James Harden, Clint Capela lead Rockets over Nuggets

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Gerald Green had 21 points and made six 3s on a night Houston made 22 3s for its sixth game this season with at least 20.“We’re just a real tough team when we’re knocking down shots like that,” Green said.Nikola Jokic scored 24 points for the Nuggets, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.“Give them credit,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “You know Harden is going to get his, but when P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green score the amount of 3s that they made, I believe 13 combined, that’s a tough one to overcome.”Harden had 14 assists, six 3-pointers and scored at least 30 points for the 13th straight game.ADVERTISEMENT “He’s probably the hardest guy in the NBA to guard,” Malone said.Coach Mike D’Antoni enjoys watching the different things Harden does to help his team win night after night.“Whatever they throw at him, he’ll find the best play,” D’Antoni said. “He’ll also find a way to score. He’ll find his way, but he’ll also get everyone involved.”TIP-INSNuggets: Malone said Will Barton (hip) is making progress and could return in the next couple of weeks. … Morris added 21 points off the bench.Rockets: Houston traded Michael Carter-Williams and cash considerations to the Chicago Bulls on Monday for a protected second-round pick in the 2020 draft. The Bulls then waived the guard following the trade. … Chris Paul missed his eighth game in a row with a strained left hamstring. … Eric Gordon missed his fourth straight game with a bruised right knee.WHAT A PLAYThe Rockets led 70-60 at halftime after Harden made two 3-pointers in the last 90 seconds of the second quarter. The first of those shots is sure to show up on highlight reels, as Murray slipped and fell to the court trying to guard him before Harden stepped back for the basket.MAGIC NUMBER?With Monday’s win the Rockets improved to 59-2 when scoring at least 120 points under D’Antoni. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “He did what he was supposed to do,” said Harden, who had 32 points. “He finished. He played extremely well. Played hard.”P.J. Tucker set a career high with seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 21 points to help Houston win for the 12th time in 14 games. Capela had 19 points by halftime as Harden fed him again and again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Whenever I’m under the rim and you put a little on me what’s going to happen is that 99 or 100 percent of the time I’m going to dunk the ball,” Capela said. “This is what happened tonight and I did a great job of finishing aggressive under the rim.”Houston was up by 11 after two free throws by Torrey Craig with about 5 1/2 minutes left before Tucker and Harden made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to make it 117-100 about a minute later. LATEST STORIES Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket between Denver Nuggets guard Malik Beasley (25) and forward Torrey Craig, back, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — With James Harden getting double-teamed almost every time he had the ball Monday night against the Denver Nuggets, he looked for other Houston Rockets to step up and make plays.Chief among them was Clint Capela, who set a career high with 31 points as the Rockets beat the Nuggets 125-113.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Kyrie Irving drops 17 in return as Celtics top sloppy Nets PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss THEY SAID ITJokic on Denver’s struggles against Houston, which has won nine straight in the series: “They beat us at our place and they beat us here. Last year, we didn’t win one time, so that team gives us a problem, but we have to find a way to beat them and play (better) against them.”UP NEXTNuggets: Visit the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.Rockets: Host Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

PRICES-MUM-OILSEEDS-CLOSING

first_imgMumbai, Jul 14 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs per 100kgs)Mumbai, Jul 14 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs per 100kgs) Groundnut Kernel 6800 Groundnut Bold 60/70 8650 Javas 60/70: 9850 Javas 70/80: 9600 Javas 80/90: 9350 Kardi 3225 Sesame (Whitish) 98/2/1: 6750 Sesame 95/5/1: 6750 Sesameseed crushing 48/2/4 5800 Sunflowerseed 3900 Nigerseed 9225 and Castorseed Bombay 3385.Oils & Seeds: (In Rs. Per 10 kgs) Groundnutoil 1360 Kardi Expeller 870 Sesame Expeller N/T Sunflower Expeller 650 Refined 720 Cottonseeds Refined 708 Palmolein Refined 532 Soybean Refined 620 Soybean Crude N/T Rapeseed Refined 910 Rapeseed Expeller 880 Copra White 795 Ricebran 4-7% FFA N/T Ricebran N/T Linseeds Oil 1150 Castoroil Comm 707 FSG 717 Kandla 679 Mowra N/T Neem 970 Karanji 625.Deoil Cakes: (Rates in Rs.per mt) Groundnut Extraction 45% 28,500 Kardi Extraction 14,500 Sesame Extraction N.Q. Cottonseed Extraction N.Q. Undec Cottonseed Exp 28,000 Rice Bran Extraction N/Q Sunflower Extraction 20,800 Rapeseed Extraction N/Q Soyameal 48% 34,640 and Castor Extraction 4225. —– Oilcakes:- Groundnut Expeller Oilcake Rd(per met. tonne)(50%):32,000/- Kardi Expeller Oilcake Rd(per2 metric tonnes) : UNQTD. Groundnut Extraction (per metric tonne) : UNQTD PTI JBH PRB MRlast_img read more

Don’t think I’m ready for a full-time coach just yet: Nick Kyrgios

first_imgNick Kyrgios has stayed away from basketball to spend more time in the gym and get fit for the Australian Open in January.The 22-year-old worked with Frenchman Sebastian Grosjean on a part-time basis this year but he is yet to appoint someone full-time to look after him.The Australian said that he is yet to find someone with “best interests” at heart and he is also not ready to work with a full-time coach just yet.”I haven’t got a coach and I think I’m just going to go about my thing the same way that I did this year,” he said.”I’ve pretty much done it all alone the last three years to get to a career high of 13.”To bring someone on, it’s tough to know whether they’re just doing it for the sake of getting a bit of cash or rather have best interests at heart.”I’m not looking for someone who has a big name or anything, it’s more trying to find someone who has my best interests and I can confide in.”So far I haven’t really met anyone that meets those requirements. I don’t think I’m ready for a full-time coach just yet either.”The mercurial talent’s world ranking has slipped to 21 after a season blighted by problems with his hip but said he was doing everything in his power to be in prime shape for Melbourne Park in January.That has extended to less time playing his beloved basketball, which he blamed for causing a knee injury in the lead-up to the 2017 tournament where he crashed out in the second round.advertisement”I was playing a lot (of basketball) through the off-season but I know it’s not great on my body,” said Kyrgios.”Especially training for tennis and playing that, it’s not the smartest. But you know, I’ll live.”Kyrgios will warm up for the year’s first grand slam at the Brisbane International before heading to Melbourne to play in Tie Break Tens with Novak Djokovic, an exhibition of 10-point tiebreak matches.”I feel like I’ve taken care of my body a bit more than last year,” said Kyrgios.”Last year I wasn’t doing anything, I was kind of playing too much basketball.”I had so many niggles going into the Australian Open. I feel like I’ve done everything I can. I’ve still got a lot of time to kind of find my feet.”(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

