Roach doesn’t mind who Pacquiao faces next

first_imgTallo returns with a bang Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLegendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach said Thursday he doesn’t give a single thought on whoever Manny Pacquiao fights next after the iconic Filipino boxer faces Australian Jeff Horn.Pacquiao (59-6-2) is set to defend his WBO welterweight belt against the undefeated Horn (16-0-1) in Australia on July 2, but Roach believes his student still has something left in his tank.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCPcenter_img View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Roach, however, doesn’t see Crawford as a potential opponent for Pacquiao who now operates as a welterweight.READ: Roach open to Pacquiao fighting McGregor in a boxing matchKeith Thurman, who holds the WBA and WBC Super World welterweight belts, is also a potential challenger for Pacquiao.A fight between Pacquiao and Thurman would see the three belts unified, but Roach did not delve into the matter.“My job is not to get him opponents, my job is to get him ready for the opponents,” said Roach.ADVERTISEMENT Roach added it’s not his responsibility on who Pacquiao faces next.READ: Roach unbothered by Pacquiao’s sluggish starts in sparringFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“Whoever Bob Arum gets, whoever he gets I am ready for him,” said Roach during Pacquiao’s training session at Elorde Gym in the Mall of Asia Complex.Terence Crawford, the reigning WBC, WBO, and The Ring super lightweight champion, once challenged Pacquiao after scoring a 10th round TKO victory over Felix Diaz. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Chris Gayle thinks he’s like Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

first_imgStar West Indies batsman Chris Gayle’s flamboyant personality both on and off the field is a well-known fact. Over the years, the big-hitter from Jamaica has never let the limelight move away from him. Even when he had a quite period with the bat, the “Universe boss” always managed to be the cynosure of his fans, both in good and bad ways. (Chris Gayle ‘plans to sign up’ for Manchester United)Gayle has been haunted by controversies this year following a slur of inappropriate and sexual remarks to female media professionals. However, despite the backlash which included a loss of contract in the Big Bash League, Gayle maintained his innocence and said he was a victim of double standards.TOAST OF CRICKET WORLD But Gayle has not always been known for these controversies – he has been toast of the cricketing world for years, thanks to his record-shattering feats with the bat. He was the first to smash a hundred in each of the game’s three formats, is only one of four batsmen with two triple hundreds in Tests, has the fastest and highest IPL hundred to his name and has a double hundred in one-day internationals.In his recently-released autobiography “Six Machine”, the 36-year-old said he never tried going after the records and insisted that milestones came naturally to him. (I’m a victim of double standards: Chris Gayle)”If Zlatan were a cricketer, it’s the sort of thing he would be trying. Except the whole point about these sort of crazy deeds is that there’s no trying involved – it just comes naturally. It’s your personality coming through in what you do. I don’t hunt these records. It might work for other people, but it would never work for me,” Gayle said in his autobiography.advertisementGayle was recently involved in a slew of controversies. Starting from the infamous ‘Don’t blush, baby’ comment during an interview with Mel McLaughlin during the last season of the Big Bash League to a recent interview with a Times reporter, where he boasted about his “big bat”.GAYLE NOT BOTHERED However, he said these things never bother him and only motivate him to work hard. (Zlatan Ibrahimovic likely to confirm his Manchester United move soon)”Confidence comes from hard work and dedication. There’s Zlatan, and then there’s Ronaldo. He believes he is the best, even when people doubt him or favour Leo Messi for the big awards. It doesn’t stop him. Within himself he knows he’s the best, and he always keeps driving. He doesn’t care what they say about him. He works hard. And I fit into his style too,” he wrote.Gayle is currently in England to play for Somerset in the Natwest T20 Blast.last_img read more

Conor McGregor to appear in Game of Thrones

first_imgLos Angeles, Dec 12 (PTI) MMA fighter Conor McGregor has landed himself a small role in the upcoming series of “Game of Thrones”.The 28-year-old professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter has been offered a role on the HBO hit fantasy drama, and will join the cast in time for start of season seven, reported USA Today.The news was announced by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White during an appearance on FOX Sports Live earlier this week.”I knew that a few months ago that they were interested in putting him in the show. And Im glad he did it. Itll be great. Yeah, the shows huge, its awesome and Im excited for him,” he said.”Game of Thrones” fan website Watchers on the Wall – which is known for having insights into the show – reported that Conor would be portraying a member of Euron Greyjoys crew on the ship Silence, and wont have any lines as all the shipmates have had their tongues removed. PTI JCH SGlast_img read more

