Sarri: I may give up smoking at Chelsea

first_imgMaurizio Sarri smirked as he revealed that he is giving up smoking cigarettes, having been repeatedly questioned on his habit since moving to Chelsea.UK law has banned smoking in a variety of venues including in football stadiums, restricting the head coach from smoking during match days.Sarri took his first home game on Saturday seeing his side run out 3-2 winners against Arsenal in the London derby. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The former Napoli coach was asked whether he wanted a cigarette as Chelsea struggled at the end of the second half, but indicated that now may be the time for him to give up smoking.”No I needed half-time and the first half to end, not a cigarette,” Sarri told reporters. “I am going to stop for just one or two years then I will start again.”Inside there were 15 minutes that were horrible. We lost ground, we were not able to press, we were not able to defend, we were really in trouble. I think in the second half, we did very well from our mental point of view.”It was really very hard to answer about the last part of the first half. I prefer to speak about the other 75 minutes, it is better. I remember better the good things instead of the worst.”It is unclear whether Sarri was joking, but his dependence on nicotine remains, as he is seen on the touchline using alternatives to smoking, such as putting a piece of plastic in his mouth to distract from the craving.Sarri was also probed on how the team is being shaped in his image, as he looks to get his side playing fast and attacking football. The 59 year old admits that they looked close to adapting to his ideology, but they fell short of covering the distance required defensively.”In terms of quality not too much [more is needed], because in the first 25 minutes we did really very well,” Sarri continued. “We moved the ball very quickly, fast, we played vertical balls and we did really very well. So in terms of quality, we are going very well.Pedro Chelsea 2018-19“In quantity [of running], we have to improve. We have to improve which I think is normal. We started to work all together just two weeks ago, so my target now is to play 90 minutes like we played our first 25. I think in this way of football, if you don’t cover the distances, you are in trouble. I am talking about in my way of football specifically.”Chelsea have won both of their Premier League games under Sarri, but were well beaten against Manchester City in the Community Shield. Their next test will be away at Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

Dabo Swinney Makes Surprising Admission Following Clemson’s Win On Saturday

first_imgHead coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the North Carolina State Wolfpack 38-31 at Carter Finley Stadium.RALEIGH, NC – NOVEMBER 04: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the North Carolina State Wolfpack 38-31 at Carter Finley Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Despite predictions that N.C. State was in a prime position to beat No. 3 Clemson on Saturday, the Wolfpack ended up getting blown out by the Tigers. After the 41-7 win, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney admitted to going the extra mile to rub it in his opponent’s face.Late in the game, one of the sideline play cards showed a picture of a laptop. Last year, N.C. State coach Dave Doeren alleged that Clemson was using a laptop to gain a competitive edge.Swinney admitted that the laptop picture was a playful attempt to troll his opponents.“That was the ultimate troll, wasn’t it?… I was hoping y’all might notice that,” Swinney said. “They wanted to have a little fun with that… and I said, ‘Well, hey, if you earn it, put it up there.’ I don’t think you saw it until the fourth quarter, but that was a troll.”“That was the ultimate troll, wasn’t it?” – Dabo Swinney on Clemson using a laptop play card against NC State ?— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 21, 2018The Tigers scored 31 unanswered points before N.C. State scored a rushing TD in the fourth quarter.With their win and Ohio State’s loss to Purdue on Saturday, it is likely that the Tigers will rise to No. 2 in the college football polls.[Greenville News]last_img read more

