India will be hoping to return to winning ways when they take on Australia in the fourth of the ongoing five-match ODI series in Mohali on Sunday. The hosts were beaten by 32 runs in Ranchi on Friday as Australia kept their hopes alive.Captain Virat Kohli hinted that India will be making a few changes to the playing XI. Batting coach Sanjay Bangar on Friday announced MS Dhoni would be rested for the final two ODIs in Mohali and Delhi, respectively.Meanwhile, India may look to bring in KL Rahul in place of out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan despite the opener receiving the backing of Bangar. On the other hand, India may go back to playing two wrist-spinners with Yuzvendra Chahal likely to replace Ravindra Jadeja.India vs Australia, 4th ODI: Live ScoreAll eyes will be on Rishabh Pant as the young wicketkeeper-batsman gets an audition to prove his worth and book a spot in India’s World Cup squad. Also, it remains to be seen if Ambati Rayudu will find a place in the playing XI after successive failures in the ongoing series.India vs Australia 4th ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus Mohali matchWhat time does the 4th ODI between India vs Australia start?The 4th ODI between India and Australia starts at 01.30 PM IST on March 10, Friday at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.What TV channel and live stream is the 4th ODI between India and Australia Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV andAirtel TV will live stream India vs Australia match.advertisementWhere will the 4th ODI between India and Australia be played?The 4th ODI between India and Australia will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium from 01.30 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs Australia 4th ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 4th ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Australia from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 4th ODI between India and Australia?India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant (wk).Australia: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff.Also See:
Share on Twitter Australia’s wing Reece Hodge went unpunished for a high tackle on Fiji’s Peceli Yato, although he was retrospectively cited and has now been banned for the rest of the pool stage.The Samoan pair Rey Lee-Lo and Motu Matu’u did likewise in their win over Russia and Lee-Lo has now been banned for three weeks.World Rugby took the unprecedented step of criticising its own referees in the wake of those incidents and there is a feeling a spate of red cards could now be the result.Speaking before Wales’ crunch match with Australia in Tokyo on Sunday, the flanker Tipuric said: “We spoke about the laws before coming into the tournament and about tackle techniques. Shaun Edwards did quite a bit with us about being aware and adjusting our tackle height a little bit because, with the new laws coming in, you have to be extra careful.” In disciplinary documents released by World Rugby on Thursday it was revealed Hodge was not even aware of the crackdown on dangerous tackles. The governing body expressed its concern at Hodge’s admission which raises serious questions about the Wallabies’ preparations. It is a direct contrast to Wales’ detailed approach.The forwards coach, Robin McBryde, said: “The communication between World Rugby and ourselves has been excellent. Everyone is more than aware of the crackdown on certain rules. Players know they will have to do their utmost to keep their focus and concentration to not make silly errors.”Warren Gatland knows Wales cannot afford to lose a man if they want to beat Australia in what is viewed as a straight shootout to see who will ultimately top Pool D.Wales beat the Wallabies the last time they met in November 2018 and in doing so broke a 13-match losing streak dating back to 2008. Over the course of those 14 games, the average gap between the two sides has been only seven points and another tight battle is expected in the Japanese capital. Twitter Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Rugby World Cup Read more The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.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 need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Ken Owens is expected to be fit to play for Wales against Australia after picking up a knock against Georgia. Photograph: Ben Evans/Huw Evans/Rex/Shutterstock Justin Tipuric says Wales have done everything they possibly can – including extra tackle technique work – to ensure they stay on the right side of the laws at the World Cup. The opening weekend of action in Japan saw the tournament’s officials widely criticised for a series of poor decisions where players escaped red cards despite their dangerous play. Support The Guardian Pinterest Topics Reece Hodge case provides unwanted World Cup distraction for Wallabies Facebook news Share via Email Since you’re here… Rugby World Cup 2019 Share on LinkedIn Wales rugby union team Share on Messenger Tipuric added: “Before we even came here you knew this was going to be a big one. Now we’re here it’s time to perform. Momentum is important. If you keep on building that and put in good performances you are going to be flying and tough to beat.“Ideally we will win on Sunday and it would put us top of the group and make life a little bit easier for the rest of the games.”Wales have been boosted by positive injury updates on Ken Owens and Hadleigh Parkes who will be fit for the match after picking up knocks in Monday’s 43-14 thrashing of Georgia. Share on Facebook Rugby union
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Pogba would’ve thrived in Man Utd treble team – Sheringhamby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTeddy Sheringham believes that Paul Pogba would have fitted into Manchester United’s treble winning team.Pogba is the best outfield player in United’s current squad.But many fans have wondered if he’d get into the team with the likes of Paul Scholes and Roy Keane around.And now they have an answer from a man who played a key role in that 1999 squad.Sheringham told Stadium Astro: “I think he would because he is a very talented player.”He would have been brought back down to earth at the right times when he’s… not stepping out of line, because you’re not stepping out of line, you’re just not doing the right things at the right times.”That’s what made our team so good. We did all the right things at the right times.”There’s a lot of players who do the wrong things constantly. You have to do the right things at the right times for you to be part of a team.”I think he would have been told by the senior members, ‘pass the ball. Stop showing how good you are. We play as a team’.”The more you keep telling them, you hope that the penny drops.”There’s always times to do that bit of flashness, to get you out of a problem on the football pitch, but not every time you get it.”
Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter Canadian Stage has announced that Matthew Jocelyn will be stepping down as Artistic and General Director after nine seasons in order, in his own words, “to make room for what might happen next.” Jocelyn will remain in his role until June 2018 and program the company’s 18.19 season, to be announced later this spring.He continued: “It has been a true honour to lead Canadian Stage into its present position as a flagship organization of and for contemporary performing art in Toronto, nationally and internationally. I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to work with many of our country’s most innovative stage artists – as well as their colleagues from around the world – to help foster a globally-engaged network of artistic curiosity and excellence.”“I would like to thank all of our artistic and institutional collaborators, as well as the Canadian Stage staff and board of directors, without whom this work would not have been possible, and with many of whom lasting friendships have been forged. Most importantly, I wish to acknowledge the wide spectrum of Canadian Stage audiences who – through their appetite for bold, innovative performance – have reinforced the pursuit of an artistic vision positioned at the very heart of the world within which we live. I am proud of what we have accomplished together.”“For nearly a decade, Matthew has awed, inspired and, at times, confronted us, while paving the way for cutting-edge live performance in Canada. On behalf of the board, we express sincere gratitude for his outstanding artistic leadership and wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” said Alexandra Baillie, co-chair of the Canadian Stage Board of Directors.“Matthew steered the company through a daring transition with uncompromising commitment to the art and set the foundation for Canadian Stage’s future. Our dedicated board and management teams look forward to working with the new wave of creative leadership to build on that strong foundation and take the company into its next chapter,” added co-chair Tony Baylis.An international search for Jocelyn’s successor, led by the Canadian Stage board and executive team, will begin in the coming weeks.Joining the company in 2009 following the 17-year tenure of Marty Bragg, Jocelyn unveiled a vibrant new mandate establishing Canadian Stage as a home for boundary-breaking multidisciplinary contemporary work from Canada and around the world. Over the course of eight seasons, the Toronto not-for-profit commissioned, produced or presented award-winning large-scale creations by such celebrated home-grown artists as Robert Lepage (887); Crystal Pite (Olivier Award-winner Betroffenheit); Atom Egoyan (Martin Crimp’s Cruel and Tender); Marie Chouinard (The Garden of Earthly Delights), and Stan Douglas – whose groundbreaking multimedia noir Helen Lawrence continues to be toured by Canadian Stage, most recently with an engagement at Los Angeles’ CAP UCLA.Promoting unprecedented global exposure, Jocelyn’s vibrant programming model – distinguished by an exceptional diversity of producing partnerships – also allowed Toronto audiences to discover renowned international companies through the Spotlight Festival series, numerous works in translation and memorable touring presentations like the critical favourite Kiss & Cry by Belgian artists Jaco van Dormael and Michèle Anne de Mey, and British choreographer Akram Khan’s sold-out hit DESH. These curatorial efforts were rewarded with a historic win at the 2016 Dora Awards: the first time in Dora history that a single company was awarded outstanding Production Awards in the General Theatre, Dance and Touring categories.Strengthening Canadian Stage’s longstanding commitment of supporting emerging artists, Jocelyn also helped establish the professional careers of such theatre creators as Jordan Tannahill (Botticelli in the Fire and Sunday in Sodom; Concord Floral; Declarations — upcoming) and Britta Johnson, whose new musical Life After opened Canadian Stage’s 30th anniversary season to unanimous acclaim. His tenure also saw the creation of the York University-Canadian Stage MFA in Stage Direction (now in its seventh year), and the Berkeley Street Theatre Company-in-Residence Program (past: Studio 180, Company Theatre, Necessary Angel, Theatre Smash, Crow’s Theatre), currently welcoming Sandra Laronde’s Red Sky Performance and theatre composer Njo Kong Kie. Under Jocelyn’s revamped repertory format, Canadian Stage’s beloved pay-what-you-can Shakespeare in High Park summer series steadily expanded its local audiences.Jocelyn will work with Interim Managing Director and longtime Executive Producer, Sherrie Johnson, to lead the company through the remainder of its current season.Prior to Canadian Stage, the Toronto-born Jocelyn held the position of Director of France’s Atelier du Rhin for 10 years, creating a body of work for which he was awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. He continues to work as a freelance director and writer of theatre and opera; his most recent project, the libretto for Brett Dean’s opera Hamletat the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival, having garnered rave reviews from international press. Jocelyn’s Canadian Stage directorial highlights include Melissa James Gibson’s THIS, the English-language premiere of Liv Stein by Georgian playwright Nino Haratischwili, and Simon Stephens’ Harper Regan. From November 26 – December 17, he will direct another Canadian premiere of a Stephens play, Heisenberg as part of Canadian Stage’s 30th anniversary line-up. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement
The curfew in Gampaha was enforced from 7pm last night to 6am today. The island-wide curfew re-imposed last night as tensions continued around the country, has been lifted this morning.The Police said that the curfew was in place from 9Pm last night to 4am today.
