Man questioned over Nantes cathedral fire

first_imgThey were awaiting authorization from firefighters to examine the platform on which the grand organ had stood.Cathedral rector Father Hubert Champenois said Saturday “everything was in order last night,” and that “a very close inspection was made before it closed, like every other evening.” The building was last hit by fire in 1972 and its roof took more than 13 years to repair.Regional fire chief Laurent Ferlay said Saturday the damage was not comparable to the 1972 blaze, or to last year’s devastating blaze at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.Much of Notre-Dame’s roof and wooden structure was destroyed, its steeple collapsed and fumes containing toxic molten lead billowed into the air.Topics : Prosecutors launched an arson investigation after the fire broke out on Saturday morning in three places at the gothic Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul.The blaze destroyed stained glass windows and the 17th century grand organ — a star attraction of the cathedral.About 100 firefighters saved the main structure, built between the 15th and 19th centuries.Sennes confirmed that experts from a police unit specialized in fire investigations were at the scene.  French investigators were on Sunday questioning a man who worked at the cathedral in the city of Nantes which was badly damaged by fire a day earlier, a prosecutor said.The man “was responsible for locking up the cathedral on Friday evening and investigators wanted to clarify elements of the schedule of this person”, prosecutor Pierre Sennes told AFP.But he emphasized that “any interpretation that could implicate this person in what occurred is premature” adding the questioning was part of “normal procedure”.last_img read more

Garden Lavender Pound Cake

first_img Sharing is caring! Food & DiningLifestyle Garden Lavender Pound Cake by: – July 25, 2011 27 Views   no discussions This rich, buttery pound cake is prepared with sugar that has been infused with the flavor of dried lavender blossoms for a truly unique taste experience. The only embellishment this cake needs is a drizzling of simple icing made with powdered sugar, butter, and lemon juice. This recipe makes enough for two loaves of this fabulous pound cake.Top ideas for dinner tonight:•30-minute (or less) spring dinners•Quick and easy chicken dishes•Garden-fresh entrée saladsingredients1 recipe Lavender Sugar (see recipe below)4 eggs1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter3/4 cup dairy sour cream2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup granulated sugar1 tablespoon vanilla1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel1 cup sifted powdered sugar1 tablespoon butter, melted3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juicedirections1.Prepare Lavender Sugar. Preheat oven to 325 degree F. Let eggs, the 1 cup butter, and sour cream stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and flour two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.2.In a large bowl beat the Lavender Sugar, granulated sugar, 1 cup butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed until very light and fluffy, about 4 minutes, scraping down sides frequently.3.Add the eggs, one at a time, beating on medium speed about 20 to 30 seconds after each addition.4.Alternately add flour mixture and sour cream to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until just combined. Stir in lemon peel. (Batter will be thick.) Stir in lemon peel. Spread mixture in the prepared pans. Bake about 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.5.In a small bowl mix powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon melted butter and enough lemon juice to make of drizzling consistency. Spoon over cake, letting some of it drip down the sides. Makes 24 servings (two 8-inch loaves).6.Lavender Sugar: In a spice grinder or food processor, grind 1/2 cup sugar with 1 to 2 tablespoons dried lavender blossoms.Receipe Source: Better Homes and Gardens Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Deputy Head of Japan’s Olympic committee tests positive to covid-19

first_img Loading… The deputy head of Japan’s Olympic committee, Kozo Tashima, tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, even as top government officials have reiterated that the Games would go ahead as scheduled and will not be held behind closed doors. The Japan Football Association (JFA), where Tashima, 62, doubles as the chairman, said he had travelled to Britain, the Netherlands and the United States from late February to early March, and was confirmed as positive for the virus on Tuesday afternoon. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that Group of Seven leaders had agreed to support a “complete” Olympics, but dodged questions about whether any of the leaders had brought up the possibility of postponement. 2020 Olympics: postponement gradually becoming imminent as organisers insist it will holdAdvertisement There is growing concern about whether the Olympics can proceed as planned now that the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic has brought business and social activity in countries across the world to a standstill and panic to financial markets. “I had a small fever and after I’ve got checked it also looks like I have symptoms of pneumonia, but I’m doing fine,” Tashima said through the JFA. He said he would continue treatment at a local health facility. Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said the Games would be held on time and with spectators present, but the organizers  said the torch relay kick off, slated for Fukushima on March 26, will be held without spectators. Read AlsoTokyo 1940: The Games that became the ‘Missing Olympics’ The JFA said it would disinfect its headquarters and investigate where those present at its board meetings have travelled. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truelast_img read more

