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  • Spieth falls further from the lead at the Australian Open

    first_imgAt least he birdied the ninth — his last hole Friday. Finishing on even-par would have left him just one stroke away from the projected cut, which could have changed based on afternoon scoring.“That was only my second one-putt of the day,” Spieth said. “The other was for par.” First-round leader Cameron Davis, who led by two strokes after a 63, had an afternoon start, as did Jason Day, who trailed Davis by three shots.Spieth, who hasn’t played since the Presidents Cup in late September, has won the Australian Open two out of the last three years and finished second the other time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt least his morning start Saturday means he will avoid the windy conditions that the leading groups will have to contend with at The Australian in the afternoon.And that left him optimistic of a comeback. In 2014, he shot a then course-record 63 at The Australian Golf Club to win his first Australian title by six shots. Iniong eyes ONE world title shot Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice “I feel like you can make up more ground and come from behind here over I think any tournament I’ve played this entire year,” Spieth said. “The golf course will start to bake out and you get really calm conditions in the morning that leave the windier conditions for the afternoon, so I’ll have a pretty gettable golf course. If I can post something like 5, 6-under, then I’m very much in this tournament.”Spieth said the seven-week layoff was the longest he’s had since his college days and that he felt rusty and nervous at times during his first round which featured five bogeys in windy conditions.The wind began to pick up late in Spieth’s round Friday, as did his frustration level at times. On the par-4 sixth — his 15th of the day — his drive traveled well over 300 meters, so far that it reached a spectator crossing area that officials obviously felt was far enough from the tee.Spieth took a drop from it, but his approach to the green failed to spin back, leaving him a putt of at least 20 feet. He missed his birdie attempt.“It’s just been the short game rust that’s kind of hurt me a bit the last couple of days that prevents me from being 5 or so under,” Spieth said.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Jordan Spieth of the U.S. hits his second shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the Australian Open Golf tournament in Sydney. APSYDNEY — Defending champion Jordan Spieth failed to take advantage of ideal scoring conditions at the Australian Open on Friday, shooting an even-par 71 to fall further behind the leaders.After an opening 70, he was at 1-under 141 and eight strokes behind clubhouse leader Lucas Herbert, who shot 66 on Friday and was at 9-under 133. Spieth trailed by seven strokes after the opening round.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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  • Caitlyn Jenner bares all for sports magazine

    first_imgLos Angeles, May 5 (PTI) Retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly set to pose naked for Sports Illustrated summer edition.The “I Am Cait” star, 66, will grace the cover wearing “nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal”, reported Ace Showbiz.The picture will commemorate the 40th anniversary of her win at the Montreal games in 1976.It will be the first time she poses with the medal since coming out as a transgender in April last year.Jenner had said in August 2015 that while she called the medal her “most-prized possession,” she kept it hidden in her makeup drawer because she didnt want her kids “to feel like they had to have a gold medal in order to be considered a success.” PTI NDS NDSlast_img read more

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  • New Wrestling hall inaugurated by Sports Minister at Sonepat

    first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) A new training facility for wrestling, named after Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik, was today inaugurated by Sports Minister Vijay Goel, at the SAI Northern Regional Centre in Sonepat. Also present at the occasion was Indias lone double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and boxing great Akhil Kumar. Sushil said the new facility matches international standards and it was up to the young wrestlers to make full use of it. “My only advice to the upcoming athletes is what my Guru told me. How much ever famous you become, always maintain discipline. We are all there to support you at all times. You have the best of facilities,” said Sushil. “This kind of a wrestling hall I have seen in the United States when we went there for training before the Olympics. Its now therefore also your responsibility.” Goel said: “It has been widely observed that a child growing up playing sport often shines in other spheres of life as well. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be Sushil, Sakshi or Akhil. “I appeal to all the young athletes gathered here to stay focused, respect your coach and work hard, because there is nothing that you cannot achieve if you put your mind to it.” The Regional Director of SAI NRC, Sonepat, Radhica Shreeman was also present and requested the Sports Minister to sanction new 200-bedded hostel at this campus. The Minister assured that upon his return to Delhi he would look into it. The Sakshi Malik Wrestling Hall has four training mats of international standards as well as a Moorish Sauna and Jacuzzi facility. A Sports medicine and rehabilitation centre along with a Hypoxia centre for high altitude training operating at the campus. PTI CM ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