Position Vacant – Finance Administration Officer

first_imgTouch Football Victoria invites applicants to apply for the position of Finance and Administration Officer.Applicants must have some experience in finance and administration or a tertiary equivalent and the position is best suited to a can do person with a passion to be involved in the sports industry.Salary will range from $30,000 – $38,000 plus super. For a full position description please download the attached document. By COB Monday 21st April, applicants must provide a cover letter outlining the key selection criteria outlined in the position description along with a resume to Related Filesvic_finance_and_adminstration_position_description-pdflast_img

Muller defends under-fire Ribery

first_imgFranck Ribery has been defended by Bayern Munich team-mate Thomas Muller after the Frenchman launched an expletive-filled rant at those who criticised him for eating a golden steak.The former France forward posted a video on social media during the recent Bundesliga winter break which showed him eating the £1,000-per-serving ($1,273) steak.That led to widespread outbursts against Ribery’s seemingly lavish lifestyle and arrogance, with journalist Audrey Pulvar in particular insisting Ribery should be putting his money into more worthy causes than golden steaks.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The winger then made his aggressive response, but Muller said: “In those moments when he feels unfairly treated, where he is badly attacked, the horses go through with him and he just can not control himself.””He is a very emotional person, as he has experienced [criticism] so far in his entire career so far,” Muller continued. “But I think that it has become better in the course of his career, even if it is always such situations. It is also true that he is attacked a lot.”Asked if the Bayern players have been discussing Ribery’s off-field issues, Muller said they have been respectful to the 35-year-old: “Of course you talk about it at the table, but it’s more of a private matter.”No better way to start the year than with a dash of salt and a visit to my Turkish brother 🇹🇷👌🏼 #SaltBae #fr7👑 #ELHAMDOULILLAH🤲🏽♥️— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) January 3, 2019Bayern are currently second in the Bundesliga, six points behind Borussia Dortmund, and are not due to feature again until January 18 when they travel to Hoffenheim after the end of the league’s winter break.Ribery has already announced he will leave the German champions at the end of the season, along with Dutch forward Arjen Robben, after 12 years in Munich.Bayern have made a number of offers for Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi, who they view as a replacement for the two departing wingers, and Niko Kovac recently confirmed the club’s interest in the 18-year-old.last_img read more

Longtime Sports Broadcaster Irv Brown Has Passed Away

first_imgThe Denver Broncos running a play against the Cincinnati Bengals.DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 19: The Denver Broncos run an offensive play against the Cincinnati Bengals in a general view as the sun sets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)The world of sports broadcasting lost one of its true legends today following the passing of longtime Colorado sports personality Irv Brown at the age of 83.As iconic face in the city of Denver and the state of Colorado, Brown served as an NCAA basketball referee, a coach in baseball, basketball, and football, as well as a radio personality for over 40 years.Working alongside Joe Williams, Brown co-hosted the popular “The Irv and Joe Show” on Mile High Sports Radio for 25 years until his retirement in 2016.Per FOX Denver, Brown coached three sports at Arveda High School, baseball at the University of Colorado, and baseball at Metropolitan State University of Denver.We lost a Colorado icon today. Irv Brown – coach, ref, radio/TV raconteur. He worked for ESPN before it became the world leader. He practically invented sports talk radio here in Denver. He knew EVERYBODY. He helped EVERYBODY.We are forever indebted my friend.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) February 3, 2019Brown also served as a basketball analyst for ESPN.Per Benjamin Albright, he was also the color commentator for ESPN’s first-ever college football broadcast, pitting Oregon against Colorado.Irv Brown, he was a legend.Pioneered sport talk radio in the 70’s, coached baseball at Colorado, refereed six NCAA Final Fours, was the color guy for the first broadcast of college football on ESPN (Oregon/Colorado), an NBA analyst for ESPN & a baseball exec.RIP— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 3, 2019Among Brown’s accomplishments as a referee are the six Final Fours that he officiated, as well as five NCAA championship games.He oversaw three of John Wooden’s NCAA title wins with UCLA, and the 1976 title game between Indiana and Michigan, where the Hoosiers won 86-68, capping off a 32-0 season that remains the last undefeated NCAA title winner.In 1997, Brown was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.last_img read more