La Province appuie des organismes de transport accessible

first_imgUn plus grand nombre de Néo-Écossais auront plus facilement accès à un moyen de transport sécuritaire, abordable et accessible dans leurs communautés, grâce à l’appui financier provincial annoncé aujourd’hui 28 août. Dans le cadre du Programme d’aide au transport accessible, le gouvernement provincial investit plus de 270 000 $ pour permettre aux organismes de transport en commun des régions rurales de faire l’achat de véhicules accessibles. « L’accès à un moyen de transport est une nécessité pour les gens qui doivent se rendre au travail ou à l’école, faire l’épicerie, participer aux activités communautaires ou se rendre chez le médecin, a dit John MacDonell, ministre de Services Nouvelle-Écosse et Relations avec les municipalités.Le financement cette année aidera sept organismes communautaires à faire l’achat de nouvelles minifourgonnettes et de nouveaux minibus. » Le programme offre jusqu’à 50 pour 100 du coût total, jusqu’à concurrence de 50 000 $ pour l’achat de nouveaux véhicules et de 10 000 $ pour l’achat de véhicules d’occasion. Danny MacGillivray, superviseur des opérations de l’organisme Central Highlands Association of the Disabled (CHAD) de Pictou, souligne que la subvention de 50 000 $ servira à l’achat d’un nouvel autobus à 18 places accessible en fauteuil roulant. « Cette subvention, en plus des activités locales de collecte de fonds, aideront CHAD Transit à demeurer au service des résidents du comté de Pictou d’une façon sécuritaire, fiable et efficace, a dit M. MacGillivray. CHAD Transit continue d’aider les gens de la communauté qui ont le plus besoin d’aide, leur permettant ainsi de vivre une vie plus heureuse et plus saine. »last_img read more

Stronger Than Steel Officially Opens

first_imgGrab your lawn chair, hat and sunscreen and get ready to celebrate Sydney’s past, present and future this long weekend. Stronger Than Steel’s official opening ceremony took place today, Aug. 30, in Open Hearth Park, Sydney. Stronger Than Steel marks the completion of one of Canada’s largest environmental cleanups and sets the stage for a new beginning with Open Hearth Park, which now sits on the former tar ponds and coke ovens site. “Open Hearth Park represents a new start for our community and sets the stage for a brighter future,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Maurice Smith, who is also Minister responsible for the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency. “This will be a memorable weekend for all of us. “Not only are we celebrating the successful remediation of the tar ponds and coke ovens site and all that we have accomplished since the steel and coal industries anchored our community more than 100 years ago, but we have a community-based park that will benefit many generations to come and remind us of just how resilient we are.” Stronger Than Steel will feature some of the province’s most talented musicians, a multicultural festival and a Mi’kmaq cultural village this weekend. Details on the event can be found at . As part of the opening ceremonies, Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay, on behalf of Public Works and Government Services Minister Diane Finley and Mr. Smith signed a ceremonial land transfer agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia. The lands are expected to be officially transferred in the fall. “With a focus on jobs and growth, this cleanup project has not only improved the environment, but has also helped build a stronger economy for the people of Cape Breton and Atlantic Canada,” said Mr. MacKay. “This site remediation has provided local residents with jobs, training and experience, and revitalized the community for current and future generations.” Cleaning up the site took about 10 years. It involved solidifying and stabilizing close to one million tonnes of contaminated soils and sediments. The project is now finished six months earlier than expected, and within budget. The initiative helped build a stronger economy and future for Cape Breton, putting hundreds of millions of dollars into the economy, and employing hundreds. “Over the past nine years, the Citizens’ Liaison Committee has witnessed not only a transformation of the physical landscape of Sydney, but also a transformation in the minds of the people,” said Alistair MacLeod, chair of the Community Liaison Committee. “There is a renewed sense of pride about our history, there is optimism about the present and there is growing hope for the future.” Open Hearth Park features a new football field, a playground area, skating area, bike and walking trails and more. The new park is expected to be completed in the coming months.last_img read more

Kennedy v Strait Regional School Board Board of Inquiry Adjourned

first_imgAn independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Brendon Kennedy, Inverness County, v. Strait Regional School Board, Port Hastings, scheduled to begin on today, Oct. 3, has been adjourned. New dates have not been set but will be announced if the board chair determines the hearing will resume. -30-last_img