Chinese football season to begin July 25 after five-month virus delay

first_img Loading… The Chinese Super League season will begin on July 25 after the coronavirus pandemic delayed it by five months, the country’s football association said on Wednesday. Guangzhou Evergrande’s head coach Fabio Cannavaro celebrates with his players and after winning the Chinese Super League last season. They will now be able to begin their delayed title defence from July 25 It is a major boost for sport in China and another sign of life returning to normality in the country where COVID-19 emerged late last year before spreading globally. The 16-team league, which had been originally due to kick off in February, will be played under a different format instead of the usual home-and-away competition. Clubs will be split into two groups, one in the northeastern city of Dalian and the other in Suzhou, near Shanghai, the China Football Association (CFA) said. The CFA said the league would “strictly abide by the requirements of national epidemic prevention work”. But the CFA statement did not say whether fans would be allowed to attend, or which teams will play in each group in the revamped format. The CSL, which has drawn international interest in recent years by luring big-name players and coaches on world-leading wages, had been scheduled to start on February 22. However, it became one of the first sporting victims of the coronavirus in January when the new season was indefinitely postponed. The CFA said in February that it would introduce an extra transfer window before the league started to help clubs struggling to complete player transfers due to the outbreak. The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) became the first professional sports league in China to resume on June 20, although no fans are allowed to attend matches. The CBA has similarly divided up into two groups in two cities to prevent the spread of infections. There has only been one confirmed coronavirus case among Chinese Super League players – Shandong Luneng’s former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The Belgian international tested positive in March, just after returning to China for the new season, and spent three weeks in hospital. Chinese clubs have endured a long pre-season as they awaited the new campaign, with most beginning their disrupted preparations at the start of the year. The defending champions are Guangzhou Evergrande, coached by Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro, but of their opponents from last season will be missing. Read Also: La Liga: Barcelona suffer title blow in Atletico Madrid draw Cash-strapped Tianjin Tianhai disbanded during the shutdown and will be replaced by Roberto Donadoni’s Shenzhen FC, who were relegated last season. Football leagues across the globe have returned to action in recent weeks with no spectators and strict virus prevention measures in place. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Moses laments Europa League loss

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Victor Moses donates N10m to Wigan Former Nigerian international, Victor Moses, has expressed regrets over Inter Milan’s 3-2 loss to Sevilla in the Europa League final at the weekend.Moses stated this via his verified Twitter handle on Monday. He tweeted: “Devastated to lose the final on Friday. We gave everything but it just wasn’t to be.“Thank you so much to all of the fans for your amazing support for the team during the season.”Moses starred for 12 minutes after replacing Danilo D’Ambrosio in the energy sapping encounter in Cologne.Sevilla remain the undisputed kings of the Europa League, winning the tournament for a sixth time after a dramatic and absorbing 3-2 comeback against Inter Milan in the final behind closed doors.Tags: EuropaInter MilanSEVILLAVictor Moseslast_img read more

Alan Pardew questions costly Dwight Gayle dismissal after Palace suffer defeat

first_img And four minutes into stoppage time Payet raced onto Lanzini’s through-ball before deftly chipping Wayne Hennessey to seal West Ham’s fourth away win of the season – and their best according to manager Slaven Bilic. “We had to be patient and stay in position,” said Bilic. “It’s not easy to score against a team basically defending with nine men. “I was more pleased with performance in the first half. We came here with respect for Palace, they are doing well, they have quality and are the best in the country at set-pieces. “I told the players last night to forget about beating Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, and that this is the game I am looking forward to. “We had to match them and hope our quality on the ball would make the difference – and it did.” The sides were locked at 1-1 after Yohan Cabaye’s penalty cancelled out Carl Jenkinson’s opener when striker Gayle launched into a rash challenge on Dimitri Payet. Having been booked for that, Gayle should surely have known better than to slide in on Cheikou Kouyate a minute before half-time. Press Association Alan Pardew admitted Dwight Gayle’s sending-off proved costly as 10-man Crystal Palace were floored by two late goals to go down 3-1 at home to West Ham. Eagles boss Pardew felt referee Mark Clattenburg was quick to produce a second yellow and Gayle’s indiscipline was crucial as West Ham eventually snatched victory through goals from Manuel Lanzini and Payet. “The first challenge from Dwight was bad and was a yellow card,” said Pardew. “But the second, he’s missed the ball by about a centimetre. Perhaps he shouldn’t have made the challenge, and he will have to learn from that, but I still think the referee was hasty. “I said to the referee at half-time ‘did it really warrant that’? Perhaps if he’d taken a couple of seconds after the tackle he might have given him a final warning. I thought the game deserved that. “It kind of knocked the occasion – although not for West Ham, because it played into their hands.” Jenkinson bagged his second goal in two games with a fine 23rd-minute strike, only for the right-back to promptly give away a penalty when he knocked Gayle over in the opposite box. Cabaye tucked away the penalty – but Gayle had encroached in the area, forcing a retake which the France midfielder neatly dispatched into the opposite corner. The 10 men appeared to have held on for a point until the 88th minute when Mauro Zarate crossed to fellow substitute Andy Carroll, who headed back across goal for Lanzini to lash home. last_img read more

