Bouremouth news – Welcome To Poole Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:33:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bouremouth news – Welcome To Poole 32 32 Parker learns lessons from Wimbledon qualifying loss Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:39:52 +0000 Jersey ace Stuart Parker was encouraged by his display in a Wimbledon qualifying loss to Alexander Ritschard.

Parker, who benefits from the LTA Top 25 program which allows access to NTC courts and facilities for the 25 highest ranked British players in the ATP/WTA rankings and has also benefited from the LTA’s enhanced performance competition schedule who have provided the UK with more tournament opportunities this year, fell 4-6 6-1 6-2 to the Swiss.

Although he admitted there was some disappointment, the 24-year-old was happy with his progress after pre-qualifying to reach this stage.

He said: “I think I started very strong. I gave myself a lot of chances. I put together a break right away and I was playing some good stuff, felt pretty comfortable on the court.

“Second set and third set, I gave myself a lot of chances, a lot of break points, I couldn’t take them. I’ll look at that, why I couldn’t take them, stuff like that .

“I think overall it’s a positive step. It’s disappointing, but I think it showed that I had the level to play.

“I had to go through the pre-qualifiers, I had to win them, which, in fact, was a good thing because to win three matches I felt quite comfortable and I felt that I deserved to be here.

“It was a good script for me.”

Having now experienced qualifying, Parker now wants to push to reach this stage more regularly at Grand Slam tournaments.

“For me, it will be about trying to get on the Challenger Tour more regularly, playing in the Challengers main draw and then preparing for Grand Slam qualifying,” Parker added.

“Those are my goals, my next steps.”

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Dorset Police on Cherries and Leeds United match schedule Sun, 19 Jun 2022 13:31:47 +0000 POLICE could make a request to move Cherries’ home game with Leeds United after it was due to take place on the weekend of early May next year.

Hundreds of Leeds fans went wild in 1990 in one of the worst riots ever seen in the Dorset city.

Leeds cruised to a 1-0 win at Dean Court which secured the Yorkshire club’s return to the top flight and relegated Harry Redknapp’s Cherries to third place.

Over £1million in damage was caused across the city and over 100 arrests were made when the ill-fated game took place 32 years ago over a bank holiday weekend.

Five of the six matches between the two sides since, including all three of the Cherries’ home games, have been on midweek evenings.

Scott Parker’s side are currently set to host Leeds at the Premier League’s Vitality Stadium on Saturday April 29, with the bank holiday falling on Monday May 1.

A Dorset Police spokeswoman said: ‘As with all AFC Bournemouth matches, Dorset Police have been consulted on fixture dates.

“We will assess and monitor the progress of the season and may make representation to the authorities to modify the home game against Leeds United in April 2023 if necessary.

“Each football match is assessed on the basis of the most up-to-date information. Information will be shared with AFC Bournemouth as the season progresses and any decision to request a change of match date will be agreed jointly with the club. .

Geidt says he resigned over ‘an important matter of principle’ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 18:28:20 +0000 Boris Johnson’s former ethics adviser Lord Geidt has said he quit on “an important matter of principle”.

In a letter clarifying his position, Lord Geidt said the “cautious language” of his resignation letter may have led to the conclusion that he was stepping down on “a narrow technical consideration of the steel tariff”.

However, he said it was a “distraction” and that his real concern was with the government’s “widely publicized openness” to breaking international law.

“I could not have left to advise on any potential breaches of the law,” he said in the letter obtained by Sky News.

In his letter of resignation published on Thursday, Lord Geidt said he had been placed in an ‘impossible and odious position’ after being asked to give his opinion on measures which risked ‘a willful and willful breach of the Ministerial Code’ dispute. on customs duties on imported steel.

His explanation caused bewilderment in Westminster where, when news of his resignation broke on Wednesday, it was assumed he could no longer defend the Prime Minister for breaches of lockdown rules in Downing Street and Whitehall.

However, writing to William Wragg, chairman of the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Lord Geidt pointed to comments by former cabinet secretary Lord Butler, who said the real problem was that we asked him to give “advanced cover” to the prime minister for breaking international law.

“That precisely represents my position. The focus on the steel tariff issue is a distraction,” said Lord Geidt.

“It was simply an example of what could still constitute deliberate breaches by the UK of its obligations under international law, given the government’s widely publicized openness to this.”

