Mets Down Hapless Phils, 6-5

first_imgNEW YORK — After stranding several runners at third, the Phillies stayed stuck in last place.Anthony Recker snapped a sixth-inning tie with a three-run homer in a rare start, and the New York Mets held off Philadelphia 6-5 Aug. 31 to avoid dropping into the NL East basement.“We had some missed opportunities on the offensive side of things,” Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg said. “Men on third base, less than two outs. Second and third, less than two outs. We weren’t able to capitalize on those situations.”Wilmer Flores had three hits and made two sparkling defensive plays at shortstop in the final two innings to help New York hang on. By taking two of three in the series, the Mets kept Philadelphia in the division cellar.Dillon Gee (6-6) pitched effectively into the seventh inning, and New York finished 13-6 against the Phillies this season.Domonic Brown homered and had a career-high four hits for Philadelphia, but grounded out with a runner on to end it. Ryan Howard also went deep.Recker, a backup catcher who had not played since Aug. 19 in Oakland, lined the first pitch he saw from A.J. Burnett in the sixth into the left-field seats to give the Mets a 5-2 lead. The home run was only his third hit since the All-Star break.Burnett (7-15), who has struggled mightily this season against the team that drafted him, looked sharp early on but ended up allowing five runs and nine hits over six inconsistent innings. Recker’s drive was the one that stung the most.“I think it was one pitch. You can pitch out of jams. You can make pitches. You can walk guys,” Burnett said. “That hanging deuce there, man, in the sixth — not a good pitch. Not in that situation.”Gee dodged trouble all afternoon, stranding a runner at third three times.With the bases loaded in the fourth, Wil Nieves grounded into a double play started by Flores. Ben Revere was left at third when Jimmy Rollins struck out in the fifth. And in the sixth, Gee struck out Nieves with runners at the corners before Cody Asche flied out to deep right-center.“We were fortunate there with the Nieves double play. It was a nice turn,” Gee said. “I thought the big one was also the strikeout to end the inning to Rollins. That was a big strikeout. I needed that bad.”Brown drove Jeurys Familia’s third pitch just over the left-center fence leading off the eighth to pull the Phillies to 5-4.Mets rookie Dilson Herrera, who made his major league debut Aug. 29, added an important insurance run in the bottom half with his first career RBI, driving in Kirk Nieuwenhuis with a single.Philadelphia put its first two hitters on in the ninth before Herrera and Flores turned a tough double play against Howard. Grady Sizemore had an RBI single before Jenrry Mejia retired Brown for his 21st save.Flores also helped Familia with a diving play on Revere’s hard-hit grounder to end the eighth.(SCOTT ORGERA)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Andy Murray back to winning ways at Wimbledon in doubles with Herbert

