Alli out of England squad

first_imgEngland Alli out of England squad for Germany and Brazil friendlies Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 19:44 11/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dele Alli Tottenham Getty Image England Premier League England v Germany England v Brazil Brazil Germany Tottenham Hotspur Friendlies The Three Lions will be missing the Tottenham midfielder, who has sustained a hamstring injury, for the two marquee friendlies at Wembley Dele Alli has been ruled out of the England squad after sustaining a hamstring injury.The midfielder, who scored twice in midweek as Tottenham beat Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley, was ruled out of his club’s clash with Crystal Palace early on Sunday, and it has been confirmed that he will miss upcoming international friendlies against Germany and Brazil.England 20/1 to win World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It has not yet been announced if a replacement will be called up by Gareth Southgate, who has named a youthful squad for the two marquee games this month.Squad update: the #ThreeLions will be without @dele_official for this month’s games.Get well soon, Dele!— England (@England) November 5, 2017 The likes of Joe Gomez, Jesse Lingard, Harry Winks, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham have been called up by Southgate, as he looks to formalise his plans ahead of the World Cup in Russia next summer.England qualified for the tournament by finishing top of their World Cup qualifying group, going through the pool unbeaten.The Three Lions face Germany on November 10, before taking on Brazil four days later. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Lewandowski: I’ve heard nothing from Real Madrid

first_imgTransfers Lewandowski’s ‘heard nothing’ from Real Madrid following agent change Chris Burton 18:34 25/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Robert Lewandowski Bayern 2017 Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Bayern München Bundesliga Primera División Robert Lewandowski The prolific Bayern striker continues to be linked with a big-money summer transfer and commented on his change in representation Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has rubbished reports suggesting a change of agent means he is off to Real Madrid, with no contact received from Spain.The prolific Pole has turned to ‘super agent’ Pini Zahavi to manage his career, with the Israeli taking on one of the most sought-after talents in world football.Lewandowski is enjoying another productive season at club level, with the 20-goal mark reached in the Bundesliga for a third successive year and the sixth time in seven years spread across spells at Bayern and Borussia Dortmund. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp It is those exploits which continue to see him linked with big-money moves elsewhere, with reports of interest from Madrid refusing to go away.The 29-year-old has, however, once again moved to distance himself from the rumours and play down the importance of a change in representative, telling reporters: “No, that [agent change] has nothing to do with this speculation.“I haven’t heard anything from Real Madrid, I don’t know whether my agent has and people will write what they want, but it doesn’t interest me.”Lewandowski drew a rare blank in his latest outing, as Bayern were held to a goalless draw by Hertha Berlin, but he remains a talismanic presence in Munich.With that in mind, the Bundesliga leaders have no intention of sanctioning a sale, with manager Jupp Heynckes having said of the incessant transfer talk: “A player is allowed to change his agent, it doesn’t mean anything.“Bayern want to – and will – keep our top players.”Zahavi has also played down the Real reports, with no talks held with the La Liga giants at this stage.He told Bild after being confirmed as Lewandowski’s agent: “Of course I have a lot of contacts in the industry, but that has nothing to do with it.“However, one never knows what will happen in the future.”last_img read more

Wenger racks up 700th Arsenal win

first_imgArsenal Wenger racks up 700th Arsenal win Jack Davies 00:17 12/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) wenger - CROPPED Getty Images Arsenal Arsène Wenger Watford Premier League Arsenal v Watford Almost 22 years on from his first, the Frenchman made it 700 wins as Gunners boss in the Premier League clash with Watford on Sunday Arsene Wenger chalked up his 700th win in charge of Arsenal as the Gunners beat Watford 3-0 at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.The under-fire manager’s first victory came against Blackburn Rovers way back in 1996, when Ian Wright scored twice in a 2-0 win at Ewood Park.And goals from Shkodran Mustafi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan saw Wenger to number 700, while Troy Deeney – who accused Arsenal of lacking “cojones” earlier in the season – had a penalty saved by Petr Cech. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The match also saw Arsenal score their 1000th Premier League home goal, Mesut Ozil become the fastest player to reach 50 assists and Cech keep his 200th clean sheet in the competition.During his time in charge of the Gunners, Wenger has racked up seven FA Cup titles and three Premier League crowns. The Frenchman’s long reign at the helm has been called into question in recent seasons, with the Gunners failing to qualify for the Champions League last season for the first time in 20 years.And that streak could continue this term, with Arsenal well outside of the top four as the calendar reaches March. Wenger’s best chance at a Champions League return looks likely to be through the Europa League, which Arsenal must win to return to Europe’s top club competition next season.last_img read more

Mourinho questions United mentality

first_imgJosé Mourinho Matic was an island of personality – Mourinho questions United mentality Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 06:49 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) José Mourinho Manchester United Romelu Lukaku Brighton & Hove Albion FA Cup Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion Videos Despite seeing Manchester United progress into the semi-finals of the FA Cup by beating Brighton, the manager was annoyed by his side Jose Mourinho singled out Nemanja Matic as an “island of personality” as he criticised the mentality of his Manchester United players despite booking a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.Romelu Lukaku and Matic converted United’s only two efforts on target in a 2-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday to set up a trip to Wembley.Mourinho had told his players to “grow up” following Tuesday’s surprise defeat to Sevilla in the Champions League and the Portuguese left Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez as unused substitutes against Brighton. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Luke Shaw was hauled off at half-time despite playing a role in Lukaku’s opener, with Mourinho unimpressed with United’s performance in a dour display against the Seagulls.”I didn’t like the game,” Mourinho told BT Sport. “I think we deserved to win because I think the game was in control for the majority, we scored two and they didn’t score, so we clearly deserved it but we didn’t play the way I want.”I had a reaction from some. Some players were mentally strong enough with football quality and that was the reason we won, but a team of 11 must have six or seven performing and wanting responsibility to play. I’m not happy with the performance, I’m happy with the result.”When I spend two days with faster build-up and ball arriving earlier between lines and in attacking areas it depends on decisions in possession and movement in attack, I spend two days working on it but attacking players don’t want the ball, defenders taking square passes, I have to feel frustrated.”The biggest frustration is not a bad result because this can happen, it’s when I work on the [training] pitch and don’t see the situations on the pitch.”Many, many times Matic was an island of personality and desire and control, surrounded by a lack of personality, class and desire.”[Scott] McTominay lost more passes than in all his games altogether but he was a Manchester United player, he gives to the team.”It was a question of mentality. The perfect Manchester United player has quality and personality and is consistent. When you play bad you must have personality.”#MUFC in the @EmiratesFACup this season:Played Scored Conceded Bring on the semi-finals— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 17, 2018Although Mourinho did not single out individuals for criticism, Shaw’s withdrawal for Ashley Young at half-time was a sign the United manager remains doubtful over the left-back’s qualities.”It was a decision, one player for another in the same position,” Mourinho said. “I wanted to defend better, I want my defensive line to be more solid in response to some situations and I want more personality in the team.”last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool No2 Lijnders: Keita ready to shine

