WILMINGTON, MA — In the May episode of Book Stew, host Eileen MacDougall interviews author Marcia Butler.From the host: “The May Book Stew episode features another returning author. Marcia Butler first appeared on the show via Skype in December 2017, with her memoir about her life in music performance, The Skin Above My Knee (please read it if you haven’t). Having motored through a career as an oboist, as well as her second act as an interior designer, and now as a documentary filmmaker, the ever-striving Marcia has written her first novel, Pickle’s Progress.” Watch the episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/3287a640-5aa2-4abd-b912-7fe46eee8d27/video.original.mp400:0000:0030:38Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEW STEW: Meet Children’s Author Ioana Hobai On August’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Author Ben Berkley On September’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Author Renee Simms On June’s Book StewIn “Community”
WorkApps, an enterprise workflow collaboration company (EWC), has introduced its first digital inside enterprise management product, which will cater to advertising agencies and media groups. This innovation aims to fulfil needs of the creative and media teams with the full arsenal of data and technology solutions to build business-changing ideas that meld creativity and hard numbers.”Collaboration is very intrinsic to the advertising industry. It is almost as if the entire agency runs a sort of 3-legged race that requires creative, servicing, planning, media teams to work together. The collaborative ability of WorkApps allows large enterprises to create inclusive solutions, involved innovation, and a work culture that is collaborative from the inception of thought,” WorkApps CEO Rudrajeet Desai said in a statement.Industry research has shown that creative and media industry as a whole is afflicted by loss of productivity, high employee attrition, cost of replacement of staff, porus knowledge management systems and strained client relationships. At present, companies are also discouraging the use of WhatsApp for office communication because they fear losing sensitive data due to loopholes in the app.In a recent study, Boston Consulting Group found that “over the past fifteen years, the amount of procedures, vertical layers, interface structures, coordination bodies, and decision approvals needed has increased by anywhere from 50 percent-350 percent.” In the most complicated organisations, “managers spend 40 percent of their time writing reports and between 30 percent- 60 percent of it in coordination meetings,” the company added in its statement.The customised product has been created specifically for advertising, event management, public relations, digital marketing, consulting services and media groups. It aims to increase the productivity and efficiency of creative and media teams by 20 percent increasing the cost by just 0.2 percent, the company said.Founded in 2015, WorkApps is an Enterprise Work Management SaaS company, which uses technology to increase efficiency and productivity of individuals and teams. Their clientele consists of large enterprises from 500 to 70,000 employees.
.Eighteen additional judges, who were appointed to the High Court Division of the Supreme Court for two years on Wednesday, were sworn in on Thursday afternoon.Chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge at 3:00pm.The 18 HC additional judges are Md Abu Ahmed Jamadar, International Crimes Tribunal member; Md Mostafizur Rahman, additional secretary to the law and justice division; Fatema Najib, Narsingdi district and sessions judge; Md Quamrul Hossain Mollah, metropolitan sessions judge of Dhaka; SM Kuddus Zaman, district and sessions judge of Dhaka; Md Atoar Rahman, divisional special judge of Dhaka; deputy attorneys general Khijir Hayat, Shashanka Shekhar Sarker, SM Moniruzzaman, Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir and Khondakar Diliruzzaman; and Supreme Court lawyers SM Abdul Mobin, Mohammad Ali, Mahiuddin Shamim, Md Reaz Uddin Khan, Md Khairul Alam, Ahmed Rasel and KM Hafizul Alam.Earlier on Wednesday, the law ministry published a gazette notification on their appointment.It said the president made the appointment exercising his power under section 98 of the constitution.
