Transfer gossip: Second Fulham deal said to have collapsed on deadline day

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham came close to signing striker Anastasios Karamanos in the closing hours of the transfer window, according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola.The Whites had already failed to land Aboubakar Kamara from Amiens, leaving Ivorian forward Cyriac as their sole addition on deadline day.And A Bola now suggests Karamanos – currently on loan at Portuguese top-flight side Feirense – was also a target for Slavisa Jokanovic.The newspaper claims the 26-year-old travelled to London to seal a deal, but a fee could not be agreed with his parent club, Olympiakos.QPR reportedly tried to sign Villa manEmbed from Getty ImagesThe Birmingham Mail have followed up speculation that QPR failed in a deadline-day move for Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick.It comes after the Sunday People reported that Rangers tried to bring the 29-year-old centre-back to Loftus Road, after the departure of Steve Caulker to Lokomotiv Moscow.However, it is said that the move broke down when Villa could not secure a replacement.Former Brighton man Elphick joined Villa from Bournemouth in the summer on a three-year deal, and was initially named club captain.However, he has only featured in eight out of Steve Bruce’s 18 matches in charge and was an unused substitute in Villa’s 1-0 win at QPR in December.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

African Tempest takes UK by storm

first_img17 March 2009The Baxter Theatre Centre and Royal Shakespeare Company’s co-production of William Shakespeare’s magical last play, The Tempest, is taking the UK by storm, with five stars from several top critics and the entire season almost sold out already.Following its run at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Courtyard Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, the company is preparing for a five-city tour, starting off at London’s Richmond Theatre on 19 March, followed by Leeds, Bath, Nottingham and then Sheffield, where the tour ends on 25 April.Shakespeare would have been proud. Michael Billington from The Guardian gave the production five stars, saying that South African director Janice Honeyman’s production “combines racial politics with visual playfulness in a way that liberates this all too-familiar play.”Charles Spencer from the Daily Telegraph said it was “as moving and beautiful production of Shakespeare’s great play as you likely to encounter, continually inventive, bursting with spectacle and deep emotion, and proving, yet again, that Shakespeare is our contemporary.”The Financial Times said that “perhaps only a South African company could temper [The Tempest] so powerfully with a recognition of the vital necessity of truth and reconciliation to enable all the land’s people to move on.”And The Stage said Honeyman’s “electrifying vision of the play returns Shakespeare’s darkly lyrical text to the tropics” and “bursts with excitement and visual brilliance”.The lead roles of Prospero and Caliban are performed by two greats of the theatre: Anthony Sher and John Kani.Sher, himself born in Cape Town, and Honeyman first conceived the idea for the production eight years ago, drawing on the music, dance and ritual of Africa, set against a colourful landscape that is vast, beautiful and powerful.“I’m extremely pleased to be working with Janice Honeyman again – she directed me in the RSC production of Fugard’s Hello and Goodbye,” Sher says on the RSC website. “It’s also been a lifelong ambition of mine to be onstage with the legendary South African actor John Kani. So this feels like all my dreams coming true.”The Tempest transfers to the Richmond Theatre in London from 19 to 28 March, then to the Leeds Grand Theatre from 31 March to 4 April, followed by the Bath Theatre Royal from 7 to 11 April and Nottingham Royal Theatre from 14 to 18 April. The tour ends off at the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre from 21 to 25 April.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

The Art Of Technology And Vice Versa: Polyvore’s Jess Lee

first_imgRW: Since it deals exclusively with fashion and beauty, outsiders might not take Polyvore seriously. But what’s going on under the surface?JL: Polyvore is a platform built on pretty powerful technology. We do a lot of work under the hood. Our goal is to make it simple, beautiful, and effortless—and hide all the complexity from the user.So we’re ingesting millions of products every month, classifying the images as, say, a shoe, or a lipstick, or a chair. We want to make sure we provide good product recommendations, so we need to understand what the product is and what makes one product similar to another. Which isn’t just its color or shape, it could be its style. We have a lot of data about taste in order to make those recommendations.On top of that, we have things like the Polyvore editor [the tool people use to fashion their stylish compositions]…. It’s a drag and drop interface, both on the app and the desktop, so [a priority is] making that feel stacked and clean using JavaScript or Objective C. A lot of interaction design details go into that.RW: Do you ever find yourself taken less seriously as a CEO since your startup deals mostly with women’s interests? Are people ever surprised by your technical know-how?JL: Yes, I think sometimes people are surprised. The thing that personally bothers me is that people should be encouraged to work on things that they’re personally interested in. It makes work so much more fun.I love art. I like fashion. It’s not often that I have a job where I get to do that, plus combine my computer science background. I think that means this is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing.RW: So what are some of the technical challenges you’ve dealt with at Polyvore?JL: Recently, expansion. We’ve always been a platform, but we’ve been growing and expanding across new devices, making the move from being a desktop-only site to having an iPhone app, and then trying to shift toward being a mobile first company. That’s one of the changes we’ve had to make over the last year.Building up that iOS knowledge in house, for example. And figuring out how to design for the iPhone. It’s a very different design paradigm and also a different release process.  