Neville Fabinho is a top player

first_imgGary Neville has no more doubts over Fabinho’s credentials as a “top player” following his performance for Liverpool against Manchester United last weekFollowing his £39m transfer from AS Monaco in the summer, Fabinho struggled to break into the Liverpool team and was left out of their opening eight Premier League games.But recently the Brazilian midfielder has begun to demonstrate his true potential with impressive performances against United last week and Wolves on Friday.Despite having initial doubts over whether Fabinho would be able to cope with Premier League football, United great Neville has made a u-turn.“He got a little bit of criticism a few games ago, against Arsenal, when he didn’t do too well and I had wondered whether he would adapt to the pace,” Neville told Sky Sports, via Daily Mirror.“But last week against Manchester United he was fantastic.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…“What I liked about him was sometimes you see a defensive midfield player and they play horizontally, the shuffle across horizontally, they pass horizontally.“He actually moved up the pitch. He was up in the game, backing up at the edge of the box. His pass for the first goal was absolutely fantastic, cut United open.“Last week was the first time I saw him put in a performance where I thought ‘this looks like a top player’.“Obviously we know he’s top player but you just think is he going to settle into this Liverpool team?“It looked like a slow start but now it looks he’s delivering what Jurgen Klopp wanted him to.”Fabinho provided Mohamed Salah with an assist for Liverpool’s opening goal of the game in their 2-0 win against Wolves with Virgil van Dijk scoring the other.last_img read more

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2017 GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends Who Performed

first_img Shirley Caesar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” Set List 2017-grammy-salute-music-legends-who-performed Andra Day Praises “Incredible” Nina Simone Anthem Shirley Caesar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award John Cale On Lou Reed, Velvet Underground NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 12, 2017 – 5:07 pm Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson Honor Sly Stone Facebook The exciting two-hour program centered around the presentation of this year’s Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Awards to honorees Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground, as well as the presentation of the Technical GRAMMY Award to audio inventor Alan Dower Blumlein, and Recording Academy Trustee Awards to producer/arranger/songwriter Thom Bell; record executive Mo Ostin; and recording executive, A&R man and music publisher Ralph S. Peer.Along with never-before-seen video packages celebrating each of the honorees’ contributions to the music industry and its cultural heritage, the star-studded event featured performances by GRAMMY winners Kirk Franklin, Randy Newman, Le’Andria Johnson, Dionne Warwick, Dwight Yoakam, and Living Colour founder/guitarist Vernon Reid; GRAMMY nominees Andra Day, Neal McCoy, Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson, Russell Thompkins Jr. of the Stylistics, and Catherine Russell.Here’s a recap of the full lineup of performances:(Note: performers are listed in parentheses)Thom Bell•    “You Make Me Feel Brand New” (Russell Thompkins Jr.)•    “Then Came You” (Dionne Warwick)Ahmad Jamal•    “But Not For Me”/”Ahmad’s Blues”/”Poinciana” (Stanley Cowell) Honoring Thom Bell’s Musical Prowess Sly Stone•    “I Want To Take You Higher”/”Everybody Is A Star”/”Sex Machine”/ “Dance To The Music” (Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson, Vernon Reid)Also honored at the event was Keith Hancock, this year’s recipient of the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum’s Music Educator Award. More “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” Russell Thompkins Jr. On Thom Bell’s Impact 2017 “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends”: Who Performed? Ralph S. Peer•    “Crazy Blues” (Catherine Russell)•    “The Great Pretender” (Russell Thompkins Jr.)•    “Georgia On My Mind” (Andra Day)The Velvet Underground•    “I’m Waiting For The Man”/”Sunday Morning” (John Cale Band with Maureen “Moe” Tucker)Shirley Caesar•    Medley: “You Name It”/ “It’s Alright, It’s OK”/”You’re Next In Line For A Miracle”/ “Satan, We’re Going To Tear Your Kingdom Down” (Kirk Franklin with Le’Andria Johnson)•    “Caught Up”/”Jesus, I Love Calling Your Name” (Shirley Caesar)Mo Ostin•    “A Few Words In Defense Of Our Country”/”I Think It’s Going To Rain Today” (Randy Newman)Charley Pride•    “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone” (Neal McCoy)•    “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” (Charley Pride) Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson Honor Sly Stone John Cale On Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Andra Day Praises “Incredible” Nina Simone Anthem Read more Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson Honor Sly Stone From Andra Day and Sly Stone to Charley Pride and Shirley Caesar, here’s your exclusive viewer’s guide to the televised Recording Academy presentation on Friday, Oct. 13 on PBSNate HertweckGRAMMYs Oct 13, 2017 – 11:00 pm The second annual “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” aired Friday, Oct. 13 on PBS.  Russell Thompkins Jr. On Thom Bell’s Impactcenter_img Email Keith Hancock On Funding The Arts, Music Mentors Kirk Franklin Praises Shirley Caesar Twitter News Kirk Franklin Praises Shirley Caesar Honoring Thom Bell’s Musical Prowess Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson Honor Sly Stone Keith Hancock On Funding The Arts, Music Mentors Keith Hancock On Funding The Arts, Music Mentors  Nina Simone•    “Mississippi Goddam” (Andra Day)Jimmie Rodgers•    “Hobo Bill’s Last Ride”/”Mule Skinner Blues”/”T For Texas” (Dwight Yoakam) John Cale On Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Kirk Franklin Praises Shirley Caesar NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 11, 2017 – 4:53 pm Kirk Franklin Praises Shirley Caesar Shirley Caesar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Andra Day Praises “Incredible” Nina Simone Anthem Prev Next Honoring Thom Bell’s Musical Prowess Russell Thompkins Jr. On Thom Bell’s Impactlast_img read more

