Ferguson had to undergo a brain surgery

first_imgShocking news arrived this evening as Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone an emergency surgery as he has had problems with a brain haemorrhage and he is currently in the hospital recovering from it.The Manchester United legend retired back in 2013 after he had been in charge of the club for 27 years straight and he won numerous trophies including Premier League, Champions League or FA Cup – however, now he has had health struggles and everyone hopes that he will recover as soon as possible.His former club confirmed this information, according to ESPN:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter. Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes.”Sir Alex Ferguson’s former player, Michael Carrick, also tweeted to support his former gaffer:“Absolutely devastated to hear about Sir Alex being unwell in hospital. All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”last_img read more

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Local Entrepreneurs Display Talents Tomorrow For Lemonade Day

first_imgJohna Beech, President of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce: “When you are cruising out and about on Saturday and you see a kid with a lemonade stand, stop by and buy one or two cups.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the past seven years, local Chambers of Commerce have been helping young residents learn the basics of entrepreneurship through Lemonade Day. This year’s event is scheduled June 9. Local children have participated in the Chambers’ building and finance workshops, learning how to create a product and a store and how to use the proceeds. Andrew Heuiser, Events & Programs Coordinator for the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce: “Lemonade Day is an education program for youth in the community and they learn how to start up their own business , run it, and make profits, and do what they want to with those.” Lemonade Day is a free, experimental learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.  Each child that registers receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some. Lemonade stands will be popping up on Saturday in front of many established local businesses in the Soldotna-Kenai area.last_img read more

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STATE REP RACE Dave Robertson To Hold Campaign Reception On October 3

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — 19th Middlesex State Representative candidate Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury) is holding a campaign reception on Wednesday, October 3, from 7:30pm to 11pm, at the Tewksbury Country Club (1800 Main Street, Tewksbury). Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Candidates File New Campaign Finance ReportsIn “Government”last_img read more

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Senate demands Google CEO answer for hidden Nest microphone

first_img 2 Share your voice Tags Comments Google Alphabet Inc. Tech Industry The Nest Secure home security system Tyler Lizenby/CNET The US Senate Commerce Committee wants explanations from Google CEO Sundar Pichai about a recent controversy at Nest, the smart-home device company Google owns. Last week, the search giant drew criticism because its Nest Secure hub, a web-connected home security system, includes a microphone, but it was never disclosed in hardware specs, marketing materials or on Nest’s website. The microphone’s existence became apparent after Google announced earlier this month it was bringing its Assistant software to the Nest Secure. The Assistant, which lets people check flight information or turn off the lights in their houses, relies heavily on voice commands — and a microphone — when its on devices without screens. At the time, Google said it was an “error” that the microphone was omitted from the product specs. The company also said the mic has never been activated. But that hasn’t satisfied committee members, who wrote a letter to Pichai demanding more information. “Google’s failure to disclose a microphone within its Nest Secure product raises serious questions about its commitment to consumer transparency and disclosure,” the letter dated Feb. 25 says. “As consumer technology becomes ever more advanced, it is essential that consumers know the capabilities of the devices they are bringing into their homes so they can make informed choices.”  The letter demands Pichai follow up with the committee by March 12. The committee also wants an “in-person briefing” on the issue by March 29. The letter was written by Senate Republicans Roger Wicker of Mississippi, John Thune of South Dakota and Jerry Moran of Kansas. Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about the letter. The controversy comes as Google — and the rest of Silicon Valley — deal with broader scrutiny over privacy and data collection. Google has gotten blowback from lawmakers and the public for its use of data location on its Android phones, as well as the access it gives third-party software makers to read people’s emails on Gmail. The committee wants Pichai to specifically address six questions:Has a microphone always been a component of the Nest Secure home security and alarm system device?When and how did Google become aware that a microphone was not listed on the Nest Secure’s technical specifications available to consumers?What steps has Google taken to inform purchasers of Nest Secure devices that the device contains a previously undisclosed microphone?Please describe Google’s process for developing technical specifications for its products. At what stage of this process did the error take place that resulted in the omission of the microphone’s presence in the Nest Secure device? Has Google taken steps to prevent such an error from reocurring in the technical specifications for other Google products?Is Google aware or has Google ever been aware of any third party using the Nest Secure microphone for any unauthorized purpose?Is Google aware of similar omissions in the technical specifications for any other Google products?The Senate also points out that the undisclosed microphone leaves consumers vulnerable to spying from hackers.”Moreover, even if Google was not using the Nest Secure microphone to record any information or it was turned off by default, there is still risk that hackers or other outside entities could have activated the microphone to illicitly record information,” the letter says.  Nest has suffered other privacy controversies recently. Last month, a hacker infiltrated the Nest Cam security camera of a San Francisco Bay Area family by using a password obtained from a third-party breach. The hacker convinced the family that the US was under nuclear attack from North Korea. In December, another hacker took over the camera of a man in Arizona to warn him of security vulnerabilities. In another case that month, a hacker told a couple through the device that he’d kidnap their child.last_img read more

