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FIFA World Cup 2018 Final pitch invaders released from jail: lawyer

first_imgThe four members of Russia’s anti-Kremlin ‘Pussy Riot’ punk band, who invaded the pitch during the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between France and Croatia, have been freed from policy custody after spending 16 days in detention, their lawyer said on Wednesday.The pitch invaders spent 15 days in policy custody for wearing the police uniforms and running on the pitch during the World Cup final on July 15 — something they did to promote free speech in the country.Moscow court has sentenced a 15-day jail term to all the four of the pitch invaders. The judge also banned the four from attending sports events for three years.The four were Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Pakhtusova, Olga Kurachyova and Pyotr Verzilov, the only male.Their lawyer Nikolai Vasilyev said on Wednesday that they were due to be released on Monday but were immediately detained after being freed and then they were held for a further day before being let up late on Tuesday.Also read – World Cup 2018 final pitch invaders get 15-day jail sentenceIt was unclear whether they will face further charges of disobeying the police and of holding a public event without prior permission, which the police had unsuccessfully tried to pin on them, Vasilyev said.Those offences carry maximum jail terms of 10 and 15 days.The group’s brief pitch invasion at Moscow’s main stadium in front of President Vladimir Putin and other high-ranking officials marked a rare security breach in the Russia-hosted World Cup. Four members Russia’s ‘Pussy Riot’ punk band invaded the pitch during FIFA World Cup final. (Reuters Photo)One of the invaders, Kurachyova said their stunt, which held up the game only briefly, was meant to promote freedom of speech and condemn policies of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body.advertisement”It is a pity that we disrupted the sportsmen,” Kurachyova told reporters on Monday.WATCH: Russian punk band invades pitch”FIFA is involved in unfair games unfortunately. FIFA is a friend of heads of states who carry out repression, who violate human rights.”Another invader Verzilov said the performance was also meant to show how “the state, in the form of the police, intrudes into people’s lives”.Three of Pussy Riot’s original members were jailed in 2012 for staging a protest against Putin in a church and the group has since become a symbol of anti-Kremlin direct action.Security personnel reacted slowly initially as the quartet, all identically dressed in white shirts, black trousers and black hats, ran on to the field from behind the French goal, trying to high-five players.Croatia defender Dejan Lovren shoved one person to the ground before security personnel carried them off.On the other hand, Kylian Mbappe shared a high-five with one of the intruders as she ran towards him for a high-five. (With Reuters inputs)last_img read more


November 17, 2019 0

India vs Australia: Mitchell Starc replaces injured Billy Stanlake for 3rd T20I

Mitchell Starc has been called upon to replace Billy Stanlake in the Australian squad for the third and final T20I against India in Sydney after the latter was ruled out of the match.Stanlake was replaced by Nathan Coulter-Nile in the playing XI for the second T20I in Melbourne with the tall pacer straining his ankle during a warm-up ahead of the start of the match at the MCG.Aaron Finch ruled Stanlake out of the final match with him injuring his ankle on the boundary line while having a catching practice as part of the warm-up for the Melbourne T20I, which was eventually washed out.Australia have taken an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-T20I series after they won the first match in Brisbane by four runs and the second was washed out.Starc, who was origially preparing for the Test series against India, will now playing his first T20I for the country since September 2016. Starc last played a T20I for Australia against Sri Lanka and Colombo and at home, his last T20I was at the SCG in February 2014 against England.”[Starc has] got so much experience in the limited-overs games as well and we’ve seen how dominant he can be when he gets it right with the ball,” Finch said.”We’ll have a look at the wicket this afternoon and discuss the side but coming straight off a Shield game with an eye on the first Test, his preparations will be really good.”advertisementEven though Stanlake will miss the final T20I against India, he has a moderate grade ankle sprain and should return to the Big Bash League with the Adelaide Strikers.Also read – Australia fined for slow over rate in Brisbane T20I against IndiaAfter his 1/27 off three overs in Brisbane against India, Finch said he was beginning to find good rhythm and would have featured in Melbourne if not for the injury.”He started to find some really good rhythm in Brisbane and he’s been around the mark for quite a while,” Finch said.”He obviously had a tough tour of England and to come back and have that time to get his body right and start to feel good again, it’s unfortunate he tripped on the rope and went straight over [on the ankle].”Finch only found out about Stanlake’s injury when he was “halfway out for the toss”. Initially, it was thought that the injury was not serious but scans on Saturday showed it was enough to rule him out of the third T20I.The final T20I of the series will be played in Sydney on Sunday.Also watch – read more