first_imgAndy Murray Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Pinterest Share via Email Wimbledon day four: Nadal outlasts Kyrgios, Kerber goes out and Murray returns – video Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Andy Murray played underneath the Court 1 roof on Thursday evening. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian With Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios slugging it out in a minor epic on Centre Court, those wanting to watch the early stages of Murray’s latest odyssey had to do so via the red button. It meant that many would have missed his tentative start – something that was entirely understandable given that he and Herbert had never played a competitive set together.Wires were crossed. Signals misinterpreted. And the pair were broken twice in their opening three service games as they lost the first set.But it soon became clear that Murray had chosen his partner well. Herbert is a top-40 singles player, with the doubles nous to have won four grand slams, and he began to read his partner’s returns and find ways to compliment his strengths. Once they had broken early in the second set they never looked back. The only sustained block on their march to victory was a 15-minute delay while the new Court No 1 was closed for the first time in a competitive men’s match as darkness descended on SW19. Hide Twitter Read more Thank you for your feedback. Angelique Kerber’s title defence ends but Serena Williams rallies to victory Share on LinkedIn … 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. Share on Twitter Facebook Tennis Support The Guardian ‘I was going for him’: Kyrgios beaten by Nadal but unapologetic for fiery clash Read more “Obviously when the schedule is like that, she can’t watch both,” he added. “She can’t be in two places at once. There’s many times here when she’s been watching Jamie’s doubles, rushed over to watch my singles and vice versa. Maybe they can do my mum and dad a favour and put us on at slightly different times.”There have already been many alluring narratives at this Wimbledon, but Murray’s Lazarus imitation has the potential to trump them all. To think that when he underwent surgery it was seen as the final throw of the dice to save his career. Increasingly, though, it seems he have may rolled a pair of sixes.• This article was amended on 8 July 2019 because an earlier version said this men’s double match was the first time in a competitive match that the roof on Court No 1 was closed. That overlooked when the roof was closed during an earlier match in the week, between Alison Riske and Donna Vekic. This has been corrected. It has been nearly two years since Britain’s greatest tennis player last graced Wimbledon, hobbling out with a hip injury. And just 175 days since he tearily announced the problem had become so severe he was about to retire.Yet after all the sporting obituaries here he was again, rattling through all the familiar tunes, only in a different key – playing doubles and not singles.But the way Murray and his partner, the Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, recovered from a set down to dismantle Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 suggested that the Scot could well add to his three grand slams by the end of this fortnight“I was a little bit nervous at the start but I like to be,” said Murray, who confessed to bringing five pairs of tennis shoes into the locker room just in case of any mishaps. “I like feeling the pressure because it shows that you care. And that match will do us a lot of good.” Murray will also be playing with the 23-times grand slam champion Serena Williams in the mixed doubles, but he does not foresee any problems with the potentially heavy workload. “My back gets a bit stiff playing doubles but I won’t have anything in my hip,” he said, smiling. “Why should I? It’s metal. There’s nothing to hurt there any more, which is good.”He was also on good form when told that his mum, Judy, had decided to watch his elder brother’s doubles match instead of his own. “Jamie is the number one son,” he joked. “He used to get all the good presents. I kind of got the hand-me-downs always since we were young, so I’m used to that. Was this helpful? Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media The frenzied Pimm’s-laced cries of “Come on Andy”. The masses on Murray Mound with hearts in their mouths – and on their sleeves. The boisterous late-night atmosphere under lights. And, after an early wobble, Andy Murray waving to the crowd and pumping his fists in triumph. This video has been removed. This could be because it launched early, our rights have expired, there was a legal issue, or for another reason. Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sportFacebook: like our football and sport pagesInstagram: our favourite photos, films and storiesYouTube: subscribe to our football and sport channels Even after the operation, which involved removing the damaged bone and cartilage within his right hip socket and replacing it with a metal shell, few expected him to be back by Wimbledon. Yet he was hitting return winners aplenty, and with those familiar soft hands as smooth as milk at the net.“I was just playing and enjoying being on the court,” said Murray. “It was brilliant being back. Given the lack of pain, I enjoyed this more than 2017. Every time I am on the court now it is great because I am pain-free and healthy. The fun is back – hopefully my hip will feel good for a while.”That Murray was enjoying himself was apparent. Normally he never smiles in matches – even when he is playing Davis Cup doubles with his brother Jamie – but he could not stop beaming once he and Herbert had taken control. Even when his partner nearly hit him with a serve in the fifth set Murray laughed. The Frenchman apologised – first with a quick sorry, then by thundering down an ace. “Brilliant,” cried Murray in response. Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger But watching Murray bounding around the court towards the end, it was hard to believe this was the same player who had announced his imminent retirement at an Australian Open press conference due to what he admitted was a “severely damaged right hip”. 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USCG Grants BWTS Type Approval to Ecochlor

first_imgzoom The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued the USCG Type Approval Certificate to Ecochlor, a Boston-based manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS).The fifth USCG certificate was issued after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.The Ecochlor BWTS uses a two-step process that includes filtration and treatment with chlorine dioxide (ClO2). The company says the technology is completely effective on all aquatic invasive species regardless of water turbidity, salinity or temperature.“The Ecochlor BWTS works just as effectively as it did when first installed in a ship in 2004 without any fundamental changes. Since that first system was sold, the Ecochlor System has undergone extensive testing and received International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval (2011), US Coast Guard (USCG) Alternative Management System (AMS) Acceptance (2013), and numerous classification society approvals including Lloyd’s Register, American Bureau of Shipping, Class NK, Bureau Veritas, and RMRS,” Tom Perlich, President and Founder of Ecochlor, said.“USCG Type Approval, Ecochlor’s final benchmark, validates all the hard work we expended to ensure there is a reliable, efficient, cost-effective treatment system available to shipowners,” Perlich added.The Ecochlor System provides shipowners with several features. One of these is low power consumption. Typical power requirements for the Ecochlor System treating a flow rate of 8,000 m3/hr is 12 kWh, with maximum requirements reaching as high as 35 kWh.“Not only does the Ecochlor BWTS have low power consumption, it is highly effective in all types of waters,” Steve Candito, Ecochlor’s CEO, explained. The system was engineered with many safety and redundancy features, such as pressurized double wall storage tanks, flow controls and a vacuum mixing chamber where the chlorine dioxide is generated on-demand.Another feature of the Ecochlor System is a small footprint, which makes it space efficient, even for larger capacity systems. The BWTS offers a modular approach providing further flexibility in tight spaces. Only a single treatment system is required, with up to three chemical injection points connected to the vessel’s ballast lines, according to Ecochlor.The approval covers fourteen models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 500 m3/h and 16,200 m3/h.Apart from Ecochlor, Optimarin, OceanSaver AS, Alfa Laval and Sunrui received USCG certificates so far.last_img read more

