Malaysian athlete at CWG site was ill with dengue

first_imgThe threat of dengue at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) is real. A Malaysian athlete who participated in a test event in Delhi contracted the disease, sparking serious concerns from Games authorities. Headlines Today has a copy of an email written by M. Jegathesan, chairman of the medical commission of the Commonwealth Games Federation, to CEO Mike Hooper. The email dated August 20 states: “We have just been informed by the national sports institute in Kuala Lumpur that one of the Malaysian athletes returning from the athletics test event in New Delhi from July 27 to 31 was admitted on her return to the hospital with high fever. She has been confirmed as a dengue patient and has been in hospital until August 13.” “This is to alert you all to the real issue of dengue at the Games and to reiterate the earlier comments I have made about the steps that need to be taken to minimise transmission at the (Games) Village and Games sites,” the email states. The alarming rise in dengue cases this season has led to widespread panic about the threat to CWG athletes and officials, especially after the incessant monsoon showers in Delhi. Poor drainage has caused pools of stagnant water around some stadia and raised fears.  More than 1,400 dengue cases have been reported in the city so far. But the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has its excuses. MCD official N.K. Yadav said dengue was affecting people across South-east Asia and not just Delhi.last_img read more

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Greek Team Competed with Monaco and Was Victorious (Video)

first_imgInitially, Michail Pervolarakis won Romain Arneodo (2-1) and then Stefanos Tsitsipas won Lucas Catarina (2-0) (1st set 6-2, 2nd set 6-1). Stefanos had an easy win in a match that lasted 52 minutes.On the other hand, although Pervolarakis started very strongly winning the 1st set with 6-1, he lost the 2nd set (6-7 (8)). Although, as Pervolarakis mentioned, the victory of the 2nd set would promote the self-confidence of Arneodo, he finally won the 3rd set with a score 6-4.As a consequence, Tsitsipas and Pervolarakis led the Greek team to the finals.At the end of the match Stefanos thanked the Greek team, the crowd and he said that he will keep the positive energy sent by people who like him e.g. he mentioned that Italians liked him. In this way, he contrasted the positive energy of his funs to the negative energy which comes from the media.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Xiaomi Poco F1 quick review: Crazy good hardware at a crazy price

first_imgXiaomi sub-brand Poco was seemingly clear about how its first phone Poco F1 would be since the very beginning. It would be a flagship phone like say the Samsung Galaxy S9 or the Apple iPhone X, with hardware and software to match its aspirations. But it would cost far less. If the strategy sounds familiar to you, well, you’re not the only one. No prizes for guessing that the Poco F1 has been designed to take on the OnePlus 6.Although Xiaomi and Poco were not able to tell me exactly why the new branch or subsidiary is called, well, Poco, the motivation behind it is clear. It would allow the sub-brand to do things, or rather experiment with things, that Xiaomi would not think of doing. Having said that, folks over at Poco were also quick to say that the Poco F1 is not a one-time experiment. There will be more Poco phones in the future, though not all of them will be flagship-class like the Poco F1, which means even though Poco is inspired by OnePlus, it wouldn’t exactly be OnePlus. It will do its own thing. Xiaomi Poco F1So, about the Poco F1. The phone that is launching in India today is an instant headline grabber.Picture this:– The Poco F1 is the most affordable phone in India to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.– It is the most affordable phone in India to come with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage– It is the most affordable phone in India to cram liquid cooling that you normally associate with more expensive gaming phones.advertisement– It is also the most affordable phone in India to ship with a Kevlar back.This is a quick walk-through of all the firsts that the Poco F1 brings to the Indian market and we’ve barely scratched the surface. The Poco F1 packs in so much more.Picture some more:– The Poco F1 comes with a 6.18-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a 1080×2246 pixels resolution. It has an iPhone X-style notch. But so does the OnePlus 6.– The Poco F1 will come in three versions: 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.– The dual-SIM Poco F1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.6 software with a customized Poco launcher. The biggest positive of this new launcher is that it gives users access to a Google Pixel-like app drawer, and also Poco says the phones like the Poco F1 have a chance of being updated faster than Xiaomi phones that run simply MIUI.– The Poco F1 comes with a dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 12MP sensor and f/1.9 aperture lens and another 5MP sensor for depth sensing. The dual camera system supports AI-powered features like scene recognition.– On the front, the Poco F1 sports with a 20MP camera with support for portrait selfies.– The Poco F1 uses a 4,000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. The phone charges via USB Type-C.– The phone has a fingerprint sensor, as well as supports IR-based face unlock which means that ideally it should work in dark. It does, and also it works in harsh light to an extent. But it can be a little inconsistent when conditions are not ideal. The fingerprint scanner is fast and accurate.– And oh, there’s a headphone jack. Xiaomi Poco F1Is Poco F1 a OnePlus 6 killer? It may seem so. But whether or not it will trump the OnePlus 6 in real-world usage is something that I will be able to tell you in my full review, after I have spent some more time with it. But I have spent a couple of days with the Poco F1 and based on my initial impressions of the device, I can say one thing: the Poco F1 has lots of potential.The Poco F1 has a gorgeous 1080p+ display that shows vibrant colours and has good viewing angles. It is bright enough to be used in harsh sunlight, although it can be a little reflective or glossy.Poco is marketing the Poco F1 chiefly on the grounds of speed. The Xiaomi sub-brand is in fact calling it the master of speed. While marketing jargon is marketing jargon, it’s safe to say that at least in my brief usage, I had absolutely no trouble with the Poco F1. Games work fine and without any lags on it and so do apps. PUBG at maxed out settings does make it hot, but the Poco F1 is also quick to cool down. If you’re someone who’s into benchmarks, here’s a quick look at how the numbers stack up for the Xiaomi Poco F1. In a word, they stack up well, but again benchmark scores don’t always tell the complete story.advertisement Xiaomi Poco F1 benchmark scoresThe Poco F1 also impresses with its battery. Most users with more generalized usage should be able to get one to one and a half days — even more in some cases — out of the Poco F1. The phone supports Quick Charge 3.0 and Poco will be bundling a fast charger in the box.The Poco F1 comes with dual cameras on the rear. The Poco F1 can auto identify scenes and make your greenery look greener, and the sky look bluer, so on and so forth. It works well churning out Instagram-ready photos often with over-saturated colours, much like any other phone out there with AI. Good thing about the Poco F1 is that it kind of maintains the overall sharpness in photos and also the details are well preserved in most cases. Tricky light photos can be a hit or miss. The same is true about portrait shots. More on this in our full review. Xiaomi Poco F1Clearly, the Xiaomi Poco F1 is all about the specs. The phone in fact checks every possible top-tier feature box and then some more. That’s not to say that it is perfect, but at its low price, chances are many wouldn’t even notice some of its compromises.The biggest compromise that those who like to nit-pick would likely call out for is the use of plastic in its construction. The Poco F1 isn’t carved out of glass or metal like many other flagship phones but it’s made entirely out of plastic. Xiaomi or rather Poco says there’s a reason behind it. All of a sudden there’s a barrage of all-glass (and metal) phones in the market but glass also makes these phones susceptible to wear and tear. This is something that sort of forces buyers into buying cases, but then that negates the whole purpose of owning such a pretty phone. The Poco F1 is seemingly designed to take on everyday wear and tear.IMAGE SAMPLESThe Poco F1 is also not exactly a looker if you take into account other affordable flagship phones like the Asus ZenFone 5Z or the OnePlus 6. The Poco F1 also features a notch up-top much like the aforementioned phones and you can also hide the notch much like it is in any of these phones. But unlike the Asus ZenFone 5Z or the OnePlus 6, the Poco F1 has chunkier bezels all around the screen which offsets the whole purpose of having a notch in the first place. Also, the Poco F1 ships with Gorilla Glass 3 protection which isn’t technically the latest and greatest from Corning.But then again the kind of feature set that the Poco F1 brings to the table, all at under Rs 30,000, is hard to ignore. The Poco F1 has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 20,999. This is for the base 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version. There’s also a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version that will sell for Rs 23,999, alongside a top-tier version with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage that will sell for Rs 28,999. All of these versions will be available in black, blue and red. Lastly, Poco also has a special armored edition of the Poco F1 that will ship with a Kevlar back, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The armored edition of the Poco F1 will sell for Rs 29,999. Watch this space for our full review of the Xiaomi Poco F1 in the days to come.advertisementALSO READ: Xiaomi Poco F1 launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, liquid cooling & 4,000mAh battery, price starts at Rs 20,999last_img read more

