June 21, 2021
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first_imgThese protests came as part of climate strikes all across the UK, and the rest of the world. Thousands descended on central London to hear activists speak, as well as Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn who described himself as ‘absolutely delighted’ by the protests.  This morning school students across Oxford and the surround area left class to march at another climate change strike held in the city centre. “It is a wonderful tie-in to all the other things which are happening around the planet at the same time”. In what was the city’s seventh Youth Strike 4 Climate event, hundreds gathered to make known their opposition to global pollution and widespread damage to the environment.  Oxford MP Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East, said: “I think it is really humbling to see a huge number of young people here today and they are very clear that we need to act now. We cannot keep putting action off”. Chris Church of Oxford Friends of the Earth said: “This is the largest environmental demonstration Oxford has ever seen. However, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said “every child” should be in school. He added that “they should be learning, they shouldn’t be bunking off and it’s very irresponsible for people to encourage children to do so”. Demonstrations have been held in every continent, and millions are thought to have attended climate strike events across the world.last_img read more

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first_imgA man caught providing drugs to Bristol Prison has had his sentence increased after the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, referred it to the Court of Appeal for being too low.Jason Weeks, 26, was stopped by police after CCTV caught him throwing drugs over the prison wall into the exercise yard from a vehicle. When searched, more drugs were found in the vehicle, as well as at Weeks’ home, where he was also growing cannabis.Between those drugs thrown into the prison, in the vehicle, and those found at his home, Weeks was responsible for over 1.5kg of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.Weeks was originally sentenced at Bristol Crown Court in May, where he was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment suspended for 24 months. Today, after the Solicitor General’s referral, the Court of Appeal increased his sentence to 15 months immediate custody, with the one month reduction due to recent progress he has made.Commenting on the imprisonment, the Solicitor General said:“Weeks risked seriously undermining the important role Bristol Prison plays in many of its inmates’ rehabilitation, in particular the work they do to address substance misuse. I am pleased that the Court of Appeal has today agreed to increase his sentence to show that crimes of this nature will not be tolerated.”last_img read more

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first_imgARLINGTON, Texas — During the Angels’ 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night, Brad Ausmus noticed something that he hadn’t seen in a few days.“Today was probably the first day when there was an occasional smile, but it’s still going to take time,” the Angels manager said. “This isn’t the type of thing that goes away quickly.”Obviously, the Angels are going to be grieving Tyler Skaggs for much longer, but after they won for the second time in two games since returning to action, they said they are slowly beginning to feel normal again. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Barría, who was recalled from Triple-A on Wednesday to, at least temporarily, fill the tragic void in the rotation, said the game was emotional for him.“This game was totally dedicated to Tyler because he opened his arms when I got here,” Barría said through an interpreter. “He chose a Carlos Santana song that he played every time I was on the mound. He’s a great person, a great guy, and I’m going to miss him.”While it’s possible the Angels will now option Barría – his next turn would fall during the All-Star break – he has made a strong case to remain in the rotation.“He’s certainly done his part recently,” Ausmus said.Ausmus pulled Barría with a four-run lead after 87 pitches, handing the game to a bullpen that was dominant. Justin Anderson, Ty Buttrey, Cam Bedrosian and Hansel Robles combined for four hitless innings, striking out eight.They had a cushion thanks to an offense led by Trout, Kole Calhoun (three hits), Shohei Ohtani (two doubles) and Justin Upton (RBI single)The only negative on the night was that Upton left soon after his hit, with tightness in his left quad. Upton said he felt it as he was running off the field after trying to break up a double play in the sixth.“We’ll see how it feels tomorrow,” Upton said. “I’m sure they will probably be pretty cautious tomorrow, but I’ll come in with the idea that depending (on) how it feels, I’ll go with a normal day and hope it feels fine.”Talking about a nagging quad injury was certainly the type of mundane baseball question the Angels would prefer to be dealing with than the type of real-life tragedy they face in their hours away from the ballpark.They have nonetheless managed two victories in the time they’ve shared on the field since losing Skaggs.“We’ve just stuck together,” Upton said. “That’s the only thing we can do, be there for each other when we step on the field. We all know how tough it is to go back out there after what happened. As long as we have each other’s back, we can get through this thing.” “A lot better today than yesterday,” said Mike Trout, who hit a pair of homers and drove in four runs in the second game since losing one of his best friends. “Just to be out there and play the game he loves. Yesterday was probably one of the toughest games I’ve played in a while.”The Angels wore a more permanent version of the “Skaggs 45” patch than the ones quickly sewn onto their uniforms on Tuesday night. Many players still had the pitcher’s initials etched on their caps.Otherwise, though, the scene was more like a routine baseball game, and in this case, one in which the Angels put together a textbook effort to beat one of the teams they are chasing for a playoff spot.Trout provided most of the offense with his 17th multi-homer game, his second in the past two weeks. His three-run homer in the third extended the Angels’ lead to 4-0.Jaime Barría pitched five innings and gave up two runs, his second straight strong outing. He had allowed one run in five innings in a start last week, as he appears to be regaining the form of his breakthrough rookie season. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros PreviousAngels shortstop Andrelton Simmons throws to first after bobbling a hit by the Rangers’ Asdrubal Cabrera during the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game in Arlington, Texas. Cabrera reached first on the error by Simmons. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Matt Thaiss watches his double during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Thaiss made his debut in the majors in the game. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Matt Thaiss stands on second with a double in the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The hit was the first for Thaiss in his Major League debut. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ariel Jurado throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton, left, celebrates with Mike Trout, right, after Trout’s three-run home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout, right, jog to the dugout after Trout’s three-run home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Jaime Barria works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)CORRECTS TO SECOND INNING, INSTEAD OF FIRST – Texas Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman flips the ball to starting pitcher Ariel Jurado at first for the out, after fielding a grounder by Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Bour during the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his foul ball as Texas Rangers’ Tim Federowicz gets a new ball during the third inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Ohtani grounded out in the at-bat. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks to the dugout after striking out against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria (51) stands on the mound as Texas Rangers’ Tim Federowicz rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Texas Rangers’ Tony Beasley (37) and Tim Federowicz, right, celbrate Federowiz’ solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus throws to first for the double play after forcing out Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton (8) at second during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Justin Bour was out at first. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout smiles toward the dugout as he rounds third on his way home after hitting a solo home run against the Texas Rangers during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The homer was Trout’s second of the night. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels third base coach Mike Gallego (86) sends Shohei Ohtani (17) home, as he scores on a Justin Upton single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton (8) and Mike Trout (27) celebrate Trout’s solo home run during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The homer was Trout’s second of the night. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)The Angels’ Mike Trout (27) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons (2) throws to first after bobbling a hit by Texas Rangers’ Asdrubal Cabrera in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Cabrera reached first on the error by Simmons. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons throws to first after bobbling a ball hit by Texas Rangers’ Asdrubal Cabrera during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Cabrera reached first on the error by Simmons. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons throws to first after bobbling a hit by the Rangers’ Asdrubal Cabrera during the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game in Arlington, Texas. Cabrera reached first on the error by Simmons. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)NextShow Caption1 of 20Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons throws to first after bobbling a hit by the Rangers’ Asdrubal Cabrera during the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game in Arlington, Texas. Cabrera reached first on the error by Simmons. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Expand Related Articleslast_img read more

