Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer seeded 2nd, ahead of Rafael Nadal

first_imgEight-time champion Roger Federer was confirmed as the second seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, bumping Rafael Nadal down to third despite being ranked below the Spaniard.Defending champion Novak Djokovic tops the draw while new world number one Ash Barty is top seed in the women’s singles.South African Kevin Anderson, runner-up to Djokovic last season, is fourth seed despite falling to eighth in the ATP rankings as Wimbledon used its special formula once again.Twice Wimbledon champion Nadal will be seeded three, meaning he is likely to have to beat both Federer and Djokovic to claim his first title at the All England Club since 2010.The Spaniard was critical of the Wimbledon’s seedings formula this week, saying “it’s not a good thing” that the grasscourt event is the only one of the four Grand Slams that does not stick rigidly to ATP rankings for seedings.Wimbledon uses form over the past 24 months on grass to tweak the positions of the top 32 players in the men’s draw.While the women’s seedings are in line with the WTA rankings, Wimbledon reserves the right to change the order to create “a balanced draw”.Anderson’s promotion is bad news for French Open runner-up and world number four Dominic Thiem who drops to fifth seed and could play Djokovic, Federer or Nadal in the last eight.Former runner-up Marin Cilic moved up from a world ranking of 18 to the 13th seeded spot.Seven-time champion Serena Williams is seeded 11th as per her WTA ranking. Last year the American was bumped up to 25th seed despite being ranked 183rd after returning to the Tour following the birth of her daughter.advertisementAlso Read | Boris Becker to auction trophies, souvenirs to pay debtAlso Read | Ashleigh Barty dethrones Naomi Osaka to become World No. 1Also See:last_img read more

Dan Evans smiles in defeat by Roger Federer after ‘terrible’ time during ban

first_imgSign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Buoyed by three decent wins in qualifying, Evans played with freedom, “nothing to lose‚” as he said. He was two points from taking the first set in the tie-break but was over-eager in charging in behind his serve, dumped a difficult volley, shoved the next chance wide and the moment had gone. He saved two set points in the second, broke back with a brilliant backhand winner and forced a second shootout. The third was more straightforward but he tried all the way. Federer was impressed. A year after he found himself “in a pretty bad place” and contemplating retirement from tennis at 27, Dan Evans can smile again, bathed in accolades for three sets against Roger Federer that lit up day three of the Australian Open – and gave the loser much-needed heart.It took Federer two and a half hours to beat the world No 189 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-3 on the Rod Laver Arena, a place where he has celebrated victory in the first major of the year six times. Roger Federer Facebook Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Evans relished taking centre stage alongside Federer, a year after fearing he would never play professional tennis again. Photograph: TPN/Getty Images Share on Pinterest Read more Tennis Topics Read more Australian Open 2019 … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Australian Open 2019: Nadal, Sharapova and Kerber through – as it happened Since you’re here… Share via Email match reports Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Australia sport In reference to the similarities in their method and tennis philosophy, from the one-handed backhands to the sliced returns, as well as their willingness to attack at every opportunity, he said: “It felt like playing in a mirror a little bit. My thought going in was that I was playing myself, potentially. I had maybe a little more size.”Evans laughed at that. “I think he meant in game style rather than level.” He was encouraged, though, by Federer’s praise.Federer continued: “No, I’m not surprised [at how well he played]. I have high regard for Dan. He’s a good player. I’ve seen him play some really good matches over the years. I see why he can cause difficulties to players. He’s got a nice slice, defending the court well. He has the variation, which is always a hard thing to play against. It was very cat and mouse today. Very interesting. I liked the match.”On Evans’s prospects of ever returning to a career-high 41 in the world, Federer said: “I didn’t even know his ranking. For me he’s a top 100 player. Once you’re 80 or 60 or 40, you can be all those things, and beyond probably. I just think it’s in the details at the end of the day.”He said it was in Evans’s own hands how well he did from this point of a most interesting career. “How much can you give to the sport? How much are you willing? Can you stay injury-free? Get your ranking up, be really there for the crucial moments? I think he can be top 50 again, no problem.”That was almost as good as a win. Almost. ‘I just get the sense Andy’s not quite ready to quit yet’, says Judy Murray Australian Open Twitter None of that fazed the Solihull adventurer, a plainly gifted player who has survived the excesses of his own personality, including a nine-month ban for testing positive for cocaine. That pitched him towards the edge. This has dragged him back.As he said later, he was not remotely interested in his sport this time last year. He was still banned, and a nuisance to all around him, he admitted.“I didn’t watch any of the matches,” he said. “I was in a pretty bad place. The nine months I had off were terrible … [long pause] … Yeah I was in a bad place and that’s just how it is. A lot went on and a lot has gone on – a lot of shit, basically.“I had a good amount of people around me telling me it wasn’t as bad as I thought, and you come out of it on the other side. Hopefully I can kick on and get back to where I was.“I was at home in Cheltenham, just in the house – pretty much depressed, actually. I didn’t think I’d ever play again. It’s difficult times, like. I don’t know how I end up still having the people around me who were there. I was difficult to be around. I owe them a lot. That’s what you’ve got family and friends for. Hopefully, they enjoyed this week as much as I did.”Certainly the spectators rose to his heroics, even if, as ever, the majority were hoping Federer would not be dumped out of the tournament, or even mildly inconvenienced. Evans did more than that. Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

The most iconic World Cup celebrations of all-time

first_imgWorld Cup Bebeto, Tardelli & the most iconic World Cup celebrations of all-time Cady Siregar 06:54 6/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fabio Grosso Italy France 2002 World Cup Getty World Cup Argentina Italy Republic of Ireland From rocking the cradle to Maradona’s crazy eyes after scoring against Greece, Goal recounts the most memorable World Cup celebrations Brian Laudrup resting coolly on the pitch after scoring against Brazil in 1998, Robbie Keane imitating Robin Hood in 2002 against Saudi Arabia, Bebeto’s rock the cradle with Brazil in 1994. Goal rewinds the clock and takes a look back at some of the most memorable and iconic goal celebrations to have taken place during the World Cup.last_img read more