7-Year-Old Boy Shot in Head at Fort Lauderdale Home

first_imgA 7-year-old boy was shot in the head Thursday morning at a home in Fort Lauderdale, according to authorities.The shooting occurred around 9:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of NW Second Avenue.Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman Casey Liening says no foul play is suspected.However, it remains unclear whether the boy, who was identified as Breyson Plummer by his by grandmother, accidentally shot himself or was accidentally shot by someone else.The child was taken to Broward Health Medical Center. His condition has not been released.According to neighbors, Plummer lives at the home where the shooting occurred, as do several other children.Some of those people told Miami television station WPLG that they have complained about issues at the home for several months.last_img read more

Ukpong Anticipates Tough Challenge in Jide Bademosi U-19 Cricket Tourney

first_imgAs he spoke, the Lagos U-19 team was in training at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in preparation for the tournament. Team co-ordinator and First Vice Chairman of the Lagos State Cricket Association, Barnaby Ephraim told our reporter that Team Lagos was targeting history. “We want to be the first winners of this tournament and the trophy. We will do our best to ensure we come back victorious,” he stressed.Chairman of EMR, Seye Fadahunsi said they decided to sponsor the four-day event as part of their corporate social responsibility. “We want to provide a platform where budding cricketers will meet, socialise and foster relationship among themselves.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tournament coordinator for the First Jide Bademosi U-19 cricket tournament,Okon Ukpong foresees a tough contest among the four teams that will be taking part in the tourney meant for teams in the South West region. The tournament gets underway from tomorrow at the Liberty Stadium Ibadan.Organisers said only four states; Lagos, Ogun, Osun and host Oyo will be represented in this maiden edition, which is an initiative of Energy and Mineral Resources(EMR) who are also the sponsors.Team Osun have already arrived Ibadan and are training hard to ensure they get acclimatised to both the playing conditions and the facility on offer.“They have been in Ibadan for two days now,” Ukpong said yesterday in Lagos, pointing out that Osun’s early arrival could give them an advantage over other teams from outside Ibadan.“It is not going to be business as usual for the teams because the level of seriousness among them is high and I predict a very keen competition ahead,” he added.last_img read more

Mark Frissora – Caesars future growth must be guided by responsibility & diversity commitments

first_img AIDP adds two new global advisors August 12, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Related Articles Nasdaq-listed Caesars Entertainment Corporation has released its ninth ‘Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR Report’, detailing its sustained commitment to its employees., communities and wider stakeholders.The US gambling group continues its corporate guidance under the ‘People, Planet, Play’ framework which seeks to deliver a positive corporate impact on society.‘People, Planet, Play’ focuses on five core responsibility dynamics; improving employee well-being, increasing diversity and inclusion, delivering social/community values, leading industry social responsibility practices and protecting the environment.“The ninth annual report highlights Caesars Entertainment’s leadership in areas important to our company and society,” said Mark Frissora, President and CEO of Caesars Entertainment.“As we expand our presence internationally, we are finding that PEOPLE PLANET PLAY is a core driver of value and a differentiator in new markets. It demonstrates that we continue to make new and exciting commitments to further enhance the value we bring to our guests, team members and communities.”Publishing its 2017/18 CSR report, Caesars will launch a new ‘domestic partner benefits’ scheme inbound for 2019, which will widen the scope of its employee benefits to family members and partners.“The updated benefits widen Caesars’ offering to new and current employees by enhancing the opportunities for the same sex as well as opposite-sex domestic partners. Benefits include medical, dental and vision plan options, short and long-term disability, life insurance and a selection of other voluntary benefits” details Caesar’s corporate update.Further CSR highlights see Caesars indexed as an A-score US enterprise in the carbon-disclosure-project (CDP) global rankings.On diversity and inclusion, Caesars details significant progress on its mandate to deliver ‘gender equity’ in leadership by 2015.“In 2017, 32 percent of managers were people of color, 4 percentage points higher than the national average of 28 percent”.“Caesars Entertainment is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and strives to treat our employees equally,” said Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive VP of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility for Caesars Entertainment.“We know our team members perform best when they can feel confident and know that their loved ones are well-cared for. This new offering is a reflection of the tremendous diversity found in our 65,000 team members worldwide.” Share Share Submitlast_img read more

