Brandon Weeden Takes Hilarious Shot at Jerry Jones, Likely Gets Benched

first_imgWeeden on Jerry Jones: “If (Bengals) win, we’ll be playing in the playoffs and he’ll be watching from his couch”. (on @FranchiseOK )— Mike (@StuffMikeDoes) December 28, 2015On Sunday, Weeden talked about settling in with Houston.“We came out the first possession of the second half and ran the routes with six or seven yards of separation. From there, I think we just got comfortable. I’ve only been here for a month and so – get in a rhythm, get comfortable, start seeing things slowing things down. It starts with getting early and easy completions.”“We needed this one,” Weeden said. “As a team, we needed this one. It feels good personally, (but) I’m more excited for this team.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Brandon Weeden led the Houston Texans to a big win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. As a reward he is likely getting … benched for the final game of the season. The Texans have all but locked up a playoff spot but it probably won’t be Weeden leading them.“Brandon’s done a really good job,” head coach Bill O’Brien said. “He did a good job in the Indy game, did a good job (Sunday) but if Brian (Hoyer’s) healthy and clear he’s our starter.”For his part, Weeden partook in the win on Sunday and enjoyed sticking it to that other Texas NFL team up north.AdChoices广告last_img read more

Oklahoma State Should Be Called ‘Grad-Transfer U’

