Tag Archives: Search

Salford Quays tragedy: Body pulled from water by police after desperate search ends

It came after there was a widespread search for the missing teenager earlier today. Despite being warned about the dangers of swimming in the quays many people still flocked to the area as temperatures hit over 30C in the north west.

Police were called at around 4.40pm and recovered the unnamed man’s body from the water around three hours later.

Paramedic vehicles from the North West Ambulance Service arrived just before 8:15pm.

The 19-year-old hasn’t been named and an investigation is underway into the death, with a file being passed to the coroner.

Announcing the sad news, the force tweeted: “Sadly, despite a rescue operation at Salford Quays this evening, a 19-year-old man has lost his life.

READ MORE: Lockdown POLL: Should Freedom Day be postponed as Covid cases rocket

“Our thoughts are with this young man’s family and friends, and the people who witnessed the tragic events.”

Detective Inspector Helen Bagnall, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “Firstly our thoughts are with this young man’s family and friends, and the people who witnessed the tragic events.

“Sadly, this proves how dangerous going into unfamiliar water can be, especially when you can’t see below the surface of what could be very cold water.”

Many people claiming to have witnessed the tragic incident voiced their concerns about there being no lifeguards stationed at the quays.

DON’T MISS: 
Vaccine ‘shortage’ blamed for delay to offer children Covid jabs [ANALYSIS]
Pub dog becomes TikTok hit [REVEALED]
Guto Harri hits back: GB News host speaks out after taking the knee [VIDEO]

One person tweeted: “This was horrifying to witness. Please work with the council to have water supervision during this hot weather.

“I am from Belfast and they have the rescue service, lifeguards along the water every year after a big music festival.

“Young people just don’t see the danger.”

Another person tweeted: “This is so sad. But what is even sadder is that after this had happened, there were still lots of people jumping in the canal.

“Salford and Greater Manchester Police were trying to move people on and asked for a bit of privacy and were getting loads of abuse. So sad.”

A third wrote: “This is so sad. I see everyone enjoying themselves in the quays every weekend when the sun is shining.

“Just take care everyone when you are in the water. You never know what’s underneath. RIP my friend.”

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the North West Ambulance Service assisted the police.

Adblock test (Why?)

Read more
This post originally posted here Daily Express :: UK Feed

Emergency Task Forces in Pennsylvania and New Jersey returned from the Surfside collapse search and rescue

Earlier this month, emergency task forces from Pennsylvania and New Jersey assisted with search and rescue operations in Surfside, Florida, and returned home on Friday.

Two states Dispatched dozens of first responders and emergency search and rescue personnel After the collapse of a condominium in Florida resulted in the death of 97 people, assisted rescue efforts. Many people are still missing.

Officials said there would never be a chance to rescue survivors from the rubble.

Pennsylvania Task Force 1 returned after helping to resume work for 17 days. According to the press releaseThe 80-person team is one of 28 federal city search and rescue teams supervised by FEMA, which were deployed to help after the crash.

The team is sponsored by the Philadelphia Fire Department and includes PFD members and first responders throughout the region.

Half of the teams work on site from noon to midnight, while the others work from midnight to noon. They are responsible for recovering the remains and personal property, delaying debris, assisting in crane operations, and mapping and collecting data.

“Too tired. This is a tragic incident, but now, as you can see, we are happy to get home,” Nkosi Wood of the Philadelphia Fire Department Tell CBS3.

Among the first responders sent from Pennsylvania was Memphis, a search and rescue dog from Montgomery County. She is specially trained to find humans in collapsed buildings.

Governor Tom Wolf welcomed the task force back from Florida on Friday. The scene was emotional, several members hugged and wept.

“We know this will be a difficult deployment. They are all. We know it will be a particularly difficult deployment. As always, they did a great job and did a great job there,” Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel told CBS3.

New Jersey He also left the site earlier this week and went home on Friday.

