Former Alabama QB Greg McElroy Praises Ohio State After Columbus Trip

first_imgGreg McElroy while on TV for the SEC Network.Greg McElroy is impressed with Ohio State.McElroy, the former Alabama quarterback who helped Nick Saban win his first national title with the Crimson Tide in 2009, is now a college football analyst for ESPN. On Saturday, he was the color commentator for the Buckeyes’ game against Tulsa.The 28-year-old analyst came away thinking highly of Ohio State.During the broadcast – a 48-3 OSU win – McElroy was asked if he thinks the Buckeyes are a legitimate College Football Playoff contender.“Absolutely,” he replied.On Twitter this morning, McElroy praised the Buckeyes again.“Team is only going to get better,” he wrote.Really enjoyed my 1st trip to Columbus. @OhioStateFB is the real deal. Didn’t play great, still won big. Team is only going to get better— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) September 11, 2016The big test for Urban Meyer’s young squad comes next week, as Ohio State is traveling to Oklahoma.The Buckeyes and the Sooners are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on FOX Saturday.last_img read more

90-Day Deadline Given to Remove Fuel from Mexican Bulker

first_imgzoom The owner of the stranded Mexican bulk carrier Los Llanitos has 90 days to complete the fuel removal operations from the vessel, Mexico’s environmental agency Profepa said.The removal will include an estimated transfer of 425,000 liters of fuel contained in the cracked ship’s interior.At a recently held press conference, Profepa announced that the shipping company agreed to conclude the transfer in 3-4 weeks, depending on weather conditions.Ciro Hurtado Ramos and Xóchitl Yin Hernández, on behalf of Representaciones Marítimas, S.A., said that all contingency protocols have been put in place, making it virtually impossible for fuel spill.It has also been explained that Profepa has not opened any administrative procedure against the shipowner because “so far there is no recorded environmental damage”. As informed, the latest tours of the wreck showed no indication of an oil spill. Additional booms have been placed on the spot by the agency and Mexico’s navy forces to make sure any potential leak is contained, the agency added.Once the fuel and oil are removed, the 71,665 DWT ship will be sunk and converted into an artificial reef, according to Mexican authorities.The ship fell victim to the Hurricane Patricia which hit the Mexico’s Pacific coast on October 23rd, wreaking havoc on the local coastal communities before weakening into a tropical depression.The ship got grounded on the rocks and sustained considerable damage, as the ship’s hull was cracked in the middle and the ship is feared of splitting into half.World Maritime News Staff; Images: Profepalast_img read more

Register for Road to Stanfest Songwriters Camp at Sherbrooke Village

first_imgSongwriters can sharpen their skills at the Road to Stanfest Songwriters’ Camp at Sherbrooke Village, Guysborough Co., from June 29 to July 2. “Sherbrooke Village, with its rich heritage and unique atmosphere, is the perfect place to learn about the art of songwriting,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “The instructors give aspiring songwriters a chance to come up with profound ideas and the potential to make inroads on Nova Scotia’s music scene.” This year’s songwriting instructors include Thom Swift, Catherine MacLellan, Jon Landry and Nathan Rogers. Classes are for all levels of writing ability. Ten participants chosen by their instructors and peers will have the opportunity to perform on the Wish You Were in Sherbrooke Now stage during the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, July 3-5. “The songwriters’ camp offers a powerful week of songwriting,” said Joanna Butler, previous attendant and singer, songwriter. “The instructors spent plenty of time with us, teaching their craft. The staff at Sherbrooke Village made me feel right at home.” People are encouraged to register early, as space is limited. For more information and to register, go to https://sherbrookevillage.novascotia.ca/learning-opportunities/road-stanfest-songwriters-music-camp or call 1-888-743-7845. “I’ve been to a few house parties out west over the years that were fun but, seriously, this is a true maritime kitchen party,” said Robert Campbell, songwriter.last_img read more

