Jo Brand To Take A Hell Of A Walk For Sport Relief

first_imgComedienne Jo Brand will be ‘doing herself proud’ during Sport Relief by taking on the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Jo Brand’s Hell of a Walk, a brutal ordeal which will see the 58-year-old attempt to walk an incredible 150 miles in just seven days.The route will see her travel coast-to-coast across the country from Hull to Liverpool. The challenge is sponsored by BT, a long-term supporter of Comic Relief challenges since 2009.The toughest challenge of Jo’s life will see her swap the relative comfort of the stage to endure day after day of tortuous trekking. She faces a relentless schedule, walking from dawn until dark climbing up to 1,530ft as she crosses the Pennines, which also brings high chances of snow and ice.Starting in Hull on Friday 22nd January and finishing in Liverpool on Thursday 28th January, Jo is likely to face swollen and sore feet, blisters and missing toenails. Tackling 60,000 steps and burning around 6,000 calories each day, Jo’s whole body will be aching and the pain of having to repeat this every day will test her to the limit as she exhausts every last ounce of energy to reach Liverpool.Starting out her career as a psychiatric nurse, Jo has spent many years since her rise to fame raising awareness about mental health issues – so it is fitting that during her journey she will highlight the work that Sport Relief does around mental health and issues that impact women and girls across the UK and the world’s poorest communities. Jo will be joined by famous friends and people helped by funded Sport Relief projects along the route to spur her on.Jo said: “When I first started training for this challenge, I didn’t realise I was not the national fitness icon I’d always believed myself to be. My body is a temple …it’s big and it doesn’t move! The realisation is gradually dawning that I have to walk a very, very, very long way, with many days back- to- back using only my poor little legs to carry me – and that’s a gruesome thought. But the hope is that the walk will raise much needed funds for people who really deserve it, which will keep me going.“And, if it doesn’t, I will give Greg (my trainer) full permission to push me off the top of a massive hill. See you at the bottom, folks!”The money raised from Jo’s challenge will be spent to help transform the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people both at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities.The BT Sport Relief Challenge: Jo’s Hell of a Walk isn’t the first Sport Relief Challenge BT has sponsored. From John Bishop’s Week of Hell, David Walliams’ epic swims and who could forget Davina McCall’s brave run, cycle and swim across the country, BT have been there all the way.

All the ups and downs of Jo’s challenge will be captured for a BBC documentary, to be broadcast in the run up to Sport Relief Weekend, which is taking place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March.last_img read more

Mark Bellamy to step down as artistic producer at Lunchbox Theatre

first_imgCalgary’s Lunchbox Theatre on Monday announced that after three seasons at the company, Mark Bellamy will step down as artistic producer in July 2017 to pursue other opportunities as an artist.“With a sense of immense gratitude and on behalf of the board of directors and staff of Lunchbox Theatre, I wish to announce that … Bellamy will be leaving at the end of the 2016/17 season,” said Lunchbox Theatre’s board chair Earl Connors in a statement.“Mark has decided to pursue his passion in theatre acting and directing. Mark has been a force in the revival of Lunchbox Theatre, creating a superb team of professionals who together have attracted great talent and shows through three seasons, to the delight of audiences. Connors said a search for a replacement is underway.“It has been a great honour and privilege to lead Lunchbox Theatre forward for the past three years,” said Bellamy in a statement. “I have been very lucky to work with an amazingly dedicated, hard working, supportive staff and an enthusiastic, forward thinking board. After spending 17 years as an arts administrator I am stepping aside to devote more time to my artistic craft and personal life. I know that I leave Lunchbox in a place of renewed energy and growth, and I look forward to seeing it flourish under new leadership.”ARTICLE COURTESY OF THE CALGARY HERALD LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Morocco Takes Part in Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen

Copenhagen – Morocco takes part in the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF Summit 2016), which is held in Copenhagen on June 6-7.The two-day event’s goal is to create innovative collaborations and tangible green solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges across energy, food loss and waste, climate, and sustainable cities.Morocco is represented by the Director General of the National Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and member of COP22 steering committee, Said Mouline, and the Secretary General of the ministry of Environment, Abdelouahed Fikrat. Top leaders from the private sector, governments, and civil society from more than 35 countries meet at the Global Green Growth Forum. The 3GF aims to explore, promote and demonstrate how better collaboration among leading businesses, investors, think-tanks, experts, international organizations and governments can effectively realize the potential for long-term inclusive green growth. read more

