Jaguar XE SV Project 8 wins ‘Showstopper’ award at Goodwood

first_imgMaking its global dynamic debut among the most powerful and extreme performance cars in the world at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 claimed the hotly-contested Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper Trophy – just four days after the car was officially unveiled.As the only four-door car in the Michelin Supercar Run, the Jaguar faced formidable competition in the 50-car paddock, but voters in an online poll hosted by Michelin UK singled-out Project 8 as one of the six most popular cars of the weekend, qualifying it for the overall Showstopper final on Sunday afternoon.This shortlist of six cars was judged live on stage by a panel of motoring experts, headed by Michelin Supercar Paddock presenter and former BTCC Champion, Tim Harvey. Joining him were British automotive journalist and broadcaster, Jon Quirk, American drift racer Vaughn Gittin Jr, Supercars of London channel star Paul Wallace, Seen Thru Glass channel star Sam Fane, and London-based custom car aficionado Jason Pelosi.Chief Judge, Tim Harvey, said: “Jaguar’s Project 8 really took everyone by surprise at the Festival this weekend. Not only was it the car’s world debut – but the sheer extremes of the car, and the way it’s pushed the boundaries in every single way, made it an absolute stand out in the Michelin Supercar Paddock.”This shone through in the online vote, and when it came to our judging panel, we were all pretty quickly won over by the Jaguar as a true star of the short-listed six. It really does it for me as a former touring car racer, and the car’s uncompromising looks and performance secured the rest. Congratulations Jaguar.”advertisementJohn Edwards, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director, said:”We are absolutely delighted to receive the Showstopper award for Jaguar XE SV Project 8 on its world dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and to see the fantastic reaction it’s had from car enthusiasts.”With spectacular looks, supercar performance, and a soundtrack to match, Project 8 was always intended to turn heads on and off track.”The second Collector’s Edition by SVO, following the successful F-TYPE Project 7 of 2014, Project 8 is a road-legal hand-built four-door sedan with an extraordinary combination of V8 power, dynamic agility and All-Wheel Drive traction.Project 8 exclusively features the most highly tuned version of Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain. The 600PS power unit, which has a Titanium Variable Active Exhaust, is complemented by Jaguar’s All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system and motorsport-derived aerodynamics and carbon fibre panels to deliver a 200mph top speed and 0-60mph in 3.3sec, making Project 8 the fastest accelerating Jaguar yet.To ensure exclusivity, no more than 300 examples of Project 8 will be hand-built at SVO’s Technical Centre in Coventry, priced from 149,995 pounds in the UK.Building on the award-winning lightweight aluminium Jaguar XE compact sedan, Project 8 features a number of purposeful modifications that are fundamental to the performance of the most track-focused car SVO has ever produced, including height-adjustable suspension, the first application of Jaguar’s ultimate new Carbon Ceramic Braking system, and an industry-first use of F1-style silicon nitride ceramic wheel bearings on a road car.The high-performance theme continues inside, with subtle applications of Gloss Carbon Fibre trim as well as Alcantara, on the rim of the Project 8 Sport Steering Wheel, instrument binnacle and door cards. The eight-speed Quickshift transmission can either be operated by aluminium paddle shifters behind the steering wheel or by a central Pistolshift lever.Project 8 is available with four seats or an optional two-seat Track Pack. It’s also the first Jaguar to feature a dedicated Track Mode, which tailors driveline and stability control systems for circuit use, and sharpens both throttle and steering responses for ultimate precision and driver feedback.Also Read:Jaguar reveals XE SV Project 8 sedan, its most extreme road car everAlso Read: Jaguar introduces new petrol engine for XE, XF and F-PACElast_img read more

DELAY GRANTED IN CAMARGO-FLORES MURDER TRIAL

first_imgA judge has granted another trial delay for a Nebraska resident accused of stabbing to death a woman in Sioux City.The trial of 21-year-old Melissa Camargo-Flores was scheduled to begin February 19th, but attorneys sought a delay because of the case’s extensive pretrial process.Woodbury County District Court records say a status conference is set for March 29th, when a new trial date likely will be ordered.Camargo-Flores has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the Sioux City slaying of 24-year-old Kenia Alvarez-Flores on April 8th of 2018.Court documents say Camargo-Flores admitted stabbing Alvarez-Flores.Camargo-Flores told investigators she’d been involved in a relationship with the victim’s boyfriend.Authorities say the two women were not related.last_img