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Ohio State Fans Will Love What This 5-Star Commit Said Tonight

first_imgA general view of the Ohio State buckeyes football stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Ohio State Buckeyes take the field prior to the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)With the season officially over for Ohio State, it appears future players for the Buckeyes are already envisioning championships in their future at Columbus.The entire sports world is currently buzzing over the national title game, which includes five-star recruit Paris Johnson Jr.Johnson is listed as the best offensive tackles in the class of 2020 and the No. 6 recruit overall, per 247 Sports.Before he has his opportunity to play in huge games for the Buckeyes, Johnson is enjoying the showdown between Clemson and Alabama. In fact, the talented recruit has been tweeting about the matchup for the majority of the night.While players around the country enjoy watching two elite programs battle for the grandest prize in college football, the feeling of participating in the game must be even better.Well, it’s safe to say that Johnson has aspirations to play for the national championship at one point in his collegiate career.Out of all the tweets from the five-star recruit tonight, Ohio State fans should love this one:I’ll be playing for championships soon..?— Paris Johnson Jr. (@ParisJohnsonJr) January 8, 2019If Ryan Day can successfully takeover for the Buckeyes as the next head coach, then Johnson very well might play in the College Football Playoff.Nonetheless, Ohio State has to be fond of the optimistic attitude from its future players.last_img read more

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17 Hurt as New Zealand Ferry Hits Devonport Wharf

first_imgzoom Sixteen passengers and one crew member suffered injuries when a harbour ferry Kea, sailing from Auckland to Devonport, hit the wharf in the morning hours local time today.The hit crunched the vessel’s bow, knocking the 61 passengers and crew from their seats.A police spokeswoman said that the accident might have been caused by a mechanical malfunction.The ferry’s operator Fuller announced a full investigation to ascertain the cause of the incident.The injured passengers and the crew member were taken to local medical centres to be treated for suspected broken bones, contusions and concussions.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Sherbrooke Village Announces September Concert Schedule

first_imgSherbrooke Village announced its September concert line-up today,Sept. 1, as the schedule switches from Thursdays to weekendnights. The Courthouse Concerts will move to Friday nights beginning onSept. 3 with a country and gospel concert by Gary Jordan. OnSept. 10, George Brothers and Ol Blue make their annual stop atthe Courthouse as part of the Sherbrooke Show and Shinefestivities. The following weekend’s concert will take place on Saturday,Sept. 18, at St. James Presbyterian Church, in the heart of thehistoric village. The concert will mark the 200th anniversary ofthe founding of the congregation and the 150th anniversary of thebuilding of the church. The anniversary concert will featureCountry Generations, a 10-piece country and gospel group from theAnnapolis Valley. On Friday, Sept. 24, Roly Burton and Bob MacDonald will befeatured along with a number of special guests as the popularCeilidh at the Courthouse makes its monthly appearance. All Courthouse Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for most evensare $8 and are available at the door. Tickets for the St. JamesAnniversary Concert are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Fortickets or information call 1-888-743-7845. -30-last_img read more