Green factor explains disappearance of bigticket promises in BC budget James

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s three-member Green party was a factor behind the absence of big-ticket election promises in the minority NDP government’s first budget update, Finance Minister Carole James says.James said universal child care and a comprehensive housing strategy will anchor her next budget in February, but not before a period of consultation with the Greens, interest groups and organizations.The NDP and Greens reached an agreement to combine their seat totals in the 87-seat legislature to defeat the Liberals in a non-confidence vote after B.C.’s spring election did not produce a clear winner. The agreement also sees the Greens support the NDP minority in confidence votes in the legislature.The NDP’s election promises included a $10-a-day child care program for families struggling to find affordable, accessible, quality daycare. The party also pledged to offer renters annual rebate cheques of $400 to offset high rents in much of the province.Green Leader Andrew Weaver said the Greens support free daycare for families of children under age three and will suggest universal child care should not be stuck on the $10 number highlighted during the election campaign.“Our position was why $10? Why not $15. Why not free?”Weaver said his party also believes the $400 renter rebate could be spread more widely to help people in need.“We share the same value that we need to give renters a break,” he said, suggesting that giving a rebate to all renters and creating the bureaucracy to deliver it may not be the best way to go.Weaver said he was thrilled the promised child care and renter rebate programs were not detailed in the NDP’s first budget update on Monday.However, social policy groups, including the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, said they were concerned James did not deliver the child care plan in the budget update, which forecast a surplus of $246 million and economic growth of 2.9 per cent“By February’s budget you’ll certainly have an indication of the plan,” James said. “Both of those need discussions before we come to February and a full year’s budget. The Greens are part of that discussion and part of that consultation.”Weaver said the absence of details on rent rebates and $10-a-day child care in the budget update indicates “a softening of some of their promises.”“We’re not forcing our platform on them,” Weaver said of upcoming talks on the issues with the NDP. “They’re not forcing their platform on us. It shows how a minority government can work.”James’s budget update also promised to hire 3,500 teachers and build thousands of rental units and homes for the homeless.And the government will increase B.C.’s $30-per-tonne carbon tax by an annual $5 per tonne on April 1, 2018.The hike is intended to ensure the province’s carbon tax reaches the federal government’s goal of $50 a tonne a year before its 2022 deadline for a set carbon price agreement across Canada, James said.She also said the carbon tax will no longer be required to be revenue neutral and the expected $1.2 billion in revenues this year will fund government programs rather than tax measures. read more

Foreign judges not considered in war crimes probe

Samaraweera said the President’s advise was sought on the text of the resolution before it was tabled and approved by the UN Human Rights Council.The Minister also dismissed allegations over the proposed Office on Missing Persons which will investigate  complaints on those missing.He insisted that investigating the whereabouts of those missing is not an attempt to frame the military as alleged by the opposition. He said Sri Lanka’s commitment to address issues related to the war had drawn support from the international community, including the US, China and India. Samaraweera said that this was clear from the support Sri Lanka had when it co-sponsored a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last year on Sri Lanka. The resolution calls on Sri Lanka to take several measures to address concerns related to the war, including to investigate complaints on hundreds missing during the war.The Foreign Minister dismissed allegations that President Maithripala Sirisena was not updated on the contents of the resolution before Sri Lanka supported it in Geneva last October. The Minister also said that a Truth Seeking Commission will also be established soon to seek answers related to the war. (Colombo Gazette) The Government today asserted that foreign judges have not been considered in the investigation on the war.Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told a group of journalists today that the judicial process will be domestic with the possibility of obtaining the advise of foreign experts. read more

