MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Read Next Chooks-to-Go falls to Petrochimi, faces Blatche-led China in QF Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Team CamSur bested Team La Union, 14-13, to bag the 2017 Ginebra San Miguel 3-on-3 Basketball championship recently at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The team, composed of Raphael Jude De Vera, Dan Michael Uy, Gawyn Khristnan Fernandez and Daniell Martin Uy, kept its composure in a tight contest for the title.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president De Vera, the team captain, said it was a dream come true to win the championship and to play at the historic venue.“It is a great feeling to come out as a winner and to be recognized as the best all over the Philippines,” said De Vera, who along with his teammates took home a trophy, Ginebra San Miguel products and a cash prize of P50,000.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“At the same time, that rare opportunity to play in front of our basketball idols and the legions of basketball fans is definitely a dream come true. We hope to serve as an inspiration to people from the provinces that when you are ‘ganado sa buhay,’ anything is possible.”Now on its second year, the tournament bankrolled by Ginebra San Miguel Inc. is committed to providing opportunities to aspiring athletes. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad “Ginebra San Miguel aims to hone the skills and talents of these aspiring young athletes from the provinces, and from these crop of talented individuals we might discover the next Barangay Ginebra San Miguel player or our future players to the 3-on-3 games in the Olympics,” Ginebra brand manager Paolo Tupaz said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
West Indies: West Indies: Johnson Charles b Hassan 22 Evin Lewis c Khan b Hamza 0 Andre Fletcher not out 11 Marlon Samuels b Khan 5 Denesh Ramdin st Shahzad b Khan 18 Dwayne Bravo lbw b Nabi 28 Andre Russell run out 7 Darren Sammy c Shenwari b Naib 6 Carlos Braithwaite c Zadran b Nabi 13 Samuel Badree not out 2 Extras (lb 1, w 2, nb 2) 5 Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 117 Did not bat: Sulieman Benn Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-33, 3-38, 4-79, 5-89, 6-98, 7-107, 8-114. Bowling: Hamza 4-0-9-1, Nabi 4-0-26-2, Hassan 2.4-0-19-1, Khan 4-0-26-2, Shenwari 4-0-22-0, Naib 1.2-0-14-1. PTI AT AT
Gennaro Gattuso’s position as AC Milan’s head coach was strengthened by a timely 4-1 win at high-flying Sassuolo, which featured a trio of brilliant goals.Reports in Italy suggested Milan’s poor start to the Serie A season meant the club were considering replacing Gattuso with former Chelsea and Juventus coach Antonio Conte.But Franck Kessie’s 20-yard drive got Milan up and running at the MAPEI Stadium on Sunday, with Suso and Samu Castillejo also scoring from outside the penalty area in the second half. 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! A second from Suso in injury time sealed a win that breaks a run of three straight draws in the league and moves the Rossoneri into the top half, while Sassuolo – who got a goal back through Filip Djuricic – stay fifth after missing the chance to climb into second spot.Suso thundered an early strike against the crossbar from a tight angle but Kessie should have given Milan the lead in the 26th minute – his dinked finish beat Andrea Consigli but lacked enough power to cross the line, allowing Pol Lirola to clear off the line.Federico Di Francesco missed a similarly golden chance when he drilled at the legs of Gianluigi Donnarumma when fed by Domenico Berardi, then Ignazio Abate’s wonderful challenge prevented a certain Sassuolo goal.Kessie made amends for his earlier miss by breaking the deadlock in the 39th minute, smashing a low drive into the bottom-right corner from 20 yards to round off a 50-yard run.Another fine finish doubled Milan’s advantage five minutes after the restart, with Suso – making his 100th Serie A appearance – cutting in off the right flank to whip home a 25-yard curler.Milan gave up leads in their least two Serie A games but Castillejo seemingly made the points safe, scoring his first Rossoneri goal with another terrific left-foot shot from distance on the hour mark.Although Sassuolo responded through Djuricic to spark a nervy finale, Suso scored again with the last kick of the game – his deflected shot surviving a VAR review – to boost Gattuso.Back to winning ways!Si torna alla vittoria! #SassuoloMilan 1-4 pic.twitter.com/hN0nskFCni— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 30, 2018What it means: Relief for Gattuso Gattuso has been batting away questions about Conte all season but speculation reached fever-pitch in the build-up to this game. In truth, Milan did not play that well – although they were missing injured striker Gonzalo Higuain – but individual quality hauled them to a much-needed victory in front of the watching sporting director Leonardo.Abate tackle a decisive moment Kessie, Suso and Castillejo, deployed as a centre-forward, will make the headlines for their wonderful goals but Abate deserves his share of the credit for a tremendous challenge when the scores were level. Di Francesco was poised to tap in a Kevin-Prince Boateng cross when Abate arrived, seemingly