Jeremy Lin of the Brooklyn Nets looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers during their Pre Season game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 11, 2017 in Uniondale, New York. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPBrooklyn guard Jeremy Lin suffered what looked like a serious right leg injury that had him saying “I’m done!” in the Nets’ first game of the season.Just a day after Boston forward Gordon Hayward sustained a gruesome ankle fracture on an alley-oop play, Lin also went down awkwardly after driving to the basket with 4:53 left in Indiana’s 140-131 win.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brownlee: We have to slow Durham down MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City READ: Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ seasonLin, who scored 18 in the loss, is coming off an injury-riddled 2016-2017 NBA season where he dealt with a recurring hamstring injury.According to a report on ESPN, Lin will undergo knee evaluation in New York.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Revamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down NetsWhile at the baseline, Lin held on to his knee and needed a few seconds to process what happened before yelling “I’m done, I’m done” to his coaches and bursting into tears in a heartbreaking sight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe was helped off the court but limped to the dugout alone.Jeremy Lin heads to the locker room after appearing to suffer a leg injury in the Nets’ season opener pic.twitter.com/U0BoqlFfJR— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 19, 2017“Gods ALWAYS faithful and in control,” said Lin, who is the first American of Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA, in a tweet after the game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES
SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ For the likes of Eriksson, in charge of the Philippines, or Lippi and China, success is not necessarily about winning the trophy. Eriksson, appointed in October, would simply like to survive the group stage in the country’s first appearance in the competition.“I think at this Asian Cup, with this generation of players, the Philippines have the chance to show that football is good in the Philippines and qualifying for the Asian Cup will help,” said Eriksson, who took England to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 2002 and 2006.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“If we can go through that will mean a lot for the country.”For Lippi, coming to the end of an disappointing two-year spell in charge of China, success would be any sign that the country, still to win the Asian Cup, had made progress. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, Philippines national football team’s new head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson attends a press conference in metropolitan Manila, Philippines. Two decades ago, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Marcello Lippi coached against each other in the Italian league. The famous tacticians are just two of a number of high-profile international coaches preparing for the 2019 Asian Cup that kicks off in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Sven-Goran Eriksson and Marcello Lippi coached against each other in the Italian league more than 20 years ago. The famous tacticians are just two of a number of high-profile international coaches preparing for the 2019 Asian Cup that begins in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.The tournament, expanded from 16 teams in 2015 to 24 teams in the United Arab Emirates, is the biggest ever. It remains to be seen if the competition, with venues also in Dubai, Sharjah and Al Ain, is the best.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CONFLICTBoth Yemen and Syria have a chance to make some international headlines that do not involve the ongoing conflict taking place at home. Soccer continues to survive and Syria especially has ambitions of progressing to the last eight and perhaps beyond.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James Harden still unstoppable, rallies Rockets past Warriors in OT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Australia, South Korea and Japan are also expected to be in the running for the final that takes places on Feb. 1 in Abu Dhabi.Australia is defending champion after winning the 2015 edition at home although the Socceroos will be without European-based stars such as Mathew Leckie and Aaron Mooy. South Korea, led by former Portugal boss Paulo Bento, also has injury issues but possesses the biggest name in Asian soccer in Son Heung-min.The in-form Tottenham Hotspur attacker will miss the first two group games and arrive in time to take on China on Jan. 16, although he has apologized to the club for leaving mid-season.