Securing the island nations

first_imgWith the “neighbourhood first” policy on the mast, India’s ship sailed to the two Indian Ocean nations in quick succession in Prime Minister Modi’s maiden foreign visit post-re-election. India has been assertive in its stance of comprehensive development in the region. The SAGAR doctrine – Security and Growth for all in the region – clearly demonstrates the idea India wants to pursue under Modi. Evident right from the swearing-in ceremony where cordial invitations to BIMSTEC members was extended in a bid to implicitly state the regional importance of nations on India’s radar that conveniently discounted Pakistan and China owing to strategic and geographical differences. The recent visits to Malé and Colombo have served one glaring purpose – reinvigorating relationship with pro-Indian dispensations of both countries. This was evident through the “India-first” stance put forward by heads of both the countries who also acknowledged the historical relationship that has been maintained between them and India. The Maldives and India signed a slew of agreements between them in areas such as defence, tourism, economic cooperation, health and connectivity. Beside the pacts, financial assistance of $1.4 billion as budgetary support and $800 million Line of Credit for “people-centric and socio-economic projects” already exist to highlight the growing bilateralism between the nations. India has also extended grant assistance of $5.5 million for the implementation of “High Impact Community Development Projects” as well as a cash grant of $6.9 million for implementation of community infrastructure, access to education and environmental protection. The extended arm of aid from India should not be surprising at all since Maldivian President Solih himself acknowledged India’s assistance to the Maldives in recent decades – right from foiling a coup threatening to topple the then Maldivian government in 1988 to rendering help to the then government in Malé after the December 2004 Tsunami, and airlifting gallons of drinking water supplies to the Maldives after a fire crippled a desalination plant in the country in December 2014. Also Read – Securing nutritionHowever, the crux of the bilateral tie has to be the maritime security and surveillance that both nations will together undertake in a bid to secure the strategic Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The joint statement read how both nations will deliver maritime security through coordinated patrolling and aerial surveillance, exchange of information, and capacity building. Announcement of the joint effort of Maldives and India in combatting piracy, terrorism, organised crime, drugs and human trafficking will reverberate across the region influencing BIMSTEC nations to join the fray as India desires in the first place. And, if not outrightly join, then definitely be influenced to do so. Modi’s Majlis speech included the condemning of terrorism and specifically state-sponsored terrorism which he felt was an issue to be best tackled by a global consortium of the international community. Of course, Modi was hinting towards the Easter bombings besides India’s own adversity of cross-border terrorism. Modi’s visit to Colombo spoke more on that front as he paid his tribute to the victims of the horrific carnage that shocked the island nation on an Easter Sunday. Modi’s visits signify interest but they also highlight the fact that these neighbours are valued and it is a collective effort which will ultimately bring down the growing threat of terrorism while allowing India to strategically keep a tap on China. Both these countries have also been under the hand of China who, through subterfuge, took one of the ports of Sri Lanka. Hambantota Port – handed over to China on a lease of 99 years – is strategically important for China as it looks forward to its dream of modern-day silk route both maritime and inland. The dispensations of both Maldives and Sri Lanka have reinstated faith in India after being briefly influenced by Chinese machinations – both countries fell in the Chinese debt trap. As India secures Maldivian interest from Chinese influence, it also realises the Chinese advances that have been made in IOR. India and China are yet to hold Wuhan-styled talks in order to get to the common ground regarding their respective ambitions. The upcoming SCO meet will be dramatically important for both the countries to draw plans for a meet while India will continue with its SAGAR doctrine and ‘neighbourhood first’ policy, striving to bring all neighbours into the developmental fray. The first chapter has been initiated with visits to island nations in order to achieve that.last_img read more

