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Family: Freed student who died has ‘completed his journey’

first_imgFamily: Freed student who died has ‘completed his journey’ Published: June 20, 2017 4:57 AM EDT Kim Jong Un reappears in public, ending absence amid health rumors Recommended North Korea blows up liaison office in Kaesong used for talks with South center_img CINCINNATI (AP) The family of an American college student who died days after being released from North Korea in a coma says the 22-year-old “has completed his journey home.”Otto Warmbier died Monday, relatives said in a statement. They did not cite a specific cause of death.“Unfortunately, the awful, torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today,” his parents said.Doctors had described Warmbier’s condition as a state of “unresponsive wakefulness” and said he suffered a “severe neurological injury” of unknown cause. He arrived in Ohio on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months.The University of Virginia student was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group and was convicted of subversion. He was put before North Korean officials and journalists for a televised “confession.”“I have made the worst mistake of my life!” he exclaimed, choking up as he begged to be allowed to reunite with his parents and two younger siblings.He was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor. His family said it was told he had been in a coma since soon after his sentencing.Doctors said he suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and “profound weakness and contraction” of his muscles, arms and legs. His eyes opened and blinked but without any sign that he understood verbal commands or his surroundings.Unresponsive wakefulness is a new medical term for persistent vegetative state. Patients in this condition who have survived a coma can open their eyes, but they do not respond to commands. People can live in a state of unresponsive wakefulness for many years with the chances of recovery depending on the extent of the brain injury.North Korea said Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Doctors in Cincinnati said they found no active sign of botulism or evidence of beatings.In a White House statement, President Donald Trump said, “A lot of bad things happened, but at least we got him home to be with his parents.” He called North Korea a “brutal regime.”Warmbier grew up in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming. He was salutatorian of his 2013 class at a highly rated high school and was on the soccer team.Wyoming City Schools released a statement saying it was “deeply saddened” by his death.“The countless contributions he made to his school and community through his leadership, actions, and limitless enthusiasm will be felt far into the future,” the school district said.Warmbier’s sophomore English teacher said he would be “dearly missed.”Warmbier had planned to study in China in his third year of college and heard about Chinese travel companies offering trips to North Korea. He was leaving North Korea on Jan. 2, 2016, when he was detained at the airport.The U.S. Department of State warns against travel to North Korea. While nearly all Americans who have been there have left without incident, visitors can be seized and face lengthy incarceration for what might seem like minor infractions.Jeffrey Fowle, also from Ohio, was detained in 2014 when he intentionally left a Bible in a nightclub. Fowle was freed after six months. He said he was kept isolated most of the time but not physically abused. He and others freed from North Korea have said they were coached and coerced into giving confessions.Three Americans remain held in North Korea. The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government. Related Articles:U.S. student freed from North Korea has died Author: AP Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

Budget 2020: AML levy to go ahead

first_imgChancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget contained few surprises for the legal profession. As announced last weekend, the government will consult later this spring on a levy to fund new action on money laundering. The Treasury’s Budget Report reveals that this will be paid by ‘firms subject to the money laundering regulations – a definition which includes thousands of legal practices.  Meanwhile the government will allocate £14 million to Companies House ‘to enable it to continue with vital capital projects to help its work tackling economic crime and anti-money laundering’.In another well-trailed announcement – which did not make the budget speech – the chancellor announced more support for victims of crime and £5m to begin a trial of domestic abuse courts in England and Wales. The government will also create ‘a new digital hub to make the criminal justice process in England and Wales easier to understand’.Also in criminal justice, a ‘Centre of Excellence for Tackling Youth Violence’ will create a single evidence hub on what works to divert young people away from criminal activity. The Royal Commission on the Criminal Justice process announced in the Queen’s speech will receive £3 million to allow work ‘to begin at pace over the next year’. In other announcements: As part of what the chancellor called ‘the biggest programme of public investment ever’ the departmental capital budget for justice will rise from £500m this year to £700m in 2020-21; the resource budget from £7.8bn to £8.3bn. A 2% stamp duty land tax surcharge for non-UK residents will come in to force from April 2021.The government will legislate ‘prospectively and retrospectively’ in the 2020 Finance Bill ‘to put beyond doubt that LLPs should be treated as general partnerships under income tax rules’. A second round of the regulators’ pioneer fund will provide £10m for regulators ‘to unlock the potential of emerging technologies and help businesses to develop innovative products and services’.A Digital Identity Unit work on ways to help people to prove things about themselves without showing paper documents. A new comprehensive spending review will conclude in July and will set out detailed spending plans for public services and investment, covering resource budgets for three years from 2021-22 to 2023-24 and capital budgets up to 2024-25.last_img read more

