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a month agoJones heaps praise on new Man Utd teammates Wan-Bissaka and Maguire

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jones heaps praise on new Man Utd teammates Wan-Bissaka and Maguireby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePhil Jones has heaped praise on new Manchester United teammates Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.The pair have slotted straight into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice defensive line-up and Jones thinks both players have enjoyed a great start to life at Old Trafford.“Aaron’s come in and settled in well and, likewise, Harry. He carries a bit more experience than Aaron but they’ve helped a lot,” Jones told Inside United.“Aaron’s up and down [the pitch], his tackling’s probably some of the best I’ve seen, and no one wants to go past him. You see players now stopping, turning around and going the other way, so that’s a credit to him.“Harry’s got the international experience. He’s a big, strong defender who has helped us and I’m sure he’ll be a great addition going forward.” last_img read more

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17 days agoEverton hero Howard part-owner in Dagenham & Redbridge FC

first_imgEverton hero Howard part-owner in Dagenham & Redbridge FCby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Everton and Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard is part-owner of Dagenham & Redbridge FC.Howard, 40, who made 414 appearances for the Blues across a decade-long stint between 2006-16 – more than any other player from outside the British Isles – played the final game of his professional career on Sunday in Colorado Rapids’ 3-1 defeat to Los Angeles.With his playing days now over, Howard looks poised to be casting his eyes back across the Atlantic on a more regular basis to National League club Dagenham & Redbridge where he has been part of their US-based Trinity Sports Holdings ownership team for the past year, says the Liverpool Echo.The club, who were only formed in 1992 after a merger between Dagenham FC and Redbridge Forest, spent nine years in the Football League between 2007-16 but are currently in the National League and finished 18 out of the 24 clubs in the division last season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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2 days agoSNAPPED! Man City boss Guardiola loses rag with Stones

first_imgSNAPPED! Man City boss Guardiola loses rag with Stonesby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola slammed a seat and shouted at John Stones during their Champions League thrashing of Atalanta.BT Sport cameras captured the Citizens boss heading to the substitutes bench in the Etihad dugout after summer signing Rodri went down with an injury on Tuesday.It appears that Guardiola was unhappy that Stones hadn’t read the situation that he made be called upon if Rodri had to make way with an injury.And made his frustration known by slapping a chair in rage while shouting at Stones.Lol Pep really did lose it with Stones taking his time today pic.twitter.com/e0NarbJN5e— Kaila Kika (@KailaKika) October 22, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Navios Acquisition Wraps Up Merger with Navios Midstream

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy of Shaah Shahidh on Unsplash Tanker owner Navios Acquisition has completed the acquisition of the publicly held units of Navios Midstream in a stock for units exchange. Following the close of the market on December 13, Navios Midstream common units no longer are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, the company announced.“We are pleased to close this important transaction, which provides Navios Acquisition with a number of benefits, including a simplified corporate structure, larger asset base and enhanced credit profile. We believe that the combined entity will be an attractive investment opportunity for investors,”Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said.The deal saw Navios Acquisition issue approximately 3,683,028 newly issued shares in exchange for the publicly held common units of Navios Midstream at an exchange ratio of 0.42 shares.Navios Acquisition expects the merger to simplify the capital and organizational structure of the group, increase trading liquidity and enhance access to the capital markets together with Navios Acquisition’s credit profile.The company also hopes the move will help build scale through a larger asset base that is capable of generating increased profitability, reduce cost of capital and create significant savings in public company costs.last_img read more

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CTV Celebrates the Canadian Heroes Among Us with the FirstEver THE AMAZING

first_img Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO – As 10 new teams congregate today at a secret location hosting the official starting line, CTV announced that Season 6 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be comprised of 10 heroic teams featuring Canadian heroes. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION premieres later this year on CTV.In addition, the network also confirmed this year’s race will kick off live on Facebook today as a result of a partnership with Chevrolet that will, for the first-time ever, bring fans to the official starting line. “Jon on the Road: Presented by Chevrolet” will stream on Facebook.com/AmazingRaceCDA later today. Stay tuned to that page for start time and additional updates.Hosted by ETALK Senior Reporter Devon Soltendieck, the Facebook Live event gives THE AMAZING RACE CANADA fans a never-before-seen glimpse of the starting location and the moment when host Jon Montgomery says “go” to start the race, in advance of the CTV broadcast premiere. It’s the first of five “Jon on the Road: Presented by Chevrolet” Facebook Live events taking place in secret locations throughout the race. Twitter Today’s event includes an interview with Jon Montgomery as he prepares for his sixth season as host of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION, and will also reveal facts about the upcoming season throughout the stream. Fans can visit Facebook.com/AmazingRaceCDA for special messages from Jon Montgomery where he will reveal clues about the locations.ABOUT BELL MEDIA:  With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations… Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Ohio State baseball rallies to undefeated start in 4game Florida series