Enbridge offers 2024 finish for Great Lakes tunnel project

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Enbridge Inc. says it’s setting a firm deadline for completing a proposed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a key Great Lakes channel.The Canadian company says it has pledged to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that the tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac would be in service by early 2024.Company officials previously have mentioned that year as a goal for finishing the project. But spokesman Michael Barnes said Thursday the company made a firm commitment to it in a recent letter to Whitmer.The Democratic governor and Enbridge have been negotiating changes in a tunnel agreement reached with former Republican Gov. Rick Snyder last year.Attorney General Dana Nessel said Wednesday she would move to shut down Enbridge’s oil pipes in the waterway in June if a new agreement isn’t reached.John Flesher And David Eggert, The Associated Press read more

UK offers teens cybersecurity classes to fight attacks

UK offers teens cybersecurity classes to fight attacks by The Associated Press Posted Feb 11, 2017 7:46 am MDT Last Updated Feb 11, 2017 at 8:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Britain plans to give afterschool cybersecurity training to thousands of teenagers in a bid to protect the country from online attacks.The government says it has earmarked 20 million pounds ($25 million) for a Cyber Schools Program, due to start in September.The Department for Culture, Media and Sport said Saturday it hopes almost 6,000 students aged 14 to 18 will complete the extracurricular course by 2021 and that many will go on to cybersecurity careers.Culture Minister Matt Hancock said the “these extracurricular clubs will help identify and inspire future talent.”Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee said last week that Britain’s electronic spy agency, GCHQ, dealt with 200 cyberattacks a month in 2015, double the number in 2014.The committee said skills shortages are undermining Britain’s ability to block cyberattacks. read more

Pioneer launches new oilcooled brake solution for mining trucks

first_imgPioneer Solutions LLC, the engineering services and project management company, has introduced its new front and rear axle oil-cooled disc brake product Line for off-highway dump trucks. This brake represents Pioneer’s first endeavour into component supply and launches a new manufactured products business segment. The statement said the company “uses its 30 plus years of off highway equipment design, manufacturing, and product support experience to provide valuable lifecycle solutions to its customers.”Pioneer’s brakes are designed to exceed industry braking standard requirements and easily interface with different OEM axle configurations. Each series is designed to be expandable within a given payload range. The brakes are manufactured with high quality materials to provide excellent performance and reliable operation. Pioneer’s plans include a series of brakes for use on mechanical and electric drive dump trucks with 25 to 400 short ton payloads. The business will support customers throughout new product development, prototype, testing, production, and field service, including availability of aftermarket parts.In addition to the brake product, Pioneer’s manufacturing operations will focus on other highly engineered components, such as differential gearing and final drive planetary assemblies. These components require advanced manufacturing processes and a high level of quality to perform in the extreme applications of the off highway equipment industry. Pioneer Solutions, LLC will be displaying a new brake, designed to be used on 320 short ton electric drive dump trucks, at the MINExpo show from September 24-26, 2012 in Las Vegas at Booth #5433 in the Central Hall.last_img read more

New ultrasonic thickness gauges

first_imgExtech Instruments’ versatile TKG Series of ultrasonic thickness gauges are now available. The series – consisting of the TKG250, TKG150 and TKG100 models – uses ultrasonic technology to capture non-destructive thickness measurements on various engineered materials, typically to measure wall thicknesses in steel structures where only one side is accessible to take inspection measurements. The most common applications are to detect thinning areas and corrosion build up in steam lines, boiler tubes, storage tanks, and pressure vessels. TKG gauges are also used to measure thicknesses on metal components found on heavy equipment. Quality control applications beyond metals include castings, plastics, composites, fibre glass, ceramics, and glass.Some of the key advantages of the TKG Series include its compact design, one-handed controls, intuitive interface, easy-to-read LCD display, and versatile alarm settings. The user-friendly design makes it easier for users to master any of the TKG model’s more-advanced features, such as the user-configurable Fast Minimum/Maximum threshold settings, which, combined with vibration feedback and visual flashing alarms, are designed to reduce the likelihood of missing critical thickness parameters.The TKG100 is the basic model that does not display thickness measurements as waveforms; the TKG150 is the mid-range model that has waveform display, Echo-to-Echo feature to ignore paint and coatings, and vibration alarm; and the TKG250 incorporates full-colour waveforms, non-encoded B-Scans with color-coded alerts, as well as automatic data logging.last_img read more

