Judge strikes mandatory minimum sentence in drug case involving Indigenous woman

first_imgAn Ontario judge has struck down a mandatory minimum sentence for a drug smuggling offence, ruling that two years in prison would be a “grossly disproportionate” punishment for an Indigenous single mother who ran away from home at age 13.Advocates welcoming the ruling say the case highlights the need to strike down dozens of mandatory minimums that remain in place despite contradicting Supreme Court guidelines for sentencing Indigenous offenders.Cheyenne Sharma, a 23-year-old single mother living in poverty at the time of her crime, was sentenced to 17 months in jail after pleading guilty to bringing under two kilograms of cocaine into Canada from Surinam in the lining of her suitcase.The mandatory minimum penalty of two years in prison would have violated Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Justice Casey Hill determined.“Reasonable and right-thinking Canadians fully informed of the offender’s particular circumstances and the nature of the sentencing function including the unique history of the Aboriginal peoples … (would) conclude that such a sentence would outrage standards of decency,” Hill wrote in his decision.The ruling means people convicted of importing more than one kilogram of a “Schedule I” drug — including cocaine and heroin — into Canada will no longer face the mandatory minimum sentence, said Jonathan Rudin, program director for Aboriginal Legal Services, which intervened on Sharma’s behalf in the case.But there are still many other mandatory minimum punishments in Canadian law contributing to the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in prisons, Rudin said, calling on the federal government to act on the issue.“The answer has to be that the federal government do what they said they were going to do and legislate away these mandatory minimums or legislate in an escape clause (for judges),” he said.Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the prime minister has called for a “broad review” of changes to the criminal justice system that have taken place over the past decade, including mandatory minimums.“The examination of mandatory minimum penalties is included in this review (and) that work is ongoing,” she said in a statement. “The courts have made it clear that mandatory minimum penalties present serious challenges from a constitutional perspective.”The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that when sentencing Indigenous offenders, judges must take into account that person’s individual circumstances and how they may have been affected by societal issues such as racism, poverty, substance abuse and “family or community breakdown.”These guidelines, referred to in law as the Gladue principles, force judges to recognize that Indigenous people do not always have the same access to justice as non-Indigenous Canadians, lawyer Josephine De Whytall said.In sentencing Sharma, Hill noted that her maternal grandmother was a survivor of the residential school system who became pregnant at age 15 and was involved in bootlegging and prostitution.When Sharma was five, her father was deported to Trinidad, where he was convicted of murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison, Hill wrote in his decision.Sharma ran away from home in her early teens and began drinking every day, Hill wrote. She said she was sexually assaulted as a teen, was working as a prostitute by age 15 and gave birth to her daughter at age 17, he wrote. Sharma has attempted suicide more than once, Hill wrote.Sharma was two months behind on rent and was facing eviction when the man she was dating said she could make $20,000 by picking up a suitcase in Surinam, Hill wrote. She agreed, afraid she and her two-year-old daughter would otherwise end up homeless, the judge noted.Normally, mandatory minimums don’t allow a judge any leeway to take that type of information into consideration, De Whytall said.“Rather, it’s an arbitrary recognition that anybody who does this (crime) must get this sentence, and that just doesn’t work for Indigenous people because there are so many complex societal issues at play,” she said.Mandatory sentences can only be eliminated on a case-by-case basis, through a long and costly legal process, Rudin said, noting that judges can only strike them down when a defendant successfully makes a charter challenge arguing the sentence would constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.”“The reality is that mandatory minimums have been falling fairly regularly across the country when they have been challenged,” he said. “But we can’t solve this by taking on each mandatory minimum one at a time.”Aboriginal Legal Services helped Sharma’s defence launch its Charter challenge, calling York University sociologist Carmela Murdocca as an expert witness to testify about the historical challenges faced by Indigenous people and the vulnerability and financial hardship experienced by many racialized women convicted of drug crimes.The entire case took over two years.Not all offenders can afford the time and resources these challenges require, Rudin said. In some cases, the time it would take to go through the process of challenging the minimum sentence is longer than the sentence itself, he said.There were 29 offences carrying a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment as of 2015, according to the Department of Justice, and several more that carry mandatory minimum punishments that do not include prison time.last_img read more


Celebrities Spotted At Project Green Music Lounge

first_imgA plethora of stars were spotted at the Project Green Music Lounge with Fortunate Angels at the Re:Treat during Sundance.Alicia Keys at SundanceCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsCharity Founders Kim Kreiss & Patrycja Siewert-Towns with Fortunate Angels invited Sundance celebrity guests to spread good Karma in the ” Honest Tea Honest Compliments” booth during Sundance Film Festival while being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight among other media outlets. Kim and Patrycja, Executive Producers of “Alive! Expo Green Pavilion & Project Green Music Lounge were pleased sponsor this RE:Treat along with Entertainment Tonight and MTV at Sundance 2013.Guests were invited to “Relax Pamper & Refresh” with Landis AVEDA Make Up & Hair Touch Up/Aromatherapy Candle Warmers Inc., Aubrey Organics Hand Massages, “Detox & Clarify” with Simply Rasberry Ketones aProvenProduct, Cultures For Health and treated to Verve Healthy Energy Drink.This event benefitted the children’s charity Project Green.Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Naomi Watts, Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Cera, Kristen Bell, Jane Lynch, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Tony Danza, Alfred Molina, Shailene Woodley, Mariel Hemingway, Tim Daly, Matthew McConaughey, Mathew Moon and Natalie Gelman among others were treated to the “Honest Tea VIP Gift Bag” that included: (Landis AVEDA), selection of plant-derived bodycare products; Simply Rasberry Ketones – aProvenProduct, says DR. OZ is a “Miracle in a bottle” weight loss aid; Aubrey Organics, natural hair & skin bodycare; Brush On Smile, Made in USA on-the-go teeth whitening pen; Candle Warmers Inc., flameless scented candles; Cultures For Health, real food lifestyle probiotic starter kit; Honest Tea, Honest Fizz zero calorie soda; Vemma, Verve Healthy Energy Drink balanced fast acting energy formula.Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more


Akhilesh files nomination from Azamgarh

first_imgAzamgarh (UP): Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday filed his nomination papers for the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat. The SP chief, accompanied by BSP national general secretary Satish Chandra Misra, arrived here this morning to a rousing reception by party workers who had gathered in large numbers. He later drove to the Collectorate to file his nomination papers as party supporters raised slogans outside. Coming out after filing his papers, Yadav said people will vote for the development works undertaken by his government here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The SP chief said Azamgarh is the ‘karambhoomi’ of ‘samajwadis’ and exuded confidence that the people will continue to repose their faith in him by giving him blessings and support. Akhilesh Yadav is seeking election from the seat won by his father Mulayam Singh Yadav in the 2014 elections and is pitted against Bhojpuri superstar Nirahua or Dinesh Lal Yadav of BJP. Mulayam Singh had won from Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 elections along with the Mainpuri seat, which he had represented thrice earlier in 1996, 2004 and 2009 but had retained Azamgarh. Polling in Azamgarh is slated for the sixth phase on May 12.last_img read more


New Book Aspects of Violence against Women in North Africa

Rabat – “Aspects of Violence against Women in North Africa” is the title of a new edited book led by the Morocco university researchers Moha Ennaji and Fatima Sadiqi.Published by the Isis Center for Women and Development in Fez with the support of the German Institute for Cultural Relations (IFA), this book, of 160 pages, deals with the causes and consequences of violence against women in the Maghreb.It includes ten chapters motivated by the growing interest in gender studies, and explores the various aspects of violence against women in Maghreb societies from a sociological and comparative perspective. The book focuses on the problem of violence with the aim to deconstruct its historical, cultural, religious, social, and political foundations. It shows that violence against women is a multi-faceted phenomenon in North Africa, where tradition, social norm, religion and politics blend in a highly patriarchal society.Participants in this publication reveal that gender-based violence varies from verbal threats, coercion, economic abuse, arbitrary deprivation of freedom, to physical violence. It can be caused by a husband, partner, family member or other persons. It may also include sexual harassment and abuse by persons such as employers, public authorities, teachers, etc.The book shows that violence against women and girls in the Maghreb, as in the rest of the world, has dramatic ramifications for families and communities, as it not only hinders women but it hampers productivity, reduces human capital, and undermines economic growth as well.The book also shows that the region has recently become a hotbed of violence against women, especially after the so-called “Arab Spring,” and that the victims of civil wars today are 70-80% civilians, mostly women.To combat violence against women, the authors recommend girls’ education, women’s economic independence and emancipation, and the continuing struggle against this scourge in collaboration with civil society and the media. They also recommend that states implement laws and policies capable of combating violence against women.Moroccan and international experts partook in the writing of this book, namely: Colette Apelian, Rachid Elouardi, Mohamed Yachoulti, Souad Belhorma, Aziza Ouguir, Driss Rhomari, Sanja Kelly, Oiafae Tribak, Moha Ennaji and Fatima Sadiqi read more


Human rights violations continue to be reported in Darfur say UN experts

24 September 2007Serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law by all sides in the Darfur conflict continue to be reported, a group of seven independent United Nations rights experts said today in an interim report on the situation in the war-wracked Sudanese region. The report of the Group of Experts on Darfur, presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, said they had received “excellent cooperation” from the Sudanese Government in their consultations and meetings since they issued their last report and recommendations in June.But the ultimate measure of the Government’s implementation of those recommendations would be a concrete improvement in the human rights situation in Darfur, they said. While they noted that Khartoum had partially implemented some recommendations, there was no indication so far “that a clear impact on the ground has been identified.”More than 200,000 people have been killed and at least 2.2 million others have been displaced from their homes since rebels began fighting Government forces and allied Janjaweed militia groups in 2003.In March this year, the Human Rights Council set up the Group of Experts to monitor the situation on the ground amid mounting international concern at armed attacks against civilians and humanitarian workers, the widespread destruction of villages and the lack of accountability for the perpetrators of gender-based violence against women and girls.The Group of Experts said it was not able yet to deliver a detailed assessment, which would have to wait until a complete report can be delivered to the Council in December.The experts called on the Government to continue its efforts to implement the recommendations, such as by tackling impunity and by ensuring that all allegations of human rights violations are duly investigated and any perpetrators brought to justice.They also urged all parties to the Darfur conflict to end violence against civilians, particularly women, children, internally displaced persons (IDPs), people with disabilities and humanitarian workers.The Group is chaired by Sima Samar, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Sudan, and its Rapporteur is Walter Kälin, the Secretary-General’s Representative on human rights of IDPs. Mr. Kälin presented today’s interim report to the Council.The other members of the Group are: the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for children and armed conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy; the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Philip Alston; the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on the situation of human rights defenders, Hina Jilani; the Special Rapporteur on the question of torture, Manfred Nowak; and the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Yakin Ertürk. read more