New UN envoy arrives in Côte dIvoire

The envoy, who heads the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), made remarks at the airport to the Ivorian people. “I would like to say to them that UNOCI is here to serve them and we shall stand side by side with them until peace finally returns.”He pledged to work impartially with all political actors and to engage civil society “which has an essential contribution to make to efforts to accelerate the resolution of the crisis.”Mr. Choi also hailed progress achieved by the peace process. Côte d’Ivoire had been divided between the Government-controlled south and the rebel Forces Nouvelles-held north since 2002, but the leaders of the two sides signed a peace accord in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, earlier this year aimed at ending the deadlock and leading to elections by 2008.Pointing out that “a huge task awaits us all,” the envoy urged all players involved in the search for solutions to exert all possible efforts “to make Côte d’Ivoire what it was before: the cornerstone of stability and economic prosperity in West Africa.”Appointed in mid October, Mr. Choi succeeded outgoing envoy Pierre Schori. 21 November 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s new Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire, Y.J. Choi, has arrived in Abidjan with a pledge to help the people of the country solidify progress and meet the challenges posed by elections planned for 2008. read more

Major corporations form coalition to push for LGBT rights in the workplace

by Ken Sweet, The Associated Press Posted Sep 29, 2015 10:26 am MDT Last Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Major corporations form coalition to push for LGBT rights in the workplace globally NEW YORK, N.Y. – A dozen corporations, including Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Coca-Cola Co., are joining a new coalition to push for LGBT rights in the workplace in places beyond the U.S. and Western Europe.The organization is partly a response to the recent setbacks for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights in countries like Russia, Uganda and the Middle East. The Human Rights Campaign-led group will push for protections in the workplace globally, including in countries where LGBT individuals face legal discrimination or harassment.“They deserve a fair chance to earn a living and provide for their families no matter where they live,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.Corporate America has been cited as a force in the push for gay rights in the U.S., with some companies offering LGBT protections and same-sex partner benefits going back decades. Hundreds of companies signed statements advocating for same-sex marriage when the issue to the Supreme Court earlier this year.The coalition members are: the consulting firm Accenture, AT&T Inc., software company CA Technologies, Coca-Cola, Destination Weddings Travel Group, Google, IBM, Microsoft, home furnishings maker Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co., china and glassware company Replacements Ltd., and Symantec Corp. HRC officials expect the group’s members to grow.“We have long supported LGBT rights, but it is very difficult to implement protections for our employees and for their families when laws do not exist or it’s a hostile environment,” said Mary Snapp, corporate vice-president and deputy general counsel at Microsoft.The group collectively employs nearly 1.4 million people in 190 countries and has combined annual revenue of nearly $550 billion.The coalition will provide the members a common platform to talk about LGBT workplace protections globally. It also will be a platform for companies to get advice on how to implement LGBT friendly policies in places where legal protections may not be there, said Deena Fidas, director of HRC’s Workplace Equality Program.HRC since 2002 has issued a report yearly that scored how well large companies dealt with LGBT-specific issues. However the report, known as the Corporate Equality Index, focused mostly on the U.S., not elsewhere.The new coalition will join an already existing group of advocacy organizations and companies that have been pushing more workplace protections for individuals beyond the U.S. For example, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, two companies who are not in HRC’s inaugural group, have been individually vocal about workplace protections in the countries they do business.“The conversation around the positive business impacts of LGBT equality is increasingly a global one,” said Todd Sears with Out Leadership, a business focused LGBT rights organization, which has held global business focused summits on LGBT workplace issues since 2011. read more

