== Patisserie to pay out ==Patisserie chain, Le Pain Quotidien has been ordered to pay £27,000 after a customer fell 12ft down an open delivery hatch in the shop floor in Kensington, West London. Doctor Mohan Gopal crashed into lift machinery before landing on the basement floor of the shop. Village du Pain, the chain’s parent company, was ordered to pay £7,500 in compensation, £7,000 in costs and fined £12,500.== Britvic restructures ==Britvic Ireland has announced proposals to “restructure and right-size its operations”, which could result in 145 job cuts at Britvic Ireland. The business is currently in consultation with staff on the plans, which it has said seek to “underpin sustainable business growth and enhance group integration”.== Scots explore exports ==Industry organisation Scotland Food and Drink is to hold a two-day conference, which will look at ways for Scottish producers and SMEs to tap into export markets. The International Conference, on 11 February and 26 March, will be held at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry.== UK barista final ==ScotHot, the Scottish foodservice and hospitality event, is to host the final of the UK Barista Championships 2009 on Wednesday, 4 March, alongside the show’s newest feature, Café Life Scotland. Twenty-four UK baristas, will battle it out to win a trip to represent the UK in the World Barista Championships.Scottish bakery finedGalashiels-based Scottish bakery Jackie Lunn has been fined £3,500 at Selkirk Sheriff’s Court, after a teenage girl suffered injuries to her hand, crushed as she fed dough into a biscuit-making machine.
On Feb. 2, multiple former Trojans will showcase their talents in an attempt to take home the title of Super Bowl XLVIII champions.Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stole the spotlight after the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers due to his passionate post-game rant. With 22 seconds left in the game, Sherman tipped the ball away from 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, but it was former Trojan linebacker Malcolm Smith who came up with the interception in the end zone to clinch the game and the berth to the Super Bowl.Smith, the younger brother of former Trojan wideout Steve Smith, played at USC from 2007-2010, recording 96 tackles and one interception in his career. The Northridge, Calif. native also played on special teams during his first two years as a Trojan. Smith was drafted by the Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft, going 242nd overall. This season with the Seahawks, Smith has 34 tackles and two interceptions.Smith is joined on the Seahawks by former Trojan linebacker Mike Morgan. From 2006-2010, Morgan recorded 83 tackles. Originally from Dallas, Tex., Morgan also played on special teams at USC. Morgan went undrafted in the 2011 NFL draft, but was later signed by the Seahawks, who might have been impressed by his 4.64 40-yard-dash time. This season, Morgan contributed six total tackles for Seattle.Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy will also represent USC at the Super Bowl, but hasn’t played this season after being placed on injured reserve. From 2006-2009, McCoy caught 24 passes for 274 yards for the Trojans. In the 2010 NFL draft, Seattle took McCoy in the sixth round, 185th overall.For the Broncos, offensive tackle Winston Justice will carry on the Trojan legacy. The eight-year NFL veteran played at USC from 2002-2005. He was drafted 39th overall, in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Justice has fought injuries all season, but is listed as probable for the Super Bowl.Both the Broncos’ and the Seahawks’ coaching staffs also feature former Trojan greats.Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is known as one of the greatest USC coaches in school history. From 2000-2009, Carroll posted a .835 winning percentage as head coach. Carroll led the Trojans to two national championships, produced three Heisman Trophy winners and boasted a national-record 33 consecutive weeks as the Associated Press’ top-ranked team. ESPN ranked the Trojans of 2000-2009 the best college football team of the decade. Carroll coached in the NFL prior to his tenure with the Trojans. The University of the Pacific graduate coached the New York Jets in 1994 for one unsuccessful season before leading the New England Patriots to the playoffs in 1997 and 1998. Carroll’s Patriots teams never made it past the Divisional Round of the playoffs. With the Seahawks, Carroll has gone 38-26 and reached the playoffs three times.The Denver Broncos’ defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was a Trojan linebacker from 1981-1984 while also playing for USC’s baseball team. Del Rio was voted the co-MVP of the 1985 Rose Bowl, and was drafted 68th overall in the third round of the 1985 NFL Draft. The Castro Valley, Calif. native served as the interim head coach of the Broncos for four games earlier this season, when head coach John Fox was recovering from heart surgery. He also served as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-2011, taking what was at the time one of the worst-performing franchises in the NFL to the playoffs twice.Smith, Morgan, McCoy and Justice will add to the 104 previous Trojans who have appeared in Super Bowls. After this game, USC will have been represented in all but five of the 48 Super Bowls.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But the Dons continued to fight back and get shots. They pulled within one on a goal by Alex Rodriguez, who was at the right place at the right time as he directed a pass that deflected off a couple of players and into the net. The Dons, down by one, had a chance to tie the game, but Marshall goalie Eric Alvarenga stepped up and made a big save. The Dons had a player break into the penalty area and he tried to go around Alvarenga, who dove and stopped him from getting by. Near the end of the second half, Marshall had a chance to put the game away, but a great defensive play stopped the threat. Marshall got the ball behind the defense and the goalie came out to make the play. But a Marshall player went around him and took a shot into what appeared to be an empty net. A Dons defender seemingly came from out of nowhere to make the save. “It took pure guts,” Marshall High School Marshall coach Claine Plummer said. “We fought for every ball, and sacrificed our bodies.” Sierra Vista carried the play for most of the second half and Salvador Aguilera scored to make it 2-1. After a Sierra Vista foul, the Eagles were awarded a free kick. Omar Siodia took it and scored. LA PUENTE – held off a second-half rally by Sierra Vista en route to a 3-2 victory on Wednesday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division V boys soccer playoffs. Marshall got two first-half goals from Cesar Barajas to take a 2-0 lead.