out of nowhere, to make a vital intervention.Wasteful Di Francesco costs hosts There was little Di Francesco could do about Abate’s brilliant defensive instincts but the Sassuolo attacker had already wasted an excellent opportunity to score the first goal of the game. The 24-year-old has only scored once in the league this season and his lack of composure told. Had Di Francesco found the net, Milan could have crumbled.Key Opta facts1728 – #Suso has found the back of the net in Serie A after 1728 minutes without scoring, in his 100th appearance in the competition. Breath. #SassuoloMilan — OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) September 30, 2018 – AC Milan have scored the most goals from outside the box (five) in the current Serie A (all their last five goals in the competition).- This was the first time Milan scored four goals from outside the box in the same Serie A match since Opta started collecting this data (2004-05).- Franck Kessie has scored five of his seven Serie A goals for Milan in games away from home.- Suso has been directly involved in the most goals (five, thanks to two goals and three assists) for Milan in Serie A this season.- Filip Djuricic scored his first Serie A goal against the Rossoneri (38 games played, 26 shots taken).- Sassuolo have conceded eight goals in their last three Serie home games.What’s next? Milan host Olympiacos in the Europa League on Thursday before welcoming Chievo in Serie A three days later. Sassuolo have another tough game next Sunday as they head to Napoli. read more
Kidambi Srikanth said his focus was to remain consistent and not chase the world number one ranking which is clearly within sight after the Indian shuttler won his fourth Super Series of the year.On Sunday, Srikanth became the first Indian and only fourth male shuttler in history to lift four Super Series titles in a calendar year when he beat Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the men’s singles final at French Open on Sunday.WATCH FULL VIDEOUpon his arrival in Hyderabad, Srikanth addressed the media and said he was not chasing the top ranking despite what has been a phenomenal year.”To be frank, after the injury last year, I did not think too much about the rankings. I am not really thinking about the rankings and I want to play tournaments and do well. I don’t want to run behind rankings. All I want to do is play well in the tournaments.”The soft-spoken Srikanth said he was determined to take it one round at a time at the French Open. “At the end, I think I did really well.”Earlier, speaking exclusively to India Today, Srikanth had said: “I am very happy with the win and in all, it has been a fantastic last couple of weeks for me. I am very happy with the way I was playing.”
Australian tennis once was full of good news stories, and personalities to match.Rod Laver, the only male player to twice win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same calendar year — in 1962 and 1969 — and leading women’s major winner Margaret Court were in that category.Other exemplary role models and multiple major winners include Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Ken Rosewall, John Newcombe and Pat Rafter.Two-time Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt, a Davis Cup stalwart who had an often difficult time with his on-court demeanor, has emerged recently as a more eloquent elder statesman during his injury-forced move toward retirement.Even during dry spells in Davis Cup play and in men’s majors over the past decade, players have mostly been respectful.So where, seemingly, has it all gone wrong?At Wimbledon, 20-year-old Nick Kyrgios battled with umpires time and again, was accusing of tanking and swore so loudly and abused his rackets so violently that he was fined nearly $10,000.That behavior earned him the wrath of an Australian sports great, Olympic champion swimmer Dawn Fraser.The 77-year-old Fraser told a breakfast television show in Australia she was disgusted by Kyrgios’ behavior in his fourth-round loss to Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon.“They should be setting a better example for the younger generation of this great country of ours,” Fraser said. “If they don’t like it, go back to where their fathers or their parents came from.”Kyrgios, who was born in Canberra, the Australian capital, has a father born in Greece and a Malaysian-born mother.After outrage on social media, Fraser apologized for her comments about Kyrgios’ family.Laver told ESPN television that he thought Kyrgios’ behavior was holding him back.“Nick’s young and maybe doesn’t realize what he is doing sometimes,” Laver said. “He’s playing with emotion … that’s certainly something that he needs to grow out of and he needs to grow out of that sooner rather than later. There’s certainly no excuse for swearing. That’s just bad behavior, that’s ugly.”Just when that media skirmish was settling, 22-year-old Bernard Tomic renewed his ongoing messy tussle with Rafter, who now is Tennis Australia’s Performance Director.Tomic, after reading Rafter’s earlier comments critical of him, complained at a post-match press conference at Wimbledon about lack of support when he was injured, being made to pay for practice balls and courts and directly criticized other Tennis Australia officials, which drew him a suspension from this weekend’s home Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan in Darwin.And on the day that Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer for his third Wimbledon title, and with the Australian singles players long gone from southwest London, the feud kept simmering Down Under.Rafter, responding to Tomic’s comments, told Sunday’s News Limited newspapers that playing tennis for Australia was “about opportunity, not entitlement.”