EHF EURO 2012 PR Best Individuals The leaders are Sigurdsson and Angelov

8CSÁSZÁR GáborHUN31727635.7 7JÍCHA FilipCZE31945426.3 2MAMELUND ErlendNOR32238587.3 3LAZAROV KirilMKD32149437.0 SJÖSTRAND JohanSWE259213610.5 1SIGURDSSON Gudjón ValurISL32532788.3 WICHARY MarcinPOL37227389.0 1ANGELOV PetreMKD32311483.7 3EREVIK OleNOR3103403913.3 4SIERRA Jose ManuelESP33714384.7 TKACZYK GrzegorzPOL31625645.3 2STANIC DarkoSRB365304610.0 CUPIC IvanCRO32028716.7 ANDERSSON MattiasSWE128103610.0 7STOCHL RichardSVK3105383612.7 After the Preliminary round at the EHF EURO 2012 lets see who are the best Individuals:GOALSCORERS: 4GAJIC DraganSLO32029696.7 6FAZEKAS NándorHUN36825378.3 EKBERG NiclasSWE32029696.7 AA 9ILIC MomirSRB31629555.3 10KARABOUE DaoudaFRA193333.0 ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2012: Five Teams staying in the battle for OG qualification! Next Story → Hungary made the biggest surprise, Mocsai: Fantastic feeling” GOALKEEPERS: read more

14 bitter truths that will ruin your childhood memories

first_imgTumblr5. This was Rocko’s actual jobImgur6. Sid in Toy Story built himself a hookerTumblr7. Megatron’s ‘trigger’ was… how can we put this?… strategically placed.knowyourmeme.com8. And on the Marauder’s Map in Harry Potter, you can see two people having sex.knowyourmeme.com9. Just think about this troubling suggestionImgur10. And the fact that the Teletubbies’ house…… has now been razed and turned into a lake:googlesightseeing.com11. The voice of Lilo from Lilo and Stitch is the terrifying young girl from The Ring.cheezburger.com12. This is how bleak Rugrats actually wasimgur.com13. Not to mention Back To The Futurecracked.com14. And finally, Toad WAS NOT A MUSHROOM.knowyourmeme.comSorry.Watch this child win $30,000… and stay ice-cool>Prancercise is the majestic exercise craze we’ve all been waiting for> So I’m rewatching Beauty and the Beast and I noticed something. We need to talk about the Beast’s backstory here.The curse is set to become permanent on the Beast’s 21st birthday.The movie is set very close to that time. Thus, the Beast is 20 years old.Lumiere states that it has been ten years that the curse has been in place.Which means that he was TEN YEARS OLD when he was transformed into a beast. You can say this is Disney not really thinking things through, but then remember that he couldn’t read either. If he had already been an adult or even a teenager, wouldn’t a prince have already learned to read?He was a ten-year old prince who apparently had no parents but no shortage of servants who apparently.DID THIS WOMAN REALLY EXPECT HIM NOT TO BE A SPOILED BRAT?To recap: We have this ORPHANED CHILD PRINCE. This random woman decides to knock on his door for the sole purpose of testing him – a total stranger, in his own home. And she curses this ORPHANED CHILD PRINCE because she apparently thinks she’s some sort of messiah.How many kinds of f****d up is that? 1. Mario isn’t being heroic on the cover of Super Mario Bros, he’s dying.thealmightyguru.com2. And all of the animals you loved are now deadcracked.com3. Aladdin wouldn’t workcheapasasausage.tumblr.com4. Also, Beauty And The Beast doesn’t make any sensefanpop.comlast_img read more

