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Man charged with sexual assault of teenage girlsMan charged with sexual assault of teenage girls

first_img Man charged with sexual assault of teenage girls Local NewsCrime By admin – February 27, 2018 Previous articleOPD searching for Target thievesNext articleLa Hacienda closed after fire code inspection admin WhatsApp Kyler Bruton Police charged a man Monday who reportedly had sex with two 16-year-old girls multiple times.A sexual assault involving a 16-year-old girl was first reported to the Odessa Police Department last November, identifying the suspect as 20-year-old Kyler Rexton Bruton, an OPD news release said.A second sexual assault was reported in December involving another 16-year-old girl, the release detailed.OPD detectives interviewed Bruton, the release stated, who admitted to having sex with both victims.Bruton was charged with five counts of sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony.Jail records show Bruton was taken to the Ector County Detention Center on five bonds of $250,000. Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

COVID-19: West Java reports six confirmed cases, one deathCOVID-19: West Java reports six confirmed cases, one death

Ridwan said that his administration had kept 706 suspected cases under surveillance and 182 others under observation. Of those under surveillance, 54 have been declared negative for COVID-19, while 28 others were still awaiting results, according to him.The West Java administration’s confirmation that the Cianjur case – a 50-year-old male employee at a state-owned enterprise – had indeed died of COVID-19 ran contrary to the Health Ministry’s claim earlier this month. It had insisted that the patient had previously tested negative for the coronavirus.“The patient in Cianjur is among those observed as negative. Therefore, he died not because of COVID-19,” said the ministry’s disease control and prevention directorate general secretary, Achmad Yurianto, on March 3.Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi was confirmed on Saturday evening to have been among the confirmed patients. He was labeled Case 76. (rfa)Topics : West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has announced that six West Java residents have tested positive for COVID-19, including one who died in Cianjur regency whom the Health Ministry had previously claimed was not COVID-19 positive.“The six positive cases include Case 1 and Case 2 who are residents of Depok, one Cianjur resident who died, two cases in Bekasi who are the wife and child of the Cianjur patient, one case in Bandung and one patient in Cirebon who has been undergoing treatment at the Sunan Gunung Jati General Hospital,” Ridwan told the press in Bandung on Sunday. It is unclear whether the four other cases are among the 117 cases announced by the Health Ministry on Sunday. read more

Stand Packer Night at Salina Speedway set for May 23Stand Packer Night at Salina Speedway set for May 23

first_imgBy Dusty WiegertSALINA, Kan. — A huge capacity crowd is guaranteed for Friday, on Salina Speedway’s Stand Packer Night.All fans have the opportunity to get in free courtesy of their favorite drivers. Each ticket is accepted until the grandstands hit their capacity at just over 3,000. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and carpool if possible.Each driver in attendance last weekend received their package of tickets to hand out to whoever wants them. The driver who hands out the most tickets that come back through the gate on race night will receive a special customized fire suit as an award courtesy of BSB Manufacturing and Salina Speedway. Drivers finishing in second through fifth place will receive a paid entry into the Mid-America Clash II year-end special, and sixth through 10th will receive one free pit pass to use during the season. And if that’s not enough race fans also get to be part of something special … fans entering the track that night will receive a ticket. If they bring that ticket back to the track with them the following week for the ASCS Sprint Car show they will be eligible for prizes given away that evening. Six divisions will be in action on May 23 to kick off the Memorial Weekend, including BSB Manufacturing NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Models, Belleville Motorsports IMCA Modifieds, Coors Light Street Stocks, M&H Motors IMCA Northern SportMods, Auto House Mod Lites, and Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks. Hot laps are scheduled for 7:15 p.m. with racing to follow.last_img read more