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  • India uncertainty unsettling advertisers, host broadcaster tells ICC

    first_imgStar Sports have raised concerns with cricket’s governing body that advertisers might steer clear of the Champions Trophy if India opted against competing at the tournament in England, an official from the broadcaster has told Reuters. (No Champions Trophy decision without COA’s permission: Vinod Rai to BCCI)At last week’s International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings, the Indian board (BCCI) was outvoted 13-1 in its bid to stall a new revenue model which considerably slashes their financial share from global events in the 2015-2023 cycle. (BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary tries to create unanimity among members on Champions Trophy boycott threat)Unimpressed by the $293 million forecast, down from the $570 million it would have received under a 2014 arrangement, the BCCI responded by refusing to name a squad for the June 1-18 one-day international competition by the April 25 cutoff date.”There is concern in the market,” said the Star India official, who wished to remain anonymous, adding that the broadcaster had paid $1.9 billion for the ICC rights.”There has been no official communication from the ICC or the BCCI on India’s participation.”We have sent an email to the ICC asking how they plan to compensate us if our business is impacted due to India’s pullout.”Rupert Murdoch’s Star group owns broadcast rights for 18 ICC global events to be held during an eight-year cycle from 2015, including two 50-over World Cups, two Twenty20 World Cups and a similar number of Champions Trophy events.India’s huge market is a major draw for sponsors and advertisers, who often plan product launches around major cricket tournaments and book advertising slots in advance.advertisementThe option of pulling out of the Champions Trophy by revoking the Members Participation Agreement (MPA) between the ICC and the BCCI has been gaining traction within the India board, who will discuss the issue at a special general meeting on Sunday.The operations of the BCCI are currently being supervised by four court-appointed administrators (COA), who has said it would intervene if the board took any drastic measures which might hurt Indian cricket.”It is in the interests of Indian cricket for the BCCI to continue negotiations with the ICC and other cricket boards to arrive at an amount/share that is somewhere between that envisaged under the financial model that was put in place in 2014 and that which is envisaged under the revised financial model,” the COA said in an email to state associations.”It is not in the interests of Indian cricket for the BCCI to take any drastic step/measure which may result in breakdown of negotiations between the BCCI, ICC and other cricket boards, especially since there is sufficient time between now and the ICC Conference to be held in June 2017 for a negotiated outcome to be arrived at.”The top eight sides in the world rankings compete in the Champions Trophy and it remains unclear who would replace India, who won the last edition in 2013, if they decide to withdraw.last_img read more

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  • Arrow Electronics presents ‘sensor-to-sunset’ IoT portfolio at Embedded World

    first_imgUnder the theme “From Sensor to Sunset,” Arrow Electronics will display its comprehensive, fully integrated IoT portfolio at Embedded World, including sensors, wireless connectivity, gateways to cloud platforms, data aggregation and visualization, analytics and security, and beyond.Arrow will be exhibiting an extensive range of boards, development tools and systems-on-modules for the maker community and the professional developer. Arrow helps turn ideas into working prototypes and then helps makers get them into production as quickly and smoothly as possible.At Embedded World 2018 Arrow will introduce a number of new boards including an addition to the SmartEverything range called Tiger, which is based on the NXP KW41 multi-protocol wireless MCU; a new version of the ARIS board called ARIS Edge-S3 that supports more advanced feature and display capabilities; and CYC1000, a low-cost board based on an Intel PSG Cyclone 10 FPGA. There will also be several new 96boards mezzanine options for the DragonBoard 410, which deliver functionality including a camera solution, Ethernet and POE extension, and increased security.One featured display will come from Toposens, a Munich-based start-up that won Arrow’s 2017 Innovators Award for its 3D ultrasound sensor technology. Based on the principles of echolocation, Toposens’ near-field detection technology enables the position of people and objects to be determined precisely.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous RTOS pioneer James F. Ready passes awayNext 4D Systems: global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronicslast_img read more

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  • World Cup 2019: 16 hundreds are great but for us it’s about getting 2 points, says David Warner

    first_imgDavid Warner smashed 166 to help Australia get on the top of the World Cup points table with a commanding 48 run victory over Bangladesh in their encounter at Trent Bridge on Thursday, and in doing so the opener also created history in the event of the tournament.Warner on Thursday became the only batsman to get past 150+ scores in the history of the World Cup and while achieving the feat he also equaled his compatriot Adam Gilchrist’s 16 ODI hundreds.However, after his match-winning knock, David Warner downplayed his achievement and said the more important task for him was to help Australia collect those 2 points from the game.”Obviously it’s a great achievement (to equal Adam Gilchrist’s 16 hundreds). For us it’s about getting the 2 points and moving onto the next game at Lord’s,” Warner said in a post-match interview.”I think you always keep wickets in hand in ODIs. It’s the way we play. We don’t intentionally not go after it on purpose. You have to respect the new ball. If you get off to a flier, you go ahead with the momentum you have. The bowlers bowled well to us in patches. It’s about knocking it around and try to target 6-8 an over after that in the middle overs. You have to adapt to the conditions, and it’s about momentum after that. If you get off to a flier, it’s about assessing,” he added.Incidentally, Both David Warner and Virat Kohli took 110 innings to get to 16 ODI hundreds – the second fastest behind Hashim Amla who only reached the landmark in 94 innings.advertisementHaving won the toss and opting to bat first, Warner and skipper Aaron Finch (53) put on a 121-run stand for the 1st wicket, before David Warner collected his 166 runs. Bangladesh part-time bowler Soumya Sarkar picked 3/58 off his 8 overs but could not stop Australia from posting 381 runs.Chasing the big total, Mushfiqur Rahim tried his best – while bringing up his century from 95 balls – but due to lack of a proper batting partner at the other end, he could only watch as his side fell short by 48 runs.Also Read | World Cup 2019: David Warner’s 166 trumps Mushfiqur Rahim’s 102 as Australia beat Bangladesh by 48 runsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: PM Narendra Modi wishes Shikhar Dhawan speedy recoverylast_img read more