X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Gail DelaughterBuses at Houston’s Downtown Transit CenterIn October, Metro saw a 17% drop in commuter bus ridership compared to the same time last year. In November, ridership on the park and ride buses was down 7%. Those numbers follow the loss of about 8,400 oil and gas jobs in the Houston region over the past year, and Metro says some of those workers used the buses to come in from the suburbs. But despite the losses, Metro Vice-President of Planning Kurt Luhrsen says some of the park and ride lots are still heavily used, especially the ones farther to the west. So they’re going to drill down route-by-route to get specifics on ridership.Metro CEO Tom Lambert adds they may need to do some things differently. “If we’re seeing a shrinking of service, how do we re-adapt the service that we might need to be providing,” says Lambert. “Maybe it’s more of a vanpool program that helps sustain that ridership.”Lambert says one thing they’re working on right now is how to provide commuter service to Shell employees, now that the energy giant is moving most of its downtown staff to the Energy Corridor. Listen 00:00 /01:09
By Lisa Fitch, Our Weekly News Los Angeles ContributorMore than 2,000 Black-owned eateries are featured on the new internet-based restaurant locator eatblackowned.com, which launched June 21 intending to support Black-owned restaurants.“There’s only one thing that everyone in this world has in common: we all love great tasting food,” creator Edward L. Dillard said. “We have soul food, vegan, BBQ, Caribbean, seafood and more listed on the site.”“I believe that if people have a place where they can find all the minority-owned restaurants in this country, more of us will start to support these small businesses,” Dillard said.With the popularity and general necessity of food, one might wonder, why there aren’t many more black-owned restaurants? (Photo: iStockPhoto / NNPA)Increasing Black dollar circulation“Ninety-three cents of every dollar spent by Black consumers produces no economic benefit for the Black community, as the dollar only circulates in the community for six hours,” he adds.A professional truck driver for a company out of New Jersey, Dillard has been on the road for 15 years, and travels across the country four or five days of the week.“I didn’t like the direction of the country,” he said in a recent phone interview. “I wanted to do more to support Black-owned businesses, but I was always gone. I don’t spend money on clothes, accessories or shoes. The majority of my money was going to food.“I decided to spend it in different restaurants,” he added, noting that the internet was of little help. “The problem was only the major cities and only real popular restaurants would come up in my search. The really small ones wouldn’t come up.” There already are some existing websites promoting Black-owned businesses in general, but they don’t have a lot of restaurant listings.Dillard was inspired.Have a vision and go forward“I had a vision in mind but didn’t have the experience in designing a website,” he said. “Luckily, there’s Google and You Tube. They pretty much teach you everything! I realized there was a small chance that I might be able to make this happen.”Dillard spent nearly five months conducting research for his project, collecting the names and addresses of more than 2,000 restaurants in the U.S. Then, he completed the website design.“It took me a long time to design a website,” Dillard said. “What surprised me is that I got the job done.”Working as a one-man show, Dillard then collected the restaurant pictures and website links to complete the project for launch. So far, the site includes 94 restaurants in New York, but only 35 within a 25-mile radius of downtown LA.Fostering culinary inclusion“African-Americans make up only eight percent of restaurant owners and managers in the U.S.,” said Warren Luckett, co-founder of BRW in a recent Forbes feature. “Our mission is to provide a platform that calls for inclusion in the industry and exposes and elevates black-owned businesses.”Visit https://labrw.com for a list of participating BRW restaurants.With the popularity and general necessity of food, one might wonder, why there aren’t many more black-owned restaurants?“Access to capital,” explained Veronica Hendrix, who participated in a panel discussion on food at a recent LA chapter meeting of the National Association of Black Journalists. “It takes a lot to start a restaurant, in terms of finding a location; working with the leasing company agreement; and overhead costs.”“I think that’s why so many of them are choosing alternative ways of creating a presence in the community,” Hendrix added. “Food trucks, pop ups, becoming personal chefs, cooking for small groups—just looking for alternative ways of raising capital.”Setting realistic goals“A lot of banks initially look at them as a risk until they’re proven,” Hendrix said.Nearly 60 percent of restaurants fail within their first three years, according to recent studies of business start-ups. Restaurateurs have to set realistic goals; conduct market research and analysis; and have an original concept with good food.