RW: We’re both anime and manga fans. How do your creative pursuits influence the way you run Polyvore?I came out of the Polyvore community, which has a very strong love of self expression and art. Some of the early sets I made were art in addition to fashion. I think I’ve got a couple of cosplay ones in there, too.So I think [in terms of] “always putting the users first,” since I came from that community. Also, that’s something they taught us at Google: “At the end of the day, you need to make the users happy, that’s the only way to be a sustainable company.” So I think that’s definitely influenced me.I think Polyvore is unique in that it has a little more creativity and artistry, even though it is also a shopping platform, and that’s something I’m personally passionate about.One of my favorite things about Polyvore is that we build technology and a platform that is almost like a blank canvas. And then all our users fill it with their creativity. It’s like a blank canvas that they paint on, and that to me is really interesting.You know at some point when I was younger, like in high school, I wanted to draw graphic novels or write manga and be an artist myself, and my parents, who are Asian were like, “No, go be a doctor or a lawyer.” [Laughs.] So I went into computer science. So for me Polyvore is a chance to—rather than me making the art, [it’s] making the canvas and the paintbrushes and empowering all these other artistic people, and that’s what is interesting to me. We mainly build technology, but it’s that technology that allows other people to be creative. Even the design of the site is inspired by art galleries. The sets, the content our community makes are incredible. We really think of them as works of art, so we want to make sure that our design fades into the background a little, the way that the walls of an art gallery are plain and white and simple, and it’s the art that draws your eye.RW: Polyvore began in 2007, so it’s ancient in startup years. How do you think the technology you’ve created has helped it to sustain itself?JL: What we’ve always been very good at is trying to keep things very simple on the surface. Designing our technology and our code in a way that’s pretty scalable and allows us to be nimble. A good example I can think of is that all of our UI [user interface] consists of components. So all the pieces you see on the site, the interface, every piece is designed as a small component that is assembled together, like puzzle pieces. What that allows us to do is make a lot of pretty rapid changes. And it also frees up engineering. Rather than having a process where you put together a pixel-perfect Photoshop mock, and then hand that off to an engineer, and they have to, for each page, hand tweak anything.Instead, our UI consists of systems and objects. You can make a change in one place and it changes everywhere and it also forms into a design that is pretty simple. So that’s allowed us to iterate rapidly on the interface and make new pages and new types of changes pretty easily while also enforcing consistency and simplicity. RW: What’s on the horizon for Polyvore?JL: There are three things we’re focused on:New vertical. Expand beyond fashion. We’ve always planned to do that, to go beyond fashion.New devices. Growing beyond the iPhone. Internationalization. Right now we are only available in English and we want to grow the audience outside the U.S. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future.Six years ago, while working for Marissa Mayer as a product manager for Google Maps, Jess Lee developed the hobby that would eventually become her job.Growing up, Lee aspired to one day draw Japanese manga comics, but her parents convinced her to get a computer science degree instead. As an adult, Lee channeled her creative impulses into Polyvore, a social network she joined in 2007 that allows users to curate “sets” of images, usually clothing and home goods, into artistic compositions. Manga and cosplay outfits feature prominently in her earliest sets.But Lee didn’t stop at her own compositions. She dug up the email address of Polyvore founder Pasha Sadri and barraged him with detailed ideas for new site features and tools. Sadri wasn’t irritated; in fact, he was impressed with Lee’s thoroughness, comprehension, and empathy for Polyvore and its users. He hired her soon thereafter. Four years later, she was the company’s CEO.What makes Lee, 30, a true builder is her willingness to learn and do anything—from coding to sales to management—to help Polyvore grow. While she still loves to create art on Polyvore, her greater passion these days is to extend a platform that allows her users to do their best creative work as easily as possible. ReadWrite: Could you offer some background about Polyvore’s mission regarding its technology?Jess Lee: We believe e-commerce was pioneered by a lot of categories. Digitals and electronics. The way we shop for those is very different than the way we shop for lifestyle products. Stuff you want to wear to express your sense of style.So for me Polyvore is a chance to—rather than me making the art, [it’s] making the canvas and the paintbrushes and empowering all these