A fire at the Kings Plaza shopping center in Brooklyn, New York was reported at at around 9AM on Monday morning (local time) and rapidly spread across vehicles parked in a garage. The blaze started off as a two-alarm emergency, but has since been raised to a seven-alarm incident, with authorities urging residents and shoppers to stay indoors to shield themselves from the smoke. Some 18 firefighters have sustained injuries from inhaling smoke while tackling the raging fire, while three civilians have also been rushed to hospital, the local fire department said in a statement. The NYPD is yet to comment on whether or not it suspects any criminal wrongdoing, but the department’s 63rd precinct has warned that a number of roads have been cordoned off, advising locals to stay clear of the area and find alternative routes before setting off to minimize … [Read more...] about WATCH: ‘Big Fire’ at New York Shopping Center Engulfs Brooklyn in Smoke
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PUBLISHED: 09:30 17 August 2018 Dave Evans, West Ham Correspondent Mighty Arsenal provide stiff opposition this Sunday Karen Ray and Jack SullivanA new coach and a whole host of quality signings may make you think about the West Ham men’s team, but we are talking about the women who kick-off their new season over the weekend.And for general manager Karen Ray these are exciting times as the team go into Sunday’s League Cup clash with giants Arsenal.“It has been very busy and it is very exciting as we get close to the start of the season,” she said.“There have been enormous changes. The new coach Matt Beard has come in and got everything organised and the new players have bonded well together.Brooke Hendrix of West Ham women“We have a superb new facility at Rush Green exclusively for the women which is great,” said Ray. “It makes the squad want to come in early and stay late and that has helped the new players to … [Read more...] about West Ham Women step up to the big time with mouthwatering opener
Russia 2018 will be my 10th World Cup and the only thing I think I can safely say about it in advance is that it won't be as good as my first. Espana 82. A heading that will always, as long as I live, give me a warm glow not dissimilar in colour to Naranjito, the citrus mascot for that tournament you see on my mug in the picture above (alongside another prized possession from 36 years ago, the best England World Cup record ever made, This Time).They say your first time is your most memorable and that's certainly true for me where World Cups are concerned. As much as Mexico 86, Italia 90, USA 94, France 98, Japan & South Korea 02, Germany 06, South Africa 10 and Brazil 14 have all had many magical moments, not one of those events - not even the second in that list, when England reached the semi-finals - has come close, for me, to holding the fascination, drama and colour of 82.I was 12 and I'd just finished my first season of watching football in the flesh. I have one or two very … [Read more...] about Watching the World (Cup) Go By: Russia 18 can’t beat Spain 82… can it?
This time, Slavisa Jokanovic will get his chance. Promotion with Watford was sweet but his departure before getting to take charge of a Premier League game was bitter. This time, however, Jokanovic won’t be clearing out the office of a top-flight manager during the warm summer days, instead he’ll be preparing for life in the dugout of the world’s richest football league. Fulham’s promotion owes so much to many factors but Jokanovic’s influence has been enormous. He picked up a club threatened with relegation to the third tier, struggling with the hangover of having dropped out of the top flight and – to use the Serb’s own words – a little depressed. Aston Villa vs Fulham: Championship play-off final player ratings 23 show all Aston Villa vs Fulham: Championship play-off final player ratings 1/23 Getty 2/23 Could do very little about Cairney’s opening goal. Got in a mix up with Chester which almost allowed … [Read more...] about This time there’s no taking it away from Slavisa Jokanovic, he’s going to be a Premier League manager
Donald Trump versus Simon Calder. There was only ever likely to be one winner. Thanks to The Independent’s indefatigable travel correspondent the £20 “resort fee” that Trump’s Scottish golf course, Turnberry, had attempted to impose on its guests has been pretty swiftly removed by its managers. Simon’s hand was doubtless strengthened by the fact that such concealed-but-compulsory charges for things like wi-fi, swimming pool access, in-room coffee machines etc are actually illegal here in the UK. And long may it remain so. This is one kind of American import against which we should resist as vigorously as Trump himself seeks to repel Chinese steel and Mexican-made cars. A report commissioned by the outgoing Obama administration in 2016 notes that such sneaky fees in the American hospitality industry extorted more than $2bn (£1.4bn) out of Americans in 2015. Despite only being introduced in the late 1990s such fees have metastasised … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course hidden fees highlight how companies are screwing us over all the time