‘“I love talking about food,” said Hendrix, who currently writes a blog called “Collard Greens and Caviar”— a take on her wide range of food tastes, from down-south soul food to European delicacies.“Social media has been huge for me,” Hendrix said. “Through social media, I’ve created a sense of food family.”The panel — which also included Noelle Carter, who formerly worked in the LA Times test kitchen; and Mona Holmes, writer for Eater Los Angeles — agreed that food journalists are not taken very seriously, even though food is something we deal with every day, preparing it, or eating it, or both.“Food is very personal,” Hendrix said. “It can create a lot of memories and evoke feelings.”Attracting regular customersThe panel agreed that almost nothing beats homemade, although many restaurants seek to replicate the looks, smells and tastes of family kitchens, creating an experience that creates a regular customer.Hendrix admitted that whenever she smells nutmeg, she thinks about her mother’s homemade teacakes.“That smell triggers comfort, love and safety,” she said. “For us, those teacakes were everything.”The late Leah Chase, whose restaurant, Dooky Chase, served as an important New Orleans meeting spot during the Civil Rights movement, agreed: “Food builds big bridges,” she said. “If you can eat with someone, you can learn from them and when you learn from someone, you can make big changes.”Dooky Chase was named one of the 40 most important restaurants of the past 40 years by Food & Wine.It takes a great deal of work to evoke such a place and create such feelings. To that end, restaurant owners work especially hard. Eatblackowned.com hopes to assist them on the advertising front.Dillard has plans to include more Black-owned food businesses on the website. “There are Black-owned franchises,” Dillard said. “I will list them, but I’m having a hard time finding those franchises. Rapper Rick Ross owns a lot of Wingstops in Florida—we’ve added them.“Some Black-owned franchises don’t promote that they’re Black-owned,” he added. “They ‘keep it corporate.’ We do have some franchises listed: Tiger Woods, Shaquille and Michael Jordan have a few franchises.”A vanishing industryAfrican American culture has gone global with the exception of soul food. Across the United States, legendary soul food restaurants have closed. In big cities like Chicago, these once-popular restaurants are no more: Army and Louis (1945-2010), Gladys Luncheonette (1946-2001), Izola’s (1950-2011). In New York City: Copelands (1962-2007), and in Los Angeles most of the popular M&M (Mississippi Mary) restaurants (1968 through early 2000s), as well as Aunt Kizzy’s Back Porch have been shuttered.Lavell Jackson, a former co-owner of The Candy Store, believes several factors like African American migration, African-Americans preparing their own dishes, more Blacks preferring fast food, internal turmoil among family-owned Black restaurants, healthier options and the economic slowdown have done harm to a “niche industry.”“In regard to the economy, I made hundreds of thousands of dollars during the crack cocaine era,” Jackson said. “My diner was filled with drug kingpins, as well as the local clergy, beautiful women, as well as professional athletes. Now places like Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles–one of the small numbers of diners — has survived and has been dependent on a small cult following. I believe gentrification will give the industry a boost, also.”Rate restaurants on websiteA user’s login page will also be added this fall, with customer reviews and a star system to rate each restaurant.“Within the next two to three months, I would like to have the members section set up,” Dillard said. “There, you will be able to login with a custom user name and pass code. Members will be able to rate restaurants, leave comments and add pictures for the restaurant.“Eventually, I will have a page for recipes,” he added. “Members will be able to post their recipes for visitors of the website to search and read.”Businesses can post a eatblackowned.com listing by completing a form online, which asks for the name, location, contact information and other details of the establishment. Company logos and images can also be added, along with a restaurant description.“There are two options: basic listings and featured listings,” Dillard said. “Featured listings are paid for and they have several benefits over basic listings. If anybody searches, you’ll be ranked at the top of the first page.”Dillard is also looking for companies to advertise on the site. “We have advertising space on the front page,” he said. “And we also have space available on our listings page.”The full-time truck driver believes his website’s listings will help to make some difference in the nation’s Black community.“I hope this website will get more people to support Black-owned businesses,“ Dillard said. “There’s a huge racial wealth gap in this country. We need to do everything we can to build ourselves up.Hopefully, someone will find a new eatery they never tried and go get some great tasting food.”
Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball continues its homestand when it hosts UT Martin on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. Listen Asia Durr was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 20.0 points, 4.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds, while shooting 51 percent from the floor, in home wins over Miami (Ohio), Nebraska and Tennessee State. Live Stats Tickets Kylee Shook recorded a program-record eight blocks in the 107-52 win over Tennessee State. It broke the previous mark of seven set by Sheronne Vails vs. Houston Baptist on Nov. 17, 2010. With the 107-52 win over Tennessee State, the Cardinals move to 8-0 on the year. It marks the second straight season and the fourth time in the Walz era that they have started with wins in their first eight games. She opened with 16 points, on just 13 shots, while adding three assists and three steals vs. Miami (Ohio). She then had 25 points on 8-17 shooting, 4-9 from 3-pt range, and a career high eight assists vs. Nebraska. On Sunday against Tennessee State, she finished with 19 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. During the week, she eclipsed both 1,900 career points, moving into fourth place all-time in program history, and 300 career 3-pointers, ranking second all-time. It marks the second time this season and the eighth time in her career that she has been named ACC Player of the Week. She also earned the honor at the end of the first week of the season after averaging 28.5 points per game in wins at Western Kentucky and Chattanooga. Watch Media Center In addition to the eight blocks, Shook added eight points and a career-high 14 rebounds. Shook’s previous career high for blocks in a game was six against Middle Tennessee on Dec. 9, 2017. Last year, Shook finished with 51 blocks, which ranked third all-time in a single season behind only Yuliya Tokova (59, 2006-07) and Angel McCoughtry (56, 2006-07). The eight blocks on Sunday give Shook 100 blocks in her career, which is just outside of the program’s all-time top 10 list. Sara Hammond (2011-15) ranks 10th with 102 career blocks. Louisville finished with 11 blocks in the win, which marks the most in the Walz era, eclipsing the previous high of 10 vs. UT Martin on Dec. 5, 2017. The program-record for blocks in a game is 13 vs. Kentucky State on Jan. 25, 1984. The 107 points in a game rank sixth all-time in program history and it’s the second time this season that the Cardinals have eclipsed 100 points. They finished with 37 points in the third quarter, which ties the most points ever in a quarter. They also had 37 points in the second quarter against Hartford earlier this season. ABOUT THE SKYHAWKSLast year, UT Martin went 19-15 overall and 13-5 in OVC play. They fell 74-50 at Indiana in the first round of the WNIT. They return two starters from a year ago and are off to a 5-2 start this season. Their two losses are at IUPUI, 73-72, and at Northwestern, 90-64. They won 81-79 at Chattanooga last Wednesday. They have three players averaging double figures, led by sophomore Chelsey Perry’s 12.1. Redshirt-freshman Damiah Griffin averages 11.9 and junior Aundrea Adams averages 10.7. Overall, the Skyhawks rank 12th in the country with 86.6 points per game.Series History – UofL is 7-0 all-time against UT Martin. This marks the eighth time in the past nine years that the two teams have met. The only season during that stretch where they didn’t meet was 2013-14. Louisville is 5-0 against the Skyhawks at the KFC Yum! Center, winning 91-56 last year on Dec. 5, 2017. The Cardinals have won the seven games by an average margin of 25.7 points and the smallest margin of victory was a 13-poinit victory (W, 70-57) on Dec. 28, 2011.Date: Tuesday, Dec. 4Time: 7:00 p.m. ETSite: KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. (22,000)Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analystVideo: ACCNELast Meeting: W, 91-56 (Dec. 5, 2017 at KFC Yum! Center)Series History: 7-0 (5-0 Home, 2-0 Away, 0-0 Neutral)UofL National Ranking: 5th Associated Press, 4th USA TodayOfficials: Edward Sidlasky, Maggie Tieman, Ryan DurhamFor the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB. Print Friendly Version