first_imgFor years Oklahoma State was known as “Running Back U” after churning out players like Thurman Thomas, Barry Sanders, and Walt Garrison. More recently players like Tatum Bell, Kendall Hunter, and Joseph Randle have carried on the tradition.For a while there it looked like that moniker might need to change to “Wide Receiver U” thanks to players like Rashaun Woods, Dez Bryant, and Justin Blackmon.Now, despite players like James Washington and Justice Hill on the roster, Cowboy football has entered a new era: “Grad Transfer U.” Oklahoma State has become a place players who have graduated with remaining eligibility and looking for something new turn to each and every year.AdChoices广告It all started in 2013, before graduate transfers had become all the rage, with a cornerback from Kansas named Tyler Patmon.Tyler Patmon was OSU’s first graduate transfer.Patmon came to Oklahoma State after starting 28 games in three years for the Jayhawks. While OSU still had eventual first-round NFL pick Justin Gilbert on the roster, it was looking at replacing their other starter, with a list of options that consisted of inexperienced sophomores. Enter Patmon, who left Kansas because he and head coach Charlie Weis weren’t meshing well.In his one year with Oklahoma State, the Cowboys went 10-3 and was a loss in Bedlam away from winning the Big 12 and heading to a New Years Six Bowl game. Patmon saw action in 10 games contributing 30 total tackles, seven passes defended, one interception, and one forced fumble.Patmon’s decision to come to OSU did more than just help on the field, it help begin a trend at OSU. That includes influencing the decision of Josh Furman — a safety from Michigan looking for a new place to play — to choose the Cowboys.Josh Furman played a big role for OSU in 2014.“Well I feel like when I became a grad transfer, it was still relatively new,” says Furman. I didn’t know much about it. When I talked to Glenn Spencer, he mentioned that they had a graduate transfer the year before in Tyler Patmon. I looked him to see how he did. I just thought I’d give it a try.”It was Furman who filled a glaring hole at star linebacker in 2014, a position he hadn’t played before. It was mutually beneficial as Furman wasn’t seeing the field much for the Wolverines. He turned a 64-tackle, one interception season into being drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2015.“Being there, learning from Coach Spencer, he taught me how to play the true game at linebacker. You can see everything playing linebacker, and he showed me how to play it. I learned a tremendous amount from Glenn Spencer.”He was followed by Michael Hunter, who transferred from Indiana in 2015. At Oklahoma State, he played in 10 games including the only bowl game of his career, before being picked up as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants.Last season it was cornerback Lenzy Pipkins who came from Louisiana Monroe, and running back Barry Sanders Jr. from Stanford.These graduates transfer for to a new program for a number of reasons. Some players are looking to for an opportunity to start, others want to play for a team that competes for conference and national titles. Others are looking for a way to increase their draft stock.Usually it’s a combination of multiple reasons. That was the case for cornerback Lenzy Pipkins who transferred to OSU from Louisiana Monroe for the 2016 season.Lenzy Pipkins joined the Cowboys for the 2016 season.“My head coach got fired with four games left in the year my junior year and I knew the staff wasn’t going to be returning and that played a part,” says Pipkins. “I was going into my senior year, I was coming off another good season, and I wanted that exposure so I could get to the next level and I knew Oklahoma State was known for having a good program, and I could come into right away and make a name for myself in the Big 12.”According to Furman, Pipkins’ story is the same as many other graduate transfers.“It’s 2017, now a days a lot of guys who haven’t played much or they want a new opportunity somewhere else, they can get to another school and get the most of out of being there,” says Furman. “There’s always a new line of experience for wherever they go. Whether they go from Houston to Wisconsin, or Cali to the East Coast.”How the players choose their school varies as well. For Furman, it was talks with Glenn Spencer and a visit to the spring game.“I wanted to go somewhere down south,” says Furman. “I don’t know, just from talking to him, and when I visited their spring game I just wanted to try something new. Definitely coming from the Big Ten I wanted to play in a different conference, and I think that’s what sold me.”For Pipkins, it was relationships with other players.“Michael Hunter and I are really close and he had just got done playing and I saw his success so I was talking with him about it, and he said I should do it,” says Pipkins. “My cousin is Ashton Lampkin, he was talking to me, he tried to persuade me. I went to high school with Zach Crabtree and Chad Whitener and they were trying to persuade me as well. Once I took my visit up there, it was a wrap it was all good from there, smooth sailing.”The two latest college graduates to bring their games to Stillwater are left tackle Aaron Cochran from Cal and cornerback Adrian Baker from Clemson. Both are likely to start for a Cowboy team not only expected to compete for a Big 12 title, but that some are calling a dark horse playoff contender.Adrian Baker is a Cowboy.Cochran is expected to fill the most glaring hole on the offensive line, left tackle. Baker meanwhile, will come in as the most experience cornerback on OSU’s roster, with Ramon Richards’ move to safety.Oklahoma State has become a landing destination for these kinds of players that makes sense. The Cowboys have been to a bowl game for 11-straight seasons, and as of late, are perennial Big 12 title contenders. For players like Pipkins, who had never played in a bowl game before, that can be huge.“I came out with a bowl ring,” says Pipkins. “Never had a winning season at ULM besides the year I redshirted they went 8-4. It was different. We went 10-3 last year and that’s a blessing, so I can’t… I got to keep thanking God. I got a bowl ring.”And according to Mike Gundy, the players have noticed.“It’s (the process) changed in the last couple of years,” said Gundy. “These young men are doing a lot of research on their own and contacting us. They’re savvy enough to contact a player on our team and have them get in contact with a coach.”Grad transfers are a new norm, especially at Oklahoma State, and one players are proud to be a part of.“I like what they got going on down there, you know sometimes in that specific areas and positions that they might be weak at, they always are looking to upgrade with a fifth-year transfer and I’m just glad to be one of them, an example they can tell recruits about,” says Furman.Don’t expect the graduate transfer movement to slow down anytime soon. Oklahoma State has become a destination for those players looking to compete for something worthwhile. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Projecting the Production of James Washington in 2017

