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David Beckham admits using phone while driving, police say

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “The Met (Metropolitan Police) understands a postal guilty plea was subsequently received by Bromley Magistrates’ Court,” police said.The ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid player was said to have been witnessed driving his 2018 Bentley while using his phone on November 21.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTwo months earlier, Beckham was accused of “shirking his responsibility” as a role model after avoiding prosecution on a speeding charge because of a technicality.Enlisting the services of celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, who is dubbed “Mr Loophole”, Beckham accepted he drove at 59 miles (95 kilometers) per hour in a 40 mph zone in west London in January last year. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu ready for worlds Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The hearing will be an administrative one where a single magistrate may choose to impose points or a fine.Freeman also assisted Beckham in overturning an eight-month driving ban in 1999 after arguing that the footballer was trying to escape a paparazzi photographer. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Former professional soccer midfielder David Beckham speaks at the unveiling of his statue at Dignity Health Sports Park on March 02, 2019 in Carson, California. Meg Oliphant/Getty Images/AFPDavid Beckham has admitted driving his Bentley in London while using a mobile phone, police said on Monday.The former England captain was charged after a member of the public told police they saw the 43-year-old on the phone while at the wheel of the car.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Beckham did not face further action because a notice of intended prosecution (NIP) was not received until one day after the statutory 14-day time limit.This prompted Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for road safety charity Brake, to say it was “hugely disappointing” to see the role model “shirking his responsibility and getting off a speeding prosecution on a mere technicality”.Beckham was sent another NIP over the latest incident and was subsequently charged on February 5, according to court staff.Using a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Britain is illegal.The matter is listed to be heard at the court in Bromley, in the London suburbs, on Tuesday, but Beckham is not expected to attend and members of the press and public will not be admitted.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Jordan toughens anti-terror stance

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The king called for a “relentless war on all the Takfiri schools, which embrace extremism, backwardness, isolation and darkness and are fed on the ignorance and naivete of simple people.” He said fatwas, or religious edicts, issued by such groups constitute a “threat on the society and its interests.” The appointment of a new premier came after Prime Minister Adnan Badran, 69, resigned earlier Thursday. A new Cabinet was likely to be named Sunday and would be sworn in the same day, a government official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. The change of government is part of general shake-up following the suicide bombings of three Amman hotels, which killed 63 people, including the bombers, and wounded hundreds. The blasts harmed Jordan’s reputation as one of the most stable countries in the Middle East. In his letter, Abdullah also instructed al-Bakhit to press ahead with democratic reforms initiated under his late father, King Hussein. Abdullah – who has allowed a relatively more liberal media to emerge and advocated wider freedoms for women – said such reforms are “not only a matter of choice, but a necessity for the new Jordan we aspire for.” He suggested al-Bakhit map out specific plans with timetables in line with a “national agenda” – a newly drafted set of guidelines for political and socio-economic reforms for the next 10 years. He urged ambitious programs to fight rampant poverty and unemployment and improve living conditions in his cash-strapped nation. He said the government must also press ahead with eradicating official bureaucracy, corruption and nepotism. Al-Bakhit, 58, was Jordan’s ambassador to Israel until six days after the bombings, when he was appointed to head the national security council. Government officials said the king may have chosen al-Bakhit due to his reputation as a tough former general. He also taught political science in a southern Jordanian university that trains army and police recruits. He is known to be a moderate politician, who is expected to embrace Abdullah’s policies of upholding the kingdom’s longtime alliance with the United States, strategic ties with Israel under a peace treaty signed in 1994 and close relations with other Arab countries, particularly one-time business associate Iraq. Al-Bakhit, a graduate of British and American universities, served in the army for 35 years until he retired with the rank of major general in 1999, according to a biography released by the palace press office. Al-Bakhit was Jordan’s ambassador to Turkey for three years until he was appointed ambassador to Israel in February. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan’s King Abdullah II appointed a new prime minister Thursday and urged him to launch an all-out war against Islamic militancy in the wake of the deadly triple hotel bombings earlier this month. Abdullah also called for a new anti-terrorism law to replace the current, general one that does not specify punishment for different terrorist acts and their perpetrators. In a designation letter to Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit – who was named hours after his predecessor resigned – Abdullah said the Nov. 9 attacks “increase our determination to stick to our reform and democratization process, which is irreversible.” “At the same time, it reaffirms our need to adopt a comprehensive strategy to confront the Takfiri culture,” Abdullah said, referring to the ideology adopted by al-Qaida and other Islamic militants who condone the killing of those they consider infidels. last_img read more