Michigan Legend Is Not Happy With How Program Approaches Ohio State Game

first_imgCharles Woodson gives commencement speech at Michigan.It has been six seasons since Michigan defeated Ohio State. Before that 2011 Wolverines win, the Buckeyes captured seven straight in The Game. Michigan vs. Ohio State is a historic rivalry, but it is ridiculously one-sided right now. That’s not okay with Charles Woodson.The former Michigan superstar has been very active around his alma mater as of late. Late last month, he served as the school’s commencement speaker. His speech went viral around the college football world for one specific declaration.The rivalry came up in his address to his newest fellow alumni. In his speech, he guaranteed a win over the Buckeyes in 2018.“But I’m telling you here today, 212 days from now, your Michigan Wolverines team will go down to Columbus, march into that stadium and we will beat you know who to bring back that familiar feeling of victory back to The University of Michigan again.”Charles Woodson had more to say about Michigan vs. Ohio State today.Woodson attended the ChadTough Gala, an event held in memory of Chad Carr. It benefits research towards fighting pediatric brain tumors.During the event, he said that he thinks the program has lost focus on the Ohio State rivalry. From The Detroit News:“To be quite honest I really feel like over the years, in recent years, there hasn’t been the emphasis that I’m used to being put on that game,” Woodson said.“Every game has been out on the same level of that game and that’s not the way we were brought up, that’s not the way we were raised around here. And we had no shame in saying it.”Woodson played at Michigan from 1995-1997. The Wolverines swept the Buckeyes in those three seasons, the last time the team claimed three games in a row against its archrival.He won the 1997 Heisman Trophy, and went on to become the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft. He retired after the 2015 season, and is a very likely Hall of Famer.[The Detroit News]last_img read more

Iowa Football Picked Up 2 New Commitments This Weekend

first_imgiowa players line up to run onto the field against nebraskaLINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Players for the Iowa Hawkeyes line up to take the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Although the Iowa Hawkeyes will lose important pieces from the program to the NFL Draft, the reloading process has gone fairly smooth for Kirk Ferentz.With the offseason in full swing for head coaches around the country, Ferentz is on the hunt for defensive talent.The Hawkeyes currently have the No. 39 recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports’ rankings.Iowa received great news yesterday when Jermari Harris announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes. The three-star safety was also considering Ball State, but ultimately believes defensive coordinator Phil Parker can help develop his skills to the best of his ability. Harris spent this past weekend visiting the campus at Iowa, before revealing his commitment choice.Another recruit that visited the Hawkeyes last week could also join the program as soon as tomorrow.Three-star defensive end Taajhir McCall will select from between Army, Navy and Iowa on signing day. Unlike Harris, his decision won’t be announced on Twitter.100% C O M M I T T E D TO… pic.twitter.com/huSrN249sJ— Jermari Harris✨ (@Jermariharris25) February 4, 2019Iowa also earned a commitment for its 2020 recruiting class in the form of Logan Jones. He is now the fifth hard commit for the Hawkeyes.The three-star defensive tackle also took his decision public on social media.COMMITED? #Swarm20 pic.twitter.com/hAtiC635pm— Logan Jones (@logan_jones75) February 3, 2019While the Hawkeyes will obviously undergo a brief adjustment period for next season, the future of the program should be in safe hands.last_img read more

My vote goes to Kane Williamson: Ben Stokes responds to New Zealander of the Year nomination

first_imgMy vote goes to Kane Williamson: Ben Stokes responds to New Zealander of the Year nominationTwo titans of the World Cup 2019 final – Ben Stokes and Kane Williamson – have been nominated for New Zealander of the Year award, but Stokes issued a statement declaring his unflinching support behind the Kiwi skipper.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 23, 2019UPDATED: July 23, 2019 15:55 IST Stokes has nominated Kane Williamson to win the New Zealander of the Year award (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSBen Stokes was the Man of the Match during the World Cup 2019 finalStokes was born in New Zealand before his family moved to EnglandKane Williamson too has been nominated for the coveted awardEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes who was recently nominated for New Zealander of the Year award has issued a statement in response to the nomination saying that although he is ‘flattered to be nominated’ for the award but feels that ‘there are people who deserve it more’. Chief amongst those, according to Stokes is Kane Williamson, the Kiwi skipper.Stokes said in the statement that he is proud of his Maori heritage but his life is firmly established in the UK since he was aged 12. The charismatic all-rounder goes on to say that Williamson should be ‘revered as a Kiwi legend’ and asks the New Zeland public to put their weight behind their captain who also happens to ‘typify what it is to be a New Zealander’Here is the full statement:”I am flattered to be nominated for New Zealander of the Year. I am proud of my New Zealand and Maori heritage but it would not sit right with me to be nominated for this prestigious award. There are people who deserve this recognition more and have done a lot more for the country of New Zealand.”I have helped England lift a World Cup and my life is firmly established in the UK it has been since I was 12-years old.”I feel the whole country should align their support to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. He should be revered as a kiwi legend. He led his team in this World Cup with distinction and honour. He was the player of the tournament and an inspirational leader of men. He shows humility and empathy to every situation and is an all-round good bloke. He typifies what it is to be a New Zealander. He would be a worthy recipient of this accolade. New Zealand, fully support him. He deserves it and gets my vote.”advertisementStokes posted the statement on his Twitter page captioning it ‘My thoughts is the nomination for New Zealander of the year.’My thoughts is the nomination for New Zealander of the yearhttps://t.co/0Uv1pFMzvOBen Stokes (@benstokes38) July 23, 2019Stokes was born in New Zealand but moved to England with his family when he was 12. His father Gerard, who played rugby league for New Zealand, was then coaching in England.Stokes has remained in England since, though his parents Gerard and Deb returned to live in the South Island city of Christchurch.Earlier during the declaration of nominations, New Zealander of the Year chief judge Cameron Bennett said Stokes “might not have been playing for the Black Caps but, having been born in Christchurch where his parents now live and with Maori ancestry, there are clearly a few Kiwis about who think we can still claim him.”Also Read | Ben Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the YearAlso Read | Didn’t want to feel the pain and regret of losing another final: Jos ButtlerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Ben StokesFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow World Cup 2019last_img read more