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Wanaparthy Minister Singireddy bereaved

first_imgWanaparthy: Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy’s mother Singireddy Tarakamma (105) died on Monday at their residence in Wanaparthy. Tarakamma, who was suffering from a brief illness, breathed her last on Wednesday early morning. Education Minister Jagadish Reddy, Telugu Desam Party national politburo member Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, MLC Kasireddy Narayanreddy, Principal Secretary, Agriculture department Parthasarathi, Wanaparthy Collector Swetha Mahanty, Superintendent of Police Apoorva Rao and others visited the Minister’s residence and offered floral tributes.Later, at around 3 pm, the funeral procession was taken out and she was cremated in the farmlands owned by the family. Several local public representatives and others consoled the bereaved Minister.last_img read more

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Comcast outbids Fox by acquiring Sky for 40 million in dramatic auction

first_imgComcast beat Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky on Saturday after offering 30.6 billion pounds ($40 billion) in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group.The U.S. cable giant bid 17.28 pounds a share for control of London-listed Sky, bettering a 15.67 pounds-a-share offer by Fox, Britain’s Takeover Panel said. The NBC logo and Comcast are displayed on 30 Rockefeller Plaza, formerly known as the GE building, in midtown Manhattan in New York July 23, 2015.REUTERS/Brendan McDermidBuying Sky will make Philadelphia-based Comcast, which owns the NBC network and Universal Pictures, the world’s largest pay-TV operator with around 52 million customers.Chairman and chief executive Brian Roberts has had his eye on Sky as a way to help counter declines in subscribers for traditional cable TV in its core U.S. market as viewers switch to video-on-demand services like Netflix and Amazon.”This is a great day for Comcast,” he said. “This acquisition will allow us to quickly, efficiently and meaningfully increase our customer base and expand internationally.”Comcast’s knock-out offer thwarted Murdoch’s long-held ambition to win control of Sky and is also a setback for U.S. entertainment giant Walt Disney which would have likely been its ultimate owner.Disney has agreed a separate $71 billion deal to buy most of Fox’s film and TV assets, including its existing 39 percent stake in Sky, and would have taken full ownership after a successful Fox takeover.Comcast’s final offer was a jump on its bid going into the auction of 14.75 pounds and compares with Sky’s closing price of 15.85 pounds on Friday.Comcast believed it needed to deliver a knock-out blow given that Fox’s existing stake in Sky gave it a chance of victory if it was a close second to Comcast, two sources said.Its final offer – more than double Sky’s share price before Fox made its approach in December 2016 – quickly won the backing of Sky’s independent directors on Saturday.”We are recommending it as it represents materially superior value,” said Martin Gilbert, chairman of Sky’s independent committee. “We are focused on drawing this process to a successful and swift close and therefore urge shareholders to accept the recommended Comcast offer.”Fox noted the recommendation, saying it was considering options for its 39 percent stake and would make another announcement in due course.”Sky is a remarkable story and we are proud to have played such a significant role in building the incredible value reflected today in Comcast’s offer,” Fox said.Fox’s holding, which Comcast’s offer values at more than $15 billion, stems from Murdoch’s role in the creation of the company nearly three decades ago.His younger son James was pivotal in building Sky into Europe’s leading pay-TV operator as its former chief executive and current chairman.Comcast, which requires 50 percent plus one share of Sky’s equity to win control, said it was also seeking to buy Sky shares in the market.HUGE PRICEOne fund manager who holds Sky shares said nobody could complain about the Comcast price.”The question now is if Fox actually sells out and if not can Comcast get to 50 percent,” he said.One banker involved in the auction said: “Did Comcast pay a lot more than they needed to?”Sources familiar with the matter said Fox, Disney, and Comcast had not been in discussions about the 39 percent stake.The auction was a dramatic climax to a transatlantic bidding battle waged since February when Comcast gate-crashed Fox’s takeover of Sky.It is a blow to 87-year-old Murdoch, who tried to buy Sky eight years ago only for the bid to collapse in the fallout from a phone-hacking scandal at his British newspaper business.Some politicians have opposed a deal, citing concerns about the influence Murdoch would wield over the UK’s news agenda.Fox made a string of concessions to assuage those worries and land a company that serves 23 million households in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Italy.Sky’s chief executive Jeremy Darroch said Comcast’s victory was the beginning of a new chapter. “Sky has never stood still, and with Comcast, our momentum will only increase,” he said. 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UPDATE Federal Judge Approves ATTs 85 Billion Takeover Of Time Warner

