Sala plane wreckage found in Channel

He added: “Tonight our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David.” Skip Twitter post by @davidlmearns Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN. As agreed with the AAIB they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala — David Mearns (@davidlmearns) February 3, 2019 There were emotional tributes to the footballer as Cardiff played their first home game since the disappearance earlier on Saturday. An online appeal had raised £324,000 for the private search, which began on Sunday. Working jointly with the AAIB, Mr Mearns’ ship and another search vessel, …

Artist crafts Doddie Weir stamp portrait

Image copyright ESMS Many of the stamps are more than 60 years old and include 10 Penny Reds and 10 Jubilee Half Pennies from the reign of Queen Victoria. Image copyright ESMS The Scottish artist, who now lives in Trinidad, said: “I was back home in Scotland recently and I saw Doddie Weir on television and was moved by his story.” Related Topics Art Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Skiing World Cup: Shiffrin takes aim at record books with win at Maribor

(CNN)Mikaela Shiffrin maintained her dominance on Saturday with her 13th victory of the season, comfortably winning the slalom World Cup event at Maribor, Slovenia. “It’s always a big fight, but it’s something I’m really proud of this whole season. My team has done a great job … it’s hard to put it into words.” The win came a day after Shiffrin finished tied for first place in the giant slalom with Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova. The results earned Shiffrin a Golden Fox Trophy, awarded to the highest finisher in both technical disciplines for the tournament in Maribor. “The first time I won the Golden Fox I thought, I’m starting to be more than just a slalom skier and that’s a nice …

Six Nations: England shock Ireland with impressive opening win

(CNN)England opened its Six Nations campaign with a commanding performance on Saturday, beating tournament favorite Ireland 32-20 in Dublin. Slade provided two tries for England, while Owen Farrell notched three conversions. “I really enjoyed it today,” Slade said to ITV Sport after the match. “We had two weeks to prepare for the game and we executed it perfectly today. “It’s a great feeling to come over here and get a win. Obviously, it’s a top side, and a top place to come out and play. We had a lot of defending to do.” The win will provide a major respite for England head coach Eddie Jones, who has been under fire in his third year in charge. The Australian withstood …

A media member asked Bill Belichick for a selfie during his Super Bowl press conference

Atlanta (CNN)Here’s one that’s not seen or heard every day. In the middle of a Super Bowl press conference, a credentialed member of the media asked Bill Belichick if he would take a selfie with him. The reporter continued, saying, “Maybe if I just drop in front of the podium and you wave?” “Next question,” the moderator said. After the bizarre request, Belichick’s session remained slightly out of character for him, as the five-time Super Bowl champion cracked some more smiles and laughed during his scheduled time with reporters. Belichick also got a laugh out of reporters when he was asked about the weather in Atlanta, where the city had been bracing for the potential of snow or ice. “I …

Club owner tweets ‘inappropriate photo’

Image Copyright @Bigalanh5 @Bigalanh5 Report Report The Nottingham Post reported that he posted two screenshots of tweets from the same fan. Image copyright Twitter Mr Hardy took over as chairman of Notts County FC in 2017 and is also chief executive of office design firm Paragon Interiors and the owner of Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club. In November 2018, he was banned from driving after admitting speeding at 77mph in a 40 zone. Related Topics Nottingham Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Freeze continues as snow traps vehicles

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmbulance rescued on snowy road in Basingstoke Freezing temperatures are continuing into the weekend after snow once again left many motorists stuck in their vehicles overnight. Highways England said police had worked until 02:00 GMT on Saturday to free vehicles from the M3 near Basingstoke. And Kent Police tweeted it had had an “incredibly busy night” with “numerous” collisions and stranded cars. The Met Office said temperatures could reach -16C (3F) in Scotland on Saturday night but that Sunday should be milder. Highways England South East operations manager Robert Bell said: “We have every sympathy for drivers who found themselves stranded in the severe weather. Report End of Twitter post by @KentHighways …

Let’s hear it for the boys, cheering in the NFL

(CNN)Back when I was growing up, girls and boys had to pick a side, right around fourth grade. Either you were a cute, giggly girl who all the boys liked and you dreamed of being voted most popular, or you were a cool boy who loved football, fighting and girls, only girls. Thankfully, times have changed for the better, though hateful attacks against the LGBTQ community and recent Trump-era decisions, such as the military ban on transgender people, can feel like a giant step backward. The constant fight for equality for women and the LGBTQ community has brought some legislative protections and understanding around gender identity and roles. I say good riddance to rigid rules of gender roles that betray …