Source link

Read more
This post originally posted here usnews

Despite inclement weather, search teams are recovering victims more quickly now that the structure itself is no longer a threat

Search teams have been recovering victims more quickly now that a portion of the tower that remained standing was demolished and is no longer a threat to collapse, according to Florida Fire Marshall and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.
On Monday, a day after the demolition of the standing portion of Champlain Towers South, the death toll stood at 28. The building partially collapsed on June 24.
By Saturday morning, the toll reached 86 after more victims were recovered from the rubble, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a news conference.
Sixty-two of the 86 victims have been identified and 61 next of kin notified, with 211 people accounted for and 43 others potentially unaccounted for, according to the mayor.
Authorities have been cross referencing names from a list of residents with US Postal Service and driver’s license information, Levine Cava said.
“We can only truly account for a missing person who is deceased once an identification is made,” the mayor said.
Crews at the site paused their work briefly Saturday morning because of lighting, but recovery efforts resumed within an hour, Levine Cava said. The work will continue despite rain that is expected throughout the day.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department Chief Alan Cominsky said the timeline for completion of recovery efforts was 14 to 21 days.
Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said crews removing rubble from the recently demolished section of the building may complete their work “a lot sooner than many expected.”
Burkett described the progress in removing debris as intense, saying “much of the original pile is at ground level or below. “
The city is setting up a fund for downtown businesses affected by recovery efforts, Burkett said.
Patronis said the crews are paying the same attention to the importance of the task.
“One thing I can assure you is the dogs are still on the site. The infrared equipment is still being used. The cameras are still being used. The task forces that are here … are the same level of skills that were here with FEMA task forces,” he said. “They’re all still working. What’s happening right now is no different than five days ago.”
In an interview with CNN, Chief Nichole Notte of the Florida Task Force 2 said there has been an emotional toll for all the workers.
“I feel like I’m physically digging, but I’m also emotionally digging for more strength to continue,” she said.

Focus on the investigation

Meanwhile, officials have turned more of their attention to the investigation and to ensuring other structures in the area are safe.
Experts have already begun their investigation by examining Champlain Towers North, a sister building that is “substantially the same as the building that came down,” Burkett said.
“We have been in there several times now. We have taken out samples. We’ve done the ground-penetrating radar. We’re trying to determine the amount of steel, the thickness of the slabs, so we’re trying to compile all that information and see exactly if there is some indication of weakness,” Burkett told CNN on Friday.
“I talked to the engineer today, and he’s ready to make a determination as soon as he gets results back and let the residents of that building know whether he feels they are safe or not.”
The north towers building was evacuated for safety concerns.
Burkett said he urged other condo board members in the area to inspect their structure.
“We’ve given them a series of boxes to check in order to make sure that their buildings are as safe as they can be, given especially we don’t know why this building fell down,” Burkett said.
Patronis said that he thinks it’s important for investigators to compare North and South Champlain Towers.
“I’ve advised them to pull the minutes of Champlain Towers North board over the last 40 years and compare to the minutes of South and see if both boards have made the same investments over the last 40 years.”

More structural concerns elsewhere

Employees at a local government building have been advised to work from home for safety reasons.
All staff at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse were directed to immediately begin a work-from-home protocol on Friday following safety concerns revealed in an engineer’s report of the building, according to a statement from local officials.
The report found safety issues with various floors and recommended floors 16 and above be closed to staff while repairs are completed, Levine Cava, Circuit Court Chief Judge Nushin G. Sayfie and Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin said in a joint statement.
“Following this report, we are taking all necessary precautions and directing all Courthouse staff at 73 W Flagler Street to work from home beginning immediately while the repairs can be completed,” Miami-Dade officials said in the statement. “Over the last year throughout the pandemic all Courthouse staff was already working remotely and only recently returned to the building, and we are moving quickly to re-activate our remote work plan.”
Last week, residents in Crestview Towers in North Miami Beach were also asked to evacuate after a report determined the condo building was structurally and electrically unsafe based on a delinquent recertification report for the almost 50-year-old building, City Manager Arthur H. Sorey III previously said.

How the engineer is examining the building

Allyn Kilsheimer, a structural engineer hired by the town of Surfside to investigate the collapse took CNN on a tour of Champlain Tours North on Friday.
Kilsheimer said his team has been at the north tower for two days, using ground-penetrating radar to check the thickness of the concrete and collecting samples.
Kilsheimer said he has not seen anything that concerns him.
“The thing that I’m looking for is anything that would warn me … to get people out of the building,” he said. “I’ve not seen anything like that at this point in time.”
Other buildings in the area will soon receive letters from the mayor advising them to take the necessary steps to assure residents their buildings are safe, according to a copy of the letter obtained by CNN.
Regardless of the age of the building, the city is recommending the hiring of an engineer to review structural drawings and review basements, as well as a geotechnical engineer to examine the foundation.
“The recommendations are made in an abundance of caution based on the current status of the investigation,” the letter said. “They are intended to serve as an interim methodology to afford residents some peace of mind until the forensic investigation progresses further.”