Regulators show lack of focus and urgency in tackling sexual harassment MPs

Mrs Miller, the Conservative MP for Basingstoke, said the committee was “particularly disappointed” at how few of the bodies understood their responsibility to have “due regard” towards eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace.She acknowledged that progress is being made in some areas, such as among the legal profession and financial services.  “But in other sectors, such as policing and healthcare, it is clear that the Government needs to step in to force these bodies to take sexual harassment seriously,” Mrs Miller added. Earlier this year the committee concluded its six-month investigation into harassment, triggered by the Harvey Weinstein scandal.MPs discovered that British employers were using nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to bully victims into silence.During the inquiry, MPs heard “deplorable examples of how NDAs have been used to threaten, bully and silence victims of sexual harassment” . The committee concluded that sexual harassment remained “an everyday occurrence” and part of the culture in many workplaces, and accused employers, regulators and ministers of failing to stamp it out.Their report, published in July, recommended new laws that would make it an offence for employers to use NDAs to prevent victims of sexual harassment going to the police.The report suggested a new legal duty for employers to prevent harassment, supported by a statutory code of practice.  Regulators are showing a “lack of focus and urgency” in tackling sexual harassment in the workplace, MPs have said. Police and the healthcare sector should face Government intervention to “force” them to take sexual harassment seriously, according to the Women and Equalities Committee.Earlier this year, the committee wrote to ten regulatory and inspection bodies in sectors – including the Bar Standards Board, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission – asking them to explain what they were doing to tackle workplace sexual harassment.Maria Miller MP,  the committee’s chair, said that the “lack of focus and urgency” demonstrated by some of the responses is “very concerning”.“We know that employers are falling down in their responsibilities to create safe working environments,” she said.“It’s vital, therefore, that those who oversee employers and professions step up to the mark in setting expectations and taking action where sexual harassment takes place.” The committee conducted a six-month investigation into harassment, triggered by the Harvey Weinstein scandal The committee conducted a six-month investigation into harassment, triggered by the Harvey Weinstein scandal 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. read more

Superior enters crushing equipment market launches new Patriot cone crusher

first_imgSuperior Industries, Inc., a major US manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has debuted its new Patriot™ cone crusher, marking a major milestone for the company’s new crushing and screening division. The high-performance cone is the manufacturer’s first entry into crushing technologies for bulk processing applications.“In the month’s leading up to the launch of our first crusher, we have worked hard to arm ourselves with a group of bright, experienced crusher service and parts professionals to provide our customers with world-class support,” says John Garrison, Superior Director of Crushing and Screening. “In addition, each Patriot cone crusher will be backed by the industry’s first two-year standard warranty and is manufactured in the USA at our new Pekin, Illinois-based factory.”The company says that besides a strong commitment to service and convenient access to wear parts, the Patriot “will be recognised for rugged structural integrity and high-grade components to extend service life.” Internally, bronze sleeve bearings are used for all moving components that are load bearing or perform load transmission (including countershaft bushings, thrust bearings, head and eccentric bushings and socket liners). In addition, these critical components are cast of high-grade steel, “which typically exceeds standards for conventional cone crushers.”Superior says engineers uniquely designed high throw and high-pivot point crushing performance to achieve strong production rates at a low cost per tonne. Mobile applications will appreciate a readily mounted design for transportation on a cone/screen chassis.For protection from costly structural damage, each crusher is equipped with fail-safe hydraulics to defend the unit against damaging mechanical overload. Additionally, standard relief valves within the dual acting tramp release cylinders provide immediate, alternative protection should the accumulator fail. Engineers also developed overload sensing technology. In the event of force overload, a simple alarm can activate or optional advanced sensing technology will automatically take the necessary corrective action. This same automation can control the feed rate to optimise performance, adjust other settings and monitor critical lubrication and hydraulic parameters.Models include units for 150 to 375 kW operating conditions and production rates up to 730 t/h.last_img read more

Anchorage Students Rally Against Education Funding Cuts

first_imgStudent protesters asking the legislature to increase education funding. Hillman/KSKAMore than 150 high school students walked out of class Thursday afternoon to attend an impromptu rally at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office. They are protesting the legislature’s proposed $47.5 million cut to education.Download AudioWest High Junior Charlie Lowell led the crowd, sending a message to Alaska’s state legislature.“They’ve been encouraged to even cut education further,” he shouted into his bullhorn.“Boo!!” responded the sign-toting crowd.“So we’re here today to let them know they can’t cut away our future! They can’t take our education away from us! Save our schools!”Lowell helped organize the protest through word of mouth and didn’t let parents or teachers know until the last minute.Students at the protest say their teachers had mixed reactions — many supported the idea but others were skeptical that any students would actually show up.Tenth graders Sonja Barnard, Salem Collins, and Tessa Meeno protest education budget cuts. Hillman/KSKA“I think in general teenagers get a bad rap for being rebellious and like idiots,” said West High sophomore Tessa Meeno. “And we truly do know what’s going on, and we’re not oblivious to what’s happening.”West High tenth grader Joseph Mazeck said they need to speak up to protect what they love. “I love going to school, and I love participating in school events. You know, I play baseball for West and I don’t want to see that go away because of money.”The legislature needs to send their final budget to the governor by the end of session on Sunday.last_img read more