Piano playing a part in fine-tuning rising star Felix Auger-AliassimePiano playing a part in fine-tuning rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime

first_img100k Thank you all for following my journey! Much love #onlygettingstartedA post shared by Félix Auger-Aliassime (@felixaliassime) on Apr 2, 2019 at 8:04pm PDTIt may not be long before he is tickling the ivories to celebrate winning a first ATP Tour title, but Fontang says it is important not to expect too much so early in his career.Fontang, in his third season coaching Auger-Aliassime, added: “We are really focused on the development, everybody will be looking at his results and seeing when he is going to win but it’s very important that we stay focused on the process. Striking the right note off the court can help Felix Auger-Aliassime become one of tennis’ great entertainers.That is what is being preached by Frederic Fontang, one of two coaches nurturing the talent of a teenage prodigy who has experienced a rapid rise this season. Auger-Aliassime only turned 18 last August, but the Canadian has carried big expectations on his shoulders since becoming the youngest player to win a main-draw match on the ATP Challenger Tour at age 14.The Montreal native fueled further hype when he was crowned U.S. Open boys champion in 2016, before going on to win four Challenger titles.Auger-Aliassime has soared to new heights this year, becoming the youngest-ever Miami Open semifinalist last week after marching into a first ATP Tour final in Rio back in February.After climbing from outside the top 100 to 33rd in the space of six weeks, the gifted youngster is enjoying some hard-earned time off before starting his clay-court season.Fontang — who shares coaching responsibilities with Guillaume Marx — believes some alternative fine-tuning is playing a key part in the development of a player who would have become an artist if his tennis career had not taken off.”After what Felix achieved in Miami, it was great that he could have two weeks off before the Monte Carlo Masters,” Fontang told Omnisport. “He went back to Montreal and has time to recover, which is really important. He will of course do some work on his game and fitness training, but can also have time to relax.”He likes to play the piano, so no doubt he will be doing that in his time off. Sometimes when there is a piano when we are touring, he will play.”He played at Indian Wells, because there was a piano in the lobby. His sister was playing as well, it is something he really enjoys. It is not really something I have known a player to do and I think it is great.” “We know he has the firepower, is very athletic and is a good server, but we have to keep working on the precision and the transition to the net for him to improve on all surfaces. There will be no prediction on what he can achieve, it is all about the development of his game now.”Fontang was prepared to serve up a verdict on an exciting crop of Next Gen players that will be music to the ears of tennis fanatics.”When we see the spectacular game of players such as Felix, [Denis] Shapovalov, [Alexander] Zverev, [Stefanos] Tsitsipas etc, we can see there is a lot of quality young players and it is exciting,” he said. “They have interesting personalities and athletic games, so it is very positive for tennis.” View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

Cutch in 3-way race for NL MVP; Trout takes his turn in ALCutch in 3-way race for NL MVP; Trout takes his turn in AL