A year-long pilot project dedicating one lane to city buses could be coming to an end in Hamilton. On Wednesday a committee will vote on the fate of the King Street bus lanes.The pilot project was launched last October to mixed reviews from commuters to city councillors.So, have the commuters and councillors warmed up to the change after one year?In the TV sitcom world, pilot projects either hit pay dirt or just dirt. In the case of the bus-only lanes on King Street — according to most people we spoke to tonight — it’s the latter.Last October, buses received their very own lane along King Street, from Mary to Dundurn Street – and riders were instantly on board.“I love them. I think it’s more organized and makes the city look cleaner. The bus has been on time and on route and stuff, everything’s been fine with it.”However, what buses gained on space, other motorists lost on commute times.“The traffic is so jammed up. Especially coming off the side streets and stuff like that. It just makes it really challenging to get to work because I work on a side street that’s around the bus lanes so that makes it challenging.”For councillor Terry Whitehead, he didn’t have to wait the full year to realize that the $300-thousand pilot project wasn’t meant to be: “Pretty clear after the first several months from the number of complaints from both merchants and drivers that this was going to be a failed program.”Councillor Whitehead feels that Hamilton’s unique geography was one reason why the bus-lanes haven’t worked: “We are not Europe, we are not California, Hamilton has a unique geography with the escarpment with five access. You can’t bleed out traffic like you can in a regular way like in those other cities.”Motorists in Hamilton aren’t the only people looking for these bus lanes to get the boot.Roland Debeh, Rolly Rockets BBQ: “Our lunch business is non-existent, like literally almost non-existentRoland says the addition of the bus lanes switched the street parking on King from the north to the south side without proper signage. He says this is the main culprit for his decrease in business: “When you’re driving down at 50-60km/h you can’t be squinting for a sign — you need an immediate visual.”Though councillor Whitehead thinks the project was a flop, the feels the next one related to busing needs to be well thought out: “We’re optimizing not only the service, we’re mitigating traffic jams and we’re certainly not impacting the businesses we’re trying to assist.”It’s expected that city council will be presented with cold, hard statistics about the bus-only lanes. But after speaking with people today, it looks like their mind is made up.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Winds could ground balloons in Macy’s parade; rain and snow snarl holiday travel by Meghan Barr, The Associated Press Posted Nov 25, 2013 6:31 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Thanksgiving travellers scrambled to book earlier flights Tuesday to avoid a sprawling storm bearing down on the East Coast with a messy mix of snow, rain and wind that threatened to snarl one of the busiest travel days of the year and ground giant balloon versions of Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants in the Macy’s parade.The characters that soar between Manhattan skyscrapers every year may not lift off Thursday if sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 mph, according to city rules enacted after fierce winds in 1997 caused a Cat in the Hat balloon to topple a light pole and seriously injure a spectator.Current forecasts call for sustained winds of 20 mph and gusts of 36 mph.“At this time, it is too early to make any determinations on the flight of the giant balloons,” said Macy’s spokesman Orlando Veras. “On Thanksgiving morning, Macy’s works closely with the NYPD, who, based on real time weather data and the official regulations determine if the balloons will fly and at what heights.”Balloons have been grounded only once in the parade’s 87-year history, when bad weather kept them from flying in 1971. They’re set to be inflated in Manhattan on Wednesday evening.Meanwhile, meteorologists warned that the storm, which has moved across the country, would almost certainly upset holiday travel plans on Wednesday for those hoping to visit loved ones in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Many travellers were moving to earlier flights, taking advantage of airlines’ policies to waive their normal change fees.Lisa Jablon was originally supposed to fly Delta from New York City to Syracuse, N.Y., on Wednesday at 9:39 a.m. But after following the storm’s movements, she decided to jump on the last flight out Tuesday night.“I’m flying up to spend the holiday with my boyfriend’s family and I didn’t want to get stuck,” Jablon said. “The rain seems to be better off tonight than it looks tomorrow morning.”The good news is that the storm is supposed to pass through the Northeast before Thanksgiving Day, with the weather mostly clearing up by Wednesday evening.Most airlines are hoping the storms won’t be too severe, allowing them to continue operating a nearly full schedule with few cancellations, but likely a lot of delays, said Daniel Baker, CEO of FlightAware, a global flight tracking service.“Cancellations are used as a good, preventative measure to avoid cascading delays that can negatively impact travellers thousands of miles away,” Baker said.Heavy rain and high winds would affect travel by air and road in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic and could have a ripple effect on airports with departing and originating flights elsewhere.Heavy rain and breezy conditions were in the forecast Wednesday from the Carolinas to the Northeast, with ice and snow a possibility in the Appalachians, western Pennsylvania and western New York.The storm system, already blamed for at least 11 deaths, could also spawn isolated tornadoes in the Florida Panhandle. The Southeast is set to suffer soaking rain in the coming days, primarily in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.“It couldn’t have come at a worse time,” said meteorologist Tim Morrin of the National Weather Service. “Visibility will be restricted not only by the rain and wash from other cars, but from the fog.”After arguing with American Airlines on Tuesday, David Short was able to board a flight from New York City to Dallas a day earlier than planned. The airline initially told him it would cost $2,000 to get on the earlier flight, but a few hours later a representative told him the airline was offering flight-change waivers at no cost.“It was definitely very frustrating and stressful, but it’s all working out,” Short said.This holiday will likely see the most air travellers since 2007, according to Airlines for America, the industry’s trade and lobbying group, with the busiest day being Sunday, an estimated 2.56 million passengers. Wednesday is expected to be the second-busiest, with 2.42 million passengers.___Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Scott Mayerowitz and Deepti Hajela in New York City, John Raby in Charleston, W.Va., Jill Bleed in Little Rock, Ark., and Diana Heidgerd, David Koenig and David Warren in Dallas.