other artistic people, and that’s what is interesting to me. We mainly build technology, but it’s that technology that allows other people to be creative.We wanted to do something different. We wanted to give people a way to express their own style. Our goal is to empower everyday people to have a voice and show off what they want to wear and put in their homes. So we built the platform Polyvore. It’s inherently social and we want it to be the best place to discover and shop for the things that you love.We have 20 million people who visit the site every month. They make up our passionate, engaged user community. We drive a lot of traffic to retailers, and people shop a lot through the site. The average they spend is about $200.ReadWrite: How does your computer science background inform your leadership at Polyvore?JL: My background is that I’m a product manager. Great product managers are the people who, in addition to driving the product vision and coordinating across the company, they’re the people who catch the things that fall through the cracks.A lot of times you have to make decisions, prioritization decisions, based on bang for the buck. How useful is this feature going to be divided by how much time it’s going to take to build it? If you don’t know what the buck is, if you don’t know how long it’s going to take to build, you might make the wrong prioritization decision.So I think good PMs, if they have the technical background, they can do that calculation in their heads because they’re familiar with the code or have a CS background. That’s something that has always been useful for me. Because if we need to prioritize one product strategy, one product feature over another—because I have a CS background, as does most of our product and design team, we’re able to think about that, and it helps us make our decisions. lauren orsinicenter_img Tags:#Builders#Polyvore#social media Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

After Effects Video Tutorial: Transition from One Comp to Another

first_img10Create a new composition called middle. 1Create a new composition, new black solid, and new text titled “Start,Start,Start”. 16Move forward 10 frames and close the eyeball. Move 10 frames forward and open the eye again. 24You can stylize using keyframes on the pupil position, strokes, fills, among other things. 5Set opacity to 0 at the beginning and end of the animation then set the opacity to 100 percent. 8Duplicate the dark magenta layer, place it above the text and give it an alpha track mask. 13Create a diamond shape over the “Start” pre-comp using the pen tool. Make sure you turn off the fill. 7Easy Ease all the keyframes. Use the graph editor to make a curved line. 4Move to the beginning of the composition and move the mask to begin on the far left. In this Premiumbeat exclusive tutorial we show you a technique for seamlessly transitioning from one comp to another in After Effects.Using a vector-based ‘eyeball’ transition I’ll demonstrate a technique for transitioning from one comp to another in AE. The tutorial covers a few simple After Effects fundamentals including:Creating an eyeball simulationShape editorsUsing exclude effectsWorking with alpha mattesWhile this tutorial is rather specific the techniques involved in making an animated eye transition can be used in a wide variety of motion graphic situations.More of a reader than a watcher? Follow along with the step-by-step tutorial below. Click any image for larger view.  22Set keyframes to scale the pupil down over time. 21Parent the shape layers to the null. 20Duplicate the ellipses and create an eyeball like the picture. 11Make a new null object that scales down from 100 to 50 over the course of a few frames.center_img 14Use the convert vertex tool to round off the top and bottom vertices. 9Create an exact duplicate of the composition and change the text to “End End End”. 2Create a new dark magenta shape layer. Make a mask over the first “start”. Duplicate the mask twice and drag down to cover all the words. 12Parent the start composition to the null object. 18Parent the shape layer to the null object. 6Offset the keyframes. 17Add a rectangle to the shape layer, add an exclude intersection effect. 23Duplicate the eyeball and include only the inner pupil. Set the “start” layer to alpha matte so it only appears in the pupil. 3Set a keyframe on all the mask paths. Move the playhead forward 10 frames and position the mask path off of the letters. 19Create a new black solid and add it to the back. Create a new white ellipses shape layer and make the shape equal on the x and y scaling. 15Set a keyframe for the shapes path. Know of any other uses for this technique? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Ravena vows ‘composed’ Ateneo come Finals against La Salle

first_imgKris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Ateneo faltered against La Salle in their return to the Finals in the Season 79, absorbing a sweep against the dominant Green Archers.“Hopefully we learned from our mistakes last year,” said Ravena. “We have to more composed this year because La Salle is not going to play us any softer.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhat made things more painful for Ravena last year was he practically disappeared in Game 2, missing all of his 10 shots to finish with just three points and seven rebounds.But Ravena assured that sorry version of him won’t be making an appearance this time around. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Hopefully that won’t happen this year,” said Ravena, who finished second in MVP voting behind back-to-back winner Ben Mbala this season.Ravena added there’s pressure on the team to bounce back especially after taking the top seed in the elimination before losing to La Salle in their final game.“Sometimes you’ll think what if we lost again, we’ve done so much this season just to lose again,” said Ravena. “So we have to learn that we should be composed when we go into the Finals.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Oscar Pistorius’ sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months Thirdy Ravena promised there would be a better Ateneo team in the title round of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after losing in the Finals the year before.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James embrace final chance to compete on court