The Ashes, 2nd Test Day 2: Shaun Marsh century puts Australia in charge in Adelaide

first_imgAustralia took firm control of the second Ashes Test when an unbeaten century from Shaun Marsh pushed the hosts to 442/8 declared in their first innings on the second day of the day-night contest on Sunday.The tourists, who sent the Australians in to bat after winning the toss on Saturday, had made 29/1 in reply when rain brought a premature end to the day’s play at Adelaide Oval.It looked like something of a reprieve for England, who had already lost Mark Stoneman for 18 to leave Alastair Cook, unbeaten on 11, and James Vince, yet to score, facing a night assault from Australia’s pace battery.That was QUICK from Starc! The @Specsavers DRS confirms the call and England lose a review… #Ashes pic.twitter.com/hx8vIp8M7f- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 3, 2017Marsh had earlier put the hosts on the front foot with his fifth Test century, a 231-ball vindication of the decision by the Australian selectors to hand the 34-year-old his eighth Test recall.”We knew if we could bat for most of the day and put them in under lights we’d be a chance,” Marsh told reporters. “To be nice and patient, and get a hundred there at the end was pleasing.”It’s great to be playing for Australia and just to be out there in the middle.”Marsh had to grit it out at times as England produced a much improved bowling performance after a disappointing day one and had the Decision Review System (DRS) to thank for a life after initially being given out lbw to James Anderson on 29.advertisementTim Paine, who joined Marsh at the crease when Stuart Broad dismissed Peter Handscomb lbw with the third delivery of the day, was similarly reprieved when tracking showed an Anderson delivery would have gone over the stumps.Marsh put on 85 with Paine as the two most controversial selections in the Australia squad for the first two Tests frustrated England before the wicketkeeper holed out for 57 — a third Test half century coming seven years after his second.Aussie legend Ricky Ponting full of praise for Shaun Marsh after his outstanding knock in Adelaide.#Ashes @SwisseAU pic.twitter.com/03atszm3rN- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 3, 2017DROPPED CATCHThe left-hander then put together a stand of 99 with Pat Cummins, reaching the hundred mark in the process with a sumptuous pull off a Chris Woakes delivery which raced to the square leg boundary for his 12th four.The batsman whipped off his helmet to acknowledge the applause of another bumper crowd at the Adelaide Oval and almost immediately had another reprieve when Cook and James Vince collided in the gully with neither able to take a simple catch.Dear, oh dear! #Ashes#CloseMatters @Gillette pic.twitter.com/LQ0OJcjmPr- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 3, 2017If much of Marsh’s progress to the century had been a stop-start affair, there was nothing cautious about the way he punished the tourists for their profligacy after the break as Steve Smith pondered the declaration.With Cummins initially providing back-up with his highest Test score, a seven-boundary 44, Marsh added three more fours and a punishing straight six off Broad to finish unbeaten on 126 when Smith finally called him in.”Some days it goes your ways and some it doesn’t,” England coach Trevor Bayliss said.”There’s a good feeling in the dressing room. They’re certainly not disheartened at all. Shaun showed it’s not impossible to score runs out there. It will be up to one of our guys to go out and make a bit score, not just 40 or 50.”England, already 1-0 down in the five-match series after a 10-wicket loss in Brisbane last week, made a reasonable start before Mitchell Starc sent down a fizzing yorker that trapped Stoneman in front.To add insult to injury on a day when the DRS had worked so well for Australia, Stoneman referred the decision, only for the tracking to show the ball would have clattered into his leg stump.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Angelo Mathews wants Sri Lanka to ’embrace the challenge’

first_imgSri Lanka’s Angelo Matthews has urged his teammates to not let pressure situations get to them and play with freedom. Sri Lanka, who won the World Cup in 1996 and were runner-up in 2007 and 2011, come into the 2019 edition of the tournament as rank under-dogs.Moreover, most players are coming back into the ODI side after lengthy spells on the sidelines, including captain Dimuth Karunaratne who has not played an ODI since 2015.”In a big tournament like this, you’ve got to play with freedom and embrace it, rather than putting too much pressure on yourself,” Matthews is quoted as saying by the ICC.”Yes, it’s a World Cup, you have to perform well to win it. But at the same time you have to embrace the challenge. If you put a lot of pressure on yourself, it adds to your burden. Try and embrace it, look at it as an opportunity to perform, to do something better for the country,” he said.Stating that the players are not new to conditions in England, Matthews said it was the occassion and the nature of the tournament that would make the difference.”The biggest challenge will be in overcoming pressure situations,” Matthews is quoted as saying by the ICC. “Quite a lot of us have played in England and we know the conditions. But handling the pressure and the situations well is going to be the challenge,” he said.Meanwhile, Sri Lanka legend Mahela Jayawardene on Monday criticized former captains Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal by saying that both had become the victims of ‘cricket politics’. Soon, Mathews took to Twitter to respond to Mahela’s charges.advertisementMathews was the skipper of Sri Lanka across formats when Mahela announced his retirement in 2015 but since then the Lankan captaincy has resembled a game of musical chairs with Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Chamara Kapugedara and lately Dimuth Karunaratne getting a chance to lead the side. The phenomenon has also coincided with declining results for the side in white-ball cricket.Defending his role during the captaincy stint, Mathews took to Twitter on Sunday and agreed that everyone including Mahela ‘has their opinion’ while urging his senior to help the team ‘with his knowledge and encouragement’ during the upcoming World Cup.”Thanks for the concern guys everyone has their opinion and mj (Mahela Jayawardene) has his too.suprised to see some of his comments while denying them my top priority now is the World Cup and I urge mj to help us with his knowledge and encouragement in this crucial time which will mean a lot Thankyou”: Mathews wrote on Twitter.Also read | Surprised by Jayawardene’s comments: Angelo Mathews responds to captaincy criticismlast_img read more

