Scottish quango launches massive planning overhaul

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Gold Coast Monopoly board launches at Surfers Paradise

first_img• Brown – Tamborine Mountain and Springbrook National Park• Light Blue – Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, Beach Festival and Miami Marketta• Pink – HOTA (Home of the Arts), CBUS Super Stadium and Metricon Stadium• Orange – Dreamworld, Wet ‘N’ Wild and Movie World• Red – Cavill Avenue, Pacific Fair and The Star• Yellow – Main Beach, South Stradbroke Island and Sanctuary Cove• Green – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Bond University and QT Gold Coast• Dark Blue – Skypoint Observation Deck and Gold Coast Lifeguards RELATED: Gold Coast’s slice of Paris Gold Coast landmarks featured on the board: The Gold Coast Monopoly Board is launching today.EVER thought about buying Movie World, Pacific Fair or the Skypoint Observation Deck?Now is your chance with the highly anticipated Gold Coast Monopoly board launching today.Thousands of people and businesses made suggestions about what Coast landmarks should be immortalised on the locally-themed squares over the past few months. The Skypoint Observation Deck is one of the Coast’s landmarks that is featured on the board.Among those chosen were Tambourine Mountain, HOTA, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and South Stradbroke Island.The game first hit the shelves in 1935 and has since been played by more than 1 billion people. It is played in 114 countries and comes in 47 different languages.RELATED: Floating penthouses attract international interest Players will also get the chance to buy Movie World if they land on an orange square.center_img Metricon Stadium is also up for grabs.“It’s everything you love about the traditional game adapted in a way that all Gold Coast lovers will enjoy for years to come.”Representative of Winning Moves, the manufacturers of the Gold Coast version of Monopoly under licence from Hasbro, Dale Hackett said it was the biggest city edition ever launched in Australia.“The Gold Coast community has fully embraced bringing this game to life and now it’s available for the public to purchase and roll the dice,” he said. The Classic Monopoly. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoGold Coast deputy mayor Donna Gates made the first roll of the dice when the new board was launched at Surfers Paradise this morning.“I’m glad so many fans and businesses got involved in having their say because the board truly showcases what this great city has to offer,” she said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

TeloVac pancreatic cancer vaccine trial launched in UK

first_img Share 20 Views   no discussions Share A trial has begun on a vaccine treating pancreatic cancer, which has the lowest survival rate of all common cancers.More than 1,000 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer have joined the TeloVac trial at 53 UK hospitals.Vaccines are usually associated with preventing infections, but this is part of a new approach to try to stimulate the immune system to fight cancer.The trial involves regular doses of vaccine together with chemotherapy and compares this with chemotherapy alone.The vaccine contains small sections of a protein, telomerase, which is over-produced by cancer cells. The aim is to stimulate the immune system to recognise the telomerase which sits on the surface of the cancer cells and to target the tumour.Professor John Neoptolemos from Royal Liverpool University Hospital, who is helping to co-ordinate the trial, said: “The problem is tumours are clever and are able to turn the immune cells into traitors which help to guard the tumour.“The vaccine takes away the masking effect of the tumour.”Pancreatic cancer has the worst survival rate of all common cancers. Just three in 100 patients survive the disease for five years or more.Rhona Longworth, 43, who was diagnosed with the cancer in February, said: “For someone who’s never smoked and hardly ever drank, it was a big shock.“I just hope the vaccine works and I’m one person who goes on to live a happy, healthy life after this.”Joan Roberts, 69, said the vaccine appeared to have few side effects and she is keeping her fingers crossed about the impact on her cancer.“I’m pleased that it’s stable and it hasn’t got any bigger. You’ve got to remain positive,” she said.The TeloVac trial is being funded by Cancer Research UK. The charity is supporting trials against a range of cancers, using vaccines or antibody treatments to stimulate the immune system.Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician Professor Peter Johnson said: “One of big problems with cancer treatment is you are almost always left with a few malignant cells and it is from those few cells that the cancer can regrow.“If you can programme the immune system to recognise those cells and get rid of them altogether or keep them in check then you can effectively stop the cancer from growing back lifelong.”The South Korean manufacturer of the vaccine, KAEL-GemVax, is planning a lung cancer trial later this year using the same technology.Last year the first therapeutic cancer vaccine was licensed in the US as a treatment against prostate cancer.The Phase III or final stage TeloVac trial should produce results in just over a year which will show whether the vaccine has a positive effect.Cancer Research UK is keen to stress that the vaccine is not a cure, but if it works, might prolong life.BBC News HealthLifestyle TeloVac pancreatic cancer vaccine trial launched in UK by: – April 15, 2011center_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