Federal government puts pressure on railways to clear grain shipment backlog

first_imgOTTAWA – The Trudeau government is putting pressure on Canada’s two major railways to clear a growing backlog of grain shipments that is undermining the country’s reputation as a reliable exporter and putting farmers in a cash-flow crunch.Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay have written jointly to Canadian National and Canadian Pacific to express their “serious concerns” about the failure of the railways to meet the expectations of shippers and customers over the winter.The two ministers say they understand that the railways have faced challenges due to a larger than expected grain crop last year and extreme winter weather.Nevertheless, they call the railways’ performance “disappointing” and ask them to take further action.Specifically, the ministers request that the two federally regulated companies publicly provide a clear description of how they intend to clear the backlog and their plans for maintaining the fluidity of shipments going forward once the backlog is eliminated.They give the companies until March 15 to publish the information on their websites.The ministers say the lack of reliability in moving goods by rail is a problem that’s most acute for grain farmers, “who need to deliver their grain in order to secure cash flow to pay off past loans and purchase inputs for the upcoming crop year.”However, they point out that the problem goes well beyond farmers.“Over the course of the winter, we have heard concerns from shippers in a variety of sectors who are experiencing severe challenges due to rail service and capacity issues,” the ministers write in the letter, sent Tuesday to the presidents of CN and CP.“For example, forestry, energy and chemicals shippers have indicated that they have lost significant business and opportunities due to the inability to move their products in a timely and efficient way. Canada’s international reputation as a reliable supplier is at stake.”The letter comes one day after CN dumped its president, Luc Jobin, in the midst of growing complaints from western farmers about the backlog of grain shipments. Veteran CN employee Jean-Jacques Ruest was named interim president.And it comes one day before an emergency meeting of the House of Commons transport committee is scheduled to explore the backlog problem.According to the Ag Transport Coalition, the two railways combined provided only 38 per cent of the rail cars ordered by grain shippers during the week of Feb. 12 — CP delivered 66 per cent of the cars, while CN delivered just 17 per cent.Opposition parties have been pushing the government to order the railways to supply more cars for grain shipments. But government officials argue that it’s not that simple; any increase in cars for grain means shortchanging the number of cars available for other products, which are facing shipment delays of their own.Various organizations representing grain growers have argued that at least part of the solution is the passage of Bill C-49. The legislation would, among other things, financially penalize railways that fail to deliver promised rail cars on time. However, that bill has been stalled in the Senate since the fall.Nevertheless, Garneau and MacAulay advise the railways that they should already be preparing to meet the new requirements that the legislation will eventually impose once enacted.Specifically, they say the companies should be preparing to publish each summer a report on their abilities to move that year’s grain crop, based on initial crop size estimates. And they should be preparing to publish by Oct. 1 each year a winter contingency plan for keeping grain shipments moving regardless of bad weather.“We expect railways to undertake robust planning exercises to develop these reports, in collaboration with shippers and producers,” they say in the letter.“These reports will improve transparency in the rail transportation network, enabling supply chain partners to plan their operations accordingly and helping to reduce the kind of challenges that have arisen this year.”last_img read more

Report from Quebec inquiry on Indigenous treatment to be released

first_imgVAL D’OR, Que. — A Quebec inquiry into relations between Indigenous communities and public services in the province will submit its final report today.The Viens Commission, presided over by retired Quebec Superior Court justice Jacques Viens, will release its final report in Val d’Or, Que.The inquiry, announced in December 2016, was mandated to look into the way Indigenous people are treated by the police, the province’s youth protection agency, the public health department as well as the justice and correctional systems.While it primarily sat in the Abitibi region, the inquiry ended up travelling to other parts of the province to hear from participants and wrapped up hearings last December.The report had initially been scheduled to be released Friday, but the date was changed after complaints from Indigenous leaders that releasing it on the same day as a massive climate march that drew hundreds of thousands in Montreal would have been akin to burying the report.Indigenous Affairs Minister Sylvie D’Amours said last week it was mutually decided the report would be released today and she says she will welcome the report with openness and interest.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 30, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Air ships over NWT

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt may seem like something out of a science fiction story.But the skies over the Northwest Territories could soon be filled with futuristic air ships.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has this story.last_img