AP EXCLUSIVE Kodak CEO says company poised to succeed after emergence from

AP EXCLUSIVE: Kodak CEO says company poised to succeed after emergence from Chapter 11 by Bree Fowler, The Associated Press Posted Sep 4, 2013 12:40 am MDT ROCHESTER, N.Y. – You can feel the spirit of George Eastman in Antonio Perez’s office.A picture of Eastman, who founded Kodak in 1880, sits among the current CEO’s collection of family photos. The outer areas of Perez’s office, built and first inhabited by Eastman about a century ago, include some of Kodak’s Oscar and Emmy awards, along with a collection of historic photos. A large portrait of Eastman, who died in 1932, hangs near the entrance.Perez’s surroundings serve as a constant reminder of Kodak’s hallowed history in the print and movie film industries — and of the pressure he is under to revive the ailing company.Kodak emerged from bankruptcy protection Tuesday vastly different from the company of old. Gone are the cameras and film that made it famous. The company hopes to replace them with new technologies such as touch screens for smartphones and smart packaging embedded with sensors. Over Perez’s desk hang pictures depicting Kodak’s future — including one of the company’s ultra-fast commercial inkjet printer, the Prosper Press.“Look for a case of a company that had to go through this kind of excruciating restructuring and kept innovating,” Perez said. “It just doesn’t happen, but we’ve done it.”Kodak said its old stock is cancelled as of Tuesday. Creditors are getting stock in the restructured company.The week before Kodak exited Chapter 11 protections, Perez sat down with The Associated Press for a rare 90-minute interview. He spoke candidly about Kodak’s restructuring and laid out his vision for what lies ahead.—THE DECLINEEastman Kodak Co., credited with popularizing photography at the start of the 20th century, started to struggle toward the end of the century, first with Japanese competition and later when it failed to react quickly enough to the shift from film to digital photography.Perez was appointed CEO in 2005. Under his leadership, the Rochester, New York, company had restructured its money-losing film business by 2007. The company closed 13 factories, shuttered 130 film-processing labs and eliminated 50,000 workers around the world at a cost of about $3.4 billion.Kodak expected demand for film to decline, but gradually. The company anticipated that new demand from emerging markets such as China would offset some of the decline in the United States. But Perez said Chinese consumers opted for smartphones instead of cameras, and demand for film plummeted.Meanwhile, the economic collapse of 2008 and the resulting plunge in interest rates left some of the company’s pension obligations underfunded. It was those obligations, along with other legacy costs, that Perez said eventually resulted in the January 2012 bankruptcy filing.Revenue dropped from about $13.3 billion in 2003 to $6 billion in 2011.Under court oversight, Kodak continued to shed costs in the form of businesses, facilities and workers. It shut down its consumer camera business and sold off an online photo service. It spun off its personal and document imaging businesses to its pension plan and sold off many of its patents. It took its name off the theatre that hosts the Academy Awards each year. In fact, much of Kodak is gone except for its commercial and packaging printing businesses. The company will emerge with about 8,500 employees, just a fraction of the 145,000 it had at its peak in the 1980s. Revenue is expected to total $2.7 billion this year.—NEW BUSINESSESPerez said that by slimming down, Kodak is able to focus research and development on businesses the company sees as more profitable.The restructured company’s operations are split between a trio of businesses: packaging, graphic communications and functional printing. All three are rooted in Kodak’s commercial printing technology.Kodak scientists created printers, inks and other materials designed to improve resolution, while also increasing the variety of surfaces that can be printed on. In doing so, it has boosted printing speed and lowered costs for customers.Kodak executives point to the Prosper Press as one of the best examples of its printing technology at work.Bill Schweinfurth, Kodak’s manager for inkjet components, said publishers have favoured offset printing over inkjet for years because of its lower per-page cost and superior image quality. Offset printing uses metal plates to create an image, whereas inkjet printing uses tiny nozzles to spray ink. Offset printing is most cost effective for large printing runs, good for things such as newspapers and popular novels. It’s also considerably faster.For smaller runs, publishers were forced to use inkjet printers, which had a much higher per-page cost and didn’t offer the same level of quality. Schweinfurth said the Prosper Press, which Kodak launched in 2010, changed all that. It’s inkjet technology that offers cost, quality and speed comparable to offset printing.Kodak’s Prosper Presses contain more than 100,000 computer-controlled inkjet nozzles that spray special Kodak-made ink that allows for crisp resolution. Meanwhile, cameras and software monitor the print process, looking for defects. The presses can reach speeds of up to 650 feet of paper per minute.Kodak won’t say how many of the presses it has sold, but said the real money is in the consumable products, like ink, that it sells to go with them.The presses are also useful when it comes to customizing publications, something offset presses can’t do.Christian Schamberger, president of Mercury Print Productions Inc., said the customization capabilities are a big reason why his company made Prosper Presses a key part of its operations.Mercury, also based in Rochester, contracts with major educational publishers to print textbooks ranging from the elementary to college level. The company uses Kodak technology for about 75 per cent of its production. Schamberger said that because educational requirements vary between states, and in some cases between school districts, textbooks need to be customized. That reduces the number of each version ordered and makes production on the Prosper Press more practical than offset printing.Although inkjet printing is on the rise, the company said it continues to invest in technologies for offset printing, including new processes that reduce costs and environmental impact.It also sees great potential for its printing technology in the rapidly growing packaging industry. Douglas Edwards, Kodak’s president for digital printing and enterprise, said that while the publishing industry may be in decline amid a shift toward online publications, “there’s no electronic substitution for packaging.” Edwards said Kodak’s technologies make it cheaper and easier to print high-resolution images on everything from cardboard to plastic and cans.Randy Ottinger, a former technology and banking industry executive, noted that although Kodak faces tough competition, its competitors face many of the same challenges.Ottinger, who now serves as an executive vice-president at the business advisory firm Kotter International, said the old company was hurt by its complacency. He said the new Kodak needs to put innovation above short-term profits and be willing to shake itself up to make itself relevant.—NEW APPLICATIONSPart of Kodak’s restructuring has been a move away from manufacturing all of its products by itself. The company now focuses on what it does best and looks for partners to help with the rest, Perez said.Brad Kruchten, a 30-year veteran of Kodak and now its president for graphics, entertainment and commercial films, gave this example of how the company once did everything itself: When he ran its Colorado office years ago, there were cows grazing on its property because the company used them to make gelatin for film production. It also grew its own corn to feed the cows.“Now we just look at what we know how to do and invest in that,” Kruchten said.One of the company’s biggest projects in development is a cheaper touch screen for smartphones and tablets. Touch screens currently work through the use of a very rare, but transparent, metal called indium that’s laid out in a grid pattern applied to a thin sheet of glass. Kodak wants to use its printing capabilities to lay out super-thin lines of metals like copper and silver, which can be more effective than indium and cheaper to obtain. The new technology could also allow the screens to be flexible and foldable, allowing them to be installed on a host of new objects.Although the technology is still being developed, a production facility is under construction. Kodak has reached deals with undisclosed electronics makers and expects to begin production of the screens by the end of this year.Meanwhile, Kodak wants to use the same technology to eventually create smart packaging, which could include sensors that, for instance, tell consumers if a bag of food had been out of the refrigerator too long.Todd Watkins, who worked for Kodak in the 1980s and now serves as an economics professor at Lehigh University, said that for the new Kodak to survive, it will need to find a way to stand out in a fiercely competitive market where companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and Xerox Corp. are already entrenched and struggling with problems of their own.Even as some of Kodak’s technology, like the new touch screens, has potential, Watkins said, it remains to be seen whether the company can transfer that into profits.“It’s cool, absolutely, but is it a business? That’s the question,” Watkins said.Ari Zoldan, CEO of Quantum Networks Inc. and a technology analyst and entrepreneur, was more skeptical about Kodak’s ability to compete in commercial printing.He said that while Kodak symbolized the gold standard in the printing industry for many years, it failed to evolve with the times. He said its competitors now have too strong of a hold on the market. But he said Kodak’s research and development capabilities are very strong, so the company could succeed if it can quickly focus itself on just a few niche areas.“Can they hang their hat on these technologies?” Zoldan asked. “It’s a long shot. By no stretch of the imagination is it a slam dunk.”—NEW BEGINNINGSPerez said he’s confident that Kodak’s post-bankruptcy balance sheet, combined with its new focus and technologies, will set the company up for financial success in the years to come.As for region’s future, Sandra Parker, president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance, said that the city is no longer dependent on Kodak. In the years since the company began cutting jobs, Rochester’s workforce has diversified.Kodak now employs about 3,500 workers in the Rochester area, just a fraction of 60,000 it had in its heyday of the 1980s. The University of Rochester has replaced Kodak as the area’s top employer, Parker said. The Business Alliance’s top priority is finding a way to fill Kodak’s massive Eastman Business Park. Although Kodak still does some manufacturing there, it has also opened the space up to other companies and is now about two-thirds full with more than 40 tenants.Meanwhile, Perez is preparing to step down. He’ll give up the CEO job sometime in the next year once a replacement is found. He plans to remain as an adviser.In recent years, Perez has faced considerable criticism for Kodak’s decline in value and lost jobs. But he brushed it off saying, “I have a very high threshold for the opinions of the uninformed.”Perez said the time is right for him to leave the company. He remains proud of how Kodak has continued to innovate, despite its financial hardships, he said.“I love this company. I Iove what we have done,” Perez said. “But now it’s time.”___Follow Bree Fowler on Twitter at https://twitter.com/APBreeFowler AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more


Despite downturn Auspice Capital founder says rebound describes oil in 2016

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email (File Photo) by Posted Dec 27, 2016 8:15 am MDT Despite downturn, Auspice Capital founder says ‘rebound’ describes oil in 2016 The founder of Auspice Capital says when it comes to describing the state oil prices in the past year, ‘rebound’ best sums it up.Tim Pickering said while the price of crude hit a low of $26.00 U.S. a barrel for West Texas Intermediate back on January 20th, today that price is closer to $52.“Demand is strong for energy, we are making positive headway in terms of pipelines, they don’t happen immediately, but the effort has started,” he said. “The supply-demand balance has come back into line to some degree.”The price increase also means Canadian producers are also receiving more for their product, rising from $16 U.S. a barrel to $38.“It really is one of the most incredible commodities, because remember it’s the cleanest burning fossil fuel, so the need for natural gas is not going to go away for many lifetimes and the good part of that is, there’s lots of it.”Pickering is also very bullish about where oil prices are headed, suggesting they could hit $100.00 in the next five years.However, he doubts rising prices will lead to a hiring boom anytime soon, adopting a cautious approach to future investment and growth. read more


Syllas effort lifts NC AT over Central Connecticut 7260

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ibrahim Sylla’s tossed in a career-high 20 points, tied his career best with four blocked shots and added seven rebounds to power North Carolina A&T to a 72-60 victory over Central Connecticut on Thursday night.Sylla knocked down 8 of 10 shots from the floor to help the Aggies (2-5) shoot 46 per cent on the night (24 of 52). Quavius Copeland sank 4 of 8 shots from 3-point range and scored 16, Kameron Langley had eight assists and Milik Gantz chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds and five steals.The Blue Devils (4-4), who trailed 33-25 at halftime, pulled within 39-35 on a Jamir Coleman layup with 16:36 remaining to play. But Sylla had baskets to begin and end a 14-2 run to push the N.C. A&T lead to 53-37 with 13:34 left. The Aggies’ lead stayed in double digits from there.Joe Hugley paced Central Connecticut with 18 points and 11 rebounds for his second career double-double, but he made just 5 of 15 shots from the floor — 2 of 9 from distance — as the Blue Devils shot 31 per cent (18 of 58). Ian Krishnan scored 14 on 4-of-17 shooting.The Associated Press read more


Ohio State mens soccer beats rival Michigan in 1st round of Big

Michigan senior midfielder Tyler Anderson (23) dribbles as OSU senior midfielder Yianni Sarris (6) pursues during a Nov. 9 match at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 1-0. Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternFor the second time in five days, the Ohio State men’s soccer team bested its rival, this time to keep its season alive.OSU (9-6-4, 5-3-0) returned home to defeat Michigan (6-9-3, 3-3-2) in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten tournament, 1-0, on Sunday.The victory came less than a week after the Buckeyes beat Michigan, 2-1, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to close the regular season.“I think we were just all really focused and really hungry to defend our home turf, and beat Michigan again twice in five days, obviously that was a really difficult task, but we embraced it and we ran with that,” redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov added.For the second consecutive game against the Wolverines, it was sophomore forward Danny Jensen who opened the scoring in the first half. The sophomore directed a header in front of the box off a high feed from senior midfielder Max Moller and deposited it into the corner of the net.“We knew exactly what they had, on the counter that they know exactly what we had,” Jensen said.The goal was Jensen’s fifth of the year, including his fourth in OSU’s last five games. However, Jensen said he is not the one responsible for the recent success.“My teammates are putting me in the right positions,” he said. “I’m not really doing too much. I just have to be in the right positions by moving a few yards, and they’re putting the ball on my head, on my foot.”Michigan appeared to tie the game with a header that got past Ivanov late in the first half, but the equalizer was waved off because of an offsides call.As a result, the first half came to a close with the Buckeyes holding a 1-0 lead. Michigan led in shots at the half, however, 5-3.But OSU turned that trend around to begin the latter half. In the first 30 minutes of the second half, the Buckeyes only allowed Michigan to get two shots off as they played a defensive, conservative style.“It was crucial that we kept focus and maintained our lead, and I think everyone just did really well to stay on the same page,” Ivanov said.Despite Michigan’s desperate search for the equalizer, the Buckeyes’ defense held strong, controlling possession for much of the second half and holding Michigan to only one shot on goal.“It was a great shutout today more than anything,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “We talked about at halftime, if we defended well, then we’ve already got the game won. If you don’t let them score, we won the game already, and I think that mindset helped.”It was the second-consecutive chippy game between the rivals. After 20 fouls were whistled in Wednesday’s contest, 37 were assessed Sunday – including two yellow cards in the final minute.“It’s an important game, they’re fighting for their season, we’re fighting for their season. It’s a rivalry, too,” Ivanov said about the number of fouls. “It’s always tough playing against Michigan, it’s pretty physical and demanding on the body.” Ivanov’s shutout was his seventh of the season and 15th of his collegiate career.Shortly after the game, Indiana defeated Northwestern in a penalty kick shootout to advance to the semifinals to meet the Buckeyes. OSU fell to Indiana on Oct. 12, 2-1.In College Park, Md., No. 1-seeded Maryland defeated Rutgers, 2-0, to earn the right to host the semifinals and championship as the highest remaining seed.Of the three other teams remaining in the tournament, OSU is 1-2-0 this season, allowing a combined five goals.However, Jensen said it would not be easy for future opponents to score many goals against the late-season iteration of the OSU defense.“Any team that is going to have to beat us, they’re going to have to score some great goals or we’re going to have to get unlucky, because we’re playing really well right now,” he said.OSU is set to travel to College Park, Md., to take on sixth-seeded Indiana in the semifinals Friday. That game is scheduled to kick off at 3:40 p.m. read more


