Sign language app for deaf passengers

first_imgUK: ScotRail and InterpreterNow have introduced an app designed to make it easier for railway staff to communicate with deaf people using British Sign Language.The app can be installed on staff or customer smartphones, and provides immediate access to online British Sign Language interpreting via a video call.Customers sign to the interpreter, who will then relay their query to the member of staff and sign back the answer.‘We’re committed to making the railway open and accessible for all, and teaming up with InterpreterNow to launch this new app is just one of the way we’re doing that’, said ScotRail Access & Inclusion Manager Andrew Marshall-Roberts. ‘Customers using British Sign Language as their main form of communication can now have the confidence to travel by rail, knowing our people can help with any query they have in a simple, straightforward way.’last_img read more

Krisis Besar, Qatar Airways Tolak Pesawat Airbus dan Boeing Hingga 2022

first_img“Semua pesawat pesanan kami yang seharusnya dikirim dalam dua atau tiga tahun ke depan, sekarang akan molor sampai setidaknya delapan hingga sepuluh tahun mendatang. Kami akan mulai menerima pesawat pesanan kami seiring meningkatnya frekuensi penerbangan dan permintaan perjalanan,” tambahnya.Salah satu dari tiga maskapai terbesar di Timur Tengah itu diketahui sudah memesan sekitar 160-200 pesawat kepada duopoli produsen pesawat dunia, Airbus dan Boeing, dengan total investasi mencapai puluhan miliar dolar.Adapun rinciannya, 50 A321neo dan A321neo LR, 12 Airbus A350-1000, 23 Boeing 787-9, 110 dari Boeing 777X (60 tipe 777-9 dan 50 tipe 777-8), serta pesawat pesakitan yang saat ini tengah di-grounded di seluruh dunia 60, Boeing 737 MAX 8.Terkait Boeing 737 MAX 8 ini, bahkan, pimpinan tertinggi Qatar Airways itu dengan tegas menyebut pihaknya tak lagi butuh MAX. “Kami telah memberi tahu Boeing bahwa kami harus menggantinya dengan pesawat jenis lain. Kami tidak akan membutuhkan lagi 737 MAX,” jelasnya.Dalam sesi wawancara bersama Sky News UK, Al Baker juga menyinggung soal kebijakan Qatar Airways terhadap pesawat komersial terbesar di dunia, Airbus A380. Ia menyebut, A380 besar kemungkinan akan terus di-grounded sampai pertengahan 2021 atau bahkan tidak terbang sama sekali sebagai kemungkinan terburuk.Baca juga: Boeing 737 MAX ‘Tumbang’, Rusia Tantang Airbus A320neo Lewat MC-21“Qatar Airways saat ini menggrounded 10 A380 dan pesawat tersebut tidak akan kembali selama setidaknya satu tahun atau mungkin tidak akan pernah (terbang),” ucapnya.Skenario tersebut bukannya tanpa alasan. Dalam pengamatan Al Baker, dampak dari wabah Covid-19 terhadap industri penerbangan global setidaknya telah membuat pihaknya menggrounded sekitar 50an pesawat. Itupun masih mungkin bertambah mengingat krisis akibat corona seperti sekarang ini masih akan terus berlangsung sampai dua hingga tahun mendatang. “Saya pikir saya akan sangat terkejut jika sesuatu (industri kembali normal) akan terjadi sebelum 2023/2024,” pungkasnya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPanas, Qatar Airways Tuntut Kompensasi US$5 Miliar ke Empat Negara Gegara Blokade!24/07/2020In “Featured”Tingkatkan Efisiensi, Qatar Airways Coret Airbus A320 dan A330 dari Daftar Armada15/05/2019In “Featured”4 Poin Head to Head Boeing vs Airbus, Mana Lebih Unggul?25/06/2020In “Featured” Salah satu Airbus A330 milik Qatar Airways. Sumber: aviator Qatar Airways memutuskan untuk menolak kedatangan pesawat Airbus dan Boeing setidaknya hingga tahun 2022 mendatang. Hal itu dikarenakan anjloknya permintaan perjalanan penumpang serta krisis uang tunai yang tengah dihadapi perusahaan. Bahkan, saking krisinya, pesanan Boeing 777X, besar kemungkinan akan ditunda hingga 2030 mendatang.Baca juga: Awak Kabin Qatar Airways Gunakan Kostum Hazmat untuk Layani Penumpang“Kami telah memberi tahu Boeing dan Airbus bahwa kami tidak akan ambil pesawat baru tahun ini dan tahun depan,” kata CEO Qatar Airways Group, Akbar Al Baker kepada Sky News, sebagaimana dilansir read more