Entries for SRC Performing Arts and Poster Competitions Close November 30

first_img Winners of the competitions will be provided with prizes through Dolphin Cove, Kirk Distributors, the Youth Link, Jamaica Biscuit Company, Wisynco, and Adam and Eve Day Spa. Entry for the Scientific Research Council’s (SRC) Science and Technology Month Performing Arts and Poster competitions is now open and will close on November 30. Story Highlights The Coordinator indicated that entries for these competitions were closed from mid-October, and that the top-six entrants for the Oratory from each region – Central, Western and Eastern – will showcase their entries at the semi-finals that will be held in November. Entry for the Scientific Research Council’s (SRC) Science and Technology Month Performing Arts and Poster competitions is now open and will close on November 30.Coordinator for the Science and Technology Education Unit at the SRC, Amanda McKenzie, told JIS News that the competitions, which are part of the Science and Technology Month of activities being undertaken by the Council, aim to increase students’ awareness, understanding and appreciation for Science and Technology.Other competitions being spearheaded by the Council during the month include Essay competitions and Oratory competitions.The Coordinator indicated that entries for these competitions were closed from mid-October, and that the top-six entrants for the Oratory from each region – Central, Western and Eastern – will showcase their entries at the semi-finals that will be held in November.These will be held in Montego Bay on November 16; in Mandeville, November 23 and Kingston, November 30.For the Essay Competition, the Coordinator explained that entrants will need to focus on two key topics – ‘How we as Jamaicans utilise our waterways and how we can prevent the pollution of the ecosystem from human and non-human influences’ and ‘How persons can utilise Jamaica’s indigenous knowledge to impact our economy’.All the competitions are open to students at the primary and secondary levels, except for the Performing Arts competition, which is only open to secondary-level students.All finals for the competitions will be held in February 2018 at the SRC’s ‘Science in the Gardens’ event.She explained that the competitions have helped in student development. “Over the years, we have seen that participation, particularly in the Oratory component, has significantly helped students, especially as they move on to the tertiary level, and they have also gone on to become good public speakers, even winning regional competitions,” Ms. McKenzie said.She also noted that the competitions assist in training the students in explaining scientific information to an audience in the most basic way.In the meantime, Ms. McKenzie said that the Oratory and Essay competitions this year are part of the Jamaica-South Africa bilateral cooperation building youth engagement arrangement, “which is seeking to get persons involved in the conversation of how it is that as a nation we can target socio-economic development by looking at indigenous knowledge”.“In Jamaica, a lot of people are familiar with the use of folklore in medicine. We now want to harness all that information as a nation, to develop jobs and new products, as there is a new thrust to use these in the pharmaceutical as well as the nutraceutical industries,” she said.Winners of the competitions will be provided with prizes through Dolphin Cove, Kirk Distributors, the Youth Link, Jamaica Biscuit Company, Wisynco, and Adam and Eve Day Spa.Additionally, winners (students and teachers) will receive trophies, certificates of participation, book vouchers and gift certificates.Entries for the competitions must be submitted using the guidelines and registration form, which can be found at, and should be sent to the Scientific Research Council c/o the Science and Technology Unit, P.O. Box 350, Hope Gardens Complex, Kingston 6.last_img read more

Wanted criminal arrested in Ghaziabad

first_imgGhaziabad: An accused carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his head has been arrested by Ghaziabad police on Sunday over a robbery of Rs 7 lakhs of heavy machines from a boiler factory at Muradnagar area of Ghaziabad.During the robbery, the accused along with other accomplices, tied the hands of a security guard deputed there after which they robbed the machines from the factory on May 13. Police have already arrested four person in connection with the case and have sent them to the Dasna jail. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarAccording to police, the accused has been identified as Aslam alias Vapi, a resident of Sahibabad area of Ghaziabad. “Police have arrested the accused from Arthla metro station on Sunday morning around 6am, after the information passed by an informer,” police said. Around 1 am on May 13, seven miscreants jumped inside the factory and took the security guard, Vikas Singh, hostage. They were heavily armed and reportedly assaulted the guard when he tried to resist. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceThey tied him down and later fled with several lids of boilers in a small van. Neeraj Kumar Jadaun, Superintendent of police (Rural) told Millennium post that On May 18, police have arrested four persons in this regard. “The accused have been identified as Mehbub alias Raja, a scrap dealer and a resident of Kaila Bhatta Village in Ghaziabad, Mousam Ali hailing from Niwari Village, Intezaar and Sehazaad alias Sona, both from Sahibabad area. The kingpin of gang Shoaib along with other two associates are absconding yet,” he added. “Shoaib, who is the kingpin of gang and Raja, a scrap dealer used to select factory setup in an isolated place to rob. Raja purchased all the items from them and then he used to sell all stolen items to Zuber another scrap dealer in Sahibabad on higher rates. Zuber is also absconding right now,” Jadaun added. “In this case, Raja purchased all stolen items from Shoaib on Rs 1.05 lakhs and then sold it to Zuber on Rs 1.5 lakhs. More things will come out after the arresting of Shoaib and Zuber,” he added. In the enquiry, the accused told police that they have also stolen valuables from a house in Parsvnath Regalia society, a high rise in Sahibabad area few months ago. Cops said, the accused sell the stolen items from the above society to Raja, scrap dealer. They have arrested, an FIR under IPC sections 395 (dacoity) and 397 (robbery or dacoity with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) has been registered against them.last_img read more