“It’s a principle I believe in and feel really passionate about,” Rafter added.Kyrgios was quick to respond on Twitter: “Another negative comment out of Rafters mouth. Does this guy ever stop? (hashtag)everyoneisaworkinprogress.”Kyrgios later deleted the tweet, but damage was done.On July 13, as if the sport in Australia needed another controversy, Tennis Australia sent out a listing of upcoming matches for Australians overseas, and it noted that Tomic had a first-round match at the Hall of Shame tournament in Newport, Rhode Island. That was supposed to be the Hall of Fame tournament, and Tennis Australia quickly sent a correction and an apology.As many tweets suggested, you couldn’t make this up.“This unfortunate error has been widely circulated on social media and there is some discussion as to how such a mistake could occur,” Tennis Australia said. “We have a very upset staff member who made a simple clerical error.”Tomic’s family said they were considering legal action because of Tennis Australia’s “continual shaming and misrepresentation of Bernard.” Tomic lost in the first round in Newport on July 13 in straight sets.Kyrgios arrived in Darwin for the Davis Cup match against Kazakhstan and said Tomic should have been included, but Australian captain Wally Masur was in a more conciliatory mood.“We’d like to think that cool heads will prevail,” Masur said, “and at some point everyone can sit down in a room and get to the bottom of all the issues.”DENNIS PASSA, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Real Madrid 3 Eibar 0: Super Asensio spares Ronaldo’s blushes Patric Ridge Last updated 2 years ago 04:35 10/23/17 Getty Images Marco Asensio was in fine form for Real Madrid as they overcame Eibar 3-0 in LaLiga, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s woes in front of goal returned. Marco Asensio put in a sparkling display to help Real Madrid overcome LaLiga strugglers Eibar 3-0, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s dire form in front of goal continued.The Madrid youngster had not scored since netting a double against Valencia in August, but he took centre stage in the first-half at the Santiago Bernabeu.Having already crafted a gilt-edged opening for the equally impressive Isco, Asensio played a major part in Madrid’s rather fortunate 18th-minute opener – Paulo Oliveira inadevertently turning in the 21-year-old’s cross. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Madrid’s second goal 10 minutes later was less fortunate, Asensio hammering in first-time from Isco’s sublime cut-back.While Asensio was on top of his game, the same could not be said of Ronaldo, who squandered a glut of opportunities either side of the break.Eibar could have made Madrid pay for Ronaldo’s poor finishing if the referee had awarded what looked like a stonewall penalty, before substitute Marcelo wrapped up the points in style with eight minutes remaining as Zinedine Zidane’s side moved back to within five points of leaders Barcelona.4 – Marco Asensio has scored four goals in his five games against Eibar in La Liga, his favourite opponent in the competition. Gun. pic.twitter.com/JVAjSbpAHZ— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 22, 2017Isco should have put Madrid ahead inside a minute but, having been picked out by Asensio, the Spain playmaker failed to beat Marko Dmitrovic.In for the injured Keylor Navas, Madrid’s stand-in goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was forced into action soon after – getting down low to keep out Joan Jordan’s effort.Despite a somewhat sluggish opening, however, Madrid soon had their lead, Asensio’s cross looping into the top-right corner off the unfortunate Oliveira.Eibar responded well, Casilla again alert to get down low and prevent Takashi Inui’s dipping free-kick creeping in.Any threat of a quick comeback was swiftly cut short, though – Isco whipping in a low cross that Asensio beautifully swept home on the half volley.1 – Isco Alarcon has scored more goals (10) and made more assists (8) than any other midfielder in La Liga in 2017. Golden. pic.twitter.com/iFvk0TNEnw— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 22, 2017Isco and Asensio combined brilliantly again to tee-up Ronaldo, who failed to apply the finish from close range.Madrid’s playmaking duo were at it again shortly after the restart, Asensio the provider with an inch-perfect throughball into Isco’s path, but Dmitrovic pulled off a fine stop.Casemiro – who had been booked in the first half – was fortunate not to pick up a second yellow card and concede a penalty moments later, as he scythed down Inui in the area.Ronaldo netted his first LaLiga goal of the season against Getafe last time out, but the Portugal forward could not get the better of Dmitrovic.And Ronaldo’s woes continued late on, the 32-year-old slamming a close-range strike into the side-netting, before Marcelo took matters into his own hands.Fellow substitute Karim Benzema slipped through a brilliant pass – Marcelo spinning clear of his marker to plant a low finish across Dmitrovic and add gloss to the victory. Key Opta Facts:- Marco Asensio has scored four goals in his five games against Eibar in La Liga, his favourite opponent in the competition.