The Latest Protesters refuse to leave Hong Kong streets

HONG KONG — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local):8:30 a.m.Protesters in Hong Kong have refused police requests to clear the streets.A policewoman using a loudspeaker asked them to co-operate Monday morning as police lined up several officers deep and faced them.A woman in black speaking for the protesters responded with her own microphone. She said they were not blocking anyone from getting to work and would leave only after Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam came to hear them out.Police removed some of the barriers protesters had set up but refrained from using force. The protesters later put the barriers back and remained.They are among hundreds who stayed overnight after a huge protest Sunday against a bill that raised fears about China’s control of Hong Kong.___8:15 a.m.Hong Kong police and protesters are facing off Monday morning as authorities try to clear the streets of a few hundred people who stayed near the city government headquarters after massive demonstrations that stretched deep into the night.The police asked for co-operation in clearing the road. Protesters responded with chants, some kneeling in front of the officers. The move came after activists rejected an apology from the city’s top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony.Nearly 2 million of the city’s 7 million people turned out on Sunday, according to estimates by protest organizers. Police said 338,000 were counted on the designated protest route in the “peak period” of the march.The Associated Press read more

At UN debate Kiribatis President urges increased efforts to mitigate impact of

“We are grateful that the General Assembly agrees that climate change is a matter warranting the attention of the Security Council,” Kiribati’s President Anote Tong told the UN General Assembly on the second day of its annual General Debate, at UN Headquarters in New York.“I applaud the commitment of our Secretary-General to this particular security threat, but he needs the support of all nations to take the necessary action to address it. We must step up our collective efforts to mitigate global greenhouse gas emissions,” he said.The Kiribati leader called on development partners to provide resources and technology to enable his country to deal with the current impacts of climate change and prepare for an uncertain future.“While we are taking adaptation measures to ensure that Kiribati remains habitable for as long as possible, we are also preparing for a future where our islands may no longer be able top sustain our population,” President Tong stated in his speech.“We are looking to improve the skills of our people to a level where they are able to compete for jobs in the international labour market. We want our people to have the option to migrate with dignity should the time come that migration is unavoidable. And all the science is telling us that it is just a matter of time,” he said.He added, “I frequently find myself watching my grandchildren and wondering what sort of a future we are leaving them.”President Tong is one of scores of world leaders and other high-level officials presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

UK car production cools in October

UK car production cools in October Provisional output data released today by the Office for National Statistics shows: ►    Production for export up 3.5 per cent over year to October ►    New car production in first 10 months of 2004 down just one per cent ►    October output falls 11.9 per cent SMMT chief executive, Christopher Macgowan commented, ‘Despite a dip in October car production, levels over the year to October show that we remain on a par with last year. UK automotive manufacturing has a bright future. SMMT’s second annual issues survey of senior executives, to be published at the SMMT Annual Dinner, will show that we have much to be proud of. With the right skills in the workforce, an increase in R&D and a cautious approach to the introduction of new regulation by government, the industry has a very positive future.’   Export markets drive CV production upwards Provisional output data released today by the Office for National Statistics shows: Commercial vehicle production up 11.3 per cent in October, 14 per cent on year-to-dateProduction for export rises 27.5 per cent over year to OctoberRolling 12 month total to October up 25,228 units to 210,322 Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive, said, ‘The growth in commercial vehicle assembly remains robust. Over the most recent three months to October, production has risen 21.4 per cent, with 38.2 per cent for the export market.  UK plants are keyed-in to a firm revival in demand for vans and trucks in the rest of the EC.  Annual volume has now topped 210,000 units and with two months to go to complete the calendar year, it will probably nudge further ahead.’   The table below shows car production dataDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Former national team member named head coach of Brock womens volleyball

