McKenna outlines pipeline protections ahead of BC court reference

first_imgOTTAWA – Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is floating the idea of a joint Ottawa-B.C. panel of scientists to enhance existing research on oil spills as the federal government continues pressing its case for the Trans Mountain expansion project.McKenna is making the proposal to B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman just as the province prepares to unveil the question it will ask the Court of Appeal as it tries to limit the flow of oil through the expanded pipeline.B.C.’s efforts to block the $7.4-billion project prompted the builder, Kinder Morgan, to halt spending until Ottawa can convince skittish investors that it will go ahead.In a letter released today, McKenna says Ottawa has already taken steps to mitigate the damage in the event of a spill, including increased capacity to tow ships and five new emergency response stations, and says she is willing to address some of B.C.’s additional concerns.If B.C. is interested, she says Canada would also consider a joint scientific advisory panel to take stock of the science available on oil spills, including current models of how to respond in the event of an incident involving a number of different petroleum products.McKenna also says B.C.’s consultation paper on oil spill management left out the very federal policies and programs she says prove why the federal government believes the pipeline is safe.last_img read more

Tory senators lead opposition to random roadside alcohol testing

first_imgOTTAWA – Conservative senators are leading a charge to gut legislation aimed at cracking down on impaired driving — voting to delete a measure Conservatives have previously championed.The Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs committee voted late Wednesday to delete a provision from Bill C-46 that would authorize police to conduct random roadside breathalyzer tests, without needing reasonable grounds to suspect the driver may be impaired by alcohol.The move was proposed by Conservative Sen. Denise Batters on the grounds that the provision is likely to violate the charter of rights and would, therefore, be struck down by the courts as unconstitutional.She won the backing of four other Conservatives senators on the committee, as well as the committee chair, Liberal independent Sen. Serge Joyal, a constitutional expert in his own right.Five independent senators voted against deleting the provision, including Sen. Marc Gold, who is also a constitutional law expert. One Liberal independent abstained.Among the Conservatives who supported deletion was Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais, a former police officer. Just two years ago, Dagenais joined former Conservative public safety minister Steven Blaney at a news conference, where the MP introduced a private member’s bill that contained a similar provision on random alcohol breath tests.Blaney’s bill was applauded by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and received unanimous support in principle among all parties in the House of Commons, with Conservatives being particularly enthusiastic.So it came as a surprise to many when Conservative senators spearheaded the move to remove the random breath testing measure from Bill C-46.“It’s unacceptable. It guts the bill,” Sen. Peter Harder, the government’s representative in the Senate, said Thursday.“It appears as though obstruction of the policy agenda of the government of Canada is of higher priority than consistency of policy position,” he added.C-46 is a companion bill to government legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, which the Conservatives have attempted to block at every turn. However, the provision on random roadside testing is meant to apply only to alcohol.“This is shocking,” said MADD CEO Andrew Murie.“You kind of wonder if this is based on what they say is legal concerns or is this politics being played out?” he added, accusing Conservative senators of using C-46 to try to delay passage of C-45, the cannabis legalization bill.The committee’s report on C-46, along with its recommended amendments, is expected to be debated in the Senate next week. Harder said he’ll move to have the deleted provision restored.Should the Senate as a whole agree with the committee, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould made it clear Thursday that the government will not accept an amendment that drops the random breath testing measure.“I think it’s irresponsible,” Wilson-Raybould said, adding that the government is “determined to ensure” the provision becomes law.“Mandatory alcohol screening is the centrepiece of this legislation … Partisan politics has nothing to do with saving people’s lives and mandatory alcohol screening will save lives.”In proposing the amendment to delete the provision, Sen. Batters argued that “defence lawyers with lengthy careers in this field tell us that these provisions would lead to a decade of charter challenges. A “glut” of impaired driving cases has already been a major cause of delays in Canada’s criminal court system, resulting in some cases being dismissed, and Batters contended authorizing police to conduct random, roadside breath tests would only exacerbate the problem.“It’s our duty to provide sober second thought, particularly on these types of constitutional issues,” she said.“I know we don’t want to see many more serious criminal charges like murder, sexual assault, serious child abuse cases dismissed because of the massive amount of charter challenges brought because of the random alcohol testing provisions in this bill.”However, Gold said he believes the provision is justified under the charter in the interests of reducing the harm caused by drunk driving. He noted that eminent constitutional scholars — including Canada’s pre-eminent constitutional authority, Peter Hogg — support that contention.“Mandatory testing will survive court challenge, though challenges there will be, as there have been every time we change the law,” Gold predicted.Wilson-Raybould said she’s confident the provision is constitutional.More than 40 other countries have authorized police to conduct mandatory alcohol breath tests and Liberal MP Bill Blair, the government’s point man on cannabis legalization and a former Toronto police chief, said they’ve found the measure has reduced the number of deaths due to impaired driving by up to 36 per cent. That’s evidence the Conservatives once found compelling, he added.“It’s a little bit of a mystery as to why they now reject those arguments that they so passionately advocated for in the past,” Blair said.last_img read more