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first_imgA win over Edgar extends Holloway’s winning streak at 145 pounds to 14 and adds another former champion to his resume. In three consecutive fights, Holloway battered and destroyed former lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis (at UFC 206) and former featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo (at UFC 212, UFC 218). For “Blessed,” it’s not just about being the best at one weight class. It’s about being regarded as something higher and beating Edgar inches him closer to what he’s genuinely looking to do.”It does a lot,” Holloway said. “It gets me one step closer to being the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. I’m not trying to be the greatest featherweight of all time. I’m not trying to do that. I’m trying to be the greatest fighter of all time. To add Frankie’s name on my belt would be amazing.” Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearFast forward to Saturday night and Edgar is in another championship fight and standing across the Octagon will be Holloway, as he puts his featherweight title on the line in the main event of UFC 240 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Never in his wildest dreams did Holloway ever imagine that one day he would be taking on someone he looked up to this immensely.”No, not at all,” Holloway told Sporting News. “He’s a legend. He’s the man. It was crazy that I watched this guy when he won his title. It’s like that old saying, ‘They are your idols until they become your rivals.’ And now we are here and main eventing a pay-per-view card against each other. It’s just crazy. I’m excited.”As Holloway (20-4-0) said, Edgar (23-6-1) is viewed as a legend in the sport. Edgar made three defenses of the lightweight belt totaling 687 days, which is the longest reign at 155 pounds in UFC history. Usually, the Toms River, N.J. native was the smallest man inside the cage, often coming in at around 160 pounds on fight night. Seeing he was at a disadvantage, Edgar dropped down to featherweight, where he’s 8-3 and fighting for the featherweight title now for the third time — still competing at a high level at 37. “He’s a great man, not only inside the cage but outside the cage as well,” Holloway said. “This is a guy who has a great story. He’s a straight-up guy, a family man and I respect him so much because of that. There are no stories like his that compete inside the Octagon. At the end of the day, this is a fight that really helps me. I’m trying to leave a legacy in the sport like him.”Even as the champion, Holloway is coming off a loss in a back-and-forth war with Dustin Poirier at UFC 236 in April in an interim lightweight title bout that was one of the best fights of 2019 thus far. The loss snapped his 13-fight winning streak.Holloway (20-4) watched the fight a couple of times. He knows what he did wrong, but doesn’t want to take anything away from Poirier’s performance, as he was the better man that night. “You got to take something from it,” Holloway admitted. “I look at the loss as a learning curve. It is what is. Right now, I can tell you a bunch of reasons of what went wrong and this and that, but I’m not a complainer. That’s not cool to Dustin. He won fair and square. He got the decision. At the end of the day, it is what it is. I just move on and love life. Sometimes fighting is like Chutes and Ladders — sometimes you got to slide on the slide to climb up a bigger ladder. And that’s what I’m going to do.”I’m not afraid of hard work,” he continued. “It took me 10 straight wins to get a title shot and it was an interim title shot that only happened because the main event on the card was a title shot and they got hurt.”One of the narratives heading into UFC 240 has been Edgar doesn’t deserve the shot at Holloway because he got knocked out by Brian Ortega at UFC 222 in March 2018 and only garnered one win (against Cub Swanson in April 2018) in the interim to get another crack at featherweight gold. Holloway has heard the talk. He feels Edgar deserves the opportunity and has a rebuttal for those who don’t agree with his assessment.”Some fans have said he should be fighting me. Some have said he shouldn’t get a fight with me. I’m not a matchmaker,” he countered. “This guy is a legend. His fights speak for themselves. He’s been dominant. I just can’t wait to get in there. I tell people this is the fight the UFC sent over to me. I see what people have been saying. The champion, though, doesn’t get to pick the fights. The UFC picks who I’ll face. They send me a contract and I just sign it.” A little less than seven years ago at UFC 150, Frankie Edgar was looking to regain the lightweight title from Benson Henderson in the headliner. Who kicked off the main card you might ask? None other than Max Holloway, who took on Justin Lawrence.The then-20-year-old began the pay-per-view, winning by second-round TKO. Edgar didn’t fare as well, losing a split decision that many felt should have gone his way.last_img read more