‘Mature’ Balotelli expected Italy call

first_imgMario Balotelli ‘I’ve matured’ – Balotelli expected Italy recall Harry Sherlock 19:56 3/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mario Balotelli Nice Lokomotiv Moscou UEFA Europa League 15022018 Gettyimages Mario Balotelli Italy Nice Ligue 1 The former Liverpool and Manchester City striker was surprised by his omission from the squad to face Argentina and England Mario Balotelli says he “expected” to be included in the Italy national team squad, as he believes he has grown during his time at Nice.The striker was omitted from the selection to face Argentina and England over the most recent international break, with caretaker manager Luigi Di Biagio instead preferring Ciro Immobile, Andrea Belotti and Patrick Cutrone.Balotelli has enjoyed a prolific spell in Ligue 1, however, scoring 22 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions thus far this season, and he admits that he was surprised by Di Biagio’s snub. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “If I’m honest: I expected to be back in Azzurro,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.”I’ve matured, I’m 27 and I have two children. The time for [messing around with] girls has long gone.”Italy, France or England? I’m someone who lives on edge.”Balotelli has not played for Italy since the 2014 World Cup, but Di Biagio maintains that the door is open for the former Liverpool and Manchester City striker to return to the fold.”I’ll keep following him and we’ll see what happens in the next few months,” he said after naming his squad.”Scoring goals is very important for forwards but this must be complemented by their performances. I made my evaluations and took a decision for the good of the team.”last_img read more

Top College Football Columnist Thinks This Power Five Conference Could Be In Trouble

Arizona State Sun Devils cheerleaders pose before the team's first-round game of the Pac-12 basketball tournament against the Colorado Buffaloes at T-Mobile Arena.LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 07: Arizona State Sun Devils cheerleaders pose before the team’s first-round game of the Pac-12 basketball tournament against the Colorado Buffaloes at T-Mobile Arena on March 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Buffaloes won 97-85. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)In four years of the College Football Playoff, the Pac-12 has been left out twice. The Pac-12 Networks aren’t nearly as fully-flushed out as the Big Ten and SEC equivalents. The schools are starting to fall behind in terms of revenue.When the Power Five era began, after the Big East football league got poached and divided up, many thought the ACC would be the most vulnerable league. Further expansion drove that narrative. The Big Ten took Maryland from the league, adding the populous DMV region to its marketshare.Then it was the Big 12 that seemed to have the most issues. The league has the smallest base of schools, and was famously left out of the 2014 College Football Playoff, when Baylor and TCU finished fifth and sixth and were jumped late by Ohio State.The Longhorn Network and Texas’s (arguably outsized) influence over the league had some wondering whether other schools could look to leave. There have been rumors about Oklahoma looking elsewhere, which would really shift the balance.However, less than five years into this current Power Five set-up, it is the Pac-12 that looks the weakest. The West Coast league definitely receives less attention, there seems to be a fan enthusiasm gap, and coaches and administrators are beginning to grow weary of the issues that the league faces. CBS Sports‘ Dennis Dodd spoke to a few on-the-record Pac-12 higher-ups who are frustrated with the league.“I’m fairly critical of the Pac-12 organization,” Cal chancellor Carol Christ said late last year.[…]“The gap between us and the other [leagues] continues to grow,” he said. “We’ll be competitively disadvantaged even moreso. … That’s real money in terms of being able to compete, support facilities, support coaches and support programs.”The sky is not falling out West but cracks are beginning to appear in a once-solid foundation. First, there are those vocal critics. Christ, Anderson and new Washington State president Kirk Schulz have weighed in.“This is a concern of the Pac-12 presidents, and I can tell you it’s a large discussion point with meetings with the commissioner at every single meeting,” Schulz said. “… The Pac-12 schools have got to be competitive with the ACC, the SEC and the Big Ten and Big 12, and we’re falling behind.”The easiest thing to point to might be the Pac-12 Networks, which many in the heart of the league’s footprint can’t even see. Distribution of the network is a major issue, and it is way behind the Big Ten and SEC’s outputs. The ACC is also launching a linear network with ESPN, much like the SEC has. As Dodd notes, and I outline above, part of this is cyclical. However, the Pac-12 hasn’t exactly helped itself with scheduling, or success on the courts and fields. The thing working most in its favor may also be location, even if “East Coast bias” is an issue. There isn’t an obvious landing spot for most Pac-12 programs.[CBS Sports] read more

DHT Holdings Takes Delivery of VLCC Jaguar

first_imgzoom Bermuda-based crude oil tanker company DHT Holdings took delivery of a very large crude carrier (VLCC) newbuilding on November 23 from South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.The new 299,900 dwt VLCC vessel, named DHT Jaguar, has already entered the spot market.DHT Jaguar is the first of a series of six VLCC newbuildings to be delivered to the company over the coming year, all of which will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries.The second VLCC is scheduled for delivery in January 2016.According to DHT Holdings, the newbuildings are all fully funded.With this delivery, DHT Holdings now operates a fleet of nineteen vessels, fifteen of which are VLCCs, two are Suezmax and another two Aframax vessels.last_img read more

