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NASA drops spacecraft into orbit around potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu

first_img NASA 5:24 NASA’s on a mission to collect space dirt from a potentially… NASA InSight lander rocks its journey to Mars: A view in pictures 22 Photos NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. NASA also released a GIF of the various surveys Osiris-Rex carried out after arriving at Bennu in early December The series of images, captured between Nov. 30 and Dec. 31, helped the team more accurately determine Bennu’s mass, which ensured that the orbital insertion would proceed smoothly. You can see the GIF, captured by Osiris-Rex’s black-and-white NavCam, below:Enlarge ImageOsiris-Rex surveyed 101955 Bennu before slipping into orbit on December 31.  NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin Space The orbital period, lasting until mid-February, is expected to provide additional details about Bennu’s gravity, orientation and spin, along with a better understanding of its mass. All those observations should lead to completing one of the chief objectives for Osiris-Rex: retrieve a sample from Bennu’s surface and fly it back to Earth. In 2020, the spacecraft will extend a specially designed arm, called Tagsam, for a brief high-five with the asteroid. The arm will blow nitrogen gas onto the surface of Bennu, kicking up handfuls of dirt, which the spacecraft will fly back to Earth in 2023.A successful pickpocketing will give scientists a more detailed look at the kind of compounds that make up the potentially hazardous object.Bennu is the near-Earth object that’s second most likely to collide with our planet, only outranked by an asteroid known as 1950 DA on NASA’s Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale. Though they’re ranked as hazardous, the actual likelihood they would ever collide with Earth is incredibly low — Bennu could smack into Earth between 2169 and 2199. 1950 DA shouldn’t trouble you at all. If it were to hit, that impact wouldn’t occur until 2880. Sci-Techcenter_img Comments Now playing: Watch this: 2 Fly, Osiris-Rex! Fly! NASA/Goddard Visiting a distant, icy world that looks like a snowman certainly had space enthusiasts enraptured in the first days of 2019, but some other historic NASA news slipped through in the final hours of 2018 — and it might reveal just as much about our solar system.The asteroid-chasing Osiris-Rex (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) performed its own historic maneuver on New Year’s Eve. An eight-second thruster burn on Dec. 31 placed the spacecraft in orbit around 101955 Bennu, which drifts through the solar system’s asteroid belt between the Earth and Mars.By inserting itself into orbit around Bennu, Osiris-Rex will survey the asteroid from a distance of only about 1 mile (1.75 kilometers) from its center. Bennu’s small size creates an incredibly tiny gravitational force, so maintaining that orbit will require lots of little adjustments, made by NASA and its collaborating organizations. “The gravity of Bennu is so small, forces like solar radiation and thermal pressure from Bennu’s surface become much more relevant and can push the spacecraft around in its orbit much more than if it were orbiting around Earth or Mars, where gravity is by far the most dominant force,” said Dan Wibben, maneuver and trajectory design lead. Tags Share your voicelast_img read more

Relaxed National Unity leaders set to take next course

first_img* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten by Nusrat Nowrin. Jatiya Oikya Prokriya convener Kamal Hossain speaks at a press conference at National Press Club on Saturday. Photo: Prothom Alo As ‘Jatiya Oikya Front’ or National Unity Front has taken a shape, leaders of the new opposition coalition have found double delight.They have been happy, in the first place, with the formation of the anti-government coalition that demands restoration of democracy through free and fair elections and pledges change in political culture.Simultaneously, some opposition leaders said, they have got relief from possible embarrassment that could have been created for inclusion of former president Badruddoza Chowdhury’s Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh despite their uncomfortable relations.It took months of negotiations among the key leaders and their friends to unite the parties and civic groups of different streams to come to a common platform with common causes. The final announcement came on Saturday.Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Gano Forum led by Kamal Hossain, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal ASM Abdur Rab and Nagarik Oikya convenor Mahmudur Rahman are the major players in the new coalition. B Chowdhury was absent at the final moment. Now, senior leaders of the coalition, said they are planning public rallies and other forms of protests, at divisional and district levels, to create pressure of public opinion on the government to realise their 7-point demand and 11 goals.The programme will be chalked out in a day or two, some leaders told Prothom Alo on Sunday, a day after the announcement.However, the programmes will be chalked out with some sort of support from the key components of the 20-party alliance led by the BNP. But, Jamaat-e-Islam, a party to the alliance, will not be included in the process of announcing or observing the programmes, leaders said.Jamaat has also accepted the reality, its leaders admitted.The talk of the town in the past two days was whether B Chowdhury-led BDB was excluded or itself pulled out from the process.The leaked phone conversation between Nagarik Oikya’s Manna and BDB joint secretary general Mahi B Chowdhury went viral and created widespread controversies in the political arena.It was heard that Mahi called the move to form National Unity Front without them as “an anti-state conspiracy” and when asked about it, Manna said, “Is it an important issue? I don’t want to reckon it to be so important.”Several senior leaders of BNP, Jukto Front (United Front) and Oikya Prokriya (Unity Process) said the gap between BDB leaders and others widened day by day as some of them were not comfortable in the past several meetings.BDB leader B Chowdhury earlier floated the United Front later joined by Rab, Manna and a few others while Kamal Hossain, during the negotiation process, first called for “National Unity Process” as a platform to bring all together.The BDB assigned retention of Jamaat in the BNP’s alliance as an objectionable point but other leaders of the unity process believe the ‘actual reason’ behind the BDB’s ‘excuse’ is different.A senior Jukto Front leader, who declined to be named, explained that the distance between top BNP leadership and B Chowdhury and his son Mahi B Chowdhury could not be minimised despite the BNP’s willingness to join hands for greater unity.Also, the leaders said, there was a palpable tension between B Chowdhury and Kamal Hossain over the issue of the coalition’s leadership.Some leaders of the coalition were apprehensive of the movement of the BDB as they felt the process of forming the alliance was being ‘deliberately’ delayed. The reason for such delay was believed to be business relations of the two key leaders of BDB with the government quarters.Still, BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said they ‘tried hard to include them (BDB leaders) into the [new] coalition. We are still optimistic about their joining.”About the complaints of avoiding BDB against the BNP,  Moudud said it is useless to blame others when the BDB leaders have cleared their position by demanding certain number of parliamentary seats, a demand which, the BNP leader termed politically unrealistic.Unity process leader Subrata Chowdhury ruled out the BDB’s claims, saying that they came up with a varieties of demands including 150 seats, post of prime minister or president and Jamaat issue.”We’re tired of such demands.”Mahi B Chowdhury countered with argument about Jamaat, “I don’t know whether there is any committee of Jamaat in my constituency (Munshiganj-1)… B Chowdhury was elected president with votes of members of parliament. Jamaat’s votes were not required.”Another issue created gap between the coalition leaders. The draft declaration, prepared by Gano Forum, JSD and Nagarik Oikyo leaders, spoke of political parties imbued with spirit of struggle for independence while B Chowdhury inserted a negative list of ‘parties that directly or indirectly opposed independence’.Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, BNP standing committee member, said, “The liberation war in ’71 was caused by demand for democracy and self-rule.  History would have been different, had Pakistan accepted the results of 1970 elections. Today’s demand of the countrymen is to restore democracy and right to vote. If anyone takes stance against this, we will eventually call them anti-liberation forces.”last_img read more

Watch out for these roadworks affecting your journeys across the area this

