Leeds’ £24m Danish deal

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Fire hits Molo police station

first_imgCaptain Shella Mae Sangrines,spokesperson of the Iloilo City Police Office, said the blaze gutted the policestation’s Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD) office. These firefighters are making sure they have completely put out the fire that hit the police station in Molo, Iloilo City on Feb. 3. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – Fire razed the policestation in Molo district yesterday afternoon. Sangrines said police were not able tosave police uniforms, a firearm and important papers from the fire. She addedthat police officers on duty were out in the field for beat patrollingduring the incident. Arson investigators have yet to identifythe cause and origin of the fire as of this writing./PNcenter_img Authorities immediately vacatedthree inmates who are detained inside because of the thick smoke. She said that thick smoke was first seenbillowing from the WCPD office around 2:40 p.m. The WCPD is located in the second floornear the lockup facility of the police station.last_img read more

DaCosta now winningest trainer in local history

first_imgIt could aptly be described as Wayne DaCosta Day at Caymanas Park yesterday, with the 15-time champion trainer becoming the winningest trainer in Jamaica at 1,951, surpassing 14-time champion Philip Feanny and posting ‘Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM to win the grade one feature over 1820 metres for the Legal Light Trophy.Having equalled Feanny’s record with DYSFUNCTIONAL the previous Saturday, it was always on the cards that DaCosta would become sole owner of the record with as many as seven runners on the programme.driving finishThis was achieved by the howling 2-5 favourite, SUPER COP who made all under four-time champion Omar Walker to win in a driving finish from 13-1 outsider HONEY DARLIN, who, significantly is trained by Feanny, the man whose record he was surpassing.”This is a very happy moment for me, a moment worth waiting for,” said the 60-year-old trainer. “The race is now on to see whether I can break the 2,000 barrier this year.”Later in the afternoon, DaCosta and Walker teamed up to win the Legal Light Trophy with Derrick Smith’s SEEKING MY DREAM, who equalled the stakes record time of 1:55.2 set by the outstanding MIRACLE MAN in April 2006.Installed a 4-5 favourite, the classy 4-y-o colt won by five lengths from the American filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN.SIMPLY MAGIC CUPMeanwhile, three recent winners will come face to face in the inaugural running of the Simply Magic Cup over 1,820 metres today, this in honour of the classy 3-y-o filly who emerged the first of her sex to win the Triple Crown at Caymanas Park in 2002.Eight native bred three-year-olds (non-winners of two) have been declared and, after careful examination of their chances, I believe it will come down to a straight fight between the lightly raced pair of DR. TRAIN and MY WAY, both contrasting winners last time out.True to his name, the Harry Parsard-trained DR. TRAIN finished like a runaway train to win in a blanket finish over 1,300 metres on his third outing on March 28 and, if anything, will be seen to better advantage over this longer distance, especially with the stretch running jockey Aaron Chatrie aboard.While respecting the chances of DR. TRAIN, however, preference is for MY WAY, who impressed in a fast-time win over the straight on April 13 when having his second outing. Four-time champion jockey Omar Walker again has the ride from the convenient mark of 52.5kg.The chestnut gelding from the stable of 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta went gate to wire in winning by 41/2 lengths recently and, having impressed at exercise since, galloping 5 1/2 furlong in a brisk 1:07.2 by 1:01.0, should steal a march on rivals leaving the half mile and stave off the fast-finishing DR. TRAIN.Others such as MR. DOITBETTA and THE PROMISE LAND, both winners over two turns in recent months, should run well enough to complete the superfecta.Other firm fancies on the nine-race programme are WINESHA, to resume winning ways in the first race over the straight, BONGO KING in the third, SIR BIGGS in the fifth, and UNCLE CHUBBY in the ninth and final.last_img read more