EU diplomat encouraged by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi

Myanmar`s state councellor and foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi (L) speaks with EU foreign policy representative Federica Mogherini (R) after a family photo during the 13th Asia-Europe (ASEM) foreign ministers` meeting in Naypyidaw on 20 November, 2017. Photo: AFPThe EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday hailed “extremely encouraging” talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repatriation of Muslims driven from Myanmar into Bangladesh.But her optimistic tone appeared sharply at odds with the realities on the ground in a crisis that has seen 620,000 Rohingya flee rape, murder and arson in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since late August.Deadly attacks by Rohingya militants on 25 August sparked a massive backlash from Myanmar’s security forces that the UN says may amount to “ethnic cleansing”.Diplomatic pressure has been growing on Myanmar, especially on its Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader Suu Kyi.In response the country has said it is ready and willing to take back refugees, if they can “verify” they belong in Rakhine.Mogherini, who visited refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar over the weekend, emerged from Monday’s talks with Suu Kyi in a positive mood.”I found it (the talks) extremely encouraging,” she told reporters in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw at a meeting of Asian and European foreign ministers.”I am very much encouraged by the possibility — that I believe is real and concrete — of Myanmar and Bangladesh” reaching an agreement for the repatriation of refugees.The two countries have yet to strike a binding deal on repatriation.Rights groups say a speedy and safe repatriation of significant numbers of Rohingya is highly unlikely since large numbers are still fleeing violence, fear and hunger on a daily basis.The status of the Muslim minority also remains highly emotive in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship and labelled “Bengalis”, or illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.Rohingya villages have been razed and rice fields commandeered or left to ruin, raising major questions over what they can return to.Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, pushed out of Myanmar in several previous army-backed operations, have also yet to return despite decades-old repatriation deals with Bangladesh.Those who have fled Rakhine in recent months have told horrific stories of rape, murder and arson by Myanmar troops and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.Myanmar’s military denies the allegations.Washington’s top diplomat Rex Tillerson last week cited “credible” reports of atrocities since late August.Myanmar’s diplomatic isolation over its treatment of the Rohingya has been eased by China, which has helped shield it from censure at the UN Security Council.China was one of the few foreign friends of the country’s former junta.Beijing covets access to Myanmar’s western coast for ports and pipelines including in Rakhine state, where Chinese businesses are spending billions of dollars.On Sunday foreign minister Wang Yi met Suu Kyi and reaffirmed support for Myanmar over the Rakhine issue, according to the state-backed Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper.He added that “poverty alleviation” was the crux of the problem and urged Myanmar and Bangladesh to solve the crisis through “dialogue”.

RDay tableaux to showcase nations finest initiatives

first_imgDepicting India’s vivid art and culture, contribution to science and technology and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Jan Dhan Yojna as well as Make In India campaigns, a total of 25 tableaux will roll down Rajpath at this year’s Republic Day parade.The tableaux were displayed here Thursday.Up from last year’s 18, this year 16 of the tableaux will represent different states while nine will be from different ministries and government departments.The Department of Financial Services’ tableau on the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana will highlight the uniqueness of the campaign and its impact on the weaker sections and low income groups. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Make in India tableau by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion will depict a mechanised lion set against the background of a smart city.A replica of the Statue of Unity — another pet project of Modi — that pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will be displayed in the tableau of Gujarat, the prime minister’s home state.“The tableaux will show India’s varied cultural diversity, development in science and technology and recent campaigns launched by the government,” defence ministry spokesman Dhananjay Mohanty said. The defence ministry organises the parade. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe newly formed state of Telangana will be making its debut in the parade showcasing Mahakali, the divine mother goddess of the region.States like Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh would be showcasing their popular folk dances.Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh would be promoting the festivals of Dussehra, Sankranti Sambaraalu (Makar Sankranti) and Bhagoria (festival of love and match making) respectively.Uttar Pradesh will pay tribute to the 10th and last Nawab of Awadh Wajid Ali Shah and the tableau will have live Kathakali dancers as the dance was performed by the nawab himself in the temples of Awadh.Over 1,400 artistes, fabricators, designers and visualisers were involved in the making of the tableaux.Catch a glipmse of this at Rajpath on this Republic day.last_img read more

