Probe launched into Grand Prix fire

first_img0Shares0000BARCELONA, Spain, May 14 – Formula One’s ruling body the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on Monday confirmed it had launched an investigation into the cause of a fire in the Williams garage, injuring more than 30 people, following their victory in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.The FIA said in a statement that a total of 31 people were treated at the Circuit de Catalunya medical centre and that seven were transferred to local hospitals for special treatment for burns and smoke inhalation. In the statement, the FIA said: “The flames were quickly brought under control and the FIA is collaborating closely with the Spanish authorities investigating this incident.”The fire ignited about 90 minutes after Pastor Maldonado had claimed his maiden victory and the first by a Venezuelan.It was the Williams’ team’s first win since the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix and came on the weekend that team founder Sir Frank Williams had celebrated his 70th birthday at the circuit on Saturday.The team were celebrating again on Sunday evening, but they were cut short by the blaze that is believed to have been started by a fuel leak at the back of the team garage while they were packing up.Several Williams team members were injured as they fought the explosive blaze with members of other teams who joined them as a party, to mark the team’s first win in 132 races, was quickly ended.Maldonado joined the rescue bid when Williams was quickly ushered away and the Venezuelan carried his 12-year-old cousin Manuel, whose broken right foot was in a protective casing, out of the garage on his shoulders.One of the injured mechanics was airlifted to hospital in nearby Barcelona with serious burn wounds, according to a statement from the Catalan regional government. Unconfirmed reports claimed that he had suffered burns to 40 per cent of his body.The Williams team issued a statement and thanked all those in the paddock who rushed to their aid.“The Williams F1 Team would like to thank all of the teams and the FIA for their support in this incident,” said the team.The Force India team’s deputy team chief Bob Fearnley criticised the circuit staff for being too slow to react.He said: “There’s no training, no procedures. I went down to see how my man is, and I had to fight my way in — We need to look seriously at the training of people at the circuits. I’m not impressed at all.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mustafi starts on the bench for Valencia…cue Arsenal fan meltdown

first_img Shkodran Mustafi: The 24-year-old has been linked with a summer move to Arsenal. 1 Valencia started their LaLiga campaign against Las Palmas on Monday, leaving a key player on the bench. That key player was Germany international Shkodran Mustafi – a top summer transfer target for Arsenal. Naturally, Gunners fans saw this as positive news, speculating and taking to Twitter to add their thoughts. READ MORE: Arsenal transfer news: Latest on Shkodran Mustafi’s possible £50m move to the EmiratesThe 24-year-old reportedly has a £43.1m buyout clause at the Mestalla and Arsene Wenger has publicly confirmed his hopes of signing Mustafi. Valencia will be hoping to make a winning start to the campaign, but with Mustafi only on the bench.Some reports suggest he is not 100% fit, but Arsenal fans will not take any notice of that. See some of the best social media reaction, below…last_img read more