“I feel sorry for my teammates, the fans and the coaching staff,” Son said. “It’s difficult. Sometimes you think it’s a bit sad, but it is also important for my country. I hope I can keep my form for the national team and when I come back here again as well.”Japan, one of the few countries with a domestic coach in Hajime Moriyasu, was Asia’s most successful team at the 2018 World Cup and is also considered to be a front-runner.Some talking points:EXPANSIONIncreasing the number of participants from 16 to 24 has opened the door for new teams such as Kyrgyzstan, the Philippines and Yemen. It also means that only eight teams will be eliminated in the group stage with 16 progressing to the second round.POLITICSNever far from the surface in Asian soccer. United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar in 2016. Saudi Arabia and Qatar, 2022 World Cup host, meet in the group stage and while clubs from the countries have met in the Asian Champions League, tensions are likely. There is also a chance of South and North Korea, technically still at war, meeting in the knockout stage. As it stands however, the team enters the tournament with just one win in its last seven games, a run that includes disappointing draws against Palestine, India and Bahrain.“The players have performed well in the training camp we had,” Lippi, expected to retire after the tournament ends, said.Host UAE has another high-profile Italian coach with performances under Alberto Zaccheroni disappointing. Zaccheroni took AC Milan to the 1999 Serie A title but in 11 games in 2018, the UAE, 1996 finalists, scored just seven goals.Regional rival Saudi Arabia has been in better form under Argentine coach Juan Antonio Pizzi, who led Chile to the 2016 Copa America title. Compatriot Hector Cuper has been appointed by Uzbekistan.Former Real Madrid and Portugal boss Carlos Queiroz has genuine hopes of winning with Iran, Asia’s top-ranked team according to FIFA. Queiroz has been in charge since 2011 and is the longest-serving coach in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES
New Delhi, May 18 (PTI) A Parliamentary panel has made a strong pitch for discussing even sub judice matters in the House except cases of individual culpability and also favoured delaying real time live telecast of proceedings by few minutes to check telecast of any unparliamentary language.The General Purposes Committee of Rajya Sabha headed by Chairman Hamid Ansari at its meeting deliberated on issues like discussing sub judice matters in the House, wearing of national flag in the form of lapel pin or badge in the House by members and rules relating to expunction of words from House proceedings in the light of their live telecast.Speaking on the issue of sub judice matters, Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who is Leader of Rajya Sabha, stated that there “cannot be a blanket ban” on disucssing such matters.Jaitley, who has in the last few days repeatedly flagged the issue of judicial over-reach, is learnt to have said at the panel meeting that there are issues, which are before the courts for years together and that does not prevent the Parliament from discussing them.According to sources today, he emphasized that the issues, which are in public domain, though pending in the Courts, can be discussed but at the same time, the issues involving individual culpability may not be allowed to be discussed in the House as it may affect the ongoing trial of the individual.One of the members, however, suggested that the considered opinion of the Ministry of Law and Justice may be obtained in this matter before coming to any conclusion.advertisementSome members rued that while there is a self-imposed restriction on discussing the sub judice matters in the House, “the same are discussed at will by the electronic media”, the sources said.Sources said that most of the members were of the view that the Chair is the most appropriate authority to decide, which sub judice matter can be discussed in the House taking into account the individual culpability and where the larger public interest is involved. (MORE) PTI AMR GSN GSN
Remember when Deepika Padukone was clicked on a dinner date with Novak Djokovic in 2016? Their meeting was all over the news, after a British tabloid failed to recognise Deepika and referred to her as Novak’s “female companion”.On India Today India Tomorrow with Rajdeep Sardesai, the actress was asked what it was like to meet the former world No 1 tennis player and she said that it was “very exciting”.”I think it’s very exciting to meet people who are champions and are so talented at what they do. I have learnt so much,” she said.Deepika, who has also met Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the last few years, said that she picked up quite a lot from them. “There’s so much similarity, as far as sport is concerned. I think I have been that person who takes a lot from sport and uses it in everyday life,” she said.Interestingly, Novak’s ex-girlfriend Lidija Popovic aka DJ Lady Lee had suggested in an interview last year that he would be happier in a relationship with Deepika, which sent the tabloids into a frenzy.However, Deepika and Novak are just friends. In fact, she is also friends with his wife, Jelena Ristic, and the two were clicked together at Wimbledon 2015 finals.ALSO READ: Will Novak Djokovic be happier with Deepika Padukone than wife Jelena? His ex claims so!WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE
Manchester City have been referred to an independent judicial chamber following an investigation into alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, European soccer’s governing body UEFA said on Thursday.UEFA had opened an investigation into City over potential breaches of its break-even rule in March after German publication Der Spiegel reported the club’s Abu Dhabi owners inflated sponsorship agreements to comply with FFP requirements.”The Club Financial Control Body chief investigator (Yves Leterme)… has decided to refer Manchester City FC to the CFCB adjudicatory chamber following the conclusion of his investigation,” UEFA said in a statement.City released a statement soon after saying the Premier League champions were “disappointed, but regrettably not surprised, by the sudden announcement of the referral.”FFP rules are intended to prevent clubs receiving unlimited amounts of money through inflated sponsorship deals with organisations related to the owners and clubs who have breached the rules can be barred from European competition.”Manchester City is entirely confident of a positive outcome when the matter is considered by an independent judicial body,” City added.”The accusation of financial irregularities remains entirely false and the CFCB IC referral ignores a comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence provided by Manchester City to the Chamber.”The decision contains mistakes, misinterpretations and confusions fundamentally borne out of a basic lack of due process and there remain significant unresolved matters raised by Manchester City as part of what the club has found to be a wholly unsatisfactory, curtailed, and hostile process.”City, who won the Premier League title on Sunday, are seeking an unprecedented domestic treble when they face Watford in the FA Cup final on Saturday.advertisementAlso Read | King’s Cup: Igor Stimac names 37 probables for preparatory campAlso Read | Losing Champions League would be painful for a long time: Tottenham forward SonAlso See:
SIOUX CITY POLICE NEEDED LESS THAN 12 HOURS TO ARREST THE SUSPECT WANTED IN AN EARLY MORNING ARMED ROBBERY OF A TAXI CAB.32-YEAR-OLD PHILLIP E. WHITE WAS ARRESTED BY POLICE AT 1:20 FRIDAY AFTERNOONWHITE ALLEGEDLY PULLED A GUN AND TOOK CASH FROM A CAB DRIVER IN THE 3200 BLOCK OF 4TH AVENUE PLACE AROUND 3:45 THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING.THE DRIVER WAS NOT INJURED IN THE INCIDENT.WHITE IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE ROBBERY AND POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE.HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL.Updated 5:50 pm 1/12/18SIOUX CITY POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A MAN INVOLVED IN AN EARLY MORNING TAXI CAB ARMED ROBBERY.POLICE RESPONDED TO THE 3200 BLOCK OF 4TH AVENUE AROUND 3:45 THIS MORNING.OFFICERS FOUND A TAXI CAB DRIVER WHO SAID HE WAS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT.THE DRIVER IS NOT BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN INJURED IN THE INCIDENT. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.
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APTN National NewsHighly technical and dry testimony has dominated the Cohen inquiry.That’s the investigation into the decline of salmon in British Columbia.For two weeks things did heat up as salmon farming was placed in the spotlight.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has this story.
TORONTO – A strong rally in the price of oil helped Canada’s main stock index stay out of the red Tuesday, as Wall Street indices hit another all-time high.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 1.59 points to 16,319.24, with rising energy stocks offsetting losses in the materials sector.The February crude contract surged US$1.23 to US$62.96 per barrel.“There’s been better price action within a lot of commodities, particularly within the energy complex,” said Sid Mokhtari, executive director at CIBC Capital Markets.“It may appear to be overbought but the sentiment behind it continues to improve and help the energy sector in Canada and the U.S. And that’s something that had been lagging in the past.”South of the border, the U.S. stock market is marking its longest New Year’s winning streak in eight years.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average advanced 102.80 points to 25,385.80. The S&P 500 index added 3.58 points to 2,751.29 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 6.19 points to 7,163.58.On the Canadian corporate front, shares of Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY) were up 53 cents, or 0.51 per cent, to $104.84 Tuesday amid comments by RBC CEO Dave McKay that Canadian banks are expecting some short-term pain from U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul but a significant lift on future earnings. McKay said RBC expects a writedown of US$150 million, plus or minus 10 or 15 per cent, in the bank’s first quarter but is expecting an annual tax-positive benefit of US$150 million to US$200 million going forward.Meanwhile, Restaurant Brands International Inc.’s stock (TSX:QSR) was down 38 cents, or 0.49 per cent, to $77.95 as a social media movement encouraged people to join “No Timmies Tuesday” and instead visit independent coffee shops. Many people are denouncing the coffee-and-doughnut chain and participating in a boycott until some Ontario franchisees and their corporate parent, RBI, come up with a different solution to offset the province’s minimum wage hike than clawing back employee benefits.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 80.30 cents US, down 0.20 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the February natural gas contract was up nine cents to US$2.92 per mmBTU. The February gold contract fell US$6.70 to US$1,313.70 an ounce and the March copper contract was down a cent at US$3.22 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.
