Autopsy is done on Nash

first_imgAllen, whose contract expires this week, has 27 sacks in three years with the Chiefs. But he earned a base salary of $425,000 in the final year of his contract – well below the salaries of most other starting defensive ends. Feeley gets 3-year extension from Eagles: Quarterback A.J. Feeley and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a three-year contract extension, nearly eliminating the chance that Jeff Garcia will return to Philadelphia. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Dr. Gregory Ewald, a cardiologist, treated 25-year-old Darris Nash, Damien’s brother, and said he had a weakened heart muscle condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy. The ailment can be caused by a viral infection, inflammation or other causes. Ewald said some cardiomyopathy conditions run in families. He said he never met Damien Nash, but “the fact that Damien was doing high-level athletics may indicate that was not the problem.” Chiefs’ Allen wants trade:Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen formally requested a trade out of Kansas City after contract negotiations broke down over the weekend in Indianapolis, Allen’s agent, Ken Harris, said in a phone interview Sunday. The Kansas City Star reported that the team rejected the request, and Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson told the newspaper that the club plans to tender Allen on March 1, the deadline for teams to submit qualifying offers to restricted free agents. Chiefs spokesman Bob Moore could not immediately confirm the report Sunday. He said he was waiting on lab results to check for drugs or alcohol, and a look at tissue sections. He’s also asked a forensic pathologist who specializes in hearts to look at Nash’s heart. Nash died Saturday after coming home from a charity basketball game he’d organized in his brother’s honor to benefit heart transplant research. center_img The St. Louis County medical examiner’s office said results of an autopsy on Denver Broncos running back Damien Nash may not be known for days. “I didn’t see anything to point to a cause of death,” said Dr. Kamal Sabharwal, the medical examiner. last_img read more

Political parties urged to commit to policies for data-driven economy

first_imgOTTAWA — Chambers of commerce from Canada’s biggest cities will release a campaign wish list Wednesday urging political parties to commit to establishing national data-governance standards, making government research more available for businesses and fully harnessing the value of intellectual property.These issues are likely to draw more attention from politicians than in the past. Experts, however, have doubts any party will go far enough to prepare Canada to compete in the new economy and to fully protect the privacy of its citizens.Four years ago, issues related to data governance, intellectual property and digital privacy received few, if any, mentions in party plans. Since then, there’s been a surge in awareness about the opportunities tied to the fast-growing innovation economy as well as in public concerns about the risks.- Advertisement -Parties have sent signals their platforms will include vows in these areas and business leaders from Canada’s urban centres hope to start the conversation at the outset of the campaign, which begins Wednesday.“The permeation of technology in nearly every aspect of our lives mandates the need for new legislation that creates a predictable and level playing field for businesses while ensuring that Canadian interests are protected,” the Canadian Global Cities Council, which is made up of chambers of commerce from the country’s eight largest cities, said in its pre-election release.The document also noted new “serious concerns around privacy and personal control of data.”Advertisement Dan Ciuriak, an innovation-policy expert, said he doesn’t expect serious debate about the data-driven economy during the campaign. He noted the issues cannot be addressed through “sound-bite messaging,” nor will they swing many votes.He recommended Canada adapt its regulations and policies on such an important issue in a manner “free of ideology.”“The federal civil service is really only starting to grapple with the issues,” Ciuriak, a former deputy chief economist of Canada’s foreign-affairs department who now runs a consultancy, wrote in an email.“Change is happening at a speed that is overwhelming the ability to learn about governance from experience.”Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press It’s also calling for a national data strategy to guide companies on data portability, privacy, security and commercialization.After taking office, the Liberal government said it would work toward a national data strategy. Last spring, it released principles under a “digital charter” that critics say lacked firm policies, regulations or standards. Political parties, for the most part, have yet to say very much about these issues. Last week, however, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said, if elected, he would set regulatory standards for the ethical use of artificial intelligence and to protect the privacy of consumers and their data.Since the 2015 election, the “surveillance economy” has become a bigger public concern for a number of reasons, says Dan Breznitz, co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.For instance, he said more and more of people’s lives are now managed through their smart phones, which has made the issues very personal. Advertisement He also said there are deepening worries about technological disruption of the labour force and how the inappropriate use of social-media data can alter electoral outcomes.The Liberals, he said, came to power with a realization that the innovation economy was important and they talked about it. Business leaders and public intellectuals fuelled the public debate.Politicians, however, are reluctant to make major changes because innovation policies are longer-term, complex, sometimes hard to explain and attract limited media attention, he said.“On one side, those issues are much more prominent, and business leaders and people … start to realize that those things — data and IP and innovation — will determine whether we can continue to be a prosperous society,” he said.“On the other, there’s still a very … confused understanding of what innovation is all about and, therefore, what should be the IP and data policies involved.”Advertisement Jan De Silva, CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, said the council has been actively discussing the need for these policies with political parties.“I would say there’s heightened awareness on the part of all parties in terms of what’s next with the economy,” De Silva said in an interview. “From my travels, this is a top-of-mind issue in many markets around the world.”The council will also release additional recommendations Wednesday to press parties in several other areas such as diversifying trade, helping smaller companies get government business and conducting a comprehensive review of the tax system.Among its recommendations on the digital economy, the council is stressing a need for the next federal government to improve business access to data and research held by Statistics Canada and to take steps to make it easier for companies to capture the value of IP.Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea Ladies to face City in FA Cup