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Hospitalized, Twitter Reaches Out

first_img Payton Vince Sending positive energy to @RicFlairNatrBoy #RicFlair#dontsellit— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) August 14, 2017 thoughts and prayers are with Ric Flair and his family during this difficult time.— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) August 14, 2017 Related TopicsFlair HospitalizedRic FlairWWE Legend Hospitalized Just hearing all this news about @RicFlairNatrBoy sending every ounce energy to #TheMan and asking that all of you do the same #NeverGiveUp— John Cena (@JohnCena) August 14, 2017center_img On Monday news broke that WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair had been hospitalized.According to TMZ Sports, Flair was in a medically induced coma and was preparing for surgery Monday morning. On Saturday morning Flair was admitted to the hospital and the situation has got worse since then.Pro Wrestling Sheet has reported that Flair’s surgery was a heart-related issue.On Monday afternoon around 1:47 PM PDT, Flair was out of surgery and resting according to a WWE rep that talked with TMZ Sports.Nobody at the moment knows how Flair is doing coming out of this surgery but family is by his side.Ric Flair’s manager has reached out and asked for prayers for Flair.Below are some reactions from former and current WWE employees:ONLY 1 RIC FLAIR ONLY 1 IRON SHEIK. WE BREAK THE EARTHS BACK. THE EARTH NEVER BREAK US— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) August 14, 2017 Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on read more

Kenai Peninsula Shaken after 6.0 Earthquake

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Earthquake Information Center’s preliminary reading on the earthquake felt on the Kenai Peninsula around 2:32 pm was a 6.0 magnitude. That earthquake was estimated to be 65 miles deep and centered 85 miles north/northwest of Kenai. We are working to get more information.last_img

Former lightweight champ Kimura retires

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Yu Kimura, who lost his WBC lightweight title in March, is retiring from boxing.The 32-year-old, who fought professionally while continuing to hold down a job with a trading company, revealed his intent to call it quits on his blog on Sunday. Kimura won the WBC world title last November in a decision over Mexico’s Pedro Guevara. In March, however, Kimura failed in his first title defense, losing a decision to Mexico’s Ganigan Lopez.“I’m done with boxing,” Kimura wrote. “The time I spent doing it was invaluable.”The Chiba native was 18-3 with one draw and three knockouts during his career. KEYWORDScenter_img Pedro Guevara, Yu Kimura, Ganigan Lopez IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