Then-sophomore outfielder Ronnie Dawson awaits a pitch.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State baseball team opened the 2016 season with a bang.Over the course of the four-game weekend, OSU hammered six home runs, pounded out 38 hits and maintained an unbeaten 3-0-1 record in Vero Beach, Florida’s, Dodgertown Classic. Several Buckeyes had outstanding weekends, but none more than redshirt junior Jacob Bosiokovic. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound right fielder finished the weekend with a .412 batting average after going 7-for-17, including three home runs and eight RBIs. Senior captain Nick Sergakis also finished with a .412 average, and senior second baseman L Grant Davis batted a clean .400. Game 1 versus Toledo In the opening game, the Buckeyes were led by their workhorse pitcher, Tanner Tully, who retired 24 of the 25 batters he faced over six scoreless innings as they defeated Toledo 7-1. “It was just what the doctor ordered to have a first start like that,” OSU coach Greg Beals said in a press release. “Give the Toledo hitters credit. I thought they took some good swings and hit him at times. He wasn’t his sharpest, but six scoreless innings is pretty darn good.”OSU’s offense was powered by the long ball against the Rockets, as it crushed three home runs during the game. Bosiokovic went 3-for-5, with a solo home run in his first at-bat of the year which gave the Buckeyes the early lead. Junior catcher and team captain Jalen Washington also crushed a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to push OSU’s lead to 5-0. Then, in the bottom of the sixth, junior center fielder Troy Montgomery hit a two-run homer to right, pushing OSU’s lead to an insurmountable 7-0. Toledo would tack on a late homer in the top of the eighth to mark the final score of 7-1. Beals said it was great for his team to step up and play clean baseball in the first game of the season, as it has been a long road coming for some of his guys. “Both Jacob and Jalen took advantage of their opportunity today,” Beals said. “Jalen has been working his tail off for three years and got the nod. It was great to see him get off to a good start. For Bosiokovic, he struggled and dealt with some injury in the past, and hopefully today will allow him to relax a little bit and have a great season for us.”Game 2 versus NiagaraTo start Saturday’s doubleheader of the Dodgertown Classic trip, the Buckeye bats continued to carry the momentum, especially Bosiokovic. The Delaware, Ohio, native went 2-for-5, including a two-run homer and a walk-off three-run shot to seal a 10-8 comeback victory for the Buckeyes.Redshirt sophomore pitcher Adam Niemeyer started off hot for OSU, allowing only one run over the first four innings. But then the wheels started to fall off for the Minster, Ohio, native, as he allowed four runs in the fifth. He was pulled that inning, giving way to sophomore reliever Seth Kinker, who stopped the bleeding for OSU. That bandage didn’t stay on for long though, as Kinker allowed two more runs in the top sixth inning, pinning OSU to a 7-4 deficit. The Scarlet and Gray showed resiliency, however, as Washington scored on a sacrifice fly by sophomore designated hitter Jordan McDonough. Kinker would settle down, pitching a scoreless seventh, and Bosiokovic correspondingly hit a two-run home run off the left-center scoreboard tying the game. Kinker pitched a scoreless eighth, then redshirt sophomore Yianni Pavlopoulos made his season debut in the ninth, blanking the Purple Eagles and setting the stage for Bosiokovic.OSU quickly got runners on base in the ninth after senior shortstop Craig Nennig walked and advanced to second on a throwing error. Montgomery was then intentionally walked, bringing up No. 17. Bosiokovic crushed a 2-2 pitch off the foul pole in left field to give the Buckeyes their second victory in as many games. Game 3 versus PittsburghIn the second half of the doubleheader on Saturday, the Buckeyes faced the Pittsburgh Panthers. The game would turn out to be a marathon, as the two teams battled 13 innings before OSU won the game 11-8 after a three-run 13th. Montgomery continued his hot start, as the Fortville, Indiana, native went 3-for-6 on the evening, including his second home run and three RBIs. Senior John Havird pitched 5.2 innings for the Buckeyes as the Game 3 starter for OSU, allowing five runs while striking out six Panthers batters. With Pittsburgh up 6-5 heading into the top of the ninth, OSU rallied for the second time that day, scoring three runs to take the 8-6 lead. The lead wouldn’t last, however, as it evaporated after giving up two more runs to send the game into extra innings. No runs were scored in the 10th, 11th or 12th innings as both teams held their ground. The Buckeyes broke through in the 13th with three runs to push their lead to 11-8. Nennig, Davis and Montgomery all scored to provide the insurance runs for the Scarlet and Gray. Freshman relief pitcher Connor Curlis came in to start the 12th inning and remained in for the 13th to finish off the Panthers and pick up the two-inning win in his collegiate debut. Game 4 versus ToledoAs the final game in Vero Beach got underway, the Buckeyes’ red-hot bats continued to bring home the runs. Junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson hit a double to bring home Montgomery and Bosiokovic in the top of the first inning. Dawson would later score on a sacrifice fly by freshman third baseman Brady Cherry to give OSU the early 3-0 lead. The lead quickly dissolved, however, as freshman starting pitcher Ryan Feltner gave up four runs over the first three innings, leaving the Buckeyes down 4-3. Feltner was pulled in the fifth for senior lefty Daulton Mosbarger. Over the next three innings of scoreless ball, Mosbarger struck out six, allowing just one walk and three hits. OSU tied the game in the eighth when Dawson scored on another sac fly, this time off the bat of junior first baseman Zach Ratcliff. But in the bottom of the same inning, Toledo would tack-on a go-ahead run on a fielding error, putting them in position for the win.The Buckeyes once again turned to the bat of Bosiokovic, who provided the game-tying run on a sacrifice fly to score Davis. The game ended in a 5-5 draw, marking the first time since 2002 that the Buckeyes tied a game. The Buckeyes will next look ahead to the Coastal Carolina Tournament from Feb. 26 to 29. OSU is scheduled to play Duke, Coastal Carolina (twice, Games 2 and 4) and Liberty in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. read more