US consumer prices jump 06 per cent in August driven higher by

US consumer prices jump 0.6 per cent in August, driven higher by more expensive gas WASHINGTON – More expensive gas drove up U.S. consumer prices in August by the most in three years. But outside energy, inflation was tame.The Labor Department said Friday that consumer prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 per cent last month, the first increase since March. Higher gas prices accounted for 80 per cent of the increase. Food prices rose 0.2 per cent.Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices edged up 0.1 per cent for the second straight month. Rents, medical care and new cars got more expensive, while clothing, furniture and airline fares fell in price.Mild inflation leaves consumers with more money to spend, which can boost economic growth. Lower inflation will allow the Federal Reserve to stick with programs announced Thursday aimed at lifting the economy. If the Fed is worried that prices are rising too fast, it might have to raise interest rates.In the past 12 months, prices have increased 1.7 per cent. That’s down from a peak of 3.9 per cent in September 2011 and below the Fed’s inflation target of 2 per cent.Core consumer prices rose 1.9 per cent in the past 12 months, the smallest annual increase in a year.August’s prices rose largely because gas prices have jumped in recent weeks. The average price for a gallon (3.7 litres) of gas nationwide was $3.87 on Friday, up 16 cents in the past month.The modest increase in food prices indicates the drought in the Midwest is not yet pushing up grocery prices. Some economists say that will happen in the comings months.On Thursday, the Federal Reserve said it would purchase $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities a month until the economy and the job market steadily improve. Fed officials also said they would keep short-term interest rates low even after the economy strengthens.Hiring has weakened recently after a strong start to the year. Employers added only 96,000 jobs in August, below the 141,000 added in July and far below the average gains of 226,000 in the first quarter.The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 per cent from 8.3 per cent, but only because the number of people in the work force shrank.For now, the economy isn’t growing fast enough to spur greater job gains. The economy expanded at a 1.7 per cent annual pace in the April-June quarter. That’s down from 2 per cent in the first quarter and 4.1 per cent in the final three months of last year. by News Staff Posted Sep 14, 2012 10:25 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Drivers last moments recorded in 999 call as he tells operator cars cruise