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel trade end-of-term F1 barbs in Abu Dhabi

first_imgShare via Email Read more Formula One 2017 The pair had raced hard and closely without passing, notably at Spa, where there was almost nothing to choose between them but where, again, Hamilton went on to win. He expects Vettel and Ferrari to come at him strongly again next season and was aware their exchange reflected a determination on both their behalves to finish well in Abu Dhabi.“We have this battle of wanting to get ahead of each other,” he said. “So I am extremely driven this weekend to try and finish the season off as strongly as I have been in the second half of the year. Sebastian won the last race [in Brazil] and I don’t want to give him this one. I am giving it everything as if I am still fighting for the championship.”In a somewhat end-of-term atmosphere, Vettel also reflected jokingly on what had been one of the flashpoints of the season. In Azerbaijan he had side-swiped Hamilton after believing the British driver had brake-tested him. The German was a given stop-go penalty and later apologised for the incident.When asked about the concept of giving more awards to drivers in F1, Vettel replied: “I should get move of the year, personality of the year, and what was the last award? Fair play? OK, maybe not that one, but the first two for Baku.” Hamilton and Vettel whet appetite for 2018 but guns spell danger for Brazil GP Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Topics Lewis Hamilton Sebastian Vettel Share on WhatsApp With Lewis Hamilton having already secured the Formula One world championship, the Briton could afford to be relaxed in the buildup to the season finale this weekend in Abu Dhabi and the Mercedes driver was more than happy to engage in some verbal sparring with his title rival Sebastian Vettel.Hamilton took the championship in Mexico having won nine races to Vettel’s five, but for much of the season the pair were engaged in a tight battle. However, while they have enjoyed some close racing only two passes have been made on the track against each other – both by Hamilton.At the press conference at Yas Marina, the 32-year-old said he could not recall his favourite passing move and Vettel interjected. “There isn’t much to remember when you don’t have to pass that many people,” the Ferrari driver said, referencing the advantage Hamilton’s Mercedes supposedly enjoyed, although that had been far from the case over the season as a whole.“I passed you a couple of times,” Hamilton shot back. “They were the exciting ones. The closer races we had were the ones I enjoyed the most.”center_img Share on LinkedIn Motor sport … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content Share on Twitter Formula One Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Share on Messenger newslast_img read more

Xavi criticises Madrid’s Lopetegui timing

first_imgReal Madrid Xavi criticises Real Madrid’s timing of Lopetegui appointment Dejan Kalinic 14:20 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Xavi - Cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Spain World Cup Primera División The Barcelona legend and World Cup winner has questioned the Blancos’ decision to announce a deal with a new boss which has stunned the Spain side Spain great Xavi has criticised the timing of Julen Lopetegui being announced as Real Madrid coach.Lopetegui was stunningly sacked as Spain boss on Wednesday, a day after it was revealed he would be Zinedine Zidane’s successor at Madrid.Xavi, a 133-time Spain international, was unhappy with the timing of the announcement of Lopetegui’s Madrid move. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “I am not the person to talk about it [Lopetegui joining Madrid],” the Barcelona great told Radio Marca.”It was not the most ideal or opportune moment.”Lopetegui’s sacking came just two days before Spain’s opening game against Portugal in Sochi.But Xavi believes the nation, who will be led by Fernando Hierro, can still have a strong World Cup.”You never know, the players have already seen it all and sure, they can play a good role at the World Cup,” he said.”Leadership will not be missing, there is [Sergio] Ramos, [Gerard] Pique, [Andres] Iniesta.”There are very prepared people and a very good atmosphere. It’s not the best situation but at the same time, it unites them more and they give more of themselves, you never know.”last_img read more

El Tri can still be class of Concacaf with games like Haiti win

first_imgNo matter how hard managers – at present Tata Martino and in the past everyone who has held the job – have insisted, a line of thinking has persisted among Mexico fans. We’re going to win this easy. This team has nothing on us. This will be a blowout. Increasingly, it is not a blowout.  Tuesday’s 1-0 victory over Haiti in a Gold Cup semifinal booked a place for El Tri in the final of the tournament. But it also showed just how far other teams in the region continue to come. It took extra time and a Raul Jimenez goal from the penalty spot for Mexico to lock up a victory. Haiti, a team that never had been in the Gold Cup semifinals before, pushed Mexico. Marc Collat’s side defended superbly over the first 90 minutes. Mexico got into the final third with regularity only to be rebuffed by center backs Andrew Jean Baptiste and Jems Geffrard or their teammates who also got back into the box. There were chances for the Caribbean side as well, though they struggled to put the whole product together as they had in previous matches.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare You can talk about FIFA rankings or disparity in budgets. Those things are factors, sure. But for 90 minutes, for even more than 90 minutes, Tuesday, Haiti hung with Mexico. It’s been a remarkable run for Haiti, and even as the players on their team put their hands on their hips in the final minutes of extra time, they refused to concede from the run of play. Just before the final whistle, Mikael Cantave fired off a curling shot that would’ve beaten Guillermo Ochoa had it dipped inches below the crossbar instead of banging off it. Haiti was in the game until the end. Really, Haiti has showed during an evolution over the course of the tournament. They’ve turned things around in three games when they were losing,” said Jorge Theiler, who led El Tri on the touchline with Tata Martino suspended. “Today it showed it can be a dignified opponent, a rival who gives it all until the last minute. Today, no team beats another team easily.”That’s not to say Mexico can’t reclaim its Concacaf crown with performances like this one. It is one step away and will face either a U.S. team that struggled in the same way against Curacao or a Jamaica team that also has had its bobbles. This is not new in international soccer. France did not stun on the way to winning the World Cup, but it deserved the triumph. El Tri also has a fair number of players clearly above the cut of many in Concacaf. Raul Jimenez isn’t smashing through scoring records but has amassed five goals in total. Guillermo Ochoa is keeping things clean at the back as usual.Now that he’s fit, Rodolfo Pizarro feels like he’s just a breakthrough away from dishing out several assists. Even Uriel Antuna has flashed his talent at the tournament. Haiti also has good players. They have a style of play. They have an idea of what they want to do.  Rodolfo Pizarro Carlens Arcus Mexico Haiti Gold Cup 2019Mexico was stretched by Haiti. It was stretched by Costa Rica. It will be stretched by either Jamaica or the United States. Things are changing for the good in this region of the world overall. Powers like Mexico will have to prove they’re powers over and over again. The days of relying on a superior level of talent are over. It’s time to start taking teams like Haiti, Curacao or even Costa Rica and Jamaica seriously.  It will only make everyone better.”It’s really good. Honestly, it makes me really happy for them. They gave everyone a big surprise in the tournament. They deserve our respect,” defender Diego Reyes said after the game. “We hope the level keeps growing for the tournament and Concacaf also improve their level.”The players on the field have always had that level of respect for other teams, and even if it has led to torturous, stressful moments for fans in the stands and watching at home, they now have the country just one game away from lifting the trophy in Chicago.last_img read more