first_imgPlayerSchoolReceiving Yards – O/UReceiving TDs – O/U Washington has been the unquestioned star but the Cowboys have always spread it around under Yurcich. While this could be the deepest and most talented receiver group Gundy has seen dress, let’s not act like receiver hasn’t been a strength for the Cowboys for years. My feeling is that Ateman, Johnson, Lacy and McCleskey are better than the group surrounding Washington last year in overall talent and depth, but I’m not sure that it hurts his numbers much more than it could help them.With those type of playmakers opposite Washington, opposing secondaries are going to be under constant assault and any cute bracket coverage like we saw Kansas do last year, could result in career games from one of four or five of his teammates. Think back to the Pitt game and against Colorado in the Alamo Bowl, when Washington faced mostly single coverage — and took the top off of them.So my money’s on the over. We’re likely looking at more tempo, more wide-open sets and more opportunities for the Cowboys’ best playmaker.Credit Bill Connelly and Football Study Hall for the advanced receiver stats. On the question of touches, Washington has done all of this while never leading the team in receptions for a season. He was fourth as a freshman and came in second to slot men David Glidden and Jalen McCleskey the last two seasons. He’s never (!) caught ten catches in any of his 39 games at OSU.Here’s a look at Washington’s targets over the last two years. This is a betting line, not a prediction. If I’m putting my hard-earned money down, I’m taking the over, on both. And I’ll explain why.First off, here’s a look at Washington’s production over the last two seasons, when he was the No. 1 target. Natural progression should see an increase in catch rate and, in turn, yards per target. He’s already the leading OSU receiver with a career average of 19.2 yards per catch. Calvin RidleyAlabama800.57.5 James WashingtonOklahoma State1,100.510.5 YearTargetsRest of the teamTarget Rate 201551.5%9.51,08710 201654.2%10.41,38010 201613132028.7% 201510339520.5% YearCatch RateYards Per TargetPassing YardsTDs Here’s an interesting question: How will James Washington’s production be affected by the influx of talent at wide receiver?You’ve got the return of Marcell Ateman, who racked up 766 yards and five scores in 2015 but missed 2016 due to injury. Then there’s LSU-transfer Tyron Johnson, who Mason Rudolph said was the best receiver on the roster with the ball in his hands.Add in the natural progression of guys like Jalen McCleskey and Chris Lacy, as well as Dillon Stoner and Tylan Wallace. Plus, about four other guys who could plug right in and provide you a big play.It might seem like Mike Gundy is going to have to sneak more footballs onto the field. Is Washington going to be able to get his? Vegas doesn’t seem too worried about that.AdChoices广告Bovada Casino released proposition betting numbers for James Washington’s 2017 production on Friday. He ranked the highest of the three wide receivers the service gave prop numbers for, which is another indication of Washington’s preseason Biletnikoff love nationally. Christian KirkTexas A&M900.58.5 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Know Before You Go: Building Confidence On Both Sides

first_imgNican aims to create active and dynamic national links between people, places and resources that improve access to recreation experiences for people with disabilities and their communities. Know Before You Go is a new, joined up approach which works to address barriers faced by providers and people with disabilities themselves. A series of learning circles has worked to encourage participants to investigate their own barriers to engagement, develop strategies and take action to get out and involved in the community in the activities that they love. These learning circles have assisted the development of a tool kit of information, facts sheets, checklists and resources that can be used by mainstream recreation providers to build their organisation’s confidence in becoming more inclusive and accessible for people with disability. There are two parts to the resource, with part two being for sport and recreation organisations. To view this resource, please click on the link below. Please also find attached a copy of the research report ‘Getting involved in sport: Participation and non-participation of people with disability in sport and active recreation’ from the Australian Sports Commission. This research report examines the factors that influence the participation and non-participation of people with disability in sport and active recreation. Over 1000 people with disability, who were both participants and non-participants in sport and active recreation, provided results for the report. The aim of the research was to provide validated data and information to sport sector partners to help them plan and implement quality programs. Attached is a copy of the full report, as well as a summary outlining the key findings.Participation and non-participation of people with disability in sport and active recreationSummary of disability research reportlast_img read more