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Brionte Dunn charged with domestic violence and assault

Then-redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn (25) carries the ball during the 2014 OSU Spring Game on at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Lantern file photoFormer Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn has been charged with domestic violence and assault stemming from an incident involving his girlfriend last month. He has a warrant out for his arrest.The altercation took place on July 17 and he was promptly dismissed by coach Urban Meyer the next day.Two days after his dismissal, July 20, the 911 call from Dunn’s girlfriend surfaced where she described being hit early in the morning on the 17th. She also said in the 911 call that this wasn’t the first altercation between the two.The charges of domestic violence and assault are first-degree misdemeanors. The maximum penalty for each charge is six months in jail or $1,000 fine.This incident took place in Columbus, but Dunn’s address in the case summary is listed in Alliance, Ohio.Meyer said last week at Big Ten Media Days that there was “no chance” Dunn would be allowed to rejoin the team. read more

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Salah insisted that every nominated player deserves POTY

first_imgMohamed Salah has had an incredible season at Liverpool and he has scored 30 goals in his 32 appearances for the Reds so far – however, he doesn’t see himself winning the Player of the year award easily.The Egypt international insisted that every single player that was nominated for this award deserves it and it can be said for sure that he is the one who is going to win it despite having such an incredible season.The former Chelsea and AS Roma player spoke about this award as he said, according to ESPN:divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“In my opinion, I deserve it. De Bruyne deserves it. Silva also had a great season and he deserves it. De Gea deserves it. And Harry Kane had a great season. He deserves it. All of us try to help our team to get the points and be in a better position. Everyone deserves it.”“When I was in Chelsea, I know how the Premier League works. I didn’t have my chance in the past, so I went to Rome to get a new challenge and new culture.”“So I did good with Roma and I said, from day one, I was happy to come back. I’m very excited to show everyone my football. I’m having a good season, the team is helping me and I’m happy about that.”last_img read more