Threats of another collapse, storm challenge Miami-area condo search and rescue

SURFSIDE, Florida — With days of tireless recovery efforts behind them, search and rescue teams face added challenges with a storm in the forecast and the rest of the Surfside, Florida, condo building threatening to collapse.

Rescue teams have been combing through up to 16 feet of concrete since part of the Champlain Towers South came crashing down early last Thursday. So far, 18 people have been confirmed dead and 145 people are still unaccounted for.

But concerns about the integrity of the parts of the building still standing could add another level of difficulty to the painstaking recovery efforts.

Work was halted for much of the day Thursday as engineers assessed the structure still standing.

WATCH: Tourist records water pouring from Florida condo, rubble moments before collapse

Access to the collapse zone was then restricted due to safety concerns, but engineers are conducting tests to expand the search into more areas as it becomes safe to do so, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Thursday evening.

“Our firefighters looked really, really excited to get back there,” she said, adding, “I am grateful to their hard work that got us back to work on the search and rescue.”

Officials estimated it could be weeks before the rest of the building was demolished.

However, State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said the demolition “might be sooner than we’re anticipating” because of the heavier equipment needed and potential complications to the weight that keeps the still-standing sections in place,

MORE:9/11 fire commissioner sees ‘less hope’ in finding condo collapse survivors

“The timing of it is still yet to be determined, but in order to complete what it takes, in order to finish the mission, the building will have to go,” he said. “It’s just too much of a risk.”

Another timing obstacle is that Tropical Storm Elsa has Surfside in its extended forecast cone. Division Director for Office of Emergency Management Charles Cirillo said the county faces the risk of heavy rainfall and strong winds from Elsa from Sunday night into Monday morning.

Other buildings to be evaluated

Teams going through the debris have still not yet found a single trigger for the collapse. And as investigators look into what caused the devastation, city officials are working to prevent damage elsewhere.
The town of Surfside has requested that all buildings over the age of 30 and more than three stories high begin to examine their structures before the 40-year building recertification program, a letter to property owners said Thursday.

Buildings will need to hire a registered structural engineer to perform an analysis of the building and are also requested to hire a registered geotechnical engineer “to perform an analysis of the foundation and subsurface soils.”

Repairs to the Champlain Towers South as part of the 40-year-recertification process had just begun when the collapse happened.

Some reports have surfaced of wear and damage to the building in the years leading up to the collapse, and some officials and residents have accused the building of not doing enough to prevent the incident.

SEE ALSO: What we know about those missing, dead in the Miami-area condo collapse

A lawsuit on behalf of a family suing the Champlain Towers South condo association alleges Morabito Consultants, which performed a structural analysis of the building in 2018, did not do enough to keep occupants safe by failing to examine the building’s sub-surface foundation.

The suit was filed by attorneys for the family of Harold Rosenberg, who remains unaccounted for, and further alleges that after the 2018 report was completed the condo association and Morabito Consultants should have submitted a written report to the town of Surfside certifying that the condo was structurally safe. “The Morabito report did not certify that the building ‘is structurally and electrically safe…for continued occupancy,'” the suit states.

“Instead, in an apparent attempt to wash away its failures in the wake of this tragedy, Defendant Morabito submitted this report… approximately 16 hours after the Champlain Towers South building collapsed,” the suit states, referring to a document filed with the town of Surfside on June 24.

WATCH: Little fingers, screams lead dog walker to find boy trapped in Florida condo collapse rubble

The report was conducted by engineer Frank Morabito for the building’s condo association as part of the Champlain Towers South’s 40-year recertification effort.