first_imgflickr.comUpdated on June 12th at 4:23 p.m. (Central Time)A federal judge has approved AT&T’s merger with Time Warner. He rejected the government’s argument that it would hurt competition in pay TV and cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars more to stream TV and movies.U.S. District Judge Richard Leon announced the decision Tuesday, bringing the biggest antitrust trial in years to an end. The ruling blesses the $85 billion merger, one of the biggest media deals ever. It allows AT&T, a phone and pay-TV giant, to absorb the owner of CNN, HBO, the Warner Bros. movie studio, “Game of Thrones,” coveted sports programming and other “must-see” shows.The Department of Justice could decide to appeal the verdict. AT&T did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Other companies are likely to rush to consolidate.Tuesday’s ruling signaled that federal regulators will have a hard time stopping companies from getting bigger by gobbling up rivals and the programming they own. Even if a company doesn’t need to get bigger right away, it might need to do so to prevent a competitor from overshadowing it.For starters, expect Comcast to make a bid for Fox’s entertainment business as early as Wednesday. Disney has made a $52.4 billion all-stock offer for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox, including the studios behind the “Avatar” movies, “The Simpsons” and “Modern Family.” Comcast has promised to top that. AT&T’s favorable ruling would seem to clear any regulatory hesitation.————————————————-The fate of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, a massive media deal opposed by the government that could shape how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies, rests in the hands of a federal judge.This comes just a day after the repeal of net neutrality rules.U.S. District Judge Richard Leon is expected to announce in court Tuesday his decision in the biggest antitrust trial in years. The Trump Justice Department sued to block the $85 billion merger, arguing that it would hurt competition in pay TV and cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars more to stream TV and movies.If Leon approves the deal, the phone and pay-TV giant would be allowed to absorb the owner of CNN, HBO, the Warner Bros. movie studio, “Game of Thrones,” coveted sports programming and other “must-see” shows.Another possible outcome would be for the judge to approve the merger — but on condition that AT&T not acquire certain Time Warner assets, such as Turner Broadcasting’s CNN, or sell off its valuable DirecTV, or accept curbs on how it deploys Time Warner programming.Or Leon could reject the merger outright, accepting the government’s contention that it would hurt pay-TV consumers and competition in the industry.The mega-merger is a high-stakes bet by AT&T Inc. on the synergy between companies that produce news and entertainment and those that funnel it to consumers — who spend more time watching video on phones and tablets and less time on traditional live TV on a big screen.Approval of the combination would be a stinging defeat for the Justice Department, which could move to appeal Leon’s ruling. The proposed merger was so big and consequential that it drew the government’s first lawsuit in decades to block a merger of two companies that don’t directly compete. First floated in October 2016, the deal also brought fire from then-candidate Donald Trump, who promised to kill it “because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.”Dallas-based AT&T’s power flows from its position as a wireless, broadband and satellite behemoth that also became the country’s biggest pay-TV provider with its purchase of DirecTV. It claims about 25 million of the 90 million or so U.S. households that are pay-TV customers.Leon’s ruling could shape the government’s future competition policy. Approval could open the floodgates to deal making in the fast-changing entertainment and video-content worlds. Major cable, satellite and phone companies are bulking up with purchases of entertainment conglomerates to compete against rivals born on the internet, like Amazon and Google.Rejection likely would chill future combinations. Pressing in the wings are potential big-billions deals involving 21st Century Fox and Disney, Verizon and CBS, T-Mobile and Sprint. Comcast and Verizon are also jockeying for position in the new landscape.As president, Trump has called the merger “not good for the country” and said he believed it would push pay-TV prices higher. Looming in the background of the deal has been Trump’s long-running feud with Time Warner’s CNN, which he has often derided as “failing” and a purveyor of “fake news.”The six-week trial featured a parade of expert witnesses as attorneys for the opposing sides took Leon on a journey through the twisty dynamics of the media and entertainment landscape. The companies’ CEOs, AT&T’s Randall Stephenson and Jeffrey Bewkes of Time Warner Inc., testified in support of the deal.The government argued that AT&T would gain outsize market power, jacking up the prices it charges cable providers to carry networks in the Time Warner stable. Post-merger, AT&T rivals like Charter Communications and Cox, which currently pay Time Warner for its channels, would suddenly also become AT&T’s customers. The government’s star witness was Carl Shapiro, an economist at the University of California, who used an economic model to predict that consumer cable bills could rise $500 million annually in aggregate by 2021.The companies’ main economist, Dennis Carlton from the University of Chicago, refuted Shapiro’s model as overly complicated and rejected his conclusions. The government failed to prove that the merger would dampen competition and innovation and raise prices for pay TV, said Daniel Petrocelli, the companies’ lead attorney in defending the merger. In fact, he suggested, consumers could end up paying less after a merger — maybe even $500 million less annually.AT&T has said it needs to buy Time Warner to compete with the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google in the shape-shifting streaming-TV environment. The combination would push technology forward and give consumers more choices, AT&T has promised. Sharelast_img read more

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Democratic Senators to Mark Zuckerberg Facebooks Retaliation Against Critics May Have Legal

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety In addition, they asked, “Did your company – or any entity affiliated with or hired by your company – ever seek to conceal information related to foreign interference with the 2016 U.S. election from the public or government investigators?”Facebook has denied the allegation in the Times’ report that it knew about Russia’s manipulation of its platform as early as the spring of 2016 but failed to disclose it or further investigate it. The New York Times has said it stands by its reporting, which was based on interviews with more than 50 sources.The senators also want to know if Zuckerberg would cooperate with an expanded investigation by the Department of Justice to look into the reports that Facebook engaged in a campaign to fund, research and disseminate negative information company critics. “We are gravely concerned by recent reports indicating that your company used contractors to retaliate against or spread intentionally inflammatory information about your critics,” the senators wrote in the letter. “In addition, the staggering amount of data that Facebook has collected on both its users and people who have not subscribed to or consented to use of the platform, raises concern that the company could improperly or illegally use its vast financial and data resources against government officials and critics seeking to protect the public and our democracy.”The senators added, “Both elected officials and the general public have rightfully questioned whether Facebook is capable of regulating its own conduct.”Facebook did not respond to a request for comment on the senators’ inquiry.In statements and press interviews, both Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg have denied having any knowledge about Facebook’s hiring Definers prior to the Times’ publication of the report. At the same time, Facebook had earlier claimed its relationship with Definers was “well known by the media,” because the firm had contacted “hundreds of journalists… on our behalf.”Facebook said Thursday that Definers “did encourage members of the press to look into the funding” of Freedom From Facebook, an anti-Facebook organization that has called for the company’s breakup. But it said the intent of those efforts was to demonstrate that it was not “simply a spontaneous grassroots campaign, as it claimed, but supported by a well-known critic of our company.”In their letter, the four senators specifically asked Zuckerberg to answer questions including whether Facebook hired any entity to collect or find information to be used in retaliation against people who criticized Facebook, “including elected officials who were scrutinizing your company.” They also queried about how much money Facebook has spent on such efforts. Four Democratic U.S. senators called on Facebook to provide info about the social giant’s reported use of third-party firms to spread “intentionally inflammatory information” about critics. The lawmakers said Facebook’s alleged actions may have violated campaign finance laws or have other legal implications — and suggested government regulation may be needed to rein in the company.In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) asked the exec to respond to allegations detailed in an explosive New York Times report this week.Per the Times report, Facebook in October 2017 enlisted consulting firm Definers Public Affairs, founded by Republican political strategists, as part of its crisis response to dealing with the Russia fallout. Among other activities, Definers launched a campaign linking Facebook critics to liberal billionaire George Soros, a tactic often used by anti-Semitic alt-right groups. On Thursday, Facebook said it terminated its contract with Definers after the Times story was published.last_img read more