Dodgers’ bullpen seems settled, but it doesn’t mean team isn’t still looking

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> The heavy lifting was done in December when the Dodgers were able to re-sign in-house free agents Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner and Rich Hill. Just this past week, the Dodgers’ front office concluded their winter-long search for a second baseman when they traded for Logan Forsythe.That just leaves one thing to worry about — and it’s the same thing Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman says always worries him.“I don’t think you ever get to a place with the bullpen where you feel like you’re done,” Friedman said Saturday at Dodger Stadium. “It’s something that every year, heading into the season, it scares me. … It’s obviously a very tricky part of roster construction.”Friedman joked that the seasons when he was most worried about the bullpen usually turned out to be the years when his bullpen performed best — and vice versa. Even if an ‘under construction’ sign remains permanently fixed to any bullpen in Friedman’s mind, the Dodgers’ current relief corps looks to be largely settled with spring training just over two weeks away.General manager Farhan Zaidi offered that there are “some interesting guys still out there” on the free agent market. But the relievers in that group — veterans like Joe Smith, Fernando Salas and Sergio Romo — appear to hold little interest for the Dodgers. Veteran Joe Blanton (who surprisingly emerged as the Dodgers’ most reliable setup man last season) remains unsigned as well and “it’s not lost on us what a significant part of our bullpen he was last season,” Friedman said.But that successful 2016 (a 2.48 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in a team-high 75 appearances) might have pushed the 36-year-old Blanton’s market beyond what the Dodgers are willing to pay after extending themselves farther than expected (a combined $192 million) to re-sign Jansen, Turner and Hill. The same financial restraint has probably kept the Dodgers from bidding aggressively for other bullpen options.“Obviously we committed significant resources (to re-signing their in-house free agents),” Friedman said. “I think it impacts everywhere, just how you allocate. It obviously has trickle-down effects.”Zaidi pointed out that the Dodgers’ bullpen performed “at the top of baseball” last year and can look forward to full seasons from players like Josh Fields and Grant Dayton who emerged as key pieces late in the year. The only additions to last year’s group figure to be of the type already signed — former Tampa Bay Ray Steve Geltz and former San Diego Padre Brandon Morrow both of whom signed minor-league contracts with non-roster invitations to spring training. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “I think the arms are there,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts who made a major-league record 606 pitching changes in 2016. “It’s more of a situation where somebody’s gotta emerge, sort of what Joe Blanton did for us last year.“We’ve got a lot of options. It’s more about who’s going to step up and pitch those innings.”Weighty mattersOutfielder Yasiel Puig lifted his shirt onstage to show the crowd at Dodger Stadium for Saturday’s FanFest how well he is doing in satisfying the Dodgers’ request for him to get leaner in 2017. Puig has hired a nutritionist and a chef, Roberts said – though they didn’t appear to be part of the entourage throwing ‘YP’ logo hats to the crowd as Puig made his FanFest appearance.Catcher Yasmani Grandal, meanwhile, has cut meat from his diet this winter and expects to report to spring training 10 pounds below his usual playing weight and 20 pounds lower than he normally starts spring training. Grandal said he is “a little worried” about being too light and will probably add meat back into his diet this spring.Fitness and diet aren’t the only issues for Puig this season as he tries to bounce back from a disappointing 2016 that included a month-long demotion to Triple-A and serial attempts by the Dodgers to trade him.“It was not a good experience going to Triple-A,” Puig said, conducting his interview in English. “But that was my fault – coming in late, not going to meetings on time with my teammates and coaches. That was the reason.”Roberts said he has spoken with Puig multiple times during the winter and “he’s in a great state of mind right now.”NotesUtilityman Kiké Hernandez plans to play for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Outfielder Joc Pederson, however, said he turned down an invitation to play for Team Israel. As a minor leaguer four years ago, Pederson was the youngest player on Team Israel during the qualifying rounds for the WBC. … Roberts said 20-year-old left-hander Julio Urias will definitely have an innings limit in 2017 — “he is still a young man.” Roberts has mentioned the possibility that Urias will stay behind in Arizona for extended spring training after the Dodgers break camp as a way to save those innings for later in the year. “It’s a team decision,” Urias said through an interpreter. “I’m just going to get ready and wait for their decision. I’ll respect it whatever it is.” … Friedman said he is “cautiously optimistic” about reports that Hyun-Jin Ryu has already been throwing off a mound. If Ryu can make a comeback from shoulder and elbow surgeries that limited him to one start in the past two years “it would be a real boon to us,” Friedman said.last_img read more

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