first_imgAndrew McCutchen, left, and second baseman Neil Walker, cener, celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Atlanta. Pittsburgh won 10-1. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to baseball’s MVP debate, sometimes the names change from year to year more than the arguments do.For instance, take a look at the top contenders in the National League this season.You’ve got Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen, the all-around star on a playoff team. Then there’s Miami powerhouse Giancarlo Stanton, the premier slugger from a second-division club. And of course, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, the dominant pitcher throwing his hat in the ring against everyday players.It’s made for an intriguing race that feels awfully familiar.How to measure value in a player who fell short of the postseason? How much weight to give a starting pitcher who participates only once every five days?“It’s not the most valuable hitter award, it’s Most Valuable Player, which is everybody on the roster. But I think in order to win it as a pitcher, you have to have just an unbelievable year,” Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche said.“You’re playing in a fifth as many games as the hitters. It should be a very rare thing. I don’t think they should get in the habit of giving that out to pitchers. It should be an exception every once in a while, when you just have no choice and that guy is clearly the MVP.”Kershaw has a strong case. Despite missing several starts with a back injury early this season, he went 21-3 in 27 outings for the NL West champions with 239 strikeouts and a 1.77 ERA — the lowest in the National League since 1995.He also became the first pitcher to lead the majors in ERA four straight seasons.The last pitcher to win the NL MVP award was Bob Gibson in 1968. Five years before that, it was another great Dodgers lefty, Sandy Koufax.Of course, Kershaw was brilliant last season, too, and finished seventh in the balloting. McCutchen easily beat out Arizona bopper Paul Goldschmidt after leading the Pirates to their first postseason appearance in 21 years.Many thought it might be a close election, but Goldschmidt failed to receive even one first-place vote despite pacing the NL in home runs, RBIs, slugging percentage and OPS for a .500 team.Over in the American League, the power hitting of Miguel Cabrera trumped Mike Trout’s multi-skilled excellence the past two years as Cabrera won division titles with Detroit while Trout stayed home in October.And back in 2011, it was pitcher Justin Verlander of the AL Central champion Tigers topping Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and Toronto slugger Jose Bautista, who both missed the playoffs. In the NL, Ryan Braun reached the postseason with Milwaukee that year while runner-up Matt Kemp of the Dodgers did not.The common theme here is that making the playoffs pays off in the MVP chase. To many voters from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, that’s what defines the word valuable in Most Valuable Player.“That’s a very important part, and rightfully so,” Toronto pitcher R.A. Dickey said.That doesn’t bode well for Stanton, because the Marlins (77-85) finished fourth in the NL East. In fairness, though, they were still on the fringe of the wild-card race when he was hit in the face by a pitch Sept. 11, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season. Miami went 6-11 the rest of the way.It was an unfortunate break, but he still ended up leading the league in homers (37) and slugging percentage (.555) while finishing second in RBIs (105).McCutchen, meanwhile, had nearly identical stats in several major categories. His power numbers (25 homers, 83 RBIs) didn’t match Stanton’s, but the four-time All-Star actually had a better season at the plate than last year, when he won his first MVP award.Despite spending 15 days on the disabled list in August with fractured rib cartilage, McCutchen led the NL in on-base percentage at .410 and OPS at .952, which was two points better than Stanton. Pittsburgh went 5-9 while he was sidelined, but took off in September on the way to a second straight wild-card berth as McCutchen posted an outstanding OPS of 1.048 during the final month.Throw in his speed on the bases — 18 steals in 21 attempts — and defense at a premium position, and McCutchen is the pick to repeat as MVP.But don’t count out Kershaw when results are announced in November.___A look at the other big awards:AL MVP: Widely considered the best all-around player in baseball, Trout was runner-up to Cabrera the last two seasons. But this time, Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (98-64) boast the top record in the majors, making him a heavy favorite.“He’s waited his turn, so to speak, and he’s deserving,” Dickey said. “He’s been deserving the last couple of years, if it weren’t for the big guy over there in Detroit.”Cabrera’s teammate on the playoff-bound Tigers, Victor Martinez, actually led the league in OPS at .974. He’s mainly a designated hitter, though.Trout had 36 homers and ranked first in RBIs (111) and runs (115). His strikeouts are way up and his stolen bases are way down — but no matter, Dickey said: “He, to me, is just such a presence.”NL Cy Young: Kershaw rolls to his third in four years. Tough luck for Johnny Cueto of the Reds and Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals, who both went 20-9 in Cy Young-caliber seasons.AL Cy Young: It’s a toss-up between Seattle ace Felix Hernandez, the 2010 winner, and Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber, who virtually came out of nowhere this season.“You have to take into consideration the ballparks they pitch in, the division they pitch in. I know I would look at a lot of those things,” Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. “What kind of defense was played behind them? If you look at all those things, I think there’s a clear-cut winner.”Hmmm, still looks awfully close from here, Buck. Nip and tuck. Call it in the air … Kluber.NL Rookie of the Year: Sort of slim pickings this season after a bumper crop in 2013. Make it New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom over Cincinnati speedster Billy Hamilton.AL Rookie of the Year: Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox is the clear choice from a deep class.NL Manager of the Year: Clint Hurdle of the Pirates could become the only back-to-back winner in either league besides Atlanta’s Bobby Cox (2004-05).AL Manager of the Year: Kudos to Ned Yost for guiding Kansas City out of a 29-year playoff drought, and Lloyd McClendon for leading the turnaround in Seattle. But the winner is Showalter, who managed the ace-less Orioles to a runaway AL East crown despite playing large chunks of the season without All-Stars Matt Wieters, Manny Machado and Chris Davis. There’s a nice symmetry here: Showalter won this award 10 years ago with Texas and 20 years ago with the New York Yankees.___AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich in Washington and AP freelance writer Ian Harrison in Toronto contributed to this report.last_img read more