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Former Congressman And Talk Radio Host Joe Wal

first_imgFormer Congressman And Talk Radio Host Joe Walsh Announces… by NPR News Bobby Allyn 8.25.19 2:32pm Updated at 11:45 a.m. ETJoe Walsh, a conservative talk-radio host and former Tea Party congressman, is launching a long-shot primary challenge to President Trump. He’s the second Republican to officially announce a run against Trump, who has a strong approval rating among his party’s base.Walsh, 57, supported Trump during his 2016 campaign but in recent months has been offering a bitter critique of the president, calling Trump a liar and bully who is unfit for office. Walsh has also attacked Trump from the right.”Mr. Trump isn’t a conservative. He’s reckless on fiscal issues; he’s incompetent on the border; he’s clueless on trade; he misunderstands executive power; and he subverts the rule of law. It’s his poor record that makes him most worthy of a primary challenge,” Walsh wrote in a New York Times op-ed this month.On the Democratic side, meanwhile, 21 candidates are vying for the White House in 2020. But far fewer Republicans are attempting to deny Trump a second term. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is the only other person so far to announce he’ll try to unseat Trump, whose support among Republicans usually polls in the 80s, making him a formidable party incumbent.”We can’t take four more years of Donald Trump. And that’s why I’m running for President,” Walsh tweeted on Sunday. “It won’t be easy, but bravery is never easy.”When asked by Politico if he could raise enough money to pose a legitimate challenge to Trump, Walsh responded: “Abso-freaking-lutely. There’s a drumbeat from a lot of people out there for somebody who wants to take this on.”Walsh has a history of controversial, incendiary and offensive comments.In October 2016, Walsh said on Twitter that he was backing Trump for president, saying: “On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket. You in?”Walsh was pulled off the air from his radio show in 2014 following his use of racial slurs in a discussion over the controversy around the Washington Redskins name. He later tweeted: “I’m trying to have an honest, adult conversations about words without resorting to alphabet soup phrases(C-word, N-word, etc).”Walsh, who has called President Barack Obama a “Muslim” and a “traitor,” told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’s This Week on Sunday that he has apologized for those comments, saying he feels responsible for some of Trump’s incendiary rhetoric.”I helped create Trump. There’s no doubt about that. The personal ugly politics. I regret that,” Walsh said. “Now we have a guy in the White House, that’s all he does.”In a video posted to his website, the former one-term Illinois congressman says, “These are not conventional times. These are urgent times. Let’s be real — these are scary times.”He goes on: “We’re tired of a president waking up every morning and tweeting ugly insults at ordinary Americans. We’re tired of a president who sides with Putin against our own intelligence community. We’re tired of a president who thinks he’s above the law. We’re tired of a president who’s tweeting this country into a recession.”Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. Carolyn Kasterlast_img read more

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Britains Most Famous Celtic Queen who Brutally Defied the Roman Empire