November 17, 2019 0

Ronaldo to Liverpool & the deals that never were

first_imgTransfers Ronaldo-Liverpool, Maradona-Sheffield United & Zidane-Blackburn – the deals that never were Mark Doyle Last updated 1 year ago 00:52 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Ronaldo Maradona Zidane Bobblehead Getty Images/Goal Transfers Neymar Parma Borussia Dortmund Haarlem PSV Feyenoord Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur Blackburn Rovers Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Zinédine Zidane Ronaldinho Gaúcho Robert Lewandowski Zlatan Ibrahimović West Ham United Dynamo Kyiv Boca Juniors Sheffield United St. Mirren PSG Santos Banfield Milan Barcelona Real Madrid Atlético Madrid Liverpool Manchester United Sporting CP Serie A Serie A Bundesliga Bordeaux Juventus Internazionale Independiente Grêmio Ligue 1 Primera División Premier League Opinion After Lokomotiv Moscow revealed they could have signed Neymar in 2008 for €10 million, Goal looks at other failed bids to sign budding superstarslast_img read more


November 14, 2019 0

World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni’s stumping miss was a crucial moment we didn’t seize, says Jason Holder

first_img Indo-Asian News Service ManchesterJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 10:35 IST Jason Holder lamented missed chances during the game against India (AP)HIGHLIGHTSIndia won against West Indies by 125 runsJason Holder believes the bowlers had done a good job for West IndiesWest Indies will face Sri Lanka next on July 1West Indies skipper Jason Holder was left utterly disappointed after a crushing 125-run defeat to India in their World Cup encounter in Manchester.On Thursday, West Indies bowlers came out with a reasonably good performance as they restricted the famed Indian batting line-up for 268/7 after Virat Kohli opted to bat at the Old Trafford.However, none of the Windies batters could stand against the formidable Indian bowling unit and were bundled out for mere 143. With the defeat, West Indies have been officially knocked out of the tournament with two matches remaining for them.”I thought the bowlers did a fantastic job on this surface. Just let ourselves down with the bat,” Holder said in a post-match interview.He also said that it was a great opportunity that they lost when wicketkeeper Shai Hope failed to stump MS Dhoni, who went on to score unbeaten 56 off 61 deliveries.When Dhoni was batting at eight, he charged down the track against Fabien Allen to go for the maximum but failed to connect. Hope couldn’t collect the ball and failed to stump out the 37-year-old despite him being yards down the track. He even missed a run-out opportunity as Dhoni stole a quick single in the process.”In hindsight, Dhoni’s (stumping) miss a crucial moment we didn’t seize. Let ourselves down significantly in this tournament. Missed a few chances in the field which cost us,” said Holder.Chasing 269 on a tricky pitch, Windies never found any momentum. Mohammed Shami removed Chris Gayle and Shai Hope inside the first seven overs and they never recovered from that early jolt and kept on losing wickets and eventually bundled out within 35 overs.advertisementHolder went on to say that they need to improve in all the three departments of the game, especially considering that ODIs is the weakest format for the Windies.”Batting was too inconsistent. I can’t fault the bowlers. We need to improve. This is probably our weakest format. Kemar Roach was outstanding today. Youngsters have chipped in here and there. Bowlers had a reasonable campaign. I can’t fault their efforts. Fielding, definitely has to improve. So does the batting,” said Holder.With just one win from seven games, West Indies are currently placed at the eighth spot. They will next play Sri Lanka on July 1 which will be followed by their last game in this World Cup against Afghanistan on July 4.Also Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni or Sarfaraz Ahmed? ICC asks whose catch was betterAlso Read | West Indies crash to lowest World Cup 2019 powerplay scoreAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Jason HolderFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow West Indies vs India World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni’s stumping miss was a crucial moment we didn’t seize, says Jason HolderAfter West Indies faced yet another defeat against the world’s number one ODI team India, the captain, Jason Holder was quite disappointed about the team’s form of batting which had become the deciding factor in the game.advertisement Nextlast_img read more