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Centennial Pool Receives Boost From Province

first_imgCentennial Pool is getting an upgrade with a $1-million investment from the province. A consultant hired by the Halifax Regional Municipality estimated that $3 million is needed to prolong the life of the Centennial Pool. The province’s contribution, with additional funding from HRM, will provide residents with a high performance swimming facility for the next 15 to 20 years. Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection, made the announcement today, Aug. 6, in Halifax at the announcement from three levels of government for the new $40.5-million Mainland Common Centre project. “A revitalized Centennial Pool, together with the Mainland Common Centre, are excellent additions to the sport and recreation facilities currently in our province,” said Mr. Barnet. “Both initiatives will provide Nova Scotians with exceptional venues to help them be more active.” Renovations will include upgrades to the ventilation system, changing rooms and other upgrades to the pool facility.last_img read more

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Centre blamed for sorry state of tea industry

first_imgDarjeeling: The Consultative Committee of Plantation Association (CCPA- tea plantation owners’ association) has blamed the Centre for the sorry state of the tea industry in North Bengal and have demanded their immediate intervention for bailing out the industry.”If the state government would not have supported the industry many gardens would have closed down. We have approached the Tea Board with the problems faced by the owners a number of times but our pleas have fallen to deaf ears. Let alone bonus even disbursing wages is becoming difficult,” claimed Arijit Raha, Secretary General, Indian Tea Association. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter deliberations in Siliguri on Thursday the CCPA has requested interventions in different avenues including minimum benchmark price of small tea growers to be linked to cost of production and minimum quality standards, auction reforms for fair price discovery and application of social welfare schemes in tea sectors. “Allowing alternative use of land up to 20%of the Tea Grant Area to enable tea estates to opt for agro, industrial and commercial diversificationon a larger scale to augument income. Improvement of labour productivity and creation of a financial package for the tea industry providing working capital loans with interest subvention along with provision of a 2 year moratorium also feature in our demand list,” stated Raha.last_img read more

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Diksha Dagar creates history wins S African Womens Open

first_imgCapetown (South Africa): Diksha Dagar became only the second Indian woman golfer to win on Ladies European Tour after clinching the South African Open, eking out a one-shot victory with a bogey-free final round, here Saturday. Dagar, 18, was trailing by two shots, but pipped the much-experienced Lee Anne Pace with a three-under final round. Dagar follows Aditi Ashok, who in 2016 became the first Indian to win on the LET. Aditi added two more LET wins and now plays on the LPGA. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenDiksha also has ambitions of getting to the LPGA, which on current form looks a strong possibility. Dagar played at the Women’s Hero Indian Open as an amateur and made the cut. Her father, Narinder Dagar, who served in the Army, was on the bag for Diksha. Narinder helped her cope with the trauma of having hearing problems. She has been wearing hearing aids since the age of six. A left-hander, Diksha is well-known for brand of aggressive and fearless golf. Her brother, Yogesh, who is also deaf, also plays golf and has been playing in age-group events. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgeryDagar, who came in off a long flight from Australia, where was Tied-5th at the NSW Open last week, began the week with double bogeys in first three holes. She had one more bogey on the 12th hole and ended the first day with a 76 but scoring was tough on a windy day and she was still inside Top-20. Thereafter she played the next 42 holes without a blemish and finished at five-under 211, while Lee-Anne (72) ended at four-under 212. She rose to second by the end of the second day and finally won the title on the final day. Dagar trailed till late into the back nine. She started one behind and Lee-Anne pulled to two clear with a birdie on 11th but bogeyed the 13th to fall back to five-under. Dagar birdied 15th and 16th and that helped her catch up leader Lee-Anne at five-under. The South African dropped another shot on 17th and Dagar stayed steady and one ahead. As both parred the final hole the Indian won the title. Esther Henseleit (70) of South Africa and Michele Thompson (68) of Australia were tied for third at three-under 212, and Carly Booth (69) of England was fifth at 2-under 214. Dagar, who turned 18 last December, is a silver medallist at the 2017 Summer Deaflympics. She also had a stellar Amateur career during which she also represented India at the 2018 Asian Games and won the 2018 Singapore Amateur title. She also won a Pro event on the Indian domestic Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour, before turning pro at the start of this year.last_img read more

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Man With Disability Receives Summons to Complete Moroccan Conscript Form

Rabat – Although an official provision excludes him from needing to complete mandatory military service, Mahmoud Elmghaitri, a man suffering from a physical disability, was summoned to complete his census form to perform military service.Originally from Guelmim, a city in southern Morocco, Elmghaitri has been suffering from a disability his entire life. The law does not require Moroccans who financially support their families as well as persons with disabilities to fulfill the military service.Like others who qualify for an exemption, Elmghaitri will have to file for exemption by submitting an application within 20 days of completing the census form. He must submit the application to local administrative authorities who will transfer the request to the prefectural commissions which make exemption decisions. “Youth of Guelmim,” a popular Facebook page, posted photos of Elmghaitri and his contract, which has since been shared nearly 250 times.The post also received over 60 comments, many expressing confusion and outrage that Elmghaitri received a conscription notice.However, according to the process the Council of Ministers adopted for military conscription, after an individual fills out the census form, he should receive a receipt in an email informing him that he can file an application for temporary or definitive exemption.The Moroccan government has not released a comment on the situation. read more

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Not a single child untouched by recent Gaza conflict says UN rights