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ACC launches investigation against 8 BNP leaders

first_img(Top) Nazrul Islam Khan, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Abdul Awal Mintoo and Morshed Khan. (Bottom) Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, Mirza Abbas, Habibun-nabi Khan Sohel and Tabith Awal The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has now launched investigation into allegations of money laundering, amassing illegal wealth and suspicious bank transactions against eight BNP leaders.The anti-corruption watchdog has launched the investigation barely two months after a court sent the chief of country’s main opposition political party, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), and former prime minister Khaleda Zia to jail in a graft case filed by the ACC.Another case filed by ACC is pending against her. Besides, some 25 BNP leaders are facing graft cases filed by ACC. The BNP leaders against whom the ACC launched the investigation are: standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury and Mirza Abbas, two vice chairmen Abdul Awal Mintoo and M Morshed Khan, joint secretary general and BNP’s Dhaka city’s south unit president Habibun-nabi Khan Sohel and Mintoo’s son and executive committee member Tabith Awal.ACC has also initiated investigation against Morshed Khan’s son Faisal Morshed Khan.ACC officials said the body entrusted one of its deputy directors, Shamsul Alam, with the investigation against the BNP.They said the ACC would send letters to banks concerned by this week, seeking information about the respective persons and would also ask the BNP leaders to submit their wealth statements.ACC officials said the organisation has launched the investigation after some media outlets, quoting intelligence sources, published news reports that “suspicious transactions” of as much as Tk 1.25 billon was made in 30 days’ time in the bank accounts of these BNP leaders.They said most of those whose bank account records show “unusual money withdrawal” are businessmen and the volume of transactions is not unusual either, but the withdrawal was made in cash which, ACC officials said, has created suspicions.The ACC would check if the money was spent other than on business purposes.ACC officials said allegations have it that Abdul Awal Mintoo withdrew some Tk 320 million on 11, 15 and 22 February and his son Tabith Awal withdrew some Tk 200 million in the same month.Morshed Khan withdrew Tk 180 million on 27 February while his son Faisal withdrew Tk 90 million on 26 February.It is alleged that some Tk 210 million was withdrawn from the bank account of Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain from 3 to 12 March and some of the money was withdrawn from outside Dhaka.  ACC is also claiming that some Tk 160 million was withdrawn from the account of Mirza Abbas on 28 February and 4 March.It is also being alleged that Tk 70 million was withdrawn from the bank accounts of Nazrul Islam Khan and Habibun-nabi Khan Sohel at different times.BNP has all along been accusing the Anti-Corruption Commission of serving the interests of the ruling quarters.At a press conference on 21 March, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that ACC is like a one-eyed animal.    BNP standing committee member Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain said, “The ACC has launched this investigation based on the reports published in some baseless online portals. How authentic are those reports? Neither me nor my family members have any account with that bank.”Terming the move purely political, he lamented that the ACC has chosen to turn a blind eye to people who have misappropriated millions, especially when the ministries and the Bangladesh Bank have proofs.Senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan said, “This is just another blueprint of the government to keep the active BNP leaders under pressure. The country knows why the ACC is after us when people who have institutionalised corruption are at large.””Such news was published on online portal Bangla Insider on 17 March. Everyone knows who are behind it. The ACC will now carry out an investigation based on that report. The involvement of constitutional bodies in such politicised acts is tarnishing their image, and that of the country as well,” said BNP vice chairman Abdul Awal Mintoo.No ACC official was available for a comment to this end. ACC spokesperson and secretary Shamsul Arefin’s phone did not receive a call despite repeated attempts. He did not reply to a text either.Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) executive director Iftekharuzzaman said, “We hope the ACC will carry out their duties within their legal framework. If they prioritise political identity it will be a blow to their accountability.”last_img read more