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  • LIGHTNING STRIKE BLAMED FOR LE MARS HOUSE FIRE

    first_imgLightning is blamed for a house fire Thursday morning in Le Mars.Fire Chief Dave Schipper says a lighning strike created a hole in the roof at 2490 5th Avenue Southeast and set the back of the home on fire.Schipper says the lightning strike also damaged the home’s electrical system as some outlets were burned.There were no injuries reported and the home owners were able to escape the burning structure.Schipper says although there was severe damage reported to the home, the residents will be able to renovate the home and continue to live in the home.Photo contributedlast_img read more

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  • Leicester City 1 Sheffield United 0

    first_imgLeicester City 1 Sheffield United 0: Vardy header secures quarter-final spot Rob Lancaster 05:41 2/17/18 Jamie Vardy - cropped Getty Images Riyad Mahrez marked his first start since January 20 with an assist as Leicester City continued their run in the FA Cup. Leicester City booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 2012 thanks to a 1-0 win over Sheffield United on Friday.Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game at the King Power Stadium, as his looping header over goalkeeper Jamal Blackman in the 66th minute settled a hard-fought tie.Riyad Mahrez provided the assist on his first start for the Premier League side since January 20, the winger’s deep cross setting up his unmarked team-mate at the back post. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Yet the hosts needed a moment of excellence from Kasper Schmiechel to deny Sheffield United an equaliser, the goalkeeper stretching low to his left to keep out a first-time effort from George Baldock that looked destined to find the corner of the goal.Instead, Vardy’s clever finish proved enough to send Claude Puel’s team through to the last eight of the competition.Mahrez :arrow_right: Vardy Goal #LeiShu pic.twitter.com/3KPlRKbyeF— Leicester City (@LCFC) February 16, 2018The England international had wasted a glorious chance to put the hosts ahead in the closing stages of the first half, shooting straight at the advancing Blackman after being put through on goal by the ebullient Mahrez.Blackman also kept out a long-range drive from Onyinye Ndidi, while at the other end a familiar face prevented the Championship side from going ahead before the break.Harry Maguire – who came through the ranks at Bramall Lane before moving to Hull City in 2014 – produced a brilliant block to divert Enda Stevens’ goal-bound effort over the top of the net. read morelast_img read more

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  • Bayern should have had a penalty, admits Prince

    first_imgDFB Pokal Bayern should have had a penalty, admits Boateng Sacha Pisani 16:51 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) KevinPrinceBoateng-cropped Bongarts DFB Pokal Bayern München v Eintracht Frankfurt Bayern München Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga The 31-year-old acknowledged he was fortunate not to have conceded a spot kick against the Bundesliga champions on Saturday Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng admitted Bayern Munich should have been awarded a stoppage-time penalty for his foul on Javi Martinez in the DFB-Pokal final.Bundesliga champions Bayern were denied a domestic double after Niko Kovac’s Frankfurt claimed a controversial 3-1 win in Berlin on Saturday.Ante Rebic scored a brace, netting in the first half and again on the counter-attack with eight minutes remaining after Robert Lewandowski had equalised for Bayern. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now VAR had ruled in favour of Rebic for Frankfurt’s second goal in the 82nd minute following calls for handball and Kovac’s men were fortunate again when referee Felix Zwayer turned down penalty appeals from Bayern players in the fourth minute of stoppage time, with Boateng appearing to foul Martinez in a frantic finish.Mijat Gacinovic then sealed Frankfurt’s fifth cup trophy on the break and Boateng admitted he was fortunate not to be penalised prior to that tournament clinching strike.”I met him clearly, then the referee must decide,” Boateng said. “Honestly, I thought that he was going to award a penalty.Pokalsieger pic.twitter.com/7QHGM8EdPQ— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) May 19, 2018″But we have been lucky that he did not give a penalty. He has to whistle, I’m always honest, that’s why I have to say so.”Serbian midfielder Gacinovic added: “I am glad that I have finally scored a goal – and such an important one, too.”last_img read more