At the end of his first mission to the region, Makarim Wibisono, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, expressed alarm at the terrible cost paid by Palestinian civilians, especially children in Gaza, as a result of Israel’s military operation that lasted 50 days in the summer of this year.According to a press release on his findings, the latest round of violence from 7 July to 26 August 2014 has left 1,479 civilians, including 506 children dead. A staggering 11,231 Palestinian civilians, including 3,436 children were injured, many, now struggling with life-long disabilities. Tens of thousands of children live with the trauma of having witnessed the horrific killings of family members, friends, and neighbours before their own eyes. “This raises serious questions about possible violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law,” said Mr. Wibisono.“Israel’s claim of self-defense against an occupied population living under a blockade considered to be illegal under international law is untenable,” he said. “In a population where over half of the 1.8 million people are under 18, this is truly a tragedy, which will be felt for generations to come.” Not a single child in Gaza was spared from the impact of the conflict, said the Special Rapporteur. “Children now suffer from bedwetting, difficulties in sleeping, nightmares, a loss of appetite, and schools are seeing more aggressive behaviour in pupils,” he said.During his visit to the region, Mr. Wibisono met with Palestinian officials, civil society representatives, human rights defenders and victims, among others, in Amman, Cairo, and in Gaza via video and teleconference, as Israel did not grant access to the occupied Palestinian territory. In Amman, the expert also visited patients from Gaza receiving treatment at King Hussein hospital. Among them was Manar, a 14-year-old girl from Beit Hanoun, who lost both her legs, and suffered shrapnel wounds and internal injuries when an Israeli strike hit an UN school. Manar also lost her mother and three brothers in the same attack. Mr. Wibisono noted that voices from across the occupied Palestinian territory called in unison for three demands: the need for accountability, an end to the blockade, and an end to the occupation. He also reported that some 7,000 unexploded ordinances are still littered across the Gaza Strip, continuing to pose a serious threat to Gazans, including children.“In the 50 days of relentless bombing and shelling, 228 schools in Gaza were damaged, including 26 destroyed or damaged beyond repair. Eighty-seven schools are now operating double shifts,” the press release said.An estimated 60,000 civilians remain in 19 shelters across the Gaza and health professionals also reported a critical shortage of medicines and equipment, and doctors expressed frustration at the shortage of electricity, as mobile generators were overburdened beyond their capacity. The Special Rapporteur also raised serious concerns about the deteriorating situation of human rights in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, regarding the excessive use of force by Israeli security forces in the context of demonstrations and clashes in recent months. Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.Mr. Wibisono will report fully on his findings and recommendations to the 28th session of the Council in March 2015. read more

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Haitis security situation remains fragile UN representative

Ms. Keita was presenting the Secretary-General’s report, a review of the work of The UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), the Government, and the UN country team and external partners, as the country prepares for the transition withouta UN peacekeeping presence, scheduled to take place in October 2019.Ms. Keita told the Security Council that several challenges remain, and dedicated action must take place to ensure the transition is a success. These challenges, she said, include the violent protests that took place in July. These were sparked by a Government announcement of fuel price increases, and included widespread looting in the capital, Port-au-Prince, as well as in other cities.In that instance, MINUJUSTH assisted the Haitian National Police in protecting the civilian population, and the crisis was quickly overcome. But the outbreak of violence, the worst seen in Haiti for several years, demonstrates the current volatility of the security situation, she intimated.In addition, at a time when armed gangs continue to pose a threat, the number of police officers per 1,000 citizens has dropped to 1.32, and dedicated intervention is needed if the development plan of the Haitian National Police is fully implemented.Several targets have not been met: a national action plan for human rights has not been implemented, a Permanent Electoral Council has not been nominated, and women are not represented in key state institutions. Ms. Keita added that progress hinges on the adoption and promulgation of key rule of law legislation, including the criminal code, and that these problems must be addressed by a fully-functioning Government.MINUJUSTH, briefed Ms. Keita, has outlined a clear political strategy for the transition, working in close cooperation with international partners. Given the October deadline for the end of the UN’s peacekeeping role in Haiti, she stressed that the Mission, country team, Government and other partners, will need to “redouble their efforts” to make up for the time lost because of challenges that emerged from the July incidents, and expressed her hope that the Security Council will continue to provide strong support. read more

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Croydon tram derailment Driver arrested after seven killed and dozens injured