Katy Perry and Staples Unveil PSA to Celebrate and Support Teachers Across

first_imgStaples, Inc. is building on its long-standing commitment to supporting education and helping teachers bring learning to life for students with the debut of a new public service announcement (PSA) starring superstar Katy Perry.Video: Staples and Katy Perry team up to support teachers and studentsDriven by a statistic from the Education Market Association that an estimated 99.5 percent of all public school teachers use their own money to equip their classrooms, frequently at a cost of more than $400 per year, Staples and Katy Perry have teamed up to inspire the public to help classrooms in need by making a donation in Staples stores or online.“I believe in education as a foundation for a great life, so I want to make sure that students across the country are inspired by their teachers and afforded every opportunity to realize their dreams,” said Katy Perry. “When I teamed up with Staples in 2014, I learned firsthand how desperately teachers need our support – many of them even dig into their own pockets to provide simple tools that we would expect to already be available in our classrooms. So when Staples approached me again this year, I jumped at the opportunity because I saw the lasting effect our collaboration had on DonorsChoose.org and thousands of teachers and students.”The PSA highlights DonorsChoose.org – a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 18 million students across the country – and encourages viewers to make their own donations by visiting a local Staples store or StaplesForStudents.org.“Knowing the crucial role that teachers play in bringing learning to life for students, we’re excited to join forces with Katy Perry to raise awareness of the need to support teachers across the country,” said Frank P. Bifulco, Jr., executive vice president global marketing, Staples. “Through Staples’ $1 million donation and contributions from customers in stores and online to DonorsChoose.org during the back-to-school season, we can all help teachers make more happen in classrooms.”Making of the PSAThe PSA, which begins airing nationwide for the back-to-school season, was filmed in Los Angeles by renowned production company RSA Films. It was directed by Aya Tanimura, who has previously collaborated with Katy Perry on lyric videos for several hit singles including “Roar,” “Unconditionally” and “Birthday.” The script was developed by the Staples Creative Agency with input from Tanimura while animation was completed by Open The Portal.Tanimura’s unique creative treatment for the back-to-school-inspired project incorporates stop-motion animation featuring paper cut-outs throughout the playful and colorful PSA. Katy Perry is awed as an imaginary doodle world suddenly comes to life, while she shares a personal anecdote from her time as a 4th grader in music class. Perry goes on to talk about the harsh reality that many teachers face on a daily basis, having to spend their own money to provide adequate supplies and equipment to students.RSA Credits: Director: Aya Tanimura; Executive Producer: Jules Daly; Executive Producer: Marjie Abrahams; Head of Production: Elicia Laport; Producer: Alejandra Quesada; Director of Photography: Welles Hackett.Staples Creative Agency Credits: Derrick Wood, VP global creative director; Brian Distefano, director, group creative.Open The Portal Credits: Animation Director & Animation Designer: Kangmin Kim; Executive Producers: Micah Cordy & David Braun; Producer: Pia Dulu; VFX: Jason Oshman, Cam Leeburg, Andrew Racho, Paul Evangelista, Larry Ho, Ashley Dunn-Martin; Music Composer: Barrett Slagle; Sound Design: Barrett Slagle; Props: George Metaxas.Win a $50,000 Scholarship and Chance to Meet Katy PerryBeginning June 26 through September 10, fans who spend $25 or more in any Staples store will receive a unique entry code on their receipt to enter the sweepstakes online at Staples.com/StaplesForStudents.One grand prize winner will win a $50,000 scholarship plus a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet superstar, Katy Perry. Four first prize winners and one guest each will also win air travel to Los Angeles, two nights stay and spending money to meet Katy Perry at the VIP Winners Celebration.Entries must be submitted before September 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET and entrants must be 13 years or older. Visit Staples.com/StaplesForStudents for official rules.The Staples for Students campaign has included school supply drives, support for teachers in classrooms, donations for education projects, classroom initiatives such as Designed by Students, and the sale of products that give back to communities and classrooms in need.last_img read more

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Raises 45 Million At Annual Gala

first_imgThe Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation held its third annual gala this week in Saint-Tropez, and raised $45 million to go towards its aim of protecting vulnerable wildlife and stopping climate change.Leonardo DiCaprio honored Prince Albert II of Monaco with the first ever New World Leadership Award at the event.Among the guests were Bono, Mariah Carey, Jonah Hill, Kate Hudson, Chris Rock, Bradley Cooper, Edward Norton, Petra Nemcova, Naomi Campbell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Robert De Niro, Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Doutzen Kroes and Constance Jablonski.Performers included The Weeknd, Andrea Bocelli and Lana Del Rey, and the event included a live auction.Part of the evening’s proceeds was donated to GiveForFrance.org.last_img read more

UN tribunal reverses contempt of court conviction of former Kosovo minister

The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled that it was reversing the conviction of Astrit Haraqija, who was sentenced last December to five months’ imprisonment, but affirming the conviction and sentence for Bajrush Morina, who was given three months in jail.Mr. Haraqija and Mr. Morina had both appealed their contempt of court convictions for intimidating a protected witness in the trial of the former Kosovo Albanian military leader Ramush Haradinaj and others. Prosecutors had also appealed, asking for the sentences to be increased.The ICTY appeals chamber found that the trial chamber had given too much weight to untested evidence, largely based on “double or even triple hearsay,” when it concluded that Mr. Haraqija had influence over Mr. Morina and had instructed him to commit the crime of contempt. But it rejected Mr. Morina’s grounds of appeal.The two men had been on provisional release since earlier this year, having already served the duration of the sentences imposed by the trial chamber.In 2008, the ICTY, which is based in The Hague, acquitted Mr. Haradinaj and his co-accused Idriz Balaj of charges they were responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Kosovo 10 years earlier. Another co-accused, Lahi Brahimaj, was sentenced to six years’ jail for the cruel treatment and torture of two persons. 23 July 2009The United Nations war crimes tribunal set up in the wake of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s today overturned the conviction of Kosovo’s ex-minister of culture, youth and sports for contempt of court for trying to intimidate a trial witness, but upheld the conviction on the same charge of one of his political advisers. read more