first_imgFull list of roadworks M6, A500 and A50 Bridge to close for seven months Stoke-on-Trent Stafford Borough, Rugeley, Uttoxeter Staffordshire Moorlandscenter_img South Cheshire Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDrivers are being warned to expect traffic and travel delays due to roadworks across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire this coming week. Motorists hitting the roads of Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them – including on major routes such as the M6 motorway, the A500 and the A50. The following roadworks are taking place in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire between Monday October 22 and Sunday October 28. This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. The list is broken down by local authority area (Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle Borough, Staffordshire Moorlands and Stafford Borough) – with the M6 , A500 and A50 separate because they fall under the remit of Highways England), and a section on roadworks near Uttoxeter for anyone who lives or works in the East Staffordshire town. If you only want information about roadworks in a particular area click the links below, or scroll down for the full lists. All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreRoadworks from October 22 until October 28 M6 (from Junction 19 to Junction 12, listings north to south): The M6 southbound between junctions J19 and J18: Three lanes closed from 22:00 on 20 October 2018 to 06:00 on 21 October 2018 The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J19: Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 3 November 2018. Two lanes closed The M6 southbound exit slip at Knutsford Services: From 22:00 on 20 October 2018 to 06:00 on 21 October 2018. One lane closed. The M6 northbound between junctions J18 and J19: Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 3 November 2018. Three lanes closed. The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J18: From 22:00 on 20 October 2018 to 06:00 on 21 October 2018. Two lanes closed The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J17: From 22:00 on 25 October 2018 to 06:00 on 26 October 2018. Two lanes closed The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J16: Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 October 2018 to 25 October 2018. Two lanes closed The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J16: From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Two lanes closed. The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J14: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 29 October 2018 to 3 November 2018. Two lanes closed Revealed: Extra 20,000 GP appointments are being created under £600k plan to ease winter pressure in Stoke-on-Trent A500 (from junction with J16 of the M6 to junction 15 of the M6, listings north to south): Northbound from A527: Two lanes closed from 21:00 on 24 October 2018 to 04:30 on 25 October 2018 The A38 northbound exit slip to the A50: Expect disruption everyday between 19:30 and 05:00 from 22 October 2018 to 27 October 2018. Two lanes closed. The A38 southbound exit slip to the A50: Expect disruption everyday between 19:30 and 05:00 from 22 October 2018 to 27 October 2018. Two lanes closed. A50 (from Sideway Roundabout/A500 to junction with the A38 (Toyota Island) in Derbyshire, listings west to east): The A50 eastbound entry slip from the A522: Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 22 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. One lane closed. The A50 eastbound exit slip to the A522: Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 22 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. One lane closed. Dozens of fed-up residents call for restrictions to BAN Stoke City fans from parking on their estate Stoke-on-Trent: A53: Roadworks and roadclosures on A53 Leek New Road from Horn and Trumpet public house to junction with Norton Lane/Newton Crescent, with work taking place overnight. Until October 22. Adderley Green: Give and take traffic control near the bus depot from October 23 until October 25 Bentilee: Multi-way traffic signals on Dividy Road between number 101 and number 171 from September 7 until December 7 Burslem: Give and take traffic control on Waterloo Road near junction with Bursley Road from October 24 until October 26 Burslem: Give and take traffic control on Waterloo Road near junction with Queen Street from October 24 until October 26 Chell: Roadworks and road closures on A527 Biddulph Road near junction with Peck Mill Lane from October 18 until November 2 Cobridge: Carriageway incursion on Leek New Road near Elder Road from October 23 until October 25 Cobridge: Give and take traffic control on Leek New Road near junction with Sandbach Road from October 17 until October 24 Dresden: Two way traffic signals on Cocknage Road near Chaplin Road from October 12 until November 8 Dresden: Roadworks and road closure on Belgrave Road from October 22 until November 2 Etruria: Carriageway incursion on Clough Street near The Kitchen and Bedroom Workshop from October 15 until October 22 Hanley: Roadworks and road closure on Slippery Lane until October 30 Hartshill: Two way traffic lights on B5045 Shelton New Road near rear of 12 Basford Court from October 18 until October 22 Hartshill: Two way traffic lights on B5045 Shelton