Poll Should graveyards charge for parking

first_imgPoll: Should graveyards charge for parking? It’s reported that a new €2 charge will be introduced at Dardistown Cemetery Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 5 Apr 2017, 8:53 PM Image: Shutterstock/Brian Ganter Short URL By Cormac Fitzgerald Yes (1311) No (9061) 61 Comments center_img Poll Results: Share33 Tweet Email2 Image: Shutterstock/Brian Ganter Apr 5th 2017, 8:53 PM THE GROUP THAT manages Dardistown Cemetery in Dublin has come under fire after it announced that charges were to be brought into use the carpark there.The Herald reports that a new €2 charge to park at Dardistown Cemetery will be introduced from 2 May onwards.The Glasnevin Trust – which manages the cemetery – said that the fee was being introduced to stop people who weren’t visiting the cemetery from parking there all day.There has also been damage to the cemetery and surrounding areas as a result.The Trust also said the parking fees will help beef up security at the cemetery and combat illegal dumping in the area.Another graveyard – Glasnevin Cemetery – currently charges €2 for parking per hourHowever, people have criticised the move, saying that people shouldn’t have to pay money to visit their loved ones.So, what do you think?Today we’re asking: Should graveyards charge for parking? Don’t (307) YesNoDon’tVote 19,551 Views last_img read more

Trump reverses North Korea sanctions that US imposed yesterday because he likes

first_img Image: Carolyn Kaster via PA Images Trump arriving on at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Florida today, en route to Mar-a-Lago. Image: Carolyn Kaster via PA Images Share46 Tweet Email1 By AFP 19,100 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Friday 22 Mar 2019, 8:32 PM Trump arriving on at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Florida today, en route to Mar-a-Lago. Trump reverses North Korea sanctions that US imposed yesterday because he ‘likes Kim’ Trump’s Treasury Department imposed the sanctions to tighten international pressure on North Korea. US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump abruptly announced today the cancellation of sanctions imposed by his own Treasury Department to tighten international pressure on North Korea.“It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large scale sanctions would be added to those already existing sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional sanctions!” Trump said in a tweet.He appeared to be referring to measures unveiled yesterday that targeted two Chinese companies accused of helping North Korea to evade tight international sanctions meant to pressure Pyongyang into ending its nuclear weapons program.They were the first new sign of pressure since talks between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un broke down in Hanoi less than a month ago.However, Trump, who has previously spoken of “love” for the totalitarian leader, appears to retain hope that his strong personal relationship will bear fruit.‘Gross incompetence’“President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” the president’s spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said.Adam Schiff, a Democrat who heads the intelligence committee in the House of Representatives, blasted Trump for cancelling sanctions “imposed only yesterday and championed by his own national security advisor because he ‘loves’ Kim.”“Foolish naiveté is dangerous enough. Gross incompetence and disarray in the White House make it even worse,” Schiff tweeted.On Thursday, Trump national security advisor John Bolton had tweeted that the sanctions were meant to put an end to “illicit shipping practices” by North Korea.“Everyone should take notice and review their own activities to ensure they are not involved in North Korea’s sanctions evasion,” he said.China complained, saying that it did enforce all UN resolutions and opposed “any country imposing unilateral sanctions and taking long-arm jurisdiction against any Chinese entity according to their own domestic laws.”This was Trump’s second major, unexpected foreign policy announcement by Twitter in two days.On Thursday, he sent a tweet reversing decades of US policy and pledged to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the hotly contested Golan Heights border area with Syria. 30 Comments Mar 22nd 2019, 8:33 PM last_img read more

Garrison Keillor says he was fired over alleged improper behavior

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Garrison Keillor, the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” said Wednesday he has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior.Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he said he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.” He didn’t give details of the allegation.“It’s some sort of poetic irony to be knocked off the air by a story, having told so many of them myself, but I’m 75 and don’t have any interest in arguing about this. And I cannot in conscience bring danger to a great organization I’ve worked hard for since 1969,” Keillor said.“A person could not hope for more than what I was given,” he said.Minnesota Public Radio confirmed Keillor had been fired, saying it received a single allegation of “inappropriate behavior” and doesn’t know of any other similar allegations. MPR said it was notified of the allegation last month and that it stemmed from Keillor’s conduct when he was responsible for producing “A Prairie Home Companion.”Keillor retired as host of his long-running public radio variety show in 2016. His hand-picked successor, mandolinist Chris Thile, is in his second season as “Prairie Home” host. After Keillor retired from the show, he continued to work with MPR on other projects.last_img read more