Fill ‘Er Up! Coffee Mugs Get Connected with RFID

first_imgDespite the deeply intrenched techie community within coffee shops around the globe, the process of buying coffee has yet to see significant innovation. Sure, there are some new ways to order coffee, even via text message, but a unique and elegant purchasing solution has evaded coffee shops and other frequented business – that is, perhaps, until now. A company called Smug Coffee has created what it says is the world’s first smart mug, or “smug.” Instead of opting for wasteful plastic cups, coffee drinkers can instead buy a special mug with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) chips that store account information and purchase habits. Customers simply present their mug to a special scanner at check-out, and the barista can see their recent coffee orders – making a personalized ordering experience much easier. No need to grab a wallet or fork over cash – the chips connect to the customer’s coffee shop account and automatically deduct funds. RFID and similar technologies have long been used to provide customers with new ways to interface with a point-of-sale. I have used a special key fob to charge gas purchases to my credit card since I was in high-school, and other solutions let customers wave their cards at a special scanner. What the technology has been waiting for is practical and elegant implementations, and Smug accomplishes that.The Smug not only speeds up ordering and paying, but it helps save Mother Earth one plastic cup at a time. By using the mugs, customers are offered discounts and deals and can earn points toward free drinks. Encouraging the reuse of mugs puts a dent in the use of plastic cups that end up in a landfill. While the use of RFID is limited to the store where the mug is purchased, having the mug may also cause frequent coffee drinkers to think twice about using a plastic cup when at other coffee shops.Eventually, solutions like the Smug will be commonplace and we will hardly realize the technology behind the purchases we make. Simply resting the mug near the check-out will tell the cashier our purchasing habits so we can order up “the usual” and pay for it without even thinking about it. The brainchild of Marquette University student Chris Hallberg, Smug Coffee is currently supported by a handful of small coffee shop chains, and processed its first transaction in May of this year. What are some other great examples of RFID in the consumer space? Let us know in the comments below! Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Internet of Things#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img chris cameron Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Totally focused

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Fernandez was promoted to chief trainer when Pacquiao clashed with Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse last year, but the rehiring of Roach for the Broner bout has obviously put his best buddy in the back seat again.Pacquiao, though, was quick to dismiss this, saying that his team is stronger than ever.“We know each other very well. Team Pacquiao is strong,” said Pacquiao when somebody asked why he rehired Roach for the Jan. 19 fight despite dropping him following a disastrous loss to Jeff Horn in 2017.Pacquiao said he wanted to give Fernandez a chance to become the head trainer for the fight against Matthysse. And Fernandez passed with flying colors as Pacquiao scored his first knockout win in nine years to revive his career.Roach said he was willing to yield the reins to Fernandez, who was his lieutenant in so many triumphs.ADVERTISEMENT Even his rumored bid for the Philippine presidency is far from his mind at the moment.Buboy Fernandez, Pacquiao’s best friend, sat in the far corner of the crowded Wild Card Gym while Freddie Roach held the mitts for the world’s one and only eight-division champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsClearly, something is wrong.And when Pacquiao noticed this, he asked Fernandez to join them in the ring, although the Hall-of-Fame trainer Roach continued holding the mitts. PH Azkals, China Dragons coaches put friendship aside MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “Manny told me ‘I want him (Fernandez) to be better known as a trainer and when he (Pacquiao) retires, he will have a future in boxing,” said Roach. “So I said I have no problem with that. We will work on that, we have worked together as a team.”Meanwhile, Pacquiao played down reports linking him to a bid for the presidency, insisting he remained solely focused on the twilight of his boxing career.The 40-year-old, already a member of the Philippine Senate, has been repeatedly linked to a future run for the presidency in his homeland where he remains a national hero.However, Pacquiao told reporters on Wednesday he had put any future political aspirations on hold as he prepares to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) regular welterweight title against Broner at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.“A lot of people are saying that I can be the next president,” Pacquiao told Agence France-Presse.“But I’m not thinking about that. Whatever path that God gives to me, I will fulfill it.”“I haven’t spoken to him about running for president but he wants to help the people and the best way to help people is to be the boss,” Roach told reporters.For the time being though, Pacquiao insists he is not looking past Broner.Broner on Wednesday put a touch of drama to his upcoming fight with Pacquiao by not showing up for media workout day.Broner, the 29-year-old nicknamed “The Problem,” flew over from South Beach, Florida, where he had his training camp. —WITH A REPORT FROM AFP SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Manny Pacquiao, right, works out with trainer Freddie Roach at a boxing club in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Pacquiao is scheduled to defend his WBA welterweight title against Adrien Broner on Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)HOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao doesn’t want to be distracted by the antics of Adrien Broner.Neither is he paying much attention to a seeming animosity brewing in his corner.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