Railtrack mandates tilt safety standards

first_imgINTRO: With Virgin introducing two fleets of tilting trains at 200 km/h from 2002, leading to 225 km/h operation from 2005, Richard Hope reports on the need for systems that will enforce higher speed limits through curves and also prevent tilt where clearances are inadequateTWO YEARS from now, Virgin expects to introduce its Passenger Upgrade 1 timetable that will see Pendolino Britannico trainsets built by Alstom and Fiat take over West Coast main line inter-city services between London Euston, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow (RG 10.98 p707). PUG1 schedules demand 200 km/h operation with tilt. PUG2 sees the line speed between Euston and Crewe raised to 225 km/h from May 2005, giving a further reduction in journey times on all routes.From May 2001, Virgin’s 34 diesel powered non-tilting Voyager trains built by Bombardier should be in service on several routes, notably between Brighton and Birmingham. They will be closely followed by 44 Super Voyagers (RG 4.00 p222). Together, the two fleets will operate all Virgin’s CrossCountry services as well as London to Holyhead, the only significant non-electrified route in the WCML franchise. Although the Super Voyagers will tilt, none of the fleet is likely to do so before 2002.One issue yet to be resolved is precisely how Railtrack’s safety standards for tilt will be met. However, two Group Standards that define special train protection measures required to operate with tilt in Britain have now been agreed within the industry. The first, covering differential speed supervision through curves, was issued in December 1999. The second ensures that tilt is locked out when trains pass through tight tunnels and other places where the kinematic loading gauge would be infringed, or use tracks not equipped for tilting. Within Railtrack’s Safety & Standards Directorate, the Project Manager responsible for identifying hazards and developing Group Standards covering high speed (effectively 225 km/h) and tilt is Ray Metcalfe; he is seconded from consultants Halcrow Rail. Metcalfe explains that the purpose of Group Standards is to define what functions are required to ensure that the risk posed by tilting trains is no greater than conventional trains. At the moment, Virgin is the only operator committed to tilt. However, Great North Eastern Railway has more than once proposed 225 km/h tilting trains for the East Coast main line, and is currently bidding for a replacement franchise on this basis. Other tilt operators will doubtless emerge. Ideally, the system developed to meet these Group Standards on the routes used by Virgin is going to be used elsewhere on Railtrack’s network. Hence the need for a Railtrack Code of Practice to support the Group Standards. To be known as GE/RC8517, the tilt RACoP will incorporate these system specifications as well as other functions such as power supplies for lineside speed signs and arrangements for safe movement of trains when the systems fail.Speed supervisionGroup Standard GE/RT8012 sets out the rules for controlling the speed of tilting trains through curves, for which purpose Enhanced Permissible Speeds are established. Up to now, the only visual aid to drivers faced with observing speed restrictions through curves has been lineside signs. Dual speeds for passenger and freight trains are commonplace, and differential limits for different types of passenger train are not unknown.The principle of relying on the driver suffices in Italy, where speed limits applying to tilting trains are displayed along with the illuminated timetable in the cab and on lineside boards. Where full automatic train protection is available, as in Germany with LZB on lines over 160 km/h, an overlay is usually provided to authorise the higher limit applying to tilt.When British Rail’s Advanced Passenger Train was developed in the 1970s, C-APT was produced to display enhanced speed limits in the cab using data received from passive balises on the track. Lineside signs continued to show only the limits for non-tilting trains.Originally, Railtrack proposed that tilt speed supervision, which would slow a train going too fast, should only be required where the speed approaching a curve was dangerously close to the overturning speed in that curve. However, HM Railway Inspectorate’s view was that all enhanced speeds through curves should be supervised because the safety margin against overturning is approximately halved with tilt, typically from 56% of the current limit to around 25%.So GE/RT8012 requires speed supervision and control at all locations where enhanced limits are introduced for tilt. But unlike C-APT, the higher speed will not be displayed to the driver. This will only occur on routes where there is full automatic train protection with cab signalling.The reason, says Metcalfe, is that overloading drivers with too much information carries other dangers. Specifically, a driver who had passed a yellow signal, and was suddenly presented with a target speed for an enhanced permissible limite through a curve, might treat it as a movement authority. In other words, he might assume that the red signal around the bend had cleared and he could accelerate to the target speed just displayed.The Group Standard permits a visual or audible warning to the driver to slow down because the system will cut off power and apply the brakes if he does not. The driver must be told if intervention takes place, and the train data recorder must log the event. So in the normal way, drivers will only see distinctive lineside signs applying to tilting trains. These must always accompany the limit for non-tilting trains, even if this has not changed, and no more than three speeds in total may be displayed at one location.An additional complication arises from the fact that Virgin’s Pendolinos are designed to run through curves at 12% cant deficiency whereas the limit for Super Voyagers is 9%. To avoid tilt nausea, the body tilt angle is two-thirds of the cant deficiency, ensuring that passengers sense some lateral force. But it is cant deficiency that determines the safety margin against overturning.Where Pendolinos and Super Voyagers will share a common route, as between Stafford and Glasgow, lineside signs will display only the higher enhanced speed. A Super