Commodityproducing countries need to benefit from valueadded exports says UN

Low-income countries need help to enable them to benefit from the added value derived from the agricultural produce and natural resources that are the mainstays of many of their economies, experts attending a United Nations-backed forum said today.Speakers at the third Global Commodities Forum, hosted by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), said that despite a decade’s worth of rising commodity prices, the so-called commodity dependent developing countries (CDDCs) have been unable to benefit from the higher prices, diversify their economies and raise living standards.The theme of the two-day forum in Geneva is ‘harnessing development gains from commodities production and trade.’“There has been ongoing debate on diversification for CDDCs. From 2002 to 2010, the number of CDDCs increased from 85 to 91,” said Supachai Panitchpakdi, the UNCTAD Secretary-General, in his address to the forum.“While we have been trying to find ways to advise countries to be less commodity-dependent, CDDCs have actually become more heavily dependent on commodities exports, and the number of countries that are dependent has increased,” he said.There is need to use the benefits that come from higher prices for “long-term development purposes,” he said. Royalties and wages earned by developing countries from commodities frequently are only a small portion of the final sales prices of the finished goods made from them. The bulk of the profits accrue overseas, he added.Mr. Supachai said the mining of natural resources in developing countries, for example, often results in “enclave economies” that do not generate broad economic “spill over” benefits for the producer nations.Ways should be found “to spawn wider economic activities” coming from mining, he said, so that more of the upgrading of these natural resources occurs domestically, creating jobs with higher wages.Ibrahim Al-Adoofi, Vice President of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, told the meeting that the forum is part of broad efforts to prepare the way for the UNCTAD XIII quadrennial conference to be held in Doha from 21 to 26 April.“New developments in the global economy have exposed the limitations in our current development model,” said Mr. Al-Adoofi. “It is necessary to steer commodities development efforts in new directions.” 23 January 2012Low-income countries need help to enable them to benefit from the added value derived from the agricultural produce and natural resources that are the mainstays of many of their economies, experts attending a United Nations-backed forum said today. read more

EPDP member suspended

The EPDP said that Vijayakanth was suspended from the party in order to ensure investigations into the allegations against him are conducted fairly.The political party also said that all activities scheduled by Vijayakanth have also been suspended. (Colombo Gazette) The EPDP led by Minister Douglas Devananda has suspended the membership of EPDP Jaffna Municipal Council member S. Vijayakanth with immediate effect.Vijayakanth was suspended after he was arrested by the police yesterday over his alleged involvement in criminal activities in Jaffna.

5 Considerations for Evaluating Your Next Communications Platform

RC_image.png Justifying Workspace Applications: Time to Up the Game Marty Parker September 10, 2019 Communication technology vendors and their value-adding partners must take the lead in defining business justifications for their collaboration and workspace applications. Log in or register to post comments See All in Unified Communications & Collaboration » Avaya Continues Mulling Next-Step Options Beth Schultz September 12, 2019 In a brief update, company said strategic alternative review process continues, gave no indication of new expectations for wrapping it up. Avaya Still on the Block, Resolution May Come Soon Beth Schultz August 14, 2019 As the company plugs away on cloud sales, CEO Jim Chirico looks to wrap up its review of strategic alternatives in the next 30 days. This was also a key finding in a recent 2018 No Jitter Team Collaboration Survey. The survey showed that more than 95% of respondents found team messaging to be an essential component of their future communications and collaboration strategies.The clear takeaway is that a collaborative communications approach is key to any next-generation communications platform. As you evaluate which cloud platform best suits your enterprise’s needs, it’s important to keep these five considerations in mind:Consistency of User Experience — Look for a solution that provides a unified experience across communications modalities (voice, video, team messaging) and delivers this seamlessly across mobile devices, desktop, or browser.Customization — Select a communications platform that enables you to customize the experience for your unique work environment. An open platform approach is key to this and will allow you to easily integrate communications with your other business applications and workflows.Security — Choose a platform that protects content while in transit and at rest and supports your organization’s compliance needs.Search — Seek a platform that enables workers to search across all conversations, in any mode, and supplements results with contextual information.Personalization — Look for a platform that lets workers personalize their conversations with gifs and emoticons.To learn more about the critical role of collaborative communications, read the No Jitter Industry Insights Report, “A New Era of Workplace Communications: Will You Lead or Be Left Behind?”Tags:News & ViewsUCaaSRingCentralcollaborative communicationsapp overloadUnified Communications & CollaborationCCaaSCloud CommunicationsDigital TransformationSponsored PostTeam Collaboration Articles You Might Like Mitel, Avaya Merger on Tap? Beth Schultz August 20, 2019 On the heels of word that Avaya is close to reaching acquisition deal, the focus turns to Mitel and a reported bid of $20 per share. Tick, Tock, the Clock Is Running for Avaya Zeus Kerravala September 06, 2019 Lots of speculation surrounds Avaya’s future, but mum’s still the word on a final decision. As important as unified communications platforms have been in moving enterprises away from restrictive voice-only systems, they’re proving to be just one milestone on the journey to a fully collaborative workplace that is so vitally important to the modern enterprise. Today’s knowledge workers are globally distributed and highly mobile, and they expect to have the ability to quickly and seamlessly engage with the right people in an organization, using the most efficient mode of communication.To empower this new workforce, companies must embrace the cloud, streamline their communications, and a cultivate a culture that enables people to work the way they want. We call this collaborative communications. It’s about unifying different modes of communications and delivering a delightful and unified user experience that transforms the way teams communicate, collaborate, share content, and manage projects.This unified experience is particularly important given the amount of time employees spend navigating between various communications apps throughout their workday. In a 2018 study, CITE Research found a clear case of app overload among the 2,000 knowledge workers surveyed globally. Respondents reported toggling between different apps 10 times an hour — and cited the need for a single communications platform. Workers also stated their preference for a team messaging-centric communications experience. What this means, for example, is having the ability from within a team messaging environment to start a call, launch a video meeting, and engage in team chats without toggling from one app to another or losing track of productive work. RingCentral_Wheel.png read more