New Road near number 476 from October 25 until October 31 Longton: Roadworks and road closures on Market Street and Commerce Street from June 5 until November 30 Longton: Carriageway incursion on King Street from October 16 until October 23 Northwood: Carriageway incursion on Bucknall Old Road from October 13 until October 22 Norton: Roadworks and some road closures on Bellerton Lane from October 18 until November 9 Reginald Mitchell Way: Give and take traffic controls on Reginald Mitchell Way near the A500 from October 25 until October 29 Shelton: Ashford Street closed until November 10 Shelton: Roadworks, traffic control and lane closures on Shelton New Road, Shearer Street, Bedford Road, Bedford Street, Lower Bedford Street, Davis Street and Lomas Street from October 19 until November 26 Stoke: Carriageway incursion on A5006 Campbell Road from October 18 until October 22 Stoke: Multi-way traffic signals on London Road near mini roundabout outside Port Meirion from October 4 until October 24 Stoke: Two way traffic signals on Stanley Matthews Way, near Stoke Audi, from October 28 until October 31 Stoke: Multi-way traffic lights on Stoke Road at the railway bridge from October 25 until October 26 Tunstall: Multi-way traffic lights on Harewood Street from September 25 until January 14 2019 Tunstall: Multi-way traffic lights on High Street near the Cheshire Cheese from October 28 until October 30 Tunstall: Roadworks and road closures on Lascelles Street from September 10 until November 5 Weston Coyney: Some carriageway incursion near number 276 from October 24 until October 26 Read MoreFestival Park is ready to welcome a new discount store (and it’ll even be selling clothes!) Newcastle Borough: Aston: Roadworks and road closure on Minn Bank from October 22 until October 23 Baldwins Gate/Blackbrook: Multi-way traffic lights at junction of A53 and A51 near The Swan with Two Necks from October 18 until October 22 Baldwins Gate: Multi-way traffic lights at Newcastle Road/Woodside from October 15 until October 26 Balterley: Two way traffic signals on B5500 Balterley Green Road near Back Lane on October 23 Betley: Two way traffic lights on Main Road near Mere Cottage from October 25 until October 29 Bradwell: Two way traffic lights along Bradwell Lane until November 30 Madeley Park: Two way traffic lights on Manor Road from October 18 until October 24 Newcastle: Multi-way traffic lights on Higherland and Drayton Street from October 26 until November 8 Newcastle: Roadworks and road closure on A53 King Street near the Borough Arms hotel from October 12 until November 15. Newcastle: Carriageway incursion on B5044 Silverdale Road near Silverdale Motors from October 15 until October 26 Porthill: Multi-way traffic signals on Oakland Avenue and Inglewood Drive from September 17 until November 1 Reginald Mitchell Way: Give and take traffic controls on Reginald Mitchell Way near the A500 from October 25 until October 29 Silverdale: Multi-way traffic lights on High Street from junction with Mill Street to Parkfields Close from September 7 until October 18 Silverdale: Roadworks and Road closure on Hollywood Lane until March 20 2019 Read MoreTrainee accountant injured two cyclists while trying to overtake at junction – and one was left with FOUR fractures to his pelvis Staffordshire Moorlands: Biddulph: Two way traffic signals on Woodhouse Lane from October 23 until October 26 Cheadle: Multi-way traffic lights on Tape Street outside number 79 from October 22 until October 24 Forsbrook: Two way traffic signals on Draycott Old Road from September 26 until October 26 Hollington: Two way traffic signals on Main Road outside the Old Smithy from March 14 until December 4. Ipstones: Roadworks and road closure on Belmont Road from October 22 until October 26 Kingsley: Two way traffic signals on Holt Lane in Kingsley from October 17 until October 23 Leek: Multi-way traffic signals on Abbotts Road from September 10 until November 1 Leek: Multi-way traffic signals at junction of Ball Haye Green, Haregate Road and Novi Lane from September 10 until November 1 Leek: Multi-way traffic signals on Broad Street at junction with Hartington Street on October 22 Leek: Roadworks and road closures on Brunswick Street from October 8 until October 29 Leek: Roadworks at junction of Buxton Road and Prince Street until November 7 Leek: Multi-way traffic signals at junction of Carlton Terrace near junction with Prince Street from October 12 until November 8 Leek: Give and take traffic control on A53 Newcastle Road near Woodcroft Avenue from October 22 until October 29 Leek: Traffic lights on Osborne Street until November 2 Rudyard: Two way traffic signals on A523 Macclesfield Road from October 15 until November 2 outside Packsaddle Hollow Rushton Spencer: Two way traffic signals on Leek Old Road from