoria CountyUnknown IH-10 EAST Westbound At JENSEN DRAll Mainlanes SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Westbound At FM-2920All Mainlanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Southbound At N Bridgeland Lake PkwyAll Mainlanes IH-69 SOUTHWEST Southbound At BELTWAY 8-WEST3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 EAST LOOP Northbound At IH-10 EASTExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At BOHEME DRAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RANKIN RDExit Ramp BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Westbound At BEAMER2 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Southbound At IH-610 SOUTH LOOPAll Mainlanes Share IH-10 KATY Eastbound At SILBER RDAll Mainlanes IH-10 Westbound At FM-359 in Waller CountyExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At ALDINE WESTFIELD RDExit Ramp IH-45 NORTH Southbound At WEST RD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 NORTH LOOP Eastbound At LOCKWOOD DRAll Mainlanes IH-69 SOUTHWEST Southbound At WESTPARK DR3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-10 EAST Eastbound At MONMOUTH DR3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Eastbound At W. FUQUAExit Ramp IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At KELLEY STAll Mainlanes FM-2004 Southbound At SH-6All Mainlanes IH-69 Southbound At FM-762/THOMPSON RD in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes FM-1462 Southbound At Nordt Rd in Fort Bend CountyUnknown SH-288 Southbound After FM-2234 MC HARD RD in Brazoria County2 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 WEST LOOP Southbound At WESTPARK DRUnknown BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At HARDY TOLL4 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-WEST Southbound At CLAY DR3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 Southbound At HUGHES in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-EAST Southbound At WALLISVILLE3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-EAST Northbound At GARRETT3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Westbound At FM 1314 in Montgomery County2 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At HARDY TOLL4 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-EAST Southbound At GARRETTEntrance Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At CROSSTIMBERS STExit Ramp FM-1092 Northbound At 5TH ST in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 Northbound At FM-646 in Galveston County3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-WEST Northbound At CLAY DR3 Frontage Road Lanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At SPENCER HWYCenter Lane,Exit Ramp SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At US-90 ALTERNATE S. MAINExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At CROSSTIMBERS STExit Ramp IH-45 Southbound At FM-646 in Galveston County3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Southbound At FM 529/Freeman Rd3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 EAST LOOP Northbound At PORT OF HOUSTONAll Mainlanes FM-521 Northbound At FORT BEND COUNTY RD CR 56 in Brazoria CountyUnknown IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At IH-610 NORTH LOOPUnknown IH-10 KATY Westbound Before IH-610 WEST LOOP/ US 290 Direct ConnectAll Mainlanes IH-10 KATY Eastbound At T C JESTER BLVDAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound At FORT BEND COUNTY RD CR 56 in Brazoria County2 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Northbound At SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 Northbound At HUGHES in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes FM-1128 Southbound At CHOCOLATE BAYOU RD CR 385 in Brazoria CountyUnknown FM-1488 Eastbound At Lois Ln in Montgomery CountyAll Mainlanes FM-1764 Eastbound At IH-45 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At BLACKHAWKExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RILEY FUZZELEntrance Ramp IH-10 Westbound At PIN OAK in Fort Bend County3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At CHIMNEY ROCK RD4 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 NORTH LOOP Eastbound At GELLHORN DR3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-87/ Broadway Southbound At SEWALL BLVD/ 2ND ST in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Northbound At COLLINGSWORTH ST3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-1464 Southbound At W Bellfort Rd in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Northbound At CYPRESSWOOD DR/HolzwarthAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Westbound At MONMOUTH DR3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-1459 Northbound At FM-522 in Brazoria CountyAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At LITTLE YORK RDRight Lane FM-2920 Eastbound At Park RdAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At IH-69 EASTEX4 Frontage Road Lanes FM-362 Northbound At WINTERS RD in Waller CountyAll Mainlanes FM-529 Eastbound At FM-362 to FM-359All Mainlanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At MC GOWENUnknown BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At HARDY TOLLUnknown IH-610 WEST LOOP Southbound At POST OAK RDAll Mainlanes SH-288 Southbound At IH-610 SOUTH LOOPExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTH4 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At SH-288Exit Ramp IH-69 Eastex Freeway Northbound At GREENS RD3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-362 Northbound At FM-1488 to WALLER-GRIMES COUNTY LINEAll Mainlanes SH-288 Southbound At IH-69 SOUTHWESTAll Mainlanes SH-87/ Broadway Northbound At Rollover Pass to SH-1241 Mainlane, Right Shoulder IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Westbound At S POST OAK RDAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound At SOUTHMORE BLVDAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Northbound At N MAIN STRight Shoulder,Right Lane,Center Lane NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At IMPERIAL VALLEY DRUnknown IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At CROSSTIMBERS STAll Mainlanes