- Isco Alarcon has scored more goals (10) and made more assists (8) than any other midfielder in La Liga in 2017.- Cristiano Ronaldo (33) and Karim Benzema (14) have attempted 47 shots in La Liga this season but only two have ended up in goals. – Karim Benzema has made 59 assists in La Liga since his Real Madrid arrival – only Lionel Messi (113) and Cristiano Ronaldo (83) have more among all the striker since then. – Cristiano Ronaldo had as many shots (five) as the number of touches in the opposite box (five) against Eibar. read more
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard insists Chelsea were better than Liverpoolby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard was happy with Chelsea’s performance in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool.Liverpool went 2-0 up within 30 minutes against the hosts, thanks to goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino.N’Golo Kante struck back late in the second half but it wasn’t enough for Chelsea to rescue a point.He told Sky Sports:”Performance wise we were the better team. We had more energy in our game, character and spirit.”That’s why the crowd applauded at the end. Let’s take this forward.”The Blues did have a goal disallowed by VAR due to an offside, which Lampard was happy to accept after the game.”I like to think we might get a couple in our favour, but you can see Mason is a tiny bit offside,” he added.”We have to get on with it. It is a sad thing for the celebration and the moment but if we are looking for correct decisions that is where we are at. It changes the atmosphere in the crowd, on the pitch. We are slightly deflated and they get a boost. We deserved to be level at that point.”
zoom Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has held a keel-laying ceremony in Marghera, Italy, for Carnival Cruise Line’s third 133,500-ton Vista-class ship, Carnival Panorama.The Miami-based cruise liner announced the name of the ship back in December.The third Vista-class cruise ship is scheduled to enter service in November 2019, joining its sister ships Carnival Vista, which was handed over in April 2016, and Carnival Horizon, set to debut April 2, 2018.The three Vista-class ships are the largest ever vessels constructed for Carnival Cruise Line.Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held the steel cutting ceremony for the vessel in early July 2017 at its Marghera shipyard.Further design details of the 323-meter-long vessels, as well as its the ship’s homeport and itinerary, are expected to be revealed at a later date.Apart from the Vista-class ships, the cruise company has two more 180,000-ton vessels in its orderbook, scheduled to enter service in 2020 and 2022.
————————————————————–Cold temperatures and blowing snow have created hazardous conditions on provincial highways. Drivers should avoid unnecessary travel and use extra caution if travel is required. TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL–Caution Advised on Provincial Roads The province is clearing and sanding roads as quickly as possible but salt is ineffective at present temperatures so conditions may be slippery on highways. -30-
HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102/103 – Bicentennial Highway Blasting is taking place on Highway 102 between Exit 2A and Exit 1D and Highway 103 between Exit 2A and Exit 1B. Work is for the new 102/103 interchange. Blasting will take place twice a day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for ten-minute intervals. Work is expected to continue until Sunday, March 31. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY/HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 northbound, toward Truro, between Exit 7 and Exit 8, is down to one lane due to bridge repairs until Thursday, March 7. Reduce speed, be prepared to stop and expect delays. NEW WORK CONTINUING WORK LUNENBURG COUNTY: LaHave Island Bridge The LaHave Island Bridge will be undergoing repairs from Tuesday, Feb. 26 to Friday March 8. During this time, the bridge will be closed to motorists from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. The bridge will be open to pedestrians and emergency vehicles. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Cape Forchu Bridge, Route 304 Cape Forchu Bridge on Route 304, Yarmouth Bar, is reduced to one lane for repairs until Sunday, March 31. Traffic lights and traffic control personnel will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. -30- RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge, Port Royal Road on Isle Madame, is closed until further notice. A detour is in place on MacEachern Road. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cranton Bridge, Margaree Centre Cranton Bridge, Margaree Centre, is closed until further notice due to safety concerns. A replacement bridge is expected this year. A detour is in place via East Big Intervale Road, Crowdis Cross Road and West Big Intervale Road.