Gardener using mobile phone while on lawnmower thought to be first person

Heftier fines and penalty point endorsements were introduced, meaning that new drivers could face an immediate driving ban.Motorists who are caught are liable to pay a fine of £200 or have six penalty points placed on their licence.Around 1,200 drivers have been disqualified since the introduction of these stricter penalties.Neil Smith, Imperial Cars’ operations director said: “Breaking the habit of touching your phone whilst in the driver’s seat can be challenging, especially with the technological advancements that come as standard on most mobile phones, but the risks you impose on both yourself and others when distracted behind the wheel are really not worth it. Unfortunately, the number of drivers still opting to ignore the law is scarily high.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It has been illegal for a motorist to use a mobile phone while driving since 2003.This includes handling the device, sending a text or following a map, even when the car is waiting at a set of traffic lights, as the engine is still running.In 2017, stricter phone driving laws came into force in a bid to deter people from breaking the rules. The tweet from Welsh police identifying the lawnmower and the incident  The tweet from Welsh police identifying the lawnmower and the incident Credit: Wales News Service A gardener is thought to have become the first person in Britain to be charged with using a mobile while operating a lawn-mower after being stopped outside a police station.The 47-year-old council gardener faces a fine of £200 and six penalty points if he is found guilty of using his phone at the traffic lights outside of police station in Ely, Cardiff on Tuesday.The man was followed by South Wales Police officers who spotted him allegedly using his mobile while driving along Cowbridge Road West.Cardiff Council confirmed that he was a member of council staff and that he could face disciplinary action at a later date.It added: “The council will be following up this matter in line with council policy and procedure.”Accused of illegally using a phone at the wheel on a public road, the gardener is to appear at a a magistrates court later this month. read more