PM Calls on Nation to Build Society Characterized by Excellence

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has called on Jamaicans to build a quality society characterized by excellence noting that “Jamaica cannot maximize its potential for greatness and achieve what we need in the next 50 years without sustained hard work.”Speaking to hundreds of persons gathered at Emancipation Park in New Kingston on Sunday (March 24) for the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence, the Prime Minister said the nation’s youth’s represent our future and “this is the beginning of the next leg of the journey in keeping with the theme, ‘Youth on a Mission…Project 2062.’” “As I look at the nominees and awardees, I feel a deep sense of pride. Through your actions, you our nominees and awardees have said loudly and distinctly that you have a lot to offer this country. You are among the significant Jamaicans who have been making a valuable contribution at home and abroad. You have imagined a life of achievement, a life of excellence and have refused to accept mediocrity. You have refused to believe that because circumstances were hard and obstacles were in the way that you could not fulfill your dreams to pursue them meaningfully. You have refused to place limits on yourselves” Mrs. Simpson Miller highlighted. Reflecting on the confidence of the nation’s forefathers which saw the overthrowing a system that mocked human decency, Mrs. Simpson Miller said this confidence has a long lineage. She implored the audience to carry it onto 2062 and beyond. The Prime Minister called on the nominees and awardees to let their accomplishments serve as an inspiration to other young persons and the nation emphasizing that “your excellence is not an act, it is a habit, it is a way of life.” The Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence was instituted in 1998 to recognize the accomplishments of the Jamaican young people and are presented annually to young persons who have distinguished themselves locally, regionally and internationally. At Sunday’s function, awards were presented in the areas of Sport; International Achievement; Academics; Leadership; Arts and Culture; Journalism; Youth in Service; Entrepreneurship and Agriculture. The 2011 nominees and awardees were also recognized at the function. Communications Unit-OPMTel: 926-0244Fax: 920-4684Email: opm.news@opm.gov.jmWebsite: www.opm.gov.jmlast_img read more

Chevron, China Huadian Green Energy Enter LNG Deal

first_imgzoom Chevron Corporation’s subsidiary, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., has signed a non-binding liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply Heads of Agreement (HOA) with power generation corporation China Huadian Green Energy Co. Ltd. When the agreement is finalized, China Huadian Green Energy is expected to receive up to 1 million metric tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG over 10 years starting in 2020.“This is an important step in the commercialization of Chevron’s natural gas holdings in Australia and the establishment of our global liquefied natural gas portfolio,” said Pierre Breber, Executive Vice President, Chevron Gas and Midstream. “We welcome the opportunity to supply LNG to China Huadian and look forward to building lasting relationships with our customers in the region as the Chevron-operated Gorgon and Wheatstone projects move into operations,” said Roy Krzywosinski, Managing Director, Chevron Australia. “The China Huadian agreement demonstrates Chevron’s equity gas from Australia is well-placed to meet the growing demand for natural gas in the Asia-Pacific region.”Chevron, together with its partners ExxonMobil, Shell, Osaka Gas, Tokyo Gas and Chubu Electric Power, is developing the Gorgon Project, combining the development of the Gorgon Field and the nearby Jansz-Io Field. Facilities being built on Barrow Island include an LNG facility with three processing units capable of producing 15.6 MTPA of LNG, a carbon dioxide injection project and a domestic gas plant.Additionally, Chevron’s subsidiaries in Australia are developing the Wheatstone Project as an LNG and domestic gas operation near Onslow, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The project’s initial capacity is expected to be 8.9 MTPA of LNG. The project also includes a domestic gas plant.last_img read more

Précautions à prendre pendant une tempête dhiver

first_imgLe Bureau de gestion des urgences et le ministère des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure demandent aux Néo-Écossais de prendre les précautions nécessaires en vue de l’avertissement de tempête, émis aujourd’hui 13 janvier par Environnement Canada, qui inclut de la neige abondante, de la pluie verglaçante et de la pluie pendant la nuit. De telles conditions météorologiques peuvent rendre la conduite dangereuse et entraîner des pannes d’électricité. Les ministères conseillent aux Néo-Écossais de surveiller les prévisions météorologiques locales, d’éviter de conduire si possible, et de s’assurer d’avoir des provisions d’urgence dans leur maison et dans leur véhicule. « Nous voulons simplement que les Néo-Écossais et leurs familles soient en sécurité, » a dit le ministre de la Gestion des urgences, David Morse. « Par exemple, les aînés et les personnes qui ont des problèmes de mobilité doivent faire particulièrement attention aux trottoirs et allées glacées. » Les Néo-Écossais doivent avoir une trousse d’urgence à portée de la main. Cette trousse d’urgence doit contenir : une radio à piles ou à manivelle, une lampe de poche, des piles de rechange, des aliments non périssables, un ouvre-boîte manuel, de l’eau potable, suffisamment de médicaments, une trousse de premiers soins, des couvertures ou des sacs de couchage, des vêtements et des chaussures de rechange. Des articles semblables sont recommandés pour les trousses qui sont gardées dans les véhicules, en plus de câbles de démarrage, de feux d’avertissement, d’une pelle, de sable ou de sel pour la traction, et d’un câble de remorque. « Nos équipes sont prêtes à déneiger les routes, mais nous encourageons tout de même les gens à rester à la maison pendant une tempête afin d’assurer la sécurité de tout le monde, » a dit Brooke Taylor, ministre des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure. « S’il est nécessaire de conduire pendant une tempête, veuillez vérifier les conditions routières et faire preuve de prudence. » Pour obtenir plus d’information sur la préparation d’une trousse d’urgence pour votre maison ou votre véhicule, consultez le site Web du Bureau des mesures d’urgence à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/emo. Pour obtenir des renseignements sur les conditions routières, composez le 511 pour les autoroutes provinciales ou le 1-888-432-3233 pour les routes locales. En cas de panne d’électricité, vous pouvez composer la ligne d’information sur les pannes de Nova Scotia Power au 1-877-428-6004.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Victoria County

first_img Local Area Office: 902-860-2430 Fax: 902-861-1911 VICTORIA COUNTY: Little Narrows Ferry The Little Narrows Ferry on Route 223 is expected to be out of service for several days. This will allow the route’s regular ferry, Caolas Silas, to return to service. A replacement ferry had been serving the route while the Caolas Silas had a major refit. -30-last_img