Hillside to Outside Rivendell on October 26 Warslow: Multi-way traffic lights on Longnor Road, Leek Road and Onecote Road on October 26 Whiston: Two way traffic signals near Leys House on Main Road on October 25 Whiston: Black Lane closed for work to be carried out on disused railway bridge from September 17 until October 26 Read MoreThis city centre car park is closing for THREE months (but it’s good news for Winter Wonderland!) Stafford Borough: Adbaston: Roadworks and road closure on Main Road near Marsh Meadow from October 22 until November 23 Beffcote (near Gnosall): Stop/go boards on Gnosall Road near the Adstones from October 19 until October 23 Bradley: Two way signals on Mitton Road from October 19 until October 23 Cocknage: Roadworks and road closure on Barlaston Road from junction with Cocknage Road to Woodpark Lane from October 24 until October 26 Creswell: Two way traffic signals on A5013 Creswell Grove outside number 28 from October 22 until October 24 Creswell: Two way traffic signals on A5013 Eccleshall Road outside Woodhouse Holdngs from October 23 until October 29 Eccleshall: Roadworks and road closure on Green Lane from October 15 until November 9 Eccleshall: Carriageway incursion on B5026 Stone Road near number 24 from October 18 until October 30 Ellenhall: Two way traffic signals on Bridle Lane from October 15 until October 26 Fulford: Two way signals on Fulford Road opposite Sandyrocks from October 17 until October 25 Haughton: Multi-way traffic signals on Newport Road outside Royds Close on October 28 Hilderstone: Two way signals on B5066 Sandon Road outside Field House from October 19 until October 23 Great Haywood: Two way signals on Little Tixall Lane near the A51 on October 22. Meaford: Roadworks and road closure at canal bridge on Rookery Lane from October 8 until October 28 Rough Close: Two way signals on Windmill Hill outside Heath Cottage from October 24 until October 26 Stone: Roadworks and some overnight closures at Aston Roundabout from August 20 until November 2 Stone: Two way signals on Eccleshall Road B5026 from October 22 until October 26 Stone: Multi-way traffic signals on Lichfield Road from October 26 until October 29 Stone: Two way signals on B5027 Newcastle Road outside number 154 from October 22 until October 25 Spotacre: Two way signals on B5066 Hilderstone Road outside Stanley House Farm from October 23 until October 25 Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Baswich Lane near the canal bridge from September 10 until December 14 Stafford: Temporary traffic lights on Beaconside until April 2019 Stafford: Two way signals on Cannock Road near the new development at the police HQ site from October 25 until November 6 Stafford: Multi-way traffic signals on Drummond Road from October 15 until November 30 Stafford: Two way traffic signals on A5013 Eccleshall Road from October 22 until November 2 Stafford: Multi-way signals on Parkside Avenue at junction with Aldershaw Close from October 22 until November 2 Stafford: Two way signals on Shackleton Way from October 24 until November 6 Stafford: Roadworks and road closures on Shakespeare Road, Coleridge Drive, Tennyson Road and Somerset Road from August 6 until November 9 Stafford: Give and take traffic control on Silkmore Lane between numbers 195 and 201 from October 18 until October 22. Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Thorneyfields Lane in Castle Bank over M6 until April 2019 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Tipping Street on October 23 Stafford: Two way signals on West Way near junction with Coleridge Drive from October 12 until October 25 Weston: Two way signals on Weston Bank near junction with Brick Kiln Lane on October 28 There’s still time for you to object to this McDonald’s having a 24-hour drive-thru – here’s how Uttoxeter and surrounding areas of East Staffordshire: Doveridge: Give and take traffic control on Derby Road from October 22 until October 24 Rocester: Two way signals on Dove Lane from October 22 until October 26 Rocester: Two way traffic signals on Station Road near junction with Woodseat from October 24 until October 26 Uttoxeter: Multi-way traffic lights on Balance Street from October 21 until October 24. Uttoxeter: Give and take traffic control on Carter Street from October 21 and October 24 Uttoxeter: Two way signals on A522 New Road from October 24 until October 26 Uttoxeter: Multi-way traffic signals from the junction with the A522 New Road and Bentley Road to the access into JCB World Parts Centre until November 18. Uttoxeter: Roadworks and road closure on A522 from October 4 until January 18 2019. Rugeley: Rugeley: Give and take traffic control on Sandy Lane from October 25 until October 26 Rugeley: Multi-way traffic signals on Heron Street at junction with Forge Road from October 22 until