The list of 25 parties shows a full list of “influencers” attending, along with what topics the people attending have influence with. When you click through to the full list, you can access each individual influencer, their contact information and details on what topics they influence. For the full list of 25 parties to attend to meet the folks, visit the SocMetrics site. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts mike melanson Tags:#conferences#SXSW 2011#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… South by Southwest Interactive, that yearly invasion by geeks, dweebs and nerds alike, is coming up next week and there are more parties than you could shake a stick at. That is, unless you were one crazy, stick shaking S.O.B. So how do you decide which one to go to and which one to walk on by? Well, you want to go to the one with the people you want to meet, right? You’re there to have fun and make connections.SocMetrics, a startup that ranks influencers according to topic, has come up with an “Influencers Guide” to the top 25 parties at this year’s SXSW that could help guarantee you run into the folks you’re looking for.Unlike something like Klout, SocMetrics doesn’t see influence as an across the board metric. That is, a tech blogger may have influence in their particular realm of technology, they likely have none whatsoever in the recording industry, for example. So, SocMetrics ranks individuals according to their influence in a particular niche, using three factors – peers, topicality and content. (Read more about SocMetrics particular blend of analytics on its site.)SocMetrics took its methods and applied them to events listed on social calendar Plancast to arrive at a list of 25 parties where you’re almost guaranteed to run into that big name investor, founder, guru or blogger. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
We initiated the process of NRC when Manmohan Singh was PM: Tarun Gogoi Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has reminded the Sarbananda Sonowal government of the commitment to clarify its stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, “now that the updated draft of the National Register of Citizens has been published”.The complete NRC draft, published on Monday, excluded 40,07,707 people from the total 32,991,384 applicants. Officials said these 40 lakh people would be given an opportunity to prove their citizenship through claims and objections.“When the protests against the Citizenship Bill were getting strong, Mr. Sonowal and his party (BJP) had claimed they would not take any step that would go against the interests of Assam and her people. They also said they would make their stand clear on the Citizenship Bill after the publication of the NRC draft. Will they keep their word,” asked Mr. Gogoi on Tuesday.Most indigenous communities in Assam, touchy about the issue of migrants, are opposed to the Citizenship Bill that seeks to ease the process of citizenship to persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The indigenous groups believe the Bill would lead to influx of Bengali Hindus, who along with Muslims have settled in the State over more than a century.“The Citizenship Bill is a contradiction of NRC, which has, apart from Muslims, left out many Hindu Bengali people who had come to Assam before 1971. How will the BJP protect those who have come after 1971,” Mr. Gogoi said.Other organisations such as Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad have also upped the ante, asking the BJP unit in Assam to come clear on the Citizenship Bill.“This is not the final NRC, only the complete draft. So the process has not yet ended for us to comment on any sensitive issue,” a government spokesperson said.‘NRC defective’A day after former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta took credit for the NRC being updated, which he said was the outcome of the agitation he headed from 1979 to 1985, Mr. Gogoi said the NRC was his baby. “I sired NRC but (former PM) Dr. Manmohan Singh had it delivered in 2010 through a pilot project. As the father, I am unhappy because flawed fostering by the BJP has made this baby unhealthy.” He said the NRC failed to do what it was designed to – identify and segregate foreigners from genuine Indian citizens.
Aimed at reducing the rapidly growing human-elephant conflict in areas of Chhattisgarh, where nearly 20 human lives were lost because of attacks by a herd of 19 elephants, the State Forest Department in collaboration with Wildlife SOS has radio-collared a wild elephant to help create an early warning system and save human lives. Wildlife SOS raised funds to procure the radio collars and deployed a dedicated team of biologists and researchers to understand the problem in depth.“The 19-strong herd led by a matriarch (older female elephant) leads the group to agricultural farms that border the forest areas in Mahasamund to eat crops at night as the forest does not have sufficient nutrition for them. When villagers try to drive them away to protect their crops, the elephants panic and run helter-skelter, causing damage to crops, property and also human lives,” noted a release issued by Wildlife SOS. “Wildlife SOS and the Chhattisgarh Forest Department deployed a team of elephant trackers who tracked the herd every single day for several months to understand their movement patterns. This was not only risky but also quite dangerous. After several repeated attempts, the team of veterinarians and biologists was finally successful in tranquilising and radio-collaring the matriarch of the herd. This will now help to map the movement of the herd and set up early warning systems,” said Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder and CEO, Wildlife SOS.
Chelsea announced on Thursday a long-term partnership with Nike from next year in a deal that media reports suggested could be worth 60 million pounds ($74.61 million) a season.Without giving financial details, Chelsea said it represented the largest commercial deal in the Premier League club’s history.”Nike will produce strips for the first team, academy and ladies teams, as well as a full range of clothing for Chelseas millions of supporters around the world,” the club said in a statement.Chelsea’s current kit is produced by Adidas, which said in May it had reached a mutual agreement to end its deal on June 30, 2017, instead of in 2023 as originally agreed, allowing the club to enter a new agreement with another competitor.Media reports have indicated Adidas were paying Chelsea an estimated 30 million pounds ($43.38 million) a year, with the Nike deal likely to be double that figure.Adidas agreed in 2014 to pay 750 million pounds ($1.1 billion) to replace Nike as sponsor of Manchester United for a decade.”This is an incredibly exciting and important deal for the club,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia told the club website (www.chelseafc.com).”We believe Nike will be able to support our growth into new markets as well as helping us maintain our place among the worlds elite football clubs.”Chelsea, owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, won the Premier League title in 2014-15 but a poor run of form last season meant they failed to qualify for European football.