Netflix-like algorithm could help guide cancer treatments, study finds Wed, 15 Jun 2022 15:00:47 +0000 The science behind Netflix viewing habits could soon be used to guide doctors in cancer management, scientists suggest.

The researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to study and categorize the size and magnitude of changes in DNA across the genome – the complete genetic code of a cell – when cancer begins and grows.

Using this data, they identified 21 common defects that occur as the disease begins and develops.

These defects, called copy number signatures, could help guide doctors to treatments that reflect tumor characteristics, the researchers suggest.

It is hoped that one day doctors will be able to examine a patient’s fully sequenced tumor and match its key features with the map of genomic defects, and offer more personalized cancer treatment.

When people watch Netflix, data is generated about the type of program or movie watched, how often they are watched, and whether a thumbs-up or thumbs-down is given.

An algorithm is used to analyze this massive amount of data, find patterns, and then recommend new movies and TV series next time.

A team of researchers led by Dr. Nischalan Pillay of University College London (UCL) and Dr. Ludmil Alexandrov of the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), built a similar algorithm.

It can sift through thousands of lines of genomic data and identify common patterns in the way chromosomes organize and arrange themselves.

According to scientists funded by Cancer Research UK and Cancer Grand Challenges, the algorithm can then categorize patterns that emerge and help scientists establish the types of defects that can occur in cancer.

Dr Alexandrov, co-lead author of the study, said: “Cancer is a complex disease, but we have demonstrated that there are remarkable similarities in the changes in the chromosomes that occur during its onset and progression. growth.

“Just as Netflix can predict which shows you choose to watch next, we believe we will be able to predict how your cancer is likely to behave, based on the changes its genome has already undergone.

“We want to get to the point where doctors can look at a patient’s fully sequenced tumor and match key tumor features with our blueprint for genomic defects.

“Armed with this information, we believe doctors will be able to offer better and more personalized cancer treatment in the future.”

Using the algorithm, the scientists searched for patterns in the fully sequenced genomes of 9,873 patients with 33 different types of cancer and identified 21 common defects.

These will now be used to create a blueprint that researchers can use to assess how aggressive the cancer is, find its weak spots and design new treatments.

Of the 21 signatures identified by the algorithm, the scientists found that tumors where chromosomes broke and reformed were associated with the worst survival outcomes.

Scientists hope they can refine the algorithm to allow doctors to find out how a person’s cancer is likely to behave, based on the genetic traits they acquired early on and the genetic changes they acquire over time. as it grows.

Dr Pillay said: “To stay ahead of cancer, we need to anticipate how it adapts and changes.

“Mutations are the main drivers of cancer, but much of our understanding focuses on changes to individual genes in cancer.

“We lacked the big picture of how large swaths of genes can be copied, moved or deleted without catastrophic tumor consequences.

“Understanding how these events occur will help us regain an edge over cancer.

“Thanks to advances in genome sequencing, we can now see these changes happening in different types of cancer and figure out how to respond to them effectively.”

The software called SigProfilerExtractor and other software tools used in the study were made freely available to other scientists.

Dr Christopher Steele, postdoctoral researcher at UCL and first author of the research, added: “We believe that making these powerful computational tools free for other scientists will accelerate progress towards a personalized cancer plan for patients. patients, giving them the best chance of survival.”

The results are published in Nature.

Hundreds Demonstrate Outside Interior Ministry Against Rwanda Expulsion Plan Mon, 13 Jun 2022 21:18:25 +0000 A lawyer who attended a protest outside the Interior Ministry said there was “justified anger” at the government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Hundreds of demonstrators took part in a demonstration outside the Home Office in Westminster on Monday.

Lauren Chaplin, 28, who works as a lawyer in London, attended the protest and called the government’s controversial policy “violent and repressive”.

Demonstrators protest outside the Interior Ministry against plans to send migrants to Rwanda (AP)

“There was clear and just anger at the government’s violent and repressive policies, but also a lot of energy,” Ms Chaplin told the PA news agency.

“Everyone at the protest really cares about building a better future.

“Everyone was in high spirits as speakers ended (with) dance music, with organizers telling people to stay safe and hydrated – but tensions were high as the crowd dispersed due to the heavy attendance policewoman.

“There were chants addressed to the police, including ‘Who do you serve? Who are you protecting? »

Ms Chaplin said there was a crowd of around 300 protesters outside the Home Office building on Marsham Street, but the exact number was “difficult to assess”.

