Boris Johnson’s team denies ‘stitch up’ of Michael Gove

first_imgThe suggestion was that some of Johnson’s backers voted for Hunt – secure in the knowledge their preferred candidate had an unassailable lead – as they wanting to keep fellow Brexiter Gove off the final ballot. With just four and a half hours between that announcement and the closing of the next voting period, Gove’s and Hunt’s teams worked hard to convince Javid supporters to back their respective candidates. 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Johnson topped yesterday’s ballot with 143 votes. A further two ballots will be taken today to choose the final two candidates for the party members’ vote. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinance In the last round of voting, Johnson’s support went up by just three votes, while Hunt’s surged by 18 and Gove’s increased by 14. Boris Johnson’s team denies ‘stitch up’ of Michael Gove While Gove took to Twitter to offer “many congratulations” to Hunt and Johnson, some of his supporters felt their candidate had been victim of a stitch up to keep him off the final ballot. There was also a suggestion that revenge could be a motivation, as Gove sunk Johnson’s tilt at the leadership in 2016 – withdrawing his support on the day of Johnson’s launch. The result of the ballot of Conservative party members will be announced in the week commencing 22nd July. Thursday 20 June 2019 9:16 pm Another campaign source told The Sun: “If you’ve got a big lead, you can do what you want with that. No, it’s not cricket, but it is politics”.center_img Owen Bennett The day began with four candidates in the race, but after a ballot of MPs before lunch home secretary Sajid Javid was eliminated – finishing last with 34 votes. Johnson and Hunt will now take part in 16 hustings events around the country, kicking off in Birmingham on Saturday. Michael Gove lost out on reaching the final two in the contest by just two votes – winning the support of 75 MPs compared to Hunt’s 77. Johnson topped the poll with 160 backers, and will now go forward with the foreign secretary to a ballot of Conservative party members. Mel Stride, one of the key figures in Gove’s campaign, even resorted to messaging Johnson supporters asking them to support his man in order to ensure the final two in the race with Brexiters – compared to Hunt who voted Remain in the 2016 referendum. Share After the vote was announced, Stride was cool on suggestions Gove had been blocked from getting on the ballot by Johnson, saying: “If you look at the numbers it appears to me that didn’t happen, or if it did happen they were rather brilliant in getting it down to just a margin of two.” When one Gove supporter was asked by City A.M. if he feared there had been a stitch up, he replied: “Of course.” whatsapp Boris Johnson is facing Jeremy Hunt in the final stage in race to become Prime Minister after a brutal day in Westminster. A source on the Johnson campaign hit back, and describing the speculation as “all nonsense”.last_img read more

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Where have all the triplets (and quadruplets, and quintuplets) gone?