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool No2 Lijnders: Keita ready to shineby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders says Naby Keita will feature in the Carabao Cup against MK Dons.It will be his first competitive Liverpool appearance since last season’s Champions League semi-finals. Keita is back in training having overcome the recurrence of an adductor injury initially sustained in the first leg of that epic battle with Barcelona last term.It was during the Reds’ Community Shield meeting with Manchester City that Keita suffered the setback, meaning he has failed to play a single minute of the new campaign.Asked if the midfielder might feature tomorrow, Lijnders said: “Yes. I will not give the team but… “He is in a really good way. What a boy! He makes our build-up play completely different, he creates unpredictability [in] how the ball moves forward. “He’s an important player and hopefully we can use him in the next weeks. Tomorrow will be a day where he will shine.” last_img read more

World Cup 2019 Match 1, England vs South Africa: When and Where to watch live streaming

first_imgWorld Cup 2019 Match 1, England vs South Africa: When and Where to watch live streamingWorld Cup 2019: Here you can find all the details regarding when, where and how to watch the opening game of the World Cup between England and South Africa to be played at The Oval, Londonadvertisement India Today Web Desk LondonMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 13:12 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England vs South Africa Live Streaming (Reuters)Hosts and hot favourites England will know this is their best chance to lift the crown for the first time when they take on perennial underachievers South Africa in the World Cup opener at The Oval here on Thursday. England, who are still in search of their first trophy like South Africa, have risen from the ashes of their poor campaign in the showpiece last time, following that group-stage exit by ascending to the summit of the ICC ODI rankings.South Africa, always considered one of the favourites, have also had injury concerns over their two other main strike bowlers, Lungi Ngidi (side) and Kagiso Rabada (back), though both played in the warm-up win over Sri Lanka last week. As far as their batting is concerned, Du Plessis will have to shoulder a lot of responsibility along with stumper batsman Quinton de Kock. Hashim Amla’s international career appears to be winding down as this could be his last World Cup.Here’s all you need to know about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 1, England vs South Africa:What TV channel and live stream is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa being broadcast?The opening match, England vs South Africa, of the ICC Cricket World Cup can be viewed on Doordarshan, Star Sports 1 and 2. and Hotstar app will live stream the opener.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match be held?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match will take place at Kennington Oval, London, May 30.advertisementWhere can I check the online live updates of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match?You can follow our coverage here – time will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match start?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where can I watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England vs South Africa match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network, Doordarshan and can also be streamed on sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow England vs South AfricaFollow Eoin MorganFollow Faf Du Plessislast_img read more

Jaguar’s Newest F-Type is Rally Car Begging to Go Off Road

first_img 1 of 6 A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Jaguar XK 120 (left) and the rally-ready Jaguar F-Type (right). JaguarDirt is a special substance. It can be both soft and hard. Dirty and clean. And when you’re flying across a section of dirt road in a specially outfitted rally car, it can be damn near transcendental. What could make that sort of experience better? How about an open-top, rear-wheel drive Jaguar F-Type rally car? Oh yes, that’ll do.Built as a showcase to celebrate Jaguar’s 70 years in sports car manufacturing, the British marque decided that to properly celebrate its own history, it would build two rally-prepped F-Type convertibles and both come with all the accouterments you’d expect from something that eats dirt and gravel for breakfast. The Jaguar team chose to rallify the F-Types as an homage to an original XK 120 that competed in a host of Alpine rallies in the 1950s, including winning two outright in the hands of Ian Appleyard.Though we would’ve loved to have seen the 5.0-liter, supercharged V-8 power these special F-Types in all their gasoline-swilling glory, Jaguar decided to use F-Types powered by the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Ingenium engines which are tuned to 300-ish horsepower.As for the rest of the cars, much of the upgrades are hand-built and indeed built to FIA competition specification. Jaguar Previous Next Jaguar Jaguar Jaguar Jaguar center_img NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Though these F-Types won’t be for sale, their design and the brand’s historical celebration will amount to a road car Jaguar will sell you. Called the F-Type Checkered Flag Edition, the car features a unique livery, interior modifications, and a handful of lovely checkered flag embossments throughout the car.Unfortunately, this special-edition F-Type won’t be available outside of the U.K., but maybe, just maybe, someone with a lot of money, a little sense, and a love for that special substance will convince Jaguar to build a few more of those rally-spec’d cars and we’ll get a chance to drive one. Fingers crossed. America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations These modifications include purpose-built dampers, fully adjustable shocks, uprated brakes, rally-ready wheels and tires, a custom roll cage, limited slip differential, and a hydraulic handbrake to assist pivoting the car when railing it through the woods.Jaguar also gave the two F-Types with sport seats and a set of hood lights that complete the each car’s transformation from weekend cruiser to rally legend. As to why Jaguar decided to build a pair of rally cars, the brand’s director of design, Ian Callum, said, “The opportunity to design a rally car doesn’t come along very often so I was fascinated to see how we could take our modern day sports car to a similar character. These models are a fitting tribute to the XK 120 and all the great Jaguar sports cars since its reveal 70 years ago, including the latest F-Type Chequered Flag Limited Edition.” Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 Jaguar last_img read more