October 25, 2019 0

35 dead as bus falls into gorge in JK

first_imgJammu: At least 35 people died and over a dozen were injured when an overcrowded bus skidded off a hilly road and fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Monday morning, officials said. The minibus, which was on its way from Keshwan to Kishtwar, skidded off the Keshwan-Thakrai road and rolled down into the deep gorge around 7.30 am, officials said. Kishtwar Deputy Commissioner A S Rana told PTI that the 28-seater bus was carrying 52 passengers when the accident occurred, adding that a probe would be ordered. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chief Thirty-five people died and 17 others were injured, district Senior Superintendent of Police Shakti Pathak told PTI. The police, security agencies and the locals launched a rescue operation and shifted the injured to the hospital. Choppers were flown in and three passengers were airlifted from the site to the Jammu Government Medical College Hospital here, officials said. Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief over the incident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased. He directed the administration to provide the best medical treatment to the injured and wished them speedy recovery. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC Malik said the reasons for such incidents would be probed thoroughly and strong decisions would be taken in the next state administrative council (SAC) meeting to ensure strict action. A few months ago, the governor had directed the Transport Department officers to take away unfit vehicles and untrained drivers off the road, according to a Raj Bhawan spokesperson. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives. “The accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar is heart-wrenching. We mourn all those who lost their lives and express condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest,” Modi tweeted. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed sorrow over the deaths. “Extremely saddened to learn about the loss of lives due to a road accident in Kishtwar, Jammu & Kashmir. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones. I pray of the speedy recovery of those injured,” he tweeted.last_img read more


October 20, 2019 0

John Mayers Tour Benefits Veterans With Post Traumatic Stress

first_imgJohn Mayer is using the U.S. portion of his new tour to heighten awareness of and raise funds for military veterans suffering from the effects of post traumatic stress.One dollar from each tour ticket sold will fund PTS-related programs created by Mayer and the Northern California Institute for Research and Education.Mayer kicked off his first tour in three years in Milwaukee on July 6. Rolling Stone reviewed the tour opener, saying that “Saturday’s show may be remembered for its heavy dose of new material and Mayer’s vocal rejuvenation. But in the moment it felt most special because [Mayer] looked thrilled to be back.” The 40-stop U.S tour continues through early October, with support act Phillip Phillips (“Home,” “Gone, Gone, Gone”) for most U.S. shows. Mayer was also just announced on the lineup for the Global Poverty Project benefit concert in Central Park on September 28.Paradise Valley, the latest album from Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer, will be released on August 20, and is available now to pre-order on iTunes. Mayer produced Paradise Valley with longtime collaborator Don Was, who also co-produced Mayer’s #1 charting Gold-certified 2012 release Born and Raised, and has worked on albums for acts such as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt.“Paper Doll,” the first single from Paradise Valley, is available now on iTunes, and the lyric video already has more than 3 million views. People gave the “bittersweet beauty” 3 1/2 stars and Billboard called it “a perfectly crafted pop song,” remarking that “Mayer’s voice has triumphantly returned.”Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will instantly receive a download of the track “Wildfire.” A lyric video for “Wildfire,” featuring footage of Mayer performing live, was posted today and can be viewed here.last_img read more


October 16, 2019 0

Frances IER Installs SelfService Checkin Kiosks at Casablanca Airport

Rabat – French airport solutions provider IER deployed 30 self-service check-in kiosks and 12 self-service bag drop units in the newly renovated Terminal 1 of Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport, IER said in a statement January 29.On January 22, King Mohammed VI inaugurated the new Terminal 1, which covers an area of 76,000 square meters and increases the airport’s overall capacity to 14 million passengers a year.“This project is responding to the ongoing growth of passenger traffic and participates actively in the socio-economic boost of the region,” IER’s statement reads. Morocco’s National Airports Office (ONDA) operates the new terminal. IER worked with Morocco’s national carrier, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) , to introduce the new technology to Mohammed V Airport.Read Also: King Mohammed VI Launches New Terminal at Casablanca Mohammed V AirportJean-Luc Rauline, a vice-president at IER, said, “We are convinced that the implementation of IER self-service solutions will increase RAM passenger satisfaction and experience.”RAM passengers departing from Terminal 1 will enjoy “a smooth check-in process.”The self-service kiosks include options for passengers to give language preference, select a seat, and print their luggage tag.The bag drop units will allow passengers to “scan their tag before their baggage is injected in the baggage system,” according to IER’s statement.Established in 1962, IER provides airport operators and airlines with self-service solutions such as hardware and software, from check-in to boarding. read more