first_img12:43PMPhone number to call for anyone worried about friends or relatives Bodies on stretchers were seen being carried away from the scene on Wednesday Bodies on stretchers were seen being carried away from the scene on Wednesday A man who was on the tram when it overturned at around 6.04am said the vehicle seemed to speed up while the driver appeared to be asleep.Martin Harris, who was on his way to work, called his mother Jane after the crash to tell her a body was lying on top of him.He is now in hospital with neck, back and head injuries.Jane Harris said: “My son was on the tram I had spoke to him for a few seconds and he said that the tram driver was going really fast it looked like the driver had fallen asleep, the next thing he new the tram had derailed and gone over.”Mrs Harris had an anxious wait to find out where her son had been taken. She is going to to visit Martin later today and expects him to be kept in hospital for treatment.Mrs Harris added: “He was on the tram, the tram was going really fast, the tram went over, my son had a dead body on him.”He was taken to hospital with four broken ribs, damaged back and neck, and a bad head.”I phoned the hospital to see if he was there gave my number and they said someone would call me back in a hour, nobody did, so I called back again and got told that a police officer would call back to let me know if he was there.”My other son was waiting for about thee-and-a half hours just for them to say he was in hospital. “Martin has to stay in hospital for tests.” Passengers reported the tram had been speeding up before the bend, which has a limit of 12mph.Martin Bamford, 30, from Croydon, said: “Everyone just literally went flying.”He said people were screaming and there was “blood everywhere”, describing the scene as “like something out of a film”.Martin Harris, who was on his way to work, told his mother he had been left badly hurt, with a dead passenger lying on top of him. 12:10PMThe scene from above 1:47PMKind-hearted grandmother offers food and shelter 1:29PMFive confirmed dead 9:24AMPeople ‘carried away on stretchers’ Croydon North MP Steve Reed on Twitter:  The Rail Accident Investigation Branch said the tram derailed as it was negotiating a “sharp, left-hand curve” with a speed limit of 12 mph.A spokesman said: “Initial indications suggest that the tram was travelling at a significantly higher speed than is permitted.” The tram lying on it's side after it derailed near Sandilands tram station in Croydon The Salvation Army is also supporting emergency services at scene of the derailed train in CroydonA Salvation Army spokesperson, said: “The Salvation Army is supporting emergency services at the scene of a derailed tram in Croydon.”We are distributing hot drinks and food from two Salvation Army emergency response vehicles, as well as providing a listening ear and compassionate support.”Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.”Pat Rooke, 72, a nearby resident, said it was “pandemonium” as emergency services arrived on scene early on Wednesday morning.He said some trams tend to travel quickly around the corner where the carriages derailed.”They do come around that corner very fast sometimes, and it is quite a sharp bend,” he said. 3:39PMSadiq Khan meets emergency workers at scene of derailment 3:30PM’A full spectrum of injuries’ Grandmother Sharon Yerkess has been offering food and shelter to rescue workers at the crash site near her house.She said her daughter Leanne, 31, usually catches the tram which derailed in Croydon.Ms Yerkess, 53, whose house in Addiscombe Road backs on to the scene, said: “She said there had been an accident. Firefirefighters are currently dealing with an accident involving a tram atthe Sandilands tram stop Addiscombe Rd, Croydon. More to follow. pic.twitter.com/eOldKjajsu— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) November 9, 2016 11:49AMHospital swamped Pictures of the crash from aboveCredit: Jim Bennett Dr Nnenna Osuji, medical director of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, said there has been a “full spectrum” of injuries, from minor to major.Speaking outside Croydon University Hospital, she said 31 people were brought in an ambulance and seven more came on foot. Just in: British Transport Police have confirmed five people were killed in the tram derailment.A spokesman said: “We continue to work alongside our partners at the scene of a major incident in Croydon.”We were called at 6.13am this morning after a tram derailed near Sandilands tram stop.”At present, we can confirm five people have sadly died following this incident.”More than 50 others have been taken to hospital with injuries.” 11:08AMPolice confirm fatalities 3:02PM’My son had a dead body on him’ ACC Robin Smith is giving an update on the #Croydon tram derailment from the scene at the moment. pic.twitter.com/s3ws37PNxS— BTP (@BTP) November 9, 2016 Two buses have been parked on the Sandilands bridge to obstruct the view of the felled Croydon tram below pic.twitter.com/5w9OvahIt3— Tom Ough (@tomough) November 9, 2016 We can confirm an arrest has been made in connection with the #Croydon incident. More updates to follow.— BTP (@BTP) November 9, 2016 11:20AM’Too early to confirm numbers’ Tom Ough at the scene:The tram is in sight of the Sandilands bridge, up the line from the derailment.Earlier in the day, photographers had attempted to secure a shot of it by climbing a hillock on a garden overlooking the bridge.But two London buses have now been parked on the bridge to prevent further glimpses of the carnage.Portable loos have arrived for the police and fire crews who are likely to be here all day. The last known death of a tram passenger in an accident is believed to have been in 1959. Two passengers and the driver died after a tram collided with a lorry and caught fire in Glasgow.The death toll equals that of the 2004 Ufton Nervet rail crash in Berkshire, when a car deliberately parked on the tracks in a suicide attempt by the car driver. Seven people were also killed in the 2002 Potters Bar crash Hertfordshire, when an undetected fault on the line derailed the train, and send a carriage onto the platform.A spokesman for British Transport Police said a 42-year-old man from Beckenham had been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and is currently in police custody.Finn Brennan, of the train drivers’ union Aslef, said the incident was “truly dreadful”.He said: “Lives have been lost and there are many serious injuries. This is a tragedy for all those involved. For the women and men who set out this morning on their journey to work and suffered this awful accident and their families, the grief and pain must be terrible.”There will be a full investigation into the causes of this incident by the RAIB (Rail Accident Investigation Branch) and others. There should be no rush to judgment or to place blame until the facts are known.” Two people are still trapped after a tram derailed in south London.Scores of emergency services are at the scene in Croydon. Dozens of people are believed to be injured with some trappedCredit:Peter Macdiarmid/LNP Emergency services close to the location where a tram overturned in Croydon, south LondonCredit:Steve Parsons/PA Wire 1:18PMIncident ‘truly dreadful’ Heard a massive crash outside my window, now emergency services everywhere for the overturned tram, hope everyone is ok #croydon pic.twitter.com/gxQgnPygEJ— Hannah Collier (@HannahCollier1) November 9, 2016 London mayor Sadiq Khan arrived on Wednesday afternoon to meet emergency services at the scene of the accident.Joined by Gavin Barwell, MP for central Croydon, the mayor spoke briefly to crews involved with the rescue operation, before walking down the road towards the derailed tram. The death toll from the Croydon tram derailment might still rise, warned Sadiq Khan.”I can confirm that five people have died and we think that number may well increase,” said the mayor after visiting the scene.Fifty-one people have been taken to hospital, he confirmed, adding that several are in “a serious condition”.”We are now in the recovery stages of the operation,” said the mayor. “I want to pay tribute to the emergency services, particularly the fire brigade, British Transport Police and the London Ambulance Service.” The overturned tram appears to be on its side next to an underpass.There is a large police cordon in the area with scores of emergency vehicles on scene.Hannah Collier, who lives oppposite, said she earlier saw people being carried away on stretchers. 9:26AMUpdate: Three freed, two still trapped 🚧 SANDILANDS 🚧 Emergency Services are dealing with a serious incident at #Sandilands tram stop. Please avoid the area #Croydoncops pic.twitter.com/xp4RPNxXI5— Croydon MPS (@MPSCroydon) November 9, 2016 A tram overturned in Croydon, south LondonCredit:Steve Parsons/PA Wire The tram lying on it’s side after it derailed near Sandilands tram station in CroydonCredit:Peter Macdiarmid/LNP 11:04AMImages from the scene Aerial shots of the sceneCredit:Sky News/PA Wire Police at the sceneCredit:MPS 3:57PMDeath toll ‘may well increase’, says Khan “All patients are being cared for by our clinical teams,” a statement said. “We will share further updates in due course.” Besides the 31 patients taken to Croydon University Hospital, 20 were taken to St George’s Hospital.Four of those 20 are “seriously injured”, said a spokesperson for the hospital. 