Senior wide receiver Evan Spencer (6) celebrates with redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall (17) during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 18 at Ohio stadium. OSU won, 56-17.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorMore than any other position group in football, wide receivers have a reputation for being divas.At Ohio State, that reputation might not be lost when stepping into wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s room.“We definitely have divas, yes, we have divas,” redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall said Monday. “I can’t tell you their names ‘cause they’re my brothers, but we have divas in the wide receiver room.”But earlier on Monday, Smith rejected the idea of there being any divas in the room.“Certainly not here,” he said. “That’s elsewhere, everywhere else.”But for the Buckeyes — while that diva attitude might be present depending who you ask — the goals of the team come to the forefront more than individual glory, Marshall said. He added that each receiver is still ready to step into the limelight when his time comes.“We want to win more than we want the ball,” he said. “So if we do have to get the ball to win, I feel like we can make the plays that’s given to us. That’s why it’s not so much of a battle in the room anymore, because we want to win.”Despite a plethora of different personalities at the position, Marshall credited Smith for his ability to keep the group together.“Coach Smith, I think he handles it all well, our own little personalities,” he said.The core group of OSU’s receiving corps consists of six players — two seniors in Devin Smith and Evan Spencer, a redshirt-junior in Corey Smith, redshirt-sophomore Michael Thomas, sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson and redshirt-freshman Marshall. Those players have accounted for 72 of OSU’s 110 receptions this season for 1,236 yards and 15 touchdowns.“There’s probably six guys rotating right now,” Zach Smith said. “All six of them, there may not be a premier, marquee guy that’s going to have the national stats that put him into whatever top of the country, but that’s a testament to the development of those six guys in the group.”While none are well beyond the pack statistically, Thomas leads the group with 21 catches for 377 yards and is tied for the team-high with Devin Smith with five touchdown receptions.Zach Smith said the success of the Buckeyes’ receivers this season, despite none standing out from the pack, comes back down to the relationship they have with one another.“In order for Mike Thomas to touch the ball, Jalin might not touch it as many times, but there’s a great relationship between the two,” he said as an example. “He wants Jalin to touch the ball. They all want to do well. At the end of the day, all they really care about is we win and we do our job.”Thanks in part to the work of those recievers, the Buckeyes have done little but win so far this season. They hold a 5-1 overall record with a 2-0 mark in Big Ten play. Those wins are partially credited to the OSU offense which has been playing at a historic rate over the past few weeks, as the Buckeyes set a school record for consecutive games with 50 or more points when they did it for the fourth time in a row on Saturday against Rutgers.While continued team success might still be their No. 1 priority, Spencer said he’s also happy to see the success of his fellow receivers.“When one person is doing well, everybody’s doing well,” he said Monday. “And we really kind of expanded on that notion. The fact that we wish the best upon everybody.”Hoping for the success of the players around them comes back to the relationship the receivers have with each other, which Marshall described as brotherhood, but the concoction of personalities might also look something like a high school homeroom.“We got Mike Thomas, he’s kind of the clown, the class clown of the room, he always makes those comments,” Marshall said. “You got Evan Spencer, the leader, he’s like the class president.”Marshall also called Devin Smith the “goofiest one in the room,” Wilson the “class comedian,” and referred to Corey Smith as a clown alongside Thomas.“We’re all fools to our own extent, we like to have fun,” Spencer said.But as for himself, Marshall painted a picture of the one who might be the model student.“I don’t know about me, I just listen to coach Smith and go to practice, that’s what I do,” he said.As long as they avoid detention, the Buckeye receivers are set to lead OSU into a Saturday matchup with Penn State in State College, Pa. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.