Klopp accepts Liverpool will be judged on trophies

first_imgJurgen Klopp accepted he would be judged on trophies despite insisting he will never forget Liverpool’s “brilliant season”.Liverpool have a chance to win their first piece of silverware under Klopp when they face Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino defended Klopp, saying the German should not be judged for losing two Champions League deciders. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? While he agreed with Pochettino, Klopp said he knew why he would be judged based on trophies.”I think Poch is right but that’s not important,” he said, via The Guardian.”The thing is, you – the outside world – it is your right to judge us by what we win and what we don’t win.”Look back in 20 years and nobody will talk about our brilliant season unless another team comes close to 97 points but for me, as a person, it will stay forever.”That is probably what Poch is like as well but the outside world is like this and we have to accept that. To judge a coach by what he is winning is a silly thing because we all have different circumstances. We all have different teams, different clubs. We have to fight with or against different things.””Whatever you had in the past, it helps, but you need to be ready for this game.”It’s been a memorable season but we need YOU one last time.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 31, 2019Klopp has already lost three finals since taking charge of Liverpool in October 2015, including last year’s European decider.But the former Borussia Dortmund boss said there was more to judge coaches on than just silverware.”Coaches, most of us, judge each other not on trophies. And not because most of us don’t win but because we know about the job,” Klopp said.”I don’t say [Manchester City manager] Pep Guardiola is the best – which is what I really think – because he constantly wins the league he’s in.”It’s because of the football they play and the things he’s doing.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Nation is proud of your son HM tells family of slain JK

first_imgSrinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday visited the residence of Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Arshad Ahmed Khan, who died after being injured in a terror attack on June 12 in Anantnag district, and assured his family that the government will look after them.Shah, accompanied by officials, went to the Bal Garden residence of Khan near the city’s Civil Lines area and met his parents Mushtaq Ahmed Khan and Mehbooba Begum, wife, brother and children Uhbaan (5 years) and Daamin (18 months). Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahThe home minister came and offered his condolence, and assured that the government will look after the family of the brave son of the country, a kin of Arshad Khan, who was present at the meeting, said. Shah also handed a letter of commendation, highlighting the sacrifice of the police officer, to members of the family and it was eventually in the hands of 18-month-old Daamin. On his official Twitter handle, Shah said Khan’s “sacrifice for the security of our nation has saved many lives. The entire nation is proud of Arshad Khan s valour and courage”. Also Read – Prohibitory orders lifted from Mumbai’s stir-hit Aarey ColonyKhan, 37, was injured in the terror attack on June 12 and later flown to Delhi in an air ambulance for specialised treatment. However, he succumbed to injuries at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on June 16. Five CRPF personnel were killed in the terror attack, in which a lone Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist targeted a patrol team of the paramilitary force. Khan, the Saddar SHO in Anantnag, reached the site soon after. The moment he stepped out of his official bulletproof vehicle, along with his service rifle, a barrage of bullets were fired by the terrorist. One bullet ricocheted from the butt of his service rifle and hit his liver and duodenum, officials had said. Even in that condition, the officer kept firing bullets at the terrorist before he collapsed, they had said. Khan was appointed sub-inspector in the Jammu and Kashmir Police in 2002 and served in various important capacities. During the 2016 agitation following the death of Burhan Wani, the poster boy of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Khan, who was then posted as Station House Officer of Bijbehara, single-handedly cleared the highway and ensured that there was no traffic restriction. Khan, whose ancestors are from Peshawar in Pakistan, never succumbed to political pressure and was shifted from Bijbehara prematurely after he had rounded up many so-called activists of a political party.last_img read more

Myanmar landslide kills 34 scores missing official

first_imgMawlamyine: The death toll from a landslide triggered by monsoon rains in eastern Myanmar rose to 34, an official said Saturday, as emergency workers continued to search through mud for scores more feared missing. “We found 34 dead, and the search for dead bodies is still ongoing,” said local administrator Myo Min Tun. Officials believe that more than 80 people could still be missing.last_img