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Man killed in alleged gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationA suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and members of police in Syedpur village in Haziganj upazila of Chandpur district early Thursday.Deceased Jakir Hossain, 40, son of one Abdul Latif of Swarna village in the upazila, was a ringleader and wanted in eight robbery related cases, said police.A team of patrol police found Jakir and his associates taking preparations for robbery in Syedpur village around 2:30am, said Haziganj police station officer-in-charge (OC) Jabedul Islam.Sensing the presence of the law enforcement, the OC added, the robbers opened fire on policemen that prompted them to take action in self-defence.A gun-battle took place in the area leaving Jakir injured with bullets, he said.OC Jabedul Islam also said injured Jakir was taken to the upazila health complex where doctors declared him dead around 4:00am.Police recovered one pipe-gun and a few locally made weapons from the spot, he added.last_img read more

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28 Chinese tourists missing in Malaysia

first_imgMap of MalaysiaA boat carrying 31 people, including 28 Chinese tourists, has gone missing in the waters off Borneo, an official from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency told AFP Sunday.”The owner of the boat reported it missing on Saturday evening and we have begun a search and rescue mission,” a spokesman from the agency said.In addition to the tourists, a skipper and two crew members were also on board when the boat sailed out on Saturday morning, the spokesman said, adding that weather conditions were bad on the day.They were on their way to an island some 60 kilometres (37 miles) west of Kota Kinabalu, the capital of eastern Sabah state.last_img

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Texas Officials Deny Any Cap On Special Education In Letter To Feds

first_img Share PexelsTexas officials denied they imposed any cap on special education in a letter to the U.S. Department of Education.The Texas Education Agency told federal authorities that it never created a cap on how many children with disabilities could receive special education services.At the same time, the state’s Deputy Commissioner of Academics Penny Schwinn said that the state will add new changes to clarify rules for districts, citing “recent confusion” over the special education indicator.The letter was sent after federal authorities ordered Texas last month to end its arbitrary benchmark for special ed, unless Texas could show no children have been denied needed services.The state agency’s strong denial of any cap stands in sharp contrast to a major investigation by the Houston Chronicle. It revealed that state officials could have set an arbitrary benchmark at 8.5 percent for special ed. Since then, special ed enrollment in Texas schools has plummeted. The state now has lowest percentage of kids in special education in the country. The national average is higher at 13 percent.In the letter to the U.S. Department of Education, Texas officials defended the data-monitoring system that allowed them to keep tabs on districts and their special ed enrollment. They also denied that the goal was to cut back on services for children with autism, mental illness and other disabilities in order to save money.Federal law says children with disabilities are entitled to a free and appropriate education.It’s not clear when the feds will respond. “The Education Department will carefully review the state’s response and, after the review is concluded, determine appropriate next steps,” said Jessica Allen, assistant press secretary for the U.S. Department of Education.In Austin, some state lawmakers are already gearing up to address the issue. Speaker of the House, Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, has called for an immediate overhaul of special education in Texas.last_img read more

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Emails Point To Manafort Offer To Brief Russian On Campaign