Donald Trump visit Queen welcomes President Trump at State Banquet

Donald Trump praises ‘remarkable’ Queen in state banquet speechUS President says ‘big Trade Deal is possible once U.K. gets rid of the shackles’May-Trump private meeting called off Labour facing hypocrisy claims as MPs lead protestTories hint at Huawei climbdown ahead of Trump visitThe Queen has praised the enduring alliance between the UK and US, as President Trump called her Majesty “the spirit of dignity, duty, and patriotism that beats proudly in every British heart.”Mr Trump and the First Lady Melania were greeted by the monarch at Buckingham Palace on the first day of their three-day state visit. The ceremonial welcome, which included a private lunch and a guided tour of the Royal Collection, was played out against a fiery backdrop after Mr Trump and London Mayor Sadiq Khan had traded blows.The president wasted no time in getting his state visit started, unleashing a flurry of tweets criticising London Mayor Sadiq Khan before Air Force One had even touched down.Tweeting while still in the air over Stansted Airport, he called Mr Khan a “stone cold loser”, saying he had done a “terrible job” as mayor after the mayor on Sunday described the president as “just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat” and compared the language he has used to that of the “fascists of the 20th century”.But The president’s mood appeared to mellow over the day, and this evening he said: “London part of trip is going really well. The Queen and the entire Royal family have been fantastic. The relationship with the United Kingdom is very strong.He added that “a big trade deal is possible once U.K gets rid of the shackles” of the EU. “Haven’t seen any protests yet, but I’m sure the Fake News will be working hard to find them. Great love all around,” he said.Last night, at a state banquet, The Queen said: “Mr President, as we look to the future, I am confident that our common values and shared interests will continue to unite us.”Tonight we celebrate an alliance that has helped to ensure the safety and prosperity of both our peoples for decades, and which I believe will endure for many years to come.”President Trump lavished praise on The Queen, saying: “This evening, we thank God for the brave sons of the United Kingdom and the United States who defeated the Nazis and the Nazi regime and liberated millions from tyranny.”The bond between our nations was forever sealed in that great crusade.”As we honour our shared victory and heritage, we affirm the common values that will unite us long into future – freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, the rule of law and reverence for the rights given to us by almighty God.”From the Second World War to today, Her Majesty has stood as a constant symbol of these priceless traditions.”She has embodied the spirit of dignity, duty, and patriotism that beats proudly in every British heart.”On behalf of all Americans, I offer a toast to the eternal friendship of our people, the vitality of our nations and to the long-cherished and truly remarkable reign of Her Majesty, the Queen. Thank you.” 12:18PMIvanka peers out of Buckingham Palace window 4:12PMTrump heads to Clarence house for tea with Prince Charles  3:58PMHarry shows Ivanka around Buckingham Palace His grandmother was always a huge fan of the guards, watching Trooping the Colour every year, and Joshua chose against a sporting career to join the Grenadier Guards to make his granny proud as well as to serve his country – a lifelong ambition for him. Another instantly recognisable guardsman on parade on Monday with an impressive handlebar moustache is Guardsman Robert Spilling who was born in St Louis, Missouri to an English father and American mother. Having finished school he enlisted in the US Army. On completion of training Robert Spilling was assigned to 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Having passed Air Assault School, Robert was then deployed to Afghanistan as a Specialist, performing duties as a forward artillery observer and as part of a force protection team, working alongside British forces and looking after American advisors. On return from this seven month deployment, he was promoted to Sergeant.At the end of his US Army contract, he chose not to re-enlist, choosing instead to pursue a career in the British Army. Joining the Grenadier Guards in June 2018, Guardsman Spilling was sent  to Nijmegen Company in order to learn his role as an Infantryman and as a Guardsman.He has already been selected to attend a junior non-commissioned officers course, which will see him promote to Lance Corporal should he pass. Mrs May will first welcome Mr Trump and the First Lady on the steps of Downing Street on Tuesday, before posing for photographs inside. Mr Trump and the Prime Minister will then host a joint press conference, and will go on to a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, where Winston Churchill helped mastermind the Second World War effort.They will be joined by historians, a Downing Street spokesperson said. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said it was “always going to be the case” that the meeting in the Cabinet Room at Number 10 would involve the delegations.”These are always how the discussions take place with any leader,” the spokesman said, adding there was “nothing unusual here”. The spokesman insisted the two leaders would have time for informal private talks during Mr Trump’s visit. “You can see the events they are at, you can see the fact she is providing him with a tour of the Churchill War Rooms, I would expect them to be having discussions with just the two of them.”Asked whether Mr Trump did not want to meet Mrs May for a one-to-one, her official spokesman said: “I’m sure the answer to that is no.” Downing Street said the US President’s spat with London Mayor Sadiq Khan was a matter for them.And the Prime Minister’s spokesman would not be drawn on Theresa May’s response to Donald Trump’s pre-visit interviews criticising her Brexit policy, backing Boris Johnson and praising Nigel Farage. “The president was asked a series of questions and he chose to answer them,” the spokesman said. Asked whether Brexit Party leader Mr Farage should join the negotiations with Brussels, the spokesman said: “The next phase of Brexit negotiations will be conducted by somebody else, not by the Prime Minister. “It will be for them to seek a way forward.” She said: “I think it is important to speak up against what is wrong. I believe that is my right, my obligation, to speak up for our British values of freedom, democracy, equality, tolerance and respect for all religions, which is completely what Trump is against.”Police were forced to step in after Pro-Trump activists carrying British and US flags began a heated row with a member of the public. 11:56AMTrump tweets from the air – again! 11:00PMOn the agenda for tomorrow 9:24AMWhat makes up Trump’s 17-vehicle motorcade? The Trump blimp 7:43PMWhile we wait for The president to leave Winfield House Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump walk to a joint news conference at Chequers, the official country residence of the Prime Minister, near Aylesbury, last yearCredit:Hannah McKay/Reuters The President and First Lady have returned to Buckingham Palace from Clarence House, and are now in Marine One on their way to Winfield House.They will have a couple of hours to rest and relax after an incredibly busy day so far.They landed just before 9am at Stansted and have visited Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Clarence House and Winfield House.The rest of the First family are staying in the Corinthia Hotel, which has proved a logistical headache for the American secret service. They’ve tweeted a photo of one of their agents on the lawn at Buckingham Palace. Secret not quite the operative word. Secret Service Agents provide protection to President Trump during his visit to Buckingham Palace. pic.twitter.com/mE6UvuA4O8— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) June 3, 2019 Standing at the grave, the president touched his hand on the wreath and kept his eyes closed during the prayer. 12:31PMQueen shakes hands warmly with President US flags have joined their British counterparts along the length of The Mall, but, as yet, there are no signs of any protesters ahear of Donald Trump’s arrival in London pic.twitter.com/cIk169WX40— Jack Hardy (@JackHardy9) June 3, 2019 With the US leader’s Scottish heritage, a bolt of Harris tweed was pointed out to him and the monarch rubbed her fingers to indicate its soft texture.At one point Mr Trump looked up and smiled at the gathered media.The Duke of Sussex, who was at the lunch, entered the room alongside Ivanka Trump.The Duke of York was also there and spent time showing Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner the displays.Meanwhile, Prince Harry stayed mainly at the far end of the room chatting to the Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household Earl Peel. Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive through the East Gallery for a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace Queen Elizabeth II laughs with US President Donald TrumpCredit: Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP 4:58PMTime to relax He thanks the Queen for her kind hospitality and then causes a ripple of laughter when he also thanks her for the good weather.President Trump pays tribute to Prince Philip’s service in the navy in WWII.He talks about the Queen’s father, King George VI, who gave a rousing speech during the war.The Queen, according to Trump, embodies freedom, sovereignty, self determination and the rule of law.He too proposes a toast to “the truly remarkable reign of Her Majesty the Queen” who has a beaming grin.Mr Trump appeared to breach accepted royal protocol by touching the Queen on the back as she rose for his toast.Mr Trump briefly and gently put his left hand out behind the monarch.The Queen seemed unperturbed. Mr Trump had just delivered a glowing tribute to his host.God Save the Queen is played and the guests sit down to eat. Prince Andrew, Duke of York (left) with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior Prime Minister Theresa May (L) walks with Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge  Big problems here for Labour…Jeremy Corbyn is leader of HM Opposition, which comes with a big salary and other trinkets.He is meant to lead a Government-in-waiting in Parliament.He is no longer a backbench MP who can speak at anti-Trump rallies.That is the theory, anyway.— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) June 3, 2019 The awkward handshake 10:02AM’Carnival of resistance’ expected in Westminster Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was one of the first people Donald Trump talked to on British soil, and there was only one man on the president’s mind – London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Mr Hunt said: “He shared his strong feelings about the Mayor of London,” when asked what they talked about. Although the Tory leadership hopeful would not divulge the exact details of what was said, he said it was consistent with the language he used in his tweets about Mr Khan. The Foreign Secretary continued: “The president does what the president does but let’s ask why he was so angry when he did that tweet and I think the very simple reason is he’s been shown great discourtesy.”What I would say is for Sadiq Khan and the Labour Party to be boycotting the state visit of the President of the United States, who has been invited here not by Theresa May but by Her Majesty the Queen to celebrate a relationship that goes back centuries but just 75 years ago saw a million American servicemen on our soil land ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for our liberty, is I’m afraid, virtue-signalling of the worst kind.”Mr Hunt told the BBC it was “disgraceful” to boycott the visit given the timing, and said the world is looking at the US and the UK as the “guardians of democracy”, and that the visit should “go beyond politics”. May 2016Before Mr Trump was elected as US president, he and Mr Khan were involved in another public row.The then presidential candidate had previously called for Muslims to be banned from the US, but after the election of Mr Khan as mayor, said he would make an exception for him.In response, Mr Khan, who is a Muslim, said he is “not exceptional”, adding that the views of Mr Trump and his advisers on Islam are “ignorant” and invited him to come and meet moderate Muslims.He added: “The vast, vast, vast majority of Muslims are law-abiding and peaceful (and) unequivocally condemn these acts of terror committed by a small number of people using the name of Islam to justify their nihilistic actions.”Hitting back during an interview, Mr Trump branded the statements from the Labour politician as “very rude” and “very nasty”, and challenged him to an IQ test. Russia has informed us that they have removed most of their people from Venezuela.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019 9:47AMSadiq Khan responds to being called ‘stone cold loser’ You could forgive the Foreign Secretary for getting over-excited having just greeted the President and his wife to the UK ahead of their state visit. He tweeted of his pride at greeting the couple, but accidentally tagged the wrong Melania Trump account in the message. Instead of mentioning the @FLOTUS account, he instead decided to use the @MelaniaTrump account, which hasn’t been active since January 2018.  The Queen greets Donald Trump with what looks like a fist-bump at first glance 11:57AMNo formal May-Trump meeting expected 12:42PMNational anthems played at Buckingham Palace ☕ Tea at @ClarenceHouse with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.👑 State banquet at Buckingham Palace. Expect gowns, tiaras, and the Royal Family (sans Sussexes 🤱🏻) out in force.📜 Speeches from the Queen and Mr Trump#USStateVisit— Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) June 3, 2019 8:35PMWho has been invited to the state banquet? The Queen joined by Donald Trump and Melania, Prince Charles and Camilla 11:37AMPolice officers on Buckingham Palace roof  All the pomp and pageantry a visiting president could wish for. This picture is from ITV’s Chris Ship. Donald Trump will not hold formal one-to-one talks with the Prime Minister during his State visit, Downing Street have confirmed, reports Political Correspondent Harry Yorke.  Theresa May will hold a series of meetings with the the US President on Tuesday, including a round table with business leaders and a separate discussion where they will be joined by their two delegations. On both occasions, the two leaders will joined by their delegations of senior officials and ministers. However, the schedule for the visit does not include time for the two leaders to meet on their own. Instead, Mr Trump and Mrs May will host a round table with business leaders, which will be attended by the Chancellor Philip Hammond and the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox.They will also hold a bilateral meeting in Downing Street, where they will be joined by their two delegations and Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary. Downing Street insisted it was normal for meetings between the two leaders to take place with their delegations. Ivanka Trump and Prince Harry view displays of US items of the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace  7:59PMPresident Trump arrives at Buckingham Palace China is subsidizing its product in order that it can continue to be sold in the USA. Many firms are leaving China for other countries, including the United States, in order to avoid paying the Tariffs. No visible increase in costs or inflation, but U.S. is taking Billions!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019 Prince Charles held court inside Clarence House as he and the Duchess of Cambridge posed for photographs with the President and First Lady.Upon entering the room, Prince Charles picked up a flashbulb that had been dropped by an American photographer and exclaimed that it looked like an ice cream.Mr and Mrs Trump shook hands with officials including the Queen’s equerry and Michael Vernon, controller at the Lord Chamberlain’s Office. 3:04PMTrump on the move to Westminster Abbey 3:14PMTrump given Churchill book as gift by Queen Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Buckingham Palace by our Royal Correspondent @Hannah_Furness.As God Save The Queen plays out, Donald Trump and the First Lady can be seen on the terrace alongside The Queen, The Prince Of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. pic.twitter.com/uQu2r7PQsK— Gareth Davies (@GD10) June 3, 2019 5:13PMJeremy Corbyn to attend anti-Trump protest President Trump paying tribute to Her Majesty the Queen. Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at the state banquet with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump joined them for a formal photocall. Ivanka Trump looks out of the windowCredit:Chris Jackson Ahead of the State Banquet tonight, President Trump has been back on Twitter, speaking about Russia, Venezuela and Mexico.  Donald Trump’s hands may have been tired from launching social media grenades all morning, so you could forgive him for not quite getting to grips with The Queen’s handshake. At first glance, it looks as though the US President and Her Majesty are exchanging fist-bumps – perhaps a nod to the Cricket World Cup. Prime Minister Theresa May walks with Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Credit:Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP Donald Trump and Nigel Farage pictured in FebruaryCredit:Shealah Craighead/White House President Donald Trump inspect the Guard of Honour at Buckingham Palace The president is enjoying himself.He has addressed the Royal Family, protesters, the Fake News Media and a post-Brexit trade deal in two quick-fire tweets. Proud to be at Stansted this morning to greet @realDonaldTrump & @MELANIATRUMP as they arrive in the UK. Hugely exciting few days ahead celebrating our great friendship & honouring those who fought side by side to defend freedom from tyranny #USStateVisit pic.twitter.com/VBTkpU5saw— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) June 3, 2019 Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party, tweeted: “As Trump arrives in the UK for his thee-day visit, he comes offering a trade deal if we need one, but also American’s hand of friendship.”As the democratically elected leader of the free world, we should extend to him a welcome that befits the status of his office and great country.” Pro-Trump activists have begun launching a volley of abuse at the TV broadcasters opposite Buckingham Palace pic.twitter.com/fPbN2OSaC5— Jack Hardy (@JackHardy9) June 3, 2019 11:45AMTrump’s Twitter keeps delivering Protests outside Buckingham Palace were notably muted as Donald Trump arrived for his reception with the Queen, despite fears of widespread disruption, reports news reporter Jack Hardy.However, Hada Moreno, 46, travelled from Oxford so she could hold up a placard reading: “Love the good American people. Hate Trumpism”. 8:57PMThe Queen’s speech 10:45AMJeremy Hunt accidentally tags wrong Melania account in tweet Responding to Mr Trump’s tweets about the Mayor of London, Labour MP Yvette Cooper tweeted: “So appalled Theresa May has given this man a red carpeted platform to do this.”Doesn’t help Britain to be lavishing pomp on a President so determined to be divisive, childish and destructive. Doesn’t help US or world to be gifting him a whole load of Royal photo ops to use next year.”  Anti-Trump demonstrators hold placards as they protest outside of Buckingham Palace The Trump blimpCredit:Andrew Yates/Reuters As a sign of good faith, Mexico should immediately stop the flow of people and drugs through their country and to our Southern Border. They can do it if they want!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019 Prince Andrew, Duke of York (left) with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Grave of the Unknown WarriorCredit:Chris Jackson 5:41PMThe secrets to the First Couple’s grooming routines Another Trump supporter hit out at the critics of the US President, suggesting it was “disrespectful” during his state visit, reports Jack Hardy. Neil Clark, a 39-year-old retail worker from Woolwich, south London, said outside Buckingham Palace: “I’m a massive fan of Trump – great guy, doing great things in the US. I like his charisma and energy and the passion of his.”Asked about the criticism of Mr Trump, the supporter, also wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat said: “To be honest, I think it’s disrespectful. The majority of people here are here to welcome the President of the US. “I think it’s quite shameful that Sadiq Khan is encouraging this.” On his tweets about Mr Khan, he added: “I think it’s justified, the way that Sadiq Khan has talked about him and it’s quite disrespectful.” .@realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS have arrived at Clarence House to have tea with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.#TrumpUKVisit Latest on the #statevisit here: https://t.co/MhzhR1kZQx pic.twitter.com/GZPPhoROe0— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 3, 2019 The president and his wife flew in on Marine One slightly behind schedule.Our reporter on the ground captured his arrival. 9:17AMThe expected controversy surrounding the state visit Hada Moreno from Oxford The first anthem played by the band was the US anthem. Both Donald and Melania Trump held their right hands across their chests as the music played. Mr Trump then inspected the guard of honour, before God Save The Queen was played.  ….Fake News will be working hard to find them. Great love all around. Also, big Trade Deal is possible once U.K. gets rid of the shackles. Already starting to talk!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019 And Ivanka Trump, advisor to her father on job creation and economic empowerment, workforce development & entrepreneurship, has described meeting the Queen as an “incredible honor”. 9:22AMTrump state visit: timetable The Trump dynasty is mingling with the royal family at the lavish state banquet, where industry chiefs rather than Hollywood stars have gathered to honour US President Donald Trump.In the Buckingham Palace ballroom with its six glittering chandeliers, the vast white-clothed horse shoe-shaped table has been laden with George IV’s silver gilt Grand Service dinner set.Small white place cards embossed with a golden royal crest and edged in gold are at each setting, to show where the 170 guests are to be seated.As is tradition, the Queen, who does not have her own place card, is at the head of the table, with the Prince of Wales on her left and Mr Trump on her right.Joining Mr Trump and First Lady Melania at the white tie and tiara event are four of Mr Trump’s five children – Ivanka Trump, with her husband Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump and his wife Lara, and Tiffany Trump.Sixteen members of the royal family are at the dinner – the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra.The Duke of Sussex, who was at the private lunch earlier, will be noticeably absent, as will the Duchess of Sussex who is on maternity leave, looking after their four-week-old son Archie.Charles, who had tea with Mr Trump earlier on Monday, is seated next to Mrs Trump, while Camilla is on the other side of the president and next to US ambassador Woody Johnson.William is between the Prime Minister Theresa May and Mr Johnson’s wife Suzanne Ircha. Kate is seated between US secretary of the treasury Steven Mnuchin and the Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin.The president’s daughter and adviser Ivanka is seated between the Countess of Wessex and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, while Ivanka’s husband Mr Kushner, a senior adviser to Mr Trump, has the Princess Royal on his right and Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, on his left.Among the captains of industry invited are Swedish businessman and chairman of AstraZeneca Leif Johansson, chairman of BP Helge Lund, Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn, GlaxoSmithKline boss Emma Walmsley, Universal Music Group chairman Sir Lucian Grainge and Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden, as well as Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.Politicians at the event include Mrs May and her husband Philip , Cabinet Office minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster David Lidington, Chancellor Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt, Mr Fox, Environment Secretary Michael Gove, Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Evans and Europe and Americas minister Sir Alan Duncan.Tiffany Trump was seated between HSBC chairman Mark Tucker and the Queen’s top aide, her private secretary Edward Young, while Lara Trump, Mr Trump’s daughter-in-law, was between Lord Hague and Mr van Beurden. When the royal party and their guests stepped from the palace, Mr Trump was invited to inspect the guard of honour.In an unusual move, the president took the time to talk to each soldier individually. Charles accompanied the president as he strode onto the lawns to inspect the waiting troops formed up in two lines with the guardsmen wearing their famous scarlet tunics and bearskins.Several of the guardsmen on parade have US links.  