Divers removing sunken I5 Skagit River bridge

first_img MOUNT VERNON — Divers probably have a couple of days more work removing the collapsed section of the Interstate 5 bridge from the bottom of the Skagit River, the Washington Transportation Department said Friday.It’s slow work, using heavy equipment to break up the pavement in cold, murky water, spokesman Travis Phelps said.Workers also have to take care to preserve girders the National Transportation Safety Board needs for its investigation of the May 23 accident.When the NTSB clears the site, the state Transportation Department will inspect piers. If they’re OK, a contractor can fill in a collapsed section with a temporary 160-foot span.The department is still on track to reopen two lanes of the freeway in each direction by mid-June, Phelps said from an office in Shoreline.The bridge crumbled when a girder was struck by an oversize truck. The truck made it off the bridge, but two other vehicles carrying three people went into the river. All three people were able to escape as their vehicles filled with frigid water. They were rescued with minor injuries.Workers with Acrow Bridges are doing as much as they can until the site is released by the NTSB. They are assembling portions of the temporary span on land and are preparing to roll it into place, Phelps said. Construction workers wait as divers check out the deck of the bridge down below the water Tuesday in Mount Vernon, figuring out the way to break it up following the collapse of a section of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River last week.last_img read more

Route 91 Harvest Festival 50 Dead 400 Injured In Las Vegas Shooting

first_img Twitter Facebook Email News Las Vegas Festival Shooting: 50 Dead, 400 Injured route-91-harvest-festival-50-dead-400-injured-las-vegas-shooting Deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history takes place during Route 91 Harvest Festival performanceTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 2, 2017 – 8:03 am As GRAMMY nominee Jason Aldean closed out the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on the evening of Oct. 1, more than 50 people were killed and more than 400 more were injured when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.According to officials, it is the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.A concertgoer told ABC News that the gunshots sounded “like some fireworks going off. I think there was the first kind of volley, and then all of the sudden second volley. My buddy’s like, ‘I just got hit, you know.’ He got hit three times. Then people started diving for the ground. And it just continued.”Police found the suspect, Stephen Paddock, dead in his Mandalay Bay room. Paddock, 64, was a resident of Mesquite, a town approximately 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Authorities were searching his home as of Monday morning.As more information surfaces, many in the music community — from Aldean and Harry Styles to Miranda Lambert and Rihanna — have expressed their condolences for the shooting victims.  More On The Las Vegas Shooting: The New York TimesRead more Route 91 Harvest Festival: 50 Dead, 400 Injured In Las Vegas Shooting read more

Cannes 2019 Kangana Ranaut nails it in white ensemble for the after

first_imgKangana Ranaut after party look on Day 2 at Cannes 2019instagramKangana Ranaut has always made unique choices when it comes to her fashion sense. The actress left everyone in complete awe of her by donning a Kanjivaram saree with a twist on the first day at Cannes Film Festival 2019 and while people were still reeling over it, her second day was nothing less of a dream.And for the after party at the film festival on Day 2, the actress donned an all-white ensemble and added some drama to it with blue eyeliner and green earrings. The Queen actress surely did look stunning in the outfit.Besides Kangana, B-town girls – Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and TV star Hina Khan are representing the country on the European soil and making some ravishing appearances on the red carpet.Coming to Kangana, she decided to walk the red carpet in a white off-shoulder Michael Cinco attire on Day 2 of Cannes Film Festival 2019. With its dramatic train, Kangana looked like a real princess. “I am wearing a Michael Cinco Couture gown, with pink and lavender hues and it’s jewelled. It is very structured but at the same time, it has an absolutely romantic vibe to it. It is fierce and translucent but has a romantic vibe,” Kangana, who is here courtesy a brand association with Grey Goose, said in a statement.Talking about her look, she said, “The hair is very romantic and regal and the make-up is also soft and we didn’t create contrast. I have never done softer looks, I have never done pink for any red carpet and it’s not my colour, so for me, it’s a definition of a risk.”last_img read more