US model for parole ineligibility likely to face court challenge lawyers

first_imgCALGARY – Legal experts say a sentencing provision that can keep killers in prison for the rest of their lives is likely to make its way to the Supreme Court of Canada.The federal government enacted legislation in 2011 that allows a judge to order a multiple murderer to serve consecutive periods of parole ineligibility for each offence.It has only been applied on six occasions.The most recent was in the case of Derek Saretzky, who was sentenced in August for the first-degree murders of a man and his two-year-old daughter as well as a senior in southwestern Alberta.Saretzky received the mandatory sentence of life in prison. But instead of the usual 25 years before parole eligibility, the judge ordered that Saretzky spend at least three times that long — 75 years — behind bars before he can apply to get out.“This case hammers home the stark reality of the law as it is now. If you want to make it consecutive, you’ve got to make it 75 for three murders,” said Calgary defence lawyer Balfour Der, who is challenging Saretzky’s conviction and sentence in Alberta’s Appeal Court.“We’re talking about a 22-year-old who would end up with … no parole until he’s 97.“If we look at it that way … maybe we should give him a break. On the other hand, this is a very serious crime. This is highly emotional because of the circumstances of the deaths and who are the victims.”Der said it’s a tricky legal issue.“One of the grounds of appeal will likely be that the consecutive minimums of 25 years amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and, because of that, the section is unconstitutional.”He suggests a sliding scale for consecutive parole ineligibilities that still recognizes the seriousness of a case.A University of Calgary law professor said she wouldn’t be surprised if the case shows up in Canada’s top court.“I don’t know how or in what manner the court would deal with it, but I would suspect it will happen,” said Lisa Silver.She said she can understand the argument since it’s a relatively recent provision in the Criminal Code.“It does mean that someone is spending an amount in custody that was unheard of in the past,” Silver said. “It is something that the Supreme Court of Canada needs to look at and needs to determine once and for all. Is this constitutional?”Veteran Calgary defence lawyer Alain Hepner expects the provision will get a second look by the federal government.“That’s the U.S. model,” he said. “It’s not too extreme from a public perception, but … the case law and the judges say we’re not here to pander to the public opinion. We have to apply the law.“A lot of these people may never see the light of day and the public may want that. There’s got to be other ways of doing it.”Alberta’s justice minister said consecutive parole ineligibilities can be a “useful tool” as a signal to criminals that multiple crimes may lead to a longer sentence.“It can potentially have a beneficial effect in terms of signalling to people who are doing these things that it’s not a good idea,” Kathleen Ganley said.“It can have a sort of deterrent effect. That being said, obviously it’s only intended to be used in certain circumstances.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

Energy Department wants to build nuclear test fast reactor

BOISE, Idaho — A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday.The federal agency said it will prepare an environmental impact statement as part of the process to build the test reactor in Idaho or Tennessee by the end of 2025. Public comments on the environmental review are being taken through Sept. 4.The Versatile Test Reactor would be the first new test reactor built in the U.S. in decades and give the nation a dedicated “fast-neutron-spectrum” testing capability. Such reactors are called fast reactors.“This testing capability is essential for the United States to modernize its nuclear energy infrastructure and for developing transformational nuclear energy technologies that reduce waste generation and enhance nuclear security,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry in a statement.U.S. residents have been wary of nuclear power since the core from Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island underwent a partial meltdown in 1979 in one of the nation’s worst nuclear mishaps. That was followed by a reactor at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploding and burning in 1986. In 2011, an earthquake and tsunami led to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan where the cores of three reactors suffered meltdowns after cooling systems failed.Federal officials say the proposed test reactor would help create new and safer fuels, materials and reactors being developed by civilian companies in the U.S.“If this capability is not available to U.S. innovators as soon as possible, the ongoing shift of nuclear technology dominance to other international states such as China and the Russian Federation will accelerate, to the detriment of the U.S. nuclear industrial sector,” said Rita Baranwal, the Energy Department’s assistant secretary for Nuclear Energy.The Energy Department had a fast reactor, the Experimental Breeder Reactor II, operating in eastern Idaho until it was shut down in 1994 as the nation turned away from nuclear power.Edwin Lyman, senior scientist and acting director of the Nuclear Safety Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit, said fast reactors such as the proposed Versatile Test Reactor are less safe than current reactors.Most nuclear reactors in use now are “light-water” reactors fueled by uranium and cooled with water. Lyman said the test reactor will be cooled with harder to control liquid sodium and likely fueled by plutonium, increasing potential nuclear terrorism risks because plutonium can be used to make nuclear weapons.“There is nothing good about these reactors,” he said. “I think there is a love of plutonium in the (Energy) Department that is irrational.”Revamping the nation’s nuclear power is part of a strategy to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by generating carbon-free electricity with nuclear power initiated under the Obama administration and continuing under the Trump administration, despite Trump’s downplaying of global warming.Reducing spent nuclear fuel, federal officials say, is also an objective of the new test reactor. The U.S. has no permanent repository for about 77,000 tons (70,000 metric tons) of radioactive spent fuel, stored mainly at the commercial nuclear power plants where they were used to produce electricity.But Lyman said fast reactors would produce waste even more hazardous and difficult to dispose.According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, at the end of December, there were 98 nuclear reactors at 59 power plants producing about 20% of the nation’s energy. Most of the reactors are decades old, and many are having a tough time competing economically with other forms of energy production.The Energy Department is considering building the test reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho or the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee.On a related front, the Energy Department late last year restarted the Transient Test Reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory to test new nuclear fuels. That facility had been on standby since 1994.Keith Ridler, The Associated Press read more

Mediation in Rhode Island pension lawsuits fails challenge of landmark overhaul moves

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Erika Niedowski, The Associated Press Posted Apr 11, 2014 11:44 am MDT PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Talks to salvage a proposed settlement that would end the legal fight over Rhode Island’s 2011 landmark pension overhaul have failed, and the court challenge is moving ahead.Gov. Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo on Friday announced the settlement agreement failed and mediation ended “due to a small group of union members.” They called it “disappointing and frustrating.”The plaintiffs issued a statement saying the state ended the mediation. Chafee’s spokeswoman would not comment.The law was designed to save the state billions, but public-sector unions and retirees sued.A proposed settlement was announced in February, but police union members, the smallest of the six groups that had to approve the proposal, rejected it. The judge then ordered continued mediation. Mediation in Rhode Island pension lawsuits fails; challenge of landmark overhaul moves forward read more

