39 people found dead in UK truck identified

first_imgThe victimscame from six provinces – Haiphong, Hai Duong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh andHue – Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security said.    British policeare also searching for two brothers from Northern Ireland.(Reuters) British policehave been working with Vietnamese officials to identify the 31 men and eightwomen. All the victims’ families have been informed. Eight peoplewere arrested earlier this week by Vietnamese police, bringing the total numberof arrests there to 10. The bodies werefound in the early hours of Oct. 23 after the container arrived from Zeebruggein Belgium. center_img Police move the lorry container where bodies were discovered in Grays, Essex, Britain on Oct. 23. REUTERS/HANNAH MCKAY LONDON – The 39people who were found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck after beingsmuggled into Britain last month all came from Vietnam and have been formallyidentified. The driver ofthe truck has been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy totraffic people, and money laundering. last_img read more

Stock watch: Ervin Philips up, O-line and run defense down

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) dropped its second-consecutive road game over the weekend, losing to North Carolina State (4-1, 2-0), 33-25. The Orange only allowed seven points in the second half, but a late comeback push failed to overcome a first half in which it let up 26 points.Here’s a look at some of the standout performances.Stock up Ervin PhilipsSteve Ishmael’s hot start to the season brought the spotlight away from Philips in his senior year, but Philips’ 17 catches on Saturday reminded fans and opposing defenses that he’s one of the most dynamic weapons in the ACC. No Syracuse or ACC receiver had ever caught as many passes in one game.Part of Philips’ success stemmed from the fact that he was often shadowed by a linebacker instead of a nickel corner when lining up in the slot. It seemed every time SU needed a clutch catch, Philips came open in the middle, floating under a strike from quarterback Eric Dungey.With SU’s offense looking to be increasingly one-dimensional, substantial production from Philips will go a long way in the Orange’s attempt to hang with some of the country’s best offenses.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEric DungeyFor the second-straight week, Dungey threw an interception on his first pass of the game. From there on, however, he looked like the version of himself Syracuse will count on to take the offense to the next level.The junior accumulated 385 passing yards on 30-of-47 passing attempts. More than 200 yards came in the second half during the Dungey-led 18-point comeback attempt that featured a waved off touchdown because of an illegal formation penalty. On the ground, Dungey proved to be SU’s primary goal-line option, running for two touchdowns and a two-point conversion.Dungey is still healthy. His production has been above average. If he can maintain those two realities and the team can shore up the offensive line and running game, the offense could be poised to make good on its promised impending improvements.The secondaryAny doubts about the unit without Antwan Cordy appear to be fully resolved. Cornerback Scoop Bradshaw was beaten for a score on Saturday, but, beyond that, the secondary kept Wolfpack quarterback Ryan Finley in check. Finley finished with just 186 yards through the air.Bradshaw had a tackle for loss and two passes defensed. Fellow corners Chris Frederick and Devin M. Butler added two more breakups. Safeties Evan Foster and Jordan Martin combined for 13 tackles. The group is playing well, and if they can continue to cut down on the big mistakes, they’ll shore up the problem that’s been the difference between playing well and being the standout unit on the defense.Stock DownOffensive lineSU allowed six quarterback hurries and had to basically abandon the running game altogether at N.C. State. The struggles running the ball and protecting Dungey start, and stop, with the offensive line. Granted, they were going against a Wolfpack front seven that’s far from unimpressive, but at some point, SU will need to see results. After the game, head coach Dino Babers said that shortcomings stem from youth and lack of size on the line, so don’t expect them to magically grow from week to week. Any major strides will have to come in the offseason.Dungey was fairly locked in with both Philips and Ishmael and SU’s passing attack was still effective, but not enough so to win. The line can’t have performances like it did Saturday if SU wants to hang with top-tier opponents.Cole MurphyThe senior kicker sent the opening kickoff to the corner of the field where it trickled out of bounds, resulting in an illegal procedure penalty and giving N.C. State the ball at the 35-yard line. That’s a free pass at a solid return without having to do the work for it. Kickers at the college level should boot the ball out of bounds. Murphy’s reached double digits in kickoffs sent out of bounds since the beginning of last season. He also missed a 48-yard field goal attempt.Redshirt sophomore punter Sterling Hofrichter eventually replaced Murphy. He kicked off twice and both were returned. He also nailed a 38-yard field goal, using a line-drive shot to avoid the wind that made Murphy’s attempt so tough.Lingering kicker problems are an easy way to lose a close game. Syracuse would be fortunate to resolve this issue soon.Run defenseN.C. State ran at will for most of the game, finishing with 256 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Two running backs averaged more than six yards per carry. The most vivid images that linger after the loss are linebackers Zaire Franklin and Austin Valdez failing to tackle Wolfpack running back Jaylen Samuels on his way to the end zone.It doesn’t matter how well the secondary is playing if the defense as a whole can’t stop the run.Andy Mendes | Digital Design Editor Comments Published on October 1, 2017 at 10:02 pm Contact: [email protected] | @jtblosslast_img read more