Voyager driver will be advised through the Sectional Appendix of the correct speed for his train, but safety is not compromised if he goes through at 12% cant deficiency.GE/RT8012 requires the speed supervision system to ensure that the train does not exceed the maximum safe speed at the start of the curve. A decision on how this is to be achieved is due shortly. Where cab signalling and ATP is installed – an explicit requirement over 200 km/h – speed limits displayed to the driver will be those appropriate to the train in question, and the status of its tilt system.Where there is no ATP, the complications of varying speed limits according to the route set through a turnout are avoided by ensuring that enhanced speeds apply only to one route. Limits applying to any other diverging route are the same as for non-tilting trains. Likewise, there are no enhanced limits where temporary speed limits are in force.Limited clearanceA situation unique to Britain, with its very restrictive loading gauge, is the need to bring coaches to the zero tilt position at locations where the minimum clearance to structures would otherwise be infringed. This includes electrical clearance, including for example an anti-tilt pantograph that has failed in the wrong position.The close spacing of tracks also means that a failure resulting in coaches being tilted the wrong way could, in a very few specific locations, risk contact with another train. All such locations – for whatever reason – are designated Tilt Prohibited Sections. There are only around half-a-dozen TPS on the WCML network, so the impact on journey times is minimal.GE/RT8019 requires tilt operators to provide a Tilt Enable & Supervision System. TESS ’enables’ tilt because it is not considered practical to produce an on-track ’tilt inhibit’ system which is fail-safe. The ’supervision’ element, which is entirely on-train, monitors the active tilt mechanism to ensure that every vehicle returns to zero tilt and stays there.Tilting trains must operate in non-tilt mode for several reasons, such as the approach to a major station like Birmingham New Street or Euston. They will also be subject to diversions. TESS ensures that the driver cannot activate tilt by mistake in such circumstances, because it will only work when the train has received an ’enable’ authority.Again, the way in which this is to be achieved is close to agreement. A common system that meets both speed supervision and tilt enable functions is favoured. The tilt-enable authority expires at the start of the service braking distance needed to comply with the speed limit for non-tilting trains through the TPS. This braking curve is subject to speed supervision. Any speed exceedance that results in intervention, or any detection of failure to achieve and hold zero tilt, results in the train being stopped.On emerging from a TPS, tilt enable authority will resume. As tilt commands typically migrate down the train from the leading vehicle, the Group Standard only requires that vehicles (not the complete train) ’do not tilt until they have left the TPS.’ Indications to the driver must show whether TESS is operational, failed or isolated, and whether or not tilt is enabled. As with speed supervision, he will be told when the system has intervened to stop the train. TESS functions are comprehensively logged by the train data recorder.CAPTION: Now taking shape at Alstom’s Washwood Heath plant is the first of 53 Pendolino trainsets for Virgin West Coast servicesPhoto: Virgin/Milepost 921/2CAPTION: West Coast’s electric Pendolinos will be allowed to tilt up to 12% cant deficiency, but the CrossCountry diesel Super Voyagers will be limited to 9%CAPTION: The angled sides of the Voyager DMU cars being built for Virgin CrossCountry by Bombardier in Brugge reflect the tilt capability to be fitted to the Super Voyager derivatives (RG 4.00 p222) Railtrack mandates tilt safety standardsBritish operator Virgin will introduce two fleets of tilting trains at 200 km/h from 2002. From 2005, speed on the southern section of the West Coast Main Line linking London and Crewe will increase to 225 km/h. Special train protection measures required for tilt operations have now been agreed, one covering differential speed supervision through curves and the other ensuring that tilt is locked out when trains pass through locations where clearances are inadequate. Richard Hope reportsRailtrack impose des normes de sécurité pour le pendulaireA compter de 2002, l’opérateur britannique Virgin Rail va mettre en service deux familles de trains pendulaires roulant … 200 km/h. A partir de 2005, la vitesse sur la partie sud de la ligne de la c”te ouest, entre Londres et Crewe, va être portée … 225 km/h. Des mesures spéciales de contr”le de vitesse nécessitées par l’exploitation de rames pendulaires ont été approuvées, l’une d’elles portant sur la maîtrise des différentes vitesses pouvant être pratiquées dans les courbes, d’autres mesures assurant que la pendulation est verrouillée au passage de points o- le gabarit en largeur est insuffisant. Richard Hope fait le compte renduRailtrack legt Sicherheits-Normen für Neigezüge festAb 2002 wird der Britische Bahnbetreiber Virgin zwei Baureihen von Neigezügen mit Geschwindigkeiten bis zu 200 km/h einsetzen. Ab 2005 soll die Geschwindigkeit auf dem südlichen Abschnitt der West Coast Main Line zwischen London und Crewe auf 225 km/h erh”ht werden. Besondere Schutzvorkehrungen für Neigezugbetrieb sind jetzt festgelegt worden, eine betrifft die Geschwindigkeitsüberwachung durch Kurven und die andere stellt sicher, dass der Querneigemechanismus beim Durchfahren von Stellen mit ungenügendem Profil blockiert wird. Ein Bericht von Richard HopeRailtrack impone normas de seguridad para la pendulaciónEl operador brit nico Virgin Rail introducir dos series de trenes pendulares operando a 200 km/h a partir del año 2002. En el año 2005, la velocidad en la línea principal entre London y Crewe se incrementar a 225 km/h. Las medidas especiales de protección de trenes necesarias para la pendulación ya han sido acordadas. La primera efectúa la supervisión de la velocidad diferencial por las curvas y la otra se asegura de que el sistema de pendulación queda bloqueada al pasar los trenes por los lugares con g libo de obras insuficiente. Richard Hope informalast_img read more

