Barca braced for Cillessen exit as they eye Remiro

first_imgBarcelona have started to scour the market for a new goalkeeper, with Goal of the understanding that Alex Remiro of Athletic Club is a preferred option. The Camp Nou giants currently have two experienced international performers on their books in the form of Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Jasper Cillessen. They are, however, expecting their Dutch shot-stopper to move on in the near future as he seeks to find more regular game time.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Cillessen has made no secret of his desire to consider a new challenge and Barca will not stand in his way next summer. Moves to bring in suitable cover have already been put into motion, with Remiro registering on the recruitment radar in Catalunya. The 23-year-old’s contract status in Bilbao has Barca intrigued, with it possible that a top target could be available as a free agent in 2019. Remiro is into the final year of his current deal and has penned no extension after failing to force his way into the Athletic side. He had been hoping that a record-breaking move for Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea would clear his path at San Mames, but that has not been the case. As a result, he is now weighing up his options. Remiro got a taste for being first-choice during a loan spell at Huesca last season and is eager to further his development. A move to Barca would leave him in a similar situation to Cillessen, but he would be presented with an opportunity to learn from and follow in the footsteps of Ter Stegen. Remiro may be willing to fill such a position as an initial desire from all concerned to agree an extended stay in Bilbao has now made way for exit talk. Barcelona are continuing to monitor the situation and could make a move if forced into a move to bolster their keeping ranks.last_img read more

Zidane: Important for Ronaldo to break Liga duck

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Zidane: Important for Ronaldo to break Liga duck Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 01:50 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ronaldo-Cropped Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Getafe v Real Madrid Real Madrid Getafe Primera División Zinédine Zidane The Portuguese superstar is off the mark after his first league goal of the season, and his manager hailed the importance of that opening tally Zinedine Zidane talked up the importance of Cristiano Ronaldo breaking his La Liga duck after Real Madrid beat Getafe 2-1 in his 100th game in charge.Madrid looked poised to have to settle for a draw against their neighbours after Jorge Molina cancelled out Karim Benzema’s first-half opener.Celta 9/1 to beat Las Palmas 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Ronaldo had failed to score in his first three league appearances this season, and somehow missed a glorious chance with the goal at his mercy from a yard out late on.But he quickly atoned for that astonishing display of profligacy, firing in Isco’s superb lofted ball on the half-volley five minutes from time.The victory moves Madrid within four points of leaders Barcelona ahead of the Catalans’ away game with Atletico Madrid later on Saturday.The man who netted our winner at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez!@Cristiano pic.twitter.com/OUw7HoRGMH— Real Madrid C.F.(@realmadriden) October 14, 2017And speaking at his post-match media conference, Zidane said: “It was important that he scored his first [in the league], from there we will see, but I am happy for him and for Benzema.”We have suffered a lot but it is normal. We know that in La Liga we are going to suffer in all the matches because there is a rival that wants to put you in difficulties.”The good thing is that we played a good match, the first half was phenomenal with how we had the ball and with our chances.”We have achieved the three points, which is what was most important.”Asked about the achievement of winning his 100th game at the helm, Zidane replied: “Nothing has changed, I’m always the same, better to win match 100, no doubt, it’s a good memory.”last_img read more

Liverpool agree £40m Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain deal and pursue Thomas Lemar