Canadas Fashion Community Celebrates Homegrown Talent

first_img Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The CAFAs, as the awards are called here, were launched four years ago by Vicky Milner and Brittney Kuczynski to recognise Canadian designers and fashion visionaries both at home and working abroad. While the feeling of camaraderie has stayed the same, the crowd has grown: over 700 people were in attendance on Friday, including nominees, press, stylists, photographers and ticket holders from Toronto’s social scene. Notable names in attendance also included model Coco Rocha, Tanya Taylor (nominated for International Canadian Designer of the Year) and J.Crew’s Somsack Sikhounmuong, a CAFA jury member. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of the Prime Minister, sent in a video message toasting the crowd. Her attendance at the CAFAs in 2016 was a coup for the awards. TORONTO, Canada — “I’m used to going to [events] where everyone is so used to everything,” said designer Jason Wu during the fourth annual Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards, remarking on the energy and excitement in the room. “It seems like something that’s really developing and something new.”Indeed, the awards gala on Friday night in Toronto — that honoured Iris Apfel(International Style Icon Award), Erdem Moralioglu (International Canadian Designer of the Year Award), Beaufille (Womenswear Designer of the Year Award) and BoF’s own Imran Amed (Vanguard Award), among others — was brimming with genuine excitement and patriotic pride for Canadian talent and its potential for growth on an international stage.“I feel like [Canada is] unique and interesting to the rest of the world, we’re almost an untapped market,” said Chloé Gordon of Beaufille while accepting her award alongside sister and co-founder Parris. “We are so proud to be Canadian.” The label won the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in 2015, which included $10,000 and a mentorship program. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Man files appeal in murder of Indigenous woman

first_imgAPTN National NewsConvicted murderer John Graham is making one last bid for freedom.Graham, representing himself, filed what may be his final appeal in a South Dakota court June 12.Graham argues as a Canadian South Dakota had no jurisdiction to convict him.He was convictied in 2010 of the 1976 murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash.last_img

One killed 5 injured in Tissamaharama

The suspects involved in the dispute had opened fire and then thrown a hand grenade towards a group of people.According to the police the suspects involved in the incident had fled the scene following the attack. (Colombo Gazette) One person was killed and five others injured following a grenade attack in Tissamaharama late last night.The police said that the attack took place in Uduwilla, Tissamaharama following a dispute between two groups.

German and Korean internet education initiatives win UNESCO prize

According to a news release, UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, will present the two laureates – Germany’s Internet ABC Project and the Republic of Korea’s InfollutionZERO – with their 2011 UNESCO King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize at a ceremony on 20 November at the agency’s headquarters in Paris. The annual prize, instituted in 2005, is funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and is awarded to individuals, institutions or non-governmental organizations for their excellent ICT use in enhancing learning, teaching and overall educational performance. In this year’s edition, the winning projects were selected from a field of 51 entrants from 39 countries. Responding to the set theme of ‘Educating youth for responsible global digital citizenship,’ both projects are being rewarded for their work in increasing young people’s awareness of safe internet navigation and addressing the growing concerns surrounding online bullying and harassment. Germany’s Internet ABC Project provides young internet users with advertisement-free access of more than one million web pages, limiting children’s exposure to the potentially harmful aspects of internet usage. The initiative also provides high quality educational materials for the classroom and a cross-cultural model which is already in use in Turkey, as well as numerous other countries. Similarly, InfollutionZERO targets the unsafe digital ‘pollutants’ which can make internet navigation harmful for children and vulnerable to cyberbullies and cyberpredators by introducing a game-based, narrative approach to educate children about the impacts of cyber-risks, or ‘infollution.’ The prize will be equally divided between this year’s two winners. read more

UN urges clear commitment by States to save lives following latest Mediterranean

“States of origin, destination and transit must also address the root causes that lead to smuggling and trafficking in persons,” the UN Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers (CMW) said in a press release issued earlier this afternoon which added that the continual loss of life in the Mediterranean’s waters transcended the limits of natural calamity and was, in fact, “a human rights tragedy.”The 13 April capsizing of a double-deck boat in waters 120 kilometres south of Italy’s Lampedusa Island has prompted widespread concern throughout the UN system amid reports that over 400 migrants may have lost their lives. In fact, 2015 has already seen some 31,500 people make crossings to Italy and Greece – the first and second largest countries of arrival respectively. The UN refugee agency has reported that numbers have also been recently picking up as weather conditions in the Mediterranean improve.The uptick in migrant flows into Europe and the severity and repetition of such tragedies has fed the CMW’s call for Member States in the region, and other States that serve as migrant destination points around the world, to make “a clear commitment to ensure a comprehensive rights-based approach to migration,” including applying a focus on its roots causes. The UN Committee is also reiterating its call for all states to ratify the International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and their Families which, to date, has only been ratified by 47 States since it was adopted 25 years ago. “The Convention sets out the best strategy to prevent abuses and address the challenges that migrant workers face,” CMW Chairperson Francisco Carrion Mena added. “It also provides guidance on the elaboration of national migration policies for international co-operation based on respect for human rights and rule of law.”Just last October, Mr. Carrion Mena lamented the growing number of lives lost at sea and on land as a result of insufficient channels of migration, suggesting that States could better their efforts in ensuring migrants a safer avenue of passage.In their press release, the Committee today urged States to adopt the suggested guidelines “to ensure that all migrants, regardless of their legal status, how they arrive at the border, where they come from or what they look like, are able to enjoy their human rights.” read more