M40 in Warwickshire closed in both directions due to accidents and fires

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThe M40 in Warwickshire is closed in both directions this morning due to an accident and a HGV fire in the early hours of the morning. The southbound carriageway is shut following a fire between junction 16 (M42) and junction 15 (A46) near Warwick due to a lorry blaze that started at around 3.30am today (Friday September 28). The northbound carriageway is also now blocked between J15 and J16 following a two vehicle accident that Highways England say has led to another fire and fuel spillage at around 4.30am – with the road expected to remain closed for most of the day. A Highways England spokesman said at 6.45am: “The M40 in Warwickshire is closed both directions between J16 and J15 (for the A46) due to two separate incidents. “The southbound carriageway is closed due to a severe HGV fire. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue are on scene working to extinguish the fire. “The northbound is likely to remain closed throughout the day following a serious collision & fire.” A Warwickshire Police spokesman added: “Currently at a lorry fire on the M40 15/16, closures in place. Working in partnership with Highways England. Complete closure in place on the southbound. Read MoreA50 closed all weekend in Staffordshire while bridge dismantled “We are now escorting bowsers and engines from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service to fill with more water to keep the fire under control. We are having to utilise the closed carriageway for access. “The northbound stretch of the M40 motorway is currently closed between junctions 15 (Warwick) and 16 (Henley). “Police were called shortly after 4am this morning (Friday, 28 September) following a report of a serious collision between a lorry and a car. Fire brigade and emergency services are also on the scene. “The road is expected to be closed for the majority of the morning while the southbound stretch of the M40 from junctions 15 to 16 is also closed at this time due to a separate lorry fire. “Motorists are being advised to avoid the area completely and use alternative routes where possible.” Anyone who witnesses the ‘serious’ collision on the M40 is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 38 28/09 Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “It’s upsetting and disappointing with where we started and the way that the season kicked off, to be in this position,” Kolb said of the move. For the season, Kolb completed 109-of-183 passes for 1,169 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions.He said he hoped all along to play again this season, but at some point “kind of hit a wall with my rehab”, which led to an MRI that showed his ribs were not healing fast enough to get back on the field.In two seasons with Arizona, Kolb was only able to play in 15 of a possible 32 games due to various injuries, and there are thoughts that he may have played his last game as a Cardinal. He hopes that’s not the case.“I feel like we did some really good things,” the quarterback said. “I like the way this locker room is, I really do.”Kolb said he knows the team will have to make some adjustments, but he has no thoughts of playing anywhere else next season.“My focus is being a part of this team for a long time and being the best player that I can be and getting this place back to an elite level,” he said. “I’m going to work my tail off to make sure I get there.” Top Stories Comments   Share   In a corresponding roster move, the Cardinals signed offensive lineman Mike Gibson. Gibson played with the Seattle Seahawks from 2009 to 2011 and was with the Philadelphia Eagles in training camp this season before being released. He was a sixth round pick of the Eagles in 2008. The Arizona Cardinals officially placed quarterback Kevin Kolb on injured reserved Tuesday, according to a press release issued by the team.The roster move ends Kolb’s once-promising season. After losing the starting job to John Skelton in the preseason, Kolb replaced the injured Skelton in an opening day win over Seattle in which he engineered the game-winning touchdown drive. Kolb would then start the next five games but was injured in a Week 6 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Lower Manhattan confi