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. Britain’s trains are the oldest since current records began despite record fare increase, figures show.Passengers are travelling in carriages which were typically built in the mid-1990s, according to Office of Rail and Road (ORR) statistics.Press Association analysis found the average age of 21.1 years is older than at any point in publicly available records and 60 per cent older than in 2006.Yet fares across Britain are set to go up 3.4 per cent from tomorrow (Jan 2) – the largest rise in five years.The ORR has previously said older trains can result in worse reliability, less comfortable journeys and poorer performance than modern versions, although it notes that older rolling stock can be refurbished.Travellers using the Caledonian Sleeper service between London and Scotland have to put up with mainland Britain’s oldest trains at 42 years old.Merseyrail, which runs trains in Merseyside, has the second oldest fleet at 38 years old.Both operators plan to introduce new rolling stock in the coming years.TransPennine Express, which operates in northern England and Scotland, has the newest trains at an average of just nine years old.Campaign for Better Transport chief executive Stephen Joseph claimed the age of Britain’s trains shows “just how far the railways have to go to modernise”. Trains in London and south-east England are typically 18 years old, while regional services are 24 years old.ORR figures show that £4.2 billion of taxpayers’ cash went to the rail industry in 2016/17.Taking inflation into account, this is down almost 13pc on the previous year but more than twice as much as British Rail used to get before privatisation.Private investment in rail reached a record £925 million in 2016/17, according to the RDG.A Department for Transport spokesman said: “We are investing record amounts in delivering the biggest rail improvement plan since Victorian times to improve services for passengers – providing faster, better and more comfortable trains with extra seats. Passengers all over the UK will be travelling on brand new trains within the next 18 months. We have introduced new trains on routes across the country, upgrading trains on other routes, and removing the outdated Pacer trains from the North.” He said: “We’ve been promised new trains by several train operators and some are under construction – we now want to see these promises turn into reality.”While some, like the famed Pacers in the North of England, do deserve the scrapyard, others can be refurbished to modern standards and could help deal with overcrowding on parts of the rail network.”Pacer trains were built in the 1980s using parts from buses and were only intended as a short-term solution to rolling stock shortages.ORR data shows the average age of rolling stock between January and March each year since 2001.A number of new trains were introduced following the end of British Rail in the mid-1990s but the average age has risen during the past decade.The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), representing train operators, says more than 5,500 new carriages will be in use across Britain by the end of 2020 and many other trains are undergoing multi-million pound refurbishments.But the launch of a new fleet of trains costing £5.7 billion in October was marred by water pouring out of a faulty air conditioning unit and a 41-minute delay.The problems hit the first passenger service by the new Hitachi-built Intercity Express trains as it travelled from Bristol to London. **UPDATE: Since this article was published it has been brought to The Telegraph’s attention that several trains operating on the Isle of Wight that are 80 years old. A South Western Railway [SWR] spokesperson said: “The Island Line uses former London Underground rolling stock that were first built in 1938. As the new franchise owners, SWR recently held a consultation on the future of the Island Line and how to make it more sustainable in the long term. One aspect of this consultation will be to examine rolling stock.”
Irish beef sellers can tell Americans that it is grass-fed, traceable and free of hormones The USDA has handed its seal of approval to the Bord Bia plan to market Irish beef in America. Image: Shutterstock/petereleven Short URL Image: Shutterstock/petereleven 15,885 Views THE AMERICAN DEPARTMENT of Agriculture has approved a Bord Bia plan for the marketing of Irish beef in the US.The USDA has handed its seal of approval to the Bord Bia plan to market Irish beef in America.The approval is the culmination of three years of engagement with USDA and came after a USDA visit to Bord Bia. The decision ensures that Irish beef sold in the USA from Bord Bia approved plants can now carry the USDA shield and guarantee that the claims Bord Bia makes are validated by their own national authority.These include allowing Bord Bia to tell Americans that Irish beef is:More than 80% grass dietFully traceable from farm to forkFrom quality assured farms and processing systemsOut to pasture for a certain period every yearRaised without the use of growth hormonesTreated responsibly with the use of antibiotics Jun 20th 2017, 7:34 AM http://jrnl.ie/3453213 41 Comments By Paul Hosford Share316 Tweet Email2 Tuesday 20 Jun 2017, 7:34 AM Following the meeting, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said:“I am extremely pleased that we have received the green light to proceed with a measure which has the potential to add significant value to our beef offering to the US.“Such a marketing tool will allow our beef exporters pursue the premium US beef market and will boost Irish beef exports to the US which will be crucial in terms of Brexit mitigation.”Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy said that this achievement is reward for the considerable effort involved in pursuing an application through the USDA Process Verified Program (PVP) and will reinforce Bord Bia’s marketing and promotion strategy in the US.In 2015 Irish beef was the first EU beef accepted on American shelves after a 15-year ban following a BSE outbreak.Read: Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has praised teammate Lucas Torreira after the Uruguayan midfielder put in a stellar performance in their 4-2 win against Spurs.Torreira scored the fourth goal as Arsenal came back from 2-1 down at half-time to win 4-2, and Leno was happy with the midfielder’s contribution.“Torreira is incredible,” Leno told the club’s website.“He’s a fighter and he’s so important for our game, for the whole defense. He produced another perfect game today”Leno, who joined Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen experienced his first North London derby and revealed they are aiming for the top four this season.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It was my first derby and the atmosphere was incredible. It was an important game for our fans and for us as well,” he said.“We want to finish the season in the top four and now we’re in front of Tottenham. It was very important.“It’s not just an important game for a manager to win against a team from the top six, it’s important for us as a team.“We lost the first two games against Chelsea and Manchester City but against Liverpool, we played very well.“We didn’t win that one but today we won against a good team and showed a very good performance.”