first_img About the Author Reprints By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu April 28, 2016 Reprints That curve mirrors a trend in reproductive technology. The rise in higher-order multiples peaked in 1998 when implanting four or more embryos was a common practice. As various parts of IVF improved through the latter part of the 20th century, these implantation rates were increasingly driving multiple births.Vitrification, or flash freezing, began allowing doctors to freeze and thaw embryos at a survival rate of nearly 100 percent. This meant all the embryos do not need to be used at once. Doctors also developed better means of screening embryos before they were implanted, what’s called preimplantation genetic screening. “We have learned that most embryos that don’t stick, don’t stick because the embryos themselves were not normal,” said Grunfeld.As a result, in 1998 the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) introduced guidelines to encourage doctors to implant fewer embryos, and those have been continually revised downward since then. On top of that, doctors have felt a professional pressure to be conservative in their practice. “Even staying within the guidelines there is a concern about multiple birth … so there has been an incredibly big push over the past two or three years to put in only one embryo at a time,” said Grunfeld. Desi Fortin is an increasingly rare type of mother: a mother of triplets.After a steep rise in the 1980s and ’90s, the number of women giving birth to three or more babies is about half of what it was at its peak. The reason, scientists say, for both the rise and the fall of these multiple births is changing practices in assisted reproduction.Fortin, 30, gave birth to identical boys and a girl in August 2015 after struggling for years with infertility. When she and her husband decided to have in vitro fertilization, they chose to implant two embryos in hopes of having at least one baby.advertisement Just two decades ago, a woman Fortin’s age would commonly have had twice as many embryos implanted. “The reason [doctors] put in many embryos is that we weren’t sure which were the good ones,” said Dr. Lawrence Grunfeld, associate clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science at Mount Sinai Hospital.But, probably partly thanks to improvements in IVF, both of Fortin’s embryos implanted — and one divided to form identical twins.advertisement Columnist, Off the Charts Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu is a psychiatrist and a columnist for STAT. HealthWhere have all the triplets (and quadruplets, and quintuplets) gone? Data released Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the rate of triplet and higher-order births dropped 60 percent for women over the age of 25 from 1998 to 2014. The biggest decline was in women 45 and older, where the rate of these births is just a third of what it once was. The rates did not change significantly for women under the age of 25. Related: Related:center_img Do antidepressants during pregnancy increase baby’s autism risk? R. Viner/Daily Express/Getty Images @JenniferAdaeze Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu Tags IVFpregnancytriplets Some fertility treatments produce more boy babies. Here’s why The drop in triplets, quadruplets, and others is welcomed by doctors. Pregnancies of multiple babies have an increased risk of complications. According to ASRM and SART, the goal of assisted reproduction is to achieve a singleton birth.“Infants born in triplet deliveries are at high risk of poor outcomes,” said Joyce A. Martin, the lead author of the CDC’s new analysis. “So a decline in these deliveries is a positive for infant health overall and for public health overall.”It is possible to reduce the number of fetuses in a multifetal pregnancy, but the procedure has some risks and may carry significant psychological consequences for families struggling with infertility.Guidelines based on the patient’s age and health history help doctors and their patients decide exactly how many embryos to implant. No more than five embryos may ever be implanted at a time, and facilities that consistently have higher-order births may be audited by SART.“We all know the story of the ‘Octomom’ where the physician actually adhered to a patient’s request to put in eight embryos and she got the eight babies,” said Grunfeld. “That was considered medical malpractice.”The guidelines stipulate that healthy patients under the age of 35 should be offered a single-embryo transfer and no more than two embryos. If the patient elects to transfer two embryos, they must be counseled on the risk of a multifetal pregnancy.This is what happened to Desi and her husband, Ryan Fortin, when they decided to implant two embryos. Their physician encouraged them to implant one embryo, but after two years of trying to conceive, “we had a hard time doing one because we were worried that it was not going to take. After going through what we went through emotionally and my body physically, it would have been devastating just putting one embryo back and having it not take.”Desi and Ryan Fortin with their triplets in December 2015. Courtesy Desi FortinIn the course of blogging about her experience with infertility, Desi found a community that shared their experiences with IVF. Some families she knew transferred two embryos and got one baby, others got two, others implanted one and got none, she said.Both of Desi’s embryos successfully implanted. During her first ultrasound, she and Ryan discovered that one of the embryos had split and they were expecting triplets. At 34 weeks she delivered Charlize and her younger twin brothers Sawyer and Jax by caesarean section.Still, even knowing her one baby might turn into three, Desi said that she would make the same decision again today. “You need to take in what the doctors are telling you, take in the advice and listen, and just go with what is best for you,” she said. [email protected] last_img read more

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Pharmalittle: Trump adviser slams PhRMA pushback against ‘American-made’; drug makers boost production of malaria pill for Covid-19

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Pharmalittle: Trump adviser slams PhRMA pushback against ‘American-made’; drug makers boost production of malaria pill for Covid-19 Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Alex Hogan/STAT And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This has been, after all, quite a week. And we will take advantage of this moment to daydream about weekend plans. Not surprisingly, the agenda is modest. We plan to take a few naps, watch the telly, and teach our new official mascot a few tricks, such as taking in the mail and brewing cups of stimulation.Introducing Bailey, a new mascot on the Pharmalot campus. Courtesy Sara SilvermanOn that note, please meet Bailey. And what about you? This is a good time to tidy up around the castle. You could catch up on your reading. Or reach out to someone who could use a warm greeting. Well, whatever you do, chin up. Be safe, be healthy and see you soon… About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. GET STARTED Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More center_img What’s included? Tags pharmalittleSTAT+ By Ed Silverman March 20, 2020 Reprints Pharmalot What is it? [email protected] Ed Silverman @Pharmalot last_img read more