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterLower Manhattan, confidently jutting out into the harbour under the watchful eye of the Statue of Liberty, is where New York was born, and where, several centuries later, it continues to set a course on the global stage.“In a city that always surprises, there’s a kind of renaissance happening in its oldest area. No longer simply a business district, Downtown New York is being reborn as a place where people not only work, but they live,” says Peter Humig, General Manager of the soon-to-be-opened Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. “A new layer of community is emerging amid the neighbourhoods we already know so well including Tribeca, Soho and Wall Street. Exciting new architecture has taken shape, cultural institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art have opened alongside the area’s art galleries, new shops and restaurants are launching every week, and businesses are moving back to Lower Manhattan.”Already home to finance and technology start-ups, advertising innovators, media influencers and growing information industries, Downtown is the new crossroads of creativity and commerce, soon to be joined by an all-new outpost of the world’s leading luxury hospitality company. Opening in late summer 2016 in the heart of the new Lower Manhattan just a block from the World Trade Center, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown will be the brand’s second location in the city, and will introduce the very first Manhattan restaurant by acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck.In anticipation of its opening later this year, the hotel is now confirming reservations for arrivals beginning 17 October 2016.The look of the Four Seasons Hotel New York DowntownIn a timeless tribute to the city’s distinctive early 20th-century architecture – the iconic Woolworth Building shares the same city block – architect Robert A M Stern has created a new 82-storey skyscraper soaring 282 metres above the historic streets of Lower Manhattan. Taking its place in the world’s most famous skyline, Downtown’s tallest residential building is also home to its newest luxury hotel.Stepping inside the new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown on Barclay Street, the frenetic pace of life and work in Manhattan transitions to a moment of peace and calm. The two-storey lobby layers architectural elements in response to the ever-evolving urban landscape that surrounds it. Feet rest on soft wool carpeting as the eye takes in original artworks displayed against rich wood walls and woven metal screens. Brushed bronze accents and fabrics in muted jewel tones invite casual socialising, while a dramatic suspended staircase hints at the gracious gathering spaces above.Throughout the interiors designed by Toronto and Soho-based Yabu Pushelberg, the aesthetic combines varying textures to create spaces that are distinctly modern, and yet immediately welcoming.Wining and diningThe opening of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown also marks a milestone in the career of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, who is opening his first restaurant in Manhattan within the hotel. His widely acclaimed and wildly popular steakhouse concept CUT by Wolfgang Puck – first introduced at Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel – will be accessed via the hotel or its own entrance around the corner on Church Street.CUT by Wolfgang Puck will encompass an 86-seat main dining room as well as a 32-seat lounge with 10 seats at the bar. A generously sized private dining room will host up to 31 guests. Interior decoration is by Jacques Garcia, and STRATA Architects PLLC is the interior architect and designer of the restaurant.And, in a city known for its very long list of superb dining options, the hotel’s concierge team is pleased to secure tables at the hottest restaurants, and recommend a few hidden gems as well.RelaxingLike a mini-resort hidden in the midst of one of the world’s busiest locales, the Spa at Four Seasons is a sanctuary of pampering and results-oriented therapies. Here, Yabu Pushelberg has lightened the palette with white tay wood walls and floors of oak and travertine. Each of seven treatment rooms – including a luxe couple’s suite – is dressed in soothing organic lines.Two-storey windows line the 23-metre lap pool, and guests can choose to relax in loungers inside, or out on the secluded sundeck adjacent to the Spa.Understanding that staying fit is as important on the road or on vacation as it is at home, the state-of-the-art fitness centre at Four Seasons is open 24/7, with the option to work out on one’s own or with the assistance of a personal coach.GatheringBusiness functions and society galas are equally at home at Four Seasons, where comprehensive service begins at the planning stages and continues through each perfectly executed event. With a dedicated floor reached via elevator or grand staircase from the hotel lobby, event planners, hosts and attendees are assured privacy and security.The 275-square-metre Greenwich Ballroom offers a fabulous view that juxtaposes the 19th century St. Peter’s Church with the just-opened Oculus, the dramatically-formed home of the new World Trade Center transportation hub. Bathed in natural light by day and lit by a luminous sculptured canopy at night, the room is ideal for sit-down events for 180, or receptions for up to 250. Like all meeting spaces at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, the room is divisible, and has a private pre-function area.Two additional salons – Chambers and Warren – are the choice for executive board meetings, smaller social gatherings, and conference breakouts. In total, 636 square metres of space is available.In planning a business or social event, the expert conference services team at Four Seasons can assist in devising all manner of group activities, and are pleased to access their Downtown contacts to plan the most memorable off-site events.ExploringWhether it’s the first or 100th visit to the Big Apple, there’s always something new to discover. A getaway weekend of shopping and gallery hopping, a gourmand’s tour of the best tables in town, a family-friendly few days – guests will find that even a precious few hours stolen amid a packed business trip can be maximised with the help of the imaginative concierge team at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown.Located at the intersection of where the money moves in the Financial District and the charming, walkable lanes