Europe 22 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46964805 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The Vatican's Swiss Guard have swapped their ancient metal helmets for ones made by 3D printer.The papal protection force donned their … [Read more...] about Pope’s Swiss guard don 3D-printed helmets
Men’s tennis has a habit of proclaiming a new era, and the events at the Australian Open over the last week have once again pushed the sport’s favourite topic into the spotlight. Stefanos Tsitsipas’s defeat of Roger Federer on Sunday and his subsequent progression to the semi-finals, where he’ll face another all-time great in Rafael Nadal, has been the trigger on this occasion. The 20-year-old Greek talent is exactly what men’s tennis needs – a new, young and exciting face on the way up. But is he really the signal of a new age where the likes of Federer, Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are dethroned? The man who spawned the debate this time is seven-time grand slam champion and commentator John McEnroe, who stated a “changing of the guard” was under way during his on-court interview with Tsitsipas. It was a reiteration of a point the American had made before the tournament started in Melbourne. “Expecting that others players … [Read more...] about Is Stefanos Tsitsipas’s progress at the Australian Open a sign of a changing of the guard in men’s tennis?
The director of a security firm has been jailed for his role in supplying fake guards to a number of major music events, including Download Festival. Lee Szuchnik, of Cwrt Newton Road, Barry, was the subject of an investigation by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), who found he had been supplying security guards for events using false identities. Cardiff Crown Court heard on January 18 he had invited genuine SIA licence holders for interviews at the offices of his LS Armour business in Barry. Alongside fellow director Erica Lloyd, the 39-year-old had kept copies of the genuine licences and identity details from the interviews and then supplied them to unlicensed staff to cover events. Szuchnik was jailed for two years and three months, while Lloyd, also 39, of Station Road in Barry, was handed a 12 month jail term suspended for 18 months. Four members of staff at LS Armour, who had illegally worked events in June and July of 2017, including Download Festival and two Adele concerts … [Read more...] about Jail for security firm director who supplied fake guards to Download Festival
Doctors formed a touching guard of honour to pay tribute to a baby girl as she was taken into an operating theatre to donate her organs after being declared brain dead. Alondra Torres Arias' parents made the decision to donate their daughter's kidneys and liver as doctors said she'd suffered brain death after contracting pneumonia. Her mother Jenni Barraza said was consoled by knowing she had saved three children with Alondra's organs, adding that her daughter's death was not in vain. Medics who had cared for the little girl from Mexico, aged just one year and seven months, said goodbye to her in an emotional tribute. A poignant video shows doctors and nurses standing next to each other in a corridor waiting for Alondra's to pass on a hospital bed. When the bed approaches the staff, they clasp their hands in a praying position and look down to show respect for the parents' decision to donate their daughter's organs. The tribute took place at a hospital in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, … [Read more...] about Doctors’ guard of honour for tragic baby girl as she performs ultimate sacrifice
A delegation of the US National Guard Bureau, headed by its Chief, General Joseph Lengyel, paid an official visit to Macedonia, and had a meeting with the Macedonian Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska. “We have to note that, having in mind all the challenges Macedonia faced and is facing at the moment, this visit takes place in a rather favourable time. The partnership of ARM with the Guard of Vermont allowed it to establish strong ties with the US in general in the past 25 years, characterised with mutual respect, good cooperation and excellent partnership,” Sekerinska said after the meeting. General Lengyel said he is proud of the cooperation between Macedonia and US so far, and that he waits for the moment to welcome the country as the 30th member-state in NATO. “Your army was the first one deployed along the Vermont Guard in Afghanistan. I can assure you that the highest military officials in the US are aware about your contribution to the missions in … [Read more...] about DM Sekerinska meets US National Guard Bureau Chief Lengyel