Roger, over and out? Federer ready to keep Father Time at bay

first_imgMonday’s loss also exposed new frailties in his game.He finished with 77 unforced errors and 10 double faults and squandered set points in the second and third sets.According to the ATP, he had just 49% of first serves — his second-lowest in his 98 US Open matches and fifth-lowest in his career 393 Grand Slam matches.His double-fault count was his second-most at the US Open and was tied for third-most at Grand Slams.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That was Federer’s earliest departure from Wimbledon — where he is an eight-time champion — since his shock second round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013.But Federer has been here before and defied his doubters.After winning his 17th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2012, he went without a win at the majors for almost five years until beating old rival Rafael Nadal in the 2017 Australian Open final.In between, he had also suffered a third round loss to Andreas Seppi in Melbourne two years earlier.That victory came after his world ranking had slumped to 16, his lowest in 15 years.ADVERTISEMENT — Boom, bust, boom —Since then, he has added the 2017 Wimbledon title and successfully defended his Australian crown in January this year.Put simply, in his last six Grand Slam tournaments he has won three and made two quarter-finals.In February this year, he became the oldest ever world number one.All of the sport’s top players have endured slumps.Current world number one Rafael Nadal didn’t win a Grand Slam for three years between his 2014 and 2017 Roland Garros triumphs.He has since added the 2017 US Open and an 11th Roland Garros this year, taking his total to 17, just three behind Federer.When Novak Djokovic completed the career Grand Slam in Paris in 2016, he suffered a majors drought which only ended at Wimbledon this year.Federer’s many sponsors still have faith in the Swiss legend — at Wimbledon this year, he penned a $300 million deal with Japanese clothing giants Uniqlo, ending a career-long link with Nike.However, there are still speed bumps that need to be flattened for Federer.If he repeats as Australian Open champion in 2019, he will surpass Ken Rosewall as the oldest ever winner of a Grand Slam title. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It was also the 37-year-old’s first loss at the tournament against a player ranked outside the top 50 in 41 outings.“It was just hot. No shame there. These things unfortunately sometimes happen,” said the world number two after his bid to win a sixth US Open, 10 years after his fifth, sunk in the crushing humidity of an airless Arthur Ashe Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“So, you know, move on and take a rest. Then I come back for the Laver Cup (in Chicago) and hopefully finish the year strong.”Monday’s defeat followed Federer’s surprise quarter-final exit at Wimbledon where he lost 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 to South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in a tie where he had a match point. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img James stands with Nike amid Kaepernick ad controversy LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns the ball to Australia’s John Millman during their 2018 US Open Men’s Singles tennis match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZRoger Federer surveyed the wreckage of his US Open exit at the hands of John Millman, insisting there was “no shame” in defeat and challenging the wisdom of anybody brave enough to start penning his career obituary.His 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) defeat to world number 55 Millman was his earliest in New York in five years.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Hundreds of pro-LNG tweets go to Ottawa

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — FSJ for LNG was at the Fort St. John Trade Show this past weekend, and out of it, they got almost 1,000 photos of residents standing for LNG development to send to Ottawa.FSJ for LNG’s twitter feed is now flooded with 965 photos that were taken of residents on the weekend, and subsequently tweeted to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna.“Northern BCs economy and jobs are at stake Say YES 2 #LNGinBC,” the tweets state.Northern BCs economy and jobs are at stake Say YES 2 #LNGinBC @ec_minister @JustinTrudeau @Canadianpm @cathmckenna pic.twitter.com/ZuelAT2sOb— FSJ for LNG (@FSJforLNG) April 10, 2016- Advertisement -Northern BCs economy and jobs are at stake Say YES 2 #LNGinBC @ec_minister @JustinTrudeau @Canadianpm @cathmckenna pic.twitter.com/i3v2CMySrEAdvertisement — FSJ for LNG (@FSJforLNG) April 10, 2016Alan Yu with FSJ for LNG said the idea originally came from one of his meetings with Mayor of Fort St. John Lori Ackerman in the past.While the Prime Minister and a federal cabinet minister are both bound to have tons of social media notifications day in and day out, Yu said he’s confident they will see their message from the northeast.FSJ for LNG also took the initiative to send letters to the Prime Minister and cabinet members, in support of the LNG industry every day until June 15. Yu said the process will start next week.Advertisement Another photo booth session, by Kristi Leer of Fort Nelson, will be taking place at the Fort Nelson and District Trade Show, which takes place on the last weekend of the month.last_img read more