Football Ohio State offensive players named to AllBig Ten teams

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass in the first quarter of the game against Michigan on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State won 31-20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State led the conference with four members of the first-team All-Big Ten team, the conference announced Wednesday.Quarterback J.T. Barrett, center Billy Price and left tackle Jamarco Jones were all named to the All-Big Ten first-team by both coaches and the media, while right guard Michael Jordan was named first-team by the coaches and second-team by the media. Running back J.K. Dobbins was named to both second-team All-Big Ten teams. Right tackle Isaiah Prince was named third-team by both the coaches and the media.Tight end Marcus Baugh, running back Mike Weber, wide receiver Johnnie Dixon and H-back K.J. Hill were all named honorable mention All-Big Ten.Barrett finished second among Big Ten quarterbacks in all-purpose yards with 3,400 total yards, behind just Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley. His 42 total touchdowns leads all conference quarterbacks. His 165.0 passer rating is the highest in the conference. He has only seven interceptions this season. He was named to the all-conference first-team for the third time in his career.Price was a first-team All-Big Ten member last season as a right guard. Price leads the team with a 98.9 percent pass-blocking rate, according to CFB Film Room, and has allowed just one sack. He is a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation’s best center.Jones was on the all-conference second-team last season. The senior has posted a 98.6 percent pass-blocking rate, according to CFB Film Room. He has been responsible for just two sacks allowed, two hurries and one quarterback hit.In between Price and Jones, Jordan also posted strong pass-protection numbers, allowing four sacks, three QB hits and five hurries. He has a 96.8 percent pass-blocking rate, according to CFB Film Room.In his first season at Ohio State, Dobbins has left a strong impact on the team. He is second in the Big Ten with 1,190 rushing yards behind fellow true freshman Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, who has 1,806 yards. Dobbins’ average of 7.3 yards per rush lead all qualifying running backs in the conference. His seven rushing touchdowns are 11th-most in the Big Ten.Prince has been much improved from last season, recording a 97.6 percent pass-protection rating, according to CFB Film Room. He has allowed just six hurries and three hits. read more

Train driver exceeds emergency speed limit by 70mph as he misunderstood email

first_imgA commuter train carrying around 2,000 passengers exceeded a speed limit by 70mph, according to an official report.The London Midland train was travelling through Queen’s Park in north-west London when the incident occurred, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said.Investigators said the number of passengers on board meant it had the potential to be “very serious”.The train was driven by one of London Midland’s driver managers, who are responsible for managing groups of train drivers.He had recently joined the company and was being assessed by another driver manager. Neither of them was aware a speed limit had been broken until they arrived at their final destination, London Euston.An emergency 5mph limit had been imposed due to a crack in a set of points, but the driver sped through the area at 75mph.The report stated that he did not slow down as he had “misunderstood” the location of the restriction in an email. Track Trackside warnings were provided on approach to the restricted speed limit, the report said. Library imageCredit:Scott Barbour/Getty Details were also given on a notice where he arrived for work and trackside warnings were provided on the approach.The speed limit was broken at 8.28am on Tuesday, January 5 and the train involved was the 7.39am service from Bletchley in Buckinghamshire.No one was injured, there was no further damage to the track and no impact on the train, which continued its journey to London Euston.The RAIB made three recommendations to London Midland in a bid to enhance the training of driver managers, improve the communication of safety critical information and to implement a means of quickly identifying the driver of any train.Three learning points were also identified concerning the importance of managers fully preparing before driving trains, the need for driving assessors to prepare as if they were driving the train and the use of unambiguous words in safety communications. 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.last_img read more