Migrant crisis
Jeremy Corbyn was among the protesters outside the Home Office (PA)

Hours earlier, Court of Appeal judges rejected a last legal attempt to block the first flight due to the relocation of asylum seekers to Rwanda as part of government policy.

The first flight is set to take off on Tuesday after three Court of Appeal judges upheld a High Court ruling last week that the controversial removals could go ahead, rejecting an appeal from two refugee charities and the Union of public and commercial services (PCS).

“The decision of the Court of Appeal is a huge disappointment and I hope that the illegality of this scheme will be recognized by the Supreme Court,” Ms Chaplin said.

“As a lawyer, I deeply believe in the rule of law, but where the courts maintain immoral and repressive policies that put the world’s most vulnerable in direct danger, you have to ask yourself – where does that leave us? it as a society?

The policy has been strongly condemned by opposition parties, while some conservatives also remain deeply unhappy with the plan.

Among the protesters outside the Home Office were a number of Labor MPs, including Richard Burgon, MP for Leeds East, Nadia Whittome, MP for Nottingham East and Bell Ribeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham.

Former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech condemning the plan.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government had anticipated “a lot of teething problems” with the policy, but said the move was needed to stop the illegal trafficking of people across the Channel.

Lauren Price secures unanimous points victory on professional debut at Wembley Sat, 11 Jun 2022 21:59:50 +0000 Lauren Price picked up a unanimous points victory over Icelandic fighter Valgerdur Gudstensdottir on her professional debut at Wembley Arena.

The Olympic middleweight champion from Tokyo won 60-54 after six two-minute rounds in the welterweight division.

Former kickboxing world champion and ex-Welsh international footballer Price started confidently from the first round.

Lauren Price beat Valgerdur Gudstensdottir on points in a six-round fight (Steven Paston/PA)

Gudstensdottir was slow to get going and relied on a few big punches, but Price dominated throughout, using good hand speed to take the fight to the final round and take the win.

Price paid tribute to his supporters, and in particular his grandparents.

“Definitely (that was all I hoped for),” she told Sky Sports.

“I just wanted to relax while I was there and not rush my work, have six laps under my belt and here we go again.”

Price was the undercard ahead of Richard Riakprohe against Fabio Turchi
Price was the undercard ahead of Richard Riakprohe against Fabio Turchi (Steven Paston/PA)

She added: “(It was) absolutely amazing. I would like to thank everyone who supported me, who bought tickets to come see me, and I also really enjoyed the walk in the ring, my first , so I’m in turmoil.

Price’s grandma is due to watch the fight in the morning and when asked for a message, Price said: “Just that I love her and if it wasn’t for her and my grandpa I wouldn’t. would have accomplished nothing in my life.”

Arthur Holscher-Ermert’s family want their property back Fri, 10 Jun 2022 06:54:41 +0000 THE family of a man who died after being hit by an unmarked police car on the A259 are pleading for the return of their property.

Arthur Holscher-Ermert, from Newhaven, died after being hit by the unmarked black BMW on Saturday April 30 on the A259 near Bramber Avenue in Peacehaven in Sussex.

The 27-year-old took part in a brief chase in an Audi before exiting and crossing the road, where he was hit by the BMW. He had not been involved in the chase, police said.

Her father, Professor Jens Holscher, is the head of the economics department at Bournemouth University and said last month he would take legal action against Sussex Police.

Arthur’s body was returned to the family on Tuesday, May 31, after the autopsy, meaning they can now arrange a funeral.

Arthur Holscher-Ermert died in the early hours of May 1

But older brother Karl Holscher-Ermert, 30, would still love his belongings as soon as he can get them, adding he doesn’t want to lose precious photos from his phone.

He told The Argus: “We’re still awaiting autopsy results, so we’re not really any wiser than day one.

“I have sued Sussex Police in relation to Arthur’s personal effects, I am trying to get them released. We still don’t know when that might be.

Bournemouth Echo: A section of the A259 in Peacehaven was closed the night Arthur diedA section of the A259 in Peacehaven was closed on the night Arthur died

“On Arthur’s phone are photos and videos that we don’t want to lose. They have the car, the clothes he was wearing, everything that was in the car.

“Arthur had so many friends across the country and around the world, some I don’t know, so we want the funeral to be as big as possible and people to know it’s an open invitation.”