LSU in search of a complete game and a full stadium

first_imgBATON ROUGE – While watching LSU film over the past week, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops got an early Halloween fright.“One thing that I see is absolutely tremendous speed on the outside, and that scares you,” he said.Halfway through the season, though, LSU (5-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) has not scared anyone entering its game against a vastly improved Kentucky (5-2, 2-1 SEC) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Tiger Stadium on the SEC Network.In their only two significant victories, the Tigers had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Wisconsin, 28-24, in the season opener and against Florida, 30-27, last week. In the two losses to No. 1 Mississippi State and No. 8 Auburn, LSU looked awful at times.“We haven’t played our best for a whole game yet,” LSU offensive guard Vadal Alexander said. “But we’re really excited to be back home in Tiger Stadium, and we’re ready to go play a great team. We’re going to get going.”And not a moment too soon. No. 3 Ole Miss (6-0, 3-0 SEC) will be at Tiger Stadium next Saturday night after hosting Tennessee (3-3, 0-2) this weekend, followed by No. 7 Alabama (5-2, 2-1) on Nov. 8 after an open date.“We’ll play better next week, and we’ll play better the week after that,” LSU head coach Les Miles said after escaping Florida. “And there might be something pretty special coming this season for these LSU Tigers.”How LSU plays over the next three games will decide if this is a rebuilding year or if it will be the Tigers’ fifth straight double-digit win season.“We don’t look at it as a rebuilding year,” Alexander said. “We look at it as a year to keep getting better because just because you have a couple of losses does not mean your season’s over with at all. We want to keep pushing. You never know what can happen. It’s the SEC.”Kentucky might be the craziest story in the SEC this year without the explosion of Mississippi State and Ole Miss. The Wildcats have already won more games this season than in their previous two seasons combined under second-year head coach Mark Stoops and have equaled their SEC wins over the past three seasons.“I see it as not Kentucky, but another great team,” Alexander said.Kentucky may not be great, but it is solid. The Wildcats are no lower than eighth and as high as third in all the major statistical categories on both sides of the ball. They are also used to playing at a loud, unfriendly stadium as they nearly won at Florida before falling 36-33 in three overtimes on Sept. 13.Sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles, who is fourth in the SEC in passing with 256.8 yards a game and eighth in efficiency at 147.8 with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions, hit 24-of-45 for 369 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions at The Swamp. He cannot wait to play in Tiger Stadium.“If I get a lot of people yelling, I say, ‘Hey, I’ve got to really focus right now,’” he said this week. “So I like it. I hope they get as loud as they can.”That is exactly what Miles wants, too, for a change as the crowds have not come close to the new capacity of 102,321 yet this season.“I want this stadium to be just like it’s always been,” Miles said.That would be scary, which has not happened in a night game since the 35-21 win over Auburn more than a year ago.“We have to play like LSU in Tiger Stadium again,” Alexander said.Kentucky (5-1, 2-1) at LSU (5-2, 1-2)WHERE: Tiger Stadium (capacity, 102,321)WHEN: 6:30 p.m.TV: SEC Network.RADIO: ESPN 97.7-FMWEATHER: Temperatures in the mid-70s at kickoff and dropping to the high 50s by the end of the game. No chance of rain, 68 percent humidity, winds out of the northeast at 7 mph.POINT SPREAD: LSU is a nine-point favorite.INJURY REPORT: LSU — Starting FB Connor Neighbors (ankle) is expected to play. KENTUCKY – No major injuries.THIS GAME DAY IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY: On the famed third Saturday in October on Oct. 18, 1997, Tennessee senior quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards with three touchdowns to beat Alabama, 38-21, at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. … On the heels of a monumental, upset of No. 1 Florida by 28-21 in Tiger Stadium the week before, LSU lost to Ole Miss, 36-21, in Tiger Stadium.QUOTE OF DAY: “I love playing on the road because it helps me focus better. I hope they get as loud as they can.” — Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles on playing at Tiger Stadiumlast_img read more

Cricket News Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell Go For Big Bucks, Australian Players Dominate IPL Player Auction 2020

