Wimbledon: Wozniacki crashes out as Pliskova, Serena, Venus advance

first_imgAustralian Open Caroline Wozniacki suffered yet another early exit when she lost in the second round to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 after being bothered by a swarm of flying insects in the second set.Wozniacki has never been past the round of 16 at Wimbledon, and this is the fourth time in seven years she has lost in the first or second round.The second-seeded Dane saved four match points at 5-3 in the final set before breaking back to level the match. But she was broken again in the last game.Organizers used bug spray after Wozniacki complained to the chair umpire about the insects.She is the fifth of the top eight women seeds to lose before the third round. SERENA EASES PAST TOMOVASeven-times champion Serena Williams moved up a gear to beat Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1 6-4 to also reach the third round.The 36-year-old American barely broke sweat in a one-sided first set but was tested by the world number 135 in the second without ever looking troubled.While the Centre Court crowd clearly appreciated the sight of Williams in full flow they took a shine to the plucky Tomova who battled hard to make a match of it.Even ultimate warrior Williams applauded a couple of her opponent’s winners late in the second set before completing victory in 66 minutes.The 25th seed will face the winner of the match that followed her on Centre Court between Germany’s Tatjana Maria and France’s Kristina Mladenovic.advertisement”It was better than my first round and I’m happy that I’m going in the right direction,” Williams, who took her winning streak at Wimbledon to 16 matches, said on court. BATTLE OF FORMER NUMBER ONESSeventh seed Karolina Pliskova won a battle of former world number ones as she beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-3 to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time on Wednesday.Big-serving Czech Pliskova reached the top of the rankings a year ago at Wimbledon despite losing in the second round — the fifth year in succession she had lasted only two matches.From the moment Azarenka dropped serve with a loose error in the third game, Pliskova always looked likely to break that sequence against the Belarussian who is still trying to rediscover her past form after returning from having a baby.Azarenka tried to fire herself up when she resisted some pressure to hold serve at the start of the second set.But Pliskova broke for a 5-3 lead and was then helped by two Azarenka double faults that brought groans from the sedate crowd who had been hoping for something more exciting.”I think I was pretty solid today, I think I was really strong on my serve which was really important,” the 26-year-old Pliskova said after walking off court.”Very happy with my victory as it is the first time I am in the third round here. The last few years I was waiting for a good result and it still didn’t come, maybe this year is the time; I am feeling great.”She will play Romanian 28th seed Mihaela Buzarnescu next. VENUS THROUGH AFTER SLOW STARTFive-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams dropped her opening service game and lost the first set before finding her rhythm to beat qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6 6-0 6-1 in the second round on Wednesday.The 38-year-old American brought her experience to bear from the second set to seal a comfortable win in her first meeting with the Romanian.”It’s just credit to her, she played very well and took advantage, you have to at these championships,” Venus said of Dulgheru’s first-set performance.”It’s not easy to play someone you havent played, and Im sure shes seen me play a lot, so she was extremely competitive,” she added.Dulgheru, world number 141, came out fighting in the deciding set, won her serve and had two break points for the second game, only for Venus to save both and hold.Asked about her improved performance from the second set and whether it confirmed her form as she seeks a second consecutive final and sixth title, she said: “It’s just about winning a match, whether it’s your best (tennis) or not doesn’t matter.” KEYS BEATS KUMKHUM IN STRAIGHT SETSMadison Keys of the United States defeated Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round of Wimbledon.The 23-year-old World No.11 took one hour and 16 minutes to secure her spot in the Grand Slam tournament’s third round for the fifth time in her career against her World No.91 opponent.advertisementKeys is set to play Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina, world No. 120, who came from behind to pull off an upset win over world No. 51 Sorana Cirstea of Romania 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.Elsewhere at Wimbledon, world No. 55 Donna Vekic of Croatia qualified for the third round after beating Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson 7-5, 6-4.(With inputs from AP, Reuters and IANS)last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar, marathoners raise Rs 15 lakh for Pulwama martyrs’ families in Delhi

first_imgCricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday joined thousands of runners in the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon and raised Rs 15 lakh for family members of the Pulwama terror attack martyrs.Before the start of each of the four races at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Tendulkar did 10 push-ups as part of the #KeepMoving Push-up Challenge and urged the runners to join him in the exercise.”Whatever will be the fund that we receive from here, it will all be donated for a good cause, a bigger cause. It will be donated to the families of the martyrs. I am sure you understand the feelings and hope everyone joins us in this movement,” Tendulkar said.At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14, the deadliest in three decades.Thousands of runners took part in the four races — 42.195km long full marathon (2000), 21.095km half marathon (6000), 10km run (5500) and 5km Swachch Bharat Run (4500).Seeing the big turnout, Tendulkar said, “I am especially delighted to see so many children participating. It is a very big step in life to participate in a marathon and not to be intimidated by seeing so many adults around. You are the next generation who will take over the reins of our nation.”The whole dream is to transform India from a sports loving nation into a sports playing nation for a healthy active lifestyle. And if children are starting from here, things are going to be better and better.advertisement”So well done Delhi, keep up your energy to run in the marathon. It is fantastic that you all are here with so much enthusiasm and energy.”Tendulkar, the Brand Ambassador of IDBI Federal Life Insurance, flagged off the marathon at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.Also Read | Want to declare Pakistan as the apartheid of cricket: CoA chief Vinod Rai to India TodayAlso Read | Will soon decide on removal of Pakistan cricketers photos from Eden Gardens: GangulyAlso Read | BCCI will be shown security plans for World Cup, says ICC chairman Shashank ManoharAlso Read | Virat Kohli on World Cup clash vs Pakistan: We will go by what government and BCCI decidelast_img read more