Provinces First Job Fair for Newcomers

first_imgMore than 350 job seekers and 35 employers are participating in the province’s first job fair for newcomers today, Nov. 13. “A good job is one of the biggest challenges facing newcomers and one of the most important factors in an immigrant’s decision about where to settle,” said Immigration Minister Len Goucher. “This job fair will help connect skilled workers with employers and contribute to a stronger economy.” Job seekers include immigrants, international graduates and international students who will graduate this spring from Nova Scotia universities or the Nova Scotia Community College. The employers represent a variety of sectors including aerospace, engineering, IT, financial services, manufacturing and more. “In order to help newcomers find employment we also need to support our employers by providing services that help find and recruit immigrant professionals and integrate them into the workplace,” said Lorena Costa, employer engager and human resources liaison, Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association. “That’s why working with our partners on events such as this one is so important.” The event is organized by the Office of Immigration and Department of Labour and Workforce Development, along with the Greater Halifax Partnership, Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association, Halifax Immigrant Learning Centre, Pier 21 Society, Direction Emploi, Saint Mary’s University, Mount Saint Vincent University and Nova Scotia Business Inc.last_img read more

Deal strictly with cops aiding drug traffickers Capt to DGP

first_imgChandigarh: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday directed the state police chief to deal strictly with officers assisting drug traffickers in the state.Amarinder Singh also asked the head of the Special Task Force, constituted to combat drug menace, to identify and take strict action against such police officers, especially those posted in the border districts of the state. Chairing a high-level meeting of the STF here, the chief minister issued strict instructions to Punjab Police DGP Dinkar Gupta to deal with an iron hand with the policemen engaged in the illegal activity. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCHe directed the Additional Director General of Police and STF head, Gurpreet Kaur Deo, to constitute two STF teams in all border districts to work in close coordination with the concerned police officers in order to eradicate the scourge of drugs. He said the guilty police officers should not be spared at any cost, as per an official statement here. Amarinder Singh asked the State Advocate General to form a panel of eminent legal luminaries, including retired judges, lawyers, legal experts and jurists, to impart practical training to the police personnel to enable them to effectively present their cases in the courts. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations”Such hands-on training would equip the police officials handling legal cases against drug traffickers/peddlers/smugglers in an effective and result oriented manner,” he said. “The expert panel so constituted would also train the police officials with the tools to overcome the technical legal infirmities and procedural loopholes being exploited by those arrested in drugs cases,” he added. Amarinder Singh also ordered the Health Department to regularly monitor the working of private drug de-addiction centres, which he said, were providing deficient services while charging exorbitant rates for the treatment of addicts, to check such exploitation. The chief minister also appealed to the drug addicts and their families to come forward and avail the best possible treatment being provided at government-run de-addiction and rehabilitation centres and “not fall prey to unscrupulous elements in the private sector”last_img read more

8 killed 4 injured in Bihar mishap

first_imgLakhisarai/Patna: Eight persons were killed while four others were injured when a truck ploughed through them while they were on their way to attend a wedding in Lakhisarai district, police said on Thursday.The accident happened late Wednesday night in Halsi police station area where eight persons, including a 10-year-old girl, were crushed to death even as the driver of the truck parked the vehicle nearby and fled, police said. Four others, residents of the same village as the deceased and heading towards the same destination, have been admitted to the Sadar hospital in a critical condition while the truck has been seized and search was on to nab the erring driver, police added. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Residents of Bishunpur village, to which the accident victims belonged, staged a demonstration demanding immediate arrest of the driver and compensation to families of those who were killed or injured. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar issued a statement condoling the deaths and ordered immediate payment of Rs 4 lakh to the next of the kin of each deceased. Kumar also wished speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries and issued instructions for their proper medical care.last_img read more