Scheer promises to release new documents related to SNCLavalin affair

first_imgOTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer plans to present new documents related to the SNC-Lavalin controversy this afternoon.His announcement is set for 2 p.m. eastern time at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa.A Saturday afternoon release from the Conservatives offers no more details, and party spokespeople did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday morning.The Tories have been hammering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the SNC-Lavalin affair since the Globe and Mail first broke the story in early February.Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper reported that aides in the PMO and others had pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the prosecution of the Montreal-based engineering and construction giant.The director of public prosecutions decided last fall not to negotiate a deferred-prosecution agreement with the company, which is facing charges of bribery related to business in Libya.Wilson-Raybould later resigned from cabinet, claiming she had been removed from her post in a January shuffle because she wouldn’t bow to the pressure from Trudeau and others.Last week, Trudeau expelled Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus for what he described as breaking the bonds of trust with their fellow MPs over the government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Half of Moroccan Teachers Are Not Qualified to Teach French

Rabat – A report released on November 23 by the Ministry of Education concluded that less than half of all teachers in Morocco are not qualified to teach French.The report surveyed 128,000 teachers and found that only 60,000 had the necessary language skills to teach French.Morocco’s Conseil Supérieur de l’Enseignement et de la Recherche Scientifique, a government-led organization dedicated to improving the country’s education system, recommends that French should still be taught as the nation’s primary foreign language. The Council plans on keeping French instruction at all levels, along with Arabic.The report, which focuses on the department’s strategies and goals for the next 15 years, also detailed the economic benefits of better education. The report claims education supports social-economic mobility and could be a staple in the country’s stability.It also mentions educational reform as a priority in Morocco’s social and economic growth.The Minister of Education, Rachid Belmokhtar, will launch a program to build on the existing training for teachers to help improve the French language skills.Belmokhtar admitted at a press conference on Monday  that his department has struggled with hiring qualified instructors and providing them with adequate training.He plans to update the educational resources and training available to teachers, analyze the regions in which Moroccan teachers are in demand (such as the Gulf) and recognize those who improved their French language skills.Morocco’s Ministry of Education released another report earlier this month concluding that 78 percent of Moroccan students do not understand their curriculum. Belmokhtar’s solution to this issue is to provide more schools with access to resources like electricity and water. read more

UN nuclear agency calls for lighter cheaper cancer therapy equipment

28 April 2009The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today issued a challenge to manufacturers of medical equipment to make portable and more affordable cancer therapy equipment. The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today issued a challenge to manufacturers of medical equipment to make portable and more affordable cancer therapy equipment.“Making radiotherapy accessible is a key component in any comprehensive cancer control programme,” said Werner Burkart, IAEA Deputy Director General for the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications.“To make this a reality, it would be heartening to see the development of sturdier and lighter equipment that can be used not only in hospitals in large urban centres, but also in resource-poor settings in the field,” he added.Mr. Burkart invited 400 global radiotherapy specialists from nearly 100 countries and nearly two dozen representatives from the radiotherapy equipment industry at the start of the International Conference on Advances in Radiation Oncology in Vienna to take on his challenge.The three-day IAEA gathering – also attended by representatives of 24 international institutions dedicating to fighting cancer, including the UN World Health Organization (WHO) – will allow those working in cancer therapy to discuss new and old radiooncology technologies.“New technologies represent advances,” which result in “better ways to diagnose and treat patients,” the Deputy Director General noted.But he underscored that massive private sector investment is essential to slash the prohibitively high costs of acquiring such equipment, given that cancer is predicted to take over from heart disease as the world’s number one killer by 2010.The IAEA, which seeks to promote public-private partnerships, is concerned that many developing nations will not have national cancer control strategies in place until a crisis arises.The agency is actively working with Member States to “address the problem before the threat of a cancer epidemic becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy,” Mr. Burkart said.The IAEA’s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy, or PACT, is an “umbrella programme” designed to liaise among institutions dedicated to tackling cancer. read more