All will at some point in their careers train alongside US forces. The tallest on parade, Guardsman Joshua Young-Hastings from Wandsworth, London played American Football for the London Warriors prior to joining the British Army, and was scouted for a professional career with the NFL. He was awarded a half scholarship to Baylor University to play American Football. US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania (left) at Clarence House in London to take tea with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on the first day of his state visit to the UK Prince Charles holds court at Clarence HouseCredit:Victoria Jones/PA At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017 11:19PMState banquet over Here’s a look at the Buckingham Palace state banquet for US President Donald Trump in numbers:1 hour and 15 minutes – Time it takes to serve the banquet1 hour and 30 minutes – Time it takes to clear away afterwards4 – Days taken to lay the table6 – Glasses at each place setting170 – Guests8 – Members of the Trump family at the dinner – Mr Trump, First Lady Melania, Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump and his wife Lara, and Tiffany Trump.16 – Members of the royal family present18in – the space for each place setting23 – Floral displays around the banquet table75ft – Length of the table100 – Ivory candles in the ballroom1020 – Glasses used£1,400 – Cost of a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1900, 1er Cru Classe, Pauillac which is among the drinks being served4,000 – Pieces in the silver gilt George IV’s Grand Service dinner set, including 14 tureens, 20 sauce tureens, 140 dishes, 288 dinner plates, 118 salts, 12 ice pails, 12 mirrored plateaux, 58 dessert stands and centrepieces, and 107 candelabras. Our news reporter Jack Hardy is down at Buckingham Palace awaiting the arrival of the US President and his entourage.  President Donald Trump inspect the Guard of Honour at Buckingham PalaceCredit:Alex Brandon/AP Air Force One pictured on a live stream, showing that the tweets were sent from the airCredit:Sky News Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott added: “Ridiculous insults from Trump.” Headlines overnight highlighted Mr Trump’s comments about the Duchess of Sussex, when he was confronted with comments she had made during the race to the White House in 2016. He said he didn’t realise Meghan Markle was “nasty”, but insisted it was not a malicious comment. It appeared to have been taken that way by Prince Harry, who showed no signs of hostility inside Buckingham Palace.  3:43PMLabour MP ‘saddened’ by ‘hysterical’ response of colleagues Hannah Furness, our Royal Correspondent, is inside Buckingham Palace’s picture gallery. She has this exclusive footage of The Queen showing Donald Trump a selection of American artefacts from the Royal Collection. The Royal Family’s official Twitter account has revealed details of what Donald Trump was shown inside Buckingham Palace’s picture gallery. The Queen shook hands warmly with Mr Trump and smiled broadly before turning to greet the First Lady.The Trumps and the royals then went inside the palace, through the Bow Room, where the Queen introduced senior members of her household to her guests and in-turn the US leader did the same with prominent figures from his entourage. 1:59PMMuted protests outside Buckingham Palace Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his wife Lucia arrive Credit:Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP The items include photographs and a telegraph from King George VI and Queen Elizabeth’s visit to the US in 1939, where they were entertained by President Roosevelt in Washington and New York for three days. #USStateVisit pic.twitter.com/AmyfBeIF5L— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 3, 2019 The display also explores King George VI’s relationship with Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower during the Second World War, particularly in the days leading up to and following the D-Day landings. pic.twitter.com/Nk1uEevMKQ— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 3, 2019 Our video team have put this together, on a dignified Donald Trump showing that he has learned royal protocol, after being accused of ignorance on his last visit to the UK. Trump’s state visit to Britain will center around a banquet with Queen Elizabeth and the steadfastly apolitical royal family at Buckingham Palace. He’ll also visit Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-day invasion. https://t.co/RzI3DRCc9L— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 3, 2019 2:12PMSecret messages behind Melania’s outfits British armed forces have trained and fought alongside American troops for more than a century and no two countries work more closely together on defence cooperation.The State Visit Gun Salutes is followed seamlessly by a further 41-gun Salute in The Green Park by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and a further 62 Gun Salute by the Honourable Artillery Company at HM Tower of London. This second salute is to commemorate the anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen which falls on Sunday, June 2 but will be marked coincidentally also on Monday as Gun Salutes are never fired on Sundays.  1:06PMKhan’s video message to Trump Theresa May will give Donald Trump a copy of one of the most significant documents in the transatlantic “special relationship” to mark his state visit.The Prime Minister and her husband Philip will present Mr Trump with a framed typescript draft of the 1941 Atlantic Charter, agreed by president Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, setting out their vision for the post-war world.First Lady Melania Trump will be given a bespoke tea set from designer Emma Bridgewater.The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said the Atlantic Charter was “one of the first steps towards the formation of the United Nations”.The spokesman said: “It’s a copy of Churchill’s personal draft of August 12, 1941, with his amendments in red pencil.”There were no further amendments made and Churchill kept the draft on his wall as a reminder.”A copy has kindly been provided with the consent of Winston Churchill’s family.”The First Lady will receive a “bespoke Number 10 tea set”.Asked why Mr Trump was being given a historically significant gift, while his wife was being given a tea set, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “I think they are both gifts which have been carefully chosen.”The tea set was “a memento of a visit to Number 10 as part of what we hope will be a successful state visit”.During the visit to Downing Street, the Mays and Trumps will view the Sussex Declaration – a rare copy of the American Declaration of Independence on sheepskin parchment.The document, dating back to the 1780s, is one of only two ceremonial manuscript copies written on parchment, the other is in the US National Archives in Washington.The two countries are to explore options for the document, on loan from the West Sussex Record Office, to form part of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026, potentially by allowing it to travel to the US.The US visitors will be treated to a three-course lunch in the state dining room at Number 10, consisting of Paignton harbour crab, turnip and chilled crab bisque, followed by dry-aged Lake District beef fillet, aubergine and miso puree, roasted garlic and ceps with an Eton mess with peach for dessert.While the official bilateral meetings between the US and UK delegations take place, Mr May and Mrs Trump will take tea together in the Terracotta Room, receive a tour of the state rooms from historian Sir Anthony Seldon, and attend a garden party for families of staff from No 10 and the US Embassy in London. 3:41PMThe American artefacts Trump was shown  As we await the arrival of the presidential party, here’s the rundown of what to expect from our Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness.  One man, wearing a Chelsea football shirt and carrying a flag bearing a dragon, accused the passerby of being an “ignoramus” and, in turn, was told he should “ashamed”.Several officers approached the group after a crowd began to form and ordered those watching to move on. 2:39PMQueen showing Donald Trump American artefacts inside Buckingham Palace A long-running personal feud between US President Donald Trump and London Mayor Sadiq Khan appears to be far from over.The pair publicly clashed in the latest round of exchanges as the US head of state began a three-day state visit to the UK.But what other incidents have there been?July 2018Mr Trump laid into Mr Khan after a wave of terror attacks in the capital the previous year, accusing him of “doing a terrible job” and a “bad job on crime”.The verbal attack on Mr Khan came after the London mayor refused to block a plan to fly a giant inflatable “Trump baby” near Parliament to coincide with the US president’s visit to the UK. 8:57AMDonald and Melania Trump land in the UK   The awkward handshake between Donald Trump and The WueenCredit:Victoria Jones/PA Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his wife Lucia arrive  10:16AMTrump critics ‘brainwashed’, says supporter President Trump purchased Wendy's for a ceremony honoring the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson Tigers Donald Trump and Prince Charles walk to Buckingham Palace One Trump supporter standing outside Buckingham Palace in a “Make America Great Again” hat said she had travelled from Aberystwyth in Wales for the occasion, reports news reporter Jack Hardy. The woman, who asked not to be named, suggested people who criticised the US President had been brainwashed.She told The Telegraph: “I think it’s a disease that needs tackling, they have been brainwashed. “We have got legions of brainwashed idiots who would rather have the end of humanity than not be politically correct.”On Mr Trump’s Tweets about Sadiq Khan, she added: “I think it is fantastic. Look at all the flack he gets.”The supporter arrived on the 6.59am train from Banbury in Oxfordshire, where she will be staying for several days over the course of Mr Trump’s visit.  There appeared to be no ill-feeling between the Trumps and the Duke of Sussex. Prince Harry allowed his grandmother to take the lead as she showed Donald Trump and the First Lady around Buckingham Palace’s Royal Collection. At the back of the room, he guided Ivanka Trump around the picture gallery.  The Donald arrives for dinner pic.twitter.com/rwFsAN1GJ7— Jack Hardy (@JackHardy9) June 3, 2019 Shortly before boarding Marine One in the US, Mr Trump was asked if he planned to meet Boris Johnson during the trip.”Well, I think I may meet with him. He’s been a friend of mine. He’s been very nice. I have a very good relationship with him,” the president said of the Tory leadership hopeful.He went on: “I have a very good relationship with Nigel Farage, with many people over there (in the UK) and we’ll see what happens. I may meet with him. They want to meet. We’ll see what happens.”Mr Farage said over the weekend he had been “banned” from meeting Mr Trump during his visit.Accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, the president arrived aboard Air Force One on Monday morning having already created a considerable degree of political turbulence with comments on the Tory leadership race, Brexit and the Duchess of Sussex.Ahead of the visit, he called on Britain to leave the European Union without a deal if Brussels refuses to meet its demands and urged the Government to send Mr Farage into the negotiations.Addressing the prospect of a transatlantic trade deal, Mr Trump said: “(We’re) going to the UK. I think it’ll be very important. It certainly will be very interesting. There’s a lot going on in the UK. And I’m sure it’s going to work out very well for them.”As you know, they want to do trade with the United States, and I think there’s an opportunity for a very big trade deal at some point in the near future. And we’ll see how that works out.”Anti-Trump protesters are expected to gather in large numbers in London, but Mr Trump will be largely shielded from them, as his official welcome will take place at Buckingham Palace,  away from the public gaze. He will not take part in a carriage procession during his stay.The president departed from Joint Base Andrews near Washington DC aboard Air Force One at around 8.45pm local time (1.45am BST).The Trumps are due to arrive aboard at Stansted Airport before heading to Buckingham Palace for a reception with the Queen, Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.The Duke of Sussex will also attend a private lunch at the palace – although his wife, who is on maternity leave, will be at home with their four-week-old son, Archie.Mr Trump has already denied calling the Duchess of Sussex “nasty” when he was recently confronted with comments she made before the 2016 US elections saying she would leave the country if he won.Asked at the White House on Sunday evening if he was willing to apologise to the Royal Family, or to clarify the comments made to The Sun’s political editor, Mr Trump replied: “No, I made no bad comment. Thank you.”On Sunday, Mr Khan described the president as “just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat” and compared the language he has used to that of the “fascists of the 20th century”.Asked if he would be willing to meet the London mayor, Mr Trump replied: “No, I don’t think much of him. I think that he’s a – he’s the twin of (New York City mayor Bill) de Blasio, except shorter.” Outside the trees swayed and the waiting press shielded their eyes as the president’s helicopter and its accompanying aircraft took off.After the helicopters had left the guard of honour formed by Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards under the command of Major Hamish Hardy, and the Band of the Grenadier Guards and Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards formed up on the lawns. 10:10PMMore pictures from the banquet 9:49AMA look back at Trump’s last visit US president Donald Trump and wife Melania are set to arrive in Britain for a three-day state visit.Here is how media outlets back across the pond are reporting on the trip.The New York Times says Mr Trump is visiting Britain “amid tense relations”, citing differing positions on the Iran nuclear deal and Huawei.The paper tells its online readers: “President Trump prides himself on being the great disrupter, but when he arrives in London on Monday for a state visit, it’s not clear how much more he can shake up a country that is already convulsed, divided and utterly exhausted by the long debate over its departure from the European Union.”The paper adds: “Mr Trump’s penchant for uncensored opinions and unsolicited advice is likely to capture as many headlines, if history is any guide, as the visit’s stately rituals.”CNN refers to comments in which he suggested the Duchess of Sussex was “nasty” and backed Boris Johnson to succeed Theresa May.The broadcaster, which has been criticised by the president in the past, says Mr Trump “limbered up for his latest overseas trip in typical style, with remarks that risked insulting his royal hosts and by plunging headlong into the country’s fraught domestic politics”.It adds: “Most presidents would go out of their way to avoid such sensitive topics at a moment of extreme political stress.”In Trump’s case, they may deepen his already intense unpopularity in Britain ahead of his arrival for a three-day stay on Monday but enhance his global reputation as an unpredictable, disruptive influence.”The Washington Post tells readers Britain appears to be a “reluctant host” for the president.It says of the pomp and pageantry of the state visit: “It will all be suitably over-the-top. But there is also a sense that British officials are slightly less than enthusiastic about this particular round of state visit grandeur.”The paper adds: “But whatever happens over the next few days, the Queen, one expects, will be as inscrutable as ever.”In an online article for Fox News, commentator James Carafano says “so what” if Mr Trump will not receive a cordial welcome across the board.”Trump’s No. 1 job is to deliver the message, ‘Don’t worry. Be happy’. Britain will thrive after Brexit, and post-Brexit Britain’s ‘special relationship’ with the US will be as special as ever,” he writes.”Job No. 2 should be to start revitalising what has made the US-UK relationship so special: our joint commitment to transatlantic security that spanned two world wars, a Cold War, and lots of messy stuff in between and after.”The Los Angeles Times reports on the visit beneath the headline: “Trump heads to London amid Brexit furore and political upheaval in Europe. What could go wrong?” Labour MP Kate Hoey said she is “saddened” by the “hysterical” response from some of her party colleagues to the arrival of US President Donald Trump.”Saddened by the hysterical reaction to visit of the President of the United States by some Labour colleagues,” she tweeted.”A democratically elected President of our closest ally should be welcomed whether we agree with his views or not.”HM The Queen shows the world the nature of the UK.” The Queen shows Donald Trump around the Royal Collection The President of the US is being shown a number American artefacts inside Buckingham Palace – and has a very special guide. The Queen is personally showing Mr Trump and his wife Melania around the Royal Collection inside the palace.  The Queen reacted very positively to President Trump’s warm speechCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Donald Trump will dine on a menu of Windsor lamb and strawberry sable at the Queen’s state banquet.In the opulent Buckingham Palace ballroom, the US president, First Lady Melania Trump and four of Mr Trump’s five children are first being treated to steamed fillet of halibut with watercress mousse, asparagus spears and chervil sauce.This will be followed by saddle of new season Windsor lamb, with herb stuffing, spring vegetables and port sauce.The menu will have been chosen from four possible alternatives presented to the Queen by royal chefs.Preparations in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace begin as close to the event as possible – with every dish handmade from scratch.Mr Trump is known to have a sweet tooth so is likely to enjoy the pudding – strawberry sable with lemon verbena cream – made of crisp biscuits, smooth pastry cream and fresh strawberries.Here is the menu:- Steamed fillet of halibut with watercress mousse, asparagus spears and chervil sauce.- Saddle of new season Windsor lamb with herb stuffing, spring vegetables, port sauce.- Strawberry sable with lemon verbena cream.- Selection of assorted fresh fruits.- Coffee and petit fours. Hada Moreno from OxfordCredit:Jack Hardy/The Telegraph Air Force One pictured on a live stream, showing that the tweets were sent from the air 4:35PMThe first pictures from inside Clarence House 7:23PMA first look at the Banquet Hall 8:41AMThe Mall ready for Trump Our Royal Correspondent was on the West Lawn of Buckingham Palace to witness Donald Trump being officially welcomed to the UK by The Queen. Check out the exclusive footage she captured below:  Police officers can be seen standing at three different points on the roof at the front of Buckingham Palace.The crowd outside is growing, and they are still being entertained by a military band playing on the palace forecourt. Another great piece of footage from behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace from @Hannah_Furness. Donald Trump greeting the soldiers as he and Prince Charles inspect the guard of honour. pic.twitter.com/sEilTunnlv— Gareth Davies (@GD10) June 3, 2019 Flown in London during the president’s last visit, the 20ft high blimp depicted the US leader as an angry infant wearing a nappy and clutching a mobile phone.At the time, Mr Khan said he would not rise to Mr Trump’s “beastly” comments.June 2017The pair clashed in the wake of the deadly London Bridge terror attack, after Mr Khan said Londoners should not be alarmed by visibly increased security on the streets of the capital.In response, Mr Trump tweeted: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!”‘Mr Khan said he would not allow Mr Trump or anyone else to “divide our community”. The US President and the First Lady have arrived at Stansted Airport. Two huge presidential helicopters sat on the runway having arrived in Essex first. Minutes later, the iconic Air Force One touched down on day one of their three-day state visit.  So appalled Theresa May has given this man a red carpeted platform to do this. Doesn’t help Britain to be lavishing pomp on a President so determined to be divisive, childish & destructive. Doesn’t help US or world to be gifting him a whole load of Royal photo ops to use next yr https://t.co/iApxm4G7m9— Yvette Cooper (@YvetteCooperMP) June 3, 2019 The Queen’s official gifts to Mr Trump were a first edition of The Second World War by Winston S Churchill from 1959.The crimson book features gold tooled decoration on the cover, spine and inner cover, an EIIR cypher in gold on the front, silk endpapers and hand-sewn headbands in colours of the US flag with all pages edged in gilt.The monarch also gave Mr Trump a three-piece Duofold pen set – a fountain pen, rollerball pen and ball point pen with EIIR cypher – using the obsidian design, exclusively made for the Queen.Mrs Trump was presented with a specially commissioned silver box with a handcrafted enamel lid.Its royal blue decoration featured roses, thistles and shamrocks to represent the ceiling of the palace music room. He has written: “London part of trip is going really well. The Queen and the entire Royal family have been fantastic. The relationship with the United Kingdom is very strong. Tremendous crowds of well wishers and people that love our Country. Haven’t seen any protests yet, but I’m sure the Fake News will be working hard to find them. Great love all around. Also, big Trade Deal is possible once U.K. gets rid of the shackles. Already starting to talk!”A serious point here is that outside Buckingham Palace there were around 100 protesters carrying signs and shouting anti-Trump chants. While nowhere near the size of the demonstrations planned for tomorrow – they did happen – and the President did drive past them. 🍽 Private lunch at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Queen. Prince Harry will be one of the guests.