Master of Science thesis defence

Anshul Sidhu, a candidate in the Centre for Biotechnology, will present his Master of Science thesis defence on Tuesday, July 25 at 1 p.m. in Mackenzie Chown H-Block 313.His thesis is titled, Understand the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) performance in plant alternative cropping systems.His examination committee members are Dr. Rich Cheel, Chair; Dr. Wendy McFadden Smith (OMAFRA), External Examiner; Dr. Liette Vasseur, Supervisor; Dr. Travis Dudding and Dr. Fiona Hunter, Committee Members. read more

Great Ormond Street may reverse decision and keep Presidents Club donations

first_imgGreat Ormond Street Hospital is reconsidering whether it should return donations raised by the controversial Presidents Club.The London children’s hospital had vowed to return the £530,000 it had collected from the club’s charitable trust following the scandal in which female hostesses were groped and sexually harrassed by businessmen.But it is understood to have come under pressure from other donors to reverse its decision and has now revealed it is in discussions with the Charity Commission about the money.It noted that its primary concern was to ensure it has maximum funds to support patients and their familiesA spokeswoman said trustees would make a formal decision when they meet next month.“Guiding all our thinking is our aim to maximise the support to the hospital and the families it cares for,” she said. Evelina London children’s hospital and the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity also said they would refund donations. ‘We can confirm that we are in discussions with the Charity Commission and are scheduled to meet them later this week.“Following this meeting and taking into account the latest developments with the Presidents Club Charitable Trust and feedback from our supporters, we will consider our position at our March Trustee meeting.”Two undercover reporters from the Financial Times revealed that hostesses were groped and fondled, with men pawing at them and inviting them to their rooms for sex at the Presidents Club event at London’s Dorchester hotel last month. The Dorchester hotel in London which hosted the Presidents Club eventCredit:Philip Toscano/PA The women were encouraged to drink and allegedly led back into the room by staff from Artista,  the models agency which had hired the girls, if they tried to hide in the lavatories.The woman said guests treated the agency workers “like they were sex workers”, “play things” and “objects”.Great Ormond Street did not receive donations from the now notorious event but had been given more than £500,000 from previous Presidents Club events between 2009 and 2016.In the wake of the recent scandal, the GOSH Children’s Charity described the alleged behaviour of businessman attending the dinner as shocking and said it was returning previous donations “due to the wholly unacceptable nature of the event”.However, it is understood that some of the hospital’s other donors were angry at the decision to return much-needed funds and threatened to withold their own donations if the charity did not reconsider.Parents of patients had also criticised the decision.It has been claimed that only one of the four charities which vowed to return Presidents Club donations has so far formally applied to the Charity Commission watchdog to do so.The Royal Academy of Music is said to have requested permission to return a £10,000 donation made in 2017 as a scholarship for a violin student. The Dorchester hotel in London which hosted the Presidents Club event Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