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Photos Of Tonight’s Rose Bowl Sunset Are Going Viral

first_imga wide shot of the rose bowl gamePASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)The Rose Bowl is the most storied bowl game in college football for a few reasons. One of them is most definitely the location of the game and the surrounding areas.Every year, the sunset at the Rose Bowl goes viral. It is easy to see why.You have dusk settling in around the San Gabriel Mountains outside the stadium. You can’t create a better backdrop.Just look at some of the photos from this year’s game.Sunset at the Rose Bowl over the San Gabriel Mountains pic.twitter.com/Aq17tV6hbg— Dave Cutaia (@CFBRulesExpert) January 2, 2019#RoseBowl sunsets = ? pic.twitter.com/WO3GNOgaNc— Greg Mescall (@GregMescall) January 2, 2019Sunset starting to change look of San Gabriel Mountains behind Rose Bowl. pic.twitter.com/0UHlUSqG5y— Jim Naveau (@Lima_Naveau) January 2, 2019Views like this are one of the reasons why the Rose Bowl has to be played at 5 p.m. ET every year, like clockwork.On the field, the sun is about to set on the Ohio State career of Urban Meyer. This is Meyer’s final game as Buckeye head coach.Ohio State leads 28-17 with five minutes left.last_img read more

Beware its fake

first_imgIf you think the beauty products being sold freely in markets are safe for your skin or the water you are drinking from a sealed bottle is healthy, you must think twice. Today, our city markets are flooded with products that appear all too real but carefully conceal side-effects that are deeply detrimental to the body. Counterfeit products are becoming a serious problem in Delhi. According to Delhi Police investigators, with an organised modus operandi, anti-social elements are reaching out to different shopkeepers, enticing them to buy fake products. They lure shopkeepers on the pretext of the profit which can be earned from selling fake products. Also Read – Remembering Sudhir PhadkeImagine the risks when a shopkeeper dupes a man by selling him a fake clutch cable and later, that person meets with an accident as the unauthentic cable will surely tear apart while stopping the motorcycle. This is just one example of how fake products risk people’s lives. In the city, regular raids are being conducted to break the nexus of counterfeit products. City of Fakes In January, Delhi Police arrested four accused involved in selling fake vehicle products by misusing the name of prominent companies of Central Delhi. The accused were booked under the Trade Marks Act. According to the complainant, during a market survey, he found that some retailers, suppliers and manufacturers deliberately indulge themselves in the selling and distribution of counterfeit products of three major motorcycle companies. Also Read – YOUR HEALTHY FESTIVE PALATEOn September 10, 2018, Delhi Police recovered fake Bisleri jars containing water. At the insistence of the complainant, officials of Dwarka District conducted raids at various shops. The first was situated in Som Bazar Road, Raja Puri and from there, four jars of 20-litre spurious Bisleri water, 120 number of Bisleri caps, one heat gun, one blue colour handle were recovered. Another raid conducted in Viswas Park, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, led to the recovery of 10 jars of 20 litre of spurious Bisleri water. Last year, from Central Delhi, the city police busted a gang for cheating people in the name of curing incurable diseases. The accused would deploy their agents at prestigious hospitals in Delhi and swindle families of patients suffering from terminal illnesses such as cancer and HIV AIDS, on the pretext of curing these incurable diseases. In March this year, staff from Jyoti Nagar police station conducted a raid at a sewage pumping house near Loni Road, New Delhi, and recovered a carton full of several counterfeit HP products that included printer toners and cartridges, among other things. In June, North Delhi Police arrested two persons, Arun and Mohammad Murtaza, with more than 500 fake watches and their parts in Chandni Chowk market. The investigating agency revealed that they were earning profits by selling counterfeit watches after convincing customers that they wouldn’t get original watches at such low prices. In another case, North Delhi Police arrested one person and recovered fake ghee cartons from the Lahori Gate area. Last year, four shopkeepers were arrested by the joint team of District Investigation Unit (DIU), North District and Sadar Bazar police station who busted a gang of shopkeepers indulging in the selling of counterfeit beauty products supposed to be manufactured by Lakme and Nivea. A massive amount of counterfeit cosmetic products had been recovered from their possession. Crime Branch also arrested a person involved in pirating fake books. The accused was nabbed from his printing unit located in Gazipur village. The investigating agency recovered a total of more than 3,000 finished copies of 9th and 10th standard Hindi, English, and Mathematics textbooks; nearly 700 unfinished copies of 9th standard Hindi and History books; several printing plates and reel papers with the publisher’s watermark. Delhi Police data accessed by Millennium