Sports betting in India on 1xBet for all fansSports betting in India on 1xBet for all fans

first_imgAdvertisement In the championship of Belarus one third of the distance is behind, which means it’s time to sum up the first results. Already now, forecasts for the outcome of the championship are accepted. Thus, sports betting in India on 1xBet may well become not just a hobby, but a real source of income.Advertisement Many unexpected outcomes were recorded in the first third of the distance. One of the teams that managed to pleasantly surprise the fans, was “Slutsk”. Despite the fact that the last couple of matches the club can not bring in the asset, it is in the leading group after a third of the distance.Advertisement The team shows quite bright and attacking football, which allowed it to achieve the necessary results. Do sports betting in India on 1xBet to predict the future success of the club, which has managed to conquer fans from all over the world.However, the main part of the distance is still ahead and it is too early to enroll “Slutsk” to the real contenders for European Cups. But if the team manages to maintain the current pace, it will probably be able to compete with direct opponents. Will this battle be successful? You can predict this on the bookmaker company website. You can also find gambling activities in section 1xBet.in/en/casino , the set of which is constantly increasing. This will allow each fan to earn on those games that are really interesting to him. Advertisement Be brave to watch FIFA esports battle premier league –1xBetIn general, the presented bookmaker brand will be a good choice for every fan. The proof of this is at least the fact that you can earn on the game with the market leader thanks to watch FIFA esports battle premier league – 1xBet.in and make forecasts for hundreds of markets.Returning to the Belarusian championship and the prospects of “Slutsk”, we can note that this season the team has a really good opportunity to compete for a place in the Europa League. In this context, its trumps can be as follows: A team performance. Thanks to it, players make almost no mistakes on the field.An individual skill of the team’s main stars.No extra psychological pressure on the players. This helps them to play without extra nerves and to demonstrate their skills steadily.If you want to earn on games involving this team, then feel free to register in bookmaker company. After that, you can start watching FIFA esports battle of Premier League, as well as increase your own assets through hundreds of other tournaments that are held in different parts of our planet. Advertisementlast_img read more