first_img Arsenal braced as Manchester City prepare final push for Alexis Sánchez Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Transfer window Share on Pinterest Renato Sanches set to join Swansea on loan from Bayern Munich Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn news Read more Read more Arsenal Share on Facebook Topics Liverpool also remain interested in Virgil van Dijk but have received no indication that Southampton are prepared to sell their unsettled central defender. Anfield’s business on deadline day will not be confined to incomings. Crystal Palace have not given up hope of signing Mamadou Sakho having had three bids for the French defender rejected this summer. West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City are also interested in the former Paris Saint-Germain captain.Lazar Markovic could be reunited with his former Hull City manager Marco Silva at Watford and Wolfsburg look set to sign Divock Origi on loan after agreeing to pay a fee of £6m for the Belgium strikerOrigi has also been linked with transfers to Tottenham and Newcastle United but Liverpool prefer a loan deal with a European club. They would not consider a loan deal for Origi with a Premier League rival such as Spurs. Monaco The 24-year-old’s stance enabled Liverpool to develop a long-standing interest in the midfielder and agree similar terms to what Chelsea had agreed – £35m plus £5m in add‑ons. Providing there are no unforeseen problems with the medical, Oxlade‑Chamberlain will become Liverpool’s second signing of the week following Naby Keïta. The RB Leipzig midfielder will move to Merseyside next summer after Liverpool paid a £7m premium on a £48m release clause to secure the Guinea international.Arsenal initially refused to hold talks with Liverpool over Oxlade-Chamberlain with relations between the club strained by the Luis Suárez dispute of four years ago. However, faced with the prospect of losing the player for nothing when his contract expires at the end of this season, and the midfielder’s reluctance to join Chelsea, they entered and concluded negotiations swiftly on Wednesday.Oxlade-Chamberlain made 198 appearances for Arsène Wenger’s side after arriving for £12m from Southampton in August 2011. Arsenal’s woeful 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday is destined to be his last. The midfielder started all four competitive games for Arsenal this season but rejected repeated attempts by the club to extend his contract. Wenger had claimed Arsenal would take a financial hit by keeping Oxlade-Chamberlain until the end of his contract only to relent with Chelsea and then Liverpool meeting the club’s valuation.The England international faces fierce competition to secure the central midfield role he craves at Anfield. Philippe Coutinho, wanted by Barcelona but not for sale, and Adam Lallana will soon return from injury to compete for places with Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum, and Keïta’s arrival will further increase Klopp’s options.The competition may intensify this season with Liverpool refusing to concede defeat in their pursuit of France international Lemar. Liverpool have had several enquiries for the 21-year-old rejected by Monaco in recent days but will continue to pursue what would be another club record signing – in excess of £70m – until the deadline. The club’s medical staff are on standby to travel to Clairefontaine, where Lemar is preparing for France’s World Cup qualifier against Holland on Thursday, should Monaco relent and agree terms with Liverpool on the final day. Reuse this content Liverpool are on the verge of signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for £40m from Arsenal and could take their spending inside a week to around £170m should Monaco sanction the sale of Thomas Lemar on transfer deadline day.Oxlade-Chamberlain was undergoing a medical with Liverpool staff on Wednesday at St George’s Park, where he is preparing for England’s World Cup qualifiers, having spurned a move to Chelsea in favour of working for Jürgen Klopp at Anfield. The Premier League champions had agreed a £40m deal with Arsenal on Monday but the England international, wary of replicating his right-wing-back role for Antonio Conte’s team, declined to discuss the personal terms on offer at Stamford Bridge. Liverpoollast_img read more

Sanchez: Qatar not at Copa for selfies with Messi

first_imgFelix Sanchez says Qatar are not at the Copa America to take selfies with Lionel Messi as the tournament guests look to stun Argentina and qualify for the quarter-finals.Qatar and Argentina – Copa runners-up in 2015 and 2016 – will meet in Porto Alegre on Sunday, with a quarter-final berth on the line.Asian Cup champions and 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar have one point from two games and are ahead of Argentina on goal difference in Group B, with third spot potentially enough to progress to the knockout phase. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The pressure is on Messi and Argentina to avoid a group-stage exit and Qatar head coach Sanchez insisted his side will not be overawed by the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.”It’s true we are not very well known in South America, but we have super-professional players and we’ve come to compete, not to take photos with Messi,” Sanchez told reporters.”They’re the favourites and are obliged to win. We’ll try to compete against a great team who have the best player in the world.”We have a chance to qualify and that’s what’s exciting, not the fact we could knock out a monster like Argentina.”Messi scored in Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Paraguay following a 2-0 loss to Colombia to open their Copa America campaign.Qatar, meanwhile, overturned a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 against Paraguay before suffering a late 1-0 loss to Colombia on matchday two.Sanchez added: “Messi can be decisive in any game due to his quality, hundreds of coaches have spent ages trying to stop him but there’s no magic formula, it all depends on Leo’s feet.”However much you focus on it it’s very difficult to stop him, but we’ll try to prevent him from getting involved in the play in the final third of the pitch.”Qatar are one of two teams from the Asian Football Confederation invited to compete in the Copa America this year, with Japan needing a result against Ecuador on Monday to be left with any chance of making the knock-out stages.last_img read more