TSX soars while Dow SP hit records as US Fed decides to

by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 18, 2013 8:41 am MDT TORONTO – Markets in Toronto and on Wall Street soared Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to hold off on reducing stimulus until it sees greater strength in the U.S. economy.The S&P/TSX composite index, which was down for most of the day, closed up 97.29 points at 12,931.40 — its highest level since July 2011.The Canadian dollar surged 0.70 of a cent to 97.83 cents US, after reaching an intra-day high of 98.03 cents US.In a statement after its two-day meeting, the Fed said it won’t slow its $85 billion a month in bond purchases until it sees more conclusive evidence that the U.S. economic recovery is being sustained.The U.S. central bank said the economy is growing moderately and that some indicators of labour market conditions have shown improvement. But it noted that rising mortgage rates and government spending cuts are restraining growth.The monthly bond purchases are intended to keep long-term loan rates low to spur borrowing and spending. Many had expected the bank to begin reducing them by about $10 billion so the surprise led to a dramatic rally on Wall Street.Both the Dow Jones industrials index and the S&P 500 closed at record highs. The Dow surged 147.21 points to 15,676.94, and the S&P climbed 20.76 points to 1,725.52. The Nasdaq racked up a solid 37.94 points to 3,783.64“Just about everybody was expecting … for them to at least do something, and so to do nothing, and to not even give a hint that they’re even thinking about it (tapering) is very, very dovish of them,” said Colin Cieszynski, an analyst with CMC Markets Canada.Cieszynski said that in the short-term investors would rejoiced on the news, but the Fed decision paints a pretty weary outlook for the U.S.“There’s the early rush of great, the party keeps on going with all the money coming in, but tapering would’ve been a sign of strength and that it (the economy) doesn’t need all this money to keep supporting it but if it still does, then what does that say?”Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said there was “no fixed schedule,” date or “magic number” for the bank to slow or end its bond purchases. He added that the Fed could still move to taper later this year but that the program won’t necessarily end when U.S. unemployment reaches seven per cent. It is now at 7.3 per cent.The Fed also revised its outlook on the economy, predicting that it will grow just two to 2.3 per cent this year, down from its previous forecast in June of 2.3 to 2.6 per cent.“The risks out there are still significant enough for the Fed that they’re prepared to absorb the risk of stimulating too much for too long,” said Michael Gregory, managing director and senior economist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago.“They’re prepared to accept that risk because they’re worried. … They want a little bit more evidence to make sure the economy truly has some underlying vigour.”Gregory said he doesn’t believe tapering will come until the December meeting of the Fed, because the October meeting is too soon for any convincing economic data to come in.“Given that they delayed a little bit, perhaps they’ll start with a more forceful tapering hand because the economy would be better able to handle it. You just never know,” he said.Meanwhile, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz noted in a speech that Canada should be able to support stronger growth without stoking inflation — a key factor on the central bank’s interest rate decisions. The central bank has maintained its influential overnight interest rate at one per cent since September 2010.On the corporate front, smartphone maker BlackBerry (TSX:BB) announced that its Z30 smartphone will hit the markets soon, even as a media report said the company is prepared to lay off as many as 5,000 employees in the coming months. BlackBerry recently formed a committee to consider strategic alternatives, which could include the sale of the company. Its shares fell 2.21 per cent, or 24 cents, to $10.64.The health-care sector sustained the greatest losses on the TSX, as it fell 2.22 per cent, with shares in Catamaran Corp. (TSX:CCT) dropping nine per cent, or $5.14 to $51.94.The news that the Fed will continue to pump stimulus money into Treasurys and mortgage bonds lifted the gold sector, making it the leading advancer on the TSX. The sector climbed 8.40 per cent, as Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) saw its shares gain nearly 10 per cent, or $1.79 cents, to $20.66. December bullion closed down $1.80 at US$1,307.60 an ounce.The energy sector added 0.67 per cent as the October crude contract gained $2.65 cents to US$108.07 a barrel. The metals and mining sector was up 2.83 per cent , while December copper was ahead six cents to US$3.28 a pound. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TSX soars, while Dow, S&P hit records as U.S. Fed decides to delay tapering read more

Police killer Dale Cregan boasts of smashing the gym at holiday camp

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Fiona Bone, left, and Nicola Hughes Fiona Bone, left, and Nicola Hughes were killed in a gun and grenade attack in HattersleyCredit:Greater Manchester Police It is appalling what he has done, but it is like a holiday camp in there for him. He is laughing at us. It is a disgracesource He was already wanted for the double murder of two gangland rivals – Mark Short, 23, and his 46-year-old father David – when he lured the officers with a bogus call before killing them in a gun and grenade attack in Hattersley, Tameside.Cregan was jailed in 2013 and sent to HMP Strangeways in Manchester. Last October, psychiatrists decided to send him to Ashworth – where Moors Murderer Ian Brady is among around 200 other patients – permanently.After the disclosure of Cregan’s letters, one source familiar with Ashworth suggested he had “played on his paranoia” to get into the unit.They told the Daily Mirror: “It is appalling what he has done, but it is like a holiday camp in there for him. He is laughing at us. It is a disgrace.”center_img He also told how he enjoys tennis, snooker and kayaking, while describing how he is allowed to cook pizzas “that will be my treat every week”, but is not allowed knives due to his violent history.An Ashworth spokesman said: “We are unable to discuss patients because of rules governing confidentiality.” In the letters, published in the Daily Mirror, Cregan described how he spends every day in the gym.He wrote: “I’m good bro just smashing the gym and playing snooker you know how it goes. Been doin pure circuits on the ward.”In another note, he described how his different after mainstream prison, where he was on a solitary wing, known as “the block”.Cregan wrote: “I’m on normal gym now. I just train hard and come back to the ward and either do a bit on the ward or just chill in my room. “It’s not ideal but it beats sitting on the block miles from home innit bro. Gym, phone call and a visit and I’m happy brother.”  Dale Cregan, the gangster who murdered two policewomen, has boasted of “smashing the gym” and getting “pretty ripped” after being transferred to a psychiatric hospital.The 33-year-old also bragged that he is allowed to make pizza, play snooker and learn to kayak in a swimming pool at the secure unit, described by one source as “like a holiday camp”.In letters to a friend, Cregan revealed how his life at Ashworth high-security hospital, in Merseyside, is easier than that in mainstream prison, saying that it “beats sitting on the block miles from home”.Cregan is serving a life sentence for murdering unarmed police officers Fiona Bone, 32, and 23-year-old Nicola Hughes in September 2012.last_img read more