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Mancini the right man for Italy – Criscito

first_imgDomenico Criscito is certain that the Italian FA have made the right decision to appoint Roberto Mancini as the new head coach of the national team and is hopeful of being recalled into the squadThe Italian defender has worked with Mancini at Zenit St Petersburg in the Russian Premier League this season and Criscito was full praise upon learning of his former boss’ appointment.“He’s spectacular, both on a human level and a professional one,” the 31-year-old told Tuttosport, via Football-Italia.“I already knew him before he came to coach here because when he was at Inter he came to find out if I was willing to move to the Nerazzurri.“He knows so much about football but I don’t need to say that, his CV speaks for itself. He’s won wherever he’s gone, from Inter to Manchester City.”He added: “On a human level Mancini is outstanding, our relationship is excellent. I’ll never be able to thank him enough, he taught me football.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I’m happy they’ve decided to entrust the resurrection of the national team to him, he’s the right man to bring us back to the footballing elite.”Criscito represented Italy in their disastrous World Cup appearance in 2010 and hasn’t played at international level since 2014.But with Mancini now the new manager, the left-back is hopeful of another call-up.“I’ll be honest, I did make some jokes with the boss!,” said Criscito.“All joking aside though, Mancini knows what I can offer, unlike [Giampiero] Ventura who considered Russia to be too far away to come and watch me…“I really hope with all my heart that I’ll have the chance to wear Azzurro again.”last_img read more

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Fabregas says he still has a lot to offer

first_imgThe Chelsea footballer is reportedly set to move to Monaco, and the footballer spoke how he feels right now with the Blues.There have been some reports that Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas will move away from the English Premier League to French Ligue 1 club Monaco.And the player feels he still has a lot to give.“It is always something that I have had, and it feels like growing up and getting older, it is one of those things that really does never go away because it is technique,” Fabregas was echoed by Four Four Two.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Physicality goes away from all of us unfortunately when you get older, you lose speed, you lose some sharpness, but technique I think is something that always stays with you when you have something, so hopefully it can stay with me for a very long time yet.”“With the penalty, when I stopped in the middle of my run, I saw the goalkeeper going down and I thought that I had it, so yes, it is unfortunate but the day I did 100 caps for Spain I also missed a penalty!” he explained.“It feels like it was last week I started playing professionally and now it is over 15 years. It is a long time but for the young players when they start playing, my little advice is to enjoy it every single second because it goes so fast.”last_img read more

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Small Publishers and Marketing Services

first_imgFor some publishers, acquiring their way into marketing services (in March, Penton bought online marketing firm EyeTraffic Media) may be the best option. Referencing the development of Meredith Integrated Marketing, Tom Stein, president and founder of b-to-b agency Stein Rogan + Partners, said it was based on six acquisitions and that former Meredith National Media group president Jack Griffin told him, “If we decided to do this in-house, we’d still be just talking about it.” However, most smaller publishers don’t have the war chest for six marketing acquisitions (or spending $350 million on a digital agency the way Hearst did for iCrossing). For them, entering marketing services requires a mix of in-house development and strategic partnering. Last week, Northstar Travel Media announced a marketing solutions division based around two internal staffers (a VP of marketing solutions in former TravelAge West publisher Michelle Rosenberg and a dedicated project manager), and a strategic tech partner in Decision Counsel to execute programs. American Business Media’s annual meeting this year took a single theme approach, focusing on the opportunity for b-to-b publishers to offer marketing services. While the core of marketing services is based on many things publishers already offer (content, data, lead gen), it’s also a different business with longer sales cycles, potentially lower margins, and a different sales and editorial mentality. It’s the latest example of publishers “chasing new money in a hurry,” according to Mitch Rouda, president of e-media at Farm Journal Media. Stage 1: Status quo—no projects. Customers should be addressed with best practices and industry trends. Stage 2: Discovery—the customer knows they need a project but isn’t sure what to do. Here, white papers and Webinars are applicable. Stage 3: Vendor selection. Here Summit presents customer testimonials, assessment tools in which prospects can enter data and increasing use of video. “For our market, they want to see the machines in action, says Newcorn. Stage 4: Short list. Vendor comparison charts. “Here, they need something downloadable,” says Newcorn. “A chart indicates they’re pretty far down the path. A boardroom PowerPoint is something junior execs can show to more senior, maybe less tech savvy execs.” The Summit proposal package includes a kick-off meeting with the content creators, written analysis and recommendations and a 12-month road map. “Now that we have the infrastructure to produce custom packages, now we have to look at how we sell it,” says Newcorn. Summit Media also debuted a new dedicated custom media group (“custom” is increasingly becoming a dirty word that marketing can’t relate too—hence the rise of “marketing solutions.”) with seven full-time people and multiple freelancers. “What’s interesting is [clients] want our expertise as content producers, not our audience,” said Dave Newcorn, vice president of digital and custom media. center_img Many of the services now falling under the umbrella of “marketing solutions” have previously been offered as value-added. “We need to change the nature of free with things like copywriting, consulting, white papers and surveys,” says Newcorn. “We charged one client $7,500 to put together a survey and send it. In any other kind of work, that’s consulting.” Summit came up with a price calculator that deducts hard costs but also incentivizes salespeople to sell high. Part of getting the new custom group off the ground was a “lunch & learn” campaign in which Newcorn and his group visited 108 customers in 15 cities, explaining the concept of lead nurturing. The publisher also did research identifying four stages of the buying process and what solutions to offer. They include:last_img read more