📚 Viewing of special exhibition of Royal Collection items relating to the US⛪ Visit to @wabbey to lay wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, accompanied by Prince Andrew…— Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) June 3, 2019 Anti-Trump protesters have gathered on the green opposite Buckingham Palace ahead of the banquet planned in his honour tonight pic.twitter.com/y4Myz6EtJ5— Jack Hardy (@JackHardy9) June 3, 2019 CBS’s Mark Knoller reports that the state banquet has finished, and the First Couple have returned to Winfield House. The Queen tells President Trump that she is “so glad we have another opportunity” to meet again and demonstrate the importance of the relationship between the UK and US.In her speech, the Queen said: “As we face the new challenges of the 21st Century, the anniversary of D-Day reminds us of all that our countries have achieved together,” she said”After the shared sacrifices of the Second World War, Britain and the United States worked with other allies to build an assembly of international institutions, to ensure that the horrors of conflict would never be repeated.”While the world has changed, we are forever mindful of the original purpose of these structures: nations working together to safeguard a hard-won peace.”She talks of the efforts made by British and American troops at D-Day, mentioning that President Trump will visit Portsmouth tomorrow.Her Majesty then talks about her first state visit to the US, when she was invited by President Eisenhower.A toast is proposed and the American national anthem is played. President Trump takes a sip from his glass. In his third airborne tweet of the day, Donald Trump takes aim at CNN for the ‘false picture’ it paints of the USA. “Sad,” he signed off the message.   Police of the roof of Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of a state visit to the UK by US  8:45PMThe first pictures are in As he waits to meet The Queen, it seems Donald Trump is keeping himself busy with his Twitter account. Not satisfied with tearing into Sadiq Khan, the president took aim at China and then CNN from the sanctuary of Winfield House.  Queen shakes hands warmly with PresidentCredit:Victoria Jones/PA Just arrived in the United Kingdom. The only problem is that @CNN is the primary source of news available from the U.S. After watching it for a short while, I turned it off. All negative & so much Fake News, very bad for U.S. Big ratings drop. Why doesn’t owner @ATT do something?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019 The presidential entourage is on the move again – this time heading to Westminster Abbey.A small crowd opposite Westminster Abbey began applauding and chanting “we love Trump” as a convoy carrying the US President arrived.  9:40PMThose speeches in full 12:19PMGun salutes to welcome Trump Tunes have included the themes to both Rocky and Fame. Donald and Melania Trump walking through Westminster AbbeyCredit:Mandel Ngan/AFP 9:02PMPresident Trump responds The Queen praising UK-US relations. US President Donald Trump was then met by the Prince of Wales and formally welcomed to Great Britain by Her Majesty The Queen once inside the palace.In total, therefore, London will witness 185 Guns fired for the two distinct special events. Theresa May will be preparing to hand over the reins to a new leader as Donald Trump touches down, leaving the UK politically vulnerable.With the Tories looking for the chance to change tack, the US will be looking to influence the UK’s future direction on various political issues.Mr Trump and the Prime Minister hold talks at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday and he is expected to raise some controversial topics.Praising rivalsMr Trump praised two of Mrs May’s political rivals just days before his state visit to the UK, risking embarrassing her before Airforce One even touched down.The President hinted he may meet Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage during his trip, describing both men as friends and “big powers”.Speaking to reporters in Washington, Mr Trump said: “Nigel Farage is a friend of mine. Boris is a friend of mine. They are two very good guys, very interesting people.” Some more brilliant footage from @Hannah_Furness, this time from inside Buckingham Palace. Here is The Queen showing Donald Trump around the Royal Collection. pic.twitter.com/qoQ5K8pbF2— Gareth Davies (@GD10) June 3, 2019 Ivanka Trump and Prince Harry view displays of US items of the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace Credit:Mendel Ngan/AFP 11:50AM’We should extend Trump a welcome’, Farage says President Trump will start tomorrow with a business breakfast at St James’ Palace at 9am. The gathering is also due to be attended by the Duke of York, Chancellor Philip Hammond and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox.US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, US secretary of the treasury Steven Mnuchin and the president’s daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump are expected at the meeting.The meeting will bring together ten leading companies, five from each nation, to discuss business opportunities and look at sectors where expanding links would benefit both sides.Discussions are expected to focus on research, development and innovation, investment in infrastructure, and the scope for closer partnership in regulation and financial services.Chief executives and senior representatives from BAE Systems, GlaxoSmithKline, National Grid, Barclays, Reckitt Benckiser, JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin, Goldman Sachs International, Bechtel and Splunk are due to attend. The President and Mrs Trump will then visit 10 Downing Street to hold talks with the PM but they will not have a private meeting.Following lunch together, the President and Prime Minister will host a press conference.Thousands of protesters are expected to be on the streets of London at an anti-Trump rally where Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will address the crowds.In the evening, the President and Mrs Trump will host a return dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will attend the dinner on behalf of the Queen. 8:48AMThe itinerary Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump walk to a joint news conference at Chequers, the official country residence of the Prime Minister, near Aylesbury, last year I believe that if people stoped using or subscribing to @ATT, they would be forced to make big changes at @CNN, which is dying in the ratings anyway. It is so unfair with such bad, Fake News! Why wouldn’t they act. When the World watches @CNN, it gets a false picture of USA. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019 While Air Force One was still in the air over Essex, Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of abuse criticising London Mayor Sadiq Khan.  .@WilliamJHague: ‘President Trump might be wrong about a great many things, but that does not mean he is wrong about everything. ‘On the issue of national security, the British Government should lend him a sympathetic ear this week.’https://t.co/AxDJGDquDG— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 3, 2019 ….Kahn reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has also done a terrible job – only half his height. In any event, I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit. Landing now!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019 “Russia has informed us that they have removed most of their people from Venezuela,” he tweeted, after previously saying he didn’t know of any Russian’s in the country.He followed up the first message with another one aimed at Mexico. “As a sign of good faith, Mexico should immediately stop the flow of people and drugs through their country and to our Southern Border. They can do it if they want!” he said. The president’s car – The Beast – is one of the most advanced roadworthy vehicles in the world. Here is a closer look at it.   Prince Charles walks with US First Lady Melania Trump, followed by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall  and US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson Anti-Trump demonstrators hold placards as they protest outside of Buckingham PalaceCredit:Tolga Akmen / AFP 2:56PMVideo footage from inside Buckingham Palace Police of the roof of Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of a state visit to the UK by US Credit:Steve Parsons/PA Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has followed up his boycott of tonight’s State Dinner with an announcement that he will attend the anti-Trump march in London and will speak on stage.This comes after Sadiq Khan and President Trump traded blows on Twitter about the London Mayor’s record on crime in the capital. Trump called Khan: “a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me.”Our Chief Political Correspondent Christopher Hope tells us why this is not a good look for the Labour leader. The Duchess of Cambridge walks with US Secretary of Treasury Steven MnuchinCredit:Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP Queen Elizabeth II (R) laughs with US President Donald Trump Mayor of London, @SadiqKhan has a message for @realDonaldTrump on his arrival to London about how women ought to be treated globally. ‘Dear Trump…’ https://t.co/hJ5uhS9wU6 pic.twitter.com/MwlwJu5Lpf— ELLEUK (@ELLEUK) June 3, 2019  In another tweet half an hour later, he criticised long-time critic CNN. He said: “Just arrived in the United Kingdom. The only problem is that CNN is the primary source of news available from the US.”After watching it for a short while, I turned it off. All negative and so much fake news, very bad for US. Big ratings drop. Why doesn’t owner AT&T do something?” Both men have been vocal critics of Mrs May’s attempts to find a compromise Brexit deal.Post-Brexit tradeLast year, the President publicly poo-pooed Mrs May’s Brexit deal, saying the terms for Brexit would damage the chances of a UK-US trade deal.Managing the special relationship will continue to be a challenge for her successor, as the incoming leader will face the same parliamentary difficulties that scuppered her attempts to build a coalition behind her proposals.A post-Brexit trade deal with the US is one of the key prizes sought by the UK after leaving the EU, but political rows over chlorine-washed chicken, hormone-treated beef, and Mr Trump’s “America first” approach to international affairs will need careful negotiation.HuaweiThe US wants to discuss concerns over the UK potentially allowing Huawei access to UK 5G networks during the visit.US national security adviser John Bolton confirmed the issue, which led directly to the sacking of former defence secretary Gavin Williamson, would be discussed.Although the UK Government insists no decision has yet been taken, leaked reports from the National Security Council suggested Mrs May could allow the firm access to peripheral but not core parts of the network.Speaking at the American embassy in London, Mr Bolton suggested Mrs May’s plan should be ditched by her successor because Huawei poses “a different kind of threat” and the US would accept “zero” risk of telecommunication networks being intercepted by foreign powers.IranThere are fears Mr Trump’s administration is sliding towards war with Iran following the deployment of a US aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Gulf.And a public clash between the Pentagon and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) did not help matters, when a British general expressed doubts about the potential threat Iran poses to the US and its allies.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has moved to smooth tension – discussing the situation with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during talks in London earlier this month and insisting the UK and US “share the same assessment of the heightened threat posed by Iran” – but concerns remain. President Trump purchased Wendy’s for a ceremony honoring the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson TigersCredit:SAUL LOEB / AFP The Queen, President Trump and the First Lady view a display of items from the Royal Collection illustrating the enduring relationship between the US and the UK. #USStateVisit pic.twitter.com/gPuI5Ziab6— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 3, 2019 As she waited for her father to be greeted by the Royal Family, Ivanka Trump was seen peering out of one of the windows of Buckinham Palace. Saddened by the hysterical reaction to visit of @POTUS by some Labour colleagues A democratically elected President of our closest ally should be welcomed whether we agree with his views or not. HM the Queen shows the world the nature of the U.K. @USAmbUK— Kate Hoey (@KateHoeyMP) June 3, 2019  And here is Lord Hague’s take on the state visit. 12:46PMTrump takes time to talk to each individual soldier Even the Press Association, whose photographer Victoria Jones took the momentous picture, hashtagged the photograph “fist bump”.But upon closer inspection, Mr Trump’s hand can be seen curled around the fingers of his host in an awkward half-handshake, half-thumb war embrace.  US President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace 10:58AMLabour criticism of Trump’s Khan tweets Ridiculous insults from Trump https://t.co/EXMWlz70Uw— Diane Abbott (@HackneyAbbott) June 3, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge (L) walks with US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin The Queen shows Donald Trump around the Royal CollectionCredit:Mandel Ngan/AFP Donald Trump has joined the Prince of Wales for tea at Clarence House. Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall greeted Mr Trump and First Lady Melania in the garden as they arrived for afternoon tea at their official residence.Camilla wore a beige and white spotted silk dress by Fiona Clare for the occasion.The future King earlier invited President Trump to inspect the guard of honour at Buckingham Palace, and will tomorrow attend a dinner at Winfield House,  the US ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park. In around 20 minutes, Donald Trump and his wife will travel to Buckingham Palace for the State Banquet, hosted by the Queen.They will have a formal group photograph and then the speeches will commence at around 19:20.Earlier, a pizza delivery driver was spotted at the gates of Buckingham Palace, but waiting reporters were assured that the food was for security staff, rather than royalty.Known to enjoy fast food, President Trump purchased Wendy’s for a ceremony honoring the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson Tigers in the State Dining Room of the White House.We will be publishing updates, including the menu and who is sitting where, as soon as we get them. Prince Charles walks with US First Lady Melania Trump, followed by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall  and US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson Credit:Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP The Queen greets Donald Trump with what looks like a fist-bump at first glanceCredit:PA/Victoria Jones US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were greeted by the Duke of York as they arrived at Westminster Abbey.The president was welcomed by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who led prayers at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.A wreath was laid in honour of the two World Wars and more recent conflicts, as is tradition with a state visit – President George W Bush laid a wreath in 2003 and President Obama in 2011. Donald Trump and Prince Charles walk to Buckingham PalaceCredit:Adrian Dennis/AFP 8:30PMWhat’s on the menu? 9:10AMTrump appears from Air Force One At the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen, troops from the British Army’s Household Division delivered an immaculate Guard of Honour for the arrival of the President of the United States of America at Buckingham Palace. As the President arrived on the West Lawns, two 41-gun salutes fired simultaneously in The Green Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and at HM Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company.  Donald and Melania Trump walking through Westminster Abbey 9:00AMSadiq Khan a ‘stone cold loser’, Trump tweets from Air Force One With the state visit merely minutes old, it looks like we will once again be spoiled for talking points. Here is a look back at the last time the President of the United States was on British soil. Queen shakes hands warmly with President “If past is prologue, Trump won’t resist the urge to weigh in with his own opinions and to align himself with populist, nationalistic leaders he views as strong,” an online article says.”Trump’s in-your-face put-down of (Theresa) May last summer, just before they met, reflected the president’s indifference to diplomatic norms that world leaders should avoid meddling in another nation’s politics while abroad, as well as his tendency to frequently embarrass his foreign hosts.”The New York Post picks up comments by Mr Trump as he left the White House in which he described London mayor Sadiq Khan as a “shorter” version of his counterpart in the Big Apple.The paper tells readers: “The president made the remarks ahead of his flight to London, where he said has no intention to meet with Khan – who recently called Trump a ‘global threat’.” 9:45AMTrump voiced “strong feelings” about Khan moment he stepped off Air Force One 9:26PM4000 pieces of silver, a 75ft table and £1,400 wine Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has followed up his boycott of tonight’s State Dinner with an announcement that he will attend the anti-Trump march in London and will speak on stage. Mr Trump and his wife Melania landed in Essex just before 9am on Monday as it emerged he would no longer have a lengthy bilateral meeting with Theresa May.The US president had been scheduled for a private sit down with Mrs May but this has now been taken off the agenda.It has been suggested that he may however find the time to meet with Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage. 7:20PMTrump turns his attention to Mexico and Venezuela 5:57PMProtesters gathering outside Buckingham Palace Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive through the East Gallery for a State Banquet at Buckingham PalaceCredit:Victoria Jones- WPA Pool 6:46PMPresident Trump is tweeting again The First Couple visited Westminster Abbey, where a wreath was laid for the Unknown Warrior and then headed to Clarence House for tea with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.They will also attend the dinner hosted by the Queen tonight – as will other government ministers including leadership contenders Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove.The US president said he expected his three-day state visit to be “very important” and “very interesting” as he left the White House on Sunday evening. The president and his wife Melania waved from the top of the stairs of Air Force One having landed at Stansted Airport.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is among the arriving party. After exchanging pleasantries with the gathered delegates – which included the US ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson – the presidential couple boarded the Marine One helicopter to take them to Westminster. The president appeared to salute a police officer who was also there to meet him.He briefly held hands with Melania as they walked to their helicopter. 6:43PMThe plan for this evening 3:24PMWreath lain for Unknown Warrior 8:25AMState of British politics as Trump visits 1:34PMThe Telegraph behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace 11:28AMTrump v Khan: A history of bad blood The Metropolitan Police said it had “a very experienced command team” leading the operation as the force geared up to deal with the visit itself and expected protests.Last year, almost 10,000 officers were deployed for Mr Trump’s trip to the UK, with nearly every force in the country providing staff to support the operation.Supporters of Human Rights charity Amnesty have unfurled giant banners from Vauxhall Bridge, facing the US embassy, saying “Resist sexism”, “Resist racism”, “Resist hate”, “Resist cruelty” and “Resist Trump”.Tomorrow, Jeremy Corybn will attend and speak at an anti-Trump demonstration and will be joined by shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry.When Mr Trump’s state visit was announced earlier this year, Simon Kempton from the Police Federation warned officers were already “run ragged” with extra work.The 2018 Trump visit racked up an estimated bill of £18 million. Sadiq Khan has been featured in a video addressing Donald Trump, saying “your values are the opposite of ours”. The video, released by women’s magazine Elle, features the Mayor of London delivering a speech to camera addressing the US’ abortion laws. Good morning. It is #USStateVisit day.Expect the unexpected, but here’s what we can say with certainty so far:🌸 ceremonial welcome for @POTUS and @FLOTUS in the garden of Buckingham Palace💂‍♂️ Mr Trump and the Prince of Wales inspect the guards🔫 Royal gun salutes …— Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) June 3, 2019 A spokesman for Sadiq Khan said: “This is much more serious than childish insults which should be beneath the President of the United States.”Sadiq is representing the progressive values of London and our country, warning that Donald Trump is the most egregious example of a growing far-right threat around the globe, which is putting at risk the basic values that have defined our liberal democracies for more than 70 years.” 10:50AM’Shameful’ Khan is disrespecting Trump, supporter says. 2:26PMA royal fist-bump? 12:28PMBand plays to welcome Trump On the West Lawn of Buckingham Palace gardens,  the guard of honour, formed by Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards, commanded by Major Hamish Hardy, gave a Royal Salute and the Band of the Grenadier Guards, supported by the Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, will then perform the US and UK National Anthems. Eight Troopers from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment will line the steps up to the Grand Terrace, and Silver Stick, Colonel Crispin Lockhart, and Lieutenant Colonel Simon Soskin The Field Officer in Brigade Waiting, were in attendance. All soldiers on parade were under command of the General Officer Commanding The Household Division, Major General Ben Bathurst.The President will then be invited to inspect the Guard of Honour.  10:32PMGifts revealed  President Trump and his wife Melania have been in the public eye for decades, but how does the 72-year-old control his hair and what can women over 40 learn from the First Lady’s beauty regime?Guy Kelly and Francesca Shillcock have the answers.  The Mall is primed and ready for Mr Trump’s visit.  Our man on the ground is in the thick of it. State Banquet over. Pres and Mrs Trump have departed Buckingham Palace to return to Winfield House, the US Ambassador’s official residence, to spend the night. Press pool reports it was separated from the motorcade.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 3, 2019 Donald Trump and Nigel Farage pictured in February We have been warned about the “carnival of resistance” planned to mark the visit of the US President. Our news reporter Jack Hardy has met one of those in London whose only goal is to swear at Mr Trump. Outside Buckingham Palace, Rudy, a 39-year-old from Jersey, said he was waiting to give the middle finger to Mr Trump.The chef booked a flight over from Frankfurt, close to where he works, for just eight Euros to greet the US President.He told The Telegraph: “I will stand here until the cars drive by – how many opportunities will I have in my life to put my finger up to D-Trizz? “I would have paid as much as 16 Euros for that.”The tourist said he works with many people from the US in Trier, Germany, but they have chosen to go to Disneyland Paris this week instead of travelling to the UK to see their president. “Boy George is going to be at Disneyland Paris,” he explained. It was an incredible honor to meet Her Majesty The Queen, the longest ruling Monarch in British history. Thank you for a warm welcome to the United Kingdom. 🇺🇸🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/IO4ADR6k5z— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 3, 2019 7:44AMHow the US has covered Trump’s visit The State banquet has begunCredit:Jeff Gilbert Ivanka Trump looks out of the window Just had a sneak peek inside the Ballroom ahead of tonight’s State Banquet. As this photo from @RoyalFamily shows, it’s a pretty lavish affair. Gold cutlery in immaculate rows.This is the view @realDonaldTrump and The Queen will get when they deliver their speeches #USStateVisit pic.twitter.com/OEFU8zGriX— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) June 3, 2019 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more