New Delhi: Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) K Subramanian on Thursday said the Indian economy does not need a fiscal stimulus to tackle the ongoing economic slowdown. Speaking at the Hero Mindmine Summit that brings together industry and government to discuss economic policy, Subramanian said policymakers need to be careful while deciding on any fiscal stimulus as a way to boost economic growth. “We can’t expect the government to intervene every time some sectors go through sunset. Not all sectors are doing bad, some are doing well,” the CEA said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIn his address at the event, former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg echoed the CEA’s views that there is no necessity of a fiscal stimulus for the economny at this juncture. Garg also said the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth during the first quarter of the current fiscal could be in the range of 5.5-5.6 per cent. The GDP growth in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal came in at 5.8 per cent caused by slowdown in key sectors like agriculture, manufacturing and industry. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostGarg’s assessment is important as he was the Finance Secretary till July this year and was the top bureaucrat in the ministry during most of the current slowdown that began last fiscal. The former Finance Secretary also suggested bringing down interest rates rather than giving any stimulus to the economy, adding that the recent surge in bond rates would hurt industry even more. Garg also said there is no global recession at present. The CEA said the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has helped cut state-run banks’ non-performing assets (NPAs or bad loans) by Rs 3 lakh crore, while capital budgeting has to be undertaken carefully.
LONGUEUIL, Que. – A Quebec man charged with hit and run in the death of a two-year-old boy was granted bail Friday with numerous conditions.Rick Modi, 24, is not allowed to drive and is prohibited from being in Saint-Constant, the town south of Montreal where the toddler was struck.He also had to pay a bond of $5,000.Crown prosecutor Erin Kavanagh said Modi will be under strict conditions while he awaits trial.“We had a long conversation with the defence, during which they offered us certain guarantees in order to ensure we maintain public security as well as the public’s confidence in the justice system,” Kavanagh said.Two-year-old Dominique Wenga was hit by a car May 27 in front of his parents’ residence after somehow getting away from people who were looking after him in the backyard.The driver allegedly took off without coming to the boy’s aid.Weeks later, Modi was arrested a few metres from where the boy was struck.Modi has pleaded not guilty.He faces a life sentence if convicted.The case is expected to resume Sept. 6.(Cogeco Nouvelles)
The Lumineers, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood have been added to the lineup for the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.They will join James Taylor, Chance The Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, and Yolanda Adams in performing a collection of holiday favorites.Taking place on Thursday, December 1, on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House), the special event wraps the National Park Service Centennial year and celebrates the launch of a second century of discovery and stewardship. Through a partnership with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, the National Christmas Tree Lighting will be televised exclusively on Hallmark Channel on Monday, December 5.Dates to note:December 1: National Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on the Ellipse in President’s ParkDecember 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT: National Christmas Tree Lighting telecast exclusively on Hallmark ChannelAn American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923, the National Christmas Tree Lighting is a great example of the countless ways there are to #FindYourPark. Launched in March 2015, Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people to connect with, celebrate, and support America’s national parks and community-based programs. Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service’s next 100 years, Find Your Park invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation’s natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.