“Do Not Pile Them, Do Not Burn Them,” Environmental Health Chief Warns Against Burning Trash

first_img 134 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyleLocalNews “Do Not Pile Them, Do Not Burn Them,” Environmental Health Chief Warns Against Burning Trash by: – April 21, 2020 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Open fires at this time is not in the best interest of local residents at this time.The Environmental Health Department is strongly cautioning against openly burning materials in residential areas.“Do not burn them, do not pile them,” advises Chief Environmental Health Officer, Tassy Thomas, who says the fight to eliminate COVID19 is hindered by the practise.“COVID19 is an acute respiratory illness which is caused by a virus and which affects the lungs. If you are burning, you’re filling the community with smoke,” she said.Those dealing with respiratory illnesses, COVID19 or even a cold, Thomas says are at risk of going “straight to the cemetery or to a hospital where you will have to be immediately placed on a ventilator. We do not want this occurring among us.”“Some homes have several piles of rubbish burning at the same time,” she lamented.Thomas also warns that the fire department is capable of imposing fines in that regard. She says save those dollars and avoid the fines.She also spoke against heaping trash which can also pose other environmental threats.“Unless you have a vehicle waiting to take the stuff to the landfill, do not pile them. When you do so, you are creating harborage for rats. We may have COVID19 right now but we still have to concentrate on the other diseases because rats can cause leptospirosis and we don’t want t be dealing with all these ills in our society right now.”last_img read more

Nurse Prevost Advises the Public to Eat Right

first_img 48 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Nurse Prevost Advises the Public to Eat Right by: – May 11, 2011 Share Nurse Prevost. Photo credit: dominica.dmNurse Priscilla Prevost of the Adventist Media Ministries says in order to have a healthy body persons should make it a practice to always drink a lot of water, exercise and eat right.Persons should also pay attention to the time of day that they ingest heavy foods especially those who are overweight and suffer with High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. Heavy meals should be eaten at between breakfast and lunch times and lighter foods should during the evening time.Nurse Prevost also reiterated the need for persons to balance their diet with foods that are in their natural state as they are the best to take in.The Adventist Media Ministries “Healthy Living” radio program is aired on DBS Radio weekly.News reporter: Ms. Grace HendersonDominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Chaz Baca

first_imgChaz BacaYou’ll be seeing a lot of Chaz Baca this weekend at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.The IMCA Modified driver from Mesa, Ariz., made the trip to Boone Speedway knowing he’d start the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.On Thursday, he qualified for the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions, then made the starting grid for Saturday’s main event by running fourth in his qualifying feature.“I never doubted something like this could happen. I just didn’t think it would happen our first time here,” said Baca, 21. “There was probably a little bit of luck involved but everything worked out for us.”After running second to Scott Hogan in the RoC heat, Baca mixed it up with 29 other heavy hitters in Thursday’s second qualifier. He chased Clint Luellen most of the way before finishing fourth behind Luellen, Cayden Carter and 2010 champion Jimmy Gustin.“We’re going to go out there, race the best we can and see what we can get (in these three races),” he said. “It’s going to be tough but we’re going to give it our best shot.” Chaz Bacalast_img read more