CREW OF DOOMED RAF PLANE TO BE HONOURED IN CO DONEGALCREW OF DOOMED RAF PLANE TO BE HONOURED IN CO DONEGAL

first_imgSome of the wreckage of the plane still rests on Crownarad Mountain outside Killybegs.The Garry Pentland Summer School established last year is to continue the Gortin man’s legacy next month when it unveils a plaque on Crownarad Mountain in Co Donegal in memory of 12 Second World War aircrew.They perished in a crash north-west of Killybegs just two months before Germany’s unconditional surrender on May 7, 1945 that ended the 20th century’s second global conflict.From 201 Squadron, RAF, the crew based at Castle Archdale on Lower Lough Erne died when their Sunderland Flying boat ML743 came down at approximately 0230 hours on March 14. There were no survivors. The men had been flying over neutral Irish territory en route across the famed Donegal Corridor via Donegal Bay into the North Atlantic to undertake an anti U-Boat patrol.Eight of the crew were buried in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, seven at the Church of Ireland graveyard, and one at the Sacred Heart Church. A further two were interred in England and one in Scotland and one in Wales.Over the years a great many people, including relatives of those who gave their lives in the service of their country that night, have visited Crownarad Mountain to pay their respects and remember lost loved ones.Visitors during the past 20 years will have noticed among other ‘monuments’ placed on the site through the years a memorial erected by Garry marking the 50th anniversary of the accident in 1995. Now, on Saturday 14th March, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the tragedy, a fitting and lasting memorial will be unveiled at the crash site inset in a cairn devised and constructed by Garry aided by many like-minded volunteers who believe sacrifices made in the interest of peace should never be forgotten.Those living close by the site should not be forgotten either, notably Willie Mackey who met extensively with Mr Pentland over a long period of time. And, while the Summer School is promoting this event, there is a poignant detail that must be mentioned.The plaque is to be unveiled by BBC religious affairs broadcaster, retreat leader and author, the Revd Dr Michael Ford, who had been approached by Garry to carry out this duty shortly before his passing in August 2013.It is hoped a short presentation and display will commence at the Clock Tower Restaurant, Killybegs from noon culminating in the unveiling ceremony of the memorial on Crownarad Mountain.A cordial invitation is extended to all-comers to please come along and join relatives of the aircrew to mark the occasion. Further information is available from Ian Pentland, telephone 028 81648201 and/or Rose Mary Murphy, telephone 07708567449.CREW OF DOOMED RAF PLANE TO BE HONOURED IN CO DONEGAL was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Garry PentlandKillybegsplaneplaquraflast_img read more

Play Your Part… don’t look awayPlay Your Part… don’t look away

first_imgBrand South Africa calls on all South Africans to recognise the importance of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign which starts on the 25thNovember; and to realise the importance of this year’s theme which is “Don’t Look Away”.Though obvious to all of us, most people choose to look away when they are aware that abuse is taking place in their society.Besides the historical foundations of such an attitude, where we all choose to adopt a “that’s not my problem” approach to increasing social ills, we are only harming ourselves in the long run.The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign is not only about being vocal on abuse for 16 days but about creating awareness around this stain on our country. Increasingly we are inundated by reports of people who are trapped in abusive relationships, daily reports of children being molested, and because of this, we’ve developed a fatigued outlook on the matter.The first step to curbing abuse is to acknowledge and to encourage those being abused to come out with it and report the matter to the police and the greater public. A “name and shame” approach is necessary in tackling abuse and regardless of the circumstances, or who was angered, abuse must be dismissed as a resort for solutions. This is an attitude that needs to be fostered amongst ourselves and our children. And it is an attitude that needs to be continually encouraged every day – not just for the 16 days.The second step is to discourage violence as a method of solving differences. South Africa has seen more than enough bloodshed in dispute resolution and needs to become a society that uses smarter tactics to resolving problems.The third step is for us, as the people of this country, to lead the way in acting against abuse. We need to get our children involved and need to foster relationships of mutual respect between boys and girls. We need to change our methods of instilling discipline and we need to teach and encourage those who are vulnerable a more elevated sense of self-respect.Play your part by being a mentor to an Aids orphan and other vulnerable children by offering support and encouragement all the time. Encourage healthier relationships between boys and girls by teaching them that equality and choice are both a right and a privilege – that should never be abused. Look around your community and speak up about the gender imbalances and socio-economic challenges that are faced daily.Once we get everyone to be productive pillars of society, we can also get everyone to engage in ways that are non-violent. And finally, play your part by speaking up when you see abuse; do not look away. And refuse to back down until you see that justice has taken its course.What can you do, today, no matter how small, to make your country safer for all who live in it?Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part is a social movement to get all South Africans to actively think about and begin doing something positive; and to recognise and celebrate those who are already doing something; big or small.  It is aimed at all South Africans, including civil society, government, corporate and non-governmental organisations, etc.  It has been created by the Brand South Africa to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship. All South Africans have access to resources that can contribute to a better future for all including time, money, skills or goods.For more info, visit www.playyourpart.co.zalast_img read more