Dumfries Neighbourhood all set for transformation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInEnthusiastic residents, local business owners and councillors met on Wednesday the 13th of July to review ambitious plans which will see a Dumfries neighbourhood transformed this summer.The designs for the neighbourhood have been developed jointly by residents, Dumfries and Galloway Council and Sustrans Scotland since October 2012, as part of the ‘Neighbourhood Street Design Project’. Plans will see the layouts of Cumberland Street, Brooke Street, McLellan Street, Queen Street and Shakespeare Street, in the vicinity of the Theatre Royal, altered to create more people friendly and vibrant spaces including:· Re-laying of pavements on McLellan Street with high quality stone and raising up of each junction in the neighbourhood to pavement level will make it easier for people of all ages and ability to walk through the area.· Installation of two new public spaces at ‘gateways’ to the neighbourhood. Artwork, to be manufactured by a local blacksmith, has been designed by the artist NADFLY in conjunction with residents and has been styled so at to celebrate the strong Victorian character of the neighbourhood.· An upgrade of the public space outside the Theatre Royal with an extension of the public space and placement of seating, greenery, trees and cycle parking.· Placement of trees and greenery to ‘soften’ the streets and create a more colourful space that feels slower and is more people focused.Construction starts on the 25th of July and is expected to be completed by December 2016. During construction access to some parts of the neighbourhood will be restricted whilst works are undertaken. Work will be phased to minimise disruption to the community and local businesses. Details of planned road closures are available on: www.tellmescotland.gov.uk/.This community led project has attracted praise for the unique way in which it has been delivered. Residents have been directly involved in all aspects of the projects ranging from deciding on street lighting styles, road name plates and planters through to the commissioning of artworks, alongside steering the design process. Support has also been given to residents to develop ideas which bring people together and strengthen the neighbourhood, resulting in the creation of vibrant community gardens on Queen Street and the rear of Cumberland Street which could be used for events.This work has been undertaken in parallel with a Housing Renewal project by Dumfries and Galloway Council which has resulted in a number of other significant improvements to the housing stock in this area. This includes the provision of new build affordable housing, the provision of grants to property owners to carry out essential repairs, the renewal of cast iron Victorian fencing, the delivery of targeted energy efficiency measure and bringing empty homes back into use.John Lauder, National Director, Sustrans Scotland said: “The construction phase builds on the local successes of this partnership project in bringing people together and empowering residents to take greater ownership of the neighbourhood. We are excited to see the final part of this project underway and alongside residents and The Council I look forward to celebrating and promoting the benefits of this way of working in years to come.”The project has been jointly funded by Sustrans Scotland with funding from Transport Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council.[Councillor Craig Peacock, Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Housing Sub-Committee said: “The delivery of this project is a key stage in the delivery of Council’s Housing Renewal Area in Dumfries Town Centre. We hope the improvements made, in partnership with local residents, will help deliver our aspiration of the town centre being an attractive place to live as well as work. Changes to the street environment will complement a range of other actions that have been supported by the Council such as the delivery of brand new affordable housing. Our successful partnership with Sustrans has allowed us to attract significant external funding into our region to support improvement which has been driven by this local community.”last_img read more