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  • Weekly Traffic Advisories

    first_img Local Area Office: 902-827-2544 Fax: 902-827-5190 Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 324 and Route 325 Route 324 and Route 325 will have alternating lane closures for cold planing and paving until Friday, Aug. 22. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels, flashing light unit and traffic control people. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 -30- SHELBURNE COUNTY: Highway 103 Lane Closure A section of Highway 103 over the Roseway River, 500 metres west of Exit 26 at Shelburne, is reduced to one lane until Thursday, July 31 for bridge repairs. Traffic delays are expected. Drivers should allow for extra travel time and drive with extra care in construction zones. Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 Fax: 902-925-2704 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 HANTS COUNTY: Bass Creek Bridge Bass Creek Bridge on Route 215 will be reduced to one lane for bridge deck replacement and guardrail work until Thursday, July 31. There will be traffic control people and signs on site. Traffic lights will be in place 24 hours. Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-527-8182 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125 from Exit 6 (King Road/Trunk 4) to Grand Lake Road will have reduced lanes and speed on the weekends only starting until Sunday, August 10 for paving. Alternate routes at Kings Road and Grand Lake Road. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. RICHMOND COUNTY: 4 Sections The following sections of road will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, pulverization, repaving and drainage until Tuesday, Sept. 30. – Trunk 4 from the intersection of Black River Road east to South Side River Bourgeois Road for about 8 kilometres. – Highway 104/Trunk 4 Connector at Exit 47 for about one kilometre. – Trunk 4 from River Tillard Bridge, west to Highway 104 for about a half kilometre. – Rock Bay Road from the Rocky Bay Hall, east to Bona Road, for about 2.6 kilometres. There will be traffic control and a pilot vehicle on site. Work takes place from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Able Harvey Bridge Able Harvey Bridge, Walton, will be closed for repairs until Friday, Aug. 1. Alternate routes are available via Cogmagum Road to Beaver Pond Road, Highway 215, and Cheverie Road. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 336 Route 336 from the intersection of Southside Road, south to the county line, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, culvert installation and repaving, about 8 kilometres, until Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of barrels and cones. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive will have lane closures for widening at various times until Friday, Aug. 1. Gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving will take place from Commodore Drive to Exit 3 and from the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive for about one kilometre. Traffic control consists of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Louisbourg Highway Sections of the Louisbourg Highway (Trunk 22) between Landry Crescent and Albert Bridge will be reduced to one lane for repaving, until Thursday, July, 31. Signs and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Construction work on Highway 104 in Antigonish County will be done around the clock until Sunday, Aug. 31. Repaving is happening from West River Bridge east for 5.7 kilometres to the intersection of Route 316 in Lower South River. Both lanes will remain open during daytime construction. From 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., there may be one-lane closures. Signs and a pilot vehicle are on site. Drivers should exercise caution in the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Ingramport River Bridge A detour and temporary bridge are being installed at the Ingramport River on Trunk 3. The existing bridge will remain open until the temporary bridge is in place but there may be traffic delays during the installation. Signs and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. VICTORIA COUNTY: Big Baddeck Road Big Baddeck Road will be reduced to one lane from the Old Margaree intersection north for five kilometres for pipe installation, ditching, guardrail installation and paving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Route 348 in Pictou County will be closed north of Greens Point Road at the Big Gut Bridge for replacement of the bridge until Tuesday, Aug. 5. Detour routes are available via Egypt Road or Chance Harbour Road. Local Are Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 HANTS COUNTY: Bog Road Overpass Closed The overpass that carries Bog Road over Highway 101 is closed until Sunday, Nov. 30, to be replaced as part of the Highway 101 twinning project. A marked detour route is available on Rand Street, Bishopville Road, and Old Post Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 224 Route 224 from Rocky Brook to Beaver Dam, about 6.1 kilometres, will have one-lane closures for gravelling and repaving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 757-2929 Fax: 757-2270 Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-637-4104 Fax: 902-447-4105 HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 from Sherman Lake Road to Hiltz Road will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert work, patching and paving until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control people and signs will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7 (Magazine Hill) Trunk 7, Magazine Hill for 2.2 kilometres will have a one-lane closure for Jersey barrier replacement until Thursday, July 31. Lane closures will be shifted to accommodate rush-hour traffic. The two inbound lanes will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. Two outbound lanes will be open from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102 will be reduced to one lane for paving from Exit 7(Enfield) to Exit 5A (Aerotech), including ramps, until Friday, August 8. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Detour Traffic on Route 215 in the Urbania area near Stewiacke will be detoured because of damage to a culvert. A two-kilometre detour is provided on Ox Bow Road, (Old Loop Shore Road)until further notice. Sings and barricades are in place. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-527-5398 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 HANTS COUNTY: Exit 8 Ramps Exit 8 ramps will have one lane closures on the on and off ramps. Traffic will be stopped while girders are being placed until Friday, Aug. 1. Traffic control people and signs will be on the site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset, Monday to Friday. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Barronsfield Road Barronsfield Road will be reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, July 31, from the intersection of Route 242 north toward Minudie. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-755-7152 Fax: 902-755-7184 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14 Trunk 14 from Garden Road in Nine Mile River to Trunk 2 in Milford will be reduced to one lane until Sunday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, west from the Inverness Richmond County line, including the on and off ramps at Exit 43, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and asphalt concrete repaving until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: (902)-798-2369 Fax: (902)-798-2927 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 12 Trunk 12 from Chester Grant Road west for 7.3 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for pulverizing and paving until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and possibly on Saturdays. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 LUNENBURG COUNTY: East Clifford Road East Clifford Road, about 2.0 kilometres west of Upper Branch Road will be closed for bridge replacement until Friday, August 8. Detour routes on Upper Branch Road, Monk Road and Route 325. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-0849 INVERNESS COUNTY: Grand Etang Bridge The Grand Etang Bridge in the community of Grand Etang will occasionally be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement until Friday, Oct. 31. A detour is available via a temporary bridge, marked with signs and directional lighting. Traffic control people will be on site. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Highway 107 will be reduced to one lane from Exit 19 to Exit 21, including ramps at Exit 20 and the William Porter Connector. Also, East Jeddore Road will be reduced to one lane from the intersection at Trunk 7 for 3.8 kilometres. Work takes place until Thursday, July 31 between 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from the end of existing twinning east for about 9.8 kilometres to Exit 27A, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Tuesday, July 29. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Sections of Trunk 19 will be reduced to one lane for repaving from the intersection at Margaree Forks for eight kilometres south to the intersection with Route 395 at South West Margaree. Signs and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work will take place from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Local Area Office: 902-637-4105 Fax: 902-447-4104 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Catalone Lake Bridge Catalone Lake Bridge on Mira Bay Drive is closed for repairs until Friday, Aug. 1. Detour routes are on Catalone Gut Road and Main-a-Dieu Road. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 KINGS COUNTY: Ira Bill Road Ira Bill Road in Billtown, Kings Co. is closed because of a culvert failure until Wednesday, Oct. 1. Traffic control consists of barricades. Detour signs in place. INVERNESS COUNTY: Portree Bridge The Portree Bridge on Hatchery Road will be closed until further notice. There will be a detour on East Big Intervale and Hatchery Roads. NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 KINGS COUNTY: Aylesford Road Aylesford Road, north for about 6.4 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-6889 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-578-9679 Fax: 902-563-0540 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-245-4090 Fax: 902-245-6620 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 INVERNESS COUNTY: Route 105 Route 105 will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving for about a half kilometre east of Northside River Denys Road until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, between Exit 8 and 8A near Hantsport, will have lane closures for asphalt patching on Monday, July 28. Traffic delays are expected. Signs and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: Granton-Abercrombie Road Granton-Abercrombie Road, from the Trenton Connector north for about 5.7 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. CONTINUING WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Pine Tree Road Pine Tree Road, Thorburn, will be closed to all traffic for bridge construction until Monday, Aug. 11. Signs will be in place marking detour routes. Motorist are advised to use extreme caution. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-896-7085 Fax: 902-896-8859 KINGS COUNTY: North River Road North River Road, 12.3 kilometre from English Mountain Road, west for about 2.8 kilometres will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-752-7184 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Route 335 Route 335 near West Pubnico, from the intersection of Green Grove Road east for 6.3 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, July 25 for repaving. Traffic delays are expected and the rough surface during construction will require extra caution by cyclists. Drivers should use extra care in construction zones. PICTOU COUNTY: Road Closure Flooding has closed two sections of Six Mile Brook Road in the Salt Springs area until further notice. The first section is at Morrison culvert south of Graveyard Road. The other section is for about one kilometre north of Morrison Culvert. DIGBY COUNTY: Chute Bridge Chute Bridge at the intersection of Shelburne Road, South Old Post and Back Road will be closed for bridge replacement from Monday, July 28 until Friday, Aug. 8. Detour routes are marked and traffic will be control by personnel and barricades. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-543-6342 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 245 Route 245 from Brierly Brook Road, west for 8 kilometres, will have alternating lane closures for ditching, repaving and culvert installation until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-835-1641 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 About 8.8 kilometres of Route 333, from Blind Bay east to Shad Bay, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Main-a-Dieu Main-a-Dieu Road will have a one-lane closure starting two kilometres east of Trunk 22 and for 4.7 kilometres towards Main-a-Dieu until Friday, Oct 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184last_img read more