Sussex Police could not confirm when the belongings can be returned to the family, but said they were in regular contact with the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), the authority responsible for investigate Arthur’s death.

Bournemouth Echo: Arthur, left, and Karl, right, with friends on their way to the Euro final last summerArthur, left, and Karl, right, with friends on their way to the Euro finals last summer

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “We consult regularly with the IOPC Fund to determine what property may be returned to the family and when this may occur.”

The family held a funeral at Downs Crematorium in Brighton on June 18.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. and they invite anyone who wishes to pay their respects.

Sunak reaffirms commitment to cut business taxes in the fall Wed, 08 Jun 2022 06:33:19 +0000 Chancellor Rishi Sunak has reaffirmed his commitment to cutting business taxes later in the year as the government seeks to get back on track following Monday’s deadly Tory vote of confidence in Boris Johnson.

In a speech to the Onward think tank, Mr Sunak said he would introduce a series of measures in the fall to incentivize investment, according to excerpts released by the Treasury.

It follows criticism from groups such as the CBI and the Federation of Small Businesses that its cost-of-living support package last month did not include any help for cash-strapped businesses.

In his address, Mr Sunak said that only if government and the market worked together to increase productivity would it be possible to build a ‘high growth, high wage economy’ in the UK.

“But we need to be honest about the long-standing weaknesses that hamper our ability to get there…especially around investment, skills and innovation,” he said.

“The challenge of growth and productivity is a common problem. The government and the market must break it together.

Sunak said his economic growth plan was based on three priorities: capital, people and ideas.

“So in the fall we will introduce a series of tax cuts and reforms to encourage companies to invest more, train more and innovate more,” he said.

“Because getting it right won’t just mean the ‘economy’ will get better, but real places too.”

World War II veterans celebrate the anniversary of the Normandy landings Mon, 06 Jun 2022 07:07:34 +0000 When D-Day veterans tread Normandy beaches and other World War II sites, they express a mixture of joy and sadness.

Joy to see the gratitude and benevolence of the French towards those who landed on June 6, 1944; sadness thinking of their fallen comrades and another battle currently being waged in Europe: the war in Ukraine.

Seventy-eight years later, as a bright sun rose over the wide stretch of sand on Omaha Beach on Monday, American D-Day veteran Charles Shay expressed his thoughts for his fallen comrades that day.

“I have never forgotten them and I know their spirits are here,” he told The Associated Press.

WWII veteran Charles Shay and Gulf War veteran Julia Kelly pay their respects to soldiers during a D-Day commemoration ceremony in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy (Jeremias Gonzalez/ PA)

The 98-year-old Penobscot Native American from Indian Island, Maine took part in a sage burning ceremony near the beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Mr Shay, who now lives in Normandy, was a 19-year-old US Army doctor when he landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.

This year, Mr. Shay entrusted the task of remembrance to another Native American, from the Crow tribe, Julia Kelly, a veteran of the Gulf War, who performed the sage ritual.

“Never forget, never forget,” she said.

“Right now, at any time, war is not good.”

Mr. Shay’s message to younger generations would be to “always be vigilant”.

“Of course I have to say they should protect their freedom that they have now,” he said.

For the past two years, D-Day ceremonies have been kept to a minimum amid Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

WWII re-enactors gather on Omaha Beach during a D-Day 78th anniversary commemoration ceremony for those who helped end WWII, in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France
World War II re-enactors gather on Omaha Beach during a D-Day commemoration ceremony in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France (Jeremias Gonzalez/AP)

This year, throngs of French and international visitors – including veterans over 90 – are back in Normandy to pay their respects to the nearly 160,000 British, American, Canadian and other soldiers who landed there to bring freedom. .

Several thousand people were expected at a ceremony later at the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in the French town of Colleville-sur-Mer.

Among the dozens of American veterans expected was Ray Wallace, 97, a former paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.

On D-Day, his plane is hit and catches fire, forcing him to jump ahead of schedule.

He landed 20 miles from the town of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the first French village to be liberated from Nazi occupation.

“We were all a little scared at that time. And then every time the guy let us down, we were far from where the rest of the group was. It was scary,” Wallace told The Associated Press.

Less than a month later, he was taken prisoner by the Germans.

He was finally released after 10 months and returned to the United States.