NAIROBI – The South African Muslim Network (SAMNET) says joins all South Africans in mourning over the death of Nelson Mandela, an icon in South Africa and across the globe in a press release on Friday.On behalf of South African Muslims SAMNET extended condolences to Mandela’s family, the African National Congress and South Africans at large.Mandela, known by his clan name as Madiba by locals, left a legacy second to none in the annals of South African history and although his unshakeable passion to eradicate injustice brought him and his family much strife and suffering, he remained steadfast in championing in the cause of the poor, powerless and down-trodden, said SAMNET Chairperson Dr. Faisal Suliman in a statement. “To him justice and equality were indivisible and had to be relentlessly pursued irrespective of race, colour or creed and without fear or favour. Remarkably, he never deviated from the consistent, principled response to injustice and inhumanity throughout his life even when it was politically “incorrect”” read the statement.Dr. Faisal said the best tribute paid to Madiba would be to emulate many of the principles he stood for, to speak truth to power and to continue to build on his legacy of non- racism and equality for all.
“We will work very closely together for our common efforts to address global warming issues,” Mr. Ban told reporters in Lausanne, Switzerland, following his meeting with IOC President Jacques Rogge.The Secretary-General and Mr. Rogge also conferred on the potential positive impact of this summer’s Beijing Olympics.The upcoming Games will create “a very important momentum” to spur discussions on peace, as well as climate change, a top priority for Mr. Ban.He expressed his appreciation for the IOC’s commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight targets to eliminate poverty and other ills by 2015, especially in regards to the environment.The Secretary-General also lauded Mr. Rogge for being recognized as 2007 Champion of the Earth by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).“Through sports we can promote peace and dialogue and reconciliation,” Mr. Ban noted.Tomorrow, Mr. Ban is scheduled to address a memorial service in honour of the 17 UN staff members who lost their lives in last month’s terrorist bombing in Algiers, Algeria.After attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, he will depart for another leg of his trip which will take him to Slovenia, Slovakia, Rwanda and Ethiopia. 22 January 2008United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today agreed on expanding their cooperation, especially in tackling climate change.
OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney says the controversial temporary foreign workers program should not be used to drive wages down or to fill lower-skilled jobs.Speaking to the Commons finance committee for the last time before his departure for London in June, Carney said the intent of the program is that it be used primarily to fill needs for high-skilled jobs temporarily, until businesses can train Canadians to take over.[np_storybar title=”Bank of Canada’s Mark Carney keeps rate hike on the table” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/04/23/mark-carney-bank-of-canada/”%5D The Bank of Canada’s key interest rate of 1% is likely appropriate “for a period of time” after which borrowing costs will probably increase, outgoing Governor Mark Carney reiterated in front of a Canadian parliamentary committee Tuesday.Continue reading. [/np_storybar]In a two-hour appearance Tuesday, Carney used the occasion to touch on a number of politically sensitive subjects, including the government’s move to increase tariffs on imports from 72 countries, the labour market, the Canada-U.S. price gap, and the contentious foreign workers program.The latter issue became a hot potato for the government after news broke that an outsourcing company doing work for the Royal Bank had brought in foreign workers to do work that had been done by about 45 Canadians at the bank. RBC chief executive Gordon Nixon later apologized and the government pledged to reform the program to ensure foreigners are not brought into the country for jobs already held by Canadians.The challenge of a skills shortage is not unique to Canada, Carney said, but the solution is training not bringing in temporary foreign workers. Contrary to some views, he added, Canada’s labour market is among the most flexible in terms of mobility among industrialized countries.“There are some signs of skills miss-matches (but) we do believe employers play an important role to ensure life-long skills development is a part of the nature of business in Canada,” he told the MPs.He added that the program should concentrate on shortages of high-skilled workers, and not on service jobs and other lower-wage categories that critics say are now being filled by foreign imports. The solution to that, said Carney, is for employers to pay higher wages and improve productivity.