Police lose keys to Wembley Stadium

first_imgOrganisers stressed that the keys were for internal doors and the relevant locks have now been changed.Scotland Yard is not treating the incident as a criminal matter.A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “On the morning of Tuesday 24 July officers on Olympic police operations at Wembley stadium reported that internal security keys, being used by them as part of searches, were missing.”She said officers searched the stadium but could not find the keys.“Detectives also attended to ascertain if there was any evidence of criminal offences,” the spokeswoman said. “There’s none at this time.”She added: “There is absolutely no security concern in relation to the stadium as measures were taken immediately to secure all key areas of the venue.”A spokesman for London 2012 dismissed fears that security had been breached.“These were internal keys, locks have been changed and the security of the venue has not been compromised in any way,” he said.Wembley, England’s national stadium, is one of six venues being used for the football tournament and hosted Great Britain men’s 3-1 victory over the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.Both gold medal matches will be played there.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, July 30 – Police guarding Wembley Stadium where Olympic football matches are being played revealed Monday that they have lost a set of keys to the venue.Officers searching the stadium in London ahead of the start of the Games misplaced the keys, prompting an investigation by Scotland Yard, but organisers insisted that security has not been compromised.last_img read more

Karanka thankful for Everton lesson as Middlesbrough gear up for reverse fixture

first_img1 Aitor Karanka will send Middlesbrough into Premier League battle with Everton thankful for the lesson they were taught when they met for the first time this season.The two sides will resume hostilities at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday with Boro sitting just a single point clear of the relegation zone and knowing they need to end a run of seven games without a win if they are to fulfil their season’s minimum aim of securing a second top-flight campaign in the wake of their hard-earned return.Boro travelled to the blue half of Merseyside on September 17 having tasted defeat just once in their opening four league games and – despite taking the lead – lost 3-1 as Everton hit back in devastating fashion.Head coach Karanka said: “We realised how difficult the Premier League was that day because we competed against Everton in the second half, but for 15 minutes in the first half, they were much better than us and we couldn’t compete.“After that game, we’ve improved a lot. It’s difficult to score goals and create chances, but we’re improving a lot, and we’re competing against every team.“We had a chance to beat Tottenham last week and we are more mature and more experienced now than then.”The defeat at Spurs – which came courtesy of a second-half Harry Kane penalty – means Boro have collected just three of the last 21 points they have contested and although they sit in 15th place level on 21 points with Leicester and improving Swansea, they are just two better off than basement boys Sunderland.Perhaps more worryingly, they are five adrift of Bournemouth in 14th with a gap opening up and the bottom six in danger of being marooned.If they are to remain in touch this weekend, they will have to find a way to stop in-form Everton frontman Romelu Lukaku, who took his tally for the season to 17 when he scored four times in the Toffees’ 6-3 victory over the Cherries last weekend.Lukaku scored his side’s third against Boro in September and also struck in last season’s 2-0 Capital One Cup quarter-final win at the Riverside.Asked how the Belgium international could be shackled, Karanka admitted: “It’s difficult. We’ve played against him twice, he scored twice, in the cup and against us in the league.“But we are more experienced. Our defenders have more experience and I hope we can stop him.” Karanka’s side are without a win in seven last_img read more

Orange County 4H/Extension Meeting Sept. 27

first_imgThe Orange County Extension Service and Orange County 4-H Inc. Annual Meeting is Sept. 27. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 22.The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Orange County Community Center. To buy tickets, call the extension office at (812) 723-7107 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the extension office at 205 E. Main St. during those hours.The cost of the meal, catered by Lost River Career Cooperative culinary class, is $4 per person.Tanya Hall, Purdue Extension regional extension educator for community development, will be the speaker.last_img read more