Post shows that 151 cases under Copyright Act were reported in 2017, while last year, 174 cases were registered in different districts to Delhi Police. In the current year up to March, more than 40 cases have been registered. Investigation of Authenticity An investigator said, in many cases, the probe has revealed that kingpins involved in manufacturing do not disclose their identity. “Their associates will visit various markets to identify the shopkeepers who are interested in buying counterfeit products” the investigator added. The official further stated that once the shopkeepers are identified and the fake product orders are placed, the middleman delivers the goods. The investigation also revealed that for the delivery of fake products, perpetrators adopted the break journey technique. “To reach the destination (shopkeepers), the middlemen used different vehicles to dodge the police,” added the investigator. Citing an example of how fake products are prepared, investigators further said that to produce duplicate hair oil, the accused manufactured bottles and filled low-quality oil inside it. Ingredients were mixed in the oil to ensure that the fragrance replicates that of the original oil.Investigators also suspect that the accused mostly counterfeit those companies’ products which are not based in India. Delhi Police recently nabbed two men for selling fake watches. The probe in the case revealed that the accused targeted tourists who visited the market. They would lure customers by saying that they sell luxury branded watches at reduced prices. “The accused said that they bought watches with the golden wrist belt for Rs 60 and later sold them for Rs 1,000-1,200 to tourists. While other designer watches would cost them Rs 150-200,” added the investigator. North district, which is headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad, has nabbed several persons involved in these illegal activities. DIU north, under ACP Ram Mehar, has also conducted timely raids across different places and recovered several fake products including beauty creams, watches. Surveys Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said that in order to curb the menace they conduct raids on the basis of credible information. “We also inform people and shopkeepers regarding fake products,” said the DCP Central. Last year, DIU Central under ACP Har Mohan Singh Chauhan received more than 100 complaints against the selling of fake products. “More than 50 raids were conducted and counterfeit products were recovered,” said an officer adding that in many occasions, complaints were withdrawn or the complainant was not able to complete the series of documents required for police action against fake products. To check the sale of fake products, various companies have authorised experts who have the knowledge to check counterfeit products and conduct market surveys. “During the survey, when an expert found fake products being sold, s/he filed a police complaint. After proper investigation, raids were conducted at the spot where we also took the experts to identify the fake products,” added the officer. During the raids, they try to reach out to manufacturing units so that the whole chain of fake products supply can be busted, added another officer. At Markets While shopping, one can find clothes with branded tags in local markets. Although it cannot be verified whether the clothes are from original brands or counterfeit materials, for customers, it is a delight to purchase clothes at the cheapest prices. In a market of New Delhi, a shopkeeper was shouting, “Big brother you will not get branded clothes at such less price.” Meanwhile, a customer came to purchase a shirt which the shopkeeper priced at more than Rs 1,000 – but the customer managed to buy it for Rs 400 after bargaining. “Brother you will not get such a branded shirt for just Rs 1,000 anywhere” he repeated, but the customer remained adamant to pay Rs 400 and when he (customer) started leaving, the shopkeeper called him back and sold the shirt for Rs 400.An officer also said that the popular automobile counterfeit products like the logo and other items are sold by shopkeepers and from time-to-time, the police conducts raids to curb the menace.last_img read more

Grant writing workshop June 11 9 am – 2 pm AS202

The Office of the Vice-President Research and the Office of Research Services invite you to attend a special grant writing workshop led by grant writing expert Robert Porter.The workshop will focus on key principles of successful grant writing and practical exercises where participants can sharpen their proposal writing skills and explore keys to a more powerful and persuasive writing style, how to avoid common pitfalls of grant writing, and how to write with the perspectives of grant reviewers in mind.Session 1, “Writing Successful Grants,” will be held from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Session 2, “Proposal Evaluation,” will be held from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.Please RSVP by Friday, June 6 to orsadmin@brocku.ca or ext. 5332, and indicate whether you will be attending session 1, session 2, or both. read more

US removal of textbook with distorted depiction of slavery from classrooms applauded