“One doesn’t want an over-reliance on temporary foreign workers for lower-skilled jobs, which prevent the wage adjustment mechanism for … making sure Canadians are paid higher wages, but also that the firms improve their productivity,” he explained.Carney said he believes the current Conservative government review is intended to address those objectives.In other testimony, the central banker said it is quite likely that interest rates will remain at current historically low levels for some time.He said the bank policy-making team considers three factors in its decisions about interest rates — unused capacity in the economy, inflation pressures, and household debt and finances — and all currently point to the trendsetting policy rate remaining at the current one per cent.Throughout the hearing, committee members from different stripes attempted to draw in the governor into supporting their ideological views, and with some success. Carney noted on one occasion that his only advice to his successor might be not to answer a “loaded” question.On one issue — the budget decision to lift preferential tariff treatment on 72 countries, including China — Carney conceded to the opposition MPs that in general terms, one objective for such a policy is to increase government revenues. Ottawa has estimated the higher tariffs on more than 1,000 consumer goods will bring in $350-million a year.But he also sided with government members that another policy objective could be to help Canadian manufacturers compete with imports.The question, posed by NDP MPs, was intended to solicit the response that the higher duties would exacerbate the price differential between U.S. and Canada.But Carney said according to the bank’s own research, that gap has actually closed from the high teens to about eight per cent in the past two years, in part due to higher competition in Canada’s retail sector and also to the fact retailers needed to lower prices to discourage cross-border shoppers. Carney said he believes there may always be a price gap between the two countries due to economies of scale the bigger and more concentrated U.S. market allows and by the fact Canadian retailers have lower productivity and employ more workers on average than their American counterparts.The meeting had its lighter moments. Senior deputy governor Tiff Macklem, the prohibitive favourite to replace Carney, was asked directly if he was interested in the job.“If asked I will serve,” he said to smiles from the MPs, but would not elaborate further.The meeting ended with committee chairman James Rajotte handing Carney a parting gift of what appeared to be a poster from his favourite team — the Edmonton Oilers — to take to London with him.The Canadian Press
Behrooz Sadry, along with Sierra Leonean officials, presided over the hand-over of the offices and residence of the highest-ranking district official – the Senior District Officer (SDO) – in Makeni Province, the former headquarters of the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF).In his address, Mr. Sadry said process of the restoration of civil authority, which started with the deployment of the Sierra Leone Police and the return of paramount chiefs, culminated in the return of key provincial and district officials, including SDOs, throughout the country.Along with the restoration of state authority comes “state responsibilities which the government is committed to uphold,” Mr. Sadry said, urging the population to exercise patience to enable the government and other stakeholders to meet their responsibilities to consolidate peace-building efforts after the decade-long war.He also pointed out that judicial coverage throughout the country was a critical area that needed immediate attention in the restoration of state authority. “UNAMSIL will commence work to rehabilitate, refurbish and provide furniture for the Magistrate’s court buildings in Makeni, Magburaka and Kabala,” he said.For his part, Sidique Brima, the Sierra Leone Minister of Local Government and Community Development, said the inauguration of the buildings was remarkable and symbolic. In a reference to the past, he said, “We must prevent a recurrence of the carnage and learn to love one another and maintain fairness and social justice amongst all citizens.”
The Met is urging people to remain calm, be alert and vigilant.Have the buses been affected?All buses are being diverted away from Westminster, TfL said, with bus tickets accepted on London Underground services. 1/3 We can confirm that the London Eye is temporarily holding our guests on board following the incident on Westminster Bridge— The London Eye (@TheLondonEye) March 22, 2017 There is no other interconnecting line at the station and all other London Underground lines are running subject to usual disruptions. A suspected terror attack in Westminster today is causing travel disruption in central London and could impact the commute home of thousands of workers.Are trains disrupted?Westminster Station is closed “due to a police investigation”, the District Line said on Twitter. “Trains are running but not stopping at Westminster.” Buses in Central London are diverted with delays due to a Police incident at Westminster Bridge. Bus tickets are accepted on LU services.— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) March 22, 2017 Due to a police incident, the Abbey will be closed for visiting for the rest of today.