first_img“I knew that at some point in the game, it was going to hit me that this was the last time we were competing against each other,” Wade said. “It hit me right away, once that buzzer sounded and we got the opportunity on the court to just look at each other and be like, ‘Man, this has been fun. This has been one hell of a ride, and we’ve enjoyed it together.’”James put up 28 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. Wade scored all 15 of his points in the second half to go with 10 assists and five boards.But the best moments arrived late when James and Wade finally guarded each other, playing one last one-on-one game for keeps.Defense won out on both ends, probably because they know each other well enough to take away their strengths. They funneled each other to drive to their more uncomfortable sides, and James forced Wade to attempt a 27-foot turnaround, fadeaway 3-pointer that missed badly with 7.2 seconds left.Wade was more open when he missed a 3 that would have put the Heat ahead with 22.5 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I needed that one,” Wade said with a grimace. “I wanted it so bad. I think I wanted it too much. It would have definitely been memorable. But this is my last time playing against this guy, you know? This is the holy grail in the NBA. Unless we figure this thing out and we go to the Finals, this is the holy grail for me. The competition of playing against the game’s greatest player. Playing it in LA. I thanked him for bringing us to this stage for our last hurrah on this stage. It gets no better than this.”Barring a change of Wade’s retirement plans or that incredibly unlikely NBA Finals matchup, they’ll never face each other in a real game — and the Lakers’ victory put James ahead of Wade 16-15 in their head-to-head matchups over their career.James marveled at the symmetry in this final showdown, but both players said their times together meant a whole lot more than their times in opposing uniforms.James and Wade won two NBA championships and four straight Eastern Conference titles together in Miami, along with their Olympic gold medals from Beijing.“The game is going to take care of itself, but just the fact that we were on the floor doing what we love to do, that’s what’s more important,” James said. “Wins and losses are going to happen throughout the course of the season and throughout the course of your career, but those moments right there, you can’t ever get back.”James and Wade swapped jerseys after the final buzzer, their bittersweet emotions overshadowed by the excitement of the moment and the possibilities of the future. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, shakes hands with Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James at the end of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife’s acting career would undoubtedly benefit from more time in Hollywood.LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and he’s already hatching schemes to occupy his former teammate, longtime rival and permanent friend.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “I told him, ‘No one likes to work out by themselves,’” James said with a grin. “So he can come to Staples. He can come to the practice facility anytime he wants to get workouts in. He can come help me with the young guys as well. He’ll be around a lot more personally for me, so I’ll love that.”Wade still has 56 regular-season games left in his self-declared final NBA season with the Miami Heat, but he passed a major milestone in that procession when he lined up against James for the final time Monday night in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 108-105 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe result wasn’t the most important part of the night to either man. They were wrapped up in the pure thrill — in the chance to face off for the final time in two incredible basketball careers that have been chronologically parallel, frequently intersecting and always momentous. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Just another ordinary loss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “It’s the end of a storybook,” James said. “One of the best movies you could ever see. It’s too hard to put into words. Thank God they’re staying the night. We get to have dinner (later). I know he has more games, but that’s the last one for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Buckeyes hold at No 2 in latest AP poll

OSU redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard and OSU junior defensive end Jayln Holmes (11) celebrate after Hubbard’s sack during the first quarter against Tulsa on Sept.10. The Buckeyes won 48-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe Ohio State football team enjoyed a bye week after defeating Oklahoma 45-24 last Saturday, and remained second in the weekly Associated Press Top 25 Poll. OSU trails only Alabama, who topped Kent State 48-0 on Saturday.Louisville remained at No. 3 following another impressive day from quarterback Lamar Jackson, while Michigan easily handled Penn State 49-10. Clemson rounds out the top five.Michigan State dropped to No. 17 after a 30-6 loss at home at the hands of now-No. 8 Wisconsin. Quarterback Tyler O’Connor struggled for the Spartans, throwing three interceptions and failing to find the endzone.Five Big Ten teams are ranked within the top 25 this week, an identical mark from the last AP poll. Nebraska moved up to No. 15 after dispatching Northwestern 24-13.The Buckeyes received four first-place votes. Alabama had 50 first-place votes, Louisville had six and Michigan had one. read more