Former batsman Grant Flower says the ICC perhaps wanted Zimbabwe Cricket to be more responsible by suspending them for government intervention but doubted if the global body interpreted the SRC action in true sense.The ICC recently suspended Zimbabwe Cricket for violation of its constitution after the current elected members of the Zimbabwe board were suspended by the Sports and Recreation Committee (SRC).Flower said ICC may have wanted ZC to put its house in order but actually the current board members were “good people”.”I think over time, the ICC have just been worn down by all the corruption, fraud, and the problems with Zimbabwe cricket not being able to get its house in order. Maybe they thought a jolt to their system would make some people realise what was expected of them,” Flower told ESPNcricinfo.”They would have reasoned Zimbabwe needed to understand that at some stage, you’ve got to put your house in order, and we can’t keep propping you up like we have been doing over the years. I can understand the player’s frustrations, but unfortunately with Zimbabwe cricket, it sounds like the ICC have just had enough.””….We can go back so many years to when things were very badly run. It’s pretty obvious what was happening at the time and the people responsible who were involved. And I think the current crop of players and the interim board, who are really good people, are being punished because the ICC felt they needed to take a stand.”advertisementZimbabwean Cricket has been in turmoil for many years now. In fact, 14 members, including Flower, had walked out of the system in 2004 when then skipper Heath Streak was dismissed for disagreements on racial quotas in the squad.However, things seemed to get better after former Olympic swimmer and Zimbabwe’s most famous sportsperson Kirsty Coventry was appointed Sports minister.Flower said SRC is a public body and he didn’t seem to agree with the way the ICC has interpreted government intervention in this case.”My understanding is the SRC is a public body and not exactly government. I think there’s quite a big difference there and I’m surprised the media hasn’t picked up on that. The SRC now is slightly more transparent,” he said.”Regarding government intervention, it’s curious how the ICC have decided to interpret that. There are other countries where it’s publicly stated that some of the times that certain things will be discussed and decided at government level. So I think there’s quite a big contradiction there from the ICC,” Flower added.Flower believes ICC decision will prevent Zimbabwe from playing cricket altogether.”Even when we were leaving, there were a good bunch of youngsters coming through that could get the country’s cricket going. But that’s not the case anymore, with even the domestic competitions unable to take place.”For it to be stopped until October at the very least, the guys are probably going to go and play in the leagues, seek a future elsewhere to try and look after their families, So yeah, I certainly think this is far worse.”Flower, who is currently working as Pakistan’s batting coach, sympathised with the current crop of players, and the interim board, who have strived to clean up the mess.”The scapegoats are the players and some of the good administrators. I saw this thing on Twitter about Harare Sports club, it’s a beautiful ground and at the moment it’s just going to waste because no one is being paid and the staff have left,” he said.”It is a sad day, and maybe some of the players are going to move on. Most of the players are still quite young, like Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis, who left their county to return to Zimbabwe. They could still ply their trade elsewhere; it’d be a pity it won’t be for their country of birth.Also Read | How Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey are key to solving India’s middle-order puzzleAlso Read | Legendary player like MS Dhoni knows when to retire: MSK PrasadAlso See:
Reuters AmsterdamFebruary 14, 2019UPDATED: February 14, 2019 10:00 IST Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio scored a late winner to give the visitors a crucial away win on Wednesday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjax had their first-half goal ruled out by VAR on Wednesday at homeKarim Benzema and Marco Asensio got the goals for Real MadridThe return leg of Champions League Round of 16 will be played on March 5 in MadridReal Madrid’s Marco Asensio scored a late winner in a 2-1 victory at Ajax Amsterdam, who were left to rue a goal disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in their Champions League last-16, first leg on Wednesday.Asensio netted in the 87th minute from Dani Carvajal’s excellent cross to give Real the advantage heading into the return leg on March 5.Karim Benzema swept holders Real into the lead in the second half, before Hakim Ziyech scored a deserved equaliser for an energetic Ajax, who created more than enough chances to win comfortably on the night.They were also denied a first-half opener when Nicolas Tagliafico headed home only for the goal to be chalked off after a VAR check in a Champions League first as Dusan Tadic was judged offside.Courtois backs VAR decisionReal goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, whose blushes were spared by the VAR decision after his error led to the disallowed goal, felt the officials got it right.”The correct decision? I think so,” he told reporters. “When it happened I thought it could be offside. When the guy headed it I wanted to go and catch it.”Because of his (Tadic’s) intention I made a quick movement. Luckily for VAR because nobody would have seen it.”Sergio Ramos: We achieved a great resultSergio Ramos, making a 600th appearance for Real, backed the intervention of VAR and warned Ajax they will face a daunting task in the second leg.”I have said many times that I am a great defender of the VAR because it will make football fairer little by little,” Ramos said.advertisement”We knew how to suffer, read the game and create spaces against them to take advantage of our speed. We achieved a great result and now it’s up to them to suffer in our stadium.”The home side thought they had