October 24 Read More’It’s like a ghost town’ – Barber to shut up shop after 22 YEARS in town centre South Cheshire: A500: Lane closure at Mermeoor Roundabout/Shavington bypass from October 25 until October 26 A500: Lane closure at Crewe Green Link Roundabout from October 25 until October 26 A500: Lane closure at Shavington Bypass Roundabout in Shavingtom Cum Gresty from October 25 until October 26 A500: Lane closure at Cheerbrook roundabout from October 25 until October 26 Alsager: Multi-way signals on B5078 Chells Hill in Betchon at the junction of Sandbach Road from October 22 until November 9 Alsager: Carriageway incursion on Close Lane from October 10 until October 29 Alsager: Multi-way traffic signals on Hellyar Brook Road at the junction with Dunnocksfold Road from October 17 until October 23 Alsager: Carriageway incursion on Linley Road on October 22 Alsager: Stop/go boards on Pikemere Road on October 22 Betchton: Two way traffic signals on A50 Newcastle Road over Lynnhouse Bridge Bosley: Two way traffic lights on Tunstall Road near Bosley Wood Treatment until February 2019. Congleton: Carriageway incursion on Longdown Road from October 17 until October 23 Congleton: Roadworks and road closure on Fol Hollow from A34 Newcastle Road until Bankyfields Crescent from October 16 until October 24 Congleton: Two way traffic signals on A527 Park Lane from October 19 until October 25 Congleton: Carriageway incursion on Walfield Avenue from October 15 until October 30 Crewe: Multi-way traffic signals at junction of Bleasdale Road and Rydal Mount from October 18 until November 1 Crewe: Carriageway incursion on Broughton Road from September 24 until November 2 Crewe: Ongoing roadworks at Crewe Green Roundabout until December 1 Crewe: Carriageway incursion on A534 Crewe Road from October 18 until October 22 (outside number 332) Crewe: Two way traffic signals on Dunwoody Way from Dunwoody Way Roundabout from October 22 until November 16 Crewe: Road closures and roadworks on Franklyn Avenue from October 22 until October 24 Crewe: Give and take traffic control on Hungerford Road near number 339A from October 25 until October 26 Crewe: Carriageway incursions and road closures on Mablins Lane near Sunnyside Place until November 4 Crewe: Roadworks on Maw Green Road until October 31 Crewe: Multi-way traffic signals at junction Middlewich Road/Wistaston Green Road from July 23 until October 25. Crewe: Give and take traffic control on Middlewich Street from October 19 until October 22 Crewe: Stop/go boards on A5019 Mill Street from October 26 until October 29 Crewe: Stop/go boards on Moreton Road from October 17 until October 23 Crewe: Give and take traffic control on Nelson Street from October 22 until October 24 Crewe: Multi-way traffic signals on Parkers Road near the Eight Farmers from October 15 until October 29 Crewe: Roadworks and road closure on Ruskin Road on October 22. Crewe: Roadworks and traffic signals at junction of Somerville Street/Lunt Avenue and Claremont Road until October 29 Crewe: Sydney Road closed from midnight on Saturday October 26 until 7am on Sunday October 27 Crewe: Roadworks and road closure on A532 West Street on October 22 Crewe: Two way signals on West Street outside number 268 from October 24 until October 30 Crewe: Carriagewway on West Street near junction of Frank Webb Avenue on October 27 Crewe: Roadworks and road closure on Wheatley Road from October 22 until October 23 Crewe: Roadworks and road closure around the railway bridge on Wistaston Road from September 20 until November 11 Hough: Two way traffic signals on Cobbs Lane from October 26 until October 30 Hough: Two way traffic signals on Newcastle Road from October 23 until October 26 Minshull Vernon: Two way traffic signals on Eardswick Lane near High Farm from October 24 until October 26 Moreton: Two way traffic signals near junction with Newcastle Road from October 22 until October 24 Nantwich: Multi-way traffic lights at junction of Arnhold Street and Cowfields from October 23 until October 25. Nantwich: Stop/go boards on Blankney Avenue on October 22 Nantwich: Stop/go boards on Edmund Wright Way from September 28 until November 2 Nantwich: Roadworks overnight at level crossing on B5074 London Road from October 25 until October 26 Nantwich: Carriageway incursions on A530 Peter Destapleigh Way from October 1 until October 26 Nantwich: Carriageway incursion on Pillory Street on October 28 Nantwich: Two way signals on Wybunbury Lane at the side of the Cedars from October 24 until October 26 Odd Rode: Multi-way traffic signals at junction of Grays Close and The Bank from October 15 until October 26 Rode Heath: Stop/go boards on Heath Avenue on October 22 Sandbach: Carriageway incursion on Bradwall Road near junction with Chapel Street from October 24 until October 26 Sandbach: Plant