Trudeau says theres been erosion of trust between PMO WilsonRaybould

first_img“His is a government that cannot be redeemed,” tweeted Scheer. “It must be defeated.”Scheer claimed the prime minister has lost his moral authority to govern.What we heard from Justin Trudeau was an attempt to justify and normalize corruption. It’s clearer than ever that inside his government, political interference and contempt for the rule of law are a matter of course. This is a PM who has lost the moral authority to govern.— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) March 7, 2019Meanwhile, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh criticized Trudeau’s statement, noting a lack of accountability or an apology.WATCH: Jagmeet Singh says he’s ‘disappointed’ Trudeau did not apologize for SNC-Lavalin affair OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is addressing Canadians on the SNC-Lavaliin file, admitting things could have been handled better. But he’s not making any apologies for the controversy.Trudeau is expressing some regret, saying there was clearly “an erosion of trust” between his office and former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould. He says he should have been aware of that.“Many lessons to be learned. Many things that we would like to have done differently,” he said.Trudeau says discussions with Wilson-Raybould continued the way they did because she signalled she was willing to re-visit the SNC decision but never told him she felt the interactions were inappropriate.“One of the things central to my leadership is fostering an environment where my ministers, caucus, and staff, feel comfortable coming to me when they have concerns, indeed, I expect them to do so,” Trudeau said. “In Ms. Wilson-Raybould’s case, she did not come to me and I wish she had.”The prime minister is not offering any apologies. “In regards to standing up for jobs and defending the integrity of our rule of law, I continue to say that there was no inappropriate pressure.”Trudeau says every decision made from his office was focused on the well being of Canadians #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) March 7, 2019Wilson-Raybould testified she was subjected to relentless, inappropriate pressure — and veiled threats about being removed as justice minister and attorney general — to intervene to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin on bribery and fraud charges related to contracts in Libya.RELATED: A timeline of the SNC-Lavalin affair“The context is a tough one, with potential job losses in the thousands,” Trudeau added. “These are the types of situations that make governing a challenge. And when there an erosion of trust within the people involved, it further complicates what is already a difficult decision for the Attorney General. These have been a tough few weeks.”Trudeau was also basically asked what didn’t he understand when she first told him her mind was made up. The PM says he asked @Puglaas in Sept if she was open to revisiting the decision and she said she would be. #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) March 7, 2019Trudeau said he continues to believe there was no inappropriate pressure.“What I can tell you is my team and everyone in this government always remains focused on how we make sure that we’re protecting jobs and building a better future for Canadians and doing so in a way that protects our institutions,” he added.Trudeau now plans to seek external advice on a variety of issues, including the option of splitting the justice and attorney general roles.When it comes to Wilson-Raybould’s status in the Liberal caucus, the Prime Minister’s Office says Trudeau is still reflecting on that but doesn’t want to make a decision until he hears from his caucus. The next meeting is two weeks away.When it comes to @Puglaas’ status in caucus, I’m told the Prime Minister is still reflecting on that but wants to discuss the matter with his caucus before any decision. Next caucus meeting is scheduled two weeks from now #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) March 7, 2019The Vancouver-Granville MP resigned from cabinet last month.Attempt to ‘justify and normalize corruption’Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling Trudeau’s statement an attempt to “justify and normalize corruption.”Referring to Trudeau’s comments on an “erosion of trust,” Scheer said the real erosion of trust is between Trudeau and Canadians.WATCH: Andrew Scheer responds to Justin Trudeau’s comments on SNC-Lavalin affair “It was the PM discrediting the detailed testimony of Canada’s first Indigenous woman AG,” he tweeted. “The ‘erosion of trust’ is with Cdns.”What we saw this morning from PM Trudeau wasn’t accountability or an apology – it was the PM blaming everyone but himself.It was the PM discrediting the detailed testimony of Canada’s first Indigenous woman AG.The “erosion of trust” is with Cdns – we need a public inquiry.— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) March 7, 2019-With files from Dean Recksiedlerlast_img read more

Police blocking Red Creek road

first_imgResidents are not being allowed into the area.  The RCMP won’t say what’s happening but there is a large police presence on the road.BC Ambulance is also on scene.We will share more information as details are released.  If you have any information, email news@moosefm.ca UPDATE as of 5:10 p.m. – The Red Creek road is now open to traffic as the police incident has ended. There is still a small police presence at one property on the road. The RCMP still haven’t released any information about what happened at the home.—–FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The RCMP are blocking the entrance to the Red Creek Road near Mile 62 of the Alaska Highway.last_img read more

Android 9 Pie Arrives on Nokia 61 Phones

On October 30, Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer at HMD Global–the company that is creating a new generation of Nokia-branded smartphones, announced the news on his Twitter account.Google has added the Nokia 6.1 to the Android One Family. The 9 Pie version offers App Actions, an app only available on Android One and Google Pixel devices, a line of devices developed by Google that run either on Chrome OS or the Android operating system.App Actions helps users perform tasks faster by predicting what they will do next and displaying that action. Nokia 6.1 is the second smartphone, in Nokia’s new generation of phones, to receive Android’s latest update. Nokia 7 plus received it in the previous month.Android 9 Pie integrates the latest Google software and contains the features of Android 8.0 Oreo. It focuses on artificial intelligence and automated learning, offering owners a more personalized experience.The Nokia 6.1 update will provide many features, such as adaptive brightness that automatically adjusts the brightness of the phone, as well as slices which finds relevant information on favorite applications to make them easily accessible.One of the interesting improvements that Nokia 6.1 users will benefit from is the impressive battery life of 3,000 milliampere per hour. The phone also introduces an adaptive battery, an update that uses deep learning to understand users’ styles to prioritize battery power on the most important apps.The Nokia 6.1 is equipped with the eight processor “octa-core 2.2 gigahertz processor,” making it faster than phones with two or four processors.  It is 60 percent faster than the original Nokia.The phone has 32 or 64 gigabytes of storage with three-quarters of a gigabyte of RAM. It also offers a 16 megapixel image on the main camera and 8 megapixels on the “selfie” camera.Android 9 Pie: now available on Nokia 6.1! AI-power your Nokia 6.1 as it gets smarter, faster and adapts as you use it. We are serving ? with a side of cool refreshed imaging expereince including Google Lens integration pic.twitter.com/et5fkKhbst— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) 30 octobre 2018 read more