Technology Improving Travel

first_imgTwo new federal-provincial agreements will use technology tomake travel safer on Nova Scotia highways. The agreements will almost double the number of camera-equipped road weather information systems (RWIS) stations inthe province, and bring a state-of-the-art weigh station toa busy highway. Transportation and Public Works Minister Ron Russell and Transport Canada Minister Jean Lapierre announced twoIntelligent Transportation Systems projects today, Sept. 2,in Halifax. “These technologies will improve road safety and travelefficiency,” said Mr. Russell. “The highway camerasinstalled on the new RWIS stations will be especiallywelcome news to the many Nova Scotians who use them to checkwinter road conditions.” “This agreement for the acquisition and installation of roadweather information systems stations is one of several thatwill establish a cross-Canada network of information systemsproviding critical weather information for road maintenancecrews,” said Mr. Lapierre. “Intelligent transportationsystems can enhance the safety, security, efficiency andsustainability of Canada’s transportation system.” Under the agreement, Nova Scotia will spend $346,500 for theacquisition and installation of up to 14 RWIS stations alongthe national highway system in the province. Another fiveRWIS stations will be installed on roads that are not a partof the national highway system at a cost to Nova Scotia of$132,000. This will bring the total number of RWIS stationsto 39 from 20. Each station will use sensors to measure atmospheric andpavement temperatures. The data obtained from these sensorsallows provincial staff to make informed decisions on thebest time to apply de-icing chemicals to the road and howmuch to use, leading to improved driving conditions andenhanced safety for all travellers. Road weather information systems are automated weatherreporting stations with special sensors embedded in andbelow the road, and on nearby towers. These systems collectdetailed data on weather conditions at and near the roadsurface, which can assist weather forecasters in predictingicing conditions. The stations are mounted with web camerasthat provide staff and travellers with real-time images ofhighways. The second project involves the installation of weigh-in-motion (WIM) technology on TransCanada Highway 104 at theAuld’s Cove weigh station. Weigh-in-motion technologyautomatically detects overweight vehicles and does notinterrupt the flow of traffic. The system should result inimproved safety by screening commercial vehicles for weightcompliance. The total cost of this project is $600,000, equally sharedby the two levels of government. Transport Canada has started, and in some cases concluded,funding negotiations with the provinces and territories forthe development of a cross-Canada RWIS network. Thedepartment will pay up to 50 per cent of eligible costs forthe acquisition and installation of the system components,subject to the successful conclusion of contributionagreements with the provinces and territories. Provinces andterritories are expected to pay the balance, as well as theongoing operation and maintenance costs. As a condition offunding, provinces are also required to enter into a data-sharing agreement with Environment Canada.last_img read more

Libs say lawsuit threat needed to stop Scheers misinformation on SNCLavalin

first_imgOTTAWA — Liberals are defending Justin Trudeau’s threatened libel suit against Andrew Scheer, arguing that the Conservative leader’s editing or deleting online statements proves he knows he’s gone too far in criticizing the prime minister’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair.“The leader of the Opposition pretends that he will not back down and he tries to make a show out of it,” Government House leader Bardish Chagger told the House of Commons on Monday. “We know that is false because while he is saying that, he has already been editing online statements or erasing them entirely.”Scheer revealed Sunday that he’d received a letter from Trudeau’s lawyer, Julian Porter, serving notice of a possible libel suit over a statement issued on March 29, in which the Conservative leader accused Trudeau of leading a campaign to politically interfere with the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin and directing his former attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to break the law.The notice is not an actual lawsuit, just a threat that one might come — a standard first step in a defamation claim. In the Commons on Monday, Scheer repeatedly taunted the Liberals to bring it on.“Canadians are looking forward to the prime minister finally appearing under oath and testifying in a setting that he, himself, cannot control,” Scheer said, repeatedly asking the government to set a date for legal proceedings to begin.Scheer denied having edited or deleted any posts on Twitter.“No, I have not deleted tweets because I stand by everything I said in those statements,” he said.But Chagger pointed to a tweet Scheer posted on March 31, the same day he received Porter’s letter. Originally, it referred to Trudeau telling “lies” about not knowing about a conversation the clerk of the Privy Council, Michael Wernick, had with Wilson-Raybould on Dec. 19. The tweet was later deleted and a new one posted, she said, to replace the word “lies” with “falsehoods.”Wilson-Raybould surreptitiously recorded that conversation with Wernick to bolster her contention that the top public servant had issued “veiled threats” that her job as justice minister and attorney general was at risk if she didn’t agree to intervene to stop the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin on bribery charges related to contracts in Libya. Wernick’s lawyer said the clerk never relayed that conversation to Trudeau because everyone went on holiday the next day. When they returned in the new year, the lawyer said, they got consumed with planning a cabinet shuffle, in which Wilson-Raybould was moved to Veterans Affairs.Chagger pointed to another tweet Scheer posted on Feb. 11, in which he asserted there is “potentially criminality at play in the Prime Minister’s Office.” That tweet was deleted, she said.And she brought up a tweet Scheer deleted back in December after Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains served notice of a potential libel suit over the Conservative leader’s assertion that the minister was under RCMP investigation related to a land deal in Brampton.“It is important that Canadians always know that we will not stand idly by while the Conservatives intentionally mislead Canadians,” Chagger said, adding that the Conservatives and their leader “have a history of making untrue and defamatory statements just for political gains.”In 2008, then Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper launched a libel suit against the Liberal party over allegations that he had known about an alleged attempt by Conservatives to bribe independent MP Chuck Cadman in exchange for his support in a key confidence vote in 2005.The lawsuit made it difficult for then Liberal leader Stephane Dion to raise the issue during the 2008 election campaign. A few months after the election, which returned Harper’s Conservatives to power with a minority in Parliament, Harper settled the matter out of court with Dion’s successor Michael Ignatieff.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