In a statement to CNN, a spokesperson for Morabito Consultants, said: “While we cannot comment on active or pending litigation, the firm’s 2018 report for the Champlain Towers South Condominium Association offered detailed findings and recommendations regarding extensive and necessary structural repairs for the condo building. We continue to work closely with the investigating authorities to understand why the structure failed and are praying for the families and loved ones of all who are have been impacted by this tragic event.”

President Biden’s emotional visit

On Thursday, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden met with the search and rescue personnel, first responders and some the families of the 145 people still unaccounted for.

“Unfortunately, I’ve done a lot of these circumstances where I’ve met with families who’ve had great loss,” the President said after the three-hour meeting. “And what amazed me with this group of people was the resilience, the absolute commitment, their willingness to do whatever it took.”

He added: “I walked away impressed by their strength.”

But after the eighth day of searching, he also noted the devastating understanding in the families.

“The families here are very realistic — they know the longer it goes,” he said, his voice trailing.

He noted that local FEMA personnel and local first responders took all of the families of those unaccounted for to the site of the collapse to see it up close, describing painful details.

“They’re all realists. They all look and they see those floors — it’s literally feet — cement upon cement upon cement,” he said.

That didn’t suggest efforts should stop, he said.

Steve Rosenthal, whose condo was one unit away from where the building collapsed, said Biden’s visit to survivors and families of those missing was “very uplifting.”

He said, “There must’ve been 200 people in that room. And he walked around and talked to every single person. And as long as that person was talking to him, he listened. And I’m not embellishing this at all. If a person talked for six minutes, he sat there and listened for six minutes.”

The-CNN-Wire ™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.

Author: CNNWire
This post originally appeared on ABC13

Fortnite search farm for clues Week 7 Legendary challenge map locations REVEALED

Fortnite fans can earn XP by completing the latest set of weekly challenges.

Fortnite developer Epic Games releases a fresh batch of challenges each week.

More traditional challenges are classed as Epic Quests, while Legendary Quests are more in depth and provide extra bonus XP.

This week’s Epic Quests task players with dealing damage near an Abductor, destroying hiding places, and destroying objects.

You’ll earn additional XP for hunting an infected animal, travelling in a saucer, and experiencing low gravity.

One final challenge tasks players with abducting an opponent with a saucer tractor beam.

As for the Legendary Quests, players can earn XP by placing missing person signs and collecting doomsday preppers guides.

One of the more interesting challenges involves visiting Farmer Steel’s favourite places, while another tasks users with searching the farm for clues.

Fortunately, this challenge is very easy once you know where to look.

As you can see from the video above, you only actually need to search for two clues out of a possible four.

One of the clues can be found in the southern corn field, while another is north of the house by the bushes.

Other clues can be found by rocks in the north part of the farm, as well as another rock formation in the south of the farm.

Once you’ve found two clues, the challenge is complete and you’ll gain a massive 45,000 XP.

You can see the remaining Fortnite Week 4 challenges below…

Fortnite Week 4 Epic Quests in full…

• Deal damage near an Abductor (1000)

• Destroy hiding places (3)

• Destroy Objects at Retail Row, Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, or Holly Hatchery (5)

• Experience low gravity with Alien Nanites or on the Mothership (1)

• Hunt an infected animal (1)

• Travel in a Saucer (1000)

• Abduct an opponent with a saucer tractor beam (1)

Fortnite Week 4 Legendary Challenges in full…

• Search the farm for clues (2) – 45,000 XP

• Visit Farmer Steel’s favorite places (3) – 30,000 XP

• Place missing person signs in Weeping Woods and Misty Meadows (4) – 30,000 XP

• Collect doomsday preppers guide (1) – 30,000 XP

• Forage for food, need supplies (5) – 30,000 XP

Author: Liam Martin
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Gaming

Search grows dire in Miami condo collapse with 159 missing; Fire hampering rescue efforts

SURFSIDE, Fla — A “very deep fire” hampered rescue efforts Saturday at the collapsed oceanfront condominium tower near Miami where authorities are racing to recover any survivors beneath a mountain of rubble, officials said.

Rescuers were using infrared technology, water and foam to battle the blaze, whose source was unclear. Smoke has been the biggest barrier, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a news conference.

“We’re facing very incredible difficulties with this fire. It’s a very deep fire. It’s extremely difficult to locate the source of the fire,” she said.