Hollywood actress and UN anticrime agency launch grants facility for trafficking victims

8 March 2011The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and its Goodwill Ambassador, Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino, today launched a new fund that will support groups working on the frontlines to assist the victims of human trafficking. The announcement of the Small Grants Facility for victims of human trafficking coincides with International Women’s Day, a symbolic move, according to UNODC, given that two-thirds of the victims of this $32 billion global industry are women and children.The Facility is part of the UNODC-managed UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking, which provides humanitarian, legal and financial aid through established channels of assistance, such as governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.The UN estimates that more than 2.4 million people are currently being exploited after being trafficked by unscrupulous human smugglers. The Voluntary Trust Fund, launched last November, is an important element of the UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, adopted by the General Assembly in July 2010.UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov highlighted the critical steps being taken in pushing an increased victim-centred approach to human trafficking as he addressed the launch event in London. “The launch of this Small Grants Facility is the first concrete step in rolling out the UN General Assembly’s Global Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons adopted in 2010. As a coordinated and comprehensive approach to end human trafficking in all its forms, the Trust Fund will make a real difference to the lives of those who need it most.”Ms. Sorvino stressed the need to prioritize responses to victims. “Through my work in various parts of the world I have seen with my own eyes the unspeakable pain trafficking victims go through: from girls stolen from their homes or sold by their own parents into sex work, to men enslaved and made to perform torturous labour, to children whose innocence and safety are ripped from them at the hands of adults whose only concern is their profitability. “As a victims’ advocate in the fight against human trafficking, I encourage each and every person to work together in tackling this crime: modern day slavery only exists because we tolerate it.”UNODC estimates that in Europe alone, trafficking is worth an annual $3 billion, with around 140,000 people trapped in a vicious cycle of violence, abuse and degradation across the continent. “Our fellow human beings are sold like goods – it’s time we renew our stance towards this terrible practice and work to beat this crime,” said Mr. Fedotov. read more

Falcons preparing for new challenge from Ravens QB Jackson

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons must prepare for two quarterbacks as they await Sunday’s visit from the Baltimore Ravens.Of the two, rookie Lamar Jackson is the hot topic of the week in the Falcons’ locker room.The Falcons, who face Carolina and Cam Newton in the NFC South twice each season, have prepared for other mobile quarterbacks. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett says Jackson belongs in a different category.“I don’t feel there’s a comparison to what we’ve seen in terms of the level of athlete that he is,” Jarrett said. “He’s a guy who can play anywhere, at any position, on the offensive side of the ball. I don’t think there’s a comparison to anybody in the league to what he can do athletically at the position of quarterback.”While the Ravens await the return of longtime starter Joe Flacco from a right hip injury, Jackson has boosted the team’s playoff hopes. The former Louisville standout and 2016 Heisman Trophy winner has led Baltimore (6-5) to back-to-back wins over Cincinnati and Oakland. Jackson suddenly is the team’s second-leading rusher after leading the Ravens to more than 400 total yards in each of the two straight wins.Even coach John Harbaugh is stunned by the impact of Jackson’s unusual speed in games.“We all are sports fans, and ‘speed kills’ is what they say in any sport, really, so it’s fun to watch,” Harbaugh said. “But, I do think it’s always more impressive to see it live than it is on tape, sure.”Jackson ran for 117 yards against the Bengals and 71 in last week’s 34-17 win over the Raiders .“It’s difficult to simulate, because he has such quickness and speed, like a wide receiver or a corner has, but he’s behind centre,” said Falcons coach Dan Quinn.The Falcons (4-7) have seen their playoff hopes devastated by their second three-game losing streak of the season.Here are some more things to know about only the sixth meeting between the Ravens and Falcons:RUN GAME MISSINGA priority for the Falcons this week is reviving a running attack which fell flat in last week’s 31-17 loss at New Orleans . Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith combined to net 6 yards on 12 carries.Matt Ryan was sacked six times by the Saints. Quinn says he could make changes on the offensive line against the Ravens.“At the end of the day, our execution as players needs to be better,” Quinn said. “We have to do a better job within our assignments.”HAT TRICKRavens defensive end Matthew Judon had sacks on three different plays against Oakland last week, becoming the first player to pull off the feat since Brad Scioli of Indianapolis against Houston in 2002.The sequence occurred after Baltimore went up by 17 points in the fourth quarter.“You knew they were throwing, so Matt could cut it loose just a little bit more,” Harbaugh said. “Of course, you’re not planning for three sacks in a row.”Judon has 4 1/2 sacks in his last three games after getting only 1 1/2 in his first eight games. Now in his third season out of Grand Valley State, he’s two sacks short of matching his career high.POTENT PASS GAMEHarbaugh has respect for Ryan, who leads the NFL with 3,683 yards passing. The Falcons boast another NFL leader in Julio Jones, who leads the league with 1,305 yards receiving.“The thing that really jumps out at you is his accuracy,” Harbaugh said. “He’s an on-time, on-rhythm, accurate thrower … He knows the system inside and out, and he’s good, and their passing attack is excellent. It’s right there at the top of the league in terms of every statistical category, and he drives that.”ROOKIE RUNNERBaltimore’s bigger surprise is the emergence of undrafted rookie running back Gus Edwards, who has topped 100 yards rushing in two straight games. Jackson and Edwards have given the offence a new look — and opposing defences new concerns.“He definitely takes pressure off of me,” Edwards said. “All defences have to respect the read option. … He can make plays with his feet, so the defence has to respect it.”SHORT ON TURNOVERSBaltimore owns the top-ranked defence in the NFL and is allowing only 18 points per game. Perhaps the most glaring flaw in the unit is the lack of takeaways. Terrell Suggs’ 43-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter against Oakland was only the Ravens’ eighth forced turnover of the season and first in four games.“Hopefully, this can start a run of some big plays and turnovers,” safety Eric Weddle said. “It will make our defence even better.”Baltimore has a winning record despite owning a minus-6 turnover differential. And, although the Ravens had a negative differential in each of the last two weeks, they won anyway.___AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg contributed to this report.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLCharles Odum, The Associated Press read more