first_imgA driver dialled 999 as his out-of-control car hurtled along a motorway at more than 110mph and said that the cruise control was stuck open and he could not stop, an inquest heard.An operator heard company director Kaushal Gandhi being killed as his car crashed into the back of a stationary lorry during the eight-minute emergency call.A recording of the 32-year-old’s call to police was played to a coroner, who heard he struggled at the controls of his white Skoda Octavia as it reached speeds of 119mph on the M40 before the fatal impact.Mr Gandhi had told the emergency call handler that the cruise control had stuck open and he was accelerating out of control. The inquest heard the car had a button to start and stop the engine instead of an ignition key and as Mr Gandhi pushed it, the engine kept escalating to high revs. The coroner was told that a retired firefighter driving an Ocado HGV on the opposite side of the road recalled to police how the white Skoda crashed into the truck 600 yards after the M40 merged into the A40 Western Avenue shortly after 3am.Robert Hague, the witness, said: “Just a millisecond after it whooshed past me, I heard a bang.”Mr Hague called the emergency services immediately after he used the A40 junction’s motorway to go back to the scene.He told the inquest: “The car was almost completely embedded in the lorry, the roof of the car was peeled back. The car had knocked the rear axle of the lorry a long way forward into the front axle.”Martin Clatworthy, a vehicle data examiner and safety specialist for Volkswagen, the makers of the Skoda, told the inquest that the airbag systems gave the speed, steering, accelerator pedal position and braking of the Skoda in the five seconds before the crash.The inquest heard that the main car part that recorded the data was destroyed in the collision, but it had fed the information to the vehicle’s airbag system.That data revealed the Skoda was travelling at 116mph with the accelerator pedal fully depressed five seconds before the crash.No braking was recorded, but there was evidence of small steering left and right as dashcam footage from Mr Hague’s HGV showed the car veering from the middle lane into nearside lane, where the motorway merged with A40.The car continued to accelerate and hit a top speed of 119mph with the accelerator pedal pressed two-thirds of the way down, two seconds before the impact at 94mph when it was fully off, the inquest heard.Mr Clatworthy said: “There is no indication that there was any error or problem with any of the electronic systems of the car in the five seconds leading up to the collision.” The incident unfolded on the M40 in BuckinghamshireCredit:INS The crash happened near junction 1 of the M40 in BuckinghamshireConcluding the inquest, Mr Butler recorded a narrative verdict.He said: “Shortly after 0300 hours on February 2 2016 the Skoda Octavia motor car being driven by Mr Gandhi was in collision with a Scania truck which was parked for the night in a lay-by on the eastbound carriageway of the A40 Western Avenue, approximately 600 metres east of the M40 junction 1. Mr Gandhi died instantly.”Two seconds prior to the impact the Skoda had reached a speed of 192 km/h (119 mph) based on analysis of data retrieved from the vehicle’s airbag deployment system.”At the time off the impact the speed of the vehicle was 152 km/h (94 mph). The accelerator pedal is recorded as having been depressed fully, five seconds prior to the impact but not depressed at all at 1.5 seconds prior to the impact. The steering input data indicates small deviations left and right during the last five seconds.”In the eight-and-a-half minute period prior to the collision Mr Gandhi had been engaged in a phone conversation with Thames Valley Police.”He added: “The vehicle was badly damaged in the collision but subsequent extensive investigations have not revealed any evidence of the faults described by Mr Gandhi.” The driver said the cruise control on his Skoda Octavia had stuck open and was accelerating out of control. File pictureCredit:INS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The coroner was told the car was finally brought to a halt when it careered off the motorway and into a lay-by where the flat-bed lorry was parked.Emergency services who arrived at the scene soon after the crash found Mr Gandhi’s body in the wreckage. The car was embedded under the lorry up to the back wheels.The inquest in Beaconsfield, Bucks, heard the motorist told police his car was driving itself as it reached 119mph two seconds before the collision with the stationary 18-tonne lorry.Mr Gandhi’s eight-and-a-half minute 999 call was played to the inquest. The coroner heard the Skoda hit the three-axle HGV with such force that its rear axle was pushed to the front of the trailer. The Skoda was found with its roof peeled off up to its rear wheels.Senior coroner Crispin Butler said that data analysis from the car’s airbag systems failed to provide evidence of the defects Mr Gandhi, from Harrow, London, was describing to the police moments before his death.The inquest heard Mr Gandhi, the director of Rehncy Shaheem Chartered Accountants, in Greenford, west London, told the male police call handler: “My car is not coming out of the cruise control.”I have just passed the exit of the M40 towards Slough. It is not letting me stop. It [the speedometer] shows 70mph, but I think I am going much faster than this.”The call handler from Thames Valley Police asked: “Can you slow to a stop by braking? Can you try to control the car’s speed using your gears?””I am trying. It is not stopping at neutral,” said Mr Gandhi, before a faint beep could be heard as he tried turning off his engine by pressing the start-stop button.”I have kept pressing the button, but all it makes is a noise,” he said. “My speed is increasing. I think what has happened was I tried to change the mode on the car, because I was on the sports mode. I pressed a button to come onto the normal mode and then it is not allowing me to do anything.”center_img M40 I have kept pressing the button, but all it makes is a noise. My speed is increasingKaushal Gandhi in his 999 call Police collision investigator Andrew Evans said Mr Gandhi’s account of his vehicle’s positions during his call to police was backed up by video footage taken by Highways England cameras of his car on the M40.Mr Evans, who said there were no skid marks near the lay-by, added that the faults Mr Gandhi described meant that the Skoda would have had to have suffered a simultaneous mechanical and electronic failure.He said: “We would have to have had an electronic failure earlier and also a mechanical failure of the clutch as well.”If you are in sixth gear and you need to knock it into neutral at those speeds, you should be able to do that without using the clutch.”He explained that applying the handbrake could have saved Mr Gandhi’s life by forcing the car’s rear wheels to lock up and turn it around so it skidded backwards.The coroner ruled out any suggestion that that Mr Gandhi, of Harrow, Middlesex, had deliberately taken his own life.Mr Gandhi, who was born in Mumbai, India, had many interests including archery, sky diving and had recently got back in touch with an ex-girlfriend in India after his marriage ended in February 2015.”This was not a matter that caused Kaushal any concerns,” said Gatinder Kaur, a friend and work colleague. “He was on top of the world, he had everything to live for.”She added: “He kept his car immaculately spotless, it was one of his passions. He was a good driver and he did not mention the car had any problems. I know Kaushal would not drink and drive, he was meticulous about this.”The coroner said a post-mortem examination at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford gave the cause of death as multiple injuries. A toxicology report showed no substances that would affect Mr Gandhi’s driving in his blood at the time. Skoda Octavia The driver, whom the inquest heard was a car enthusiast and a “meticulous” driver, asked the call handler if a lane could be closed ahead of him as he approached a junction with the A40 at Denham, Bucks.”It is just gone 77mph right now,” he said. The call handler was then heard asking if he had tried pulling on the handbrake.”I haven’t tried it (using the handbrake) because at this speed I am not sure what will happen. I am in the middle lane right now, there is no traffic. Do you want me to try the handbrake?”The call handler, who was then seeking advice from a colleague, got no response to a question and the crash then happened.The coroner heard that the phone connection was lost moments after Mr Gandhi was heard saying: “I am just going to check that, one second… “The call handler was then heard to say: “Are you still there? Hello, operator, I’ve lost the line.”last_img read more