Yemen Attacks on water facilities civilian infrastructure breach basic laws of war

© UNICEF UNICEF-supported emergency humanitarian supplies are distributed in Hudaydah in June 2018.The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, on Sunday described Hudaydah as just “one airstrike away from an unstoppable epidemic” due to the looming risk of a fresh outbreak of deadly water-borne cholera.The UNICEF chief said on Wednesday that the country was “already facing a severe shortage of drinking water, which is directly linked to outbreaks of cholera and acute watery diarrhea,” underscoring that attacks on water infrastructure “jeopardize efforts to prevent another outbreak of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea in Yemen.”The World Health Organization (WHO) said that Hudaydah had registered the highest incidences of suspected cholera cases of any city; around 14 per cent of those reported nationwide since the start of a crippling outbreak, in April 2017.Ms. Fore again called on everyone involved in fighting to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure. “The war in Yemen has no winners. It is robbing Yemeni children of their futures,” she concluded. “Attacks against civilian facilities and services are unacceptable, inhumane and in breach of the basic laws of war,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.“Yet the past few days have seen an escalation in the targeting of systems and facilities that are essential to sustaining the lives of children and families,” she added.It was reported at the weekend that a UNICEF-supported warehouse containing humanitarian provisions, including hygiene and water-related supplies, was hit by two airstrikes.Attacks on water infrastructure jeopardize efforts to prevent another outbreak of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea in Yemen – Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF ChiefOn Saturday, a UNICEF-supported sanitation centre in the Zabid District came under attack, damaging the facility’s fuel tank. A day earlier, the al-Mina District water station ­was hit, which is the main source of water for the key port city­.Overall, 22 million people need some kind of assistance in Yemen after years of grinding conflict between government and Saudi-led coalition forces, who’ve been battling Houthi rebels for control of the country. Hudaydah is the main port for the shattered import-dependent economy, as more than 70 per cent of all humanitarian supplies, commercial goods and food brought into the country, passes through the docks there. read more

OSU sophomore Francesca Di Lorenzo claims second ITA womens National Indoors Championship

OSU sophomore Francesca Di Lorenzo holding the ITA national indoor championship trophy. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsFor the second time in her career, Ohio State sophomore, No. 1-ranked Francesca Di Lorenzo was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Women’s National Indoors Champion after defeating University of North Carolina senior, No. 4-ranked Hayley Carter 6-1, 6-1.Di Lorenzo had won the title in the previous season as a freshman and had also won the ITA All-Americans tourney, making this victory her third ITA title in only her second season of play.The match began with an incredibly close game. On Carter’s serve, Di Lorenzo and Carter swapped points back-and-forth until the game went to deuce. After a first-serve fault, Di Lorenzo was able to pounce on the second serve and win the opening game. The match would be all Di Lorenzo’s from there.The Buckeye went on to win each of the next three games, including two that went to a deuce and one of Carter’s own serves.The fifth game, however, was all Carter. The only point she allowed was on the third serve of the match when Carter double-faulted, bringing the score to 30-15. But two more first-serve points helped Carter secure her first victory of the set. It would be her only victory as Di Lorenzo went on to win each of the next games, going to deuce in each of them.The second set was more of the same. After an opening victory in the first game of the second set, Di Lorenzo lost the second game after falling behind 40-15 when Carter was serving. But DiLorenzo bounced back in a strong way, scoring four straight points, including two aces to finish the match and shutout Carter.The next two games in the set went to deuce points, but Di Lorenzo won each of them. She then claimed a victory over Carter in what would prove to be Carter’s final serving game of the set after Di Lorenzo went up 40-30.The final game of the match followed suit with the dominant performance Di Lorenzo displayed all match. Though she lost the first point of the game, she won each of the next four points and claimed the title.At the end of the game, the statistics reflected an overwhelming victory for Di Lorenzo. She won 58 percent of the points played, including five out of eight break points she played in (62 percent). She was also able to hold off her opponent in all breakpoint situations, saving the game all four times she was down 30-40. read more