2014 NFL Preview The Broncos vs The Hopefuls

Last year, Kansas City went 11-5 despite a significant regression in QB Alex Smith’s statistics from the year before. How did they do so well (aside from having a highly favorable turnover differential)?Largely because of Alex Smith.5And, by extension, Andy Reid. He may not be the QB Chiefs fans wanted, but he’s the QB Chiefs fans needed. While Smith’s passer rating of 89.1 represented a 15-point drop from his 2012 season with San Francisco,6Fueled in part by Randy Moss. it’s still 25.3 points higher than Kansas City’s 2012 quarterbacks.7They also saw a huge improvement on the defensive side of the ball (going from -3.7 defensive SRS to +4.3), though part of that may be a result of the Chiefs’ offensive improvement.But Alex Smith isn’t even close to being the Chiefs’ best player.8At least relatively. Smith being “kind of OK” at QB might be more valuable than some non-QB being the best at his position, but that doesn’t make him the best QB. That would be all-star running back Jamaal Charles, who led the Chiefs in both rushing and receiving last year, and who has averaged 5.6 yards per carry over his career.While Fantasy Football players have been intimately familiar with Charles since his breakout 2009 season, the three-time Pro-Bowler has flown a little under the radar playing for a Kansas City team that hasn’t won a playoff game since 1993.In my NFC North season preview, I mildly criticized Adrian Peterson9Or at least the running game he spearheads. for being better at the kinds of things the passing game already has covered (breaking long plays), and worse at the kinds of things that help keep the running game relevant (gaining yardage consistently, setting up high-leverage second downs). So with another star running back on my plate, I thought I should check to see if Charles has similar problems.The simple answer is “no.” The slightly more complicated answer is “no, and this is a silly comparison because Jamaal Charles is way better than Adrian Peterson.”Let’s start with what kinds of outcomes each back produces on first-and-10 runs from outside the red zone10I used slightly different filters from the ones I used in the NFC North article, so Peterson’s numbers may not match perfectly.:Charles runs for losses or no yards less often than Peterson does, has more quality (4-6 yard) and high-leverage (7-9 yard) gains, runs for first downs more often, and has more yards per carry on those first down runs.OK, fine. But there’s more to being a running back than just running on first down, right? For a more comprehensive comparison, I looked at a number of different scenarios11Still filtered to exclude red-zone possessions.:This is a bit of a split decision. AP is a little better on second-and-mid-distance (which is one of the more common running situations) and a little bit better on third-and-1 (though Charles isn’t used that way very often). On the other hand, Charles appears to be better at second-and-short-distance as well as third-and-medium to third-and-long (which Peterson is not asked to do very often, either).To try to boil it down in a way that’s neutral to team circumstances, I took each RB’s performance for all scenarios (including those above and rarer ones) and applied it to the frequency of those scenarios league wide. The result of that calculation is pretty lopsided: On a common set of runs, Charles would likely pick up first downs 5.7 percentage points more often and would gain 1.6 yards more per carry than an average running back, compared to 3.2 percentage points and 1.0 extra yards per carry for Peterson. In other words, per carry, Charles gains about 0.6 more yards and is 2.5 percentage points more likely to pick up a first down than Peterson.Meanwhile, Charles is also more of a threat to catch passes, wrangling in 222 receptions for 1,975 yards and 14 touchdowns in 80 games, compared to Peterson’s 206 catches, 1,697 yards and 5 TDs in 103 games. When throwing to Charles, QBs have a passer rating of 101.1, compared to 77.3 normally. QBs have a passer rating of 89.7 when targeting Peterson, versus 80.6 normally.In other words, not only does Charles catch more passes, but targeting him has led to better outcomes for worse quarterbacks. Also, he has had worse quarterbacks! This makes his performance less likely to be a product of his team’s offense.All in all, the Chiefs should probably expect to regress somewhat after such a dramatic improvement (and such a favorable turnover margin) last year, but they definitely have some weapons to keep them competitive.San Diego ChargersExpected wins: 7.9Playoff probability: 35 percent (17 percent to win the AFC West)Super Bowl win probability: 2 percent FiveThirtyEight is running a series of eight NFL previews, one division at a time, to highlight the numbers that may influence each team’s season. America’s favorite weekly soap opera is about to begin; get prepped.Denver BroncosExpected wins (using implied power ratings from Las Vegas point spreads): 10.3Playoff probability: 73 percent (56 percent to win the AFC West)Super Bowl win probability: 11 percent The Denver Broncos are coming off a second straight 13-3 season and their first Super Bowl appearance in the post-Elway era. It was MVP quarterback Peyton Manning’s 10th time winning 12 or more games in a season — nobody else has done it more than eight times (Tom Brady holds that mark).Yet there are “whispers” that the Seattle Seahawks defense may have finally exposed Manning’s limitations. Doubting Manning is an ancient sport, and though it has changed somewhat over time, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.The last time Manning failed to win at least 10 games was 2001 (when Russell Wilson was still in middle school) yet Manning is only 11-12 in the postseason. Critics often say Manning is a good “regular season quarterback,” but not a great “playoff quarterback.” The theory is that there’s something about Manning’s game that makes him great at beating up on weak opponents, but that can’t handle the tougher, more complex defenses found commonly in playoff opponents.I’ll confess, before looking into this myself, I thought it was a plausible-sounding theory.1The best example of this phenomenon is very fast-paced offenses in the NBA that win a lot of games against weaker opponents by trading lots of possessions but with a tiny edge on each exchange; that strategy can backfire in the playoffs, when they face better opponents who have the edge on them. But for the most part, the reason Manning has had a harder time winning games in the playoffs is the same as it is for virtually everyone else: He has faced tougher opponents and tougher defenses. While it’s true that his teams haven’t won quite as many games as expected, and that he performs a little worse in the playoffs than in the regular season, he has actually performed better against playoff defenses that we would expect given the strength of those defenses.To examine this, I looked at ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) from 2006 to the present.2QBR is a bit less production-oriented and a bit more win-oriented than most QB metrics — this has its drawbacks, but seemed appropriate for the subject. I also tried a similar approach using adjusted yards per attempt to make sure the results were crudely similar prior to 2006. They were. In the regular season, Manning’s average QBR per game3I averaged across games weighting by number of dropbacks, which leads to slightly different numbers from each QB’s overall yearly QBR but makes it easier to combine quarterbacks. was 74.8, while the average QBR for other quarterbacks who faced the same teams in the same season was 50.8. In the playoffs, Manning’s average QBR was 68.4, for a decline of 6.4 points. But the average QBR for other quarterbacks who played his playoff opponents was 41.9, an average decline of 8.9 points.The chart below shows all of Manning’s games since 2006. Every dot above the line is a Manning performance that exceeded that of other quarterbacks against the same defense.Yes, Manning had a pretty terrible game against a terrific Seattle defense, but he has a long history of lighting up similarly accomplished opponents.4In case you’re wondering, the toughest defense Manning has faced in this data set was the 2008 Baltimore Ravens, against whom he went 19-27 for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns.Kansas