Ministry of Education pledges 6M to STEM Guyana team

First Lady, Mrs Sandra Granger, on Wednesday received a cheque for $636,000 from Minister of Education, Ms Nicolette Henry on behalf of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Guyana.Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry presents a cheque to First Lady, Mrs Sandra Granger, on behalf of STEM Guyana, to support the team’s participation in the First Global Robotics Championship, which will be held in Mexico.This sum, which is the first installment of a total pledge of $6,000,000, will assist in purchasing the Robotics kit for the team as they prepare to compete in the First Global Robotics Championship set for Mexico from August 16-18, 2018.  The presentation ceremony was held at the Office of the First Lady at State House.Minister Henry has offered her support the team and extended her best wishes for their success. “Thank you for giving us the opportunity… to partner with STEM Guyana. We believe it’s a wonderful programme and we are more than excited to provide support and opportunity for our young people… For those of you who are going this year, I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing Guyana shine again,” she said.Meanwhile, the First Lady said that the Ministry’s support opens doors for the STEM team. “I want to say thank you on behalf of STEM Guyana… It is… through you… that our young people are gearing up for Mexico… The kids have now started looking at the competition robot and I know that they will iron out the kinks by the time [of] the month of [August],” Mrs. Granger said.Team Mentor, Ms Farnaz Baksh thanked both Minister Henry and Mrs Granger for their support. “We’re very thankful… Last year, they were… one of the first supporters to help us and make the journey successful… and this year they have done that again. So, we do commend them and we do appreciate all that they have done, both financially and [morally],” she said.This is the second year that STEM Guyana has received support from the Ministry of Education, which  provided funds for the team’s participation in last year’s Robotics Olympics competition in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFirst Lady urges youths to embrace technology at robotics exhibitionJuly 8, 2018In “latest news”STEM Guyana receives $2.5M for participation at First Global Robotic ChallengeJune 22, 2017In “latest news”Education Ministry, STEM Guyana launch NGSA AppFebruary 12, 2018In “latest news” read more

Womens EHF EURO 2010 Predictions Scandi Final Golden Norway

Women’s EHF EURO 2010Women’s EHF EURO 2010 in Denmark and Norway In the time of beginning of Women’s EHF EURO 2010 in Denmark and Norway, was so brave to make a prediction of final placement:1. PLACE (GOLD MEDAL)  – NORWAYThey are the best team at the World for many years and with support of their fans at home ground, probably they are unbeatable.  Gro and the other girls will win this.2. PLACE (BRONZE MEDAL) – DENMARKAlso home team, with huge support and national coach who know how to win in the big matches….3. PLACE (SILVER MEDAL) – ROMANIAIt is a time for Romania. Many TOP quality players, who know each other are solid base for success. Now or never…Other places – 4. FRANCE5. RUSSIA6. GERMANY7. MONTENEGRO8. HUNGARY9. SPAIN10. SWEDEN11. CROATIA12. UKRAINE13. SERBIA14. NETHERLANDS15. ICELAND16. SLOVENIALet’s see if we are on the right way…Watch EHF EURO 2010 – Livestream –Photo: EHF EURO 2010 ← Previous Story It is a time for HANDBALL – Women’s EHF EURO 2010 Next Story → Women’s EHF EURO 2010 (Round 1): Great Montenegro, fantastic Norway read more