profited from a horror error by Courtois, who allowed a Donny van de Beek header to spill from his grasp and Tagliafico nodded the rebound into an empty net.Yet referee Damir Skomina called for a VAR check and after a number of replays, ruled that Tadic had been standing in an offside position when the goal was scored.Benzema put Real in front when he netted on the hour-mark, but Ajax got the goal their play deserved with 15 minutes remaining as Ziyech side-footed home after a sweeping move.Yet Asensio had the final word, scoring at the back post from Carvajal’s cross.”As a team we did well, it was too bad that our goal is rejected. Perhaps something like that is easy to do in favour of the big club,” Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong said.”But we have continued well and have received our opportunities afterwards. Too bad it did not yield a better result.”Also Read | Champions League: Still work to do, says Tottenham’s Pochettino despite Dortmund winAlso Read | Manchester United face UEFA punishment after fans throw bottle at PSG star Angel Di MariaAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ajax vs Real MadridFollow Champions LeagueFollow VAR Champions LeagueFollow AsensioFollow Sergio RamosFollow Thibaut Courtois Champions League: Asensio nets late Real winner as Ajax left to rue VAR decisionAjax denied a first-half opener when Nicolas Tagliafico headed home only for the goal to be chalked off after a VAR check in a Champions League first as Dusan Tadic was judged offside.advertisement Next
Reuters ParisJune 8, 2019UPDATED: June 8, 2019 22:06 IST Ashleigh Barty crushed teenage Czech opponent Marketa Vondrousova to win her maiden Grand Slam singles title at French Open 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAshleigh Barty beat Marketa Vondrousova in a one-sided French Open 2019 finalBarty had played professional cricket for a year before returning to tennis in 2016Ashleigh Barty will rise to a career-high World No. 2 following the French Open winAshleigh Barty, the Australian who ditched tennis to play professional cricket for a year, smashed Marketa Vondrousova for six on Saturday to lift the French Open crown at Roland Garros.Boasting a bewildering array of shots and spins, the eighth seed crushed her Czech teenage opponent 6-1 6-3 to win her first Grand Slam title, and Australia’s first French women’s singles crown in more than four decades.Special place for Australian players: Barty”It’s unbelievable… I played the perfect match today. I am so proud of myself and my whole team… it has been a crazy two weeks,” said Barty, the ninth different female champion in the last 10 grand slams.”This is a special place for Australian players… it has been a magical two weeks.”Not since Margaret Court’s triumph in Paris in 1973 has an Australian won the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen but this victory was in very little doubt from the moment the final began.In a match-up where guile and artistry always trumped power, Barty was simply smarter throughout.Producing angles so sharp they might have come with a health warning, the 23-year-old carved apart Vondrousova in the opening set, clinching it in half an hour.While the match was no classic, those fans who had taken a break after the conclusion of the Dominic Thiem-Novak Djokovic men’s semi-final which had caused the women’s final to run more than an hour late, missed some of the more thoughtful tennis played on the Roland Garros clay this past fortnight.Vondrousova, who herself has bamboozled a succession of opponents here, repeatedly found herself outfoxed by Barty, whose doubles excellence was always on display with her net-play and cleverly angled serving.advertisementBarty, who returned to tennis in 2016 after a successful stint with the Brisbane Heat in Australian cricket’s Women’s Big Bash League, took nary a backward step, breaking instantly in the second set to deprive her 19-year-old opponent any foothold.Cracking a stiff-armed, two-handed backhand, in the manner of Jim Courier, Barty was able to counter Vondrousova’s attempts to pull her wide with her loopy left-handed backhand, and the Czech rapidly ran out of ideas.Vondrousova turned to ever riskier strategies — her drop shots became finer, her drives more firmly struck — and she earned a little breathing space, holding serve three times after that early break.But the irrevocable damage had been done and when Barty slammed a short smash high into the stands it was all over and she raised her arms in triumph.The victory lacked drama but lifts Barty to number two in the world — a feat last accomplished by an Australian woman in 1976 by Evonne Goolagong.Also Read | French Open 2019: Dominic Thiem ends Novak Djokovic streak to reach finalAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Next French Open 2019: Ashleigh Barty clinches historic Roland Garros title in one-sided finalAshleigh Barty, who had played Women’s Big Bash League before returning to tennis in 2016, became the first Australian player in 46 years to win the women’s singles title at French Open. advertisement
The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) released the expensesfor its board of directors covering the first two years of theboard’s operations. These expenses will be released regularly bythe corporation. “The expenses of our seven voting board members in performingtheir legislated duties amounts to less than $14 per person perwork day for the last two years,” said Rick Perkins, director,corporate communications for the NSLC. “The board has stayedunder budget in each of its first two years of operation,consistent with their strong stewardship of the NSLC.” For the first two years of operation, the seven voting members ofthe NSLC board of directors spent a total of $48,329.38 inexpenses in performing their duties. Most of these expensesrelate to directors’ attendance at board and committee meetingsat the NSLC head office in Bayer’s Lake. The expenses alsoinclude those of directors who represented the NSLC at nationalmeetings of the Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions aswell as several corporate governance seminars. In addition to these expenses, each