ATT announces LTE launch for September 18

first_imgAT&T’s CFO John Stephens chose an unusual place to announce that the company would be launching its LTE network this Sunday, Sept. 18. Stephens announced the news at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Entertainment & Communications conference (BAMLMEC?), which is a conference we’re hearing about for the first time. Where he dropped the bomb doesn’t actually matter. What really matters is that we now have a date for the launch of AT&T’s LTE network.To start, AT&T will launch in only five markets with just 15 more going live by the end of the year to cover 70 million people. So who are the lucky AT&T customers to have first access to the carrier’s LTE network? Residents of Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas will get first dibs. Verizon’s LTE network is currently live in 143 markets and cover over 160 million people, so AT&T has a long way to go.A little under a month ago, AT&T released two LTE devices, which we thought was a little odd seeing as there was no LTE network for the USBConnect Momentum 4G dongle and the Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G to run on . The devices still worked but used AT&T’s HSPA+ network, which is not quite 4G. Now the two products can run freely on the LTE network, and actually, that’s all that can work on the network. AT&T doesn’t actually have any LTE smartphones just yet.AT&T has yet to release any official data on speeds, but AT&T did say its LTE 3G service would be “comparable to Verizon’s LTE 4G network.” Verizon’s network supposedly gets download speeds of 5-Mbps to 12-Mbps and 2-Mbps to 3-Mbps upload speeds.In addition to the dongle and hotspot mentioned above, AT&T also released the LTE-capable HTC Jetstream tablet at the end of August. Starting at $699.99, the tablet is a little on the pricey side, but it comes with the option of a 3GB per month data plan for $35.AT&T said it won’t offer any LTE smartphones until the end of 2011 at the earliest, which gives us more reason to believe that the iPhone 5 won’t be equipped for LTE. That being said, AT&T didn’t mention anything about LTE smartphone data pricing. However, it did say that it will charge $50 for 5 GB of data for its data-only LTE devices.via Fiercewirelesslast_img read more

Fastest kettle in the world boils water in just 45 seconds

first_imgAs a Brit, boiling a kettle of water to make a cup of tea is a daily ritual. And anything that cuts down the time it takes from deciding to make to drinking that freshly brewed cup of tea is progress in my eyes.With that in mind, I’m glad to hear that Japanese manufacturer Tiger Corp has developed a new kettle with the fastest water boiling time ever achieved in a household kettle. Tiger has managed to cut the boiling time for a cup of water–which is apparently 140mL–to just 45 seconds.Achieving that record speed comes down to two modifications Tiger made to the tech used in their electric kettles. The first is an improved heating element design, which uses a new structure that ensures the water is heated more quickly. The second is a better detector that can tell if the water in the kettle has boiled more quickly. Combine the two, and you get a significant time saving from clicking the on button to pouring the boiling liquid.Shorter boil time doesn’t just mean you get your cup of tea (or coffee) quicker, though. It also saves on power use. Tiger claims their new kettle using this tech, called the PCH-G, uses 22 percent less power than their previous super fast kettle, which they released last year and approached nearly a minute of boiling time!If fast water boiling times aren’t enough to impress you, Tiger has a few more novel features to tempt a purchase. First of all, the kettle produces no steam, instead converting any steam that is produced back into water droplets. Also, the exterior of the kettle doesn’t get hot so you can’t burn yourself easily, and if the worst happens and the kettle tips over while full of boiling water, it won’t spill.The Tiger PCH-G will be released on September 1 in Japan, but with that 45 second boiling time I doubt the company will wait too long before bringing it to other regions of the world.last_img read more

Google Fit Now Tracks Sleep Adds Dark Mode

first_img Google Fit Now Tracks Workouts on iOS Stay on target Fitness means more than washboard abs and toned arms.So Google Fit is rolling out improved sleep insights and dark mode to its iOS and Android apps.“We understand that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more than just tracking what you do on the go,” Product Manager Defne Gurel wrote in a blog post. “It’s also about resting up and powering down.”Now, in addition to recording Heart Points and Move Minutes, users can track sleep patterns.Simply connect your favorite (or randomly-chosen-from-the-app-store) sleep program to Google Fit to keep an eye on your hibernation habits: Get a better sense of whether you need to start going to sleep earlier or convince your partner to wear an anti-snoring device.Add to or edit your sleep history via the “Journal” feature.Google Fit’s new dark theme, meanwhile, is easy on the eyes (and the phone battery), helping to lull users into a deep, relaxing, restful sleep.Gurel also introduced map routes for iPhone—a function already available on Android that plots your running, hiking, or cycling paths. The new function pairs with Google Wear OS, Apple watchOS, and other connected apps.The iOS update comes four months after Google Fit first landed on iDevices (four and a half years post-Android launch).Manually enter activities—everything from aerobics to Zumba—as well as calories burned, steps taken, and distance traveled. Or connect Apple Health-compatible apps like Sleep Cycle, Nike Run Club, and Headspace to sync with Google Fit.Smartwatch wearers, of course, have a direct link to the service, which automatically documents workout sessions.More on This Sleep Box Inspired by Mark ZuckerbergCan Smart PJs Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep?Next-Gen Google Glass Wearable Ready for Businesslast_img read more