South African swims the length of BritainSouth African swims the length of Britain

first_img22 November 2013“I was told I was going to die & it couldn’t be done. But after 135 days, I’ve only gone and done it,” South African Sean Conway wrote on Twitter on 11 November after becoming the first person to swim the length of Great Britain.Conway left Land’s End in Cornwall on 30 June and reached John O’Groats in Scotland on 11 November.“It’s now been 10 days since I’ve become the first person to swim the length of Great Britain (via Ireland). My supposedly two-month swim took me four-and-a-half months as I battled 12 degree water, jellyfish stings in the face and 20-foot waves,” he said in an e-mail to SAinfo this week.‘The hardest thing I have ever done’“It was by far the hardest thing I have ever done,” Conway said. “It was great to have fellow South Africa swimmer Kenton Kirkwood come over and swim with me as I made my way up Ireland. While he was with us we did your biggest day of 32km. That was a huge boost to the team morale.”For a man who has cycled around the world, covering 25 750 kilometres, three- quarters of those with a fractured spine, that’s quite a statement. However, there is a reason no one had swum the length of Britain previously, and for a man whose previous longest swim had been three miles (4.8 kilometres), it was a massive challenge.‘It’s my oxygen’Conway, though, is driven by big challenges. Before his departure he told SAinfo: “It’s my oxygen. I seem to thrive at being cold, wet, hungry and sleep deprived. I can’t explain it. I actually get panic attacks at the thought of being average and just existing on this planet.”During the swim, Conway grew a huge, red beard that has become a media sensation in its own right, but which served to protect him against jellyfish stings.“I’ve inadvertently now become ‘The Swimmer’ and it still hasn’t sunk in at all. Being cold and wet for four-and-a-half months has taken its toll and I’m keen to take some time out and relax for a bit.”The Midmar MileRecalling where his love for endurance challenge began, he added: “Thanks to everyone at the Midmar Mile. I started my swimming career there at the age of 11 and it’s been great knowing I’ve had their support.”When Conway takes on his challenges – which have also included climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in a penguin suit – he always does his bit for charity. On this occasion, he chose War Child to be the beneficiary of his efforts.War Child protects children from the brutal effects of war and helps to rebuild their lives. It works in some of the world’s most dangerous countries, providing life- changing support for the most vulnerable children whose homes, families and communities have been torn apart by conflict.Save the RhinoAnother charity which is close to Conway’s heart is Save the Rhino. His father, Tony, having been chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Rhino Management Group for 19 years, a member of the IUCN African Rhino Specialist Group for 22 years, and a member of the SADC Rhino Management Group for seven years, is at the forefront of the efforts to save the rhino.Johannesburg-based Kent Kirkwood, a friend from Conway’s school days in KwaZulu- Natal and a top swimmer with international experience, is also a strong campaigner for Save the Rhino. Kirkwood flew over to the UK to swim with Conway for a week, to provide support and to swim for Save the Rhino. In the end, the raised just short of R30 000 for the charity.“It was surreal. It was an amazing thing and was up there with the best things I have ever done because it was unique,” Kirkwood told SAinfo this week.‘A real fighter’Kirkwood recalled an incident before the Swimming Britain challenge when Conway asked him for some expert advice. “When Sean was out here at the end of last year, he said to me ‘Kent, I need some pointers with my stroke’. He jumped into the pool at a family friend of ours and he started swimming up and down. I thought ‘Oh no, this guy’s going to swim a thousand miles with that stroke!’ But he’s a real fighter. Sean’s determination and the grit is just something else.”Later, Kirkwood said: “When we were swimming together, the whole time I was having to sit up and turn onto my back, do a bit of breaststroke, to let him catch up. He’s not efficient in the water. It wasn’t an easy thing for him to do. That’s why I have so much respect for him.”Kirkwood had joined up with his friend in Ireland after Conway had been swept across to Ireland just after he crossed the Bristol Channel. They met in the south of Ireland.