2018 SHAPE Womens HalfMarathon to Honor 15 Female Leaders

first_imgMeredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company, today announced that the 2018 SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon hosted by Meredith’s SHAPE magazine in conjunction with the world’s premier community running organization, New York Road Runners (NYRR), will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the 13.1-mile race by honoring 15 notable female leaders across multiple industries with its Women Run the World Program.The race, which will be held on Sunday, April 15th, in New York’s Central Park, is one of the largest women’s-only half-marathons in the country, and draws thousands of female runners and walkers of all ages, from around the world, each year.As a part of the Women Run the World program, the third-annual Women Run the World Relay will pair 13 of the honorees with young women from NYRR’s Run for the Future program, which trains New York City high schoolers to run their first 5k race, build and strengthen self-confidence, and earn scholarships towards college. Each pair will run or walk a one-mile leg of the course as part of the relay team.“We’re honored and excited to once again support the Women Run the World Program,” says Elizabeth Goodman Artis, Editor-in-Chief of SHAPE magazine. “For 15 years, this race has inspired and empowered women from around the world, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate that than by recognizing these 15 incredible women who are making a difference in their industries and communities every day.”The honorees of this year’s Women Run the World Relay include: • Amber Rees – Co-founder, Brave Body Project • Bridget Moynahan – Actress and Activist • Brooke Mullen – Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor • CeCe Olisa – Blogger and Entrepreneur • Daniela Soto-Innes – Chef Partner, Cosme & Atla • Francia Raisa – Actress • Katia Beauchamp – Co-Founder and CEO of Birchbox • Kira Stokes – Celebrity Trainer & Creator of “The Stoked Method” • Leah Cohen – Chef and Co-owner of New York City’s Pig & Khao and Jersey City’s Piggyback Bar • Lindsey Clayton – Co-founder, Brave Body Project • Megyn Kelly – Host, NBC News’ “Megyn Kelly TODAY” • Rebecca Kennedy – Holistic Fitness Trainer, Peloton Tread Master Instructor • Tori Bowie – Olympic Runner and Gold Medalist“The SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon is an inspiring event with a 15-year history of bringing women of all ages and abilities together through the sport of running,” said Sarah Cummins, head of business development and strategic partnerships for New York Road Runners. “We’re proud to again partner with SHAPE on the Women Run the World ™ Relay, which furthers the race’s rich history by partnering a diverse group of successful female leaders with the next generation of runners from NYRR’s Run for the Future Program.”In addition to the 13 notable women of the Women Run the World Relay, Cynthia Erivo, Tony, Grammy and Emmy award winning actress and singer, will sing the national anthem, and Jen Widerstrom, expert fitness professional and best-selling author of Diet Right for Your Personality Type, will act as a presenter at the opening and closing ceremonies.Tiff McFierce, the first female resident DJ at Madison Square Garden, will perform at the finish line.On race day, supporters and spectators are invited to cheer on runners along the course in Central Park, and visit the Race Day Festival at Naumburg Bandshell to enjoy live music, free samples, giveaways, fun activities and more. There will also be an awards ceremony following the race to celebrate the runners and Women Run the World honorees.NBC News’ Megyn Kelly TODAY serves as the Media Partner of the SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon. Race Product Sponsors include Advil, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, and Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company. PowerBar, Ripple Foods and True Citrus serve as Gift Bag Sponsors.For pre-race events, inspiration, expert training tips, race updates and more, join the conversation on social media using #WomenRunTheWorld, and by following:SHAPE Half on Facebook: facebook.com/shapehalfSHAPE Half on Twitter: @ShapeHalfSHAPE Half on Instagram: @ShapeHalfTo register for the 2018 SHAPE Women’s Half Marathon, click here.last_img read more