October 12, 2019 0

Sri Lankan arrested with counterfeit UK documents

The counterfeit stamp had been obtained to conceal the duration of a visit made to the UK by the applicant in 2011. The visa application has been refused and the arrested applicant will have a 10 year ban on travel to the UK. In addition, the applicant now faces prosecution for these actions. UK Border Agency Entry Clearance Manager, Claire Murray, said: A Sri Lankan visa applicant has been arrested for using deception and counterfeit documents to apply for a UK visa, the British High Commission in Colombo said today.The visa applicant was referred by the UK Border Agency to CID police in Colombo. The person concerned had submitted a passport containing a counterfeit Sri Lankan immigration arrival stamp. “UK Border Agency staff at the British High Commission are trained to detect false immigration stamps and visas. Falsifying and altering official stamps is a serious offence and the UK Border Agency is working with the CID and the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Sri Lanka to prevent attempts to illegally breach the UK border and to identify the agents who supply these stamps. The UK Border Agency will not tolerate abuse of the UK’s Immigration Rules and where we see abuse, we will take action against those who abuse it.”The UK Border Agency uncovered this fraud because it conducts rigorous checks on passports and documents submitted as part of the visa application, the British High Commission in Colombo said. read more


October 8, 2019 0

Shashi Welgama arrested and remanded over financial fraud

Former Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) Chairman Shashi Welgama was arrested today and remanded over alleged financial fraud.Welgama was remanded till Thursday when the case will be heard again. Shashi Welgama is a close relative of former Transport Minister Kumara Welgama. (Colombo Gazette)


October 8, 2019 0

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas authorities say more than 20 local governments are facing a co-ordinated ransomware attack.The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement Saturday that it believes a single source is behind all 23 of the attacks. It didn’t name the affected agencies or provide details about the attacker’s demands.Cities around the country have been targeted by ransomware attacks in recent years, including Atlanta and Baltimore, where city officials refused a demand for $76,000 in bitcoin to restore access to its computer network.Several Florida cities in June paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to hackers who took over their computer operations.Texas officials haven’t said whether any of the affected agencies have paid a ransom. The department’s statement says the FBI and other federal agencies are involved.The Associated Press read more


October 7, 2019 0

UNbacked Indian Ocean tsunami early warning system begins to take shape

A three-day meeting of the system’s Intergovernmental Coordination Group (ICG), its first, which ended in Perth, Australia, today, heard that 23 stations of a real-time sea-level observation network covering the whole Indian Ocean basin are expected to be established before 31 December. Six such stations are already operational.The network is one of three elements that experts have concluded are necessary for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS), which formally came into existence at the 23rd Assembly of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO/IOC) in Paris in June when the ICG was established to govern it.The other two are an improved seismographic network and the deployment of deep-sea pressure sensors capable of detecting the tsunami signal as it travels over the deep ocean.The entire system is expected to be fully operational by next July. Based on quake and tidal sensors, speedy communications, alarm networks from radio to cell phones, and disaster preparedness training in vulnerable regions, it will give people time to flee to higher ground before the waves strike.In December, several hours passed between the quake that spawned the tsunami and the landfall of the waves that killed more than 200,000 people, wasting precious time in which scores of thousands could have fled out of their pathway. At present, such an early warning system exists only in the Pacific region.At present, 25 countries gave established communication centres to receive interim advisory information, based only on seismological information, from the operational centres serving the Pacific in Hawaii and Tokyo. Since only a small minority of strong earthquakes generate tsunamis, this interim system is prone to a high rate of false alarms.The ICG will hold its next meeting in Hyderabad, India, from 12 to 16 December. read more


October 6, 2019 0

Syrian conflict preventing Palestinian refugees from going back to school UN agency

“Whether because of damage to buildings or because of the overall insecurity, nearly two thirds of our students in Syria will not be able to return to their schools this fall,” UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness said in a press release. He added that in addition to disrupting their education, the closures make it even harder for children to maintain a sense of continuity in an already difficult situation. Of the UN agency’s 118 schools in Syria, only 49 will reopen for the 2013-2014 school year. UNRWA said it is working on alternatives, such as broadcasting classes on its television channel and developing long-distance learning materials. “The situation in Syria is a great challenge, but it has only increased the importance of ensuring that Palestine refugees have access to high-quality and continued education,” said Caroline Pontefract, UNRWA Director of Education.Since fighting began in March 2011 between the Syrian Government and opposition groups seeking to oust President Bashar Al-Assad as many as 100,000 people have been killed, almost 2 million have fled to neighbouring countries and a further 4 million have been internally displaced. In addition, at least 6.8 million Syrian require urgent humanitarian assistance, half of whom are children.Following a visit to the region in July, Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, said without a political solution to the conflict in Syria, the country faces “a generation of angry, illiterate adults.”She said schools in the region are trying to assist Syrian children, but challenges remain stemming from discrepancies in curriculum, capacity and language. In Lebanon, which hosts around 50,000 Palestine refugees, only about 35 per cent of students are enrolled in school, according to UNRWA figures. read more