Crufts competitors are pulling their dogs leads too tight RSPCA warn as

first_imgThe RSPCA have an opportunity during Crufts to make hay, they do it every year, it is very boring.Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary She said: “We are talking about people’s much-loved pets, they are not going to be nasty to them. But they do want to get the best out of them.“If we had seen harsh handling, as has happened in the past, we deal with it immediately. We are a big organisation and a worldwide dog show with a massive reputation to protect. No way would we allow dogs to be harmed.” And the winner is: Afterglow Miami Ink – Crufts 2017 Best in Show (he’s an American Cocker Spaniel) Hearing the noise the dog raises its head and pricks up its ears. While some claim the technique simply adds excitement and atmosphere to dog shows, animal-behaviour experts say it leaves the dogs stressed and anxious.Ms Richards, who has been monitoring Crufts coverage for the past four years, said: “When we’ve seen it, it’s when dogs are shown on judging table or on the floor. “The leads are held tightly on their necks but right at the top of their neck behind their ears, to show off the length of the dog’s neck or an aspect of a dog’s neck.”She is it is “really disappointing” that such superficial displays are “held above a dog’s welfare”.“It seems to be something we have noticed a lot this year. It has the potential to be quite uncomfortable, it could cause them pain. It is not necessary to cause a dog discomfort in order to show them.” 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. A border collie is judge on the final day of the Crufts Dog Show at the NEC Arena on March 12, 2017 Veteran handler Lynne Cousins, 71, retired local government officer from Exeter said: “A tight lead pulls the head up and may give a handler with a bit of a zany dog more control. But if your dog is obedient you shouldn’t need to do.”The Kennel Club’s regulations on handling of dogs at shows state that “some breeds are shown with a tighter lead as a matter of constraint or to emphasise the outline of the dog’s neck, which does not cause the dog distress. “However, there have been instances where dogs have been moved around the ring in a manner which could potentially cause distress to the dog.”They say it is not acceptable to handle dog in such a manner that “which causes its feet not to touch the ground when on the move”, as this would constitute “harsh handling”. The criticism of lead-pulling provoked a furious response from Caroline Kisko, the Kennel Club Secretary who claimed the RSPCA were being “boring” and “niggling away” and “silly, non-issues”. Lisa Richards, the RSPCA’s dog welfare expert and senior scientific officer, said that the issue of handlers pulling hard on their dogs’ leads appeared to be more prevalent this year.She added that the Kennel Club’s crack-down on double handling may have been a contributing factor, as breeders looked for other ways to impress judges and gain competitive edge. The controversial practise of double handling involves a second trainer located incognito among the show’s spectators who attracts the dog’s attention using a squeaky toy, a whistle or their own voice. The issue divided opinion among handlers at Crufts. Lesley White, 60, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk told The Daily Telegraph: “Some people hold the lead high and tight to pull up the head to show off the dog but it’s wrong to tarnish us all with that comment. Not all of us do it.”Geraldine McEntee, 71, who won best puppy dog with her Rough Collie Spike, added: “It may look to the spectator the lead is being held too tightly by some handlers but we don’t do that with our breed. You hold the lead high with bait in hand, a piece of meat or whatever treat, but it’s not being yanked or held too tightly.”   Poodle getting into position before the judge arrives to inspect him Crufts Dog Show Credit: Sandra Mailer/REX/Shutterstock Dog owners with their dogs in competition on the first day of Crufts, the world’s largest dog showCredit:London News Pictures Ltd Dog owners with their dogs in competition on the first day of Crufts, the world's largest dog show And the winner is: Afterglow Miami Ink - Crufts 2017 Best in Show (he's an American Cocker Spaniel) Poodle getting into position before the judge arrives to inspect him Crufts Dog Show  A border collie is judge on the final day of the Crufts Dog Show at the NEC Arena on March 12, 2017Credit: Getty Images In the refined world of pedigree dog-showing, the graceful curve of a dog’s neck could be the all-important difference between winning praise and accolades from judges, or coming home empty handed.A well-known method of improving a canine’s posture is to pull firmly on the lead, encouraging the dog raise its head. But now a row has broken out over the practise after the RSPCA accused handlers of holding leads too tightly, causing the dogs distress and risking physical harm.It comes after the Kennel Club cracked down on “double handling” on animal welfare grounds towards the end of last year. Ms Kisko said of the RSPCA: “They have an opportunity during Crufts to make hay, they do it every year, it is very boring.“We have far, far bigger more important issues that we and the rest of the dog world are looking at. The RSPCA are niggling away and worrying about silly points that are non-issues. I would far rather they concentrated on actual animal cruelty like puppy farming”Ms Kisko denied that there was any evidence of harsh handling on Saturday night but conceded that there “certainly a few people that had their leads tighter than would be ideal.”last_img read more

Fears of a Spring crime wave as fatal stabbings soar

first_imgThe Met Police’s Deputy Commissioner, Sir Craig Mackey Theresa May, former Home SecretaryCredit:Paul Ellis/PA The Met Police’s Deputy Commissioner, Sir Craig MackeyCredit:Martin Rickett/PA Sir Mike Penning, a former Conservative police minister and MP for Hemel Hempstead, said: “Rising crime is a real threat to the government’s credibility. I know from my own constituency that housing and education are real concerns, but what many people are most worried about is crime and feeling safe in their communities.”Figures he obtained from the House of Commons library show that a 21 per cent drop in police stop and searches in 2016/17 compared to the previous year coincided with a 20 per cent increase in police reported knife offences. Last year there were 303,845 stop and searches carried out, compared to 383,595 the previous year. Last year also saw 34,700 recorded knife crimes, compared to 28,877 in 2015/16. Knife crime is often associated with inner London gangs, but experts fear the problem is far wider spread across the country New Scotland Yard sign Sir Mike Penning, former police ministerCredit:Mark Makela Knife crime is often associated with inner London gangs, but experts fear the problem is far wider spread across the countryCredit: Katie Collins/PA Theresa May, former Home Secretarycenter_img New Scotland Yard signCredit: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Sir Mike Penning, former police minister Meanwhile, Jermaine Lawlor, a reformed gang member who now works as a youth mentor, claimed street crime often has a “pattern” of seasonal behaviour.“Come Spring and Summer people are out and about more, so the likelihood of confrontation increases because you’re more likely to see a member of an opposing gang on your territory,” Mr Lawlor, 26, said. “It’s only going to get worse. Unfortunately, 2018 may well be the bloodiest year yet.”The prospect of a spike in violent crime is worrying many Conservative politicians, who fear the Tories are losing their reputation as the party of law and order. Peter Kirkham, a retired Met Police Detective Chief Inspector who appeared in the broadcast, warned that support for the Conservatives among rank and file officers was falling.“The Tories have become the party of crime and disorder. I think support for Conservatives among police has dropped from, say, 75 per cent to below 50 per cent, and could be as low as 25 per cent.”A Home Office spokesperson said: “Every death from knife crime is a tragedy and this Government will take action and do everything it can to break the deadly cycle.“The Home Secretary has been clear that stop and search is a vital policing tool and officers will always have the Government’s full support to use these powers properly – it a targeted and intelligence-led way.“We have also consulted on new laws on offensive and dangerous weapons and our new Serious Violence Strategy, to be published this Spring, will have early intervention at its heart and will challenge behaviour among some young people who view knife possession as normal and necessary.” Britain is facing the prospect of a Spring crime wave with anti-knife campaigners warning that 2018 could become the bloodiest year yet as the number of fatal stabbings soars.The latest figures show that in January and February, London alone saw 16 fatal knife attacks, many of them believed connected to gangs. In total, 80 people were stabbed to death in the capital last year.But campaigners fear the menace of knife crime is destined to get worse as warmer and longer days often bring a rise in street crime.Patrick Green, of the Ben Kinsella Trust said the latest statistics were “ominous”.“By the end of February, a total of five teenagers lost their lives to knife crime in London, compared to two for the same period last year,” he said.“Our fear is that as days get longer we will see an exponential increase in violent crime. Crime data shows that the arrival of Spring brings with it an unwelcome increase in offending.”Danny O’Brien, who founded Anti-Knife UK and compiles knife crime data, said: “We are two months in to 2018 and across the UK we have had 50 fatal stabbings. We are seeing this kind of crime throughout the country, including in villages where you would not expect such things.”He said the latest figures are particularly concerning because the colder winter months normally see fewer such crimes, adding “come March and April things tend to pick up.” In 2014, then Home Secretary, Theresa May, limited the powers of officers to stop and search suspects amid fears the powers were not being used legally.“Knife crime is a particular problem,” Sir Mike said. “Feral youngsters are rampaging around our streets because they know they are not going to be stopped and searched. We have to move this up the political agenda.”He insisted stop and search remains the “best weapon” in the fight against knife crime, adding: “The boys on the beat tell me that unless they can physically see a weapon they aren’t allowed to do a stop and search. That was not what the Prime Minister intended. She wanted us to stop harassing young black and ethnic men, but the consequences are that the rules have been tightened so far that we aren’t stopping and searching anyone.”Labour recently released a party political broadcast highlighting concerns that police cuts have led to the loss of 21,000 serving officers. The programme featured three retired police officers warning of the impact of such cuts. The Met Police’s Deputy Commissioner, Sir Craig Mackey, said tackling knife crime remained a “number on priority” and urged the local community to help eradicate the problem.“We need to find out why some young people think it is acceptable to carry knives, and this is where community organisations and local initiatives, charities, schools and educators, youth workers and families all have an important role to play in changing this mindset.””We can all do more to protect young people, and I would urge anybody who has information about those engaged in violent crime to speak to police. Your call could help save a life.”last_img read more