first_imgMatt Rourke, File, APIn this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left. Emails obtained by The Associated Press shed new light on the activities of a firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. They show it directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government. Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never disclosed their work as foreign agents as required under federal law.WASHINGTON (AP) — In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.Manafort’s offer was memorialized in an email exchange with a former employee of his political consulting firm in July 2016. It was first reported by The Washington Post, which said portions of Manafort’s emails were read to reporters.Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni confirmed to The Associated Press that the email exchanges were legitimate but said no briefings ever occurred. The email involved an offer for Oleg Deripaska, a wealthy Russian who made his money in the aluminum business.The July 7, 2016, email came a little over a week before the Republican National Convention, while Manafort was leading the Trump campaign’s day-to-day operations. It also occurred about a month after Manafort attended a meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.That meeting was brokered by Donald Trump Jr., who was told in emails that the meeting was part of a Russian government effort to help his father’s campaign.The Manafort email exchange regarding Deripaska is one of thousands of pages of material turned over to congressional committees by the Trump campaign. It is also in the possession of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether there was any coordination between Trump associates and Russians looking to interfere in the presidential campaign. Mueller is also probing Manafort’s taxes and his foreign banking as part of an investigation related to his consulting work in Ukraine.Manafort has denied any wrongdoing, saying his work in Ukraine was open and appropriate. He has also denied any involvement in any efforts to undermine the U.S. election on behalf of Russia. Deripaska has denied any involvement with the Trump campaign and said he is willing to testify before congressional committees investigating Russian election interference to defend his reputation and his name.According to the Post, Manafort wrote the email to a former employee, Konstantin Kilimnik, who had worked for years with him on political consulting in Ukraine. Manafort asked Kilimnik to pass the offer to Deripaska.“If he needs private briefings we can accommodate,” Manafort wrote — referring to Deripaska — in the email, according to the Post.In a statement, Maloni dismissed the correspondence as “innocuous.” He said the exchange was part of an effort on Manafort’s part to collect money from clients who owed him money. The Post reported that several email exchanges between Manafort and Kilimnik discussed money that Manafort said he was owed by former clients in Eastern Europe.“It is no secret Mr. Manafort was owed money by past clients after his work ended in 2014,” Maloni said in the statement.The email is the first to indicate that Manafort was attempting to reach Deripaska while he was working on the Trump campaign, but it’s unclear whether the offer ever reached Deripaska or his representatives. The Post reported that according to documents detailed to its reporters, there was no evidence Deripaska received the offer.Attorneys for Deripaska in New York and Washington did not respond to phone messages or emails Wednesday evening. Kilimnik did not immediately respond to an email Wednesday evening. A phone number previously used by him was not accepting calls.The Post quoted Vera Kurochkina, a spokeswoman for one of Deripaska’s companies, who said inquiries about the emails “veer into manufactured questions so grossly false and insinuating that I am concerned even responding to these fake connotations provides them the patina of reality.” She also dismissed the email exchanges, the Post said, as scheming by “consultants in the notorious ‘Beltway bandit’ industry.”The Associated Press reported in March that before signing with Trump’s campaign, Manafort secretly worked for Deripaska and proposed plans for political consulting work in Eastern Europe that he said could “greatly benefit the Putin Government.”In a 2005 memo to Deripaska, Manafort laid out the details of the proposal that were subsequently spelled out the following year as part of a $10 million contract, according to interviews with people familiar with payments to Manafort and business records obtained by the AP. It’s unclear how much of the work was carried out. The AP previously reported that Manafort and Deripaska maintained a business relationship until at least 2009. The two later had a falling-out laid bare in 2014 in a Cayman Islands court.The AP cited U.S. diplomatic cables from 2006 describing Deripaska as “among the 2-3 oligarchs Putin turns to on a regular basis” and “a more-or-less permanent fixture on Putin’s trips abroad.” Deripaska has also sworn in a New York state court document that he has been granted “a diplomatic passport from Russia, and on occasion I have represented the government in countries outside Russia.”Deripaska sued the AP for defamation over the story in May in U.S. District Court in Washington, alleging the story was inaccurate and hurt his career by falsely accusing him of criminal activity. Deripaska’s lawyers complained to the AP at the time that the article “suggests that Mr. Deripaska has been involved with Mr. Manafort more recently,” and the lawsuit said, “Mr. Deripaska severed relations with Mr. Manafort many years ago.” The AP has said it stands by the accuracy of its story, and has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit.Manafort has previously said he worked for Deripaska to advance his business interests but denied his work was meant to advance Russia’s interests.The Post reported that Kilimnik and Manafort at times referred to Deripaska as “OVD” in the emails. That shorthand is consistent with how Manafort and other employees at his former consulting business referred to the billionaire in other documents obtained by the AP, including the 2005 proposal that referred to a plan to “greatly benefit the Putin Government.”According to other emails obtained by the AP that are in the hands of Mueller and congressional committees, Manafort had previously shut down efforts to have Trump meet with Russians during the campaign.In mid-May 2016, a Trump campaign aide wrote to Manafort that “Russia has been eager to meet Mr. Trump for quite some time,” noting that representatives from the country had been reaching out to him.Manafort responded to his deputy, Rick Gates, that the meetings were a nonstarter. “We need someone to communicate that DT is not doing these trips,” he wrote, referring to Trump. The two decided that the communication should come from a person in the campaign who responds to “all mail of non-importance” so as not to send a message. ___ Associated Press writer Eric Tucker contributed to this report. Sharelast_img read more