TIFF NEXT WAVE 24HOUR FILM CHALLENGE

first_img24 hours, 24 teams, 24 films. Grab some friends and sign up for this exciting challenge to write, shoot, edit, and submit an entire short film in only 24 hours. What better way to spend summer in the six?.Buy a ticket to register your team in this event. This ticket claims your team’s spot in the competition and includes complimentary admission for up to three people to the 24-Hour Film Challenge Screening on August 14.This event is co-programmed by TIFF Next Wave, Future of Film Showcase, and TIFF Higher Learning.The ChallengeAll teams will be assigned a prop, a “challenge” shot, and a line of dialogue that must be incorporated into the final film. Additional bonus items may also be included. These elements will be revealed on August 10 at the launch event at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Registration InformationA team registers by purchasing one ticket online, over the phone, or in person starting July 3 (June 26 for TIFF Members). The ticket price (that is, the registration fee) is $24 per team. Within three business days of purchase, the primary team contact will be emailed a registration form by nextwave@tiff.net. There is a capacity of 24 teams. Buy your ticket before the event sells out!This event is open to youth ages 14-30. Up to three registered filmmakers will act as the “Core Team.” While teams are represented by this Core Team of three filmmakers, any number of youth can act as cast and/or crew. Adults and youth under 14 years of age may be used as actors only.Final ScreeningAll films that meet the criteria will be shown as part of the TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge Screening on August 14 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The Core Team will receive three complimentary tickets to the final screening. To purchase additional tickets, visit the TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge Screening page.Following the screening, one team will be awarded the grand prize! A jury selected by TIFF, consisting of film- industry professionals, will assess the finalists and select the competition winner based on originality, creativity, challenge criteria, and overall proficiency in form.Schedule of EventsSaturday, August 10, 9:30am–11am: 24-Hour Film Challenge launch event at TIFF Bell Lightbox.Sunday, August 11: Participants must deliver their final file by 11am.Wednesday, August 14, 6pm–8pm: Final screening of 24-Hour Film Challenge films. The grand prize will be awarded after the screening.Additional Rules and RegulationsAll elements of film creation must be done in the 24-hour period only, including but not limited to: writing, rehearsing, costume/set design, shooting, sound work, and editing. The only work that may begin prior to the launch: organizing cast and crew, securing equipment, scouting/securing locations. All footage must be shot within the 24-hour time period of the project (no stock footage or footage created at any other time is permitted). Animation and special effects are permitted, but must be created during the 24-hour time period. Only original music, creative commons music, or music with documented granted permission can be used.Maximum run time for the film must not exceed three minutes. Delivery of the final file must be in accordance with TIFF technical requirements (which will be emailed with the registration form upon ticket purchase). Only films that abide by all the rules and meet the challenge criteria will be accepted for the final screening.The TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge is open to teams of filmmakers aged 14-30, comprised of between one and three official registered members (a.k.a. the Core Team). All participating filmmakers must be residents of Ontario. To enter, you must provide all information requested via the registration form, including parent/guardian permission for participants under 18 years of age.For more information on the TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge, please email nextwave@tiff.net. Twitterlast_img read more

TV journalist knifed in restaurant four detained

first_imgGuwahati: A journalist of a news TV channel was attacked with knives and seriously injured in an attack in a restaurant Ganeshguri locality here, police said Friday. Chakrapani Parashar, a journalist of satellite news channel News18/AssamNE, was stabbed by some workers of a restaurant adjacent to his office when he was on duty on Thursday night, police said. Police have detained four accused in connection with the attack. Parashar sustained serious injuries in various parts of his body and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he is stated to be out of danger, the police said. Trouble began on Thursday afternoon when Parashar went with his unit to cover a fight between the main accused, who runs a restaurant in the same building as the news channel and some youths while playing Holi, News18 Assam/NE Deputy Manager (Operations) Aparup Barua said. “Though the news was not telecast, the restaurant owner started an argument with Parashar for covering the incident. In the evening when about five to six of our journalists, including Parashar, went to the restaurant to settle the matter amicably, the accused took out a dagger and stabbed him repeatedly,” Barua said. The accused has a criminal record and was arrested earlier too, he said. Various political parties – national and regional and journalists organisations have condemned the attack on Parashar. The Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has expressed concern over the attack and demanded stringent actions against the culprits. It also urged the state government to ensure security to media persons by enacting a special protection law at the earliest. In a statement here on Friday, EMFA claimed that increasing instances of physical assaults are being reported from various parts of the country and the Centre should take the matter seriously. It also appealed to all media persons across the country to be united over the issue.last_img read more

Haiti UN pushes on with antigang crackdown 59 suspects arrested so far

As a result of the clean-up sweeps, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) earlier this week was able to use the sports field in the Bélékou area of Cité Soleil to deliver 5,000 litres of drinking water, 700 meals and medical and dental care to local residents. “We will continue these operations for a better future and for bringing security to the territory of the country, which will allow significant progress and lead to a stable society,” MINUSTAH military spokesperson Major Laurie Arellano told a news conference in Port-au-Prince yesterday. “We will continue to pursue the gangs who dig ditches to prevent the free movement of peacekeepers in order to commit their acts of banditry against the local population and impede their access to public services,” she added. In its latest operation MINUSTAH, set up in 2004 to help re-establish peace in the impoverished Caribbean country after an insurgency forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile, arrested 21 suspected gangsters in Bélékou, set up a new control post and searched the house of the presumed gang leader, Amaral Duclonat, who escaped. “We weren’t able to arrest Amaral, but one thing is sure: he won’t be able to harm the population and his gang network has been dismantled,” Maj. Arellano said. “Amaral is a fugitive and we will continue to look for him to bring him to justice for the harm he has caused the Haitian people.” She noted that this month’s Security Council resolution extending the mission’s mandate called on it to keep up the pace of operations to bring a climate of security to the capital. “Our objective is to arrest the criminals, confiscate their arms and take control of the areas and houses they use to carry out their cats of banditry and attack the peacekeepers,” she added. Over the weekend, UN peacekeepers picked up gang leader named Johnny Pierre Louis, also known as Ti Bazil, the presumed perpetrator of numerous murders and other bloody crimes, during a sweep through the Key Boyle residential section of Cité Soleil. He often acted under the orders of an ex-gang chief named Evens, whom MINUSTAH recently ousted from the Boston area of Cité Soleil. Evens escaped but the UN has turned his headquarters into a free medical clinic. 23 February 2007United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have arrested 59 suspected gangsters since they launched a crack-down on armed gangs at the beginning of the month in one of the violence-ridden country’s most dangerous areas, the Cité Soleil quarter of Port-au-Prince, the capital. read more