WESTPARK TOLLWAY Eastbound At IH-69All Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-WEST Northbound At BRIAR FOREST DR3 Frontage Road Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At MEMORIAL DRLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At BELLAIRE BLVDIH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At SH-288All Mainlanes SH-249 TOMBALL PARKWAY Northbound At BS 249/ HOLDERRIETHEntrance Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At SH 3/OLD GALVESTONExit Ramp NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At ELLA BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes BS-290 Eastbound At FM-359 in Waller CountyAll Mainlanes SH-3 Southbound At SH-146 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At EL DORADO BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Eastbound At FM-865 CULLEN BLVDAll Mainlanes SH-35 Eastbound At FM-528 in Brazoria CountyAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At CROSSTIMBERS STExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At IH-10 KATYAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound At HOLLY HALL STAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Northbound At N SHEPHERD DR3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 Northbound At HOLLAND in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At GREENS CROSSING BLVD4 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 EAST LOOP Southbound At MARKET STAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At FM-1093 WESTHEIMER RDAll Mainlanes SH-6 Eastbound At CARDINAL DR CR 149 in Brazoria CountyUnknown SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At FM-865 CULLEN BLVDExit Ramp BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At HARDY TOLLLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At GREENS RD3 Frontage Road Lanes NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At John RalstonExit Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At FAIRMONT PKWYExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At FM-1960All Mainlanes NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At IMPERIAL VALLEY DRUnknown IH-45 NORTH Southbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTHUnknown NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At VETERANS MEMORIAL PKYExit Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At Generation PkwyExit Ramp IH-610 WEST LOOP Southbound At FOURNACE PL4 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 GULF Northbound At SCARSDALE BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-1128 Northbound At CHOCOLATE BAYOU RD CR 385 in Brazoria CountyUnknown SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At FUQUAExit Ramp SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At IH-45 GULF FWYUnknown NASA RD 1 Westbound At IH-45 GULFAll Mainlanes SH 275 / HARBORSIDE Westbound At SH 87/ 2ND ST to IH 45 Gulf FreewayAll Mainlanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At AIRPORTExit Ramp SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At PEARLAND PARKWAYExit Ramp NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At Wilson RdExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At WESTPARK DRLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder,Left Lane,Right Lane,2 Center Lanes,Exit Ramp SPUR-342 Northbound At IH-45 in Galveston CountyLeft Lane,Center Lane IH-45 GULF Southbound At FM-1959/DIXIE FARM RD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At EDGEBROOK DR/CLEARWOOD DR2 Frontage Road Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound After BOHEME DRRight Shoulder,Left Lane,2 Center Lanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At S. POST OAKExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At ALDINE MAIL ROUTEExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTHEntrance Ramp SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Eastbound At Riverwalk Dr in Montgomery CountyUnknown SH 275 / HARBORSIDE Eastbound At IH 45 Gulf Freeway to SH 87/ 2ND STAll Mainlanes WESTPARK TOLLWAY Westbound At BELTWAY 8Exit Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At C. E. King PkwyExit Ramp SH-288 Northbound At IH-610 SOUTH LOOPAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At TANNER RDExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At BISSONNET ST1 Frontage Road Lane BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At HARDY TOLL3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At IH-45 NORTHUnknown IH-610 NORTH LOOP Westbound At YALE ST3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-6 Eastbound At MUSTANG BAYOU RD in Brazoria CountyAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At BISSONNET STAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At BELLAIRE BLVDExit Ramp WESTPARK TOLLWAY Eastbound At FONDRENExit Ramp IH-45 NORTH Southbound At N SHEPHERD DRUnknown IH-610 NORTH LOOP Eastbound At IH-45 NORTHExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At BRIAR FOREST DRExit Ramp IH-69 SOUTHWEST Southbound At BELLFORT AVE2 Frontage Road Lanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At RANKIN RDEntrance Ramp IH-10 Westbound At SH 36 in Austin CountyAll Mainlanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Westbound At SH-288Left Lane,Right Lane,Exit Ramp FM-1488 Eastbound At KICKAPOO RD in Waller CountyUnknown US-290 NORTHWEST Westbound At ELDRIDGE PARKWAY3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Northbound After MAC GREGOR DR3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-10 KATY Eastbound At TAYLOR STAll Mainlanes IH-10 Westbound At FM-1463 in Fort Bend CountyUnknown US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At TELGE RD to ELDRIDGE PARKWAY2 Mainlanes WESTPARK TOLLWAY Westbound At RICEEntrance Ramp BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At HARDY TOLLAll Mainlanes IH-10 KATY Westbound After SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Westbound At FM-865 CULLEN BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At CRESTMONT ST3 Frontage Road Lanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At FAIRMONT PKWYExit Ramplast_img read more