Story Links GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six University of Louisville student-athletes have been honored on the 2019 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team, the most selections of any conference school.Louisville representatives honored on the team are Christen Cunningham, Steven Enoch, V.J. King, Ryan McMahon, Jordan Nwora and Darius Perry. King earned the recognition for the third straight year, while Nwora and Perry have been selected on two occasions.Six of the 25 members receiving the honor are from Louisville, more than any other ACC institution. Virginia Tech had four selections and NC State had three, while three schools had two each (Florida State, North Carolina, Wake Forest). Five Louisville players were honored on the team last season and the Cardinals have produced a league-best 31 selections over their five years in the ACC.Cunningham, a sport administration major, leads the ACC in assists for conference games only (6.3) and is second for all games (5.0). He is fourth in the ACC in assists/turnover ratio (2.44). The Cardinals’ team co-captain has averaged 10.1 points (third on the team). He has 10 double-figure scoring efforts in his last 19 games and 84 in his collegiate career. Cunningham has handed out five or more assists in 13 of the last 17 games, including a career-high 12 assists against Duke.Enoch, a communication major, has been a double-figure scorer in 14 games for the Cardinals this season. In his last 16 games coming off the bench, Enoch has averaged 9.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and made 59-of-115 shots from the field (.513) in an average of 19 minutes a game. He scored a career-high 22 points against Boston College, while pulling down six rebounds and hitting 4-of-5 from the foul line. Enoch is third on the team in free throw percentage (58-of-72, .806).King, a sport administration major, has been a double-figure scorer in three games and a starter in five this season. A team co-captain for the Cardinals, he totaled six points and a career-high 10 rebounds against Notre Dame in his last game, while adding two assists and no turnovers. He scored his 600th career point against Notre Dame. He totaled a season-high 17 points against Central Arkansas, his 24th career double-figure scoring game.McMahon, a marketing major, has hit a three-pointer in 21 of 30 games this season. Forty-seven of McMahon’s 61 field goals have come from three-point range. In his last nine games, McMahon has made 20-of-48 three-point goals (.417). McMahon has 14 career double-figure scoring efforts, including seven this season, and he scored a career-high 24 points against Michigan State. He is third on the team with 51 assists. UofL is 22-5 when McMahon scores eight or more points over the last three years. Nwora, an exercise science major, is the second-most improved scorer in the nation with his 17.2 scoring average (sixth in the ACC), up 10.5 points per game from his 5.7 average a year ago. He is one of four players in the ACC who has scored 20 or more points on at least 12 occasions this season. Louisville’s top rebounder (7.7 rpg, eighth in the ACC), Nwora has scored in double figures in 28 of 30 games this season (last 15 straight games) and has produced eight double-doubles this season.Perry, a sport administration major, has scored in double figures in three games this season in a reserve role. He scored a career-tying 17 points against Vermont, adding four assists. Perry, who has played at least 15 minutes in 20 games this season, matched his highest scoring performance in ACC action this season with eight points against Clemson, making 2-of-3 three-pointers. He produced a career-high eight assists and career-best matching three steals against Tennessee, adding eight points.Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.UofL men’s basketball student-athletes achieved a collective 3.352 grade-point average for the 2018 fall semester, with 11 of 14 earning a 3.0 or better GPA. The Cardinals have produced a 3.0 or better GPA in 20 of the last 21 semesters. UofL is one of only two Division I schools in the nation to have perfect men’s basketball multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in four of the past five years.2019 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball TeamAamir Simms, ClemsonJack White, DukeTrent Forrest, Florida StateDavid Nichols, Florida StateBrandon Alston, Georgia TechChristen Cunningham, LouisvilleSteven Enoch, LouisvilleV.J. King, LouisvilleRyan McMahon, LouisvilleJordan Nwora, LouisvilleDarius Perry, LouisvilleChris Lykes, MiamiNassir Little, UNCLuke Maye, UNCBraxton Beverly, NCSUTorin Dorn, NCSUWyatt Walker, NCSUKene Chukwuka, PittJack Salt, VirginiaWabissa Bede, Virginia TechAhmed Hill, Virginia TechJustin Robinson, Virginia TechNickeil Alexander-Walker, Virginia TechTorry Johnson, Wake ForestOlivier Sarr, Wake Forest Print Friendly Version