first_imgThere is a large bronze statue in London, England, on the western side of Westminster Bridge. It features a woman standing confidently in a war chariot, carrying a spear, arms raised above her head. Two more female figures kneel behind her looking over the sides of the chariot, their faces hesitant, almost as if they’re afraid of what’s ahead.The horses pulling the chariot at rearing up, ready to charge forward. The statue is called Boadicea and Her Daughters and commemorates the feats of Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni, against the Roman Empire.Statue of Boudicca, the Queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, riding a horse-drawn chariot on the North side of Westminster Bridge, London.Boudicca (also spelled Boudica or Boadicea) was the Celtic Queen of the Iceni tribe, who lived in what is now Norfolk. Roman historians Tacitus and Cassius Dio both described Boudicca as tall, with red long red hair. According to Cassius Dio, “She was huge of frame, terrifying of aspect, and with a harsh voice. A great mass of bright red hair fell to her knees.”Her husband, King Prasutagus, was an ally of Rome. However, when he died without a male heir in 60 AD, his estate was left to Emperor Nero with his daughters as co-heirs. The idea was that this would give imperial protection to his family and land holdings.Boudicea haranguing the British tribes.However, contrary to Prasutagus’ wishes, Rome annexed his land and plundered the chiefs of the Iceni, thereby rescinding their alliance status. When Boudicca objected, her daughters were raped and she was publicly stripped and beaten, according to Tacitus. Resentment among the Britons at the time was already high and these actions certainly did not help.Not content to sit back and let the Romans have their way, Boudicca launched a revolt. As Tacitus wrote, “It was against the veterans [the Roman legions] that their [the Iceni’s] hatred was most intense. For these new settlers in the colony of Camulodunum drove people out of their houses, ejected them from their farms, called them captives and slaves.”Queen Boudica in John Opie’s painting Boadicea Haranguing the Britons.Boudicca gathered the Iceni and their allies the Trinovantes, as well as other tribes, and captured Camulodunum (modern day Colchester), which was also the former Trinovantian capital.The town fell in two days, and was methodically demolished. The future governor Quintus Petilius Cerialis tried to save the city but was defeated, and his infantry wiped out.Queen Boadicea’s Obelisk. Photo by Nigel Cox CC BY-SA 2.0News of the revolt soon reached the Roman governor, Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, in London, which was a relatively new city at the time. Tacitus again describes events:“Suetonius, however, with wonderful resolution, marched amidst a hostile population to Londinium, which, though undistinguished by the name of a colony, was much frequented by a number of merchants and trading vessels.”Reenactors portraying queen Boudicca (Boudica, Boadicea), and chieftain Prasutagus. Photo by Kabuto 7 CC BY-SA 4.0Uncertain whether he should choose it as a seat of war, as he looked around at his scanty force of soldiers and, remembering how the rashness of Petilius had been punished, he resolved to save the province at the cost of a single town.The tears and weeping of the people, as they implored his aid, did not deter him from giving the signal of departure and receiving into his army all who would go with him. Those who were chained to the spot by the “weakness of their sex,” or the infirmity of age, or the attractions of the place, were cut off by the enemy.Collection of 1st century Boudicca Iceni hammered coins.Boudicca led her rebellion into Londinium and burnt it to the ground, killing anyone who had not left with Suetonius. To this day, archaeologists can still find a thick red layer of charred material throughout ancient London that clearly marks the boundary in time before and after the rebellion of 60 AD. The rebels next marched to Verulamium (modern day St. Albans), and destroyed it as well.In all, between 70,000 and 80,000 Romans and Roman sympathizers were killed in the rebellion, as, according to Tacitus, the Britons had no desire to take prisoners, but they were only interested in slaughter.Portrait of a young woman dressed as Boadecia or Mother England.Cassius Dio is more graphic, stating that the noblest Roman women were impaled on spikes, with their breasts cut off, “to the accompaniment of sacrifices, banquets, and wanton behavior” in sacred places, including the groves of Andraste, a Celtic goddess invoked by Boudicca during her fight against the Romans.Suetonius finally decided to challenge Boudicca and met her in battle at an unidentified location in 61 AD. Tacitus wrote that the Britons arrived at this site in unprecedented numbers.Boudicea haranguing her troops.“Their confidence was such that they brought their wives with them to see the victory, installing them in carts stationed at the edge of the battlefield.” But Suetonius had chosen the site carefully, and the Britons were pushed together in the narrow field, making them easy marks for the Romans.The Britons fell back, and the Romans advanced in wedge formation. A supply train at the rear prevented their escape, and the Battle of Watling Street, as it has come to be known, became a massacre.Boudicca and her daughters escaped but died shortly thereafter, likely by poison to prevent them from being taken prisoner.Read another story from us: The Magical Underground City Carved Entirely out of Salt RockThe Britons raised smaller insurrections after the rebellion, but none gained as much support as Boudicca’s, and Rome continued to hold Britain until 410 AD. Boudicca, however, became a folk hero, and a symbol of freedom and justice, particularly during the Victorian era when her statue was commissioned.last_img read more

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Bedtime Gets HighTech With Digital PJs

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global November 29, 2013 This story appears in the November 2013 issue of . Subscribe » 3 min read Entrepreneur: Juan Murdoch pioneered a high-tech approach to the classic bedtime story. Inspired by QR-code technology, he created cotton pajamas printed with a series of colorful dots. When scanned with a smartphone, the dots trigger a free app (available for Android and iPhone) that launches one of 47 bedtime stories–narrated digital tales with colorful photos plus text to allow kids to read along. The Idaho entrepreneur introduced Smart PJs in 2012.”Aha” moment: During a meeting at the real-estate firm where Murdoch worked as a sales agent, a broker discussed the benefits of using QR codes on “for sale” signs. It was then that Murdoch, a father of six, had the inspiration to use the black-and-white codes to enliven story time. “I was so excited about the idea that I left the meeting and went to my office to Google it and see if it had been done,” he recalls. When no results turned up, Murdoch felt certain he was onto something big.Getting the nod: Murdoch had a built-in focus group at home. His kids, who range in age from 6 to 18, had such a positive reaction to his idea that he was encouraged to move forward. “I was talking about taking two things that had been around forever–pajamas and bedtime stories–and changing them into something brand new,” he says. “The kids thought it was the coolest thing ever.”Nightmare: Murdoch lacked the technical background to bring the concept to life, so he enlisted help from a Brigham Young University computer science graduate who experimented with developing methods for scanning fabric. Murdoch invested $50,000 of his savings into development, but the initial attempts failed.”You had to hold the [smartphone] in the perfect position, the lighting had to be just right, and the fabric couldn’t be wrinkled,” Murdoch says. “Kids have a very short attention span, and they would lose focus if it was too hard [to scan].”Although he was passionate about his idea, the practical frustrations of creating scannable codes for pint-size pajamas proved overwhelming. Six months after he started experimenting, Murdoch put his project on the back burner.Works like a dream: It was another real-estate meeting that brought Murdoch back to product development. Discussing lead generation, someone mentioned seeing a product in a store and thinking, “I had that idea once, but I didn’t follow through.” Murdoch knew he didn’t want another entrepreneur to bring his idea to market.With renewed determination, he cheered on his development team in their quest to find a pattern that was easier to scan. The winning design was a simplified series of colorful dots. “When we first got it to work, we were amazed,” Murdoch says.Get your zzz’s: Murdoch had 3,000 pairs of his interactive pajamas made by a clothing manufacturer in China in late 2012. He sold them from the back of his pickup truck and through His big breakthrough came with a mention on Mashable that drew 20,000 visitors to the site. This summer, Brookstone started stocking the pajamas, which retail for $30.No time for sleeping on the job: The bedtime-stories app is expected to be a perennial favorite, but additional apps are in development. Murdoch is also exploring licensing agreements with companies that wish to use the technology to promote their brands. “Pajamas,” he says, “are just the beginning.” Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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The Rules of Business Texting