Pi Day 2019 The best pizza and pie deals

first_img This is no mere one-topping deal; Pie Five is offering any of its specialty pizzas (BBQ chicken, Greek, etc.) for $3.14. However, if you want extras like cauliflower crust or vegan cheese, those will cost you extra. Your Pie: $3.14 pizzas 18 Photos Stop in at your local Whole Foods to get $3.14 off select pies. The varieties will vary by region. The Cheapskate Boston Market: Buy one pot-pie and a drink, get a second pot-pie free Kroger: Select pies for $3.14 Pi Day through time: From Linux to Einstein to Steph Curry See at Plated Other Pi Day deals Slice app: Save $7 on your first order See at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Blaze Pizza: Any regular pizza for $3.14 Available now through Thursday, you can get a one-topping medium pizza for $3.14 when you purchase a Howie Bread and apply promo code 19PI. If there’s a Kroger grocery store near you, stop in on March 14, when various bakery pies will be priced at $3.14 each. Pie Five Pizza: Any personal signature pizza for $3.14 Pie Five Pizza See at Your Pie This upscale restaurant does deep-dish and flatbread-style pizzas. To get the $3.14 deal, you’ll need to dine in on March 14. Pi Day pizza deals Share your voice Nope, this has nothing to do with pie. But it’s a combo that normally costs over $6, so we’ll take it. On Pi Day, use this coupon to get two breakfast sliders, a hash brown and a small coffee for $3.14. Ending today, meal-delivery service Plated is offering new customers free dessert — pie or otherwise — for a year with promo code PiDay. Obviously that means you’ll also need a Plated subscription. This promotion is letting you add a dessert to each delivery. Your Pie See at Whole Foods On Pi Day, the chain will offer $3.14 pizzas, along with various in-store games and giveaways.center_img BJ’s Restaurant Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Also known as a “BOGO,” this deal requires a coupon, which you can find here. It’s good only on Pi Day. White Castle: Breakfast Slider Combo for $3.14 Whole Foods: Save $3.14 on large bakery pies Have you found any other Pi Day deals worth mentioning? Mention them in the comments!Originally published on March 13, 2019.Update, March 14: Added new promotions.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Tired of pizza chains? Slice connects you with all your local, independent pie joints. If you’re a newcomer to the app, you can get $7 off your first order (minimum $15.50) with promo code LOCALPI7. Plated: Free dessert for a year See at Hungry Howie’s See at Pie Five Pizza Comments 6 See at White Castle Welcome to Fun with Calendaring. May 4 is now widely known as May the Fourth, a lispy play on “May the Force be with you.” March 10 recently evolved into the Nintendo-centric Mario Day, because “Mar10.”And let’s not forget the best day in the whole wide world: March 14, otherwise known as Pi Day (because of the eponymous mathematical formula that begins with 3.14). What’s so great about that? All you have to do is say it out loud and it becomes “Pie Day.”Hence an abundance of deals and promotions centered around pizzas and baked goods. Below I’ve rounded up some of my favorites, though this list is by no means complete. There may be local stores and restaurants offering discounts and giveaways as well, so check in with your local pizza joints, bakeries and the like.Don’t want to venture out? Delivery service Postmates is offering free delivery on your next order between now and March 17. Visit the Pi Week collection in the app and use code piweek at checkout. See at Slice See at Kroger Hungry Howie’s: $3.14 medium pizza with the purchase of Howie Bread Blaze Pizza BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: $3.14 mini one-topping pizza See at Boston Market Tags See at Blaze Pizza On Pi Day, the chain is offering any regular-size pizza for $3.14. You’ll need to download the Blaze Pizza app, create an account and access the deal in the Rewards section. Culturelast_img read more

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

first_imgStaffordshire Moorlands South Cheshire M6, A500, A50 Stafford Borough, Rugeley, Uttoxeter 1,100 accidents on one stretch of M6 Newcastle Boroughcenter_img 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 November 5 and Sunday November 11. 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 November 5 until November 11 Stoke-on-Trent Full list M6 (from Junction 19 to Junction 12, listings north to south): The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J19: Two lanes closed. From 22:00 on 4 November 2018 to 06:00 on 5 November 2018 The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J19: Two lanes closed. From 22:00 on 3 November 2018 to 06:00 on 4 November 2018 The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J19: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 17 November 2018 The M6 southbound between junctions J19 and J18: Three lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 17 November 2018 The M6 southbound exit slip at Knutsford Services. One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 17 November 2018 The M6 southbound entry slip at Knutsford Services: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 17 November 2018 The M6 northbound between junctions J18 