Moving mountains: Britain channels James Bond to become alpine force

(CNN)A fibre-glass mannequin stands strapped into a pair of ski boots angled at 45 degrees and somewhat bizarrely spray painted in pink. Occasionally, the mannequin gets clothed and disrobed in a variety of cutting-edge ski wear in between taking a battering from the elements inside a wind tunnel on England’s south coast. Britain’s skiing sensation: Dave Ryding The approach of Hunt, who took up the role in 2016, has echoes of the marginal gains philosophy set up by Sir Dave Brailsford at British Cycling and Team Sky, understandable in that Hunt was formerly a key coach behind much of Britain’s early track cycling success. His body’s innovation team is known as Q Division — a nod to the fictional character …

Four things to expect this week

It’s Monday, it’s a new week, and while we won’t pretend to know everything that’s going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of what’s coming up. Here’s your briefing on some of the most important and interesting stories happening in the week ahead. 1) Where next for Brexit? What’s happening? On Tuesday, British MPs will hold a day-long debate and then a vote on the prime minister’s amended deal on how to leave the European Union in late March. Why does it matter? None of these amendments have to be adopted, but it would be very uncomfortable indeed for the prime minister if one of them got significant support. A reminder: on Tuesday, there will …

3 Instagrammable Winter Getaways To Take With Your Friends Betches

Much to the dismay of single people around the globe, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The holiday gives the green light to couples to partake in romantic dinners, excessive PDA, and dry humping in the corner of da’ club (pls don’t). This year, why not escape the chaos with a Galentine’s Day trip with your single friends? We rounded up three great options—perfect to escape Cupid, his stupid arrow, and your annoying friends who are coupled up. Even if you can’t get your sh*t together in time for Galentine’s Day, these destinations make for amazing getaways during any season—but especially during winter. Oh, and by “getaways” we mean “Instagrams”. Namaste, Nah…I’m Gonna Go To Hawaii There is no …

Cara Delevingne recreates Janet Jackson’s ‘iconic’ topless cover in new fashion campaign

But it was her tribute to Jackson that drew the biggest response. DISNEY STAR DOVE CAMERON DEFENDS ‘SEXY’ BIKINI SELFIE: ‘I LOVE THE FEMALE BODY’ A photo featuring French fashion designer Olivier Rousteing covering Delevingne’s bare chest gave fans some serious nostalgia. Many were quick to point out it resembled Jackson’s famous 1993 “Rolling Stone” cover, which was published when she was 24 years old. “Iconic,” Rousteing said of Jackson’s vintage picture, which he shared on Instagram a day before releasing images from his 2019 spring campaign. The post garnered more than 75,000 likes. “We’re going back to basics: I wanted something pure and transparent.” — Olivier Rousteing “I love it,” one Instagram fan commented on the photos. “Incredible,” another echoed. “The work of …

Very Unexpected Paternity Test Results Creates Scandal At Swiss Zoo

Basel Zoo in Switzerland has been caught in a scandal that sounds like something straight off The Jeremy Springer Show. A paternity test has exposed some rather risqué goings-on in the orangutan enclosure.  At the center of it all is the 5-month-old Padma, whose paternity test threw up some unexpected results. To get to the nitty-gritty of the story, her father is not who the keepers thought he was.  Orangutans (Pongo abelii) at Basel Zoo are part of the Endangered Species Program. This means staff try to match couples so that the male and female orangutans have as little DNA in common as physically possible to encourage as much genetic diversity within the zoo as they can. And so, 11-year-old Maja was paired …

Freeze to continue as snow traps vehicles

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmbulance rescued on snowy road in Basingstoke Freezing temperatures are set to continue into the weekend after snow once again left many motorists stuck in their vehicles overnight. Highways England said police had worked until 02:00 GMT on Saturday to free vehicles from the M3 near Basingstoke. And Kent Police tweeted it had had an “incredibly busy night” with “numerous” collisions and stranded cars. The Met Office said temperatures could reach -16C (3F) in Scotland on Saturday night but that Sunday should be milder. Services on South Western Railway – which runs trains from London as far west as Exeter – could face disruption until midday on Saturday after “a band of …

Ex-minister criticises sports sex law delay

The law currently covers teachers, hospital workers and carers, but not sports coaches. ‘No brainer’ Ms Crouch – a Conservative MP who resigned as sports minister in November 2018 – told BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire programme that if the law was not brought in soon she would look to change the legislation herself, perhaps through a backbench private members’ bill. She described the law as a “no-brainer”. “It is about protecting vulnerable people from an abuse of power,” she said. “Frustratingly it seems to have got bogged down in bureaucracy at the Ministry of Justice, the department that owns the legislation.” The chief executive of the children’s charity NSPCC, Peter Wanless, said it was “absolutely outrageous” the law had not …