World War II re-enactors gather on Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France
World War II re-enactors gather on Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy (Jeremias Gonzalez/AP)

Still, Mr. Wallace thinks he was lucky.

“I remember the good friends I lost there. So it’s kind of emotional,” he said, with sadness in his voice.

“I guess you can say I’m proud of what I’ve done, but I haven’t done that much.”

He was asked the secret of his longevity.

“Calvados!” he joked, referring to the local Normandy liquor.

On D-Day, Allied troops landed on the beaches codenamed Omaha, Utah, Juno, Sword and Gold, carried by 7,000 boats.

On that day alone, 4,414 Allied soldiers lost their lives, including 2,501 Americans.

Over 5,000 were injured.

On the German side, several thousand were killed or wounded.

History buffs parade in World War II vehicles to commemorate the 78th anniversary of D-Day which led to the liberation of France and Europe from German occupation, in Sainte-Mère-L'Eglise , in Normandy
History buffs parade in World War II vehicles to commemorate the 78th anniversary of D-Day in Sainte-Mère-L’Eglise, Normandy (Jeremias Gonzalez/AP)

Mr. Wallace, who uses a wheelchair, was one of the twenty veterans of the Second World War who opened the parade of military vehicles on Saturday in Sainte-Mère-Eglise to the applause of thousands of people, in an atmosphere joyful.

He made no secret of his delight, happily waving to the crowd as parents told their children about the exploits of World War II heroes.

Many history buffs, dressed in military and civilian clothes of the time, also came to stage a re-enactment of the events.

In Colleville-sur-Mer on Monday, US Air Force planes are to fly over the American cemetery during the commemoration ceremony, in the presence of Army General Mark Milley, Joint Chief of Staff.

The place houses the graves of 9,386 people who died in battle on D-Day and in the operations that followed.

For Dale Thompson, 82, visiting the site over the weekend was a first.

Mr Thompson, who came from Florida with his wife, served in the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division in the early 1960s.

He was in the United States and saw no fights.

Gravestones in the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy
Headstones in the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy (Jeremias Gonzales/AP)

Walking among the thousands of marble headstones, Mr Thompson wondered how he would have reacted if he had landed on D-Day.

“I try to put myself in their shoes,” he said.

“Could I be as heroic as these people?

Hundreds of people dress up in period Dickens costume to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Sat, 04 Jun 2022 14:41:01 +0000 Hundreds of people lined the streets of Rochester to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in a unique way.

Building on the town of Medway’s historic ties to Charles Dickens, each June and December, costumed participants take to the streets to celebrate the author.

This year’s event was timed to coincide with the Platinum Jubilee.

Led by the City of Rochester Pipe Band, the city’s mayor and a town crier, a parade of more than 200 costumed participants marched down Rochester High Street to Rochester Castle Grounds, where a funfair, food and drinks and expected Dickens-themed activities and entertainment.

Peter Sales and Jane Matthews in Dickensian period dress (Katie Boyden/PA)

The parade was the perfect way to celebrate for Peter Sales and Jane Matthews, costume enthusiasts who have used any excuse to dress up for the past three decades.

Mr Sales said: “We like to dress up; we’ve been doing this for years. We do it for fun. We love to dress up and we love Dickens too.

Ms Matthews added: ‘I also do Tudor hobbies. In a snap, we get dressed, so that was the obvious way for us to celebrate the Jubilee.

Attendance at this year’s Dickens parade was slightly hampered by high winds and a lack of sunshine – but there was still a good atmosphere, said Sue Smyth and Rebecca Chorley.

Rebecca Chorley and Sue Smyth in Dickens period dress at the Rochester Dickens Festival marking the Platinum Jubilee on June 4, 2022
Rebecca Chorley and Sue Smith (Katie Boyden/PA)

They were among a number of regular participants in Dickens’ parade who were not there specifically to celebrate the Jubilee.

Ms Smyth said: ‘Every summer and every winter we do the Dickens, and that’s how it went down, but the atmosphere is nice. Everybody is happy.

“It’s just a celebration, and because it’s the Jubilee, we had a double celebration.”

Ms Chorley added: ‘It makes it a bit bigger, but again it’s not as crowded here as usual.

“You can’t go anywhere without being stopped for a photo, but it’s nice to hear comments, especially from little ones saying you’re a princess.

“It’s a great excuse to get together after Covid.”