SEE ALSO: What we know about those missing in the Miami-area condo collapse

One hundred fifty-nine people remain unaccounted for since Thursday’s collapse, which killed at least four.

Authorities also announced Saturday they are beginning an audit of buildings nearing their 40-year review – like the fallen Champlain Towers South – to make sure they’re safe.

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have joined local and state authorities at the site, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

The news came after word of a 2018 engineering report that showed the building had “major structural damage” to a concrete slab below its pool deck that needed extensive repairs, part of a series of documents released by the city of Surfside.

While the report from the firm of Morabito Consultants did not warn of imminent danger from the damage – and it is unclear if any of the damage observed was responsible for the collapse – it did note the need for extensive and costly repairs to fix systemic issues with the building.

MORE: 2018 report pointed out ‘major structural damage’ at Miami condo before collapse

It said the waterproofing under the pool deck had failed and had been improperly laid flat instead of sloped, preventing water from draining off.

“The failed waterproofing is causing major structural damage to the concrete structural slab below these areas. Failure to replaced the waterproofing in the near future will cause the extent of the concrete deterioration to expand exponentially,” the report said.

The firm recommended that the damaged slabs be replaced in what would be a major repair.

The report also uncovered “abundant cracking and spalling” of concrete columns, beams and walls in the parking garage. Some of the damage was minor, while other columns had exposed and deteriorating rebar. It also noted that many of the building’s previous attempts to fix the columns and other damage with epoxy were marred by poor workmanship and were failing.

Beneath the pool deck “where the slab had been epoxy-injected, new cracks were radiating from the originally repaired cracks,” the report said.

Gregg Schlesinger, a former construction project engineer who is now a lawyer handling construction defect cases, said another area of concern in the report is cracks that were discovered in the tower’s stucco facade. Schlesinger said that could indicate structural problems inside the exterior that could have been critical in the collapse.

“The building speaks to us. It is telling us we have a serious problem,” Schlesinger said in a phone interview Saturday.

He added that there are frequently “telltale signs” on oceanfront buildings indicating problems structurally largely from saltwater and salty air intrusion.

“This is a wakeup call for folks on the beach. Investigate and repair. This should be done every five years,” Schlesinger added. “The scary portion is the other buildings. You think this is unique? No.”

Abi Aghayere, a Drexel University engineering researcher, said the extent of the damage shown in the engineering report was notable. In addition to possible problems under the pool, he said several areas above the entrance drive showing signs of deterioration were worrisome and should have been repaired immediately because access issues prevented a closer inspection.

“Were the supporting members deteriorated to the extent that a critical structural element or their connections failed leading to progressive collapse?” he wrote in an email to the AP after reviewing the report. “Were there other areas in the structure that were badly deteriorated and unnoticed?”

MORE: 9/11 fire commissioner sees ‘less hope’ in finding condo collapse survivors

On Saturday, a crane could be seen removing pieces of rubble from a more than 30-foot pile of debris at the collapse site. Scores of rescuers used big machines, small buckets, drones, microphones and their own hands to pick through the mountain of debris that had been the 12-story Champlain Towers South.

Levine Cava told WPLG there was no change in the number of people still unaccounted for: “We are at status quo,” she said. “I’m hopeful this will be a day that we have will have a breakthrough.”

Rachel Spiegel was anxious for any update on her missing mother, 66-year-old Judy Spiegel, who lived on the sixth floor.

“I’m just praying for a miracle,” Spiegel said. “We’re heartbroken that she was even in the building.”

Jeanne Ugarte was coming to grips with what she feared was a tragic end for longtime friends Juan and Ana Mora and their son Juan Jr., who was visiting his parents in their condo at the tower.

“I know they’re not going to find them (alive),” Ugarte said. “It’s been too long.”

While officials said no cause for the collapse early Thursday has been determined, Gov. Ron DeSantis said a “definitive answer” was needed in a timely manner. Video showed the center of the building appearing to tumble down first, followed by a section nearer to the beach.

The 2018 report was part of preliminary work by the engineering company conducting the building’s required inspections for a recertification due this year of the building’s structural integrity at 40 years. The condominium tower was built in 1981.

___

Condon reported from New York. Associated Press Terry Spencer in Surfside contributed to this report.