A man who allegedly stole an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint at Clackamas Town Center in Oregon on Friday made his first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on Monday.Jajuane Daeshawn Etheridge, 23, appeared in court on suspicion of first-degree possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of a firearm. Court documents indicate he gave the puppy to his ex-girlfriend’s daughter in Vancouver.Judge Diane Woolard set bail at $100,000 and appointed attorney Art Bennett to represent him.Etheridge, who is listed as a transient, was arrested after a three-hour SWAT standoff Sunday at 4710 Plomondon St. No. 14. Police found the stolen dog, Harpo, unharmed in a suitcase at the apartment. Harpo is valued at $2,000.Police were tipped off to the dog’s location after Etheridge’s ex-girlfriend saw a story on the bulldog robbery, Vancouver police Officer James Watson wrote in a probable cause affidavit filed with the court. She went online and learned the suspect’s description matched her ex-boyfriend’s and that the suspect used a silver handgun: she owns one and knows Etheridge had access to it. The puppy that she had also matched the photos of the stolen one posted in the news story, Watson said.She called 911 and police responded.Etheridge was taken into custody after the standoff. Police officers noticed a suitcase that was moving a bit and found Harpo inside.The dog was allegedly taken from Jim and Pat Steele, who raise English bulldogs near Oregon City, Ore. The arrangement was for the suspect to buy two dogs in the shopping center parking lot for $4,000, but the suspect displayed a gun and made off with one dog, Harpo, a 9-pound pup who is about 10 weeks old.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating the death of a child in Miami Gardens.According to Miami Gardens Police, a child died near 20100 NW 15th Ave., Wednesday. Police called the death “undetermined.”Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said this was a medical call involving a minor.The identity of the child has not been released.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesOkay, so there is friction in the Royal Palace, with all the separation of offices and all. Apparently, the long-brewing feud between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton is being blamed for the separation.Apparently, Kensington Palace announced last week that both the Cambridges and Sussexes have officially split their royal households. Meghan Markle, who is around eight months pregnant, and Prince Harry are preparing to move from central London to Frogmore Cottage, on the grounds of Windsor Castle, ahead of the arrival of their first child.Speaking to Good Morning America, royal expert Roya Nikkhah explained the split and said: “The thinking behind this is the Royal Family preparing for when things are probably going to be different in the next few years.”Given that the Queen and the Prince of Wales are funding their new office – I think fair enough that they wanted to have a little bit more control over what they wanted to be doing.” Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesIn fact the feud had apparently gotten so out of hand that the Queen herself had to step in. The separation of offices was reportedly a move approved by the Queen. In a statement, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Queen has agreed to the creation of a new Household for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following their marriage in May last year.Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are apparently involved in a feud that seems to be causing the Queen some grief. Meghan Markle it seems is trying to assert her independence which might be irking the Royal Palace. Meghan Markle is expected to give birth in April.