NSLC director receivesmonthly compensation of $600. The chairman of the NSLC receivesmonthly compensation of $1,000. This is consistent with theapproach, outlined by the Conference Board of Canada, thatdirector compensation should not, and does not, provide economicreward equal to those in the job market. In a recent report on publicly traded companies, The CanadianBoard Index — published annually through the combined efforts ofSpencer Stewart Consulting and the Rotman School of Management ofthe University of Toronto — said the average director fee forattending single meetings was $1,331. Further, a recent study of162 Crown corporations and non-profit organizations by theConference Board of Canada found that the average annualcompensation for directors in 2002 in this organizationalcategory was $24,428. “At $7,200 annual compensation, NSLC director compensation is twothirds below the average in Canada for directors of Crowncorporations,” concluded Rick Perkins. “This representsextraordinary value for taxpayers in the governance of NovaScotia’s largest and most complex Crown corporation.” Detailed copies of all director expense claims can be viewed anddownloaded in the corporate information/news releases section ofthe NSLC’s website, www.nsliquor.ca . The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation provides world class selectionand service of beverage alcohol through the operation of 100retail stores and seven agencies throughout the province. Byproviding superior customer convenience and service, the NSLCreturns substantial revenue to the provincial government whileensuring the responsible enjoyment of beverage alcohol in NovaScotia.
Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Bridgetown to Annapolis will be reduced to one lane for crack filling and sealing from Monday, July 31, until Friday, Aug. 4. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: West Side South River Road West Side South River Road, from 1.2 kilometres south of Highway 104, will have a one-lane closure for slope stabilization. Work is expected to be complete by Monday, July 31. Traffic control consists of traffic lights. Work takes place 24 hours per day. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105 from Humes River easterly to the West Side Middle River Road will be reduced to one lane for patching and re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 NEW WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Broadway Overpass – Highway 104 Broadway Overpass on Highway 104, about 11.1 kilometres east of Sutherland’s River bridge will have a one-lane closure and a wide load restriction of 4.7 metres, for bridge rehabilitation until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will consist of signals. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and occasionally on weekends. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 PICTOU COUNTY: Eureka Mills Bridge East River West Side Road in Eureka will be closed to all through traffic from Monday, July 31, until Friday, Aug. 11, for 24 hours per day for repairs to the Eureka Mills Bridge. Closure signs will be posted. There are no detours. Motorist are advised to use local alternate routes. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from Cape Jack Road easterly to Frankville Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Beaver Meadow Road To allow for repaving Beaver Meadow Road will be reduced to one lane from the intersection of Trunk 4 at James River for 3.2 kilometres to the intersection of Mill Road. The work will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: West Advocate Road Detour Reids Brook Bridge on West Advocate Road will be closed for replacement until Tuesday, Aug. 1. Traffic will be handled by a two-lane gravel detour now in place beside the existing bridge. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Port Clyde Bridge Port Clyde Bridge on Route 309 will be closed from Monday, July 31, until Friday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. while the bridge is being painted. Motorist are advised that a detour is available via the Clyde River Bridge on Highway 103. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125, Trunk 4 Highway 125, Trunk 4 in Sydney River, will have a single-lane closure for paving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Motorists are advised to expect delays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the lane closures and are advised to use alternate routes. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail Cabot Trail (Trunk 30) from 6.2 kilometres south of Margaree Harbour to the new pavement at Margaree Harbour will have a one-lane closure for repaving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of a traffic control person. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: North Sydney Rail Road Overpass The North Sydney Rail Road Overpass on Highway 105 will be reduced to one lane for repairs for 24 hours per day, until Tuesday, Aug. 15. Automated signals will control traffic. An alternate route is available through Northside Industrial Park. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Weight Restrictions The Old Baxters Mill Bridge, near Baxters Harbour in Kings County, is open to one-lane of traffic. Vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms are restricted from using the bridge. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Portapique River to Little Bass River will have intermittent one-lane closures until Tuesday, Oct. 31, for paving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Exit 5A on Highway 125 will be closed for gravelling and the installation of a guardrail until Wednesday, Aug. 30. Detour signs are posted. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-568-3378 Fax: 902-563-3379 Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22 Trunk 22, from Louisbourg town limits northerly for about 4.6 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to sunset. HANTS COUNTY: Route 224 Route 224, from Cooks Brook easterly to Exhibition Grounds Road will have a one-lane closure for gravelling and paving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a follow-me truck. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-396-8426 Fax: 902-755-7184 CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Trunk 4 Lane closures will be required on Trunk 4 between Victoria Junction and Gardiner Road to allow for repaving. Work is taking place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 31. This is a four lane section so one lane will always be open in each direction. Drivers should reduce speed and drive with extra caution in the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-369-2169 Fax: 902-369-2074 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 327 Route 327 from the Highway 125 overpass to Caribou Marsh Road will have a one-lane closure for road repairs until Thursday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105 from Exit 11 (St. Ann’s), to Exit 12 (Englishtown), will be reduced to one lane for re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes palace from 6 a.m. to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 COLCHESTER: Highway 104 – Cobequid Pass There will be intermittent single-lane closures for maintenance on the eastbound lanes of Highway 104 (Cobequid Pass), between the toll plaza and Masstown. Work will occur during daylight hours. A single-lane closure of about three kilometres will be used to separate the work zone from traffic. Motorists should reduce speed in the work zones. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7, Spry Harbour Bridge A 500-metre detour on Trunk 7 near Spry Harbour will allow for the replacement of the Spry Harbour Bridge. The detour will be in place 24-hours a day until Friday, Aug. 11. There will be two-way traffic on the detour with a maximum speed of 50 kilometres an hour. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 KINGS COUNTY: Gaspereau River Road Gaspereau River Road is closed until further notice from the intersection of Oak Island Road to the intersection of West Brooklyn Mountain Road. The closure is necessary because of a washed out culvert. A marked, seven-kilometre detour route is available on Oak Island Road to West Brooklyn Road to West Brooklyn Mountain Road. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 will be reduced to one lane from the intersection of Route 358, for 1.6 kilometres to the intersection of Deep Hollow Road, to allow for repaving. Work will take place until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Traffic control consists of flagpersons. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-885-2821 Fax: 902-885-3090 RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 104 Repaving work will cause traffic to be restricted to one lane on Highway 104 from east of the railway underpass (east of Port Hawkesbury) to Exit 44. Traffic will be controlled by a traffic control person. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Thursday, Aug. 31. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-752-7913 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Highway 103 from Exit 3 to Exit 5 will be under construction for gravelling and paving until Saturday, Sept. 30. A reduced speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour is posted for the duration of the project. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 The northbound lanes of Highway 102 from Exit 9 to Exit 10 near Shubenacadie will have one-lane closures for paving. The work will take place from sunrise to sunset until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will consist of traffic barrels and signs. Speed reductions in the work zone will be enforced. Drivers should expect slower travel through the work zone. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 HANTS COUNTY: Miller Corner Bridge Miller Corner Bridge on Rines Road will be closed 24 hours a day until Monday, July 31, for repairs. A detour is available on Route 235 to Kings Road and then to Cross Road. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118-Wright Avenue Interchange Between the intersection at Highway 111 and the airport, Highway 118 will have intermittent lane closures in both directions for interchange construction. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels and jersey barriers. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Detours are available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Cape Jack Road Cape Jack Road, from Trunk 4 at Linwood northerly to Cape Jack Wharf Road will be reduced to one lane for road repaving until Saturday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until Thursday, Nov. 30. Temporary traffic signals are in place. VICTORIA COUNTY: Cabot Trail The Cabot Trail from Highway 105 to Yankee Line Road will have a one lane closure for patching and re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: River Inhabitants Road and Cenotaph Road River Inhabitants Road from Highway 105 at Exit 2, southerly for 8.4 kilometres to the intersection at Cenotaph Road, and Cenotaph Road, from River Inhabitants Road about 2.5 kilometres east through the Village of West Bay Road, will have a one-lane closure until Tuesday, Oct. 31, for repaving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-6196 Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 Local Area Office: 902-755-7147 Fax: 902-755-7188 INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail The Cabot Trail (Trunk 30) from north of the East Margaree-Belle Cote intersection, north for seven kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. A traffic control person will be on site. Local Area Office: 902-543-4733 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 KINGS COUNTY: Route 221 and Route 358 Traffic on sections of routes 221 and 358 in Kings County will be restricted to one lane to allow for road repairs until Friday, Aug. 4. The work will be taking place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Route 221 near Centerville and near Canning and also on Route 258 near The Lookoff. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Detours are available on Poplar Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 PICTOU COUNTY: Durham Bridge Durham Bridge, located on Green Hill Road and Route 376, will be closed for replacement until Monday, Oct. 30. Motorists are advised to follow detour signs. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, Exit 9 (Avonport) interchange, on and off ramps and roundabout on Trunk 1 will have one-lane closures until Monday, July 31, for paving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 PICTOU COUNTY: White Hill Road White Hill Road has a one-lane closure varying in length and location during ongoing work until Thursday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 southbound will have a one-lane closure between exits 13A and 15 (Highway 104) until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of signs. Commuters are advised to expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. PICTOU COUNTY: Upper Stellarton – Church Bridge The Upper Stellarton-Church Bridge will be closed to all traffic until Friday, Aug. 11, for replacement of the deck. No detours will be posted. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, eastbound between Exit 21 and Exit 27 will be reduced to one lane from Monday, July 31, until Friday Aug. 4. Motorist are advised to expect delays on interchange ramps. 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Nova Scotia welcomed 30,600 more visitors in the first nine months of 2012, compared to the same time in 2011, an increase of two per cent. “We are very happy with the results so far and are working to become even more competitive in the global tourism market,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “Through the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency, we are taking a new approach to tourism and collaborating with industry on a long-term strategy to continue to build tourism and grow the provincial economy.” “The industry continues to show its resilience as an economic driver for the province,” said Darlene Grant Fiander, president of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia. “We are looking forward to the new direction for 2013 that will bring a renewed focus on sector growth.” Year-to-date, road travel to the province increased by five per cent, while air travel was down four per cent compared to last year. For the first nine months of the year, domestic travel to the province was up two per cent. Visits from Atlantic Canada increased by five per cent, visits from Ontario were up three per cent, and visits from Quebec decreased 10 per cent. Visits from western Canada decreased by seven per cent. Outside Canada, total overseas visits were up two per cent so far this year. Results for the U.K. were up 17 per cent while visits from Germany were down 23 per cent. Visits from the United States to Nova Scotia were down two per cent. Room nights sold in the province were down by two per cent year to date. Tourism statistics vary across the province. Detailed results can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/econ/tourism/research/latest-activity-updates.asp. Nova Scotia’s comprehensive system for reporting monthly tourism statistics includes counting non-resident overnight visitors at entry points to the province and gathers the number of room nights sold from licensed accommodation operators. Tourism is an important contributor to Nova Scotia’s economy. In 2008, the industry employed more than 22,000 people and generated revenues of $1.82 billion.
Thane: A Maharashtra court has sentenced a 27-year-old man to two-year rigorous imprisonment for molesting a teenaged girl. Special judge (POCSO court) S A Sinha in her order on Friday also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on the accused Vilas Kakade. According to the prosecution, Kakade used to stalk the 15-year-old girl on way to her school in Manpada area of Thane city following which she informed her parents, who warned the accused. On November 2, 2017, the accused molested the Class 10 girl when she was returning home from her school. He also slit his wrist with a knife and told her she would be blamed if he committed suicide. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC On January 30, 2018, the accused again approached the girl when she was returning home from school and threatened her. The girl’s parents then filed a police complaint following which the accused was arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code Section 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with an intent to outrage her modesty) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The judge said the girl’s testimony is important and fully corroborated by her mother, whom she informed about the offence. The girl’s mother took the right step to caution the accused against his behaviour, but in vain, she noted. Another prosecution witness, who used to accompany the girl, supported and corroborated the victim’s testimony, the judge observed. “Therefore, there is no reason to disbelieve the prosecution witnesses. Their evidence is truthful, reliable and trustworthy,” she said in her order.
Los Angeles: Thandie Newton says even though saying ‘no’ to sexual advances of Hollywood producers took a toll on her career, she does not regret her decision. The British actor, who became a household name after starring in films such as “Mission: Impossible 2”, “Crash” and “The Pursuit of Happyness” in the 2000s, has been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, which started in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against former producer Harvey Weinstein. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “I didn’t realise until recently that it had affected my career. I know this from a number of people, because they wouldn’t give it up, they weren’t hired. As an actor, not only are you available to working on the movie, you’re also potentially available to what? Have an affair with? Experience groping? “I had already spoken about how that’s not going to fly with me, so it narrowed my options,” Newton told SiriusXM. Newton, 46, most recently featured in “Westworld” season two. The actor received overwhelming reviews and an Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actress for her performance in the show’s first season. She is currently looking forward to the premiere of “Westworld” season three.