A former professional volleyball player who guided the Halton Hurricanes to multiple provincial and national titles is the new head coach of the Brock Badgers women’s program.Brock Sports Director Neil Lumsden announced Monday, July 9 that Steve Delaney had been selected to lead the Badgers women’s varsity volleyball team.Steve Delaney“His background as a high-level athlete and history and successes in coaching young women at the provincial and national level make him a great choice,” said Lumsden.Delaney’s playing career included varsity volleyball with the University of Winnipeg, and then competing on Canada’s national beach volleyball team around the world. He also played professional indoor volleyball in Finland and France, and semi-pro with a club in Toronto which won two national titles and competed at a high-level in the U.S.He has also been a long-time coach, most recently serving as head coach of the Halton Region Hurricanes under-18 team, which won a national title under his watch in 2016, and back-to-back provincial titles in 2017 and 2018.Halton’s U-18 club is known to develop varsity athletes with all 11 players on the 2017 team going on to play for either NCAA or U SPORTS teams.Delaney said he’s looking forward to the opportunity to do more than just coaching high-level athletes at Brock.“I have to thank the Hurricanes because when I started coaching with them and got to work with some elite athletes, I really developed a passion. I didn’t want to just coach athletes, I wanted to develop a program,” he said. “I’ve done a three-year plan for Brock and the goal for me and for the team is to make the playoffs this year. I don’t know how hard it’s going to be because I haven’t been in the gym with the athletes, but we’re going to work hard regardless.”Lumsden has faith that the Badgers women’s program can be successful.“Steve has done some homework regarding our team and he believes we’re at a point where we can have success with the young women on the team as it is and some of the new recruits coming in,” he said.Lumsden said U SPORTS-level volleyball is something worth watching.“One of the big secrets in varsity high-performance sports is women’s volleyball. If anyone pays attention to what’s going on at the provincial and national level, many of these high-calibre U-17 and U-18 women stay in Canada rather than going to the U.S. because the calibre here is so good.”Delaney, a Burlington native who runs Pinnacle Wellness, a corporate wellness and consulting firm, said he’s looking forward to getting started with the Badgers players soon.“They have a ton of potential,” he said. read more

Column Let them leave — Columbus will be fine without Crew SC

New Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter stands with Crew CEO Anthony Precourt and general manager Mark McCullers during a press conference Nov. 12, 2013 at Crew Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoNews broke Monday night of potential plans for the Columbus Crew to leave the city it has called home since 1996 if a new stadium is not produced within the next two years. If you’re anything like me, your social media feeds have been flooded with strongly worded reactions to the announced tentative plans to relocate the team to Austin, Texas. Ranging from sadness to anger, no one is particularly pleased about the news.Since the announcement, Crew owner Anthony Precourt has attempted damage control by hosting a teleconference with reporters to “clarify” his intent. He said the announcement has been “misrepresented,” and his ownership team is just “exploring our options.”I say let them leave. This is a classic owner-exploits-city situation. It is as old as sport itself.St. Louis did not cave to the pressures of NFL owner Stan Kroenke, and he took the Rams to Los Angeles, which I presume he wanted to do all along — whether or not the city succumbed to his requests.Art Modell pulled the same stunt in the 1990s when he took the Browns out of Cleveland and moved them to Baltimore.Like many who grew up in Columbus, I fondly remember yelling incoherent chants from the Nordecke while attending games early in the franchise’s tenure.The Crew has maintained solid attendance figures as soccer grew in popularity and MLS attendance reached record heights. Now, Precourt wants even more. The Crew is headed to the playoffs with a hometown star in Wil Trapp. It was in the MLS Cup two years ago and won the league title in 2008. Amid this success, Precourt has found a way to deflate that enthusiasm and take the attention away from soccer.He wants a new stadium downtown — Franklinton, Arena District or wherever he might so choose. He has been thin on location details, but he won’t be happy until he gets what he wants. Mapfre Stadium, the Crew’s current home, was built in 1999 as the first-ever soccer-specific venue in Major League Soccer. Located near the Ohio State Fairgrounds, it is by no means old or dilapidated.Columbus should not give in to Precourt’s preposterous request. Precourt said he is not looking for taxpayers to fund the new stadium, but added no “suitable” outside investor has come forward. He also has no interest in selling the team, according to Columbus Partnership President and CEO Alex Fischer, who said the Columbus Partnership made an offer, but was rebuffed, the Dispatch reported.Yet Precourt, when he bought the team in 2013, told the city he was committed to keeping the Crew in Columbus. He couldn’t even keep that promise for five years.Precourt told fans in 2016 he was “tired of the insecurities” regarding the team’s possible move. “We’re playing for Columbus,” he told the Columbus Dispatch almost exactly a year ago to put any doubts to rest. In fact, he has duped the city of Columbus — and Crew fans in the process. Just look at what the two cities’ mayors had to say on the matter. Neither man’s statement appears to be from someone who just found out about this. So go ahead Precourt, take the team away from the city you never wanted to be a part of in the first place. Columbus will be just fine.In the meantime, I’ll be happy to see Precourt gone and less traffic when I get off the highway on Hudson Street. Good luck Crew.Columbus ’til I die. read more

