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Premier League: Manchester City F.C. must win trophies next season, says Raheem Sterling

first_imgManchester City have spent heavily in the close season to strengthen an already powerful squad and midfielder Raheem Sterling says winning the Premier League is the top priority.City, who last won the title in 2014 and finished 15 points behind champions Chelsea last season, have added goalkeeper Ederson for a reported 34.7 million pounds ($44.92 million), midfielder Bernardo Silva for 43 million pounds and defender Kyle Walker for 50 million pounds.Sterling said all the pieces were in place for a title run.”We need to be winning trophies; we need to be getting that Premier League title back,” the 22-year-old told the club’s website.”For me, that’s the most important thing for next year — to be the best team in England and we’ve already made some fantastic signings this summer that will only strengthen an already strong squad.”City will begin their pre-season campaign against Manchester United in the United States on Thursday in the International Champions Cup.”We’ve made sure we put the work in during the off period — our runs and our exercises — to come back ready for pre-season and we’ve been working hard all last week,” Sterling said.”We want to be firing from the first minute. Pre-season will be tough but we’re really looking forward to it, especially playing Man United in the States.”It will be an amazing experience and as always, a tough game against them.”City will also face Spanish champions Real Madrid and last season’s Premier League runners-up Tottenham Hotspur on their U.S. tour.advertisement($1 = 0.7644 pounds)last_img read more

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Anushka Sharma is finding it hard to handle Virat Kohli’s beauty. See pic

first_imgAnushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are couple goals. Despite their busy schedules, the couple knows how to strike a perfect balance between work and personal life. After India’s historic victory in Australia, the cricket team is now in New Zealand for a series. And Anushka has yet again accompanied husband Virat.In between his matches, Virat has been busy spending quality time with wife Anushka, and the adorable pictures on social media are a proof of it.If Virat posted a selfie with Anushka saying “Moments with her”, Anushka shared a zoomed in video of Virat with the caption, “Uff, can’t handle this beauty.” Just a while back, Anushka had shared a picture of herself soaking up the New Zealand sun. The couple rang in New Year in Australia, as Virat was playing ODI series in the country. Their photos went viral, as always.Virat had once called Anushka the “captain, off the field” in an earlier interview. He had praised her enthusiasm for the sport and said, “She is very passionate about the game. She understands the game and she can understand the sentiments of all the players, what they go through and stuff, which I think is the most beautiful thing.””She takes all the right decisions in life. She’s totally my strength and she keeps me positive all the time, and that’s what you want in a life partner so I’m very grateful,” the cricketer had added.On the work front, Anushka was last seen in Zero along with Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. The film failed to create any magic at the box office.advertisementALSO READ | Anushka Sharma on Virat Kohli writing history with Australia win: So proud of you, my loveALSO READ: I am married to the greatest man in the world, says Anushka Sharma about Virat KohliALSO WATCH: Engagement, haldi and garland-exchange visuals from Virat-Anushka weddinglast_img read more

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WATCH: Vincent Taylor, Tre Flowers Return Blocked Extra Point for Score

first_imgPerhaps the play of the year for Oklahoma State came toward the end of the first quarter against Oklahoma State.After Texas took back some momentum marching down the field for a touchdown that would have tied the game with an extra point, defensive tackle Vincent Taylor blocked the kick (with his gut!) and pitched back to Tre Flowers, who took it the rest of the way for a score.Vincent Taylor (@BallOut_96) & Tre Flowers (@_Slimm7) have known each other since middle school. You could tell in this PAT return. #OKState pic.twitter.com/pbb3NR0SwC— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) October 2, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment. If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Ohio State LB Darron Lee Doesn’t Understand Why Michigan Brags About Its Success In The 90s

first_imgDarron Lee tweets message bashing the Michigan 1990's teams.Darron Lee Michigan DissIt’s been a while since Michigan’s football program was truly elite. Since the 1990s, probably. Two decades ago, the Wolverines won a national championship (1997), five Big Ten championships and had a winning record (7-2) against rival Ohio State. Since then, they’ve had a couple really good seasons, but success on a national level (and against the Buckeyes) has been inconsistent at best. Ohio State sophomore linebacker Darron Lee doesn’t understand why the Wolverines think they can brag about what happened 20-something years ago. Never knew why the TTUN always talked about the 90’s like anyone remembers…or cared but hey gotta cling to something right?— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) May 19, 2015Michigan’s game against Ohio State – the first Jim Harbaugh vs. Urban Meyer meeting – is set to occur on Nov. 28. We can’t wait for it.last_img read more

