MANCHESTER UNITED are holding talks over installing safe standing at Old Trafford.Persistent standing remains illegal at stadiums in the top two tiers of English football – but rail seating can now be introduced if certain strict safety requirements are met.1 United have been exploring ways of improving the Old Trafford atmosphereCredit: AFP or licensorsWolves became the first side to do so in the Sir Jack Hayward Stand at Molineux – while Spurs have also introduced it at their new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.And the Mail report that United chiefs are consulting their Premier League counterparts on the best course of action regarding implementing the rail seating.A feasibility report will have to completed – with one potential stumbling block being whether the Old Trafford structure can handle the extra weight. Should United be given the green light – rail seating would most likely to be introduced in the Stretford End lower tier section of the ground.The United hierarchy have already allowed 1,200 seats in that stand to be designated as a ‘singing section’ – in a bid to improve the atmosphere at England’s biggest sporting club venue.The Football Supporters Federation have long campaigned for the implementation of safe standing – often citing its overwhelming success in the Bundesliga.MORE MANCHESTER UNITED NEWSLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansUnited acknowledge that the vast majority of their supporters are in favour of safe standing and as such have themselves been long-term advocates of a change in legislation.A petition with over 100,000 signatures back in 2018 convinced then Sports Minister Tracey Crouch to launch a review into safe standing.Her successor Mims Davies revealed in January that she was of the belief that all-seater stadiums remain the safest option – but admitted that she was waiting for further information in order to fully make her mind up. Jose Mourinho moans he was not handed cash to buy defenders at Man Utd and Roy Keane can’t resist a cheeky smirk
Dear Editor,Recent comments and statements attributed to recently installed His Worship of Georgetown about the Public Relations (PR) Department at City Hall if true, does not augur well for cooperation, trust and confidence building, in that beleaguered organisation.To bluntly and openly state that the services of the PR unit will not be sought, and His Worship will execute all PR needed for his office and the department is a waste of resources, such scare resources which were already budgeted for, is condemning the department without giving it a proper chance to correct its deficiencies and shortcomings.It is just too early in his mayorship to make such a harsh conclusion/condemnation.It is hoped that better sense would prevail, and all parties would collaborate for the collective good of not only City Hall but the City of Georgetown as a whole.It is hoped too that the member of staff caught on camera sleeping, with mouth open, would be condignly disciplined, as this conduct is grossly disrespectful.Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamed
“I’m surprised they’re where they are in the standings,” Selanne said. Of the Ducks, he added, “If we play like that, we’ll have no problems with anybody. I’m not worried that we lost a point. I’m very happy with how we played.” Visnovsky, Michael Cammalleri and Derek Armstrong scored for the Kings, and Sean Burke had 39 saves. But it was the manner in which the Kings played that was so impressive. They didn’t not back down from challenges and skated purposefully. “We really looked at is as a playoff series for our guys,” Kings coach Marc Crawford said. “We prepared for it like it was a playoff series.” No King epitomized their weekend of resilience more than Visnovsky, who was knocked woozy by a thunderous open-ice check by Chris Kunitz late in the third period. Visnovsky later said he didn’t know who hit him and admitted feeling dizzy. But he never missed a shift and responded with the winner in the shootout. Asked if it felt sweet to deliver a payback of sorts in the shootout, he nodded, smiled and said, “Yeah, I think so&. It’s just scoring goals. I had no plan. I faked my shot, the goalie makes his move and I make a quick shot through his legs.” The Kings played without team captain Mattias Norstrom, who suffered a sprained knee Saturday when Kunitz thumped him with a tough check in the first period. The Kings hope Norstrom will be fit to play later in the week. The Ducks played without checking-line center Todd Marchant, who suffered an abdominal strain Saturday. It is not related to a similar injury that forced Marchant to sit out six games earlier this season. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam today. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Give them credit,” Ducks winger Ryan Getzlaf said of the Kings. “They battled hard and didn’t give up at all. Every time we had a chance (to break open the game), they came back and answered. They hung around long enough to sneak away with it.” Sunday, the Ducks rallied from deficits of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 to force overtime. They also got good news when they learned defenseman Chris Pronger was not seriously injured when he was struck in the chin and throat by Visnovsky’s one-timer in overtime. Teemu Selanne scored a goal and assisted on two others, including Getzlaf’s third-period goal that tied the score at 3 midway through the third period. Selanne’s goal was his 301st in two stints with the Ducks, a franchise record. Of passing his old linemate Paul Kariya, now with the Nashville Predators, Selanne said, “Obviously, it’s a great honor. It’s a really nice bonus.” Like Getzlaf, Selanne praised the Kings for their determined play. But the Ducks (35-16-9) earned a point and extended their lead over the second-place San Jose Sharks to six points. They picked up three out of a possible four points during an entertaining home-and-home series with the last-place Kings (20-31-10), having won a 3-2 shootout Saturday night at Staples Center. ANAHEIM – Perhaps at season’s end the Kings will receive a nice thank-you note for helping the Ducks regain their edge after a lackluster stretch that threatened to shake their hold on first place in the Pacific Division. But for now, defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky won Sunday night’s game for the Kings, 4-3, with the deciding goal in a shootout in front of an announced sellout crowd of 17,363 at the Honda Center.