FIFA president calls for racism to end Its not acceptable

first_imgFIFA president Gianni Infantino is working hard to stamp out racism from football following a number of incidents in recent weeks.Infantino’s declaration comes after a Ligue 1 match between Dijon and Amiens on Saturday afternoon was postponed for five minutes due to the visitors’ captain Prince Gouano being targeted for racial abuse.The French defender’s request to stop the match was accepted by the referee before action eventually resumed, with Dijon and Amiens settling for a goalless draw.Moise Kean, Kalidou Koulibaly, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose are some of the other high-profile names to suffer racism this season.“In recent days, it has been very sad to see a number of racist incidents in football,” read a FIFA statement.“This is really not acceptable.“Racism has no place in football, just as it has no place in society.IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“FIFA stands together with Prince Gouano, Kalidou Koulibaly, Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose and any other player, coach, fan or participant in a football match who has suffered from racism, whether at the highest professional level or in a school playground.“Racism needs to end, full stop.”He added: “We introduced the so-called “three-step procedure” at our tournaments: a mechanism that allows referees to abandon a match in case of discriminatory incidents,” he added.“FIFA urges all member associations, leagues, clubs and disciplinary bodies to adopt the same procedure, as well as a zero-tolerance approach to incidents of racism in football, and to apply harsh sanctions for any such kind of behaviour.“We will continue to be at the forefront of the fight against racism and we guarantee to all our member associations that they have our full support in taking up this challenge.“We will not hesitate to do everything in our power to eradicate racism and any other form of discrimination, from football, at any level and anywhere in the world.”CAGLIARI, ITALY – APRIL 02: Moise Kean of Juventus celebrates his goal 0-2 during the Serie A match between Cagliari and Juventus at Sardegna Arena on April 2, 2019 in Cagliari, Italy. (Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images)last_img read more

Proud Nuno reflects on Newcastle win

first_imgWolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo says he’s proud of his players after they beat a 10-man Newcastle United 2-1 on Sunday.Matt Doherty scored the winner in injury time to give Wolves’ all three points after Newcastle defender DeAndre Yedlin was sent off in the 57th minute at James’ Park.Despite being proud of his team’s performance, Nuno believes there is room for improvements as they prepare to play AFC Bournemouth next week.“It was not so good, honestly and we’ve spoken to each other,” Nuno told the club’s website.“We must be proud because one thing we didn’t abandon was that we stayed with the game. We stayed with our attacks, we stayed compact, we stayed organized like a team.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“We win but the win cannot disguise things we must improve. No matter who we play, we always must maintain our standards, but we are improving, we are managing better and we stayed with our tasks.“Even when we are winning, we always try to look for another goal. It’s part of what we want, always trying to build, to play, to unlock teams.“Sometimes it’s not easy, today was hard because Newcastle were compact and squeezed spaces, so it required a lot of energy.“Back-to-back wins are very difficult to achieve in such a hard competition like the Premier League, but we did it.“After something so good like we achieved Wednesday, you can get distracted, but we didn’t so I’m very proud.”last_img read more

Gray whale has been spotted off the coast of Pacific Beach

first_img Mike McKinnon III, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 11:53 AM Mike McKinnon III PACIFIC BEACH (KUSI) – A whale has been spotted off the coast of Pacific Beach…Dolphins have been spotted swimming in the area as wellcenter_img Posted: February 27, 2019 Gray whale has been spotted off the coast of Pacific Beach February 27, 2019last_img