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read In January, the Academy of Management released a study revealing that people who receive texts after work are generally angry about those communications. Yet texting and other forms of electronic communications are on the rise. So, when is it appropriate to text a colleague, and how can you reduce unwanted electronic communications outside of work hours?Related: 5 Rules for Texting Anyone You Do Business WithAround three years ago, I decided that I was done taking unwanted calls; now, I don’t listen to voicemails at all. In fact, my voicemail says to “text me.” And because I recently offended someone with this stance, I decided to do a little bit of research and teach everyone what I’d learned. Texting a colleague generally depends on how casual your relationship is, what you’re texting the person about and what this person’s seniority level is. Texting is fairly personal. Indeed, our phones have become an extension of our personalities to some degree, and texting a form of direct messaging. The problem with texting, however, is that it can lose context. Consider the following rules of etiquette.1. Texting your bossTexting your boss has become increasingly necessary, especially when an issue is urgent or needs to be resolved quickly. When you do text, you should be communicating simple messages such as meeting times and places. Or text when the message requires an immediate response or requests a coffee meeting. Never text bad news about a contract, an important decisions (“Quitting. Sorry!”) or a message that includes abbreviations. Everything should be kept professional. Of course, you should always respond to any inquiries the boss texts to you.If the manager is younger (under 35) and/or running a small business, texting language may be more colloquial. If you’re not sure, refer to your corporate communications policy.2. Texting your teamIn general, you should be cautious when texting team members. These messages may depend on age, gender, personal relationship and even hours. Everything you write might be relayed to other team members and to leadership. Screenshots can be taken of everything you write and passed on, then taken out of context. When in doubt, be professional.Take into consideration your recipients’ relationship status and emotional state, and remember that texts lose context. These messages can also be misconstrued by your significant others and cause problems at home, even if they’re an inside joke.Try not to text team members after working hours unless you have a personal relationship with them outside of work. If you feel like you want to text them about work after 5 pm, use email.Related: The Jury Is Still Out on Texting for Professional CommunicationTexting your prospect This is a hotly debated topic in the sales community. Texting your prospect is dependent on the type of rapport you have, whether this individual has given permission and where in the sales process you are. Never cold-call through text messaging. Many people believe that text messaging is still a personal communication that requires urgent attention, and that texting people you’re soliciting business from when you don’t know them is considered gauche.If, however, you have a good rapport with your prospect, texting during business hours can be appropriate if it’s about finding a meeting place, notifying this person that you are running late to a meeting, following up to a question or providing something of value. Being pushy about closing a deal using a text is not recommended.Texting networking colleaguesFor the most part, networking colleagues whom you’re exchanging business information with can be fair game. Starting with email is traditional, typically. But people who are networking may be excited about helping each another with business development. So this relationship often escalates to texting fairly quickly. Once again, your texting relationship depends on gender and age. Younger members of the same sex are more likely to find it appropriate.How to encourage less textingIs texting making you or your colleagues angry? Want to encourage fewer texts to your phone after hours? Here are some tips to decrease texts and keep your mobile phone free of business during your personal time:Stop including your mobile phone on your business cards and Linkedin profile.Convey your own communication policy in your email signature. Exclude your mobile phone and add a line specifically requesting, Please send all correspondence via email. Ask those contacting you to communicate only during business hours, and if they need to send you work, to send it only through email. Entrepreneurs and freelancers may forget that others aren’t working at their odd hours.For major offenders, start using the Do Not Disturb feature on your cell phone during the weekends and evenings.What rules do you have for texting people you do business with? Do they work and how do you apply them to your life? Please post your observations in the Comments section below.Related: How Can I Keep Employees From Texting Too Much? March 31, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

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Act Fast Amazon Slashes Logitech Prices by 60 Percent

first_imgFrom headsets to gaming mice, Amazon is slashing the price of a variety of Logitech gear during its latest flash sale.To be fair, Logitech sales are somewhat common at Amazon. However, today’s sale includes deeper-than-average discounts on Logitech gear that sister site Tom’s Guide has deemed Editor’s Choice-worthy. Buy on AmazonThis includes items like the Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse, which is on sale for just $24.99, and the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Gaming Headset, which is 50 percent off. Notable Logitech gear on sale includes:Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse for $24.99 ($55 off)Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $89.99 ($90 off)Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Gaming Headset for $99.99 ($100 off)Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System for $199.99 ($199 off)shop the entire Logitech sale at Amazon by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoMacy'sCheck Out These Macy’s Deals for SundayMacy’sUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Like all of Amazon’s flash sales, today’s deals will expire at 2:59am ET.AdvertisementBest Laptop Deals in January 2019last_img read more

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VIDA Releases VIDAvision Clinical Software for Advanced Lung Visualization