October 2, 2019 0

UN says 15000 people need humanitarian aid in floodhit region of Niger

“The seasonal flooding began a month ago and caught locals and authorities largely unprepared, as water in the river rose to an unprecedented level in mid-November,” said Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Briefing the press in Geneva, he said that humanitarian workers on the ground in Niger have reported that people need food, water purification, sanitation supplies, and access to health care. Mr. Laerke said the Government of Niger is leading the emergency relief operation, with the support of UN agencies and other humanitarian partners, and had already distributed 94 tons of food. Authorities had also identified sites to which affected populations could relocate. “Meanwhile, the flooding continues and at least 20 more villages are at risk,” he warned, explaining that farmland is also under water, triggering concern for people’s long-term food security situation. In addition, floods have affected transport systems and paralyzed local trade, which is an important source of income for people living along the border with Nigeria. He noted that while authorities report an increase of food imports from Nigeria, prices rose dramatically; for example, the price of a 100 kilogramme bag of flour had gone up by 30 per cent. read more


October 2, 2019 0

Government confirms PlugIn Car Grant

* Motorists will be entitled to a 25% discount from the list price of the eligible car, up to the value of £5,000.  Offer of the ‘Plug-In Car Grant’ will be subject to notification of technical requirements to, and state aid approval from, the European Commission. There will be another opportunity for additional cities and regions to bid for Plugged-In Places funding. Already confirmed as intending to bid are the West Midlands, Cornwall, Sheffield, the Lake District, Greater Manchester, and Northern Ireland. Industry looks forward to receiving further information from government regarding plans to ensure the infra structure is now in place to support increased numbers of low carbon vehicles on UK roads. To watch videos of the announcement click here. For photos of the event please click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The low carbon incentive programme was first announced last year and details were set out of the winners of the ‘Plugged-In Places’ scheme. This initiative saw UK cities and regions bid for investment to further the development of the ultra-low carbon infrastructure.  The Plugged-In Places investment will see the installation of over 11,000 charging posts in London, Milton Keynes and North East England. Transport secretary, Philip Hammond, has today confirmed that the ‘Plug-In Car Grant’, designed to stimulate demand for low carbon vehicles, will go ahead from January 2011.  Speaking at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) offices, Mr Hammond confirmed that from next year, motorists will be entitled to a ‘Plug-In Car Grant’ of up to £5,000* when buying an electric, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen fuel cell car, providing it meets safety, reliability, performance and warranty standards set by the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) in consultation with industry. Speaking at the SMMT, Mr Hammond said, “The coalition government is absolutely committed to low carbon growth, tackling climate change and making our energy supply more secure. We are sending a clear signal that Britain is open for business and that we are committed to greening our economy.  This will ensure that the UK is a world leader in low emission vehicles.” “This is great news for industry and a significant commitment by the new government to create UK jobs in the emerging market for ultra-low carbon vehicles,” said SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt. “The UK is well placed to exploit the global opportunities in the transition to low carbon technologies and is already making significant progress through R&D, the low carbon supply chain and vehicle manufacturing. The Automotive Council has set some ambitious objectives and today’s announcement is an important step in helping to attract new investment and laying the foundations for thousands of new high-skill jobs.” read more


October 2, 2019 0

Thesis defences — April 1 to 5

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from April 1 to 5.All are open for the University community to attend.Master of Education thesis defenceEducation student Holly Taylor will defend the thesis “Implementing the Arts as a Sustainable and Innovative Approach to Language Learning” on Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. in WH 147.The examination committee includes Fiona Blaikie, Chair; Danielle Sirek, External Examiner (University of Windsor); Shelley Griffin, Supervisor; Kari-Lynn Winters, Committee Member; and Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker, Committee Member. read more