Europe central bank could jump ahead of Fed to add stimulus

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank could take action including a possible rate cut at its policy meeting on Thursday, as central banks around the globe rev up stimulus to support the world economy through a period of heightened uncertainty from trade wars and Brexit.The ECB, which sets interest rates for the 19 European Union member countries that use the euro, is expected by many analysts to at least tweak its promise to keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels into next year. New wording would emphasize that the next move down the road could be a cut.But a rate cut Thursday is not out of the question either — even though one of the rate benchmarks is already below zero.David McHugh, The Associated Press read more

SecretaryGeneral concerned about recent developments in Côte dIvoire

A UN spokesman said the Secretary-General was “deeply concerned” about the group’s pull out from the reconciliation government last Tuesday, and about its decision to shut down the main road linking the coastal city of Abidjan and Bouaké, in the central interior.”The Secretary-General calls upon the Forces Nouvelles to resume participation in the Government of National Reconciliation and to seek solutions to their grievances through dialogue and through the good offices of the Monitoring Committee, chaired by his Special Representative, Mr. Albert Tevoedjre,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said.Mr. Annan also “hopes that the Ivorian Government will continue to provide the necessary leadership in moving the peace process forward,” Mr. Eckhard added.The Secretary-General said last week’s developments “constitute a serious setback in the peace process,” the spokesman said. read more

UN chief urges universal ratification of International Criminal Courts founding treaty

“To ensure accountability around the world, it is essential to reach universal ratification of the Rome Statute,” said Mr. Guterres at the opening in New York of the 16th session of the Assembly of States Parties to the treaty, whose adoption in 1998, he said, was “a hopeful, historic moment near the end of a century marked by atrocities and unspeakable inhumanity.” “I invite all State parties to support any effort to achieve this goal,” he added. According to ICC, 123 countries are States Parties to the Statute –33 African States, 19 Asia-Pacific States, 18 Eastern European States, 28 Latin American and Caribbean States, and 25 Western European and other States. The UN chief noted that nearly 20 years after the signature of its founding instrument, the Court has become a fundamental pillar of the rule of law in the world. The Court has helped investigate and secure convictions in important cases, such as the use of child soldiers, or of sexual violence as a tactic of war, and also attacks on cultural property, while helping many State Parties reinforce their domestic criminal justice systems, he added. Mr. Guterres also stressed that “the ICC was created as a court of last resort” and States Parties have the primary responsibility to investigate and prosecute the serious crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. “The United Nations supports State Parties, at their request, to develop domestic capacities to uphold this obligation,” he said. He explained that how essential it is to reach universal ratification of the Statute to ensure accountability when States Parties fall short of fulfilling the obligation. Mr. Guterres welcomed the decisions of South Africa and The Gambia to rescind their notifications of withdrawal, but expressed his regret over Burundi’s decision to withdraw from the Statute. He also said that achieving justice also means assisting victims, noting that the Trust Fund for Victims is now engaged in reparations and is supporting efforts to address the harm caused by the international crimes covered by the Statute. At today’s meeting, ICC President Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi and Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda presented an annual report on the institution’s activities to the Assembly of States Parties. The session runs through 14 December at UN Headquarters in New York. read more