(A group of land protectors occupy the offices of Nalcor Energy, the provincial agency in charge of the Muskrat Falls energy project. A number of the occupiers have had criminal charges laid against them. Photo: Justin Brake)Trina RoacheAPTN National NewsThe RCMP in Labrador have charged more than two dozen people in relation to the protest that took place in October 2016 against the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project about 30 kilometres west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NFLD.That’s when rallies against the massive project picked up steam. Three people went on a hunger strike, dozens camped outside the Muskrat Falls construction gates, and about 35 people occupied the offices of Nalcor Energy, a provincial corporation for a short time shutting down operations for several days.While dozens of people have faced civil charges for violating a court injunction obtained by Nalcor last year, these are the first criminal charges come out of an ongoing investigation by the RCMP.18 men and 10 women face a total of 60 charges including:• Disobeying a court order• Mischief over $5000• Mischief• Taking a motor vehicle without consent• Breaches of a court orderIn a media release, the RCMP said it respects and protects the right to peaceful demonstrations as guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.Watch video from the Land Protectors being charged here: Muskrat FallsNot everyone involved has been served.Innu Elder Bart Jack lives in Sheshatshui and is waiting to hear whether he’ll be charged.Jack describes the rallies and occupation of the Muskrat Falls site as peaceful.“We were all together, the settlers, Inuit and Innu,” said Jack. “It all culminated in the fact that we appreciated each other and felt had a common cause.”The group who shut down the Nalcor site only came out after Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball reached an agreement with the Innu and Inuit leaders to address environment concerns over Muskrat Falls.Many feared the trees and soil in the flood zone of the dam will create methylmercury and contaminate traditional food sources downstream, and many still have concerns over the structural integrity of the dam in an area called the North Spur.Labrador land protectors continue to oppose the project calling for Muskrat Falls to be shut down and are planning another day of Action in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Sunday.The 28 people charged will make their first court appearance on April email@example.comFollow @trinaroache
Rabat – Lifeguards across Morocco were prompted to intervene more than 4000 times over two months, announced Morocco’s fire department on Thursday.A statement by the Moroccan fire department said lifeguards made as many as 4,692 rescues of swimmers between June 1st and July 15th. The statement went on to add that in addition to leading awareness campaigns for bathers, the fire department mobilized over 2,000 seasonal lifeguards across the Moroccan coastal cities. According to the same source, all the lifeguards are trained to perform water-rescue operations on beaches.Despite its ongoing efforts to guarantee the safety of bathers across the 200 estimated beaches across Morocco, the Fire Department said swimmers are also responsible for their own lives and should take the necessary precautions for their safety.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa established the commission based on a recommendation made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).The scope and nature of the mandate given to the commission was to identify persons responsible for abductions and hundreds of disappearances said to have taken place during the war and to institute legal proceedings against such persons. He said that since the term of the commission already ended last month it will not hold more public sittings. The commission held several public sittings, mostly in the North and East and submitted preliminary reports to the President.However civil society and international human rights groups had raised concerns over the commission and its work and called for it to be replaced with an office on missing persons. (Colombo Gazette) The Presidential commission on missing persons which has completed its mandate, will submit all details it has on missing persons to the new office on missing persons once it is established.Chairman of the commission, retired High Court judge Maxwell Paranagama told the Colombo Gazette that the commission will submit its final report to President Maithripala Sirisena next month. Paranagama said that all available details with the commission will be handed over to the proposed office on missing persons, which has already obtained cabinet approval.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson suffered a gruesome injury on Wednesday night and was carried off the field during a game against the New York Mets.In the second half of the eighth inning, Mets batter Eric Young Jr. hit a ground ball to Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman. Young raced to first base to beat the throw, but stepped on Hudson’s ankle on the base. Hudson made the catch, but fell to the ground wincing in pain.Hudson suffered a right ankle fracture and will undergo surgery in Atlanta when the swelling subsides.The video above shows how the brutal injury occurred. Warning: footage is graphic.