first_imgNew Delhi: The Australian contingent had a field day in the IPL 2020 player auction. Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell, in particular, broke the bank and set new benchmarks as records tumbled in the event at the ITC Royal Bengal in Kolkata on Thursday. Cummins was snapped for Rs 15.5 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders and it set a new record as the most expensive foreign buy in the history of the IPL auction. The Australian pacer’s mark broke the previous record of Rs 14.5 crore by England’s Ben Stokes when he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 IPL.Cummins’ tally is the second-most by any player in the history of the IPL officially behind Yuvraj Singh’s 16 crore by Delhi Daredevils. The stage was set for the Australian dominance right at the onset when Chris Lynn was purchased by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 2 crore. The next major step was Glenn Maxwell and an intense bidding war ensued. In the end, Maxwell created history as he became the first player in the 2020 player auction to cross the mark of Rs 10 crore.The Australian dasher was purchased for Rs 10.75 crore by Kings XI Punjab and it comes as a homecoming of sorts to a franchise where he enjoyed so much success. Maxwell has always been a big draw for the IPL franchises, especially Kings XI Punjab, where he was much sought after. No wonder then that as he begins a fresh journey after his battles with mental illness, there couldn’t have been a better franchise to start off with than KXIP, where fans once fondly called him “Glenpreet Singh’. “He was very much on our radar. We needed one of those X-factors. He’s been with us in the past so he knows the exact layout of the team,” KXIP CEO Sathish Menon said after their franchise won the intense bidding war.Maxwell had only recently opened up about his struggles. “I was pretty cooked when I decided to take the time off. Big reason why I did take that time away is I was pretty mentally and physically ruined,” Maxwell was quoted as saying a few days back after he returned to training. But as Menon put it aptly, he brings the ‘X-factor’ that the franchises look for in a tournament like IPL. Maxwell has the ability to hit those big sixes, some of them landing on the top tier of the stadiums.Piyush Chawla was the most expensive Indian in the IPL 2020 auction as he was taken by Chennai Super Kings. (Image credit: Getty Images)After Maxwell, the next Australian player to make a big impact was Nathan Coulter-Nile. The pacer was involved in an intense bidding war between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians but in the end, Mumbai Indians managed to get him for Rs 8 crore. Aaron Finch, the Australia T20 skipper, was also taken by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 4.4 crore. As the auction progressed into the final stages, Australia dominated even there as well. Josh Hazlewood was the newest entrant in the Chennai Super Kings club as he was purchased at his base price of Rs 2 crore. Mitchell Marsh, who is currently nursing a wrist injury, also found a home in IPL 2020 with Sunrisers Hyderabad taking him for his base price of Rs 2 crore. Marcus Stoinis, the all-rounder, was taken by Delhi Capitals for Rs 4.8 crore while Andrew Tye was taken by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore. Chris Green, the unfancied Australian player was taken at Rs 20 lakh by Kolkata Knight Riders.Piyush Chawla The Most Expensive IndianFor the Indian players, it was a mixed day at the auction with many Indian domestic players not finding a franchise. R Sai Kishore, who was considered a worthy talent, was only taken in the accelerated auction by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakh. However, the one who stole the show was Piyush Chawla. Having played for a fair amount of time at Kolkata Knight Riders, Chawla was released and he headed into the auction with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. Chawla was taken by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 6.75 crore.Varun Chakravarthy, the unknown player who had made a big impact in the 2019 player auction with Rs 8.4 crore by Kings XI Punjab, was taken again but this time for just Rs 4 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders. The Under-19 players had a good return. Yashasvi Jaiswal, touted to be the next big thing in Indian cricket, was purchased for Rs 2.4 crore by Rajasthan Royals while Priyam Garg, the Under-19 skipper for the upcoming 2020 World Cup was taken for Rs 1.9 crore by Sunrisers Hyderabad.Sheldon Cottrell was taken by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 8.5 crore in the IPL 2020 player auction. (Image credit: Getty Images)Mixed day for West Indies starsThere was plenty of hype for certain West Indies players. Sheldon Cottrell set the ball rolling with a big bidding war between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab. In the end, it was Kings XI Punjab who got the salute from the West Indies player as he was taken for rs 8.5 crore by the Punjab franchise. Shimron Hetmyer, who smashed a century in the Chennai ODI, was involved in an intense bidding war between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders but in the end, Hetmyer went to Delhi Capitals for Rs 7.75 crore.There were mixed results for the other West Indies players as Alzarri Joseph, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis and Kesrick Williams were not taken in the franchises.Morris Steals the show, England Players perform wellFor South Africa, there was surprise and relief. Chris Morris, who had plied his trade with teams like Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings, joined Maxwell and Cummins as he became the third player to enter the Rs 10 crore club. Morris, who has impressed in the Twenty20 leagues with his all-round skills, was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 10 crore. David Miller, who was released by the Kings XI Punjab franchise after close to a decade with the franchise, found a new home in Rajasthan Royals for Rs 75 lakhs. Dale Steyn, who has been plagued with injuries for the last couple of years, was picked by RCB for his base price of Rs 2 crore only in the final part of the auction.There were no picks for the New Zealand players, with Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro and Matt Henry going unsold. Only James Neesham managed to get into the Kings XI Punjab team for his base price of Rs 50 lakhs.Also Read | From Selling Pani Puris, To Youngest Double Ton And Now IPL Crorepati – Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Inspiring Story ContinuesEngland players also had a good day. Eoin Morgan was snapped by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5.25 crore while Sam Curran was the newest member of the Chennai Super Kings franchise when they paid him Rs 5.5 crore. Tom Banton, the aggressive England opener, went to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs one crore while Chris Jordan went to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 crore. Tom Curran went to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1 crore while Mark Wood went unsold. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Arda – Dunav 0: 2, goal by Shterev and own goal…