Anokiwave to Introduce 5G ICs at Mobile World Congress 2019

first_imgAnokiwave has announced its presence at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Anokiwave’s 5G ICs will power its customer’s 5G arrays at all three mm-Wave 5G bands and the Anokiwave Active Antenna Innovator Kits, driven by Anokiwave 5G ICs, will be featured at several of their partner booths. The company will also make a significant product announcement about its next generation of 5G ICs during the conference. Anokiwave senior staff will be available for private meetings with customers.At MWC2019, Anokiwave will participate in the industry’s first O-RAN mmWave White-box hardware proof-of-concept demonstration of an open radio access network 5G radio unit (RU), working with other O-RAN alliance members. This demonstration will take place in the Xilinx booth in Hall 6, Stand 6M30.Anokiwave’s partner and turn-key solution provider, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, will host a NEXTech Lab Theater Session entitled “Intelligent Connectivity for a Data-Driven Future” where the growth and impact of intelligent connectivity to the semiconductor value chain will be discussed. Alastair Upton, Anokiwave Sr. VP of Business Development will participate in this panel session to be held Monday, February 25, 2019, at 1:30 pm in Hall 8.Anokiwave will also introduce its next generation of 5G ICs during MWC2019. As part of its strategy to enable mmWave 5G systems by commercializing planar active antennas with silicon core ICs, Anokiwave is planning to extend the 5G portfolio by offering full RF signal chain IC families at each mmW band. The system architecture behind the family will lead them into multiple architectures and all use cases from infrastructure to consumer equipment.Click here to see everything RF’s coverage of MWC 2019.last_img read more