French teenager spent two weeks in US detention after she crossed Canada border jogging on beach ‘We were locked up all the time and in the yard there was barbed wire and dogs.’ A FRENCH TEENAGER who spent two weeks in US detention after inadvertently crossing the border from Canada while jogging on the beach, told AFP how she suffered “the fright of my life”.“It’s unbelievable,” said Cedella Roman, 19.The story of how she strayed over the border in British Columbia and into the US state of Washington on 21 May broke on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).The girl from Briancon in the Alps, said she was headed back when the tide turned and she was apprehended by two US Border Patrol officers who told her she had entered illegally and been caught on camera.Despite pleading her innocence, Roman said she wasn’t carrying identity papers and was taken off for finger-printing.“That’s when I began to get very afraid. It was like being a big criminal,” she told AFP by telephone.After finishing school, Roman had gone to Canada to visit her mother, who lives in White Rock, and to improve her English, and wasn’t carrying identity papers.She said she was allowed to call her mother who “understood immediately and started to panic”.‘Barbed wire and dogs’ Overnight, Roman was transferred to the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, run by the Department of Homeland Security, 200 kilometres (120 miles) to the south. She said: Saturday 23 Jun 2018, 5:01 PM 52,274 Views Image: Shutterstock/Jacob Lund Short URL http://jrnl.ie/4088083 I found myself in prison. We were locked up all the time and in the yard there was barbed wire and dogs. Share378 Tweet Email4 117 Comments By AFP Image: Shutterstock/Jacob Lund Jun 23rd 2018, 5:02 PM Roman spent two weeks in a large room filled with about 100 “migrants” and 60 beds.“We tried to help each other, there was a good atmosphere,” she said. “seeing people who had come from Africa and elsewhere locked up for trying to cross the border, it put my experience into perspective.”Her mother Christiane Ferne reached the centre with her passport and study permits after two days.But red tape took over and employees at the site said the documents would have to be verified by Canadian authorities.“Since I am not Canadian, it took time” said Roman.She was finally held for two weeks before the matter was resolved and she was allowed to return to Canada.All charges against her have been dropped, but she has been banned from travelling to the United States.Ferne said the lack of clear border signs had led to her daughter’s predicament. “It’s like a trap… anybody can be caught at the border like this.”US Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to CBC that Roman was discharged on 6 June.“If an individual enters the United States at a location other than an official port of entry and without inspection by a Customs and Border Protection officer, they have illegally entered the United States and will be processed accordingly,” the US Customs and Border Protection said.It is the responsibility of an individual travelling in the vicinity of an international border to maintain awareness of their surroundings and their location at all times.“Additionally, it’s important for people traveling near the border to carry identification at all times.” Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
https://jrnl.ie/4797179 By Órla Ryan Sep 5th 2019, 4:43 PM Image: Shutterstock/gvictoria Share2 Tweet Email EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #BREXIT: Jo Johnson, the brother of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is giving up his role as an MP for Orpington and as Minister of State amid the ongoing Brexit drama. 2. #DISABILITY: One in four children with disabilities are being denied a full school day, against the wishes of their parents, according to a new report.3. #BEEF PROTESTS: Talks between the meat industry and beef farmers will reconvene, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed announced today, after a previous deal was rejected last month.4. #ADOPTION: The High Court has dismissed a damages action against the Adoption Authority of Ireland brought by a 56-year-old woman who claims she was coerced into having her baby daughter adopted nearly 40 years ago.5. #PEOPLE SMUGGLING: Three members of an organised crime gang have been jailed for people smuggling in the UK after a joint operation between gardaí and British police.Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings in one or more of the above cases. 6,200 Views Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 4:43 PM The 5 at 5: Thursday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… No Comments Image: Shutterstock/gvictoria Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Solar Impulse : l’avion solaire prépare son prochain volSuisse – Après avoir effectué avec succès un premier vol de plus de 24 heures sans aucune interruption, Solar Impulse se prépare à décoller à nouveau. L’avion solaire s’élancera pour réaliser un survol complet de la Suisse.L’avion solaire développé par Bertrand Piccard et André Borschberg décollera très prochainement au petit matin, depuis l’aérodrome militaire de Payerne. Solar Impulse devra alors voler jusqu’à l’aéroport international de Genève, et ce uniquement grâce à l’énergie produite par les 12.000 cellules photovoltaïques qui couvrent ses ailes.Deux autres vols sont ensuite prévus, l’un pour rejoindre Zurich depuis Genève, l’autre pour rentrer à Payerne. La date de ce survol de la Suisse n’a pas encore été communiqué, mais Bertrand Piccard et André Borschberg, le pilote de Solar Impulse, entendent effectuer les trois vols d’ici la fin du mois de septembre. L’avion est bien sûr totalement dépendant des conditions météorologiques, il est donc impossible de prévoir à l’avance le moment où il pourra décoller.Le survol de la Suisse “permettra de s’entraîner à réaliser des missions en dehors de l’espace habituel. Les membres de l’équipe vont apprendre à coopérer avec les aéroports internationaux et à s’intégrer dans l’important trafic aérien” explique les papas de Solar Impulse dans un communiqué.Plusieurs autres vols tests sont prévus au cours des prochains mois et années, afin de calibrer le prototype de l’avion solaire, et d’en construire un second dont la visée sera d’effectuer le tour du monde en cinq étapes. Un événement prévu pour 2013 ou 2014.Le 8 septembre 2010 à 16:48 • Emmanuel Perrin