City ChiefsExpected wins: 8.3Playoff probability: 42 percent (22 percent to win the AFC West)Super Bowl win probability: 3 percent The Chargers have to be one of the NFL’s most frustrated franchises. In 2013, they led the league in average drive distance on offense — gaining an average of 37.6 yards per drive. They also had the lowest three-and-out rate, with only 25.6 percent of their drives failing to gain a first down. And overall they scored 2.32 points per drive, good for second in the league behind Denver’s 2.83. Their defense was mediocre, ranking 22nd in average points allowed per drive, but their net point differential between their drives and their opponents’ drives was ninth in the league. Despite all that, they finished only 9-7. The Chargers haven’t had a 10-win season since LaDanian Tomlinson’s departure in 2009.Since Philip Rivers took over as starting QB in 2006, the statistical darling and regular Pro Bowler has made the Chargers an offensive powerhouse, scoring 2.20 points per drive, the fourth-highest in the period, behind only the Patriots, Peytons,12i.e. the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos with Peyton Manning at quarterback. and Saints. This has put them in very good company among NFL franchises.Every team in the Chargers’ neighborhood has won a Super Bowl, and the only team with greater success to fail to win one over that period is the Patriots.Like Manning, Rivers has his detractors: He can’t win in the playoffs! He can’t win big games! He makes mistakes at key moments! These are the classic arguments against statistically sound quarterbacks who perform well year in and year out but then fail to perform well in a few games (or even a few parts of a few games) in January.But in this case, there may be something to it. At a cursory level, Rivers’s teams have not performed well in close games — which you see more of in the playoffs:Since good teams are less likely to get blown out, they will naturally lose closer games much more often than blowouts. For example, Tom Brady has won 92 percent of his games decided by eight or more points, but “only” 58 percent of those decided by seven or fewer. But even considering this, Rivers has been terrible: He has won 77 percent of his larger-margin games, but just 38 percent of close ones. And as far as football goes, this isn’t a very small sample: Rivers is 19-31 in those games.13This is another area where criticisms of Peyton Manning are turned on their heads: Manning is a whopping 30-16 in close games.The only quarterback who has won more blowouts and lost more close games is Aaron Rodgers. As a Super Bowl-winner and one of the highest-rated quarterbacks of all time, he may sound like good company, but as I discussed earlier, while Rodgers’s skills aren’t in doubt, his win-maximizing tactics are.With that in mind, I used a similar method to look more closely at when Rivers throws interceptions and touchdowns14This is also similar to the analysis I did with Matthew Stafford (I’ve been doing this a lot lately). The full report looks like this., and a few things stuck out:Like Rodgers, Rivers’s interception rate is lowest relative to expectation when his team is trailing by two or more scores. This is typically the best time to be “aggressive” in the passing game.Rivers is good at not throwing interceptions when his team is way ahead. While fine, that habit inflates his statistics. Not throwing interceptions in those situations will help things like his passer rating or his team’s points-per-drive stats, but it won’t improve the team’s chances of winning games by much.Rivers throws 26.0 percent of his interceptions in the first quarter, compared to a league average 18.4 percent (the only quarter in which he throws more interceptions per attempt than average). I have nothing against gambling early, but this is a symptom of a common syndrome, wherein a QB will gamble early, or when it comes down to the wire, but will be overly cautious in between.Rivers actually does appear to play worse than his usual self in close situations. For example, he throws 71.2 percent of his interceptions when the two teams are separated by one score or fewer, compared to a league average of 60.2 percent. Meanwhile, he throws 59.3 percent of his touchdowns in those situations, compared to a league average of 63.1 percent.So overall it appears that there are markers of Rivers being a bit too conservative in some of the wrong places. On top of that, it’s likely that his stats are a bit inflated, and he has played worse than normal in the highest-leverage situations.But good news, Chargers fans! This is preferable to consistency across scenarios. As I said with Rodgers, strategic shortcomings are fixable. And while playing the worst in the most important spots may get a quarterback a reputation as a choker, those are the most likely spots for his play to improve (as he regresses toward his own personal mean).Oakland RaidersExpected wins: 5.4Playoff probability: 10 percent (4 percent to win the AFC West)Super Bowl win probability: 0 percent Last year, the Oakland Raiders went 4-12 for the second year in a row. Aside from two 8-8 seasons in 2010 and 2011, for more than a decade the Raiders have been the New England Patriots of stinking. Since 2003 their loss totals are 14, 12 (five times), 11 (three times) and 8 (twice).Over that period, their defense has given up the most points per drive, and their offense has scored the second-fewest, leading to a net difference of -0.56 points. This is the worst net difference in football; on the opposite extreme are the Patriots (+.79) and the Peytons (+.77).So do the Raiders have any reason for hope?Yes!Following a (single) great preseason outing against the Seattle Seahawks, the Raiders have announced that they’ll be starting second-round draft pick Derek Carr on opening weekend. Carr is perhaps best known for being former No. 1 pick David Carr’s younger brother, though he also threw for a nation-leading 5,083 yards and 50 touchdowns in Fresno State’s 2013 Mountain West Conference campaign.15Full disclosure: My wife is from Fresno, and a number of her family members went to Fresno State, so I’ve been hearing about Carr for years.It would be quite reasonable to doubt the Raiders’ judgment after their recent history of high-profile coaching and quarterbacking disasters. But in a vacuum, having a QB drafted 36th starting on opening night should be good news to Raiders fans. I’ve modeled career success for rookie QBs based on a number of factors (such as weight and stature), including draft position. Combining this with data on how much each rookie played, we can estimate the expected number of wins following his rookie season for a QB drafted with the 36th pick like so16Technical stuff: This data represents QBs selected between 1970 and 2009 in the regular (non-supplemental) draft, taken between No. 2 overall and the seventh round (No. 1 picks severely skew the data), who recorded at least one game played (in whatever capacity) in the year they were drafted. I created linear models for each category using as predictor variables the logarithm of each player’s draft position and whether or not he played at least X games. I then plugged 36 and “yes” into each to get the Y values.:Without knowing how many games he’ll start, the expected number of post-rookie wins for a No. 36 pick is about 21. Knowing that Carr will start at least one game boosts him up to about 25 wins, and if he makes it to four games his wins go up to about 30. You can use other metrics as the predicted variable and the results are similar: His odds of “success” (which I defined as Career Approximate Value greater than 32.0) jump to 51 percent from 33 percent with four games started, and his average non-rookie AV jumps to 44.4 from 32.7.Four games seems to be about the inflection point — beyond that, as the number of rookie QBs in the data set who started that many games shrinks, it gets very noisy with a flatter trend.Note that I am absolutely not saying that it’s better to start rookie quarterbacks rather than let them develop. It’s likely that most (if not all) of the effect we’re seeing is merely a result of better quarterbacks being more likely to earn a starting nod than worse ones, independent of where they were drafted.All else being equal, the odds that Carr is the real deal are looking better.Read more of FiveThirtyEight’s NFL season previews. read more