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  • Open Forest Day A Walk In The Park

    first_imgHundreds of visitors are expected at Nova Scotia’s second annual Open Forest Day, Saturday, June 25, at Shubie Park in Dartmouth. “If you like hiking or camping, are curious about nature, make your living in forestry, or might consider operating a woodlot on your land, then stop by Open Forest Day to learn, explore, and enjoy some family fun time,” said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Natural Resources. Visitors will discover interactive displays along the woodland trails of the park. Children, seniors, and everyone in between can learn about wildlife, biodiversity and the role that natural resources play in the province’s economy, the environment, and people’s health. There will be face painting, canoe and kayak rentals and other fun activities. Children will receive a Passport to Nature to help explore the event. Everyone will enjoy the All Nations Drumming and the scavenger hunt. “We are thrilled to be part of this great event to help more people see the wonders of the forest, its value, diversity, and opportunities,” said Jane Barker of the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute. The Department of Natural Resources and more than 30 organizations are offering Open Forest Day to inform Nova Scotians about developing and maintaining woodlands and the importance of natural resources in the province. The free event is open to everyone from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Shubie Park is at 54 Locks Rd., along the historic Shubenacadie Canal System. Lunch will be available to buy from Lemon Dogs at the Fairbanks Centre. Additional parking is available at Dartmouth Crossing, near Cineplex. More information is at www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaWoodlands.last_img read more

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  • Meet Juanes And Rock A Patients World

    first_imgHere’s your chance to meet Juanes, see an incredible show and help rock a patient’s world!A global activist and philanthropic pioneer, whose dedication to giving back equals his talent, Juanes is continuing his ongoing support of Musicians on Call during the highly-anticipated US leg of his ‘LOUD & UNPLUGGED TOUR’.Click here to bid on a pair of great seats for LA, San Diego, Pharr, TX or Toronto (courtesy of Juanes), plus the chance to meet and take a photo with him before the show! Additional auctions will be launched on June 5 for Washington DC, Philadelphia, NY, Boston, Atlanta and Hollywood, FL. All proceeds from these auctions will help Musicians on Call continue to deliver live and recorded music directly to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, in order to complement the recovery process for patients, families and caregivers.More than a decade ago, Juanes burst onto the Latin music scene by leading nominations in 2001 for his landmark debut album, ‘Fijate Bien.’ The two time Grammy and 17-time Latin Grammy winner continues to be respectfully hailed by his music peers as a leading creative talent in the genre. His latest release, ‘Juanes MTV Unplugged’ (produced by Juan Luis Guerra) debuted at #1 on the “Top Latin Albums” chart and in 18 countries and his recent book ‘Chasing The Sun’ became an instant ‘best seller,’ topping the charts throughout Latin America for weeks.Source:Musicians On Calllast_img read more

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  • Grande Prairie RCMP investigating fatal collision near Debolt

    first_imgThe 39 year-old male driver of the pick-up truck, also from Grande Prairie, was transported to hospital via STARS Air Ambulance with unknown injuries.The lone occupant of the semi-truck was not physically injured.All possible contributing factors related to this collision are being considered and the collision remains under investigation. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are currently investigating a fatal collision on Forestry Trunk Road at the 8 KM mark near Debolt.RCMP were called to the location on Thursday, March 29 at approximately 5:00 PM.  A pick-up truck was involved in a head on collision with a semi-truck.A 22 year-old male from Grande Prairie was a passenger in the pick-up truck and is deceased.last_img read more

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  • Middle East Security Council calls for ceasefire and Israeli troop pullout

    “The members of the Security Council are seriously concerned at the further deterioration of the situation and violation of international humanitarian law on the Palestinian Territories, including many victims among the civilian population and a threat of destruction of the Palestinian Authority,” said Council President Sergey Lavrov in a statement to the press issued on Sunday following a closed-door meeting. The President said that the session, convened at the request of the Arab Group, marked the determination of Council members “to ensure the implementation of resolutions 1397, 1402 and 1403” – the security body’s most recent texts on the situation in the Middle East. He emphasized that the members were “deeply disturbed by the failure to implement” those resolutions, adding, “The continuation of violence by the power in control of events on the ground is unacceptable.” Insisting that the parties fully implement those texts, the statement stressed in particular that “there must be a ceasefire and Israel must withdraw its forces from Palestinian cities without delay.” The parties were also called on to cooperate in good faith with the Quartet – the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and the Russian Federation – “and with the Secretary-General, especially in the context of the forthcoming visit of the US Secretary of State to the region,” the President said. Asking the Secretary-General to keep the Council informed on the ongoing efforts to ensure the implementation of its resolutions, the statement said the members “will closely follow the developments as they consider further steps to contribute to the efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.” With regard to the situation along the withdrawal line between Israel and Lebanon, Council members “expressed concern at the violation of the Blue Line and reiterated their call on the parties to implement resolutions 425 and 426.” read more