HSE reports €163m deficit for first five months of the year

first_imgNEW MINISTER FOR Health Leo Varadkar has his work cut out for him in turning around the fortunes of the Irish health service, according to new figures from the HSE.The latest HSE review records a €163 million deficit in its spending for the year to the end of May.A significant portion of the overall budget deficit (64.2%) is generated through the acute hospital sector (including the provision of palliative care), which reported a deficit of €104.7m at the end of May.According to the review, in May 2014, 28,185 people waited over a year for outpatient appointments – up from 16,295 in May 2013.The report notes that the HSE budget has been cut by €3.3bn between 2008 and 2013, a figure which rises to €4bn when this year’s requirement is included.Addressing the difficulties of meeting its performance and cost containment plans, the HSE report says:Consideration must also be given to this exceptional financial challenge in an environment where we are aiming to maximise efficiencies and ensure that we maintain sustainable levels of service with quality and patient care at the core of everything we do.Key findings of the latest review include:increase in delayed discharges from 583 in early 2014 to 671 by May1,899 adults waited over eight months for an inpatient elective procedure 719 children waited over 20 weeks for an inpatient elective procedure9% decrease in the number of Emergency Department patients on trolleys1.6% increase in emergency admissions23,471 emergency calls responded to by the ambulance service in April95,697 emergency calls responded to by the ambulance service in the end to the end of May39% of the population held medical cards in May 2014, including 52,232 medical cards granted on discretionary grounds.91.3% of the target group has been reached in the child health developmental screening to date this year80 children and adolescents were admitted to acute mental units in the year to the end of MarchRead: Addiction services costing State €114m this year >More: The government says children under six will have free GP care later this year >last_img read more