Logan Schuss shines in Ohio State mens lacrosse season opener

Ohio State men’s lacrosse senior attacker Logan Schuss has one more year, one more chance to do what he’s done for the past three seasons. The British Columbian has led the Buckeyes in many ways during his illustrious four-year career. Last year’s Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Year, Schuss has been a standout since first stepping foot on campus in Columbus. In his freshman campaign, Schuss garnered honorable mention All-American honors, on top of his ECAC Rookie of the Year award and first team All-ECAC status. He has lead the Buckeyes in goals in each of his first three seasons. Recruited by coach Nick Myers from the beginning of high school, Schuss took the risk of heading to a foreign environment to play for OSU, but he said he’s never doubted the decision. “I had the opportunity to have coach Myers come and see me play and we started talking,” Schuss said. “We just saw all the stars line up and I got the chance to come here and play.” As one of the primary recruiters going after Schuss, Myers recalls being impressed by the Canadian’s talent as he watched Schuss grow as a player and a person over a span of almost eight years. “It’s been a great deal of growth,” Myers said. “Logan was a young man that we recruited and I can remember seeing him play for the first time when he was a ninth grader.” Voted a captain by his teammates for this season, Schuss sets an example for his teammates on and off the field. Assistant coach Dave Dobbins said Schuss is a positive influence on the younger players. “We expect a lot out of him, he’s a senior and a captain for us,” Dobbins said. “His responsibilities go way beyond just scoring goals and making assists. He’s what makes the team tick a lot of times.” The success and accolades haven’t gone to Schuss’ head, though, and fellow captain, senior midfielder Dominique Alexander, said Schuss remains very much the person he was when he first came to OSU. “He’s become more of a leader. Overall he hasn’t changed much. He’s still running around yelling at practice, you come around and hear him yelling, getting guys pumped up,” Alexander said. “Logan’s definitely going out with a chip on his shoulder, where he doesn’t want it to be something he looks back on as, ‘I didn’t do my job.’” Dobbins said Schuss’ mentality of not wanting to let down his teammates makes him work harder at practice and show a work ethic seen in few players his age. “He’s a guy that goes out there to practice every day with the right approach,” Dobbins said. “He’s not a guy who always leads with his voice, but leads by example. He’s one of the hardest working guys out there.” The future looks bright for Schuss, who was drafted recently by the Ohio Machine along with Alexander and senior midfielder Kevin Mack, but Schuss said he isn’t letting anything distract him from giving the game his all in his time left at OSU. “I try not to think about the whole ‘getting drafted’ part of it,” Schuss said. “I want to focus on the Buckeyes and being a leader.” As a three-time OSU Scholar Athlete majoring in physical education, Schuss said his future isn’t just squared on lacrosse. He said he sees his career taking him toward a different leadership role. “I’m going to be coming back for a fifth year to do my student teaching,” Schuss said. “I’m going to one day, hopefully, be a P.E. teacher.” In the season opener against Detroit Saturday, Schuss tallied a career-high 10 points. In fact, he has totaled least a point in all 46 of his career games. “On the field, he’s a competitor. He’s very talented. Aside from the talent is a work ethic that his teammates and the younger guys can feed off of,” Myers said. Schuss and the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Jacksonville Sunday at 3:15 p.m. in Jacksonville, Fla. read more