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Man accused of fleeing with valuables after marrying Uttarpara resident

first_imgKolkata: A man, identified as Ajay Kumar Singh, who had married a woman at Uttarpara in Hooghly a few days ago, has allegedly fled with some valuables from her house.The victim told the police that she came to know Singh through a marriage portal. The accused claimed that he was originally a resident of Mumbai and has been currently staying in Delhi, where he has been constructing two flats. He had also assured the victim that they would shift to Delhi in near future. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe victim also told the police that he also took a huge amount of money from her on various pretexts. The woman used to live at her house alone after she got divorced from her earlier husband. The accused had told the woman that he runs a promoting business in Delhi. After starting a detailed investigation, police came to know that the accused had duped some other women as well, at different places in the state. Earlier, he had also married a woman from the Manicktala area in the city a few years ago and looted valuables from her. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn the basis of the specific complaint, police started a case. They raided different places in Mumbai and Delhi but failed to get any trace of the accused. Apart from marriage, the accused had also established physical relation with different women and duped them. The Hooghly district police have started a detailed probe into the incident. They suspect that the accused did not reveal his name and original identity. The investigating officers have gathered photographs of the man for the sake of investigation. They may seek help from cyber experts to arrest the accused. The police are also investigating to know if the accused has any connection with the city.last_img read more

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Bengals business chambers laud state Budget 201920

first_imgKolkata: Various business chambers in Bengal lauded the state government’s Budget presented by Finance minister Amit Mitra on Monday.President, MCCI, Vishal Jhajharia said that full exemption of Education Cess and Rural Employment Cess for Tea gardens has been extended for two more years, which would help the tea industry grow. The government has given more emphasis to develop the MSME sector and credit flow to Rs 20,287 crore during April to September 2018, which is noteworthy. Around 95 new SSI clusters have been taken up, taking the total number to 520 from 425. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHe appreciated the prudent fiscal management of the state, by which revenue deficit has come down to 0.96 percent. Fiscal deficit as a percentage of GSDP has also gone down to 2.83 percent. Industrial growth in the state has been as high as 16.29 percent in 2017-18, compared to 5.54 percent at the national level, which is excellent. He also mentioned that Flipkart is going to develop a Flipkart Hub in Haringhata at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore. Meanwhile, the Bengal Chamber thinks that the Budget has brought in good news for revenue deficit of the state, which has been reduced to zero for 2019-20. The Budget has announced additional income for poorer sections of the society, namely contractual group C and D workers, as well as self-employed persons. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Chamber welcomed the fact that Asha and Anganwadi workers, the backbone of rural society, have seen a rise in monthly salary by Rs 500. The farmers having below 1 acre of land (marginal peasants) will have an annual additional income of Rs 5,000. The fast growth of the industrial sector and GSDP will generate additional revenue to the state, so that on debt head, Bengal needs only a 10 percent rise in this Budget, compared to an increase of almost 55 percent during the last Budget. The Chamber also feels that the Budget has given stress on demands of farmers, social sector and poorer sections of the society, as well as MSMEs. Sitaram Sharma, president, Bharat Chamber of Commerce, said: “From the industry perspective, the full exemption given to tea gardens from the payment of Educational and Rural Employment Cess for the next two financial years is indeed laudable.” “The state’s achievement of a GSDP growth of nearly 12 percent in the last fiscal clearly states that the government has been able to drive aggregate demand and create more and better employment for the youth,” he added.last_img read more