Ryan Poppe/Texas Public RadioTed CruzU.S. Senator Ted Cruz and President Trump share a stormy political relationship but they might have to put that aside in time for the midterm elections. Political experts say Cruz will also need to walk a fine line in terms of how much help he actually gets from the president. During the 2016 primary election, Trump described Cruz, who was also vying for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination as, “Lying Ted.”During that same election, Trump also criticized the appearance of Cruz’s wife and made comments about Cruz’s father.Two years later, Cruz will likely have to reach out to the president to campaign on his behalf ahead of the 2018 midterms.Recent polls by the Texas Lyceum Group and Quinnipiac University show Cruz ahead of his Democratic opponent Beto O’Rourke by only single digits.Both polls also show Trump’s support still running high among likely Republican voters at 84 percent, while 94 percent of Texas Democrats disapprove of the job he is doing.Cruz’s campaign manager Jeff Roe wrote, “We have not placed a formal request for a rally or event but Senator Cruz and President Trump speak often about the political landscape in Texas and how the President can be helpful.”Mark Jones, professor of political science at Rice University, said Cruz needs Trump’s help but “he is a little reticent to have President Trump become too involved in his campaign because that gives Democrats something to mobilize their voters around.”On top of that, if Cruz aligns too closely with Trump, Jones said he might lose support from an important group of Republicans: the moderates, who Jones said might cross over to Beto O’Rourke as a way to demonstrate their rejection of both Cruz and Trump.Jones said while the race between Cruz and O’Rourke is close, Cruz is still favored to win, with or without the president’s help.When Cruz spoke with the Houston Chronicle at a campaign event Monday in Seguin, he said Republicans outnumber Democrats in Texas but if not enough Republicans get fired up and vote, he could be in big trouble in November.Ryan Poppe can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @RyanPoppe1 Share
YouTube Yanks 210 Channels for Spreading Propaganda Against Hong Kong Protests Related Last quarter, Google executives called out “year-on-year headwinds” facing the entire smart phone industry, with consumers shying away from purchasing expensive high-end phones. Fast forward 3 months, and Google does have an answer of sorts: The company released its budget-priced Pixel 3a phones, which start at $399, in May.Those efforts seemed to be paying off, if Thursday’s numbers are any indication. Google CEO Sundar Pichai called out the Pixel 3a during the company’s earnings call Thursday afternoon, and said that Pixel sales grew 2x year-over-year.Google’s non-advertising revenue was up by close to 40%, to the tune of $6.18 billion for the quarter. In addition to hardware revenues and subscription services, “other revenues” also includes the company’s cloud computing business. Executives said Thursday that the company’s cloud business was operating at an $8 billion annual run rate.Google executives also once again highlighted YouTube as a major revenue contributor, with Alphabet and Google CFO Ruth Porat saying that the video service was the second-largest revenue growth contributor during the quarter. She also said that the company’s increased take-downs of harmful content had only negligible impact on Google’s revenue. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 News Corp Is Developing Knewz, a News-Aggregation Service to Counter Google That Would Present Content Without ‘Bias’ Investors in Google’s parent company Alphabet can stop holding their breath: The company posted stronger-than-expected Q2 2019 earnings Thursday, revealing a net income of nearly $10 billion for the quarter. Alphabet’s shares were up more than 9% in after-hours trading.In Q2, Alphabet generated revenue of $38.94 billion, compared to $32.66 billion during the same quarter last year. The company’s net income for the quarter was $9.95 billion. Last year around, the company only booked a net income of $3.2 billion due to hefty fines it had to pay to the European Union. Without those fines, net income for Q2 of 2018 would have been $8.23 billion.This past quarter’s net income translates to diluted earnings per share of $14.21. Analysts had expected earnings per share of $11.30 on revenue of $38.16 billion. This comes after Alphabet posted a notable earnings miss in Q1, when earnings per share were about a dollar below market expectations.
Ralph Lauren, famous for his love for old cars, has managed to amass more than 60 rare car models. He owns, among others, a 1958 Ferrari Testarossa and a 1929 Bentley Blower. All his cars are securely stored in a hidden park building in Bedford Hills, New York. Among them is a rare gem which he acquired in 1988.1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Gangloff Drop Head Coupe from the Ralph Lauren collection. Photo by Sfoskett~commonswiki CC BY-SA 3.0It is a Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, and it is worth a ridiculous $40 million. The Atlantic that is in Lauren’s ownership is officially the most expensive car in the world.The puzzling question is how can a car be worth a fortune? As Jalopnik reports: “It’s a beautiful car, but not $40 million beautiful. Then again in that rarefied air, you’re not paying for value, but for exclusivity.”1937 Type 57SC Atlantic No. 57591 from the Ralph Lauren collection. Photo by Sfoskett~commonswiki CC BY-SA 3.0While it can be seen as “only” a car, the Atlantic is much more than that. It is a historical monument of pre-War Europe on wheels.The Bugatti Type 57, that includes the Atlantic, was a creation of Jean Bugatti, the son of the founder Ettore.The cars were built between 1934 and 1940 with only 710 produced. The 57 SC type, the one that Lauren owns, is one of the most iconic models ever produced.1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, side view. Photo by Sfoskett~commonswiki CC BY-SA 3.0The “S” in the name stands for “surbaissé” which means “lowered” and C “compresseur”, a supercharger that was made as an answer to customer desire for higher power.Now there are only two 57SC models left in the world, with originally only three being produced to our knowledge. One was destroyed in a train accident in 1950.Bugatti Atlantic. Photo by 99Digital CC BY SA 4.0The other one is now in the Mullin Automotive Museum in Los Angeles — was sold to the museum for $38 million. The only free-roaming model is in the hands of Ralph Lauren.When Jean Bugatti produced it not many of his contemporaries understood the design. He debuted his Aérolithe concept in Paris in 1935. Aérolithe was the first model in the Type 57 collection.The cars were made of lightweight, but very sturdy magnesium alloy called electron instead of the aluminum sheets that usually coated Bugatti models.1935 Bugatti Type 57 Aérolithe. Photo by Unknown – old images CC BY-SA 3.0Magnesium is a highly flammable metal, which made it incredibly difficult for Jean to find a way to keep the parts together. However, he came up with an idea to connect the panels with external rivets and ridges along the roof.Nobody took his new concept seriously, and even Ettore was embarrassed and disappointed by this fact. However, with time passing the elektron panels became a signature ingredient of Bugatti cars and the Atlantic was built in the same manner.Lauren’s model was built in 1937 and was bought by a British Bugatti enthusiast in 1938. The fashion designer bought it in 1988 and hired a whole Paul Russell and Co. team to restore the model.They have managed to completely restore the original glory of the Atlantic so that it is almost in the same condition as when produced.The car still has some of the original features, including seats filled with horse hair and covered in goatskin leather, and the original EXK6 UK registration.The Atlantic can reach the astonishing 125 mph (200 kmph). It was awarded with the Best of Show at Pebble Beach in 1990, and at Villa d’Este in 2013.Read another story from us: Psychedelic Celebrity Cars of the 1960sLauren loves and takes pride in his Atlantic so much so that he took it as an inspiration for his new line of watches. He has created the whole collection based on the interior of his car. The watches feature black alligator straps and dials made of Elm burl wood.