Gareth Bale set to miss Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid with calf injury

first_imgGareth Bale’s run of injury misery continued on Tuesday as Real Madrid said their record signing had picked up a calf injury that rules him out for up to four league games and their Champions League semi-final tie with Atletico Madrid.Bale was forced off injured in the 35th minute of Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to arch rivals Barcelona that blew the La Liga title race wide open and took the champions ahead of Madrid in the standings due to their superior head-to-head record.Real released a statement on Tuesday saying Bale had a grade two muscle tear in his left calf, without specifying how long the Welsh international would spend on the sidelines.Radio station Cadena Cope said he would be out for three weeks, therefore missing league fixtures against Deportivo La Coruna, Valencia, Granada and Sevilla in addition to both games against Atletico.Bale has won two Champions Leagues with Real since his then world record move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, but his fourth season in Spain has been blighted by injuries.He was forced to spend over two months out after rupturing ligaments in his right ankle in November and was forced off during his side’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at Bayern Munich with an injury to his right calf.Coach Zinedine Zidane was heavily criticised in the Spanish media for fielding Bale against Barcelona 11 days after sustaining the injury, although on Tuesday the Frenchman defended his decision.”He trained normally three times before the game without any problems and things like this can’t be prevented,” Zidane told a news conference.advertisement”It’s an injury but overall it’s a small thing and we hope he’ll be back with us soon.”Real visit Deportivo on Wednesday aiming to stay level on points with Barcelona and sustain their push for a first league title since 2012. But they will also be without Sergio Ramos due to suspension after the captain was sent off against Barca for a two-footed lunge on Lionel Messi.The 32-times Liga champions have been boosted, however, by the return of France defender Raphael Varane from a hamstring problem.last_img read more

Book Asia river cruise with Goway by Sept 15 to save up

first_imgTags: Goway Travel << Previous PostNext Post >> Book Asia river cruise with Goway by Sept. 15 to save up to $1,300 Friday, September 1, 2017 Posted bycenter_img TORONTO — There are big savings in store with Goway Travel for clients in search of an Asia river cruise. Those who book by Sept. 15 will save up to $1,300 per person, depending on the departure date and gateway.Passengers can choose to sail on either the Mekong River, between Saigon and Siem Reap, or the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Savings are on departures between September and late November, with some 2018 dates as well. For a full list of dates and prices, visit Myanmar Cruise Getaway and Mekong Cruise Getaway.For the 10-day Myanmar River Cruise Getaway, prices start at $3,299. The 10-day Mekong River Cruising Getaway starts at $3,099. Both cruise experiences include international airfare from select North American gateways. Passengers must book by Sept. 15 to take advantage of these rates.Goway’s riverboats range in size between a 36- to 60-passenger capacity, allowing for an intimate cruise experience.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalWhile Europe, Egypt and even Russia have been river cruise favourites for years, says Goway, Asia holds its own with some of the most inviting rivers in the world. As with most river cruising experiences, cruises in Asia offer all-inclusive package rates. One distinct benefit of Asia cruising is access to stops that are nearly impossible to reach by land, taking travellers ‘off the beaten path’ in the truest sense.For a full list of river cruising available in Asia visit the cruising section on Goway.com. Travelweek Group Sharelast_img read more