The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday announced the names of three more candidates for the single phase Lok Sabha election in Punjab on May 19.SAD president Sukhbir Badal said Prem Singh Chandumajra has been fielded from Anandpur Sahib, Surjit Singh Rakhra from Patiala and former bureaucrat Darbara Singh Guru from the Fatehgarh Sahib parliamentary seat.The party has so far announced the names of five candidates. Out of a total 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, the Akali Dal will contest on 10 seats and BJP three.The party had earlier cleared the names of Bibi Jagir Kaur and Charanjit Singh Atwal from Khadoor Sahib and Jalandhar seats respectively.Addressing a rally in Khanna, Mr. Badal hit out at the ruling Congress government and said: “Capt. Amarinder Singh had taken oath in the name of sacred icons of Sikh religion while promising farm loan waiver, jobs for youth, drug eradication etc. People now feel cheated as he has gone back on his promises.” He said the people were keen to teach the Congress government a lesson by defeating it in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring Chile’s first goal. (AP Photo)This is the coverage of the first round of 16 World Cup 2014 match as hosts Brazil take on their South American counterparts Chile at Mineirao Staduim in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Match Photos Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 on penalties) Neymar scored the winning penalty to give Brazil a 3-2 shootout win over Chile in the second round of the World Cup. The match had ended 1-1. Neymar scored the third penalty after David Luiz and Marcelo also scored from the spot. Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar saved the first two penalties and watched Gonzalo Jara’s final attempt hit the post. Brazil will next face either Colombia or Uruguay in the quarterfinals. Time for a shootout! Match moves into penalties as second half of extra-time comes to an end. Chile almost scored a few seconds before the end as Pinilla’s shot hit the crossbar. Brazil get a worthy corner, but couldn’t make much of it. 87′: Medel taken off on a stretcher, Rojas replaces him. 72′: Willian steps in place of Oscar, Brazil pushing forward. Match in extra time. End of normal time as Howard Webb blows the whistle. Stay tuned for another 30 minutes of action as Brazil try to sharpen their finishes. 87′: Chile’s Arturo Vidal is substituted for Mauricio Pinilla 55′: Hulk gets booked for handball after his goal is disallowed. Hulk thought he put Brazil ahead 10 minutes into the second half but referee Howard Webb disallowed the goal, ruling Hulk took down a long pass with his arm.advertisement 32′: Sanchez equalises forChile. Brazil gave away the ball from a throw-in and Alexis Sanchez shot it past the keeper right into the bottom corner. Chile equalized in the 32nd after Eduardo Vargas intercepted Hulk’s pass and found Alexis Sanchez, who scored from the right side of the penalty area with a shot toward the far post. 18′: David Luiz scores with his thigh on Neymar’s corner kick, Silva gets a flick on it. David Luiz scored for the World Cup hosts in the 18th minute after Thiago Silva deflected Neymar’s corner kick toward the far post. Luiz was given the goal but Chile defender Gonzalo Jara may have touched the ball before it went in. Chile’s Alexis Sanchez scores his side’s first goal past Brazil’s Thiago Silva. (AP Photo)Chile’s Gonzalo Jara and Brazil’s David Luiz go for the ball before Brazil’s first goal. (AP Photo) For India Today’s World Cup 2014 homepage, click here . VIDEO: How Chile plan to stop Brazil’s Neymar Lineups: Brazil: Julia Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo; Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Oscar; Hulk, Fred, Neymar. Chile: Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Eugenio Mena, Francisco Silva, Gonzalo Jara; Arturo Vidal, Marcelo Diaz, Charles Aranguiz; Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas.
Sri Lanka has suffered another setback ahead of their Asia Cup campaign in the UAE, which starts on Saturday.Hard-hitting opening batsman Dhanushka Gunathilaka suffered a back injury and was ruled out of the upcoming Asian Cup tournament on Thursday, just two days before their tournament opener against Bangladesh.Sri Lanka Cricket said that Gunathilaka will be replaced by the 27-year-old left-hand batsman Shehan Jayasuriya in the squad. Gunathilaka, who suffered a lower-back injury during practice, will return home from Dubai.Earlier in the week, Sri Lanka’s Test captain Dinesh Chandimal was withdrawn from the 16-member squad after he injured a finger during a domestic Twenty20 match.Chandimal, 28, fractured his right middle finger while playing for Colombo in a T20 league match and was withdrawn from their 16-member squad as he needed more time to recover, Sri Lanka Cricket said.He was replaced by reserve wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella for the 50-over tournament.Sri Lanka’s squad: Angelo Mathews (C), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhanajaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera and Lasith Malinga.