October 2, 2019 0

The UKs most dramatic landscapes as youve never seen them before

first_img“It helps them to plan in accordance with their skills and experience. And importantly, being able to see routes clearly in this way should help people get inspired to do more in the great outdoors and at the same time keep safe.”The Aerial 3D view is intended to complement standard OS maps – OS Landranger (1:50k) and OS Explorer (1:25) – that have been staple to walkers and hikers for decades. Snowdon, the tallest point in Wales Despite the rise of digital technology, according to OS sales of its paper maps rose from 1.8 million in 2013 to 1.9 million last year, reversing a downward trend. OS claimed customers were finding paper maps more reliable. “People are recognising the vital role which OS paper maps play in supporting digital devices,” said Giles at the time. Snowdon, the tallest point in WalesCredit:Ordnance Survey Hikers will now find it easier than ever to plot walks through the UK countryside, thanks to new 3D mapping software launched by Ordnance Survey (OS).Some of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes are being brought to life on desktops, tablets and smartphones by the programme, which offers aerial views of peaks, glens, lochs and lakes. The White Cliffs of Dover can be viewed on the OS site The immersive tool also allows walkers to plot their routes with a greater understanding of the hazards they will face along the way, such as cliffs and crags. Users are then able to share their plans – or search for those already created from a 950,000-strong database.Can you guess the UK city from its OS map?“The new feature is perfect for anyone thinking of hiking, biking or climbing in Britain,” said Nick Giles, Ordnance Survey’s leisure managing director. The White Cliffs of Dover can be viewed on the OS site The new software allows a variety of perspectives of the country’s hills, countryside and coastline, with users able to zoom and rotate the viewpoint. The images provide surprisingly pleasing views of some of the UK’s landmarks, from Snowdon to Arthur’s Seat.Aerial 3D is currently available in a seven-day free trial, which provides access to 607 other maps by OS. National Parks Pathways are also included. Afterwards access costs £19.99.OS will also launch an accessibility layer to its new maps, allowing wheelchair users and pram-pushing parents to assess the routes they can tackle without hindrance.last_img read more


September 25, 2019 0

Singer who wowed Britains Got Talent judges at 14 to stand trial

first_imgOlivia Archbold, At Manchester Magistrates’ Court, Archbold was supported by her mother and spoke only to confirm her name, date of birth and enter not guilty pleas to the allegations.She faces two charges, one of being concerned in the fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on the importation of a class B drug and being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug of Class B. She was remanded on bail to appear at Manchester Crown Court at a later date. A former private schoolgirl who wowed Britain’s Got Talent judges as a 14-year-old is to stand trial accused of smuggling cannabis into the UK.Singer Olivia Archbold, now 21, appeared in court on Wednesday charged after two separate consignments of herbal cannabis were intercepted from the Netherlands. The court heard they had allegedly been addressed to her Manchester city centre flat.Archbold, who attended an all girls’ private school, made it to the semi finals of the ITV1 talent show in 2010 after she was praised by judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan for her performance of “In the Arms of Angels”.She received a standing ovation with her rendition of the Sarah McLachlan song, but missed a place in the final on the judge’s vote. Olivia Archbold leaving Manchester Magistrates’ Court Credit:Pat Isaacs/Cavendishcenter_img According to her website, she trained in classical dance and performed with the English National Youth Ballet before appearing on stage in various productions.She was just 14 when she impressed the Britain Got Talent Judges in her audition, with Cowell telling her: “You sang so well and you made it your own version. I am so impressed with you Olivia I can’t begin to tell you”. Holden said her performance was “utterly spellbinding”. 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


September 25, 2019 0

Heinevetter remains loyal to Fuchse Berlin

← Previous Story Partizan won’t play SEHA – Project in danger Next Story → Fourth season of the WRHL to begin! The person that has become to be considered a “brand” in German handball, right beside Kretzchmar and Brandt, Silvio Heinevetter, has decided to put end to all the rumours surrounding him regarding possible club change to THW Kiel, once Thierry Omeyer leaves the club and goes to Montpellier. Despite initial nerving regarding all this media attention given to possible transfer, now the Fuchse manager Bob Hanning can finally relax, and said that “when Omeyer’s stay in Kiel is over, they will be looking to hire the best keeper in the world, but he will play for us”. read more