Google a la permission de racheter ITA

first_imgGoogle a la permission de racheter ITALe département de la justice américain (DoJ) a donné son accord au rachat de l’éditeur d’outils informatiques spécialisé dans le secteur des voyages.Google a enfin obtenu le feu vert du département de la justice américain (DoJ) pour le rachat d’ITA Software, un éditeur de logiciels spécialisés destinés aux compagnies aériennes et agences de voyages. Mais le DoJ a néanmoins exprimé quelques conditions auxquelles Google devra se plier, comme celle de permettre aux clients existant d’ITA de pouvoir renouveler leurs licences jusqu’en 2016. Le géant américain de l’Internet devra également proposer la licence du logiciel QPX d’ITA aux clients actuels et nouveaux “sur une base raisonnable, juste et non-discriminatoire”, relaye ZDnet.  Un système de pare-feu devra être mis en place afin que Google n’accède pas aux technologies des clients présentes sur les serveurs d’ITA. Enfin, le DoJ devra être mis au courant par Google de toute plainte d’un concurrent dans le domaine du voyage qui contesterait son classement dans les résultats de recherche de son moteur. Un ensemble de conditions dont le département de la justice estime qu’il va “préserver la concurrence sur la comparaison entre les tarifs aériens et entre les sites de réservation de voyages, et faire en sorte que les sites utilisant le logiciel d’ITA soient en mesure de concurrencer tout site sur le secteur aérien que Google pourrait lancer”. Le 11 avril 2011 à 14:20 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is Now Backward Compatible on Xbox

first_imgStay on target The day many Xbox fans asked for has finally arrived. Microsoft announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is now available on the Xbox One via backward compatibility.Being that it is a backward compatible title, anyone who owns a copy of Black Ops 2 for the Xbox 360 can play it for free. These folks can simply insert the disk into the Xbox One and then let the console download and install the game. Those who do not own Black Ops 2 can buy it for 50% off during the Xbox Spring Sale. Xbox Live Gold Members can buy the game for 60% off through April 17. Black Ops 2 is $24.99 standard, so those discounts will definitely save users some money.Your tweets have been answered.@CallofDuty: #BlackOps2 [M] is now on #XboxOne via #BackwardCompatibility.— Xbox (@Xbox) April 11, 2017 For those who may not know, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was one of the biggest entries in the franchise. It arguably distils everything audiences love about the post-Modern Warfare Call of Duty into one perfect package. The series took somewhat of a downturn after Black Ops 2 for many long-time Call of Duty fans. It can be argued this was the last “great” Call of Duty game. It is because of this reason that so many fans have asked for it to be included in a backward compatible title.One interesting thing to note about this announcement is that Black Ops 2 will be playable on Project Scorpio. It is unclear how it (or any other backward compatible title) will benefit from the added horsepower of the Scorpio at this time. However, it is good to know that if you plunk down money for Microsoft’s upcoming mid-gen upgraded console that you’ll be able to play Black Ops 2 and any other backward compatible Xbox 360 games on it. ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Trailer Steps Out of the ShadowsNext ‘Call of Duty’ Is Probably ‘Modern Warfare’ last_img read more

79 NXT Results Largo Florida 3Way Tag Match

first_img Google+ Sasha Banks Now Playing Up Next Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next 7/9 NXT Results: Largo, Florida1. The Uhaa Nation def. Elias Sampson2. Gionna Daddio & Lina def. Cassie & Jessie McKay3. Mike Rawlis def. Angelo Dawkins4. Shoot Nation def. The Mechanics5. Bull Dempsey def. Tyler Breeze6. Baron Corbin def. Solomon Crowe7. NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks def. Carmella8. NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy def. The Jersey Boys & The VaudevillainsSource: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With InjuryVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 34.41%0:03Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Blisscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next 8/24 NXT Live Results: Tampa, FL (#1 Contender Battle Royal, NXT Title Match) More details released on WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso DUI arrest in Pensacola, FL 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Xavier Woods Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Will Sasha Banks Return To The WWE? Pinterest What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match?last_img read more

5 dead in vehicle knife attack at British Parliament

first_imgLONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a “sick and depraved terrorist attack.”Lawmakers, lords, staff and visitors were locked down after the man was shot by police within the perimeter of Parliament, just yards from entrances to the building itself and in the shadow of the iconic Big Ben clock tower. He died, as did three pedestrians on the bridge, and the police officer. A doctor who treated the wounded from the bridge said some had “catastrophic” injuries. Three police officers, several French teenagers on a school trip, two Romanian tourists and five South Korean visitors were among the injured.Police said they were treating the attack as terrorism. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.Metropolitan Police counterterrorism chief Mark Rowley said police believed there was only one attacker, “but it would be foolish to be overconfident early on.” He said an unarmed policeman, three civilians and the attacker died. Forty others, including three police officers, were injured.Islamic extremism was suspected in the attack, Rowley said, adding that authorities believe they know the assailant’s identity but would not reveal it while the investigation was ongoing.last_img read more