Duchess of Sussex baby shower inside the New York hotel where old

The Duchess of Sussex’s celebrity friends are throwing her a baby shower in New York, as the mother-to-be made a surprise public appearance at a five-star hotel in front of the world’s cameras. The Duchess, wearing sunglasses, a black outfit and high heels, cradled her bump as she left The Mark Hotel with an actress friend by her side. Her baby, who will be seventh-in-line to the throne, will later be celebrated with a party for 15 to 20 friends, with lavish flowers and gifts being taken in to the hotel. While her husband the Duke of Sussex, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall each undertook official royal engagements back the UK, the Duchess enjoyed herself on a “private” five-day trip…

Guntoting fake postman tricks family takes them hostage

first_imgA PERSON DRESSED as a postman took two members of a family hostage in their home this morning, before making a third member retrieve money from their workplace.The PSNI said that detectives are investigating the robbery in which the two were held hostage in west Belfast.The family had been tricked into letting a caller, who was disguised as a postman, into their home.Once inside, the perpetrator produced a gun and made demands for money.The gunman held the man and a woman hostage in the house until another member of the family went to his place of work, obtained an amount of cash and handed it over to another member of the gang, police said.The handover took place at Fallswater Street off the Falls Road at 9.30am.After the handover, the alarm was raised and all three members of the family were reported to be safe.However one member was taken to hospital for examination and was later released.Police are appealing to anyone who saw a man get out of a silver car in Fallswater Street around 9.30 this morning and hand a holdall to another man, who then walked in the direction of Iveagh Street, to contact detectives at 0845 600 8000.last_img read more

Séisme de magnitude 71 en Chine bilan provisoire 400 morts

first_imgSéisme de magnitude 7,1 en Chine, bilan provisoire : 400 mortsChine – La province de Qinghai a été secouée par un violent séisme de magnitude 6,9 selon l’Institut de géophysique américain (USGS) et de 7,1 selon les autorités sismiques chinoises. L’agence Chine Nouvelle évoque 400 morts et 8.000 blessés.Le séisme a été suivi de trois répliques d’une magnitude maximale de 5,8. De nombreuses victimes sont encore ensevelies sous les décombres, s’ajoutant aux 400 morts et 8.000 blessés déjà recensés.Les dégâts matériels sont également importants. L’aéroport de Yushu n’a plus de moyens de communication, à Jiegu, 85% des bâtiments se sont écroulés et de nombreuses routes sont détruites dans toute la région.Les secours peinent à aider la population car les télécommunications sont souvent coupées. De plus, il s’agit d’une zone hébergeant une population paysanne et nomade, souvent mongole ou tibétaine, qui ne possède pas l’équipement nécessaire au dégagement des décombres.Le 14 avril 2010 à 15:05 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Resorts Bookstore also carrying Auntie Fannie adventure book by Handfield

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Jun 2015 – It was a whoa moment when Deputy House Speaker and PDM Shadow Cabinet Minister for Education, Hon Josephine Connolly decided to buy 200 books for the children attending the book launch and signing of Bradley Handfield; and while there were dozens of corporate, Church and community members sponsoring schools …there were also purchases of the books which can be found at stores in several resorts. Parrot Cay, Grace Bay Club, the Sands Resort and the Regent Palms are all carrying the book set in Belmont, North Caicos called The Adventures of Auntie Fannie Mattie & the Talking Potatoes. Residents can also purchase the children’s illustrated book at Unicorn Bookstore. Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Related Items:Adventures of Auntie Fannie Mattie & the Talking Potatoes, bradley handfield, grace bay club, josephine connolly, parrot cay, the Regent Palms, the Sands Resort, unicorn bookstore Connolly claims Premier raising smokescreen Recommended for you TCI beaches the back drop in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editionlast_img read more