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Here Are The Top 16 Games On The 2016 College Football Schedule

first_imgCollage of logos of top college football programs. Alabama SIAlabama SIIt’s been a little more than four months since Alabama beat Clemson to win the College Football Playoff title, and we’re a little less than four months away from kicking off the 2016 season. We’re basically at the mid-point of the off-season, but September will be here soon enough.  Across the country, fans are already dying to see their favorite teams take the field once again, hoping they can duplicate the championship-winning feat the Crimson Tide pulled off this past season. It’s never too early to look ahead to the fall and try to predict with teams have a legit shot at a title run, which teams don’t, and which games will mean the most when deciding the CFP field.When poring over the 2016 college football schedule, not all games are created equal. We’ve decided to put a spotlight on some of next year’s biggest games. These games will be for bragging rights, conference supremacy or keeping national championship hopes alive. Some will be for all threeWithout further ado, here are our top 16 games on the 2016 college football slate, in no particular order.No. 16 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17last_img read more

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5 Potential Transfer Destinations For Alabama QB Jalen Hurts

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown against the Washington Huskies.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown against the Washington Huskies during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts remains a quarterback at the University of Alabama – for now, anyway. The rising junior is a potential transfer candidate, as he’s not expected to win the starting job.Here’s the latest on what’s going on.Hurts is expected by most to remain at Alabama for the 2018 season. The best option for the QB might be to stick it out in ’18, graduate, and then transfer somewhere else for the 2019 season, when he’d be eligible to play right away.If he were to transfer – now or in 2019 – where would he go?We’ve seen five schools mentioned previously.5 potential options for Alabama QB Jalen HurtsEarlier this year, Sports Illustrated‘s Andy Staples laid out some options.Would the Houston-area native head back to his home state and play in the Big 12? He’d fit well in the offenses at Texas and TCU. If he were to watch video of Quinton Flowers playing for Willie Taggart at South Florida, he might be intrigued by the idea of playing in that offense for Taggart at Florida State.Hurts is a native of Channelview, Texas, just outside Houston. Texas A&M is the most local Power Five program, and one that was the main competition to Alabama in his recruitment. It is highly unlikely that he will be allowed to become an Aggie though, as he would then face Alabama every year.Greg McElroy also thinks the Longhorns are a strong option, should Jalen Hurts transfer. From an interview with The Dan Patrick Show earlier in the year:“I think that’s a real possibility,” McElroy said of a potential Hurts transfer. “He’s from Texas and the Texas Longhorns are in the quarterback market. And, by the way, he didn’t redshirt. So when he does transfer– if he does– and I would assume that’s what he will do because he’s a quarterback and  it’s hard to go to a guy and say ‘You mind playing outside linebacker? Are you good moving to running back?’ Not a lot of guys take kindly to that move, especially at the collegiate level.TCU has a recent history of using dual-threat quarterbacks like Hurts well, and the Horned Frogs are a pretty consistent program in his home state. There are few coaches with a better reputation than Gary Patterson.Florida State is also very intriguing. Willie Taggart turned Quinton Flowers into one of the most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks in college football during his time at USF. He accounted for 11,739 total yards as a Bull.There’s a chance that Hurts could also drop down to a smaller school, although he probably won’t need to. However, Houston has been a Group of Five power, turning into one of the best schools outside of the Power Five under Tom Herman. Also, keep an eye on whatever happens with Lane Kiffin. FAU may not land Jalen Hurts, but if he plays out the year at Alabama, and Kiffin moves on to a bigger job, which is definitely in play, that could be an option. Kiffin was one of the lead recruiters for Hurts at Alabama, and obviously got a lot out of him as offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide. It wouldn’t be shocking to see Jalen Hurts transfer and join Kiffin at a bigger school, if he moves on from FAU to a Power Five job.***It seems unlikely that Hurts will be making a decision anytime soon. Stay tuned.last_img read more

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IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw knock SRH out, Delhi Capitals on course for maiden final