3:09PMSalvation Army supports emergency services  Today’s derailment is believed to be the first tram crash involving fatalities on board since 1959, when two women passengers and the driver died after a tram caught fire in Shettlestone Road, Glasgow, following a collision with a lorry.More form Tom Ough:As news is released of fatalities, the stricken tram remains far from public view as police enforce a boundary.The streets surrounding the track are quiet, with most residents having found their way to work despite the emergency services bedding in on Addiscombe Road, which skirts the line.Still on its side, the tram is lying in the drizzle in an open, brick-walled underpass that cuts through a suburb of smart detached and semi-detached houses. The Fire Brigade says it will be at the scene all day. The British Transport Police (BTP) has issued a phone number for use by friends and family of people who may have been hurt in the derailment:  Aerial shots of the scene Finn Brennan, of the train drivers’ union Aslef, said the incident was “truly dreadful”.He said: “Lives have been lost and there are many serious injuries. This is a tragedy for all those involved. For the women and men who set out this morning on their journey to work and suffered this awful accident and their families, the grief and pain must be terrible. Pictures of the crash from above The local hospital has warned members of the public with minor ailments to stay away after being swamped by the injured.A total of 31 injured were brought to Croydon University Hospital following the derailment.A spokesperson for Croydon Health Services NHS Trust said: “Our staff are currently caring for them so we would ask members of the public with more minor routine ailments to consider going to the local walk-in centre or their GP if possible.”We will share further updates in due course.” 2:55PMMayor of London en route to the scene 9:24AMMayor makes statement “She said she could hear a woman screaming and that it was heartbreaking.”I went outside and it was just horrific – you could hear screaming, that really hit me. It was horrible there was nothing I could do.”Ms Yerkess initially closed the windows to drown out the screaming and protect her two young grandsons. It then dawned on her that her daughter could have been on the tram.She said: “She would have got on any other day – lucky for her she was late.”She usually goes to Addiscombe to get a Red Bull before work but she didn’t today.”I just don’t know how I would have coped if she had been on it.”I actually cried – it really got to me. It was horrible to hear people and to know that people couldn’t get to them right away. I was thinking ‘God, what are they going through?”‘As rescue teams cordoned off the area, Ms Yerkess witnessed “crowds of people and flashing lights” at the scene.In a bid to help, she started making sandwiches for the rescue workers as well as offering the use of her toilet and hot water.She said: “All I have done is take out some sandwiches for them. It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s horrible.”I have said ‘Just knock on the door if you need toilets and hot water’.”The family, including her daughter and two grandsons, who were off school because their road was blocked off, plan to buy more supplies to feed the workers as the rescue operation continues. Police confirmed they were called to the scene at Sandilands tram stop in Croydon at around 6.10am Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “I am in contact with emergency services and TfL, who are working extremely hard to get the situation under control and treat those who have been injured. My thoughts are with all those involved in this incident.”We are asking people to please visit the TfL website, tfl.gov.uk, for the latest travel information.” Police confirmed they were called to the scene at Sandilands tram stop in Croydon at around 6.10amCredit:Steve Parsons/PA Wire Sadiq Khan is due to arrive at Addiscombe Road shortly.The Mayor of London will meet emergency service personnel at 3pm before making a statement.Several fire engines have left the street but it otherwise remains cordoned off to the public and full of police officers and vehicles and Transport for London workers. 4:53PMTrain was travelling at ‘significantly higher speed than is permitted’ Tom Ough is at the scene:The street adjoining the accident site – Addiscombe Road – remains cordoned off and filled with emergency services personal and vehicles.Police have been sent from as far afield as Westminster to bolster a presence that includes two vehicles from the Transport for London’s Emergency Response Unit and a van from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.The Sandilands tram stop, on the far side of the empty street, is populated by a single pacing policeman rather than its usual passengers.A few metres away from the stop, a two-car tram sits abandoned on the line. Emergency services close to the location where a tram overturned in Croydon, south London Dozens of people are believed to be injured with some trapped Jane Harris said: “My son was on the tram I had spoke to him for a few seconds and he said that the tram​ was going really fast. The next thing he new the tram had derailed and gone over.”Assistant chief constable, Robin Smith, of British Transport Police, said detectives where investigating whether the driver had been asleep “alongside a number of factors”.Initial findings of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) show that the tram came off the tracks as it was negotiating a “sharp, left-hand curve” with a speed limit of 12mph.An RAIB spokesman said: “Initial indications suggest that the tram was travelling at a significantly higher speed than is permitted.”The Wimbledon-bound tram was travelling from New Addington when it overturned at around 6.10am on Wednesday morning.Pat Rooke, 72, a nearby resident, described the scene in the wake of the incident as “pandemonium”.She said: “Even my husband was covered with blood,” she said.Ms Okesola said some people were trapped underneath the tram calling for help.”People were screaming. People were crying,” she said. Robin Smith assistant chief constable of BTP has just issued an update saying: “It is too early for us to confirm numbers but we are working hard to assess the ongoing incident and we are continuing to focus on recovery efforts.”He said: “A number of people have been taken to hospital with injuries and sadly it looks as though there has been some loss of life.”It is too early for us to confirm numbers but we are working hard to assess the ongoing incident and we are continuing to focus on recovery efforts.”Liam Lehane, from the London Ambulance Service, said a number of people were seriously injured.He said: “We have transported over 50 patients to a number of hospitals.”Most of those patients were walking wounded. But there are, however, a number of patients with serious injuries. We will continue to work on the scene with the other emergency services during the recovery operation.” 1:27PMStreet filled with emergency services She said there has been “professionalism and coordination” at the hospital, adding that she was “very proud” of the staff.”When you’re sitting speaking with relatives there’s a sombreness as well as the reality of another serious incident in Croydon and the fact that, for a number of families, lives will be very different as of today,” she said.Dr Osuji said “a number of patients” would have been brought to a major trauma centre.She said there are no children among the patients at Croydon University Hospital. 9:04AMMP tweets about ‘terrible morning’ This is just breaking now: There has been “some loss of life”, police have said.  This just in from our man at the scene Tom Ough:I’m over the tunnel now, but there’s a complete lockdown on 400m of road and we can’t even see the tram. That part of the track is walled off from the road.Seems like the tram skidded off the rails while taking a bend, but don’t have confirmation. A section of road almost half a kilometre long remains cordoned off next to the crash site.Another ambulance, with no siren, just arrived. Eight fire engines are present and a van filled with Tramline incident response workers was waved through at about 10.30am. Crowded rush-hour tram tips onto its side in south LondonPolice confirm five people killed and more than 50 injuredDeath toll could rise as sources say eight feared to have diedTram driver arrested as investigators probe cause of crashFirst tram crash involving fatalities on board since 1959Police are investigating whether a tram driver fell asleep at the wheel after at least seven people were killed and dozens hurt when his speeding vehicle derailed and overturned.The unnamed driver was on Wednesday night under arrest on suspicion of manslaughter following the first fatal tram crash in Britain for nearly 60 years.Accident investigators said the tram had been going at “significantly higher speed than is permitted”, when it tipped over on a sharp left-hand near the Sandilands stop in Croydon, south east London.The London mayor l warned the death toll could rise further, with some of the more than 50 injured believed to be in a critical condition. Several people were trapped for hours in the wreckage of the two derailed carriages. 10:59AMTram ‘skidded’ Anyone concerned about friends or family who may have been involved in #Croydon tram derailment can call the Casualty Bureau – 0800 056 0154— BTP (@BTP) November 9, 2016 11:47AMFirst fatal crash since 1959 A tram overturned in Croydon, south London Shot from BBC News helicopter #croydon pic.twitter.com/Fz61sIhmcB— Tom Edwards (@BBCTomEdwards) November 9, 2016 Police at the scene 2:05PMBuses parked to cover scene The 23-year-old said: “I heard a massive crash at about 6.15am, then heard shouting, then the emergency services arrived. I’d say there are roughly 20-30 vehicles there now, then they started bringing up the casualties, some very seriously injured.”Adil Salahi, whose property overlooks the track, said the noise he heard was “sudden”.The 76-year-old said: “It was about 6.10/6.15 and because I was praying I could not move and try to check what it is. I thought it was something in the garage doors. Then I thought it was some lorry.” 12:18PMFour ‘seriously injured’ “There will be a full investigation into the causes of this incident by the RAIB (Rail Accident Investigation Branch) and others. There should be no rush to judgment or to place blame until the facts are known.”For now, our thoughts are with all those injured and lost, their families, Tramlink staff and the emergency service and NHS staff working to save lives as they do every day.” Thoughts on this terrible morning with everyone injured and hurt in the tram accident in Croydon, and with the rescue services at the scene— Steve Reed (@SteveReedMP) November 9, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Important victory for Hungary in Russia