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  • TimorLeste UN Police international security forces move to apprehend prison escapees

    They are seeking to apprehend the escaped prisoners through intensified operations throughout Dili and the surrounding areas, UN Acting Police Commissioner Antero Lopes said.Mr. Lopes strongly urged the population to contact the UN Police or the international security forces should they have any information about the escaped prisoners. The group includes Major Alfredo Reinado, the leader of an armed group that demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister during the recent unrest in Timor-Leste.Violence earlier this year in the country, which the UN helped guide to independence from Indonesia in 2002, left dozens dead and forced some 155,000 people to flee their homes. The clashes erupted when the Government dismissed about 600 soldiers who had gone on strike. read more

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  • Most actively traded companies on the TSX

    AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 23, 2015 3:08 pm MDT Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,200.26, down 28.02 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down five cents, or 2.08 per cent, to $2.35 on 14.9 million shares.Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF). Forest products. Down 14 cents, or 5.91 per cent, to $2.23 on 7.6 million shares.Artek Exploration Ltd. (TSX:RTK). Oil and gas. Up 86 cents, or 49.14 per cent, to $2.61 on 5.9 million shares.Kelt Exploration Ltd. (TSX:KEL). Oil and gas. Down 37 cents, or 4.56 per cent, to $7.74 on 4.6 million shares.Mart Resources, Inc. (TSX:MMT). Oil and gas. Down nine cents, or 12.86 per cent, to 61 cents on 3.8 million shares.Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX:R). Miner. Unchanged at 53 cents on 3.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Valeant Pharmaceuticals (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceuticals, health-care products. Up $32.72, or 15.05 per cent, to $250.13 on 716,582 shares. Valeant stock soared on news of its friendly US$10-billion takeover offer for Salix Pharmaceuticals, a U.S.-based developer of gastrointestinal drugs. read more

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  • World must prioritize social protection as primary development tool urge UN and

    “The new development agenda that is being defined by the world community – the sustainable development goals (SDGs) – provides an unparalleled opportunity for our two institutions to join forces to make universal social protection a reality, for everyone, everywhere,” said a joint statement issued today by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.According to the World Bank and the ILO, universal social protection refers to policies designed to ensure income security and support to all people across the life cycle – paying particular attention to the poor and the vulnerable. “Universal social protection includes: adequate cash transfers for all who need them, especially children; benefits and support for people of working age in case of maternity, disability, work injury or for those without jobs; and pensions for all older persons,” the statement said.“This protection can be provided through social insurance, tax-funded social benefits, social assistance services, public works programs and other schemes guaranteeing basic income security,” it said.Universal coverage and access to social protection are central to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity, the World Bank Group’s twin goals by 2030, and universal social protection coverage is at the core of the ILO’s mandate.“We are proud to endorse the consensus that has emerged in the early 21st century that social protection is a primary development tool and priority,” the joint statement said.“Since the 2000s, universality has re-entered the development agenda,” it said. “First it was education: universal primary education became a Millennium Development Goal in 2000. In 2012, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution endorsing universal health coverage. Now it is time for universal social protection.”The African Union, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the European Commission, G20, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN have all endorsed universal social protection. “Our shared objective is to increase the number of countries that provide universal social protection, supporting countries to design and implement universal and sustainable social protection systems,” Mr. Kim and Mr. Ryder said.Stressing that the vast majority of the world’s population is still far from enjoying adequate protection, they said: “It is time to take determined and innovative steps to trigger change on a larger scale.” read more

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  • Ohio State mens lacrosse thrashes Delaware for second straight victory 103