How Success Happens February 15, 2017 In recent years, there has been an increase in celebrity investing of tech startups. Although official statistics are hard to come by, as a group, these investors are putting in tens of millions of dollars to work each year. From Hollywood stars to professional athletes, market participants have included Ashton Kutscher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lebron James and Shaquille O’Neill. There have also been tech startup investments made companies that are involved in the production of entertainment, like Disney, Comcast, WME Ventures and CAA. A question I often hear from entrepreneurs is whether taking in such money really provides any additional value?In the past several years, I have been fortunate enough to get a front-line view on this very topic as I have been active in startups which have received investments from a range of performers and public figures such as Beyonce, Troy Carter, Carmelo Anthony and Barbara Corcoran. Given the choice, private companies that can secure celebrity capital can benefit in five ways.Related: 8 Celebrities Getting (Financially) High Off of the Budding Legal Weed Business1. Market awarenessBy definition, many celebrities have prominent public profiles and substantial social media followings that can number in the millions (Ronaldo has 48MM Twitter followers alone). Generally speaking, when they disclose an investment, it tends to get covered in the business and tech press. This can help a startup that’s trying to make a name for itself gain market recognition and provide PR value that would be expensive or difficult to achieve otherwise. Such heightened awareness tends to get noticed by many of the company’s important stakeholders, including potential business partners, customers, investors and employees.2. Closing a roundIf a celebrity investor is perceived as strategic, his or her involvement can also help a company close its round, either by helping lure other celebrity investors (as they say, birds of a feather flock together) or financial investors. Even if the strategic value of the investor is not obvious, don’t underestimate the drawing power a celebrity investor has with potential co-investors who’d like to get a seat at the table, and who want to chat up the fact that they have co-invested with Bono or Ashton Kutcher. While it likely won’t help them get tickets to a concert or a dinner party invitation, it can help bolster their profile in the investment community by increasing their “cool factor”. Related: 5 High-Powered Animal Celebrities Who Earn More Than You Do3. Commercial opportunitiesSince many of these types of investors generate tons of media impressions and have a social network that tends to be made up of other influencers, they can be helpful in terms of opening up doors to folks in your industry. Imagine a sports drink or the latest social networking or communication app that have mass appeal. Many celebrity investors, and their business managers, have access to television networks, advertisers, agencies and other business organizations that they regularly interact with. For the right company, these relationships can open up new doors or may even help accelerate discussions. 4. Traffic explosion Many celebrities invest in consumer products or tech because this is what they’re familiar with the most, and it’s an area where they can have real impact. If your company sells a product to consumers, a celebrity can help drive bursts of traffic to your web and mobile sites. This can drive short-term sales and be good for SEO and the collection of consumer information, like email addresses. Entrepreneurs should understand that the organic reach that this can provide is not a substitute for a sustainable and effective marketing strategy. But it does tend to yield consumer interactions that should be capitalized upon.Related: 15 Celebrities Who Had Epic Fails as Entrepreneurs5. Employee moraleIt may be a bit more subtle, but an investment by an individual or firm that is widely recognized can also boost employee morale. In addition to serving as another form of validation, it provides a sense of momentum that sometimes can make employees feel like they are part of something special. The more the celebrity associates him or herself with the product, the stronger the affinity that employees may feel. Although this will not offset deeply-rooted problems with company culture or morale, it can provide a timely, albeit temporary, rallying point for staff.So, if you are in the hunt for capital, and spark interest from a celebrity investor, once the flattery wears off, keep in mind the different ways their involvement can help your business hit a new chord. Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Listen Now
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