first_imgIPL 2019: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw knock SRH out, Delhi Capitals on course for maiden finalIPL 2019: Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant powered Delhi Capitals to a 2-wicket victory in the Eliminator as Sunrisers Hyderabad were knocked out of the 2019 IPL. DC will take on Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 for a place in the final. scorecard advertisement graphs view more view lesscenter_img No data available! Rajarshi Gupta VisakhapatnamMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 9, 2019 00:23 IST IPL 2019 Eliminator: Rishabh Pant starred with the bat as Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets in the IPL 2019 Eliminator in Vizag on WednesdayPrithvi Shaw (56) and Rishabh Pant (49) starred for DC as SRH were knocked out of the 2019 IPLDC will play Chennai Super Kings in the Eliminator in Vizag on Friday for a berth in the finalPrithvi Shaw’s stylish half-century and an innings of brute force from Rishabh Pant helped Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets in the Eliminator in Vizag on Tuesday. SRH were knocked out while DC kept alive their dreams of a maiden IPL final.On Friday, Delhi Capitals will take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 in Vizag for a berth in the title clash against Mumbai Indians. DC have made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2012 and would be eager to make the most of this opportunity.Prithvi Shaw led the charge for Delhi Capitals in their chase of 163. He has been out of sorts since that 99 against Kolkata Knight Riders but on Wednesday, Shaw came out all guns blazing and became only the 2nd teenager to hit 4 fifties after Shubman Gill in the Indian Premier League.Shikhar Dhawan, Delhi’s most successful batsman in the 2019 IPL. fell to Deepak Hooda and was smartly stumped by Wriddhiman Saha but DC were on course thanks to Shaw’s early aggression.Prithvi Shaw was brutal against Bhuvneshwar Kumar and was not scared to play his shots against any of SRH’s star bowlers. But he played one shot too many against Khaleel Ahmed who had just dismissed Shreyas Iyer in his 2nd over. In a space of 4 balls, Delhi had lost Iyer and Shaw and Hyderabad were suddenly in the game.Keemo Paul ends the tension!@DelhiCapitals win the #Eliminator by 2 wickets and move on to Qualifier 2 #DCvSRH pic.twitter.com/WzpjUeg5pCadvertisementIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 8, 2019Rishabh Pant and Colin Munro make for a dangerous pair in T20 cricket. The asking rate was beginning to climb but Pant was not going to let it get away from him and Delhi Capitals.Delhi Capitals took little risk against Rashid Khan who went wicketless in his first 3 overs. But his last over threatened to change the dynamics of the game. He snared Colin Munro and Axar Patel to rock the Capitals who were looking to stay on course for their first ever IPL final.But Rishabh Pant played a few mind-numbing shots to knock Sunrisers Hyderabad out of the 2019 IPL as Delhi Capitals stayed alive to face defending champions Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 in Vizag on Friday.Sunrisers Hyderabad lost Wriddhiman Saha to Ishant Sharma early after Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bowl in Vizag. But Martin Guptill hit 4 sixes to help SRH to a rapid start despite the early setback.On a slow pitch, Martin Guptill set the tone for SRH with 4 sixes but just when it looked like he was settling down for a big knock, Amit Mishra dismissed him for a 19-ball 36. Manish Pandey, who hit top form as a No.3 for Hyderabad, scraped around for a slow 30 before his stay was ended by Keemo Paul.Kane Williamson, the Orange Cap winner in 2018, hit a stylish 70 not out against Royal Challengers Bangalore but has done precious little this season. It was the perfect opportunity for him to have a say in the Eliminator but Ishant Sharma returned to the attack to see Williamson off for a 27-ball 28.Sunrisers Hyderabad were in serious trouble at 111 for 5 off 15.5 overs but Vijay Shankar (25 off 11) and Mohammad Nabi (20 off 13) lifted the team to a strong total.Amit Mishra was the most economical bowler for Delhi Capitals with a spell of 4-0-16-1 while Keemo Paul (3/32) and Ishant Sharma (2/34) did the most damage with 5 wickets between them.Sunrisers Hyderabad looked a different batting unit when David Warner and Jonny Bairstow were going great guns throughout the league stages. Warner, in fact, is still the leading run-scorer this season with 692 runs but both men had to leave as Australia and England began their World Cup preparations. In their absence, it was important for Guptill, Williamson and Pandey to stand up but they could not really do that.Also Read | Rishabh Pant objects after Shreyas Iyer decides to withdraw run-out appealAlso Read | Shreyas Iyer in a hurry at toss, Sanjay Manjrekar stops himAlso Read | Prithvi Shaw equals Shubman Gill’s record with quickfire fifty in EliminatorFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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23 of 25 Hospitals Offering Full Services

first_imgMost of the island’s 25 hospitals have resumed full services, following the passage of Hurricane Sandy on October 24. This was disclosed by Director of Emergency Disaster Management and Special Services in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Marion Bullock Ducasse, during an interview with JIS News, today (October  26), at the Bustamante Children’s Hospital, in Kingston. “All but two of our hospitals are now offering full services. The  Annotto Bay Hospital (in St. Mary), unfortunately, lost a section of the roof and therefore they are now only still seeing emergency cases. At the Port Antonio Hospital (in Portland), they are actually seeing emergency cases and doing outpatient clinics, but they are not offering elective services. So, we therefore have the other 23 hospitals that are offering full services now,” she said. She informed that “as of today, all of the Ministry of Health facilities continue to offer services, though at varying levels.” Dr. Bullock Ducasse further informed that at the Port Antonio Hospital, full service offerings should be resumed by next week. However,  she was unable to give a specific timeline regarding the Antonno Bay Hospital, “because of the extent of the damage.” Damage sustained at the Antonno Bay Hospital include: the loss of roof to sections of the hospital, including the male and female wards as well as to the accident and emergency, and paediatric wards. She is anticipating that the facility will be repaired within two weeks, “to the extent that we can move patients back into those wards and use those areas again.”                                                                                                            Dr. Bullock Ducasse said that while emergency services are being offered, members of the public are being encouraged to use the other facilities nearby, such as the Port Maria Hospital and the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital. She also pointed out that staff turnout at the hospitals has improved, and that most persons were able to access the health facilities today. Regarding the island’s health centres, Dr.  Bullock Ducasse informed that in the Western Region (Trelawny, St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland),  all the health centres are operational from today; and the same obtains for the Southern Region, comprising  Clarendon, Manchester and St. Elizabeth. She informed that for the South East Region, a few of the health centres “are not operational” in Kingston and St. Andrew; and in St. Catherine, the St. Jago Park Health Centre lost a section of the roof. “The main challenges that were being experienced today,  are in the worst affected parishes  –  St. Thomas, Portland, and St. Mary,” she said. In the meantime, she said that all the relevant sectors and stakeholders are working assiduously to restore normal services.last_img read more