Copyright © 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

Author: AP

This post originally appeared on ABC13 RSS Feed

Frustration Mounts in Search for Survivors of Condo Collapse Near Miami

“I got home and made breakfast and slept for maybe five hours,” he said.

For now, anxious families have been relocated from a community center to a neighboring hotel so they could be more comfortable. The authorities planned to brief them every four hours on the search-and-rescue operations.

And survivors continued to share staggering stories of how they escaped harm.

Marian Smeraldi-Lopez, who lived with her family on the sixth floor, said she got out through a stairway.

“No apartments on that north side were visible,” she said. “Just air, debris and rubble.”

Ms. Smeraldi-Lopez, her husband, Alfredo Lopez, and their 24-year-old son, Michael Lopez, grabbed a flashlight, cellphones and eyeglasses and ran out in their pajamas. Dust had seeped in from around the glass doors and windows. There was no electricity. Somewhere, an alarm sounded. The apartment next to theirs, she said, “was gone.”

She and her family stayed close to the wall, inching past an elevator bank. At the stairs, they joined a single-file line of residents streaming down from upper floors. Families called out to keep track of those behind them. In the garage, the water was up to her ankles.

Outside, they climbed over a broken pool deck wall, wanting to reach the beach in case there was destruction from what they still thought was an earthquake: “I was convinced the aftershock was going to happen,” she said.

But when they reached a clearing, she turned around. There was only one section of the building that had fallen, and the buildings around them were unscathed.

The understanding of their plight filled her with dread.

“It was just our building,” she said, “and it stopped at our apartment.”

Reporting was contributed by Richard Fausset, Giulia Heyward, Michael Majchrowicz and Joseph B. Treaster from Surfside. Reporting was also contributed by Mike Baker, Manny Fernandez, Christine Hauser, Sophie Kasakove, Alyssa Lukpat and Mitch Smith. Kitty Bennett contributed research.

Author: Patricia Mazzei
This post originally appeared on NYT > Top Stories

Condo Collapse Near Miami Prompts Frantic Search for Survivors

Relatives of Paraguay’s first lady and an Argentine couple with a 6-year-old daughter were among those unaccounted for, according to South American officials, news reports and relatives. Paraguay’s foreign minister, Euclides Acevedo, identified the missing relatives of President Mario Abdo Benítez’s family as Luis Pettengill, a cattle rancher, and his wife, Sophia López Moreira — a sister of the first lady, Silvana López Moreira. An employee of the family and the couple’s three children are also missing, he said.

Lisandro Sabanés, a spokesman for Argentina’s foreign ministry, said that at least nine Argentines who were believed to have been in the building were unaccounted for.

A Chilean man, Claudio Bonnefoy, is also among those missing, according to his daughter, Pascale Bonnefoy. Ms. Bonnefoy, a Chilean journalist who writes for The New York Times, said her father, who is 85, lives in an apartment on the side of the building that collapsed. He lived with his wife, María Obias-Bonnefoy.

“Their apartment is in the rubble,” Ms. Bonnefoy said.

Along the beach in front of the remains of the building, a crowd of people gathered throughout the day somberly gazing at the rubble.

Raysa Rodriguez, 59, who lives in the part of the building that remained standing, said she was awakened by what she thought was an earthquake. She then escaped down an emergency stairwell and off a second-floor balcony onto a rescue ladder.

“When I opened the door, I’m like, ‘There’s no more building,’” said Ms. Rodriguez, who has owned a ninth-floor unit in the building for nearly 20 years. “They are not going to be able to find those people.”

Mr. Cohen, the lawyer rescued via crane, said he and his wife were asleep when he heard what sounded like a loud thunderclap. When they opened the door to their unit, “It looked like it had been hit by a missile.”

“I am always happy to be alive,” Mr. Cohen said, “but I’m even happier today.”

Patricia Mazzei and Richard Fausset reported from Surfside. Joseph B. Treaster, William P. Davis, Johnny Diaz, Giulia Heyward, Michael Majchrowicz, Neil Reisner and Amanda Rosa contributed reporting from Surfside; Ernesto Londoño from Rio de Janeiro; Daniel Politi from Buenos Aires; and Santi Carneri from Asunción, Paraguay. Mike Baker, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Jenny Gross, Christine Hauser, Sophie Kasakove and Alexandra E. Petri also contributed reporting. Susan C. Beachy and Kitty Bennett contributed research.

