London Zoo’s Tiger Cub, First Born At Zoo In 17 Years, Drowns

A tiger at London Zoo gave birth to the cub just three weeks ago.

Last month, he was popular there because his maternal grandfather, Wilbur “Moose” Thompson won the gold medal in the 1948 Olympics in the shot put at Wembley Stadium. “I got some interviews for sure,” Bethel-Thompson said of his September visit to Wembley. “They love their Olympics over there.” His grandfather is 93 and living in Southern California. He will not attend the game, nor did he when Bethel-Thompson was wearing purple. He does have a cousin teaching in Austria and she went to the Vikings-Steelers game. “She’s hit me up for tickets again,” he said with a laugh. Bethel-Thompson realized he’ll be heading back to London shortly after he was claimed by the 49ers on Oct. 9. “It was cool to be a part of that, the whole process of being in the same stadium as my grandfather,” Bethel-Thompson said. “The second thing, it was just a very cool environment. Talk about 98,000 people and they’re good fans.” “It’s a very different vibe than American stadiums. They’re very into it, with flags all over the place. It’s a very cool place to play.” The 49ers are staying and practicing at the same place the Vikings did.

London calling for Bethel-Thompson again

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Keepers “heartbroken” as tiger cub found dead in enclosure at London Zoo Newborn animal believed to have drowned in pond after mother carried it outside Three-week-old cub was first Sumatran tiger to be born at zoo in 17 years London (CNN) — Keepers at London Zoo are “distraught” after a newborn tiger cub — the first Sumatran tiger born there for 17 years — drowned in a pool at its enclosure. The animal was born to five-year-old first-time-mom Melati just three weeks ago, and its arrival was greeted with huge excitement and celebration at the zoo, where experts were “over-the-moon” about the birth. But on Saturday, keepers raised the alarm when they could no longer see the young tiger on cameras inside its den; a search of the enclosure revealed the animal’s body. It is thought Melati carried the cub out into the paddock area of the zoo’s “Tiger Territory,” where it fell into the pond and drowned. Meet the newest resident at London Zoo Animals weighing in at London Zoo Wanted: Female for last surviving fish “We’re heartbroken by what’s happened,” said London Zoo’s Malcolm Fitzpatrick. Melati is said to be a very nervous tiger who prefers routine, and experts at the zoo had opted to allow her full access to the whole enclosure fearing that any changes to her environment might cause her to injure or abandon her cub. “At the time we thought it was in the best interests of Melati and her cub to allow her continued access to the full enclosure as normal,” Fitzpatrick said. “We didn’t want to put her on edge by changing her surroundings or routines, in case she abandoned or attacked the cub.” London Zoo is to carry out a full review of the circumstances which led to the cub’s death. “We would do anything to turn back the clock, and nobody could be more upset about what’s happened than the keepers who work with the tigers every day,” said Fitzpatrick. They are devoted to those tigers and are distraught.” The zoo had kept Melati’s pregnancy a secret for about 105 days before her cub was born on September 22. Hidden cameras were installed in her enclosure to keep watch over her throughout, and the speedy birth, which lasted just six minutes, was also caught on video.

Hotel Near London’s ExCeL Toasts the 50th Anniversary of “Doctor Who”

Markets closed Hotel Near London’s ExCeL Toasts the 50th Anniversary of “Doctor Who” The London Marriott Hotel West India Quay Is Mixing Three New Drinks in Honour of Everyone’s Favourite Doctor Press Release: Marriott International 4 hours ago View Photo For 50 years, audiences have accompanied The Doctor on his adventures through time and space. Now the moment has arrived to reflect on the characters, villains, events and backstage stories that have made this show a cultural icon. London Marriott Hotel West India Quay will be raising its own glass to the show thats inspired spin-offs, fan clubs and, at this hotel at least, three new specialty cocktails. Click here for high-resolution version LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – Oct 17, 2013) – For 50 years, audiences have accompanied The Doctor on his adventures through time and space. Now the moment has arrived to reflect on the characters, villains, events and backstage stories that have made this show a cultural icon. As people flock to the official, sold-out event at London’s ExCeL venue from 22 to 24 November 2013, the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay will be raising its own glass to the show that’s inspired spin-offs, fan clubs and, at this hotel at least, three new specialty cocktails. In an appropriate juxtaposition of heroes and villains, the cocktails are named for The Doctor’s trusty sonic screwdriver and his arch-enemies, the Daleks. Guests of this London hotel near ExCeL , for example, can channel their inner Doctors when they sip the Laser Screwdriver’s powerful mix of vodka, Cointreau, Passoa and passion-fruit juice, all of which is poured over a dollop of passion fruit-and-mango sorbet in a martini glass. The Sonic Screwdriver adds a touch of bubbly with vodka, Orange Curacao, a dash of grenadine and a topper of Champagne, all served in a Champagne flute and garnished with a playful twist of orange. The Dalekquiri, meanwhile, nods to The Doctor’s worst enemies, the Daleks, and accordingly caters to a more decadent taste profile with vodka, Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Cream with a Hint of Mint Chocolate, chocolate liqueur and banana served, appropriately, within a hurricane glass. Sipping any one of these specialty cocktails may not turn guests into The Doctor or his companion, but they will afford them the opportunity to experience one of the finest restaurants overlooking Canary Wharf . Visitors can choose to relax in the newly refurbished Lobby Bar, or book a table at Manhattan Grill, an upscale steakhouse where stylishly inviting decor meets painstakingly prepared steaks and other entree options like linguine and salmon. This Canary Wharf restaurant also offers private dining for groups of 10 to 40, an exciting option for not just “Doctor Who” fans looking to gather at a hotel near London’s ExCeL after the event, but for anyone interested in booking an exclusive culinary experience. While “Doctor Who” will live to save another day in the next season, guests can only taste these specialty cocktails for the duration of the anniversary event.

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They have a nice facility. The first day that they offered me, they had my attention, Freeland said. College is on my mind. But my main goal is to accomplish what I have to accomplish in high school to get to that next stage of college. NUMBER CRUNCH: 9 The number of wins the undefeated Crossland boys soccer team has this fall, after winning 9-0 over Surrattsville on Wednesday. The Cavaliers have posted six consecutive shutouts, and have outscored opponents 53-3 this season. BREAKFAST LINKS Alex and Rachel Andrejev use their relationship to thrive on the volleyball court, and that was on full display Wednesday night as No. 7 Langley upset No. 2 Madison. Plenty of players took punishment in a physical girls soccer showdown between Arundel and Broadneck Wednesday, which ended in 1-1 draw after a 100 minute marathon. St. James forward Therence Mayimba became the second area high school basketball player to commit to George Mason this week. Heres a look at area high school football players to earn invites to the Army all-American Bowl and the Under Armour all-America Bowl. Former Princeton Day guard Aquille Carr, who spent the past summer playing in China on the Legends Tour, signed a contract with the NBA Development League earlier this week and will be eligible for the draft next month.