Newmont Mining Corporation marks 90th anniversary

first_imgOn May 2 Newmont Mining celebrated its 90th anniversary since its official incorporation on May 2, 1921. The company is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Founded by Colonel William Boyce Thompson, Newmont began managing private mining investments while over the decades adapting to meet growing global demand for a variety of natural resources. Newmont’s portfolio, in years past, included companies such as Kennecott Copper, Standard Oil, Magma Copper, Peabody Coal, Atlantic Cement, and others. A series of articles in International Mining this year has told the Newmont story.Today, Newmont is the world’s second largest gold producer and is ranked 394 on Forbes’ Global 2000 list and 295 on the Fortune 500. In 1940, when Newmont’s shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, it was one of approximately 1,000 companies on that Exchange. Only 77 of those 1,000 companies continue to be traded on the NYSE, today.Newmont’s vision is to be the most valued and respected mining company through industry leading performance. Over the years it has demonstrated that leadership through a number of innovative accomplishments in the mining industry:The first mining company to discover and produce submicroscopic, disseminated gold in 1965, which, along with Newmont’s heap-leaching process, revolutionized the gold mining industryNewmont led the elimination of the dual wage scale, based on race, in the southern Africa in 1977With its focus on responsible production, Newmont became the first gold company to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2007In 2011, Newmont became the first gold mining company to offer a gold price-linked dividend to shareholders.“Our 90-year legacy of leadership and innovation provides a strong foundation to grow our business in a profitable and responsible manner,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard T. O’Brien. “I have the privilege of traveling to Newmont’s various locations around the globe, and I am always humbled by the quality, skill and commitment of our people. As we embark on our recently announced growth program, I know we will succeed because Newmont’s employees have demonstrated over and over that they are unmatched in the mining industry.”Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. The company has approximately 34,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at core operations in the US, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, New Zealand and Ghana. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.last_img read more

Worlds first carbonfree aluminium smelting process

first_imgRio Tinto and Alcoa Corp have announced a revolutionary process to make aluminium that produces oxygen and eliminates all direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the traditional smelting process.Executives of Rio Tinto, Alcoa and Apple were joined by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier of Québec Philippe Couillard for the announcement, which signals the most significant innovation in the aluminium industry in more than a century.• Alcoa and Rio Tinto launch new joint venture, Elysis, for larger scale development and commercialisation of the process, with a technology package planned for sale beginning in 2024• Alcoa, Rio Tinto, the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec and Apple agree to provide a combined investment of C$188 million• Apple helped facilitate the collaboration between Alcoa and Rio Tinto on the carbon-free smelting process, and has agreed to provide technical support to the JV partners• Technology represents the culmination of decades’ worth of research and development. Elysis will have access to a host of patents and intellectual property• Rio Tinto’s Vincent Christ named Chief Executive Officer of Elysis.To advance larger scale development and commercialisation of the new process, Alcoa and Rio Tinto are forming Elysis, a joint venture company to further develop the new process with a technology package planned for sale beginning in 2024.Elysis will be headquartered in Montreal with a research facility in Quebec’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region It will develop and license the technology so it can be used to retrofit existing smelters or build new facilities.When fully developed and implemented, it will eliminate direct GHG emissions from the smelting process and strengthen the closely integrated Canada-US aluminium and manufacturing industry. The new joint venture company will also sell proprietary anode and cathode materials, which will last more than 30 times longer than traditional components.Canada and Quebec are each investing C$60 million in Elysis. The provincial government of Quebec will have a 3.5% equity stake in the joint venture with the remaining ownership split evenly between Alcoa and Rio Tinto.Apple is providing an investment of C$13 million and has agreed to provide technical support to the JV partners.Rio Tinto and Alcoa will invest C$55 million cash over the next three years and contribute specific intellectual property and patents.The patent-protected technology, developed by Alcoa, is currently producing metal at the Alcoa Technical Center, near Pittsburgh in the US, where the process has been operating at different scales since 2009. The joint venture intends to invest up to C$40 million in the US, which would include funding to support the supply chain for the proprietary anode and cathode materials.Vincent Christ, an experienced leader with more than 30 years’ experience at Rio Tinto Aluminium, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Elysis. Most recently, he has served as head of technology, research and development and automation programmes. He holds an engineering degree in electronics and industrial information technology.“This is a revolutionary smelting process that can deliver a significant reduction in carbon emissions. It builds on the key role aluminium has to play in driving human progress, by making products infinitely recyclable, stronger, lighter and more fuel efficient. Rio Tinto is proud to work with Alcoa, Apple and the governments of Canada and Quebec, to drive an innovation that can transform the industry and our customers’ supply chains;” Rio Tinto CEO J-S Jacques“This discovery has been a long-sought goal for the aluminium industry, and this announcement is the culmination of the work from many dedicated Alcoa employees. Today, our history of innovation continues as we take aluminium’s sustainable advantage to a new level with the potential to improve the carbon footprint of a range of products from cars to consumer electronics;” Alcoa President and CEO Roy Harvey“Today’s announcement will create and maintain thousands of jobs for Canadians, significantly reduce Canada’s carbon footprint, and further strengthen the aluminium industry in North America. It is a truly historic day for the aluminium industry – and for all Canadian aluminium workers – who play such an important role in our economy and our country’s future;” Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau“With the establishment of this new facility, Québec will continue to lead the world in the development of advanced aluminium smelting technologies. Our investment will play a key role in the large scale development of this carbon-free aluminium smelting technology, so it can be deployed and deliver significant environmental benefits with well paid, highly skilled jobs here in Québec; ” Premier of Québec Philippe Couillard“Apple is committed to advancing technologies that are good for the planet and help protect it for generations to come. We are proud to be part of this ambitious new project, and look forward to one day being able to use aluminium produced without direct greenhouse gas emissions in the manufacturing of our products;” Apple CEO Tim CookThe name Elysis  refers to the process at the centre of aluminium smelting, the electrolysis of alumina. It’s a tribute to its history, but it indicates a fundamental change that will be known as the Elysis process.At the Elysis facility in Québec, employees will work on the commercialisation of the world’s first zero-carbon aluminium smelting technology.In Canada, the technology could eliminate the equivalent of 6.5 Mt of GHG emissions, if fully implemented at existing aluminium smelters in the country. That represents an amount roughly equal to taking nearly 1.8 million light-duty vehicles off the road.last_img read more

