Lightning strike leads to a player being fired

Lightning strike leads to a player being fired

01/02/2018 19:01
Travel news
WINTER Olympic fever is spreading far and wide, even to the sleepy backwaters of Milton Keynes.
On Sunday in the British Ice Hockey League, Milton Keynes Lightning were playing Guildford Flames, when American Matt Nickerson, the home side’s bad-tempered defenceman, thumped a fan, as he left the ice.
There’s always plenty of cut-and-thrust on the ice, but this was a step too far, and Milton Keynes sacked him on the spot.
The League also issued a 20-game ban, which will follow him to wherever his next port of call is.
The official league report said. “Nickerson left the players’ bench for the purpose of engaging in a physical altercation with an opposing player.
“He physically broke free of the linesman to try to engage an opposition player on several occasions. While leaving the playing surface, Nickerson took his stick and moved it from his right hand to his left hand.
“It was an indication that there was premeditated thought on Nickerson’s part, because he delivered a forceful back-hand punch, directly to the head of an unsuspecting fan.”
Milton Keynes were shocked at the incident and ended the player’s contract straight away. They also apologised to the victim, and other spectators in the building.
A spokesman said: “It is unacceptable at any time that supporters are threatened, or made to feel unsafe.”


Canary Islands


Cheap Flights to St.Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is the place miracles are made. Today, Russia’s second largest city is known for its stunning tsarist architecture, fashionable restaurants, shopping and electric nightlife, all set along the beautiful Neva River. But St. Petersburg is also the site of some of the most pivotal moments in Russia's history, most notably the Siege of Leningrad.

One of the most awesome spectacles you can see once you've stepped off a flight to St. Petersburg are the “white nights” that occur in the city in the summer. Find cheap flights to St. Petersburg in June and July and watch in awe as the city glows from the prolonged twilight. The sun never drops far enough below the horizon to create the usual nighttime darkness, so the city is constantly lit up under the miraculous white light.

Find cheap flights to St.Petersburg


Jolly Roger… and out!
16/03/2018 14:31
A water journey, through the ages
16/03/2018 14:32
Gearing up for Easter
16/03/2018 14:32
Snakes alive! Illegal-reptile gang had protected species
16/03/2018 14:34
Legendary Prof Hawking, who captivated our island
16/03/2018 14:35