The information was part of a textbook, The Connecticut Adventure, and stated that slaves in the state of Connecticut were often treated like family members, “taught to be Christian,” and sometimes to read and write. It was taught to students aged nine to 10 until district officials removed it because its depiction of slavery was inaccurate, simplistic, and offensive.“The chapter discussing the history of slavery in Connecticut is a distortion of the true nature of enslavement,” announced Ricardo Sunga, a human rights expert who is the leader of an expert panel set up by the UN Human Rights Council to study racial discrimination around the world. “Enslaved people in Connecticut, like those in the American South before the Civil War, were trafficked against their will, had their fundamental right to life, liberty, and property taken away from them, faced similar levels of exploitation, and were subjected to the most dehumanizing treatment imaginable,” said Mr. Sunga.He added that students need to know that enslaved people were never treated as “family.” Following the decision by the Norwalk, Connecticut school district, the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has urged that other districts throughout the US – and other countries around the world – follow the example of promoting historical accuracy.The Working Group is also urging the US Department of Education and other school districts in the US and other countries to review textbooks and educational materials in order to determine whether they accurately depict slavery. Where appropriate, they urge officials to remove inaccurate or distorted information from classrooms.“These deeply offensive texts should be replaced with accurate depictions of history which convey the message of the inherent dignity and equality of all human beings,” Mr. Sunga emphasized.“Educators and publishers have a responsibility to ensure that textbooks and other educational materials accurately reflect historical facts on tragedies and atrocities – in particular, slavery, the transatlantic trade in African people, and colonialism.“This will avoid stereotypes and the distortion or falsification of these historical facts, which may lead to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, Afrophobia, and related intolerance,” he added.Independent experts are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council. They work on a voluntary basis; they are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work and are independent from any government or organization, and serve in their individual capacity. read more

Ohio States Noah Spence set to return against Kent State

Then-sophomore defensive lineman Noah Spence (8) tackles Penn State then-freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg during a game at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 26. OSU won, 63-14.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State football program will likely head into its third game of the season with one of the team’s most dynamic defensive players back in the lineup.Junior defensive lineman Noah Spence is set to return to game action after missing the Buckeyes’ last three games because of a suspension handed out in January.Spence was originally suspended a full year by the NCAA for testing positive for ecstasy before his family appealed the suspension and it was reduced to three games. A second appeal was unsuccessful.Spence served his three-game suspension by sitting out the 2014 Orange Bowl and the first two games of the 2014 season against Navy and Virginia Tech.OSU coach Urban Meyer said he is excited for Spence to be back out on the field.“First of all, he is an exceptional player. I know myself and his family (are) anxious to see him play,” Meyer said during a Big Ten teleconference. “He has handled (his suspension) — he went down to the scout team and performed for the last two weeks. (He is) very selfless and we are anxious to get him going.”Neither Spence, nor the usual amount of OSU players, were made available for comment Monday following the Buckeyes’ loss to Virginia Tech. Just one player of the expected three spoke to the media after Meyer’s weekly press conference.Co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said though he hadn’t coached Spence until the spring, he is eager to see what the junior can do.“Noah is a very talented player. Fits well in our scheme. Has a tremendous ability to get after the quarterback and I think it is going to help us a lot,” Ash said Monday.Because he was suspended, Spence spent most of his time during fall camp with the scout team. Ash said, however, Spence has still been involved with the first-team defense.“He has been in all of the defensive line meetings, so all through the course of training camp, he has worked a lot of scout team stuff going against our offense,” Ash said. “He has been out there practicing our stuff quite a bit.”Ash added that during the short time he coached Spence, he has seen the lineman take steps to become a better player throughout camp.“We saw a lot of strides in the spring from him. From the time we started to the time we ended spring practice, he really made a lot of improvement,” Ash said. “He has made improvement throughout training camp so far also and (we) are excited to see him get out there on game day.”Defensive line coach Larry Johnson said during OSU’s fall media day that he expects to play multiple linemen to keep players fresh.The addition of Spence into the lineup should help do that.“My goal is to have a group of nine to 10 guys we can shuffle in and out in no particular order,” Johnson said Aug. 10. “We have the talent to be able to do that. We just have to coach it up.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday at noon at Ohio Stadium. read more

Kevin Love And Kyrie Irving Got Eaten Up Against The Warriors

This has been a playoff-long swoon for Irving, as well: In the regular season, he allowed shooters an eFG% of 50.5; that’s ballooned to 59.2 in the playoffs.Cleveland’s offense had its own problems — in 22 possessions, Andre Iguodala held LeBron James to 1-for-2 shooting — but it’s still a good bet that it’ll course-correct. The bigger concern for the Cavs is that any gains they make from improved shooting will drain out of the holes in their defense. During the regular season, Love gave up 90.3 points per 100 chances as a pick-and-roll defender, which isn’t good; in the playoffs, he’s given up 102.9, which is a calamity. On Thursday night, his screen-and-roll defense came out to 94.1 points per 100 chances, and that’s in the context of Curry and Thompson playing awfully — it’s a bad sign of things to come. The Cavs’ plan for Love defending the pick-and-roll — a big concern before the series — seemed to be having him double-team the ballhandler. But traps only work if you can actually trap the player, and Love’s attempts at doing so led to plays that looked like this: Or this: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for only 20 points on 8-for-27 shooting in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, and yet the Golden State Warriors rolled the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 just the same. When something like that happens, there are obvious reasons: Golden State’s bench played out of its mind, and Cleveland’s offense fell in a hole. Those things will probably even out as the series goes on, but the Cavs should be more concerned that, on a night when the Warriors’ biggest guns went quiet, the holes in their defense were already glaring.Coming into the series, the basic bargain of this season’s Cavaliers compared to last year’s was an improved offense producing enough to cover for an inferior defense. The Cavs’ shots didn’t fall in Game 1 as often as they normally do, and a lot of the shots that went in for the Warriors’ bench were absurdities — Leandro Barbosa fading away to his weak-hand baseline isn’t on the scouting report. But Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, the two Cleveland stars playing in this series who combined to miss all but one game of last season’s Finals, were worked over exactly as expected.On 18 shot attempts in which Irving was the nearest defender, the Warriors had an effective field goal percentage (eFG%) of 66.7, according to data from the NBA’s player-tracking cameras. On the 13 shots in which Love was the nearest defender, the Warriors had an eFG% of 61.5. Both of those numbers are very bad. There’s some margin for error on these plays — for instance, the cameras will sometimes assign a “nearest defender” who is guarding a different offensive player because the shooter’s defender was so badly lost — but the underlying plays looked just as terrible. The Cavs might need to rethink this strategy.Meanwhile, Irving was taken down to the block when he switched onto one of the Warriors’ bigger wings, was back-cut when he lost his man while watching the ball, and was run through screens away from the ball to free up shooters — all stuff we figured would happen this series, but again, a bad sign when it happens with Curry and Thompson out of the picture. read more