Extinction Rebellion More than 100 arrests after police order climate protesters to

Activists have been forcibly removed from Waterloo BridgeCredit:DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP “We are taking positive action against those who are choosing to ignore this condition and are continuing to demonstrate in other areas across London.”Chief Supt Wingrove said the force expected demonstrations to continue “throughout the coming weeks”.Following disruption in the heart of the capital yesterday, groups lingered on Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square into the early hours of Tuesday, as the disruption continued into its second day.Five of those arrested, three men and two women, were held on suspicion of criminal damage after protesters vandalised Shell’s headquarters on Monday. Police officers imposed an order allowing activists to protest only within Marble Arch Activists have been forcibly removed from Waterloo Bridge Activists set up tents at Marble Arch as part of ongoing climate change protestsCredit:Hannah McKay/Reuters Police have revealed more than 100 people were arrested on Waterloo Bridge last night and this morning as climate change protesters failed to abide an order allowing them to only congregate at Marble Arch.So far, 122 people have been held as part of the ongoing Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstrations, the majority of which were for breaching a public order offence and obstructing the highway. The XR group yesterday targeted Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, and Parliament Square in a series of road blockades, which it warned could last for weeks.Police chiefs said they decided to impose an order last night stating activists could demonstrate within the Marble Arch area following “serious disruption” to businesses and public transport.Chief superintendent Colin Wingrove, from the Metropolitan Police, said 55 bus routes had been closed as a result of the blockades, which has affected half a million people. Activists set up tents at Marble Arch as part of ongoing climate change protests The number of arrests surged overnight after police restricted the protesters to Marble Arch only The number of arrests surged overnight after police restricted the protesters to Marble Arch onlyCredit:Anadolu Agency He said: “We need to ensure we are striking the right balance between allowing the right to a peaceful protest, while ensuring disruption to communities is kept to a minimum.“We are mindful of the impact the demonstrations are having on the local communities and are working hard with partners including TfL to keep London moving and open for businesses and visitors alike.“At this time, ongoing demonstrations are causing serious disruptions to public transport, local businesses and Londoners who wish to go about their daily business. “As such a 24hour condition was imposed at 6:55pm last night which stipulated that protestors should continue any demonstrations within the Marble Arch area only.“In order to impose this condition, the Met required evidence that serious disruption was being caused to communities in London. We so far have 55 bus routes closed and 500,000 people affected as a result. “Based on the information and intelligence available at the time, we are satisfied that this threshold has been met and this course of action is necessary in order to prevent ongoing serious disruptions to communities.  Police officers imposed an order allowing activists to protest only within Marble ArchCredit:DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP 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. read more

Nuno insists Wolves still have to work harder against Newcastle

first_imgWolves coach Nuno Espirito declares side will still have to work harder against Newcastle despite amazing comeback against Chelsea.He adds that the Chelsea thrill last Wednesday where they scored two goals to defeat The Blues will count for nothing when they travel to Newcastle on Super Sunday.“We were doing things pretty well against Chelsea, we were well organized,” head coach Nuno told Sky Sports.“Suddenly there was a deflection and we went behind against a big team.”We start from zero: Nuno Espirito Santo Manuel R. Medina – August 28, 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers coach Nuno Espirito Santo has told his team to forget its 3-2 first-leg victory over Torino in the UEFA Europa League.“The team felt it, but the reaction was very, very good. If you say this is character, I would agree.”“This is the building of a team that wants to compete against any opponent and has to be ready for all circumstances in the game.”“We still have a long way to go but the way we reacted was very good. We have to be brave and believe that until the final whistle goes there is a moment to compete.”last_img read more

Former South Florida teacher charged with DUI

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Dashcam video released shows a former South Florida teacher driving drunk with a child in the backseat.Cameras captured 43-year-old Saryna Parker as she stumbled while performing sobriety tests in Southwest Miami-Dade, in March.According to the arrest report, she told the trooper she wanted to kiss him.Parker allegedly kicked the trooper in the groin after being placed in a patrol car.She was charged with DUI, child abuse and battery on a law enforcement officer.The 43-year-old was fired from her job at South Dade Middle School.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more