Amazing Smartphone Discounts Features OnePlus 7 Pro Xiaomi Mi 9 Nubia Red

first_img Share Tweet Submit Today our list of smartphone discounts includes new phones with high-end specifications designed for gaming and media consumption. Apart from this, our list also includes the Xiaomi Mi 9, the mighty OnePlus 7 Pro and many more. If you’re interested, do not waste this opportunity and order your share as soon as you can. let’s dive in to see some more details on the smartphone discounts and how you can avail it.Smartphone Discounts Bring Massive Price Drop For OnePlus 7 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9, Nubia Red Magic 3, MoreAs we have mentioned earlier, our smartphone discounts offer a range of new devices that you can buy right now. However, be sure to note that the discount is only available for a limited time. This means that the price drop will revert back to its original model soon. So be wise and order as soon as you can.Asus Zenfone 6One of the most anticipated smartphones of the year and our lost of smartphone discounts, the Asus Zenfone 6 not only features a unique design but comes with the latest internals. It boasts a flip camera system which means the rear camera is also your front camera. In addition, the smartphone also features Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.If you’re up for it, the Asus Zenfone 6 is available at a good 22 percent discount, which brings the price down to just $549.99. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi 9 SEThe Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is the company’s budget version of its flagship smartphone but it doesn’t compromise on quality. The design is more or less the same, the all-screen design is seamless and the performance is great as well. It features a Snapdragon 712 processor with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage capacity. In terms of performance, the Mi 9 SE is highly efficient.It is available at a hefty 25 percent discount as part of our list of smartphone discounts. If you’re up for it, the price is brought down to just $279.99. Head over to this list to get it.OnePlus 7 ProThe OnePlus demands no introduction for the amount of attention it received over the past few months is immense. The 90-hertz display with higher resolution, great camera, and great software experience is all admirable. Since it is available at less on our list of smartphone discounts, there’s no reason not to get it. It is powered by Snapdragon 855, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. Everything falls into place with this option.If you’re enticed to own it, the OnePlus 7 Pro is available at a stunning 22 percent off for a limited time. This makes the price come down to just $629.99. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi 9Xiaomi Mi 9 is the company’s flagship addition to this year’s smartphone discounts on our list. It is powered by the powerful Snapdragon 855 processor, which means all your daily and gaming performance needs are met in an efficient manner. In addition, it boasts 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space. The design and build quality are on par with the giants of the industry so there’s not a lot that you’re missing out.The Xiaomi Mi 9 is available at an impressive 29 percent off as part of our list of smartphone discounts. This makes the price come down to just $365.99. Head over to this link to get it.Nubia Red Magic 3This perfect smartphone has made it to the hype that it deserves this year. With an aggressive design language, the smartphone goes hand in hand with the positioning of the smartphone. Yes, it is designed for gaming and each aspect screams quality. It features Snapdragon 855, 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It is available at an extremely low on our list of smartphone discounts, so spare no time and order away since quantities are quite low.If you’re up for it, the Nubia Red Magic 3 is available at a massive 19 percent off for a limited time. This makes the price come down to just $549.99. Head over to this link to get it.This is all for our list of smartphone discounts. If you’re enticed to own any of the options listed above, be sure to do so on time. This is due to the fact that the discount is only available for a limited time and will revert back to the original model soon. Also, do check out our latest discounts on high-end smartwatches to go with your latest purchase.This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on our list of smartphone discounts? Which option are you looking to get? Share your views down in the comments.last_img read more

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