Massive landslides halt vehicular traffic on NH10 railway services hit

first_imgDarjeeling: The National Highway 10 to Sikkim was blocked on Thursday owing to a massive landslide at Setijhora. Incessant rains have also inundated parts of Dooars affecting railway services as well.A massive landslide continued throughout most parts of the day rendering it difficult to clear debris on NH-10. “The slide began at 8 am and continued throughout the day. It rained heavily and in the afternoon when the showers subsided, we got three earth-movers and tried to clear the blockades. We expect to open up the road by Friday,” stated a PWD official. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersSerpentine traffic jams were formed on both sides of the slides. The district administration of Kalimpong issued an advisory for vehicles travelling from Kalimpong and Sikkim to Siliguri. Two routes were earmarked for these vehicles — Kalimpong-Teesta Bazar-Peshok-Jorebungalow- Kurseong- Siliguri; Kalimpong-Algarah-Lava-Gorubathan (Pandara More)—Damdim – Odlabari — Mongpong — Coronation Bridge — Sevok-Siliguri. Meanwhile, search operations continued for the SUV that had fallen into River Teesta near the Coronation Bridge on Wednesday. Neither the passengers nor the driver along with the vehicle could be found. Rafts were also pressed into service by the NDRF. Akash Sharma, brother of missing Gaurav Sharma from Jaipur, arrived at the accident site. He stated that two others — Aman Garg and Gopal Narwan were present in the vehicle. He had spoken to them on the phone till Wednesday noon following which he lost contact. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to him, the trip was an official trip to Gangtok and they were travelling from Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok. The vehicle was being driven by one Rakesh Rai of Bhanunagar, Siliguri. All four including the driver are missing. Incessant rainfall in Bhutan has resulted in a rise in the water level in most of the rivers flowing through North Bengal, mainly Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri districts. Large tracts have been inundated. “Yellow” alert has been issued on River Teesta in Jalpaiguri. Banks of Sankosh river have started to erode. Many tea gardens in Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri namely in the Kumargram, Kalchini, Nagrakata and Malbazar areas are inundated. Railway services between Alipurduar and Siliguri have been badly affected with many trains being cancelled or diverted. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) service between NJP and Darjeeling continues to be suspended owing to numerous landslides between Rongtong and Kurseong. A “red warning” has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department for the Sub-Himalayan West Bengal region till July 14.last_img read more

Russell Westbrook Plays Santa For Over 60 Homeless Children At 5th Russell

first_imgContinuing his tradition of spending the holiday season giving back, Russell Westbrook and his Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation hosted a party with JMA Energy Company for homeless children living at City Rescue Mission.Russell Westbrook Plays Santa for over 60 Homeless ChildrenCredit/Copyright: Zach BeekerOver 60 homeless children were treated to shoes, t-shirts and backpacks from Brand Jordan, food, crafts, cookie decorating, a bounce house and a surprise visit from Russell and Santa.Russell Westbrook and his best friend Santa Credit/Copyright: Zach Beeker“There is no better feeling than putting a smile on a kid’s face, especially those in need,” said Westbrook. “A lot of these kids won’t get to celebrate Christmas so the fact that I can come to the Mission and do this for them is unbelievable, I am truly blessed.”Russell Westbrook at 5th Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation Holiday PartyCredit/Copyright: Zach BeekerThis is the 5th year that the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation has hosted a holiday party for Oklahoma City children in need. JMA Energy Company and its employees have volunteered with City Rescue Mission for 11 years and have hosted the holiday party for the past 6 years. JMA’s employees and management are committed to helping less fortunate families and children, like those at The City Rescue Mission and throughout the community by giving their time and financial support to provide them a better quality of life. JMA feels it is a privilege and responsibility to help.last_img read more

Postmedia posts bigger Q2 loss as revenue from print operations continues decline

Companies in this story: (TSX:PNC.A, TSX:PNC.B)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Postmedia Network Canada Corp. says it lost nearly $5.1 million in the second quarter as its revenue dropped 7.5 per cent compared with last year as a result of shifting advertising and circulation patterns.The owner of the National Post and other newspapers reported $145.7 million in total revenue for the quarter ended Feb 28, including $28.2 million from its digital businesses and $110.8 million from print advertising and circulation.A year earlier, Postmedia’s total revenue fell by 10.8 per cent to $157.6 million, which included $26.4 million from its digital businesses and $123.7 million from print advertising and circulation.This year’s second-quarter loss amounted to five cents per share, compared with a loss of $1.25 million or one cent per share last year.The Toronto-based publisher has faced intense competition for advertising dollars and readers as consumers and advertisers make an industry-wide switch to digital media. Postmedia chief executive Andrew MacLeod says the company has made progress in slowing the decline in traditional revenue and reducing its long-term debt, which was $238.3 million at the end of the quarter. read more