Green onions could be cause of outbreak

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Tainted green onions from Mexico were blamed for a 2003 outbreak of hepatitis A in western Pennsylvania that was also traced to a Mexican restaurant. Four people died and more than 600 people were sickened after eating the green onions at a Chi-Chi’s. California is the nation’s largest supplier of green onions. But by December, as winter sets in, the vegetable is often imported from Mexico. At least 43 confirmed cases of E. coli sickness linked to Taco Bell have been reported in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Two Taco Bell restaurants on New York’s Long Island were closed Wednesday for cleaning. The chain, a subsidiary of Yum Brands Inc., had reopened other restaurants there linked to the outbreak. A Taco Bell in New Jersey remained closed for cleanup. Two other Taco Bells in New Jersey that were implicated never closed. In Trenton, Nidhi Trikha stopped by an unaffected Taco Bell for a quick lunch Wednesday that included a chicken quesadilla and a bean chalupa – but no green onions. After hearing about the outbreak, she said she was sorry she ate. “I know fast food is always unhealthy, but it’s quick and cheap,” she said. “God, I hope I’m OK.” McLane Co., which distributes food to the region’s Taco Bells, said federal investigators planned to test green onions, regular onions, cilantro, tomatoes and lettuce from its southern New Jersey warehouse. Authorities also planned to look at a nearby facility of a produce processor, Ready Pac Produce, which handles lettuce, tomatoes, onions and other ingredients for Taco Bell. A Ready Pac spokesman did not immediately return calls. At least five people in the three states remained hospitalized, including an 11-year-old boy in stable condition with kidney damage. New Jersey’s health commissioner has said the most recent case of E. coli was reported Nov. 29, so the danger of infection appears to have passed. E. coli is found in the feces of humans and livestock. Most E. coli infections are associated with undercooked meat. The bacteria also can be found on sprouts or leafy vegetables such as spinach. E. coli, or Escherichia coli, is a common and ordinarily harmless bacteria, but certain strains can cause abdominal cramps, fever, bloody diarrhea, kidney failure, blindness, paralysis and death. Earlier this year, three people died and more than 200 fell ill in an E. coli outbreak that was traced to packaged, fresh spinach grown in California. RBC Capital Markets analyst Larry Miller said the outbreak could affect Taco Bell sales in the short term. “It will take time for consumers to get confidence back, but it will come back,” he said. Taco Bell established a telephone number, 1-800-TACO BELL, for those with concerns about the outbreak. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – Taco Bell ordered scallions removed from its 5,800 U.S. restaurants Wednesday after tests suggested they may be responsible for the E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least three dozen people in three states. The fast-food chain said preliminary testing by an independent lab found three samples of green onions appeared to have a dangerous strain of the bacterium. “In an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to pull all green onions from our restaurants until we know conclusively whether they are the cause of the E. coli outbreak,” said Greg Creed, president of Irvine-based Taco Bell. The company would not immediately identify the supplier of the scallions, so it was unclear whether contaminated green onions reached other restaurants or supermarkets. last_img read more

Derby’s win at Leeds ‘up there with Liverpool and Spurs comebacks’ – Grayson

first_imgSimon Grayson believes Derby’s stunning play-off semi-final victory over Leeds at Elland Road is ‘up there’ with Liverpool and Tottenham’s amazing comebacks in the Champions League.Frank Lampard’s men went into Wednesday’s clash as big underdogs.They trailed 1-0 after losing the first leg at home and needed to beat the Whites – who they had lost twice to in the league this season – on their home turf to progress to Wembley. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ “The odds were stacked against them so much, right from the first leg and throughout the majority of the game last night.“Where does it rank? There are comparisons with Tottenham and Liverpool, and it’s up there. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker It appeared to get even worse for the Rams when Stuart Dallas gave the hosts a first-half lead, but Lampard rolled the dice early by bringing Jack Marriott off the bench and he made an instant impact.Marriott scored with his first touch to make it 1-1 on the stroke of half-time, and they came quickly out of the traps to score two more through on-loan duo Mason Mount and Harry Wilson.Dallas scored again for Leeds to make it 3-3 on aggregate, but Marriott won it late on for Derby with a composed finish.It was a game that had everything, including a sending off for each team, and was the latest in a series of dramatic comebacks from English clubs.And former Leeds manager Grayson believes the Rams’ result is akin to Liverpool’s stunning 4-0 win over Barcelona and Tottenham’s miracle against Ajax in the Champions League semi-finals. 3 Jack Marriott changed the game for Derby at Elland Road no dice Getty shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED huge blow Getty Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “It was an amazing night of football,” said Grayson, part of talkSPORT’s commentary team at Elland Road.“The stadium was rocking last night, it’s a really hostile place to play.“Obviously it didn’t go the right way for the Leeds United faithful, but for Derby County there’s an opportunity for them now at Wembley in the play-off final. Getty Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City ADVICE tense Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 Frank Lampard celebrates Derby’s sensational play-off victory against Leeds LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 3 Lampard has taken Derby County to the play-off final in his first season in management “For the twists and turns, the turmoil, the emotions from both teams, the two sending offs, the goals, Derby coming back for the first time from losing to home leg – it was an incredible night.“I’m still in Leeds this morning and there is going to be a lot of devastated people waking up, but a lot of happy people in Derby.”Listen back to Simon Grayson on talkSPORT 2 in full abovelast_img read more