and J19: Three lanes closed. From 22:00 on 3 November 2018 to 06:00 on 4 November 2018 The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J18: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 17 November 2018 The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J17: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 November 2018 to 11 November 2018 The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J15: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 7 November 2018 The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J14: One lane closed. From 21:00 on 5 November 2018 to 06:00 on 6 November 2018 Read More24-hour petrol station and shop to close for ten days from tonight for conversion A500 (from junction with J16 of the M6 to junction 15 of the M6, listings north to south): There are currently no reports of planned closures on the A500. A50 (from Sideway Roundabout/A500 to junction with the A38 (Toyota Island) in Derbyshire, listings west to east): The A50 eastbound exit slip to the A522: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 5 November 2018 to 9 November 2018 The A50 eastbound entry slip from the A522: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 5 November 2018 to 9 November 2018 Read MoreMan arrested in investigation into ‘racist abuse’ at supermarket Stoke-on-Trent: Abbey Hulton: Carriageway incursion on Leek Road from November 2 until November 6 Bentilee: Multi-way traffic signals on Dividy Road between number 101 and number 171 from September 7 until December 7 Birches Head: Roadworks and road closure on Derek Drive from October 28 until November 9 Blurton: Roadworks and road closure on A5035 Trentham Road in Blurton on November 5 Burslem: Two way traffic lights on Waterloo Road from November 4 until November 11 Cobridge: Carriageway on Leek New Road from November 1 until November 5 Dresden: Two way traffic signals on Cocknage Road near Chaplin Road from October 12 until November 8 Goldenhill: Give and take traffic control on High Street at Newark Grove from November 5 until November 25 Hanford: Two way traffic signals on Queen Mary Road near junction with Wilson Road from October 29 until November 9 Hanford: Roadworks and road closure on Wilson Road from the junction of Richmond Road from October 29 until November 9 Hanley: Multi-way signals on Waterloo Street from November 1 until November 7 Hartshill: Multi-way traffic signals on Victoria Street and Lansdown Road from November 6 until November 12 Heron Cross: Carriageway incursion on Heron Street from November 2 until November 9 Longton: Roadworks and road closures on Market Street, Sutherland Road, Anchor Road and Commerce Street from June 5 until November 30 Longton: Carriageway incursion on A5007 The Strand from November 5 until November 7 Meir: Road closure at the level crossing on Caverswall Lane in Meir from November 7 until November 9 Middleport: Pidduck Street and Milvale Street closed from November 6 until November 7 Mount Pleasant: Give and take traffic control on Grove Road from November 6 until November 8 Norton: Roadworks and some road closures on Bellerton Lane from October 18 until November 9 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 Sneyd Green: Two way traffic signals on Berwick Road from October 22 until December 21 Sneyd Green: Roadworks and road closures on Moxley Avenue, Raymond Avenue, Langdale Crescent and Melrose Avenue from November 5 until November 16 Stoke: Give and take traffic control on Church Street from November 5 until November 7 Stoke: Carriageway incursion on Hartshill Road in Stoke from November 2 until November 9 Trentham: Roadworks and road closures on Trentley Road between Allerton Road and Malvern Close from October 29 until November 9. Tunstall: Multi-way traffic lights on Harewood Street from September 25 until January 14 2019 Tunstall: Roadworks and road closures on Lascelles Street from September 10 until November 5 Tunstall: Roadworks and road closures on Queens Avenue from November 5 until November 23 Read MoreCan you give a forever home to these pets from Iris’s Cats In Need? Newcastle Borough: Audley: Two way signals on Wereton Road on November 7 Ashley: Multi-way signals on Boons Bank from November 1 until November 5 Baldwins Gate: Two way signals on A53 Newcastle Road between Wharmadine Lane and Holly Bush Lane from November 8 until November 9 Balterley: Multi-way signals on Post Office Lane from November 2 until November 6 Bradwell: Two way traffic lights along Bradwell Lane until November 30 Butt Lane: Two way traffic lights on A34 Congleton Road on November 6 Chapel Chorlton: Roadworks and road closure on Haddon Lane near Redgates from October 31 until November 5 Chesterton: Two way traffic signals on Sandford Street from November 1 until November 7 Keele: Two way signals on Keele Road in Keele from November 8 until November 9 Kidsgrove: Stop/go boards on Woodhill Road near the junction with St Andrews Drive from November 5 until November 7 Mow Cop: Roadworks/road closure on Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop from the junction of Mow Cop Road from September 17 until December 4 Newcastle: Multi-way traffic lights on junction of 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 Knutton Lane near Prospect Terrace and performing arts centre from October 31 and November 6 Newcastle: Carriageway incursion on B5368 Lower Milehouse Lane from November 2 until November 6 Newcastle Borough: Two way signals on B5500 Nantwich Road in Newcastle from November 1 until November 5 Seabridge: Two way signals on A53 Whitmore Road from November 1 until November 5 Silverdale: Roadworks and Road closure on Hollywood Lane until March 20 2019 Silverdale: Two way signals on Park Road from junction with Racecourse to junction with High