First Single Box, Multi-Channel Oscilloscope for mm-Wave Measurements

first_imgKeysight has released the first single box multi-channel oscilloscope for wideband mm-Wave measurements. The UXR-Series Oscilloscopes deliver fast, affordable, coherent analysis for wideband measurements up to 110 GHz; accelerating the development of next-generation mmWave communications, satellite communications, and radar applications. In recent years, mmWave and RF technologies have pushed frequencies above 100 GHz, with wide bandwidth needs easily reaching tens of GHz. Technologies such as 802.11ay (WiGig), 802.11ad (gigabit wireless), satellite communications, radar, and 5G, have frequencies that reach well into the mmWave spectrum. Traditionally, measurements at these frequencies required a mixture of instruments and impairment causing down-converters or the need to purchase an expensive 1mm input oscilloscope with 80 to 110 GHz of bandwidth. Keysight’s mmWave Wideband Analyzer and UXR-Series oscilloscopes enable dynamic wideband analysis for frequencies of up to 110 GHz, and offers customers:A unique bandwidth pricing model that matches typical RF equipment, in which the price correlates with the analysis bandwidth needed – eliminating the need to purchase the full frequency range the oscilloscope hardware supports.The ability to configure optional 5 GHz or 10 GHz analysis bandwidth windows within and above the UXR’s natively licensed bandwidth – limited only by the hardware’s maximum supported frequency range.Hardware-accelerated DDC to decimate oscilloscope captures in real-time enabling deep captures exceeding several seconds of time and accelerating processing up to 100x faster than non-decimated measurements.Availability of >2 GHz of Digital Down Conversion (DDC) analysis bandwidth that can be used in conjunction with available mmWave frequency extension options to extend DDC accelerated frequency ranges as high as 110 GHz.Superior signal integrity with error vector magnitude (EVM) below 0.6 percent for 5G new radio (NR) FR2 tests and 1 percent for 802.11ay technologies, i.e. EVM measurements taken now reflect the true device under test (DUT) performance, without impairments caused by the noise of the measurement system. Keysight’s mmWave Wideband Analyzer and UXR-Series Oscilloscopes are available now, at a starting price of US $170,000. Click here for more information on this product series.last_img read more

Mourinho coy on Spurs’ attempt to sign Bale from Real Madrid

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho refused to confirm on Wednesday whether the north London club were in talks to re-sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.Bale’s agent said on Tuesday that both clubs and the Welsh winger’s camp were discussing a potential arrangement which would see the 31-year-old return to the English Premier League (EPL).Mourinho said he tried to sign the player who has spent seven years in Real Madrid when he was still a Spurs player.He said he tried to sign Bale when he was in charge of Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013.The Wales international was also regularly linked with a move to Manchester United when Mourinho was at the helm at Old Trafford.“Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player and I don’t talk about players from other clubs,” Mourinho told reporters ahead of Thursday’s Europa League qualifier against Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv.“It’s not my job to have contact with agents and I don’t want to comment. I don’t comment on hypothetical stuff.“I tried to sign him during my time at Real Madrid and the president followed my instinct and knowledge and the season I left, he brought Gareth to the club,”he said.Bale had said earlier this month that he would be open to a move back to the Premier League if Real Madrid sanctioned a transfer.Spurs have also been linked with Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon, with British media reporting the 23-year-old Spain international is set to make the switch for 30 million euros (35.62 million dollars).Mourinho said he has informed club chairman Daniel Levy about his transfer plans “three or four times” and that players could also leave Spurs before the transfer window closes on Oct. 5.“A squad is a puzzle and when a new signing completes the puzzle it’s great for the team,” the Portuguese manager added.“Three more weeks, the market is open both ways. I think in football you have to be always waiting for something to happen.“Let’s see what happens to us. I never liked to start the competition with an open transfer window,’’ he said.last_img read more

LaLiga players to return to club bases

first_imgPlayers from Spanish league clubs will be allowed to resume training today as Spain eases some of the lockdown measures that had been in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Government is allowing players to train individually at the clubs’ facilities while observing a series of safety measures pre-established by the league and local authorities.The league prepared a detailed four-phase training protocol that has already been distributed to clubs. Smaller group sessions and full squad sessions are likely to be allowed in the coming weeks.All players were expected to be tested for COVID-19 before resuming their training sessions.The Spanish league is expected to resume sometime in June. APlast_img

Gallery: Forever Sport celebration parade

first_imgThe youngsters took centre stage during the interval of Bristol Bears’ European Challenge Cup clash with Zebre. Forever Sport utilises the breadth of coaching expertise and experience available from the Bristol Sport stable of sports, their partner charities and external sporting bodies to provide a unique and comprehensive primary school physical education and sports coaching programme.Images courtesy of JMPUK.comlast_img