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Please restore normalcy a mellow Mamata requests doctors on strike

first_imgKolkata: A mellowed Mamata Banerjee put the ball on the agitating junior doctors’ court after they refused her offer of a meeting on Saturday, holding out three key assurances and requesting them to rejoin work. She said all their security demands would be met, no action would be taken against them for the now five-day-old strike, and they would be free to contact her, the governor, chief secretary or the police commissioner for a resolution through talks. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga Immediately after Mamata’s news conference at Nabanna, the state secretariat, the junior doctors said the strike would continue as the chief minister had not agreed to their demand to meet them at NRS Medical College and Hospital. Late on Saturday night, the junior doctors rebutted several assertions made by Mamata at the media conference but said a general body meeting would decide if talks can be held at any other venue. At the media conference, Mamata adopted a tone that was in sharp contrast to the belligerence she had displayed at SSKM Hospital on Thursday, which had escalated the confrontation. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers On Saturday, Mamata concluded her opening remarks at Nabanna with an impassioned plea: “Please restore normalcy. Start the service for the people: my humble submission to them. I’m not going to take any stringent action (against the agitators), though we have everything with us. Let good sense prevail.” Redeploying the people skills that had once stood her in good stead, Mamata said: “They are young, they made a mistake, let them be, I forgive them.” After issuing the invitation on Friday evening, Mamata had waited for the junior doctors to turn up, but as they couldn’t decide immediately whether to accept the invite, another meeting had been set for Saturday at 5pm. On Saturday afternoon, the junior doctors issued a statement Mamata addressed the news conference amid a sense of dejection in the administration following the junior doctors’ refusal to turn up for the meeting, and amid a perception that her stridency was preventing a resolution. By then, the Union home ministry had sent an advisory to the Bengal government “urgently” seeking a report on the cease-work by doctors — a move described as unusual by officials in Delhi. At the outset, Mamata sought to address the perception that the government had done nothing to resolve the crisis. She pressed chief secretary Malay De to describe the steps the administration had taken since Monday night’s mob attack on junior doctors at NRS following a patient’s death. Mamata then took the microphone. “We have taken all possible action. I sent a minister, officers and the police commissioner to talk to them (the agitators),” she said. “The police arrested five of the accused immediately, and stringent charges have been brought against them. The police commissioner has enhanced security at all the medical colleges and hospitals.” She added: “I waited five hours yesterday and three hours today to talk to the junior doctors.” Over the next half-hour, Mamata tried to give her side of the story and hammer home the fact that poor patients across the state continued to suffer -– a factor that can turn public opinion against attempts to prolong the strike. Rarely before have emergency services been affected in state-run medical colleges and hospitals for five days on the trot, with no certain end in sight. Several senior doctors who had provided moral support to the agitation when it started told this newspaper on Saturday that some of the junior doctors had begun making “illogical and unreasonable demands”. A government source said: “Had Mamata tried sending this message two days ago, there would not have been many takers. But today, people know how the patients are suffering because of the strike.” Some junior doctors have accused Mamata of arrogance for her failure to visit them or Paribaha Mukherjee, an intern severely injured in Monday’s attack, and cited her belligerence during the visit to SSKM Hospital on Thursday. Mamata tried to rebut the charges at the news conference. “When I entered (SSKM), the agitating doctors sitting there created an obstruction…. While I was walking, I was pushed. They were shouting and filthy comments were passed,” she said. “Despite that, I told the police not to arrest anybody. They are young, they had made a mistake, let them be, I forgive them. Had this taken place elsewhere, a lot of action would have been initiated.” Never losing her composure, unlike at SSKM, Mamata was at pains to underscore that she was pursuing a reasonable approach devoid of vindictiveness or rancour. Mamata repeatedly — and in detail — contrasted her government’s approach with that of others elsewhere in the country to doctors’ strikes. She said her government could have taken stringent action, such as enforcing the Essential Services Maintenance Act (Esma), blocking the registration of the agitating doctors, extending their period of internship or filing FIRs against them. “Such stern steps have been taken by 9 to 10 states in the past few years. But we did not do it,” she said. Sources said that although Bengal had desisted from adopting Esma owing to the erstwhile Left Front government’s opposition to the act, the state government could have implemented its provisions through an ordinance. By explaining what she could have done, sources said, the chief minister had attempted to underline her government’s apparent lenience and put pressure on the agitators to call off their strike. She tried to highlight her eagerness for a solution by suggesting the junior doctors could meet other authorities if they were averse to talk to her. “They had two main demands. First, a heightening of their security; second, action against the accused. Both have been done. Still, if they think I’m not capable enough, they can hold meetings with the governor, chief secretary or the police commissioner. If they have additional demands, those will also be taken care of,” she said. The option of talks with the governor, sources said, was a significant conciliatory gesture on Mamata’s part since she has had testy ties with Keshari Nath Tripathi and had as recently as Thursday accused him of exceeding his brief at the behest of BJP leaders in Delhi and Calcutta. Sources close to Mamata hoped that her news conference would help undo the damage her belligerence had caused on Thursday when she gave the agitators four hours to join duty or face action, and called some of them “outsiders”. Neither the heath department nor the police have initiated any action, though, a point Mamata took care to highlight. “She had looked overly belligerent till yesterday. But she has deployed her tried-and-tested outreach skills, and this has helped her turn the tables on the agitating doctors,” a Nabanna official said.(With inputs from Telegraph India)last_img read more