Hungary is on the way to Poland 2016 after big victory in Russia 27:23 (15:8) with five goals of Gabor Csaszar who scored five goals. Denis Shiskarev netted six for home squad.Portugal celebrated first win in Ukraine 32:26.STANDINGS:Hungary 6Russia 2 (-1)Portugal 2 (-1)Ukraine 0 (-1) ← Previous Story Superb Denmark wins in Belarus Next Story → Hungary and Denmark to secure EHF EURO 2016 spot?

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Pictures Mother goes on cleaning strike doesnt tell kids

first_imgOlivia took a look at the kitchen after school and announced “this kitchen is disgusting” then walked downstairs. Peyton has said nothing. This surprises me, as she is the self-proclaimed ‘neat freak’ of the small people that live here. Quinn may have hit an all time low (one can hope) when she emptied the dog brush and placed the bundle of hair on the arm of the chair. SHE STARTED OFF by posting this on the internet:But Jessica Stillwell’s 12-year-old twin daughters and their 10 year old sister didn’t get the memo.On Day One Stillwell sat back and let it all happen: My little love broke down in the kitchen tonight as she was trying to rinse a glass to use and began to cry. Through her sobs she said “I don’t wanna eat out of pooh bags anymore, I don’t want paper plates or beer cups for breakfast. Can you please help me clean up?” I stood silent for a moment and decided to let her in on it.Day Five, it’s getting desperate: I found a clean fork today. It was like I had won the freaking lottery.On Day Six the children caved and turned on each other, realised the error of their ways, and the cleanup began.Thank God Stillwell managed to document some of the mayhem:center_img The dishwasher is overflowing, shoes and backpacks are in the middle of the hallway. Dirty socks, empty gatorade bottles and used kleenex litter the back of my couch. There will be no laundry washed unless its sorted and beside the laundry room, and lunches will be sent in plastic bags if their lunches are not brought to the counter and emptied from the day.By Day Three: On Day Four her daughter Olivia had a breakthrough:last_img read more