West Ham teen ace Joe Powell has penned a new three-year contract with the club.The highly-rated 17-year-old has been a regular feature in the club’s Under-18 side this season but is yet to break into Slaven Bilic’s senior set up.But that has not stopped the Hammers from rewarding Powell with an extension, at the club he joined when he was eight.The winger told the club’s official website: “It’s a great feeling to sign the big contract that you always dreamt about as a kid and it’s a bonus for me as it’s for the club I love.“A lot of hard work has gone into this moment, the older you get, the harder and the more serious it gets and you have to compete with other players for your place.“When I first found out, I was over the moon and the support and praise from everyone was amazing.” 1 Joe Powell only signed a professional deal at West Ham the start of the year
ROYAL VISIT: The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were given a wonderful reception on their whistle-stop tour of Donegal yesterday. Thousands of people all across the county came out to greet the Royal duo as they received a great welcome on their historic visit to Donegal. Prince Charles and Camilla landed in Donegal Town yesterday morning via helicopter, and landed at Four Masters GAA grounds.The couple visited Magee Tweed Factory, Donegal Castle and McGettigan Butchers, before departing for Letterkenny.The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were given a civic reception at LYIT by The Donegal County Council.The Duchess also visited Ballyraine National School, before the pair headed for Glenveagh Castle. Above, are a selection of images from a historic day in Donegal’s history.Pictures courtesy of North-West Newspix. HISTORIC ROYAL VISIT TO DONEGAL – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: May 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DUCHESS OF CORNWALLFeaturesnewspicture specialPrince of Walesroyal visit
Brides of all ages made history last night when they donned their wedding and bridesmaid dresses once again for charity.Dozens of proud ladies recalled their big day as they turned out at the Villa Rose Hotel in Ballybofey for what proved to be a very special night. The event saw brides come together, not just for an evening of nostalgia, but to raise much needed funding for Donegal Action Cancer Care and the breast unit at Letterkenny General Hospital.As well as tucking into a fantastic meal, the ladies enjoyed a wedding band and swapped stories about their big days from as recently as last year to as far back as almost 40 years ago.Organisers of the event said they were delighted with the turn-out.“It was a fantastic night. Those who came along and wore their wedding dresses with pride once again really made it worthwhile. “Amazingly all the ladies fitted into their dresses which says a lot for them.“We had a great night and there were some great memories shared. It was fantastic but the most important thing was that some much-needed funds for both charities,” she said. “I DO, I DO, I DO…” – DONEGAL BRIDES MAKE HISTORY FOR CANCER CHARITIES was last modified: February 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bridesdonegalDONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CARE
NEW ORLEANS – Two New Orleans police officers repeatedly punched a 64-year-old man accused of public intoxication, and a third city officer assaulted an Associated Press Television News producer as a cameraman taped the confrontations. After being questioned, the three officers were arrested late Sunday and charged with battery. They were also suspended, then released and ordered to appear in court at a later date, Capt. Marlon Defillo said. “We have great concern with what we saw this morning,” Defillo said after he and about a dozen other high-ranking police officials watched the APTN footage Sunday. “It’s a troubling tape, no doubt about it. … This department will take immediate action.” The assaults come as the department, long plagued by allegations of brutality and corruption, struggles with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the resignation last month of Police Superintendent Eddie Compass. “The incidents taped by our cameraman are extremely troubling,” said Mike Silverman, AP’s managing editor. “We are heartened that the Police Department is taking them seriously and promising a thorough investigation.” Davis, who is black, was subdued at the intersection of Conti and Bourbon streets. Three of the officers appear to be white, and another is light-skinned. The officer who hit Matthews is white. Defillo said race was not an issue. Three of the five officers, including Smith, are New Orleans officers, and two others appeared to be