Spain head coach Fernando Hierro defends David de Gea

first_imgThe new Spain head coach Fernando Hierro has defended David de Gea and gave him a huge vote of confidence after his mistake that gave Portugal a thrilling 3-3 draw in their World Cup opener on Friday.The Manchester United goalkeeper allowed Ronaldo’s shot to slip through his grasp to land into the net. But Hierro went ahead to defend him after the game, saying via SkySport:“We’re not going to point the finger of blame at anyone,”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Of course there are moments when things don’t go as well but we know what we want, and what we are asking our players and everyone is to see us as a team.“We don’t have any doubts about De Gea and he doesn’t have any doubts about himself either. I gave him a long embrace, we know that being a goalkeeper requires special psychology and is a difficult position to play in.“He has had lots of good days. We are a family, we are a team, and we stick together.”last_img read more

Police get two guns off the streets Five Cays man taken in

first_img Related Items:five cays, guns, police Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Aug 2015 – Two guns are off the streets thanks to an intelligence led investigation by police. Police in a report today explain that a search of a vehicle at a business place on Leeward Highway led to their discovery of an illegal firearm and 14 rounds of ammunition. A 34 year old man of Five Cays was arrested for the crime but Police say they were not done yet. A second search of the man’s residence led to an alleged find of yet another gun and three empty magazines. With these two counts pending, the man is in custody and police are continuing their investigation. As for how they came to suspect the man of allegedly being in possession of illegal firearms, it was only described as, “intelligence led policing… Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back openlast_img read more

Boateng Its a big honour to play for Barca

first_imgKevin-Prince Boateng dubbed his move to Barcelona as a “dream” after the midfielder’s shock loan switch was completed on Monday.Boateng, 31, joined the Catalan side on loan from Serie A side Sassuolo for the rest of the season, with an €8million purchase option included.The former AC Milan and Las Palmas midfielder said it was a dream to get an opportunity to play for Barca.‘It’s an honour to play for Barcelona’ – KP Boateng— SportsAfric (@sports_afric) January 22, 2019David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“I’m very happy. It’s a big honour to be here and have the possibility to play for this great club,” Boateng told Barca TV and cited on FourFourTwo.“For every kid who starts to play football I think it is a dream to play for a club like Barcelona, so for every player and especially for me it’s a big dream come true.”Boateng only arrived at Sassuolo from Eintracht Frankfurt in July last year, making 15 appearances for the club.📹 INSIDE VIEW👀 @KPBofficial’s first hours in Barcelona ⚽️ #EnjoyPrince 🔵🔴— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 21, 2019last_img read more

City leaders and volunteers taking part in annual countywide homeless census

first_img Updated: 11:20 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Volunteers Friday are conducting the annual census of homeless people living on San Diego County streets and shelters.WeAllCount is the local name for the federally mandated effort to generate a one-day snapshot of people living on the streets or in short-term shelters in the region. The initiative helps the county secure federal funding for housing and other services.More than 1,600 volunteers are expected to act as counters who walk the streets to count the homeless they see, and interviewers who guide the homeless through surveys, according to the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless, which organizes the effort. Follow-up interviews will be conducted through Jan. 31.Gordon Walker, task force chief executive, said there’s a lot of pressure to execute the count each year because the data collected is so important.“The federal government relies on the results from the county to determine how severe the problem is moving up or down in any single community,” he said.Last year, 9,116 people were counted living on streets or in shelters, a 5 percent increase over the year before. More than 60 percent of those counted last year were unsheltered, according to task force data. January 26, 2018 John Soderman, Ed Lenderman Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: January 26, 2018 John Soderman, Ed Lenderman, City leaders and volunteers taking part in annual county-wide homeless censuslast_img read more

Shanahan Approves 15B in Military Funds for Southern Border

first_img ADC AUTHOR Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved transferring $1.5 billion from Pentagon accounts Friday for barrier construction along the southern border, The Hill reported.“Today we reprogrammed $1.5 billion toward the construction of more than 120 miles of border barrier without impacting readiness,” Shanahan said in a statement. “The funds were culled from a variety of sources, to include unexecuted prior year funds, the suspension of reimbursements to Pakistan, and costs reductions in a series of contracts.”Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee had earlier cast the move as harmful to troops.“The Pentagon has now reprogrammed 12 times more money to the wall than for repairs at Tyndall AFB, destroyed by Hurricane Michael. We should put troops first!” Durbin tweeted.The latest $1.5 billion transfer is in addition to $1 billion shifted in March from unspent Army recruiting accounts. Shanahan transferred those funds despite vocal Democratic opposition.Army Corps of Engineers photo by David Palmerlast_img read more