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FSCO issues warning on unlicensed mortgage broker

first_img An unlicensed mortgage broker is allegedly soliciting clients in Ontario, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) announced on Friday. An organization known as Stride Lending Group, “appears to be soliciting mortgage business and other services through its website,” FSCO says in an alert. Related news The provincial regulator warns that the firm is not licensed to do mortgage business in Ontario. Police in Chatham, Ont. have issued a scam alert indicating that the business does not exist at its purported address in that community, FSCO adds. The Chatham-Kent Police Service report that the company is using an address in Chatham, but that an officer “has confirmed that Stride Lending Group does not exist at this location.” “Consumers should exercise caution if they are contacted by anyone claiming to represent Stride Lending Group or using these coordinates,” the FSCO alert says. “Consumers should not apply for a mortgage or loans through Stride Lending Group, but instead are encouraged to contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.” James Langton FSCO warns about unlicensed mortgage broker Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img FSRA seeks to raise standards for mortgage brokers AMF now oversees mortgage brokers Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Mortgage brokersCompanies Financial Services Commission of Ontario last_img read more

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After fire: WFP assists Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

first_imgAfter fire: WFP assists Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh WFPWorld Food Programme and UNHCR respond as 500 hundred shelters go up in flamesPicking up the pieces: 500 shelters were destroyed in Nayapara camp. Photo: WFP/Sayed Asif MahmudAt 2:30 a.m. on Thursday (14 January) Nosiba Khatun was woken by the sound of screams and shouts.The frail older woman took none of her belongings when she was helped out of her home. Outside, the flames of an intensely burning fire rushed towards her shelter.Nosiba Khatun sits amongst the ashes of what used to be her home, her only possession now is the food assistance she just received from WFP. Photo: WFP/Mehedi RahmanNosiba is one of 22,500 Rohingya refugees who live in the Nayapara Registered Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, which is run by UNHCR. She and her family have been living here since the 1990s when one of the first groups of Rohingya fled violence in Myanmar and sought safety in neighbouring Bangladesh.Nayapara is one of 34 camps across Cox’s Bazar. Photo: WFP/Sayed Asif MahmudIn recent years, they have been joined by another 600,000 Rohingya-across 34 refugee camps. Cox’s Bazar now hosts the world’s biggest refugee settlement, where the World Food Programme (WFP) provides food, nutrition and livelihood training programmes.Conditions in the area are precarious. Two cyclone seasons and a monsoon season every year bring risks of widespread flooding and devastation. Camps are cramped and overcrowded too, making fire an ongoing hazard, particularly during the dry months of December to February.An investigation is underway to confirm the cause of the fire. Photo: WFP/Sayed Asif Mahmud“We have nothing remaining, everything has been destroyed,” says Nosiba as she sits among the ashes of what used to be her home.The refugees here have already had to rebuild their lives from scratch and now they face doing it once more. The Rohingya crisis is already an emergency situation with refugees entirely dependent on humanitarian aid. Living on disaster-prone land in cramped conditions means many people regularly face another emergency. An investigation is underway to establish the cause of this fire – not an uncommon occurrence, if not at such a scale.WFP is working with UNHCR to ensure people’s immediate needs are met. Photo: WFP/Mehedi RahmaHumanitarian agencies, government and refugees themselves are well aware of this and much has been done to make the camps safer places to live as well as implement emergency response mechanisms.In this instance, the local fire brigade managed to contain the fire within two hours. More than 500 shelters and 100 public service points including shops, mosques and community centres were destroyed.Fires are not uncommon in refugee camps during extremely hot spells. Photo: WFP/Sayed Asif MahmudThe humanitarian response kicked off with the provision of shelter kits to help with the rebuilding, medical care for those who needed it, and food.Akima Khatun was one of those who lost everything and is receiving hot meals and nutrient-dense biscuits from WFP.“I don’t have any cooking pots, rice or money left, what can I do,” she says, gesturing to the charcoaled remains around her. “Our identity documents are also gone and we need them to do everything, they are proof [of who we are] – now no evidence remains.”WFP is every poised for emergencies. Photo: WFP/Sayed Asif Mahmud Within just hours of fire breaking out, WFP sprung into action. It has provided around 3,500 people from the camps, and the wider community, with more than 21,000 hot meals. Further food assistance will be provided once they have the means to cook again.Being able to respond to major events like this within just hours is not just a stroke of luck though. WFP prepares year-round for climate shocks and other events that can cause widespread displacement or loss of food stocks.From strategically stockpiling high-energy biscuits around the refugee camps to ensuring there are mechanisms in place to be able to provide hot meals, staff and partners remain ready to respond at just a moment’s notice, preparing for the worst while hoping for the best. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Bangladesh, climate, community, Emergency, Government, Humanitarian, identity, investigation, Myanmar, nutrition, refugee camp, refugees, Rohingya, settlement, violence, WFPlast_img read more