Eurotunnel cancels thousands of tickets as UK prepares for Furnace Friday

The RAC said it is expecting breakdowns across the UK to be up around 15-20 per cent on what they would normally expect for late July by the end of Thursday.However although the hot weather is expected to cost the country in excess of £1 billion in lost productivity, Britain’s seaside resorts were experiencing a boom.Southend-on-Sea has seen the biggest growth with train bookings to the town for July and August up an 210 per cent compared to the same period in 2016 while bookings to Margate have increased by 164 per cent, St Ives, 79 per cent and Scarborough 76 per cent. Queues for the Eurotunnel in Folkestone, Kent, stretch back towards the M20  Queues for the Eurotunnel in Folkestone, Kent, stretch back towards the M20 Credit:Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Hundreds of Eurotunnel passengers face having to abandon their travel plans as the UK prepares for Furnace Friday.The Cross-Channel rail operator said it had taken the “unprecedented decision to cancel daytrip/overnight tickets” for travel tomorrow after the extreme temperatures buckled air conditioning units on the trains.Several carriages had to be taken out of service on Thursday due to the suffocating heat, causing five-and-a-half hour queues, and forecasters have warned that Friday could be even hotter.It came as the MCC broke its strict dress code and said it would allow members to enter the pavilion at Lords Cricket Ground without a jacket for the first time in its history.The announcement was made as England became became the hottest country in Europe as temperatures soared to 96F (36C) leading to widespread cancellations of summer outdoor events. Highways England also urged motorists to avoid throwing litter from cars to prevent glass starting fires on motorway verges.Many dog shows were called off after The Dogs Trust warned animals would suffer if they exerted themselves in the heat, while councils cancelled sports days and the National Trust abandoned some outdoor events.Gymkhanas and summer horse shows all over Britain were called off because the ground is too hard leading to fears riders could break bones if they fell from the saddle. Sunseekers flock to the beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset It isn’t just the UK experiencing the #heat at the moment 🌡️ much of Europe is too pic.twitter.com/A42Jv2636S— Met Office (@metoffice) 26 July 2018 Professor Sam Fankhauser, director at the Grantham Research Institute, at the London School of Economics said: “There is no doubt some industries will be hit hard by the heatwave and we usually see productivity drops of around 8 per cent when the temperature goes above 30C. For industries like construction which are outside that could be up to 30 per cent. “But it will probably be a boom for people who are selling ice-cream or who have outdoor business.” Sunseekers flock to the beach in Lyme Regis, DorsetCredit:Celia McMahon / Alamy Live News “If you’re looking for somewhere to escape the heat, western and northern areas will have pleasantly warm mid 20s Celsius, although across Northern Ireland and western Scotland this may be accompanied by occasionally cloudy skies.” Hundreds enjoyed a dip at the Hathersage outdoor pool in Derbyshire Hundreds enjoyed a dip at the Hathersage outdoor pool in DerbyshireCredit:Jacob King/Mercury Press 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. Hospitals were forced to cancel non-urgent operations as A&E departments were flooded with people complaining of respiratory problems and dehydration. Nurses reported feeling exhausted, sick and dizzy as temperatures soared inside hospitalsSaffron Cordery of NHS Providers said: “Some trusts are reporting record numbers of people coming in to A & E. This extra activity is leading to delays for patients requiring planned operations such as knee and hip replacements.“The extreme heat has also highlighted the shortcomings of ageing buildings which are not designed or equipped to deal with these conditions.” And as large numbers of stargazers were expected to gather tonight to the lunar eclipse, which could see the Moon turn a deep burgundy red from around 9pm, firefighters called for a ban on barbecues in parks in case sparks set light to parched grass. Temperatures of 98F (37C) were recorded by commuters on the London Underground, and commuters in the capital were also forced to endure high air pollution, leading to major Sadiq Khan issuing a major alert. The ongoing heatwave, which could break all time records on Friday if conditions pass 101F (38.5C), has already led to fun runs, charity walks, dog shows, gigs and fairs being called off over fears that participants would overheat. The heatwave was forecast to end with thunderstorms on Friday with yellow weather warnings issued for the north and east. The Met Office said there were risks of torrential downpours, flooding, gusts and hail.However although the weekend will feel cooler, the hot weather is expected to return next week.Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “It’s likely that we will see a new temperature record set for July and possible that we could break the all-time UK record of 38.5° C if conditions all come together. Britain’s transport infrastructure also struggled to cope in the heat, with train passengers on LNER forced to plug in their own fans after air conditioning broke. Rail services across the country were cancelled as tracks buckled leading to speed restrictions. A spokesman for Lords said: “To our knowledge this is the first time members have been given prior permission not to bring a jacket at all.“Before, once or twice a season, they would be given permission to move around the pavilion without a jacket if it got really hot. It is the first time it has been prior agreed that they don’t even need to bring a jacket with them.” read more