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HoustonArea Teachers Helping Students In Shelters

first_imgRaise Your Hand TexasHouston-area teachers are eager to offer their services for kids in shelters who have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey.Teachers Volunteering in Shelters is a newly formed group of Houston-area teachers who are organizing to help children in the flood-ravaged areas of Southeast Texas brought on by Hurricane Harvey. They only enlists certified, experienced teachers who can provide high-quality childcare and learning opportunities to children and teens of all ages. The group has already dispatched teachers to the George R. Brown Convention Center, NRG Center and Church of the Apostles Houston.Simone Kern, Director of Literacy Interventions at YES Prep Public Schools, started the group on Facebook. Kern, who is currently recovering from surgery and cannot volunteer in the shelters herself decided to put her administrative skills to work by organizing teachers and connecting them with shelters in need.“We know more than 200 shelters are operating in the Houston area. Parents in those shelters need high-quality childcare they can trust, so that they can take a shower, call the insurance company, work on their house, and know that their kids are in good hands,” said Kern. “Our kids are very vulnerable right now and we want to make sure childcare is safe, effective, and therapeutic—and working with certified teachers is a great way to do that.”Kristen McClintock, a member of the group and a special education teacher at West Side High School in Houston I.S.D, felt the need to do something to help children after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area. As a special education teacher, McClintock was especially aware of the needs of children with autism, learning disabilities or other special needs.“I was ready to begin the school year this week and after Hurricane Harvey hit, I knew I had to do something to help our students,” McClintock said. “One of the first things I thought about were those children with autism who are sensitive to noise. It’s really loud in the Convention Center, so I started out by setting up a ‘sensory space’ that would allow these kids to calm themselves. We’ve also had a lot of noise cancelling headphones donated, so that also helps.”The group would like to coordinate with other area shelters and relief efforts to ensure that its teachers can provide their childcare and educational services in an effective, safe way to as many children as possible. Shelters and relief organizations can contact the group via Facebook or e-mail at teachervolunteershouston@gmail.com. Sharelast_img read more

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After Texas High School Shooting A Community Grieves

first_imgBrendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images/Via NPRMemorial items hang on a tree near Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, a day after eight students and two teachers were killed when a 17-year-old classmate allegedly opened fire at the school.In Texas, students are returning to Santa Fe High School to gather their belongings, a day after a shooting that killed 10 people and injured 13 others.One by one, police escorted the students back into the classrooms they fled when the shooting started. Some returned to pick up their cars.Republican Congressman Randy Weber, whose district includes Santa Fe, told reporters the shooting was the second tragedy this small community has experienced in less than a year.“We had Hurricane Harvey end of last August, and now this,” Weber said with a sigh. “We will pull together, we will grieve together, we will love one another, we’ll work together.”School district officials said students and staff will need support as they process their emotions from the tragedy. They asked for prayers, and for the public to give the victims and their families privacy as they mourn.Officials said they couldn’t discuss the ongoing investigation into the shooting, but Santa Fe I.S.D. (Independent School District) Police Chief Walter Braun recounted how two officers engaged the suspected shooter “right away.”“Our officers went in there and did what they could,” he said. “They did what they’re trained for and went in immediately.”Braun said his officers have been “resilient” throughout the ordeal. “I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet, as to allowing the emotions to take control,” he said.Santa Fe Independent School District says all schools will be closed through at least Tuesday. Meanwhile, part of Santa Fe High School remains off-limits because of the investigation. The American Red Cross has set up a local crisis center for families and students that need emotional help, food and other services. Sharelast_img read more

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Paxton Launches Website To Help Combat Opioid Abuse

first_imgOffice of Texas Attorney GeneralTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton during the presentation of the website doseofreality.texas.gov on January 22, 2019.Texas has a new resource to help combat opioid abuse — a website called “Dose of Reality” that Attorney General Ken Paxton unveiled Tuesday.Each day, 115 Americans die because of opioid overdoses and there were 1,375 opioid-related deaths in Texas in 2016, according to Paxton’s office. OxyContin and hydrocodone are popular opioids that can be prescribed by doctors to treat moderate to severe pain.“The misuse and abuse of prescription opioids cost lives and devastate Texas families in every region of our state,” the Attorney General said in a news release.The new website (DoseofReality.Texas.gov) has information on preventing opioid abuse and addiction, proper pain management, and safe storage of prescription painkillers as well as guidelines for how to respond to an opioid overdose. It also has a map of locations that accept prescription opioids for safe disposal.  Last May, Paxton filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act involving the company’s prescription opioids, including OxyContin. Sharelast_img read more

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