Activists criticise HSE attempt to force woman to have Caesarean section

first_img 23,983 Views By Aoife Barry Image: Shutterstock/10 FACE Wednesday 2 Nov 2016, 6:14 PM Nov 2nd 2016, 6:14 PM 93 Comments Short URL Share177 Tweet Email2 http://jrnl.ie/3059414 Image: Shutterstock/10 FACE CAMPAIGNERS HAVE CRITICISED a decision by the HSE to take a woman to court to bring an order to force her to have a Caesarean section against her will.The judgement on the case was released today, the Irish Times reports. It says that the woman had had three previous Caesarean sections and the order was sought after doctors advised there was a risk her uterus would rupture during a natural delivery.The judge refused the order, describing it as a “step too far”, and adding that the risk being undertaken regarding the unborn child did not justify the Caesarean section against her will.The woman had a Caesarean after the emergency hearing, the Irish Times reports.In a statement this evening, AIMS Ireland, which is a voluntary organisation committed to improving maternity care in Ireland, said it failed to understand “how the communication between this woman and her care providers could have broken down to such an extent that the HSE felt it appropriate to make an emergency application to the High Court”.“At present a pregnant woman’s right to make fully informed refusals are limited by the HSE’s national consent policy for pregnant women. This is in turn informed by the 8th amendment to the Irish constitution,” it said.Krysia Lynch, chair of AIMS Ireland said: “Pregnant women and people are routinely subject to treatments and procedures within the Irish maternity services that they are unable to refuse.” She said that their support service logs “are full of cases where people report coercion and extreme pressure to agree to procedures which they may feel are harmful to themselves or their baby”.She added:The HSE should make every effort to ensure that communication lines between patients and clinical staff always remain open, clear and transparent, without undue stress placed on the pregnant person and their baby, and certainly without the threat of legal action, sedation and forced caesarean.Lynch said that in AIMS’ 2014 survey of nearly 3,000 respondents, “50.2% of respondents reported that they were not given an opportunity for informed refusal during labour and birth”.Read: ‘We all could have died if it was not for the bravest garda I have ever seen in my life’> Activists criticise HSE attempt to force woman to have Caesarean section The HSE attempted to take an order in court, but a judge refused it. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Pochettino expecting quiet transfer window

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed the club will have a quiet transfer window in January.The North London club became the first club since the inception of the transfer window, not to sign any players in the summer.Tottenham were linked with a host of players including Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.Mauricio Pochettino’s side had two bids rejected for the England U-21 international with Aston Villa insisting the attacking midfielder is not for sale.However, despite talks of major additions to the squad when the transfer window reopens in January, Pochettino has played down talk of massive recruitment.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“We need to be careful how we manage January,” he said according to Sky Sports. “It is not a window where you can do many things and not affect the dynamic of the team and the group.“If you are doing well and you arrive in January, no one is going to change too much.”Meanwhile, Pochettino believes he is not the sole reason why the club’s top players are committing their immediate futures to the club.“For me I feel proud the players care about you, but I repeat the responsibility is wanting to play for the glory of the club.”last_img read more

SUV driver crashes into Palm Beach cellphone store

first_imgPALM SPRINGS, Fla. (WSVN) – The driver of an SUV smashed their car through a Palm Beach County cellphone store, Thursday.“This is, by far, the craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” said Daniel Santos.While on the job at the MetroPCS near Lake Worth, Santos heard and then began rolling on the aftermath of an SUV slamming into the neighboring T-Mobile store. “All I see is her reversing and going back into the store, so I was like, ‘Oh snap, so she’s actually going into the store.’ There were people in the way. There were two little girls right there,” Santos said.Shinobia Wright is the woman who, police said, was behind the wheel, and after the smashing entrance, the drama wasn’t done.“When she’s in, she comes out, she picks up a metal railing from the floor and she starts swinging it at everyone,” Santos said.Santos said Wright entered an employees-only area in store. According to a police report, a worker tried stopping her, but she whacked that person during her violent, post-crash tantrum. Then she apparently calmed down and took a seat, waiting for police to show up.Police said she was in the store the day before to exchange her cracked iPhone. That’s when, witnesses said, she told an employee that she’d “bug out” if she didn’t get a phone, “because it was her birthday.”“I’m a phone salesman myself, and customers come upset, many times, for a number for things that we can’t control,” Santos said.It is unknown what triggered the meltdown, but Santos is grateful the damage wasn’t worse. “Miracles happen every day, so I guess this is one of them,” he said.Wright faces a number of charges including aggravated battery, burglary, criminal mischief and reckless driving. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

BNP resolute to patiently stay on the streets

first_img.The country’s principal opposition political party – Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – has concentrated all of its activities on releasing its chairperson Khaleda Zia.To the end, the party insiders said the party is resolved to patiently stay on the streets. They said the party would not go for any activities with regard to the next general elections unless Khaleda is freed.Party insiders said they think the very programmes aimed at releasing the party chairperson is essentially the preparatory activity for the next polls slated to be held at the year end.The party is staging demonstrations in different thanas of the capital today and is planning to hold a public rally on 12 March at the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan if its arch enemy AL’s government gives the permission.Although the ruling Bangladesh Awami League and its ally Workers’ Party of Bangladesh have recently held rallies at Suhrawardy Udyan and another ruling party ally HM Ershad’s Jatiya Party is scheduled to hold a rally there on 24 March, BNP is yet to get any go-ahead from the authorities for the Suhrawardy rally with only two days left.The opposition party wants to give the government a message by organising a mammoth rally at Suhrawardy Udyan even in absence of party chairperson. The party is also planning to hold big public rallies in divisional headquarters.The party’s Chittagong city unit has already sought permission from the local administration to hold a public rally at the Laldighi grounds for 15 March.The party policymakers are, however, worried if they would be able to organise their programmes smoothly at the end of the day, given the way the law enforcement are launching attacks on their peaceful party programmes.Party leaders and activists were arrested even when they were distributing leaflets.The party’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed, also in charge of the party’s office affairs, told Prothom Alo that over 5,000 activists has been arrested so far centring on the arrest of the party chairperson.A special court sent BNP chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia to jail on 8 February after sentencing her to five years in jail in a graft case.  BNP’s publicity secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anie told Prothom Alo, “Some 500,000 posters were sent to different party units across the country. Some 70 BNP activists were arrested while putting up these posters and the posters are being torn.”Although the administration had given the party permission for today’s Khulna rally, a ban has been imposed on any types of gathering using Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure at the end of the day. It has worried the BNP leaders.The party originally wanted to hold its rally at the Khulna Circuit House grounds, but it was denied permission there. Later, it sought permission for Hadis Park and got permission, but at the end of the day, a ban was imposed on holding such rally there too.Now the party is finally organising the rally in front of the party office at KD Ghosh road. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir would address the rally as the chief guest.Even after that, the party is doubtful if it would be able to smoothly hold the programme as the law enforcers have already started chasing down its activists.“The authorities have started arresting and harassing our people in such a manner that we cannot organise our rally even in front of our Khulna party office,” alleged BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury.He went on to say, “No matter how strongly they instigate us, we’ll continue to tread the path of democracy and peace. People are our strength, but their [Awami League] strength is elsewhere.”Party people said they could not arrange a single programme demanding Khaleda release without police obstruction in one way or other.Senior leaders of the party alleged that the law enforcers were essentially instigating BNP towards a violent path, but they said they would not step into the “trap laid down by the government” and they would rather continue peaceful demonstrations.Talking to Prothom Alo, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam said, “Those who are thinking of the next general elections keeping BNP chairperson out of it are actually living in a fools’ paradise. Deshnetri [BNP chairperson] must be freed before the polls. We’ll join the elections along with our freed leader.”last_img read more