Mother 86 dies in the chair her own daughter left her sitting

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Doreen’s injuries were incredibly severe and she must have experienced terrible pain in her last few months as she became increasingly illDetective Inspector Dan Ison, of Staffordshire Police An 86-year-old mother died after her own daughter left her sitting in a chair for up to a year in a house they shared. Linda Farr, 68, failed to get medical help for her frail mother Doreen Shufflebotham, who suffered from a string of serious health issues.A court heard how medical experts estimated the pensioner had not moved from her chair for between eight and 12 months before her death on September 6, 2016.Ms Shufflebotham suffered with a catalogue of injuries including a fracture and infection of the femur, a pulmonary embolism, sepsis, deep vein thrombosis as well as acute bacterial meningitis.Farr was arrested on September 9, 2016 – three days after her mother’s death at the £300,000 bungalow they shared in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.She was charged with gross negligence manslaughter and pleaded guilty at Stafford Crown Court in March.But on Monday she avoided jail at the same court and was instead handed a 20-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.Following the hearing, Detective Inspector Dan Ison, of Staffordshire Police, spoke of how the elderly mother would have been in “terrible pain” and praised his officers. He said: “It is very upsetting to hear the extent of negligence in this case. The Crown Prosecution Service states in order for a defendant to be charged with the crime, there must be a duty of care between them and the deceased.This duty of care existed not only because Farr was Ms Shufflebotham’s daughter but also because they lived together.The failure to seek medical help for her elderly mother meant Farr was in breach of this duty of care. “Doreen’s injuries were incredibly severe and she must have experienced terrible pain in her last few months as she became increasingly ill.”This was a very traumatic experience for our investigating officers and I would like to praise their professionalism in the face of horrific injuries and conditions.”I hope this raises awareness to others that appropriate medical advice should always be sought, especially if an elderly person is involved.”Gross negligence manslaughter refers to a death as a result of what is considered a “grossly negligent”, albeit otherwise lawful, act.  read more

South Australia to become uranium powerhouse

first_imgDespite a slight drop in volume, the value of Australian uranium exports exceeded A$1 billion for the first time during 2008-09, according to the Australian Safeguards and Non-proliferation Office (ASNO). This was the news from the Hon. Paul Holloway, Minister for Mineral Resources Development, at the first day of the Paydirt Uranium Conference in Adelaide yesterday. He commented, “In terms of exploration expenditure on uranium in South Australia we have seen A$25.2 million recorded in the most recent September 2009 quarter. The last time we had over A$25 million per quarter was back in June 2008 when the state recorded a uranium exploration spend of A$27.1 million.“Uranium exploration activity in South Australia continues to grow with over 300 uranium focused mineral exploration licences and over 100 mineral ELA’s registered as at September 2009. One common independent indicator of exploration activity is the month-by-month assessments and approvals of mineral exploration drilling work programs. In the July to September 2009 period, PIRSA experienced an increase in drilling work proposals which appear to be trending back towards the consistently higher levels of 2008.”Research company, Access Economics in October 2009 also registered this optimism, stating that South Australia is set to become the world’s next energy export powerhouse through its uranium reserves, signalling strong potential for further uranium exploration expenditure in 2010.On near-production projects, Holloway said, “The Premier and I attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Honeymoon Uranium mine on the April 24, 2009. The Honeymoon mine, located 400 km northeast of Adelaide, has been granted all approvals necessary to commence operations. UraniumOne signed a A$104 million joint venture with Mitsui to progress the development of Honeymoon. If all goes to plan for Uranium One they expect to see production from Honeymoon in the second half of this year.“The South Australian Government has also been working hard to facilitate the expansion of the worldclass Olympic Dam copper-gold-uranium mine. BHP Billiton is proposing the creation of an open-pit mine which would deliver a six-fold increase in production. According to information provided in the draft EIS, the planned expansion would make Olympic Dam the world’s largest uranium mine, the world’s third biggest copper mine, and will continue to be Australia’s biggest gold mine in terms of production.“The impact of the expansion on the state’s economy would be significant. BHP estimates that the mine’s contribution to Gross State Product would increase by A$6.9 billion per annum when Olympic Dam reaches full operating capacity. [It] also indicates in the environmental impact statement (EIS) that the expansion will create up to 7,700 construction and short term jobs during the 11 year period before full production is reached. The operations workforce at Olympic Dam will also double to more than 8,000.“In response to the complexity of the expansion the Rann Government has allocated A$6.2 million over seven years to 2012/13 to the Olympic Dam Task Force. The role of the Task Force is to:• Facilitate the project• To co-ordinate all regulatory matters• Ensure that there are opportunities for local industry to participate in the project• To maximise job opportunities• Indigenous economic development opportunities from the project.“On the exploration front we are seeing a new emerging uranium province, the Pirie Basin in the northeast of the state, being investigated by UraniumSA at their Mullaquana project. Uranium SA aims to have an in-situ field leach trial and a pilot plant commissioned on site in 2011/12 – a two year time frame.”And South Australia is also teaming up with one of Canada’s most prospective regions: “In order to further expand our geological understanding of these regions the South Australian Government’s Geological Survey Branch has several active research projects designed to advance knowledge of uranium mineral systems and promote discovery in South Australia. Of particular note is our collaborative research with the Government of Saskatchewan under a MoU signed last year.”“A technical exchange is currently underway between the two agencies, with two personnel recently returning from Canada having undergone familiarisation with the geology, data and exploration methodologies in the Athabasca Basin.“International collaborations such as this are innovative ways that this Government is aiding the industry, through the Geological Survey, to unravel the mineral potential for this style of uranium deposit in South Australia.”last_img read more