of Tribeca, Four Seasons is also an easy stroll to Soho’s designer shopping and excellent restaurants, and a short cab ride to the Meatpacking District’s bars and nightclubs. With Lower Manhattan surrounded by water, a jog along the promenade offers landmark views of New York Harbour and the Statue of Liberty, and the trendy neighbourhoods of Brooklyn are right across the bridge.Staying inEven in the City That Never Sleeps, sometimes we must. In each of the 185 guest rooms – including 28 suites – Yabu Pushlberg has created a residential-style sanctuary that will have guests kicking off their heels and dropping their briefcases as soon as they enter.Beckoning from the centre of the room is a signature Four Seasons Bed, customisable to individual preferences and dressed in white linens beneath a pale headboard framed by full-height panelling. On either side, evoking an eclectic residential aesthetic, one bedside table is topped by a bronze lamp, while the other is lit by a wall sconce.At an average 37 square metres and range up to the 223-square-metre Royal Suite, each accommodation is designed to adapt to individual guest needs. A living space with sofa, leather chair and multi-use table can become a comfortable workspace, a casual dining area, or a cosy spot to curl up with a book or movie. A private pantry and mini-bar is well-stocked with a unique neighbourhood collection of food, beverage and amenities – ready for anytime noshing or in-room entertaining. Technologies and task lighting are everywhere, from the ergonomic workstation to the bedside tables and even in the bathroom.Living at Four SeasonsWith a separate entrance at 30 Park Place, Lower Manhattan’s most coveted private address is perched above the new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. Developed by Silverstein Properties, designed by Robert A.M. Stern and priced between at USD 3.75 and 32.5 million, there are 157 Four Seasons Private Residences ranging from one to five bedrooms, all serviced by Four Seasons and with full access to all hotel facilities.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterQatar Airways has announced that the inaugural flight for its soon-to-launch Doha to Cardiff route will be flown using the ultra-modern Airbus A350-900 on the day of inauguration, in recognition of the aircraft’s links to Wales.From 1 May 2018, Qatar Airways will be the first airline to offer daily flights between Doha and Cardiff, providing the Welsh capital with links to the rest of the world via Qatar Airways’ extensive global route network.The A350-900, of which Qatar Airways was the Global Launch Customer and whose wings are built by Airbus in Wales, will mark the commencement of this exciting new route, which will go on to be served by another latest-generation aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.Qatar Airways Group chief executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “The launch of our new service to Cardiff is a major milestone for Qatar Airways. It makes sense that the inaugural flight that welcomes Qatar Airways to Wales is on the A350-900, as the wings of this very plane are built at the Airbus plant in Broughton, North Wales. The new service will connect the Welsh people with more destinations globally and provide them the opportunity to experience our unparalleled five-star service. We look forward to welcoming our new passengers on board and to connecting them to Doha and points beyond.”Following the inaugural flight, the new service between Doha and Cardiff will be served by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with 22 seats in Business Class, offering passengers direct aisle access with its 1-2-1 configuration, and 232 seats in Economy Class.On board the Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner, lower altitude-equivalent pressure, improved air-quality and optimal humidity coupled with large, electronically dimmable windows create dramatic vistas and provide passengers with extra natural light. Full-spectrum LED lighting will help them adjust to changing time zones, allowing passengers to arrive at their destination feeling refreshed.Qatar Airways currently serves London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, and Edinburgh, with service to London Gatwick to commence on 22 May 2018.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgHong Kong – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineIn ceremonies at the Asian Business Aviation air show in Hong Kong this week, Gulfstream signed a sales agreement with Hainan Airlines Group for one large-cabin, long-range G450 business jet and four large-cabin, ultra-long-range G550 business jets. The aircraft will be operated by the airline’s business-jet subsidiary, Deer Jet. The aircraft will enter service in 2012.Deer Jet, based in Beijing, owns or manages more than 20 Gulfstream aircraft, making it the largest Gulfstream operator in China and one of the largest in the world. In 2006, Deer Jet was the first in China to place a Gulfstream aircraft into service, and has helped Gulfstream establish a presence as the leading business-jet brand in China.Gulfstream President Joe Lombardo commented on the strong relationship between the two companies and pledged the excellent product support for which Gulfstream is known.“We are delighted by this new phase of our relationship,” Lombardo said, “and look forward to it growing and deepening in the future.”Gulfstream’s large-cabin aircraft, including the G450 and G550, are some of the most popular aircraft in China. The G550 is powered by enhanced Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines and has a range of 6,750 nm (12,501 km) at Mach 0.80 and a high-speed cruise capability of Mach 0.87. With its long legs, the G550 easily connects Washington, D.C., to Dubai; London to Singapore; and Tokyo to Paris. The G550 is renowned for its technologically advanced design and was awarded the National Aeronautic Association’s Robert J. Collier Trophy, the most prestigious aviation award in the United States.The Gulfstream G450 is a direct descendent of the storied GIV®-series of aircraft, the best-selling business jet in the world. One of the most dependable aircraft in its class, the G450 recently received updates to its payload-carrying capability and performance. It can reach a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.88 and carry a team of eight up to 4,350 nautical miles (8,056 km) at its normal cruise speed of Mach 0.80.www.gulfstream.comlast_img read more

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