Jesse Lingard uploads bizarre Instagram video with Marcus Rashford

first_imgLingard been calling rashford beans for ages but it was fine when they were playing well tho🤔 #mufc— manutd20x (@manutd20x1) June 15, 2019 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 1 REVEALED Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Getty The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Here is how Manchester United fans reacted… Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update boost LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS @JesseLingard if you spent as much time and effort focusing on your training & game as you do on social media then you would be a star. Respect the club, shirt & fans and go train and prepare. @ManUtd #mufc— J (@PharoKing) June 15, 2019 whoops REAL DEAL At least we still have the ‘Beans Boys’. Christ what would Robson or Keane think of this club right now 🤦🏻‍♂️ #Pogba #Rashford #Lingard #MUFC— Rick Oliver (@RigadonRick) June 16, 2019 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:53Loaded: 18.44%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:53 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen IN DEMAND Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford both came through Manchester United’s academy punished deals I’ve always respected our homegrown players, but what Jesse Lingard posts on social media is enough to make the angels weep. What’s wrong with this lad?! 🙈 #MUFC— Konrad MUFC (@urbansk1) June 15, 2019 Manchester United to make fresh contract offer in bid to tie down goalkeeper David de Gea And Manchester United fans were left bemused by an Instagram story uploaded by Lingard of him and Rashford chanting the word ‘beans’.Both players came under fire from United fans for the club’s poor end-of-season form which saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side win just two of their remaining nine Premier League games last season.And the light-hearted ‘beans’ video has put Lingard and Rashford back under the spotlight. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder latest Beans better win something this season @JesseLingard pliz come stronger for #mufc 😂😂😂😂— Wayne Banya (@WayneBanya) June 15, 2019 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Jesse Lingard uploaded this video on his Instagram. On holiday with Marcus Rashford in Miami. pic.twitter.com/6UQlhvZhtl— Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) June 15, 2019 Scott Mctominay is currently training in Barcelona, while Lingard and Rashford are holidaying in Miami, singing “beans beans.” We know who fits the desire of Manchester United next season. #mufc #ggmu— EnyEnE | #EndSars (@iamEnyene) June 15, 2019 Mctominay is younger than lingard, hasn’t been around as long as rashford in the 1st team, he’s off on his own training and the other 2 are running around shouting beans— Sagheer Osman🔰🔰 (@sagheerosman) June 15, 2019 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa LATEST Pogba should take Jesse Lingard with. They both need a new challenge dancing for another team #mufc— Mulumbwe Kazilimani (@mpk_y2k) June 16, 2019 Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford appear to be enjoying their holiday in Miami.The Manchester United duo jetted to America following England’s Nations League third-place play-off win over Switzerland last weekend. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? JIBE last_img read more

Edwards hopes Kearney’s magic touch pays off for St Mirren

first_img“Coming from Australia to the UK is hard enough, you grow up really quickly and see the positives and negatives of football.“Not a lot of people see the negative side, it’s hard to deal with so it’s about finding the best way to deal with it.”Edwards was recruited by Alan Stubbs but their time together was short-lived after St Mirren made an early managerial change.The Aussie winger said he remained confident of forcing his way into a starting spot for the Buddies under new boss Kearney.“It doesn’t faze me, I just take it in my stride,” he added. “I’d bought a place in Glasgow then moved to Edinburgh, a week later I’m back to Glasgow. It’s not ideal but I’m still playing in the Scottish Premiership at a really good club.“I believe in my ability and thought regardless of who the manager was I could train and get my way into the team.” “The magician was great, really funny and entertaining.”He added: “The mental side of the game is really important to me, throughout my career I’ve spoken to sports psychologists.“It’s kind of given to you in Australia growing up and then during my time at Reading they had one at the club and you were told to go.“But I actually quite enjoy it, I’ve a good interest in psychology and think it’s really important. St Mirren signing Ryan Edwards hailed Oran Kearney’s move to bring in a magician ahead of the new Buddies manager’s first match in charge.Kearney drafted in Irish pickpocket magician Rodd Hogg to show off his tricks ahead of Celtic’s visit to Paisley on Friday night.Edwards drew plenty from Hogg’s visit as he lines up to make his St Mirren debut against the Scottish champions.“Very good, it was a great idea by the manager to bring him in. He talked about having your frame of mind in a positive state, which you can take forward into your football and life in general.last_img read more