Digg Reader ready to save power users from Google Reader shutdown

first_imgIn just under two weeks, Google Reader will shut down forever. Conveniently, Digg Reader will launch just days before it happens — providing a safe haven to RSS power users that have left their migration until the last minute.It’s no easy task to build a replacement for the most popular web-based feed reading service ever, but Digg’s five-person team is up to the task.  To get the ball rolling, Digg solicited feedback from thousands of users. The response: give us something fast, clean, and make sure it imports all my Google Reader stuff.Digg was all too happy to tick all those boxes. As you can see from the image shared on its Tumblr blog, the Digg Reader interface is minimal and clean and stays out of the way of what you really care about: article content.Like Google Reader, Digg Reader will include simple sharing features — and yes, they’ll go beyond Digg itself. You’ll be able to post to email, Twitter, Facebook, and probably even Google+ with ease.Mobile apps are in the works, too, and the iPhone and iPad apps will be ready to go for launch day. Android versions will follow shortly after, though it may take a couple of weeks before they hit Google Play.Yes, those mobile apps will sync with the web-based Digg Reader. Posts you’ve read on one device will show as read on others.Digg is also providing Google account sign-in and promises “easy migration and onboarding” for Google Reader users. That’s good news for those of you who (like me) have started seeing more frequent alerts about the impending shutdown while you sift through your RSS items.last_img read more


Les capacités de navigation des baleines restent un mystère

first_imgLes capacités de navigation des baleines restent un mystèreSelon une récente anglaise, aucune théorie connue à ce jour ne permettrait d’expliquer comment les baleines à bosse arrivent à si bien s’orienter et naviguer.Si de nombreuses découvertes ont été faites sur les baleines, le mystère reste entier quant à leur étonnante précision à se diriger dans les océans. C’est ce qu’expliquent dans la revue Biology letters des scientifiques de l’Université de Canterbury au Royaume-Uni. Spécialistes des baleines, ceux-ci se sont en effet aperçus qu’il n’existait à ce jour aucune théorie capable d’expliquer les capacités de navigation de ces mammifères marins.À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasPour arriver à une telle conclusion, ils ont utilisé de la technologie satellite afin de suivre 16 baleines à bosse durant leur migration de l’Atlantique sud au Pacifique sud. Un voyage de plusieurs milliers de kilomètres pendant lequel les mammifères parviennent à maintenir une direction rectiligne sans être affectés ni par la météo, ni par les courants océaniques. Ne déviant pas plus d’un degré, les baleines conservent alors le même cap jusqu’à atteindre leur objectif. “Une précision directionnelle aussi remarquable est difficile à expliquer par les modèles d’orientation déjà établis”, ont écrit dans leur publication les chercheurs conduits par le Dr Travis Horton.En effet, suite à leurs observations, les scientifiques anglais se sont aperçus qu’ils ignoraient les mécanismes précis qui permettaient aux baleines à bosse de si bien s’orienter. Selon eux, l’orientation solaire et individuelle de chaque mammifère ne suffirait pas à expliquer autant de précision. Ainsi, ils espèrent en apprendre davantage en continuant leurs recherches : “Les mouvements relativement lents des baleines à bosse, combinés à leur capacité à naviguer avec une extrême précision sur de longues distances, présente de remarquables opportunités pour explorer les mécanismes alternatifs d’orientation migratoire basés sur l’analyse des données de trajectoire”, ont-ils écrit. Malgré le mystère, les baleines à bosse resteront donc à l’étude.Le 24 avril 2011 à 16:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Le fer des océans une aide contre le réchauffement climatique

first_imgLe fer des océans, une aide contre le réchauffement climatiqueSelon une étude menée par les universités McGill et Concordia et publiée dans la revue scientifique Nature, le fer présent dans les océans contribuerait à ralentir le réchauffement climatique en prélevant le dioxyde de carbone dans l’air.L’équipe dirigée par Yves Gélinas, professeur au département de chimie et de biochimie de l’Université Concordia, a analysé des sédiments provenant des quatre coins du monde. Les chercheurs ont alors découvert que les oxydes de fer captaient un cinquième de l’ensemble du carbone organique déposé sur le plancher océanique. Cette découverte qui aurait dû être une bonne nouvelle soulève toutefois des inquiétudes chez les scientifiques. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?En effet, les oxydes de fer sont des molécules menacées en raison d’une diminution des concentrations d’oxygène dans les environnements aquatiques. Une baisse causée notamment par la pollution. “Si la quantité d’oxygène dans un environnement aquatique passe en deçà d’un certain niveau, la production d’oxyde de fer est interrompue, ce qui ampute l’environnement d’une bonne partie de sa faculté naturelle à extraire le dioxyde de carbone présent dans l’atmosphère”, expliquent les chercheurs cités par l’AFP.Alors que des alertes sur la pollution des océans sont régulièrement émises par les spécialistes, “cette étude se présente aussi comme un plaidoyer indirect en faveur de la réduction des quantités d’engrais et autres contaminants riches en nutriments déversés dans les systèmes aquatiques”, a déclaré Karine Lalonde de l’Université Concordia. Le 18 mars 2012 à 12:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


These Are the BestSelling Amazon Prime Products of 2018

first_imgStay on target Amazon Prime members bought more than two billion products in 2018, according to a year-end report released by Amazon on Monday. The retail giant also said that more new members signed up for Prime in 2018 than in years prior.But what did Prime members add to their carts more than anything else? The most popular purchase of the year in the U.S. was the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote. The second most popular product, the Echo Dot, was the best-selling product on Amazon globally during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday weekend, the biggest shopping events of the year.If you need more gifting inspiration this holiday season, check out the other top-selling Amazon Prime tech products of 2018.Electronics:Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbuds HeadphonesFujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant CameraTile Mate Bluetooth TrackerTVs:TCL 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVLG Electronics 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TVSamsung 65-Inch 4K Smart TVMajor Appliances:Danby 120-Can Beverage CenterOpal Nugget Ice MakerDanby Compact RefrigeratorTools:Ergodyne N-Ferno Winter Balaclava Ski MaskLE LED HeadlampStreamlight Lithium BatteriesSports:ProSource Puzzle Exercise MatBowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)Spalding NBA Street BasketballPets:Chuckit! Ultra Dog BallNylabone Dura Chew Power Chew Textured RingMultipet Duckworth Duck Large Dog ToyToys & Games:Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm BlasterL.O.L. Surprise! Bigger SurprisePlay-Doh Modeling Compound 10-PackLuxury Beauty:EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum Facial SunscreenBioderma Sensibio HO Micellar WaterMario Badescu Facial SprayMore on Geek.com:Best Gifts for a Smarter HomeGeek’s Guide to Gaming GiftsThe Best Streaming Media Device What to Stream on Amazon Prime This WeekendEddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Soar High in ‘The Aeronauts’ … last_img read more


Seth Rollins announcement on ESPN Update on David Otungas WWE status

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jennifer Hudson ends custody battle with her ex Videos Articles Google+ WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? goddessroleplay June 19, 2017 at 3:41 am The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Peter Dolly Videos Articles Twitter Facebook Kurt Angle 3 COMMENTS #Who’sDavidOtunga? lol!!!!!!! Now Playing Up Next WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discovers his siblings through a 23andMe DNA test Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Cesaro Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions David Otunga: can’t wrestle, can’t commentate – still has a job.Too many people to list: could wrestle with an arm tied behind their back – released because they don’t make the juice flow out of Vince’s grapefruits.Makes sense. Comments are closed. #firedavidotunga WhatsApp June 19, 2017 at 2:09 am Austen Allen Seth Rollins announcement on ESPNWWE revealed this weekend that Seth Rollins would be appearing on ESPN SportsCenter on Monday morning (June 19) at 10:30 a.m. ET (9:30 a.m. CT) for a “big announcement.”According to multiple wrestling media reports by The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online and PWInsider.com, Rollins’ announcement will involve the new WWE 2K18 video game.Tune into @espn to see @WWERollins’ big announcement on @SportsCenter this Monday, 6/19, at 10:30 AM ET! pic.twitter.com/dhiMxqakB6— WWE (@WWE) June 16, 2017Update on David Otunga’s WWE statusIn a new interview with Muscle and Fitness, WWE commentator David Otunga revealed that he is currently beginning pre-production for a new film called “Live to Tell” in Atlanta.This likely means that Otunga’s planned returned to commentary for the RAW brand will be even further delayed. Booker T has been Otunga’s replacement on RAW since April.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Jennifer Hudson wont pay for exs home June 18, 2017 at 8:18 pmlast_img read more


Pursuit of stolen vehicle suspect ends in crash into Escondido house

first_imgPursuit of stolen vehicle suspect ends in crash into Escondido house September 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – A man suspected of driving a stolen pickup truck led police on a pursuit but was arrested Monday when he crashed into a house in Escondido, police said.The series of events began around 2 a.m. when an officer near the intersection of East El Norte Parkway and North Ash Street spotted a Toyota Tundra pickup truck that had been reported stolen, Escondido police Sgt. Ryan Banks said.A patrol officer tried to pull over the stolen truck, but the driver fled. The pursuit ended around 10 minutes later when the truck crashed into a house in the 500 block of Veronica Place, Banks said.The man driving the car and a woman in the passenger seat, both 18, were uninjured in the crash, Banks said.The driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and felony evading after being medically cleared for booking, Banks said.The woman was detained but later released, Banks said.No other injuries were reported.An estimate of the structural damage to the house was not immediately available. Posted: September 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more


5yearold Florida girl with rare cancer passes away after heartbreaking photo goes

first_imgGULF BREEZE, Fla. (WSVN) — A little girl in north Florida has passed away after the story of her cancer battle spread across the world.The family of 5-year-old Braylynn Lawhorn originally shared a heartbreaking photo of her with her grandfather weeping by her bedside in an effort to raise awareness of the deadly Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma tumor.Just days after the devastating picture went viral, Braylynn passed away.“Princess Braylynn has left us,” her mother wrote on Facebook Monday evening. “She can finally enter her kingdom. She fought so hard for so long, she exceeded everyone’s expectations.”According to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the tumor starts in the brain stem and usually affects children between the ages of 5 and 10. Experts say the rare tumor also has a low survival rate.“DIPG is a monster,” said Braylynn’s mother Ally Parker in a Facebook Post. “It seems as if it targets the people who have the most to lose, who are supposed to be the happiest, but also the people who are strong enough to deal with this gracefully and courageously.” According to a GoFundMe page for the family, Braylynn was diagnosed with the tumor on Dec. 7 and was given about a year to live. However, the family said on Jan. 4 Braylynn went to the hospital feeling congested. A few days later she was placed in hospice care, unconscious and unresponsive.That is when Braylynn’s mother Ally Parker wrote on Facebook, “In a few days I will have to bury this beautiful little girl. Months, maybe even weeks, later, I will have to bury my father. Both of my heroes, gone, within the same year…”The accompanying photo showed little Braylynn in her hospital bed while her grandfather wept at her bedside. Parker said her father has been diagnosed with ALS, and doesn’t have much longer to live.The family said they hope that by sharing the photo and showing their struggle with the disease, they can increase awareness of the illness.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


MARK YOUR CALENDARS Next Years Wilmington High School Plays Announced

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The WHS Lamplighters Drama Guild held their end-of-the-school-year banquet. As part of the celebration, next year’s plays were announced:Fall Play — Black Comedy — Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23One Act Play — Aces Over Eights: A New Western — Preview Night: Wednesday, February 26; METG Festival: Saturday, February 29Spring Musical — Mamma Mia — Friday, May 29 at 7pm; Saturday, May 30 at 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, May 31 at 2pmLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS Lamplighters Drama Guild Presents ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ On May 17-18In “Education”MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Next Year’s Wilmington High School Plays AnnouncedIn “Education”Next Year’s WHS Plays Announced; Watch Tribute Video To Barrows Auditorium + Mr. LIn “Education”last_img read more