E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES WATCH: ’08 Celtics squad bares dispute with Ray Allen WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Allen, on the other hand, went on to capture another NBA title in South Beach before calling it quits. Khristian Ibarrola /ra Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The estranged former comrades posed for a photo together, while appearing at the Super Penguin Basketball Celebrity Game at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China over the weekend.“Time to get the band back together,” “The Truth” wrote on Instagram, tagging the rest of the “Big 4” members, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo.“No matter what happen we all formed a special bond that can never b broken,” he added, using the hashtags #burythehatchet and #onceacelticalwaysaceltic.Meanwhile, the pair have both walked away from the NBA, with Pierce recently signing a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Celtics.NBA: Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s jersey next seasonADVERTISEMENT After winning an NBA Championship together in 2008, former Boston Celtics teammates Paul Pierce and Ray Allen did not have an amicable parting of ways, as the latter left for the Miami Heat in 2012.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut after admitting “being hurt” by the sharpshooter’s decision to jump ship during an appearance on TNT’s “Area 21” back in May, it seems that Pierce has let bygones be bygones and reunited with Allen.ADVERTISEMENT NU rolls to 2nd win Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients ‘Twist of fate:’ Senate probe into GCTA a reunion for Gordon, Faeldon PLAY LIST 02:23‘Twist of fate:’ Senate probe into GCTA a reunion for Gordon, Faeldon01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Dodgers honor their past at Old-Timers’ Game MOST READ The final caution came when Takuma Sato, driving the same car he won the Indianapolis 500 in two weeks ago and pushing for another, got his left side slightly into the grass on the front stretch, with five laps to go. That sent him spinning, and also took out Scott Dixon.It was the 31st career victory for Power, and his second this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSimon Pagenaud was third, ahead of defending race champion Graham Rahal. Gabby Chaves finished fifth and Marco Andretti in sixth was the only other driver to finish all 248 laps at the 1 1/2-mile track. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Will Power (12), of Australia, speeds out of his stall after a pit stop past Mikhail Aleshin (7), of Russia, during an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway. APFORT WORTH, Texas — Will Power won a wild IndyCar race under caution at the repaved and reconfigured Texas track with only eight of the 22-car field actually crossing the finish line Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Power finished ahead of Tony Kanaan, who other drivers blamed for an earlier nine-car crash that led to a nearly 31-minute red flag.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Russia continued their dream run at the FIFA World Cup 2018 as they beat Spain 4-3 on penalties to qualify for the quarter-finals on Sunday night in Moscow.The lowest-ranked team in the competition managed to stun the 2010 world champions, who are ranked 10 currently after holding them to a 1-1 draw in regulation time and then edging them 4-3 via penalties.Russia’s Igor Akinfeev, who was also adjudged the man-of-the-match, saved penalties from Koke and Iago Aspas to take the hosts into the quarters where they will face Croatia, who also won on penalties against Denmark a few hours later in Novgorod.World Cup 2018: On night of penalty shootouts, goalkeepers turn superheroesThe host nation has been exceeding all expectations in this edition and has emerged as the team with the most goals (9) in the competition so far along with Belgium.As Akinfeev made the final save with his left foot to stop Aspas’ spot kick, massive celebrations took place in and outside the stadium in Moscow as the fans partied till the wee hours of the night.World Cup 2018: David De Gea trolled mercilessly after Spain crash outRussia had already defied expectations by reaching the World Cup last 16 for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union but after victory over Spain fans now believe the tournament’s lowest-ranked team could go all the way. World Cup 2018: Russian supporters celebrate the victory against Spain in the city centre in Moscow (Reuters Photo)”This is unreal, no-one thought it could happen. And now people are starting to believe,” said Yulia Gordinskaya who had Russian flags painted on her cheeks.advertisementAndres Iniesta announces Spain retirement after World Cup 2018 exit”Of course we can win the World Cup! We just need a bit of luck,” she said after the game.Street celebrations broke out almost immediately on a central Moscow square where a band erupted in a rendition of the Russian anthem as passing cars tooted their horns and men staggered out of a nearby bar waving Russian flags.Lowest ranked team of World Cup 2018 shocks former world championsAs darkness fell on the capital, fans leant out of car windows waving flags as crowds danced in the street in front of traffic policemen. Reuters Photo”This is a great victory for us, for the whole country, the soul of the country,” Mikhail Sitner, 34, from Moscow, said.World Cup 2018: Sergio Ramos and Spain heartbroken after knockout dramaWith celebrations in full swing, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Vladimir Putin, who did not attend the game, had watched it remotely from start to finish and called manager Stanislav Cherchesov to congratulate him.The unexpected success of the national team has been a political boon for Putin but the Russian president has attended only Russia’s opening World Cup match.World Cup 2018: Spain falter against another host nationPrime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who attended Sunday’s game with his wife, posted a photograph of himself and Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko clapping and celebrating with Russia’s players. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) congratulates members of team Russia after the match (Reuters Photo)Igor Akinfeev was the name on fans’ lips in the capital after the Russian goalkeeper and captain saved two penalties in the 4-3 shootout, including Spain’s final effort which he stopped with a trailing foot.World Cup 2018: Russia’s heroic goalkeeper was hoping for penalty shootout”We cheered so hard. Igor Akinfeev is just a legend,” said Gleb Lonshakov, as his friend shouted “man of the match!”So low were Russia’s expectations going into the tournament that a satirical song mocking the team went viral online, garnering more than nine million views on YouTube.”Honestly, before the tournament I had very low expectations, everyone was just hoping to God that we would get out of the group stage. And then we drew Spain, I thought everything would end,” said Sitner.”This morning I was very nervous but now it is time to celebrate.”Sergei Galunenko, 51, a construction worker, went further: “This is the birth of our national team, that’s what this victory means for us.”(With Reuters inputs)
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say El Hadji Diouf explains his constant criticism of Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEl Hadji Diouf stands by his criticism of former club Liverpool.The 38-year-old keeps in touch with fellow Senegalese Sadio Mane, who has netted four times already this campaign.Diouf said: “I’ve never hidden the fact that Liverpool didn’t treat me right and that they cherished some players better than me, even though I’d arrived with a better profile.“Sometimes, reporters will never get what goes on in the club and in the dressing room.“Don’t get me wrong: the club is run very well now, based on what I hear from Sadio Mane, but I feel I was seen as an outsider back then.“The upsetting thing is that Real Madrid and Barcelona had offered me more money, but I really wanted to go to Liverpool – and it ended up being one of my worst experiences.”
avery johnson alabamaFormer NBA point guard and head coach Avery Johnson was recently hired to take over the reins of the Alabama basketball program, which has reached just one NCAA Tournament in the past nine seasons. Johnson has a tall task ahead of him, but he has lofty goals for his new squad, saying during his introductory press conference his program will try and live up to the standard set by Duke, the 2014-15 national champions. “Duke University, that’s the standard for us here at the University of Alabama and our basketball program,” Johnson said. “The way they play defense and offense. The way they move the ball, that’s the standard. Nobody else is the standard. That’s the standard. Duke University. That’s why I’m here.”If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, it also makes for good publicity in this case. Judging by its Instagram post this morning, the Duke program is using Johnson’s quote to its marketing advantage.An obvious, but savvy move by Duke. We’re sure Johnson isn’t the only coach looking to get his program on the level of the Blue Devils but it’s easier said than done.
A New York Times report says Facebook gave some companies more extensive access to users’ personal data than it has previously revealed, letting them read private messages or see the names of friends without consent.The newspaper on Wednesday detailed special arrangements between Facebook and companies like Microsoft, Netflix and Spotify, in the latest revelations on how the social network shares user data.It says Facebook shared data with more than 150 companies through apps on its platform even if users disabled sharing.Facebook responded to the report in a blog post, which said the partnerships did allow features like “messaging integrations” but nearly all have been shut down over the past few months. None of the deals gave outside companies access to data without user consent, it said.The Associated Press
Kolkata: A one-of-its-kind exhibition by the teachers of Rabindra Bharati University titled “Propositions 2019″ will be inaugurated by Bidyut Chakraborty, Vice-Chancellor of Visva Bharati University, on March 19.The venue is Birla Academy of Art and Culture. Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Vice-Chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University will be present at the opening function. The exhibition is organised by the Faculty of Visual Arts, RBU. It is the only of its kind where the teachers will display their works. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”Propositions 2019” will showcase paintings, drawings, print making of 16 teachers of the faculty of Visual Arts, RBU. The teachers whose works will be on display are Aditya Prasad Mitra, Surajit Chanda, Dolon Champa Ganguly, Sohini Dhar among others. Initially, only the department of painting constituted the faculty. In the early 1980s, the faulty branched itself to five departments. These are paintings, sculpture, graphics painting, applied art and the history of art. The exhibition will encourage the students to see the works of their teachers. It may be mentioned that the Japanese government has recently given Rs 22 lakh to refurbish the Japan gallery of Rabindra Bharati museum.