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Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of

first_img By Conor McCrave Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4594461 As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: 7,500 Views Share64 Tweet Email Apr 16th 2019, 4:23 PM IRISH GOODS EXPORTS have increased by over €2 billion – including a 16% increase in exports to the UK – despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, latest CSO figures show. The data released by the Central Statistics Office for February 2019 shows goods exports to the UK, which is Ireland’s largest trading partner within the EU, increased by €166 million in February – representing a 16% increase on the same month last year. Total goods exports to the UK amounted to €1.2 billion, driven largely by mineral fuels such as peat and natural gases, along with lubricants and related materials. Exports to Britain account for 10% of total goods exported from the Republic of Ireland.Meanwhile, imports from the UK also increased by €265 million to €1.6 billion – an increase of 19% compared to February 2018.A spokesperson for the Irish Exporters Association said businesses were acutely aware of the need to grow their exports in other markets outside the UK in light of Brexit, despite the latest increases. “Companies are already massively diversifying and looking for new markets, it just takes a while before that will show in statistics,” he said. “The UK is a significant market but a lot of companies are looking at other countries in the EU – Germany, France, Spain – to that extent because of Brexit.They also said they would “expect a decrease” in exports to the UK this time next year with “other countries’ exports to increase”. WorldwideOverall, the seasonally adjusted figure for exports decreased by €604 million – or 4% – to €13.2 billion, while seasonally adjusted figures for imports increased by 4% to €6.9 billion. Ireland continues to operate a trade surplus – exporting more than it imports – to a value of €6.2 billion. Europe remained the largest trading partner for the month of February 2019, accounting for €6.1 billion worth of total goods exports, with Belgium and Germany being the main countries of destination after the UK – worth €1.6 billion and €939 million respectively.The USA was the main non-EU destination accounting for €3.7 billion of total exports in February 2019.center_img 12 Comments Image: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland! Image: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland! Tuesday 16 Apr 2019, 4:23 PM Short URL Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty Total goods exports to the UK increased by €166 million and amounted to a total €1.2 billion.last_img read more

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BSO Weston doctor accused of killing dad was charged in girlfriends beating

first_imgWESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – A Weston man accused of killing his father before shooting himself is the doctor who was arrested three times for allegedly beating his girlfriend, authorities said.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Rafael Azulay shot and killed his 67-year-old father inside a gated community off South Post Road, Saturday morning, He then turned the gun on himself.Azulay was found alive and was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he continues to recover.The suspect was arrested back in March for allegedly beating his girlfriend, his third arrest in less than four years. He was charged with felony battery.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Cameras at Central Florida toll booth catch person being ejected from wreck

first_imgDriver Stephen Agostinho Dos Santos has been charged with careless driving.The Florida Highway Patrol said the cause of the crash was likely due to driver fatigue, and that alcohol and drugs were not involved.“I believe the driver was tired. We’re not suspecting impairment, but you can see on the video and the crash report reflects that the vehicle basically just traveled into the toll plaza,” said Castleberry.Troopers advise motorists to be well rested before getting behind the wheel, to slow down when heading toward a toll booth and to always buckle up.“Know your limits. Pay attention. Know when your body is telling you it’s time to take a break,” said Castleberry.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ST. CLOUD, Fla. (WSVN) — An SUV crashed into a toll booth barrier in Osceola County, ejecting a passenger into the air.Surveillance cameras captured the scene near St. Cloud on June 3, as the SUV plowed into a barrier at a toll booth.A passenger from that SUV could be seen being ejected and flying through the air, nearly slamming into a concrete pole.All five people inside managed to escape. They were transported to the hospital but have since been released.“When you see an ejection like that through a windshield and that distance, it’s luck,” said Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Mark Castleberry. “If you believe in a higher power, it’s something, but it’s very fortunate for that passenger.”The vehicle also caught on fire as other passengers rushed to get out.The mother of passenger Marcus Joseph said it’s a miracle her son survived and is now recovering from a fractured leg. last_img read more

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Chamberlain adds family sharing feature to myQ garage controllers

first_img 13 Photos Smart Garage 101: Your guide to garage door gadgets Review • Chamberlain’s MyQ Garage brings smarts to your garage door Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) reading • Chamberlain adds family sharing feature to MyQ garage controllers 1:18 Smart Home See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. MyQ Garage Walmart Post a comment 0 Share your voice Tags Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your housecenter_img See it Garadget adds simple smarts to your garage door Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above MyQ Garage Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected • CNET Smart Home $56 $77 Chamberlain See All Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now MyQ MyQ garage controllers have been around for a few years now, smartening and automating garage access for their owners. Chamberlain announced the myQ Family Share on Friday, a new and (surprisingly) free feature that allows you to grant access to three people for remote, app-enabled control and monitoring of your garage controllers, gates and lights. This works with the latest version of the myQ app (versions 3.120 and higher). Both parties will need the myQ app, as the feature is not available through the myQ website. Send an invite, and the user will need to accept it within three days. Once everything is set up, they’ll be able to switch between their own account and yours, no password sharing required.  Family Share is free, unlike Chamberlain’s $1 per month Google Assistant and IFTTT subscriptions. The feature won’t work with commercial door openers. For more information on myQ Family Share, visit Chamberlain’s website.  CNET Smart Homelast_img read more

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