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Tripura CM backs Shahs one nation one language call

first_imgAgartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has supported Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s call for ‘one nation, one language’ and said he didn’t believe English language was the only key to development. Addressing a function here on Monday, the Chief Minister said, “There are examples of successful countries, like Japan, Russia, Germany and France, which grew without the help of English.” Those who couldn’t speak English should not be belittled as it was not the only factor to attain success in life, the Chief Minister said. Shah said on Saturday a common language would become “the mark of India’s global identity.” Speaking at a function on the occasion of “Hindi Diwas”, Shah urged people to use Hindi more often to help fulfil dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel of ‘one nation, one language’.last_img read more

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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau excluded BC First Nations from clean water promise

first_imgEditor’s Note: Story has been updated with Liberal statement sent to APTN late Tuesday.Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsLiberal leader Justin Trudeau excluded British Columbia First Nations when he announced Monday evening that his government would fix the water woes afflicting 93 First Nations on Health Canada’s drinking water advisory list.Trudeau made the announcement during a town hall hosted by Vice News Canada.During the town hall, Trudeau said he agreed with Isadore Day, the Ontario regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations, who called for the next government to commit to ensuring no First Nation community remains under a drinking water advisory within five years.“We agree with that,” said Trudeau.When a Vice journalist pressed Trudeau on whether he was saying no First Nations would be under drinking water advisories within five years, he qualified his statement. Trudeau said it only applied to the 93 First Nations which are currently on Health Canada’s drinking water advisory list.“In all those 93 communities, yes,” said Trudeau.Trudeau excluded, in one fell swoop, the 25 First Nations in B.C. that are currently under drinking water advisories.Health Canada stopped reporting water advisories for First Nations in B.C. back in 2013. Those numbers are now reported by the First Nations Health Authority in the province.Russell Diabo, a policy analyst who helped developed the Liberal party’s election platform in the early 1990s, said it’s surprising Trudeau would exclude First Nations in B.C. in this announcement. One-third of all First Nation communities are in B.C.“You would think his advisers would give him better advice,” said Diabo, who helped craft the Liberal party’s Aboriginal affairs platform for the 1993 federal election. “He probably isn’t fully briefed on the complexity of all these issues.”The NDP has not released their Indigenous issues platform, but it’s doubtful the party will unveil any ground-breaking funding promises on First Nation infrastructure because leader Thomas Muclair has committed the party to balanced budgets, said Diabo.“They will be hamstrung in terms of what they are going to spend,” he said.That platform will be released Wednesday.The Conservatives have not made any new or major commitments to First Nations.The Harper government says it has invested about $3 billion in water and waste water infrastructure between 2006 and 2014. The federal 2014 budget also committed $323.4 million over two years to improving water and wastewater systems on reserves.The Liberal party issued a response late Tuesday evening on the apparent exclusion of B.C. First Nations from Trudeau’s promise.“The use of that particular stat was meant to highlight the scope of the problem. Rest assured, our commitment is to all First Nations communities across Canada struggling with issues surrounding clean drinking water,” said the statement.The party is also vague on how it would pay to fix the water issues facing the 93 communities listed by Health Canada.In Ontario, for example, some First Nations have been under advisories since the Liberals were in power.The Neskantaga First Nation has been under a drinking water advisory since 1995 while Deer Lake First Nation and Eabametoong First Nation have been under an advisory since 2001.In Quebec, Kitigan Zibi has been under an advisory since 1999.The majority of the communities currently on the Health Canada list were added under the Harper government.In this year alone, 12 First Nation communities from Ontario were added to the list.The Liberals have not earmarked any specific funds to deal with First Nation water woes in their platform costing document.The Liberal party sent APTN a statement saying some of the money in the party’s $20 billion green infrastructure fund would be used for First Nation water issues. The same fund, which is to be spread over 10 years, has been identified by the party for a number of other promised priorities.The Liberal party statement also said a Trudeau government would reengage with First Nations on the $5 billion Kelowna Accord struck by the Paul Martin Liberals in the dying days of that minority government.The 2005 Kelowna Accord took 18 months to negotiate and it was struck with all Indigenous groups, including First Nation, Metis, Inuit and off-reserve First Nations people. The $5 billion was to be spread out over 10 years.A Kelowna-level funding promise would fix First Nation water and wastewater infrastructure problems only if every single dollar was used on that specific issue.According a 2011 study commissioned by the federal Aboriginal Affairs department, it would cost about $4.7 billion over 10 years to get First Nation water and wastewater infrastructure up to the department’s own standards. The report said First Nation communities needed an immediate $1.2 billion to deal with high-risk systems.Aboriginal Affairs said in a response to the report that it planned to invest in 25 per cent of systems the study identified as high risk by 2015-2016.Water is only a portion of the staggering infrastructure deficit faced by First Nations.According to a 2012 study sponsored by Aboriginal Affairs, First Nation communities across the country need about $5.2 billion in capital investments to improve on-reserve housing.The study concluded that over the 2007-2031 timeframe, Ottawa needed to invest about $21.3 billion (in 2009 dollars) for First Nation housing.None of the three main federal parties are promising anywhere close to these funding levels.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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117 seats up for grabs across 15 states today