Sanjay Bhattacharya is a renowned name in art world who is known for his uniqueness and exclusivity. For a Bengal born painter, who has travelled extensively in India – like his fellow folk, Sanjay has been imbibing and storing many striking images that make up his and our India.Works of the artist are open for display at the Visual Art Gallery, IHC, New Delhi from September 19 – 29.The Indian circus has changed in the years of the artist’s maturity, but the essential elements remain the same, especially in the places of pilgrimage. The new journey which is mirrored in this show was meant to take the viewers in all the four directions of the compass, In the East, Bhattacharya picked Bengal Kalighat temple and Kamakhya, Assam. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the North, Bhattacharya chose the most-visited site in India – the sacred place of the Sikhs – where the allure of God and gold are equated in some religious reasoning much as other religions do when they put the precious in their places of worship. Here again, the literal is broken with the Akali symbol which stands midway in the canvas as a contemporary art installation.The West remains a canvas-to-be, where the Sai Baba of Shirdi will expand a new vision of the faqir of miracles. But how does one conceptualise or dare to describe an unpainted image. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTirupati represents the South, with its Vaishnav symbol atop a brass lamp flaunted against the hills and sky. Another Vishnu symbols in the conch, as well as Lord Rama, most ardent devotees find a place in the collage to demonstrate Sanjay’s painterly skills. His Bengal work dares the daring goddess. His art breaks this barrier and updates the norms of egalitarianism even with the gods, who in any case are fashioned in India after human beings.
Punter found hiding in bushes There are long delays on the A50 this morning after a multi-vehicle collision. The eastbound carriageway, between Blythe Bridge and Uttoxeter , is currently blocked after an incident involving three cars and a HGV. Police officers and paramedics are on the scene but nothing has been confirmed about injuries. A spokesman for traffic monitoring company INRIX said: “A50 Eastbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident, two cars involved at B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). At the roundabout near McDonald’s restaurant. “Reports of A50 Eastbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident from A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Cresswell) to A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter). Social media reports an accident as you head between Blythe Bridge and Uttoxeter. this is separate to the accident at the McDonald’s restaurant. ” We’ll bring you more in the feed below. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window 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 . 11:53Road openDebris removed from road and accident cleared on A50 Eastbound from A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Blythe Bridge) to A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter)..The road is now fully open following an accident around 07:45. 11:17INRIX updateOne lane closed and very slow traffic due to debris on road and accident, three cars and a lorry involved on A50 Eastbound from A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Blythe Bridge) to A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter). Lane one (of two) remains closed following an accident around 07:45. The road was fully closed until 09:40. Despite social media reports that the road remains closed, sensors show a lane remains passable past the scene.10:52Congestion update10:22Highways England09:56Road partially reopenedRoad partially reopened at 09:40. the accident happened around 07:45.09:53A52 BucknallA52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).09:47Newcastle accidentA525 Pool Dam Southbound partially blocked, queuing traffic due to accident at Orme Road. 09:08Staffordshire Police update We received calls at 7:43am this morning (Thursday 28 March) to reports of a four vehicle RTC on the A50 Eastbound, between Uttoxeter and Blythe Bridge, by Creswell turning at Draycott. Three cars and a lorry are reported to be involved in the collision. The road is blocked and there is debris on the road. Police and ambulance are at the scene and four people have minor injuries. 09:08INRIX UpdateQueueing traffic due to debris on road and accident on A50 Eastbound from A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Blythe Bridge) to A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter). Congestion to Meir Tunnel as well as Uttoxeter Road through Blythe Bridge as people divert. All lanes have been re-opened.09:04Traffic EnglandCongestion on The A50 eastbound between the A520 and the junction with the A521 Blythe Bridge East. Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:30 and 09:45 on 28 March 2019. There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic 08:52Accident location08:46Delays impacting nearby roads A50 Eastbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident from A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Cresswell) to A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter).08:40West Midlands Ambulance ServceWe were called at 7.30am to the A50. We had it reported as a collision between three cars and a lorry. Four patients involved. One ambulance and a paramedic officer are on the scene. 08:39Motorist from the sceneTraffic coming of a50 and queuing down Grindley Lane Into Blythe Bridge