Guerrilla gardeners plant tree in busy Oxford Street to cheer up Londoners

first_imgTheir efforts have delighted many who have passed by it, with photos of the tree being shared on social media with the hashtag #MyTreeLondon. Londoner Damian Smyth shared a photo of the tree on Twitter, explaining: “This cheered me up. Slap bang in the middle of Oxford St.”Another wrote: “Well done Arabella and her Dad. We need more people like you. Guerrilla gardening is a huge amount of fun.”Richard Ford wrote: “A little individualism in a somewhat Orwellian world. Good luck Arrabella, hope Westminster council or the yoof don’t trash it.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Enjoying the #guerrillagardening on Oxford Street. Tiny tree, hope it survives #mytreelondon pic.twitter.com/EfdJcn4AdD— Luke Pollard (@LukePollard) October 18, 2016 A father and daughter have raised a few smiles by planting a tree in the middle of Oxford Street to replace one that was vandalised.The guerrilla gardeners, Neil Cornelius and his seven-year-old daughter Arrabella, planted the tree on the West End street in the middle of the night. Arrabella also left a message attached to the tree asking members of the public to enjoy and respect it.“Dear everyone, my name is Arrabella Cornelius. I am 7,” the note says.“I have planted this tree here for everyone to watch it grow and enjoy. Please respect it as I bought it with my own money. Plus my daddy risked getting arrested planting it!”The pair also planted some sunflowers on a street in Marylebone. Mr Cornelius told the Evening Standard it was his daughter’s idea to plant the tree, adding: “I walked past this spot every day on my way to work and noticed some idiots had snapped the tree in half. The council removed it eventually but never replaced it.”Westminster Council thanked the guerrilla gardeners for planting the tree, adding it was ‘fantastic’ that people were caring for their local environment.Cllr Heather Acton, Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Parking, said: “We thank Arrabella and her father for their hard work and kindness in planting this cheerful tree after the original one planted there was knocked over several weeks ago.“We all need to work together to create a greener city and planting more trees is an important part of our own plans for Westminster.”Earlier this year, this Good Samaritan stunned a man with this random act of kindness at a petrol station. last_img read more

Okay Google add voiceactivated search to my browser

first_imgTired of having to type things into the Omnibox just to do a quick search in Chrome? Google feels your pain, and has decided it’s time for Chrome to start listening for voice commands.This isn’t the same thing as Chrome’s existing voice search abilities. Since 2011, Chrome has supported microphone input and would cheerfully pass it to any form field (like the Google.com search box) that knew what to do with it. Yes, this might raise some privacy concerns. Presumably, Chrome has to constantly keep tabs on the sound hitting your microphone so that it can respond instantly whenever you issue the “Okay Google” command. You can almost hear the crinkle of tin foil hats being donned around the world if you listen closely, but surely Chrome isn’t doing anything with the audio it picks up until the magic words get uttered.It’s all about being instant. Google doesn’t want Chrome users to wait around for anything. That’s been a driving force behind a number of improvements the browser has received over the years, from autocomplete and search suggestions to Instant pages and prefetching. Voice-activated search lets you go straight from a thought to a spoken command. Clicking a microphone icon? So last year.While many are drawing parallels to Google Glass, let’s not forget that Microsoft has been offering nearly identical functionality to Xbox 360 owners ever since the Kinect arrived in living rooms. And voice-activated search? That arrived in the winter of 2011, just as Chrome was getting its first taste of auditory abilities.While it’s not exactly a ground-breaking new feature, voice-activated search will at least give Chrome users one more way to initiate a query. For users with accessibility issues, it’s sure to be a welcome addition.last_img read more