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Slip road remains closed following coach accident on M6

first_imgThe location of the accident (A) (Image: Inrix) There are currently delays of around an hour as a result of the collision, with congestion stretching back to J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) according to Traffic England. A Cheshire Police spokesman added delays were expected to continue on the road into the evening. He said: “Colleagues from Cheshire Fire have removed two casualties from the coach and handed them over into the care of paramedics. “We’re still seeing a large build up of traffic on the M6 Southbound as a result of the earlier collision at Junction 16. “Please avoid the area if possible, seeking alternate routes or waiting for the traffic to be flowing again before travelling. “Normal traffic conditions are expected between 8.30pm and 8.45pm.” It is unclear how many vehicles apart from the coach were involved in the accident. Read MoreMan, 32, punched reveller who performed oral sex on him The coach caused damaged to a nearby barrier – leading to overnight repairs being required (Image: Alsager Fire Station/Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service) The two casualties, a man and a woman, were both removed from the coach on longboards and handed into the care of paramedics. A total of 20 passengers were on the coach at the time of the accident, with the fire service confirming the other 18 passengers, who had got off the coach before firefighters arrived, had been moved to a ‘safe area’ after a cordon was set up. All traffic on the motorway was temporarily held until 3pm – but now only one lane and the exit slip road remain closed. A Highways England spokesman said: “M6 J16 southbound exit slip road for A500 is closed for barrier repair work following extensive damage from accident this afternoon. “Expected closed into the late evening. Traffic for Stoke-on-Trent and A50 use J15.” Read MoreTwo officers CLEARED of misconduct over death of man, 34, in police van Firefighters had to remove the door to rescue the two people trapped inside (Image: Alsager Fire Station/Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service) National Express apologised for the delays the accident caused and confirmed two passengers had been taken to hospital. A spokesman said: “A National Express coach was involved in an incident on the M6 earlier this afternoon. “The vehicle was a 325 service from Manchester to Birmingham “Following the accident two passengers were taken to hospital. “The other passengers were moved by an alternative vehicle and have since arrived in Birmingham and been spoken to by our staff. “Arrangements have been made to continue their journeys or they have completed their journeys in Birmingham.” Read MoreBar worker, 21, killed himself in Stoke-on-Trent park The 325 services usually stop at Stoke-on-Trent as part of their route. North West Motorway Police said they were called a separate accident on the M6 northbound between J16 and J17 after reports of a vehicle fire. Firefighters from Crewe, Nantwich and Middlewich were called, but this was revealed to be a false alarm. The force also confirmed the slip road would be shut overnight for barrier repairs. A spokesman said: “J16 M6 SB exit slip will be closed overnight due to damage to the barrier.” We’ll bring you live updates as we get them on the feed below. Read MoreCrash victim, 18, still fighting for life after A50 smash killed teenage driver Two people are in hospital after being left trapped in a National Express coach following a multi-vehicle accident on a slip road of the M6 motorway. Traffic data company INRIX reports the exit sliproad on the southbound carriageway J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) remains closed The slip road is set to remain shut overnight to allow emergency barrier repairs to take place. One lane of the southbound carriageway was also closed, but has now reopened – however long delays continue in the area. Emergency services, including four fire engines, were called to the scene – and a man and woman have now been extracted from the coach. Neither passenger is believed to have been seriously injured. A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said fire engine from Crewe, Sandbach, Congleton and Alsager have managed to get into the coach to reach the trapped people – who are now being attended by paramedics. She said: “At around 3pm firefighters were called to a collision on the Junction 16 slip road on the M6 southbound. “On arrival crews discovered that two people were trapped on a coach. “Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to cut the coach’s doors off and widen the opening. “Police and the Highways Agency were also in attendance. “The slip road at Junction 16 and lane one of the motorway were closed while the incident was being dealt with. “Firefighters were at the scene for around an hour and 20 minutes.” Read More’Superior and arrogant’ businessman jailed for seven years Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.Key EventsSummary as of 6pm17:5821:35End of live reportThis live report is now ending for the night. The slip road remains closed and it is unclear when it will reopen tonight.20:31Statement from National ExpressA National Express spokesman said the company apologised for the delays the accident caused.He addedA National Express coach was involved in an incident on the M6 earlier this afternoon.The vehicle was a 325 service from Manchester to BirminghamFollowing the accident two passengers were taken to hospital. The other passengers were moved by an alternative vehicle and have since arrived in Birmingham and been spoken to by our staff.Arrangements have been made to continue their journeys or they have completed their journeys in Birmingham.”19:37Slip road expected to be closed late into night19:29More photos from the accident on the M6Alsager Fire Station tweeted these photographs (Image: Alsager Fire Station/Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service) (Image: Alsager Fire Station/Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service)18:38Coach belonged to National ExpressThe coach involved in the accident (Image: North West Motorway Police)18:29The broken down lorry being clearedThe broken down lorry on the M6 (Image: Highways England)18:28Delays reducingA Highways England spokesman said:Delays M6 southbound from J18 – J16 are now reducing quickly following this afternoons accident near J16…. our contractors are just towing clear an un-related broken down HGV to get an extra lane open. “18:11Lane on main carriageway reopensThe lane on the main carriageway has reopened, but the slip road remains closed.17:58KEY EVENTSummary as of 6pmEmergency services were called just before 3pm to an accident involving a coach and other vehicles on the exit sliproad of the M6 southbound at junction 1620 passengers were on board the coach at the time of the accident. 18 were evacuated and moved to safe area with two more trapped inside.Four fire engines were called to the scene and cut their way into the coach to rescue the pair, a man and a woman, who were handed over to paramedics.One lane of the M6 itself, and the exit sliproad remain closed.Long delays continue, with congestion reported back towards junction 18 – with delays expected until almost 9pmThe exit slip road will remain shut overnight for emergency barrier repairsWe’ll keep you updated throughout the evening17:53Slip road to be closed overnightNorth West Motorway Police have confirmed the road slip road will be closed overnight.A spokesman said: ““J16 M6 SB exit slip will be closed overnight due to damage to the barrier.”17:38Delays expected to continue on M6 until just before 9pmA Cheshire Police spokeswoman said:M6 Latest: We’re still seeing a large build up of traffic on the M6 Southbound as a result of the earlier collision at Junction 16. Please avoid the area if possible, seeking alternate routes or waiting for the traffic to be flowing again before travelling. Normal traffic conditions are expected between 8.30pm and 8.45pm.”17:28Delays on M6 continueA Highways England spokesman said:“Extra lane now open M6 southbound J17 – J16… still some long delays 45mins from J18 through Cheshire. this afternoon.“Be aware due to the earlier accident the J16 south exit slip road remaining closed due to barrier damage which is expected to be repaired overnight.”17:24Broken down lorry adding to delays There is also a broken down lorry in the queues blocking lane one (of three). 16:51Casualties removed from vehicleCheshire Fire and Rescue Service have removed both casaulties, a man and a woman, from the vehicle and they are now in the care of paramedics.16:23A Cheshire Fire and Resce Service spokeswoman said:There were a total of 20 passengers on the coach, including the two casualties. Passengers are currently in a safe area after a cordon was set up.”16:22Total of 20 people on board coach at time of accidentThere were a total of 20 people on board the coach at the time of the accident.16:16Slow traffic reported on northbound carriageway as well Slow traffic due to people slowing to look at accident on the opposite side on M6 Northbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent).There is an accident at J16 on the southbound carriageway. 16:16Delays of an hour now reportedDelays of an hour are now reported on the southbound carriageway, with congestion still reported back to junction 17.16:07Full update from Cheshire Fire and Rescue ServiceA spokesman said: “Crews have removed the doors and gained access to the coach.“Paramedics are in attendance to deal with the casualties.“The slip road at Junction 16 and lane one of the motorway are now fully closed while the incident is being dealt with.2Police and the Highways Agency are also in attendance.”16:06People inside being treated by paramedicsThe two people who were trapped are being treated by paramedics, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed.16:06Firefighters have entered the coachCheshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed they have got into the vehicle16:03Cheshire Police confirm they are at the sceneA Cheshire Police spokesman said:Emergency services are currently responding to a collision involving a coach on the #M6 Southbound near to Junction 16. More details to follow.”15:57Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service statementA spokeswoman said: At around 3pm firefighters were called to a collision on the Junction 16 slip road on the M6 southbound.Crews are currently removing the doors of a coach to remove two people who are trapped in the vehicle.This incident will be updated when more information becomes available.” 15:57Four fire engines at the sceneFour fire engines, from Crewe, Sandbach, Congleton and Alsager are at the scene.15:56Two people trapped in coach in accident on M6Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service say two people are trapped in the coach on the M6 – and firefighters are working to free them.15:49Reports of separate incident on M6 northboundNorth West Motorway Police have just tweeted there is an accident on the M6 northbound between J16 and J17. We have no further information on this at this stage but will keep you posted.15:46Delays now up to 50 minutesDelays are now up to 50 minutes15:30What we know so far:Accident took place at around 2.50pmA number of vehicles, including a coach, are involvedThe accident has taken place near junction 16 on the southbound carriageway of the M6One lane and the exit sliproad are closedEmergency services are at the sceneThere are delays of around 40 minutes, with traffic reaching back to junction 1715:2840 minute delays against trafficThere are now 40 minute delays against traffic.15:1830 minute delays against expected trafficThere are currently 30 minute delays against expected traffic, according to Traffic England.last_img read more