— Westminster Abbey (@wabbey) March 22, 2017 What about the roads?The Met is urging people to avoid Westminster and the Houses of Parliament, where the attack took place. Westminster Station is closed due to a Police investigation— District line (@districtline) March 22, 2017 Road closures in place so emergency services can deal with incident in #Westminster – visit our website for info https://t.co/AaDPTyx3f5— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 22, 2017 “Avoid Parliament Sq, Whitehall, Westminster and Lambeth Bridge, Victoria Street up to junction with Broadway & Victoria Embankment/tube,” the force said. Embankment tube station is open. Transport for London (Tfl) said that all approaches towards Parliament were closed and that there was heavy traffic in the area. What about river services?The Port of London Authority says the river is shut between Vauxhall Bridge and the Embankment.Are any attractions impacted?The London Eye, not far from the Houses of Parliament across the Thames, held guests in the attraction for a short while as the initial police operation took place. The Met said it was deploying additional police officers across the capital this afternoon. For the latest information, see the Met’s website or follow @MetPoliceUK on Twitter. Westminster Abbey has closed and will remain so for the rest of the day. Waterloo, the nearest major station, as well as Victoria and London Bridge, are operating as usual. All approaches are CLOSED twds Parliament Sq, due to a police incident. @metpoliceuk @Ldn_Ambulance on scene. Traffic is heavy in the area.— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) March 22, 2017
Hundreds of Wilfred Owen fans have gathered in darkness in the early hours of Sunday morning at Forrester’s House, where the war poet spent his final nights, to retrace his last steps and to hear his bugle played publicly for the first time since his death a century ago. The onlookers have descended… With their cold breath visible in the light of head torches and frost crackling underfoot, the crowd watches reverently as musician Thoren Ferguson starts the day’s events with a rendition of ‘Flowers in the Wood’ on the Wilfred Owen violin, an instrument fashioned from the branch of a Sycamore tree in the grounds of the Craiglockhart military hospital, where Owen met fellow poet Siegfried Sassoon.
Slovenian NT head-coach Veselin Vujovic announced the squad-list for the upcoming Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland. The 55 years-old legendary player, currently on dual job in PPD Zagreb and Slovenia, will have 21 players at the start of the preparations. Experienced goalie Primož Prošt (FA Goppingen) has to miss next big event due injury, while the most interesting decision has been taken about playmakers who will represent Slovenia in Poland.THW Kiel’s wish, member of SC Magdeburg, Marko Bezjak, is out of “TOP 3”. Uroš Zorman, Dean Bombač and Miha Zarabec are in the squad instead of him…Slovenia will play in Group C alongside Germany, Sweden and Spain.ROSTER:GOALKEEPERS: Klemen Ferlin, Gorazd Škof, Matevž SkokLEFT WINGS: Darko Cingesar, Simon Razgor, Luka ŽvižejLEFT BACKS: Klemen Cehte, Borut Mačkovšek, Sebastian Skube,PLAYMAKERS: Dean Bombač, Miha Zarabec, Uroš ZormanRIGHT BACKS: Jure Dolenec, Vid Kavtičnik, David Miklavčič,RIGHT WINGS: Dragan Gajić, Gašper MargučLINE-PLAYERS: Blaž Blagotinšek, Matej Gaber, Vid Poteko, Miha Žvižej ← Previous Story QATAR: El Jaish beat Lekhwiya in derby! Next Story → Meshkov Brest want Siarhei Rutenka EURO 2016Slovenia
If you don’t like insects, and ants in particular, the video above is going to do nothing to enhance your day. But what it does show is quite incredible. When in water, fire ants band together and create a water-tight floating raft capable of holding a large amount of weight without breaking.On the one hand this is nature at its coolest with the ants clearly evolving to automatically carry out this survival behavior when necessary. On the other, it’s behavior that could lead to the development of better waterproof materials.Scientists have been studying these ants for years, but until now have never looked into this raft system they form with their own bodies. A single ant doesn’t do very well in water, but when a group are dropped into liquid they create a raft that no water can break through. Better yet, none of the ants get wet even on the lowest level of the raft.The trick to this is the use of air molecules trapped in the hairy, rough exterior of each ant. The air gives buoyancy and a barrier from getting wet. When lots of ants hold on to each other using their mandibles, its as if they are floating above the water on this layer of air. In fact, the researchers found they hold together like adhesive with a force 400x their own body weight.Such a technique for staying dry is known as the Cassie-Baxter law of wetting. It states that as a surface gets rougher it’s harder for water to maintain contact. In this case the ants not only manage to float, they strengthen their grip on each other when pushed underwater and manage to keep the raft intact. You will also notice in the video that the raft remains flexible.Research into these ant rafts has been carried out by researchers Nathan Mlot, Craig Tovey, and David Hu at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It is hoped that the technique used by fire ants can be applied to groups of robots working together as well as in the development of new waterproof materials (fire ant jackets, anyone?).Read more at The Washington Post and Georgia Tech, paper available at PNAS