Broken Samsung Galaxy Fold Gets Delayed Of Course

first_img It was fascinating to see the fall of the Samsung Galaxy Fold play out in real-time. I think most people were pretty skeptical as to how useful a folding phone would actually be. But all of the demos of seamlessly turning the Galaxy Fold into a phone, a tablet, and then back again were pretty slick for tech enthusiasts. Good idea or not, it looked like it at least worked.And the idea might still work. But it’s pretty obvious now that at least this initial wave of Samsung Galaxy Fold devices don’t work. So color us shocked that Samsung has now decided to delay the phone.The trouble all started when the Galaxy Fold left the tightly controlled stage demos and wound up in the hands of real-world tech reviewers. Within literal hours people whose job it is to review phones were accidentally breaking this device. They peeled off screen covers that looked optional but super weren’t. They saw debris get stuck inside the hinge that sliced the larger foldable screen down the middle. They refused to write reviews of essentially a beta product.AdChoices广告When a tech reviewer accidentally breaks a phone, they can typically return it to the vendor for a new one. But the process wouldn’t be so cordial if all of a sudden huge amounts of people started breaking their $2,000 fancy new phones after a single session with it. They’d rather the battery explode!So while the Samsung Galaxy Fold was initially slated to launch April 26, Samsung cancelled launch events in Hong Kong and Shanghai before announcing a vague new “one month” release window. Samsung also said this delay will allow for a “thorough inspection” of the issues writers have uncovered. But if we’re being pessimistic this is probably just enough time for them to print bigger stickers saying “DO NOT REMOVE THE SCREEN COVER” while failing to address any fundamental issues of the hardware.So if you were jazzed for the Samsung Galaxy Fold this is actually good news for you. Yeah you have to wait longer but you’ll be rewarded with (in theory) a more durable phone as well as all this new knowledge of what not to do with it when you get it. In the meantime though we still suggest checking out some other Android phones. Stay on target Samsung’s 108MP Camera Sensor Is Coming to a Smartphone Near YouHuge Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Doesn’t Have Room For Headphone Jack last_img read more

UK election leaves Cameron at helm of a disunited kingdom

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, May 8, 2015. Cameron’s Conservative Party swept to power Friday in Britain’s Parliamentary General Elections, winning an unexpected majority. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Newspaper editorial pages on Saturday oozed anxiety about Britain’s future, worrying that Cameron could be the last leader of a truly United Kingdom.The Independent said the election “leaves the prospect of the U.K. still being in one piece at the next general election in 2020 in some doubt.” The pro-Conservative Daily Telegraph agreed that “the biggest problem facing Mr. Cameron is the future of the Union,” while the liberal Guardian said leaving the EU would be “a catastrophe for Britain economically, politically and socially.”What a difference eight months makes. In September, Cameron looked like the leader who had saved the U.K. In a referendum, Scottish voters rejected the idea of becoming independent and ending the 300-year-old union between England and Scotland.But the pro-independence Scottish National Party, far from being defeated, has thrived. The SNP’s dynamic leader, Nicola Sturgeon, was the unexpected star of the U.K. election campaign, arguing that the party would work with Labour in Parliament to deliver progressive policies distinct from Cameron’s budget-cutting Conservatives.Both the SNP and the Conservatives used nationalist arguments to winning effect in the election. Sturgeon gained more than half of Scottish votes for her party by saying the SNP would make Scotland’s voice heard in London. LONDON (AP) — Standing outside 10 Downing Street the day after his unexpected election victory, Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to govern for “one nation, one United Kingdom.” That will be easier said than done, as competing brands of nationalism threaten to pull the country apart.Separatists have swept the board in Scotland, Wales wants greater autonomy and England saw spreading support for the insular U.K. Independence Party and its demand to leave the European Union. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories ___Follow Jill Lawless on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/JillLawlessCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober How men can have a healthy 2019 At home, Cameron says he will give new powers to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including new tax-raising powers for the Scottish government, as well as unspecified “fairness” for England. London mayor Boris Johnson, who aspires to lead the Conservatives, went even further and called for the U.K. to adopt a federal structure.Still, it may be too soon to write the United Kingdom’s obituary. It’s quite possible a majority of Britons will vote to remain in the EU in 2017. The SNP triumph does not make a new Scottish independence referendum imminent. Sturgeon has said she thinks there is little appetite for it in the short term, and the sagging oil price has made independence look riskier for Scotland, which would rely heavily on North Sea oil revenues.The day after the election, Cameron told voters: “Together, we can make Great Britain greater still.”But togetherness is in short supply after a Conservative victory that was both decisive and divisive. Cameron didn’t need Scottish nationalists or UKIP supporters to get elected, but they are not going away, and their numbers are growing.“There is a real prospect Britain will now be ripped apart by two opposing nationalist agendas either side of Hadrian’s Wall,” Brian Reade wrote in Saturday’s Daily Mirror. “The independence genie is out of the bottle.” Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Cameron argued that a minority Labour government would have to rely for support on the separatist SNP — and that would destabilize Britain.Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy, defeated in the tidal wave that saw the SNP win 56 of Scotland’s 59 seats, said his party had been “hit by two nationalisms,” Scottish and English.The four regions of the U.K. — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — have always had distinct identities, but for a long time most citizens also considered themselves British. In recent years, though, rising regional identity has undermined the “united” in United Kingdom.Like Scotland, Wales has its own assembly, nationalist aspirations and few Conservative supporters. Northern Ireland has its own legislature and distinctive politics defined by the Catholic-Protestant divide.That leaves many in England — home to 53 million of Britain’s 64 million people — asking: “What about us?”English discontent has found an outlet in UKIP, which argues that Britain has had its identity diluted by immigration and its independence undermined by EU membership.Its supporters live primarily in northeast and southeast England, and political scientist Rob Ford, co-author of UKIP study “Revolt on the Right,” said they feel a strong sense of English — rather than British — nationalism. “It’s George crosses as much as Union Jacks, and this perception that the English are getting a raw deal out of the Union — that the English voice isn’t being heard and the Scottish voice is,” he said.UKIP got almost 13 percent of the vote in Thursday’s election, but only one seat in Parliament thanks to a British election system that allocates seats based on winner-takes-all races in each of 650 constituencies. That’s another spur for members’ anger: the SNP, whose support is more concentrated, got just under 5 percent of the vote and 56 seats.Cameron’s challenge is to defuse grievances at home while overcoming a crisis in Britain’s relationship with Europe.The rise of UKIP has emboldened the Euroskeptic wing of Cameron’s Conservative Party, and made him promise a referendum on EU membership by 2017. Cameron wants to remain in the EU, provided Britain can extract concessions on the free movement of citizens between member states.That is far from certain. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he was ready “to strike a fair deal for the U.K. in the EU.” But European leaders may have little appetite for granting major reforms to Britain after years of griping about Brussels from U.K. politicians. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