A law that aimed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns

first_img Image: Andrew Harnik AP/Press Association Images Image: Andrew Harnik AP/Press Association Images Share418 Tweet Email3 Friday 3 Feb 2017, 8:05 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A law that aimed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns has been overturned in the US On the campaign trail, Trump had heavily campaigned on the constitutional right to bear arms. 175 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3220416 32,648 Views Feb 3rd 2017, 8:05 AM By AFP Short URL THE US HOUSE of Representatives voted yesterday to remove an Obama-era regulation on background checks that aimed to prevent the mentally ill from obtaining firearms.The Republican-led House voted 235 to 180 largely upon party lines to stop efforts by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to bar disability recipients with mental disorders from owning guns.The legislation now heads to the Senate.Barack Obama had sought to tighten gun safety legislation during his eight-year presidency but was largely rebuffed by Congress.Instead, he unveiled a series of executive actions in 2015 aimed at reducing the nation’s rampant gun violence, including overhauling the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS.Under the new action, the SSA would be required to include in the background check system mental health information on beneficiaries who are prohibited from possessing a gun.The rule guiding the strategy was issued in December, and came into force on 18 January, two days before President Donald Trump took the oath of office.“The Obama administration’s rule is discriminatory and deprives law-abiding Americans of their constitutional rights,” House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte said in a statement after the vote.“There is no evidence suggesting that those receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration are a threat to public safety.”According to the rule, the government would inform the FBI if and when an individual meets the criteria for inclusion in the background check system “due to a mental health prohibitor”, but would provide no details on the individual’s specific diagnosis.The rule also had a provision that allowed individuals to contest the prohibition.Last year, Trump campaigned heavily on a pledge to uphold Americans’ constitutional rights to bear arms.© – AFP 2017Read: Trump advisor justifies travel ban with ‘Bowling Green massacre’ – which never happenedRead: Enda off to Malta for EU meeting but Theresa May set to be excludedlast_img read more

Shane McMahon talks return to WWE set for another RAW

first_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Twitter Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Shane McMahon made an appearance on 98.7 FM in New York City on Friday discussing his return to WWE this past Monday night on RAW. McMahon said he was humbled by the reaction he received with the hosts bringing up how it trended on Twitter for two days.When asked about any real life animosity with his father, Shane said there are in “private moments” like any business. He added his children was a primary “driver” for getting back in the ring and is emotional just thinking about it. Shane revealed he didn’t tell his kids he was going to RAW and his wife filmed a private video of their reaction for him.Shane said he has been training three times a day to prepare for his match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32 in Dallas and started getting in better shape last summer, noting he’s been getting into Muay-Thai. When asked about his status with WWE, Shane said he’s focused right now on WrestleMania and after that we’ll “see how it goes.”You can check out Shane’s appearance courtesy of the YES Network at the link below.WWE is now advertising Shane and The Undertaker for the 3/14 RAW in Pittsburgh. We noted yesterday that Shane is advertised for the 3/7 RAW in Chicago as well.YES Network: The amazing reaction Shane McMahon received upon returning to WWE is something he will never forgetSource: PWInsider.com, WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Google+ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Facebook Pinterest WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

Chaplain sentenced to 4½ years for possession of child porn

first_imgA local chaplain and part-time pastor at a Vancouver church was sentenced Wednesday to 4½ years in prison for possessing child pornography.Randolph B. Warneke, 66, pleaded guilty last month in Clark County Superior Court to three counts of first-degree possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. As part of a plea deal, two additional counts of possessing child pornography were dismissed.When Warneke was arrested in September, he was listed as a chaplain, assistant director of operations and board member for the Community Military Appreciation Committee, a civic nonprofit group that holds community events and supports military families. He is no longer on the organization’s website, however. The site also stated that he was an at-large pastor for C3 Church and served as chaplain for Pointman Ministry and Veterans Victory Chapel; chaplain and board member for the Korean War Veterans Association; vice chair and board member for the Clark County Veterans Advisory Board; and a board member for CDM Services. It’s unclear if Warneke is still associated with those organizations.Deputy Prosecutor Erin Culver said Wednesday that despite Warneke taking responsibility for his actions, he still deserved a high-end sentence of 61 months in prison.His defense attorney, Steve Rucker, said Warneke wanted to plead guilty from the beginning.“Mr. Warneke is guilty. He is responsible for it. He is shameful, which is different than being guilty,” he said.Warneke has dedicated his life to serving his community and country, Rucker said, and should serve no more than 52 months.According to an affidavit of probable cause, Warneke sent an image via email in his Google account July 12, which was identified by Google as child pornography. The image depicted two children, who appeared to be younger than 10, engaged in sexual acts. The company later disabled Warneke’s account.Google contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the image and provided Warneke’s account information. The tip was sent to the Vancouver Police Department’s Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit, the affidavit said.last_img read more