Gibraltar reacts with fury after King of Spain snubs territorys right to

first_imgThe King told an audience of MPs and peers that the future of Gibraltar would be determined by the “two governments” of the UK and Spain.He said: “During our rich and fruitful history there has been also estrangement, rivalry and distance but the work and determination of our Government, authorities and citizens have relegated such events to the past.”I am certain this resolve to overcome our differences will be even greater in the case of Gibraltar and I am confident that through the necessary dialogue and effort our two Governments will be able to work towards arrangements that are acceptable to all involved.” Prince Charles and Camilla greet King Felipe and Queen Letizia Members of the Foot Guards are seen marching along the Mall at the start of Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia’s three-day state visit The day was otherwise filled with pomp and pageantry, with King Felipe and Queen Letizia ceremonially welcomed to the UK by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Horse Guards Parade.The Queen, Duke and King are all descended from Queen Victoria and greeted one another warmly as they embarked on the first State Visit by a Spanish monarch since King Juan Carlos toured Britain in 1986.The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had escorted the King and his wife from their London hotel to Horse Guards Parade, arriving in chauffeur-driven limousines. Fabian Picardo Chief Minister of Gibraltar Prince Charles and Camilla greet King Felipe and Queen Letizia The Queen introduced the Spanish couple to leading figures from UK national life, including Mrs May, and in the afternoon, the Royal party were shown around an exhibition of items relating to Spain from the Royal Collection. He said: “Any dialogue there may be going forward, something which we would welcome as long as they obviate the issue of sovereignty which as far as we are concerned is not up for discussion or negotiation.”Conservative MPs had raised the prospect of walking out of the address but ultimately decided against it.But Tory MP Andrew Rosindell said afterwards: “It is inappropriate for a visiting Head of State to talk about ‘arrangements’ over British territory. It’s none of his business.”The King must realise that there will never be a discussion with him that will lead to one inch of Gibraltar being ceded to Madrid.” 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. Members of the Foot Guards are seen marching along the Mall at the start of Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia's three-day state visit Spain was accused of trying to use Brexit to make a “land grab” for Gibraltar after EU negotiating guidelines suggested it would be given an effective veto on whether the deal applies to the territory.Damian Green, the First Secretary of State, reiterated the UK’s commitment to Gibraltar before the King’s address, telling MPs that “the primacy of the wishes of its inhabitants, which are overwhelmingly to stay British, will be respected”. Show more Carriage procession: Queen leaves with King Felipe. Duke of Edinburgh accompanies Queen Letizia #SpainStateVisit pic.twitter.com/0oH71G6ozt— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) July 12, 2017 There was also a traditional exchange of gifts: The Queen was presented with copies of love letters between Queen Victoria’s granddaughter and a king of Spain and King Felipe given a bound album featuring pages from the Royal Library and Royal Archives. The Queen and Prince Philip drive to Horse Guards Parade. #SpainStateVisit 🇪🇸🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/nHBwuUnw1P— Majesty/Joe Little (@MajestyMagazine) July 12, 2017 Fabian Picardo Chief Minister of GibraltarCredit:Paul Grover for The Telegraph But Mr Picardo told Sky News the King’s failure to acknowledge Gibraltar’s leadership “really harks back to a time when the governments in Madrid and London might make decisions over the heads of the people of Gibraltar”.He said that Spain is “seeking to ignore” Gibraltar and that the territory should have the “most important voice” in any talks about its future. Gibraltar has responded with fury after the King of Spain failed to acknowledge the territory’s right to determine its own future in an address to Parliament.The monarch said he wanted a “dialogue” between Madrid and London on the status of The Rock in a snub to Gibraltar’s own democratically elected Government.The omission prompted Fabian Picardo, Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, to warn that the issue of sovereignty is “not up for discussion or negotiation” as he accused the King of “seeking to ignore” the wishes of the people who live on The Rock.Tory MPs reacted angrily to the King’s address saying that the future of the territory is “none of his business”. However, they did not carry out a threat to walk out as he was speaking. Spain has long disputed the status of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, but Theresa May has previously insisted that its future will not be up for discussion during Brexit talks with the EU.last_img read more