The Latest Macron calls for new relations with Russia

PARIS — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech (all times local):12:30 p.m.France’s president says it’s time for Europe to redefine its relations with Russia to check its global ambitions and avoid being caught in the middle of a new Cold War.Emmanuel Macron didn’t say whether he wants to lift EU sanctions imposed over Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, but said new sanctions “are not in our interest.” He said it’s time to “rethink our relations with Russia,” without elaborating.In a broad diplomatic speech Tuesday, Macron warned that pushing Russia farther away is a “deep strategic error.” He said Europe’s “weaknesses and mistakes” have helped lead Russia to boost its alliance with China and revive its influence in Syria, Libya and around Africa.Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin met last week and vowed to give a new boost to peace talks with Ukraine. But the two disagreed on other issues, including Syria and the Russian crackdown on opposition protests.___11:55 a.m.French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for a new global economic order, decrying an “unprecedented crisis” in the market economy.Amid uncertainty over U.S. trade policies, Macron said the market economy has become too finance-driven, creating inequalities “that are shaking up our political order.” He called for a global “rethink,” but did not offer details.In a sweeping diplomatic speech Tuesday, Macron said “we are living the end of Western hegemony” in the world, in part as a result of Western “errors” over past centuries.Macron spoke the day after hosting an intense G-7 summit clouded by concerns about U.S. trade policies and tensions with China and an economic slowdown. The G-7 ended with a call for “fair” and “open” trade but no mention of currencies or fiscal stimulus.The Associated Press read more

OSU football program adds fourth practice field lights for night practices

The Ohio State football program is adding a fourth field to its outdoor practice facilities and lights for nighttime practices.The new practice field will be made of the same artificial FieldTurf used in Ohio Stadium and will have the same markings.The existing three-field practice layout consists of two natural grass fields and one with FieldTurf. Because the Buckeyes always use at least two fields during practice, the addition of the second turf field ensures that they won’t have to risk tearing up one of the grass fields during bad-weather practices.But this insurance won’t be needed anytime soon because OSU has no games on grass fields in the 2010 regular season. As such, coach Jim Tressel said the team won’t practice on either of the grass fields all year.However, the team will utilize the practice lights, as it has night games against Marshall at home for the season-opener and at Wisconsin and Minnesota. Tressel said he has been asking athletic director Gene Smith for lighted practice fields for years.Despite revenues of more than $60 million each year, the football program needed a $5 million donation from the Harmon family of Toledo to complete the $5.2 million Practice Facility Renovation Project.The ongoing first phase will be finished by June 13, when OSU sports camps begin. The second phase, which includes lighting and video towers, is scheduled for completion by Aug. 1 and the official start of fall practice.This project will displace the field hockey practice field, which will be moved to the north side of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at a cost of $1.6 million, said Don Patko, associate athletic director for facilities at OSU. The field hockey team’s new field is slated to be done by Aug. 12.Meanwhile, the football program will formally dedicate its new field at 4:30 p.m. Friday, when both Jim Tressel and Gene Smith will speak. It will be an opportunity to show off to recruits coming in town for Saturday’s Spring Game. read more