TagsOpinionAbout the authorAndrew Maclean FollowShare the loveHave your say Anderson Exclusive: Karanka can lead Nottingham Forest beyond Clough shadowby Andrew Maclean10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCross-generational comparisons of sporting greats are fervently argued across social media every day. In basketball, it’s Lebron James vs. Michael Jordan. In tennis, it’s Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras. Amongst football players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s abilities are constantly equated to those of Diego Maradona and Pele.But what about football managers? How do the current crop rank with the greatly revered, often mythologised, coaches of yesteryear?According to Viv Anderson, former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough was implementing ‘tiki-taka’ some 30 years before Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona revolution and would have no problem managing in today’s continental game.Charismatic, intelligent, and at times controversial, Clough revolutionised Forest during his 18-year tenure at the club. It might seem hard to fathom for fans relatively new to the Premier League, but in the late 1970’s, Forest were the kings of England and Europe – twice.Given English football’s reputation as physical and direct, it would be easy to assume Forest scrapped their way to glory. But that wasn’t Cloughie’s style. He despised the long-ball tactics of his contemporaries, having once famously said: “if God had wanted us to play football in the clouds, he’d have put grass up there.”Anderson started both European Cup finals against Malmo in 1979 and Hamburg in 1980 and said it was Clough’s unorthodox tactics in the latter that helped steer Forest to victory.When asked if Clough could excel in today’s game, Anderson told Tribalfootball:”Absolutely 100 per cent. Because he believed in playing football in the right way, the pass and move. They were always entertaining. Although I think he would have to adapt because you have to do a lot more media than back in his day. “You have to remember he played one up front in a European Cup final 30 odd years ago, so he was forward thinking more than any other manager than I can think in those times. I can remember playing in that final with five midfielders and one up front and we went ‘what is this?’, but we got on and managed to win. Would he able to manage now? Yes in a heartbeat.”I think Forest had a team of people who were comfortable on the ball, play it through and it wasn’t kick long or long balls, it was always to feet and I think it’s very, very similar to how Pep Guardiola plays his football. So I think there are a lot of similarities to how he [Clough] played and how Pep Guardiola plays.”Clough remonstrating in the City Ground dugout still burns strong in the memory of older Forest fans. To them, the Middlesbrough native, who passed away in 2004, represents the ever-passing golden years, a time when the club were feared and respected, a stark contrast to the last two decades spent outside of the English top-flight.In Anderson’s opinion, Forest’s struggles derive from their failure to recover from Clough’s departure in 1993, comparing their plight to the current situation at Manchester United, who in December sacked their third manager since the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.Forest have made the play-offs only twice since their return to the Championship in 2009/10, but supporters remain hopeful that this could be their season. Under the leadership of former Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka, who lead Middlesbrough to promotion in 2015/16, Forest are four points off the play-off spots in seventh. And with further investment from Greek owner Evangelos Marinakis this month, Anderson believes the club can return to where he believes they belong.”Its like Manchester United. The Cloughie shoes and the Alex Ferguson shoes are big shoes to fill,” added Anderson, who played over 300 times for Forest.”And they’ve had several managers, both clubs, trying to get the right balance. Hopefully Karanka is the right man to take Forest forward. “I think it helps that they’ve got some money with this Greek owner. So hopefully he can put a little bit more money in to get them where they want to be because a side like Nottingham Forest should be in the Premier League and they’ve been out of their far too long. So hopefully he’s the one to guide them forward.”Forest will face Premier League giants Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Viv Anderson MBE was speaking to Tribalfootball to promote the partnership between ‘Playonpro’ and ‘REDSTRIKE’.Click here to find out more information on Playonpro.
Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful The Best Men’s Skeleton Watches — No Bones About It When shopping for a timepiece there are always tough choices. Unlike the auto industry, where their are only so many cars per segment, the watch industry is flooded with options. One of the toughest watches to decide on is a dress piece. Classic and simple, a dress watch can only variate so much. One brand that has shown its horological chops as well as maintained affordability in this segment is Zenith.At the ideal modern dress size of 40mm, Zenith’s standout release from Basel 2014 is the Synopsis. Keeping its design to two hands and a seconds tri-hand subdial, the Synopsis has dropped right into the dress watch segment, but with a twist. Exposed is the beating heart of the famous El Primero chronograph movement.The El Primero is regarded as one-of if not the best chronograph movement on the market. Zenith has taken their flagship chronograph and removed the chronograph. Still beating at a healthy 36,000bpm, the start, stop, and counter function of the chronograph has been removed leaving only the beauty of its exposed movement window and famed accuracy. This clears the dial of clutter aside from the prominent exposed movement which gives this piece the appearance of a high priced tourbillon.The Synopsis is offered in a rose gold case as well as stainless steel and can be paired with both a crocodile strap or metal bracelet. This piece is a horophiles dream. Purist movement, exhibition case back and exposed escapement, well sized, and well priced. When choosing a dress watch, we no longer have to pick a brand name to have atop a plain dial. The Synopsis is a standout offered with no sacrifice. Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men 8 Pairs of Sneakers to Keep Clean and Crispy for Special Occasions Editors’ Recommendations The Best Casio Watches For Every Occasion
TORONTO – Four men accused of arranging a brazen daytime killing at a crowded Toronto cafe as part of a feud among drug traffickers were found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday.The convictions of Nicola Nero, Martino Caputo, Rabih Alkhalil and Dean Wiwchar carry automatic life sentences without parole eligibility for 25 years. The men were also convicted of conspiracy to commit murder.The four had been on trial for the death of John Raposo, who was shot on the patio of the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe on the afternoon of June 18, 2012, as soccer fans gathered to watch a Euro Cup game.The men showed little emotion as their verdicts were announced in a packed courtroom. Jury members deliberated for two days before making their decision.Raposo’s family thanked the judge, the jury and the prosecutors involved in the case but said they were still mourning their loss.“Our hearts are broken. Justice cannot bring back the missing link in our family,” Raposo’s cousin, Helen Pacheco said outside court. “We ask everyone to remember John not how he died but how he lived.”Prosecutors accused Wiwchar of actually carrying out the killing of Raposo. They said the men on trial orchestrated the hit on their rival partly because they believed Raposo had ratted Nero out to authorities.Nero, Caputo and Alkhalil plotted to steal a 200-kilogram shipment of cocaine from Raposo, split the money between them, and have him assassinated, court was told.The Crown relied partly on encrypted messages it said were exchanged by the men in the months leading up to the shooting.In at least one message, Nero called Raposo a “rat” who deserved to die for the harm he had caused, court heard. Another message had Wiwchar calling himself a contract killer who warranted a $100,000 fee.But one of the defence lawyers said any talk of revenge in those messages was pure “macho trash talk” and should not be considered proof of a murder plot.Alan Gold, who represents Nero, told the court the group considered stealing the drugs from Raposo to be retribution enough.Prosecutors alleged Wiwchar travelled from Vancouver for the job, and donned an elaborate disguise in an effort to evade authorities.Witnesses described the killer as wearing a shoulder-length wig, sunglasses, a dust mask, an orange construction vest with a reflective X on it and a hardhat, court heard.The Crown said a hardhat, construction vest and skin-coloured face masks were among the items found in Wiwchar’s Vancouver home, while searches on his home in Surrey, B.C. netted a cache of firearms as well as wigs, liquid latex skin, theatrical makeup, fake moustaches and beards and other items.Other searches uncovered more than $60,000 in cash, the prosecution said.Wiwchar was arrested three days after Raposo’s death. Nero, who was arrested in a drug investigation roughly a month before the killing, was charged while behind bars in early 2013, around the same time that Caputo was arrested in Germany. Alkhalil was arrested in Greece the following year.The four men are to be sentenced on the conspiracy count at a still-to-be determined date but their lawyers will return May 23 possibly to make arguments about how long it took to get to trial.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising that a re-elected Liberal government will introduce legislation to ensure federal laws are harmonized with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The promise is aimed at breaking an impasse in the Senate, where Conservative senators have been holding up a private member’s bill on the same issue from New Democrat MP Romeo Saganash — and in the process running out the clock on a slew of other private member’s bills.To kill Saganash’s bill, Conservative senators have been using procedural manoeuvres to prevent the Senate from dealing with any private members’ business.Among the other bills at risk of dying is one introduced by former interim Tory leader Rona Ambrose that would require judges to take training in sexual-assault law.Unless passed by the Senate by the end of this week, when the House of Commons is expected to break for the summer and subsequent election campaign, the bills are effectively dead.Trudeau’s promise to reintroduce Sagnash’s bill as a government bill could allow the Senate to set aside that issue and get on with the other bills.The Canadian Press
New Delhi: Investigation has been initiated against e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart for alleged violation of foreign exchange law, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Monday informed the Delhi High Court. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani noted the submissions of the ED that a case has been registered under provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) against the two companies and disposed of a PIL which has alleged that the e-commerce giants were violating foreign direct investment (FDI) norms. The court had earlier sought response of the central government, Amazon and Flipkart to the plea which has sought a probe into the alleged FDI violations. The ED, in its reply filed through central government standing counsel Amit Mahajan, has said the “department has already registered and initiated investigation under the provisions of FEMA against the two companies to ascertain whether they have been contravening any provisions of FEMA or contravening any rule, regulations, notification, direction or order issued in exercise of the powers under FEMA….” The agency also sought dismissal of the petition. The petition by an NGO, Telecom Watchdog, also asked for initiation of legal proceedings against the two e-commerce companies under the FEMA for alleged violation and circumvention of FDI norms. The plea, filed through advocate Pranav Sachdeva, has claimed that Amazon and Flipkart have created multiple entities to circumvent the FDI norms and route the hot-selling stock at cheaper rates. The petition has contended that according to Press Note 3 of 2016, which regulates FDI in e-commerce, entities like Amazon and Flipkart are not to exercise ownership over stock, nor directly or indirectly influence price of goods and services sold on their marketplace. It claimed that by creating name lending companies, Amazon and Flipkart buy branded goods in bulk at discounts from manufacturers and render small sellers uncompetitive by a wide margin, thus influencing the prices in violation of the FDI norms. “As a consequence of this FDI norms violation, smaller sellers are unable to participate in the fast growing e-commerce sector,” the plea has contended, adding that due to subsidised prices on such platforms, small sellers are unable to sell in the brick-n-mortar world too. Besides, the plea has also claimed that the two e-commerce firms have created several other group companies in the chain to divide discounts and losses. “Exchange offers, EMI costs and bank offers are funded completely or substantially by Amazon and Flipkart and constitute a clear influence on price in violation of FDI norms,” it has alleged.
Washington DC – The Mayor’s office of the City of Alexandria is hosting a spectacular four-day festival beginning this weekend featuring Moroccan culture, music, and cuisine as well as a handicrafts exposition, showcasing artisans from Morocco. The Moroccan Artisans’ Festival is the culmination of months of organizational effort on the part of City of Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille and his staff working with Moroccan local businessman, Mohamed Elhajjam, whose brainchild the event is, and the Moroccan government.Mayor Euille latched onto the project as the City was looking for opportunities to diversify the City’s revenue base in this very competitive region of the country, recognizing that “success for any city is to be part of the global economy,” according to the Mayor. As part of his global vision, since he became mayor in 2003, Mayor Euille has travelled on mayoral delegations to numerous countries in Europe, as well as to Turkey and Taiwan, to learn about best practices, and to establish dialogue and exchanges.At a program hosted by the Turkish American Council, he met Elhajjam a resident of Alexandria who hails originally from Casablanca, who invited the Mayor to “come to my city,” see the country, and especially the artisans, according to the Mayor.Mayor Euille then took a small delegation to Morocco hosted by the Moroccan government and the Minister of Arts and Culture, where they were welcomed with open arms and given the red carpet treatment. The Mayor also met with U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Dwight Bush. Impressed not only with the hospitality, cuisine and “especially the people,” but also with “the Moroccan government’s commitment to the people and the artisans to promote talent and products, Mayor Euille felt it would be worthwhile to establish a relationship, and grew to like the idea of hosting a Moroccan festival. Of course, he had to convince City Hall.Fortunately, the project was received with great enthusiasm and excitement within the City government, and the rest, as they say, is history.Morocco, the crossroads of many cultures — Amazigh (Berber), Sephardic, European, Arab-Islamic, and African — has over thousands of years become a melting pot of diverse artistic influences. Artisanal products are a major contributor to the economy of the country, with more than 2.3 million artisans generating 8 percent of the country’s total gross domestic product. The sector creates sustainable jobs that benefit many families in urban centers, as well as in rural areas where work opportunities are in short supply.The festival will showcase the rich cultural and artistic traditions of Morocco through music, dance, cuisine, and handicrafts. Moroccan oud player Mohamed Zyat will perform traditional Andalusian music at the Festival as well as a new song, written especially for the festival.“I like to think of Alexandria as an arts destination,” said the Mayor. “You cannot have too much art.” Although the expo this time features only 10-12 artisans “ just to get a flavor” of Morocco, the Mayor hopes to host a larger event in the fall and to bring 30-40 artisans from Morocco.There will also be opportunities for B2B (business to business) meetings, and an exchange of tourism back and forth. The Mayor noted the great potential for establishing a sister-city relationship with a city in Morocco. Alexandria already has four sister-cities in Scotland, Armenia, Sweden, and France.The opening ceremony takes place on Monday, April 27, at noon, and will feature remarks by Mayor William D. Euille, and by Minister Fatima Marouan, Morocco’s Minister of Handicrafts & Social and Solidarity-based Economy.The Moroccan Artisans’ festival runs Sunday through Wednesday at Market Square, 301 King Street, in Old Town Alexandria, and admission is free.For more information, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 or visit alexandriava.gov/Recreation.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
OTTAWA — Sturdy economic growth and a central bank survey showing renewed business optimism reinforced expectations Friday that Canada’s first interest rate hike since 2010 could be less than two weeks away.A Statistics Canada report showed the economy posted yet another month of solid growth in April, building on the surprisingly strong first quarter.The Bank of Canada survey found that business sentiment had climbed to its highest level since 2011. The forward-looking poll said corporate expectations in key areas like future sales, investment and hiring intentions all rose above historical averages.Combined, the results provided further evidence the economy is building momentum.This, along with increasingly “hawkish” comments from senior Bank of Canada officials, has led many analysts to predict the bank will start raising its trend-setting rate at its next scheduled announcement on July 12.“Arguably, it’s a done deal,” Randall Bartlett, chief economist for a University of Ottawa think tank, said when asked how the latest figures affected rate-hike expectations.“Given how clearly they’ve telegraphed this in speeches, in interviews and the positive economic data that we had today … I think it would be unlikely for them to keep rates on hold at the July meeting.”The Bank of Canada’s main policy rate rate sits at the low level of 0.5 per cent. An increase will likely prompt big banks to raise their prime rates, a move that would drive up the costs of variable-rate mortgages and other borrowing tied to the benchmark rate.The country’s growth — as measured by gross domestic product — expanded by 0.2 per cent in April, according to Statistics Canada. The increase matched the expectations of economists and signalled a healthy hand off to the second quarter.Growth in service-producing industries for April increased by 0.3 per cent, while on balance goods-producing industries remained essentially unchanged.On business sentiment, the Bank of Canada survey found that since April its measure for hiring intentions over the coming 12 months had accelerated to the highest level on record.The survey also showed Canadian firms expected sales growth to continue improving over the coming year, while business investment intentions for that period also remained elevated.Along with key economic indicators — and inflation figures, in particular — the Bank of Canada keeps a close eye on its measure for business sentiment when making rate decisions.Increased borrowing costs would have far-reaching implications for average Canadians, rate-sensitive industries and the broader economy.Bartlett’s think tank, the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, released new research Friday that showed that higher rates would have multibillion-dollar impacts on the Canadian government’s books.The study predicted the stronger-than-expected growth outlook will reduce Ottawa’s annual deficits by between $2.8 billion and $10.1 billion in each of the next four years, compared to the projections in the federal government’s March budget.However, over the longer term, the analysis said the effects of higher debt charges triggered by sooner-than-expected rate hikes would increase the annual shortfalls by $2.9 billion in 2020-21 and by almost $9.3 billion in 2021-22.“We’re expecting to see that debt charges are going to rise much more rapidly than we had expected back in March,” Bartlett said.
In this Oct. 19, 2011 photo, rock star Jon Bon Jovi sits in his JBJ Soul Kitchen community restaurant in Red Bank, N.J. which lets the needy do community service in return for a hot meal. On Feb. 24, 2015 Bon Jovi said his charitable foundation is funding a similar community restaurant at a firehouse in Union Beach, N.J., which is struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy nearly 2 1/2 years later. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) by Wayne Parry, The Associated Press Posted Feb 24, 2015 9:59 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Jon Bon Jovi sponsors community restaurant in Jersey shore town pummeled by Superstorm Sandy UNION BEACH, N.J. – Rocker and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi is sponsoring a community restaurant in a Jersey shore community still struggling mightily to recover from Superstorm Sandy.Through his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, he is providing financial backing to Spoon Full of Hope. The church project began serving meals in January in a firehouse in Union Beach, New Jersey, near his childhood home of Sayreville.It lost its funding last summer.Patrons can either pay a minimum donation or give an hour of time to earn a dining certificate for the volunteer and four family members.It’s similar to the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a community restaurant Bon Jovi founded in Red Bank in 2011.Bon Jovi says the project gives hope to people still rebuilding their lives.
VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government is taking steps to cut the interest rates charged on so-called payday loans.The maximum allowable charge for a payday loan in B.C. will drop from $23 to $17 for every $100 borrowed, starting Jan. 1, 2017.The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General says the changes mean B.C.’s borrowing rates for the high-cost, short-term loans will be the second-lowest in Canada.Prior to 2009, charges for payday loans in B.C. were as high as $30 for every $100 borrowed.The ministry says in a news release that regulators will also consult with credit counsellors, advocacy organizations, loan providers and others as the province seeks improved protection for consumers who rely on payday loans.The 30-day consultation will examine issues ranging from consumer education and information, to development of innovative lower-cost loans that could shift consumers away from more expensive options.“I saw for myself the devastating effect these short term, high-interest payday loans have on our communities. This is a positive step towards improving the lives of families and working people,” says Maple Ridge councillor and former Maple Ridge food bank chairman, Tyler Shymkiw, in the news release.Central 1 Credit Union regional director Anna Hardy says she applauds any solutions that prevent borrowers from becoming trapped in a cycle of personal debt, and adds she looks forward to speaking with the province about the issue. by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 21, 2016 11:36 am MDT Last Updated Sep 21, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. to reduce maximum charge on payday loans, seek options to high cost lenders
Freshman defender Theo Alexis (18) splits two defenders during the OSU vs. Penn State game on Tuesday. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorWhere there was plenty of rain Tuesday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, there was no shortage of offense as Ohio State (5-1-0, 2-0-0 Big Ten) defeated Penn State (1-2-2, 0-1-0 Big Ten), 3-0.The first goal came in the 49th minute from senior defender Niall Logue, his second of the season, and kicked off the scoring. Six minutes later, in the 55th minute, senior forward Nate Kohl buried his first of the season.The final tally was off the head of freshman forward Mitch Bergman in the 84th minute for his first career goal. Abdi Mohamed and Kevin Blackwood recorded assists.“We put it away in the last couple minutes there against a quality side in Penn State,” Bergman said. “Out of my mind right now, don’t know really what to think, just living up the moment right now.”The Buckeyes ended the game with 15 shot attempts, Bluem said the first goal opened up the Penn State defense and allowed for more opportunities.“It was a hard game when they were able to sit back defensively, they had a lot of numbers behind the ball,” Bluem said. This marks goalie Parker Siegfried’s fourth straight win and shutout. “It’s a team effort when you get a shutout, and we’ve been stressing that a lot with our team,” Bluem said. “Trying to make sure we’re organized defensively, we know what we want to do, where people are supposed to be then it comes down to individual effort. Are the guys on the field making that extra effort to do their job defensively, and if they are it makes it easier for us to get a shutout.”Despite having eight shots in the first half, the Buckeyes still ended the first half with a scoreless tie. Ohio State coach John Bluem thought the weather might have had something to do with it.“You know it’s funny, it didn’t rain till right when the game started, so we didn’t get used to the field being wet. So, I think both teams had a difficult time adjusting to the wet conditions. It was easier in the second half.”The Buckeyes next game will be in Piscataway, New Jersey, as they challenge in-conference opponent Rutgers at 1 p.m.Even though the Buckeyes have plenty of momentum, Bluem doesn’t believe they should be over-confident heading into Sunday.“We got to go back on the road again in the conference, it’s never easy to go on the road,” Bluem said. “Rutgers is a very good team, I watched them the other night. They’re very dangerous going forward, they’re going to cause us some problems. I think it’s going to be a wide-open game and a very difficult contest for us.”
BOSNIAN SERB WARTIME leader Radovan Karadzic opens his defence before the United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes court today, hoping to convince judges of his innocence in a conflict that claimed 100,000 lives.Brought to court after his arrest on a Belgrade bus in 2008, Karadzic, 67, is charged with masterminding the murder of nearly 8,000 Muslim men and boys by forces loyal to him in the eastern Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in July 1995.The massacre, when Bosnian Serb troops under the command of wartime general Ratko Mladic overran Dutch UN peacekeepers, was the worst atrocity committed on European soil since World War II. Over the space of a few days, thousands were systematically executed and dumped into mass graves in the area.Karadzic’s legal adviser Peter Robinson said his client would argue that “no policy was being implemented (at Srebrenica),” asserting that the former Bosnian Serb leader “did not know prisoners would be executed.”MassacreHe added that Karadzic, who risks life imprisonment if convicted, would tell the judges that while he did not deny that people were killed in Srebrenica, he “challenges the scale of the massacre”.Prosecutors say Karadzic, former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic and Mladic acted together to “cleanse” Bosnian Muslims and Croats from Bosnia’s Serb-claimed territories after the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991.Milosevic died midway through his own trial for genocide and war crimes in March 2006.Karadzic, a poet and trained psychiatrist, is also charged for his alleged role in the siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo between May 1992 and November 1995 in which 10,000 people died under terrifying sniper and artillery fire.Like Mladic, he has also been charged for his alleged role in taking hostage UN observers and peacekeepers to use them as human shields during a NATO bombing campaign against Bosnian Serb targets in May and June 1995.Indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1995, Karadzic spent 13 years on the run before being arrested in 2008 in Belgrade where he practised as a doctor of alternative medicine.His trial began in October 2009 and prosecutors put their case against him between April 2010 and May this year.GenocideJudges dropped one genocide count in June, saying there was not enough evidence to substantiate the charge for killings by Bosnian Serb forces in Bosnian towns from March to December 1992. Genocide, the gravest crime in international humanitarian law, is the hardest to prove.Karadzic plans a four-hour statement to open his defence, followed by the testimony of Russian colonel Andrei Demurenko, the UN chief of staff in Sarajevo from January to December 1995.Wives and relatives of victims of the massacre will look on from the public gallery.Today is a historic day for the ICTY as it also sees the start of the trial of Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic, the last of 161 war-crimes suspects to be handed over to the court.Read: Karadzic asks judges to dismiss his genocide case >
YOU DID NOT need a crystal ball to see that Paddy Jackson would be fit to start against France.The whole Ronan O’Gara issue was concocted by Declan Kidney, in my eyes.He put three outhalves into his squad and said there was no place for O’Gara. Jonathan Sexton was never going to make it for this weekend but was named so O’Gara could be left out.The funny thing is O’Gara had played well for Munster [against Ospreys] the day before. Still, I don’t think the dropping is a harsh thing, the other two lads – Paddy Jackson and Ian Madigan – are playing better rugby.O’Gara was a major stalwart of the team for almost 13 years and had a fantastic career. He should look back on it with absolute joy.The only thing missing is that deserved ovation he would have got going off the pitch. O’Gara may never get the Irish send-off his illustrious career deserves. (©INPHO/James Crombie)Maybe Kidney is finally starting to select players with a bit more freedom. He has been too bloody static for too long.Some of his changes are questionable but not when it comes to Jackson over O’Gara. It was the form selection but could have been handled better.Gameplan will not alterWesley Fofana is a superb player and everything good from the French backline generally goes through him.Louis Picamoles is an absolutely incredible player. If he can stay injury-free he’ll go down as one of the best Number 8′s of all-time.I’ve a lot of time for Fergus McFadden. He should have been on the pitch against Scotland. He is in incredible form and has shown that consistently all season.You could not argue with the selections of Craig Gilroy or Simon Zebo at the start of the championships but, on this occasion, an injury [to Gilroy] has saved Kidney from making that big decision.Jackson distributed well to his backline and was the focal point for those clean breaks we made against the Scots.There will be no change to the gameplan – the bulk of the ball carries will be up to Sean O’Brien again.Our execution of try-scoring chances was poor. I don’t think Keith Earls will ever miss passing to Brian O’Driscoll ever again.O’Driscoll and Earls exchange views at Murrayfield. (YouTube: RBS6Nations)All change againAny other coach on the planet would have started, on Saturday, with the team that started against England.They were playing fantastic at Twickenham and had the match in the bag. But Philippe Saint-Andre has made wholesale changes, dismantled that team and picked players that came on and failed against England.They made great linebreaks and were very physical against England but that’s all out the window and, as far as Ireland are concerned, happy days.France are staring down an alleyway they haven’t been down in over 20 years.It is an absolutely impossible game to call. As I’ve said before, we have no idea what Ireland team will show up.Will we see that side that started so well against Wales or the one that did everything right against Scotland but score.I genuinely feel that they can win the game.*Shane Byrne’s publication, Club Rugby Magazine is available monthly in the Irish Independent. Follow the magazine, and all the latest rugby news, on Twitter @ClubRugby1.‘The form in the camp is brilliant’ insists O’Mahony as France check-in
By now, you have probably absorbed the good, bad, and ugly of CES. You’ve seen tablets, toys, upcoming smartphones and more accessories for each than you or anyone else could possibly know what to do with.Like most in attendance, I am just now sorting through the wreckage that has become of my trip, and I stumbled across a real gem. I snapped a picture of this gadget, took some notes, and completely forgot about it. The manufacturer of this product (currently Lavatelli, but it may get released under a different name) asked a simple question: Have you ever wanted to throw in an emoticon, but tapping the individual keys was for some reason just beyond the effort threshold?Would it be easier if you just had a single button to push? Are you one of those people who are afraid that if you have open USB ports the viruses will climb in through them and cause problems? There is, in fact, a solution in the works.AdChoices广告What you see here is a prototype for an emoticon keypad. The concept is mostly self explanatory, if you plug this in, you need only tap one of the bubbles with the emotion you wish to convey, and it will simply appear on your screen. The keypad will be customizable, in that multiple glow options will be available to offer some personality to these white bubbles of emotion. Without a doubt, this will shortly be added to novelty gadget websites the world over once production has begun.Update – 2/3/11 – We’ve been informed that this product is available for sale on bajca.com. It sells for € 29,90 and is available in three different versions (Chat, Art, and Text) and a number of different colors.
PORTLAND — The Portland Marathon board of directors has canceled this October’s race and plans to dissolve the 47-year-old organization following a state investigation into the group’s operations.On its website Friday, the board said it was a “difficult and painful decision” to scuttle the Oct. 7 race and that 2,500 race registrants will get a full refund.The announcement followed a settlement between the former director of the race, Les Smith, and the Oregon Department of Justice, after an investigation found that Smith and companies he ran illegally borrowed hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization that puts on the race.Michael Cox, a spokesman for Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, said via email that the city had earlier contacted the organization to let them know they would be opening a new search for an organization to put on a marathon in the city beginning in 2019.After that, Cox said, the organization told the city that starting a search “would undermine their ability to produce a race in 2018.”The organization said Friday that its decision to cancel the 2018 race was based on several factors, including a decline in registered runners and its understanding that city officials wanted changes.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPress ReleaseCARPHA Conference Dr. The Hon Premier and Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services stated “this is a historic moment with tremendous exposure for the TCI” he added “it is an opportunity for our local health professionals to share their experiences and challenges and at the same time be educated and informed”. The meeting of the Chief Medical Officers of the Region will also take place the Conference Week. The TCI welcomes CARPHA and delegates. The Ministry of Health Agriculture and Human Services in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health (CARPHA) will be hosting the 61st Annual Health Research Conference. This is the first time the conference is being held in our ‘Beautiful by nature Turks and Caicos Islands,’ at Beaches Turks and Caicos, 23-25 June 2016. It will be preceded by a series of workshops and satellite meetings beginning 18 June 2016. This conference will attract about two-hundred local, regional and international researchers, medical professionals, university professors and health students from the broader Caribbean, USA, Canada and the UK. The theme of the conference is Family Health: Health Living at All Ages. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: The conference will host a number of capacity building workshops, which will be attended by TCI health practitioners to strengthen the health system and health services delivery in the TCI. Monitoring and Evaluation, Data Analysis, Policy Dialogue, and Community Based Rehabilitation are some of the workshops being offered during the-preconference and conference week. For more information contact Dr. Terese Maitland Chief Epidemiologist on 332-9757
TOKYO — Just weeks after three Americans detained in North Korea were released, a U.S. citizen has shown up in the repressive state, appearing on television to denounce his home country as a “mafia enterprise” and call American democracy “an illusion.”Although details remain sketchy, it seems that the man, Arturo Pierre Martinez of El Paso, Texas, willingly went to North Korea. He says he is not being detained.At a news conference Sunday morning in Pyongyang, Martinez vigorously criticized the United States for alleged human rights violations.“The illegal war carried out against the nation of Iraq serves as a perfect example of how the U.S. government acts much like a mafia enterprise by criminally plundering entire nations of their resources, strategic reserves and economies instead of smaller-scale business and individuals, and does so without a code of ethics,” he said in a video released by the official Korean Central News Agency.His remarks come at a politically opportune time for North Korea, which is assiduously trying to derail international efforts to indict its leaders over war crimes and has sought to label the United States as the real human rights violator.But his mother, Patricia Eugenia Martinez, told CNN that her 29-year-old son has bipolar disorder and had previously tried to enter North Korea by swimming across a river but was apprehended and sent back to the United States, where he was treated at a psychiatric hospital in California.
Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team The NGCB’s findings include multiple instances where Wynn Resorts “did not conduct a timely investigation” into allegations and where specific executives “failed to initiate and/or conduct an investigation after obtaining knowledge of allegations of sexual misconduct against Mr Wynn as required by the respondents’ policies and procedures.”Steve Wynn was later revealed to have paid a US$7.5 million settlement to one employee who fell pregnant after alleging she was raped by him in 2005, while a second employee was paid a US$975,000 settlement in 2006 for allegedly being pressured into sex.In a filing with the SEC overnight, Wynn Resorts described the NGCB’s findings as “an important remedial step” and said it looked forward to reviewing the settlement in order to reach a final resolution.“Upon learning of the extent of the allegations, the new leadership of Wynn Resorts took immediate actions to ensure an open and safe work environment for all employees and made dramatic changes at every level of key decision-making in the company,” Wynn Resorts said.“As an example, any employee mentioned in the NGCB report who was aware of allegations of sexual assault against the company’s former chairman and did not investigate or report it is no longer with the company.“We have undergone an extensive self-examination over the last 12 months, intended to reinvigorate and implement meaningful change across all levels of the organization, cultivate a safe, healthy and supportive workplace culture, and build on our core values of respecting our employees, corporate responsibility and citizenship, and service to the community.”The Wynn Resorts board has undergone a raft of changes over the 12 months, including the appointment of former Harrah’s CEO Phil Satre as Chairman and introduction of new female board members.Steve Wynn stepped down from the board shortly after sexual misconduct allegations first emerged early last year and later sold off his entire 12.1% stake in the company. RelatedPosts Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Load More Wynn Resorts has revealed that it will pay an undisclosed fine to settle after the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) filed disciplinary action against the global gaming giant on Monday over a series of sexual misconduct complaints against founder and former Chairman Steve Wynn.The action refers to complaints against Steve Wynn by seven female employees who worked for the company as cocktail waitresses, flight attendants or therapists at Encore Spa and Wynn Salon between 2005 and 2016.