Vote for the Worlds Best Womens Coach in 2011

After more than 11000 Handball fans Worldwide chose Laszlo Nagy and Heidi Loke for the World’s Best Players in 2011, there is a new opportunity to heard your opinnion. Handball-Planet.com organising the First Voting Contest for the World’s Best Women’s coach in 2011. Our Jury consisted of journalists from several European countries with International background made a list of six coaches. They were the best in the EHF Champions League, domestic Leagues or with their National Teams at the World Championship in Brasil.Nominated coaches for the World’s Best Men’s Coach in 2011:Tor Odvar Moen (Larvik, coach and assistant coach)Olivier Krumbholz (France NT)Thorir Hergeirsson (Norway NT)Jan Pytlick (Denmark NT)Ambros Martin (Itxako)Jorge Duenas (Spain NT)VOTE  until 3rd of January! ← Previous Story Vote for the World’s Best Men’s Coach in 2011! Next Story → Spain before EHF EURO 2012: Baena replaces injured Garabaya read more

NTSB recommends outright ban on cellphones for drivers

first_imgDriving and texting don’t mix. Driving while holding a phone to your ear isn’t a good idea either. But what about hands-free conversations and phone actions? If the National Transportation Safety Board has its way, they will all be outlawed nationwide. The agency has recommended an outright ban on all mobile phone activity while driving.The agency is petitioning all 50 states to commit to a blanket ban on calling and texting for drivers. The report cites 3,000 people reportedly killed in distraction-related crashes last year, and Board chairman Deborah Hersman added that “no call, no text, no update, is worth a human life.”We can all agree that cellphone distraction is a problem on the highway: if you’ve encountered a reckless driver swerving into your lane during the last ten years, it’s likely that the person was a) drunk or b) gabbing or texting on his phone.But why are handsfree tasks included? This makes no sense. Holding a conversation over bluetooth or speakerphone is no more distracting than talking to a passenger. Apple’s Siri and Android’s Voice Actions (and Majel?) are designed to make texting and emailing hands-free experiences. Within the next year, most smartphones will be able to easily send messages with voice alone; why fire a shotgun when a scalpel will work just the same?The NTSB’s proposal is overreaching, reeks of prohibition, and reveals a government agency that has forgotten its primary job: to serve the people. A percentage of our population has a problem, so we’re going to outlaw everything related to that problem?Fortunately, the NTSB’s authority isn’t unchecked and it may have problems bringing its suggestion to fruition. The US government has been known to threaten the withholding of highway funds in order to get the agency to play ball; that could be a possiblity here. Additionally, if legislation was created to support the recommendation, how would it be enforced? You can make examples of some people, but if an entire population flips the bird to a law, there is only so much that police can do.via AllThingsDlast_img read more

SPOILERS 55 WWE Main Event tapings from Ottawa

first_imgFacebook Twitter Videos Articles The following was taped on Tuesday night in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.Dark match:* The Prime Time Players def. Brad Maddox & Heath Slater.5/5 WWE Main Event tapings:* Adam Rose def. Zack Ryder.* Jack Swagger def. Bo Dallas.* Macho Mandow (Damien Sandow) vs. Curtis Axel went to a no contest. The Ascension interfered to break up the match. After the match, The Ascension cut a promo trashing AxelMania and Macho Mandow.* Stardust def. R-Truth.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCREED II s Florian Munteanu to fight Anthony Joshua?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 7/20 Impact TV tapings in Windsor to air on Pursuit and Twitch Jussie Smollett Says Sorry To Empire Cast Dana Brooke suffers head injury during WWE Main Event tapings this past Monday in Los Angeles WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next CREED II s Florian Munteanu to fight Anthony Joshua? Pinterestcenter_img Cody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His Blood Joel Edgerton Dolph Lundgren found superhero movie stunt scenes really difficult to shoot Curtis Axel Now Playing Up Next WWE Now: IIconics overcome their fears with Cathy Kelley on EdgeWalk of CN Tower Sen. Kamala Harris Chimes In On Jussie Smollett Reports Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articleslast_img read more

Sergio Ramos explains selfless gesture to Benzema

first_imgReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos explained that he gave up the chance to score another penalty for Karim Benzema to take it instead as a show of companionshipFollowing Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit from Real last month, Ramos has now become the club’s designated penalty taker for the 2018/19 season.On Sunday evening, the Spanish defender opened his scoring account for the new campaign by netting a spot-kick in the 39th minute of the game at Girona following Borja Garcia’s shock early opener for the hosts.It meant that Ramos has now scored in fifteen successive seasons in La Liga.With the scoreline level, Real were then awarded a second penalty.But Ramos unselfishly gave up the chance to add a brace by allowing Benzema to score the spot-kick in his place to put Los Blancos in the lead.“I’m the first taker and he is the second,” explained Ramos, as stated on Marca.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“You cannot be selfish, you have to show companionship.”The 32-year-old dispatched his penalty with a swagger and chipped the ball into the back of the net.“It was totally improvised,” he added.“It’s a technique that I’ve used for some time and goalkeepers usually know it, but it was a good opportunity to do it.”Gareth Bale and another Benzema goal ensured Real of a 4-1 win.last_img read more

United need Mata at Anfield – Higginbotham

first_imgAhead of United’s game at Anfield on Sunday, former defender Danny Higginbotham says Juan Mata is vital for Jose Mourinho’s side.Former United defender Higginbotham believes Mata’s technical ability and creativity will be vital for the Red Devils’ game against Liverpool on Sunday.“Manchester United have one player who is in the top 27 for assists in the Premier League this season and that’s Marcus Rashford. Other than that, United do not have a player in the top 27,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports.“Liverpool have a unique way of playing with their pace and the purpose that they play with.“When you look at Manchester City, they have a David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bryune, players who aren’t naturally a No 10 but drift into that position.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“When you look at Tottenham, they have a Christian Eriksen, Dele Ali, both very good at creating and assisting.“Jorginho is a deep-lying playmaker for Chelsea, then you’ve got Hazard who can create and make things happen.“Unless Juan Mata is on the pitch, it’s very difficult [for United] to have that type of iconic player who can drift into that No 10 position.“So I think he becomes vital when you’re playing against teams who will sit back, like Fulham, and when you’re playing against teams, like Liverpool, where you will probably be giving up possession and looking to play on the counterattack.”last_img read more

Gattuso insists Milan are limited in the transfer market

first_imgAC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso insists his team have constraints and are limited in the transfer window as the January approaches.The Rossoneri have been linked with a host of players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who Milan sporting director Leonardo confirmed will not be joining the club next month.Gattuso’s side have already suffered the disappointment of elimination from the UEFA Europa League but are currently fourth on the standings in the Serie A, as they look to return to the Champions League.“I know we have constraints and we are also limited for the moment, but many other things that I hear and read about several of our players do not make sense to me.” Gattuso said during his pre-match conference ahead of Wednesday’s clash against Bologna.“I never spoke with Ibra: I knew there was a chance but I also knew it would be very difficult. I train the players I have at my disposal, the club knows the profiles of the players that could be functional to us”.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Speaking about his players and Gonzalo Higuain‘s recent goal drought, Gattuso said, according to the club’s official website:“I spoke with Higuain, he is the first to be disappointed with this situation, we need his goals, but above all we need his character and his experience, he has to be an added value and motivate his teammates. He can do more.”“Calhanoglu can contribute a lot, let us see if he can take a break tomorrow. Castillejo is doing well, Bakayoko is an all-round player, who can also play as an inside midfielder or as a defensive midfielder at the physical and tactical level.”last_img read more

Reprising grim role Obama grieves at Fort Hood

first_imgFORT HOOD, Texas — Returning again to a grief-stricken corner of America, President Barack Obama is reprising his role as chief comforter, mourning with families of those killed last week at Fort Hood and offering solace to the nation.It’s a duty Obama has had to fulfill far too often.Tucson. Aurora. Newtown. Boston. Washington Navy Yard. Fort Hood — twice.The names of these communities have all become synonymous with tragedy in the five years since Obama took office, each challenging the president to find ways to impart meaning to senseless death.“Increasingly, giving these eulogies has become a central responsibility for our presidents,” said Michael Waldman, who helped write many eulogies as President Bill Clinton’s chief speechwriter. “A president is not just a political leader. He is the head of state and speaks for the whole country.”But as Obama returns to Fort Hood on Wednesday, he brings little in the way of solutions to offer a society that has been confounded by the frequency of events that have jolted Americans out of their sense of security. For a president who is on the path to ending two wars, warding off violence at home has proved an elusive challenge.Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived late Wednesday morning at Fort Hood, where the camouflage fatigues of troops standing to salute his passing motorcade almost blended in with the desert terrain. Flags were lowered to half-staff at the sprawling Army base in central Texas, where Obama was meeting with victims’ relatives before offering his public condolences.last_img read more

Launch of newlook May 2019 edition sees IAG website traffic increase 7000

first_imgThe launch of Inside Asian Gaming’s first monthly edition in Traditional Chinese, combined with the presence of Suncity Group Chairman Alvin Chau on the front cover, saw the IAG website receive more than double its average number of monthly hits in just a single day last week.While IAG already has the widest reach of any B2B gaming industry media brand in Asia with around 150,000 hits per month, asgam.com attracted a record 347,000 hits last Thursday alone – the same day IAG sent the May 2019 Digital Edition to its 20,000-strong database and published on social media, including its 11,500 follower-strong LinkedIn account.There were another 83,000 hits on Friday and 30,000 hits on Saturday.The May edition was the first in IAG’s 155-issue, 15-year history to be published as a bilingual magazine in English and Chinese.“We were previously getting around 150,000 hits per month, nearly 2 million hits per year, which is a pretty good number for a B2B news site covering a specialised industry like gaming and integrated resorts,” said IAG CEO Andrew W Scott.“But the traffic we received on that one day, the day we released the May issue of IAG, was over two months’ traffic on a single day. We have to get used to a new normal of traffic on asgam.com.“We believe the increase is for two reasons: first, the move into Traditional Chinese for the Chinese-reading markets in Macau and Hong Kong, and secondly because we have Mr Alvin Chau on this month’s cover. Mr Chau leads Suncity, Asia’s undisputed leading VIP gaming promoter, and is in his own right a quite famous celebrity.“It’s simply a staggering amount of traffic. We have over half a million hits on our website so far this month, which is a bit more than we would normally receive in an entire quarter. And the two Japan conferences and G2E Asia haven’t even started yet!”The IAG team is in Japan this week to provide extensive coverage from the 1st Japan IR Expo 2019 in Osaka and the Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo, before returning to Macau next week for G2E Asia, including the G2E Asia Awards, which are co-organised by IAG.IAG is Lead Media Partner of both the 1st Japan IR Expo 2019 and G2E Asia.last_img read more

Local memorial held for Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – South Floridians came together to remember a beloved rock star, more than a week after he took his own life.Fans of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington gathered at Tropical Park in Southwest Miami-Dade, Saturday night, to pay tribute to the late lead singer. At sunset, mourners released sky lanterns as a way of saying their final goodbye.“It’s been very tough, very, very tough,” said fan Ilana Sanabria. “On and off crying, listening to his music for like the past week and a half, on and off, all day. It’s been really hard.”Bennington committed suicide inside his Los Angeles home, July 20. He was 41.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

K9 named after Parkland victim patrols New Jersey school

first_imgPARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – A police dog named to honor one of the Parkland victims is the first in Southern New Jersey to patrol a school.Meadow, a 2-year old Dutch shepherd, is named after Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 students killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school.The K-9 is trained to sniff out guns and ammo and to identify and attack an active shooter.Pollack’s father, Andrew Pollack, is helping start a program with dogs like the one named after his daughter in hopes it will spread to many schools across the nation and prevent future tragedies like the Parkland school shooting.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more