Screaming shooting flares and rockthrowing Trawlers on life at the scallop war

Just before the sun rose over the English Channel early on Tuesday morning, a flare whistled past Rob Morley’s ear. The 34-year-old panicked. He was on the deck of scallop trawler Golden Promise, urgently trying to pull fishing gear aboard so the three-person crew could escape aggressive French boats that had surrounded them. A set of shackles flew towards him and he leapt inside the cabin. Rob Morley who works on Golden Promise, at the Brixham Harbour in Devon Credit: SWNS It was around 3:30am and for the next hour, a fleet of close to 40 French… Rob Morley who works on Golden Promise, at the Brixham Harbour in Devon “It was pitch black and I could hear screaming and hollering from all around,” he recalls. “My legs were shaking.” Another flare went off, this time straight into the air, which signaled the French had surrounded one more English boat. read more

La grippe aviaire réapparaît à Hong Kong

first_imgLa grippe aviaire réapparaît à Hong KongUn cas de grippe aviaire a été confirmé par les autorités sanitaires de Hong Kong aujourd’hui, alors que la maladie ne s’était pas manifestée depuis 2003.La personne diagnostiquée comme porteuse de la grippe aviaire à Hong Kong est une femme âgée de 59 ans, qui semble revenir d’un voyage en Chine. Il s’agit du premier cas de grippe aviaire que connait Hong Kong depuis 2003. Le gouvernement du pays a décidé de prendre cela comme une alerte, faisant savoir aux habitants par la voix du porte-parole du ministère de la Santé qu’il existait un risque grave de contracter la maladie.Aujourd’hui dans un état grave, la malade a été testée positive à la grippe aviaire à travers le virus H5. Une enquête cherche à déterminer si elle a contracté le virus à Hong Kong même ou en Chine. Le virus H5 se transmettait jusque-là de l’animal vers l’homme, mais il pourrait avoir muté et se transmettre d’homme à homme, ce qui laisse présager un risque d’épidémie, explique l’AFP. Les autorités sanitaires ont également précisé que lors de son séjour en Chine, la patiente n’a semble-t-il pas été en contact avec de la volaille ou une exploitation agricole. Hong Kong avait été le berceau de la grippe aviaire en 2003.Le 18 novembre 2010 à 15:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Seven year courtship culminates in I do for RitzCarltonTurks and Caicos

first_img TCI Premier Responds To Beaches’ Letter Announcing Closure Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – February 27, 2018 – Five golden-coloured shovels adorned with turquoise ribbons and matching hard hats cemented a seven-year courtship which is touted to bring 317 rooms and villa residences in a new 12-storey hotel development to Grace Bay Beach.The project, with the help of Turks and Caicos Islands realtor, Walter Gardiner, in late 2017 finally received the nod of approval from the Physical Planning Department to go forward with the controversial construction and now, according to the country’s Premier the knot is tied.“The Turks and Caicos and #RitzCarlton and the Desarrollos Group have flirted for many years, and today on this beautiful Grace Bay Beach we are all at a destination wedding.  A destination wedding of huge proportions, today before God and man we promise to come together to deliver a new experience for visitors to our shores, joining a family of strong members who are equally as excited,” said Hon Sharlene Robinson.Members of the former government administration were on hand too; then Premier Rufus Ewing with the Governor and Finance Minister announced the Memorandum of Understanding for the project, which at the time was projected at $224 million – that was in 2015.Premier Robinson commended the Planning Department team for its work in ushering the #DesarrollosGroup project to the point of a ground breaking ceremony.  It was additionally a bonus morsel that the turning of the sand at the new home of the hotel came just days after the Turks and Caicos learned that it had secured the enviable top spot on a TripAdvisor list.“We are again on the World’s Best Beach and I say congratulations to you on being able to get a slice of the World’s Best Beach.”The Premier, Hon Sharlene Robinson in her remarks at the ground breaking on Monday afternoon explained that a new thrust for tourism in the Turks and Caicos will under-gird this and other industry partners. “And with my Government’s endorsement last week of a new tourism strategic direction, we are on the cusp of ensuring that we remain a well sought after destination, consistent with the strong TCI brand that many continue to work to maintain.”Mr. Gardiner, in an interview with the Turks and Caicos Weekly News explained once work begins, it will be a six day work week – Mondays to Saturdays from 7am to 5pm.Already 75 per cent of the residences at the property are sold, the total construction period is three years and there are projected to be two phases of construction. Related Items:#GraceBayBeach, #ritzcarlton, #sharlenerobinson, desarrollos TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memeslast_img read more