first_imgNew Delhi: People in 15 states will vote on Tuesday in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections which will see a maximum of 117 seats going to the polls in a single phase of a seven-phased election.Voting will be completed in all seats of Gujarat, Kerala, Goa, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu with the third phase polls. The presidents of the two main political parties are in the fray in the third phase with BJP chief Amit Shah making his Lok Sabha election debut from Gandhinagar and Congress President Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThis time the BJP will be tested in its bastion Gujarat – where polling will be held for all the 26 Lok Sabha seats – apart from Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh, where the party had done well in 2014. In Karnataka, the BJP is considered to have a firm footing in many of the 14 seats going to the polls on Tuesday. However, the saffron party faces a tough challenge from the Congress-JDS combine. The BJP faces a stiff challenge in UP, as the third phase of LS elections will be fought in the “Yadav belt”. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe SP strongholds of Mainpuri, Badaun and Sambhal will go to the polls on Tuesday, and the party’s prospects have received a considerable boost following its alliance with the BSP. SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is contesting from Mainpuri. In Maharashtra, the third phase of polling will be held in some NCP strongholds, including Baramati, Madha, Kolhapur and Satara. NCP President Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule is contesting from the party’s bastion in Baramati. In Chhattisgarh, the BJP has sought to beat the anti-incumbency wave against its sitting MPs by replacing all of them. Of the five seats in Bihar, the BJP had won only one in 2014, and it is again contesting one seat this time. Janata Dal (United), the BJP’s ally in the NDA, is contesting three seats while the LJP is contesting one seat. In Odisha, the third phase of elections will witness a battle between several political heavyweights as well as former bureaucrats. In the four constituencies of lower Assam that will go to the polls on Tuesday, both the Congress and the AIUDF are seeking to gain votes by targeting the BJP over its stance in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The Congress will look to augment its tally in Kerala with Rahul Gandhi in the fray from Wayanad. The BJP too is seeing a realistic chance to win four seats in the southern state. The high-octane Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal reach an exciting third leg on Tuesday. Five constituencies – Balurghat, Malda North, Malda South, Jangipur and Murshidabad – are up for grabs in the third phase.last_img read more

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Security Council extends UN mandate in Western Sahara until April

The unanimous vote of approval for a three-month extension comes after Secretary-General Kofi Annan earlier this month asked the Council to give more time for consultations between Morocco and James Baker, his Personal Envoy, over a peace plan for the disputed territory.The UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has been in place since April 1991 after Morocco and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro (Frente POLISARIO) agreed to a ceasefire in their long-running dispute over the status of Western Sahara.The peace plan, submitted by Mr. Baker last year, calls for a referendum on the permanent future status of Western Sahara within four or five years. It was accepted by Frente POLISARIO in July. read more

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CN shares surge after it promotes veteran employee as chief operating officer