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This release… read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | May 17, 2016 VIDA Releases VIDA|vision Clinical Software for Advanced Lung Visualization Software suite offers advanced CT lung quantification and procedural planning May 17, 2016 — VIDA Diagnostics Inc. announced the release of VIDA|vision, a suite of clinical software applications built specifically for the pulmonary clinician. An advanced visualization software for computed tomography (CT) lung quantification and procedural planning, VIDA|vision provides insights designed to optimize care decisions, improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. “VIDA|vision is an exciting advance for the pulmonary clinician,” said Alexander Chen, M.D.  “Clinicians will be caring for more patients with pulmonary nodules, some of which may require biopsy. Current challenges include navigating peripheral airways to targeted lesions. The strong analytical platform of VIDA|vision, enables high-quality imaging of peripheral airways which may assist bronchoscopists with delivering precision and personalized care.”VIDA|vision is launching with two applications: Lung Bronchoscopy Planning and Lung Volume Reduction. The base platform enables new applications and expanding clinical utility. Lung Bronchoscopy Planning focuses interventional pulmonologists on planning and performing diagnostic biopsy procedures for the peripheral nodule. The automated path planning and virtual bronchoscopy features of the software help interventional pulmonologists gain procedural confidence and efficiency in reaching targets of interest.Lung Volume Reduction provides physicians with information to select an appropriate therapy for severe emphysema patients, using evidence-based quantitative CT (QCT) biomarkers to include heterogeneity and fissure integrity. Once a treatment is selected, the product also provides procedural planning tools to boost procedural confidence and efficiency. VIDA|vision is cleared for clinical use in the United States, Canada, European Union, and Australia. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Protesters scuffle with riot police in Athens

first_img Top Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Later, about a dozen jeering protesters moved toward the motorcade carrying the debt inspectors away from the ministry, and threw a plastic water bottle at one of the cars. Police prevented any more demonstrators from getting close, and the vehicles were able to speed off.Authorities detained 17 protesters who had attempted to enter another nearby government ministry.Since mid-2010, Greece has depended on billions of euros in rescue loans from other European Union countries and from the International Monetary Fund. In return, it has had to overhaul its economy, slashing public spending and repeatedly raising taxes to reduce debt.While the fiscal numbers have been improving, and Greece’s economy seems poised to grow this year after a brutal six-year recession, the crisis has taken a massive social toll and unemployment has hit 28 percent.Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said the improving debt figures and a primary surplus _ which excludes debt servicing costs _ are proof Greece is on the mend.“I think what we’ve done – losing 25 percent of GDP … shows we had the courage to do exactly what was necessary,” he said after talks with Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Scuffles broke out Friday between demonstrators and police outside the finance ministry in central Athens, as Greece’s international debt inspectors met with ministers to discuss the pace of reforms.The demonstrators, mainly finance ministry cleaning ladies, school guards and municipal workers, were protesting job cuts required under Greece’s bailout agreement. They attempted to block a major avenue outside the ministry and jostled with riot police, who used small amounts of pepper spray. At least one protester was injured. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Comments   Share   “What we need now is a growth orientation,” he said. “I think there is more than enough evidence to our European partners that we are on the right track.”(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter W Taipei presents th

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >W Taipei presents the ‘W T Time – When Mr Choco Meets Ms Passion’ afternoon tea at the kitchen table, featuring a variety of sweets and savouries made with chocolate and passion fruit.‘W T Time – when Mr Choco Meets Ms Passion’ offers delicate desserts made by Sweetologist Ho, including chocolate ganache crisp, milkshake jelly, chocolate éclair, crème brûlée, cream puffs, scones, mousse, roulade, chocolate truffles and more.  While enjoying the sweets from the buffet stations, exquisite savouries designed by Executive Chef Brandley are also meant to arouse diners’ appetites with custom-made sauce infused with passion fruit and chocolate, such as chili chimichurri sauce, mole sauce and coriander-passion fruit sauce.The highlight selections of the afternoon tea include snapper and crab cake with coriander-passion fruit salsa, chicken satay with passion fruit chutney, crispy braised chicken taquito with mole sauce, passion fruit-glazed prawn skewer with chili chimichurri sauce, hot and spicy chicken wing with coriander-passion fruit sauce, s’mores pizza (Nutella, marshmallow, graham cracker, chocolate ganache), Guanaja chocolate ganache crisp, pistachio cocoa basket, Tonka milk chocolate mousses hazelnut chips, passion fruit crème brûlée and mini chocolate Pavlova, and passion fruit cream.Designed by W Taipei Executive Chef Brandley Froehlich and Sweetologist Yu Mei Ho, the afternoon tea is priced at TWD800+10% per person and is served daily at the kitchen table from 3pm – 5pm (weekends from 3.30pm).Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterVirtuoso is inviting the world’s most exciting new travel technology companies to apply for its 2019 Incubator program. A pioneer when founded in 2015 to fulfil a need in the industry, Virtuoso Incubator helps startups strengthen products to enhance advisor productivity and client service. Still the only program of its kind, Virtuoso Incubator gives the network’s travel agency members a competitive advantage by bridging the gap between traditional travel agents and today’s technology-savvy advisors.Virtuoso Incubator provides technology developers with real-world feedback from its network of industry-leading travel advisors, offering a uniquely valuable perspective from potential customers and enabling them to tailor tools to better meet market needs.In this year’s Incubator, almost 100 advisors from 80 agency members assessed solutions, providing guidance on improvements. As proof of the program’s value, all of 2017’s advisor testers wanted to take part in Incubator again this year. Once an Incubator company’s trial phase ends, it goes under consideration for full Virtuoso partnership.“Virtuoso Incubator has made a real difference in the efficiency and service levels of the advisors who use these solutions,” said David Kolner, senior vice president, Global Member Partnerships at Virtuoso. “We recognise that not all agencies and advisors have the same needs. The diversity of these tech offerings, combined with the opportunity for our advisors to speak up and help shape their outcome, is the real strength of the program. We’re introducing cutting-edge tools and providing choices for our members.”This year’s Incubator class was notable for its geographic diversity as well as the program’s first companies to focus on artificial intelligence applications:eRoam: The AI-powered solution from Australia-based eRoam supplies personalised itineraries based on trends, releasing advisors from constantly observing developments for clients and enhancing efficiency. Its technology continuously reviews travellers’ information to tell future travellers in the same peer group what is trending in transport, accommodations and activities.HelloGbye: The tool by the Canadian company saves advisors time by using AI to create itinerary suggestions using the spoken word or ‘natural language’. It reviews incoming communications and provides immediate recommendations to advisors based on preferences, past purchases and geo-demographic profiles.Jrrny: A content creation platform where advisors can promote destination posts that showcase their travel savvy, then acquire leads from those posts. With millions of readers on the platform, advisors can market themselves effectively to a targeted audience.PlanitEasy: A one-stop solution providing customer relationship management (with ClientBase integration), trip management, communication portal, project management, itinerary builder, accounting, and soon RFPs. This all-in-one platform boosts advisor efficiency by closing gaps and making planning easier, which improves personal service and client experiences.ZoomandGo: A map-based hotel reservation and analytics tool to make booking via the GDS much easier, increasing productivity and sales. The Canadian company’s solution helps advisors increase rate code usage and hotel program adherence as well as meet sales objectives.The travel technology space set record highs in 2017 according to CBInsights, with $5.3 billion invested across 348 deals. Virtuoso is a dynamic force in the industry, with a new partnership with VoyagerHQ, which connects travel startups to investors and corporate partners. Incubator’s relationship with travel market research company Phocuswright is ongoing, as are affiliations with dedicated incubators, accelerators and investment divisions.The 2019 Virtuoso Incubator program is seeking companies focused on client and email management tools, group booking management, and activities and tour booking solutions. Startups can express their interest online here.The deadline for applications is 15 December, 2018. For more details, see back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Seat belts save lives police plead after two more deaths