    Then-junior midfielder Jesse King (19) looks for an open teammate during a game against Penn State March 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost, 11-7.Credit: Lantern file photoAfter losing its first game of the 2015 season, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is starting to hit its stride.With senior captain Jesse King leading the way for the Buckeye offense, OSU (2-1) soared to its second-straight win on the season, defeating Delaware 10-3. King had five goals in the takedown of the Blue Hens on Sunday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.King said the game was a team effort across the field, from offense to defense.“I just tried to feed off the defense as much as I could, (redshirt-sophomore goalie Tom Carey) had some pretty amazing saves down there and that translates well over to us,” King said. “I just kind of took the game into my own hands, held on to the ball a little bit more, and tried to be a playmaker, while also powering down to the net and getting a good shot.”OSU’s offense started out the year on a flat note, unable to snag a win in its first game against the Detroit Titans. But the Buckeyes have gained some chemistry in their last two games, posting 20 goals since the season-opening loss.Coach Nick Myers emphasized the importance of OSU playing a full 60 minutes of “Buckeye lacrosse,” and said he thought his team did well overall.“I think offensively we are starting to get some chemistry. Each game it’s starting to get better,” Myers said.The Buckeyes have also rallied in their time of possession so far this season with senior midfielder Christopher May winning 68.8 percent (11-for-16) of the faceoffs against Delaware.“I think the time of possession was key and that was certainly a big part of our game plan,” Myers said.King said getting the ball first after the majority of goals was a boost to OSU, and a big problem for its opponent.“Their offense is going five, 10 minutes not seeing the ball, it helps us and helps our defense to not be as tired, and then we (the offense) are just rolling,” King said. “The motivation and adrenaline just start kicking in.”The Buckeyes’ success has continued to come from all areas of the field including the defense. OSU snagged 31 of the 48 total ground balls on Sunday, and King said the aggression toward winning the ground balls helped OSU maintain the possession and allowed the team to be successful.“That’s one thing that we really try to aspire to is winning those ground-ball battles,” King said.Senior defenseman Evan Mulchrone also harped on the importance of winning the ground balls for the Buckeye defense.“We pride ourselves on the ground ball game and it’s a key to winning every game and it’s something that we work on early during the week, always grinding and trying to get the ball off the ground,” Mulchrone said.Carey, who has started the first three games for the Scarlet and Gray said he is comfortable playing behind the Buckeyes’ defense.“I feel good. We practiced well this week. We are really working, competing and playing well as a unit,” Carey said. “The defense does a great job in front of me and gave up the shots we wanted and I had some saves in there, so it was a good performance.” Myers said he is confident in his goalie and feels he’s fitting in with the Buckeye defense. “Tom made his third start and I think he’s getting more comfortable. For Tom right now, he’s part of a seven-man unit and we are starting to come together more defensively. He did his job,” Myers said.The Buckeyes will look to keep their balanced momentum as they are set to take on Dartmouth on Saturday. Even with the two wins under their belts, coach Myers said he’s still looking for his players to improve with each game. “We have to get better. We know right now we are a long way from where we want to be. In February, it’s a balance of preparing for your opponent but also trying to get significantly better week-to-week and we’re excited to have a full week now (of practice),” Myers said. “It’s been three games in eight days, so now we can get our legs back, focus on us first and then focus on Dartmouth.” read more

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  • How to watch the Google Announcement Event today

    first_imgGoogle’s Sundar Pichai is hosting a special announcement today, and while we think we’ve got a pretty good idea on what he’s going to share with us, they have decided to stream the announcement for everyone to watch.Speculation ran rampant that Google was going to announce the next version of Android at their annual developer conference. Google IO 2013 came and went, with no mention made. As it turns out, the company was not planning a new name release, but an update to the existing one.Android 4.3 is upon us, and will be the third version of Android to be dubbed Jelly Bean as its version name. The three Jelly Bean versions have all been very similar, focusing on performance and streamlining existing features instead of adding brand new features. Android 4.3 is expected to be more of the same, based on our experiences with leaked builds of the new version.It wouldn’t be a new version of Android without a new Nexus device, and it looks like the Nexus 7 is the shiny new tablet to be released today. The tablet has been leaked all over the place, and can even be pre-ordered in some places already, but the official announcement will be coming today. We’ll also be expecting rapid updates for the other Nexus devices, as well as the Google Play edition versions of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. We don’t know exactly what Android 4.3 has in store for us, but based on what we do know it should be a continued effort in polishing the UI.We may also see some goodies about Chrome, as Sundar Pichai is in charge of both Android and Chrome. It wouldn’t be surprising to see something new from ChromeOS, or some new features that tie Chrome and Android together. We’ve seen hints that the Chrome team have been working on something called Chromecast, as well as the ability to use Chrome Remote Desktop from your phone. It’s hard to tell exactly what will be announced here, but it is absolutely possible we’ll see something from this department during the announcement.We’ll be following up the announcement with detailed posts surrounding the event, and you can watch the announcement in its entirety using the YouTube stream here in the post.last_img read more

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  • Prominent media owner and philanthropist dies

    first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The publisher of To Vima and Ta Nea newspapers and head of Greece’s largest media group Lambrakis Press (DOL), Christos Lambrakis, died yesterday at the age of 75. Lambrakis inherited the media group from his father in 1957. He went on to expand DOL to include more than 20 newspaper and magazine titles. It also owns 22 percent of Teletypos, which runs Mega TV channel. “Christos Lambrakis was a very important member of the country’s public life… who made a great contribution to the arts and to education,” said Prime Minister George Papandreou of Lambrakis, who led the collection of private donors in 1991 who created the Athens Concert Hall. “His loss leaves a huge gap and marks the end of an era,” said Papandreou. Lambrakis died of multiple organ failure. His funeral is due to take place tomorrow at Athens’s First Cemetery.last_img read more

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