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first_imgPhoto: A fire fighter checks out the rooms above the boiler room on Thursday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caAn overheated boiler caused all the smoke at the Four Seasons Hotel in Fort St. John on Thursday afternoon. At around 5:00 p.m., local fire crews were called to the hotel on 100th Street. – Advertisement -Fort St. John Fire Chief Fred Burrows says the hotel runs on boiler heat. However, the hot heating line ruptured, and the boiler overheated several hundred degrees hotter than what it should have been.Burrows says once the fire crews were able to turn the boiler off, the heating device started to cool down. Fire fighters evacuated the main floor and the second floor above the boiler room as a precautionary measure. No other guests were evacuated. While there was no actual fire, Burrows estimates that the hotel faces several thousands of dollars in water damage from the water line rupture. Advertisement Crews were at the scene for around one hour, until local technicians were able to look at the system and discuss the implications with the hotel owner.last_img read more

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first_imgThe cast of the filmAlecoe Haughey, 11, from Killybegs is pinching herself after landing a role in a star-studded Christmas film. Thousands of young hopeful actors and actresses auditioned for what was a life changing opportunity for the young cast selected.Thankfully Alecoe was one of the very few young actresses chosen to star in the movie “A Christmas Star”. She was put through a rigorous auditioning process, but the young actresses performed exceptionally well throughout the entire process, to ensure she landed the coveted role.11-year old Alecoe attends Niall Mor NS, and her mother Anne said she’s absolutely over the moon to have landed the part.She told Donegal Daily, “From an early age she performed little shows at home with her brother and declared almost from when she could speak that she wanted to be an actress.“Finding out she has been selected for a part in A Christmas Star is just a dream come true for Alecoe. “She has enjoyed every minute of each audition. She has made new friends and hopefully will make a lot more.“With each additional callback her confidence grew and getting the final offer of a part was just a joy beyond words for Alecoe.“She just can’t wait for the filming to begin.The young actress will be starring alongside some blockbuster names in the film industry, most notably Hollywood superstar Liam Neeson, who will provide the film’s voiceover.Other notable names set to appear in the film are, Bronagh Waugh (The Fall) and Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey, The Crimson Field). The film is being produced by Oscar winning film producer, Gareth Ellis Unwin who produced the critically acclaimed film The King’s Speech which starred Colin Firth.The film also boasts the influences of acclaimed director Richard Elson (M.I. High, Shadow Trade, Steffi) and award winning film composer, Patrick Doyle as part of its production team.The film itself, is a classic Cinemagic Christmas film.It’s a heart-warming story of a spirited young girl who charms an entire village. The film is set to hit the screens in early December 2015.DREAM COMES TRUE FOR YOUNG DONEGAL ACTRESS SET TO APPEAR IN STAR-STUDDED CHRISTMAS FILM was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 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:A Christmas StaractressCastEntertainmentFeaturesHollywoodLiam NeesonnewsProduction teamlast_img read more

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