Rogue One A Star Wars Story first TV spot has been released

first_imgThe Rogue One television ads have begun or so it seems. This new ad courtesy of Comicbook.com is advertising Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for Cinemark XD, so I’m guessing it’s legit. I hope it is.Speaking of hope, it looks like we have our tagline for the upcoming film: “Hope begins with rebellion”. The words are interspersed throughout the trailer using footage from the movie trailer. Sadly, there’s no new footage, but it’s a pretty good way to condense what we know of the movie so far for a general audience.Timing-wise, it makes sense that ads would start hitting television this month. Especially with Force Friday at the end of September and the Rogue One toys that were revealed at SDCC (hello, AT-ACT, I’m definitely asking Santa for you this year.) I just hope we get a little more new content as they go on.The information revealed at Star Wars Celebration has only piqued my interest regarding both Galen Erso and Krennic and I’d like to know more about the rest of the team. I’d definitely like a little more intel on the relationships between Edrio Two Tubes and Saw Gerrera, not to mention Cassian Andor and K-2SO.In short, this 30-second trailer is cool and all, but I’m over here waiting for more new footage and maybe a little more dialogue.I know, I’m being an entitled fan. Or maybe I’m just a Star Wars fangirl who hates waiting for new movies to come out.Is it freakin’ December yet?last_img read more

De Bruyne Liverpool will be worthy champions if they beat Man

first_imgManchester City star Kevin De Bruyne admits Liverpool will be worthy winners of the Premier League crown if they do beat them in this season’s title raceAfter winning the league title in record-breaking fashion last term, Pep Guardiola’s mighty City squad have found their claim to a second straight crown opposed by a Liverpool team that have only lost one game to date.Jurgen Klopp’s side invested heavily in new recruits over the summer transfer window in the likes of goalkeeper Alisson Becker along with midfield duo Fabinho and Naby Keita.And the German’s choices appear to be paying off superbly with Liverpool boasting the Premier League’s best defensive record and sitting top of the standings by four points from City with 15 games to play.And De Bruyne believes City will have to put their hands up and admit the Reds deserve the league title should they finish ahead of a team that finishes the campaign with 90 points or more.“You would just have to take it as it is and say, ‘We had a good season, but someone was better’ and congratulate them,” said De Bruyne, according to Goal.“We try to do the best as possible, but in the end if Liverpool get more points it is because they deserve it.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Obviously you always want to win it, but if you get a season where you’re runners-up with 90 points, there’s not a lot you can say afterwards.“There’s always luck involved. If you want to win something, you need luck, you need good form, everybody needs to be on it. It’s a consequence of everything.”The Belgian midfielder, who has only made two starts in his eight Premier League appearances this term due to injury problems, believes City must remain focused on themselves.“We need to do what we can do, try to win as many games as possible. Then we will see what happens,” added De Bruyne.“There are two teams – and even Tottenham [in third with 51] – who have so many points at this point of the season.“It’s quite remarkable because in a lot of seasons you would already be 10 or 12 points ahead, but this season is tight. I like it, I like it to be competitive.”last_img read more

Paving to cause delays on Northeast 18th St

first_imgVancouver drivers should expect delays and lane closures while crews lay the second of three layers of paving on Northeast 18th Street from Four Seasons Lane to the Interstate 205 overpass. The delays will occur Wednesday and Thursday, according to the city.Crews also plan to pave the southbound lanes of Northeast 112th Avenue, north of 18th Street, Wednesday and Thursday. Traffic will continue in the two northbound lanes of 112th.The work is part of a busy summer of road construction in Vancouver. In addition to several microsurfacing projects also happening this week, chip seal work on Wednesday and Thursday will cause delays on Northeast Minnehaha Street near Saint James Road, and Northeast 49th Street from 15th Avenue to Saint James Road.last_img read more