“We are still waiting for the final draft of the resolution, but we intend to vote in favour of the resolution,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said in the Lok Sabha.Speaking on the issue of alleged war crimes and Tamils in Sri Lanka, Manmohan Singh said, “India has stressed on reconciliation and healing the wounds of the Lanka Tamils. We have asked Lanka govt to stress on meaningful devolution of power.” The Prime Minister had on Monday said that the government intended to vote in favour of the US-led resolution against Sri lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but the final draft of the resolution was awaited. Krishna said that the Indian government could not ignore Tamils sentiment voiced in Parliament. Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Gamini Peiris on Tuesday called up his Indian counterpart S M Krishna over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement that India might vote in support of the US-backed resolution.The Lankan Foreign Minister asked India to reconsider its decision to vote against Sri Lanka. The country, however, promised a fair inquiry into the allegations regarding war crimes. The Prime Minister had also claimed that normalcy was returning to the Tamil areas of Sri Lanka.DMK chief Karunanidhi welcomed the Prime Minister’s statement and said, “I welcome the Prime Minister’s statement. We will wait to see the final decision.” He also announced that the DMK will fast on March 22 for Sri Lankan Tamils.The DMK and the AIADMK had been stepping up pressure on the Centre to vote in favour of the resolution and take a strong stand against Sri Lanka. (Ibn Live)
The Government today expressed willingness to hold a debate in Parliament on the coal tender controversy.Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake requested the debate during Parliament sittings today. Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, responding to the request, said that committees have been appointed to investigate the allegations on the deal.However he said if the opposition wants a debate then the Government is ready to further discuss the allegations through the debate in Parliament. (Colombo Gazette)
“Liberia is facing a jobs crisis that is virtually unprecedented anywhere in the world today; more than four out of five citizens are unemployed,” UN International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia told 4,000 delegates meeting in Geneva at a special session on Liberia, which President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also addressed.”Your presence here sends the strongest possible signal to the world community and development cooperation partners to give urgent focus to the priority of immediate job creation in Liberia,” Mr. Somavia told President Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected woman head of State.“This is a real call to action,” the Liberian President said. “I want to challenge this audience to attend this call with urgency.”Liberia’s national agenda “encapsulates a vision deeply rooted in our determination to humanize and restore dignity to the Liberian labour force,” with a special focus on areas of priority such as child labour, human trafficking, women empowerment and labour relations, she said. “I come to advance a different agenda and partnership with the ILO on behalf of Liberia and other nations,” President Johnson Sirleaf said, mentioning the development of an Emergency Employment Programme leading to a long-term Employment Action Programme.These labour-intensive initiatives are expected to employ more than 1,500 persons per month in several areas of rehabilitation and reconstruction, she said. “We need the support and resources. The rebirth of our nation will rest on the emergency programme in the short run.” Mr. Somavia replied that the ILO fully supports Liberia. “We stand with you in taking immediate and concrete action” to advance the country’s employment initiatives.Ms. Johnson Sirleaf later signed the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, adopted by the ILO in February to improve labour standards for the global maritime sector. The move made Liberia, with one of the world’s leading shipping sectors, the first country to sign the pact.The issue of Liberia’s development challenges was one of the “Ten Stories the World Should Hear More About” released by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) on 15 May.
Digital data capture and WS2 caged nano particles provide greater benefits to clients. Techenomics is building on its core oil analysis and fluid management expertise by entering the digital data age and demonstrating the benefits gained by using WS2 caged nano particles.Both projects aim to provide greater benefits for customers, enabling them to get more from their oil and lubricants – saving money, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.These value-adding projects have been showcased by Techenomics in a series of forums in Australia, Singapore and Indonesia in the past few weeks, including at last week’s Indonesia Miner Conference in Jakarta.“Both initiatives utilise state-of-the-art technology and form part of Techenomics transition from an Industry 3.0 predictive maintenance provider to an Industry 4.0 proactive maintenance company,” Techenomics CEO Chris Adsett says.To reach the goal of empowering clients with real time data, Techenomics is building its digital data capability, which includes developing remote live sensors to capture data from important components of engines and equipment.As part of this work, Techenomics is embarking on a series of trials in Batam, Indonesia. The trials on stationary engines will test how the development of sensors to capture data is progressing.Murdoch University Engineering student Brice Gower is working to enable the capture of digital data into Techenomics’ Blue Oceans software using sensors adapted by Techenomics and the trials form an important aspect of this work.Rather than the company’s current system whereby samples are taken every 250 hours with a two-day turnaround, real time data capture will enable samples to be taken every second with a 10-second response time.There are multiple points of contamination with the current system and no external factors are accounted for while remote sensors will allow for feed-forward disturbance rejection and contextual data will be added to the database.“The sensors will build on Techenomics’ 20-plus years of historical data collection, enabling our failure analysts to train an Artificial Intelligence to provide proactive maintenance advice in real time,” Adsett says.“The digital era has dawned for the mining industry and the future success of companies involved in all parts of the mining process will be determined by how well they embrace the technology made possible by this step-change. It is no good just saying that the industry will recover and grow by doing the same things it has done successfully in the past.”In a similar way, tungsten disulphide (WS2) caged nano particles enable clients to get more from their oil and lubricants, thus decreasing fuel consumption, reducing engine wear and maintenance intervals, and, importantly, reducing harmful emissions.Techenomics is distributing the WS2 product and was fortunate to have leading US-based nano-technology expert Dr George Diloyan outline the benefits during a series of forums. He played a leading role in the development of the unique particles by Nanotech Industrial Solutions in his role as Head of Research.The particles are spherical which comes from precise control and manufacturing and utilise the superior properties of tungsten. They are just 0.1 of a micron in size which, unlike most other additives, means they pass through all filters, including sub micro filters.During the forums Diloyan outlined how WS2 was used in a power plant, generating savings in excess of six times the cost of the additives and a power increase of 58.8% in used engines. He also explained how weld loads increased 2-3 times by adding WS2 to grease.Adsett says the roadshows proved a success with plenty of interest shown and a number of potential trials of the product to be arranged.