Author: Patricia Mazzei and Richard Fausset
This post originally appeared on NYT > Top Stories

Tottenham next manager EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Mason put on standby as farcical search continues

Ryan Mason has been put on standby by managerless Tottenham to take charge of pre-season training. Former Spurs midfielder Mason was made interim head coach until the end of the season in April after Jose Mourinho was sacked, becoming the youngest manager of a Premier League club so far, at the age of 29.

But since then Spurs have been repeatedly foiled in their efforts to appoint a permanent successor to Mourinho.

Their players who were not involved in international duty are due to arrive back on July 5 for the start of pre-season training, in just ten days’ time.

The club have now put Mason and his team – with Chris Powell and Nigel Gibbs as interim assistants, Michel Form as interim goalkeeping coach, and Ledley King as first team assistant – on standby to take charge of preparations for pre-season, in case a new man is not appointed in time.

Tottenham’s latest managerial setback saw them spurned by Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday, despite making a “dizzying” offer.

In a search for a new manager that has become farcical, the club have failed to lure former manager Mauricio Pochettini back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

They also had fruitless talks with former Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte, former Roma chief Paulo Fonseca, ex-Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso and Ajax coach Erik ten Hag, who instead signed a new deal in Amsterdam.

Brighton manager Graham Potter and Rangers coach Steven Gerrard have also been linked with the job.

Former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Potter are seen as the most viable candidates for the vacant role at present.

Mason, who had to retire from football in 2018 after fracturing his skull while playing for Hull, stepped up from his role as Head of Player Development at Tottenham in April to take over the first team.

In Mason’s spell in charge, Spurs played seven matches, winning four and losing three.

Speaking about his future back in May, Mason said: “My personal ambitions I have to put aside at this moment. I don’t really want to think about what I want or need.

“I have loved representing this football club, to be given this opportunity at this age has been amazing. Would I have said no to this football club? No.

Author:
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Sport Feed

Want to hide your Chrome search history? Clever new feature keeps everything locked away

Chrome’s privacy-focused Incognito Mode is more private than ever before …but not for everyone. Google is testing an experimental new feature with iPhone owners that’s designed to keep a tighter lid on their internet history. When enabled, Chrome will require authentication with Face ID facial recognition before it allows you to move into Incognito Mode.

So, even if you lend your iPhone to a friend, there’s no chance they’ll be able to jump into your latest Incognito Mode browsing session. Or start one of their own, for that matter.

You’ll only need to verify your identity with Face ID the first time that you launch a new Incognito Mode tab. Google will let you continue to open more links and tabs without the need for another Face ID scan until you close the Chrome app on your iPhone. That will restart the process.

For those who don’t know, Incognito Mode stops your activity showing up in the web history menu or predictive search feature on Google, which suggests previous queries to speed-up repeat searches. While Incognito Mode is great when it comes to shopping for surprise Birthday gifts on a shared device, it doesn’t hide your activity from your internet supplier, the company that makes your Wi-Fi router, or any of the websites you’re visiting. So don’t think of it as some kind of invisibility cloak.

On shared gadgets, like an iPad, the ability to lock down your secretive shopping basket in Incognito Mode with a Face ID scan could be hugely helpful. And save a number of families from spoiled surprises.

The feature is still being tested right now, so won’t be available on your iPhone or iPad by default. However, it’s pretty simple to enable the experimental new privacy feature, if you fancy giving it a try. To do that, launch Google Chrome on your device and type chrome://flags into the address bar and hit go. When that loads, hunt for the heading marked “Device Authentication for Incognito” and enable it. That adds the experimental feature to your browser.

To turn it on, you’ll need to close Google Chrome and launch the app again. After that’s done, head to the main settings menu, then tap Privacy and enable the toggle marked “Lock Incognito Tabs When You Close Chrome”.

And that’s it. You’re done.

Since this is an experimental feature, it’s unclear whether Google plans to bring it Chrome users worldwide anytime soon. Also, there’s no sign of an equivalent on Android just yet, so if that’s your poison, you’ll need to keep a closer eye on your Incognito Mode browsing.

Author:
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Tech Feed