Opinion 5 keys to Ohio States matchup against Virginia Tech

Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) blocks for redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) during a game against Navy Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in baltimore. OSU won, 34-17.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State football team’s season-opening 34-17 win against Navy was a tale of two halves.The Midshipmen led, 7-6, at halftime — which certainly taught us all a lot about this year’s Buckeyes. The comeback run in the second half might have taught us even more, but there will be much more to watch for when the Buckeyes take the field next.The Lantern’s sports editors picked five keys to OSU’s matchup with the Hokies that could decide whether the team moves to 2-0 or suffers an early-season loss.1. J.T. Barrett round twoTo be completely honest, redshirt-freshman quarterback Barrett did as well as can be expected for his first career game. The man had not taken a competitive snap since his senior year of high school — when he tore his ACL — and still threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns.Barrett wasn’t Braxton Miller last week, and he won’t emulate the injured senior quarterback against the Hokies either. But that doesn’t mean the Buckeyes are out of luck.If you’re looking for ankle-breaking running ability or a cannon for a right arm, Miller is still your guy. But Barrett was smoothly efficient and deceptively productive in his first start. After leading the Buckeyes with 50 rushing yards and going 12 of 15 on pass attempts with just one interception, look for the offense to open up for Barrett going forward.2. Will Bud Foster’s defense shut down Buckeye offense?Ever since defensive coordinator Bud Foster’s arrival in Blacksburg, Va., the Hokies have been a model of consistency on defense.Despite losing, 35-10, to then-defending national champion Alabama last season, the Hokie defense held the Crimson Tide to just 206 yards of total offense, including just 110 passing.As Barrett enters his second start, Foster’s ability to dial up confusing blitzes will prove a tough challenge for not only for the quarterback, but also a young and inexperienced offensive line.The Buckeyes only managed six first half points last week, which marked the first time OSU had been held without a first half touchdown since the 2011 Buckeyes were held to just three first half points against Illinois (a game in which they completed just one pass).A similar performance could very well mean the first home loss under coach Urban Meyer. 3. Which running back earned the carries?When Meyer released the team’s first depth chart of the season, sophomore Ezekiel Elliott, redshirt-senior Rod Smith and freshman Curtis Samuel were all listed as co-starters at running back.Against Navy, Elliott earned offensive player of the game honors by carrying the ball 12 times for 44 yards and a touchdown, but actually finished the game behind Barrett and Samuel in rushing yardage. Samuel had 45 yards and averaged 6.4 yards per carry while Smith carried the ball just twice, but impressed Meyer by holding a block for 11 seconds during a special teams play.According to the Buckeyes’ new depth chart released this week, all three are still co-starters at the position.With one full game out of the way, it’s hard to believe Meyer and his staff have not picked a true favorite at the position. If they have, look for that player to have a breakout game against the Hokies. If the coaching staff really hold all three in equal esteem, look for the running back carousel to continue all season long.4. Record crowd expectedOhio Stadium has been a landmark for college football since being built in 1922, and it is set to break another record Saturday night. With the final touches being made to a $13.7 million renovation project that added 2,600 seats as well as new lighting fixtures, OSU is expecting a crowd of more than 108,000, a number which would crush the current record of 106,102, set during an Oct. 6, 2012, game against Nebraska. The Buckeyes prevailed, 63-38, in that game. One of the expected 108,000 is believed to be Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, who has made previous appearances at OSU football games against Texas in Austin (2006) and in Columbus last season against Wisconsin. If nothing else, the atmosphere, along with the world’s greatest athlete, should be a great recruiting pitch for Meyer and his coaching staff.5. Hokies represent last big test until late OctoberIf the past is any indication, Saturday’s game against the Hokies will be the biggest test the Buckeyes will face until traveling to Happy Valley in late October.OSU’s following games after Virginia Tech include matchups against Kent State, Cincinnati, Maryland and Rutgers. The only road game of those four comes against Maryland. Not exactly murderer’s row.If the Buckeyes have national championship hopes, they will need to impress the selection committee of the newly-installed College Football Playoff against the Hokies before playing what most believe is a mediocre schedule at best, until taking on Penn State on Oct. 25.OSU’s game against Virginia Tech is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

Grenfell Tower survivor 12 suffered cyanide poisoning papers show

first_imgVictims of cyanide are effectively choked by the toxic gas. Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, confusion, vomiting and convulsions. At high concentrations it can cause rapid death.”The effects are really quick… you could die within seconds depending on the level of exposure,” clinical toxicologist and emergency medicine and critical care consultant Dr Johann Grundlingh told BBC Newsnight.”When you breathe in oxygen normally, your cells produce energy. Cyanide blocks your capability to produce energy from oxygen.” Marcio Gomes wrapped his family in wet towels after becoming stranded on the 21st floor of the Grenfell TowerCredit: “If it was in a normal situation, I could have gone out. And he was seven months. He could have survived… But because of the conditions, he passed away.” Marcio Gomes, 38, who battled the blaze at the Grenfell Tower block inferno to save his wife and two daughtersCredit: 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. Richard Hull, Professor of chemistry and fire science at the University of Central Lancashire, said: “Plastic foam insulation is effectively made from crude oil and so it’s going to combust in more or less the same way as any other petrochemical.”It’s got a lot of nitrogen in it and therefore when it burns it produces both carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide.”A spokesman for the British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturer’s Association (BRUFMA) – the trade body which represents makers of insulation of the kind used at Grenfell Tower – said no assumptions should be made about what materials created toxic gases in the fire.”Gases given off by any burning material are toxic. The greatest toxic hazard in almost all fires is due to carbon monoxide,” he said, Expressing her anger towards whoever was responsible for deciding to place cheaper, less fire retardant cladding on Grenfell Tower, Mrs Gomes said: “You just killed my son. All three women, who had been led to safety during the disaster by their father Marcio, were placed in medically induced comas when they were admitted to King’s College Hospital, in south London.It was there that they were treated with a cyanide antidote, though only Luana was diagnosed as having been poisoned. Marcio Gomes wrapped his family in wet towels after becoming stranded on the 21st floor of the Grenfell Tower It is not known what may have produced cyanide in the Grenfell fire.However experts have suggested boards fitted during a £10 million refurbishment of the 24-storey block might have filled homes with the highly toxic substance when they caught fire.They could have produced enough deadly hydrogen cyanide to fill every flat at the west London high-rise, it has been reported. Marcio Gomes, 38, who battled the blaze at the Grenfell Tower block inferno to save his wife and two daughters It comes after a public meeting between the leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, the police and residents descended into chaos as anger about the progress of the police investigation boiled over on Wednesday.Senior investigating officer Matt Bonner was met with cries of “arrest someone” as he said the investigation would “not be quick but it would be thorough”.Kensington and Chelsea Council’s new leader Elizabeth Campbell was heckled by one audience member.After the meeting, hundreds of mourners gathered at a wall plastered in tributes in the west London neighbourhood to mark four weeks since the blaze.Among those at the vigil was Emma Dent Coad, the newly elected MP for the area, who said: “It is still chaotic, the whole process of housing people, getting them social housing, mental health help, whatever other help they are getting, obviously the people who aren’t getting help come to me. “It’s disgraceful, actually, the council are still failing people every day.” A 12-year-old girl who survived the Grenfell Tower fire was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning raising fears the toxic gas may have contributed to some of the disaster’s 80 deaths.Medical discharge papers show Luana Gomes was treated for the poisoning which may have been released by burning of insulation or plastics during the fire.Luana’s sister and mother Andreia, who was seven months pregnant at the time of the blaze, were also treated for risk of cyanide poisoning. Mrs Gomes lost her unborn baby. “There is no evidence to suggest that PIR (rigid polyisocyanurate) presents any special hazard in terms of toxicity.”In tests on buildings with PIR panels, carried out by the UK Fire Research Station, no additional hazard from smoke or toxic gases was noted compared to those due to the burning of other buildings.”last_img read more