first_imgPolice on Monday intensified their media awareness campaign on the importance of seat belts following another fatal road accident on Sunday that claimed the lives of two 11-year-old girls.Neither of the two girls had a seat belt on, police said. They stressed once more that seat belts “save lives” following the deaths last week of a man and a five-year-old girl who were both thrown out of cars in two separate accidents following collisions. Neither had been wearing seat belts.Police also called for the introduction of traffic cameras, which the permanent secretary of the transport ministry said on Monday is set for 2020.The two 11-year-old girls were killed at around 4.30am on Sunday when the car they were in, driven by a 40-year-old woman, overturned and ended up on the central reservation of the Limassol to Nicosia highway.The driver, the mother of one of the girls, and two other passengers, boys aged 14 and 15 did not sustain any serious injuries.According to the assistant chief of Limassol police Phillipos Papailia, the children were from different families and were being driven home, to Paphos from Larnaca airport after an educational trip overseas.The driver lost control of the car and it travelled for 50 to 60 metres down the highway, overturning before coming to a stop within the central reservation. The two girls were killed instantly, one of them being thrown from the car.The driver and the two boys had to be cut out of the damaged car after being trapped inside. The driver and the 15-year-old who was in the front seat were wearing seatbelts.The police deputy traffic chief, Haris Evripidou told Sigma TV on Monday that, as the car’s cabin was not badly damaged, if the girls had seat belts on, they might not have had sustained fatal injuries.He said that they were examining whether the driver had fallen asleep due to exhaustion.Director of traffic police, Spyros Spyrou, reiterated on Monday that “seatbelts save lives.”Speaking to state broadcaster CyBC TV, Spyrou also made a plea to drivers who feel tired while on the road to pull over and call someone else to drive them to their destination.“A blink of the eye is enough sometimes for a mishap,” he said.He also said that it was necessary for traffic cameras to be installed “yesterday”.Permanent secretary of transport ministry, Alecos Michaelides, said on Monday on CyBC TV, that traffic cameras are expected to be up and running in 2020.Traffic cameras had been installed in 2006, helping cut down traffic collisions by 53 per cent but technical issues and subsequent legal problems meant their removal and considerable delays in installing new ones.The installation of 110 cameras across the island was discussed as early as 2015 when the transport ministry said they would be implemented by the end of the year.Last week, a five-year-old girl and a 38-year-old man died in two separate road accidents in Larnaca and Limassol.Thirty-eight -year-old Zacharias Evripidou, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed on June 25 when his car overturned on the road after clipping the side mirror of another vehicle coming from the opposite direction, on his way from Platres to Limassol. He was thrown from the car when it flipped onto its side and died at the scene. His two children, a boy, six, and his nine-year-old daughter, who had seat belts on, were injured.Later the same day, five-year-old Maria-Christina Demetriou was killed after her family’s vehicle, driven by the father,36, collided with another car and overturned on the Famagusta to Larnaca motorway. The girl was thrown through the window of the pickup truck following the collision. Her mother, 35, and three-year-old brother were also seriously injured. In the car was also her older brother, aged nine, who was slightly injured. None of the children wore seatbelts.In a bid to raise public awareness, police said on Monday that between 2013 and 2017, 245 people died in road accidents and 2,045 were seriously injured. Another 3,158 were slightly injured.These numbers, police said, “paint the picture of our road behaviour”, calling for an immediate change in mindset.  You May LikeRealtor.comThe Ultimate Holiday Tipping Guide for Apartment DwellersRealtor.comUndoKelsea VenturesWhy You Shouldn’t Buy Oil CleansersKelsea VenturesUndoMoney News TipsInstant Language Translator Device Taking United States By StormMoney News TipsUndo House rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoLicences for ENI and Total to explore block sevenUndoLED-lighting the way by 2020Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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