Its a well known dilemma do you go for the excit

first_imgIt’s a well known dilemma: do you go for the exciting buzz of a city break, or the more relaxing option of topping up the tan on the beach? Well, why not do both?Maximise your holiday time by combining city break with sandy break and visiting an urban beach this summer. Skyscanner introduces 10 cities where beaches, deckchairs and cocktails can be found well within city limits.Barcelona (Spain)This Spanish city is a great place to blend a beach break with city slicking. One of the biggest beaches around is Barceloneta which is 1,100m long and attracts hundreds of Barcelonans when the sun comes out – which is fairly often of course! If you prefer something more chilled, try Nova Icària, one of the quietest beaches in the city so ideal for families and well equipped with games areas and volleyball courts. Find cheap flights to BarcelonaCopenhagen (Denmark)The Danish capital may not strike you as a sand hot spot, but Copenhagen has two beaches close to the city centre, easily accessible by the local S-train. Here you’ll find clean water, white sand and water temperatures around 20 C during summer. Amager Beach Park is the closest to the centre and offers 5km of bathing and a shallow lagoon – a perfect swimming zone. If you just want to swim but are not fussed about sand, dive into Havnebad, Copenhagen’s harbour. The water is clean and clear and it’s a popular spot for cooling off with the local city dwellers, and it’s just a few minutes walk from the centre. Find cheap flights to CopenhagenBrighton (UK)You don’t need to go abroad to find a great city beach. Voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, Brighton beachfront is famous for its pier which hosts a fun fair, arcades, side stalls, bars and an atmosphere of traditional seaside fun. Brighton is also known for its lively night life and funky beach club culture. Find cheap flights to London GatwickVancouver (Canada)The fact that Vancouver has 11 miles worth of beaches within its city limits is doubtless one of the reasons why it’s consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in the world. Trendy Kitsilano Beach (or ‘Kits’ as the locals call it) has a great outlook spanning from open bay, to the North Shore mountains in Stanley Park. It also has Vancouver’s largest salt water pool (which is heated), tennis courses and a playground for kids. Find cheap flights to VancouverDubrovnik (Croatia)Warm azure seas line the Dubrovnik Riviera and most of the seafront hotels in the city have access to beaches. Most are pebble rather than sand but all offer the usual fun in the sun amenities such as cafés, beach bars, kayak hire and swimming pools. Banje is probably the most famous beach in Dubrovnik and offers a divine view of the city’s red roofed architecture. Find cheap flights to DubrovnikNew York (USA)Despite being one of the biggest most densely populated cities on earth, New York has several beaches where New Yorkers can escape from the city life and get their sand fix. Coney Island in Brooklyn is a favourite getaway, with Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach popular places to soak up some rays. Find cheap flights to New YorkBerlin (Germany)Despite being a landlocked city miles from the coast, Berlin boasts several urban beaches. Strandbar Mitte, one of the less touristy, is located right on the river Spree and is where Berliners come to relax on stripy deckchairs, enjoy mojitos on sand shipped in to create an artificial beach right on the river bank and watch the boats float by. Find cheap flights to BerlinTel Aviv (Israel)The Israeli capital boasts several beaches within its limits; Gordon-Frishman beach is about as central as you can get in Tel Aviv city and the Gordon salt water pool attracts many people who come for an early morning workout. The beach is wide and sandy and is one of the hippest places to be in Tel Aviv, with beach bars, DJs, volleyball courts and Tel Aviv’s trendy crowd coming to enjoy the Mediterranean shore. A great place to catch a tan and people watch. Find cheap flights to Tel AvivSydney (Australia)Surely one of the most famous city beaches, Sydney’s Bondi is a well known surf spot and modern coastal resort. Dozens of cafes, bars and restaurants look out over the beach, which is backed by attractive parkland and is popular with rollerbladers, skaters and cyclists. Quickly reached from downtown Sydney using local buses, Bondi is Australia’s most iconic beach. Find cheap flights to SydneyLA (USA)The beaches of Los Angles are famed around the world thanks to the Baywatch adventures of bikini clad Pamela Anderson and lifeguarding pal – The Hoff.There are 20 plus beaches to choose from; Manhattan beach (not to be confused with the beach in New York by the same name) has great views of Santa Monica bay and is a favourite with walkers; pocket size El Matador beach is a quieter, romantic spot ideal for couples, and Redondo is the perfect family beach with a long paved path for the kids to bike, skate and run free. Find cheap flights to LAReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedQuick Sand: best beaches for a quick breakSkyscanner reveals seven places to get a quick sand fixThe world’s sunniest short-haul beach destinationsIn the market for a short-haul summer break – a sun-soaked, cheap holiday on the beach which won’t cost the earth? We’ve rounded up the ideal destinations, which means all you need to worry about is the sunscreen!7 unexpected countries with amazing beachesThink beach holidays and some destinations spring instantly to mind – but why stick to the obvious when there are plenty more surprising places just as capable of delivering the coastal dream? We’ve unearthed seven seaside treasures that might surprise you… 1. Japan – fly from £648 Photo credit: SamSpicer Looking…last_img read more