first_imgChelsea Ladies will face Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Women’s Cup next month.Emma Hayes’ side beat 13-time winners Arsenal Ladies 2-1 on Sunday to secure their place in the last four.Goals from Katie Chapman and Gemma Davison earned victory at Boreham Wood and means the Blues, who have won all of their four matches this season and top the Women’s Super League, are just one game away from Wembley.The semi-finals will be held at neutral venues on 3 May, but the Football Association are yet to release details.Notts County Ladies face WSL 2 side Everton Ladies in the other tie.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

22 days agoCardoner admits Barcelona players pushed board to bring back Neymar

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardoner admits Barcelona players pushed board to bring back Neymarby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner admits the players pushed the board to bring back Neymar last summer.It’s been confirmed Barca twice had offers for Neymar turned down by PSG.And Cardoner says it was the players who were eager to see the deal happen.He told Catalunya Ràdio: “Neymar, in addition to having a good relationship with the locker room, is a great player. “Hence our desire to have him in our ranks. The players have suggested him to us, but we are the ones who weigh the pros and cons.” last_img

UK police free 2 drone suspects in Gatwick travel chaos

first_imgLONDON – British police say they have released a man and a woman who had been arrested in connection with the drone incursions at London’s Gatwick Airport that had disrupted holiday plans for tens of thousands of travellers.Sussex police said Sunday the two had co-operated with police and were no longer considered suspects. They had been arrested late Friday in a town not far from the airport.There have been no reported drone sightings at Britain’s second-busiest airport since Friday evening and flights are operating normally.The drones first appeared on Wednesday night, causing chaos at the airport that handles 43-million passengers a year.last_img