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CN shares surge after it promotes veteran employee as chief operating officer by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 19, 2013 2:35 pm MDT MONTREAL – Shares in CN hit a new all-time high Tuesday as the Montreal-based railway announced the appointment of veteran employee Jim Vena to chief operating officer, a position left vacant with the departure of Keith Creel to rival Canadian Pacific.Canadian National Railway’s shares briefly reached $102 in intra-day trading and were up 93 cents at $101.52 later in the afternoon.Italian-born Vena, 54, joined the railway in 1977 as a brakeman in Alberta and rose through the ranks to oversee all three of CN’s operating regions. He will move to Montreal from Illinois, where he was senior vice-president of the southern region.CN chief executive Claude Mongeau said Vena has “a wealth of railway experience and strong leadership skills” that will help drive the railway’s agenda of operational and service excellence.Replacing Vena as head of the southern region is Jeff Liepelt, 53, currently senior vice-president of the eastern region. Liepelt also started his career as a brakeman at the former Illinois Central Railroad in 1978, which was acquired by CN in 1999.Analysts had expected that CN would move quickly to replace Creel from within by either Vena or Mike Cory, senior vice-president of the western region.Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets said it was “largely anticipated by the street since he has an established reputation as a strong railroader.”“We note that with Mr. Vena, Mr. Liepelt and Mike Cory, CN is equipped with a very strong bench,” he wrote in a research note.Poirier added that he prefers CN over CP for 2013 because its shares have more potential to increase due to more apparent growth opportunities, its cheaper price and stronger balance sheet.The railway (TSX:CNR) also announced Tuesday the retirement next month of Sameh Fahmy, 61, its senior vice-president of engineering, mechanical and supply management.Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) hired Creel, 45, earlier this month to be its second-in-command and a likely successor to CEO Hunter Harrison, who came out of retirement last year to improve the performance of the Calgary-based railway.The two railways resolved a legal dispute that arose after Harrison, a retired former head of CN, joined CP. As part of the settlement, CP has agreed not to hire “certain CN employees” until Dec. 31, 2016. Other terms of the deal are confidential.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, CP’s shares gained 81 cents at $120.44 in afternoon trading. read more

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Goodman professor to talk Battle of Gettysburg at Royal Canadian Military Institute

The Battle of Gettysburg, and factors of the conflict some argue would have changed the course of history, is at the centre of Michael Armstrong’s research.The associate professor of operations research at Brock’s Goodman School of Business is set to shed light on the 1863 battle during a presentation on Wednesday, April 19 at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto. Armstrong completed a study, “Refighting Pickett’s Charge: mathematical modeling of the Civil War battlefield”, in 2015 while visiting Norwich University in Northfield, Vt.The study, supported by funding from a 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar award, later won the 2017 Southwestern Social Sciences Association best published paper award. In collaboration with Steven Sodergren, Associate Professor of history at Norwich University, Armstrong developed a mathematical model of Pickett’s Charge to determine if it could have won the Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point in the American Civil War.At the height of battle, General Pickett’s infantry charge failed and forced the Confederate army to retreat south, leading the Union army to take the initiative and eventually win the war.Some historians have argued that Pickett’s Charge would have succeeded if the Confederates had made better decisions.Armstrong and Sodergren’s research used a scientific approach to answer questions about what would have happened if General Lee had assigned more men to Pickett and if Lee’s staff had supplied enough ammunition for a longer artillery barrage.After building the mathematical model of the charge, Armstrong and Sodergren calibrated the model’s equations using troop strengths from the actual fight to ensure they recreated the historical results. After adjusting the model to represent changes in the battle plan, they used the equations to calculate the battle’s likely new outcome.Their model indicated that a longer barrage would have only slightly helped the charge, as it would have needed several thousand more infantry to work. Their findings include that if Lee had added his five reserve brigades to the charge, it likely would have captured the Union position, but that would have left no fresh troops ready to exploit the success. This means the charge itself would have succeeded, but it would not have won the battle.Armstrong notes that this study benefited from mixing scientific methods with humanities viewpoints. This interdisciplinary approach revealed insights that neither specialty could have found on its own.Armstrong’s presentation is open to the public and will take place April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto as part of the organization’s American Civil War roundtable series. read more

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Ohio State mens lacrosse putting undefeated mark to the test against Penn