Millennium Development Goals in UN spotlight

first_img23 September 2014 – In a time of international crises, it is again the time of the year when heads of state and government from across the world gather at the United Nations headquarters in midtown Manhattan, New York, for the annual General Assembly.With the 2015 deadline for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals rapidly approaching, the theme for the 69th general debate is “Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda”.The UN is expected to use the momentum created by the MDGs to rally governments and civil society countries behind its new international development agenda.Millennium Development GoalsAccording to the UN, the developing world has made huge strides towards achieving the MDGs. Global poverty is in decline, more children than ever are attending primary school, child deaths have dropped dramatically, many more people have access to safe drinking water, and initiatives to fight malaria, Aids and tuberculosis have saved millions.The MDGs are a set of eight concrete, measurable goals, adopted by world leaders in 2000 and set to be achieved by 2015. The eight MDGs – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/Aids and providing universal primary education and healthcare – have stimulated progress in some countries.Some see the MDGs as the most successful global anti-poverty push in history. The UN says its plans for after 2015 will focus on achieving a world of prosperity, equity, freedom and dignity for all. UN member states are reportedly discussing a new set of Sustainable Development Goals to complement or replace the MDGs.For its part, South Africa has made good progress towards the goals. The grants provided by its extensive social security system have gone a long way towards eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, while the Expanded Public Works Programme has provided skills and jobs to millions of South Africans.In education, South Africa has introduced no-fee schools and universal, compulsory primary education for those aged seven to 15. Major successes have also been achieved in MDG6, the fight against HIV/Aids.Rebalancing global power“Our work continues to promote the key goals of education, health, women’s empowerment, improved quality education – including access for girl children – and also in promoting public participation in governance,” South African President Jacob Zuma said after his arrival in New York on Sunday.He said South Africa has made significant progress and will continue to work towards the 2015 deadline. Halving the share of the population earning less than $1.25 per person, per day has been achieved, while the share of those experiencing hunger has also been halved.South Africa is doing well in MDG3, promoting and empowering women. The country has also recorded impressive progress in access to healthcare for all its people through the expansion of health infrastructure.In a statement released this week, the government said the post-2015 negotiations will take place in the context of the global rebalancing of economic power as a result of a loss of comparative advantage by developed countries, made more pronounced by the global economic meltdown.“This makes the negotiations of the post-2015 development agenda highly contested, with developed countries seeking to redefine development to support their economic recovery needs, while developing countries try to ensure that the outcome supports its own understanding of development.“In this regard, the general debate provides a platform for South Africa to advance its strategic priorities in the world’s pre-eminent multilateral forum.”Zuma is set to address the General Assembly today, as is US President Barack Obama.last_img read more