ANOTHER VOICE – Branko Tamse RK Celje PL I am 100 for

Despite International Handball Federation still don’t want to give official response to voices of many TOP coaches who demands shot-clock as the way of attack regulation in handball, topic isn’t closed. The last coach with huge knowledge and visible results on international level, RK Celje Pivovarna Laskoa leader Branko Tamse also support idea of “shot-clock” in handball as the way to make our sport “cleaner” and clearer to the potential markets:I am 100% for shot-clock. Of course, has to be defined, whether it will be 35 or 40 seconds, what is going to happen after saves or blocks when you get another possesion of the ball. Basketball gives another attack with shorter period of time. That is a good example. That could change a lot of things in handball. Game would become faster and more interesting for all. A human factor and influence would become much smaller. Now, someone raise hand for passive attack, someone not. There is a lot of space for improvements in rules. That can change future of our sports in some countries which don’t play handball, but love sport. People in USA don’t know the rules and they aren’t interest. That is a huge problem of handball. I am the first one for these kind of changes – said Branko Tamse in interview for Balkan-Handball.com.PHOTO: RK Celje PL ← Previous Story RN Lowen beat Wisla Plock in front of only 1.152 fans! Next Story → Sead Hasanefendic to lead Algeria! read more

Over 40 Traveller groups to protest at the Dáil against racism

first_imgMore: Martin ‘very annoyed’ by Fianna Fáil councillor’s call to ‘segregate’ Travellers > MORE THAN 300 members of the Travelling community, the general public, the Irish Traveller Movement, and from over 40 Traveller groups throughout Ireland are expected to protest outside the Dáil tomorrow against Traveller racism.Damien Walshe of the Irish Travellers Movement said the protest is in response to a recent upsurge in anti-Traveller racism, “particularly from public representatives and members of the judiciary”.It also follows the recent burning of a house allocated to a Traveller family in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.“A letter will be presented to the Taoiseach and the heads of all political parties calling on them to challenge instances of racism perpetrated by party members,” said Walshe. “It wouldn’t be acceptable for some of these comments to be made about any other group”.The protest will begin at 13.30 outside the main entrance of Leinster House at Kildare Street, Dublin 2.Read: Traveller group expresses ‘deep concern’ over judge comments >last_img read more

Greeks come away winners at poker tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s Georgios Sotiropoulos has come away the winner at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe after claiming the golden bracelet, making it three bracelet winners from Greece within the space of a week.The Greek pro was one of contributors to the 546 bundles of cash collected for Event #8 and walked away with more than money after defeating Paul Tedeschi heads-up.Sotiropoulos also walked away €112,133 richer in the process. Greece had never produced any winners prior to the tournament. The tournament, held in Germany’s capital Berlin, featured 2,144 players concluding last week.Despite being one of the smaller poker nations, Greece has had a recording breaking performance at the 2015 WSOPE and Sotiropoulos’s name will go down as being part of that impressive trio of wins.last_img read more