Street from November 1 until December 12 Silverdale: Roadworks and road closures on B5044 Sneyd Terrace, Church Street and Newcastle Street from October 29 until December 7. Wrinehill: Two way traffic signals on Mill Lane near Main Road from November 5 until November 8 Wrinehill: Two way signals on Checkley Lane from November 5 until November 8 Read MorePolice praise young people for tidying town after youths damaged flower beds Staffordshire Moorlands: Biddulph: Multi-way traffic signals on Congleton Road from November 5 until November 7 Biddulph: Two way signals on Halls Road from November 8 until November 12 Biddulph: Two way traffic signals on Woodhouse Lane from October 31 until November 6 Bottomhouse/Ipstones: Two way signals on B5053 Bottom Lane near Little Blakelow Farm on November 5 Bradnop: Give and take traffic control on A523 Ashbourne Road near junction with Porters Lane from November 2 until November 6 Cheadle: Give and take traffic control on Tape Street from November 6 until November 8 Cheddleton: Two way traffic signals on Harrison Way near the junction with Station Road from October 29 until November 5 Forsbrook: Two way signals on Draycott Old Road from September 26 until November 16 Hollington: Two way traffic signals on Main Road outside the Old Smithy from March 14 until December 4. Hollington: Roadworks and road closure on Rocester Road from November 5 until November 9 (near the junction with Main Road) Kingsley Moor: Two way signals on Leek Road from November 8 until November 12 Leek: Carriageway incursion on Ashbourne Road near Lowther Place from November 8 until November 15 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: Two way signals on A523 Macclesfield Road near Bridge End garage from November 5 until November 7 Longnor: Two way signals on B5053 Buxton Road from November 10 until November 11 Rushton Spencer: Two way traffic signals on A523 Macclesfield Road near Smithy Cottage from October 29 until November 16 Stockton Brook: Roadworks and road closures at the junction of Heather Hills and Moss Hill from October 26 until November 8 Read MorePolice disperse groups of youths travelling between towns on railway Stafford Borough: Aston-by-Stone: Lane closure on A34 Stafford Road Southbound on November 7 Adbaston: Roadworks and road closure on Main Road near Marsh Meadow from October 22 until November 23 Cold Meece: Two way traffic controls on Yarnfield Road outside landfill site from November 1 until November 9 Cotwalton, near Oulton: Two way signals on A520 Hayes Bank from November 8 until November 12 Derrington: Roadworks and road closures on Church Lane and Mount Pleasant from November 5 until January 30 2019 Eccleshall: Roadworks and road closure on Green Lane from October 15 until November 9 Eccleshall: Carriageway incursion on B5026 High Street until November 6 Eccleshall: Two way traffic signals on Stafford Street near mini-roundabout between A519 and A5013 from November 5 until November 7 Enson: Roadworks and road closure on Enson Lane at the junction with Marston Lane from November 5 until November 7 Garshall Green: Roadworks and road closures on Garshall Green Lane from November 8 until November 14 Haughton: Multi-way traffic lights on Newport Road near Oak Tree Farm from November 6 until November 10 Meir Heath: Two way traffic signals on B5066 Hilderstone Road from November 2 until November 6 Milwich: Roadworks and road closures on B5027 Uttoxeter Road near Calton Farm from November 5 until November 9 Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Baswich Lane near the canal bridge from September 10 until December 14 Stafford: Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on Beaconside until April 2019 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Bridge Street outside number 11 from November 5 until November 7 Stafford: Multi-way traffic signals on Drummond Road from October 15 until November 30 Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Eastgate Sreeet from November 8 until November 9 Stafford: Two way traffic signals on A5013 Eccleshall Road from October 22 until November 9 Stafford: Give and take traffic control on Marston Road from November 1 until November 5 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Market Street near Lloyds Bank from November 5 until November 11 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Newport Road from November 8 until November 13 outside Egremont Stafford: Give and take traffic control on Riverway near junction with Lichfield Road from November 5 until November 7 Stafford: Multi-way lights on School Lane and Hillfarm Close from November 1 until November 5 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: Carriageway incursion on B5066 South Walls on November 7 – near Nationwide Building Society Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Thorneyfields Lane in Castle Bank over M6 until April 2019 Stone: Roadworks and some overnight closures at Aston Roundabout from August 20 until November 16 Read More20 years ago: Puppies, redundancies and dresses Rugeley: Rugeley: Lane closure on Main Road near junction with Bates Way from November 7 until November 9 Rugeley: Two way traffic signals on Setterfield Way from November 7 until November 13 Rugeley: Two way signals on Sitting Mill Road from November 9 until November 13 Uttoxeter and surrounding areas: Denstone: Roadworks and road closure on Stubwood Lane from November 5 until November 6 Doveridge: Give and take traffic control on Marston Lane from November 5 until November 7 Fole: Roadworks and road closure on Fole Lane between Folebank Barns and Godley Farm from October 31 until November 9. Uttoxeter: Roadworks and road closure on B5030 Ashbourne Road from November 1 until November 7 Uttoxeter: Give and take traffic control on