Headon collision in Ridgefield sends two women to hospital

first_imgTwo women were seriously injured Thursday afternoon during a head-on collision in Ridgefield. A white Toyota minivan was southbound on Northeast Delfel road near Northeast 199th Street when, firefighters believe, the driver suffered a medical emergency. The van went into the northbound traffic lane and hit a Honda sedan, said Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy, spokesman for Clark County Fire & Rescue. The sedan left the roadway, coming to rest in the brush bordering Interstate 5, while the minivan kept rolling down the wrong side of the road. Joe Ploium, the driver of an oncoming pickup truck, saw the accident occur. He slowed down, giving the minivan some time to slow down, and stopped the vehicle with the front of his truckThe minivan could have otherwise kept going and hit someone else or gone off the roadway, Dawdy said, lauding the driver’s quick-thinking actions.The drivers of the minivan and sedan, both women, were transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.last_img read more

Report Magazine Ad Spending Down 14 Percent in First Half

first_imgOverall advertising spending was down 1.4 percent during the first half compared to the same period last year, according to figures released today by the Nielsen Company’s Monitor-Plus service.Ad spending during the period was down 8 percent for b-to-b magazines and down 3.1 percent for national magazines. Local magazines posted a slight gain of 0.3 percent over the same period in 2007.Nielsen’s Monitor-Plus figures differ slightly from the same-periodnumbers from the Publishers Information Bureau and the BIN report.According to PIB, ad revenues for the first half were down 2.8 percent.BIN (which tracks b-to-b titles) had revenue declining more than 6percent for the first half.Among the 19 media categories tracked, cable TV posted the largest ad spending gains, up 8.1 percent over the first half last year. Spot radio was the biggest decliner, down 10.1 percent. Continuing its declines, national newspapers saw ad spending fall 8.1 percent during the period. Local newspapers were only slightly better, posting a 7.3 decline.Much of the ad declines could be due, in part, to skyrocketing gas prices. The automotive ad category accounted for $5.33 billion, down 8.01 percent from $5.79 billion during the first half of 2007. The pharmaceutical (-4.76 percent), and motion picture (-4.64 percent) ad categories also saw declines.last_img read more

What Are Apple Musics Most Streamed Songs Of 2018

first_img Email There’s no surprise that rap music was the most streamed genre on the list. Drake dominated the list with “God’s Plan” at No. 1 and “Nice For What” at No. 2, two of his hit singles from 2018’s Scorpion. One of the album’s other viral singles, “In My Feelings,” held the No. 5 spot as Post Malone took the No. 3 and No. 4 spot with “rockstar” and “Psycho,” respectively. Lil Baby and Drake’s “Yes Indeed,” “Look Alive” by BlocBoy JB featuring Drake, late rapper XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” and Offset and Metro Boomin’s “Ric Flair Drip” rounded off the top nine.Notably missing in the top 10 were women; Cardi B was the only female artist on the top 10 list with her hit, “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin. “Motorsport” by Migos featuring Nikki Minaj and Cardi B, “No Limit” by G-Easy featuring Cardi B and FEFE by 6ix9ine featuring Minaj and Murda Beatz were the only other songs featuring women.The streaming platform also announced its top categories, as chosen by their editors, Their Artist Of The Year was unsurprisingly Drake, Album Of The Year went to Kacey Musgraves for Golden Hour, Song Of The Year was Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s “I Like It,” and Breakthrough Artist Of The Year went to Juice WRLD.Apple Music made news itself this week as the streaming service hit 56 million users, still behind Spotify which is at 87 million users, but a milestone nonetheless.Exclusive: Ximena Sariñana On “Being As Direct As Possible” On Upcoming Album Read more Apple Music’s Most Streamed Songs Of 2018 what-are-apple-musics-most-streamed-songs-2018 Facebook Twitter center_img What Are Apple Music’s Most Streamed Songs Of 2018? News The streaming platform has released their top 100 songs of the year—which of your favorite tracks made waves around the world?Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Dec 4, 2018 – 1:54 pm Tis’ the season for roundups of the best music out there and this week Apple Music has released their lists of the top music streamed on their platform. Any guess which artists made the top 5 most streamed songs in the U.S.?last_img read more

A Quiet Place Part 2 John Krasinski says hes started filming

first_img Comments Summer movie preview: Aladdin, Spider-Man, Tarantino and more Sequels in the news #PartII pic.twitter.com/jnZiylihYT— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) July 15, 2019 21 Photos But he praised Paramount for not jumping on early sequel ideas from other writers that “felt a little more franchise-y.” Instead, Krasinski said his concept is a “tiny idea that fit that world and could be exciting.”At the time, Krasinksi said he would love to direct again “if I can crack the idea.” In the photo he tweeted, his name appears as director, so looks like fans can consider the idea cracked.Emily Blunt is returning for the sequel, as are the actors who played Krasinski and Blunt’s children, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. Actor Cillian Murphy has joined the cast, according to The Wrap, which notes that Brian Tyree Henry could also join the film.A Quiet Place Part II is scheduled for a March 2020 release. Tags 0 John Krasinski doesn’t want 400 machine guns in A Quiet Place sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil trailer pits Angelina Jolie against Michelle Pfeiffer Black Panther 2: Ryan Coogler working on it, Marvel’s Kevin Feige says The critically acclaimed horror-sci-fi film takes place in a future where terrifying creatures are attracted to noise. In the first film, Krasinski and real-life wife Emily Blunt head a family that must somehow live their lives without making a sound.Back in January, Krasinski admitted to The New York Times that at first, he didn’t want a sequel, saying, “I don’t want A Quiet Place to turn into an action movie where 400 people have machine guns.” Everybody, shhhhh! A Quiet Place Part II has started filming, according to a tweet sent Monday by director John Krasinski. Krasinski also co-wrote and starred in the first film, which came out in 2018. Share your voice TV and Movieslast_img read more