Instagram Plans To Build an Android Version…Eventually

first_imgjohn paul titlow Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Building an Android version of its popular, filter-based photo sharing app is a “a major priority” for the team at Instagram, CEO Kevin Systrom told the Guardian recently. Indeed, this is one of the most frequently demanded features for the app, which notoriously only works on iOS. It may be hard to believe, but Instagram hasn’t even been around for a year. It launched for iPhone last October and has since enjoyed enormous popularity, ballooning to 1 million users in just 10 weeks. As of June 2011, Instagram had 5 million users and that number keeps on growing. In early August, the startup announced that its app had published over 150 million photos. At the same time, another trend has been unfolding: Android is now the most widely used smartphone operating system in the United States and commands over 43% of the smartphone market worldwide.As Android explodes, why hasn’t Instagram released an application for it? “We’re only six people,” Systrom told the Guardian. “Android is a major priority for us, but first we have to build the team, and find the best people in the world to work on these projects.”Instagram is indeed hiring engineers, but it’s not clear how actively they’re looking for seasoned Android developers. The job listings page on their website doesn’t explicitly mention Android or Java experience as requirements, but of course, that’s not the only channel the company could concievably be using to hire. Although an Android app is on the horizon, Systrom said that building it was trumped in importance by two projects. First, the camera functionality of the original iPhone app is in the process of being reworked. This will likely include new filters, but from the sound of it, will go deeper than that and overhaul the functionality toward being more of the “social camera” its founders originally envisioned. The next biggest priority for the Instagram team is building something else that users have been clamoring for: a Web interface. Although numerous third parties have built alternative ways to view Instagram photos outside the original iPhone app, the company itself has yet to offer its own. Once those two projects are out of the way and Instagram has the right developers in place, Android users may finally get to join their iPhone-toting counterparts in the photo-sharing fun. If its growth on iOS offers any sort of a reliable hint, the company should then expect to see its user base skyrocket even further. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#Photo Sharing Services#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Rep. Bailey calls isolation rooms in schools “medieval”

first_imgIsolation rooms in schools will get a close look from state lawmakers next year. Rep. Dottie Bailey has filed a bill pushing for limits on seclusion and restraint.“It’s medieval. It looks like a dungeon,” Bailey says. “It’s really insane.”Parents complained about the use of isolation rooms at a recent Columbia Public Schools board meeting. Illinois put an emergency ban on isolation rooms in its schools.last_img

Intel Distribution of Hadoop on Virtual Systems

first_imgSo why would one want to run Hadoop on virtual system instances? After all, Hadoop was originally designed for bare metal hardware. Would not map reduce jobs run slower on virtualized instances compared to bare metal hardware? With no concept of local storage, will disk I/O, which is critical for Hadoop performance, be slower on virtual instances? These are all valid questions to ask before considering moving Hadoop to a virtual infrastructure. For answers, one needs to look closely at advancements in server virtualization technology and the storage technology options that are available in the cloud today. And it will be apparent how the rapid evolution of technology in these areas is pushing enterprise computing services as a whole to the cloud.Of the many compelling reasons such as energy cost savings, and optimal resource utilization, that one can list to support Hadoop  in virtualized environments, the primary reason one may argue for, is the opportunity to move big data services to a cloud based infrastructure with the goal of making big data analytics accessible anytime and anywhere. Intel’s distribution of Hadoop is agnostic to the nature of the underlying platform infrastructure and works transparently on top of virtual or physical hardware alike. Intel Manager, the control center for the IDH cluster can be installed and executed on virtual hardware and it can configure a Hadoop cluster with a bunch of virtual system instances. The local access storage offered by some of the virtual infrastructures can easily meet or even in some cases exceed direct attached disk I/O speeds by using superior network fabric interconnect. Intel Manager also supports RESTful web services APIs and an entire Hadoop cluster can be deployed using RESTAPI in scripts with no user interaction, on a need basis. Dynamic Hadoop clusters created this way can be configured to load and run deep analytics on data, on a per use basis. Depending on the application requirement, the data may be generated or loaded on to ephemeral storage or accessed from permanent storage servers in the cloud. Also, in the place of HDFS, IDH could work seamlessly on top of certain other types of external file systems. As a result, Hadoop based big data application services can be provisioned in the cloud with the underlying IDH infrastructure running completely on a shared public or private virtual platform infrastructure.Creating and running a Hadoop cluster on an ad hoc basis on virtualized infrastructures makes auditing and enforcing security policies localized to application domains much easier.  Charging customers for services for only the duration for which the cluster was configured and used becomes simpler.All of the reasons mentioned above should make a compelling case to implement Hadoop clusters on both public and private virtualized infrastructures. In the next blog I will talk more on running IDH over Amazon Web services cloud.last_img read more