first_imgThe first half offered two goals to the fans in the stands. However, they were hardly in the door, which was desired by the majority of fans at the stadium.The start was not very convincing for Arda, as the players of the Danube seemed far more concentrated in front of the opponent’s defense and created situation after situation.In just a few minutes of play, Atanasov received two consecutive yellow cards, which contributed to the increase in tension in the ranks of his team, leaving him with one person less on the field.Only a minute after this became a fact, Dolapchiev sent the ball dangerously in the field of the goalkeeper, there was a stir, in which Shterev was the most resourceful, shot, there was inaccurate play and untimely intervention of Leoni, after which the ball entered the door. In the end, the goal was recorded in the liabilities of Leonie.Seven minutes before the break, however, Shterev showed that today is his day, again after good actions of Dolapchiev rose to 2-0 for Ruse, in front of the disbelieving eyes of the opponent.Until the break, the guests could even score a third goal, but this time luck was not on their side.Thus, Dunav (Ruse) is the better team on the field for the first half and deservedly leads with two goals. <br />last_img read more

290 fans refunded after refusing to attend Liverpool v Atletico –…

first_imgLiverpool’s Anfield match against Atletico Madrid is now widely seen as having been a bad idea. At the time Madrid was seeing Covid-19 cases rise quickly and the situation in the city was increasingly worrying. Even before the match there was criticism in both England and Spain about it going ahead, but without UEFA and the UK government taking firm action, the clubs involved decided to play on.Some Atletico fans were so concerned they decided not to travel, and the club has now refunded the cost of their tickets. There were 290 who at the last minute said they wouldn’t be going, and the refund has cost Atletico €17k.Spanish newspaper AS reports that the cost has fallen on Diego Simeone’s club because Liverpool ‘refused’ to refund the money themselves.With the match being at Anfield, the revenue from the tickets would be banked by the Reds, and because they’ve refused to return the cost of the 290 unused tickets to Atletico, as AS have it, the La Liga side have covered it themselves.Atletico have also refunded the cost of 4,500 tickets which had been purchased for upcoming La Liga Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Elgar anchors second innings as South Africa build massive lead

first_imgJOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) – South Africa opener Dean Elgar dropped anchor to steer his side to 134 for three in their second innings at the close of the third day of the fourth and final test against Australia yesterday, giving the hosts a daunting lead of 401 runs. Elgar amassed 39 from 158 balls in a patient knock that has been the glue for South Africa’s second innings, as they look to build an unassailable lead with two full days remaining at the Wanderers.Australia need victory to avoid a first series defeat in South Africa since 1970, but have been rocked by the ball-tampering scandal that saw former captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft sent home and slapped with hefty bans after the third test in Cape Town.Elgar will resume on the fourth morning, with his captain Faf du Plessis on 34, as the pair look to increase the lead towards the 500-run mark. With so much time left in the test, a declaration at that point would make South Africa heavy favourites to win or secure a draw at the very least.The wicket is beginning to misbehave with variable bounce and there is sideways movement to assist the bowlers, which has brought Australia some success.The excellent Pat Cummins (2-35) removed in-form Aiden Markram (37) when he edged to Peter Handscomb at second slip, but not before the opener, playing just his 18th test innings, went past 1,000 runs in the five day game, the second fastest to reach that mark for South Africa behind Graeme Smith (17 innings). Hashim Amla (16) was caught at backward short leg by Mitchell March from a Nathan Lyon delivery, while AB de Villiers (six) gloved a rising Cummins ball to wicketkeeper Tim Paine.South Africa had earlier bowled Australia out for 221 in their first innings with a rush of wickets after lunch having been frustrated in the morning session by Paine (62) and Cummins (50), who put on 99 for the seventh wicket.New Australia captain Paine batted bravely with a stress fracture on his thumb to score a valuable half-century, his fourth in test cricket, but was the last man out as Elgar took a brilliant running catch at mid-off from a Kagiso Rabada (3-53) delivery. Cummins was the only wicket to fall in the morning session when he was trapped leg before wicket by spinner Keshav Maharaj (3-92), but South Africa ran through the tail after lunch.The home side have a fitness worry as seamer Morne Morkel, playing in his final test before retirement from international cricket, was forced from the field with a left side strain, but he did return to the pitch after the interval and will be monitored overnight.last_img read more