‘Like a bath tub’“Sean said to me he had a very, very small boat, so I should just bring a plastic bag,” Kirkwood said. “I rocked up there with my tiny little bag and got onto this boat, which was like a bath tub, parked in a little port down in the south of Ireland, and that was the beginning of our week.“It was surreal. There was no one else around. There were fishing boats, but no one else was sailing or enjoying the ocean. It’s a cold place.”The cold was a massive challenge, with water temperatures ranging between 12 and 16 degrees. “The pace that you’re going at is effectively a three out of 10 pace, with 10 being a full out sprint,” Kirkwood explained. “You don’t really generate enough body heat to keep yourself warm for a long time. If you go any and faster than that, you’re not going to manage to swim for six hours a day. You’ve got to eat a huge amount of calories, just to keep warm and to fuel yourself. Energy bars and gels just don’t do it.”Hot cooked meals“We were eating hot cooked meals, given to us in the water, like stews and pastas, and we used to add in big blobs of butter just to get the calories up, every hour to hour-and-a-half, a full-on meal,” Kirkwood said.Despite the huge intake of food, the cold always won out in the end, and despite the protection of two wetsuits the two men would be shaking and shivering after an hour-and-a-half to two hours in the water.The timing of matters was also important, Kirkwood said. “You’ve got to nail it because your tide is three hours. You’ve got to get as far as you can on the tide and then get out. If you miss your windows, you potentially lose a day of swimming. You’ve just got to try and hammer it while you can.”TidesLaughing, Kirkwood added: “One evening with Sean, we swam from the mouth of the Dublin harbour up north to the Eye of Ireland, opposite the port city of Howth and that evening it was blowing. The waves were quite big, it was dark, and Sean was so happy, saying to me, ‘Now you can see what it is like’.“It was pretty insane. Swimming there we couldn’t see the yacht because we would be in the bottom of a swell and the yacht that was following us would be on the other side.”The cold, though, was not the worst thing. “The biggest problem was jellyfish. We smeared thick vaseline on our faces and wore gloves and booties, but the jellyfish still get you in the face because at night time when you’re swimming you can’t see them very well. You see a shadow coming and then there’s another one. During the night, the jellyfish would come off the bottom. In the day time some areas were bad, but not as bad as the evenings.”‘Such an adventure’Kirkwood, though, has been left with a memory that will last a lifetime. “It was such an adventure. It was so exhilarating to be part of this thing. It wasn’t scary. It was more fun. It was great.”last_img read more

Microsoft to Withdraw Copyright Complaint, Cryptome Coming Back OnlineMicrosoft to Withdraw Copyright Complaint, Cryptome Coming Back Online

first_imgTags:#Microsoft#news#NYT#web Great news from Web hosting company Network Solutions this morning. A company representative tells us that Microsoft will withdraw the copyright complaint against long-time watchdog website Cryptome.org, and the site will be back online later today.Yesterday Cryptome published a 22-page PDF called the “Microsoft Global Criminal Compliance Handbook”. Cryptome publisher John Young said he believed the document showed “improper use of copyright to conceal […] violations of trust toward its customers.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation said Young was within his fair use rights, but the watchdog site was pulled offline none the less. After 14 years spent posting 40,000 sensitive documents, Cryptome is a legacy resource online. Its return is something to celebrate. We took an in-depth look at the document in question last night. The document details the various privacy policies of Microsoft services and the ways that Microsoft can expose user data to law enforcement, among other things. The guide is just one of many similar documents from other companies that have been published on the site. Network Solutions says it will announce the withdrawal of the DMCA copyright complaint by Microsoft and the return of Cryptome online later this morning. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more