London Contenders Chase Points

14, 2013 | 5:47 PM License Photo Londoners relax in a park near the London skyline. A planned terrorist attack on Britain was foiled after four men were arrested in London. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott) LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) — A planned terrorist attack in Britain was foiled when four men were arrested in London after tires were shot out in a car chase, police said. Scotland Yard said the men were arrested Sunday under the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, The Daily Telegraph reported. Armed officers were deployed because it was feared the men could have access to weapons, the Telegraph said. Police shot out the tires of a vehicle in east London while pursuing two of the men, each age 25, the Telegraph reported, adding witnesses reported observing police ram the rear of the car, while a helicopter hovered overhead, before it was brought to a stop Sunday evening. In simultaneous actions, a man, 28, was stopped by police as he walked down a west London street, and a fourth man, 29, was arrested in a home in southeast London, the Daily Telegraph said. The BBC said the alleged Islamist plot was believed to have involved firearms and had been being monitored for some time. The four men were booked at a south London police station as six homes across London and two vehicles were being searched, officials said. Their identities were not released. In a statement, Scotland Yard said the arrests were made during a “pre-planned, intelligence-led operation. … Public safety remains our overriding concern.” 2013 United Press International, Inc.

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Four of the contenders in the Emirates ATP Race To London are in action this week at ATP World Tour 250 tournaments in Vienna, Stockholm and Moscow. After Juan Martin del Potro s qualification at the weekend, four berths remain up for grabs at the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals next month in London. Currently in ninth position, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could strengthen his claim by winning the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, where he is the top seed. The Frenchman would gain a net total of 205 points, moving him ahead of the eighth-placed Roger Federer , who is not in action this week. Tsonga is putting together a late charge to London, where he was runner-up in 2011 (l. to Federer), having been sidelined during the summer with a left knee injury. He is coming off a semi-final showing in Shanghai (l. to Djokovic). Hot on Tsongas heels is fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet , who is just 50 points behind Tsonga going into the week. Gasquet suffered a setback when he was beaten in the first round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters last week, but could increase his points total to 3120 with victory this week at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. It would be enough to overtake Tsonga, should his countryman not win the Vienna title. Canadian Milos Raonic is primed to take advantage of any slip up by Gasquet this week. The 22 year old, who is looking to qualify for the first time, starts the week in 11th position, but victory at the If Stockholm Open , where he is the second seed behind David Ferrer , would take him above Gasquet, should the Frenchman fail to reach the final in Moscow. Tommy Haas still has an outside chance of qualifying for the first time at the age of 35. The German competes as the second seed in Vienna and victory in the Austrian capital city would close the gap marginally on Raonic. Haas is currently in 12th position, but is 505 points behind Raonic. By winning the title, he would earn a net total of 160 points. Facebook Fans Related Topics:

Simple. Come up with an equally addictive hybrid dessert. Inspired by the increasing appetite for mash-up desserts, fusing two calorie and fat-filled items into one, Britains Evening Standard newspaper tasked food writer and blogger Victoria Stewart with commissioning a winning dessert combination to rival the cronut. We were keen to get something new as we always try to move the story on a bit, says Stewart. American baker Bea Vo was chosen for her background in hybrid desserts. Vo, opened her Beas Bakery in London three years ago, and was already known by customers for her duffin, a cake doughnut filled with jam, which she created a few years ago. With a loyal following for her inventive desserts, Vo was given a list of experimental fusion foods to whip up for the Standard . One of them was the muffle, a muffin and waffle. We did make one, but the fruit caramelized too quickly. The trick to fusion desserts is to bring out the best of both, which is why Vos invention, the townie has been a huge success. The brownie-tartlet has a gooey center and a crisp outer shell. I immediately saw it and thought, why hasnt anyone done that before? Vo explains, the fact that brownie dough isnt very wet prevents the shell from getting soggy, and also allows for under-baking the brownie to give the center that highly sought after gooey-ness. But while Vo knew it would work, she didnt expect to sell more than a few dozen. Instead, she sold 800 in ten days, and garnered attention from US TV networks. This is one of those unusual things that really had its own life. Vo is no longer alone in her quest for a calorie-filled craving-maker.