first_imgControversial Vincent Browne is bringing his show to Donegal.Donegal people can get everything off their chest next week when TV3’s Vincent Browne hosts his show from Letterkenny.The controversial presenter is inviting people to apply for tickets for the People’s debate which will be filmed live on January 30th.The programme will be broadcast from the Clanree Hotel in what promises to be a very lively affair. A number of local public representatives have been penciled in for the show which will discuss a wide range of topics.Although the show is being recorded on the Friday night, it will not be broadcast until the following Wednesday on TV3.A spokesman for TV3 said they had already received a very positive response from the public in Donegal.“As we know people in Donegal are genuinely interested in how their country is run and current affairs. “We have already received a very strong response and we are looking forward to a great show on the night.“The pane has not yet ben finalised but there’s no question it’s going to be a great show with plenty of debate,” said the spokesperson.People can apply for audience tickets by going online to www.tv3.ie/thepeoplesdebate TIME TO SPEAK OUT AS VINCENT BROWNE COMES TO TOWN was last modified: January 24th, 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:donegalThe People’s DebateTV3Vincent Brownelast_img read more

Mammals With Super Senses

first_imgThese mammals are very different from each other except in how they put human technology to shame.BatsBats have an ambulance in their ears (Virginia Tech). Echolocating bats have a challenge. They need to be able to follow moths through foliage by sound alone. While they dart through bushes and trees after their prey, bats hear reflected noise from leaves and other objects, each with their own doppler shifts. Researchers at Virginia Tech found that bats perform a trick that filters out the “bad doppler” noise from the “good doppler” of the prey.“The animals move their ears fast enough so that sound waves that impinge on the ears are transformed by the motion of the ear surfaces and shifted to higher or lower frequencies,” said Mueller. “In fact, the bat species studied (horseshoe bats and Old World Roundleaf bats) can move their ears so fast that Doppler shifts of around 350 Hz can be created. This is about seven times larger than the smallest Doppler shift the animals haven been shown to be able to detect.”So how does this ear motion actually help them on the hunt?“The solution these two types of bats have come up with has been to tune in on the Doppler shifts that are produced by the wing beat motion of their prey,” Mueller explained. “These ‘good Doppler shifts’ serve as a unique identifying feature that sets prey apart from static distractors, such as leaves in foliage.”By imitating this trick, the researchers believe it “could give rise to new sensory principles that could enable small, yet powerful sensors,” for instance in “drones that can operate in dense foliage or autonomous underwater vehicles navigating near complex underwater structures.”Evolutionary theory did not help the research. The paper in PNAS says,These species were thought to be evolutionarily tuned to Doppler shifts generated by a prey’s wing beat. Self-generated Doppler shifts from the bat’s own flight motion were, for the most part, considered a nuisance that the bats compensate for. Our findings indicate that these Doppler-based biosonar systems may be more complicated than previously thought because the animals can actively inject Doppler shifts into their input signals.ElephantsElephants can judge the quantity of hidden food just by using smell (New Scientist). Put two buckets of food in front of an elephant, one with more than the other. Without being able to see the food, an elephant will most often pick the bucket with more. Double-blind experiments in Thailand showed that elephant olfaction is more complicated than scientists had thought:Elephants have more brain real estate dedicated to smell than other animals do, which may be related to the fact that their primary concerns are finding food and interacting with other elephants.“For a lot of large mammals, especially herbivorous ones, we don’t really understand what goes into the food finding process, whether it’s quality or quantity,” says Melissa Schmitt at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “This is some of the first evidence of how elephants choose food based on quantity alone, and using olfaction.”NarwhalsNarwhals have endured a million years with low genetic diversity, and they’re thriving (Science Daily). Those arctic whales with long tooth tusks sported by the males know more about genetics than scientists. Usually, scientists consider the amount of genetic diversity as a measure of population health. Danish scientists, however, were surprised that narwhals have low genetic diversity yet are doing well. This is contrary to evolutionary expectations, says the article:Low genetic diversity has historically been viewed as a species’ death sentence because it was thought that when members of a species have less DNA variation for natural selection to act on, they would struggle to adapt to changes in their surroundings. But this research suggests it might be more complicated than that.“There’s this notion that in order to survive and be resilient to changes, you need to have high genetic diversity, but then you have this species that for the past million [Darwin] years has had low genetic diversity and it’s still around — and is actually relatively abundant,” says Eline Lorenzen, an associate professor and curator at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.In each of these articles, evolutionary theory was either useless or wrong, sometimes wrong for decades. The scientists were surprised in each case, by how complicated the observations were.Darwinism is the most useless, simplistic, and wrong theory in the history of science. Can we ditch it and move into the 21st century now? (Visited 252 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

You Need More Focus on Opportunity Creation – Episode 130

first_imgSalespeople and sales leaders spend more time on opportunity capture than opportunity creation. In doing so, they are opportunity starved.last_img