AltaGas to purchase half of Black Swan Aitken Creek processing facility

first_imgAltaGas is pursuing, total propane supply from it’s North Pine C3+ facility of 40,000 bbl/d, up from the current 10,000.  The propane supply will then feed the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal.“Over the next few years our gas business will continue to be a large driver of growth and an area of significant investment,” continued Mr. Cornhill.  “We continue to see strong interest in our integrated gas processing and energy export solution and look forward to partnering with other Northeast B.C. producers in the liquids-rich Montney region,” concluded Mr. Cornhill.The long-term processing agreement for use by Black Swan of AltaGas’ processing capacity at the Aitken Creek Processing Facilities will be underpinned by a reserve dedication and area of mutual interest encompassing approximately 30% of the Black Swan Montney lands as well as a priority of fill arrangement for AltaGas capacity ownership in the facilities. Black Swan will continue to operate the North Aitken Creek Processing Facilities.The transaction is anticipated to close in early October 2018, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.Raw gas processingUnder the terms of the commercial arrangements, AltaGas will acquire 50% ownership in the existing 110 MMcf/d North Aitken Creek Gas Plant and in Black Swan’s 100 MMcf/d Aitken Creek Gas Plant which is currently under construction. AltaGas will have the option to participate in two additional plant phases including the potential for enhanced liquids recoveries which could more than double the NGL output of the Aitken Creek Processing Facilities.The investment in the Aitken Creek Processing Facilities includes $136 million in 2018 and an estimated $50 million in Q4/2019. The Aitken Creek Processing Facilities will have an estimated 210 MMcf/d (gross) operational capacity with the potential for future expansions to increase processing capacity up to 360 MMcf/d (gross). Liquids handling and field fractionationBlack Swan will enter into an arrangement that includes existing, and new AltaGas owned and operated infrastructure.  The existing infrastructure that will be utilized by Black Swan includes AltaGas’ liquids pipelines from Townsend to North Pine and fractionation and terminalling at North Pine. The new infrastructure will include liquids pipelines from North Aitken Creek to Townsend and liquids handling at Townsend that will require a capital investment of $40 million in 2019.Energy exportsBlack Swan will also enter into marketing arrangements with AltaGas pursuant to which more than 50% of Black Swan’s propane produced at North Pine will be exported through RIPET and will receive premium Far East Index pricing under a long-term arrangement. The marketing arrangements also include optionality for Black Swan to increase the term and/or volume of its RIPET commitment throughout the term of the upstream processing arrangements. CALGARY, A.B. – AltaGas will purchase 50 percent ownership of Black Swan’s Aitken Creek processing facility.AltaGas will spend $230 million on the acquisition and new infrastructure for the project.  Once the purchase is complete, AltaGas and Black Swan will enter into long-term processing, transportation and marketing agreements that also include new AltaGas Liquids handling infrastructure.“This joint venture with Black Swan further strengthens our position and capture area in one of the most prolific natural gas basins in North America and showcases our competitive position in gas processing and export,” said David Cornhill, Chairman and interim co-Chief Executive Officer of AltaGas. “It expands our liquids handling capabilities in Northeast B.C. and reflects the strong demand we are seeing for our integrated gas strategy and propane export solution.”last_img read more

Central Forces for over 90 per cent booths in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: More than 90 per cent polling stations will be covered by the Central Forces in the third phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, said Ajay V. Nayak, Special Observer appointed by the Election Commission, here on Friday. “We had requested for 50 additional companies and the Union Home Ministry agreed to send the Force. So more than 90 per cent of the polling stations will be covered by the Central Forces. I think the election will be more and more to the satisfaction of all the political parties, ” Nayak told reporters here. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja According to Nayak, around 50 per cent booths were manned by the Central Forces in the first phase. “The number was increased to almost 80 per cent in the second phase. And the results were apparent.” Asked about reports of a nodal officer going missing in Nadia, he said: “I think it has something to do with his personal life and probably he was in depression. As he is not around, I am told another officer has been given the charge.” Voters in five constituencies — Malda North, Malda South, Jangipur, Murshidabad and Balurghat — will cast their votes in the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal on April 23.last_img read more

Blue Lagoon

first_imgIngredients Curacao Syrup 50 ml Sprite 250 ml Lemon Juice 2 tsp Sugar Syrup 2 tbsp Mint & Lemon to garnish Ice Cubes as requiredPreparation Add sugar syrup, lemon juice and curacao syrup in a glass and stir with a spoon. Now add sprite and give a quick stir. Quickly add a handful of ice, some mint leaves and lemon slices to garnish. Serve chilled. (Courtesy: Sanjay, Mellow Garden, New Delhi)last_img

Moroccan actor Loses Role in Son of God Because of Resemblance

first_imgRabat- “Satan,” the famous character played by Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazzani in the American movie “Son of God” will be removed from the film due to the likeness observed between Mehdi Ouazzani and Barack Obama.Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazzani, who had participated in the American production of “The Bible,” has been deprived of his role. This “Son of God” film has been shot partly in Ouarzazate.According to The Guardian, controversial scenes in which an actor portrays Satan with a startling resemblance to U.S. President Barack Obama have been cut from the film. The big-screen version is based off a hit mini-series about Jesus’ life. In an interview with the Hollywood reporter, producer Roma Downey stated that the controversy over Satan’s appearance had eclipsed the religious message of the series.“Someone made a comment that the actor who played the devil vaguely resembled our president, and suddenly the media went nuts,” Downey said. “The next day, when I was sure everyone would only be talking about Jesus, they were talking about Satan instead.”She added, “For our movie, Son of God, I wanted all of the focus to be on Jesus. I want his name to be on the lips of everyone who sees this movie, so we cast Satan out. It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting-room floor.”Edited by Katrina Bushkolast_img read more