Stay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Game of Thrones Season 8 is only two weeks away, and to get fans ready for an epic showdown between Winterfell and the Night King’s army, HBO just released new teasers that reveal key alliances, major reunions, and the chilling aftermath of the final battle.On Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2, HBO posted new Game of Thrones Season 8 footage on the show’s YouTube channel. Below, we briefly summarize important details of each teaser, including dialogue, objects, and scenery to keep on your radar. The final season of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 14 on HBO.“We need to end this war,” Jon Snow said in the Game of Thrones Season 8: Survival promo teaser.At this point, Westeros must put aside their previous allies, enemies, and non-siding activity to fight off the Night King and his undead army. There are shots of armies traveling in boats, flying dragons, and of course, a clip of a fiery fight. Plus, we see Jon and Arya Stark briefly reunite.“This goes beyond loyalty,” Jaime Lannister added. “This is about survival.”Who will join the fight against the White Walkers? In the Game of Thrones Season 8: Together promo teaser, unity acts as a battle strategy for those at Winterfell, as they prepare for war with the Night King’s army.“We must fight together now,” Tyrion Lannister explains in the teaser. “Or die.”Cue shots of more troops marching off in the distance, Sansa Stark spotting Daenerys Targaryen’s fire-breathing creatures for the first time, and Daenerys and Jon standing near a fire, maybe after an intense conversation.This might be the most chilling sneak peek of Game of Thrones’ final season: In this official teaser, which is dubbed Aftermath, the chilling remains of Winterfell (and maybe Westeros) are shown after the White Walker showdown. There are no people or creatures, just objects, snow, and a howling wind in the distance.You might notice the objects featured in this trailer, including what appears to be a hand, a broken wheelchair, and a blood-coated sword. We won’t give away any more details here…The first episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 airs on April 14 on HBO.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Trailer Is a Chilling Final Fight for the Living‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Reveal the Night King’s Dark Motives‘Game of Thrones’ New Season 8 Art Shows Mysterious Iron Throne
Online food delivery service Uber Eats is testing a feature that lets users order a meal online and eat it at a restaurant.Stop getting hangry waiting for a table on a busy Saturday night: Simply show up, sit down, and dig in.An Uber spokesperson confirmed to culinary news site Eater that the “Dine-in” option launched in select cities in November; it is currently being piloted in Dallas, Austin, Tucson, and San Diego.Presented alongside the usual “Delivery” and “Pickup” preferences, “Dine-in” invites folks to go to the restaurant to collect their order, and, if there’s space, stay and eat.Once called “Uber Eats’ wet dream” by a company driver (because it cuts out the middleman chauffeur), the new feature does not charge customers for having food orders placed, picked up, and driven/cycled/walked to their door.A new option lets you order food ahead of time, go to the restaurant, then sit down inside to eat (via Uber Eats/TechCrunch)Instead, it’s the restaurant that incurs extra charges, which “differ by market and restaurant,” Uber told Eater, “but is typically lower than the fee they pay for delivery.”Customers can also tip food service employees through the app, if the partner restaurant opts in.Folks in the pilot cities can take advantage of the new service as easily as selecting “Dine-in” mode: Whether you want your meal “ASAP” or at a specific time, the app sorts available options by prep time, restaurant distance, price, and rating.Uber Eats will notify you when the restaurant accepts your order, and the estimated time until it is ready.“We want to enable restaurants to focus on what they’re best at—making amazing food and providing top-notch service,” the firm said in a statement, published by Eater. “By allowing customers to order and pay in the app, we streamline the experience for both the customers and the restaurant.”There are currently no plans for a wider rollout.More on Geek.com:Uber Copter Flights Are Launching in NYC This MonthUber Now Deactivates Poorly Rated RidersNew Uber Initiative Boosts Rider Safety on College CampusesUber Reveals the Most Bizarre Items Forgotten by Riders Starbucks to Deliver Nationwide Via Uber EatsUber’s New Rideshare Tier Is the Height of Comfort Stay on target