Coming off a dominating 18-8 win against first-year program Marquette, the No. 13 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team takes its unbeaten streak into Happy Valley on Saturday at 1 p.m. to take on the No. 8 Penn State Nittany Lions. At 3-0, the Buckeyes hope to keep up the success that they have found early in the year. Freshman attacker Carter Brown and sophomore midfielder Jesse King recorded a combined 13 points against the Golden Eagles and sparked OSU’s offense which had been stagnant the week before against Jacksonville in a 9-6 win. For his four goals and three assists, Brown was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. The freshman, though, saw the improvement of the team as a whole, not just his individual statistics. “Our offense was clicking in the second quarter especially,” Brown said. “We were just making the easy play and I just got some easy goals.” King, too, said he felt the team improved on offense after a tough week of practice. “Honestly, this week we worked out a lot on working the ball on the outside,” King said. “Our chemistry is coming together, and this week it just clicked.” But the Buckeyes will likely have a tougher challenge this week against Penn State in State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions have already defeated No. 10 Denver on the year and took No. 2 Notre Dame to overtime in their only loss of the season. Last year, Penn State handed OSU its second loss of the season in a 5-2 victory March 3 at Ohio Stadium. In spite of a schedule featuring five games against top-11 opponents in March, some members of the team are staying positive. OSU coach Nick Myers sees how far his players have come so far this year, but understands there are improvements to be made. “We’ve got a lot of work to continue to do,” Myers said. “It’s February … We’re not the team that we wanted to be yet, but we’re taking steps in the right direction.” The game could also be a potential precursor for what is to come, with reports swirling that a Big Ten conference for lacrosse could be on the horizon. “There’s been some positive conversation,” Myers said about the potential new conference. “This Penn State-Ohio State rivalry has been special for years now. I think that will only get more traction if the Big Ten conference continues to move in the right direction.” King, who was a part of the team that lost to Penn State in Columbus last year, is excited to get another shot at the Nittany Lions. “I’m excited, they’re going to be a great game,” King said. “It’s always fun playing against Penn State.” read more

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Salaries drop by over 10 pct within a year

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Salaries in Greece have declined by a remarkable 10.1 percent within just one year, from the first quarter of 2012 to the same period this year, returning to levels last recorded in 2006.Since the austerity program came into effect in the first quarter of 2010, salaries have dropped 22.3 percent, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Tuesday.The first quarter to show an annual decline in salaries was the January-March 2009 period, with a rebound in the next four quarters up to the second quarter of 2010, when salaries began their steady slide, as was expected due to the continuing contraction of the Greek economy.The data do not concern salaries in the primary sector, in health, education and the public sector in general.On a quarterly basis, the drop in salaries in Q1 of 2013 amounted to 24.3 percent compared with the last quarter of 2012, although it should be noted that the last quarter of every year includes the Christmas bonus (usually as high as a full month’s salary), which makes salary figures appear considerably higher over that period. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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Lampard feels sorry for former boss Mourinho

first_imgFrank Lampard has revealed his sympathy for former boss Jose Mourinho who is currently experiencing turbulent times at Manchester United.United are on a three-game winless run which continued with a third league defeat to the Hammers on Saturday leaving them nine points behind leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.Rumours are rife Mourinho may be axed if the poor run of games continues. However, Chelsea legend and current Derby County boss Frank Lampard who formerly played under Mourinho and recently defeated him in the Carabao Cup feels for his former boss.“Everyone knows my feelings for Jose Mourinho as a manager,” Lampard revealed to Sky Sports. “It is a tough moment. It is a moment that we will all have, that I will have at times, that every manager has.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I have heard all his interviews lately. He is a big boy. He will get about doing his job. Of course, I feel for him. They are not winning games, and they want to be – it is Manchester United.“In terms of players, it can be difficult. You need buy-in from your players, and you need sometimes the right message to be coming out. I thought that as a player and I think it even more as a manager.“And you need complete work rate on the pitch. I am not talking about individuals here; I am saying that is what you need.”last_img read more

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Zabaleta reveals West Hams top seven ambitions

first_imgWest Ham United right-back Pablo Zabaleta believes the club is now in pole position to qualify for European football after their 1-0 home win against Arsenal on Saturday.The Hammers’ victory on Saturday put them in 9th place in the league table with just one point behind seventh-placed Watford, and Zabaleta a top-seven finish is within their reach.“I think this is a new project where the club decided to bring an experienced coach, a very successful one and where the club decided to make a big investment, bringing very good players and they want to take a big step forward,” he told the club’s website.“Also, we are playing in this new stadium where we always play in front of 60,000 fans, but we need to be a bit realistic and understand that in this league there are six teams that dominate, that are always in the top and then a few other teams that fight for seventh to qualify for the Europa League.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I believe that West Ham’s goal is that one now. I think we need to find the consistency to be in the top ten and, seeing the club’s potential, it’s a good moment for us.”last_img read more

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What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 16

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, September 16, 2018, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.September 16 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBeads By BarbaraDeano’s PastaEJ’s Fresh Frozen Pizza / Grab & GoGaouette FarmGrace GranolaJessy Cate’s CupcakesPurple Carrot BreadRed AntlerSeafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTSquare Inch FarmTewksbury HoneyAdditional Attractions:Balloons with YarrowCub Scout Pack 126Chickens at the Kids TableLive Music with Anne Sandstrom & John LorentzLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 1In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On Sunday, September 8In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”last_img read more

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