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I was stuck in middle of A34 with traffic zooming past Disabled

first_imgThe dropped kerb was blocked by a parked car The Highway Code’s Rule 243 states that you should ‘not stop or park where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles, or where it would obstruct cyclists except when forced to do so by stationary traffic.’ Parking a vehicle fully or partially across a dropped kerb is classed as an obstruction and either the police or local council can enforce the contravention. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDisabled Sheila Gatehouse was left stranded on her mobility scooter in the middle of a busy dual carriageway – after someone parked a car over the dropped kerb of a pedestrian crossing. The 64-year-old was stuck in the island half-way across the A34 for 30 minutes, until two kind passers-by lifted her and her scooter onto the opposite pavement. Mrs Gatehouse had been for a check-up at the Royal Stoke University Hospital after being discharged following a two-week admission with a chest infection and flu. She said: “I was going for a check-up in the heart and lung department. When I got there, the car wasn’t on the crossing. “After my appointment, I was on the pelican crossing opposite Entrance One, on the A34. I got to the central reservation and I saw the car. There was no point trying to cross any further because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get up the kerb. ‘I was there for half an hour…’ “I was there for half an hour. It was freezing and I was getting so frustrated. I couldn’t go back, I had traffic coming on both sides of me. I just wanted to get home.” Punter found hiding in bushes Andy Day, coordinator at North Staffs Pensioners’ Convention, said any motorist obstructing a dropped kerb could cause havoc for people dependent on a wheelchair or mobility scooter. He said: “I would issue a plea to people who are able-bodied and do not have to think about things like this for themselves to think about the needs of others who are less able to get about. “Please be mindful of the difficulties some people have.” Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive  or message us on  our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Sheila was stuck in the middle of the A34 for half an hour Mrs Gatehouse, who lives at Norwich Place, in Clayton, says she called the police on 101 to report the Black Astra and the fact she was stranded on January 21. She says she was advised there would be a wait before anyone could go to the scene. She said: “In the end, two strangers who were crossing helped me. They were two big, strong men – they needed to be because they lifted my scooter with me on it. I’m very grateful to them, I don’t know what I would have done without them. Read MoreNew cameras set to launch in Stoke-on-Trent that can catch YOU speeding from a kilometre away   “The car was parked all across the crossing, on the pavement and on the road. It had a sticker in the window that said something like they worked for the NHS and were exempt, but that doesn’t give them the right to park like that. “Whoever did it is an idiot, it should have been towed away.” Police search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more

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Russias ministry of communications has decided no

first_imgRussia’s ministry of communications has decided not to introduce encryption on the first and second multiplexes on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform, according to a local report.According to the ComNews website, citing sources close to the ministry of communications, broadcast infrastructure provider RTRS’s director-general Andrei Romanchenko told a meeting of the ministry’s TV and broadcasting working group earlier this week that the opportunity to introduce conditional access for the first and second multiplexes had been missed and that a decision to implement it now would require the mass replacement of equipment by consumers.The introduction of conditional access support was opposed by a number of industry players including cableAssociation AKTR.last_img read more

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Liberty Global is reorganizing the marketing sale

first_imgLiberty Global is reorganizing the marketing, sales and customer operations of its UPC units into a single entity under Severina Pascu, who has been named as COO of Liberty Global’s Central Europe Group.Severina PascuUnder the new structure, Pascu will report to Eric Tveter, CEO for Liberty Global Central Europe Group, which operates under the UPC brand for each country in which it is present.Pascu will take on the COO role in addition tyo her current position as managing director for central and eastern Europe. She will be tasked with coordinating he end-to-end consumer activities in Switzerland and Austria while maintaining her current responsibility for the operations in Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the DTH activities based in Luxembourg.Urs Reinhard, currently VP strategy, will join the newly formed consumer unit and will take on a new role as managing director sales and customer operations for Switzerland and Austria.Reinhard replaces Frank Zelger who has decided to leave the company after nine years.“With the formation of the new combined unit, we are putting the customers even more at the centre of everything we do. I am happy that we have found in Severina Pascu such an experienced manager to lead this new team as chief operating officer. In the last few years, she has successfully grown our Central Eastern European activities and I very much look forward to continuing working closely with her,” said Tveter.“Frank Zelger has been a key leader in our turnaround in Switzerland. He has successfully driven the improvement in customer service and satisfaction. I want to thank him for his tremendous contribution and wish him all the best in the future. Urs Reinhard is a highly gifted executive and I am excited that he will succeed Frank in heading Sales and customer operations.”Pascu said: “The new structure will aim to deliver our connected entertainment proposition throughout the entire customer journey. I am very excited and looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with the new colleagues in Switzerland and Austria as well as with the teams in the Central Eastern Europe countries.”last_img read more