Ireland canter to victory

first_img Leinster scrum-half Reddan was waved away despite telling referee Doyle “I have a very serious question” after Ryan received the boot to the face. Doyle responded by claiming “I can’t listen to that,” effectively rejecting Reddan’s request for a Television Match Official (TMO) review. Referee Wayne Barnes called for a review following a request from South Africa captain Jean de Villiers that led to the Springboks’ decisive penalty in 27-25 victory over the All Blacks last month. Here though, Doyle was unmoved, but Kolelishvili can expect to be cited for his reckless, if unintentional act. Ireland will learn little from their routine victory in truth, with boss Joe Schmidt having made 13 changes from the side that saw off South Africa 29-15 a week earlier. Schmidt’s men host Australia next weekend, with a raft of senior stars all expected to return. The hosts wasted a number of clear-cut chances in a tryless first-half, with Georgia dominating early set-piece exchanges. Full-back Merab Kvirikashvili dragged an early shot at goal wide for the visitors, before Ian Madigan posted three penalties amid Ireland wasting plenty of territory and possession. Schmidt’s men should have scored following Kilcoyne’s fine galloping break, and also when Darren Cave linked well with Reddan and Ryan. Craig Gilroy spilled Cave’s wide pass to leave another chance begging, and Ireland turned around 9-0 to the good with Georgia scrum-half Giorgi Begadze in the sin-bin for killing the ball. Ireland quickly broke their try duck after the restart, Kilcoyne driving home for his first Test score. Schmidt’s side racked up three more wasted chances to add to first-half frustrations, before Strauss capped a regulation driving maul to double the try count. The usual raft of replacements brought Rodney Ah You into the fray, with Mike Ross withdrawn as Ireland eyed next week’s Australia clash. Connacht’s Ah You threw a forward pass then conceded a quick penalty in an inauspicious arrival, allowing Georgia a foothold. Then from a penalty lineout lock Nemsadze ghosted through flimsy defence to claim a try for the visitors. Just when Ireland were expecting to burst the floodgates, they found themselves under the cosh. Zebo ran in Ireland’s third score after a scrum deep in Georgia’s 22, following a yellow card for number eight Dimitri Basilaia. Lasha Malaguradze took a heavy bang to the head in the build-up to Zebo’s try, receiving lengthy on-field treatment before being removed via stretcher. Jones finished a smart Ireland move next, before capping a field-length break launched by a smart turnover from debutant replacement Robin Copeland. Replacement centre Olding then glossed the scoreline still further late on as Schmidt’s men completed their routine and expected victory. While Ireland negotiated this clash simply enough, Schmidt and friends know full well a challenge of an entirely different calibre awaits next weekend. The hosts were left incensed by flanker Viktor Kolelishvili bringing his boot down on back-rower Ryan’s face but captain Eoin Reddan’s complaints went unheeded by referee JP Doyle. Ryan somehow escaped serious injury in a scrappy first-half, before Felix Jones claimed a brace and Dave Kilcoyne, Richardt Strauss, Simon Zebo and Stuart Olding all crossed, with Giorgi Nemsadze responding for Georgia. Press Association Ireland coasted to a six-try, 49-7 victory over Georgia in a Dublin clash marred by an unpunished stamp to debutant Dominic Ryan’s face. last_img read more

Apple Silences Siri Queries for Contractors

first_imgYou never know who is listening to you…A program that let contractors listen to queries from people using Siri is being put on hold for now by Apple.The program helped contractors grade the digital assistant’s responses, but it also let them listen to some very personal conversations. Apple contractors grading Siri responses regularly hear confidential medical information, drug deals, and recordings of couples having sex, a whistleblower tells me: https://t.co/tfCmuCZAON— alex hern (@alexhern) July 26, 2019 Apple said in a statement late Thursday it’s suspending Siri grading globally while the company conducts a thorough review.last_img

NPFL Top Scorer, Ibrahim, to Lead Olympic Eagles Attack against Sudan

first_imgSunusi who rose from U-17 cadre to the current level was the top scorer in last season’s league with ten goals for Nasarawa United, same number of goals with Akwa United Mfon Udoh but he edged it on account of having one caution less than Udoh.According to the NFF, the delegation of 18 players and 12 officials departed the shores of Nigeria from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight yesterday afternoon.Africa’s first-ever winners of the Olympic men’s football gold, the Olympic Eagles are scheduled to play their first leg of the final round of the U23 AFCON qualifiers against the Sudanese tomorrow at the Al Merriekh Stadium in Omdurman.Amapakabo and his lieutenants have been taking the team through training sessions and general build-up programme for several weeks at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The return leg is billed for the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Tuesday next week.The Confederation of African Football has picked officials from Djibouti to take charge of proceedings tomorrow with Souleiman Ahmad Djama as the referee.His compatriots Farhan Bogoreh Salime, Rachid Waiss Bouraleh and Saddam Houssein Mansour will serve as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively.Mr. Herbert George Mwachiro from Kenya will be the match commissioner.THE FULL LIST:Abubakar Adamu, Agbor Ekoi, Nda Olisa, Stephen Manyo, John Lazarus, Ebube Duru, Collins Ogbodo, Azubuike Okechukwu, Fatai Gbadamosi, Sunday Adetunji, Blessing Muyiwa, Ndifreke Effiong, Taiwo Awoniyi, Onyeka Ogochukwu, Sunusi Ibrahim, Sunday Faleye, Stephen Odey, Etboy AkpanShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaThe Head Coach of Nigeria’s Olympic team, Imama Amapakabo has picked Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), top scorer, Sunusi Ibrahim among the players that will confront Sudan tomorrow in the first leg U-23 AFCON final qualifying match in Omdurman.The top scorer will join others like the team team captain Azubuike Okechukwu, forwards Stephen Odey and Taiwo Awoniyi and 14 other players for the important match.last_img read more