federal officers. Numerous agencies have sent police to help with patrols in the aftermath of Katrina. Under normal circumstances, it takes unusually offensive behavior to trigger an arrest on Bourbon Street. But New Orleans police have been working under stressful conditions since the hurricane. Officers slept in their cars and worked 24-hour shifts after the storm. Three-quarters lost their homes, and their families are scattered across the country. “Our police officers are working under some very trying times,” Defillo said. “So it’s a difficult time, but it doesn’t excuse what our jobs are supposed to be.” Many officers deserted their posts in the days after Katrina, and some were accused of joining in the looting that broke out. At least two committed suicide. Conditions have improved – officers now have beds on a cruise ship – but they don’t have private rooms, and they are still working 12-hour shifts five days a week. Compass, the police superintendent, resigned Sept. 27. Despite more than 10 years of reform efforts dating to before he took office, police were dogged by allegations of brutality and corruption. On Friday, state authorities said they were investigating allegations that New Orleans police broke into a dealership and made off with nearly 200 cars, including 41 new Cadillacs, as the storm closed in. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The APTN tape shows an officer hitting the man at least four times in the head Saturday night as he stood outside a bar near Bourbon Street. The suspect, Robert Davis, appeared to resist, twisting and flailing as he was dragged to the ground by four officers. Another of the four officers then kneed Davis and punched him twice. Davis was face-down on the sidewalk with blood streaming down his arm and into the gutter. Meanwhile, a fifth officer ordered APTN producer Rich Matthews and the cameraman to stop recording. When Matthews held up his credentials and explained he was working, the officer grabbed the producer, leaned him backward over a car, jabbed him in the stomach and unleashed a profanity-laced tirade. “I’ve been here for six weeks trying to keep … alive. … Go home!” shouted the officer, who later identified himself as S.M. Smith. Police said Davis, 64, of New Orleans was booked on charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and public intimidation. He was treated at a hospital and released into police custody. A mug shot of Davis, provided by a jailer, showed him with his right eye swollen shut, apparent bruising on the left side of his neck and a cut on his right temple.
Johannesburg, Tuesday 27 March 2018 – Brand South Africa through the Play Your Part programme is collaborating with various stakeholders provincially and nationally, to deliver the road safety awareness campaign on the 28th March in Mpumalanga ahead of the Easter season. The stakeholders include Sasol, Govan Mbeki Local Municipality and the Black Management Forum.Brand South Africa understands the impact of negative road safety statistics on the Nation Brand and therefore, the objective of this collaboration is to encourage citizens to play their part and exercise positive road safety habits in order to positively project the image of the Nation Brand.This collaboration is in line with Brand South Africa’s the Play Your Part programme to interact with road users and promote road safety ahead of Easter, when many will be on the roads to various destinations in the country.“We have been pushing the road safety message with various stakeholders throughout the country as it is imperative that citizens are constantly reminded of their role in protecting one another on the roads especially during these busy times. Our key message through the Play Your Part programme is “PLAY YOUR PART AND BE SAFE”, said Brand South Africa’s Stakeholder Relations Manager for Government, Ms Toni Gumede.Guidelines on how citizens can further Play Their Part on the roads are:Play Your Part- Rest after two hours of drivingPlay Your Part – wear a safety belt, even if you’re not the driverPlay Your Part – Drive within the speed limitPlay Your Part – have a valid driver’s licence and a valid car licence.Play Your Part – don’t drink and driveProgramme:Easter Road Safety Campaign: Govan MbekiTuesday, 28 March 201807:30 – 13:00 Activation One07:00 All Teams arrives at Lifa Lethu Primary School for briefing and set up07:30 Opening and Welcoming by School Management07:45 Address by Brand South Africa08:00 Address by Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison09:00 Industrial theatre and engagement10:00 Vote of Thanks Brand South Africa Activation Two11:00 All Teams arrives at SASOL N17 Bethal for briefing and set up11:30 Traffic inspections, activations and interaction with motorists by Officials12:00 Media interviews by each team lead and principals from ALL parties12:45 Vote of thanks by Brand South Africa13:00 Debriefing meeting with all stakeholders13:15 Closure13:30 Activation ends and teams depart
Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen was revealed on Thursday as a new signing for FC Barcelona for the next five football seasons as a replacement for Chilean Claudio Bravo, who is on the brink of a move to Manchester City.Barcelona announced through their website that the 27-year-old Dutchman had been signed from Amsterdam side AFC Ajax for 13 million euros ($14.6 million) plus two million euros ($2.2 million) variables, with a release clause of 60 million euros ($67.7 million), reports Efe. (Also read: Joe Hart hopeful for a solution surrounding his City future)Cillessen arrived on Thursday morning at Barcelona where he passed a medical and signed his contract.Cillessen will be officially presented on Friday to begin a new era with the Catalan side, after five years with Ajax winning the Eredivisie three times. (Also read: Barcelona start La Liga defence with 6-2 rout of Real Betis)The new signing comes as a result of the expected departure of Chilean keeper Bravo after two great seasons, as he refuses to be alternated with German Marc-Andre ter Stegen.FC Barcelona sign goalkeeper @jaspercillessen. More information at https://t.co/Qw6Pie74QK #CillessenFCB pic.twitter.com/RtjbvVEdbT FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 25, 2016
Continue Reading Previous ETAS: collecting measurement data for automated vehicle systemsNext ROHM: DC/DC converter works up to ten years on a single coin battery congatec introduces a deployment ready design study of a micro server carrier board with 10GbE support. The modular server board in the 5×5 inch Mini-STX form factor offers high scalability across all suitable embedded server processor sockets thanks to its COM Express Type 7 slot. This enables 10GbE edge node performance upgrades at lowest cost, as nearly all investments in the real-time system design of 10GbE edge nodes can be re-used. To upgrade the performance, OEMs and network operators only need to exchange the Server-on-Module. This is especially interesting for operators of 5G networks and edge data centers, who expect real-time performance demands to increase once 10GbE infrastructures become deployed more widely, leading to constantly lower revenues per processed data volume. Also, all IIoT, Industry 4.0 and fog server applications will require continuous performance upgrades as security, analytics and artificial intelligence demands will keep evolving for at least a decade to come.The edge server board in the 5×5 Mini-STX form factor provides impressively high performance thanks to utilizing the COM Express Type 7 conga-B7AC module based on the Intel Atom C3000 processor. With processor power consumption starting at just 11W TDP, the system offers 4x real-time 10GbE network performance and up to 16 cores, which is ideal for processing many smaller packet sizes in parallel. Compared to other multi-core solutions, such as the Intel Xeon D processors, the costs and power consumption here are significantly lower; this makes it possible to roll out very high network bandwidths and storage capacities far into the industrial field.The congatec micro server carrier board can be equipped with eight different Intel Atom server processor versions – from the 16-core Intel Atom C3958 to the quad-core C3508 processor for the extended temperature range. All offer up to 48GB of fast 2400 DDR4 memory, which can be designed with or without Error Correction Code depending on customer requirements. The 10GbE interfaces are standardly implemented via SFP+ cages, enabling network connection via both fiber optic and copper cables. In addition, the carrier board provides 2x 1GbE and 2x USB 3.0 interfaces for service and peripherals. One of the 1GbE ports is connected to the integrated board management controller and can therefore be used for server-typical remote management tasks.The congatec micro server carrier board in the 5×5 Mini-STX form factor further offers a VGA output and a serial interface for local administration. For custom extensions, it provides three M.2 slots. Two of them are designed for M.2 2280 cards with key M and 4 PCIe lanes or 1x SATA, which makes them particularly suitable for storage media. The third M.2 slot accepts M.2 3042 cards with key A. With 2x PCIe, 1x USB 3.0 and I²C, it can connect both storage media and other peripherals. The feature connectors also provide GPIOs, I²C, SM and LPC buses.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules