Highway 97 closed south of McLeod Lake

first_imgUPDATE – The Highway is now open to single lane alternating traffic.McLEOD LAKE, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed due to a vehicle incident south of McLeod Lake.Highway 97 is closed in both directions between Poplar Point Road and Homewood Road, approximately 1km south of McLeod Lake. The road is closed in both directions, and there is no detour.  Drivebc.ca says the road could open at 9 p.m.  The next update from Drivebc.ca is expected at 4 p.m.REMINDER – #BCHwy97 CLOSED approx 120 km north of #PrinceGeorgeBC due to a vehicle incident. Assessment in progress Information here: https://t.co/0FBAx2WB51#Chetwynd— DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) March 10, 2019A snowfall warning remains in place for the Pine Pass.  Environment Canada expects that region could see anywhere from 10 to 20 cm of snow starting Sunday evening.last_img

RCMP to reduce search efforts for BC homicide suspects

first_imgThe search near Gillam has been underway since July 22, 2019, and to date has not produced any sightings of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.The RCMP say they have checked over 500 homes in the Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation.  Investigators have now received over 260 tips in the past seven days. None have established that the suspects are outside of the Gillam area.The RCMP are calling a presser in Winnipeg at 1 p.m. CT to give an update on the manhunt for the B.C. homicide suspects. #cbcmb— Austin Grabish (@AustinGrabish) July 31, 2019Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod have been charged in connection with the death of Leonard Dyck near Dease Lake and are suspected of also killing Lucas Folwer and Chynna Deese.  The RCMP have not released details about when the pair will be officially charged in the deaths near the Liard Hot Springs of Folwer and Deese. GILLAM, M.B. – RCMP in Manitoba will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. central time to outline the reduced search for two homicide suspects from B.C.According to reporters in Gillam, the RCMP will outline the reduction of search efforts in Northern Manitoba.  Other reports suggest military aircraft have already left the area and the RCMP are now back to using RCMP aircraft.Police on the ground in Gillam have just confirmed that Canadian Armed Forces have pulled out of the search for Kam Mcleod and Bryer Schmegelsky. They’re now relying on their own plane and private choppers to do more ‘strategic’ flyovers in the area.@9NewsAUS— Alexis Daish (@LexiDaish) July 31, 2019last_img

EC should order police to stop raids on call centres, says Manish Sisodia

first_imgAfter the AAP alleged that the Delhi Police harassed the call centre employees who were informing people about voter list deletion, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia talked exclusively to Sayantan Ghosh before meeting the Chief Election Commissioner the second time on Friday. The call centres which were raided by the police, what are these about? Months before the announcement of the elections, the AAP found that more than 30 lakh names of voters were deleted. After we found this, Chief Minister himself informed the Election Commission about our findings. The party hired these call centres to inform the voters whose names are missing from the list. The work was going on smoothly but after Model Code of Conduct came into play, the Delhi police started to harass the call centre employees. We want to tell the EC to order police to immediately stop these raids and harassment. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticYou and MP Sanjay Singh with others already met the officials of the Election Commission on Friday morning but then again the delegation planned to meet the Chief Election Commissioner why is this such a big issue for AAP? We all know that the Delhi Police comes under the BJP-led Central government and BJP is our prime opposition. The BJP is instructing the police to harass these workers so that we would be unable to reach out to the voters to inform that Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murdertheir names are not in the list. In the morning meeting, we informed everything to the Election Commission but right after we left, back to back raids took place at call centres. Why are they doing this and by whose orders? Has the Election Commission ordered these raids? If not then the police are clearly working under the instructions of the BJP and trying to paralyse AAP’s campaign. In this meeting with the Election Commission, we will ask for an immediate solution. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged that the police are asking for server data, what is this data all about? In your first meeting has the EC said that the working of these call centres is illegal? The EC never said that the working of these call centres are illegal and there is no question of illegal work. We have given responsibility to these call centres for public interest and so if there is any illegality about that then the police should question the party and its leaders. But the police are raiding these call centres without any notice and asking for the data they have regarding the names which were deleted from the list. We prepared this list, did research and went door to door hence it is our data and the CM himself shared our views with the EC earlier. What are your key demands to the EC and why do you blame BJP about this matter? This is the time of Model Code of Conduct and the EC has the entire power hence we want EC to direct the police to stop such action immediately. The BJP in Delhi is scared because they deleted these names from places where AAP is strong and now they are scared. The BJP feels that if these names are added again their plan will not work. We have faith in the EC and we believe that this atrocity will stop by the intervention of EC.last_img

New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There’s a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle’s Sunday editions. There’s a new monthly magazine focusing on the area’s culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Pulitzer-winning writer Elizabeth Kolbert.The newspaper is wider, its paper thicker. There’s even a second daily crossword puzzle.A hiring flurry, driven by new owners, has brought more than 50 new jobs to the western Massachusetts daily and its three sister papers in Vermont. The idea: Investing in the newsroom will translate into more paying readers.It’s a leap of faith at a time of relentlessly bad news for the local news industry: Newsroom employment down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Some cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they’re described as “news deserts .”Three years ago, Fredric Rutberg, a retired local district judge, pulled together a group of local investors who bought the small newspaper company from a hedge fund-backed media chain with a reputation for cost-cutting and layoffs.So far, readers have trickled, not flocked, back to the flagship Berkshire Eagle, the only daily newspaper in the hilly westernmost region of Massachusetts, where 130,000 people are scattered across 30-plus towns and villages.“Our business plan was simply to increase the quality of the content and attract new readers,” Rutberg said. “We’ve made more than a bona fide effort at the first part. We are in the second right now, and the jury’s out.”Rutberg, 73, is relishing the challenge.He hosts gatherings around town called “Coffee with the President,” promoting the Eagle’s award-winning stories while mollifying readers who grumble if the newspaper is delivered late. He regularly visits the Vermont newspapers and pursues strategies for revenue diversification, including a planned in-house ad-agency.For executive editor Kevin Moran, this level of involvement is a thrilling contrast to the Eagle’s former corporate owners. During a rare visit from them in 2015, the agenda was mostly budget cuts.Shortly afterward, Moran said, he oversaw the layoffs of 19 people at the four newspapers, one of his lowest moments in a two-decade career spent rising through the ranks of the Eagle and its affiliated newspapers. The year before, 18 positions had already been cut.Rutberg and his three partners seized a short window of opportunity when Alden Global Capital was putting several of its newspapers up for sale following failed negotiations to sell off the company’s media properties, known as Digital First Media, to a private equity firm.Through a spokeswoman, Molly Curry, Digital First declined to comment for this story. In the past, Digital First has countered criticism of its tactics, saying it runs “newspapers profitably and sustainably so that they can continue to serve their local communities.”Advertising and circulation declines have ravaged the newspaper industry generally for more than a decade. It remains to be seen how sustainable the expanded Eagle will be under its new owners.But if they fail, it won’t be for lack of effort.They swiftly set out to transform the paper, down to replacing thin newsprint that curled in humid weather. They wanted a “world-class” arts and culture section, worthy of a region that boasts the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home and a theatre scene that lures Hollywood stars.Popular with New York tourists and second-home owners, the Berkshire region has struggled with an exodus of its working-age population, particularly since top employer General Electric packed up and left in the 1980s and 90s.The Eagle’s reporters delve into the troubles of communities overshadowed by New York City to the south and Boston to the east. They have won awards for investigations into the decaying state of bridges and the struggle to bring broadband internet to rural areas.The hard part is persuading the people of the Berkshires to pay for such coverage.The Eagle’s overall paid circulation fell more than 20 per cent during the first year under new ownership. Rutberg counts it as an achievement that circulation remained mostly stable the second year, at more than 15,000 on weekdays and nearly 18,000 on Sundays, still half what it was a decade ago.On the bright side, digital subscriptions are ticking up.Like many newspapers, the Eagle increasingly relies on revenue from paid subscriptions, as major advertisers migrate to online giants such as Facebook and Google.The paper charges $13 a month for a digital-only subscription, letting people read three articles online before hitting the paywall. Social media drives a third of the newspaper’s digital traffic, but many readers bristle at being asked to pay for content they see on Facebook.“I just don’t have time read more

Sri Lankan crew members freed

The 13 Sri Lankan crew members of the detained cargo vessel Lankan Mahaphola, who were arrested for stealing scrap metal from the ship at the weekend, have been released.Five of them were released from the holding cells of the Durban Magistrate’s Court yesterday after the withdrawal of the charges by Dr Sanjaya Sedara, the Sri Lankan owner of Triple S Shipping, which had leased Sri Lanka’s only cargo vessel. Maharaj said the men had needed the permission of the sheriff of the court to do so because the ship was attached. A representative from Triple S Shipping who was present at the court cells yesterday said the men would be flying back to Sri Lanka. The vessel has been detained in Durban Harbour since May 17. It was attached in terms of a Durban High Court order regarding a wage dispute between Sedara and the 26-man crew, who were claiming $85 000 (R708 900) in outstanding wages.The SA Maritime Safety Authority has also detained the ship because it allegedly did not comply with international safety standards. The other eight were released on Tuesday night. The crew’s lawyer, Struan Mundell, who is also acting on behalf of the International Transport Workers’ Federation, said the men had been at sea for months, sometimes drifting as they tried to repair the ship’s engine.Sedara’s lawyer Nalini Maharaj said yesterday that the owner had promised to pay the crew and comply with the safety standards.The men had told Mundell it was common practice for them to sell the scrap metal to earn pocket money. They said they had done so with the ship captain’s permission. Mundell said he would be applying for an order in the Durban High Court today to authorise the sale of the ship. Proceeds of the sale, he said, would be used to pay the crew.The federation’s Durban inspector, Sprite Zungu, who the crew had contacted while at sea, told the 13 men not to fly back to Sri Lanka. “They must stay until they receive their wages, otherwise they won’t see this money,” he said. (Daily News South Africa)

East Timor Transitional Cabinet endorses establishment of police service

The regulation includes provisions on the general duties and powers of police officers, and the structure of the Police Service, reflecting the organization and practices put in place since UNTAET was established. It also provides the framework for the operation and management of East Timorese penal institutions, the treatment of prisoners, and the rules of conduct for prison officials. The decision to formally establish the Penal Service was made by the Cabinet on 14 February. The regulation will now go to the National Council for consideration.In other action, the Cabinet approved an interim National Disaster Management Plan and a related project funded by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to support the creation of national disaster management capacity in East Timor. The objective of the Plan is to provide arrangements for a coordinated response to emergencies and disasters. Meanwhile, the Independent Electoral Commission held its second meeting with political parties today, during which it briefed party representatives on the procedures for registration and distributed relevant application forms. “Political parties can now start gathering the information required to register with the Independent Electoral Commission, in order to be able to present candidates for the forthcoming Constituency Assembly election on 30 August,” UNTAET said.

Saskatchewans potash royalty structure alarmingly inefficient report

by Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 7, 2015 9:17 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Saskatchewan’s potash royalty structure ‘alarmingly inefficient:’ report REGINA – A new report says Saskatchewan’s potash royalty structure needs to be overhauled because it is too complex and “alarmingly inefficient.”Jack Mintz, a professor at the University of Calgary, says the royalty program is the most complicated in the world.“Hardly anyone understands the Saskatchewan system,” said Mintz, who is the director of the university’s School of Public Policy.His report released Wednesday says that while Saskatchewan produces almost one-third of the world’s potash, its tax on the resource isn’t competitive on an international level.“What you really want is something that’s stable,” said Mintz, who added that there are wide fluctuations in the current approach.The royalties collected by governments from resource companies help fill provincial coffers. Saskatchewan’s system includes a production-based levy, revenue-based levies, profit-based taxes and other taxes on capital investment.“Saskatchewan is competitive as long as there is a lot of investment that is undertaken by firms,” Mintz said. “But it’s not very competitive — in fact it actually has the highest effective tax rate on investments compared to any other country that we look at — when companies aren’t investing as much as the 2002 period.”Investments are treated differently depending on when companies were established.For those producing potash in 2001 and 2002, the maximum taxable volume was their average sales in those years. For those who were not producing potash until after 2002, the maximum taxable amount is 75 per cent of their sales — but for no more than one million tonnes.In the report, Mintz and co-author Duanjie Chen compared Saskatchewan’s system to New Brunswick as well as to Canada’s international competitors.Mintz said royalty structures in both provinces result in lost revenue during boom periods, but too much revenue is taken from companies when their production slows. New Brunswick has a better-designed system than Saskatchewan, he said, but it’s still not a model of efficiency.Mintz suggested the approach contributes to instability in the potash industry. He said he believes Saskatchewan would have had billions in extra revenue between 2009 and 2014 using a rent-based tax system.“What we are recommending would be a very stable (system) in the sense that the government would get good revenues when the prices are high, the industry won’t get whacked with a bunch of taxation when revenues are down.”Premier Brad Wall said he doesn’t agree with Mintz’s calculations.“There’s a number of problems with Mr. Mintz’s numbers,” Wall said. “Chief among them is that he’s underestimated potash revenue annually every year by $150 million … from 2006 to 2013.“I think we’ve gotten pretty good return” when average potash revenue over time and job growth are factored in.But Wall agreed the current royalty system is complex.“Together with industry, we need to have a stable, arguably more simplified, royalty process that makes sure we’re getting value for Saskatchewan people.”NDP finance critic Trent Wotherspoon agreed that royalty policy is in need of review.“I think there are some valid questions being asked,” he said. “There was an aim to encourage investment in Saskatchewan in that potash sector and that investment has been unprecedented.”Wall said the current structure encouraged the expansion of the potash industry.“These investments are massive and they’re made and they’re in the ground,” Wall said.He added that he wouldn’t be concerned about companies scaling back production if royalties changed.“I don’t think it’s just a royalty comparison companies make,” he said. “They look at ease of doing business.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had an incorrect date in Wall’s quote about underestimated potash revenue

Womens Hockey No 5 Ohio State drops pair of games in weekend

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve (32) goes for a save in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 5 Ohio State women’s hockey team (17-6-4, 10-3-4 WCHA) was swept in both matchups to Minnesota Duluth (11-13-2, 7-10-2 WCHA) on Friday and Saturday to end its five-game win streak.Game 1Ohio State dropped the series opener 4-1 Friday despite outshooting Minnesota Duluth 39-28 in the game. Just four minutes in the first period, Minnesota Duluth redshirt senior forward Katerina Mrazova scored the first goal of the game, and the only goal of the period.Ohio State responded by evening the game at one goal apiece when freshman forward Tatum Skaggs found the back of the net five minutes into the second period. Junior defender Lauren Boyle and freshman forward Emma Maltais were credited with assists.Minnesota Duluth sophomore defender Jalyn Elmes scored the go-ahead goal to take a 2-1 lead 8:55 into the second period..The Bulldogs were not finished in the second period. Sophomore forward Sydney Brodt and freshman forward Naomi Rogge scored two goals in the period to pull away 4-1, a score which held for the remainder of the game.Ohio State attempted 14 shots in the third period, but none found the back of the net, dropping the first game 4-1. Game 2Ohio State held Minnesota Duluth scoreless through the first two periods of the series finale, but a pair of third period goals pushed the Bulldogs in front for a 2-1 win against the Buckeyes Saturday. The Buckeyes could not find the back of the net in the first period, despite taking 19 shots. But 11 minutes into the second period, Skaggs gave Ohio State a 1-0 lead with her second goal of the series and the first goal of the game.After being shut out through the first two periods, Minnesota Duluth struck early in the third period, scoring a goal from freshman forward Anna Klein 3:52 into the period.Klein followed her goal up with a second score late in the third period to give Minnesota Duluth a 2-1. The Bulldogs held on for the win, rebounding from Ohio State’s October sweep of Minnesota Duluth.

Irish smoke as much marijuana as the Dutch

first_imgHOLLAND might be considered the cannabis capital of Europe but a new study shows  Irish people smoke just as much marijuana as our Dutch neighbours.A study carried out by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction reports 25.3 per cent of Irish people have smoked cannabis at some stage in their life.While in Holland, where the drug is legal and widely available to the public, 25.7 per cent of people surveyed between the ages of 15 – 64 said they have tried the drug.The European Drug Report 2013 also shows Irish people are  among the highest users of cocaine on the continent with seven per cent of the population claiming to have tried the banned substance.The only countries to rank above Ireland for cocaine use are the United Kingdom and Spain  even the Netherlands have significantly less use of the drug at 5.5 per cent of the population saying they tried it.The survey of 5,128 Irish people reported seven per cent of people have tried ecstasy and 4.4 per cent have used hallucinogenic drug LSD.Read: 1980s ‘crack baby’ scare overblown >Read: How you get high: What marijuana does to your brain >last_img

Up to 7000 march as Dublin comes out in force to support

first_img Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Source: Ruth MedjberThe march was also supported by a number of other organisations including Gaza Action Ireland, the Irish Irish Anti-War Movement, Peace and Neutrality Alliance and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.Gardaí say that today’s demonstration has been peaceful and estimated numbers at between 6,000-7,000.The march follows other protests that have been held each week since the the beginning of the current upsurge in violence and other “die-in” protests that have been organised regularly. Source: Ruth MedjberOne of the speakers in today’s demonstration was former Irish rugby international Trevor Hogan who was arrested by the Israeli navy in 2011 as part of an international flotilla attempting to bring aid to Gaza. Hogan spoke on behalf of Gaza Action Ireland and repeated calls for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, Boaz Modai:He has to go, and until the siege of Gaza is lifted we must place a siege of protest around his embassy. We can’t allow Israel to launch another indiscriminate slaughter on the people of Gaza. We cannot wait until Israel again decides to obliterate entire neighbourhoods and families.Hogan said that lifting the siege on Gaza “is not a negotiating demand – it’s an obligation” and he also criticised Foreign Affairs minister Charlie Flanagan  for not expelling Modai:“Is an illegal siege, six decades of ethnic cleansing, apartheid, war crimes and the killing of 400 children not exceptional enough for Charlie Flanagan? Is the murder of nearly 2,000 people not exceptional?”Read: Violence continues in Gaza with 30 air strikes, killing five Palestinians >Read: Galway town leads the way on Israeli boycott >center_img Source: Ruth MedjberUP TO 7,000 people have taken part in one of the largest protests yet in Dublin against Israeli military action in the Gaza strip.The demonstrators assembled at the Spire on O’Connell Street at 2pm before marching towards the Israeli embassy on Pembroke Road.The march was part of a national demonstration being organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and mirrored similar demonstrations in other cities like London where 20,000 people turned out.last_img

Construction of Apples new Madrid flagship store uncovers ruins of 15th century

first_imgYou just never know what’s lurking beneath your feet. That’s a lesson Apple has learned the hard way as it was in the process of building a new flagship retail store in Madrid, Spain. What is to become the basement of the store turns out to contain the remains of a 15th century hospital created by the Catholic Monarchs in 1489 and moved to Madrid by Emperor Carlos V in 1529.The store is being built at number 1, Puerta del Sol, which is the former home of the Paris Hotel. The Buen Suceso hospital was attached to the church of the same name. Both buildings were demolished in 1854 to make room for the square. The remains of the church were uncovered in 2009 during construction of a light rail station. It held up the project for 10 months while the ruins were preserved.In the case of the rail station, the city eventually decided to leave them standing in the mezzanine of the station behind a glass partition. Apple received the construction permit with the understanding that more ruins might be discovered. Apple is said to have briefly considered putting a glass floor in the store so the ancient walls could be seen, but decided against it due to the lack of visual appeal. The city has instead asked Apple to change the design of the floor to “symbolically trace the outline” of the Buen Suceso hospital walls.The 6,000 square-foot store will be Apple’s 11th shop in Spain and 4th in Madrid itself. The store is expected to be open by the end of the year, but investigation of the ruins could delay completion.last_img

La sonde PhobosGrunt pourrait retomber le 15 janvier

first_imgLa sonde Phobos-Grunt pourrait retomber le 15 janvierMercredi, Alexeï Zolotoukhine, le porte-parole des Troupes spatiales russes a annoncé que les fragments de la sonde perdue Phobos-Grunt qui n’auront pas brulé dans l’atmosphère terrestre, s’écraseront sur Terre le 15 janvier.Près de deux mois après que la sonde russe a échoué à prendre sa direction vers Mars et après de nombreux rebondissements, une seule question intrigue le secteur du spatial : où et quand l’engin va t-il retomber ? D’après les dernières informations communiquées par les Troupes spatiales russes et relayées par RIA Novosti, ceci devrait se produire très prochainement, le 15 janvier. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESA”Au 4 janvier, les fragments de la sonde spatiale Phobos Grunt devront s’écraser le 15 janvier 2012″, a ainsi précisé Alexeï Zolotoukhine qui a souligné que seules quelques parties, celles qui auront survécu à l’entrée dans l’atmosphère terrestre, retomberont sur Terre. Toutefois, le lieu reste pour l’heure inconnu et cette date est même susceptible de changer au fur et à mesure que l’évènement se rapproche. D’après le militaire, les experts des Troupes spatiales russes surveillent constamment l’évolution de l’orbite de la sonde et surtout les facteurs extérieurs qui pourraient intervenir sur la retombée.  Le 26 décembre, le commandement stratégique américain a annoncé que ses calculs prédisaient une retombée pour le 13 janvier (lien non disponible) dans une région d’Afghanistan. Néanmoins, la date et le lieu réels ne seront sûrement connus que quelques jours voire heures avant l’évènement.  Le 4 janvier 2012 à 13:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img

Madrid rule out Neymar Move

first_imgReal Madrid have ruled out making a bid for Neymar.The Spanish giants have released a statement saying they have no plans to sign Neymar from French club Paris Saint-Germain.The current UEFA Champions League holders have been linked with a move to sign the Brazilian after Cristiano Ronaldo left the club to sign for Juventus earlier this week.Neymar who is on holiday at the moment after taking part in the Russia 2018 World Cup with Brazil has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital all summer.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…The PSG star scored twice for his country in the World Cup but couldn’t do anything as Belgium sent the Brazilians crashing out of the World Cup in the quarterfinals.“Given the constant speculation linking PSG star Neymar with our club, Real Madrid will like to clarify that we have no plans to sign the player,” a club statement read.“There is an extraordinary relationship between both clubs, such that, if Real Madrid wants a player from PSG, the first we would do is go straight to the club.”Real Madrid have been linked with moves for Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and Neymar as they look to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo.last_img

Video Mourinho exposes journalist behind Zidane rumours

first_imgJose Mourinho responded to rumours that Zinedine Zidane will replace him by hilariously calling out the journalist behind the storyThings aren’t looking great for Mourinho at Manchester United right now after Saturday’s defeat to West Ham ended a terrible week, which also involved a penalty loss to Derby County and a draw with Wolves.United have made their worst start to a Premier League season in 29 years and the pressure is getting bigger by the day for Mourinho with Zidane the hot favourite to replace him at Old Trafford.Rumours have been going about that the former Real Madrid coach had actually called Mourinho over the United job.When asked about this, Mourinho told the person asking to turn around and ask the journalist who wrote it – which left The Sun’s Neil Custis looking rather embarrassed.“Behind you. Ask the guy behind because he was the one that wrote it,” said Mourinho in a press conference.“Just behind you. Just the guy there, you can see him. I’m telling him to ask you what you wrote. So instead of asking me…Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.The reporter then asks Custis, who said: “Oh yeah, he has.”Mourinho adds: “He’s written it. You need to ask him.“He’s put a bug on my telephone, so why don’t you ask him?”Asked if he fears the sack, Mourinho replied: “No. I don’t think so.”Well Custis, you have been proven to be the bullshitter that we all knew … absolutely owned ! I love you Jose Mourinho ❤️#MUFC #UTFR pic.twitter.com/zVvPAQfHQg— Laura_MUFC (@ms_manutd) October 1, 2018last_img

Trinamool moves EC against Central forces

first_imgArambag/Kolkata: Going on the offensive against the Central forces, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Tuesday moved the Election Commission, accusing the troopers of influencing the electorate to vote for the BJP during phase-3 of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal. State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made public the party’s move while addressing an election rally at Khanakul in Hoogly district. “Today I have got the news that in Malda South constituency’s Englishbazar, Central force personnel entered the polling booth number 166 and 167 and influenced the voters to vote for BJP. They have no rights to do this. We have lodged an official complaint against them,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “Police cannot enter the polling booths without the permission of the returning officer. They are asking people standing on the queues to vote for BJP,” she alleged. Malda south and Balughat are two of the five Bengal Lok Sabha constituencies, where polling was held on Tuesday. Trinamool’s North Dinajpur district president Amal Acharya said in Itahar and other places, the Central force officers threatened to open fire as they had done in Uttar Pradesh. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state “The belief that the Central force will help in conducting a free and fair election is shattered. Their partiality is evident,” Acharya said. As per a source in the Chief Electoral Office, the commission has received a complaint against the Central forces and has sought a report. Meanwhile, Banerjee urged the troopers to stick to their duty of maintaining law and order and not try to influence the elections. “The Central force may come during the elections. They will come for a day, conduct elections and go back. State police guide them and help them out. I love both the forces. I do not differentiate between them,” she said. “I would request you and the state police to do your job. You are our guest and friend. If we form government at the Centre, you will work with me. Modi ji will not be there,” Banerjee said.last_img

Tom Herman its USC on line 2

first_imgColin releases his Herd Hierarchy after NFL Week 3. Philly’s up and he’s feeling Minnesota.People need to learn to relinquish control. Lester Holt did an excellent job moderating last night’s Presidential debate because he relinquished control and let the candidates reveal themselves. The same applies to the Kaepernick situation. There’s no point to controlling it, just let it play out naturally. it’ll be OK.It’s man-overboard time for USC with Clay Helton. Colin is pro-divorce and annulment. Sometimes you have to cut your losses, USC needs to get out of the Clay Helton train wreck and go after Houston’s Tom Herman hard.UFC is now the de facto term for MMA. Just like people call adhesive strips Band-Aids.  That irreversible branding that’s invaluable.Also, it’s “Hunch or Lunch” time. Can Colin guess the point spreads for this weekend’s games, or is he buying lunch for the staff?Guests:Bill Parcells – NFL Coaching legend and 2-time Super Bowl Champion joins the show to talk about the success of his protégé Mike Zimmer, why he likes what he sees so far out of Carson Wentz, why NFL teams shouldn’t shy away from taking small school quarterbacks, and the art of hiring assistants.Norm Macdonald –  Stand Up Comedian, and author of Norm Macdonald: Based on a True Story, is in-studio to talk about the evolution of his stand up career, facing rejection, being embraced by Letterman,  and how he plans to incorporate one of Colin’s jokes into his next special.Peter King – NFL Network Insider joins the show via the Cowherd Global Satellite Network for his weekly appearance to jump around the hottest NFL topics after Week 3, why Trevor Siemian has exceeded expectations, and how the Eagles have become the surprise team in the NFL.Eric Mangini – Former Browns and Jets Head Coach is in-studio talking about how the Patriots culture is built for success despite adversity, why Josh McDaniels will be more prepared for a head-coaching gig, why no first-time NFL coach can ever be fully prepared for the job, and whether big-time college coaching jobs are intriguing for NFL coaches.last_img

First samesex Royal wedding in UK as Queens cousin marries a man

first_imgMountbatten came out as bisexual in 2016, after divorcing from his first wife, Penny. The two married in 1994 and divorced in 2011. Mountbatten said that he had always been open with his wife about his bisexuality.However, he only chose to speak about it publicly after meeting his new husband, airline cabin service member James Coyle. The men met in 2014 at a Swiss skiing resort. Mountbatten, 55, is a third cousin to Queen Elizabeth and great-great-great grandson to Queen Victoria.In June, he and Coyle announced their engagement. They married Saturday at a private chapel on Mountbatten’s Bridewell Park country estate in Devon. The men wore matching velvet smoking jackets.Former wife gives Mountbatten away In a sign of their amicable friendship following their divorce, Mountbatten’s former wife, Penny, gave him away during the ceremony.The couples three daughters attended the event. The Queen, nor any members of her immediate family, attended. Princess Margaret attended Mountbatten’s first wedding ceremony to Penny back in 1994.The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and wife Sophie, are godparents to Mountbatten’s older two daughters. They knew of the wedding but were not free to attend.‘Their diaries are arranged months in advance and they were not free,’ Mountbatten told the Daily Mail, ‘but they adore James.’ L-R: James Coyle and Lord Ivar Mountbatten married on Saturday in Devon, England (Photo: @ivar_mountbatten | Instagram) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . A cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, married on Saturday. It was a Royal wedding unlike any other. GAYSTARNEWS-center_img Asked why he had decided to marry again, Mountbatten, 55, said, ‘I suppose if we had met ten years ago a civil partnership would have been nice, but now that marriage between a man and a man is legal it seems the right thing to do.’‘I have had the whole marriage thing — and been very happy — but James hasn’t, so I see it as a validation of my love for him.’James Coyle and Lord Ivar Mountbatten on their wedding day (Photo: @ivar_mountbatten | Instagram)In an Instagram posting yesterday, Mountbatten posted half a dozen images from the day.The accompanying message read: ‘Well we did it finally!‘It was an amazing day despite the miserable British weather. Fabulous service conducted by Trish Harrogate, chief Registrar for Devon, who set the perfect but lighthearted tone for what is a serious occasion.‘The accompanying gospel choir were amazing. Thank you so much to Bristol’s Teachers Rock Choir for your superb singing. Most importantly a massive thanks to my 3 gorgeous girls for being so understanding and supportive, without their support this could never have happened! And finally the biggest thank you to James for being just perfect.’See alsoFirst member of the royal family to come out announces engagement Queen channels Pride at Ascot with pink outfit and rainbow rosesThe secret, raunchy gay and lesbian history of VersaillesDuncan James shares cute story of how he came out to Geri Halliwell after dating herRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/first-same-sex-royal-wedding/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img

British Airways is making enjoying the winter sun

first_imgBritish Airways is making enjoying the winter sun even easier for customers this year with extra flights from Gatwick being added to the airline’s schedules.From 27 October additional seats will be up for grabs on seven extra flights a week to Funchal, Faro, Seville and Turin.The flights are now available to book through ba.com and are scheduled to operate until the end of March, 2016.“Our flights to European sunshine destinations are proving very popular with customers, which is why we are laying on even more flights to a cope with the extra demand for seats … It’s great that we’re able to offer such a diverse range of places to fly to,” said Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ managing director Gatwick.The extra flights come on top of 48 additional flights to 14 European destinations this October half-term from Gatwick.The additional October services include flights to Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Naples, Malaga, Ibiza, Heraklion, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Paphos,Dubrovnik and Faro as well as new routes Dalaman and Bodrum.British Airways flights include a generous free cabin baggage allowance, free online check-in, seat allocation and complimentary food and drink on board.12 May 2015last_img

For World Fair Trade Day – May 9 – show your suppo

first_imgFor World Fair Trade Day – May 9 – show your support by donning the Bridge For Africa bracelet, a collaboration between the non-profit and One&Only Cape Town in South Africa. With colorful beads and intricate craftsmanship, the bracelet is a statement piece with stories, and philanthropy, behind it.The initial collaboration between the luxury resort and series of designers (Christian Louboutin and Matthew Williamson), the bracelet is handmade by single mothers and grandmothers from the Sizwe Umoya group, a community devastated by AIDS and struggling to raise South Africa’s next generation. Bridge For Africa, a Fair Trade organization, dedicates its time to helping these women, and others in similar situations, find self-sufficiency in their Zulu communities. Sales of the bracelets, priced at a mere $40, provide the women with much-needed income while promoting their traditional art form.Each exclusive bracelet features a central copper wire paired strung with turquoise and gold beads, then outlined by woven copper wire. What results is a delicate, feminine cuff-like bracelet with vibrant tones –an ideal complement to casual and dressy outfits. It can be purchased online at the One&Only Resorts or Bridge For Africa websites.Visit oneandonlyresorts.com and bridgeforafrica.org.last_img