Public divided over process for establishing federal water quality protections

first_imgThe Chilkat River in 2009. (Dave Bezaire/Flickr Creative Commons)Several communities across Alaska have nominated their local waters for a federal Tier 3 designation, which is the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest water quality standard. Until the state establishes a process for approving or denying those nominations, they remain in limbo. The Senate Resources Committee introduced a bill last month requiring a recommendation by three state agencies and approval by the legislature to implement these water protections.Outstanding National Resource Waters, also known as Tier 3 waters, are protected from any activities that degrade water quality unless the degradation is temporary and limited.At a meeting last week, Senate Resources Committee Chair Chris Birch said that Senate Bill 51 would codify a process for designating these waters in Alaska.“I introduced SB51 to ensure that the authority to designate such waters lies where the state constitution intends it to, within the hands of the state legislature,” Birch said.According to Birch, Tier 3 waters could have broad impacts on resource development, recreation and other activities on state lands and waters. For this reason, SB51 would require a Tier 3 nomination to receive a recommendation from three state agencies: The Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Natural Resources and Department of Fish and Game. The nomination would then be sent to the legislature for approval.Industry groups such as Southeast Conference, Sealaska Corporation, the Alaska Support Industry Alliance and the Alaska Miners Association have written letters and testified in support of SB51.Not everyone thinks it is such a good idea. Senator Jesse Kiehl of Senate District Q has doubts about the bill.“It looks like it is mostly structured to set up hurdles rather than make a carefully considered decision,” Kiehl said.Kiehl represents communities of the Upper Lynn Canal in the state legislature and sits on the Senate Resources Committee. He believes that requiring a recommendation from three state agencies for a Tier 3 nomination is a constraint on the legislature.He is not alone. Kimberley Strong is tribal council president of the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan. She says people in Klukwan have relied on the Chilkat River for salmon and other wild food sources for thousands of years.At a meeting Wednesday, Strong told the Senate Resources Committee that SB51 would make it almost impossible for her community to obtain a Tier 3 designation for the river.“We’ll have to go through three different commissioners just to say they will all agree that the Chilkat River is important enough to the entire state to bring it to you folks in the legislative position that you’re in, and then we’re going to take it to the governor and see if he wants to veto it because of the political wranglings that go on,” Strong said.The Chilkat River is among five rivers in Alaska that have been nominated for a Tier 3 designation. The Chandalar River, the Yakutat Forelands, the Koktuli River and the Draanjik River have also been nominated for Tier 3 designations.last_img read more

Play Fruit Ninja on a touchscreen made of mist

first_imgOne of the more successful mobile games out there, next to Angry Birds, is Fruit Ninja. So if you’ve got some new touchscreen tech to show off, there’s few better choices than the popular game, and that’s exactly what Russian company Displayair have decided to use.On a stand at CES they setup a touchscreen formed from a wall of mist. Sitting behind the mist is a projector, camera, and tablet, which runs the game and projects it on to a layer of vaporized water forming the screen. If you “touch” the mist it registers just like an interaction with a typical touchscreen, and gestures are recognized, too.As the video shows, it works relatively well and isn’t just limited to simple-input games. You can surf the web, watch YouTube, or check your email and Facebook, for example.As you can imagine, the tech isn’t cheap (yet) and a single Displayair unit will cost $10,000. Consumers won’t be able to pick one up for another five years, by which time it should have gotten smaller and much cheaper.There’s a potential tech-breaking issue as I see it with this display, though. The Displayair uses up to 2 liters of water an hour forming that wall of mist. All that moisture is going to remain in the air around your expensive devices, including the projector and the tablet, so they could end up getting moisture damage. Displayair even touts air moisturization as a feature.Displayair is certainly different, but I suspect it will be technology limited to locations where you want to draw attention and get people interacting publicly, such as at conferences, events, and museums. For this to be a success it needs to be much cheaper, the image projected needs to be of a higher resolution, and they’ve got to figure out how to sell it to us beyond it just looking cool.via Huffington Postlast_img read more