Lane closed at Canal Bridge on October 24 and October 26 Sandbach: Multi-way traffic lights on A534 Congleton Road at the junction with Holmes Chapel Road on October 28 Sandbach: Carriageway incursion on High Street near numbers 40-42 from October 21 until October 23. Sandbach: Two way signals on A533 Middlewich Road near Turnpike Court and Co-op from October 25 until October 26 Sandbach: Carriageway incursion on B5079 Station Road near Moss Lane from October 22 until November 5 Scholar Green: Roadworks and road closures at the canal birdge on Little Moss Lane from September 26 until October 24 Scholar Green: Road closure on Nursery Lane on October 27 Smallwood: Road closure on Church Lane on October 26 Somerford: Carriageway incursion on A54 Holmes Chapel Road at Braken Barns from October 22 until October 26 Stapeley: Stop/go boards on A529 Broad Lane near Primary School on October 24 Stapeley: Two way traffic signals on First Dig Lane from October 19 until October 25 Wildboarclough: A54 Buxton Road closed in both directions until November 4. Willaston: Carriageway incursion on Cheerbrook Road from October 22 until October 24 Willaston: Multi-way traffic signals at junction of Wybunbury Road and Cheerbrook Road from October 26 until October 30 Willaston: Roadworks and lane closure at Peacock Roundabout (Crewe Road/Nantwich Bypass) until October 7 Willaston: Roadworks and road closure at level crossing on Wistaston Road on October 28 Willaston: Carriageway incursion on Wistaston Road near junction with Moorfields and Gladstone Street from October 24 until October 26 Wybunbury/Shavington: Roadworks and road closure on Dig Lane from October 27 until October 29 Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . Newcastle Boroughlast_img read more

Dominican Republic throws Beat the Winter Blues party today in Toronto

first_img Share TORONTO — Looking to lift your spirits on Blue Monday? The Dominican Republic Tourism Board, CBC and 40 merengue dancers will heat up Yonge-Dundas Square with a live event today at noon. The ‘Beat the Winter Blues’ party, designed to chase away winter in a flurry of music and dance, will feature dancers, virtual reality lenses, giant postcards and a live giveaway of a trip to Punta Cana.The event, hosted by CBC Music’s Julia Nesrallah and sponsored by Sunwing, will run from 12-1 p.m. and is free of charge to the public. Co-op Taxi drivers across the GTA bearing Dominican Republic advertising will be playing merengue music for customers, and offering $10 coupons toward a future taxi ride.People who are unable to attend the Beat the Winter Blues party can enter a second draw for a trip to Punta Cana by visiting CBC.ca/BeatTheBlues until Feb. 26, 2017.In addition to live dance performances, visitors will be able to take photos of themselves in front of life-sized photographs and visualize their own tropical getaway through a virtual reality lens inside a heated tent. The virtual reality experience is also available on the Xplr VR app from Google Play or the App Store.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJRich in history, the Dominican Republic has developed into a diverse destination welcoming more than 714,000 Canadian visitors each year. Visitor increases from Western gateways have been particularly strong, with Vancouver up 11% and Calgary up 22% last year, according to the tourism board.“We are seeing very strong numbers and have the highest amount of repeat guests of all the islands because we have the beach combined with the history. But it’s really the character of our people and the level of service that are most important,” said Abdalah Castillo, Chair of the Dominican Republic Tourism Board Canada.Golfing continues to be a large draw to the island. Named #1 Golf Destination in Caribbean & Latin America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, the Dominican Republic boasts 25 designer golf courses. Some estimates show that golf business in the Punta Cana area is growing at a rate of 35% per annum.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsThe Dominican Republic and the tourism board are also excited about infrastructure improvements that make travel around the island even easier. Now it is possible to go from culture to beach in just an hour and 45 minutes (down from four hours), from Punta Cana to Santa Domingo. In addition, significant investment is being made in Puerto Plata to the promenade, plus there’ll be a brand new amphitheater for the world-renowned jazz festival.For more information visit, GoDominicanRepublic.com.Check out a video from the event: Travelweek Group Posted by Monday, January 16, 2017 center_img Dominican Republic throws ‘Beat the Winter Blues’ party today in Toronto << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Dominican Republiclast_img read more