Laois club owe millions and battle debt but contest tomorrows Leinster final

first_imgTOMORROW PORTLAOISE GAA club focus on matters on the field.Competing in Leinster is something they are accustomed to. St Vincent’s obstruct their path in O’Connor Park in Tullamore as the club chase their eighth senior provincial club football crown.They underlined their dominance recently in Laois as they picked up their seventh county title in a row. Thriving in Leinster would round off a thoroughly satisfactory 2013 season.It’s also helped keep their minds occupied from tough and emotive issues. Their recent quarter-final against Longford Slashers was postponed after attacker Adrian Kelly’s mother died suddenly. Former club manager John Mulligan has battled serious illness. While three years ago, one of their great playing prospects Peter McNulty died suddenly.All the time, there has been a financial cloud hovering over Portlaoise. The proposed sale of their club grounds next to O’Moore Park in 2009 collapsed at a time when they had already been advanced the money to purchase a new site at Rathleague. They have been mired in serious debt since, a victim of the country’s economic crisis.Gaelic football has been the balm to their wounds.“It’s the one thing that has kept us going away from the drudgery and heartbreak that has happened off the park”, says manager Mick Lillis. “Without it, you’d say that lads might go on the beer for 12 months. It has just kept the club together. It has created a bond that will be together forever for the young lads.”Solving their problems is not easy.“We owe the money to an investment company in Cork, Firestone”, outlines Lillis. “We owe them something like €7.5m but they owe something like €295m so we’re only about 3% of their actual debt. So we’re not priority. They have so much stuff to sort out so we’re sort of on the long finger.“Firestone had the most incredible plans for that place but because of the whole downturn everything went belly up. They wanted to sell it then to some investor, an Arabian guy living in London.“He was willing to buy it but not for the money they wanted. So it fell through. We can’t pay it off. It’s just a physical impossibility. We don’t have the means. There will have to be a write down of some sort.” Portlaoise manager Mick LillisPic: INPHO/James Crombie There is no finger of blame pointed within the club.“To be fair to all the lads that initiated the programme, everything they did they went through Croke Park. They were doing something that they knew ultimately didn’t make huge sense – they were buying before they sold.“But they went to Croke Park with it, Croke Park said, ‘go, do it’. That was the advice they got. They took the chance on it but it was a chance and obviously it has backfired.”Lillis assesses the future prospects.“There is an inevitability that we will vacate our old club behind O’Moore Park. In the new club, we have eight full size pitches but we have no infrastructure  aside from prefabs. “That cannot change until our debt has been dealt with. The banks and Nama are very slow to deal with so we’re kind of in limbo. We’re training on the new pitches. Most of the lads just come togged out. For the last few weeks we’ve been back training on the old pitch where we have lights.”The financial constraints have hit the club’s senior side this year.“At the start of the year, our budget to look after the senior team was zero. That was it. ‘You’re in charge of the senior team lads, you have no money to work with, off you go. Anything you need you raise the money yourselves, that’s it, we have no money’.“The lads put in a few quid themselves each week to play. They run their own players’ fund. Anything we need, whether we need a DVD analysis, say, the lads pay for it. We’re on a shoestring.”Yet in the face of adversity, they have ploughed on. The prize beckons them in Tullamore tomorrow.Portlaoise players celebrate their semi-final win over MoorefieldPic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan Portlaoise complete 7-in-a-row after Laois senior football finalPortlaoise return to Leinster final after semi-final win over Moorefieldlast_img read more

RIM offers a glimpse at BlackBerry 10 OS

first_imgWondering what RIM could possibly do to turn things around in a big way? It’s going to take the right mix of sexy hardware, a revamped and highly usable operating system, and some darn good marketing. Based on what new CEO Thorsten Heins has just shown off, RIM looks like they might be getting their swagger back. BlackBerry 10 looks pretty slick so far.Granted, this is just a half-minute glimpse at some of the basic functionality on display, but it’s clear that RIM is building a totally new experience based on the QNX foundations laid in PlayBook OS — not simply shoehorning it onto smartphones. Apart from the overhauled messages and contacts apps you can see in the video, RIM is working on a killer keyboard. With their trademark physical QWERTY missing in action, the BB10 phone shown here uses slick predictive functionality to help its users enter text as quickly as possible.The keyboard also offers gesture support, but BlackBerry 10 isn’t stopping there — not by a long shot. There’s also a camera app that offers what RIM calls a “timeline lens,” so that you can step backward or forward in time to pick the ideal moment in case your shutter finger isn’t right on the mark. Multitasking in the OS is “all about the flow,” and it’s a refined version of what PlayBook users have been enjoying on their tablets.As far the hardware goes, the first developer unit handed out by RIM is certainly a good start. Its PlayBook-esque design is just a side note at this point, since RIM has clearly stated that production units won’t look anything like it. What is important is that it’ll run the same OS as the PlayBook once BlackBerry 10 arrives, and that the screen will feature the same 1280×768 resolution, too. That’s a whopping 355PPI, and substantially better than the 720P displays on many of today’s smartphones.A gorgeous screen and slick OS will go a long way to selling phones, but RIM knows that apps are a critical part of the equation, too. That’s why they’re equipping developers with additional tools like WebWorks and the native C/C++ SDK in the BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit and giving them hardware to test on today. By the time BlackBerry 10 OS and RIM’s new phones launch later this year, the Mighty Thor is going to want App World packed with top-shelf apps.More at Inside BlackBerrylast_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Saturday

first_imgHere’s What Happened Today: Saturday Taoiseach says sorry, Dublin feud escalates and violence erupts in Gaza. May 4th 2019, 8:02 PM Saturday 4 May 2019, 8:02 PM Maha Vajiralongkorn was crowned as King Rama X in an elaborate ceremony in Thailand today. Source: PA Images#MIDDLE EAST: Militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel prompting a series of air strikes in the blockaded strip that left a baby dead. #KOREAN: South Korea has claimed that North Korea has test fired a number of short-range missiles, prompting Donald Trump to tweet faith in Kim Jong Un.#FLORIDA: A Boeing 737 plane skidded off a runway and into a river after crash-landing during a lightning storm in Florida.PARTING SHOT Source: in St. Anne’s Park in Raheny, an urban farm opened last week and hopes to encourage a love of nature and animals.It is the first public urban farm within the Dublin City Council area and came about following a public consultation on the city’s climate action plan. Share2 Tweet Email NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND The Bon Secours Hospital Fun Run at the University of Limerick. Source: Don Moloney Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img By Rónán Duffy Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has “apologised unreservedly” for his response to concerns over the Waterford mortuary controversy. An escalating west Dublin feud has seen a house gutted by fire and a takeaway driver caught up in a shooting in the past few days. The Social Democrats have said that Ellie Kisyombe will run in the local elections after “correcting the chronology of her backstory”.Gardaí are to beef up security ahead of Prince Charles’ upcoming visit to Ireland due to the activity of dissident republicans.A driver clocked at 157 km/h on the M9 motorway who tested positive for drugs was one of a number of arrests on the roads this bank holiday weekend.Fire crews in Cork were deployed to a “potentially serious incident” that turned out to be smoke canister.WORLD Short URL 11,959 Views Get our daily news round up: 1 Comment last_img read more

Hurricane Dorian claims the lives of at least seven people in the

first_img The first aerial footage out of the Bahamas since Hurricane Dorian hit shows the “unprecedented” destruction the storm left in its wake. Follow live updates:— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 3, 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share3 Tweet Email Image: Tim Aylen Source: CNN Breaking News/Twitter Short URL 7,427 Views Winds from Hurricane Dorian whip through a neighbourhood in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Image: Tim Aylen Sep 4th 2019, 7:21 AM Wednesday 4 Sep 2019, 7:21 AM By Conor McCrave Hurricane Dorian claims the lives of at least seven people in the Bahamas The storm caused mass destruction and continues to move up the US coastline. 2 Comments “Parts of Abaco are decimated. There’s severe flooding, there’s severe damage to homes, businesses, other buildings and infrastructure,” said Minnis.Bahamas residents “endured hours and days of horror, fearing for their lives and the lives of their loved ones,” he said.The runways at Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport, the island’s largest city, were under water, complicating rescue and recovery efforts.The online Bahamas Press published a video of flooding in the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport and said patients had been forced to evacuate the facility.The US Coast Guard sent MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters to Andros Island in the southern Bahamas to help with search and rescue operations as residents trapped in their homes by floodwaters issued distress calls.The Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the core of the storm “is moving nearly parallel to, but offshore of, the east coast of central Florida,” while President Donald Trump warned people against complacency.“The U.S. may be getting a little bit lucky with respect to Hurricane Dorian, but please don’t let down your guard. As it heads up the coast, lots of very bad and unpredictable things can happen!” he tweeted.Dorian, which has dumped as much as 30 inches of rain on the Bahamas, was downgraded Tuesday morning to a Category 2 hurricane on the five-level wind scale.“On the other hand, the Bahamas have been devastated,” he wrote.“I am getting the North Carolina Emergency Declaration completed and signed tonight. Hope you won’t need it!” he tweeted later.It is “expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days,” the NHC said.A state of emergency has been declared up and down the east coast for millions of US residents potentially in the path of the storm.The Pentagon said 5,000 members of the National Guard and 2,700 active-duty troops were ready to help out if needed. Winds from Hurricane Dorian whip through a neighbourhood in Freeport, Grand Bahama. HURRICANE DORIAN HAS claimed the lives of at least seven people after devastating parts of the Bahamas on route to the United States. Bahamas prime minister, Hubert Minnis warned that the death toll is set to rise in the coming days as the impact of the storm is fully understood. Minnis said it was “one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history,” adding “we can expect more deaths to be recorded – this is just preliminary information”. Locals, whose homes were destroyed during the storm, gave accounts to the media.Water “came over the roof. I would imagine 21ft at least. We were doing all right until the water kept coming up and all the appliances were going around the house like a washing machine,” crab fisherman Howard Armstrong told CNN.“My poor little wife got hypothermia and she was standing on top of the kitchen cabinets until they disintegrated… I kept with her and she just drowned on me,” said Armstrong, who eventually made it to his boat.Aerial footage of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas showed scenes of catastrophic damage, with hundreds of homes missing roofs, overturned cars, widespread flooding and debris strewn all over.last_img read more