Les nouveautés dans Firefox 16 et 15

first_imgLes nouveautés dans Firefox 16 et 15 Firefox 16 est accessible aux développeurs sur le canal Aurora, tandis que la version bêta Firefox 15 s’avère disponible en téléchargement. Le point sur les innovations majeures. Alors que la version 15 du navigateur de Mozilla vient à peine de sortir en bêta, La 16e mouture se trouve déjà disponible pour les développeurs sur le canal Aurora de Firefox. Ceux-ci planchent actuellement sur le développement d’un App Store et d’une meilleure compatibilité avec le CSS3.Il s’agit notamment d’intégrer directement dans le code des nouvelles fonctions au lieu de passer par JavaScript, notamment pour les animations ou les transitions. Néanmoins, de nombreuses implémentations sont nécessaires, selon les différents moteurs de rendu (Gecko, WebKit, Presto, etc.).Mozilla explique toutefois que certaines fonctions n’ont plus besoin d’être “préfixées” grâce à Firefox 16, dont les CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transform, Image Values, Values & Units, ainsi que les prises en charge des dégradés réalisés dans la feuille de style.Meilleure gestion de la mémoire  Des améliorations ont également été apportées au HTML 5 : La prise en charge des bases de données en local avec IndexedDB, la prose en charge de l’élément “meter” l’apparition des API Battery, Viration et Microdata. Notons que dans cette version 16, Firefox activera par défaut le codec Opus, permettant d’optimiser les conversations Audio/Vidéo sur Internet.Un codec qui est déjà présent dans la bêta de Firefox 15, mais fonctionnel uniquement pour l’audio. Elle prendra aussi en charge la lecture des fichiers PDF. Grâce aux API SVG et Canvas, le rendu des images et du texte de ce type de document va être amélioré.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais la fondation a surtout promis qu’elle allait améliorer la gestion de la mémoire pour cette mouture. Le projet Memshrink permettrait alors d’optimiser le fonctionnement du navigateur.”Firefox 15 empêche les fuites de mémoire causées par la plupart des add-ons, y compris Firebug”, a indiqué Nicolas Nethercote, développeur Mozilla.”Pour de nombreux utilisateurs utilisant des add-ons, cela réduira considérablement la consommation de mémoire lors de la navigation, sans pour autant nécessiter de mises à jour de ces add-ons”, a-t-il promis.   Le 26 juillet 2012 à 17:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE announces new multiyear agreement to televise RAW and Smackdown in Germany

first_imgFacebook Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE issued the following press released on Monday announcing a new multi-year television agreement for RAW and Smackdown in Germany.We reported over the weekend regarding a statement by WWE where they were closing to making an announcement to keep WWE TV in the country.WWE® AND PROSIEBEN MAXX ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT FOR FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS RAW® AND SMACKDOWN®MUNICH, Germany and STAMFORD, Conn. 26 September, 2016 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and ProSiebenSat1’s sports business cluster, 7Sports, today announced a new multi-year agreement to televise WWE’s flagship programs Raw® and SmackDown® in German on ProSieben MAXX, beginning in April 2017. This marks the first time both shows have aired on the same free-to-air channel in Germany.“We are proud that we were able to secure this deal for ProSieben MAXX,” said Zeljko Karajica, CEO, 7Sports. “This gives us the opportunity to extend our WWE coverage and make sports entertainment even more popular in Germany.”“Sports entertainment programming is in great demand with our viewers, and we are thrilled to announce that as of 2017, ProSieben MAXX will be Germany’s number one TV channel for WWE programs,” said René Carl, Managing Director, ProSieben MAXX.“ProSieben MAXX shares our vision and passion for engaging and entertaining WWE fans,” said Ed Wells, WWE Executive Vice President, International. “This partnership creates one primary destination in ProSieben MAXX for fans to enjoy our unique blend of action-packed, family entertainment.”ProSieben MAXX has aired SmackDown since April 2014. WWE’s popularity in Germany continues to grow, with more than half a million viewers on average tuning in to WWE TV programming each week.ProSieben MAXX will also serve as a marketing partner for WWE Live in Frankfurt on Wednesday, November 2 at Festhalle starting at 7pm; Munich on Thursday, November 3 at Olympiahalle starting at 7pm; Oberhausen on Tuesday, November 8 at the Koenig-Pilsner Arena starting at 7pm; and Berlin on Wednesday, November 9 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena starting at 7pm. Tickets are available at www.eventim.deAbout ProSieben MAXXProSiebenSat.1 Group’s free-to-air TV channel, ProSieben MAXX, is available to more than 85 percent of German households via cable, satellite, DVB-T and IPTV, as well as in Austria and Switzerland. Airing sports highlights such as NFL live matches, drama series, documentaries, in-house productions and movies, ProSieben MAXX offers first-class television aimed at a target group of male viewers between the ages of 14 and 39.About 7 SportsAs the sports business cluster of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, 7Sports bundles the entire group’s innovative and digital sports portfolio. In this manner, 7Sports strives to build digital sport platforms, to expand and exploit the 360° marketing power of exclusive sports productions, to manage young talents and professional athletes, and produce first-class sporting events. 7Sports benefits from the ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s many years of experience with popular sports brands like ran.de and the successful acquisition of new platforms such as Sportdeutschland.TV,90min.com, and EverSport.tv. This complementarity creates ideal synergies across the individual sports segments. Backed by the marketing power of ProSiebenSat.1 in the sports environment, 7Sports is one of the most valuable platforms for sports-oriented advertisers, co-investors, and professional athletes in the German-speaking world.About WWEWWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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