3 New confirmed cases of Zika in TCI

first_img Related Items:3 new cases of Zika in TCI, pregnant woman confirmed to be infected with Zika in TCI, resorts report hundreds of thousands in cancellations due to Zika threat, Zika cases in both Provo and Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 15, 2016 – A pregnant woman is among the three new cases of the Zika Virus revealed by the Ministry of Health on Friday evening; three new cases to add to the five currently on record.Worse news is that we now know that Zika is being spread locally by mosquitoes or sexual contact as the two females and one male have not been outside of the country.  And it gets more serious, one of those women is pregnant.  Health Minister & Premier Rufus Ewing again bypassed having a press conference and opted for a recorded message.Hundreds of thousands of dollars in cancellations are reported to Magnetic Media by Providenciales resorts, as guests are opting out of a TCI vacation; this is troubling news for the leading industry.   It was the MOHHS surveillance program that got confirmation on the Zika Virus; since last week there had been travel advisories from the CDC for U.S. airline and cruise passengers coming to these islands, which depend largely on tourism as the key source of revenue.Zika prevention and mosquito prevention plans are stepped up says Premier Rufus Ewing; health and tourism professionals were met with last week on an action plan. Magnetic Media told you about that $550,000 spending allotted to solid waste management in our previous report; and the Premier in that Friday night statement explained that a robust campaign is due to be launched and will touch every island of the country.The over half a million dollars is devoted to that campaign.  The Health Minister called for people to stop littering and not to panic; still missing was information on areas in country where Zika has been detected.Magnetic Media has learned that Zika is present in both Provo and Grand Turk. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

San Diego files civil lawsuit against companies profiting from opioid addiction

first_imgSan Diego files civil lawsuit against companies profiting from opioid addiction Sasha Foo, KUSI Newsroom, Sasha Foo, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott announced litigation today against opioid manufacturers including Purdue Pharma for what she called their role in the country’s ongoing opioid addiction crisis.The federal lawsuit also names members of the Sackler family, the owners of Purdue Pharma. Elliott’s lawsuit is aimed at forcing the defendants to fund rehabilitation and drug-education programs in the city and recoup the funds the city has spent on medical treatment for opioid abuse and homelessness caused by opioid abuse.Purdue Pharma officials could not be reached for immediate comment on the lawsuit.With the lawsuit, Elliott said she expects to join more cities, counties and states to form a multi-district litigation.“Opioid manufacturers have profited handsomely from the human suffering they intentionally inflicted through manipulation and deceit,” Elliott said. “While San Diego will long deal with the destructive consequences of their greed, we intend to hold them accountable for funding drug treatment and education programs that will protect the health and safety of San Diegans.”Elliott’s office plans to prosecute the pharmaceutical companies and the Sackler family for allegedly violating the state’s “unfair competition” law and for violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.In addition to the manufacturers, opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc. and the McKesson Corporation are also named in the suit. Posted: February 28, 2019 February 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

1 injured in chainreaction crash in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A driver who ran a red light at a Miami intersection triggered a chain reaction crash that sent one person to the hospital, officials said.According to police, the driver crashed into another car after ran a red light, leading to the multi-vehicle accident in the area of Northwest 22nd Avenue and 28th Street, Monday night.Investigators said the driver who ran the red light was driving with a suspended license.Miami Fire Rescue transported one person to the emergency room at Jackson Memorial Hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Suspected car thief arrested in Virginia Gardens

first_imgVIRGINIA GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a suspected car thief in Virginia Gardens.Natasha Hayes was taken into custody, Saturday, for grand theft of a vehicle and firearm.Surveillance cameras captured the woman walking into the parking lot of Yuka Deli on Northwest 36th Street and 59th Avenue, Wednesday afternoon.The victim said he left his keys inside his car. That’s when, police said, Hayes jumped in and took off.Investigators are still looking for the firearm that was inside the car at the time.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Residents Urge Assembly To Take Action Against Mayors Veto

first_imgMayor Pierce defended his veto throughout the evening citing the districts ability to utilize its own reserve fund balance. Pierce: “You want me to fully fund and then you want to protect your fund balance. What if we need some fund balance too?” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A number of Kenai Peninsula residents testified at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Tuesday urging the assembly to override Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce’s decision to veto $2.4 million of supplemental education funding. Pierce announced his intent to veto the additional funding in education ahead of Tuesday night’s meeting. That money had been approved by the assembly at its April 16 meeting. “It’s so disheartening and so frustrating to read that people aren’t valuing that, and it cuts me to my core.”  “Just for the record, I want to say that I’m opposed to the mayor’s veto and I find it unconcinable that he would even consider this.”   “Cutting funding to education just doesn’t make sense. In the long run you’re going to pay for it one way or another. Either through law enforcement, prisons, people committing crimes because they don’t have enough money. All because they didn’t get the education they deserve, that’s guaranteed under our country’s rights.”  The assembly refrained from taking any action at their meeting on Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t. The assembly would need to take action by their next meeting on May 21 in order to override the veto.last_img read more