Microsoft Surface Headphones are 160 off for Prime Day

first_img Mentioned Above Microsoft Surface Headphones Mobile Accessories Headphones Now playing: Watch this: Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice Preview • Microsoft Surface Headphones: Hands-on with Microsoft’s new Bose-buster noise-canceling headphones Abt Electronics Post a comment $349 $240 $243 See also Review • Surface Headphones review: Microsoft’s first noise-canceling headphones are almost great Enlarge ImageMicrosoft’s Surface Headphones are available in only one color. David Carnoy/CNET When Microsoft released its Surface Headphones last year, I thought it might have trouble selling its first noise-canceling headphones for the same price — $350 — as highly regarded competing products from Bose and Sony. Most stores are now selling them for $250, but for Prime Day, Amazon has them for $190. You can read my full Surface Headphones review here.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.Read more: Huge savings on Bose, Beats, Apple headphones and Sonos speakers for Prime Day 2019See it at Amazon News • Microsoft Surface Headphones are $100 off See It Tags See it 2:38 Microsoft Surface Headphones from all angles Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 35 Photos See It See It Microsoft Surface Headphones Microsoft Surface Headphones: The surprise noise-canceling… Amazon The best Prime Day deals still available The best Walmart Summer Sale deals still available AirPods, iPads, Apple Watch and MacBooks still on sale Prime Day is over, but these laptop deals aren’t: Big price cuts on Chromebooks, MacBooks and more $349 Amazon Prime Day 0 CNET Deals Amazon Prime Amazon Microsoftlast_img read more

Troopers rework south Kenai area road kill list

first_imgAn Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.The state is using a new application process to select recipients of big game killed on southern Kenai Peninsula roads as well as fish or game confiscated by authorities. The changes are supposed to improve the fairness and efficiency of the Road Kill Program.Download AudioGetting the call to come pick freshly killed game up from the side of the road is like winning the lottery in some parts of Alaska and dozens of Kenai Peninsula residents wait for their turn year after year. The lucky winners usually can expect an adult or immature moose, on occasion a bear and sometimes confiscated fish or game.Casey Moss from the Alaska State Troopers Anchor Point Post says in the past the Road Kill Program has been criticized for being unfair.“We get a lot of frustration from people saying, ‘so and so has gotten moose, after moose, after moose; and I haven’t gotten any.’ This is one of the other reasons we’ve changed the system a little bit,” said Moss.Until recently applications to receive road kills went through the Homer Police Department. Moss says the department tried not to give the same people back to back calls and they tried to give animals on a first come first serve basis. But, the department only called people living within so many miles of a carcass.“You have some areas like Black Water Bend where it seems like you get lots of moose hit in that area or in certain areas along the highway. People in that response area tended to get called more frequently,” said Moss.Now the troopers are going to give Homer PD a break by taking on the bulk of the southern peninsula’s calls. Homer police will only be responsible for road kills within Homer city limits. The change means people who already applied through Homer PD for road kills have to put in a new application with the troopers.“Their application is on the list until they receive a moose and then in that year they’re not eligible to receive another moose. They have to reapply in January of next year,” said Moss.Moss says the troopers are changing how they decide who is called next. Now where you live is less important than how quickly you can get to an animal.“We’ve kind of simplified it down to basically East End Road, Homer, Anchor Point, Happy Valley, Ninilchik, or Clam Gulch. As long as they can respond to one of those areas within 30 minutes they’ve got 30 minutes to respond to that area to receive the moose, or the game,” said Moss.Moss says anyone who wants to be considered to receive future road kills can pick up applications at the Homer Department of Fish and Game office, the Homer Police Department and the Anchor Point state trooper post.So far about 51 people have applied.last_img read more