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NASA, AIAA Host Discussion on Mars Perseverance Rover Technology

first_imgNASA, AIAA Host Discussion on Mars Perseverance Rover Technology The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and NASA will host a moderated webinar to discuss technology innovations with NASAs Mars Perseverance rover during a virtual event at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 10. The event will livestream on NASAs website and on YouTube through AIAAs event landing page.Perseverance is scheduled to land on Mars Thursday, Feb. 18, and is the largest and most sophisticated rover ever sent to the Red Planets surface. The robotic astrobiologist carries an array of cutting-edge technologies that will enable the most precise landing ever and help pave the way for future human missions to Mars.At the landing site of Jezero Crater, Perseverance will seek signs of ancient life and demonstrate technologies for making oxygen from the Martian atmosphere, provide surface weather updates, and demonstrate the first controlled, powered flight on another planet with the Ingenuity helicopter.During the webinar, NASA science, technology, and engineering experts involved with the mission will share more about how technology developments have enabled a return to Mars and will advance exploration of it in the future with both robots and astronauts.Participating in the webinar are:Tory Bruno, CEO, United Launch AllianceWanda Sigur, chair, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Space Technology Industry-Government-University RoundtableWanda Peters, deputy associate administrator for programs, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters in WashingtonTrudy Kortes, director of technology demonstrations, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA HeadquartersBob Balaram, chief engineer, Ingenuity Mars helicopter, NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern CaliforniaThe moderated session will involve questions from the webinar leader, as well as those who have registered for the event via Zoom. Participation in the Zoom event is limited to 1,000 people and is the only way to ask a direct question, via the chat function.To register for the Zoom event, go to:https://aiaa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EawhXVLJRK-NsQcMkLT94gNASA collaborated on the event with AIAA, including guidance from industry and government members who advise on curriculum for the organizations ASCEND events, which stands for Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, atmosphere, california, Discovery, Engineering, exploration, Government, helicopter, Mars, medicine, NASA, southern, space agency, technology, Washington, Zoomlast_img read more

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Ensuring delivery of timely and inclusive elections in Somalia

first_imgEnsuring delivery of timely and inclusive elections in Somalia UK urges Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States reach an agreement to ensure timely electionsUK highlights international cooperation crucial to seeking long-term stability in SomaliaStatement by Ambassador Barbara Woodward at the Security Council briefing on SomaliaI’d first like to express on behalf of the United Kingdom, our condolences to the government of Italy and to the World Food Programme following the attack on the World Food Programme convoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier today, which resulted in the deaths of three people, including the Italian ambassador. Our thoughts are with their families and those who were injured.Turning to the subject of Somalia, I’d like to start by thanking our briefers today.The UK strongly condemns the terror attacks launched by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu in recent weeks. These incidents have increased, as the prospect of national elections draws closer – a clear attempt to destabilise and disrupt the process. We express our condolences to the families of victims and stand in solidarity with Somalia in their fight against terrorism.The UK welcomes the agreement reached by the technical committee on 16 February on the implementation of the electoral process in line with the 17 September agreement between the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States. This is the only legitimate basis for elections.We are concerned by the violent clashes in Mogadishu on 19 February. Somalia’s leaders must arrive at a consensus on the implementation of the electoral process without delay. That requires all parties to demonstrate flexibility. It is vital that inclusive national elections can take place as soon as possible. Any alternative outcomes, including partial elections or any unilateral actions that lack broad agreement will not receive support from the international community, risks further violence and may result in great instability.Timely delivery of the electoral process would also allow Somalia’s leaders to refocus on critical issues that require urgent attention, such as the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The UN has made an appeal for $1 billion in 2021. Millions of Somalis experiencing severe food insecurity. The UN estimates the number of people in humanitarian need will increase to 5.9 million by the end of 2021.Concerted support from the international community is essential to supporting Somalia’s long-term stability. Our partners in the African Union and the AMISOM Troop Contributing Countries have made huge sacrifices in supporting Somalia as it works to retake control of its own security. The UK looks forward to constructive dialogue between members of this Council towards agreeing a mandate that sets a path towards greater Somali leadership on security.To conclude, I want to emphasise three points:First, it’s vital that the Federal Government and Federal Member States reach an agreement to ensure dialogue to ensure the delivery of credible and inclusive elections.Second, longer-term cooperation between FGS and FMS is essential to address issues critical to Somalia’s stability, security and development.Finally, the continued support of the international community is crucial to realising long-term peace and security in Somalia. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Africa, African, Ambassador, Congo, Federal, federal government, Government, Humanitarian, Italy, leadership, Mogadishu, Security Council, Somalia, UK, UK Government, UN, United Kingdomlast_img read more