No update on Hill injury

first_imgLuke Swan catches onWide receiver picks up the slack in P.J. Hill’s absencePart of the Badgers’ inability to move the ball offensively in the first half of Saturday’s 30-24 victory over Illinois can be attributed to the injuries of star running back P.J. Hill, which limited him to just 12 rushes for 50 yards. Hill originally suffered a nerve injury to his neck area but managed to return briefly in the second half and carry the ball three more times before sitting out the rest of the game with another injury he sustained during the third quarter.Freshman running back Lance Smith filled in during Hill’s absence and managed to score on a 1-yard touchdown run, but was held to just 46 yards on 21 carries for a 2.2 yard-per-carry average.The status of P.J. Hill for this Saturday’s game against Penn State remains uncertain, but head coach Bret Bielema created a stir after the game when he suggested that maybe Hill needed to take to some “toughen-up pills.”Bielema downplayed the suggestion that he was questioning P.J.’s toughness at yesterday’s press conference when he was asked if he would like to retract his statement. He also confirmed that he and P.J. have a good relationship, and that the remark was made as a joke.”Earlier in the season, someone asked me if I was concerned about the confidence of our receivers, and I made reference that we were going to take some confidence pills this week and everyone laughed,” Bielema said. “P.J. is an extremely tough individual, and I know that he’s going to be able to battle himself back, and however long that takes, no one is going to go at it with a better attitude that P.J.””P.J. won’t take offense to it because he knows me on a day-to-day basis,” Bielema said. “I know what I want to say and how to get it across, especially to my team, so interpretation should be left up to that.”Most Valuable BadgersIn a game where the Badgers struggled to an 18-point deficit in the first half and lost running back P.J. Hill to injury, junior wide receiver Luke Swan turned in a career game to help lead the UW football team to victory.Swan led all receivers with 85 reception yards on four catches and caught one of quarterback John Stocco’s two touchdown passes to earn head coach Bret Bielema’s offensive MVP for the week.Bielema’s co-defensive MVPs of the week were senior line backer Mark Zalewski and sophomore defensive lineman Matt Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy recorded a career high of eight tackles against the fighting Illini, three of which were for a loss, and managed two sacks on the elusive Illinois quarterback Juice Williams for a total of 12 yards. Zalewski led the defense with 11 tackles and made a game-changing interception in the third quarter, giving the ball back to the offense, who quickly capitalized on the turnover with a 17-yard John Stocco to Luke Swan touchdown pass.Place kicker Taylor Mehlhaff grabbed both the Badgers’ special teams MVP and Big Ten special teams player of the week after converting three of his seven kick-offs into touchbacks and connecting on all three of his field goals from 21, 21 and 33 yards respectively.All three MVPs of the week helped the Badgers to a victory over Illinois to improve the football team’s overall record to 8-1 and earn Bret Bielema the Wisconsin record for most victories by a first-year head coach.Bielema praised his players’ and fellow coaches’ perseverance and determination during the record-breaking comeback win. The win was the largest deficit overcome by UW since 1984, when he said “the bottom line is that we found a way to get it done on Saturday. The way the kids responded, as well as the [coaches’ response], give[s] an indication to what this team is all about.””Luke Swan had another tremendous game. Not only (with) catching the football, but I also saw him throw a key block on a big play for us,” Bielema said. “Defensively, Mark Zalewski might have played his best football game overall since I’ve been coaching, and Matt Shaughnessy made some big plays that really secured the game for us.”Rounding out the Players of the Week are Maurice Moore, winning the award for the second consecutive week for his work on the offensive scout team, and Kirk DeCremer, earning the award for the defensive scout team.Still at No. 17Wisconsin’s comeback victory over Illinois is the fifth straight victory for the Badgers, but the win failed to raise their No. 17 ranking in the AP Poll.For the second straight week the Badgers will remain at No. 17, and their 8-1 record will keep them in third place in the Big Ten, trailing the undefeated Ohio State and Michigan who are ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively, but Bret Bielema chooses to worry about his team, not the AP Poll.”I really don’t have enough time in my day or my week to worry about what I can’t control,” Bielema said. “The one thing that I know is that how we prepare this week will directly affect Saturday, and what we do is try to stay on that task; where we fall in the bigger picture, I have no idea.””It was fun to sit back last week and watch other coaches make comments about where they stand in the country, and I just sit back and chuckle,” Bielema said. “I learned from a very wise man, Coach Alvarez, that all we have to do is worry about the task at hand, and that is to beat Penn State.”last_img read more