Expert Says Chemical Industry Closely Following Upcoming Arkema Trial

first_img X 00:00 /04:16 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: An expert in environmental law told Houston Matters Monday the upcoming trial against Arkema and two of its executives over the emission of pollutants at its Crosby plant because of a fire that occurred during Hurricane Harvey is being closely followed by the chemical industry.University of Houston Law CenterProfessor Tracy Hester.A hearing regarding the trial was held in Houston Monday and Tracy Hester, professor of Environmental Law at the University of Houston’s Law Center, said this is “a bellwether case.”“There is a lot of interest, a lot of attention, a lot of concern,” Hester said, “among industrial operators who are watching this case because, essentially, it creates the possibility that even companies that think that they’ve gotten their compliance in a row and they’re complying with regulations may still face possible criminal liability if they are deemed to (have) acted in a reckless fashion, which isn’t really defined by a particular statutory requirement.”The company —as well as Arkema’s CEO Richard Rowe and plant manager Leslie Comardelle— are facing charges of recklessly emitting pollutants into the air during Hurricane Harvey. Hester noted that, under the Texas Clean Air Act, that is a felony.Hester said Rowe and Comardelle could be sentenced to up to five years in prison and the company could face a penalty of at least $1 million.The expert also said the defendants are asking the court to tell the Harris County District Attorney’s Office they can’t get certain information they have requested.The DA has sent subpoenas to other companies that also handle hazardous chemicals to find out what they did when Harvey occurred to provide a baseline for comparison and Hester said “the subpoenas are being fought by the defense attorneys by essentially saying that that’s not appropriate information to get.”Arkema has requested a trial date for early next year and Hester thinks the company is “trying to get the criminal matter resolved because they’re also looking at other lawsuits.” The Harris County Attorney’s Office is suing Arkema on civil charges for violations of Texas environmental laws and the company also faces other lawsuits. Sharelast_img read more

Larry Young Hosts Gubernatorial Debate

first_imgWOLB radio host Larry Young hosted a gubernatorial debate between Democrats on June 5. From left: Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, Jim Shea, Rich Madaleno, Alec Ross, Rushern Baker, Valerie Ervin and Ben Jealous (not pictured).(Twitter photo)last_img

Trump Says Apple Should Rebuild Manufacturing in the US to Avoid Tariffs

first_imgApple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Trump told reporters Friday that his administration was days away from imposing a new round of tariffs on imports worth $200 billion, and that it could follow up with another round of tariffs on goods worth an additional $267 billion.Apple voiced its concerns about these tariffs in a public filing Friday, arguing that tariffs could make a wide range of products the company is selling to U.S. consumers more expensive. Affected products will include Apple Watch, Homepod, Apple Pencil, Air Pods, Mac Mini, cables, adapters and other accessories, according to the filing. Popular on Variety President Trump responded to Apple’s concerns about tariffs with a tweet Saturday morning, acknowledging that Apple products could get more expensive as a result of his administration’s escalating trade war with China.However, Trump suggested that there was an “easy solution” to this issue. All Apple had to do to avoid import taxes was to rebuild all of its manufacturing in the U.S. “Start building new plants now,” he tweeted. “Exciting!” “Our concern with these tariffs is that the U.S. will be hardest hit, and that will result in lower U.S. growth and competitiveness and higher prices for U.S. consumers,” the company wrote. “Because all tariffs ultimately show up as a tax on U.S. consumers, they will increase the cost of Apple products that our customers have come to rely on in their daily lives.”The suggestion that Apple could easily move all of its manufacturing to the U.S. doesn’t quite match up with the realities of the consumer electronics industry, which depends on China’s significantly lower wages as well as the country’s massive manufacturing infrastructure.Apple doesn’t actually run its own factories in China, but uses contract manufacturers like Foxconn to build the iPhone and other products. Foxconn’s largest factory is estimated to be 1.4 square miles in size, and reportedly at one point housed up to 450,000 workers, many of which live in dorms on the factory grounds. Last year, a New York University student who worked undercover in an iPhone factory reported that he made $450 per month.At the same time, Apple is already using components sourced from U.S. manufacturers in some of its products. For instance, the iPhone’s screen is made by Corning, a New York-based manufacturer specializing in touch screens and other high-tech glass products. The company said on its website that it spent over $50 billion for goods purchased from U.S. suppliers last year. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more