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first_imgFive stories in the news for Wednesday, Sept. 4———COURT RULING ON PIPELINE APPEALS DUEThe Federal Court of Appeal is to reveal today whether a new set of legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project can proceed. The federal government has twice approved a plan to twin an existing pipeline from Alberta’s oilpatch to the B.C. coast. Last year the Federal Court of Appeal tore up the original approval, citing both an insufficient environment review and inadequate consultations with Indigenous communities. The Liberals say they fixed both problems and approved the expansion a second time in June. Environment groups still say there are not adequate protections for endangered marine species that will be affected by tanker traffic picking up oil from a terminal in suburban Vancouver.———BLOOD CANCER SURVIVAL RISING FASTEST: STATSNew statistics suggest the survival rate for blood cancer is outpacing the survival rate of any other cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society released data this morning that says overall survival rates have improved to 63 per cent — up eight percentage points since the early 1990s. The most gains have been among common blood cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia. The survival rate for these cancers increased 16 to 19 percentage points. Researchers say that’s largely due to advancements in precision medicine, which are customized treatments based on a person’s genes or other unique features of the cancer the person has. Society An estimated 21,000 Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with blood cancer in 2019, representing about 10 per cent of all cancer diagnoses that year.———CENTRAL BANK TO MAKE INTEREST RATE DECISIONThe Bank of Canada will announce later this morning whether it will follow other global central banks in lowering the overnight interest rate amid concerns about a weakening global economy. Governor Stephen Poloz is widely expected to hold the rate at 1.75 per cent as the bank delivers its first policy announcement — or public commentary of any kind — since early July. Many market analysts are expecting a shift in tone from the Bank of Canada that will crack open the door to a possible rate cut — or rate cuts — in the final months of 2019. They will be scouring the bank’s accompanying analysis of the global economy’s deterioration and what it means for Canada. ———MAN IN TERROR CASE ORDERED RELEASED FROM DETENTIONA British Columbia man who glorified terrorism by the Islamic State group in multiple Facebook posts has been ordered released from immigration detention by the Federal Court nearly a year after the Immigration and Refugee Board deemed him inadmissible and a security risk to Canada. The court upholds a decision made in August by the immigration division of the board, which ordered Othman Hamdan released. Hamdan has been in custody since September 2017, when the Canadian Border Services Agency arrested him on the same day he was acquitted of terrorism-related charges based on Facebook posts calling for so-called lone-wolf attacks. The border agency said it would comment on the court decision today.———STUDENTS LAUNCH GET-OUT-THE-VOTE PUSHA nationwide get-out-the-vote campaign targeting post-secondary students launches today, aiming to maintain gains in turnout at the polls among the nation’s youngest voters. The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, in concert with three dozen student associations, will hold events and all-party debates and hit the streets with teams to make sure students are engaged during the campaign and plan to vote on Oct. 21. CASA ran a similar campaign during the 2015 campaign, but this time around it has expanded efforts to include digital voting reminders through emails and text messages to students who ask for the alerts. In its first effort, some 42,000 students told the association that they planned to vote — a number the group hopes to improve upon this time with the help of 36 campus associations.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— A sentencing hearing is expected to continue today for a former Toronto pastor convicted of manslaughter in the death of his pregnant wife.— Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef will an announcement today in Peterborough, Ont., on human trafficking.— Statistics Canada releases its merchandise trade figures for July.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, November 29, 2018:Police spoke with a homeowner who was pumping water into the street. Homeowner agreed to move hose to drain into his backyard. (5:03am)A caller on Phillips Avenue reported two white males, in their 40’s, wearing hoodies, were walking on his property, which had construction going on. Caller thought men have been looking for scrap metal. Police were unable to locate. (10:29am)A Pouliot Place caller reported his recycling bin was lost or stolen sometime around November 12. Police notified DPW. (11:01am)Animal Control Officer rescued a raccoon from a dumpster behind Reading Cooperative Bank on Lowell Street. (11:30am)A white 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe swerved and stroke a boulder on Chestnut Street. No injuries. Vehicle towed. (12:24pm)A caller reported items were stolen out of her unlocked vehicle on Woburn Street. (7:44pm)A caller reported a suspicious car parked in the Market Basket parking lot. When operator opened door, several beer cans fell out. Caller requested an officer check. Police spoke with man in question and administered a breathalyzer. Man blew 0’s and was just returning cans at the recycle center. (7:46pm)Daniel C. Matthews (56, Wilmington) was arrested for OUI Liquor, Leaving Scene Of Property Damage, and Negligent Operation Of Motor Vehicle. Matthews was arrested after an alleged hit and run on Woburn Street. (9:08pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 27: Kids On Train Tracks; Ammunition Turned In; Orphan Bunnies RescuedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 7: Road Rage On Highway Ramp; Medication Stolen During Open HouseIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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first_imgWalking at varying speeds can burn up to 20 percent more calories compared to maintaining a steady pace, the findings showed.“We found that changing speeds can increase the cost of walking substantially,” said study co-author Manoj Srinivasan, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The Ohio State University in the US. The researchers found that up to eight percent of the energy we use during normal daily walking could be due to the energy needed to start and stop walking.For the study, they measured the cost of changing walking speeds by having people change their walking pace on a treadmill while its speed remained steady.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Walking at any speed costs some energy, but when you are changing the speed, you’re pressing the gas pedal, so to speak. Changing the kinetic energy of the person requires more work from the legs and that process certainly burns more energy,” first author of the study Nidhi Seethapathi, doctoral fellow in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University explained. “How do you walk in a manner that burns more energy? Just do weird things. Walk with a backpack, walk with weights on your legs. Walk for a while, then stop and repeat that. Walk in a curve as opposed to a straight line,” he said.The results suggest that by using traditional methods, people may be underestimating the number of calories burned while walking in daily life or playing sports.  The study appeared in the journal Biology Letters.last_img read more

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first_img Share Friday, January 26, 2018 Travelweek Group Posted by Luxury travel network Debut Voyages a different business model from TPIcenter_img TORONTO — TPI’s new sister company Debut Voyages, billed as a new concept in independent travel advisor networks, is a completely different business model from TPI and will operate completely separately. It will also “attract the best of the best in luxury advisors”, says Managing Director, Samantha Jervis.Samantha Jervis, Managing Director, Debut VoyagesA division of IAS Corp., parent company of TPI, Debut Voyages will be an exclusive invite-only network for travel advisors based on experience, luxury supplier mix and revenue qualification, she adds.While more details about the new venture will be revealed in the months to come, for now Jervis says Debut Voyages “is what many experienced and successful travel advisors have been searching for.”The new luxury travel network is scheduled to launch in February led by industry veteran Jervis, who brings more than 26 years of international experience and relationships in the luxury travel industry to her role. Her previous work includes management positions with Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Rosewood Hotels.More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problem“We are thrilled to have Samantha at the helm to lead Debut Voyages, a new division of IAS,” said Morris Chia, President and CEO of IAS-Independent Agency Services Corp., a Virtuoso Top 10 worldwide member. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Luxury Travel, TPIlast_img read more