High school football: Parkway wins shootout over Lufkin

first_imgIn a game with more than 1,400 yards total offense, some big defensive plays helped the Parkway Panthers defeat the Lufkin, Texas, Panthers 69-54 in the Landers Dodge Battle on the Border on Saturday at Independence Stadium.In the second quarter, Johnathan Jones tipped and then intercepted a pass lying on his back at the Parkway 1. On the next play, Robert McKnight set a school record that will never be broken, running 99 yards up the middle for a touchdown. That gave Parkway a 28-21 lead. And even though the game was close all the way, Parkway stayed in front the rest of the game.With about eight minutes left in the game and Parkway leading 63-54, Jones made a diving interception at the Lufkin 35. Three plays later McKnight scored his third touchdown of the game on a 29-yard run.The issue was finally decided when Cordarious Moore sacked Kordell Rogers on fourth and 8 at the Lufkin 43. Parkway was able to run out the clock.“We felt like if we could ever stop them one time then we had a chance,” Parkway coach David Feaster said. “We felt like we couldn’t punt the ball ever. We didn’t know if we could stop them because they’re so good. So we’ve got a lot of respect for Lufkin beforehand and after the game. I’m very proud of the way our guys played and fought through that whole thing.”Parkway improved to 2-0. The Panthers host the Huntington Raiders (1-1), who lost to Captain Shreve 44-21 in Week 2, this Friday. Lufkin fell to 0-2.“They played with a bunch of class,” Feaster said of Lufkin. “They never got frustrated. They didn’t want to come over here and get beat. None of their kids got frustrated. Very impressed with Lufkin. They’re going to have a great year.”The offensive numbers in Saturday’s game were astounding. According to Parkway stats, the Panthers ran 79 plays and gained 826 yards. Lufkin ran 80 plays for 615 yards. Parkway scored 35 points in the first half and 34 in the second. Lufkin scored 27 in both halves.“Early in the fourth quarter, I was saying somebody’s about to cramp up,” Feaster said. “Either some of our studs or some of their studs have to get tired. They never did. “I thought we had an advantage there. Obviously we’ve got Terrace Marshall. We’ve got Robert McKnight and we have a lot of other guys too that can go. Nobody went down. They just kept going through. It was an amazing game.”Feaster said he didn’t leave too many plays in the playbook. Every game is important because of power rating points that determine playoff seedings and home-field advantage. Parkway lost to eventual 5A state champ Zachary on the road in last year’s 5A semifinals. “We had it loaded,” he said. “We saw the film. We knew they were good. It’s so important to play the semifinal game at home. Anything we could possibly come up with we had it loaded, but no, we didn’t spend it all. There’s some more.” Parkway junior quarterback Justin Rogers completed 24 of 36 passes for 388 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran 10 times for 30 yards. Rogers had a big two-point conversion run in the second half that allowed Parkway to maintain a two-score cushion.Junior wide receiver Marshall showed why he’s considered the top receiver in the nation by several recruiting websites in the Class of 2018. He caught seven passes for 233 yards and four touchdowns. One of those was from EJ Williams on an option 46-yard option pass in the fourth quarter. The other three covered 37, 54 and 73 yards. McKnight finished with 225 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns. He also caught seven passes for 83 yards.Chase Hill also had a great game. He scored on 35-yard run and caught a 5-yard touchdown pass with 20 seconds left in the first half. Parkway took a 35-27 lead into the lockerroom.Hill also made seven of nine extra-point kicks. One of his misses was after Parkway’s final TD.In addition to throwing a TD pass, Williams scored on a 9-yard pass from Rogers on Parkway’s opening drive of the game. He finished with seven catches for 68 yards. As good as Parkway’s offense was, Lufkin almost matched it. Kordell Rogers competed 27 of 37 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns. He also gave the Parkway defense fits with his scrambling ability.“I don’t think our defensive guys liked it much,” Feaster of the game’s offensive explosion. “I know our defensive coaches didn’t enjoy it. But we take it as a challenge. It’s awesome to be 2-0 and OK, now let’s go get better. We know we’re going to get better. We’ve got the right guys on defense. We’ve got the right coaches. We’re up against a really good team, and we’re going to play some really good teams in the playoffs if we get to that. So we know we’ve got to get better.”Parkway took the lead for good on McKnight’s 99-yard run. Lufkin answered the score but missed the PAT and Parkway led 28-27. Parkway led 35-34, 43-34 and 43-41. It became a one-score game again at 49-41 after Hill’s first PAT miss.Lufkin got within 49-47 with 2:08 left in the third quarter, but the Panthers stopped the two-point conversion attempt. Parkway got the nine-point cushion back at 56-47 on Marshall’s 73-yard TD catch.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? 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