The Dramatic Love Story of Queen Elizabeth I and Her Favorite Robert

first_imgQueen Elizabeth I of England (reign: 1558-1603) famously never married and steadfastly defended her chastity, protecting her reputation and defending her crown. Having never had children, her throne passed to her cousin’s son, King James VI of Scotland, who subsequently became King James I of England. Elizabeth was often referred to as the “Virgin Queen” – dramatically different from her philandering father Henry VIII. She is known to have stated, “I will have but one mistress here [referring to herself], and no master.”However, both during and since her reign the question of whether or not Elizabeth took any lovers at all has lived on, particularly in reference to Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester.Elizabeth I of England, The Sieve Portrait. Elizabeth is portrayed as Tuccia, a Vestal Virgin who proved her chastity by carrying a sieve full of water from the Tiber to the Temple of Vesta. She is surround by symbols of imperial majesty including a column with an imperial crown at its base and a globe. The portrait is signed on the base of the globe 1583.So secretive was Elizabeth’s personal life (rightly so) that the King of France in Elizabeth’s own time declared it to be one of the three great questions of Europe.Elizabeth and Robert Dudley had known each other since childhood. His father, the Duke of Northumberland, had been Protector during the short reign of Elizabeth’s half-brother King Edward VI, and Robert was one of his childhood companions.Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, circa 1564Later, Robert was imprisoned and condemned to death in 1553 as retribution from Mary I, Elizabeth’s older half-sister, after trying to stage a coup against the queen (his father had already been executed for the same reason). His time in the tower coincided with that of Elizabeth, herself imprisoned by Mary, who suspected Elizabeth of plotting against her.Elizabeth lived in constant fear for her life during her sister’s time on the throne, and Robert remained loyal to her. They spent many hours together and had several common interests including dancing and hunting. This friendship was the source of much gossip in Princess Elizabeth’s household, particularly as Robert was married.Mary I of EnglandIn 1558, when Mary I died and Elizabeth I ascended to the throne, Robert was appointed as her Master of Horse. This position, which held some prestige, also meant that Robert would be in regular attendance with the Queen.However, her new role meant they could no longer meet in private. They were looked upon now not only by the royal household but also by the entire kingdom and beyond. According to Elizabeth, “a thousand eyes see all I do.” Not much has changed for the royal family.Elizabeth’s coronation procession: Robert Dudley is on horseback on the far left, leading the palfrey of honourDespite near constant pressure for her to marry and give birth to an heir, Elizabeth steadfastly refused — and she made it quite clear that Robert was her favorite. In her palace, Robert’s rooms were moved next to hers, causing scandal across England as well as Europe.This was used by Elizabeth’s cousin and rival, Mary, Queen of Scots, who told another noblewoman, Bess of Hardwick, that Robert had been seen visiting Elizabeth’s rooms many times.Elizabeth I Coronation MiniatureThis was made even worse when, in 1587, a man named Arthur Dudley, while visiting the court of Philip II in Spain, claimed to be the illegitimate child of the Queen and Robert.His story included a time of conception – around 1561 – when Elizabeth was ill and bedridden, her body mysteriously swollen. Arthur was also able to name a servant who took him from Hampton Court Palace and raised him as his own before confessing all on his deathbed in 1583. However, there was no real evidence to confirm the story.Lord Robert Dudley, circa 1560To add fuel to the already brightly burning gossip fire, Robert Dudley’s wife died under mysterious circumstances in 1560. While Robert was constantly by Elizabeth’s side, his wife was not, living apart from her husband.Robert pressed for an impartial inquiry, which found that it was an accident: his wife had fallen down the stairs, breaking her neck. However, it was still speculated that Robert had arranged his wife’s demise, in order to be able to marry Elizabeth.Queen Elizabeth and Leicester by William Frederick Yeames, 1865While many historians and a coroner’s report found in the National Archives have all pointed to an accidental death, it did not prevent nobles and politicians at the time from using it to try desperately to prevent the Queen from marrying him.Notwithstanding this pressure, Robert remained close to the Queen, despite his suggestion that she would be better off without him. As she told the French ambassador, “I cannot do without my Lord Robert for he is like my little dog.” Thus he remained by her side as her “Bonny Sweet Robin”. Elizabeth even came up with a plan for him to wed Mary, Queen of Scots, but only on the condition that the pair lived with her at court. It did not come to fruition, however.Robert Dudley, dressed partly in tilting armour, 1575In 1562, Elizabeth became ill with smallpox and requested that Robert be made Protector of the Realm. However, her health improved, and he was instead made a privy councilor.Their friendship and close companionship continued for many years. Robert was given the title of Earl of Leicester in 1564 and a gift of Kenilworth Castle, which the queen visited regularly.Queen Elizabeth at Wanstead Hall. The figures in the garden may include representations of Robert and Lettice Dudley. Painting by Marcus Gheeraerts the ElderIn 1578, with no hope of marrying Elizabeth in the future, Robert secretly wed her cousin, Lettice Knollys. Elizabeth was furious, however, and never spoke with her cousin again.The marriage did not last long, as Robert died of suspected stomach cancer in 1588. Understandably devastated by the loss of her dearest and closest companion, the queen barricaded herself in her rooms and refused to see anyone. His last letter to her, which she noted directly on it after he had died, was buried with her in 1603.A letter from Leicester to Elizabeth I, written at the Armada camp and signed with his nickname, “Eyes”Whether Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley were indeed lovers remains a mystery to this day; there is no hard evidence to provide confirmation one way or the other. However, when Elizabeth believed she was dying, she solemnly swore, “though she loved [Robert] dearly…nothing unseemly had ever passed between them.”Read another story from us: Elizabeth I Files: The Conspiracy Theory Surrounding her True GenderNonetheless, in a court and era full of intrigue, backstabbing and scheming (she had been imprisoned by her own sister after all), it is not surprising that Elizabeth would remain so close to one of her oldest and most loyal friends, Robert. They did not need to be lovers to share a deep love for one another.last_img read more