LA airport shooting suspect appears in court

first_imgPaul Ciancia, 23 RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding three others during a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport made his first court appearance Wednesday with bruises on his face and a bandage on his neck.It was the first time Paul Ciancia has been seen in public since the Nov. 1 attack.The 23-year-old spoke in whispers and showed no emotion during the 10-minute hearing in the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, about 45 miles east of Los Angeles. He’s being housed at the facility in federal custody.U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bristow asked the diminutive, slender Ciancia if he understood the charges against him.“Yes,” responded Ciancia, who was shackled at his hands and feet and had a bandage on his neck and bruises on the right side of his face.The unemployed motorcycle mechanic did not enter a plea to a murder charge that carries a possible death penalty if he’s convicted.Bristow determined Ciancia was a flight risk and posed a danger to the community, and he ordered him to remain behind bars. The next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18, but it could be waived if a grand jury indicts Ciancia.Investigators said Ciancia walked into LAX’s Terminal 3, pulled out an assault rifle from a duffel bag and fired repeatedly at TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez.last_img read more

RollsRoyce Ghost Zenith Collection bids farewell to a sales success

first_img Rolls Royce Travel like the 0.5% in the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan More about 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Review • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan review: The top-shelf SUV Rolls-Royce Ghost Zenith Collection takes exclusivity to new heights Now playing: Watch this: 6:12 0 Preview • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan: Elevating the SUV News • I’m taking the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan on the 7-day off-road Rebelle Rally More From Roadshow 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan: Elevating the SUV 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan review: The top-shelf SUV Post a comment Enlarge ImageUntil we meet again… in 2020. Rolls-Royce The world got its first look at the Rolls-Royce Ghost with the introduction of the 200EX concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Over the decade that followed, the Ghost became Rolls-Royce’s most successful vehicle while lowering the average age of owners. It makes sense, then, that the Ghost’s final hurrah would be a big one.Rolls-Royce on Wednesday unveiled the Ghost Zenith Collection. Limited to just 50 cars, this run represents the peak of the Ghost’s exclusivity, as the automaker claims it will have more bespoke touches than any other example of the model. This is the second Zenith collection from the automaker; the first came at the end of the seventh-generation Phantom in 2016.Many of the Ghost Zenith Collection’s unique touches get their inspiration from the 200EX concept. In fact, each Ghost’s center console sports a small plaque made from the melted-down metal of the 200EX’s Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament. The plaque is engraved with the Ghost’s primary character lines, as well as some text explaining its provenance. The car’s Spirit of Ecstasy and clock are both engraved with the name of the collection, as well.Rolls-Royce Ghost ZenithEnlarge ImagePositively posh. Rolls-Royce It gets even fancier from there. There’s some beautiful marquetry available in three different materials that transitions from the driver’s area to the passengers, hinting at the fact that the Ghost was designed for both drivers and the driven. The rear seats have contrasting leather, as well as embroidery that draws inspiration from the 1907 Silver Ghost. Long-wheelbase models have a headliner that evokes the Spirit of Ecstasy, while short-wheelbase variants have a unique version of the “starlight” headliner, which is made from 1,340 individually woven fiber optic lights, that shows shooting stars careening across the sky. The exterior sports a two-tone paint job in one of three colorways — blue with white, silver with white or red with black. There are two guarantees about the Ghost Zenith Collection — it’ll be exclusive, and it’ll be expensive. Only 50 are being made, and since Rolls-Royce’s press release says the order books will close “imminently,” you’ll have to hurry if you want to scoop one up. While Rolls-Royce didn’t mention pricing, a base Ghost starts around $310,000. If you’re holding out for the next-generation model, that should make its first appearance in 2020. Bentley’s first SUV is a 187-mph, all-terrain luxocrat Tags Sedans Superluxury Cars Share your voice 28 Photos Rolls-Roycelast_img read more

Adulteration plaints going unheard

first_imgMedak: Even as food poisoning and adulteration cases are alarmingly rising, the officials concerned do not seem to be bothered. When a person visited the collectorate to complain about adulteration to the food security officer at 12 noon on Thursday, the door was locked. He told THI that it was his second visit and could not meet the officer. People like him demand the reason for keeping the office locked. “If he is on field, there should someone or a display notice to inform us so to avoid making rounds,” he deplored said.last_img read more