As a society we can’t and won’t allow the authorities abdicate their responsibilities to underpin this childcare sector and the investment must come from the State rather than pushing back on the sector and hard pressed parents to foot the bill. THE CHIEF-DESIGNATE of the Child and Family Agency has apologised for not making creche inspection reports publicly available during his time as National Director of Children and Family Services in the HSE.Speaking on RTÉ Radio One’s This Week programme today, Gordon Jeyes said “it should have happened but it didn’t”.“I apologise for that…It was in a queue of things to happen. It was resource-restricted. We should have done it. We are doing it now.”It is understood that all past inspections will be put online within weeks.Jeyes described Prime Time’s investigation into childcare provisions at three creches in Dublin and Wicklow as a “wake-up call” for those in the sector.“Much of the documentary, albeit in a very vivid and effective way, was reinforcing what inspectors were saying in their reports,” he added.Registrations fee Jeyes believes that childcare services should not be solely dependent on taxpayers. He has proposed the introduction of a “significant registration fee” for all early childhood services. The monies raised would contribute to the regulation and improvement of the system.The reform plans, which have been prioritised, were welcomed by Early Childhood Ireland, a representative group for 3,330 preschool and full daycare providers.However, the organisation noted that it is still waiting on “an outline of targets, timelines and investment to make this a reality” from the yet-to-be-established HSE agency. A registration fee is common in other jurisdictions, including the UK. It usually ranges between €200 and €300 but that would not cover the cost of required reforms, according to Early Childhood Ireland.“When having this whole discussion it must be recognised that only 5 per cent of the notified services in the country are chains. All the rest employ on average 5 people and look after 30 children.Of course private services should invest in their services and should fund training. And the majority of them do. This will be a requirement of registration and the operator would be required to have their training in place before opening.Commenting on the nature of inspection reports, the body said breaches can often be explained “very clearly to parents and given context”.“Right now staff are demoralised in services across the country and we must take steps to show confidence in them and to support them.”Inspection regime ‘inconsistent’The group also welcomed Jeyes’ call for a national debate about the childcare sector, the budgets set, and the priority given by government, but said he was “wrong” when he says that “inspection is not the problem, enforcement is”.The inspection regime across the country has serious limitations and now is the time for action. It is inconsistent, putting too much focus on the quality of the physical environment rather than the quality of the learning experience and the wellbeing of the child. Furthermore, statistics regarding breaches, post the Primetime investigation, are being bandied about, without any proper analysis and separation of the major versus minor breaches.The group said the fact that all new inspection reports are to be put online in a matter of weeks was to be welcomed, but warned that in doing this the HSE “must ensure that the inspection standards and how reports are written is consistent and it must include a right of reply for the operators”.A number of inspection reports were released to the Sunday Times, which published details of them today. They reveal complaints of children “escaping” from creches, as well as allegations of verbal and physical abuse and claims that some staff had criminal records.Responding to comments made by Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald, Early Childhood Ireland said it was pleased by stated intention to bring the whole sector up to a basic level 5 by 2014 – saying that will require a ringfenced training fund immediately.“However, we are concerned to see reports today (Sunday Business Post) that the second free preschool year has been ruled out for introduction in this year’s budget by Minister Fitzgerald and this is something we will take up directly with the Minister and her department,” the group said in a statement. “We know that many of the early childhood care and education centres are ready right now to meet the high standard quality criteria for a second free preschool year and these services could serve as a model for other services.”Additional reporting by Jennifer WadeProfit-making childhood services to pay ‘significant registration fee’In letter to parents, creche ‘does not accept general thrust’ of RTÉ footageDid you miss the Prime Time creche expose? Here’s what happened
The Manchester City manager is happy about how his team is performing, but he believes Sterling’s goal was simply awesomeAfter Manchester City defeated Newcastle 2-1, the Citizens’ coach Pep Guardiola praised one of his footballers.To the Catalan, Raheem Sterling played very intelligently and his goal was simply awesome.“He made a fantastic goal and he fought a lot,” Guardiola told reporters as per a Goal article.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“Especially in the second half, he played so cleverly. He moves the way we need him to move to help the team to be stable.”“The wingers are so important to make stability in our team and he did it quite well,” he said.“They [the players] know me. They convince me [and] I am satisfied the moment they run and do everything.”“The mistakes without the ball [and when] taking decisions – it is part of the process. So, it’s no problem,” he concluded.
Updated: 8:05 PM John Soderman, KUSI Newsroom October 10, 2018 Posted: October 10, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — An unidentified dead man was found drifting in the ocean off the coast of Mission Beach Wednesday, authorities reported.The body was floating about 2 1/2 miles from shore when a fisherman on a boat spotted it shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to police.City lifeguards and harbor-police personnel retrieved the corpse and brought it to their main dock on Quivira Court on Mission Bay. Homicide detectives were dispatched to investigate the fatality “out of an abundance of caution,” San Diego Police Lt. Anthony Dupree said.The body, dressed only in surfer-style shorts, bore no obvious signs of traumatic injuries. A potentially suspicious factor in the case, however, was a chain wrapped around the dead man’s waist, though it might have been used simply as a belt or clothing accessory, the lieutenant said.The deceased appeared to have been roughly 30 to 40 years old at the time of his death, according to Dupree.The county Medical Examiner’s Office was called in to take custody of the body for identification and autopsy purposes. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Police investigating body found off Mission Beach coast John Soderman, KUSI Newsroom,