Stafford Road on November 11 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. Withington: Roadworks and road closures on Nobut Road from November 5 until November 7 Read MoreTwo arrested for drink-driving on M6 – with one almost four times legal limit South Cheshire: Alsager: Road closure on Chancery Lane on November 5 Alsager: Multi-way signals on B5078 Chells Hill in Betchon at the junction of Sandbach Road from October 22 until November 9 Alsager: Two way signals on B5077 Crewe Road near Plough Inn from November 1 until November 9 Alsager: Multi-way signals on Hellyar Brook Road from November 5 until November 9 Alsager: Two way traffic lights on Sandbach Road South near Homeshire House from November 5 until November 9 Arclid: Two way signals on Congleton Road (A534) on November 11 Arclid: Stop go boards near Parish boundary Steam Bridge on A50 Newcastle Road on November 7 Betchton: Roughwood Lane closed until 2020 Blakenhall: Stop/go boards on Mill Lane near Dean Lane from November 7 until November 10 Bosley: Roadworks and road closure on A54 Buxton Road from Brooks Lane to Smithy Lane from November 10 until November 12 Bosley: Two way traffic lights on Tunstall Road near Bosley Wood Treatment until February 2019. Church Lawton: Multi-way signals on A50 Liverpool Road East near Red Bull Juncyion on November 9 Congleton: Multi-way signals on A54 Brook Street, at junction with Davenport Drive, from November 5 until November 9 Congleton: Roadworks and road closure on Congleton Edge Road from October 30 until November 5 Congleton: Roadworks on Mill Street from November 7 until November 9 Congleton: Traffic lights on A527 Park Lane from November 5 until November 7 near number 42 Crewe: Roadworks and road closures on Catherine Street, Frances Street and Chambers Street from November 5 until November 7 Crewe: Ongoing roadworks at Crewe Green Roundabout until December 1 Crewe: Carriageway incursion on A534 Crewe Green Road near Springfield Road from November 7 until November 9 Crewe: Two way traffic signals on A5078 Dunwoody Way from Dunwoody Way roundabout from October 22 until November 16 Crewe: Two way signals on A5078 Edleston Road near Derrington Avenue on November 7 Crewe: Multi-way traffic lights at junction of Hightown, A532 West Street and Broad Street on November 7 Crewe: Carriageway incursions and road closures on Mablins Lane near Sunnyside Place until November 6 Crewe: Roadworks on A530 Middlewich Road at New access road to Leighton Orange Barn from October 29 until December 14. Two way lights manned at peak 7:30-9:30 and 15:30-19:00 Crewe: Roadworks on A530 Middlewich Road, including multi-way lights near the junction with Wistaston Green Road from November 5 until November 30 Crewe: Two way signals on A5019 Mill Street near Union Street on November 7 Crewe: Two way traffic signals on A534 Nantwich Road near Crewe Station from November 8 until November 9 Crewe: Roadworks and road clousre on Stewart Street near junction with Victoria Avenue from November 10 until November 30 Crewe: Sydney Road and Lime Tree Avenue closed around railway bridge until May 2019 Crewe: Carriageway incursion on A532 West Street in Crewe from November 2 until November 12 Crewe: Roadworks and road closure around the railway bridge on Wistaston Road from September 20 until November 11 Eaton: Roadworks and multi-way traffic lights on A536 Macclesfield Road from November 5 until November 16 at junction with Moss Lane, road closures on Moss Lane until November 16 Hough: Two way traffic signals on Cobbs Lane near Ellesmere Farm until November 5 Nantwich: Road closure on A529 Broad Lane near 30a on November 6 Nantwich: Two way traffic signals on A529 Broad Lane in Batherton from November 7 until November 13 Nantwich: Stop/go boards on Cronkinson Avenue, Blankey Avenue and Cronkinson Oak from November 5 until November 9 Nantwich: Stop/go boards on Edmund Wright Way from September 28 until November 16 Nantwich: Give and take traffic control on Queens Drive from November 5 until November 6 Rode Heath: Two way signals on A533 Sandbach Road from November 2 until November 6 Sandbach: Give and take traffic control on Abbey Road from November 1 until November 5 Sandbach: Carriageway incursion on A534 Congleton Road near number 17 from November 7 until November 9 Scholar Green: Carriageway incursion on A34 Congleton Road North until November 8 Shavington: Stop/go boards on Ashcroft Avenue near Greenfield Avenue from November 2 until November 5 Shavington: Two way traffic signals on Rope Lane from October 29 until November 5 Shavington-Cum-Gresty: Two way signals on Gresty Lane from November 1 until November 7 Spen Green: Stop/go boards on Childs Lane near Trap house on November 6 Walgherton: Two way signals on Back Lane from November 8 until November 10 Walgherton: Two way signals on B5071 Wybunbury from November 8 until November 10 Wells Green: Road closure on Gresty Lane on November 11 Wells Green: Multi-way signals on Rope Lane near junction with Crewe Road from November 6 until November 8 Wildboarclough: A54 Buxton Road closed in both directions until November 4. Willaston: Carriageway incursion on Cheerbrook Road from November 5 until November 16 Willaston: Roadworks and lane closures on A543 Crewe Road/A51 Nantwich bypass from October 8 until November 7 Winterley: Two way signals near on Crewe Road Yew Tree Barn from October 30 until November 5 Wistaston: Two way signals on Church Lane near new building site from November 9 until November 13 Wistaston: Carriageway incursions on A534 Crewe Road outside number 441 from November 7 until November 9 Wrinehill: Two way signals on Checkley Lane from November 5 until November 8 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. 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