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Hawaii package deals

first_img Travelweek Group Posted by Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Hawaii package deals Sharecenter_img With Outrigger Reef’s Waikiki Beach Resort’s Room & Breakfast Waikiki Beach package guests can enjoy daily full buffet breakfast for two at Kani Ka Pila Grille or Shore Bird Restaurant with rates starting at US$229 per night for a standard room. Ocean View and Suites are also available. And with Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort’s Rise ‘N Shine Breakfast package, guests can enjoy daily breakfast buffet for two at Duke’s Waikiki with rates starting at US$279 per night for a City View Room. Partial Ocean View, Ocean View, Deluxe Ocean View and Oceanfront rooms are also available. These offers are valid for booking dates until Dec. 21. Visit outriggerhotelsandresorts.com for more.Aqua Hospitality’s Discover Oahu Package makes getting around Oahu that much easier – especially for those who don’t want to budget a rental car into their trip. The Discover Oahu Package includes two bus passes for four days of unlimited bus rides around Oahu. With these passes travellers can easily access beaches, shopping and many other top rated attractions around the island. If a little help with groceries is what your clients are after, Aqua Hospitality also has this covered with its Groceries A Go-Go package. With this package Aqua guests will receive a US$100 grocery gift card to load their kitchen with all the necessities and spend more time and less money exploring Hawaii. This package requires a four-night minimum stay. For list of participating properties and details visit aquaresorts.com/special-offers/packages.With Grand Wailea’s Another Day in Paradise package, guests can enjoy a fifth night free when staying four consecutive nights. This offer is available for booking dates between Nov. 13-18, 26-30 and Dec. 11-16. Guests must make a three-day advance reservation and stay five consecutive nights to receive their fifth night free (with a maximum eight-night stay). For more visit grandwailea.com.On Kauai’s famed Poipu Beach, honeymooners can take advantage of the Hauoli Honeymoon package at Koʻa Kea Hotel & Resort. This package offers a savings of over $400 and includes 10% off accommodations, daily breakfast for two (at Red Salt restaurant or in-room dining), rose petal turndown service on arrival night and a bottle of champagne. This package is available for a five-night consecutive stay. If getting that instant Kauai vibe is what your clients are after though, Koʻa Kea’s Fall Into Bliee package offers a savings of $170 and includes a minimum two-night stay, $260 credit for treatments at The Spa at Koʻa Kea, spa welcome gift and a 3 p.m. checkout (subject to availability). Visit meritagecollection.com/koakea for more. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Grand Wailea, Hawaii, Outriggerlast_img read more

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Petoskey Mayor attends State of the State address as Rep Chatfields special

first_img21Jan Petoskey Mayor attends State of the State address as Rep. Chatfield’s special guest State Rep. Lee Chatfield was pleased to welcome his wife, Stephanie and Petoskey Mayor Bill Fraser to the Capitol on Tuesday as his special guests for Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual State of the State address.“I am honored to represent the residents of Petoskey at this historic event,” said Mayor Bill Fraser. “I look forward to working alongside Rep. Chatfield to accomplish great things for the people of northern Michigan.”Rep. Chatfield, R-Levering, issued the following statement regarding the governor’s address: “I am eager to work with Gov. Snyder to continue moving Michigan in a better direction. I agree with the governor that innovation is the key to reforming the way our state government works, and I fully support his endeavor to make Michigan government more efficient and transparent.”“In order to ensure that Michigan remains vibrant for future generations, I agree with the governor that we must emphasize vocational training in our education. Let’s continue to innovate our state and make Michigan an even better place to live, work and raise a family,” concluded Rep. Chatfield. Categories: Chatfield News,Chatfield Photos,Newslast_img read more

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