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Request course reserves now in preparation for the semester

first_imgPublished: Jan. 3, 2018 The University Libraries encourages all instructors to use the Libraries’ Course Reserves service to assist with their upcoming spring classes.Course reserves allow instructors to make texts and course materials equally available to all of their students. Instructors may reserve not only books, but journal articles, DVDs, sheet music, molecular modelling kits – anything needed for students to succeed in your courses, even skulls for IPHY courses.  Reserve items may be held at Norlin Library as well as any University Libraries branch location. Both library and personal materials may be placed on reserve.  Personal copies may be brought to a circulation desk, as well as sent via campus mail.Learn how to submit your course reserves online.  Get your requests in now to avoid the start of semester rush! If you’d like the Libraries to purchase an item to be placed on reserve, please note this in your reserve request, e-mail us at [email protected], or call 303-492-5506 for assistance.Tags:Course Reserveslast_img read more

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JUTC Half Way Tree Transport Centre Remains Open for 24 Hours

first_imgThe Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is keeping its Half Way Tree Transport Centre open for the next 24 hours as the bus company seeks to further accommodate people who wish to pick up their Smarter Cards in anticipation of tomorrow, September 1, when the company puts into force  cashless bus fare collection for concession passengers.Yesterday, Saturday, August 30, a distribution centre dedicated solely to supplying students with their Smarter Cards was added to the regular operations at HWTTC and operated up to 10: p.m. last night.The JUTC’s bus lay-by at Spanish Town will also be opened today until 10: p.m. tonight and its East Parade offices in downtown Kingston from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At the Portmore Depot in St. Catherine, students can also apply for their Smarter Cards today up until 4:00 p.m.Yesterday into last night, throngs of people continued to flock the Half Way Tree centre to get their Smarter Cards ahead of tomorrow’s official start of the use of Smarter Cards only to access the concession fares on JUTC buses.Managing Director, Colin Campbell, said the company decided to open the Half Way Tree Transport Centre from 8:00 a.m. today through tonight into tomorrow morning to further facilitate commuters to obtain their Smarter Cards.The JUTC is also reminding the public that although the electronic fare collection system for concession passengers officially starts on September 1, the company is granting a one-day amnesty to assist students even further to get their Smarter Cards.“Students on September 1 without cards will ride free to give them a little more time to get their cards. And our offices will continue to open late, Spanish Town Lay-by up to 8:00 p.m. and East Parade up to 6:00 p.m.,” Mr. Campbell said. JUTC Half Way Tree Transport Centre Remains Open for 24 Hours TransportAugust 31, 2014Written by: Granville Newell RelatedJUTC to Add 100 Buses to KMTR Monday FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe Half Way Tree Transport Centre open for the next 24 hours as the bus company seeks to further accommodate people who wish to pick up their Smarter Cards.The JUTC’s bus lay-by at Spanish Town will also be opened today until 10: p.m. tonight and its East Parade offices in downtown Kingston from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At the Portmore Depot in St. Catherine, students can also apply for their Smarter Cards today up until 4:00 p.m.center_img RelatedJUTC Rolls Out Vehicle Tracking System Tomorrow RelatedJUTC Grants One Day Amnesty to School Children Advertisementslast_img read more

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Day ‘popped something’ but says he’s fine

first_imgTROON, Scotland – Jason Day was about to hit his approach to No. 18 in a practice round at Royal Troon on Tuesday when he pulled out of the shot at the top of his backswing and grabbed his ribs. A look of anguish came across his face. Was this an injury scare for the world’s top-ranked player ahead of The Open? “I just popped something,” the Australian said after he finished the hole. “You know, like when you crack your knuckle. But it’s all good.” To show there were no lingering effects, Day jogged to the side of the fairway and signed autographs for waiting fans.last_img

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