September 22, 2019 0

Geek deals Alienware X51 mini gaming PC Livescribe Smartpen more

first_imgOnce upon a time, not so long ago, it would have been inconceivable to have a computer in the living room, much less taking the place of many of the traditional home entertainment devices. A cable TV box, DVD player, game console–the PC can do it all these days, and much more.Alienware’s X51 takes this mantra to the next level, with a design that ensures it won’t stand out in your living room. The sleek black chassis is small, nearly 12.5-inches square and less than 4 inches wide. With dark chrome accents and a slot-loading DVD burner, it won’t look out of place on your office desk or entertainment center.Under the hood it still packs quite a punch, with a quad-core 3rd gen Intel Core i5 processor, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 graphics, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 2 Terabyte hard drive. The X51 also has a ton of standard features, like Wireless-N, USB 3.0, HDMI output, Gigabit Ethernet, and more. If you feel the need for more speed, you can choose upgrades like a blazing fast Core i7 processor or 1.5GB GeForce GTX 660 graphics card.We don’t see Alienware products go on sale very often, so the combined $100 instant savings and $100 Dell e-gift card make today’s offer a very hot one indeed. This X51 model with Core i5 processor normally runs $899, but for a limited time you can snag it for $799 with a bonus $100 gift card good for anything sold by Dell. Sounds like a perfect discount for a new monitor or HDTV that the X51 can power up with some fragging or flicks.Correction: In order to use this coupon code, the minimum configuration price must be $899. We recommend selecting the 2TB Serial ATA 3 Hard Drive option for +$50 to bring the price to $899, which then drops to $799 after using the coupon. You can also select any other upgrade option that brings the price to $899 or higher and take advantage of the $100 coupon. Our apologies for any confusion!Alienware X51 mini gaming PC w/ Core i5, 8GB, 2TB, & $100 gift card for $799 + free shipping(reg. $899 | use coupon 144VZ6QP3FKX1S, gift card emailed separately | ends Dec. 23 or sooner)Our other top deals:Linksys Powerline AV Network Wi-Fi Access Point Adapter Kit for $85.49 + free shipping(reg. $99.99 | use coupon HSDISH5 | ends Dec. 26 or sooner)Livescribe 8GB Echo Smartpen (digitally record writing & audio note-taking) for $109 + free shipping(reg. $199.95 | use coupon VMESAVES20, must check-out w/V.me free service | ends soon)Dell B1265dnf Print/Copy/Scan/Fax Laser Network Printer for $169.99 + free shipping (reg. $249.99)last_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

Des Inuits poursuivent lUE au sujet de linterdiction de commercialisation des produits

first_imgDes Inuits poursuivent l’UE au sujet de l’interdiction de commercialisation des produits issus du phoqueUne coalition de groupes inuits du Groenland et du Canada a engagé le 13 janvier une poursuite contre l’Union européenne qui interdit l’importation de produits issus du phoque. Cette décision est selon eux “injuste et arbitraire”.Des Inuits ont déposé une poursuite devant le tribunal de première instance des Communautés européennes, la première instance du système judiciaire de l’UE. Ils demandent l’annulation de l’interdiction européenne du commerce des produits dérivés du phoque à partir de 2010, dénonçant une décision “désastreuse, pire que la campagne de Brigitte Bardot contre la chasse au phoque dans les années 80″ comme l’a déclaré à l’AFP Aqqaluk Lynge, président de l’Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC) au Groenland. L’ONG ICC représente environ 150.000 Inuits d’Alaska, du Canada, du Groenland et de Russie.À lire aussiL’attaque spectaculaire d’un ours polaire affamé sur un phoqueLa poursuite vise à annuler le règlement adopté en septembre dernier qui empêche l’entrée des produits du phoque sur le territoire de l’Union européenne et autorise seulement la vente à des fins non lucratives des produits issus de la chasse traditionnelle pratiquée par les communautés inuits.”Le marché des peaux de phoques est déjà à l’agonie depuis l’annonce l’année dernière de cette interdiction qui touche durement un grand nombre de communautés inuits qui en dépendent des deux côtés du détroit de Davis, au Groenland et au Canada” déplore Aqqaluk Lynge avant de souligner que les Inuits “souffrent déjà du réchauffement climatique” et ne devraient pas subir une “nouvelle punition de pays riches qui ignorent tout de leur mode de vie et leur culture millénaire en imposant des règles injustes”.Pour l’ICC, les arguments de conservation et de cruauté envers les phoques lors de la chasse, ne peuvent pas justifier une interdiction d’entrée des produits issus de l’espèce en Europe.Le 21 janvier 2010 à 10:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


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